Summer is upon us once more, and it is time to take precautions to keep yourself from melting in the sweltering heat. The most necessary precaution? Finding the right air conditioner that keeps you cool all day and at a price that fits your budget! Your search ends with Bajaj Finserv’s Summer Sale.
Here, you will find all the best air conditioners from reputed brands available on easy EMIs starting at Rs.1,999. Not just that, you can also enjoy an Insta Credit of up to Rs.5,000 on purchases of Rs.20,000 and an Insta Credit of up to Rs.7,000 when you buy an AC worth Rs.40,000. When you choose Insta Credit, the amount you need reflects instantly in your Bajaj Wallet, and you can repay the credit amount in 3 easy EMIs.
Here is how you start the process to bring home an AC to beat the summer:
First, shop for the AC of your choice on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network. This Network has more than a million products available at over 60,000 stores, both online and offline, with a presence in more than 1,300 cities. You can either buy the AC online using your EMI Network Card or you can check out the product at any of the partner stores and make your purchase using in-store financing. What’s more, with several flexible EMI plans on offer, you can choose the one that suits you the best.
Now that you know the secret to buying an AC without burning a hole in your pocket, here’s what you should keep in mind when buying a world-class AC to get ready for summer.
Pick the right type of AC
Before you zero in on the brand of your choice, find out what kind of AC would best fit your home. There are a few varieties to choose from such as a split AC, an inverter AC, a window AC and a portable AC. Let’s break these down for you to make choosing the right option easier.
If the room that you want to install air conditioning in does not have a window, then a split AC is your best option. With their wide blowers, split ACs tend to cool rooms faster than other types and the best part is they can be mounted on any type of wall. If you are looking to save on power, then choose the inverter AC. The sensors in the inverters gauge the temperature of the room and adjust power accordingly, thereby saving on energy.
If the room does have a window, then a window AC is your best bet. These are also, on average, the least expensive of all other AC types. Lastly, if you don’t want to get into the hassle of mounting the AC on a wall, opt for a portable one instead. If you choose this type of AC, you also skip the need to drill holes in the wall to hide the air tubes.
Install the right size
The size of your AC is of utmost importance when it comes to cooling the room to a comfortable temperature, especially in the summer. When choosing the size, you must first consider the area of the room, the number of people who will occupy that room, and the amount of sunlight that filters in daily. Once you have determined these factors, move on to choosing the tonnage.
For example, if the room in your house measures 9 x 10 feet, your recommended AC size will be 1 tonne. Similarly, for a 10 x 15 foot room, a 1.5 tonne AC should do the trick, and so on. Choosing the right size also means lower power bills every month because you will be making optimum use of your AC while enjoying sufficient cooling.
Check the energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating should be one of the most important factors when you are choosing the best AC for yourself. Most AC models come with a 2-star, 3-star and 5-star energy rating. A rule of thumb you must know: the higher the energy rating, lower your electricity bill. So, an AC with a 5-star energy rating will consume the least amount of power, and you will be saving quite a bit, both on your power bills and in electricity consumption, in the long run.
However, you must also keep in mind that these energy ratings are not uniform for all types of ACs. For instance, an inverter AC consumes less power than all conventional models. So, the rating of this type of AC is usually separate. Thus, comparing the energy ratings of these two types of ACs would be incorrect because, for example, the energy consumed by 3-star inverter AC will anyways be much less than a 5-star conventional model.
Choose the right brand
In a bid to save money, you may be tempted to choose a brand that may not be as popular but offers AC models that are well under your budget. Try and resist this temptation because even though popular brands may be slightly more expensive, they are a safer option to go for in the long run. Popular brands like LG, Voltas, Blue Star and O General comes in this category which are slightly on the expensive side, but when you compare their features and specifications you would not find them in any of the other brands. Among from these brands, O General is proven to be the best brands in the market because of its features and the trust factor which it adds on the customers when they are looking to buy an ac in the market. O General ACs are equipped with the eco-friendly technology, and efficient cooling operations at high temperatures and also reduce noise and vibration levels, giving users just the right amount of quiet comfort that is needed after a long day in the heat.
For example, in the future, when it comes to repairing your AC or carrying out maintenance checks, a bigger brand will have dedicated service centres and customer care service to address your problem. It becomes tougher, for example, to replace spare parts or get a replacement model when it comes to lesser-known brands. Air conditioners need to be routinely serviced even if they are functioning well. So, always think long term when it comes to buying the right AC model for your home.
Now that you have all the tools to make the right choice, why not taking the next step? Check your pre-approved offer from Bajaj Finserv. Once you find out what it is, you can move on to getting a customised EMI deal on not just electronic appliances, but other financial services as well, guaranteed to make your life easier. This summer, you will be one cool customer, indeed, so happy shopping!
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