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LG Split Air Conditioner (AC) Review, Price, Features And Models

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LG Split Air Conditioners (AC) is again one of the popular selling in air conditioner market and have a quiet good percentage of coverage if compared to Samsung or Voltas. LG has gained a good market share with coming time by improving things at time like product quality or customer service support. So we are here reviewing Split Version of LG air conditioners.

This article has been updated for year 2013 and few additions of features took place.

If you want to read specifically for LG Inverter V Split AC’s, head over here – LG Inverter V Air Conditioner Review, Price, Features And Specifications

LG Split Air Conditioner (AC) Review

With a strong dominance of split air conditioner over window air conditioner, people have become more inclined to buy split AC’s rather than window AC because of many reasons. Some may don’t have dedicated window for installing window AC or some may not want to make a big cut in their wall for installing it. However, in case of Split AC’s, it just requires a small hole in wall, which hides behind air conditioning unit and AC looks better on wall. This is pretty obvious that split ac’s are better in looks than window ac’s. However at same time, installation of them can be clumsy for case to case. So, before buying, one must check what are his/her actual needs and which would be better for them.

LG Split Air Conditioner (AC) Cooling Effectiveness

LG in-house technology named “INVERTER V” is what behind the successful life of lg split ac’s. This technology is available in LG window ac’s as well. This technology comes handy when effective cooling is required as well as power efficient too. The major benefit of “INVERTER V” technology is when we start the air conditioner, the compressor will start at maximum speed to reach the desired temperature quickly. Once the room attains the desired temperature, LG INVERTER will adjust and constantly vary the compressor speed to maintain the desired room temperature with minimum power consumption. This is the major benefit of having a variable speed compressor rather than a constant speed compressor that it consumes less speed and hence lower power usage bills. And hence cooling is very powerful.

4 way Cooling LG Split AC

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The air outlet is designed for strong airflow which brings down the room temperature upto 7 deg within a minute. Its 4-way swing disperses cool air quickly and effectively in multiple directions to reach every corner of room. However you can adjust horizontal vane from step 1 to 6 with full auto swing or you can adjust vertical vane too from step 1 to 5, left and right with full auto swing to cool specific area of a room. The 4-way swing provides optimized flow regardless of your location in your room like any other AC. You can feel the airflow upto a distance of 30ft when adjusted properly.

LG Window Air Conditioner (AC) Build Quality

We buy big brands products because we expect them to give us great quality products. And if they don’t deliver good quality products, then there name came on stake. The competition is market is so high that if a brand don’t meet the required standards, they can loose market share so fast, that could give them a loss in millions. That’s why LG doesn’t compromise when it comes to quality of its split AC’s products. There products have quality which had improved with time a lot when it comes to compressor or outer looks or body. Hence, product build quality is good and the parts fitted inside also have a good life span because that’s also matter very much. Again if you heard some critics about it, then critics can be for any company, think yourself, if you got 100 customers, you’ll never find all 100 satisfied with your service or products.

LG Split Air Conditioner (AC) Looks

LG got a huge range to offer in split AC’s. They have tried to offer a varied range for everyone’s budget. And if we talk about looks, those are quite good. There are some models whose outer body is fully colored to match your interior looks for those who don’t like plain white looks. Those full colored AC’s looks very luxurious and can make your neighbor’s envy. However everyone has got its own opinions about its looks, if you check Mitsubishi or Hitachi looks, they also do have got some nice difference in looks but at same time they have got a huge price gap too. So, its like this, if you have got a thick pocket, go to looks with premium brands or you want to have a cost efficient thing with good looks, go for LG.

LG Split Air Conditioner (AC) Power Consumption

LG Split AC Bee Star Rating Model Year 2012

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A state of art heat exchanger, an efficient air outlet, and INVERTER V technology are the major unique features behind high efficiency of LG’s split ac’s conditioners. This INVERTER V technology operates the air conditioner with variable speed of compressor which helps savings energy a lot. The Brushless DC motor is one of the major factor for reducing power consumption. This motor has strong torque and powerful Neodymium magnets inside the rotor, which helps BLDC motor to provide large air volumes and high static pressure. And 13 different step precise speed control makes the operation more smoother. For Electrical and Mechanical both, noise is lower and high speed operation is available as well.

Savings With LG Split AC

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If you going to buy split AC’s soon, check for BEE star ratings. The higher the star ratings, more power efficient AC would be. And recently LG made huge improvement in there compressor and many things, so while buying split AC, check in BEE star rating label that the model year is 2012 only. If you find an AC with older model date, i would suggest not buying it because the recent product updated features and parts are more power efficient. You will find power consumption range more efficient on 2012 models. LG was awarded First Prize in Manufacturer’s of BEE Star labeled appliances (Air Conditioner) Sector during National Energy Conversation Awards 2010. This award is currently instituted and given by Ministry of Power, Government of India.

LG Split Air Conditioner (AC) Durability

When we talk about durability, we expect our AC’s to work at extreme temperatures and perform equal at all outer temperature range. If they don’t perform at peak temperatures during summers, the AC becomes a box of plastic for us. And LG split AC’s have performed well on all the reviews we aggregated about it. For having durability, it has a MF condenser instead of traditional fin and tube condenser. Heat capacity is 10-20% higher in MF condenser when compared fin and tube. Also this condenser is made up of Aluminium to prevent Galvanic Corrosion. When compared to fin and tube condenser, it consumer less power and delivers better performance.

LG Split Air Conditioner (AC) Features

  • Ionizer

Ionizer sterilize not only the air going through the air conditioner but also all surrounding harmful substances and odor too. The ion clusters created by ionizer plasma pattern electrodes form radicals over the surface of harmful bacteria to eliminate odor and hydrogen particles of the bacteria.

