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Buying an air conditioner has become trickier than ever because of the influx of companies that have entered the Indian market this season. Most of the new companies just want to check their foothold if they can survive the competition or not. We strongly do not recommend buying ACs from any new brand who just entered the market because you never know if they’ll survive till next season or not – no matter how cheap they’re selling their product. Cheap products come with inferior quality parts, and the product won’t survive more than 2-3 years in most cases as per my experience.
More importantly, as customers today we expect the best in technology to be made available to us and we all know that appliances are increasing becoming IoT enabled. When we expect our favourite song to be played just on a voice command then why not have an AC that also listens to us? When we are used to checking our cricket scores on our phones, then why not set the AC temperature also on a mobile app? That is exactly what Whirlpool, the leading Global home appliance brand brings to its customers with the Whirlpool 3D Cool Wi-Fi Pro Inverter AC – A wi-fi and voice-enabled AC that allows you to control it through Google Home.
Air Conditioner is a complicated product and must be bought from reputed old brands only. Not every brand has the capability to offer at par cooling performance, and the technology they’re selling in the air conditioners is way too old for 2019 and the consumer’s needs and deserves better products. At this point, Whirlpool has come up with its 3D Cool Pro Inverter AC Range which is not only at par when it comes to cooling performance but also is way ahead technology-wise. Here in this review, I have covered both aspects, i.e. cooling performance and technology of all-new Whirlpool 3D Cool Wi-Fi Pro Inverter air conditioners.
Why Should we Consider the Next-Generation Voice & Wi-Fi Enabled 3D Cool Inverter AC?
The future is IoT, and the next generation of home appliances will be IoT enabled. While most of the brands are still preparing for it, Whirlpool has already launched IoT enabled air conditioners in the Indian market with the support of Wi-Fi and can be controlled via Google Assistant too – which means you can operate the air conditioner via voice commands as well. Apart from that, you can control the air conditioner remotely from anywhere in the world using the free “Whirlpool Live” app.
Wi-Fi Enabled Whirlpool Live App
The Whirlpool Live App shows the room temperature and humidity level. You can set the temperature, humidity level, swing direction, 6th sense, Summer Chill and other modes via the app from anywhere. You don’t need to be on the same Wi-Fi network to operate the app as the appliance will be linked to your Whirlpool account.
Voice Enabled with Google Home
Some of the voice commands that you would be able to use with your Whirlpool 3D Cool Wi-Fi Pro Inverter AC are:
- Ok Google…turn on my AC
- Ok Google…turn off my AC
- Ok Google…set my AC to Cooling
- Ok Google…set my AC to Fan Only
- Ok Google…set my AC fan speed lowest
- Ok Google…set my AC fan speed medium
- Ok Google…set my AC fan speed highest
- Ok Google…increase my AC temperature by 5 degrees (xx degrees)
- Ok Google…reduce my AC temperature by 5 degrees (xx degrees)
- Ok Google…turn on Swing for my AC
- Ok Google…turn off Swing for my AC
Voice and Wi-Fi enabled are of course one of the biggest winning features of the model. But that’s not all, With the Whirlpool 3D Cool Pro Inverter AC Range, you get a host of other power packed features. Let’s have a look at those below:
3D Cool Technology
Whirlpool 3D Cool is a revolutionary technology introduced by the brand which draws the hot air out of the room super quickly and efficiently. Not only do you get up to 40%*^ faster cooling but a longer air throw of up to 12m~ too and cooling even at 55° Celsius.*
How does this technology work? Compared to the conventional air conditioners, Whirlpool 3D Cool Technology Wi-Fi uses a 3-vent arrangement, one at the top and one on either side of the air conditioner to increase the air intake, thereby cooling down the room faster. Higher the air intake, better the air output from front and higher is the cooling efficiency.
* Results shown are based on internal lab testing done on select models under specific conditions and may vary depending on the testing conditions.
^ Testing against select comparable products of other brands available in this segment.
~ Results based on internal lab tests done on select models under specific conditions and may vary depending on testing conditions. The machine operates at 55°C cooling capacity of 1847W.
IntelliSense Inverter Technology
Don’t buy an AC if it’s not powered with Inverter technology. What makes Whirlpool IntelliSense Inverter technology unique is its adaptive nature.
Not only does this compressor optimise peak performance to deliver perfect cooling even at low operating voltage but also adapts and adjusts the energy consumption as per the cooling needs thereby reducing the electricity consumption by a considerable amount and yielding saving of up to ₹66,000* on your electricity bill.
* Results are shown at a unit electricity rate of Rs 8 at 10 hours per day for a period of 8 months over 7 years as per BEE recommended master sheet comparing Whirlpool Magicool Pro Inverter 1.5T 5 Star AC to 1.5 2 Star on-off AC based on 2010 split AC star ratings of BEE.
