In these polluted times, the air-conditioner has evolved into a necessity rather than a costly 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 dust and pollution to deliver clean, breathable air. Carrier is one of India’s oldest cooling solution providers with years of experience and expertise in this field. The Carrier Superia 4i 4 Star is a 1.5 Ton split AC which has a copper condenser and an energy-efficient rotary compressor with an inverter for a powerful, yet efficient performance. It packs in a plethora of filters to scrub the air clean making it healthier to breathe. The Carrier Superia 4i 4 Star is available at a price of Rs. 46,900/- in online stores. Let us take a closer look at this AC through this review.
The Carrier Superia 4i 4 Star is a 1.5 Ton split AC with the typical design language. The outdoor compressor unit is a box constructed out of metal which is painted white. It is packed with thick insulation which minimizes the noise and vibrations considerably. The indoor unit is again recognizable as a split AC. It is the typical elongated box with air vents at the bottom. It is white and is made of strong ABS plastic.
It features the Carrier logo and the Superia 4i branding very subtle on the face. There is a big, discrete LED display on the right side which blends into the background when it is switched off. Below the LED display are some LED indicators for power, timer, mode, etc. The minimalistic design gives it a sleek but generic look. The outdoor unit weighs in at 31kg and the indoor unit weighs 13.5kg. The design review of the Carrier Superia 4i 4 Star brings out the minimalist styling and subtle design language.
FEATURES & PERFORMANCE:
The Carrier Superia 4i 4 Star is certified with a 4-Star BEE Rating (2017), which makes it one of the more energy-efficient air-conditioners available today. It has a rated cooling capacity of 5100W and has an airflow rate of 700CFM. It operates at a 48dB noise level. The powerful and efficient Rotary Compressor gives an excellent cooling performance. The Copper condenser also adds to the efficiency along with longevity. This AC features four filters; the Electrostatic Dust Filter, the i-Oxidizer Dust Filter, the PM 2.5 Micron Filter and the Hyper Protective Filter. It has a ‘Turbo’ mode which allows the fan to work at speeds above the maximum level and helps in rapid cooling. The Auto Swing feature ensures even cooling to all parts of the room.
The Carrier Superia 4i 4 Star features a NexGen Dehumidifier which does not allow mold and mildew to grow. The i-Oxidizer removes formaldehyde along with VOCs, chemicals, and vapors with a special blend of oxidizing agents. The 4 Stage releases negative ions to disinfect and reduce the bad smell in a room. It also gathers and gets rid of house dust, pollen and other micro particles responsible for allergies, thus creating a safe and healthy environment. The 3-in-1 Microbes Filter is a combination of Cold Catalyst, Vitamin C, and Nano Platinum Filter. It is effective in removing tobacco smoke, dust, pollen, mold spores, animal dander and in killing bacteria from the conditioned air.
The Follow Me feature detects and talks to the extra sensors built directly into the remote control thereby ensuring optimum temperature around the remote control’s position. The early warning system detects any refrigerant leakage and immediately shuts down the AC for safety. The Auto-cleaner uses the condensed water to clean the dust from inside the AC’s blower unit. It also features Sleep Mode and Auto Restart which provide efficiency and convenience to the user. With all the energy-saving and convenience features built in, efficiency is the theme of this performance review.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Carrier Superia 4i 4 Star Compressor Unit
· Carrier Superia 4i 4 Star Blower Unit
· Remote Control (Batteries Included)
· User Manual
· Warranty Card
· Connecting Pipes and Wires
ü 4 Star energy rating.
ü LED display on the control panel.
ü Electrostatic Dust Filter.
ü i-Oxidizer Dust Filter.
ü PM 2.5 Micron Filter.
ü Hyper Protective Filter.
ü Inverter Rotary Compressor.
û Consumers extra electricity in the ‘Turbo’ mode.
The Carrier Superia 4i 4 Star comes with a 5-year warranty on the compressor and a 1-year warranty on the entire unit. It is backed by Carrier’s vast expertise and excellent service network. The Carrier Superia 4i 4 Star is a powerful, energy-efficient air-conditioner which gives excellent value for the user’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.