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Top Ten Air Conditioners in India by electricity consumption and size in 2017

By on March 27, 2017
Hindi Translation: बिजली की खपत और आकार के अनुसार भारत में दस सबसे अच्छे एयर कंडीशनर

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

  • The basis of this ranking is the data from BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) for the fixed speed and inverter technology air conditioners. BEE data contains ISEER, Annual Electricity Consumption (in units consumed for 1600 hrs of usage), cooling capacity and power consumption and this information is self reported by the manufacturers. The values are calculated under test conditions. To understand more about ISEER and BEE’s new star rating standards please check this link: link.
  • We have taken the data on annual electricity consumption and categorized it by the marketing tonnage of the air conditioner. The air conditioner with the lowest annual electricity consumption 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.
  • We have not listed Window Air Conditioners because there are no energy efficient options available in Window Air Conditioners and it is better to go for Split Air Conditioners.
  • We regularly update this list as new models get added in the BEE list of air conditioners.
  • The data is as per BEE’s standards as applicable in 2017. As per current standards, BEE has started publishing annual electricity consumption data for air conditioners assuming usage to be 1600 hrs a year.

Best Brands for Air Conditioners in India

Hitachi, Daikin, Mitsubishi (Heavy and Electric), O General, Blue Star are considered as premium brands for Air Conditioners in India. Out of these Hitachi, Daikin, Mitsubishi and General are Japanese brands while Blue Star is an Indian brand. These brands are known for their refrigeration technology and thus offer quite robust products. Hitachi, Daikin and Blue Star also offer great energy efficient models and typically rank high in our top rankings (based on BEE data). Other brands that are really good include: LG, Samsung, Voltas, Godrej, Whirlpool, Carrier, Toshiba and Panasonic. This brand value mentioned over here is based on our perception of various brands available in India. Some people may have had good experience with other brands as well, but then their market presence is too small to make a judgement.
The list of top models below does not involve this perception and is purely based on data from BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) on energy efficiency (or electricity consumption). Before choosing a brand, you must also ensure that the brand is present in your city/locality and is able to provide good service for your purchased product.

Best Ten Energy Efficient BEE 5 & 4 Star Rated Inverter Air Conditioners in India

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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 BLUESTAR 5CNHW09PAFU

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4.71 0.80 453 37990.0
2 DAIKIN FTKP25

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4.17 0.70 464 34500.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 DAIKIN JTKM35 5.80 1.00 483 0.0
2 HITACHI RAU512CWEA

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5.75 1.00 492 55800.0
3 GODREJ GSC 12 GIG 5 DGOG

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5.20 1.00 512 46990.0
4 HITACHI RAU512AWEA 4.86 1.00 560 43499.0
5 SAMSUNG AR12MV5HETR 4.80 0.90 516 0.0
6 LG BSA12PMZD 4.74 1.00 584 41699.0
7 BLUESTAR 5CNHW12PAFU

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4.71 1.00 565 41300.0
8 TOSHIBA RAS-13N3KCV-IN + RAS-13N3ACV-IN 4.66 1.00 592 0.0
9 WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL INVERTER 5S (1 T)

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4.61 1.00 571 0.0
10 SAMSUNG AR12MV5NEWK 4.60 0.90 539 47500.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 DAIKIN JTKM50 5.20 1.40 744 0.0
2 HITACHI RSA518CAEA 5.15 1.50 793 61990.0
3 GODREJ GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG

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4.90 1.40 791 55990.0
4 HITACHI RSB518IAEA 4.85 1.50 842 0.0
5 BLUESTAR 5CNHW18PAFU

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4.75 1.50 839 51000.0
6 BLUESTAR 5CNHW18DAFU 4.74 1.50 850 0.0
7 TOSHIBA RAS-18N3KCV-IN + RAS-18N3ACV-IN 4.69 1.40 818 0.0
8 BLUESTAR 5CNHW18QATX 4.68 1.50 884 42400.0
9 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MSY-GK18VA 4.66 1.50 847 52500.0
10 SAMSUNG AR18MV5NEWK 4.64 1.40 835 57500.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MSY-GK24VA 4.85 1.90 1052 65000.0
2 HITACHI RMC424EAEA 4.21 2.00 1288 0.0


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

Best Ten Energy Efficient BEE 3 Star Rated Inverter Air Conditioners in India

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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 BLUESTAR 3CNHW09CAFU 3.94 0.80 536 33750.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 BLUESTAR 3CNHW12TAFU 3.99 1.00 669 37990.0
2 HITACHI RSG312EAEA 3.94 1.00 692 39990.0
3 GODREJ GSC 12 MINV 3 RWPM 3.90 1.00 663 0.0
4 BLUESTAR 3CNHW12CAFU

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3.86 1.00 680 33000.0
5 LG JS-Q12PWXA 3.86 1.00 691 35990.0
6 LG JS-Q12AUXA 3.72 1.00 729 39490.0
7 RECONNECT RHSAB1006 3.70 1.00 733 30490.0
8 DAIKIN FTKH35

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3.65 1.00 742 37600.0
9 BLUESTAR 3CNHW12NAFU 3.63 1.00 731 0.0
10 VOLTAS 123V EY

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3.60 1.00 731 33500.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 HITACHI RSB318IAEA 3.99 1.50 1023 0.0
2 HITACHI RSD318EAEA 3.99 1.50 1023 0.0
3 HITACHI RSH318EAEA 3.99 1.50 1023 0.0
4 RECONNECT RHSAB1507 3.95 1.50 1059 34490.0
5 LG JS-Q18NPXA

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3.86 1.50 1041 38190.0
6 GODREJ GSC 18 MINV 3 RWPM

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3.79 1.40 982 35990.0
7 BLUESTAR 3CNHW18TAFU 3.77 1.50 1065 44587.0
8 VOLTAS 183V EY

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3.70 1.50 1066 37990.0
9 VOLTAS 183V IY

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3.70 1.50 1066 39980.0
10 LG JS-Q18AUXA 3.68 1.50 1092 45990.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 HITACHI RMB324IAEA 3.99 2.00 1359 0.0
2 BLUESTAR 3CNHW24TAFU 3.98 1.90 1275 0.0


Best Ten Energy Efficient BEE 5 Star Rated Non Inverter (Fixed Speed) Split Air Conditioners in India

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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 MITSUBISHI SRK10CRS-S6 3.65 0.77 2700 573 36971.0
2 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK10VA

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3.65 0.77 2700 573 32400.0
3 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GL10VF 3.61 0.80 2800 600 28899.0
4 BLUESTAR 5HW09SAFU

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3.54 0.79 2776 608 29998.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 GODREJ GSC 12 FG 8 MOG

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3.95 0.94 3325 651 34500.0
2 BLUESTAR 5HW12SBTU 3.70 0.97 3400 712 0.0
3 BLUESTAR 5HW12ZBRTU 3.70 0.97 3400 712 0.0
4 BLUESTAR 5HW12ZBWTU 3.70 0.97 3400 712 0.0
5 GODREJ GSC 12 FG 6 BNG

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3.70 0.96 3375 706 43500.0
6 GODREJ GSC 12 FG 6 ROG 3.70 0.96 3375 706 36899.0
7 DAIKIN ATF35

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3.65 0.95 3350 711 30899.0
8 DAIKIN DTF35

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3.65 0.95 3350 711 34590.0
9 DAIKIN FTF35

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3.65 0.95 3350 711 37000.0
10 LLOYD LS13A5OA-W 3.64 1.02 3600 766 0.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 GODREJ GSC 18 FG 8 MOG

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3.91 1.40 4920 974 43000.0
2 BLUESTAR 5HW18SBTU 3.70 1.46 5140 1076 0.0
3 BLUESTAR 5HW18ZBRTU 3.70 1.46 5140 1076 0.0
4 BLUESTAR 5HW18ZBWTU 3.70 1.46 5140 1076 0.0
5 GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 BOG

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3.70 1.42 5000 1046 35910.0
6 GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 ROG 3.70 1.42 5000 1046 42599.0
7 HITACHI RAU518AVD

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3.70 1.56 5500 1150 40935.0
8 HITACHI RAU518HWDD

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3.70 1.56 5500 1150 40690.0
9 HITACHI RAU518IVD

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3.70 1.56 5500 1150 45400.0
10 HITACHI RAU518MWD

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3.70 1.56 5500 1150 40990.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 HITACHI RAU524AVD

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3.61 2.00 7030 1510 52900.0
2 HITACHI RAU524IVD

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3.61 2.00 7030 1510 60000.0
3 HITACHI RAU524MWD 3.61 2.00 7030 1510 49299.0
4 BLUESTAR 5HW26AAX 3.58 1.97 6917 1494 0.0
5 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GL24VF 3.58 1.89 6650 1440 56599.0
6 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK24VA

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3.57 1.88 6600 1432 57880.0
7 ONIDA SA245GZE 3.57 1.90 6700 1451 46900.0
8 BLUESTAR 5HW26AATU 3.56 1.95 6880 1494 0.0
9 TOSHIBA RAS-25S3KPS-IN + RAS-25S3APS-IN 3.56 1.90 6700 1455 0.0
10 HAIER HSU-24CNMW5CNE 3.51 2.00 7050 1555 0.0


Best Ten Energy Efficient BEE 3 Star Rated Non Inverter (Fixed Speed) Split Air Conditioners in India

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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 LLOYD LS9AA3

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3.29 0.76 2664 627 18590.0
2 DAIKIN ATC25 3.25 0.71 2500 596 21599.0
3 DAIKIN DTC25

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3.25 0.71 2500 596 26500.0
4 DAIKIN FTC25

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3.25 0.71 2500 596 25000.0
5 ONIDA SA093TRD 3.24 0.72 2550 608 26790.0
6 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-HK10VA

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3.23 0.74 2600 623 27900.0
7 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-HL10VF 3.23 0.75 2650 635 24899.0
8 LLOYD LS9A3P

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3.20 0.73 2582 625 19690.0
9 BLUESTAR 3HW09VCFU

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3.16 0.72 2547 623 26990.0
10 HAIER HSU-09TFW3C 3.15 0.75 2650 650 0.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 HITACHI RAU312HWDD

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3.29 1.00 3517 828 27190.0
2 HITACHI RAU312KWD

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3.29 0.98 3457 813 29300.0
3 LLOYD LS13AA3

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3.29 1.04 3650 859 25850.0
4 MITSUBISHI SRK12CR-S6 3.29 0.99 3500 824 39250.0
5 LLOYD LS13A3ER 3.27 0.97 3400 805 18990.0
6 CARRIER Octra 3 Star

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3.25 0.95 3350 797 31990.0
7 CARRIER Octra 4i Inverter 3.25 0.99 3500 834 0.0
8 CARRIER Superia 3 Star

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3.25 0.95 3350 797 28299.0
9 CARRIER Superia 3 Star Red 3.25 0.95 3350 797 0.0
10 CARRIER Superia-X 3 Star 3.25 0.99 3500 834 0.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 HITACHI RAU318HWDD

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3.29 1.52 5362 1262 34490.0
2 HITACHI RAU318IWD

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3.29 1.52 5362 1262 38089.0
3 HITACHI RAU318KWD 3.29 1.52 5362 1262 33900.0
4 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-HL18VF 3.28 1.49 5250 1239 37899.0
5 TRANE TSY18MW3 3.28 1.50 5275 1246 0.0
6 CRUISE CRC 53 3.27 1.45 5100 1208 0.0
7 MITSUBISHI DXK50CS-S6 3.27 1.50 5280 1250 0.0
8 MITSUBISHI SRK18CS-S6 3.27 1.50 5280 1250 46973.0
9 RECONNECT RHSAG1505 3.27 1.45 5100 1208 27990.0
10 LLOYD LS19A3LP 3.26 1.44 5075 1206 23700.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 HITACHI RAU323HWDD 3.29 1.99 7020 1652 42399.0
2 HITACHI RAU324IVD

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3.29 1.99 7020 1652 50000.0
3 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-HL24VF 3.25 1.88 6600 1571 48599.0
4 HITACHI RAU323KWD

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3.20 1.92 6750 1633 45000.0
5 BLUESTAR 3HW26LATU 3.19 1.97 6930 1680 0.0
6 CRUISE CWCACB-CQ3C243 3.14 1.88 6600 1626 0.0
7 MITASHI MiSAC203v01

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3.14 1.88 6600 1626 33990.0
8 MITASHI MiSAC203v10 3.14 1.88 6600 1626 42990.0
9 VIDEOCON VSG63.WE

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3.11 1.89 6650 1653 35900.0
10 VIDEOCON VSH63.WE 3.11 1.88 6600 1641 36600.0


Best Ten Energy Efficient Window Air Conditioners in India

Energy efficiency standards for window air conditioners have not been improved since quite some time. The result is that window air conditioners are much less energy efficient or more electricity consuming as compared to split air conditioners. Even the BEE star ratings of window ACs is 1 level lower as compared to split ACs. So a BEE 5 star rated window AC is equal in electricity consumption to BEE 4 star rated split AC. On top of that most energy efficient options are available in 1.5 ton category rather than 1 ton or 2 ton. In fact there are hardly any 2 ton models in market. In general we recommend people to go for Split AC unless they have a constraint. Still below are the most energy efficient models:

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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 WHIRLPOOL MAGICOOL COPR 5S (1.2 T)

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3.45 1.09 3820 857 22790.0
2 HITACHI RAW511KUD

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3.40 0.99 3500 797 24499.0
3 WHIRLPOOL MAGICOOL COPR 5S (1 T)

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3.36 0.98 3450 795 25600.0
4 BLUESTAR 5W12GA

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3.35 1.08 3800 879 24499.0
5 VOLTAS 125 DY

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3.31 0.94 3300 771 24176.0
6 KORYO KWR12AF4S 3.17 0.94 3300 805 19990.0
7 CARRIER ESTRELLA 3 STAR 3.00 0.97 3400 877 0.0
8 MIDEA MACW12MA3S1 3.00 0.97 3400 877 0.0
9 PANASONIC CW-YC1216YA 2.98 0.93 3280 852 0.0
10 VESTAR VAWYA123HT 2.97 0.94 3300 859 0.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 HITACHI RAV518HUD

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3.50 1.52 5350 1184 32189.0
2 HITACHI RAT518HUD

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3.40 1.52 5350 1219 35250.0
3 HITACHI RAW518KUDZ1

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3.35 1.50 5275 1219 29198.0
4 WHIRLPOOL MAGICOOL COPR 5S (1.5 T)

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3.35 1.42 5000 1156 28490.0
5 PANASONIC CW-KC1816YA

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3.33 1.44 5054 1177 39000.0
6 VOLTAS 185 ZYA

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3.33 1.42 5000 1163 28939.0
7 LLOYD LW19A5X 3.32 1.41 4950 1153 29499.0
8 BLUESTAR 5W18GA

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3.31 1.41 4975 1165 31500.0
9 BLUESTAR 5W18LC 3.31 1.44 5060 1184 0.0
10 HAIER HW-18CH5CNA

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3.31 1.43 5040 1178 25442.0


Best Ten Energy Efficient Hot and Cold Air Conditioners in India

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RankBrandModelTonnageEER Ratio (Cooling)EER Ratio (Heating)star_ratingPriceid
1 Daikin FTXR28KVMA 0.75 4.86 5.03 0 104,900.00
2 Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-EF25VEW 0.75 4.59 4.57 0 78,900.00
3 Daikin FTXG25JV1BA 0.75 4.46 4.36 0 86,900.00
4 Haier HSU-12HD(DCINV) 1.00 4.22 10.00 5 0.00
5 Daikin FTXS25EVMA 0.75 4.17 4.10 0 39,988.00
6 Daikin FTXG35JV1BA 1.00 3.93 4.04 0 104,900.00
7 Blue Star 3HNHW09CBFU 0.75 3.87 3.22 3 0.00
8 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK40HG-1 1.00 3.55 3.39 0 0.00
9 Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-EF35VEW 1.00 3.50 4.00 0 0.00
9 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK35ZMX- S 1.00 3.50 4.30 0 0.00
10 Daikin FTXS35EVMA 1.00 3.43 3.70 0 47,488.00


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RankBrandModelTonnageEER Ratio (Cooling)EER Ratio (Heating)star_ratingPriceid
1 Daikin FTXR42KVMA 1.20 3.93 4.34 0 126,900.00
2 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK50ZMX-S 1.50 3.85 4.41 0 0.00
3 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK52HE-2 1.50 3.53 3.76 0 0.00
4 Toshiba RAS-18N3KV2-E 1.50 3.52 3.71 0 0.00
5 Toshiba RAS-B13N3KV2-E 1.10 3.50 3.89 0 0.00
6 Daikin FTXR50KVMA 1.50 3.32 3.97 0 145,000.00
7 Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-EF42VEW 1.25 3.28 3.70 0 92,980.00
8 Daikin FTXS50FVMA 1.50 3.23 3.63 0 60,000.00
8 Toshiba RAS-B16N3KV2-E 1.30 3.23 3.61 0 0.00
9 Daikin FTXG50JV1BA 1.40 3.21 3.63 0 119,900.00
9 Daikin FTYN50JXV1 1.50 3.21 3.54 0 46,599.00
9 Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-EF50VEW 1.50 3.21 3.71 0 113,900.00
10 Voltas 18HY 1.50 3.10 3.10 0 41,590.00


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RankBrandModelTonnageEER Ratio (Cooling)EER Ratio (Heating)star_ratingPriceid
1 Lloyd LS24VIHC 2.00 3.33 3.35 0 47,599.00
2 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK71HE-2 2.00 3.31 3.83 0 0.00
3 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK60ZMX-S 1.80 3.26 4.07 0 70,790.00
4 Blue Star HNHW24CBFU 2.00 3.25 3.63 3 0.00
5 Panasonic CS-YE24PKY 2.00 3.24 3.54 0 71,990.00
6 General ASGG24LFCD 2.00 3.23 3.61 0 74,500.00
7 Voltas 24HY 2.00 3.22 3.22 0 50,790.00
8 Daikin FTYN60JXV1 1.80 3.21 3.42 0 57,899.00
8 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK71ZM-S 2.00 3.21 3.62 0 0.00
9 Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-HJ71VA 2.00 3.05 3.32 0 0.00
10 Daikin FTXS60FVMA 1.80 3.03 3.43 0 68,700.00


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Here is a calculator for Sizing Air Conditioners in India

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

    Blue Star 3CNHW18NAFU (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2npMVl7 ) is a great AC. You can certainly go for it.

  • Nayeem

    Hi Abhishek,

    I have choosen 1.5 ton Invertor AC for my Hall but have some confusion in selecting the brand between Daikin and O General.

    Daikin Model : FTKM50RRV16

    O General Model: ASGA18JCC

    I need in terms of good cooling, Electricity savings & Long life with no issues in product.

    Kindly let me know which will be best in both model.

    Thanks
    Nayeem.

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

      Daikin has registered its model with BEE and I can confidently say (with data) that it is a great model. But I cannot say the same for the O General model as it is not registered with BEE (does not have star rating) and so I do not have any data to make a suggestion for it. So I would say go for the Daikin model.

  • Saurabh verma

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am planning to buy 1 ton inverter ac. Have few doubts, please guide:
    1. Is it worth going for hitachi rau512cwea than blue star 5cnhw12pafu, considering annual saving of Rs 700(based on my annual usage) but spending Rs 15000 extra.
    2. Your list ranks hitachi rau512cwea and rau512awea pretty high but hitachi rau512iwea has exactly same specifications as that of rau512cwea but couldn’t find a place, any problem with this model and what’s ​the difference between the two.
    3. Also, i came across two ac technicians yesterday and both gave negative feedback on inverter ac longevity regarding its PC Board- that it needs repairs/replacement very frequently and is not covered under warranty, neither it can be repalce/repair by local technical support and costs around 8000. What’s your take on this.

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

      Here is my response:

      1) blue star 5cnhw12pafu would be a better choice if you are considering value for money.

      2) RAU512IWEA does not appear in BEE database over here: https://beestarlabel.com/Home/Searchcompare …. our primary data source is BEE database and we do not show any model that is not registered with BEE.

      3) PCB failures do happen and replacement is expensive. Failures happen due to 2 reasons a) Corrosion b) Voltage Surges. Brands have come up with protection for PCBs. Many brands have higher operating voltage range for Inverter ACs these days (LG and Samsung have ACs that can work between 90V and 490 V and have surge protection). Brands are also providing corrosion protection for PCBs. But if the PCBs fail, the repair is certainly expensive.

  • Zeeshan

    Hi,
    I am looking for a 1 ton Inverter AC, with the best energy efficiency. Please suggest some models with good EER. I read Daikin jtkm35 has the best efficiency but couldnt find it online. Do you know what range is it? Also my ussage will be 8-10 hours daily 8-9 months per year, is it advisable for me to go for inverter. How much (%) will i save in electricity if i buy an inverter 3/5 star instead if 3star AC?

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

      Hi Zeeshan,

      Here are the 4 top most efficient 1 ton inverter ACs in the market:

      Daikin JTKM35

      Hitachi RAU512CWEA (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2ncZj6U , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/hL8aFTuuuN )

      Godrej GSC 12 GIG 5 DGOG (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/RYLcK!NNNN )

      Hitachi RAU512AWEA

      Samsung AR12MV5HETR

      There are only 2 of these models that you can find online. There are more 5 star ACs that you can find online:

      Blue Star 5CNHW12PAFU (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nbzB21 )
      Godrej GSC 12 GIA 5 AWOG (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2o0xphY )
      Mitsubishi MSY-GE13VA (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nbGGzj )

      Now to check electricity consumption (in Rs) for various star rated ACs, I would suggest that you use the calculator on this page. It has electricity tariffs and climate data built in to get the right size of AC and it also suggests approx electricity costs of various star rated ACs.

      For your usage Inverter AC would be better. 3* or 5* you can decide based on the calculator data.

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

    FTKP50 is a BEE 4 star rated series. FTKH is BEE 3 star rated one. FTKP would be better.

    You can go for a Hitachi BEE 3 star rated models or Blue Star BEE 3 star rated models for better energy efficiency.

  • Rakesh

    does hitachi Kashikoi 5400i need stabilizer ?

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

      Inverter ACs do not get damaged at low voltage unlike non inverter ACs. The only thing that can happen is that it’s output may go down. So if you want proper output then you may put a stabilizer.

  • Manjeet Kandari

    Hi abhishek,
    I went to CSD but JS-Q18NPXA stock was not there so i bought JS-Q18BTXD. Is that better than NPXA.
    Because one of my friend also want to buy same AC as me but i want him to buy better AC so could you plz suggest which is better AC JS-Q18NPXA or JS-Q18BTXD.

    • Manjeet Kandari

      Hi Abhishek,

      BTXD have mosquito away option also. But as per electricity consumption is there big difference or very minor differences which not effect as per saving?

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

      Difference would be about 50 units a year for 1600 hrs of usage..

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

      JS-Q18NPXA is a better and more energy efficient series from LG. Features wise they look similar but efficiency is better in JS-Q18NPXA.

    • [email protected]

      Ok, but btxd have mosquito away option. Just want to ask u,is there much electricity consumption between both model or very minor.

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

      Difference would be about 50 units a year for 1600 hrs of usage.

  • Tanupriya

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am from gurgaon, and i am planning on buying a 1.5 ton split ac.
    But i am confused between inverter and non-inverter 5 star ac, as my daily usage would be 10 hrs at night and 4-5 hrs in day during the summer season.
    Also please suggest me best brand or model under 45k.

  • Jithin

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am planning to buy a 1 ton inverter 3 star AC.

    The ac usage would be moderate with a max usage of 6 hours for 6-7 months.

    Which one would be a better choice for me, Inverter AC or Non Inverter AC? (Currently am preffering an inverter AC)

    Could you please suggest me some few options which i can look into?

    Also need your opinion for the brands LG and Llyod as i found these 2 brands available with the local dealer.

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

      Hi Jithin,

      It is always better to use inverter technology AC. So I would say that you should go by your preference.

      Lloyd does not have too many inverter ACs. Here are some LG inverter ACs that you can look at:

      LG JS-Q12PWXA
      LG JS-Q12AUXA

  • Gagan Bhatnagar

    Hello Abhishek,

    I am planning to buy a 1.5 ton a.c for my drawing room in Delhi (Noida). The daily usage will be of 5 hours for 4 months.
    I would like to go for Diakin or Hitachi and my budget is 45000 + stabilizer + installation) = Rs. 50000.
    – Should I go for Non-inverter or inverter ac.
    – Should I go for Copper Condensor.
    – Which model should I buy ?

    Thanks,
    Gagan

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

      Hi Gagan,

      Here is my response:

      1) Your usage is not high, so a non inverter AC is fine for you, but still there are lot of other benefits of inverter ACs like it maintains a steady temperature, which makes environment quite comfortable. It can also work on power inverter/solar inverter quite easily and inverter AC reduces the size of power inverter/solar inverter.

      2) Copper condenser is required when the environment is highly corrosive. If it is not, then it is not mandatory.

