The first home air conditioner was designed and introduced by Willis Carrier in 1926; today air conditioners are an indispensable part of our lives. Especially, in a hot and humid country like India, an air conditioner is nothing less than a life-saving equipment.
Home ACs were invented almost a century ago, therefore it was very likely that it would go through many changes and upgrades before reaching its enhanced design and technology it features today.
Though we can see that use of air conditioners have rapidly increased in India, still only 5% of Indian households have AC compared to 90% percent in the United States and 60% in China, according to a Livemint report.
How ACs have evolved in the last decade
A decade is a long time when it comes to improvement in home air conditioning technology. In the last 10 years, air-conditioners have made tremendous progress in energy efficiency and compressor design and performance. Smart technology and design have revolutionized how ACs look and perform. Notable smart energy technology improvements include the inverter ACs that can run with your home inverter during power cuts.
That is the reason why LG inverter ACs are one of the bestselling air conditioners in India as power cuts and outages are common in summer. So, how are today’s ACs different than they used to be 10 years ago? Let’s find out!
In the last few years air conditioners with intelligent image sensor technology to ensure cooling direction has been introduced by leading ACs brands such as O-General and LG. With the use of this tech, new air conditioners can manipulate cooling direction and speed according to the number of people in a room.
O General ACs use this technology quite effectively and are quite popular in India. The price for O General AC starts from Rs. 50,000 in India.
Though Voltas was the first to introduce inverter ACs in India in 2016, LG inverter ACs are the most popular in India. Today, all split air conditioners manufactured by LG utilize inverter technology and they are leaders in this space.
Smartphone apps for ACs
Today, some ACs are integrated with the latest internet of things (IoT) technology where you can control the air conditioner from anywhere in your house through Wi-Fi technology. The user needs to just download the manufacturer’s app on his/her smartphone and is able to control, monitor and track the ACs performance and energy consumption. All this was not possible a decade ago.
While conventional ACs have been using 2 blades to swing air throughout the room, new age air conditioners use 4D swing functions through an omnidirectional air flow mechanism. O General AC priced that starts from Rs. 50,000 also uses this technology.
Faster cooling technology
Old air conditioners from 10 years ago used to take at least 45 minutes to cool a medium sized room on a hot summer day. Today, with faster cooling technology like the ones employed by LG inverter ACs, you can cool a room within 15-20 minutes.
PM 2.5, PM 1 and Anti-VOC Filters
As pollution has increased in Indian cities with rapid industrialization, air filters in air conditioners have been a life saver for millions of Indians. Today, we can purchase ACs with PM 2.5, PM 1 and anti-VOC filters that block smoke, mold, residues from paints, and eliminate toxins from the air.
Are you geared up for the Indian summer with a high-performance AC for your home? Join the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network and purchase LG inverter ACs, O-General ACs, Carrier ACs and more from 1 lakh plus partners across India. Enjoy fast delivery and no-cost EMIs in more than 1 million products.