Gree 18FITH1W Update 1:
Had me Gree 18FITH1W installed today. Installer was a moron, had some sh** type compressor (vacuum pump) so avoided getting into that mess. Yes, he purged air alright. Checked the system for leaks.
The unit is great. Throw is exceptionally good. My room is quite big and on first floor, 22' x 13' x 9'6". Started the unit at 2310 hrs. Room temp was 35C. The AC went all the way upto 8 Amps and kept on drawing the same for next two hours. I chcked the vent temp (when room temp had lowered) to 31 C and it was 9C. Pretty exceptional I must say. In two hours of use it could bring down temp from 35 to 29C and it was drawing 8 Amps. I am afraid that if this happens at night, what would happen in day tome. Anyways, initial impressions are good. The outer unit looks twice as big as TCL's.
One drawback is that tandby current is around 0.4 Amps. CRIMINAL on part of Gree I must say. This is just too much.