6th Sense IntelliComfort Technology
One of the key features of these air conditioners is the ability to sense the humidity level and thereby to adjust the cooling level of the room. This is made possible via 6th Sense IntelliComfort logic chip which upon sensing the surroundings take appropriate action to maintain comfort cooling with up to 47%* energy savings. How does it work:
- When it senses high humidity in the room, the indoor unit sends the command to the outdoor unit to lower down fan speed and increase the condensation.
- When it senses low humidity in the room, it slows down the condensation and increases the fan speed.
* When operating in Intellicomfort mode as against normal cooling mode.
R32 Eco Refrigerant
To make product environment-friendly, Whirpool uses R32 refrigerant which is an environment-friendly gas. Benefits of R32 Eco Refrigerator includes:
- Produces fewer greenhouse gases
- Requires less refrigerant volume to operate
- Consumes less energy, hence savings on electricity costs
- Zero-impact on Ozone Layer
- Higher cooling capacity, thereby increasing heat transfer efficiency
- Can be easily recycled as R32 is not a mixture of other refrigerants
100% Copper Condenser
The condenser offered in Whirlpool inverter air conditioners is 100% copper. The benefits you get by having copper condenser over the conventional aluminium alloy one are better heat transfer rate, better durability, easier to clean and repair. It’s one of the critical factor people look for when buying an air conditioner.
Remote Controller Features
The remote controller provided is quite straightforward to use. The buttons are properly labelled. It has an LCD display which shows the current mode, temperature, swing direction & more. Here’s the list of complete features the remote controller has:
|On/Off||To Turn on/off the appliance|
|Mode||To select the operation mode|
|Fan||To select fan speed – Auto, High, Medium & Low|
|Sleep Modes||To set or cancel 4 different sleep modes operation|
|Power Saver||To enter or quit Power Saver mode|
|Dimmer||To turn On/Off Display of Indoor Unit|
|Timer On||To set the Timer operation and clock|
|Timer Off||To cancel the timer operation|
|Swing Up/Dn||To set the direction of horizontal (lower) Louver|
|Around U*||To set/cancel the Around U mode operation|
|Summer Chill||To start/stop the fast cooling|
|6th Sense||To enter fuzzy logic operation|
|WiFi||To turn On/Off WiFi|
|Humidity +/-||To increase/decrease the moisture level|
* In Around U mode, the air conditioner operates on the basis of the temperature near the remote rather than around the machine. A temperature sensor fitted in the remote controller helps achieve this. The machine can adjust the temperature so as to provide maximum comfort.
Experience with Whirlpool 3D Cool Wi-Fi Pro Inverter Air Conditioner
It has been two weeks since the air conditioner installation, and so far, it has been fantastic. It cools down the room fast & using Summer Chill mode cools down the room faster as it runs the air conditioner on full speed. You can set the cooling temperature within the range of 16°C to 30°C. I ended up using the 6th Sense feature most because of the way it adjusts everything automatically & kept me comfortable cooling wise and consumed less power.
Integration of Google Assistant is great as I use that daily and it was really cool to turn ON AC in front of guests using voice commands. I also sometimes turned ON AC remotely before reaching home using the app to cool down the room.
Design of the product is also appealing and looks modern, and everyone for once surely noticed it. It looks sleek, the curves on the side are quite stylish, and the colour of the indoor unit would suit almost every wall finish!
Because of the inverter compressor and other power saving features I mentioned above, this 3-Star 1.5 TON inverter air conditioner in an average consumed b/w 1.2 – 1.6 unit per hour. For a continuous 8 hours average run, it consumed around 10-12 units. If I take my standard daily running hours as 10, then the one-month running cost of the air conditioner would be:
12 units x 30 days = 360 units per month
360 units x 6rs per unit price = Rs 2160* per month,
which is great considering you’re running a 3-star 1.5 TON AC.
* This is just a standard calculation; actual figures shall vary from user to user.
Whirlpool Inverter Air Conditioners Product Variants:
There are 3 product variants in Whirlpool 2019 3D Cool Air Conditioners:
|Features||Whirlpool 3D Cool Wifi Pro Inverter AC||Whirlpool 3D Cool Purafresh Pro Inverter AC||Whirlpool 3D Swing Pro Inverter AC|
|3D Cool Technology||√||√||√|
|Google Assistant Enabled||√|
|Built-in Air Purifier*||√|
|100% Copper Condenser||√||√||√|
|Cools Even at 55°C||√||√||√|
|Uses R-32 Eco Refrigerant||√||√||√|
|Up to 12m Long Air Throw||√||√||√|
|10 Year Warranty (on Compressor)||√||√||√|
* Feature available in Whirlpool 3D Cool Purafresh Inverter Air Conditioner – can remove PM 0.3 pollutants# more effectively than leading air purifiers. It can clean both dust particles and PM 0.3, unlike most air purifiers in the market, which are only designed to clean PM 2.5. In lab conditions, the purifier is effectively able to get rid of 99% Odour, 98.6% air-borne pollutants and allergens#.
