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Electricity Saving Tips For Homes And Offices

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

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

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

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

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

Top Ten Inverter Air Conditioners

 

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

Top Ten Fixed Speed Air Conditioners

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Top Ten Fixed Speed Air Conditioners BEE 3 star and less

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Top Ten Hot and Cold Air Conditioners

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

Here is a calculator for Sizing Air Conditioners in India

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

Air Conditioner Sizing Calculator for India

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

List of all Air Conditioners available in Indian market

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

FAQs on AC Buying:

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

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

2) Which star rating would be good for me?

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

3) What are Inverter ACs?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9) Which brand is good?

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

10) Which brand gives best service in my area?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15) Which refrigerant is environment friendly?

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

16) Should I buy an AC online?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20) Is stabiliser required for my AC?

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

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

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

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

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

23) Which Air Filters are necessary for my use?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Rao S

    please help me the following model was good to buy. , http://koryoworld.com/list.asp?p=IA Model : KI16KSI12AOINV

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

      Hello Mr Rao,

      There are a few brands that we do not recommend buying. Koryo is one of them.

  • Nirmal

    Dear Abhishek,

    My budget is 35k and i want a all copper air conditioner 1.5ton with 5star rating. I live in chennai near to costal area. I narrow down to Godrej GSC 18 TSZ 5 RWPT. This has 7years compressor warranty. can you explain what compressor warranty means(will it include indoor and outdoor warranty) Would you suggest any other product for this price. Please advice

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

      But please note, not all models from Godrej and Blue Star have 100% copper. Voltas has most of its model in copper. But do check for blue fin or gold fin corrosion protection for evaporator/condenser coils.

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

      Hi Nirmal,

      AC has 3 main components: Condenser, Compressor and Evaporator. Condenser and Evaporator are the heat exchangers. Evaporator are the coils (tubes) that are there in the indoor unit. This part takes the heat from the room when the refrigerant passes through it. The compressor is a motor that compresses the refrigerant. Condenser are the coils (tubes) that are in the outdoor unit. This part throws the heat outside (essentially a heat exchange is done with the air outside in this heat exchanger). Copper or Aluminium is important for heat exchanger coils and not for compressor. Compressor is just a motor.

      Now 7 year compressor warranty means that the motor will be covered for failure for 7 years. But that does not mean that there is warranty on condenser and evaporator. Gas leakages happen when either condenser and evaporator coils corrode.

      You can get good BEE 5 star rated 1.5 ton AC in your budget from Voltas as well. Godrej, Voltas and BlueStar are three brands that you can get in that price range.

    • Nirmal

      Dear team,

      Can anyone help me on this

  • Karthik

    Hi Abhishek

    I have installed Carrier Ester 1.5 tonne 5 star AC for my 160 sq.ft bedroom. The average power consumption was 1 unit per hour and you also confirmed this is normal. There was gas leakage issue with AC and carrier technicians fixed it recently. The service engineer who attended the issue says the unit consumption will be around 0.7 units per hour only – Since there was a gas leakage the outdoor unit was running for a prolonged time and hence it has consumed lot of electricity. But as far as I checked in the internet, the average unit consumption per hour is quoted around 1 unit. Can you please clarify which one is the right consumption ? The power consumption noted in the AC product is 1370 watts.

    Thanks
    Karthik S

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

      0.7 units per hour for a 1.5 ton Fixed Speed AC is highly optimistic. Those numbers are real only for good inverter ACs. But not for non-inverter models.

  • Roger Rajendran

    Hi Abhishek,

    please suggest me the best 1.5 ton A/C within 38000 with copper condensor

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

      Lloyd LS19A5LX

    • Roger Rajendran

      thanks bro,

      Can u just select the best 1.5 ton 3 star A/C within 36k TO 38k with copper condenser among the following brands

      VOLTAS
      LG
      HITACHI

      preferably- decent cooling (minimum usage only), low noise, customer service, and maybe last decent looks

  • Kashyap

    Hi Mr.Abhishek,

    I appreciate your interest to consolidate, refine and present the information which is very much useful to everyone and especially for people like me who are looking to buy an AC for the very first time.

    After doing my bit of research online and offline I’ve partially decided to go for LG 1.5T Inverter BSA18IMA. But where as in your list no LG is listed and again I am stuck now. Kindly suggest which brand is good in terms of Energy efficiency, Best cooling and best service network even in remote areas.

    Kindly suggest!

    TIA

    Kashyap.

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

      Hello Kashyap,

      The list on this site has no subjectivity (it is not based on any brand preference). It is based purely on data (collected from BEE and Manufacturers’ websites). If the model does not appear in the list then it means that there are are at least 10 more models that are more energy efficient than that.

      By the way, this LG inverter AC model is a good model. If it gets rated by BEE then it would be BEE 4 star rated. Certainly a good one. You can certainly go for it. LG is a popular brand with large service network.

  • Ranjyot Singh

    sir i want to buy 2 ton split ac…i have shortlisted daikin, hitachi, mitsubishi heavy, mitsubishi electric and o general… electricity consumption is my secondary preference as units are cheap where i live… i want to buy the ac with the fastest cooling… can u pls help me???

  • Durga A

    Hi Team,
    I would like to purchase an Inverter AC of 1.8 to 2 Ton from Daikin. So, can you please help to suggest which model was good as I able to see lot of models but not understanding.
    Thanks & Regards,
    Durga A

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

      Hi,

      Daikin FTKM and FTKP series are the most efficient inverter AC series from Daikin. You can go for their 1.8 ton AC from these ranges.

    • Durga A

      Thank Q Abhishek,

      Regards,
      Durga A

  • krishna

    Sir ,i want to buy split ac in the range 30000-35000.Using the calculator i found i would need 1.5 tonAc.could you please suggest a suitable model

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

      You may go for Voltas BEE 5 star rated 1.5 ton AC.

  • Anandh Krishna

    Hi,
    Confused between Daikin ATKP50 RRV16 and FTKP50 RRV16. could you help? Also I am not sure if these two are the latest model from Daikin. Please suggest if there are any other model in Daikin that I can prefer.

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

      These two are latest models from Daikin. From cooling capacity and energy efficiency point of view, both are exactly the same. The difference is only in filters and other features. ATKP has slightly more features than FTKP.

  • Khor Arman

    Many people said INVERTER ACs are not rated with any star ratings.Then why or how are “Hitachi and few other brand Inverter AC’s” officially rated 5 star capacity by IS-EER by BEE ? I am a bit confused.Can a Mod or Admin help me with my doubt. I see Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i is an inverter AC and its officially rated 5Stars by BEE (IS-EER) How come ??

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

      BEE started rating inverter ACs recently. The standards are very different from Non Inverter AC. You can read more about it on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/iseer-star-labeling-inverter-air-conditioners-india.html

      There are several brands that have BEE 5 star rated inverter AC.

    • Debashish Das

      Thats true that Inverter ACs are not Star ratted but since this year on wards (2016) BEE (Burro of Energy Efficiency) is issuing or certifying Star retings to Inverter ACs. Like Hitachi Kashikoi 5400, 5300, 5200 are Inverter & 5 Star rated. Panasonic S12SKY is an Inverter AC with 5 Star rated.
      Even LG aso got 4.2 Star with Invrter AC.

      Why Inverter ACs are called 60% more efficient than non-inverter ACs is because of Inverter ACs uses Brush-less DC motor and Variable speed DC Motor.

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

      Well it truly depends on what you define as non inverter AC. If you compare inverter AC with BEE 1 or 2 star rated non inverter AC, then it would certainly be 60% or more energy efficient. But if you compare it with BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC, then it would be just about 20% more efficient. Based on research, if you have two ACs with same nominal EER, the inverter AC would be 20% more efficient.

  • rajpal

    Respectable Abhishek Sir,
    Kindly advice to purchase a very economical A.C unit for a study room for my son.

    Loc :NE End, Window 5ft*4ft on eastern side, with the provision ready to fit window type A.C unit.

    BB Calculator recommends:
    Inputs
    Select Your City:Chennai
    Enter Length of Room (in ft):8
    Enter Breadth of Room (in ft):10
    Enter Height of Room (in ft):10
    Check this if the ceiling of the room gets direct sunlight from top during the day:no
    Check this if West, South or South West walls of the room get direct sunlight during the day:no
    Enter Daily Usage in Hours:5
    Enter Number of Months in a Year you will use the AC:4
    Outputs
    Size of Regular AC that you need:0.75 ton
    Size of Inverter AC that you need:0.75 ton
    Recommended Star Rating (For 3 year payback):BEE 3 Star

    Staying in Own 2BHK Apartment(South east end).
    Rest of the rooms have no AC.Adequate ventilation available.

    My affordable budget :Rs 18000 to 28000

    From the 2 set of data available in your bb site, short listed a few models considering EER as given below:

    Brand Model Tonnage Cc (W) Power W ISEER Star type sp/win Price
    Koryo KF14KSIAO093S 0.75 2640 809 3.263288 3 Fixed speed split 20390
    Lloyd LS9A3PN 0.8 2704 812 3.330049 3 Fixed speed split 20990
    Daikin ATC25QRV16 0.75 2500 770 3.246753 3 Fixed speed split 22900
    Daikin DTC25QRV16 0.75 2500 770 3.246753 3 Fixed speed split 22900
    Daikin FTC25QRV16 0.75 2500 770 3.246753 3 Fixed speed split 23899
    Mitsubishi SRK 05 CM 0.5 1465 375 3.906667 5 Fixed speed split 25191
    Onida S093FLT-L 0.8 2810 800 3.5125 3 Fixed speed split 25290
    Onida S093SMH-W 0.8 2810 800 3.5125 3 Fixed speed split 26290

    Brand Type Model EER Tonnage Star Price
    Kenstar SPLIT AIR CONDITIONER KSM35 3.51 1 5 21990
    Lloyd SPLIT AIR CONDITIONER LS9A3PN 3.33 0.8 3 20990
    Haier WINDOW AIR CONDITIONER HW-18CH5CNA 3.31 1.4 5 22500
    Voltas WINDOW AIR CONDITIONER 125 DY 3.31 1 5 22799

    Self is not able to drill down to one best product for a “buy” decision.
    Seeking your expertise opinion & advice.

    Thanking you.
    Regards,
    Rajpal

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

      It will be best if you can go for any of the Daikin FTC/DTC/ATC model or Mitsubishi SRK model. Any of these would be the best choice.

      Ideally I do not recommend going for window AC, so I would not suggest you to go for that. If you still do not have any other option than to go for window AC then I would say go for Voltas AC.

  • md nazeem

    dear all. i am here to share my experiences regarding a 2T ac which i purchased on 20th-april. I needed a 2t split for my hall and decided to go with hitachi zunoh 5200f. i purchased it in hyderabad and the dealer and the customer service told me on registering the ac will be installed within 2 days. this has not happened despite numerous requests to customer care nor has their online contact with the management helped. the customer care is so bad they even provided me with their service center number in hyderabad , neocool system. the number which they provided (landline) is wrong and i had to call the customer care again and ask them . it was then they provided me with a cell number.
    although i had another ac (voltas ) in mind i decided to go with samsung 1.5 t for my bedroom and this got installed in 2 days time. im sharing this with other prospective buyers . i too wanted to buy the best rated split ac. but here the most important aspect is the ground reality . we as consumers need prompt service esp since the place where im staying in hyderabad is reeling from severe heat wave.
    if i get it installed thru my own pocket the company might not honoir ant problem which i might encounter so im stuck. its important to do ur homework before buying any ac.

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

      Thanks for sharing your feedback Mr Nazeem. It will certainly help others.

    • md nazeem

      Hello Mr. Abhishek. Ur welcome u have a great site.I bought my samsung refrigerator last year based on this site. M request to bijli bajao team would be apart from providing list of energy efficient electronic appliances would be to have a forum were we as consumers can discuss complaints of diff brands esp relating to their customer care aspect. this is something purely my own fault and I overlooked.
      Thanks.

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

      Thanks for the suggestion Mr Nazeem. We have got several requests for forum. I guess it is high time we get that up and running :).

  • Josephie

    Hi abhisheik
    I thank you for your efforts we canceled Panasonic
    According to the calculations we need 1.5 ton we are planning to buy daikin ftkm25rv16 inverter and the price is 55k should I go with it… Many thanks waiting for your reply ND if not Daikin which model is good in blue star plz reply soon

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

      Blue Star does not have any inverter AC model which is as efficient as Daikin FTKM. By the way Daikin FTKM25 is a 0.75 ton AC. Their 1.5 ton model would be Daikin FTKM50. You may certainly go for Daikin FTKM series. Other models with similar efficiency would be Hitachi Kashikoi series, or Godrej NXW series.

  • Sivaram

    I have shortlisted these 3 2 Ton Inverter Split Air conditioner O General ASGA24JCC, Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GK24VA & Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i . Suggest which would be energy efficient and long lasting? My room size is 16′ x 16′ x 11′. Does inverter AC prone to more problems than 5 star AC’s? I have read many reviews that inverter AC’s have high failure rate than 5 star AC’s.

  • Dheerendra Jain

    Hello Abhishek,
    Nice to see your comment for buying the AC .I am also planning to purchase an split AC,But i am confused which AC and of which company i need to buy an ac for my flat. i am residing at forth floor of 15 floor building in my own flat ,i have open balconies and the bedroom size is 10*14 fit .Kindly suggest which type and which company ac is suited with my needs economy wise and energy consumption platform.I am go through the market and finding hitachi and daikin having the best ac .daikin having split inverter ac FTKH,FTKP and FTKM series of 1.5 ton which one is best in those.

  • GRK

    Hi,

    I have chosen to go for a 1.5ton inverter AC as suggested by your calculator. The room is well covered on all sides except the back wall which exposed to sunlight.

    Having done my share of research in the market I have shortlisted the following brands.. Trane,Daikin,O General,Hitachi.. apart from these is there any other brand…

    Please suggest the best option.
    Thank you

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

      You will find the most energy efficient models in HItachi and Daikin. General and Trane are great and robust brands, but their EER (Energy Efficiency Ratios) do not match those of Hitachi and Daikin.

  • Dawood

    hello sir,

    I am planning to buy an Inverter AC, it is for my mother, she does not like it too chill. I already have an OGENERAL AC for my use, i am pretty satisfied but my mom does not want to invest so much money on AC,.

    We live in Chennai and need recommendation on buying a good inverter AC, we like to save more and does not want to spend much on inverter AC’s… Any good suggestion will definitely be a good help my budget would be around Rs.35000/-

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

      Hi Dawood,

      As depend on the size of your room and the tonnage of AC it needs. Yoy may get 1 ton inverter AC in your budget, but if in your room you need 1.5 ton then it would not be possible. I would suggest you to use the calculator given above on this page to check the right size that you need for your room.

    • Dawood

      My mother’s room is 10×12. 1 ton is sufficient. Can you suggest me a brand which also has good after sales service records

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

      Difficult to get a 1 ton inverter AC in 35K. The cheapest I could get was about 36K for Voltas 1 ton inverter AC on Amazon: http://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B00RT2BUS8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=3626&creative=24822&creativeASIN=B00RT2BUS8&linkCode=as2&tag=bijlbach-21

      Lloyd and Onida may be cheaper, but then Voltas is better. You may also go for Lloyd if you want.

  • tony

    hi bro after going through your articles i have decided to buy Whirlpool 3D COOL XTREME HD 5S (1.5 T). From the list of AC availabale in India market article from you site mentions this model having copper coil while the company page says Condenser coil : PFC ?

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

      Hi Tony,

      PFC or Parallel Flow Condenser is Aluminium condenser. We have mentioned copper coil for “3DCOOL HD 5S (1.5 T)” and not for “3DCOOL XTREME HD 5S (1.5 T)”.

  • Jitendra Sharma

    Dear Abhishek,
    I live in Kolkata and planning to Buy Split AC for 120 sq feet room (Top Floor & South West Facing).
    Please advise what capacity should I buy and which brand should I go for considering high EER, brand value, product quality and overall value for money
    My Budget is 30K max.

    Warm Regards
    Jitendra

  • M P Jaisingh

    I am planning to purchase an energy efficient 1.5 ton split AC. I have short listed Daikin FTKH50 Inverter Ac and 5 star rated Carrier Superia AC. What is your advice? I understand that there is an inbuilt stabiliser with the Daikin model. Still, is it necessary to use a 4 KVA (10 Amps) stabiliser with it?
    M P Jaisingh

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

      If the AC has in built stabilizer then you need not go for any external stabilizer. FTKH is not a very energy efficient series from Daikin. FTKP is a better one. If the choice is between FTKH and Carrier Superia, then I would say Carrier Superia. If you can go for FTKP then that would be better.

  • Sivaram

    I have shortlisted these 3 2 Ton Inverter Split Air conditioner O General ASGA24JCC, Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GK24VA & Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i . Suggest which would be energy efficient and long lasting? My room size is 16′ x 16′ x 11′. Does inverter AC prone to more problems than 5 star AC’s? I have read many reviews that inverter AC’s have high failure rate than 5 star AC’s.

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

      O General has very low energy efficiency. I think the Mitsubishi Electric model and Hitachi model that you have chosen have efficiency that is quite close. Both are quite durable. I think you should go for one that provides better support in your city (local dealers can suggest you on that). If you protect your inverter AC from power surges then there should be not problem with them.

    • Sivaram

      Thanks Abhishek Jain for your reply.

  • Lingam

    Hi Team,

    Thanks for your service.

    Could you help me to choose a best 1 ton A/C that satisfies in all parameters?

    There no direct sunlight to the room. Room size is 14*10*10. Its for summer usage only. It is very confusing for me to pick a right one.

    Advise me waiting for your response.

    Thanks in advance.

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

      Hi Lingam,

      Hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU512CWEA) is the most energy efficient 1 ton AC available in market.

  • Debashish

    Hi

    I am Debashish from Bangalore.

    I am looking for a good AC for my home usage. I need a 1 Ton AC as mu room size is 100 sq. feet. I have shortlisted 2 ACs

    1. Hitachi Kashikoi 5300i
    2. Panasonic S12SKY

    Currently in market I found only these 2 brands providing Inverter (Variable Speed type compressor) with BEE 5 Star, ISEER more than 5 Star and cooling Capacity in BTU is >=12000.

    I have referred your site and saw that Godrej model GSC 12 GIG 5 DGOG. Is it an inverter AC?

    Even I saw in the showroom and found Manufacturer has not printed “Inverter” on the Indoor Unit like all other manufacturer have printed. Even I have communicated about this to Godrej Customer care but they are not replying saying this model is Inverter or just an ordinary ON/OFF compressor type but instead of AC motor they have used BLDC Motor.

    About Panasonic new 2016 model (CS-S12SKY) is also a good AC, isn’t it ?

    http://panasoniclifeconditioner.in/product-details.html?CS-S12SKY

    It is an Inverter Compressor with ISEER & BEE 5 star ratted AC with Nanoe-G Air purification system, Blue fin coated Condenser coil, Econavi Dual Sensor etc. Power Consumption 230 to 870 watts.

    Question is:

    Isn’t Panasonic worth to buy as it is not mentioned in the Top Ten Inverter Air Conditioners in your web ?

    • bigbyte

      Did you find any Panasonic Star rated Inverter AC available in market? Problem is that companies advertise these on their website but it is nearly impossible to actually get it in market. Same is the case with Daikin’s FTKM series, nearly half the summer is over but none of the Daikin dealer are ready to committ any date of delivery for this model.

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

      This certainly is a big challenge.

    • Debashish Das

      This year even Bangalore is too hot and now we’re thinking to install AC in home. April has almost gone and hardly another 15/20 days summer be there in May. But the AC manufacturer like Hitachi, Daikin, Panasonic etc. they are just advertising in the Poster in TV and web but not supplying their stocks to store. I am not in a mood to buy conventional AC like Samsung, LG, Voltas etc.

      Does Godrej’s new NXW series ACs are Inverter compressor ?
      Why they did not print “DC Inverter” on the Indoor unit cabinet ? I really doubt, I assume they are like Fixed speed or On/OFF type compressor but instead of using AC motor they are using DC Motor (BLDC) and they are saying Inverter Technology Compressor.

      Feel difference “Inverter Technology Compressor” and “Inverter Compressor” ! Godrej is saying Inverter Technology Compressor.

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

      Godrej NXW series are inverter compressor ACs. There is no difference in “Inverter Technology Compressor” and “Inverter Compressor”.

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

      Godrej Model is certainly an inverter AC. You can check it here: http://www.godrejappliances.com/GodrejAppliances/product.aspx?id=6&menuid=346&catid=92&subcatid=122&subsubcatid=736

      It is part of their NXW series.

      As for panasonic model, interestingly it still does not appear on BEE’s list of star rated inverter ACs (www.beestarlabel.com). May be BEE is slow in updating its data. But comparing specs, I feel that Hitachi 5300i is better. It has more nominal cooling capacity with lesser nominal power consumption.

      Otherwise Panasonic is a good buy in general.

  • GAURAV SEHRA

    sir are godrej gsc 18 fga 5 wog 5 star ac models are efficient in cooling

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

      Hi Gaurav,

      The EER of this model is 3.55 which is good. It has PCF which is aluminium condenser. It also uses R290 which is highly energy efficient, but is similar to LPG (so it is flammable).

  • shreya

    hi sir,
    which ac is good hitachi 3 star interverter model or voltas inverter model or hitach 5 star rated one??

  • Ashish Lambat

    hi Sir,
    I bought 1.5 ton bluestar 5CNHWPAFU inverter ac with 4.75 ISEER and 5 star rating in inverter model…very good performance and energy efficient….why bluestar is not in your list…..@ 49000 with installation

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

      Blue Star is not there in BEE’s official online list yet and that is why it is not there on our list: https://www.beestarlabel.com/SearchCompare/Searchandcompare ….. as for star ratings, we trust BEE’s list more than what the manufacturers mention.

  • mukesh

    I want to buy hitachi kashikoi 5400 I 1.5 Ton invertor ac

  • Suri

    I wanna buy a 1/1.5 ton
    Split AC within range of 40000.can u recommend me some ?

  • sunil

    hlo sir plz hlp me i am looking for 3 star 1.5 ac which company model is best for me my budget is 38000.rply plzz

  • Sumit

    Hi, i am looking for a ac , my locality is very hot near about 45 degree c, my room size is 10x12x11, which one is better for me, is carrier ac is good?

  • Gurpreet Singh Bindra

    Sir ,
    I want to purchase 1.5 ton inverter ac with best cooling performance, efficiency & build quality . Help me choose from o general , hitachi , Daikin & Mitsubishi heavy

  • Gurpreet Singh Bindra

    I want to purchase 1.5 ton inverter ac with best cooling performance, efficiency & build quality for long life. Please suggest I am confused between hitachi , o general , Daikin & Mitsubishi heavy

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

      Brand wise all of the brands you have listed have good quality. In fact O General and MHI would be most robust (not that Hitachi and Daikin would be bad). But the most energy efficient models you would get in Hitachi. Daikin and MHI would be equivalent in efficiency. General is lower on efficiency a bit. So if you want everything, then MHI would be a good choice. But if energy efficiency is your top priority, then Hitachi or may be Daikin would be good. Make sure that the brand has good service in your area.

    • Gurpreet Singh Bindra

      Is hitachi kashikoi 5400i is equivalent to cooling performance and build quality of Mhii inverter ac?

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

      The rated cooling capacity of both the models (KAshikoi 5400i and MHI model) is the same. So cooling performance would be same. Energy efficiency of Hitachi Kashikoi model is much higher, so it will consume much less electricity to deliver same cooling performance. Build wise MHI would be marginally better than Hitachi.

    • Gurpreet Singh Bindra

      Which Mhii inverter model you suggest?

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

      MHI has only one model SRK18YL-S

  • Aditya Khandale

    Hi Abhishek,

    I have narrowed down to 1.5 ton 3 star 183 SY Voltas AC and 1 ton 5 star 125 MY as I want to buy 2 AC’s based on the availability in my locality.
    Are the models good what would you suggest?
    Kind Regards,
    Aditya

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

      Voltas as a brand is really good. It has copper condensers. But in general we have observed that within a star rating (3 star or 5 star), their energy efficiency is on the lower side. Each Star rating is a range of energy efficiency. A BEE 5 star rating is given to a model that has EER of 3.5 and above. Models from Hitachi, etch would have EER of 3.8-3.9 … but Voltas would be 3.51 (which is just bare minimum to be rated as BEE 5 star). But then they are not too expensive as well. So that is where they compensate. And most people just look at star rating and do not know much about EER. So people feel that they are getting equally efficient AC at a cheaper rate.

  • Atul Bhanot

    hi Team,
    I want to buy 1.5 ton split A.C and i am really confused between O General and Mitsubishi heavy A.C . Can you please suggest me which one would be a better choice considering their durability and cooling efficiency . I bought a Voltas A.c a couple of years back and i’m not much satisfied with it’s cooling and build quality . I have considered buying ogeneral ASGA18FTTA model or ASGA18FETA model . If u can suggest me a better choice it would be of a great help to me. I can also consider other brands if you suggest me a good one.
    looking forward to hearing from you ASAP
    Thanks.

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

      OGeneral and MHI both are quite robust and have good build quality. Energy efficiency is better in MHI. So I would suggest that you go for MHI models. Rest you can calculate the required star rating using the calculator above.

    • Atul Bhanot

      Thanks for such a helpful feed back . I would really appriciate if you can let know some of the good models from MHI which i can consider.

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

      MHI SRK18YL- S would be their best 1.5 ton AC.

  • Simran

    Sir
    1.5ton split ac among general ,carrier ,mistubishi electric or heavy industry, daikin or hitachi
    Which in best in cooling power consumption and for years

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

      These all are good brands. Hitachi Kahsikoi 5400i model is the most energy efficient AC model being sold in India.

  • karthick asokan

    Sir, Thank you so much for you valuable inputs. Is there any mosquito repellent Acs ? Are the really effective ?

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

      LG does sell models with mosquito repellant. What I have seen is that mosquitoes thrive in hot and humid climate. They are generally less in a cold air conditioned room.

  • Saurabh Rana

    hello Abhishek,

    Thanks for your suggestions. i am planing to purchase a AC with inverter tech i lives in ghaziabad electricity tripping is too much kindly suggest which brand & model u ll suggest for me.

  • SURESH

    hi

  • sajith

    sir

    please suggest me which ac better voltas 123ex 1 ton or panasonic yc12rky3 1 ton. both are 3star. please help me to choose one. location bangalore. 10 X 11 feet room. not the top most floor.

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

      To check the size, I would suggest that you use the calculator above.

  • sajith

    sir
    please suggest me which ac better voltas 123ex 1 ton or panasonic yc12rky3 1 ton. both are 3star. please help me to choose one

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

      Panasonic model is more energy efficient. Brand wise both are good. Just check in your locality which one has better service.

  • Unni

    HI Abhishek

    Your review has been good

    Could you please help me to pick the best one the list below. these are the models available in our area at the moment
    Room size is 180 sqft, and will be using 5-6 hrs daily. and would like to go for copper one

    godrej gsc 18 fga5 wog 5 star
    Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star 183 SY
    daikin 1.5 ton 3 star
    carrier CACS18SU3C3 1.5 ton 3 star

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

      You can check the calculator above to see if 1.5 ton is sufficient for your room or not. If you were fine with Aluminium then Godrej model is the most efficient. Otherwise if you want copper then I would suggest Daikin 3 star model.

    • satyajit

      how do i distinguish between copper ac and alloy ac . kindly let me know which brands only make copper ac. in 1.5 tons

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

      Copper and Alloy are the same thing. You should look at the type of condenser, if it is Parallel Flow Condenser (PFC) or Multi Channel Flow Condenser then it is alluminium. If it has tube and fins, then it is copper.

      Hitachi, Daikin, General, Mitusbishi Heavy, Voltas (99%), Lloyd, Videocon (99%) are brands that mostly make copper condenser. Rest all have mix of copper and aluminium. Samsung and LG have mostly aluminium.

    • Unni

      I am looking for copper model . and how about godrej 1.5 gsc 18 npz rwou model ? found a better deal.

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

      This model has EER of 3.1 which is still low compared to the Daikin model.

  • Venkatesh

    Sir I want to know the difference between hitachi KASHIKOI 3200I (RAU312AWEA) and hitachi TOUSHI PRO 3200I (RAU312KWEA) which one is best both are inverter model 3 star rating but the price is difference kashikoi model is 2500 rupees greater than toushi model so I little bit confused so tell what can I do and which one is suit for me kindly need your answer sir

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

      HI Venkatesh,

      Kashikoi model has extra sensors to optimize cooling and energy consumption when people in the room are sleeping. That makes it a bit more energy efficient at night. And that is why it is expensive.

  • Aditya Khandale

    Hi Abhishek,
    Firstly thank you for all the valuable information which you are providing. When I got down to research for buying an AC I got more confused but thanks to this forum which cleared most of my doubts. However I still need your help here as I have few concerns.
    I have finally zeroed down to voltas and have to buy 2 AC’s One with 1.5 ton and other with 1 ton both having 5 star ratings. Also AC’s with copper condenser. In your other reviews you have mentioned that all voltas AC’s are with copper condenser however when I checked in Vijay sales a model having 5 star with 1.5 ton AC was having Alloy condenser. Hence request you to please help me in suggesting the models with the said requirement. Also budget for 1.5 ton is 35K+/- and 1 ton 30K+/-
    Best Regards,
    Aditya

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

      Alloy condenser is copper condenser.

    • Aditya Khandale

      thanks abhishek :)

  • md nazeem

    anyone has idea abt the customer care for hitachi split ac in hyderabad. is their service prompt . i am asking this as even on their dealer page many phone numbers are wrong and their live chat service doesnt work even during working hours. will their after sales service be the same?

  • Prateek Kabra

    Which ac is best in 1.5 ton can you please suggest me i am confused between samsung Lloyd lg voltas…..shopkeeper says samsung is much better than lg and Volta for residential and therefore i am very confused.

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

      Samsung and LG would have the most energy efficient models amongst the brands you have mentioned. But they would be multijet which would be aluminium condenser. Voltas and Lloyd would have copper condenser. If you are not near a water body, LG and Samsung would work great.

  • Jaydeep

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am Planning to Purchase Lloyd LS19A3GR model, Give some review for the same AC.

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

      Lloyd is a decent brand. They have all copper models. This AC is BEE 3 star with EER of 3.24 with R410A gas.

  • Kshitij Aggarwal

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am planning to buy 3 ACs for my home in Delhi:
    1 Split ACs (Inverter with high energy rating) for a room 20X10X10ft approx
    2 window ACs (Inverter with high energy rating) for two rooms of 10X10X10ft each

    It would be great if you suggest best models based on efficiency, reliability, smooth functioning and after sales support.

    Thanks.

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

      There is no inverter technology in Window ACs. In fact Window ACs have the oldest technology and Manufacturers are trying to phase them out. You won’t even get high efficiency ACs in window.

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

      Hello Mr Aggarwal,

      I would strongly suggest that you look at Calculator, FAQ and list of top ACs on this link on our website: http://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

      It will help you choose the right size, right star rating and right model/brand of AC for your room.

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

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

      As for brand, I would suggest that you look at our perception of various brands on these two links:

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

      http://www.bijlibachao.com/sp_faq/which-brand-is-good

    • Kshitij Aggarwal

      Thanks Abhishek for the guidance. After making the calculations with the provided tool, I went to various dealers but most of them did not have 2T inverter model available. Only one dealer had the following in stock:

      Samsung AR24KV5HBWK 2 Tonn @ ₹51000
      Samsung (Triangle Design) AR24KV5NBWK 2 Tonn @ ₹59800
      Hitachi RAU324AWEA 2 Tonn @ ₹54000
      Daikin FTKH60R161 1.8 Tonn (I am not sure if I noted the correct model number) @ ₹53000

      Also, the dealer agreed to reduce the price once I finalise the model and in addition would buyback my 13 year old Samsung split 1.5 Tonn AC for ₹3500. Out of these four I am inclined towards Hitachi for my room 20ftX10ftX10ft. Please let me know if it is a reasonable deal.

      For 1 tonn machines in another two rooms of 10ftX10ftX10ft each I was thinking to go for Hitachi 511 KUD @ 25000 or Hitachi 311 KUD @ ₹22800 but spilt ACs would be easier to install given the building structure and house location at 2nd floor. The dealer suggested Samsung AR12KV5HBTR @ ₹37,200 and Godrej 18TSZ5 @ ₹34000. This seems out of budget for me as I was planning the amount to not cross 1L for all three machines. Please suggest any alternatives to the models suggested by the dealer. Also, does going for inverter AC for 10ftX10ftX10ft room (with 4-5 hrs per night usage at max.) makes little sense?

      Once again thanks a lot for your advice.

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

      Amongst the 2 ton models you have listed. Samsung (Triangle Design) AR24KV5NBWK 2 Tonn is the most energy efficient. I would not suggest going for Daikin FTKH series as it is not very efficient. The other two models (Samsung AR24KV5HBWK and Hitachi RAU324AWEA) would have similar efficiency. As for the smaller room I think 0.75 ton inverter AC would be good enough for it. Bluestar CNHW09CAF ( http://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B00U24Z0XG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=3626&creative=24822&creativeASIN=B00U24Z0XG&linkCode=as2&tag=bijlbach-21 ) …. else you can go for 1 ton AC that fits in your budget. I would suggest using our calculator to check the right star rating based on your city, room size and usage.

    • Kshitij Aggarwal

      Thanks Abhishek.
      I think Hitachi would be better since it has copper coils (Samsung would have aluminium coils since similar previous models mention it) and would mean low cost in case of any problem in future. Thank you for your valuable advice.

  • Aditya Khandale

    Hi Abhishek,

    Firstly thank you for this extensive knowledge and material which you are sharing. When i got down for my research about AC’s, I actually gor more confused. So finally i stumbled upon this site and got to know many more things but still I have to clear doubts hence asking you the questions.

    I want to buy 2 Split Ac’s one 1 ton and other 1.5 ton both in 5 star rating category. I have also zeroed down on voltas (please suggest if you think of any other than voltas). Also i want it to be copper condenser. When i researched it is even more confusing, it says pre coated aluminium fins. Not sure which are copper and which are aluminium.

    Could you please help me in deciding a good ac with copper coils in voltas budget around 35K +/- in 1.5 ton and 30k +/- in 1 ton in 5 star rating for both. Looking forward for your reply.

