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Beat The Heat With Affordable AC Rentals: 5 Tips To Stay Cool Without Breaking The Bank

Are you considering renting an AC? If so, make sure to know these 5 important things first to avoid potential losses. Trying to save money could end up doubling your expenses if you're not careful.

Edited By : simran rajpal | Updated: May 24, 2024 20:58 IST
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As India continues to grapple with scorching temperatures, with some areas soaring beyond 45 degrees Celsius, more people are turning to air conditioners (AC) to stay cool. For many living in rented accommodations, investing in a new AC might seem like a costly endeavor. Renting an AC, however, offers a viable and cost-effective solution. If you’re considering renting an AC, here are five essential points you should know to avoid potential pitfalls.

How Old is the AC?

Even though older ACs might have a 5-star rating, they often consume more electricity, which can lead to higher utility bills over time. Older units can also come with a slew of problems. Opt for an AC that’s only a few years old, ensuring lower electricity consumption and better cooling efficiency.

Rent from a Reputable Dealer

The market is filled with numerous rental stores and dealers. It’s crucial to select one with a good market reputation and trustworthiness. Reliable dealers are more likely to provide well-maintained AC units. In case of any issues, they also offer better customer service and support.

Inspect Before You Pay

Before finalizing the deal and making the payment, make sure to thoroughly inspect the AC. Check if the unit has been recently serviced, comes with a remote, and has the correct amount of gas. Only after ensuring these aspects should you proceed to rent it.

Service and Maintenance Policies

Always inquire about the service and maintenance policies before renting an AC. Understand whether the dealer will take care of maintenance or if it will incur additional costs on your part. Knowing this in advance can save you a headache later.

Check the Energy Rating

Most units available for rent are typically 3-star rated. If possible, try to rent a unit with a 4-star or 5-star rating for better energy efficiency. At the very least, ensure the Air Conditioner has a 3-star rating to balance performance and electricity consumption.

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First published on: May 24, 2024 08:58 PM IST

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