Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Switch to Inverter Air Conditioner


After almost a year of contemplating on the switch to inverter air conditioners, we finally decided to buy one last March 4, 2017. We got the Kolin 1-hp window-type inverter aircon (KAG-110RSINV model) after considering other options from Hitachi, Gree, and Carrier.


Why Kolin?

We initially thought of getting the Hitachi brand, but realized its air vent was small. The location of the air vent (left side of the unit) also became a concern because we will install it in the leftmost side of our room (we thought that air flow coverage would be somewhat limited). We then saw Gree as an alternative, but it's a bit expensive. Further research showed that Gree air conditioners has the same manufacturer as Kolin, Mabe, Sharp, American Home, and Fujidenso. We found no reason to pay more for practically the same product offered by the other brands mentioned, so Gree was also scratched from the list. Carrier, on the other hand, was the most popular in my list but also the most expensive. According to the person who assisted us, when it comes to inverter aircons, brands don't really matter much (the premium you'll be paying is for the brand name and customer service). I did a quick research on the Kolin window-type inverter aircon, and it appears to be the bang-for-buck and proven effective option, albeit a high pitch / hissing compressor "noise" reported by some users (but noise level is subjective per user, and most said that it's something that you can get used to after some time).

Kolin S-Series Inverter Aircon

In the end, we gambled on Kolin. Since window-type aircons have only been around for a few years, Kolin's reliability (in terms of how long it will last), is something for us to find out.


Why didn't we get the split-type instead?

Although split-type inverter aircons are less expensive than window-type models, their maintenance cost is more expensive and cumbersome, based on our experience with the Daikin split-type aircon that we have in another room. Installation is also a hassle (especially if you don't have provision for split-type aircon) and comes as an additional cost.


Is Kolin really noisy?

After a week of using the Kolin inverter aircon, I haven't noticed the high pitch / hissing compressor "noise" reported by some users. Either Kolin has already fixed it or I'm just used to aircon "noise". Or maybe the "noise" they're referring to is the sound of the compressor after turning the unit on.

The first time I turned on our Kolin inverter aircon, I immediately noticed that it's not as "quiet" as the Condura 0.75-hp non-inverter aircon we had installed previously. I just attributed the difference to the bigger compressor (1-hp vs. 0.75-hp). But the good thing is, after the room had achieved the specified temperature, Kolin's "noise" was already comparable to Condura's.

Out of curiosity, I downloaded a noise meter for iPhone called Decibel 10th to compare the "noise" coming from our 2 aircon units. Though the app may not be 100% accurate, at least I have an objective basis for the comparison.

The picture below shows the ambient noise level in the room with the Condura aircon turned off. With a reading of 54 dB, the app compared the noise level to "any quiet street".

Kolin Inverter Aircon KAG-110RSINV Noise Level Comparison

The next picture shows the noise level of our Condura aircon that has been running for around 30 minutes. Thermostat was set to around 80% cool with fan speed set to low. With the iPhone placed around 6 inches away from the aircon unit, a 72.4 dB reading was recorded. According to Decibel 10th, the level is comparable to the average noise inside a car.

Kolin Inverter Aircon KAG-110RSINV Noise Level Comparison

Now, let's check the noise level of the Kolin aircon. For this test, I tried 3 different settings. The picture below shows the noise level with the thermostat set to 24 ℃ and fan speed set to low. Surprisingly, the reading was only 65.5 dB, Kolin is quieter than the Condura! Decibel 10th compared the noise to "average normal conversation".

Kolin Inverter Aircon KAG-110RSINV Noise Level Comparison

For the next setting, the thermostat was still at 24 ℃ but the fan speed was now at medium. The reading was 67.1 dB, still comparable to "average normal conversation", and still quieter than the Condura. 

Kolin Inverter Aircon KAG-110RSINV Noise Level Comparison

For the last setting, the thermostat was still at 24 ℃ but the fan speed was now set to high. With a reading of 69.9 dB, the noise level is still comparable to "average normal conversation", and still quieter than the Condura!

