Buying guide for air conditioners
The Pakistani market is flooded with different brands of air conditioners (ACs), with their different aggressively priced models that can be distinguished primarily in terms of aesthetics, design, appearance, color, size, etc. According to our study, there are more than 2,000 models of air conditioners of different brands and capacities on the market (there are around 700 models only in the split AC category of 1.5 tons capacity). Who would say that buying an AC is as easy as any other!
Let’s start by understanding the different types of ACs that are available in Pakistan
DIFFERENT TYPES OF ACS
Split AC: Split air conditioners consist of two parts – an indoor unit and an outdoor unit that work together to cool the room. Split ACs are usually faster in cooling, more energy efficient and quieter than window AC.
Window AC: Window AC is the simplest form of an air conditioning system and is mounted on windows or walls. The evaporator side is opposite the room for cooling the room and the condenser side outside for heat insulation.
Inverter Type AC: Inverter AC can vary the compressor speed. The compressor (mounted in the outdoor unit) does not have to switch on and off continuously, but instead accelerates only as required. By not stopping and starting several times a day, there is less stress on the compressor and less electricity is used, so that inverter models are generally more efficient and have fewer costs to run.
WHAT TYPE OF AC SHOULD YOU BUY?
WINDOW AC VS SPLIT AC VS INVERTER AC
This is the basic question that you must answer before looking for a new AC for your household. A window AC, a split AC or an inverter type AC (variable speeds) what is required? Although window AC units are cheaper and easy to install, split AC units are quieter, aesthetically pleasing and offer better air distribution. Usually split ACs are also faster when cooling, more energy efficient and quieter than window ACs. Worldwide, window ACs have almost gone out of production, but in India they are still a good alternative for consumers.
In an AC inverter, the compressor (mounted in the outdoor unit) is driven by a variable speed drive or “inverter” that allows the compressor to operate at a range of speeds from slow to fast, to meet the required output. An inverter unit gradually increases its capacity based on the capacity required in the room to cool or heat up the room. This means that the compressor does not have to switch on and off continuously, but instead only goes faster or faster when needed. Because you do not have to stop and start several times a day, there is less stress on the compressor and less electricity is used. That is why inverter models are generally more efficient and cost less. They can maintain a set temperature within a narrow range. Most of the split systems on the market today are inverter models.
Most conventional compressors run at a constant speed and these types of units vary their capacity by switching on and off at different intervals. If you switch on this type of unit, it will start running at full load. This can cause more wear to the compressor and uses more power to start up each time. These models are not as efficient to use as the inverter models, but can be cheaper to buy.click here to know 1.5 Ton Inverter AC Price in Pakistan.
WHEN IS A GOOD TIME TO BUY YOUR AC?
Do not buy the high season if you can; that will be summer in most parts of India, but it can also be mid-winter if you are in a colder region. If possible, look around before the peak season starts, so that your new unit is installed and ready for when you need it most. Alternatively, it may be worth buying just after the end of the season. Old stock can go on sale because retailers make room for new models. Although the latest models may be a bit more efficient or have new functions, a recently replaced model is for a bargain price
can be a good choice.
WHAT SHOULD YOU CONSIDER WHEN BUYING AN AIR CONDITIONER?
5 ITEMS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING AN AC
The idea is to choose an air conditioner that meets your need for maximum energy savings through the highest energy efficiency ratio, the best cooling performance and extensive after-sales service.
Capacity: the capacity of the air conditioner should be considered depending on the floor size of the room for which AC is required. A rough measure is that an area in the range of 120 – 140 square meters requires an AC with a capacity of 1 ton; for 150-180 square feet it will be 1.5 tons; and for 180-240 square feet it will be 2 tons.
Energy efficiency: air conditioners are supplied with star ratings for energy efficiency, implemented by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). Each unit with more stars uses less electricity than a unit with a lower star rating. If the normal use of your alternating current is more than four hours a day, choose a higher star (4-5) alternating current, although a three-star alternating current can also serve your purpose. In general, three-star ACs are more popular, because energy saving in the mid-segment provides consumers with a large price advantage compared to a five-star AC. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has introduced a new star rating method called Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (ISEER) for air conditioners. This methodology takes into account variance at higher temperatures in India and assesses air conditioners accordingly. Consumers can now buy air conditioners with higher efficiency, which leads to lower electricity bills. Read more about ISEER Rating
Copper versus aluminum rolls: AC networks are now supplied with aluminum rolls (condenser rolls) where the costs are slightly lower but offer less lifespan / durability. It makes sense not to compromise on costs – always stand on copper coil ACs. They have a much longer lifespan and fewer leakage complaints.
Installation and Cartage: keep in mind when placing your order that any installation costs are usually included in the unit costs. Also insist on free home delivery when placing the order.
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