- Inverted Ducted S-140PE1R5A / U-140PE1R5A (14.0kW)
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Our $10,000 Panasonic Air Conditioner with a 5 year warranty failed just 2 months out of warranty. It has therefore cost us $2,000 per year to own this unit. I understand a warranty is a warranty, but 2 months out of a five year warranty for such an expensive item, with no help from Panasonic. I would not recommend buying this brand air conditioner due to lack of customer service. I would have been prepared to pay a nominal sum if Panasonic would entertain it, but they made no such offer.
The model number is U-140PE1R5.
Purchased in December 2014 for A$10,340.00.
worst purchase i have ever made
I've had this unit installed for 2 years and it has never worked. from dodgy install from authorised Panasonic installer to the authorised repairer not knowing what is wrong with it had it checked by 3rd party for size and it is adequate for the space i am trying to cool. i cant run more then 3 zones the master room can't cool during the day. I am now asking Panasonic to repair by replacement to no avail. Will never purchase another Panasonic item again
Purchased in May 2017.
Honestly disappointing from such a big company
I got my Panasonic ducted reverse cycle 14 kw system installed by ford& doonan, through my builder, 2018, April 5.During first 6months it exceed my expectation, slowly from the summer we noticed it takes more time to cool, also system take10 to 15 minutes to start, after switching on. This winter heating function doesn’t even work properly. I called Panasonic call centre and they send a technician quickly.
He reported that 3/8 liquid line service valve is leaking need to replaced. It’s terrible experience from $14000 value equipment performing so poorly,
Purchased in April 2018.
Wonderful system...absolutely perfect !
Purchased the Panasonic Ducted 14kw system for our 18 square home, hoping it would be all good. Has exceeded our expectations no end. The five zones within the house keep the temperature perfect at all times and allow us to shut off rooms not needing cooling or heating. Unit is quiet both inside and outside. We opted for the "my place" wifi controller so we can turn the system on and off via an "app" on our phones. When we leave work, just hit the "on" button on the app and 20 mins later when we arrive home house is wonderfully cool (summer) or...toasty warm (winter). Suprisingly, we operate mainly on "dry" mode setting for cooling and even here in Victoria it keeps the house wonderfully cool 21 degrees on hot days working at minimal capacity. The unit was so good we recommended to our daughter who has also now installed the same. At last, a product that actually works as it should, is easy and also cheap to run.
Purchased in July 2018 for A$13,000.00.
Incredible powerful and economical AC
Living in sub tropical Queensland with plenty of 40 degree/80% humidity days throughout summer we decided to get serious about climate control especially with ever rising power prices.
The complete solution was the Panasonic 14kw inverter ducted system - the largest system which doesn't require 3 phase power supply.
Installation was quick and easy with 1x in roof unit and 1x pad mounted outside unit all installed in a few hours.
This system is quiet, quiet, quiet! and easily keeps our lowset 4 bedroom brick and tile house very cool even on t...
Questions & Answers
Good morning, I have just had a quote to install a Panasonic Ducted A/C unit to my house, the unit is an S-140 (that's the only model no. supplied). I live on a Cottage Block in WA, size approx. 400m2, neighbours are very close. The unit would be installed literally on the fence line with the neighbours house approx 1-2 meters away (bedroom side). My question is; does Panasonic do a 'Sound Isolation box' such as the one Daikin does which lowers sound by approx 50%?. My concern is that I have this unit fitted and then only to have a complaint about the noise (which cannot be fixed)
I have a panasonic outdoor U-140PE1R5A i would like to know how to clean the out side unit?
Hello Maltese12, I'm unable to offer you advice as my unit is new and I havent needed to yet. I expect that I will get it done at the next service
I assume based on the size of the Unit, you may have a double fan (top/bottom). Regardless, you will need to make sure that the unit, is free from obstruction all the way around. Make sure that there is plenty of airflow when the unit is operating. The fins that are located all the way around the back and side, need to be clear of any obstructions. There are good videos (youtube) on how to clean external units and keep the fins clear/clean and free from obstruction. Keep the area around the unit free of any dust etc, as this will be swept up in the wind, or while it is operating and get into the fins. Once the fins are blocked you restrict the airflow into the outside unit. Once the restriction of air through the fins are caused - your external unit - will be running in-efficiently. If you want more information please post.
jjacer. Looks like you keep it running day and night during summer. Can you share what the imapct on your power bill (compared to previus years without the ducted system)?
|Category||Ducted Air Conditioners|
|Features||Inverter, Remote Control and Wi-Fi Smart Control|
|Cooling Power||14 kW|
|Heating Power||16 kW|
|Auto Cleaning (Self Cleaning)||No|
|Cooling Energy Rating||1.5 stars|
|Heating Energy Rating||2.5 stars|
|Indoor Unit Dimensions||430 x 1100 x 700 mm|
|Outdoor Unit Dimensions||996 x 980 x 370 mm|
|Max Indoor Sound Pressure Level||51 dB|
|Max Outdoor Sound Pressure Level||56 dB|
|Operating Temperature for Cooling||-10 ℃ to +43 ℃|
|Operating Temperature for Heating||-15℃ to +24℃|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
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