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Air Conditioners are no more a luxury today.  Come summer and every family craves for a cool room.  Today we come across a wide variety of air conditioners with special features and design from exclusive brands.  But with all the rating stickers and features coming out today,  you may want to know what they really mean.

We take you through the meaning of some the prominent features shown on the AC means to you as a customer. This would also serve as a basic AC buying guide online. Also look for some best AC deals online a the end of the article.

1. Star Rating

What is the meaning of star rating in AC?

You find star ratings on the AC like 1 star, 2 star, up to 5 stars.   The more the stars the more electricity is saved.  This star rating otherwise called EER is given by the BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) . The Bureau initiated the Standards & Labelling programme for equipment and appliances in 2006 to provide the consumer an informed choice about the energy saving and thereby the cost saving potential of the relevant marketed AC product.

Energy efficiency ratio (EER) is the ratio between the cooling capacity and the power input of the Air conditioners. For example, if a 1 TR (3500 W) AC consumes 1000 watts, then the EER of the Air conditioners is 3.5 W/W. ACs with high EER consume less power.

The BEE star rating standards vary for every model and every announced year of rating.

BEE Star Rating on Air Conditioner
BEE Star Rating on Air Conditioner

2. Cooling Capacity

What do you mean by 1 ton AC or a 1.5 ton AC?

Cooling capacity is the amount of heat energy removed by the Air conditioner from a specified space product for a given time.  So more the ton more the cooling capacity

3. Room Size:

How much ton AC to buy depends on your room size.

Given below is a guide to help you decide how many ton ac you can buy for your room size.  Kindly note that these figures are for room height of not more than 9.5 or 10 feet.

Room size Vs Ac  Capacity
Room size Vs AC Capacity

Sometimes you find that even after going for the best AC your room is not cool enough.  A good idea would be to keep the AC on for sometime before you actually move into the room .

BEST SPLIT AC DEALS THIS SUMMER

BRAND ROOM SIZE CAPACITY STAR PRICE DEAL
Voltas 150 sq ft. 1.5 Ton 5 STAR Rs.32,962/- BUY NOW
Videocon 150 sq ft. 1.5 Ton 3 STAR Rs.27,790/- BUY NOW
Electrolux 150 sq ft. 1.5 Ton 3 STAR Rs.30,218/- BUY NOW
Whirlpool 150 sq ft 1.5 Ton 3 STAR R.26990/- BUY NOW
Voltas 120 sq ft. 1.2 Ton 5 STAR Rs.28,980/- BUY NOW
Blue Star 100 sq ft. 1 Ton 5 STAR Rs.28,899/- BUY NOW
Godrej 100 sq ft. 1 Ton 5 STAR Rs.29,740/- BUY NOW
Whirlpool 100 sq ft. 1 Ton 3 STAR Rs.24200/- BUY NOW
LG 200 sq ft. 2 Ton 2 STAR Rs.38000/- BUY NOW
Panasonic 200 sq ft. 2 Ton 2 STAR Rs.37951/- BUY NOW

 

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