    Thanks
    Aditya

  • Rizwan

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am planning to buy 1.5 ton Inverter AC. For which I have zeroed 2 Brands i.e

    1. Voltas All Star Inverter AC(This is a new model AC from Voltas launched a week ago it has below Features:

    1. Two-Stage Inverter Compressor Technology Most Energy Efficient with EER value 3.70

    2. First Inverter AC with 3 star rating

    3. Cools at 52 C

    4. Super silent operation cools silently at 18dB(A)

    Advance Air Purifier

    5. 130 left & right swing 180 up & down swing which cools room uniformly

    6. Automatic Humidity Control

    7. Blue Fin Anti Corrosive Coating

    8. Ultra Low frequency Torque control

    9. Precise Control of Compressor RPM

    10. Automatic operation in overload Conditions

    11. UHF Flux- Weaking Control

    12. ORC Technology for high compressor durability & refrigerant efficiency

    13. Wide operating voltage rangeof 185v to 260v

    Price of Voltas All Star Inverter AC: 45,000(am getting it with this price from local dealer)

    2. LG BSA18IMA SMART INVERTER AC WITH BELOW FEATURES:

    1. 3M Micro Protection filter & Dual Protection filter

    2. MOSQUITO AWAY

    3. 4 WAY SWING

    4. HIMALAYA COOL

    5. MICRO DUST PROTECTION FILTER

    6. MONSOON COMFORT

    7. AUTO CLEAN

    8. MULTI FLOW CONDENSER

    Price: Around 46000-48000

    3. The Lower version of the ABOVE MODEL is LGBSA18IBE which have features alike above except below features

    MOSQUITO AWAY(not there)

    4 WAY SWING(not there)

    HIMALAYA COOL(not there)

    Price: 46,000(getting from local dealer)

    These I have Finalised, As My budget for Inverter AC was only 46,000, Request you to suggest if I can go for any of the model I have listed above or is there any other Models available with other brands like Hitachi or daikin with similar features pricing around 46,000 for an inverter AC.

    If I have an option to get an Inverter AC in Voltas & LG within budget of 46,000. Which one among the above between Voltas New Model(All Star Ac) or LG BSA18IMA SMART INVERTER AC WHICH WILL BE GOOD AMONG THESE TWO

    AWAITING YOUR VALUABLE FEEDBACK

    Many Thanks,
    Rizwan

  • md nazeem

    i would like to purchase a 2t split fixed speed ac. i have narrowed it down to voltas 245 dy and hitachi rau 524avd. but there is a price difference of approx 5,000. i wanted to know if there is any particular reason for this huge diff in the price. i stay in hyderabad and the cost of voltas is 45-46,000 whereas hitach model costs around 51500.
    how is the difference in performance b/w these 2 acs. i have seen tht both are 5 star acs and the cooling of hitachi is slightly higher and slightly better eer . any inputs on this is appreciated.
    thanks.

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

      Hitachi is a Japanese brand, known for reliability and durability. Voltas is a brand by Tata. Even in cars, you know the reason why a Toyota or a Honda is more pricey than Tata cars. Same is over here. Efficiency wise Hitachi model is just 2-3% more energy efficient. Hitachi has low derating (periodic decrease in energy efficiency). Hitachi would have slightly more reliability and durability. But if cost is a concern then you may go for Voltas as even Voltas is a good brand I would say.

    • md nazeem

      thanks for ur input abhishek.

  • Deepak

    Hi Abhishek, i had written earlier too, would highly appreciate if you could help me in deciding a 1.5 t 5star ac for my residence. Have zeroed down on Whirlpool 3D Kool. My query is regarding the brand, build quality of whirlpool ac’s and after sales service. Look forward to hearing from you.

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

      I have personally used Whirlpool in the past. They are a great brand. I never had any bad experience with it. But service is very location specific. It is also person dependent. If the technician assigned to you does not turn out good then you cannot do much. So it all depends. I never had bad experience with Whirlpool and they do make good products.

  • Aritra Saha

    Hi Abhishek,

    First of all I would like to thank you for sharing so much knowledge about Air Conditioners.
    I am from Kolkata. After doing some research about inverter ACs and looking at he top 10 list above I am really inclined towards Daikin FTKM/ATKM/DTKM models . But unfortunately this model is unavailable in Kolkata right now. Visited a lot of stores and some recommended for Carrier Superia Inverter AC . This AC has some really cool feature like FOLLOW ME (When this feature gets activated the room sensor of air conditioner gets replaced by the inbuilt room sensor of remote control. Hence, the air conditioner will control the room temperature based on the temperature around the remote control.)
    But I didn’t find the COP / EER of this anywhere. Is this model better than Daikin FTKP/ FTKH models in terms of energy efficiency ?
    Another question is do Daikin indoor units have temperature display on them ?

    I am really confused should I go for this Carrier inverter AC ? (there are some really negative user reviews over shopping sites, as they say Carrier is a failure in inverter AC segment).

    Many thanks in advance.

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

      Hi Aritra,

      Daikin FTKH is not very energy efficient. And I would say the same for Carrier Superia (their specs are on this pdf: http://carriermideaindia.com/downloads/carrier-ac-catlogue.pdf ). Daikin FTKP is a great model. I think you can go for it for sure.

    • Aritra Saha

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for your quick reply.
      I spoke with local Daikin Solution Plaza here and they said that they have a newer model FTKC (standard inverter model from Thailand).
      I found out that FTKC has better COP(3.6 > 3.46) than FTKP model, also has better looks.

      Should I go for FTKC instead of FTKP ? My concern is since FTKC is Thai model I might face problem in future because of unavailability of Thailand based parts in case the AC gets damaged.

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

      FTKC is also equally good. You can certainly go for it. I don’t think they would have issues with parts.

  • Ashwin Kumar

    Hello Abhishek Jain
    We live in hyderabad in apartments on top floor where we get direct sunlight
    according to the calculator it shows us to buy 1 ton ac
    Accordingly we tried to get hitachi kashikoi 54oo / 5300 acs in hyderabad
    unfortunately they donot have new model acs in hyderabad they have only last year models
    I missed an opportunity when hitachi was selling their acs directly from their eshop website of 1 ton kashikoi 5400/5300 before we took a decision
    now they are not selling 1 ton acs online
    since they are not available i was looking for your last year recommended models but was unable to find them in this post’s comments section where i asked you a query last year and u recommended some particular models
    can u pls repost those list of last year ac models so that i can look into them and buy them because i want to go only for either hitachi or daikin (inverter only)
    daikin models are quite confusing as to their naming to select one

    another query
    some of my relatives friend who is a dealer in acs suggested mitsubishi MSGK13VA for 38800 plus installation and delivery charges
    i could not find out whether it is an inverter ac or not
    if not the price seems to be a little higher also considering we know him personally he may reduce the price a little bit
    should we go for this model ?

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

      Mitsubishi MS-GK13VA is a BEE 5 star rated fixed speed AC. It is not an inverter technology air conditioner. You can also consider Daikin FTKM35/DTKM35/ATKM35 or Daikin FTKP35/DTKP35/ATKP35. If you want Mitsubishi then Mitsubishi Heavy model SRK13YL-S is also highly energy efficient (better than Daikin models).

  • Ram

    Hello Abhishek,
    As per the calculator, I need a 1.2 tonne split AC for one room and 1 tonne split for other. Could you please suggest the best models for less than 35K. I live in Nashik. Thanks:)

  • vishal

    hello sir will I help me ….we had 10×10 bedroom so which a.c. should we bought which has a good low electricity consumption….we had choices Lloyds 1 ton ac 5 star or other please Guide us.. usage of a.c. is more than 13 hrs /day.

  • Kumar

    Hi Abhishek,
    Thanks for your blog and providing valuable information. I was looking for inverter split AC 1 ton, dealer said only daikin DTKP35QRV16 model available with price 42K.
    Could you please let me know how this particular model ? Does it worth to spend 42K for daikin DTKP35QRV16? model ?
    It would be really great if you could provide any feedback on this model

    thanks,
    Kumar

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

      Daikin DTKP is a great model and absolutely value for money.

    • kumar

      thanks abhishek

  • Satya

    nsatya

  • Hemanth

    Does inverter ac really need a stabilizer.

  • ludwig17

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thanks to you and the bijlibachao team for this wonderful site providing valuable information. I am looking at buying three ACs for three rooms in my apartment. I live in an apartment on 4th floor in a 7 floor building, Delhi location and none of the rooms have direct sun facing walls. I have shortlisted below ACs:

    – Hitachi 2T Split Fixed Speed “RAU524IVD aka ZUNOH 5300F” 5 Star (for living room 20’x14′, 600 hours usage per year), Some ‘General’ Stabilizer Copper 5kVA (Dealer is providing ‘General’ make Stabilizer), Has iClean feature
    – Hitachi 1.5T Split Inverter “RAU518AWEA aka KASHIKOI 5200I” 5 Star (for bedroom 14’x10′, 1600 hours usage per year), Some ‘General’ Stabilizer Copper 4kVA, No iClean (only clean indicator)
    – Voltas 1T window “123LYE” 3 Star (for study room 10’x10′, 800 hours usage per year), V-Guard 4kVA. My window slot height is 14.9″ so I can opt for 15″ or lesser height ACs only

    I have below listed questions:

    1. Is my selection appropriate based on quality, service and usage? Please advice if you have any suggestion.
    2. IS the iClean feature worth having (RAU524IVD)? If yes then would it be a better to go for iClean model RAU518IWEA instead of RAU518AWEA for the bedroom?
    3. Is Hitachi Service good? Heard that their service is not as good as quality of their product. Don’t know how much is this true!
    4. Which stabilizer is better – Copper or Aluminium? General or V-Guard? Any suggestion on best available one?
    5. Does Inverter AC RAU518AWEA need a stabilizer? Dealer is saying no need for stabilizer for inverter AC. Power supply fluctuation is not really there at my location but I don’t want to take any chances. Also, does stabilzer take care of surge?

    Many Thanks for your help!

    Ludwig
    Delhi
    NOTE: I have posted above one on the “Air Conditioners with Inverter technology can help save electricity” thread as well.

  • NARSING RAO Dasi

    Purchased blue star inverter type ac cool only, what is it rating etc.

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

      Blue star has not got a BEE star rating for any of its inverter AC models yet.

  • Hemanth

    Abhishek,can u please tell me about Godrej GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG condenser and is there any completes about this ac.

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

      I have not heard of any complaints for this AC. This AC is BEE 5 star rated inverter AC model from Godrej. It uses PFC condenser which is aluminium. But it is provided with corrosion protection and godrej gives 5 years warranty on the condenser. The model uses R290 gas.

  • Hemanth

    I am planning to buy godrej GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG inverter ac.Does this one really need a stabilizer.

  • Rahul Kansara

    Which Brand split inverter AC is the best to buy for home user, factors considering longevity and low maintenance?
    Hitachi, o general, daikin or mitsubish

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

      All the brands you have mentioned are highly durable. Hitachi, Daikin, Mitsubishi have high energy efficiency models. You can go for anyone of them which provides better service in your area.

  • ravi

    Sir, why Hitachi ac having more consumer complaints about service after sales, plz suggest good Ac after sales@ Hyderabad, 1 ton inverter split Ac, cost around 45k to50k

  • pawan sharma

    Hi Abhishek,
    I’m looking to buy a window ac. From your calculator and EER data, I’m considering between Hitachi RAW511KUD and BlueStar 5W12GA models. Which one would have good anti-corrosion condenser ? If there’s any other model which has very strong anti-corrosion condenser do let me know.
    Thanks,

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

      Both Hitachi and Blue Star have anti corrosion coating. Hitachi window ACs models are more energy efficient.

  • Rizwan

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am Looking for a Decent AC and below are room dimensions

    Room Size:14’9”*13′

    Height Of Room:10- 11 feet

    City:Hyderabad

    Floor:Top Floor(5th floor which is last floor)

    Sunlight Direction:West

    Windows Direction:South & West(2 windows)

    NO.Of People occupying:2

    NO.Of lights:1

    with the above dimensions I have used bijlibachao calculator which suggests

    Size of Regular AC that I need:1.75 ton

    Size of Inverter AC that I need:1.8 ton

    but the above suggestion would be too expensive for me if I go for 1.75 ton regular 5 star AC

    My Requirements and Budget is mentioned below:

    1. 1/1.2Tonn Split AC, BEE 5 Star rated non inverter AC or Inverter AC with Decent EER?

    2. With Copper Coils

    3. With Corrosion Protection Technology

    4.Usage is Between 600-700 hours in a year

    5. Good After Sales service and support in Hyderabad.

    6. Budget : 35000-45000 INR.

    Request your advise in choosing Good Brand AC with above requirements, Would be thankful if you can suggest me few options with the above requirements

    Thanks In Advance

  • Abhinav

    I want a 2.0 ton split hot and cold ac. What are your suggestions? I live in a small town where not all brnds are available. I have shortlisted between o,general and Hitachi. Which is better?

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

      Hitachi has more energy efficient models.

  • Krishnamohan

    Hi Abhishek Ji, I am from Hyderabad. Our master bed room dimensions are (12(L)x 12(B)x 12(H)). I have Godrej split ac (1.5T, bought in 2007) which used to be excellent is having some problem from the time we have shifted. Please suggest me a very good AC to fit our room and should be energy saving also. I can afford up to 40K max. Thank you.

  • Mallikharjuna

    Hi
    Iam living in Ongole is a costal area and sea is 15 km away from my town and my room messurements are 12.5* 12 ft and my budget is 30k for 1.5 ton split invterter 5 star rating a.c can you please suggest me any good and trusted braded acs thanks

  • Venkatesh

    Sir first I thank for your kind help for selecting correct split ac today I see two models in hitachi 1 ton inverter 312AWEABUT 3 star price 44000 and hitachi 518AVD 1.5 ton 5 star price 47000 dealer say u can buy inverter model but my budget is 40000 I am little bit confused extra 4000 only if I get best in class that amount is doesn’t matter please tell your valuable comments otherwise any other model is best for me my room square feet is 140 I am waiting for your valuable comments and what is the difference between inverter 5 star and 3 star thank you

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

      Hello Mr Venkatesh,

      I would suggest you to use the calculator given above on this page. It takes in following inputs: City, Rooms Size, Room Location, Your annual usage. It then calculates the tonnage required for your room, suggested type of AC (inverter/non inverter), and gives an approximate calculation of annual electricity consumption and electricity costs that you would have to pay (based on cost of electricity in your city).

      However, to add to the comment, a BEE 3 star rated inverter AC would just be marginally better than BEE 5 star rated fixed speed AC. And if you are getting an inverter AC cheaper than BEE 5 star rated fixed speed AC then I think it would be better. Inverter ACs are certainly much better.

  • ash

    Dear Abhishek

    I live in chennai. Since we live very close to the beach, the coils of our window ac took a beating since it did not have any anti corrossion coating.Now i have decided to go in for a 1 ton inverter ac.
    I have shortlisted two. They are Voltas 123V MY and LLoydLS13VI. Their price tag is 31K. Do both of them have anti corossion coating? In this range (around 30K), are they my best choices?
    Kindly advice

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

      Voltas does have corrosion protection.

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

      In around 30K, those are the best that you can get. I would rate Voltas as a brand higher compared to Lloyd.

  • NARSING RAO Dasi

    interested to buy 3 star inventor ac around 45 k with low maintenance cost yearly, please suggest one

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

      Try models from Voltas.

  • Aanand P

    sir,
    as per the tonnage calculator the suggestion was to go for 1T for 1 room and 0.75T for the second room. Dealer was telling me that Daikin 0.75T was not readily available and difficult to get in Chennai. So i have gone for both 1T Daikin inverter ac ATKP35RRV16. By using 1T in second room, will the purpose of installing an inverter ac is defeated?

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

      Oversizing inverter AC is not a problem at all. In fact it is better. So there should be no issues at all. Oversizing is a problem with fixed speed ACs.

  • Sunny Singh

    Hello Sir,

    I stay in Coastal area and the calculator says I need 1 ton AC for my bedroom. My friend has suggested LS13A3LP model of LLOYD AC. He takes care of servicing as well. Can you please let me know if I should go for this? I will be using AC at least 4 months in a year, and at least 6 hours in that period. Eagerly awaiting your reply

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

      Hello Sunny,

      I would suggest to use the calculator above to figure out if 1 ton AC with BEE 3 star rating would be suitable for you or not. I cannot comment on that because to figure out the right size and star rating, one needs to know the city (as it helps find the cost of electricity), size of the room and location of the room to find the right size. And the calculator does that properly. It takes in the size of your room, city, usage, etc and suggests you right tonnage and star rating (based on all the factors mentioned above). It will also tell you the approximate cost of electricity that you would pay per year if you use a specific tonnage and star rating.

      As for Lloyd. It is a budget brand (just like Micromax in phones). Its specs are good, but I would not rate it high on reliability (other brands have better make). But then those brands are expensive and so it depends a lot on your budget and your need.

  • Devendra

    Hi Abhishesk, How about WALL MOUNTED TYPE, INVERTER, R410A, FTXR SERIES (HEAT PUMP) this model from DAIKIN? I am looking for bedroom 100-125 size.

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

      Well it is a Hot and Cold Inverter AC. Highly energy efficient and Daikin is a great brand. If you want to buy an AC that can heat the room in winters, then it would be a good buy. Heat pump ACs are good for locations with extreme cold climate in winters. They are especially quite useful to replace room heaters as they provide more comfort with much lesser cost. But if you are not using room heaters, then you would be adding room heating usage in winters (or if you do not need room heating in winters, then you do not need to but a hot and cold AC).

  • Senthil Kumar

    Hi! I live in Chennai. I would like to fix a 2 ton split AC in the living room. Currently I am using Daikin 1.5 ton in three bed rooms. I’ve no problem in the past two years. But I heard that there are some issues in Daikin AC 2 ton capacity.So i have a hesitation in going for Daikin split AC 2 ton.
    Pl. suggest a good brand and model of 2 ton AC to be fitted in living room.

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

      I have not heard of any complaints for Daikin’s 2 ton AC. This is the first time I am hearing anything like this. You can look at the list of top ten ACs mentioned above and can select 2 ton list in the same.

  • Sarfaraz

    Thank you Abhishek,

    1) I enquired regarding LG ACs and it seems not all models of LG have Copper Condenser. The only one I could find was LSA5SU3A. Please advise if this is correct. Also, please confirm if this would be a better option than LSA5NP3A1, which is a non-Copper condenser unit.

    2) Whats the diff between ATC and DTC series of Daikin. Which one is better? Is Daiking better option than LG?

    Regards,

    Sarfaraz

    • Sarfaraz

      Also, I have been told by the dealer that LSA5NP3A1 has Alloy condenser and not Alluminium. If it’s true, what diff does it make? Is is any beneficial than Copper? Thank you !

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

      Alloy is typically used for copper condenser.

  • Saurabh Tiwari

    hi Sir, I am planning to buy 1.5 Ton 5 star window AC, please suggest which model is best -Hitachi RAW518KUDZ1 OR Blue star 1.5 5W18GA…? Apart from this also suggest what is diffrence between hitachi 1.5 ton model- RAW518KUDZ1 and RAW518KUD …..??

    For which i should go?? Awaiting for your guidance.

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

      Hitachi has more energy efficient models in 1.5 ton window AC. RAW518KUD is not there on hitachi website. They only have RAW518KUDZ1

    • Saurabh Tiwari

      Thank u Abhishek Ji, Both AC’s are avilable in snapdeal.
      which AC’s should i have take- RAW518KUDZ1 OR RAW518KUD…..and whats diffrence between both model….?

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

      I am not sure about the difference. As I said only one of the model is there on Hitachi site. I can only use Hitachi site for spec comparison.

  • Kaushik Das

    Hello Abhishek and Bijli Bachao Team,

    Love how you are spreading awareness and attending to every query personally. I have a query.

    I have a 250 sq. ft room with 11 ft. height on 1st Floor with large windows facing East and South. My budget is maximum 50-55k. I will be using during summers mainly 4-5 months max 8-10 hrs a day(not daily). I live in Kolkata.

    According to your calculator it is suggesting 2 ton Inverter AC (but other sites are recommending 1.5 ton for 250 sq. ft.) and am confused among the Daikin,Sharp,Hitachi,O General,Panasonic,Voltas and Mitsubishi Brands. I am finding that Daikin ACs have good acceptance everywhere. But some users are complaining since Daikin has moved manufacturing here in India and models now are inferior.Sharp after being acquired by Foxconn is also facing problems of ASS(After Sales Service) and now their indigenous models are not of the same quality as before.Hitachi and O General have mixed reviews.Panasonic is affordable, but am confused about their ASS and cooling performance and efficiency. I read that Mitsubishi have good inverter models and but skeptical about their ASS.

    My requirements are good cooling,very low consumption costs, low maintenance (full copper coiling and condenser is a must).I will be using it for a long long time( min. 5 years).Do I require stabilizer for 2 ton? My area doesn’t have such fluctuations.

    Please suggest.

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

      Hi Kaushik,

      Firstly I doubt that a 1.5 ton AC would be right sized for 250 sq ft room. And from right sized I mean that it can bring down the temperature to at least 24-25. If you put a 1.5 ton AC in 250 sq ft room, at best it would cool up to 28 degrees (or so). Even 28 is comfortable, but all depends on what you need.

      As for the brand, from your comments it seems you are looking for a perfect brand, but trying to decide on it based on feedback online. Believe me no brand is “Perfect” and if you try to look at ratings of various brands on Mouthshut, you will find at best a 3 (out of 5) rating for any brand. Mostly it would be 2-2.5. The reason is that it is impossible to satisfy everyone. And there would be some issues here and there.

      Now based on my experience (from feedback from people, observations, etc), I have realized that Daikin is the least problematic brand. Not that it does not have any issues. And “Make In India” is one of the biggest complaint that I get from people about Daikin. Which makes me wonder, are we bad at making things in India, or do we not trust things made in India. Why is it that suddenly a brand turns bad just because it is “Made in India”?

      Brands that are made outside India do not have that kind of sales volumes or service network that can compete with brands that are made in India on service. And any brand that increases sales volume has to make in India (otherwise what volume can they make outside India and sell here). And then those that make outside have good quality but then we hear issues about their service (as I guess servicemen and Indian :) ).

      Bottomline, from efficiency perspective Daikin, Hitachi, Sharp, Mitsubishi have high energy efficiencies.

      From make perspective I believe that Daikin, Hitachi, General, Mitsubishi have very good make. Panasonic and Voltas would be comparable.

      From service perspective, Voltas, Hitachi and Daikin would have larger service network (However I have heard complaints about Hitachi Service).

      But both Daikin and Hitachi models would be mostly made in India.

      Daikin, Hitachi, General, Voltas, Mitsubishi all models are 100% copper. With others you have to check the specification of the model.

      As for stabilizer, you need it only if you have voltage fluctuations. And then again inverter ACs do not get damaged but just reduce output at low voltage.

  • Hari

    I’m bit confused. Samsung has inbuilt stabilizer.Is it safe having the inbuilt stabilizer without external stabilizer? One Samsung Ac have some poly or something condensing has Anti corrosive durofin coat and another samsung has copper Condensing, Panasonic also have copper.These are the models Samsung AR18JC3UFUQ, AR18JC3JAMV ,Panasonic YC18RKY, VIDEOCON VSA53. Which one should i buy ? Or any other good models under 40k 1.5ton with good ASS. Thank You !

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

      All appliances that claim to have inbuilt stabilizer, DO NOT have any stabilizer. They just have high input voltage range. A regular AC would have input voltage range of 200-240V while one with high input voltage range may have input voltage range of 180-250V. These machines have inbuilt electronic circuits (also known as SMPS or switch mode power supply), which manages the input voltage. A stabilizer is a voltage transformer. SMPS technically is not a transformer. And SMPS will just stop working at low voltage and it will not damage the machine.

      That is why it is written that it has inbuilt stabilizer (because that is what people relate to). If your voltage goes below the input voltage range, then to make it work even at that voltage, you would need a stabilizer.

      Amongst the models you have listed, I would say Panasoni YC18RKY would be a safe choice. I am not sure about the ASS of various brands in your area. That is something that you will have to check with local dealers.

    • Hari

      Ty for the Reply. Is it possible to use external stabilizer for Samsung Inbuilt Stabilizer AC ? I’m from Hyderabad. Im not sure about the panasonic service but Samsung service very good.

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

      There is no harm in using external stabilizer with AC with inbuilt stabilizer. You just incur costs of electricity for running the stabilizer :).

  • J Jiwan Dhaliwal

    I want 2 ac
    Please guide me which 1 is best cost is not the matter room size is 12×12×10
    Only roof gets direct sunlight no walls gets direct sun light

  • Rajeesh

    Hi Abhishek can you explain, What is the difference between R32 and R410A Gas

  • Santosh Kumar Singh

    Hi Abhishek
    I live in Port Blair which is surrounded by sea. I want to buy a 1.5 ton split AC. Please suggest me a model which would be best for me. Santosh

  • Karthik

    Sir

    I am using a carrier ester 5 star 1.5 tonne AC for my bedroom (160 sq.ft – its on the topmost floor). My clarification is regarding the AC power Consumption. The current consumption marked in the AC unit is 1370 watts. I am using this AC in the night for about 7 hrs in average and from the EB readings I found out that this is AC is consuming 1 unit per hour – Is this normal consumption ? I just want to make sure that the cooling in room leaking somewhere is not causing the AC compressor to work too long. Thanks

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

      1 unit per hour sounds normal for the AC you have mentioned.

  • Easakimuthu Mookan

    What about VOLTAS , can you please inform me

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

      Voltas is a good Indian brand. It comes with the brand of TATA.

  • santh

    Hi Abhishek,

    I form Chennai can you help me for my queries below

    • Can you tell how to choose the ac if the room in ground floor and 1st floor, after the 1st floor its terrace?
    • 1st floor room size 15*13 room size can I go for 1 or 1.5 ton
    • Daily usage 8 hrs in summer (4 to 5 month)?
    • Need longer life and electricity consumption ac?
    • Budget under 40,000
    • What would you recommend tell the brand name with model number?

    Thx,
    Santh

  • David

    Hi..
    I would like to buy an a/c of 1.5 tonns that could be the best energy efficient and quality in the market..Also i am looking at the coils quality etc.One of my suggested me NOT TO BUY Invertor a/c .The point he is telling is that ,if there is any problem coming for the circuit board , its going to be too expensive.I am confused to this.Please suggest me one.

  • Sagar

    How is Blue Star 1 Ton Inverter R410A CNHW12SBF Split Air Conditioner?

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

      It is an old model by Bluestar. It is not there in their latest product catalogue ( http://www.bluestarindia.com/roomacs/pdf/Bluestar.pdf ). If it had got rated on BEE’s NEW star label scheme for inverter ACs, then it would have been BEE 2 or max 3 star rated. I would say it would be comparable in energy efficiency to a BEE 5 star rated non-inverter AC.

  • Chanmeet Singh

    Hi Abhishek, Can you give some highlights on Hitachi Toushi Pro 3200i 1.5 ton split inverter ac. My room size is 15*12*9 (Length*Breath*height). Can you tell me if the review of this model is good as can’t see this model in your list. Thanks in advance. Also as the length of this ac is lesser than normal 1.5 ton ac, will it effect the cooling part. Thanks in advance.

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

      Hi Chanmeet,

      Toushi Pro is a BEE 3 star rated Inverter AC. It does not appear in the list above because the list above is list of top 10 most energy efficient inverter ACs. It mostly has BEE 5 and 4 star rated inverter ACs. But rest assured, this model will be better than BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC. Hitachi is a good brand and comes with highly energy efficient ACs. And this model is a good one. Cooling depends on cooling capacity and will not depend on length of the AC.

      You can use the calculator given above on this page to check if 1.5 ton AC will be suitable or not.

    • Chanmeet Singh

      Thanks for the revert Abhishek.. :)

  • rahul roy

    Hi guys.. Please also add top 10 Window AC too.. (some people cannot choose splits due to other restrictions)

    btw- terrific work. keep it up. thanks for such great info.

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

      Hi Rahul,

      The list is there. If you go to the section on Top Ten Fixed Speed Air Conditioners, you will find window ACs as the last 3 options. However, window ACs are becoming kind of obsolete. Their energy efficiency numbers are low and manufacturers are slowly phasing them out (they are hardly adding any new models and there is no technology improvement in the same). The BEE levels of window ACs is 1 level lower, so a BEE 5 star rated window AC would be equal to BEE 4 star rated split AC. And on top of that you will find BEE 5 star rating only in 1.5 ton window AC. There are no options in 1 and 2 ton.

    • rahul roy

      Thanks for pointing it out. I missed it somehow.

  • Rezwan Hamid Riju

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thank you for the informative content. Have a query.

    Want to buy Sharp J tech inverter series for the bed room which is 144 sq ft. 1.5 ton is out of my budget. Will 1 ton be enough for the given size of my room?
    Do you have any opinion about the brand or model?

    Some info: The room is at 1st floor of 5 storied building and sunlight does not fall directly towards the room. The Sharp inverter model runs at 13000 BTU which means its slightly more than 1 ton. Sharp is marketing it as 1.1 Ton. And I have used the calculator which suggests me to go for 1.2 ton AC for both normal and inverter model.

    Also would like to know your opinion on Carrier inverter series ACs if you may.

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

      If the calculator suggest 1.2 ton for inverter then 1.1 ton should work well. I do not see major problems with that. A Sharp 1.1 ton AC would be a good choice.

      Carrier ACs are also quite good. We have not included them in the list above as their specifications for inverter ACs are not very clear. But in general it is a top brand.

    • Rezwan Hamid Riju

      Thank you for your reply. Bought Sharp J tech inverter 1.1 Ton for the room. So far ok. Jet cool mode cools the room nicely. But when shifted to eco mode (no 2) at 22 degree, room tends to get hot some point. Is it because of room size or its suppose to do so.

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

      At eco mode the AC will run at lower cooling capacity. If it is not comfortable, then do not use the same.

  • Kalpesh. K

    Hello Mr. Abhishek…

    Thanks a lot for the wonderful initiative.. Really appreciate your efforts for helping other layman’s in the decision making with your brilliant research..

    I am from Mumbai and have a living room of ~160 sft and a bedroom of ~120 sft.. Living on 1st floor of 7 storied building.. I am looking forward to buy 2 units of LG BSA12IBE 1 ton AC for both the rooms.. Do think it is a sensible choice.. Or is there any better alternative in the similar price range of ~35k…

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks,
    Kalpesh

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

      Hello Mr Kalpesh,

      1 ton inverter AC for 120 sq ft room is a perfect choice. For 160 sq ft, 1.2 ton or 1.3 ton would have been better (however you may check it using the calculator above). But in 35K you will not get 1.2 or 1.3 ton. In most cases the 1 ton inverter AC should work well for you living room as well (however it may fall short a bit in peak summers). From fall short I mean, it may not cool the room to less than 25 degrees. It may just cool it to 27-28 degrees, which is also quite comfortable. I use a 0.75 ton for my 120 sq ft room in Mumbai and it works awesome for me (as I do not prefer high cooling). And in the whole night it consumes just 2 units (in 8-9 hrs) and I keep it at 27.

    • Kalpesh. K

      Really thankful for your inputs, Sir..

      I did started my screening using the calculator above. But noticed couple issues finding a decent 1.2 ton and 0.75 ton models… One, the options for these size are very limited which makes it difficult to find a suitable one available in the market. Furthermore, the price difference for 1.2 and 1.5 ton (and even for 0.75 ton and 1 ton) ACs of most of the known brands are almost negligible. Ideally, I would still prefer a 0.75 and 1.2 ton models (as suggested by the calculator above). But considering the availability issue, I started contemplating opting for LG BSA18IBE (1.5 ton) model for a 160 sft living room and LG BSA12IBE (1 ton) model for 120 sft bedroom.

      Now coming down to usage, the one in living room (160 sft) would mostly be used for my parents, primarily during night (and occasionally during day time). Considering their age, I belive, 25-27° would seem to be more comfortable for them than 24° or less..

      Given the circumstances, do you think the above LG models are worth giving a shot… If not, I would request you to suggest the best possible alternatives… I can stretch the budget if need be.. 1 ton around 35k and 1.5 ton around 45k is still fine with me..

      Again, thank you very much for taking out time for your guidance.. Really appreciate..

      Thanks,
      Kalpesh

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

      Hello Mr Kalpesh,

      Oversizing is a problem in non inverter technology ACs, but not in inverter ACs. In fact in inverter ACs, oversizing can be beneficial as well (in terms of efficiency). By the way you can get 0.75 ton invereter AC in Sharp, Daikin, Panasonic. And can get 1.1/1.2 ton AC in Sharp, Mitsubishi, Voltas. But yes, the options are limited.

      Well if the calculator suggested you 1.2 ton inverter then going for 1.5 ton inverter would be perfectly fine. You can go for these LG models as they are decent ones (would be about BEE 4 star rated if rated on BEE’s standards). You can get Sharp 1.5 ton AC model or Daikin FTKP50 as well in your budget. They are also good model.

    • Kalpesh.K

      Hello Abhishek,

      Thanks for your detailed note.

      I looked out (online) for the products / brands you mentioned. However, noticed that most of the small capacity products are priced more or less same as their next best capacity variants.. If I read it right, considering that oversizing is beneficial in terms of efficiency for Inverter AC’s and also costs ball-park the same range, believe it would be more rationale to go with higher capacity.. !!

      Furthermore, I am not much of a technical person, but noticed LG offering 10 years Inverter Compressor warranty for these products (1 ton – BSA12IDE and 1.5 ton BSA18IDE) and hence got induced thinking, it should be a decent buy.

      Since you have been using LG for a long time (read it in your other replies), can you please share your experience –
      a) with respect to LG’s customer service in terms of installation, servicing etc..
      b) not being a 100% copper offerings, do you think these product could be relied upon..

      On a second thought, Carrier is offering 100% copper condensor, do you think Carrier 1 ton Octra and 1.5 ton Superia Plus K+ models are worth considering alternatives, given the budget I have… (other brands you mentioned appeared to be slightly above my budget).

      Again, thanking you in advance for your guidance.

      Regards,
      Kalpesh

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

      Hi Kalpesh,

      You can certainly go for an oversized Inverter AC. It would be a good option.

      As regarding LG, my personal experience with their installation was fine. I did not face any issues. I took the first free services but later I gave the service contract to an individual who does it for all my other ACs (from other brands as well). My AC is not a copper model, but it has worked well for all these years. However, I must add that I use that AC quite less as it is in my Living Room. I mostly use my Panasonic Inverter AC that is in the bedroom.

      Carrier is certainly a better brand and 100% copper is a great option.

  • Hemanshu Mehta

    I want to purchase 1 Ton window AC , which is best choice. Voltas or other

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

      Hitachi RAW511KUD would be most efficient window AC of 1 ton.

  • Sarfaraz

    Hi,

    Thank you for this wonderful forum and your extensively researched material.

    It would be very helpful if you could help me on the below queries;

    a) How significant is PM2.5 filter(Panasonic) compared to 3M filter(LG)?
    b) How significant is 2-way swing(Panasonic) compared to 4-way swing(LG)?
    c) Advise the better option among following
    1) Panasonic 1.5T YC18RKYH3-1 3S
    2) Panasonic 1.5T UC18RKY3-4
    3) LG 1.5T LSA5SP3D/1 3S
    4) Daikin 1.5T ATC5DR

    Thanks you.

