AC Buing Guide 2021
While talking about AC Buying Guide 2021, will you agree if I say 90% of the people need non-inverter AC whereas 95% of the marketing is done for inverter ACs? Till now, I have neither purchased nor used an inverter AC because I don’t need it. I will tell you about an AC I bought 2 months ago and I am quite satisfied.
Before completing the installation, let’s discuss some significant points. First- Is this the right time to buy AC? Both the requirement and the need for AC in mid-September are low. Brands know that nobody wants to buy an AC right now and that’s why they sell them at throw-away prices.
After December comes the season for AC and brands don’t sell ACs at throwaway prices at that time. A non-inverter AC can be used in both sealed as well as not sealed rooms. However, for an Inverter AC, a fully sealed room is essential. Inverter AC gives satisfactory performance only in sealed rooms. All inverter ACs have 5-star ratings whereas non-inverter ACs have maximum 3-star ratings. A non-inverter AC is never rated above 3-stars. For rooms with direct sunlight or top floor rooms, only a non-inverter AC can suffice. An AC cools the room after cooling its walls and roof. In this case, an inverter AC’s efficiency will decrease and it will consume more electricity. A non-inverter AC is best for this.
A non-inverter AC is best for long and more frequent power cuts. Frequent power cuts may damage the controller PCB of an inverter AC which is not good.
Non-inverter ACs don’t have such issues. A non-inverter AC comes with 1 PCB with no warranty (which is completely OK) as it doesn’t get damaged. In case it gets damaged, it can be replaced for ₹5000. The replacement cost of PCB of inverter AC is ₹15000-20000.
I have bought a non-inverter AC for my top-floor studio which is exposed to Sun from 2 sides and is not sealed. I bought Midea 1.5 ton non-inverter AC online at the best price. Along with outdoor and indoor units come 5 meters copper pipes. I have underground copper pipes fitting so I didn’t need these copper pipes. For extra copper pipes, you need to pay extra charges. The indoor unit is installed first, and the installation team did it well.
For the outdoor unit, you need to buy a stand. I recommend you order a stand and stabilizer (get it installed from the installation team) along with AC.
Even in low voltage fluctuation areas like Delhi, a stabilizer is necessary as a stabilizer is a must for all the ACS.
After connecting the copper pipes of the outdoor unit, it is essential to vacuum them as it clears out air to make space only for refrigerants.
Refrigerant is already present in AC and no top-up is required. Then copper pipes are attached to the outdoor unit, and with this the installation
is complete. Switch in and test the AC after all connections are made. This AC outperforms my expectations. It comes with 100% copper coils and
dual filtration (double-layered air filter). It has a filter clean indicator and a dehumidifier (useful during the rainy season). A proper readable
display is given on the indoor unit. It has an auto-clean function (not even mentioned on their website). First, the AC cleans its filter and then throws
out cool air. Its backlight remote control has all essential functions. It has a blue light which is not too bright as more brightness can irritate
your eyes. It comes with all types of controls- times, swing, etc. Its ISEER rating is 3.62. It consumes 1129 units of electricity per year.
If you don’t like Midea, then go for my second option i.e Carrier as they both are exactly the same.
There are no significant differences in their features except that Carrier’s indoor unit has more slightly featured like ‘Follow me’ feature and
‘PM 2.5 and HD filter’. ISEER rating, power consumption, and noise levels are almost the same. The major difference is between their warranties.
Midea gives 1 year comprehensive, extra 1 year on condenser and 5 years warranty on compressor. Carrier gives 1 year comprehensive, and 5 years
warranty on compressor. Midea and Carrier are almost the same except that Carrier have a few extra features. I bought Midea after analyzing these things.
I don’t need Carrier’s extra features. I just wanted to keep my office cool and Midea does it well. Their machinery is ditto the same. Choice and money are completely yours. Decide whether you want to buy or not. Everybody has a different requirement and that is why I’ll give another option.
Carrier and Midea are good for people who don’t have drain or sewerage near their house as there is no chemical coating on their copper coils which makes them prone to damage via sediment and salt. This is the third non-inverter option- Bluestar 1.5 ton non-inverter AC 2021 model. It has the same features
as of Midea and Carrier however it also has anti-corrosive blue fin technology. A blue coating is done on its coils and fins which will prevent
it from sediment and salt. Its ISEER rating might be low in comparison with Carrier and Midea but its annual power consumption is almost the same- 1124 units.
Friends inverter ACs are good if they fit in your parameters. However, buying an inverter AC for a shop or business can be very wrong.
Inverter ACs are appropriate for homes and must not be used for commercial use. For inverter ACs, you must watch my other videos or you can check
my recommended ACs list given below. It has all the amazing ACs you can buy and there is not even a single AC in it that I don’t recommend.
There are more options for inverter ACs. Friends right now the discounts will be high in comparison to December or Diwali sales as this is the off-season of ACs. I have strategically planned this video so that you can buy an AC at the maximum discount.