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Electricity Saving Tips For Homes And Offices

Top Ten Air Conditioners in India by electricity consumption and size in 2016

By on April 24, 2016
Hindi Translation: बिजली की खपत और आकार के अनुसार भारत में दस सबसे अच्छे एयर कंडीशनर

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 basis of this ranking is the data from BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) for the fixed speed air conditioners. For Inverter Technology air conditioners the data is from manufacturers’ websites. 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 separate categories.
  • We regularly update this list as new models get added in the BEE list of air conditioners.

We recommend people to go for BEE 3 star split AC if usage is less than 1000 hrs per year and price of electricity less than Rs 5 a unit. If usage is between 1000-1500 hrs per year, then we suggest going for BEE 5 star split and beyond that Inverter Tech split AC. This is for 3 years payback for the extra money you pay to buy the appliance.

Top Ten Inverter Air Conditioners

 

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Click To Expand: BEE Star Rated (<= 1 Ton)

RankBrandModelTonnagePower Consumption (Units or kWH for 1600 hrs)ISEERStar RatingPriceid
1 Hitachi KASHIKOI 5300I (RAU512IWEA) 1.00 492.00 5.75 5 53,799.00
1 Hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU512CWEA) 1.00 492.00 5.75 5 55,699.00
2 Godrej GSC 12 GIG 5 DGOG 1.00 511.00 5.20 5 57,500.00
3 Hitachi KASHIKOI 5200I (RAU512AWEA) 1.00 560.00 4.86 5 50,899.00
4 Godrej GSC 12 GIA 5 AWOG 1.00 578.00 4.55 5 0.00
5 Videocon VSX37.WV 1.00 586.00 4.53 5 0.00
6 Lg BSA12MAYD 1.00 648.00 4.20 4 44,299.00
7 Hitachi ACE 4200I (RAU412EWEAS) 1.00 650.00 4.19 4 44,900.00
7 Hitachi NEO 4200I (RAU412EWEAD) 1.00 650.00 4.19 4 43,900.00
8 Daikin ATKP25RRV16 0.75 464.00 4.17 4 32,000.00
8 Daikin ATKP35RRV16 1.00 649.00 4.17 4 38,300.00
8 Daikin DTKP25RRV16 0.75 464.00 4.17 4 29,900.00
8 Daikin DTKP35RRV16 1.00 649.00 4.17 4 37,899.00
8 Daikin FTKP25RRV16 0.75 464.00 4.17 4 31,899.00
8 Daikin FTKP35RRV16 1.00 649.00 4.17 4 38,399.00
9 Lloyd LS13AI 1.00 3.99 3 27,999.00
10 Hitachi ACE 3200I (RAU312EWEAS) 1.00 691.00 3.94 3 42,900.00
10 Hitachi KASHIKOI 3200I (RAU312AWEA) 1.00 691.00 3.94 3 45,399.00
10 Hitachi NEO 3200I (RAU312EWEAD) 1.00 691.00 3.94 3 41,900.00
10 Hitachi TOUSHI PRO 3200I (RAU312KWEA) 1.00 691.00 3.94 3 40,900.00


Click To Expand: BEE Star Rated (1 Ton to 1.5 Ton)

RankBrandModelTonnagePower Consumption (Units or kWH for 1600 hrs)ISEERStar RatingPriceid
1 Hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU518CWEA) 1.50 817.00 5.00 5 59,699.00
2 Godrej GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG 1.40 790.00 4.90 5 66,300.00
3 Hitachi KASHIKOI 5200I (RAU518AWEA) 1.50 868.00 4.70 5 55,899.00
3 Hitachi KASHIKOI 5300I (RAU518IWEA) 1.50 868.00 4.70 5 57,899.00
4 Daikin FTKM50QRV16 1.40 825.00 4.69 5 47,900.00
5 Voltas 125V CROWN (AW) 1.10 643.00 4.60 5 65,990.00
5 Voltas 125V DYE 1.10 643.00 4.60 5 0.00
6 Videocon VSX57.WV 1.50 860.00 4.59 5 0.00
7 Godrej GSC 18 GIA 5 AWOG 1.40 850.00 4.55 5 0.00
8 Voltas 185V CROWN (AW) 1.50 892.00 4.51 5 74,990.00
8 Voltas 185V DYE 1.50 892.00 4.51 5 0.00
9 Hitachi ACE 4200I (RAU418EWEAS) 1.50 961.00 4.25 4 48,900.00
9 Hitachi NEO 4200I (RAU418EWEAD) 1.50 961.00 4.25 4 48,900.00
10 Daikin ATKP50RRV16 1.50 927.00 4.17 4 44,200.00
10 Daikin DTKP50RRV16 1.50 927.00 4.17 4 42,499.00
10 Daikin FTHP50RRV16 1.40 927.00 4.17 4 0.00
10 Daikin FTKP50RRV16 1.50 927.00 4.17 4 43,899.00


Click To Expand: BEE Star Rated (1.5 Ton to 2 Ton)

RankBrandModelTonnagePower Consumption (Units or kWH for 1600 hrs)ISEERStar RatingPriceid
1 Hitachi ACE 4200I (RAU424EWEAS) 2.00 1,287.00 4.21 4 56,900.00
1 Hitachi KASHIKOI 5200I (RAU424AWEA) 2.00 1,287.00 4.21 4 63,899.00
1 Hitachi KASHIKOI 5300I (RAU424IWEA) 2.00 1,287.00 4.21 4 65,899.00
1 Hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU424CWEA) 2.00 1,287.00 4.21 4 67,899.00
1 Hitachi NEO 4200I (RAU424EWEAD) 2.00 1,287.00 4.21 4 56,900.00
2 Daikin ATKP60RRV16 1.80 1,113.00 4.17 4 56,300.00
2 Daikin DTKP60RRV16 1.80 1,113.00 4.17 4 55,900.00
2 Daikin FTKP60RRV16 1.80 1,113.00 4.17 4 56,899.00
3 Hitachi ACE 3200I (RAU324EWEAS) 2.00 1,367.00 3.96 3 54,900.00
3 Hitachi KASHIKOI 3200I (RAU324AWEA) 2.00 1,367.00 3.96 3 58,335.00
3 Hitachi NEO 3200I (RAU324EWEAD) 2.00 1,367.00 3.96 3 53,900.00
4 Voltas 243V EY 1.90 3.70 3 0.00


Click To Expand: Un-Rated (<= 1 Ton)

RankBrandModelTonnageCooling CapacityPower Consumption (Watts)EERStar RatingPriceid
1 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK13YL-S 1.00 3,500 900.00 3.89 0 41,900.00
2 Daikin ATKM25QRV16 0.75 2,493 650.00 3.84 0 34,899.00
2 Daikin DTKM25QRV16 0.75 2,493 650.00 3.84 0 34,899.00
2 Daikin FTKM25QRV16 0.75 2,493 650.00 3.84 0 35,900.00
3 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK10YL-S 0.80 2,500 670.00 3.73 0 35,900.00
4 Cruise CWCVGB-VQ5S123 [1 TR] 1.00 3,500 1,090.00 3.66 0 0.00
5 Daikin DTKM35QRV16 1.00 3,500 964.00 3.63 0 40,899.00
6 Daikin ATKM35QRV16 1.00 3,490 964.00 3.62 0 43,100.00
6 Daikin FTKM35QRV16 1.00 3,490 964.00 3.62 0 41,900.00
7 Samsung AR12JV5DAWKNNA 1.00 3,200 910.00 3.52 0 43,799.00
7 Samsung AR12JV5HATQNNA 1.00 3,200 910.00 3.52 0 36,599.00
7 Samsung AR12JV5NBWKNNA 1.00 3,200 910.00 3.52 0 42,365.00
8 Lg BSA12IBE 1.00 3,400 980.00 3.47 0 35,499.00
8 Lg BSA12IMA 1.00 3,400 980.00 3.47 0 37,899.00
9 Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GE13VA 1.00 3,500 1,020.00 3.43 0 36,445.00
10 General ASGG09JLCA 0.75 2,500 730.00 3.42 0 39,900.00
10 Panasonic CS-S12PKY 1.00 3,490 1,020.00 3.42 0 47,990.00


Click To Expand: Un-Rated (1 Ton to 1.5 Ton)

RankBrandModelTonnageCooling CapacityPower Consumption (Watts)EERStar RatingPriceid
1 Sharp AH-X15RHT 1.25 4,400 1,122.00 3.92 0 0.00
2 Sharp AH-X13PET 1.10 3,868 1,010.00 3.83 0 31,900.00
2 Sharp AH-XP13PHT 1.10 3,868 1,010.00 3.83 0 42,490.00
2 Sharp AH-XP13PMT 1.10 3,868 1,010.00 3.83 0 37,900.00
3 Samsung AR18JV5DAWKNNA 1.50 5,000 1,310.00 3.82 0 55,499.00
4 Daikin ATKM50QRV16 1.50 5,015 1,315.00 3.81 0 47,899.00
4 Daikin FTKM50QRV16 1.50 5,015 1,315.00 3.81 0 47,900.00
5 Daikin DTKM50QRV16 1.50 5,000 1,315.00 3.80 0 44,899.00
6 Sharp AH-X18PET 1.50 5,270 1,440.00 3.66 0 42,900.00
6 Sharp AH-XP18PHT 1.50 5,270 1,440.00 3.66 0 50,300.00
6 Sharp AH-XP18PMT 1.50 5,270 1,440.00 3.66 0 47,900.00
7 Cruise CWCVGB-VQ5S183 [1.5 TR] 1.50 5,038 1,640.00 3.64 0 0.00
8 Samsung AR18JV5HATQNNA 1.50 5,000 1,410.00 3.55 0 50,000.00
8 Samsung AR18JV5NBWKNNA 1.50 5,000 1,410.00 3.55 0 46,499.00
9 Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GK18VA 1.50 5,100 1,450.00 3.52 0 40,261.00
10 General ASGA18JCC 1.50 5,200 1,480.00 3.51 0 59,990.00


Click To Expand: Un-Rated (1.5 Ton to 2 Ton)

RankBrandModelTonnageCooling CapacityPower Consumption (Watts)EERStar RatingPriceid
1 Daikin ATKM60QRV16 1.80 6,012 1,666.00 3.61 0 65,300.00
1 Daikin FTKM60QRV16 1.80 6,012 1,666.00 3.61 0 62,900.00
1 Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GK24VA 2.00 6,600 1,830.00 3.61 0 81,540.00
2 Daikin DTKM60QRV16 1.80 6,000 1,666.00 3.60 0 65,899.00
3 Lg BSA24IBE 2.00 6,200 1,760.00 3.52 0 56,599.00
3 Lg BSA24IMA 2.00 6,200 1,760.00 3.52 0 58,899.00
4 Samsung AR24JV5NBWKNNA 2.00 6,000 1,710.00 3.51 0 58,600.00
5 Panasonic CS-S24PKY 2.00 6,012 1,820.00 3.30 0 63,100.00
6 Blue Star CNHW24CAF 2.00 6,450 1,985.00 3.25 0 58,328.00
6 Blue Star HNHW24CBF 2.00 6,450 1,985.00 3.25 0 61,500.00
7 Samsung AR24JV5HBWKNNA 2.00 6,000 1,860.00 3.23 0 50,136.00
7 Samsung AR24KV5HBWKNNA 2.00 6,000 1,860.00 3.23 0 59,300.00
8 Trane TSI22DS 2.00 7,038 2,200.00 3.21 0 79,778.00
9 Haier HSU-24CNMW(DCINV) 2.00 7,100 2,220.00 3.20 0 0.00
10 Panasonic CS-K24NKY 2.00 7,038 2,260.00 3.11 0 60,800.00


Click To Expand: Un-Rated (> 2 Ton)

RankBrandModelTonnageCooling CapacityPower Consumption (Watts)EERStar RatingPriceid
1 Daikin FTKM71QRV16 2.20 7,097 2,220.00 3.20 0 72,900.00
2 General ASGA30JCC 2.50 8,000 2,660.00 3.01 0 89,640.00


To know more about BEE Star Rating of Inverter Air Conditioners check this page on our website: Understand What is ISEER and Star Labeling of Inverter Air Conditioners in India

Top Ten Fixed Speed Air Conditioners

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Click To Expand: Split (<= 1 Ton)

RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EERStar RatingPriceid
1 Godrej GSC 12 FG 8 MOG 1.00 3,325 841.00 3.95 5 37,499.00
2 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK 05 CM 0.50 1,465 375.00 3.91 5 0.00
3 Godrej GSC 12 FG 6 BNG 1.00 3,375 912.00 3.70 5 36,000.00
3 Godrej GSC 12 FG6 ROG 1.00 3,375 912.00 3.70 5 36,899.00
4 Mitsubishi Electric MS-GK10VA 0.75 2,700 740.00 3.65 5 26,603.00
5 Lloyd LS13A5LK 1.00 3,569 984.00 3.63 5 25,899.00
5 Lloyd LS13A5LX 1.00 3,572 984.00 3.63 5 25,499.00
5 Onida SA125AUR-T 1.00 3,517 950.00 3.63 5 30,890.00
5 Onida SA125CHE 1.00 3,517 950.00 3.63 5 28,900.00
5 Onida SA125PRL 1.00 3,517 950.00 3.63 5 0.00
5 Onida SA125SGS 1.00 3,517 950.00 3.63 5 0.00
6 Carrier OCTRA 5 STAR 1.00 3,400 940.00 3.62 5 38,500.00
7 Carrier DURAEDGE 5 STAR 1.00 3,400 943.00 3.61 5 0.00
7 Carrier ESTER 5 STAR 1.00 3,400 943.00 3.61 5 0.00
7 Carrier Superia 5 Star 1.00 3,400 940.00 3.61 5 0.00
7 Mitsubishi Electric MS-GL10VF 0.75 2,800 775.00 3.61 5 0.00
7 Mitsubishi Electric MS-GL13VF 1.00 3,650 1,010.00 3.61 5 0.00
7 Onida S125DFL 1.00 3,516 975.00 3.61 5 29,231.00
7 Onida S125FLT-N 1.00 3,516 975.00 3.61 5 26,899.00
7 Onida S125SMH-W 1.00 3,516 1,000.00 3.61 5 28,499.00
7 Onida SA125CUR 1.00 3,517 977.00 3.61 5 28,599.00
7 Samsung AR12JC5ESLZNNA 1.00 3,650 1,010.00 3.61 5 33,899.00
7 Samsung AR12JC5HATPNNA 1.00 3,650 1,010.00 3.61 5 32,799.00
7 Samsung AR12JC5JAMVNNA 1.00 3,650 1,010.00 3.61 5 31,599.00
7 Samsung AR12JC5TFURNNA 1.00 3,650 1,010.00 3.61 5 32,899.00
8 Carrier Esko 5 Star 1.00 3,400 943.00 3.60 5 46,400.00
8 Daikin ATF35QRV16 1.00 3,350 930.00 3.60 5 33,899.00
8 Daikin DTF35QRV16 1.00 3,350 930.00 3.60 5 33,900.00
8 Daikin FTF35QRV16 1.00 3,350 930.00 3.60 5 34,899.00
8 Hitachi selec 1.00 3,516 977.00 3.60 5 32,890.00
8 Lg LSA3AF5D 1.00 3,525 980.00 3.60 5 31,699.00
8 Lg LSA3AT5D 1.00 3,525 980.00 3.60 5 30,599.00
8 Lg LSA3NP5A 1.00 3,525 980.00 3.60 5 28,299.00
8 Lg LSA3PT5D 1.00 3,525 980.00 3.60 5 32,899.00
8 Lg LSA3SP5D 1.00 3,525 980.00 3.60 5 30,899.00
8 Lg LSA3TM5D 1.00 3,525 980.00 3.60 5 33,399.00
8 Lg LSA3VF5D 1.00 3,525 980.00 3.60 5 30,399.00
8 Lg LSA3WT5D 1.00 3,525 980.00 3.60 5 32,990.00
8 Midea MULTIMA 5 STAR 1.00 3,400 943.00 3.60 5 0.00
8 Mitsubishi Electric MS-GK13VA 1.00 3,600 1,000.00 3.60 5 31,825.00
8 Onida SA125GDR 1.00 3,517 977.00 3.60 5 28,900.00
8 Onida SA125SLK 1.00 3,517 977.00 3.60 5 0.00
8 Onida SA125TRC 1.00 3,517 977.00 3.60 5 28,599.00
8 Onida SA125TRD 1.00 3,517 977.00 3.60 5 28,599.00
8 Voltas 125 CYE 1.00 3,650 1,013.00 3.60 5 30,500.00
8 Voltas 125 PY 1.00 3,650 1,013.00 3.60 5 29,799.00
9 Godrej GSC 12 FR 5 WNT 1.00 3,311 925.00 3.58 5 29,000.00
9 Midea FLAIR 5 STAR 1.00 3,500 977.00 3.58 5 0.00
9 Midea FLAIRX 5 STAR 1.00 3,500 977.00 3.58 5 36,000.00
9 Onida S125USL-L 1.00 3,516 950.00 3.58 5 28,599.00
10 Onida SA125MVL 1.00 3,517 975.00 3.57 5 0.00


Click To Expand: Split (1 Ton to 1.5 Ton)

RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EERStar RatingPriceid
1 Godrej GSC 18 FG 8 MOG 1.50 4,920 1,258.00 3.91 5 38,800.00
2 Hitachi RAU514AWD 1.20 4,050 1,065.00 3.80 5 32,900.00
2 Hitachi RAU514HWDD 1.20 4,050 1,065.00 3.80 5 34,599.00
2 Hitachi RAU514HWDS 1.20 4,050 1,065.00 3.80 5 36,900.00
2 Hitachi RAU514IVD 1.20 4,050 1,065.00 3.80 5 39,499.00
3 Godrej GSC 18 FG 6 BNG 1.50 5,000 1,350.00 3.70 5 44,500.00
3 Godrej GSC 18 FG 6 BOG 1.50 5,000 1,351.00 3.70 5 41,499.00
3 Godrej GSC 18 FG6 ROG 1.50 5,000 1,351.00 3.70 5 42,599.00
3 Hitachi RAU518AVD 1.50 5,500 1,485.00 3.70 5 39,249.00
3 Hitachi RAU518HWDD 1.50 5,500 1,485.00 3.70 5 46,299.00
3 Hitachi RAU518HWDS 1.50 5,500 1,485.00 3.70 5 43,900.00
3 Hitachi RAU518IVD 1.50 5,500 1,485.00 3.70 5 47,600.00
3 Hitachi RAU518MWD 1.50 5,500 1,485.00 3.70 5 45,900.00
4 Hitachi RAU518KWD 1.50 5,440 1,495.00 3.64 5 0.00
4 Onida SA185MVL 1.50 5,275 1,400.00 3.64 5 42,990.00
5 Whirlpool 3DCOOL XTREME HD 5S (1.5 T) 1.50 5,300 1,464.00 3.62 5 0.00
6 Koryo KM16AOKSI185S 1.50 5,222 1,445.00 3.61 5 0.00
6 Mitsubishi Electric MS-GL18VF 1.50 5,400 1,495.00 3.61 5 0.00
6 Samsung AR18JC5ESLZNNA 1.50 5,400 1,495.00 3.61 5 38,699.00
6 Samsung AR18JC5HATPNNA 1.50 5,400 1,495.00 3.61 5 38,199.00
6 Samsung AR18JC5HBWKNNA 1.50 5,400 1,495.00 3.61 5 37,899.00
6 Samsung AR18JC5JAMVNNA 1.50 5,400 1,495.00 3.61 5 36,899.00
6 Samsung AR18JC5TFURNNA 1.50 5,400 1,495.00 3.61 5 38,199.00
6 Samui SIK13-F5 1.10 3,500 970.00 3.61 5 0.00
7 Carrier OCTRA 5 STAR 1.50 5,300 1,471.00 3.60 5 46,500.00
7 Carrier Superia 5 Star 1.50 5,300 1,471.00 3.60 5 46,900.00
7 Daikin ATF50QRV16 1.50 5,200 1,445.00 3.60 5 40,900.00
7 Daikin DTF50QRV16 1.50 5,200 1,445.00 3.60 5 40,900.00
7 Daikin FTF50QRV16 1.50 5,200 1,445.00 3.60 5 41,899.00
7 Haier HSU-19CNMW5CNE 1.50 5,300 1,472.00 3.60 5 0.00
7 Lg LSA5AF5D 1.50 5,275 1,465.00 3.60 5 38,299.00
7 Lg LSA5AT5D 1.50 5,275 1,465.00 3.60 5 37,299.00
7 Lg LSA5PT5D 1.50 5,275 1,465.00 3.60 5 40,500.00
7 Lg LSA5SP5D 1.50 5,275 1,465.00 3.60 5 39,499.00
7 Lg LSA5TM5D 1.50 5,275 1,465.00 3.60 5 39,599.00
7 Lg LSA5VF5D 1.50 5,275 1,465.00 3.60 5 36,899.00
7 Lg LSA5WT5D 1.50 5,275 1,465.00 3.60 5 39,490.00
7 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries DXK37CLV-6 1.10 3,600 1,000.00 3.60 5 37,200.00
7 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK13CLV-6 1.10 3,600 1,000.00 3.60 5 0.00
7 Onida SA185GDR 1.50 5,275 1,465.00 3.60 5 43,390.00
7 Onida SA185SLK 1.50 5,275 1,465.00 3.60 5 0.00
7 Whirlpool 3DCOOL HD 5S (1.2 T) 1.20 4,200 1,125.00 3.60 5 0.00
8 Lloyd LS19A5LX 1.50 5,345 1,489.00 3.59 5 32,899.00
8 Mitsubishi Electric MS-GK18VA 1.50 5,200 1,450.00 3.59 5 40,261.00
8 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries DXK53CLS-6 1.50 5,300 1,476.00 3.59 5 0.00
8 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK20CLS-6 1.50 5,300 1,476.00 3.59 5 0.00
9 Onida SA185SMH 1.50 5,400 1,510.00 3.58 5 0.00
10 Onida SA185AUR 1.50 5,275 1,475.00 3.57 5 38,890.00
10 Onida SA185CHE 1.50 5,275 1,475.00 3.57 5 36,900.00
10 Onida SA185PRL 1.50 5,275 1,475.00 3.57 5 0.00
10 Onida SA185SGS 1.50 5,275 1,475.00 3.57 5 0.00


Click To Expand: Split (1.5 Ton to 2 Ton)

RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EERStar RatingPriceid
1 Hitachi RAU520AVD 1.70 5,700 1,425.00 4.00 5 45,900.00
1 Hitachi RAU520MWD 1.70 5,700 1,425.00 4.00 5 47,900.00
2 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK21CNS-S6 1.60 5,300 1,460.00 3.63 5 0.00
3 Hitachi RAU524AVD 2.00 7,030 1,950.00 3.61 5 51,900.00
3 Hitachi RAU524IVD 2.00 7,030 1,950.00 3.61 5 53,900.00
3 Hitachi RAU524MWD 2.00 7,030 1,950.00 3.61 5 53,900.00
4 Lg LSA5NP5A 2.00 5,275 1,465.00 3.60 5 33,499.00
5 Lloyd LS24A5LX 2.00 6,212 1,732.00 3.59 5 39,199.00
5 Samui SIK20-F5 1.60 5,300 1,475.00 3.59 5 0.00
6 Mitsubishi Electric MS-GL24VF 2.00 6,650 1,860.00 3.58 5 0.00
6 Samui SIK25-F5 2.00 6,200 1,730.00 3.58 5 0.00
7 Midea MULTIMA 5 STAR 2.00 6,200 1,732.00 3.57 5 0.00
7 Mitsubishi Electric MS-GK24VA 2.00 6,600 1,850.00 3.57 5 51,150.00
7 Onida SA245GZE 2.00 7,030 1,875.00 3.57 5 54,990.00
8 Midea FLAIR 5 STAR 2.00 6,000 1,685.00 3.56 5 44,899.00
8 Midea FLAIRX 5 STAR 2.00 6,000 1,685.00 3.56 5 0.00
9 Voltas 245 DY 2.00 6,300 1,774.00 3.55 5 47,000.00
10 Blue Star 5HW24MA 2.00 6,400 1,820.00 3.52 5 43,899.00


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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EERStar RatingPriceid
1 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK26CNS-S6 2.10 7,400 2,067.00 3.58 5 0.00
2 Toshiba RAS-24N3KPX-IN 2.10 6,800 2,020.00 3.37 4 0.00
3 Hitachi RAU230HUD 2.50 8,725 2,825.00 3.09 2 68,899.00
4 Mitsubishi Electric MS-HK 30 2.50 8,000 2,750.00 2.91 2 30,299.00
4 Mitsubishi Electric MS-HK 36 3.00 10,000 3,500.00 2.91 2 0.00
5 Mitsubishi Electric MS-E36VC 3.00 10,000 3,460.00 2.89 1 6,783.00
6 Mitsubishi Electric MS-H30VA 2.50 7,800 2,800.00 2.79 1 64,899.00
7 Hitachi RAU390HUD 3.30 10,000 4,200.00 2.72 1 86,299.00
8 Panasonic CS-YC30PKY 2.30 8,065 3,067.00 2.63 1 58,500.00


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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EERStar RatingPriceid
1 Hitachi RAW511KUD 1.00 3,500 1,030.00 3.40 5 25,699.00
2 Lg LWA3GW5A 1.00 3,775 1,124.00 3.36 5 26,499.00
3 Blue Star 5W12GA 1.00 3,800 1,135.00 3.35 5 24,899.00
4 Voltas 125 DY 1.00 3,300 996.00 3.31 5 22,799.00
5 Godrej GWC 12 TGZ 3 RWPT 1.00 3,250 1,048.00 3.10 3 0.00
6 Hitachi RAW311KUD 1.00 3,500 1,132.00 3.09 3 22,499.00
7 Lloyd LW12A3F9 1.00 3,421 1,118.00 3.06 3 18,999.00
8 Lloyd LW12A3N 1.00 3,530 1,157.00 3.04 3 21,900.00
9 Lg LWA3GP3A1 0.90 3,235 1,080.00 3.00 3 21,499.00
9 Lg LWA3GW3A 1.00 3,235 1,078.00 3.00 3 22,499.00
10 Onida WA123FLT 1.00 3,516 1,140.00 2.96 3 0.00


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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EERStar RatingPriceid
1 Hitachi RAV518HUD 1.50 5,350 1,530.00 3.50 5 37,090.00
2 Hitachi RAT518HUD 1.50 5,350 1,575.00 3.40 5 37,800.00
3 Lloyd LW19A5X 1.50 4,950 1,459.00 3.39 5 27,999.00
4 Lg LWA5CP5A 1.40 4,750 1,415.00 3.36 5 28,899.00
4 Lg LWA5CS5A1 1.40 4,850 1,445.00 3.36 5 0.00
4 Lg LWA5CT5A2 1.40 4,750 1,415.00 3.36 5 0.00
5 Hitachi RAV513HUD 1.10 3,900 1,165.00 3.35 5 30,990.00
5 Hitachi RAW518KUDZ1 1.50 5,275 1,575.00 3.35 5 32,199.00
6 Voltas 185 ZYA 1.50 5,000 1,502.00 3.33 5 31,599.00
7 Zamil ZW018X5CV1 1.50 5,100 1,536.00 3.32 5 0.00
8 Blue Star 5W18GA 1.50 4,975 1,505.00 3.31 5 29,089.00
8 Haier HW-18CH5CNA 1.40 4,900 1,480.00 3.31 5 22,500.00
8 Voltas 185 DY 1.50 4,950 1,495.00 3.31 5 26,990.00
8 Voltas 185 LY 1.50 4,950 1,495.00 3.31 5 28,990.00
8 Voltas 185 MY 1.50 4,950 1,495.00 3.31 5 0.00
8 Voltas 185 MYD 1.50 4,950 1,495.00 3.31 5 27,499.00
9 Hitachi RAW318KUD 1.50 5,100 1,650.00 3.09 3 32,390.00
10 Lg LWA5CP3A 1.40 4,850 1,610.00 3.01 3 25,699.00
10 Lg LWA5CT3A 1.40 4,850 1,610.00 3.01 3 26,000.00
10 Lg LWA5GW3A 1.50 4,850 1,611.00 3.01 3 25,799.00


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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EERStar RatingPriceid
1 General AXGT24FHTA 2.00 6,300 2,140.00 2.94 3 0.00
1 Napoleon NAP24WHA 2.00 6,312 2,150.00 2.94 3 0.00
2 Blue Star 2W24LA 2.00 5,850 2,080.00 2.81 2 31,999.00
3 Hitachi RAV222HUD 2.00 6,160 2,200.00 2.80 2 38,795.00
4 Hitachi RAW222KVD 2.00 6,160 2,240.00 2.75 2 31,499.00
4 Voltas 242 DY 2.00 5,900 2,145.00 2.75 2 0.00
4 Voltas 242 LYE 2.00 5,900 2,145.00 2.75 2 28,499.00
5 Zamil ZW022X1CV1 2.00 6,100 2,421.00 2.52 1 31,076.00


Top Ten Fixed Speed Air Conditioners BEE 3 star and less

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EERStar RatingPriceid
1 Lloyd LS9A3PN 0.80 2,704 812.00 3.33 3 19,399.00
2 Carrier ESTER 2 STAR 1.00 3,200 1,050.00 3.30 2 34,100.00
2 Carrier OCTRA 3 STAR 1.00 3,400 1,030.00 3.30 3 31,951.00
2 Carrier SUPERIA 3 STAR 1.00 3,400 1,030.00 3.30 3 0.00
2 Carrier SUPERIA 3 STAR RED 1.00 3,400 1,030.00 3.30 3 0.00
2 Midea FLAIR 3 STAR 1.00 3,400 1,030.00 3.30 3 26,899.00
2 Midea FLAIRX 3 STAR 1.00 3,400 1,030.00 3.30 3 0.00
3 Hitachi RAU312EWD 1.00 3,517 1,070.00 3.29 3 34,290.00
3 Hitachi RAU312HWDD 1.00 3,517 1,070.00 3.29 3 34,090.00
3 Hitachi RAU312HWDS 1.00 3,517 1,070.00 3.29 3 0.00
3 Hitachi RAU312KWD 1.00 3,457 1,050.00 3.29 3 0.00
3 Lloyd LS13AA3 1.00 3,650 1,110.00 3.29 3 21,899.00
3 Lloyd LS9AA3 0.80 2,664 810.00 3.29 3 19,499.00
3 Onida S123CHR-R 1.00 3,516 1,070.00 3.29 3 23,899.00
3 Onida S123DFL 1.00 3,516 1,070.00 3.29 3 39,390.00
3 Onida S123FLT-L 1.00 3,516 1,050.00 3.29 3 39,390.00
3 Onida S123FLT-N 1.00 3,516 1,070.00 3.29 3 29,090.00
3 Onida S123SMH-W 1.00 3,516 1,050.00 3.29 3 0.00
3 Onida S123TFL-L 1.00 3,516 1,050.00 3.29 3 28,000.00
3 Onida S123TRD 1.00 3,516 1,070.00 3.29 3 23,899.00
3 Onida WIFI SA123SMH-W 1.00 3,517 975.00 3.29 3 0.00
4 Napoleon AS-12C53F150L4 1.00 3,519 1,072.00 3.28 3 0.00
5 Onida S123CUR 1.00 3,516 1,075.00 3.27 3 26,107.00
6 Carrier DURAEDGE 3 STAR 1.00 3,200 983.00 3.26 3 0.00
6 Carrier ESTER 3 STAR 1.00 3,200 983.00 3.26 3 0.00
6 Koryo KF14KSIAO093S 0.75 2,640 809.00 3.26 3 0.00
6 Onida S123SGC 1.00 3,517 1,080.00 3.26 3 24,899.00
7 Carrier Esko 3 Star 1.00 3,200 983.00 3.25 3 0.00
7 Daikin ATC25QRV16 0.75 2,500 770.00 3.25 3 22,900.00
7 Daikin ATC35QRV16 1.00 3,350 1,030.00 3.25 3 27,900.00
7 Daikin DTC25QRV16 0.75 2,500 770.00 3.25 3 22,900.00
7 Daikin DTC35QRV16 1.00 3,350 1,030.00 3.25 3 27,900.00
7 Daikin FTC25QRV16 0.75 2,500 770.00 3.25 3 23,899.00
7 Daikin FTC35QRV16 1.00 3,350 1,030.00 3.25 3 27,899.00
7 Onida S093FLT-L 0.80 2,810 800.00 3.25 3 22,899.00
7 Onida S093SMH-W 0.80 2,810 800.00 3.25 3 25,000.00
8 Lloyd LS13A3OB 1.00 3,310 1,022.00 3.24 3 21,899.00
8 Mitsubishi Electric MS-HK13VA 1.00 3,400 1,050.00 3.24 3 27,200.00
8 Mitsubishi Electric MS-HL13VF 1.00 3,600 1,110.00 3.24 3 0.00
8 Onida S123USL-L 1.00 3,516 1,050.00 3.24 3 25,599.00
8 Onida SA093TRD 0.80 2,810 785.00 3.24 3 0.00
8 Onida SA123FLT-L 1.00 3,517 1,020.00 3.24 3 0.00
8 Onida SA123SMH 1.00 3,517 1,020.00 3.24 3 0.00
8 Onida SA123TFL-L 1.00 3,517 1,020.00 3.24 2 0.00
8 Videocon VSD33.GV1-MDA 1.00 3,400 1,050.00 3.24 3 23,899.00
9 Intec IAC-12K3 1.00 3,585 1,111.00 3.23 3 0.00
9 Lloyd LS13A3BR 1.00 3,670 1,136.00 3.23 3 21,899.00
9 Mitsubishi Electric MS-HK10VA 0.75 2,600 805.00 3.23 3 22,670.00
9 Mitsubishi Electric MS-HL10VF 0.75 2,650 820.00 3.23 3 0.00
10 Lloyd LS13A3GR 1.00 3,359 1,043.00 3.22 3 21,599.00


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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EERStar RatingPriceid
1 Hitachi RAU318AWD 1.50 5,362 1,630.00 3.29 3 39,799.00
1 Hitachi RAU318EWD 1.50 5,362 1,630.00 3.29 3 41,990.00
1 Hitachi RAU318HWDD 1.50 5,362 1,630.00 3.29 3 41,690.00
1 Hitachi RAU318HWDS 1.50 5,362 1,630.00 3.29 3 0.00
1 Hitachi RAU318KWD 1.50 5,362 1,630.00 3.29 3 0.00
1 Mitsubishi Electric MS-H18VA 1.50 4,900 1,480.00 3.29 3 34,632.00
1 Napoleon CSC-18TI 1.50 5,278 1,605.00 3.29 3 0.00
1 Napoleon NP-18C53-TIF 1.50 5,278 1,605.00 3.29 3 0.00
2 Mitsubishi Electric MS-HL18VF 1.50 5,250 1,600.00 3.28 3 0.00
2 Trane TSY18MW3 1.50 5,275 1,610.00 3.28 3 0.00
3 Cruise CRC 53 1.50 5,100 1,560.00 3.27 3 30,030.00
4 Hitachi RAU314AWD 1.20 3,810 1,170.00 3.26 3 32,699.00
4 Lloyd LS19A3LP 1.50 5,075 1,558.00 3.26 3 28,799.00
5 Carrier ESTER 2 STAR 1.50 4,800 1,573.00 3.25 2 39,000.00
5 Carrier OCTRA 3 STAR 1.50 5,100 1,568.00 3.25 3 38,500.00
5 Carrier SUPERIA 3 STAR 1.50 5,100 1,568.00 3.25 3 0.00
5 Carrier SUPERIA 3 STAR RED 1.50 5,100 1,568.00 3.25 3 0.00
5 Daikin ATC50QRV16 1.50 5,220 1,605.00 3.25 3 32,699.00
5 Daikin DTC50QRV16 1.50 5,220 1,605.00 3.25 3 31,900.00
5 Daikin FTC50QRV16 1.50 5,220 1,605.00 3.25 3 31,900.00
6 Blue Star 3HW18HAF 1.50 4,950 1,530.00 3.24 3 33,499.00
6 Koryo KF14KSIAO183S 1.50 5,268 1,628.00 3.24 3 0.00
6 Lloyd LS19A3GR 1.50 4,928 1,521.00 3.24 3 26,899.00
7 General ASGA18FETA 1.50 5,130 1,590.00 3.23 3 46,499.00
7 Lloyd LS19AA3 1.50 5,227 1,618.00 3.23 3 27,899.00
8 Lloyd LS19A3CP 1.50 5,261 1,639.00 3.21 3 28,599.00
8 Samsung AR18JC3ESLWNNA 1.50 5,000 1,560.00 3.21 3 34,399.00
8 Samsung AR18JC3HATPNNA 1.50 5,000 1,560.00 3.21 3 33,899.00
8 Samsung AR18JC3HBWKNNA 1.50 5,000 1,560.00 3.21 3 33,499.00
8 Samsung AR18JC3JAMVNNA 1.50 5,000 1,560.00 3.21 3 32,599.00
8 Samsung AR18JC3JBMVNNA 1.50 5,000 1,560.00 3.21 3 32,599.00
8 Samsung AR18JC3TFURNNA 1.50 5,000 1,560.00 3.21 3 33,899.00
8 Samui SIK18-F3 1.50 5,100 1,590.00 3.21 3 0.00
9 Cruise CWCKTB-CQ1G183 [1.5 TR] 1.50 5,200 1,625.00 3.20 3 0.00
9 Hitachi RAU317KWD 1.50 5,200 1,625.00 3.20 3 0.00
9 Lg LSA5AU3A 1.50 4,640 1,450.00 3.20 3 32,599.00
9 Lg LSA5SU3A 1.50 4,640 1,450.00 3.20 3 31,500.00
9 Trane TSR18DW3BSFC3 1.50 5,275 1,650.00 3.20 3 35,925.00
9 Trane TSY18DW3 1.50 5,275 1,649.00 3.20 3 0.00
9 Voltas 153 CY 1.20 3,850 1,203.00 3.20 3 35,190.00
9 Whirlpool 3DCOOL HD 3S (1.5 T) 1.50 5,200 1,625.00 3.20 3 0.00
9 Whirlpool MAGICOOL DLX III (1.5 T) 1.50 5,050 1,578.00 3.20 3 32,000.00
10 Cruise CRGG 53 1.50 5,100 1,600.00 3.19 3 0.00
10 Lg LSA5AF3D 1.50 5,150 1,615.00 3.19 3 32,899.00
10 Lg LSA5AT3D1 1.50 5,150 1,615.00 3.19 3 32,499.00
10 Lg LSA5NP3A1 1.50 5,150 1,615.00 3.19 3 29,088.00
10 Lg LSA5SP3D1 1.50 5,150 1,615.00 3.19 3 32,899.00
10 Lg LSA5TM3D1 1.50 5,150 1,615.00 3.19 3 34,899.00
10 Lg LSA5VF3D1 1.50 5,150 1,615.00 3.19 3 31,399.00
10 Lg LSA5WT3D1 1.50 5,150 1,615.00 3.19 3 34,490.00
10 Lloyd LS19A3BR 1.50 5,010 1,572.00 3.19 3 25,899.00
10 Lloyd LS19A3FX 1.50 5,104 1,600.00 3.19 3 25,699.00
10 Lloyd LS19A3SH 1.50 4,875 1,528.00 3.19 3 25,699.00
10 Lloyd LS19A3XJ 1.50 5,020 1,572.00 3.19 3 26,899.00
10 Onida SA183GDR 1.50 5,275 1,610.00 3.19 3 30,900.00
10 Onida SA183SLK 1.50 5,275 1,610.00 3.19 3 0.00


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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EERStar RatingPriceid
1 Hitachi RAU323EWD 2.00 7,020 2,134.00 3.29 3 53,590.00
1 Hitachi RAU323HWDD 2.00 7,020 2,134.00 3.29 3 53,290.00
1 Hitachi RAU323HWDS 2.00 7,020 2,134.00 3.29 3 0.00
1 Hitachi RAU324AVD 2.00 7,020 2,134.00 3.29 3 50,899.00
1 Trane TSY24DW3 2.00 7,034 2,140.00 3.29 3 0.00
2 Midea FLAIR 3 STAR 2.00 6,000 1,830.00 3.28 3 0.00
2 Midea FLAIRX 3 STAR 2.00 6,000 1,830.00 3.28 3 46,700.00
3 Daikin ATC60QRV16 1.80 6,400 1,970.00 3.25 3 40,900.00
3 Daikin DTC60QRV16 1.80 6,400 1,970.00 3.25 3 40,900.00
3 Daikin FTC60QRV16 1.80 6,400 1,970.00 3.25 3 41,899.00
3 Mitsubishi Electric MS-HL24VF 2.00 6,600 2,030.00 3.25 3 0.00
4 Cruise CRGG 63 2.00 6,447 2,000.00 3.22 3 0.00
4 Onida SA243SGS 2.00 7,030 2,020.00 3.22 3 0.00
4 Samsung AR24JC3HATPNNA 2.00 6,350 1,975.00 3.22 3 40,799.00
4 Samsung AR24JC3TFURNNA 2.00 6,350 1,975.00 3.22 3 40,599.00
4 Samsung AR24KC3HATPNNA 2.00 6,350 1,975.00 3.22 3 0.00
5 Cruise CWCKTB-CQ1G243 [2.0 TR] 2.00 6,200 1,930.00 3.21 3 0.00
5 Onida SA243AUR 2.00 7,030 1,980.00 3.21 3 42,890.00
5 Onida SA243CHE 2.00 7,030 1,980.00 3.21 3 48,390.00
5 Onida SA243PRL 2.00 7,030 1,980.00 3.21 3 0.00
6 General ASGA24ACT 2.00 6,500 2,030.00 3.20 3 52,800.00
6 Hitachi RAU323KWD 2.00 6,750 2,110.00 3.20 3 0.00
6 Trane TSR22DW3BSFC3 2.00 6,153 1,920.00 3.20 3 52,000.00
6 Voltas 243 CYA 2.00 6,100 1,906.00 3.20 3 37,799.00
7 Panasonic CS-XC24PKY 2.00 6,628 2,078.00 3.19 3 45,800.00
8 Blue Star 3HW24FA 2.00 6,365 2,000.00 3.18 3 38,999.00
8 Lg LSA6AF3D 2.00 6,350 2,000.00 3.18 3 42,499.00
8 Lg LSA6AT3D1 2.00 6,350 2,000.00 3.18 3 42,399.00
8 Lg LSA6NP3A1 2.00 6,350 2,000.00 3.18 3 38,999.00
8 Lg LSA6SP3D1 2.00 6,350 2,000.00 3.18 3 43,399.00
8 Lg LSA6VF3D1 2.00 6,350 2,000.00 3.18 3 41,899.00
8 Lg LSA6WT3D1 2.00 6,350 2,000.00 3.18 3 44,490.00
8 Lloyd LS24AA3 2.00 6,350 2,000.00 3.18 3 34,799.00
8 Onida SA243SLK 2.00 7,030 1,980.00 3.18 3 0.00
8 Whirlpool 3DCOOL HD 3S (2 T) 2.00 6,400 2,015.00 3.18 3 46,400.00
9 Blue Star 3HW24VC 2.00 6,050 1,910.00 3.17 3 40,899.00
9 Mitsubishi Electric MS-HK24VA 2.00 6,400 2,020.00 3.17 3 44,450.00
9 Panasonic CS-TC24PKY 2.00 6,600 2,080.00 3.17 3 55,000.00
10 Blue Star 3HW24FB 2.00 6,200 1,960.00 3.16 3 40,599.00
10 Carrier SUPERIA 3 STAR 2.00 6,000 1,900.00 3.16 3 0.00
10 Cruise CRC 63 2.00 6,500 2,060.00 3.16 3 0.00
10 Lloyd LS24A3FX 2.00 6,257 1,980.00 3.16 3 34,899.00


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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EERStar RatingPriceid
1 Hitachi RAU230HUD 2.50 8,725 2,825.00 3.09 2 68,899.00
2 Mitsubishi Electric MS-HK 30 2.50 8,000 2,750.00 2.91 2 30,299.00
2 Mitsubishi Electric MS-HK 36 3.00 10,000 3,500.00 2.91 2 0.00
3 Mitsubishi Electric MS-E36VC 3.00 10,000 3,460.00 2.89 1 6,783.00
4 Mitsubishi Electric MS-H30VA 2.50 7,800 2,800.00 2.79 1 64,899.00
5 Hitachi RAU390HUD 3.30 10,000 4,200.00 2.72 1 86,299.00
6 Panasonic CS-YC30PKY 2.30 8,065 3,067.00 2.63 1 58,500.00


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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EERStar RatingPriceid
1 Godrej GWC 12 TGZ 3 RWPT 1.00 3,250 1,048.00 3.10 3 0.00
2 Hitachi RAW311KUD 1.00 3,500 1,132.00 3.09 3 22,499.00
3 Lloyd LW12A3F9 1.00 3,421 1,118.00 3.06 3 18,999.00
4 Lloyd LW12A3N 1.00 3,530 1,157.00 3.04 3 21,900.00
5 Lg LWA3GP3A1 0.90 3,235 1,080.00 3.00 3 21,499.00
5 Lg LWA3GW3A 1.00 3,235 1,078.00 3.00 3 22,499.00
6 Onida WA123FLT 1.00 3,516 1,140.00 2.96 3 0.00
7 Voltas 123 LYE 1.00 3,100 1,050.00 2.95 3 28,490.00
7 Voltas 123 PYA 1.00 3,350 1,135.00 2.95 3 24,200.00
8 Lloyd LW12A3Z 1.00 3,400 1,155.00 2.94 3 18,999.00
9 Napoleon NAP12WHA 1.00 3,500 1,195.00 2.93 3 0.00
10 Blue Star 3W12GA 1.00 3,250 1,115.00 2.91 3 20,899.00
10 Blue Star 3WAE121YD 1.00 3,475 1,195.00 2.91 3 23,000.00


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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EERStar RatingPriceid
1 Hitachi RAW318KUD 1.50 5,100 1,650.00 3.09 3 32,390.00
2 Lg LWA5CP3A 1.40 4,850 1,610.00 3.01 3 25,699.00
2 Lg LWA5CT3A 1.40 4,850 1,610.00 3.01 3 26,000.00
2 Lg LWA5GW3A 1.50 4,850 1,611.00 3.01 3 25,799.00
3 General AXGT18FHTA 1.50 5,300 1,780.00 2.98 3 35,599.00
3 Lloyd LW19A3Z 1.50 5,100 1,713.00 2.98 3 21,799.00
4 Onida WA183FLT 1.50 5,275 1,720.00 2.95 3 0.00
4 Voltas 183 EY 1.50 4,900 1,661.00 2.95 3 24,499.00
4 Voltas 183 MY 1.50 4,900 1,661.00 2.95 3 24,499.00
4 Voltas 183 MYI 1.50 4,900 1,661.00 2.95 3 29,599.00
5 Zamil ZW018X3CV1 1.50 5,100 1,735.00 2.94 3 30,173.00
6 Blue Star 3WAE181YD 1.50 5,120 1,750.00 2.93 3 25,699.00
6 Voltas 183 LYE 1.50 4,850 1,655.00 2.93 3 0.00
7 Lloyd LW19A3N 1.50 4,900 1,676.00 2.92 3 20,799.00
7 Voltas 183 DYA 1.50 4,805 1,646.00 2.92 3 24,099.00
7 Voltas 183 MYA 1.50 4,805 1,646.00 2.92 3 0.00
7 Voltas 183 MYE 1.50 4,810 1,647.00 2.92 3 23,999.00
8 Blue Star 3W18GA 1.50 4,900 1,685.00 2.91 3 25,699.00
8 Blue Star 3W18LB 1.50 5,030 1,730.00 2.91 3 27,500.00
8 Godrej GWC 18 TGZ 3 RWPT 1.50 4,850 1,667.00 2.91 3 0.00
8 Voltas 183 CYA 1.50 4,800 1,649.00 2.91 3 25,000.00
8 Voltas 183 LY 1.50 4,775 1,640.00 2.91 3 23,990.00
9 Koryo KWR18AO2S 1.50 5,255 1,831.00 2.87 2 0.00
10 Hitachi RAW218KUD 1.50 5,100 1,785.00 2.86 2 24,499.00


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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EERStar RatingPriceid
1 General AXGT24FHTA 2.00 6,300 2,140.00 2.94 3 0.00
1 Napoleon NAP24WHA 2.00 6,312 2,150.00 2.94 3 0.00
2 Blue Star 2W24LA 2.00 5,850 2,080.00 2.81 2 31,999.00
3 Hitachi RAV222HUD 2.00 6,160 2,200.00 2.80 2 38,795.00
4 Hitachi RAW222KVD 2.00 6,160 2,240.00 2.75 2 31,499.00
4 Voltas 242 DY 2.00 5,900 2,145.00 2.75 2 0.00
4 Voltas 242 LYE 2.00 5,900 2,145.00 2.75 2 28,499.00
5 Zamil ZW022X1CV1 2.00 6,100 2,421.00 2.52 1 31,076.00


Top Ten Hot and Cold Air Conditioners

 Click on a category button below to choose category.

