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Top Ten Air Conditioners in India by electricity consumption and size

By on June 13, 2014

Top Ten AC For all the households using air conditioners, a major component of electricity bill is contributed by the air conditioners. If you are someone who is worried about high electricity bills due to air conditioners then buying energy efficient air conditioner makes much more sense to you. There are multiple types and brands of air conditioners available in the market today. Everyone wishes to be informed before making a buying decision of an air conditioner. Most sources on the Internet provide details on features and reviews. Electricity consumption hardly becomes the deciding factor. To help people make electricity consumption as deciding factor, we at Bijli Bachao have decided to put up a list of Top Ten air conditioners in India by electricity consumption and size.

  • The list below does not include inverter technology air conditioners.
  • The basis of this ranking is the data from BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency). BEE data contains cooling capacity, power consumption and their ratio (also called as energy efficiency ratio) and this information is self reported by the manufacturers. The values are calculated under test conditions.
  • We have taken the data on electricity consumption (energy efficiency ratio) and categorized it by the capacity or tonnage of the air conditioner. The air conditioner with the highest value of EER is given the highest ranking. Multiple models with the same value are given the same rank.
  • It is important to note that knowing Cooling Capacity of an air conditioner is very important because for same tonnage the cooling capacity of various models vary. The higher the cooling capacity more heat an air conditioner can remove.
  • It is also important to size an air conditioner for a room properly. An oversized air conditioner cannot remove humidity properly and undersized will keep running all the time increasing electricity consumption. So it is important to choose right cooling capacity.
  • The list below contains only the top ten ranked air conditioners. List of all BEE star rated air conditioners are available on the useful links given below.
  • Window and Split air conditioners have been listed as seperate categories.
  • We regularly update this list as new models get added in the BEE list of air conditioners.

 

Top Ten Air Conditioners

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar Rating
1HITACHIRAW511KUD1.00035001030.03.405
2LGLWA3BP5F1.00037751125.03.365
2LGLWA3GP5F1.00037751125.03.365
3WHIRLPOOLMAGICOOL PLATINUM V1.00036001075.03.355
4VOLTAS125 DY1.0003300996.03.315
5HITACHIRAW511KTD1.00034501055.03.274
6LGLWA3CR4F41.00035501110.03.204
6LGLWA3CP4F1.00035501110.03.204
6LGLWA3GP4F1.00035501110.03.204
6LGLWA3BP4F1.00035501110.03.204
7O.G.HEAVY DUTYOG-12WA41.00036501173.03.114
8HITACHIRAW311KUD1.00035001132.03.093
9LLOYDLW12A3N1.00035301157.03.053
10LGLWA3BP3F1.00035001160.03.023
10LGLWA3GP3F1.00035001160.03.023

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar Rating
1HITACHIRAV518HUD1.50053501530.03.505
2WHIRLPOOLMAGICOOL PLATINUM V1.20038701118.03.465
3HITACHIRAT518HUD1.50053501575.03.405
4LGLWA5CP5F11.50047501415.03.365
4LGLWA5CS5F11.50047501415.03.365
5HITACHIRAV513HUD1.10039001165.03.355
5HITACHIRAW518KUD1.50052751575.03.355
6PANASONICCW-KC1814YA1.50050541520.03.335
7VOLTAS185 MY1.50049501495.03.315
7VOLTAS185 LY1.50049501495.03.315
7VOLTAS185 DY1.50049501495.03.315
8HITACHIRAV518HTD1.50052001575.03.305
9HITACHIRAT513HTD1.10040601250.03.254
10WHIRLPOOLMAGICOOL ELITE IV1.50050001543.03.244

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar Rating
1PANASONICCW-UC2414YA2.00059502100.02.832
2BLUESTAR2W24LA2.00058502080.02.812
3HITACHIRAV322HSD2.00061602200.02.802
3HITACHIRAV222HUD2.00061602200.02.802
4VOLTAS40111212.00060002214.02.712
5GENERALAXGT24AATH2.00061002295.02.661
6CARRIERGWRAC024DR0302.00060502280.02.651
6CARRIERGWRAC024DRe0302.00060502280.02.651
6VOLTAS40111442.00060002265.02.651
7HITACHIRAT222HSD2.00061602350.02.621
8LGLWA6CP1F2.00058602250.02.601
9HITACHIRAW222KTD2.00061602425.02.541
9HITACHIRAW122KUD2.00061602425.02.541
10MIDEAMWF11-21CR-QB62.00060382396.02.521

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar Rating
1ONIDAS125FLT-LA1.00039501050.03.765
2GODREJGSC 12 FG 6 BNG1.0003375912.03.705
2GODREJGSC 12 FG 6 WNG1.0003375912.03.705
3ONIDAS125CUR1.0003516955.03.685
3ONIDAS125TRC1.0003516955.03.685
4SAMSUNGAR12HC5TDUR1.00037001010.03.665
4SAMSUNGAR12HC5ECLZ1.00037001010.03.665
4SAMSUNGAR12HC5TCNC1.00037001010.03.665
4SAMSUNGAR12HC5UCNB1.00037001010.03.665
5MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-GK10VA0.7502700740.03.655
6WHIRLPOOL3D COOL CLIMATE CONTROL1.0003450948.03.645
7PANASONICCS-XC12QKY/CU-XC12QKY1.00037001020.03.635
8ONIDAS125DFL1.0003516975.03.615
8ONIDAS125FLT-N1.0003516975.03.615
9DAIKINFTF35PRV161.0003350930.03.605
9LGLSA3AP5M1.0003516976.03.605
9LGLSA3EG5M1.0003516976.03.605
9LGLSA3VP5M1.0003516976.03.605
9LGLSA3TM5M1.0003516976.03.605
9LGLSA3ES5M1.0003516976.03.605
9LGLSA3EW5M1.0003516976.03.605
9LGLSA3MP5M1.0003516976.03.605
9LGLSA3NP5F1.0003516976.03.605
9LGLSA3SP5M1.0003516976.03.605
9MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-GK13VA1.00036001000.03.605
10CARRIERSuperia1.0003400950.03.585

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar Rating
1HITACHIRAU514IUD1.20041001065.03.855
2HITACHIRAU518HUD1.50055001448.03.805
2HITACHIRAU514HUD1.20040501065.03.805
2HITACHIRAU518EUDA1.50057001500.03.805
2HITACHIRAU514EUDA1.20040501065.03.805
3HITACHIRAU518IUD1.50053001414.03.755
4WHIRLPOOL3D COOL PLATINUM V1.20040501092.03.715
5GODREJGSC 18 FG 6 ONG1.50050001350.03.705
5GODREJGSC 18 FG 6 WNG1.50050001350.03.705
5GODREJGSC 18 FG 6 BNG1.50050001350.03.705
6HITACHIRAU518HUDD1.50054401495.03.645
6HITACHIRAU518KUDB1.50054401495.03.645
6HITACHIRAU518HUDDZ1.50054401495.03.645
6HITACHIRAU514HUDDZ1.20040001100.03.645
6HITACHIRAU514HUDD1.20040001100.03.645
6ONIDAS185DFL1.50052751450.03.645
6ONIDAS185FLT-N1.50052751450.03.645
6ONIDAS185TRD-LA1.50052001430.03.645
6WHIRLPOOL3D COOL CLIMATE CONTROL PLT V1.50052501442.03.645
7MITSUBISHISRK21CNS-S61.50053001460.03.635
8ONIDAS185TRC1.50053501480.03.615
8WHIRLPOOLMAGICOOL PLATINUM V1.20040501122.03.615
9CARRIERSuperia1.50053001471.03.605
9DAIKINFTF50PRV161.50052001445.03.605
9HITACHIRAU514ITDA1.20040501125.03.605
9LGLSA5ES5M1.50052751465.03.605
9LGLSA5VP5M1.50052751465.03.605
9LGLSA5VF5M1.50052751465.03.605
9LGLSA5PW5M1.50052751465.03.605
9LGLSA5AT5M1.50052751465.03.605
9LGLSA5EG5M1.50052751465.03.605
9LGLSA5AP5M1.50052751465.03.605
9LGLSA5EW5M1.50052751465.03.605
9LGLSA5MP5M1.50052751465.03.605
9LGLSA5NP5F1.50052751465.03.605
9LGLSA5SP5M1.50052751465.03.605
9LGLSA5TM5M1.50052751465.03.605
9MITSUBISHISRK13CLV-61.10036001000.03.605
9ONIDAS185FLT-LA1.50052751465.03.605
9ONIDAS185CUR1.50054001500.03.605
10MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-GK18VA1.50052001450.03.595

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar Rating
1HITACHIRAU520IUD1.70057001425.04.005
1HITACHIRAU520HUD1.70057001425.04.005
2HITACHIRAU520ITD1.70057001499.03.805
3HITACHIRAU524IUD2.00070301950.03.615
3HITACHIRAU524HUD2.00070301950.03.615
4MITSUBISHISRK26CNS-S62.00074002065.03.585
5MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-GK24VA2.00066001850.03.575
6HITACHIRAU524ITD2.00072002028.03.555
6VOLTAS245 DY2.00063001774.03.555
7BLUESTAR5HW24MA2.00064001820.03.525
7O.G.HEAVY DUTYOG-24WIS52.00067501920.03.525
8TOSHIBARAS-25N3KPX-IN1+RAS-25N3AX-IN12.00066001880.03.515
9CARRIERSuperia2.00059001710.03.454
10MIDEAMS11M2-22CR-QC4+MOF-22C-QC42.00062011813.03.424

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar Rating
1HITACHIRAU330HTD2.50087252825.03.092
1HITACHIRAU230HUD2.50087252825.03.092
2PANASONICCS-YC36PKY/CU-YC36PKY3.00097003190.03.042
3MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-H30VA2.50078002800.02.791

 

Top Ten Air Conditioners BEE 3 star and less

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar Rating
1HITACHIRAW311KUD1.00035001132.03.093
2LLOYDLW12A3N1.00035301157.03.053
3LGLWA3BP3F1.00035001160.03.023
3LGLWA3GP3F1.00035001160.03.023
4ONIDAW123TRD1.00035161170.03.013
5PANASONICCW-YC1214YA1.00035161172.03.003
6HITACHIRAW312KUDI1.00035161190.02.953
6VOLTAS123 LY1.00031701074.02.953
7CARRIEREstrella Plus1.00035001197.02.923
8ONIDAW122TRD1.00035161215.02.892
9MIDEAMWF11-12CR-QB81.00033411164.02.872
10KORYOKWR012AO2S1.00035301245.02.842

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar Rating
1HITACHIRAW318KUD1.50051001650.03.093
1HITACHIRAV318HUD1.50051001650.03.093
2ONIDAW183FLT1.50052001700.03.063
3LGLWA5CS3F1.50048501610.03.013
3LGLWA5BP3F1.50048501610.03.013
3LGLWA5PS3F1.50048501610.03.013
3LGLWA5CP3F1.50048501610.03.013
3ONIDAW183TRD1.50051501710.03.013
4HITACHIRAW418KTDG1.50052001735.03.003
4LGLWA5MR4D1.50052751760.03.003
5PANASONICCW-YC1814YA1.50050541700.02.973
6LGLWA5CS3F11.50050501705.02.963
6LGLWA5CP3F11.50050501705.02.963
7GODREJGWC 18 GQ 3 WNC1.50051251737.02.953
7VOLTAS183 DY1.50049001661.02.953
7VOLTAS183 MYi1.50049001661.02.953
7VOLTAS183 MY1.50049001661.02.953
7VOLTAS183 LY1.50049001661.02.953
8BLUESTAR3WAE181YC1.50049501690.02.933
9CARRIEREstrella Plus1.50052501800.02.923
10BLUESTAR3W18LB1.50050301730.02.913
10HAIERHW-18CT3N1.50051001752.02.913
10HAIERHW-18CH3N1.50051001752.02.913
10HAIERHW-18CH3EN1.50051001752.02.913
10VIDEOCONVWF531.50051001750.02.913
10VOLTAS183 CY1.50048501666.02.913

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar Rating
1PANASONICCW-UC2414YA2.00059502100.02.832
2BLUESTAR2W24LA2.00058502080.02.812
3HITACHIRAV322HSD2.00061602200.02.802
3HITACHIRAV222HUD2.00061602200.02.802
4VOLTAS40111212.00060002214.02.712
5GENERALAXGT24AATH2.00061002295.02.661
6CARRIERGWRAC024DR0302.00060502280.02.651
6CARRIERGWRAC024DRe0302.00060502280.02.651
6VOLTAS40111442.00060002265.02.651
7HITACHIRAT222HSD2.00061602350.02.621
8LGLWA6CP1F2.00058602250.02.601
9HITACHIRAW222KTD2.00061602425.02.541
9HITACHIRAW122KUD2.00061602425.02.541
10MIDEAMWF11-21CR-QB62.00060382396.02.521

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar Rating
1RECONNECTRHSAG10021.00035001045.03.353
2HITACHIRAU412HTD1.00035171070.03.293
2HITACHIRAU412KTDP1.00035171070.03.293
2HITACHIRAU412KTDC1.00035171070.03.293
2HITACHIRAU312HUD1.00035171070.03.293
2HITACHIRAU312HUDP1.00035171070.03.293
2ONIDAS123FLT-L1.00034501050.03.293
2ONIDAS123TRD1.00035161070.03.293
2ONIDAS123CHR1.00035161070.03.293
2ONIDAS123DFL1.00035161070.03.293
2ONIDAS123FLT-N1.00035161070.03.293
2ONIDAS123TRDN1.00035161070.03.293
2ONIDAS123SMH1.00034501050.03.293
2SAMSUNGAR12HC3USNB1.00035001065.03.293
2SAMSUNGAR12HC3ESLW1.00035001065.03.293
2SAMSUNGAR12HC3TFUR1.00035001065.03.293
2SAMSUNGAR12HC3USUQ1.00035001065.03.293
3HITACHIRAU412HTDD1.00033801030.03.283
3HITACHIRAU312HUDD1.00033801030.03.283
3HITACHIRAU312KUDB1.00033801030.03.283
4ONIDAS123CUR1.00035161075.03.273
5KORYOKF14KSIAO093S0.7502640809.03.263
6DAIKINFTC35PRV161.00033501030.03.253
6DAIKINFTC35PRV161.00033501030.03.253
6ONIDAS093FLT-L0.8002600800.03.253
6ONIDAS093SMH0.8002600800.03.253
6WHIRLPOOL3D COOL DELUXE III1.00034001046.03.253
7MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-HK13VA1.00034001050.03.243
8IFBIACS12KA3TC1.00035851110.03.233
8MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-HK10VA0.7502600805.03.233
9LLOYDLS9A3LN0.8002850884.03.223
10KORYOKF14KSIAO123S1.00032861023.03.213

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar Rating
1HITACHIRAU318HUDZ11.50053621630.03.293
1HITACHIRAU318HUDP1.50053621630.03.293
1HITACHIRAU318HUD1.50053621630.03.293
1ONIDAS183SMH1.50052001580.03.293
1ONIDAS183FLT-N1.50052751605.03.293
1ONIDAS183FLT-L1.50052001580.03.293
1ONIDAS183DFL1.50052751605.03.293
1ONIDAS183CHR1.50052751605.03.293
1ONIDAS183FLT-LA1.50052001580.03.293
2ONIDAS183TRD-LA1.50052001590.03.273
2RECONNECTRHSAG15021.50051001560.03.273
3DAIKINFTC50PRV161.50052201605.03.253
3ONIDAS183TRDN1.50052751625.03.253
3ONIDAS183CUR1.50052751625.03.253
3ONIDAS183TRD1.50052751625.03.253
4BLUESTAR3HW18HAF1.50049501530.03.243
4KORYOKF14KSIAO183S1.50052681628.03.243
4WHIRLPOOLD COOL DELUXE III31.50052501620.03.243
4WHIRLPOOL3D COOL DLX PLUS III1.50053501651.03.243
5CARRIERNovello Plus1.50050501570.03.223
6HITACHIRAU318HUDG1.50052331630.03.213
6VOLTAS183 MYi1.50049001526.03.213
6VOLTAS183 DY1.50049001526.03.213
7HITACHIRAU318HUDD1.50052001625.03.203
7HITACHIRAU318KUDB1.50052001625.03.203
7HITACHIRAU318HUDZ1.50052001625.03.203
7IFBIACS18KA3TP1.50050651585.03.203
7LGLSA5VF3M1.50051751615.03.203
7LGLSA5AT3M1.50051751615.03.203
7LGLSA5ES3M1.50051751615.03.203
7LGLSA5NR3F41.50051751615.03.203
7LGLSA5AR3M41.50051751615.03.203
7LGLSA5MR3M41.50051751615.03.203
7LGLSA5ZR3M41.50051751615.03.203
7LGLSA5EG3M1.50051751615.03.203
7LGLSA5EW3M1.50051751615.03.203
7LGLSA5AP3M1.50051751615.03.203
7LGLSA5TM3M1.50051751615.03.203
7LGLSA5VP3M1.50051751615.03.203
7LGLSA5SP3M1.50051751615.03.203
7LGLSA5MP3M1.50051751615.03.203
7LGLSA5NP3F1.50051751615.03.203
7TRANETSR18MW4BSFC2.AA14CC1.50052171630.03.203
7VOLTAS153 CY1.20038501203.03.203
8IFBIACS18KA3TC1.50051051605.03.183
8VIDEOCONVSD531.50052501650.03.183
9LLOYDLS19A3PN1.50051921639.03.173
10BLUESTAR3HW18JBG1.50050001580.03.163
10BLUESTAR3HW18JBR1.50050001580.03.163
10BLUESTAR3HW18JB1.50050001580.03.163
10SAMSUNGAR18HC3TXNC1.50050001580.03.163
10SAMSUNGAR18HC3EXLW1.50050001580.03.163
10SAMSUNGAR18HC3UXNB1.50050001580.03.163
10SAMSUNGAR18HC3UXUQ1.50050001580.03.163
10SAMSUNGAR18HC3TYUR1.50050001580.03.163

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar Rating
1HITACHIRAU424ETD2.00070202134.03.293
1HITACHIRAU324EUDA2.00070202134.03.293
1HITACHIRAU324HUD2.00070202134.03.293
1HITACHIRAU424ETDGD2.00070202134.03.293
1HITACHIRAU424HTDW2.00070202134.03.293
1HITACHIRAU424HTD2.00070202134.03.293
2ONIDAS243FLT-N2.00066002010.03.283
2ONIDAS243FLT-LA2.00065001980.03.283
3DAIKINFTC60PRV161.80064001970.03.253
4HITACHIRAU324HUDG2.00069772160.03.233
4SAMSUNGAR24HC3TFUR2.00063001950.03.233
5CARRIERKurve2.00065002020.03.223
6GODREJGSC 24 FW 3 WNU2.00061001900.03.213
6HITACHIRAU323HUDD2.00067502100.03.213
6HITACHIRAU323HUDDZ2.00067502100.03.213
7HITACHIRAU423KTDB2.00067502110.03.203
7HITACHIRAU323KUDB2.00067502110.03.203
7VOLTAS243 CYa2.00061001906.03.203
8BLUESTAR3HW24FA2.00063652000.03.183
8LGLSA6EG3M2.00063502000.03.183
8LGLSA6SP3M2.00063502000.03.183
8LGLSA6MP3M2.00063502000.03.183
8LGLSA6ES3M2.00063502000.03.183
8LGLSA6EW3M2.00063502000.03.183
8LGLSA6TM3M2.00063502000.03.183
8LGLSA6VP3M2.00063502000.03.183
8LGLSA6NP3F2.00063502000.03.183
8LGLSA6AP3M2.00063502000.03.183
9BLUESTAR3HW24VC2.00060501910.03.173
9CARRIER42KGN-024P + 51MSN-024BB2.00059001860.03.173
9HITACHIRAU324HUDAG2.00074502350.03.173
9MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-HK24VA2.00064002020.03.173
10PANASONICCS-UC24QKY3/CU-UC24QKY32.00065002060.03.163
10PANASONICCS-YC24QKY3/CU-YC24QKY32.00065002060.03.163
10RECONNECTRHSAG20022.00065002060.03.163

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar Rating
1HITACHIRAU330HTD2.50087252825.03.092
1HITACHIRAU230HUD2.50087252825.03.092
2PANASONICCS-YC36PKY/CU-YC36PKY3.00097003190.03.042
3MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-H30VA2.50078002800.02.791

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  1. Deepak says:

    Hi! Abhishek

    You are doing a very good job of addressing people’s cooling problem. I stay in noida and my room size 17×13. I have room above my room and it is located in south west. My daily running of air conditioner is around 12 hrs daily. The place where i stay, needs anti corrosion treatment in air conditioners, other wise it is very difficlut to maintain an expensive ac. I have done my bit of research and zeroed down on Toshiba invertor ac, carrier superia plus and panasonic s24pkyp air conditioners. Please help.

  2. Dharmesh says:

    HI Abhishek,

    Can you please tell me Split AC best suited for my following bed room requirements

    Master Bed room = 13*11 = 143 sq ft
    Kids Bed room = 13*10.5 = 136.5 sq ft

    I live in mumbai-goregaon.

    Thanks
    Dharmesh.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Do you live on lower floor or top floor? Also does any of the room have wall directly facing the sun during the day?

    • Dharmesh says:

      Hi Abhishek,

      I live on 7th floor of 17th Story building. My bedroom windows are North-South facing. Through out the day my home has lot of natural light and air. We use AC most of the time at nights only. Also both my bedroom has very big windows (7X4 feet Approx).

      I hope above info will help you tell us the best Split AC for our home.

      Room Config:

      Master Bed room = 13*11 = 143 sq ft
      Kids Bed room = 13*10.5 = 136.5 sq ft

      I live in mumbai-goregaon.

      Regards,
      Dharmesh

  3. Harsh says:

    Hi Abhishek
    You are doing a tremendous job of giving personalized opinions through out patiently. Hats off to you!
    I have been going through and following your suggestions for a long time.
    I am still not able to decide due to non availability & restrictions.
    My Room size: around 210 sq ft. living room in second floor, Chennai.
    No more floors on top. It is breezy not really very hot on sunny days but lot of mosquitoes, can’t leave the room open.
    Usage: 3-6 hours max/day.
    It is enough to have cooling where we sit, not the entire room.
    There is a lot of corrosion in our area than compared to rest of Chennai, due to a nearby filthy drainage system .
    We checked on Hitachi 5 star rated 2 ton fixed AC- (Model -STAR), 3 star rated Ace cut out -Not Available for more than 2 months in Chennai. I have been tracking and finally lost patience.I went around so many shops with vain.

    Dealer ( Largest AC Dealer in Chennai) says we can buy O’General ASGA24FTTA model with 5 star.
    But I want to go for models with R22 instead of R410a as we end up refilling with gas at least twice or thrice in a year with my existing hitachi split and window Ac’s ( after 4 years of use). I had one Samsung 3 star split AC which lasted 2 years only, i had to replace the out door unit and with Hitachi, indoor unit was replaced but atleast lasted 5 years.
    I heard R 410a is very costly to refill.
    Neighbors say Panasonic models don’t last here. I have no idea. The dealer is trying to push whatever he has.
    Do we need a 5 star rated AC for this usage or Inverter AC (with R 22 if any). Only 1.5 ton models are available freely in Hitachi. I thought known devil is better (with hitachi). How about Daikin models?
    Can you suggest between hitachi / O’general or Daikin?. I can stretch the initial budget but not for AMC as it is tiring to go at the back of these service providers.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      HI Harsh,

      2 Ton AC should be good for your room. However you may not need a BEE 5 star rated model as your usage of AC is quite less. And in fact most BEE 3 star rated models will have R22. Secondly I would suggest that you go for a model that has blue fin condenser or has anti corrosion treatment done. Panasonic, Bluestar have models with blue fin condenser. Hitachi, Daikin have models that have anti corrosion treatment done. O General also has models with blue fin condenser and in fact the model you mentioned does have blue fin condenser but it is R410A. Models ASGA24ACT is BEE 3 star, R22 and also has Blue Fin Condenser. Hitachi, General and Daikin are companies that dedicatedly work on air conditioning and thus are the best in terms of technology/reliability. However it is an observation that within a BEE star rating, Daikin and Hitachi have higher EER models than General. But this observation is only within one BEE rating so A BEE 5 star rated General model will certainly be preferred than BEE 3 star rated Daikin model. You can go for either General or Daikin. Both are good.

  4. sumit says:

    i plan to purchase in between two brand models.
    (1) LSA5MP3M- LG 1.5 ton 3 star
    (2) hiachi kaze plus- 1.5 ton 3 star

    can you please give your view to finalize one. i have to install ac in a interior area near meerut u.p. so i am also confused to take service after sell.

    I am plannning to buy 1.5 ton ac.In our area a lot of voltage usually low so can you suggest which stabilizer I should purchase, i mean company and rating.
    and also as my usage is very less 1 or 2 hours per day, how are these above options. i mean should i go for inverter ac. thanks

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      If your usage is that low then you need not go for inverter AC. BEE 3 star rated AC is fine. You should go for LG model considering that you are in an interior area and getting good service is important. How low does the voltage go down in your area? You can check Bluebird stabilizer.

  5. Rajdeep Misra says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    Thank you for the wonderful articles to help us make the right choices.
    I’d like to purchase 2 ACs for our flat in Kolkata on 2nd floor (there are 2 more floors above mine) – a) for a bedroom sized 21 x 13 x 11 with east and north open; b) for an L-shaped drawing-dining sized 26 x 16 x 11. The bedroom one will be used max. for 8-9 hours/day, drawing-dining will be used max. for 4-5 hours/day…both for about 4-5 months/year. Kolkata is hot (lesser than Delhi though) but very humid.
    Please advise which ACs to purchase considering long-term reliability, lower cost of ownership (incl. better & more inclusive warranty etc.) and good after-sales service. I heard Hitachi/Carrier/Daikin are good…but I’m not tech-savvy.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Misra,

      The rooms are quite big and to cool the whole room you need about 2.5 tons of cooling for the bedroom and 4 tons cooling for the living room. For the bedroom the usage is high so I would recommend going for inverter tech AC. A 2.2 ton inverter tech AC would be good for the bedroom. If the usage is mostly at night even 2 ton inverter AC would be good. You can look at these models for the bedroom:

      2.2 ton inverter AC: Daikin FTKM71PRV16

      2 ton inverter AC:

      Hitachi Ace Inverter 2 ton
      Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GE24VA
      LG BS-Q246C8R3 or BS-Q246C8A2
      Samsung AR24HV5NBWK

      For the living room if you are fine with local cooling around the seating area, you can go for smaller AC of 2 ton fixed near the seating area. It will not cool the whole room, but will give sufficient cooling around the seating. You can look at these models:

      Hitachi RAU524IUD or RAU524HUD or RAU524ITD
      Mitsubishi Electric MS-GK24VA
      Voltas 245 DY
      Bluestar 5HW24MA

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      For your living room the usage is less. So you can even look at BEE 3 star two ton ACs:

      Hitachi RAU324HUD or RAU324EUDA
      Daikin FTC60PRV16
      Voltas, LG or Bluestar BEE 3 star rated AC models.

  6. amit says:

    dear sir,
    i have purchased voltas vertis gold i 1.5 ton 5star rating ac,eer-3.11.how much electricity (units)consuming in a hour that AC?
    pls reply asap.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      I am not able to find data for it. At EER of 3.11 it should be a BEE 4 star rated AC. However no one can give you exact number but to get an approximation you can look at the BEE label on your AC, check the power consumption in watts and multiply it by 0.8 and then divide it by 1000 to get unit consumption per hour. So suppose the electricity consumption is 1500 watts, then 1500*0.8/1000 = 1.2 units per hour.

  7. deepika says:

    Hi,

    Hitachi RAU518HUD
    Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control PLT V or 3D Cool Elite IV

    Pls suggest me which ac is best

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hitachi ACE Cutout is highly electricity saving AC and you should go for it if they provide good service in your area.

  8. Sunny says:

    Excellent article and very helpful, keep up the good work. I wish to know that if for example one usually never runs their AC below 26C and the maximum room temperature in peak summers is 34C (indoors), can one do with a 1.5T AC instead of a 1.8T or 2.0T one? I mean you have to bring down the temperature just by 8C and not chill the room like a freezer, setting the AC on the coldest setting? I have a room 12×18=216 sq ft and height 10.5ft. At most it reaches 34C in may-june but we feel very comfortable at 26-27C too and with the rising power charges we were wondering if a 1.5T AC would be enough to bring the temperature down by 8C? At night the room stays around 30C so we just have to bring it down by 4C or so. Then why spend too much on a 2.0T or 1.8T AC? Currently we have an old 2.0T window ac which consumes 2400 W and is used for around 10 hours a day, and is increasing our bills the most. I was considering a Daikin 1.5T AC for this room which uses only around 1500 W. So we can save a whopping 900W if this AC is enough to bring temperatures down by 8C . What is your opinion? Is the 1.5T AC undersized for this room? Please help me out!

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      well it will depend on the heat load of your room (which does not remain constant always). Heat load depends on outdoor temperature, construction of your wall, room insulation, amount of direct sunlight on the walls/ceiling, appliances in the room, people in the room, etc. So to truly say that 1.5 T AC will achieve that would be difficult. Some days it may, some days it may not. Under sizing ACs can be really helpful in saving electricity as long as you get the right amount of comfort from it. Inverter Tech ACs do exactly the same thing. They reduce their tonnage when the amount of heat to be removed is less and thus they save electricity.

  9. sumit says:

    I live in muzaffarnagar uttar pradesh , I am planning to buy a AC for i split AC for drawing room 20x18x 9(h),it is ground floor,above one floor is there. only one wall gets sunlight up to 11am on mirrors window only from east side. other wall gets no sun light , room is east face having 2 windows 3×4. usage will be 1-3 hrs per day,suggest me one good brand,less power consumption,service AC, cost will be 30 to 40k,
    and in the room at the entrance from the east side i have placed dinner table and far corner on west side I have placed sofas so can you suggest where I fix the ac. on the top of sofas or dinner table. thanks

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      To cool the full room, you need about 3 tons of cooling. If you go for smaller AC (say 2 ton AC), then some corners of the room will not get enough cooling and the area in front of the AC will only be cooled. Your usage of AC is less so you can go for BEE 3 star rated AC as well. You can look at these 2 ton models that will fit in your budget:

      Brand Model EER Ratio
      ONIDA S243FLT-N 3.28
      ONIDA S243FLT-LA 3.28
      VOLTAS 243 CYa 3.2
      BLUESTAR 3HW24FA 3.18
      PANASONIC CS-UC24QKY3 3.16
      VOLTAS 243 CYi 3.15
      HAIER HSU-24CK3W3N 3.12
      LLOYD LS24A3LN 3.12

      You should place it in that position which is near the most commonly used area.

  10. Dr Deep says:

    Hi m dr deep.
    Frm ahmedabad
    I want to purchase split ac for my clinic with size of 11#12 sq feet ( not exposed to sun at all) size.my daily usage is approx 5 hrs.. Distance between indoor unit and outdoor unit installation will b around 35 feet. So m confused whether to go for 1.1 ton mitsubisi 5 star srk 13 with or without inverter or 1.5 ton 3 star ac.pls help me as soon as possible..

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1.2 tons fixed speed cooling. If you go for inverter tech then you need 1 ton inverter AC. If your usage is through the year for 5 hours, I would suggest going for AC with inverter technology. You can look at these models:

      1 ton inverter AC:

      Daikin FTKM35PRV16 or FTKP35PRV16 (1 ton)
      Hitachi ACE or iClean Inverter AC (1 ton)
      Sharp AH-XP13LV, AH-XP13PHT, AH-XP13PMT, AH-X13PET (1.1 ton)
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK or AR12HV5DAWK (1 ton)
      Panasonic CS-S12PKYP Econavi (1 ton)

  11. Naseem says:

    Hello Sir,
    i live in south Delhi, our building has 4th floors and i live on second and one side wall is facing west and its horrible to live.the bedroom size is 14 feet X 12 feet. please tell me how may tons of Split Unit (Inverter type) i will need and if you can tell me the name of manufacture too. please give me your suggetion.as soon as you can..thanks alot..

