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Fujitsu’s range of air conditioning solutions offer intelligent features that deliver energy efficiency without reducing in comfort. Fujitsu utilises cutting edge technology to improve their easy to clean products. Their filter devices reduce pollution and bacteria, delivering healthy air to users. Sensors contribute to reductions in energy consumption, making these units economical to run. Our top rated company, Fujitsu received an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5.
Panasonic is another highly regarded brand, which was rated by our team as the fourth-best brand in our brand comparison study. Their purchase prices are generally higher than other brands, however, Panasonic offers a wide range of models and sizes as well as innovative features. For this they received a rating of 4 out of 5.
Fujitsu offer a wide range of options to cover different kinds of projects. Fujitsu’s Air Conditioning units can switch to power saving mode after 20 minutes of no movement, returning to normal operation when movement is detected again.
Panasonic units also have a number of factors making them a very appealing option for a residential home. They feature an enhanced air purifying system, with optional voice control by a smart phone. Energy efficient, Panasonic units can provide energy savings of up to 45%. Their units are seen as discreet and visually appealing. Panasonic also offer a flexible range of controllers.
Split systems are generally the most popular type of air conditioning unit. Fujitsu and Panasonic’s units have a number of energy efficient solutions, making comfort more affordable in terms of utility bills.
Fujitsu has 4 types of split systems including; Classic Series, Designer Series, Lifestyle Series (Cooling only) and Lifestyle Series (Heating and Cooling).
These units efficiently cool or heat a single room and feature a number of energy efficient solutions. Fujitsu’s units suit various spaces with differing capacity requirements. They are allergy friendly, using static electricity to draw pollutants from the air. Our review team rated them 4 out of 5.
Panasonic have 5 high performing residential split system ranges including: Cooling only Wall U Series; Cool or Heating Air Purification Wall Mounted Z Series; Cooling or Heating Wall Mounted RZ Series; Premium Reverse Cycle Z Series; Reverse Cycle Wall Mounted RZ Series. Some of these units use sensors to monitor the location, movement and potential absence of people in the room, adjusting the heating or cooling accordingly.
Panasonic's range was rated at 4 out of 5, offering reliability, energy efficiency, affordability, breadth of systems and kW capacities, features and other important factors.
Available in high and low capacities, Fujitsu’s Cassette Range is built to be discreet; fitting under the ceiling with only the grille on display. Designed to deliver even temperature distribution and wide airflow, these units have features that can curb energy consumption without loss of comfort. With removable grille and louvres that can be wiped down, Fujitsu’s cassette units make cleaning and maintenance easy.
Panasonic has 4 main ducted system ranges: Bulkhead Ducted Series; High Static Pressure Ducted Series; Slim Line Ducted Series and the Ultra Slim Ducted Series. This range is also slim in size, with flexibility in mind, so the units can be installed where space is at a minimum. Certain Panasonic ducted air conditioners enable increased energy efficiency using an R32 Refrigerant, which enables a significant reduction in 'Global Warming Potential Factor'.
Panasonic and Fujitsu both deliver solutions for smaller spaces. Panasonic also feature an environmentally friendly refrigerant, which may appeal to those looking for greener solutions. Overall, we rated Panasonic's range at 4 out of 5 and Fujitsu’s cassette range at 3.5 out of 5.
Fujitsu’s Inverter Multi and Multi System Series feature a 2.3kW to 8kW capacity range, which were rated 4 out 5 by our review team. These units can be matched to a range of indoor units, to find the best air conditioner to suit requirements. Fujitsu’s multi systems have energy saving settings, with individual rooms heated or cooled separately. This means rooms not in use can have their systems turned off.
Panasonic’s outdoor multi-system units enable an entire home to be heated or cooled from one central device as part of a Multi Room Air Conditioning system. This device is compatible with a wide variety of indoor systems. Air purification and sensors work together to create a comfortable environment while reducing energy consumption.
Panasonic provides a wide range of choice in terms of compatible units and space saving solutions, for which they were rated 4 out of 5.
Fujitsu’s Ceiling/Floor Console Range discretely fits into homes that may not have wall space for multi and split systems. Floor consoles provide easy access and for users and technicians. Quiet and energy efficient, Fujitsu offers a wide capacity range of 2.6kW to 14.0 kW, to suit differing climates.
Fujitsu’s Ceiling/Floor Consoles are slim and lightweight, making them easy to install. Fujitsu’s Ceiling/Floor Console Range was rated 4 out of 5 by our review team.
Fujitsu’s new General Lifestyle units have a built-in wireless LAN interface, allowing users to control comfort remotely and program behaviours. This can be used for group or individual control.
Panasonic’s Smart Control Solutions also allow users to control and monitor their air conditioning systems remotely. Their wide range of controls coves both individual and group systems, and are easy to use. Their app works with Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa, utilising voice and Wi-Fi control.
Panasonic have slightly more advanced controls, allowing voice control used alongside smart devices. We rated Panasonic's smart control range at 4 out of 5 overall.
Panasonic’s Motion Sensor Ceiling Mounted Ventilation Fan range can work as extraction fans for bathroom or laundry areas, reducing the development of mould. To save energy a sensor on the model will switch the unit on and off accordingly as it detects human activity. We rated Panasonic's range at 4.5 out of 5.
Offering sound reduction, an environmentally friendly R410A refrigerant and flexibility, Panasonic pride themselves on their energy-saving Mini-VRF units. They come in higher capacities and use a rated operation to keep indoor temperatures comfortable while things such as the position of the sun can affect the outdoor temperatures.
Panasonic’s Mini-VRF units offer a variety of controllers including Wi-Fi and the Smart Cloud. They are compatible with a wide variety of inside units. Overall, we rated Panasonic's range at 4 out of 5.
