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Daikin and LG have a reputation for quality air conditioning products. Our reviewers nominated Daikin as the best value air conditioning brand across several factors. While both Daikin and LG’s products generally have a higher price tag they also offer intelligent and environmentally friendly features, including apps to control usage. Daikin’s reliability and visual appearance were two highly regarded air conditioning features.
One of the largest electronics manufacturers, LG offers allergy friendly filters and an energy control to minimise power consumption. Daikin and LG’s overall scores are based on account reliability, energy efficiency, affordability, breadth of systems, kW capacities and other features. Despite being on the higher end of the range pricewise, both Daikin and LG received a 4.5 out of 5 overall. Both brands offer some great choices for customers and can curb utility expenditure through intelligent controls.
Daikin have been acknowledged by the Sensitive Choice program for their air filtration and purification technology. These reduce allergy and asthma triggers by removing them from the air. Daikin’s range includes a wide range of user friendly controllers and remote access via Wi-Fi control. Certain units can limit temperatures to reduce energy waste.
LG’s app delivers convenience and comfort. You can monitor and adjust usage remotely or schedule air conditioning behaviour and return home to a comfortable environment. LG offer a wide range of systems, from ducted to multi-split. LG’s residential units come in a wide range of capacities and formats; covering both large and small homes. Their controllers can generally be integrated as part of a smart home system.
Daikin has a wide range of split system units. These include; the US7 Series; Zena Series; Cora Series; Alira Series; Daikin Lite Series; Nexura Series and Floor Standing Series. Daikin’s split systems are energy efficient and allergy friendly.
LG have a smaller range of split systems with 2 different ranges - the Smart Series and High Efficiency series. are easy to clean with optional voice control. Some units in these range offer an ioniser that can treats the air and insides of the unit, decreasing the growth of mould and bacteria, thus providing cleaner air.
Despite offering a smaller range than Daikin’s, LG offer innovative energy saving features such as Active Energy Control, and a Smart Diagnosis function to analyse any issues. Some units can also be linked up to voice control. LG received a rating of 3 out 5 for their split system range.
Daikin’s has a ducted range with numerous options including: Premium Inverter Ducted Series; Inverter Ducted Series; Slim-Line Ducted Series; Bulkhead Ducted System Series. These units feature energy efficiency and compact design, making them ideal for tight spaces such as apartment, hospital or office buildings. The inverter series is specifically designed to fit into tight roof spaces.
Most ducted systems fit discretely with varying décor as only the grille and individual remote are visible.
LG’s has a smaller range, with a Slim Ducted Series and High Static Series. The High Static series covering large spaces that require up to 20 kW of power. Like Daikin, LG’s ducts are versatile and can be installed in limited spaces such as apartment buildings due to their slim design. Some of LG’s units feature an integrated safety tray to prevent damage caused by blocked drains or accidental leakage. LG’s range offers energy saving features such as Peak Current Technology, which limits the maximum running current.
Our review team rated Daikin’s ducted range at 4 out of 5, with LG’s systems receiving an equal score. Both brands deliver efficient ducted solutions for various spaces.
Daikin’s Hydronic system, the Altherma Bi-Bloc Hydronic Heating Series, provides heating, cooling and hot water for the kitchen, laundry, showers and baths. It is energy efficient, cutting costs and needing less space, as a gas system isn’t required. The hydrobox can be positioned inside the house, which is handy for houses with limited outside space. Overall Daikin's Hydronic Heating range was rated at 3.5 out of 5.
Daikin’s VRV IV-S and SUPER MULTI NX (R32), are outdoor centralised units that don’t take up a lot of space, making them ideal for buildings where outside space is limited. These units are designed to manage multiple inside air conditioning units. The VRV IV-S multi-systems can provide comfort in up to 14 rooms while using the SUPER MULTI NX (R32) can heat or cool up to 5 rooms. Depending on the indoor unit they are matched with these can provide air purification and energy saving controls. We rated Daikin’s multi range at 4 out of 5.
LG’s Multi Split range offers flexible installation. They feature an Indoor and Outdoor series with a range of combinations. Multiple indoor units can be monitored through a wired or wi-fi controller. A load control feature allows refrigerant temperature to be maintained according to outside temperature. LG’s energy saving range were rated 4.5 out of 5 by our review team.
Daikin’s air purifying units work effectively, utilising airflow rates to cover both small and large spaces. These portable purifiers, while not the cheapest, are suitable for spaces up to 46m². The unit displays contaminant and odour levels so users can monitor them. Using a fast turbo mode these units can remove pollutants such as bushfire pollution, reducing triggers for allergies and asthma. Air is further purified and deodorised by a 6-layer filtration system. Daikin’s Air Purifier Series received a rating of 4.5 out of 5.
Daikin’s smart phone app allows users to monitor and control air conditioning usage. The whole system or individual units can be turned on and off remotely. This is particularly helpful if you’ve accidentally left the air conditioning or heating still running, or if the weather turns during the day. The app can be used to program air conditioning around users’ lifestyles, meaning you can set it to pre-cool or heat and arrive home to a comfortable environment. Daikin’s smart control solutions were rated a 4.5 out of 5 by our review team.
