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Tips to choose the best brand air conditioner

By on April 22, 2016

A few days back we published an article on tips to buy an air conditioner (link) and since then we got several requests from people asking for tips to buy air conditioner. Although we covered most things related to technology on that article but there was one thing that we did not cover: which is selection of a brand. And this came up consistently when we discussed about air conditioners with people. The most common statement that we received was “all this is fine, but which brand should I buy?”. At Bijli Bachao, it is our consistent effort to be impartial in our tips and ideas and we try to avoid naming brands. We make sure that our suggestions talk more about technology rather than endorsing a specific brand. So we will try to answer this question as pragmatically as possible.


There are multiple bands of Air Conditioners available in Indian market and it all makes it confusing for people to decide on which brand to buy. Although we had published an article in the past covering various brands of air conditioners and the number of energy efficient air conditioners that they offer (link). But the list is more on numbers, market share and BEE star rating. We also have a link that lists the top ten air conditioners by energy efficiency (link) but that is again only on BEE star rating. When someone decides on a brand, the decision goes beyond numbers and is equally qualitative than quantitative. Air Conditioners can contribute about 30-40% of electricity costs in a household so it is very important to make a right choice while buying one. So here is our analysis:

Air Conditioner brands that are known for their air conditioning technology

There are some brands that are known for their Air Conditioning technology. These companies have done extensive research on the subject of cooling and provide the best in class technology. Their models are energy efficient and also last longer than most air conditioners. In few of our energy audits, we have observed that models of such brands give higher efficiency even when they are quite old (obviously they need to be maintained well as well). But better technology makes them last longer and provide better efficiency.

Most such brands are expensive to buy. So the capital cost is high, but the efficiency factor makes them pay back for themselves in terms of energy savings as well as longevity. The caveat is that they may not have service centers available in smaller cities, which may make maintenance of the air conditioner a little difficult.

Generic brands that are into multiple appliances

There are some brands that sell a lot of kinds of appliances and are generic. They may not be expert in cooling technology, but the models that they offer are above average. Because of their focus on multiple things, their models may not be the best in the market, but they provide very competitive pricing. Models of these brands are slightly cheaper than those of the brands with “best technology”. These may turn out to be value for money if the use of air conditioner is not very high.

Many such brands have larger market penetration and thus their presence is there in remotest of locations in the country. Getting access to their service is quite easy, and thus regular maintenance of these models is possible.  Many of these brands have energy efficient models but the longevity of those will not be as good as the ones with “best technology” brands. But as said, they can be great value for money if the use is less.

Inexpensive brands

There are some brands that provide cheapest models in the market. It is an observation that they hardly focus on energy efficiency and thus most of their models are low on star ratings. These brands may provide inexpensive models but the lower energy efficiency increases the electricity bills. If they use is high, they can significantly increase your electricity bills. As we discussed in one of our previous articles that it is not just the capital cost that is important while buying an appliance, it is also the operating cost that is important (link and link). Most appliances consume more money during their operation than while buying, so it is a factor that one needs to keep into consideration. If you are really challenged with money and do not have any option then buy an inexpensive brand, but keep a note that it can increase your electricity bills.

Finally going for a brand also has a lot of emotional factors and people prefer buying a brand because of their good experiences in the past. And that also matters a lot. The guidelines that we have given above can help you identify with a brand, but ultimately it is your brand preference that will make you choose one. It is good to keep one thing in mind that an AC bought will be with you for almost 10 years, so make the right choice keeping in mind all the costs involved.

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1

Hi,
thanks for all the very useful info posted here. Great work.

I am confused about choosing between Mitsubishi Heavy vs Mitsubishi electric. This is for my residence in Mumbai.

From what i have read, i believe both are pretty good.. but seems MHI is considered to have better performance.
I am trying to get some more granular info on in what (if any) aspects MHI may be somewhat better than ME.

(I will be buying 2 ton for large living room space including dining and 1 ton for bedroom.)
a. Cooling - Is one better in cooling - lesser time to cool the area ; reaching and sustaining lower temperatures more quickly
If MHI is better in this cooling aspect, would it be marginal or by much? We don't need our rooms chilly. pleasant cooling is enough
When people say MHI is better performance - are they referring to this specific aspect?
b. longer durability and life ---- any one better than the other?
c. more maintainable ---- any one better than the other?
d. energy efficiency - if MHI is better, would it be marginal or much
e. servicing and parts replace-ability (if in case needed) -
I got some feedback from 2 vendors which said that MHI is very good but service especially parts can be tricky at times. While another vendor said there is no service problem.

If any other aspects not covered above?

I am trying to evaluate the above different factors and then see which company to go with..
If (b), (c) are equal or better for ME and (d) is also similar with at most marginal difference, then am leaning towards going with ME, just to play safe on the service aspect.
but if MHI scores is these, then am willing to still find more about MHI and find a good MHI dealer who can address service aspect well.

thanks a TON !! Looking forward to your valuable inputs.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Here are some quantifiable points that are in favour of MHI:

1) MHI has better technology specially their Hybrid Air conditioners vary refrigerant flow and compressor run based on the requirement of the room (with help of sensors). So even a non inverter compressor AC becomes very energy efficient. Usually their energy efficiency numbers are significantly higher as compared to ME (in similar star rating).

2) They have longer air flows which makes lesser tonnage work for a larger area. So they are better in cooling. They can cool a small room faster. But if you are someone who does not like fast air flow, then you may not like it.

3) MHI are 100% copper models whereas ME has mixed variety. Specially in corrosive environment, 100% copper works better in durability.

4) They also have ACs that have higher operating temperature, so they can work in extremely hot environments as well.

Now does it fit your requirement?

1) Being in Mumbai you do not have high temperature, so the 4th benefit is knocked out.

2) If you live close to sea then copper will be important and then MHI may have advantage, but ME also has copper models.

3) Usually big ACs are not required in Mumbai because rooms in Mumbai are small. So the advantage of long air flow will be helpful only if you put a smaller Mitsubishi Heavy AC for a big room. As it is 2 Ton AC is good enough for almost 300 sq ft room in Mumbai. So in case of MHI, even a 1.5 or 1.6 ton AC would be more than enough for 300 sq ft. If your room is smaller then you can reduce the tonnage.

4) Energy efficiency of MHI ACs are certainly better. But then MHI usually costs a lot. So that advantage is neutralized.

5) Both MHI and ME are imported. And so service of parts can be tricky for both the brands. Going for any of these brands is like going for Honda or Toyota in cars. Repairs are expensive, parts are expensive, buying one is also expensive. But you get a great product.

3

Thanks Abhishek for the quantitative points.

In MHI - Hybrid one you refer to, I see SRK20 (1.6) and SRK25 (2.2). so there is no 2 ton one in Hybrid?
I see the SRK24 (4 star) in the eco smart series which is 2 ton.

1. So when comparing with ME 2 ton.. Were you referring to SRK25 (2.2) or SRK24 (4 star)? Or you meant the SRK20 (1.6) could substitute the ME 2 Ton?
Let me know if I am missing any MHI model...

2. For my L shaped living / dinning/passage space of ~500 sq ft -- I think I may need 2 ACs, unless you think MHI 2.2 hybrid 1 is enough for comfortable temp without much overloading the machines..
So trying to see..