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1.5 ton inverter AC for your room. You can look at these models:

      Hitachi Ace or Kampa inverter 1.5 ton
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16
      Samsung AR18HV5DAWK
      LG BS-Q186C8R6
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK

  12. din seth says:

    HI Abhishek, How good is a Mitsubishi Industries 2 ton inverter Ac–mITSUBISHI , Hitachi and Daikin seem in the same 60K price range..This is for Amritsar. You already advised me on the requirements.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      I could not find a 2 ton inverter AC on MHI website (http://internationalaircon.com/product.htm) they have 1 and 1.5 ton. You can check Sharp and Samsung, they would be cheaper. Sharp is cheap and quite efficient.

      • din seth says:

        Hi abhishek tks i researched mitsubishi sharp hitachi and Samsung and lg inverter acs. The dealer has a 2ton mitsubishi but it’s imported and the company lacks a india office. But the ac seems well made. The e’er of sharp is lower at 3.32 and lg higher at 3.52. Hitachi is around 3.5 but lacks filters. Samsung gives better warranty. Is e’er the best barometer to determine energy efficiencies. Should I just look at e’er and service to decide. ..If cost is no consideration which one would you advise. Tks

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          EER is the best barometer to determine efficiency. However you also need to look at the service. Japanese brand are the most reliable in terms of technology/reliability. Just that they have certain challenges with service in certain cities. If you are in a big city then it should not be a problem. If Hitachi has a good service center in your city, I would suggest to go for that.

  13. rishabhkumar says:

    hi
    I need a 1 ton AC for my room. it must have 5 star rating and nice cooling as well. please suggest some AC s from the companies that also offer good after sale services. i would really appreciate your help. :)

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      There are several factors that one need to consider while buying AC:

      1) Tonnage of AC: Depends on several factors, but primarily on size of room, city where you live in, window sizes, people in the room. Oversized AC consumes more electricity, and undersized does not cool properly.

      2) Star Rating: Choice of BEE 5 star/inverter tech or a lower rating depends on your usage of AC. If your usage is more than 1000 hrs per year (with traiff more than Rs 5), it is better to go for higher efficiency models. Benefit of inverter tech is that it is a variable tonnage AC and as the tonnage requirement is different every month and every day, this AC auto adjusts to the needs and thus saves electricity.

      3) Brand: Some brands offer better reliability/technology and some have better service network. One has to factor in both. Once you have decided on star rating, the most efficient models from good brands can be selected.

      If you provide us with more details as in which city do you live in, sizes of your room, which floor they are on, is there any floor above it, are the walls exposed to sun, usage in hours per day and months per year, and approximate budget, then we can recommend you something. Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  14. Abhishek Sharma says:

    Amongst the Japanese brands Hitachi, Panasonic and Daikin which one do you think is the best in terms of performance, corrosion resistance and efficiency? I have never seen a Mitsubishi AC here but I know it is an excellent company. Do you have any idea about how good Mitsubishi ACs are? Thanks for a great article.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Abhishek,

      Japanese brands are good on technology/reliability. Hitachi and Daikin have very high energy efficiency models. They also have anti-corrosion treated condenser coils. Panasonic models with Econavi sensors are quite good. Also inverter technology air conditioners are quite good and energy efficient. Hitachi and Daikin also have the most energy efficient inverter technology air conditioners. Mitsubishi Electric also has energy efficient models, but we do not have data for MItsubishi Heavy Industries.

  15. Abhishek Sharma says:

    Great article! But pretty curious as to how Indian companies like Godrej, Voltas and Onida are being able to keep the power consumption of their ACs much lower than their foreign competitors? Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Had I not read this list, I would never had considered any Indian brand to be honest, but much impressed now if their ACs really work well too. Is there any technical reason for this low power consumption?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Abhishek,

      From what I know most Indian brands just assemble imported components. Onida gets much of its technology from Hitachi. Godrej’s most efficient models use R290 which is highly energy efficient refrigerant (but a bit flammable as it is propane). Godrej has imported technology that makes its ACs work with R290. However while using R290 one has to make sure that there is adequate safety built in it. Voltas is the best and most popular Indian brand. However their efficiency levels are just borderline on each star rating. They do not have the most energy efficient models. Amongst the three Voltas is considered as most reliable.

  16. aman says:

    hi ,
    i want to buy a energy efficient AC for my medical shop , the shop has dimension of 12 by 22 sq ft with no upper floors and doesn’t face direct sun except for half hour in the morning .
    kindly suggest me the best options keeping in mind that Ac will run for 8 to 10 hr per day .

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Which city is this for?

      • aman says:

        its for Ludhiana , Punjab

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          You would need 2.5 to 3 tons of cooling for your shop. Would suggest you to go for a 1 ton and a 1.5 ton inverter AC. You can look at these:

          1 ton inverter AC:

          Daikin FTKM35PRV16 or FTKP35PRV16 (1 ton)
          Hitachi ACE or iClean Inverter AC (1 ton)
          Sharp AH-XP13LV, AH-XP13PHT, AH-XP13PMT, AH-X13PET (1.1 ton)
          Samsung AR12HV5NBWK or AR12HV5DAWK (1 ton)
          Panasonic CS-S12PKYP Econavi (1 ton)

          1.5 ton inverter AC:

          Hitachi Ace or Kampa inverter 1.5 ton
          Daikin FTKM50PRV16
          Samsung AR18HV5DAWK
          LG BS-Q186C8R6
          Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV
          Samsung AR18HV5NFWK

  17. Ish says:

    Dear Abhishek,

    I have 1BHK house on ground floor and one room on the first floor on top of ground floor bedroom. I want to buy AC for ground floor bedroom size 12×12. There is no direct sunlight, room walls are covered from all over.
    Please suggest which AC is best for us.

    Regards,
    Ish

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Which city is this for?

    • Ish says:

      Dear Abhishek,

      I live in Gurgaon.

      Regards,
      Ish

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1.2 ton fixed speed or 1 ton inverter AC for your room. You can check these:

      1.2 ton AC:
      Hitachi RAU514IUD or RAU514EUDA
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Platinum V or Magicool Platinum V
      Voltas 155 CY

      1 ton inverter AC:
      Daikin FTKM35PRV16 or FTKP35PRV16 (1 ton)
      Hitachi ACE or iClean Inverter AC (1 ton)
      Sharp AH-XP13LV, AH-XP13PHT, AH-XP13PMT, AH-X13PET (1.1 ton)
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK or AR12HV5DAWK (1 ton)
      Panasonic CS-S12PKYP Econavi (1 ton)

      Would suggest to go for inverter AC.

    • Ish says:

      Thanks a lot Abhishek for the suggestion.

      Regards,
      Ish

  18. mayank kumar says:

    hi sir,
    i want to buy a split ac for my room at ground floor. I have homed on to carrier 1.5 ton split ac i am confused between models SUPERIA PLUS and SUPERIA 365.I have come to know that cooling and warming ACs require more maintainance. Please suggest me between these two models with respect to maintainence and enegry usage.
    thanks
    mayank

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You would need warming only if you are in a city where you need room heaters in winters. Otherwise there is no benefit of hot and cold AC. Also energy efficiency of hot and cold ACs is lesser than cooling only ACs. So you should go for superia 365 only if you have good requirement of room heaters in winters. Else superia plus is better.

  19. Sanjay Kumar says:

    Hello Abhishek,
    I am having my flat which is on 2nd floor in Rewari Haryana.The flat consist of 3 bedrooms and one drawing room.
    Kindly suggest me AC for all these rooms.
    The size of bedrooms is 12×12 and that of drawing room is 15×20.
    Pls suggest for two bedrooms separtely as they are west facing and has got sun for almost 3-4 hours of the day

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Sanjay,

      When you say 2nd floor, is it top floor or are there more floors above it? I assume that there are more floors above it. In that case you need:

      For the 12×12 room that is not west facing a 1.2 ton AC would work. In case it is top floor you need 1.5 ton AC.
      For the 12×12 room that is west facing, you need 1.5 ton AC. In case it is top floor you need 1.7 ton AC.

      For the 15×20 room you need about 3 tons of cooling (and more if it is a top floor room).

      Please confirm the tonnages and I can suggest you some models.

  20. Madhan W says:

    Hi Abishek,
    I live in chennai. My room size is 120 sq feet,one side is exposed to sunlight in the morning. I am planning to get 1 ton split ac. I have short listed Lloyd LSI3A5L 1 ton AC. Please advice me whether I can go for this Ac.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      If roof is not exposed to sun then 1 ton should be fine. Else you would need 1.2 ton. How much is your usage of AC? How much is your budget?

  21. Gaurang says:

    Please explain what does EER ratio in the list aove means and how do you calculate that.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Gaurang,

      You can get all the details on this link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/air-conditioner-selection-understand-tonnage-eer-cop-and-star-rating.html

  22. Jibran says:

    Hi Abishek,

    My whole apartment is of 560sqft., bedroom is small..

    in reply to:
    Hi Jibran,

    560 sqft is a very big room. A 1 ton AC will not be sufficient for it. Are you sure it is 560 sqft?

    I have bought Samsung AR12HC5USNB Split AC 1.0 ton from flipkart, my flat is on 2nd floor in a 7 floor building in mumbai , I have installed it in my bedroom of 560 sqft. 1 bhk flat, Its a 5 star rating split, Just want to know whether I have gone for the right product or not?

    Thank you

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      What is the size of your bedroom? I hope you will not leave the doors open for the AC to cool the whole house.

    • JIbran says:

      No i wont keep the bedroom door open, i dont know the exact figure of my bedroom, but the product which i ave purchase is good or bad?

  23. Gora Chattoraj says:

    Hi Abishek,

    I have a 5 years old Samsung Window 1.5 ton AC in my room of 9 x 17 x 10 (w x d x h) and this room is at roof, there are no other room and it faces direct sunlight from dawn to dusk. It takes about minimum of 45 minutes to bring the room at comfort zone during the summer here at Kolkata. It runs about 10 – 12 hours daily during that seasons, Due to high electricity bill i want to change it from window to spilt with star rating. Would you suggest me which Ac will i buy for faster cooling and energy efficiency. Shall I go for Inverter AC or normal 5 Star AC. Pl. suggest me some model.
    Another question , I heard that now a days Samsung AC is coming with Aluminum Condensing coil instead of Copper, is it true.

    Thanks & regards

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,

      You need 1.7 ton cooling for your room. So you can go for 1.7 ton fixed speed AC or 1.5 ton inverter tech AC. Your usage is high so I would suggest to go for 1.5 ton inverter tech AC. You can look at these models:

      You can look at these ACs:
      Hitachi RAU520IUD or RAU520ITD (1.7 ton AC)

      or you can look at 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      Hitachi Ace or Kampa inverter 1.5 ton
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16
      Samsung AR18HV5DAWK
      LG BS-Q186C8R6
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK

      These days most brands have aluminium condenser and there are hardly a few brands that make 100% copper. However many brands provide anti-corrosion protection for most models. The biggest benefit that copper has over aluminium is that in case of leaks it is easy to repair (aluminium needs replacement), however both aluminium and copper are prone to corrosion (with aluminium being more prone). And when anti-corrosion protection is applied, chances of leaks minimize.

      • Gora Chattoraj says:

        Hi Abhishek,

        Thanks for your reply.
        Could you tell me the few brands who make condenser with 100% copper. I came to know from one of your comment that Carrier make copper condenser. They have Superia plus and Kurve Inverter AC. I don’t know about there product reliability and after sales service.
        Is Hitachi Ac has Extra Heat Exchanger (water cool)? I am bit confused here to choose the right AC for me among the followings(according to my budget)

        1) Hitachi Ace RAU019EUEA
        2) HITACHI KAMPA RAU018HUEA
        3) SAMSUNG – AR 18HV5NFWK
        4) CARRIER SUPERIA PLUS/ KURVE

        pl. suggest me the appropriate Ac taking into consideration the usage, reliability and service.

        Thanks & Regards

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi,

          Just want to understand why do you need 100% copper. Precoated aluminium condensers are quite reliable and I do not see a significant benefit of 100% copper over these. Also as long as AC is energy efficient and reliable, you should not worry if it has extra heat exchanger or not. If it does, it will reflect in its energy efficiency (EER ratio). Of all the ACs you mentioned, Hitachi Ace Inverter is the most energy efficient. It has precoated aluminium as well. In case they have a good service in your area, then you should surely go for it.

  24. Saunak Bakshi says:

    Hello,
    I live in kolkata.My flat is on the fifth(topmost) floor..and two of the outer walls(east facing)approx.. receives sunlight till noon..at max. I am planning to get a split ac..for a room(120sq ft) in size..which is both energy efficient..and yields good reliable performance.Usage approx is around 8-10hrs a day..which should be for 8-9months in a year.
    Preference is for the ones that comes with copper coils..as it is better than the alloy ones..and efficient servicing should be available. Other minor features..like de-humidifier,auto-restart or if an inverter model comes good..i shall consider it. Please help me with this..so that I can make a good purchase.
    Thank you,
    Saunak

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1.2 ton fixed speed or 1 ton inverter AC for your room. You can check these:

      1.2 ton AC:
      Hitachi RAU514IUD or RAU514EUDA
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Platinum V or Magicool Platinum V
      Voltas 155 CY

      1 ton inverter AC:
      Daikin FTKM35PRV16 or FTKP35PRV16 (1 ton)
      Hitachi ACE or iClean Inverter AC (1 ton)
      Sharp AH-XP13LV, AH-XP13PHT, AH-XP13PMT, AH-X13PET (1.1 ton)
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK or AR12HV5DAWK (1 ton)
      Panasonic CS-S12PKYP Econavi (1 ton)

      Would suggest to go for inverter AC. If you want all copper then you can look at inverter AC from Carrier.

  25. Anandhaprasadh says:

    Dear Abhishek,

    Appreciating your effort continued support for the customers buying air conditioners. I have given detail and query below:

    City: Chennai

    Type: Apartment, G+2, Living in ground floor, need to fix the A/C in the living room of size 10×10 approx. It has windows at East and South walls. The room is exposed to sunlight. There are rooms above our house, being a 2 storied building.

    Usage: During night time, 10 pm to 6 am as total hours of usage, with 3 occupants (Me, wife & kid)

    I would like to select any of the following:

    1. LG: LSA3TM3M

    2. Panasonic: CS/CU-YC12QKY3

    3. Hitachi: RAU312HUDD

    Kindly suggest which one can I opt for. Thanks a lot in advance.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Amongst the three LG has the highest cooling capacity however Hitachi has highest energy efficiency and lowest power consumption. However your room need just 0.9 tons of cooling so you do not need higher cooling capacity. I think Hitachi model will be better.

  26. Anandhaprasadh says:

    Dear Abhishek,

    I had asked my query on 5th Jul’1 but could not see my query here. Can you kindly check pls.

    Rgds,
    Anandh.

  27. uday kumar says:

    thanks you for your precious time to reply all of doubts.

    I live in trichy,tamilnadu, I am planning to buy inverter split AC for my room 10x9x8,it is ground floor,above one floor is there. one wall gets sunlight up to 11am. other wall gets sun evening 2 hrs ,but night time is very hot and humid, room is west face having 2 windows 3×4. usage will be 4-5 hrs per day,suggest me one good brand,less power consumption,service AC, cost will be 40 to 50k,
    thank you

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need a 0.75 ton inverter AC for your room. You can look at these:

      0.75 ton inverter AC:
      Daikin FTKM25PRV16
      Sharp AH-XP10LV
      Mitsubishi MSY-GE10VA
      OGeneral ASGA09JGCA

      They should cost much less than your budget.

  28. harender sodhi says:

    Dear Abhishek I placed two queries on your site, am still waiting for your reply

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Sodhi,

      When did you put those queries? Also what was the email id that you had put in that? I can see only one comment in my system from this email id of yours. Or you can email me at [email protected]

  29. Jibran says:

    Hi Abishek,

    I have bought Samsung AR12HC5USNB Split AC 1.0 ton from flipkart, my flat is on 2nd floor in a 7 floor building in mumbai , I have installed it in my bedroom of 560 sqft. 1 bhk flat, Its a 5 star rating split, Just want to know whether I have gone for the right product or not?

    Thank you

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Jibran,

      560 sqft is a very big room. A 1 ton AC will not be sufficient for it. Are you sure it is 560 sqft?

  30. tanveer says:

    Hi,

    i am opening new shop its 1200sqft shop divided by wall with two small passage in wall (together two people can come and go from it) it has one door only .

    its located in basement and only see sun light morning to 10am .

    please guide me which split ac will be good .

    currently thinking of buying sharp 2AC AHXP18pet 1.5Ton for each side

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Tanveer,

      Is the area of the shop 1200 sq ft??? If that is true then 2 ACs of 1..5 ton will not be sufficient. Also if that is true, then it will be better if you get a professional evaluator from a manufacturing company to assess the heat load in your shop.

  31. Shara says:

    Hello, We have purchsed Voltas 182 Cy 1.5 ton Ac (2 star).
    Read review in many website now that voltas products are not good and service is bad. Please help as teh product is already delivered but not yet installed

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Sharan,

      Which city are you from? What is the size of the room? Are there any rooms on top of this room? Do any of the room wall get sunlight in the afternoon? How much is the usage of the AC in hrs/day and month/year?

  32. Harshul says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule and resolving viewers queries. I also need your suggestion. Please suggest what kind of AC shall I go for..1,1.2 ,1.5,2 Ton and Start rating?

    Location – Delhi

    Split AC
    Room 1 – 11’x14’ , Usage – Night 8 hours, Day 2 hours, Usage– 4 months in a year
    Room 2 – 11’x12’-6” , Usage – Night 4-5 hours, Usage– 4 months in a year
    Living Room – 13’x16’ , Usage – 1 hour in a day, Usage– 4 months in a year

    Window AC
    Room 3 – 11’x14’ , Usage –2 hours in a day, Usage– 4 months in a year

    Another related question – How’s performance of Whirlpool 3D AC? Would you recommend to go for it?

    Thanks in advance

    Harshul

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Are there any more rooms on top of these rooms? Does these rooms get direct sunlight on any of the walls?

    • Harshul says:

      Sorry should have shared more details…The flat is on 6th Floor of a 14 floor mutli-story apartment. The direct sunlight is there from morning hours to 2 PM.

      • Abhishek Jain says:

        Hi,

        Here are the requirements for the room:

        For room 1: Needs 1.4 tons of cooling. So either a 1.5 ton fixed speed AC or 1.5 ton inverter AC.
        For room 2: Needs 1.3 tons of cooling on peak summer day time. A 1.2 ton AC would also do if the usage is only at night. So a 1.2 ton fixed speed or 1 ton inverter AC would work.
        For Living room: 1.8 or 2 ton fixed speed AC. No need of going for inverter AC as the usage is too less. You can go for any star rating.
        For room 3: 1.5 ton window AC would work.

        For room 1 I would suggest going for BEE 5 star or inverter tech 1.5 ton AC. If budget is not a constraint (you are fine with paying 4-5K extra), then I would strongly recommend going for inverter tech AC. You can look at these models:

        1.5 ton fixed speed models:
        Hitachi RAU518HUD
        Godrej GSC 18 FG 6 WNG or GSC 18 FG 6 ONG or GSC 18 FG 6 BNG
        Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control PLT V or 3D Cool Elite IV
        or any LG BEE 5 star rated model
        Mitsubishi MS-GK18VA

        or 1.5 ton inverter AC models:
        Hitachi Ace or Kampa inverter 1.5 ton
        Daikin FTKM50PRV16
        Samsung AR18HV5DAWK
        LG BS-Q186C8R6
        Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV
        Samsung AR18HV5NFWK

        For room 2: rather than going for BEE 3/2 star 1.5 ton AC or 1.2 ton AC (which are only available in BEE 5 star), I would suggest going for 1 ton inverter AC. They may cost the same or less (especially if you look for Sharp, Samsung or Daikin):

        Daikin FTKM35PRV16 (choice 1) or FTKP35PRV16 (choice 2) or even FTKE35PRV16 (choice 3) (1 ton)
        Hitachi ACE or iClean Inverter AC (1 ton)
        Sharp AH-XP13LV, AH-XP13PHT, AH-XP13PMT, AH-X13PET (1.1 ton)
        Samsung AR12HV5NBWK or AR12HV5DAWK (1 ton)
        Panasonic CS-S12PKYP Econavi (1 ton)

        For the hall, you can go for any 2 ton AC (any star rating), as the usage is very less. If you really want to save on costs then you can look at economy brands like Onida, Llyod, Haier or Electrolux. They have decent products with low price.

        For 1.5 ton window AC, you can look at these models:

        Hitachi RAV518HUD
        Hitachi RAT518HUD
        LG LWA5CP5F1
        Hitachi RAW518KUD
        Panasonic CW-KC1814YA
        or any Voltas BEE 5 star rated window AC.

  33. kiran kumar ponna says:

    Abhishek, i want to fit a split ac for study room of 100 sqr ft. I think i will be happy with 1 ton with two people in the room. we are planning in a way that we switch on the ac for 6-8 hrs a day. please suggest me a good one. we already have a Samsung silver nano window type in another room which is still going good for more than 4 yrs now. I expect a durable one with good performance and service.my budget is below 30k. I live in Chennai btw. please reply asap. im planning to get it this weekend..

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Are there any more rooms on top of this room? Does the room get direct sunlight on any of the walls?

    • kiran kumar ponna says:

      No direct sunlight to the room and its above the room

      • Abhishek Jain says:

        You need a 1 ton AC for your room. You can look at these window ACs:

        Hitachi RAW511KUD
        LG LWA3GP5F
        LG LWA3BP5F
        Whirlpool MAGICOOL PLATINUM V
        Voltas 125 DY

  34. ravi says:

    hi abhishek

    i wanted to know about the reliability and efficiency of the carrier midea flair 1.5 tonne ac
    how is it compared to voltas and carrier

    regards

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Ravi,

      carrier midea flair 1.5 tonne ac is a product from media range. I would say Voltas and Carrier models would be more reliable. However reliability depends on brand, but efficiency depends on model. A better brand can have models that are less efficient but reliable, and even a less reliable brand can have more energy efficient ACs.

  35. Arvind says:

    Abhishek, first of all, it is truly commendable of you to have taken time to answer all the queries of your viewers.

    Secondly, here’s the deal, alright? I am in need of a 1.5 ton Inverter AC for my room and I would truly appreciate your expert opinion in this regard and have you suggest the best models. I am put up in Chennai if that would be of any relevance to you.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You can look at any of these models:

      Hitachi Ace or Kampa inverter 1.5 ton
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16
      Samsung AR18HV5DAWK
      LG BS-Q186C8R6
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK

  36. Sanjeev Thakur says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    I have very small office 10X08 only in Mumbai. Its on 4th floor in 7 storey commercial bldg. There are only 2 staff. i want to install 0.75 ton window ac. I have heard ac coil should be made of copper. Can u suggest me a good brand with copper coil. What about O General ?? Are it with copper coil. please suggest.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Thakur,

      I would not recommend you to go for 0.75 ton window AC in Mumbai on commercial tariffs which is almost Rs 11-12 per unit for all the units. Firstly the only 0.75 ton window ACs available in market are BEE 2 or 1 star which are equivalent to BEE 1 and 0 star split ACs. Tariffs in Mumbai are so high that we do not recommend anything less than BEE 5 star rated AC to people, unless the use of AC is less than 500 hrs in a year. I would strongly recommend that you go for 0.8 ton inverter AC from Sharp AH-XP10LV which may cost you about 10K more, but will save you a lot in electricity.

  37. zuhaib says:

    i have a room of dimension (LBH) 6x9x9 ft on first floor. i have to take split AC, with usage of 7-8 hrs a day, which brand, tonnage and low electricity consumption my budget is 35k to 45k

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Which city is this for? Are there any other rooms on top of this room? Does any of the wall get direct sunlight during the day (especially in the afternoon? However the size of the room is small and in most cases a 0.75 ton AC would do. You can go for Sharp AH-XP10LV, Sharp AH-XP10NRV or Daikin FTKM25PRV16. These will be efficient in using electricity as well as will cool well.

  38. Arpit Gulati says:

    Please HELP!!!! I can’t see my comments on the site. Also the replies….. I got notification on gmail that I have got a reply, but when I click on the link given it opens the same page of top ten air conditions…… On the site their is written that this post has 1435 comments. Even I click on newer comments but the same thing repeats!!! In the whole post my comments are not seeing….. I commented 2 times. But after submitting it I just can’t find them that where they are  written!!!!

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Can you check again now?

      • Arpit Gulati says:

        YA YA Sir, The problem is now solved…. And Thanks u a lot sir for the help. Keep it up! Your post is very helpful & likeable to all persons. Best of luck for the next!!!

  39. Yogesh Pawar says:

    Thank you Buddy For ur kind Reply n Information given will definitely help a lot ( Appreciated ).
    I have finalised my Ac Brand n Model i.e Voltas 155CY 1.2 T for a 10*15 middle floor Room wid min sun light . Just have a final Question regarding purchase Voltas have mentioned on their website that ACs purchased from any of ecommerce websites will be on owners Risk . So from where should i buy Online/Retail as compare to Retail store online is cheaper assuming the installation charges …

    Regards .

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Retail store will be better. Snapdeal is selling ACs for quite cheap but most brands are not offering warranty on products purchased from Snapdeal. Installation you will get both online and from retail.

      • Yogesh Pawar says:

        Hi Abhishek thank a lot for u r kind suggestions …………i m confused with Voltas as some of dealers have said that voltas has a service issue , also not good in performance .also seen Onida Flat N and Bluestar V 3*
        middle floor of building Area 10*15 no direct sunlight budget-upto 33k
        Please suggest me Split Ac of any Brand either Voltas/ Onida/ Bluestar.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Yogesh,

          If your budget is about 33K and your room needs 1.2 tons of fixed speed cooling, then I would strongly suggest you to go for 1 ton inverter AC from Sharp which you can get in your budget. You can look at these models:

          Sharp AH-XP13LV or Sharp AH-XP13NRV or Sharp AH-XP13PET or Sharp AH-XP13PHT

          these will fit into your budget and will save you a lot of electricity. If you go for Onida or Bluestar then you will have to go for 1.5 ton AC which for bluestar will be expensive. Also you will get a BEE 3 star rated AC, however these inverter tech ACs can save much more electricity for you.

  40. Arpit Gulati says:

    Sir, I am looking for 2.0 ton inverter ac for ma room…. May u tell me which models are on top??? Price doesn’t matter. I am attracted by Samsung AR5000 series AR24HV5NBWK 2.0 ac. This is my choice. Tell me yours please……

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      If you need 2 ton inverter then these are the top models:

      Hitachi Ace Inverter 2 ton
      Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GE24VA
      LG BS-Q246C8R3 or BS-Q246C8A2
      Samsung AR24HV5NBWK

      If you need 1.75 or 1.8 ton inverter then these are two models:

      Sharp AH-X21RET
      Daikin FTKP60PRV16

  41. P.d.garg says:

    Searching for a window of 38 x 60 cm. 1.5 ton.

  42. Yogesh Pawar says:

    Hi Abhishek , i m trying to buy a Split AC for Home use,but confused which BRAND and MODEL to go for
    (Kalyan-Thane) Area-10*15 daily usage 2-3 Hrs .
    Budget Around upto 33K
    Suggest me Brand with model and Star Rating
    can this be a Good one …..

    VOLTAS 185CYA SPLIT AC (1.5 TONS)
    Capacity: 1.5 Ton
    5 Star Rating
    Power: 1438 W
    Power Requirement : AC 230 V, 50 Hz
    Auto Restart
    Indoor Noise Level: High – 44 dB, Low – 37 dB
    Remote Control
    Indoor Dimensions (WxHxD) – 945 cm x 210 cm x 300 cm
    Outdoor Dimensions (WxHxD) – 840 cm x 540 cm x 300 cm
    Indoor Weight – 12 kg

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Yogesh,

      If your room is on lower floor (not top floor where ceiling is exposed to sun) and you do not get sunlight on any wall post afternoon (room in general is less sunny), then you need 1.1 tons of cooling for a 15×10 room. Else if it is top floor and walls also get sunlight, then you need about 1.3 tons of cooling for the room on peak summer day. Your usage is very less, so any BEE star rating would do as I think your yearly usage will be less than 600 hrs. If you are interested in Voltas, then instead of 185CYA I would suggest you to go for Voltas 155 CY which is a 1.2 ton AC. Or you can also go for 1.2 ton window AC from whirlpool in case you are fine with window AC (it will fit into your budget as well).

  43. ravi says:

    hi abhishek
    what is ur opinion on voltas acs, i live in vizag
    my main concern is reliability how is voltas when compared to carrier, hitachi and diakin

  44. Arun kumar says:

    Hi Abishek,

    I went thro a lot of your comments before asking my question, and i have avoided questions for which I got answers to.

    1) Im planning to air-condition my media room which is 25 x 17 x 9 feet in dimensions. One main concern for this ac is that it has to be extremely silent, and a high quality brand. As of now, I have shortlisted a 2.2 ton Daikin FTKM71PRV16, which is only 32 dB in its silent mode. Can you kindly confirm if this AC will be sufficient for this room, or if I should downsize, upsize it? Also, can you kindly let me know if there is any other AC which is more quieter than this? The walls don’t get much of direct sunlight, but the roof is exposed to direct sunlight. I have put proper insulation on the ceiling, and have put false ceiling. There is just one small window of 3 x 2 feet.

    2) My office is 25 x 12 x 10 feet in dimensions. Im planning to put an inverter AC in this room, as it will be on from monday to saturday for about 8 hours a day. Im currently using a 1.5 ton Samsung AC, which is giving lot of problems off late, and I need to change it. But when it was working fine, I felt that the cooling was good. Im planning to get a Daikin AC for my office also. But can you kindly confirm how many tons is required for this room? There are no windows, and the wall does not get direct sunlight. The office has a sheet roof which is about 16 feet high; but my room has a false ceiling made of thermocol.

    Im currently living in Salem, Tamilnadu which had a max temperature of about 39 this summer. Thank you very much for the time taken!

    Regards,
    Arun!

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      For room 1: As per my calculations it requires about 3-3.5 tons of cooling. So you might have to add 1 ton inverter AC along with 2.2 ton inverter AC.

      For room 2: You need about 2.5 tons of cooling. Was your old 1.5 ton AC cooling well enough? You can go for Daikin 2.2 ton inverter AC for this.

  45. deepika says:

    Dear Sir
    I stay in Chandigarh. My Room is on ground floor. there is 1st floor also. I want to buy an AC for my living room. The room gets no direct sunlight.The room in 12 feet long, 12 feet wide and the height is 10 feet. AC May use during night for 4-5 Hrs/day and for 5 to 6 months.Major consideration are Good cooling, long life and economical running cost. Please suggest the model and company i should go for.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You should go for BEE 3 star 1.5 ton ACs. You can look at:

      Hitachi RAU318HUD
      Daikin FTC50PRV16
      Bluestar 3HW18HAF
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Deluxe III or 3D Cool Dlx Plus III

  46. Arpit Gulati says:

    Very helpful & likeable post sir!!! But please also update an another post sir about TOP TEN Inverter air conditioner….. As It can be helpful for those buyers who are looking for inverter technology.

  47. Yogesh Pawar says:

    Hi, Abhishek good Information before buying a AC
    Please Suggest me Split AC my bedroom size is 10*15 little bit of sunlight …i m confused which brand should i go for either voltas or Hitachi ? my budget is upto 30k please suggest with star Rating
    Thanks ,
    Regards .

  48. Neela says:

    Hi ! Thanks for wonderful posting. It is helps a lot when you decide to buy an Aircon. I want to buy a air-Conditioner for my room (size 14 X 12 ) usage is mainly in the Night. 2 walls have direct sunlight and top floor. Please suggest which A/C is suitable in terms of Ton, Brand and Model. Please reply at your earliest as I am planning to buy tomorrow . Thanks.

  49. mithun shah says:

    namaste abhishekji

    my room size is 12-9-9, no direct sunlight, a huge glass sliding window with proper thick sized curtains.
    what tonnage ac should i go for ?
    as per what i have read in other answers you suggest japanese technolgy which i am also interested in but if i have choice which do you suggest daikin ? mitsubishi? hitachi ? these 3 are in my budget.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      which city is this for?

