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
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
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
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
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.