Carrier Expert Advice
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.
Buying and Selecting
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.
Service and Maintenance
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.