What is an Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) for water purifiers in India?
The yearly maintenance contract for water purifiers is generally called an Annual Maintenance Contract or AMC for short. The AMC is an agreement between the manufacturer and the owner of the water purifier specifying the terms and conditions for the regular service and maintenance of a water purifier. The AMC yearly maintenance cost for an RO water purifier starts at about Rs.1000- per year plus the cost of spare parts which is extra; or approximately Rs.6000- per year with all parts included. This yearly maintenance cost for water purifiers include three visits per year by the manufacturer's technician for regular checkups and one or two free breakdown emergency visits.
Maintenance cost of water purifiers in India should be an essential consideration when buying water purifiers. There is no such thing as a 'maintenance free water purifier in India'. All water purifiers need maintenance, and it will cost some money.
If you are a Do-it-Yourself (DIY) kind of person, then it is straightforward to maintain water purifiers. The RO water purifier has more parts to be replaced once in every 4 to 6 months. You can buy the required replacement parts, mostly replacement cartridges from online Companies like Amazon - this is a link to the Amazon page about replacement parts for RO water purifier cartridges.
It should be noted that most RO water purifiers in India are of the wall mounted type, and as far as maintenance costs are concerned they tend to be more expensive than the under sink type water purifiers. Wall mounted water purifiers do not use standard size filter cartridges, and hence, such spare cartridges may not be available in the open market. You can only get spares from the manufacturer, and hence you may be compelled to enter into AMC with the manufacturers.
Under Sink type water purifiers have the advantage of using standard size spare parts and hence it is possible to buy spares online or from the open market. Thus there is a yearly saving in maintenance cost if you are going to do the maintenance of your water purifier by yourself. Then it will not be costly, roughly about Rs.600- every 4 to 6 months for a set of all the cartridges that need to be changed in an under sink RO water purifier. Membranes and motors tend to last at least 3 years, more likely 5 years.
Yearly Maintenance cost of RO water purifiers in India
If you go for a yearly Maintenance contract with the manufacturer of RO water purifier, then it begins to get a bit costly, starting at about Rs.1000- per year with the cost of parts extra or approximately Rs.6000- per year with all parts included. With an AMC up to 3 free visits for preventive maintenance plus free breakdown on-call service is covered per year. Each water purifier brand has its own AMC plans. Here are the numbers to contact for assistance from some of the leading water purifier brands in India.
AO Smith: 18605002468 or 18001032468
AquaGuard / AquaSure: 18602661177
Kent RO Systems: 9278912345
Pureit from HUL: 18602101000 or 18601801000
How to buy Water Purifiers in India
The best way to buy Water Purifiers in India is to first look at all models of Water Purifiers available online at the leading online Retailers in India. For example on the online webpage of All Water Purifiers available in India on Amazon.in, you will find the full range of Indian Water Purifiers complete with their best discounted price and full specifications. This is great information, and you can decide on which model of water purifier to buy. With the model of water purifier you want to buy finalised, you can go to local shops to try and find the model of water purifier you have chosen and see if you can get at similar price of that at Amazon.in. In most cases the price from Amazon will be cheaper, because they buy in bulk from the manufacturers direct and they sell huge volumes because they are the world's largest and most trusted online retailer. If you buy from Amazon, they will arrange to have the water purifier installed in your house, usually free of charge.
Warranty and other facilities offered through Amazon are usually better than what you can get from local agents of water purifiers.
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