Click To Expand: Hot and Cold (<= 1 Ton)

RankBrandModelTonnageEER Ratio (Cooling)EER Ratio (Heating)star_ratingPriceid
1 Daikin FTXR28KVMA 0.75 4.86 5.03 0 104,900.00
2 Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-EF25VEW 0.75 4.59 4.57 0 78,900.00
3 Daikin FTXG25JV1BA 0.75 4.46 4.36 0 86,900.00
4 Daikin FTXS25EVMA 0.75 4.17 4.10 0 39,988.00
5 Daikin FTXG35JV1BA 1.00 3.93 4.04 0 104,900.00
6 Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-EF35VEW 1.00 3.50 4.00 0 0.00
6 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK35ZMX- S 1.00 3.50 4.30 0 0.00
7 Daikin FTXS35EVMA 1.00 3.43 3.70 0 47,488.00
8 Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-HJ35VA 1.00 3.38 3.62 0 49,793.00
9 Panasonic CS-YE9PKY 0.75 3.29 3.64 0 35,500.00
10 Panasonic CS-YE12PKY 1.00 3.24 3.62 0 58,990.00


Click To Expand: Hot and Cold (1 Ton to 1.5 Ton)

RankBrandModelTonnageEER Ratio (Cooling)EER Ratio (Heating)star_ratingPriceid
1 Daikin FTXR42KVMA 1.20 3.93 4.34 0 126,900.00
2 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK50ZMX-S 1.50 3.85 4.41 0 0.00
3 General ASGG18LFCD 1.50 3.42 3.68 0 63,500.00
4 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK52HE-2 1.50 3.37 3.76 0 0.00
5 Daikin FTXR50KVMA 1.50 3.32 3.97 0 145,000.00
6 Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-EF42VEW 1.25 3.28 3.70 0 92,980.00
7 Daikin FTXS50FVMA 1.50 3.23 3.63 0 60,000.00
8 Daikin FTXG50JV1BA 1.40 3.21 3.63 0 119,900.00
8 Daikin FTYN50JXV1 1.50 3.21 3.54 0 46,599.00
8 Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-EF50VEW 1.50 3.21 3.71 0 113,900.00
9 Voltas 18HY 1.50 3.10 3.10 0 41,590.00
10 Panasonic CS-YE18PKY 1.50 3.01 3.41 0 51,000.00


Click To Expand: Hot and Cold (1.5 Ton to 2 Ton)

RankBrandModelTonnageEER Ratio (Cooling)EER Ratio (Heating)star_ratingPriceid
1 Lloyd LS24VIHC 2.00 3.33 3.35 0 47,599.00
2 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK71HE-2 2.00 3.31 3.83 0 0.00
3 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK60ZMX-S 1.80 3.26 4.07 0 70,790.00
4 Panasonic CS-YE24PKY 2.00 3.24 3.54 0 71,990.00
5 General ASGG24LFCD 2.00 3.23 3.61 0 74,500.00
6 Voltas 24HY 2.00 3.22 3.22 0 50,790.00
7 Daikin FTYN60JXV1 1.80 3.21 3.42 0 57,899.00
7 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK71ZM-S 2.00 3.21 3.62 0 0.00
8 Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-HJ71VA 2.00 3.05 3.32 0 0.00
9 Daikin FTXS60FVMA 1.80 3.03 3.43 0 68,700.00
10 Panasonic CS-UA24PKY 2.00 2.73 3.10 0 38,700.00


Here is a short video for tips to buy the best air conditioner in India

Here is a calculator for Sizing Air Conditioners in India

Select your city, dimensions of room, usage hours and sunlight checkboxes to get our recommendations. The inputs are on the left size and our recommendations on the right side. Also please note that these calculations are for a regular room in a house. If the room size is more than 400 sq ft then it would be better to call an engineer to do the evaluation.

Air Conditioner Sizing Calculator for India

(Note: This calculator is for a residential setup. It assumes a regular room with some furniture, basic appliances and 4 people in the room. Please do not use the numbers for a commercial setup.)

List of all Air Conditioners available in Indian market

If you did not find what you were looking for in the list above then you can look at the list of all air conditioners available in Indian market on this link: List of All Air Conditioners. This list is our basis of defining the top ten air conditioners above. In this list you can apply your own filters on brands, tonnage and star rating to get the most efficient ACs as per your choice.

FAQs on AC Buying:

1) What is the size of AC that I should buy for my room?

Size of an AC is a very important aspect that one should evaluate before buying an AC. Oversized AC can significantly increase electricity consumption while undersized may not cool properly. You can use the calculator given on the bottom of this page to evaluate your needs: AC Calculator Link

2) Which star rating would be good for me?

The choice of star rating depends on the hours that you use your AC for and the electricity tariffs in your area. Typically we do not recommend going for anything less than BEE 3 star rating. However your exact need can be evaluated using the calculator given on the bottom of this page: AC Calculator Link. You can input your daily and yearly consumption values and the calculator will suggest you the right star rating based on your use. It will also provide you approximate amount of money that you will pay for electricity if you choose a particular star rated AC. This can help you evaluate the benefit of a specific star rating.

3) What are Inverter ACs?

Inverter AC is the latest energy efficient (electricity saving) technology which is available in the market. It has the potential to save 30-60% electricity depending on your choice of the model. You can read more about Inverter ACs on this link: Air Conditioners with Inverter technology can help save electricity

4) I saw a BEE star rating for an Inverter AC. Is it valid?

BEE star rating was not available for inverter technology till the year 2015. But BEE has introduced star rating for inverter ACs in 2016. It is not a mandatory rating so it is not necessary for all manufacturers to get their AC model rated, but some have started using the same as many consumers believe in star ratings. The ratings will become mandatory in 3 years.

However, the rating standards for inverter ACs and fixed speed ACs are different. A BEE 3 star rated inverter AC will still be more efficient than a BEE 5 star rated fixed speed AC. But BEE 2 or 1 star rated inverter AC may not be as efficient as BEE 5 star rated fixed speed AC.

5) I have less use of AC, is Inverter AC still be better for me?

It all depends on your usage of AC and tariffs. If your usage is high and tariff is also high, then it will be much better to go for inverter AC. For e.g. in places like Mumbai where tariff is already Rs 11-12 per unit for last slab, even a decent nightly use for 3 summer months would be better off with an inverter AC than a regular AC. But then it depends on your usage and tariff.

6) My dealer tells me to buy a 3 star AC as Inverter AC is good only if I use it for 18 hours daily throughout the year. Is it true?

Most dealers are less equipped or trained on the technicalities and evaluation of ACs. Many a times they are not updated with latest information. Dealer training is one of the biggest challenges for energy efficiency. We would suggest that you use the calculator given on the bottom of this page to evaluate your needs: AC Calculator Link . You can see the numbers on right side of the calculator to see how much you will be paying for electricity if you go for a specific star rating.

7) Is it beneficial to go for a bigger tonnage AC? Will it cool better?

Not really. In fact bigger tonnage ACs consume much more electricity. And they overcool. So if you set temperature to 25 degrees in thermostat, it will make the room cooler than that (more on this link: Oversizing ACs). A right sized AC is far better than oversized or undersized AC.

8) Can I go for a smaller sized AC from what the calculator suggests me? Will it save electricity for me?

It is always better to right size an AC because oversizing increases electricity consumption and undersizing does not cool well. However undersizing can save electricity. Ideally sizing is done to assure that AC can cool well up to 25 degree centigrade. If you slightly undersize then it may cool only up to 27-28. And will save electricity as well. But then it cannot be equal to buying 1 ton AC when you need 1.5 ton (as that will be gross undersizing). It can be done if you buy 1 ton instead of 1.2 ton. Also sizing is done considering peak summer temperature in mind. If your usage is mostly at night (when temperature is much less) then you may consider buying an undersized AC as well.

Another situation where you can think of undersizing is if you plan to set up an AC in your living room which is huge. For a huge space cooling requirement is much high and if you try to rightsize the AC then you would need a huge AC. In such case you can undersize the AC and setup one close to the seating area (area where cool air is required). This will make sure that the seating area remains comfortable and you do not end up putting up a huge AC that can cost you a lot on electricity bills.

9) Which brand is good?

This is the most common question we get which is most difficult to answer. We have tried to answer this on our link: Which is the best brand to buy?. A lot of it is perception based on experience. However these are the brands that you will most likely find in our recommendations: Daikin, Hitachi, Sharp, Panasonic, General, Mitsubishi, Carrier, Blue Star, LG, Voltas, Samsung, Godrej. Not that other companies are bad, but these are top most. The only brands that we do not recommend to buy are the brands that used to be retailers and now have started selling ACs under their own brand names.

10) Which brand gives best service in my area?

This is again a very common question and extremely difficult to answer. Most of our analysis is purely technical based on the specifications of various models. Service levels depends on local service stations of various brands. It varies from city to city. Even within the city the service levels may vary. The best people to provide you suggestions regarding this are your local dealers and people who have used a particular brand.

11) What is EER? How can I use EER to compare ACs? How does EER of inverter AC compare to EER of other ACs?

EER or Energy Efficiency Ratio is a representation of how well an AC uses electricity. Higher the number, better the use of electricity by an AC. By no means is it a representation of actual electricity consumption. A 1 ton AC and 1.5 ton AC can have same EER but their electricity consumption will differ. And that is because 1.5 ton AC has to do more work than 1 ton AC. Same EER just means that they are equally good at using a unit of electricity.

However inverter technology is slightly different. Although usage of EER is not the right representation of an Inverter AC but many manufacturers do put the same for inverter ACs as well. If you want to do a right comparison then divide the EER of inverter AC by 0.8 (assuming it is just 20% more efficient than fixed speed AC .. however it can be more). So if you want to compare two ACs inverter and non inverter both of EER 3.3 then divide 3.3 by 0.8 to get comparison EER of inverter AC. Please note 20% is just pessimistic efficiency level for inverter AC. It can be more.

12) Is a lower EER of inverter AC better than higher EER of fixed speed AC?

FAQ no 11 above gives a good answer for this. In most cases even a lower EER of Inverter AC will be better than higher EER of BEE 5 star rated fixed speed AC. But still we recommend that you go for an inverter AC of EER 3.2 and above (at least).

13) I want to buy copper condenser but the model specification says it is pre-coated aluminium fins. Is it really copper?

To explain this, first let us explain types of condensers that are available in the market:

a) PFC (Parallel Flow Condenser) or Multi Jet which is all aluminium. It is highly energy efficient but if it fails it need to be replaced. Although they come with anti corrosion coatings, but still fixing the small multi channels in case of clogging is difficult. Manufacturers specifically mention PFC or Multi Jet. PFC will look like this: PFC

b) Coil and Fin type condenser, where coils are copper and fins are aluminium. Even in this the one with anti corrosion coating (also known as blue fin/gold fin) is better. Most brands have such type of condenser. You can ask the dealer to open the outdoor and indoor unit for you and you can check if it looks blue or not. Blue fin is the best for corrosion protection. Blue fin will look like this: blue_fin_condenser

Now it is not that copper cannot corrode. What is important is to select a condenser that has anti corrosion coating. So ask for a condenser with copper pipes and pre coated aluminium fin. Even if it is aluminium then it should be coated with corrosion protection. When an AC spec says that it has pre-coated aluminium fins it is a coil and fin type condenser which is copper.

14) I have a tight budget, should I go for a window AC?

Window ACs have efficiency levels 1 level lower than split ACs. So a BEE 5 star rated window AC is equivalent in efficiency to BEE 4 star rated split AC. The reason for the same is that manufacturers have started reducing number of window AC models and have started solely focussing on split ACs. Most of the new technology is available only in split ACs. In fact only BEE 5 star rating is available only in 1.5 ton window ACs. 1 and 2 ton window ACs do not have BEE 5 star rated options. And even the 5 star rated 1.5 ton window ACs are equivalent to BEE 4 star rated split ACs. So our recommendation is to go for a split AC. However, if you are really tight on budget and you need 1.5 ton AC then you can go for BEE 5 star rated window AC. But if you need 1 or 2 ton AC then better go with split AC.

15) Which refrigerant is environment friendly?

R410A, R32 & R290 are the most environment friendly refrigerants in ACs. R410A is non flammable, R32 is mildly flammable and R290 is highly flammable refrigerant. If you are planning to buy an AC with refrigerant that is flammable then we would recommend you to go for a good brand as better brands do take care of safety related issues with the refrigerants. For safe choice you can go with R410A. Daikin uses R32 but it is a very reliable brand.

16) Should I buy an AC online?

Depends a lot on who is the seller. These days online websites are marketplaces which means they are not the direct sellers. One of the biggest issue with online buying is to get right warranty and support from the brand. If the seller is an authorised seller, you will get warranty as well as support. If seller is not authorised then the same becomes extremely difficult. Although portals do claim to sell original products, but it is extremely important to check seller reviews and confirm if you will get warranty on product or not.

17) Do you have any specific suggestion for me based on my budget?

Our suggestions are mostly based on energy efficiency of the model and the top brands (as listed in FAQ 9). We do not recommend any specific brand because everyone has a different experience with a brand. Also the service levels of various brands differs at various locations (as stated in FAQ 10). In fact many people who visit review websites like mouthshut get negative reviews of almost every brand. The reason for the same is that it is practically impossible for any brand to satisfy each and every consumer. The best thing that we can suggest you is to look at the list of top brands above, choose the brand that you like (or get a good feedback on from local dealers), then select the most efficient model of your tonnage requirement from this list: http://bit.ly/OpE1JR. If you do not find that model in the market, then just go for the model with highest EER in your preferred brand and suggested star rating. 

18) What is the electricity consumption of a specific AC?

We have listed the power consumption of almost all ACs available in market on this link: http://bit.ly/OpE1JR. However, the number listed on this page is wattage of AC. To convert it into units per hour, you will have to divide the wattage by 1000 (so a 1450 W would convert to 1.45 units). Another point to note is that the actual consumption will not be just wattage divided by 1000. It will depend on temperature setting as well as various other factors. However, to get a ballpark  number just multiple the unit per hour value that you have got in previous step by 0.8 (for fixed speed AC assuming compressor runs for 80% of the time) and 0.64 (for inverter AC assuming inverter AC to be 20% more efficient than fixed speed AC). So if an AC is rated at 1450 W, then if it is fixed speed AC then its power consumption would be (1450/1000) * 0.8 = 1.16 units per hour and if it is inverter AC then it would be (1450/1000) * 0.64 = 0.928 units per hour. Please note that these are just approximate values and power consumption of AC depends on several factors listed on this page: Things that impact electricity consumption in air conditioners

19) Your calculator tells me a certain size for my room, is it correct?

The calculation by the calculator is absolutely correct as per our knowledge. We have put in all the knowledge that we have about AC sizing in this calculator. We will provide you the same number even if you ask us personally.

20) Is stabiliser required for my AC?

If there are huge voltage fluctuations in your area then you must go for a stabiliser for your AC. It is more important if you go for a fixed speed AC. Inverter ACs can handle voltage fluctuations much better, however they have electronics that are prone to damage in case there is power surge (sudden increase of current as it happens in case of short circuits). So Inverter ACs should be protected from surges. A surge guard should be good enough for inverter ACs. If you still feel that you should put a stabiliser for inverter AC then you should go for one with surge protection feature.

21) There is a significant price difference between a BEE 3 star rated AC and Inverter AC. Is Inverter AC really worth it?

Inverter ACs save much more electricity as compared to BEE 3 star rated ACs. They can save electricity even if you use AC for 1 hour. However what is important is to analyse how much money you can save by using inverter AC as compared to how much extra do you pay for buying it. The calculator on this link: AC Calculator Link can help you figure out the yearly electricity cost difference that you will incur if you go for a BEE 3 star rated AC as compared to Inverter AC. This can help you make a decision to go for right type of AC.

22) What is Bluefin/Gold Fin Technology? Is it copper?

As we have mentioned in FAQ 13 above, Blue Fin and Gold Fin both are copper. Please refer to that FAQ to understand more about technology. You can also refer to this link: Air Conditioners: Copper Coil vs Aluminium Coil

23) Which Air Filters are necessary for my use?

The reason air filters are required in an AC is because ACs are meant to cool closed spaces. ACs do not take air from outside (unlike air cooler), they just cool the indoor air and circulate it. If the room (where AC is installed) remains closed for a long time, the quality of air deteriorates. It can result in accumulation of bacteria. Air Filters help improve the quality of air. However, it is important only if the room remains closed for a long time. It may be helpful even if you use it for 8-10 hours at night. Various brands have different kind of filters. It is more of a safety feature. Not absolutely necessary but good to have. You can choose the one that you feel you need.

24) Will it be fine if I go for an Aluminium Condenser?

It is absolutely fine if you go for an aluminium condenser if your area is not hot and humid. Biggest problem with aluminium condenser is corrosion. If the environment is not corrosive then it will not fail. And in fact Aluminium Condensers have high energy efficiency as well. Brands l like Samsung that have aluminium PFC condenser provide good enough corrosion protection for the condensers as well. In fact Samsung gives warranty on condenser too. People in many places have been using ACs with PFC condenser since quite some time and they have not failed. Their chance of failure is high only if the environment is corrosive, otherwise they can be a great choice.

25) The models you have listed are not available in the stores. What do I do?

Our data collection is based on data from BEE and models listed by brands on their website. We also try to check if the models are available in online stores. But it is possible that those models are not available in physical stores. Stores typically keep only those models that sell more (not necessarily energy efficient). You can try contacting authorised dealers of the brand and if you do not find any model with them, then the best bet is to go for the most energy efficient model that you get from your selected brands. We try updating our database every 2-3 months but it is possible that some of the models that we have collected are either very new or even discontinued ones.

26) I have a shop/commercial establishment. Can you please help me buy an AC for that?

Sizing an Air Conditioner involves taking a lot of environmental factors into consideration. A whole lot of things impact sizing as we have listed on our article Things that impact electricity consumption in air conditioners. As far as residential setups are concerned, things that are kept in a room and environment can be standardised (as we have done for the calculator) or can be assumed. But it is extremely difficult to assume or standardise a commercial setup or shop. A shop may be filled with a lot of products, or a commercial establishment can have a whole lot of people seated in it or equipments installed in it. Everything impacts electricity consumption. Thus it is very hard for us to evaluate or calculate requirement for a shop or commercial establishment. In fact the calculator that we have may not work perfectly for shop/commercial establishments. It is always better to get technical evaluation done by engineers from a reputed brand. If you want to install AC for your shop/commercial establishment, the best thing to do is to call a dealer of a brand that you want to go for and ask them to send an engineer to evaluate.

27) How does Air Flow Rate (or Air Delivery) of AC impact cooling?

Air Flow is an important aspect for cooling a room. High Air Flow can result in cooling a larger area and even faster cooling. Air Flow depends on fan speed. In general if you keep high fan speed the air circulation would be more and thus air will cool faster. Increase air circulation also results in a farther reach of cooling. So if you have a choice then of for AC with higher air flow rate.

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  • Anubhab Roy

    Hi Abhishek, I am deciding on a split AC for my bedroom (120 sq ft) and have narrowed on 3 options – Hitachi 1.2 ton 5S RAU514HWDS, Carrier 1.5 ton 5S 18K Ester and LG 1.5 ton 5S LSA5NP5A. The prices are in the range 31k-34k. The ceiling of the room doesn’t get direct sunlight. What would be your suggestion? Are there any other models that you might suggest in the same price range? Thanks.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      If you have used the calculator above and it suggests you to go for 1.2 ton AC then I would say go for 1.2 ton AC. Oversizing the AC is not good for electricity consumption. You may get good 1.2 ton AC in Hitachi and Whirlpool only. Hitachi would be all copper.

    • Anubhab Roy

      Thanks a lot.

  • Pawan Kumar

    Hello Sir, I have installed O General split air conditioner 1.5 ton last month.Now from 2 or 3 days there is leakage of water from the gas pipe joint(Point where the gas pipe connects to the outdoor unit) of the outdoor unit. Please tell me it is normal or a fault. If it is fault then what should I do?

  • DIBYENDU DEY

    CONFUSED BETWEEN HITACHI RAU518AWEA INVERTER SPLIT AC – 1.5TR HITACHI KASHIKOI 5200i AND DAIKIN ATKM50 (5 STAR INVERTER AC TRAILBLAZER SERIES)

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Depends on which brand has better service in your area. Both are good brands. Hitachi Kashikoi has better energy efficiency numbers. I would suggest that you check with local dealers and users of these brands to find out quality of service of both these brands in your area and then make a decision. Specs wise, both are great ACs.

  • Prashant

    what it mean by 492.00 Kwh or 492 units of electricity consumption of air conditioner for 1600 hours.. what i understood is – this AC consumes 0.3075 units of electricity for 1 hour of operation. if i consider Rs. 7 / unit as electricity tariff, then running electricity cost of this AC would be Rs. 2.15/- per hour… is it so..then the consumption is close to ceiling fan..

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      The consumption of Ceiling Fan is much less. A ceiling fan would be 75-100 Watts max, which means in one hour it would consume 0.075 to 0.1 unit. It would be safer to say that it would be close to power consumption of an air cooler. However these numbers are in test conditions and your usage condition may vary. So it may be slightly more than that.

  • Barani M

    Hi Abhishek Jain, Thanks for the information shared in this site. I have bought Godrej 1.5 Ton inverter AC (GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG). It consumes about 4 to 5 units of electricity for 8 hours of continuous usage, with the temperature set at 26 degrees.

    The room is already at 30 degrees and insulation of the room is also good with moderate furniture. The room is approximately 160 Sqft. and also the tonnage calculator showed 1.5 Ton AC.

    Is the power consumption normal ? Or is it consuming more power?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      0.5 unit electricity in 1 hour for a 1.5 ton inverter AC is quite good. I do not think it is consuming more power.

  • Sharma Lalit

    Hey…
    I am little confuse between two model of ac’s hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I RAU518CWEA and godrej GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG which one is better in performance and energy consumption? Please help me to go for a better choice…

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hitachi Kashikoi 5400 i would be better choice.

  • Ramesh

    Hi Abhishek, I am in a place nearby Chennai, 25 km from sea.My room size is 13*18*9 and the calculator showed 2 Ton AC is needed.Please suggest me some inverter brand ACs from Hitachi, Mistsubhishi(Heavy or Electra) and o’general.Let me know if Hitachi or Mitsubhishi is best.Thank you.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      You can look at any of the Hitachi 2 ton inverter AC model (all are BEE 5 star rated) or Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GK24VA. Efficiency wise both are good. If ME has good service in your area, you can go for that. Else if it is not then go for Hitachi.

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  • vasu

    Could you explain me this one:
    DAIKIN Split air conditioner- FTKM50QRV16+RKM50QRV16- 4.69- 1.—ElectricityConsumption(kWh/year)- 825.37

    I get it except ElectricityConsumption(kWh/year)- 825.37; What it means?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      This means if you use the AC for 1600 hours in a year (round the year) it would consume 825.37 units of electricity. This calculation is done assuming standard room size and involving seasonal climate variation. It is just a representative number to compare ACs (as this is in test conditions). The testing conditions of various ACs remain the same and this data just gives a high level number of units an AC may consume. It can be more or less depending on your own setup and usage.

  • Rahul Iyer

    Hi Abhishek i’m interestedin purchasing an 1.5 ton inverter Ac
    If you have to choose between Daikin FTKM50RRV16 & Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i?Which one will you choose based on quality of the product?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Rahul,

      Both the models are good, the choice will depend on which brand provides better service in your area. Your local dealers and users of brands can suggest you which one has better service.

    • Nidhi

      Try Mitsubishi heavy industries ac, they covered more area and save electricity

  • Azhar Khan

    Hi, I’m Azhar Khan i have decided to buy a.c. but I’m confused which one to buy what should be the size. My room length is 18 ft breadth is 12 ft and height is 12 ft and our no. Of a.c. working hour is 15 and a.c. we will use 8 months. Our budget is 20K-30K. Suggest me i have to buy window a.c. or split a.c.

  • Shanu

    SEE ATTACHED PICTURE naksha of home. I have 20*50 =1000 sq ft home. only ground floor constructed. Home is south facing. and on back side of home (north) , open nallah drain is there. i live in kota rajasthan temp range in peak summer 40-48 C. i want to purchase AC for my bed room size 10*14=140 sq ft. Usage daily in summer (march to aug 6 months ) daily for 10 hours. with temp setting 24-26 C.
    Please suggest best AC. Budget within Rs 25000–40,000. 2 members normally sleep in room. power tariff Rs 5.70 per unit.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Shanu,

      There are lot of parameters that determine right size and right star rating for an AC. It will not be productive if I ask you all of them and then you reply and then I reply. I would strongly suggest that you look at Calculator, FAQ and list of top ACs on this link on our website: http://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

      It will help you choose the right size (tonnage), right star rating (inverter or non inverter) and right model/brand of AC for your room.

      You can also look at our database of all ACs available in market on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/research/list-air-conditioners-available-indian-market.html

      You can use the filters on the table on this page to filter out models as per your budget.

      As for brand, I would suggest that you look at our perception of various brands on this link:

      https://www.bijlibachao.com/general-tips/brand-analysis-which-is-the-best-brand-to-buy.html

      If you still have doubts, do let me know and I will certainly try to help you.

    • Shanu

      Dear abhishek.
      I have calculated that i need 1.5 t AC. I have a thought to purchase undersize 1.2 ton AC and run it at 25 C set point.
      then my AC will consume least energy. And then i wont need to purchase invertor AC.
      (A) another idea- how is keeping one bucket water in a room and then run AC. water evaporation will take place and keep room cool
      (B) what if i run cooler and AC simultaneously. will it reduce power bill.

      i have checked your database but it has lot of AC brands. pl help me to choose top5 options as per my need

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      If your room needs 1.5 ton and you put a 1.2 ton AC then the AC may not be able to cool the whole room in peak summer day time. At nights it should work perfectly fine. Even during the day it will not cool till 25, but 27-28 should be achievable (which is certainly quite comfortable).

      Both the ideas that you have mentioned would not work well. One of the objectives of air conditioning is dehumidification (or removing the water vapor from air). The two solutions are completely opposite of what an AC is supposed to do, and thus it will make the AC work harder.

      If you want 1.2 ton AC, then the only brands in which you can get one would be Hitachi, Whirlpool and Voltas.

  • Shaikh saba

    Hi Abhishek,
    We stay in Mumbai and are planing to buy 1 ton Ac.. our usage is daily throught night only so can u suggest us which will be best 5 star Ac or inverter and which co. We have seen Diakin, Panasonic and voltas..
    Please help me out coz one of my friend says 3 star also enough for us..
    But we are looking for some electricity bill saving …

  • Farhan

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am planning to buy 1.5 ton Inverter Split AC for my 150 square feet room. AC would be used 6-8 hours every day. Location is Kolkata. I am more inclined towards buying Daikin, but there are so many options available that I am confused.
    My priority is get an AC which has low electricity consumption and good cooling. Budget would be 40-50K. Please suggest some good models in this range. Any other good brand should also be fine.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Farhan,

      There are a lot of models that can fit in your criterion:

      Hitachi NEO 4200I (RAU418EWEAD)
      Hitachi ACE 4200I (RAU418EWEAS)
      Daikin ATKP50RRV16
      Daikin DTKP50RRV16
      Daikin FTKP50RRV16
      Hitachi NEO 3200I (RAU318EWEAD)
      Hitachi ACE 3200I (RAU318EWEAS)
      Daikin FTKM50QRV16
      Daikin ATKM50QRV16
      Daikin DTKM50QRV16
      Hitachi TOUSHI PRO 3200I (RAU318KWEA)
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT
      Sharp AH-X18PET
      Samsung AR18JV5HATQNNA
      Samsung AR18JV5NBWKNNA
      Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GK18VA
      Panasonic CS-TS18PKY
      Whirlpool FANTASIA INVERTER (1.5 T)
      Blue Star CNHW18CAF

      These are all from decent brands and ordered by efficiency.

  • Rahul Iyer

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am planning to buy a 1.5 ton inverter ac.I ‘m confused between Daikin FTKM and Hitachi 5200i .There was lot of negative talk about both these brands in my area.
    Is it safe to purchase any of these brands?
    If not please suggest me a energy efficient inverter ac from any other brand.
    Thank You

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Rahul,

      In general we have got positive feedback about Daikin. But if you do not hear good things about these brands in your local area, then you may look at others. Which brand is good in your area?

    • Rahul Iyer

      The store owners are suggesting me to go for Lg and i came to know they are recommending LG because of high commission.
      So if you were to choose a AC which one will you choose Daikin FTKM or KASHIKOI 5400i ?

  • Ravi

    Hi Abhishek,
    Im in mumbai. My room size is L-13, B-11, H-9.5feet. The AC calculator shows i will need a 1 ton AC. Can i go ahead with a 1 ton ac or i have options for a 1.2 ton ac. My usage is 15 hours daily for 11 months ie. 5000 hours in a year. Which 5 star inverter Split ac do you recommend.
    Ravi

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      You should go for the most efficient Inverter AC as you have super high consumption and tariffs in Mumbai are the highest in the country. You should go for Hitachi 5400/5300/5200 or Daikin FTKM/ATKM/DTKM or Mitsubishi Heavy SRK13YL-S ….. any of these would be good for you.

  • Rohan Patel

    Hi Abhishek, right now I’m planning to buy ac for me 120 sq feet office. daily usage is almost 6 to 8 hrs.no direct sunlight on any wall or roof.
    Please suggest me any ac for my room.

  • Ashutosh Kumar Mishra

    Hi Abhishek,

    Your input are always valuable in choosing the right AC .

    I am planning to buy 1.5 ton Inverter Split AC for my 150 to 200 sq ft room..i had the clear view to go for HITACHI RAU518CWEA(5400i).But when I went to the dealer for the same they actually proposed me to go for the same with an additional and best option as to choose DAIKIN ATF50RRV161 over Hitachi.

    HITACHI RAU518CWEA(5400i) – Rs 59000/- (including all)

    DAIKIN ATF50RRV161- Rs 43500/-(including all)

    Can you please suggest me if I will go for Hitachi one or Daikin.i am really confused.as I am not getting any detail about the DAIKIN ATF50RRV161

    in web.
    I am also preferring an AC with Both COOL and HOT Air throw.
    Waiting for your reply.
    Regards
    Ashutosh

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Daikin ATF50 is not an inverter AC. It is a non inverter BEE 5 star rated AC. The hitachi model you are looking at is BEE 5 star rated inverter AC. There is a great lot of difference between the two. Hitachi BEE 5 star rated inverter AC will be far more energy efficient than Daikin ATF ….

      By the way do make sure that you use the calculator above to get the right size (tonnage) for your room. Depending on your city, 1.5 ton inverter AC may turn out small for your room (150-200 sq ft) and then you will feel that it is not cooling quick enough.

    • Ashutosh Kumar Mishra

      Hi Abhishekh,

      Thanks for your valuable input

      I have used the calculator …it gives me option to choose the 1 ton BEE 3star one.
      my room is 121 sq ft with roof height is10 feet and here in Kolkata the per unit charge of electricity is 6 to 7 rupess .two side walls are exposed to sunlight .so I think the HITACHI RAU518CWEA(5400i) inverter cooling ac will be the better option for me ..if I shift to any other flat of bigger room size as well.

      hot and cold acs will not be better chosen option for Kolkata at least :)…

      Please suggest. Waiting for your reply.

      Thanks & Regards

      Ashutosh

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i is the most energy efficient option out there in the market. If you want to go for it then nothing like it. It will be good for your room and can also fit in if you go for a slightly bigger sized room as well.

    • Ashutosh Kumar Mishra

      Thank you Very Much Abhishek,,You are the best …:)

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      By the way, both the models that you are looking at are regular cooling only ACs. They are NOT hot and cold ACs.

  • vikas

    hello i want to know about portable AC are they worth buying.What is power consumption ?
    Thanks

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Portable ACs that I have seen are not very energy efficient. Power consumption will be mentioned on the model specs.

  • himanshu shah

    Hello Mr. Abishek,I have read your all comments,one thing is very clear that compressor ideal running time is 9 minutes,can we assume temperature difference of out side & inside for ideal compressor running time

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      It will depend a lot on the tonnage of the AC and sizing for your room. If your room needs 1 ton cooling and you put a 1.5 ton AC, then for 9 minutes running time, the temperature difference has to be high, so you will have to keep the temperature quite low to get 9 minutes running time. Ideally for a right sized AC (ideal tonnage for the room), the ideal temperature should be 25 degrees.

    • himanshu shah

      Thanks for your valuable suggestion,now My 1st floor bed room is 14*14*10(Above bedroom is terrace) & i have lloyd 1.5 tonn LS19A3LX and i am using only in night so what is my comfort tempreture & how can i save power,AS present i keep 29 degrees,it is good for compressor ideal running or not,please suggest

    • himanshu shah

      Thanks for your valuable suggestion,now My 1st floor bed room is 14*14*10(Above bedroom is terrace) & i have lloyd 1.5 tonn LS19A3LX and i am using only in night so what is my comfort tempreture & how can i save power,AS present i keep 29 degrees,it is good for compressor ideal running or not,please suggest.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      1.5 ton sounds a bit undersized for 14*14 room. If you are finding it comfortable at 29 degrees then it should certainly save you a lot of power. If the compressor is running for less than 3 mins, then it may not be good for the AC. But I doubt that it would be happening like that. Just check it out.

    • himanshu shah

      As mention i would like to know that when AC start, that time compressor has to run for approx 9 minutes but when once desired temperature achieved in room ,After that compressor on/ off cycle time is lower ,Is there any problem

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Shah,

      As I already mentioned, if the time for which the compressor runs is less than 3 minutes, it is not good for the AC. Be it for any cycle (first or next) ….. short cycling is not good for life of compressor.

    • himanshu shah

      Thanks for very needful information & easily explained metter

  • SUNILKUMAR SALAM

    Hi, Could you please review the latest Samsung inverter split AC AR12KV5HATQXNA. for both 1 Ton and1.5 Ton. Thanks and regards.

  • Ram

    Hello Abishek
    I am looking to buy a 1.5 Ton Inverter split A/C.My requirements are low power consumption and fast cooling.I am also very particular about build quality especially the out door unit-the quality of fins etc as I live in a corrosive atmosphere near the coast.I had shortlisted 4 a/c’s
    1.O General ASGA 18JCC
    2.Hitachi 5400i(RAU518CWEA)
    3.Daikin FTKM50QRV16
    6.Mitsubishi MS-GK18VA
    I was so conviced about the Daikin(5.8A) and the Hitach(6.3A) but I am still leaning towards O general just because of the robust build and ruggedness of its components.
    I am now confused and request you to help me with my decision.
    You guys are really doing a great job in this forum as it really helped me in my research and thanks for the same
    Ram

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Ram,

      General is a robust brand with great ACs. So the only condition where I would suggest the Hitachi and Daikin models over it would be if your usage of AC is quite high …. let’s say above 2300-2400 hrs a year …. if it is lesser than that then the General model would be great for you. It’s EER is 3.51, so if General gets a star rating for it, then it would be BEE 4 star rated inverter AC. In most cases that kind of EER would be good enough, unless your usage is extremely high that you need the most efficient Inverter AC.

  • rkg

    hi Abhishek-been a follower of bijlibachao for years and have found it really useful- bought 6 superfans for our new house and am in touch with the oorjan guys for solar as well. I have read through most of your posts and been through the calculators but would appreciate some advice.
    I live in Bangalore in a row house. I am planning an AC for 3 rooms all of which are have a flat open terrace roof (though i have white tiles on them as per your reccomendation). Two are bedrooms to be used mainly at night and one is a home theatre room for occasional use on weekends and couple of hours in the evenings/night. One of the bedrooms is 18x15x10 ft and the other two rooms are approx 14x14x10 each.
    The calculator suggests a 3star AC for all rooms( 2 ton and 1.5t x2) and i am OK with that but am also contemplating a solar system of 3-5 KWA, if that were the case would i need to make a different choice if i were to hope to run any AC on the solar?
    For the present i was considering buying two Samsung 1.5T ACs (bcos of their longer warranty periods, inbuilt voltage stabiliser) and also a Hitachi 1.5 T star (display model HITACHI rau318evd/2015 bcos its heavily discounted). The budget isnt a major issue though of course i do want the best efficiency for my money and would consider investing more into the solar power system than the ac if it is more cost effective.
    Given that my usage wouldn’t be very much in Bangalore weather but looking at the possible solar scenario-would you suggest i need to consider a 5 star or inverter ac or am i ok with the 3star and would also appreciate any suggestions regarding the choice of brand and tonnage.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi rkg,

      Inverter technology air conditioners are the best suited for use with solar power. The reason being that they do not need high starting current. Regular non inverter ACs need high starting current (2-3 times more than regular running current) which increases the size of inverters (although these days several inverters can handle initial surge current).

      A lot also depends on the type of Solar PV system you go for. If you go for a grid connected (net metered) connection, then the grid can provide the initial surge current to start the ACs, the rest running current can be got from solar. But if you are going for an off grid system then you either need an inverter that can handle surge current or go for bigger inverter.

      Another point is that if you want to run AC completely on Solar, then Inverter AC makes more sense also because it uses less electricity, which means you decrease the number of batteries, or your decrease the size of solar PV that generates electricity. A non inverter AC would consume lot more electricity which will make you increase the size of Solar PV.

      The suggestion of star rating from the calculator is assuming that you are running AC from the power from the grid. The dynamics change when you bring in solar. By the way if you have 3 rooms, then you may also think of multi inverter AC that can have 3 indoor unit and one outdoor unit. But then I think it will turn out slightly costlier than having 3 separate units. Check with Daikin and Sharp, they have multi inverter ACs.

    • rkg

      Thanks for your reply Abhishek- it was most helpful.
      Since i hope to have a grid connected system and my AC usage in Bangalore isnt likely to be very much over the year i decided to stick with a 3 star rated ac. Unfortunately the layout of the house doesnt permit a multi inverter ac.I eventually bought a Hitachi (RAU 318EVD) and two Samsungs.
      I found it interesting how ACs specified as 1.5 T still have a significant variation in their cooling capacity from 4600 to 5400 W – should we not be looking at the capacity a bit more closely while selecting the AC- what do you think?
      Once again many thanks and regards

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Well there is actual cooling capacity and then there is marketing cooling capacity. Technically 1.5 ton is 5256 watts. But then 1.5 ton is marketing capacity. Everything above 1.3 and below 1.6 is rounded to 1.5. In fact most 2 ton ACs available in market are actually 1.7 or 1.8 tons. Yes you should certainly look at cooling capacity as higher cooling capacity can cool faster. But then higher cooling capacity can also increase electricity consumption. But there are too many things to take care that sometimes it is just easy to look at marketing capacity.

  • Anil Parmar

    dear abhi i want to buy ac but confuse so ple tell me which ac i buy for this two brand
    my room is 130 sq ft.
    i want planning to voltas 1.2 ton 155cy 5star
    Lloyd LS19A3LX 1.5 Tons 3 Star

    i am confuse so ple tell me which one is good for me power consume saving

    voltas power consume 1126 watt 5 amp
    lloyed power consume 5100 watt 7 amp
    so ple replay me..
    thank you
    my email is
    [email protected]

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Anil,

      Lloyd’s 5100 Watts is its cooling capacity not it’s power consumption. Cooling capacity and power consumption are different. Still I would say going for Voltas BEE 5 star rated model would be better.

    • Anil Parmar

      sory sir
      voltas power consume is 1126 walt
      lloyed power consume is1600 watt
      so which is best?
      ple replay

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Voltas would be better.

    • Devendar Singh

      if you consider carrier Duraedge 1.5 TR 3 star Power Consumption is lowest i.e 1522 watts
      Ampere -6.6

    • Anil Parmar

      hello
      if power consum is A brand 1100 w
      and B brand 1600 w
      so which is best?
      for seving power?
      ple replay

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Model that consumes lower wattage would be more power saving.

