Pioneer Mini Split Reviews.
Owned by Parker Davis HVAC, the Pioneer brand has been a top producer of ductless mini split systems since 1995.
The first to offer direct to consumer pricing (without retail costs), Pioneer units are affordable and high-performing cooling units.
Below I reviewed the most popular Pioneer mini splits for home use.
Prices range, $699 – $3,899.
- Pioneer Ductless Mini Split
- Pioneer Inverter AC & Heat Pump
- Pioneer Mini Split Ceiling Cassette
- Pioneer Ducted Mini Split
- Pioneer Ceiling Cassette Mini Split
- Pioneer 3 Zone Mini Split System
The Best Pioneer Mini Split Reviews
The Pioneer mini split air conditioner with heat is a top rated, affordable model.
Pioneer mini split system includes a remote control – easily adjust room temp from your bed or couch!
Sizes: 9000 – 36000 BTU
Pioneer mini split systems can be upgraded to a “smart” ductless unit.
Using your smartphone, you can control all the settings remotely ~ at home or anywhere w/ WiFi!
Buyers love it for home, but it’s also a favorite for commercial use!
schools, restaurants, garages, boutiques & shops
Affordable price w/ lots of positive buyer reviews!
The Pioneer Inverter AC and heat pump can be purchased as a floor or ceiling unit.
Sizes: 9000 – 24000 BTU
Offered in multiple sizes with the 18,000 BTU being the most popular.
Pioneer Inverter+ Cooling Power Room Size Efficiency
FYB009GMFI 9,000 BTU 350 sq. ft. 20 SEER
FYB012GMFI 12,000 BTU 450 sq. ft. 20 SEER
UYB018GMFI 18,000 BTU 650 sq. ft. 20 SEER
UYB024GMFI 24,000 BTU 900 sq. ft. 20 SEER
UYB036GMFI 30,000 BTU 1350 sq. ft. 16.5 SEER
UYB048GMFI 36,000 BTU 1800 sq. ft. 17.8 SEER
Buyers say it’s good at cooling larger areas, especially rooms with high ceilings or homes with an open layout.
Inverter compressor will automatically adjust cooling speed to maintain a consistent temperature — lower energy consumption by 10-20%.
Another feature buyers love is the whisper-quiet operation.
The AC Compressor is mounted outside which keeps the noise level down.
Compared to other models, this Pioneer mini split ac is fairly quiet.
Pioneer AC unit is popular for living rooms + basements.
The Pioneer Ceiling Cassette is a durable, high-powered mini split unit.
It is one of the most powerful on the market ~ it can cool (or heat) large rooms within 10-minutes.
Multiple sizes available:
|Pioneer CYB||Cooling Power||Room Size||Efficiency|
|CYB009GMFI||9,000 BTU||350 sq. ft.||20 SEER|
|CYB012GMFI||12,000 BTU||450 sq. ft.||21.5 SEER|
|CYB018GMFI||18,000 BTU||650 sq. ft.||20 SEER|
|CYB024GMFI||24,000 BTU||900 sq. ft.||20 SEER|
|CYB036GMFI||36,000 BTU||1,350 sq. ft.||17.5 SEER|
|CYB048GMFI||48,000 BTU||1,800 sq. ft.||16.8 SEER|
To keep it more affordable, the Pioneer Cassette includes washable filters. It is suggested you wash every 6-12 months — it helps improve air quality, but also helps make it more energy efficient.
Filters require cold water and a little scrub ~ buyers say residue washes right off!
Expensive Pioneer AC model, but has very good buyer reviews.
This Pioneer AC system includes an inverter compressor for maintaining consistent temp.
Instead of having to restart it completely, the air compressor will continuously operate which helps make it energy efficient.
As a Pioneer mini split ac heat pump, it’s a good option for areas that require constant heating or cooling:
basements, elderly homes, schools, barbershops, restaurants, bars, etc.
It is available in multiple sizes.
|Pioneer WYS||Split Heat Pump||Cooling Power|
|WYS009-17||9,000 BTU||9,000 BTU / Hr|
|WYS012-17||12,000 BTU / Hr||12,000 BTU / Hr|
|WYS018-17||18,000 BTU / Hr||18,000 BTU / Hr|
|WYS024-17||24,000 BTU / Hr||24,000 BTU / Hr|
|WYS030-17||30,000 BTU / Hr||30,000 BTU / Hr|
|WYS036-17||36,000 BTU / Hr||36,000 BTU / Hr|
Buyers like that it produces minimal sound when it operating.
Perfect for living rooms or offices!
Lots of positive buyer reviews w/ medium price tag.
This Pioneer AC ceiling cassette is an energy efficient system for heating and cooling larger areas.
Instead of turning on and off, the Pioneer Cassette mini split stays balanced.
Little different design which makes it ideal for consistent cooling for long hours – it is ideal for medium size households.
The Pioneer mini split ceiling cassette can run all weekend without worry.
Good option for common rooms such as basements or living rooms.
Downside ~ it can take a little more time to cool large rooms.
The Pioneer 3 zone mini split is an affordable option for heating and cooling multiple rooms.
Includes full Pioneer DIY installation kit, but requires two people for install. Buyers say it is a little bulky/heavy which is why it requires at least 2 people for installation.
Pioneer 3 zone mini split is the most popular, but is offered in additional units:
|Pioneer AC Heat Pump||Mini Split||Cooling||Heat Pump|
|Pioneer 2 Zone||WYS020GMHI22M2||4197 - 19900 BTU||2225 - 23475 BTU|
|Pioneer 3 Zone||WYS030GMHI22M3||6630 - 30600 BTU||3690 - 32860 BTU|
|Pioneer 4 Zone||WYS040GMHI22M4||8190 - 38500 BTU||4940 - 38000 BTU|
|Pioneer 5 Zone||WYS050GMHI22M5||9560 - 53500 BTU||6850 - 53980 BTU|
The next popular unit is the Pioneer dual zone ac and heat pump system.
Each ductless mini split includes its own individual remote control and washable filters.
As a powerful heating and cooling unit, the Pioneer 3 zone ductless mini split is very quiet and a popular unit for large homes and businesses.
If you are looking to outfit multiple rooms, this Pioneer multi zone mini split is an affordable option.
Best Pioneer Mini Split Reviews
As we approach the end of summer, mini split air conditioner w/ heat pumps will increase in demand.
Pioneer mini splits are ideal because o affordable and high-functioning — many include the heat pump system and LED remote control for setting exact temperatures.
Buyers confirm the Pioneer Mini Split systems are easy to install, but will require two people.
Overall, the Pioneer air conditioner and heat pump systems are high-powered, affordable units for home or commercial use.