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Daikin air conditioning products generally have a higher price tag but make up for that in reliability, features and energy efficiency. Our Compare Air Conditioning team rated them the best value air conditioning brand. They received high ratings for their visual appearance and reliability. Mitsubishi Electric’s range covers both commercial and residential solutions. Mitsubishi Electric produces air conditioning units with environmental features including increased energy efficiency and environmentally friendly refrigerants. Their quiet operating mode is ideal for bedrooms. Mitsubishi Electric’s units have a streamlined design with a dual barrier coating to reduce dust and greasy dirt from collecting in the air conditioner, making cleaning and maintenance simpler.
With allergy friendly features, Daikin have been acknowledged by the Sensitive Choice program for their air filtration and purification technology. Their wide range of controllers is easy to program and offer Wi-Fi control. Daikin’s residential units feature a lock system and temperature limits to reduce energy waste.
Mitsubishi Electric’s residential range offers waste reduction via an ‘Econo-Cool’ airflow, allowing set temperatures to be raised by 2ºC providing a 20% gain in efficiency while delivering consistent comfort. Mitsubishi Electric’s multi series can run up to eight indoor units per outdoor unit. They are designed to be extremely versatile, affordable and efficient.
Daikin’s split systems offer energy efficiency, with 8 main ranges available. These include the US7 Series; Zena Series; Cora Series; Alira Series; Daikin Lite Series; Nexura Series and Floor Standing Series. They have controller options offering high-tech features. Daikin’s range covers all types of small and larger homes, providing a comfortable environment in varied Australian climates.
Mitsubishi Electric’s units feature an anti-corrosion treatment and are energy efficient, with an environmentally friendly refrigerant. Their capacity ranges from low to high. The range features 4 units including the MSY-GN, MSZ-AP MSZ-EF and MSZ-LN. The MSZ-EF series is unique in providing three colour choices to suit stylish homes.
Daikin's range received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 with Mitsubishi Electric range at 3 out of 5. Daikin’s units are reliable energy efficiency and affordability. They have a wider range of systems than Mitsubishi Electric, but Mitsubishi Electric’s still offer stylish design, are designed to be environmentally friendly and feature a hard wearing anti-corrosion treatment which will make the units last.
Daikin’s ducted systems covers 4 main ranges: Premium Inverter Ducted Series; Inverter Ducted Series; Slim-Line Ducted Series and Bulkhead Ducted System Series. These are compact and efficient, designed to fit discretely into tight roof spaces. With only the controller, return air and discharge grilles visible these systems can fit with any surrounding décor. They have capacities from 2.4kW to 24.0kW, meaning there is a unit whose capacity should suit your climate.
Mitsubishi Electric’s ducted systems are user friendly, with touch-button climate control. They provide an ideal solution for multiple room applications, with zone selection available if required. Designed for installation in ceiling spaces. Mitsubishi Electric’s unobtrusiveness and power make them appropriate for use in large residences with the flexibility of easy installation. The five available units are available up to 22kW. They include the PEA-M100-125-140GAA, PEA-M100-125-140HAA, PEA-RP170, PEA-RP250WHA, and PEAD-M-JAAD models that are designed to operate quietly both day and night.
For ducted systems, we rated both Daikin and Mitsubishi Electric's range at 3.5 out of 5. Each brand delivers great solutions for smaller spaces.
Designed to heat, cool and provide hot water for the kitchen, laundry, showers and baths Daikin’s Hydronic system, the Altherma Bi-Bloc Hydronic Heating Series is energy efficient. For those with limited outside space this unit’s hydrobox can be positioned inside, taking up less space, as a gas system isn’t required. Overall, Daikin's innovative hydronic range rated at 3.5 out of 5.
Daikin offers a type of outdoor centralised unit, as part of their split systems. These units are ideal for apartment buildings where a balcony or courtyard may be the only outdoor space. Multi systems allow one unit to control a number of different inside air conditioners.
Mitsubishi Electric’s Multi-Systems also connect to a number of indoor units. They feature Wi-Fi capacity and an efficient DC motor. These systems are Intelligent, and can monitor changes in room temperature to maintain comfortable. There are 8 different units available from Mitsubishi Electric with capacities from 5.2kW up to 15.5kW.
Daikin and Mitsubishi Electric provide a diverse range of choice in terms of space saving solutions, with a variety of compatible indoor units that have advanced features and controls. Both companies were rated 4 out 5 for their multi-systems, indicating they both offer solid options in this area.
