Daikin Review

Daikin commenced trading in 1924 and have been operating in Australia for 50+ years. They cover commercial and residential air conditioning systems, including large-scale projects such as high-rise apartment blocks.

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Why Daikin

  • They focus on improving environmental impact
  • Certain models filter out allergens including pollution
  • Settings / temperature limiting can reduce overuse
  • Economy function can help avoid expensive utility bills
  • Commercial outdoor units are designed to maximise space

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Residential Solutions

Split Systems
Ducted Systems
Hydronic Heating Systems
Air Purifiers

Commercial Solutions

Split Systems
VRV Systems
VRV Indoor Units
Applied Solutions
Light Commercial Applications
Packaged Systems

The initial outlay for a Daikin unit may be offset by its energy efficiency and numerous functions. These include a focus on economy, without compromising comfort and utilising technology such as sensors. Daikin offer a wide product range of solutions for both the commercial and residential markets. Many of these can be powered by solar or systems.

With their systems meeting the approval of the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice® brand, Daikin can be a good option for those with allergies and respiratory issues such as asthma. Their systems can be installed and maintained by brand specialists who are specially trained to look after Daikin units. The brand has a strong reputation for quality, delivering effective units with an eye on environmental sustainability.


Residential Solutions

Recognised by the Sensitive Choice program for its air filtration and purification technology, Daikin’s units are family friendly. Daikin offer a wide range of controllers that are easy to program and offer Wi-Fi control. Certain units also offer a lock system and temperature limits to reduce accidental wastage.

Split Systems

Daikin’s split system range is built to cover both large and smaller homes in the varied Australian climates. It is possible to select either a reverse cycle system, or cooling only depending on where you live and what is appropriate. For example, the US7 can automatically target humidity levels between 40-50% RH (excluding the moisturising setting), increasing user comfort particularly in tropical areas.

As well as being energy efficient, the range also provides for ascetics. The Zena series is specifically aimed at households looking for a particular level of design and variation in terms of colour. There are varied options in terms of controllers, with some including an app option and weekly scheduling.

ProductCapacity OptionsPrice
US7 Series2.5kw, 3.5kw, 5kwFrom $1200
Zena Series2.5kw, 3.5kw, 5kw, 6kwFrom $1,200
Cora Series2.5kw, 3.5kw, 4.6kw, 5.0kw, 6.0kw, 7.1kw, 8.5kw, 9.4kwFrom $1,000
Alira Series 2.0kw, 2.5kW, 3.5kW, 4.6kW, 5.0kW, 6.0kW, 7.1kW, 8.5kW, 9.4kWFrom $959
Daikin Lite2.0kw, 2.5kw, 3.5kw, 4.6kw, 5.0kw, 6.0kw, 7.1kwFrom $795
Nexura Series (Floor Standing)2.5kw, 3.5kw, 4.8kwFrom $2000
Floor Standing Series2.5kw, 3.5kw, 4.5kw, 5.0kw, 6.0kw, 7.1kwFrom $2000

Ducted Systems

Daikin’s ducted series are designed to be flexible, compact and efficient, with their new inverter series managing to fit into the tight roof spaces of any modern home or apartment. Their bulkhead systems are discreet, easily fitting in with the surrounding décor as only the controller, the return air and discharge grilles will be visible inside the home.

With capacities starting as low as 2.4kw and going up to 24kw these units can condition either the whole house or separate rooms whether they be small or large. These systems can be tailored to an existing structure or be included in the design process of a new build. With reverse cycle as standard, Daikin’s ducted systems are engineered to deliver comfort.

ProductCapacity OptionsPrice
Premium Inverter Ducted Series

5.1kw, 6.0kw, 7.1kw, 10.0kw, 12.5kw, 14.0kw, 16.0kw, 18.0kw, 20.0kw, 24.0kwFrom $2630
Inverter Ducted Series

7.1kW, 10.0kW, 12.5kW, 14.0kW, 15.5kW, 18.0kW, 20.0kW, 23.5kWFrom $2980
Slim-Line Ducted Series

5.0kw, 6.0kw, 7.1kw, 8.5kw, 10.0kw, 12.5kw, 14.0kwFrom $2945
Bulkhead Ducted System Series2.4kw, 3.4kw, 5.0kw, 6.0kwFrom $1510

Hydronic Heating

Providing heating and cooling, Daikin’s Hydronic system can also heat domestic water for the kitchen, laundry, showers and baths. The hydrobox can be positioned inside, which is handy for houses with limited outside space.

Based around a split system configuration, a compact unit extracts heat from the outside and transfers the heat via an indoor hydrobox to the indoor heating circuit.
This type of system is ideal for cooler climates and has a back up heater to cover any short fall should something go wrong. Compared to gas heating this system is far more efficient, cutting not only energy costs but also the space that a gas system might take up.

ProductCapacity OptionsPrice
Altherma Bi-Bloc Hydronic Heating Series

11.2kW, 14.0kW, 16.0kWFrom $10,000

Air Purifiers

Ultra quiet, the purifier monitors contaminant and odour levels, displaying them on the unit. A 6-layer filtration system uses titanium apatite to deodorise and purify the air, removing allergy and asthma triggers.

