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Planning to buy an air conditioner this summer? Here are 5 things you must do

Check out this AC guide if you are planning to buy an air conditioner this summer. Keep the mentioned points in mind while making the purchase.

| Updated on: Apr 12 2024, 07:13 IST
Don't forget these 5 things while buying ACs online
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1/5 Consider Tonnage: Tonnage, indicating an air conditioner's cooling capacity, is pivotal. For optimal cooling, select a tonnage suitable for your room size. Typically, a 1-ton AC is adequate for spaces under 130 sq. feet, while a 1.5-ton variant suits rooms around 185 sq. feet. (unsplash)
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2/5 Prioritize Efficiency: Energy efficiency plays a crucial role in cost-effectiveness. Assess the star rating certified by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to gauge energy consumption. Higher star ratings signify greater efficiency. Additionally, explore inverter series ACs, known for enhanced efficiency at lower star ratings. (unsplash)
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3/5 Decide Between Split and Window Types: Choose between window and split ACs based on your preferences. While window units are cost-effective and easier to install, split ACs offer superior air distribution, aesthetic appeal, and quicker cooling. Split ACs also boast higher efficiency and durability, making them suitable for long-term usage. (unsplash)
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4/5 Explore Payment Options: Beyond cash or debit cards, explore diverse payment methods such as credit cards and UPI. Many vendors offer AC purchases through convenient instalment plans like no-cost EMIs spanning several months. This enables flexible payment solutions, easing financial strain. (unsplash)
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5/5 Assess Room Size: Match the AC's capacity to your room dimensions. Avoid over or under-sizing, as it affects cooling efficiency. Typically, a 1-ton AC suits rooms of 100-120 sq. feet, while larger spaces necessitate 1.5 or 2-ton units. Prioritize matching the AC's capacity to your room size for optimal performance. (unsplash)
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Follow the tips for buying an AC this summer. (Pixabay)

The summer season is finally here which means many of you will be looking to buy new air conditioners to beat the heat. While the season has just started, several locations in India are already at their peak of summer. The daily maximum temperature has crossed 35 degrees and it will only increase in the coming days. Therefore, before the heat waves kick in, make sure to equip your rooms with high-performance ACs that will make your room chilly in a matter of minutes. If you are planning to buy an AC this year, then you must consider a few factors. Follow the AC guide to make the right choice.

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Factors to consider before buying an air conditioner

  1. No matter if you are looking online or in stores, the very first thing you will come across is a type of AC. In the market, you will find five types of ACs: Window AC, Split AC, Inverter AC, Portable AC, and Central AC. Therefore,  make sure you consider your requirements.
  2. Then, you will have to consider AC capacities such as 1 ton, 2 ton, or more. The capacity depends upon the size of your room. To help you understand better, you will require 1.5 to 2 tons of AC for a medium-sized room of up to 150 Sq.ft.

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3. You must also consider creating a budget, as in India you will find AC from Rs.15000 to more than 1 lakhs. Therefore, consider your AC cost, installation cost, maintenance, etc.

4. Now, you must also make sure how much power the AC consumes. You can judge this by reading the Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (ISEER) rating. These ratings are displayed based on stars from 1 to 5. Therefore, the higher the stars, the greater the energy saving.

5. Lastly, go through the AC features thoroughly as you will find several smart as well as manual features. Check if the AC consists of sleep mode, cooling temperatures, dust filters, 4-way swing, remote operations, and others. 

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First Published Date: 12 Apr, 07:13 IST