It’s “Aircon 101” lesson for me… been reading the usual Renotalk and Singaporebrides forums and think just have to ‘study’.
So… to be a bit more ‘organised’ in deciding on the brand/model to get I’ve listed these criteria to consider:
- R410 or R22?
- System 3+3 or 3+4?
- How many BTU /room?
- Daikin, MHI or Starmex?
Then to select where to get the units from:
- Materials used – armaflex? class 0/1? copper tubes? diameter?
- Extended warranty?
Once again, you see I don’t really care about the ‘frills’ like fancoil design, negative ions, filters, noise (it matters, but all seem fairly similar), easy to clean, etc but I’m guessing it would matter to some people?
Actually one thing I’m picky about is place of manufacture. But then have no idea how to check it out. Japan is best of course, compared to China or Thailand.
Think need to study and then mull over it for a while cos the decision would affect me for the next few years.
If only I can access some aircon maintenance shop’s records to compare breakdown statistics for the different brands…