      3) Here are the models you can look at:

      If you are looking at inverter ACs then Daikin FTKP50 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nZlwJU , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/wk05S!NNNN ) would be the best choice. Else you can look at these:

      Hitachi RAU518AVD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nWYWRp , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/w9qWe!NNNN )

      Hitachi RAU518HWDD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2omSDDg , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/BxJxtTuuuN )

      Hitachi RAU518MWD (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/BxP9iTuuuN )

      Daikin DTF50 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nrloRK , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/BEuHkTuuuN )

  • shrirang joshi

    Hi Abhishek. Please suggest me better AC for 10′ X 9′ room in nagpur (Where Temp goes to 45-47 Degree in Summer) i put all inputs in your above formula, According to Which 1 Ton Ac is perfect, I also compared all those Annual Consumptions of units with every Category (3 star, 4star/invertor ,5 star/invertor) in which 3star AC is affordable for me as my usage & tarrif (Rs 7/Unit) are not so high. Please suggest me Best 1 TON AC, my Budget is 25000-30000, suggest me better brands and what will be their lives??

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

      Hello Mr Joshi,

      Difficult to get BEE 3 star rated inverter AC in your budget, but then you can get BEE 5 star rated non inverter ACs in your budget. You can look at these:

      LG LSA3AF5D
      Voltas 125 CYE (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oj41Ae , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/uZcwL!NNNN )
      Whirlpool 3D COOL XTREME HD 5S (1 T)
      Whirlpool MAGICOOL DLX 5S (1 T) (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2njM9pC , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/Nqe5pTuuuN )

      Any of these would be good for you. Typical life of an AC should be about 10 years.

    • shrirang joshi

      Sir, BEE 3 star AC is only better option or 5 star Non Ac as u said can be a better option?? What about Blue Star & Daikin Brands are they reliable?? should i go for these brands in my budget (25000-30000)??

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

      You can get 5 star non inverter AC in your budget, and I gave you the list of good ones. Blue Star and Daikin are premium brands, but I doubt any of their 5 star rated models will fit in your budget. Instead of going for their 3 star non inverter models, it would be better to go for LG, Whirlpool or Voltas BEE 5 star rated models.

    • shrirang joshi

      Sir, Should i go for Inverter AC only or Non Inverter AC is also a Option?? What about Blueatar & Daikin Brands are they reliable?

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

      Blue Star and Daikin are premium brands. So they are certainly reliable. But as I mentioned in my previous message, you will not get a good inverter AC in your budget.

    • shrirang joshi

      Sir Thanks for ur advice :) i am getting Blue Star 5 Star (Copper) in 30200/- on other hand LG 3 Star Inverter AC (Alloy Condenser) in 32500/- which is better option??

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

      If your environment is not corrosive then go for 1 ton LG 3 star rated inverter AC. It will save you more electricity as compared to non inverter AC.

      If your environment is not corrosive, you should look at energy efficiency and not worry too much about alloy and copper.

    • shrirang joshi

      Sir, Thanks for ur advice :) one last question..i am getting 5 Star Blue Star 1 Ton Ac (Copper) in 30200/- & on other Side 1 Ton LG 3 Star Invertor Ac (Alloy) in 32500/-, What will be the better option?? If i go for LG Then is it Energy saving Machine and it’s condenser is made up of alloy so is it better than Copper Condenser??

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

      If your environment is not corrosive then go for 1 ton LG 3 star rated inverter AC. It will save you more electricity as compared to non inverter AC.

      If your environment is not corrosive, you should look at energy efficiency and not worry too much about alloy and copper.

  • jana

    Hi Abhishek, Hope you are doing well! want to say that you are doing great job here and appreciate it! this is Jana here from chennai, Have gone through site pages, really useful & educative too…..after quite research hav picked top models from prime brands(daikin, bluestar, carrier, hitachi, OG, Mit. Electric)……sad part is when i go to shop/showroom(reliance digi, chroma..etc) and enquire, none of the 1.5T+5star+inverter models r available!! they have only 3 star inv. models that too not from above prime brands……gud to see few local traders do hav bluestar P series 1.5T+5star+inverter midel(PAFU*) & few 3 star inverter models of other prime, but would like to buy from well established showrooms as to get services easily and reliable place to escalate.

    Few clarifications:

    1) Is that ok to buy online from manufacturers site? worth to go?

    blustar / daikin sites are having options to purchase direclty….

    2) R32 is better than 410A? as daikin promate 32gas? cost/maintenance/efficiency viz which to prefer?

    …read tat R32 is the latest / single gas with mild flammable with higher effiency , price will be cheapter to refill as compare to 410A? right?

    3) Filters – why bluestar does not inclue 2.5PM filter rater they have 7 layers of filters? they really don hav PM2.5 filter? how good are they with filter part?

    Saw LG mentioned PM3.0 filter , is that better than 2.5? i feel not, lesser in size it can capture more tiny particles?

    4) Daikin JTKM model , could not find in daikin store itself, they list only FTKM as only one 5start 1.5 inverter type!! not sure where to find JTKM(their top model)

    hopefully need to call their customer care and find solution? :)

    5) howz hitachi customer service as compare with other primer brands? heard hitachi providing poor service as like OG(read in wiki that OG tied up & outsourced to external vendors for service, few local vendors too confirmed, not sure how true it is)

    I know Its hard to corner some prime brand but while reading pages like WIKI , its sound odd!! :)

    today when i visit some showroom, that person was pushing and promoting for panasonic brand….any suggestion for this brand?

    sorry for covering various things in single post…awaiting for your responses…

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

      Here is my response:

      1) You may certainly buy online from Manufacturer’s site. It should not be a problem.

      2) Both R32 and R410A are HFCs. Energy efficiency wise R32 is slightly better, but then both are HFCs. R32 is available mostly in Daikin and a few Blue Stars. But it should not be expensive to buy.

      3) I am not sure why blue star does not have PM 2.5 filter. It’s their call. PM 2.5 is smaller than PM 3.0. PM 2.5 is Fine particulate matter that is air polutant.

      4) They have listed JTKM on their website and it is also registered as a model with BEE. I am not sure why it has not reached the market. FTKM although a great series in itself is slightly inferior to JTKM series.

      5) I cannot comment on customer service. It varies from location to location. Some people have good experience with a brand some do not. I have seen people specifically ask for hitachi. I personally use Hitachi and am happy with it. But the service varies depending on a brand’s presence in a city/locatlity.

      Panasonic is also a good brand. I do not have any thing to say against it :).

    • Jana

      @abhijain203:disqus hope you will respond for this, thanks in advance :)

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

      I keep replying to comments in a sequence (as they come in). I think I just replied to your comment.

  • Kevin

    I want to buy invertor ac 1.5 ton. My budget is 45 k to 50 k. Pls tell me best 3 choice

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

      Blue Star 5CNHW18QATU would be the best for you. You may also look at LG BSA18MAYD or Daikin FTKP50.

  • Tejas Shah

    Please review the SAMSUNG 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC Magnolia (AR18MV3HETS) for
    Ahmeadabad location, temp goes high as 45+ most of the summer.
    Room size: 13×11.5 ft. Direct sunlight only on 1 wall, in morning time.
    Voltage fluctuation present.

    http://www.samsung.com/in/air-conditioners/split-ac-ar18mv3hetsnna/

    I’m getting it for 38k(with little more scope of bargaining) from local dealer. Noice level for indoor unit matters for me, and second comes the energy efficiency. Dealer is saying it will be 40% more efficient than normal 3 star AC i bought from him 2 yrs ago for another room.

    Thanks

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

      As per Samsung website AR18MV3HETS is BEE 3 star rated, but the same model is not listed on BEE website: https://beestarlabel.com/Home/Searchcompare …. so I do not have it’s ISEER data or energy consumption data. A similar model as listed with BEE would consume 1060 units in 1600 hrs of usage, with ISEER of 3.65.

      As compared to a non inverter BEE 3 star rated model, it would certainly be 40-50% more energy efficient. A BEE 3 star inverter AC if rated at same levels as non inverter AC would be BEE 6 or 7 star.

      Samsung models in general are good with solid voltage as well as corrosion protection. However, their condenser is aluminium and that should be a concern only if your area is highly corrosive. Otherwise Samsung models are great.

    • Tejas Shah

      Thanks a lot Abhishek. As we live in dry weather, corrosion should not be an issue, we just need most efficient AC, as the temp touches 49 sometimes, and even the nights are bit warm, so it is going to be on for 22k+ hours approx. Dealer is saying Daikin’s and Hitachi’s are the best if you want to spend more. Are they really better brand ? And is it worth to look beyond this budget, if we want a more silent and efficient AC ? especially when any other convenience features does not matter for us.

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

      Hi Tejas,

      Daikin and Hitachi are premium brands. They are like Honda and Toyota of ACs. For a usage of 2200 hrs, you should certainly look beyond this budget as the electricity consumption will be on higher side. You may have to stretch your budget to about 45-46K.

      Here are some models you can look at:

      Blue Star 5CNHW18QATU or 5CNHW18QATX (both these are BEE 5 star rated models from Blue Star and I think they may fit in about 46K. And Blue Star is also a premium brand).

      Daikin FTKP50 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nHkW2v , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/ttsp!!NNNN ) … a BEE 4 star rated AC from Daikin

      LG BSA18MAYD (another BEE 4 star rated model)

      I think these would be good. In Hitachi you may check for RSB418AAEA or RSD418EAEA …. I do not have prices for these models.

  • Asheesh Saxena

    Hello Sir,

    I need your opinion regarding Hitachi 3300i and Blue Star 5CNHW18PAFU model.

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

      Hitachi 3300i is a BEE 3 star rated AC whereas Blue Star 5CNHW18PAFU is a BEE 5 star rated model. So if you ask my opinion, then Blue Star 5CNHW18PAFU is certainly much better.

    • Jana

      AFAIK…..Hitachi 5300i model is top one which is 5 star + feature rich, why do you pick 3300i which is 3 star and less in feature as compare to 5300i? bluestar 18PAFU is their top model – 5 star inv. 1.5ton….so obviously 5CNHW18PAFU tops.

    • yash

      But there is a difference of nearly 8000-9000 between these 2 ACS so if one uses the AC for 8-9 years as per the calculation, only then this difference can be recovered.

    • Jana

      Here is my view: true that must be due to the ISEER/BEE star ratings & feature hold by these 2 hitachi models…if you prefer to go for hitiachi & considering cost, then this 3 Star model(ISEER – 3.99* is good) is fine to go. Still its cost around 53k+ as per their site….. Bluestar – 5CNHW18PAFU, 5 Star(ISEER- 4.56*) , this you can get it around 50K-52K+….am not sure both brands covers 2.5MP filter, as could not see any details of it in their description & dunno whether 2.5PM is the best filter in the market to have benefits Cc:@abhijain203:disqus Abhishek Jain …kindly shed some light on filter part – is 2.5PM coverage is great to have as used to see on other premium models(daikin, panasonic, carrier)?

    • Jana

      Here is my view: true that must be due to the ISEER/BEE star ratings & feature hold by these 2 hitachi models…if you prefer to go for hitiachi & considering cost, then this 3 Star model(ISEER – 3.99* is good) is fine to go. Still its cost around 53k+ as per their site….. Bluestar – 5CNHW18PAFU, 5 Star(ISEER- 4.56*) , this you can get it around 50K-52K+….am not sure both brands covers 2.5MP filter, as could not see any details of it in their description & dunno whether 2.5PM is the best filter in the market to have benefits Cc:@abhijain203:disqus …kindly shed some light on filter part – is 2.5PM coverage is great to have as used to see on other premium models(daikin, panasonic, carrier)?

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

      PM 2.5 is for the smallest level of particulate matter in the air. Any model with pollution protection will have a filter with PM 2.5

  • Pritam MukherJee

    Hi Abhishek,

    I need your advice on buying a 1.5 TON AC in Kolkata. My daily usage will be around 4 hours in day, 6 hours at night and for 5 months/year. Based on my usage , what should be the best AC type (3 start/5 start / inverter 3-5 star). Also can you please suggest some model names.My budget is around 40k+ but can extend upto 50k if it really lowers the electricity bill.

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

      Hi Pritam,

      A BEE 3 star rated inverter AC should be good enough for your needs. You can look at these models:

      LG JS-Q18NPXA (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2n4h3Bm )
      Godrej GSC 18 MINV 3 RWPM (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/0d7lz!NNNN )
      Blue Star 3CNHW18TAFU
      Voltas 183V EY (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/VCkw0TuuuN )
      Voltas 183V IY (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2n46s9p )

      Hitachi also has 3 models which are efficient than these models: RSB318IAEA, RSD318EAEA, RSH318EAEA but we current do not have idea on their prices.

  • DrRajeev Pandor

    Hi… What is difference between daikin FTKP 50 and daikin DTKP50? Which is good and price???

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

      DTKP has more filters and is smart phone operable. Electricity consumption and cooling capacity is the same.

    • DrRajeev Pandor

      I installed DTKP50. I think wifi adapter should be installed separately… There is no option in remote and ac to connect ac with android. Thank you for suggestion.

      I bought daikin DTKP50 model inverter ac 4 star same as FTKP50 (specifications are same). Coling is good and not check electic consumption. Good sleep mode is good. But i choose inverter after reading this all comments. Shopkeeper told me that 3star is enough for my home and did not go for inverter. Why he told me this? but after reading this i took inverter ac… Cost is much for inverter ac but if it reduce my electric bill then it will be my best choice.

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

      Great. Thanks a lot for the feedback. Do let us know when you start getting electricity bills.

  • Rakesh

    Hi Abhishek –

    Need you advice to buy two ACs in Mumbai(malad west) . Am looking for 1 window AC of I ton (rented apartment…cant do much ..already have slot for window ac) and another 1.5 ton split ac for another room. Budget is around 25k for window one and 30-45 K for split ac. Will certainly go with copper Condenser(reason well know). i found better review of Hitachi RAW511KUD Kaze Plus Window AC . Should i go for it or is there another alternative ? Pls advice on the split ac as i’m just unable to decide on that one .

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

      Hi Rakesh,

      Whirlpool MAGICOOL COPR 5S (1.2 T) (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/R0huf!NNNN )
      or Hitachi RAW511KUD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2mB52XK , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/hVwzyTuuuN )

      would be better choice for 1 ton AC. The whirlpool model is listed as 1.2 ton but it has a cooling capacity of 1.09 ton.

      For the split you should go for Blue Star 3 star rated inverter AC model. 3CNHW18TAFU or 5CNHW18QATX would be great.

  • Prakarsh

    Hi Abhishek,
    I wish to buy a 1.5 Ton 3-5 Star AC for my 10×12 room whose ceiling gets direct sunlight. I have a Window in the room and I am confused between Split and Window as they are available at almost same prices.
    I have shortlisted these models so far which are within my budget is 25K:
    Split
    Hyundai 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC White (HS4G53.GCO-CM, Copper Condenser)
    Sansui 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC White (A/C SSZ53, Aluminium Condenser)
    Voltas 1.2 Ton 5 Star Split AC White (155CY)

    Window
    Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star Window AC White (183CYA)

    Please let me know which would be the best bet and do these ACs feature anti-corrosion coating for longer life? Also let me know if you can recommend me a similar AC which would be a better deal within 25K?

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

      Hi Prakash,

      I think BEE 3 star rated split ACs from Voltas are the best choice in your budget. BEE 3 star window AC is equivalent to BEE 2 star split AC, so I would not recommend that. I think Voltas 1.2 ton 5 star split AC would be a great choice for your room.

  • Manish

    Locaton- gwalior
    Space- 140 sqf ground floor with floor on top
    Persons- 4-5
    Requirements- durable,low maintenance,energy efficient latest features
    usage- 1400-1600 hrs/year
    Lg jsq18npxa
    Lg bsa18mayd
    Hitachi rsb318iaea
    Hitachi rsb314iaea
    Hitachi rsb518iaea
    Godrej gsc18gig5dgog
    Bluestar 5cnhw18pafu

    Please suggest one perfect model out of these OR ANOTHER ONE according to you
    Thanks in advance

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

      By the way your usage is not very high. So Hitachi rsb318iaea which is a BEE 3 star rated AC would also be a good choice.

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

      Hi Manish,

      If it fits in your budget, then Bluestar 5cnhw18pafu would be a great choice.

    • yash

      Manish ji,

      I think 1.5 ton inverter will be best suitable for you as per your requirement. Check out Hitachi 1.5 ton models as per your budget. Hitachi makes one of the best chilling models with low power consumption.

      LG and godrej are using less copper than Hitachi, blue star, Mitsubishi and Daikin ac. Blue star is also good but has less cooling than Hitachi but are cheaper. So buy as per your budget.

  • Ramesh

    Hi Abhishek,
    Please share your thoughts about Toshiba Inverter 1.5 AC,and the DIFF B/W Toshiba and Mitshubishi 1.5 Inverter

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

      Hello Mr Ramesh,

      Mitsubishi has 2 brands: Mitsubishi Electric and Mitsubishi Heavy. Among the two Mitsubishi Heavy is a more heavy duty and robust brand. Mitsubishi Electric is also really good. Both ME and Toshiba are Japanese brands with good brands, but Mitsubishi Electric is more popular in general. As far as efficiency is concerned, there is 1 model from ME and 1 from Toshiba that are there on BEE’s list. Toshiba RAS-18N3KCV-IN + RAS-18N3ACV-IN is slightly better on energy efficiency, but slightly lower on cooling capacity. ME MSY-GK18VA is slightly lower on energy efficiency but better on cooling capacity. Both are good, but from cooling perspective I would rate ME MSY-GK18VA higher.

  • yash

    Sir,
    My budget is 50,000 and I have to buy a inverter 2.0 ton AC. Which AC out of Hitachi, Bluestar and Daikin would fit in my budget. Please suggest model no. from all the companies. As I need anti corrosion feature, I doubt regarding the anti corrosion feature if the same is present in other models of Daikin other than FTKP-E series (as per the brochure of Daikin of 2016 picture attached) and in all ACs of Hitachi.

    2ndly, Daikin has not launched its 2017 models till now and even bijlibacho website has not updated the 2.0 ton list till now. Hence, I am still waiting. Your choice / reviews contributes a major part of the decision taken by the members here, thanks for your valuable comments as always.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/778a4618960ff4bd2398d3dc69c360b558345c112f920142c48f2a54ce116c09.png

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

      Hi Yash,

      Every month we do a data collection activity where 1st we get data from BEE, 2nd we match the data from the models that are there on manufacturers’ websites, then finally we get prices of models from ecommerce sites. We did this activity on 15th of March. So the data is certainly updated. Many models do not appear on our list because 1) Either they are not on BEE’s list 2) Or they are not there on Manufacturers’ websites. Sometime the problem also happens because the manufacturers register wrong model number with BEE or register one model number and sell different models with the same parent model number. All these scenarios are quite difficult to handle because there is lot of mis-coordination between manufacturers and BEE.

      As per our data, we could only find 4 models in 2 ton inverter that are rated by BEE and also available on manufacturers’ website:

      Mitsubishi MSY-GK24VA is most efficient but will be pricier.

      But you can check these:

      Hitachi RMC424EAEA
      Hitachi RMB324IAEA
      Blue Star 3CNHW24TAFU

    • yash

      Sir what is the difference between rmb324iaea and rmb324eaea, can companies launch ACs in markets without BEE verification or can companies change some features of a verified AC from bee just like they have got the approval of IAEA and also launched eaea model in market as when I checked the bee sticker on the AC, it shows that the same is approved be bee with same specifications as of IAEA model?

      Currently eaea model is available in the market for rs.49000

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

      For non inverter ACs it is mandatory for the manufacturer to have a BEE verification and star rating. For inverter ACs, it is still optional till Jan 2018, and after that it will become mandatory for Inverter ACs as well.

      Now BEE being a government organization tries its best to make sure that every manufacturer gets their models certified, but we at Bijli Bachao have observed that several model slip through the cracks and start selling in market without BEE star ratings. We have raised this with BEE and are waiting for their response on the same. Ideally that should not happen.

      By the way I could not find RMB324EAEA model online (even on Hitachi website).

    • yash

      sorry sir, it was RMC324EAEA instead of RMB324EAEA. Pls tell which one is better Blue Star 3CNHW24TAFU (Rs.54500) or RMC324EAEA (Rs.51500 rates changed), RMB524IAEA (Rs.58000 – 2016 model) and RMB424AAEA (Rs.55000/- 2016) considering their prices and VFM or if possible, pls rank them from 1 to 4 as per your choice as VFM.

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

      You have 1 model which is BEE 5 star rated (RMB524IAEA), one is BEE 4 star rated (RMB424AAEA) and two are BEE 3 star rated (3CNHW24TAFU and RMC324EAEA) …. VFM depends on the electricity tariff and usage of ACs. Can’t rank them just like that.

    • yash

      Sir, I am living in Faridabad and power tariff is Rs.6.5 per unit. There is a price difference of nearly 7000 between RMB524IAEA and RMC324EAEA, so as per my thinking, it will take nearly 4-5 years to recover the cost difference. But the difference between 3* and 4* is minimum in electricity consumption but price wise it is nearly 4000 costly. And there is a nala near my house hence we have to change our AC every 6-7 years and the gas filling is after every alternate year. TAFU is costlier when compared to Hitachi 3* but I am not able to find what is the difference among these ACs other than electricity.

      So which one is better VFM for me.

      & thanks to you & your team to keep helping people like us time and again.

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

      Firstly I should say that I am not able to find both these models in BEE database. I can find a BEE 3 star rated 2 ton AC model from Hitachi (not the one you have mentioned but a different one), but I cannot find a BEE 5 star rated 2 ton AC model.

      But from whatever data available (ISEER value from Hitachi and representative electricity consumption data from BEE), I can make out that annual electricity consumption (for usage of 1600 hrs in a year) for BEE 3 star AC would be about 1358.54 units per year and that of BEE 5 star rated AC would be 1158.94 units per year.

      So yearly units saving = 1358.54 – 1158.94 = roughly 200 units.

      So at Rs 6.5 per unit you save in a year = 200 * 6.5 = Rs 1300.

      Assuming that the cost of electricity is constant for next few years you will recover Rs 7000 in 5 years.

      Blue Star TAFU has annual electricity consumption of 1274.67 so compared to HItachi 3* you will save 84 units annually. The difference will be in features. Blue Star ACs have iFeel technology where the temperature sensor is also there in the remote, so it adjusts cooling based on the temperature that the remote senses rather than temperature at the grill (IDU).

      In general I have seen that Indian brands mostly customize their ACs for Indian conditions, and if you go for a premium Indian brand, then it has features for Indian conditions. I think Blue Star would be a great choice.

  • REJI MATHEW TITUS

    Hi Abhishek
    Please suggest 1.5 Ton invertor ac from following based on electricity consumption and able to take extremely hot temperature .Hitachi Wazza 3200 i RSG317EAEA , Bluestar 3CNHW18TAFU(BI/BO) and DAIKIN FTKH50SRV.
    Regards

    Reji Mathew

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

      Hello Mr Mathew,

      Amongst the three, Blue Star 3CNHW18TAFU would be most energy efficient.

  • supriya

    Hi Abhishek,
    please suggest me the best inverter 1 ton ac based on performance for my home.

  • Praveen Sharma

    hi abishek good work pls advise me to choose best inverter ac .i am top floor 12-16 hour consumption i have lern from ur discqus form a lot 1.5 ton ac required

  • Dilip

    How is Godrej GSC 18 FGA5 WOG Split AC? or any other in same range ?

    • Dilip

      looking for 2 AC, 1 ton & 1.5 ton, City Mumbai, Budget: 32-35 k (1.5 ton) upto 30 k(1 ton)

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

      Here are some models you can look at:

      For 1 ton
      Lloyd LS13A5LK or LS13A5LX
      Onida SA125CHE or SA125PRL or SA125SGS
      LG LSA3AF5D
      Voltas 125 CYE or 125 PY

      For 1.5 ton
      Whirlpool 3D COOL XTREME HD 5S (1.5 T)
      LG LSA5PT5D
      Onida SA185GDR
      Lloyd LS19A5CX
      Voltas 185 PY

  • Kevin

    Pls tell me which is top 3 inverter Ac 1.5 Ton from Hitachi

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

      Hitachi RSA518CAEA
      Hitachi RSB518IAEA
      Hitachi RSB418AAEA or RSD418EAEA

      This is in decreasing order of ranking.

