Which Air conditioner is preferable - Window or Split AC?
Both types of ACs offer different features and advantages to the users. Window AC
Comes in the form of a single box. It is easy to fit on a window or wall frame. This costs lesser than Split AC, but is slightly noisier than Split AC. Not much scope for aesthetics – internally and externally for the building.
There are two units – one Indoor and the other Outdoor unit – in the Split AC.
This is slightly costlier than Window AC, silent and quiet operation. Copper tubings, electrical cable and the drain pipe need to be connected to the Indoor unit and will need a suitable size hole in the wall. Installation requires more time and additional work, compared to window AC. Excellent aesthetics internally and externally.
The Indoor units come in a wide choice of colors and designs for the users to choose from.
My bed room doesn’t have the window provision; is it possible to use a window AC?
You can easily make a small opening in the wall and install the AC. Make sure that the supporting metal brackets, interior angles, etc. are structurally fastened to the building envelope and are strong enough for the size and weight of the AC unit.
All Air conditioners perform over a specified voltage range, generally between 5 to 10% of the rated voltage. Check with the manufacturer’s specification for the voltage range in which the AC can perform without failures. If your locality has a voltage fluctuation beyond the operating voltage limit, only then use stabilizer. Use a good quality stabilizer, as it also consumes energy.
Yes. It is strongly recommended for a trouble-free operation of AC. Ask the installer to run a separate wiring from your main switch to the AC socket. The neutral wire should be of same size as the phase wire. This is very important.