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20 November, 2010

best $40 spent

Thanks to my window shopping at a local electronic shop (Tandy Electronics), I wondered around pretty much every single aisle, and I discovered this product: a universal air conditioner remote.

unknown brand aircon remote

Brilliant! Laurent's air conditioner in the living room (where the small Sony 52-inch TV is) does not work. After getting electricians to check the air conditioner, it was due to the fact that we were unable to switch it on properly. Once plugged in, it run the fan, but not the air conditioner because the Remote does not work at all. Apparently, we could not source a replacement for the remote so we could not use the air conditioner at all.

Since Tandy Electronics offers 14-days change of mind return policy, I told myself why not getting the $39.98 universal air conditioner remote and give it a try. If it did not work out well, I just need to bring it back and get my money back.

Despite the remote control is of an unknown brand, it works brilliantly. Now the air conditioner at the living room works. Although a bit noisy (compared to my tiny one in my tiny office), we no longer need to suffer the heat in summer in the living room.

Laurent agreed that it was the best $40 ever spent. And checking at every single aisle in a shop can discover something useful!

(to Don: Antony is poor.)

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Posted by Antony on 20 November 2010 10:25 AM | gadget

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I suppose it was not possible to use the buttons on the aircon unit itself?
Too high up, or just too "un-tech"?
Posted by Rev.Dr.Wu Yi on 20 November 2010 11:57 AM.
There's no buttons on the aircon (indoor unit) at all.
Posted by Antony on 20 November 2010 1:09 PM.
The air conditioner I used to use (to Antony: hasn't been used in years) only had a switch for low, medium, and high. No fancy options that required a remote. Simple yet effective, and so much less to go wrong!
Posted by Don_HH2K on 21 November 2010 4:42 PM.
It was Laurent's 9 or 10 years old air conditioner (split system). And it was not a brand name one. We were considering replacing that old air conditioner (since we couldn't switch that on), however, thanks to my window shopping in an electronics store, this $40 saves us thousands.
Remember, Sydney is not beautiful Boston. Summer in Sydney can get over 40C easily.
Posted by Antony on 21 November 2010 5:00 PM.
Hey, Your post is very informative and helpful for us. In fact i am looking this type of article from some days. Thanks a lot to sahre this informative article.
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