My master bedroom Panasonic aircond of 7 years broke down. I tried to repair it several times but it kept giving me problems. So I decided to buy new one.
Choices of Aircond
I have 2 aircond to consider as replacement:
1) Panasonic Premium Aero Series Inverter 1.5HP R32 gas (Model: CS-U13VKH)
2) Daikin Smarto Inverter 1.5HP R32 gas (Model: FTKH35A)
For the aircond, my major considerations are:
I have 2 Panasonic airconds based on my experience it is reliable doesnt give much problem. Only thing I expect that my Panasonic could last at least 10 years unfortunately only for 7 years.
At same time, I have 2 Daikin airconds so far I cant tell much of it, because I installed it at my rental properties.
So far no complaints from my tenants so it must be reliable.
I asked few servicemen most of them recommend Daikin because easy to service and find spare parts. Panasonic also easy but not as easy as Daikin.
2) Energy saving
Both Daikin Smarto & Panasonic Premium Aero Series are 5 Stars Energy Saving
3) Smart Features
Both Panasonic Premium Inverter & Daikin Smarto can be controlled via your smartphone and can control it anywhere as it is connected via Wifi. You need first to install its mobile apps.
Daikin Smarto & Panasonic Premium Inverter, you have to purchase its accessories to enable the mobile apps use. You need to buy one adaptor for one aircond. So if you have 5 airconds, you need to buy 5 adaptors.
|- Airflow Direction||Yes||Yes|
|- Fan Speed||Yes||Yes|
|- Access Anywhere (via Internet)||Yes||Yes|
|View Energy Consumption||Yes||No|
|Manage Multiple Units||Yes||Not Sure|
Price I got from supplier
Daikin Smarto 1.5HP – FTKH35A + Wifi Accessories: RM 2,250 + RM1,004 = RM3,254.
Panasonic Premium Inverter CS-U13KVH + Wifi Accessories CZ-TACG1: RM1,810 + RM232 = RM2,042.
Panasonic is cheaper by nearly 40%.
My Choice – Panasonic Premium Inverter Aerowings
My reasons as follows:
1) Panasonic is way much cheaper vs Daikin
2) Its mobile app has more features e.g Energy usage and error notification.