The pollution nowadays is on the rise with no immediate respite in sight. Due to this, the air-conditioner has become more of a necessity, rather than an indulgence. This is especially true if there is a baby or a child in the house. Carrier is one of India’s leading cooling solutions provider with years of expertise and experience to deliver some of the best products. The Carrier Ester+ 18K 5-Star Cyclojet is a 1.5 Ton Split AC which packs in a rotary compressor and a copper condenser for a powerful, yet energy-efficient performance.
It also features a PM 2.5 Micron filter which filters out the pollutants and effluents to deliver clean, breathable air. The Carrier Ester+ 18K 5-Star Cyclojet is available at a price of Rs. 36,999/- in online stores. Let us take a closer look at this air-conditioner through this review.
The Carrier Ester+ 18K 5 Star Cyclojet is a split AC with a unique design. The outdoor compressor unit of this air-conditioner is shaped like a barrel rather than the regular boxy design. The resulting design has a 40% smaller footprint and can be easily mounted on a wall or just placed on any flat surface. The outdoor unit is made out of metal in order to withstand the harsh outdoor conditions and is painted white in order to maintain a cooler operating temperature. The indoor unit is made of strong ABS plastic and is also painted white. It is a typical split air-conditioner design; an elongated box with vents at the bottom.
The Carrier logo and the Ester+ branding feature prominently on the face of the indoor unit. An LED display, also on the face, shows the temperature and other relevant information. There is a patch of geometrical design painted on the left side of the body. The Carrier Ester+ 18K 5 Star Cyclojet comes bundled with interconnecting pipes and wires. The swing of 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 36kg and the indoor unit weighs 12kg.
The Carrier Ester+ 18K 5 Star Cyclojet is certified with a 5-Star BEE Rating, which is the highest one that can be given. This makes it one of the most energy-efficient air-conditioners available in the market. Its cooling capacity is rated at 5100W and it has an airflow rate of 500 CFM. The outdoor unit is shaped like a barrel which enables it to have a 30% larger condenser than regular air-conditioners. The barrel shape also enables it to have a 360° airflow which helps it to dissipate hot air faster. The fan motor has an E-class waterproof certification.
The cylindrical compressor has a 40% smaller footprint which allows it to be placed on a table-top or enable it to be mounted on a wall. The extra-thick insulation helps in reducing the noise and vibrations significantly. The Carrier Ester+ 18K 5 Star Cyclojet packs within, 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 mould and mildew. The i-Oxidizer removes formaldehydes, 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 review of the Carrier 18K Ester+ 5 Star Cyclojet paints a picture of efficiency coupled with optimum performance.
Inside the box:
· Carrier 18K Ester+ 5 Star Cyclojet Main Unit
· Carrier 18K Ester+ 5 Star Cyclojet Blower Unit
· Remote Control (Batteries included)
· Connecting Pipes and Wires
· User Manual
· Warranty Card
ü 5 Star energy rating.
ü LED display on the indoor unit.
ü Anti-Bacteria Filter.
ü Dust Filter.
ü PM 2.5 Micron Filter.
ü Rotary Compressor.
ü Refrigerant Leakage Detector.
All throughout this review, the Carrier Ester+ 18K 5 Star Cyclojet performs efficiently and thoroughly. It comes fitted with a host of convenience and safety features like the ‘Refrigerant Leak Detector’. The rotary compressor in the unique outdoor unit is powerful, yet extremely energy-efficient. It comes with a 5-year warranty on the compressor. With the warranty and all the useful features built in, the Carrier Ester+ 18K 5 Star Cyclojet gives an excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.