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

      Hi Sarfaraz,

      Here is my response:

      1) I am not sure of the difference between the two filters. However filter is an important criterion if the room remains closed most of the time or has less windows/doors that open up during the day. Places like offices/shops have to make sure that their ACs have good air filters as they remain closed most of time. For a residence, filters usually are less important as most people keep windows open during the day.

      2) 4 way swing is better as it can cover a larger area. 2 way swing will only move up and down.

      3) Panasonic, LG and Daikin all are good brands. You can go for anyone of them.

    • Sarfaraz

      Thank you Abhishek,

      1) I enquired regarding LG ACs and it seems not all models of LG have Copper Condenser. The only one I could find was LSA5SU3A. Please advise if this is correct. Also, please confirm if this would be a better option than LSA5NP3A1, which is a non-Copper condenser unit.

      2) Whats the diff between ATC and DTC series of Daikin. Which one is better? Is Daiking better option than LG?

      Regards,
      Sarfaraz

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

      Here is my response:

      1) LG mostly has multi channel flow condenser which is Aluminium. They do have corrosion protection and it does not fail generally (I am a LG user for last 7 years and it has not failed for me). But still if you do not want to go for it then you may look at other brands. LSA5SU3A has lower cooling capacity as compared to LSA5NP3A1.

      2) Daikin (based on my perception) is a better brand. The difference between ATC and DTC is is the features. DTC has wide angle louvers for larger area coverage, smell proof operation (in case the room is closed and AC is oversized then this can be helpful). ATC has a fast cooling mode. Cooling capacity and energy efficiency is the same for both, just the features vary.

  • Praveen Tiwari

    Hi Abhishek

    I have shortlisted the following two ACs :

    Hitachi TOUSHI PRO 3200I (RAU318KWEA) EER- 3.71

    LG BS-Q186C8A4 EER- 3.41

    I seek you guidance for:

    a) What will be the difference in power consumption of above?

    b) Do you have the information whether LG BS-Q186C8A4 is copper condenser or aluminium condenser?

    Thanks

    Praveen

  • Patrick Leaney

    Good morning Mr. Jain and team! Greetings from Goa! Thank you for you excellent support to the general population here in India. I am based in Goa (originally from the US) and I am looking to buy a 1.5 ton split inverter AC in the BEE 3 star and above rating specs. After reading various posts of yours, I’ve come to the conclusion that Daikin is the most recommended brand in terms of durability, performance etc. However. for some reason, there is no direct sales or service outlet available in Goa. That throws a spanner in the works! In your expert opinion, which would be an alternate brand that you recommend that would last in Goa? I am thinking the PCB’s, coils etc. etc. The rate of humidity and salinity is extremely high in Goa. Rust is a huge culprit out here! I’ve returned after 6 months to find that my new refrigerator has rusted. Yeah, I’m 5 kms away from the beach. Also, as far as installing the external compressor unit, do you have any tips on the mounting itself to prevent vibrations/noise etc. Based on the above criteria would you be so kind enough and provide me with your expert advise? Thank you for your time and I certainly appreciate the time and effort that you put into the community. Cheers – Pat

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

      Hello Pat,

      If you are close to the sea and want to install an inverter technology air conditioner of 1.5 ton, then I would suggest that you go for Blue Star CNHW18CAF. This model is 100% copper model with blue fin coating. Blue Star also has protection for PCBs (the PCB is in a metal box to prevent corrosion). It’s energy efficiency would be equivalent to BEE 3 star rated inverter ACs. And being an Indian brand, I hope you would get it in Goa.

      As for the mounting tips, I would suggest that you talk about it to the installer. I am not very confident about the same.

    • Patrick Leaney

      Thank you Abhishek for your prompt response, this is much appreciated.
      The Blue Star model that you’ve recommended is not available.
      Could you recommend other quality brands that are in line with my above initial query?
      Thanks much for your time.

      Cheers,

      Pat

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

      You can ask for models from Hitachi, Daikin or Mitsubishi. They are durable and efficient.

    • Patrick Leaney

      Hi Abhishek,

      Could you please let me know the differences between the below Daikin models?

      Model: FTKH50QRV16

      Model: FTKV50

      Model: FTKP50PRV16

      Model: FTKM50PRV16

      Model: DTKP50QRV16

      Model: FTKP50QRV16

      Thanks,

      Pat

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

      FTKV is an old model.

      FTKH is their least energy efficient inverter AC model that Daikin is selling. I would not recommend going for it.

      FTKP50PRV16 is a model from 2014. In 2015 PRV was changed to QRV and it became FTKP50QRV16. In 2016 QRV is changed to RRV, so the one in market now is FTKP50RRV16.

      In 2015 they added a few extra air filters to FTKP series and named it DTKP. So in 2015 there was DTKP50QRV16. And then again in 2016 QRV was changed to RRV, so the model in market now is DTKP50RRV16. It has additional air filters on FTKP50RRV16.

      FTKM is their most energy efficient inverter AC series. Again they have a RRV in 2016 so their most energy efficient model is FTKM50RRV16.

    • Patrick Leaney

      Abhishek – Thanks much for your detailed response, much appreciated.

      Amongst the below three, which one would you suggest would be the best buy or option to go with given the Goa environment?

      Lloyd LS18GRI

      Lloyd LS18GRIX

      Voltas 183V EY

      Kind regards – Pat

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

      All 3 have copper, but just based on my brand preference I would suggest you to go for Voltas 183V EY.

  • Ningthemm Singh

    Hi, I am unable to get the right AC for my room. can you please help me.
    I wanted to put an AC in living room . It is structure is as follows
    20 ft
    ________ 9ft
    East 10ft | |____
    |_____________| West

    I get the sunlight on top of this living room and East and west also I get sunlight . South and North side of this room do not receive no sunlight as it is common wal with other houses.

    I just need 4 months of use in a year and and around 4-5 hrs as day .

    Can you please suggest me the following :
    1. AC model/brand keeping electricity bill and cooling requirement.
    2.Location to put the Indoor AC unit in the room.

    Your suggestion will help me to decide soon.
    Appreciate your reply as early as possible.

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

      Hello Mr Singh,

      What is more important for the calculator given above is the total size of the room. Even if you have a circular room of 200 sq ft, you can just input length of 20 and width of 10 (which makes the size to 200 sq ft). So what you need to do is to take in the total area.

      You can use the calculator and understand the tonnage you need. Also if the calculator suggest 3 or 4 ton of AC, then you can go for two 1.5 ton or two 2 ton ACs to manage the total requirement.

      If you want local cooling (just near the seating area), you can go for a single AC of 1.5 or 2 ton so that you do not incur high electricity bills (due to two ACs) and still get cooling in the area where you need it.

  • Dr Puja

    Hi Abhishek!
    Please enlighten me about the new Fantasia inverter AC from whirlpool. It looks too good to be true. EER OF 5.6. 100% COPPER. And yet, it did not feature on your list. So, am I missing something or is there some hidden hitch which I am unable to see as I am a technical nobody?

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

      Hello Dr Puja,

      There is a difference between EER, SEER and ISEER. EER is energy efficiency ratio which is an instantaneous number. It is ratio of output the AC gives at any time by power consumed. Non-inverter ACs have fixed output and fixed input and thus calculation of EER is possible.

      With inverter ACs the output and input both vary and thus calculation of EER is not possible. For this various countries adopt SEER or seasonal energy efficiency ratio. SEER is calculated by analyzing seasonal temperature variations and output/input of an AC in various conditions.

      Now as every country has a different climatic pattern, SEER will vary from one country to another. BEE in India has adopted ISEER (or Indian SEER). Many brands have got BEE star rating for their inverter ACs by getting rated on ISEER.

      But this Whirlpool AC is NOT rated by BEE yet. They do quote SEER number on their website (which is 5.6 as you have noted), but there is information as to which country’s SEER is that. Is it from US, Europe or Japan. As there is no clarity, we have not included it in our list as we cannot compare it with other ACs. Also please note SEER numbers are in general higher than EER numbers.

      Whirlpool otherwise is a decent brand. Just that we do not have any clarity regarding this model.

    • Dr Puja

      Thanks, Abhishek!

  • Rajveer Bhaskar

    Hello Sir,
    Kindly suggest me about inverter ac with Good EER. I shortlisted Bluestar HNHW18CBF with 3.31 EER Cooling and 3.61 EER Heating.

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

      Do you need heating in winters? Hot and Cold ACs are worth the money only when it replaces a room heater in winters. Room heaters are inefficient and heating feature in these ACs make it worth the money. But if there is not enough usage of heating in winters, then it won’t be worth investing in hot and cold AC.

  • Dhruba Dutta

    Hi Abhishek,
    I have purchased Daikin ATKP35QRV16 1tn. Tough I was keen to have atkm series..,as my primary concern is to have most energy efficient one. But the sales person told me that atkm is old model and atkp is new.
    Anyways did I chose wrong one or it is good to have, provided that the ac will run 8-9 hrs/day for 6-7 months in a year.

    Thanks!!!!
    Dhruba Dutta

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

      Hi Dhruba,

      There is no truth in the statement that ATKM is old and ATKP is new. Both are from the same time. ATKM is most energy efficient while ATKP is the 2nd best by Daikin. Considering your usage, it is a good choice.

  • Aftab Chasmawala

    Could you please recommend top 3 split AC 2ton w.r.t energy saving, efficiency in cooling and cost of the AC.

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

      Hi Aftab,

      In terms of cooling and energy efficiency, top models listed in the inverter AC section above would be the best bet. Rest all depends on your budget.

    • Aftab Chasmawala

      Thanks.. I would like to avoid Daikin, Hitachi and Mitsubishi.. Budget is not really an issue.. What would you recommend?

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

      Samsung, LG, Voltas also have good efficiency. You can look at these:

      Voltas 243V EY
      LG BSA24IBE
      LG BSA24IMA
      Samsung AR24JV5NBWKNNA

    • Aftab Chasmawala

      thank you so much for your help..

  • Kaushik Das

    Hello ABhishek

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

      Hello

  • Jaydeep Chauhan

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am Planning to Purchase Lloyd LS19A3GR model, Give some review for the same AC.

  • Suresh Muppana

    Hi Abhishek
    What is the EER of Daikin DTC50RRV16 and DTC/ATC/FTC QRV16 is not available
    Shall I go for DTC50RRV16?? Pls Suggest.

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

      Hi Suresh,

      The model mostly remains the same RRV is the latest numbering convention. If you had planned for DTC50QRV16 then you can go for DTC50RRV16.

  • Yuki

    Hi Abhishek
    I just found out a new model in samsung AR18KC5JDMCNNC 5 star ac costing 42k.. Can I go for it? Is it reliable?

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

      Hi Yuki,

      Am not able to find specs for this model. Otherwise Samsung in general is a good brand. They are great on energy efficiency, the only thing is that they have parallel flow condenser which is all aluminium. If your place does not have corrosive environment, it can be a great choice.

  • Jaydeep chauhan

    I am Planning to Purchase Lloyd LS19A3GR model, Give some review for the same.

  • vimalraj

    hi,
    i would like to buy “Voltas 1 Ton Inverter Split AC White(12V DY)”. Among inverter Ac in 1 ton, this model looks cheaper. Is it correct way if i am buying this one?…. in future if started to give BEE star rating for inverter AC… what star rate will get for this model?… inverter model ACs are long durable as like compared to normal split ACs?… kindly tell me positives and negatives of this particular model…pls

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

      This models is not rated by BEE yet. It’s EER is 3.17. If rated on BEE levels, it would be BEE 2 or 3 star rated for inverter ACs. It would be as good as any BEE 5 star rated fixed speed AC. But just because it is inverter, it would be more comfortable. I think you can go with it if price is a concern. I do not see any other major drawback of this model.

      Inverter ACs are quite durable. But they need protection just like any other electronic product. They have PCB which can get corroded (in case there is a corrosive environment) or can get damaged due to power surges (caused by short circuits, lightning, etc). So you need to make sure that the model has corrosion protection for PCB and you use surge protector (just in case appliances in your area regularly get burnt due to short circuits).

  • rishi

    what about Godrej GSC 18 fg 8 mog 1.5 ton split ac
    should i go for it ?

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

      If you do not want inverter technology then this model is most efficient fixed speed AC.

  • ADITYA SHARMA

    From where did you get the quotation for Daikin 1.5 tn FTKM50QRV16?

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

      Source for all of our price data is Online Websites like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and CompareIndia.

  • Teja

    Hi Abhishek Jain,
    Wondering if you can help with a problem
    I am thinking of buying Daikin FTKP50QR Inverter ACs but I live off by the coast of the bay of Bengal and I have been told that the PCB in Daikin ACs are prone to being damaged in humid environments. Is this true? and if it is what type of Inverter AC would you suggest?

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

      Hi Teja,

      I have seen blue star mentioning coating for PCBs. I am not 100% sure of Daikin. Mitsubishi is also a very good and efficient brand. If you can get Mitsubishi AC in your budget, then I would recommend you to go for that. Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GK18VA or Mistubishi Heavy Industries SRK18YL- S would be as good as Daikin FTKP.

    • Teja

      Also Mitsibushi Inverter ACs have silicon coated PCBs are they really better in humid conditions? and which other current Inverter ACs have silicon coated Acs

  • Shekhar M

    Hi Abhishek, My room size is 14×12 and my budget is 28k to 33k, can you pls suggest which is the better AC interns of Quality & after sales service.

  • Abhinav pouranik

    Hi Abhishek,
    Hope you are doing well.I want ro b uy a split ac of 1.5 ton kindly suggest me wjich brand ahould i go for..hitachi,bluestar or carrier and what starrating shud i go for.my daily usage is 15 hrs and 5-6 months per year kindly suggeat my budget is 40000

  • Raj Tiwary

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am planning to go for an AC this summer. My room’s size is 14 x 14 x 9. From the calculations it was evident that I need a 1.5 tonne inverter AC.
    My budget is around 50-55K. Can you help me figure out the best possible AC that I can buy within my budget? I am inclined towards Hitachi (because of their reliability factor) but I am not sure which model to go for. Also, I have been watching a lot of promos of Godrej NXW lately and they cost about 59K. What do you suggest I should go for?

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

      Hitachi Kashikoi 5400 and Daikin FTKM are the most energy efficient series available in the market. Those can fit in your budget.

  • Allwyn Fernandes

    Hi Abhishek,
    I must say you are doing a wonderful job appreciate could you guide me on as to which is the best inverter split AC in terms of cooling,reliability,performance and after sales service , I need to buy a 2 ton, 1.5 and 1.0 ton AC

  • Sridhar

    Hi sir,
    I follow your suggestions, really excellent answers and thank you very much for helping..

    I want to buy 1.5 ton 3 star AC.
    Please finalise the following models or please suggest other models my budget is 30000 to 40000.
    Hitachi RAU318HWDS
    Lloyd ls13ln
    As per my knowledge i choose these two models please suggest me..

    • bigbyte

      For 40 k you shld be able to get 1.5 ton 5 Star AC from Hitachi. Check Flipkart, some very good offers going on, last day today.

    • Sridhar

      Hi,
      Thank you very much for your suggestion..
      I bought Hitachi 1.2 tons 5 star Rau514hwds from flipkart, it’s delivered on 10 April and installed on next day (11/4/16). A huge noise is coming through gas pipes. Gas pipes are fitting throgh inside the room. I raise a complaint to hitachi the technitian was came and he wastold that it’s a gas feefing noise it’s common we can’t do anything. Then i request to flipkart for refund but, they are not agree with refund, and hitachi guys said that they charge 2450/- rupees for reinstallation for fixinng pipes outside. Please give me a suggestion. Is it a good model or not. What i have to do now??
      This summer going on with noise inside the bedroom..

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

      Hitachi is a premium brand and certainly is better than Lloyd. You just need to make sure which one provides better service in your area.

  • hiten

    hi bijli bachao team,

    First of all , i want to thank you for giving an unbiased opinions for people who are looking best ac in terms of suitability.

    i am looking for an ac for a bedroom on top floor, 2 side walls gets sunlight all day. am located in jodhpur. room size = 22*12*10 ft.

    usage = around 850 hours during april to october

    as per the calculator, it says 2.8 ton of an ac. But that kind of an ac would increase my electricity bills very high.Can you suggest me the most efficient ac for such a situation. Secondly, i am looking for something less than 60000/-.

    thanks

  • Deepak

    Goodday sir,happened to c ur FQA s.A great service to the society. am planning to buy 1T fixed speed AC for my room(top floor).but my home voltage is only 160V from 6 to 12pm.i have a 5yrs old 1.5 T ac remaining idle from date of installation.coz due to the high current it draws while using 160v stepup voltage stabilizer the main supply fuse blowsoff. my room is 180sq feet.i have anyway devided to install a 1T ac since my parents room has got one n still running ok with wide range stabilizer causing a voltage dip while the comprsr cuts in.which according to u is the best 5 star or 4 star ac model( with copper coil) suitable for me.we have daikin,mitsubishi,voltas ,OG,samsung,LG n all top company dealers .my budget is 32000 approx.pls consider my voltage drop problem too into ur consideration while suggesting a model.hope u will find time to help me.thanking u.

  • M.V.Prasad

    Sir,
    Please recommend an Inverter A.Cs for my bed rooms of Size 12x10x10, One in First floor (Roof Not exposed to Sun) and One in Second Floor which is exposed to sun, with in 35-45k.

  • Jyothi Dass Umapathi

    Hi Abhishek, i have been going through this website the last couple of days as I’m trying to decide which AC to buy. I would like to go for an inverter model – 1ton. My budget is 30-35k. Any suggestions on what I should go for? Thanks. All help would be appreciated.

  • Sridhar

    Hi,
    As per calculator i need to buy 1.5 ton 3 star AC, As per my budget i want buy Lloyd 1 ton inverter Ac ls13vi.
    Please suggest me if any other brand is better than this one..

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

      Lloyd is a good brand. You can go for it. Inverter ACs are energy efficient.

  • yukesh

    sir suggest me whether i can go for hitachi ace 3200i?

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

      Yes you certainly can.

  • suman ghosh

    Hi Abhishek,

    First i would like to say thank you for all the information.

    I am from New Delhi, as per calculator I need tonnage capacity of 1.5 ton with BEE 3 star,my budget is Rs 40000-45000.
    I have found Hitachi ZUNOH 3200 RAU318AWD, which is also included in your “Top Ten Fixed Speed Air Conditioners BEE 3 star” category.
    Please suggest RAU318AWD model corrosion coating , pipe(coil/condensor) and fin type? I want to buy Coil and Fin type condenser AC with corrosion coating.
    Also,If possible please suggest any other brand/model which matches all the above criteria.My budget is Rs 40000-45000.

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

      Hello Mr Ghosh,

      Hitachi is a good brand and the model you have chosen is top model from the category you need. You can certainly go for it. It has all anti corrosion treatment. You can look at list of all ACs on our link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/research/list-air-conditioners-available-indian-market.html

      You can use filters on the page to filter as per your budget.

    • suman ghosh

      Abhishek/ BijliBachao Team please reply the above mentioned query..

  • Deepak Subramani

    Dear Abhisheik,

    Good day!

    As, per the site 1.5 Ton BEE 3 Star is recommended for my 16*10*10 room.

    My budget is 35 k to 40 k.

    Share your expertise view on which brand (model) to choose.

    Thanks,
    Deepak S

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

      Hello Mr Subramani,

      In your budget you can even get a BEE 5 star rated AC (in case you want to save some more electricity). In that case you can look at these:

      Hitachi RAU518AVD
      Godrej GSC 18 FG 6 BOG
      Samsung AR18JC5HBWKNNA
      Samsung AR18JC5TFURNNA
      Samsung AR18JC5HATPNNA
      Samsung AR18JC5ESLZNNA
      LG LSA5AF5D

      If you want BEE 3 star then you may look at these:

      Hitachi RAU318AWD
      Trane TSY18MW3
      Daikin ATC50QRV16
      Daikin DTC50QRV16
      Daikin FTC50QRV16
      Carrier OCTRA 3 STAR
      Blue Star 3HW18HAF

  • Atul

    Hi Abhishek,
    Thanks for sharing such informative article. I am planning to buy split AC for the room size of 13.5*11. As per my requirement, AC size calculator recommends 1.2 T with 3 star. I checked with Pune local dealer and don’t find much option for that configuration. Only option available is Hitachi 1.2 T RAU314AWD.
    Can you please suggest if its good option or Should I consider other models with configuration of 1 T, 3 star?

    Thanks
    Atul

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

      Hi Atul,

      Hitachi RAU314AWD is a good option. You can certainly go for it.

    • Atul

      Thanks Abhishek for your suggestion. I bought Hitachi 1.2 T RAU314IWD by spending 2K more than RAU314AWD.

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

      Great. Do let us know your feedback on the same.

  • rahul Jain

    Hello Abhishek,

    As par calculator my requirement can be fulfilled with 1-1.2T AC, but not able to decide about brand and purchase mode with respect to value for money, service & reliability (online- amazon/flipkart have some offers or Offline from some local dealers) . My budget is approx 30,000INR, Area Indore MP. Rating can be 3 to 5.
    Hope will get a solid solution.

    Regards,
    rahul Jain

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

      Hi Rahul,

      Any of these models will fit in your budget:

      Lloyd LS13A5LX
      Voltas 125 PY
      Voltas 125 CYU
      Lloyd LS13A5SN
      Whirlpool 3D COOL PLT V
      Lloyd LS13A5LN
      Lloyd LS13A5MN
      Lloyd LS13A5X

      These are efficient as well. And all are 1 ton.

    • rahul Jain

      Thank You !!
      I heard that Hitachi & Voltas are god in service & product reliability. shall i consider them or go with Llyod wrt my range..

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

      Hitachi and Voltas are better in terms of reliability. They would be better choice.

    • Senguttavan Govind

      Hi Abhi,

      Suggest me good 1.5 Tonne ac for my bed room, with power saving and quiet operation split.

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

      These are most energy efficient:

      Hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU518CWEA)
      Hitachi KASHIKOI 5300I (RAU518IWEA)
      Hitachi KASHIKOI 5200I (RAU518AWEA)
      Daikin FTKM50QRV16
      Voltas 185V CROWN (AW)
      Voltas 185V DYE
      Godrej GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG
      Godrej GSC 18 GIA 5 AWOG

  • Ganesh V

    Hello Sir,
    You are making differences by your unbiased reviews and suggestions. Thank you. On a note, it is very tough to check the older post and the links. I have my questions circling over my head. I am looking for 1.5 ton Split AC for a room which will be used optimum and an area of trapezoidal shape which is not affected by direct sunlight. I have enquired the dealers and they are trying to project one brand of their choice. I am confused and all I need is an AC which good for my money and eco friendly.
    1. What is the best brand in Panasonic, Bluestar, Hitachi , LG?
    2. Can you suggest the R32 models for the above best brand?
    3. After sales service brand , It is most important in Chennai :)
    Awaiting for your response.
    Thank you,
    Ganesh V

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

      Hello Mr Ganesh,

      Firstly I would suggest that you use the calculator given above on this page with the area of your room. Even if it is trapezoidal, if you know the area, lets say it is 150 sq ft, then you can use 15 ft by 10 ft in the calculator above. It is impossible to suggest anything without understanding all the inputs that the calculator asks for. So I would suggest that you use the calculator as it will suggest you right size and star rating to buy.

      1) For best brand I would suggest that you read these pages:

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

      http://www.bijlibachao.com/sp_faq/which-brand-is-good

      I understand that you find it tough to read through posts, but believe me, it is extremely difficult for us to write the same reply to hundreds of queries that we get every day. And that is why we have written these posts.

      2) R32 is available only in Daikin. There are one or two more models in other brands that have R32. But it is mostly available in Daikin.

      3) We do not have location specific feedback from people on service. Your local dealers would be best to suggest you about service of brands in Chennai.

  • Bhanu Pratap

    Hello Abhishek/Bijilibachao Team,
    I want to buy a 1.5 Ton Split AC with 5 star rating. I have chosen three brands/models for the same. Pl. suggest the Best one. 1. Voltas, 1.5 T, 5 star, SAC 185MY, 2. Whirlpool 1.5 Ton, 5 Star, 3 D Cool, 3. Electrolux 1.5 Ton, 5 star, ES18MSC. I am living in Lucknow (UP). Pl. also tell about the Electrolux brand in AC market. Can I go for this Electrolux brand?

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

      Hi Bhanu,

      From the models you have selected, Whirlpool would be most energy efficient. It will be more reliable as well (Voltas would also be equally reliable but I would suggest that you go for Whirlpool for energy efficiency).

    • Bhanu Pratap

      Dear Abhishek,
      Thanks a Lot for your quick response and solving my quarry.

  • vivin karthik

    Hi Bijli Bachao Team,

    Congrats !!!..and Thank you so much for your wonderful job.

    you guys are really doing a wonderful job for our indians….Indian market is crowded with lot of Brands in all sector …so the problem is to choose the best for our hard earned money..you guys guiding us to choose the best one …Really we all thanking you and your team ….keep doing this wonderful job .

    I need you/your team to help me on the below query…

    1.Which is the best Airconditioner ?

    Daikin ATKP50rrv16(around 49,100) vs Mitshubishi MSY-GK18VA (around 60,000)?

    please rate it on power consumption – cooling effect – durable – good service – longevity . –

    2.This summer is for 3 -4 months – so how about using Air cooler like RAM coolers Duct 470 (or) Maharaja whiteline Rambo instead of air conditioner?

    Thanks & Regards
    Vivin

  • Chetan Saxena

    Dear Abhishek,I am based in Mumbai, as per the calculator the tonnage capacity i need is 1.5 ton,my budget is Rs 50000,please suggest me which AC to buy

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

      Hi Chetan,

      The best (most energy efficient) AC that you can get in that budget would be Daikin FTKP or ATKP or DTKP series. It is a BEE 4 star rated model. You may even look at Sharp AH-X18PET or AH-XP18PMT.

  • vivin karthik

    1.Which is the best Airconditioner ? Daikin ATKP50rrv16(around 49,100) vs Mitshubishi MSY-GK18VA (around 60,000)? please rate it on power consumption – cooling effect – durable – good service – longevity . –
    2.This summer is for 3 -4 months – so how about using Air cooler like RAM coolers Duct 470 (or) Maharaja whiteline Rambo instead of air conditioner?

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

      A regular AC consumes 5-6 times more electricity than an air cooler. Even the most energy efficient inverter technology air conditioner would consume more than double the electricity as compared to air cooler. But people (in the hottest region in the country) do not find air cooler to be comfortable enough in peak summers. Coolers also generate more humidity making them not so comfortable in humid regions.

      Daikin ATKP and Mitsubishi MSY-GK18VA have quite comparable energy efficiency numbers (MSY-GK18VA being slightly better). Both if rated on BEE’s latest energy efficiency standards for Inverter ACs would be rated BEE 4 star. So from power consumption perspective Mitsubishi model is just slightly better. Cooling capacity would almost be same as both are 1.5 ton so not much difference over there. Mitsubishi does not have manufacturing in India and would be an imported model and that is why it is expensive. While Daikin is manufactured in India and thus a bit cheaper. Both are good models. I cannot comment on service and you will have to get a feedback from local dealers on how these brands fare on post sales service in your locality.

  • Kamal

    Hii. …thanks for doing the wonderful job of guiding all of us in a professional manner and moreover helping us in cost effectiveness. I am from haryana and finalised carrier octra 5 star 1.5 tonn and daikin 1.5 tonn 5star. But confused abt ATF, FTF, DTF models. Moreover pls confirm which one is best…daikin or carrier

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

      Daikin ATF/FTF/DTF and even Carrier Octra, all have EER of 3.6 which means they are equally energy efficient. Both Daikin and Carrier are good brands that are durable and reliable. Carrier Octra uses R22 while Daikin uses R32. R32 is greener as compared to R22. So I would say Daikin models would have slight edge.

      Difference between ATK, FTF and DTF is just in the filters that they have. FTF is the basic model while ATF and DTF have more air filters. Anyone of them would be good for residential use (whichever you can get at the best possible price).

  • nagender

    Lloyd 1.5 Ton Inverter LS18DCN Split Air Conditioner is it good

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

      Lloyd is a good brand.

  • suresh muppana

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am Confused to choose the brand and model among

    Daikin DTC50QRV16/DTC50RRV16
    Hitachi RAU518AVD
    Bluestar 3HW18VCU
    Lloyd LS19A5LX

    please suggest the best one, Thanks in Advance

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

      Hitachi RAU518AVD is the most energy efficient ACs of all the models that you have listed.

    • khade

      I want know about carrier 1.5 ton ac with 5 star rating

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

      HI,

      What exactly do you want to know about them?

  • kapil dev

    Hi Abhishek,

    First i would like to say thank you for all the information you have been providing on this site. I could not find any other site related to Indian AC scenarios which is so helpful.

    I have one query related to AC choice.

    I needed an AC 2.0 tn for my living room. Area is 19X14. As per bijlibachao calcualtor it was suggesting 2.6 Inverter tech and 2.9 for regular ac. I chosen the mitsubishi heavy industry Model : SRK 26 CNS-S6 (2.1 tn) and about to order it. I chosen it after goig through this site and comparing this model with other existing ones. But, just before ordering, i got the information that it does not have the copper condenser in it. The information written is “Condensor coil in the outdoor unit made of industrial alloy for super heat transfer ratio.”. So, although i wanted to buy this AC but now i am confused. What would you suggest. Should i buy this Mitsubishi heavy industry AC. It’s 5 Star and not an inverter AC.

    Another option which i thought was Hot and Cold model of Mithusbishi ( Invterter ). But that is very expensive and i do not see any positive in buying Hot AC (I Live in Delhi).

    Regard,
    Kapil Dev

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

      Hello Mr Kapil Dev,

      I think the model you have chosen is a good model. MHI does make quite robust machines and this model is 100% copper as per MHI website ( http://www.iaplgroup.com/eco-smart-hybridac.html ). They did not mention that it is a multi channel flow condenser, so it is a copper condenser. And their hybrid ACs are BEE 5 star and have larger coverage area. So I think it is a good choice.

    • kapil dev

      Thank you so much for your prompt reply Abhishek and clarifying my doubt. I am going to order it now.

      Regards,
      Kapil Dev

  • Abhishek

    Hi
    I live in Pune. Offlate we have been confused with the number / brands of products available in the market. Voltas seemed to be reliable as a brand in terms of after sales service assuming it is TATA brand as well. But calculator sys a 1.2 tonn inverter A/ or 5 star A/c will be suggested.
    Please suggest which is a good environment friendly good product that can be used for a good tenor as well and is value for price. My budget is 35k.
    Regards
    Abhishek/ Reetika

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

      Hi Abhishek/Reetika,

      The calculator would also have suggested a Star rating based on your usage (BEE 3 star, 5 star or Inverter). What was that?

      If it suggested BEE 5 star and you need a 1.2 ton BEE 5 star rated AC in 35K, then these 3 are your choices:

      Hitachi RAU514AWD
      Hitachi RAU514HWDD
      Toshiba RAS-13N3KPX-IN

  • sandeep

    Dear Abhishek, thanks for this useful thread. Basis the discussion I have zeroed in on Hitachi kashikoi 5300i 1 Ton AC. However, the hitachi dealer told me that this model cannot be fitted in my house as it requires minimum 4 wires and I have only 3 coming from the pipe (standard fitment done at the time of construction). However, my local electrician says that he can draw 4th wire from the pipe (not sure how he will do it but he seems confident) and then I can have his model installed. Please share your comments.

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

      How is the route of the conduit? Sometime a thread is left in the conduit to pull a wire from one end to another. He may also use the existing wire to pull two wires in that case, one existing wire will come out, and two will get inserted. It should not be very difficult but the route shall not be very long otherwise pulling is sometime difficult.

    • Sandeep

      Thanks Abhishek. I am getting different opinions from different Hitachi dealers in Gurgaon. Some are making wiring an excuse, some the copper refrigent pipe, some the water pipe – and all this is happening over the phone. I am little irritated and confused. Attached are the photos of the AC conduiting. Please take a look and guide me if this is ok to install 5300i model.

    • bigbyte

      From where will you route the Copper and drain pipe between IDU and ODU? You will need to make a hole in the wall and from the same hole the 4 core cable may go, connecting IDU and ODU. The pictured Hole looks quite small for copper and drain piping. The 4 wire connection is required between ODU and IDU. IDU will take only 3 wire supply.

    • Sandeep

      what a pathetic response!! Can’t you see half-quarter copper pipe and the 4 core wiring in the picture?!!! There is provision of drainage pipe also you moron. I am disappointed that Abhishek Jain couldn’t respond to my query. Anyways, Mr. bigbyte stop giving your advises. I have finally called the Hitachi engineer and they have ok’d the set up shown in the picture. No extra work required for installation!!!!

  • Susanta Saha

    Hi Abhishek,

    I have been following your answers for last couple of weeks and trying to u’stand which AC (split) would be right choice to buy for my room. Since, your answers & queries of other people helped me greatly to u’stand many aspects for choosing a best AC for use and on that basis i choose one Carrier model.

    Its a 1.5 Tons Split AC (18K Ester 5 Star). Can u suggest that whether it will be a good model to buy for my room of L13 x B12 x H11, where ceiling gets direct sunlight & one side of the wall (South) gets direct sunlight, whereas other 03 side of walls doesn’t get direct sun beating. My base of buying is to get less power consumption, copper coil condenser, good cooling, as nearest as possible latest technology, good after service with my budget of 35 – 40 k.

    I am from kolkata and my use would be around on an average 8-10 hours for 5-6 months. (I have also checked your given calculator too, depending on that decided the above model).

    Can you help me with best suggestion of a model & brand to buy keeping the above requirement & details in line, if not the above model.

    Wish to hear from you.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Susanta Saha.

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

      Hi Susanta,

      I understand that you have already used the calculator and it has suggested you to go for 1.5 ton BEE 5 star rated AC. So if you have chosen a 1.5 ton BEE 5 star rated AC, then it is a right choice. Carrier is a great brand and you can certainly go for it. But if you need a 100% copper model, then the Ester model of Carrier is not 100% copper. All of their other BEE 5 star rated models are 100% copper but not this one.

      Also latest technology is inverter technology. And if you usage is high then it makes much more sense to go for inverter technology air conditioner than BEE 5 star rated AC. You may get Voltas 1.5 ton inverter AC in your budget and Voltas inverter AC would be 100% copper.

    • Susanta Saha

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for your great guidance & support.

      Can you further help me with couple of best model to buy (reference to your above suggestions) keeping my above requirements in line (less power consumption, copper coil condenser, good cooling, as nearest as possible latest technology, good after service) with the budget of 35 k – 40 k.

