We purchased a very reasonably priced Blueway Split Inverter Air Conditioner for our living room from Harvey Norman. The Air Conditioner is a Blueway AS24-VR with 6000watt cooling capacity (we don’t really care about the heating up here in the tropics, but the air conditioner also has 8000watt heating capacity).
As you can see in the photo the head unit of the AS24-VR is quite large. It almost didn’t fit between the ceiling and the window, which was a problem we hadn’t planned for in purchasing an air conditioner.
The external compressor unit of the Blueway air conditioner I have found to be very quiet, but like the head unit the compressor unit is quite large.
The Blueway Air Conditioner does an adequate job at cooling our main living area, but given the odd shape of the room I don’t think any other air conditioning brand would do any better. The swing mechanism on the head unit doesn’t have much range, so to get it to blow straight out into the overhead fan I need to manually adjust the swing mechanism.
The air conditioning installation technician didn’t have much bad to say about the units. He reckons that they run pretty well and he hasn’t noticed any difference in reliability over most of the other better known brands. This is pretty good considering that the Blueway air conditioner was close to half the price of some of the better known brands.
Being in Townsville I haven’t really had any need to use the heater function, but like I said, it’s there if you want it.
Here is the list of Blueway Air Conditioner Error Codes.