In these polluted times, the air-conditioner has become a necessity rather than being a luxury that it was some years ago. It is an investment in clean and healthy living. Especially if there is a baby or a child in the house. Carrier is one of India’s leading cooling solution providers who has years of experience and expertise in this field. The Carrier 18K Estrella plus 3 Star is a 1.5 Ton 3 Star AC featuring a Copper condenser along with a Tropical Rotary compressor which gives a powerful cooling performance with big savings.
Carrier AC comes fitted with anti-bacteria and dust filters to scrub the air of dust and bacteria and deliver clean, breathable air. The Carrier 18K Estrella plus 3 Star 1.5 Ton Window AC is available at a price of Rs. 30,990/- in online stores. Let us take an in-depth look at this AC through this AC through this review.
The Carrier 18K Estrella plus 3 Star is a window AC with the quintessential boxy form factor which has remained constant over the years. The front of the AC is made of strong ABS plastic and the rest of the body is made of metal. The entire assembly is painted white. Window ACs have the compressor and the blower housed in one unit, unlike the split AC where they are separate. This makes the Window AC slightly noisier than split AC whose compressor is placed outside the room. This also eliminates the need of extra pipes and tubes needed to connect the compressor and the blower fan.
This AC can be fitted in a window or a specially made opening in the wall. It weighs in at 58.5kg. The blower vents are located at the right side of the AC’s front side. The vents are painted white to match the rest of the body. Below the vents sits the control panel of the AC which includes an LED display which shows the current set temperature on the AC. It also includes the Power Button, Menu Button, the increase and decrease buttons as well as some LED indicators for Mode, Fan Speed, Smart Diagnosis, Energy Save and Powerful Airflow. The face of the AC sports a ‘Waves’ design, behind which lies the filter net. The face of the Carrier 18K Estrella plus 3 Star also carries the Carrier logo and Estrella+ branding. It comes with an included remote control. Overall, the design review of this AC throws up no surprises.
The Carrier 18K Estrella plus 3 Star carries a certification of 3-Star BEE Rating, which makes it one of the more energy-efficient air-conditioners available in the market. Its cooling capacity is rated at 5300W and air circulation is 330CFM. Its typical operating noise level is 52dB. The compressor is one of the more powerful ones and give an excellent cooling performance. It easily cools a medium-sized room without putting undue pressure on the compressor.
The Copper condenser ensures longevity and optimum performance. It has a ‘Powerful Airflow’ mode which allows the fan to work at speeds above the maximum level and helps in rapid cooling. However, this feature needs more energy than is required for daily operations. At the other end of the scale, it has an ‘Energy Saver’ mode which runs the AC at optimum energy levels. While this mode saves energy, the cooling performance might be affected. The fan works at three speeds; low, mid and high and also has an Auto mode. The Carrier 18K Estrella+ 3 Star itself has three operating modes; Fan, Cool and Dry. The dust and bacteria filters remove all the dust and particulates from the cooled air before it is delivered. In addition to the remote control, there’s also a dedicated control panel to operate the AC. This AC uses R22 refrigerant and features a four-way airflow which provides even cooling throughout the room. Consistency is the theme of this performance review.
Inside the box:
· Carrier 18K Estrella+ 3 Star
· Remote Control (Batteries included)
· User Manual
· Warranty Card
ü 3 Star energy rating.
ü LED display on the control panel.
ü Dust Filter.
ü Bacteria Filter.
ü Energy-efficient Tropical Rotary Compressor.
û Consumes extra electricity in the ‘Powerful Airflow’ mode.
The Carrier 18K Estrella plus 3 Star comes with a 4-year warranty on the compressor and a 1-year warranty on the entire unit. It is backed by Carrier’s vast expertise and experience. The Carrier 18K Estrella plus 3 Star is an energy-efficient air-conditioner and a powerful performer. Overall, this AC gives excellent value for the user’s money.