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Old 08-03-2011, 12:49 PM   #2071
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moi uncle's daikin's pcb dunno wat unit in e compressor just went kaput.

the part alone costs about $300, then service another $80-90~

about 3 years old only leh and now daikin say might not have the part available~
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part not available maybe mean they got to order and ship over from overseas, not EOL.
maybe their unit is so reliable unit they hardy need to keep spare part.
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part not available maybe mean they got to order and ship over from overseas, not EOL.
maybe their unit is so reliable unit they hardy need to keep spare part.

but kok leh, if need to wait for them to ship from japan means how many weeks boh AC siah.

no matter how good, sure got units spoil one wat, how can not have any ready stock
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:06 PM   #2074
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Inverter type will give more stable temperature as compared with non-inverter.

Go for inverter type if your budget allows.

but actually does inverter help you save more $$ in the long run? as in a SIGNIFICANT amount?
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:39 PM   #2075
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my 1st Toshiba Inverter lasted for ~8years, installer is GC.

just installed another inverter sys3 by GC.

wat i like abt GC is i can purchase another 4years of warranty, hence
no big shock on repair bill next 5 years.

also the workmanship is warrant for 36months. hope i need not use
this warranty

total spent abt $3k, break it down to 5 years, abt $600/year.
if it survive >5years, i be happier; else again will be another
aircon system change. by then should be able save enough.

lastly when GC install new sys3, all old trunking n pipes n wiring,
removed and new installed...

PS: not really buying an aircon, but is like buying insurance for aircon
next 5 years.....
hope this help u when deciding on your purchase... happY shopping

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Seems like GainC**y isn't that favourable here.


Thinking of going with CoolS***e though they have higher prices. But would appreciate some advice before i make a move. Thanks!
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but actually does inverter help you save more $$ in the long run? as in a SIGNIFICANT amount?
Yes, if you are using >8 hours per day for all units.

Not to mention that the electricity tarif will go up over time...
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my 1st Toshiba Inverter lasted for ~8years, installer is GC.

just installed another inverter sys3 by GC.

wat i like abt GC is i can purchase another 4years of warranty, hence
no big shock on repair bill next 5 years.

also the workmanship is warrant for 36months. hope i need not use
this warranty

total spent abt $3k, break it down to 5 years, abt $600/year.
if it survive >5years, i be happier; else again will be another
aircon system change. by then should be able save enough.

lastly when GC install new sys3, all old trunking n pipes n wiring,
removed and new installed...

PS: not really buying an aircon, but is like buying insurance for aircon
next 5 years.....
hope this help u when deciding on your purchase... happY shopping
thanks bro yes going for gaincity. going for the mitsubishi model at $2880++. i will also probably purchase the additional 4 years warranty for $399. hopefully everything goes well cause currently some parts of the trunking concealed by previous renovation works(false ceiling/toilet wooden cupboards. asked and they are using g23 copper pipes and amarflex insulation.

just to check is it Amaflex, Amarflex or Armaflex? seen a few variations here and googling seems to lead me to Armaflex insulation. haha duno whether they are the same thing. gaincity spelt it out to me as Amarflex.

was thinking whether to upgrade the master bedroom unit to 12000btu which cost around $100+ more and two common rooms as per normal 9000btu.

though gaincity advice dont need to upgrade 9000btu x 3 should be ok

but thinking since master bedroom has a toilet and a slight "corridor" which makes it abit bigger. dont want to over work the 9000btu unit in the master bedroom.

which model did you go for and overall cost?

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Old 14-03-2011, 02:51 PM   #2078
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Hi all,

My mum is planning to change our old and faulty system 3 for the flat. Is there any good and cheap recommendations. A major factor she looks into is 1) at least have a branding 2) energy saving 3) can be installment-ed.

Her budget will be somewhere not exceeding 3k

She shortlisted one offer from Courts
LG H3UC216FAO system-3
22,500BTU, gold fin condenser, Nano plus and self clear function

The offer includes free installation, 2yr warranty + 5yr extended warranty
Offer price - $2099

what do you think of this offer?

Thanks all!!

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The LG system u mention should be a non-inverter with dual compressors.
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The LG system u mention should be a non-inverter with dual compressors.
Hi terumo,

Thanks for your input. Yes i did not see any inverter mentioned in the offer leaflet.

How is the performance of this system?
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Old 16-03-2011, 08:07 AM   #2081
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thanks bro yes going for gaincity. going for the mitsubishi model at $2880++. i will also probably purchase the additional 4 years warranty for $399. hopefully everything goes well cause currently some parts of the trunking concealed by previous renovation works(false ceiling/toilet wooden cupboards. asked and they are using g23 copper pipes and amarflex insulation.

just to check is it Amaflex, Amarflex or Armaflex? seen a few variations here and googling seems to lead me to Armaflex insulation. haha duno whether they are the same thing. gaincity spelt it out to me as Amarflex.

was thinking whether to upgrade the master bedroom unit to 12000btu which cost around $100+ more and two common rooms as per normal 9000btu.

though gaincity advice dont need to upgrade 9000btu x 3 should be ok

but thinking since master bedroom has a toilet and a slight "corridor" which makes it abit bigger. dont want to over work the 9000btu unit in the master bedroom.

which model did you go for and overall cost?
For hdb master bedroom size should be enough for 9k btu especially inverter, just that It takes longer time to cool down the room to ur set temperature. but of course buy higher btu Is cautious move also. in that case, within very short time I think the room can be cold down to ur set temperature already.
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Old 17-03-2011, 09:01 PM   #2082
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Hi Everybody,
I intend to replace my old aircon system 4 and have some questions, hope all who know can advice me.Thanks.

