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Tips on how to choose an air conditioner for your home

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  • Buy the latest ACs for your home on the EMI Network

  • Check the type of AC you need and its cooling capacity

  • Consider purchasing an inverter AC for economic cooling

  • Check the AC's energy-efficiency before deciding

A good home air conditioner not only offers respite from the summer heat, but also gives you the benefit of air purification all year round, humidity control in the monsoon, and heating in winters. With numerous options flooding the market, knowing how to select AC for your home will help you make an informed decision.

Rather than letting your budget dictate the features, air conditioner on No Cost EMIs starting from Rs.1,999 from the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network. Here, you can pay using the EMI Network Card and shop from more than 60,000 partners online and offline in over 1,300 cities. What’s more, you can choose a repayment tenor ranging from 3 to 24 months. You also benefit from features like minimal processing charges and down payment. If you don’t have an EMI Network Card, you can apply for in-store financing and get instant approval.

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To enhance the benefits you can enjoy, make it a point to shop for a split air conditioner or a window AC during this summer. This is the best time to invest in an AC for your home, as you can get Insta Credit of up to Rs.5,000 in your Bajaj Finserv Wallet, when you shop for an AC worth Rs.20,000 or more.

Before you start shopping, take a quick look at the tips you should keep in mind to select the best AC for your home.

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Choose the right type of AC for your needs

Depending on your requirement, home’s layout, and budget, you can arrive at an answer to how to choose air conditioner for home. Typically, you can pick from three types: window AC, split AC, and portable AC. A window AC, as the name suggests, is mounted onto a window as a single unit. A split AC has two units, the one mounted outside your home comprises the compressor and condenser units, while the one mounted inside, on a wall, is the blower. A portable AC isn’t mounted in a specific location, and you can move it from one room to another. This one is beneficial for you if you live in rented apartments.

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Check the Cooling Capacity

The cooling capacity of any home air conditioner is measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units). It simply means how much heat the AC can eliminate from the air in a set time period. The cooling capacity of any AC is directly proportional to this number. Getting the right fit for your room is highly important. If the BTU capacity is too less for your room, the AC would not be able to cool it properly, and if the capacity is too high, it may cool the room to quickly without any dehumidification. To determine the right fit for your room, the see the chart below:

AC Cooling Capacity Chart

Area Capacity in BTU’s per hour Tonnage of the AC
0 to 90 sq. ft. ~5,000 1
90 to 110 sq. ft. ~12,000 1.2
120 to 150 sq. ft. ~18,000 1.5
150 to 200 sq. ft. ~24,000 2

It should be noted that several more factors, such as the height of the room, mean room temperature, floor number, and window size affect how quickly your AC will cool your room.

Know the Benefits of an Inverter AC

As compared to a normal air conditioner, an inverter AC offers better, more consistent cooling. This type is also more energy efficient and quieter too. How? In a non-inverter AC, the compressor switches on and off several times to regulate the temperature. Whenever the compressor motor starts, the AC experiences a power spike. This causes it to consume more power in the long run. On the other hand, an inverter AC’s compressor always remains on. After the desired temperature is reached, the compressor keeps running at a lower speed to maintain cooling. Therefore, it is not only more durable, but also energy-efficient.

Look for Energy Efficiency

Buying an energy-efficient AC has become all the more important in today’s world, where power tariffs are rising as quickly as the mercury levels! To help you identify how good an appliance is when it comes to power efficiency, the BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) gives standardised Energy Efficiency Ratings in the form of stars. A rating of 5 stars is the best, and means that the AC will offer you tremendous savings on your electricity bill. So, make it a point to pick an AC that has at least 3 stars, if not 5.

Other important features of air conditioners to consider:

1. Anti-bacteria filter: Removes bacteria, pollen, dust mites, and allergens from the air to create a healthy environment
2. Dust filter: Catches minute dust particles and dust mites
3. Dehumidifier: Helps remove excess moisture from the air during the rains, prevents the room from becoming damp, and inhibits growth of fungus and bacteria
4. Heater: Raises the temperature to comfortable levels during winters and eliminates the need to purchase a separate heater unit
5. Auto cleaning: Automatically removes the mould and bacteria deposits inside the blower.

Now that you know how to select the right air conditioner, you can shop for the best home air conditioner on EMI from the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network. To get started, check your pre-approved offer and avail up to Rs.4 lakh to shop.

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