Before buying the one Dawlance, the only experience we had,
with splits was with Mitsubishis. There are some things that
we took for granted with the Mitsubishis that aren't available
in Dawlance and perhaps in other brands as well.
Like, the air vanes on the Dawlance won't tilt far down enough
for people sitting on a bed, or sofa to get direct air. The temp
on the Dawlance only goes down to 18C (not 16C). There are
not enough air flow and temp options available on the Dawlance,
in addition to safety measures (like auto tilt-up of vanes when
they have been fixed in the downward position for a long time
and there is danger of build-up of moisture inside), as there are
on the Mitsubishi.
You cannot "fix" the Dawlance with a chip on it's motherboard,
that can restrict it from coming to life, when the genset comes
on, like you can with the Mitsubishi. If you don't want this option
then you are good on this one.
I have asked some of the techs who come to service the splits,
about various Chinese models and how they fare in actual life
and according to them, if you have to buy Chinese, go for Gree
(or Haier), rather than SG and others. My recent experience with
the service centre of SG has only served to cement this rule-of-
Sheikh 'Chilled' Chilli