After 2 months of deliberation on whether to buy for this summer or next, I finally went for an A/C yesterday.
It is Samsung 1.5 ton split A/C – Bio Sleep, costing me close to Rs. 25,000 with installation.
My wife was getting the price information from several companies like, Velachery Sekar store, T Nagar Rathna fans, Vasanth & Co. etc. What I found was some 1000 rupess difference between these companies, say free Tata Sky, if not some amount less, free Gold coin…or less money etc.
Finally I bought this from Chellamani & Co. Pallavaram, mainly due to my relatives recommendation.
The outlet machine was rather big I feel and is taking a big space in my balcony, that’s the only worry for me.
For me, balcony is a great place in my home, it connects me to outside world and nature, breeze, birds, moon…so I would love to spend more time there, but nowadays set up box and IPL is pulling me towards TV.
One of the main reason I went for a split is to avoid giving my window to the A/C. Most of the time my windows are open and I would love to see the sky from my bed. There is a problem of dust, but that’s secondary comparing to the FEEL I get.
Still I remember, during my school days, during summer vacation I used to go my patti’s (grant mother) village near Madurai, Puliyur. With all that coconut trees around, I used to sleep in the “thinnai” outside the house. With the moon light cutting across the coconut leaves and a gentle natural breeze, it was more than good comparing to a A/C room sleep!