Works well but energy use higher than expected
The focus of this review is to provide potential consumers with the reality of energy usage with this unit.
I purchased this unit for the small bedrooms (3mx3m). I was lured in by the 7 star rating but when I received the product I discovered a different energy rating picture(link below). Basically the unit uses between 1kw-2kw of power on heating/cooling. My Fujitsu uses less energy and is of the same capacity. So slightly disappointed here.
It is also quite noisy when starting and stopping due to the fancy mechanism employed. (check yo...utube videos on this) Other that these points I have no other complaints. It heats and cools very well. A tip if you wish to reduce energy usage on cooling is to use the Dry mode instead. https://mhiaa.com.au/understanding-new-zoned-energy-rating-labels-for-airconditioners/
Purchased in March 2021.
- Avanti PLUS SRK25ZSXA-W (2.5 kW)
- Verified purchase
Missed opportunity to be great
I bought two units, so my gripes don't relate to the odd fault.
First the good.
They are very energy efficient. The fans are good and do warm/cool the room quickly, and make a cosy airflow for getting changed or coming out of the shower. Ambient noise is quiet and good for sleeping
Surprisingly on heating mode overnight this quietness is defeated by the creaking sound of plastic rubbing over plastic because, unlike cooling mode where the vents stay open, on heating mode the unit wants to shut its covers when the room reaches the set ...temperature. So the sleeping occupant will hear both the plasticy rubbing and the whirr of the motor that shuts the covers. It wakes me every time so I have given up on a mild room to wake to on winter mornings. The timer won't help as the same sound patterns happen on start up.
Purchased in January 2019 for $1,500.00.
Review collected in partnership with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners
Questions & Answers
Do any of your distributors in Qld have any stock?
How to turn off motion sensors so the unit continues to run without anyone in the room? (SRK50ZSXA-W)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners
You can refer to page 12, 25 and 30 of the user manual to learn more about the motion sensor and the 'eco operation' including how to turn it off. I've listed below the link to download the manual.
Hope this helps however if you have any other questions, you can contact us on 1300 138 007.
I plan to install air- con to two adjacent small bedrooms. Should I get 2 x Avanti (2kw) or one multi-split 4kw (SCM-ZS) ? I am comparing them in terms of operation efficiency, economy and cost of installation. Please advise. Thanks
I would think that 2 smaller will be much cheaper. When I looked the multi was $$$.
Not sure about efficiency but I'd suspect the same answer.
Unless it is a really difficult installation
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners
Given every installation is different and there are a number of factors to consider including room size, insulation type, window size and location, etc. we recommend speaking to a local installer who can recommend the best solution for your space.
You can find your local dealer on the page below or if you click 'Request a Quote' and leave some details, we'll get an authorised installers to get in touch to discuss further with you.
|Category||Split System Air Conditioners||Split System Air Conditioners||Split System Air Conditioners||Split System Air Conditioners|
|Features||Inverter, On/Off Timer and Remote Control||Inverter, On/Off Timer and Remote Control||Inverter, On/Off Timer and Remote Control||Inverter, On/Off Timer and Remote Control|
|Cooling Power||2 kW||2.5 kW||3.5 kW||5 kW|
|Heating Power||2.7 kW||3.2 kW||4.3 kW||6 kW|
|Type||Full System (Indoor & Outdoor Unit)||Full System (Indoor & Outdoor Unit)||Full System (Indoor & Outdoor Unit)||Full System (Indoor & Outdoor Unit)|
|Cooling Energy Rating||7 stars||6 stars||4.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Heating Energy Rating||7 stars||6 stars||5 stars||4 stars|
|Operating Temperature for Cooling||-15 ℃ to +46 ℃||-15 ℃ to +46 ℃||-15 ℃ to +46 ℃||-15 ℃ to +46 ℃|
|Operating Temperature for Heating||-15℃ to +24℃||-15℃ to +24℃||-15℃ to +24℃||-15℃ to +24℃|
|Auto Cleaning (Self Cleaning)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Indoor Unit Dimensions||305 x 920 x 220 mm||305 x 920 x 220 mm||305 x 920 x 220 mm||305 x 920 x 220 mm|
|Indoor Weight||13 kg||13 kg||13 kg||13 kg|
|Max Indoor Sound Pressure Level||38 dB||39 dB||43 dB||43 dB|
|Outdoor Unit Dimensions||640 x 800 x 290 mm||640 x 800 x 290 mm||640 x 800 x 290 mm||640 x 800 x 290 mm|
|Outdoor Weight||43 kg||43 kg||43 kg||43 kg|
|Max Outdoor Sound Pressure Level||38 dB||39 dB||43 dB||43 dB|
|Max Outdoor Sound Power Level||58 dB||58 dB||62 dB||62 dB|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
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