Tuesday, April 20, 2021

How to choose the best AC for your home in your budget? | 10 things to consider while buying an Air Conditioner

Looking forward to buying an AC for your home? Then you are in the right place as we are on a mission to make decision-making easy for our readers.

Top 10 things to consider while finalizing the right Air Conditioner for your home.

Top 10 things to consider while buying an air conditioner
Top 10 things to consider while buying an AC for your home

1. Capacity: The first thing you need to consider is what tonnage of AC is right for your home. Several factors affect your air conditioner tonnage calculations like your room size, roof and walls are shaded or it gets direct sunlight? in which directions your home windows are and what size they are? How many persons would be inside the room?

A rough calculation based on room size is 120 ~140 sq. ft. area will need 1 ton, 150 ~180 sq. ft. area will need 1.5 ton and 180 ~240 sq. ft. area will need 2-ton cooling capacity air conditioner. You should add 0.5 ton to it if your roof gets direct sunlight or users are more than 2 + 1 (kid). You can opt for convertible or adjustable air conditioner's that can adapt to tonnage as per requirements up to 0.5 tons. So if you have a 1.5 ton AC and there are a few persons around it will consume less (approx 1-ton usage) vs. crowded (max. usage) without much compromising on cooling. 

2. Energy Efficiency: You should always look forward to higher energy efficiency models. Also, a key thing to note is that standards of efficiency are raised every year hence a 2021 5-star model would be more energy-efficient than a 2020 model. 

Electricity charges per unit are on a higher side hence you will save the money in 2-4 years vs. the premiums paid initially but if you have a Solar Power plant at home that produces access units of energy then you can save money by buying a 3-star rated air conditioner. If you have not set up a solar power plant yet you should consider getting one to save huge on your electricity bills. Know more about solar panels for home here.

PRO TIP: If you plan to use AC for 8 to 10 hours a day only for summers (3 to 4 months), it is recommended to buy at least a 3-Star rated air conditioner. In case you intend to use Air Conditioner for 5 to 7 months in a year, it is advised that you go for a 5-Star rated AC. Planning to use it extensively for round the year or over 10 months? Go for a 5-star inverter or dual inverter air conditioner. If you are from North India where winters are extreme go for Hot & Cold Inverter AC for maximum power savings.

3. Split or Window AC: Window AC's are cheaper. They are easy to install and maintain but Window ACs are more energy-efficient, looks aesthetically good, comparatively quieter in operations (makes less noise) and provides better air distribution. So, if budget is not an issue  go ahead with a Split AC.

4. Your Budget i.e Price range: Your budget or the amount of money you want to invest definitely limits the search for the best AC. Even though we might be aesthetically inclined towards a specific product or feature we have to let go of it considering the price premiums we have to pay. Ex. if your budget is in low or mid-range then we can simply skip WiFi enabled AC's as it does not adds to the basic functioning of air conditioner i.e cooling and can be easily skipped for mid-budget ranges. If you have a good budget then go for WiFi-enabled AC, connect with your smart home control devices and control your ac through voice commands.

Common Mistake to avoid: Please do not buy a low tonnage AC when your actual room size needs a higher one. This mistake will lead to improper cooling, higher bills and maybe you will end up wasting more money.

5. Air Quality: Are you living in cities where air quality is not good? then you should consider air conditioners with air quality filters like PM 2.5, HD filters etc.  In case, your city has a very high level of air pollution and your indoor air is compromised you should consider buying an Air purifier with a True HEPA filter than relying on your AC for air quality. 

Know this: A good quality filter not only ensures clean air but also improves the cooling performance and energy efficiency of AC by preventing the choking of evaporator coil due to dust particles. Please clean your filters at regular interval of times.

6. Service Warranty: Off-course, always look for maximum service warranty. The only reason we listed here is that we often miss on this. Warranties you should look for 10 years on compressor, 5 years on PCB. Comprehensive product warranty is mostly 1 year but consider add-on extended warranties.

Some online shopping portals like TataCliq, Amazon, Flipkart do offer additional extended warranties at an additional charge. Buying offline? Ask your retailer for it.

You may consider adding them. During seasonal sales extended warranties might be available even for Free like TataCliq often provides a free extended warranty on TATA owned brand Voltas.

7. Antibacterial and Antiviral filters: Considering the current pandemic situation buying an AC with additional antibacterial and antiviral filters is a lucrative offering but its efficacy in stopping the spread of corona-virus is a matter of research especially if the virus is already present inside the room. The filter can kill the viruses passing through it but will it kill the viruses already present in the room? A detailed research may give a clear picture. Generally, avoid air conditioner usage if you are living with a covid patient as it may spread the virus through air circulation. We conclude that antibacterial and antiviral filters are good to have but not to rely on them and keep practising all covid guidelines and basic home hygiene practices.

