It has been more than a year since I bought this Aircon and this needs a revisit.
This isn’t a review rather than a commentary on how it has been for the past year for me with HiSense.
Let’s start right off the bat.
It still works. But I noticed the past few months the aircon has been ‘weaker’ with the air being significantly less cool.
I usually sleep at 23/4 degrees celsius but now I have to sleep at 22 sometimes 20. My room is only about a size of a small meeting room ~5sqm. It barely fits my queen size bed (King size does not fit) so that drop in temperature is significant.
I just had it cleaned and I think the culprit was dirt. The filter was insanely dirty and now it feels, quite literally, good as new. Some of the dirt may even have been ash particles from the Taal Eruption earlier in the year. What a year we are having.
So in terms of performance the aircon still holds up. Just be sure to have it cleaned regularly.
Noise is something I can ignore as it is still much quieter than my Industrial fan. Prior to getting an aircon, I use a Hanabishi Industrial Fan and it is noisy as hell. The noise is something I have been able to live by. It has been quieter after the cleaning.
For the features, it obviously hasn’t changed, it has different modes but I don’t use any of them.
It has always been on Cool mode.
HiSense actually has one of the simpler remotes out there. And some of the features are actually quite useful:
Clock – The remote displays the current time (this is actually quite handy).
Super Mode – It sets the aircon the maximum lowest temperature which is 16 at max fan.
Quiet Mode – Which, in addition to turning your fan to low, makes the aircon much quieter too
Dimmer – Turns the light off (I actually keep it on most of the time as it has become my de facto night lamp)
Timer – Works but is rarely used.
Swing – Makes it go left or right and up or down.
Economy – This is quite useful as well. If I wake up at around 2 or 3am, when it is too cold, I don’t use fan mode but I use Economy which sets the Aircon to low-fan and 24.
I don’t know what iFeel and Smart is. I don’t use them.
The other most important question is: how is the electricity consumption? Is the ‘Inverters are cheaper’ claims true?
Prior to HiSense, my bill was about ~Php300 with Php500 being Max. With HiSense, the lowest bill I got was ~1000 up to 1600 (This is during Covid season). I lived on a house that has a non-inverter aircon. Bill was Php3000 for 8 hours of use.
Lasttly, prior to covid, my Aircon is open at about 7pm-7am (This is when I get home and I turn it off after waking up).
On weekends, there are times I leave it on for more than 24 hours but those days are few and far in between.
I would say, based off experience, HiSense’s consumption is definitely not bad and the Inverter does work.
Would I personally recommend you getting an Aircon? If you can afford it, why not, it has been very hot and a comfortable night sleep is well worth the extra cost in electricity.
Would I recommend a HiSense branded Aircon? Based on personal experience, HiSense is not a bad brand. My HiSense TV is still working after 2 years and the Aircon is still working, they also have a surprisingly satisfactory customer service. I called them on Saturday 7/4/2020 for cleaning and it was cleaned 7/7/2020 even though they promised 3 to 5 working days.
I am not aware on how much aircons now are these days but I say if HiSense intrigues you, like if they have free installation, it might be worth a look. Installations are not cheap.
I would like to add a cheesy ‘A good night rest is a good day ahead’ kind of quote here but I can’t find ergo can’t plagiarize anything on the net. Sooo that’s it guys! Bye!!