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Panasonic AERO Series Review

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Let Tech Cool You This Summer!

What is it?

Japanese technology giant, Panasonic has been one of the most well-recognised brands in the Indian consumer electronic space and has been known to stay ahead of the game by introducing timely innovations in their product range. The mercury levels in our country can soar upto 50 degrees during peak summer and Air conditioners are more of a necessity now than luxury. To tackle the same, air-conditioning space in the Indian market has been evolving constantly with newage additions like Inverter tech coming into play.

First Impressions

The 1.5 tonne unit came in two separate packaging- one for the indoor unit and one for the outdoor unit. The installation team reached my place within 30 minutes of the Air conditioner being delivered. The installation took around an hour and Panasonic’s trained engineer explained me the basic functionality of the AC. I asked him a couple of questions about the Inverter technology and he explained me most of it perfectly. The unit shared with me is a 1.5-ton variant( Inverter AC U18UKY) which comes with Inverter technology and a 5 star BEE rating which ensures that you get the best of cooling without consuming a lot of electricity.

what’s interesting

The interesting bits include the new-age tech features that this split AC comes with. It gets Nanoe-G which is Panasonic patente, air purification system. What it does is basically removes the PM2.5 and other pollutants from the air using a threestage purification process: Firstly, the PM2.5 filter removes airborne particles that are smaller than 2.5 Micrometres.Then, the Catechin filter coated with tea leaf extracts deactivates bacteria up to 90% and removes bad odours. And lastly, the PM2.5 Active Filtration where Nanoe-G unit releases 3 trillion nanoe negative ions deactivate most of PM2.5 and airborne particles such as bacteria, viruses and mold. Along with removing air-borne particles, it also works on microorganisms on surfaces such as fabrics, furniture, etc.

Panasonic also claims that it’s i Auto-X feature provides 35% faster cooling at start-up and helps you save upto 65 percent of electricity along with the smart inverter. Well, the area where the air conditioner has been installed at the moment is approximately 160 sq. ft and still the entire area gets perfectly cool in about 15 minutes! Also, my house is on the top floor of 4 storey building which is very close to the sea and tends to get heated up pretty quickly due to direct sunlight and huge windows. However, all of that is of no worry for this beast as it has been working pretty effectively! Another noteworthy bit is that the AC has a Quiet mode which reduces the fan speed and you can hardly hear any noise from both-the indoor and the outdoor unit.

Price: ₹ 66,900
Rating: 90/100

What is Inverter technology?

The Inverter technology is the latest evolution of technology concerning the electro motors of the compressors. An Inverter is used to control the speed of the compressor motor, so as to continuously regulate the temperature. A microcontroller can sample each ambient air temperature and adjust accordingly the speed of the compressor. The inverter air conditioning units have increased efficiency in contraction to traditional air conditioners, extended life of their parts and the sharp fluctuations in the load are eliminated. The inverter AC units might be more expensive than the constant speed air conditioners, but this is balanced by lower energy bills.

Verdict

The Panasonic Aero Series looks good, works like a charm and will ease up on the electricity bills as well, thanks to the inverter technology! What else can you ask for?

 

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