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Old 10-06-2010, 12:51 PM   #1486
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err what the salesman told me was, must plan for future..

Lets say u install single split for MBR, then next 2-3yrs u intend to install another 2 more for the rest of the rooms.. then u might need to dismantle and take out the trunking/pipings and "re locate" the wires and water pipes......

in another words = pay more

another point to take note, lets say ur compressor for single split inverter is 8500-9000 BTU, and next time u wanna "add" in another 1 or 2 more aircon units in the other rooms, u might need to change the whole set again because that 8500-9000 BTU is not enough power for all units.... is under power

correct me if i'm wrong, guys
plus can only connect 1 unit at condenser only..
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ok. then 1 shot do all 3 rooms lor.
mine is a 3rm hdb (old type)

i do single split because i consult my father abt it, he dnt want any aircon in his room.. and no point mounting it in living room...




for u, i supposed is a new house and newly married couple so i think is better to do a sys 3 for all rooms bah~

any for brands i would say

Mitsubishi Electric
Daikin
Panasonic


these 3 are the most preferred and stable brands...

reason why i didnt get ME and Daikin is bcoz there were no stock in Courts and Daikin is definitely out of qn, not available there...

and i'm paying by installment that's why Panasonic is my only option there..
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yea.. anyone here got sexperience wib hitachi a/c ?
hitachi is not experience/specialist in manufacturing aircon.. hope this helps..
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i got system 3 for my bedrooms but now i considering ac for living room. but i dun want to go thru the hassle of installing trunking, so is it weird if i install a window mounted ac in my living room?
install wall-mounted fcu will looks nicer, plus quieter.



Hi there, I was equally undecided whether to go inverter or not. Eventually, I settled for inverter based on the below considerations :

1. Assume a typical 30-40% power saving on your utility bills and work out the ROI needed for inverter investment ( my guage is < 3-4 years and is dependent on your power consumption )
2. Consideration for future bigger family nucleus ( more kids ). Currently my other bedrooms are under utilised but are likely to change soon.
3. Consider Electricity Bills going higher every other year
4. The price difference between inverter and non-inverter
if u hav more budget, than go for inverter..
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mine is a 3rm hdb (old type)

i do single split because i consult my father abt it, he dnt want any aircon in his room.. and no point mounting it in living room...




for u, i supposed is a new house and newly married couple so i think is better to do a sys 3 for all rooms bah~

any for brands i would say

Mitsubishi Electric
Daikin
Panasonic


these 3 are the most preferred and stable brands...

reason why i didnt get ME and Daikin is bcoz there were no stock in Courts and Daikin is definitely out of qn, not available there...

and i'm paying by installment that's why Panasonic is my only option there..
Fairprice Xtra got Daikin..

yup..correct! Daikin, Panasonic, ME is the most preferred choice..
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mine is a 3rm hdb (old type)

i do single split because i consult my father abt it, he dnt want any aircon in his room.. and no point mounting it in living room...




for u, i supposed is a new house and newly married couple so i think is better to do a sys 3 for all rooms bah~

any for brands i would say

Mitsubishi Electric
Daikin
Panasonic


these 3 are the most preferred and stable brands...

reason why i didnt get ME and Daikin is bcoz there were no stock in Courts and Daikin is definitely out of qn, not available there...

and i'm paying by installment that's why Panasonic is my only option there..
ours is resale flat. but the old aircon is v koyak so need to change.
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hitachi is not experience/specialist in manufacturing aircon.. hope this helps..
thanks! then I guess we'll go for panasonic.
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Fairprice Xtra got Daikin..

yup..correct! Daikin, Panasonic, ME is the most preferred choice..
Fairprice canot installment mah.. if can also need CC which i dont own one..



initially wanted Daikin but was reading this thread and found many info abt ME..

Panasonic is all along my fav brand so i go for it~!

here i go again..

21"" CR TV, house phone, cordless phone, washing machine all Panasonic brand
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Fairprice Xtra got Daikin..

yup..correct! Daikin, Panasonic, ME is the most preferred choice..
fairprice sells aircon? I didn't know that.

are there any recommended shops to get the aircon? more concerned about the installation. heard gaincity is cheap but installation not v good...
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hitachi is not experience/specialist in manufacturing aircon.. hope this helps..
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Can anyone recommend a good company or freelancer who provides reliable copper pipe replacement services?

I suspect the concealed copper pipes to one of my fcu is leaking(after doing pressure test), therefore need to replace them. The distance of the fcu from the compressor is quite long, going through a riser from first to third storey.

One of the companies I engaged says it is impossible to change the pipes. I am trying very hard not to have to re-route the pipes externally or having to install a separate condenser near to the room as it will be very unsightly.

I was thinking whether it is possible to change a new set of pipes by soldering the leading end of the new pipe to the trailing end of the old pipe and pulling the leading end of the old pipe out of its insulation until the new pipe fills the original insulation. Anyone tried this and knows it works, even through slight bends?
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fairprice sells aircon? I didn't know that.

are there any recommended shops to get the aircon? more concerned about the installation. heard gaincity is cheap but installation not v good...
Hi, u can try getting the Panasonic latest K series system 3 inverter from Parissilk. Cost around $2721+110 for stainless steel bracket. I bought this and got them to install last week. So far so good no issues, very good.
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thanks! then I guess we'll go for panasonic.
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fairprice sells aircon? I didn't know that.

are there any recommended shops to get the aircon? more concerned about the installation. heard gaincity is cheap but installation not v good...
only wit "Xtra".. amk hub, jurong point.

mine brought from fairprice xtra, installer from trends. workmanship is gd.

use 1 year liao, no problem.. except tat the piping inside the trucking not straight, so wil sort of sweating outside the trunking. got it solve myself.
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Anyone can recommend a good company or freelancer who provides reliable copper-pipe replacement service?

The copper pipes to one of my fcu is suspected to be leaking (after pressure test). The copper pipes are concealed and are quite long - travelling though a riser from the first to third storey.

A company I engaged recently said that it is impossible to replace the pipes in this case. But I am trying very hard not to run the new pipes externally or install a new compressor unit near the room as it will be very unsightly.

I was thinking whether it is possible to replace the leaking pipes by soldering the leading end of the new pipe to the trailing end of the leaking pipe, then pull out the leading end of the old pipe from its insulator until the new pipe completely replaces the new pipe, all without changing the insulator. This method, if it works, can possibly be used to replace the length of pipe going through the riser where the space is very tight and inaccessible.

Does anyone have any experience with such a method of replacing leaking copper pipes?
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only wit "Xtra".. amk hub, jurong point.

mine brought from fairprice xtra, installer from trends. workmanship is gd.

use 1 year liao, no problem.. except tat the piping inside the trucking not straight, so wil sort of sweating outside the trunking. got it solve myself.
oh, can buy from fairprice but get someone else to install? fairprice doesn't do installation? is their pricing competitive? can earn linkpoints mah?

paiseh to have so many questions as I'm really blur about aircons. Thought will go through our contractor but he said his aircon guy not free so now need to source ourselves. then need aircon 2 weeks later.
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