It’s hard to imagine Indian summers without the air conditioner. With mercury soaring higher every year, you should get an AC at home, if you can afford one that is. Buying your first air conditioner is always tricky, which is why we have listed down the things that must be considered.
Inverter vs. Normal ACs
In all likeliness, you must have heard about inverter air conditioners, which are one of the best options available today. In a normal or regular air conditioner, the compressor starts at a high speed when you turn on the unit and set the temperature. The compressor stays at the same speed, until the desired room cooling is done, after which it stops and restarts as the temperature starts to increase. In case of an inverter air conditioner, the compressor runs at variable speeds. Even when the room has cooled, the compressor continues to run at a lower speed.
Now, there are many reasons why you should choose a LG inverter AC or any other brand for that matter. Firstly, you can reduce electricity consumption by 30%, and inverter air conditioners are a lot less noisy and more efficient as far as cooling is concerned.
Check the star rating
Most of us are concerned about the escalating energy bills, and to reduce that, you need to buy an air conditioner that comes with at least 3-star rating. At the end of the day, you will be using your unit for at least a few hours each day, so it makes no sense to pay huge bills every month. If you don’t have the budget for a five star one, select a 3-star inverter air conditioner.
Assuming there are five people in a room, you should opt for a 1.5-ton air conditioner for a room size up to 250 square feet. For rooms larger than that, you need a 2.0-ton AC. Keep in mind that some rooms are attached to other areas of the house, so a 1.5-ton air conditioner is almost a necessity.
Consider aftersales support
Before you buy, consider the aftersales support offered by the brand. Keep in mind that AC repairs cannot be managed at home, and most stores that offer inverter AC online will have some offer or the other on brand support and warranty. You can choose to extend the warranty too, if possible. Also, check if the brand is offering free installation services.
Finally, let’s talk about the price. While the budget is a matter of choice, it is best to buy one that will last for at least five years without any need for reviews. Check the online reviews, which will come handy in comparing the options better.