  • Yeshwant Shah

    Hi Abhishek,
    I almost zeroed in DAIKIN FTKM 50QRV16, but the dealer told me to refrain from Daikin stating that they are no more imported units instead they are getting assembled in India using Chinese kits. Also told that there are many complaints with product now a days due to Indian manufacturing. Is it so?.
    Is FTKM 50RRV16 better than QRV16?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      I do not think Daikin has any major quality problems. Most of the people I know who have bought Daikin in last 3-4 years have been quite happy with it. But yes they are now manufactured in India. Same is for Hitachi or Sharp. Any brand that wants to go big in India will have to manufacture in India. Otherwise you will have to go for brands with lesser market presence (like Mitsubishi, General, etc) that are good, but then they are limited (not as big as Hitachi or LG or Samsung).

  • Sam

    Hi Abhishek,
    I have been reading discussions and searching for appropriate machine for four rooms as of now. Two rooms are Immediate and two need some infrastructure to reduce the heat and volume as he rooms are very large and it is becoming un-affordable to enter in as it is condition.
    Location : Pune
    FIRST ROOM (Bedroom) 14’x14′ and ht 10′. 35% window on southern wall and 30% window on Eastern Wall. Room is on the south side of house, hence no sun on southern walls in summer, but morning sun remains for about 4 hours. Not likely to use in the day, but occasional use on afternoons. As it is a room on first floor and has a terrace to east and terrace above, POOR ventilation, from Feb to Sept, it gets humid, hot and unbearable.
    More often, we would use in the night only. Hence, the concrete slab of 1.5′ and walls of 14″ pack a lot of heat which does not escape even till sunrise the next day, no matter what we try doing by circulating cool outside air of 22-25 degrees.
    The use would be for almost 8 months @ 6 hrs each night (average).
    Keeping the operating cost in mind, a Split Inverter technology looks good.
    I noticed Mitsubhishi, Hitachi and Daikin make the best technology choice, though in places you also suggested Samsung for a price tag.
    I narrowed on Mitsubhishi, coz tey are a more robust and well established company in India. Daikin could be struggling to remain relevant. Hitachi has limited presence though they have reasons to perform since there is no inventory of other products with them. Also, if Daikin packs up tomorrow with little or not much at stake, chances are that reliance on others would make matters difficult.
    I am convinced I need copper condenser / coil, and strong anti-corrosion properties. Good filters, low on maintenance, allowing user maintenance most of the time.

    SECOND ROOM (Study/ Library) 12’x14′ and height 13′ on ground floor. Terrance on top of it is covered with clay tiles and plenty of breeze that keeps heat away. It has poor cross ventilation and during dry summers we need to keep windows open and take the dust in from the westerlies. The room is in North-west, but no sun rays reach the windows or walls in north. It has a closed veranda in West. Room remains cool and comfortable in dry summers BUT when humid, it is not at all comfortable. I look at a 0.75 – 0.8 ton split Inverter for this room.

    Your guidance in brand, features and capacity are needed.

    Thank you
    Sam

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Sam,

      Mitsubishi ACs are really good and you can certainly go for them. You can check the right size of AC using the calculator given above. I guess 1.5 ton should work for the 1st room, but would suggest 1 ton at least for the 2nd room to be on safer side (the calculator will surely suggest more but then you say that the room mostly remains cool, and that is why I think 1 ton may work). Looking at electricity tariffs in Maharashtra, I mostly suggest people to go for inverter ACs in Maharashtra (unless the usage is really less). So I think Mitsubishi Inverter Acs would be good for you.

    • Sam

      Hi Abhishek,
      My wife and I visited one of the prominent stores which makes fast sales and items usually move quickly (Vijay Sales). However, I noticed that Vijay manages to makes fast sales because they often bring in out-going models with discounts. My experience with TV, Washing Machine (Siemens) and Dish Washer (Siemens) were consistent with this observations and hence I had been making stronger bargains. Today, I noticed all the models of the reliable brands (Diakin, Hitachi, Mithsubishi Electric, etc), were old or about to be phased out. They did not have Mitsubhishi Heavy and fortunately, the Indian Sales company had its outlet just across the road. We dropped into the place to find ourselves well attended and professionally led into the machines details. WE FOUND THEIR MACHINES WERE THE CHEAPEST.
      Since my wife too was prodding for a 1 Ton Inverter for second room and a 1.2 Ton Inverter appearing to be good for first room, the owner of the shop asked us for an appointment for tomorrow (04 June), to make a first hand assessment and then after his recommendation, we were to take a call.
      You are bang-on the spot when you pointed at Maharashtra tariffs, which was also appraised by the Mitshubhishi outlet for Maharashtra and in any case, with the trend towards saving and improving efficiency, the govt too could be penalising buyers of low EER in days to come right from the manufacturers end.
      These machines are fully imported. Nothing Indian. This owner’s family has been in cooling systems for three generations and once manufacturers of spares, assembled window and cold storage systems. He recently gave up Daikin, Hitachi, Loyyd, Career and now exclusive for MH.
      If I had not read here on your blog about Mitshubhishi Heavy and its standing, I would not have gone reading about the differences. Since I was not the kind who went for low cost solutions, I would not have been writing here.
      Currently in Inverter, they offer 0.8, 1.2 and 1.6. The 0.8 has not been replenished since last Diwali. There are higher capacity machines also in “cooling Only” and many in “Hot & Cold”. Though they have plenty in 5 – 3 Star, I see where your concern also comes in sticking with Inverter. The MH guy, you and I are on same page as for the Category.
      More update as I go through the assessment by the enggr tomorrow.

      Thanks Again
      Sam

  • nimesh

    Hi
    im from mumbai & Room Size is 9X9 (Mitsubishi Electric’s MS-GK10VA) is good option ?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Should work well. However, you may consider inverter AC as well. In 0.75 ton inverter ACs are not much expensive as compared to fixed speed ACs.

  • Vinay

    Dear abhishek
    What will be difference in electricity consumption of refrigerant R 410a and r22(1 ton Windows AC)
    In Hitachi there is no model of refregerent R410 a window AC, should I go for other brand.
    What is your opinion on blue star and vestar?
    I m much confused in buying 1 ton window AC.
    Pls guide

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Refrigerant is not the only thing that impacts electricity consumption. There are multiple factors. You need to look at EER or the AC which is mentioned on the BEE label on the AC. Higher the EER better the electricity consumption.

      Manufacturers are hardly improving window ACs as they are trying to phase them out. There is NO window AC of 1 ton which is energy efficient. Amongst Blue Star and VeStar I would say Blue Star is better.

      Hitachi RAW511KUD would be the most energy efficient 1 ton Window AC. However even then it is equivalent to BEE 4 star split AC. The next efficient LG LWA3GW5A and Blue Star 5W12GA are equivalent to BEE 3 star rated split AC.

  • Vinay barwal

    Dear team,
    Want to purchase window AC of capacity 1 ton having refrigerant Suva 410 a.can u please suggest the brand name with model having this feature.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      These models have R410A in 1 ton window:

      Godrej GWC 12 TGZ 3 RWPT
      Lloyd LW12A3F9
      Lloyd LW12A3Z
      Onida WA122FLT
      Onida WA123FLT

  • Nishant Agrawal

    Hi Abhishek,

    My room size is 14*11.5 and height is 10.5 feet. My daily uses is more than 16 hours. I live in Jaipur Rajasthan. Here, day temperature is around 46 degree and in night around 37 degree. So I am thinking to by Inverter 1.5 ton AC but there are few reviews about on net about inverter AC. I am thinking to buy Hitachi 5300i, Dakin FTKM series,. Which AC is good? Also, you mentioned there is some noise problem with Hitachi. Is it with this model also?

    Apart it, can you provide some other option like LG, Samusng. Shall I go with these ones? Budget is no problem with me.

    I also checked O general and Mitshibishi. There are lot of good and bad comments for each product. I am totally confused now. Can you please help me to take decision.

    Also, can you please comment on their customer service also?

    Thanks,
    Nishant

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Nishant,

      The other day I was talking to my wife and she was praising customer service of whirlpool, but when I opened Bijli Bachao, I got a comment from someone cursing Whirlpool’s customer service. A few days back we had a horrible experience with a Samsung customer service engineer and many people praised Samsung.

      Truly, customer service is very person dependent. The engineer who comes to your house has to be good. If he turns out to be good, you feel that the customer service is good. But if he turns out to be bad, you feel that the customer service is bad. It is so subjective!!!

      Now if I tell you that you should go for Whirlpool, because I had a great experience with it, but then the customer service center in your city is bad, then you would not like Whirlpool and would wonder, why Abhishek suggested me to go for Whirlpool.

      Believe me, if you go by feedback online you will certainly come back confused. The best feedback you can get is from local people: dealers and people who have used a brand. Because they know how the service center in your area is.

      NO one on internet can tell you that service of a brand is good or not in your area.

      From a make perspective I can say Hitachi, Daikin, General and Mitsubishi all are great. Even LG and Samsung are quite good, the only thing is that Daikin’s only business is in Air Conditioners. Hitachi is only in making cooling systems. Their life revolves around cooling systems and they are specialists in making cooling systems. LG and Samsung are more generalist with focus on so many different categories.

      I mentioned about noise problem in Hitachi because we have received several comments about the same. And actually I also own a Hitachi and its outdoor unit does sound loud (although for me it is not a problem at all because it is installed outside my living room). Indoor unit that I have is quite. I would not say that all models would be that bad, may be some people may have had some issues with some models.

      Daikin is one brand for which I have not got much complaints till date (I would not say no complaints but yes not too many). And it has really high efficiency models. Same goes for Mitsubishi. Both Daikin and Mitsubishi have high efficiency models and we have got less complaints about both.

      Do let me know if you want to go for LG or Samsung. I can suggest some high efficiency models in both of them as well. Mitsubishi and Hitachi may be expensive. LG and Samsung offer good quality at affordable price.

    • Nishant Agrawal

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for your valuable suggestion. It completely changed my mind. I decided to go for Hitachi or Daikin. I visited many dealers but all are suggested to go for Daikin because it has manufacturing unit in Neemrana but in case of Hitachi, if any part needs to replaced, it will take time as it does not have any manufacturing unit in India. Can you please let me know is it true?

      Apart it, What is difference betweek Daikin FTKP series and FTKM series. My main concern is more power saving as I’ll use AC for almost 23-24 hours.

      We fitted AC copper fitting inside wall in my home at the time of construction (5 years ago). One dealer told me it will not work in inverter ac as it requires thick pipe than a 5 star rating ac. So he suggested me to go for 5 star ac. But one dealer told me this is not true; Inverter ac does not have any special requirement for copper pipe. Just need to check cracks. Can you please tell who is correct?

      Please suggest.

      Thanks,
      Nishant

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Both Hitachi and Daikin are now manufactured in India.

      FTKM is more energy saving than FTKP. If your usage is 24 hours, then go for FTKM series.

      Also every AC has a specified dimension for copper pipe. There are standards for it, and typically higher tonnage ACs need more cross sectional area as compared to lower tonnage ACs. You need to check the specifications of the model you are buying and then make sure that it matches with what you have fitted in. If it does not then you will either have to change piping, or go for a different AC.

      For 24 hours usage, the most efficient inverter AC is a must.

    • Nishant Agrawal

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for replying back. FTKM is not available in my city. So, can you please let me know how much difference it will create on electricity bill if I go for FTKP for 24 hours? Also, is cooling capacity same for both models?

      Or Shall I look for another brand like Hitachi 5300i?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Nishant,

      If Hitachi has better service in your area then you should go for Hitachi 5300i, or even Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have highly energy efficient models. The difference between FTKM and FTKP would be about 0.07 units per hour. So in 24 hours it would mean about 1.7 units of electricity in a day. In a month that would be about 50 to 55 units.

  • Vinay Arora

    Dear Abhishek.

    I am planning to buy 1.5 ton a/c with 5 star rating as my room size is around 170 sq ft. I am ready to shell out up to 40k. I searched the market but ended up confusing myself. I am not able to choose particular brand. I am confused between brands like Samsung, LG and Panasonic.
    Model which I finally seleted are –
    samsung – AR18KC5UDMC
    Panasonic – CS-XC18SKY, CS-SC18RKY
    LG – L nova plus series.

    Any other brand as per your suggestions.

    Since I am resident of Jodhpur City, Rajasthan where temperature remains around 45 degree Celsius, i am actually looking for an ac which gives better cooling effect.

  • rkunal13

    Please find attached my Flat map (Top Floor). If I install 1.5 ton DAIKIN A/C on my North Side wall of Bedroom whether the AC flow will reach to Hall I will keep open my Bedroom Door.
    Please provide your suggestion

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Rkunal13,

      AC does not work like air cooler. It does not have high air flow like cooler. In fact it is not meant to be used like that. Ideally for a 9×9 room you should go for a smaller AC and separate AC for living room. Your AC will consume a lot of electricity if you keep the door open. The air will not reach the hall.

    • rkunal13

      Thanks… I was planning to buy Daikin AC however dealer told me to go for Hitachi (RAU518HUD) because in last month dealer had received 02 complaints for Daikin AC (spare parts faulty) and support from Daikin’s end were not good. Is Hitachi is good buy ?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Rkunal13,

      We have had more positive reviews for Daikin than Hitachi. Both are premium brands.

  • Manu

    Dear Abhishek,
    I am from Pondicherry which is hot and humid throughout the year.
    I have a cabin which is 14ft (l)x14ft (b)x9ft (ht) of which two sides are aluminum partitioned with bison board (2/3rd portion) and glass (1/3rd portion). The roof of the partition is made with bison board.
    According to your calculator, I could only choose the size of the room but not the material of construction of the room.
    With the given size, the calculator recommended me to go for 1.5ton AC either with inverter type of regular type.
    But since there are bison board and glass in the room, will that 1.5ton be enough or shall I go for a higher tonnage ?
    Thanks,

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      If the cabin gets too hot then you may have to go for higher tonnage. The calculations are for regular concrete.

    • manu

      Thank you Abhishek.

      Yes, the cabin gets very hot. so we are deciding to go for 2 ton AC with copper coil for which there are not many options here.

      The available options are
      Daikin 2 Ton 4 star or 3 star and Carrier 5 star whereas other options are out of our budget range.

      We found that the power input for Daikin 4 star is 1888W and 3 star is 1970W where as carrier 2T, 5 star is 1665 W.

      We would like to use the AC for max 4 hours and for 12 months. So total hours of use per year is roughly 1500 hrs.

      Could you please let me know whether it is the right way to calculate the energy savings per year as follows or do we have to take anything else into the calculation below ?

      Daikin 4 star compared to Carrier 2T, 5 star : (1888-1665)*1500*unit price

      Thanks,
      Mano

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Your usage of AC is high and I would suggest going for BEE 5 star rated AC. So Carrier 2T would be better. Although it is extremely difficult to get the exact calculations for AC because electricity consumption depends on the setup and climate, but a very high level (assuming AC is right sized), power consumption of 1665 W AC would be 1665 x 0.8 (assuming compressor runs for 80% of the time) x 1500 divided by 1000 = 1998 units. Then you can multiply that by the cost to get the cost of running. But then this is a very high level estimate.

  • rkunal13

    Abhishek
    The only difference between Daikin FTC50QRV16 and DTC50QRV16 is Coanda Airflow, whether this feature is worth ? The dealer in my area donot have FTC model and offer me DTC model for 32.5K

    2) My usage would be 5-6 hrs for 06 months so should I opt for 1.5 ton 5 Star model instead of 3 star ? Ready to pay more now so that next 5-7 year I will recover this. Need your advice

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Well the difference between premium brand and cheaper brand is that the cheaper brand will derate faster. From derating I mean, its performance will go down faster. A premium brand will derate at a much lower rate (all machines derate). So if you go for a cheap BEE 5 star rated AC then after a few years its performance would be as good as BEE 3 star rated AC from premium brand. But then all depends on how much are you ready to pay.

      Coanda Airflow is meant to provide better spread and flow of air across the room. The feature is good but not necessary, but it truly depends on if you are ready to pay for it.

    • rkunal13

      Thanks Abhishek

  • பிரகாஷ் சுப்ரமணியம்

    Hi Abhi,

    We are staying in top floor and our bed room faces sunlight !! Using Panasonic 1.5 inverter ac !! Need ur guidance to reduce electricity consumption!!

  • nishant

    Hi Abhishek,
    I’m plan to buy Split ac 1 ton 5 star and my budget is <30K for home. Which ac i'll purchase. Help me asap

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Yo may look at any of these:

      Lloyd LS13A5LK
      Lloyd LS13A5LX
      Lg LSA3NP5A
      Voltas 125 PY
      Lloyd LS13A5SN
      Whirlpool 3D COOL PLT V

    • rkunal13

      Hi Abhishek…. Lloyd is good brand ? how is cooling

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Lloyd is a decent economy brand. Not among the premium brands, but a decent one amongst Indian brands.

    • rkunal13

      can Lloyd compete with DAIKIN ? I am planning to buy my first ac

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Daikin is a much better brand than Lloyd.

  • Ashish

    Hi Abhishek,

    Really appreciate your quick responses and you have surely help loads of customers arriving at a decision – reading your blog.
    Here’s my query..
    I have to buy a 1.5 Tonne Split Air conditioner (my room is on first floor with specs: 15*12*10).
    I am replacing my current window 1.5 Tonne Carrier A/c (9 years old)

    Key Concerns :
    1. High Corrosion in my area – To go for Alloy based condenser like that offered by LG/Samsung or Voltas (Copper + Anti Rust coating like blue fin)
    i stay in Noida and there is a Huge Open Nallah which flows next to our sector – and as a result has high corrosion impact on ACs. Impact is such that every year there is gas leakage in all my 3 A/cs and have to get its gas refilled evey season.

    I am looking at following options:
    1. LG (Multi Flow condensor with anti rust coating) – brochure claims no galvanic corrosion – Comes with 5 year warranty on condensor and refilling of gas as well
    2. Samsung (Micro Jet Plus Condensor – with 5 year warranty + Anti Corrosion with Durafin)- Claims works in Salty environment
    Both their dealers are recommending MFC for our kind of area. If I have to go for MFC – then Samsung or LG – which one would be better ?
    &
    3. Voltas A/c (which has copper condenser – with blue fin coating) – This is the kind of coating which has been recommended in your blog – so came the confusion – Besides, there is one year warranty on condenser only.
    So pls clear confusion – and suggest which one to go for. I am ok with any of these 3 brands as mentioned above – but really look forward to your technical correct insights/suggestions.

    b) 3 Star or 5 star
    My usage is appx. 8-10 hours a day for 6-7 months in a year
    Should I go for 5 star or a 3 star rated?

    Looking for early response – have to make the purchase this week.
    Best Regards,
    Ashish

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Ashish,

      For a corrosive environment, I would recommend going for 100% copper heat exchanger with corrosion protection (blue fin or gold fin). Now Voltas does not have 100% corrosion protection for many of its models. I would say go for Daikin or Mitsubishi (Heavy or Electric).

      As for star rating, I would suggest that you use the calculator above to check the right star rating. I think your usage is high so a BEE 5 star or inverter tech AC would be better.

  • Ramneek

    Hi Abhishek,

    Hope you are doing good.

    I have a room size 11X13 at 17 floor, I want to buy an AC for my room, can you please guide me which AC should I buy , from flipkart I checked Hitachi 1.2 ton (RAU514HWDS) and Godrej 1.5 ton(GSC 18 FGA5 WOG) or Carrier 1.5 ton (18K Ester 5 Star), please guide me which one should I buy in view of cooling and electricity consumption.

    Thanks
    Ramneek
    9899857598

  • ankit gupta

    Hi Abhishek

    I am planning to buy a 1.5 ton split AC and found Godrej NXW GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG, but I have some doubts on this AC that it has PFC Condensor (I don’t know abt PFC, Is it better than coppar?). Please tell me some more knowledge on this AC.

    and please tell me some more brands (other than inverter ) which are good in energy saving as well as in cooling.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Godrej NXW has aluminium PFC condenser. Hitachi, Daikin, Mitsubishi (Heavy and Electric), General, Panasonic are some good brands that have efficient models.

    • ankit gupta

      How about the Hitachi 1.5 Ton 5 Star Zunoh 5200f RAU518AVD Split AC. Is this AC is worth buying? some sites showing it is Hitachi Zunoh 200f RAU518AVD and some showing Hitachi Zunoh 5200f RAU518AVD , Is this both are same or different?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      HI Ankit,

      Here is my opinion on Hitachi: Great make, durable and highly energy efficient. However we have received several complaints on their service (from several cities) and noise. However service is very location specific and if you are lucky you get a good engineer, but if you are not then the experience can be horrible. And this is with any brand. Best is to take feedback from local people.

      As for Hitachi Zunoh: there is a 5 star variant and 3 star variant. So there is a 5200 and 3200.

  • CA Ravi Kalra

    Hi Abhishek,

    I shortlisted Hitachi 1.5 Tons 3 Star Split AC Copper (RAU318HWDS) at Rs. 34,489 from Flipkart. Additionally I will get Rs.2000 cashback from Citi Bank Card. Tell me does this AC is worth Buying. Please guide me in taking right decision.

    Thanks

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      You may certainly go for it.

  • CA Ravi Kalra

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am planning to buy a Window AC for my Ground floor Bed room size of 25X9Ft. I am looking for 1 ton 3 Star. I just Saw Voltas 1 Tons 3 Star Window AC White(123LY). Let me know does it worth to buy that AC or I have to look for another Option. I have one more doubt in my mind regarding cooper coil in Hitachi, Daikin and OG. Does this Voltas AC having any cooper coil. Basically I would like to understand the concept of cooper coil.

    Waiting for your quick response.

    Thanks

    Ravi Kalra

    9999964967

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Ravi,

      You can read more about Copper and Aluminium on this link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/air-conditioners-copper-coil-vs-aluminium-coil.html

      Hitachi has some of the most efficient window ACs. You will not get window AC in Daikin. In fact you will not get window ACs in most brands because almost everyone is trying to phase out window ACs which is old technology.

    • CA Ravi Kalra

      So Nutshell, I should always go for Spilt AC having Cooper Coil because Window AC’s are going to Phase out in future. I don’t go for Voltas 1 Tons 3 Star Window AC White(123LY).

      If I look into Split AC – I hope I should give first Preferance to Daiken and then Hitachi, Right because these both Brands have Cooper coil.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Daikin, Hitachi have all copper. Most Carrier ACs have copper. Many Mitsubishi Heavy, Mitsubishi Electric have copper.

  • Harsh

    Hi Abhishek,

    I run a coaching centre in Bhopal. My classes are the the top floor and each class is of about 420 sq ft.
    About 40-45 students would be sitting in it at maximum capacity.
    AC usage – About 6 hours a day for about 6 months in a year.
    Maximum temp of Bhopal goes upto 45-46 degrees in Summers.

    Which AC do you suggest in this case?

  • Ram

    Hi,
    I’m looking to buy two 1.5 ton ac’s. One 3 star and one inverter model.

    3 star model short-listed is MS-H18VA from Mitsubishi Electric.Is MS-H18VA a good choice?

    Inverter models considered are HSU-19CNMW(DCINV) from Haier and MSY-GK18VA from mitsubishi.
    But MSY-GK18VA is costly. Can HSU-19CNMW(DCINV) be considered or is there any other models that could be considered at this price range

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Mitsubishi is a far better brand than Haier. I would suggest going for mitsubishi models.

  • akshay shetty

    HI Abhishek,

    I have shortlisted 2 inverter models for my bedroom – Daikin ATKP35RRV16 & Hitachi TOUSHI PRO 3200I (RAU312KWEA)

    As per the Top inverters split acs’s table given above in the site, Daikin model is a 4 star and little more energy efficent at 4.19 (Rated ISEER).

    Whereas Hitachi model is at 3.94 (Rated ISEER). however comparing the COP, Hitachi seems to be more efficient.

    Daikin COP :
    max load – 3.05
    100 % – 3.46
    50% – 3.79

    Hitachi COP:
    max load – 3.39
    100 % – 3.52
    50% – 3.83

    By the looks of it Hitachi seems to be more energy efficient. please correct me if i’m wrong. Hope you can advise & clear my doubt.thanks very much!

  • Ishan Talwar

    Hi Abhishek,

    My room’s window a.c just stopped working the technician who topped up the gas in it last week told that the a.c. was running on low gas and stabilizer was delivering 290v which has messed up the compressor. it’s a LG window 1.5 ton year 2006 model. Now the a.c trips after 10 mins and is drawing almost 16 amp.

    please suggest a efficient (bijli bachaoo) split a.c. in the range of 25k
    my room’s dimensions are 12*9*12 daily usage 2hrs run 4 months in a year.

  • Dinesh

    I bought a brand new hitachi A.C split inverter type in rathna cools t.nagar and there is a electronic board issue which is not working during the first installation itself. I was told that the electronic board will be replaced shortly. Don’t know what is going to happen? Never again to Hitachi or Rathna cools. Terrible experience and especially when you wish to gift someone. too bad and bad luck.

  • Manoj Yadav

    Hi Abhishek

    we dont see any Ac from O general in the list Given Above.
    Please let us know about O general Acs.(Specially about the Energy features)

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      What tonnage, BEE star rating and type (inverter/non inverter) are you looking for?

    • Manoj Yadav

      i am looking a AC with the below feature .
      1- it should work in 50 degree temperature in rajasthan.
      2- it should be a Energy efficient (5 star or Inverter tech)
      3- tonnage wise i am ok with one tone and 1.5 ton

      Please suggest o general AC in both 5 star and Inevertor Tech catogery.
      Also suggest the best channel to purchase it in Rajasthan(bikaner)

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      O General does not have a BEE 5 star rated 1 ton AC. Their most efficient 1 ton inverter AC is ASGA12JGC with EER of 3.4 (which would be about BEE 4 star rated inverter AC).

      They only have 1 model in 1.5 ton inverter AC which is ASGA18JCC which has EER of 3.51 (which is quite good). They also have only one model for BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC which is ASGA18FTTA again having EER of 3.51.

      You will have to find local dealers for O General in Bikaner. I am not sure where you can get those in your city.

  • Rahul

    Hi Abhishek, for 15*12*10 room size, on 1st floor(only 1 wall receives sunlight), what would be an ideal inverter ac tonnage? also can 1.2 ton inverter ac work to the level of normal 1.5 ton ac’s? please suggest suitable model.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Rahul,

      I would suggest that you use the calculator given on this page to calculate the right tonnage of inverter AC. Inverter ACs can extend about 0.2 ton more than their marketing tonnage. So a 1.2 ton can extend to 1.4 ton.

      Also please note that most models that have 1.5 ton as marketing capacity are actually less than 1.5 ton. Even 1.4 ton is rounded up to 1.5 ton for marketing.

  • teuton_sara

    room size 15*10*10, usage around 10 hrs for 4 months, i live near delhi so its quite hot, please suggest an inverter ac.

  • Jagdish

    Hi Abhishek,
    1) How do rate Mitsubishi electric AC?
    2) I am planning to buy it , I am not able to understand difference between MS GL 13 VF
    And MS GK 13 VA models , both 1 ton 5 star

    3) How much is Power consumption units per 1600 hours of MS GK 13 VA model?
    I searched a lot but couldn’t find it

    4) Hope these models have copper in ODU and IDU
    Awaiting your reply
    Thanks in Advance
    Jagdish

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Here is my response:

      1) Mitsubishi Electric is a great brand.

      2) Energy efficiency of both GL and GK series are similar. GK series has copper condenser while GL has aluminium. GL Series has slightly more cooling capacity.

      3) Yearly units consumption is available only for Inverter tech ACs. This data is not calculated for non inverter ACs. And that is why you did not find the data. GK13VA has input power of 1000 Watts or 1 kW. Assuming your AC is right sized for your room, it would consume about 0.8 units (kWh) or units per hour. But this is approximation.

      4) GK has copper while GL has aluminium.

  • Mayank Kumar

    FTKM 1.50 Ton Vs DTKM 1.50 Ton
    What is the difference?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      They are two variants of same model. DTKM has additional air filters and a few features. But from cooling and electricity consumption point of view. They are exactly the same.

  • Abhijit

    Hello Abhishek, I have a 3bhk flat, sizes are
    14*10*9. 2100 hrs
    11*15*9 2100 hrs
    12*14*9 usage 1050 hrs
    Hall is approx 300sqft
    City raipur chhattisgarh.
    What would u recommend?
    also need ur comments on model
    Lg LSA5pw3a 1.5 3* ?

    Also I’m kind of stuck in kashikoi 5400i…
    But too costly..
    Also if u would look like to share ur personal favorite air conditioner? Thanks

    Regards
    Abhijit Jain.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Abhijit,

      I would suggest that you use the calculator given above on this page to calculate the right size of AC for your room. Your usage of AC is quite high. Although tariffs in Chattisgarh are not high, but looking at your usage I would say better go for inverter tech AC. A BEE 3 star rated AC will give you high electricity bills. You may look at Daikin FTKP series (tonnage you can check using the calculator given above on this page).

  • roland

    Hi Abhishek,

    Hope you are doing well.

    I was hoping you could really help me out with my dilema of choosing the correct AC.

    Room size – 13ft L x 10ft W x 10ft H
    Room is on the Second floor and the East walls receive sunlight.
    Room is located in Bombay (Mumbai)
    AC will be used for about 9 months and for around 10 odd hours a day

    As per the above calculator i should go for an inverter 1 ton AC.

    Im confused between Daikin and Hitachi. Could you please recommend one. I was thinking that 1.5 ton was an overkill for a room size so small.

    I have used Hitachi Window 1.5 ton for 9 years now and it has just died out on me.

    Does Hitachi IClean function really work and is it worth it and does the ISEE technology present in the Hitachi 5400 I really work and worth it?

    Some people say that now since Daikin and Hitachi are being manufactured locally its now longer good as it used to be. Please advise

    Please advise among the following models. I plan to use the AC for the next year or so only after that i will be moving out of India. Im really sorry for putting so many variants in the mix but lack of sleep for the last 3 days has left my cognitive and analytical skills in complete disarray.

    Hitachi Variants

    KASHIKOI 5400I
    KASHIKOI 5300I
    KASHIKOI 5200I
    ACE 4200I (RAU412EWEAS)
    NEO 4200I
    ACE 3200I (RAU312EWEAS)
    KASHIKOI 3200I
    NEO 3200I
    TOUSHI PRO 3200I

    Daikin
    ATKP35RRV16
    DTKP35RRV16
    FTKP35RRV16

    Please accept my humble apologies for any inconveniences

    Hope you have a great Weekend!

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Rolland,

      Firstly 1 ton inverter AC would work perfectly fine for you. You need not go for 1.5 ton.

      Hitachi and Daikin both are really good brands. Yes, both are being assembled in India these days, but I still feel that they are really good.

      Your usage of AC is quite high and the tariffs in Mumbai are sky high. So it is better that you go for the most energy efficient inverter AC of 1 ton.

      ISEER is not a technology, it is a way of measurement of energy efficiency of inverter AC. You can know more about it on this link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/iseer-star-labeling-inverter-air-conditioners-india.html

      Below are some models with decreasing order of energy efficiency that are good for you:

      Hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU512CWEA)
      Hitachi KASHIKOI 5300I (RAU512IWEA)
      Daikin FTKM35RRV16
      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK13YL-S

      Anyone of these would be really great.

    • roland

      Thanks a ton Abhishek for your advise.

      Have booked the Hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU512CWEA)

    • Roland Fernandes

      Hi Abhishek,

      I am aware that this is not the forum. But wanted to ask you do you provide guidance with respect to humidifiers too.

      Thanks

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      We currently do not have data on Humidifiers. So I will not be able to help you on it.

  • Amit Agarwal

    Hello,
    The model listed in top 10 inverter ac as daikin FTKM50QRV16 is really having EER as 4.69? This is because even in the product broucher of the company the same is 3.8. further, the capacity of this ac is 1.4 ton on this website whereas on company website this is 1.5 ton. please clarify.

  • harkabir

    Hi
    Thanks a lot for putting up this great resource. You are truly contributing to our country’s energy optimization effort. I would like to know which AC would be recommended for my needs. Details given below:

    Room size – 25ft L x 15ft W x 10ft H
    Room is on the top floor and the South and South West walls receive sunlight for 6-8 hours during day time
    Room is located in Gurgaon
    AC will be used for about 6 months and for around 12 odd hours a day

    I realize I will have to install a large volume unit. Ideally I’d like to explore an inverter option if possible. Also, what kind of energy expenditure in Rupees am I looking at with these options?

    Thanks a lot for your time on this.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Harkabir,

      A 375 sq ft space on top floor in NCR would need about 3.5-4 tons of cooling if you want to cool the whole room. Even if you go for inverter AC then you need at least 3 tons of inverter AC (which means two 1.5 ton inverter AC). Your usage of AC is quite high (about 2160 hrs) which means you should go for a very efficient AC.

      Now if you want to cool the whole room and you want to save on electricity as well, you will have to spend:

      1) About 1 lakh rupees to buy two inverter ACs of 1.5 ton each.
      2) Your hourly unit consumption would be about 1-1.2 units (for both ACs). Which means in 12 hours it would be about 12-14 units. At Rs 7-8 per unit it would cost you about Rs 100 per day.

    • harkabir

      Thanks a lot for your prompt response Abhishek. Any recommendations on brands with high EER in the 2 tonne category?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      You can go for any of these:

      Hitachi RAU524AVD EER 3.61
      Hitachi RAU524IVD EER 3.61
      Hitachi RAU524MWD EER 3.61
      LG LSA5NP5A EER 3.6
      Mitsubishi Electric MS-GL24VF EER 3.58
      Mitsubishi Electric MS-GK24VA EER 3.57

      Go for a brand that gives better service in your area.

  • Raghavan

    Hi Abhishek – Planning to buy O Gen ASGA09BMTA – 0.75 Ton for a small bed room, please advise if this model is OK

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Raghavan,

      Choice of an AC depends on multiple factors:

      1) Size of AC: An oversized AC consumes more electricity and an undersized AC does not cool the room well. The choice of right size depends on multiple factors like your city temperature, size of room, etc. The calculator given above will help you choose the right size.

      2) Right energy efficiency level or Star rating: This depend on your usage of AC in hr/year and cost of electricity in your city. Again the calculator given above on this page helps you choose the right star rating as it has costs of electricity built in.

      3) Brand and model: After you know the right size and star rating, then comes the brand. O General is a great brand and you can certainly go for it. But I would still suggest that you check the right size and star rating. The model you have chosen is BEE 3 star rated non-inverter AC.

  • christina john

    hi mr Abhishek ,
    my concern is about purchasing an ac for an ‘L”shaped living room composed of a dining area of 10*10*10 ft and living area of 16*12*10 ft . No provision has been made for a partition between these two rooms and there cannot be one .My house is on the 9th floor ,the living room has a balcony on its west side which is roofed with an asbestos sheet ,the window ac provision is also on the west side of the living room . Should i go for a window ac (because the provision is already there and the installation would be easy ) or a split ac (non inv tech/inv tech) . the result of the calculation was – 1.5 ton ,BEE 3 star as per the link that you have given . A rough floor plan has been attached below , please look into it if you may

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Christina,

      If you want to cool the full L shaped space you need to take the total area which is 10×10 + 16×12 = 292 sq ft.

      I doubt a 1.5 ton AC would be sufficient for 292 sq ft space. It will be much more depending on the city you are in.

      A smaller AC (lets take 1.5 ton) will not be able to cool the full space. At max it will cool area which is about 8-9 ft away from the AC. And in fact if you use fan along with AC, even that would not feel cool.

      However if you go for a bigger AC (lets take 2.5 ton) then it would consume much more electricity.

      So you need to decide what is better for you: 1) Cooling the whole L shaped space … then you will need bigger AC which will consume more electricity …. 2) Cooling just the seating area … put a small 1.5 ton AC and it will cool the area near the AC, and will consume lesser electricity, but do not expect it to cool the whole room.

      Even with big AC, you would need air circulation in the room to make sure that the whole room is cooled. Because with L shape room, the flow of air from AC may not reach every corner.

    • christina john

      Thank you so much for your reply. Well i live in delhi. And i just need the living room to be air conditioned , so should i go for a split one or a window one ?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      If the calculator suggested you BEE 3 star (split AC), then you can either go for a BEE 3 star split AC or a BEE 4/5 star window AC (both will have similar efficiency levels). You can get some decent efficient options in Window 1.5 ton as well. So here are the points that you should consider:

      Split AC is newer technology and manufacturers are moving towards it more and more. They are quiter and have more energy efficient options. Window ACs are older technology and manufacturers are trying to phase them out. But they are cheaper. You would not get latest technology in it, but for your use it should be fine (considering that the calculator suggested you BEE 3 star split AC). Window ACs are also easier to install (and remove). You may look at the top ten window AC list above on this page to choose one of 1.5 ton if you plan to go for window.

  • Avinash Rao

    I want to buy a Hitachi Window AC. Which one should I buy Summer QC or Summer TM?
    Summer QC has one motor which controls both indoor and outdoor fans.
    Summer TM has two motors separate for both fans. Is there a real advantage in buying TM over QC? Will TM be better at removing heat?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Avinash,

      As far as cooling is concerned, both have equal cooling capacity of 18300 BTU/hr. So there is no difference in cooling. Energy efficiency of Summer QC is better at 3.5 which is kind of comparable to BEE 5 star rated split ACs (most window ACs are highly inefficient in electricity consumption as compared to split ACs). So I would say if you want to buy Window AC then Summer QC is better.

  • Snehal Jivtode

    Hi Sir..

    Which AC Company is best in India

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      FAQ no 9 on this page is: “Which brand is good?”. Here is what we have provided for it:

      This is the most common question we get which is most difficult to answer. We have tried to answer this on our link: Which is the best brand to buy?. A lot of it is perception based on experience. However these are the brands that you will most likely find in our recommendations: Daikin, Hitachi, Sharp, Panasonic, General, Mitsubishi, Carrier, Blue Star, LG, Voltas, Samsung, Godrej. Not that other companies are bad, but these are top most. The only brands that we do not recommend to buy are the brands that used to be retailers and now have started selling ACs under their own brand names.

  • sahibdeep singh

    Hello Sir, I have bought Daikin’s 1.5 ton ATKP machine. It is consuming 1 unit of electricity per hour. It doesn’t feel OK to me. I just want to know that this is doing its best or I’m expecting too much from it. Thank You

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Singh,

      1 unit per hour is on a higher side for Daikin ATKP. Here are some reasons that I can think of:

      1) You have a big room and you may have bought a smaller AC for it. Inverter ACs are not very efficient if you highly undersize it. You can check the right size using the calculator above on this page.

      2) Your heat load may be high, either because of direct sunlight on walls, ceilings, or because of more number of people in the room, or because of high number of appliances in the room, or may be the room is just too stuffed with things that it is trying to cool everything.

      3) May be your outdoor unit is installed in a place that is very hot. Outdoor unit has to release heat and if it is installed in a hot location, it is not able to do so effectively, causing increase in electricity consumption.

    • sahibdeep singh

      Thank you Sir for looking into my problem.
      I want you to know that my room is around 15*11 ft. And no side of wall receives sunlight because my room is in the centre of house and there are other rooms around it. I run my ac @ 25 degree Celsius. Moreover there are no other appliances in use . and outdoor unit is installed on roof whose fan is not facing the sunlight directly. The man came from company checked it with ampere metre and it was using around 5- 6 amperes , and 3.5 ampere on econo mode. He said that they will decrease gradually but I see no difference as I have used it continuously for 8 hours and it consumed 8 units. Kindly help me out with your.effective suggestions.Thank You

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      I would say roof is certainly not the best place to install an outdoor unit. The environment for an outdoor unit should not be hot for getting the best performance.

  • Jerry

    lg deluxe inverter lg bs q186c8a4. , 1.5 ton or daikin ftkm 50qrv16 / rkm qrv 16 1.5 ton
    Which is better

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Daikin FTKM50 is the best.

  • Raj Sharma

    Hi Abhishek,

    I was going through this Top Ten AC List and saw that Hitachi 1.7 Ton Fixed AC Model RAU520AVD and RAU520MWD, both have a COP of 4.00 W/W.

    This COP value is above the #1 in 1.5 Ton Fixed AC Model of Godrej (3.91 W/W).

    I would like to know:

    (1) How come this top rating has a price tag of 43,000 (Online)? (Comparison with Hitachi 1.5 Ton which costs similar and Godrej 1.5 Ton which costs 51,000)

    (2) My room is 15*12*12 ft, would this AC be good? Location: Mohali, Sunshine on ceiling, 5 Hour daily usage for 4 months. (Recommended 1.5 Ton by Calculator above, but recommendation changes to 1.75 Ton if adding one feet to breadth: 15*12*13 ft).

    (3) What is the “expected” complete price of these two models (if buying at shop, not online price) including all installation, stabilizer costs? (in your city for example).

    (4) These models are less talked about in comments, anything you’d like to highlight about these two models specifically?

    (5) I can go for any AC type, Brand and Model you’d suggest, based on 600 hour annual usage, 15*12*12 ft room and sunshine on top. Inverter, Fixed or Window. Please guide.

    Thank you,

    Raj

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Sharma,

      Here is my response:

      1) The objective of this website is to help consumers make a right decision. Our team collects specifications of various models and also find the least price which is available for any model from online sources (Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, CompareIndia …. we include compareIndia as they have some offline sources for prices). But that does not mean that you will get the model exactly at same price outside. Prices are very subjective and depend on the margins dealers have and discounts that they can afford. The prices on this site is just to give an idea on the models that can come in your budget. There can be discrepancy between 1.5 and 1.7 ton models as my team does not compare the prices while data collection. They just get the lowest price online.

      2) I do not think a BEE 5 star rated model will cost 51K. Typically most BEE 5 star rated models of 1.5 ton fit in 45K budget. Inverter Tech models go up to 51K.

      3) I think you can go for a 1.5 ton AC. Slight undersizing is always beneficial. Also I guess you will be using it mostly at night and thus tonnage requirement may be less.

      4) They are less talked because mostly people are looking for inverter tech AC these days. Also people rarely look at 1.7 ton ACs (I am not sure if they use the calculator before discussing or not :) ). You would hardly find discussion on 1.7 ton ACs in comments. There is nothing glaringly good or bad about these models as compared to other BEE 5 star rated ACs. I think Hitachi is a good brand (if there are no issues of their service in your area).

      5) For 600 hours annual usage you can go for BEE 3 or 5 star rated split AC. It will be good if you can go for 5 star, but then if you do not want to spend that much, even BEE 3 star rated would be fine considering your low usage of AC. If your usage is mostly at night then I would suggest going for 1.5 ton instead of 1.7. If usage is during the day then you may go for 1.7 ton as well.

  • Sarathy Lokz

    ,hi abishek i feel you need to update TOP ten fixed air conditioners list with bluestar 5HW24AAX 2 ton ac which would be ranked some where around 6,as per your list.
    It has a very good cooling capacity of 6917 with 3.58 EER with air flow rate of 798. i have recently ordered the same after browsing all over :-). Priced @ 49880rs.I think you can review further specs from bluestar website and take over on this. :-)

    thanks

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Sarathy,

      Thanks for the update. We updated our data just 10 days back and Blue Star has updated their online catalogue after that. We try to update data in every 15-20 days during the season. So hopefully it will come up in next update.

  • VJ

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am trying to buy AC around 2ton to 2.5 ton but its so confusing to decide which AC to go for?

    1. Room Size is 18*18 Ft.
    2. We already have 1.5 Tonn Window AC but for this bigger room this is not enough so i am looking one more AC in this same room.
    3. I lives in New Delhi, room is at first floor and expose to direct sunlight from top. Direct Sunlight is from top only. Front is covered by another house and on both sides other houses are built.
    4. Should i go for Split or Window or Inverter? I am more interested in good cooling. If its energy efficient as well then its great.
    5. Brand Daikin or Hitachi? Even in Daikin there are different series: Daikin DTKP71QRV16 or Daikin FTKP71QRV or Daikin FTKM71QRV? its hard to understand the difference between them.
    difference between Diakin FTKP, ATKP , FTKM and DTKP?
    6. Please also tell me what size would be better if i already have 1.5 tonn AC in same room. Can two AC be better or just get one bigger size?

    Thanks
    Vikram

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Vikram,

      I would suggest to use the calculator above to find out the right tonnage. The room is big and so my guess is that two 1.5 ton ACs would be needed. But still check the total tonnage using the calculator.

      Better to go for split as you will get more energy efficient options. Inverter or non inverter, both will give good cooling, but the choice will depend on your usage of AC. If usage is high (more than 1200-1300 hrs a year) then go for inverter, else non inverter would be fine.

      Daikin has 3 series: TKM, TKP and TKH (imagine you are buying a car and Hyundai has i10, i20 and Accent series … this is similar to that). The front character ATKP, DTKP, FTKP are variants of same model with different features (just like i20 Asta, Magna, etc). TKM is their most energy efficient series (high electricity savings), TKP is their next best series (and good for home use I would say), and TKH is their lest energy efficient inverter AC series. By the way all three are Inverter AC series (and not non inverter).

