Haier America, which was founded in 1999 as the U.S. sales and marketing division of the International Haier Group, manufactures major appliances and electronics ranging from wine cellars to plasma televisions and recently introduced a line of central air conditioners to the U.S. market. It also offers a wide range of room air conditioners to suit many needs.
Haier's central air conditioning units comprise a variety of 10- and 12-SEER air conditioners ranging from 18,000 to 58,000 BTU. Each unit is constructed with a brand-name compressor; a durable metal jacket for coil protection; an elevated base pan to raise it off the ground; a galvanized steel cabinet for sun and weather protection; an enclosed and permanently lubricated fan motor; and a service panel that offers easy access for maintenance and repairs.
Haier also offers a range of Energy Star qualified room air conditioners that provide superior cooling power while shaving dollars off energy bills. These units range from 5,200 to 24,000 BTU and offer energy efficiency ratios of up to 10.8. Other attractive features include electrostatic air filters and a dehumidification mode. Ultra-quiet design makes the units a pleasure to use. Casement and Slider Series air conditioners feature encased assembly design for easy mounting in a sliding or casement window. These window-mount units operate with minimum noise and offer variable cooling and fan speed settings for excellent climate control.
For a stylish appearance, Haier offers the Preference and Preference Plus Series. These units are designed with a modern look and offer ultra-quiet operation. Ranging from 5,000 to 24,000 BTU they can cool most any size room. A digital time and temperature display facilitates superior temperature control for maximum comfort.
Haier manufactures a line of portable air conditioners for consumers who require more flexibility. These units feature convenient auto-evaporation capability allowing continuous operation without water removal. Portable units range from 7,000 to 12,000 BTU and some combine heating and cooling functions for greater convenience.