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Whirlpool SIA120B IN Aircon Review

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It’s a pretty well known fact that Filipinos are family-oriented. While many people, like young professionals working in the city, may choose to live alone, the fact of the matter is that the majority of Filipinos live in bigger households. And when that happens, a regular air conditioner won’t cut it. Philippine consumers dealing with this issue will want a cooling solution that’s powerful yet efficient enough to cool their homes while keeping energy expenses low. And if there’s one aircon that’s up for the task, it’s the Whirlpool SIA120B IN 1.5 HP.

Whirlpool SIA120B IN Pros and Cons

Whirlpool SIA120B IN Pros and Cons

When you’re shopping around for aircon review Philippines options, it can be difficult to find an air conditioner that promises powerful cooling and means it. Coupled with one of the highest electricity rates in the region, Filipino consumers often have to choose between powerful cooling and energy efficiency.

The Whirlpool SIA120B IN 1.5 HP does away with that choice. Instead of forcing buyers to pick a side, it instead provides all of the above and more, with a range of features that any user would love to have in their home. Not convinced? Take a look at the rest of our Whirlpool SIA120B IN 1.5 HP review below for more information.

Appliance Powerhouse

In the home appliance industry, Whirlpool is pretty much one of the top names. A U.S. brand perhaps best known for its range of washing machines, refrigerators, dishwashers, microwave ovens, and cooking appliances, it’s definitely proven its worth in consumers’ homes the world over. The brand is definitely known for its quality make and engineering, and that quality definitely carries over into its air conditioning line.

Why Inverter Is Better

While a powerful compressor and multi-purpose operation is always a plus, at the end of the day consumers are looking for one thing: energy efficiency. There’s no point in buying an air conditioner if it’s going to cost you an arm and a leg in monthly electricity expenses. Plus, with growing concerns over the state of the climate, Filipino buyers are looking for more than just a cooling solution.

Inverter technology is far and beyond the most popular energy efficiency option, and it’s not hard to see why. Available in window type inverter aircon form or split type inverter aircon form, inverters allow compressors to adjust their speed depending on the temperature of the room. That means a split type inverter aircon won’t waste energy cooling down an already cool room, saving you on electricity expenses in the long run.

Whirlpool SIA120B IN Specs

Whirlpool SIA120B IN Specs

It’s true that the Whirlpool SIA120B IN might have a bit of a steep price compared to other non-inverter and non-split type units. Split type inverter aircon price ranges tend to skew high, but buyers will find that the upfront expense often evens out into energy savings over the years. If you’re willing to invest in a unit that will bring you better returns as time passes, then the price of a SIA120B IN might not be so bad.

Top-Tier Energy Efficiency

Of course, one of the things that makes the SIA120B IN stand out from the crowd is its incredible energy efficiency. Not only does the SIA120B IN come with the latest InverterPlus technology, it also uses energy efficient R410a refrigerant. Not only that, it also has an incredible 1 W standby function, which keeps your aircon ready to use without wasting electricity.

With a cooling capacity of 12000 Btu/h and a rated input of 1138 W, it has an incredible Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) of 11.26— far higher than many other 1.5 HP models on the market. All of these total a whopping 60% higher energy savings, which is definitely worth the investment.

Maximum Temperature Control

The Whirlpool SIA120B IN doesn’t just promise incredible energy savings, it also allows a more accurate and efficient cooling experience. It comes with AccuTemp Control, which enables your unit to cool to the precise degree that you set it to. Although the “real feel” of an air conditioner can vary according to the room— higher ceilings, sunny windows, and other heating sources can affect your aircon performance, for example— the Whirlpool SIA120B IN allows for a more accurate and efficient cooling process.

Clean Living

Modern air conditioners often perform a variety of functions in the household, and the SIA120B IN is no different. It comes with a dehumidifier function and a 3-in-1 filter (formaldehyde filter, silver ion filter, acarus filter). This filter protects you and your household from harmful formaldehyde, which can poison our cells, as well as dust mites and much more. This ensures that you’re breathing in safe, clean air whenever your aircon is turned on.

Hands-Free Management

The Whirlpool SIA120B IN comes with a remote control, which makes managing your settings much easier. That’s not the only thing it has going for it, however. It also comes with its own auto clean function and self-diagnosis function. This means that your aircon can detect when it needs to self-clean, so you don’t need to constantly hire professionals to do it for you.

Longer Lasting

Whirlpool always promises quality, and the SIA120B IN is no different. Not only does it come with the most advanced inverter technology, it’s also got a gold fin condenser. A gold fin condenser does not rust, which protects the coils in your condenser from acids, water, rust, and much more. This ensures that your unit is longer lasting, with no more fears about having to replace parts within a year or two even in Philippine humidity.

Any air conditioner is an investment, which is why picking the right one is doubly essential. If you’re looking to cool a bigger room, or have a larger household, then the Whirlpool SIA120B IN is absolutely worth the investment. Although the upfront cost can be pretty steep at almost Php 40,000, the range of features, incredible energy savings, and quality parts make it a purchase that’s worthwhile.

Energy Efficiency
9
Features
10
Cooling Power
9
Price
8

Summary

With an incredible range of features and top-notch energy efficiency, the powerful Whirlpool SIA120B IN 1.5 HP split type inverter aircon is a great choice for bigger households and rooms. The rather steep upfront price is balanced out thanks to technology and manufacturing that promises up to 60% in energy savings. Definitely worth the investment.

Total Rating

9.0
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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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