# Results shown are based on internal lab testing done on select models under specific conditions and may vary depending on the testing conditions. Purifying efficiency of PM.03 particulate.
Final Verdict – Should You Buy It?
Absolutely yes, the kind of features these 3D Cool Inverter air conditioners by Whirlpool offer are unmatched. Whirlpool has almost added every feature a user looks for in an air conditioner. While there is always a scope of improvement, I could not think of one feature right now which these air conditioners are missing. Also, not just because of features, but the energy savings it offers with excellent cooling at a justified price point of AC drives the buying decision towards it.
For up to 130-140 sq. ft room, you can consider 1 TON model and from 140 sq. ft to 225 sq. ft; you should buy a 1.5 TON model. Opt for higher tonnage if your room is on the top floor.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Question: Is the installation provided by the Whirlpool?
Answer: Yes, upon buying the product, you can call the customer care at 1800 208 1800 (Toll-Free) and create the installation request. You’ll get an assured call back within 2 hours, and Service engineer will visit you within 24 hours.
Question: Is Stabiliser required with this Air Conditioner? At my place, we face lots of power fluctuations.
Answer: No, you don’t require the stabiliser as long as the voltage fluctuation happens within the range of 145-290V. If the voltage drops beyond this range, you definitely need a stabiliser which the Whirlpool Service team provides.
Question: Which Refrigerant is Better – R32 or R410?
Answer: Definitely R32 as it is environment-friendly and more energy-efficient.
Question: Will this air conditioner works properly when the temperature outside will cross 48 or 50 deg?
Answer: Yes, the 3D Cool Inverter series of air conditioners are tested to work till 55°C.
Question: What is the minimum temperature you can set in this air conditioner?
Answer: Minimum temperature you can set is 16°C.
Question: Does it work with Amazon Alexa?
Answer: Not at present.
Question: Do these models comply with 2018 BEE Star ratings?
Answer: Yes, they do.
Question: What are the installation charges & other charges like of Stand or Extra copper tubing?
Answer: Please refer to the www.whirlpoolindia.com as the applicability of charges shall depend on current offers, location of the store and other factors.
Question: How much is the product warranty?
Answer: 1 year on the overall product and 10 years on the compressor.
Question: How many service centre does Whirlpool has across India?
Answer: Whirlpool after-sales service network covers over 3500 cities & towns across India.
Question: What is the input power of this product?
Answer: Operating current is 8.3A, but you’ll need to give input of 16A by installing it with MCB of 16A or 32A (preferred).
Question: Does it have a heater (heat pump) function? Is it an all-weather AC?
Question: Does it have a display on the Indoor Unit?
Answer: Yes it has.
Question: What are the product dimensions?
Answer: Indoor unit (W*H*D) cm = 105×23.5X32
Outdoor unit (W*H*D) cm = 78x54x26
Question: How much is the distance of Air Throw?
Answer: Up to 12m
Question: Does it have a timer function?
Question: How much is the operating Noise Level? Is it noisy?
Answer: No, not at all noisy; in fact, it is quite silent. Noise level of Indoor unit is only 37 dBA.
Question: Does any of the models of the series have 4-way Swing?
Answer: Yes, the 3D Cool Swing Pro model of this Inverter Air Conditioner series has this feature. Its 4-way swing functionality enables cooling across all corners of the room.
Question: How much copper tube length does Whirlpool include in box-content?
Answer: 0.5m attached to the indoor unit and 3m in the box.
Question: Is this AC Wifi Enabled.
Answer: Yes, the Whirlpool 3D Cool Wifi Pro model has Wifi Inbuilt.
Question: How much is the length of electric wire attached with Indoor unit and how much is the length of wire from the indoor unit to the outdoor unit?
Answer: Length of electric wire attached to the indoor unit: 1m
Length of electric wire provided from the indoor unit to the outdoor unit: 3m
Whirlpool 3D Cool Wifi Pro (IOT) Air Conditioner (AC) Review
Summary: Wifi Pro 3D Cool Inverter air conditioner by Whirlpool is an excellent machine. Whirlpool has almost added every feature a user looks for in an air conditioner, offers excellent after-sales service for a great price.