  • srivatsan

    hi,
    this seems to be one of the most helpful sites.
    i want to buy 8 split acs for my clinic (commercial electricity bills). all 1.5 tons. inuse them at an average 8 hours a day for 7-8 months in lucknow. kindly recommend an energy efficient split inverter ac…how is the latest daikin inverter ac with iseer 5.2
    regards
    srivatsan

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

      Hello Dr Srivatsan,

      Daikin is one of the premium brands and their latest JTKM50 model with ISEER of 5.2 is one of the most efficient models in the market. The other good ones include Hitachi RSA518CAEA or RSB518IAEA , Godrej GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nppn1y , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/qbdnm!NNNN ) and Blue Star 5CNHW18PAFU (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nTRbZD )

  • Shekar

    Hi Abhishek
    Hope you are doing great.
    Planning to take 1.5 ton ac .advice between voltas and llyod.
    Reg

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

      Hi Shekar,

      Usually we recommend models and not just brands because a model from one brand can be better than many models of other brands. If you can tell me your budget, specific brands that you are looking for, then I can make you some recommendations.

    • Shekar

      When I inquired in shops , thy advised me to go for 1.5 with 3 star since my usage is less .

    • Shekar

      Hi Abhishek
      Thanks for your reply.
      My budget is 30k +.
      Below are details whr I planned AC
      Room size : 10*12
      No direct sunlight, above 1 floor and above that water tank .
      Please advise

      Regards

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

      Hi Shekar,

      The size of AC will also depend on your city. If you are in Mumbai, a 1 ton AC would be better for your room than 1.5 ton AC. I would suggest that you use the calculator on this page to get the right size. If you put in your daily usage and number of months the AC will be used, the calculator will also tell you approx cost of electricity of various star rated ACs.

      If you want to go for 1.5 ton AC of BEE 3 star rating then you may look at these :

      Lloyd LS19A3GR (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2mwkYL2 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/PKcDGTuuuN )
      Lloyd LS19AA3 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/~nQLW!NNNN )
      Whirlpool MAGICOOL ROYAL 3S (1.5 T) (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/Pj8YUTuuuN )
      Whirlpool 3D COOL XTREME HD 3S (1.5 T) (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2mYyt26 , Flipkart link: http://fkrt.it/~n8QR!NNNN )

  • Smily Siva

    sir Difference between 3cnhw12tafu and
    3CNHW12CAFU and
    3CNHW12NAFU
    Which one is best

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

      Most of the features in the models are same, but 3cnhw12tafu is more energy efficient and would be the best model.

  • Jayantibhai Chaudhary

    Hi Abhisek ji,
    Thanks for yr qik reply.
    I calculated it’s 1 ton ac I give ex info for best. For North gujarat 7okm North from Ahmedabad. My usage only may to august 4 Month with per day 2hrs day time and 6hrs night. Budget 38k 42k and 1 Ton. I want lower power consumption for Electric bill also life long ac and low maintenance ac. Which model can select mitsubishi msgk 13 VA 5 star or any lg dual inverter ac those who suggest you. please give me one best for me from only above model. And also give 1or 2 another model not in above

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

      Hello Jayantibhai,

      If you want a long running durable AC which is energy efficient as well, then I think Blue Star 5CNHW12PAFU (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nIdpRO ) or LG BSA12PMZD would be good choice. If these turn out to be beyond your budget, then you may also look at

      Voltas 125V DYe or Blue Star 5CNHW12QATU or LG BSA12BEYD or Daikin FTKP35

      I have given the list in order of preference. Any of these would be great. Just go for a brand that has good presence in your area so that you get better service.

  • rambo

    Hi Abhishek, I live in chennai (less than 5 km from sea). which model of AC is best based on anti-corrosion condenser (blue fin), energy consumption, BEE rating, with copper coil, best customer care, , 1 ton and 1.5 ton capacity, my budget is @50K.

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

      You should not look at both 1 ton and 1.5 ton because that is not the right approach. If your room needs 1.4 ton cooling then 1 ton AC will not cool the room properly. And if your room need 1 ton cooling then 1.5 ton will significantly increase your electricity bill.

      Just like while buying a vehicle you need to know how many people are going to be accomodated. You have 4 people then you cannot use a 2 wheeler to travel. Or you can travel using a truck, but does it make sense to buy a truck for 4 people??

  • kusum gupta

    Sir , in 2 ton AC for night use in Chennai .. 230 sq ft. Which is good model to choose .
    The models you have mentioned is not available with dealer. .How is

    LG -JSNQ24 AUXA dual compressor inverter AC price 48,000/
    .HOW is this dual compressor AC when compared to other inverter AC
    HE IS saying it has copper coil

    Then one more model
    HITACHI KASIKOI 52001 ….RNB524AAEA …price 59,000/
    SIR ,PLEASE ADVICE

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

      The LG model you have given is a BEE 3 star rated model, where as the Hitachi model is a BEE 5 star rated model. As far as electricity saving is concerned, the Hitachi model you have listed would be far far more energy efficient. But then it is costly as well. For your use, the LG model would be good enough. Dual compressor is good. It is quite silent in general. Any LG model with “U” in the name is copper condenser.

    • kusum gupta

      Sir ,thank you very much for your reply .
      The room ìs South West facing More on the west side .The room is directly under the sun , no room above it.
      *Please suggest a good 2 ton Inverter AC*with copper condenser for my Chennai use.
      As it is going to be hot most of the time,.The AC should efficiently cool the room ,as it is going to be very hot summers.

    • kusum gupta

      Thankyou ,sir for your reply.
      The room is south west facing ,,more on the west side. The room is directly under the sun.As we are in Chennai ,i,t is hot most time of the year.
      Please suggest a good 2 ton inverter AC ,which will have efficient cooling ,as it is going to be very hot .most time of yhe year .I will be using for 8 hours daily.

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

      What is your budget for this 2 ton inverter AC? How many months will you use this AC? For 5-6 months usage Hitachi RMB324IAEA or Blue Star 3CNHW24TAFU would be good.

  • Kalirajan

    Hi Abhishek,
    I want to purchase a bluestar 1.5 ton 3 Star AC. Please suggest me a good model.
    What is the diff between 3HW18VCU1 and 3HW18FBTU.

    Thanks,
    Kalirajan

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

      What is your budget for this AC?

    • Kalirajan

      Hi Abhishek,

      My Budget is 32-35k. Please suggest me a 1.5 Ton 3 Star AC model in bluestar or any other brand.

      Thanks,
      Kalirajan

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

      I just replied to you with a list of BEE 5 star rated ACs that can fit in your budget. Any specific reason for preferring Blue Star only?

    • Kalirajan

      Thank you for the list Abhishek. I have checked with local dealer, there is not much difference in Price between Voltas, Carrier and Bluestar brands. So i thought of buying bluestar.
      Can you guide me which refrigerant i should go R32 or R22 and can you provide the list based on that.

    • Sandesh

      Hello Kaliranjan, sorry to come in between. But R22 refrigerant is going to be phased out by govt rules & R-32 is flammable refrigerant used in Daikin ac only. All others use R410A which is environment friendly & non-flammable.
      So, majority wins = R410A.

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

      I am sorry, we do not collect information on refrigerant, so I cannot provide you list based on refrigerant. But I think if you can get BEE 5 star rated Voltas AC in your budget, then it will be better to go for that.

    • Kalirajan

      Thank you Abhishek

  • Sandesh

    Hi Bijli Bachao team, you are doing a wonderful job!!!
    I wish to buy 1 Ton Inverter (3star) AC. Please advise if Daikin (FTKH35) or Bluestar (3CNHW12TAFU) is better value for money. The dealer is offering both model at same price.

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

      Hi Sandesh,

      Blue Star 3CNHW12TAFU would be a better value for money product.

    • Sandesh

      Thanks Abhishek, may i know why you think so that bluestar is better than daikin. I agree bluestar’s power consumption is less in this case, but still are there any more features that makes bluestar winner?

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

      Hi Sandesh,

      From a brand perspective, both are great brands. Blue Star is a premium Indian brand whereas Daikin is a premium Japanese brand. In this specific case the blue star model has ISEER of 3.99 whereas Daikin FTKH has ISEER of 3.65. Now ISEER of inverter AC is similar to EER of non inverter AC. So you may get a lot of BEE 5 star rated AC with EER of 3.65. Although there are lot many other benefits of going for inverter AC, but then if electricity consumption is concerned, the blue star model you selected was offering more advantage over normal BEE 5 star rated AC as compared to the Daikin model.

      As far as features are concerned, both have copper condenser which will be durable. Blue Star specifically mentions about corrosion protection for heat exchangers on its website where are things are a bit fuzzy on Daikin website. Blue Star also mentions of metal enclosure of PCB which can protect it from overheating as well as corrosion. Blue Star also has good filters and it’s iFeel technology has temperature sensor on the remote as compared to having it on the indoor unit. So it is not that Blue Star is not feature rich. And that is the reason I felt that Blue Star model is a better value for money.

    • Sandesh

      Thanks Abhishek

  • Jayantibhai Chaudhary

    Hi Abhisek
    I continue my question the use for 6 hours for 4 months 2hour day 4 hour night not directly sunlight ground floor
    Request for ur answer

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

      Would request you to use the calculator to see buying and electricity costs of various star rated ACs.

  • Jayantibhai Chaudhary

    Hi Abhisek,
    10*12*9.5 room for may to august 4 Mont use which best mitsubishi msgk 13 VA 5 star or lg jsq18 npxa which best for low electric cost for long periods

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

      Hi Jayantibhai,

      I would strongly recommend that you use the calculator on this website: https://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

      Using the calculator you can get the tonnage and also the star rating based on your usage of AC. If you can tell me your required tonnage, star rating and budget, then I can suggest you something quickly. We want people to use the calculator to get a quick response. We have to respond to a lot of queries and this helps us in reducing the time.

      The calculator can help you figure out the cost of buying as well as costs that you would incur in electricity while using the AC. This will help you narrow down your choices based on your budget and electricity bills. 3 star inverter AC is always more electricity saving than 5 star normal ac, but all depends on your annual usage (not just the daily one).

      You can also get the list of top most efficient ACs in the market on the page.

      We always suggest going for inverter AC because they can always adjust the electricity consumption depending on the requirement of your room. So between the two models you have listed, I would say go for LG inverter AC.

    • Rohit

      Hi abhishek! Please suggest me best & latest 1 ton 5 star invertor ac with highest power efficiency & performance!

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

      Hi Rohit,

      The list is given above on this page. Daikin JTKM35 is the most energy efficient AC in market with ISEER of 5.8. It is followed by Hitachi RAU512CWEA (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/KgbjXTuuuN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2n8Kyod ) with ISEER of 5.75 …. both are premium brands.

    • Rohit

      Please suggest ur views on following model & is 4.71 rating is iseer rating & is it good?

      Blue Star BI-5CNHW12PAFU Split AC (1 Ton, 4.71 Star Rating, White, Copper)

    • Rohit

      Please suggest ur views on following model & is 4.71 rating is iseer rating & is it good?

      Blue Star BI-5CNHW12PAFU Split AC (1 Ton, 4.71 Star Rating, White, Copper)

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

      BI-5CNHW12PAFU is one of the top rated models and is really good. You should go for it.

    • Rohit

      Please provide me link to buy daikin jtkm35 model.

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

      Hi Rohit,

      This model is not available online. Daikin as a brand in general does not prefer to sell online.

    • Rohit

      But i am also not getting this product in nagpur city in any of the authorised dealers.
      Please tell me the price for the same & also tell if the product is launched for sale in market or not? & if not, then from when it will be available?

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

      Hi Rohit,

      Daikin JTKM35 is latest model from Daikin and would cost about 50-55K (usually that is the range for most efficient models. Here is the link for the same on Daikin website: http://www.daikinindia.com/products-services/split/wall-mounted-type-5-star-r-32-jtkm-series-cooling-only …. you can click on the “Enquire Now” button on the page to ask for the same in your city.

      By the way Hitachi RAU512CWEA is an equally good model and is available on Flipkart as well as Amazon: Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/qMEN5!NNNN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nf0LrP … this is also a latest model from Hitachi.

    • Rohit

      Hey abhishek, please tell me the pros & cons of the following two models in comparision and which is best among them according to you:

      Blue star BI-5CNHW12PAFU v/s
      Daikin JTKM35?

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

      Hi Rohit,

      It would be difficult to compare each and every feature. All I can say is that JTKM35 is highly energy efficient with ISEER of 5.8 whereas Blue Star model would have ISEER of 4.8 …. the gap is huge in terms of energy efficiency. But then if we look at annual electricity consumption of 1600 hr, that of JTKM35 is 483 units and that of 5CNHW12PAFU is 564 units.

    • Rohit

      Which one would you pick among them?

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

      I think I just replied to your previous comment..

    • Rohit

      As per you,among these two, which model should i purchase?

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

      Hi Rohit,

      It is extremely difficult for us to make suggestion to one specific model and brand because the choice depends on multiple factors. You should talk to the dealers and also get a feel on how are the service levels of these brands in your area. I cannot pick one best for you because I do not have a lot of other information that may be available to you.

    • Rohit

      Please reply for my above query!

  • piyush salphale

    HI Abhishek,
    We had some very informative discussions in last month about AC selections. Based on those I have now finalized diakin FTKP50SRV16/ DTKP50SRV16 (whichever is available with the dealer). Still I have questions about the ODU of the AC
    I live on the 4th floor in Pune. Environment in my area is non-corrosive. The ODU of the AC will be placed at a location which will directly face the sun after 1 PM from south west (I have no options of shaded place) and so it will face the harsh weather condition throughout its life span. I mean 41-42 degrees in summer and the monsoon rains. Now even though the Daikin uses copper and anti-corrosive coating on its condenser; will the ODU withstand such conditions? As Daikin gives 1 year warranty on condenser and 5 years on compressor.
    Or shall I reconsider LG model BSA18BEYD. Even though it’s an aluminum alloys condenser, it gives 5 years condenser warranty and ten years compressor warranty.
    Please suggest the model based on the overall quality of the AC and not on the energy efficiency as it is almost same for both the ACs. I want to use the AC for at least 8-10 years and don’t want to replace it before.

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

      Hi Piyush,

      Daikin models can handle the outdoor situation in Pune. I would suggest that you go for Daikin.

    • piyush salphale

      Thanks abhishek for your input, do you have any idea if FTKP50SRV16/ DTKP50SRV16 has any noise related issues.

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

      I have not heard of any. But inverter ACs are generally very silent.

  • Bino

    I am intend to purchase for inverter LG model BSA12BEYD 1.00 ton cooling only for a medium small room wanted to use it for 3-5 hours at night during hot season and other seasons generally for 2 -3 hrs had also gone through blue star models but in my area LG service location is good so decided to purchase LG.

    How is this model in your opinion.

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

      LG BSA12BEYD has ISEER of 4.2 which is really good. It is a good AC and LG is a good brand. I think you should go ahead with it.

  • Manoj Thakur

    I want to use inverter split ac of 2 ton on a floot of 75 by 30 feet as i am opening a “Gym”. Will it work. Plot is in east west position .

  • Vishnubala V

    Hi Abhi,

    Just went through the details u just said and now my need is 1.5 ton inverter ac under 40k. Pls suggest me some good ac.

    Thanks in advance

  • Amit

    Hi Abhishek

    Thanks for the useful discussion and guidance.

    I am looking for 2 Split ACs for our rooms in Faridabad (adjacent city to Delhi). I am not able to decide between the following. Please help/guide

    Hitachi INV/AC 1.5T W3200I 318EAEA 3S at 43k (EE 3.9) – Normal features; not sure about after sales service
    LG INV/AC 1.5T JS-Q18TUXA 3S at 41k (EE 3.6) – 10 years warranty on compressor; no stabilizer reqd,; free installation; LG has a great after sales service in India

    Or

    Voltas 185JY Split AC 1.5T 5S at 30k (EE 3.5) – Most trusted Indian brand

    A table above suggested that for my consumption, a normal 5S AC is similar to a 3S INV AC. Please guide Inv vs normal AC. If you suggest Inv, then please help me pick 1.

    Thanks & Best Regards
    Amit

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

      Hi Amit,

      EER and ISEER are very close, so the electricity consumption would be quite similar. However, inverter ACs create much more comfortable environment as they are better in regulating temperature.

      Now coming to your model choices. If after sales service of a brand is not good in your location, then you should not go for it. So that rules out Hitachi model from the picture. LG inverter AC model is good and I doubt hat it would cost 41K because online they are available for about 35-36K (Check this: http://fkrt.it/EhUaL!NNNN ) ….

      Now comparing voltas and LG is like comparing Maruti and Hyundai in cars. Both are close, both have great products, price wise both are comparable. But it depends on what you want.

      I would pick LG inverter AC if I were in your situation. However, one fact to know is that LG has aluminium condenser with good corrosion protection. IN general it works great, but if your environment is highly corrosive (with industries nearby as it is possible in Faridabad), then you may want to avoid it and go for a copper model.

      Corrosion is so variable that I have used LG model in Mumbai for 8 years without any problems, but then for some people gas leaks are quite common as their area is corrosive. And both copper and aluminium can corrode, it is just that copper one (condenser) can be repaired while aluminium condenser needs replacement. So in case you have factories nearby, then go for a copper model.

  • Vishnubala V

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am currently residing in Coimbatore and my room dimensions are 16 x 11 sqft . My budget for the AC is 30K. Please suggest me the top 3 models to go for in both inverter and non-inverter AC.

    Waiting for your reply,
    Thanks in advance.
    Vishnubala

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

      Hi Vishnubala,

      I would strongly recommend that you use the calculator on this website: https://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

      Using the calculator you can get the tonnage and also the star rating based on your usage of AC. If you can tell me your required tonnage, star rating and budget, then I can suggest you something quickly. We want people to use the calculator to get a quick response. We have to respond to a lot of queries and this helps us in reducing the time.

      The calculator can help you figure out the cost of buying as well as costs that you would incur in electricity while using the AC. This will help you narrow down your choices based on your budget and electricity bills. 3 star inverter AC is always more electricity saving than 5 star normal ac, but all depends on your annual usage (not just the daily one).

      You can also get the list of top most efficient ACs in the market on the page.

      By the way it is extremely difficult to get an inverter AC in your budget. My guess is that you would need a 1.5 ton AC but you can check it using the calculator. And extremely difficult to get a good efficient 1.5 ton AC in a budget of 30K as well. You may have to go for Kenstar AC (BEE 5 star rated one available on Amazon http://amzn.to/2nyBDh5 ) to get something efficient in your budget.

  • Abhilash Nagpal

    Hi Abhishek,

    I’m looking ACs for my living area which is huge and I want the sitting to be comfortable; AC would be placed right next to it… Now, my retailer suggests that I go for Panasonic as it has got best throw which would keep other area cool as well. What would you suggest as I’ve never heard about throw before and is Panasonic a good brand. Also if we talk about AC brands, how is Sansui?

    Thanks
    Abhilash

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

      Hi Abhilash,

      Panasonic is a good brand, but from throw I guess he means Air Flow (or CFM value in technical specifications). CFM is good in many brands. Mitsubishi Heavy is known for good coverage in general. But that is an expensive brand. I would rate Panasonic higher over Sansui.

    • Abhilash Nagpal

      Thanks a lot

  • Madhu Maddala

    Difference between DTKP50QRV16 and
    FTKP50PRV16
    Which one is best

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

      DTKP has better air filters and it is also operable from a SMART phone. It is a better series. Otherwise the technical specifications are the same for both.

  • Nandu

    Hi Abhishek
    I am a Delhi resident senior citizen, wanting to buy 2 Split ACs for my bedrooms 18′ x 12′ x 10′ ,without any direct sunlight, for use of 2 persons. One room will be used for average 6 hrs/day, for 4months/year and the other Guest room very sparingly. I am inclined to buy 1 or 1.5 tons ACs. Should they be Inverter type and 5 or 3 Star ? I would like to go for the better energy saving types, although cost could be a daunting factor. I have shortlisted the following, but am confused and would like to go by your advice :
    No. BRAND MODEL ISEER TONS kWh/yr STAR PRICE

    1) Hitachi RAU518CWEA 5.00 1.5 817 5 Rs. 63,290/-
    2) Diakin FTKM 50 4.70 1.40 824 ? Rs. 52990/-
    3) Hitachi RAU518IWEA 4.70 1.50 868 5 Rs. 61000/-
    4) Hitachi RAU318AWEA 3.96 1.50 1030 3 Rs. 49,800/-
    5) Hitachi RAU318EWEAS 3.96 1.50 1030 3 Rs. 42899/-
    6) Daikin FTHP35SRV16 4.17 1.00 649 4 ?
    7) Hitachi RAU512AWEA 4.86 1.00 560 5 ?

    Also a friend has advised that I should go in for Hot & Cold ACs. If that is a good idea, which one and price ?
    Also please advise whether Stabilizers are necessary. I have a Genset already installed. THANKS.

    Anand

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

      Hello Sir,

      Firstly I should say 1 ton is absolutely insufficient for your needs. Your room is more than 200 sq ft in size. And in delhi the thumb rule is that size should be 1 ton per 100 sq ft if the room does not get direct sunlight on the ceiling. A 1.5 ton inverter AC should work good enough if your usage is mostly at night. During peak summer day time, it would make the room comfortable, but will not be good cold. From what you have mentioned, it seems that your usage would mostly be at night and in such case 1.5 ton inverter AC would be better.

      Now inverter ACs are certainly more electricity saving than normal ACs and even within that 5 star rated inverter ACs are much more electricity saving than BEE 3 star rated inverter AC. It is difficult to say if one should go for BEE 3 star or 5 star rated inverter AC as both of these are ranges. Two models within a BEE 3 star rated range can have different electricity consumption and their price may also differ. So difficult to make a economic judgement without knowing the exact models, prices and their electricity consumption (along with your electricity tariff).

      Now from what I can see that your usage is not very high and BEE 3 star rated inverter AC should be good enough (considering the fact that you do not want the cost to be daunting). Also for the guest room, you can even go for normal BEE 5 star rated AC as inverter AC would be expensive and the AC will be sparingly used.

      You have chosen two top brands and picking one model is like picking one nice car from Honda and Toyota (both are top brands). But then among the models you have selected, I think 1.5 ton BEE 3 star rated ones from Hitachi would be good RAU318AWEA or RAU318EWEAS. You may also look at Daikin FTKH50 from Daikin. But the Hitachi ones are more energy efficient.

      As for hot and cold ACs, we usually suggest people to go for it if the usage of room heater is for more than a couple of months. Heating feature is certainly much more energy efficient than room heater, but then you pay a price for going for the feature, which is much more than a room heater. Having experienced Delhi, I feel that it is just 10 days in a year when you need a room heater. For 10 days it may not be prudent to buy a big machine. But if you feel that you usage is more, then you may go for hot and cold models. Blue Star and Voltas have some hot and cold inverter AC models that are BEE star rated and good as well.

      Stabilizers are not a must for inverter ACs as they do not get damaged due to low voltage. But your output of the AC may go down due to low voltage and for that you may buy a stabilizer. It is better to get a stabilizer with thermal overload protection to protect your AC from surges (or if you are not going for stabilizer then a surge protector should be good enough).

    • Anand Bhatnagar

      ABHISHEK ….I am indeed VERY GRATEFUL for your guidance. I am still trying to totally digest the data sent.
      As I understand, 1.5 Tons, 3 Star ACs, one with Inverter and the other plain BEE rating would be adequate for my Bedroom and Guest room respectively.
      I have noted the Hitachi inverter models for my Bedroom. Could you please let me have the details of the recommended options (preferably Hitachi) of the plain BEE rated unit for my sparingly used Guest Room.
      I dont intend going in for the cumbersome Stabilizers, as power failures are now infrequent and for very short durations. Besides I have an online Genset installed.
      Thanks once again for your advice. I will take the liberty of reverting to you, once I have checked the availability of your recommended Units.
      Anand

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

      For the guest room you can look at:

      Hitachi RAU318HWDD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2mjBhe3 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/71cvu!NNNN )
      or Hitachi RAU318IWD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2ncEOKh )

      For the bedroom, you can look at these:
      Hitachi RSH318EAEA or RSD318EAEA or RSB318IAEA (all these are not available online, but you may check in offline stores).

  • Prateek Aggarwal

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am confused between the three models:
    Daikin 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC FTKM50PRV16 Price: 50000
    Daikin 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC FTKP50PRV16 Price: 43500
    LG 1.5 Ton 4 Star Inverter Split AC BSA18BEYD Price: 44000 (iSEER: 4.2)

    Can you please rate the best and the second best among the three. I live in Gurgaon and have high ac usage. Also, do you have the iSEER rating for the other two Daikin models. Are there any benefits in opting for LG other than power saving such as after sales service, installation, etc.

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

      Hi Prateek,

      Daikin FTKM ISEER is 4.7 and that of Daikin FTKP is 4.17.

      Best would be Daikin FTKM50 followed by LG BSA18BEYD and then Daikin FTKP50.

  • Prateek Aggarwal

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thanks a lot for improving my knowledge about ac’s through your forums.
    I am confused between the below three models:
    Daikin 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC FTKM50PRV16 available for INR 50,000
    Daikin 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC FTKP50PRV16 available for INR 43,500
    LG 1.5 Ton 4 Star Inverter Split AC BSA18BEYD available for INR 44,000 (iSEER 4.2)

    I couldn’t find iSEER for Daikin’s ac’s (would appreciate if you can provide). Can you tell me which one of the three would be the BEST and also the SECOND BEST for me. I live in Gurgaon with moderate-to-high ac usage (~2000-2200 hours).
    Please consider other factors such as installation cost, maintenance cost, warranty terms, after sales service, stabilizer requirement etc.