  • Highly Silent

It inbuilt unique skew fan and low vibrating compressor produces less sound and helps you having a sound sleep. The unique thing about skew fan is its design has minimum surface pressure on the fan blade which when comes in contact with the air, the peak noise is reduced to a very lower level of 19dB.

  • Auto Cleaning

Inbuilt Auto Cleaning function prevents the forming of bacterial and mold on the heat exchanger and hence more cleaner air for a long time. The automatic cleaning function dries wet heat exchanger and ions from Ionizer which sterilizes the coil to prevent the breeding of molds and bacteria. It eliminates odor from air conditioners and saves from discomfort of having frequent cleaning of filter.

  • Plasma Cyclotron Filter
LG Plasma Cyclotron Filter

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Its plasma filtration system protects the user from odor and harmful substances floating in air. It also deactivates virus that pose risks to health and hence more cleaner air. The filter removes house mites, micro dust and put fur to those in order to save user from allergy/asthma symptoms.

  • E-Saver Mode

Using BATA algorithm (Body Adaptation Time Algorithm) is a new technology being offered by LG in it’s split range air conditioners. What it actually does that it helps consuming less power upon reaching a room temperature when our body stop sensing temperature change. It’s a quite useful feature and merge well with InverterV technology.

  • 3M Mirco Protection Filter

LG is the only company which offers protection from dust and harmful bacteria by it’s unique 3M Micro protection filter and fine mesh dual protection filter. These filters are capable of removing dust and bacteria up to size of 0.3 um for providing fresh and pure air to users. Again, this also helps in maintaining performance on cooling and reduced electricity bills for a longer period of time.

LG Split Air Conditioner (AC) After Sales Service

From all the reviews we aggregated, we found LG After sales service satisfactory. Customer care support is good and supportive and understand problems well when explained properly. Just in case, if you found some glitches in customer care support, contact them directly on there Facebook page to get an early response. This is the major benefit of purchasing products of big brands, now-a-days you can get them easily using social networking websites.

Update: Now LG offers a 211 service which means once you register your complaint, LG service engineer will call you back in 2 hours (hence 2), set up an appointment for the next convenient day for you (hence the first 1), and show up in the promised 1-hour slot (hence the second 1). If the next convenient day for you is the next day, that’s great too.

LG Split Air Conditioner (AC) Price List

Model No.

Tonnage Capacity

BEE Star Rating

MRP (in Rs.)

L-Ultra LSA2UR2F

0.75

2

Rs.22490

L-Ultra LSA3UR2F

1

2

Rs.27490

L-Maxima LSA3MR2M

1

2

Rs.28990

L-Aura LSA3AR2M 1 2 Rs.28990
L-Zyya LSA3ZR2M 1 2 Rs.28990
L-Nova LSA3NR3F1 1 3 Rs.26990
L-Aura LSA3AR3M1  1 3 Rs.30490
L-Maxima LSA3MR3M1  1  3 Rs.30490
L-Zyya LSA3ZR3M1  1  3 Rs.30990
L-Energia Wine Red  1  3 Rs.33990
 L-Nova LSA3NR5F  1  5 Rs.30990
 L-Aura LSA3AR5M  1  5 Rs.34490
 L-Maxima LSA3MR5M  1  5 Rs.34490
 L-Zyya LSA3ZR5M  1  5 Rs.34990
 L-Energia Wine Red LSA3EW5Z  1  5 Rs.38490
 L-Aura LSA12ARMH (Hot & Cold)  1  Not Applicable Rs.31990
 L-Ultra LSA5UR2F  1.5  2 Rs.29990
 L-Maxima LSA5MR2M  1.5  2 Rs.32990
 L-Aura LSA5AR2M  1.5  2 Rs.32990
 L-Zyya LSA5ZR2M  1.5  2 Rs.33490
 L-Nova LSA5NR3F  1.5 3 Rs.31990
 L-Maxima LSA5MR3M  1.5 3 Rs.35490
 L-Aura LSA5AR3M  1.5 3 Rs.35490
 L-Zyya LSA5ZR3M  1.5 3 Rs.35990
 L-Energia Wine Red LSA5EW3Z  1.5 3 Rs.40290
 L-Nova LSA5NR5F 1.5 5 Rs.36490
 L-Maxima LSA5MR5M 1.5 5 Rs.39990
 L-Aura LSA5AR5M 1.5 5 Rs.39990
 L-Zyya LSA5ZR5M 1.5 5 Rs.40490
 L-Energia Wine Red LSA5EW5Z 1.5 5 Rs.45490
 L-Energia Silver LSA5ES5Z 1.5 5 Rs.45490
 L-Aura LSA18ARMH (Hot & Cold) 1.5 Not Applicable Rs.37490
 L-Ultra LSA6UR2F 2 2 Rs.37990
 L-Aura LSA6AR2M 2 2 Rs.41990
 L-Maxima LSA6MR2M 2 2 Rs.41990
 L-Zyya LSA6ZR2M 2 2 Rs.42490
 L-Nova LSA6NR3F 2 3 Rs.37990
 L-Zyya LSA6ZR3M 2 3 Rs.43490
 L-Maxima LSA6MR3M 2 3 Rs.43490
 L-Energia Wine Red LSA6EW3Z 2 3 Rs.46490
 L-Aura LSA24ARMH (Hot & Cold) 2 Not Applicable Rs.40990
INVERTER V SERIES AIR CONDITIONERS
 BS-Q126B8R4 (Cooling Only) 1 5 (Not Applicable) Rs.39990
 BS-Q186C8R2 (Cooling Only) 1.5 5 (N.A.) Rs.50490
 AS-W126B1U1 (Hot and Cold)  1 5 (N.A.)  Rs.51990
 AS-W186C2U1 (Hot and Cold)  1.5 5 (N.A.) Rs.67990
 BS-Q246C7M1 (Cooling Only)  2 5 (N.A.) Rs.68990
 AS-W246C2U1 (Hot and Cold)  2 5 (N.A.) Rs.77990
BS-Q246C8R2 (Cooling Only) 2 5 (N.A.) Ask us
BS-Q126B4A2 (Cooling Only) 1 5 (N.A.) Ask us
BS-Q186C4A1 (Cooling Only) 1.5 5 (N.A.) Ask us

