For all the households using air conditioners, a major component of electricity bill is contributed by the air conditioners. If you are someone who is worried about high electricity bills due to air conditioners then buying energy efficient air conditioner makes much more sense to you. There are multiple types and brands of air conditioners available in the market today. Everyone wishes to be informed before making a buying decision of an air conditioner. Most sources on the Internet provide details on features and reviews. Electricity consumption hardly becomes the deciding factor. To help people make electricity consumption as deciding factor, we at Bijli Bachao have decided to put up a list of Top Ten air conditioners in India by electricity consumption and size.
The list below does not include inverter technology air conditioners. But please note that inverter technology air conditioners are the most efficient air conditioner.
The basis of this ranking is the data from BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency). BEE data contains cooling capacity, power consumption and their ratio (also called as energy efficiency ratio) and this information is self reported by the manufacturers. The values are calculated under test conditions.
We have taken the data on electricity consumption (energy efficiency ratio) and categorized it by the capacity or tonnage of the air conditioner. The air conditioner with the highest value of EER is given the highest ranking. Multiple models with the same value are given the same rank.
It is important to note that knowing Cooling Capacity of an air conditioner is very important because for same tonnage the cooling capacity of various models vary. The higher the cooling capacity more heat an air conditioner can remove.
It is also important to size an air conditioner for a room properly. An oversized air conditioner cannot remove humidity properly and undersized will keep running all the time increasing electricity consumption. So it is important to choose right cooling capacity.
The list below contains only the top ten ranked air conditioners. List of all BEE star rated air conditioners are available on the useful links given below.
Window and Split air conditioners have been listed as seperate categories.
We regularly update this list as new models get added in the BEE list of air conditioners.
Unlike other top ten appliance links on our website we have not added “Add to Compare” feature on this page yet. We will add it as soon as we have the calculator for air conditioners ready.
Top Ten Air Conditioners
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