3. also wrt your energy efficiency point..
e.g. ME 1.5 EER I see on their website is 3.59 and 2 ton is 3.57.
While on MHI BEE EER for 1.6 is 3.93 and 2.2 ton is 3.72. I could not find
(am I correct that the MAX EER listed in MHI of 5.04 and 4.28 are not to be used to compare - or should I be comparing those with the ME EER values?)
while SRK24 EER value is 3.35 (and Max EER is 3.94)

Just trying to understand what number should I compare to see MHI value quite better for comparable ME model value..

4. Air flow - ME 2 ton I see 777. While MHI SRK25 is 1400 CMH (converts to 824) and SRK24 one is 1300 (converts to 765)..

So if I understood correctly, MHI 2.2 ton outperforms ME 2.0 ton... but not sure if MHI 2 ton (SRK24) does? Unless SRK20 can substitute ME 2.0 ton.

If in case from above analysis if only SRK25 would be suitable for my case instead of ME 2.0 ton... then the extra cost of SRK25 my guess is may be quite a bit more than ME 2.0 (but will check)...

5. While comparing MHI / ME --- wrt ease/expense of maintenance and durability - would you pick one over the other?

6. In that case if in case I drop MHI, would you suggest me to consider Daikin 1.8 instead of ME 2.0..
In Daikin is FTF model good compared to DTF... I heard DTF is given to retail stores and not given to dealers.
And does DTF use thinner copper coil than FTF.

7. Do you consider ME a slightly more solid product than equivalent Daikin?
ME being imported, you think servicing and maintainability of ME is somewhat more difficult/expensive than Daikin?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Here is my response:

1) I was refering to SRK20 and SRK25. And SRK20 can cover large area. For 500 sq ft you can go for two SRK20 rather than going for two 2 ton ACs. One SRK25 would be a bit tight for 500 sq ft.

2) As I mentioned, Hybrid ACs have standard non inverter compressor, but then they use a different technology to vary the refrigerant flow (and that is why it is called hybrid). BEE cannot treat this model as inverter compressor and thus there is a EER value of 3.93 given .... but then it can have variable efficiency because it can vary refrigerant flow. So you can use 3.93 to compare, but then it is possible that it can give you better efficiency.

3) Difficult to pick one for ease of service because both are imported brands. And imported ones always have some challenges.

4) Daikin is also a great brand. These days Daikin assembles in India. That is why they are much cheaper as compared to other imported Japanese brands. Service wise Daikin would be better and easier. The thickness of copper coil depends on the refrigerant being used. So DTF and FTF will have copper coils of similar thickness as both have R32. If you are someone who believes that imported products have better quality, then ME is imported and Daikin is now made in India.

5

I would like to buy a new AC. Here is my details:
Room Size : 120 Sq Ft.
4th Floor (Top Floor)
7 / 8 Hrs every day ( 6 hours at night , 2 hours between 1-3 PM)
Need Less Electricity bill. As currently I am paying huge bill for AC.
Should have good after sale Service
I reside in KOLKATA (WEST BENGAL)
Budget 35,000 - 55,000

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Your room's requirement is 1.2 tons of cooling. It will be better if you go for 1.5 ton inverter AC. BEE 3 or 4 star rated inverter AC would be great for your room. You can check these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
HITACHIRSD418EAEA  
DAIKINFTKP50http://amzn.to/2wxTZDBhttp://fkrt.it/SitVOTuuuN
PANASONICKS18SKY  
HITACHIRSD318EAEA http://fkrt.it/mg9cn!NNNN
HITACHIRSH318EAEAhttp://amzn.to/2wmdoquhttp://fkrt.it/m4lv4!NNNN
PANASONICPS18SKYhttp://amzn.to/2v4W7lL 
HITACHIRSG317EAEA  
LGJS-Q18AUXAhttp://amzn.to/2xbJ6UQ 
LGJS-Q18SUXD 

You will have to check with local dealers and users to check which brand has good after sales service in kolkata. It will be difficult for me to comment on that.

7

I am presently using Daikin 2.2 ton inverter Ac. It has been 3 years and now, it needs repair of indoor unit cooling coil. The cost of repair is Rs. 20000. Should I get it repaired or buy a new split (as it is not worth spending such an amount on repair). In case I should buy a new one, which one I should buy? Room size is 200 sqft.and usage is 12-14 hours. Given the experience of inverter Ac, I am more inclined for a 5 star 1.5 ton split. Say of a mitsubishi heavy. What do you suggest

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Sumit,

I think Mitsubishi Heavy Hybrid AC would be a great choice for you. They also cover larger area, so a 1.6 ton AC may be good enough. You can check this series: http://www.iaplgroup.com/srk20css-s6_srk25css-s6.php

9

I am planning to buy base model of Hitachi 5 star 1.5 ton split ac. It will cost around Rs. 37000-38000. I stay in Noida and will be using it for 12-14 hours a day. wanted to check if this is the best buy within this range or if there is any other brand/ model in a similar price range. Criteria include good cooling, less electricity consumption, low maintenance cost, and long life. Please advice

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Sumit,

Hitachi is a good brand, but your usage of AC is quite high. I would suggest that you go for a BEE 3 star rated inverter AC. In Hitachi you can check these:

Hitachi RSD318EAEA (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/0NLet!NNNN )
Hitachi RSH318EAEA (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2x9TR9k , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/5BS9eTuuuN )

A Daikin, Bluestar or Panasonic BEE 3 star rated inverter AC will also be good.

11

I already have 2 diakin 2.2 ton investor Ac. But I have seen problems related to corrosion. That's why I was not in favour of inverter Ac and that too Daikin. However, you will suggest inverter over 5 star... is that correct. Also, between Hitachi and Panasonic, which is better

12
Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Sumit,

In case you have corrosion issues in your area then you should not go with inverter technology. Corrosion may damage PCB and then repair may turn out to be expensive. Between Hitachi and Panasonic in terms of electricity saving Hitachi has better models, but Panasonic is more feature rich, specially with the fact that they have better air filters which can be very useful in Delhi/Noida environment. Both Hitachi and Panasonic have good corrosion protection. Hitachi models are more sensor rich (sensors for performance optimization), while Panasonic are better in air filters. So I think Panasonic would be good for you.

13

Lastly, if the usage is 12 hours a day, are we sure that investor Ac is cost effective. What would be the electricity bill differential between a 5 star and a inverter ac

14
Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Depends on what star rating inverter AC you are going for. It could range from anywhere between Rs 150 per month to Rs 400 per month depending on the star rating you go for (for 12 hrs usage in Noida assuming UP electricity tariff).

15

Hi Abhishek,
Can you please give a suggestion for AC suitable for Bangalore conditions ? It's for a 400 q ft showroom?
Operating hours is between 10AM to 8PM daily. Thanks you for your support.

Regards,
Manoj, Bangalore

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Manoj,

It will be difficult for me to suggest AC for showroom because sizing will depend a lot on number of people, type of things kept in the showroom, etc. It will be better if you call an engineer from a leading company to come and evaluate.

17
Jaideep Trivedi

Hello Abhishek,
Please advise 1.0 ton split ac suitable for Mumbai climatic conditions. I am told that very selective AC have the feature of better efficiency & durability in humid conditions through out the year. Secondly, am told due to not very high temperatures there is no need to go for inverter Ac and Non-inverter ac performs better.
I have shortlisted Daikin FTKH35.
Please advise.

