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Old 17-07-2016, 07:49 AM   #8191
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Met one contractor yesterday and was recommended to us toshiba aircon.

Any reviews?
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Old 17-07-2016, 10:45 AM   #8192
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Met one contractor yesterday and was recommended to us toshiba aircon.

Any reviews?
Din use Toshiba brand before but had use Daikin and had been serving me more than 10 yrs. So far no problem.

btw, which contractor did u talk to? I am in the midst of finding quotation.
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Old 17-07-2016, 05:42 PM   #8193
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Hi,
I looking for a aircon system for 4 rooms flat.
Living room - 25sqm - On when there is visitors
MBR - 17sqm (wife and I sleeping) - on when weather is hot
Bedroom2 - 11sqm (baby sleeping) - on when weather is hot
bedroom3 - 10sqm (parents sleeping) - on almost every night

what type of aircon system should I look for?
1 x system 4
or 2 x system 2 or 1x system 3 and 1 x system 1

currently looking at mit starmex. Heard 5 ticks is not as good as 2 ticks as it is more noiser and takes longer time to cool the rooms. I feel it will save more money in long run.
Any recommendation for my needs above? what system combination and what models (5 or 2 ticks) should I choose?

thanks!

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Old 17-07-2016, 09:42 PM   #8194
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Just had a Sharp sys 3 installed yesterday. Salesman told us that to prolong/higher the chance of longer lifespan of compressor, set temp to 24-26deg and fan speed med to high only. Installer told us to use any fan setting except auto as fan speed will be too low and cause condensation in copper pipes.

I have found the dry mode (which runs the fan speed at auto) so far to be the best balance between acoustics & cooling perception. any experts regarding auto fan speed?
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Met one contractor yesterday and was recommended to us toshiba aircon.

Any reviews?
toshiba? dun bother, it is sold to Midea not long ago so i rather u buy midea new series air-con. i think the contractor got huge commission for toshiba aircon. just like insurance agent, which ever product with the highest comm they will sell to u

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/201...553-7-billion/

sharp sold to Hon Hai, GE sold to Haier
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Hi,
I looking for a aircon system for 4 rooms flat.
Living room - 25sqm - On when there is visitors
MBR - 17sqm (wife and I sleeping) - on when weather is hot
Bedroom2 - 11sqm (baby sleeping) - on when weather is hot
bedroom3 - 10sqm (parents sleeping) - on almost every night

what type of aircon system should I look for?
1 x system 4
or 2 x system 2 or 1x system 3 and 1 x system 1

currently looking at mit starmex. Heard 5 ticks is not as good as 2 ticks as it is more noiser and takes longer time to cool the rooms. I feel it will save more money in long run.
Any recommendation for my needs above? what system combination and what models (5 or 2 ticks) should I choose?

thanks!
imo, dun bother with starmex, ex and not as good as before. my 2+ years old starmex system 3 (2 ticks), auto fan features for my fcu just died. PCB gone xiao liao so now only can select high or med fan speed. Also the power has reduced by 20+ percent. fyi i do chemical washing and pipe clearing once every year.

dun go for 5 starmex 5 ticks as i heard (tok cock with many installers) many installer have to rma the compressor so they also sian have to take out and replace compressor. some not keen in selling liao. my company's air con contractors say MHI or Daikin is the way to go.

wanna save money but repair cost will easily eat 2 years of electricity bill.
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Old 18-07-2016, 08:22 AM   #8197
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Had PM you.

Din use Toshiba brand before but had use Daikin and had been serving me more than 10 yrs. So far no problem.

btw, which contractor did u talk to? I am in the midst of finding quotation.
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Old 18-07-2016, 08:25 AM   #8198
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Bro, what brand will you recommend?

toshiba? dun bother, it is sold to Midea not long ago so i rather u buy midea new series air-con. i think the contractor got huge commission for toshiba aircon. just like insurance agent, which ever product with the highest comm they will sell to u

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/201...553-7-billion/

sharp sold to Hon Hai, GE sold to Haier
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Old 18-07-2016, 02:50 PM   #8199
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To Ark Law,

When room temp is quite far from your remote set temp, fan speed will be high.
When room temp is achieved or close to, fan speed will be lowered.
This is how the Auto Fan Speed works.
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imo, dun bother with starmex, ex and not as good as before. my 2+ years old starmex system 3 (2 ticks), auto fan features for my fcu just died. PCB gone xiao liao so now only can select high or med fan speed. Also the power has reduced by 20+ percent. fyi i do chemical washing and pipe clearing once every year.

dun go for 5 starmex 5 ticks as i heard (tok cock with many installers) many installer have to rma the compressor so they also sian have to take out and replace compressor. some not keen in selling liao. my company's air con contractors say MHI or Daikin is the way to go.

wanna save money but repair cost will easily eat 2 years of electricity bill.
so which brand would u recommend? ID installer recommends Starmex while GC recommends MHI
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Old 18-07-2016, 03:44 PM   #8201
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so which brand would u recommend? ID installer recommends Starmex while GC recommends MHI
i going for MHI.
tested and proven. still going strong for 4 years in my family house
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To Ark Law,

When room temp is quite far from your remote set temp, fan speed will be high.
When room temp is achieved or close to, fan speed will be lowered.
This is how the Auto Fan Speed works.
Is there any disadvantage to setting the air con fan speed to Auto when in cool mode? For my model, the dry mode has fan speed set to auto and can't be changed. At low speeds (which is usually the case in auto), there is some condensation on the "air flow swing", but not nearly enough that it is dripping down on the floor.
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so which brand would u recommend? ID installer recommends Starmex while GC recommends MHI
mhi n daikin for quality, maybe lg for the warranty. based on installers recc not mine.
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i going for MHI.
tested and proven. still going strong for 4 years in my family house
based on technology mhi is more advanced, have ionizer which star dun have. i i would go for mhi over star.

just rcvd the GC sugei kadut brochure.

star is ridiculously ex.

star sys 3 - 5 ticks $3389
MHI sys 3 - 3 ticks $2799 (600 difference ! i take the cash saving over electricity bill saving stright away. MHI also give 12k btu free upgrade)
Panasonic sys 3 - 4 ticks $3079 (free $150 grocery , i take this $500 saving over star anytime)

MHI sys 2 $1999 - 4 ticks (free 12k btu upgrade)
star sys 2 $2469 - 5 ticks ($500 difference! i take MHI anytime)

also if i need a system 4, i will take mhi sys 2 x 2 (12kbtu) - $3998 over $4400 star anytime. with 2 compressor, i can no worry if compressor died and also i get to have power and 4 ticks ! with 12k btu fcu is and issue of electricity as 12kbtu consume 25% more electricity over 9k btu. I may ask for 9k btu for some of the FCU instead.

not forgotting star has no ionizer while mhi and panasonic has!
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Just to correct, "the 12k btu consumes 25% more electricity over 9k btu".

That statement is false.

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