      Looking at the size, two ACs would be better for total area coverage. But two ACs would be more costly than 1 single AC. But if you already have one, then you can go for one more 1.5 ton AC.

    • VJ

      Hi Abhishek,

      First of all thanks for your reply and suggestions. Is this AC right? Its DTKP model which is lower price.Daikin DTKP71QRV16 2.2 Ton Inverter Split AC is 64,800 whereas Daikin FTKM71QRV 2.2 Ton Inverter Split AC is 78,000. Please suggest me what would be the best?

      If i take another 1.5 tonn AC what would be the best model?

      Thanks
      Vikram

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Vikram,

      FTKM is Daikin’s top most range. DTKM or ATKM are variants of FTKM.

      DTKP is their 2nd best range of inverter AC. It’s variants are FTKP and ATKP (basics remain the same just features vary).

      In general for a home usage of about 1600-2200 hrs, DTKP would be good enough. If your usage is really high (much more than that) then FTKM would be better. But I think for regular home usage DTKP should be good enough.

      The same range is available for 1.5 ton as well. FTKM50 or DTKM50 or DTKP50 would be 1.5 ton AC. They again are very good. If you want premium (low derating, high durability) brands then you can also look at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. In more regular brands Samsung and Voltas have very efficient models (but you just need to make sure that you are not close to a water body to buy a Samsung).

    • VJ

      Hi Abhishek,

      I decided to get Daikin DTKP71QRV16 2.2Ton AC. I hope this is a good model. I decided to use only one AC not to use two as it will cost huge electricity bills then. I am getting this for 64,500. Is this price right for Delhi?

      Is this model alright? It says its (Stabiliser free operation – No extra cost). Is this true? So we don’t need a stabiliser for this?

      Thanks
      Vikram

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Vikram,

      Inverter ACs do not give any energy saving if they are grossly undersized. A BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC is better in that case.

      Inverter ACs have variable tonnage. So a 2.2 ton inverter AC can stretch from 0.5 to 2.4 tons of cooling. However their energy efficiency is quite low when it runs at peak or 2.4 tons. The benefit of inverter AC happens when you take the benefit of variable tonnage and most of the time it runs at lesser tonnage. But if it is grossly undersized, it will mostly run at peak capacity (or let’s say 2.4 tons in your case). And in that case it will not give the best energy efficiency.

      From an energy consumption point of view, it will be better if you go for a BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC of 2 ton.

      Also stabilizer free operation is true if the input voltage is in the range of voltage that you get in your house. These ACs would run fine between 150V to 260V. But if your voltage goes below 150, then you would need a stabilizer.

    • VJ

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for your reply. ACtually this AC was delivered only today. As per your rely seems it won’t be worth for energy saving when room is bigger and always runs in higher tonnage? But apart from energy efficiency, is this model good?

      Thanks
      Vikram

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Daikin FTKP is a good model.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Sorry DTKP.

    • bigbyte

      In 1.5ton I got quotes between 43k -44.5k for FTKP/DTKP and between 46.5-48k for FTKM 1.5 Ton. Which city are you in?
      Mitsubishi 1.5 ton was 50-53k but it doesn’t includes piping kit (2-3k extra).

    • VJ

      I am in new Delhi. Is this price for inverter ac?

  • Sivateja

    Hi Abhisheik,

    I am planning for AC in my hall (Including dining), which has L-Shape 16*10 hall and 10*10 dining. Please let me know how to calculate Tonnage in this case. I have top floor house with direct sunlight on three sides (Front, top and back). Your suggestion is appreciated.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      If you plan to go for single AC then you will have to take total of 260 sq ft. Or if you want separate two units then you can take 160 and 100 as separate. Please note that it will be difficult for a single AC to cool every corner of 260 sq ft and thus going for two ACs may be better strategy if you want to cool the whole 260 sq ft. If you just want local cooling near the living area (not the dining hall) then you may be good with a small AC. Any AC would cool about 8-10 ft from its installation. Anything beyond that will depend on circulation of air and cooling capacity of the AC.

      Undersizing (for e.g. putting 1.5 ton AC) would provide limited cooling near the place it is installed. But then it would be more energy saving as the AC will be small.

    • Sivateja

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for the reply. Please clarify your statement, “Under-sizing would be more energy saving as the AC will be small”. I didn’t get what you mean here.
      Also let me know, if covering my dining area with full length curtains(to stop leakage to dining) and having AC only to my living area will be advisable? if yes, what are the other precautions to be taken.
      How good AC’s are to maintain warmth in living area during Winter and spring? Do I need a room heater for this?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Sivateja,

      A 2 ton AC, in general, would consume more electricity than 1.5 ton … and a 1 ton would consume lesser than that …… but a 2 ton AC is required if you have a room of certain size (and heat load) ….. if you put a 1 ton AC in a room that needs 2 ton, it will never be able to cool the whole room (you will have hot pockets in the room). It will just cool about 7-8 ft area close to the AC. But then 1 ton AC would consume less electricity as compared to 2 ton. And that is what I meant with Undersizing would be more energy saving as AC will be small. But undersized AC will not cool the whole room.

      Curtains can restrict some heat exchange, but they are certainly not the best way to reduce heat exchange. Ideally a permanent partition works the best. But if you undersize the AC, then as it is the cooling will not go beyond 7-8 ft (or say 9-10 ft in case of 1.5 ton AC).

      If you need a room heater (it gets that cold), then I would say go for an AC with hot and cold feature. Heating using AC is far more energy efficient than heating using a room heater.

    • Sivateja

      HI Abhishek,

      Thanks for the clarification, got your point.

      Considering my scenario above, if I go with curtains as a option (I am ready to allow some heat pockets and under size the AC), what are the best AC’s with max cooling effect with max possible energy efficiency (Please refer both 1ton and 1.5 ton options)?

      At the same time, what are the other precautions i have to take to get max benefit out of my investment?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have really good models that can cover larger area with max possible energy efficiency. You can check their models on this link: http://www.iaplgroup.com/split.php

      Even Whirlpool 3D flow technology is good. You may check models from Whirlpool as well.

    • Sivateja

      Thanks again for the reference. In Mitsubishi, I could find AC with Only Cooling feature. I also need heating feature in winters.
      Can you please be specific with the models of 1.5 ton and price range of 50-60K.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK50ZMX-S has the best possible energy efficiency of 3.85 (EER) and it has heating feature as well. But I am not sure of the cost and I doubt that it will fit in your budget. In your budget you can go for:

      Daikin FTXS50FVMA
      General ASGG18LFCD

      You may also check for the price of MHI SRK52HE-2

    • Sivateja

      Hi Abhishek,

      I have planning between Daikin FTXS50FVMA (65K) and General ASGG18LFCD(62K), as MHI seems to be more costlier (78K) than the other two.
      O general seems to have all better specs than Daikin, expect for compresser type as the later has rotary type compresser, which is old technology. Correct me if I am wrong.
      can you please let me know which is the best for home purpose. Please let me know your preference among two and why.
      Thanks for the help in advance.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      O General model you have selected is better amongst the two.

    • Sivateja

      Hi Abhiskeik,

      I have got in touch with Mitsubishi Electric dealer who also deals with O General.
      He is recommending MSZHJ50 1.5 ton invert-er hot and cold ac for my budget and better service in my area. Please let me know your opinion on this. Awaiting your reply for my final decision.
      Thanks in advance.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      The cooling EER of the Mitsubishi Electric model is quite low. I would not recommend going for it.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      For max benefit, try to keep the room closed from all possible sides. Make sure that you do not stuff the room too much as everything would need cooling. A smaller AC can work well if the room is not too stuffed.

  • Mayank Kumar

    Please Abhishek Sir Help ME!
    Any help would be highly appreciated.

    I have selected these 2 & both are 1.50 Ton:
    1.Hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU518CWEA)
    2.Daikin FTKM50QRV16

    I have some questions:
    1.Which is better in terms of features?
    2.Which one has better airflow (more powerful)?
    3.Which brand is more reliable?
    4.Is there any other AC that I should consider on top of these 2.

    I live in Faridabad.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Mayank,

      Here is my response:

      1) In terms of features, Hitachi Kashikoi 5400 is better as it has intelligent sensors to sense presence of humans and direct the cooling in a particular direction. And not just that, it can also control its energy consumption accordingly. It also has auto cleaning of filters.

      2) Air flow of Daikin FTKM is better. It’s Airflow rate is about 614 CFM as compared to 583 of Hitachi.

      3) Both the brands are good, but we have got more positive feedback for Daikin than Hitachi.

      4) If you are looking for most efficient ones and highly durable, then you may consider inverter AC models from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

    • Mayank Kumar

      Thank you so much for replying Abhishek Sir.
      I don’t have a requirement of a 2 Ton AC because my room isn’t that big.
      I just wanted the best AC for my 1st time thats why I chose these AC.
      Can you tell me which one should I buy?
      If you have any idea then please tell me about servicing of Hitachi in Faridabad as I am planning to buy it.
      If it is not good then I will go for Daikin or any other 1.5 Ton AC in the price range of 60000 Rs that you would recommend.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Mayank,

      I did not recommend 2 ton AC for you. You can use the calculator above to check the right size.

      Well I did receive a few complaints about Hitachi Service in NCR region, so I would say Daikin FTKM would be a great choice. I don’t think it would cost you Rs 60000. It would cost around Rs 47000 (from what I have heard from others on this forum).

    • Mayank Kumar

      Thank you Sir.
      Please tell me the best MHI 1.5 Ton Inverter AC that I can buy and how much it will cost (I can’t find appropriate information on internet.)
      Maximum Budget: Rs.60000
      I am going to buy an AC this Saturday.
      Otherwise I will surely go for Daikin.

  • Umair Qureshi

    Does anyone knows about Daikin ft15jxv1p model??

  • sourabh

    Hi abhishek
    Want to buy 1.5 inverter ac….and i m little bit confused in mitshubishi heavy duty and hitachi i5400…which one is best…

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Both are top brands, both have highly efficient models. If service of MHI is good in your area then MHI is what I would recommend.

  • noorullah ingaria

    hi Abhishek,
    Diakin 1 ton FTKH35rrv16 (35000) or ATKP35rrv16 (41000)..???
    which inverter AC is better..??
    what’s the difference between this two models..??

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      FTKH is a lower efficiency series of Daikin and many BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC may turn out better than that.

      While ATKP is a high efficiency series from Daikin and certainly a great choice. I would say Daikin ATKP35.

    • noorullah ingaria

      but price difference between FTKH & ATKP series is too much.
      do u think its worth spending that much for ATKP..??

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Depends on your usage of AC in hrs/year. If your usage is more than 1500 hrs (at price of electricity of Rs 5 per unit) then better to go for ATKP series. If usage is less, then you may also go for FTKH series. If price of electricity is high (higher than Rs 5 per unit), then ATKP would better even for lesser usage. And this calculation is to get payback of extra cost in 3 years.

  • rkunal13

    what is your view on Sansui AC 1 TON 5 STAR sold by Flipkart for Rs.21000

    • rkunal13

      Abhishek , pls provide your view

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      LG or Daikin would be far better than Sansui.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Not just in terms of durability, but the performance of Sansui will derate faster.

  • ketan

    Hi Abhishek,

    First of all Thanks a ton for putting all the information online. I really appreciate the way you have paid attention to all the details. I need your help in choosing the Daikin AC for the following condition. I’ve decided that i’ll go with Daikin as i have a good experience in terms of sales and service. I’m actually confused between different series of Daikin and it’s kind of difficult to compare them. My room conditions are as follows

    1) City – Pune
    2) Room Size – 10 * 12
    3) Height – 10 ft.
    4) located at 9th Floot and room has one balcony with slider door and one big sliding window.
    5) Wall(sliding door) faces direction west direction and gets direct sunlight during day
    6) Usage – 7 -8 hrs a day and it will be operation for 5 to 6 months in an year
    7) No monetary constraints as such
    8) Need a AC which will last more than 5 years

    Can you please suggest me model number of DAIKIN AC which i can go with? Also, it would be great if you can give me idea to compare those different models.

    Thanks,

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Ketan,

      Your usage is high considering tariffs in Maharashtra. I would recommend you to go for Daikin FTKP35 or DTKP35 or ATKP35 which are 1 ton inverter AC models from Daikin. They would be good for your use. If the room gets too hot during summers, you may also consider 1.5 ton inverter AC (same series but 50 instead of 35 in model number) for it.

  • HARI

    Hi abhishek,
    I am from Trichy..I plan to buy an inverter split ac..My room dimension is 16*10*9.5..Average temperature in summer goes to 38c-40c and in winter it will be around 30c..Ac usage will be 8 Hr/day..As per ton calculations it comes 1.5T..

    My budget is around 35k-45k.. can we expect better features&technologies in this range??

    Can u plz recommend me best suitable ACs for me with lowest power consumption, best service and fixing roundly to this budget..??
    awaiting for your reply..

    Thank you..

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Hari,

      You may get Daikin FTKP50 or Sharp 1.5 ton AC models in your budget which would be really good. Else you can also look at BEE 3 or 4 star rated Inverter ACs from Voltas.

    • HARI

      Thanks ji for your reply… But I think there is no proper after sale service for Daikin in my area… Please suggest me models from General, Carrier and LG 1.5 ton inverter AC(around 35 to 45K)… So that i can analyse..

      Awaiting for your reply ji… Thanks in advance

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi,

      It is difficult to get a 1.5 ton inverter AC model from your preferred brand in 35-45k budget. Cheapest I could get was LG BSA18IMA for 49K. You may also look at Sharp or Samsung. You may get Samsung AR18JV5HBTQNNA or AR18JV5HBWKNNA in your budget.

  • sahil

    best 1ton or 0.75ton invertor ac for home for night usage only, which consume less electricity
    Im thinking about daikin
    which model I should buy ??
    what is differnce between daikin FTKP25RRV16 & FTKP35RRV16 models??

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      First and foremost you should check the right size (0.75 ton or 1 ton) using the calculator above. Difference between the two models you listed is that FTKP25 is a 0.75 ton model while FTKP35 is a 1 ton model.

  • bhavin

    Thanks Abhishek ji,
    I was eagerly waiting for your response, i am fully convinced and belief in your comprehensive explanations.
    I have finalized FTKP 35 QRV 116 two units.
    Thanks a ton:]
    If i can be of any help to you ,please let me know through my email
    Regards
    Dr Bhavin

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Great. I live close by in Powai. Maybe, I will come down for expert advice sometime :D

  • Rajesh Kumar

    Hi Abhishek, I request your advice to select right AC with following specifications: 1.5 TON Inverter hot and cold AC.with good air and bacteria filter, dehumidification, night sleep feature, LCD remote and a sensor in remote (to ensure AC cools as per remote control location not wall unit location) within Rs. 50000. The AC should be good in customer support in south delhi. I am really confused and your help and support would be of great value. Regards Rajesh

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Rajesh,

      Daikin, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Electric have some goof hot and cold inverter ACs, but then a 1.5 ton AC would be expensive. I doubt that you can get one easily in your budget. May be the single model from Whirlpool (Fantasia Hot and Cold) may fit in your budget, but then I am not sure if it has all the features that you need.

  • Kamal

    Dear Abhishek…I have finalized 2 Invertor AC- Carrier Octra Invertor 1.5 tonn and Daikin DTKP model in 1.5 tonn category. As per specifications CFM of Carrier Octra is much high as of Daikin. Not aware of other main difference in features. Which one should i purchase. Kindly guide

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Kamal,

      The specs from Carrier for their inverter ACs are difficult to understand and that is why we have not listed them on this page. But I can certainly say that Daikin DTKP is a great model. It is BEE 4 star rated and really good. I can certainly recommend Daikin DTKP.

  • Mani

    Hi abishek, Shading the outdoor unit from sunlight saves electricity to some extent is that true? It is necessary to shade outdoor unit? some people saying we should not shade the outdoor unit because it should have free space to release its heat and gas kinda stuff. It will be grateful if you clear this doubt..

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Well the outdoor unit had to release heat and for that the environment around it should not be too hot. If direct sunlight falls on the outdoor unit then it will become too hot and it will not be able to release heat. If you shade it and it does not get direct sunlight then it would be better. You certainly need more space around it so that heat can escape. If heat cannot escape then again the environment around it will become too hot and it will not be able to work effectively.

  • Sarathy Lokz

    Hi abishek,I’m from Chennai. can you pl. Suggest best power consumption efficient 2ton inverter AC from the list below. Mentioned also the prices I’m getting for. Pl suggest which one is VFM

    daikin ftkh60qrv16 (53.5k)

    panasonic cu-s24rky (50k)

    lg bsa24ibe (53k)

    bluestar cnhw24caf (50k)

    carrier superia plus k+ (49k)

    Or star rated inverter AC s are better than these?

    If so please suggest a model

    Request you suggest a model which would be best in power saving as well as durable.

    Thanks

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Sarathy,

      Of all the models you have selected, LG bsa24ibe would be the most efficient and value for money. It is almost equivalent to a BEE 5 star rated inverter AC.

    • Sarathy Lokz

      Abishek pl. Ref attached pic. Is it true about this LG model? This was mentioned in Amazon by a reviewer. Pl clarify. I’m going to fix it up in my hall which close to 300sq ft. Hence seeing this review I fear.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Sarathy,

      For a 300 sq ft room a 2 ton AC would not suffice. It will not cool the whole room. You would need at least 2.5 ton cooling for that size room (or more if your ceiling gets direct sunlight). Most ACs have limited impact (or cooling range) which is about 8-10 ft or max 13-14 ft (in some rare cases). But not more than that. You can find ACs in MHI (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries) that have larger reach. But they are expensive as well. Also please note that several models that have marketing capacity of 2 tons actually have a nominal cooling capacity of 1.8-1.9 ton (not really 2 ton).

      So if you really want to cool the whole hall …. then you would need bigger AC. A 2 ton model would just cool limited area. Also if you undersize the inverter AC, you would not get the kind of power consumption that it would give in ideal right sized room.

    • Sarathy Lokz

      Abishek, actually my hall is 230sq ft but there is a passage and a open kitchen which may comprise about 70sq ft which I’m planning to block using a PVC screen sheets or by a thick screens,as the openings are big I won’t b able to block with door. hence I was planning for a 2ton. Or can I undersize it with non invereter ac of 5star.a 1.7 ton AC Hitachi RAU520AVD or pl suggest which model of 5star AC would be best.?
      Should be energy efficient which doesn’t pinch by eb bills :-) budget 40-50k. Max

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Sarathy,

      2 ton AC should be good enough for a 230 sq ft room. If you like to cool the room well (a little below 25 degrees) then you will need a 2 ton AC. If you just want it to be comfortable enough (one can feel comfortable even at 27-28 degrees), then you can undersize it to 1.7 ton as well. Getting a two ton inverter AC in your budget would be difficult. But you can certainly go for 1.7 ton BEE 5 star rated AC. However if your usage is high (say more than 1500 hrs a year), then it would be better to go for inverter tech AC. But then a good one would cost you about 55K. In your budget, Hitachi 1.7 ton BEE 5 star rated AC sounds good.

  • bhavin

    Thanks abhishek for the previous response,

    Based on your feedback , i have finalized on buying Daikin 1 ton inverter Aircon for my powai residence

    please clarify my doubts

    1] FTKP 35 QRV 116 is costing me Rs 38,500 + 1,5000 installation + stand & accessories
    ATKP 35 RRV 116 about Rs 41.500 + 1,500 installation + stand & accessories
    What is the difference between the two [ apart 2015 and 2016]
    Which one you would have preferred?

    2] Dealer was telling me that he would put some nitrogen gas during installation[ for rs 500],
    Would you recommend it?

    3] What would be approximate monetary consumption per hour {rs / hr} for these aircon

    4]both these aircons have cooper condenser with coated aluminium fins?
    Indoor evaporator also has copper parts , Right?

    Thanks and Regards,
    You are doing great work in helping people like us :]
    Dr Bhavin

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Here is my response:

      1) FTKP and ATKP are different versions of the same model. Just like if you want to buy a Hyundai i20 you would get i20 Asta, Magna, Era, etc ….. but basic features of i20 remain the same. Similarly FTKP and ATKP are technically similar but with ATKP having some extra features (which are not really essential for cooling or energy efficiency). ATKP has some extra air filters and some features. I would have gone for FTKP (saves cost you see :) and cools equally well with similar electricity consumption).

      2) I am not sure about using Nitrogen gas during installation. So I cannot comment on it.

      3) As per BEE data electricity consumption of FTKP model is 649 units for 1600 hrs of usage. So in an hour it should be 0.4 units. If you are on direct Reliance or Tata Power then tariff in last slab (assuming you go to last slab) would be about Rs 11. So in 1 hour you spend Rs 4. If you are a crossover customer (switched from Reliance to Tata in past) then last slab is Rs 13.

      4) Yes it has copper condenser and evaporator.

    • bigbyte

      A very good explanation by Abhishek, just to add my cooments on nitrogen. While installation of AC, it is good if the installaer performs a leak test after filling the tubes with Nitrogen which is an inert gas. However this is not absolutely necessary as the test can be performed with vacumm as well. Make sure before releasing the gas the installer does the vacumming for at least 30 minutes.

    • bhavin

      thank you bigbyte:]

    • bhavin

      Thanks Abhishek ji for your response, i particularly liked your explanation for electricity consumption.However my first question was only partially solved , Please help me in selection
      1] Daikin 1 ton QRV 116 is Rs 38,500 with EER: 3.46
      Daikin 1 ton RRV 116 is Rs 41,500 with EER: 4.16 [ latest 4 star inverter model]
      Based on cooling capacity, electricity consumption and cost effectiveness ,which one you would have selected? :]

      2] In my flat in powai, the quality of wiring is not too great { had a episode of short circuit and a section of house changed to polycab wire}
      in such scenerio should i use Surge protector? if yes, which one would be ideal for daikin?

      Thanks and Regards
      Dr Bhavin
      You and your website has helped me alot:]

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Dr Bhavin,

      Here is my response:

      1) BEE has not released its star rating standards last year, so all non-star rated models will have EER or Energy Efficiency Ratio …. EER is ratio of nominal output divided by nominal input. From nominal I mean marketing tonnage or 1 ton in your case. So EER is calculated when an AC runs at 1 ton and the electricity consumption at that tonnage. This is how non-inverter ACs are measured for efficiency. Before star rating, the same standard was used for inverter ACs as well.

      But with inverter ACs the tonnage is variable. And it changes as per the need of the room. That is when BEE came up with ISEER or Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. ISEER takes into account the seasonal variation of AC’s tonnage and it’s output. So an inverter AC having EER of 3.46 will have ISEER of 4.16 (because the standards used for measuring are different).

      I know there is a lot of confusion. But please believe me nothing has changed in energy efficiency of FTKP/ATKP/DTKP series from 2015 to 2016. QRV and RRV are just numbers from 2015 and 2016. There is a FTKP35RRV116 model as well if you are too keen on 2016 model. And it has ISEER of 4.16, and it is the same model, just that new standards of measurement have been used. So I would still suggest going for FTKP model if it comes cheaper. You may go for ATKP one if you are not convinced.

      2) A Belkin surge protector with 16 Amp plug socket can work really well for you. It has to be something like this: http://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B0083T23MI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=3626&creative=24822&creativeASIN=B0083T23MI&linkCode=as2&tag=bijlbach-21

  • Kishan Prajapati

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am planning to buy 5/3 star 1.5 ton split ac for 4-5 person in 160 area room. I am living in Ahmedabad. Which one is the best from Bluestar and Dikin.
    I looked about below models please suggest me the best asa.

    Blue Star-
    1) Blue Star 3HW18JB1 J Series HI-Wall Split AC (1.5 Ton, 3 Star rating, White)
    2) Blue Star 5HW18SB Split AC(1.5 Ton, 5 Star Rating, White)

    Daikin-
    1)FTC50RRV16
    2)FTF/DTF 50RRV16

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Prajapati,

      Amongst all the models you have listed, I think the best is Daikin FTF/DTF 50RRV16 …. it is the most energy efficient and on top of it Daikin is a great brand.

    • Kishan Prajapati

      Thanks Abhishek

  • anurag sharma

    Hi Abhishek
    I’m planning to buy an AC, I live in delhi and temp here goes beyond 45 degrees in summer. Read your article and planned to buy inverter ac. Now the list above shows some models that if i try to google does not show up on any e-commerce website to purchase. Now here is my issue… My budget is around 35k and i listed LG BSA12IBE inverter AC which has dehumidification feature, which as a delhite I would look for the humidity. And so does LG LSA3NP5A which is a 5 star AC costs 10k less than LG BSA12IBE, and share the same features with each other. My usage is high, close to 18 hrs per day and 7 months.
    Can you suggest a better option than these two with features like jet cool, dehumidification, esaver, night mode and all that coz when I searched no other company model had the same features that of LG. Or if it is LG only, which one of these two?

  • Hardik Valambhiya

    Hello abhishek,
    1st of all i would like to appreciate u for all ur hardwork for building this page so precisely. Thank u sooo much for all this valuable information.
    Now my requirement is as mentioned below..

    City: Rajkot, Gujarat
    Require 4 split ACs for 4 bedrooms.
    Bedroom sizes are 11×15, 11×13, 10×13, 10×12..
    ceiling height is 8feet (after POP)
    west open apartment on 3rd floor in a 13 story building.
    Usage: 8hrs daily for 8months in a year. (For 3 Rooms) & Remaining 1 room is a guest room, so occasional use of that 1 room.
    Budget: around 1,50,000 INR for all 4 ACs..
    Companies i would like to prefer after bit of servey: O-General, Mitsubishi, Daikin, Hitachi, Voltas.
    Can u plz recommend me best suitable ACs for me with lowest power consumption, best service and fixing roundly to this budget..?!?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Hardik,

      I would suggest that you use the calculator given above on this page to do the calculation of size of the AC required for the rooms. My guess is that it would be difficult to get good efficient ACs for 4 rooms in a budget of Rs 1,50,000. Looking at your usage of ACs for three rooms, I feel that it would be better for you to go for inverter technology air conditioners to save on electricity bills. But a 1.5 ton inverter AC of good quality may not come for less than 43-44K. And the brands you have listed are premium brands which are in general expensive and their efficient models will be much more expensive. Daikin and Voltas (inverter technology ACs) would be the only ones that can come in 43-44K. But others would be much more expensive.

  • Santosh Tripathi

    Hii Abhishek,

    I bought Samsung AR18KV5HBTR 1.5 TON Digital Inverter A.C. 2016 model.Is it energy efficent?Is it good choice?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Santosh,

      It’s EER is 3.3 which for an inverter AC is better than a non inverter BEE 5 star rated model. If they get it rated on new star rating for inverter ACs then I would say that it would come at around BEE 3 to 4 star rating. So it is certainly energy efficient and a good choice. If your usage of AC is less than 2000 hrs a year, it would work great. If the usage is more, then you could have gone for a better model.

    • Santosh Tripathi

      Thanks Abhishek for reply.But you are not recomending samsung A.C.? Any particular reason?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Here is the thing: I personally do not think that Samsung is any bad. In fact it has great energy efficient models and from a brand value, Samsung is quite good. However here is a problem: Samsung uses Multi Channel Flow condenser, which is highly efficient, but is made out of aluminium. Now they do put a lot of corrosion protection and I do not think that it should fail, but many people have reported failures of Samsung’s condenser. Although in most cases they live close to a water body like Sea or river or lake or even a nalla. But these failures are for old models and Samsung is putting a lot of corrosion protection for their ACs. But still people are skeptical ….. Now I also try to recommend the safest possible model that is least likely to fail in most scenarios. Not that those models are completely perfect or cannot fail, as nothing is perfect. It’s just that I try to minimize that from whatever I know of . Also, I am sure if something fails (for whatever reason), people will come back to us and tell that you recommended a model that failed (quite easy to do for anyone). So we just try to be safe. But many people have really loved Samsung and we got some good feedback for Samsung too last year. If you are not close to a water body then it will be a great option.

  • rkunal13

    Hi Abhishek, planning to buy the AC for home , I have shortlisted 02 model of Daikin 1) FTKM (0.75 TON) inverter 2) FTF (1 ton) Five Star.. how is performance of Daikin Inverter series..
    2) Any other suggection

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi rkunal,

      Daikin Inverter ACs are really good and between the two models I would recommend Daikin FTKM 0.75 ton model.

    • rkunal13

      one more doubt between LG LSA3NP5A and daikin FTF35QRV2016 which one is better. Also one of the dealer told me that if Inverter AC breakdown then repairing cost is more than 5 star AC is it true ?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Both of them are equally energy efficient. LG model has more cooling capacity. So it will cool faster.

      Inverter ACs can be costly to repair, but only if you let it breakdown :). Protect them from power surges and go for those with corrosion protection for PCBs, then they will not fail.

    • rkunal13

      lg is coming with multi flow condenser where as Daikin with copper , is it ok if go with MF condenser ?
      LG is giving 5 yr compressor and 5 yr condenser warranty. Also price difference is also there LG around 29.5 K and Daikin 37.5 (price inclusive of installation + other)
      How is performance of both and which one is better value for money ?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      If you do not live close to a water body like Sea, River, Lake or even a nalla, then MF condenser is a great choice. The likely hood of corrosion will be less in your area and MF condenser will perform great. If there is a water body, then better go for copper condenser.

  • Shreyas Jain

    And also Abhishek how good are these AC when they say Stablizer free where you dont require Stablizer. Are they reliable or should buy a seperate Stablizer even if they say it has inbuld Stablizer.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      When they say they are stabilizer free, then it means that they have a higher input voltage range. But you need to check two things: 1) Their input voltage range 2) The voltage that you get in your house. Typically when they say stabilizer free, then the input voltage range is about 145-260V or something like that (you need to check on the manual). If voltage in your house just goes down to as low as 150V then you would be fine. But if it goes below 145V, then you would certainly need a stabilizer to keep it working when the voltage is low.

  • Shreyas Jain

    Hi Abhishek,

    Lil confused as i was planning to buy Daikin 1.5ton 5 star which is inbuilt inverter and stablizer free.
    Confused betweene these two models:
    FTKH50RRV16
    DTKP50RRQ16

    Any suggestions in Daikin and how good is Daikin and O General when compare to Hitachi or samsung or LG.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Between the two I would suggest DTKP50RRQ16 as it has much better efficiency. As far as brands are concerned, I would categories General, Hitachi and Daikin in one category and LG & Samsung in another. The likes of General, Hitachi and Daikin would be more durable and better. And within them General is being made outside India while Hitachi and Daikin are being produced (assembled) in India. Energy efficiency wise Hitachi would be the best, Samsung/Daikin would be next. Overall service quality would be better for Daikin, Samsung and LG. In short, on the whole, if one has to pick only one, my choice would be Daikin. But then it is my personal opinion.

    • Shreyas Jain

      Thanks Alot Bro…!!! Really Appreciated…!!!

    • Shreyas Jain

      Thanks Alot Bro…!!! Really Appreciated…!!

  • I J RAVAL

    Hi Abhishek,

    Please help me out to choose the correct company and model for 1.5 ton inverter ac for home at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
    Between Daikin and HItachi suggest which one is the best.
    Dealer suggested Hitachi is better than Daikin about servicing and availability of spare parts. Which one I should buy from the following three star rating models or should i go for 5 star rating models. Please suggest me the correct model.

    Dealer suggested following models (three star) of Hitachi
    RAU318KWEA
    RAU318EWEAD
    RAU318AWEA
    and following model of Daikin (three star)
    FTKH50RRVLC

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      FTKH is yet not a 3 star model. Between the hitachi models, RAU318EWEAD and RAU318AWEA are better (more energy efficiency) and you can go for anyone of them. In fact RAU318AWEA would be more feature rich as Kashikoi series is the top end series from Hitachi.

  • Ram

    HI Team,

    Kudos for the great work here.

    My query.

    Place : Chennai

    Room Size : 950 Sqft with only in window.

    Size Calculated : 1 Ton

    Usage : 8 hours daily for 4 months / year

    I already have a Ogeneral ( >15 years ) window AC which has stopped working (beyond repair )now.

    Wanted to buy a new window AC ( installation of Split is difficult because of room design and construction )

    I am open for any model with in 30K budget

    Planning to get it by this weekend. Kindly let me know the model numbers

    Regards
    RaM

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      There are hardly any energy efficient choices in window ACs, especially in the 1 ton range. The list of most efficient 1 ton window AC is given on top of this page. You can go to the section “Top Ten Fixed Speed Air Conditioners” and then Click on: “Click To Expand: Window (<= 1 Ton)" and you will get the list of 1 ton window ACs with their price. Please note that you will spend more on electricity if you choose to go for Window AC.

  • Gaurav Mantri

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thanks for this updated page. It’s been a great help! “Air Conditioner Sizing Calculator for India” works well!..with its help, I’m able to make my option. please suggest best from the option considered on the basis of uses, brand value, durability and all Cu specifications:

    Options: 1 Ton 3 star

    O General ASGA12BMTA 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC: 30376
    Daikin FTC35QRV161 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC: 30060
    Carrier Superia 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC: = 27137
    Hitachi Zunoh 3200f RAU314AWD 1.2 Ton 3 Star Split AC = 30780
    Additional cost for installation ~2.5K.
    Which one would u suggest me to buy! and why? IF any other brand or product you want me to consider, let me know. Please consider Value for Money too :)
    Rgrds

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Of all the models you have listed, Carrier Superia looks most value for money to me. It has the highest energy efficiency ratio (3.3). It is 100% copper (in case you are close to a water body), good brand and certainly the cheapest. It’s cooling capacity is also the highest.

    • Gaurav Mantri

      Thanks Abhishek!

    • bigbyte

      Have a look here too…
      http://www.flipkart.com/hitachi-1-2-tons-5-star-split-ac-copper/p/itmehem3rnezswey?pid=ACNEF7FWBGZ4NTS2

      This is 1.2 ton Hitachi AC with 5 star rating along with Free Installation for ₹31989/-. Nothing beats it if the item is deliverable at your location.

  • Manish

    Hi Abhishek,
    Pls help me out..!
    I require 1.5 ton split Ac for home at Jodhpur Rajasthan. Mostly using in Hot Summer Season. I am confused weather to go for 3 star, 5 star or inverter type. I am prefering copper rather than Aluminium(this makes me hard to short list models as no company clearly mentions material) also because the Air water cooler body gets correded here easily.
    Kindly suggest me between Hitachi, Daikin or Voltas Ac with decent specs and value for money with full copper. My budget is around 33-40 K.

    Also want to know that I had recently bought Daikin FTC50RRV 1.5tn 3star for Mumbai for 33K + 2K for all other expense..was this wise decision..? The dealer said its 100% copper..is it true..? As of cooling, its is excellent and i am satisfied with its functioning.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      HI Manish,

      I would suggest that you use the calculator given above on this page as it can suggest you right size (tonnage) and right star rating (3 star, 5 star or inverter) based on your city, room size, location of the room and your annual hours of usage of AC. The calculator will also tell you the projected annual cost of electricity of using a particular star rating of AC and that can help you make right judgement.

      Between the brands you have mentioned I would suggest going for HItachi or Daikin. In general you will find Daikin cheaper than Hitachi so the most likely brand for you would be Daikin. Daikin has copper condenser.

      Also tariffs in Mumbai are really really high and in most cases we suggest people to go for inverter AC (if usage is more than 900 hrs a year). Without knowing the size of your room and usage of AC, I cannot comment if it was wise decision or not.

    • Manish

      Thanks for reply abhishek..:-)
      I am having daikin… so thinking to go for hitachi this time.. which model is latest and value for money for 1.5 tn. also how is after sales support for hitachi…Also there is voltage fluacting problem in rajasthan..
      So kindly recomend me particular model in hitachi.. in range below 40K

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      I would first suggest that you use the calculator to determine the right star rating. Because if you need BEE 5 star or inverter, then getting a Hitachi model is difficult. You may get a BEE 3 star in Hitachi, but then no point buying a premium brand if it costs in electricity.

      Also Hitachi is a premium brand and most of its models are not really “Value for Money” types. They are most energy efficient and thus more expensive. They are quite durable as well. Their product make is fantastic.

      However, although their product make is fantastic, we have got some negative feedback about their after sales support from some cities. But then many people specifically ask for Hitachi.

    • Manish

      Lots of thanks…-) Kudos for the efforts…
      Your data is very helpful and informative..and its accurate..
      I know it takes hardwork & time for you to reply people..

      Keep going buddy, u r doing great job..!

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      You can use the same calculator given above for your Mumbai room as well.

  • Taufique Ahmed

    Hi Team,
    Please Correct the Power Consumption of Godrej GSC 12 GIG 5 DGOG (Ranked 2) to 512 KwH (NOT 830), Otherwise it would not have ranked as 2 !!!

    Its in Top Ten Inverter Air Conditioners -> Click To Expand: BEE Star Rated (<= 1 Ton)

  • Dr Puja

    Dr Puja • 6 hours ago

    Hello Abhishek

    I need to buy a 1.5 ton 5 star ac.

    Between Whirlpool extreme cool HD 1.5 ton, Lloyd A5LX and Voltas 185 JY which would be preferable?

    Is copper tubing the same as copper condenser?

    In the whirlpool-extreme specs, it says ICT (insulated copper tubing) yet in your list, it was marked as an aluminium condenser…

    Please throw some light

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Dr Puja,

      There are coils in the indoor unit which is called evaporator and then there are coils in outdoor unit which is called condenser. If you look at the specs of the model: http://www.whirlpoolindia.com/air-conditioners/split-ac/1_5-t-3dcool-xtreme-hd-5s

      it says condenser as PFC …. PFC stands for Parallel Flow Condenser, which is made out of aluminium. PFCs are efficient and can improve energy efficiency. And in fact they can be a great option if you are not close to a water body.

      There is some confusion about the data we have on Voltas and it seems Voltas 185 JY has aluminium.

      In that case the only one left with copper is Lloyd A5LX. I think you can go with that. Lloyd is a decent brand.

    • Dr Puja

      Thanks Abhishek!
      I live in a small town near Nagpur so it is not close to the sea. Which one would you have chosen considering the overall features?
      Voltas: plus points: widespread service, easily available parts and good company at par with Whirlpool
      Whirlpool : plus points: 10 year warranty, good efficiency, newer features
      Lloyd: RR410 used, 100% copper

      I’m confused.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      In Nagpur you can easily go for a Whirlpool machine. Their models are quite feature-rich and I think that AC would be good for you. However, tariffs in Maharashtra are quite high. If your usage is high (more than 1300-1400 hrs a year), I would suggest going for an inverter technology air conditioner.

  • mihir pandya

    Hi Abhishek. I have requirement of two split ACS in two rooms. rooms are 10 x 10 x 10 and 10 x 12 x 10 both having 35 sqrt window on West side with direct sunlight. I have used calculator on this site and it recommends 3 star non inverter ac of 1 ton. on other sites like lg, they recommend tonnage of 1.5 so I was a bit confused how much tonnage should I buy. And moreover for moderate usage should I buy non inverter 3 star AC ?

    Afaik if I run my AC for 10 years tw inverter would save me 20000 cash.

    Also should I go for 100% copper brands or aluminium ones. Budget is not an issue but I want value for money according to my requirement. I have looked into lg and probably will look into Panasonic and Lloyd and Samsung. could you please suggest some good brands and models?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Mihir,

      A 1.5 ton AC for 100 sq ft room is gross oversizing in almost every city in the country. Also I guess you live in Mumbai and that is why the calculator recommended you 1 ton AC for 120 sq ft room. But the calculator gives the right calculation as per best of my knowledge.

      As for choice of inverter and 3 star, the calculation that we have put in our calculator suggests a star rating based on payback of 3 years as per current costs of electricity. And certainly you can save a lot more with inverter AC if you take a 10 year period into account. But then that is why we have also given annual electricity costs on the calculator, so that people can make decision accordingly. The number of “3 years” has been accounted based on our experience that it is easier to sell people efficiency when they see a 3 year payback (of the extra money that they pay to buy efficient appliance). It is harder to sell efficiency when the payback is more. But if someone wants to go for more efficient appliance, we are more than happy to suggest it :).

      Do you live close to a water body (sea, river, lake, or a drain)? If yes then 100% copper brands are better. If not then you can certainly go for aluminium one (in fact Samsung and LG have great models with good features).

    • mihir pandya

      Thank you so much Abhishek for the prompt response. You have cleared my doubts around tonnage and type of ac to buy. Great Mods Make Great sites!. Sorry for incomplete information, I live in Ahmedabad and I do not have any water body near me. I am now thinking of buying 1 ton inverter acs for both rooms. My budget upper limit max is 42K. I have few more questions 1) Would aluminium coil survive the monsoon for 10 years? 2) What would be your personal choice with given budget and tonnage 3) I have looked at non-star rated inverter acs and their power consumptions, they seem to be in the range of 900 or greater, 4) I have looked at lg-BSA12MAYD and Daikin-ATKP35RRV16 both of which are 1 ton inverter, which one would you recommend ?. Again thanks! and I love the site!.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Mihir,

      To keep it short, if you want 1 ton inverter AC, my personal choice would be Daikin ATKP35RRV16. It is copper model. That does not mean LG model is bad. It’s just my own personal preference of brands.

  • manoj nair

    HELLO SIR HOW GOOD IS LG LSA5SU5A AC FOR RESIDENTIAL USE

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      It can certainly be used for Residential use.

  • Rajesh

    Hello Sir, Been quite busy touring so didn’t brought the AC and never wrote down anything from earlier discussions and your advise and now had to ask again, hope you wont mind (really sorry about that)

    now I have these 3 MODELs short listed

    Whirlpool 3DCOOL XTREME HD 5S (1.5 T) (EER = 3.62) loaded with so many amazing features costs around 38.5K(local stores) with installation and I so like looks of this AC so am so tempted to buy this one but don’t want to end up paying higher electricity bills (Whirlpool claims this model is better than Inverter ACs)
    Voltas 183V IY 1.5 Ton Inverter (ISEER 3.7) not many feature look wise not so good but its an inverter model with 3Star rating and costs around 41K with installation (only available online) so concern is service.
    and finally pure desi model
    Lloyd LS18VI 1.5 Ton Inverter (ISEER 3.91) but no star rating look wise its good and cant see lot of features but price point is attractive (38-38.5K with installation from local stores) so please suggest. am so tempted for whirlpool although it costs almost 3-5K more than similar 5 Star rated products from other brands but as we all know energy consumption is a concern for everyone, just waiting a final word from you and I will immediately order the one you put your stamp on.
    Again Thank you so much and really appreciate your hard work helping all the ignorant like me. Deciding between above 3 has been bit tough for me so a final word from you would not just help me buy the right AC but to get my peace of mind back. :P Thanks a lot.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello,

      It is certainly difficult to choose amongst the three. But I am one who would always choose efficiency over other features. Amongst the three models you have listed, I would personally prefer going for Voltas 183V IY. Reason being: 1) I think Voltas is a good brand and quite comparable to Whirlpool. 2) It is an inverter tech AC with BEE 3 star rating, which may turn out to be better than most BEE 5 star rated ACs in terms of efficiency. If you want Whirlpool then you may look at Whirlpool Fantasia 1.5 ton inverter AC.

  • bigbyte

    Hi,
    With so much confusion floating around in market and all over internet, today I decided to visit couple of shops to check the availability and actual scene. I would like advise of our expert Abhishek Jain and correct me where I am wrong.
    Before I share my experience in shops, let me tell what I checked. First thing was condenser. There are very few shops that keep condenser for display. Now for condenser we have 3 configurations, 1.copper tube with Aluminum fins, 2. Aluminum tube with Aluminum Fins 3. Aluminum micro channel condenser.
    Now it is my personal view that Aluminum micro channel condenser are best due to most effective and less prone to corrosion (no dissimilar metal) This is most uncommon type of condenser due to manufacturing complexity.
    In tube type of condensers, the fins are made of aluminium ( normally with anti corrosive coating, Blue fin) and tubes are either Aluminum or Copper.
    First I visited a Daikin Solution plaza, so that I can check the Daikin Condenser. I observed the fins, they were Blue fins but the tube inside was White in color giving rise to suspicion that they are aluminum. I asked the shopkeeper and he was unable to give a satisfactory answer. Abhishek, can you tell if copper tube are also coated with some coating in Daikin that makes them look white. I hope I am wrong here.

    My next stop was a LG Brand shop. Now LG is also making 4 star rated Inverter AC’s and also few other AC’s that have good EER. LG also has microchannel condenser , my first choice, and gives 5 year warranty on condenser. So far so good. I then checked indoor unit of LG and found that in indoor unit they are using aluminium alloy tubing. Now while aluminium micro channel condenser are good due to there improved design, the plane aluminium tubing will have low heat transfer properties plus chances of galvanic corrosion due to joint with copper. LG inverter units are imported from Thailand.