18
Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Jaideep,

For your first point, I would say yes you should look at durability in humid conditions (or corrosive environment). Inverter ACs have lot of electronic components (in the outdoor unit) and it is prone to corrosion especially if you are in corrosive environment (close to sea, river, water body or chemical factory). However, having said that I have used inverter AC for past 4 years and I know people who have been using one for longer than that as well in Mumbai. But this feedback is from Powai which is not close to sea.

I would disagree to your second point because "not very high temperatures" make it more important to have inverter ACs. The reason being inverter ACs can adjust tonnage based on heat load. And most people in mumbai buy oversized ACs (normal ACs) which leads to higher electricity consumption. And on top of it tariffs in Mumbai are also very high.

As for model, I would say Daikin FTKP35 would be a better model in Daikin. If you want BEE 3 star models then Hitachi and Blue Star would also have really good models.

19

Hello Abhishek,
Must congratulate you on running one of the most informative websites around for laypersons like me. I read most of the webpages related to first - washing machines, second - air conditioners. My wife and I had decided to buy two Daikin or Hitachi ACs basis the analysis we could do. However, when we landed up in an electronics store the sales guy showed us Lloyd LS13A5DA-W 1 ton non inverter AC with 5 star 3.6 EER rating, 3600 watt cooling capacity and 1k watt power usage. What tilted my decision in buying this were R32 refrigerant gas (we were pretty determined not to take any R22), 100% copper condenser and 5 star rating with 3.6 EER. Wifi available on this AC, for me is just a gimmick.
My questions is: why this AC does not feature in any of your articles or the google sheet of ACs you maintain? Shall I persist with my decision?

BTW, we live in Mumbai, more or less close to mangroves.

20
Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Dr Roy,

I am glad that you found this website useful. Now for your question, I will take analogy of a medicine (I hope you are a medical doctor). There are 100 different brands of painkillers available in market. Some are dirt cheap and some are super expensive. Now it is not that they do not work. All of them do work. It is just that the preparation or chemical composition of some are better than others. Also in some cases the price premium is for the brand as well.

Now in case of ACs, handsdown all ACs available in market work. Be it hitachi, daikin , lloyd, or even Hyundai or Sansui. The price difference is for the design, engineering, durability and even for the brand. Now to give you analogy of your situation, imagine you wanted to buy a car and you went to buy a toyota or honda, but the sales guy showed you a maruti. Not that maruti is bad or it will not work. But then if you want a premium car, then toyota or honda would be better. Similarly not that Lloyd is bad, but Hitachi and Daikin are premium brands.

Here is my problem, people just keep asking for "best AC to buy" without going into details on what they want to buy (specifications, budget brand or premium brand, etc). When your problem statement is not very clear, the answer will be the best possible that I can give. So if you plan to buy a phone and ask for best phone, I will say iPhone. I am not sure what is your budget, what features you want and what exactly are you looking for. But if you specify that you are looking for Android phone with max 2 GB ram, 15 megapixel camera, within a budget of 15k, then one can figure out the best for you.

So in ACs, if you ask me for the best then I will pick up the most efficient one from a premium brand and suggest you. But then you need to know what you really want.

As for Lloyd, I would say it is a good brand and if you want to go for it, you can certainly go for it.

21

Dear Abhishek,
Thanks for your reply. I fully understand your analogy and completely agree with you, though nowadays a company following SOP correctly manufacture generics of same quality as that of higher priced versions of a drug. And yes I should have been more specific. Although we wanted a brand like Hitachi or Daikin, after reading the webpages on your site, I created a list of mandatory criteria. We wanted to have an AC with 1 ton (room size 110 sq ft each), 5 star rating, EER of at least 3.5, 100% copper condenser and wiring and refrigerant gas of R410A or R32 (preferable). I figured out since we live on 16th floor where the cool sea breeze is quite strong all through the year, we will not need the ACs to work like asses. The requirement would be max 6-7 hrs a night with occasional Sundays thrown in (12-16 hr day), that too maximum 8 months in a year. Hence decided not to go for inverter AC. We were getting a Hitachi 1 ton with 3 star rating and without temperature display on indoor unit for similar price; but felt this Lloyd ticked all criteria.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I would suggest that you better go for an AC with copper condenser and corrosion protection (given you get strong sea breeze). A BEE 5 star rated 1 ton AC from Hitachi, Panasonic or Blue Star would be a great option. Also your usage is on a bit higher side considering mumbai tariffs, so going for most efficient AC would be good. I think any of these would be really good for you:

BLUESTAR 5HW12SBTU
BLUESTAR 5HW12ZBRTU
BLUESTAR 5HW12ZBWTU
Panasonic SC12SKY5
HITACHI RAU512KWD

23

Hi Abhishek, please help me in zeroing in the ac, I have chosen 2 ac: Bluestar 3CNHW 12 TAFU and Daikin DTKH35SPV16. Please clarify the followings:
Which is more power efficient? blue star 3.99 vs Daikin 3.65 EER. however the power consumption rated is 1070(240-1105) and 1110(480-1110) respectively. the lower limit is almost double in latter if I am right. Plz confirm.
Stabilizer required or not?
Which has good air quality?
from durability aspect, which is better?
Thanking you in advance.

24

Hi Abhishek, i am confused between blue star CNHW12TAFU and daikin model FTKH35SRV16. followings are my doubt, please clarify.
my main concern is electricity consumption although EER is quite close like 3.99 and 3.65. Blue star shows cooling power consumption as 1070(240-1105) whereas 1110 (480-1110) if I am right. which is better?
are these models stabiliser free?
R410 vs R32 refrigerant?
which is better in air quality?
Please help me.

25
Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Shekhar,

Blue star model is a better model as compared to Daikin 3 star model. Both should be stabilizer free (in fact inverter ACs do not need stabilizer for protection). R410 and R32, both are good with R32 just marginally better. Blue Star model has better air filters as well. On the Wholr Blue Star model would be better.

26

kindly give your view on durability and maintenance aspect also

27
Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Blue star would be good in durability as well.

28

Thanks for your valuable guidance.

29

Hi Abhishek,
My room size is 14x12x10 . Usage is 8 hours per day for 5 to 6 months. Shall I go for inverter or 5 star normal ac ?
If it is 5 star ac my preference is Bluestar , Daikin , Godrej . Please your suggestions

30

Thanks Abhishek
But After Sale service

31
Abhishek Jain (Mod)

For after sales service you will have to contact your local dealers and users of a brand. It varies from location to location. For e.g. brands like Mitsubishi Heavy may not be present everywhere. So you have to get local feedback for such things. And finally a lot depends on the individual who comes to do the service. And it is very difficult to say which brand will have best engineers for servicing.

32

Thanks for Your response
my home in delhi
And what about the Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i RSA518CAEA
its for suitable for me or not

33
Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Sunny,

We at Bijli Bachao do not have local feedback on service. I cannot say if Hitachi will have good service in your area of not. That you will have to confirm with local users of the brand. In general Hitachi Kashikoi is their best model.