Final Verdict

As per all the points i discussed above, i personally recommend this product, since when we get lots of features in a highly competitive cost, and then a product whose durability is high with great after sales service, it becomes no-brainier for buying this product straight.  If you have personal experience using this product, you can also add your review about this product below.

LG Split Air Conditioner (AC) Review, Price, Features, Models, Performance, Life, Quality and much more – ReviewCenter.in4.46875Ankit Chugh2013-09-06 13:25:32LG Split Air Conditioners (AC) is again one of the popular selling in air conditioner market and have a quiet good percentage of coverage if compare…

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81 comments

  1. It would be healp ful if you can add the start ratings

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  2. buy d best

    hello ankit

    am goin for an ac rather the best avbl.but confused.so plz help me. i hav selected 3 nos.
    1.hitachi-i-clean
    2.hitachi-i-tec
    3.lg with inverter-v

    i wn 2 know wheather i-tec works as inverter-v.also am not sure about lg inverter-v ac models.

    regards

    My Recommendation: Recommended

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    • Go for buying LG Inverter-V AC

      Dear Subhrajit,

      I am not sure currently whether Hitachi I-Tec is having same technology as that of LG Inverter-V technology, but for sure i can recommend you for buying LG Inverter-V AC, as it’s adapted to work in most Indian condition including inside & outside temperature and climate. Also Inverter-V technology is the best technology available in my knowledge. There are much more many factors, which i am not describing here in comment, but i shall be writing an article very soon for those factors soon. Do let me know if you buy one.

      Regards,
      Ankit

      My Recommendation: Recommended

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  3. Which is better MF Condensor or copper Condensor

    HI,
    Im planning to buy Split AC. Most of people says Copper Condenser is good but MF condenser is available in LG and Samsung and that is the New technology.
    Please suggest.

    OverAll Rating
    Looks Not Rated
    Build Quality Not Rated Life of Device Not Rated
    Installation If Easy Not Rated Cooling Not Rated
    Produces Less Sound Not Rated Value For Money Not Rated
    My Recommendation: Recommended

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    • MF Condenser Query reply

      Advantages of Multi-flow condenser over traditional Copper condenser are as follows :

      1)Design : Multi-Flow design has multi-point channel entry for hot refrigerant helping it to cool faster & complete the cooling cycle faster. Copper condenser design has single point channel to cool which makes the cooling slower compared to multi flow condenser.

      2)Durability : Multi-Flow condenser design is made of single metal Aluminum-Manganese alloy reducing the galvanic/red corrosion which may lead to gas leakage. Aluminum alloy is also used in multi-flow condenser for air conditioners used in high end cars & body of air plane. Copper condenser is made from 2 metal copper & steel giving rise to corrosion which will lead to gas leakage.

      3)Compact design & Installation : With its compact & rigid design, it enables users to save space for the outdoor installation & also helps in easy handling.

      Hope this clarifies your query. I would recommend LG only then..!!

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      • Will the MF coil be effective when the climate is hot i.e, over 40 degree ?

        My Recommendation: Recommended

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        • Rajesh, I live in Delhi where in summers temperature easily cross 40 deg and i have seen AC’s with Multi flow condenser working and providing effective cooling without any issue. Hence, welcome the latest technology with a big heart and you won’t ever regret choosing it.

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  4. Area coverage

    I have a conference room of 350 Sq. Ft. with 20-30 people sitting. How much tonnage should I install.

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    • 2 Ton - 2 AC's

      Surendra,

      As per standard calculations, you’ll require to install 2 AC’s of 2 Ton capacity atleast. I have taken into consideration 350sq ft and 30 people sitting capacity at one time.

      Hope this is useful for you.

      Regards,
      Ankit

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  5. i have 2 rooms 10×12,and i need one AC for 2 rooms is it possible.

    My Recommendation: Recommended

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  6. one of the vendor here at my side told me to go for copper coils over aluminum coil, since copper coils are more strong compared to aluminum, also it has better conductivity over aluminum. Also he told me that blue star is one of the few (among Daikin, Mitsubishi) to provide coils with copper material until asked for aluminum ones(something to do about maintaining quality ). While other companies like samsung, LG, videocon tend to use aluminum because of its cheapness. Also these companies tend to coat their aluminum coils with copper paint just to give a vision as of copper.

    He told me that heavier the ac, the more better it is. Also he showed me inside the outdoor chamber, i.e. the coils and compressor. Compressor as well as coils were of copper , the coils were also coated blue in color which he told us is a patented technology to prevent them from corrosion/rust.

    All in all he told us to go for: (all 3 star)
    1) Bluestar (V series) 1.5 ton @ 32990 (including everything +800 for installation)
    2) Mitsubishi 1.5 ton @36990 (Highly recommended over bluestar if the budget allows) (extra charges for ducting and installation +3to4k)
    3) Daikin 1.5 ton @ 32990 (extra charges for ducting and installation +3to4k)

    So could u please correct if anything is wrong over here. and recommend if there is any other better option available. I need to use the split ac in my drawing room area.

    PS: PLEASE REPLY BEFORE 31st MARCH’13 just to avoid raised prices due to new budget.

