Looks aside (I’m more a substance over form person when it comes to this sort of daily appliance, plus who cares about a nice looking aircon if it doesn’t work?), I’m feeling really confused about which air-conditioner brand to go for. Other criteria like quietest and easy to clean I don’t really care about cos the decibel (db) ratings are all about the same (don’t think I would be upset over a less than 5 db diff). Cleaning… hmm… isn’t that what the regular aircon maintenance is for?
All the aircon models I’ve read about seem to offer roughly the same specs. The top 3 choices currently are:
- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)
- Mitsubishi Electric (Starmex)
My preference? Reliable and cheap. Reliability being more critical cos I think it works out better in the long run. Oh, and the R-410A model. Seems to be more environmental friendly and energy efficient right?
Think Starmex is well known cos of heavy advertising by a certain Mr Jack Neo (which now has pretty bad connotations now if you ask me). Daikin is a well known brand that is heavily lauded in Renotalk forums while MHI seems to be a decent alternative based on what I’ve read so far.
And then there is the question of whether to go for a 3+3 combi or a 3+4 combi. Where would 7 aircon units go to you ask? 3 bedrooms, 1 study, 1 dining, 1 living, and the kitchen?
Don’t laugh… I do intend to have a open concept kitchen so it sorta makes sense to have aircon installed. Plus I don’t really use the kitchen for heavy cooking. More for ‘frivoulous’ stuff like making tiramisu, cheesecake, etc. So having an aircon does make sense? 😛
Of course, budget is always a problem. Else no questions asked, I’ll just opt for a 3+4 combi. 😀
Experiences with your aircon units anyone? Think I’m off to trawl a bit more info on MHI. Doesn’t seem to be a very well known brand in Singapore, wonder why?