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   Carrier Expert Advice :
  The Carrier Expert advice helps you in owning & maintaining your air conditioners . The following are a few frequently asked questions which we have tried to answer
  What is a BTU?
  Ans: It is the amount of Heat required to change the temperature of one pound of water by one degree fahrenheit.
  What is One ton equivalent to?
  Ans: One ton equals 12000 BTUs per hour.
  What is EER?
  Ans: This is a cooling efficiency with respect to power consumption.
  How does an Aircondition operate?
  Ans:An air conditioner operates on a refrigerant gas. The gas is at a low temp in one part of the A/c and at a high temp in an other part of the A/c. This is achieved by compressor compressing the gas continuously.
  How do I determine the AC tonnage basis my room size? And what AC should I opt for – Window or Split?
  Ans: Windows are available upto 2.0 TR.Above this capacity only splits are available.Besides if the location of the room is such that a window can not be installed then also a split is the only option.
  Please consider following points :
  A location where Sunlight does not fall directly on the unit.
  There is no obstacle to air flow to and from the A/C
  The place can give a rigid platform so that the A/C can be installed securely. This will also reduce  sound and vibration.
  What kind of features should influence my purchase decision?
  Ans:Following point can be considered:
  Capacity as per requirement
  Power consumption and durabilities of machine.
  What is the difference between Rotary and Reciprocatory Compressor?
  Ans:Rotary Compressor compresses the refrigerant gas by a rotating mechanism while a Reciprocating Compressor does the same by converting a rotating action of a motor into a liner action.
  What is the difference between Scroll and Reciprocatory Compressor?
  Ans:Scroll Compressor has a moving scroll which creates pressure. A Reciprocating Compressor uses piston cylinder to compress the refrigerant gas.
  Do I need to buy a voltage stabilizer?and what voltage should I have?
  Ans: Yes , if voltage is a problem in your area.207 to 253 V.
  How often should I clean my filter?
  Ans: The air cleaner should be checked and cleaned atleast once every 2 weeks or more often as may be necessary.
  How much electricity would my AC use?
  Ans: Depending upon A/c capacity. The Electrical Power Consumption will vary.
  What is the cost of maintaining my AC?
  Ans: It will depend on type and capacity.Please refer to the dealer.
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