Mac vs PC. Melbourne vs Sydney. Coke vs Pepsi. There are some rivalries that everyone has an opinion on!
One particular rivalry that’s come to dominate that air conditioning market is Mitsubishi Electric vs Daikin.
We get it, air conditioning rivalries don’t exactly grab you like some other classic ones do.
After all, most of us don’t really get worked up about our air conditioning unless we’re building a house, or our old, outdated system needs urgent upgrading.
If you’re contemplating air conditioning installation Brisbane however, this is something you’ll want to pay close attention to – your comfort may rely on it!
The contenders for your ducted air conditioning installation project
In the red corner: Mitsubishi Electric ducted air conditioning
Mitsubishi has fingers in countless different pies – not just cars, but shipbuilding, civil aviation, and even banking & insurance!
The next step in their plan towards world domination? Air conditioning, naturally.
First spun off from Mitsubishi’s core manufacturing business in 1921 to focus on the production of household goods and electronics, Mitsubishi Electric has been in the air conditioning business for a long time.
Choose Mitsubishi Electric air conditioning in Brisbane from Tri-Tech, and you won’t just receive a high-performance system.
As a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Dealer (10-time winner of Mitsubishi Electric’s South East Queensland Dealer of the Year award!), we’re able to give you unbeatable service and ongoing support too!
In the blue corner: Daikin air conditioning
Founded in 1924 with the express purpose of designing and manufacturing air conditioning systems, Daikin has focused on air conditioning since its very inception.
And as a brand that focuses exclusively on cooling, they’ve been at the forefront of many developments in the industry:
- Developing R-32, the more environmentally-friendly replacement for R-22 coolant
- The world’s first split-system air conditioner with built-in humidification technology
- Invented variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology
- Countless advances in fluoro-chemical development
These are just some of the firsts that Daikin can claim as its own – choose a Daikin system, and you can be sure you’re in good hands.
How these brands stack up
1) Energy efficiency
Energy efficiency: it’s on everyone’s minds now, especially with higher energy prices predicted to become the new normal.
And when it comes to energy usage, air conditioning is one of the largest in your home.
Up to 40% of a typical household’s electricity usage will be spent on cooling – luckily, both of these brands offer energy efficient systems to bring this figure down.
In 1982, Daikin introduced the world to Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) technology. This new technology represented a quantum leap in air conditioning efficiency by varying the amount of refrigerant flow based on your cooling needs.
And less refrigerant flow means less energy spent keeping it circulating!
And this technology has tricked through to other brands, too…
Since then, Daikin’s VRV system has been adopted by Mitsubishi Electric as VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) and implemented in many of their systems too.
No matter which one you choose for your air conditioning installation in Brisbane, you’ll be left with a system that’s considerably more energy efficient than what you’ve experienced in the past!
2) Optional extras
Brisbane residents aren’t just demanding energy efficiency – they’re also demanding air conditioning systems that can do more than just blow cool air.
In a world where our fridges automatically order groceries for us and our cars can park themselves, it’s little wonder that many are clamouring for these “smart” features to make their way into air conditioning as well.
So, how do these two heavyweights stack up in terms of extras?
Let’s start with Mitsubishi Electric.
One of the biggest selling points of new Mitsubishi Electric air conditioners is Wi-Fi control.
Using a smartphone app, you can control your air conditioning system remotely – it can even be set up to sync with home assistants like Alexa or Google Home.
Not to be outdone, Daikin came up with Daikin Mobile Controller, a smartphone app that allows you to control compatible air conditioning systems using your phone, no matter where you are.
Whether you simply want to “pre-cool” your home before you get back or simply can’t be bothered getting up on an especially hot summer’s day, both of these brands have options that let you control your comfort remotely.
3) Post-installation service
When summer comes around, what’s the last thing you want to happen? An air conditioning problem, that’s what!
Just imagine having to swelter through Brisbane’s notorious summer without air conditioning to keep your comfortable – no thanks.
Luckily, today’s air conditioning systems are considerably more reliable and long-lived than systems of yesteryear. Of course, they still need ongoing maintenance and periodic repairs every now and then!
Daikin’s extensive global supply chain and network means that you won’t have to look far to find Daikin air conditioning service.
No matter what Daikin system you use, you’ll enjoy quality post-sales support with genuine spare parts and a huge pool of experienced professionals who know how to work with Daikin air conditioning.
Mitsubishi Electric’s support network is also large, though Daikin just edges it out.
However, that doesn’t mean sacrificing quality. One thing Mitsubishi Electric has is the Diamond Dealer system, which certifies that certain air conditioning teams (like ours!) specialise in Mitsubishi Electric.
- In-depth, brand-specific knowledge
- Next-level post-installation service
No matter which of these two valuable brands you’ve selected for your home, our team of air conditioning specialists can provide ongoing care and maintenance to keep your system running for years to come.
The takeaway: which brand should you choose?
As we’re sure you’ve noticed by now, we aren’t exactly coming down hard in support of one or the other.
The reason is that our team installs and services both of these brands, so it doesn’t matter to us which one you choose for air conditioning installation in Brisbane.
Rather, it’s because both of these brands are that darn good!
No matter which of these brands you choose for your home or business, you can be confident that you’re getting a system that’s:
- Built to last
If you ask us, at the end of the day it isn’t the logo that determines which one’s the best system for your upcoming air conditioning installation, but your needs!
Each home is unique – while the differences between the systems offered by these two brands may only be marginal, it could be the difference between a system that’s just right to one that falls ever-so-slightly-short.
This stage – known as system design – is one of the most important steps when it comes to air conditioning.
It’s all about determining your exact needs and selecting a set-up that perfectly meets those needs.
- Room layout
- Insulation material
- Appliances and devices
- Room volume
- Passive cooling
These are just some of the things that can influence your cooling – they’re also the things that we look at when choosing a system from Mitsubishi Electric or Daikin’s product ranges to keep you comfortable!
You’ve chosen your brand – now you need a team for air conditioning installation in Brisbane
And that’s where Tri-Tech comes into the picture!
Tri-Tech supplies and installs systems from both of these heavyweight brands, from wall-mounted split systems to powerful and extensive multi split and ducted air conditioning systems. We are also supporters of the advanced MyAir system, which is another brilliant contender you may want to consider, too. Learn more about MyAir installation.
Whatever you need, our team ensures that you stay cool throughout summer!
Don’t sweat it – Tri-Tech it!