    • Mithun shah says:

      my room size is 12-9-9, no direct sunlight, a huge glass sliding window with proper thick sized curtains.
      what tonnage ac should i go for ?
      as per what i have read in other answers you suggest japanese technolgy which i am also interested in but if i have choice which do you suggest daikin ? mitsubishi? hitachi ? these 3 are in my budget. I also came across a dealer selling trane company acs and he said its a very good brand with ingersoll rand compressor a german company.
      I stay in ahmedabad-gujarat
      A

      • Abhishek Jain says:

        You need 1 ton fixed speed or 0.75 ton inverter AC, you can look at these:

        Godrej GSC 12 FG 6 WNG or GSC 12 FG 6 BNG
        Mitsubishi MS-GK10VA
        Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control
        Panasonic CS-XC12QKY

        Or you can also look at 0.75 ton inverter tech AC models:

        Daikin FTKM25PRV16
        Sharp AH-XP10LV
        Mitsubishi MSY-GE10VA
        OGeneral ASGA09JGCA

  50. Jagdishprasad says:

    Out of inverter and non-inverter ac, are inverter model acs more prone to become faulty. And they are having 4-5 pcbs and also repairing them may cost Rs. 15 K to 17 K. During warranty and AMC period are these free ?

    Between FTKM50PRV16(Daikin) and i-clean inverter(Hitachi), which is better one ?

    Is it true that i-clean inverter ac is more prone to fault ?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Inverter ACs have electronic components just like your television. They are as prone to failure as your TV is. A voltage surge or fluctuation can cause problems. I am not sure if PCBs are free in AMC period, you will have to check with manufacturer.

      Both FTKM50 and iClean are highly energy efficient. So it truly depends on your brand preference. I have not heard complaints on iClean inverter yet.

  51. Gurjeet Singh says:

    Dear Abhishek Ji,

    I am Gurjeet Singh living in Ludhiana, Punjab. I am plan to buy an AC in this week. I had choose to buy whirlpool 1.5 Ton 4 Star Window AC Elite IV. Pls give your advice on the same whether is buy whirlpool or will go with my 2nd option which comparatively expensive i.e., HITACH TM or QC or KAZE Plus 1.5 Ton Window AC.

    Pls advice at earliest………

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Would suggest you to go for Hitachi Summer QC model. It is highly energy efficient.

      • Gurjeet Singh says:

        Sir,

        What about whirlpool 1.5 Ton 4 Star Window AC Elite IV Magic Cool. My consumption is less and some one recommend this. Pls give your fair view about this product.

  52. sameer says:

    I stay in Vizag, 2nd floor one side of the room exposed to sunlight during morning. Can u suggest whether i can buy this AC

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need a 1 ton AC or 0.75 ton inverter AC. You can also look at these ACs:

      0.75 ton inverter AC:
      Daikin FTKM25PRV16
      Sharp AH-XP10LV
      Mitsubishi MSY-GE10VA
      OGeneral ASGA09JGCA

      Else you can check these BEE 3 star 1 ton ACs:

      Samsung AR12HC3ESLW (snapdeal price Rs 28300)
      Samsung AR12HC3TFUR (snapdeal price Rs 27500)
      Daikin FTC35 (snapdeal price Rs 27400)

      especially the 2nd one from Sharp which is for about Rs 28K in market. When you said 2nd floor I guess there are more floors above it.

  53. saurav says:

    Hi Abhishek ,

    You are doing a commendable job ,by taking your precious time and answering all range of questions. –

    A ton of thanks to you.

    I need your advice on whether it is safe to buy an ac online , if yes what are the sites that you will recommend for buying online. I am planning to buy Hitachi RAW518KUD (1.5 ton) , when i checked in the local store in my town (Gwalior) it is 3000 more than what is available online.

    Is it worth to buy it from store by paying extra 3000 bucks.

    Your guidance will be helpful in making a decision.

    Thanks again

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      It depends on which site you are buying it from. Go for a reputed site. Also do make sure with them that you get a warranty with the AC. At times some of the sites do not provide warranty.

  54. C.P.Raja says:

    Hi Abhishek ,

    I am planning to buy Split AC for my Bed room which is in 1st floor.

    Can you suggest me which AC is good. I prefer Samsung or Blue star.. And i would like to know the difference between normal AC and Inverter AC.

    And please suggest me on model i can save cost… ( like star ratings )

    My usage is 12 hrs a day

    I live in Rajahamundhry in Andhra Pradesh & Room Size – 12×10 – 1 window

    The voltage fluctuation is high in my area.

    I would like to know the tonnage of AC to fit into my room,

    Regards

    C.P.Raja

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1 ton AC if you do not get direct sunlight on walls/ceiling else if you do then you need 1.2 ton (or 1.5 ton if you want Samsung or Bluestar). You can go for Samsung 1.5 ton inverter AC (AR18HV5DAWK) which has really high efficiency. You can check this link to know benefits of inverter AC: http://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/air-conditioners-with-inverter-technology-can-help-save-electricity-ac-india.html

  55. PB says:

    Dear Abhishek,

    I need a split AC for my office room of 130 sq.ft. (Ground floor of a building in delhi, non-sunfacing side). Kindly suggest which option should I go for. My yearly usage is around 1000-1200 hours?

    The dealer suggested me a Panasonic UC18QKY2 (1.5 ton, 2 star). Also, does Panasonic use copper tubes?

    Kindly advise.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1.2 ton cooling for your office. If you go inverter tech, you need 1 ton inverter AC for your room. You can look at these models:

      1.2 ton AC:
      Hitachi RAU514IUD or RAU514EUDA
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Platinum V or Magicool Platinum V
      Voltas 155 CY

      1 ton inverter AC:
      Daikin FTKM35PRV16 or FTKP35PRV16 (1 ton)
      Hitachi ACE or iClean Inverter AC (1 ton)
      Sharp AH-XP13LV, AH-XP13PHT, AH-XP13PMT, AH-X13PET (1.1 ton)
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK or AR12HV5DAWK (1 ton)
      Panasonic CS-S12PKYP Econavi (1 ton)

      would not suggest to go for 2 star AC for that usage. Panasonic does not have copper tube but has bluefin tech for making coils corrosion resistant.

  56. Bharat Bhalla says:

    Hello Abhishek, I want to purchase AC for my room having size 11 X 13 X 13 (length X Breadth X Height). I am staying in Delhi. My room is on Ground Floor and their are 2 more floors above my floor. One wall of this room is on west side hence face sunlight for 3-4 hours in a day. Please let me know which is the suitable window AC (sizewise) for my room.
    Thanks in advance for your help.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      As per my calculation you need 1.7 or 1.8 ton AC for your room. If you want to go for window AC then you will have to go for 2 ton AC. If your usage is only at night then a 1.5 ton AC may also suffice. But it may fall short during peak summer days. I would suggest going for Split ACs as there are more efficient options available.

  57. raj says:

    hello sir,

    i want to buy carrier midea 1.5 ton split 5 star ac is that good brand and have good performance..what about electricity consumption ?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      If you are look for carrier then you should go for Carrier Superia or Kurve models. They have good performance.

  58. sameer says:

    HI abhishek,

    Can you help in giving the detailed product specifications(Like EER, Cooling CApacity, its features etc) of samsung AR12HCUSUQ 1 TON 3 STAR AC.

    Why am i not able to get the details about the product on the internet. when was this product launched.

    Even the details are not there on the samsung website.

    Do you suggest this AC if the annual usage is less than 1000 hrs in 10X10 room

    Kindly help me out.

    Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Sameer,

      I guess you are looking for AR12HC3USUQNNA model. It has EER of 3.29, Cooling capacity of 3500 Watts, power consumption of 1065 watts. I could not find the features of this model as the information is not available online. It’s BEE rating approval date shows as 21/01/14 so it is a recent model. Not sure why it does not show up on Samsung website. Which city do you live in and do you get direct sunlight on any of the walls/roof during the day?

  59. Sagnik says:

    Dear Mr. Abhishek

    Congratulation for a fantastic knowledge forum. My details are mentioned below

    Living Room Size: 20*15*10
    City: Delhi
    Person Usage: 2
    Per Day usage: 6 hrs/day for 5/6 months
    Sunlight: South West (3-4 hrs direct sunlight from west)
    Flat Position: 3rd floor on 4 storey apartment

    Which split ac would be appropriate?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello,

      You would need about 2.5 tons of cooling for the room (or 2.2 ton inverter AC). The better option would be to go for 2.2 ton inverter AC from Daikin. However you can also look at Hitachi RAU330HTD, RAU230HUD. But these two models are BEE 2 star rated.

  60. rahul says:

    hello abhishek,
    how to calculate energy efficiency(EER)
    if its high like 11.70 its mean its saver or consumer ans if its low like 3.80
    pls help me find out

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Energy Efficiency of Air conditioners is mentioned in EER as well as COP and they are used so interchangeably that it gets confusing at times. Unit for COP is Watts/Watts (or W/W) and this value typically ranges between 2 and 4 for all ACs in India. EER is in BTU/Watt.hr and it is 3.41 times COP value and ranges between 6.82 and 13.64 for all ACs in India. Whenever you are comparing 2 ACs and for one you see a value between 2 and 4, and for other you see a value between 7 and 13, simply divide the bigger value by 3.41 or multiply the smaller value by 3.41.

  61. Ar. Manish Mani says:

    Hi Abhishek Sir,
    I really appreciate your guidance in this very section.
    Kindly please suggest a window AC for a 5M x 6M room , that is efficient, economic and with good service.

    Regards,
    Manish Mani

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Which city are you located in? Do you get direct sunlight on any of the walls/ceiling? How much is your usage of AC in hrs/day and months/year?

  62. Arvind Kr. pal says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    First of all it is a great pleasure to see that you are doing a wonderful job and on similar way as the question is being asked by the other people i do have one question if u can clarify it will be great for me. I live in Chandigarh and i am planning to buy hot and cold split ac for my room having area of (12′x9′x9′) it is little bit confusing to select as these hot and cold ACs donot have BEE rating. so therefore it is requested to please suggest me a good hot and cold based split ac of 1.5 ton. My maximum budget is Rs 40000/- only. I have seen Voltas DC inverter, Lloyd LS18HC and panasonic Cs-UA 18KYP but actual price is yet not known as these Acs are not commonly purchased……. please suggest me and recommend any other brand keeping in view of my budget.

    Thanks with Warm Regards

    Arvind Kr. Pal

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Pal,

      1.5 ton AC for 12x9x9 is huge. As per my calculations you need 0.9 ton of cooling if your room does not get direct sunlight on any of the walls/roof. Else if you get direct sunlight then you need 1.1 tons of cooling. Now if you go for inverter tech AC then in first case you need 0.7 ton inverter AC and in 2nd case you need 0.9 ton inverter AC.

      Now with most hot and cold AC models available in market, the problem is that their power consumption for cooling is high as compared to BEE 3 or 5 star rated ACs. The real value is derived when your AC replaces room heaters in summer. Room heaters consume a lot of electricity and replacing them with these ACs provides savings that can justify hot and cold.

      Now there are hot and cold inverter AC models that have really high energy efficiency for both cooling as well as heating. If your room does not get direct sunlight on the roof (or there is more construction above the room) then a model: Daikin FTXS25EVMA can work really well for you and will fit in your budget as well. It’s energy efficiency levels are extremely high and can save a lot of electricity as compared to the models you have selected. The 1 ton model Daikin FTXS35EVMA is also highly efficient, but may not fit in your budget. But it will be needed only if your room gets direct sunlight on roof and the walls (and specially the roof).

    • Arvind Kr. pal says:

      Thank you abhishek for your suggestion. I live on the top floor. Direct sunlight is only on the roof and in the morning hours it is on one side of the wall but that is upto 11 to 12pm. I think 1 ton of Daikin as suggested having model no. FTXS35EVMA is okay for me? or i should go for Daikin FTXS25EVMA model?

      Thanks & Regards,
      Arvind Kr. Pal

  63. Malathi T says:

    And as what coil is being used by Godrej 1.5 Ton 5 Star GSC 18FT5 WNG Split Air Conditioner?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Godrej ACs do not mention that they are 100% copper.

      • Malathi T says:

        Does that mean Godrej uses Aluminium coil in their ACs? Also does it cause any problems in the future?

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          I am not sure what coil Godrej uses as they have not mentioned. It can cause gas leakage problems in case the air in your area is humid and salty (closer to sea). You can either go for 100% copper models or models that have anti corrosion treatment done.

  64. Malathi T says:

    Hi,

    I am planning to buy Godrej 1.5 Ton 5 Star GSC 18FT5 WNG Split Air Conditioner for m bed room which is 10 x 10 X 10 feet in Chennai with no direct sunlight in any of the walls. Now could you tell me if Godrej ac’s are trust able? I need to know in terms of customer service and the product lifetime. I looked at a few mixed reviews online and am in a dilemma whether to buy or not. Please help me

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Malathi,

      For a 10x10x10 room you need a 1 ton AC. 1.5 ton AC is highly over sized and will consume more electricity. As for godrej, it is a popular Indian brand. But there are brands that are better on technology/reliability. You can look for Japanese brands (Daikin, Hitachi, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, General, Sharp) + Carrier + Bluestar for better reliability.

      • Malathi T says:

        Hi Abhishek,

        Thanks for your reply.

        The reason am going with a 1.5 ton AC is that currently I am staying in a rented apartment and we might shift in a year. So the local dealer suggested that it would be better to go with a 1.5 ton A.C. Is that a wise decision to make?

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Will depend on what size apartment you move to. If that is also small, then 1.5 ton AC would consume more electricity now and even at that time.

          • Saurabh says:

            Hi abhishek
            I m from jodhpur (raj).
            Planning to buy ac
            I have seen 1.5 ton 3 star ogeneral and 4 star daikin ac
            My room size is 14*13*9
            Usage 12 hrs a day
            Room is facing west side and have a balcony in west and on window in north size is 4*3
            Walls are hot.

            1.5 ton is enough or not and which would i prefer o general or daikin or any other ac will u suggest.
            I would also like to knw abt the power consumption in this brand and abt there performance

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Hi Saurabh,

            1.5 ton may fall short during peak summer day time for your room. You should either go for 1.7 ton AC or a 1.5 ton inverter AC. Your usage is high, so inverter AC would be beneficial. I would not recommend going for BEE 3 star or 4 star rated ACs as your usage is 12 hrs per day and with that I assume your usage would be more than 1000-1200 hrs per year.

            You can look at these ACs:
            Hitachi RAU520IUD or RAU520ITD (1.7 ton AC)

            or you can look at 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

            Hitachi Ace or Kampa inverter 1.5 ton
            Daikin FTKM50PRV16
            Samsung AR18HV5DAWK
            LG BS-Q186C8R6
            Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV
            Samsung AR18HV5NFWK

            1.5 ton 3 star rated AC should consume about 1.4-1.5 units in an hour, 5 star rated one should consume about 1.1-1.2 units in an hour and inverter tech should consume about 0.9-1 unit in an hour (depending on multiple factors like indoor temp, outdoor temp, thermostat temp, etc).

  65. Hasan says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I wanted Help in buying these 2 models. Which one do you recommend?

    1) Mitsubishi 0.8 Ton 4 Star MS/MU G10VC
    2) Daikin Air Conditioner Inverter AC 0.75 Ton FTKE25

    The AC would be used for a Commercial Property in Bombay. So Which is more Energy Efficient?

    Kindly Reply

    Thanks

  66. Dharam veer Kathuria says:

    I want to instal AC for my 2 adjoining rooms of size 12*12 each and want to know whether a split AC with two outdoor units is useful or not. Or it is better to buy two separate ACs.

  67. ranvirsingh says:

    sir, i am living in north east district in shahdara delhi, in third floor of dda FLAT (TOP FLOOR ,there is no floor above it). Sir kindly suggest me AC brand and window or split type AC for my one room that expose wall in west side in sun.The maximum people will be 5.The area of room is 100Ft and hight is 10Ft. with regards .
    R. SINGH

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1.2 ton cooling for your room. If you go inverter tech, you need 1 ton inverter AC for your room. You can look at these models:

      1.2 ton AC:
      Hitachi RAU514IUD or RAU514EUDA
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Platinum V or Magicool Platinum V
      Voltas 155 CY

      1 ton inverter AC:
      Daikin FTKM35PRV16 or FTKP35PRV16 (1 ton)
      Hitachi ACE or iClean Inverter AC (1 ton)
      Sharp AH-XP13LV, AH-XP13PHT, AH-XP13PMT, AH-X13PET (1.1 ton)
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK or AR12HV5DAWK (1 ton)
      Panasonic CS-S12PKYP Econavi (1 ton)

  68. sauravmanit says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    Please help me in choosing out the best window AC for my bedroom. It is on 1st floor and its there is one more floor on the top.

    Room Size : 12X10
    No Direct Sunlight
    1 Window
    City : Gwalior , MP

    I am considering 1.5 ton.
    Can you please suggest which brand and which model I should go for. What about OGeneral 3 Star 1.5 ton ?

    Budget : 25 – 35 K

    Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      A 1 ton window AC would be good for you. You can look at any of these models:

      Hitachi RAW511KUD
      LG LWA3GP5F
      LG LWA3BP5F
      Whirlpool MAGICOOL PLATINUM V
      Voltas 125 DY

      • sauravmanit says:

        What about OGeneral ??? I read mixed reviews on the internet for OGeneral

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          OGeneral makes quite sturdy ACs that are good on technology/reliability. But their energy efficiency levels are lower (i.e. higher power consumption) as compared to many other premium AC companies.

  69. venkata reddy says:

    hi abhishek sir ,
    i intend to buy an ac to fix in my bed room of 12*15
    i went to the showroom and they said 3star ac is enough to use.. and showed me 2 models.
    onida S183FLT-LA & panasonic CS-UC18QKY3
    onida ac which they showed to me is in the above top 10 list and panasonic is not…
    they said both have the copper coil and blue fin condensor.
    which one should i go for..totally confused..
    please help me out.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Which city are you located in? What is the size of your room? Do you get direct sunlight on any of the walls/ceiling? How much is your usage of AC in hrs/day and months/year?

      • venkata reddy says:

        dear abhishek sir
        I live in guntur, andhra pradesh.(hot and slightly humid)
        size of room is 12*15
        it is in the third floor of three floor apartment (top floor)
        sunlight falls on ceiling and one side wall –from afternoon to evening
        ac usage during summer at afternoon 2 hours and a total of 8-10 hours per day
        other times 3-4 hours(rest of the year)
        my budget is 29000-32000
        please help me out

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          You need about 2 tons of cooling for your room. In your budget the best that you can get is window ACs which will be BEE 2 star (or equivalent to BEE 1 star rated AC). Your usage is high and thus a BEE 2 star window AC will get you a good amount of electricity bills. Would suggest you to go for at least BEE 3 star rated split AC. You can look for Onida S243FLT-N or S243FLT-LA which would cost you at least 38K.

  70. Rahul Jain says:

    Dear Sir
    I stay in Delhi on ground floor. I want to buy an AC for my living room. The room gets no direct sunlight.The room in 20 feet long, 18 feet wide and the height is 10 feet. Budget is not really a constraint. Major consideration are Good cooling, long life and economical running cost. My average usage would be around 8 – 10 hours daily.
    Is it a good idea to spend more on an inverter AC while buying if it pays back by saving on my electricity bill or any other star rated AC would be okay.
    Please suggest the model and company i should go for.

  71. Srinivasan says:

    Abhishek, I appreciate your response to everyone and spending your valuable time to clarify their doubts.

    I also have queries to select a right choise of Split AC to my bedroom and 3 person use that room. My usage is 7 hrs a day for 8 months and mostly on night only.

    I live in Chennai & Room Size – 12*11*10 (Two 5×5 windows)

    My room is in ground floor and have a house in first floor and then the terrace. Room is East facing and will have direct sunlight on one wall in morning.

    The voltage fluctuation is high in my area.

    I would like to know the tonnage of AC to fit into my room, brand and the stabilizer to be a double booster?

    The budget will be 35k to 45k.

    Thanks,

    Srinivasan

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You should go for 1 ton inverter AC for your room as your usage is high. You can check these:

      Daikin FTKM35PRV16 or FTKP35PRV16 (1 ton)
      Hitachi ACE or iClean Inverter AC (1 ton)
      Sharp AH-XP13LV, AH-XP13PHT, AH-XP13PMT, AH-X13PET (1.1 ton)
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK or AR12HV5DAWK (1 ton)
      Panasonic CS-S12PKYP Econavi (1 ton)

      You can go for VGuard VG 400 stabiliser if the voltage does not go down to extremely low voltages. Some of the Sharp models even have a voltage tolerance of 190-240V.

  72. Amit says:

    Hi Abhishek, I live in Faridabad. My house is on 2nd floor, which is the top most floor, so it gets heated severely during summers. I’m looking to buy an AC for a room size of 10×12 and is considering a Window AC. Which model/brand will be best. Can you please suggest? Regards,

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1.5 ton window AC for your room. You can check:

      Hitachi RAV518HUD
      Hitachi RAT518HUD
      LG LWA5CP5F1
      Hitachi RAW518KUD
      Panasonic CW-KC1814YA
      or any Voltas BEE 5 star rated window AC.

  73. Iyyappan says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am planning to buy 1.5 inverter AC, could you suggest the best brand to buy ? (Long life,good service)
    I live in Chennai and we have power fluctuation problems

    Thanks
    Iyyappan

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You can look at these:

      Hitachi Ace or Kampa inverter 1.5 ton
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16
      Samsung AR18HV5DAWK
      LG BS-Q186C8R6
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK

  74. M Narain says:

    Hi Abhishek

    Thanks for the prompt reply.
    If payback is not a concern , would Daikin 2.2 Inverter AC would be a good choice keeping in mind the superiority of the product in the long run .

  75. Parag says:

    hello Abhishesk ,

    I have a requirement of 1.5 Ton A/c , 5 star rating with having 1500 -1800 hr Usage per year , Stay @ Ghaziabad , in an Appartment , 4th Floor
    Can u please suggest a Brand and its model , which suits my requirement .

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      What is the size of your room? Would suggest going for inverter technology air conditioners considering your high usage of AC.

    • PANKAJ GOYAL says:

      Sir
      i want to but 1 ton window AC fro my room….kindly suggest me brand …my usage 1000/ year…..

      • Abhishek Jain says:

        You can go for any of these:

        Hitachi RAW511KUD
        LG LWA3GP5F
        LG LWA3BP5F
        Whirlpool MAGICOOL PLATINUM V
        Voltas 125 DY

      • PANKAJ GOYAL says:

        which is best brand and product according to you in mention models………..

      • PANKAJ GOYAL says:

        between whirpool, hitachi and voltas …which is best option…reliable,technology and energy saving

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          The models I mentioned are in order of increasing electricity consumption. Hitachi has least electricity consumption and Voltas the most (however all the models are BEE 5 star rated).

  76. Sudhir kumar says:

    Is an portable AC is a good option for Room size 12′X11″X10′ top floor, If yes wht tonnage & Brand will be better

  77. sauravmanit says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    Please help me in choosing out the best window AC for my bedroom.

    Room Size : 12X10
    No Direct Sunlight
    1 Window

    I am considering 1.5 ton.
    Can you please suggest which brand and which model I should go for.

    Budget : 25 – 35 K

    Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Which city are you in? I assume that you do not have any west/south west facing wall (getting direct sun) and even the ceiling does not get direct sunlight (more floors above)?

  78. somen kr. hati says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    Thanks a lot for such informative web site and advices.
    What is your opinion about Samsung crystal gloss panel 1.5 tonne inverter ac? My room is 15.5 x 13 sq ft. and no direct sunlight on roof and also walls are not exposed to sunlight. Running cost must be low and uses wiil be 8 hrs/day and 5 months/year. Kolkata, West Bengal

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Your room would need 1.7 tons of cooling, so 1.5 ton inverter AC would be perfect for you. A 1.5 ton inverter AC would cost about the same as 1.7 ton BEE 5 star rated AC. So I think it is a good choice. It’s EER of 3.82 is also one of the best in market.

  79. Ramesh says:

    Hi, I bought Hitachi kaze plus 1.5 ton. 1st day itself no cooling. Reason No gas in ODU. Replaced ODU. Again issue started after 10days. same reason. Given the complaint after 1month (approx). Again they said as they replace ODU. I asked them how many times they can change ODU with same reason. Then they said no guarantee for this. I asked refund and they paid me. Finally they confirmed that gas level is down due to faulty installation. I decided to not buy Hitachi next time.

  80. M Narain says:

    Dear Sir
    I stay in Delhi on 2nd floor. There is another floor above me. I want to buy an AC for my living room. The room gets direct sunlight only from west . There are two windows of size 5 by 5 on the west side . The room in 20 feet long , 12 feet wide and the height is 10 feet. Budget is not really a constraint. Major consideration are Good cooling and economical running cost . My average usage would be around 4 – 6 hours daily.
    Kindly suggest me which AC should I go for. Is it a good idea to spend more on an inverter AC while buying if it pays back by saving on my electricity bill or any other star rated AC would be okay.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello,

      You need about 2 tons of cooling for your room. Inverter tech would payback if your usage is high about 1200 hrs in a year. With 5 hours a day, your usage would be about 150 hrs a month or 750 hrs in 5 months. You can go for a BEE 5 star rated AC. You can look at these models:

      Hitachi RAU524IUD or RAU524HUD or RAU524ITD
      Mitsubishi Electric MS-GK24VA
      Voltas 245 DY
      Bluestar 5HW24MA

  81. shankarjyoti says:

    HI
    Need your suggestions regarding what Tonnage of AC should be bought by me for my Drawing room 28 x 10.Flat located in Kolkata ,Ground Floor of G + 4 building,no direct sunlight, infact flat is surrounded by two towers adjacently…Usage will be 75 hours a month.

  82. Mohinder says:

    Hi Abhishek

    I live in Delhi and intend to buy an AC for my living room ( 18 x 12 ). The room is exposed to sun light only from West and there are 2 windows of 4 x 4 size on the west side. I guess a 2 ton AC would be required. I have zeroed down to OG 2 Ton 5 star rating and Daikin 2.2 ton inverter AC. My usage is around 6 hrs daily . I would be grateful if you can help me out choosing the right machine.

    Mohinder

  83. Harinath says:

    Hi,
    Need your suggestions, regarding purchase of an split AC for two rooms, Place Hyd, 3rd floor of 5. 1st room 14×11 one wall gets direct sun.Second room 11×10 -no direct sun.
    would appreciate your help.
    Thanks
    Hari

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1.5 ton AC for bigger room and 1 ton AC for smaller room. You can check these models:

      1 ton AC:
      Godrej GSC 12 FG 6 WNG or GSC 12 FG 6 BNG
      Mitsubishi MS-GK10VA
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control
      Panasonic CS-XC12QKY

      1.5 ton AC:
      Hitachi RAU518HUD
      Godrej GSC 18 FG 6 WNG or GSC 18 FG 6 ONG or GSC 18 FG 6 BNG
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control PLT V or 3D Cool Elite IV
      or any LG BEE 5 star rated model
      Mitsubishi MS-GK18VA

  84. sameer says:

    Hi abhishek

    I m planning to buy a 1 ton ac, which one do you suggest. I live in Visakhapatnam.

    Room dimensions 10×10 attached bathroom, no direct sunlight , 2 windows(one always closed).

    AC usage may be less than 8 hrs a day for 4-5 months

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      A 1 ton AC would be good. You can check these models:

      Godrej GSC 12 FG 6 WNG or GSC 12 FG 6 BNG
      Mitsubishi MS-GK10VA
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control
      Panasonic CS-XC12QKY

      Or you can also look at 0.75 ton inverter tech AC models:

      Daikin FTKM25PRV16
      Sharp AH-XP10LV
      Mitsubishi MSY-GE10VA
      OGeneral ASGA09JGCA

  85. sourav says:

    Please tell me about blue star split ac

  86. Saravanan says:

    Hi Abhishek Jain sir,

    I’m saravanan from chennai. I am planning to buy 1.5ton invertor split ac. I have identified brands like O’general, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, Daikin. Please help me which brand should i buy? My room size about 150Sqft.

    Thanks,
    Saravanan,
    Chennai.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You should look at these:

      Hitachi Ace or Kampa inverter 1.5 ton
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16
      Samsung AR18HV5DAWK
      LG BS-Q186C8R6
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK

    • Prof. D.D.Sharma says:

      What is your opinion about 1.5 tons hitachi split air conditioner verses Samsung 1.5 split air conditioner I understand .Samsung is giving 10 years warranty on compressor .which one is better on power consumption?

  87. dev says:

    Please give ur inputs on TRANE SPLIT AC .

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      All I can say is that it is a good american brand. Their market presence in India is not big, also their models do not rank very high on energy efficiency in general.

  88. Venkatesh Sekhar says:

    Hi,
    We would appreciate your guidance in this matter. What is your opinion about the imported O General Window AC units available in Chennai vs Hitachi Kaze both in terms of power consumption and cooling efficiency?
    regards
    Venkatesh

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Both are good brands that make good quality products (in terms of technology/reliability). From power consumption perspective, Hitachi ranks higher. However it some places hitachi’s post sales service is not that good (have not heard much on General’s post sales service).

  89. Rajiv Kakkar says:

    Hi,

    Please guide. Planning to buy split AC fora room measuring about 160 sq ft. The room is top floor but all walls are away from sunlight. Planning for 1.5 tonnage @ 3 star. Budget is about 30 K. The city is Delhi and usage would be about 900 hours / year. Need an economical solution keeping in mind the power bills too.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello mr Kakkar,

      160 sq ft room in delhi would get cooled with 1.5 ton AC if the room does not get direct sunlight on walls/ceiling. However you are the best judge. If the room does not get too hot in summers as compared to other rooms, then it should be fine with 1.5 ton. Now if your budget is 30K and you need 1.5 ton, my recommendation would be to go for BEE 5 star rated window AC from Voltas (which will be equivalent in efficiency to BEE 4 star rated split AC). If you are keen on split AC, then you can also try brands like Onida, Haier, Llyod or Electrolux to find models of higher EER.

  90. Sujit Bhattacherjee says:

    Hi Abhishek

    I stayed In Kolkata. I am planning to buy an AC for one of my bed room. My room size is 12X13 and may use during night for 4-5 Hrs/day and for 5 to 6 months.My budget is 30k to 35K. Please suggest me few AC model considering EER.
    Thanks.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need a 1.5 ton AC for your room. You should go for 1.5 ton window ACs. You can look at:

      Hitachi RAV518HUD
      Hitachi RAT518HUD
      LG LWA5CP5F1
      Hitachi RAW518KUD
      Panasonic CW-KC1814YA
      or any Voltas BEE 5 star rated window AC.

  91. sunny says:

    hello sir,
    i am planning to buy a window ac fo my living room as i have provison of window ac now i struck in between voltas,whirlpool and hitachi 1.5 tonn ac which will you recommend me to go for are size is 20’15 thanks

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Sunny,

      There are several factors that one need to consider while buying AC:

      1) Tonnage of AC: Depends on several factors, but primarily on size of room, city where you live in, window sizes, people in the room. Oversized AC consumes more electricity, and undersized does not cool properly.

      2) Star Rating: Choice of BEE 5 star/inverter tech or a lower rating depends on your usage of AC. If your usage is more than 1000 hrs per year (with traiff more than Rs 5), it is better to go for higher efficiency models. Benefit of inverter tech is that it is a variable tonnage AC and as the tonnage requirement is different every month and every day, this AC auto adjusts to the needs and thus saves electricity.

      3) Brand: Some brands offer better reliability/technology and some have better service network. One has to factor in both. Once you have decided on star rating, the most efficient models from good brands can be selected.

      If you provide us with more details as in which city do you live in, sizes of your room, which floor they are on, is there any floor above it, are the walls exposed to sun, usage in hours per day and months per year, and approximate budget, then we can recommend you something. Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

      • SUNNY says:

        THANX ABHISHEK FOR THE REPLY I M RESIDING IN CHANDIGARH ON GROUND FLOOR AND THERE IS NO CLEAR IMPACT OF DIRECT SUNLIGHT ON MY WALLS I HAVE SELECTED WHIRLPOOL MAGICOOL ELITE IV (1.5 T 4 Star PLEASE SUGGEST ME WHETHER IS IT A GOOD BUY OR ANY OTHER GOOD OPTION I HAVE BUDGET OF 34 THOUSAND RS AND MY PREFERENCE IS WINDOW AC ONLY

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Whirlpool is a good brand. A BEE 4 star window AC is equivalent to BEE 3 star split AC in electricity consumption. If your usage is less than 1000 hrs a year, it is a good buy.

