Blue Star AC – Overview
Blue Star is one of the leading AC brands on India that has started operating only few years after India got its freedom. Since then, it has earned a great reputation as India’s most innovative air-conditioning and refrigeration companies proving most energy-efficient split and windows Air Conditioners. According to the stats, one out of three ACs in commercial and industrial areas are from the brand Blue Star. Such is the popularity of the brand in India. Blue Star is regarded as the second most sought-after AC brand in India after Voltas.
Blue Star features a diverse range of ACs that has been built to cater the varying needs of customers. If you need ACs for commercial purpose, Blue Star’s cassette and Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems (VRF Systems) are the best while windows and split ACs are there for the residential purposes. Windows and Split ACs are portable and best for the casual users who are always on the run. Blue Star inverter ACs comes with the capacity of 1 ton and 1.5 ton in various AC models.
Blue Star has five manufacturing units in India with around 4000 outlets spread all across the nation. The company operates through an integrated business model which involves manufacturers, contractors, and after-sales service providers so that it can offer end to end services to its customers.
Efficiency and Eco-Friendliness
The major goal that Blue Star abides by is maintain a great energy efficiency and eco-friendliness through its ACs. In order to do so, Blue Star ACs has stopped using R22 refrigerant in their split ACs because these refrigerants were considered as one of the major causes of global warming. As an alternative to R22 refrigerants, the company has started the usage of R32 and R410 as they are better and more eco-friendly. Apart from being eco-friendly, these refrigerant models comply well with latest rating standards defined by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
Blue Star AC Review – Key Technologies Used in Blue Star Air Conditioners
In this section, we will explore some outstanding technologies that are used in the manufacturing of Blue Star ACs.
Precision Cooling Technology
While the conventional ACs usually controls the cooling in the step of 1 degree centigrade, but Blue Star’s 5-star inverter ACs come with Precision Cooling Technology. This technology helps the ACs to control the cooling even in decimals. It means that Blue Star ACs are design to control the cooling as precisely as 0.1 degree centigrade. To achieve this kind of precision, Blue Star uses smart design with smart processor, multiple censors, and an electronic expansion valve, which helps in controlling the flow according to the required load.
Here are 5 precision sensors used in Blue Star AC:
- DLT Sensor
- Condenser Coil Sensor
- Room Return Sensor
- Evaporator Coil Sensor
- Ambient Sensor
How many times have you misplaced your AC remote? Well, it’s not a matter of worrying anymore with Blue Star ACs. Blue Star offers you an alternative method of controlling your AC using your smartphone. Around half of Blue Star’s split ACs come with smart control feature using their smart phones. All a user has to do is download Blue Star’s mobile app for AC control and pair it up with router. Once the device has been paired with the mobile, users can control the AC with the anytime they want.
Wide Angle Airflow
Most of the conventional ACs comes with up and down swing blade which only 2 way. But most of 5-star ACs from Blue Star comes with 4D wide angle airflow having up-down & right-left swing. It also gives you a smart airflow control that allows cool air blow in all 4 directions to ensure even and thorough cooling. The best part about these ACs is that it allows user to avoid the draft of cold air hitting their head directly. It makes you the master of air flow.
Extraordinary Air Filtration
The impeccable Blue Star inverter ACs has a cutting-edge technology. They come with a cold plasma technology which helps generating a natural bio climate within the Air Conditioner. Because of the presence of negative and positive ions of oxygen and hydrogen, ionic bonds with harmful bacteria are formed just to nullify them. These particles increase in size and they get trapped in the filters of the Blue Star Inverter ACs. Let’s talk about these filters:
- Dust Filter: Dust filter traps the dust particles in the air.
- Anti-Acarien Filter: This filter removes dust mites and allergens.
- Catechin Filter: Catechin filter stops the further growth of the bacteria. It also removes the pollutants.
- Vitamin C Filter: This filter removes the radicals that get mixed with the anti-oxidants. Thus, filtered air softens the skin.
- Anti-Bacterial Filter: The filter removes bacteria which cause boils, infections, and other diseases. So, this filter sterilizes the bacteria.
- Silver Ion Filter: The filter destroys the remaining bacteria and spores. More than 99% of bacteria and virus are killed during the process.
- Active Carbon Filter: The carbon filter absorbs foul odor like ammonia and it also filtrates other harmful gases.
Pros and Cons of Blue Star AC
The Blue Star ACs is really versatile. From commercial to residential, from windows to split, this brand offers ACS of all type. You can also get non-inverter ACs if you want. And that is its one of the biggest advantage. The brand is ruling the commercial segment in the market. People are buying it for residential uses as well and it is making quite an improvement in this segment as well.
Blue Star doesn’t use R22 refrigerant. R22 is a major cause of global marking. So, if you’re a bit conscious about saving the environment, then it is one of the best options available for you. Another advantage the AC has is that it operates silently. It trims down the excessive noise. The brand spends most of its money on research and developing. The Economic Times recognizes Blue Star as one of the best corporate brands.
There are no major cons I could find with the brand. However, the power consumption is a bit higher like Hitachi or Daikin. And WiFi-Direct connectivity feature is missing.
Blue Star AC Price
Here is the price list of top 10 Blue Star AC Models
|Blue Star Air Conditioners List||Latest Price||Value for Money|
|Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Split 2018 (5CNHW18QATX)||Rs. 33,210||80 / 100|
|Blue Star 1 Ton 5 Star Split (5HW12ZCRX)||Rs. 24,704||67 / 100|
|Blue Star 1 Ton 5 Star Split (5HW12ZCR1)||Rs. 27,798||85 / 100|
|Blue Star 1 Ton 5 Star Split 2018 (CNHW12CAF)||Rs. 28,618||76 / 100|
|Blue Star 2 Ton 5 Star Split (5HW24MA)||Rs. 44,950||85 / 100|
|Blue Star 1 Ton 2 Star Window (2WAE081YCF)||Rs. 14,118||95 / 100|
|Blue Star 1 Ton Inverter Split (3CNHW12CAFU)||Rs. 26,478||69 / 100|
|Blue Star 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split 2018 (3HW18AATU)||Rs. 31,570||76 / 100|
|Blue Star 1 Ton 5 Star Split (BS-5CNHW12PAFU)||Rs. 30,100||67 / 100|
|Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Split 2017 (5CNHW18PAFU)||Rs. 35,653||73 / 100|
Blue Star is an established Indian brand offering myriad of features. The electronic expansion valve and multiple sensors ensure that the cooling in the room is perfect. It also has 4D wide airflow which ensures that cooling reaches in every corner. The Blue Star ACs also had the heating mode. So, even if you live in a region that experience harsh winters, you’ve got nothing to worry about. Since people are concerned about the air quality, the brand comes with advanced filters to get best quality air.
The premium models come with Smart Control feature which allows you to control the AC with your smart phone. So if you’re looking for an AC with decent cooling and a good purification, Blue Star is your best bet.