Daikin’s purifiers display contaminant and odour levels on the unit, utilising a 6-layer filtration system to deodorise and clean the air. These units can reach spaces up to 46m², with a turbo mode that can quickly removing pollutants in times of high pollution, removing allergy and asthma triggers.
With such a long range Daikin’s air purifying can work effectively in both small and large spaces. Overall, our review team rated Daikin's Air Purifier Series range at 4.5 out of 5
Simply designed and easy to install, Mitsubishi Electric’s Console Split System MFZ-KJ-VE features a simple controller, self-diagnosis, energy efficiency and high capacities. A Weekly Timer lets users control energy consumption via temperature settings and On/Off control. The smoothed surface design fits all types of interiors and feature an efficient and environmentally conscious refrigerant. Overall our review team rated Mitsubishi Electric’s Console Split Systems an overall 3 out of 5.
Mitsubishi Electric’s inverter technology delivers cooling and heating at high-speed, with a compact and whisper quiet operation from 2 models: MLZ-KP Ceiling Cassette and SLZ-KF. Compared to non-inverter models they have a bonus of extra energy savings. These units are ideal for master bedrooms, living rooms and other single rooms, particularly where wall space is not available and/or where ducted systems are not an option. Our review team rated Mitsubishi Electric’s Ceiling Mounted Systems an overall 4 out of 5.
Mitsubishi Electric’s bulkhead air conditioners have a Compact design of only 200 mm high, making them a good choice in limited installation space situations; for example when there is a lack of wall space or concrete ceilings in apartments. The quiet operation of the SEZ-KD model makes it ideal for bedrooms, living rooms and other single room residential uses. A 7-day programmable remote controller gives users control, while an air-cleaning filter reduces pollutants.
Daikin and Mitsubishi Electric’s have a wide variety of products that are built to perform in different types of commercial space in the harsh Australian environment. Their commercial air conditioners are designed to be reliable, quiet and energy efficient.
Daikin’s split system range is ideal for commercial applications from kitchens to retail outlets. These systems come in the same selection as Daikin’s domestic units, with 8 different types available. This impressive range can cover one room or a large area in a commercial building. Daikin’s units come in wall mounted or floor standing options, depending on requirements. Daikin’s commercial split system range was rated at 4 out of 5.
Mitsubishi Electric produce 3 large capacity wall mounted air conditioning systems; PKA-M71/100KAL 7.1-10kw, PKFY-P VBM and PKFY-P VKM-E. With capacities of up to 14kW the units work well for office and retail spaces. Their elegant and compact design is complemented by easy maintenance and freedom of installation, with drain water easily discharged easily even if there is no direct outside access. Overall, our review team rated Mitsubishi Electric’s range at 4 out of 5.
Daikin’s Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) systems have 6 different units including a 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 VRV IV. They deliver efficient climate management solutions for a commercial environment and are designed to work alongside indoor units on large sites. These systems are built to handle higher capacities in order to cover larger commercial spaces such as shopping malls, office blocks etc. Overall, Daikin's VRV range was rated a 4 out of 5.
Daikin offer a wide range of VRV Indoor Units with 17 options to match commercial spaces. Of these 64 units can be connected to a single system as part of a tailored solution for new builds or refurbishments. They are ideal for spaces that require very specific climates; for example in libraries, art galleries and museums, offering capacities up to 28kW. For their VRV Indoor unit selection we rated Daikin's range at 4 out of 5.
An energy efficient large-scale air conditioning application, Mitsubishi Electric’s VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) series features simultaneous heating / cooling and high capacity options that are appropriate for large commercial spaces such as shopping centres, apartments, hotels, motels and other commercial sites. Mitsubishi Electric have utilised smart technology in their VRF units, so data can be downloaded via USB.
The system offers self-diagnosis and maintenance alerts, with an easily activated emergency backup function, which will operate for 4 hours. For this range Mitsubishi Electric received a rating of 4 out of 5.
Mitsubishi Electric’s floor standing series is designed for optimum air distribution - It has a removable front panel that is easy to clean, reducing maintenance and maintaining the unit’s efficiency. There are 4 units in the series including the Concealed - PFFY-P VLRM(M)-E, PFFY-P VKM-E2, PFFY-P VLEM-E and PFFY-WP-VLRMM-E Floor Console.
Easy to install, floor standing units offer heating and cooling with a sophisticated design, particularly for spaces where wall space maybe limited. For this series Mitsubishi Electric were rated 3 out of 5.
