Roda split systems: ten popular brand models + important selection criteria for the buyer

Alexey Dedyulin
Checked by a specialist: Alexey Dedyulin
Author: Grigory Skok
Last update: July 2019

With the onset of hot days, everyone thinks about how to spend money on climate technology. And this is quite expected, because modern air conditioners boast high performance, versatility and manufacturability.

The market offers a wide range of split systems from different manufacturers. Units differ in operating parameters, build quality, design and price. Reliable technology has proven itself to split the Roda system from a German manufacturer of climate and heating equipment.

Among the company's offers there are different types of air conditioners - from budget models to premium multifunctional units. To navigate in the assortment of the brand, we prepared a rating of the best splits, identified their characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. The above review will help you choose the right model.

TOP 10 best Roda models

The rating of the best models is based on various indicators, among which are both the cost of the models, their most important technical characteristics and other significant factors. Below are the top-best models of split systems of various types from the manufacturer Roda.

10th place - Roda RS-18CF / RU-18

The model is of type floor and ceiling split systems. Among the goods of its type, Roda RS-18CF is an average option for the price. Its cost does not reach 50,000 rubles. For some of its functions, the split system looks pretty solid and worthy of the 10th place in the rating.

Technical characteristics of the model:

  • modes of operation of the equipment - heating, drying and cooling;
  • an additional mode of the unit is automation;
  • power of the split system during cooling - 5300 W, when heated - 6000 W;
  • the air flow of the unit reaches 13.33 cubic meters. m / min.

This model has a number of features useful to the typical user. The first is the ability to control the direction of the air flow. Secondly, the implementation of the fan speed adjustment, but this is not the last advantage of the equipment.

Equally important advantages include the ability to remotely control the system, the function of automatically storing the specified settings, a built-in deodorizing filter, and a system that prevents the formation of ice.

At the same time, the model is quite overall, both in size indoor unitand external node.

She does not have an inverter, which allows you to smoothly adjust the power of the device and the model does not have a forced ventilation mode. This is an important element of the system, which provides a constant supply of fresh air and cleans of dust.

9th place - Roda RS-CS24AX / RU-24AX1

Split system refers to cassette type. An ideal solution for spacious rooms, as the unit is capable of cooling the area up to 70 square meters. m. The model does not belong to the budget due to the type of its service.

Specifications Roda RS-CS24AX:

  • the power of the equipment is quite high: in cooling mode it can reach up to 6.8 thousand watts, with heating - 7.5 thousand watts;
  • high airflow limit - 19.67 m3/ minute;
  • consumer unit power - from 2500 to 2600 W;
  • operating modes are limited to standard ones - heating, cooling, but there are also additional ones - ventilation, night and automatic mode.

The equipment refrigerant is R410A, which is an ozone-safe type of freon. The advantages of the model include the ability to control the remote control, set the operation timer and self-diagnosis of malfunctions for the comfort of the user.

It is also worth highlighting the possibility of a device for storing settings, built-in motion sensors, adjusting the direction of the air flow. The model works with moderate noise, quite productive.

The disadvantages of the model are manifested in the absence of filters for fine air purification and fresh air ventilation.

8th place - Roda RS-DT36AX / RU-36AX1

The next split system is channel type. Serves spacious rooms up to 100 - 105 square meters. m. The cost of the unit is quite high, based on its characteristics, which we will consider in more detail.

Specifications Roda RS-DT36AX:

  • performance in cooling mode - 10.6 kW, in heating mode - 11.7 kW;
  • power consumption reaches from 3.5 kW to 4 kW (in appropriate modes);
  • device operation modes - heating, cooling and drainage;
  • additional functionality - self-diagnosis in case of malfunctions, automatic maintenance of the set temperature, ventilation;
  • high air flow - up to 37 cubic meters m per minute.

A sufficiently large and high-performance device that will ideally serve large rooms has wide functionality and additional properties.

The latter include auto-start function, intelligent defrosting of the unit, and a long-life filter. The device has pretty good protection against overheating.

