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Fujitsu ASTG18KMCA

P r i c e ( $ ) ! !

Pri ce an d Bu y !

Y e a r l y r u n n i n g c o s t ( $ ) ! 378

Co oli ng ef fic ie nc y sc or e (% ) ! 96

H ea ti ng ef fic ie nc y sc or e (% ) ! 83

A i r f l o w s c o r e ( % ) ! 65

N o i s e i n d o o r ( d B ) ! 46

N o i s e o u t d o o r ( d B )

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85 2409

47

Samsung FAR18FSSSBWK 1

85 1629

386

92

79

81

38

51

Fujitsu ASTG22KMCA

80 2709

409

85

82

65

48

49

Mitsubishi Heavy SRK50ZJX-S1

80 1449

386

83

87

58

47

63

Samsung FAR18FSSSBWK 1

Fujitsu ASTG22KMCA

80 2709

409

85

82

65

48

49

Mitsubishi Heavy SRK50ZJX-S1

80 1449

386

83

87

58

47

63

Daikin FTXS50LVMA

78 1590

404

83

79

65

46

47

Daikin FTXR42KVMA

76 1704

389

81

80

57

42

48

Daikin FTXS60LVMA

75 1775

414

76

77

68

48

49

Daikin FVXS50LVMA

73 2172

424

85

68

61

45

47

Fujitsu ASTG18LVCC

73 2409

442

71

79

65

46

52

LG R18AWN-13

73 1899

422

77

74

63

60

65

LG E18AWN-13

73 1843

422

77

74

63

60

65

Mitsubishi Electric

73 2568

450

75

71

71

41

55

LG R18AWN-13

73 1899

422

77

74

63

60

65

LG E18AWN-13

73 1843

422

77

74

63

60

65

Mitsubishi Electric MSZGE60KIT

73 2568

450

75

71

71

41

55

Panasonic CS/CU-E15PKR

72 1799

436

78

69

64

23

41

Panasonic CS/CU-E18PKR

72 2199

426

83

69

58

31

43

Braemar HSU-18HEK03/ R2(DB)

70 1399

439

71

74

60

47

54

Convair HSU-18HEK03/ R2(DB)

70 1299

439

71

74

60

47

54

Daikin FTXS46LVMA

70 1486

424

80

69

50

44

47

Fujitsu ASTG18LUCB

70 2509

452

68

74

68

47

53

Haier HSU-18HEG03 /R2(DB)

70 1299

439

71

74

60

47

54

Fujitsu ASTG18LUCB

70 2509

452

68

74

68

47

53

Haier HSU-18HEG03 /R2(DB)

