Ride the heatwave with our air conditioners award winner: Panasonic
More than 150 temperature records were broken during the 2013/14 Australian summer, according to a recent Climate Council publication. If you can’t stand the heat, investing in a good air conditioner can help combat the rising mercury at the push of a button.
We have once again surveyed air conditioner owners from across the nation, asking them how satisfied they are with their purchase. Not only did Panasonic accrue five star ratings in nearly all our criteria, they also received our Most Satisfied Customers Award – Air Conditioners, 2014.
Many popular appliance brands were also rated in this survey: Mitsubishi Electric, Fujitsu General, Daikin, Samsung, LG and Kelvinator. Both Fujitsu General and Daikin quietly excelled, having received five star ratings for how little noise their air conditioners make.
Australians turn to air conditioners for summer comfort
Given the soaring temperatures of Australia’s most recent summer, it’s no shock that roughly two thirds of respondents to our survey primarily rely on air conditioning to keep their house cool.
During the summer season, half our survey respondents use their air conditioners every day, while more than a third operate theirs weekly. Respondents from Victoria are most likely to use their air conditioner weekly (51%), while South and Western Australian residents are most likely to extend their use to every day (57%).
According to the aforementioned Climate Council report, we experienced:
- 11 days above 42°C in Adelaide,
- the driest summer for 45 locales in QLD, and 38 in NSW,
- Sydney’s driest summer in 27 years, and
- 20 days above 35°C in Canberra.
Source: ABC News
During winter, a still significant one in five respondents use their air conditioner each week. That said, one third of respondents confess they do not use their air conditioner at all during Australia’s coldest season.