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Old 24th May 2014, 13:37   #3541
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All I can say is that my son's Samsung Split needed three condensers (Al) in four years in Manipal.
Hmmm . Bad news, but thanks anyway.

Could a regular spray of WD40 help?

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Hee Hee... I've seen this done with lightbulbs and toilet cubicles, and even that made me laugh --- but this is ridiculous. That AC is probably ineffective in both rooms.
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Old 24th May 2014, 13:47   #3542
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.... That AC is probably ineffective in both rooms.
Hmm, I do think it will work quite well!
If it does not have to handle cruel summer conditions it should do the job, as expected by the owner.
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Old 24th May 2014, 14:15   #3543
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We bought a Voltas 183CYe Split - 3 star couple of days back. Cost us around 31.5K including stabilizer, installation and stand.
The cooling is good for our room of 12*14 though the external unit is very noisy and also it is installed not much far away from the room windows so some noise also filters inside the room which is a bit bothering.
I would advise all to take this into consideration while installing a Split AC that the external unit should be installed as far as possible if its noisy.
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Old 24th May 2014, 18:42   #3544
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Could a regular spray of WD40 help?
Better get a unit with Copper condensers. I have reports of the same issue from NCR on this forum.
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Got Daikin's 1.5 ton inverter split AC delivered today at the shop, FTKP series with R-32 refrigerant. This was booked through snapdeal.

Called up Daikin customer care to book the installation, lets see when they arrive.
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Got Daikin's 1.5 ton inverter split AC delivered today at the shop, FTKP series with R-32 refrigerant. This was booked through snapdeal.

Called up Daikin customer care to book the installation, lets see when they arrive.
Cool. The R-32 models are assembled in India, unlike the rest which are all imported.

Do let us know if the external unit is silent. Generally there should be zero vibration. Just a whirr mild sound from the external unit.
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Friends, what is the tonnage requried for a 11*15 Size room? I have a OGeneral 1Ton for a 10*10 and finding it over capacity for this size. (Getting cooled very fast and operating at 30Deg Cel in the night is more than enough cooling)

Hence can I go with 1Ton for this 11*15 also? Room is on ground floor and has one more floor and not a terrace. Windows are in South and West side approx 4*4 windows.
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Cool. The R-32 models are assembled in India, unlike the rest which are all imported.

Do let us know if the external unit is silent. Generally there should be zero vibration. Just a whirr mild sound from the external unit.
What makes you think there should be zero vibration?

My experience with R32 model is not what you expect as far as ODU is concerned. Its a non-invertor though, but a 3 star.

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Getting cooled very fast and operating at 30Deg Cel in the night is more than enough cooling)

Hence can I go with 1Ton for this 11*15 also?
1 ton is more than sufficient.

On your General air conditioner, something is very wrong with the thermostat, or the information on the digital display and you might want to get it checked. It can't cool much at a setting of 30 degrees.
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What makes you think there should be zero vibration?

My experience with R32 model is not what you expect as far as ODU is concerned. Its a non-invertor though, but a 3 star.
Because I own a Daikin 1.8T 410a Inverter model. The vibration on the external unit is akin to the vibration from a Refrigerator.

R32 does have inverter models, didn't get what you meant. Do you mean you own an R32 non inverter model ?
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What makes you think there should be zero vibration?

My experience with R32 model is not what you expect as far as ODU is concerned. Its a non-invertor though, but a 3 star.
Inverter models behave how he has said. Non inverters are much louder like your AC. Even mine makes a bit of a racket now, luckily its still dead silent inside.
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Because I own a Daikin 1.8T 410a Inverter model. The vibration on the external unit is akin to the vibration from a Refrigerator.

R32 does have inverter models, didn't get what you meant. Do you mean you own an R32 non inverter model ?
Its not an inverter AC.

My parents bedroom size is around 125-130 sq ft excluding furniture. With furniture the carpet area is less. This 1 ton R32 Dakin model purchased a month back isn't cooling the room efficiently. If set at 24 during mid afternoon when the outside temp was 37-38, it takes for ever to cool up to 26 forget 24. There is no direct sunlight but its a top floor.

Daikin engineer checked the grill temp of IDU and it comes to around 8C which he says means the AC is working just fine.

What grill temp does your 1 ton AC show bhpians? Any insight into the same would help me with this concern of cooling.
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Its not an inverter AC.

My parents bedroom size is around 125-130 sq ft excluding furniture. With furniture the carpet area is less. This 1 ton R32 Dakin model purchased a month back isn't cooling the room efficiently. If set at 24 during mid afternoon when the outside temp was 37-38, it takes for ever to cool up to 26 forget 24. There is no direct sunlight but its a top floor.
I think your a/c is working fine. You have top floor (roof facing sun?) and outside is 38 and yet a/c is able to bring it down to 26-27 (about 11 degrees cooler then normal) then a/c is performing good. IMO, use the ceiling fans in day time, in night time it should be cool enough If you want more cool, upgrade to higher model which may not be good in the night and rainy days as it will reduce less moisture and will trip for long time.
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My cousin in pune ordered Onida 1 Ton 3 Star SPLIT AC from snapdeal.com. Order arrived on 5th day, COD and installation finished on same day by Onida technicians. His AC was operational by 11 pm.

He spent approx 26,000 including installation charges. That's a very good price for a 1 ton split AC of 3 star rating.

Few days ago his first electric bill came after AC. A total of 120 units were consumed by AC. He runs AC at 26C for 12 hrs a day.
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