Thomson 1.5 Split AC Review: Strong Affordable Option Will Get Good Cooling and Low Power Consumption
Thomson 1.5 Split AC Review: Many new players have arrived in the Indian AC segment. More players means tougher competition and attractive pricing. Thomson is one of the brands that are offering affordable options. Let us know whether you should buy its AC.
The demand of air conditioners is increasing day by day. Earlier, there used to be more demand in cities, but now this demand has reached Tier-2 and Tier-3 market. Higher demand means more players to enter and consumers have more options.
Thomson is also present in the AC market. This brand is present in the Indian market for the last few years. Thomson sells not only ACs but also TVs, fridges and washing machines. But its identity is not like Samsung or LG yet.
Thomson has entered this segment with affordable options as compared to other brands. The company has launched 5 star rating products at affordable prices. We have been using convertible split AC from Thomson for the past few days.
This AC comes with 5 star rating and 1.5 ton capacity. It sounds like an attractive product for the price, but is it really the best option for your home? In this review we will discuss the plus and minus points of Thomson 4 in 1 Convertible Split AC.
Thomson’s product is also similar to the AC of any other brand. With this you get one indoor and one outdoor unit. Talking about the indoor unit, it gets features like an LED display, air filter, signal receiver, terminal block cover, emergency button.
On the display, you see details like temperature, modes, timer and on/off. It has an emergency button, which is used when the remote is not available. In the outdoor unit, you get the gas valve, liquid valve and other things.
Remote will also be available with AC, which work on two replaceable batteries. You get many options in the remote. With their help, you can control timer, swing, convertible mode, temperature. There is nothing new in the appearance, which will make you feel different.
You get many modes in Thomson AC. We will discuss these later. First let’s talk about its range and cooling capacity. It cools the room rapidly. After turning on the power, you have to wait for some time for the compression to turn on.
As soon as the outdoor unit is activated, you will start getting cool air from the AC. In about 5 to 10 minutes, it cools down the whole room quite well.
If you want to use Thomson AC as normal, then you can turn on auto mode for this. There is also the option of Cool Mode, which you can activate by clicking on the Mode button present on the remote. In this mode, you can set the fan speed according to you.
In this you also get a mode of turbo cooling, which did not look very impressive. In this too, we get the same standard output like cooling mode. However, the fan speed picks up and the unit starts making a bit more noise.
Similarly, you get the option of dry mode, in which you can run your AC at 24 degree Celsius. In this mode, you will get the option of swing control like other modes. Apart from these, you have been given the option of fan mode.
How is the cooling?
You can use it both in modes or manually. As far as cooling is concerned, it takes 3 minutes for the unit to activate after power on. We initially used it at 24 degree celsius, which is the standard temperature of AC.
It took about 10 to 15 minutes for the room to cool down at this temperature. At the same time, when it is used at 16 degrees Celsius, the room cools down quickly.
You can use convertible mode for better power consumption management. It has four convertible modes. Timer and other options are also available in AC, which work well.
How much will the electricity bill come?
If you run it for an hour at 24 °C, about 1.5 units of electricity is consumed. That is, if you use AC for 10 hours in a day, you will spend 15 units.
At the same time, power consumption increases at 16 ° C. About 2.3 units are spent on using AC for one hour at 16 degree temperature.
How was the installation experience?
We had to face some problem in the installation of this Thomson AC. If you buy it online, there is a separate charge for installation.
On the other hand, the installation person tries his best to persuade you to buy an extra pipe or an outdoor unit stand. We had to reinstall this AC.
Where is the lack?
By the way, there has not been any problem in using it. Initially, the error message was reflecting because the installation was not working properly. At the same time, the range of the remote is not very much. Sometimes we have to get up and go near the AC.
This problem can happen only with this unit as well. The display was also not working properly for a few days. However, we haven’t seen any such problems after reinstalling.
The biggest question comes, should you buy this product? If you are looking for a split AC in the budget range, then this is a good option. The company is offering a warranty of 1 year on the product and 10 years on the compressor. Thomson 4 in 1 Convertible Cooling AC is available on Flipkart for Rs. 32,999.
This price is for a product with 1.5 ton capacity and 5 star rating. However, now the BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) rating has changed. That is, this product will now come in the 4 star rating category. But it is a better option in the budget range with good power efficiency. Yes, do take a look at the Thomson’s service system in your city.