Kolin Inverter Aircon KAG-110RSINV Noise Level Comparison

Based on the tests conducted, Kolin is not that noisy after all. The "noise" after switching it on may be louder, but definitely tolerable. You can expect it to be quiet after a few minutes. 


Are we satisfied with Kolin?

So far, we have no regrets in getting the Kolin brand. We noticed that it has a strong fan which helps in cooling the room faster. As advised, in order to achieve greater power savings, the thermostat setting should be 22 to 25 ℃. The 1-hp unit that we got is just right since we're already ok with 25 ℃ setting (sometimes, my wife even sets it to 26 ℃).

We're yet to find out the monthly savings it would bring. It's interesting to know if a 1-hp inverter unit will be more energy efficient than a 0.75-hp non-inverter type. I''ll give an update in 2 months to report on our power consumption.

We're hoping that this Kolin inverter aircon will really give us significant power savings and last at least 10 years to make the ₱24,000 "investment" worth it.


***Update (July 19, 2017)***

I checked our condo billing statements (December 2016 - July 2017) to compare our power consumption before and after the switch to Kolin inverter aircon.

Our average consumption based on the 3 months billing prior to the switch (December 2016 - February 2017) is 409 kWh.

After the switch, our power consumption is as follows:
March 2017 - 328 kWh
April 2017 - 338 kWh
May 2017 - 381 kWh 
June 2017 - 376 kWh

So far, so good! Am I still satisfied? Definitely! Our daily aircon usage has really increased in the past few months, yet our power consumption managed to stay below 409 kWh.

Something that's worth noting is that, the 3 months prior to the switch can be considered "cold months" since it's during the Christmas season. Supposedly, our power consumption during those months is lower due to decreased aircon usage. Our switch to inverter aircon happened during the summer season.

Lastly, it should be noted that our previous aircon was only 0.75 HP; even though we switched to a 1 HP unit already, our power consumption is still lower than before.


I'm interested to know the savings that can be achieved by the switch from 1 HP non-inverter to 1 HP inverter aircon. Got experience to share? Post it on the Comments section below. :)


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114 comments:

  1. We bought the same unit last week however may i ask how was your electric bill this month? Was there any diff?

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    1. Hi Khenzzie. Our latest condo billing included 14 days of use of the Kolin inverter aircon. Our usual power consumption is more than 400 kwh per month, but in the latest billing, we just consumed 328 kwh. :)

      Maybe it's too early to tell, but so far so good. I'm looking forward to our power consumption for the next 2 months.

      Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

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  2. Hi i was thinking to buy the same model, may i ask if how long do you use the unit a day? Thanks!

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    1. On the average, 13 hours a day.

      By the way, the power consumption I mentioned above also includes consumption from other electric appliances such as rice cooker, air fryer, electric stove, electric oven, water heater, front load washer and dryer (which we use around 4 times a week for 4-5 hours per complete wash-dry session), and steam iron.

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  3. Thank you for the response! i already decided ill go for the kolin. Nice review.

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    1. You're welcome sir! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  4. Hi can i ask how was your electricity consumption for this month? i already got the same unit, and i am using it about 13 to 16 hours a day. I am a bit curious about the consumption, because its my first time using a inverter aircon. Thanks alot!!!

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    1. Hi Vic. Just received our condo billing. Power consumption for March 18 to April 17 is 338 kwh. It increased by 10 kwh based on the previous month's billing, but I was already expecting the increase since my wife often used our electric oven during the period plus we used the other non-inverter aircon in the other room from time to time (the Condura aircon I showed above). I'm happy to learn that our power consumption just increased by 10 kwh despite of the additional use of electric appliances, and still below our average power consumption of 400 kwh per month.

      I'm definitely looking forward to more savings in the coming months. :)

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  5. any update for your 2 months report on your power consumption?

