How can I be sure that the aircon I buy

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How can I be sure that the aircon I buy

Postby Jaap N. » Wed May 21, 2014 12:30 pm

is an authentic Panasonic and not a copy?

Any thoughts are appreciated.
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Re: How can I be sure that the aircon I buy

Postby logos » Wed May 21, 2014 12:44 pm

Fake branded Aircon ?

Just buy from a legit electrical goods store. I bought maybe 10 aircons in the past few months and never had any issues. If it's for yourself it's worth getting one with inverter. The price difference will pay for itself within 4-5 months tops.
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Re: How can I be sure that the aircon I buy

Postby Dara » Wed May 21, 2014 12:53 pm

What about one that is quiet on the outside unit ?

My neighbors don't like the noise of my current air con.
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Re: How can I be sure that the aircon I buy

Postby Jaap N. » Wed May 21, 2014 1:01 pm

logos wrote:Fake branded Aircon ?

Just buy from a legit electrical goods store. I bought maybe 10 aircons in the past few months and never had any issues. If it's for yourself it's worth getting one with inverter. The price difference will pay for itself within 4-5 months tops.
You sound like a very cool guy, 10 aircons.... :)
Somebody hinted at there being fake branded aircons around, hence my question. With 'inverter' you mean the ones that have 2 units, 1 outside and 1 inside? That's what 'm after.
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Re: How can I be sure that the aircon I buy

Postby Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Wed May 21, 2014 1:13 pm

Never heard of fake aircons either (same for other major appliances likes fridges and washing machines). I have a 1.5hp Panasonic Inverter aircons at home and it's great. Quiet too (both inside and outside). There's a good shop on the southern side of Central Market (double or triple shophouse) near the south-eastern corner of the market.
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Re: How can I be sure that the aircon I buy

Postby General Mackevili » Wed May 21, 2014 1:19 pm

Dara wrote:What about one that is quiet on the outside unit ?

My neighbors don't like the noise of my current air con.
Ha! You are the only good neighbor in the kingdom!
Jaap N. wrote: With 'inverter' you mean the ones that have 2 units, 1 outside and 1 inside? That's what 'm after.
I would definitely take Logos's advice and get an inverter.

They look the same as the old ones, but they are able to run much more efficient, saving you lots!

I think they advertise saving you 30% on power, and I honestly believe it!

I've never heard of a fake aircon, but wouldn't surprise me. Check the box, instruction manual, serial/model number on the actual unit, etc, to see if it checks out.

Seems most counterfeit items take a lot of shortcuts. Shocking, right?
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Re: How can I be sure that the aircon I buy

Postby Jaap N. » Thu May 22, 2014 10:39 am

Thank you, will go out for one this afternoon!
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Re: How can I be sure that the aircon I buy

Postby Joker Poker » Fri May 23, 2014 7:52 am

Don't forget to clean the fins on the evaporator (gently) from time to time.

I got a shocker of a power bill last month and thought someone was milking. After checking the meter box outside and the cable leading to my place I figured something else was wrong. That led me to checking the evap on the air cond unit. It was chock a block full of shit. I cleaned it out with a brush and some water and got rid of most of the crap.

Next power bill down $20!
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Re: How can I be sure that the aircon I buy

Postby vladimir » Sat May 24, 2014 6:04 am

The aircon needs to be re-gassed and completely cleaned about once a year. Cost is normally around $25. My one was working at minimum effectiveness,set to 16C and the room was still warm. After the clean, very cool at 27C.
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Re: How can I be sure that the aircon I buy

Postby Jaap N. » Sat May 24, 2014 11:44 am

vladimir wrote:The aircon needs to be re-gassed and completely cleaned about once a year. Cost is normally around $25. My one was working at minimum effectiveness,set to 16C and the room was still warm. After the clean, very cool at 27C.
Yes, I guess maintenance is important for any machine, be it an aircon, moto, car, etc. Btw, having an aircon installed this afternoon (bedroom). Looking forward to cool nights! :Yahoo!:


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