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Old 20-12-2016, 11:31 AM   #8988
dachee
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Hello,

Currently looking at the following, i am very new to this though.

1. Brand
- Panasonic
- Daikin
- Mitsubishi Electric
- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Capacity
- Please advise how to look into capacity? Do u mean the BTU or?
- How will the ticks affect? I went to take a look at Courts and found that the more ticks = more expensive

Please advise.

Thank you.
Hi,

1. In most air conditioner companies websites, Panasonic, Daikin and Mitsubishi ELECTRIC are the top 3 recommended brands.

You may wish to visit their respective facebook to view customers' comments as well as responds from the company at:

https://www.facebook.com/sgpanasonic/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mitsu...76016349131247

https://www.facebook.com/daikinsg/

2. When we refer to capacity, we are talking about the maximum heat capacity that the air conditioner is able to remove from the room. This does not only include the heat in the air but also heat from other items in the room. Heat from these items can either be diminishing or continuing. Ie as heat is removed from the item, the item becomes cooler whereas some items may be heat generating item such as computer, stove, TV, windows during the day, sun facing wall, people in the room, etc. Another item that affects the energy to remove heat is moisture/water. This item uses heat to change its physical phase from liquid to gas without changes to the temperature, and is called latent heat. So having water in your room will also affect the energy consumption.

Heat from these items need to be removed in order for the room to cool down. The unit of heat is Btu (British Thermal Unit) which is a heat unit for energy. Energy can also be in other unit such as Joules, kilowatt or Horsepower. For air conditioning the heat energy is made with reference to time. Ie. how much Btu/hr can be removed from the room.

3. More information on the energy label ticks is available at:

http://www.nea.gov.sg/energy-waste/e...e-energy-label

It refers to the COP (coefficient of performance) of the air conditioner which calculates the input energy vs the heat energy that is removed from the room.

The above are my opinion and hope that they are helpful.

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