buying a new AC

In these hot summer months, Air Conditioners have become a necessity that no one can afford to avoid anymore. It is mid-June and the time to search for the best split ac and window ACs available in the market. Split and window ACs have different features and different ways of functioning. Both are wise options to buy. Go through this detailed research and choose the one that fits all your criteria. 

Energy Efficiency

One of the most critical factors you should consider before buying your AC is the air conditioner’s energy efficiency. The 230 Volt, 1.0-ton window ACs in general, consume around 1250 Watts, and if you go for a 1.5-ton window AC, you have to be ready for 1745 watt consumption per hour. The power consumption highly depends on the model. Some of the window ACs with 1-ton and 1.5-ton consume 1157 watts and 1676 watts, respectively. Again, the power consumption highly depends on the age of your AC, brands, and models.  An AC is not a one-time investment but has substantial recurring costs in terms of electricity bills. Hence, a higher star-rated AC saves you costs on electricity bills substantially.

Room Size

A room of up to 150 sq. ft. will need nothing more than a 1-ton air conditioner as it can efficiently cool that much area within a short period. But, a 1.5-ton air conditioner will suit better for a comparatively larger room of around 225 sq. ft. The cooling effect that the customer desires is the most important factor. If you live in a very humid area and need instant cooling, the 1.5-ton AC would be the perfect pick due to its fast-cooling technology.

Cooling Capacity

The vital parts of a window AC are a thermostat, tubing filled with refrigerant, a condenser and an evaporator coil, a compressor, and a blower. High temperature in a room triggers the thermostat. It instantly turns on the blower, and room air is sucked into the unit. Then it moves over the cold refrigerant coils. Coil turns the hot air into a cooler one. The temperature starts coming down. Window AC has a cooling capacity of around 5000-12,500 Btu/hr. The cooling capacity of an AC is measured in BTU (British Thermal Units). So, as a rule of thumb, if the BTU is less, the AC is less efficient, and the higher the BTU higher is the ACs cooling capacity. So before you buy an AC, always look for one with a higher cooling capacity.

Price

Window AC’s price highly differs from one brand to another. It depends on some other factors too. The AC tonnage, power consumption, and energy ratings also decide the price. If you go for Voltas 1.5-ton, 5-star window AC, you can easily own it for 30,000 rupees. LG’s 1-ton, 5-star rated AC is available at 26,000 though 1.5-ton will cost more than 30,000 with a 3-star rating.

Similarly, split AC’s price depends on certain factors. The inverter is one of them. 1 ton split ac price is only 27,000 rupees with a 3-star rating. Whirpool’s 1.5-ton, 3-star AC costs around 33,000 rupees. On the other hand, LG sells a 1.5-ton AC with a 5-star rating at only 40,000 rupees. 

Installation

There is a rumor that window AC is more difficult to install than a split AC. Therefore, you have to bear a lump sum amount in the installation program. Though the charge differs from one city to another in our country, it’s around 10,147 to 30,000 rupees, excluding the labour charge. 

Noise 

Window ACs are usually avoided for their excessive noise generation. Seventy decibels noise is usual for a window AC. However, it increases as the AC gets older.  The outdoor units of a split AC create noise around 65 decibels. Noise level is one of the best indicators to choose the best split ac. The limit of vibration is determined through this noise level. Your AC lasts longer if it vibrates less. 

The Bajaj Finserv EMI Store has a wide variety of ACs, so if you want to purchase the best air conditioner but are worried about the price, you can now rest easy. Using the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card, you can own a new air conditioner without paying anything upfront. Instead, you can divide the cost of the new appliance into No Cost EMIs and repay the entire amount in flexible tenors ranging from 3-24 months. Depending on your location, you can also get it delivered to your doorstep on the same day.

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