    Your help is much appreciated.
    Warm Regards.

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

      Hi Prateek,

      Daikin FTKM ISEER is 4.7 and that of Daikin FTKP is 4.17.

      Best would be Daikin FTKM50 followed by LG BSA18BEYD and then Daikin FTKP50.

  • Smily Siva

    i would like to buy 1 ton 3 star inverter split ac…which is the best one?my budget is upto 35k..and confusing whether buying 1 ton 5 star or 1 ton 3 star inverter?

  • JAIMIN

    Hello sir,

    I would like to buy 2 Ton – 5 Star Split AC but confuse which brand should I go with. Kindly suggest me.

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

      You can look at these models:

      Hitachi RAU524AVD
      Hitachi RAU524IVD
      Hitachi RAU524MWD
      Mitsubishi Electric MS-GL24VF
      Mitsubishi Electric MS-GK24VA

  • Swaminathan

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am from Chennai and looking to buy an AC for my parents. I have checked your calculator and finalized a 1.5 Ton (usage 3-4 hours at nights for 5-6 months)
    Considering my budget of 32 to 36 K, Could you please suggest a good model in Hitachi and Daikin or if you have a better suggestion.

  • nidhin

    Hi Mr.Abhishek..

    I am planning to buy a split AC for my bedroom with size 12*11*9. Can you pls suggest the tonnage? Shop people are suggesting various tonnages like 1T, 1.2T & even 1.5T also.I am from Bangalore. i stay in 3rd floor( it is a 4 storied apartment). Since the usage would be only for 3 months and 6 hours per day, i have decided to buy 3 star rated normal split AC. What is your opinion?
    Also, i have shortlisted 2 models of DAIKIN – FTC32SRV161 & FTC42SRV162. Price is more or less same for both the models. Can you pls help me in finalizing the model. Do you have any other brands/models as suggestion?
    I have read in reviews that DAIKIN installation charges are very high. is it true?

    Expecting an early reply from you.
    Thanking you in advance.

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

      Hi Nidhin,

      I would strongly recommend that you use the calculator on this website: https://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

      Using the calculator you can get the tonnage and also the star rating based on your usage of AC. If you can tell me your required tonnage, star rating and budget, then I can suggest you something quickly. We want people to use the calculator to get a quick response. We have to respond to a lot of queries and this helps us in reducing the time.

      The calculator can help you figure out the cost of buying as well as costs that you would incur in electricity while using the AC. This will help you narrow down your choices based on your budget and electricity bills. 3 star inverter AC is always more electricity saving than 5 star normal ac, but all depends on your annual usage (not just the daily one).

      You can also get the list of top most efficient ACs in the market on the page.

      Daikin usually does not include price of copper pipes, etc in their pricing, whereas other do include it. And that is why their installation charges are high.

  • Madhu Maddala

    Daikin FTKP50PRV16
    Is it energy efficient
    What EER rating this model
    Gas R22 or R32

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

      ISEER of FTKP50 is 4.17. It is energy efficient. It uses R32.

  • Ghouse Mohiuddin Peerzade

    Hi Abhi, Your site gives very valuable information. I am planning to buy LG JS-Q18BTXD Dual Inverter Split Air Conditioner in Bangalore. The indoor unit size little bit smaller than LG JS-Q18NPXA. Is it good to buy LG JS-Q18BTXD or LG JS-Q18NPXA. Getting confused. Please share your thoughts.

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

      LG JS-Q18NPXA is more energy efficient and a better model.

  • udhaya

    Carrier Model No:CACS18OC3J6, Cooling Capacity:5300 , Power Consumption : 1655 , EER : 3.2, Copper Condenser

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

      I cannot make any recommendation without knowing what your need is and what your budget is.

      Please note, before buying anything one should know what they need (not what they desire but what they need). Like if your room needs 1 ton and you buy 1.5 ton, it does not make sense as it will increase electricity consumption. Or if your room needs 1.5 ton and you buy 1 ton, it will not cool your room. Secondly if your electricity consumption is high, you need more electricity saving option, but if it is less, then you can go for anyone.

      I do not suggest brands, I suggest models based on the requirement and budget. I will suggest you most electricity saving options in your budget once I know the tonnage that you need and budget that you have.

  • udhaya

    Hi Abhi,

    Could you please tell about Carrier Ac’s and Make small Comparison with Hitachi if Possible.. because i am confused.

    hope your suggestion will make me to conclude

  • Jithin

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am planning to buy a split AC for my bedroom with size 13*13*10 and found that 1.3 ton will be sufficient (Using Calculator mentioned in page).

    i am looking for a 3 star inverted AC with copper condenser and with a budget upto 35k

    Could you please suggest me a few options which i can look into

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

      Hi Jithin,

      You may check these:

      Whirlpool Fantasia Inverter (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/IGHY6!NNNN ) …. the latest model is copper condenser but I am not sure if Flipkart one is copper.

      You may get LG and Samsung in your budget, but then they are aluminium with solid corrosion protection.

    • Jithin

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for your fast response.

      if the budget constraints are avoided, then which one shall i go for.

      Please suggest at-least a couple of options so that i can look into it.

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

      Hi Jithin,

      Blue Star and Daikin would have some good models, but then they would cost about 42-43K.

  • piyush salphale

    HI Abhishek,

    I am from Pune. I have few doubts about AC selection, Hope you will be able to clarify those. As per your calculator my cooling requirement is of 1.2 – 1.3 Ton

    I have selected below 2 inverter models and now confused between these 2
    Daikin – FTKP50 (4 start inverter)
    LG – BSU18BEYD dual inverter (4 start inverter)

    1. Can you please tell the if the above two models use copper condensing coil or not. I am not able to see the product catalogue for both of there on the official website and that is why confused. Also for LG I am getting different info from different people. Some people says this new model is 100% copper and some says aluminum alloy is used in condenser coils which is better that copper.
    2. What is the difference between FTKP50SRV16 and FTKP50RRV16. I know that last 5 digits for daikin model change every year but is there any difference apart from this.(performance wise or specification wise)
    3. Does a city like Pune; where I believe the env is not too corrosive really need the ACs with copper coil condenser.

    Also I have found out one more model from blue start BI-5CHNW12QATU, this comes under ‘bluestart precesion Inverter AC’
    Although it is 1T model its maximum cooling capacity is listed as 4851 watts i.e. 1.37 tons.
    Can a inverter AC stretch this much, also how is this model for my cooling requirement.

    please provide your inputs on these.

    Regards
    Piyush.

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

      Hi Piyush,

      Here is my response:

      1) LG mostly uses Aluminium unless they specify it is copper. And I am not able to find the specs of the model. Daikin uses copper. But also make sure that there is corrosion protection. Aluminium alloy is better in terms of energy efficiency and is light weight but when it comes to issues post corrosion, copper is better. Any material will corrode, but then copper is easy to repair. Aluminium needs replacement.

      2) Most technical specifications remain the same. But they have improved the indoor unit over the years. They have added 3D Airflow, added better filters, added PAM control (in latest versions) which prevents some losses. So buying the latest one is better as it has more features. But power consumption and energy efficiency and cooling capacity remains the same.

      3) All I can say that I have used LG AC in Mumbai for 8 long years and I had absolutely no problems with it. All depends on the environment in your area. Some people have a chemical factory close to their house which causes corrosion. So it all depends. If you feel that the environment is not corrosive (you would have observed the same), then go for any condenser with corrosion protection. It should be good enough.

      A 1 ton inverter AC can certainly stretch up to 1.2 T. So if your room needs 1.2 ton cooling then 1 ton inverter AC would also be good enough.

    • piyush salphale

      Thanks Abhishek for your quick response. :)

  • Udhaya

    Hi abhi,
    I would like to buy 1.5 ton A/C in Madurai District Tamil Nadu. Now i have chosen three brands name 1. Samsung 2. Hitachi 3. LG.

    Kindly give me your suggestion.

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

      You can look at these models:

      HITACHI RAU019CVEA
      HITACHI RAU518CWEA
      HITACHI RAU518IWEA
      SAMSUNG AR18MV5HETQ
      SAMSUNG AR18MV5NEWK

    • udhaya

      Hi Abi,

      Could you please share your suggestion about Carrier A/C

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

      Carrier is also a great brand. It’s an American brand with good quality. But I would say Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Daikin, etc are premium brands and are better (my perception).

  • Shekar

    Hi abhishek
    I am planning to buy voltas 1.5 ton 3 star ( as suggested by shop people as my usage will be less than 8 hrs) . I have a floor above and thr is no direct sunlight falling and room size is 10*12 . My confusion is as thr are many variants in 1.5 ton 3 star like 183 dy ,sy ,jy lya , which one to choose . some say dy series is has aluminum condenssor and some say copper . Please advise

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

      Hi Shekar,

      I would suggest you to first use the calculator given above on this page. I think 1.5 ton may be a bit oversized for you (depending on your city). You can also input your usage and the calculator will show you electricity costs that you would incur at different star ratings (inverter or non inverter). The shop people are hardly educated on these issues and it is better to get more idea on costs that you would incur, as the costs depend on annual usage and not just on daily usage.

  • j krishna rao

    Dear Abhisehk ji,
    i want to buy a AC to install in my village house. room dimensions are 20 ftx8ftx10ft (LxBxH) .. no floor above that room. i may go once in a month to stay there for 2 or 3 days along with family(2 adults and 2 childern. village is in srikakulam district AP costal area. please suggest me suitable AC for these conditions

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

      You can put any BEE 3 star rated 2 ton AC for the room that fits in your budget. Go for a brand with copper condenser with corrosion protection. But first look for the brands that can provide service in your village. Finding out the brands that exist in your village would be most important.

    • j krishna rao

      thank you very much

  • Vinay

    Hi ,

    I’m in the market looking to buy 3 AC’s for my 3bhk house in Bangalore . Considering size of each room is big , I was suggested to go for 2ton,1.5 ton & 1 ton respectively for the 3 rooms based on size by Bluestar folks. Currently i have been advised on the 5 star inverter model 5cnhw24pafu in the P smart series range. Is there any other options that you can suggest for me to look at before i make some decision .

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

      Hi Vinay,

      I would suggest that you look at the top most efficient models listed above in the tables. The Blue Star model you are being suggested is a very good model. P series is a great one.

  • Nagendra Prasad . Tirumalasett

    I bought 1 ton Blue Star 5CnHW12PAFU inverter AC. How about this??? and I have a doubt about out door unit of inverter AC’s. is inverter AC’s out door units are off for some time or continually working adjusting its speed?? my ac out door unit is off for some time and also it reduce and incresing its speed. what is actual working??

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

      The model you have got is a great model and I think it is a good purchase.

      The speed of the outdoor unit depends on the temperature difference between what you have set and what is the outdoor temperature. Suppose the heat is not much as the temperature outside is 28. And you set your AC to run at 28. Then there is no heat to remove, and then the compressor does not need to work. So it will remain off. It will work only when there is heat to remove.

      When it is hot outside, there is continuous flow of heat from outside to inside the room. And it needs to be removed and then the compressor will work.

      I would say, as long as you are getting comfortable cooling, you should not worry about other things. If the AC does not cool well, then you should certainly complain. And obviously your electricity bills should not be high.

  • Vijay Reddy

    Hi Abhishek,

    Can you please suggest which one is best among these. I would like to buy most energy efficient with good air filter capabilities. Please suggest other brand/model as well which is best.

    Samsung – AR12MV5NEWKNNA
    Daikin – JTKM35SRV16
    LG – BSA12PMZD
    panasonic – TS12SKY

    Thanks,
    Vijay Reddy

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

      Hi Vijay,

      Daikin JTKM35SRV16 has ISEER of 5.8 which is the highest ISEER available in India now. So certainly that is the most energy efficient model in the market. If you can go for it, then it would be great.

  • rajesh kumar

    Can you comment on this model JS-Q18AFXD from lg as soon as possible ty

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

      It is a BEE 3 star rated inverter AC with ISEER of 3.86. It is a good one and you can certainly go for it.

  • Anand Tathed

    Hi abhishek I am confused in buying ac of 5 star.
    which one should I buy.
    My budget is 40 to 45k
    shortlisted some company’s
    Blue star, Onida and Daikin and LG pls suggest model which one should I buy.
    1.5 ton my usage is 150 days in a year

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

      You should go for a BEE 3 star rated inverter AC. That would be better. And you will get one in your budget as well. You can look at these:

      Hitachi RAU318EWEAS (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/E~nGo!NNNN )
      LG JS-Q18NPXA
      Blue Star 3CNHW18TAFU
      Daikin FTKH50

    • Anand Tathed

      Sorry to distrub you again wat abt onida onyx model as it gave me cost of 39k with inverter Ac and 5 years pcb board warranty as it was told by dealer pls suggest

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

      Hi Anand,

      We only have those models in our database that are rated on BEE (Bureau or Energy Efficiency of India) star ratings. The models from Onida are not yet BEE star rated and thus we do not have any recommendation for them yet. My suggestion would be to go for any of the models that I had listed in my previous message.

    • Anand Tathed

      Thank u very much for a wonderful reply with information. Thx once again.
      Can I get u email Id for any queries related to other electronic things

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

      You can ask questions on pages related to specific appliance on our website.

  • Jasprit Uppal

    EER vs. ISEER. How to compare? Inverter ACs come with ISEER rating and traditional with EER.

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

      From what BEE has calculated. ISEER and EER are quite close (or even the same). But you should not use EER for inverter ACs as it does not make sense (as the tonnage varies). But EER of non inverter can be compared with ISEER of inverter ACs (as per the current standards).

  • Puneet Rastogi

    Hello Abhishek
    Does single phase Stabliser work for Invertor AC

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

      It certainly does. ACs have single phase motors, so single phase stabilizer works for it.

  • ramanathan

    hello sir. i am ram from chennai. i want an inverter ac @ buget of 60 k / 50 k i require 1.5 ton. i use 8 hrs a day almost 10 months a year.

    which brand can i buy?

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

      You should go for either Daikin JTKM50 or Hitachi RAU518CWEA

  • rohit

    Hello sir,

    I had replied to you yesterday over my discussion with shopkeeper. But it is now not found on your forum. Anyways, I had visited a showroom to buy 2 Ton Hitachi AC for my drawing room. For which the shopkeeper said that as I have 3 doors in my drawing room and it will keep on opening and closing, Inverter AC will not be able to make my drawing room cool as it is only meant to keep the room at a constant temp. rather than chilling the room. For drawing room he suggested me only 3-5 star AC and he further suggested me to buy a 3 star AC of hitachi or daikin. What is your view on this and if he is correct, pls suggest me a 5 star instead of inverter AC upto 50K. My room size is 180 sq.ft. (aprox), top floor with direct heat all day.
    Your site says 2 Ton (For cooling requirement of 1.7 Ton), what does that mean ?

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

      Usually it is not good to undersize an inverter AC because it will mostly run at peak capacity if the AC is undersized and thus giving no particular benefit of inverter technology. Also it is always better to keep the doors closed while using an AC because otherwise hot air (from outside) will increase the heat load on your AC.

      A lot depends on how well you size your AC and how good you use it. If you slightly oversize (or even rightsize) the AC and make sure that the doors/windows are closed, then it will be good even for your drawing room..

  • SHYAM PRAKASH

    Hi Abhishek,

    You are doing great job. Thanks for providing the best reviews about the Air Conditioners.

    I have selected 3 Air Conditioners (1.5 ton Inverter 5 star AC-100% Copper ) given below, Could you please suggest which one is best and cost effective.

    1) Daikin – FTKH50RRV16 – Price Rs.43,500

    2) Onida – INV180NX – Price Rs.39,000

    3) Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i ( Not sure about the price)

    I am in corresion environment.

    Thanks,
    SHYAM PRAKASH
    Chennai

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

      Kashikoi 5400 i would be the best among the three you have listed, but it will surely be very expensive. Otherwise you can go for Daikin FTKH50.

    • SHYAM PRAKASH

      Thanks Abhishek. Just now I have purchased Kashikoi 5400 i 2017 latest model for Rs.54,449.

      Do I need to install double booster stabilizer ? The Hitachi member told to me that no need of single booster stabilizer for this AC.

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

      Choice of single booster or double booster does not depend on the AC or type of AC. It depends on how low the voltage goes in your area. If you need a double booster for any appliance in your house, then you need a double booster for this AC as well.

    • SHYAM PRAKASH

      Thanks Abhishek

  • Madhu Maddala

    Hi abhishek
    Which model more energy efficient from Daikin and which one latest model
    1.FTKP50PRV16
    2.DTKP50QRV16
    Also suggest at present more energy efficient from Daikin

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

      Daikin JTKM50 is the most energy efficient latest model from Daikin.

    • Madhu Maddala

      Now this model not available showrooms next preference model plz

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

      FTKM50 is the next best model.

    • Dilip J

      Hi Abhishek, can you tell me which is better? FTKP50S or FTKH50S.

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

      FTKP50 is better.

    • Dilip J

      How is the FTKP50S model?

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

      It is a great model.

    • Dilip J

      I am confused between Daikin FTKP50S and Samsung AR18MV5HETR. Can you advise which is better among the two?

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

      Samsung AR18MV5HETR is a BEE 5 star rated AC with high energy efficiency. It will be better among the two.

  • suhasish

    Abhishekji, which one is the better model between bluestar 3cnhw18cafu and 3cnhw18nafu as the Air Flow Volume(wet CFM)

    (high/medium/low) of these models are 400/329/270 and 558/467/368 [ as depicted in bluestar brochure] respectively..

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

      3cnhw18nafu has better energy efficiency as well as better CFM. You may go for it.

  • Darshan Lalka

    Hi Abhishek

    I am planning to buy 3 star rated 1.5ton Split ac, with budget of 30k (2k + or -) i presume my usage at 6 – 8 hours per day for 7 months. I have been suggested Daikin and LG. I was wondering if i should look for a AC without invertor for reason 1) Budget 2) My usage may not be huge, I would definitely not mind buying one with invertor if fits into my budget. Can you suggest me a good ac within my range?

    Thank you

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

      Hi Darshan,

      8 hrs a day for 7 months is a reasonably high usage. So your second reason is not a reason to be frank. I would suggest that you use the calculator given above on this page to see how your usage impacts your choice of star ratings and the corresponding electricity bills. The calculator will also suggest you the right tonnage for your room and if your room needs 1 ton then you may get a BEE 3 star rated inverter AC in your budget. But for 1.5 ton inverter AC, 32K sounds tight.

      Once you use the calculator, you will understand the costs of buying various star ratings and also their impact on your electricity bills.

  • GURU SMILE

    Pls suggest a model in 1.5 ton 5star
    For usage at home during summer and at times when heat.
    1.Below 50K price-Mitsubishi heavy industries()
    2.Below 45k price-Bluestar(1.5 ton 5star and also one inverter model )
    3.Which one is good among inverter FTKP50 & non-inverter 5 star??
    I dont know good model. so asking your suggestion

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

      Hi Guru,

      If you have a budget of 50K, why don’t you go for a BEE 5 or 4 star rated 1.5 ton inverter AC. You may certainly get Daikin FTKP50 in that budget. You may also get Daikin FTKM. It is ALWAYS better to go for inverter AC than normal non inverter AC.

  • Dharmendra Shekhawat

    Dear Abhishek,

    I want to Buy 2 ton Inverter split ac, room size 17*13*9(False ceiling), live in jaipur and want to finalised ac from below or suggest by you.
    Hitachi 5400I RAU424CWEA 4 Star EER 4.21
    Hitachi 5400I RMA524CAEA 5 Star EER 4.71
    Hitachi 5300I RMB524IAEA 5 Star EER 4.71
    Hitachi ACE 4200I RAU424EWEAS 4 Star EER 4.21
    i want to buy a AC which energy efficiency are higher, durable and budget up to 65 K ,I Know you have lot of experience so please suggest me which AC i should purchase, if other than Hitachi which full-fill my need please suggest me.

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

      I would say, choose anyone from these two:

      Hitachi 5400I RMA524CAEA 5 Star EER 4.71
      Hitachi 5300I RMB524IAEA 5 Star EER 4.71

      Both models are great, just the filters would vary. Anyone that fits your budget would be good.

  • rohit

    Hi Sir,

    I have a requirement of 2 Ton AC for my room. I checked all good brands but liked the AC of Hitachi the most due to its best cooling capacity and energy efficiency.

    I liked Hitachi RMC324EAEA 2.0 Ton (Waza 3200i) which is costing Rs.49000/-. Waza 3200i MRP is Rs.62890.

    But it is not showing that it has stainless steel filter in its brochure whereas the dealer says that this AC as well as all ACs of Hitachi have stainless steel filters which are just like anti corrosion protection. But I am not confirmed if Hitachi is giving its anti corrosion protection in the form of filters. As per me, anti corrosion protection is different from these filters but am also not able to understand the use of providing stainless steel filters instead of plastic filters like other companies as in Hitachi RMB424AAEA.

    1. Please help to find what is correct and also suggest if Hitachi RMC324EAEA 2.0 Ton (Waza 3200i) is fully copper including PCB?
    2. Pls tell which are the models (Fully copper) including PCB of Hitachi of the current year 2017 in the budget of Rs.50000/-?
    3. Some dealers say that copper pipe comes with all Hitachi AC whereas some say that it depends on model to model, what is correct?
    4. What is the installation charges for Hitachi 2 Ton AC?

    Thanks in advance.

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

      Hi Rohit ,

      Here is my response:

      1) Stainless steel filter is very different from copper condenser. Filters are part of indoor unit where they remove dust and allergens from the incoming air. It has nothing to do with condenser which is in the outdoor unit. However, Hitachi ACs do have copper condenser with corrosion protection. PCB is like the circuit board inside your computer. It is again part of the indoor unit.

      2) Hitachi models have all copper machines. They do not come in aluminium.

      3) The pipes that the dealers are talking about are the connecting pipes used to connect the indoor and outdoor unit. It is not the condenser that they are talking about. What they are saying is that in some models the price of the unit includes cost of connecting copper pipes while in some models, you have to pay extra for the connecting copper pipes. These copper pipes are different from the material used to make the outdoor unit.

      4) Depends. Sometimes the costs are included in the price, sometimes not. When I purchased my Hitachi AC, the costs were included in it. I just had to pay extra for the extra copper pipe that was used to connect indoor and outdoor unit. I also paid some 1000 bucks extra for the frame to hold the outdoor unit…

  • SV

    Hi Abhishek,

    All the articles on your website provide great insights. Thanks for all the knowledge shares. I happened to land upon your website when i started looking for ACs for my home. I live in Nagpur and i am in need of 5 units and i am very much confused with brands. Taking reference from few dealers and relatives, i am puzzled whether to go for a brand like LG/Samsung which might offer less quality/technology compared to Japanese brands but offer great deals on warranty and comes in budget or to go for brands like Hitachi, Mitsubishi which are costlier but command more respect than the mentioned brands when it comes to quality, technology, robustness. My budget is around 35k-45k per unit and my major requirement is energy efficiency along with low/no maintenance in future. Also my usage should be 6-7 months on an average with 7 hours/day use. And the room sizes are 14*11*11 which would require 1.5 ton ACs. With my expected usage, i am also confused whether to opt for inverter technology or not.

    Between 35k-40k, i am getting option of LG NPXA 3 star inverter AC with 5 years warranty on condenser and 10 years on compressor and BlueStar 3 star inverter AC with usual warranty on compressor of 5 years
    Between 41k-45k, the options are Hitachi 3 star inverter AC and Mitsubishi 5 star fixed tonnage AC.
    And somehere in the comments below i read about Samsung AR18MV5HETQ,which is a 5 star inverter AC under 45k with 5 years warranty on Condenser and 10 years on compressor.

    Please advice. You can also suggest something not mentioned above based on the provided information.

    Thanks.

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

      If the environment in your area is not too corrosive then you can get great choices in LG/Samsung (high efficient choices). Samsung AR18MV5HETQ with a BEE 5 star rating would be a great choice if it fits in your budget. LG & Samsung are good brands. Agreed Hitachi and Mitsubishi are premium, but then LG & Samsung are not going to fail soon as well. They will go on well for decent enough life if your environment is not too corrosive. And you get highly energy efficient model in your budget in these brands. If you really want to go for premium brands, then I would suggest that you go for HItachi 3 star inverter AC.

    • SV

      Thanks for the suggestion. As per my discussion with some of the users, I have zeroed down on Mitsubishi 5 star AC. But i am confused between Mitsubishi heavy and mitsubishi electric. Can you please suggest which is a better choice between these two.

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

      It depends on model and not just on brand. We usually suggest models and not brands. All depends on the tonnage that you are looking for.

