Panasonic Premium Aero Series Inverter vs Daikin Smarto Premium Inverter Air Conditioner

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)

panasonic aircond CS-U13VKH
panasonic aircond CS-U13VKH

2) Daikin Smarto Inverter 1.5HP R32 gas (Model: FTKH35A)

daikin smarto FTKH35A
daikin smarto FTKH35A

Aircond Considerations

For the aircond, my major considerations are:

1) Reliability

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

Panasonic 1,010W

panasonic premium inverter aero series power rating 1:5hp
panasonic premium inverter aero series power rating 1:5hp

Daikin 940W

daikin smarto power consumption 1.5HP
daikin smarto power consumption 1.5HP

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.

panasonic cz tacg1 - enables smart features for panasonic aircond
panasonic cz tacg1 – enables smart features for panasonic aircond
daikin wifi mobile controller
daikin wifi mobile controller
FeaturesPanasonicDaikin
Remote Control
- TemperatureYesYes
- Airflow DirectionYesYes
- Fan SpeedYesYes
- ModesYesYes
- Access Anywhere (via Internet)YesYes
View Energy ConsumptionYesNo
TimerYesYes
Manage Multiple UnitsYesNot Sure
Error NotificationsYesNo
panasonic mobile app energy usage
panasonic mobile app energy usage
panasonic mobile app error notifications
panasonic mobile app error notifications
daikin mobile app controller
daikin mobile app controller

4) Price

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.

References:

Panasonic Premium Inverter Air Conditioner
Panasonic Smart Control
Lazada Panasonic Wifi Accessories
Daikin Smarto Air Conditioner
Daikin Smart Control
Lazada Daikin Mobile Controller