      Since, I am unable to decide a right brand & model from your above given lists (based on my budget & requirements), plus, with my some online search too. As, you guided the above Carrier model is not 100% copper coil, whereas, in the e-commerce website (flipkart) its mentioned as copper coil. Hence, I am unable to decide with a good Brand & model to buy.

      If you can suggest me some model names in Brand like Hitachi, Daikin, Carrier, Voltas (as you suggested), it would be a great help to buy since now i got my exact need of 1.5 ton inverter or can i also buy a 5 stared one.

      Please suggest & support.

      Regards,
      Susanta.

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

      Hi Susanta,

      Hitachi, Daikin, Carrier and Voltas are all making Copper models. You can go for anyone of them. In a budget of 35-40K you will only get BEE 5 star rated models from Voltas. It is difficult to get models from any of the other brands that you have listed. To get inverter, you will have to stretch your budget. If your budget is tight then Voltas BEE 5 star rated 1.5 ton AC would be the best buy.

    • Susanta Saha

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks a ton again for your suggestion.

      As guided, I chose a Carrier brand model Superia that too in inverter technology of 1.5 Ton, by stretching my budget a bit. I hope it fulfills most of my requirements highlighted in my above mail. Hope, its a good choice, what do you say ?

      Also, can u suggest me which voltage stabilizer would be good to go with this brand & model. Since, from your some previous posts i u’stood that V-guard (VG 400 / VG 500) will do, but, when i inquired with a local dealer (v-guard) to buy, he suggested that it will not be compatible with a 1.5 Ton Inverter AC. I am confused now what model to buy in stabilizer with this AC brand.

      Note: My area voltage at peak time (in around evening – late evening) remains 170-190 v around.

      Please guide & support.

      Regards,
      Susanta.

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

      HI Susanta,

      I do not see any reason why it will not be compatible with 1.5 ton inverter AC. However you can get any 1.5 or 2 kVA voltage stabilizer for it. Just make sure that it has surge protection feature. Inverter ACs do not have high starting current, so they do not have huge requirement.

    • Susanta Saha

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for your response.

      You didn’t give your view about my chose brand & model. Please share.

      Plus, can you also help me with the v-guard voltage stabilizer cum surge protector feature model to buy for this Carrier Superia 1.5 ton inverter model……..

      (Although, my electrician said that he is routing the current supply from main line to MCV board to stabalizer to the AC, which will keep it safe from any voltage spikes and the wiring will be supported by earthing wire) — > Dont know, whether it will support well with my AC wiring.

      Please share & help.

      Regards,
      Susanta Saha.

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

      Carrier is a good brand. 100% copper. And quite reliable. You can certainly go for it. We don’t have much clarity on inverter AC models from Carrier as specs are a bit weird. And they have not yet got BEE star rating. So cannot objectively compare their energy efficiency with others. But in general carrier is good.

      VG 400 should work with your model.

    • Susanta Saha

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks once again for your guidance & sharing your great knowledge and experience.

      Just thought of requesting couple of more queries in respect to your response, so to u’stand more about it.

      1) Since, you said you do not have too much clarity on Carrier’s inverter AC models & this inverter model of Carrier doesn’t have BEE star rating, too. So, is it that I wont get that efficient electricity savings with this inverter model well enough, since it is not BEE star rated, yet….

      Please share your as detail view as possible in this regard.

      2) Thanks for guiding in the model of stabilizer to buy. Just thought of asking whether the v-guard model of VND 400 & VWI 400 (a new model) will be also suitable for my 1.5 Ton inverter model (as a alternative options)……Please suggest too.

      Also, please share that the feature of v-guard stabilizer as “Built In Thermal Overload Protection”, is it considered as a “surge protection feature”…….

      Wish to hear from you on all the above queries.

      Thanks & Regards,
      Susanta Saha.

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

      Hello Mr Saha,

      Here is my response:

      1) I DID NOT say that Carrier inverter ACs are not energy efficient. Their numbers look good. Inverter ACs have a range of cooling capacity and range of power consumption. Most other brands also provide Nominal cooling capacity and power consumption that helps calculating EER. BEE star rated ACs have further more data to calculate ISEER. But Carrier just provides range of cooling capacity and power consumption for its ACs. The numbers are good, but just because nominal data is not given, we are not able to calculate EER and thus we are not able to give a objective comparison (comparison of EER) of those models with other models. But that does not mean that they are not efficient.

      2) VWI series of Vguard has higher voltage range than VND series. The choice will depend on what is the voltage fluctuation in your area. A 4 kV model (Both of them) is good enough for your AC. And yes Built in Thermal Overload Protection is surge protection.

    • Susanta Saha

      Hi Abhishek,

      One more thing i just came to know from my nearest dealer that he is suggesting to buy a v-guard stabilizer model of VW 400 / VWR 400 for my 1.5 Ton Inverter model AC.

      He is saying that the voltage falls down during peak hours in around minimum 150 – 170 v and if you add 20 – 25% to your product power consumption input which is in my model’s case heating power input max. is 2020 watt. So, after adding 25% to the max power input it goes up to 2525 watt, so i believe i require a minimum of 2700 VA stabilizer or max to max 3000 VA one……

      Cant I go for VND 400….(its supports 3000 VA capacity & working range is 150 v minimum)…..

      I am confused now, please help in this too with the above query.

      Regards,
      Susanta.

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

      Well Vguard numbering convention is like this: Any model with number 400 stands for total capacity which is 12 Amp. The difference between VND, VW and VWR series is the range of input voltage. Suppose your voltage just drops to 180V then a model that can handle 160V-260V is also good enough. If your voltage drops to 130V then you need a larger range. So you really need to look at the input voltage.

      And actually 4kVA is also a lot for inverter AC. Inverter ACs have powerfactor close to 1. So a 2 kW (or 2000 W) AC would also have VA rating required of 2 kVA (kW = power factor x VA).

      Adding 25% is valid only for fixed speed ACs. However 400 series can handle 12 Amp. 2020 watts means, 2020/220 = 9 Amp. So a 12 Amp stabilizer should be more than enough for the AC.

    • Veer

      Dear Sir,

      I am from rural area of Bihar (Dist-Madhubani), Recently I bought 1.5 ton Voltas split AC 3 star with v guard 400 plus, during installation the mechanic told that ac will not work till I get proper earthing done (80-90 feet). Because of power fluctuations.

      Please suggest that if I do earthing of 80 or 90 feet, will that help or what else option I do have.?

      Awaiting your reply.

      [email protected]

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

      Hello Mr Jha,

      Earthing is absolutely absolutely important in any house. Not just for the working of appliances, but also for safety of people living in the house. I would say, you MUST get a proper earthing done for your house. I do not think that there are any alternatives to it.

  • Ruchi

    hello – we stay in Delhi and planning to buy a split ac for our ground floor house – no direct sunlight – usage is almost whole day and night during peak summers – focus is on best compressor, cost and energy efficient – our prefernces are General, Voltas and Daikin – please advice which is the best and if you would like to suggest any other brand?

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

      Hi Ruchi,

      While buying an AC, the first and most important thing to know is the right size or tonnage of AC to buy (which depends on the size of the room, etc). The next thing is to understand the right star rating (which depends on your usage of AC in hrs/year). Technology/brand etc are the 3rd important factors. I would suggest that you use the calculator and FAQs and the list of top efficient ACs given above on this page to evaluate the right thing. Once you have done that and you still have doubts, we will be happy to answer them.

  • Jayant Kumar

    Hi,
    As I have to install AC, I have increased the connected load from 1KW to 3 KW. I want to know whether the Electric meter installed at my premises will change or remain same with the increase of load.

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

      The electricity meter will remain the same. Meter changes only when you change from a single phase to three phase connection.

  • Yukesh

    Sir how about buying voltas inverter series ac.?

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

      Voltas Inverter Series is quite good.

  • Tushar

    Hello,

    I have a query on Lloyd ACs. How is the Quality of Lloyd. From the knowledge I could gather from this site, it is not better than Daikin. I almost made my mind for Daikin DTC35RRV16 (1 ton 3 star) but yesterday came to know about Lloyd machine (LS13A3LP) with 100% copper and 60 months warranty with green gas R410A. That confused me and so posting this query. As I know Daikin machine will be heavier (in the sense it will have better quality and a heavier outdoor unit i guess) as compared to Lloyd.
    Another query is on the gas. Does it make sense to buy ACs with R22 as it is already banned and will not be available after few years. Isn’t it better to go for R32, R401A and others?

    Thanks,
    Tushar

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

      Hi Tushar,

      90% of ACs available in market currently still use R22. It certainly is not banned, but yes phase out of R22 has begun. But if 90% of models still use R22, do you think you will not get it after a few years? R32 and R410A are more energy efficient and green, but they are available only in high efficiency models in top brands. However, Lloyd does have it in BEE 3 star rated models as well. I would certainly rate Japanese brands higher than Lloyd. But if you are tight on budget then Lloyd can be a good choice.

      As for gas: R22 will certainly be available till your AC will be in use (unless you are able to use it beyond 15 years!). If you are environmentally conscious and want to do good for the world and society then R32, R410A is a better choice.

  • sudheer

    Dear Sir,
    I plan to purchase inverter split ac for my living room 18feet*18feet*18feet(hight).For longer duration power saving model and size which is better for me? I bear 60 to 80k for this. Please suggest as soon as possible.

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

      Hello Mr Sudheer,

      I would strongly suggest that you look at Calculator, FAQ and list of top ACs on this link on our website: http://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

      It will help you choose the right size, right star rating and right model/brand of AC for your room.

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

    • Anand

      Hi Abhishek,

      Good that I saw this thread, As I’ve been breaking my head to arrive at an option to choose between – Hitachi, Daikin & Blue star
      I live in chennai

      Hitachi – although product is good, I’ve seen lot of bad reviews on after sales service and frequent replacement of parts
      Daikin – I’m worried about R32 coz of following links
      http://pioneerair.com.au/the-dangers-of-r32-refrigerant/
      Is there any model in Daikin – 1.5 tn – 3 star with 410 as I head that it is environment friendly

      Blue star – 1.5 Tn 3 Star with 410.

      Please advice.

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

      Hi Anand,

      R410A is the safest of all green refrigerants. R32 is certainly flammable (not as much as R290 used by Godrej), but is certainly flammable. Not that it catches flames every other day that it can generate Hydrogen Fluoride gas, but if it does catch flames then it may. If you do not feel confident, then do not go for it. You can go for Bluestar 3HW18HAF model that has R410A and as energy efficient as Daikin and Hitachi BEE 3 star rated models. However this blue star model has aluminium condenser. In fact all Blue Star BEE 3 star rated ACs with R410A have aluminium. If your area is not very corrosive then it can work well.

    • Anand

      Thanks for the quick response, Much appreciated. Is there a model in Daikin with 410A refrigerants. Do you suggest any brand with 410A with good efficiency and performance my budget is flexible however, the unit should not run into issues frequently ( within months )

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

      Hello Mr Anand,

      Firstly I would suggest that you use the calculator given above on this page to analyze the right size (tonnage) and star rating that you need for your room.

      Blue Star, General, Godrej, Mitsubishi Electric, Trane and Onida are only brands that have BEE 3 star rated 1.5 ton AC with R410A. However if you need a higher efficiency BEE 5 star or Inverter Tech AC model, then you will get a lot more options as other brands do have R410A in efficient options.

      Please note: buying a BEE 3 star rated AC is as good as buying an old technology AC. Manufacturers are increasingly putting better technology in the more efficient models and not focussing too much on lower efficiency and old technology.

      By the most of the ACs in market today are still R22, only the newer ones have R410A (which are few). Why do you have so much inclination for R410A?

    • Anand

      Thanks for the response Abhishek.. I’m inclined towards R410A as it is zero depletion .. I see there is one more model in Blue star 3 Star J with CU condenser model: 3HW18jCFU and 5 star model:BI 5hw18sAFX are these both models good compared with Daikin.. My only concern is r32 used in Daikin. But talking to local techs they claim that R32 is safe although it has low flammable prop.

      I visited Daikin dealer today who has other vendor catalogues – Blue star, Hitachi & O General.. he was showing me models stating that other top brands are also having R32 as refrigerant. Hence it is not just Daikin which was some what convincing.

      However I’m making up my mind since R410A is effective and safe compared to R32, please provide ur feedback.

      Thanks for your continued assistance.

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

      Hello Mr Anand,

      From whatever I have read, R32 is quite safe and equally good as compared to R410A. It does have slight flammable properties, but it is not bad at all. Between Daikin and Bluestar, I have observed that Daikin models are more energy efficient (within the same star rating). So a BEE 3 star rated Daikin is more energy efficient than BEE 3 star rated Blue Star. Same for BEE 5 star rated ACs. And yes other brands also use R32 but R410A is more prevelant. And yes R410A is slightly more safe. You can get R410A models in Hitachi.

    • Anand

      Hi Abhishek,

      I’ve finalized to purchase to Daikin Inverter Split 1.5 Ton.
      could you please confirm which one is better

      Model: FTKP50QRV16

      Model: ATKP50QRV16

      I heard that Daikin Inverter models doesn’t have Star ratings, is it ok to buy Inverter models from Daikin. Else I’m planning to buy

      Inverter C model from Bluestar ( 1.5 Ton ) 3 star.

      Thanks for your continued feedback

      Best Regards,

      Anand

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

      Daikin inverter AC models do have star ratings. FTKP and ATKP are BEE 4 star. FTKP and ATKP are similar models, the difference is just in filters.

    • Anand

      Are u sure, Abhishek, I checked in their website as well there is no where mentioned about star ratings. I also checked with dealer they say that inverter models doesn’t have star ratings. Could you guide me to a site / page where I could check for the star ratings of these models.

      Thanks for being patience with me and your continued support.

      Much appreciated.

      Regards,

      Anand

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

      I am 100% sure. You can check BEE’s website: https://www.beestarlabel.com/Home/Searchcompare …. look for Variable Capacity Air Conditioners and search for Daikin models.

    • Anand

      Hi Abhishek,

      These are the inverter models available from Daikin brand and none of the models are featured in Star rating sheet. Or I’m missing something ?

      FTKC Series (Inverter)
      Daikin FTKC50NVM
      Daikin FTKC60NVM

      FTKH Series (Inverter)
      Daikin FTKH35RRV16
      Daikin FTKH50RRV16
      Daikin FTKH60QRV16

      FTKM Series (Inverter)
      Daikin FTKM35QRV16
      Daikin FTKM50QRV16
      Daikin FTKM60QRV16

      TKP/DTKP Series (Inverter)
      Daikin FTKP35QRV16 / DTKP35QRV16
      Daikin FTKP50RRV16 / DTKP50RRV16
      Daikin FTKP60QRV16 / DTKP60QRV16

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

      Hello Anand,

      BEE star rating for inverter air conditioners has been introduced in late 2015. And till 2017 it is not mandatory for all inverter ACs to get BEE star rating. Hitachi, Daikin, Godrej, Voltas and LG are the brands that have first got their Inverter AC models rated on BEE rating. But they have also not got all their models rated by BEE. Only the selected most efficient ones have been certified. Getting BEE certification costs money and manufacturers do not want to spend money on models that they will stop selling in near future.

      I am 100% sure that Daikin has got some of their models rated by BEE (as listed on BEE website). They have got FTKM and FTKP series rated. But again not all models. FTKH and FTKC they have not got rated as they are low on efficiency and I am sure Daikin would phase them out. FTKM series is their most energy efficient series (I have observed that for last 3 years this series is one of the most energy efficient series in the market). FTKP series is their next best. ATKM, DTKM are variants of FTKM. Similarly ATKP, DTKP is variant of FTKP.

      There are some issues with BEE database at times. If you are still not comfortable then I would say that you should go and buy Bluestar BEE 3 star rated Inverter AC. But I can tell you with 100% guarantee that Daikin FTKP or FTKM series are more energy efficient than Bluestar BEE 3 star rated inverter AC.

  • Jesrani

    Need suggestions for buying 3 split ac’s

    Hello sir. I need to buy 3 split ac’s for my home, all 1.5 tonne.

    One will be for Hall, one for 2nd room and one for main room. The one in
    Hall will be used very less, maybe 2 months in a year (night time only)
    and 2nd room will be used max 4 months (only night time) . I am
    thinking of buying 2 star Lloyd AC’s with copper coil for these
    requirements.

    However the AC in main room is used every night for day 8 to 10 months.
    Should i go for Lloyd or Godrej 5 Star AC or for higher ones Daikin or
    Hitachi. We are having Daikin, Hitachi and Mitsubishi in our other house
    but i am not sure what is the real advantage. Some neighbours have been
    using Lloyd since years and seems to work just fine.

    Please suggest as i need to buy in couple of weeks time.

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

      Hello Mr Jesrani,

      Firstly I would suggest that you use the calculator given above on this page as the calculator can suggest you right size of AC as well as the right star rating as per your need. A lot depends on your electricity tariff as if you are in Mumbai then even a 2 months use is a lot of use as tariff is above Rs 10 a unit. The calculator takes into consideration the tariff of various cities.

      Secondly we do not suggest people to buy anything less than BEE 3 star rated ACs. In fact with BEE pushing for efficiency and new star ratings being available for inverter tech ACs, BEE 3 star rated ACs are almost the least energy efficient (or electricity saving) ACs available in the market. Going anything less than that would be like adopting the most obsolete and old technology.

      As far as brand selection is concerned, it depends on you budget. Brands like Daikin, Hitachi have top notch product quality, but they are expensive. They have really high energy efficient options as well. But then it depends on your budget. If you do not have that much budget then you cannot think of going for it. It is like while buying cars, you may like a BMW, Honda, or Toyota, but if they cannot fit in your budget then you may not buy them. Godrej is a good brand and reasonable as compared to Daikin and Hitachi. Godrej also has energy efficient models which makes it quite compelling. But do they have better technology as compared to Daikin/Hitachi? I would say it is good but not as good. Buying it would be like buying a Tata or Mahindra or Maruti car. Not that these brands have any bad quality, but BMW and Hondas of the world are certainly better. Same goes for Lloyd. It is a good Indian brand, but I would not rate it as top brand. But again that is my perception. And I find Japanese brands to have better quality than Indian brands.

    • Jesrani

      Abhishekji, thanks for taking time to respond. I understand the points raised by you.
      I am mostly staying in a small town in Gujarat where we have business. The dealer here has offered Godrej 3Star 18FQ3 model and Lloyd 3Star 19A3SH model. Which may be more silent of the two? These will be for hall and 2nd room.
      For main room I can stretch budget and take Daikin or other expensive one. But we don’t have good service for Hitachi or Mitsubishi here. I am thinking of Daikin as it is quite silent.
      Please offer your advices. I appreciate it. Thanks again.

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

      From energy efficiency point of view both Godrej model and Lloyd model that you have listed would be quite close (about 3.19 and 3.11 EER). Godrej models have copper + R410A while lloyd would be copper + R22. I think Godrej would be better in that case.

    • Jesrani

      Thanks again. Would there any better model for a couple of thousand more?
      For main room, would you recommend Daikin or maybe a higher Godrej model or any other? Budget would be under 55K.

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

      Hello Mr Jesrani,

      It would be difficult for me to suggest a model without knowing the right tonnage and star rating which the calculator given above suggests. I would recommend you to use the calculator and let me know the tonnage and star rating it suggests and I can provide you models.

    • Jesrani

      Your calculator suggests a 1.5 tonne normal or 1.2 tonne inverter AC for main room

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

      Hello Mr Jesrani,

      If you have a budget of 55K and you want a Daikin, then Daikin FTKP/ATKP/DTKP or FTKM/ATKM/DTKM any of these series would be awesome as they are inverter technology and highly energy efficient ACs. A 1.5 ton inverter AC would still be good if your room needs 1.2 ton inverter AC. Inverter ACs can auto adjust their tonnage as per a room’s requirements.

  • Tushar Gaonkar

    Hi Abhishek Sir,

    I am from Mumbai. I wanted to buy one ton inverter air conditioner. I have shortlisted two models
    first is Carrier Superia inverter 1 ton and other is Midea elektra inverter 1 ton.

    Wich one is best from your point of view?

    Regards,
    Tushar

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

      I would suggest going for Carrier model. Carreir’s product quality is better than Midea.

  • chandni

    Plz also suggest me about Hitachi i- clean technology…how is it?is it good to buy for future?

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

      i-clean technology makes sure that filters are automatically cleaned. It is good technology as otherwise you need to manually clean it regularly (not the you may not have to do so with iclean, but with less frequency). But it only saves effort for cleaning the air filters. It is not related to energy efficiency or cooling. Many brands have such technology although with a different name.

  • chandni

    Hi..my name is Chandni n i m from lucknow..i want ac for my room which is of 10*12*12 on the first floor which is top floor in my house,my room gets direct sunlight facing east side,i m a working lady and whole day the room remain closed,at evening i come to my home..i live in a rented house…per unit electricity is Rs. 6 ….plz suggest me the ac tonnage and star rating,,and also the brand which one is the best cooling ac? i m confused between hitachi,voltas and samsung? plz guide me,i hv to tak my ac right now…

  • Cyril Fernandes

    Hi,

    I want to buy 1 ton split Inverter air conditioner. I stay in Mumbai My
    bedroom is about 100-120 sq.ft with no direct sunlight. Kindly suggest
    me a 1 ton split Inverter air conditioner with in the budget of
    around 40000/-. My requirement is latest technology, power saving, energy efficiency, reliable and good
    after sales service.

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

      Voltas 123V MY
      Bluestar CNHW12CAF
      O General ASGG12JLCA
      Panasonic CS-YS12PKY

      any of these should be good for you.

    • Cyril Fernandes

      Thanks for your prompt reply – But are all this Inverter AC ? Is Voltas 123V MY Inverter AC ? What about LG?? Curious to know as to why LG name has not been recommended since it uses latest technology and latest features….!!

      E.g —- LG BSA12IBE Inverter V Split AC (1 Ton)
      OR
      LG BSA12IMA Inverter V Split AC (1 Ton)

      Can you plz. specify latest and good Inverter model in Voltas also ?

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

      Hello Mr Cyril,

      Yes, all the names that I gave were for inverter ACs. Voltas 123V MY is an inverter AC. Please note that voltas also has models without a V in the name. So you will also get 123 MY which is not an inverter tech AC. They took the old models and replaced regular compressor with inverter technology compressor to make it inverter AC. And for the naming, they added a V in between the number.

      To your question on why LG was not recommended: I would say that it was because of a mistake of our data collection team. You gave me a budget of Rs 40000 and in our database the price that we have is MRP of these models which is more than 40K. I guess we need to get it fixed.

      To your point on LG using latest technology and features: as far as features are concerned, I personally feel that the most important thing that is required for an AC is to cool well and with less electricity. So cooling capacity and energy efficiency are the top most thing that one should look at while buying AC. Additional features are rarely used and should have less of an importance while making a purchase decision. As for technology, I think Japanese brands like Daikin, Hitachi, General, Panasonic, Mitsubishi and even Carrier have better technology. LG uses microchannel condenser, which is certainly efficient, but is made of Aluminium. Most people do not prefer buying Aluminium condenser. However the dislike for Aluminium is not justified always as the only problem with Aluminium condenser is that if it corrodes then you need to replace it as against a copper one that can be fixed.

      LG certainly has good efficiency numbers and cooling capacity. You can certainly go for it. Both the models you have listed have same energy efficiency which is in fact better than the models I had listed. So they are certainly better choice than the models I had listed.

      As for voltas models, I had given you the number of latest inverter model only. They have recently launched these all star ACs which are inverter tech ACs. They have changed the number from old non “V” number to a new “V” number.

    • Cyril Fernandes

      Hi Abhishek,…. Thanks for your detail explanation….!!

      Budget is not a problem…. but as you rightly said I am looking for a brand that has good after sales service…. cool well with less electricity… Plz. suggest just 1 model in each which is the best in terms of latest technology, good cooling, less electricity and with most latest features in Daikin, Panasonic, LG and Voltas.

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

      Daikin ATKP or FTKP or DTKP would be the most energy efficient choice in 1 ton which you may get in your budget. Today only I heard that someone got a 1.5 ton model in 42.5 K so I am sure 1 ton should be possible in less than 40K (although most online sites are showing me a price of about 40.5K). Next efficient choice would be the LG models (both of them) that you listed. They certainly have a lot of features. The only thing that I think can (or in fact cannot) be an issue would be it’s aluminium condenser. Aluminium condensers are highly energy efficient, though if they get corroded (in a corrosive environment) then they can be hard to repair. However please note, I personally have LG for last 6 years in Mumbai and it has not got any issues till date. Third most efficient would be Panasonic CS-S12PKY. However panasonic models are quite pricey. They are good but very expensive.

      So if you can get Daikin FTKP/ATKP or DTKP in your budget, then that would be the best option followed closely by LG models.

    • Cyril Fernandes

      Thanks Abhishek…:-)

    • Cyril Fernandes

      Hi Abhishek,

      Once again just a gentle reminder…. I stay in Mumbai (Bandra East)….Require 1.0 ton Inverter AC….As per your above suggestions…. Personally if given a choice to you…. How would you rate from 1 to 5 (1 being the highest (very very good) and 5 being the lowest (ok) on below models in terms of cool well with less electricity (energy efficient) and of course good after sales service if required. e.g. Diakin FTKP (model no) – 1

      1) Diakin
      2) LG
      3) Voltas

      Also what will be your personal choice between,

      1) Diakin FTKP ( Please suggest exact latest model number )
      2) LG BSA12IMA Inverter V Split AC OR LG BSA12IBE Inverter V Split AC
      3) Voltas Inverter AC ( Please suggest exact latest model number )

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

      Hello Mr Fernandes,

      Cooling of an AC depends on cooling capacity. Higher the cooling capacity more it cools. For electricity you need to look at EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) of the model (or ISEER in case of new BEE star rated inverter ACs). You can get the data of all the models on this page on our website: http://www.bijlibachao.com/research/list-air-conditioners-available-indian-market.html

    • Cyril Fernandes

      Hi Abhishek,

      As per your explanation and the link you had sent, I have decided to go with Diakin, Please suggest at 2 latest models in Diakin with Higher Cooling Capacity and High EER.

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

      Daikin FTKM is the most energy efficient model from Daikin with BEE 5 star rating. However as it sells less (cost is a factor for that), FTKP is the most available model. FTKP is BEE 4 star rated and quite good considering your usage.

    • Cyril Fernandes

      Thanks

  • Parvez Khan

    Hi,
    I want to buy 1 ton split air con. I stay in Mumbai My bedroom is about 100-120 sq.ft with no direct sunlight. Kindly suggest me a 1 ton split air con (5 star or Inverter) with in the budget of around 32000/-. My requirement is energy efficiency, reliable and good after sales service.

    Last year I bought a Refrigerator and washing machine as per your suggestion and I m very happy and satisfied with both the purchases. I once again need your advise….

    Thanks and Regards
    Parvez Khan

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

      Hello Mr Khan,

      I would strongly suggest that you look at Calculator, FAQ and list of top ACs on this link on our website: http://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

      It will help you choose the right size, right star rating and right model/brand of AC for your room.

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

      I guess you may get good choices in Voltas 1 ton Inverter ACs.

    • Parvez Khan

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for your reply. Just now I booked LG BSA12IMA Inverter V Split AC (1 Ton) for 38000/- with free installation + gift. What is your opinion on this. One more thing I saw a new model for LG BSA12BEYD inverter AC with 4 star rating ….. which is better among the two as both of them are for same price.

      Thanks and Regards

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

      LG BSA12BEYD is a new model and LG got it rated by BEE. However, even BSA12IMA is equally efficient. If they had got it rated, even that would have been a BEE 4 star.

    • Niranjan Khanapurkar

      Which is good to buy LG BSA12BEYD or LG BSA12IMA. I haven’t found much reviews for BSA12BEYD model. Which is latest in two of them?

    • Parvez Khan

      Same thing happened with me. I booked BSA12IMA but Shopkeeper said model discontinued and gave me BSA12BEYD. … it is a good one but lack in feature if compared with BSA12IMA. …. But u paid 42000/- I paid 38000/- I got this from Malaika showroom in mira road…..

    • Niranjan Khanapurkar

      I bought it from Pune, still i don’t know why so much difference in price. On amazon its available for 41K so thought 42K is good price to buy from local store. Yes its certainly lack of some feature such as 4 way swing, mosquito away, One thing is weird that IMA model is listed as new on LG website on first page. Whereas BEYD mode isl listed on 5th page with no New mark. That was only my concern.

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

      LG BSA12BEYD is the latest model. It is BEE 4 star rated and as good as BSA12IMA.

    • Parvez Khan

      The remote control given with is model has a button called WATT what is it? If we press it shows 80%, 60%, 40%…… i cannot understand what is it?? Does it mean … to run this unit on the desired level … please help ? Nothing is mention in the manual provided …

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

      80%, 60% and 40% are tonnage capacities. If you want to fix the maximum tonnage to 80% then you can do that. In that case if you have a 1 ton inverter AC, it would run max at 0.8 ton and will not go beyond that. If your room needs 1 ton (to get the temp to 25) then at 0.8 ton it would not go less than 27-28. It’s just a way to cap the cooling capacity.

    • Parvez Khan

      My ac is very bad in terms of cooling…. airflow is very slow… i cannot find any pressure in air …. i have to keep my ceiling fan running whole night for proper distribution of air in the bedroom. My question is wheather all the inverter ACs perform same …. or only my ac is like that… before my fixed ac used to cool within 3-4 minutes…. please advice… what to do ???. I think i made a mistake to buy inverter ac

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

      There should be a button to adjust the fan speed of the AC. Make sure that it is at the highest level.

    • Parvez Khan

      Hi,

      I tried everything but of no use…. I even tried JET COOL function. I will call their customer service. If same thing continues i will fight for my right. My hard earned money is wasted…..

      Thanks & Regards

      Parvez

    • Niranjan Khanapurkar

      Actually i booked LG BSA12IMA model but now shopkeeper saying that BSA12IMA model is discontinued and he delivered BSA12BEYD. I paid him 42000/-, is this price is ok for this model?

    • Parvez Khan

      What is the watt button on the remote ??? Does your ac cools slowly ???

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

      yes, if you cap the tonnage to 80% then cooling capacity of the AC would reduce.

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

      42K sounds good for the model.

    • Parvez Khan

      But same model I bought for 38000/- in mira road from Malaika electronics….

  • Rajul joshi

    Hi bijli bachao team,
    I want to buy split ac 1.5 ton for my the room 10*15 feet . I want ac with r410 gas which is best for me? Mitsubishi,lloyd or other one?

  • Anil

    Hi Abhishek – I am planning to buy a 1.0 ton 5 star split ac and have shortlisted 3 models 1) LG LSA3ATSD (Aura Terminator), 2) Samsung AR12KC5JAMC and 3) Voltas 125 MY. Could you kindly suggest, which model would be best to buy? I am based out of Bangalore and will be using the AC during summer only (2-3 months a year).

    Thanks,

    – Anil

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

      LG and Samsung BEE 5 star rated models have higher energy efficiency than Voltas BEE 5 star rated model. You are in B’lore and I guess the environment will not be very corrosive. In that case I would suggest that you go with either LG or Samsung.

  • Anurag

    Hi,
    What is the difference in various types of gas like R22, R32, and R410.
    Also, which one is best as per AC durability.

  • Dhruba Dutta

    Hi,

    I want to buy an AC for room 14′ x 10′ x 10′, and East side wall gets direct sunlight during day time for couple of hours. In the room I have 2′ depth wardrobe with entire wall. I want to but most energy efficient AC, so confused with two brands Hitachi or Daikin.

    Please suggest the AC tonnage? and the Model (at least two, if any one is not available in kolkata, I am based on kolkata).

    Thanks,
    Dhruba Dutta

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

      Hi Dhruba,

      The calculator and list of most energy efficient ACs mentioned above should certainly help you find the right size and the model as well. Hitachi Kashikoi 5400 series or Daikin FTKM or Godrej NXW are the most energy efficient series in the market.

  • Shubham Bansal

    Carrier Duraedge Plus K + & Panasonic UC18RXY3-6 which one have to buy ??

  • RespektDNA

    Hi,

    I have narrowed down to Hitachi Kashikoi Inverter 2 Ton AC. But can you please explain what the numbers alongside mean? 5400, 5300, 5200? And since there is a difference in price, I can only assume they’re for motor speed or some such. Please tell me how to pick the right Hitachi, 2ton, inverter AC.

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

      They have different energy efficiency (energy saving) levels. 5400 is the most energy efficient or electricity saving and 5200 is the least. Choice depends on your usage of AC and electricity tariff.

  • Shubham Bansal

    sir plz solve this doubt regarding this model ..there is copper or aluminium?? http://panasoniclifeconditioner.in/product-details.html?CS-KC18RKY-1

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

      It is blue fin, so it is copper.

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

      It is copper.

    • Shubham Bansal

      but sir it is written there micro channel condenser -Highly durable Aluminium alloy condenser which halts corrosion, damage & leakage.Economical & ecological.what is that???

    • Shubham Bansal

      sir plz tell

    • Shubham Bansal

      but sir it is written there micro channel condenser -Highly durable Aluminium alloy condenser which halts corrosion, damage & leakage.Economical & ecological.what is that????

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

      The specs on the website are confusing. It says Blue Fin Condenser as well as Micro Channel Condenser which is not possible.

  • Kartheek

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am planning to buy Hitachi Neo 4200F ac, its a 1.5 ton four start ac and is costing around 40k.
    Tried for reviews but didn’t found any on this model. Please suggest your inputs about this.
    Thanks

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

      Hi Kartheek,

      We do not test individual models so I cannot provide you a user feedback. But Hitachi in general is a good brand with sound technology. They have all copper models and this model is a BEE 4 star rated model (the choice will depend on you usage of AC). In general the kind of complaints that we have heard about hitachi are around noise of indoor unit and their service levels are not up to the mark at some places.

  • Karthik

    Hi Sir

    I have recently purchased and installed a Carrier AC 1.5 tonne (Ester series 5 star rating) for my bed room (dimensions – 16 * 10 * 10). My flat is in 5th floor of the apartment and its the last floor. One of the bedroom’s wall faces the west side and also has windows in it.We have put 2 steel almirahs also in this room. I am using the AC only in nights – When I set the temperature to 24, I am able to feel the cool air blowing off the vents but the room doesn’t gets cooled fully – I mean we are able to feel coolness but not very chill even for 1 hr with AC set at 24. If I lower the temperate to 22, the cooling gradually increases and at one point it becomes very cold – Then i raise the temp back to 24 and then its maintained with sufficient cooling.