For larger systems Daikin offer a wide range of centralised controllers, these include iTouch Manager Centralised Controller, Individual control systems and BACNet / LonWorks Interface. Mitsubishi Electric’s offer a total of 8 controllers and interfaces that can be customised to a customer’s needs. Mitsubishi Electric’s systems allow energy data files to be uploaded, control up to 50 units, and interfaces with touch screens.
Controllers can oversee zone behaviour, program behaviour on a weekly schedule, or account for holiday periods when spaces may be vacant. This helps to reduce unnecessary wear and tear. Both Daikin and Mitsubishi Electric’s can also offer interfaces for large systems that have many units connected all at once. Overall, we rated Daikin's range at 4.5 out of 5 and Mitsubishi Electric’s 4 out of 5.
Daikin offer a flexible range of low cost chillers with different sizes and flexible ways to control an indoor environment. These are split up into Air Cooled Chillers and Water Cooled Chillers, with the water run ones up to 9450kW capacity and air cooled up to 2000kW. Mitsubishi Electric offers two different ranges of chillers; the e-series Range and Climaveneta brand. Within these there are four different models including the Climaveneta - ERACS2-Q, Climaveneta - i-FX-Q2 CA, Climaveneta - NECS-WQ Water source and E-Series Modular Chillers. The e-series modular chiller delivers efficiency and wide operating range while the Climaveneta range offers energy-saving but high capacity and low-noise. Overall, we rated both Daikin's applied solutions and Mitsubishi Electric’s chiller range at 3.5 out of 5.
Where floor or wall space cannot be used practically ceiling suspended units can deliver comfortable air conditioning for a wide range of low to high capacity applications. Mitsubishi Electric offers two models, the PCA-M50/60/71/100/125/140KA and PCFY-P VKM-E, with capacities between 4.5kW and 14.0kW. The PCFY series features a single air outlet that facilitates air being automatically distributed more evenly to every corner of the room. For this range Mitsubishi Electric were rated at 3.5 out of 5.
Mitsubishi Electric’s ceiling concealed system features includes a washable filter, precise temperature control, a higher performing refrigerant in R410A and for some models an ultra low height. There are 6 models in the range including PEFY-WP-VMS1-E, PEFY-P VMH-E-F, PEFY-P VMH(S)-E, PEFY-P VMR-E-L_R, PEFY-P VMS1(L)-E and PEFY-WP-VMA-E. In terms of cost savings the maintenance for some of these units can be performed through an easy to use access door. For their flexible features Mitsubishi Electric’s discrete Ceiling Concealed range was rated at 3.5 out of 5.
With an “i-see sensor” installed for certain units, Mitsubishi Electric’s Ceiling Cassettes are designed to be compact, allowing simple installation and easy maintenance. ceiling cassettes offer fresh air duct facility and an “i-see sensor” in for certain units. There are 4 different models including 4 Way Flow PLFY-P VBM-E, 4 Way Flow PLFY-P VCM-E, PLA-M71/100/124/140EA and PMFY-P VBM-E. The sensor assists in delivering gentle cooling as it can check the temperature difference at the top and bottom of a room, leading to precise comfort control. For this range Mitsubishi Electric’s Ceiling Cassette range was rated at 4 out of 5.
Designed for smaller commercial spaces like shops, restaurants and small offices Daikin’s Light Commercial range feature energy saving functions, with wide-angle airflow. Long air throw ensures all parts of the room receive comfort. With models including Ceiling Suspended Sky Air, Fully Flat Cassette SkyAir, Round Flow Cassette SkyAir and Wall Mounted SkyAir these units are designed to optimise space for commercial operations. Our review team rated Daikin's Light Commercial range a 4 out of 5.
Daikin’s developed packaged systems feature a neat appearance and powder coated drain pan for corrosion resistance, to suit commercial applications. Their range of Rooftop Packaged Units have capacity spans of 16.2kW to 84.2kW. These units can be expanded as necessary. The Rooftop Packaged Units are designed for easy installation and overall, Daikin's were rated 4 out of 5 for their range.
Mitsubishi Electric’s building management and control systems feed live data to a browser, allowing adjustments as to be made to individual areas as needed. These easy to install systems can expand capabilities to meet the requirements of the space. Working through a Power PC Platform, these systems are easy to install and can support multiple power options. Mitsubishi Electric was given a rating of 4 out of 5 for this range by our review team.