    Next in the plan was Panasonic. Panasonic has launched star rated inverter series, the details are there on panasonic website when u download there catalogue and also in today’s edition of Bombay Times. Unfortunately the Panasonic model was not on display, will try tomorrow with a different shop. Panasonic new inverter series are made in Malaysia.

    All Hitachi models are 100% copper, but have heard horror stories with Hitachi installation support.

    If you compare price of star rated inverter AC’s Daikin is probably cheapest.Daikin FTKM model was not available and for FTKP I was able to get a quote of 43000/-. I’ll add more once I explore more.
    Inputs from Abhishek regarding copper tubing in Daikin is required.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      You got it right. Aluminium Micro Channel Condenser or PFC provides much better energy efficiency. Aluminium used as tube will not provide good efficiency as copper is a much better material for heat exchangers than aluminium (just in case of tube and fin).

      From what I know of, Daikin uses copper tubes for heat exchangers. If they use Aluminium, then their energy efficiency will go down. Panasonic has mixed type of condensers, so models have copper and some have aluminium.

      LG and Samsung both use microchannel. LG also has copper models, but Samsungs models are all microchannel.

      The most important thing is to look for corrosion treatment. I think Samsung is doing a good job with their corrosion with their PFC models. But then people are afraid of the word “Aluminium” :)

  • Agnivash Agni

    A big thumbs up to Bijli Bachao Team, the knowledge that you deliver on Appliances is immense. I have a query,

    General ASGA12JGC – 1.0 Ton
    Hitachi Kashikoi 5300i RAU512IWEA – 1.0 Ton

    Which of these two AC have better Electricity Efficiency and Better Cooling Capacity. I have difficulty in comparing both these models because one model is rated under EER and another model is rated under ISEER.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Agnivesh,

      Hitachi Kashikoi 5300i RAU512IWEA has better nominal cooling capacity (3650 watts) as compared to General ASGA12JGC (3500 watts). Even the nominal energy efficiency of Hitachi Kashikoi 5300 (COP of 4.45 W/W) is better than General ASGA12JGC (3.4 W/W). So I would say Hitachi Kashikoi 5300 has better specs.

  • Satish Chaubey

    Dear Abhishek ji, I have selected Hitachi RAU514EUDA AC for my room size of 120 Sq. feet….. while visiting dealer shop, he also suggested to have an idea about similar AC of Toshiba in terms of better quality product than Hitachi…. I have also chosen above model of Hitachi because in addition to various qualities, it is based on R410A refrigerant. Kindly guide me which brand shall be better overall for my requirement.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Chaubey,

      I cannot comment if a 1.2 ton AC is sufficient for your room or not without knowing various parameters that are required to calculate the right size of an AC. I would suggest that you use the calculator given on this page to verify it as it includes all the parameters.

      Also you have chosen a BEE 5 star rated AC. Which is good, but again the choice of star rating depends on the usage of AC in hrs/year. We have included the calculation for star rating in the calculator. Once you input your usage in it, the calculator will suggest the right star rating.

      As for brands, Hitachi is a good brand and so is Toshiba. I would not say that Toshiba is better quality than Hitachi. And in fact if you are looking for energy efficiency (electricity savings) then you will get better options in Hitachi. The bigger challenge with Hitachi is that we have got bad feedback about their post sales service in several cities. But then many people specifically ask for Hitachi ACs.

  • rahul

    How is O General ASGA12BMTA 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC.Is it better than Mitsubishi MS HK 13VA ??????

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Rahul,

      I would suggest that you do not get confused with so many brands else you will never be able to make a selection. You are already looking at top brands and the difference between two models of similar star ratings amongst top brands would not be much.

      Both O general and Mitsubishi are top brands. This comparison is like comparing two similar segment cars from top brands. Each will have its pros and cons, but both are good and there is no glaring point in one to not select it.

    • rahul

      thank u i have bought MS HK13VA

  • Shreyas

    Which one i should but hitachi kashikoi 5400i or daikin ftkm both 1.5 ton

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Purely based on numbers I would say Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i. If I have to apply my subjectivity, I would say Daikin FTKM (but then Daikin’s numbers are not as good as Hitachi Kashikoi).

  • AG

    Hi Abhishek,

    The Panasonic inverter models from this year are not available to compare in your list. Can you please check Panasonic CS-S18SKY model ? They claim ISEER rating of 4.66. I am planning to get this and hope i am not miscalculating this. Can you please check and confirm ? If this is correct then this will come in the top ten on your list.

  • md nazeem

    i mentioned in my earlier post i purchased hitachi 2t split ac 5200f zunoh on 20th april, 2016. was told it would be installed in 2 working days by dial a care. finally technician (neocool system) came and installed it . after 3 days it stopped working . at time of installation i asked why it took them 6 working days when we were told it would take 2 wd and the technician replied we should be thankful since its taking a month to install new acs in hyderabad.
    i placed complaint on 30th april and following it up with calling their dial a care atleast once daily. finally they gave their technician number which i already had and no one picks up the phone.
    called the dial a care number again and told that since hitachi hyderabad have heavy workload it would take them 5 more days to attend to my complaint.
    i have gone thru other unofficial consumer complaints forums and seen the response by many such brand companies like hitachi, samsung to the issues raised by consumers is extremely low (1%).
    voltas stands at 12%.
    im sure not every ones split ac breaksdown but what if someones ac does breakdown, like mine. in 14 days summer time im able to use it for just 3 days and this is summer in telengana where majority of people died of stroke here. isnt it the responsibility of hitachi to hire more people (technicians) rather than make their customers suffer.
    as i have a voltas voltage stabiliser which i purchased from the same dealer and im not sure if its the ac or the stabiliser which is malfunctioning and its under warranty. unfortunately till date no one from voltas have attended the complaint.
    as my secong choice for split ac was voltas 245dy 2t. now one would think that too wouldnt have been a good choice. the voltas cc have provided contact number of their technician at hyderabad which is either switched off or on answering service which finally gets disconnected.
    this is with regards to hitachi and voltas cc and service at hyderabad for ac and ac voltage stabiliser. plz do your homework.

  • AG

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thank you for the detailed and helpful article. I came across the following Panasonic model – CS-YS18RKY when searching for an efficient inverter AC. They claim SEER value of 10.82. This is mentioned in their website and print brochure. This is more than double that of the top hitachi AC mentioned here (Dashiki 5400i). Is the panasonic value correct ? Can you please check this and let me know your recommendation between this Panasonic model and the hitachi?

    • Saurabh

      I also observed the same. Quite curious to know how its calculated. One difference I can see is that other are calling it as ISEER while this is SEER!

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      The difference is in the unit of measurement of EER value. A value in Btu/W-hr is 3.41 times more than the value in W/W. The numbers greater than 9-10 are usually in Btu/W-hr while the numbers less than 5 are in W/W. So to compare apples to apples, you need to divide 10.82 by 3.41. I would say Hitachi Kashikoi model is more energy efficient.

  • biswajyoti dutta

    Hi Abhishek,
    I would like to request you please suggest me which one would be better AC model
    1.HITACHI- RAU318EWEAD
    2.SAMSUNG- AR18KV5 HBTR

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Biswajyoti,

      The Samsung model you have listed is an old model. I think their newer numbers are AR18JV instead of KV. The hitachi inverter AC that you have chosen is BEE 3 star rated. The Samsung models AR18JV would be more energy efficient than HItachi 3 star rated inverter AC.

  • sid

    Hi abishek…thanks for giving grt insight on ac..can u list best 5 star ac only? Budget matters..Siddharth

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Sid,

      The most energy efficient BEE 5 star rated ACs are listed above on this page.

  • Setu

    Hi Abhiskeh,
    Can you please help with below –
    My Requirement – BEE 3 Star; 1.5 ton Split AC, Rare Usage
    Question –
    1. Which one is most recommended – Copper Condenser vs Aluminium Condenser ?
    2. Llyod (Copper) vs Samsung (Copper) ? Would be great if you can recommend few model too.
    Thanks.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Here is my response:

      1) Depends. If you are close to a water body and AC is prone to corrosion, then better go for copper one with corrosion protection. Else even Aluminium is not bad.

      2) I doubt if Samsung has copper models. Lloyd has all copper models. If I have to choose a brand then I would say Samsung. But if you want copper then you may have to go for Lloyd. If usage is rare then you can go for any model with BEE 3 star rating.

  • NIDHIN THOMAS

    Dear Abhishek,

    I am an intern working for a small startup. We would like to buy an inverter AC for a toll booth in Amoli, Rajasthan. The AC will be running for 24 hours without closing one window (as toll payments are to be collected through this window). In this case is it advisable to go for inverter ACs? Can you give a rough estimate for daily power consumption for a 5 star inverter AC (say Hitachi KASHIKOI 5300I RAU512IWEA) and a 5 star split AC (say Hitachi RAU514AWD) so that I can carry out a cost benefit analysis.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Nidhin,

      Hitachi Kashikoi 5300i has max power input of 1250 watts. Hitachi RAU514AWD is a 1.2 ton model with power consumption of 1065 watts. I think 5 star split AC would be better for you.

    • NIDHIN THOMAS

      Dear Abhishek,

      In the article, it’s mentioned that Hitachi Kashikoi 5300i would consume 492 Units for 1600 hours which would correspond to 0.3075 Units/Hr or 7.38 Units/day. I would assume that it would consume more power in this case since one window will remain open all the time. Is there a way to estimate the daily power consumption for both the ACs under the operating conditions mentioned? I’ve read that it’s better to go for Inverter ACs if the usage is more than 1600-1800 hours/year and we would have a usage of more than 6000 hours/year. Do you still think Split ACs will be better for our requirement? If so, can you please explain why? Is it like Inverter ACs won’t have much energy savings over Split ACs if the room is not fully closed?

      Thank You

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Nidhin,

      The numbers for Kashikoi 5300i are in test conditions (ideal ones) where the room is closed and has some amount of insulation. In your case because the window will remain open, then is open exchange of hot air from outside, which means that the compressor will always run at peak capacity. The benefit of inverter AC happens when the room cools down to required temperature and then compressor slows down. But in your case, the only job that the AC is doing is throwing cold air. The temperature of the room will never settle and the compressor will keep running always at peak capacity.

      At peak capacity the power consumption of 5300i 1 ton AC is 1250 watts. So it would consume 1.25 units in an hour. If you go for a fixed speed 1 ton AC of BEE 5 star rating, it’s peak power consumption would be 940 watts or 9.4 units per hour.

      All the benefits of inverter AC that you have read work only when the AC is used in an ideal condition where the room is closed and the temperature settles down. And your understanding is correct, Inverter ACs won’t have much energy savings over split ACs if a) room is not fully closed b) AC is undersized (small AC for big room).

  • Vishal

    Dear Abhishekji,

    Thanks a ton for this info!!
    In one of the replies you told that AC does not take air from outside but only circulates and cools the inside air. Then is there any danger of suffocation, if used for near 8 hrs?

    What is your opinion on Videocon invertor ACs?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      There is no danger of suffocation in 8 hours of usage. You need not worry about that.

      The technical specifications of Videocon Inverter ACs look really good. It’s EER number is really good and it has got BEE 5 star rating now and the model is also all copper. So from specs it looks really good. However I would not rate Videocon as a premium brand. It is a decent economy brand.

  • SAP

    in my room there have 5 ventilators..when i turn on AC it isn’t perfectly cooling…is it problem due to open ventilators??

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      The room should be completely closed for AC to cool well. You should close the ventilators.

    • SAP

      Thnx…but when AC is truned off then after within few minutes the total room temparature is increased…is this reason for the ventilators open????

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      If you keep ventilators open, hot air from outside would come in and heat the room. And that is precisely the reason why AC will have to work more to cool the room as well (thus consuming much more electricity).

    • SAP

      Thankkk uuuu sooooo much for my doubt clearing.. :)

  • rahul

    I am planning to buy a AC but I am bit confused that which one to buy,so I would like to request you to please suggest me any one model from the following and why would you suggest me that particular model.
    ATC35QRV-DAIKIN
    LSA3AT3D-LG
    RAU314AWD-HITACHI

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      RAU314AWD-HITACHI is most energy efficient with EER of 3.26 but even Daikin ATC35 has EER of 3.25 which is not too less.

    • rahul

      Thank u..
      CAN I GO FOR LSA3NP3A , AND DOES IT HAS A (COPPER CONDENSER) OR LG LSA3AT3D WHICH HAS (ALLOY CONDENSER)
      IF I GO FOR ALLOY CONDENSER FOR LG ITS WORTH BUYING IT OR NOT AND SHOPKEEPER ARE SAYING THAT IN TODAY’S WORLD MOST OF THE AC COME WITH ALLOY CONDENSER.SO WHICH ONE TO BUY PLEASE SUGGEST ME

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Rahul,

      You can go for LG LSA3NP3A that has copper condenser.

    • rahul

      can i go for daikin FTC35QRV16. But reviews are not good for daikins as i have seen so what to do..?

    • rahul

      can i go for daikin FTC35QRV16. But reviews are not good for daikins as i have seen so what to do..?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      If you are looking at reviews online, then I would say that you will hardly find a model with any negative reviews. I would suggest you to believe only in those reviews that are left on the ecommerce sites. Do not depend too much on online review sites as people use them as a platform to complain and you will not find any positive review. In general Daikin is a good brand.

    • rahul

      THNX A LOT

    • rahul

      I am buying MITSUBISHI MS-HL13VA 1 TON.IS IT OK ????

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Mitsubishi is a great brand. EER of this model is 3.24 which is not bad. But please note that it has a multi flow condenser which would be Aluminium.

    • rahul

      Sorry it was a mistake I am buying MITSUBISHI MS-HK13VA 1 TON.IS IT OK ???? Hope it has a copper condenser.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      HK series does not have multi channel flow condenser, it is copper.

    • rahul

      thank u so much for clarifying my doubts….

  • avinash

    Hi,

    I need a suggestion, my budget is max 35000 Rs, i want to go for 1 ton AC with copper wiring, with 4/5 star rating, which AC, should i go for

  • akshay shetty

    Hi Abhishek

    First of all, thanks very much for this informative blog! I stay in Versova, Mumbai. i’m looking at buying a 1 ton split inverter ac for my room (as recommended by the calculator). here is the feedback received after speaking to 4-5 different people like ac sales reps to ac service guys & Daikin service center guy:

    1 – The chip which is the main brain of the inverter ac will conk off at some point putting the entire payback calculation for a toss, as replacing the chip will cost another 5k or more. This even the Daikin guy warned me upfront.

    2 – inverter ac servicing is more expensive than your normal fixed speed split ac.

    Hope you can advise on the above two points.

    Also which of the below brands would be more suited for Mumbai weather especially closer to the shore. Do all of them provide blue fin coating? I’m considering 1 of the the following brands.

    Hitachi
    Carrier
    Voltas

    i’m on a tight budget & I know Voltas will be a cost effective option, but hope to buy 1 of the premium brands if possible.

    Please advise. thanks very much!

    Regards,
    Akshay

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Akshay,

      Here is my response:

      1) Agreed that cost of repair is expensive, but did Daikin guy give you reason for failure? Because one you have the reason, you can find solution to protect it. From what I know of, there are two reasons: a) There is a power surge or short circuit that can damage PCB b) The PCB can have corrosion (which can happen in any electronic component that is not protected well). You can always use a surge protector (something that costs just about Rs1000 to protect the AC). For corrosion, brands have started making units with corrosion protection for PCB (blue star is one of them).

      By the way I own an inverter AC in mumbai which is working awesome for last 2.5-3 years. I have friends (again in Mumbai) that own Daikin inverter AC for last 4-5 years without any issues. Thing is, if you know the reason, you can protect the AC for that. Dealers just give blank statements based on what they want to sell and what they don’t want to sell.

      2) For your point no 2, all I can say is that I pay Rs 500 more per year for AMC for my inverter AC as compared to non inverter AC. For me the savings are much more than Rs 500 per year. I would not mind that. But some people may do.

      All 3 brands you have mentioned have copper condenser with blue fin coating (or corrosion protection). All three are good for mumbai weather.

    • akshay shetty

      thanks very much for your insight Abhishek!

      for my 140-150 sq ft bedroom, i’m looking for 1.2 ton inverter. not many brands/ models selling inverter in 1.2.T. Any suggestions in the premium brands?

      Or a 1T is inverter is good enough as the calculator states for my room size? (1 ton if buying an inverter & 1.2 if going for a fixed speed unit)

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Akshay,

      If the calculator suggests 1 ton, then 1 ton inverter AC would be good enough for your room. If you are skeptical then you may go for 1.5 ton inverter AC as well. By the way you can get 1.1 ton inverter AC from Sharp and Voltas. Or 1.3 ton inverter AC from Mitsubishi Electric.

  • I Mallick

    Thanks once again Abhishek for clearing my doubt related to Fridge. I need your another advise related to my air conditioner. I live in Kolkata and in my location (salt Lake) the average electricity unit price is Rs 7/-.
    1. I have one 3 star 1.5T Samsung AC, ran every night for 7-8 hrs. Electricity consumption every night 9-10 units. I used that around 8 months per year. Room size 150sqft, top floor with lot of sunlight throughout the day.

    2. I have another 1.5T AC (no start, 10 year old with reciprocal compressor), ran every night for 5 hrs. Electricity consumption every night 6-7 units. I used that around 4 months per year. Room size 150sqft, top floor with moderate sunlight throughout the day.

    Considering my usage and electricity consumption, did you advise that, I need change them to 5 Star fixed capacity or to Invertor AC. I am not very sure of ROI (return of investment).

    IF you advise to change to Invertor one then which company I should go for. LG & Samsung AC not having copper condenser or pipes and it generally leak within few years.

    Please advice.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Mallick,

      To give you some numbers, the most efficient 1.5 ton inverter AC (Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i) would consume about 0.5 unit per hour. So in 8 hours of usage it would consume 4-5 units of electricity. So in a day you roughly save 5 units of electricity for your room. So in a month you would save 150 units which would be roughly Rs 1000 per month (at Rs 7). In 8 months you would save Rs 8000. A new one would cost Rs 54000 (source Amazon India).

      However, this is for most efficient inverter AC. Other decent ones would consume about 0.7-0.8 units per hour. Hitachi, Daikin, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Electric, Sharp all have quite efficient inverter ACs in copper. Even Voltas has few.

    • I Mallick

      Thanks Abhishek.

  • Satya Prasad

    Hi Abhishek.! I stay in Vijayawada & I am planning to go for a split ac. My usage would be 6-8hrs per day. Based on your suggestion earlier, I had taken Hitachi Kaze Plus couple of years back and the performance is good. But now this model is not available says the retailer, instead Zunoh 3200f (RAU318AWD) is what is available here.
    Hence, kindly request you to suggest me if this model of Hitachi is good to go or would suggest alternate.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      I would suggest that you use the calculator given on this page to check if a BEE 3 star rated AC is good or you should go for a better star rating. If you need BEE 3 star rated AC then Zunoh 3200f is a good mode with good efficiency amongst BEE 3 star raetd ACs.

  • Agarwal

    Hello Abhishek,

    I stay at Jaipur. As per above calculator I found that I need a 1.5 T AC. My Room has direct sunlight on roof.
    Could you please suggest me which product would be better for me? Temperature is about 45-50 and I do not want to go for Voltas. My budget is 35-40 K.

    Thanks in advance.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Agarwal,

      You may look at any of these ACs:

      Godrej GSC 18 FG 6 BOG
      Hitachi RAU518AVD
      Samsung AR18JC5ESLZNNA
      Samsung AR18JC5HATPNNA
      Samsung AR18JC5HBWKNNA
      Samsung AR18JC5TFURNNA
      Lg LSA5AF5D
      Whirlpool 3D COOL PLT V (1.5 T)

      Typically Hitachi and Samsung come with ACs with high Operating Temperature.

  • Sanjay

    how do you rate Godrej GSC18GIG5DGOG Split Inverter AC? Hope it is not a bad deal.

    • Bigbyte

      Its a good ac with PFC. But price is high.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      It’s one of the top most efficient ACs in the market. Certainly not a bad deal.

  • bhavin

    Dear Abhishek Jain Sir,

    I stay at powai, Mumbai, i am in need of 1 ton invertor ac [ 2 in number].
    i am concerned about my budget , anything around 30 -34k would be fine
    Also would require one with least maintenance issues.

    Based on your website,i was considering these aircons

    1] a] Voltas 123 VMY /VEY/ VDYB
    b] Lloyd LS13V1 / LS13GRIX
    c] Daikin FTKP 35PRV16/ Daikin FTKE35GVI [ R22]
    d] Sharp AHX13PET/ AHXP13LV

    Please help me in the selection

    2] Which voltage stabilizer i should opt for?

    3] In which of the above aircons there is all cooper[ coil, condenser and tube]

    Please guide

    Thanks and Regards

    Bhavin

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Bhavin,

      Here is my response:

      1) Daikin FTKP35 or Sharp AHX13PET would be good. Brand wise I would rate Daikin slightly higher than Sharp. But these models are really efficient.

      2) You do not need a voltage stabilizer. Reliance and Tata both have fantastic supply power quality. My own inverter AC in Powai Mumbai has been working awesome for last 3 years without any stabilizer.

      3) All the brands you have listed make all copper models.

  • Patrick Leaney

    Hi Abhishek,

    I have shortlisted the below products. Please help me decide. Now keeping the overall picture in mind (performance, corrosion, humidity, noise level, gas, type of condenser/coil, value for money and overall quality of product etc. etc.) which unit would you recommend for Goa?

    Sansui SSZ55.WS1-MDA

    Lloyd FLS19MR5A

    Lloyd FLS19A5G

    IFB IACS18KA3TGC

    LG LSA5KR5A

    Voltas Premium (1.5T 123 PYa-R)

    Many thanks!

    Cheers,

    Pat

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Pat,

      Amongst the models you have listed, I don’t think Sansui and LG have copper condenser. The brands that will have copper would be Lloyd, IFB and Voltas. From what I have seen, Lloyd typically has thin copper pipes (and I guess that is how they are able to keep the price low). IFB is a good brand for washing machines and dishwashers, but I am not very sure about their ACs. And I have not seen one to comment if they have thick copper pipes or not. Voltas is a great brand. I can easily recommend that. But the model you have listed is not a 1.5 ton AC. Their 123 series are 1 ton BEE 3 star ACs. A 183 series would be 1.5 ton BEE 3 star rated. You can look at these models from Voltas:

      183 CYE
      183 DYA
      183 EY-R
      183 EYI
      183 MYC

    • Patrick Leaney

      Thank you Abhishek.
      Please help me out here. What would be the safe diameter size (mm) to go with? What exactly should I refer at the time I ask the IFB technician with regards to the size of their copper pipes?

      Cheers,

      Pat

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Patrick,

      From thickness I meant the thickness of copper in making the pipes, not really the diameter of the pipe opening. Also the pipes I was talking about are already there in the indoor and outdoor units of an AC. The IFB technician who will come to install the AC in your house would only show you the copper pipe used to connect the indoor and outdoor unit (which is different from those that are inside those units). Also the opening diameter of the connecting pipe is typically specified by the manufacturer. My guess is that the diameter of connecting copper pipe would be about 12-13 mm.

    • Patrick Leaney

      Good morning Mr. Jain:

      Thank you for the above.
      How would you rate the Hitachi RAU514HWDS (1.2 T) for a room size of 155 ft² ? The MRP listed is Rs.33,000.00. This unit is 5 star rated. Would you recommend I go for this this unit keeping in mind the room size, performance/efficiency of the unit or would it be advisable to go in for a Lloyds 1.5 unit within the same price range? However the Lloyds unit will be a 3 star sated. I look forward to your input. Thank you kindly and have a fantastic day!

      Best Regards,

      Pat

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hitachi is a better brand (than Lloyd) and 1.2 Ton AC should work perfectly for a 155 sq ft room in Goa. Given the choice between Hitachi BEE 5 star and Lloyd BEE 3 star, choosing Hitachi BEE 5 star is a no brainer.

    • Patrick Leaney

      Hi Abhishek,

      I do not see Electrolux listed on your comparison/ratings table?

      How would you rate or recommend this brand, particularly the below two models? Or should I stay away from this brand? Looking forward to your expert advice.

      S12E5W

      ES12M5C

      Kind regards,

      Pat

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Electrolux is economy brand not a premium one. Their ACs would not be as durable as those from premium brands. Also their performance will derate faster. If you do not intend to pay more upfront, then you may go for it.

    • Patrick Leaney

      Abhishek –

      I want to thank you for your time, efforts and sincere dedication towards this noble service that you’ve been providing to all out here, much appreciated. I heeded your advise and ended up procuring Hitachi model RAU312HWDS. It’s the basic 3 star rated model. Fingers crossed, lets hope that the performance is seamless.
      The outdoor & indoor unit stand has to be purchased separately. Are you able to point me towards a brand that is of solid metal (GI) that will withstand the salinity in Goa? Thank you once again.

      Kind regards,

      Pat

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      HI Pat,

      Stands are typically locally made. There is no established brand. Your installer would be best to help you find one.

      Do let us know your feedback on the AC.

    • Patrick Leaney

      Hi Abhishek,

      I am reporting back with my first impressions after two days of initial use of Hitachi RAU312HWDS. I bought this from one of the on-line retailers and I must say that their delivery time to Goa was within the time frames that they had listed, so 5 stars for that.

      The condenser/coil etc. is of copper. Overall build and quality is great for the price and brand. I had to buy the stabilizer and the outdoor unit mounting stand. Cooling is very efficient. The outdoor unit is also within acceptable sound limits as claimed by the manufacture. The only big disappointment for me is that this unit does not have digital temperature display on the indoor unit or the remote. I would now need to buy a separate indoor room temperature gauge or do you have a brilliant suggestion on how integrating a digital temp. display? In the US, this is a standard feature on any class, type or brand of AC’s that you buy. Once again, I thank you for your time and helping me make the right choice, this is much appreciated.

      Cheers,

      Pat

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Patrick,

      It is quite strange that the remote also does not have a temperature display. I also have a hitachi, it does not have a display on the indoor unit, but it does show the temperature on the remote control.

      You should call up Hitachi and ask for a remote that has temperature display. I do not think this kind of setup makes sense. They should give temperature display either in indoor unit or on the remote. Mostly all remote controls have it.

      By the way in worst case, if you have a mobile phone with IR blaster, there are several apps on Google Android play store that can work to control the AC. I guess even iPads have it.

    • Patrick Leaney

      Hi Abhisek,

      Hope you are well. Apologies for my delay in reverting back. Indeed, the remote does not display the existing temperature. The only numbers that it will display is the temperature that you set it for. E.g. if you want the room temp at 25 deg. celcius, you can toggle and set the it to the desired number and that’s it. There is no way to tell if the room temperature has reached or touched 25 deg. celsius or not unless you have room thermometer or the app on the cell phone. Is this typical to this model AC? Do we have any other users out here on the forum that have the same issue? Or could it be that they sent me the wrong remote? I know its not a big deal, but I think this would be one of the basic feature of any AC. Please let me know your thoughts. I thank you for your time.

      BRgds,

      Pat

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Pat,

      Most models available in India only show the thermostat temperature or the temperature you set it at. There are very few models that show you room temperature (mostly the ones with ifeel technology). So if the remote does have thermostat temperature then it is like most ACs available in India.

  • asim

    hello
    your ac calculator suggested me a 1.5 ton 5 star fixed speed ac….so i went to local shops in my area and the prices of my shortlisted ac are:
    Hitachi RAU518HWDD – 36000
    BLUE STAR 5HW182ARTX 37500(INSTALLATION FREE)
    GODREJ GSC18FG8 — 36500(INSTALLATION FREE) and
    godrej GSC18GIG5DGOG (inverter)– 44000(INSTALLATION FREE)
    price difference is not as much between non inverter and inverter..
    so which one should i pick?

    • Bigbyte

      Where donyou stay? 44k for Godrej GSC18GIG5DGOG is very good price. Want to know which dealer.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Going for Godrej GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG amongst these would be the best option for you. If you can go for inverter tech AC then that is better.

  • Rao S

    please help me the following model was good to buy. , http://koryoworld.com/list.asp?p=IA Model : KI16KSI12AOINV

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Rao,

      There are a few brands that we do not recommend buying. Koryo is one of them.

  • Nirmal

    Dear Abhishek,

    My budget is 35k and i want a all copper air conditioner 1.5ton with 5star rating. I live in chennai near to costal area. I narrow down to Godrej GSC 18 TSZ 5 RWPT. This has 7years compressor warranty. can you explain what compressor warranty means(will it include indoor and outdoor warranty) Would you suggest any other product for this price. Please advice

    • Nirmal

      Dear team,

      Can anyone help me on this

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Nirmal,

      AC has 3 main components: Condenser, Compressor and Evaporator. Condenser and Evaporator are the heat exchangers. Evaporator are the coils (tubes) that are there in the indoor unit. This part takes the heat from the room when the refrigerant passes through it. The compressor is a motor that compresses the refrigerant. Condenser are the coils (tubes) that are in the outdoor unit. This part throws the heat outside (essentially a heat exchange is done with the air outside in this heat exchanger). Copper or Aluminium is important for heat exchanger coils and not for compressor. Compressor is just a motor.

      Now 7 year compressor warranty means that the motor will be covered for failure for 7 years. But that does not mean that there is warranty on condenser and evaporator. Gas leakages happen when either condenser and evaporator coils corrode.

      You can get good BEE 5 star rated 1.5 ton AC in your budget from Voltas as well. Godrej, Voltas and BlueStar are three brands that you can get in that price range.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      But please note, not all models from Godrej and Blue Star have 100% copper. Voltas has most of its model in copper. But do check for blue fin or gold fin corrosion protection for evaporator/condenser coils.

  • Karthik

    Hi Abhishek

    I have installed Carrier Ester 1.5 tonne 5 star AC for my 160 sq.ft bedroom. The average power consumption was 1 unit per hour and you also confirmed this is normal. There was gas leakage issue with AC and carrier technicians fixed it recently. The service engineer who attended the issue says the unit consumption will be around 0.7 units per hour only – Since there was a gas leakage the outdoor unit was running for a prolonged time and hence it has consumed lot of electricity. But as far as I checked in the internet, the average unit consumption per hour is quoted around 1 unit. Can you please clarify which one is the right consumption ? The power consumption noted in the AC product is 1370 watts.

    Thanks
    Karthik S

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      0.7 units per hour for a 1.5 ton Fixed Speed AC is highly optimistic. Those numbers are real only for good inverter ACs. But not for non-inverter models.

  • Roger Rajendran

    Hi Abhishek,

    please suggest me the best 1.5 ton A/C within 38000 with copper condensor

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Lloyd LS19A5LX

    • Roger Rajendran

      thanks bro,

      Can u just select the best 1.5 ton 3 star A/C within 36k TO 38k with copper condenser among the following brands

      VOLTAS
      LG
      HITACHI

      preferably- decent cooling (minimum usage only), low noise, customer service, and maybe last decent looks

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Here is my response:

      1) I can just suggest based on cooling and energy efficiency. We do not capture information on noise and looks. So I cannot factor those in. Also customer service is more local location based factor and we do not have inputs about the same for every city in the country. So I cannot factor that in as well.

      2) LG mostly uses Aluminium Multi Flow Condenser. So cannot pick that out.

      3) Hitachi is expensive so even BEE 3 star rated ACs are difficult to get in that price range. Best I could find was Hitachi RAU318HWDS for 39K.

      4) In Voltas there would be several models that can fit in your budget. But Voltas 183 ZYA(R ) has the highest cooling capacity. Or you can look at Voltas 183 MYC or 183 MYD or 183 LYA or 183 CYE

  • Kashyap

    Hi Mr.Abhishek,

    I appreciate your interest to consolidate, refine and present the information which is very much useful to everyone and especially for people like me who are looking to buy an AC for the very first time.

    After doing my bit of research online and offline I’ve partially decided to go for LG 1.5T Inverter BSA18IMA. But where as in your list no LG is listed and again I am stuck now. Kindly suggest which brand is good in terms of Energy efficiency, Best cooling and best service network even in remote areas.

    Kindly suggest!

    TIA

    Kashyap.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Kashyap,

      The list on this site has no subjectivity (it is not based on any brand preference). It is based purely on data (collected from BEE and Manufacturers’ websites). If the model does not appear in the list then it means that there are are at least 10 more models that are more energy efficient than that.

      By the way, this LG inverter AC model is a good model. If it gets rated by BEE then it would be BEE 4 star rated. Certainly a good one. You can certainly go for it. LG is a popular brand with large service network.

  • Ranjyot Singh

    sir i want to buy 2 ton split ac…i have shortlisted daikin, hitachi, mitsubishi heavy, mitsubishi electric and o general… electricity consumption is my secondary preference as units are cheap where i live… i want to buy the ac with the fastest cooling… can u pls help me???

  • Durga A

    Hi Team,
    I would like to purchase an Inverter AC of 1.8 to 2 Ton from Daikin. So, can you please help to suggest which model was good as I able to see lot of models but not understanding.
    Thanks & Regards,
    Durga A

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi,

      Daikin FTKM and FTKP series are the most efficient inverter AC series from Daikin. You can go for their 1.8 ton AC from these ranges.

    • Durga A

      Thank Q Abhishek,

      Regards,
      Durga A

  • krishna

    Sir ,i want to buy split ac in the range 30000-35000.Using the calculator i found i would need 1.5 tonAc.could you please suggest a suitable model

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      You may go for Voltas BEE 5 star rated 1.5 ton AC.

  • Anandh Krishna

    Hi,
    Confused between Daikin ATKP50 RRV16 and FTKP50 RRV16. could you help? Also I am not sure if these two are the latest model from Daikin. Please suggest if there are any other model in Daikin that I can prefer.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      These two are latest models from Daikin. From cooling capacity and energy efficiency point of view, both are exactly the same. The difference is only in filters and other features. ATKP has slightly more features than FTKP.

  • Khor Arman

    Many people said INVERTER ACs are not rated with any star ratings.Then why or how are “Hitachi and few other brand Inverter AC’s” officially rated 5 star capacity by IS-EER by BEE ? I am a bit confused.Can a Mod or Admin help me with my doubt. I see Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i is an inverter AC and its officially rated 5Stars by BEE (IS-EER) How come ??

    • Debashish Das

      Thats true that Inverter ACs are not Star ratted but since this year on wards (2016) BEE (Burro of Energy Efficiency) is issuing or certifying Star retings to Inverter ACs. Like Hitachi Kashikoi 5400, 5300, 5200 are Inverter & 5 Star rated. Panasonic S12SKY is an Inverter AC with 5 Star rated.
      Even LG aso got 4.2 Star with Invrter AC.

      Why Inverter ACs are called 60% more efficient than non-inverter ACs is because of Inverter ACs uses Brush-less DC motor and Variable speed DC Motor.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Well it truly depends on what you define as non inverter AC. If you compare inverter AC with BEE 1 or 2 star rated non inverter AC, then it would certainly be 60% or more energy efficient. But if you compare it with BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC, then it would be just about 20% more efficient. Based on research, if you have two ACs with same nominal EER, the inverter AC would be 20% more efficient.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      BEE started rating inverter ACs recently. The standards are very different from Non Inverter AC. You can read more about it on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/iseer-star-labeling-inverter-air-conditioners-india.html

      There are several brands that have BEE 5 star rated inverter AC.

  • rajpal

    Respectable Abhishek Sir,
    Kindly advice to purchase a very economical A.C unit for a study room for my son.

    Loc :NE End, Window 5ft*4ft on eastern side, with the provision ready to fit window type A.C unit.

    BB Calculator recommends:
    Inputs
    Select Your City:Chennai
    Enter Length of Room (in ft):8
    Enter Breadth of Room (in ft):10
    Enter Height of Room (in ft):10
    Check this if the ceiling of the room gets direct sunlight from top during the day:no
    Check this if West, South or South West walls of the room get direct sunlight during the day:no
    Enter Daily Usage in Hours:5
    Enter Number of Months in a Year you will use the AC:4
    Outputs
    Size of Regular AC that you need:0.75 ton
    Size of Inverter AC that you need:0.75 ton
    Recommended Star Rating (For 3 year payback):BEE 3 Star

    Staying in Own 2BHK Apartment(South east end).
    Rest of the rooms have no AC.Adequate ventilation available.

    My affordable budget :Rs 18000 to 28000

    From the 2 set of data available in your bb site, short listed a few models considering EER as given below:

    Brand Model Tonnage Cc (W) Power W ISEER Star type sp/win Price
    Koryo KF14KSIAO093S 0.75 2640 809 3.263288 3 Fixed speed split 20390
    Lloyd LS9A3PN 0.8 2704 812 3.330049 3 Fixed speed split 20990
    Daikin ATC25QRV16 0.75 2500 770 3.246753 3 Fixed speed split 22900
    Daikin DTC25QRV16 0.75 2500 770 3.246753 3 Fixed speed split 22900
    Daikin FTC25QRV16 0.75 2500 770 3.246753 3 Fixed speed split 23899
    Mitsubishi SRK 05 CM 0.5 1465 375 3.906667 5 Fixed speed split 25191
    Onida S093FLT-L 0.8 2810 800 3.5125 3 Fixed speed split 25290
    Onida S093SMH-W 0.8 2810 800 3.5125 3 Fixed speed split 26290

    Brand Type Model EER Tonnage Star Price
    Kenstar SPLIT AIR CONDITIONER KSM35 3.51 1 5 21990
    Lloyd SPLIT AIR CONDITIONER LS9A3PN 3.33 0.8 3 20990
    Haier WINDOW AIR CONDITIONER HW-18CH5CNA 3.31 1.4 5 22500
    Voltas WINDOW AIR CONDITIONER 125 DY 3.31 1 5 22799

    Self is not able to drill down to one best product for a “buy” decision.
    Seeking your expertise opinion & advice.

    Thanking you.
    Regards,
    Rajpal

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      It will be best if you can go for any of the Daikin FTC/DTC/ATC model or Mitsubishi SRK model. Any of these would be the best choice.

      Ideally I do not recommend going for window AC, so I would not suggest you to go for that. If you still do not have any other option than to go for window AC then I would say go for Voltas AC.

  • md nazeem

    dear all. i am here to share my experiences regarding a 2T ac which i purchased on 20th-april. I needed a 2t split for my hall and decided to go with hitachi zunoh 5200f. i purchased it in hyderabad and the dealer and the customer service told me on registering the ac will be installed within 2 days. this has not happened despite numerous requests to customer care nor has their online contact with the management helped. the customer care is so bad they even provided me with their service center number in hyderabad , neocool system. the number which they provided (landline) is wrong and i had to call the customer care again and ask them . it was then they provided me with a cell number.
    although i had another ac (voltas ) in mind i decided to go with samsung 1.5 t for my bedroom and this got installed in 2 days time. im sharing this with other prospective buyers . i too wanted to buy the best rated split ac. but here the most important aspect is the ground reality . we as consumers need prompt service esp since the place where im staying in hyderabad is reeling from severe heat wave.
    if i get it installed thru my own pocket the company might not honoir ant problem which i might encounter so im stuck. its important to do ur homework before buying any ac.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Thanks for sharing your feedback Mr Nazeem. It will certainly help others.

    • md nazeem

      Hello Mr. Abhishek. Ur welcome u have a great site.I bought my samsung refrigerator last year based on this site. M request to bijli bajao team would be apart from providing list of energy efficient electronic appliances would be to have a forum were we as consumers can discuss complaints of diff brands esp relating to their customer care aspect. this is something purely my own fault and I overlooked.
      Thanks.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Thanks for the suggestion Mr Nazeem. We have got several requests for forum. I guess it is high time we get that up and running :).

  • Josephie

    Hi abhisheik
    I thank you for your efforts we canceled Panasonic
    According to the calculations we need 1.5 ton we are planning to buy daikin ftkm25rv16 inverter and the price is 55k should I go with it… Many thanks waiting for your reply ND if not Daikin which model is good in blue star plz reply soon

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Blue Star does not have any inverter AC model which is as efficient as Daikin FTKM. By the way Daikin FTKM25 is a 0.75 ton AC. Their 1.5 ton model would be Daikin FTKM50. You may certainly go for Daikin FTKM series. Other models with similar efficiency would be Hitachi Kashikoi series, or Godrej NXW series.

  • Sivaram

    I have shortlisted these 3 2 Ton Inverter Split Air conditioner O General ASGA24JCC, Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GK24VA & Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i . Suggest which would be energy efficient and long lasting? My room size is 16′ x 16′ x 11′. Does inverter AC prone to more problems than 5 star AC’s? I have read many reviews that inverter AC’s have high failure rate than 5 star AC’s.

  • Dheerendra Jain

    Hello Abhishek,
    Nice to see your comment for buying the AC .I am also planning to purchase an split AC,But i am confused which AC and of which company i need to buy an ac for my flat. i am residing at forth floor of 15 floor building in my own flat ,i have open balconies and the bedroom size is 10*14 fit .Kindly suggest which type and which company ac is suited with my needs economy wise and energy consumption platform.I am go through the market and finding hitachi and daikin having the best ac .daikin having split inverter ac FTKH,FTKP and FTKM series of 1.5 ton which one is best in those.

  • GRK

    Hi,

    I have chosen to go for a 1.5ton inverter AC as suggested by your calculator. The room is well covered on all sides except the back wall which exposed to sunlight.

    Having done my share of research in the market I have shortlisted the following brands.. Trane,Daikin,O General,Hitachi.. apart from these is there any other brand…

    Please suggest the best option.
    Thank you

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      You will find the most energy efficient models in HItachi and Daikin. General and Trane are great and robust brands, but their EER (Energy Efficiency Ratios) do not match those of Hitachi and Daikin.

  • Dawood

    hello sir,

    I am planning to buy an Inverter AC, it is for my mother, she does not like it too chill. I already have an OGENERAL AC for my use, i am pretty satisfied but my mom does not want to invest so much money on AC,.

    We live in Chennai and need recommendation on buying a good inverter AC, we like to save more and does not want to spend much on inverter AC’s… Any good suggestion will definitely be a good help my budget would be around Rs.35000/-

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Dawood,

      As depend on the size of your room and the tonnage of AC it needs. Yoy may get 1 ton inverter AC in your budget, but if in your room you need 1.5 ton then it would not be possible. I would suggest you to use the calculator given above on this page to check the right size that you need for your room.

    • Dawood

      My mother’s room is 10×12. 1 ton is sufficient. Can you suggest me a brand which also has good after sales service records

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Difficult to get a 1 ton inverter AC in 35K. The cheapest I could get was about 36K for Voltas 1 ton inverter AC on Amazon: http://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B00RT2BUS8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=3626&creative=24822&creativeASIN=B00RT2BUS8&linkCode=as2&tag=bijlbach-21

      Lloyd and Onida may be cheaper, but then Voltas is better. You may also go for Lloyd if you want.

  • tony

    hi bro after going through your articles i have decided to buy Whirlpool 3D COOL XTREME HD 5S (1.5 T). From the list of AC availabale in India market article from you site mentions this model having copper coil while the company page says Condenser coil : PFC ?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Tony,

      PFC or Parallel Flow Condenser is Aluminium condenser. We have mentioned copper coil for “3DCOOL HD 5S (1.5 T)” and not for “3DCOOL XTREME HD 5S (1.5 T)”.

  • Jitendra Sharma

    Dear Abhishek,
    I live in Kolkata and planning to Buy Split AC for 120 sq feet room (Top Floor & South West Facing).
    Please advise what capacity should I buy and which brand should I go for considering high EER, brand value, product quality and overall value for money
    My Budget is 30K max.

    Warm Regards
    Jitendra

  • M P Jaisingh

    I am planning to purchase an energy efficient 1.5 ton split AC. I have short listed Daikin FTKH50 Inverter Ac and 5 star rated Carrier Superia AC. What is your advice? I understand that there is an inbuilt stabiliser with the Daikin model. Still, is it necessary to use a 4 KVA (10 Amps) stabiliser with it?
    M P Jaisingh

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      If the AC has in built stabilizer then you need not go for any external stabilizer. FTKH is not a very energy efficient series from Daikin. FTKP is a better one. If the choice is between FTKH and Carrier Superia, then I would say Carrier Superia. If you can go for FTKP then that would be better.

