We compare aircon performance over several models from the popular brands – Daikin, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Sanyo, Fujitsu, LG, Toshiba and Samsung. We then draw conclusion and tabulated the table below based on customers’ feedback, our observation and our experiences. As this is a general analysis, some specific aircon models may have specific strengths and weaknesses which we are not covering in this write up.
|Brands||Daikin Aircon||Mitsubishi Aircon||Panasonic Aircon||Sanyo Aircon||Fujitsu Aircon||LG Aircon||Toshiba Aircon||Samsung Aircon|
|Reliability||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||V. Good||V. Good||Good||V. Good||Good|
|Durability||Excellent||V. Good||V. Good||V. Good||V. Good||Good||V. Good||Good|
|Design||V. Good||Good||Average||Average||V. Good||V. Good||Average||Excellent|
|Energy Consumption Efficiency||V. Good||Excellent||Excellent||V. Good||V. Good||Good||Excellent||Good|
|Ease of Cleaning and Maintaining||Good||Excellent||V. Good||V. Good||Good||Good||V. Good||Good|
|Ease of Installation||V. Good||Excellent||V. Good||V. Good||V. Good||V. Good||V. Good||V. Good|
|Spare Parts Replacement||V. Good||Excellent||V. Good||V. Good||V. Good||V. Good||V. Good||V. Good|
We have 4 ratings – Average, Good, Very Good (V. Good) and Excellent. “Excellent” is the best and “Average” is the worst.
Reliability and Durability – Daikin, Mitsubishi and Panasonic
In terms of reliability, we are looking at how frequent the aircon breaks down. For durability, we are looking at how long the aircon can last before it has to be replaced. It appears that, in general and across different models, Daikin, Mitsubishi and Panasonic tend to have better reliability and durability ratings than the rest of the brands. If your focus is just on these 2 factors, the aircon brands which you should go for will be these three popular brands – Daikin, Mitsubishi and Panasonic Aircon.
Design – Daikin and Samsung
When it comes to style and design, we are of the view that Samsung and Daikin Aircons are more attractively aesthetically when compared to the rest. If you are very particular on how the aircon blends in with your interior decoration and design, these 2 brands may be more desirable and worthwhile than the rest of the brands.
Energy Consumption and Ease of Aircon Maintenance – Mitsubishi, Panasonic and Toshiba
For practicable person who is worried about electricity bills and maintenance issue, Mitsubishi, Panasonic and Toshiba Aircons are the brands to look out for in general. This is especially so for Mitsubishi Aircon. The Company has made aircon maintenance hassle free. Aircon Servicing Professionals also favour Mitsubishi Aircon in terms of ease of aircon servicing, aircon overhauling, aircon chemical washing and aircon steam cleaning.
Ease of Installation and Spare Parts
In general, all the brands above do not have significant issue on installation and obtaining spare parts. The easiest to install and to find spare parts is Mitsubishi Aircon.
Conclusion – Our Choice is Daikin Aircon and Mitsubishi Aircon
According to our analysis, experience and feedback from customers, we would either recommend a Daikin Aircon or Mitsubishi Aircon for installation. For those who are very practicable and cost of installation, maintenance and ease of cleaning are your main goal, please select Mitsubishi Aircon. Otherwise, you may consider Daikin Aircon. This analysis is dated 1 Aug 2016. The performance for each brand of aircon may change over time and some models from each brand may outperform the others and not consistent with our general analysis across various models. As such, please perform further research before relying solely on our general analysis.
Whatever your choice is, we are able to install the aircon you desire. Just call our hotline at (+65) 6871 8990 or email us at [email protected] for the best installation. We are also well verse in repairing aircons of Daikin, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Sanyo, Fujitsu, LG, Toshiba and Samsung brands.