34

HI
I want to buy an AC kindly suggest me
1) O General ASGA18JCC
2) Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i RSA518CAEA
3) Mitsubishi Heavy SRK 18YL-S
Thanks

35
Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Sunny,

I think Mitsubishi Heavy SRK 18YL-S would be the best. It is not rated on BEE rating yet, but I think it will be better than Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i.

36
Ramesh Garikipati

I want to buy an AC kindly suggest m which company ac would be good some body suggested me to go for Mistubshi as I want to buy good one with good efficiency on power saving kindly suggest few brands as I'm slightly con

37
Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Mitsubishi (Heavy and Electric both), Hitachi, Daikin would be premium options.

38

i want to buy daikin JTKM50 series inverter ac, but confused between mitshibishi MSY series inverter ac, pls suggest me. daikin has iseer 5.2

39
Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Mitsubishi MSY-GK18VA has ISEER of 4.66. In terms of annual electricity units consumption the difference is of 100 units in 1600 hrs. Brand wise both are premium and have their own pros and cons. You can go with any one of them (based on your brand preference). It will not make a whole lot of difference unless your usage is really really high.

40

Can an under capacity AC cause the compressor to burn in a few months?

41
Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Not really. It should not happen.

42

hiiiiii i need ur suggestion. i m rudra from kolkata. i want to purchase 1.5 ton ac 3 or 5 star without inverter. and need very fast, dust free , low electricity bill. but i totally confused band name carrier, hitachi, daikin, blue star plzzzzz suggest me band or model no which is best 4 me as soon as possible thank u

43
Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Rudra,

Here is some data for your analysis:

BrandModelEER RatioCooling CapacityAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
BLUESTAR5HW18SBTU3.75140  
BLUESTAR5HW18ZBRTU3.75140  
BLUESTAR5HW18ZBWTU3.75140  
HITACHIRAU518AVD3.75500http://amzn.to/2rCxpGlhttp://fkrt.it/4ntP9TuuuN
HITACHIRAU518HWDD3.75500http://amzn.to/2qMt18Khttp://fkrt.it/42fPXTuuuN
HITACHIRAU518IVD3.75500http://amzn.to/2rCtDguhttp://fkrt.it/QLIeb!NNNN
HITACHIRAU518MWD3.75500 http://fkrt.it/4n6i9TuuuN
DAIKINATF503.655200  
DAIKINDTF503.655200http://amzn.to/2qRfNCxhttp://fkrt.it/QJipW!NNNN
DAIKINFTF503.655200http://amzn.to/2rCxrhrhttp://fkrt.it/QLrmm!NNNN
CARRIEROctra 5 Star3.65300http://amzn.to/2rCu0Yn 
CARRIEROctra-X 5 Star3.65300  
CARRIERSuperia 5 Star3.65300http://amzn.to/2qibtfrhttp://fkrt.it/hfDQkTuuuN
CARRIERSuperia-X 5 Star3.65300 

Now if you see there are different models in similar ranges. The top 3 from blue star are exactly the same AC and the difference is just in color. They have great air filters (so dust free), low on electricity consumption, but then not the fastest in cooling because cooling capacity is less that those from other brands.

Hitachi models are usually better in terms of cooling capacity (faster cooling), but then they are heavy on sensors for performance optimization and do not have too many advanced air filters. But they again are low on electricity consumption because their EER is good. Again if you see, electricity consumption of all the models are same, the difference is in sensors and features that they have.

Daikin models have good air filters (especially the ATF and DTF models have different air filters, while FTF is the basic model). They are decently good on energy efficiency. However, again not as fast as Hitachi in cooling as cooling capacity is less.

Carrier has better cooling capacity than Daikin and Blue Star. It has models with good air filters as well. But then they are low on energy efficiency as compared to Hitachi, Blue Star and Daikin.

So you will have to choose what you want. Difficult to name one brand that has everything. For very fast cooling, it is hitachi. For dust free it is Blue Star, Daikin and Carrier. And for Low electricity bills it is Blue Star and Hitachi. However, I must say that the difference in electricity consumption is not much as the EER difference of 0.1 is not a lot. I think Carrier models mentioned above would fit best in your requirements.

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thank u 4 reply me ..... once again i need ur help.my room size 10*12 on 3 rd floor in above floor there is a roof. i am not deciding that i shall be take 1 ton or 1.5 ton and with inverter or without inverter ac and 3 or 5 stars . i thing i will be daily use my ac only 5 to 6 hrs. and my budget is below 40000. i need an ac which one less electric consumption, dust free, less maintenance or fast cooling.
one of the salesman suggested me LG 18AUXA ( DUAL INVERTER) and carrier superia inverter .
i m very confused what to do or not do. so plzzz suggest me one brand or model no or otherwise u have any other brand or model no plzzzz guide me to buy right ac would fit my best requirements. thank u

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Rudra,

Your room needs about 1.2 tons of cooling. If your usage is mostly at night you can go for 1 ton inverter AC as well. If the usage is mostly during the day then 1.5 ton inverter AC would be better. In general inverter ACs will certainly save you money on electricity as compared to non inverter AC. But buying an inverter AC is a bit expensive (especially if your go for highest efficiency models). But the return on investment depends on annual usage (not just the daily usage ... because AC will not be used 365 days). In your budget you can get good 1.5 ton inverter ACs as well as great 1 ton inverter ACs. If you need dust free (good filters) then Blue Star, LG, and even Carrier will be good in your budget. You can look at these:

In 1.5 ton you can look at:

LG JS-Q18SUXD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oMG2Le )
LG JS-Q18AUXA (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oMjWqB )
Blue Star 3CNHW18NAFU

In 1 ton you can look at:

BLUESTAR 3CNHW12TAFU
BLUESTAR 3CNHW12CAFU (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oxKzmN )
LG JS-Q12AUXA

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HI Abhishek , I have narrowed down to Daikin JTKM50SRV16 and Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i , i am confused
1. Do this daikin model has controllable 4 way air swing?
2. How effective is the steamer discharge technology of Daikin ?
3. Do 5400i has good air purification ?
4. Among the above which has more features?
5. do they have display on the indoor unit?
6. which has maximum air throw?
7. Among R-32 and 410 which is cheaper in case of any leakage problems?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Here is my response:

1) Daikin model has Conada Effect Airflow which directs the air more on to the ceiling to cover larger area. More of it is described over here: http://www.daikin.co.uk/minisite/ctxsk-ftxsk/ctxsk-ftxsk.jsp ..... I am not sure if it has 4 way swing.

2) Daikin's Steamer Discharge technology is a popular international technology that they have got to India. It is certainly quite effective.

3) Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i is a more sensor rich AC with lot of sensors built in to optimize cooling performance. It has basic filters but does not have advanced air filtration technology.

4) Depends on what you want. If you are looking for Air Purification then Daikin JTKM is the best. If you want more sensor rich AC that can optimize cooling and performance on the run then Hitachi Kashikoi is better.

5) I am not very sure if they have display on the indoor unit.

6) Hitachi Kashikoi has CFM value of 583 whereas that of Daikin is 512. So Hitachi has maximum air throw.

7) R-410A is more widely available and used.

