Choosing the Right Air Conditioner

The summers in Pakistan are getting terrible every year. With the current atmospheric conditions it does not look like it is getting better any time soon. There are predictions of the sea level rising so high that Karachi might be under water in a couple of years but that is a debate for another time. Right now, the pressing matter is that an Air Conditioner is a must for a good night’s sleep.

The problem with getting an AC is that there is just too much to choose from. One wouldn’t know one AC from the next and all we really rely on is the word of mouth. We ask our friends and family for which AC they would recommend and we get a wide variety of answers and we are as confused as we were when we started asking around, even more so in certain situations.

The first and foremost consideration is that of space. A 1 tonne AC may be sufficient for a smaller room but for a large room you should invest in at least a 1.5/2 tonnes AC or it would be useless.

 Which AC should you go for?

Some of the international brands that you can be looking at include Mitsubishi, Samsung, L.G, Panasonic, Sharp and General. All of these brands are not as good as others. For example, general is known to have some of the best Air Conditioners. However, general is also the most expensive brand out of these all. If however, you have the money then general can be an excellent choice for an air conditioner. Samsung has one of the coolest breezes so that is also a recommended choice if you are looking for something cheaper than general.

There are also local brands that are cheaper but some of them work great. A few local brands you will easily find include Haier, Dawlance, Gree, Kenwood and Orient. Some of their ACs are also quite good. If you look at designs then you would see that Dawlance has come up with some very stylish air conditioners that can boost the aesthetics of a space. As far as functionality is concerned, Gree has gained popularity amongst many people. They are quite reliable and also have reasonable rates. Gree inverter ACs have also been a talk amongst people as they supposedly consume lower electricity however, the difference is quite minimal.

Other Considerations

One thing that you should make sure of is that if you get any international brand you should receive a 5 year warranty for your compressor from the seller. Do not buy an AC without that warranty. Other things to keep in account include that installing an AC can cost a lot of money so make sure you get it done right from a good AC mechanic. Some things you should look out for is the minimum clearance requirement, you will find that in the installation manual; make sure you get your AC installed in accordance with that. Use a 40A Pakistani socket instead of a China one for plugging in your AC. One more thing that you should look out for is that your upper and lower pipes are not bound in a single insulation and are bound separately.

Getting an AC is a tedious process but when all is said and done and you feel that first cool breeze all that work is surely going to be worth it.


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