The disadvantages of the model are its overall dimensions, the weight of the equipment, and the lack of forced ventilation.

7th place - Roda RS-AL24F / RU-AL24F

The unit belongs to wall split systems inverter type. Comparing the device with similar models, we can say that it is quite expensive. Its price exceeds the mark of 40,000 rubles.

As well as other wall split systems, the Roda RS-AL24F is suitable for small rooms, residential areas, up to 70 square meters. m


  • the power consumption of the device reaches the limit of 1800-2000 watts in different modes;
  • performance - high in relation to power consumption - from 6700 to 6800 W;
  • airflow limited to 15 cu m per minute;
  • operating modes - standard heating and cooling.

Additional properties of the split system allow it to confidently take 7th place in the ranking.These include: stylish design with a modern digital display, many features, high energy efficiency.

The indoor unit of the split system is endowed with functions such as night mode (automatic temperature control), self-diagnosis, self-cleaning, auto restart, defrost and much more.

The lack of fresh air ventilation, fine filters, high cost - these are undoubtedly disadvantages of the model, but we can confidently say that in this device they are one of the few.

6th place - Roda RS-CF36AX / RU-36AX1

The model refers to floor-to-ceiling type. The price tag of the unit exceeds the line of 70,000 rubles. How reasonable is the cost of the model and why did it end up in this top? Let's see in more detail its parameters and capabilities.

Model Features:

  • the power consumption of the unit is from 3900 to 4100 W in heating and cooling modes, respectively;
  • device performance is measured from 10600 to 11600 W;
  • unit airflow reaches up to 28 cubic meters. m / min;
  • modes of operation of the model - cooling and heating.

The model makes one draw attention to itself with a number of additional functions and properties: from automation to self-diagnosis of malfunctions and adjustment of individual indicators - flow direction, temperature, 3 fan speeds.

The noise level of the device is below average, which allows you to freely install it in residential premises. The unit supports three-phase power.

Of course, the disadvantages of the model are also present for most buyers - this is the price. However, the model combines all the necessary basic and additional modes for each user, which justifies the jump in cost.

5th place - Roda RS-A09F / RU-A09F

Roda RS-A09F belongs to type of wall split systems. A fairly budget model is very popular in the aggregate market. Its cost amid average prices is pleasantly surprising. What are the subtleties of the assembly prepared by the manufacturer in this model?


  • equipment modes - heating and cooling;
  • work power - varies from 2500 to 2600 W;
  • power consumption - is about 900 W;
  • noise level - does not exceed 26 dB;
  • air flow - up to 10 cubic meters m / min

The device supports all the functions that were defined in previous models. Management is also performed using the remote control, there is a work timer.

Cons of the model are manifested, firstly, in the limited space served - up to 25 square meters. m, secondly, the device is single-phase, and in addition to this, a considerable electricity consumption.

4th place - Roda RS-A18F / RU-A18F

The next place in the ranking is also wall split system. The manufacturer introduced high energy efficiency and a number of functional features into this model.

Specifications Roda RS-A18F:

  • device power - in cooling mode reaches a mark of 5300 W, and in heating mode - 5600 W;
  • unit consumption is up to 1500 W, which shows the high efficiency of the split system;
  • Roda RS-A18F operating modes - heating, drying and cooling;
  • air flow - 14 cubic meters m / min, which allows you to serve an area of ​​about 50 square meters. m

The device is single-phase, which limits its capabilities, and there is also no supply ventilation function for users.

However, at the same time, the split system is not inferior in its main important characteristics to its analogues and has a lot of advantages, which ensured the high popularity of the model among buyers.

3rd place - Roda RS-AL12F / RU-AL12F

Place in the honorary three wall split system inverter type. For only 20,000 rubles, the manufacturer offers an energy-efficient model with fairly wide capabilities, as you will see for yourself.


  • power when cooling in this device - 3200 W, when heating - 3500 W;
  • power consumption of the unit is 1000 W;
  • operating modes - heating, cooling and drying;
  • air flow is up to 8 cubic meters. m per minute.

