Top 10 Air Conditioner Brands in Malaysia – Comparison

top 10 aircon brands malaysia

The air conditioner brands in Malaysia are generally divided into two groups, Japanese brands and Chinese brands. 

Then, there are local brands like Acson and Korean brands like Samsung.

Some believe that Japanese air conditioners have the best build quality and standard, while others prefer the low price of Chinese-branded air conditioners.

This article’s review of aircond brands is not conclusive since different air conditioner models from the same brand can have diverse performances. Check out our review of the best air conditioners in Malaysia to find the best aircond to purchase.

I will give each brand a rating on its cost, energy efficiency and warranty.

Let’s check out the pros and cons of each of the air conditioner brands


1. Panasonic

Panasonic has a long history of producing air conditioners. They are known for their reliability and efficiency.

Panasonic inverter airconds receive a 5-star energy rating.

The Panasonic air conditioner comes with Nanoe technology, which can improve air quality and is asthma and allergy-friendly.

Panasonic air conditioners are not cheap, but they are worth the money.

Panasonic air conditioners come with 1+5 years of warranty.

CostEnergy EfficiencyWarrantyOverall
Moderate HighHighModerateGood

2. Daikin

Daikin is a very popular air conditioner brand in Malaysia. It is very reliable and energy-efficient. It is also a bit more affordable than Panasonic.

Daikin non-inverter airconds receive a 3-star energy rating, which is among the highest rating for non-inverter models.

Daikin air conditioners come with 1+5 years of warranty.

CostEnergy EfficiencyWarrantyOverall
Moderate HighModerateGood

3. Sharp

Sharp air conditioner is unique with its proprietary Plasmacluster Ion technology. It is proven to remove airborne bacteria and remove mold as well as other contaminants. 

Sharp J Tech Aircond provides 4 ways auto-swing, auto clean, 0.5 degrees Celsius increments, and a 14-degree celsius setting that is the lowest in the industry.

Sharp air conditioners come with 1+5 years of warranty.

CostEnergy EfficiencyWarrantyOverall
Moderate HighModerateGood

4. Acson

Acson is a Malaysian air conditioner brand but the company was acquired by Daikin in 2006. So, now it is the subsidiary of Daikin Malaysia.

You can expect similar quality and performance for both Acson and Daikin air conditioners.

With Acson, the branding and design are geared towards younger customers.

Acson air conditioners come with 1+5 years of warranty.

CostEnergy EfficiencyWarrantyOverall
Moderate HighModerateGood

5. Midea

Midea Group is the top home appliance manufacturer in China. It has a long history of producing home and commercial products in HVAC/ air conditioning. 

Midea air conditioner is known for its extremely low price.

Midea air conditioners are not only affordable, but they also come with all sorts of distinctive features like ionizers, golden fin condenser coils, durable compressors, etc.

Nevertheless, there are mixed reviews about its reliability that you should also consider.

Midea air conditioners come with 2+5 years of warranty. 

CostEnergy EfficiencyWarrantyOverall
LowModerate-HighModerate LongModerate

6. Haier

Haier is another large manufacturer of home appliances and consumer electronics from China. 

It is best known for its refrigerator though.

Haier Inverter air conditioners are very affordable but they are only rated as 4-star energy efficiency.

The best selling point of Haier inverter air conditioners is its 3+10 years of warranty. It is the longest warranty provided in the market.

CostEnergy EfficiencyWarrantyOverall
LowModerate Very LongModerate

7. Hisense

Hisense is a Chinese brand that produces mainly large home appliances. Hisense air conditioners are also known for their very affordable pricing.

Similar to Midea, Hisense air conditioner uses a gold fin instead of blue fin condenser and evaporator.

There are reviews reporting that the air-cond blower and compressor units are rather noisy in comparison to other brands.

Hisense air conditioners come with 2+5 and 2+7 years of warranty.

CostEnergy EfficiencyWarrantyOverall
LowModerate Very LongModerate

8. Gree

Gree is China’s leading residential air conditioning brand. It is less popular in Malaysia though.

Gree air conditioners are very affordable and use gold fins instead of blue fins.

But it has quite a bad reputation in the western market which you should take note of.

Gree air conditioners come with 2+6 years of warranty.

CostEnergy EfficiencyWarrantyOverall
LowModerate Very LongModerate

9. Mitsubishi

In Malaysia, Mitsubishi air conditioners are not very common, but they are quite popular in Singapore.

Mitsubishi air conditioners are often praised for their quiet operation. And the inverter models receive a 5-star rating from Energy Commission Malaysia.

And most importantly, it has the longest warranty for Japanese air conditioner brands.

Mitsubishi air conditioners come with 2+6 years of warranty.

CostEnergy EfficiencyWarrantyOverall
Moderate highHighVery LongGood

10. Samsung

The Samsung brand is synonymous with premium build quality and sleek design.

While Samsung air conditioners have really innovative designs, they are usually more expensive than other competing brands.

Samsung non-inverter air conditioners come with 1+5 years of warranty. And Samsung inverter air conditioners come with 1+10 years of warranty.

CostEnergy EfficiencyWarrantyOverall
Moderate highModerate-HighVery LongModerate

Other air conditioner brands

There are other air conditioner brands available in Malaysia such as LG, Carrier, Toshiba, York and more.

I have not covered them because they are less popular and common in today’s market.

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Kai is a tech enthusiast staying in Kuala Lumpur. Techrakyat.com is where he reviews on the best gadgets, apps, life hacks, tips for save money and make money.
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