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Whirlpool AC in India – Review 2018

By on March 9, 2018

Whirlpool is a reputed American brand providing decent series of air conditioners (AC). Whirlpool ACs offers a good versatility and thoughtful innovation. Boasting 100+ years of experience, it is notably one of the few consumer durables companies to survive the adversity of great economic depression of the 1930s. Today it is a largest home appliance maker in the world. Talking about its India’s operations, Whirlpool entered the Indian market in the late 80s partnering the TVS group. Since then it rapidly expanded its operations and set up manufacturing units in Pondicherry, Pune, and Faridabad with headquarters in Gurgaon. Talking about market share it controls roughly 5 % of the AC but with the growth rate in double digits. Whirlpool presently operates only in the residential AC segment providing with two basic types of ACs: window AC and split AC.

Whirlpool is one of the few brands which keeps offering latest advancements in its appliances and ACs are no exception. Variants of its famous 6th Sense Technology offers smart cooling technology with a focus on optimization to save energy. With the launch of new models in the 3D Cool and Fantasia series, Whirlpool’s ACs are at par with the 2018 Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) norms.

Key Air Conditioner Technology

IntelliComfort technology to Impart Optimized Cooling

Split ACs from Whirlpool comes with 6th sense IntelliComfort technology that comes with a smart logic chip embedded inside the air conditioner. For faster cooling and energy conservation it makes sure indoor unit correctly gauges ambient humidity and then communicates with the outdoor unit to adapt the AC operations. For example, when the indoor unit senses high humidity, it lowers down the fan speed and expedites the condensation process to ensure faster cooling. On the contrary, when it detects lower levels of moisture, it increases the fan speed while mitigating the condensation process timeline. This ensures optimum cooling with energy saving.

3D Cool Extreme Technology for All-around Cooling

Generally, ordinary ACs have a single vent for sucking out hot air from the room and thus are not very efficient when it comes to cooling. But the premium split ACs from Whirlpool comes with 3D Cool Extreme technology with a 3-dimensional vent system that pulls out hot air and provides temperature pull down much faster. The cooling of room happens due to exchange of heat through the evaporator which comes with wider coils. In 3D Cool Extreme technology large quantity of hot air flows in the evaporator through strategic placement of 3 vents—one at the top while two on the sides. New models of the Fantasia series come with a 39 feet air throw system to deliver uniform cooling even in the larger rooms. All this ensures uniform and faster all-around cooling.

Dual Fan Compressor Technology for Faster Cooling

The compressor is the backbone of ACs, consuming most of the electricity. It compresses the gas causing it to become hot, which is then condensed by the condenser coil. All new models of Whirlpool ACs come with an advanced Japanese rotary compressor. The rotary compressor compresses the air by the centrifugal action of the high-speed impeller in a designated confined space. As compared to the conventional reciprocating compressors, rotary compressors are much more efficient as they are designed in a way to reduce the loss in pressure of refrigerator gas and produce lesser noise. The best part is they come with a dual fan which compliments the efficient rotary compressor used, by boosting its performance even in the intense temperature of 55oC. Whirlpool believes this combination of dual fan compressor delivers 50% faster cooling than its competitors.

4-in-1 Filtration to Combat PM 2.5 Pollutants

Particulate matter, PM 2.5 consist of very fine particles present in the air which are of the size two and a half microns in width (or even less). Micron is unit of measurement at a microscopic scale with one-inch equating to 25,000 microns.

So, you might wonder what are the sources of PM 2.5?


  • Fine particles emitted from:
  • Car
  • Bus
  • Truck
  • Other off-road vehicles
  • Minute material expelled from the exhausts of:
  • Construction equipment
  • Snowmobile
  • Burning of:
  • Wood
  • Oil
  • Grass fire

PM 2.5 can cause major health impairment as they can travel through the respiratory tract reaching the lungs. PM 2.5 can result into the following health impairments:

  • Eye and nose irritation
  • Throat and lung irritation
  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Increased rates of chronic bronchitis
  • Reduction in smooth lung functioning

Whirlpool ACs comes with a 4 layers filter which exterminates 99% of harmful PM 2.5 pollutants by ensuring removal of allergens and bacteria. Each layer of the filter performs following function:

  1. HD high density filter: Basic filtration and removal of dust
  2. Anion filter: Removal of PM 2.5
  3. Silver filter: Removal of PM 2.5 and bacteria
  4. Activated Carbon Odor filter (ACF): Removal of foul odor

Copper Condenser for Low Maintenance Cost

Condenser used in the premium Whirlpool ACs is made 100% of copper. [More details: https://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/air-conditioners-copper-coil-vs-aluminium-coil.html]. One of the important advantages of copper condenser over the conventional aluminum one is that heat transfer in copper is better. The copper condenser is more durable and much easier to clean and maintain compared to the aluminum condenser. The only downside of copper is that they are expensive than aluminum.

Advanced MPFI and Turbo Cool Technology

New windows AC from Whirlpool comes with advanced MPFI (Multi Port Fluid Injection) technology using a unique 4x4 evaporator circuit design that facilitates rapid heat exchange, resulting in enhanced cooling output. Additionally, there is a Turbo Cool mode which makes the fan and other component run at peak speed to deliver brisk cooling within 5 minutes.

Inverter Compressor with Voltage Compensation Logic

High-end split ACs from Whirlpool comes with inverter compressor technology. So, what is inverter technology? Well, to be really simple, inverter technology is analogous to the car accelerator. When compressor needs more power, it gives it more power. When it needs less power, it gives less power. With this technology, the compressor is always on but draws less power or more power depending on the temperature of the incoming air and the level set in the thermostat. The speed and power of the compressor is adjusted appropriately. The compressor used in Whirlpool inverter ACs optimizes peak performance to give perfect cooling even at low operating voltage and extreme temperatures of up to 55oC.

Voltage Compensation Logic and Fireproof Control Box

Power cuts and load shedding is commonplace in India, especially in distant towns and villages. ACs being a big electrical appliance are susceptible to vagaries of the supplied electricity. Power cuts generally poise the problem of a voltage fluctuation which can damage the air conditioner. Premium split ACs from Whirlpool are capable of tackling this problem, thanks to its smart voltage compensation logic and metal enclosed fireproof control box. Smart voltage compensation logic acts like a mini stabilizer, ensuring smooth functioning of the AC even in the range of 155V to 264V. Control box of ACs are susceptible to fire due to excessive flow of electricity or short-circuiting. Thus following the high safety and precautionary standards, modern Whirlpool split ACs come with a metal shell with a fireproof case for the control box to avert any fire mishap.


Whirlpool might not be the best AC brand but does quite a decent job at cooling. Talking about the negative sides,  their energy efficiency numbers are mostly around average or below average in every star rating range, but then their models are also budget friendly.

One of the things we like the most about the new Whirlpool AC is that it comes with app control feature. If you have an IR blaster on your phone, you can simply control your AC with the app. It allows you to not only regulate the temperature but also dabble between the different modes. Another useful feature is that it would apprise you of the estimated energy consumption based on the usage and provide a graphical representation of the usage, so you can have a better idea how many units of energy AC is guzzling. Dual fan rotary compressor with 3 vents ensures that the room is optimally cooled without piling up too much of electricity units. Usage of copper condenser ensures prolonged longevity and minimal maintenance cost. The 4-in-1 filter used ensures the harmful PM 2.5 pollutants are filtered out before they lead to any health ailments. So, go for the Whirlpool AC if you have a limited budget but want an energy efficient machine and want to protect your family from pollutants, allergens, and bacteria.

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