After an extended winter, the sickly summer heat is sure to be a rude reality check. As temperatures inch upwards, there’s no denying that this year, you’re going to have to double down on your efforts to stay cool. In March 2019, the Indian weather department confirmed everyone’s suspicions, stating that there’s a 37% chance that the core heat wave zone in India will experience temperatures that are higher than usual. Instead of lamenting to the weather gods and waiting for summer to pass, make your days more comfortable by investing in a quality air conditioner for your home. In combination to air coolers and refrigerators, an AC is key to keeping you cool.
Step 1: Do your homework
As tempting as it may seem to buy the first AC you set your sights on, it pays to be patient. Put in a tad more effort into buying an AC to ensure you’re not compromising on any front. Start the process by choosing between a window AC and a split AC, and then move on to picking the right capacity. Needless to say, the latter depends on the size of the room, the number of people likely to inhabit it at once, the number of doors and windows, and how often they’ll be used when the AC is running. Typically, a 1-ton is adequate for a room measuring 9×10 ft., while a 2-ton AC is better suited to larger rooms, such as those measuring around 10×20 ft.
Once you know the type of AC and size that your home requires, look into the features and determine ones you deem essential. For instance, if your child has allergies, pick a model with anti-bacterial and auto-clean features. If you’re fitting the AC in your home office, don’t forget to check the noise levels. Most importantly, pay attention to the technology that the AC employs.
Step 2: Which technology trumps them all?
In this regard, an inverter AC is your best bet. A relatively new technology, inverter ACs feature a mechanism that controls the amount of electricity being passed on the compressor. The inverter increases levels when the compressor requires it and vice versa. The big difference between inverter and non-inverter ACs is that in the former, the compressor doesn’t cut off. This results in significantly lower energy consumption.
In a non-inverter AC, the compressor cuts off after reaching the desired temperature. It may seem like an energy-saving move but, on the contrary, when the compressor restarts, the energy it consumes is significantly more. As a result, it makes better sense to invest in an inverter AC for its cooling speed, consistency and durability. Since the compressor isn’t under constant strain, apart from being energy-efficient, this AC will last you for years to come.
Step 3: Pick an AC that’s just right
Although it’s easy to see how an inverter AC trumps a non-inverter one, you may be thrown off by the price. Fret not, because while these ACs are slightly more expensive, they offer substantial savings in the form of lower electricity bills. Besides, pick one with a high energy rating and you have all the more reason to rejoice.
Best of all, if you shop for an AC during Flipkart’s SUPER Cooling Days from April 10-14, you can multiply your savings manifold while picking from a range of leading brands such as MarQ by Flipkart, Carrier, LG, Whirlpool, Voltas, Midea, Blue Star, Daikin, Lloyd and Hitachi.
Shop affordably, without compromising on superior technology or features by choosing one of these best-selling models on Flipkart.
MarQ By Flipkart 1/1.5-Ton, 3-Star Split Inverter AC
With features such as auto restart, a sleep mode and an energy efficient copper condenser, this model from MarQ by Flipkart is ideal for small- to mid-sized rooms. It packs in all the features that you seek from a split AC and comes with 1-year warranty on the AC and a 5-year warranty on the compressor. With a golden evaporator that improves the AC’s performance and a 3-star BEE rating, this model is a worthy contender.
LG 1.5-Ton, 5-Star Split Dual Inverter AC
Another option that’s perfect for mid-sized rooms, this LG AC comes with Dual Inverter technology for high-speed, energy-efficient cooling even when temperatures reach as high as 52°C. The active energy control further keeps electricity consumption in check, while the gold fin condenser limits damage due to corrosive elements. In addition, the smart diagnosis function allows you to solve problems through the LG Smart ThinQ app.
Voltas 1.5-Ton, 4-Star Split Inverter AC
This Voltas AC’s steady cool compressor ensures uniform cooling without raking up a high electricity bill. Also, with modes like turbo cool, sleep and a timer feature, you can use your air conditioner exactly as per your needs. Best of all, the AC absorbs foul odors and filters the air your breathe, all while maintaining low noise levels.
Hitachi 1.5-Ton, 4-Star Split Inverter AC
Another contender in the 1.5-ton category is this Hitachi model that comes with a 1-year warranty on the air conditioner and 5-year warranty on the compressor. The 2019 model has a 3-star rating indicating good energy efficiency, as well as Tropical Inverter technology that offers more intuitive cooling as compared to other inverter ACs.
Lloyd 1.5-Ton, 3-Star Split AC With Wi-Fi Connect
If rapid cooling is a priority, this Lloyd model is the one for the job. It promises to cool up to 18°C in 45 seconds, and offers superior cooling even when temperatures are as high as 52°C. While features such as smart 4-way swing and an air filter make it a good pick, its main attraction is Wi-Fi compatibility. You can control your air conditioner from anywhere, through your smartphone.
These 5 models are just the tip of the iceberg – Flipkart has hundreds of other models from the best brands that’ll suit all your needs. With easy installation and affordable payment options, be sure to shop during Flipkart’s Super Cooling Days from April 10-14 to ensure that the heat doesn’t spoil your summer.