  • Sivaram

    I have shortlisted these 3 2 Ton Inverter Split Air conditioner O General ASGA24JCC, Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GK24VA & Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i . Suggest which would be energy efficient and long lasting? My room size is 16′ x 16′ x 11′. Does inverter AC prone to more problems than 5 star AC’s? I have read many reviews that inverter AC’s have high failure rate than 5 star AC’s.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      O General has very low energy efficiency. I think the Mitsubishi Electric model and Hitachi model that you have chosen have efficiency that is quite close. Both are quite durable. I think you should go for one that provides better support in your city (local dealers can suggest you on that). If you protect your inverter AC from power surges then there should be not problem with them.

    • Sivaram

      Thanks Abhishek Jain for your reply.

  • Lingam

    Hi Team,

    Thanks for your service.

    Could you help me to choose a best 1 ton A/C that satisfies in all parameters?

    There no direct sunlight to the room. Room size is 14*10*10. Its for summer usage only. It is very confusing for me to pick a right one.

    Advise me waiting for your response.

    Thanks in advance.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Lingam,

      Hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU512CWEA) is the most energy efficient 1 ton AC available in market.

  • Debashish

    Hi

    I am Debashish from Bangalore.

    I am looking for a good AC for my home usage. I need a 1 Ton AC as mu room size is 100 sq. feet. I have shortlisted 2 ACs

    1. Hitachi Kashikoi 5300i
    2. Panasonic S12SKY

    Currently in market I found only these 2 brands providing Inverter (Variable Speed type compressor) with BEE 5 Star, ISEER more than 5 Star and cooling Capacity in BTU is >=12000.

    I have referred your site and saw that Godrej model GSC 12 GIG 5 DGOG. Is it an inverter AC?

    Even I saw in the showroom and found Manufacturer has not printed “Inverter” on the Indoor Unit like all other manufacturer have printed. Even I have communicated about this to Godrej Customer care but they are not replying saying this model is Inverter or just an ordinary ON/OFF compressor type but instead of AC motor they have used BLDC Motor.

    About Panasonic new 2016 model (CS-S12SKY) is also a good AC, isn’t it ?

    http://panasoniclifeconditioner.in/product-details.html?CS-S12SKY

    It is an Inverter Compressor with ISEER & BEE 5 star ratted AC with Nanoe-G Air purification system, Blue fin coated Condenser coil, Econavi Dual Sensor etc. Power Consumption 230 to 870 watts.

    Question is:

    Isn’t Panasonic worth to buy as it is not mentioned in the Top Ten Inverter Air Conditioners in your web ?

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Godrej Model is certainly an inverter AC. You can check it here: http://www.godrejappliances.com/GodrejAppliances/product.aspx?id=6&menuid=346&catid=92&subcatid=122&subsubcatid=736

      It is part of their NXW series.

      As for panasonic model, interestingly it still does not appear on BEE’s list of star rated inverter ACs (www.beestarlabel.com). May be BEE is slow in updating its data. But comparing specs, I feel that Hitachi 5300i is better. It has more nominal cooling capacity with lesser nominal power consumption.

      Otherwise Panasonic is a good buy in general.

    • bigbyte

      Did you find any Panasonic Star rated Inverter AC available in market? Problem is that companies advertise these on their website but it is nearly impossible to actually get it in market. Same is the case with Daikin’s FTKM series, nearly half the summer is over but none of the Daikin dealer are ready to committ any date of delivery for this model.

    • Debashish Das

      This year even Bangalore is too hot and now we’re thinking to install AC in home. April has almost gone and hardly another 15/20 days summer be there in May. But the AC manufacturer like Hitachi, Daikin, Panasonic etc. they are just advertising in the Poster in TV and web but not supplying their stocks to store. I am not in a mood to buy conventional AC like Samsung, LG, Voltas etc.

      Does Godrej’s new NXW series ACs are Inverter compressor ?
      Why they did not print “DC Inverter” on the Indoor unit cabinet ? I really doubt, I assume they are like Fixed speed or On/OFF type compressor but instead of using AC motor they are using DC Motor (BLDC) and they are saying Inverter Technology Compressor.

      Feel difference “Inverter Technology Compressor” and “Inverter Compressor” ! Godrej is saying Inverter Technology Compressor.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Godrej NXW series are inverter compressor ACs. There is no difference in “Inverter Technology Compressor” and “Inverter Compressor”.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      This certainly is a big challenge.

  • GAURAV SEHRA

    sir are godrej gsc 18 fga 5 wog 5 star ac models are efficient in cooling

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Gaurav,

      The EER of this model is 3.55 which is good. It has PCF which is aluminium condenser. It also uses R290 which is highly energy efficient, but is similar to LPG (so it is flammable).

  • shreya

    hi sir,
    which ac is good hitachi 3 star interverter model or voltas inverter model or hitach 5 star rated one??

  • Ashish Lambat

    hi Sir,
    I bought 1.5 ton bluestar 5CNHWPAFU inverter ac with 4.75 ISEER and 5 star rating in inverter model…very good performance and energy efficient….why bluestar is not in your list…..@ 49000 with installation

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Blue Star is not there in BEE’s official online list yet and that is why it is not there on our list: https://www.beestarlabel.com/SearchCompare/Searchandcompare ….. as for star ratings, we trust BEE’s list more than what the manufacturers mention.

  • mukesh

    I want to buy hitachi kashikoi 5400 I 1.5 Ton invertor ac

  • Suri

    I wanna buy a 1/1.5 ton
    Split AC within range of 40000.can u recommend me some ?

  • sunil

    hlo sir plz hlp me i am looking for 3 star 1.5 ac which company model is best for me my budget is 38000.rply plzz

  • Sumit

    Hi, i am looking for a ac , my locality is very hot near about 45 degree c, my room size is 10x12x11, which one is better for me, is carrier ac is good?

  • Gurpreet Singh Bindra

    I want to purchase 1.5 ton inverter ac with best cooling performance, efficiency & build quality for long life. Please suggest I am confused between hitachi , o general , Daikin & Mitsubishi heavy

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Brand wise all of the brands you have listed have good quality. In fact O General and MHI would be most robust (not that Hitachi and Daikin would be bad). But the most energy efficient models you would get in Hitachi. Daikin and MHI would be equivalent in efficiency. General is lower on efficiency a bit. So if you want everything, then MHI would be a good choice. But if energy efficiency is your top priority, then Hitachi or may be Daikin would be good. Make sure that the brand has good service in your area.

    • Gurpreet Singh Bindra

      Which Mhii inverter model you suggest?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      MHI has only one model SRK18YL-S

    • Gurpreet Singh Bindra

      Is hitachi kashikoi 5400i is equivalent to cooling performance and build quality of Mhii inverter ac?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      The rated cooling capacity of both the models (KAshikoi 5400i and MHI model) is the same. So cooling performance would be same. Energy efficiency of Hitachi Kashikoi model is much higher, so it will consume much less electricity to deliver same cooling performance. Build wise MHI would be marginally better than Hitachi.

  • Aditya Khandale

    Hi Abhishek,

    I have narrowed down to 1.5 ton 3 star 183 SY Voltas AC and 1 ton 5 star 125 MY as I want to buy 2 AC’s based on the availability in my locality.
    Are the models good what would you suggest?
    Kind Regards,
    Aditya

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Voltas as a brand is really good. It has copper condensers. But in general we have observed that within a star rating (3 star or 5 star), their energy efficiency is on the lower side. Each Star rating is a range of energy efficiency. A BEE 5 star rating is given to a model that has EER of 3.5 and above. Models from Hitachi, etch would have EER of 3.8-3.9 … but Voltas would be 3.51 (which is just bare minimum to be rated as BEE 5 star). But then they are not too expensive as well. So that is where they compensate. And most people just look at star rating and do not know much about EER. So people feel that they are getting equally efficient AC at a cheaper rate.

  • Atul Bhanot

    hi Team,
    I want to buy 1.5 ton split A.C and i am really confused between O General and Mitsubishi heavy A.C . Can you please suggest me which one would be a better choice considering their durability and cooling efficiency . I bought a Voltas A.c a couple of years back and i’m not much satisfied with it’s cooling and build quality . I have considered buying ogeneral ASGA18FTTA model or ASGA18FETA model . If u can suggest me a better choice it would be of a great help to me. I can also consider other brands if you suggest me a good one.
    looking forward to hearing from you ASAP
    Thanks.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      OGeneral and MHI both are quite robust and have good build quality. Energy efficiency is better in MHI. So I would suggest that you go for MHI models. Rest you can calculate the required star rating using the calculator above.

    • Atul Bhanot

      Thanks for such a helpful feed back . I would really appriciate if you can let know some of the good models from MHI which i can consider.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      MHI SRK18YL- S would be their best 1.5 ton AC.

  • Simran

    Sir
    1.5ton split ac among general ,carrier ,mistubishi electric or heavy industry, daikin or hitachi
    Which in best in cooling power consumption and for years

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      These all are good brands. Hitachi Kahsikoi 5400i model is the most energy efficient AC model being sold in India.

  • karthick asokan

    Sir, Thank you so much for you valuable inputs. Is there any mosquito repellent Acs ? Are the really effective ?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      LG does sell models with mosquito repellant. What I have seen is that mosquitoes thrive in hot and humid climate. They are generally less in a cold air conditioned room.

  • Saurabh Rana

    hello Abhishek,

    Thanks for your suggestions. i am planing to purchase a AC with inverter tech i lives in ghaziabad electricity tripping is too much kindly suggest which brand & model u ll suggest for me.

  • SURESH

    hi

  • sajith

    sir

    please suggest me which ac better voltas 123ex 1 ton or panasonic yc12rky3 1 ton. both are 3star. please help me to choose one. location bangalore. 10 X 11 feet room. not the top most floor.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      To check the size, I would suggest that you use the calculator above.

  • sajith

    sir
    please suggest me which ac better voltas 123ex 1 ton or panasonic yc12rky3 1 ton. both are 3star. please help me to choose one

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Panasonic model is more energy efficient. Brand wise both are good. Just check in your locality which one has better service.

  • Unni

    HI Abhishek

    Your review has been good

    Could you please help me to pick the best one the list below. these are the models available in our area at the moment
    Room size is 180 sqft, and will be using 5-6 hrs daily. and would like to go for copper one

    godrej gsc 18 fga5 wog 5 star
    Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star 183 SY
    daikin 1.5 ton 3 star
    carrier CACS18SU3C3 1.5 ton 3 star

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      You can check the calculator above to see if 1.5 ton is sufficient for your room or not. If you were fine with Aluminium then Godrej model is the most efficient. Otherwise if you want copper then I would suggest Daikin 3 star model.

    • Unni

      I am looking for copper model . and how about godrej 1.5 gsc 18 npz rwou model ? found a better deal.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      This model has EER of 3.1 which is still low compared to the Daikin model.

    • satyajit

      how do i distinguish between copper ac and alloy ac . kindly let me know which brands only make copper ac. in 1.5 tons

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Copper and Alloy are the same thing. You should look at the type of condenser, if it is Parallel Flow Condenser (PFC) or Multi Channel Flow Condenser then it is alluminium. If it has tube and fins, then it is copper.

      Hitachi, Daikin, General, Mitusbishi Heavy, Voltas (99%), Lloyd, Videocon (99%) are brands that mostly make copper condenser. Rest all have mix of copper and aluminium. Samsung and LG have mostly aluminium.

  • Venkatesh

    Sir I want to know the difference between hitachi KASHIKOI 3200I (RAU312AWEA) and hitachi TOUSHI PRO 3200I (RAU312KWEA) which one is best both are inverter model 3 star rating but the price is difference kashikoi model is 2500 rupees greater than toushi model so I little bit confused so tell what can I do and which one is suit for me kindly need your answer sir

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      HI Venkatesh,

      Kashikoi model has extra sensors to optimize cooling and energy consumption when people in the room are sleeping. That makes it a bit more energy efficient at night. And that is why it is expensive.

  • Aditya Khandale

    Hi Abhishek,
    Firstly thank you for all the valuable information which you are providing. When I got down to research for buying an AC I got more confused but thanks to this forum which cleared most of my doubts. However I still need your help here as I have few concerns.
    I have finally zeroed down to voltas and have to buy 2 AC’s One with 1.5 ton and other with 1 ton both having 5 star ratings. Also AC’s with copper condenser. In your other reviews you have mentioned that all voltas AC’s are with copper condenser however when I checked in Vijay sales a model having 5 star with 1.5 ton AC was having Alloy condenser. Hence request you to please help me in suggesting the models with the said requirement. Also budget for 1.5 ton is 35K+/- and 1 ton 30K+/-
    Best Regards,
    Aditya

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Alloy condenser is copper condenser.

    • Aditya Khandale

      thanks abhishek :)

  • md nazeem

    anyone has idea abt the customer care for hitachi split ac in hyderabad. is their service prompt . i am asking this as even on their dealer page many phone numbers are wrong and their live chat service doesnt work even during working hours. will their after sales service be the same?

  • Prateek Kabra

    Which ac is best in 1.5 ton can you please suggest me i am confused between samsung Lloyd lg voltas…..shopkeeper says samsung is much better than lg and Volta for residential and therefore i am very confused.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Samsung and LG would have the most energy efficient models amongst the brands you have mentioned. But they would be multijet which would be aluminium condenser. Voltas and Lloyd would have copper condenser. If you are not near a water body, LG and Samsung would work great.

  • Jaydeep

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am Planning to Purchase Lloyd LS19A3GR model, Give some review for the same AC.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Lloyd is a decent brand. They have all copper models. This AC is BEE 3 star with EER of 3.24 with R410A gas.

  • Kshitij Aggarwal

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am planning to buy 3 ACs for my home in Delhi:
    1 Split ACs (Inverter with high energy rating) for a room 20X10X10ft approx
    2 window ACs (Inverter with high energy rating) for two rooms of 10X10X10ft each

    It would be great if you suggest best models based on efficiency, reliability, smooth functioning and after sales support.

    Thanks.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Aggarwal,

      I would strongly suggest that you look at Calculator, FAQ and list of top ACs on this link on our website: http://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

      It will help you choose the right size, right star rating and right model/brand of AC for your room.

      You can also look at our database of all ACs available in market on this link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/research/list-air-conditioners-available-indian-market.html

      You can use the filters on the table on this page to filter out models as per your budget.

      As for brand, I would suggest that you look at our perception of various brands on these two links:

      http://www.bijlibachao.com/general-tips/brand-analysis-which-is-the-best-brand-to-buy.html

      http://www.bijlibachao.com/sp_faq/which-brand-is-good

    • Kshitij Aggarwal

      Thanks Abhishek for the guidance. After making the calculations with the provided tool, I went to various dealers but most of them did not have 2T inverter model available. Only one dealer had the following in stock:

      Samsung AR24KV5HBWK 2 Tonn @ ₹51000
      Samsung (Triangle Design) AR24KV5NBWK 2 Tonn @ ₹59800
      Hitachi RAU324AWEA 2 Tonn @ ₹54000
      Daikin FTKH60R161 1.8 Tonn (I am not sure if I noted the correct model number) @ ₹53000

      Also, the dealer agreed to reduce the price once I finalise the model and in addition would buyback my 13 year old Samsung split 1.5 Tonn AC for ₹3500. Out of these four I am inclined towards Hitachi for my room 20ftX10ftX10ft. Please let me know if it is a reasonable deal.

      For 1 tonn machines in another two rooms of 10ftX10ftX10ft each I was thinking to go for Hitachi 511 KUD @ 25000 or Hitachi 311 KUD @ ₹22800 but spilt ACs would be easier to install given the building structure and house location at 2nd floor. The dealer suggested Samsung AR12KV5HBTR @ ₹37,200 and Godrej 18TSZ5 @ ₹34000. This seems out of budget for me as I was planning the amount to not cross 1L for all three machines. Please suggest any alternatives to the models suggested by the dealer. Also, does going for inverter AC for 10ftX10ftX10ft room (with 4-5 hrs per night usage at max.) makes little sense?

      Once again thanks a lot for your advice.

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Amongst the 2 ton models you have listed. Samsung (Triangle Design) AR24KV5NBWK 2 Tonn is the most energy efficient. I would not suggest going for Daikin FTKH series as it is not very efficient. The other two models (Samsung AR24KV5HBWK and Hitachi RAU324AWEA) would have similar efficiency. As for the smaller room I think 0.75 ton inverter AC would be good enough for it. Bluestar CNHW09CAF ( http://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B00U24Z0XG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=3626&creative=24822&creativeASIN=B00U24Z0XG&linkCode=as2&tag=bijlbach-21 ) …. else you can go for 1 ton AC that fits in your budget. I would suggest using our calculator to check the right star rating based on your city, room size and usage.

    • Kshitij Aggarwal

      Thanks Abhishek.
      I think Hitachi would be better since it has copper coils (Samsung would have aluminium coils since similar previous models mention it) and would mean low cost in case of any problem in future. Thank you for your valuable advice.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      There is no inverter technology in Window ACs. In fact Window ACs have the oldest technology and Manufacturers are trying to phase them out. You won’t even get high efficiency ACs in window.

  • Aditya Khandale

    Hi Abhishek,

    Firstly thank you for this extensive knowledge and material which you are sharing. When i got down for my research about AC’s, I actually gor more confused. So finally i stumbled upon this site and got to know many more things but still I have to clear doubts hence asking you the questions.

    I want to buy 2 Split Ac’s one 1 ton and other 1.5 ton both in 5 star rating category. I have also zeroed down on voltas (please suggest if you think of any other than voltas). Also i want it to be copper condenser. When i researched it is even more confusing, it says pre coated aluminium fins. Not sure which are copper and which are aluminium.

    Could you please help me in deciding a good ac with copper coils in voltas budget around 35K +/- in 1.5 ton and 30k +/- in 1 ton in 5 star rating for both. Looking forward for your reply.

    Thanks
    Aditya

  • md nazeem

    i would like to purchase a 2t split fixed speed ac. i have narrowed it down to voltas 245 dy and hitachi rau 524avd. but there is a price difference of approx 5,000. i wanted to know if there is any particular reason for this huge diff in the price. i stay in hyderabad and the cost of voltas is 45-46,000 whereas hitach model costs around 51500.
    how is the difference in performance b/w these 2 acs. i have seen tht both are 5 star acs and the cooling of hitachi is slightly higher and slightly better eer . any inputs on this is appreciated.
    thanks.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hitachi is a Japanese brand, known for reliability and durability. Voltas is a brand by Tata. Even in cars, you know the reason why a Toyota or a Honda is more pricey than Tata cars. Same is over here. Efficiency wise Hitachi model is just 2-3% more energy efficient. Hitachi has low derating (periodic decrease in energy efficiency). Hitachi would have slightly more reliability and durability. But if cost is a concern then you may go for Voltas as even Voltas is a good brand I would say.

    • md nazeem

      thanks for ur input abhishek.

  • Deepak

    Hi Abhishek, i had written earlier too, would highly appreciate if you could help me in deciding a 1.5 t 5star ac for my residence. Have zeroed down on Whirlpool 3D Kool. My query is regarding the brand, build quality of whirlpool ac’s and after sales service. Look forward to hearing from you.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      I have personally used Whirlpool in the past. They are a great brand. I never had any bad experience with it. But service is very location specific. It is also person dependent. If the technician assigned to you does not turn out good then you cannot do much. So it all depends. I never had bad experience with Whirlpool and they do make good products.

  • Aritra Saha

    Hi Abhishek,

    First of all I would like to thank you for sharing so much knowledge about Air Conditioners.
    I am from Kolkata. After doing some research about inverter ACs and looking at he top 10 list above I am really inclined towards Daikin FTKM/ATKM/DTKM models . But unfortunately this model is unavailable in Kolkata right now. Visited a lot of stores and some recommended for Carrier Superia Inverter AC . This AC has some really cool feature like FOLLOW ME (When this feature gets activated the room sensor of air conditioner gets replaced by the inbuilt room sensor of remote control. Hence, the air conditioner will control the room temperature based on the temperature around the remote control.)
    But I didn’t find the COP / EER of this anywhere. Is this model better than Daikin FTKP/ FTKH models in terms of energy efficiency ?
    Another question is do Daikin indoor units have temperature display on them ?

    I am really confused should I go for this Carrier inverter AC ? (there are some really negative user reviews over shopping sites, as they say Carrier is a failure in inverter AC segment).

    Many thanks in advance.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Aritra,

      Daikin FTKH is not very energy efficient. And I would say the same for Carrier Superia (their specs are on this pdf: http://carriermideaindia.com/downloads/carrier-ac-catlogue.pdf ). Daikin FTKP is a great model. I think you can go for it for sure.

    • Aritra Saha

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for your quick reply.
      I spoke with local Daikin Solution Plaza here and they said that they have a newer model FTKC (standard inverter model from Thailand).
      I found out that FTKC has better COP(3.6 > 3.46) than FTKP model, also has better looks.

      Should I go for FTKC instead of FTKP ? My concern is since FTKC is Thai model I might face problem in future because of unavailability of Thailand based parts in case the AC gets damaged.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      FTKC is also equally good. You can certainly go for it. I don’t think they would have issues with parts.

  • Ashwin Kumar

    Hello Abhishek Jain
    We live in hyderabad in apartments on top floor where we get direct sunlight
    according to the calculator it shows us to buy 1 ton ac
    Accordingly we tried to get hitachi kashikoi 54oo / 5300 acs in hyderabad
    unfortunately they donot have new model acs in hyderabad they have only last year models
    I missed an opportunity when hitachi was selling their acs directly from their eshop website of 1 ton kashikoi 5400/5300 before we took a decision
    now they are not selling 1 ton acs online
    since they are not available i was looking for your last year recommended models but was unable to find them in this post’s comments section where i asked you a query last year and u recommended some particular models
    can u pls repost those list of last year ac models so that i can look into them and buy them because i want to go only for either hitachi or daikin (inverter only)
    daikin models are quite confusing as to their naming to select one

    another query
    some of my relatives friend who is a dealer in acs suggested mitsubishi MSGK13VA for 38800 plus installation and delivery charges
    i could not find out whether it is an inverter ac or not
    if not the price seems to be a little higher also considering we know him personally he may reduce the price a little bit
    should we go for this model ?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Mitsubishi MS-GK13VA is a BEE 5 star rated fixed speed AC. It is not an inverter technology air conditioner. You can also consider Daikin FTKM35/DTKM35/ATKM35 or Daikin FTKP35/DTKP35/ATKP35. If you want Mitsubishi then Mitsubishi Heavy model SRK13YL-S is also highly energy efficient (better than Daikin models).

  • Ram

    Hello Abhishek,
    As per the calculator, I need a 1.2 tonne split AC for one room and 1 tonne split for other. Could you please suggest the best models for less than 35K. I live in Nashik. Thanks:)

  • vishal

    hello sir will I help me ….we had 10×10 bedroom so which a.c. should we bought which has a good low electricity consumption….we had choices Lloyds 1 ton ac 5 star or other please Guide us.. usage of a.c. is more than 13 hrs /day.

  • Kumar

    Hi Abhishek,
    Thanks for your blog and providing valuable information. I was looking for inverter split AC 1 ton, dealer said only daikin DTKP35QRV16 model available with price 42K.
    Could you please let me know how this particular model ? Does it worth to spend 42K for daikin DTKP35QRV16? model ?
    It would be really great if you could provide any feedback on this model

    thanks,
    Kumar

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Daikin DTKP is a great model and absolutely value for money.

    • kumar

      thanks abhishek

  • Hemanth

    Does inverter ac really need a stabilizer.

  • NARSING RAO Dasi

    Purchased blue star inverter type ac cool only, what is it rating etc.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Blue star has not got a BEE star rating for any of its inverter AC models yet.

  • Hemanth

    Abhishek,can u please tell me about Godrej GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG condenser and is there any completes about this ac.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      I have not heard of any complaints for this AC. This AC is BEE 5 star rated inverter AC model from Godrej. It uses PFC condenser which is aluminium. But it is provided with corrosion protection and godrej gives 5 years warranty on the condenser. The model uses R290 gas.

  • Hemanth

    I am planning to buy godrej GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG inverter ac.Does this one really need a stabilizer.

  • Rahul Kansara

    Which Brand split inverter AC is the best to buy for home user, factors considering longevity and low maintenance?
    Hitachi, o general, daikin or mitsubish

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      All the brands you have mentioned are highly durable. Hitachi, Daikin, Mitsubishi have high energy efficiency models. You can go for anyone of them which provides better service in your area.

  • ravi

    Sir, why Hitachi ac having more consumer complaints about service after sales, plz suggest good Ac after sales@ Hyderabad, 1 ton inverter split Ac, cost around 45k to50k

  • pawan sharma

    Hi Abhishek,
    I’m looking to buy a window ac. From your calculator and EER data, I’m considering between Hitachi RAW511KUD and BlueStar 5W12GA models. Which one would have good anti-corrosion condenser ? If there’s any other model which has very strong anti-corrosion condenser do let me know.
    Thanks,

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Both Hitachi and Blue Star have anti corrosion coating. Hitachi window ACs models are more energy efficient.

  • Rizwan

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am Looking for a Decent AC and below are room dimensions

    Room Size:14’9”*13′

    Height Of Room:10- 11 feet

    City:Hyderabad

    Floor:Top Floor(5th floor which is last floor)

    Sunlight Direction:West

    Windows Direction:South & West(2 windows)

    NO.Of People occupying:2

    NO.Of lights:1

    with the above dimensions I have used bijlibachao calculator which suggests

    Size of Regular AC that I need:1.75 ton

    Size of Inverter AC that I need:1.8 ton

    but the above suggestion would be too expensive for me if I go for 1.75 ton regular 5 star AC

    My Requirements and Budget is mentioned below:

    1. 1/1.2Tonn Split AC, BEE 5 Star rated non inverter AC or Inverter AC with Decent EER?

    2. With Copper Coils

    3. With Corrosion Protection Technology

    4.Usage is Between 600-700 hours in a year

    5. Good After Sales service and support in Hyderabad.

    6. Budget : 35000-45000 INR.

    Request your advise in choosing Good Brand AC with above requirements, Would be thankful if you can suggest me few options with the above requirements

    Thanks In Advance

  • Abhinav

    I want a 2.0 ton split hot and cold ac. What are your suggestions? I live in a small town where not all brnds are available. I have shortlisted between o,general and Hitachi. Which is better?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hitachi has more energy efficient models.

  • Krishnamohan

    Hi Abhishek Ji, I am from Hyderabad. Our master bed room dimensions are (12(L)x 12(B)x 12(H)). I have Godrej split ac (1.5T, bought in 2007) which used to be excellent is having some problem from the time we have shifted. Please suggest me a very good AC to fit our room and should be energy saving also. I can afford up to 40K max. Thank you.

  • Mallikharjuna

    Hi
    Iam living in Ongole is a costal area and sea is 15 km away from my town and my room messurements are 12.5* 12 ft and my budget is 30k for 1.5 ton split invterter 5 star rating a.c can you please suggest me any good and trusted braded acs thanks

  • Venkatesh

    Sir first I thank for your kind help for selecting correct split ac today I see two models in hitachi 1 ton inverter 312AWEABUT 3 star price 44000 and hitachi 518AVD 1.5 ton 5 star price 47000 dealer say u can buy inverter model but my budget is 40000 I am little bit confused extra 4000 only if I get best in class that amount is doesn’t matter please tell your valuable comments otherwise any other model is best for me my room square feet is 140 I am waiting for your valuable comments and what is the difference between inverter 5 star and 3 star thank you

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Venkatesh,

      I would suggest you to use the calculator given above on this page. It takes in following inputs: City, Rooms Size, Room Location, Your annual usage. It then calculates the tonnage required for your room, suggested type of AC (inverter/non inverter), and gives an approximate calculation of annual electricity consumption and electricity costs that you would have to pay (based on cost of electricity in your city).

      However, to add to the comment, a BEE 3 star rated inverter AC would just be marginally better than BEE 5 star rated fixed speed AC. And if you are getting an inverter AC cheaper than BEE 5 star rated fixed speed AC then I think it would be better. Inverter ACs are certainly much better.

  • ash

    Dear Abhishek

    I live in chennai. Since we live very close to the beach, the coils of our window ac took a beating since it did not have any anti corrossion coating.Now i have decided to go in for a 1 ton inverter ac.
    I have shortlisted two. They are Voltas 123V MY and LLoydLS13VI. Their price tag is 31K. Do both of them have anti corossion coating? In this range (around 30K), are they my best choices?
    Kindly advice

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      In around 30K, those are the best that you can get. I would rate Voltas as a brand higher compared to Lloyd.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Voltas does have corrosion protection.

  • NARSING RAO Dasi

    interested to buy 3 star inventor ac around 45 k with low maintenance cost yearly, please suggest one

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Try models from Voltas.

  • Aanand P

    sir,
    as per the tonnage calculator the suggestion was to go for 1T for 1 room and 0.75T for the second room. Dealer was telling me that Daikin 0.75T was not readily available and difficult to get in Chennai. So i have gone for both 1T Daikin inverter ac ATKP35RRV16. By using 1T in second room, will the purpose of installing an inverter ac is defeated?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Oversizing inverter AC is not a problem at all. In fact it is better. So there should be no issues at all. Oversizing is a problem with fixed speed ACs.

  • Sunny Singh

    Hello Sir,

    I stay in Coastal area and the calculator says I need 1 ton AC for my bedroom. My friend has suggested LS13A3LP model of LLOYD AC. He takes care of servicing as well. Can you please let me know if I should go for this? I will be using AC at least 4 months in a year, and at least 6 hours in that period. Eagerly awaiting your reply

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Sunny,

      I would suggest to use the calculator above to figure out if 1 ton AC with BEE 3 star rating would be suitable for you or not. I cannot comment on that because to figure out the right size and star rating, one needs to know the city (as it helps find the cost of electricity), size of the room and location of the room to find the right size. And the calculator does that properly. It takes in the size of your room, city, usage, etc and suggests you right tonnage and star rating (based on all the factors mentioned above). It will also tell you the approximate cost of electricity that you would pay per year if you use a specific tonnage and star rating.

      As for Lloyd. It is a budget brand (just like Micromax in phones). Its specs are good, but I would not rate it high on reliability (other brands have better make). But then those brands are expensive and so it depends a lot on your budget and your need.

  • Devendra

    Hi Abhishesk, How about WALL MOUNTED TYPE, INVERTER, R410A, FTXR SERIES (HEAT PUMP) this model from DAIKIN? I am looking for bedroom 100-125 size.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Well it is a Hot and Cold Inverter AC. Highly energy efficient and Daikin is a great brand. If you want to buy an AC that can heat the room in winters, then it would be a good buy. Heat pump ACs are good for locations with extreme cold climate in winters. They are especially quite useful to replace room heaters as they provide more comfort with much lesser cost. But if you are not using room heaters, then you would be adding room heating usage in winters (or if you do not need room heating in winters, then you do not need to but a hot and cold AC).

  • Senthil Kumar

    Hi! I live in Chennai. I would like to fix a 2 ton split AC in the living room. Currently I am using Daikin 1.5 ton in three bed rooms. I’ve no problem in the past two years. But I heard that there are some issues in Daikin AC 2 ton capacity.So i have a hesitation in going for Daikin split AC 2 ton.
    Pl. suggest a good brand and model of 2 ton AC to be fitted in living room.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      I have not heard of any complaints for Daikin’s 2 ton AC. This is the first time I am hearing anything like this. You can look at the list of top ten ACs mentioned above and can select 2 ton list in the same.

  • Sarfaraz

    Thank you Abhishek,

    1) I enquired regarding LG ACs and it seems not all models of LG have Copper Condenser. The only one I could find was LSA5SU3A. Please advise if this is correct. Also, please confirm if this would be a better option than LSA5NP3A1, which is a non-Copper condenser unit.

    2) Whats the diff between ATC and DTC series of Daikin. Which one is better? Is Daiking better option than LG?

    Regards,

    Sarfaraz

    • Sarfaraz

      Also, I have been told by the dealer that LSA5NP3A1 has Alloy condenser and not Alluminium. If it’s true, what diff does it make? Is is any beneficial than Copper? Thank you !

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Alloy is typically used for copper condenser.

  • Saurabh Tiwari

    hi Sir, I am planning to buy 1.5 Ton 5 star window AC, please suggest which model is best -Hitachi RAW518KUDZ1 OR Blue star 1.5 5W18GA…? Apart from this also suggest what is diffrence between hitachi 1.5 ton model- RAW518KUDZ1 and RAW518KUD …..??

    For which i should go?? Awaiting for your guidance.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hitachi has more energy efficient models in 1.5 ton window AC. RAW518KUD is not there on hitachi website. They only have RAW518KUDZ1

    • Saurabh Tiwari

      Thank u Abhishek Ji, Both AC’s are avilable in snapdeal.
      which AC’s should i have take- RAW518KUDZ1 OR RAW518KUD…..and whats diffrence between both model….?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      I am not sure about the difference. As I said only one of the model is there on Hitachi site. I can only use Hitachi site for spec comparison.

  • Kaushik Das

    Hello Abhishek and Bijli Bachao Team,

    Love how you are spreading awareness and attending to every query personally. I have a query.

    I have a 250 sq. ft room with 11 ft. height on 1st Floor with large windows facing East and South. My budget is maximum 50-55k. I will be using during summers mainly 4-5 months max 8-10 hrs a day(not daily). I live in Kolkata.

    According to your calculator it is suggesting 2 ton Inverter AC (but other sites are recommending 1.5 ton for 250 sq. ft.) and am confused among the Daikin,Sharp,Hitachi,O General,Panasonic,Voltas and Mitsubishi Brands. I am finding that Daikin ACs have good acceptance everywhere. But some users are complaining since Daikin has moved manufacturing here in India and models now are inferior.Sharp after being acquired by Foxconn is also facing problems of ASS(After Sales Service) and now their indigenous models are not of the same quality as before.Hitachi and O General have mixed reviews.Panasonic is affordable, but am confused about their ASS and cooling performance and efficiency. I read that Mitsubishi have good inverter models and but skeptical about their ASS.

    My requirements are good cooling,very low consumption costs, low maintenance (full copper coiling and condenser is a must).I will be using it for a long long time( min. 5 years).Do I require stabilizer for 2 ton? My area doesn’t have such fluctuations.

    Please suggest.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Kaushik,

      Firstly I doubt that a 1.5 ton AC would be right sized for 250 sq ft room. And from right sized I mean that it can bring down the temperature to at least 24-25. If you put a 1.5 ton AC in 250 sq ft room, at best it would cool up to 28 degrees (or so). Even 28 is comfortable, but all depends on what you need.

      As for the brand, from your comments it seems you are looking for a perfect brand, but trying to decide on it based on feedback online. Believe me no brand is “Perfect” and if you try to look at ratings of various brands on Mouthshut, you will find at best a 3 (out of 5) rating for any brand. Mostly it would be 2-2.5. The reason is that it is impossible to satisfy everyone. And there would be some issues here and there.

      Now based on my experience (from feedback from people, observations, etc), I have realized that Daikin is the least problematic brand. Not that it does not have any issues. And “Make In India” is one of the biggest complaint that I get from people about Daikin. Which makes me wonder, are we bad at making things in India, or do we not trust things made in India. Why is it that suddenly a brand turns bad just because it is “Made in India”?

      Brands that are made outside India do not have that kind of sales volumes or service network that can compete with brands that are made in India on service. And any brand that increases sales volume has to make in India (otherwise what volume can they make outside India and sell here). And then those that make outside have good quality but then we hear issues about their service (as I guess servicemen and Indian :) ).

      Bottomline, from efficiency perspective Daikin, Hitachi, Sharp, Mitsubishi have high energy efficiencies.

      From make perspective I believe that Daikin, Hitachi, General, Mitsubishi have very good make. Panasonic and Voltas would be comparable.

      From service perspective, Voltas, Hitachi and Daikin would have larger service network (However I have heard complaints about Hitachi Service).

      But both Daikin and Hitachi models would be mostly made in India.

      Daikin, Hitachi, General, Voltas, Mitsubishi all models are 100% copper. With others you have to check the specification of the model.

      As for stabilizer, you need it only if you have voltage fluctuations. And then again inverter ACs do not get damaged but just reduce output at low voltage.

  • Hari

    I’m bit confused. Samsung has inbuilt stabilizer.Is it safe having the inbuilt stabilizer without external stabilizer? One Samsung Ac have some poly or something condensing has Anti corrosive durofin coat and another samsung has copper Condensing, Panasonic also have copper.These are the models Samsung AR18JC3UFUQ, AR18JC3JAMV ,Panasonic YC18RKY, VIDEOCON VSA53. Which one should i buy ? Or any other good models under 40k 1.5ton with good ASS. Thank You !

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      All appliances that claim to have inbuilt stabilizer, DO NOT have any stabilizer. They just have high input voltage range. A regular AC would have input voltage range of 200-240V while one with high input voltage range may have input voltage range of 180-250V. These machines have inbuilt electronic circuits (also known as SMPS or switch mode power supply), which manages the input voltage. A stabilizer is a voltage transformer. SMPS technically is not a transformer. And SMPS will just stop working at low voltage and it will not damage the machine.

      That is why it is written that it has inbuilt stabilizer (because that is what people relate to). If your voltage goes below the input voltage range, then to make it work even at that voltage, you would need a stabilizer.

      Amongst the models you have listed, I would say Panasoni YC18RKY would be a safe choice. I am not sure about the ASS of various brands in your area. That is something that you will have to check with local dealers.

    • Hari

      Ty for the Reply. Is it possible to use external stabilizer for Samsung Inbuilt Stabilizer AC ? I’m from Hyderabad. Im not sure about the panasonic service but Samsung service very good.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      There is no harm in using external stabilizer with AC with inbuilt stabilizer. You just incur costs of electricity for running the stabilizer :).

  • J Jiwan Dhaliwal

    I want 2 ac
    Please guide me which 1 is best cost is not the matter room size is 12×12×10
    Only roof gets direct sunlight no walls gets direct sun light

  • Rajeesh

    Hi Abhishek can you explain, What is the difference between R32 and R410A Gas

  • Santosh Kumar Singh

    Hi Abhishek
    I live in Port Blair which is surrounded by sea. I want to buy a 1.5 ton split AC. Please suggest me a model which would be best for me. Santosh

  • Karthik

    Sir

    I am using a carrier ester 5 star 1.5 tonne AC for my bedroom (160 sq.ft – its on the topmost floor). My clarification is regarding the AC power Consumption. The current consumption marked in the AC unit is 1370 watts. I am using this AC in the night for about 7 hrs in average and from the EB readings I found out that this is AC is consuming 1 unit per hour – Is this normal consumption ? I just want to make sure that the cooling in room leaking somewhere is not causing the AC compressor to work too long. Thanks

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      1 unit per hour sounds normal for the AC you have mentioned.

  • Easakimuthu Mookan

    What about VOLTAS , can you please inform me

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Voltas is a good Indian brand. It comes with the brand of TATA.

  • santh

    Hi Abhishek,

    I form Chennai can you help me for my queries below

    • Can you tell how to choose the ac if the room in ground floor and 1st floor, after the 1st floor its terrace?
    • 1st floor room size 15*13 room size can I go for 1 or 1.5 ton
    • Daily usage 8 hrs in summer (4 to 5 month)?
    • Need longer life and electricity consumption ac?
    • Budget under 40,000
    • What would you recommend tell the brand name with model number?

    Thx,
    Santh

  • David

    Hi..
    I would like to buy an a/c of 1.5 tonns that could be the best energy efficient and quality in the market..Also i am looking at the coils quality etc.One of my suggested me NOT TO BUY Invertor a/c .The point he is telling is that ,if there is any problem coming for the circuit board , its going to be too expensive.I am confused to this.Please suggest me one.

  • Sagar

    How is Blue Star 1 Ton Inverter R410A CNHW12SBF Split Air Conditioner?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      It is an old model by Bluestar. It is not there in their latest product catalogue ( http://www.bluestarindia.com/roomacs/pdf/Bluestar.pdf ). If it had got rated on BEE’s NEW star label scheme for inverter ACs, then it would have been BEE 2 or max 3 star rated. I would say it would be comparable in energy efficiency to a BEE 5 star rated non-inverter AC.

  • Chanmeet Singh

    Hi Abhishek, Can you give some highlights on Hitachi Toushi Pro 3200i 1.5 ton split inverter ac. My room size is 15*12*9 (Length*Breath*height). Can you tell me if the review of this model is good as can’t see this model in your list. Thanks in advance. Also as the length of this ac is lesser than normal 1.5 ton ac, will it effect the cooling part. Thanks in advance.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Chanmeet,

      Toushi Pro is a BEE 3 star rated Inverter AC. It does not appear in the list above because the list above is list of top 10 most energy efficient inverter ACs. It mostly has BEE 5 and 4 star rated inverter ACs. But rest assured, this model will be better than BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC. Hitachi is a good brand and comes with highly energy efficient ACs. And this model is a good one. Cooling depends on cooling capacity and will not depend on length of the AC.

      You can use the calculator given above on this page to check if 1.5 ton AC will be suitable or not.

    • Chanmeet Singh

      Thanks for the revert Abhishek.. :)

  • rahul roy

    Hi guys.. Please also add top 10 Window AC too.. (some people cannot choose splits due to other restrictions)

    btw- terrific work. keep it up. thanks for such great info.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Rahul,

      The list is there. If you go to the section on Top Ten Fixed Speed Air Conditioners, you will find window ACs as the last 3 options. However, window ACs are becoming kind of obsolete. Their energy efficiency numbers are low and manufacturers are slowly phasing them out (they are hardly adding any new models and there is no technology improvement in the same). The BEE levels of window ACs is 1 level lower, so a BEE 5 star rated window AC would be equal to BEE 4 star rated split AC. And on top of that you will find BEE 5 star rating only in 1.5 ton window AC. There are no options in 1 and 2 ton.

    • rahul roy

      Thanks for pointing it out. I missed it somehow.

  • Rezwan Hamid Riju

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thank you for the informative content. Have a query.

    Want to buy Sharp J tech inverter series for the bed room which is 144 sq ft. 1.5 ton is out of my budget. Will 1 ton be enough for the given size of my room?
    Do you have any opinion about the brand or model?

    Some info: The room is at 1st floor of 5 storied building and sunlight does not fall directly towards the room. The Sharp inverter model runs at 13000 BTU which means its slightly more than 1 ton. Sharp is marketing it as 1.1 Ton. And I have used the calculator which suggests me to go for 1.2 ton AC for both normal and inverter model.

    Also would like to know your opinion on Carrier inverter series ACs if you may.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      If the calculator suggest 1.2 ton for inverter then 1.1 ton should work well. I do not see major problems with that. A Sharp 1.1 ton AC would be a good choice.

      Carrier ACs are also quite good. We have not included them in the list above as their specifications for inverter ACs are not very clear. But in general it is a top brand.

    • Rezwan Hamid Riju

      Thank you for your reply. Bought Sharp J tech inverter 1.1 Ton for the room. So far ok. Jet cool mode cools the room nicely. But when shifted to eco mode (no 2) at 22 degree, room tends to get hot some point. Is it because of room size or its suppose to do so.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      At eco mode the AC will run at lower cooling capacity. If it is not comfortable, then do not use the same.

  • Kalpesh. K

    Hello Mr. Abhishek…

    Thanks a lot for the wonderful initiative.. Really appreciate your efforts for helping other layman’s in the decision making with your brilliant research..

    I am from Mumbai and have a living room of ~160 sft and a bedroom of ~120 sft.. Living on 1st floor of 7 storied building.. I am looking forward to buy 2 units of LG BSA12IBE 1 ton AC for both the rooms.. Do think it is a sensible choice.. Or is there any better alternative in the similar price range of ~35k…

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks,
    Kalpesh

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Kalpesh,

      1 ton inverter AC for 120 sq ft room is a perfect choice. For 160 sq ft, 1.2 ton or 1.3 ton would have been better (however you may check it using the calculator above). But in 35K you will not get 1.2 or 1.3 ton. In most cases the 1 ton inverter AC should work well for you living room as well (however it may fall short a bit in peak summers). From fall short I mean, it may not cool the room to less than 25 degrees. It may just cool it to 27-28 degrees, which is also quite comfortable. I use a 0.75 ton for my 120 sq ft room in Mumbai and it works awesome for me (as I do not prefer high cooling). And in the whole night it consumes just 2 units (in 8-9 hrs) and I keep it at 27.

    • Kalpesh. K

      Really thankful for your inputs, Sir..

      I did started my screening using the calculator above. But noticed couple issues finding a decent 1.2 ton and 0.75 ton models… One, the options for these size are very limited which makes it difficult to find a suitable one available in the market. Furthermore, the price difference for 1.2 and 1.5 ton (and even for 0.75 ton and 1 ton) ACs of most of the known brands are almost negligible. Ideally, I would still prefer a 0.75 and 1.2 ton models (as suggested by the calculator above). But considering the availability issue, I started contemplating opting for LG BSA18IBE (1.5 ton) model for a 160 sft living room and LG BSA12IBE (1 ton) model for 120 sft bedroom.

