The window type aircon remains the most popular aircon type in the Philippines, due in large part to its affordability and compactness. But the window type has strong competition when it comes to energy efficiency, as split type inverter units are gaining ground. Still, window type aircons can hold their ground, as our Koppel KWR-07R6A review will get into today.
If there’s any appliance that’s quintessentially Filipino, it’s the window type aircon. Take a look around any residential area and you’ll be sure to see that famous boxy build peeking out from walls and windows. Window type air conditioners are simple to use, easy to set up, and not too hard to maintain. They also tend to be much more affordable than their split type counterparts.
In an era where energy saving is the priority, however, not all window type aircons can match up to split type inverter performance. And as rising electricity costs become a concern, it’s high time that window type AC units prioritized efficiency, too. And that’s where the Koppel KWR-07R6A comes in.
First established over a century ago in 1904, Koppel has grown into a global brand with global standards. It’s one of the most popular aircon brands in the Philippines, and is deeply involved in the production and distribution of air conditioners, whether residential or light commercial.
Koppel is known for its long tradition of quality and excellence, so when you buy an aircon for them, you can be sure it’s going to work for you. Consumers prefer brands they can trust, and with Koppel’s strong aftersales and repair services, as well as trusted distribution partners, you can definitely rest easy.
Inverter technology is the foremost option when it comes to energy saving. The tech works out: because inverter technology allows your compressor to slow down instead of stopping and restarting when the ambient temperature is cool enough, you save more electricity in the long run.
But that kind of efficiency comes at a price: most inverter units are more expensive, sometimes far beyond the budget of an average buyer. Consumers are thus forced to choose between affordability and energy efficiency. But is there a middle ground?
According to the Koppel KWR-07R6A, yes, there is. Despite not being an inverter type unit, this window type aircon asserts that it can bring in a top performance, great energy efficiency, and all of that at an affordable price. Let’s take a look at its features below and see if it matches up to the claim.
How can a non-inverter type aircon be energy efficient? The secret is, of course, in the refrigerant. While non-inverter type air conditioners don’t have the advantage of machinery, they can make up for it in fuel— so to speak.
The Koppel KWR-07R6A makes use of R410A refrigerant, which is the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly refrigerant available on the market. So although your energy savings might not be as big as with a dedicated inverter type aircon, you’re still doing your part to save the environment and your energy bill. A pretty good compromise, if you ask us.
While window type air conditioners might be seen as less advanced than split type models, that doesn’t mean that they can’t offer a convenient, modern solution to your cooling woes. The Koppel KWR-07R6A comes with auto-restart and self-diagnosis options, which make using your machine more efficient and more convenient.
The auto-restart function allows your air conditioner to automatically restore a previous function— whether it’s cooling, fan, or drying— after a power interruption. This means you don’t have to worry about getting up to reset your air conditioner after a quick power fluctuation in the middle of the night.
Also, with the self-diagnosis option, your KWR-07R6A can immediately display an error alert in case something is wrong with the internals of your machine. In extreme cases, it can also go into auto protection mode and shut down to protect the internals of your unit. All of these preventive measures ensure that you’re keeping your unit in better shape for the long run.
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night shivering because of a room that’s gotten too cold? Well, with the KWR-07R6A you can finally rest easy. The unit comes with a sleep mode that gradually increases the temperature while you sleep. This stops your room from getting too cold, and allows you to rest comfortably without worrying about getting up in the middle of the night to adjust your aircon settings.
There are hundreds of different air conditioner models out in the market, all with varying degrees of technological advancement and efficiency. While the Koppel KWR-07R6A might not be the most advanced aircon out there, it’s a reliable unit with several features that can improve performance, efficiency, and your quality of life.
With a cooling capacity of 7807 kJ/h, a rated power consumption of 725 W, and an overall Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of 10.8, the KWR-07R6A puts in a pretty good performance for a non-inverter type aircon. If you’re looking for affordability and efficiency, this unit is a pretty good compromise.