O’General (which is a joint venture of ETA-Ascon, Dubai and Fujitsu General Limited, Japan) are the manufacturers of premium range Air Conditioners. Recently i bought one after hearing so many mouth publicity from many friends and relatives. Those people who suggested have been using almost every version of it. And here i am reviewing in general, every window version of this AC. That’s why i am not specifying any particular model no. here.
O’General Window Air Conditioner Review
Before starting writing review, i would like to tell you few things like how to calculate tonnage requirement for an Air conditioner. All you need to know how much big your room is?
So, just find out your room floor area like (10 ft x 10ft = 100 ft2)
Divide it by 600. So, this gives you basic AC capacity. And you have to add 0.5 ton for every 5 people.
So, its like 100 divided by 600 = 0.167. Add 0.5 ton for 4-5 people living in that room which results as (0.167 + 0.5) = 0.667.
So, for 10ft x 10 ft room, usually a 0.8 ton air conditioner is enough.
Same way you can calculate tonnage require of air conditioner for any room size.
Also to mention, always go for a rotary compressor, your electricity bill would be 15-20% lower and noise would be low and cooling efficiency would be much better.
Now, talking of review:
O’General AC Cooling Effectiveness
The cooling of this air-conditioner is very effective. It cools down room very well and fast . Since i am writing this review in winter, so it doesn’t mean that this thing would be biased. My friends had oGeneral AC already since years and they operating it without any problem. I had tested this AC in summers and i must tell you, that 6 years old AC (at my friend home) was really effective and at night, when i even started feeling more cold, then i adjusted the temperature to some higher temperature and had a real peaceful night. So, coming back to my new AC, i ran it and tested it run below 18 deg C and it was able to do it. I was simply shocked since most other brands AC usually don’t run below 18 deg C. So, on cooling terms, this AC simply impressed me well.
O’General AC Build Quality
I really liked the build quality and finishing of this product. Every corner of this product was properly manufactured and finishing quality is very high. Since, o’General AC’s comes in premium range and its cost is almost highest than any other AC available in India, so we really expect its build quality to be premium as well. So, in this case too i am quite much impressed with it.
O’General AC Looks
I won’t say that looks of this AC is bad or good. Since its looks varies as per tonnage version. I liked the looks of 0.8 ton and 1 ton window AC version personally but looks of 1.5 ton AC is quite basic and you won’t find that version quite much attractive in terms of looks only. But, as per all mouth publicity i heard, its the most popular AC in its category. But i wonder why o’General does not work on improving its looks a little better. While buying this, i saw AC of Hitachi too and frankly speaking i was quite much impressed from their looks. Even at one point, i had a mind of buying that one, but since i already had a deal with showroom dealer and all the appreciation i received for o’General AC’s, so i went ahead buying this only. But for looks, things can be improved with time.
O’General Window AC Power Consumption
When it comes to case of power consumption, Yes, they are really power efficient. But what i personally feel, a person when if he can buy this premium AC, will not care much about power consumption. Its like buying Honda City rather than Maruti Suzuki Alto, however both have high fuel efficiency and in same way, this AC has high efficiency in power saving or in other words, its cooling is so much powerful that you will place a timer daily of 1-2 hours rather than keeping it ON whole night. I am sure, not everyone like to sleep whole night under AC. Its actually not good for health keeping that running whole night.
O’General Window AC After Sales Service
Talking of after sales service, i would recommend buying O’General AC’s from its authorized dealers only. The reason is i have heard not so good reviews for after sales service by this company. Even i didn’t got any call from O’General company which usually other company guys do asking whether the AC got installed properly or not. And at-least buying from an authorized dealer will help you keep poking him if in any case AC requires some maintenance or servicing.
O’General Window AC Price
As per i said previously too, upto my knowledge, O’General and Hitachi AC’s are the costliest Air conditioner in Indian markets. But when you actually use them, there cost get justified. So, let me make you aware with approximate prices of o’general window AC:
|Model No.||Tonnage Capacity||Prices *|
Rs. 17000 – 19000
Rs. 23000 – 24000
Rs. 25500 – 26500
Rs. 29500 – 30500
* – Approximate Prices, it may varies from place to place.