    Thanx

    My Recommendation: Recommended

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    • I guess I might missed reading your comment and replying to it. I am sure you must have purchased an AC by now. And all the things which dealer said to you are myths. If you might know, then in cars, aluminum coils are used which face rigged condition daily.

      And the copper coils you’re talking about is I guess you’re saying in outdoor units. Dealer himself admitting that Samsung, LG, Videocon are using aluminum coils but those are actually not just aluminum but its a strong alloy of it which had been tested it most rough condition to severe which even copper coils can’t stand.

      This is the latest technology which every big company is adopting these days and companies like Bluestar, Mitsubishi or Diakin are still selling old technology to consumers since years. But they’ll also shift very soon to this technology in coming years. And when that time will come, company like LG still be years ahead from these companies when it comes to providing latest technology to consumers in air conditioners.

      These things are never explained to consumers as they get lured with techniques and facts told by dealers but no1 will tell you the actual reason for using such alloy rather than copper.

      If by chance you’ve not bought an AC yet, read the comment given above where benefits of using MF condensers are given and also fill up the form, link of which you can find easily in other comments.

      Hope this helps!! Thanks!!

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  7. Jayanta Kumar Aikat

    Availability in Kolkata

    What is the availability of BS-Q186C7M1 or 8R2 or 4A1 in Calcutta ? Which retailer is stocking them ? What are the cash down prices and what is the cost of installation as these sets most probably do not have company installation kits with them.

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    • Like I am saying to everyone, please fill up this form http://www.reviewcenter.in/1808/get-assistance-online-for-buying-household-products with your this query and I shall get an authorized dealer to call you asap from Calcutta and they will also explain you about the cost of AC and installation too.

      And the models you’re inquiring about are Inverter V series AC’s and LG himself will provide the kit during installation of AC. You’ll not find the kit with any dealer of Inverter V series AC’s since LG wants, that this special kit should get installed by LG service person only.

      This step is in benefit of consumers only and you need not to worry about kit then.

      My Recommendation: Recommended

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  8. which AC

    Want to buy a split AC which brand, WHAT tonnage, how many stars sufficient, BEE star rating?, mine is transferable job so room size varies everywhere (presently 12X10) next may be 10X10 OR 12X12. Want to order online. Should consume least power , least noise, best after sales service etc. PLEASE HELP…………..

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  9. Is it good enough for the room size ? ?

    Hello sir, i am buying an a/c for the first time and have chosen to go with the LG L-Nova LSA5NR5F air conditioner for my room which has a size of 12×18 foot. My question is that is this a/c sufficient for my room size. I wont be using the a/c for more than 5 hours a day, shall this be a good buy for me. if not kindly suggest me a good one. Awaiting your response . .

    My Recommendation: Recommended

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  10. I want to know what is the difference in 2star & 5star split ac
    what is the difference in electricity bill?

    also INVERTER V SERIES AIR CONDITIONERS 1ton ac what is the electrical bill

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    • You can count INVERTER V Series Air Conditioners even above 5 stars AC since there is no such norms in India for giving star ratings to Inverter V series air conditioners.

      Also, Inverter V series air conditioners are even more power efficient than any 5 star rated air conditioners because of their working pattern.

      My Recommendation: Not-Recommended

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  11. LG OR HITACHI AC....

    I heard of LG AC got gas leakage problem quite a often. Is MF technology from LG really changed the scenario or the problem still there with these aluminum condenser and coil.

    Finally should i buy hitachi AC,(all copper coil inside and outside including condenser)or go for new LG AC(Multi flow aluminum coil.

    Please advise…

    My Recommendation: Recommended

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    • This is just a myth of gas leakage created by offline dealers to sell other brands over LG. There had no such issues being there of gas leakage. Plus, its not an aluminum coil but it’s a super strong aluminum alloy which is being used in MF technology. Also this is the same technology which is being extensively used in CARS and now have been brought to air conditioners first by LG so that it should work with full efficiency even in extreme conditions like conditions a radiator gets in a CAR.

      Hitachi is still selling old technology and one day they will also need to switch to MF technology like other brands are also planning to do and few also have switched already after LG did.

      So, because of this reason, LG is definitely recommended over Hitachi.

      Choice is yours!!

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  12. Is it not that the ‘aluminium alloy’ condenser harder to fix for gas leakage issues as opposed to copper consersor, which being malleable in nature easy to work on? Thanks.

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    • I have never heard issue of leakage from condensor. Leakage usually used to happen in past in connecting kits, which it an old story now. And this “aluminium alloy” condensor is the same technology which are used in cars as well. Have you ever heard leakage from condensor in car where it used to face very rugged environment? The point you raised is just a myth, nothing else.

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  13. uy LG split ac for my drwng rm

    I have to buy LG split ac for my drwng rm (150 sq ft) in second floor tower with west facing. can u suggest me 1.5 ton ac of LG compny?

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  14. Hot and Cold Ac

    Hi there, I have to buy a LG Split AC. I want to know if LG Hot and Cold Model number- LSA18ARMH would be good choice? Also is it as good as other ACs in terms of cooling in summer? And does it really work as a heater in winters? please suggest.

    My Recommendation: Recommended

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    • Yup, its a good buy. I also had this LG Hot and Cold AC (but of Inverter V Series) and it works great. Also, yes you can use the heating option in winters for fulfilling the purpose of a heater.

      My Recommendation: Not-Recommended

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  15. LSA3UR2f - split AC is copper condensor or Aluminium

    LSA3UR2f – split AC is copper condensor or Aluminium ??

    My Recommendation: Recommended

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    • It should be having Aluminum alloy but this is not a thing for which a customer should be worrying. It is a new technology and this aluminium vs copper myths created by offline dealers must be ignored by consumers and should trust the brand rather.

