Reliable Air Conditioning Service Company.

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Suua wrote: Wed Aug 30, 2023 7:18 am I had heard the inverter type aircon units (not sure of the brand) were prone to being 'blown up' by geckoes.
Apparently the geckoes were crawling into the space between two circuit boards and shorting them out and causing damage to the point the boards had to be replaced....10K baht.

Has anyone been affected by this????.
Yes, we bought a Daikin 12,000 BTU inverter unit for the master bedroom last year, and within a week a gecko had got in there and fried the board. Fortunately, they sent someone out to repair it under warranty. That said, we've also had gecko-related circuit board failures on regular a/c unit types. The little bastards now get terminated in rooms with a/c.

Haven't noticed much savings on power as the bills have been hiked since we bought it.
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Nereus wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 8:22 am
joelle wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 8:07 am
Nereus wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 7:59 am
The room size is only one of several considerations, such as aspect, insulation, windows, etc.,
but 12,00 BTU should be adequate for your floor size.
Thank you very much for your swift reply, appreciated :cheers:
There is some good info at the following, but one thing that I would suggest is that you buy an inverter type aircon. They are much cheaper to run, and are now reliable.

https://www.alliancecc.com.au/calculate ... oner-size/
My Panasonic 12000 BTU inverter has been working faultlessly for 7 years now. Ideal for a bedroom as they operate so quietly and keep a very stable temperature.
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The new Samsung Windfree A/C's are the way forward (though bit pricey) - use dramatically less power and are self cleaning so none of the pesky 500 baht quaterly cleans!

Quiet as a mouse and very even flow.
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Benroon wrote: Thu Oct 12, 2023 6:46 pm The new Samsung Windfree A/C's are the way forward (though bit pricey) - use dramatically less power and are self cleaning so none of the pesky 500 baht quaterly cleans!

Quiet as a mouse and very even flow.
Anyone else have experience with the Samsung Windfree self cleaning air conditioners ? I need something super quiet and steady for my bedroom. My current Daikin unit, is oversized for the room and is not what I would call quiet. It’s a bit hard for me to describe, but it makes a surging type air sound, even after I had the blower, bearings and motor replaced.
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Having recently dealt with a failed a/c unit again, here's my opinion.
Don't bother with Samsung, the coil is made of aluminum and doesn't last nite then a couple of years and can't be repaired.
The Daikin lasted almost 10 years but was troublesome and noisy.
The Panasonic is still doing great, so I have replaced the Daikin unit with Panasonic. The coil is also copper, so will last.
My two baht worth.
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VincentD wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 11:11 am Having recently dealt with a failed a/c unit again, here's my opinion.
Don't bother with Samsung, the coil is made of aluminum and doesn't last nite then a couple of years and can't be repaired.
The Daikin lasted almost 10 years but was troublesome and noisy.
The Panasonic is still doing great, so I have replaced the Daikin unit with Panasonic. The coil is also copper, so will last.
My two baht worth.
Thanks. My three Hitachis are still going strong after almost 10 years.Never broken down and only replaced front plastic filters once because they degrade and one front guidance blade (did it myself). Two are in use most days in a large room, usually for 14-15 hours. My Panasonic inverter is the same age and still fine, used 9-10 hours every night. I think inverters although more expensive are perfect for quiet bedroom use. I hear that if they fail replacing the circuit board (or whatever it is) is expensive, but I think I've had my money's worth.

For 6 monthly maintenance I use Big Kiang's team (the store in in Soi 88). Not expensive and have seemed OK for years. Big Kiang tel. 032533336
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Thanks. My three Hitachis are still going strong after almost 10 years.Never broken down and only replaced front plastic filters once because they degrade and one front guidance blade (did it myself). Two are in use most days in a large room, usually for 14-15 hours. My Panasonic inverter is the same age and still fine, used 9-10 hours every night. I think inverters although more expensive are perfect for quiet bedroom use. I hear that if they fail replacing the circuit board (or whatever it is) is expensive, but I think I've had my money's worth.
404cameljockey, where did you buy the front sweeper blade, assume you mean the big white one across the front? Seen them on Lazada.
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Green Nomad wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 1:01 pm
Thanks. My three Hitachis are still going strong after almost 10 years.Never broken down and only replaced front plastic filters once because they degrade and one front guidance blade (did it myself). Two are in use most days in a large room, usually for 14-15 hours. My Panasonic inverter is the same age and still fine, used 9-10 hours every night. I think inverters although more expensive are perfect for quiet bedroom use. I hear that if they fail replacing the circuit board (or whatever it is) is expensive, but I think I've had my money's worth.
404cameljockey, where did you buy the front sweeper blade, assume you mean the big white one across the front? Seen them on Lazada.
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Yes bought on Lazada. I''ll admit they have the same blade described as fitting many models. I think it's a millimeter or two too long and definitely a bit too wide so it slightly doesn't keep track perfectly with the second blade, but it''ll do, the airflow is fine. I imagine an aircon maintenance team would fit one that is perfect but i didn't want to pay them to return with one.
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