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Thanka a lot Abhisek :)

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hello abhishek
i am looking to buy 1 ton ac for my home. the usage would be 5 to 8 everyday for 5 months. i have budget around 30000. confused in Hitachi 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC - Copper
RAU/RAC/RAS - 312HWDS, or Voltas 125 DY 1.0 Ton 5 Star Split AC Copper (White). if any other you can mention. i want gud feature ac which have value for money.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Ankit,

Between a 3 star and 5 star AC, the one with 5 star will always be more electricity saving. So from a "Bijli Bachao" perspective, I would always recommend an AC with better efficiency, which in this case would be Voltas model. But Hitachi is a premium brand. It would be expensive and thus you get a BEE 3 star rated AC in the same price range. If you want a BEE 5 star rated AC around 30K, you can check these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
DAIKINATF35 http://fkrt.it/vhNuV!NNNN
LLOYDLS13A5LK http://fkrt.it/8RiwSTuuuN
LLOYDLS13A5LX http://fkrt.it/8R7sSTuuuN
ONIDASA125CHE  
ONIDASA125PRL  
ONIDASA125SGS  
PANASONICCS-SC12RKYhttp://amzn.to/2rj8iq6http://fkrt.it/v5SRi!NNNN
LGLSA3AF5D  
LGLSA3NP5Ahttp://amzn.to/2rDDhQNhttp://fkrt.it/vhSuI!NNNN
ONIDASA125GDR http://fkrt.it/8R9~7TuuuN
ONIDASA125TRChttp://amzn.to/2sls1EI 
ONIDASA125TRDhttp://amzn.to/2sl6rQMhttp://fkrt.it/8ey0cTuuuN
VOLTAS125 CYEhttp://amzn.to/2rj8hCzhttp://fkrt.it/8eyClTuuuN
VOLTAS125 CYUhttp://amzn.to/2sli5Lxhttp://fkrt.it/8RoLCTuuuN
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Hi, Abhishek, I am living in a Mumbai . I am planing to purchase a split AC for my hall which size is 10.5×26 and height is 10 feet. Now I am confused among brands o general, misthubishi electric ,misthubishi heavy which one is best for me please suggest me a BEE star also .my usages will not more than 3hrs per day.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Your usage is not high. You can go for a BEE 3 or 5 star non inverter AC. In durability Mitsubishi Heavy and O General would be great. Mitsubishi Heavy would be better in energy efficiency as well. I think MHI would be good for you.

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Hi Abhishek, I am Kowshik from Hyderabad. I would like to buy 1 Ton AC for my 10*10 room which is in first floor. Could you please suggest me which AC's will offer the best after sales support in Hyderabad so that I can decide the brand to buy accordingly. Thanks in advance.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Kowshik,

After sales support is a local datapoint and it varies from city to city. We do not have local information from Hyderabad. For that you will have to contact local dealers and users of the brands.

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Hello Abhishek, I need your suggestion.
I am planning to buy an ac for my bedroom which is of the size 14*10*10 sq feet. I live in vijayawada. None of the walls or roof get direct sunlight and the size of Window is 4*4 square feet. I guess my usage would be 1350 hours per year. The tonnage calculator suggests 1.5 ton for 1.2 ton capacity. I want to buy an inverter ac. Since 1.2 ton inverter ac are not available, can I buy 1 ton inverter ac for 1.2 ton or should I buy 1.5 ton inverter ac itself? Otherwise do you suggest me to buy 1.2 ton non inverter ac?
Thanks.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

If your room needs 1.2 tons of cooling you can buy a 1 ton inverter AC as well. You need not go for 1.5 ton inverter AC.

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which is the beast model sir HITACHI-RSG312EAEA and 3cnhw12tafu and in feature

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Blue Star 3CNHW12TAFU has ISEER of 3.99 and Hitachi Waza 3200i has ISEER of 3.94, so from energy efficiency point of view both are quite similar. But Waza is a basic model from Hitachi, their Neo and Kashikoi series are more feature rich with same efficiency. But Blue Star 3CNHW12TAFU has lot of air filters and is more feature rich. So I would say Blue Star 3CNHW12TAFU would be better.

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My room size is 10W*22L*10H all in feet,located
In first floor of 3 storied bldg, A part of the rooms gets. sun rays up 1pm.I want to use a ac in the night for 4 hrs for about 5 months in a year.You calculator gives a result as use 1.5 ton for a consumption of 1.6 ton. I live in Mumbai away from sea.Guide in choosing the Tonnage, Inverter or fixed and star rating for a split ac. pl guide ASAP.
Gooday.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can go for a 1.5 ton fixed speed split AC of BEE 5 star rating. You can look at these:

Godrej GSC 18 FG 8 MOG (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nbG0tI , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/RWFQc!NNNN )

Blue Star 5HW18SBTU or 5HW18ZBRTU or 5HW18ZBWTU

Hitachi RAU518AVD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nbzNy4 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/h9Nl1TuuuN )

Hitachi RAU518HWDD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2mL4JK1 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/RE!cs!NNNN )

Daikin DTF50 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nbC6Bl , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/hlU!DTuuuN ) or ATF50 or FTF50.

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Hi Abhishek..I am Kumar from Tirupati.I am looking for a 2 Ton split AC for my home and shortlisted Mitsubishi non-inverter models.Please let me know the differences between Mitsubishi Electric and Mitsubishi Heavy.Which one do you rate high between those two?Which model I should choose?Thank you.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Mitsubishi Heavy as the name suggests is "Heavy Duty" types. All their models are 100% copper. They have models with longer air flow which helps cover larger area. Their energy efficiency is also good. So I think they are better than Mitsubishi Electric. However, Mitsubishi Electric is not bad at all. It is also one of the premium brands.

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Hi Abhishek I am also looking for best split ac 1 ton models with Rs:35000 budget. I have lot of confusion in choosing an good model and guide which is better R32 or R410 with full copper or Aluminium.
I have chosen some brands
1.daikin-FT
2.SAMSUNG-AR12NV3HETS
3.GODREJ-GSC12/18MINV3RWPM

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

If your environment is not corrosive, then both copper and aluminium can work well. But if your environment is corrosive then go for copper. R32 and R410 both are good but R32 is slightly better. But R32 is available only in Daikin and Blue Star. You can look at these models:

If you want inverter AC then this would be better:

Blue Star 3CNHW12CAFU (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oxKzmN )
Voltas 123V EY (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/ngSsj!NNNN )

If you want non inverter then you can look at these:

Lloyd LS13A5LK (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/3rIXu!NNNN )

Lloyd LS13A5LX (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/3r~pu!NNNN )

Onida SA125CHE

Onida SA125PRL

Onida SA125SGS

Panasonic CS-KC12RKY-1 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/tFWEa!NNNN )

Panasonic CS-SC12RKY (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nlJr1O , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/DIhRaTuuuN )

LG LSA3AF5D

LG LSA3AT5D

LG LSA3NP5A (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2p3nesS , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/nhuPj!NNNN )

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Hi abhishek sir i want to buy 1.5 5star inverter ac. I am confused with daikin jtkm50 and hitachi 5400i ac,which one is better .my room size is 13×13×10 and i live in agra.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Both are top models from premium brands. Difficult to say one is better than other.

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My room size is 21*10.5 ft. The requirement calculator shows 1.5 tonne would be sufficient. But the AC shop sales man had advised to buy 2 tonne as 1.5 tonne would take more time for cooling and hence, would consume more electricity. Please advice. Rest rooms are smaller and would need 1.5 tonne and 1 tonne respectively. Please advice the model numbers.