High airflow rates allow the unit to work effectively in larger spaces. The unit is also portable, meaning it can be used in different rooms as needed. The pollen mode assists those with hayfever, using turbulence to trap the pollen. There is also a turbo mode for quickly removing pollutants, for example when bushfire haze is at high levels. The purifier is suitable for rooms up to 46m².

ProductCapacity OptionsPrice
Air Purifier SeriesN/AFrom $499

Commercial Solutions

Daikin offers a flexible range of systems that are designed to meet solutions for both large and smaller projects. This includes designing flexible, reliable and energy-efficient air conditioning that can adjust to buildings’ needs, especially when different areas have different temperature requirements. They aim to deliver complete HVAC systems and comfort to nearly any building.

Split Systems

As for the residential sector, Daikin offers a number of options to meet different needs, from commercial kitchens to retail outlets.

These systems can air condition one room or a large area in a commercial building. There are a wide variety of designs to meet the requirements of commercial spaces including wall mounted or floor standing options. This variety of choice can also provide options for those with lower budgets but who want to offer their clients comfort while in the space.

ProductCapacity OptionsPrice
Super Multi NX (R32)

2.0kW, 2.5kW, 3.5kW, 4.6kW, 5.2kW, 6.8kW, 8.0kW, 10.0kWFrom $2145
L-SeriesReverse Cycle: 2.0kw, 2.5kw, 3.5kw, 4.6kw, 5.0kw, 6.0kw, 7.1kw, 8.5kw, 9.4kw

Cooling Only: 2.0kw, 2.5kw, 3.5kw, 4.6kw, 5.0kw, 6.0kw, 7.1kw
From $790
DTXF-T Series

2.5kw, 3.5kw, 5.0kw, 6.0kw, 7.1kwFrom $2630
Cora Series

2.5kw, 3.5kw, 4.6kw, 5.0kw, 6.0kw, 7.1kw, 8.5kw, 9.4kwFrom $1,000
Daikin Lite2.0kw, 2.5kw, 3.5kw, 4.6kw, 5.0kw, 6.0kw, 7.1kwFrom $795
Floor Standing Series2.5kw, 3.5kw, 4.5kw, 5.0kw, 6.0kw, 7.1kwFrom $2000
Nexura Series (Floor Standing)2.5kw, 3.5kw, 4.8kwFrom $2000
US7 Series2.5kw, 3.5kw, 5kwFrom $2000

VRV Indoor Units

Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) uses refrigerant as both a cooling and heating medium. This technology has been developed by Daikin since the 1980s and is used in these indoor units.

In terms of Daikin’s VRV Indoor Units, up to 64 of them can be connected to a single system. The wide varieties of models on offer provide options that match a commercial space. The appropriate indoor unit can be selected as part of a tailored solution to meet the requirements of a variety of new builds or refurbishments. These systems can also be appropriate for spaces requiring very specific temperature controls such as libraries and museums.

ProductCapacity OptionsPrice
FXAQ-PVE Wall Mounted2.2kW, 2.8kW, 3.6kW, 4.5kW, 5.6kW, 7.1kWFrom $385
FXDQ-P(N)DVE Bulkhead Standard2.2kw, 2.8kw, 3.6kw, 4.5kw, 5.6kw, 7.1kwFrom $896
FXDQ-TV1B(A) Bulkhead Compact2.2kw, 2.8kw, 3.6kw, 4.5kw, 5.6kw, 7.1kwFrom $1510
FXDYQ-MAV1 Ducted High Sensible8.8kw, 11.2kw, 13.9kw, 16.0kwFrom $1710
FXEQ-AV36 Cassette Single Flow2.2 kW, 2.8 kW, 3.6 kW, 4.5 kW, 5.6 kW, 7.1 kWFrom $1550
FXFQ-PVE Cassette Round Flow
2.8kw, 3.6kw, 4.5kw, 5.6kw, 7.1kw, 9.0kw, 11.2kw, 14.0kwFrom $984
FXFSQ-AVM Cassette Round Flow with Sensing2.8kw, 3.6kw, 4.5kw, 5.6kw, 7.1kw, 9.0kw, 11.2kw, 14.0kw, 16.0kwFrom $984
FXHQ-MAVE Ceiling Suspended 1-Way Flow3.6kw, 7.1kw, 11.2kwFrom $647
FXLQ-MAVE Floor Standing Standard2.2kW, 2.8kW, 3.6kW, 4.5kW, 5.6kW, 7.1kWFrom $1565
FXMQ-MFV1 Outside Air Processing Unit14.0kW, 22.4kW, 28.0kWFrom $896
FXMQ-PAVE Ducted Standard2.2kW, 2.8kW, 3.6kW, 4.5kW, 5.6kW, 7.1kW, 9.0kW, 11.2kW, 14.0kWFrom $926
FXMQ-PV1A Ducted High Sensible18.0kw, 20.0kw, 22.4kw, 28.0kwFrom $7436
FXNQ-MAVE Floor Standing Concealed2.2kw, 2.8kw, 3.6kw, 4.5kw, 5.6kw, 7.1kwFrom $723
FXSQ-PAVE Ducted Slim Line2.2kW, 2.8kW, 3.6kW, 4.5kW, 5.6kW, 7.1kW, 9.0kW, 11.2kW, 14.0kW, 16.0kWFrom $926
FXUQ-AVEB Ceiling Suspended 4 Way Flow8.0kw, 11.2kwFrom $984
FXZQ-A2VEB Cassette Compact Multi Flow2.2kW, 2.8 kW, 3.6 kW, 4.5 kW, 5.6 kWFrom $984
VAM-GJVE Heating Reclaim VentilatorVarious kwFrom $1827

