First of all, I know there are around 10 threads discussing about air conditioners. But I opened this thread for specific info on couple of ac models and info on manufacturer extended warranties. I am from kerala and I know the rains are already upon us and the summer heat is going away. There are some renovation work(painting and stuff) taking place in my home and decided to move the windows ac to another rarely used room and install a split one in one of the bedroom in the topfloor. It is a small room of about 10.5X11 sq ft. with around 9.5ft ceiling and SUN pouring down its mighty on its roof.AC will be used for 8-9 hours a day. So I decided to go with an inverter AC and I think 1ton is enough. Now the budget is maximum 45K. I have seen a lot of complaints about the inverter ACs from all the manufacturers. Even all the third party AC technicians I contacted saying the life expectancy of the inverter ac is less. They are saying when the normal ACs work perfectly for a decade, inverters fail in 2-3 years.
I was searching for a best deal on inverter ac. Since almost all the sites wont deliver large appliances like ACs to kerala, I decided to go for offline purchase.But I remembered infibeam used to ship large packets to our house. So I searched and found a good deal on infibeam 28K (with coupon) for an inverter ac, that too with copper condenser and whopping 11yrs compressor warranty – HAIER 1 Ton Inverter Split AC (HSU-13CNMW) – http://www.infibeam.com/Home_Appliances/haier-1... . I know this haier AC is pure chinese model and I remember seeing 8-10K per piece import price of haier ACs in zauba. But I am thinking, if haier could give me a 3 or4 years extended warranty (dont know if they are giving) on the pcb and other components, its a good deal. Any body using this model inverter AC? I would love to get some review on this.
I am open to all the other brands and budget is max 45K. But I am worried about the failure rate of inverter ACs. Do you guys know any inverter model comes with 5 yrs full warranty, I meant all the components including pcb. Am I seeing 5 yrs complete warranty logo on this lloyd model?(Edit: Indeed they are providing 5 yrs complete warranty – http://www.mylloyd.com/cms.php...20 .Now lloyd seems to be a sensible purchase than that Haier) LS13AI – http://www.mylloyd.com/product-description.php?... .Bijilibachao also listed this AC in their top efficient inverter AC list. Last year also we decided to install the split ac. At that time I decided on sharp inverter models seeing all those positive reviews and major electricity savings. But now I am shocked to see just negative reviews. Did their inverter models practically destroyed the sharp brand ? Also daikin was in the priority list. Now there are a lot of complaints about daikin popping up. By reading from different forums, I came to know that the reputation of daikin took a hit after they started to manufacture/assemble in India. Still I like their FTKM/DTKM/ATKM AC models. ’cause unlike F/A/DTKH series, they can reduce the operating power to 220W after the preset cooling has achieved. Now thats really great. And its slightly above 45K ish. Also 1 ton inverter ac from GENERAL is also in my list. O General ASGG12JLCA – http://www.amazon.in/General-ASGG12JLCA-1-0-Inv.... Its around 42K.
So in short I am searching for
User info on manufacturer extended warranty from DAIKIN/O general/Lloyd/Haier or any other manufactuers
User reviews on HAIER 1 Ton Inverter Split AC (HSU-13CNMW)
User reviews on Daikin FTKM/DTKM/ATKM series inverter ACs
User reviews on O General 1 Ton Inverter AC ASGG12JLCA
Any recommendation of inverter AC from other manufacturers.
Basically need to know the longevity of these models and I dont wanna waste a premium to get savings in electricity and later spend a hefty amount on repairs. I may have to go with normal 5 star ACs if I cant confirm these models wont give trouble.
Tagging couple of dimers that I have seen engaging in the other AC related threads. @dharmanath481 @Spock @cybertechie .
@cybertechie bro, since you are a malayali, you must have some info on the offline dealers,service personals etc. Do you know any expert technicians in trivandrum who will give some info regarding the longevity of inverter ac from different manufacturers? Asking ’cause they must have a pretty good idea on the service provided by the manufacturers.Also please mention if there are any manufacturers who provide service directly through their own service centers in trivandrum. Do you have any recommendation on any specific dealers?