Living in the Philippines means enjoying great weather all year long. However, the heat level can go as high as 40 degrees Celsius in the summer or on overcast, humid days. It is a must to have an air conditioning unit in your home to maintain a comfortable temperature to go about your daily tasks, especially for individuals working at home due to the pandemic.
This could mean leaving the air conditioner on almost 24/7 for a few months at a time. Searching for the best unit can be taxing, especially with the sheer number of models available in the market today. We already did all the dirty work for you by narrowing down your choices. With our buying guide's help, we came up with a list of the ten best products that you can purchase today.
Regardless of the type of air conditioner you choose for your home, it is best to make sure that you won't get shocked with your energy bill each month. Picking an air conditioner with inverter technology helps manage electricity costs. The inverter technology helps regulate energy by adjusting the speed of the compressor to control the temperature of the room at the least energy consumption possible.
There are a lot of different types of air conditioning units available in the market today. You can narrow down your choice by looking at the most popular ones below.
Getting centralized air conditioning means purchasing a single piece of equipment that combines the evaporator, condenser, and compressor in one, which is generally expensive at first, but a good investment in the long run.
These bulky units are usually placed on a roof or a concrete slab within the property. Oftentimes, a fan motor unit is installed inside to control the air coming in and out of the house.
The equipment utilizes ducts running through the exterior wall or inside the ceiling that draws air from inside the house and replace the air inside the home with cooled air. This is installation can be considered for those who are still in the planning stage while building a house.
If your house cannot be affixed with ducts then you could opt for a split-type air conditioner. You can have the compressor and condenser out of your living space and get an indoor air-handling unit to control the temperature and air volume inside the room.
This indoor unit is usually wall-mounted and releases cold air sideways with the help of the fans inside. Most people prefer this as it saves more space inside the home compared to a window-type unit. It is also more aesthetically pleasing.
However, it requires wall drilling and raceway installations to make a connection with the condensing unit outside of the home. You might need to plan this out before the installation.
You can find this type of air conditioner commonly installed in smaller rooms or confined spaces. A small rectangular hole is all that is needed for a window-type air conditioner.
This is best for condo units, as some rooms are already designed with a window that will accommodate this type of aircon unit. It is more convenient and it is an all-in-one appliance that requires minimum installation cost.
If you don't want to break down walls or take down a portion of your window, a portable air conditioning unit can work best for you. All you need is a working power outlet inside the room as the appliance can be conveniently moved wherever needed.
Just make sure to consider the correct cooling capacity that you require so you won't get frustrated with the performance of a low-powered unit.
The most important thing to consider in making this purchase is the size of the room it is supposed to cool. Knowing the appropriate air conditioner size for the intended room will keep your electricity consumption lower and your power bill reasonable.
A room with less than 18 square meters should have at least a 0.75 HP air conditioner, while any other room with 22 square meters must get a 1 HP capacity. On another note, a 28 to 40 square meter room would need a 2.0HP unit.
To ensure the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, check for the EER or Energy Efficiency Ratio. The minimum allowed for air conditioners is 9.1 EER. The higher the number of EER, the more savings you will have for your electricity bill. Another plus? A higher EER means a more environment-friendly unit.
A high-quality aircon comes at a steep price. Yet if you are planning on using it 24/7 during the hot season, it is best to go for those inverter units.
It might not be enough that the unit that you've purchased has a high EER, but also you need to know the right moment when to use it throughout the day. If used at around 8-10 hours a day, then a non-inverter unit can suffice for your home.
Let us help you make that choice for the air conditioning unit you want for your home. Here's a list of the top 10 units available for you to purchase today.
