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5 advanced features that have now come to your ACs

By Finserv MARKETS - Mar 29,2019
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5 advanced feature that your AC should have

The summer season is almost here. However, there is no reason to fret with advanced features offered with your new Air Conditioner (AC). What was once considered a luxury item, the AC is now a common household appliance. With the advancement in technology in the industry in recent years, ACs now deliver optimum climate control in heavy rains and the cold winters.

Here are a few of the latest features that can help you make a purchase decision for your new AC-

  • A sensor network for smart cooling: 

With the latest developments in the field of electronics, ACs now use sensors and sensor technology for smart cooling solutions. One of these advancements is the image sensor technology. Your AC can now detect the number of people in the room and the shape and size of the space to optimise cooling. If there is no one present in the room, the AC automatically switches off to prevent cooling wastage. A few modern-day ACs also use a Follow Me feature wherein a sensor is inbuilt in the remote. If you enable this feature, the AC enables the specialized sensor to adjust the temperature.

  • Applications to control your AC: 

Manufacturers have developed smartphone applications to control the AC with a WiFi connection. The application provides a graphical representation of your AC usage so that you are updated on the number of units consumed. Even if the AC does not have an inbuilt app-based control, you can use the IR blaster on your smartphone to regulate the temperature.

  • The 4D airflow swing function: 

While traditional ACs use a two-way swing blade to disseminate cool air around the room, the modern-day ACs use the 4D swing capability to ensure optimal cooling. The swing is designed with a motorized vertical and horizontal utility with an omnidirectional air flow mechanism. In addition to the 4D swing feature, ACs can also come with a larger body and fan to spread air up to 30 feet.

  • Humidity control mechanisms: 

In a country like India, the weather can be quite unpredictable. A traditional AC could fail to work in humid conditions. This could lead to water leakage issues in the home. During the monsoon season, ACs can make the environment uncomfortably chilly leading to headaches, a common cold, and other forms of sickness. The newer AC models come with a dry or dehumidification mode to control the humidity in the environment and provide dry and clean air. A few high-end models even come with the Auto Humid Control technology that detects high humidity and expedites the refrigeration cycle.

  • Dual inverter technology: 

Digital inverter technology is one of the most important advancements. In the past, ACs worked with single-speed compressors that were either on or off. The compressor is the engine that powers the AC cycle and enables the refrigerant to move between the arrangement of condenser, compressor, and evaporator. If the temperature inside the room is at a certain value, the compressor automatically switches on. However, things have evolved with the relatively new inverter technology. With this technology, the compressor is on at all times but the AC draws power depending on the temperature of the incoming air and the current level set on the thermostat control. The speed and power of the compressor adjust to these factors. There are two kinds of inverter technology – single inverter and dual inverter. With the dual inverter technology, the AC is built with an advanced BLDC motor for a wider range of frequency to maintain the desired cooling with fewer fluctuations. An AC with a 1.5-tonne capacity can vary this tonnage between 0.26 to 1.71 tonne depending on the requirement. With the increasing competition, some manufacturers have innovated to build ACs with the Seamless Cascade Vector DC Inverter System to improve the coefficient of performance. The tropical inverter compressor provides peak performance at temperatures as high as 52 degrees Celsius.

While making your buying decision, you could keep in mind the latest technologies in the market to purchase the most energy-efficient and convenient model. You can sift through the latest home air conditioners in the market on online portals such as the Bajaj Finserv EMI store on Finserv MARKETS and access easy financing options with your Bajaj Card with zero down payment. The online portals even enable you to opt for the option of same-day delivery to make your buying process more efficient.

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