      • SUNNY says:

        HI SIR

        THANX for the reply as mine have a ground floor room size is 21″ 15 and there is no clear impact of sunlight on walls and i am residing in chandigarh and i have selected whirlpool MAGICOOL ELITE IV (1.5 T) 4 Star cost me around 30500 is there any other better option than this my budget would be at strech around rs 35000 and shall i stick with this model

        thanks and regards

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          You can look at these as they may fit in your budget:

          Hitachi RAV518HUD
          Hitachi RAT518HUD
          LG LWA5CP5F1
          Hitachi RAW518KUD
          Panasonic CW-KC1814YA
          or any Voltas BEE 5 star rated window AC.

  92. Sree says:

    Hello Abhishek,

    I stay at Delhi. My budget is between (28k-32k).
    Which one would you suggest ??
    1)WINDOW AC – 1.1TR CLASS HITACHI SUMMER QC- RAV513HUD
    2)WINDOW AC – 1.2TR WHIRLPOOL 3D PLATINUM- WAR14B54M0
    3)SPLIT AC – 1.1TR SHARP INVERTER SPLIT- AH-X13PET

    Please suggest me a good one which falls in my budget and i think the tonnage would be sufficient, if not please suggest me a good AC with very low power consumption and required tonnage.

    My room space is 160ft.
    No Direct Sunlight.
    West Side sunlight in the afternoon.
    Usage = (9-12 hours/day) or (1100-1300 hours/year)

    Thank you.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Sree,

      A 160 sqft room in Delhi with a western wall getting direct sunlight needs more than 1.5 ton cooling on peak summer day time. None of the AC you selected would be able to give good cooling in summers. Your usage is also high which needs at least a BEE 5 star rated split AC. The best you can get in your budget would be BEE 5 star rated 1.5 ton window AC from Voltas (which would be equivalent in efficiency to BEE 4 star rated split AC) and which may work well most of the time for you.

  93. Rushabh Shah says:

    Hello Abhishek,

    I am living in Baroda and my room size is 13L x 11W x 11H Ft. and my usage of Air conditioner is 1000 to 1300 hrs yearly. my room is east facing wherein direct sunlight is up to 11 Am but my room is such that it becomes very hot in afternoon and night. I went to the dealer and show me following air conditioners.

    1) Whirlpool 3D Cool Delux plus 1.5 ton – 3star which has EER 3.29 – Rs.37000
    2) Panasonic CS-UC18QKY-3 1.5 ton – 3 star which has EER 3.15 – Rs. 35000
    3) Hitachi Kaze plus RAU318HUD – 3 star which has EER 3.29 – Rs. 38000

    I am interested in whirlpool 3D cool Delux plus 1.5 ton. As per company catalogue it has copper coils and work in 52 deg. centigrade temprature and offered so many functions but i am confused whether is this brand reliable or can we trust on this model?

    If above brand model is not reliable then suggest me which should i go with. I am planning to buy AC in next 2 days and shall purchase only after your valueable suggestion.

    Kindly advice.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Rushabh,

      Whirlpool is a pretty good brand and has good ACs. We typically suggest people to go for BEE 5 star rated AC if usage is more than 1000 hrs a year and tariff about Rs5 a unit. Your usage is almost on the edge and tariffs may increase in future. If you are interested in Whirlpool, you can also check Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control PLT V which is a BEE 5 star rated model or Whirlpool 3D Cool Elite IV which is a BEE 4 star rated model.

  94. dev says:

    Hi

    Let me know your opinion about the TRANE 1.5 ton acs . As I need to purchase acs for my 3 rooms , there remote is what make me think about it.

  95. Hasan says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am Planning to buy 0.7 or 1 Ton Inverter or 5Star Split AC, Do You recommend the Daikin Inverter AC 0.75 Ton FTKE25?

    My Budget is from Rs. 27,000 to 33,000

    Kindly Reply

    Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You should look at either of these two:

      Sharp AH-XP10LV (0.8 ton inverter AC)
      Sharp AH-XP13LV (1.1 ton inverter AC)

      You will get these in your budget.

  96. GreyB says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    This is very nice post. As far as energy efficiency is concerned, there are other companies who are working seamlessly to deliver better product for their customers. Mitsubishi is one among them.

    They are working on improving their ACs. They are making them innovative by using new techniques like face detection and they are also making them energy efficient at the same time.

    Dont consider me as spammer. You can check how Mitsubishi is bringing some advance features for their AC and refrigerators here http://bit.ly/1v2FugF

    Any question related to the tech, you can shoot that at my post or can ask here also.

    -Nitin

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Deepak,

      Many brands are trying that kind of innovation. You can check the Follow Me feature in Hitachi or iFeel by Bluestar. In fact iFeel has a sensor on the remote and it manages compressor operation based on temperature on the remote thermostat rather than on the AC.

  97. Shampa Mondal says:

    Hi Avishek.
    Thanks for your quick response to my question. You helped me very much. Thanks a lot.
    Please suggest me another thing, that can I fit Voltas All Weather AC in Room 2? Give your opinions please.
    With regards,
    Shampa Mondal.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Shampa,

      All Weather ACs are hot and cold models which can provide cooling in summers and heating in winters. They are good if your usage of room heater is sufficiently high in winters. Their energy efficiency for cooling is much less (EER of 2.7 to 2.9) which is equivalent to BEE 1 star rating. So the benefit will happen only if you have sufficiently high room heating needs in winter that you usage of room heaters is high. Room heaters consume 2-3 units in an hour and replacing them with these ACs can bring it down to 1.5 units. So if you use room heaters for 10 hours in winters, you save about 15 units a day in winters, which will effectively counter the slightly higher electricity consumption in summers for cooling. But if your usage of room heating is not high, then it is better to go for cooling only ACs with higher efficiency.

  98. Mohit says:

    I have purchased 1.5 ton Hitachi model RAC3 18HUDZ 3 star split ac..Is it good or power save efficient or not..

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi mohit,

      The model is BEE 3 star rated with EER of 3.29 (which is bordering BEE 4 star rating). It is good but the benefits will depend on your yearly usage of AC. How much if your usage in Hrs/day and months/year?

  99. Rajdeep says:

    hi Abhishek! thanks for ur immediate response i think i will take the Hitachi one. now plz suggest for the room just below the room u suggested for, which i mentioned in the previous question.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      For the other room you can go for:

      Hitachi RAU520IUD or RAU520ITD (1.7 ton AC)
      Daikin FTC60PRV16 or FT60MV16 (1.8 ton AC)

  100. DK Singh says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I live in Hyderabad and recently my old window AC got busted and I am planning to buy a split ac this time. My bedroom is 12×14 ft and have no access to direct sun. Due to having an infant baby, I need to use AC almost 20 hrs min. daily during summer months of April, May, June and July. Which durable brand would you recommend for such heavy duty usage?

    Thanks,

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You should go for 1.5 ton inverter AC. You can look at these models:

      Hitachi Ace or Kampa inverter 1.5 ton
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16
      Samsung AR18HV5DAWK
      LG BS-Q186C8R6
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK

  101. Shampa Mondal says:

    Hello Avishek. I am Shampa Mondal. I live in the suburb areas of Kolkata.
    I want to buy split ac for my two rooms. I am giving the details of the rooms below. Please suggest me important informations such as tonnage of ac, star rating and how much units consumed per year. I will use mostly during summer.

    Details of Room 1 : 10′ X 12′ in measurement. Atleast 10.5′ of ceiling. There are constructions above it. Room contains only one door for entrance and one window. Room faces towards east. Slight sunlight during morning hours. Most of the day the room is dark. There is one computer desktop, one bed, one almirah, one study table, one laptop, one bed side table, one tubelight and a fan. Usage during summer. 2 -3 hours during day and 5 – 6 hours during night.

    Details of Room 2 : 12′ X 14′ in measurement. 10.5′ of ceiling. There are constructions above. One attached toilet with the room. Room contains only one door for entrance and one big window and one small window. Room faces towards east and south. Sunlight during morning hours and also slight sunlight during afternoon. The room is always lighted up during the day (natural light). There is one tubelight, one television, one almirah, one bed side table, a fan, one dressing table, chairs, one small cupboard. A showcase may be added in future (not in the room till now). Usage during summer. 2 -3 hours during day time and 4 – 5 hours during night time.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Shampa,

      Here are some suggestions for you:

      For Room 1: 1 Ton AC would be good for this room. Your usage of AC is about 8-9 hrs a day, and for about 4-5 months. Which means it will be more than 1000 hrs a year. I would suggest to go for BEE 5 star rated AC. You can look at these models:

      Godrej GSC 12 FG 6 WNG / GSC 12 FG 6 BNG
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control 1 ton BEE 5 star
      Panasonic CS-XC12QKY
      Any of LG BEE 5 star rated 1 ton AC.
      Mitsubishi MS-GK13VA

      For Room 2: You need 1.5 ton AC for your room. Usage is 7-8 hrs per day and for 4-5 months. Again the usage may be more than 1000 hrs in a year and so I would recommend going for BEE 5 star rated AC. You can look at these models:

      Hitachi RAU518HUD
      Godrej GSC 18 FG 6 WNG or GSC 18 FG 6 ONG or GSC 18 FG 6 BNG
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control PLT V or 3D Cool Elite IV
      or any LG BEE 5 star rated model
      Mitsubishi MS-GK18VA

  102. nikhil says:

    Hi,

    I am looking to buy 3 AC’s for my home in Noida and looking for your suggestions. My home is in a gated society on 14th floor and total 16th floors are there.

    1. Firstly i need AC for my bedroom with dimensions 10 X 13 ft and having a glass door opening to balcony 8 X 8 feet.
    This one will be used mostly around 8-10 hrs per day. What tonnage and type ( 5 start/ inverter AC) should i buy? Also let me know some brand and model suggestions.
    2. Secondly i need for my drawing and dining room with dimensions of 16 X 12 feet and having glass door opening to balcony 8 x 8 feet. This one wont be used frequently mostly 1-2 hrs per day. What tonnage and type ( 5 start/ inverter AC) should i buy? Also let me know some brand and model suggestions.
    3. Thirdly i need AC for my guest room with dimensions of 10 X 11 feet and having small window of size 4 X 4 feet approx. This one will be used rarely like 20-30 days per year at max whenever someone would be visiting me. What tonnage and type ( 5 start/ inverter AC) should i buy? Also let me know some brand and model suggestions.

    Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Nikhil,

      For room 1: You need 1.2 tons cooling if the room is less sunny in general and the west/south west walls do not get direct sunlight during the day. Else you need 1.5 ton cooling. If your usage is less than 1500 hrs a year, then BEE 5 star rated AC would be good. If you go inverter tech (your yearly usage more than 1500 hrs), then you can go for 1 ton inverter AC in case 1 (less sunny and no hot walls) and 1.5 ton inverter AC in case 2 (hot walls).

      For room 2: In general you need 2 ton AC for this room. You can go for any star rating. However we always recommend going for nothing less than BEE 3 star rated AC. Once you finalize a brand for room 1 you can go for similar brand.

      Form room 3: You need 1 tons cooling if the room is less sunny in general and the west/south west walls do not get direct sunlight during the day. Else you need 1.2 ton cooling. Usage is quite less so again you can go for any star rating. However we always recommend going for nothing less than BEE 3 star rated AC. If you go for 1.2 ton AC then you would only get BEE 5 star rated ACs.

      Let me know the heat situation on the walls and your yearly usage and I can recommend you some models.

      • nikhil says:

        Hi Abhishek,
        Thanks for your reply:
        For Room 1: This is the room where AC would be used mostly. Usage would be more than 1500 hours in a year easily so I would prefer going for inverter AC. This room has big glass window and I get sunlight so I guess it would be hot so please suggest me 1.5 ton inverter AC.
        For Room 2: This room doesn’t get much hot but still has open kitchen attached so I guess would need 2 ton ac for this one. Usage would be less as it’s a drawing cum dining room less than 500 hrs. in a year. Please give your suggestion.
        For Room 3: This is a guest room and also only has a small window and doesn’t get much hot. Usage for this one also would be less than 500 hrs in a year still I don’t want to compromise on cooling power. I heard that 1 ton inverter AC has cooling power equal to 1.2 ton normal AC. Please give your suggestion whether I should go for 1 ton inverter or 5 star 1.2 ton AC if cost is same.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

          Hitachi Ace or Kampa inverter 1.5 ton
          Daikin FTKM50PRV16
          Samsung AR18HV5DAWK
          LG BS-Q186C8R6
          Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV
          Samsung AR18HV5NFWK

          For Room 2, you can go for BEE 3 star 2 ton AC. You can look at these:

          Hitachi RAU324HUD or RAU324EUDA
          Daikin FTC60PRV16
          Voltas, LG or Bluestar BEE 3 star rated AC models.

          For room 3:

          The costs of 1.2 ton 5 star and 1 ton inverter would mostly be in same range. You can check these models:

          1.2 ton AC:
          Hitachi RAU514IUD or RAU514EUDA
          Whirlpool 3D Cool Platinum V or Magicool Platinum V
          Voltas 155 CY

          1 ton inverter AC:
          Daikin FTKM35PRV16 or FTKP35PRV16 (1 ton)
          Hitachi ACE or iClean Inverter AC (1 ton)
          Sharp AH-XP13LV, AH-XP13PHT, AH-XP13PMT, AH-X13PET (1.1 ton)
          Samsung AR12HV5NBWK or AR12HV5DAWK (1 ton)
          Panasonic CS-S12PKYP Econavi (1 ton)

  103. Rohit says:

    Hi Abhishek

    my apartment is on the top floor. The room is roughly 200sq.ft. with a 9.3 ft ceiling. The room is exposed to the Sun on two sides (east and south).
    I have been using a Carrier Optima-D window AC for a while now which recently went broke. Repair guy tells me that the compressor is faulty and has to be replaced.

    Given the above config, it used to take about an hour during peak summer to bring the room temp. to comfortable zone (25-26 deg).

    I’m looking at the following options but am concerned with under capacity too
    - replace the compressor (make Carrier or Hitachi)
    - Windows AC Hitachi RAV518HUD
    - Split Daikin FTKV50NR or Hitachi RAU517ISD

    seeking your guidance

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Which city are you in?

      • Rohit says:

        Delhi

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Rohit,

          Your room needs about 2 ton AC (or 1.8 ton inverter AC). In your usage is less than 800-900 hrs in a year, you can go for BEE 3 star rated AC, if it is between 900-1300 hrs per year, then BEE 5 star or if it is more than than you should go for inverter tech AC. How much is your usage of AC in hrs/day and months/year? Also what is your budget like?

          • Rohit says:

            thanks for the response Abhishek !!
            my usage is roughly 900 – 1100 hrs / year
            Budget – 40 – 45 k

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Hi Rohit,

            You can check if you can get these in your budget:

            Voltas 245 DY
            Bluestar 5HW24MA
            Carrier Superia 2 Ton BEE 4 star rated AC

  104. vishuagrawalVishwadeep says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I live in Delhi and looking to buy a 1.5 ton AC.

    I am looking for 5 star window AC.

    Budget is upto 33K.

    O general don’t have star ratings. Please suggest best model I should buy.

    Regards,
    Vishwadeep

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Vishwadeep,

      There are several factors that one need to consider while buying AC:

      1) Tonnage of AC: Depends on several factors, but primarily on size of room, city where you live in, window sizes, people in the room. Oversized AC consumes more electricity, and undersized does not cool properly.

      2) Star Rating: Choice of BEE 5 star/inverter tech or a lower rating depends on your usage of AC. If your usage is more than 1000 hrs per year (with traiff more than Rs 5), it is better to go for higher efficiency models. Benefit of inverter tech is that it is a variable tonnage AC and as the tonnage requirement is different every month and every day, this AC auto adjusts to the needs and thus saves electricity.

      3) Brand: Some brands offer better reliability/technology and some have better service network. One has to factor in both. Once you have decided on star rating, the most efficient models from good brands can be selected.

      If you provide us with more details as in sizes of your room, which floor they are on, is there any floor above it, are the walls exposed to sun, usage in hours per day and months per year then we can recommend you something. Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  105. Alkesh says:

    Hello Abhishek multystorey

    I am living in ahmedabad and my room size is 13 x 10 x10 ft. My usage is 8 to 10 hrs a day. I am confused which refrigerent ac should i buy R22or R 410a. As of now R 410a refrigerent is rarely found in 3 star air conditioner. I also confused whether Onida or panasonic which company is more reliable. As per EER onida is far more efficient then panasonic. In addition onida is also less costly. Which Ac should i buy?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Alakesh,

      You need 1.2 tons cooling if your room does not get direct sunlight on west wall/southwest wall or ceiling/roof. Else you would need about 1.5 tons cooling. If you look at inverter tech then you need 1 ton inverter AC if your room needs 1.2 tons cooling. Else you would need 1.5 ton inverter tech AC. We typically 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. R410A is available in BEE 5 star and inverter tech ACs. BEE 3 star rated ACs are mostly R22. Let me know your usage of AC in months/year and also the tonnage (as per the specs mentioned earlier) along with your budget and I can suggest you some models.

      • Alkesh says:

        Hi abhishek,

        My usage is 1000 to 1200 hrs yearly. I have seen whirlpool 3D cool delux plus lll 1.5 ton AC and Panasonic CS-UC18QKY3. I am looking for copper coil condensor. I need your expert openion about it. Which one is more reliable. Please also suggest other brand models which uses copper coil condesor. My budget is Rs.36000 max.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Alakesh,

          Carrier and Voltas as two brands I know that have copper models. To know more about pros and cons of copper vs aluminium you can read this: http://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/air-conditioners-copper-coil-vs-aluminium-coil.html

  106. priyadarshini says:

    Hi!i require a window a.c for the bedroom. Annual usage on an average would be 3000hrs.the roomhas a covered terrace on top.L 17 ×W 14 ×H 9.5 ft.what brand and tonnage would u recommend?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,

      Which city is this for? With 3000 hrs per year, I would recommend going for Split Inverter Tech AC and nothing less. When you say covered terrace, does it not get direct sunlight? Do any other wall get direct sunlight?

  107. Rajdeep says:

    I need recommendations for a room in outskirts of kolkata on 1st floor having dimensions 15X12X10 Ft. Two of its walls are facing sun with no rooms above. Usage is variable since I do not live here all the time of the year. Budget may be upto 50K. Doors -2, Windows (Box, Double) -2.
    Please recommend for a same size room just below that with same sun exposure. Doors -1, Windows (Box, Double) -2. Usage – throughout the year as per weather.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Rajdeep,

      You need 2 ton AC for your room. As your usage is variable, you can go for BEE 3 star rated AC for the room. You can look at these models:

      Hitachi RAU324HUD or RAU324EUDA
      Carrier Kurve 2 ton AC
      Voltas 243 CYA
      Bluestar 3HW24FA

  108. Karan says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am from Delhi. I want to replace my current ac [1.5 ton, split, Samsung] in my bedroom [12 ft x 11 ft x 11 ft in size]. My room receives about 5hrs of direct sunshine daily on an avg. My current Ac is about 6 yrs old and has not been functioning properly despite having the compressor replaced.The AC compressor trips every 1/ 2 hr approx reportedly due to the excessive temperature. I have been recommended O general split Ac with a non rotary compressor [not sure what other types are there]. My usage is 7-8 hrs [night time mostly] Mon thru saturday and 10-12 hrs on sundays. [for 4/5 months, rest of the year it comes on only if required]. Also I have a connecting door to another room of the same size which I also open at night when the AC comes on. The new Ac should be able to cool both rooms.

    Pls suggest the best Ac to buy. my budget is 50-60k.

    thanks in advance,

    Karan

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Karan,

      Were you able to cool both the rooms with your 1.5 ton AC earlier? Because as per my calculations, you need 1.5 ton AC for one room. And if you open both the rooms at night, you need at least 2 to 2.5 tons of cooling. Is your outdoor unit directly under the sun outside?

      • Karan says:

        Hi Abhishek,

        As you guessed of course the cooling was not the best possible but was very comfortable. But it is not so for some time now. My outdoor is directly under the sun for 4/5 hrs with no real shade provided . Pls advise on what can be the best course of action.

        thanks
        karan

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Karan,

          You should go for 1.75 or 1.8 ton inverter AC for your room. You can check these models:

          Sharp AH-X21RET
          Daikin FTKP60PRV16
          Or even Samsung AR24HV5NBWK

          Try avoiding keeping outdoor unit in sun as it significantly decreases efficiency of AC in cooling. If there is no option then try to provide some shade to the ODU. This is specially important in Delhi.

  109. Tarwinder Singh says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    I live in an apartment on 3rd floor (total 7 floors) in East Delhi. Bright sunlight falls on our three bed room walls facing south west, almost throughout the day. O-General 1-ton window AC installed on the centre 10×10 bedroom gets the maximum sunshine. What we are experiencing for the last one week is that the after supplying cold air for 30 to 60 minutes, the Compressor switches off for good 15 to 20 minutes, an only fan is running throwing in normal air. The compressor restarts after. 15 to 20 minutes. We feel miserable for the duration when compressor is off. We normally avoid using this AC during the peak day hours. However the same problem is experienced even during the night. This was not happening when day temperatures were not this high.
    My question: is this AC behaviour normal during this peak summer or there is some other malfunction which needs checking and rectification. Is thermostat the culprit ?
    Thanks in advance for your response.
    Regards,
    Tarwinder

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Singh,

      If the heat outside is too high, the heat exchanger may not work efficiently and thus compressor may not work. Try providing some shade from outside, or get the AC covered with good enough space for air flow to happen for heat exchange. If it is too hot outside, the AC is not able to throw the heat outside and thus compressor stops working.

  110. Saravanan says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I found your guidance very useful for AC buyers. I am planning for an AC for bedroom size 10*10*10 ft, which has a window facing west, gets direct sunlight in afternoon.
    Usage – 10 to 12 hours throughout the year.
    Place – Chennai
    Criteria – Energy Efficient and Maintenance free are High Priority.
    I am thinking about Inverter tech of following brands – Daikin (FTKP35PRV16), Hitachi (RAU013EUEA), LG (BS-Q126B8R8).
    Would be grateful, if you could suggest a suitable AC.

    Cheers!

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      1 ton inverter AC is right for you. The three models you have selected are good. You can go for any one of them.

  111. sri says:

    hi abhishek,
    I planned to buy 1.5ton split ac.I leave in chennai,my bedroom gets raising sun and setting sun. I am from middle level family. My budget is around 37000,can u suggest me a good brand split ac from 1 to 3….pls

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      There are several factors that one need to consider while buying AC:

      1) Tonnage of AC: Depends on several factors, but primarily on size of room, city where you live in, window sizes, people in the room. Oversized AC consumes more electricity, and undersized does not cool properly.

      2) Star Rating: Choice of BEE 5 star/inverter tech or a lower rating depends on your usage of AC. If your usage is more than 1000 hrs per year (with traiff more than Rs 5), it is better to go for higher efficiency models. Benefit of inverter tech is that it is a variable tonnage AC and as the tonnage requirement is different every month and every day, this AC auto adjusts to the needs and thus saves electricity.

      3) Brand: Some brands offer better reliability/technology and some have better service network. One has to factor in both. Once you have decided on star rating, the most efficient models from good brands can be selected.

      If you provide us with more details as in which city do you live in, sizes of your room, which floor they are on, is there any floor above it, are the walls exposed to sun, usage in hours per day and months per year, and approximate budget, then we can recommend you something. Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  112. Airy says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I have a 1BHK house, wherein I would like install two ACs in both the rooms.

    I have the following specification of the two rooms and my selection of ACs, would like to know if its suits the requirement:

    1. Hall Room measuring 19×9 sq.ft. on seventh floor of the building (top floor), west facing, with direct sung light coming in – My selection LG LSA5EW3M 1.5 ton 3 star as usage will be 3-4 hours a day
    2. Master Bed Room measuring 15×9 sq.ft. with same details as hall – My selection Whirlpool SAR14L54D0 1.2 ton 5 star usage will be throughout the night

    Please let me know about your opinion on my selections as I want to buy the ACs asap. Thanks! :)

  113. Atul Dhir says:

    Very nice article published… it provides deep comparison & details for various A.C,s..Great Work buddy !!!!

    Abhishek I have also 1 question … I am looking for best cooling and cheap in electricity consumption air conditioner.
    1.5 ton air conditioner is my requirement.either window or split which is the best.

    I have seen General AXGT18AATH model it has
    EER = 2.84
    power consumption = 1800
    cooling capacity = 5120
    Star rating = 3

    what do you recommend from voltas 5 star 185CY model or General or any other ??

    looking for your reply


    Atul

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Atul,

      AC with EER of 2.84 is a BEE 2 star if it is a Window AC and BEE 1 star if it is a split AC as per 2014 ratings. Window ACs are 1 level less in energy efficiency as per current ratings. BEE 5 star window is equivalent to BEE 4 star split in energy consumption. There are several factors that one need to consider while buying AC:

      1) Tonnage of AC: Depends on several factors, but primarily on size of room, city where you live in, window sizes, people in the room. Oversized AC consumes more electricity, and undersized does not cool properly.

      2) Star Rating: Choice of BEE 5 star/inverter tech or a lower rating depends on your usage of AC. If your usage is more than 1000 hrs per year (with traiff more than Rs 5), it is better to go for higher efficiency models. Benefit of inverter tech is that it is a variable tonnage AC and as the tonnage requirement is different every month and every day, this AC auto adjusts to the needs and thus saves electricity.

      3) Brand: Some brands offer better reliability/technology and some have better service network. One has to factor in both. Once you have decided on star rating, the most efficient models from good brands can be selected.

      If you provide us with more details as in which city do you live in, sizes of your room, which floor they are on, is there any floor above it, are the walls exposed to sun, usage in hours per day and months per year, and approximate budget, then we can recommend you something. Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

      • Atul Dhir says:

        Abhishek thanks for the quick reply ….

        I am from punjab (roopnagar 40 k.m from chandigarh) , My room size is 14×13 = 182 sq,
        I live in ground floor & 1 wall side is exposed to sun & there is no first floor above it.

        We normally use air conditioner 4-5 hours a day.1-2 hour in day & 3 hours in night.
        If I placed window A.C then It will be on sun side and Split A.C can be on inner side wall ( not exposed to sun )

        My budget is 30-33k

        I am mainly looking for General window & Voltas Split split (5 star )a.c 1.5 A.C

        Voltas 1.5 Ton 5 Star 185 Cya Split Air Conditioner White

        I need long run air conditioner which has great cooling & cheap power consumption.
        I have carrier 3 star window too..which has been working Awesome from last 5 years…

        Please share thoughts about it … Because I have to buy A.C within in 2 days

        Thanks & Regards,
        Atul

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          As per my calculations, you need 1.6 tons of cooling if your room does not get too hot else about 2 tons cooling during peak summer day time. At night the requirement is less as heat is less. And as you said you have been using a 1.5 ton AC in past, then you should continue with 1.5 ton AC. Your usage is not high so a BEE 5 star split AC or Inverter Tech AC may not be beneficial. Voltas 1.5 ton split AC would also cost about 35K. You can get BEE 5 star 1.5 ton window ACs in your budget (Which will be equivalent to BEE 4 star split AC in electricity consumption). You can certainly go for BEE 5 star rated Voltas window AC which will cost you less than 30K and still would be quite energy efficient (EER of 3.31).

  114. sabaridasan.p says:

    Hi sir, its sabaridasan from tamilnadu. climate is so hot here. yesterday i sent you a message. i wil plan to buy a 1.5ton and 5 star rating ac. Are copper coil models available in daikin ac brand.can u tell a few models in daikin copper coil ac.My friends are saying go for copper coil do not buy a aluminium coil type. can u suggest me a daikin model copper coil ac. please suggest a good daikin brand ac sir. cost is around 40k to 45k. send me to some good life durability models and as well as good specification and cooling system in daikin brand.I am eagerly waiting for your reply. if i buy a ac it will be a first ac in my home.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Daikin does not have all copper models. If you are looking for all copper models then you should look at Carrier or Voltas. You can get Carrier in your budget and in fact Voltas will be cheaper. You can look at Carrier Superia model or any of Voltas BEE 5 star model.

  115. Pratik says:

    Dear Abhishek,

    I am Pratik from Kutch Gujarat, In our area In summer very hot weather near by 40 Degree
    As my place is remote there may be service issue and i am leaving in 2 BHK.

    Room size is 12*10 Sqft..

    Please suggest budgeted Split AC. Usage will be nearly 5 hours.

    Thanks in Advance.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1.3 tons cooling if your room walls/ceiling get direct sunlight during the day. If there is no direct sunlight and the room does not get too hot in general then you need 1 ton AC. Let me know a few things: 1) what tonnage is right 2) how much is your usage in hrs/day and months/year and I would be able to recommend you something.

      • Pratik says:

        HI Abhishek,

        Thanks for immediate response. 1.3 ton will be ok because direct sunny area on terrace. and my daily usage is 5 hour in summer and not more than 2 hour a day in other season. mainly i want to tell you that i have cooler and after 4:30 pm to much humidity in our room. so please suggest with reference to humidity also. As there will be service issue due to remote area please suggest rugged AC for tough environment.

        Thanks in Advance.

        Regards,
        Pratik

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Pratik,

          As there are no 1.3 ton ACs in market, you will have to go for 1.5 ton AC. Your usage is less so BEE 3 star rated 1.5 ton AC would do. You can look at these models:

          Hitachi RAU318HUD
          Daikin FTC50PRV16
          Bluestar 3HW18HAF
          Whirlpool 3D Cool Deluxe III or 3D Cool Dlx Plus III

  116. Vineet Bhatia says:

    Hello
    I want to buy a split A/c 1.5 Ton. There is a big open drain flowing in front of my house all the appliances like fridge, TV etc to get repaired twice in a year can you suggest me which A/c is best to use

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      There are several factors that one need to consider while buying AC:

      1) Tonnage of AC: Depends on several factors, but primarily on size of room, city where you live in, window sizes, people in the room. Oversized AC consumes more electricity, and undersized does not cool properly.

      2) Star Rating: Choice of BEE 5 star/inverter tech or a lower rating depends on your usage of AC. If your usage is more than 1000 hrs per year (with traiff more than Rs 5), it is better to go for higher efficiency models. Benefit of inverter tech is that it is a variable tonnage AC and as the tonnage requirement is different every month and every day, this AC auto adjusts to the needs and thus saves electricity.

      3) Brand: Some brands offer better reliability/technology and some have better service network. One has to factor in both. Once you have decided on star rating, the most efficient models from good brands can be selected.

      If you provide us with more details as in which city do you live in, sizes of your room, which floor they are on, is there any floor above it, are the walls exposed to sun, usage in hours per day and months per year, and approximate budget, then we can recommend you something. Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  117. Projjal Ghosh says:

    What is the price of the daikin model FTYN35JXV1? Are there options in it such as dry and humid, rainy etc.? For me to buy an ac which can be used in all weather is very profitable.

  118. deepen says:

    Hello every body, i am living in haridwar,in goverment quarters,fluctuation is amost nill,electricity rates are as per state government rates 3-4/unit or more , want to buy ac for two bed rooms between which have no door and have 2.6 x 6 ft passage,i do not want too much cooling,humidity control is more in my priority,we r living in ground floor,1 wall of each room is exposed to sun,room size is 8×8 of both,i have heard that buying inverter Ac is economical in long term,also on other hand i have option to buy a old window AC of 1.5 ton in 12k,which were in use in our company for last 4 years ( offered by contractor ).Kindly advice should i go for new or should take old one ??

