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Tips on How To Select an Air Conditioner for Home

  • Highlights

  • Shop for the latest ACs from the Bajaj Finserv 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

An AC not only offers cooling in the summer, but it also offers air purification all year round, humidity control in the monsoon, and heating in winters. With numerous choices flooding the market, this buying guide will help you make an informed decision with regards to how to select an 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 choose from among 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 the wall, is the blower. A portable AC isn’t mounted in a specific place; instead, you can move it from one room to another. This one is beneficial for you if you live in rented apartments or frequently shift from one location to another.

Check the Cooling Capacity

The cooling capacity of any 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 affects 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, consistent cooling, is more energy efficient, and quieter too! How? In a non-inverter AC, the compressor switches on and off several times as it regulates 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 minimal speed to maintain cooling. This way, there is less wear and tear of its parts, and it is able to last longer.

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 five stars means the AC will offer you tremendous savings on your electricity bill. So, choose an AC that has at least 3 stars.

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 latest ACs on EMI on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network and enjoy the convenience of shopping on EMI.

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