VRV Systems

These systems offer climate management solutions in a commercial context. They are engineered to deliver energy efficiency, comfort and control whilst also delivering significant energy efficiencies.

Each of these systems can work in tandem with indoor units on large sites including shopping malls, office blocks or anywhere that requires outdoor cooling and heating control. These units are built to handle higher capacity loads in order to cover larger spaces.

ProductCapacity OptionsPrice
Gas Heat Pump Outdoor Unit22.4kw,
28.0kw, 35.5kw, 45.0kw, 56.0kw, 71.0kw, 85.0kw
From $2900
VRV Air Handling Unit SeriesStandard: 15.4kW-167.6kW, Outdoor Air Series: 25.7-202.6 kWFrom $400 per square metre
VRV H Heat PumpStandard: 16 kw-168kw
High COP: 32 kW-101kW
From $400 per square metre
VRV III-Q Outdoor UnitHeat Pump: 14kw-135kw, Heat Recovery: 28kw-84.8kwFrom $400 per square metre
VRV IV Water Cooling Outdoor Unit22.4kw, 28.0kwFrom $2950
VRV IV-S5.1kw, 6.0kw, 7.1kw, 10.0kw, 12.5kw, 14.0kw, 16.0kw, 18.0kw, 20.0kw, 24.0kwFrom $3609

Applied Solutions

Daikin believe that a powerful, reliable, chiller provides highly efficient comfort solutions for all kinds of applications. These may include anything from small retail projects to large commercial, industrial cooling schemes. Daikin offer a flexible range of chillers to meet differing requirements. These are engineered to deliver precise control of process cooling and climate management.

These chillers provide simplicity and low cost solutions, with different sizes and flexible ways to control an indoor environment.

ProductCapacity OptionsPrice
Air Cooled Chillers35kw to 2000kwFrom $500
Water Cooled Chillers13kw to 9450kwFrom $300


Daikin offer a wide range of controllers and interfaces. These provide options for the monitoring and programming of large systems that have many units connected all at once. Some controllers, such as the BACNet / LonWorks Interfaces ensure the systems are able to communicate and quickly deliver relevant information to those monitoring the systems. This includes indicating any issues that may need looking at.

Centralised controllers can program large systems’ behaviour in advance on a weekly schedule, control zone behaviour or even account for holiday periods when spaces may be empty. Individual controllers can also schedule programming in smaller spaces and there is also optional Wi-Fi control available. Programming controllers can reduce electricity costs, use and wear on the system by turning it off when not needed.

ProductCapacity OptionsPrice
BACNet / LonWorks InterfaceVariousFrom $125
Individual control systemsVariousFrom $38.50
iTouch Manager Centralised ControllerVariousFrom $400

Light Commercial Applications

The Light Commercial range is aptly titled, designed to be used in smaller commercial operations like shops, restaurants and small offices. They provide energy saving functions, making their use economical for smaller businesses.

Most of the units below offer wide-angle airflow and long air throw to ensure all parts of the room receive comfort. These units are also designed not to take up a lot of wall space, optimising what space there is for commercial operations.

ProductCapacity optionsPrice
Ceiling Suspended Sky Air5.0kw, 6.0kw, 7.1kw, 10.0kw, 12.5kw, 13.2kwFrom $3600
Fully Flat Cassette SkyAir2.5kw, 3.4kw, 5.0kw, 5.7kwFrom $2309
Round Flow Cassette SkyAirPremium: 5.0kw, 6.0kw, 7.1kw, 10.0kw, 12.5kw, 14.0kwFrom $3265
Wall Mounted SkyAir7.1kw, 10.0kwFrom $4250

Packaged Systems

Featuring a powder coated drain pan for corrosion resistance against harsh Australian conditions, Daikin’s range of Rooftop Packaged Units are designed for flexible and easy installation.

They have been developed specifically to suit commercial applications and give an aesthetic, neat appearance when installed in the line of sight. These systems are built with a wide range of supply air volumes and external static pressures. They can be installed with a third party interface and an expansion device to add further units of required.

ProductCapacity OptionsPrice
Rooftop packaged unit16.2kW, 26.5kW, 34.4kW, 42.8kW, 53.1kW, 63.7kW, 68.4kW, 84.2kWFrom $6150

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