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Deepen,

      You need 1.3 ton cooling for both the room combined. You can go for 1 or 1.1 ton inverter AC or you can also go for 1.5 ton window AC. You can look at these models:

      Daikin FTKM35PRV16 or FTKP35PRV16
      Sharp AH-XP13LV, AH-XP13PHT, AH-XP13PMT, AH-X13PET (these are 1.1 ton models that can stretch to 1.3 ton)
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK or AR12HV5DAWK
      Panasonic CS-S12PKYP Econavi

      I would not suggest going for 4 year old window AC as it’s efficiency levels may be a lot lower. You can certainly go for a new 1.5 ton window AC BEE 4 or 5 star which will cost less than the inverter ACs mentioned above.

      • deepen says:

        finally i have buyed Hitachi KAZE PLUS 5******,thanks abishek for helping me out for buying a right AC as per my requirements.

  119. Rohan Jadhav says:

    Dear Abhishek

    I stay in Mumbai and my bedroom size is 10X12 ft. Floor is 3rd in a 4 floor building. There are 2 windows of 12 sq ft each facing north east and north west. I plan to use the AC during night time and early morning; mostly in summers and maybe in rainy season as well since Mumbai is quite humid even in rains. Which AC brands would you recommend? Power saving, maintenance and durability of parts is crucial for me as I would want to use the AC for at least 10-12 years.

    Thanks
    Rohan

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1 ton AC for the room. You should go for BEE 5 star rated ACs as tariffs in mumbai are quite high. You can look at:

      Godrej GSC 12 FG 6 WNG / GSC 12 FG 6 BNG
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control 1 ton BEE 5 star
      Panasonic CS-XC12QKY
      Any of LG BEE 5 star rated 1 ton AC.
      Mitsubishi MS-GK13VA

  120. sabaridasan.p says:

    i will like to buy a 1.5ton 5 star rating ac. so which is the best brand to buy. some people are saying buy o general or Daikin.

  121. Alex says:

    Hi Abhishek
    This is an excellent thing you are doing. Could you please advise me as well. I am looking at economizing on the price as well as electricity consumption – something mid-range would be great.
    My place is in Bangalore with 3 bedrooms on the 6th (top) floor
    12X12X10 west facing – one wall getting direct sunlight
    12X12X10 south and west facing – two walls getting direct sunlight
    14X12X10 south facing – one wall getting direct sunlight
    Usage is expected to be 1-2 hours in the afternoon and 6 hours in the night for 2-3 months a year.
    I am also exploring ac for my living/dining space (L-shaped) 24X12X10+12X12X10- does not face any external wall. Dining area opens into kitchen though.
    Thanks
    Alex

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Alex,

      As per my calculations you need

      Room 1: about 1.2 tons cooling.
      Room 2: about 1.3 tons cooling. You will have to go for 1.5 ton fixed speed AC.
      Room 3: about 1.5 tons cooling.
      For the living + dining you need about 3.5 ton cooling.

      Your usage is less so you can go for BEE 3 star rated ACs. Now for 1.2 ton there are no BEE 3 star rated AC and the only available options are BEE 5 star which cost the same as BEE 3 star 1.5 ton AC. Alternatively what you can do is: go for 1.1 ton inverter AC from Sharp that can extend up to 1.2 tons. Which will cost at about the same price as BEE 3 star 1.5 ton AC. It can work for the 2nd room as well. For the 3rd room you can go for Daikin FTC50PRV16 or Bluestar 3HW18HAF or any Whirlpool BEE 3 star 1.5 ton AC model.

  122. Naveen says:

    Hi,

    I am planning to buy 4 AC’s and not sure of the brands and models in the brand most places are pushing. Can you please suggest some good AC’s. I am not looking at mid range models that have copper coils. I live in Chennai and this for an apartment on the 3rd floor with the terrace above. Details are given below:

    Room 1: appx 140 sqft, usage 8 hrs daily throughout the year
    Room 2: appx 120 sqft, usage 4-5 hours daily for about 8 – 10 months
    Room 3: appx 100 sqft usage will be sporadic but average 2-3 hours daily for about 6 months
    Room 4: Hall + Dining appx 250 sqft (kind of L shaped): Usage will be sporadic but average 3-4 hours twice or thrice a week

    Currently exploring Panasonic for Room 1 & 4 and Samsung for Room 2 & 3. Would prefer one brand though.

    Please let me know.

    Regards,
    Naveen

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need:

      For Room 1: 1.5 ton cooling required. Usage is quite high, would recommend inverter tech AC.
      For Room 2: 1.3 ton cooling required (so if you go fixed speed then you need 1.5 ton AC). If usage is mostly at night then you can also go for 1 ton inverter AC. However at least BEE 5 star rated AC should be purchased.
      For Room 3: 1 ton cooling required. Usage is quite less, you can go for any star rating.
      For Room 4: Requirement would be about 2.5 ton cooling. Again you can go for any star rating. However only Hitachi has BEE 2 star rated 2.5 ton models. Panasonic has a 3 ton model which will be big for the room.

      1.5 ton inverter ACs:
      Hitachi Ace or iClean Inverter 1.5 ton
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16
      Samsung AR18HV5DAWK
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV
      LG BS-Q186C8R6
      Panasonic CS-S18PKYP Econavi or CS-TS18PKYP Econavi

      1.5 ton fix speed ACs BEE 5 star:
      Hitachi RAU518HUD
      Godrej GSC 18 FG 6 WNG or GSC 18 FG 6 ONG or GSC 18 FG 6 BNG
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control PLT V or 3D Cool Elite IV
      or any LG BEE 5 star rated model
      Mitsubishi MS-GK18VA
      Samsung 1.5 Ton 5 Star Boracay-New AR18HC5TFUR (if you want Samsung)

      1 ton BEE 3 star rated AC:
      You can go for any samsung model for the 3rd room as efficiency would not matter much with low usage. However we always recommend going for nothing less than BEE 3 star rating.

      2.5 ton AC:
      Hitachi RAU330HTD or RAU230HUD
      no other brands have 2.5 ton AC.

  123. PROJJAL GHOSH says:

    Hi Abhishek. I am Projjal Ghosh from Kolkata. As in Kolkata, it becomes sometimes very humid or very dry with loo like conditions during summer. In winter temperatures drop down to atleast 9 degrees celcius and especially it is very dry in winter months. During monsoon, the weather is absolutely very humid here with sweat coming out of the body. In spring and autumn seasons, it is neither too hot nor too cold and it is neither very dry nor very humid also. So, will a Voltas All weather AC be perfect for me? Give reasons for using it or not. And does Voltas All Weather AC come in 1 ton capacity? What is the price?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Projjal,

      Hot and cold ACs are good when you need a lot of room heating in winters. Their energy efficiency of cooling is less (about BEE 3 star rated AC or less) as compared to regular ACs and thus the real value comes when usage for heating is good. Voltas has 1.5 and 2 ton ACs of such type, however you can get hot and cold one ton in Daikin, Hitachi, etc. The daikin model FTYN35JXV1 is for about 39 K.

  124. Naresh says:

    I am from Hyderabad.

    my room size is 12 x 10 (feet) and is located on the second floor of a 5 storey building.
    My daily usage will be around 8 to 10 hrs could u please suggest me which AC I should go for.

    Please advise an appropriate choice of air-conditioner to buy keepingin mind

    1. Cost
    2. Electricity consumption
    3. Durability
    4. Performance.
    5. Maintenance

    Thank you so very much for your time and effort.

    Regards.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need a 1 ton cooling if your room does not get any direct sunlight on walls, else if there is a wall facing west and gets afternoon sun, then you need about 1.2 tons of cooling. 1 ton inverter AC would be good in both the cases. You can look at these models:

      Daikin FTKM35PRV16 or FTKP35PRV16
      Sharp AH-XP13LV, AH-XP13PHT, AH-XP13PMT, AH-X13PET (these are 1.1 ton models that can stretch to 1.3 ton)
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK or AR12HV5DAWK

  125. sweta says:

    also i want split ac i guess 183 DY IS window ac

  126. sweta says:

    how abt 182cy or 183 cy, the one you suggested are good but costly..

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Sweta,

      Your usage of AC is 10 hrs per day and for 4 months. Which amounts to 1200 hrs a year. Now I am not sure how long will you be using the AC, but we typically 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. And in Delhi the tariffs are higher.

      Now the recommendation above are for split ACs and the window ACs are 1 level lower in BEE ratings. So a BEE 5 star rated window AC is equivalent to BEE 4 star rated split ACs in electricity consumption.

      Now getting a good BEE 5 or 4 star rated split AC in your budget of 28-30K was difficult. So the next best option was to go for BEE 5 star window AC. The voltas window models I suggested were high on efficiency (electricity saving) and were still in your budget (as per prices available on compareindia website). You should inquire about those models in market and I think you should get them in your budget. You can go for BEE 3 star rated AC if you feel your usage of AC will be less in future.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Please note that with Split AC, there may be cost of installation involved which would be about 2K to 7K depending on complexity of installation.

  127. sweta says:

    hi sweta dis side. i ll use it 5 hours in day time 12 noon to 5 pm and 5 hours at night from june to september.I am a student and wish to buy ac which is hassle free and within my range of 28k to 30k.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Sweta,

      You should buy a Voltas 1.5 ton BEE 5 star window AC. You can look at these models from Voltas: 183 DY, 185 LY, 185 MY.

    • Ashu chowdhry says:

      Go for Hitachi , its economical & less consumption of electricity

  128. Dr Sunila Rani says:

    hi abhishek my hall size is 17 by 9 feet in Visakhapatnam, ground floor of a five storeyed building with no direct sunlight into the hall. will a blue star 1.5 tonne- 2of them suffice? thanq

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,

      As per my calculations your hall needs 1.3 tons of cooling. If your usage is mostly at evening/night then even 1.2 ton would be good. Also if you go inverter tech then 1.1 ton inverter tech AC from Sharp would also work.

  129. sweta says:

    my budget is 28-30k, i stay in delhi 3rd floor top . roof exposed to sun..room size 12*10*10 ft.one wall faces sun only in morning.plz suggest me a good ac.which runs without leakage and all.

  130. ashi sherwani says:

    I WANT TO BUY AN AC FOR ROOM SIZE 11*15 FT SIZE I AM CONFUSED TO BUY WHICH AC EITHER COPPER FOIL OR ALLUMINIUM FOIL FOR AN OUTDOOR AC
    I BEEN RECOMMENDED TO BUY HITACHI RAU518HDD ,HITACHI ACE CUTOFF ,SHARPINVERTER OR DIAKIN I HAD LITTLE BIT CONFUSION BETWEEN THESE AC PLEASE HELP ME TO BUY IT

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Ashi,

      To choose between copper and aluminium, you can read this page: http://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/air-conditioners-copper-coil-vs-aluminium-coil.html

      Which city do you live in? Does your room get direct sunlight on either of the walls/ceiling(roof)?

  131. Amar Nath Keshari says:

    Hello,

    Hello,
    I want to buy a AC for my house in delhi at top floor, room size is approx. 11*10*10 sq.ft, please help me to select the right model.Will Voltas 1.5 ton AC work for this?
    Thanks
    Amar Nath Keshari

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1.2 to 1.3 ton cooling for your room (or if you go inverter tech then 1 ton inverter tech AC). 1.5 ton will surely work, just that it will be a bit oversized and you can easily get a 1/1.1 ton inverter AC in the same price range as a BEE 3 star 1.5 ton AC.

      • Amar Nath Keshari says:

        I am looking for Voltas Window 1.5 ton AC (3 star).Will it good in all manner (cost,performance ,durability etc.) or you want suggest any other window AC.

  132. Aftab Niazi says:

    I need AC for living and dining room. Total Area about 400 sq. ft. on second floor in Delhi. Kitchen and living room have a common wall. Dining area opens to a balcony with sun most of the day. I want a split Ac. I have a 2 Ton window AC located at one end of living room which does not expose to sun. The cooling is not sufficient particularly during May and June. Which AC and what capacity of split will you suggest to replace the present window AC.
    .

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,

      As per my calculations your room needs 4 to 4.5 tons of cooling depending upon how hot the walls/ceiling get during the day due to sunlight or other factors. If it does not get too hot then 4 ton would be good else about 4.5 tons will be required. A smaller sized AC like the 2 ton you have will give localised cooling just near the AC and will not cool the whole room. You can go for 2×2 ton or 2+2.5 ton depending on your needs.

  133. DEBABRATA BISWAS says:

    HI FRIEND
    I WANT TO BUY A SPLIT AC FOR A ROOM SIZE OF 470 SQ.FT.THE AC MUST BE OF FIVE STAR RATING WITH COPPER COIL AND HAVE HIGHEST EER AND COOLING CAPACITY(TONNAGE).THE AVERAGE USE WILL BE OF SIX HOURS FOR FIVE MONTHS AS I AM FROM KOLKATA,PLEASE CONSIDER THE HUMIDITY PROBLEM WHILE RECOMMENDING.PLEASE RECOMMEND THE TONNAGE CAPACITY,AND BEST IN CLASS AC WHILE CONSIDERING THE ABOVE FACTORS,WITH BEST REGARDS – DEB

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Deb,

      A 470 sq ft room in Kolkata would need 4 tons of cooling if the room does not get direct sunlight on walls/ceiling. Else if the room is extremely hot (due to high sunlight on the room), then you may need up to 5 tons of cooling. There are no 4/5 ton ACs available in market, so you will have to go for 2×2 ton or 2×2+1×1 ton AC (depending on the heat). You can look at models from Carrier as they are 100% copper models. Carrier also has highly reliable ACs.

      • DEBABRATA BISWAS says:

        My sincere thanks for your valuable advice,but my experience with Carrier AC’S are they are a bit noisy than others,will u suggest for any other copper models from Blue Star or Hitachi with MAXIMUM EER and cooling capacity(tonnage) and with low wattage consumption for 2 tonnes models,Regards – Deb.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hitachi and Blue Star do not have copper models, but they have aluminium fins coated with anti corrosion material, or have blue fin condensers which are again anti corrosion. You can look at these models:

          Hitachi RAU524IUD EER 3.61 cooling capacity 7030
          Hitachi RAU524HUD EER 3.61 cooling capacity 7030
          Hitachi RAU524ITD EER 3.55 cooling capacity 7200
          Bluestar 5HW24MA EER 3.52 cooling capacity 6400

  134. Dr.Indranath Mukherjee says:

    Dear Abhishek,

    As intimated to you earlier,it is further stated that Panasonic Split 1 Ton AC,Model:CU/CS-YS 12PKY-P purchased after full payment on 23/05/14,the store is not yet delivered despite repeated reminders through Telephone/SMS/E-Mails with the Showroom at Kolkata/Panasonic.On one hand the showroom is telling there is no stock of the said Panasonic Model( it is not understood why then it was booked with full payment in the first place?) & asking me to wait or I have to choose other make/model.But, there is a mismatch between my choice with that of theirs.On the otherhand Panasonic people are asking me whether the store is delivered or whether it is installed or not? They should know their supply position of the said AC to Kolkata & whether delivered or not from the showroom itself!After paying a huge amount(Rs.37K), I am still suffering since last forenight from heat in my old age(Senior Citizen) for want of AC for no fault of mine.The showroom does not care to inform as they have got the payment in full already.I have again visited the shop on 01/06/2014 & they were offering me Sharp AH-X 13 PET 1.1 Ton,EER 4.02 with R410A coolant.As advised by you that you have mixed reactions about their service & moreover features like Self cleaning,Plasmacluster Ion Technology, 4Way Auto Swing as available in Sharp AH-XP 10 LV,EER 3.81(as proposed by you),is not there in AH-X 13 PET 1.1 Ton.Natuarally, I did not go for Sharp AH-X 13 PET 1.1 Ton. Then, I was told that if I could wait for another week or so the originally booked Panasonic will be delivered to me.The said Panasonic Store comes with free standard installation.Could you tell me what the installation Kit comes with AC consists of.Whether, I have to pay extra for Brackets for fixing ODU etc.Kindly advise me also what should be my next course of action if the showroom does not keep their words & refuses to refund the amount that I have already paid,in case the store is not delivered in a couple of days or there is no mutual consensus between us for other Make/Model.

    I understand that I have written a long blog for you,which may be boring when you are especially propagating for Inverter AC for saving Electricity. You see that I am a retired person & a lot of hard earned money is involved & very weak too to handle such legal issues,if any, on my own at this age. Pl. go through it & reply to the real issues involved.

    With regards,

    Indranath

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Sir,

      Can you check with them if they have Sharp AH-XP13PHT or AH-XP13PMT models? You can go for any of these 2 models if you can get them. Both are 1.1 ton EER 4.02 and also have self cleaning, plasmacluster technology and 4 way auto-swing. Standard installation kit should have simple brackets to install the outdoor unit as well as piping to connect outdoor and indoor unit and the wiring.

  135. Gurpreet says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I live in Chandigarh and looking for an AC for drying room. Room size is approx 12x12x12 and I’m looking for a 1.5 ton 3 star AC as the usage will be around 3-5 hours/day for 6 months(Summers). My budget is around 35K and I’m looking for good after sales, decent performance and energy saving. Kindly recommend.

    Best
    Gurpreet

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Gurpreet,

      You can look at these models:

      Hitachi RAU318HUD
      Daikin FTC50PRV16
      Bluestar 3HW18HAF
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Deluxe III or 3D Cool Dlx Plus III

      • Gurpreet says:

        Thanks Abhishek for your reply. Also, I’m looking at Voltas Classic – 3 Star(Ye Series), Videocon 1.5 ton 5 star AC as the price is very competitive. Can you please throw some light on above these models? Are they worth buying or do I select only from the above models you suggested?

        Thanks in advance !!

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hello Mr Gurpreet,

          If you are looking for economy brands, then you will get really high efficiency BEE 5 star rated models in Onida for a very decent price. Though the economy brands are a little less reliable in general. Voltas is good but the models I suggested were based on energy efficiency, brand value and your requirement (size and budget). Amongst Voltas and Videocon I would recommend Voltas.

  136. Rajesh says:

    my house location is in Delhi

  137. Rajesh says:

    Hello, I want to buy a AC for my house at top floor, room size is approx.144 sq.ft., please help me to select the right model.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Which city is this for? How much is your usage in hrs/day and months/year?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1.7 tons of cooling for your room on peak summer day. You can either go for 1.7 ton AC or 1.5 ton inverter AC. You can look at:

      1.7 ton fixed speed models:
      Hitachi RAU520HUD or RAU520IUD or RAU520ITD
      Daikin FTF60PRV16
      Carrier Superia 2 Ton AC (its cooling capacity is close to 1.7 ton).

      1.5 ton inverter ACs:
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 or FTKM50PRV16
      Hitachi ACE, iClean or Kampa 1.5 ton inverter AC
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV
      LG BS-Q186C8R6
      Samsung AR18HV5DAWK, AR18HV5NFWK
      OGeneral ASGA18JCC
      Panasonic CS-S18PKYP Econavi or CS-TS18PKYP Econavi

  138. SHAMSADH says:

    Hi
    I am from Chennai. I am looking for split Ac for my living room around 225-230 sq.ft on 2nd floor with open terrace with 4X4 2 windows facing south and east. Also has a balcony facing south and east has a sit out. right now there is a home theatre with plans of furnishing. what would be the ideal one? is it better to go with one ’2 ton AC’ or 2 AC with lesser tons. Please opine.
    regards
    Shamsadh

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,

      You would need about 2.5 tons cooling for your room as you have an open terrace. Had the requirement been 2 ton I would have said go for one 2 ton AC as there are energy efficient options available in 2 ton. However there are very few and less energy efficient options available in 2.5 ton. So I would suggest that you go for one 1 ton and one 1.5 ton AC.

      • Shamsadh says:

        Hi Abhishek,
        Thanks for the information. Could you suggest a better combination of brands for the above which are energy efficient as well as those with proper condenser as i am living near a storm water drain (which is more of a sewage) which leads to frequent leakage and ending up with refilling gas every 6-8 months. This happens in my whole street and the dealers all said nothing can be done. If i have to go with 2 AC, how should it be positioned in respect to each other. Should i go for 1 inverter or what will be ideal?
        Thanks in advance.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Now if you are open for inverter AC then there are couple of good options:

          1) You can go for a 2.2 ton inverter AC (which can stretch to 2.4 ton). You can look at Daikin FTKM71PRV16 which is a 2.2 ton inverter AC.

          However the other thing that you can do, which will be more energy efficient as well, would be to go for 2 x 1ton inverter ACs. A 1 ton inverter AC can stretch to 1.2 ton and so 2 of them can go up to 2.4 ton. You can look at any of these models:

          Daikin FTKM35PRV16 or FTKP35PRV16
          Sharp AH-XP13LV, AH-XP13PHT, AH-XP13PMT, AH-X13PET (these are 1.1 ton models that can stretch to 1.3 ton)
          Samsung AR12HV5NBWK or AR12HV5DAWK
          Panasonic CS-S12PKYP Econavi

          Good thing about inverter ACs is that they can adjust their tonnage as per the need of the room. Also regarding your problem with leakage, you should look for these things:

          1) Anti Corrosion Treatment (Daikin models do have Anti Corrosion Treatment, Samsung also states that it has Anti-Corrosion Fin)
          2) Blue Fin Condenser technology is corrosion resistant. (Panasonic has blue fin)

          However Sharp does not mention of any of these technologies on their website.

          • Shamsadh says:

            Hi Abhishek
            Thanks for your earlier suggestion.
            I went and checked the models suggested. I felt Panasonic/ daikin/ hitachi to be okay. Our AC maintenance mechanic says whatever AC we buy for this area it will last only 3 years. They say inverter AC’s are costly to maintain & replacing coolant ( which has to be done frequently due to corrosion) will be DOUBLE the amount than regular ones. One mechanic who is currently from panasonic says don’t buy them as they don’t last. They say regular mid grade AC will be better so that it can be replaced again with cheaper spare parts. I am so confused now. Does all these blue fin technology/ anti corrosive treatment strategies work in a real atmosphere. Daikin dealer says the AMC is 3800/year if it has to include everything for inverters. What is your take on this? If i go for inverter i may save for EB but will i loose it out on maintenance?
            We may at least use 5-7 hours on weekend and 3-4 hours weekdays and this may come down during winter.
            Thanks in advance

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Hi,

            You should go for a regular fixed speed AC than an inverter AC.

  139. oyepunjabi says:

    Hi,
    Im looking for an inverter AC for a room 10ft * 20 ft * 15 ft. Please let me know.

  140. Ritesh says:

    Hi,

    I want to purchase a window AC for my room of dimension 10X12X14 on the first floor(top floor). Two person stays in the room. Which one should i prefer ?

    My location is Mathura(U.P.).

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need about 1.8 tons cooling for your room. You can get 1.7 or 1.8 ton models in Daikin and Hitachi. Or you will have to go for 2 ton AC from any other brand.

      • Ritesh says:

        Are you sure 2 ton will be sufficient, because its on top floor and sun facing from all side. Besides which brand is best – O’general, Voltas, Hitachi, Samsung. Or any other brand ?

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          2 ton AC should work well for you. In general Japanese brands (Daikin, Hitachi, OGeneral, Pansonic, Mitsubishi, Sharp) + Carrier + Bluestar are good on technology/reliability. But you should check their service network in your area.

          • Ritesh says:

            Should i go for WIndow or Split AC. Need to consider power saving and Energy rating also.

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Split ACs have more energy saving options. BEE star rating level for window ACs are one level lower than Split ACs. So A BEE 5 star rated window AC is similar in efficiency to a BEE 4 star rated split AC. Similarly BEE 4 star rated window AC is similar to BEE 3 star split AC. And there are no inverter tech ACs in window ACs. Manufacturers are also slowly reducing their window AC models.

  141. Arul says:

    Hi abhishek,
    I am Arul from chennai i am planning to buy an AC for my room size 10×10 usage of 6hrs daily kindly suggest me an AC.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1 ton AC for the room. You should go for BEE 5 star rated ACs. You can look at:

      Godrej GSC 12 FG 6 WNG / GSC 12 FG 6 BNG
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control 1 ton BEE 5 star
      Panasonic CS-XC12QKY
      Any of LG BEE 5 star rated 1 ton AC.
      Mitsubishi MS-GK13VA

  142. abhishek says:

    can u give me the list of split ac available in copper. with in the price list of 30000 1.5 ton 3 star raiting

  143. nivas says:

    Hi abhishek,

    Thanks for your prompt response. Could you please provide me few options..i wanna get the best,you can sort those options by the quality

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You can look at these models:

      Hitachi RAU524IUD or RAU524HUD or RAU524ITD
      Mitsubishi Electric MS-GK24VA
      Voltas 245 DY
      Bluestar 5HW24MA

  144. Abhishek says:

    hi
    im from mumbai.
    my room size is 9 x 9 and is located on the ground floor of a 3 storey building.
    my daily usage will be around 8 to 10 hrs could u please suggest me a 5 star or inverter ac around the budget of 30k which will provide good performance with excellent economy.

  145. Abhishek says:

    Hi
    I am from mumbai
    my room size is 9×9 ….its on the ground floor…my budget is around 30k ,,,,,my daily usage will be around 8 to 10 hrs could u plzzz suggest me which 5 star or inverter ac will be suitable….

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 0.75 ton AC for your room as ACs smaller than that are not available in market. You can go for either 0.75 ton fixed speed AC or 0.75 ton inverter AC. You can look at these models:

      Fixed speed:
      Mitsubishi MS-GK10VA
      Bluestar 5HW09SA

      Inverter Tech:
      Daikin FTKM25PRV16
      Sharp AH-XP10LV
      Mitsubishi MSY-GE10VA
      O General ASGA09JGCA

      • Abhishek says:

        hi thanx fr the reply….
        actually one of the wall directly faces the sun nd der is a iron cubboard in the room nd also my desktop so will 0.75 ton be enough???

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Abhishek,

          Even if one wall directly faces the sun a 0.75 ton AC is fine for the room. Mumbai is more humid and less hot. And as the heat is not much, smaller tonnage ACs are fine for it.

      • Abhishek says:

        nd also could you let me know which brand is beteer onida or mitsubishi???

      • Abhishek says:

        hi thanx for the reply
        one of the walls of my room faces the sun nd i have an iron cubboard nd a desktop in my room also so will 0.75 ton be enough??
        if not then could u plzz suggest some 1 ton ac s

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Abhishek,

          you can go for 0.75 ton inverter AC from Sharp or Daikin. It can stretch up to 1 ton if the room needs it. Inverter tech ACs have variable tonnage and they can stretch up to 0.2 ton more that their rated capacity.

  146. Muhammad says:

    hey Abhishekh,

    Nice article from you Abhishekh,which helps many people.
    I live in Chennai and i’m in 3rd floor and its a last floor. my room size is 12*10*10(L*B*H) feet. there is
    a tube light,
    a metal bero,
    a computer,
    a bed,
    a window coated with iron rods &
    4 people are using that room
    Last week i bought Hitachi 1 ton inverter ac and the model is RAUO13EUEA.

    you know chennai has only 3 climate which are hot, hotter, hottest. so the usage would be definitely more than 8 hours a day. its cooling is quite good but not good at 16-18 deg celsius. I asked the Hitachi service personals about this, they said any a/c would take a settling time and they said to wait me atleast for 10 days.

    My brother is an A/C technician, before buying he suggested me 1.5 ton Hitachi A/C model RAU318HUDD. but after a thorough study i made this decision to buy an inverter A/C due to my prolonged usage.

    Since this my 1st experience in buying an a/c please tell me whether i made right decision?. and also suggest me what is the ideal temperature to set for comfort cooling and to save energy. I’m also not using any A/C stabilizer bcoz hitachi dealer told me this model doesn’t need any stabilizer. Whether he is right?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Muhammad,

      As per my calculation you need 1.3 ton fixed speed or 1.1 ton inverter AC. However even 1 ton inverter should not be too bad. Now as there are no 1.3 ton AC available in market, your brother’s suggestion of 1.5 ton is right. But your purchase is also not bad. Now many people think inverter ACs cool slow, so here is the response to that to explain the working of inverter ACs:

      Let me take this image as reference to explain you how inverter AC works:

      Inverter AC

      non inverter ACs are fixed speed ACs, where as inverter ACs are variable speed ACs. Non inverter ACs have compressors that go “On” and “Off”. Whereas inverter ACs have compressors that are “On” all the time. As non inverter ACs are sized for peak summer load, they are over sized all the other times (in fact most of the time people oversize even for peak summer season). The drawback of the same is that the AC “Over cools” most of the time. So if you set AC at temperature of 25, it will cool it down to 23 or 22. Now one would question: then what is the use of thermostat? Well the thermostat (in a non inverter AC) switches off the compressor when the outside temperature has reached 25. But a lot has happened before that. In an AC, refrigerant moves from liquid to gas (by taking heat from the room) and then back from gas to liquid as the compressor compresses it. But if the refrigerant is more and heat in the room is less (which happens in over sized AC), it does not get enough heat from the room to convert from liquid to gas and it keeps moving as liquid. Now when the thermostat detects temperature and switches off the compressor, the refrigerant still remains in liquid state and thus has capacity to take heat from room to convert to gas. And so it takes more heat from the room and cools the room below the set temperature.

      In comparison, the inverter tech AC changes the flow rate of refrigerant based on the heat of the room. When heat is less, the flow rate is less, when heat is more, the flow rate is more. And it does not switch off the compressor ever. It just makes sure that if temperature setting is 25, it is maintained at that level.

      So the difference is: non inverter AC would over cool as shown in the picture. Whereas inverter AC will cool optimum. And thus you may feel that inverter AC does not cool or is slow.

      The next part of your question is on the ideal temperature: so for that I would say that keeping AC at 24-25 degrees is ideal as it is good for thermal comfort and also it optimizes electricity consumption. The cooler you keep your AC settings, more will be the electricity consumption.

      If you feel that your AC is not cooling right then I would suggest that you start the AC and keep a room thermometer close to the AC vent to see if it is really cooling till 16-18 or not. If it is not, then certainly it is not cooling effectively or is undersized.

      As for stabilizer: Hitachi website does not mention the voltage range at which the AC can operate. It would be great if you can check it’s user manual and confirm the input voltage range at which it can work. It the input voltage is not less than 200V, then you might have to go for a voltage stabilizer (in case your area has voltage fluctuations).

  147. Jyotsna says:

    Hello,
    I have tried to post my comment a couple of times but it does not come reflect on your list of posts!
    Can you please help and let me know how to go about it?
    Thanks.
    Jyotsna

  148. Jyotsna says:

    Hey Abhishekh,

    Had posted my query earlier but it seems to have disappeared! :(
    Anyways please help me like you have done so many people..

    1. My room size is 15X10X10
    2. It is South-East facing and gets sun the entire day on the walls heating it considerably.
    3. The terrace above the room is also open and gets sun the whole day.
    4. Usage of a/c is about 18hours a day/summer.
    5. One television, computer in the room.

    Please advise an appropriate choice of air-conditioner to buy keepingin mind

    1. Cost
    2. Electricity consumption
    3. Durability
    4. Performance.
    5. Maintenance

    Thank you so very much for your time and effort.
    Best Regards

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Jyotsna,

      Which city is this for?

      • Jyotsna says:

        Hey Abhishek,

        I live in Delhi

        Plz do let me know your thoughts!

        Am quite desperate as my prev A/C is dead and heat unbearable!! :(

        Thanks.

        Jyotsna

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          You need 1.7-1.8 ton cooling for your room. If you go inverter tech, you can even go for 1.5 ton inverter AC (it will be good for your electricity consumption as your usage is high). You can look at these models:

          Daikin FTKM50PRV16 or FTKM50PRV16
          Hitachi ACE, iClean or Kampa 1.5 ton inverter AC
          Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV
          LG BS-Q186C8R6
          Samsung AR18HV5DAWK, AR18HV5NFWK
          OGeneral ASGA18JCC
          Panasonic CS-S18PKYP Econavi or CS-TS18PKYP Econavi

  149. Mahashweta Burma says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I really appreciate the time & effort that you are putting here in helping people around. Now please help me as well :)

    City : 7 Bungalows, Mumbai.

    Size of the Room : 15 Feet x 8 Feet

    Floor : 3rd

    One side of the wall is directly exposed to the sun. This exposed side is the only side having windows (Window dimensions : 6 feet breadth x 3 & ½ feet height).
    This side is facing 76 degrees East, receiving early morning direct sun rays, almost till 1 p:m.

    There is terrace above this room.

    Usage : will be 4-5 hours per day approx.. But it can vary as well.

