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# 208365 8-Feb-2017 18:22
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I am looking around for a heat pump / air conditioner and I've so far I'm looking at  this one here.

 

I'm looking for this one due to price and efficiency being 4.5 stars which I really like, I won't really be able to spend more so $1700 is my max budget.

 

 

 

This is to cool down a bedroom that I have my gaming PC in and gets a little toasty, room is 3M x 3.2M

 

 

 

Second option is this one, which is nice on price but I'm worried about energy efficiency. Update: According to the product page here, it has 5.0 energy efficiency? 

 

 

 

Any advice? Good brands? bad brands?


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  # 1717333 8-Feb-2017 18:46
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The link you have is just for a heatpump, it doesnt include installation. you'd want to add $500 to that price to get it installed (spitballing here) 

 

As far as brands go there has been a lot of discussion around this in the Home workshop thread. Some like Panasonic, some like Fujitsu, some like mitsubishi, some like daikin...... 

 

You will likely do a lot better price wise going to a dedicated heatpump installer/electrician. 

 

 

 

What area are you in? 

 

 


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  # 1717356 8-Feb-2017 19:27
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I have the 6kw version of that AC and its great. Pleased I got Panasonic.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1717360 8-Feb-2017 19:45
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Where are you located?

 

You should be able to get a Fujitsu 3.2kw E3 for around $1900 installed or a Hitachi 3.2 for around the $1700 installed mark.

 

Stores like NL and HN tend to be a more expensive way to buy an Aircon unit




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  # 1717368 8-Feb-2017 20:06
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ratsun81:

 

The link you have is just for a heatpump, it doesnt include installation. you'd want to add $500 to that price to get it installed (spitballing here) 

 

As far as brands go there has been a lot of discussion around this in the Home workshop thread. Some like Panasonic, some like Fujitsu, some like mitsubishi, some like daikin...... 

 

You will likely do a lot better price wise going to a dedicated heatpump installer/electrician. 

 

 

 

What area are you in? 

 

 

 

 

Yeah I figured as much, take it you are talking about the Harvey Norman one, the second one has a special $1900 installed which I am very tempted on at the moment.

 

Auckland, Manurewa 

 

 

 

Stan:

 

Where are you located?

 

You should be able to get a Fujitsu 3.2kw E3 for around $1900 installed or a Hitachi 3.2 for around the $1700 installed mark.

 

Stores like NL and HN tend to be a more expensive way to buy an Aircon unit

 

 

Auckland, Manurewa, yeah I can get this which is what I am tempted at doing, $1900 installed.

 

 


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  # 1717384 8-Feb-2017 20:26
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My Fujitsu Nocria is pretty loud, but I think the newer models are quieter. It's very efficient though. My Daikin is quieter. Any heat pump on low fan is less efficient.

 

Heat pump / air con for a bedroom will be noisy and the air blowing about could be distracting.


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  # 1717402 8-Feb-2017 21:24
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lNomNoml:

 

 

 

 

 

Auckland, Manurewa, yeah I can get this which is what I am tempted at doing, $1900 installed.

 

 

 

 

That looks like a good deal, you can get the older model for around $100 cheaper 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1717403 8-Feb-2017 21:27
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timmmay:

 

My Fujitsu Nocria is pretty loud, but I think the newer models are quieter. It's very efficient though. My Daikin is quieter. Any heat pump on low fan is less efficient.

 

Heat pump / air con for a bedroom will be noisy and the air blowing about could be distracting.

 

 

The smaller the unit the quieter the Fan and smaller units can generally turn down more so in a bedroom its not so bad.

 

Trivia Nocria is Aircon spelled backwards 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1718320 10-Feb-2017 13:56
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Depending on the insulation level, how sunny the room is etc, then you may only need a 2.5Kw model.

 

But if you want to heat/cool the hallway and perhaps down to a bathroom/toilet you could go with a bigger unit.

 

The heat pump installers will come out , measure the room, talk to you about what you are trying to achieve, work out where to put the internal and external unit, and give you a fully installed price. As others have said the total cost will be less than buying from a retail shop then adding installation.


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  # 1718321 10-Feb-2017 14:00
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Pumpedd:

 

I have the 6kw version of that AC and its great. Pleased I got Panasonic.

 



Agreed. We have the 8kw model. It's all kinds of awesome. 


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