70 1299

439

71

74

60

47

54

Hitachi RAS-50YHA3

70 1419

458

70

72

67

47

50

Kelvinator KSV62HRC

70 1239

432

75

64

72

35

68

Midea MORC14

70 1039

442

73

68

68

48

58

Mitsubishi Heavy SRK60ZJX-S1

70 1499

436

67

79

60

51

64

Daikin FVXS60LVMA

69 2815

454

75

63

67

47

49

Fujitsu ASTG14LUCB

69 1789

452

70

70

67

45

50

Kelvinator KSV53HRC

69 1058

442

75

64

68

30

66

Daikin FTXR50KVMA

67 2335

439

65

72

60

44

48

Fujitsu

67 2579

461

71

66

59

44

50

Kelvinator KSV53HRC

69 1058

442

75

64

68

30

66

Daikin FTXR50KVMA

67 2335

439

65

72

60

44

48

Fujitsu AGTV14LAC

67 2579

461

71

66

59

44

50

Fujitsu ABTG18LVTA

67 3529

456

74

67

55

44

55

Hitachi RAF-50NXA1

67 2041

460

69

73

53

46

52

Hitachi RAS-60YHA3

67 1612

478

67

67

66

49

50

Mitsubishi Electric MSZGE42KIT

67 1936

479

70

65

64

35

51

Mitsubishi Electric MSZGE50KIT2

67 2233

480

67

66

69

38

54

Midea MORC18

66 1219

472

70

59

70

48

60

Teco TWSTSO50HVB

66 1349

502

88

53

50

38

56

66 1049

492

86

55

50

35

58

Midea MORC18

66 1219

472

70

59

70

48

60

Teco TWSTSO50HVB

66 1349

502

88

53

50

38

56

Teco TWSTSO41HVB

66 1049

492

86

55

50

35

58

Fujitsu AUTG18LVLA

65 3869

466

70

65

54

38

55

Lennox LNFS5110

64 1844

470

71

62

55

38

60

Mitsubishi Heavy SRK50ZJ-S1

64 1240

473

62

69

58

46

61

Lennox LNINV5210

63 2431

490

69

61

57

35

56

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Using the table
ns!Not stated Scores!The overall score is made up of cooling efficiency (40%), heating efficiency (40%) and airflow (20%). A model scoring 90% has excellent efficiency, 70% is good

and 50% is borderline. Cooling and heating efficiency scores are based on the model's AEER (Annual Energy Efficiency Ratio) and ACOP (Annual!Coefficient!of Performance), which is a measure of operational efficiency that factors in standby power consumption when the unit is not in use. For this reason, we don't directly score the standby power consumption, but it is listed for your information.

Airflow scores!are based on the range of!airflow on the lowest to highest fan speed settings. Ideally, air conditioners should have a gentle airflow on low settings and a powerful airflow on high. The wider the range of airflows, the better the score.! Noise!levels are supplied by the manufacturer. They are broadly comparative but note that different manufacturers may measure these value slightly differently. Annual running costs!We calculate how much each model costs to deliver 3000kWh of full cooling and 3000kWh of heating per year when running at its measured maximum capacity, with the remainder of the year in standby mode (based on electricity costs of 26 cents/kWh). Standby costs add only a few dollars a year, but it may still be a good idea to unplug your air conditioner (if possible) when it’s not in use for long periods. In other words, we calculate how much it would cost for each model to deliver a set amount of cooling and heating energy. This is not the same as calculating how long it would cost to run each model for a set amount of time, since if one model was more efficient or powerful than another, it would cool (or heat) the room faster and in practice you wouldn't need to run it as long (or rather, it wouldn't run itself as long). It's fairer to calculate how much electricity each one needs to deliver the same cooling and heating effect. Also, it's hard to calculate the cost of running an inverter air conditioner for a set time (e.g. 24 hours a day for four months) since these models adjust their output

according to the room temperature and thermostat setting, so power input will change over time. While we've based our calculation on a reasonably typical usage, the annual running costs are only an indicative comparison. Your mileage will vary depending on your house, local climate, electricity price and how much you use the air conditioner. Price!Suggested retail price as of April 2013, or the best retail price we could find. Actual prices can vary considerably from the suggested retail price.!Note that some of the newest models may not yet have a suggested retail price, so we've quoted an indicative price for the previous versions of those models.

Ranking the scores
CHOICE applies the following interpretation to the scores achieved in our tests. When we describe a result as "excellent", "poor" etc, it usually relates directly to a numerical score in that range. 0 - 24 Very poor 25 - 45 Poor! 46 - 54 Borderline 55 - 69 OK 70 - 79 Good 80 - 89 Very good 90 - 100 Excellent

How we test
Air conditioners sold in Australia must be tested to the Australian standard AS/NZS 3823.2 and registered in a government database at energyrating.gov.au, to ensure

they meet the Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) and qualify for a star rating label.! We source model data directly from manufacturers and cross-check it against the government registration database to bring you information on as many current and new-release models as possible. Scores are calculated in a similar way as in previous CHOICE tests, but can’t be directly compared with previous tests as the data is sourced differently. We have eliminated ease of use testing as it would be unmanageable for so many models; in the past we found most models good or at least OK in this respect. Use our!What to Look For!tips to choose a model with a good remote.