Mitsubishi Starmex Aircon Installation Review

Today, we replaced our defective 13-year-old aircon with the new Mitsubishi Starmex System.

We chose this model because Jack Neo demonstrated on TV the easy self cleaning maintenance.

In this post, I document the little lessons learnt from this experience of aircon installation.

Update 7 April 2016:

Mitsubishi Electric Starmex Inverter Air Conditioner System

Mitsubishi Electric Starmex Inverter Air Conditioner System

Lesson #1: Installing on weekdays is recommended over weekends to avoid complaints from neighbours.

Lesson #2: Using back existing pipes and trunking does not include them in the overall warranty.

Lesson #3: Test gas pipe leakage by releasing gas at compressor and if gas rushes out, pipe is good.

The compressor

The compressor

Lesson #4: Test condition of existing electrical wiring by turning each unit on and off individually.

Lesson #5: There are two pipes from each aircon unit. One a gas inlet  and one water outlet.

Lesson #6: Installation of water outlet pipes must angle downwards for water to flow all the way out.

Gas inlet pipe (bigger) and water outlet pipe (smaller)

Gas inlet pipe (bigger) and water outlet pipe (smaller)

Lesson #7: Thicker insulator reduces chances of condensation, but costs S$60 more per room.

Thicker half-inch insulator on the right and normal size on the left

Thicker half-inch insulator on the right and normal size on the left

Lesson #8: Finally, remember to vacuum suck the water outlet to flush clean it during servicing.

Main water outlet directed to the bathroom

Main water outlet directed to the bathroom

Before and after pictures:

The compressor outside on the aircon ledge

The compressor before and after on the aircon ledge

Replacing the old unit inside the middle bedroom

Replacing the old unit in the middle bedroom

Moved above the window in the master bedroom

Moved above the window in the master bedroom

Living room with piping accessed from the bathroom

Living room with piping accessed from the bathroom

Kids room extended trunking to a new position

Kids room extended trunking to a new position

The home turned into a workshop for a day

The home turned into a workshop for a day

Adrian Lee
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PS:

– We purchased the Mitsubishi Starmex aircon system from GainCity at Compass Point in Sengkang.
– My review? Very happy. Both the salesman and installation staff met my demands flexibly.

Update (December 2015):

After using Mitsubishi Starmex for a year, here’s my updated review.

  • The silent mode is truly quiet.  I use this mode most of the time.
  • The compressor is still clean. Even the maintenance men says it need not be cleaned.
  • It looks bulky, ugly and not very sleek, but it’s worth it.

Comments

  1. I bought a Starmax 5 tick aircon and after not even 6 months and lots of hassle, I’m getting rid of this aircon system. Broke down 6 times and never worked longer than 2 weeks. Loud humming sounds from the main compressor since the beginning. Took 4 hours to cool 4°. The inside units started to make funny sounds and couldn’t change the blowing direction anymore. Hassle with Mitsubishi, called and had to wait for minimum a week for technicians to come by for repair. Always repaired the same problem, gas and electronic problems. Since last breakdown (about a month ago) no more repair work but it now seems that Mitsubishi will take back the aircon and then… No more Mitsubishi made in Thailand!! Bad quality aircon and bad follow up service.

  2. Hi Adrian,

    I happen to see your blog and it’s really very informative. Just to check for your Starmex is a 2 ticks or 5 ticks?

    Regards,
    Evone

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