I am planning to buy some portable air conditioner and doing some research brands like Gree or Heran pop up fairly soon. From the facts on paper, the products seem quite decent in terms of efficiency and cooling capacity. Obviously the price is very reasonable as well since they are taiwanese.
Now, I went back to Germany for 3 months this summer because of work, and when I got back the dehumidifier I have at home, from a taiwanese brand started forming ice (due to a leak somewhere in the circuit) and it was just a year and three months old. I tried to find a technical service but it was fairly hard and fixing the dehumidifier would have been as expensive as buying a new one. (Who on earth makes machines that last a year??)
Adding that to the experiences with cheap quality products that I encounter pretty much every day of my life in this country, I don’t really trust taiwanese products anymore.
Therefore, my question is about the experiences you had or have with taiwanese aircon brands. Are they trustworthy? or are the aircons breaking down after a year or two? should I look for a japanese brand instead?
I would like to trust taiwanese brands, i really do, but i can’t help feeling disappointed about reliability issues of the taiwanese products I have seen. So if my misstrust is wrong placed, please tell me.