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      • Aluminium condensers failures...

        I am using LG (split AC’s) since 2008. The old ones working fine with no problem at all but it all started with my new one which I bought in 2011 with new tech aluminium condenser coil, every yr by then i had leakage issues spent over 5000 on gas filling yr by yr nw it detected a major leak in the aluminium condenser so have to replace it by a copper one as suggested by the tech. According to tech it cant b repaired due to low durability and pressure power of the metal ie, aluminium. So my advice is to go with copper fitted ones if you want durability and obvious satisfaction.

        My Recommendation: Recommended

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        • Did you ask persons from LG to repair it? And how did your condenser got damaged? In usual normal working, there are no chances that it may get leak until it face some brutal conditions.

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  16. LG split Ac 1.5 ton

    HI,
    After reading your comments, I have decided to go with LG split Ac.
    But I dont have any idea which model I should buy.

    Pleae helpt to me buy good one.
    Budget is 30k to 35k
    room size – 10*12

    Jay

    My Recommendation: Recommended

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  17. Suggest 1 ton Split AC model for 10*10 foot

    Hi Ankit,
    Hope you are doing well.

    I am looking for a 1 ton split AC for my 100 sq ft room. My usage will be mostly 4-5 hrs in a day for 4 months in a year. I am also looking for an AC which will auto turn off at night time after reaching a particular temp and then again restart when the temperature rises.

    My budget is till 30k.

    Regards,
    Milind PARKAR

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  18. Recommendation for buying a Split AC..?

    Hello!!

    I want to buy a split AC. My room size is about 110 sq. ft. and above this room, there is another room, i.e., on its upper floor. Can you please recommend any AC to me?

    And, I am looking for a 5-star energy rating on AC. Location is in Maharashtra (not Mumbai).

    This is new year 2014, and, since the posts here appear to be from the last year, recommendations may be different. Can you recommend one or different models?

    Thanks.

    My Recommendation: Recommended

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    • Ashish,

      For 100 sq. ft. area, 1 TON AC shall be enough for you. Plus rather than going in for conventional AC with star ratings, i would recommend you to go for Inverter V series air conditioners. And as per your scenario, LG BS-Q126B8R4 split AC will prove to be the ideal model for you. And the article above is still valid for 2014 too. Cheers!

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      • Thanks for the reply! Some more queries...

        Hello!!

        Thank you very much for replying with recommendation!! :)

        I have some queries. They are given below…

        1. First, what is the meaning of ‘Hot and Cold’ in AC features. We were thinking that all ACs cool air in summer, and, in winter, they can act as a heater for the room. Is this correct? Or, only ACs with ‘Hot and Cold’ features do so..??

        2. In this AC that you told, there are no stars, but, does it save electricity like the 5-star ACs?

        3. Also, we want an AC that can cool even when the outside temperature is, like, 50 deg. C or + maybe.

        You can also suggest AC models from other companies also if you think that they will be suitable for my requirements…

        Also, there are two rooms at my home, above one room, there is another room (i.e., on its upper floor), and, above another room, there is no floor, but, terrace is there. We may need to shift the ACs from room1 to room2 maybe year by year as we wish. So, the second room has terrace above it, sun-rays may fall on it… so overall, should I get a 1.5 T or 1.2T AC?
        I went in a shop here for enquiring about ACs. After, I told him about my room and shifting and all, he said that I can buy a 1.25 T AC.
        But, I also learnt on the net that, the AC tonnage should be according to the room only, that if its bigger AC than required, it can cause much humidity in the room. So, if we take a 1.2T or 1.5T AC, can it be good for us..?

        Thanks you! :)

        My Recommendation: Not-Recommended

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        • Ashish,

          1) No, not every AC is a “Hot and Cold AC”. Your question has the answer itself.
          2) It’ll save more electricity compared to a 5 star AC.
          3) Go for the one i suggested, as there are numerous factors which gives weightage to that model.

          As per your query, i think you should plan to stick to one room. As it’s not as easy to shift AC installation from year to year, or you’ll end up loosing AC capabilities. And for 1.25 Ton AC, the dealer must be suggesting you Panasonic Cube AC, DO NOT BUY THAT AC. That product didn’t goes well in market and the dealers are just trying to clear off the stock. And if you plan to stick to room 1 (without terrace), you can buy 1 Ton which is more than efficient and if Room 2, then 1.5 Ton since you want AC to be effective even at 50 deg C. And if you live in a metro city like Delhi or Bangalore, you need not to buy 1.5 Ton model, 1 Ton must be sufficient for you, assuming both room sizes are equal.

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          • Thank you very much!! :)

            First of all, thank you very very much for helping me by answering the queries! :) And, thank you for the advice about the shifting of the AC.

            Yes, the dealer suggested me a 1.25T model of ‘Panasonic’ only. And, as you said about the dealers clearing that stock, I quite thought so too after I checked the Panasonic website and not finding any 1.25T model there…! Thank you very much for your advice and suggestions!! :)

            I am not in a metro.
            Yes, both rooms are of equal sizes or maybe almost as I remember the measuring of the rooms I took last time.

            So, in the room which has another room over it, the 1T AC can cool in 50 deg. C. also…?
            I checked the LG AC model you told on LG’s website. In the 1T category there, there are two ACs with the ‘InverterV’ technology. The one is that you recommended and there is another one with ‘Hot and Cold’ feature, but the latter’s price is high as compared to the other model. I wanted to ask that does the AC Not having the ‘Hot and Cold’ feature gives at least some comfort in the winter? I guess that ACs can maintain 20-23 deg. C. temperature also, so, that can give some comfort in winter also I think…

            Thanks! :)
            And, since you helped me with this, answered my queries, I will give some tips/suggestions for this website, from the ‘CONTACT US’ page here… .