8. Noise Levels: We often miss this important parameter hence we have added it here. The lower the noise dB levels the better it is. We have often seen a 40K AC having 45+ dB level noise while a 35K operating under 40 dB. So while choosing ac see noise levels too as we all want peaceful living ;-)

9. Authorized service centers near you: Always check for authorized service centers near you. Give priority to a brand that has a service center near you over others. AC is heavy equipment carrying it to service centers is an expensive deal, see if an authorized service center near you would be servicing your air conditioner at your home. If an authorized service center is far away they may charge you extra or deny servicing especially after the warranty period is over. Also, ACs are like cars, and they need regular servicing to remain in the best condition and optimum performance. Once installed, there should be regular servicing, preferably quarterly.

10. Multipurpose: Do you live in a location where winters are too cold? then Go for Hot and Cold air conditioners that cools you down in summers and makes you hot in winters ;-) And yes, Hot & Cold Air Conditioners are up to 35% more energy-efficient than heaters. 

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Navneet Singh Chauhan

Founder, Kharidega.com

Friday, October 2, 2020

India's Best Off-Grid Solar Panel System for Home - Free Delivery and EMI available

India's Best Off-Grid Solar Panel System for Home - Free Delivery, Additional discounts, Bank Loans and EMI available.

Hi. I would strongly recommend you to get a solar power system for your home. And let me explain you

Why you need a solar power system for your home?

1. You generate your own power at a cheaper rate than your electricity provider.

2. Solar energy is clean, green and saves the environment

3. It's Reliable. You get round the clock power supply except on some cloudy days and in some hazy / foggy winter days (applicable in some part of northern and north-east india)

4. You get higher return on your investments. After 4-6 years (depending on the sunshine and subsidy in your state) the electricity is literally free for next 20 years. 

5. You get 25+ years of warranty on solar panels. Even after 25 Years the panels continue to produce electricity but below 80% of its capacity. You simply need to just upgrade the solar panels.

Ok. What extra benefits I can avail? 

1. You can easily get Bank Loans on on-grid solar power system

2. EMI options - No cost EMI (for 3 months) is also available if you buy online from here. Upto 12 months of EMI options available from various banks. Offers are subject to change. You can select various banks and options when you select EMI on checkout page.

3. Monthly Savings - You save huge amount on your electricity bills on grid connected solar systems. Or pay no bills when you get a complete off-grid solar system.

3. Get additional 100 Rs. discount on Loom Solar using discount coupon code - welcome.

4. More than 50% off on solar panels and other solar products at Loom Solar.

What are the Best Solar Panel Power system for your home

If electricity supply at your home is not regular you can go for an off-grid solar power system. In this key components are solar panels, inverter and batteries. As batteries are involved for storing power the cost of this system is high compared to on-grid system where batteries are not used. But this system makes your home power independent. No subsidy is provided by government on off-grid systems.

You can avail easy EMI options, delivery is free to most pincodes in India. 

1 kw off-grid solar power system - This loom solar - Luminous Solar Power system is best suited for moderate homes with Running load Up to 1200 watts of power with combination of - 5 Ceiling Fans, 20 Led lights, 2 Television, 1 refrigerator, 1 mixer and a Laptop/Mobile Charging. If your power load is high in some cases you might have to switch-off your refrigerator while using washing machine. This system is not recommended if you wish to run air conditioners. For Air conditioners you need 3 to 5 kw system.

Luminous 1 kw solar system is designed to give power supply for 8-10 hours to 3-4 BHK homes in India having severe power cuts and unreliable electricity supply. It generates a power of 5000 watts during the day using sun power. 

If you are living in a city or at place where electricity is available but power cuts are frequent and long, This Solar system helps you to run all your power equipment directly from sun, It occupies 100 sqft. space in installation.  Buy it now here - 1 kw loom solar system. Don't forget to use coupon code welcome to save 100 Rs. Also, you can avail EMI options upto 12 months so its not heavy on your pocket.

PRICE - 95,000 INR (installation cost included), Free Delivery to most pincodes.

You can expand its capacity to 1.375 watt by adding one additional Loom Solar Panel of 375 watt - 24 volt Mono PERC at just 13,000 Rs.

Looking too much costly? then you can get a 500 watt capacity solar system at 50,000 Rs. It is highly recommended to add additional panel of 180 Watt that will cost only 8500 Rs. more.

Too less power for your requirements? then go for 3 kw or 5 kw system as required.