1)Normally the price quote include dismantling of old pipe and installing of newpipe?Or we must pay extra to dismantle old piping.

2) Is the dismantling of old aircon/piping and installation of new aircon/piping carried out on the same day?

3)Any good installer or company to recommend?
My auntie recently got here 4 room hdb aircon installed by Aircon Singapore and she say the price is ok.

I am planning to servicing my aircon these 2 days!
Headache!!!
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Old 27-03-2011, 07:29 PM   #2083
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Got any cheap and good system 3 air con to recommend. No need inverter as I am moving house soon in 3 years time...Just wanna something to last me 3 years, those GC system 3 $1499 or $1599 air con can consider???
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:16 PM   #2084
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LG Aircon Poor design and quality

must avoid ALL BEST at all cost. brought a system 3 LG non-inverter from them about 2 yrs ago.now always giving me this sweating problem(water vapor on the air con pipe casing)
the aircon piping is route from my master bed room to my room n the sweating effect came when master bed room never on the aircon.call all best technician to take a look n they say it normal cos master bedroom never on air con so the room is hot where the air con pipe is cold so water vapor form.rubbish lah that mean if i on air con on my room my master bed room also must on lor.i believe if the insulation of the air con piping is good this will never happen lor. so i find the installation of the air con is very very important then the brand.
I am not sure if its all the installer's problem. I have been suffering for the last 3 years with LG System 3 non-inverter air con. Less than 3 days after installation, the FCU started to leak water. Bought from Hong Huat. The installer came and tried to rectify the problem but the problem continue to happen at regular interval of less than 1 month. After 2 to 3 months, HH people told me that its not an installation problem and told me to contact LG. Contacted LG and it took them like a week to come down. The LG Technician came and inspected the FCUs and said that its an installation problem and tried to push it back to the installer. I told them that the installer said its LG. I told LG that the installer refused to response to my calls and I need to resolve my FCU water leakage. Its not just 1 FCU giving the problem but all 3 FCUs give the same problem at different intervals. I finally managed to convince LG to talk to the installer.

The installer later agreed to do a one last time re-installation provided LG technician are there to certify that they are doing the correct LG recommended installation. Thereafter, HH will not be responsible to the installation anymore.
This happened like 5 months after the original installation.

We continue to experience the FCU water leakage problem and we are always living in fear that the water leakage will damage our parquet flooring. Every time, we have the water leakage problem we have to wait for a few days for LG technician to service it. Less than a year after the original installation/purchase, LG technician said that all our FCUs and the condenser all very dirty and need chemical wash. The quote was $180.00 per FCU and $200 for the condenser for a total of $740.00. On top of that we have signed a LG service contract that charged more than $400.00 for 4 servicing a year. Imagine LG technician telling us that we need to do chemical wash for all our FCUs and the condenser every year. Is this the norm? I assumed that LG is the expert in their own products. They have put blame on the drainage blockage to dirts and also changing the thermisters and others. The problem refuse to get resolved.

My McQuay system 2 air con for my living and dinning halls have never ever need a chemical wash for the last 11 years. Regular servicing is more than adequate.

I noticed that the LG design has some serious flaw. The gap between the fins in the FCUs and the condenser are very narrow as compare to other brands like McQuay, Daikin, Tosihiba and etc. This narrow gap between the fan coil fins can easily trap dust and dirt resulting in the FCU being choke very easily. The same for the condenser. Therefore the need to do Chemical wash for the FCUs and condenser every year. This is a very big expense every year.

We continue to experience the water leakage for the last 3 years and I am now looking at replacing the LG System 3.

I am very disappointed with LG products and their customer service.

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Hi all,

My mum is planning to change our old and faulty system 3 for the flat. Is there any good and cheap recommendations. A major factor she looks into is 1) at least have a branding 2) energy saving 3) can be installment-ed.

Her budget will be somewhere not exceeding 3k

She shortlisted one offer from Courts
LG H3UC216FAO system-3
22,500BTU, gold fin condenser, Nano plus and self clear function

The offer includes free installation, 2yr warranty + 5yr extended warranty
Offer price - $2099

what do you think of this offer?

Thanks all!!
Hi Double_RR,

I did not have a good experience using LG non-inverter System 3 air con for the last 3 years. If you have purchased it, keep your fingers cross. Else, I hope you will seriously consider the Japanese Brands rather than the Korean Brands.

Just my cents worth of input.

Cheers.
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