With the ever-increasing pollution, the air-conditioner is no longer an indulgence but has become a necessity, more so if there is a child or a baby in the house. The AC filters out the dust and pollution from the air making it healthier and more breathable. Carrier Air Conditioners is one of India’s oldest cooling solution providers with years and years of experience and expertise behind them.
The Carrier DuraEdge 18K is a 1.5 Ton Split AC, which features a copper condenser and is powered by an energy-efficient rotary compressor. It delivers optimum performance with energy savings. It includes a PM 2.5 Micron filter to get rid of harmful pollutants and effluents from the air. The Carrier 18K DuraEdge3 is available at a price of Rs. 30,900/- in online stores. We will be taking a detailed look at this air-conditioner through this review.
The Carrier DuraEdge 18K is a 1.5 Ton split AC which comes fitted with a copper condenser for an efficient and powerful cooling performance. The outdoor unit is made of metal and is painted white to maintain an optimum operating temperature in the harsh outdoor conditions. It is a typical box unit. The indoor unit is also an all-familiar elongated box with swinging vents at the bottom. The Carrier logo, as well as the DuraEdge3 branding, are visible front and center.
There is a LED display which shows the temperature along with all the other relevant information. The airflow and the vents can be controlled via the supplied remote control which has its own LCD display. The outdoor unit weighs 47kg and the indoor unit weighs 12kg. The Carrier 18K DuraEdge3 stands up rather well to the scrutiny of the design review.
The Carrier DuraEdge 18K is certified with a 3-Star BEE rating of efficiency, which makes this is one of the more energy-efficient air-conditioners available in the market. It has a rated cooling capacity of 4800W with an airflow rate of 500 CFM. The compressor has a copper condenser which helps in the efficient performance and lasts for a long time.
With Active Carbon and an Electrostatic Fibre Filter, the unit constantly scrubs away smells and poisonous compounds while preventing dust particles and other effluents from entering the air flow system. Particulate matter is composed of tiny particles dispersed in the air that is less than two and a half microns in width. The i-PM 2.5 Filter helps in removing PM 2.5 particles and providing clean, safe air.
The Carrier 18K DuraEdge3 also features an early warning system which turns off the AC if any refrigerant leakage is detected. It reduces humidity in the air with a NeXGen dehumidifier which reduces the growth of mold and mildew. This AC is programmed to automatically resume functioning after a power outage. The review of its performance throws up no surprises and it performs consistently, just as expected.
INSIDE THE BOX:
v Carrier 18K DuraEdge3 Main Unit
v Carrier 18K DuraEdge3 Blower Unit
v Remote Control (Batteries included)
v Connecting Pipes and Wires
v User Manual
v 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 Refrigerant Leakage Detector.
The theme of this review is that the Carrier DuraEdge 18K 1.5 Ton Split AC is a consistently efficient performer, which provides great saving while delivering a powerful performance. The rotary compressor works just as efficiently and quietly without putting too much strain on the resources. The filters perform well to scrub the air clean of dust and most of the pollutants. All this is coupled with a 4-year warranty on the compressor and a 1-year warranty on the indoor unit. The Carrier DuraEdge 18K 1.5 Ton Split AC delivers great value for the buyer’s money.
• Performance: 4 Stars.
• Value for Money: 4 Stars.