    I read that 24 is the optimum temperature to be set to save electricity and hence I try setting this temp. Does this not suit for rooms situated in the last floor of high rise buildings ( I am from madurai and temperature in day time right now is around 39-40 c). Is the AC working normally or should I contact the service technicians to rectify any problems. Please help.

    Thanks

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

      25 degrees is a good temperature for thermal comfort and electricity savings. 24-25 will not feel chill as chill does not mean thermal comfort.

      You should set it up to a temperature that is comfortable with you. I do not see any problem with the AC from what you have mentioned.

    • Karthik

      Thank you for your clarification

  • Rajendra Habib

    Hi Abhishek,
    I’m bit confused with the updates.Let me clear from my side that my overall usage of day and night would be 8-10 hrs.
    We will use the unit exclusively in summer…
    Any tips to extract the best use of the unit.

    Thanks,
    Regards…

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

      To make the best use of the unit, keep the AC at 25 degrees, make sure that the maintenance is done regularly. Also make sure that the room is tightly closed when using AC and there is no leakage of air. Using a ceiling fan with AC would be good if your ceiling does not get direct sunlight. You can also try applying thermal insulation on walls if any of the walls face direct sunlight.

      I am not sure what you did not understand in my previous reply. It clearly said if you use a BEE 3 star rated non inverter AC it would consume 1.5 units in an hour. If you use BEE 5 star rated inverter AC (5 star as per new BEE standards for inverter ACs) then your electricity consumption would be 0.5 units per hour. In 10 hours a BEE 3 star non inverter AC would consume 15 units while a BEE 5 star rated inverter AC would consume 5 units.

    • Rajendra Habib

      Sirji ,i’m Rajendra.P.Habib and my query was regarding1.5 ton inverter ac and non inverter.

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

      Sirji, I also replied for the same.

  • Shubham Bansal

    does voltas ac models 185cya and 185jy comes with 100% copper like in japanese companies or pfc ??plz tell

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

      Voltas has copper models.

  • Shubham Bansal

    sir, which ac i have to buy from carrier 18k ester,lloyd LS19A3LN, panasonic YC18RKY3-1 all are 1.5 ton 3 star plz help me to choose ,as dealer said these days panasonic are doing great as there 100% copper with blue fin condender,eco tough casing ,throw air upto 31 feet and also there is diiferent way of throwing air in panasonic as compare to other models…should i go for panasonic ???..plz help in select one model.

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

      Of the three you have mentioned, Panasonic certainly looks the best. You can go for it.

  • Rajesh Jose

    Hi Bijli Bachao Team,

    I live in Cochin. My room dimension is 12 feet * 13.1 ft * 10 ft height. It is a ground floor room, hence no direct sunlight on the roof. Though there is a wall and glass window on west side, there is good amount of shades from trees. There is one more wall and glass window on south side. There too, lot of trees are there. I plan to by inverter AC. As per ur calculator, i should by a 1.2 ton inverter ac. However, 1.2 ton is not available in my area, so I should up size it to 1.5 ton or downsize to 1.0 ton. As per ur calculation, my room size seems to be closer to 1.5 ton than 1 ton.

    1) What would be ur suggestion if it is mostly night time usage?

    2) What would you suggest if it is day and night usage?

    3) If i up size to 1.5 ton, will there be considerable difference in power consumption compared to a downsized 1 ton? Will there by any impact like over cooling or insufficient dehumidification ?

    4) What is your opinion on Carrier superia plus invertor a/c?

    And just curious, how would a wall on west/south side would impact the heat gain in the room, but not a wall on east/north side?

    Thanks,
    Rajesh

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

      If the usage is only at night then 1 ton inverter AC would suffice. If your usage is for both day and night then 1.5 ton inverter AC would be safer.

      Inverter ACs have better efficiency at lower tonnage, so from energy efficiency point of view, oversizing inverter AC is better. So 1.5 ton inverter AC would consume less electricity. However you also have to pay more to buy it. There won’t be any overcooling due to oversizing as if the room needs 1 ton, even a 1.5 ton inverter AC will run at 1 ton. Dehumidification will also be fine.

      We have not listed carrier ACs on our top ten list as the data on their website is not very clear. They have not registered their inverter ACs with BEE and whatever information they have given on their website is insufficient to do any kind of comparison with other brands. So I do not think I will be able to make a comment on their inverter AC.

      As for wall heat, the side facing sun during the day (noon-post noon) would be the hottest. East/North side rarely faces direct sun and thus is less hot. West/South faces most of the heat during the day and that is why the walls are hot.

    • Rajesh Jose

      Thank u.

      “Inverter ACs have better efficiency at lower tonnage, so from energy efficiency point of view, oversizing inverter AC is better.”

      I guess what u meant by the above statement is, for a given inverter AC, operating at its lower ranges is more efficient than operating at its higher ranges. Is that correct? So for my scenario, a 1 ton AC may have to operate at its higher range but a 1.5 ton AC will operate at a comparativeley lower range and hence more efficient in power consumption. Is my understanding correct?

      At the same time, wouldn’t the 1.5 AC also likely to go in to more on-off cycles (particularly at night) and hence consume more power in that? Or given the details, is it an unlikely scenario?

      btu range of AC that I am considering is

      1.5 tone: 8000-20000 btu;
      1 ton: 2450 – 13,300 btu.

      Thanks,
      Rajesh

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

      Your understanding of my statement is correct. However, you also need to understand that Inverter ACs are variable speed ACs and thus do not have on-off cycles. They just increase or decrease speed (or tonnage) based on the requirement of the room. On-off cycles induce inefficiency and that is what an inverter AC eliminates. You can read more on this link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/air-conditioners-with-inverter-technology-can-help-save-electricity-ac-india.html

    • Rajesh Jose

      oh…okay.

      So what will happen if the room is already cold enough? Because the minimum btu the a/c can run at is 8000btu. At night time, it may not require 8000 btu to maintain the set temperature in the room but that is the minimum at which a/c can run. Hence the room may be cooled below the set temperature and in such case even inverter a/c may be do on-off, right?

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

      If there is not much heat in the room for the AC to remove, then it does stop the compressor, but then again the variable speed motors have a different starting pattern as compared to regular motors. They do not need high current to start as compared to fixed speed motors. So even that on-off does not lead to losses. You can read more about inverter ACs on this link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/air-conditioners-with-inverter-technology-can-help-save-electricity-ac-india.html

  • Anish Das

    I have three models to choose from my dealer. Daikin DTC50QRV16, Carrier Duraedge Plus K + & Panasonic UC18RXY3-6. All are 3 star 1.5 ton. Prices are almost same. Which model should i get among these.

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

      Daikin DTC is the most energy efficient of the three you have mentioned.

    • Shubham Bansal

      AFTER diakin which one would you suggest???

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

      Hitachi, General, Mitsubishi (Heavy and Electric), Panasonic, Carrier, Blue Star, Sharp, Voltas, LG, Samsung, Godrej :)

    • IIM Grad

      is this the peking order you suggest, I am bit confused between midea inverter and carrier superia inverter and carrier octra inverter..i hardly see any difference in the superia and octra model what do you suggest.

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

      Between Carrier and Midea, I would suggest going for Carrier. Specs of Superia and Octra are the same. The only difference is that Octra has better filters. You can go for any one of them.

    • Shubham Bansal

      Carrier Duraedge Plus K + & Panasonic UC18RXY3-6 which one??

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

      Within the last 15 comments that you have posted, you have changed model numbers 3-4 times. I would suggest you not to get too confused with this else there are 1500 different models from different brands available in the market!! I would suggest that you use the calculator given above, look at the suggested star rating on that …. choose a brand …. Now I can see that you are moving between Carrier, Panasonic, Voltas and Lloyd. I would say stick to Carrier (as I can see you wanting 100% copper). Do not go for Midea, but stick to Carrier. Look at the star rating from the calculator above and buy any Carrier model that has that star rating. Carrier is a good brand and has good models. If you keep changing, you will not be able to decide on one ever.

    • Shubham Bansal

      thanku sir ,i will buy carrier only but carrier provide any blue fin coating on copper coils?

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

      They do. Carrier does have corrosion protection.

    • Sharad Kumar

      Hi Abhishek, how would you rate Toshiba Inverter ACs in comparison to Daikin and Hitachi?

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

      Daikin and Hitachi are better.

    • Sharad Kumar

      Thanks a lot, Abhishek!

    • Shubham Bansal

      sir plz reply which is best between carrier and panasonic ??

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

      both are good.

  • Amit Bombatkar

    Hi, i made an inquiry for Inverter 1.5T Ac, salesman told me that, if there is if there is voltage fluctuation, Inverter AC’s wont work even if Stabilizer is being installed. Is it true?

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

      It is not true. Inverter ACs are not impacted by voltage fluctuations. They will just reduce their cooling capacity at lower voltage. If you install a voltage stabilizer, and if voltage is stabilized properly, it should give the same output.

  • Ravi

    As shown in your site Daikin FTKM50QRV16 has 4.69 EER but in the Daikin official site it is 3.80 EER

  • mayur ambudkar

    Hi BB Team,

    Great article for a newbies like me to come to a conclusion.
    Although I’m planning to buy an AC for my medical shop (300 sq.ft), so can you please suggest me which should I buy. I have already shortlisted Diakin 1.8T (FTKH60QRV16) & LG (BSA24IBE) 2T. The AC will be use used everyday for a 8 hours. The other day I visited a shop they said I will be needing 2*1.5 ton AC to maintain the temperature as the door of the shop will be opened and closed several times a day and considering there will be more people coming and going.

    Diakin and LG service providers are available near by within a range of 20 Kms.

    So can you please suggest which one should I go ahead with and also 2T will be enough to cool my shop.

    Also please suggest if I need a stabilizer for the same.

    Many Thanks,
    Mayur

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

      Because it is a shop where lot of things will be kept and each of those things will take cooling, I think it will be better to go for 2*1.5 ton AC. I also think that 2T AC may turn out to be undersized. Also I would not recommend Daikin FTKH series as it is one of their least energy efficient series. Daikin FTKP is better. Between the two you have listed, LG model is better.

    • Mahavir Ambudkar

      Hello Abhishek,

      Thank you for you reply.

      will 2.5T suffice the requirement, if yes could you please suggest some options for the same.

      Thank you once again for your support.

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

      It may work out but it will not give you really cold chilling temperature. But it can surely make the place comfortable. However there is only one inverter tech AC model of 2.5 ton capacity which is O General ASGA30JCC ….. Daikin has 2.2 T capacity models. And the non inverter models in this capacity range are highly inefficient (high electricity consuming).

    • Mahavir Ambudkar

      Hello Abhishek,

      Thank you for your reply.

      The Primary purpose of making the shop AC is to ensure we keep any dust at bay, as it takes a lot of time to get rid of it. The secondary purpose will be to maintain the temperature and I can tell you that the AC will be maintained at room temperature 25 to 27deg, So we will not be needing it for cold chilling. The max. below we will go I think is 24C. In this case do you think that a 2 Ton Hitachi inverter AC’s will keep the shop comfortable.

      O General looks to be on a upper side of my budget, still will look if we I have the service centres near my place.

      Thank you for the support.

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

      I cannot give you assurance that it will work as it will depend on a lot of factors including how stuffed your shop would be and the kind of insulation that you would use. But it may work.

  • Deepak

    Hi Bijli Bachao Team,

    I have gone through the above estimator tool and reviews/comments and decided to purchase Diakin 1.5 ton 3 star AC(Based out of hyderabad).
    On Diakin India website there are 3 models listed FTC50QRV16 ,DTC50QRV16 and ATC50QRV16. Could not find much differences among them and when I called up Diakin dealers in Hyderabad ,even they could not list down the differences. What I got to know is A -series has some additional filter ,hence 2000 rs costlier.Can you please tell me differences between them and which one do you recommend.
    Also authorized dealers are quoting 34,500 for DTC50RRV16 and 36,500 ATC50RRV16 which includes installation ,3 metres of copper and stand for compressor. Price seem to very high compared to what is listed in your website(32,000). However multiple authorized dealers have quoted the same price. Am I being taken for a ride ,or is there any room for negotiation ?
    Would greatly appreciate your response.

    Thanks
    Deepak

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

      Well the three models are almost the same as far as air conditioning technology is concerned. As you rightly heard from the dealers, the ATC model has better air filters. Air filters are important if you continuously keep the room closed (something like what happens in offices). For a regular home use, regular filters are good enough. So FTC will also be fine.

      Daikin typically does not provide copper pipes and installation kit (which is mostly to be purchased additionally). The price on our website is picked up from online sources (Amazon, Flipkart, CompareIndia). It may be possible that the price you have got from the dealers include everything, while the online price does not include the installation kit.

    • Deepak

      Thanks a lot One small follow up question. So what is difference between FTC50QRV16 and DTC50QRV16 and which one is better?
      Also one of the dealer is quoting that FTC50QRV16 is an old model and FTC50RRV16(instead of qrv ,rrv series is latest model). Can you please confirm.
      As you do not recommend purchasing online ,If we purchase through retailers like croma etc , do we need to pay extra for installation and kit and how much is it gonna charge ?

      Thanks
      Deepak

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

      The difference is just in some filters that are extra in DTC.

      Daikin initially had PRV models, then they moved to QRV models. Their website, as well as BEE database has QRV models. I am hearing from people that they are changing to RRV. But as of now that is not reflecting on their database as well as BEE database.

      Daikin typically does not give installation kit. Copper pipe is about Rs 200-300/ft and wires also cost some. You also need to purchase stand for outdoor unit which costs about Rs 1000-1200.

      Costs depend on the deal you get. Sometimes dealers include installation in the price. Sometime they do not.

  • Tushar

    Hello,
    I am planning to buy a 1 ton 3 star AC based on my usage and room area. I already have a Diakin AC which I bought last year and have no issues with it. I like Daikin as a brand and was considering DTC35RRV16. But recently I came to know about LG himalaya series where LG is giving 5 years warrantee on Compressor, Condessor and gas and this seems a good offer to me. LG is bit costlier though. Which one would you suggest? Any other which I can consider ahich is < 30K? As I know Hitachi and Mitsubishi are good brands as well but they are pretty costly. I don;t have good service for Carrier at my place and so no considering it.
    Thanks,
    Tushar

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

      Hi Tushar,

      Both Daikin and LG are good brands. The major difference between the two is the condenser technology. Daikin has tube and fin type condenser which is mostly copper and corrosion protected fins. While LG has multi flow condenser which is all aluminium. They also apply corrosion protection on it. Ideally there should be no challenge with either one of them. But just in case if your environment is corrosive then Daikin would be a safer choice. But if LG is giving warranty on condenser then that should be safe as well.

    • Tushar

      Thanks a lot Abhishek. While further comparing, I found that the Daikin model specifies “Stabilizer free operation”. Does it indeed mean I don’t need a stabilizer? I already have Daikin FTC35PRV16 and using a stabilizer with it. I contacted the Daikin dealer at my place and the salesman there told me that I don’t need a stabilizer. He further told me that from QRV series onward, there is no need for an external stabilizer. Is it indeed safe? Or is it better to still use a stabilizer?

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

      From stabilizer free operation they mean that it can operate between 160~264 V. If the voltage goes below that, then it will not work. So if you have more fluctuation then it would be better to go for stabilizer. However if it does not fluctuate more than that, then the AC can work easily.

  • Naidu Ypvs

    Hi Abhishek, the Daikin FTKM50QRV16 on your top 10 inverter models (1-1.5 Tons) shows 1.4 Tons whereas Daikin website it as 1.5 Ton AC. My room is 16.5x10x9.6 feet. The tonnage calculator shows ~1.7 so will the FTKM50QRV16 suffice for me? Also have the model numbers changed this year? I am thinking between this and Hitachi 5400.. I reside in Hyderabad.. If I provide shade to the AC then Daikin will work.. right?

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

      The nominal cooling capacity of the model is mentioned as 5000 kW which means it is about 1.4 ton. However like every other manufacturer, it is rounded up by Daikin to 1.5 ton. Its peak cooling capacity if 6 kW which is equal to 1.7 ton. If the tonnage calculator shows 1.7 ton for a fixed speed AC then this AC would work perfectly fine. If the calculator shows 1.7 ton for inverter AC, then this might work well mostly for night use. During peak summer day time it may fall short a bit (but will not be too bad).

      Hitachi 5400 is also a good model. Daikin model has working temperature of 46 degrees. So if you provide shade to it, it would work well.

    • Naidu Ypvs

      Thanks a lot for your reply. The calculator shows “Size of Inverter AC that you need: 1.5 ton”. Daikin FTKM (825.00 for 1600 hrs) may be out of stock and the ATKM series does not have that much efficiency (1,315.00 for 1600 hrs) based on your data in list of all ACs.

      Should I opt for the Kashikoi 5400i then? It’s build quality is great no doubt but I do not have any idea about the quality of service here in Hyderabad.. please advise.
      Any idea how much discount we can expect from the MRP price from a dealer? A dealer quoted same price as MRP but is giving VGuard V400+stand as free. He states his technicians will install and service the 5400 AC and we need not request using toll free number for installation. I do not know if they are *skilled enough*. What should I do?

      Or is buying online from Hitachi e-shop better?

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

      Daikin FTKM and ATKM have exactly the same technology. ATKM just has extra air filters.

      The difference in our list is because of the standards used are different. BEE has recently started rating Inverter Technology air conditioners on star ratings. Manufacturers have to submit data for their models to get a star rating. For star rating manufacturers have to give electricity consumption (actual kWh or units) consumed in 1600 hrs. Daikin has submitted data for FTKM and it is 825 units for 1600 hrs. Whereas Daikin has not submitted data for ATKM and thus the data on our list is power consumption in Watts and not in units consumed for 1600 hrs. There is confusion in standards, but that will happen till all manufacturers register their inverter tech ACs and BEE makes it mandatory.

      For now all I can say is DTKM, ATKM and FTKM are the same models with slight changes in air filters, etc. Hitachi 5400 is also top of the line model. I cannot comment on their service in Hyderabad as I have not heard about it from readers.

      Also I do not know how much discount you can get on MRP. That is something you will have to check with dealer. Also I cannot comment on technical capability of the dealers. It can be good or bad. You will have to check with people in your area.

  • Sachin

    Dear Team, I have window in my 12″X 12″X 9″ room at extreme corner, please suggest whether to go with window unit or split unit of 1.5 ton as per calculations

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

      Hi Sachin,

      We would suggest going for split unit if possible. There are very few energy efficient options available in Window AC.

  • Sunil Choudhary

    i want to buy a Spil AC in Delhi, i am confused in Hitachi KASHIKOI 5200I and Daikin. FTKM50QRV16 which is better. Please suggest My budget is 50 K.

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

      Between Daikin FTKM and Hitachi Kashikoi 5200i, the Daikin model is better. The Hitachi model equivalent to Daikin FTKM is Hitachi Kashikoi 5400.

    • Sunil Choudhary

      I came to know that Godrej NXW is giving 10 Yr on compressor and 5 yr on condenser. so is it better to go with NXW in place of Daikin FTKM. Or which other model of Daikin is most energy efficient under 50K as my running is approx. 16-18 Hrs.

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

      If a warranty can give you lot more confidence then I would suggest that you go for Godrej. Compressor will not fail for sure, but if they can give 5 yrs on condenser, then it is a good option. In Daikin model FTKP is also quite efficient. But for 16-18 hrs usage I would say Godrej would be a better choice.

  • Sunil

    Hi,
    I am planning to buy 1 Ton AC (for room size 11*10 ft) with 5 Star rating for my home which is a coastal region close to Goa. We have a local dealer for Voltas who is giving a good deal of 33k with installation. He deals with Lloyd products as well. Could you please let me know if Voltas is good? If it isnt, could you please suggest me an alternative?

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

      Between Voltas and Lloyd, I would have my preference for Voltas. Not that Lloyd is bad, but I would say Voltas is good.

    • Sunil

      Thank you Abhishek. Could you please suggest any good model in Voltas. Looking for 1 ton inverter AC 5 star rating with copper wire.
      Good job on helping out people like us who are first time buyers and dont have much idea on it.

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

      Hello Mr Sunil,

      Below are two ACs that are 1 ton inverter with BEE 5 star rating from Voltas:

      Voltas 125V DYE
      Voltas 125V CROWN (AW)

      please note that there is “V” in the model number. Voltas also has 125 DYE and 125 CROWN which are non inverter technology air conditioners.

  • Dev Gurung

    Hi Mr. Jain,

    Really appreciate the diligent work that you and your team have been doing in creating awareness so precisely among the mass consumers for electronic products. Kudos for that!!!

    I have recently made my purchase based on your blogs and little market research. I bought the model DAIKIN “FTKM50QRV16” for 49K from Vijay Sales in Pune and have couple of queries. There’s a waiting period of 7 days since the model isn’t available right now. So, basically after reading lot of reviews it started giving me second thoughts.

    Hence, I wanted to clarify certain things for the respective product such as,
    1. I have been told, both by Vijay sales and by Daikin customer care that the series “FTKM50QRV16” has been changed to “FTKM50RRV16” and the features are the same as of the previous model. They said “QRV” belonged to 2015 manufactured models and in 2016 it is “RRV” now. It has not been updated on the Daikin’s website yet. Can you please confirm?

    2. I read couple of blogs on the other such website for Daikin ac user reviews and it hasn’t been so great for Daikin models. There has been lot of adverse comments. Can u please comment on that?

    3. I am still not sure of EER ratio of this model (since mostly not specified on websites) and i also came across HITACHI’s KASHIKOI 5200I (RAU518AWEA) for that matter. I understand the EER ratio of latter is much better than Daikin’s [I read your reply on this to one of the followers for comparison between Daikin and Hitachi (Mr. Rahul to be precise)]. I know it all will depend on the usage hours. But i will be using it moderately cos i will be installing it in my bedroom so mostly at nights only (considering 7-8 hrs. of usage). Can uyou please comment on that?

    4. I have been told by one of the leading electronic stores personnel that Daikin models are best amongst all. They are long run durable, reliable products. Can u please comment on that?

    To cut the chase, i am doubtful between Daikin & Hitachi mentioned models. Can you please clarify?

    Thank You…

    Regards!!!

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

      By the way if your usage is not very high, then Voltas has good BEE 3 star rated All star inverter ACs.

    • Dev Gurung

      Thank you so much for the kind response Mr. Jain. I have finally made up my mind for Daikin’s model “FTKM50QRV16” and would certainly update the blog with my user reviews for everyone. I should be getting it by tomorrow and it’s an oversized AC for the respective room.
      Also, should bring this into picture that one of the known AC maintenance engineer told me that inverter series are quite expensive deal with respect to maintenance and creates problems. But i took it other way round that since inverter series are new so it would work that way.

      Thanks & Regards!!!

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

      Great. Do share your feedback. Also I personally have inverter AC for last 3 years and my friends have it for more than that. And we never experienced expensive maintenance. So do not worry about that.

    • bigbyte

      Dear Dev, please post your review about FTKM50 after you get it installed. I enquired about this model in Mumbai but none of dealers were promising any delivery date for this model, so I decided to wait. Kashikoi series was too costly for my liking. Please post your review like if the installation kit was bundled and installation experience by Daikin.

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

      Try searching for DTKM or ATKM models as well. They are quite similar.

    • bigbyte

      Dear Abhishek, I forgot to mention that I tried searching for DTKM /ATKM
      as well. Infact the M series was not available, all I am getting is P
      series in all variants i.e FTKP/DTKP/ATKP, last two being more commonly
      available.

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

      FTKM is the most energy efficient BEE 5 star rated model. However as most people do not ask for it, dealers do not keep it. FTKP is BEE 4 star rated and also quite good.

    • Dev Gurung

      Mr. Jain, Now today i was supposed to get the ordered model as they quoted “FTKM50RRV16” but just moments ago i got a call from their sales rep mentioning that they have received the model which is “ATKP50RRV16” and now to my surprise they are saying ATKP are also good models to look for and these models have additional features to them when you compare it to FTKM series. I tried explaining him the situation here as what made me choose this particular model. So he says he’ll speak with the respective manager and will update. I mean this is not done on their part and is outrageous. I know for sure that the FTKM model which i have ordered isn’t with them and it will take around another week i believe to get the AC. I already paid them and its been a week now and i guess i don’t have patience for another week.

      Mr.Jain, do i go with this model “ATKP”? I know the difference between these models are only with respect to energy efficiency. How much could be the rate difference between respective models?
      Mr. Jain, looking forward for your reply and also would like to bring this into picture that the only reason i’ll be buying Daikin AC’s are due to your observations. So need enlightenment as do i go for the model which they have now or not? Pls help!!!

      Regards,
      Dev Gurung

    • bigbyte

      Well, the story is same with Vijay Sales in Mumbai. In my case they clearly told that they do not have the M series and can provide only P series. How much did they ask for ATKP50 model in Pune?

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

      My response to best brand is just like if someone asks me which is my favourite brand in Cars, I would say BMW. Does not mean Honda, Toyota or Hyundai, etc are bad. But yes I do like BMW. And to a question which is as flat as “Which is your favourite brand” the answer will be as flat. But then while buying a product one has to look at the utility, budget and various other factors. Most of the times people do not think in that direction and just ask: tell me one model that suits my need! Hard to give a response without knowing the need :).

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

      Hi Dev,

      ATKP or FTKP is a good series however not as energy efficient as FTKM/ATKM series. If FTKM series is BEE 5 star rated as per new BEE star ratings for inverter ACs then FTKP would also be at least BEE 4 star rated (if not 5 star). But here is a point: one does not necessarily buy the most energy efficient series. The choice should depend on usage of AC. High efficiency pays off only when usage is high. One reason why the dealers do not have FTKM series is probably because it does not sell that much as it is very expensive. And the reason it is expensive is because they are highly energy efficient. Dealers try to keep models that have higher circulation.

      How much would be your usage of AC in hrs/year? A lot will depend on that.

      Also I would also like to add that Daikin is not the only good brand. I have always maintained that most Japanese brands like Hitachi, Daikin, General, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Sharp and Carrier, Blue Star make quite robust models. And in fact Voltas, LG, Samsung and Godrej are not bad at all, just that the brands mentioned earlier are a bit better. It’s like comparing Honda, Toyota with Tata, Mahindra, Maruti in cars. Not that Tata, Mahindra or Maruti make any bad cars, but Toyota and Honda are quite good. In fact getting service for Maruti cars is the easiest and cheapest. While Toyota and Honda are expensive. Similarly top Japanese brands make great products. So it is not that you only need to buy Daikin. It is just that if someone asks me what is my favourite brand, then I have to take one name. And people never stop asking me that question. But that does not mean other brands are bad.

    • Dev Gurung

      Thanks for such precise explanation Mr. Jain. Got your point and i think ATKP will work fine with me. Not that i am left with much options but i guess it is an good option with respect to usage as well.

      Regards!!!

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

      Great! I think ATKP should be a good choice.

    • Dev Gurung

      Mr. Jain,

      Finally got it installed last night. FTKP is BEE 4star (as was written on the label of compressor).

      [Bigbyte, got it for Rs. 42,500/-(1.5T)]

      The sales person from Vijay sales was very cooperative and was following up until i got the delivery. So no hassles in that.
      Initially got couple of welcome and installation person’s details texts from daikin. Even got a call from daikin installation team for confirming whether i received the AC or not before the delivery. Told them did not receive it yet and the guy says after knowing my location that he does not cover mentioned area and someone else from daikin looking after the respective location will call me. Did not get any calls from anyone so proactively called the no. which i had in texts and this guy confirmed for installation. Installation guys came way late than scheduled time, it was 1800 and they turned up at 2000. Already dark. They kind of did everything in hurry cos in the morning my father noticed that there are dents on compressor. I did not noticed properly since was getting late for work.Will look at it in the evening. Also, i guess the installation guys are not directly connected with daikin but are 3rd party team on contractual basis with daikin. The total installation cost was Rs. 2350/-.

      Also, i guess the copper pipe comes with the package. It was all inside the box and the extra copper pipe which was left, these guys took it away with them. I did not notice it earlier but later realized.

      With respect to AC, cooling is awesome. The installation guys as well aren’t too savvy with the remote control’s functions cos they themselves looked confused. So need to do “Apna haath jagan nath”.

      Overall, with respect to service, it was average, AC seems good. Will update later down the line for usage experience.

      Regards!!!

    • bigbyte

      Thanks for the feedback. The lowest quote I got here in Mumbai was ₹43k for FTKP model so I guess both are at par.Will try to get a quote for FTKM model, failing which I’ll go for FTKP. Hitachi is too costly for my liking and even with better specs I don’t have trust in Godrej / LG etc.

    • Dev Gurung

      For FTKM model, the quote given by Vijay sales was 49k. What i can suggest you is, KM series are not normally available in the market and as stated & explained by Mr. Jain earlier, these series are not easily available since are expensive and high class models. What you can do is get the quote from couple of other such big dealers and tally it for the cheapest offer. It works even in this way that you mention the other dealer for the lowest quote provided to you(that’s your area for bargain). Best lucks!!!

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

      Awesome and thanks for sharing the feedback. Do let us know once you have started using it.

    • Dev Gurung

      Yup. will do the same!!!

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

      Here is my response:

      1) Daikin earlier had PRV series, then they moved to QRV (which is what is there on their website and BEE database). I am not sure if they have started RRV series as our main source of information is the web. As of now manufacturers do not provide information to us and we rely on Manufacturers’ websites and BEE database.

      2) Most people rarely provide good feedback if they have good experience. And when there is a bad experience, they find all the avenues to vent out their anger. And online is the easiest way to vent out anger. I have not found any brand that has got more than 2.5-3 star feedback rating on most review sites. If I have to look at review sites, I would look at specific issues that people are talking about. If there are multiple complaints about service quality in my city, I would think about that. If there are multiple complaints about a specific issue with a model, then I would check if it would be applicable for me or not. But I would not just take overall negative feedback on the face of it. Although most people do not provide us (bijli bachao) feedback once they have made purchase of AC but I have never had anyone come back and complaint about Daikin FTKM model. In fact a few friends (an aquaintances) who have purchased the model are quite happy with it.

      3) Hitachi Kashikoi and Daikin FTKM are quite close as far as electricity consumption is concerned. Hitachi is just a bit more efficient. Hitachi is also a great brand with fantastic make quality. However we did get some complaints about their service in cities like Kolkata, Delhi. That is what makes me more comfortable in recommending Daikin.

      4) If your usage is moderate then you can go for a BEE 4 or 3 star rated inverter AC as well. Tariff in Maharashtra is quite high. So for usage of 1300-1700 hrs a year, a BEE 3 star rated inverter AC would also work. If your usage is quite high (above 2300 hrs) then you must go for the most efficient one.

      5) With all my personal biases Daikin is my favourite brand. No doubt Hitachi, General, Mitsubishi, etc are great brands that are quite durable as well, but somehow I have lot of inclination for Daikin. You may find it in most of my recommendation where people have insisted me to recommend a brand. But not everyone likes Daikin. And that is why I would say, if you want to discount my biases, then you may certainly consider other brands.

  • leo Prakash

    Hi, I am planning to buy 1 ton inverter AC for room 10x 8 feet in chennai. confused with the brand and price. my budget is 40 k. kindly suggest

  • Mandar

    Hi,
    The calculator is showing 1 ton 3 star AC as per my requirement. I am living in Pune and will use AC during night time for 3-4 summer months. I have budget of 25-30 K. Which one should I prefer?

  • Milton D’Cunha

    Hi I live in mumbai and wish to buy a inverter ac for my 140 sqft room terrace flat facing west/south west. As per the calculations it shows a 1.2 ton as approprate for my use
    However there are a limited choice in 1.2 ton inverter acs and most showrooms directly suggest a 1.5 ton ac due to lack of choice. My usage is only at night. Would a 1.5 ton be an over kill for my room or can i also look for a 1 ton.

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

      If you need it only for night then 1 ton inverter AC would also be sufficient. However inverter ACs have variable tonnage and 1.5 ton will also adjust to the requirements of your room. So 1.5 ton would be safe choice (for day and night), but if your use is only at night then 1 ton would also do.

  • Harsha

    Hi Abhishek Please share the EER for DAKIN FTKM 1.0 TON.Thanks in Advance

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

      It’s EER is 3.62. It’s SEER data is not available yet.

  • umesh patel

    I am from Adelaide Australia and want ot get AC at my home town in Gujarat

    My main concept is energy saving as it does make a lot difference

    I am getting KASHIKOI 5200I (RAU518AWEA) and GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG in same price

    But not sure about energy consumption ? Please advice

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

      From numbers from BEE Godrej looks slightly more efficient. From a durability perspective Hitachi 5200 would be better. However a lot depends of which brand provides better service in your area. If Hitachi has good service then I would go for Hitachi, but if that is not the case, then Godrej would be good as well.

  • umesh patel

    Hi Abhi

    Please help me GSC 18 GIG DGOG Model

    It says her 1300kwh / 1600 hours and Godhrej company says 760 around kwh / 1600 hours

    how can I verify ? thx

  • Pravesh Khurana

    SIR , my budget 38000rs,(exculing installation, and others) 1.5 ton 5 star i selected (Godrej 1.5 Ton 5 Star GSC 18 FG 5 WNG ) (Godrej 1.5 Ton 5 Star GSC 18 FG 6 BNG) and any model for voltal in this price range , plz tell me out of these which is best , kya godrej ka ac lena thik rhega i have a doudt bt mene padha ki energy consumption and colling mein godrej , voltas se best hai , durable aur effective konsa ac rhaega ,, agar mein hitachi , ya bluestar pe move karo toh mein window afford kar sakta hun ,, mein hai ki godrej ke in AC KAISA RHAEGA

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

      Electricity consumption is model specific and not brand specific. Isi liye har model ko ek star rating di jaati hai. Voltas ka ek model bhi Godrej ke doose model se kam bijli le sakta hai. Par haan yeah baat zaroor hai ki Godrej ke paas kaafi achche energy efficient models hain. Godrej GSC 18 FG 6 BNG kaafi achcha energy efficient model hai. But it has PFC or parallel flow condenser which is aluminium not copper. It will be great choice if your area is not very corrosive. A blue fin condenser is more durable (hitachi, bluestar etc have blue fin). But that would be expensive as well.

    • Pravesh Khurana

      aap bas ek mujhe choice de jiye split 1.5 ton aur 1.5 ton window dono ke liye ,, bcz market and brands confusing me

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

      Godrej GSC 18 FG 8 MOG for split and Hitachi RAV518HUD for window.

    • Pravesh Khurana

      SIR I ALREADY MENTION my budget this godreg model is too expensive nd as u mentioned in ur last comment that i should go for blue fin which is also absent in this model . how abt voltas with blue fins , or godrej any other model

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

      You may get these models from Voltas in your budget:

      185 JY
      185 CY
      185 CYA
      185 EY(R)
      185 EY(S)
      185 ZYE
      185 DYI

      They all have copper.