            My Recommendation: Recommended

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          • I doubt, you’ll not get 1 TON AC cooling effective if the temp reaches 50 deg C. If this temp range just stays for few days, then you still can consider 1 TON AC for long term electricity savings but if 50 deg C is a normal temp range at your area, then you can consider buying 1.5 Ton AC.

            I can tell you one more trick which i am using at my house. I also have 2 room in parallel and had installed AC (1 ton) in one room and placed a exhaust fan in dividing wall. This way, both rooms get cooled :) and both room size are almost equivalent as yours.

            And only Hot and Cold AC can give you comfort in winters, or you’ll only run AC in summers. And if you’re finding inverter V AC with Hot and Cold feature costly, then you can opt for 3 or 5 star rated AC too.

            And i am still awaiting for your email ;)

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  19. Thank you! :)

    Hi! Thank you for your advice and recommendation… and for also sharing a trick, which can be use for me…!! :)

    And, thank you for clearing my doubts about the AC features and answering the questions…!! :) :)

    I have sent the email. :)

    My Recommendation: Recommended

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  20. Doubt about outdoor unit

    I see the comments that the outdoor unit is MF condenser made of Aluminium alloy. But another review in the same site states it is still copper. http://www.reviewcenter.in/1860/lg-inverter-v-air-conditioner-review-price-features-and-specifications. This article showed the photographs as well of the product and installation. I am confused. Does all the above comments are false?

    My Recommendation: Recommended

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    • For Non-Inverter V AC’s, consumer will get MF Condenser but with Inverter V AC’s, you’ll get the one with Copper tubes.

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      • Thanks for the confirmation. I am planning to buy 3 star LG/Samsung split ac. But in the LG website, only NOVA model is showing MF condenser in specifications and all other are showing GOLD condenser. Is there a difference in these 2? In Samsung all the models have MF condenser.

        My Recommendation: Recommended

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        • You must be looking at some OLD model of LG which has Copper plated FIN Condenser. Opting for a NOVA or AURA and other new models would be a much much better choice in terms of energy savings and overall running cost. Can you provide a direct link to that product which shows that Gold Condenser? Plus i do not recommend Samsung AC’s. Their after sales service is not that good. You can check comments on my Samsung split ac review article page.

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          • In 3 star models, NOVA has MF condenser and other models show GOLD. Here is the link for AURA 3 star

            http://www.lg.com/in/split-ac/lg-LSA5AR3M-air-conditioner

            LG has more cost of 2K compared to Samsung. Samsung Multi Jet technology seems to be better. Your review for samsung mentions about better BDLC motor. Is there any difference between warranty time frame between LG and Samsung? I would go for one which has longer warranty term.

            My Recommendation: Recommended

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          • With both companies, you’ll get a warranty of 1 year only and exceptions would be with compressor. And if you ask me, LG has a way much better technology in Air Conditioners and would recommend them only. Don’t look at the cost factor only and choose what is right for you. I am saying this to you from my experience.

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  21. Trane AC? or Voltas or LG? I am baffled! Help!

    Hi,
    Recently Trane executives called me up offering me a great deal of discount (atleast that’s what they made it sound like!). They were offering me their top end inverted ac range for 50-55K. Just wanted to know whether you have any clue about them?

    Also, voltas 5 star ACs have an offer going on them, how are they any idea? Power consumption seems measly for 1520w for an output of 5300w. However I am more or less clueless about Voltas!

    Finally, my favourite brand, LG has raked up some serious competition, by introducing LG inverter V range. I knwo it’s good

    Here’s my dilemma.

    I need two ACs, one split and another window or both window.

    The first room is around 18 feet long and 10 feet wide, located on ground floor.
    Second room is about 12 by 12, situated on second floor.

    I live in Delhi and seeing the blistering summer oncoming, I am dead scared and want to prepare before they strike the life out of me.

    My budget is around whatever EMI may make it look good! around 60-70K!

    What do you suggest?

    Also sharp’s inverter range of AC has been generating rave reviews, any idea about that as well? I am more inclined towards LG because of their extended warranty in case of any bust-out. they are there to help you, unlike Sam-dung.

    My Recommendation: Recommended

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    • For Rs. 55K (nearby), you’ll easily get 1.5 Ton Inverter V AC (hot and Cold) of LG or might be i am not aware of price changes. Never believe prices given at LG website, as those are MRP and you’ll find a much lower selling price with offline dealers. But hey, this model of LG has got no match currently. I have also gone through Sharp Inverter AC’s specs last year, but i just forgot what it was lacking when compared with LG model, but i do remember this that LG was proving to be more power efficient along with various filters provided with it.
      If you really keen to know about voltas, read comments on voltas split ac review here.

      And, as per your requirement, you must buy Split AC for room 1 and window AC for room 2 which is on 2nd floor. Can you please update with me updated warranty scheme as i am not aware of it?

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      • Thanks

        Thanks for reply. LG offers upto 7 years of extended warranty via AMC making it one of THE most secure purchases in otherwise screwed up Indian markets.

        Another thing, a dealer told me inverter ACs are efficient and bill saving only when they are run continously. For my usage of 4 hrs per day, he suggested to go for the generic 5 star product and is only suited to showrooms or usage area where 24 hours conditioning is required.

        Here I go, in a dilemma again. Any food for thought about How true that dealer is?

