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Know More About Air Conditioner and Its Buying Tips

Summer is almost here and the heat is going to get unbearable. With an average summer day temperature rising up to 40 it can really become hard to function even if you are under the shade of your roof. So fight this scorching heat with the best air conditioner for your home or office.

Ofcourse, AC alternatives like coolers are available in the market, but they do not quite match the coolness level that AC provides!

An air conditioner is an electrically run machine used to reduce the temperature of an enclosed area by moving the heat of that area to outside via ventilation. These form the part of HVAC system, which is an abbreviation for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, which is an essential part of any building or place in today's world.

How does an air conditioner work?

The heat in a place is transferred outside with the use of a refrigerant which exists inside coils. These coils direct the refrigerant to and fro inside and outside the room. A compressor compresses the air raising the temperature and pressure. This air now goes towards a condenser outside the room, which decreases the temperature of the air. Now this cold refrigerant is directed back to the room. This process continues until the air inside the room attains the set temperature.

An air conditioner has become a necessity, there is a notion that air conditioners are expensive, but at Moglix you get the right air conditioners in your budget in a few clicks. If you are looking to buy an air conditioner and want to make a rightly weighed decision, here are a few factors that must be considered-

Energy Efficiency-

Everyone wants a good AC cooling, but not if it burns holes in your pocket. To discard unnecessary electricity bills, it is imperative that one buys an AC which consumes less energy. Energy efficiency is measured in stars. More the number of stars, lesser the energy consumed, lesser the bill. A 3 star rating or a 5 star rating are considered ideal, with the 5 star rating producing a lesser amount of bill compared to the 3 star rated AC. Either ways, it is very important that you look up for these star ratings as per your budget.

Tonnage-

The capacity of air conditioners is another important factor, measured in tonnes. One ton of capacity would mean the amount of heat which is required to melt 1 ton of ice in a span of 24 hours. Bigger area would require a higher tonnage. 1 ton AC is apt for a room that confines to 130 sq ft., beyond which a 1.2 or 1.5 ton AC would be required to do the job.

Air Quality-

An air conditioner not only cools down a room but also is responsible for the air quality. Considering we breathe the air which is being circulated in an enclosed area for a stretched period of time, it is important to keep in mind the quality. A good AC would contain filters to trap dust particles and impurities. Air quality also declines if humidity increases, therefore a dehumidifier is also fitted in ACs. So look out for filters and dehumidifiers before finalizing your AC.

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Cooling Speed-

You wouldn't want to sit in a room with an AC that takes an eternity to cool the room, faster the speed of lowering the room temperature, better the air conditioner. Adjustable thermostat and multiple fans are essential for faster AC cooling. Not only that, faster the cooling, the less will be the energy consumed. Most ACs come with the option of setting up the speed via various modes thus making the job easier for the users.

Installation and Maintenance-

Be it an appliance, one needs to keep an eye on the AC installation and maintenance required for the working of AC over its lifespan, this also includes the customer service that the brand is offering. AC should be installed by an authorized dealer, as if all the pieces are not fitted properly the AC might not work. Also, the filters need to be regularly cleaned and the refrigerants refilled, so to have an amiable customer service is of utmost importance.

Other Features-

With the advancement in technology, ACs now come with many other features too, which you might want to consider. Some other things to consider are if the AC makes noise, if the AC has an automatic shutting down option when the temperature is reached, if it adjusts the temperature automatically, what are predefined modes available and so on. These days ACs also connect to your smart phones making it possible for you to adjust your ACs from any place in the world other than your home.

Types of ACs:

To find the best AC for your place, it is important that you also consider the types of ACs available.

  • Window ACs

As the name suggests Window ACs are meant to be fitted to windows. These are self contained units which do not require any additional unit, thus perfect for apartments. These ACs come in many sizes so the windows can accommodate them, bigger the AC, more the cooling capacity. These air conditioners have a lower cooling due to their small size. However, these are much cheaper than the other variants available.

  • Split ACs

Unlike a Window AC, a split AC consists of two units- indoor and outdoor. The indoor unit is called the air handling unit and the outdoor unit is called the condensing unit. Both these units are connected via an insulated refrigerator line. Splits ACs provide more cooling and are energy efficient. These also come in eye catchy designs. However, these are costlier and require more maintenance.

  • Inverter ACs

Inverter ACs use a technology that aims to remove wasted air conditioner operations by regulating air speed. In regular ACs to maintain the temperature ACs turn on and off, interrupting the cycle and consuming more energy. But, Inverter ACs eliminate the need of this, by changing the motor speed.

Air Conditioner: FAQs

Q. Which is the best AC for home?

A. Here are some of the best ACs available in the Indian market which can be a perfect choice for your home:

  • LG 1.5 Ton 5-Star Inverter Split AC - KS - Q18YNZA
  • Daikin 1.5 Ton 5-Star Inverter Split AC - FTF50 TV
  • Haier 1.5 Ton 5-Star Inverter Split AC - HSU 19 C-TFW5B(INV)

Q. Which AC is best?

A. Though there are many brands of ACs available in the market, LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Dual Inverter Split AC with a 1.5 Ton Capacity along with 5 Star rating is considered as the best AC.

Q. Which is the cheapest AC?

A. The cheapest AC available in the market which is worth spending every penny and can be a very good choice for your home is the Blue Star 3WAE081YDF 0.75 Ton 3 Star Window AC.

Q. Which AC is best for the bedroom?

A. AC plays a very important appliance in the bedroom as it helps in maintaining a constant temperature in your bedroom which helps you sleep peacefully. Presently, the LG 1.5 Ton 5-Star Inverter Split AC - MS - Q18YNZA can be considered as the best AC for your bedroom.