To pick the best air conditioner for our needs and requirements can be tiresome. While looking at purchasing a new air conditioner you must’ve come across BEE, EER or ISEER star ratings. With such technical jargon, you may be confused and befuddled and that’s only natural considering one just wants to save money in this tough economy. In this article we try to demystify what this technical jargon illustrates and help you make a more informed purchase decision which is light on your wallet as well as proficient in its functionality. There’s an easy rule of thumb – higher the rating, the more energy efficient the air conditioner.
EER: This is the Energy Efficiency Ratio which gives us the amount of heat removed per hour divided by the amount of electricity consumed by it. Thus, the less power it consumes the more efficient the air conditioner is and thus the more money you save.
ISEER: This rating is mainly given due to the seasonal difference between countries. So in India, we have the Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. We get this ratio by dividing the Cooling Seasonal Energy Consumption (CSEC) with the Cooling Seasonal Load (CSTL). In simpler terms it is just the amount of energy consumed divided by the heat removed by the AC. Obviously, we prefer an air conditioner which uses less power to remove heat from the room.
BEE: It takes into account the ISEER and EER and simplifies it to give us a rating between 1 to 5. A 5 star air conditioner is the most energy efficient. Although, any AC above a 3 star rating is a good choice as most 5 star air conditioners tend to be costly.
You may wonder why pay extra for an efficient air conditioner? Well in the long run, it is actually more cost effective in terms of the electricity bills paid by you at the end of the month. Plus, you can also opt for the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card to help you bear the cost. With benefits such as a pre-approved loan limit of up to Rs. 4 Lakh along with instant approval. You can repay the loan amount in easy EMIs of 3,6,9,12,18 or 24 months depending on your convenience. You also don’t need to submit heavy paper work, the entire process is done by submitting simple KYC documents and a cancelled cheque. You can either go for a window AC (a single unit) or a split AC (two units, one indoor unit and one outdoor unit). Most modern houses now purchase split ACs. There are now a multitude of split ACs under Rs. 25,000 now available in the market such as –
- Carrier 1 Ton 3-Star Santis Pro MAS12SP3C8F Split Air Conditioner
- Godrej GIC18DINV3RWQH 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split Air Conditioner
- Daikin FTL25TV16X1 0.75 Ton 3 Star Split Air Conditioner
- Hyundai HY2SB33.WVO-OL 1 Ton 3 Star Split Air Conditioner
- Blue Star 3HW12JBX 1Ton 3 Star Split Air Conditioner
- Daikin FTL28TV16X2 0.75 Ton 3 Star Split Air Conditioner
- Panasonic CS/CU-YN12WKYM 1 Ton 3 Star Split Air Conditioner
- Midea Santis Pro DLX Inverter 1.0 Ton 3 Star Copper Split Air Conditioner
Now you don’t need to suffer the sweltering tropical climate of India, with the high end brands offering split ACs for under Rs.25,000 you can enjoy summer sweat-free!