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Hi Abhishek,

Hope you are doing good. On checking through various websites, I have shortlisted Voltas as our would like to buy option. I am still open to suggestions. I would like to know does Voltas have eco friendly range i.e. ACs using R290 or R600? I want to buy three ACs. 1, 1.5, 2 ton. How is Voltas service wise and product wise? My budget is 80-95K for purchasing all the three ACs. Budget can be extended a little if suggested a better quality. Which ACs give good performance as well as are well built in quality. My family would use ACs only for the night for 3 hours approximately. I stay in Mumbai. Very far from beaches. However, lot of humidity. Please advise. Also any suggestions from where to buy from? Waiting for your reply in anticipation.

Regards,

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I am asking you to calculate tonnage because for normal (non inverter) ACs, oversizing is not good from an electricity consumption point of view. Also oversized ACs do not remove humidity properly.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Viral,

R600 is used mostly in refrigerators and not in ACs. And Godrej is the only brand that is using R290 currently. No one else it. Otherwise Voltas to should be good. It is the market leader in Air Conditioners (they sell the most number of ACs in India). And because they have such big presence, they have large service network as well. So you should be able to get Voltas service in every small city in India as well. Their products are also good. I hope you have used the calculator on this website to get the right tonnage for your rooms because 2 ton AC is required for a huge room in Mumbai. The calculator is on this page: https://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

Let me know the right tonnage as per the calculator and I can suggest you models from Voltas.

You can buy these ACs online or your can get them from any store like Croma, Ezone, Vijay Sales, etc.

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My room size is 21*10.5 ft. The requirement calculator shows 1.5 tonne would be sufficient. But the AC shop sales man had advised to buy 2 tonne as 1.5 tonne would take more time for cooling and hence, would consume more electricity. Please advice. Rest rooms are smaller and would need 1.5 tonne and 1 tonne respectively. Please advice the model numbers for Voltas and would 1.5 tonne suffice or 2 tonne would be needed.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Viral,

Apologies for delayed reply. More cooling capacity means cooling would be faster. So if you put a 2.5 ton AC the cooling would be further more faster. But then it would consume more electricity as well. And oversized ACs are ineffective in humidity removal. It can also cause bad odour to come. It would be better if you go for 1.5 ton AC. However, please go for an AC with 1.5 ton cooling capacity. You can look at these split ACs from Voltas:

Voltas 185 ZYE (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/5nstoTuuuN )
Voltas 185 ZYB (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/eKRBw!NNNN )

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Waiting for the revert.

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Waiting for the revert.

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Hello Abhishek,
First of all really appreciate for all this helpful information .
Need your kind advice. My home is in NCR and looking for SPLIT AC -1.5Ton in copper . I have usage of 3-4 hours day for 3-4 months in a year.. i am confused whether to go for Inverter AC or 5 or 3 star AC. i am looking for best ROI (when comparing cost of AC with maintenance and electricity consumption) over next 5 year. There is a huge difference of 23-30% in different types of AC. Please advice
regards
nitin

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Nitin,

Your usage is less. You can go for BEE 3 star rated non inverter AC.

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We want to buy 1 ton A/C with Inverter technology.
Searched online for Daikin, BlueStar, LG, Whirlpool, but there is No direct comparison available between models from different brands. So can't decide which model is best.
Which model do you think is better for budget around 30-40K?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello,

ISEER and BEE ratings are two different things. ISEER is a measure of energy efficiency (just like km is a measure of distance). And BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) is a Government of India organization that gives star ratings based on a criteria for ISEER. So they divide the range of ISEERs available in market and mark them 1 Star, 2 Star, 3 Star, 4 Star, 5 Star. So Inverter AC will certainly have its ISEER value (which is its measure of energy efficiency) and based on that ISEER value BEE will give star ratings.

Inverter ACs also have 3 star and 5 star.

I have not heard of DC 12 inverter AC.

You can look at these:

Blue Star BI-5CNHW12PAFU (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2owj7C9 ) ... this is the best choice.

LG BSA12MAYD (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/GEy80TuuuN )

Blue Star 3CNHW12TAFU

Daikin FTKP35

Hitachi RSG312EAEA

Blue Star 3CNHW12CAFU (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oxKzmN )

LG JS-Q12AUXA

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Hi Abhishek, I live in chennai and hall size is close to 200 sq.ft. Room is quite warm even during nights.
I was planning to go for inverter model - panasonic ps18sky or voltas 18 viy. Later onida was suggested.
Kindly let me know which one to go for (onida? not seeing any reviews). Budget <45k
Also I was told to avoid Voltas incase of inverter as they still dependent on single pcb compared to others.
Kindly suggest (other brands too fine)

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Gautham,

At Bijli Bachao, we suggest this strategy: First find out the right tonnage that you need for you room, because undersized AC may not cool well, and in case of non inverter AC, oversized AC can significantly increase electricity bills. In inverter ACs, slight oversizing is fine. You can use the calculator on this page to get the right tonnage: http://bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

After finding the right tonnage, you have to look at your usage of AC in hrs/year. And your budget. Because your usage determines if you need high efficiency AC or not. Secondly we try to suggest the most efficient AC based on a person's requirement (tonnage requirement) and the budget.

I think 1.5 ton would be undersized for your room and in that case I would say inverter AC would not be very electricity saving.

Panasonic and Voltas are great brands. Onida is also good, but I would rate Panasonic and Voltas higher.

Let me know the right tonnage (as per the calculator) and I can suggest you some models accordingly.

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Hello Abhishek. Thank you for your reply.
It says 2.4 Ton. But then seating/usable area in living room is limited by things at home (1.4 TOn). Also I'll be shifting the ac to a smaller room in about 91.52 years. So I thought of not taking the 2 Ton and go with 1.5.
Kindly suggest a product.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Gautham,

A fixed speed 1.5 ton AC would be good enough to provide local cooling (area close to the AC). You can install it near the sitting area and it will certainly make the sitting area comfortable. The impact will not be felt much beyond 9-10 ft or so. But still it will take out humidity and will make it comfortable. You can look at these 1.5 ton ACs:

Godrej GSC 18 FG 8 MOG (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nbG0tI , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/RWFQc!NNNN )

Blue Star 5HW18SBTU or 5HW18ZBRTU or 5HW18ZBWTU

Hitachi RAU518AVD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nbzNy4 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/h9Nl1TuuuN )

Hitachi RAU518HWDD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2mL4JK1 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/RE!cs!NNNN )

Daikin DTF50 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nbC6Bl , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/hlU!DTuuuN ) or ATF50 or FTF50.

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Hi, I live in delhi and want to buy an AC for the room size of 10.5x 16.5 , height 10ft, No direct sunlight, First floor and there is construction above. Can you please suggest the tonnage capacity required.
I looking Diakin's inverter AC 1.5, 3 star FTKH50 srv , can you advise on Model. What is the difference in FTKH50 srv and FTKH50 rrv model ?
Does river or Nala if nearby , damages ACs, specifically inverter ACs ?
Do I need stablizer also for the inverter AC?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Raz,

Corrosive environment can be difficult for inverter ACs too. Based on the feedback that we have received from some people, I would suggest that you go for a BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC if you have a nalla close by. 1.5 ton should be fine for your room. You can look at any of these high efficiency models:

Blue Star 5HW18SBTU or 5HW18ZBRTU or 5HW18ZBWTU

Hitachi RAU518AVD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nbzNy4 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/h9Nl1TuuuN )

Hitachi RAU518HWDD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2mL4JK1 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/RE!cs!NNNN )

Daikin DTF50 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nbC6Bl , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/hlU!DTuuuN ) or ATF50 or FTF50.

