Effective and Efficient
We purchased this for our second bedroom and it does a wonderful job in cooling a small space and keeping it cool on quite a long setting. It can be left on over night as it doesn’t make too much noise and we are very happy with our purchase so far!
Purchased in February 2019.
EXCELLENT BEDROOM AIR CON
MHI AVANTI 2.0kw reverse cycle. Product number in brochure SRK20ZSA-W (product number at good guys DXK06ZSA-W). Note I called Mitsubishi and was told no difference in the models. Same thing.
Not many top brand manufactures make a split system unit smaller than 2.5kw.
Was happy to find MHI offers a 2.0kw system in their new 'Avanti' range, as its $100 cheaper than its 2.5kw big brother and similarity cheaper than 2.5kw systems across other brands.
Installed in a bedroom measuring L3m x W3.4 x H2.5m, the extra 0.5kw grunt was not needed, and besides, using the 1st or 2nd fan speeds will generate similar if not the same cooling power and sound outputs as the 2.5kw models.
These small Mitsubishi HEAVY industry units (not mitsi electric) are super quiet, both inside and outside.
Comparing the manufacturers spec sheets to other popular brands panasonic & Fujitsu, the MHI has lowest sound rating both inside (19db) and outside 58(db) on the low setting. Seriously, you can barely hear it.
There are 4 fan speed modes: 1 ultra low silent, 2 Low energy saving , 3 Med standard, 4 Hi powerful.
So far Ive only needed the first fan speed set to 22/23 degrees for comfortable summer night sleeping.
I was unfamiliar with this brand when shopping around, but dont be put off by it. Comparing the newest models from Panasonic, Fujitsu and MHI, they all basically the same features with up/down/left/right/smart louvre controls, timers, programs, quiet modes etc . The only thing I found the MHI does not have is the human sensor function - which would not be needed in a bedroom air con anyway.
A nice feature it does have is dimming the LED light all the way to off - as I like my bedroom to be pitch black.
The only thing I wish for is a back-lit remote control to use in the dark.
When deciding what brand to buy, my first instinct was to go the Panasonic. But given the 2.0kw is $100 cheaper and not made by other brands, PLUS MHI had a $50 cashback at the time when others did not, it was worth the risk to try MHI and save $150.
Glad I did. I am very happy with this units cooling ability, and quiet operation.
Prospective buyers should really consider if they need the extra 0.5kw top-end power of 2.5kw system in smaller rooms, as the MHI 2.0kw has all the same features as the other brands, is super quiet, and comes with an instant $100 saving.