The length of communications is about 15 m, which is often enough for convenient installation of equipment. Also of the advantages it is worth highlighting the almost silent operation of the split system.

Thanks to the implementation of the inverter system, the user will be able to smoothly adjust the functionality and operation of the model, speeds, which are already 4, instead of the usual 3.

However, the body material of the model is not strong enough, but this build-up compensated for this shortcoming.

2nd place - Roda RS-A07E / RU-A07E

Not reaching the first place, the next will be wall model. This is a budget technology, but at the same time it did not lose either excellent build quality or the completeness of various functions.

The model has a modern minimalist design, which the manufacturer emphasized with a simple digital display and equipped with a timer.


  • the power consumption of the split system does not reach the mark of 700 watts in both modes of operation;
  • performance is about 2200/2100 W, which indicates a fairly high energy efficiency;
  • operating modes - only cooling and heating, however, the model has additional functionality;
  • air flow is 7 cubic meters. m / min.

The assembly of equipment and the quality of the material are inferior to others, but this is almost the only drawback of the unit.

The functionality is quite complete: night operation, ventilation, self-diagnosis of malfunctions, warm start, storing user settings, antifreeze system, adjustment of all necessary parameters.

1st place - Roda RS-AL09F / RU-AL09F

Wall model equipment Roda RS-AL09F takes a well-deserved first place. The average price tag for split systems of this type combines worthy characteristics.

Let's consider them in more detail:

  • the device’s performance is about 2700 W in heating mode and 2600 W in cooling mode;
  • power consumption reaches 700 watts, which indicates energy efficiency of class A;
  • operating modes - heating, cooling, ventilation, drainage;
  • air flows are about 7.5 cubic meters. m / min.

Additional modes of the model in quantity are not inferior to more expensive units. Also, the split system is capable of serving up to 30 square meters. m, smoothly switching to all four speeds.

It should be appreciated that the noise level during operation is 25-28 dB, which is more than moderate for the arrangement of living rooms.

The simple interface of the split system will allow you to quickly figure out the settings, and also provides the opportunity for a wide selection of parameters that the device remembers for future launches.

The perfect combination of quality, design and price makes the Roda RS-AL09F the best option for every family.

Recommendations for choosing split systems

Air conditioning is considered a complex technical device. The principle of its action is based on the physical property of liquids to quickly absorb and also quickly give off heat during the transition from one state of aggregation to another.

The principle presented above is simple in theory, but complicated in practice. Modern split system consists of two blocks that are filled with dozens of components.

This complexity of the design creates a number of difficulties in choosing climate technology. An unprepared buyer simply will not know which technical characteristics are considered the norm, as well as which parameters to pay more attention to.

So that you, as a buyer, do not waste your money on buying expensive consumer goods, which can not cope with cooling / heating even a small living room, we will consider all the nuances of the choice in more detail.

Namely, we will pay attention to the type of climate technology, the calculation of optimal power, functionality and the minimum necessary equipment.

Type of climate technology

Manufacturers offer five basic types of split systems.This list should include wall, duct, cassette, floor-ceiling and column devices.

Each of the presented species has a number of its unique features and disadvantages, which should be carefully read before purchase.

Single block split system
Climatic equipment is divided by the number of blocks. Monoblock systems exist where the compressor and evaporator are in the same housing. The most popular are two-block and multi-block split systems. Although they are more expensive, they show great power and efficiency.

Wall conditioners most often found on the market. Their prevalence is more associated with acceptable technical characteristics and extremely low cost. This type of device is also distributed under the names "home", "household" or "indoor".

Wall models differ from their counterparts in the following advantages:

  1. Compactness. The whole system is divided into two relatively small blocks. One of them is located in the room, and the other is outside. This saves valuable space.
  2. Cheapness. The cost of the vast majority of models varies from 10,000 to 20,000 rubles.
  3. Reliability. If you do not stint and invest in climate control equipment from a trusted manufacturer, then its service life will be 10, or even 15-20 years.