You should go for a stabilizer if you are going for non inverter AC.

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Hi, I live in delhi and want to buy an AC for the room size of 10.5x 16.5 , height 10ft, No direct sunlight, First floor and there is construction above. Can you please suggest the tonnage capacity required.
I looking Diakin's inverter AC 1.5, 3 star FTKH50 srv , can you advise on Model. What is the difference in FTKH50 srv and FTKH50 rrv model ?
Does river or Nala if nearby , damages ACs, specifically inverter ACs ?
Do I need stablizer also for the inverter AC?

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I want to buy a voltage stabiliser for my split ac 1.5 ton in my area voltage is very low I have purchased a 90 volts stabiliser for my 1.5 ton ac but that also don't work please fix this issue

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Rashi,

Which one do you have? Ideally a stabilizer that can handle 90V should be able to fix the issue, unless your wiring is a problem which is not able to handle high current (usually the current increases significantly if you are trying to increase the voltage so much).

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Hi Abhishek,
Please suggest on the better option- IFB Vs Bluestar. I'm not sure on the models hence please suggest on 1.5 ton split category with 3 star rating.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

BlueStar is certainly a better option. You can look at these:

Blue Star 3HW18RCU
Blue Star 3HW18RGU
Blue Star 3HW18IAU

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Hi,

I am looking for window ac in Delhi (Saket) . My window size is not more than 24.5 inches.
I have found two options online :-
Hitachi RAW312KWD (3 star)
LG LWA3BP3A1 (3 star)

Please let me know which one to go for and why.?
Also if anyone has some good options rather than above mentioned products then please let me know.

Thanks in Advance :)

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HI Sir,
I am from Calicut,Kerala.Planning to purchase ac .Prefer inverter ac ,1 ton.Confused with bluestar pafu model & daikin jtkm ..Which one should I go for? Is it necessary to purchase stabilizer for that model? Do you have any suggestions regarding other brands and models?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Daikin JTKM is the most efficient and best. So you can go for the same.

Inverter ACs do not need voltage stabilizer as they do not get damaged due to low voltages. But then can get damaged due to surges which are sudden high voltage caused due to short circuits or lightning etc. To protect it, you may go for a surge protector (alone) or for a voltage stabilizer with thermal overload or surge protection feature. Circuit Breaker (or MCB) should be there in every house (having AC or not). That should be common for all appliances (one common MCB).

You can look at the list of top ACs on this page: https://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

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Thakur Yashwant Singh

Dear sir abhishek ,
Daikin jtkm50srv16 how much electricity conjums in one day ,if i m using it 8to 9 hours ?
Thxxx

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

It has electricity consumption of 744 units in 1600 hrs. SO in 8-9 hours it would consume about 4 units.

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Thakur Yashwant Singh

Sir my room size is 15×10×12
I want to buy daikin jtkm50srv16 , is this sufficient for my room ,room is situated on grond floor south east n no other floor on it

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Sizing depends on city and room location as well along with the size of the room. I would suggest that you use the calculator on this page to calculate the right size: https://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

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Hi sir,
i m Kumar from chennai
i plan to buy split ac
my room sq ft is 120
Wich is better 3star or 5 star ?
barnd :Voltas or carrier?
Please suggest.
thx (Kumar)

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Kumar,

There are several parameters required to calculate the right tonnage. City being one of them and many others. We have included all of those in the sizing calculator on this page: https://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html . The calculator also has tariffs built in, so it can show you approx costs of buying a specific star rating and the cost of electricity consumption for the same. You can decide if you want to go for inverter AC or not, or BEE 3 star or 5 star based on the same. Let me know the tonnage that you need and the budget that you have for the AC and I can recommend you some models.

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Thakur Yashwant Singh

Sir pls tell me the right size of ac for my room , i m unable to calculate right size.
My room size is 15×10×12
Situated in ground floor ,south west and no other floor on it .

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)
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Thakur Yashwant Singh

I lived in pratapgarh uttar pradesh ,60 km away frm allahabad.
My room size is 15×10×12 on ground floor no other floor on it but all the wall safe frm direct sun light coz all the wall hav well equiped pourch so pls tell me right size of ac required for my room

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Hi
I m indu from new Delhi I want 1 ton split ac with 3 or more star but there is a problem where I live ,most of the ac's not working properly bue to gas leakage there is a broomstick( naala)near by my place .plz suggest me the best ac which can be work under all this problem ,I m really fed up to change ac in every 4 to 5 year .I already change carrier ac ,godrej ac and LG .

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Go for one with copper condenser and blue fin coating. Check Blue Star.

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Hi
I m indu from new Delhi I want 1 ton split ac with 3 or more star but there is a problem where I live ,most of the ac's not working properly bue to gas leakage there is a broomstick( naala)near by my place .plz suggest me the best ac which can be work under all this problem ,I m really fed up to change ac in every 4 to 5 year .I already change carrier ac ,godrej ac and LG .

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at any of these:

Blue Star 5HW12SBTU or 5HW12ZBRTU or 5HW12ZBWTU
Daikin ATF35 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/pKGqxTuuuN )
Daikin DTF35 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2ptUoD9 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/pLtgZTuuuN )
Daikin FTF35 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2pucepA , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/pKleOTuuuN )
Carrier Octra-X 5 Star or Superia-X 5 Star
Hitachi RAU512KWD

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Hi Abhishek,
my room size is 150-180 SqFt
I live on the top floor of the 5 floored building
my budget is 35K-40K
looking out for something in 1.5 ton 5 star product with maximum features
Please suggest.
Thanks in advance
Suyog Jadhav

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at any of these:

Godrej GSC 18 FG 6 BOG (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2ohNopX , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/kD!RQTuuuN )

Daikin ATF50

Hitachi RAU518KWD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2ohypfi , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/x3EHM!NNNN )

Whirlpool 3D COOL XTREME HD 5S (1.5 T) (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/xilfV!NNNN )

Carrier Superia 5 Star (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2ooznZA , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/x3sRV!NNNN )

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Hi Abhishek,
I am an avid reader of Bijli Bachao.I would like you suggestion on 1.5 Ton 5 star Ac. Initially I selected Bluestar and Panasonic but had to leave bluestar due to poor service in my area(service center is not anywhere near my town, very far) and Panasonic due to the design of flap(doesn't suit my sinus problem due to direct air).I am thinking of buying Carrier 1.5 Ton Superia ac with newly launched cyclojet compressor.Will like your suggestion on it as you have no where mentioned carrier's name..is there a reason to leave it out?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Shruti,

We do not intentionally leave out a brand. The lists on this site are purely based on data from BEE. While giving recommendation we do tailor the list based on a person's requirements (like copper condenser, filters, budget, etc). But then we have recommended Carrier Superia to many people because it is one of the good models among BEE 5 star rated non inverter ACs. Among inverter, their models are not yet rated on BEE ratings and that is why they do not appear in inverter list. But that does not mean that we have intentionally removed them. You can certainly go for Carrier Superia 5 star rated AC. It is a good model.

