In these polluted times, the air-conditioner has become a thing of necessity rather than an indulgence. This is especially true if there is a child or a baby in the house. The modern air-conditioners are advanced enough to filter out the pollutants and effluents to deliver clean, breathable air. More than an indulgence, the air-conditioner is an investment in good health. Carrier is one of India’s oldest cooling solution providers with years of experience and expertise in this field. The Carrier Superia 18K is a 1.5 Ton split AC which has copper condenser and an energy-efficient rotary compressor for a powerful, yet efficient performance.
It also packs in a plethora of filters to scrub the air clean making it healthier to breathe. The Carrier Superia 18K 5 Star is available at a price of Rs. 44,250/- in online stores. Let us take an in-depth look at this AC through this review.
The Carrier Superia 18K 5-Star is a 1.5 Ton split AC which sports a typical design. The outdoor unit is the regular box-shaped compressor unit. It is made out of metal and painted white. It carries thick insulation which reduces the noise and vibrations considerably. The indoor unit is made of strong ABS plastic and is painted white. The design is the all-familiar elongated box with air vents at the bottom. The Carrier Logo and the Superia branding feature prominently on the face of the indoor unit. There is an LED display in the bottom-right corner which shows the temperature set on the AC.
The display blends in to the background when it is switched off. Below the display sit the LED indicators. There is no design printed or otherwise on the face of the indoor unit. The minimalistic design gives it a sleek but generic look, which is not a bad thing. The outdoor unit weighs 42kg and the internal unit weighs 13.5kg. The design review of the Carrier 18K Superia 5 Star really brings out its subtle design language.
The Carrier Superia 18K 5-Star is certified with a 5-Star Bee Rating for efficiency, which is the highest that can be awarded. This makes it one of the most energy-efficient ACs available in the market. It has a rated cooling capacity of 5300W and an airflow rate of 700 CFM. The rotary compressor features a copper condenser which helps with an efficient performer. The rotary compressor itself is an extremely energy-efficient machine. The Carrier Superia 18K 5-Star packs in four filters for cleaning the air of pollutants and effluents an Electrostatic Dust Filter, an Electrostatic Carbon Filter, a PM 2.5 Micron Filter and a Hyper Protective Filter. This AC has an auto-restart feature which kicks in after a power cut.
The air-conditioner restarts with the same settings from before the power cut. It features Intelligent CRF Alert and Louver Position Memory for extra convenience. The performance review of the Carrier Superia 18K 5-Star brings out the best features and conveniences of this air-conditioner.
Inside the box:
· Carrier Superia 18K 5 Star Main Unit
· Carrier Superia 18K 5-Star 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.
This review of the Carrier Superia 18K 5 Star makes it amply clear that it is an energy-efficient and consistent performer. The compressor works silently and efficiently to deliver a powerful performance. The filters perform their duty of delivering clean air quite efficiently. All of these features coupled with the 5-year warranty on the compressor give excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.