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    1. Post updated to reflect our monthly power consumption from March - June 2017. :)

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  6. hi. very informative and well-written review. :)
    I am planning on buying this Kolin model versus the HITACHI RA-10HVQ 1.0HP inverter.
    Did you notice any change in the sound levels? Or the hissing sound reported by some other users?
    How about their customer service? Did you have any encounters with their after-sales office yet?
    Lastly, did they offer free cleaning services (eg. for the first year)? And if you don't mind, may I know where you bought your unit?
    Thanks a lot!

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    1. Hello, thanks for the kind words. :)

      I didn't notice a change in the sound/noise levels. I also haven't tried contacting customer service/after sales office because my unit is still working perfectly. I may need to call them soon, however, to check accredited suppliers who can clean my unit.

      With regards to the free cleaning service for the first year, unfortunately, I didn't receive any. It's fine, though, since I was given a good discount when I got it. Got my unit from Robinsons Appliance Center in Robinsons Pioneer.

      Thanks for visiting and reading my blog. Good day! :)

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    2. Good to hear that your unit seems to be working well. I'll sleep on it and decide whether to get Kolin or Hitachi. Again, thanks a lot for your response!

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  7. Was planning also to buy kolin. So far so good ba sir?

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    1. Yup, no regrets with the Kolin brand. And even with the increase in hp (from 0.75hp to 1hp) and usage hours, my power consumption is still lower. :) I'm really glad I switched to inverter.

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  8. can somebody confirm wide voltage range 140 to 290? is this real?

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  9. Does the air swings?

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  10. gambled and bought a kolin 1.5hp split type inverter (KSM-IW15-4F1M) just this afternoon for our bedroom (for delivery tomorrow, sept 22). . currently using a panasonic 1.5hp window type aircon and my monthly billing averages between 8k to 9k for 18-20 hours daily use on the average with the thermostat set at 20 degrees. . hopefully it will live up to the sales pitch as advertised that i will have a 40% to 60% savings in my power bill.

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    1. Looking forward to your update sir! :)

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  11. Hi can i ask where you bought your kolin? thanks

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    1. I bought it from Robinsons Appliance Store in Forum Robinsons (Pioneer). :)

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  12. re: UPDATE to my comment dated sept. 21, 2017 (7:45PM). . . just received my MERALCO bill for the billing period sept 15 - oct 15. . . lo and behold!!!it amounted to only P6,439.96 (using a 1.5HP KOLIN split-type inverter from the previous month bill of P8,450.85 (using a 1.5HP PANASONIC window-type non-inverter aircon). . .NOTE: started using the split-type inverter aircon sept 24 and prior to that used a window-type non inverter aircon for 9 days (sept 15 to 23)) so the bill includes 9 days of non inverter and 21 days of inverter use) . . . thermostat setting was 20 for non inverter and 25 for inverter (mas malamig ang inverter aircon maski na mas mataas ang thermostat setting nya) . . .am expecting na mas mababa pa ang power bill ko next month kasi we are using the split type inverter aircon all the way sa bedroom namin (sana may way para ma post copy ng meralco billing para may proof na bumaba binayaran ko hehehehe)

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    1. Nice! Thanks for the update sir! I'm glad that you're also happy with your Kolin inverter aircon. :) Looking forward to your Meralco bill update next month. :D

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  13. folks re: my october 16, 2017 (10:56PM) update/comment. . . eto po yung link sa pics of the KOLIN split-type inverter aircon that i recently had installed sa room namin (nasa pic din po yung panasonic 1.5HP window-type na dati namin ginagamit. . . nasa wall pa din for back up baka masira yung split type hehehehe). . . https://www.facebook.com/lubin.lamzon/posts/1686642274742804?pnref=story

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  14. UPDATE RE: my October 16, 2017 at 10:56 PM where i stated that after using 1 week of using a 1.5HP non inverter window type aircon and 3 weeks of 1.5 split type inverter aircon (bill was P6,439.96 from the previous months' P8,450.85 using the NON INVERTER aircon for 16-18 hours). . . i just received a current meralco bill covering 15 oct to 14 nov, 2017 and it reflected a much lower amount of P5,679.72 for 20 hours daily use, more or less, of the 1.5 HP kolin split-type inverter aircon

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    1. Thanks for sharing again, sir. Inverter aircon indeed works. :)

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    1. I am asking because I have a 16 square meter room. Some people tell me to get the 1.5hp model. Some say 1hp is enough.