Check the complete range of off-grid solar systems here

Get add-on solar panels for your solar systems here.



Team - Kharidega.com

Friday, May 31, 2019

Top 5 Best Mobile Phones under 10000 in India (May 2019)

Looking for a feature-rich yet budget-friendly phone under 10,000 Rs.? then you are on the right website.

Here we present the best smartphones under 10,000 Rs. available in India.

The phones are ranked based on features, performances, looks, brand value, customer support and individual thought perception of the writer.

We have rated two phones as number 1 as they are really competitive and has slightly different benefits so you can decide what matters you most? in-built storage or a better FHD Screen.

Here are the phones worth buying at 10,000 Rs.

1. Realme 3 (3 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage) - PRICE - 9,999

Why it's the number 1 choice? because at 9,999 you get a 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB Storage phone with an awesome processor and a dual rear camera setup with a front 13 MP selfie camera.

Kharidega.com Smartphone Score - 90

Key Features - Highlights

RAM - 3 GB RAM | Memory - 64 GB ROM |
Memory Card Slot - YES and Expandable Upto 256 GB
Display Screen - 15.8 cm (6.22 inch) HD+ Display
Rear Camera 13MP + 2MP Dual Camera
Front Selfie Camera - 13MP
Batter - 4230 mAh Battery that lasts all day long
Processor - MediaTek Helio P70 Octa Core 2.1 GHz AI Processor

Specification based Ratings (based on reviews on Flipkart on a 5-point scale as on 12th May 2019)

Camera - 4.2 Battery - 4.5 Display - 2.8 (because its not FHD but at this price display is good).
Value for Money - 4.9 (totally worth the price)

Special Benefits offered by RealMe brand - You get a 20W VOOC fast charger in the box along with a transparent phone case and a glass screen guard already applied on the screen. (Approx Value of 1500 Rs.). You also get a SIM ejector tool i.e Pin and a user guide and warranty card

Advantage Vs. Disadvantage against Redmi Note 7.

Advantage - More Storage (64 GB against Redmi's 32 GB) and a slightly bigger battery.

Disadvantage - An HD+ Display vs. Redmi Note 7's FHD+ Display.

WISH: Redmi Note 7 had a triple slot SIM arrangement so that we get an FHD+ display as well as expand the storage using an SD Card while being able to use two SIMs. That would have made Redmi Note 7 an unbeatable phone in this segment. RedMi are you listening?

1. Redmi Note 7 (3 GB RAM, 32 GB Storage) -PRICE - 9,999

Redmi Note 7 from India's Number 1 smartphone brand Xiaomi is our another choice as No.1

Without any doubts, this phone is a beast in this price range.

The big advantage at this price point is FHD+ Screen from a trusted and well-established brand like Xiaomi.

Let's look into the specifications/key highlights of the phone


Memory / Storage - 32 GB ROM and Expandable Up to 256 GB. Please note that the sim slot is hybrid i.e you can either use two SIMs or 1 sim and an SD card.

Display Screen - 16.0 cm (6.3 inch) FHD+ Display

Camera - 12MP + 2MP Dual Rear Camera and a 13MP Front Selfie Camera

Battery - 4000 mAh Li-polymer Battery

Processor - Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE Processor

Quick Charge 4.0 Support. NOTE: A regular charger (5V-2A) is provided so if you want quick charging you need to get one)

3. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (3 GB RAM, 32 GB Storage)

We are keeping the slot 2 empty to let you decide who is Number 1 and 2. Please let us know
which phone you would rank no.1 and 2.

So the third phone is definitely Zenfone Max Pro M2 by Asus (a Taiwan-based multinational computer and phone hardware and electronics company headquartered in Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan)

Let's look into the specifications/key highlights of the phone


Memory / Storage - 32 GB ROM and Expandable Up to 2 TB.

Display Screen: 15.9 cm (6.26 inch) FHD+ Display

Camera - 12MP + 2MP Dual Rear Camera and a 13MP Front Selfie Camera

Battery - 5000 mAh Li-polymer Battery

Processor - Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa Core Processor

4. RedMi Y3 (3GB RAM, 32 GB Storage)

5. RealMe U1 (3GB RAM, 32 GB Storage)
Redmi 3 PRO

Redmi 2 PRO
(add rating and review details)

Kharidega.com Specs Score for this range is decided on the following factors

4 GB RAM - 10, 3-5    : 5
64 GB - 20, 32 GB - 10   : 20
Processor - 20,10       :20
Camera - 20      : 20
Screen - FHD - 10. HD - 5    : 5
Online Reviews - 20 - 4.5 and Above - 20, between 4 to 4.5 - 15. below 4 - 10