Haier Air Conditioner

What on earth did we ever do before air conditioners? Imagine what our ancestors did on a hot day. They drank cool or lukewarm drinks and tried to find shady spots in order to get relief from the worst of the sun. Luckily, air conditioning technology appeared and now days almost every building is air conditioned to prevent against the worst of the hot weather.

Haier air conditioners are some of the best air conditioners found on the market today. Haier is a company that is headquartered in Qingdao, Shandong, in the People’s Republic of China. Not only does Haier produce air conditioners, they also produce household appliances (called “white goods”) such as washing machines and refrigerators. This production makes Haier the fourth largest white goods manufacturer in the world. A prosperous company, Haier Group reported sales of over $17.8 billion last year.

Haier air conditioners came about as the result of an interesting history that has much to say about the history of the People’s Republic of China itself. The company that became Haier was first a refrigerator factor built in the 1920′s. But after the People’s Republic of China was established in 1949, Haier was taken over by the government and turned into what is called a state-owned enterprise. It was only in the 1980′s that Haier became what it is today – a reputable company known for its Haier air conditioners.

At that time Zhang Ruimin, then a little known city-manager in Qingdao, was made the managing director of the factory. An avid reader and scholar, Zhang had studied Western business practices and management techniques. This unknown city manager was able to use his knowledge of business to transform the Haier factory, which at the time was in debt to the tune of 1.4 million yen, into the world renowned manufacturer of Haier air conditioners that it is today. The company, even borrowed its name from the West, adopting the word “Haier” as its name due to the fact that it had a German partner of the same name.

You will not find a more quality controlled air conditioner than the Haier air conditioner. Haier air conditioners are subjected to quality and reliability tests that ensure they will continue to function, and function well, even under extreme usage or duress. In fact, quality control was one of the main factors that allowed Zhang Ruimin to turn Haier around during the 1980′s and early 1990′s. Now Haier air conditioners, washing machines, and other appliances are found in houses, apartments, businesses, flats and any other building around the world you can possibly imagine.

In the interest of expanding the reach of the company that makes Haier air conditioners, Haier tried in the 2000′s to buy white goods giant Maytag. Unfortunately, they were eventually outbid by Whirlpool.

If you are in the market for an air conditioner, it is a good idea to look into Haier air conditioners. Of course, be sure to do your research before purchasing an air conditioning system. Most people now want central air conditioning systems, that is, air conditioning units that run throughout the whole house and are controlled by a central unit. Haier produces central air conditioning units. Also, when investing in a Haier air conditioner or any other type of air conditioning system, but sure to check out prices when it comes to repair. Some air conditioning units can be prohibitively expensive to repair, so checking into repair prices is always a good idea.

Good luck in your search for an air conditioning system. Hopefully this information about Haier air conditioners helped you reached your very important white goods buying decision.

This Haier Air Conditioner Review is Written/Updated on Sep 4th, 2009 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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