Choosing the right air conditioning needn’t be a daunting task. Panasonic has a range of reliable air conditioning systems, including cooling, reverse-cycle, room-only and whole-house solutions, to suit any home design and budget.
The location where the air conditioning system needs to be installed determines the type of air conditioning solution you need. Cooling-only systems are ideal for tropical climates especially for Northern regions where temperature can hit as high as 46°C during summer. Reverse Cycle systems on the other hand are capable of both cooling and heating, so your home remain comfortable all year around even outside temperature goes down to -15°C.
What Type? Split, Multi Split or Ducted
With a split system there are two separated units, an outdoor unit that is placed in an area with plenty of airflow and an indoor unit that is mounted inside the home, ideal for single room cooling or heating.
Multi Split systems have an outdoor unit that is placed in an area with limited space and more than one indoor units that are mounted inside the home for whole house cooling or heating.
Ducted systems have an outdoor unit and a concealed indoor unit, and deliver air through ducting pipes (usually in the ceiling) into each room via vents on the floor, wall or ceiling, to deliver whole house cooling or heating.
What Size? Room Size
In principal, the ceiling height and floor area of the room will determine the capacity of the air conditioning unit that you need – the larger the room, the larger the capacity of the air conditioning unit. If the air conditioning unit is too small, it will not be as effective or energy efficient, as it may use a higher amount of energy to cool or heat effectively. For wall split systems, you can use the Panasonic Air Conditioning Sizing Wizard to easily work out what size air conditioner is right for your needs.
What Size? Insulation Factor
Areas without wall or ceiling insulation will require more capacity to air condition than an insulated room. This is because an insulated area retains heat in winter and repels heat in summer, as heat is unable to transfer through the roof or walls of your home. Insulation improves your air conditioner unit’s energy efficiency as it won’t need to work as hard.
What Size? Windows & Aspect
Windows also affect the natural temperature of the room, so their size and position should be considered before installing an air conditioning unit. The aspect or direction the windows face (i.e. west facing, direct afternoon sun or east facing, direct morning sun, etc.) will impact the ambient temperature. Also, window coverings (blinds or curtains) can reduce the loss of heating/cooling from the room, compared with windows with no (or lightweight) coverings. Knowing the impact of the windows on a room will assist in determining the right air conditioning unit. So, once you have the measurements of the room, make sure you note down the height and width of your windows too.
What Features? Energy Star Ratings
Every Air Conditioner sold in Australia must have Energy Efficiency star-rating. This rating gives a quick comparative assessment of the model’s energy efficiency for both heating and cooling – the higher the number of stars, the better the energy performance.
What Features? Operating Temperature Range
Depending on the location, Australian summer temperatures can reach as high as 46°C and the winter chill can be as low as -15°C. So, it’s important to have a reliable air conditioning system that can perform during these harsh climactic conditions. You don’t want the air conditioning to break down when you need it for cooling during the hot summer. Panasonic Air Conditioning leads the way in temperature range, with units operating efficiently from as low as -20°C * to 46°C* so you enjoy greater comfort throughout the seasons wherever you live.
* Selected models only
What Features? Reliability
A long warranty gives you the peace of mind that your investment is protected. All Panasonic Air Conditioning systems feature a 5 year Parts & Labour warranty. Panasonic is confident our products will work reliably for many years, so you can be confident too.
What Features? Control Options
Generally, split systems and Multi Split system provide wireless remote controller however there are optional controllers like wired remote controller and WLAN app control available. Wired remote controller* is ideal for people who worry the wireless remote controller will go missing. WLAN app control* allows anytime, anywhere and multiple site control and monitoring, ideal for tech goers. On the other hand, ducted systems generally supply with wired remote controller with modern design that suits the home interior.
* Selected models only
Panasonic Air Conditioners deliver more than just cooling or heating solutions. We want to create Total Air Solutions that improve indoor air quality, for healthier and better living.
Air Conditioning Expertise
Since the introduction of our first window-type air conditioning in 1958, Panasonic Air Conditioning has grown to become a globally recognised and celebrated brand, delivering unmatched quality and reliability.
Total Air Solutions
With over 300 products, Panasonic has a product or solution for every application. From residential applications to large scale commercial, we endeavour to provide fully customisable total air solutions for any and all applications.
Quality & Reliability
Panasonic air conditioners are manufactured to ensure years of reliable comfort. With a 5 year warranty encompassing both residential and commercial applications, you can rest easy with Panasonic.
Panasonic provides control solutions to satisfy all residential and commercial needs. Our range of controllers demonstrate flexibility in application, providing you with a comprehensive solution to any system need.
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You’re ready for the perfect air conditioning solution. Simply request a quote or find a Panasonic dealer who can assist with product selection, planning and installation.