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  22. Copper condenser v/s Aluminium condenser

    It is very very clear that aluminium condensers have problem of leakage world over. GE was the first company to use it in 1981 and now stopped using it. I also have 2 acs. One is carrier (with copper coil) and the other one is Samsung (with aluminium condenser). Carrier is working absolutely fine for last 6 years with no problem and Samsung started giving problem in just 1.5 years of purchase. All the companies in India should be banned from using aluminium condenser. And if they are using it, they should give 5 years warranty as they are giving for compressor.

    My Recommendation: Recommended

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    • Multi-flow condensers which you’re referring as aluminum condensers is the same technology which is being used in cars since decades. Did you ever heard this complaint in cars of leakage? This technology is now being adopted by every company now or then. If they don’t do so, then they still interested in selling old technology to consumers. And since you’re facing leakage issue, because you probably choose to wrong company product. Samsung is not that great in air conditioners.
      Also, LG is giving not 5 but 7 years warranty via AMC. Hope this helps!

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  23. confused between 1.5 and 2 ton inverter V ac LG

    I room size is 300 sq ft sould i go for 1.5 or 2 ton inverter ac

    My Recommendation: Recommended

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    • Does your AC will be facing direct sun-light? If No, then 1.5 ton should be sufficient for you considering 4-5 people in your room. In which state you live?

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  24. which model ac i buy?

    My budget price 17000 to 23000. which model and which company split ac is more comfortable to me with all features

    My Recommendation: Not-Recommended

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  25. Hi! Queries about 'Blue Star''s ACs...

    Hi, again!! :)

    I was checking the LG Inverter V ACs some time before now, and found that the prices have gone up and some new models added too. Thought that I should have bought them earlier… :)

    Then, I saw ‘Blue Star’ AC’s advertisement on TV and then checked out the website for Split ACs. Then, I went to Blue Star’s Inverter AC range. While reading, I got a couple of questions in mind… They are given below.

    1. Their Inverter ACs do not have the auto-clean feature as far as I checked out… In the AC features, they say that, there is a ‘Cleanable Panel’ on the ACs, but do not say auto-clean. So, will I have to clean its AC more frequently if I buy it…?

    2. In the brochure of all the Blue Star ACs that can be downloaded from this page:
    http://bluestarindia.com/products/room-acs/default.asp (click on ‘Brochure’)

    when I came to the Inverter ACs section in that file, it is written that, their Inverter ACs use the ‘R410A’ refrigerant, which they say is the latest refrigerant which is environment-friendly that has almost nil ozone depleting substances… . So, it came in my mind that what about the refrigerant used in other companies’ ACs..?? Can you tell whether it is environment-friendly or not, or, the ‘R410A’ is good than other refrigerants used…?

    Also, I was wondering that whether the Blue Star ACs have copper tubes (they say they have Bluefin tubes..)…

    And, apart from this, what can you tell about these Inverter or other Blue Star ACs, like a review… good or not so good..?

    Thanks. And, thanks for this website where you give advice and suggestions to people about which AC to buy and other things…! :)

    My Recommendation: Not-Recommended

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    • You have become so daring with your money that you’re actually thinking to buy one of Bluestar. The biggest thing i know about bluestar AC’s (not sure if it’s 100% truth or not) is that those all are imported from China. That’s the reason why bluestar specifications are good to compare with other Flagship air conditioners of LG or Diakin. But i have hardly seen anyone having a bluestar air conditioner. It’s very rare.

      LG prices have gone up, i also heard that. It might be because they have updated their AC’s for 2014 norms. Also they introduced recently Terminator series, which i believe you must check out – http://www.reviewcenter.in/2231/lg-air-conditioner-himalaya-cool-mosquito-away-technology

      Coming to refrigerant, you’ll find inverter model of every brand using R410A. So you need not to worry for that. And i don’t know what they meant with Bluefin tubes. It must be (just guessing) that multi-flow condenser (made of aluminium alloy) painted in blue.

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      • Hi.. thanks.. :) ..and finally bought an AC (other brand).. :)

        Hi! I want to thank you really for telling such a thing/condition about the Blue Star ACs.. after reading your reply, I just didn’t think again of buying a Blue Star AC.. But, I was not knowing till now.. after seeing the advertise on TV, I had thought of it as an option.. but, now I know about Blue Star..
        Thanks for telling and advising! :)

        Yesterday, finally, we bought an AC, a model of LG. Model no.: LSA5TM3M , considering our demand (1.5Ton), budget and the features that are in it, from special LG shop.. :) So, do you want to say about this model..?

        There is a thing that I am quite much fearful about. It is the ‘Mosquito Away’ technology that is in it. One may say that it is a good thing.. but, as LG website gives a ‘Disclaimer’ about this ‘Mosquito Away’ technology that it is not yet tested for its long term effect.. I don’t know whether the ultra-sonic waves it uses for this technology is safe for us humans or not…

        My Recommendation: Recommended

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        • Ashish, congrats for your great purchase. It’s a nice model to have. How much does it costs you?

          And talking about effect of ultrasonic waves, you just need to chill with cooling of AC. There is no way at all, this technology can effect humans in any way, not even in longer terms. For legal terms, a company usually write such kind of statements but it’s a tested technology and is not harmful at all. The major funda of this technology is that they are not audible to the human ear since they have frequencies above 20khz which is out of our hearing. But they are very helpful and keep away domestic pests such as mosquitoes etc. The Ultrasonic waves pound on the ears and brain of the pests like a hammer and keep them away and humans just remain unaffected.

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          • Thanks!! :)
            The MRP of it was 41990/-. First they told us the price with discount as 40,990/-, but then, after asking for more discount, they reduced the price and we got the AC for 38,800/-. So, how good is the discount according to you? as I am not aware of how is discount is generally given on ACs.. .