  • Praveen

    Hi Abhishek,
    Can you please suggest best 2 Ton AC in Inverter technology for living room of size 19*14*9.
    Temperatures go up to 45 in our area.
    Thanks in advance.

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

      Hi Praveen,

      As listed above, the best 2 ton inverter AC would be:

      Mitsubishi MSY-GK24VA
      Hitachi RAU424EWEAS
      Hitachi RAU424IWEA
      Daikin FTKP71

  • Kabir Bhai

    Hi, i am going to buy an invertor AC, and my usage will be almost 10-12 hours on weekdays, almost 48 hours on weekends, for almost 8 months. Also, my flat is on the top floor. But obviously, i am on a shoestring budget.
    I have been suggested LG dual invertor 1.5 ton AC – LG JS-Q18SUXD (cooling capacity – 5187) and its slightly smaller version JS-Q18VPXD1, with a cooling capacity of 5000. I am getting very good price (38k and 34.5k respectively). Their energy efficiency ISSER is 3.68. should i go ahead or maybe buy an expensive one:
    1. Voltas Invertor AC (Voltas 183V IY or Voltas 183VDYB) for 40k
    2. Hitachi Inverter Split AC Waza 3200i (fr 42k) but this is going outside the budget as it excludes 1500 installation charges. not to talk about stabilizer.
    3. Blue Star invertor as for 37.5k

    I am interested in LG as it is good company and its the cheapest. But like a typical Indian, i am thinking whether there is a catch in it, if its so cheap. Hope u can advice…

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

      Hi Kabir,

      LG is a good company and their ACs are not bad at all. Unless your area is too corrosive, I would suggest you to go for LG. They use aluminium which can cause a problem if your area is too corrosive. Otherwise it can work great.

  • GURU SMILE

    Pls suggest a model in 1.5 ton 5star
    For usage at home during summer and at times when heat.
    1.Below 50K price-Mitsubishi heavy industries()
    2.Below 45k price-Bluestar(1.5 ton 5star and also one inverter model )
    I dont know good model.so asking your suggestion

  • amit jain

    hi want to buy an inverter ac but dont know why all shop keppers in delhi and ncr say inverter ac have problem dont buy

    • rohit

      sir, some of my friends have AC requirements. We are buying in group. If you want to join, pls contact me if you want to join.

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

      Hi Amit,

      Even I have been wondering for past 3-4 years as to why shop keepers keep telling not to buy inverter ACs to some people. From my experience (interacting with a lot of people on this platform), inverter ACs are great as long as you get the right one.

  • Himesh Arora

    I want to buy new AC probably O general or Carrier or Daikin (My 14 year old AC now giving higher electricity bills) …. my bedroom room size is 12x12x9 (mumbai) …usage will be about 3 hours daily (April-June & October-November) .. what tonnage ac i require ? will i need to buy inverter ac or normal? if i buy normal ac will it consume less electricity in comparison to old AC? which brand or model is the best ?

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

      You can use the calculator above to calculate the right size, but I think 1 ton inverter AC would be fantastic for a 12×12 room in mumbai. You can look at the top ten BEE 3 star rated inverter AC in the table above. Your AC is too old, even a normal new AC would consume less electricity as compared to old AC.

  • vishwa

    Hi sir .

    I would like to purchase 2 ACS of (1.5-2ton) ton capacity in inverted model with 4 or 5 star ratings. for commercial purpose ( ladies beauty parlour) room size 25*26,i have selected few models
    DAYKIN-FTKP50(1.5ton) or FTKP60(1.8ton)-copper
    Samsung-2 ton inverter model with 5 star rating-8 pole motor,–alluminium anti fungal coated
    BLUE STAR
    LLOYD

    can you suggest which will be best among these models with best enery efficient ,mu budget is 80k to 1lakh and i will be using continuously from (10am to 8pm)

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

      If your environment is not too corrosive (if you have not observed metallic things corrode in your area frequently) then go for Samsung inverter AC model. That would be far better for you in terms of electricity savings. Else if the environment is corrosive, then go for the Daikin FTKP60 (copper) model.

    • vishwa

      Thanks for suggestion..1 more question..are you talking about internal enviroment or external–if it internal means–nothing any corrosive material totally petty good with fall celling and birla putty coated walls and some saloon equipments, but if it comes to external enviroment–air is poluted with Musi river in hyderabad which is 2km far from my place and night time the small of musi river is little bit high (bad odour)..can you please suggest based on this criteria….thanks for your time…

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

      I would say both are important. And from what you said, it looks like external environment is corrosive. In that case, it is better to go for Daikin FTKP60 model.

    • vishwa

      Thanks a lot………………..

  • kusum gupta

    Sir ,I would like to purchase an 2 ton split AC for night usage.. It should not consume too much electricity, and should not cause problems after purchase. Which AC do you recommend ?

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

      I would suggest that you look at BEE 5 star rated inverter AC of 2 tons in the list above on this page.

  • Vamsi Krishna Karthikeya Sarma

    [email protected]:disqus I am planning to get an Inverter 5 Star AC. I have gone through bijli bachao and narrowed my searched to the mentioned Hitachi. But the service is not good in my place. The model from Samsung AR18MV5HETQ is available. As per samsung website it’s ISEER is 5. Can you please share your thoughts about it?

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

      Hi Vamsi,

      Samsung is a great brand. Their ACs are efficient. But their ACs use Aluminium PFC (or multi channel condenser), but with good corrosion protection. In general the bigger problem with ACs is with corrosion and gas leak. Both aluminium and copper can corrode, what is important is corrosion protection. The other advantage of copper is that it can be repaired. Aluminium one needs to be changed if it corrodes. But Samsung models have thick aluminium and good corrosion protection. It should last long unless you have a strongly corrosive environment. So if the environment is not too corrosive, you can go for the Samsung model, else you should look for a model with copper and corrosion protection.

    • Vamsi Krishna Karthikeya Sarma

      Thank you very much Abhishek for your prompt response. My Region is not humid and the rainfall will be average. As Samsung is providing 10 year compressor and 5 year condenser warranty for the above said model i am willing to go ahead with this. This unit is gonna cost me 43.8K including everything. Can you suggest me any other Brand of 5 star inverter A/c’s apart from samsung?

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

      Samsung has come out with a great deal for their inverter ACs. I doubt any other brand will be able to match it. You can go for it.

  • suhasish

    hi Abhishekji,
    First of all a lot of thanks to you for your great job over the years….
    I am from kolkata and planning to buy an 1.5 ton 3 star inverter ac for my 12 x 12 x 10 ft room with copper and anti corrosion protection. I am also looking for an ac with R410a refrigerant. I have selected 2 models i.e. bluestar BI-3cnhw18nafu(@44300 as per dealer) & bluestar BI-3nhw18cafu(@45400 as per dealer) which are within my budget. As i found in bluestar brochure that the net weight of the ODU of the above mentioned models are 34 kg & 37 kg respectively which seems to be a bit lower as compared to other brands like Hitachi, Dikin etc. and even than the p series models of bluestar also which are around 44- 45 kgs. Does it mean that the material used in these models are cheap/ not up to the mark..? Or the copper pipes used in these models are thin..? as from your site I’ve come to know that the quality of copper used in an ac is also a very important matter to consider.. would I still go with one of these models..? Are they good enough..? please suggest..

  • Santosh Patil

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am from mumbai, planning to buy split AC in a week, I have finalized that I should go for inverter 5star AC. I have shortlisted some models can you please help to find out which one will be better among these

    1) Hitachi RAU518IWEA (Kashikoi 5300i) cause 5400i not available in mkt

    2) Daikin FTKM50

    3) Bluestar 5CNHW18PAFUS

    confused between gas type – R410A (Hitachi) and R32 (Daikin),

    overall which one is better please suggest.

    No Budget

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

      Hi Santosh,

      In general R32 is a greener refrigerant as compared to R410A. So from that perspective R32 is better.

      As far as these 3 models are concerned, the Hitachi and Daikin models have similar energy efficiency, but Hitachi model has slightly more cooling capacity. Blue Star model has higher efficiency than these two and also has high cooling capacity. All are copper models. I think Blue Star model is a great choice.

    • rohit

      GM Abhishek ji,

      Sir, I differ on the above comment. I have checked the brochure of Hitachi, Daikin and Bluestar. The best cooling and energy efficient ACs are of Hitachi in all the categories of 1, 1.5 & 2 Ton ACs. The maximum cooling capacity of Bluestar 1.5 ton ACs is 5190 whereas Hitachi 1.5 ton AC cooling goes upto 5400 and in 2 Ton AC, in Bluestar AC it is upto 6400 and in Hitachi it goes upto 7000.

      This comes just in my mind as I am also looking for AC of 2Ton for myself.

      Regards

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

      Hi Rohit,

      My comment was for 3 specific models that were listed in above comment. It was based on the data that I have from BEE.

  • sachin

    Hello Abhishek, Please help to select the best models out of these 2 Inverter Air Conditioner –
    1) LG – JS-Q18NPXA
    2) Samsung – AR12MV3HEWK

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

      LG JS-Q18NPXA would be more energy efficient and a better choice.

  • Sachin Gupta

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am planning to buy split AC in a week or so. Seems to be getting good deals from nearby stores on Samsung Inverter 3 star (AR18MV3HEWK/2017) and Videocon non-inverter 5 star (VSA55.RV2) models. As per the size of room, 1.5 ton AC suits my needs. May I request you to kindly guide me to make up mind on which one would be the better option to go with?
    I am getting Samsung @ approx. 35K and Videocon @ approx. 31K – both inclusive of all installation related costs.

    Or if there is any other suggestion from your side. My budget is approx. 35K. Requirement is 1.5 ton with brand reliability and energy efficiency.

    • Jasprit Uppal

      Hi sachin, same decision factors as yours. Are you getting it in Delhi? If yes, please can you share contact details for Samsung selling dealer.

      @Abhishek: Thanks for the amazing work and inputs. Not sure if dealer contact details can be posted / not. Feel free to moderate as per your rules.

    • rohit

      Hi Jaspal ji and Sachin ji,

      I am also looking to buy a 2 ton AC for myself. I had even checked the prices of 3 star Hitachi which were coming around 31-32500/- for different models in Delhi. If you want we can do group buying of ACs. Please contact me if you are or any other person is interested, do share.

      @abhishek – Sir can you share details as how to do group buying so that we get maximum discount… And would be great if someone can share the details of any distributor he knows in Delhi.

      I had also found a link while surfing of persons importing Mitsubishi AC from Thailand to Delhi in bulk but was unable to get the dealer contact details. Just Google and see.

      @Abhishek ji can we get the importer details from somewhere and if yes how?

    • rohit

      Hi Jaspal ji and Sachin ji,

      I am also looking to buy a 2 ton AC for myself. I had even checked the prices of 3 star Hitachi which were coming around 31-32500/- for different models in Delhi. If you want we can do group buying of ACs. Please contact me if you are or any other person is interested at 9 0 1 31 36640.

      @abhishek – Sir can you share details as how to do group buying so that we get maximum discount… And would be great if someone can share the details of any distributor he knows in Delhi.

      I had also found a link while surfing of persons importing Mitsubishi AC from Thailand to Delhi in bulk but was unable to get the dealer contact details. Just Google and see.

      @Abhishek ji can we get the importer details from somewhere and if yes how?

      Moderator, pls be free to edit the message as u like but phase keep it.

    • rohit

      Hi Jaspal ji and Sachin ji,

      I am also looking to buy a 2 ton AC for myself. I had even checked the prices of 3 star 1.5 ton Hitachi which were coming around 31-32500/- for different models in Delhi. If you want we can do group buying of ACs. Please contact me if you are or any other person is interested at 9 0 1 31 36640.

      @abhishek – Sir can you share details as how to do group buying so that we get maximum discount… And would be great if someone can share the details of any distributor he knows in Delhi.

      I had also found a link while surfing of persons importing Mitsubishi AC from Thailand to Delhi in bulk but was unable to get the dealer contact details. Just Google and see.

      @Abhishek ji can we get the importer details from somewhere and if yes how?

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

      As long as a message does not contain URL (website link) for marketing, we do not remove it. Or if someone tries to do excessive marketing or deceptive marketing, then also we remove the comments. You can share dealer contact details.

    • rohit

      Hi Jaspal ji and Sachin ji,

      I am also looking to buy a 2 ton AC for myself. I had even checked the prices of 3 star Hitachi which were coming around 31-32500/- for different models in Delhi. If you want we can do group buying of ACs. Please contact me if you are or any other person is interested at 9 0 1 31 36640.

      @abhishek – Sir can you share details as how to do group buying so that we get maximum discount… And would be great if someone can share the details of any distributor he knows in Delhi.

      I had also found a link while surfing of persons importing Mitsubishi AC from Thailand to Delhi in bulk but was unable to get the dealer contact details. Just Google and see.

      @Abhishek ji can we get the importer details from somewhere and if yes how?

      Moderated is requested to keep this message by editing what they want to do so that we can firm a group for group buying.

    • Jasprit Uppal

      Sorry, I misread the model number. In fact AR18MV5HEWK is available 37k AI which is 5 ISEER rating. You can cover up extra amount in 1/1.5 years

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

      Hi Sachin,

      I would suggest you to go for Samsung inverter model. It will be better and more efficient.

  • Zabardast

    I was going through your blog.I am plannig to by and inverter AC upto 36k..ocan yu help me with your suggestions?I like LG JS-Q18VPXD 1.5 Ton 3 Star Dual Inverter Split AC and also thinking of samsung newly launched one too but both of them have aluminium condenser .i have learnt that copper is better which forces me to think over to voltas 185V DYE 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split Air Conditioner..though the name contains 5 star its eer is 3 something.

    Or Daikin 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC White (FTKH50RRV) is another option.Also how much installation charges are extra.

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

      Hi Navneet,

      If you want 1.5 ton inverter AC in 36K then LG and Samsung are your best bet. I would also suggest you to check Whirlpool Fantasia 1.5 ton 3 star inverter AC (the new ones with copper). That may also fit in your budget. I doubt that you will get Voltas 185V DYE in your budget (it is difficult to get 5 star rated models in that budget). May be you can get Voltas 183V models in your budget.

      Also Daikin FTKH may also be expensive. Installation would be about 4-5K extra as usually you have to pay for the copper connecting pipes with Daikin (although it varies from Dealer to Dealer).

    • Zabardast

      Thank you so much for your response brother.Brought Whirlpool fantasia 1.5 ton 3 star inverter with copper condenser ans I am getting 10 year warranty on condenser from whirlpool.They upgraded it from 5 to 10 year :). I will update its feedback after 6 month for input to your blog as Isee many user asking same within 4o-50k range max.

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

      That is great and thanks a lot for the feedback. We will look forward to your inputs on the AC.

  • sai kumar

    Hi abishek,

    I am looking for a AC for my parents they stay in Eluru village. The temperature in summer will range from 40 degrees-45 degrees. Could you please suggest if its ok to take an Invertor or 5 star ac will be good as they will be using it only during summer season which lasts for 3-4 months and daily for 6-8 hours. Considering all the factors like budget,Cost of operation and maintenance cost and availability of spare parts in case of repair can u suggest me a 1.5 Ton capacity A/C for 10*12 room. I can spend for 35000 – 45000. I’m in a confusion to take Ogeneral by bypassing my budget and spend 60000 for it or go for brands like Hitachi, Daikin, Bluestar, Voltas. As i have seen these brands are coming in my budget range and you even mentioned they even have good A/C models in your website. Suggest me the brand and also if-possible any particular model.

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

      Hi Sai Kumar,

      I would suggest that you use the calculator on this page to calculate the right size of AC and also understand the economic impact (buying & usage) of various star rated AC. I think 1.5 ton would be big for a 10*12 room and the calculator will suggest you the right one. You can use Vijayawada or Visakhapatnam as a city in the calculator (whichever is closer). Inverter ACs save much more as compared to non inverter ACs but then the choice depends on tariff as well as usage. The calculator has the tariffs built in, so you will understand how much you will save with different star ratings. Once you have decided on the tonnage and star ratings, I can suggest you models.

      Please note, a 1 ton inverter AC can extend to 1.2 ton (max), so if you need 1.2 tons for your room, even a 1 ton inverter AC would work fine. And if that is the case, then you can get very efficient models in your budget.

    • sai kumar

      Hi abishek thanks for the reply our room is 12*15 so that’s the reason for buying an 1.5 ton ac. Can u suggest any inverter model in the price range of 35000-45000. Which is easy to operate and with less maintenance.

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

      Hi Sai Kumar,

      You can get BEE 3 star rated inverter ACs in your budget. If you want premium brands then you can go for these models:

      Hitachi RAU318EWEAS (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/E~nGo!NNNN )
      Hitachi RAU318KWEA (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/9ZpBJTuuuN )
      Blue Star 3CNHW18CAFU (Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2mrNQmU )
      Daikin FTKH50 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/gXC0eTuuuN )

      Whirlpool Fantasia Inverter 1.5 ton is also a great option as now it comes with Copper condenser and would cost less than the premium brands. LG & Samsung also have great options in this price range and they give great warranty. In case your area is not very corrosive (environment is not corrosive) then LG and Samsung will have better (more efficient) options.

    • sai kumar

      Thanks for suggesting if I would check and buy any of these.

  • Jayesh Ginoya

    I have few query regarding inverter AC. Can you please share your email address for same? or can I ask query in this forum itself?

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

      I would suggest that you ask your question in this forum itself. We do not answer to questions on emails or on phone. This forum is meant for the same.

    • Jayesh Ginoya

      I am planning to buy inverter AC. Executives in market have confused me in following 2 points.

      1) Currently I have 10*10 feet room but in future if I will change my house it may increase (max 12*10 feet)(as I am leaving as rent now) Sales executive has told me that in inveter technology Ton size don’t matter in context of power consumption so you can go with 1 ton or 1.5 ton Power consumption will be same for you. Is it correct information?

      2) Also Sales executive has told me that if you have daily AC uses less than 10-12 hours then you can’t see power consumption difference between 3 start inverter or 5 start inverter AC. Is it correct information?

      Thanks in advanced..

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

      Here is my response:

      1) 1 ton AC can extend up to 1.2 ton, whereas 1.5 ton can extend up to 1.7 ton. So if your room needs 1.3 or 1.4 ton, then 1.5 ton inverter AC would be better. Also energy efficiency of inverter ACs are far better when they run at lower tonnage. So if your room needs 1 ton cooling then a 1.5 ton inverter AC of same ISEER value will save more electricity as compared to 1 ton inverter AC of same ISEER value.

      2) Disagree with 2nd point as well. All depends on your annual usage of AC, your electricity tariff and power consumption of the AC. 5 star inverter consumes much less power as compared to 3 star inverter. I would suggest that you use the calculator above and see what will be impact on your electricity bills of various star ratings.

  • Syed shoeb..

    Hi Abhishek,
    Thanks alot for your genuine suggestions. . I’m from hyderabad looking for a good BEE AC my room is not that much hot it doesn’t have any direct sunlight as well..length is 12 and breath is 10 feet.. which brand should I go.. Blue star or Daikin or Mitsubhishi.. can I go for 1.5 ton..I heard now a days Daikin is not giving that much quality..and one more question. .if we go for inverter technology will maintenance is costlier for it campare to non inverter. . Kindly suggest..

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

      Hello Syed,

      I would strongly recommend that you use the calculator on this website: https://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

      Using the calculator you can get the tonnage and also the star rating based on your usage of AC. If you can tell me your required tonnage, star rating and budget, then I can suggest you something quickly. We want people to use the calculator to get a quick response. We have to respond to a lot of queries and this helps us in reducing the time.

      The calculator can help you figure out the cost of buying as well as costs that you would incur in electricity while using the AC. This will help you narrow down your choices based on your budget and electricity bills. Inverter AC is always more electricity saving than any normal ac, but all depends on your annual usage (not just the daily one).

      You can also get the list of top most efficient ACs in the market on the page.

      Brand wise Blue Star, Daikin and Mitsubishi are all premium, I would suggest that you go for the one model from these brands which is most electricity saving while giving good enough cooling. Regular AMC for inverter AC should not be too high compared to non inverter AC.

    • Jayesh Ginoya

      What is full form of AMC.

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

      AMC is annual maintenance contract.

    • sanket dholaria

      Annual Maintenance Contract

  • sanket dholaria

    Hi,

    Based on you previous responses I have finalized that I should go for inverter type AC. I have shortlisted some models can you please help to find out which one will be better among these

    Daikin
    1) FTKH50RRV16
    2) FTKP50RRV16

    Bluestar
    BI/BO – 3CNHW18TAFU
    BI/BO – 3CNHW18NAFU

    Panasonic
    CS/CU – YS18RKY

    My budget is 40K I think most of these will come in my budget

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

      Daikin FTKP50 would be the most efficient among these.

    • sanket dholaria

      and second choice? This could be a bit costlier

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

      Blue Star 3CNHW18TAFU would be the 2nd choice.

    • sanket dholaria

      Hi,

      Sorry to Bother you again, My dealer has suggested me one more Blue star Ac BI- 3HNHW17RBFU , this one is 1.4 T. I am not able to find it online but my dealer has sent me specifications and its attached with this message https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4e2a895bd8735478f2ae87a945fd648e5213d7aa64b570540793691b37139029.jpg . Can you tell me which one is better? 3CNHW18TAFU or 3HNHW17RBFU .

      One more thing, this new model has heating and cooling both options. Is it a a good thing or there are any drawbacks of this kind of multi purpose ACs?

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

      3CNHW18TAFU would be a better choice if you do not use room heater in winters.

    • sanket dholaria

      Sorry to bother you again. My dealer has given me new blue star model with 1.4T capacity BI- 3HNHW17RBFU. This has heating and cooling both options. AC with both option has and drawback as compare to normal AC? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4e2a895bd8735478f2ae87a945fd648e5213d7aa64b570540793691b37139029.jpg

      I am not able to find it online, do you think its a good option as compare to 3CNHW18TAFU

      I have attached specifications provided by my dealer.

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

      I would not suggest going for a hot and cold AC unless you have a need of room heaters in winters. Typically hot and cold ACs have slightly lower cooling efficiency as compared to cooling only models. But if you plan to replace a room heater, then hot and cold is a fantastic choice.

    • sanket dholaria

      Thanks a lot for your Time. Really helpful

  • sanket dholaria

    Bluestar or Daikin? which one is better?

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

      Both are fantastic. Blue Star is a leading indian brand. Daikin is a Japanese leader.

    • sanket dholaria

      Hi Abhishek,

      I have shortlisted below mentioned models, please help me finalize.

      Daikin

      1)FTKH50RRV15
      2)FTKP50RRV16

      Blue Star

      1)BI-3CNHW18TAFU
      2)BI-3CNHW18NAFU

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

      Daikin FTKP50 would be most energy efficient.

  • Amit Bhattacharyya , Kolkata

    hi Abhishek ,we have decided to buy Hitachi Kashikoi 5300i 1.5 TR A .C for my room 13 by 12 by 10. my questions are 1) which gas they use ? 2) how is the power consumption ? 3) is it a copper condenser ? 4) is it an inverter AC ?

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

      Hi Amit,

      Here is my response:

      1) R410A
      2) Annual Electricity Consumption (for 1600 hrs): 867 units
      3) Yes it is copper.
      4) Yes it is Inverter AC with BEE 5 star rating.

  • Sanjay Nair

    Hi Abhishek,

    I would like to know the Annual Electricity Consumption of “Whirlpool EZ Fantasia 1 Ton Inverter AC (3 Star)”. Is it worth buying if I’m getting it for 31000/-

    I have to decide between Whirlpool and Voltas (123VEY). Please help in making the decision.

    Thanks.

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

      3 star inverter AC from Whirlpool has annual electricity consumption (for 1600 hrs) of 741.19 …. whereas that of 123VEY is 731.440 …. so Voltas model is slightly more energy saving.

    • Sanjay Nair

      Thanks.. Abhishek.
      So a difference of 10 units (per year) and a price difference of 5000/- (Whirlpool is less) is making me incline towards Whirlpool.
      Whirlpool is also a well known brand and gives good for Service Backup. Previously I had Whirlpool Ref. the service was prompt.

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

      Whirlpool is a good brand and you can certainly go for it.

  • Nikhil

    Is Onida INV12RGO a good option for bedroom 10×10 in Mumbai. Please suggest the best ac except OGeneral as it’s over expensive. Usage 6-7 hours. Budget 35k-40k

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

      For 10×10 room in Mumbai a 0.75 ton inverter AC would be good enough. I would suggest that you go for Daikin FTKM25 or FTKP25. You may also look at Blue Star 5CNHW09PAFUSMRT ….. these would be much better options.