  • Hezron Lionel

    would like to know how the watts are calculated for an ac. for example if the ac is rated to consume 1315watts… is it as per hours/months/year basis?

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

      The power rating of an AC is always instantaneous electricity consumption.

      Watts is like speed (like kmph) of electricity consumption.

      Actual electricity consumption is mentioned in kWh or kilo watt hour. So if 100 watts is used for 10 hours or 1000 watts for 1 hour, then that means 1 kWh or 1 unit of electricity is consumed.

      Also in case of ACs, the compressor switches on and off depending on the heat load in the room. So even if an AC is rated 1315 watts, if you use it for 1 hour it does not mean that it would consume 1.315 kWh or 1.315 units. It will do so only if the compressor runs for full 1 hr. But that does not happen. In a right sized AC it runs for 70-80% of the total time.

  • Sunil bhutka

    SIR I WANT TO BYE AC FOR MY LIVING ROOM OF 200 FEET2 MY usage IS 5 6 HOURS A DAY FOR 6 7 MONTHS U SUUGEST INVERTER MODEL OR 5 STAR

    • Sunil bhutka

      Sir I am getting DAIKIN FTKH 1 ton model for 34500 is it good quote or should I go for more efficient FTKM WHICH IS AROUND 38000

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

      FTKH model is not very energy efficient. FTKP is better than that and FTKM is the best. In fact you can get better models in that budget like: Panasonic CS-TS12PKY or CS-YS12PKY, O General ASGG12JLCA or Blue Star CNHW12CAF

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

      Hi Sunil,

      I would strongly suggest that you look at Calculator, FAQ and list of top ACs on this link on this page.

      It will help you choose the right size, right star rating and right model/brand of AC for your room.

  • Sunny

    Hi , Abhishek jain

    i am looking to buy a window and one split ac,,

    Please refer me A Brand .. MY requirement is simple..
    They should have timer (advance), I want my ac to have a feature like stand by or like it will switch on itself and and run for 15 and then do that in another 45 mints something like that,….

    Now abt how much Tonnnnnage

    1 my first room where parents sleeps doest have direct contact with anywhere ,, means it is surrounded by rooms in all three direction and it is in ground floor
    measurement of room are length breadth are 130 inch x 120 width and height is 110.. has a window of 30×35
    So will 1 ton (split )ac will work (split ac) Lot of sites recommend 1 tonnn ,, but my parents are persisting nd saying what if that wouldt be enuf ?

    2 Second room has same measurement but one wall is facing toward to street with one more slightly big window ,, i wish to buy window ac here.. can i get way with 1 tonnn

    SO Summery
    Which brand has such features like power saving where it self switch on and switch off itself (should be able to control)
    does ac also emits heat ?? fo winter season ? window or split
    and how much ton ,, plz ,, Thanks

  • Waruna

    Is there an ideal mounting height for Split ACs? Should they be mounted as close to the ceiling as possible? Would this result in AC sucking air from the attic space if the ceiling is made of wood that has cavities in between?

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

      about 7-8 ft should be good enough to mount the AC. There should be about 6 inch gap between the ceiling and the indoor unit. AC will not suck air from top. The vent is on the lower side.

    • Waruna

      Is there an ideal location in the bedroom to mount the split AC? Should it be mounted next to the bed where the airflow directly hits the bed or it should be mounted in a center position even though airflow is not directed towards the bed? I was afraid of missing out on fan cooling effect and not being able to set a higher temperature 25 or above if the airflow is not directed towards the bed.

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

      Make sure that the AC is mounted at a place that is not more than 8-9 ft away from the bed. However as long is the AC is right-sized, it should cool properly. Best place would be closest to the bed.

  • sudheesh chandran

    Hi Abhishek..Its great to read this article..Thanks for this.However i am so new to the techniques and all other basics of AC..as climates changing day by day i am also in a situation to buy one..initial planning was to buy an air cooler. but now thinking to go for an AC.Please suggest me some Good models for me.
    Place Trivandrum, Kerala
    Climate 33 degree humidity 74%
    Room 11*11*11
    ton req 1-1.5
    BEE Star 5
    Price as low as it available (price which not allowing me to buy one)
    Hope you can help me with a Model with the above details
    Thanks and Regards Sudheesh

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

      Hello Mr Sudheesh,

      I would suggest that you use the calculator, FAQ and list of top ACs given above on this page to do the calculation of the AC based on your location, usage and tariffs. It will give you far better idea on what you should really go for (1 ton or 1.5 ton/ BEE 5 star or inverter). Low price is not always a good choice as you may not get an efficient model at low price and if your usage is high then it is better to go for higher efficiency model that can help you save.

  • hari babu

    Hello Abhishek,

    I am planning to bye Daikin FTKM50QRV16 AC. But i have seen this model in Star rated inverter ACs and unstared inverter ACs list with different tonnage and different EER. Can you please tell which one is the correct one and is there any difference between those two models.

    Thanks,
    Hari

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

      Hi Hari,

      Thanks for pointing it out. My bad, it should have been there only in star rated list. Star rated inverters have ISEER (or Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) which is different from regular EER (or Energy Efficiency Ratio). We have explained it on this link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/iseer-star-labeling-inverter-air-conditioners-india.html …..

      ISEER value turns out to be a bit higher than Nominal EER. The data in unstarred ones is EER and that on Star rated ones is ISEER (because BEE is rating on ISEER).

  • Anurag

    Hi,

    Need to know about VSD53.WV1-MDA.
    Is videocon good Company for ACs?

    Also, suggest other ACs in this range..

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

      Hi Anurag,

      Videocon is an okayish company for Air Conditioners. This model is BEE 3 star rated model with copper condenser and R22 gas. It’s EER is 3.18 (which is on a lower side in BEE 3 star rated split AC). Whether this will be good or not depends a lot on your usage of AC and electricity tariff in your city. You can evaluate the same using the calculator given above on this page. You can also check the list of ACs on our page http://www.bijlibachao.com/research/list-air-conditioners-available-indian-market.html . On this page you can filter out data based on your brand preference and budget and size.

  • Rishikesh Kotian

    Please let me know which one would be a better choice as per one ton AC models. power consumption, cooling and quality wise. Hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU512CWEA) or Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK13YL-S.

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

      From a robustness point of view MHI is great. They have all imported products with great quality. But from power consumption and cooling capacity point of view, Hitachi Kashikoi 5400 series is top of the line. Hitachi kashikoi 5400 has more cooling capacity and lesser power consumption.

    • Rishikesh Kotian

      Thank you abhishek for your very valuable reply.It was very valuable reply.

  • Anand

    Why did you remove carrier midea flair x in 1 Ton or 1.5 ton category 3 star …???

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

      We do not intentionally add a specific model or remove a model from the list. We do our data collection frequently and based on the data whatever shows up on top ten based on energy efficiency shows up.

  • Rahul

    Hi Abhishesk Sir,

    Please accept my compliments on the terrific and so helpful content. I want to buy two inverter ACs of 1.5 ton and 1 ton. In 1.5 ton, I am undecided between Daikin FTKM50QRV16 (EER of 4.69 on your website but its spec sheet continues to show 3.8 I guess as per old method, and not current SEER with 1600 hrs and weighted avg of efficiency at 50%, 100% capacity etc.) and Hitachi 1.5 ton 5400i (claims EER of 5.0).

    I would really appreciate your kind help regarding this:
    1) Which AC do you recommend is better of the two?
    2) What is the minimum power consumption (w/hr) of both models? [FTKM50qrv16 has 370 W and 220W mentioned at different places for a 1,000W cooling & Hitachi 1.5ton 5400i don’t know, but kashikoi 400i had minimum of 440W for 1.5 ton & 410 W for 1.2 ton (4,180W model); The new 5400i 1 ton (~4,180W) consumes 300W at 50% capacity, so minimum should be same or lower, while 5400i 1.5 ton consumes 500W at 50% capacity, but minimum must be same or lower than 440 W of 400i] I would need ac for 15+ hours a day usage and am looking for best efficiency of the two at minimum power consumption and cooling.
    3) Is Hitachi better than Daikin in peak summer conditions of Delhi (not most important criteria as I am going slight overcapacity)

    Any help on query 1,2 and/or 3 above would be of great help for me. Look forward to your insightful response.

    Thank you
    Rahul

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

      Hi Rahul,

      Here is my response:

      1) Both ACs are good as they are BEE 5 star rated as per BEE’s latest standards for Inverter ACs. Both are top brands. Hitachi model is a but more energy efficient. Our website shows ISEER for BEE star rated ACs because we get that data from BEE website.

      2) Daikin FTKM50’s numbers are 825 units in 1600 hours. And that of Hitachi Kashikoi 5400 is 817 units in 1600 hrs (as per ISEER). So roughly 0.5 units or kWh per hr for a 1.5 ton AC. But this assumes variation in climate in those 1600 hrs. Actual will depend on temperature in your city. But it will be close to that.

      3) Hitachi models have operating temperature of 52 degrees which means they can work well even when it’s outdoor unit is placed in an ambient temperature of 52 degrees. While that of Daikin is 46-48 degrees. If you plan to keep outdoor unit out in a location directly facing sun, then Hitachi would be better as it will not stop working. Daikin model may stop working in peak summer in case it is directly exposed to sun.

      Hope this helps.

  • Ritesh Majumdar

    Hi there Bijli bachao team,

    First i wanna say thanks as you guys are doing a great job. Now, coming to my queries, i am in dilemma and hope you guys will help me out.

    1st- I am confused whether to buy AC online or not, as they are costing less from online.

    2nd- My room dimensions are; height 120 inch, length 135 inch, breadth 135 inch and we have a single storey (fyi its rented, i own a 3 storey house though) house, the room in which i am thinking to install ac, is covered from all directions except south, there is only a window (Ha Rapunzel!) facing south, there are no electrical appliances (forgot mention my 100 year old radio) in the room except for lights and ceiling fan. Though i feel 1.5 ton AC would be good enough. still wanted to get YOUR green signal.

    3rd- I am planning to run the AC 5-8 hours a day, 8-9 month a year. My landlord(bloody cruel) charges Rs10 per unit for the electricity. Please suggest me whether to go for Inverter AC or normal split AC

    4th- We live in a place where there is too much voltage fluctuations, so do i need to buy stabilizer even for the inverter AC (in case you suggest me an inverter ac otherwise inverter is a must have for normal split ac, and i know that, thanks to your posts, i am a smart guy now haha)

    5th (and last)- As i said i have been looking ACs online, so there are few products which i have shortlisted and if you also feel they are good enough to buy please let me know. One is- Voltas 18V IY 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC, and another is- Voltas 1.5 Inverter AC 18V EY Inverter AC Air Conditioner White (Not that i like voltas so much, but they are coming cheap)

    P.S. My budget is 40-45k. Hope your suggested products would be within my budget. Now, waiting eagerly for your reply

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

      Hi Ritesh,

      A lot of the things that you have asked are mentioned in the FAQ above. However here is my response:

      For Q1: FAQ no 16 -> Should I buy an AC online?

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

      If you are buying on Flipkart try to get it from WS Retail.

      Q2: Sizing depends on multiple factors and instead of me asking all those question to you, I would suggest that you use the calculator given above to get the right size and recommended star rating.

      Q3: Again I would say that the calculator above should help you. However looking at your tariff and usage, Inverter AC sounds better.

      Q4: Again FAQ No 20 above: Is Stabilizer required for my AC?

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

      If you are really worried about your AC then go for a Vguard VG400 voltage stabilizer that has surge protection feature as well.

      Q5: Voltas is a good brand and Voltas 18V IY 1.5 ton is BEE 3 star rated as per BEE’s new star rating for inverter ACs. It will be certainly more energy efficient than a fixed speed BEE 5 star rated AC. But there are more energy efficient ACs as well. Your usage is about 8x30x9 = 2160 hrs. As per BEE data the electricity consumption of this AC is about 1066 for 1600 hrs. So in your case it would consume about 1440 units in a year. A BEE 5 star rated inverter AC would consume about 1100 units in a year in your case. Which means yearly savings of 340 units or Rs 3400 in your case. But that would cost about Rs 63000.

      I think Voltas 18V IY model is good for you if you need 1.5 ton AC (please confirm using the calculator).

    • Ritesh Majumdar

      Thanks for the reply.

  • Mukesh Varma

    Hi Abhishek Jain Sir,

    What is you view on Trane Interactive AC’s , both Inverter type and Non Inverter Type. I have not heard of this brand and they claim to be better than daikin or any other japanese brands. They are also on the costly side too. A 1.5 ton Inverter type is costing around 55,000. Could you please help me choose a better AC.

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

      Trane is a brand from US. They are quite popular in America. But they are new in India. They have good models, but I am not sure how their service is in India. In general it is a good brand (considering their reputation in US), although I would not say that it is better than Japanese brands. But it is good.

    • Mukesh Varma

      Hi Sir,
      Thanks a lot for your response. I think I will go with Daikin or Hitachi Models. Thanks a lot for helping me. :)

  • Sirish

    Can you please elaborate on Daikin model number suffix RRV16, PRV16, QRV16 and NRV16. The series I would be interested is FTKP as you had recommended in another post. ( DTKP and ATKP are superior to FTKP?)
    Thank you

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

      DTKP and ATKP are not superior but just have extra features like mobile phone connectivity, etc which are not necessarily air conditioning features but more of comfort features. As for the other numbering convention, the only one which is available in market now (the latest one) would be QRV16 as Daikin’s official website only has QRV16 models.

  • Venkatesh.s

    Dear sir I am venkatesh first of all thanks for your valuable comments I am totally impressed with your comments sir I am residing in south Tamilnadu i am totally confused to buy the ac last one week I am searching in Internet and shops for ac but I get a conclusion that my need is 1.5 ton 5 star split ac my prefer is hitachi or daikin which is the best and specify the best models my budget is 45k here for 1 unit current will be 5 rupees so I need the energy efficiency also so pls tell the best one I am waiting for your valuable reply once again thanks for your comments make it soon as possible

  • ankur gupta

    Dear Sir,

    I Bought a Hitachi Ace Inverter AC 1.5T (3 Star ), my old voltage stabilizers which was working well with my old ac does not work with this new air conditioner, the AC compressor does not even start , outdoor fan keeps tripping after starts.
    kindly suggest a good voltage stabilizer for this AC , voltage supply is not erratic , still would like some basic protection.

    AC installation people say buy a newer/ better stabilizer

    Also share the link of the stabilizer rating list

  • rakes rockz

    Hi

    Which one is better among Mitsubishi,Daikin,Blue star.
    In show room,they said now daikin models are coming with indianmade or china made now a days.
    About Blue star ,most are aluminium.
    Mitsubishi,is there any gas problems?
    How often do we need to change Gas(Its a costly affair).
    *Why there are different A.C. models when all do the same i.e. cooling?

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

      And yes Daikin is manufacturing in India (not china). But still they have good quality.

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

      Mitsubishi and Daikin have all copper models. Blue Star has mix of Aluminium and Copper models. In Blue Star you have to check for specific model to see if it is copper or not. In next 2-3 days we plan to update our online database with Condenser type for each model. If you can wait for 2-3 days then you will get that information as well on our database.

      Gas change should not be a frequent affair. I have an AC which is working on the same gas for last 6 years. But for some people who live in a corrosive environment, gas change is frequent as they get gas leakage due to corrosion in condenser. Both copper and aluminium can corrode and thus corrosion protection is very important. But copper condenser can be repaired easily while aluminium needs replacement when it gets corroded. That is why people ask for copper. But if the environment is not corrosive then there should be no issue with either one of them.

      To answer your last question I would just give a few analogies: Why are there different car models when all they do is take you from one place to another? Why are there different phone models when all they do is call and send SMS :)? They just have different features, different energy efficiencies, different designs, different technologies.

  • rakes rockz

    Hi Please suggest me a model From Mitsubishi 1.5ton A.C. for my home.
    My usage is max4-5 hours and only during summer.I live in Andhra.As per calculator i need 1.5 ton.
    Budget not above 45K(With installation).
    One doubt,Is 3star provides more cooling or 5 star?
    Please provide two models one from 3 star and one from 5 star(It should include all features like power/energy efficiency, etc.,)
    Thanks

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

      Hi,

      The cooling will be same for both 3 star and 5 star. 5 star will consume less electricity for the same amount of cooling as 3 star. If you are concerned about energy efficiency then you should go for 5 star as they are most energy efficient.

      You can look at list of all the ACs available in Indian market on this link on our website: http://www.bijlibachao.com/research/list-air-conditioners-available-indian-market.html

      You can use filters (given at the bottom of the table) to filter out Models from Mitsubishi that fit in your requirements.

  • Anas Usman

    Hi,

    I purchased a Carrier Superia 1.0 Ton 5 star A C 3 days before. This page was my primary source of information for selecting the A C. Following are details printed on A C. Cooling capacity = 3350 W. Power consumption = 940 W. EER = 3.56. (in Carrier product details cooling capacity is 12200 BTU though). Pl update it on your page.

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

      Thanks for the update. We do have some minor issues with data for Carrier and Media which we are in process of fixing. Should be done soon.

    • Anas Usman

      It is actually a conflict in tech spec printed on their AC and their data sheet.

  • Chetan Sanghavi

    Dear Abhishek
    First of all – I would like to say you are doing a Fantastic Job
    secondly I have narrowed down to buying an LG 24IBE its a 2 ton Inverter Ac — I am not able to check this one out — I am getting a good deal on the same – Can you pls comment on the same on the basis of Electricity consumption and efficiency- thanks

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

      Hi Chetan,

      LG BSA24IBE has EER of 3.52 which for an inverter AC is a very good energy efficiency ratio (especially for a 2 ton AC). So from electricity consumption point of view it is fantastic. Please note, LG models have Multi Flow Condenser which is aluminium. However, they do provide good enough corrosion protection.

  • himanshu

    hi, i am from ghaziabad(UP) and i want to purchase a split AC. i have used window AC of 1 ton for the same. please suggest which brand is good. and there any benefit to go with inverter AC. and please tell me the shop also. there is any effect of cooling if the outdoor unit is fixed on arround 12-15 meter.

  • Yogesh Sharma

    Hi Abhishek,

    I have used information from your website and I found it very useful and made a decision yesterday only to go with Daikin FTC50RRV161 1.5 ton 3 star model. I have finalised 3 brands Mitsubishi/Panasonic/Daikin and selected Daikin only because of good price(Machine 31500+ Installation 1500 + Stabilizer 2250 + Stand 750) & durability, after sales service of the brand. Daikin Solution Plaza people were saying that you can use it without stabilizer(What’s your suggestion on it). Please give your opinion on this model also FTC50RRV161.

    I live in rented apartment in Delhi so I wanted to go with the Window AC first but didn’t see the good option so I purchased the split AC, Could you please suggest what precaution one should take while re-installation of the product while shifting the flat as I am little worried about the leakage of gas.

    Thanks in advance. You are doing a great job :).

    Regards,
    Yogesh

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

      For a fixed speed AC (non Inverter) I would still suggest going for a stabilizer if your place has lot of voltage fluctuations. In your case you may move to a place with voltage fluctuations then it is better to have a stabilizer.

      While shifting, always take help of Daikin service center. Do not call any local AC guy. Brands do not support if their products are installed by any local AC serviceman. And their servicemen would have a good idea on what to take care of while moving the AC.

    • Yogesh Sharma

      Thanks for your advise. I’ll get installed the stabilizer also with the Machine tomorrow. Otherwise how do you find this model FTC50RRV161. The date of manufacturing was Dec 2015.

      Regards,
      Yogesh

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

      This is last years model but they still have it on their website. Which means they still continue to sell it. It is a good model.

  • gautam mangol

    Hi, I must say you guys are doing a fab job and wanted to thank you for all your efforts.

    I am in Pune and looking for 1 ton inverter ac with range of 30-35k . I have shortlisted two models in this budget, Bluestar 3CNHW12CAFU with ISEER of 3.86 (3 star) and Daikin FTKH35RRV16 (ISEER rating is not available). Can you please advise which one is more energy efficient and better in terms of features. I found FTKH is Daikin’s least energy efficient series called as Eco- Inverter. Also bluestar have few additional filters.

    Is there any other model which I should consider ?

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

      Hi Gautam,

      Energy efficiency wise Bluestar CNHW12CAF is better than Daikin FTKH by a decent margin. Daikin FTKP and FTKM are better series from Daikin. If this is the best that you get in your budget then I would suggest that you go for Bluestar model.

  • Amit Sing

    also i am looking in terms of best value of money like low running cost but effective cooling

  • Amit Sing

    the page is really good for selection. i had gone thr ur calculator also.. i want to put one split ac in my living room of 12×10 ft where sitting is but the same size of 10 x 12ft is also add on which is extension of sitting area or dining but i actually not concernec for ac in this area and primarily focused on sitting area. i am totally confused firstly whether i put 2 ton or 1.5 ton as 1.5 ton is sufficient for sitting area but as another 10×12 area of dining is also attached where i dont need ac. secondly i checked with local dealers for all brands but cant decide. i want you to help me finalse the best split ac for my situation. mitsubishi electric mr slim 1.5 ton-eer 3.5, panasonic l1.5 ton latest 5 star jan17 model eer 3.53, or o general asga18FTTA 1.5 TON. i also been recommended for IFB 1.5 TON 5 STAR with 54c HD Compressor and titanium gold fin technolgy for which i got diverted as it is cheaper with full copper and high operating temp of compressor just like O-genrl and also for lloyd 18 5Fx curvy model.
    is Ifb good for cooling according to my usage . pls suggest in order of prefrence out of mitsubishi mr slim, o genral 18FTTA 5 star, panasonic , Ifb and lloyd.

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

      Hi Amit,

      If you want to cool the whole room then you will have to take the complete area which will be exposed to the AC (which includes dinning room). However if you want local area cooling, you can go for smaller (1.5 ton) AC as well. Here are some points from FAQs above that can help you with your queries:

      FAQ 8: Can I go for a smaller sized AC from what the calculator suggests me? Will it save electricity for me?
      It is always better to right size an AC because oversizing increases electricity consumption and undersizing does not cool well. However undersizing can save electricity. Ideally sizing is done to assure that AC can cool well up to 25 degree centigrade. If you slightly undersize then it may cool only up to 27-28. And will save electricity as well. But then it cannot be equal to buying 1 ton AC when you need 1.5 ton (as that will be gross undersizing). It can be done if you buy 1 ton instead of 1.2 ton. Also sizing is done considering peak summer temperature in mind. If your usage is mostly at night (when temperature is much less) then you may consider buying an undersized AC as well.

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

      FAQ 9: Which brand is good?
      This is the most common question we get which is most difficult to answer. We have tried to answer this on our link: Which is the best brand to buy?. A lot of it is perception based on experience. However these are the brands that you will most likely find in our recommendations: Daikin, Hitachi, Sharp, Panasonic, General, Mitsubishi, Carrier, Blue Star, LG, Voltas, Samsung, Godrej. Not that other companies are bad, but these are top most. The only brands that we do not recommend to buy are the brands that used to be retailers and now have started selling ACs under their own brand names.

      If you want to have AC with high operating temp, then go for brands like O General, Hitachi, Mitsubishi etc as they have better chance of working.

  • Harsha

    Hi Abhishek,

    Please suggest which model would be better among Mitsubishi MSY Series and Daikin FTKH series,thanks in advance.

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

      Mitsubishi MSY series would be better than Daikin FTKH.

  • Ajoy Chakraborty

    Dear Abhishek,
    My budget is between 30-35K for a split aircon. Bijli Bachao recommends a 1.5 ton. Is there aircon available in this range with a 5 star rating? I went to reliance Digital and the agent looking at my budget recommended the reconnect aircon which is fitting my billing. Is it any good? Some friends have recommended Voltas/Blue Star saying that their after sales service is very good. Kindly advise.

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

      Hi Ajoy,

      We suggest people not to buy ACs marketed by Retail Stores. Many retail stores like Reliance, Croma, Vijay Sales, Future Bazaar have started selling products in their own brand name. They are just products imported from China and rebranded in India. They do not put in engineering efforts to design a good machine. If price is your only concern then you may buy them, but do not expect long term reliability from them.

      Voltas and Blue Star are good Indian brands who have decent products and better after sales service (in general). However 1.5 ton 5 star ACs would certainly cost more than 35K (unless you go for something like Kenstar). You can do some analysis on our data on this link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/research/list-air-conditioners-available-indian-market.html

    • Ajoy Chakraborty

      Thanks so much Abhishek, I am really grateful. I searched online and ebay is claiming it will will deliver an original Voltas piece it at a very good discount. Should i go for it and if yes, then would Voltas do the installation and service?

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

      Ebay does not have its own distribution. And suppliers over there are much small time suppliers. I would suggest checking Flipkart (better to buy from WS-Retail) or Amazon.

  • anees ahamed

    Hi Abhishek,

    Though you suggest Daikin to be one best brand which is worth considering, I do not see it in the list of top ten inverter AC’s (BEE 5 star rated, <=1 ton). Does it mean it has less EER compared to other brands in that list? My budget is between 35 – 45K and calculator above suggest 1ton based on the inputs I provided. I am inclined towards purchasing a Daikin or Hitachi Aircon and my primary consideration is lesser current consumption. Given the situation, which is the best Daikin or Hitachi model I should consider? Or are there other 1 ton AC models which I should consider?

    Any help regarding model is much appreciated

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

      Hi Anees,

      The list of inverter ACs have 5 star rated and non star rated. Star rating for inverter AC is not yet made mandatory. Some brands like HItachi, Godrej and Voltas have got almost all their models rated on BEE star rating. Daikin has very few models star rated till now, but they have started the process of getting their models star rated. Other brands are still to catch up. In Daikin FTKM (or DTKM or ATKM) are the most energy efficient series and they are certainly at the level of BEE 5 star rated. You can go for them. However from my current analysis Hitachi Kashikoi 5400/5300 are the most energy efficient models available in the market.

  • kp modi

    Hello, abhishekji,

    thanks for 1st answer, it give me proper direction.

    the new starred INV is very costly now a days as i found.

    I found Hitachi, Panasonic & Sharp in this category specially.

    i selected non-starrd Sharp XP13PET (1.1,INV) @ 36k with installation.

    the EER I found is as below for 35k-36k range.

    Sharp = 4 .02 (singapur standard, weighted EER)
    Hitachi = 3.3
    Panasonic = 3.5 or 3.7

    may I go to sharp or panasonic or else?? pls guide

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

      In past we got good feedback about Sharp’s product quality. People were quite satisfied. However there were some complaints about their support, but in general it was mostly positive. Just confirm on their sales support from local dealers and I think you should be good with Sharp. You may also try Daikin.

  • Ankit Agrawal

    Hi Abhishek,

    Good Morning !!!

    I want to buy a split AC for my bedroom having size 14ft*9ft*9.5ft. Location is Jaipur,Rajasthan.I expect us to have a moderate usage of 3-4 hrs/day for 5-6 months/year.it is at ground floor and there is no other construction over it. it include 1 small window . none of the walls directly face the sun . Kindly suggest me the tonnage, star rating, brands and models suitable for this requirement.

    Regards,

    Ankit Agrawal

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

      Hi,

      I would suggest that you look at the calculator, list and FAQs on this link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

      It should help you choose the right size and model. You can also look at the list of all ACs on this link:

      http://www.bijlibachao.com/research/list-air-conditioners-available-indian-market.html

    • Ankit Agrawal

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for your reply.

      Since i gone through calculator and found as i need BEE 3 star Split AC for my room. But still i’m looking for best brand and model in this range. i found out that Hitachi is best in all available AC’s but if i look in market there are lot of models available and varying different price range.

      Since my expense range is upto max 35k, so Could you please suggest me, in Hitachi which model should i choose and why that is right option in available range, which will boost me do finalize AC.

      Other concerns is which Stabilizer is best for that and with what features need to look.

      Regards,
      Ankit Agrawal

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

      A VGuard VG400 would be good enough for 1 ton and VG500 would be good for 1.5 ton. However while buying stabilizer you also need to look at the voltage fluctuations that you get in your area. If they are huge then you may have to go for a stabilizer that provides better input voltage range.

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

      Hi Ankit,

      As mentioned in FAQ no 9 above:

      9) Which brand is good?

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

      Not sure what tonnage you need. But if you need 1 ton then Carrier Octra, Superia 3 star are good and if you need 1.5 ton then Daikin has some models that would fit in your budget.

  • RAJU MONDAL

    Sir,
    Please help me which is better ac in amount Rs 35000 to 50000

    • RISHI GUPTA

      godrej gsc 18 fg 8 mog 1.5 ton split ac
      this one is best if you are concerning about electricity consumption

    • Debashish Das

      Is this AC is really Inverter AC ?
      If you look at the specs of any other manufacturer Inverter AC, you will find Power consumption will be showed as Minimum, Maximum and Average. Like Hitachi 5300i shows Power consumption 820 Watts (330 to 1200).

      Have you seen the specs of Godrej, they have just mentioned 830 watts. It seems the compressor is fixed speed type or non inverter type.

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

      godrej gsc 18 fg 8 mog is a fixed speed BEE 5 star rated AC. It is not an inverter ac.

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

      If you want most efficient AC from godrej, then go for GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG

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

      Inverter Technology air conditioners can save more.

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

      Hi,

      I would suggest that you look at the calculator, list and FAQs on this link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

      It should help you choose the right size and model. You can also look at the list of all ACs on this link:

      http://www.bijlibachao.com/research/list-air-conditioners-available-indian-market.html

  • P.SRINIVAS.

    Sir, Mr.Abhishek Jainji, nasamte.Sir, I thank you profusely for your being kind enough and offering your valuable insight and advice on the two previous posts of mine.Sir, since there are no listings of 1.2 Ton Inverter ACs on the Bijli Bachao Top Ten Air Conditioners list, would it be alright if I purchase two 1.5 Ton Hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU518CWEA) ACs for the two rooms of similar dimensions I have mentioned previously, yesterday?Sir, the model is a 1.5 Ton, 5 star rated Inverter Tech AC on the top of your list.Or sir, what would you suggest, as I am trying to buy the best AC, with emphasis on saving electricity, and with price being no objective?Sir, I opine that, since the ACs shall be one time investments, I must maximize the tonnages and 1 Ton ACs would be worthless for future significant increases in the sizes of the rooms used (these are the second pair I am having to replace, almost immediately, because of the change in room sizes).Sir, also is there a significant difference between EER ratio of 5.75 [of both 1.Hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU512CWEA) 1 Ton and 2.Hitachi KASHIKOI 5300I (RAU512IWEA) 1 Ton] and EER ratio of 5 [Hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU518CWEA) 1.5 Ton].Thank you, kind sir, in advance.

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

      If your room needs 1.2 ton then 1.5 ton inverter AC would also work fine. You may certainly go for the most efficient 1.5 ton inverter AC.

    • P.SRINIVAS.

      Sir, Abhishek Jainji, actually the room’s requirement is a 0.75 ton Inverter Tech AC, according to the Bijli Bachao Air Conditioner Sizing Calculator for India.Sir, but, I get transferred to different places frequently, and the room sizes keep changing.Sir, you have suggested a 1.2 Ton Inverter Tech AC, yesterday as a solution.Sir, but since, there are no 1.2 Ton Inverter Tech ACs in the Bijli Bachao Top Ten Inverter Air Conditioners list, I was asking, if a top of the line 1.5 Ton 5 Star Rated Inverter Tech would make a substitute.Sir, thank you for your patience and kind responses.

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

      You can go for a 1.5 ton inverter AC as well. It will be real quick in cooling the room.

    • P.SRINIVAS

      Namaste, sir, Mr.Abhishek Jainji.Thank you for your kindness, patience and invaluable insight and advice. I am most grateful and relieved. I have been using your Bijli Bachao website and have been immensely benefitted. I had purchased a Samsung INVERTER 5 star refrigerator (at that time they were the first and only brand with that technology) and I was surprised , amazed and stunned at the absolutely low electricity bills I was getting every month.I have since then upon the advice of your blessed website changed all the lights at my place to LEDs.Not only are they more aesthetic and provide better light, but they are much more reliable and power bills are very low.I am now changing my fans to the Super fans you kindly mentioned in your website and am in the process of deciding upon an INVERTER in case of power failure based on your esteemed recommendation. Not only that, upon your kind advice I have been enlightened on the use of power surge protectors to protect my valuable investments.I am also going to purchase another side by side refrigerator based on your research. In these hard times of selfishness and wantoness, you come across as a saviour and a true, selfless well wisher.Once again, thank you, over and over, most profusely for your kindness, grace and help in my time of need.Namaste.

    • P.SRINIVAS

      Namaste, sir, Mr.Abhishek Jainji.Thank you for your kindness, patience and invaluable insight and advice. I am most grateful and relieved. I have been using your Bijli Bachao website and have been immensely benefitted. I had purchased a Samsung INVERTER 5 star refrigerator (at that time they were the first and only brand with that technology) and I was surprised , amazed and stunned at the absolutely low electricity bills I was getting every month.I have since then upon the advice of your blessed website changed all the lights at my place to LEDs.Not only are they more aesthetic and provide better light, but they are much more reliable and power bills are very low.I am now changing my fans to the Super fans you kindly mentioned in your website and am in the process of deciding upon an INVERTER in case of power failure based on your esteemed recommendation. Not only that upon your kind advice I have been enlightened on the use of power surge protectors to protect my valuable investments.I am also going to purchase another side by side refrigerator based on your research. In these hard times of selfishness and wantoness, you come across as a saviour and a true, selfless well wisher.Once again, thank you, over and over, most profusely for your kindness, grace and help in my time of need.Namaste.

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

      Hello Mr Srinivas,

      I must say that I am humbled with all the praises you have mentioned. I just try to do things that I like and by god’s grace it turns out well. I am glad that Bijli Bachao was able to help you in making right decisions about your electricity consumption. Bit by bit we will be able to make the country adopt green technologies. Thanks for that wonderful feedback.

  • GURU SMILE

    HI

    Greetings of the day.
    Does EARTHING is required if one needs to have an air conditioner in their home.
    If yes,then do one need to have earthing for the whole house or just for AC is enough.
    OR else instead of earthing ,is there any other alternative.
    Also one more query that,
    Most of them says that AC’s dont work if the temperature goes beyond 46 celsius.
    is it true?
    if not true ,what are the AC’s that work even after 46 celsius.
    some way or the other ,the AC’s from Blue star,mitsubishi,daikin,etc.,come with heavy compressors,so even though they have heavy compressors,Do they too fail even after 46celsius?
    -For house usage 4-6 hours per day,is 3 star AC is suffice or else better go for 5 star AC or inverter type(the difference in prices is Rs.3000-6000)
    please clarify these.

