hi . sharing some inputs i collected from some real leg work [ phyical and digital space ] for a 1.5 T ac .this i did 2 years agoI am looking to buy a Split AC for a room size of 11 x 12 with direct sunlight on the roof, the temp here goes close to 40~44C so we can imagine its hot. The AC will run most of the day also during the night, What I've heard that 5 star doesn't saves the amount of electric as compared to the money we spend upfront so I am open to suggestions for 3 or 5 star ratings.
AC will be purchased locally but the dealer asked me to give him specific model no. so he can get me the quote locally (possibly lower than online price, Though I can opt for online purchase too). I've used Voltas AC Windows for few years and later purchased General 2T windows AC but as we know General AC's are expensive so looking for good reliable brand but not too expensive. I see AC's range from 30k to 40k so would like to have a budget somewhere around 35k.
Any recommendations? Things to keep in mind?
Factors considered :
Price . Real cooling and able to hold cooling in 50degree plus temperature . After sales service . Sound level in db [ though in split ac not much of concern ] . Durability [ atleast it should be useful for 7 year or so ]. Electricity consuption hence looked for inverter ac .
1.brands i found should be good in very high temerature regions [ like rajasthan or arid areas of haryana , gujarat , mp, hyderabad telangana regaion , few areas of maharastra ]
for 1.5 T hitachi [34k] , fujitshu general [55k] , mitshubishi [52k+] , trane [ not able to recollect but price was less as compared to fujitshu general and mitshubishi.
finally choose hitachi mirai series. rest were very costly .
mitshubishi : is costly and should be used in commercial spaces where real good flow of ac is needed
fujitsu general : same as above
trane : v good flow but after sales may be issue and no unit available in interver mode then
2.go for inverter ac [ ac will run at varried capacity adjusting itself unlike non inverter one ]
3.see how is service in your town
untill now the ac is working smoothly [ call the customer care through hitachi app once a year ]
there are some dedicated forums for saving electricity and they do the testing of equipments as well .please take a look on them as well.
brands Voltas , LG , Carrier , Blue star , Daikin are also good but somehow during the search i was convinced not to go for them .
do share which one you choose and why as things change quickly even with one product launch [ like poco f1 ]