Daikin and LG offer a range of versatile commercial systems. These offer solutions in spaces from hospitals, to schools, apartment blocks and shopping centres. LG and Daikin both offer harnesses innovative technology and can deliver commercial solutions covering retail spaces and those that require specific environmental control such as libraries and art galleries. Some of their commercial solutions can also be expanded as needed. High capacities make these units ideal for large scale commercial spaces including universities, high rise offices and hospitals.
Daikin and LG’s commercial split system ranges can be used in commercial spaces from kitchens to retail outlets. Daikin has a huge selection including Super Multi NX (R32) L-Series, DTXF-T Series, Cora Series, Daikin Lite, Floor Standing Series, Nexura Series (Floor Standing) and US7 Series. With larger capacities available, Daikin can also offer wall mounted, ceiling or floor standing options, depending on which is most suitable for the space.
LG’s split system range features reduced noise and height with ducted units at 270 mm, allowing for installation in spaces where space is at a minimum. LG offers split systems in three formats; Ceiling Mounted Cassette, Ceiling Concealed Duct and Wall Mounted Units. Two Thermistors counter possible differences between ceiling and floor air temperature, providing an even level of comfort.
With a wide range of choice, Daikin’s commercial split system range was rated at 4 out of 5. LG’s range was not as diverse, with their units rating at 3.5 out of 5.
Daikin’s VRV systems are designed with efficient climate management solutions in mind. Their range is diverse, featuring; the Gas Heat Pump Outdoor Unit, VRV Air Handling Unit Series, VRV H Heat Pump, VRV III-Q Outdoor Unit, VRV IV Water Cooling Outdoor Unit and the VRV IV-S. These are designed to handle higher capacities and cover larger spaces.
LG’s range features units with significantly decreased weight and direct oil return. These allow for flexible installation, reduce energy losses and make the units more efficient. LG offer 4 different systems including Multi V 5, Multi V IV, Multi V S and Multi V Water IV systems. These come with a range of protections including oil management, corrosion resistant materials and defrosting control.
LG’s VRV / VRF ranges and their continuing improvements received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 while Daikin’s range were rated 4 out of 5.
Daikin’s VRV Indoor Units feature 18 options. These are split into wall mounted, bulkhead, cassettes and air processing units. The range can provide solutions for spaces that require very particular climates, say to protect books or pieces of art. Daikin can work with customers to build a tailored solution for both new properties or refurbishments. Daikin's VRV range was given a score of 4 out of 5.
LG’s Hot Water Solution reuses wasted heat from indoor units to heat floors/water and provide cooling. This system offers an environmentally friendly, space efficient and cost-effective water heating, solution. Our reviewers rated LG’s hot water system at a 3 out of 5.
LG’s Ventilation Solution ERV can be interlocked with air conditioners and also controlled individually. It is allergy friendly, with an antivirus coating. These units are built to remove harmful substances, including micro dust and viruses through 3 air purifying steps.
This system is cost-efficient, saving up to 39% in energy consumption. It received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 from our reviewers for its efficiency and allergy friendliness.
LG’s Multi V – Air Handling Unit Connection system provides heating and cooling operations during all seasons. A Temperature Sensor helps maintain comfort - matching the supply air or return air via a temperature sensor.
The Multi V – Air Handling Unit Connection is designed to endure the diverse Australian climate and was rated 4 out of 5.
Daikin and LG both offer a wide range of centralised controllers on offer for larger air conditioning systems, or individual controls for smaller spaces. Dakin’s controllers include the iTouch Manager Centralised Controller, Individual control systems and a BACNet / LonWorks Interface. LG’s range includes; an Individual Controller, Central Controller, BMS Gateway and Application Controller, providing flexible options for most projects.
Tools include attractive features such as scheduling and environmental management. Easy to use interfaces can help manage large numbers of units, with the option of viewing the building’s floor plan display.
LG’s control selection was rated 4 out of 5, with Daikin’s range rating 3.5 out of 5. Both ranges are easy to read and offered ways of curbing energy use.
Daikin’s flexible range of chillers, include Air Cooled Chillers and Water Cooled Chillers. Meeting different commercial requirements, these units deliver precise control of process cooling and climate management.
Daikin’s Applied Solutions range were rated 3.5 out of 5, offering decent size options and ways to control an indoor environment.
Daikin’s Light Commercial Applications feature energy saving functions. They can be used in smaller commercial spaces like shops, restaurants and small offices, with long air throwing capabilities that can reach all parts of the room. This range includes the Ceiling Suspended Sky Air, Fully Flat Cassette SkyAir, Round Flow Cassette SkyAir, and Wall Mounted SkyAir.
This range was rated 4 out of 5 by our review team.
Designed for easy installation with a neat appearance, Daikin’s Rooftop Packaged Units have a powder coated drain pan to minimise corrosion. The units can be added to as necessary. On review our team rated these systems 4 out of 5.