What Should You Consider While Buying An Air Conditioner?
As air conditioners become smart just like every other electronic appliance, they no longer simply keep your home cool. They fulfill other purposes like improving the air quality (eliminating dust, bacteria, and odour) and managing the heat generated by other appliances. A good AC can also protect the beams and furniture in your home from heat and humidity. So, now is the best time to replace your old AC or buy a new split AC or window AC. Buying an AC needn’t be a complicated process once you know the important factors to pay attention to.
Before getting to that, create a budget so you can choose the right AC. However, don’t let the price limit your options. Make your AC purchase easy on the pocket by shopping on easy EMIs from the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network. Featuring more than 43000 retailers spread across 950+ cities in India, you walk into your closest store and pay conveniently using your EMI Network Card. If you don’t have one, fill up this form online and show the SMS at the store to easily buy an AC on EMI, spreading the purchase price in equal monthly installments for added convenience.
No matter what you choose, whether it is a Voltas AC, a Lloyd AC, a Daikin AC, a Hitachi AC, a Mitsubishi AC or a Carrier AC, you’ll find them all on the EMI Network. With minimal or no down payment and processing fees, shopping for an AC here is a smart move.
Now that you know where to shop, keep these factors in mind when choosing an air conditioner.
- Installation complexity and cost
Purchasing an AC is not the end of your cooling needs since installing it can also be a complex procedure. Window ACs are mounted on your rooms’ window, so they are easy to install as compared to split ACs. Under proper supervision, these can be installed within a few minutes, but installing split ACs can take a little longer as this AC variant comes with two separate units – indoor and outdoor. So, remember that the installation charges for window ACs are lower than split ACs owing to the ease of installation. However, in terms of efficiency and power consumption split ACs score higher than the window ACs. So, if you are planning to buy an AC, include its installation cost and along with the AC’s price and efficiency to decide on an effective model.
- Capacity and energy consumption
Calculate the size and space of your room in advance to know the capacity of your AC. Wrong calculations will lead to over cooling or a decrease in the cooling efficiency of the AC you are buying. So, invest in an AC as per your room size. For rooms of around 100 to 120 sq. ft. choose a 1-ton AC. Pick a 1.5-ton AC for medium sized rooms with 175 sq. ft. area. The next point to note is the energy rating of the AC model. Try choosing an AC that has a 3 star or 5-star rating as this will help you keep the electricity bills under check.
For instance, if you are going to buy an AC for your bedroom that is 110 sq. ft. in size then opt for the Voltas 1 Ton 5-star Split AC as it will fulfil your cooling requirements efficiently. Thanks to its high star rating, it will consume 25% less power in every cooling cycle. On the other hand, you can choose a Carrier 1.5 Ton 3-star Inverter AC for a bigger living room or office space. Not only will it cool efficiently owing to its cutting-edge features, but it will also consumer lesser electricity owing to its 3-star rating.
- Maintenance and warranty
Every AC needs proper maintenance for smooth functioning and longer life. So, purchasing an AC on a decent warranty will help you claim repair and replacement costs for the air conditioner in case something happens to it within the warranty period. Generally, branded ACs come with a 1-year product warranty and up to 5 years of compressor and condenser warranty. So, in order to save those extra bucks, buy an AC on warranty. If needed, pay a minor amount during your purchase to extend the warranty and to add a maintenance cover as per your convenience.
- Features that add to your comfort
ACs come loaded with features but you must choose them based on your preference. If you are looking for an AC that can quickly cool your room, keep it humidity-free, and consume less energy at the same time, then select advanced models such as the LG 1.5 Ton Dual Inverter AC. On the other hand, if you are tired of waking up at night to adjust the temperature in your room, you can buy Hitachi 2 Ton Split AC from the EMI Store at a huge discount. It comes equipped with the ‘Kaimin’ Feature, which automatically adjusts the room temperature throughout the night and ensures that you get a good night sleep. You can also choose the Daikin 1.5 Ton split AC, in case you want to breathe in fresh and clean air. Equipped with Anti-Bacterial Filters, this AC sweeps out all the dust particles and impurities in the air ensuring that the air you breathe is 100% healthy.
Armed with this information, you can easily buy an AC on EMI and stay cool indoors. To get started, check your pre-approved offer from Bajaj Finserv right away!