While we hold on to the last of this chilled weather, the truth is that summer is almost upon us. And as good as winter has been, we’re all dreading the heat wave that’s sure to come by the next month or two. It’s best to be prepared for it before we run into the hot season. Pick on air conditioners for summer that best suits your room so that you don’t have to sweat it out.
There’s a lot to know before you buy an air conditioner.
The first thing you’ll have to decide is between a split and a window AC. While both have their pros and cons, it all comes down to what works for you as a user.
The second thing to consider is the room size. If your room is anywhere between 250 and 400 sq. feet, you will need a 2 ton AC. If it’s 150 to 250 sq. feet, go for a 1.5 ton AC. If it’s about 120 to 150 sq. feet, look for a 1 ton AC. This should be ideal for the smallest of rooms too.
Another important thing to consider is the energy saving capacity. The energy star rating on the air conditioner marks its energy-saving capacity. The more the stars, the more the power it will save. These air conditioners might seem expensive to buy compared to a low star or no star AC, but they will be much more beneficial in the long run. Read all about how to pick the right AC here.
Once you know the capacity and type of AC you want, here are a few good ones to help you survive the great Indian summer.
A 2 ton split AC is good for a large room. But this Voltas AC is not just a split but an inverter AC too that can help cut cost up to 60 percent.
Equipped with a high-capacity compressor and condenser, this 2 ton window AC circulates balanced airflow in a large room. It also has a 3-star rating for energy efficiency.
A 1.5 ton AC is a good fit for a living room in an apartment. This AC also brings with it a 5-star energy saving ratio that keeps your electricity bill cool and easy going too.
If you don’t want to bear the extra installation costs that comes with a split AC, you can opt for a 1.5 window AC. This is a comparatively cheaper product but comes with a 5-star rating too.
For a smaller room, like a guest bedroom, it is wise to buy a small 1 ton AC with an average 3-star rating. This LG AC comes with Himalaya Cool technology that cools the room quickly and uniformly.
If you want a window AC for a smaller room, pick this Lloyd AC that helps beat the heat and humidity in summer. It also has a self-diagnosis feature that enables it to take care of itself. This AC is great if you live in the coastal parts as it has a strong dehumidification system that keeps the room dry.
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