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    2. If I remember correctly, our room is just 18 sq. m.
      Our previous Condura aircon (the one replaced by this Kolin unit) is just 0.75HP.
      1HP should already be enough for your needs. We seldom go below 23 deg because it's too cold already (oftentimes, it's just at 25 deg). :)

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    3. That settles it then. I will get a 1hp Kolin inverter. I work from home and ac is on most of the time. It only goes off when I eat out or go somewhere. Thanks for the info.

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  16. How many hours a day do u use it?

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  17. Hi! I’m in the process of choosing a split type aircon for our 10x18sqm room. And I’m so happy after reading your blog. I might just go for Kolin. I have a couple of questions. 1. Ok na kaya ang 1hp for the size of our room?
    2. May bayad talaga ang installation ng aircon? I thought it’s included when you purchase an aircon.

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    1. Hi, I just like to confirm, your room is 10m x 18m? If yes, that means the total area is 180 sq. m. A 1.0HP aircon would not be enough. I suggest that you have your place surveyed so a proper recommendation on aircon size can be given (most likely, you need the 3-tonner type or multiple split type units).

      Regarding installation fee, it depends on the promo of the store. But usually for split type aircons, may bayad talaga.

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    2. Thank you so much! You’re very helpful!

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    3. 10x18ft not sqm po pala ang size ng room.

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    4. 180 sq. ft. = 16.7 sq. m.
      If window type aircon, 1HP should be enough already. :)
      You're welcome! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  18. Your blog is really helpful. I just purchased a Kolin 1.5hp inverter for my 24sqm condo unit, looking forward on the lower consumption bills.

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    1. Good choice. Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  19. Hi how's the after sales service of Kolin? I read some negative comments in the Internet.

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    1. Sorry, I haven't tried calling the Kolin customer service hotline.

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  20. thanks for this blog, i too will be purchasing an inverter AC unit, will update you on the cost savings

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    1. Alright! You won't regret the decision sir. Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  21. I just bought a 1hp Kolin inverter window type aircon on Jan 20, 2018, to replace my old Condura. The first thing I noticed is its quiet operation. Also, the remote control is very practical. I only have one problem: because of the quiet AC, I could hear much more the loud snoring of my wife, he he!

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    1. Haha! Nice share! Congrats on making the switch. :)

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  22. Hi sir! :) This is a good review! And I considered it much when I bought the same model you have just yesterday. Hopefully, I will also enjoy the same savings as you have been experiencing. Just a few tips to ask, do you use the dry mode function of your Kolin inverter? If yes, when and for how long do you use it?

    I made initial research but I would still want to hear from an actual brand user. :)

    Thanks !! :)

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    1. Hi, I don't really use the Dry mode, I like setting it to Cool mode. :P But I've tried it a couple of times during the rainy season when I can really feel the humidity inside our room. It works! But energy savings by using Dry mode, that's something I haven't experimented yet. Thanks for reminding me of that feature. :)

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  23. Hi, i have a 22 sqm area and would like to purchase 1.0hp kolin inverter kag110rsinv. Do you think 1.0 is enough for the space? Thanks

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    1. A 1.5hp unit is suggested for that room size po.

