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Daikin Ducted Air Con Range 2016: How They Compare

Daikin Ducted Air Con Range 2016: How They Compare
May 31, 2016 Star Air Conditioning

Comparing the 2016 Daikin Ducted Air Conditioning Range

Need help choosing between air con models? We’ve got you covered.


In this article, we break down the difference of the 2016 Daikin Ducted Air Conditioning range so you don’t have to. You’ll find out about all the stand-out features, including flexibility, energy efficiency, capacity, and comfort ratings! Read on to learn more…

1. Premium Inverter (single and three phase)

Daikin’s Premium Inverter ducted air series is perfect for any home or commercial space. The reason we love this series? It’s engineered to deliver both superior energy performance and design flexibility. The unit reaches your desired temperatures faster, keeps you comfortable for longer, and exceeds the minimum energy performance standards.

And the best part? Daikin’s new ducted air compressors are also quieter and more efficient, so you can always get a good night’s sleep!

Stand-out features include:

  • Cross-Pass heat exchanger
  • DC indoor fan with 15 settings
  • Refrigerant control technology
  • Industry leading energy performance
  • Can be retrofitted onto an existing R22 system
  • Long piping lengths of up to 150 metres

Model range:
14 models (including 7 single phase and 7 three phase)

Capacity range:
3.2kW – 28.0kW (cool) and 3.5kW – 31.5kW (heat)

2. Standard Inverter (single and three phase)

One step down from the premium range is Daikin’s Standard Inverter ducted air series. Our favourite thing about this range is that the indoor units are more compact than conventional units, which means that they are ideal for installation in tight roof spaces and small nooks.

We also love that the pipe sizes on the outdoor heat exchanger coil are reduced and that the condenser has been compacted for flexible installation. Our conclusion? We think that the Standard Inverter range is the perfect solution for anyone with a small home or minimal space.

Stand-out features include:

  • Anti-corrosion coating
  • DC indoor fan with 15 settings
  • Separates into two sections for easy installation
  • Room zoning capability
  • Superior comfort modes like ‘night quiet mode’ and ‘program dry mode’

Model range:
8 models (including 5 single phase and 3 three phase)

Capacity range:
3.2kW – 23.5kW (cool) and 3.5kW – 26.8kW (heat)

3. FBQ Slimline Ducted

Here’s the deal, we think that Daikin’s new and improved FBQ Slimline series is very well designed. With an industry-leading compact size (245mm height) and a seamless finish, the FBQ series were designed to meet the construction challenges of commercial development. We love the simple low-profile design, the quiet operation, and the dual temperature sensors.

Overall, we the FBQ slimline series is perfect for medium-sized homes, businesses, and anywhere else where space is at a premium.

Stand-out features include:
Automatic airflow adjustment
Long piping lengths of up to 75 metres
Allows for the option of either rear suction or bottom suction configuration
Energy efficient
Unparalleled flexibility and freedom of design

Model range:
5 models (including 4 single phase and 1 three phase)

Capacity range:
3.2kW – 11.2kW (cool) and 3.5kW – 12.8kW (heat)

4. FDXS Bulkhead System

Daikin’s FDXS Bulkhead ducted air conditioning series is the ideal choice for people who are looking for discreet AC solutions. The indoor unit fits flush into the ceiling, with most of the components concealed out of sight. This means that the only noticeable elements you will see are the suction air and discharge grilles. Perfect for design-conscious homes!

Stand-out features include:

  • Compact and lightweight
  • Whisper quiet operations
  • Easy and flexible installation
  • Minimal space requirements

Model range:
4 models (all single phase)

Capacity range:
1.3kW – 6.5kW (cool) and 1.3kW – 8.0kW (heat)

Find out more information

You can learn more about Daikin’s ducted air conditioning range by visiting the Daikin website or by downloading the Daikin product brochure.


To find the best deal on your ducted air conditioner, or talk to someone about installing the latest ducted air conditioning system in your home or workplace, contact Star Air Conditioning today!

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