      Now coming down to usage, the one in living room (160 sft) would mostly be used for my parents, primarily during night (and occasionally during day time). Considering their age, I belive, 25-27° would seem to be more comfortable for them than 24° or less..

      Given the circumstances, do you think the above LG models are worth giving a shot… If not, I would request you to suggest the best possible alternatives… I can stretch the budget if need be.. 1 ton around 35k and 1.5 ton around 45k is still fine with me..

      Again, thank you very much for taking out time for your guidance.. Really appreciate..

      Thanks,
      Kalpesh

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Kalpesh,

      Oversizing is a problem in non inverter technology ACs, but not in inverter ACs. In fact in inverter ACs, oversizing can be beneficial as well (in terms of efficiency). By the way you can get 0.75 ton invereter AC in Sharp, Daikin, Panasonic. And can get 1.1/1.2 ton AC in Sharp, Mitsubishi, Voltas. But yes, the options are limited.

      Well if the calculator suggested you 1.2 ton inverter then going for 1.5 ton inverter would be perfectly fine. You can go for these LG models as they are decent ones (would be about BEE 4 star rated if rated on BEE’s standards). You can get Sharp 1.5 ton AC model or Daikin FTKP50 as well in your budget. They are also good model.

    • Kalpesh.K

      Hello Abhishek,

      Thanks for your detailed note.

      I looked out (online) for the products / brands you mentioned. However, noticed that most of the small capacity products are priced more or less same as their next best capacity variants.. If I read it right, considering that oversizing is beneficial in terms of efficiency for Inverter AC’s and also costs ball-park the same range, believe it would be more rationale to go with higher capacity.. !!

      Furthermore, I am not much of a technical person, but noticed LG offering 10 years Inverter Compressor warranty for these products (1 ton – BSA12IDE and 1.5 ton BSA18IDE) and hence got induced thinking, it should be a decent buy.

      Since you have been using LG for a long time (read it in your other replies), can you please share your experience –
      a) with respect to LG’s customer service in terms of installation, servicing etc..
      b) not being a 100% copper offerings, do you think these product could be relied upon..

      On a second thought, Carrier is offering 100% copper condensor, do you think Carrier 1 ton Octra and 1.5 ton Superia Plus K+ models are worth considering alternatives, given the budget I have… (other brands you mentioned appeared to be slightly above my budget).

      Again, thanking you in advance for your guidance.

      Regards,
      Kalpesh

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Kalpesh,

      You can certainly go for an oversized Inverter AC. It would be a good option.

      As regarding LG, my personal experience with their installation was fine. I did not face any issues. I took the first free services but later I gave the service contract to an individual who does it for all my other ACs (from other brands as well). My AC is not a copper model, but it has worked well for all these years. However, I must add that I use that AC quite less as it is in my Living Room. I mostly use my Panasonic Inverter AC that is in the bedroom.

      Carrier is certainly a better brand and 100% copper is a great option.

  • Hemanshu Mehta

    I want to purchase 1 Ton window AC , which is best choice. Voltas or other

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hitachi RAW511KUD would be most efficient window AC of 1 ton.

  • Sarfaraz

    Hi,

    Thank you for this wonderful forum and your extensively researched material.

    It would be very helpful if you could help me on the below queries;

    a) How significant is PM2.5 filter(Panasonic) compared to 3M filter(LG)?
    b) How significant is 2-way swing(Panasonic) compared to 4-way swing(LG)?
    c) Advise the better option among following
    1) Panasonic 1.5T YC18RKYH3-1 3S
    2) Panasonic 1.5T UC18RKY3-4
    3) LG 1.5T LSA5SP3D/1 3S
    4) Daikin 1.5T ATC5DR

    Thanks you.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Sarfaraz,

      Here is my response:

      1) I am not sure of the difference between the two filters. However filter is an important criterion if the room remains closed most of the time or has less windows/doors that open up during the day. Places like offices/shops have to make sure that their ACs have good air filters as they remain closed most of time. For a residence, filters usually are less important as most people keep windows open during the day.

      2) 4 way swing is better as it can cover a larger area. 2 way swing will only move up and down.

      3) Panasonic, LG and Daikin all are good brands. You can go for anyone of them.

    • Sarfaraz

      Thank you Abhishek,

      1) I enquired regarding LG ACs and it seems not all models of LG have Copper Condenser. The only one I could find was LSA5SU3A. Please advise if this is correct. Also, please confirm if this would be a better option than LSA5NP3A1, which is a non-Copper condenser unit.

      2) Whats the diff between ATC and DTC series of Daikin. Which one is better? Is Daiking better option than LG?

      Regards,
      Sarfaraz

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Here is my response:

      1) LG mostly has multi channel flow condenser which is Aluminium. They do have corrosion protection and it does not fail generally (I am a LG user for last 7 years and it has not failed for me). But still if you do not want to go for it then you may look at other brands. LSA5SU3A has lower cooling capacity as compared to LSA5NP3A1.

      2) Daikin (based on my perception) is a better brand. The difference between ATC and DTC is is the features. DTC has wide angle louvers for larger area coverage, smell proof operation (in case the room is closed and AC is oversized then this can be helpful). ATC has a fast cooling mode. Cooling capacity and energy efficiency is the same for both, just the features vary.

  • Patrick Leaney

    Good morning Mr. Jain and team! Greetings from Goa! Thank you for you excellent support to the general population here in India. I am based in Goa (originally from the US) and I am looking to buy a 1.5 ton split inverter AC in the BEE 3 star and above rating specs. After reading various posts of yours, I’ve come to the conclusion that Daikin is the most recommended brand in terms of durability, performance etc. However. for some reason, there is no direct sales or service outlet available in Goa. That throws a spanner in the works! In your expert opinion, which would be an alternate brand that you recommend that would last in Goa? I am thinking the PCB’s, coils etc. etc. The rate of humidity and salinity is extremely high in Goa. Rust is a huge culprit out here! I’ve returned after 6 months to find that my new refrigerator has rusted. Yeah, I’m 5 kms away from the beach. Also, as far as installing the external compressor unit, do you have any tips on the mounting itself to prevent vibrations/noise etc. Based on the above criteria would you be so kind enough and provide me with your expert advise? Thank you for your time and I certainly appreciate the time and effort that you put into the community. Cheers – Pat

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Pat,

      If you are close to the sea and want to install an inverter technology air conditioner of 1.5 ton, then I would suggest that you go for Blue Star CNHW18CAF. This model is 100% copper model with blue fin coating. Blue Star also has protection for PCBs (the PCB is in a metal box to prevent corrosion). It’s energy efficiency would be equivalent to BEE 3 star rated inverter ACs. And being an Indian brand, I hope you would get it in Goa.

      As for the mounting tips, I would suggest that you talk about it to the installer. I am not very confident about the same.

    • Patrick Leaney

      Thank you Abhishek for your prompt response, this is much appreciated.
      The Blue Star model that you’ve recommended is not available.
      Could you recommend other quality brands that are in line with my above initial query?
      Thanks much for your time.

      Cheers,

      Pat

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      You can ask for models from Hitachi, Daikin or Mitsubishi. They are durable and efficient.

    • Patrick Leaney

      Hi Abhishek,

      Could you please let me know the differences between the below Daikin models?

      Model: FTKH50QRV16

      Model: FTKV50

      Model: FTKP50PRV16

      Model: FTKM50PRV16

      Model: DTKP50QRV16

      Model: FTKP50QRV16

      Thanks,

      Pat

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      FTKV is an old model.

      FTKH is their least energy efficient inverter AC model that Daikin is selling. I would not recommend going for it.

      FTKP50PRV16 is a model from 2014. In 2015 PRV was changed to QRV and it became FTKP50QRV16. In 2016 QRV is changed to RRV, so the one in market now is FTKP50RRV16.

      In 2015 they added a few extra air filters to FTKP series and named it DTKP. So in 2015 there was DTKP50QRV16. And then again in 2016 QRV was changed to RRV, so the model in market now is DTKP50RRV16. It has additional air filters on FTKP50RRV16.

      FTKM is their most energy efficient inverter AC series. Again they have a RRV in 2016 so their most energy efficient model is FTKM50RRV16.

    • Patrick Leaney

      Abhishek – Thanks much for your detailed response, much appreciated.

      Amongst the below three, which one would you suggest would be the best buy or option to go with given the Goa environment?

      Lloyd LS18GRI

      Lloyd LS18GRIX

      Voltas 183V EY

      Kind regards – Pat

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      All 3 have copper, but just based on my brand preference I would suggest you to go for Voltas 183V EY.

    • Patrick Leaney

      Good day Mr. Jain:

      Thank you once again for your time. How often is the below link updated, would it contain all of the available brands in the market in India? Do we have all of the 1.2 inverter models listed?

      https://www.bijlibachao.com/research/list-air-conditioners-available-indian-market.html

      Kind regards,

      Pat

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      You will not get exactly 1.2 ton inverter AC. You will either get 1.1 or 1.3. Below are some of them:

      Voltas 125V CROWN (AW)
      Voltas 125V DYE
      Sharp AH-X13PET
      Sharp AH-XP13PHT
      Sharp AH-XP13PMT
      Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GE15VA
      Sharp AH-X15RET

    • https://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      By the way we update every 2 months at least. And we make sure that we update it more frequently during the season.

  • Ningthemm Singh

    Hi, I am unable to get the right AC for my room. can you please help me.
    I wanted to put an AC in living room . It is structure is as follows
    20 ft
    ________ 9ft
    East 10ft | |____
    |_____________| West

    I get the sunlight on top of this living room and East and west also I get sunlight . South and North side of this room do not receive no sunlight as it is common wal with other houses.

    I just need 4 months of use in a year and and around 4-5 hrs as day .

    Can you please suggest me the following :
    1. AC model/brand keeping electricity bill and cooling requirement.
    2.Location to put the Indoor AC unit in the room.

    Your suggestion will help me to decide soon.
    Appreciate your reply as early as possible.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Singh,

      What is more important for the calculator given above is the total size of the room. Even if you have a circular room of 200 sq ft, you can just input length of 20 and width of 10 (which makes the size to 200 sq ft). So what you need to do is to take in the total area.

      You can use the calculator and understand the tonnage you need. Also if the calculator suggest 3 or 4 ton of AC, then you can go for two 1.5 ton or two 2 ton ACs to manage the total requirement.

      If you want local cooling (just near the seating area), you can go for a single AC of 1.5 or 2 ton so that you do not incur high electricity bills (due to two ACs) and still get cooling in the area where you need it.

  • Dr Puja

    Hi Abhishek!
    Please enlighten me about the new Fantasia inverter AC from whirlpool. It looks too good to be true. EER OF 5.6. 100% COPPER. And yet, it did not feature on your list. So, am I missing something or is there some hidden hitch which I am unable to see as I am a technical nobody?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Dr Puja,

      There is a difference between EER, SEER and ISEER. EER is energy efficiency ratio which is an instantaneous number. It is ratio of output the AC gives at any time by power consumed. Non-inverter ACs have fixed output and fixed input and thus calculation of EER is possible.

      With inverter ACs the output and input both vary and thus calculation of EER is not possible. For this various countries adopt SEER or seasonal energy efficiency ratio. SEER is calculated by analyzing seasonal temperature variations and output/input of an AC in various conditions.

      Now as every country has a different climatic pattern, SEER will vary from one country to another. BEE in India has adopted ISEER (or Indian SEER). Many brands have got BEE star rating for their inverter ACs by getting rated on ISEER.

      But this Whirlpool AC is NOT rated by BEE yet. They do quote SEER number on their website (which is 5.6 as you have noted), but there is information as to which country’s SEER is that. Is it from US, Europe or Japan. As there is no clarity, we have not included it in our list as we cannot compare it with other ACs. Also please note SEER numbers are in general higher than EER numbers.

      Whirlpool otherwise is a decent brand. Just that we do not have any clarity regarding this model.

    • Dr Puja

      Thanks, Abhishek!

  • Rajveer Bhaskar

    Hello Sir,
    Kindly suggest me about inverter ac with Good EER. I shortlisted Bluestar HNHW18CBF with 3.31 EER Cooling and 3.61 EER Heating.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Do you need heating in winters? Hot and Cold ACs are worth the money only when it replaces a room heater in winters. Room heaters are inefficient and heating feature in these ACs make it worth the money. But if there is not enough usage of heating in winters, then it won’t be worth investing in hot and cold AC.

  • Dhruba Dutta

    Hi Abhishek,
    I have purchased Daikin ATKP35QRV16 1tn. Tough I was keen to have atkm series..,as my primary concern is to have most energy efficient one. But the sales person told me that atkm is old model and atkp is new.
    Anyways did I chose wrong one or it is good to have, provided that the ac will run 8-9 hrs/day for 6-7 months in a year.

    Thanks!!!!
    Dhruba Dutta

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Dhruba,

      There is no truth in the statement that ATKM is old and ATKP is new. Both are from the same time. ATKM is most energy efficient while ATKP is the 2nd best by Daikin. Considering your usage, it is a good choice.

  • Aftab Chasmawala

    Could you please recommend top 3 split AC 2ton w.r.t energy saving, efficiency in cooling and cost of the AC.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Aftab,

      In terms of cooling and energy efficiency, top models listed in the inverter AC section above would be the best bet. Rest all depends on your budget.

    • Aftab Chasmawala

      Thanks.. I would like to avoid Daikin, Hitachi and Mitsubishi.. Budget is not really an issue.. What would you recommend?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Samsung, LG, Voltas also have good efficiency. You can look at these:

      Voltas 243V EY
      LG BSA24IBE
      LG BSA24IMA
      Samsung AR24JV5NBWKNNA

    • Aftab Chasmawala

      thank you so much for your help..

  • Kaushik Das

    Hello ABhishek

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello

  • Jaydeep Chauhan

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am Planning to Purchase Lloyd LS19A3GR model, Give some review for the same AC.

  • Suresh Muppana

    Hi Abhishek
    What is the EER of Daikin DTC50RRV16 and DTC/ATC/FTC QRV16 is not available
    Shall I go for DTC50RRV16?? Pls Suggest.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Suresh,

      The model mostly remains the same RRV is the latest numbering convention. If you had planned for DTC50QRV16 then you can go for DTC50RRV16.

  • Yuki

    Hi Abhishek
    I just found out a new model in samsung AR18KC5JDMCNNC 5 star ac costing 42k.. Can I go for it? Is it reliable?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Yuki,

      Am not able to find specs for this model. Otherwise Samsung in general is a good brand. They are great on energy efficiency, the only thing is that they have parallel flow condenser which is all aluminium. If your place does not have corrosive environment, it can be a great choice.

  • Jaydeep chauhan

    I am Planning to Purchase Lloyd LS19A3GR model, Give some review for the same.

  • vimalraj

    hi,
    i would like to buy “Voltas 1 Ton Inverter Split AC White(12V DY)”. Among inverter Ac in 1 ton, this model looks cheaper. Is it correct way if i am buying this one?…. in future if started to give BEE star rating for inverter AC… what star rate will get for this model?… inverter model ACs are long durable as like compared to normal split ACs?… kindly tell me positives and negatives of this particular model…pls

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      This models is not rated by BEE yet. It’s EER is 3.17. If rated on BEE levels, it would be BEE 2 or 3 star rated for inverter ACs. It would be as good as any BEE 5 star rated fixed speed AC. But just because it is inverter, it would be more comfortable. I think you can go with it if price is a concern. I do not see any other major drawback of this model.

      Inverter ACs are quite durable. But they need protection just like any other electronic product. They have PCB which can get corroded (in case there is a corrosive environment) or can get damaged due to power surges (caused by short circuits, lightning, etc). So you need to make sure that the model has corrosion protection for PCB and you use surge protector (just in case appliances in your area regularly get burnt due to short circuits).

  • rishi

    what about Godrej GSC 18 fg 8 mog 1.5 ton split ac
    should i go for it ?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      If you do not want inverter technology then this model is most efficient fixed speed AC.

  • ADITYA SHARMA

    From where did you get the quotation for Daikin 1.5 tn FTKM50QRV16?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Source for all of our price data is Online Websites like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and CompareIndia.

  • Teja

    Hi Abhishek Jain,
    Wondering if you can help with a problem
    I am thinking of buying Daikin FTKP50QR Inverter ACs but I live off by the coast of the bay of Bengal and I have been told that the PCB in Daikin ACs are prone to being damaged in humid environments. Is this true? and if it is what type of Inverter AC would you suggest?

    • Teja

      Also Mitsibushi Inverter ACs have silicon coated PCBs are they really better in humid conditions? and which other current Inverter ACs have silicon coated Acs

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Teja,

      I have seen blue star mentioning coating for PCBs. I am not 100% sure of Daikin. Mitsubishi is also a very good and efficient brand. If you can get Mitsubishi AC in your budget, then I would recommend you to go for that. Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GK18VA or Mistubishi Heavy Industries SRK18YL- S would be as good as Daikin FTKP.

  • Shekhar M

    Hi Abhishek, My room size is 14×12 and my budget is 28k to 33k, can you pls suggest which is the better AC interns of Quality & after sales service.

  • Abhinav pouranik

    Hi Abhishek,
    Hope you are doing well.I want ro b uy a split ac of 1.5 ton kindly suggest me wjich brand ahould i go for..hitachi,bluestar or carrier and what starrating shud i go for.my daily usage is 15 hrs and 5-6 months per year kindly suggeat my budget is 40000

  • Raj Tiwary

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am planning to go for an AC this summer. My room’s size is 14 x 14 x 9. From the calculations it was evident that I need a 1.5 tonne inverter AC.
    My budget is around 50-55K. Can you help me figure out the best possible AC that I can buy within my budget? I am inclined towards Hitachi (because of their reliability factor) but I am not sure which model to go for. Also, I have been watching a lot of promos of Godrej NXW lately and they cost about 59K. What do you suggest I should go for?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hitachi Kashikoi 5400 and Daikin FTKM are the most energy efficient series available in the market. Those can fit in your budget.

  • Allwyn Fernandes

    Hi Abhishek,
    I must say you are doing a wonderful job appreciate could you guide me on as to which is the best inverter split AC in terms of cooling,reliability,performance and after sales service , I need to buy a 2 ton, 1.5 and 1.0 ton AC

  • Sridhar

    Hi sir,
    I follow your suggestions, really excellent answers and thank you very much for helping..

    I want to buy 1.5 ton 3 star AC.
    Please finalise the following models or please suggest other models my budget is 30000 to 40000.
    Hitachi RAU318HWDS
    Lloyd ls13ln
    As per my knowledge i choose these two models please suggest me..

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hitachi is a premium brand and certainly is better than Lloyd. You just need to make sure which one provides better service in your area.

    • bigbyte

      For 40 k you shld be able to get 1.5 ton 5 Star AC from Hitachi. Check Flipkart, some very good offers going on, last day today.

    • Sridhar

      Hi,
      Thank you very much for your suggestion..
      I bought Hitachi 1.2 tons 5 star Rau514hwds from flipkart, it’s delivered on 10 April and installed on next day (11/4/16). A huge noise is coming through gas pipes. Gas pipes are fitting throgh inside the room. I raise a complaint to hitachi the technitian was came and he wastold that it’s a gas feefing noise it’s common we can’t do anything. Then i request to flipkart for refund but, they are not agree with refund, and hitachi guys said that they charge 2450/- rupees for reinstallation for fixinng pipes outside. Please give me a suggestion. Is it a good model or not. What i have to do now??
      This summer going on with noise inside the bedroom..

  • hiten

    hi bijli bachao team,

    First of all , i want to thank you for giving an unbiased opinions for people who are looking best ac in terms of suitability.

    i am looking for an ac for a bedroom on top floor, 2 side walls gets sunlight all day. am located in jodhpur. room size = 22*12*10 ft.

    usage = around 850 hours during april to october

    as per the calculator, it says 2.8 ton of an ac. But that kind of an ac would increase my electricity bills very high.Can you suggest me the most efficient ac for such a situation. Secondly, i am looking for something less than 60000/-.

    thanks

  • Deepak

    Goodday sir,happened to c ur FQA s.A great service to the society. am planning to buy 1T fixed speed AC for my room(top floor).but my home voltage is only 160V from 6 to 12pm.i have a 5yrs old 1.5 T ac remaining idle from date of installation.coz due to the high current it draws while using 160v stepup voltage stabilizer the main supply fuse blowsoff. my room is 180sq feet.i have anyway devided to install a 1T ac since my parents room has got one n still running ok with wide range stabilizer causing a voltage dip while the comprsr cuts in.which according to u is the best 5 star or 4 star ac model( with copper coil) suitable for me.we have daikin,mitsubishi,voltas ,OG,samsung,LG n all top company dealers .my budget is 32000 approx.pls consider my voltage drop problem too into ur consideration while suggesting a model.hope u will find time to help me.thanking u.

  • M.V.Prasad

    Sir,
    Please recommend an Inverter A.Cs for my bed rooms of Size 12x10x10, One in First floor (Roof Not exposed to Sun) and One in Second Floor which is exposed to sun, with in 35-45k.

  • Jyothi Dass Umapathi

    Hi Abhishek, i have been going through this website the last couple of days as I’m trying to decide which AC to buy. I would like to go for an inverter model – 1ton. My budget is 30-35k. Any suggestions on what I should go for? Thanks. All help would be appreciated.

  • Sridhar

    Hi,
    As per calculator i need to buy 1.5 ton 3 star AC, As per my budget i want buy Lloyd 1 ton inverter Ac ls13vi.
    Please suggest me if any other brand is better than this one..

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Lloyd is a good brand. You can go for it. Inverter ACs are energy efficient.

  • yukesh

    sir suggest me whether i can go for hitachi ace 3200i?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Yes you certainly can.

  • suman ghosh

    Hi Abhishek,

    First i would like to say thank you for all the information.

    I am from New Delhi, as per calculator I need tonnage capacity of 1.5 ton with BEE 3 star,my budget is Rs 40000-45000.
    I have found Hitachi ZUNOH 3200 RAU318AWD, which is also included in your “Top Ten Fixed Speed Air Conditioners BEE 3 star” category.
    Please suggest RAU318AWD model corrosion coating , pipe(coil/condensor) and fin type? I want to buy Coil and Fin type condenser AC with corrosion coating.
    Also,If possible please suggest any other brand/model which matches all the above criteria.My budget is Rs 40000-45000.

    • suman ghosh

      Abhishek/ BijliBachao Team please reply the above mentioned query..

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Ghosh,

      Hitachi is a good brand and the model you have chosen is top model from the category you need. You can certainly go for it. It has all anti corrosion treatment. You can look at list of all ACs on our link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/research/list-air-conditioners-available-indian-market.html

      You can use filters on the page to filter as per your budget.

  • Deepak Subramani

    Dear Abhisheik,

    Good day!

    As, per the site 1.5 Ton BEE 3 Star is recommended for my 16*10*10 room.

    My budget is 35 k to 40 k.

    Share your expertise view on which brand (model) to choose.

    Thanks,
    Deepak S

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Subramani,

      In your budget you can even get a BEE 5 star rated AC (in case you want to save some more electricity). In that case you can look at these:

      Hitachi RAU518AVD
      Godrej GSC 18 FG 6 BOG
      Samsung AR18JC5HBWKNNA
      Samsung AR18JC5TFURNNA
      Samsung AR18JC5HATPNNA
      Samsung AR18JC5ESLZNNA
      LG LSA5AF5D

      If you want BEE 3 star then you may look at these:

      Hitachi RAU318AWD
      Trane TSY18MW3
      Daikin ATC50QRV16
      Daikin DTC50QRV16
      Daikin FTC50QRV16
      Carrier OCTRA 3 STAR
      Blue Star 3HW18HAF

  • Atul

    Hi Abhishek,
    Thanks for sharing such informative article. I am planning to buy split AC for the room size of 13.5*11. As per my requirement, AC size calculator recommends 1.2 T with 3 star. I checked with Pune local dealer and don’t find much option for that configuration. Only option available is Hitachi 1.2 T RAU314AWD.
    Can you please suggest if its good option or Should I consider other models with configuration of 1 T, 3 star?

    Thanks
    Atul

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Atul,

      Hitachi RAU314AWD is a good option. You can certainly go for it.

    • Atul

      Thanks Abhishek for your suggestion. I bought Hitachi 1.2 T RAU314IWD by spending 2K more than RAU314AWD.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Great. Do let us know your feedback on the same.

  • rahul Jain

    Hello Abhishek,

    As par calculator my requirement can be fulfilled with 1-1.2T AC, but not able to decide about brand and purchase mode with respect to value for money, service & reliability (online- amazon/flipkart have some offers or Offline from some local dealers) . My budget is approx 30,000INR, Area Indore MP. Rating can be 3 to 5.
    Hope will get a solid solution.

    Regards,
    rahul Jain

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Rahul,

      Any of these models will fit in your budget:

      Lloyd LS13A5LX
      Voltas 125 PY
      Voltas 125 CYU
      Lloyd LS13A5SN
      Whirlpool 3D COOL PLT V
      Lloyd LS13A5LN
      Lloyd LS13A5MN
      Lloyd LS13A5X

      These are efficient as well. And all are 1 ton.

    • rahul Jain

      Thank You !!
      I heard that Hitachi & Voltas are god in service & product reliability. shall i consider them or go with Llyod wrt my range..

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hitachi and Voltas are better in terms of reliability. They would be better choice.

    • Senguttavan Govind

      Hi Abhi,

      Suggest me good 1.5 Tonne ac for my bed room, with power saving and quiet operation split.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      These are most energy efficient:

      Hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU518CWEA)
      Hitachi KASHIKOI 5300I (RAU518IWEA)
      Hitachi KASHIKOI 5200I (RAU518AWEA)
      Daikin FTKM50QRV16
      Voltas 185V CROWN (AW)
      Voltas 185V DYE
      Godrej GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG
      Godrej GSC 18 GIA 5 AWOG

  • Ganesh V

    Hello Sir,
    You are making differences by your unbiased reviews and suggestions. Thank you. On a note, it is very tough to check the older post and the links. I have my questions circling over my head. I am looking for 1.5 ton Split AC for a room which will be used optimum and an area of trapezoidal shape which is not affected by direct sunlight. I have enquired the dealers and they are trying to project one brand of their choice. I am confused and all I need is an AC which good for my money and eco friendly.
    1. What is the best brand in Panasonic, Bluestar, Hitachi , LG?
    2. Can you suggest the R32 models for the above best brand?
    3. After sales service brand , It is most important in Chennai :)
    Awaiting for your response.
    Thank you,
    Ganesh V

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Ganesh,

      Firstly I would suggest that you use the calculator given above on this page with the area of your room. Even if it is trapezoidal, if you know the area, lets say it is 150 sq ft, then you can use 15 ft by 10 ft in the calculator above. It is impossible to suggest anything without understanding all the inputs that the calculator asks for. So I would suggest that you use the calculator as it will suggest you right size and star rating to buy.

      1) For best brand I would suggest that you read these pages:

      http://www.bijlibachao.com/general-tips/brand-analysis-which-is-the-best-brand-to-buy.html

      http://www.bijlibachao.com/sp_faq/which-brand-is-good

      I understand that you find it tough to read through posts, but believe me, it is extremely difficult for us to write the same reply to hundreds of queries that we get every day. And that is why we have written these posts.

      2) R32 is available only in Daikin. There are one or two more models in other brands that have R32. But it is mostly available in Daikin.

      3) We do not have location specific feedback from people on service. Your local dealers would be best to suggest you about service of brands in Chennai.

  • Bhanu Pratap

    Hello Abhishek/Bijilibachao Team,
    I want to buy a 1.5 Ton Split AC with 5 star rating. I have chosen three brands/models for the same. Pl. suggest the Best one. 1. Voltas, 1.5 T, 5 star, SAC 185MY, 2. Whirlpool 1.5 Ton, 5 Star, 3 D Cool, 3. Electrolux 1.5 Ton, 5 star, ES18MSC. I am living in Lucknow (UP). Pl. also tell about the Electrolux brand in AC market. Can I go for this Electrolux brand?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Bhanu,

      From the models you have selected, Whirlpool would be most energy efficient. It will be more reliable as well (Voltas would also be equally reliable but I would suggest that you go for Whirlpool for energy efficiency).

    • Bhanu Pratap

      Dear Abhishek,
      Thanks a Lot for your quick response and solving my quarry.

  • vivin karthik

    Hi Bijli Bachao Team,

    Congrats !!!..and Thank you so much for your wonderful job.

    you guys are really doing a wonderful job for our indians….Indian market is crowded with lot of Brands in all sector …so the problem is to choose the best for our hard earned money..you guys guiding us to choose the best one …Really we all thanking you and your team ….keep doing this wonderful job .

    I need you/your team to help me on the below query…

    1.Which is the best Airconditioner ?

    Daikin ATKP50rrv16(around 49,100) vs Mitshubishi MSY-GK18VA (around 60,000)?

    please rate it on power consumption – cooling effect – durable – good service – longevity . –

    2.This summer is for 3 -4 months – so how about using Air cooler like RAM coolers Duct 470 (or) Maharaja whiteline Rambo instead of air conditioner?

    Thanks & Regards
    Vivin

  • Chetan Saxena

    Dear Abhishek,I am based in Mumbai, as per the calculator the tonnage capacity i need is 1.5 ton,my budget is Rs 50000,please suggest me which AC to buy

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Chetan,

      The best (most energy efficient) AC that you can get in that budget would be Daikin FTKP or ATKP or DTKP series. It is a BEE 4 star rated model. You may even look at Sharp AH-X18PET or AH-XP18PMT.

  • vivin karthik

    1.Which is the best Airconditioner ? Daikin ATKP50rrv16(around 49,100) vs Mitshubishi MSY-GK18VA (around 60,000)? please rate it on power consumption – cooling effect – durable – good service – longevity . –
    2.This summer is for 3 -4 months – so how about using Air cooler like RAM coolers Duct 470 (or) Maharaja whiteline Rambo instead of air conditioner?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      A regular AC consumes 5-6 times more electricity than an air cooler. Even the most energy efficient inverter technology air conditioner would consume more than double the electricity as compared to air cooler. But people (in the hottest region in the country) do not find air cooler to be comfortable enough in peak summers. Coolers also generate more humidity making them not so comfortable in humid regions.

      Daikin ATKP and Mitsubishi MSY-GK18VA have quite comparable energy efficiency numbers (MSY-GK18VA being slightly better). Both if rated on BEE’s latest energy efficiency standards for Inverter ACs would be rated BEE 4 star. So from power consumption perspective Mitsubishi model is just slightly better. Cooling capacity would almost be same as both are 1.5 ton so not much difference over there. Mitsubishi does not have manufacturing in India and would be an imported model and that is why it is expensive. While Daikin is manufactured in India and thus a bit cheaper. Both are good models. I cannot comment on service and you will have to get a feedback from local dealers on how these brands fare on post sales service in your locality.

  • Kamal

    Hii. …thanks for doing the wonderful job of guiding all of us in a professional manner and moreover helping us in cost effectiveness. I am from haryana and finalised carrier octra 5 star 1.5 tonn and daikin 1.5 tonn 5star. But confused abt ATF, FTF, DTF models. Moreover pls confirm which one is best…daikin or carrier

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Daikin ATF/FTF/DTF and even Carrier Octra, all have EER of 3.6 which means they are equally energy efficient. Both Daikin and Carrier are good brands that are durable and reliable. Carrier Octra uses R22 while Daikin uses R32. R32 is greener as compared to R22. So I would say Daikin models would have slight edge.

      Difference between ATK, FTF and DTF is just in the filters that they have. FTF is the basic model while ATF and DTF have more air filters. Anyone of them would be good for residential use (whichever you can get at the best possible price).

  • nagender

    Lloyd 1.5 Ton Inverter LS18DCN Split Air Conditioner is it good

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Lloyd is a good brand.

  • suresh muppana

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am Confused to choose the brand and model among

    Daikin DTC50QRV16/DTC50RRV16
    Hitachi RAU518AVD
    Bluestar 3HW18VCU
    Lloyd LS19A5LX

    please suggest the best one, Thanks in Advance

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hitachi RAU518AVD is the most energy efficient ACs of all the models that you have listed.

    • khade

      I want know about carrier 1.5 ton ac with 5 star rating

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      HI,

      What exactly do you want to know about them?

  • kapil dev

    Hi Abhishek,

    First i would like to say thank you for all the information you have been providing on this site. I could not find any other site related to Indian AC scenarios which is so helpful.

    I have one query related to AC choice.

    I needed an AC 2.0 tn for my living room. Area is 19X14. As per bijlibachao calcualtor it was suggesting 2.6 Inverter tech and 2.9 for regular ac. I chosen the mitsubishi heavy industry Model : SRK 26 CNS-S6 (2.1 tn) and about to order it. I chosen it after goig through this site and comparing this model with other existing ones. But, just before ordering, i got the information that it does not have the copper condenser in it. The information written is “Condensor coil in the outdoor unit made of industrial alloy for super heat transfer ratio.”. So, although i wanted to buy this AC but now i am confused. What would you suggest. Should i buy this Mitsubishi heavy industry AC. It’s 5 Star and not an inverter AC.

    Another option which i thought was Hot and Cold model of Mithusbishi ( Invterter ). But that is very expensive and i do not see any positive in buying Hot AC (I Live in Delhi).

    Regard,
    Kapil Dev

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Kapil Dev,

      I think the model you have chosen is a good model. MHI does make quite robust machines and this model is 100% copper as per MHI website ( http://www.iaplgroup.com/eco-smart-hybridac.html ). They did not mention that it is a multi channel flow condenser, so it is a copper condenser. And their hybrid ACs are BEE 5 star and have larger coverage area. So I think it is a good choice.

    • kapil dev

      Thank you so much for your prompt reply Abhishek and clarifying my doubt. I am going to order it now.

      Regards,
      Kapil Dev

  • Abhishek

    Hi
    I live in Pune. Offlate we have been confused with the number / brands of products available in the market. Voltas seemed to be reliable as a brand in terms of after sales service assuming it is TATA brand as well. But calculator sys a 1.2 tonn inverter A/ or 5 star A/c will be suggested.
    Please suggest which is a good environment friendly good product that can be used for a good tenor as well and is value for price. My budget is 35k.
    Regards
    Abhishek/ Reetika

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Abhishek/Reetika,

      The calculator would also have suggested a Star rating based on your usage (BEE 3 star, 5 star or Inverter). What was that?

      If it suggested BEE 5 star and you need a 1.2 ton BEE 5 star rated AC in 35K, then these 3 are your choices:

      Hitachi RAU514AWD
      Hitachi RAU514HWDD
      Toshiba RAS-13N3KPX-IN

  • sandeep

    Dear Abhishek, thanks for this useful thread. Basis the discussion I have zeroed in on Hitachi kashikoi 5300i 1 Ton AC. However, the hitachi dealer told me that this model cannot be fitted in my house as it requires minimum 4 wires and I have only 3 coming from the pipe (standard fitment done at the time of construction). However, my local electrician says that he can draw 4th wire from the pipe (not sure how he will do it but he seems confident) and then I can have his model installed. Please share your comments.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      How is the route of the conduit? Sometime a thread is left in the conduit to pull a wire from one end to another. He may also use the existing wire to pull two wires in that case, one existing wire will come out, and two will get inserted. It should not be very difficult but the route shall not be very long otherwise pulling is sometime difficult.

    • Sandeep

      Thanks Abhishek. I am getting different opinions from different Hitachi dealers in Gurgaon. Some are making wiring an excuse, some the copper refrigent pipe, some the water pipe – and all this is happening over the phone. I am little irritated and confused. Attached are the photos of the AC conduiting. Please take a look and guide me if this is ok to install 5300i model.

    • bigbyte

      From where will you route the Copper and drain pipe between IDU and ODU? You will need to make a hole in the wall and from the same hole the 4 core cable may go, connecting IDU and ODU. The pictured Hole looks quite small for copper and drain piping. The 4 wire connection is required between ODU and IDU. IDU will take only 3 wire supply.

    • Sandeep

      what a pathetic response!! Can’t you see half-quarter copper pipe and the 4 core wiring in the picture?!!! There is provision of drainage pipe also you moron. I am disappointed that Abhishek Jain couldn’t respond to my query. Anyways, Mr. bigbyte stop giving your advises. I have finally called the Hitachi engineer and they have ok’d the set up shown in the picture. No extra work required for installation!!!!

  • Susanta Saha

    Hi Abhishek,

    I have been following your answers for last couple of weeks and trying to u’stand which AC (split) would be right choice to buy for my room. Since, your answers & queries of other people helped me greatly to u’stand many aspects for choosing a best AC for use and on that basis i choose one Carrier model.

    Its a 1.5 Tons Split AC (18K Ester 5 Star). Can u suggest that whether it will be a good model to buy for my room of L13 x B12 x H11, where ceiling gets direct sunlight & one side of the wall (South) gets direct sunlight, whereas other 03 side of walls doesn’t get direct sun beating. My base of buying is to get less power consumption, copper coil condenser, good cooling, as nearest as possible latest technology, good after service with my budget of 35 – 40 k.

    I am from kolkata and my use would be around on an average 8-10 hours for 5-6 months. (I have also checked your given calculator too, depending on that decided the above model).

    Can you help me with best suggestion of a model & brand to buy keeping the above requirement & details in line, if not the above model.

    Wish to hear from you.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Susanta Saha.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Susanta,

      I understand that you have already used the calculator and it has suggested you to go for 1.5 ton BEE 5 star rated AC. So if you have chosen a 1.5 ton BEE 5 star rated AC, then it is a right choice. Carrier is a great brand and you can certainly go for it. But if you need a 100% copper model, then the Ester model of Carrier is not 100% copper. All of their other BEE 5 star rated models are 100% copper but not this one.

      Also latest technology is inverter technology. And if you usage is high then it makes much more sense to go for inverter technology air conditioner than BEE 5 star rated AC. You may get Voltas 1.5 ton inverter AC in your budget and Voltas inverter AC would be 100% copper.

    • Susanta Saha

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for your great guidance & support.

      Can you further help me with couple of best model to buy (reference to your above suggestions) keeping my above requirements in line (less power consumption, copper coil condenser, good cooling, as nearest as possible latest technology, good after service) with the budget of 35 k – 40 k.

      Since, I am unable to decide a right brand & model from your above given lists (based on my budget & requirements), plus, with my some online search too. As, you guided the above Carrier model is not 100% copper coil, whereas, in the e-commerce website (flipkart) its mentioned as copper coil. Hence, I am unable to decide with a good Brand & model to buy.

      If you can suggest me some model names in Brand like Hitachi, Daikin, Carrier, Voltas (as you suggested), it would be a great help to buy since now i got my exact need of 1.5 ton inverter or can i also buy a 5 stared one.

      Please suggest & support.

      Regards,
      Susanta.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Susanta,

      Hitachi, Daikin, Carrier and Voltas are all making Copper models. You can go for anyone of them. In a budget of 35-40K you will only get BEE 5 star rated models from Voltas. It is difficult to get models from any of the other brands that you have listed. To get inverter, you will have to stretch your budget. If your budget is tight then Voltas BEE 5 star rated 1.5 ton AC would be the best buy.

    • Susanta Saha

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks a ton again for your suggestion.

      As guided, I chose a Carrier brand model Superia that too in inverter technology of 1.5 Ton, by stretching my budget a bit. I hope it fulfills most of my requirements highlighted in my above mail. Hope, its a good choice, what do you say ?

      Also, can u suggest me which voltage stabilizer would be good to go with this brand & model. Since, from your some previous posts i u’stood that V-guard (VG 400 / VG 500) will do, but, when i inquired with a local dealer (v-guard) to buy, he suggested that it will not be compatible with a 1.5 Ton Inverter AC. I am confused now what model to buy in stabilizer with this AC brand.

      Note: My area voltage at peak time (in around evening – late evening) remains 170-190 v around.

      Please guide & support.

      Regards,
      Susanta.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      HI Susanta,

      I do not see any reason why it will not be compatible with 1.5 ton inverter AC. However you can get any 1.5 or 2 kVA voltage stabilizer for it. Just make sure that it has surge protection feature. Inverter ACs do not have high starting current, so they do not have huge requirement.

    • Susanta Saha

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for your response.

      You didn’t give your view about my chose brand & model. Please share.

      Plus, can you also help me with the v-guard voltage stabilizer cum surge protector feature model to buy for this Carrier Superia 1.5 ton inverter model……..

      (Although, my electrician said that he is routing the current supply from main line to MCV board to stabalizer to the AC, which will keep it safe from any voltage spikes and the wiring will be supported by earthing wire) — > Dont know, whether it will support well with my AC wiring.

      Please share & help.

      Regards,
      Susanta Saha.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Carrier is a good brand. 100% copper. And quite reliable. You can certainly go for it. We don’t have much clarity on inverter AC models from Carrier as specs are a bit weird. And they have not yet got BEE star rating. So cannot objectively compare their energy efficiency with others. But in general carrier is good.

      VG 400 should work with your model.

    • Veer

      Dear Sir,

      I am from rural area of Bihar (Dist-Madhubani), Recently I bought 1.5 ton Voltas split AC 3 star with v guard 400 plus, during installation the mechanic told that ac will not work till I get proper earthing done (80-90 feet). Because of power fluctuations.

      Please suggest that if I do earthing of 80 or 90 feet, will that help or what else option I do have.?

      Awaiting your reply.

      [email protected]

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Jha,

      Earthing is absolutely absolutely important in any house. Not just for the working of appliances, but also for safety of people living in the house. I would say, you MUST get a proper earthing done for your house. I do not think that there are any alternatives to it.

    • Susanta Saha

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks once again for your guidance & sharing your great knowledge and experience.

      Just thought of requesting couple of more queries in respect to your response, so to u’stand more about it.

      1) Since, you said you do not have too much clarity on Carrier’s inverter AC models & this inverter model of Carrier doesn’t have BEE star rating, too. So, is it that I wont get that efficient electricity savings with this inverter model well enough, since it is not BEE star rated, yet….

      Please share your as detail view as possible in this regard.

      2) Thanks for guiding in the model of stabilizer to buy. Just thought of asking whether the v-guard model of VND 400 & VWI 400 (a new model) will be also suitable for my 1.5 Ton inverter model (as a alternative options)……Please suggest too.

      Also, please share that the feature of v-guard stabilizer as “Built In Thermal Overload Protection”, is it considered as a “surge protection feature”…….

      Wish to hear from you on all the above queries.

      Thanks & Regards,
      Susanta Saha.

    • Susanta Saha

      Hi Abhishek,

      One more thing i just came to know from my nearest dealer that he is suggesting to buy a v-guard stabilizer model of VW 400 / VWR 400 for my 1.5 Ton Inverter model AC.

      He is saying that the voltage falls down during peak hours in around minimum 150 – 170 v and if you add 20 – 25% to your product power consumption input which is in my model’s case heating power input max. is 2020 watt. So, after adding 25% to the max power input it goes up to 2525 watt, so i believe i require a minimum of 2700 VA stabilizer or max to max 3000 VA one……

      Cant I go for VND 400….(its supports 3000 VA capacity & working range is 150 v minimum)…..

      I am confused now, please help in this too with the above query.

      Regards,
      Susanta.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Well Vguard numbering convention is like this: Any model with number 400 stands for total capacity which is 12 Amp. The difference between VND, VW and VWR series is the range of input voltage. Suppose your voltage just drops to 180V then a model that can handle 160V-260V is also good enough. If your voltage drops to 130V then you need a larger range. So you really need to look at the input voltage.

      And actually 4kVA is also a lot for inverter AC. Inverter ACs have powerfactor close to 1. So a 2 kW (or 2000 W) AC would also have VA rating required of 2 kVA (kW = power factor x VA).

      Adding 25% is valid only for fixed speed ACs. However 400 series can handle 12 Amp. 2020 watts means, 2020/220 = 9 Amp. So a 12 Amp stabilizer should be more than enough for the AC.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Saha,

      Here is my response:

      1) I DID NOT say that Carrier inverter ACs are not energy efficient. Their numbers look good. Inverter ACs have a range of cooling capacity and range of power consumption. Most other brands also provide Nominal cooling capacity and power consumption that helps calculating EER. BEE star rated ACs have further more data to calculate ISEER. But Carrier just provides range of cooling capacity and power consumption for its ACs. The numbers are good, but just because nominal data is not given, we are not able to calculate EER and thus we are not able to give a objective comparison (comparison of EER) of those models with other models. But that does not mean that they are not efficient.

      2) VWI series of Vguard has higher voltage range than VND series. The choice will depend on what is the voltage fluctuation in your area. A 4 kV model (Both of them) is good enough for your AC. And yes Built in Thermal Overload Protection is surge protection.