  • Prathima

    Hi Abhishek,

    Firstly Thank you for your guidance. We are planning to take Inverter AC 1.5 T, I finalized three ACs based on the budget and also your previous recommendation to others.
    1. BLUE STAR P series 5 STAR Inverter (BI-5CNHW18PAFU Split AC)
    2. DAIKIN 3 STAR Inverter (FTKH50RRV16)
    3. Samsung 5 STAR Inverter (AR18JV5HATQNNA)

    I am not getting BLUE STAR AC in stores normally. I need to go with dealer to buy it. So they said the price of BLUE STAR model I said earlier is 52000. And DAIKIN is 42500, But I am confused because it is 3 STAR rated. And finally Samsung is 42400. I liked the look of samsung and the dealer told me that is has digital inveter. multijet plus technology, 10 years warranty on compressor and 5 year warranty on condenser, single user mode (We can switch 1.5 T to 1 T based on the number of people at home) and 8 poll cooling system etc…

    Please recommend which one i should go for. Thank you in Advance.

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

      Hi Prathima,

      Blue Star BI-5CNHW18PAFU is a great model and if you can get it in your budget and from a dealer, then that would be the best. Samsung 5 star rated model would be my second best choice because that is also BEE 5 star rated. All inverter ACs can auto adjust their tonnage as per room’s needs and thus the switch from 1.5 ton to 1 ton is possible in every inverter tech AC.

    • Prathima

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thank you for your Suggestion. Please suggest me the best models in Blue star and Hitcachi. I am looking BEE 5 Star rated, 1.5 ton inverter AC.

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

      In Blue star 5CNHW18PAFU (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2lolKIQ ) is good.

      In Hitachi RAU518CWEA would be the best else RAU518IWEA is also good.

    • Prathima

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thank you for your reply!!!!

      I am confused between Blue Star, Samsung and Hitachi. Some of my friends are telling that Blue Star market has been down now and compared to that Samsung is best in terms of service and all.

      Please suggest whether I can go for Blue star or not? And also please suggest the priority. I am staying in Hyderabad and the environment is not too corrode. My budget is 40-50K. Please help me to buy the best one for long run.

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

      Hi Prathima,

      Brand wise all three are top notch. But if you still want to compare on technology then I would say Hitachi would be on top for me followed by Blue Star and then Samsung with slight difference here and there.

    • Bilal Inamdar

      Hi Prathima,
      I saw ur post and thought of posting my experience.
      The bluestar pafu is available in two model normal and wifi (smart). I got the rate of around 49 for the smart one (yes right). The daikin was quite harder to find than bluestart. Also regarding the samsung It is Aluminium but it is still okay as they give 5yr warranty on him. I myself purchased Hitachi waza 3200i which was around 43.5k in croma store. It is so cool today had the installation done and tonight is the first night. Feeling so good. Yes it is 3 star but 3.99 iseer. I would suggest to go with bluestar/samsung and drop daikin as the parts and after sales of bluestart and samsung is good/cheap. Hey one minute the samsung u listed isn’t ISEER it is EER rated. so go with Bluestar it is best in ur range bargain for 48-50k… 52k is way to much. If the samsung u listed is ISEER rating than go with it as cost if very less around 8k differnence for 5 star rated iseer is game changer. Also i saw more bad reviews on initial search of samsung model u listed. Hope my post helps.

    • Prathima

      Hi Bilal,

      Thank you for your reply!!!

      Please suggest me the best models in Blue star and Hitcachi. I am looking BEE 5 Star rated, 1.5 ton inverter AC.

  • Prashantha A L

    Hi Abhishek,

    I came to know lot of information from here. Thanks for a lot for so much information in one place. Am from Bangalore. For my room as per calculation need 1 ton AC.(12 X 10 X 9).

    My flat in apartment is in top floor. Extremely hot during summer. Necessity of AC is only on summer b/w march to June.

    Here are my priorities:
    1] Power saving (Am looking for only invert type 4 or 5 star)
    2] Corrosion protection
    3] Effective cooling
    4] Less noise

    I have done research only in LG brand. My Budget is 40 K.

    Below are one the in my list
    BSA12PMZD – LG ISSE 4.74
    BSA12BEYD – LG EER 3.47
    BSA12IMA – LG ISSE 4.2

    There is no information on the corrosion protection in LG website for the above models. In my home all the large appliances are from LG.
    So Trying to go for LG for AC also :).

    Can you please suggest which is best one among above or any other brand/model I can look into? I heard Dikin is better than LG.

    Thanks
    Prashantha A L

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

      Hi Prashantha,

      Brandwise we have given our perception on top of this page and I think LG is a great brand. You can certainly go for LG. They do come with corrosion protection and that is why they confidently give 5 years warranty on the condenser. They mostly have aluminium condenser with good corrosion protection. We always try to recommend the most efficient AC and thus BSA12PMZD would be recommended.

      If you want premium brands then you may look at Hitachi, Mitsubishi, Daikin, but the model BSA12PMZD is really good.

    • Prashantha A L

      Hello Abhishek,

      Thanks for your reply.I came to know from LG Brand store BSA12PMZD & BSA12IMA are phased out models. BSA12PMZD & BSA12IMA was not available in other LG authorized stores also.
      I had left option in LG with highest ISSE is BSA12BEYD. I had booked on 28th Feb 2017 in Corma for 39490 INR. Got delivery on 1st March 2017 morning.
      I had already got a call from LG for installation on same day delivery , they are ready to come on 1st March 2017 it self.

      Thanks ,
      Prashantha A L

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

      Great! Do let us know your feedback on the model and also on the installation experience.

  • Nitin Machado

    Hi, I want to Buy Ac. 1.5 ton for room 16*11*11 with invertor & 5 star. Can you advice goo AC, budget nearly 35 to 40 k.

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

      Hi Nitin,

      Difficult to get a BEE 5 star rated inverter AC in 35 to 38K. But you can get BEE 3 star rated inverter AC of 1.5 ton in your budget. You may look at some of these:

      Daikin FTKH50 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/y8kBC!NNNN )
      LG JS-Q18BPXA (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/ysrtC!NNNN )
      Voltas 183VEY (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/yJage!NNNN )

  • Rahul Rajendran

    Excellent calculator! Keep up the great work! The yearly units consumption is very handy! It gives a good indication of how many years it’ll take to recover the additional upfront cost of an higher rated model and therefore comes in handy in deciding which model to go for.

    I live in Bangalore, where in my experience, typically early mornings become colder compared to late evenings. So I’m wondering if a non-inverter AC would end making the room too cold as the night progress. I’m guessing that an inverter AC would more suitable as it can run at lower speeds as dawn approaches. Do you think this argument has merit, or is the difference not so significant?

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

      Your argument certainly has a lot of merit and holds true as well. From a comfort point of view, inverter ACs are far superior as compared to non inverter ACs. They are much better in maintaining temperature. And what you have mentioned is something that I have personally experienced when I shifted from non inverter to inverter AC. Non Inverter AC makes the room much more cold whereas inverter AC is far better in maintaining temperature.

  • Ashish

    Hello Abhishek, first of all thanks for guiding everyone one this. I am planning to buy inverter 1.0 T AC (tonnage calculated based bijli bachao site), I finalized two ACs based on my budget as well your previous recommendation to others. 1. DAIKIN FTKH series (33490/-) and 2. Panasonic (CS-YS12RKY, 33990/-) but another vendor told this Panasonic model is discontinued as it is without ISEER rating, go for Panasonic CS-US12SKY (37500/-) as it brand new 2017 model and comes with 3 star rating. Please recommend which one i should go for. Furthermore one more vendor suggested LG with dual inverted (31000/-) saying it is best among new AC models and comes with 10 year compressor warranty and 5 year condenser (including gas filling). Almost all vendors said here in my place (Thane), Panasonic is best among three for after sales service. Please recommend which one i should go for among the three. Thank you in Advance.

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

      Hi Ashish,

      I personally have a panasonic inverter AC at my place and I have absolutely no complaints against it. They have good technology in general. Both me and a friend of mine purchased inverter AC together 3 years back and he got a Daikin and I got panasonic. When I compared both of them, I found Daikin better in terms of cooling. But then I have not complaints against panasonic as well. You choice depends a lot on the after sales service as well and thus I would say that you should go for the Panasonic model (the newer star rated one).

    • Ashish

      Thank you so much Abhishek! much appreciated…

  • Naveed Shaikh

    Plz rate following Ac Brands in sequence of Performance Quality & Durability
    O-General,Mitsubishi,Hitachi,Carrier,Bluestar,Daikin ?

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

      All of them are premium brands. Difficult to rate them.

  • Naveed Shaikh

    Hi Abhishek
    My Room size is 9.5×6.5×9 Ft (LxBxH)
    What size Ac is Best suitable for me. I am from Mumbai
    Also suggest Best Ac Brand for me as per ur suggestion.
    Which of these 3 Brands are best in Quality & Performance
    O general,Mitsubishi & Hitachi Budget 35k
    4-5 Hrs usage daily
    Also suggest some Best suitable Models

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

      A 0.75 ton inverter AC would be the best for you. You can easily get it in your budget. Daikin FTKM25 or FTKP25 or Mitsubishi 0.75 ton inverter AC would work awesome for you and would fit in your budget as well.

  • Preeti Chaudhary

    Hi abhishek ji
    I am from hissar hr.My house lobby is 20*20*11 all sides r covered ground floor no direct sunlight. 600 hrs mex in year only guest purpose.pls advice me the right split ac wt tonage n star rating. My budget is 50k mex .

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

      To cool the whole lobby uniformly, you would need about 3.5 to 4 tons of cooling. So you will have to put two ACs (atleast 1.5 ton each). You would not get very efficient ones in your budget. If you want to cool only the seating area then you may go for a 2 ton AC close to the seating area and that would provide comfort over there. But cooling the whole room will be extremely difficult. Let me know what you want to do and I can suggest accordingly.

  • jp singh

    I want to buy an air conditioner for my room which is 23 by 11 feet.Height of the room is 11feet. It is on the top floor in delhi and west facing. The electricity charges are approximately 8 rupees per unit. Could you recommend a suitable split air conditioner for me

    • yash

      Hi Mr. Singh & other Delhi friends,

      Can we all unite here and do group buying of ACs which will be more economical.

      If anyone want to do group buying in Delhi can contact me at 9 8 6 8 4 6 6 0 4 2.

      Regards

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

      I guess you would need about 3 tons of cooling for your room. I would suggest that you confirm the same using the calculator above. But then the choice depends on your usage of AC. How much will you use the AC? Also what is your budget for the AC? If you go for smaller size then you would not get uniform cooling across the room and will only get local cooling close to the AC.

  • Ajay Agrawal

    I am looking for AC between this two model please suggest what is best for me Samsung – AR18MV5HEWK / AR18MV5HETQ and LG JSQ18WTXD / JSQ18ATXD

    Which one I should go for between both of them

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

      AR18MV5HETQ is a BEE 5 star rated one and a good one. You can go for it.

  • Dinil

    Hi Abhishek,

    I need to buy an AC and looking for 1 ton, 5 star, budget 35k. I live in Kerala.
    Could you please suggest some good brands and models ?
    Thanks!
    Dinil

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

      Hi Dinil,

      In your budget, you may also get 1 ton BEE 3 star rated inverter type air conditioner which can save more electricity as compared to BEE 5 star rated non inverter air conditioners. I would suggest that you look at these:

      Blue Star 3CNHW12CAFU (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2lKDUDZ )
      Daikin FTKH35 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/tFM1t!NNNN )
      Voltas 123V EY or 123V DYb

      These would fit in your budget and would give you better savings.

  • Amit

    hi Abhishek.
    Need a 1 ton AC ASAP and I have to select one from below so can pls let me know which one i go for.

    Hitachi RAU312KWD 24,000
    Bluestar 3HW12FAX1 27,000
    Haier HSU 13TCB3C 26,000

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

      I would say, go for Hitachi RAU312KWD

    • Amit

      if hitachi is not in stock then which one sir

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

      What is your budget?

  • Nirmal kedia

    Hi abhishek
    I want to buy a Split invertor AC 1 ton suggested by ur calculator (For cooling requirement of 1.1 Ton) Budget around 40K, Please suggest any good AC.
    I am living in surat.

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

      You may look at these:

      Daikin FTKP35 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/gX0qvTuuuN )
      Blue Star 3CNHW12CAFU (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2lH5JLx )
      Daikin FTKH35 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/tFM1t!NNNN )

    • Nirmal kedia

      Sir
      I have selected 2 model and getting confused which 1 to select
      1. 5CNHW12PAFU 40k
      2. FTKM35RRV16 42K
      PLZ GUIDE ME WHICH ONE IS THE BEST FOR ME

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

      From energy efficiency point of view both are almost the same. Daikin is a Japanese brand while Blue Star Indian. It is like deciding between a honda city and maruti ciaz :) ….. both are fantastic. You can pick one based on the one that has a better service in your area.

    • Nirmal kedia

      Thank you

  • Ravi Teja

    Hi Abhishek,

    I have finalized LG JS-Q18NPXA. Please give some insights on this model. Is it having aluminium condenser but not sure if this is having anti corrosion coating.

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

      Hi Ravi,

      This model has ISEER of 3.86 and annual electricity consumption (1600 hrs) of 1040 units. The model has dual inverter compressor which is quite silent (31 db) and LG also claims that it will cool faster. LG usually mentions if the model has copper condenser. Otherwise they mostly have models with aluminium condenser with corrosion protection and I think this model has the same. This model has good protection for voltage fluctuations for the PCB and I think that it is a strong plus point. I think it is a good model and you can certainly go for it.

    • Ravi Teja

      Thanks For Insights Abhishek!

      I went ahead and bought 3 pieces of the above said LG model. LG JS-Q18NPXA

      I would say this works amazingly well.
      The best part is its sooo silent that in low fan speed there is not sound at all. (I have checked twice if the is running or not).
      Well the design too is simple and neat. It blends well with my interiors or any kind of interiors in that case.

      Thanks again!

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

      Thanks a lot for the feedback Ravi. This helps us in making our recommendations.

  • Sameer Kumar Ayyagari

    Hi Abhishek,

    Can you give me few insights on JS-Q18APXD1. I am not able to find this model in LG site, but Reliance digital has some offer on it.

    Regards,
    Sameer

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

      Hi Sameer,

      Even I am not able to find it on LG website, however, I can see it on BEE’s database. So LG certainly would have released the product. On BEE it’s ISEER is 3.86 with annual electricity consumption (1600 hrs) of 1040 units. Now because this model is not there on LG’s website I cannot get a lot of details about it. LG usually has Aluminium condenser and they mention it on the website if it is copper. But they do provide good corrosion protection.

    • Sameer Kumar Ayyagari

      Hello Abhishek,

      Guy in Reliance digital is claming that it is equivalent to JS-Q18NPXA and has few extra filters. Is it true ? Do you suggest it ?

      Regards,
      Sameer

    • Sameer Kumar Ayyagari

      Thanks Abhishek,

      The shop keeper is saying it is equivalent to Q18NPXA with some additional filters. In case if it’s true can I go ahead with it ?

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

      You can certainly go ahead with it. LG models are really good in general.

    • rohit

      I have seen that you are an expert in all type of appliances. So I would like to ask you about buying a food processor in budget of rs.6000 with 700-800w speed preferably. I earlier had inalsa food processor, it was good but while using juicer, it left quite juice in the remains. Would be obliged if you can help finding the right food processor?

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

      Hi Rohit,

      We are in process to do research and add category for food processors, but currently we do not have one. So I am sorry, I would not be able to help you on this.

  • Sameer

    Hi Abhishek,

    Can you give me few insights on JS-Q18APXD1. I am not able to find this model in LG site, but Reliance digital has some offer on it.

    Regards,
    Sameer

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

      Hi Sameer,

      Even I am not able to find it on LG website, however, I can see it on BEE’s database. So LG certainly would have released the product. On BEE it’s ISEER is 3.86 with annual electricity consumption (1600 hrs) of 1040 units. Now because this model is not there on LG’s website I cannot get a lot of details about it. LG usually has Aluminium condenser and they mention it on the website if it is copper. But they do provide good corrosion protection.

  • Manjeet Kandari

    Hi abhishek,
    I want to buy a Split AC 1.5 ton & 3 Star,Budget around 31K, Please suggest any good AC. i saw whirlpool 3D cool xtream i like its look and they are also saying that this is more electricity sufficient then inventor AC. Please suggest.

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

      If you can extend your budget and buy a Daikin DTC50 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/feUJDTuuuN ) or FTC50 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/fR~A3TuuuN ) then it would be really good. You can also look at Hitachi RAU317KWD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2mayGT5 ) …. third good option would be Whirlpool 3D Cool.

      Although BEE 3 star rated non inverter AC would never ever save more electricity as compared to inverter AC.

    • Manjeet Kandari

      Hi abhishek,
      Thx for suggestion, i have plan to buy from CSD so i checked with the canteen they have few models and i have selected LG AC but there is some models which makes confuse.
      LG JSQ18SPXD
      LG JSQ18AUXA
      LG JSQ18NPXA

      can you plz suggest me which is the best one.

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

      Hi Manjeet,

      Specs wise all are quite similar. AUXA is old model. I think JS-Q18NPXA is the best as it has slightly lower power consumption.

    • Manjeet Kandari

      THX abhishek, i have searched 1 more Split AC called LG dual inverter jsq18spxd, Is it good and could you plz tell me what is the difference normal inverter AC and dual inverter AC.

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

      Hi Manjeet,

      Dual Inverter is an LG Technology and is not available in other brands. LG claims that dual technology cools faster. As far as energy savings are concerned, for that you should look at ISEER or the AC and frankly there are many ACs that have higher ISEERs than the AC from LG. So I do not see any significant difference as far as energy efficiency is concerned, but then it claims to cool faster and certainly at 29 db it is super quite. So you will not hear any sound from the AC.

      Otherwise LG is a good brand. They have aluminium condenser for most ACs with good corrosion protection. As long as you do not stay in an extremely corrosive environment, I do not see any problems in going with it.

  • Snehal Jivtode

    Hi Abhishekji

    Sir, Living in Baroda ,My room size is 12ft x 10 ft x 10 ft. Living on 2nd floor.No direct sun light except One wall facing south.Please suggest Me Good brand with Model No.and with capacity.Budget is 40k.Can suggest Primium brand also with model nos……..Thnx

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

      Hi Snehal,

      I would suggest that you first use the calculator given above on this page to calculate the right size and also understand the impact of various star ratings. Once you have the idea on size and star ratings, you can either look at the list of top ten models (again given above) or if you are confused then I can help you out.

    • Snehal Jivtode

      Thank sirji ..Calculator shows 1 ton and have short listed following models
      1)Mitsubishi —1.1 ton –SRK13CRS-S6—5 STAR
      2)OGeneral –1 ton—-12 BHTA –3 STAR
      3) DIKIN–1.2 TON –DTC 42 RRV16–3 STAR

      Please suggest me which one is good w.r.t cooling , saving of electricity etc. Also ,if you have any other models in your mind pls. suggest that also with some

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

      Mitsubishi SRK13CRS-S6 would be most electricity saving as it is a 5 star rated model. Models with 5 star ratings are always more electricity saving than 3 star models. Also Mitsubishi has powerful ACs and so even w.r.t cooling it would be better. All these are premium brands, and I think if Mitsubishi SRK13CRS-S6 fits in your budget, you should go for it.

  • Ravi Teja

    Hi Abhishek,

    This is a general query, Why does only LG, Samsung give 10 years warranty on Compressor and other brands are limited to max of 5 years warranty?

    And premium brands like Daikin, Blue Star etc., only provide limited warranty of 1-5 years ?

    Thanks,
    Teja

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

      Hi Ravi,

      I can only guess. In general inverter technology compressor is quite robust and it is quite unlikely that it would fail in 10 years. Lot of brands add extra warranty just to give customers confidence in the brand. Lately LG and Samsung got some flak because of their aluminium condenser (not compressor). They have improved the condensers with corrosion protection etc, but just to give some more confidence to the consumers, they may have added that extra warranty. Otherwise 10+ years should be good enough life for a compressor.

    • yash

      hi sir,
      I have come to the conclusion that the following are the best companies for AC from 1 to 6 (as per my knowledge)
      1. Mitsubishi
      2. Hitachi
      3. Daikin
      4. Panasonic
      5. Toshiba
      6. Bluestar
      But as per me, LG and Samsung does not make good ACs.
      Reg. compressors, just want to tell you that I earlier had 2 window ACs of LG and Whirlpool and both of which the compressors had become faulty after which I replaced them with Split ACs.
      Lastly I want to know is there any way we can do group buying along with persons coming to this website from the nearby areas or is there any website which can help in group buying .
      Would be obliged if such an initiative is taken on your website

    • yash

      Hi sir,

      So why is it said that LG ac bad when compared to Hitachi or Mitsubishi AC even though they are giving 10 years warranty as compared to 5 year from Hitachi or Mitsubishi?

      LG is also giving leakage warranty of 5 years from their AC but dealers are not able to give its correct details. They say that if there is a gas leakage in AC, it will be repaired free of cost for 5 years.

      Can you through some light on the 5 years condenser leakage warranty and 10 years warranty on compressor? Is there anything which we are missing on the fine print?

    • yash

      hi sir,
      Thanks for the reply. As far as I have read through your website and others, I have come to the conclusion that the following are the best companies for AC from 1 to 6 (as per my knowledge)

      1. Mitsubishi
      2. Hitachi
      3. Daikin
      4. Panasonic
      5. Toshiba
      6. Bluestar

      But as per me, LG and Samsung does not make good ACs.

      Now comes the question of corrosion. As far as I have studies and found out corrosion protection details are not given by Mitsubishi or Hitachi neither on their website nor in their brochure. In Daikin there are two model as per company brochure which is FTC-E and FTKP-E series. (E) which has corrosion protection and those are also 2016 models and nothing has till now come out for 2017. Other Daikin ACs don’t have corrosion protection.

      I have not gone through the rest of the companies till now as dealers are not able to show any models as they say that the companies will launch ACs in March 2017.

      Reg. compressors, just want to tell you that I earlier had 2 window ACs of LG and Whirlpool and both of which the compressors had become faulty after which I replaced them with Split ACs.

      Lastly I want to know is there any way we can do group buying along with persons coming to this website from the nearby areas or is there any website which can help in group buying as earlier we had purchased TVs via http://www.hifivision.com/foru… in which few persons called the distributors / dealers of their area and bargain the prices and then we bought 8-10 TVs together from one distributor who was at that time happened to be Panasonic distributor in South Delhi. Which resulted in nearly 12-15% more saving that the normal shops of our local areas.
      Would be obliged if such an initiative is taken on your website with your help as your website has now-a-days become a hub for persons all over India for buying electronic items.
      Thanks for your help today and always.

    • yash

      Sir,

      Have you experienced vaayuindia. com ACs. How are these chillers when compared to ACs as they consume 1/5th of electricity as compared to ACs?

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

      They have tried to combine features of AC and cooler and I am not sure how effective they are in controlling the humidity.

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

      Hi Yash,

      Your list of top 6 looks quite good. These are some of the top brands.

      As far as specifications are concerned, unfortunately manufacturers do not follow any standards to provide specifications on their website. And so some provide information on material of condenser, some do not. From what I know, Mitsubishi and Hitachi do provide corrosion protection. But I cannot guarantee it for all the models as it is not specified anywhere on their website and brochure.

      As far as group buying is concerned, I think it is a good idea. We will see how we can do it. For all I know, EESL (Or Energy Efficiency Services Limited) which is a Government of India enterprise working on energy efficiency is planning to launch a similar scheme for ACs in next few months (I am not sure of the date right now). They are planning to come up with the most energy efficient AC at a very subsidised rate. I am still to get details of the program. It is going to be on similar lines as what they did with LED Lamps.

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

      As far as compressor is concerned, I do not think one from any brand will fail. The most common complaint in any AC comes for gas leakage and it is lot more loud if the condenser is aluminium as it needs to be replaced in case of failure. Copper ones can be fixed. And LG and Samsung ACs got a lot of condenser complaints in the past because their condensers were aluminium without corrosion protection.

      Now both copper and aluminium can corrode and as I said, copper one can be fixed, but aluminium one needs replacement. Hitachi and Mitsubishi use copper and also apply corrosion protection. LG and Samsung use Aluminium and have not started to put good corrosion protection. But still the perception stays and that is why they have started giving 5 year condenser warranty. Others do not give it because they have never done so.

  • chandan gupta

    Hello Abhishek,

    Could you please suggest which model i need to select out of thiese HItachi Kashikoi Models.

    and please do let me know if it really worthful to invest 4000 more for 5400i compared to 5300i

    Model: Kashikoi 5400i – 1.5 TR (RSA518CAEA)

    Model: Kashikoi 5300i – 1.5 TR (RSB518IAEA)

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

      Hi Chandan,

      Kashikoi 5400i has additional image sensors that auto adjusts cooling in areas where people are present by altering air flow and cooling capacity. It can also reduce cooling if people are not present. These sensors help it reduce electricity consumption and thus it has slightly better ISEER as compared to 5300i. It can help you save additional 50-80 units in a year if your usage is about 1600 hrs. If you are in Mumbai where the tariffs are almost Rs 11, then it could save about Rs 800 a year. But it depends on your tariff and usage.