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  24. Hi! Im planning po to buy the same unit. Our room size po is
    L 11ft × W 12ft × H 10ft. Ok na po kaya ang 1hp? Thank u po. God bless

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    1. Yes, 1hp should be enough. :)

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    2. If convert po sa sq meter 12.2 sq meter. Tama po b? Hehehe! Thank u po

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    3. Yes, 12.26 square meters. :)

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  25. Hi Sir, this is a helpful review. Im considering buying this model as well. i just would like to ask if 1 hp is ok for 13-14 sqm room ? Room is small but exposed to sunlight and with many things. Thanks

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    1. Thanks. Yes, 1hp should be enough. :)

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  26. This is very helpful. Ask ko lang sana kung required bang may bracket itong unit na ito? Mahirap kasing makipag-coordinate sa supplier lalo wala ako diyan, mahal ang tawag :)

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    1. No need for brackets if matibay naman po yung paglalagyan. I didn't use a bracket on my unit (and brackets are not included :P). Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  27. Hi sir! :) Thanks for this wonderful article. It was really helpful. I also got the same unit. Just curious, did you take out the plug from the drain hole and let the water naturally drip out? I did. only to find out after 1 month of installation that the unit works best if you leave the rubber plug on since it has the NO DRIP design. The manual says taking out the rubber plug and installing the drain pan may have a little effect on the performance. What do you think?

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    1. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. :) I removed the rubber plug. The last time I used a no-drip aircon unit (i.e., the one replaced by this Kolin unit), sa loob nag-drip yung water na naipon! :P Also with the rubber plug attached, you'll sometimes hear water splashing inside the unit (based on feedbacks I've read from other users).

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  28. What a coincidence! I was looking for reviews of Kolin AC, particularly the one we bought, and I stumbled upon your blog. Turns out we have the same exact model. I'm hoping that this is a good buy! https://image.prntscr.com/image/hbR2lidBTYeQvilPO1zWfg.png

    How's your unit now, by the way (almost a year from when you purchased it)? How many times did you have it cleaned? What's your latest electricity bill? Has it been consistent with the 'promised' savings?

    For comparison, we used to have a Condura 1.5HP Non-inverter AC (which we sold due to high electricity cost), and our average monthly electricity bill was around 6K.

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  29. Have 1.5hp window inverter type KOLIN for 2years 4months.

    At first sulit na sulit and super quiet. Pero started to have the noisy and vibrating sound (probably connected to fan motor) which hindi ka talaga totally makakatulog kahit low speed, and scary to sleep with that kind of noise, called Kolin already to check. Waiting for their schedule.

    Mukhang mali decision ko in case this would be a major repair, hindi ako nakinig sa mga dating nagka factory defect :(

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    1. Thanks for sharing. Do keep us updated sir. I hope it's just caused by some misalignment sa loob.

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  30. Thanks sa article na to nakadecide ako ng brand ng aircon. Ask ko lang din saan ba maganda bumili ng bracket? Thanks po.

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    1. You can check sa ACE Hardware or Handyman. :)

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  31. HI,

    I am planning to buy the Kolin 1-hp window-type inverter aircon (KAG-110RSINV model). How much is the price for this unit?

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  32. Im currently torn between a 1.5hp window type inverter kolin brand or the mabe brand. Mas expensive lang si kolin ng 500 pesos.

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    1. Sorry for the late reply. Have you purchased one already? Since there's minimal difference sa price, I suggest that you go with the design that you prefer. Can't really comment on the after-sales of both brands since I haven't tried calling the Kolin hotline. :)

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    2. Both are made by gree. price and after sales service will dictate.

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  33. Planning to buy primus series inverter split type. Nag aalala lang ako sa after sales nito. Hmmm

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  34. Kolins after sales service sucks,I had my inverter aircon cleaned by their authorized service center and they broke my perfectly working unit. They decided to send a technician after 1 wk without tools to fix the unit, they just made a quick check and left. even if iam satisfied sa kuryente ko, yung after sales nila ang sumira sa pangalan ng kolin. I was planning of buying a new unit for the other room pero hindi na, i wont recommend it.

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    1. Sad to hear your experience. I think yung service center yung dapat habulin nyo for your concern.