    Thanks and regards

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

      Hi,

      Firstly I must say that Earthing is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to have for the whole house. It is important for the safety of your family. So you MUST have a good earthing in your house (not just for ACs). You should get an electrician to fix it in your house AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

      ACs have operating temperature which means that the ambient temperature at which the outdoor unit is placed should not go beyond the operating temperature. If it does go beyond the specified temperature, AC’s efficiency will decrease and it may not work properly as well. If you have an AC with operating temperature of 46 degrees and outdoor temperature in your city exceeds 46 in summers, then you have to make sure that outdoor unit gets enough shade (and does not face direct sunlight). The ambient temperature around the outdoor unit should not exceed the operating temperature.

      Brands like Hitachi, Samsung, General, etc have some models with higher operating temperature. You need to check technical specification of the model before buying in case the temperature in your city goes that high. There are very few places in India where it does happen (mostly in Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and some parts of UP). It stops working only in peak summers when AC is most needed.

      It is not about heavy compressor. You have to look at technical specs and find out the operating temperature of the model.

      As for star rating, I would suggest that you use the calculator given above on this page. It will help you find the right star rating.

  • arjun

    PLEASE suggest me ac for my room at top floor i got sun heat from all ways please sugegst me a/c under 30k or best please room size 13*13

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

      Hi Arjun,

      I would suggest that you use the calculator, list of top ACs and FAQs given on this page. The calculator can help you understand the right size, right star rating of the AC. It will also help you understand how much will you be paying on electricity bills if you use different star rated ACs. I doubt that you will get highly energy efficient AC in sub 30K and it can result in high electricity bills. But all depends on how much (in hrs per year) do you use the AC. The calculator can help you will all your questions.

    • arjun

      llyod , voltas or etc please suggest

  • P.SRINIVAS.

    (Sir, Mr.Abhishek Jainji, this is in continuation of my previous post) WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM TONNAGE OF INVERTER TECH AIR CONDITIONER TO BE PURCHASED FOR A ROOM WITH A REQUIREMENT 0F .75 TON INVERTER TECH AC, FOR PROSPECTIVE FUTURE INCREASE OF THE SIZE IN THE ROOM IT IS INTENDED FOR?

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

      1.2 ton should be good enough.

  • P.SRINIVAS.

    Namaste, sir, Mr.Abhishek Jain, I have been using biji bachao for information and tips regarding the purchase of electronic equipment.Please sir, I need your esteemed advice on the purchase of airconditioners.Sir, according to the Air conditioner tonnage calculator at Bijli bachao, I must get and use an INVERTER AC OF TONNAGE .75.However, as I get transferred professionally to various places, the room size of each quarter (home) I get from my employer varies.I please request you to suggest a MAXIMUM TONNAGE INVERTER AC I can purchase so that my current requirement of .75 INVERTER AC is fulfilled and so that the AC may be used in future if the room size increases due to shifting.I am asking this question as it was mentioned in Bijli bachao that an inverter Ac is of variable tonnage and can be used when the size of the room may vary as it adjusts to the room size. Sir, Mr.Abhishek Jainji, since my requirement according to the Bijli Bachao Air Conditioner sizing calculator is a .75 INVERTER TECH AC, can an INVERTER TECH AC, of 1 ton, 1.2 ton or 1.5 ton be purchased as an Inverter Tech AC has been said to have elastic tonnage (a 1 ton Inverter Tech AC can cover a range from 0.2 ton to 1.2 ton depending on heat in room according to Bijli Bachao) so that in case I shift to larger premises, the AC may be installed in a room larger than the current one it is in use at?

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

      Inverter ACs are truly elastic which makes oversizing a non issue. So you can certainly increase the tonnage. However I would still not suggest going for 1.5 ton inverter AC. A 1 or 1.2 ton should be good enough.

  • Rathy

    Hi Abhishek,

    1.How to decode the model number of air conditioners?

    2.Can you please suggest me some 1 Ton,3* Samsung models which has copper condenser and Refrigerant is R410A.

    Thanks in Advance.

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

      Every brand uses different number coding. It is extremely difficult to decode model numbers. But why do you want to decode model number?

      We do not capture data related to condenser and refrigerant as most manufacturers do not provide the same. All I can say is that Samsung mostly make PFC condenser which is aluminium.

  • Manivannan S

    I bought Carrier Superia model. whether I need to buy stabilizer for this model?

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

      Is it inverter model or non inverter model?

    • Manivannan S

      carrier superia 5 star model

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

      You should buy stabilizer for this model if you have voltage fluctuations. VG 400 or VG 500 should be good.

    • Manivannan S

      Thank you very much Abhishek Jain….

  • mahab ul Ghani

    Hello Sir my name is mahab and i am from Pakistan and i am Electronics retailer i sales Ref and split Air conditioners for the last just 2 years. Sir my question is that Sir what is the Differences between Simple Split AC and DC Inverter split AC in 1.5 Ton 18000 BTU
    1. Difference in GAS
    2. Power Watts
    3. Compressor
    4. Condenser
    so please if you don`t mind i am very confused from the AC companies in pakistan 1 sales in 90000/= Rupees then the 2nd sales in 50000/= so i am very confused that which is the correct DC inverter….i will be very thankful to you and oblige…

  • Kushal Purohit

    HI Bijli Bachoa team,
    I live in Mangalore (Karnataka), I wanted to buy an ac (1 ton) for my room, which is better to buy if i would use the ac for 5hrs/day,3star or an inverter ac,and which is the best ac for my given condition,Please suggest me.

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

      Hi Kushal,

      I would suggest that you use the calculator given above on this page. It will provide you solutions to all your doubts. It will suggest you right size of AC, suggest you star rating as per your usage and will also give approximate amount of money that you would pay for electricity.

  • sudheer

    Dear sir,
    I plan to buy 2ton inverter hot and cold AC. As per your suggestion Mitsubishi srk71 he-2 is the no 1 place. But it is not available in andhra Pradesh and tamilnadu. And also it is not mentioned in Mitsubishi website also. Where it will be available or model no is changed? Kindly suggest me.

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

      SRK models are from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and not Mitsubishi Electric. MHI website is this one: http://www.iaplgroup.com/ …. you can try the contact us on their website. They have dealers in many cities and their dealers are quite responsive (I have connected with the Mumbai dealer in the past).

  • Sameer

    Hi. for Inverter Split you have not put any cooling capacity. Any specific reason for that?

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

      Because it is variable. And on top of that marketing tonnage is already available. The reason BEE introduced ISEER is because cooling capacity and EER are variable for these ACs.

    • Sameer

      Thanks Abhishek, So let me put my question in this way. As Cooling capacity vary with tonnage for different brand. So while buying I should consider Tonnage or cooling capacity?. As power consumption also vary on this and I may want to reduce my power consumption and if I buy A/c with low cooling capacity as it has low power consumption. So how much impact it will have on cooling. Not sure I am making sense.

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

      HI Sameer,

      Ideally 1 ton is 3516 watts of cooling capacity. However the ACs are not made with exact 3516 watts of cooling capacity. Whatever is the value is rounded off. So a 0.95 ton will become 1 ton and even a 1.04 will become 1 ton. With inverter ACs it is always a range which may or may not be 0.2 to 1.2 ton. It can be 0.3 to 1.25 ton or 0.15 to 1.15 ton.

      Important thing to note is that the cooling requirement of your room will also not be constant. And it is impossible to define exact value of peak cooling requirement. Cooling requirement of your room may vary from 0.4 to 1.1 ton (or whatever). And thus it is not important to look at cooling capacity, rather look at the EER or ISEER as that is a true representation of how good an AC is in using electricity. To choose tonnage it is better to choose a round figure of 1 ton or 1.2 ton or 1.5 ton.

    • Sameer

      Thanks Abhishek for the clarification. I must say you site has the best information on when it comes to electrical appliances. Great wok all round. !!!

  • MK

    Hi Abhishek,

    Which is better on the whole for 1 ton Inverter AC – Daikin-FTKM35PRV16 or Hitachi-RAU012KVEA for Chennai(6km from beach) ?

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

      Both are good brands and highly energy efficient ACs, however if you are asking for my preference (with my bias) then I would say Daikin FTKM.

    • MK

      Any reason why ur preferring Daikin FTKM. Is the build quality better ?

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

      It’s purely based on personal experience and some user feedback. Both Daikin and Hitachi have great build quality. In last few years I have got most of my friends purchase a Daikin and they are quite happy with it. Nothing bad with Hitachi, but I just feel that it’s noise level is a bit high (I have a hitachi in my office). A couple of years back when I purchased an AC for my home I got a Panasonic because I was getting a better deal while my friend purchased a Daikin. After installing both the inverter ACs, we observed that Daikin cooled a little better (both were 0.75 ton inverter ACs but Daikin cooled a similar sized room more as compared to Panasonic …. not that Panasonic was bad). It is just that I find it comfortable to recommend Daikin based on my personal experience. Others are good as well.

    • MK

      Any reason why you are preferring Daikin FTKM. Does it have a better built quality.

    • MK

      Do these 2 Inverter ACs need only a surge protector, or do they need a stabilizer with surge protector.
      As there is power fluctuations in our area during summer. But the sales person said these 2 inverter ACs do not need stabilizers.

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

      Inverter ACs have BLDC motors that are not impacted much by low voltage or voltage fluctuations in general.

    • MK

      Ok thanks. So a Belkin surge protector alone is sufficient right to guard against short circuit spikes and lightening. I will not need a V-Guard stabilizer for these 2 ACs right. Why am trying to reconfirm again is b’coz my LED TV stabilizer V-guard crystal plus was damaged during a lightening although it was switched off but plugged in. Lucky the TV was safe.

    • MK

      1. Also please recommend me a couple of surge protector models for these 1 ton Inverter ACs, as am totally new to this.
      2. And what is the high/low voltage range that the BLDC motors in these 1 ton inverter ACs can handle and run in.

    • MK

      I had checked for surge protectors with the AC dealer and even in Tata Croma shop. They are not even familiar with a surge protector for ACs. The max I found was a GM power card with surge protector with 250 joules. But am not sure if this is suitable for these inverter ACs. If possible could you plz recommend some models, as I can purchase them.

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

      Most dealers are only aware of using stabilizers with ACs. Inverter AC is a new breed. BLDC motors do not need voltage stabilization. However people still continue with old knowledge. It will take time for market to transform.

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

      A Belkin 16 Amp surge protector should work for the AC: http://www.belkin.com/in/p/P-F9T400-2M/

      High and low voltage should ideally be mentioned on the product specs. I have seen that most of them have voltage range of 180-240V. We have received feedback from users in UP (state that has worst power quality in the country) that inverter ACs work well in voltage fluctuations just that their cooling decreases when voltage is low.

  • MK

    Hi Abhishek,

    Am planning to buy a split AC for my parents in a couple of days. PFB details.

    City: Annur(Coimbatore Rural)
    Bedroom Size: 9(W)*9(B)*8(H)
    Direct Sunlight: Ground floor, Open terrace, but no windows facing sun light
    No. of people:2
    Usage: 5 hrs per day for 6 months
    Budget: Not exceeding Rs.35k

    My findings: I checked your calculator and 1 ton 3* split AC was fitting the requirement.
    Personally, I prefered Hitachi or Daikin. But heard from local dealers that after sale service support was better for LG or Samsung as it’s a rural place.
    Heard from few friends that Samsung was better compared to LG. And I also find Samsung in ur top 10 list of 3* split ACs, and does not use much of alloy.
    So thought of choosing from ur listing of 3* Samsung, but I see that it’s using R22 gas. And am not sure even if Samsung is technically a good choice too.

    1. So could you plz give me ur recommendations for choosing a 3* split AC with a decent built quality and hazzle free service.
    Would be great if u give me a couple of models that I can choose from.

    2. Voltage Stabilizer – Is V-Guard better than Premier ? If V-guard then VG400 or VG500 for 1 ton AC?

    Thanks a lot for ur support.

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

      Hi,

      Samsung and LG are equally good from my perspective. You can go for anyone that offers better efficiency. Samsung will be a good choice as well. However, I cannot comment about how good their service would be in your city/town. In general LG, Samsung, Voltas, Godrej have larger service network in India.

      VG400 should be good enough for 1 ton AC. V-guard is more popular in general.

  • Shukla Devang

    HI Abhishek, I live in gandhinagar. My bedroom is 12*10*10. We have one wooden wardrob of 2*2 and covers one side wall – up to celing area. Does that have any impact in calulating room size? Q.2: If I consider original room size than I need 1.2 5 star ac. I have found voltas 1.2 and whirlpool 1.2 ton 3D cool , However they have R-22 gas and not R410 A. I heard that R22 will be phase out in india also. Could you please advise good ac for 1.2 ton size. Any feedback for whirlpool would be great help.

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

      Hi Devang,

      You should remove the area covered by wooden wardrobe. Once the wardrobe is closed, that space does not require cooling. And wood is a good enough insulator to prevent cooling to happen inside the wardrobe. So you should take 12*8*10. R-22 is getting phased out, but 80-90% ACs in use currently have R-22. The manufacturers are increasing use of R-401A but those ACs are more efficient and more expensive as well. R-22 will be available in market for next 10-15 years just to support existing ACs that run on R-22. If you are really looking for an efficient AC with R-410A, then I would suggest going for a 1 ton inverter AC for your room. You may get a Bluestar or Voltas 1 ton inverter AC with decent efficiency in about 35K (may be samsung/lg as well). That will be much better for you.

  • Uday

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am staying in Hyderabad, can you please help me out on finding the best model in the Daikin or Hitachi 1.5 ton 3 star?

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

      Hi Uday,

      If you look at the list mentioned above in the section: “Top Ten Fixed Speed Air Conditioners BEE 3 star and less”, you will find a Hitachi and Daikin model in “Split (1 Ton to 1.5 Ton)” section on Number 4 (Hitachi model) and Number 8 (Daikin model).

  • rohit Singh

    Sir I am looking for best ac of 1.5 and 1 tonn in 5 star rating and with best features with less energy consumption and with budget between 28000 to 34000.kindly suggest me some acs

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

      Hi Rohit,

      Same budget for 1 and 1.5 ton will not work well. Good BEE 5 star 1.5 ton AC would cost more than 34K. I would suggest that you use the calculator above to first evaluate the size requirement and then have a look at the list above of most energy efficient ACs.

  • G10

    Hi Team

    I live in Mulund in Mumbai. I need 3 ACs for my home. Here are the dimensions of the rooms:
    Living Room = 10B x 17L x 9H ,
    Bedroom 1 = 10B x 13L x 9H ,
    Bedroom 2 = 11B x 11L x 9H ,

    The living room has a false ceiling and on one side, half of the 17ft wall is open which becomes the open space between the hall & the kitchen, leading to doorless kitchen which is 10×8 in size.

    Both the bedrooms face the west. And one of their walls faces post afternoon sun, probably 4PM onwards. The living room is not facing sun throughout the day.

    My usage is going to be about for 5-6 months in a year and that time I would end up using them for about 6-8 hours depending on the heat outside. However, I will seldom run all the 3 air conditioners.
    To simply put, I will use my living room a/c for 4 months in a year for 4 hours each day. Will use my bedroom1 ac for 5 months in a year for 6 hours a day and I will use bedroom2 ac for 3 months in a year for 4 hours a day.
    Can you please recommend something to fit in my requirements? It would be great if you can help distinguish between 5star and Inverter choices you suggest. My budget is flexible.

    Thanks!

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

      Hi,

      Have you tried using the calculator, list of top ten ACs and FAQs mentioned above on this page. It should help you figure out the right size and star rating of the ACs. FAQs can help you understand our take on brands. FAQs can also help you decide on AC for a large room.

    • G10

      Biggest issue is to find the product. I was just looking into the latest rated inverter AC’s and under the <1T category, all the 3 LG AC's are not searchable online. They are not even listed on LG India's own website. BSA12PMZD, BSA12BEYD, BSA12MAYD.
      Can you please help with product links?

  • Harsha

    Hi Abhishek,

    I live in Hyderabad.What are you views on Mitsubishi MSY Series Inverter AC.

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

      Mitsubishi is a good/reliable brand. The MSY series has good EER of about 3.5. You can certainly go for it.

  • Mohit

    Dear Team,

    I am from Mumbai and stay in Malad Link Road area which was very close to the dumping ground some years back, due to which we people face a lot of issues with Gas leakages and corrosion in the AC’s. Every time there is a leakage, the service personnel always gives the same reason.

    Now I am planning to buy a new inverter split ac of 1.5 ton. I have a budget around 45-50000 INR. Please advise on which ac to buy so that I do not face the leakages or corrsion issue.

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

      Hi Mohit,

      It would be better for you if you go for AC with copper condenser with corrosion protection. Brands like Hitachi, Daikin, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, General, Carrier would be good for you. Other brands also have copper models, but they have mixed PFC as well as copper models. Hitachi or Daikin 1.5 ton inverter AC would be really good for you. You may look at Daikin FTKM50QRV16

  • kp modi

    dear abhishek,

    i m from ahmedabad,
    i want to buy 1 ton inverter ac.
    our daily usage is 8-10 hrs (day & night), for approx 7-8 months. (summer is now usually long)

    i can’t select the the proper.
    i need most efficient in 1 ton inverter category, which really saves my bill.

    pls help me to find out the correct.

    i found voltas 1-TON-INV with 1150 W.
    & other brand with 1-TON-INV with 950 W.

    is that make any big difference for 5-7 yrs usage.

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

      Hello Mr Modi,

      You can look at any of these ACs. These are the latest BEE 5 star rated (as per new rating standards for Inverter AC) models:

      Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i (RAU512CWEA)
      Hitachi Kashikoi 5300i (RAU512IWEA)
      Godrej GSC 12 GIG 5 DGOG
      Hitachi Kashikoi 5200i (RAU512AWEA)
      LG BSA12PMZD
      Voltas 125V Crown (AW)
      Voltas 125V DYe
      Godrej GSC 12 GIA 5 AWOG

  • Rakesh Padhiyar

    HALLO SIR, I AM RAKESH PADHIYAR FROM AHMEDABAD SIR I WANT TO BUY AC USING YOUR CALCULATOR I NEED 1 TON INVERTOR AC OR 1.2 TON REGULAR FIVE STAR AC SIR, MY BUDGED IS AROUND 30-35K I HAVE SHORTLISTED SOME MODELS NAME BLUESTAR CNHW 12 CAF, HITACHI 1.2 TON RAU514 HWDS OR DAIKIN FIVE STAR AC (WHICH MODEL IS FINE?) WHICH IS BETTER FOR ME IN TERMS OF CONSUMPTION, DURABILITY, COST EFFEVTIVENESS PLEASE SUGGEST ME THANKING YOU !

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

      Amongst the models that you have listed BLUESTAR CNHW12CAF inverter AC would be the best choice.

  • Josephie

    Hi we live in Hyderabad, we are planning to buy an panasonic A/c and A/c is just for bedroom we live in penthouse which is really hot. Which model is good and our budget is between 35-50k.. Please help us out in taking right decision. Or should I go for other brands as we will get good discount for panasonic!!Thank you will be waiting for your reply

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

      Hi Josephie,

      The most important thing that one should look at while buying an AC is the size of the Air Conditioner. And then one should look at star rating. I would suggest that you use the calculator given above on this page to determine the size of AC first. The calculator will also suggest the star rating that you should consider. Once you have the size and star rating, the list of top ACs above can help you identify the most electricity efficient AC available in market based on the category/size suggested. You may also go for the recommended size/star rated AC from Panasonic if that is your preferred brand.

  • Ashish Patel

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

    Based on this I have a question. I have a big hall and planning to put undersized AC to cool the nearby area. Will it have any impact on the compressor / condenser life ? As it may be on ON continuously for 3-4 hours of usage where I kept AC On ? Or am I missing something here ?

    Thanks in advance

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

      I don’t think that should have impact on compressor/condenser life.

  • Vinay Kumar

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am looking to buy the 1.5 ton Hitachi Inverter A/C ACE 3200i as it fits my budget from Flipkart(Hitachi 1.5 Tons Inverter Split AC Copper (RAU318EWEAS)) for around Rs. 45000/-. Is it a good deal or not.

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

      Hi Vinay,

      We also use online website like Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal and CompareIndia to get pricing data. I cannot comment if the deal you are getting is a good deal or not. You will have to check the pricing in the market to evaluate if it is a really good deal or not. All I can say is that Hitachi Inverter AC ACE 3200i is a good model and one of the recently BEE star rated inverter AC. Hitachi is the only brand that has got all its inverter AC BEE certified and most of them have great energy efficiency numbers.

  • Phani Sekhar S

    Hello team,
    I live in Vijayawada.Looking for a split AC, 3 star, 1.5 ton. Budget is 30k to 40k. Maximum usage will be only in Summer. AC should be most real able and power consumption should be less. Service should be in just one click of a button. Kindly suggest the best AC with model name.

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

      Hi Phani,

      The list mentioned above on this page has list of top most efficient 3 star rated 1.5 ton ACs as well. For better service you will have to take feedback from local dealers about various brands. We do not have data for service levels of various brands in different cities.

    • Phani Sekhar S

      Thank you Abhishek for info. I am planning to buy Mitsubishi 1.5 ton 3 star. Confused between Mitsubishi electric and Mitsubishi Heavyduty. Which one is the best interms of all(Noise, Cost, Power consumption & Service etc ).Can you help me get clarity on this.

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

      MHI is better in terms of efficiency in general. However you need to look at EER to compare energy efficiency of two models. Cannot comment on service. Otherwise both the brands are good brands.

    • Phani Sekhar S

      Hi Abhi, Thanks once again. As per my knowledge MHI doesn’t have company itself in India. How can we expect after sales service for MHI.? Atleast ME has a company in INdia to belief for service. Am i true.?

      Also, heard from Diakin dealer that, After Indian made Daikin is started having problems. So they have stopped Diakin instead they are going for Mitsubishi Electric. Is it true that Diakin is having problem after Indian made.? Initially I was planned to take Diakin itself, Now i am confused after hearing the comments from that Diakin dealer whether to go for Diakin 3 star 1.5 Ton or Mitsubishi Electric.

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

      Most of my friends who have purchased Daikin in last 2-3 years are quite happy with the purchase. I personally have good experience with it.

      MHI sells through international aircon pvt ltd (http://www.iaplgroup.com/). They have dealers in several cities in India. I have personally contacted one in Mumbai and they were quite responsive. However I did not purchase from them (ended up purchasing a Hitachi). So I cannot tell about their service, but the dealer in Mumbai was responsive.

    • Phani Sekhar S

      Thank you Abhi. :) Very informative. Have finalized & Going for Hitachi Logic Cool 1.5 Ton 5 Star. Any complaints on this model & brand.? Any other suggestions while buying HITACHI AC to checklist some important factors about Hitachi.

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

      Hi Phani,

      Hitachi makes quite robust machines that are energy efficient. Only two type of complaint we have heard for HItachi in general: 1) Noise of the indoor unit is on the higher side 2) In some cities, they do not have good post sales support. So just confirm with your local dealers to make sure that they have good support in your area.

  • deven jatakiya

    hi abhishek, i want to buy hitachi a/c from these model rau514hwds-1.2ton five star, rau312 eweas invertor and rau 012 kvea invertor plz suggest me and one more thing hitachi has new models also kashikoi sereies now which models shold i buy? new one or i have written as above plz suggest or diakin ftkm 1 ton is better

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

      Hi,

      We are in process of updating the data above and should be done in a day or two. The latest Kashikoi models (5400 and 5300) from Hitachi are highly energy efficient (more than Daikin FTKM). If you are looking for most energy efficient model then 5400 or 5300 would be ideal choice (a 1 ton model would consume just about 0.4 unit in an hour for such ACs).

    • deven jatakiya

      SIR KASHIKOI ARE TOO COSTLY ! MY BUDGED AROUND 35000 WHICH ONE IS BETTER FOR ME 1.2 TON FIVE STAR HITACHI RAU514HWDS OR ANY DAIKIN FIVE STAR AC (PLZ SUGGEST ME FIVE STAR MODEL OF DAIKIN) FLIPKART HAS OFFER ON HITACHI MODEL

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

      Daikin does not have a 1.2 ton model. You can go for this 1 ton model: Daikin FTF35PRV16.

  • deven jatakiya

    hi abhishek, i want to buy hitachi a/c from these model rau514hwds-1.2ton five star, rau312 eweas invertor and rau 012 kvea invertor plz suggest me and one more thing hitachi has new models also kashikoi sereies now which models shold i buy? new one or i have written as above plz suggest or can i buy
    or diakin ftkm35prv 1 ton

  • Dipe Chatterjee

    Hi Abhishek,
    May I request an update on inverter split ACs? Hitachi seems top-of-the-line in your current lists; now they’ve gone and changed their models, so it’s difficult to co-relate. Enclosing a combined spec sheet to help you help us de-jargonise. [oops! no pdf upload, so posting png]

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

      We are in process of updating the data. Should be done in a day or two (surely by this weekend).

    • G10

      Please do update the post somewhere which mentions that the update was done, so that we are aware.
      Thanks!

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

      Hi,

      The data above has been updated with latest models. You can check the same.

    • G10

      Thanks Abhishek.

      Can you please recheck the model numbers of all the LG AC’s you have mentioned in the Rated <1T Inverter AC category. All those models are not searchable on the entire internet. BSA12PMZD, BSA12BEYD, BSA12MAYD.

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

      Hi Jeeten,

      Those are the model numbers that LG has got registered with BEE as available on BEE’s list on this link: https://www.beestarlabel.com/Home/Searchcompare

      We also did not find these on internet. It was just on a government website and that is why we included it. I guess LG is planning to bring them out soon.

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

      Will surely do.

    • Dipe Chatterjee

      That’s good to hear! Looking forward, especially to detailed assessment and comparison of the latest Hitachi Kashikoi models.

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

      The data above has been updated with latest models. You can check the same.

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

      We published a post on Saturday explaining the jargons in the new BEE star rating for inverters: http://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/iseer-star-labeling-inverter-air-conditioners-india.html ….. We hope to update the inverter AC models by today. From preliminary data collection it seems Hitachi is the only brand that has got all its inverter AC models BEE star rated. A BEE 2-3 star rated inverter AC is better than a BEE 5 star rated fixed speed AC. And all inverter ac models of Hitachi are BEE 3 star and above. And Kashikoi are BEE 4-5 star rated. Kashikoi 5400 and 5300 have absolutely mind boggling numbers. Their energy consumption (for 1 ton AC) in 1600 hrs is about 492 kWH or 492 units, which is less than 0.4 unit per hour. It is the best that is available in India.

  • Aditya

    Hi,
    I’m planning to buy “Hyundai HY18S3G Split AC (1.5 Ton, 3 Star Rating)” only because it fits into my budget (22,500)
    As per calculator I should get a 1 ton AC.

    What is the harm if I get 1.5 ton instead of 1 ton?
    Is Hyundai a good and reliable brand?

    If no, please suggest alternate brand/mode for 1 ton.

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

      Problems with oversizing:

      1) It will use significantly more electricity than the right sized AC.
      2) It will overcool the room.
      3) Oversizing is bad to remove humidity. We have seen instances where the oversized ACs induce bad odour in the room as it is not good at removing humidity.

      We have not heard anything about Hyundai ACs to really make any comment on that. This is the first year I am hearing about them. You can get a Kenstar BEE 5 star rated 1 ton AC in that budget.

  • Vishal

    Hi Team,

    I am looking for an AC for my hall (approx 300 sqft). Usage would be 10-12 hrs a day . . . Please suggest which AC should I buy.

    Thanks
    Vishal

  • Ashish Patel

    Hi Bijli bachao team, you are doing a very excellent work.. kudoes.

    I live in Ahmedabad and in urgent need to buy a 1.5 ton AC for my room size, and have following dilema/queries.

    1. Lot of reps are saying Invertor AC are bit sensitive to voltage, PCB which cost bomb and only useful if your need is 24 hours of AC. I feel they are not trained well .. pls suggest.

    2. How do I check if my area is corrosion sensitive ? Reason is though I like OG / Hitachi, LG is giving good deal – I liked their BSA18IMA model (not sure if mosquito tech works or not) where as Hitachi giving good deal on RAU518AVD (non inverter) – What would you prefer ?

    Thanks,
    Ashish

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

      Hi Ashish,

      Here is my response:

      1) Inverter ACs have electronic components that can get damaged due to power surges (just like any other electronics like TV, etc). They can handle voltage fluctuations but not power surges. You can go for a surge protector for your AC if you have observed power surges in your area (e.g. TV failures due to short circuits, etc). Something like this can work well: http://www.belkin.com/in/p/P-F9T400-2M/

      2) From what I know Ahmedabad is not very humid in summers. I don’t think LG should fail in such an environment. However if you live close to a water body then it can have some issues. Some people have reported failure of condenser as they live close to a open nala (sewage outlet). If you have an old AC that you are replacing then you can get an idea from that. Or you can ask your neighbors if they have experienced any condenser failure in the area. Please note, I have an LG AC myself for last 6-7 years and I live in Mumbai (which is humid) and it has not failed yet. It is not that aluminium models are bad. It is just that some people have such experience and the market fills up with negative views about something.

      Inverter ACs can give benefit even in 1 hour of usage. It’s just that it takes some decent amount of use to get payback. And that use is not 24 hours. That information is plain bad. The dealers have not done any calculations before saying that. You can use the calculator above to see how much would be the costs of electricity based on your usage. If your annual usage of AC is more than 1200-1500 hrs, inverter AC can be beneficial for you.

      I would always prefer inverter AC. In fact I am using one for last 2 years and it gives “HUGE” savings.

  • patel chirag

    Please suggest me model no also so i can strait away purchase it.

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

      Daikin FTKM would be good.

  • patel chirag

    Dear Abhishek,

    This is Chirag from Vadodara (baroda), Gujarat. As most of us know summer is very hot in gujarat. I am planing for invverter 1 ton AC. I am very much confuse amongst all brands. Please suggest me which brand should i go for. My priority is energy efficiency, AC efficiency, lower maintenance, etc.

  • Kiran Salunke

    Hi, I stay in Thane Mumbai and have room sizes 14*15 and 10*10 (2) . I Intend to buy one 1.5 and two 1 Ton Inverter ACs. My question has 3 parts.
    1) Shortlisted Sharp (AU-X13PMT & AU-X18PHT) at a store for 38k and 46.5k respectively. My question is there is lot of talk about Sharp closing down its business and hence a bit skeptical on buying Sharp. Your views on the models post you go through the other options shortlisted and mainly since the firm is probably winding up. The store told me that they will subsume the installation cost (Standard) in the above shared price
    2) Daikin ATKP35QRV16 & ATKP50QRV16 at a store for 36k and 42k. Standard installation is not a part of this and hence wanted to know how much more will the installation would on an average cost me. I have estimated 6k for the entire installation including additional 10ft pipe. Is the estimate correct. your views please. Daikin also has a series FTKH. What is your advise on the same?
    3) LG is giving me the best pricing with12IBE/12IMA (37k/40k) & 18IBE(46k). This includes standard installation. Any incremental benefits that Daikin and Sharp likely to give me?

    Would appreciate your speedy reply to the queries.If you can also give me the best options for the 1 and 1.5 ton with budget of 40k and 45k respectively (with installation) it would be wonderful

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

      Here is my response:

      1) Sharp has really good models and good build quality. Their support my not be great in some cities, but we have not got a lot of complaints. I am not aware of them shutting down their business in India. It is a good japanese brand.

      2) Daikin typically does not give installation kit. Additional charges may include Rs 250-300/ft of tube charges and about Rs 1000-1200 for outdoor unit brackets. ATKP would be better than FTKH.

      3) LG has Parallel Flow Condensers or PFC which are made of aluminium. Aluminium can be challenging in corrosive environment as it may not last long. However I personally have a LG model in Mumbai which is working well for last 6 years. Depends on how close you are to the sea. It can be a great deal if corrosion is not a problem.

  • Pawan Bisht

    Hi Bijli Bachao Team,

    I need a 1 – 1.2 ton Inverter AC (bought a sharp ah-x13pet inverter AC last year). As new AC models have come along with BEE ratings can you please update your list and suggest ACs that fits my requirements.

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

      Sharp 1.1 ton models are still quite efficient. You can go for it again if you had a good experience with sharp. Otherwise Hitachi Kashikoi models or Daikin FTKM or FTKP would be quite efficient and good.

  • Arun george.varghese

    Hi Biji Bachao Team,
    I live in kerala I am looking for 1 ton inverter ac with long life . godraj and lg is giving good service in my place(pathanamthitta) .
    so which ac i can consider to buy can u suggest good inverter ac for me.
    how is lg ac? I

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

      LG inverter AC would be better. Both the 1 ton models from LG have same efficiency. You can go for anyone of them: LG BSA12IMA
      LG BSA12IBE

  • Jayaraj Balachandran

    Hi,

    I am planning to buy 1.5 ton AC. Which is the best Brand ? I am looking for energy efficiency & after sales support . Can you suggest best of Normal as well as Inverter split AC brands along with model number ?

  • Srini

    Is it necessary to buy a 5kva stabilizer, if i’m intending to buy a 2 Tonne Split Inverter AC? I visited Chroma and the sales executive said that I should buy a 5KVA stabilizer for inverter ac. Is this true?

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

      As mentioned in FAQ 20 above: “If there are huge voltage fluctuations in your area then you must go for a stabiliser for your AC. It is more important if you go for a fixed speed AC. Inverter ACs can handle voltage fluctuations much better, however they have electronics that are prone to damage in case there is power surge (sudden increase of current as it happens in case of short circuits). So Inverter ACs should be protected from surges. A surge guard should be good enough for inverter ACs. If you still feel that you should put a stabiliser for inverter AC then you should go for one with surge protection feature.”

  • Nilesh

    Hi,

    I went to a vendor here in Pune, to check for HITACHI model RAU518HUD (I am keen to take this since its EER Ratio is 3.80 and consumtion is less), salesman told me that this is a 2014 model and if it is in stock then its gas might be very less (not sure what this means :)) so I might have to get it refilled.

    He said there is a new version of it which is RAU518AVD (ERR Ratio is 3.70 and consumtion is a bit high – refering the list above)

    I am confussed now, can you please help me in choosing?

    Thanks

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

      EER of 3.7 is also quite good for BEE 5 star rated ACs. There will be very few more than that. And the difference of 0.1 in EER equals to about 2% increase in efficiency.

    • Nilesh

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for earlier reply, I really appreciate you for the help and knowledge you are providing.. hats off to you buddy..

      Starting for the AC hunt again, I referred to the sizing calculator and it suggests 1.2 ton Inverter AC (and 1.5 ton Regular), my usage is not much, maybe 15 hrs x 3 months (though this is just a speculation). Living in Pune and as per the growing electricity rates (plus the temperature fluctuation), I am thinking to go with Inverter AC, this will stretch my budget but at-least wont give tension of thinking twice before turning on the AC whenever I need. Do you think this will be a right decision?

      If so, which one of these two AC’s you will suggest ?

      . Hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU518CWEA)
      . Daikin FTKM50QRV16 (the indicative price in the list on this site is mentioned as Rs.47909.. is that a typo? :))

      Thanks

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

      Hi Nilesh,

      You have chosen the most energy efficient ACs available in the market. And yes they are expensive as they are the most energy efficient ones. We get the price from online sources. And yes Daikin does not include cost of installation kit (copper pipes, etc) in their price. You can add 4-5K extra for that.

      Your usage is 15 hrs x 3 months which means about 1350 hrs. Tariff in maharashtra is high. These two ACs are certainly the best ACs, but then you need not go for the most expensive inverter ACs. You may also go for a BEE 3 star rated Inverter AC or BEE 4 star rated one. Hitachi 5300 and 5200 series are slightly less efficient and cheaper as well. But will work fine in your case. Even Daikin FTKP (Or ATKP/DTKP) will also work well for you. For that matter, even Voltas BEE 3 star rated inverter ACs would be good.

  • Amit Sharma

    Looking for a 1.5 tonnage AC. Approx consumption in summers is 16 to 18 hrs. Living on the top floor in Delhi and my room receives direct sunlight and generally the temperature inside the room is 4 to 5% higher than outside temperature. Currently using Hitachi 1.5 window AC which fails in peak summers. Need suggestion as to whether to go for normal or invertor AC (Planning for Split AC this time) . Also, need suggestion on few good brands/models which are electricity efficient as my consumption is very high. Looking for good after Sales support and low maintenance device.

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

      Hi,

      I would suggest that you look at the calculator, list and FAQs on this link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-water-heaters-geysers-brand-in-india-by-standing-loss-and-size.html

      It should help you choose the right size and model.

    • Amit Sharma

      Thanks Abhishek, I have gone through the calculator and it suggests to go for an invertor AC of 1.5 tonnage. I am now confused on the brand/model to buy. I am more or less convinced for Diaken but they have so many models and differentiating between them is real difficult. Request your views on Daikin FTKP and DTKP 1.5 ton models or any other model/brand which you can suggest. My budget is approx 50K.

    • Amit Sharma

      Hi Abhishek, Request your advice asap. Also, i was going through the Daiken website and they have some new FTKH model which is listed as Eco-Invertor series and is the cheapeast among the entire invertor series lot.

      Please help me i deciding whether i should go for FTKH or DTKP or FTKP or should i look for KM series, which is the most expensive. My budget is roughly INR 50K.

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

      FTKH is not highly efficient. FTKM is their best model followed by FTKP. If you get FTKM in your budget then it would be great, else FTKP is not bad at all.

    • Amit Sharma

      Thanks a lot Abhishek. FTKM is going out of my budget. Need your final view on whether DTKP or FTKP. They are exactly similarly priced.

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

      They are essentially the same model with slight differences. DTKP is smartphone operated while FTKP is not. There are some more small differences in features, but smartphone one being the most differentiating one. The core technology is the same.

    • Amit Sharma

      Thanks a lot for your help Abhishek. Will go with either of the ones, which is cheaper.

    • Amit Sharma

      Hi Abhishek, Request your advice on my above query asap as i am planning to buy the AC in a weeks time. Also, one of the dealers suggested me for Daikin FTKP and DTKP 1.5 ton models. Wanted to check for your view on these models. Also, have gone through the Daikin website but they have so many models and differentiating between them is real difficult. Please advice which is the best series. My budget is roughly INR 50K.

  • GURU SMILE

    Hi
    Iam from Guntur city(A.P.). I am in dilemma in choosing the brand.1.5ton split is suitable for my house.please suggest me from o’general,bluestar,daikin,voltas,lloyd,hitachi,whirlpool.
    please specify the model also.(blue-fin+good cooling capacity+air filter…..)

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

      Hi,

      I would suggest that you look at the calculator, list and FAQs on this link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-water-heaters-geysers-brand-in-india-by-standing-loss-and-size.html

      It should help you choose the right size and model.

    • GURU SMILE

      Hi
      Please suggest a brand from these O’general,mitsubishi,bluestar,voltas,whirlpool.
      i checked calculater.1.5 ton is suffice.But i need model and brand.
      Thanks and regards

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

      Amongst the brands you have mentioned: O General, Mitsubishi & Blue Star would be most reliable technologically. They will have copper condenser and in general will have good technology. From an energy efficiency point of view, Mitsubishi would be the best. Even in Mitsubishi, there is Mitsubishi Heavy and Mitsubishi Electric. Mitsubishi Heavy models are quite advanced and quite good.

      Voltas and Whirlpool are good brands but they would have PFC (Parallel Flow Condensers) which are aluminium based. They can be good if your location is not hot and humid. They have larger service networks so they will be better in providing you support.

      Based on your brand preference and tonnage requirement and list of most efficient BEE 5 star rated ACs (assuming you are looking for BEE 5 star and not inverter tech) this model suits your requirement the best: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK21CNS-S6

    • GURU SMILE

      Hi

      The model Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK21CNS-S6 is not available in my city(Guntur) as said by dealer.
      Could you please suggest me some other model(For my house) .
      please suggest below 43K price from Mitsubishi Heavy and Blue star(3 & 5 star)

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

      This is one model from Bluestar that has copper and can fit in your budget: 5HW18SB

  • Pavan Ism

    Hi
    I live in Hyderabad.Im going to buy Voltas Ya Series Magna 183 MYa Split Air Conditioner, 1.5 Ton is this product was good.

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

      Voltas is a good brand. You can certainly go for it.

    • Pavan Ism

      Thanks fo reply . .

      I was unableto select the better model amoung these please release my confusion . i would very thankfull to you . .
      Voltas SAC 1.5 3s 183 SY
      Voltas SAC 1.5 3s 183 MYD
      Voltas SAC 1.5 3s 183 MYA

      Thanks in advance.

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

      All 3 of them have almost the same EER. You can go for anyone of them.

  • Purnachander

    Hi Team,
    I’m looking to buy a 1.5 inverter AC, Firstly thought of buying Daikin but there are different models available in the market which left me into confusion. wherein dailkin uses R32 gas and im looking for an ac with R410 gas.

    Now i have change my mind and looking to buy a CARRIER AC.

    Please suggest which is the best model in CARRIER AC using R410 gas.

    Thanks in advance

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

      You can go for Carrier Octra or Superia K +.

  • raman verma

    hi sir i have 3 hd cctv cameras and 8 channel dvr with 1tb HDD installed in my home . can you plz tell me monthly electricity consumption of these .
    raman verma ,Punjab

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

      Hello Mr Verma,

      We do not have any data on CCTV cameras. So will not be able to help you much on this. Also it will be better to contact the manufacturer to get the data.

      Also I would request you to not use a page on Air Conditioners to ask a question which is not related to air conditioners. There are several other pages on electricity bill calculation on our website where the same question can be put.

  • vinod date

    Hi Team,
    I am staying in Pune and looking for either 1Ton invertor or 5 star Split AC for my bedroom sized 12 by 11.Could you recommend any specific brand which is reasonably priced. I will be using it for summer only i.e around 4 months at Night preferably.Most of the vendors told me to go for 5 star Split so I am asking .
    Kindly revert

  • Krishna Chaitanya

    Hi, I am planning to buy 1.5 ton 3 star AC. I recently saw LG Himalayan cool technology also with Mosquito away technology ac. can you kindly suggest me on this. We have a Carrier 1.5 ton AC in one of our bedroom which I still prefer to buy for other room also, but after looking at the features offered in LG I some how went into dilemma. Kindly suugest

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

      LG is a good brand. You can certainly go for it.

    • Krishna Chaitanya

      Can you please suggest me the model for LG 1.5 ton Monsoon technology?

  • Rajkumar

    Hi Abhishek,

    First of all thanks a lot for this great article and nice suggestions and guidance.
    I am ended up in big confusion to finalize AC of 1.5T.
    We live in Hyderabad.It seems Daikin after sales service is not good here so showrooms are not selling Daikin. Among LLYOD,LG,Voltas which one you advice for 1.5T either invertor model or 5 star model. LLYOD is providing copper condenser and 5 years warranty.LG is also providing 5 years warranty but aluminum condenser. Voltas only 1 year warranty.What is your opinion on LLYOD in terms of energy efficiency and durability ?
    Looking forward for your kind reply.

    Regards,
    Rajkumar

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

      If your place is not very humid then LG should be a good choice. LG has quite efficient inverter ACs. The brand is also quite good. Voltas would be my next suggestion. But Voltas ACs have less efficiency.

  • Devendar

    Thanks for excellent and clarity information. My bed room is 13*10 size and 10 feet height. I am at Bhubaneswar.
    I got confused in between Carrier(OCTRA (1.5T) 3*) and Voltas(1.5 T 183 SY 3*). Please suggest me which is better.

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

      From a brand perspective, I would vote for Carrier. Although Voltas is not bad at all.

  • Barnomoy

    Hi BB Team

    First off thanks for having such a great website full of information. I am in the market for a 1 Tn Inverter which is extremely efficient. I have zeroed down to the Daikin Daikin FTKM35QRV16, Carrier Octra, Carrier Superia Plus K+, Toshiba RAS-13N3KCV-IN and the Sharp AH-XP13PHT. It is very difficult to make a choice between these. The cooling capacities and power consumption of all of the above are very similar. The Toshiba is being quotes as the cheapest, followed by Sharp and Carrier whereas the Daikin is the costliest. I also don’t understand the difference between the two Inverter ACs of Carrier.
    It would be great if you could help in choosing one from the above mentioned models, along with its merits.

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

      Daikin FTKM and Sharp-XP13PHT would be the most efficient. Both are good brands.

    • Barnomoy

      Thanks for the quick reply. However I was checking that the Carrier Octra has a larger band of cooling capacity from around 2500 to 13600 btu. The rated power consumption is however slightly lower in the Daikin FTKM. What are your thoughts on the Carrier models, especially as they are around 10% cheaper than the Daikin.

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

      You can go for Carrier Octra as well.

  • srinivasarao mummina

    Hi I am Srinivas living at visakhapatnam, ap. and i would like to buy 1.5 ton daikin inverter a/c. but the there are so many model numbers. please suggest me to buy which model.

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

      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 is the most efficient inverter AC from Daikin.

  • srinivasarao mummina

    Hi I am Srinivas. and i would like to buy Daikin inverter a/c 1.5 ton. the shop keeper suggesting to buy ftkh50qr16 something. please suggest me.

  • Mike

    Hi Abhishek, great article and really nice suggestions. I want to confirm Hitachi RAU518HUD model has copper condenser or not ?? online everywhr it says precoated aluminum fins, however the dealer assured me that its 100% copper?? I am a bit confused, any help is greatly appreciated.
    and also please tell about Voltas 185 EYR/185 IMR AC, does this one has copper conderser ??
    both of these are 1.5 T, will it be sufficient for 180sqft room (Hyderabad). ??

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

      Hitachi has all copper models. Voltas has mixed kind of models (you need to check with the dealer). You can use the calculator above to check if 1.5 ton is sufficient for your room or not. As regarding precoated fins:

      There are two types of technologies available:

      1) PFC (Parallel Flow Condenser) or Multi Jet which is all aluminium. It is highly energy efficient but if it fails it need to be replaced. Although they come with anti corrosion coatings, but still fixing the small multi channels in case of clogging is difficult. Manufacturers specifically mention PFC or Multi Jet. PFC will look like this: http://www.bernardembden.com/xjs/pcond/3bothc.JPG

      2) Coil and Fin type condenser, where coils are copper and fins are aluminium. Even in this the one with anti corrosion coating (also known as blue fin) is better. Most brands have such type of condenser. You can ask the dealer to open the outdoor and indoor unit for you and you can check if it looks blue or not. Blue fin is the best for corrosion protection. Blue fin will look like this: http://i01.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/489722659/blue_fin_condenser.jpg

      Now it is not that copper cannot corrode. What is important is to select a condenser that has anti corrosion coating. So ask for a condenser with copper pipes and pre coated aluminium fin.

    • Mike

      Thanks for such details info Abhishek, can’t thank you enough. One last question please, can you tell what is the difference in Hitachi RAU514HUD and RAU514AVD. Both are 1.2 T and have same EER, will these be good enough for my 15×12″ room (city hyderabad)??? or Blue Star CNHW18CAF/U Inverter AC is better choice (though it has lower EER than hitachi) ??

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

      Hitachi RAU514AVD looks better with higher Air Flow (CFM) value and lower noise. You can check the calculator above to see if it is good for your room. Their EER is 3.8 which is good. However even with lower EER, Blue Star CNHW18CAF/U will be better. Inverter ACs are at least 20% (or more) better than ACs of same EER. As EER of the Blue Star AC is 3.31, if we have to compare it with a fixed speed AC, the EER to compare should be 3.31/0.8 = 4.13. And this is assuming pessimistic 20% benefit. I think Blue Star inverter will be much better for your room.

    • Mike

      Thanks a lot Abhishek, it made things easy :D
      can you please tell me what is the difference between hud and avd models of hitachi ?? (rau518hud/rau514hud and rau518avd/rau514avd) which is better hud or avd ?? thr is some price difference in these but not much almost 1K.
      and is carrier superia 1.5 T or octra 1.5 T better than these Hitachi 1.5T models in terms of additional functions ?? like carrier models have display and additional filters and the air flow is also better only things the EER is a bit less (only 0.05 or 0.1 less)

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

      Hitachi has better efficiency and AVD is a better model.

    • Mike

      Thanks Abhishek for all the help you gave, I ordered Hitachi RAU518AVD :)

  • riyas ep

    Hi Bijili Bachao Team
    Does the 1.5 inverter ac comes with the bluefin technology…if then pls Suggest the best brands

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

      They do come with Bluefin technology. You can look at: Japanese brands (Daikin, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, O General, Panasonic, Sharp) + Carrier + Blue Star.

  • Vivek B

    Hello Sirs,
    I must first commend all your efforts put on this website to educate laymen such as myself. Congratulations and thanks.

    I am from Kolkata. Your calculator suggested that I get a 1.2 ton AC. I wish to go for a 5* rated AC but I am limited to a budget of Rs.35000. Owing to the installation and AMC issues, I am not comfortable buying it online. The problem with physical retail stores is that they do not have all the models that are listed in your Top 10 list. Request you to kindly guide as to given my budget limit, what models of AC should I be looking at if I prefer to more eco friendly ones depending on their availability in Kolkata.

    May I also request that you present a comprehensive article on the installation requirements and servicing details(additional attachments required and associated cost estimates) as it seems that after the warranty period, many service center agents get duplicate spares and charge for the originals if a replacement is needed.

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

      Hi Vivek,

      If the calculator suggested you 1.2 ton fixed speed AC then you can either go for 1.5 ton inverter AC, 1.2 ton fixed/inverter AC or 1 ton inverter AC. Getting a BEE 5 star rated fixed speed AC or inverter AC in a budget of 35 K is extremely difficult if you want to go for good brands. If you increase your budget a bit you might get these ACs that can be really good for you:

      Bluestar CNHW12CAF 1 ton inverter AC which may cost you about Rs 35777
      Panasonic CS-YS12RKY 1 ton inverter AC which may cost you about Rs 35799

      These will be efficient as well as environment-friendly. However the total cost may go up depending on how your setup is. Additional cost comes for piping and brackets. Brackets for outdoor unit typically cost about Rs 800-1000. Piping cost is about Rs 250-300 per ft. Brands like Bluestar and Panasonic have standard 10-12 ft of piping included in the box. Only if you need extra do you need to pay for it. If the installation is complex (installing on a window of a highrise building where the installation is risky) it may be costlier.

      Otherwise if you are fine with economy brands then you may get 1 ton inverter AC within your budget from Lloyd and Haier which can be efficient. There are no BEE 5 star rated 1.2 ton or 1.5 ton AC in a budget of Rs 35K. I think a 1 ton inverter AC would be great for you.

  • S Ravi Shankar

    Hi Abhishek, I’m planning to buy a 1.5 ton AC for my bedroom. I live on the top floor (Chennai) and hence 1.5 ton. I’m planning to buy Panasonic 3 Star however I need comparison between Panasonic, Daikin and Hitachi. I’m not interested in other brands. I know all the three are top brands but would want to get your rating (1,2,3) to proceed further.

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

      My rating (people may differ): Daikin, Hitachi, Panasonic.

  • pocky

    i have purchased voltas123lye 1ton 3star window ac yesterday please tell me some review of this and pro and cons also

  • parijat dutta

    Hi Bijli Bachao Team,
    I live in Kolkata and looking for 1.5 ton inverter with longer life. I heard about two brands, LG 18IBE and VOLTAS 18VCY. please suggest me one from them. Should i consider buying a SUMSUNG AC? Please guide. I am just about to buy one. thanx in advance.

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

      Is it humid in your area? Do you live close to a water body? If yes then you should look at brands that offer 100% copper condenser. If no then you can go for Samsung inverter AC as they are quite energy efficient.

    • parijat dutta

      Thank you so much Abhishek for your reply. I do not live close to a water body. Weather in summer is hot and dry. But i was thinking of copper condenser. Do you have any model suggestion? Again do i need to buy a voltage stabiliser? Voltage is almost constant here. Please suggest.

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

      LG, Voltas and Samsung do not always have copper condenser. One has to check on the model. Brands that always have copper and are good are: Japanese brands (Daikin, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, O General, Panasonic, Sharp) + Carrier + Blue Star.

  • Satya Deep

    Among O general, Daikin, Mitsubishi, Hitachi which is the best brand you suggest to purchase?

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

      All of them are top brands and picking out one is super difficult. People’s experiences may vary from place to place and from brand to brand. I can only suggest you based on my personal perception (and many people may not agree with me as well). From my own experience I would suggest Daikin. I would not say that it is the best brand out there. But it is a great brand.

  • kumarbishal

    Hello Team,
    Kudos to your efforts. Your questionnaire has recommended a 1.2 tonne AC.. I’d also earlier zeroed on the HItachi RAU514HUD, but have been advised by a number of shopkeepers to keep away from HItachi coz of their poor after sales support/service in HYDERABAD. DO kindly express ur take on this.
    Can you also recommend a substitute for this brand/model ?

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

      Hi,

      Hitachi has products with great build quality (although we have heard some complaints about noise, but from energy efficiency and longevity point of view, they are great). However, we have heard of instances from some places about their poor after sales service. But it varies from place to place. Some people specifically ask for Hitachi ACs. You local dealers/user of the brand can tell you the best about the service levels of any brand in your area. At Bijli Bachao, we do not have information about local area level post sales services of brands. Personally I have a Hitachi in my office which works great for me (along with service). So it truly depends. Other good brands can be Daikin, Panasonic, Sharp, General, Mitsubishi, Carrier, Blue Star, or even Voltas, LG, Samsung, Godrej. Instead of 1.2 ton BEE 5 star rated AC, you can also go for 1 ton inverter AC which can be quite good.

    • kumarbishal

      Thanks for the reply.. Do kindly suggest a few 1 tonne inverter AC models (best in durability/longevity) I must look into.

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

      Technically Japanese Brands (Daikin, Panasonic, Sharp, General, Hitachi, Mitsubishi) + Carrier + Blue Star are most reliable. Voltas, LG, Samsung and Godrej are good. You can look at the list above on this page to check the most efficient models.

  • Shriram Kumar

    Hi,

    I am looking for 2 ACs – 1.5T and 2T for 2 bedrooms. I am having confusion in buying normal or Inverter AC. We use AC only in the summer for 4 months and only in the night. Please suggest which one is cost effective and also reliable in the long run.

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

      Hi Sriram,

      Did you try using the calculator given above on this page. It should help you in deciding between normal and inverter AC.

  • Shreyas Jain

    Hey Abhishek,
    I am using a National window AC which is like 16 years
    old and which is still working smooth and perfect, but i am shifting
    that in my Guest room and now i am thinking to switch to new model. My
    confusion is should i go for Split AC or window AC now. I was going
    through a loads of reviews online and i see that the best Window AC so
    far is Hitachi RAV518HUD 1.5 Ton 5Star AC & when i think about split
    AC i see that most of the good reviews are for Voltas. So what do u
    think i should go for? Window AC or Split ? If window AC then Hitachi
    RAV518HUD is good to use or if Split then Voltas is good to use? &
    also i would like to know what type of Inverter should i go for? Please Suggest.

  • V.Rama krishna

    HI Iam V.Rama krishna from vizag wish to purchase AC,Guide me how to select model?

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

      Hi Rama Krishna,

      You can use the calculator and list of top most efficient AC models given above on this page to select AC models. The calculator has some questions on left side. When you answer those questions, our recommendation of size and star rating will come on right side. You can check the size and recommended star rating and then based on that select an AC from the list given above.

  • Santosh Ganti

    Hi, I am Santosh from Hyderabad, Looking for buying an inverter/5 star Ac for the 183 sft room , While using the calculator it asked me to go for 2 Ton, I have been trying to get vendors for 2 ton inverter but the models are not available.
    However, Voltas 2 ton 5 star AC 245y is available and it is coming for 43,000 (ex installation) . Its a super deal.
    Should i go for it or get the inverter ac, if so please suggest one… I have asked both LLoyd and Hitachi and its not available with any dealers

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

      If your usage is mostly at night then you may go for 2 ton 5 star rated AC as well. However, Inverter AC would give you more energy saving as compared to 5 star rated AC. But it will be impossible to get a 2 ton inverter in 43K.

  • nitesh nagdev

    i am renovating my house i want slipt acs for my living room which is rectangle in shape of 218 sq.ft ,bedroom 1- has direct sunlight and 138sq.ft ,and bedroom 2 has 156sq.ft ,i live in navi mumbai and i only use acs in summer for 4-6 hours . i love brands such as daikin,hitachi,panasonic,mitsubishi and o general kindly suggest which one to buy i have budget for 135000

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

      Hi,

      You can use the list and calculator given above on this page to find the right size and good ACs for your need.

  • Sivaji

    hi,
    i live in mysore. i want to go for 2 acs 1 ton & 1.5 ton each. Pls give your feed back on Samsung AR12KV5BHWK model. Thanks

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

      Hi,

      You can look at the list of top most efficienct ACs above on this page. Samsung is a good brand in general. However, they use PFC or aluminium condensers. If climate in your area is not harsh then it should work great. By the way I could not find model AR12KV5BHWK on their website.

  • SACHIN JINDAL

    i LIVE IN NOIDA THE DRAINS ARE OPEN RESULTING IN GAS LEAKAGE OF AC EVERY YEAR WHICH ONE SHOULD I BUY I NEED 1.5 TO 2.T AC SPLIT

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

      You can check the calculator above that can suggest you size and star rating. The list of most efficient models is also given on this page. You need to go for an AC with corrosion protection and copper condenser. Any of these brands would be really good for you: Daikin, Hitachi, Panasonic, General, Mitsuibishi, Sharp, Carrier, Blue Star.

  • Samir Matkar

    Hi Bijli Bachao Team,

    I am planning to buy 2 ac of capacity of 1 ton and 1.5 ton. Below are the list which i could find those can be fit in my budget. Need your opinion which 2 i should go for. If you recommend any other type, that would be great. I am having the budget limit of Rs.60000. I live in mumbai

    Voltas 1 Ton 5 Star 125 CYa Split Air Conditioner
    Voltas 1.5 Ton 5 Star 185 EY(S) Split Air Conditioner
    LG LSA5AU5A 1.5 Ton Split AC
    LG LSA5NP5A 1.5 Ton 5 Star Split AC (White)

    Thanks

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

      If your usage is high then ideally an inverter tech AC is far better in Mumbai. I hope you have use the calculator given above on this page. Also 1.5 ton is good for a 180 sq ft room in Mumbai. If your room is smaller than that, then a smaller AC would also do. The calculator can suggest you the right size and star rating. Both Voltas and LG are good brand otherwise.

    • Samir Matkar

      As the usage will be 3-4 hours. I use the calculator for suggestion. As per calculation and budget/search i am thinking to buy below AC. Please let me know if you have suggestion regarding the service and quality of below AC.

      Voltas 1 Ton 3 Star 123lyi Split Air Conditioner ( for room size 12 ft length and 10ft width and height 10 ft.)
      Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star 183 CY Split Air Conditioner ( for room size 16 ft length and 10ft width and height 10 ft.)

      Thanks

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

      Voltas is a great Indian brand. They have a large service network. However as you are in Mumbai, you will not have issues in getting service from any brands (all brands are present in Mumbai). However if you want to know about service levels of a brand in your area, then people living in your local area would be the best to tell you about a particular service center. Many brands including Voltas have outsourced their service stations and it truly depends on which service center you get to, to judge how good a service you will get.

      As far as products are concerned, Voltas is a fantastic brand in general.

  • Nirmal

    Hii B B Team
    I live in Asansol and I wish to buy 1.5 ton 5 star AC with a budget of 42000. The AC will be used for max 5/6 hours during 4 months of summer. I am confused between LG, Panasonic & Voltas. Please suggest me a brand & model having fully copper condenser.

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

      Amongst LG,Panasonic and Voltas; Panasonic will be full copper.

  • Parveen sethi

    HI Abhishek

    I am confused between Daikin(FTKP /FTKM) & hitachi brand. I want to buy a 1.5 ton inverter as per calculator.

    Which is the best in term of energy saving & is there much difference in 5 star & inverter technology. My daily usage is appx 7-8 hours for 5months is season.

    I should go for inverter or 5 star.?

    Direct sun light on ceiling of room & south side of the rrom get direct sun light.

    please recommend.

  • Vishal bahekar

    Hi Abhishek after going in all details I have decided on 1.5 ton inverter ac of carrier superia plus or BLUESTAR 18CAF MODEL BLUESTAR CAF model has EER of 3.31 but carrier superia has not mentioned its EER in its broucher . I also enquired to dealer but they were also not knowing it. Out of these two there is not much difference in price or features which should I prefer. Both has copper condensor with anticorrosion coating.

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

      Hi Vishal,

      Carrier is one brand that does not give EER details for its inverter AC. It’s strange but one has no option. However looking at the range of cooling capacity and power consumption, Blue Star 18CAF model looks better than Carrier Superia Plus.

    • Vishal bahekar

      OK thanks very much

  • KRISH

    HI SIR I AM PLANNING TO BY 1.5 TO 5 STAR SPLIT AC KINDLY SUGGEST ME BEST MODEL PRICE RANGE UP TO 40000

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

      Hi Krish,

      The list given above on this page does have 5 star 1.5 ton ACs with price below 40K. You can check the same.

  • Nirupom

    Hi Abhishek,

    I have a query for Daikin FTC35QRV16 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC…Can u plz tell me about its performance ???

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

      Daikin is a great brand. If you really need a 3 star split AC, then this is a good model.

    • Nirupom

      Thnks Abhishek..

  • Gautam Gorai

    Hi Abhishek,

    this is gautam gorai from Jamshedpur. I am planning to buy 1 split
    AC for my bed rooms with dimensions 10*15. As per calculations
    it suggested me to take 1.5 ton regular ton and 1.5 ton inverter . i am planning to buy Hitachi ac but I am confused to which model should I buy. So please suggest me.

    Thank you,
    Gautam Gorai

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

      Hi Gautam,

      The calculator also suggests the Star Rating that is recommended along with the calculations of electricity spend per year. It should help you in choosing the star rating amongst 3, 5 and Inverter. Once you decide on the star rating, the list above has top most efficient models from various brands and Hitachi certainly appears in all of the lists as it has some of the most efficient models. The list and calculator above should help you in deciding on the right model.

  • Jehangir Randeria

    Hello,

    I am from Mumbai and am planning to purchase 2 nos. 1.5 Ton split Ac for my hall as well as bedroom (one per room) both measuring 180 Sq ft with 9 ft ceiling height. We are senior citizens and will use the AC mostly in the summer and very occasionally in between. Also being just two people in the house 99% of the time only one AC will be functional as both of us will be in same room. Also our usage will not be for very long hours except for summer nights and even that may nor be full night.

    Considering the price difference between 5 Star and Inverter Ac we have decided to go in for 5 star as there is a big difference in the initial cost and it will take a few years to payback. After checking the various brands available at Vijay Sales Mumbai we have decided to go for Vise 1.5 Ton Split Ac which is Vijay Sales’ home brand. The reason being that it is by far the most economical in terms of initial cost price, also it comes with a comprehensive 3 year warranty, 7 free services, 5 year compressor warranty and free free installation. The offer I’d very enticing and we are planning to go for it.

    Just need your suggestions / recommendations with respect to Vise ACs, any reviews, complaints feedback etc. Shall be highly appreciated. In short would it be value for money or is it advisable to pay much more but go for a big brand?

    Thank you,
    Jehangir Randeria

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

      Hello Mr Randeria,

      We do not recommend going for home brands of any of the retailers like Croma, Koryo, Vise, etc. The reason being that all these retailers are not primarily into air conditioner technology and most of them have tieups with manufacturers in China and they just rebrand the products and sell it in India. They do not truly engineer good products.

      If price is of great concern to you then I would suggest looking at other good indian brands like Voltas, Godrej or even Onida and Lloyd. They would be economical and far better. However if you want the best brands then I would say Japanese brands (Daikin, Hitachi, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, General, Sharp) + Carrier + Blue Star would be rated as top on reliability/technology. Samsung, Voltas, LG, Godrej would be more value for money brands.

      As far as payback and star rating is concerned, if you use the calculator above on this page, it should provide you an idea on how much would you have to pay for electricity if you go for a BEE 3 star, 5 star or inverter tech AC based on your usage. The list of Top 10 BEE 3 star, 5 star and inverter ACs is what we recommend to our visitors to go for. They are the most energy efficient AC models in the three segments.

    • Jehangir Randeria

      Thank you Mr. Abhishek Jain.

  • Dipak Maheshwari

    Hi Abhishek,

    I live in Kolkata and I want to Buy a 1 Ton(2 or 3 Star ) and a 2 Ton (2 or 3 star) A.C. Can you please suggest some best models with value for money with these parameters.
    Your Suggestion would be of great help.

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

      Hello Mr Maheshwari,

      I hope you have used the calculator and the list provided above on this page. We typically do not recommend going for anything less than a 3 star rated AC. The calculator will suggest you the right star rating based on your usage. We have listed top 3 star, 5 star and inverter ACs above. As far as brands are concerned, I would say Japanese brands (Daikin, Hitachi, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, General, Sharp) + Carrier + Blue Star would be rated as top on reliability (for efficiency you can check the list of models above). Brands like LG, Samsung, Voltas, Godrej can provide you service in remotest of locations in India. They are the mass brands.

  • PP

    Hi Abhishek,
    I live in pune and need to buy 2 split AC of 0.75 and 1 ton with inverter technology. I have used the AC size calculator mention above to finalize the capacity.
    Can you suggest which AC will be good. I want to save on my electricity bill and want the unit to be compact if possible. I also want to know if stabilizer is needed for AC. Since i have beam , so if i do core cutting can it will cause and damage to building structure. Also do big furniture such as wardrobe till ceiling should be consider while mentioning the room size when calculating the size of AC

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

      Hi PP,

      You can go for models from Daikin, Mitsubishi, Panasonic or Sharp. They are the ones that have 0.75 ton inverter AC models. You can get a model from the same brand (the one you choose) in 1 ton inverter as well. In general Daikin would be the most energy efficient and a great choice. You can refer to the list of inverter ACs above on this page to choose the model numbers.

    • PP

      Thanks Abhishek :), can you suggest whether FTKH35QRV16 model of Daikin 1 Ton is good. Will it be energy efficient.

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

      FTKH35QRV16 with EER of 3 is not that great. You can get better models with higher EER. This one will be as good as a BEE 5 star rated AC.

    • PP

      Hi Abhishek,
      Thanks Again for your feedback :). Need 1 more help, Between bluestar CNHW12CAF (1 ton) and Daikin DTKP35QRV16 (1 ton) which will be a better.model to go for. Also how much difference will it make in electricity bill if i got bluestar which has comparatively low EER (3.21) compare to daikin (3.46). Also i tried in various shops but i am not getting 0.75 t models of daikin or sharp. So instead of 0.75 can i go with 1 T AC for my second room (size : 10 x 12).

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

      Hi PP,

      Oversizing is not a problem in inverter tech ACs as they adjust to the size requirement of the room. As far as the two models are concerned, the difference would be roughly of 0.05 units per hour extra by Blue Star AC. The difference would be about 5 units in 100 hours of usage. If you are in Mumbai then that translates to roughly Rs 50 for 100 hours of usage.

      If you just want comparison of the two models, then I would say Daikin DTKP would be a better choice.

  • NITHIN

    Hi Bijli Bachao Team,

    Greetings of the day. As per calculation i need 1.2 Ton AC.My choice is to go with split one. Now can you suggest me good company under 35k-55k range along with model no.Hope budget is fair enough.

    Thanks in advance.

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

      You should be able to get Hitachi or Sharp 1.1/1.2 ton inverter AC in your budget. Both are good brands. With inverter AC oversizing is not a problem, so if needed you may also look at 1.5 ton inverter ACs in the list above. Japanese brands (Daikin, Hitachi, Panasonic, Sharp, O General, Mitsubishi) + Carrier + Blue star are quite reliable brands.

    • NITHIN

      Thanks

    • NITHIN

      forgot to add: 1.2 Ton Inverter AC

  • Mathew

    Hi Could you share me the store details(kottayam) please ?

  • ranjith mathew

    very much useful thank you so much. i bought daikin DTKP.75 TON INVERTOR AC for 31990/- from kottayam, kerala

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

    Hi Shreyas,

    Did you try the calculator given above for sizing of the AC and suggested star rating?

    Manufacturers are trying to phase out window ACs and thus if you want energy efficient models then you will get lot more choices in Split ACs. Do check the calculator above as it can suggest you the size and star rating (star rating for split ACs). Please note, window ACs have energy efficiency levels lower than split ACs. So a BEE 5 star rated Window AC is equivalent to BEE 4 star rated split AC. So if the calculator suggests you to go for BEE 3 star rated AC (based on your usage) then you can go for BEE 4 or 5 star rated window AC. But if the calculator suggest you to go for BEE 5 star or inverter AC then it will be much better to go for split AC. All depends on your usage of AC.

  • Shreyas Jain

    Hey Abhishek,
    I am using a National window AC which is like 16 years old and which is still working smooth and perfect, but i am shifting that in my Guest room and now i am thinking to switch to new model. My confusion is should i go for Split AC or window AC now. I was going through a loads of reviews online and i see that the best Window AC so far is Hitachi RAV518HUD 1.5 Ton 5Star AC & when i think about split AC i see that most of the good reviews are for Voltas. So what do u think i should go for? Window AC or Split ? If window AC then Hitachi RAV518HUD is good to use or if Split then Voltas is good to use? & also i would like to know what type of Inverter should i go for?

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

    High airflow will just cool the room faster or slower. You need to get the right tonnage as per the calculator above on this page.

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