Mitsubishi Mini Split Unit Vs LG Mini Split Unit, Which Is Better ?

If you want to buy a split unit Air conditioner and you want to decide between Lg mini split and Mitsubishi mini split, and you are probably confused about the Split unit to go for, this article is for you.

I have actually used both units, so I have prior knowledge of the two units, ranging from cost, efficiency, durability, and energy saving.

In a few words, if I was to choose between Mitsubishi vs. LG mini split, the best is definitely Mitsubishi split unit because Mitsubishi split units can last up to 10 years without having any faults if they are maintained well.

It’s not just enough to say that Mitsubishi is the most preferred split unit; I’m going to explain why I prefer Mitsubishi to Lg any day, any time.

Mitsubishi Mini Split Unit Vs Lg Mini Split Unit

Here Are My Top 5 Focus:

  1. Cost
  2. Durability 
  3. Fan Speed
  4. Efficiency 
  5. Power
  6. Noise 

Cost Price

Split units are unarguably costly irrespective of the brand; at some point, you need to choose between lower cost and lower efficiency and higher cost and higher efficiency. In the case of Mitsubishi and Lg split unit, the winner will be Lg.

They have been to offer cheaper split units in the past. However, their smart inverters split units aren’t cheap because of their energy-saving feature.

On the other hand, Mitsubishi split units are quite expensive, and I think it’s because of the high-end materials used to manufacture them.

The price of the Lg split unit as of January 2023 is between $500 to $1000, depending on how much horsepower you want to purchase. Typically, Lg split unit 1HP would cost about $500, depending on your location.

The price of a Mitsubishi split unit could range from $800 to $1300, depending on how much horsepower you want to purchase. Typically, Mitsubishi 1HP split unit would cost about $800, depending on your location.

It’s obvious Lg Split unit is way cheaper than that of Mitsubishi, but would you rather use the cost of both Units to conclude on what choice to make? Keep reading.

Durability

Durability simply means how long a device can stand the test of time. I won’t be biased in this case; from my experience, Mitsubishi is more durable than Lg split units. I mean, you could use Mitsubishi for over ten years, and it still serves you better; it doesn’t mean LG can last that long. Let me explain further.

The reason Mitsubishi would stand the test of time more than that Lg is that Mitsubishi doesn’t compromise when building its products; they literally use the best materials to build their products, which explains why they are way more expensive than Lg.

In summary, durability also depends o how well you take care of your device, the fact that the Mitsubishi split unit can stand the test of time doesn’t mean you won’t take proper care of it.

Fan Speed

This is a feature that many people ignore; not knowing the fan speed is a vital feature in split units. As I said, I have used different split units in the past, and all of them have different fan speeds. 

Fan speed is the ability of a split unit to cover a space within a short period of time. The higher the gain speed, the lower the amount of time it takes for a split unit to cover an entire room.

I won’t be biased in this case; Mitsubishi has a higher fan speed than that Lg. Hence it covers an entire room within 15 minutes. I understand that some companies try to reduce the efficiency of the fan speed to save energy, but I feel when you want 100% results, you shouldn’t compromise on quality.

Efficiency 

This is where I’d explain the exact reason why I prefer Mitsubishi to Lg. Kindly note that I am not slamming Lg split units. I am only writing based on my experience; this is also not a paid post. 

I bought two split units some years back (Lg 1.5HP and Mitsubishi 1HP). The Lg split unit was installed in my living room, while the Mitsubishi was installed in my bedroom. 

You must also note that the largeness of the room affects how efficiently a split unit would work. Larger rooms would demand higher HP to work efficiently. After I had used both units for two months, I concluded that the Mitsubishi was much more efficient than the Lg because, in 15 minutes, I could feel the Mitsubishi’s effect, while it took Lg about an hour before I could feel the effect.

At a point, I had to recheck if the Mitsubishi split unit I bought was actually 1HP and not 1.5HP because it does the work on a 1.5HP split unit. I could imagine how Mitsubishi’s 1.5HP split unit would perform if the lower version of it performed way better. Amazing!

Power Saving

In terms of power, I would give kudos to Lg for designing inverter split units that could save up to 70% energy within six months. It’s simple, any split unit that doesn’t use the exact voltage it needs to work efficiently, you don’t expect it to work as normal. That’s why Mitsubishi Acs works efficiently and produces the best results of all time.

However, Mitsubishi won’t save you energy, thanks to their exciting feature called “Economical.” It can be found in their remotes; when switched on, it tends to take less power.

Noise

This is where I would draw my conclusion. In terms of noise, I think the Lg is better. Their slogan says, “Quiter than Whistle.” You know what that means, right? and yes, they are 100% correct; LG split units are extremely quiet and still perform better.

Probably that explains why their fan speed is a bit low compared to Mitsubishi. I must confess, if you are looking for a quiet split unit, go for Lg as they are very good in that area.

However, if you are looking for efficiency and durability, I’d advise you to go for Lg split units.

Summary 

In conclusion, if you want a split unit with good efficiency and durability, you can go for Mitsubishi. However, it’s very expensive, and I doubt that Mitsubishi has an inverter version is another setback for Mitsubishi.

On the other hand, if you want fair efficiency, low cost, and good durability, the Lg split unit s better for you. In fact, Lg now has smart inverters that can save up to 70% of energy for you; that’s really smart.

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