Due to a vibrant consumer market and large urban population, consumer appliance goods have always been popular and in demand in the Indian marketplace. Air conditioners are in more demand in cities than rural areas. In cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata, the use of air conditioners have become indispensable. This is mostly due to the tropical weather of India, including the sweltering summers, that has temperatures rising up to 37 degrees Celsius.
Types of air conditioners in India
There are two kinds of air conditioners in India; the split air conditioner and window.
There are many brands of air conditioners in India.The most popular brands are foreign. Some of these brands are Samsung, LG, Voltas, Onida, Whirpool, Electrolux, Godrej, Carrier, Haier, Lloyd, Videocon, Sanyo, Kenstar, Hitachi, Bluestar, O general and TCL.
Samsung split and window air conditioners are widely available in city outlets. They are designed to consume minimum energy. In fact, they are BEE Star rated as they are energy efficient. This is important in India as many people do not have high electrical wattage available in their homes.
Samsung's BioSleep adjusts the room temperature with the biorhythms of your body to let you enjoy maximum sleep. It has a UTR (Ultra Tropical Rotary) Plus compressor cooling system that cools even at 54 degrees Celsius. The UTR Plus outshines other compressors in the market by 80 to 100 percent, making it the leader in power and reliability. The filtering in the air conditioning is silver coated making it anti-bacterial and virus resistant.
LG air conditioners are known to be the best selling in the Indian marketplace. This is because this air conditioner does not involve setting hassles compared to others. Some of the popular models are the Deco Panel Series, Color Panel Series and the Crystal Panel Series. These are designed to improve and amalgamate with the indoors of the consumer. LG offers a wide variety of colors from Champagne Gold, Majestic Silver, Cool Blue, Real Earth to Lustrous Pink.
Hi tech sensor based Intelloeye Technology enables advanced and comfortable cooling. In IntelloEye Mode, the inbuilt sensor can detect the room temperature and set the cooling, fan speed & swing settings of the air conditioner.
This company is credited with having built India's first indigenous air conditioner. The company manufactures a range of window, split and sensicool air conditioners. The range includes the Vectra, an economy model and Vertis DX, a premium model. The premium model offers international work efficiency for local prices. Both the models are built in collaboration with Fedders International U.S.A. Voltas has a nation wide network of service centers, well trained engineers and technicians, and a fully computerized network of system support for response to service requests
The Onida W112YR model sells well in India. This model is a window style air conditioner. It has a remote control, a 10.40 EER and runs on 1250 watts of electricity. It has basic presets like sleep mode and automatic shut off mode. It is not as fancy as some of the other imported air conditioners but it is extremely low priced for what it does offer. This is what makes this model so popular.
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