The pollution is increasing by the day with no end in sight in the near future. As a result, the air-conditioner has become a necessity rather than an indulgence. It’s especially true if there is a baby or a child in the house. Carrier is one of India’s oldest cooling solutions provider with years and years of experience.
The Carrier 18K Ester+ Cyclojet is a 1.5ton split AC with a copper condenser unit and a rotary compressor for a powerful, yet energy-efficient performance. It also carries a PM 2.5 Micron filter to keep out harmful pollutants and provide clean breathable air. The Carrier 18K Ester+ Cyclojet is available at a price of Rs. 35,499/- in online stores. We will take a closer look at this AC through this review.
The Carrier 18K Ester+ Cyclojet 3-Star is a split AC with a unique distinction. The outdoor compressor unit of this AC is shaped like a drum, rather than the regular box shape. The unique shape helps the hot air to dissipate much faster with a 360° airflow. The compressor unit is built out of metal and is painted white to maintain a cooler operating temperature in the compressor. The indoor unit is made of strong ABS plastic and painted white. The design is like a regular split air-conditioner; an elongated body with swinging vents at the bottom.
The Carrier logo and the Ester+ branding feature prominently on the face of the indoor unit. There is a LED display which shows the temperature and other relevant information. There is a geometrical design patch painted on the left side of the body. The Carrier Ester+ 18K 3 Star Cyclojet comes bundled with interconnecting pipes and wires. The vents on the bottom can be controlled through the included remote control which has its own LCD screen to view the temperature and other information. The outdoor unit weighs in at 32kg and the indoor unit weighs 12kg.
The Carrier Ester+ 18K 3 Star Cyclojet carries a certification of 3-Star BEE Rating, which makes it one of the more energy-efficient air-conditioners available in the market. It has a rated cooling capacity of 5000W. The outdoor unit is cylindrical shaped, which enables it to have a 30% larger condenser than regular air-conditioners. The cylindrical shape also enables it to have a 360° airflow which helps dissipate the hot air faster. With an E-class certified waterproof fan motor, this AC is specially made for Indian homes. The cylindrical compressor has a 40% smaller footprint.
This allows it to be placed on a table top or can be mounted on a wall. The extra-thick insulation reduces the noise and vibrations significantly. The Carrier Ester+ 18K 3 Star Cyclojet packs in a host of filters, Electrostatic Dust Filter, Electrostatic Carbon Filter and the PM 2.5 Micron Filter which filters out bacteria and dust particles with activated carbon fabric and silver mesh using natural passive ventilation. It also has an early warning system which turns off the AC if any refrigerant leakage is detected and displays the relevant error code on the indoor unit.
It reduces humidity in the air with a NeXGen dehumidifier which reduces the growth of mold and mildew. The Oxidizer removes formaldehyde, VOCs, chemicals, and vapours with a proprietary blend of oxidizing agents. This AC is programmed to automatically resume functioning after a power outage. The performance-oriented review of the AC paints a picture of efficiency coupled with optimum performance.
INSIDE THE BOX:
[ Carrier 18K Ester+ 3 Star Cyclojet Main Unit
[ Carrier Ester+ 18K 3 Star Cyclojet Blower Unit
[ Remote Control (Batteries included)
[ Connecting Pipes and Wires
[ User Manual
[ Warranty Card
µ 3 Star energy rating.
µ LED display on the indoor unit.
µ Anti-Bacteria Filter.
µ Dust Filter.
µ PM 2.5 Micron Filter.
µ Rotary Compressor.
µ Refrigerant Leakage Detector.
All throughout this review, the immediately apparent thing is that the Carrier 18K Ester+ 3 Star Cyclojet performs its duty efficiently and thoroughly. It is helped along by Carrier’s years of expertise. It comes fitted with convenience and safety features like the ‘Refrigerant Leak Detector’. The rotary compressor in the unique outdoor unit is extremely energy-efficient which is coupled with powerful performance. It comes with a 5-year warranty on the compressor and 1-year warranty on the indoor unit. With the warranty and all the utility features built in, the Carrier 18K Ester+ Cyclojet 3 Star/5 Star gives an excellent value for the buyer’s money.
Ø Performance: 4 Stars.
Ø Value for Money: 4 Stars.