The mercury levels finally settle as the summer season embarks on its last leap, and we have the first monsoon showers serving as a relief from the interminable summer heat. So naturally, for many of us, the idea of not switching off our ACs would seem bizarre. But defying all conventions, ACs can also be used during monsoons to keep the room humidity levels in check. For this, you need to find an efficient and power-saving AC.
However, the most common problem that we all face is that there are many ACs in the market as several competitors are providing a variety of provisions and features. So selecting a suitable AC to suit one’s needs may be a cumbersome job. Worry not; this small guide will help anyone in picking an appropriate and pocket-friendly air conditioner.
Let us see what these important factors are which everyone should consider:
1. Type of AC – Split vs Window AC:
Although Window AC is cheaper in terms of cost, the Split AC is more efficient and eye-catching. Split AC’s provide a lot more features, while Window AC’s provide comparatively fewer features. Moreover, for installing a Window AC, a room must have a window of the appropriate size.
2. The capacity of AC:
The tonnage of the AC must be kept in mind while purchasing one. The ideal capacity of the AC that one wants to purchase depends on the size of the room in which the AC is to be installed. For a room of 200 to 260 sq. feet, a 2 ton air conditioner is ideal. The price of an air conditioner may fall anywhere between Rs. 25000 – Rs. 1,50000 depending upon the tonnage, features, and brand to which it may belong.
3. BEE rating of the AC:
With the increasing electricity rates, it is vital to purchase an AC that can offer the user the greatest cooling while consuming the least energy. Therefore, the higher the BEE star rating of an AC, the higher is its efficacy, and less is its power consumption which is a very important thing to consider in the long run.
4. Quality of Air:
The AC that someone wants to purchase should have a proper air filter to prevent harmful particles from circulating in the room’s air. Also, the AC must be efficient enough to reduce the humidity in the room and give instant cooling. Sanyo’s clean air feature ensures that even the tiniest of all allergens gets cleaned out and the air quality is maintained.
5. Noise Level of an AC:
This is a key factor to which everyone should pay proper attention while buying an AC. Ideally, we all prefer an AC which makes less noise. Moreover, when looking to install an AC in a child’s room or if someone is a light sleeper, then considering this factor is crucial without a doubt.
6. Multiple Uses:
Nowadays, several AC’s are there in the market that comes with an in-built heater. This feature is extremely important, especially in the winter season. This feature prevents anyone from spending extra money on a heater and provides more room space freeing up the space covered by the potential heater. Also, several smart ACs are there in the market.
7. Speed of Cooling:
Air-conditioners with an adaptable regulator, two fans, and adjustable speed will assist in getting altered situations at different hours of the day. This will eventually lead to the least consumption of power. In addition, diverse pre-defined features can provide improved cooling while ensuring that more energy is saved. Sanyo’s latest feature- the glacier mode- provides faster cooling alongside an impeccable power-saving performance.
8. Proper Installation and Timely Cleaning:
For an AC to perform at its utmost level, the following points must be followed:
- Proper Installation by the authorized dealer.
- Timely cleaning of the Compressor Unit.
- Proper maintenance on the load provided on the AC.
9. Inverter or Non- Inverter AC:
Remember to go for an air conditioner with inverter technology. Inverter technology ensures higher cooling and saves a considerable amount of energy, and decreases power consumption to an appreciable level. Many companies manufacture inverter AC in India; also, there are many foreign brands too.