**Prices may vary depending on the website and their campaign period**
|Energy Efficiency Ratio||13.2|
|Size||470 x 340 x 600 mm|
|Power Consumption||380 – 1,160 W|
|Energy Efficiency Ratio||11.3 - 14.0|
|Size||560 x708 x 375 mm|
|Energy Efficiency Ratio||10.3|
|Size||Indoor 820 x 299 x 215 mm / Outdoor 660 x 475 x 242 mm|
|Energy Efficiency Ratio||12|
|Size||600mm x 630mm x 380 mm|
|Energy Efficiency Ratio||10.6 - 13|
|Size||220 x 835 x 280 mm|
|Energy Efficiency Ratio||11.5|
|Size||430 x 660 x 700 mm|
|Cooling Capacity||2 HP|
|Energy Efficiency Ratio||10.6|
|Size||660 x 430 x 718mm|
FTKQ25TVM / RKQ25TVM
|Energy Efficiency Ratio||11.4|
|Size||Indoor 285 x 770 x 223 mm / Outdoor 595 x 845 x 244 mm|
|Cooling Capacity||1.0 HP|
|Energy Efficiency Ratio||11.09|
|Size||262 x 769 x 210mm|
|Energy Efficiency Ratio||13.8|
|Size||Indoor 722 x 187 x 290 mm / Outdoor 700 x 240 x 540 mm|
Window Type Inverter Aircon
Window-Type Inverter Air Conditioner
Basic S-Inverter Split Type Aircon
Dual Inverter Window Type Aircon
Split Type Inverter Aircon
Premium Inverter Window Type Aircon
Window Type Inverter Aircon
D-Smart Indoor Split Type Inverter
Deluxe Inverter Eco-Smart Split Type Aircon
Super Inverter III Split Wall Mount Aircon
The Space-Saving Air Conditioner with Great Features
A Quick Cooling Unit With Precise and Efficient Control
Have a Faster, Wider, and Farther Coverage for Your Room
Smart Cooling You Can Control Anytime, Anywhere
An Innovative AC That Adjusts According to Room Temperature
Dehumidifier, Dust and Pollution Filter in Your Air Conditioner
Air Filter Technology Built Into Your Air Conditioner
Quiet Cooling for Maximum Comfort as You Sleep
Sensor-Controlled Air Conditioning for Your Home
An AC That Saves Energy and Maintenance Costs
|Price Starts at||₱26,199||₱26,100||₱23,400||₱32,200||₱30,400||₱29,698||₱55,300||₱27,120||₱33,500||₱29,299|
|Type||Window Type||Window Type||Split Type||Window-Type||Split Type||Window Type||Window Type||Split Type||Split Type||Split Type|
|Cooling Capacity||0.8HP||1.5HP||1.5HP||1.5HP||1.5HP||1.5HP||2 HP||1HP||1.0 HP||1HP|
|Power Consumption||667W||380 – 1,160 W||1250W||1000W||1550W||1051W||850W||810W||810W||741W|
|Energy Efficiency Ratio||13.2||11.3 - 14.0||10.3||12||10.6 - 13||11.5||10.6||11.4||11.09||13.8|
|Size||470 x 340 x 600 mm||560 x708 x 375 mm||Indoor 820 x 299 x 215 mm / Outdoor 660 x 475 x 242 mm||600mm x 630mm x 380 mm||220 x 835 x 280 mm||430 x 660 x 700 mm||660 x 430 x 718mm||Indoor 285 x 770 x 223 mm / Outdoor 595 x 845 x 244 mm||262 x 769 x 210mm||Indoor 722 x 187 x 290 mm / Outdoor 700 x 240 x 540 mm|
It is expected that during the summer months that your power consumption will rise, so as your electricity bill. Here are some basic tips from Daikin on how to efficiently cut down your consumption during the summer.
As the summer season is at hand, there are other cooling means that you might still want to check out while you're at it. Check out some helpful links we've provided below.
An air conditioner is fast becoming one of the non-negotiable appliances in every Filipino home. Finding the best one that suits your family's needs should strike a balance between function and price. Keep in mind the recurring costs of this purchase - from energy bills to maintenance, make sure you are covered.
Author: Laura Mercado
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