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  35. Just bought the Kolin inverter 1HP unit and so far I am satisfied of how quiet it is with the no drip feature. I think the high pitch noise issue is from the compressor when you are at the exhaust (hot side). But in the room, you barely hear any noise except the fan. Waiting for our next bill to arrive :)

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    1. Keep us updated on your next electricity bill. :)

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  36. Hi, i would likelto ask, did you have to install a drain pan and drainhose. Just bought KAG-150RSINV and we are about to install it. Makulit ung mag iinstall dn, gusto nia tanggalin from the housing para makabit ang bracket. Ayaw namin pumayag bakabmasira lang Do we have to do that wala kasi kaming iron bracket na naka abang sa labas. nasa 6 inches naman ang width ng patungan n wall.

    Thank you.

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    1. Hi, I didn't feel the need to install the drain pan and hose; I just removed the drain plug and that's it. :) I think 6 inches is enough already to support the unit (just be careful in pushing the unit during installation / cleaning, baka mahulog :P).

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  37. Great review! I bought the 2HP Kolin aircon. So far it is quieter than I expected. May I ask if anyone have seen the HI display on the remote? What does it mean? I just press again.

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    1. I also saw that before but I just ignored it. I think it's just a greeting. :P

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  38. Sir how about a .75hp kolin non inverter. Sabi sa abenson inverter like na daw yun and may 2018 model sila. Mas maganda kaya sya kesa sa panasonic or carrier? :) thank you.

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    1. AFAIK iba ang inverter tech talaga when it comes sa pagtipid sa kuryente,kasi di patay sindi ang compressor at masmabilis magpalamig ng kwarto. Bibili ako mamaya ng 1hp and di pa rin ako makapagdecide between panasonic (CW-SC105VPH) vs carrier (WCARH009EEV) inverter, dapat kolin din bibilin ko kaso may new born baby maingay ata Kolin e

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    2. correction sa panasonic (CW-XS108VPH) pala

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    3. Regarding the 0.75hp non-inverter unit, like what I mentioned in my post, I used a Condura 0.75hp non-inverter unit previously. When I upgraded to a 1hp Kolin inverter unit, my power consumption decreased even though I'm now using a bigger unit (1hp vs 0.75hp). If you're going to use the aircon for at least 6 hours (continuous usage), I suggest dagdag ka na lang and get the inverter type. Pero kung tipong 3 hours lang, ok na din non-inverter type (check the Energy Efficiency Ratio when comparing non-inverter units). Hope this helps. :)

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    4. Regarding the Kolin unit being noisy, it never became an issue to me. That's also the reason why I wrote this article and showed the dB reading as well. Good luck on your decision. :) Whatever brand you choose, as long as it's an inverter one, you'll surely get power consumption savings. :)

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  39. Hi also using an kolin s-series r32 window type.. just wondering my unit is running straight for hours ..i mean it doesnt slow down at all like the split type that we have...hindi po cya humihina even in automatic mode...is this normal? Won't the compressor break? We using cool mode @23c° low fan.. if automatic mode.. the settings is @25° but still it runs the same...how is this energy saver when it doest stop or slow down... called kolin techsupport says this is normal..

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    1. In my case, there is a noticeable difference in the "noise" when the unit goes automatic. Maybe nasanay ka lang sa almost noiseless operation ng split type? We'll know when your electricity bill arrives. Please keep me posted.

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    2. The compressor has variable speed and you can't hear the compressor noise. It slows down when it reaches the desired temperature. The only way to observe is visually. Makikita mo pag steady, hi-speed, less vibrations. Pag may zig-zag motion, slow speed na, noticeable ang vibration pero tahimik parin.

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  40. Hi i just want to ask which is much cheaper of power consumption? Hitachi .75hp inverter or kolin 1hp inverter? Thanks in advance

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    1. If inverter to inverter, theoretically lower yung consumption ng 0.75hp unit. But if it's 0.75hp non-inverter vs 1hp inverter, mas matipid yung 1hp (just like in my case).

