You don’t just buy an AC, you invest in one. It’s a long-term investment. That’s why it’s important that you understand where you’re putting your money. This guide will take you through all the aspects that matter when buying an air conditioner. Based on this, you can figure out which AC is best suited for your room.
To begin, you need to consider several things that will help you narrow down the right AC model.
There are three main types of ACs to pick from—window ACs, split ACs and inverter ACs. All of them differ from each other in many ways.
Size is one of the most important factors when picking an AC. Buying an AC that’s too large or too small for the room can end up inflating your bill. While a high-capacity AC consumes higher power, a small AC has to work harder to keep a larger room cool, thus using up more power too. Installing the right-sized AC in the first place will not just cool the room efficiently but will also remove the humidity.
The Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) is what matters when you’re looking for something that cuts the electricity bill. This represents the amount of cooling the unit provides per watt of electricity that it consumes. The star ratings that you see on a machine is based on the EER of the air conditioner set by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). The more the stars, the better. It also means that such machines will be expensive than the rest, but will save electricity.
Apart from energy efficiency and cooling, there are several other factors that provide additional benefits, so check for these when buying an AC.
Here are some more tips, to make sure your AC lasts longer.
Also Read: 5 Things to Keep in Mind When Buying an Inverter Air Conditioner
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Whirlpool 1.5 Ton3 Star (BEE rating 2017)EZ Fantasia Inverter Copper Split AC
Voltas 1.5 Ton 4 Star (BEE rating 2018) 184V SZS Copper Inverter Split AC (White)
LG 1 Ton 3 (BEE rating 2017) JS-Q12TUXD Copper Inverter Split AC (White)
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Hitachi 1 Ton 3 Star (BEE rating 2017) RAW312KXDAI Window AC (White)
Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star (BEE rating 2018) 183 CZP Window AC (White)
Voltas 1.5 Ton 2 Star (BEE rating 2018) 182 SZS Split AC (White)