Air-conditioners have come a long way since their inception. From being a mark of luxury to paving their way to almost every middle-class household, shopping malls, and metros, today, they can be seen functioning just everywhere. With the summer heat waves replacing the cold winter breeze, many homeowners are rushing to the stores to buy air-conditioners to make their home summer ready. Buying the right air-conditioner can make your home cool and save some bucks as well. However, you need to know what you are looking for! There are some facts that you should be aware of before making a purchase decision. Consider these six things, and you will be able to buy the best and the most suited AC for your space. The Capacity The capacity of the air-conditioner would vary with the size of the room you want one in. For example, if the room is bigger than 120-140 sq. ft. and you have installed a 1-ton air conditioner, the cooling would be nominal and won’t be of much use. One must always select an air-conditioner with the right and apt cooling capacity as per space. Ask the retailer to help you with such details. Is it Energy Efficient? With the constant rise in electricity tariffs, a wiser decision would be buying an energy efficient model. Especially, if you reside in a hot country like India, where you would have to run the air-conditioner all day long. Standardized by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), every air-conditioner comes with star rated EER rating. The more the stars on the AC, the lesser the electricity it would consume. So, make sure you are buying one with the highest star rating. |
Window V/s Split AC Another major thing that you need to decide before buying an AC is whether you want a window AC or a split one. Though it is easier to get a window AC installed and is cheaper as well, split ACs provide better distribution, are aesthetically more pleasing and quieter than window air conditioner. So, if budget is not an issue and you need an AC that doesn’t hamper the calm aura of your house, installing a split AC is suggested. Know Your Budget Budget is another important factor to keep in mind when planning to buy an AC. The higher is the star rating and inbuilt feature the higher the price. As the EER rating increases the cost of the AC increases around Rs. 2500 per star. The cost also varies from company to company. However, it is advisable that you go for an AC of some well-known brand like Samsung. After Sales Service Add-on features like after sales service and warranty are other aspects that you certainly need to keep in mind when buying an AC for your home. Top brands like Samsung, have a great network and look after the servicing needs, whenever and wherever your product requires. When buying one, make sure you inquire about the after sales service offered by the brand. Weather Conditions Summers in India can become terribly extreme. While choosing an AC for your home, make sure you keep all the weather conditions in mind and choose the one that can work efficiently even when the temperature outside is scorching and humid.
Buying an air conditioner is nothing less than an investment. Make a smart move by diagnosing all possible aspects of the weather in your area and bring home an AC that meets your requirements and keeps the summer heat out of your house.
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