  • Ruchi

    hello – we stay in Delhi and planning to buy a split ac for our ground floor house – no direct sunlight – usage is almost whole day and night during peak summers – focus is on best compressor, cost and energy efficient – our prefernces are General, Voltas and Daikin – please advice which is the best and if you would like to suggest any other brand?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Ruchi,

      While buying an AC, the first and most important thing to know is the right size or tonnage of AC to buy (which depends on the size of the room, etc). The next thing is to understand the right star rating (which depends on your usage of AC in hrs/year). Technology/brand etc are the 3rd important factors. I would suggest that you use the calculator and FAQs and the list of top efficient ACs given above on this page to evaluate the right thing. Once you have done that and you still have doubts, we will be happy to answer them.

  • Jayant Kumar

    Hi,
    As I have to install AC, I have increased the connected load from 1KW to 3 KW. I want to know whether the Electric meter installed at my premises will change or remain same with the increase of load.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      The electricity meter will remain the same. Meter changes only when you change from a single phase to three phase connection.

  • Yukesh

    Sir how about buying voltas inverter series ac.?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Voltas Inverter Series is quite good.

  • Tushar

    Hello,

    I have a query on Lloyd ACs. How is the Quality of Lloyd. From the knowledge I could gather from this site, it is not better than Daikin. I almost made my mind for Daikin DTC35RRV16 (1 ton 3 star) but yesterday came to know about Lloyd machine (LS13A3LP) with 100% copper and 60 months warranty with green gas R410A. That confused me and so posting this query. As I know Daikin machine will be heavier (in the sense it will have better quality and a heavier outdoor unit i guess) as compared to Lloyd.
    Another query is on the gas. Does it make sense to buy ACs with R22 as it is already banned and will not be available after few years. Isn’t it better to go for R32, R401A and others?

    Thanks,
    Tushar

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Tushar,

      90% of ACs available in market currently still use R22. It certainly is not banned, but yes phase out of R22 has begun. But if 90% of models still use R22, do you think you will not get it after a few years? R32 and R410A are more energy efficient and green, but they are available only in high efficiency models in top brands. However, Lloyd does have it in BEE 3 star rated models as well. I would certainly rate Japanese brands higher than Lloyd. But if you are tight on budget then Lloyd can be a good choice.

      As for gas: R22 will certainly be available till your AC will be in use (unless you are able to use it beyond 15 years!). If you are environmentally conscious and want to do good for the world and society then R32, R410A is a better choice.

  • sudheer

    Dear Sir,
    I plan to purchase inverter split ac for my living room 18feet*18feet*18feet(hight).For longer duration power saving model and size which is better for me? I bear 60 to 80k for this. Please suggest as soon as possible.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Sudheer,

      I would strongly suggest that you look at Calculator, FAQ and list of top ACs on this link on our website: http://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

      It will help you choose the right size, right star rating and right model/brand of AC for your room.

      You can also look at our database of all ACs available in market on this link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/research/list-air-conditioners-available-indian-market.html

    • Anand

      Hi Abhishek,

      Good that I saw this thread, As I’ve been breaking my head to arrive at an option to choose between – Hitachi, Daikin & Blue star
      I live in chennai

      Hitachi – although product is good, I’ve seen lot of bad reviews on after sales service and frequent replacement of parts
      Daikin – I’m worried about R32 coz of following links
      http://pioneerair.com.au/the-dangers-of-r32-refrigerant/
      Is there any model in Daikin – 1.5 tn – 3 star with 410 as I head that it is environment friendly

      Blue star – 1.5 Tn 3 Star with 410.

      Please advice.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Anand,

      R410A is the safest of all green refrigerants. R32 is certainly flammable (not as much as R290 used by Godrej), but is certainly flammable. Not that it catches flames every other day that it can generate Hydrogen Fluoride gas, but if it does catch flames then it may. If you do not feel confident, then do not go for it. You can go for Bluestar 3HW18HAF model that has R410A and as energy efficient as Daikin and Hitachi BEE 3 star rated models. However this blue star model has aluminium condenser. In fact all Blue Star BEE 3 star rated ACs with R410A have aluminium. If your area is not very corrosive then it can work well.

    • Anand

      Thanks for the quick response, Much appreciated. Is there a model in Daikin with 410A refrigerants. Do you suggest any brand with 410A with good efficiency and performance my budget is flexible however, the unit should not run into issues frequently ( within months )

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Anand,

      Firstly I would suggest that you use the calculator given above on this page to analyze the right size (tonnage) and star rating that you need for your room.

      Blue Star, General, Godrej, Mitsubishi Electric, Trane and Onida are only brands that have BEE 3 star rated 1.5 ton AC with R410A. However if you need a higher efficiency BEE 5 star or Inverter Tech AC model, then you will get a lot more options as other brands do have R410A in efficient options.

      Please note: buying a BEE 3 star rated AC is as good as buying an old technology AC. Manufacturers are increasingly putting better technology in the more efficient models and not focussing too much on lower efficiency and old technology.

      By the most of the ACs in market today are still R22, only the newer ones have R410A (which are few). Why do you have so much inclination for R410A?

    • Anand

      Thanks for the response Abhishek.. I’m inclined towards R410A as it is zero depletion .. I see there is one more model in Blue star 3 Star J with CU condenser model: 3HW18jCFU and 5 star model:BI 5hw18sAFX are these both models good compared with Daikin.. My only concern is r32 used in Daikin. But talking to local techs they claim that R32 is safe although it has low flammable prop.

      I visited Daikin dealer today who has other vendor catalogues – Blue star, Hitachi & O General.. he was showing me models stating that other top brands are also having R32 as refrigerant. Hence it is not just Daikin which was some what convincing.

      However I’m making up my mind since R410A is effective and safe compared to R32, please provide ur feedback.

      Thanks for your continued assistance.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Anand,

      From whatever I have read, R32 is quite safe and equally good as compared to R410A. It does have slight flammable properties, but it is not bad at all. Between Daikin and Bluestar, I have observed that Daikin models are more energy efficient (within the same star rating). So a BEE 3 star rated Daikin is more energy efficient than BEE 3 star rated Blue Star. Same for BEE 5 star rated ACs. And yes other brands also use R32 but R410A is more prevelant. And yes R410A is slightly more safe. You can get R410A models in Hitachi.

    • Anand

      Hi Abhishek,

      I’ve finalized to purchase to Daikin Inverter Split 1.5 Ton.
      could you please confirm which one is better

      Model: FTKP50QRV16

      Model: ATKP50QRV16

      I heard that Daikin Inverter models doesn’t have Star ratings, is it ok to buy Inverter models from Daikin. Else I’m planning to buy

      Inverter C model from Bluestar ( 1.5 Ton ) 3 star.

      Thanks for your continued feedback

      Best Regards,

      Anand

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Daikin inverter AC models do have star ratings. FTKP and ATKP are BEE 4 star. FTKP and ATKP are similar models, the difference is just in filters.

    • Anand

      Are u sure, Abhishek, I checked in their website as well there is no where mentioned about star ratings. I also checked with dealer they say that inverter models doesn’t have star ratings. Could you guide me to a site / page where I could check for the star ratings of these models.

      Thanks for being patience with me and your continued support.

      Much appreciated.

      Regards,

      Anand

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      I am 100% sure. You can check BEE’s website: https://www.beestarlabel.com/Home/Searchcompare …. look for Variable Capacity Air Conditioners and search for Daikin models.

    • Anand

      Hi Abhishek,

      These are the inverter models available from Daikin brand and none of the models are featured in Star rating sheet. Or I’m missing something ?

      FTKC Series (Inverter)
      Daikin FTKC50NVM
      Daikin FTKC60NVM

      FTKH Series (Inverter)
      Daikin FTKH35RRV16
      Daikin FTKH50RRV16
      Daikin FTKH60QRV16

      FTKM Series (Inverter)
      Daikin FTKM35QRV16
      Daikin FTKM50QRV16
      Daikin FTKM60QRV16

      TKP/DTKP Series (Inverter)
      Daikin FTKP35QRV16 / DTKP35QRV16
      Daikin FTKP50RRV16 / DTKP50RRV16
      Daikin FTKP60QRV16 / DTKP60QRV16

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Anand,

      BEE star rating for inverter air conditioners has been introduced in late 2015. And till 2017 it is not mandatory for all inverter ACs to get BEE star rating. Hitachi, Daikin, Godrej, Voltas and LG are the brands that have first got their Inverter AC models rated on BEE rating. But they have also not got all their models rated by BEE. Only the selected most efficient ones have been certified. Getting BEE certification costs money and manufacturers do not want to spend money on models that they will stop selling in near future.

      I am 100% sure that Daikin has got some of their models rated by BEE (as listed on BEE website). They have got FTKM and FTKP series rated. But again not all models. FTKH and FTKC they have not got rated as they are low on efficiency and I am sure Daikin would phase them out. FTKM series is their most energy efficient series (I have observed that for last 3 years this series is one of the most energy efficient series in the market). FTKP series is their next best. ATKM, DTKM are variants of FTKM. Similarly ATKP, DTKP is variant of FTKP.

      There are some issues with BEE database at times. If you are still not comfortable then I would say that you should go and buy Bluestar BEE 3 star rated Inverter AC. But I can tell you with 100% guarantee that Daikin FTKP or FTKM series are more energy efficient than Bluestar BEE 3 star rated inverter AC.

  • Jesrani

    Need suggestions for buying 3 split ac’s

    Hello sir. I need to buy 3 split ac’s for my home, all 1.5 tonne.

    One will be for Hall, one for 2nd room and one for main room. The one in
    Hall will be used very less, maybe 2 months in a year (night time only)
    and 2nd room will be used max 4 months (only night time) . I am
    thinking of buying 2 star Lloyd AC’s with copper coil for these
    requirements.

    However the AC in main room is used every night for day 8 to 10 months.
    Should i go for Lloyd or Godrej 5 Star AC or for higher ones Daikin or
    Hitachi. We are having Daikin, Hitachi and Mitsubishi in our other house
    but i am not sure what is the real advantage. Some neighbours have been
    using Lloyd since years and seems to work just fine.

    Please suggest as i need to buy in couple of weeks time.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Jesrani,

      Firstly I would suggest that you use the calculator given above on this page as the calculator can suggest you right size of AC as well as the right star rating as per your need. A lot depends on your electricity tariff as if you are in Mumbai then even a 2 months use is a lot of use as tariff is above Rs 10 a unit. The calculator takes into consideration the tariff of various cities.

      Secondly we do not suggest people to buy anything less than BEE 3 star rated ACs. In fact with BEE pushing for efficiency and new star ratings being available for inverter tech ACs, BEE 3 star rated ACs are almost the least energy efficient (or electricity saving) ACs available in the market. Going anything less than that would be like adopting the most obsolete and old technology.

      As far as brand selection is concerned, it depends on you budget. Brands like Daikin, Hitachi have top notch product quality, but they are expensive. They have really high energy efficient options as well. But then it depends on your budget. If you do not have that much budget then you cannot think of going for it. It is like while buying cars, you may like a BMW, Honda, or Toyota, but if they cannot fit in your budget then you may not buy them. Godrej is a good brand and reasonable as compared to Daikin and Hitachi. Godrej also has energy efficient models which makes it quite compelling. But do they have better technology as compared to Daikin/Hitachi? I would say it is good but not as good. Buying it would be like buying a Tata or Mahindra or Maruti car. Not that these brands have any bad quality, but BMW and Hondas of the world are certainly better. Same goes for Lloyd. It is a good Indian brand, but I would not rate it as top brand. But again that is my perception. And I find Japanese brands to have better quality than Indian brands.

    • Jesrani

      Abhishekji, thanks for taking time to respond. I understand the points raised by you.
      I am mostly staying in a small town in Gujarat where we have business. The dealer here has offered Godrej 3Star 18FQ3 model and Lloyd 3Star 19A3SH model. Which may be more silent of the two? These will be for hall and 2nd room.
      For main room I can stretch budget and take Daikin or other expensive one. But we don’t have good service for Hitachi or Mitsubishi here. I am thinking of Daikin as it is quite silent.
      Please offer your advices. I appreciate it. Thanks again.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      From energy efficiency point of view both Godrej model and Lloyd model that you have listed would be quite close (about 3.19 and 3.11 EER). Godrej models have copper + R410A while lloyd would be copper + R22. I think Godrej would be better in that case.

    • Jesrani

      Thanks again. Would there any better model for a couple of thousand more?
      For main room, would you recommend Daikin or maybe a higher Godrej model or any other? Budget would be under 55K.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Jesrani,

      It would be difficult for me to suggest a model without knowing the right tonnage and star rating which the calculator given above suggests. I would recommend you to use the calculator and let me know the tonnage and star rating it suggests and I can provide you models.

    • Jesrani

      Your calculator suggests a 1.5 tonne normal or 1.2 tonne inverter AC for main room

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Jesrani,

      If you have a budget of 55K and you want a Daikin, then Daikin FTKP/ATKP/DTKP or FTKM/ATKM/DTKM any of these series would be awesome as they are inverter technology and highly energy efficient ACs. A 1.5 ton inverter AC would still be good if your room needs 1.2 ton inverter AC. Inverter ACs can auto adjust their tonnage as per a room’s requirements.

  • Tushar Gaonkar

    Hi Abhishek Sir,

    I am from Mumbai. I wanted to buy one ton inverter air conditioner. I have shortlisted two models
    first is Carrier Superia inverter 1 ton and other is Midea elektra inverter 1 ton.

    Wich one is best from your point of view?

    Regards,
    Tushar

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      I would suggest going for Carrier model. Carreir’s product quality is better than Midea.

  • chandni

    Plz also suggest me about Hitachi i- clean technology…how is it?is it good to buy for future?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      i-clean technology makes sure that filters are automatically cleaned. It is good technology as otherwise you need to manually clean it regularly (not the you may not have to do so with iclean, but with less frequency). But it only saves effort for cleaning the air filters. It is not related to energy efficiency or cooling. Many brands have such technology although with a different name.

  • chandni

    Hi..my name is Chandni n i m from lucknow..i want ac for my room which is of 10*12*12 on the first floor which is top floor in my house,my room gets direct sunlight facing east side,i m a working lady and whole day the room remain closed,at evening i come to my home..i live in a rented house…per unit electricity is Rs. 6 ….plz suggest me the ac tonnage and star rating,,and also the brand which one is the best cooling ac? i m confused between hitachi,voltas and samsung? plz guide me,i hv to tak my ac right now…

  • Cyril Fernandes

    Hi,

    I want to buy 1 ton split Inverter air conditioner. I stay in Mumbai My
    bedroom is about 100-120 sq.ft with no direct sunlight. Kindly suggest
    me a 1 ton split Inverter air conditioner with in the budget of
    around 40000/-. My requirement is latest technology, power saving, energy efficiency, reliable and good
    after sales service.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Voltas 123V MY
      Bluestar CNHW12CAF
      O General ASGG12JLCA
      Panasonic CS-YS12PKY

      any of these should be good for you.

    • Cyril Fernandes

      Thanks for your prompt reply – But are all this Inverter AC ? Is Voltas 123V MY Inverter AC ? What about LG?? Curious to know as to why LG name has not been recommended since it uses latest technology and latest features….!!

      E.g —- LG BSA12IBE Inverter V Split AC (1 Ton)
      OR
      LG BSA12IMA Inverter V Split AC (1 Ton)

      Can you plz. specify latest and good Inverter model in Voltas also ?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Cyril,

      Yes, all the names that I gave were for inverter ACs. Voltas 123V MY is an inverter AC. Please note that voltas also has models without a V in the name. So you will also get 123 MY which is not an inverter tech AC. They took the old models and replaced regular compressor with inverter technology compressor to make it inverter AC. And for the naming, they added a V in between the number.

      To your question on why LG was not recommended: I would say that it was because of a mistake of our data collection team. You gave me a budget of Rs 40000 and in our database the price that we have is MRP of these models which is more than 40K. I guess we need to get it fixed.

      To your point on LG using latest technology and features: as far as features are concerned, I personally feel that the most important thing that is required for an AC is to cool well and with less electricity. So cooling capacity and energy efficiency are the top most thing that one should look at while buying AC. Additional features are rarely used and should have less of an importance while making a purchase decision. As for technology, I think Japanese brands like Daikin, Hitachi, General, Panasonic, Mitsubishi and even Carrier have better technology. LG uses microchannel condenser, which is certainly efficient, but is made of Aluminium. Most people do not prefer buying Aluminium condenser. However the dislike for Aluminium is not justified always as the only problem with Aluminium condenser is that if it corrodes then you need to replace it as against a copper one that can be fixed.

      LG certainly has good efficiency numbers and cooling capacity. You can certainly go for it. Both the models you have listed have same energy efficiency which is in fact better than the models I had listed. So they are certainly better choice than the models I had listed.

      As for voltas models, I had given you the number of latest inverter model only. They have recently launched these all star ACs which are inverter tech ACs. They have changed the number from old non “V” number to a new “V” number.

    • Cyril Fernandes

      Hi Abhishek,…. Thanks for your detail explanation….!!

      Budget is not a problem…. but as you rightly said I am looking for a brand that has good after sales service…. cool well with less electricity… Plz. suggest just 1 model in each which is the best in terms of latest technology, good cooling, less electricity and with most latest features in Daikin, Panasonic, LG and Voltas.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Daikin ATKP or FTKP or DTKP would be the most energy efficient choice in 1 ton which you may get in your budget. Today only I heard that someone got a 1.5 ton model in 42.5 K so I am sure 1 ton should be possible in less than 40K (although most online sites are showing me a price of about 40.5K). Next efficient choice would be the LG models (both of them) that you listed. They certainly have a lot of features. The only thing that I think can (or in fact cannot) be an issue would be it’s aluminium condenser. Aluminium condensers are highly energy efficient, though if they get corroded (in a corrosive environment) then they can be hard to repair. However please note, I personally have LG for last 6 years in Mumbai and it has not got any issues till date. Third most efficient would be Panasonic CS-S12PKY. However panasonic models are quite pricey. They are good but very expensive.

      So if you can get Daikin FTKP/ATKP or DTKP in your budget, then that would be the best option followed closely by LG models.

    • Cyril Fernandes

      Thanks Abhishek…:-)

    • Cyril Fernandes

      Hi Abhishek,

      Once again just a gentle reminder…. I stay in Mumbai (Bandra East)….Require 1.0 ton Inverter AC….As per your above suggestions…. Personally if given a choice to you…. How would you rate from 1 to 5 (1 being the highest (very very good) and 5 being the lowest (ok) on below models in terms of cool well with less electricity (energy efficient) and of course good after sales service if required. e.g. Diakin FTKP (model no) – 1

      1) Diakin
      2) LG
      3) Voltas

      Also what will be your personal choice between,

      1) Diakin FTKP ( Please suggest exact latest model number )
      2) LG BSA12IMA Inverter V Split AC OR LG BSA12IBE Inverter V Split AC
      3) Voltas Inverter AC ( Please suggest exact latest model number )

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Fernandes,

      Cooling of an AC depends on cooling capacity. Higher the cooling capacity more it cools. For electricity you need to look at EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) of the model (or ISEER in case of new BEE star rated inverter ACs). You can get the data of all the models on this page on our website: http://www.bijlibachao.com/research/list-air-conditioners-available-indian-market.html

    • Cyril Fernandes

      Hi Abhishek,

      As per your explanation and the link you had sent, I have decided to go with Diakin, Please suggest at 2 latest models in Diakin with Higher Cooling Capacity and High EER.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Daikin FTKM is the most energy efficient model from Daikin with BEE 5 star rating. However as it sells less (cost is a factor for that), FTKP is the most available model. FTKP is BEE 4 star rated and quite good considering your usage.

    • Cyril Fernandes

      Thanks

  • Parvez Khan

    Hi,
    I want to buy 1 ton split air con. I stay in Mumbai My bedroom is about 100-120 sq.ft with no direct sunlight. Kindly suggest me a 1 ton split air con (5 star or Inverter) with in the budget of around 32000/-. My requirement is energy efficiency, reliable and good after sales service.

    Last year I bought a Refrigerator and washing machine as per your suggestion and I m very happy and satisfied with both the purchases. I once again need your advise….

    Thanks and Regards
    Parvez Khan

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Khan,

      I would strongly suggest that you look at Calculator, FAQ and list of top ACs on this link on our website: http://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

      It will help you choose the right size, right star rating and right model/brand of AC for your room.

      You can also look at our database of all ACs available in market on this link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/research/list-air-conditioners-available-indian-market.html

      I guess you may get good choices in Voltas 1 ton Inverter ACs.

    • Parvez Khan

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for your reply. Just now I booked LG BSA12IMA Inverter V Split AC (1 Ton) for 38000/- with free installation + gift. What is your opinion on this. One more thing I saw a new model for LG BSA12BEYD inverter AC with 4 star rating ….. which is better among the two as both of them are for same price.

      Thanks and Regards

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      LG BSA12BEYD is a new model and LG got it rated by BEE. However, even BSA12IMA is equally efficient. If they had got it rated, even that would have been a BEE 4 star.

    • Niranjan Khanapurkar

      Which is good to buy LG BSA12BEYD or LG BSA12IMA. I haven’t found much reviews for BSA12BEYD model. Which is latest in two of them?

    • Niranjan Khanapurkar

      Actually i booked LG BSA12IMA model but now shopkeeper saying that BSA12IMA model is discontinued and he delivered BSA12BEYD. I paid him 42000/-, is this price is ok for this model?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      42K sounds good for the model.

    • Parvez Khan

      But same model I bought for 38000/- in mira road from Malaika electronics….

    • Parvez Khan

      What is the watt button on the remote ??? Does your ac cools slowly ???

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      yes, if you cap the tonnage to 80% then cooling capacity of the AC would reduce.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      LG BSA12BEYD is the latest model. It is BEE 4 star rated and as good as BSA12IMA.

    • Parvez Khan

      The remote control given with is model has a button called WATT what is it? If we press it shows 80%, 60%, 40%…… i cannot understand what is it?? Does it mean … to run this unit on the desired level … please help ? Nothing is mention in the manual provided …

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      80%, 60% and 40% are tonnage capacities. If you want to fix the maximum tonnage to 80% then you can do that. In that case if you have a 1 ton inverter AC, it would run max at 0.8 ton and will not go beyond that. If your room needs 1 ton (to get the temp to 25) then at 0.8 ton it would not go less than 27-28. It’s just a way to cap the cooling capacity.

    • Parvez Khan

      My ac is very bad in terms of cooling…. airflow is very slow… i cannot find any pressure in air …. i have to keep my ceiling fan running whole night for proper distribution of air in the bedroom. My question is wheather all the inverter ACs perform same …. or only my ac is like that… before my fixed ac used to cool within 3-4 minutes…. please advice… what to do ???. I think i made a mistake to buy inverter ac

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      There should be a button to adjust the fan speed of the AC. Make sure that it is at the highest level.

    • Parvez Khan

      Hi,

      I tried everything but of no use…. I even tried JET COOL function. I will call their customer service. If same thing continues i will fight for my right. My hard earned money is wasted…..

      Thanks & Regards

      Parvez

    • Parvez Khan

      Same thing happened with me. I booked BSA12IMA but Shopkeeper said model discontinued and gave me BSA12BEYD. … it is a good one but lack in feature if compared with BSA12IMA. …. But u paid 42000/- I paid 38000/- I got this from Malaika showroom in mira road…..

    • Niranjan Khanapurkar

      I bought it from Pune, still i don’t know why so much difference in price. On amazon its available for 41K so thought 42K is good price to buy from local store. Yes its certainly lack of some feature such as 4 way swing, mosquito away, One thing is weird that IMA model is listed as new on LG website on first page. Whereas BEYD mode isl listed on 5th page with no New mark. That was only my concern.

  • Rajul joshi

    Hi bijli bachao team,
    I want to buy split ac 1.5 ton for my the room 10*15 feet . I want ac with r410 gas which is best for me? Mitsubishi,lloyd or other one?

  • Anil

    Hi Abhishek – I am planning to buy a 1.0 ton 5 star split ac and have shortlisted 3 models 1) LG LSA3ATSD (Aura Terminator), 2) Samsung AR12KC5JAMC and 3) Voltas 125 MY. Could you kindly suggest, which model would be best to buy? I am based out of Bangalore and will be using the AC during summer only (2-3 months a year).

    Thanks,

    – Anil

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      LG and Samsung BEE 5 star rated models have higher energy efficiency than Voltas BEE 5 star rated model. You are in B’lore and I guess the environment will not be very corrosive. In that case I would suggest that you go with either LG or Samsung.

  • Anurag

    Hi,
    What is the difference in various types of gas like R22, R32, and R410.
    Also, which one is best as per AC durability.

  • Dhruba Dutta

    Hi,

    I want to buy an AC for room 14′ x 10′ x 10′, and East side wall gets direct sunlight during day time for couple of hours. In the room I have 2′ depth wardrobe with entire wall. I want to but most energy efficient AC, so confused with two brands Hitachi or Daikin.

    Please suggest the AC tonnage? and the Model (at least two, if any one is not available in kolkata, I am based on kolkata).

    Thanks,
    Dhruba Dutta

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Dhruba,

      The calculator and list of most energy efficient ACs mentioned above should certainly help you find the right size and the model as well. Hitachi Kashikoi 5400 series or Daikin FTKM or Godrej NXW are the most energy efficient series in the market.

  • RespektDNA

    Hi,

    I have narrowed down to Hitachi Kashikoi Inverter 2 Ton AC. But can you please explain what the numbers alongside mean? 5400, 5300, 5200? And since there is a difference in price, I can only assume they’re for motor speed or some such. Please tell me how to pick the right Hitachi, 2ton, inverter AC.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      They have different energy efficiency (energy saving) levels. 5400 is the most energy efficient or electricity saving and 5200 is the least. Choice depends on your usage of AC and electricity tariff.

  • Shubham Bansal

    sir plz solve this doubt regarding this model ..there is copper or aluminium?? http://panasoniclifeconditioner.in/product-details.html?CS-KC18RKY-1

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      It is copper.

    • Shubham Bansal

      but sir it is written there micro channel condenser -Highly durable Aluminium alloy condenser which halts corrosion, damage & leakage.Economical & ecological.what is that????

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      The specs on the website are confusing. It says Blue Fin Condenser as well as Micro Channel Condenser which is not possible.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      It is blue fin, so it is copper.

  • Kartheek

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am planning to buy Hitachi Neo 4200F ac, its a 1.5 ton four start ac and is costing around 40k.
    Tried for reviews but didn’t found any on this model. Please suggest your inputs about this.
    Thanks

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Kartheek,

      We do not test individual models so I cannot provide you a user feedback. But Hitachi in general is a good brand with sound technology. They have all copper models and this model is a BEE 4 star rated model (the choice will depend on you usage of AC). In general the kind of complaints that we have heard about hitachi are around noise of indoor unit and their service levels are not up to the mark at some places.

  • Karthik

    Hi Sir

    I have recently purchased and installed a Carrier AC 1.5 tonne (Ester series 5 star rating) for my bed room (dimensions – 16 * 10 * 10). My flat is in 5th floor of the apartment and its the last floor. One of the bedroom’s wall faces the west side and also has windows in it.We have put 2 steel almirahs also in this room. I am using the AC only in nights – When I set the temperature to 24, I am able to feel the cool air blowing off the vents but the room doesn’t gets cooled fully – I mean we are able to feel coolness but not very chill even for 1 hr with AC set at 24. If I lower the temperate to 22, the cooling gradually increases and at one point it becomes very cold – Then i raise the temp back to 24 and then its maintained with sufficient cooling.

    I read that 24 is the optimum temperature to be set to save electricity and hence I try setting this temp. Does this not suit for rooms situated in the last floor of high rise buildings ( I am from madurai and temperature in day time right now is around 39-40 c). Is the AC working normally or should I contact the service technicians to rectify any problems. Please help.

    Thanks

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      25 degrees is a good temperature for thermal comfort and electricity savings. 24-25 will not feel chill as chill does not mean thermal comfort.

      You should set it up to a temperature that is comfortable with you. I do not see any problem with the AC from what you have mentioned.

    • Karthik

      Thank you for your clarification

  • Rajendra Habib

    Hi Abhishek,
    I’m bit confused with the updates.Let me clear from my side that my overall usage of day and night would be 8-10 hrs.
    We will use the unit exclusively in summer…
    Any tips to extract the best use of the unit.

    Thanks,
    Regards…

    • Rajendra Habib

      Sirji ,i’m Rajendra.P.Habib and my query was regarding1.5 ton inverter ac and non inverter.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Sirji, I also replied for the same.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      To make the best use of the unit, keep the AC at 25 degrees, make sure that the maintenance is done regularly. Also make sure that the room is tightly closed when using AC and there is no leakage of air. Using a ceiling fan with AC would be good if your ceiling does not get direct sunlight. You can also try applying thermal insulation on walls if any of the walls face direct sunlight.

      I am not sure what you did not understand in my previous reply. It clearly said if you use a BEE 3 star rated non inverter AC it would consume 1.5 units in an hour. If you use BEE 5 star rated inverter AC (5 star as per new BEE standards for inverter ACs) then your electricity consumption would be 0.5 units per hour. In 10 hours a BEE 3 star non inverter AC would consume 15 units while a BEE 5 star rated inverter AC would consume 5 units.

  • Shubham Bansal

    does voltas ac models 185cya and 185jy comes with 100% copper like in japanese companies or pfc ??plz tell

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Voltas has copper models.

  • Shubham Bansal

    sir, which ac i have to buy from carrier 18k ester,lloyd LS19A3LN, panasonic YC18RKY3-1 all are 1.5 ton 3 star plz help me to choose ,as dealer said these days panasonic are doing great as there 100% copper with blue fin condender,eco tough casing ,throw air upto 31 feet and also there is diiferent way of throwing air in panasonic as compare to other models…should i go for panasonic ???..plz help in select one model.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Of the three you have mentioned, Panasonic certainly looks the best. You can go for it.

  • Rajesh Jose

    Hi Bijli Bachao Team,

    I live in Cochin. My room dimension is 12 feet * 13.1 ft * 10 ft height. It is a ground floor room, hence no direct sunlight on the roof. Though there is a wall and glass window on west side, there is good amount of shades from trees. There is one more wall and glass window on south side. There too, lot of trees are there. I plan to by inverter AC. As per ur calculator, i should by a 1.2 ton inverter ac. However, 1.2 ton is not available in my area, so I should up size it to 1.5 ton or downsize to 1.0 ton. As per ur calculation, my room size seems to be closer to 1.5 ton than 1 ton.

    1) What would be ur suggestion if it is mostly night time usage?

    2) What would you suggest if it is day and night usage?

    3) If i up size to 1.5 ton, will there be considerable difference in power consumption compared to a downsized 1 ton? Will there by any impact like over cooling or insufficient dehumidification ?

    4) What is your opinion on Carrier superia plus invertor a/c?

    And just curious, how would a wall on west/south side would impact the heat gain in the room, but not a wall on east/north side?

    Thanks,
    Rajesh

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      If the usage is only at night then 1 ton inverter AC would suffice. If your usage is for both day and night then 1.5 ton inverter AC would be safer.

      Inverter ACs have better efficiency at lower tonnage, so from energy efficiency point of view, oversizing inverter AC is better. So 1.5 ton inverter AC would consume less electricity. However you also have to pay more to buy it. There won’t be any overcooling due to oversizing as if the room needs 1 ton, even a 1.5 ton inverter AC will run at 1 ton. Dehumidification will also be fine.

      We have not listed carrier ACs on our top ten list as the data on their website is not very clear. They have not registered their inverter ACs with BEE and whatever information they have given on their website is insufficient to do any kind of comparison with other brands. So I do not think I will be able to make a comment on their inverter AC.

      As for wall heat, the side facing sun during the day (noon-post noon) would be the hottest. East/North side rarely faces direct sun and thus is less hot. West/South faces most of the heat during the day and that is why the walls are hot.

    • Rajesh Jose

      Thank u.

      “Inverter ACs have better efficiency at lower tonnage, so from energy efficiency point of view, oversizing inverter AC is better.”

      I guess what u meant by the above statement is, for a given inverter AC, operating at its lower ranges is more efficient than operating at its higher ranges. Is that correct? So for my scenario, a 1 ton AC may have to operate at its higher range but a 1.5 ton AC will operate at a comparativeley lower range and hence more efficient in power consumption. Is my understanding correct?

      At the same time, wouldn’t the 1.5 AC also likely to go in to more on-off cycles (particularly at night) and hence consume more power in that? Or given the details, is it an unlikely scenario?

      btu range of AC that I am considering is

      1.5 tone: 8000-20000 btu;
      1 ton: 2450 – 13,300 btu.

      Thanks,
      Rajesh

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Your understanding of my statement is correct. However, you also need to understand that Inverter ACs are variable speed ACs and thus do not have on-off cycles. They just increase or decrease speed (or tonnage) based on the requirement of the room. On-off cycles induce inefficiency and that is what an inverter AC eliminates. You can read more on this link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/air-conditioners-with-inverter-technology-can-help-save-electricity-ac-india.html

    • Rajesh Jose

      oh…okay.

      So what will happen if the room is already cold enough? Because the minimum btu the a/c can run at is 8000btu. At night time, it may not require 8000 btu to maintain the set temperature in the room but that is the minimum at which a/c can run. Hence the room may be cooled below the set temperature and in such case even inverter a/c may be do on-off, right?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      If there is not much heat in the room for the AC to remove, then it does stop the compressor, but then again the variable speed motors have a different starting pattern as compared to regular motors. They do not need high current to start as compared to fixed speed motors. So even that on-off does not lead to losses. You can read more about inverter ACs on this link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/air-conditioners-with-inverter-technology-can-help-save-electricity-ac-india.html

  • Anish Das

    I have three models to choose from my dealer. Daikin DTC50QRV16, Carrier Duraedge Plus K + & Panasonic UC18RXY3-6. All are 3 star 1.5 ton. Prices are almost same. Which model should i get among these.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Daikin DTC is the most energy efficient of the three you have mentioned.

    • Shubham Bansal

      AFTER diakin which one would you suggest???

    • Shubham Bansal

      sir plz reply which is best between carrier and panasonic ??

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      both are good.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hitachi, General, Mitsubishi (Heavy and Electric), Panasonic, Carrier, Blue Star, Sharp, Voltas, LG, Samsung, Godrej :)

    • Sharad Kumar

      Hi Abhishek, how would you rate Toshiba Inverter ACs in comparison to Daikin and Hitachi?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Daikin and Hitachi are better.

    • Sharad Kumar

      Thanks a lot, Abhishek!

    • Shubham Bansal

      Carrier Duraedge Plus K + & Panasonic UC18RXY3-6 which one??

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Within the last 15 comments that you have posted, you have changed model numbers 3-4 times. I would suggest you not to get too confused with this else there are 1500 different models from different brands available in the market!! I would suggest that you use the calculator given above, look at the suggested star rating on that …. choose a brand …. Now I can see that you are moving between Carrier, Panasonic, Voltas and Lloyd. I would say stick to Carrier (as I can see you wanting 100% copper). Do not go for Midea, but stick to Carrier. Look at the star rating from the calculator above and buy any Carrier model that has that star rating. Carrier is a good brand and has good models. If you keep changing, you will not be able to decide on one ever.

    • Shubham Bansal

      thanku sir ,i will buy carrier only but carrier provide any blue fin coating on copper coils?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      They do. Carrier does have corrosion protection.

    • IIM Grad

      is this the peking order you suggest, I am bit confused between midea inverter and carrier superia inverter and carrier octra inverter..i hardly see any difference in the superia and octra model what do you suggest.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Between Carrier and Midea, I would suggest going for Carrier. Specs of Superia and Octra are the same. The only difference is that Octra has better filters. You can go for any one of them.

  • Amit Bombatkar

    Hi, i made an inquiry for Inverter 1.5T Ac, salesman told me that, if there is if there is voltage fluctuation, Inverter AC’s wont work even if Stabilizer is being installed. Is it true?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      It is not true. Inverter ACs are not impacted by voltage fluctuations. They will just reduce their cooling capacity at lower voltage. If you install a voltage stabilizer, and if voltage is stabilized properly, it should give the same output.

  • Ravi

    As shown in your site Daikin FTKM50QRV16 has 4.69 EER but in the Daikin official site it is 3.80 EER

  • mayur ambudkar

    Hi BB Team,

    Great article for a newbies like me to come to a conclusion.
    Although I’m planning to buy an AC for my medical shop (300 sq.ft), so can you please suggest me which should I buy. I have already shortlisted Diakin 1.8T (FTKH60QRV16) & LG (BSA24IBE) 2T. The AC will be use used everyday for a 8 hours. The other day I visited a shop they said I will be needing 2*1.5 ton AC to maintain the temperature as the door of the shop will be opened and closed several times a day and considering there will be more people coming and going.

    Diakin and LG service providers are available near by within a range of 20 Kms.

    So can you please suggest which one should I go ahead with and also 2T will be enough to cool my shop.

    Also please suggest if I need a stabilizer for the same.

    Many Thanks,
    Mayur

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Because it is a shop where lot of things will be kept and each of those things will take cooling, I think it will be better to go for 2*1.5 ton AC. I also think that 2T AC may turn out to be undersized. Also I would not recommend Daikin FTKH series as it is one of their least energy efficient series. Daikin FTKP is better. Between the two you have listed, LG model is better.

    • Mahavir Ambudkar

      Hello Abhishek,

      Thank you for you reply.

      will 2.5T suffice the requirement, if yes could you please suggest some options for the same.

      Thank you once again for your support.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      It may work out but it will not give you really cold chilling temperature. But it can surely make the place comfortable. However there is only one inverter tech AC model of 2.5 ton capacity which is O General ASGA30JCC ….. Daikin has 2.2 T capacity models. And the non inverter models in this capacity range are highly inefficient (high electricity consuming).

    • Mahavir Ambudkar

      Hello Abhishek,

      Thank you for your reply.

      The Primary purpose of making the shop AC is to ensure we keep any dust at bay, as it takes a lot of time to get rid of it. The secondary purpose will be to maintain the temperature and I can tell you that the AC will be maintained at room temperature 25 to 27deg, So we will not be needing it for cold chilling. The max. below we will go I think is 24C. In this case do you think that a 2 Ton Hitachi inverter AC’s will keep the shop comfortable.

      O General looks to be on a upper side of my budget, still will look if we I have the service centres near my place.

      Thank you for the support.

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      I cannot give you assurance that it will work as it will depend on a lot of factors including how stuffed your shop would be and the kind of insulation that you would use. But it may work.

  • Deepak

    Hi Bijli Bachao Team,

    I have gone through the above estimator tool and reviews/comments and decided to purchase Diakin 1.5 ton 3 star AC(Based out of hyderabad).
    On Diakin India website there are 3 models listed FTC50QRV16 ,DTC50QRV16 and ATC50QRV16. Could not find much differences among them and when I called up Diakin dealers in Hyderabad ,even they could not list down the differences. What I got to know is A -series has some additional filter ,hence 2000 rs costlier.Can you please tell me differences between them and which one do you recommend.
    Also authorized dealers are quoting 34,500 for DTC50RRV16 and 36,500 ATC50RRV16 which includes installation ,3 metres of copper and stand for compressor. Price seem to very high compared to what is listed in your website(32,000). However multiple authorized dealers have quoted the same price. Am I being taken for a ride ,or is there any room for negotiation ?
    Would greatly appreciate your response.

    Thanks
    Deepak

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Well the three models are almost the same as far as air conditioning technology is concerned. As you rightly heard from the dealers, the ATC model has better air filters. Air filters are important if you continuously keep the room closed (something like what happens in offices). For a regular home use, regular filters are good enough. So FTC will also be fine.

      Daikin typically does not provide copper pipes and installation kit (which is mostly to be purchased additionally). The price on our website is picked up from online sources (Amazon, Flipkart, CompareIndia). It may be possible that the price you have got from the dealers include everything, while the online price does not include the installation kit.

    • Deepak

      Thanks a lot One small follow up question. So what is difference between FTC50QRV16 and DTC50QRV16 and which one is better?
      Also one of the dealer is quoting that FTC50QRV16 is an old model and FTC50RRV16(instead of qrv ,rrv series is latest model). Can you please confirm.
      As you do not recommend purchasing online ,If we purchase through retailers like croma etc , do we need to pay extra for installation and kit and how much is it gonna charge ?

      Thanks
      Deepak

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      The difference is just in some filters that are extra in DTC.

      Daikin initially had PRV models, then they moved to QRV models. Their website, as well as BEE database has QRV models. I am hearing from people that they are changing to RRV. But as of now that is not reflecting on their database as well as BEE database.

      Daikin typically does not give installation kit. Copper pipe is about Rs 200-300/ft and wires also cost some. You also need to purchase stand for outdoor unit which costs about Rs 1000-1200.

      Costs depend on the deal you get. Sometimes dealers include installation in the price. Sometime they do not.

  • Tushar

    Hello,
    I am planning to buy a 1 ton 3 star AC based on my usage and room area. I already have a Diakin AC which I bought last year and have no issues with it. I like Daikin as a brand and was considering DTC35RRV16. But recently I came to know about LG himalaya series where LG is giving 5 years warrantee on Compressor, Condessor and gas and this seems a good offer to me. LG is bit costlier though. Which one would you suggest? Any other which I can consider ahich is < 30K? As I know Hitachi and Mitsubishi are good brands as well but they are pretty costly. I don;t have good service for Carrier at my place and so no considering it.
    Thanks,
    Tushar

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Hi Tushar,

      Both Daikin and LG are good brands. The major difference between the two is the condenser technology. Daikin has tube and fin type condenser which is mostly copper and corrosion protected fins. While LG has multi flow condenser which is all aluminium. They also apply corrosion protection on it. Ideally there should be no challenge with either one of them. But just in case if your environment is corrosive then Daikin would be a safer choice. But if LG is giving warranty on condenser then that should be safe as well.

    • Tushar

      Thanks a lot Abhishek. While further comparing, I found that the Daikin model specifies “Stabilizer free operation”. Does it indeed mean I don’t need a stabilizer? I already have Daikin FTC35PRV16 and using a stabilizer with it. I contacted the Daikin dealer at my place and the salesman there told me that I don’t need a stabilizer. He further told me that from QRV series onward, there is no need for an external stabilizer. Is it indeed safe? Or is it better to still use a stabilizer?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      From stabilizer free operation they mean that it can operate between 160~264 V. If the voltage goes below that, then it will not work. So if you have more fluctuation then it would be better to go for stabilizer. However if it does not fluctuate more than that, then the AC can work easily.

  • Naidu Ypvs

    Hi Abhishek, the Daikin FTKM50QRV16 on your top 10 inverter models (1-1.5 Tons) shows 1.4 Tons whereas Daikin website it as 1.5 Ton AC. My room is 16.5x10x9.6 feet. The tonnage calculator shows ~1.7 so will the FTKM50QRV16 suffice for me? Also have the model numbers changed this year? I am thinking between this and Hitachi 5400.. I reside in Hyderabad.. If I provide shade to the AC then Daikin will work.. right?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      The nominal cooling capacity of the model is mentioned as 5000 kW which means it is about 1.4 ton. However like every other manufacturer, it is rounded up by Daikin to 1.5 ton. Its peak cooling capacity if 6 kW which is equal to 1.7 ton. If the tonnage calculator shows 1.7 ton for a fixed speed AC then this AC would work perfectly fine. If the calculator shows 1.7 ton for inverter AC, then this might work well mostly for night use. During peak summer day time it may fall short a bit (but will not be too bad).

      Hitachi 5400 is also a good model. Daikin model has working temperature of 46 degrees. So if you provide shade to it, it would work well.

    • Naidu Ypvs

      Thanks a lot for your reply. The calculator shows “Size of Inverter AC that you need: 1.5 ton”. Daikin FTKM (825.00 for 1600 hrs) may be out of stock and the ATKM series does not have that much efficiency (1,315.00 for 1600 hrs) based on your data in list of all ACs.

      Should I opt for the Kashikoi 5400i then? It’s build quality is great no doubt but I do not have any idea about the quality of service here in Hyderabad.. please advise.
      Any idea how much discount we can expect from the MRP price from a dealer? A dealer quoted same price as MRP but is giving VGuard V400+stand as free. He states his technicians will install and service the 5400 AC and we need not request using toll free number for installation. I do not know if they are *skilled enough*. What should I do?

      Or is buying online from Hitachi e-shop better?

    • http://www.bijlibachao.com Abhishek Jain

      Daikin FTKM and ATKM have exactly the same technology. ATKM just has extra air filters.

      The difference in our list is because of the standard