  • Arkaprova Saha

    Dear Abhishek ,

    I have room size 14x10x9 ft in Kolkata. Please suggest which tonnage is good if I choose inverter AC. LG is my preferable brand and I came to know from their customer service that LG have only one copper condenser in inverter section which is js-q18auxa. My budget is 40k. Can I go for it? And also let me know which is better – copper or multi flow condenser ? Also please suggest the position in the wall where I can install it .

    Thanks,
    Arkaprova

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

      Hi Arkaprova,

      We have a calculator on this page to do the right sizing of an AC. Inverter ACs can stretch about 0.2 tons more than the rated capacity. So a 1.5 ton can extend to 1.7 tons. But the efficiency goes down when it goes beyond marketing tonnage and that is why we have not given separate value for Inverter AC.

      As for the LG model you have mentioned, the EER for the same looks good (it is a BEE 3 star rated model). I am not sure if it is copper or not as it is not available in published information. But if their customer service says so then I would believe them. LG as a brand is quite good and if you are getting this model in your budget then you must go for it.

      For copper and aluminium, let me copy some text that I use to reply most people having confusion about copper and aluminium:

      ***********************
      There are two type of condensers: PFC and copper condenser. We have explained PFC and copper condenser in detail on FAQ no 13 on this page above.

      You can get more details like pictures on that page. Here is the text from it:

      a) PFC (Parallel Flow Condenser) or Multi Jet which is all aluminium. It is highly energy efficient (more than tube and fin condenser) but if it fails it need to be replaced. It can get damaged due to corrosion and thus needs good corrosion protection. Manufacturers specifically mention PFC or Multi Jet.

      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.

      Please NOTE: Both copper and aluminium can corrode and in fact the coil and fin having two metals can corrode faster. The most important thing to look for is corrosion protection and not just copper or aluminium.

      ****************************

    • Arkaprova Saha

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for your reply. Local dealer told me if any issue in multi flow condenser you have to replace it but for copper you have to repair it. I just want to know how much cost is required for replace Multi flow condenser and for repair copper condenser ? Among these two type condenser which one is lasting more?

      Thanks,
      Arkaprova

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

      A lot depends on the thickness of material used. Both copper and aluminium can corrode. If you look at copper ACs, brands like Hitachi use thick copper pipes, whereas if you see a lloyd, they use very thin copper pipes. Same goes with aluminium. A thick sheet would make it last longer whereas a thin one will die down soon. And what your local dealer said is right. Also I am not aware of costs of repair.

  • Sagar

    Dear Abhishek,

    Firstly Appreciate your help and knowledge in this field. Have read many of your post and has help me to shortlist.

    Req: 5-6 hours for 4 months for 120 sq ft room . First floor, direct sunlight for 2 hours in afternoon west facing. Region : Pune

    Shortlisted:
    Blue Star CNHW12CAF ( 1 ton inverter 3 star )
    LG JS-Q12AFXD ( 1 ton inverter 3 star ) – Al ( 5 yrs condenser warranty )

    Questions:
    1. Which one is better in two ?
    2. Shall I go for 5 star OR spending few thousand extra on inverter is worth it in long run.
    3. Or some other is advised ? Price of both the AC’s is almost same. ( ~33k )

    thanks

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

      Hi Sagar,

      Here is my response:

      1) Energy Efficiency wise both are the same. Cooling capacity is almost similar so they will cool the same and consume similar electricity. Blue Star is copper condenser with corrosion protection while LG is aluminium condenser with corrosion protection. If your environment is corrosive Blue Star would be better, else you can pick anyone of them.

      2) Price difference between 5 star non inverter and Inverter would not be much in 1 ton. You may save about 2K. But I think Inverter creates a more comfortable environment as the temperature is quite well maintained. You can use the calculator above to see representative savings. You will certainly save some money with inverter technology AC as it would be about 7-10% more efficient than 5 star non inverter.

  • Helen

    your post is very useful and i have purchase the LED lights, Atomberg fans , refrigerator and washing machines with your suggestion. even the geyser is electricity saving. i stay in Mumbai, my electricity bill is below Rs. 800/- thanks for your help!! you are doing a tremendous job. i now want to buy AC. my bedroom is 12*8*7 let me know the best energy saving inverter ac. i check the with Daikin, they told me that the FTKM series is the old one, suggest me good AC with anticorrosion, i think Daikin is the best, you can suggest me please

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

      Hi Helen,

      Please do not post the same message again. I have already replied to your previous messages:

      Hi Helen,

      I am glad that you are able to save so much on electricity bills. As for the AC I would suggest you to go for 0.75 ton inverter AC for your room. I use one 0.75 ton AC for my 12x10x8 room in Mumbai. Although it is a bit small for my room, but it still cools it down to 26 degrees easily (I have measured it). It saves tremendous amount of electricity. I personally own a panasonic but my friend (again in mumbai with similar size room) uses a Daikin 0.75 ton AC. Both work fine, however I personally felt that the Daikin model was better in performance. So you can go for Daikin FTKP25 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/O!rrV!NNNN ) which is a BEE 4 star rated model or Daikin FTKH25 a BEE 3 star rated model (if you are tight on budget). Your room is smaller than mine so I think a 0.75 ton AC should work just perfect for it.

  • Pee Vee Jee

    Hi I am going for Daikin FTKH inverter AC but someone said go for FTKP as it is better. Kindly tell which is better and why ? Or suggest any other brand in same range.
    Is FTKM more energy efficient??

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

      FTKM is the most energy efficient and the top end (and BEE 5 star rated) series from Daikin. FTKP is the next in efficiency and is BEE 4 star rated. FTKH is BEE 3 star rated and entry level inverter AC from Daikin.

    • Pee Vee Jee

      Thanks for the information. I am more confused now…hahaha…
      I need AC for 2 rooms of size 16.5x11x9.5 and 14x11x9.5. Top floor apartment and one wall is always exposed to sun throughout the day in delhi. Please suggest some good energy efficient inverter ACs and tonnage. 1.8 T and 1.5 T probably upto 55k and 45k respectively.

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

      For right sizing, I would suggest that you use the calculator given above on this page. As for energy efficient ACs, you would most likely get BEE 4 or 5 star rated inverter ACs in your budget. The list above has some of the most efficient ones listed. Daikin is a great choice and so if you can get Daikin FTKM in your budget then you may go for it, if not then FTKP series would be good. Both these series have 1.8 and 1.5 ton models.

    • Pee Vee Jee

      Getting it in price of FTKP 60

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

      FTKC is a great model. It would be more efficient than FTKP. You can go for it.

    • Pee Vee Jee

      Thanks Abhishek.

    • Pee Vee Jee

      Hi Abhishek sorry for troubling you again but u such a nice guy who provides such a good information with no ifs and buts….thats why another question :)
      Is there any AC available in india which can be plugged into normal 15 Amp socket and is portable…rather movable ie it can be moved from one room to another.
      Thanks for earlier advice. I have Daikin FTKP and FTKC both installed in my house. Thanks

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

      There are portable air conditioners available in India but they are not rated on BEE star rating. There is one on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ogAZBf …. although it is written 3 star but it is not really 3 star. In fact it’s EER would be about 2.7 which is really low. So in general these ACs are not really good in terms of energy savings.

    • Pee Vee Jee

      1 or 1.5 ton ??

    • Pee Vee Jee

      How is FTKC 60 made in thailand

  • Jagdish

    Hi
    I am looking for 1.5 ton split ac from
    LG and AUX .
    Which one is better ?

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

      I think LG is a better brand.

  • chandan gupta

    Hi Abhishek,
    i am planning to purchase a 1.5 Invertor Ac for Hyderabad for my romm size of 110 SFT, with no direct sun light and only on small window.

    could you please provide your views on SAMSUNG : AR18MV3HETS/2017 model
    and Kenstar : Kenstar KSM55.WN1-MDA/QDL Split AC (1.5 Ton, 5 Star Rating, White) : Amazon: http://www.amazon.in/Kenstar-KSM55-WN1-MDA-QDL-Extended-Warranty/dp/B01LZUVPAX/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1487414397&sr=1-1

    please sugggest me which one is best

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

      Hi Chandan,

      Kenstar model is not an inverter AC. I don’t think Kenstar has inverter AC models. Also 1.5 ton for 110 sq ft sounds huge. I would suggest that you use the calculator above on this page to check the right size of AC for your room.

    • Ashwin

      Hi Abhishek/Chandan,

      Any reviews for the Samsung AR18MV3HETS model?

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  • Bhasker

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am looking for 1.5 ton 3 star in Daikin and hitachi.
    Can you please suggest which one is better from below two..
    Hitachi RAU318IWD
    Daikin DTC 50 RRV16

    Thanks & Regards
    Bhaskar

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

      Hitachi RAU318IWD has higher cooling capacity as well as more energy efficiency. So it will cool faster and will also be energy efficient.

  • Sameer Kumar Ayyagari

    Hello Abhishek,

    I am planning for 2 Acs

    1) JSQ18NPXA 1.5 3 star Inventor Technology 385000 – Normal Usage 5-6hrs (4-5 months)
    2) LSA5PW3A 1.5 3 star non-inventor technology 32500 -Less Usage 3-4 hrs(2-3 months)

    Can you please give some insights on both regarding their performance and consumption ROI

    Regards,
    Sameer

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

      Hi Sameer,

      Firstly it is very important to do right sizing of an AC and I hope you have used the calculator given above on this page to size your ACs properly. Coming to the models:

      1) JS-Q18NPXA : The actual tonnage and marketing tonnage of this AC is mentioned as 1.5 however LG has not mentioned the cooling capacity range of this AC so it is difficult to comment on that. It has Dual Inverter compressor which is a good technology. It has voltage protection for the PCB which is a strong plus point because PCB failures in Inverter ACs can be expensive to repair. It has stabilizer free operation, so you would not need voltage stabilizer for it. It is a BEE 3 star rated inverter AC with annual electricity consumption of 1040 kWh for 1600 hrs. Your annual usage would be 900 hrs so your annual electricity consumption for it would be about 585 units. LG does not mention that this model has copper and so like most other LG ACs, I assume that it has multi jet aluminium condenser.

      2 LSA5PW3A: It’s actual tonnage is 1.3 and marketing tonnage 1.5. So in case your room needs more than 1.3 tons cooling (as per the calculator above), then the cooling from this would be slow and may be not very effective in peak summers. It’s annual electricity consumption is 1130 units for 1600 hrs, so in your case it would come to 254 units. Again it has aluminium condenser so just make sure that your environment is not too corrosive. This one also has stabilizer free operation.

      As regarding ROI, it can be calculated only when you are comparing two ACs. So if you have to pay say Rs 3000 extra for buying one over another, you can figure out if it will pay back in energy saving or not. A lot also depends on the cost of electricity that you pay. For e.g. cost per unit in Mumbai may turn out to be Rs 11-12 whereas in Goa it may be just Rs 3-4. So ROI will depend on that. I would suggest that you use the calculator above to see some representative numbers for various types and star rated ACs.

  • abhilash

    Hello Abhishek.

    I am from kerala .I am planning to buy a 1 ton a/c.My room size 10/10, 2 members daily use will be 3-4 hours,In my area Humidity is a big factor kindly suggest me some models best suited for my requirement.My Budget under 30K .Do 3 star is enough or go for more.Kindly suggest

    Thank you
    Abhilash
    9995881847

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

      My guess is that 0.75 ton inverter should work for you but then I would suggest that you use the calculator given above on this page to get the right size. Is 3-4 hours usage just for 3-4 months or throughout the year? I think 3 star rated AC should be fine. You can look at Daikin FTC25 or DTC25 or ATC25 series.

    • abhilash

      3-4 hours usage for 3-4 months only.As i said earlier here Humidity is a big factor.The room where i am planning to install a/c get normal amount of sunlight directly.and have 1 window with no electrical device .Please share me the link of the calculator as i am not able to find out the same.,is there invert
      er a/c with in 0.75 ton ???

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

      Hi Abhilash,

      The calculator is on this page only (the page where you have put your comment). If you scroll up on this page, you will find it. And yes there are inverter ACs in 0.75 ton. You will find the list of 0.75 ton ACs Inverter/non inverter BEE 5 star/3star above on this page. I would suggest that you go through this page and you will get a lot of your answers and you will not have too many questions after that.

  • shweta gupta

    Hello Abhishek

    Please suggest 42 inch LED TV (not smart TV,not Sony Bravia )

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

      You can look at these:

      Panasonic TH-43D450D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2eqd3Zs , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/5HcHXTuuuN )
      LG 42LF5530 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2lRAbCh , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/zGvshTuuuN )
      Philips 42PFL5059/V7 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2lTGapI , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/zd~TvTuuuN )

    • shweta gupta

      not Samsung or VU?

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

      In Samsung you can look at 43K5100 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2ljpzwn , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/SwNK2TuuuN )

      In Vu you can look at T43D1510 but it’s refresh rate and sound output is less.

    • shweta gupta

      which model to select in 4k LED technology of TV ?

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

      4K will not make a lot of difference in 42 inch. The difference between 4K and Full HD would be minor in that size. Also most 4K TVs are SMART as well and you asked for a non SMART TV. Also please ask questions related to TV on page related to TV. People come to this page looking for discussion on ACs and this discussion goes out of place.

  • Jnyanendra Arugula

    My budget is around Rs. 40k.

  • Jnyanendra Arugula

    Hello Abhishek,

    I’m from Hyderabad and am looking for a 1.5 ton AC, either a 5-star rated or inverter. Nearby our residential colony there is a highly polluted river (carrying chemical effluents) because of which almost all ACs develop problems within 3-4 years of purchase. Be it copper or aluminium ones, there’s no exception. We need to repair and refill the gas almost every year after that. The AC technicians say we have to live with the problem as there’s no solution to it. I have a Sharp 2 ton inverter AC in one of the rooms but within 3 years it developed problems and repairing it costed me almost Rs. 20,000 (including the gas refill), not to speak of the pathetic service offered by Sharp (had to wait for more than one month of it to be repaired). Can you please suggest:

    1. Should I go in for a 5-star rated AC or an Inverter AC (since I was told repairing an inverter AC is expensive when compared to an star-rated AC).
    2. Which AC is good (keeping in mind the chemical pollution near my area) and please suggest the model also.

    Thank you.

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

      There are two things that are different in inverter ACs: 1) There is PCB and electronic circuitry 2) The compressor itself is different. Rest all is similar to a regular AC. PCB and Electronic Circuitry is the only thing that is prone to failure due to corrosion. Brands like Blue Star and Samsung have started providing protection for PCB as well these days. But still if you are not comfortable then you may go for a BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC.

      You can look at these BEE 5 star rated non inverter ACs:

      Hitachi RAU518KWD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2koE4Sn )
      Daikin ATF50
      Panasonic CS-SC18RKY (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2koLMvL )

    • Jnyanendra Arugula

      Thank you for taking time to clear my doubt. Can you please suggest some models from Blue Star and Samsung that provide protection for PCB (as stated by you above)? If the circuit board can be protected from corrosion even in Inverter ACs, I don’t mind opting that.

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

      Hi Jnyanendra,

      Samsung has aluminium condensers with corrosion protection and they do give corrosion protection for PCBs as well, but just because it is aluminium and your area is corrosive (where whatever you put may corrode), I am a bit reluctant to recommend Samsung AC. Blue Star has copper models with corrosion protection. Their PCBs are also in metallic enclosure for protection. But then the doubt that I have is that the environment is highly corrosive and in such an environment, nothing will be safe. And you do have to make high investment for inverter ACs (unfortunately manufacturers do charge premium for the technology).

      I have a feeling that it would be good if you go for a good brand BEE 5 star rated AC with copper condenser and corrosion protection, but something that is not too expensive, yet efficient and decently durable. Models from Blue Star or Voltas with BEE 5 star rating and copper I think would be great choice. These are Indian brands with good quality products and not too expensive as international brands. Especially I think Blue Star would be a great choice. You can check these models

      5HW18ZAWTU (EER of 3.8 would be close to savings to BEE 3 star rated inverter AC) .. about 45K
      5HW18ZARTU (EER of 3.8 would be close to savings to BEE 3 star rated inverter AC) … about 46K
      5HW18SATU (EER of 3.8 would be close to savings to BEE 3 star rated inverter AC) … about 44K
      5HW18SBU (EER of 3.51) … should cost about 39K

      Please note that both copper and aluminium can corrode. Corrosion protection can just extend its life. But then in case of damage, copper is easier to repair while aluminium one will need replacement.

  • Srikant M

    Hello Abhishek, Room size is 18X15X10, usage between 1600-1700 hrs a year, planning to take a Blue Star inverter 2T split ac.
    1. shall I go for 3CNHW24TAFU or 5CNHW24PAFU ?
    2. in Blue star inverter 3 star series N is latest or T ? which is better ?

    Pls suggest. Thank you !

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

      Hi Srikant,

      As for the right sizing, I would suggest that you use the calculator given above on this page. It takes in a lot of parameters to get to the right size.

      To your questions:

      1) I don’t know your budget, but just based on overall parameters, I would say 5CNHW24PAFU is better. It is a BEE 5 star rated range and will save much more electricity. Also typically the highest end range like these have better features as well. It’s kind of top line model from Blue Star.

      2) The T series has better energy efficiency as well as more cooling capacity. N series is actually 1.8 ton (marketed as 2 ton) and T series is 1.9 ton (marketed as 2 ton). Now most of the models marketed as certain tonnage are not exactly the same value and there is rounding (in all brands). When you use the calculator above, it would give you the right cooling capacity required for your room. Also please note a 1.8 ton inverter AC can extend to 2 ton. But if your room needs 2.2 ton, then a 1.8 ton inverter may fall a bit short in peak summers.

  • Hardik Trivedi

    Hello, This is Hardik From Ahmedabad. As per calculation, i am in need of 1.5 ton AC. I need 100 % copper and anti corrosion cover. Short listed Hitachi, Panasonic and Blue star. Got to know that hitachi is having issue of noise. Kindly suggest which one should i choose among Panasonic and Blue star. Both brand’s service is good in my area. Budget is 35 to 40k. If possible, suggest models also.

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

      You can look at these:

      Panasonic CS-SC18RKY (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2l6Eigj … there is one seller on Amazon giving it for 38K, just make sure you are getting the right manufacturer warranty)

      Blue Star 5HW18SAX (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2knyydS )
      Blue Star 5HW18ZAWTX

      these are all BEE 5 star rated ACs that will fit in your budget.

    • Hardik Trivedi

      Thank you for your reply. By looking at my usage, i would like to go for BEE 3 star models (hope it will reduce cost also). Kindly suggest 3 star models from Panasonic and Blue star.

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

      Hi Hardik,

      Could only find one model: Panasonic CS-YC18RKY3-1 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/36CID!NNNN )

  • Ravi Teja

    Hello Abhisheik,

    I’m following your site for quite long time (say more than a year) and this is very informational site. Some of your articles are just awesome.

    With the help of your inputs, last year i have bought a Daikin FTKP series and its an amazing machine, thanks to you!

    This I’m planing to buy another AC:
    Below are my requirements:
    1.5Ton
    Inverter Tech
    Budget – 40k

    Also, I have see this year ISEER rating sticker on few ACs, how are they different from BEE ratings?
    In Inverter, Star ratings are not available last year, but this year I see few ACs with inverter tech having Star rating (3 & 5). Please explain

    Samsung has introduced Digital inverter with 8-Pole motor and LG has introduced Dual Inverter (may be in 2017). Which one is better.?

    I have short listed the below:
    LG: JS-Q18AUXA/2017 (Inverter 3 star)
    Samsung: AR18MV5HEWK/2017 (inverter 5 star)

    Please help in finding out the best one from above.

    Thanks in advance.

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

      Hi Ravi,

      BEE introduced star ratings for Inverter ACs last year. These ratings are not mandatory till 2018 which means manufacturers can sell ACs that are not star rated till 2018, but beyond that they will have to get a star rating to sell an AC in the market. Now because it was not mandatory, last year only a few manufacturers got their models star rated. But because star rating is quite popular in ACs, other manufacturers have started getting their models star rated now. So you will start seeing more and more inverter AC models with star rating.

      In fact in 2018 BEE will merge the star ratings of inverter and non inverter ACs so that consumers can get a better picture (lot less confusion).

      Now coming to the models. I would say if you are happy with Daikin FTKP then it will be good to go for the same model in 2017 as well, because it is a BEE 4 star rated inverter AC series. As per current standards, if I have to compare, BEE 3 star rated inverter AC is almost equivalent to BEE 7 star rated non inverter (although there is nothing like 7 star, but had there been something like that then it would have been BEE 7 star rated). So BEE 4 star rated inverter would be equal to BEE 8 star rated non inverter.

      The Samsung model you have listed, the information for same is not available with us (it is not there on Samsung website and neither on BEE website). So I cannot comment much on it.

      As for Dual inverter, it is a good technology, no doubt about it, but then what matters is overall efficiency of the product. And compressor is not the only thing that determines efficiency. And that is why I would say a BEE 4 star rated inverter AC would be better than BEE 3 star rated AC.

      I think you should be able to get Daikin FTKP in 43-44K but if not then you can go for the LG model as well. Dual inverter is a good technology. However, I must add that both LG and Samsung have PFC (Aluminium) condenser, so in case you are in a corrosive environment, then you may avoid the. Otherwise, if that is not the case, then LG model can be a good choice as well.

    • Ravi Teja

      Thanks much for the information provided.
      When asked in a store they are giving the price 48k for the starting model in Daikin 1.5T inverter…way beyond my budget :-(

      Doesn’t LG have anti corrosion coating on condenser and fins…I usually see anti corrosion stickers on Samsung ACs ?

      The Samsung Model I have mentioned seems very efficient (only 835 units consumption per year compared to 1097 units in LG..which is very tempting). I’m attaching the label screenshot just for reference. The storekeeper says its a new model and not available yet across other stores.

      Can you also suggest any other good model in this price bracket(40k) ?

      My requirement:
      1.5 ton
      Inverter technology

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b69ca64c65f21ef7b8ad41303dca0960e8ee0143a5c4083bab2958960e6b7ba8.jpg

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

      Both LG and Samsung provide good corrosion protection. If your climate is not very humid then they would work excellent. And you can certainly go for them.

      Our source of data is mostly BEE database and manufacturers’ websites. Somehow they have not uploaded data of this model on line. That is why I am not able to comment. But if this model shows up the BEE label then it must be that it got rated very recently. It is a BEE 5 star rated model so certainly it is highly energy efficient. If you are getting it in your budget then you can certainly go for it.

    • Ravi Teja

      Hello Abhishek,

      Thanks again for the information .

      Also my place just next a botanical park in Hyderabad and i hope the environment not very humid.

      Since both LG and Samsung are Korean brands, which one would you suggest for a normal consumer like me. I’m really confused between these brands.

      I will take a call based on your inputs.

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

      Hi Ravi,

      In general in air conditioners, LG is considered as more premium as compared to Samsung. Technology wise also LG comes out with better technology in air conditioners.

  • Sameer Kumar Ayyagari

    Hi Abhisheik,

    Thanks for your informative site. I live in Hyderabad, I am planning to take 1.5 Inverter AC for house. I have short listed these 3 ACs. Can you help me in choosing one

    Blue star 3cnhw12tafu

    Daikin Ftkh50rrv

    LG js q18bpxa

    And also I would be needing your help in knowing the right position for AC in the room. I have llyod ac in one my rooms, the problem is that it cools the room very slow. Not sure about the exact reason.

    Regards,
    Sameer

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

      Hi Sameer,

      I think Blue star 3cnhw12tafu would be a great choice. It has highest energy efficiency among the three listed. It has copper condenser and good protection for the PCB as well.

      As for the placement, try to place it on a position where it is at the center of the length of the room (not on the width). Typically they will have impact up to 8-10 ft from the position of installation. So position should be such that the whole room is covered in the radius of 8-10 ft.

      Another reason for slow cooling could be that the cooling capacity of the AC may be low.

  • Ravi

    HI Abhishek,

    I am planning to buy Hitachi Ac.
    Could you please suggest best model in the price range between 35K to 40K.

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

      Hi Ravi,

      What is the size (tonnage) that you are looking at? If you do not have any idea then you may try using the calculator given above on this page.

    • Ravi

      HI Abhishek,
      Iam looking for hitachi 1.5ton 5 star

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

      Hi Ravi,

      Hitachi RAU518KWD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2lx5427 ) will fit in your budget.

    • Ravi

      Hi Abhishek,
      Thank you for your help..

      I don’t want to buy in amazon.
      Yesterday i gone through some stores in hyd. RAU518KWD is not available here..
      And below are selected models in my budget.
      RIDAA RSD318EAD
      ZUNOH RAU318IWD

      They said RIDAA is new model..

