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Fujitsu Split System Aircons with $150-$200 Digital Gift card from Fujitsu.
7.1KW that I purchased one myself is $1,177 after $200 Gift card redemption plus delivery.
Link to Fujitsu cashback page.
Part of the 15% off ebay
Bought the ASTG12KMCA wall split rc a/c yesterday. Really good price with delivery. Couldn't find cheaper locally.
Great name for a coupon.
Fujitsu get a good name from what I hear. In case anyone has any doubts.
I have 2 fujitsu's which i bought at the same time. One is still going strong and the other one died. The one that died we hardly used. Their after sales service is not great. was just out of warranty and they basically said bad luck.
How long was the warranty on your aircon?
@dlakers3peat: how much did you spend on the broken one? you can prob argue stat warranties… that it shouldnt break after 5yrs
do you have a receipt?
go back to the retailer?
When I built my place, it came with a set of Mitsubishi air conditioners and they've been great.
I installed a additional Fujitsu unit in the spare room last year and I have to say, I prefer the way the Mitsubishi functions. The remote on the Mitsubishi is also much clearer and easy to understand. Things like.. It let's you know exactly what position the "vane" is in. With the Fujitsu, you have to guess.
In terms of cooling/heating performance, I would say it's fine. But the thermostat doesn't seem as accurate as the Mitsubishi.
Mitsubishi Electric or Mitsubishi Heavy Industries?
what are the difference between two Mitsubishi?
@joeventus: Different companies with different products.
Is this $568 before gift card or?
Including gift card.
No, after subtracting gift card value from price paid. And delivery excluded too - $110 here.
what is the price WITHOUT the gift card?
what is the price WITH the gift card?
@pinkybrain: Same either way, Pinky. You can't get it without the card. It is a bundle. $718 + delivery, for AC with card.
Or, you are using the word in an ambiguous and so misleading manner.
Confusing advertising and language is often deliberate.
@manic: i was just confuse about your comment..
the OP should have had the checkout price in the title "$718 + delivery" which is what we would need to pay
then include comment about the gift card amount for this unit..
is the giftcard like a bankcard with numbers you input to buy stuff online or to your paypal account as source of payment?
or how you cash out the giftcard money?
@pinkybrain: yeah, title is misleading. It should have the actual price of the product, then the gift card.
@pinkybrain: Agreed. I though that was OzB policy?
And re my comment about advertising, apologies to the shop as they are not advertising an "after rebate" price, that was just nadan trying to be helpful.
Delivery is a rip to be honest. Unless they use a special company to do deliveries. They've more than doubled up the delivery price if it is normal deliveries
@plague69: The base units are very heavy. And freight options are not so good at the moment.
This or the Hisense AC on sale at Good Guys?
Definitely Fujitsu, much better brand. Because the price difference is not much after the gift card redemption.
The Fujitsu 2.5KW is $58 dearer over Hisense.
The $110 delivery fee pushes it past "not much" for me.
Either one is a big improvement over the window-rattler aircon plus gas heater here :-)
Fujitsu without a doubt. Hisense is much cheaper brand.
Fujitsu no doubt has better efficiency too, so even though might be a bit more expensive, will cost less to run in the long term.
Thanks guys! :)
Planning on getting 3-4 for the entire house, now to research installations costs haha
Looks like you're in Melb - so this might help you. Recycled from a post I made in late Jan. I'm not affiliated with any of these BTW - just my own research. I went with #2 and they did an awesome job - even included mounting brackets so outside unit is slightly raised off floor, etc.
"I've just got quotes for Melb Eastern suburbs. Here they are in order of cost, from cheapest to most expensive (though they were all in the same ballpark):
Tel: 0418 556 866 (Darren)
2) V Spark Electrics
Tel: 0401 965 805 (Paul)
3) Twin Electrics & plumbing
Tel: 03 9808 7555 (Darren)
4) 4th Phase Electrics
Tel: 0430 198 349 (Casey)
I rang a bunch of other places & found many that won't fit without supplying (eg) Coldflow, Maroondah Heating & Cooling, Rapid Cold air conditioning.
I decided to pick a sparkie company (like #2 or #3 for example) as they do everything, as opposed to others (got some additional quotes from individuals not listed above) who do the quote, but then work with a sparkie seperatly.
Ensure that they'll provide an electrical certificate upon completion, etc.
I'd also say that once they quoted (all in-person), I rang them back to ask them to better their price - most then knocked off $100 or ~10% (If you don't ask, you don't get, right?)
In terms of price, #2 worked out at $750 per install (2 units), both of which were pretty much back to back, ground floor."
@theredrabitt: That's so helpful, thanks mate.
@theredrabitt: Just confirming, that's $750 per unit for installation? Sounds a little high but maybe I'm dreamin.
@theredrabitt: Just need more details please..how big is your unit. How far apart indoor and outdoor units.? Did you need separate wiring from switch board..?
I got $850 for 5kw and indoor and outdoor units are 15m apart, new cabling from switch board. Does that sound reasonable ..?
