Having an air conditioner in Australia is a must, especially in Queensland. Those humid, hot summers would be intolerable if we didn’t have that sweet relief that is an icy-cold air conditioner. But when it comes to air conditioners, which one is right for you? And what is the best brand out there? Well, the team at Dawson Electric are experts in air conditioning installation, so they know the best brands in the market, and have decided to go over the most popular brands to help you make a more informed decision.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Mitsubishi is probably the most premium air conditioning brand around today. They are known for powerful, high-end units (1.7kW to 9.5kW cooling capacities) that cool most areas, big and small. But as with most premium brands comes the premium prices, with most units costing you a minimum of $2,000.
While the price tag might be a little on the higher side, there is a host of features that come along with it. These include:
- Jet Air Technology delivering industry leading long reach airflow.
- Clean Air Technology to capture smoke particles and deliver allergen and odour free air.
- Wide range of convenient timer and scheduling functions
- Energy efficient utilising R32 refrigerant
- Optional Wi-Fi control with Wi-Fi adaptor.
Panasonic may be known primarily for their quality home entertainment systems, but they also have a quality line of air conditioners including wall mounted split systems, ducted, cassette, inverter multi split systems and under ceiling systems. While these systems are not as expensive as the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries models, they still aren’t the cheapest on the market, with a simpler unit setting you back a minimum of $1,000. But for value for money, there isn’t much better.
Some of the Panasonic air conditioning features are:
- Human Sensor: This amazing piece of technology detects the presence of someone in an area and directs cool or warm wind in that direction.
- Air Filtering & Autonomous Cleaning: This feature makes it easier to keep your air conditioner clean.
- Night Mode: Low power mode in which auto-temperature control and wind flow saving are activated for comfort when the user is sleeping.
- Delayed Restart: Delayed restart prevents restart right after an air conditioner is turned off to protect the compressor.
- Demand Response Enabling Device (DRED): This system has been implemented nationwide by electricity distributors. Voluntary rationing for air conditioners and other electrical appliances is encouraged by way of price incentives.
- Auto-Defrost: Auto-defrost regularly defrosts the evaporator by melting the frost and discharges the resulting water out of the indoor unit.
Fujitsu is probably the most well-known brand when it comes to air conditioners. They have a host of different types and sizes of units, and the prices range varies as well, with the cheapest unit sitting at $899. The difference between Fujitsu and other brands is the ranges they offer. There are three different ranges that suit most households. The Classic Range is the base range, with not many bells and whistles, just a basic split system air conditioner to cool down any room. The Lifestyle Range offers far more when it comes to features than the Classic and is the most popular Fujitsu range. Finally, the Designer Range is for those that want a little bit of class and elegance when it comes to the design of their air conditioner.
Some of the features of the Fujitsu Ranges are:
- High efficiency DC componentry
- Power diffusers
- Programmable weekly timers
- Human Sensor
The LG range of air conditioners are the most convenient units when it comes to watching how much you spend. All their units are relatively modest when it comes to the price tag, ranging from $799 to $3000. LG do like to cater for all, with a range of different types of units also available, including wall mounted, split system, multi split system and ducted.
Some of the features of the LG air conditioning units are:
- Active Energy Control
- Wi-Fi Smart Control
- Voice Controlled
- SmartThinQ Technology
While compared to the other brands Daikin might not be that well known, the quality of their air conditioners is some of the best on the market, and they don’t cost an arm or a leg for their base units. Their base units start from as little as $899 and go all the way up to $4000. But the beauty of a Daikin system is that you are getting bang for your buck with each unit. While the cheaper units may not have the features of the premier systems, they are powerful enough to cool down most sizes of rooms in a standard house.
Some of the features of a Daikin system are:
- Intelligent power savers
- Climate control from your smartphone
- Night Set mode
- Automatic Self Cleaning
- Humidity controls
- Coanda Airflow Technology
See a unit here you fancy? Contact Us and one of our experienced electricians can make sure the installation process is quick and painless, letting you enjoy the comfort of cold air sooner rather than later.