    Budget : 20 – 25 thousand

    • Which window AC would you recommend for my room ?
    • My friends (non – experts) have been suggesting 1.5 tonn , 3 star Onida. Your opinion on this option ?

    Regards

    Mahashweta Burma

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Burma,

      You need 1 ton AC for your room. You should look at these window AC models:

      Whirlpool Magicool Platinum V (1 ton)
      LG LWA3BP4F
      LG LWA3GP4F
      Llyod LW12A3N

  150. nivas says:

    I Live in chennai. My room is 14X14. Am planning to buy carrier novello plus 1.5 ton AC? Please suggest whether i can go with that or do you prefer any other AC. IF so, what brand & model. Which brand is currently on top?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi nivas,

      As per my calculations you need about 2 tons of cooling for your 14×14 room in chennai. Purely from a market perspective, Voltas is no 1 in sales.

  151. Nitin N. Thaker says:

    Hello. Nitin here. I live in Surat. I want to buy two split AC for two bed rooms. Room dimension is approximately 12 feet by 15 feet, with attached toilet. In one bed-room there are two windows. One towards south and other towards east and also a door leading to balcony towards east. In other bed-room there is only one window towards east and a closed ventilation towards east. The approximate use of the ac will be that for four to six hours in early night and/or two to three hours at afternoon hours during summer only. Now which ac will be suitable.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Nitin,

      You need 1.5 ton ACs for your rooms if the western walls/roof are not exposed to sun. Else you may need about 1.7-1.8 tons of cooling. Choice of BEE star ratings will depend on your usage of AC. You can look at these models:

      1.5 Ton models:
      Hitachi RAU518HUD
      Godrej GSC 18 FG 6 WNG or GSC 18 FG 6 ONG or GSC 18 FG 6 BNG
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control PLT V or 3D Cool Elite IV
      or any LG BEE 5 star rated model

      1.7 ton models:
      Hitachi RAU520HUD (price about 54K)
      Hitachi RAU520IUD (price about 49K)
      Hitachi RAU520ITD (price about 48K)

      Or if your need is more than 1.5 ton, you can also go for 1.5 ton Inverter tech models (as they can cover up to 1.7 tons of cooling):
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 or FTKM50PRV16
      Hitachi ACE, iClean or Kampa 1.5 ton inverter AC
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV
      LG BS-Q186C8R6
      Samsung AR18HV5DAWK, AR18HV5NFWK
      OGeneral ASGA18JCC
      Panasonic CS-S18PKYP Econavi or CS-TS18PKYP Econavi

  152. Nitin says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thanks for all the time and information.
    I wanted an AC suggestion for a 197sft room
    I don’t mind spending more on buying the AC but it should be the most energy efficient AC(Hot and Cold)

    Thanks

  153. Nitin says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    I appreciate the time and effort you are putting in helping people in choosing an AC..
    I need some help too…
    The room size is 216 sq.ft (I don’t mind spending more in buying the AC but electricity consumption in Important for me )

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Which city is this for? And do you get direct sunlight during the day on any of the walls/roof? How much is your usage of AC in hrs/day and months/year?

      • Nitin says:

        Abhishek, city is Hyderabad,there is one room with direct sunlight on the roof. and there is another room with out any direct sunlight please suggest for both the rooms(216 sq.ft), during summer that is 3 months a year and 9 hours in the night

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hello Nitin,

          For room without direct sunlight, 1.5 ton may work, but for the room with direct sunlight, you need 2 ton AC. Your usage is not high, so you can go for BEE 3 star rated AC as well. You can look at:

          1.5 ton:
          Hitachi RAU318HUD
          Daikin FTC50PRV16
          Bluestar 3HW18HAF
          Whirlpool 3D Cool Deluxe III or 3D Cool Dlx Plus III

          2 ton:
          Hitachi RAU324HUD or RAU324EUDA
          Daikin FTC60PRV16
          Voltas, LG or Bluestar BEE 3 star rated AC models.

          • Nitin says:

            Abhishek, can u suggest me 5star energy efficient AC’s instead of bee 3 star. and it would be great if you could suggest the models which can make the room both hot in the winters and cold in summers.
            Thanks for all your time n help.

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Hi Nitin,

            The hot and cold models are not rated by BEE on star ratings yet so there is no BEE 3 or 5 star for hot and cold ACs. Secondly in general the hot and cold models are much less efficient in cooling as compared to regular models. They make sense when your heating need in winters is good enough. And it works really great if you are in north india where in winters there is a good amount of usage of room heaters. Daikin has some good/efficient hot and cold models. But if you need BEE 5 star rated AC for cooling you can check:

            1.5 ton ACs:
            Hitachi RAU518HUD
            Godrej GSC 18 FG 6 WNG or GSC 18 FG 6 ONG or GSC 18 FG 6 BNG
            Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control PLT V or 3D Cool Elite IV
            or any LG BEE 5 star rated model
            Mitsubishi MS-GK18VA

            2 ton models:
            Hitachi RAU524IUD or RAU524HUD or RAU524ITD
            Mitsubishi Electric MS-GK24VA
            Voltas 245 DY
            Bluestar 5HW24MA

      • din seth says:

        hi abhishek you suggested a 2-2.5 ton inverter AC for my bedroom in amritsar==i have three brands in mind–which do you suggest–mitsubishi Heavy (not electric), hitachi and daikin–i hear Mitsubsihi heavy is durable,,tks

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          I have seen Daikin come up with quite energy efficient models. There are much lesser complaints for that brand and their costs are also quite reasonable.

  154. priyadarshini says:

    Hi,i live in chennai.i require a split ac for my tv viewing room:16×11×8…2 windows,1 facing north and the other south,;a hot open terrace on the top and a hot open terrace adjacent to the room which has wooden flooring.annual usage of ac would be max 250-300 hrs.
    1.what brand and tonnage do u recommend?
    2.star rating? Invertor compressor?
    Thanx in advance.
    Im very impressed with ur expertise and kind advice!

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1.5 ton AC for your room. Your usage of 250-300 hrs is quite less, you can go for any star rating from an economic point of view, however we do not recommend going for anything less than BEE 3 star rating (considering Bijli Bachao :) ). You can look at any of these models:

      Hitachi RAU318HUD
      Daikin FTC50PRV16
      Bluestar 3HW18HAF
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Deluxe III or 3D Cool Dlx Plus III

  155. Mejor says:

    hello Abhishek,
    sir, my room is 12×12 in size and plz tell which AC is best and how much Ton required????
    And what about SHARP Inverter AC?? Sharp is good brand or not??
    Thanks.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Which city is this for? Do the walls/rook get direct sunlight during the day? How much is the usage in hours/day and month/year?

  156. sohail says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thanks for the nice article and thanks for answering our queries. I too have one for you…

    I am looking for an AC for my bedroom which is 14’10″(L) x 9’6″(H) x 9’3″(W) i.e ~1300 cubic feet. The room is at first floor and there are two more floors above my floor. None of the room walls are facing direct sunlight and the room receives very little sunlight in the early morning. There is a glass window( ~ 26 sq ft) on the North wall which mostly remains covered with thick curtains and I plan to mount my AC on this wall. Various online calculators at different AC vendor sites suggest a 1Ton AC for me. I would be using the AC at night only for 7-8 Hrs max. Kindly suggest a good AC for me which will best fit my requirement.

    Thanks,
    Sohail

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Sohail,

      I cannot confirm 1 ton AC without knowing your city. We typically 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. Let me know your city and also how many months in a year you would use the AC and I will be able to recommend some ACs.

      • Sohail says:

        Thanks for your reply.
        I live in New Delhi and I intend to use the AC at night time only in the months Apr – Sep.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Sohail,

          You need 1.2 ton fixed speed AC or 1 ton inverter AC for your room. These are these options for your room:

          1.2 ton AC:
          Hitachi RAU514IUD or RAU514EUDA
          Whirlpool 3D Cool Platinum V or Magicool Platinum V

          1 ton inverter tech AC:
          Daikin FTKM35PRV16 or FTKP35PRV16
          Sharp AH-XP13LV, AH-XP13PHT, AH-XP13PMT, AH-X13PET
          Samsung AR12HV5NBWK or AR12HV5DAWK
          Panasonic CS-S12PKYP Econavi

  157. Kenneth says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I live in Pune,

    Room Size: 18x10x10 feet
    Two windows: First 32 sq.ft east and Second 12 sq.ft South west.
    The room has One Door and is on 2nd Floor with Roof Exposed to sunlight.

    The AC will be operational during summers and seldom in monsoons.

    please suggest me a good AC. Should I go for inverter or 5 star AC?

    Thanks,
    Ken

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Kenneth,

      Your room would need 1.5 ton AC for your room. If your usage is mostly in summers then a BEE 5 star rated AC would be good for you. You can look at these models:

      Hitachi RAU518HUD
      Godrej GSC 18 FG 6 WNG or GSC 18 FG 6 ONG or GSC 18 FG 6 BNG
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control PLT V or 3D Cool Elite IV
      or any LG BEE 5 star rated model

  158. Abhijeet says:

    hello….
    i live in 1st floor building cocnsist of 3 floor total incuding ground floor its north east facing, my room dimensions are:
    26′ X 10′
    pls suggest me split ac accordingly price no matter am looking for 3 star ac

  159. Manish Mehta says:

    Hi…I m living in Rajkot,Gujarat. My bed room size 140 sq.feet,having 2 windows,2 doors. Approx.usage 1200 hrs/year. Which AC is better 3 or 5 star or inverter AC ? Which size ? What about All Weather AC ? R they different than other AC ? Cooper coil is better ?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Mehta,

      You need a 1.2 ton AC in case your room does not get direct sunlight on ceiling/roof/wall on the west. Else you need 1.5 ton cooling. A BEE 5 star rated AC wold be good for you. All weather ACs are good if you need heating in winters. They are typically useful if your place gets cold like in North India. If you need room heaters in winters, then you should go for all weather AC. All weather ACs work like room heaters in winters. And yes Copper coil is certainly better. They are easier to repair (aluminium need replacement in case a fault occurs). However companies use Aluminium as it is a cheaper metal. Copper is also less prone to corrosion.

  160. mehar says:

    Hi abhishek

    I live in chennai
    My room is 196 sq.ft. west facing. Confused what brand 2 buy daikin r hitachi r blue star r carrier, if so, is 1.8T inverter ac sufficient 4 my room?

    Regards
    shabeer

  161. Ramesh says:

    Dear Abhishek,

    I am looking for two ACs. Please advice on best 1 or 2 options I should consider:

    1. AREA SIZE: 20′x14′x9′ Living Room that openly connects with dining room (12′x22′x9′, separated with curtains); USAGE: 6months x 30days x 4hrs = 720 max hrs/year; LOCATION: Delhi; ORIENTATION: Not exposed to sun-light directly, 4th floor in a 7 floor building; PREFERENCE: Premium Brand SPLIT AC (BEE5 or Inverter) unless there is good reason to consider something else.

    2. AREA SIZE: 10′x10′x9′ Study Room; USAGE: 6months x 30days x 3hrs = 540 max hrs/year; LOCATION: Delhi; ORIENTATION: Not exposed to sun-light directly, 4th floor in a 7 floor building; PREFERENCE: Premium Brand WINDOW AC?

    Thanks
    Ramesh
    Delhi

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Ramesh,

      You need about 2.2 tons of cooling for the living room and 0.8 ton for the Study room. You can also go for a 2 ton inverter AC for the Living room. You can look at these models:

      For Living room:

      Inverter ACs
      Daikin FTKM71PRV16
      Mitsubishi MSY-GE24VA
      Hitachi 2 ton ACE Inverter

      BEE 5 star rated AC:
      Most 2 ton AC would stop short of appropriate cooling. So not much in this.

      For study room:
      Hitachi RAW511KUD
      LG LWA3GP5F or LWA3BP5F
      Whirlpool Magicool Platinum V (1 T)

  162. kiran manohar bhangale says:

    Which refregent (gas) is good for low electricity consomption in inverter ac

  163. PJA MARIAPRAGASAM says:

    I wish to know whether haier 1,5 ton 2 star split ac has copper coils

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Their website does not say that. However all I can say is copper is expensive the aluminium and 100% copper models will turn out expensive. I doubt if the economy brands will have copper.

  164. pankti says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am living in Baroda, Gujarat.
    my Room size 170 sq.ft
    i want to go for split Ac, pl suggest how much ton is suits to my room.
    also suggest which brand is best for purpose of saving electricity bill?
    i like to go with 5 star or inverter but which brand is best in service and which model is successful?
    pl suggest. i have seen Sharp AC but not much heard about this brand, pl suggest as soon. thanks.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,

      You need 1.5 tons cooling if your room does not get direct sunlight on walls/roof. Else you need 1.8 tons cooling. If you go inverter tech, 1.5 ton inverter AC should be good in both cases. We typically 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.

      In general Japanese brands (Daikin, Hitachi, General, Pansonic, Mitsubishi, Sharp) + Carrier + Bluestar are good on technology/reliability. LG, Samsung, Voltas, Godrej are other popular brands. Sharp is new AC brand in market (they started just a couple of years back) but they have been there in international market since quite some time. They have quite energy efficient ACs and they are only selling efficient inverter tech models. They are manufacturing in Pune so their prices are low. Their post sales service varies from place to place and it good at some places but not up to the mark at some places. So it will be good if you can get feedback from local dealers/people who have used the brand.

      Hitachi and Daikin are 2 other brands that have highly efficient Inverter Tech models. In general I have heard lot of good words about Daikin, but with Hitachi the feedback is mixed. Daikin is also manufacturing from Baroda, so their prices are quite reasonable (unlike Hitachi which are quite expensive). But Daikin is expensive than Sharp because it is certainly more popular brand.

  165. Dharamveer Singh says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am living in Ghaziabad. I want a 1.5 tonn window ac for my bedroom. Bedroom size is 14*12*9. Bedroom is on the top floor. Window is north facing sized 5*5.Sun light stays there between 12 to 5 There is one bed, One almirah (7*3) one tube in bedroom. I am planning for 3 star window ac. My usage is for 3 hours in afternoon and 5 hours in night. I have short listed below models.
    Hitachi 318KUD
    LG LWA5CP3F, LWA5CS3F LWA5BP3F
    Voltas 183DY, 183CY

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Singh,

      From efficiency perspective, all look very close. Hitachi is most efficient with EER of 3.09, followed by LG with 3.01 and then Voltas 2.95. Percentage saving at different EER can be calculated using this formula (1-(EER1/EER2))*100 where EER1 is smaller and EER2 is bigger. But please note Window ACs are 1 level lower in efficiency than split ACs. So a BEE 3 star window AC is equivalent to BEE 2 star split ACs.

  166. Sachin says:

    Hello Abhi,

    I live in Pune.

    Bedroom = 14 x 11.6 feet.
    10th floor ( its 12 story building)
    2 Windows : One on East & one on South
    Furniture : 25% room occupied

    I read that overcapacity can cause sticky air. So I am confused between 1.2 Ton & 1.5 Ton AC.
    Please suggest AC capacity & best AC model. Price is not an issue. I need better comfort, reliability, durability, less / no maintenance.

    Please advice
    Thanks

    Sachin

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Sachin,

      Over capacity does 2 things: 1) It does not remove humidity properly 2) It over cools (if you set temperature at 25, it will cool up to 22) and thus consumes more electricity. Now as per my calculation, if any of your walls face direct sun post noon then you need more than 1.2 ton (or 1.5 ton). Else 1.2 ton would do. In fact you can also go for 1 or 1.1 ton inverter tech AC if your room needs 1.2 ton AC. That will be much more electricity saving. East wall may not heat up much, but south-west or west wall will heat a lot more. Let me know the size you need and I will suggest you some models.

      • Sachin says:

        Hi Abhi,

        Thanks for reply. I want to buy inverter tech as it be continuous use. I have these two models in mind.
        Hitachi i-Clean Inverter ( Whether i-clean is reliable technology )
        Hitachi ACE inverter

        One wall is East facing with window & other wall is south facing with window.

        Please recommend if I should buy 1.5 Ton inverter or 1.2 Ton invertor tech ?

        Regards,
        Sachin

      • Sachin says:

        Hi Abhi,

        Thanks for reply. Please find additional information.

        One wall east facing with window
        One wall south facing with window

        Considering this, I need 1.5 Ton AC. But I plan to go for inverter tech. One of following two AC’s…

        HITACHI ACE Inverter
        HITACHI Inverter i-Clean

        Please let me know if I should buy 1.2 Ton or 1.5 Ton inverter.
        Also, whether i-Clean auto filter cleaning is good technology ?
        Thanks !

        Sachin

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Sachin,

          If the walls are east and south, then sun won’t heat the walls much. You can also test it by touching the walls at noon and compare them with other walls. If they are quite hot, then you can go for 1.5 ton inverter AC. Else you can go for 1 ton inverter AC. You can go for either of the two models you have mentioned. Both are quite efficient.

  167. rahul says:

    i m Rahul from mumbai
    i m confuse in between two brands which one is best ( hitachi & daikin)
    suggest me pls..

  168. Lalita says:

    I stay in Gurgaon. I want to buy a split AC for drawing room.Size 25′X12.5′X9.5′ with South side completely with glass window/door. Our flat is on GF. No Direct Sun-rays. Entry to passage towards inside rooms is open. Usage will be max. 8 hours per day.
    Please suggest proper AC.Shall we go for Hot and cold one?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Lalita,

      The room size is huge. It would need about 3 tons of cooling! Do you really want to cool the whole room or just local cooling near the seating area is sufficient? Hot and Cold are good considering you are in North where winters are quite cold. Heating using the AC will be better than heating using room heaters.

      • Lalita says:

        Thanks Abhishek,
        1) If i decide to have cooling of sit-out area only,which is 50 % room area, what capacity and which Company would you recommend ( whether I should go for Hot and cold or Inverter or Regular)?
        2) In the above case how much cooling effect is there for the remaining 50 % room area?
        3)What is the option besides 3 T capacity if I want cooling of complete room?

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          You need at least 2-2.5 ton AC to cool the room decently most of the time (non peak summers, nights). You may even go for 2.2 ton inverter AC from Daikin. Daikin also has some really efficient hot and cold models. Would suggest you to either look at Daikin or Hitachi.

  169. Laddy says:

    i want to buy a ac for home. Which ac is best in cooling, price, low electricity consume .

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello,

      There are several factors that one need to consider while buying AC:

      1) Tonnage of AC: Depends on several factors, but primarily on size of room, city where you live in, window sizes, people in the room. Oversized AC consumes more electricity, and undersized does not cool properly.

      2) Star Rating: Choice of BEE 5 star/inverter tech or a lower rating depends on your usage of AC. If your usage is more than 1000 hrs per year (with traiff more than Rs 5), it is better to go for higher efficiency models. Benefit of inverter tech is that it is a variable tonnage AC and as the tonnage requirement is different every month and every day, this AC auto adjusts to the needs and thus saves electricity.

      3) Brand: Some brands offer better reliability/technology and some have better service network. One has to factor in both. Once you have decided on star rating, the most efficient models from good brands can be selected.

      If you provide us with more details as in which city do you live in, sizes of your room, which floor they are on, is there any floor above it, are the walls exposed to sun, usage in hours per day and months per year, and approximate budget, then we can recommend you something. Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  170. Ca Dinesh Chandak says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I have three flat in Noida of 1400 sqft each, having 3 bedroom and one dd AT 12 & 13 FLOOR. I want 6 spilt ac. 2 in each room each flat and one in drawing room. Pls suggest best brand with model. my consumption is 3 hours daily during april to july only. I have check following model
    Brand Model
    LG 3 star LSA5EG3M
    LG 3 star LSA5NP3F
    Carrier 3star Duraedge Plus K+
    Daikin 3 star FTC50PRV16
    Daikin 4 star FT50MV16.

    What is your view on OGENERAL/PANASONIC/VOLTAS.

    Pls suggest best brand with model.

    Thanks

  171. rahul says:

    I m rahul frm mumbai i m confuse between two brands (hitachi & daikin )
    Pls suggest me which brand is best

  172. ratan says:

    hi abhishek am lukin window ac for 12by12 size bed on 1st floor no direct sunlight pls. suggest me the right brand for delhi

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need a 1.5 ton AC for your room. You can go for Hitachi, Voltas, LG or Panasonic BEE 5 star rated window AC.

  173. Vasim Musa says:

    hello Abhishek…. i live in ahmedabad …i want an ac for my 16*14 room nd nd their is no direct sunlight in room and i ve found an onida S183FLT-L nd the other one is S183FLT-LA models but i am confused still on their prices and couldnt make out the difference…my ques are 1) is it good go with one of those model n if yes then wich one, 2) what is to do with copper and aluminium kind ?? 3) or i should go for another models or brand..?? kindly help me…

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Vasim,

      As per my calculations you need a 2 ton AC for your room. 1.5 ton may be undersized. Copper ones are in general easy to maintain and fix, whereas aluminum ones need to be replaced in case of defect. Are you looking for premium brands or economy brands?

      • Vasim Musa says:

        30 to 40k…..i can afford in between

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          You can look at these 2 ton AC models:

          Onida S243FLT-N or S243FLT-LA
          Voltas Classic (2.0T 243 CYA)
          Voltas Classic (2.0T 243 CYI)
          Bluestar 3HW24FA
          Or any LG BEE 3 star 2 ton AC.

  174. Lokesh Bhargava says:

    Can you suggest 3 star or above 1.5 tonn window AC with copper condenser coil and with in range of 25k – 28 k
    Further, what is your opinion about Fedders Lloyd brand AC

  175. Balwinder Singh says:

    Further to my previous msg , my usage will be 8 hrs in the night, from march to june and in the day around 4 hrs.

  176. Balwinder Singh says:

    Hi, i reside in mumbai, want to purchase 2 inverter acs, my room sizes are approximatly 150 sq feet each.one room is east facing and other one ia west facing,so both have sunlight on one side half the day, no direct sunlight from top, I have zeroed in on midea electra plus 1,5 tons as it is an full copper ac or samsung 18vñbwk 1.5 tons . hesitant on the samsung as it is not a full copper ac, also my main concern is the electricity bill, would request please suggest which one is better, or please suggest any other inverter acs of different brands in the same price range.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Singh,

      A 150 sq ft room in Mumbai needs 1.1 tons cooling if it is east facing and 1.3 tons if it is west facing. The afternoon sun heats up the wall more than morning sun. If you go inverter tech, you need 1 to 1.1 ton inverter AC for both the rooms. If you need all copper, then you should go for Carrier Superia Plus 1 ton Inverter Tech AC. Or you can go for any of the following:

      Hitachi Ace, iClean or Kampa Inverter 1 ton,
      Daikin FTKM35PRV16 or FTKM35PRV16 1 ton inverter,
      Sahrp AH-XP13LV, AH-XP13PHT, AH-XP13PMT, AH-X13PET 1.1 ton inverter,
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK, AR12HV5DAWK 1 ton inverter,
      Panasonic CS-S12PKYP Econavi 1 ton inverter.

  177. Neeraj says:

    Hi Abhi, thanks for the suggestion. I can have only window ac as I live on rent in Gurgaon. do you have some option for windoe AC. please advice.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You can look at Voltas 1.5 183 DY, Voltas 1.5T 185 LY, Voltas 1.5T 185 MY (window), Whirlpool Magicool Elite IV.

  178. Jay says:

    Hello….In 3 star split category, models are included with EER up to 2.92 but as per star rating levels by BEE for 2014-15 for 3 star models EER should be 3.10 to 3.29 for splits. Kindly help to solve this doubt.
    Thanks

  179. Abhinay says:

    Hi Abhishek, I need Inverter Split AC for my drawing room (First Floor DDA Flat) which is 20x10X10 east facing open with kitchen and central space of the flat, my budget is 30-35k, daily usage will be 4 hours for 6 months, pls suggest best option

    thanks

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Abhinay,

      You need no less than 2 ton AC for your 200 sq ft room. And in fact if kitchen is open, you need to add that area to the calculation as well and the tonnage requirement would increase. In your budget the best you can get is BEE 2 star rated 2 ton window AC (equivalent to BEE 1 star rated split AC). You can look at Panasonic CW-UC2414YA, Bluestar 2W24LA, Hitachi RAV322HSD or RAV222HUD.

  180. Girish says:

    Hi Abhishek, Please suggest me split AC for requirement as below. Location : Jalgaon Maharashtra, Summer Temperatue generally 42 plus. AC usage 8 hours per day for 3 – 4 months in a year. Room is at south west corner south wall exposed to sunlight and room size is 14X11X10 feet. The roof do not exposed to direct sunlight. The power tariff is Rs 6 – 7 per unit.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need a 1.5 ton AC for your room. Your usage is not very high so even BEE 3 star rated AC would do. Here are some models that you can look at:

      BEE 5 star rated:
      Hitachi RAU518HUD
      Godrej GSC 18 FG 6 WNG or GSC 18 FG 6 ONG or GSC 18 FG 6 BNG
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control PLT V or 3D Cool Elite IV
      or any LG BEE 5 star rated model

      BEE 3 star rated:
      Hitachi RAU318HUD
      Daikin FTC50PRV16
      Bluestar 3HW18HAF
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Deluxe III or 3D Cool Dlx Plus III

  181. Neeraj says:

    Hi,

    I am Neeraj & based in Gurgaon. I would like to have a window AC for a room size 10X11X11FT(WXLXH). My home is at 2nd Floor. 2 side walls are exposed to Sun including the wall where I will place it. There is no floor above this room. I will use it approximate 8 hrs a day. On weekends uses will be double. Approximate budget is INR 25K-30K max. Electricity cost is around INR 7/unit. Kindly suggest best suitable AC for my requirement.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Neeraj,

      You need 1.5 ton AC for your room. Your usage of AC is about 72 hrs a week or about 300 hrs in a month. We typically 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. And your electricity price is Rs 7, so the numbers will come down to less than 900 hrs, BEE 3 star, 900-1400 hrs BEE 5 star and above that inverter tech. Now window ACs have efficiency levels that are one level lower than Split ACs. So a BEE 5 star window AC is equivalent to BEE 4 star split AC.

      I would suggest that you consider split ACs. In your budget, it will be difficult to get BEE 5 star window AC of 1.5 ton. You will have to go for BEE 3 star window AC (equivalent to BEE 2 star split AC). Which will certainly result in higher electricity bills. Let me know what would you like to buy and I can suggest models accordingly.

  182. punit says:

    hello abhishek,im a noob when it comes to ac,so when u write power consumption which is more than 1000 watts,is it per hour,or per day etc.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Punit,

      Watts is like speed and units on electricity bill (or kWH) is like distance traveled. So 1000 watts if used for 1 hour will consume 1000 Wh or 1 kWH or 1 unit of electricity.

  183. Deepankar says:

    Hi, Myself Dipankar, I want to buy 1 to 1.5 Ton inverter split AC. I selected Brand named Carrier, sharp, Voltas, LG & Blue Star. Please suggest me which brand I will purchase.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      If you want to buy 1.5 ton inverter AC, you should look at: Daikin FTKM50PRV16, Samsung AR18HV5DAWK, Sharp (AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV), LG BS-Q186C8R6, Panasonic CS-S18PKYP Econavi, OGeneral ASGA18JCC

  184. Pramod says:

    Hi Abhi.. Thanks for the great blog mate. Really appreciate all the comments. I need your help to size up 2 split air cons for my parents living in Delhi. Area is 12X11X9 SqFt, ground floor, west side not much sunlight. Usage will be 4 hours day and 4 hours (total 8) night during summer approx 4 months. I am looking for energy saving, reliability and cost to make the procurement. As per my calculations, I need a 1 Ton split AC. As per your EER ratings ONIDA S125FLT-LA fits in well. But on Onida website this is advertised as 0.8 T. Seems interesting as its cooling capacity is 3950 W (way above even 1 T). Don’t know if I should believe in the cooling capacity now for this Onida Model. As per price I am using compareindia.in.com which shows this model to be around Rs 27000. I do not want to go for invertor type as its initial costs are high (nothing below 35K). My other option is to go for Voltas Classic (1.0T 125 CY). Its priced around 27K with EER of 3.51. The Godrej models in your blog show as high EER but please note that they have less cooling capacity as well. The Voltas has cooling capacity of 3600W compared to 3375 of Godrej, hence I want to go for Voltas.as well its priced around 34K (maybe because of the new refregrant). I was wondering if you can help me make a choice please

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Pramod,

      As per my calculation your peak cooling need is about 3800 Watts or 1.1 ton cooling capacity (or 1 ton inverter tech). There are inverter tech ACs sub 30K but all of them are 0.75 or 0.8 ton inverter ACs. Most premium brand BEE 5 star rated 1 ton ACs are between 30-35K. Voltas Classic (1.0T 125 CY) looks like the best option for sure. Or else you will get economy brands like Onida (models: S125FLT-LA, S125CUR, S125TRC). Also I am not sure why Onida mentions it as 0.8 ton as 3900 Watts is more than 1.1 ton. But I think you should go for the Voltas model.

      • pramod says:

        Good day Abhi. Thanks for great work. After going through your post I was inclined to buy inverter type AC but a number of delears suggest to go for non inverter with high EER/COP rating instead. They argue that after 5 years if the circut fails I would be spending much more for repair instead of saving on electricity. I tried to research if the inverter circuit has any documented mean time to failure but could not find any. Do you have any experience on this issue?

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hello Mr Pramod,

          Firstly it does not make sense to go for Inverter AC with low EER/COP as if the EER is low, it will not save much as compared to a good non inverter AC with high EER/COP. It only makes sense to go for Inverter AC with high EER/COP. Secondly Inverter ACs have not been there in market for over 5 years to make a statement that their circuit fails in 5 years. All I can say is Japanese market is almost 100% inverter tech and Europe is 50%. And the technology is working well in these 2 places. However as it has electronic components, it does make it vulnerable if you have bad power quality. Just like your TV can fail if you have bad power quality/voltage fluctuations, this can also fail in such situations. And currently the components are expensive as the technology is new in India (not new to the world though). But if you make sure that you use voltage stabilizer (if there is voltage fluctuations in your area), then it should work well.

          • Pramod says:

            Good Dy Mate, the good news first is that I ordered the Sharp AH-X13PET (1.1T) at Saini traders Pitamapura Delhi for 3.2K including installation. After your feedback I have got the confidence to go forwards and hence the big step as I had the choice of either voltas Voltas-Classic (1.0T 125 CY) for 2.8 K + installation. The rated COP of sharp is 3.63 and I had the best offer I think. A few things I learned, sharp stats COP as 4.02* and it seems to be something to do with Singaporean standards. As per Indian standard its 3.63 as such the COP will vary for low to high based on what output and input the AC is going through the cycle. Again many thanks for your advice and keep up the good work. Cheers

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            I think you got a really good deal. 32K with installation is the best I have heard till now.

      • Pramod says:

        Hi Abhi.
        I wanted to ask another question on the table you have for EER In the split AC section for AC till 1T capacity, I see Godrej with capacity cooling 3375 and EER 3.70. compared to Mitsubishi 1 Ton MS G 13VA with EER 3.6 has a cooling capacity 3600. Dos this mean Mitsubishi is better because of higher cooling capacity as it will cool quicker? I feel not just the EER but one need sot look at the Cooling capacity. Please clarify.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Well that is right, more the cooling capacity faster the cooling or in fact more the cooling. Just like a 1.5 ton AC would cool a room much faster than a 1 ton AC because 1.5 ton AC has more cooling capacity. However higher cooling capacity also means more power consumption. EER is just output divided by input. Which means how effectively an AC uses input power in generating output.

          Now ideally 1 ton cooling is equivalent to 3500 Watts cooling capacity. But manufacturers put 1 ton as rating for ACs even for AC with cooling capacity a little less or more than 3500. Also cooling requirement of a room is not the same all the time (that is why inverter ACs adjust their cooling capacity as per requirement and thus optimizing power consumption).

          So yes if you want faster cooling, you should go for higher cooling capacity, but that may not always be energy efficient. But frankly finding ideal size is extremely difficult and that is why manufacturers mark the ACs with less than or more than 3500 Watts cooling capacity as 1 ton. You just have to strike the right balance as to what is more important for you: 1) Faster cooling 2) Energy Consumption.