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  41. Hi sir. Im currently deciding whether to get split type or window type, basta inverter aircon, no brand preferred as of this time. Tanong lang po, for the Window type inverter, yung nagbenta rin ba ang dapat mag install? Hindi pwedeng kami lang?

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    1. You can install the window type unit on your own. I'm the one who installed ours. :)

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  42. Thank you Sir Very informative, I'm undecided pa kung alin sa Condura and Kolin ang bibilin naming inverter window type AC unit. Sa ngayon po mga 60% for Kolin and 40% sa Condura ang choice ko. How about Koppel meron ba kayong idea?

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    1. Sorry, no idea sa Koppel e. Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  43. hi, did everyone here used the drain pan? the agent from where i bought it told me not to use it... he said that it is recommended to keep the plug... it will help the evaporator to be cooled by the water splashing on it specially that its summer... is it true?

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    1. They said that it's better to keep the plug on. But my bad experience with a dripless unit made me decide to remove the plug instead. I still experienced the savings and still happy with my unit even with my current setup. :)

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  44. Hi, i'm also doing some research right now on whether to go inverter or stick with conventional, non-inverter AC unit. i didn't get to read all the comments, but i'd like to know if it would be more economical to switch to inverter-type if i only use my AC when i sleep at night with the AC unit usage at an average of 8 hours? your reply would be much appreciated.

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    1. I suggest that you go with the inverter unit. 8 hours of daily usage should be enough for you to experience the savings.

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  45. hi ano po ba tamang settings para tipid sa kuryente? auto? low? mid? or high? ngayon palang po kasi kami mag aircon baka himatayin ako pagdating ng bill 🤣

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  46. Hi,

    Im using kolin, but the split type (1.5), my normal consumption not using an aircon(before purchase) is around 1.5, now it just double my consumption, and my normal bill is around 3.5. that includes 2 electric fan, 1 32inch tv, 1 49 inch 4k TV, 6 FT fridge(non-inverter), top load automatic washing machine(6kg) used 2-3 times a week, coffee maker(single cup), flat iron(usually 2-3 times a week, i dont iron my clothes by my wife and kids do). and also use of over every now and then. all of my bulbs are LED. my aircon termostat is set to 25, but lately we've set it to 23. our room window mostly receive heat from the sun , but usually we cover it with thick curtain, since Im on night shift and need a substantial blockade from light. our latest bill just reach 400kwh+ amounting to ~5k, due to simple change of termostat(25 to 23)

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  47. Hi. We're using kolin s series 1.2hp..were shifting to inverter. But confused on getting 1.o or 1.5. Per features, our current unit's cooling capacity is 11,200. But with the inverter 1.0hp thats only 9600. But the wattage is quite far from 960watts to 760watts. The inverter 1.5hp wattage is 1080 watts which is higher than my current ac. What can you suggest. Thanks

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    1. Get the 1.5hp. your compressor speed will drop once you reach the desired temperature. The tendency of an underpowered compressor is to run at full power, negating any savings.

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  48. Is 1hp enough for a 10sqm room. Moving in is still aound december to january and its a 1br condo with 28.8 floor area. But im planning this early so i can choose more freely and wisely . Thanks much

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    1. Yup, 1hp is enough already for your room. Since you're not in a hurry, it would be good to wait for Sale events . I also suggest that you purchase it when you're about to move in so you can maximize the warranty. :)

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  49. Hello po. May I know what hp would be fitted for 20.87sqm area? Your response is highly appreciated. Thank you po.

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  50. Hi, I've heard that to be able to save using the inverter type aircon, we must use it for a minimum of 8 hours? Is that true? We only use our inverter type aircon for 4 to 5 hours everyday. Not everybody uses aircon for 8 hours and more. We sleep late and wake up early. Does it mean that there is no savings if the inverter type aircon is used less than 8 hour? Would appreciate your feedback on this. Thank you.

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    1. Basic inverter mag rurun lng yun inverter aftwr 8 hrs pero yung full dc inverter pag bukas mo inverter agad mas mahal nga lang yung presyo

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