Buying Advice Split Airconditioner

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  1. kauffmann

    kauffmann The Fountainhead

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    Hi,
    I need to buy a split A/C for my room, I'm looking for something on the budget. How is the Panasonic Cube?

    The dimensions of my room are 13'x11'. Would a 1.25 tonne A/C suffice or would I need to go in for a 1.5?

    Thanks in advance,
    Kauffmann
     
  2. WingZero

    WingZero RAID Rookie

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    Yes should go for 1.5Ton for that dimension.
     
  3. harryneopotter

    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    i would also recommend 1.5 Ton.

    Wats the budget ?
     
  4. kauffmann

    kauffmann The Fountainhead

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    Well, looking at the price of 19k for 1.5T Panasonic Cube on Flipkart, I think I'd like to spend at the most 25k, i.e. if I can get something better in that price.
     
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    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    25k, 1.5 split ? .. Try Haier or Lloyd ! Most VFM options !
     
  6. WingZero

    WingZero RAID Rookie

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    Checkout
    Onida S18LCD4 @ 21k
    Samsung-AS19NA (Neo Forte) @ 25k (1.6T)
    Panasonic-CS-YC18JKY @ 25k
    Lloyd-FLS19A5C @ 26k (BEE rating - 5)
     
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  7. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I'd suggest the Lloyd
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    1.5 tons is what the asking would be.

    Just got a LG split for for 29k all inclusive ( with installation, exterior unit mounting shelf etc etc ).

    Good after sales support and good AMC features.
     
  9. coolcatric

    coolcatric Chief RAID meet organiser

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    Dude, i bought Panny Cube 1.25 last year for 12 x 12. Trust me, its great VFM.

    Ended up buying 2 more this year. Thought it has just the basis things like temp control, timer etc. But the performance is great.

    I was getting the same for 20K all inclusive from Reliance digital, Sohna road.

    Suggest you should go for this, but check if you can see the it physically installed at your friend / relative's place.

    Let me know if any specific information you need on Panny cube !
     
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    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    I would suggest the 1.5 ton Onida or Voltas.. !! just coz they are true VFM..
    otherwise I would have suggested Hitachi.

    the companies with excellent service etc are LG and Samsung..
     
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    coolcatric Chief RAID meet organiser

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    ^ well Voltas is a good option "VFM", but if he wants a split at 20K, then Panny Cube is the one !
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    I would actually second that.
    Bought 2 Lloyd Splits a few months back. Also have far more expensive units from Hitachi and LG in the house.
    The Lloyd beats the expensive units.. probably cuz I could afford to get the top of the line Lloyd for the price of the lower end Hitachis. :)
    You can come over to my place if you wanna see them at work for yourself.. in rooms appox the same size as yours.

    PS: Contact me if you plan on buying either Lloyd or LG. I have guys from both companies that Might save you a few K. (Legit.. new.. dealer with bill for Lloyd and Almost Legit for LG )
     
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    Stuge RAID Rookie

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    Lloyd or voltas seems to be a good option for the price .

    make sure you also check out the BTU (cooling capacity) ) and the watts taken .Its called EER or Energy efficiency ratio.

    Usually a 1.5 ton AC has a cooling capacity of about 18000 BTU /hr (can depend upon the company to company) or 1.25 can vary between 13,500 to 14000 BTU/hr .Better the BTU and Watt ratio better is the efficiency eg ratio of 10 between them is considered good ) .Which in turn helps to save money .
     
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    Stuge RAID Rookie

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    Edit: LG cheapest 1.5 ton Split will cost you about Rs 27K and they provide 3 mt of ducting free .Anything over 3 meter will be charged Rs 550 per meter .
     
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    Noob question.....any of the brands have inbuilt stabilizer??

    And how is Lloyd CC ??
     
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    Believe Samsung has the ones with built in Stabilizer.. but you'll pay dearly for it :)

    Don't know the CC specs .. but my 2 Lloyds are working much better than the 2 LGs in similar sized rooms.
    Plus they're 5-Star as opposed to the LGs being 3 star.
    Problem with Lloyd might be the service (as told to me by the LG service guys.. so take with a pinch of salt)
     
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    ... actually I meant Customer Care.

    How is it with Lloyd so far?
     
  18. rpm

    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    if you are willing to hunt, onida s18slh5 is the thing for you. i have one. this year, i have been unable to find one with packaging intact..or i would have bought two. i personally find it rather hideous. but the bloody EER ( 3.51 , cooling power 5500 W! find me another AC out there with that EER. ) makes it a no brainer. the unit is ?#@*&%!^$~ing heavy too. indoor looks like a 2 tonner honestly.

    m in process of getting a daikin inverter installed. the dealer palmed off a repacked indoor. so waiting for replacement and installation. costly stuff, considering no installation kit is provided. lets see if it pays off.


    P.S: there are two types of high eer ACs
    1. higher cooling power for the standard consumption.
    2. low cooling power and lower consumption.

    a lot of 5 star ACs out there are 17000BTU these days. the actual rating used to be 18000 BTU. particularly, window ACs with 5 star rating are generally 17kbtu type. so basically, you are getting better efficiency ratio at the cost of cooling power. fine if you are installing 1.5 where 1.1 or 1.25 would be ok. but not ok if you are on borderline with 1.5.

    also, 1/1.1 tonne rating seems to be the most efficiency friendly capacity. the 1.2 model of s18slh5 has an EER of 3.59!
     
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    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    While all this is going on !! I wonder where is kauffmann ?
     
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