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What is the meaning of a 'Ton' in ACs and how does it impact cooling?

By Finserv MARKETS - Sep 4,2019
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Climate change is evident in the gradually rising temperatures worldwide along with associated weather disruptions like delayed monsoon etc. With the surging mercury, summers have become unbearable in most parts of the country. While air conditioning was considered quite a luxury in the early 1990s, it is slowly turning into a necessity with the peak summer temperature touching the 50 celcius mark in many cities.

However badly they are needed, air conditioners are still dearly priced in the market, making them a relatively big investment for your household. Moreover, the cost of ACs has recently gone up by 10 to 15% after the implementation of the new ISEER (Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings.

Air conditioners vary in their capacity to cater to different needs like the size of the room, purpose of usage etc. Now, buying an air conditioner can be done with the swipe of a finger online. Moreover, through platforms like the Bajaj Finserv EMI store, you get access to a wide range of sellers that helps you explore and compare so you can buy what best suits your needs and budget.

With the help of the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store, available on Finserv MARKETS, you can browse through a wide catalogue of latest air conditioners and pay back the amount of your purchase through easy installments with no hidden charges or cost.

This surely makes shopping for an air conditioners hassle-free but you must be aware of a few important technicalities so that you can buy the best option that suits your requirements. So, keep these few things in mind while you explore your options for air conditioners on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store.

What is Ton in AC: Meaning of Ton in AC?

The first question to ask yourself is how big the air conditioner should be? We are all aware of the terminology ‘ton’ with reference to ACs. But do you know what ton in air conditioner means?

What ton in AC means?

Ton of an AC refers to the amount of heat removed by the air conditioner in one hour. Higher it is the greater will be the cooling capacity of the AC. Therefore, if you have a compact bedroom, a 1-ton AC is suggested for you while a room with a bigger area would require greater tonnage accordingly.

The tonnage of an AC basically depends on several factors like the room size, maximum average temperature outside, number of people in the room, etc. Understandably, during the hottest months, more tonnage is required to cool a room, whereas say in the month of October, it would cool the room in no time. In the same way, it is affected by day and night.

While it may take a long time to cool the room while the sun is burning outside, nights are relatively easier to cool the room down. Therefore, when you are exploring your options to buy the best AC for your home or office on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store, remember to keep the peak summer day in mind and choose accordingly.

There has been a rapid rise in India’s surface temperature over the decades. The country has witnessed a notable warming trend in northwestern India, beginning in the 1970s and accelerating in the 2000s and 2010s, according to a research study.

Every year surpasses the maximum temperature reached in the previous year, making the soaring heat practically unbearable for people. Consequently, the surge in demand for ACs has been significant over the past decades and nearly 6 million units are reported to be sold annually in the country. By capacity, 1 to 2-ton air conditioners have enjoyed the biggest market revenue share in the overall Indian AC market.

In India, the northern region has taken a big share of the pie on account of harsher mercury, improving residential sector, and quality of life in general. The northern region is followed closely by the southern and western regions. Collectively, India’s AC market is expected to catapult from 30 million to a billion units by 2050.

However, the penetration of ACs in still limited to cities and its overall penetration in the country falls between 4 to 5%. This implies a huge opportunity for sellers and exciting times for new buyers who now have a plethora of options to choose from.

If you are looking for the best air conditioners, the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store is definitely the right choice. All these latest air conditioners are available on the EMI store at the best prices, and at no-cost EMIs with zero down payments and no extra processing fee using the Bajaj Finserv EMI Card. If the product is somehow found damaged, the store immediately changes it or the customer gets a full cashback.


Check out all the latest AC models on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store along with their features and prices in India. So there you go. Now what are you waiting for? Go buy your favourite one today!


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