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# 174919 10-Jun-2015 18:32
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I've recently had a Gree heatt pump installed.

Gree is not well known in New Zealand but apparently they are the biggest manufacturer in the world, based in China.

I opted for a foor/wall console to replace a gas heater I had in the fireplace (have gone fully electric now) and I think it looks pretty good

The model I got is probably a bit more powerful than what I needed and because of this it can be a bit loud.  It's fine when I restrict the fan setting to the lowest speed.

Just wondering if anyone else has experience with this brand of heat pump.  The instruction manual isn't very informative and in some parts it's obvious that it's been translated from Chinese into English.  I'm wonder what the button on the remote does that has a picture of a tree and a house.  The instruction manual says these put the heat pump in "healthy" and "scavenger" modes respectively, but I can't think what this might mean.

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  # 1322381 10-Jun-2015 18:45
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Tree = Taking air from outside, House = Taking air from inside maybe?  Like the fresh/recirc option in a car's airconditioning?

(I am just guessing)

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  # 1322384 10-Jun-2015 18:57
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Never heard of them.




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  # 1322392 10-Jun-2015 19:05
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Putting it on low fan speed can lower efficiency. Buying a larger unit than necessary is a good plan, it generally makes it more efficient and quieter.

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  # 1322395 10-Jun-2015 19:11
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Contact the company that sold it. I would have stuck to one of the main brands, as it can be false economy going for a cheaper no name brand.

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  # 1322396 10-Jun-2015 19:15
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I came across this brand at our community centre. I'm surprised how cheap it is and it works really really well. I must say I'm terribly impressed and on par with Fujitsu that cost 2 - 3x more. I don't know about reliability though as it is new.





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  # 1322406 10-Jun-2015 19:52
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Independent sparky recently called in to fit a unit to my mothers house included a quote for a Gree unit. It was by far the cheapest of the 4 models quoted. Never heard of them before although the sparky said they were good value for money. Decided on a more renowned brand and paid a little bit extra.




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  # 1322793 11-Jun-2015 13:28
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It's the biggest air con manufacture I believe, almost 50% of market share in China. The compressors were made in the same factory for some better known brands.

The "scavenger" is likely the "power saving" mode, it would limit the temperature range (in case user set it too high in heating mode) based on some discussions I read.

The "healthy" mode would try to keep the temperature stable - sounds a bit confusing. Some of the discussions I saw usually mentions a "healthy power saving" mode. There is also a "sleep mode" mentioned frequently.

I suppose the tree is always good. :) Best to check with the company did the installation, or search/translate the manual based on model number.

Edit: just saw the pic of remote - ya, not really that self explainable...

 
 
 
 


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  # 1322812 11-Jun-2015 14:24
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I have seen them around - a guy in our area was installing them in commercial premises about 10 years ago. They are still going.

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  # 1324059 13-Jun-2015 14:27
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They are up there with the second tier brands at a lower price. I wouldnt hesitate to get one if the price was good, but as I want to reclad soon am not really wanting to go putting things in that go thru the wall at the moment.




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  # 1324072 13-Jun-2015 14:53
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It's good to know they spew out a lot of heatpumps...
Yet they don't have the time / inclination to provide easily usable equipment for consumers in our market.
Based on that, I'd avoid.


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  # 1324377 14-Jun-2015 11:04
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nakedmolerat: I came across this brand at our community centre. I'm surprised how cheap it is and it works really really well. I must say I'm terribly impressed and on par with Fujitsu that cost 2 - 3x more. I don't know about reliability though as it is new.


I can only speak from my 7 years experience in the industry 

I have never sold Gree but a retirement community in Hamilton the developer had fair few installed a few years later we pulled a whole lot of them out a few years later and replaced them with Fujitsus and the homeowners were much happier with there new units..

To say they are equivalent to fujitsu is like saying a Cherry car is equivalent to a Toyota. Cop, eer, noise compressor life support etc all better on any t1 brand

3 brand I would install in my own house: Daikin, Fujitsu and Mitsubishi. 

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  # 1324393 14-Jun-2015 12:05
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Stan - Would you not install Panasonic then?

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  # 1324395 14-Jun-2015 12:07
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Dunnersfella: Stan - Would you not install Panasonic then?


Na I have seen there compressors on their old models fail to often after 7 years or so

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  # 1324405 14-Jun-2015 12:50
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Hi Stan,
Can you clarify. Mitsubishi or Mitsubishi heavy industries or both brands are recommended?
Thanks

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  # 1324428 14-Jun-2015 13:37
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ben28: Hi Stan,
Can you clarify. Mitsubishi or Mitsubishi heavy industries or both brands are recommended?
Thanks


Mitsubishi electric. MHI are okay but when Temperzone lots distribution service went abit south imho

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