If you have decided that you want to buy a Blue Star air conditioner to be able to survive the summer ahead, that is a wise choice. But before you begin browsing through ACs, it is always best to arm yourself with a couple of key considerations.
After all, there are countless models and several brands on the market. The wide variety and different USPs marketed can prove to be quite overwhelming. Even if you have decided that you will buy specifically a Blue Star air conditioner, you still need to narrow down models and zero in on the right one for you.
Being overwhelmed is not good for smart decision-making. You can filter out all the noise by being ready with a set of key demands — features that you want to see in your new AC.
Here are 5 key considerations that will help you choose a new AC that is the perfect fit for you and your room.
Split AC versus Window AC
Window ACs are bulky and noisy, but they are cheaper and easier to install, which is why they continue to be in demand. Also, for very small rooms, there might not be split AC models to suit the room size precisely, and as a result, a window AC might be preferable.
Split AC models are definitely more aesthetically pleasing in addition to being quieter. Moreover, since they fall above the eye-line, usually closer to the ceiling of a room, they create very little visual disturbance.
There is often a lot of misunderstanding, however, about the energy efficiency of window air conditioners versus split air conditioners. The energy efficiency of an AC can be determined by looking at energy ratings. That brings us to our next point.
Upfront savings versus long term savings
When scouring the internet for a new AC, the buyer is obviously keeping an eye out for the lowest prices. This is exactly where the dilemma begins. ACS that are more energy efficient is likely to be more expensive than their less energy-efficient counterparts.
Of course, brand positioning and pricing also come into play, but for the most part, at least within the same brand, a more energy-efficient AC will be more expensive. For example, a 5 star Blue Star air conditioner is, in all likelihood, going to be more expensive than a 4 star Blue Star air conditioner.
The decision that the buyer is left with is: do they want to save a few thousand rupees now, while purchasing the new AC? Or do they prefer to save monthly by lowering electricity bills? One needs to consider frequency and extent of AC use, and the impact of the air conditioner on the environment, and other such factors before arriving at a sound decision.
1 ton versus 1.5 ton AC
Most rooms will call for either a 1 ton or a 1.5 ton AC, at least if we are looking at the average room size in urban households in India. Very large rooms will need 2 ton air conditioners.
Why not get a 2 ton AC for a small room anyway, to ensure quick, superior, and long-lasting cooling? Because that will mean an excessive amount of humidity and moisture in the air.
Why not save and buy a 1 ton of AC for even a very large room? That will mean that the room will never get properly cooled. Not to mention that you’re putting too much pressure on your AC, escalating your bills, and potentially reducing your new AC life.
Here is a table to help you choose the AC tonnage:
100 sq. ft. room – 1 Ton AC
101 – 150 sq. ft. room – 1.5 Ton AC
150 – 200 sq. ft. room – 2 Ton AC
Take your pick from a wide variety of air conditioners available at the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store. When you shop at the EMI Store, you can also avail attractive offers, deals and discounts, which can drive the AC price down. Furthermore, you can also use the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card, and purchase the new AC at no cost EMIs, with zero down payment. By shopping on the EMI Store, you can receive your products within 24 hours of placing the order.