@AshB: That seems reasonable given they are 15 metres apart and not as simple as a back to back install.
@placard: Apologies - couple of extra details. In terms of pricing - I figured if I've called 5-10 places and these are the prices (all the above 4 places came out in person), then what can I do. The units are sitting in my garage - useless unless fitted :-)
I had a 7.1Kw which replaced an old unit (so there would have been a fee involved for removal/disposal/safely de-gassing the old unit). New unit was fitted in same location (but new piping due to new R32? refrigerant). Wall bracket, new cabling, etc. Back to back.
Other unit was 2.5Kw and was not a back to back (but close enough) - within ~3 meters (they told me that's the same pricing cost) - just convenience to put the indoor unit in the right place, and hide the outdoor unit around the corner. Again, mounting brackets & the plastic housing, etc to make the cabling look neat. Power used was off existing plug points. Hope that helps.
No questions! Fujitsu mate
Bought a Fujitsu last summer. Been really happy with it.
Any had any luck setting one of these dumb A/C's with Google assistant? I am using a Tuya universal remote thing but not impressed with it. I had to make it learn some commands (heat on 26c, AC Off, Cooling on 22c) but that is pretty much it. That only works if I use the app and press the buttons, I cant ask google to make it do stuff.
I use the broadlink pro/bean for various aircon units around the house.. works really well, can set temp and fan speeds too via Google assistant
Broadlink here too - RM Pro and a RM Mini. Easy to set up and Works With Google Assistant
Can you give me a link as to which RM Pro/Mini you used? Whenever I go on banggood or gearbest there are like a million different versions.
I have these two - RM Pro and RM Mini 3:
The main difference between the Pro and the Mini model is the Pro does RF as well as IR. If all you need is to copy your aircon remote, which you have to point at your aircon to operate, then get the Mini. Just make sure wherever you place the unit that it has line of sight to your aircon.
The newer models are out, which are the RM4 Pro and RM4 Mini:
@XeSSiV: Thanks for the links. Why would you need RF function also?
Btw, how does the Broadlink Mini compare to say the Sensibo one? Obvously Sensibo is a lot more expensive, what does it do differently/better?
Any had any luck setting one of these dumb A/C's with Google assistant?
Any had any luck setting one of these dumb A/C's with Google assistant?
Dumb? They are too smart. It is easier with ancient no-remote models, and a wifi socket switch :-)
Am I right in saying that these don't have horizontal swing? I went head first into buying 3 Fujitsu aircons back during the chinese new year harvey norman sales 2 years back where they had 10% back HN GC and the Fujitsu cashback.. Got it for an amazing price so can't complain there, but did not realise they don't come with a horizontal swing? I foolishly thought all splits would.. But great aircon/heaters, cannot fault them for that, just annoying when you want it in fan mode and can't have it directly on you unless directly in line of sight.. Unless I haven't found the mode, then more than happy to be corrected!
Do they have movable horizontal vanes? Usually manual if not auto.
2.5 kW (ASTG09KMTC) and 3.5 kW (ASTG12KMTC) models do not have the Horizontal swing. higher capacity models have it.
currently shopping around for ducted, and man, why cant places like this sell ducted to save some $ :)
seem to be having 20% off
and with this https://www.fujitsugeneral.com.au/promotions you should get $400 discount
2hrs north of Syd unfortunately
Absolutely love how Fujitsu sell wifi adapters for these A/Cs.
I have the app on my phone and can remote turn on/off my A/C, set temperature, change it to fan or AC, fan speed, etc. It supports multiple A/C units from one app too.
Do you have a link for the wifi adapters? I have a couple of slightly older fujitsu split systems that I need to pimp up.
You don't need the wifi adapters. Look up Sensibo Sky. It's an AC IR blaster. Best thing is if you have multiple AC brands you can use the same Sensibo app for all of them. Furthermore, the Sensibo app is quite mature with good UI. The AC brand ones are all crap doesn't matter which brand. It's almost like they just hired fresh uni grads to write the apps. They're obviously still a lot more focused on the hardware than the software.
How much is the installation cost in Sydney?
$450-$600 depending on the installation type.
Back to back installation is generally the cheapest.
We paid $400 when we bought one through this same deal last year.
I'm looking to replace my ageing 7.1Kw. A few installers have recommended MHI over Fuji. Opinions?
When I was installing one in our bedroom, two installers I spoke to all recommended MHI and didn't rate Fujitsu at all.
I have an MHI 7.1 reverse. Had it for almost a year now and cant fault it in any way. An absolute dream to use and it's performance is near effortless. It does the job brilliantly and it barely ever has to get out of 2nd gear. Mine is setup with sensibo which makes it even better to use.
MHI are great units, usually considered slightly better than Fujitsu, but are easier to install, which is why they're recommend them more.
Out of interest do you happen to know why they're easier to install?
No, have just heard it from multiple installers.