            About the Mosquito Away technology.. you say that it is not harmful to us and for legal terms, the company writes such statements.. but, (in Hindi:) par, us technology me kuch to hoga jiske wajaha se unhone waisa likha hai. Unhone ye technology AC me dal to di hai, par ‘shayad’ use public pe ‘long term’ k liye test nahi kiya hai.. shayad jab vo AC log lenge to wahi company ka logon pe long term test trial hoga ;) ;) yani agar koi complaint nahi ati hai us tech k bare mein to thik hai… shayad vo safe bhi ho sakte hai..LG walon ne test bhi to kiye hai kuch uspe…

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  26. Ashish, you’re getting way too much concerned. If you can’t trust my words, probably you can Google it, is ultrasound waves harmful for humans? Just remain assured that this technology can never harm any human being in any way as this technology is there since decades. Just the point is here that now it is implemented with an AC which is a smart step by AC. I am also thinking to get a ultrasound waves emitter for using at home to keep mosquitoes away, since i won’t buy an AC for it :)

    My Recommendation: Recommended

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  27. Blue Star or LG- Multiflow vs Copper condenser

    Hi,

    Reading your previous posts it seems there is lot of confusion about MF condenser vs copper condenser. I am facing a similar issue for buying an AC. The sales executive confused me by saying the same thing that aluminium one is not good and its better to go for copper one and that LG has aluminium condenser and Blue Star has copper one. I am considering following options ( 1 Ton and 2 star) :

    1. Blue star – 2HW12NB
    2. LG- LSA3AP2M
    3. LG- LSA3NP2F

    Plz suggest which one is better and also suggest about after sale services. For the condenser, sorry for asking the same thing again but I would like to know whether the aluminium one and MF are same or different. Also I would like to know if all LG Ac’s have MF condenser as I am not sure whether the 3rd one has MF condenser or not.

    Thanks in advance.

    My Recommendation: Recommended

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    • Whatever your sales executive is saying, do not believe that. Multi-flow condenser. made of an alloy (not just aluminium) is a newer and efficient technology and it’s the same technology which is being used in cars since years. And you can already guess, in how much harsh conditions car condenser remains. So, be assured of technology and that’s the company headache to provide their consumer an efficient and long running product. If MF condenser fails to do so, why would company sell that product. But it’s running successfully without any issue.

      And talking of Bluestar, all what i know that they import products from china. You can check the product packing box at any showroom and can confirm me that too. That’s why i refrain to recommend Bluestar currently.

      For the model no. choice, i would say. when you have almost that budget, go for hot and cold AC i.e. LSA12ARMH. For any other query, you can come back here :)

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  28. Model no. LSA5NP3F

    What do you have to say about this model? Does this model also have aluminium alloy tubing inside? When was this model launched? U said we should not buy any model that was launched before 2012. How about this AC? Please tell me all the pros and cons about this AC? My requirement is of a 1.5 ton AC and I am getting a discount on this model. Please revert urgently.

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  29. which is best?

    I want to buy 1.5 ton ac fr my room. Which company I should go fr. ( oGeneral or hitachi)
    Plz reply faster.

    My Recommendation: Recommended

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    • Asking on article of LG and wanted to ask if you should go for oGeneral or Hitachi seems ironical. You seems to have big impact of other people opinion rather than of mine. But since you have asked me, i would recommend you to go for LG.

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  30. Ultrasonic mosquito repellent tech is a gimmick

    Ankit Chugh: “But they are very helpful and keep away domestic pests such as mosquitoes etc. The Ultrasonic waves pound on the ears and brain of the pests like a hammer and keep them away and humans just remain unaffected.”

    This ultrasonic technology is a big gimmick. You see it in mosquito repellents and now its made its way to Air Conditioners, thanks to LG. Please research more on this. In the meantime, I strongly suggest fellow buyers to discount this mosquito repellent technology, it’s useless!

    I have some web articles (from 2013) for you to refer:

    http://homeguides.sfgate.com/ultrasound-mosquito-repellers-work-86439.html

    http://cameronwebb.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/busting-the-five-myths-of-mosquito-repellents/

    My Recommendation: Recommended

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    • Andy, i do not care what these article says. But i have seen mosquito repellent working live in front of whole media. And it was working absolutely the way it is meant to. If out of 100 people, 2 says that this technology doesn’t work, then things become obvious. And for you, please see this video – Live demo of working of this technology – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPTCJMZyed8

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  31. Planning to buy Split AC

    Hi,

    I am living in Delhi with Family and the weather is really annoying here in summers. I want to buy a split AC for my bedroom (approx 10 X 12) and my budget is something between 25000 to 33000. And only basic requirements needed in AC, but after sale service and compressor life should be good. Also power consumption should be least and it should have atleast 3 Star raating.

    Please suggest me best option in this range with mentioned requirement.
    Thanks in advance

    My Recommendation: Recommended

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    • Sometimes visiting market first and checking out models available to you nearby is much more worth than asking here. GO in market, check out available models and price, then get back to me and let me know models and then i shall be able to assist you more properly.

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  32. Dhaval Mehta - Ahmedabad

    "Most Pathetic after sales service"

    I want to give my feedback. Never purchase any LG product. My AC stopped working in just 2 years. Expense of 6,000/- is estimated for repairing and i have sent for repair and have not received it back from last 6 days. the exact problem was know to them before 10 days. Just one part is to be replaced Still there is no proper response from call center and the AC is not repaired. In all LG is the most pathetic company in after sales service and I believe it wont survive for long if such kind of pathetic service is delivered.

    OverAll Rating
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    Build Quality Not Rated Life of Device Not Rated
    Installation If Easy Not Rated Cooling Not Rated
    Produces Less Sound Not Rated Value For Money Not Rated
    My Recommendation: Not-Recommended
    Cons:: After sales

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