  185. Kunal Goswami says:

    HI, Avishek,

    I want to buy a split AC for my 14*10 room. Its has a large wardrobe , a 7*6 bed and a computer table. Direct sunlight comes in the morning. and as I live in own house(no flat), so right above my room is terrace , which generally gets heated in the afternoon.I live in kolkata. Please suggest a good split AC My requirements as below -
    1) My usages will be ,mostly in summer APR to SEP (At night daily)and day time on weekends.
    2) Less Maintenance.
    3) Energy efficient/ less electricity bill.

    please suggest whether I should go with Hitachi RAU518IUD or any other models you like to suggest

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Kunal,

      You need a 1.5 ton AC for your room. Assuming you have a usage of 8 hours at night and 3-4 hours during day time on weekends, your weekly usage is about 60-64 hours. Or monthly 280 hrs. So in 6 months, the usage would be about 1500-1600 hrs. Which makes it a good case to go for inverter AC as your tariff will mostly be above Rs 5 a unit in Kolkata. You can look at:

      Daikin FTKM50PRV16
      Samsung AR18HV5DAWK
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV
      LG BS-Q186C8R6
      Panasonic CS-S18PKYP Econavi
      OGeneral ASGA18JCC

  186. Rohit Bansal says:

    Dear Abhishek, i want to but 1.5 window ac. My choices are below mentioned. So please clear which one is best by both performance and quality wise and which one contains copper coils.

    Whirlpool Magicool Classic II (1.5 T) 2 Star
    Panasonic 1.5 Ton UC1814YA 2 Star
    O General AXGT18AATH – 1.5 Ton 2 Star
    Hitachi 1.5 Ton Kaze Plus RAW218KUD 2 Star

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello,

      Firstly I must say that we do not recommend people to go for anything less than BEE 3 star split AC unless the usage of AC is very less (less than 400 hrs per year). And BEE 2 star window ACs are equivalent to BEE 1 star split ACs. If your use is slightly higher, you will get a lot of electricity bill. There are several factors that one need to consider while buying AC:

      1) Tonnage of AC: Depends on several factors, but primarily on size of room, city where you live in, window sizes, people in the room. Oversized AC consumes more electricity, and undersized does not cool properly.

      2) Star Rating: Choice of BEE 5 star/inverter tech or a lower rating depends on your usage of AC. If your usage is more than 1000 hrs per year (with traiff more than Rs 5), it is better to go for higher efficiency models. Benefit of inverter tech is that it is a variable tonnage AC and as the tonnage requirement is different every month and every day, this AC auto adjusts to the needs and thus saves electricity.

      3) Brand: Some brands offer better reliability/technology and some have better service network. One has to factor in both. Once you have decided on star rating, the most efficient models from good brands can be selected.

      If you provide us with more details as in which city do you live in, sizes of your room, which floor they are on, is there any floor above it, are the walls exposed to sun, usage in hours per day and months per year, and approximate budget, then we can recommend you something. Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  187. Lokesh Bhargava says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    What is your opinion about Voltas hot & cold window AC. Does it work in winter too ?
    Does copper wiring AC are more efficient ? If yes, what are the brands using it in India ?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Lokesh,

      Hot and Cold AC work even in winters. In case your room needs a room heater in winters, then hot and cold AC can be really good (because heating using the AC will be more efficient than using room heater). But most hot and cold window ACs (of all brands) have lesser energy efficiency for cooling and thus it will work well (economically) on when there is a good amount of usage in winters.

      It is not copper wiring that is important, copper in condenser coil is more important. And there are benefits of copper condenser coil, and the most important one is that it is easier to repair, as aluminium one if fails need to be replaced. But it is expensive. Carrier is one brand which does use 100% copper in most of its ACs. In most other brands one needs to find out individual models that have copper.

  188. Vishal says:

    Hi Abhishek, just one thing I forgot to add is that, my flat is on 3rd floor, so not the top floor of building and has two sides window.

  189. Vishal says:

    Hi Abhishek

    I live in Pune (PCMC) Maharashtra and want to install a split AC for bedroom of size 13 x 10.5 ft. My budget is around 30K and looking for energy efficient AC unit (3 star at least if not 5 star). Can you please suggest whether 1 ton will be sufficient and at least 3 models from which I should select (based on availability over here) which are energy efficient as well as good technical build quality. Of course I know you’d recommend brands for which there is good service in Pune area.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Vishal,

      If your room is on lower floor and the walls/ceiling do not get direct sunlight (especially if the wall is not west facing and room is not at top floor), then 1 ton fixed speed or 0.8 ton inverter AC would work. Else if there is direct sunlight on walls/ceiling, then you need about 1.2 ton AC.

      Now if you need 1 ton fixed speed or 0.8 ton inverter then you can look at these models that will fit in your budget:

      Sharp AH-XP10LV (0.8 ton inverter AC) — will be most energy efficient option and Sharp manufactures from Pune so will certainly have good presence in pune.
      LG LSA3NP5F (1 ton fixed speed BEE 5 star AC)
      Samsung AR12FC5UAEBNNA

      Most premium brands have BEE 3 star rated AC in sub 30K range. However choice between 5 star and 3 star will depend on your usage of AC. In pune, if your usage of AC is more than 800 hrs per year, it is better to go for BEE 5 star rated AC or above. 1.2 ton BEE 5 star rated split AC will be pricier than 30K (in case you need 1.2 ton).

      • Vishal says:

        Thanks Abhishek. I got to hear some of the dissatisfied consumers with LG and Samsung brands due to their poor customer support, so I was looking for Voltas or any other brand for which there is good customer support in Pune and which also meets above requirements. I’ve decided to go for 1 ton split AC as you suggested. Can you please give some more options in brands such as Voltas or any other brand of your recommendation. I’m okay with either 3 star or 5 star as long as it fits my budget.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Vishal, In that case you should look at: Voltas Magna (1.0T 125 MY) or Voltas Executive (1.0T 125 EY(S) or Voltas Executive (1.0T 125 EY(R) or Voltas Classic (1.0T 125 CY).

  190. k.v.k chaitanya says:

    i want to buy whirlpool 3d cool ac is worth buying whirlpool ac or can i go to any new brand please suggest any brand for rs 35000 1.5 ton ac

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Whirlpool is a good brand and having used it personally I can certainly vouch for it. But which one are you buying? BEE 3 star or 5 star? How much is your usage of AC in hrs/day and months/year? Your usage will determine if BEE 5 star model is good or BEE 3 star.

  191. Abdul Malik says:

    Hi Abhisheik,

    I need to purchase the 2 ton Split AC. Can you please suggest me which one should I buy. My bedroom is on the second floor of my house, some thing like a penthouse. The room size is approximately 550 Sq. Ft.

    Look forward to hearing from you Sir,

    Best regards,

    Abdul Malik

  192. Sar says:

    Hi ,
    I want to buy a split ac.for my hall sized 16*10*10 of my flat on the top floor in 8 floor Building in Mumbai.
    My requirements are as below :
    1) My usages will be ,mostly in summer , during october heat & daily night
    2) Less Maintenance.& energy efficient.
    3) with best copper condenser coil

    please suggest whether I should go for Hitachi, OGeneral ,Mitsubishi or Voltas

    Thanks.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,

      You need a 1.5 ton AC for your room. In Mumbai we typically recommend going for BEE 5 star rated AC if AC usage is more than 600 hrs per year. If usage is more than 1000 hrs per year, it is better to go for Inverter tech. If you are looking for 100% copper, then Carrier ACs are the best bet. Let me know how much is your usage in hrs/day and months/year and I would be able to suggest you some models.

  193. Ankur says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    I want to buy a split ac. My room is 12*10*10 on the fourth floor(13 Floor Building) in Mumbai. There is only one door and a window. No direct sunlight exposure.
    My requirements are below :
    1. My usages will be ,mostly in summer APR to SEP (At night daily)
    2. Less Maintenance.
    3. Energy efficient/ less electricity bill.
    4. considering best condenser coil (copper).
    please suggest whether I should go with Hitachi, Sharp or Carrier? Any specific model within these would you recommend?
    Thanks.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You should go for 0.75 ton inverter AC model. Here are some choices:

      Daikin FTKM25PRV16
      Sharp FTKM25PRV16
      Mitsubishi MSY-GE10VA
      OGeneral ASGA09JGCA

  194. Lakshay Verma (@LakshVerma) says:

    I live in New Delhi and need to buy three air conditioners in all.
    Room 1: Area 110 Sq Feet (No direct sunlight)
    Room 2: Area 140-150 Sq Feet (Window East side)
    And now the difficult part:
    Room 3: Area 110 Sq Feet and Room 4: Area 140-150 Sq Feet
    Room 3 and Room 4 are adjacent to each other. I wish to install an AC in Room 3 that can also serve Room 4 when I keep the door open. Room 3 has a good exposure to sunlight and Room 4 has no source of sunlight as such.
    Which type of ACs would you recommend with what Tonnage?
    Also which particular models would you recommend?
    AC in room 3 would either be a Window AC or an inverter Split, rest all would be Splits or Inverter Splits.
    My budget per AC is around Rs. 45,000 for each room.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need:

      For Room 1: 1 ton (or 0.8 ton inverter AC)
      For Room 2: 1.5 ton (better to go for 1.5 ton inverter AC only).
      For Room 3+4: 2.5 ton (can go for 2.2 ton inverter AC).

      The choice of BEE 5 star and inverter will depend on your usage. In Delhi the tariff is almost Rs 9+, so if your usage is more than 900 hrs per year, it is better to go for inverter tech AC.

      For 0.8 ton inverter AC you can look at:
      Sharp AH-XP10LV
      Daikin FTKM25PRV16
      Mitsubishi MSY-GE10VA
      OGeneral ASGA09JGCA

      For 1.5 ton inverter AC you can look at:
      It’s kind of tough to get 1.5 ton inverter AC in your budget. However if you extend a bit, you can get Daikin FTKM50PRV16 or FTKP50PRV16 and Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV

      For 2.2 ton inverter AC: you can only get that size in Daikin: FTKM71PRV16

  195. Kamal says:

    Hi .I am kamal. I reside at Madurai ,Tamilnadu. I am planning to buy a 1.5 ton sharp inverter ac.It comes with a lot of technologies when compared to other acs and also cheaper. Is it safe to buy a sharp product ? Our city has about 2 service centers.So I think there will no problem with service.My budget is 50k. Can I go for it ??

    With regards,
    Kamal

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Kamal,

      It surely is safe to buy Sharp products. Have got some good reviews for it. If they have service center in your city, it should be fine.

  196. Lakshay Verma says:

    I live in New Delhi and need to buy three air conditioners in all.
    Room 1: Area 110 Sq Feet (No direct sunlight)
    Room 2: Area 140-150 Sq Feet (Window East side)
    And now the difficult part:
    Room 3: Area 110 Sq Feet and Room 4: Area 140-150 Sq Feet
    Room 3 and Room 4 are adjacent to each other. I wish to install an AC in Room 3 that can also serve Room 4 when I keep the door open. Room 3 has a good exposure to sunlight and Room 4 has no source of sunlight as such.
    Which type of ACs would you recommend with what Tonnage?
    Also which particular models would you recommend?
    AC in room 3 would either be a Window AC or an inverter Split, rest all would be Splits or Inverter Splits.
    My budget per AC is around Rs. 45,000.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need:

      For Room 1: 1 ton (or 0.8 ton inverter AC)
      For Room 2: 1.5 ton (better to go for 1.5 ton inverter AC only).
      For Room 3+4: 2.5 ton (can go for 2.2 ton inverter AC).

      The choice of BEE 5 star and inverter will depend on your usage. In Delhi the tariff is almost Rs 9+, so if your usage is more than 900 hrs per year, it is better to go for inverter tech AC.

      For 0.8 ton inverter AC you can look at:
      Sharp AH-XP10LV
      Daikin FTKM25PRV16
      Mitsubishi MSY-GE10VA
      OGeneral ASGA09JGCA

      For 1.5 ton inverter AC you can look at:
      It’s kind of tough to get 1.5 ton inverter AC in your budget. However if you extend a bit, you can get Daikin FTKM50PRV16 or FTKP50PRV16 and Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV

      For 2.2 ton inverter AC: you can only get that size in Daikin: FTKM71PRV16

  197. harshith says:

    my room size is 14*10 i wanto know which ac is best suitable
    im living at tirupathi
    i want to know best efficient and less maintaince ac

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello,

      There are several factors that one need to consider while buying AC:

      1) Tonnage of AC: Depends on several factors, but primarily on size of room, city where you live in, window sizes, people in the room. Oversized AC consumes more electricity, and undersized does not cool properly.

      2) Star Rating: Choice of BEE 5 star/inverter tech or a lower rating depends on your usage of AC. If your usage is more than 1000 hrs per year (with traiff more than Rs 5), it is better to go for higher efficiency models. Benefit of inverter tech is that it is a variable tonnage AC and as the tonnage requirement is different every month and every day, this AC auto adjusts to the needs and thus saves electricity.

      3) Brand: Some brands offer better reliability/technology and some have better service network. One has to factor in both. Once you have decided on star rating, the most efficient models from good brands can be selected.

      If you provide us with more details as in which city do you live in, sizes of your room, which floor they are on, is there any floor above it, are the walls exposed to sun, usage in hours per day and months per year, and approximate budget, then we can recommend you something.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  198. Rohit says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am from Mumbai. I am looking for an inverter technology ac for my bed room size 12X12 which is on 6th floor (no direct sunlight on roof but on front wall as it is west facing).

    I have following queries:

    1. AC Size I need for my room size ? I am considering 1 Ton Capacity.
    2. Which should I go for Inverter Technology or Non-Inverter. I would like to tell that I would prefer energy saving equipment. Does Inverter technology really sucessful to pay more for it. Budget is not a big constraint in my case (Can spend upto 35-38K)
    3.Which brand and model is best in inverter and non-inverter technology ?
    4. What about Daikin FTKE35GV1 ?

    Thanks in Advance

    Rohit

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Rohit,

      1 ton inverter AC is fine for you. If energy saving is your priority then inverter technology should be your priority. But even in inverter tech, you should look for good EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio). Hitachi, Daikin and Sharp have some of the highest energy efficiency models. Sharp is a new brand but have got some good reviews about their products but some not so good reviews about their service. Same with Hitachi. But service depends from place to place and people have different experiences. Below are some good models with highest EERs:

      Daikin FTKM35PRV16
      Daikin FTKP35PRV16
      Hitachi Ace, iClean or Kampa Inverter 1 ton
      Sharp AH-XP13LV, AH-XP13PHT, AH-XP13PMT, AH-X13PET (you may get these in your budget)
      Panasonic CS-S12PKYP Econavi (Econoavi + good EER makes it a good model)
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK, AR12HV5DAWK

      Daikin FTKE35GV1 will be as good as a BEE 5 star rated fixed speed AC.

  199. Kamal says:

    Hi Abhishek.I reside at Madurai,tamilnadu. I am planning to buy a sharp 1.5 ton inverter ac. My budget is 50 k. Which model should i go for ?? Is it safe to buy a sharp product ? I heard that sharp is more energy efficient than other acs. In our city we have 2 service centers.So i feel that the service will not be a problem.Plz suggest me ur opinion

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Kamal,

      All 4 models of Sharp 1.5 ton AC: AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV show same energy efficiency levels. Daikin also has really good efficiency level and decent prices. You can look at Daikin FTKM50PRV16 which is one of the most energy efficient models as well. As for sharp, people have mostly complained about their service, but if you have service centers in your city, then that should be covered.

  200. amit says:

    sir, I live in Gurgaon, Second Floor (in direct sunlight) Room size of 16 * 16. One side roof and wall is under direct contact of sunlight till evening. In room i have only bed nothing else. What kind of AC i should buy ? So, that it can be cost efficient and energy saving (low electricity Bill). Spend up to 35000 rps

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      To cool the whole room you need about 3 tons of cooling. If you go for smaller ACs (say 1.5 ton), it will just give local cooling (close to the AC).

    • Anya says:

      Our room is similar in size and sunlight – we got a 1.5 ton ac, LG. It cools the room rapidly and we set it at 26C and my mum uses a blanket! LG LSA5SP5M Rs 42,500 incl installation

  201. Satish says:

    hello sir

    i want to buy ac for our drawing room size 13*13
    which is best under 35k range

    suggest me best brand

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      which city is this for? does any of the walls/ceiling get direct sunlight? how much is use of AC in hrs/day and months/year?

  202. jasmeet says:

    Sir ogeneral ya hitachi me se kon sa ac acha h window 1.5 ton me se…pls bata dijie

  203. Debasish Roy says:

    I want to purchase O General model : ASGA 18JCC 1.5 ton Inverter Split AC. Is this is a sound decision? Please advise. Thank you.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Depends on the size of your room, location of the room (if walls/ceiling get sunlight) and other things such as number of people, appliances in the room.

  204. Rachel says:

    I have a Toshiba 2 units of Toshiba RAS-18N3KCV 2.5hp installed in a 40 square meter room. I turn them in full blast 17 degrees and they can only cool the room up to 29 degrees after 1 hour. The installers/contractor returns and does some fixing here and there but do not put some freon. They said that the unit is new and and must be fully loaded. Problem is I am not satisfied with 29 degrees room temperature output. Both a/c units perform just the same. Is the problem with the installation? Lack of freon? Or, is this model just a bad choice? It’s frustrating.

    • DILIP says:

      Dear Mr. Rachel, The problem with most of the Ac’s are that the people dont have proper knowledge. The 2 Ton AC available in the market is suppose to give you 2 tons at 35 deg. C with inside 25 deg. C. If the outside temp increases to 45 the machine will work at 67 % capacity. If you are having a bunglow and the room mentioned is direct exposed to sun and that too on the west side. The load will get changed. I am taking 1.8 Ton for 170 sq. ft room and your room is 40 sq. meter means 400 sqft.+ the human load+ the equipments in the room that too will generate heat all this needs to be taken into consideration before buying an air conditioner. The problem is the dealers dont have that knowledge and they simply work on the thumb rule of 100 sq. ft ton which doesnt fit for all conditions.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Rachel,

      Which city are you located in? Do you get sunlight on room walls/ceiling? Also are you sure that they are 2.5 hp? because 2.5 hp cooling is equivalent to just 0.5 tons whereas when I search this model online, it says 1.5 ton. Yours is a 430 sq ft room and depending on your location, the ACs may be undersized and thus may not cool properly (solution for which would be putting extra AC of required capacity). Also is it an office where many people sit and computers are used?

  205. Chandanava Roy says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    I want to purchase an AC for my bed(13*11*9.5) on the1st floor of the house having windows of 3′*4′ & 6′*4′ in size on southeast & southwest respectively. I am from south Kolkata where some salinity exists( in the air & water) to some extent due to proximity of bay of Bengal, although it is far off.I can afford upto 60 K. Pls suggest some of the best ACs ( inc.Inverter Tech ) with least elec. consumption which could be used for 2/3 hrs during day & 6/7 hrs in night for 5/6 months in a year.
    Regards,
    Chandan

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,

      When you said 1st floor of the house, I guess you do get direct sunlight on the ceiling. In that case you need no less than 1.2 ton inverter AC. So here are some options:

      Sharp AH-X15RET (1.25 ton inverter AC) but does not claim to be corrosion resistant
      Mitsubishi MSY-GE15VA (1.3 ton inverter AC) again does not claim to be corrosion resistant

      1.5 ton models:
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 – it does claim to have anti corrosion treatment. Quite high on efficiency. Good brand. Uses R32 gas. Can fit in your budget.
      Hitachi Ace Inverter – again does not claim to have anti corrosion treatment. Also heard not so good reviews about their service in Kolkata
      Samsung AR18HV5DAWK – again does not claim to have anti corrosion treatment.

      I think the Daikin option will be good for you. As it will fit in your budget as well.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  206. Yatin Upadhyay says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I have recently purchased Bluestar HNHW12CBF inverter ac due to unavailability of the said model my local bluestar dealer has provided me an alternative 1.0 Tn 5 Star ac for 2 week. I have observed that it is taking more time to cool the room then non-inverter ac. What could be the reason behind it?

    Please guide me in this regards is there is any installation problem or any issue with ac or any other reason.

    Regards,
    Yatin Upadhyay
    Rajkot

  207. Minal Gupta says:

    Hi, I need a window for my workarea which is like a mini kitchen. The room size is 12*10*10 and at any point of time there will be 6-7 people in the room. The ac will be used during peak hours of the afternoon but there is no direct sunlight. Also since I have a small business it would be great if you could help me by telling me the best buy for me and the capacity of the ac that I need to buy. I was thinking about 1.5 ton but they are quiet expensive. :-( Please help

  208. rajinder090aj says:

    Hello, I live in Chandigarh. I would like to buy one AC my room is 14*x10* ground floor.
    My requirements will be. Less usages will be mostly in summer APR to SEP (At night daily), Less Maintenance, main thing Energy efficient/ less electricity bill, plz suggest and give me best option in Windows AC only!

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need a 1.2 ton AC if your room does not get direct sunlight on walls/ceiling. Else you need 1.5 ton AC. You can look at:

      If you need 1.2 ton you can look at:
      Whirlpool Magicool Platinum V 1.2 ton window AC
      Hitachi RAV513HUD or RAT513HTD

      If you need 1.5 ton, you can look at:
      Hitachi RAV518HUD, RAT518HUD
      or LG LWA5CP5F1
      Or any of the Voltas BEE 5 star rated window AC.

  209. Manik says:

    Hello Abhishek,

    I need an AC for my bedroom ( 14*11*10) ground floor, Chandigarh and only the roof is exposed to direct sunlight. My yearly usage would be around 1200-1400 hours.

    I have shortlisted Mitsubishi, Daikin and Hitachi as they being premium brands and the availability of after sales service in my area. I have a few queries. Hope you will have an answer to them.

    1. Mitsubishi has 2 different range of AC’s – MItsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Electric. Which one’s better in terms of quality and after sale service in India. I could not find any MHI Indian website listing their products and service network.

    2. I am confused between going for a 5 star AC or an inverter one. Budget is not much of an issue but given my usage it should be a value for money product for me in the long run.

    3. I have selected Hitachi ACE Cutout(45000), ACE inverter(54000), Daikin FTKP50PRV16(49000), and one from Mitsubishi Heavy industries 5 star rated, non-inverter costing around 55000.

    Here Daikin is the only inverter AC that comes with R32 refrigerant, all inverter AC’s of other brands come with R410a gas. So I am a bit reluctant to go for Daikin as someone told me R32 is a very costly gas.

    Please suggest me which one of these will be the best buy or any other brand and model that you think would be even better.

    Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Manik,

      As per my calculation, you may need about 1.7 tons of cooling on peak summer day time. If your usage is mostly at night, then 1.5 ton may do. If you go for fixed speed ACs then you will have to go for 1.7 or 2 ton models. There are some 1.7 ton models by Hitachi. But if you go inverter tech, 1.5 ton inverter AC would work (as most of them can extend up to 1.7 ton).

      The tariffs in Chandigarh are low, so even with usage of 1400 hrs, inverter tech may not give payback quickly if the price difference between Inverter and 5 star is more than 8K-10K. Here are few BEE 5 star rated models in 1.7 ton:

      Hitachi RAU520HUD (price about 54K)
      Hitachi RAU520IUD (price about 49K)
      Hitachi RAU520ITD (price about 48K)

      You can also look at Mitsubishi MS-GK24VA.

      From all perspective Hitachi RAU520IUD or Hitachi RAU520ITD sound good for you.

  210. Vishal says:

    i need a 5star 1.5ton ac with maximum warranty coverage. but price should be reasonable.which company and model will suit for me?

    thanks
    vishal

  211. Sankar says:

    Hi,

    I’m looking to buy split A/c for room Size:10′ x 11′& height 10′. (1 Ton would be sufficient, I guess)
    Budget: 25 – 35k.
    Usage Daily: 8Hrs.
    Location: Tirunelveli, Tamil nadu
    What brand would be good to buy and model no ?

    Thanks!

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Does any of your walls/ceiling get direct sunlight? How many months in a year will you use the AC?

      • Sankar says:

        Hi Abishek,

        None of the side wall is exposed to sunlight, but the roof of the room is exposed to sunlight.
        It will be used approximately 8 months a year.

        Thanks!

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hello Mr Sankar,

          1 ton AC would be good for you (as in your city average max may temperature is around 33 degrees and humidty is high). Your usage of AC is about 1900 hrs, so it is better that you go for inverter AC. For your room 0.75 ton inverter AC would be good enough. You can look at these models:

          Daikin FTKM25PRV16
          Sharp FTKM25PRV16
          Mitsubishi MSY-GE10VA
          OGeneral ASGA09JGCA

  212. Indranath says:

    I live in a G+4 building in Kolkata. I want my two rooms at second floor to be air conditioned. One room (Size:9.43′x12.06′& height 9.17′) having three windows,one window (4′x4′) is facing east with an adjacent open terrace where sun rays exist upto noon,another two windows (each of size 4′x4′)in the southern side.Second room (Size:10.09′x11.81′& height 9.17′) is in the northern side with two windows, one(4′x4′), other one(4′x1.5′) both facing north.Pl.advise me regarding the tonnage of AC required for each room along with best brand/manufacturer of Inverter Split AC(only cooling).My budget is approx around 65K.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello,

      You need 1 ton fixed AC or 0.75 ton inverter AC for both the rooms. If you are interested in Inverter AC then you can look at these models:

      Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GE10VA EER 3.91
      Daikin FTKM25PRV16 EER 3.85
      Sharp AH-XP10LV EER 3.81
      OGeneral ASGA09JGCA EER 3.57
      Daikin FTKP25PRV16 EER 3.46

      • Indranath says:

        Dear Abhishek,

        My heartfelt thanks to you for your sincere & prompt reply.But, I have already booked Panasonic CS/CU-YS12 PKY-P/1.0 Ton Split Inverter for one of my Room which is adjacent to the OpenTerrace.Kindly advise me regarding the performance/any other aspect of the said AC immediately.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          I think it should work well for you. You should just make sure that the pipe length does not exceed 13m.

          • Indranath says:

            After purchasing the Panasonic 1 Ton Inverter AC CU/CS-YS 12PKY-P with full payment,I was intimated by the shop at Kolkata and that too after seven days that there is no stock of the same AC & after repeated persuasion and as advised by you I asked for 0.75 ton Sharp AH-XP10LV EER 3.81.The shop intimated today availability & supply of Sharp AH-X13PET 1.1 Ton,EER 4.02. I have called Toll Free No. of Sharp at 18004254321/2 of Sharp and there are hardly any response.Kindly advise regarding the Model offered & Service of Sharp.

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            You can also try for the Daikin or OGeneral model that I mentioned:

            Daikin FTKM25PRV16 EER 3.85
            OGeneral ASGA09JGCA EER 3.57
            Daikin FTKP25PRV16 EER 3.46

            The Sharp models is quite good. But I have got mixed reactions about their service.

  213. Sanjib says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    I want to buy an ac. My room is 12*10*10 on the first floor(5 Floor Building) in Kolkata. There is only one door and a window. Direct sunlight expose on the west side only. Now tell me which company will I buy?
    My requirements are below :
    1. My usages will be ,mostly in summer APR to SEP (At night daily)
    2. Less Maintenance.
    3. Energy efficient/ less electricity bill.
    4. considering best condenser coil.
    plz suggest and give them ranking if more than one ac you suggest. Budget is not constraint.
    Thanks.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      If your usage is mainly at night then 1 ton AC would be sufficient, if you plan to use it during the day as well, then go for 1.2 ton. In either case, 1 ton inverter AC would be sufficient. Your usage is about 1300-1400 hrs per year and tariff would be Rs 6 a unit, so going for inverter AC would be good. You can check these models (in sequence of ranking):

      Hitachi ACE/iClean 1 ton inverter AC
      Hitachi Kampa 1 ton inverter AC
      Daikin FTKM35PRV16
      Sharp AH-XP13LV, AH-XP13PHT, AH-XP13PMT, AH-X13PET
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK, AR12HV5DAWK

  214. Rakesh says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    What will be the Max power consumption of 1.5 ton Split AC ? I have purchased a 1.5ton Hitachi 5 Star Split AC and am getting 16 units of power consumed for usage of 8 hours a day. Is it possible ? Area cooled is 225 sq.ft, top floor, Chennai.

    I suspect there is some problem with the unit as i read that 5 star split should consume about 1 unit per hour. Kindly advice.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Rakesh,

      As per my calculation your room need at least 2 tons of cooling (if it does not receive direct sunlight on walls/ceilings), else about 2.4 tons. 1.5 ton AC is undersized AC and thus compressor will always keep running and at peak capacity. Depending on the model you have purchased the peak power consumption of the AC would be about 1600 watts or so. So it is highly likely that the AC is consuming extra electricity because it is undersized. The electricity consumption of AC depends on multiple factors as listed in our article: http://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/things-that-impact-electricity-consumption-in-air-conditioners.html

  215. Mitesh says:

    Panasonic CS-YS9PKY (0.75 Ton) or Sharp AH-x13PEt (1.1 ton) which one is better for 12 x 10 x 10 bed room, No direct Sunlight, Location Anand-Gujarat. Usage only for summer (2 hrs per day and 8 hrs every night). And also need good service, less maintenance ,durable, reliability, energy efficient, (need Inverter Technology ),full copper condense. if other product then suggest me. Budget 28k to 35k

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Go for Sharp AH-x13PEt (1.1 ton). You need a 1 ton inverter AC for your room.

      • Mitesh says:

        Panasonic CS-YS9PKY gives ERR 11.53 is it true? & kindly Suggest me any other brands

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Divide 11.53 by 3.41 to get the value in W/W (which is used in BEE ratings). 11.53 is in BTU/Whr. You may get some Daikin models in 35K but if you do not get an efficient one (EER more than the Sharp AC), then it is better to buy Sharp model. Hitachi and Daikin have models more efficient than the Sharp one you mentioned. But you won’t get them in budget of 35K.

  216. Godwin Roy says:

    Hi brother,
    First of all your info on ac is very informative, Thanks :)
    I am planning to buy new AC with my first salary. I had been going through all the ac brands and i am totally confused. I reside at Chennai.

    My room size
    1. 144 sq/ft
    2. 2 windows of 12 sq/ft (one west size another south facing)
    3. 1 metal almerah and open shelf and loft.
    4. open roof, direct exposure to sun
    5. one restroom door and mail door.
    6. myself, mom n dad will occupy the room.

    Usage :
    1. From March to November, evening 8 to morning 6 ( approx 1800 – 2500 hrs)

    Specification:
    1. My budget 35k to 50k
    2. Ac should be power saving, though i invest high at time of purchase i should be able to get it back in terms of amount of energy saved.
    3. Less maintenance and durability, good warranty on compressor common things that we all opt for.

    Products i went through:

    1. In Ac shop, sales person said Hitachi and Blue star are good compared to Other companies
    2. Hitachi has got good features same as Blue star,

    Hitachi: Japanese technology, promising product
    1. http://www.hitachi-hli.com/productdetail/ACE-Cutout/ ( R22 or R410 Coolant)
    2. http://www.hitachi-hli.com/productdetail/ACE-Follow-Me/ (Feature wise good)

    Blue Star: Good features and protected pcb in odu,
    http://www.bluestarindia.com/products/room-acs/invertersplit-acs.asp

    Samsung : Poor service many customers reported, no idea on product
    Panasonic: Prmoises 66 % power save, but no idea on the product
    LG : Everyone says not to buy lg products and online also reviews are not good.
    Sharp : No idea about it :(
    Onida : Poor service as per the comments i read online and no idea on product

    Doubts that i have :
    1. Inverter Ac or 5 Star or 3 Star
    2. Does the bacteria filter, virus filter will be a real thing or promotional features?
    3. Stainless steel filter better than plastic, ryt?
    4. R22 Coolant harms nature so its better to opt for R410A.
    5. Regarding the Compressor i am not sure to rate it.
    6. Remote should have glow button for night time.
    7. I feel blue star Ac and its features are good than others, may be i am wrong.

    Brother please do advice me to invest on good product, since its from my first Salary :)

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1.5 ton inverter AC for your room. Your usage is very high so would recommend inverter AC only. You can look at these models:

      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 (most energy efficient model) may fit in your budget as well.
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV — very good models, may fit in your budget as well. But a new brand and I would suggest to check with local dealer/people to know about its support in your area.
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 if not sharp then you can surely go for this model.

