Published By: Ishani Karmakar

AC Buying Guide: How To Make The Right Choice

Planning to buy an AC? Here’s all you need to know!

It's not easy to narrow down our options when there are so many AC brands on the market, each with its own unique set of specifications (including features, sizes, and more). This comprehensive guide will assist you in selecting the most suitable air conditioner for your home.

Buying an Air Conditioner: A Comprehensive Guide

Be sure to get an air conditioner with the appropriate tonnage for your home. In general, there are three distinct categories of air conditioners available.

Split Air Conditioner

As its name implies, a Split Air Conditioner consists of an inside and outdoor part. The interior unit consists of a blower and an evaporator, while the outside unit has a compressor and a condenser. Insulated tubes link the two sections together.

Split air conditioners are more expensive to set up and more of a hassle to take apart when it comes time to relocate.

Window Air Conditioners

Monoblock air conditioners, or window air conditioners, are less complex and need less space for installation than split air conditioners. All the components of a window air conditioner are contained within the unit itself, making installation easier, cheaper, and more manageable.

If you rent an apartment and are frequently out and about, a window air conditioner is a must-have appliance. However, they are not as aesthetically pleasant as split air conditioners due to their bulky design. These air conditioners are not only loud, but they also prevent air from escaping via the windows. They also may not be the ideal choice for especially huge rooms.

Determine the Capacity Based on The Room’s Size

If you want to get the most out of your air conditioner, it's important to get the proper tonnage capacity for the space. Air conditioners' cooling capacity is rated in tonnes in India, although the BTU rating is a more accurate indicator of how rapidly an AC can cool a room. An air conditioner's efficiency may also be estimated by looking at its BTU rating.

To successfully cool a room, you must first choose the appropriate AC capacity depending on the square footage of the area that has to be cooled. However, a 1.5 Tonne AC would be better suited for a little larger room, while a 1 Tonne AC would be fine for a smaller bedroom. A 2 Tonne Air Conditioner is the only reasonable choice for a drawing room that can comfortably accommodate 10 people or more.

However, the British Thermal Unit (BTU) rating provides a more precise evaluation of an air conditioner's ability to cool a space rapidly. The BTU rating of an air conditioner is another indicator of its energy efficiency.

Verify the Air Conditioner's Star Rating

The energy efficiency of an electrical device is usually represented by the star rating system. From one to five stars, with five being the most efficient, the number of stars indicates the level of energy savings.