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Hi. I am pramod from pune
I want ac for room 210sqft
Kindly suggest suitable model

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Pramod,

At Bijli Bachao, we suggest this strategy: First find out the right tonnage that you need for you room, because undersized AC may not cool well, and in case of non inverter AC, oversized AC can significantly increase electricity bills. In inverter ACs, slight oversizing is fine. You can use the calculator on this page to get the right tonnage: http://bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

After finding the right tonnage, you have to look at your usage of AC in hrs/year. And your budget. Because your usage determines if you need high efficiency AC or not. Secondly we try to suggest the most efficient AC based on a person's requirement (tonnage requirement) and the budget.

Without knowing all this, it will be very difficult for me to say anything. Let me know the tonnage as per the calculator and your budget.

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Hi,
M sandeep looking for AC -120 Sq.m room area budget 20-28 k
please suggest good ac for me

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Sandeep,

At Bijli Bachao, we suggest this strategy: First find out the right tonnage that you need for you room, because undersized AC may not cool well, and in case of non inverter AC, oversized AC can significantly increase electricity bills. In inverter ACs, slight oversizing is fine. You can use the calculator on this page to get the right tonnage: http://bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

After finding the right tonnage, you have to look at your usage of AC in hrs/year. And your budget. Because your usage determines if you need high efficiency AC or not. Secondly we try to suggest the most efficient AC based on a person's requirement (tonnage requirement) and the budget.

Without knowing all this, it will be very difficult for me to say anything. Let me know the tonnage as per the calculator.

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Abhilash Sridharan

Hi Abhishek,

I'm Looking for a 1 Ton Split AC, I live near the beach/sea (In Chennai). My Budget is around 25K - 30K. Would you please recommend one? (also please note the AC will not be frequently used)

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at any of these:

Hitachi RAU312HWDD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oCjm2i , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/4W6ZsTuuuN )

Hitachi RAU312KWD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2obdcGW , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/i6bE!!NNNN )

Daikin ATC35

Daikin FTC35 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oCfhLq , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/QllUi!NNNN )

Mitsubishi Electric MS-HL13VF

LG LSA3AU3A1 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2pbP2sY , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/Q9bQM!NNNN )

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Hi, I have shortlisted 3 ac's as per my requirements.
Mitsubishi 1.6 ton SRK20CSS-S6/A , HYBRID+
Hitachi rau524avd fixed speed 2 ton 5 star
Carrier superia 4i invertor AC. Rated 6.2 kw

I was thinking of 2 ton Mitsubishi but its new hybrid ac's claims to cover more area & 1.6 ton model mentioned above is showing area coverage of 172-280 so I selected that. Do you think it these new hybrid ac's will have advantage over the other 2? Are they really 1.5 times more efficient in terms of area coverage/cooling etc?
Or do you think the superia invertor AC mentioned will be more advantageous?
Room Area is around 250 sq ft. UP city. Upper ground floor in high rise building.

Take this as a seperate question pls - there is one room (size around 100sq ft) attached to this room. So sometimes I would like to open the door of that too & would want 1 single AC to cover that too. I think invertor AC in this case would be more beneficial but i don't know if carrier ac will cover that unless invertor AC tonnage coverge prove better then fixed AC.

Thanks.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

6.2 kW would be 1.8 ton and if your area is big then I would not recommend you to undersize an inverter AC. If your room size does need a 2 ton (or more) then I would recommend Hitachi RAU524AVD. This is because if your room has more heat then it needs more cooling capacity and Hitachi models are truly 2 ton. As regarding Mitsubishi, they have stronger air flow which can reach a larger area. But then if the room has more heat, it should be able to remove that heat. I am not 100% convinced that it will be able to remove the heat with long reach air flow.

I think Hitachi would be a better choice as your room requires about 2.5 tons of cooling.

I would not suggest you to open the 100 sq ft room to this AC. It will increase the cooling requirement by 1 more ton. And inverter AC is bad in case it is undersized. You can go for inverter AC at max when the room's requirement is about 0.2 ton more than the actual tonnage of the AC. So 1.8 ton inverter AC is good if your room needs 2 ton. But in your case, I think there will be more heat and thus 2 ton fixed speed AC would be a better choice.

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Thanks for your expert input friend. :)

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Would like to add to the above:
- The wall height is 9ft.
- Also, you can disregard my 2nd question as by including that additional room of 100 sq ft, the total area will become 350 sq ft. So I think I will have to look for more tonnage, so either 2.2 hybrid+ Mitsubishi fixed speed AC will be better or might be the Hitachi 5200f mentioned above might also work.

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sir,
my room is of 225 square feet kindly suggest the ac with budget in the range of 40000-46000

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Parihar,

At Bijli Bachao, we suggest this strategy: First find out the right tonnage that you need for you room, because undersized AC may not cool well, and in case of non inverter AC, oversized AC can significantly increase electricity bills. In inverter ACs, slight oversizing is fine. You can use the calculator on this page to get the right tonnage: http://bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

After finding the right tonnage, you have to look at your usage of AC in hrs/year. And your budget. Because your usage determines if you need high efficiency AC or not. Secondly we try to suggest the most efficient AC based on a person's requirement (tonnage requirement) and the budget.

Without knowing all this, it will be very difficult for me to say anything. Also if you have any brand preference, or know which all brands are present in your city, then it would help filter out the ACs.

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HI Abhishek,
I am from Mumbai. i want to buy AC for 120 square feet room. Below are my requirements
- low energy consumption preferably 5 star
- anti corrosion
- refrigerant R410a (non flammable)
- 100% copper
- budget is upto 40k
- air filters
- low maintenance

Thanks in advance

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Suyog,

1 ton inverter AC would be great choice for you. You can look at these models:

Daikin FTKP35 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/GT4Z7TuuuN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2peaKvN )
Blue Star 3CNHW12TAFU
Hitachi RSG312EAEA
Blue Star 3CNHW12CAFU (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2pdUBGs )

These are good ACs. With 100% copper and good air filters.

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Thanks a lot for the prompt reply. Can u please suggest some non inverter Acs with corrosion protection and non flammable refrigerant.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Suyog,

Only one brand that fits in the actual requirement that you have: Panasonic. It has corrosion protection for outdoor unit as well along with blue fin condenser. It uses R410A. It is BEE 5 star and 100% copper. And among those I could just find 2 models that fit exact requirements that you have:

Panasonic TV12SKY5
Panasonic SC12SKY5

You can look at these 2.

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I'm looking for 1 ton 3+star ac with copper condenser,suggest me best brand at a lesser cost, also i have a question(do we need to clean the entire room from dust for ac's better performance?)

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Cleaning the room is not mandatory for better performance of AC. Cleaning the AC filter is required for better performance. What is the budget that you have for the AC?

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Nagendra Bhadoriya

Hi Abhishek,
I'm Nagendra from Noida, and i'm looking to buy an inverter AC this summer, my first one, below are my requirements:
-> Copper coil
-> R410A refrigerant (what is difference between R32 and R410A)
-> 1.5 ton
-> Inverter Ac
-> less noisy
-> Budget is 40k to 45k

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