      Bluestar has only one 1.5 ton inverter AC model, and the specs for the same do not look exciting.

      The filters are good to improve indoor air quality. Especially when the room remains closed for a longer time. So they are not just promotional features.

      R410A is better for environment but ACs with better refrigerants are expensive.

      Hitachi 1.5 ton inverter models may be out of your budget.

      • Godwin Roy says:

        Thanks bro, budget not an issue. Please tell me an final model to purchase. Daikin, sharp, hitachi. And pls tell me with better features. I am not able to figure out about the features in daikin. Hitachi and blue star features looked great, but i am not sure how long it will be useful. If the same features are in daikin also, pls finalize an product.

        Thanks

  217. Shubha says:

    Hi,
    I am Shubha from Kolhapur (Maharashtra)
    We have 12*12 ft 2 room . I want to fit split AC.
    Working hrs of AC are 24 hrs.
    Can you please suggest me which one is suitable?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Shubha,

      You need 1.2 ton AC if the walls/ceiling do not get direct sunlight. Else you need 1.5 ton AC. Do you really use your AC all 24 hours??

  218. Hariharan says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am living at madurai,Tamilnadu.I have already asked you a doubt regarding inverter air conditioner. I am planning to buy a 1.5 ton inverter ac.My daily usage will be about 6 hours a day.I am planning to buy a sharp product.But, I want to know about the quality of the product.Some stated that compressor stopped working after 6 months.Is it safe to buy a sharp product.Or shall I look for Daikin,Panasonic or any other inverter ac.My budget is about 55000.I also want a more energy efficient ac.Please help me bro.

    Expecting your guideness,
    Hariharan

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Hariharan,

      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 is the most energy efficient 1.5 ton inverter AC model. It can also fit in your budget. You should better go for that model.

  219. pradeep says:

    hey abhishek…. its a L type lobby size is 30*20 …give me any idea with low power consumption as soos as early

  220. Tarak says:

    Hi Abhishek
    Thanking you for your reply. My room size is 12*12*10 and it is first floor ,east , north & south facing in DURGAPUR .But my job is transferable. I required less maintenance ,durable, reliability, energy efficient(Inverter Technology may be ), low noise, full copper condenser ac for 5 months (APR to AUG) in a yr at least 8 Hrs usages daily.
    Which will be best for me?

    1. SHARP AHX15RET(1.25T),AHX13PET(1.1T),AHXP18PHT(1.5T),AHX18PMT(1.5T).
    2. CARRIER SUPERIA,CARRIER SUPERIA PLUS,Kurve inverter 1.0 .
    3. O GENERAL ASGG12JLCA(1.0T),ASGA18JCC(1.5T),ASGA18FTTA(1.5T).
    4. DAIKIN FTKVNRV16R-32(1.5T),FTKE35(1T),FTKP50PRV16(1.5T).
    5. HITACHI RAU518HUD(1.5T), RAV518HUD(1.5T),RAW518KUD(1.5T), ACE or iClean inverter 1.5 ton, RAU518HUDD, RAU518KUDB.
    Please give your suggestions.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Tarak,

      For your current room 1 ton inverter AC would be good enough. Carrier models are 100% copper, so Superia Plus model will be good for you.

  221. Tanmay Saha says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I have a flat in Kolkata at top floor, I require 2 Split ACs for two Rooms having 10*10 sq. ft each.

    One Room having sun light from morning till noon and warm till night. Second room having sun from afternoon till evening, but get cooled at evening.

    1st room is warmer than 2nd room.

    In first Room 8 to 10 hr. and in second room 6 to 8 hrs, AC will be required

    Rate Electricity per unit is approx Rs. 6/-

    Please suggest me the Tonnage, whether Inverter or Normal rating and Brand also

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Tanmay,

      1 ton AC for both the rooms would be good. As for inverter AC, 1 ton inverter is good for the warmer room, and the colder one will do with 0.75 ton inverter AC as well. We typically 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. In your case <900 hrs per year BEE 3 star AC, less than 1400 hrs per year BEE 5 star and above that inverter AC. You can look at these models:

      1 ton AC:

      Godrej GSC 12 FG 6 WNG
      Godrej GSC 12 FG 6 BNG
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control
      Panasonic CS-XC12QKY

      0.75 ton inverter AC:
      Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GE10VA
      Sharp AH-XP10LV
      Daikin FTKM25PRV16
      O General ASGA09JGCA

      1 ton inverter AC:
      Hitachi Ace or iClean or Kampa inverter
      Daikin FTKM35PRV16
      Sharp AH-XP13LV, AH-XP13PHT, AH-XP13PMT, AH-X13PET
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK, AR12HV5DAWK

  222. Tuhin says:

    Hi Abhishek, I want to buy an ac.My room is 12*12*10 on the first floor, there is direct sunlight on the roof. in Berhampore, West bengal. now tell me which company will I buy?
    My requirements are below :
    1. My usages will be ,mostly in summer APR to AUG ( 8hrs daily )
    2.Less Maintenance.
    3.Energy efficient/ less electricity bill.
    4. Budget medium.
    5. considering best condenser coil.
    plz suggest.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need a 1.5 ton AC for your room. As per your usage BEE 5 star rated ACs would be good for you. You can look at these models:

      Hitachi RAU518HUDD
      Godrej GSC 18 FG 7 OMG
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control PLT V(1.5 T)
      LG LSA5SP5M, LSA5PW5M, LSA5NP5F, LSA5ES5M (or any of LG BEE 5 star rated AC)
      Mitsubishi MS-GK18VA

  223. Bidyut says:

    Sir,
    The size of my room is 15*12*12 ft.It is situated on the top floor and has a south-facing window.I’m a resident of Kolkata. My daily consumption of the AC would be round about 6 hours.Kindly suggest whether I should purchase a 1.5 ton or 2 ton AC.

  224. paramjeet says:

    hi abhisek
    i want to know i have 8*10 room sunlight direct on floor tell me which ac is best or which company i want or if i
    install on ground floor then which ac is best or capacity ton but all ground floor rooms are open i mean like studio flat
    my house in jalandhar punjabb

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1 ton AC for your room. Choice of BEE star rating or inverter will depend on your usage of AC. How many hours/day and months/year will you use the AC?

  225. TARAK says:

    HI ABHISHEK,
    I want to buy split AC. My room size is12.3*11.4*9.8 & it is east & south facing in DURGAPUR.

    My requirements are below :
    1. My usages will be ,mostly in summer APR to AUG ( 8hrs daily )
    2.Less Maintenance.
    3.Energy efficient/ less electricity bill.
    4. Budget 30k-45k.
    5. considering best condenser coil.
    6. Sharp/OGENERAL/DAIKIN/HITACHI/ CARRIER with Tonnage Capacity which will be better for me.

    Tarak.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need a 1.5 ton AC. BEE 5 star rated one would be good. You can look at:

      Hitachi RAU518HUD
      Carrier 1.5 Ton Superia Split Air Conditioner (100% copper model and good EER)

      both these models are just under 45K.

  226. Lovepreet Singh says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    I want to buy split ac for room (14*9) for ground floor in Amritsar. My usage is around 5-6 hours at night and 2-3 hours in day. There is direct sunlight on ceiling. Suggest me a good ac models. My requirements are:-
    1) My budget is 30k to 35k
    2) Less maintenance + high life span (durability) + reliability
    3) Energy efficient +less electricity bill

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,

      You need a 1.5 ton AC for your room (or 1.3 ton in case you go for inverter AC). Typically we recommend people to go for BEE 3 star rated AC is usage is less than 1000 hrs and price of electricity is Rs 5 per unit (if price is more, the hours come down), for BEE 5 star when usage is between 1000-1500 and inverter tech if usage is 1500 and beyond (at Rs 5 a unit). In your budget you can get only BEE 3 star rated split ACs or BEE 5 star rated window ACs (which are equivalent to BEE 4 star rated split ACs in efficiency). You can look at these models:

      Window ACs:
      Hitachi RAV518HUD
      Hitachi RAW518KUD
      Panasonic CW-KC1814YA
      Or any of the Voltas 1.5 ton BEE 5 star window ACs.

      Split ACs:
      Daikin FTC50PRV16
      Bluestar 3HW18HAF
      Or any of the Voltas 1.5 ton BEE 3 star Split ACs.

      • Lovepreet Singh says:

        Thanks for your valuable feedback. Actually my room is closed there is no option for window ac. So kindly suggest me a 5 star rated split ac models and also inverter ac with tonnage i will adjust my budget.
        Thanks

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          You can look at any of these models (which might come in 35-40K):

          Hitachi RAU518HUDD
          Godrej GSC 18 FG 7 OMG
          Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control PLT V(1.5 T)
          LG LSA5SP5M, LSA5PW5M, LSA5NP5F, LSA5ES5M (or any of LG BEE 5 star rated AC)
          Mitsubishi MS-GK18VA
          If you are fine with brand Onida then you can also look at their BEE 5 star rated models that are quite efficient.

          If you want inverter AC, then you can look at:
          Sharp AH-X15RET
          Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GE15VA

          but these will cost about 40K.

  227. chandan s negi says:

    Which split ac is better hitachi or panasonic

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Both are good brands. But the models can be compared. In general Hitachi has more energy efficient models. However Panasonic Econavi technology is quite good.

  228. Rohit says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    Firstly thank you so very much the ratings. They are indeed very helpful.

    I live in Mumbai. I need an aircon for my north facing bedroom (160 sq. feet), glass windows are also north facing. I stay in second floor(total 5 floors). To sum it up, I will be using it for about 1200 hours in a year.

    1. How much tonnage ac is required in my case?
    2. My budget is upto 40k.
    3. The aircon should be energy efficient.
    4. If I am going for inverter tech, how much tonnage is sufficient?

    Thanks for your help again!

    Cheers,
    Rohit.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Rohit,

      1 ton inverter AC would be good for you. You can look at these models:

      Sharp AH-XP13LV, AH-XP13PHT, AH-XP13PMT, AH-X13PET
      Daikin FTKP35PRV16
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK or AR12HV5DAWK

  229. Ari says:

    Hi Abishek,
    I have 10×10 room,ground floor with 30 sq feet north side. would 0.75 tons be sufficient ? BLUE STAR SPLIT AC 0.75 TON 3HW 09VB would be good? which other company offers 0.75 tons.

    I have also shortlisted
    Samsung MAX AR12HC2USNB 1.0 TR 2 Star – Alluminium condenser
    Voltas 1 ton 122DY/122EY – Copper Coils
    Onida1 ton S122FLT-N – Copper Coils.

    I was advised by the store guys that Onida S122FLT-N has hitachi compressor.

    Please clarify i am very much confused.

  230. Pabitra says:

    Nice post. I want a suggestion. I am looking forward to buy a split AC.
    My room dimensions are 13*10sqft. Its on the second floor and its pretty much the hottest room amongst all the rooms of my house and it also gets direct sunlight on its ceiling. Should i buy Hitachi 1.5 ton or 1.25 ton and 5 star or 3 star AC? Which will be the best option? Because i have heard that Hitachi is the best in performance and power saving, although it is priced 2-3K more than its fellow competitors, but I am ok with it. My budget around 35-40K. My AC will operate for 7-8hrs per day for 5 months each year. So energy efficiency is a must. Looking forward for your help.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Which city is this for?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Pabitra,

      Your room needs about 1.4 tons of cooling so you will have to go for 1.5 ton AC. Your usage of AC is about 1200 hrs, so it is better to go for BEE 5 star rated AC. Hitachi has some of the most energy efficient models in BEE 5 star rating, but it may turn out expensive that your budget. However you can look at these models:

      Hitachi RAU518HUDD
      Godrej GSC 18 FG 7 OMG
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control PLT V(1.5 T)
      LG LSA5SP5M, LSA5PW5M, LSA5NP5F, LSA5ES5M (or any of LG BEE 5 star rated AC)
      Mitsubishi MS-GK18VA

  231. Sumit Agrawal says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thank you for your valuable information.

    I want to buy a split ac for my bedroom (L15 X W12 X H11). My house is a bungalow and the walls and ceilings are exposed to sun east west. The area where I live is in the plains and its very hot and dry now (in summers) and we use the AC for almost complete daytime and nighttime for atleast 7 months in the year.

    I have no budgetary constraints.

    So, kindly suggest the best AC with the least electric consumption to minimize my electric bill.

  232. Ranjan Biswas says:

    Hi Abhishek!

    I am interested in purchasing a split AC for a 180 sq ft room in Kolkata. We live in a old-fashioned house and this 11 ft high room has 4 doors and 4 windows (!) which may cause a lot of leakage. It is south and east facing, right under the roof and gets direct sunlight. Usage will be about 8-10 hrs in the summer.
    What kind of AC and what tonnage would I require?

    I have another room like this, do you think it would be advisable to buy 1 external unit and 2 internal units in the long run?

    Thank you so much, – Ranjan

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,

      You need about 2 tons of air conditioning for your room. If you go inverter tech, then about 1.8 ton inverter AC. Typically we recommend people to go for BEE 3 star rated AC is usage is less than 1000 hrs and price of electricity is Rs 5 per unit (if price is more, the hours come down), for BEE 5 star when usage is between 1000-1500 and inverter tech if usage is 1500 and beyond (at Rs 5 a unit).

      You can go for a multi split inverter AC with 3.5 ton capacity if you have two rooms. You can look at Sharp’s multi split inverter option. You can look at their range brochure for details: http://www.sharpproducts.in/dsupport/117.zip . They have efficient options at quite good prices. It can be good in long run.

  233. heena mahajan says:

    Dear, have taken a new home where there is a requirement of six ac,s. 4 in bed rooms and one in drawing room and as per room space we can manage these five rooms with 1.5 tons ac and for hall + attached open kitchen we ate considering 2.5 to 3 ton ac. But my biggest issue is with brand choice and d copper coil availability in that brand with affordable budget nd ofcorse nt to forget power consumption unit ( star rating nt below3 ) for 1.5 ton. Cqn you please suggest the ac,s with appropriate models and is there any difference in quality of coling powere if we go for all weather acs. Please suggest the ac for hall area as well. Reply awaited thanks in advance…:)

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello,

      There are several factors that one need to consider while buying AC:

      1) Tonnage of AC: Depends on several factors, but primarily on size of room, city where you live in, window sizes, people in the room. Oversized AC consumes more electricity, and undersized does not cool properly.

      2) Star Rating: Choice of BEE 5 star/inverter tech or a lower rating depends on your usage of AC. If your usage is more than 1000 hrs per year (with traiff more than Rs 5), it is better to go for higher efficiency models. Benefit of inverter tech is that it is a variable tonnage AC and as the tonnage requirement is different every month and every day, this AC auto adjusts to the needs and thus saves electricity.

      3) Brand: Some brands offer better reliability/technology and some have better service network. One has to factor in both. Once you have decided on star rating, the most efficient models from good brands can be selected.

      If you provide us with more details as in which city do you live in, sizes of your room, which floor they are on, is there any floor above it, are the walls exposed to sun, usage in hours per day and months per year, and approximate budget, then we can recommend you something.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  234. S.KAR says:

    I need a split AC for my bedroom in Kolkata.The room is 14*12 feet at top-floor (1st floor),the roof & wall of one side is directly exposed with sunlight.Pl adv me what brand & model (must be energy eff.) should I buy. my budg is
    about Rs, 50000/
    …. S. KAR

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1.8 tons of cooling or if you go inverter tech you need 1.5 ton inverter AC. You can look at:

      Hitachi ACE or iClean inverter 1.5 ton
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16
      Samsung AR18HV5DAWK
      LG BS-Q186C8R6
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV

  235. Shripad says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thank you for all your efforts and valuable information.
    I want to buy a split ac for my bedroom (L15 X W10 X H10). My house is kind of a row house and both walls and ceilings are exposed to sun. Both side walls of my bedroom facing East and West. The area where I live is coastal and very humid. As per your blogs and other post I think 1.5 tone ac would be sufficient for me but still want to take your opinion on this.

    My requirements are as below

    1. My usage will be, mostly in summer (4 to 5 months)
    2. Budget 30k-35k
    3. Less maintenance
    4. Good service back up
    5. Energy effiicient / less electricity bill
    6. With Copper condenser.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Shripad,

      In your budget you can get BEE 5 star rated window ACs which are equivalent to BEE 4 star rated split AC in efficiency or you can get BEE 3 star split AC. I would recommend going for BEE 5 star window AC if it can be considered. If you usage of AC is more than 1000 hrs per year then it will be better to go for BEE 5 star rated split AC. Do let me know what kind of AC you would like and I can suggest some models.

    • shripad jadhav says:

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for your reply. I can not consider window ac due to space constraint. Can you suggest split 3* or 5* ac with good after sales service and all the features I mentioned in my previous comment. I am ready to spend 40k if I can get 5* split ac.

      • Abhishek Jain says:

        You can look at:

        Hitachi RAU518HUDD
        Whirlpool 1.5 Ton 5 Star 3D COOL CC PLATINUM V
        LG LSA5SP5M
        LG LSA5PW5M
        LG LSA5NP5F
        LG LSA5ES5M
        and some Onida BEE 5 star rated models as well.

        all these are BEE 5 star rated models within 40K. Please note that for split AC there is additional cost related to installation as well (couple of thousands).

    • Shripad Jadhav says:

      Thanks Abhishek for your reply. I am looking for split ac either 3* or 5 *. I am ready spend 40k if any 5* split ac available in that range. I am also looking for all other features which i have mentioned in my previous message. Please suggest some models either 3* or 5*.

      1. Less maintenance
      2. Good service back up
      3. Energy effiicient / less electricity bill
      4. With Copper condenser.

  236. Srinivasan says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    My usage of AC will be minimal say 5-6 hours at night during summer. So should i be looking for a 5 star rating or considering the minimal usage, go for a 3 star rating which will be cost efficient ?. Let me know your thoughts.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Srinivasan,

      We typically suggest going for BEE 3 star rated AC when usage is less than 1000 hrs per year and price of electricity is about Rs 5 a unit. Between 1000-1500 hrs, it is better to be on BEE 5 star rated AC and beyond that it is better to go for inverter tech.

  237. sonu says:

    Hi abhishek I want to buy a split ac for my 10*10 bedroom facing towards east in amritsar I want 1 most energy efficient
    Other thing I want to know the difference between fixed speed ac and inverter ac

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      If your ceiling does not get direct sunlight, you need 1 ton AC, else you need 1.2 ton AC. If you go inverter tech, then you need 1 ton inverter AC. To tell you the difference between inverter and non inverter AC let me copy some text that I wrote to someone else:

      “A 1 ton inverter AC is 15-20% more efficient than 1 ton BEE 5 star AC. But suppose your room needs 1 ton and you put 1.5 ton fixed speed AC, then even if it is BEE 5 star AC, it is in efficient because it is oversized. But if you put a 1.5 ton inverter AC, it will run at 1 ton because the room needs cooling equivalent to 1 ton.

      The other benefit of inverter AC is that you can go for slightly smaller sized AC. Like in your case if your room needs 1.2 ton cooling, in case of fixed speed you will have to buy 1.5 ton AC (as most ACs are either 1 ton or 1.5 ton). But with inverter tech you have an option of going for 1 ton AC. Now cost wise 1 ton inverter AC is available at price of BEE 3 star 1.5 ton AC. So you get a higher efficiency model but at the same cost of lower efficiency high tonnage AC.

      In case your room needs 1 ton fixed AC, you can go for 0.75 ton inverter AC. Now the price of 0.75 ton inverter AC is similar to BEE 3 star 1 ton AC. So you save on initial cost as well as on electricity.

      The other benefit of inverter tech is with varying seasons and day/night. If your room needs 1.2 tons of cooling during the peak summer day, it may need just 1 ton cooling at night. And it may need 1.2 ton cooling on a day in May, but on a day in March it may just need 1 ton of cooling. This is because cooling requirement varies with temperature. Now a fixed speed AC will always run at a fixed tonnage (say 1.5 ton), whereas the requirement of the room is just 0.9 ton in March, then it cannot adjust its speed. Whereas inverter tech will adjust its tonnage to 0.9 ton in march (even though the average tonnage of the AC is 1.5 ton).

      A simple example to understand how it saves energy is: when you ride a cycle, if you want to go fast, you have to push harder and you need extra energy. But if you want to go slower, you need less energy. But imagine if you could cycle only at one fixed speed which is high and you are going down the slope, you are wasting energy when it is not needed. Just because you are able to adjust your speed of cycling, you save energy when cycle is moving down the slope. Similarly the inverter AC saves electricity by moving slow when there is not much heat in the room.”

      You can read more at http://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/air-conditioners-with-inverter-technology-can-help-save-electricity-ac-india.html

  238. laltu das says:

    Hi Abhishek, I am looking for a window 1.5 ton ac for my room, it should be 5 star.Kindly suggest a good ac with cheaper price ..

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,

      You can check the list on top of this page that has Top Ten Air Conditioners in India. These are all BEE 5 star rated ACs.

  239. jay says:

    i am buy new ac Onida 1.5 ton model no s185flt -n this model and compeny good?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Jay,

      The model is one of the highest energy efficient models available in market. So you can certainly go for it.

  240. srinivas says:

    HI Abhishek,

    I stay in chennai in a rented house, I am planning to buy a 1 ton split ac for my 10X10 east facing bedroom. the usage will be night for 4 months. suggest me some good 1 ton ac models based on my requirements,
    1) my budget is 20 to 25 k
    2) Usage is only in night for 4 to 5 months
    3) less maintainance,relaibility and life span
    4) good after sales service

    Thanks
    Srini

  241. Sriniu says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am planning to buy 1 ton split ac, for a room 10×12 facing east, the usAge is only night for 4 months, my budget is 20 to 25k. Can use suggest some good models

    With . Less maintenance + high life span (durability) + reliability, good after sales service

  242. Jacob says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I live in Kochi and planing to buy a split AC for 150 square feet ground floor room. I have shortlisted Hitachi 1 Ton Inverter Ace and Hitachi 1.2 Ton 5 Star Ace Cut Out. Could you please tell me your suggestion?

    Thanks,
    Jacob

  243. Rahul S. says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am planning to buy a 1 ton split ac for my small bedroom facing east. I am staying in Mumbai. We have another 1.5ton (3star) window ac in our master bedroom. Suggest me 1 ton ac based on these requirements,

    1. My usage will be, below 1000hrs/annum for each ac.
    2. Budget 30k-35k
    3. Less maintenance + high life span (durability) + reliability
    4. Less noise
    5. Good service back up
    6. Energy effiicient / less electricity bill
    7. With Copper condenser

    Few querries,
    1. How’s Godrej, Onida, LLOYD, MIDEA brand ac as they are cheap and comes under 30k?
    2. Does absence of copper condenser means more maintenance? Hows Samsung? As it is providing alloy condenser with 5years warranty.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Rahul,

      Here is my response:

      1) Midea is now in partnership with Carrier. So they are Carrier-Midea now. They use Carrier’s designs which are quite good. But purely from energy saving point of view, Godrej and Onida have some really efficient models. But Onida and Llyod are certainly not the popular brands. But they are reasonably good.

      2) Most brands are providing long warranty on the compressor and not on the condenser. Copper condenser coils are easier to repair whereas Aluminium ones need to be replaced in case of failure. Also combination of aluminium and copper in most ACs make them more prone to galvanic corrosion. But corrosion may not happen or many not be fast enough to cause problems in most places.

      As far as service of various brands is concerned, I cannot comment on how the service is there in your area. But Mumbai is a place where most brands are well present and should be able to give you service. Brands like LG, Samsung, Bluestar have outsourced service and at times this creates problems in their service levels. Brands that have their own internal service do a better job in servicing.

      Now in your budget, you can easily get the best of BEE 3 star rated ACs. You can look at:

      Hitachi RAU412KTDP, RAU412HTD, RAU312HUD
      or Onida S123TRDN, S123FLT-N, S123SMH (in fact many more models that you can find on top of this page in “Top Ten Air Conditioners BEE 3 star and less” list)
      or Samsung AR12HC3TFUR, AR12HC3USUQ

      in fact you can even get some high efficiency BEE 5 star rated 1 ton AC in your budget and also Sharp’s 1.1 ton inverter AC. Typically Japanese brands (Hitachi, Daikin, General, Sharp, Panasonic, Mitsubishi) + Carrier + Bluestar are better on technology/reliability. LG, Samsung, Voltas, Godrej have a larger service network and are decent on technology.

  244. kumar says:

    my flat is rental one in Kharghar, Navimumbai and the present room size is 11*10 .will stay here for minimum 2 years.pl suggest a split AC, considering the above,future shifting & installation cost, damage, gas leakage etc. usage in day will be for 3 hours and 6 hours in the night for a period of 6 months.suggest all good models (suggest some samsung models also) considering long life, less maintanance cost .Also, inform what is the maximum size of the room that any 1 Ton model will cover in Navi mumbai.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello,

      You need 0.75 ton fixed speed AC if your room is less sunny and none of the walls/ceiling get direct sunlight during the day time. If you do get direct sunlight on walls/ceilings and your room is sunny you need 1 ton. If you go for inverter AC, you need a 0.75 ton inverter AC.

      Your usage is about 9x30x6 = 1620 hrs per year, so it would be better if you go for inverter tech AC.

      A 1 ton fixed speed model (or 0.75 ton inverter tech model) can cover up to 120 sq ft if your walls/ceiling get sunlight. Else for non sunny room/ less hot room, it can cover up to 140 sq ft.

      A 1 ton inverter tech model can cover up to 150 sq ft if your walls/ceiling get sunlight. Else for non sunny room/ less hot room, it can cover up to 180-190 sq ft.

      Let me know the situation of your room (sunny or non sunny & if ceiling/walls get sunlight during the day) and I can suggest some models.

      • kumar says:

        First of all, thanks for the prompt detailed reply on the same day of the query (14/5/14).Out of the four walls, one wall having small balcony is east facing with 6*6 french window and one wall is south west. other 2 walls are inside the flat. this is not the top floor. pl suggest suitable models including samsung.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Here are a few models that you can consider:

          Samsung AR12HV5NBWK or AR12HV5DAWK (both 1 ton inverter)
          Hitachi Ace or iClean Inverter (both 1 ton inverter)
          Daikin FTKM35PRV16 (1 ton inverter)
          Sharp AH-XP13LV, AH-XP13PHT, AH-XP13PMT, AH-X13PET (all 1.1 ton inverter)

          Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GE10VA (0.75 ton inverter)
          Daikin FTKM25PRV16 (0.75 ton inverter)
          O General ASGA09JGCA (0.75 ton inverter)

  245. Venkat Kanigalla says:

    Hello Abhishek,

    I want to buy a window AC for my 10X11 ft room in my 2nd Floor flat in Delhi. My room receives sunlight post noon and contains a few appliances and 2 cupboards. 2 persons will be occupying the room.

    My usage is around 5-6 hrs at night and 2-3 hrs in the day during summers. Electricity cost is high: 7/unit. So i would prefer 5 star/inverter ACs only. Not sure if inverter window ACs are available.

    Please share your take on all weather ACs(cooling + heating). If they are equally energy efficient with similar performance as of conventional ACs I dont mind investing in them as Delhi winters are quite cold and summers are very hot.

    Also, please enlighten me if there are any cons in going for window AC instead of split.

    My budget will be in the range of 35K to 45K.

    Please suggest me a few brands and models with good efficiency, long life and easy maintenance.

    Thanks,
    Venkat

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Venkat,

      You need 1.2 ton AC for your room if your usage is during the day when your room receives sunlight. Else 1 ton if usage is mostly at night. There are no inverter ACs in window but you can surely get a 1 ton inverter AC in your budget. Most manufacturers are moving towards split ACs and reducing their window models. Also many BEE 5 star window AC are equivalent in efficiency to BEE 4 star split models.

      Going for all weather AC is quite good if you are in Delhi and use room heaters in winters. To compare efficiency you should look at their Cooling/Heating COP/EER. There are some really energy efficient 1 ton split inverter AC hot and cold models, but they may not come in your budget. You may get regular hot and cold models, but their energy efficiency may not be as good as BEE 5 star models (for cooling). But they can certainly be better than room heaters in winters. Let me know what kind of AC you are interested in and I can suggest some models.

      • Venkat Kanigalla says:

        Hi Abhishek,

        Thanks for your response.

        Though I was intent on getting a split model, I had to be inclined towards window models as I live in a rented accommodation and was unsure if the extensive drill work required for split models will be ok with the owner. But I am in talks with them regarding this.

        So, Please suggest me a few best energy efficient models for:
        - Hot & Cold split AC (5 star/inverter)
        - Cooling only split AC (5 star/inverter)
        - Window models (5 star – if it doesn’t works out with the landlord)

        Thanks,
        Venkat

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Venkat,

          If you want window AC then you can look at these models:
          Whirlpool Magicool Platinum V 1.2 ton window AC
          Hitachi RAV513HUD or RAT513HTD

          Cooling only split Fixed Speed 1.2 ton:
          Hitachi RAU514IUD or RAU514EUDA
          Whirlpool 3D Cool Platinum V or Magicool Platinum V

          Cooling only 1 ton inverter AC:
          Hitachi ACE/iClean inverter
          Daikin FTKM35PRV16 or FTKP35PRV16
          Sharp AH-XP13LV, AH-XP13PHT, AH-XP13PMT, AH-X13PET
          Panasonic CS-S12PKYP Econavi
          Samsung AR12HV5NBWK, AR12HV5DAWK

          Hot and Cold AC do not have star rating, but Daikin has some really energy efficient Hot and Cold inverter AC. If you need Window AC then Voltas and Hitachi models.

          • Venkat Kanigalla says:

            Hi Abhishek,

            Thanks for your guidance.

            I will have to finally go ahead with a window model.

            I am now trying to decide between a cooling only window AC and an all-weather window AC model. Are the window models for all weather ACs actually energy efficient? Or will it make more sense to use cooling only AC and room heater in winters in terms of energy efficiency? If no, please suggest the best all-weather window model.

            I know it would be too much to ask for, but having full faith in your expertise and opinion I request you to finalize the best cooling only model for me out of the 3 you suggested:
            Whirlpool Magicool Platinum V 1.2 ton window AC / Hitachi RAV513HUD / RAT513HTD

            Thanks,
            Venkat

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Hi Venkat,

            Window models for all weather ACs are not really energy efficient (if you just compare cooling energy efficiency). The difference it makes is in the heating especially if you compare it to using regular room heaters (which are 2-3 kW rated and run at the same wattage all the time). A 2 kW room heater will consume 2 units of electricity in 1 hour of use and will not give precise temperature control, whereas this AC with heating will consume much less as it will give precise temperature control. So if your cooling usage is more then it will not be beneficial.

            Amongst the 3 models, I have personally used and experienced brand Whirlpool which I have liked a lot. So I would suggest that you go for Whirlpool 1.2 ton AC.

  246. Srinivasan says:

    Hi Abhishek

    I live in chennai.

    I am planning to but a split a/c for my bedroom (sized around 150 Sq.FT). We will be using the A/c for around 5 hours per day for 8 months and 3 hours for 4 months (Tariff less than Rs.5).

    The room is not exposed to direct sunlight but because of big windows (facing west) it could be bit hot in the noon and evening. No of pax will generally be 2 and the room has a couple of cupboards.

    My budget will be in the range of 35K to 40K.

    I am very confused with the model/star rating/tonnage required etc.

    Your assistance will be handy. Please suggest me couple of brands with good efficiency and product life.

    Thank you.
    Srini

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,

      You need a 1.5 ton AC for your room. As your usage is quite high, a BEE 5 star rated AC is better choice for you. And it will be difficult to get Inverter Tech models in your budget. You can look at these models:

      Hitachi RAU518HUDD, RAU518KUDB
      LG LSA5SP5M, LSA5NP5F, LSA5MP5M, LSA5ES5M, LSA5AP5M

      Hope this helps.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You can also look at some of the top models (BEE 5 star rated) on the list above on this page.

  247. Aravind Veeraraghavan says:

    Hello Abhishek,

    Pertaining to your clarification on city it is Chennai

  248. Ned says:

    Hey is the BEE Label site on BEE India working for you? : http://220.156.189.23:8080/beeLabel/