When do you need a new air conditioner? That's easy — you just need to look at your electricity bill.
Sudden spikes in electric consumption mean an appliance has been eating a lot of energy. One of the biggest culprits is the air conditioner. Watch out when it is twice as long to cool the room. That's a signal to your unit may need replacing.
If you're ready to purchase, get the inverter type because it consumes less energy yet fast cooling.
At Samsung Philippines’ launch of its new air conditioner line, its first-ever window-type inverter air conditioner promises to help save up to 61% on energy yet can still cool a room 15% faster than non-inverter units. (And if your area is vulnerable to unexpected power surges, the Soft Start Mode will come in handy.)
Suppose the savings on your electrical bill doesn’t sound attractive enough for its price (retail price starts at P36,999 for the window type ). In that case, the following features may make it a worthy purchase, especially for families with babies and kids.
Samsung's window-type air conditioner with a digital inverter now has a filter with anti-mite technology that can destroy bacteria, allergens, and other airborne contaminants.
The filter becomes even high-tech with the split type (though more expensive at P51,995). This aircon unit has a built-in air purifier that can "effectively attract, capture, and sterilize up to 99% of dust, bacteria, and other harmful substances."
Samsung is proud to add the air purifier for the split-type can clean the air of PM1.0 pollution. And the aircon has a light indicator that will show you the air quality in the room: blue for optimum air quality, green means average air quality, yellow means poor, and red means very poor.
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The split-type aircon also has what Samsung calls a "wind free" cooling feature. You won't feel any harsh cold draft or wind on your face or heads with how it disperses the cool air. So you don't have to worry so much where you need to position the bed, sofa or dining table.
Now that’s something the senior citizens of the house who hand out the “huwag itapat sa aircon” advice will appreciate.