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With so many air conditioner models and brands out on the market today, it’s not surprising that many Filipinos struggle with picking the right one. Given the range of available types, it’s not too far off to say that there’s an aircon model out there for every type of family.
While the typical image of an air cooler may be one of a powerful machine with tons of horsepower, in reality not many households require intense cooling power. Sometimes simple is best, and there are affordable, uncomplicated aircon types that fit the bill exactly. Find out about one of them in this American Home aircon review below.
If you’ve done even the most minimal research into air conditioning in the Philippines, you’ll know that there are several types of aircon. The three main types are split type aircon, portable aircon, and, of course, the window type aircon. Within these main types, you can also pick between non-inverter and inverter aircon models. It’s important to note, however, that inverter aircon price can be bumped up because of the new technology.
These different types obviously fit different needs. Some may come with tons of features, so you can get the exact cooling experience you want down to the nth degree. Others may offer increased energy savings, although sometimes for a steep price. Not all households need a complicated air conditioning unit, though. Sometimes, you just need a good old air cooler that keeps you fresh and cool just the way you like it.
One of the biggest factors that goes into making a decision about an air conditioner is, of course, the cost. A lot of elements are obviously built into the cost of your unit, including materials, engineering, features, and energy efficiency. Some users agree with this, and are looking for the most diverse range of features available to get the most bang for their buck.
Others, however, have simpler tastes. For some households, things like Sleep Mode or self-cleaning may not be huge priorities. Sometimes all you need is a solid, reliable unit that will keep you cool with none of the frills. For this, the best choice is often a window type aircon. A window aircon is affordable, compact, and does the job with no fuss. If a cooling is what you need, window type aircons are the simple solution.
Once you’ve decided on your type of aircon, the next hurdle is, of course picking the brand. There are dozens of home appliance brands in the Philippines, many of them available at your nearest Abenson, SM Appliance, or Robinsons Appliance. Other distributors even make their units available online, with delivery and installation included for a small additional fee.
Things like proximity and installation process are also things that can affect your choice. Is there a warranty available for the unit? For how long? Does your selected brand have service centers that are accessible and responsive? How long has your brand been on the market? And finally, is it able to produce appliances that are trusted, reliable, and consistent?
When it comes to longevity and reliability, not many brands can come close to American Home appliances. American Home has been in the game for over 20 years. That’s more than two decades of providing Filipinos with affordable, reliable appliances.
With a product list ranging from anything from refrigerators and microwaves to air coolers and air purifiers, American Home has proven that what they Filipino needs, they can provide. Their brand slogan puts it succinctly: they want to provide their customers with Simply the Best. That same philosophy applies to their American Home aircon line. Today, we’ll look at how it’s manifested in the American Home AHAC-5019MNT 0.6 HP.
The American Home AHAC-5019MNT 0.6 HP is a great cooling solution for smaller households, and it’s not hard to see why. Coming in at only 33.50 x 40.58 x 30.60 cm, it fits comfortably into most homes without the need for extra renovations. It’s a little hefty at 16.9kg, but with a little help can be easily lifted and installed with no need for an installation team.
While the AHAC-5019MNT may not have a remote control, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have your home cooled the way you want. It has a mechanical control that easily lets you control the temperature and type of cooling that you want. It also has a Fan Mode for when you want to keep things breezy but costs down.
The unit also comes with an Auto Defrost and Self Evaporative System, meaning you don’t have to worry about condensation or water dripping from your aircon and onto your floors any longer. And if you’re worried about the filter, the AHAC-5019MNT 0.6 HP has an Easy Pull-out Filter that makes cleaning and reinstalling a cinch.
A 0.6 HP is meant for smaller areas of up to 12 sq. m., so you won’t be seeing the AHAC-509MNT cooling a function room any time soon. However, its compact size and lower horsepower makes it a perfect addition to bedrooms, offices, or other smaller areas without fear of wasting power.
With a rated input of 720W and a cooling capacity of 5803 kJ/hr, the AHAC-5019MNT’s Energy Efficiency Ratio comes in at around 8. It’s not exactly the highest rating, and if you’re worried about monthly electricity costs this may not be the unit for you. However, if you plan to use it in a room that keeps cool air for longer, or in a smaller area that doesn’t need much power, then this is an affordable, space-saving option.
The AHAC-5019MNT also uses R32 refrigerant, which is 20% more efficient than the usual R410A. Air conditioners using R32 refrigerant also cost lest to operate, so you don’t have to worry about your electricity bill shooting up. Plus, you don’t have to worry about having to shell out more money when your unit breaks down. The AHAC-5019MNT comes with a one-year warranty for parts and service, and a five-year warranty for the compressor.
All in all, for under Php 7000 the AHAC-5019MNT is a compact, reliable window type aircon that’s sure to keep your household cool and comfortable for years to come.