Fujitsu’s commercial products can be used in diverse applications including hotels, schools, apartment blocks, health centres and shopping centres. A support network assists customers in selecting the right combination of systems to meet their requirements. Panasonic provide comprehensive solutions for commercial applications including hotels, schools and shopping centres. Panasonic’s commercial air conditioning & ventilation product design focuses on energy efficiency, performance and reliability. This company prides themselves on creating solutions for different spaces, using their existing technology to provide comfort for their clients.
Fujitsu’s Air Stage VRF Systems offer high capacity options in the J-III Series J-IIS Series V-II Series VR-II Series ranges. Fujitsu have been developing these energy efficient systems for over more than 35 years, utilising state of the art technology to deliver products that can provide the most comfortable environment possible. This range covers a diverse range of projects and was rated a 4 out of 5 by our review team.
Fujitsu’s commercial split system units were rated 4 out of 5 by our review team. They feature an energy saving setting that allows the set temperature of the indoor unit to change by one degree intervals, limiting the maximum energy usage of the air conditioner. Their range incorporates the Classic Series, Designer Series, Lifestyle Series (Cooling only) and Lifestyle Series (Heating and Cooling). These units have a range of applications for both small and larger spaces; from a small office to a boardroom. Catechin is part of the filter system, highly effective against bacteria growth, thus producing healthier and cleaner air.
Panasonic’s commercial split system range includes 9 options, covering reverse cycle and cooling or heating only. It is lightweight in design, with an environmentally friendly refrigerant and low noise output. Once the unit is turned off a flap closes to avoiding dust getting in, keeping the equipment clean and thereby needing less frequent maintenance. The range covers a wide range of capacities including units that will cover larger spaces comfortably
Panasonic’s focus on easy installation and maintenance is also remarkable. Panasonic have comparable pricing in this area, depending on the requirements of the commercial space. Overall, we also rated Panasonic's range at 4 out of 5.
Panasonic’s range of 4 commercial ducted systems have been designed to be slim and easily accessed, making these units ideal when space is at a minimum for example in classrooms or hotels. These units use an R32 Refrigerant, enabling increased energy efficiency.
Panasonic’s energy efficiency may lead to savings that even the difference out. Overall, we rated Panasonic's range at 4 out of 5.
With the ability to power up to six indoor units simultaneously, Fujitsu’s multi systems can be connected to a space efficient outdoor unit, with independent control. There are 14 models ranging in capacity from 2.3kW to 6.8kW, offering combinations to suit most commercial spaces. Fujitsu’s Inverter Multi and Multi System Series is energy efficient and was rated 4 out of 5.
Panasonic’s range of Multi Room Air Conditioning systems adjust heating and cooling to match sunlight intensity. They can cool or heat different offices or shops from one central device and are compatible with a wide variety of indoor systems. Panasonic’s range features an air purifying system that can deactivate or remove unwanted airborne and surface based particles. We gave Panasonic’s multi-systems an overall 4 out of 5.
Discrete, Fujitsu’s Cassette Range sits under the ceiling with only the grille showing, allowing the units to fit your decor. Energy consumption can be controlled using a weekly timer, sleep timer and economy mode to maintain control of energy consumption without loss of comfort. These cassettes are easy to clean, with a removable grille and louvres that can be wiped down.
Ideal for retail stores or schools, Panasonic’s 2 cassette and ceiling unit range offers advanced features including intuitive voice control, with Wi-Fi and WLAN Control optional on some units. Energy saving performance and long-distance airflow distribution are delivered via under ceiling models. These units are designed to be easily installed, with a Built In Drain Pump on some units. They offer uniform cooling or heating and a sleek exterior with voice control.
We rated Fujitsu and Panasonic’s Cassette and Ceiling range at 4 out of 5.
Fujitsu’s Ceiling/floor console range is designed for homes with no available wall space for multi and split systems. They can be installed on the floor or under the ceiling, with floor consoles providing easy access for users.
This range offers a wide capacity ranging from 2.6kW to 14.0kW to suit differing climates. They are designed for quiet and energy efficient operation, receiving a rating of 3.5 out of 5 by our reviewers.
Offering a range of options, Fujitsu’s VRF systems suit applications from small office spaces to large-scale buildings, across any kind of Australian environmental extremes. Some have the capability to cool one side of a building while the other utilises heating, matching the conditions in that space.
Panasonic’s extensive range of VRF Systems have capacities at both the higher and lower ends, covering large spaces while still leaving options for air conditioning smaller areas. These Panasonic units come in space saving or high efficiency models. The units feature heat recovery systems that are ideal for simultaneous cooling and heating operation. With 3 types of units to choose from they give the option of high efficiency, space saving and heat recovery.
Both Fujitsu and Panasonic’s VRF systems were on a similar level, with an overall rating from us at 4 out of 5 for both brands.
Ideal for cafes, restaurants and other commercial applications, these fans have a super quiet operation, allowing customers in restaurants to hold conversations. Panasonic’s range includes a Motion Sensor and Super High Velocity Air Curtain. These fans can reduce unwanted environmental air flow, such as hot or cold drafts from an open door. Our overall rating for Panasonic’s ventilation fans was 4 out of 5.
Panasonic have designed their controller range to be flexible in their application, providing a comprehensive solution to a range of systems. These controls are appropriate for either an individual indoor or a group of indoor units. Centralised controls, Individual controls, AC Smart Cloud, Smart Connectivity, WLAN Smart Adapter
Centralised controls are ideal for apartment or office buildings, being able to control an entire system of up to 1024 indoor units. Panasonic offer fully customisable control solutions that have Bacnet integration. These can also be controlled remotely as required. We rated Panasonic’s control solutions with a 4 out of 5 overall.