As for the shortcomings, the wall-mounted models give power only up to 6-7 kW. Yes, there are semi-industrial units with a capacity of 10 kW. But they have significantly larger dimensions and are sold at a higher price.

Duct air conditioners most often found in office or commercial buildings. They are installed behind a false or suspended ceiling.

This installation allows you to hide all power cables, freon-conducting tubes, as well as air ducts. In addition, devices of this class due to their high power can serve several rooms at once.

Duct air conditioner
The power of ducted air conditioners reaches 25 kW. But for such performance you will have to pay, in the literal sense, with the installation masters. After all, it’s impossible to install such a unit on your own without the necessary knowledge and experience

Cassette Models in many ways similar to channel ones. The only difference is the air distribution technique. This process is performed through the bottom of the block.

Main advantage cassette devices consists in uniform cooling of the entire area of ​​the room. As a result, you can use only one unit to service a large office.

Floor and ceiling models often used if it is not possible to install a wall split system at home. They can be mounted in absolutely any room where there is no false ceiling.

The main advantage of devices of this class is its small size. Almost all floor-to-ceiling air conditioners have a depth of only 20-25 cm. At the same time, it evenly distributes the heated / cooled air throughout the room.

Column split systems - The most versatile type of climate technology. They can boast of simply enormous power, which was the reason for their widespread use in shopping centers, shops and other places where there is a lot of traffic.

In this case, a similar unit can be installed anywhere. But before buying, remember about the large dimensions and a fairly high price.

Optimal power calculation

In order not to splurge on the purchase of a heavy-duty air conditioner, right calculate its performance.

To do this, on the Internet you can find dozens of online calculators, as well as tables of correspondence of the footage of the power room in kW or BTU. One of these tables is presented below.

MarkingPower (BTU)Power, kWt)Average floor area
77 0002,120
99 0002,625
1212 0003,535
1818 0005,350
2424 000770
2828 0008,280
3636 00010,6110
4242 00012,3125
4848 00014140

If the unit is purchased exclusively for domestic use, then look at devices with capacities ranging from 7,000 to 12,000 British thermal units.

This will help to avoid any calculations and, without spending extra money, order equipment for servicing 18-27 square meters. m

Cooling Functions and Installation

All models on the market differ not only in performance, but also in functionality. Each of the suppliers is trying to equip its brainchild with the maximum possible number of modes. But not all are useful.

Functions that can be spent on include:

  1. Heating. This will be useful if you do not want to buy an additional heater in your office or home.
  2. Ventilation. This mode helps to evenly distribute air throughout the room. The function will be especially useful in winter, when all the heat accumulates under the ceiling or near radiators.
  3. Night mode. Don't want to hear the fan sound at night? Then this mode is what you need. After its activation, the fan speed drops to the minimum possible. In fact, the device only maintains a comfortable temperature without creating too much noise.

Also useful functions include a timer, changing the direction of the air flow, as well as the dehumidification mode. But is it worth it to pay for them or not, it's up to you.

Split system operating modes
Before going to the store or ordering at a virtual outlet, make a list of the modes you need that the split system should have. This will save a significant amount on the functionality that you simply do not need.

Most often, about a third of the total amount spent on the purchase of HVAC equipment has to be spent on installation. Yes, in some cases the amount is quite large, but only in this way can it be guaranteed that the device will last for decades.

Remember that more than 80% of all problems of air conditioners are associated with improper installation.

Conclusions and useful video on the topic

How to choose an air conditioner and escape from the summer heat:

Split systems of the Roda brand are inexpensive, but extremely powerful devices. They stand out among their counterparts with an impressive list of functions and ease of maintenance.But no matter how thoughtful and modern the technique may be, it will serve for a long time only if it is correctly selected and installed.

And which air conditioner did you choose for your home or apartment? Please tell us why you gave preference to a particular model, whether you are satisfied with the work of the purchased split system. Add reviews, comments and ask questions - the contact form is below.

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