We pruchased two ducted systems for our home. 8 Zones, (18 outlets). The units take a long time to generate heat. Fujistu claim outside temperature operating range is -14 - 24 degrees for heating. When its 5 degrees or less outside, the air conditioners cannot produce any heat. They ice over within 30 mins and then constantly de-ice. The problem is, that it takes so long to generate heat again that the outdoor units ice over again and the entire system stops. Was 2 degrees outside this morning, and only 15 inside. Buy a Daikin. Old house had Daikin which nad no problems even when below 0....
Poor performance. Slow to produce heat.
Powerful, efficient, but noisy outdoor unit
We have this installed in 2008 for our 4 bedroom double storey house. It has been running OK without problem so far. We use it for heating (temp set to between 19-20C) and cooling (temp set to between 25-26C). It quickly heats or cools the entire house, e.g about 1/2 hour from 14C to 19C in typical winter morning. It maintains the set temp well.
Using our cent-a-meter electricity meter, I monitor the power consumption. I found it uses around 4-5 kW when it tries to first heat/cool, but the rate drops to around 0.7-1 kW for maintaining, with ...idle time (not consumption) in between. The indoor unit in the roof space is very quiet. Even at night we don't notice the indoor unit running. However the outdoor unit is noisy, especially compared to the our Fujitsu split system next to it, and a Daikin system installed in my dad's place. When it runs, we can hear it inside our home. Thankfully, it is not installed close to the neighbour, otherwise we could have been complained. powerful, efficient, value for money noisy outdoor unit
We had this air conditioner installed after our house was finished about 7 months ago. We used it for heating a couple of times and didn't need to use it until summer. It had tripped the circuit breaker, the service guy said that this a common problem and they can stop most of the pests getting in after they fix it. If it is easy to fix why don't FUJITSU do it before they sell this so-called "outside unit"? I think this might be a good A/C If they fixed this obvious design fault. After being told that I would have to fix this fault myself, thi...s will be my last FUJITSU anything. I haven't used it long enough to know if it has any. We only used this a couple of times on heating, when we went to use it for cooling it wouldn't work. We had the service people out and they said FUJITSU wont cover the warranty because it was a frog that caused the fault. FUJITSU sell these units to be used outside but are not suitable to be used outside, if the unit is made useless by a frog or a lizard. Do you think that's fair?
A great unit highly recommend, works very well.
Heating is particularly impressive, cooling equally especially on very hot days/nights.
We have a fully ducted 9 zone Fujitsu ducted A/C.
In the first week a mother board malfunctioned, a totally new unit replaced it.
All happened quickly totally hassle free. ...The unit has been in service for 2 years, it is working brilliantly. Often have to turn the temperature up to the low 20s as it can get too cold. In the winter the heating is excellent almost instant when switched on. A great unit cannot fault it. 42 degree days are a breeze. ChrisK
The thermostats need battery backup. The units need to be sized appropriately for the heat load to be handled which in my view requires a unit at least one size larger than Fujitsu recommends.
For relatively small areas where the return air is in the same room and the door to the room is kept closed, these units are fine.
Thermostat has no battery backup - reverts to cooling and loses time/date/programming when power is lost. For a large room that gets very warm on a hot day, we can't get the room cool even by running the unit set at 18 and full fan.
I installed the whole system on my own as I purchased a kit and found it easy to install with help of course from my local sparky & fridgie.
We absolutely love the comfort of our home now that the humidity has vanished and we now look forward to many years of comfort.
I have the outdoor unit outside one of my bedrooms and when the unit is running full tilt I can hear it but it does not bother me nor anyone else.
Haven't got a bill yet as I just fired it up yesterday in terrible humidity and within 15 minutes the house was ext...
I bought 2 of these units for my new house back in March, as one would have struggled with the size of the house.
I am quite happy with my decision, but I'd have to be after spending $13,000 including installation.
So far it hasn't been very expensive to run, but haven't had it going throughout a hot summer yet!
I love the way it cools and humidifies, I just wish it was a little quieter outside.
Fantastic climate control all year round.
Dehumidifies and cools the whole house within minutes on hot days.
Comfortable warmth in winter.
Mechanically a top product. Ours has been running every day for 5 years without a problem. Only real ongoing maintenance is cleaning intake filter which is easy and since it is intended you do it yourself, free. Something about the way you set it to turn on and off on the control panel is not intuitive but is easily managed with the manual. Does an excellent job of dehumidifying the air which is important in Sydney summers. It works so well and unobtrusively we often forget it is on until we step outside and realise how much nicer the Fujitsu has made inside.
Quiet, efficient, reliable
timer functions difficult to set
I had the art36latu system installed to 8 point on a single zone for $5800 and its the best investment in my house i have made. I believe alot had to do with getting a thorough assesment of requirements and placement of ducts.
a lounge suite sits right against the wall where the outside unit is located and we cannot even hear it operating. The manual is simple and very easy to understand. Would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone but for such a large investment make sure you find a great reputable installer who will guarantee IN WRITING h...
I am trying to get the noise issue sorted out and tested if possible to see if its within the 69db limit. I suspect this may be normal. I've only had the system for 3 months so the real test is how it will perform in the coming years.
It cools fairly well.
The outside unit is nosiy especially when compared to a Mitsubishi system I had in a previous house. In addition my neighbours have complained about the noise.
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Questions & Answers
I have a Fujitsu ARTG54LHTC , can a infra red remote control be used with this.
Hi Richard, Thank you for your question, please be advised you can use UTY-LRHYM IR Receiver kit which can be purchased from Fujitsu Sales Department finished goods item. Please note this can only be used whilst pointing to the Fujitsu cassette. If you would like to discuss this further please call to speak to our Technical Support team who will do their best to assist you. TEl: 1300 364 484.
For a 4 bedroom house (195m2) and 6 EER ,how many KW do I need? What's the maximum Kw in Fujitsu air conditioners for a single phase?
HI Nick thanks for your question on Product Review. For areas larger than 65m2, please contact your local Fujitsu Dealer to discuss the right solution for you, e.g. two or more Fujitsu split systems, a multi-head unit or even a ducted system, to ensure your Fujitsu comfort needs are met.
For single-phase please see on our website ARTG60LHTB - 15.8kW(C)/18.0kW(H) ARTG60LDTA - 15.8kW(C)/ 18.0kW(H)
For further details please visit our website https://www.fujitsugeneral.com.au/residential-range/ducted/single-phase#Content_products
What is the difference between single phase and three phase for efficiency, capacity and cooling ability?
Hi Rossofbalmain, the Single phase is a single power supply 240v/ac whereas three-phase is three lines of 240v/per phase to neutral and 415v/ac between phases. Main benefit of 3 phase against single-phase would be 3 phase spreads the amperage at startup and run, drawing fewer amps than a single-phase, leading to lower costs due to lower amp draw. To discuss this further please call our Technical Support team on Tel: 1300 364 484 and they will happily chat to you.
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