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Carrier Optima Green Aircon Review

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Combine tropical temperatures with a decade-long real estate boom and a growing population of young professionals, and you have the perfect ingredients for a healthy air conditioners market. But the Filipino buyer is a frugal one, and energy-saving is always at the top of every Filipino’s list of requirements. But is there an aircon out there that’s affordable without bumping up your energy bill? With the Carrier Optima Green, there just might be.

Carrier Optima Green Pros and Cons

Carrier Optima Green Pros and Cons

When it comes to making an investment like an aircon, you’ll want to go with a company that’s reliable. Carrier is one of the bigger names in the Philippines, and has a range of models as well as service and cleaning centers available for Carrier aircon owners. It’s also one of the more well known window type inverter aircon brands, which means that you’re likely to find it in most appliance centers near you.

What to Plan For

But even when you narrow down your search to a single brand, it can be pretty hard picking the unit itself. There’s a huge range of options out there, which can be pretty daunting for the uninitiated. There are a ton of different considerations that need to go into buying an aircon unit. These are appliances that can cost a pretty penny, with performances that can be affected by a host of different factors such as room size and horsepower.

To start off, you’ll need to take a look at the square meterage of the area you’re planning to put your aircon in, as that will need to match up with the cooling capacity of the unit you’re looking at. Gearing up to buy an aircon means doing thorough research on aircon brands, aircon HP per sqm, and inverter vs non inverter aircon pros and cons.

Carrier Optima Green Specs

The Carrier Optima Green is a Carrier window type aircon that offers users the highest savings when compared with other non-inverter window type models. Besides energy savings, Carrier aircon inverter types make use of R410A, which is a non-ozone depleting refrigerant, which ensures that your aircon use is clean and green all the way through.

Any person buying an aircon will want to look at the most important factor: how efficient is this unit going to be in terms of cooling capacity and energy usage? It’s a sad truth that the Philippines has some of the highest electricity prices in Southeast Asia. In fact, Filipinos pay the second-highest electricity rates in the whole Asia region, second only to Japan. Put this together with the tropical weather that runs for most of the year, and an air conditioner can be a bit heavy on the pocket.

Thus, energy efficiency is going to have to be top on your list of considerations when researching air conditioners. This calculation isn’t going to be a one-time deal: you’re going to be doing a lot of math, from the cost of the initial unit, to shipping and installation, to monthly charges when the unit is actually in use.

Carrier Optima Green Specs

Carrier Optima Green Specs

Still, even with all the extra charges, the right aircon choice will end up netting you a ton of savings in the long run. The Carrier Optima Green is one such aircon: designed to be energy efficient as well as environmentally-friendly, it’s a purchase that’s sure to pay you back in the long run.

Good for Beginner Buyers

The Optima Green is a Carrier aircon window type, which makes it especially accessible for first-time buyers. Window type air conditioners tend to be cheaper overall thanks to their popularity. With such a range of different choices on the market, price competition ensures that you can find a ton of affordable window type options.

Window type aircons are also relatively quiet, and depending on the window type aircon dimension and placement can cool more than one room. They also have the added advantage of sending all the warmer air to your house exterior with no need for additional intervention. In a way, they’re the “plug and play” of air conditioner types: simply install into an available slot, plug into your power source, and get going.

However, they’re not entirely perfect, and despite their advantages window types can have disadvantages as well. They’re not exactly portable, and if your installation isn’t perfect the gaps can let in hot air, defeating the purpose of the aircon. Also, your unit will need adequate support, as improper installation can lead to window aircons literally falling out of their slots.

Great Energy Savings

On the whole, however, window type aircons are a great choice if you’re looking to save, and the Carrier Optima Green is designed to offer the best savings and the most affordable price. The Optima Green has an energy consumption that’s rated 26% lower than rival brands at 0.5 HP and 495W, leading to as much as 40% additional energy savings.

The Optima Green has an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) that goes as high as 12.0 when based on a 0.75 HP capacity, as certified by the Department of Energy (DOE). High EER means better savings, and when put up against competitors the Optima Green performs the most efficiently.

Power Your Needs

Worried your unit might not be able to cover your desired area? The Optima Green comes in three different HPs, so you can pick the unit that’s best for your living space. The 0.5 HP unit has 26% lower energy consumption than competitor brands, while 0.75 HP and the 1 HP have 29% and 11% lower energy consumption levels, respectively.

Better Air Distribution

Plus, the Optima Green offers users air distribution that’s 20% wider than conventional window types. Its wider horizontal vents mean you have a wider distribution of cold air, meaning even when matched price for price you still get better performance than you would with competitor units.

A Top Tier Choice

How about cleaning? The long dry season and urban pollution mean that your unit will need regular cleaning, and scheduling a session can be a bit of a hassle. No suc worries with the Optima Green: it’s designed with a multi-pore air filter, which has fine fibers that prevent the buildup of dust and pollution.

Carrier is a great brand, and it’s not hard to see why. Even after purchasing, you can rest assured that you have access to trained technicians and original parts that ensure a longer life for your aircon unit. Couple that with the Carrier Optima Green’s great value and energy efficiency, and you have an aircon that will net you savings in years to come.

Energy Efficiency
10
Features
8
Cooling Power
8
Price
10

Summary

With an affordable price, great energy savings, and simple operation, the Carrier Optima Green is a fantastic choice for households looking for simple, green cooling solutions.

Total Rating

9.0
JP Reyes

JP has been in the aircon industry for almost as long as he has been alive. As a child JP would help his tatay fix aircon units at their junk shop in Cavite. After graduating UP in the early 2000's, JP then started his own Aircon servicing business and within 5 years had 10 shops in 8 different cities. Fast forward to today and JP brings all his experience and expertise online to give readers trustworthy advice and reviews about Air-conditioning buying, servicing, cleaning and repair in the Philippines.

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