@nadan @SquattingTiger How much did installation ultimately cost you for your 7.1KW Fujitsus please?
I had a split system aircon installed at our old place 20 years ago and can't remember the details very well other than we needed to get both an electrician and a plumber.
I just bought mine today, it is replacing a broken Kelvinator. The cheapest quote I have had so far is $650 and I have only inquired with two people.
Thanks for the lightning-quick response! So expect a cost of about $1,800-$1,900 all up. Cheers.
Just interested to know how long did the Kelvinator last?
It has lasted for 15 years.
As a comparison I checked Bunnings (they sell Mitsubishi). Installation is $650 for smaller units (or $750 for a double story install).
$400 would be a baragain in comparison, but tradesmen are so expensive now.
Since you're in Melb - see my comment to OkBianca above if it's useful for you
Not sure if this is relevant but they are planning to phase out r22 refrigerant?
So is this why ac are cheaper. Meaning that repair services will be more expensive/installation?
R22 is very old. I don’t think you’ll find any new aircon has it. These should be R32 which is the current.
R410 is still being sold by brands like Toshiba, but not Fujitsu.
R22 is practically phased out, R410a is currently been phased out and been replaced with R32, R410a is a blend of R32 and R125 gases.
These use R32.
Which is the better brand for air cons/ reverse cycles? Panasonic, Daiken or Fujitsu?
I would rang them as Daikan, then Mistubishi and Panasonic tied 2nd and then Fujitsu.
we went panasonic…
the outdoor/indoor units were smaller than the daiken for the same output…
there's 2 mitsubishis though
and mitsu heavy industries
the heavy industries one apparently have better components as they are intended for commerical sites
Mitsubishi Electric are top of the line in split system air conditioners. Easiest to install, service and repair. I'm an electrician and refrigeration mechanic, I've never met an installer who doesn't agree.
What size unit do you need for a family room?
How big? we have a 8x4 room that connects to kitchen of 3x6, 7.1Kw is good. If it's only the living room, 3.5kw - 5Kw should be sufficient depending on the shape and how open the room is
You are in Adelaide, so half the power of someone in Canberra with the same room size and house.
Also depends on insulation, thermal mass, window size, and your tolerance for needing to put on a jumper.
Hi OP, did you get free delivery? I can't work out $1177 if you add delivery (from $40 to $80)
OP did state it was $1,177 plus delivery
7.1KW that I purchased one myself is $1,177 after $200 Gift card redemption plus delivery.
Good deal for a quality unit.
Just my 2c, but prices should be listed in the title BEFORE the cashback is paid. That's what people are paying up front for it. People can work the rest out for themselves after that.
@nadan i cant see anywhere it says $150-$200 gift card redemption. am i missing it anywhere?
Go through Fujitsu: https://www.fujitsugeneral.com.au/promotions
Fujitsu vs Mitsubishi?
Mitsubishi Electric, heavy duty are OK, but ELectric are far superior.
I have both brands installed at my house.
I would say,
Fujitsu is bit louder than Mitsubishi heavy industry.
how much does it cost to install a replacement for a 7.1kw AC ?
I am deciding between these two aircons ? any thoughts, I already have a Panasonic C2.5kW H3.2kW Reverse Cycle Split System & Air Purifier
I think panasonic is more better air conditioner
love our similar 3.5 kW panasonic. excellent air conditioner, cools fast and quietly and has a few handy functions like quiet for bed time or light cooling, and can control the vanes somewhat precisely.
Common consensus is that Mitsubishi Electric, Panasonic > Fujitsu
It seems that install prices have gone up because they are harder to install than in the past, less included, and more red tape.
No hoses/pipes included now. Not even an electrical lead. So installers need to plan ahead and possibly obtain extra parts.
Is there any difference in time to install, or parts needed for different brands? Fujitsu vs Hisense in particular at the moment?
I might physically install the two halves, and get a plumber to inspect & connect them.
Can the small units be installed using an existing 15A indoor socket? (I think they only need 10A rating, but dedicated circuit helps??)
I've just got a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 1.7Kw system installed with the Hot unit on the roof, paid $700 (mind you the unit itself i got for only $515). I had 2 guys coming on site - Electrician & Refrigeration Mechanic. Don't know whether it's true, but they said Plumber can probably do the job, but best to get Refrigeration Mechanic
Thanks od810, but to answer my own question, after some research, the parts are cheap and generic. 1/4" + 3/8" pre-insulated pipes.
Electric is now hard-wired on the outside of the building, using an isolation switch.
Ideally a dedicated circuit, but not necessarily as they draw only a couple of amps after startup. You can run a few off one 20A circuit.
I guess if you are handy enough, then it's probably worth while. Though after watching the guys did for my unit, i don't think can DIY at all.
Hey Manic. When you doing yours?
I have a Daikin ducted split system installed when building my house. If I wanted to heat only my master bedroom, would it be more cost efficient in the long run to install something like this in the room or use the existing system but having to 'connect' master bedroom with living area?