The best units for our Oz climate
I was recommended to use these units at remote mine sites on Adco huts. The huts contained all our touch screen PLC based work stations and in places like Marble Bar, Kalgoorlie and here in Qld at Mt Isa the units have been running in terrible conditions and never get serviced or looked at and have absolutely never missed a beat. They do not run 24/7 but are on a timer system which when the hut is accessed, they run for 4 hrs until you reset them. This may happen up to 20 times a week. Process Operators and Truck Drivers are the ones that opera...te either the heating and cooling depending on the season. Knowing that they are proven, I have put a couple on my home and they are fantastic, never missed a beat, however l do regularly service them! These units have been on my home for about 6 years and the mine site ones are still going after about 10-12 years!
I have been using this for 6 years now and never got disappointed. Servicing this including cleaning the filter is very easy to do. It comes with both cooling and heating options. It doesn't make any noise at all while operating unlike other air conditioners I've used in the past
Only average.very noisy on high fan suggest dakin better
You get what you pay for.
Fujitsu better unit.
Wish now I had bought fujitsu.
Also think daikin a better unit.
Seems slow to respond to remote and very noisy on high fan.
Not enough to claim warranty.just enough to be annoying .
Fujitsu dealer Mannix not co operative as special instal.
So went with hitachi dealer.
Unfortunately unit not as good from previous experience with fujitsu.
Reliable - so we thought
We replaced a Kelvinator split system because it was unreliable and shonky. When the Hitachi was installed the tradie said we'd be far happier with it (based on his experience of servicing and installing air conditioners). Apparently Kelvinators are renowned for failing.
Update: November 2017 - This unit has been failing us. Through winter it would sometimes take 1 to 2 hours for the fan and heat to kick in. Then when it did work, it had a mind of its own. The remote control didn't decide temperature or fan strength. Now we've hit warmer we...ather and we have the same problem. Two different companies have come out to assess the problem, the second one being the warranty folks. We had some uncomfortably hot days with the air con only turning on for a minute or two at low speed, them switching off. Selecting a temperature and fan speed meant nothing. It just wouldn't perform. Yet today it's behaving.We're getting a third visit tomorrow from the warranty tradesman. I'm over it to be honest.
Not lizard proof.
Unit installed and worked fine. Not used much at all, but then after a few days stopped working. After a long drawn out warranty service claim, where they tried to say the new unit was installed in 2011, the service agent arrived and found 3 fried geckos in the control unit. Said Hitachi wasn't cover this. So have paid out over $600, not much less than a new unit because Hitachi can't build a unit that stops insects entering it. The units are built to be outside and yes outside there are insects! So wouldn't recommend a Hitachi after this experience, a complete let down of a company warranting a product in the environment it should be able to handle.
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3 Weeks to get it to work
We purchased this split system air conditioner and had it installed by the company we purchased it from.
Installation went OK until they turned it on to test it. It ran for about 2 min then stopped.
Over the next 3 weeks, both the inside and outside circuit boards were replaced along with some of the cabling - but it still would not run past the first heating cycle.
After I made a formal request for a new unit and told the installer I would be contact Consumer Affairs if it wasn't replaced, Hitachi agree to replace the whole outdoor unit - w...
I purchased this 6kw inverter split system from Reece plumbing and it's so far a great success. It's quiet and in our Melbourne heat wave with temperatures over 40 with high humidity of late, it's been a lifesaver! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a system. I almost purchases a Kelvinstor until I read the reviews do glad I made the switch. Mine is perfect for my open plan 2 bedroom home.
Price, recommended by plumbing wholeslaers. Easy to operate, it's quiet.
Vastly underated unit
2.5kw Hitachi wall split installed in our office, super quiet, still pumps out hot air even when it was -7degrees outside. Installer made use of the 1800 number for tech support and said it was easy to get advice on the unit. Looking to get one in our home now as this has been such a reliable unit
Price, after sales service, smart looks
I have got two, both for indoor open areas, the cooling load is sufficient for around 40m^2, and when i close all doors, it could chill my room (25m^2) from 28 to 24 in half minute. Making little noisy only. Got all good qualities for an air-con. But it doesn't look as fashionable as korean made ones. When open up the room unit, the inside plastic looks a bit cheap.
The outdoor unit may not be insect-proof. The foul smell might caused by dead insects.
Super Powerful. Very Quiet. Very Reliable.
Remote control is a bit slow in reaction. Got foul smell once, but don't know why. the smell gone in half an hour.
I would never buy Hitachi again. Getting someone to look at it was hard enough, but it's still not working OK
it has never worked properly and no one can find why
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