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Which AC brand is best?

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  1. sohom

    sohom Senior Member

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    hello friends
    Would like to know, which Air conditioner brand is best?
    on the basis of performance ,maintenance, features , electric consumption & filters
    I have used Voltas only, its very old company in India

    whats your opinion?
     
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    blacktrilby Power Member

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    Mitsubishi are top dogs
     
  3. sohom

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    yes
    I know Mitsubishi is the leading brand for AC in Foreign

     
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    I have Tranes in all my rentals, and my primary home. They have been solid. They are also sold under the American standard brand here in the states.


    Are you looking at mini splits or full size units?
     
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    split ac only
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    The leading brands so far are LG, Daikin, Hitachi, Actron, Fujitsu, Samsung, Midea, Panasonic, and the creations of Misutbishi but you know, the best way to determine which one is the best is to consider the important factors like your budget, the energy consumption, the product's features, things about the installation, the dimensions of the AC, and so on. Who knows, the best for others may not be ideal for you.
     
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    I'll go for Mitsubishi and LG. They are the best,high quality and efficient..
     
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    thanks
    I had seen few good reviews about Hitachi too along with LG
     
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    If you're from India, My vote goes for Inverter AC's from Bluestar and Toshibha as they don't take high inrush current thus works in low voltage areas too. Second thing you'll have to look after is the BEE rating. Go only for 5 Star AC's. It'll add up the initial cost but will pay for itself over a few years as like scrapebox. :D

    If you've some time, you can create a spreadsheet with the Cooling Capacity, Power Consumption and Operating Current of your favorite models so you can easily compare and pick the best AC yourself.

    The normal voltage stabilizer that comes with the AC will work until 160V. If your area has low voltage problems, get a stabilizer that has 110V input.

    When you're ready to buy, try calling 3-4 dealers in your nearby cities and ask for the best quote. You don't have to worry about the installations as you can do that with a local technician.

    Just my 2¢.
     
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    I second the suggestion given by FBGuru. I've been using BlueStar and its the best. Its better than others in Windows category too. And, like FBGuru said, go for 5 star only.
     
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    sohom Senior Member

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    yes 5 star obviously

    for Blue star ac I can see from this comparison :
    https://bluestarindia.com/products/room-acs/invertersplit-acs-popup.asp
    https://bluestarindia.com/products/room-acs/hiwallsplit-acs-5starR-popup.asp

    1 Ton 5 star ac(990 Watt) is better than 1 Ton Inverter ac(1100 Watt) for power consuming
    though I had read in an article that inverter ac are good for 10 hour+ usage in a day, dont know in which sense they said that

    same thing for Voltas ac
     
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    10.52% of increased power consumption just for 1.71% of increased cooling capacity may make it look like the former one is the better option but the inverter AC's never runs at full speed and varies it's compressor speed as per the room temperature so you get lower power consumption. The reason why it can run for a long time is because the compressor on Inverter AC's don't always run at its peak capacity like the normal AC's and the less heat produced equals to higher efficiency. Also, inverter AC's doesn't require high inrush current to start up the compressor motor.

    To explain it in simple terms, let's say you travel from Point A to Point B on a 100cc motorcycle. The bike gives 60kmpl mileage when riding at 40kmph but the efficiency drops to 25-30 kmpl when you run at full throttle which is 100+kmph. You have 5hrs to reach your destination at 200km. It'll take you 5 hrs to reach the destination at 40kmph speed and will consume 3.33 Litres of fuel. Now if you're travelling to the same destination and stop at every 8 Kms and take 8 minute break, you'd have spent 3.33 hrs in break and only have 1.67 hrs remaining to reach the destination so naturally you push the throttle to the max 100+kmph. At 100+kmph, you'd have consumed 8-6.66 Litres of fuel to travel the same distance. The bike is still 100CC but the efficiency drops by 50% if you stop and start the engine frequently and when running it at full speed. I'm not sure if it makes sense but I hope you get the point. :p
     
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