Ive always preferred Daikin Air Conditioners, the most recent model I bought was the above 1.5HP aircond. Its an inverter based aircond – the one that is energy efficient.
It cools fast, has some interesting features – like mold proof, quiet operation, powerful mode & intelligent eye sensor.
The outdoor unit can get a bit noisy so the quiet mode comes in handy.
Apart from that the filters are easily accessible and I suggest you clean this once a month.
Im not too sure of the new Daikin/York “cooling king” models as Ive heard that they are not as good. Maybe others can share their experience.
Try to get the original Daikin models and not Daikin/York if there is a choice.