Pioneer Mini Split Reviews.
Owned by Parker Davis HVAC, the Pioneer brand has been a top producer of ductless mini split systems since 1995. They were one of the first to offer direct factory-level pricing to the general public (primarily in the US).
As a consumer focused supplier, the Pioneer ductless mini split systems are available in multiple units and (BTU) sizes:
Smallest: Pioneer 12000 btu mini split
Largest: Pioneer 3 zone mini split
Below I detailed six of the most popular Pioneer AC units for residential or commercial use. Each has positive buyer reviews on Amazon.
Pioneer mini split reviews:
✅ Top #1 Pick: Pioneer Ductless Mini Split
The Pioneer air conditioner WYS is an affordable single zone unit with dual functionality — AC system and heat pump.
Perfect for any size room, it’s offered in multiple sizes:
|Pioneer AC Unit||Cooling Power||Room Size||Efficiency|
|WYS009-17||9,000 BTU||350 sq. ft.||19.5 SEER|
|WYS012-17||12,000 BTU||450 sq. ft.||19.5 SEER|
|WYS018-17||18,000 BTU||650 sq. ft.||19 SEER|
|WYS024-17||24,000 BTU||900 sq. ft.||17 SEER|
|WYS030-17||30,000 BTU||1100 sq. ft.||18 SEER|
|WYS036-17||36,000 BTU||1300 sq. ft.||16 SEER|
Buyers say that it’s very fast at heating and cooling.
The remote control you can adjust for exact room temperature.
FYI: many buyers install for bars or restaurants
Pioneer mini split units can be upgraded for “smart” control.
Once synced with your Wi-Fi, you can control on/off or adjust room temperature using your mobile phone!
Lots of positive buyer reviews w/ affordable price.
The Pioneer Inverter AC & heat pump can be purchased as a floor or ceiling unit.
It’s 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 very 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 — This decreases energy consumption by 10-20%.
Another feature buyers love is the whisper-quiet operation.
The compressor is mounted outside you home so you won’t get the noise.
Pioneer AC unit is popular for living rooms and basements.
The Pioneer Ceiling Cassette AC is a durable, high-powered single zone unit.
It’s one of the most powerful on the market — it can cool (or heat) large rooms within 10-minutes.
There’s many BTU 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’s 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 and dust washes right off!
It’s one of the most expensive Pioneer AC units, 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 ductless unit it’s ideal for areas that require constant heating and cooling:
elderly homes, schools, barbershops, restaurants, bars, etc.
It’s 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 and reasonable price compared to similar size ductless mini split systems.
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.
It’s a little different which can be good for some and inefficient for others. If you have limited rooms your home, it might be a good choice (because someone is present more often).
If it’s for a room that’s not frequented as much, I’d advise against it.
Another downside is that it’s a little slower to cool — it’s best to leave the unit running.
The Pioneer 3 zone 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’s a little bulky/heavy which is why it’ll require at least 2 people.
Pioneer 3 zone is the most popular, but it’s 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|
Each mini split has its own remote control and washable filters.
As a powerful heating and cooling unit, the Pioneer 3 zone mini split is very quiet and a popular unit for large homes and businesses.
If you’re 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 conditioners 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 Air Conditioners 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.