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Old 3rd December 2013, 19:22   #3256
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Does anyone recommend to buy air conditioner online? Snapdeal etc. is offering a cheaper price compared to the stores. Can anyone tell some pros and cons of buying it from online stores?
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Old 21st December 2013, 20:15   #3257
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I am planning to buy a 1.5 ton Split AC for my parents.
a) Looking for recommendation on the reliable brand. I saw Panasonic and Samsung from the popular brands and available for 30 K
b) which one has good service network as this will be installed in interior Tamil Nadu. I have noticed grey market OGeneral is popular there and also Blue Star, LG, Samsung etc

Please let me know if there is any good deal going on at Bangalore -I might buy here and ship it there.
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Old 21st December 2013, 22:18   #3258
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We have two Hitachi 1.5 Ton 3 Star AC's at home from 3 years. Although we use them aggressively only for 3 months in an year I can vouch that Hitachi does an excellent job and beats the extremely hot summers here in Hyderabad.
The service as well is good and they promptly call us every 6 months and come home for cleaning the filters and a general checkup , the charges too are minimal.
Since both of them are 3 star the electricity bills are between to 3 - 4 K per month for the 3 months when their services are utilized the most which is manageable because our regular bills are approximately 500-700 a month.
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Old 22nd December 2013, 10:56   #3259
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.... Although we use them aggressively only for 3 months in an year ....
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Since both of them are 3 star the electricity bills are between to 3 - 4 K per month for the 3 months when their services are utilized the most ....
Would be nice if you could define 'aggressively'. How many hours per day?
The bill amounts do not quite indicate aggressive usage.
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Old 22nd December 2013, 11:08   #3260
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Would be nice if you could define 'aggressively'. How many hours per day?
The bill amounts do not quite indicate aggressive usage.
Hello Anup,

We run 1 of them from early afternoon to early evening and both are put to work during the nights.To be precise 1 from 12N to 4 PM and then both from 10 PM to 3 AM (Auto timer) , may be this is aggressive only in my view as we hardly / rarely use them during the rest of the year.

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Old 12th January 2014, 20:24   #3261
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Friends, finally have narrowed down to 1 Ton AC. Have 2 choices Daikin FTE35 (with B&5 yr W) and O General ASG12(without B & W). Please help me to decide. Price is same for both. I am looking for problem free with almost nil maintenance and long life. I am ok to compromise on power consumption
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@blorebuddy; Both are excellent (top) brands. So you should not go wrong with either.
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Just picked up a Samsung 1T 2 star AC for Rs.23300 with free stabiliser & installation. There are some discounts on for Pongal in Chennai. There was a better deal on a Electrolux 1T 3 star - Rs.21500, but was not too sure of the brand. Anyone have feedback on Electrolux ?
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... you should not go wrong with either.
And, in those circumstances, and especially with equipment like AC, the Bill and Warranty deal is the one I'd go for.
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Hello Friends,

I would be buying two units of 1 ton AC for my and parents bedroom. The usage would be only during the 2-3 months of hot summers in Pune. For rest of the year we wont need it.

I am keen on Daikin or Mitsubishi. Could you suggest if these brands are the right choice?

I am keen on quality but not spending a bomb just for the sake of brand name unless it justifies its worth. Also not sure if I should be going for inverter or 5/3/2 star rating AC.

Your guidance would be helpful in taking a decision.

Power saving and environment are two things which motivated me for a Solar Water heater, but it did justify the savings and return on investment period

Thanks in Advance!

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I am in the same boat as 'tush'. Need two one ton a/cs for me and my parents.

Please suggest a value for money brand.

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The way power tariffs are going north monotonically, it is wise to get the most efficient AC to reduce the electricity bills. Last summer I installed the Daikin inverter series. It is much superior both in cooling and in electricity consumption to the three Hitachi which we have installed over the years - 1x5* window, 1x3*Window and 1x2* split.
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Hello Friends,

I would be buying two units of 1 ton AC for my and parents bedroom. The usage would be only during the 2-3 months of hot summers in Pune. For rest of the year we wont need it.

I am keen on Daikin or Mitsubishi. Could you suggest if these brands are the right choice?

I am keen on quality but not spending a bomb just for the sake of brand name unless it justifies its worth. Also not sure if I should be going for inverter or 5/3/2 star rating AC.

Your guidance would be helpful in taking a decision.

Power saving and environment are two things which motivated me for a Solar Water heater, but it did justify the savings and return on investment period

Thanks in Advance!

tush.
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The way power tariffs are going north monotonically, it is wise to get the most efficient AC to reduce the electricity bills. Last summer I installed the Daikin inverter series. It is much superior both in cooling and in electricity consumption to the three Hitachi which we have installed over the years - 1x5* window, 1x3*Window and 1x2* split.

Thanks Aroy for the guidance.

Any suggestions for the models that would be good and robust?

Another question, for parents bedroom I have been thinking for an AC which could even warm the room during Winters. Any suggestions for the same?
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@blorebuddy; Both are excellent (top) brands. So you should not go wrong with either.
Thank you. Gone ahead with O General 1 Ton. Hope it will beat my expectations.
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Thanks Aroy for the guidance.

Any suggestions for the models that would be good and robust?

Another question, for parents bedroom I have been thinking for an AC which could even warm the room during Winters. Any suggestions for the same?
The Daikin Inverter is available it two type
- Without Heat Pumps for cooling only. This is what we bought
- With Heat Pump for both cooling and heating
http://www.daikinindia.com/our-produ...-pump/130.html
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