Large air conditioners review 2008

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  • Updated:26 Aug 2008
 

03.Product profiles

Profiles - what to buy

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK63ZEA-S1 / SRK63ZE-S1

Mitsubishi heavy Industrys SRK63ZEA-S1/SRK63ZE-S1 Price: $1675

Good points

  • Very good cooling efficiency.
  • Excellent heating efficiency.
  • Very good airflow range.
  • Comparatively low yearly running cost.

Bad points

  • None to mention.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK71ZEA-S1 / SRC71ZE-S1

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK71ZEA-S1/SRC71ZE-S1 Price: $1816

Good points

  • Very good cooling efficiency.
  • Good heating efficiency at low outdoor temperatures.
  • Very good airflow range.

Bad points

  • None to mention.

Panasonic CS-E24GKR / CU-E24GKR

Panasonic CS-E24GKR/CU-E24GKR Price: $2199

Good points

  • Good cooling efficiency.
  • Very good heating efficiency at low outdoor temperatures.
  • Good airflow range.

Bad points

  • No fan-only mode.
  • No sleep mode.

Fujitsu ASTA24LCC / AOTR24LCC

Fujitsu ASTA24LCC/AOTR24LCC Price: $2699

Good points

  • Good cooling efficiency.
  • Good airflow range.

Bad points

  • No Fast operation.


 

Profiles - the rest

Airwell XLV26/GLV26

Airwell XLV26/GLV26 Price: $1617

Good points

  • Good cooling efficiency score.

Bad points

  • Comparatively more difficult to use.
  • The Airwell distributor (ECP Australia) went into administration in 2008. For those who purchased an Airwell product on or before 30th June 2007, warranties are no longer honoured. For warranty claims on Airwell products purchased on or after 1st July 2007, consumers should ring Seeley Products on (08) 8328 3866.

Carrier 42PQV080/38VYX080N

Carrier 42PQV080/38VYX080N Price: $2009

Good points

  • None to mention.

Bad points

  • Comparatively poor cooling and heating efficiency.
  • Comparatively expensive to run.
  • Limited airflow range.
  • Comparatively difficult to use.

Haier HSU-26HO3/R2 (DB)

Haier HSU-26HO3/R2 (DB) Price: $1150

Good points

  • Has many features.

Bad points

  • Varying temperature in part-load test.
  • Substantial difference between claim and measured heating capacity.

Mistral MSS6.8INV

Mistral MSS6.8INV Price: $899

Good points

  • None to mention.

Bad points

  • Uses R22 as a refrigerant, an ozone depleting agent.
  • Highest yearly running cost.
  • Noisiest air conditioner on test.
  • Lowest overall score.

Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-GA71VA/MUZ-GA71VA

Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-GA71VA/MUZ-GA71VA Price: $2317

Good points

  • Very easy to use.
  • Very good airflow score.

Bad points

  • Comparatively poor cooling and heating efficiency.
  • Comparatively expensive to run.
  • Substantial difference between claim and measured heating capacity.
  • No fan-only mode.

Toshiba RAVSM802KRTE/RAVSM802ATE

Toshiba RAVSM802KRTE/RAVSM802ATE Price: $2000

Good points

  • Many features.

Bad points

  • Limited airflow range.
 

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