      Can you pls suggest which one is better.
      Thanks
      Ravi

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

      Hi Ravi,

      Energy Efficiency (EER) of both the models is the same. The cooling capacity of RAU318IWD is more, so it will cool the room a bit faster. Ridaa is a new model and has a new koukin filter which can remove bacteria and virus from the air. I think both models have their own pros and cons. If you have sized your AC right (1.5 ton is ideal size for the room), then going for either one will be fine. RIDAA being a new model and having better filters looks better to me.

  • Chandan Gupta

    Hello Abhishek,
    I m planning to buy Ac for Hyderabad, i hv used Calculator link provided by you , it suggests me .75, but i m planning to buy 1.5 ton 5 star, can you tell me if Kenstar KSM55.WN1-MDA/QDL 1.5 TON 5 STAR RATING AC is good?

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

      Hi Chandan,

      I would like to give an analogy to your situation. Suppose you have 4 people and you want to take them around the town. You need a car to do that. But then you go in the market looking for a truck, albeit a fuel efficient one. But then even though it is fuel efficient, it will consume more fuel just because it is a truck and not a car! And obviously going around in a truck will not be the most comfortable experience.

      Similarly if you need 0.75 ton and you buy a 1.5 ton, even though it is a 5 star rated one, it will still consume a lot of electricity. For the same cost (less than 30K) you can get good 0.75 ton ACs!

      Now as far as Kenstar is concerned, it is one of the cheapest brand. As far as technology goes I would not call it good at all. I have personally seen it being used and frankly I do not think it is a long lasting product. The biggest negative I would say for it would be durability. However, if that is not a concern to you then you can go for it. It will work well for few years.

  • Abhishek Mukherjee

    Hello abhishek ..

    i have read through many posts and yet it leaves me confused. From my assessment the Hitachi RAW518KUDZ1 seems good and sometimes also a few Blue star models. i only have room for window AC’s and need two for a bedroom size 14x10x10 and 15x12x10. This is in Pune. Calculator points to 1.5 tonnes two AC’s. Please can you drop me your sincere advice. The many threads are leaving me confused totally. Basically would like them to be energy efficient. i am keeping a budget of 60k for 2 such units.

    regards
    abhishek

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

      Hi Abhishek,

      Based on the data that I have Hitachi RAW518KUDZ1 is the best model that fits in your budget. It is equivalent to BEE 4 star rated split AC. So yes it is good in efficiency (among window ACs). Among window ACs, Hitachi has the best models. Some Voltas models are also good, but then Hitachi has the best.

    • Abhishek Mukherjee

      so i have been having trouble finally procuring the Hitachi model here in pune. Amazon has only one left and and many i tried don’t have delivery to pune. Outlets in mall dont have it either. Could you suggest me an equivalent models …voltas i dont know much. I need two units . any feedback from you is appreciated. thank you.

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

      Hi Abhishek,

      Another model that is good is Blue Star 5W18LA. It is a copper model with full corrosion protection. And Blue Star is a really good brand. You can check it out on Flipkart: http://fkrt.it/V1xeSTuuuN …. it will easily fit in your budget. I tried adding 2 quantities on Flipkart and it did let me do that. This model is also equivalent to BEE 4 star rated split AC. And on Amazon the model is expensive: http://amzn.to/2k9N4ui

    • Abhishek Mukherjee

      Thank you for your advice. Will go ahead and get the Hitachi system them. Once again i thank you for being so patient and answering to everyones questions individually.

    • Abhishek Mukherjee

      the hitachi is not available for supply to pune. whats going to be my next option. any models youd recommend ? reply appreciated. Thanks

  • Ralston

    Hi, I am planning on buying a new 1 Ton Window AC (3 star).
    I have been using a Voltas Window AC which worked fine for only a year and then started giving problems due to corrosion. Reason given by the service guys was the creek area around the building and also no sunlight may be. I read the discussions here…which are very helpful and based on research I have shortlisted 2 Window ACs –
    1) Hitachi Kaze Plus RAW312KWD (http://www.jci-hitachi.in/productdetail/KAZE-Plus-Window#features)
    2) Blue Star 3WAE121YDF (Anti-corrosive blue fins copper condenser)
    My main concern is durability i.e protection from corrosion as usage is only during summer. Hence need your recommendation, also other better options like a 5-year guarantee on condenser, if any. Please suggest.
    Thanks a lot.

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

      Hi Ralston,

      Firstly I would say that we discourage people to go for window ACs because it is quite difficult to get an energy efficient window AC. The whole market is moving towards split ACs and manufacturers have significantly decreased their window AC models. And BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) has also not improved standards for energy efficiency for window ACs which has resulted in the fact that BEE 5 star rated window AC is equivalent in energy consumption to a BEE 4 star rated split AC. And on split side the market is moving towards inverter technology, so window ACs lag far behind in terms of technology and efficiency.

      Now coming to corrosion protection, Hitachi does provide good protection on its ACs. Blue Star is also quite good. But in general Hitachi is the only brand that has models with decent energy efficiency. We do not recommend anyone to go below BEE 3 star rating in split ACs, and that becomes equal to BEE 4 star rated window AC. So I would say that you should at least consider Hitachi RAW511KUD which is a BEE 5 star rated model from same Kaze series.

      Also I have not seen any brand offer 5 year condenser guarantee on window ACs. In fact the only brands that I see offering 5 years warranty are those that have aluminium condensers (mostly on split ACs) and have applied good corrosion protection on them.

  • rohan surve

    Hi guys, I am planning to buy new A/C.
    We have confusion to select with the manufacturer n the models. Daikin, Hitachi or O general these makers are our in our radar but can’t judge which to go for.
    We have shortlisted these below AC
    1- daikin ATKP50R inverter
    2- Hitachi RAU318KWEA inverter
    3- Hitachi kashikoi 5400i RAU518CWEA
    4-Hitachi kashikoi 5300i RAU518IWEA
    5- Daikin FTKP series (plz recommend any model)
    I am looking for overall copper anti-corrosive coil.
    At present I residing in Chennai so I will be using AC for a quite long time.
    Please suggest.

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

      Hi Rohan,

      These are all premium brands with best technology. Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i will be the most energy efficient and feature rich amongst all. In Daikin FTKM series is the best of all. Between FTKP/ATKP and Kashikoi 5400/5300 I would suggest going for Hitachi Kashikoi 5400/5300. Hitachi has anti corrosive coil.

    • rohan surve

      Hi abhishek,
      Thank you very much for your early reply. It’s difficult to find 5400i model near by. And they don’t have 5300i in stock, will take time for ordering.
      On the other hand it’s range is above 55k.
      As u mentioned all Hitachi have anti-corrosive COPPER coils, I will prefer Hitachi brand now. Could you please suggest any other Hitachi model from 43k-50k range??
      I heard Hitachi have issues with service, is it true???
      Thanks again for your advice.

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

      You can go for Hitachi Ace 4200i RAU418EWEAS …. it would fit in your budget. It is a BEE 4 star rated model. Daikin FTKP50 which is also a BEE 4 star rated AC will also fit in your budget and is a very good model.

      Service issues are local issues and you need to get feedback from local dealers and users of a brand. Yes, I have heard some complaints from some places, but then I cannot say that it is universal (as I personally own a Hitachi and I have not had too many issues). And because you need local feedback, my comment will not be too useful in this case. Every brand has issues some where or the other, reason being that service is provided by individuals and their capacity may vary. Manufacturing goes through a process and thus guaranteeing quality is easier. But service depends on the call center person who is picking up your phone, the service guy who is making the repair and their knowledge. Which varies from individual to individual.

    • vamshi

      Hi Abhishek..thanks for all the info..is Hitachi Ace 4200i RAU418EWEAS comes with anti corrosion coating & auto clean? also it looks the price is around 40K? also can you provide the exact amazon product page link plz.

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

      It is not available on Amazon or Flipkart. It will come with anti corrosion coating. I do not think it has auto clean. Reliance Digital has it for around 40K.

    • vamshi

      Thanks Abhishek for the quick response…Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i is very costly can u suggest any other AC with both anti corrosion(with copper) & auto clean around 40 – 45K budget.. i heard Bluestar is also good..i need to decide the model tomorrow..waiting for your reply

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

      Hi Vamshi,

      Difficult to get a BEE 5 star rated inverter AC of 1.5 ton in your budget. The best you can get is BEE 3 star rated inverter AC. You can look at Blue Star 3CNHW18TAFU or 3CNHW18NAFU …. both BEE 3 star rated inverter AC and they will fit in your budget. You may also try Daikin FTKH50.

    • vamshi

      Thanks abhishek..are they anti corrosion(with copper) & auto clean?

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

      They have anti corrosion (with copper) but do not have auto clean. You will have to manually clean it or get it cleaned. Cleaning is an easy process.

    • rohan surve

      Hi abhishek,
      Thank you very much for your valuable feedback back. I am still having doubts and in dilemma to buy Which model n which not to!!!!
      Rau518ivd-hitachi 5*
      Daikin FTKH50RRV,
      Hitachi ace…
      Etc etc…. There are plenty,
      Sorry to trouble you again but please share few more models for Hitachi & daikin, so not only me others can also get idea where we can settle down without looking back.
      Thanks again.

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

      Hi Rohan,

      No point getting confused and if I give you more models, you will get confused further. I think if you have budget or if one fits in your budget then go for a BEE 5 star rated model Hitachi 5400i or 5300i or 5200i or Daikin FTKM. If none of these fit in your budget then go for the 4 star rated ones like Hitachi Ace or Daikin FTKP.

      FTKH is BEE 3 star rated series and a BEE 4 or 5 star rated one would be better.

    • rohan surve

      Hi abhishek,
      Thanks for your advice. I will prefer the models you mentioned for both 5* & 4* ratings with my budget. No more confusion
      Thanks again.

  • Lohit Ventekar

    Hello Abhishek,

    I live in Bangalore and am planning for an AC. As per your calculator, it says I need to use 1.5 Ton AC.

    Usage is not so much – 1-2 Hours per day.
    I have asthma, so I am looking for an AC which helps save electricity and good dust protection as well.
    Can you help suggest a good AC.

    • Lohit Ventekar

      Hello Abhishek. Awaiting your reply.

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

      Hi Lohit,

      My apologies for not replying. But I got stuck because you have a medical condition and I was not sure what to recommend for that. Firstly, because people do not ask too much about filters, so we do not capture details around filters, etc in our data collection. And then yours is a very specific situation and it will be too risky for me to recommend you something which may not work to your satisfaction later. So I am sorry, it will be difficult for me to suggest something. All I can say is that the best filters are available in high end models from any brand.

  • piyush salphale

    HI Abhishek,

    First of all your blog is very informative & second I need your help in deciding the tonnage for new AC :)

    I live in PUNE and I am planning to by AC for my bedroom. The area of the bedroom is around 150 sq feet but my big wardrobe
    occupied the area of around 15 sq feet completely in the bedroom.(In height it goes up to the ceiling, so that complete area is occupied by my wardrobe). so I think we can consider the total area for the bedroom as 135 sq feet.

    I have used your AC tonnage calculator and it gives the 1.5 Ton (For cooling requirement of 1.2 Ton).
    is it fine is I go for 1 Ton inverter AC as inverter AC has variable tonnage and 1 Ton can stretch up to 1.2 Ton.
    Or should I go for 1.5T AC only.

    Also apart from one fan and One LED bulb there are no electric appliances in my room.

    I have shortlisted below 1 Ton Models from top 10 inverter ACs. please suggest which model should I buy with respect to quality and after sales service.

    LG BSA12PMZD
    BLUE STAR 5CNHW12PAFU
    DAIKIN FTKM35RRV16
    TOSHIBA RAS-13N3KCV-IN + RAS-13N3ACV-IN

    Also I have found one more model from Toshiba with capacity of 1.25T. the model number is RAS-16N3KCV-IN + RAS-16N3ACV-IN.
    please suggest me how is this model for my requirement.

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

      Hi Piyush,

      1 ton inverter AC is perfectly fine if your cooling requirement is 1.2 ton. It can cool till 24-25 degrees, but below that may turn out difficult. But 24-25 is very comfortable temperature and ideal for cooling as well as electricity savings.

      Brand wise all the brands that you have chosen are good brands. A slight oversizing is perfectly fine with inverter tech ACs. So you can even go for 1.25 Ton model.

      Service quality depends from location to location and I will suggest to get some local feedback for that. Although all the brands are top notch, but if I have to put my brand perception then I would rate Daikin the highest followed by Blue Star/Toshiba and then LG. But then I would say that by no means others are bad and others may have different perception.

    • piyush salphale

      Thanks Abhishek for your valuable suggestion.i will drop you a note if any further clarification is required.

  • Jalal

    Hi Abhishek,
    As per your suggestion I have purchased a LED TV.Thanks for the informations.
    Now I want to purchase a 1 Ton 3 star AC.
    I have short listed two models.
    Voltas 123 LYI
    Godrej GSC12TSZ3RWPT
    Of these,which one is better?
    Which one does not require a stabilizer?
    Do both of these have full copper?
    Do you have any other suggestion in this price range?

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

      Hi Jalal,

      Few things:

      1) It is always better to use a stabilizer with a non-inverter tech AC.
      2) What is the price range that you are looking at?
      3) From whatever is mentioned on the manufacturers’ website, these two are full copper models.

      Energy efficiency wise both are similar. However, Godrej model uses R410A, so I would rate it higher.

    • Jalal

      The price range I am looking for is below Rs.25000

    • shweta gupta

      Hello Abhishek

      I am from Noida and looking for buying few electical items .Pls advise which model and brand is best :
      (1)good inverter split 1.5 ton AC-2 units , Daikin FTKM50or Carrier to select from 5 star rating . copper condensor needed for climate here ?

      (2) Havells Energy Saver fans ES50Watt Nicola Copper .Havells told air flow is less in energy saver fans

      (3) AO Smith -HSE SGS 25 litre geyser

      (4) Crompton LED lights 12 Watt concealed or Philips

      Please suggest

    • shweta gupta

      Thanks Abhishek .I bought Daikin

      Also need advise if window AC is better in terms of power consumption or split AC .Looking for electricity saving for another room .Please advise. Also where can I get activa AC stabilizer and what is special in it ?Please suggest .

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

      Well the star rating levels are 1 level lower in window ACs as compared to split ACs.

      So a BEE 5 star rated window AC is equal to BEE 4 star rated split. And BEE 4 star rated window is equal to BEE 3 star rated split.

      On top of it BEE 3 star rating of Inverter AC is better than BEE 5 star rated of regular split.

      All depends on your usage of AC. By the way I have not heard much about Activa Voltage stabilizers, but I see them on Flipkart & Snapdeal.

    • shweta gupta

      AC is used in Delhi atmosphere heavily for 6 months . So we should go for window or inverter split in terms of electric saving ?

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

      You will get much better options in Split ACs that are more electricity saving.

    • shweta gupta

      How to compare electric bill for both window and split AC .My friends told split AC takes more power

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

      That is not the case. You have been informed wrong. Split ACs these days have much more energy efficient options.

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

      Hi Shweta,

      Here is my response:

      1) If you are looking at an inverter AC model then Daikin FTKM50 would be a better choice than Carrier inverter AC models. Unless your environment is too corrosive, you may not need to worry to much about copper. But do go for corrosion protection (be it copper of aluminium).

      2) I think Havells ES50 is a good fan and gives good air flow. It is not too less.

      3) AO Smith geysers are good. You can go for it.

      4) Between Crompton and Philips, I think Philips would be better. They are more established in this space.

    • shweta gupta

      In Daikin FTKM50 , how to ask for or check for corrosion protection ? It has copper condenser ?Also what about models which have hot and cold both options in AC unit

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

      Daikin FTKM50 will have corrosion protection and copper condenser. Hot and cold models are good if you use room heaters in winters. Using hot and cold ac can save significant energy as compared to room heaters. But if you do not use room heaters, do not go for it because there are less energy efficient options in it.

    • shweta gupta

      DAIKIN FTKM50RRV16 MODEL IS RIGHT ONE ?Please check full name

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

      Daikin changes last 5 characters every year. They used to be PRV16 in 2014, QRV16 in 2015, RRV16 in 2016 and SRV16 is the latest one in 2017. So if you want the latest model from 2017 then it has to be FTKM50SRV16.

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

      Difficult to find many models in that budget. But you may try for these:

      Godrej GSC 12 TPX 3 RWPT
      Voltas 1.2 T 153 CY
      Lloyd LS13A3BR or LS13A3OB or LS13A3X
      Onida Pearlz- SA123PRL or SUPER GLOSSY- SA123SGS

    • Jalal

      Voltas 123 LYI
      Godrej GSC12TSZ3RWPT
      Godrej GSC 12 TPX 3 RWPT
      Voltas 1.2 T 153 CY
      Lloyd LS13A3BR or LS13A3OB or LS13A3X
      Onida Pearlz- SA123PRL or SUPER GLOSSY- SA123SGS

      of these, which one you rate higher ?

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

      If I have to look at energy efficiency + brand value then I would rate Voltas 1.2 T 153 CY higher.

  • Tomoghana Dey

    Hi,
    I am following the bijli bachao site and the discussion….these are really enlightening…thanks a lot!
    I am at Hyderabad and considering the summer heat here, looking for a 5 star, non-inverter, fully copper condenser ac …. I learnt that by 2030, R22 will be phased out and in view of that I am looking for a R32 or 410A refrigerant model….during my search i came across Diakin models (FTF35RRV) and godrej (GSC 12 TSZ RWPT) models….in ecommerce sites I saw review that say Godrej GSC 12 TSZ model is not entirely copper made condenser (although at Godrej web site, it’s mentioned as copper)…. I need ur expert guidance to finalise a Environmental friendly, copper, 5 star 1 ton AC…I am not limited to these 2 previously mentioned models only

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

      By the way Daikin FTF35RRV16 is also a great series with good energy efficiency. You may consider that as well in case you are looking for a Japanese brand.

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

      Hi Tomoghana,

      Firstly let me copy some text that I use to reply most people having confusion about copper and aluminium:

      ***********************
      There are two type of condensers: PFC and copper condenser. We have explained PFC and copper condenser in detail on FAQ no 13 on this page above.

      You can get more details like pictures on that page. Here is the text from it:

      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. It can get damaged due to corrosion and thus needs good corrosion protection. Manufacturers specifically mention PFC or Multi Jet.

      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.

      Please NOTE: Both copper and aluminium can corrode and in fact the coil and fin having two metals can corrode faster. The most important thing to look for is corrosion protection and not just copper or aluminium.

      ****************************

      Now the Godrej model you have mentioned says 100% copper on the website and so it is of tube and fin type and not PFC (Godrej is one of the brands that is quite good in providing right specifications in ACs). Now tube and fin does have aluminium fins and thus one may feel that it is aluminium. But it is NOT. However, no where in the product specifications has Godrej mentioned about corrosion protection so that is something that needs to be confirmed.

      Now I am not sure about your budget, but if you are looking for “Environment Friendly” BEE 5 star rated model from Godrej, then they have a “Green Balance” series which uses R290 which is the most energy efficient, environment friendly gas. This series is also has some of the most energy efficient models (BEE 5 star rated non inverter) available which will be equal if not better than BEE 3 star rated inverter ACs. The only thing is that they have PFC condenser (or aluminium), but then they have applied good corrosion protection on them and are giving 5 years condenser warranty.

      If you want a copper model with high efficiency and R32 then I would suggest that you look at Blue Star BI-5HW12ZAWTU or BI-5HW12ZARTU …. they have similar energy efficiency as Green Balance series, but have copper condenser with blue fin corrosion protection, they use R32. Check this http://www.bluestarindia.com/roomacs/split-ac-5star.html

    • Tomoghana Dey

      Thanks Abhishek!
      So, you mean to say that the above mentioned Bluestar models (5HW12ZARTU) are fully copper (both the condenser and fin) with corrosion protection coating and no aluminium….Isn’t it???

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

      The Bluestar model is a better model and that is why I mentioned it.

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

      All I mean to say is that you cannot get an AC with absolutely 0 aluminium. Tube and Fin type also has aluminium on the fins. You will not find a model with copper pipes and copper fin. Copper is only used for pipes and not for fins.

    • Tomoghana Dey

      Thanks Abhishek!
      Now, I got ur point..Thank you so much

    • Tomoghana Dey

      Hi Abhishek,
      I went back to see many of the earlier discussions in this forum…from there, I realised that going for a even a 3 star inverter model is better than a 5 seat non-inverter model. I am in Hyderabad and I hope that ac usage here will b approximately 1000 hr per year….So, pls suggest if a 3 star or 5 star inverter model makes more sense, considering higher initial cost for 5 star models. As per your suggestion (during prior discussions in this forum), I shortlisted bluestar 3CNHW12TAFU (Croma offering at 36000).
      However, they r offering even a better price for Voltas 123 MY 1 ton (33000). From specifications, I felt bluestar is little more energy efficient. So, what would b your suggestion:
      •5 star non-inverter or 3 star inverter
      • 3 star inverter or 5 star inverter
      • Blustar (3CNHW12TAFU) or Voltas (123 my).

      Thanks in advance!

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

      Hi Tomoghana,

      Going for a more efficient product is always better unless your usage or tariff is too low. And in Hyderabad, tariff is not low. So all I would say is that you should find the most energy efficient model that fits your budget. It can be a BEE 5 star rated inverter AC or BEE 3 star rated inverter AC or any other. And yes BEE 3 star rated inverter AC is certainly more energy efficient than BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC.

      Now 5 star rated inverter ACs are expensive and unless you have that kind of budget or really really high usage, I would not suggest you to go for a 5 star rated inverter AC. And in your case, even a BEE 3 star rated inverter AC or for that matter BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC would be good enough(for 1000 hrs usage). If you can get a BEE 3 star rated inverter AC in your budget then go for it. Else BEE 5 star rated non inverter would also be good.

      I would say if you can go for Blue Star 3CNHW12TAFU, then that would be better. You will not regret spending extra 3000 on it. Inverter technology has better comforts and obviously is more energy efficient.

  • Bilal Inamdar

    15x9x10 room size east facing window. The calculator says 1 ton.
    What will be the most suitable and VALUE for Money !
    I mean it is not worth it to invest in 60-68k inverter AC when you will be using it max 5 years (technology changes very rapidly in this age). So what will be the Best AC for mumbai location. 15x9x10 max night use (9-10 Months) and sometime day use during very hot period. Will Inverter ac is good for my use or Normal Ac ?

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

      Tariffs are quite high in Mumbai (as high as Rs 12-13 per unit) and thus inverter AC is far better. You can go for a BEE 3 star rated 1 ton inverter AC. It will not cost 60-68K. Check Blue star 3CNHW12TAFU it is highly energy efficient and would just cost about 35-36K (I checked Croma prices).

    • Bilal Inamdar

      Hi @abhijain203:disqus ,
      Can you please suggest 1.5 ton ac for my need ? as i have passage hall way (i want it for hall). The passage is most of the time open so the square foot inside it also counts… So it will go near 1.2-1.5 mark. I want to be safe than sorry.. Can you please suggest a Value for Money AC or best ac in this range 1.5 ton range ? I don’t care if it is Indian or Foreign Brand. What i want is LOWER ELECTRICITY BILL!!! I was getting 10k bill last summer for 4 months ! So that is nightmare ! I also posted in the TOP TEN CEILING fan section during that period (9 months back) and purchased efficient fans gorilla as per your suggestion. So you can understand my situation. Need VFM AC 1.5 ton INVERTER. After sales Service must be good, Parts must not cost HEAVY ! Out door Unit must not be BIG !! I am currently on rent so moving and installing take efforts for the big Outdoor Unit. (My brother have Hitachi 5200i (RAU518AWEA) inverter ac so the outdoor unit is so small !! very good and very pretty no need for window grill modifcation no extra effort in OD installation and no problem in moving around with it). I hope you will understand my curiosity ! Please I want to Purchase it in 24-48hr Kindly Atleast provide 3 models of different Company as i am searching the AC for last 2 weeks for this post and most of the time required models are unavailable ! Kindly Provide options !!!

      Regards,
      Bilal Inamdar

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

      Hi Bilal,

      You brother has one of the top most efficient ACs and if you want to go for that one, nothing like it. You will certainly save a lot using that. Hitachi 5400/5300/5200 all three series are quite energy efficient. Blue Star 5CNHW18PAFU is really efficient. Daikin FTKM50 is a great AC from good brand and quite energy efficient. But all these would be expensive models, but highly energy efficient and should bring down your bills by about 40-50% (just like Gorilla Fan).

    • Bilal Inamdar

      Hi @abhijain203:disqus ,
      I purchased
      3 star Waza 3200i ESD318EAEA 1.5 TON ISEER 3.99 KwH – 1023 (I think it is not listed in BEE site ? )
      Remember it is 318 model not 317 (FOR THE READERS).
      @43500 FROM CROMA RETAIL (also got 1k gift voucher) also had 2500 for old ac so total @40500 i got the ac
      http://www.jci-hitachi.in/productdetail/Waza-3200i
      I hope it was a good purchase.
      I also want to tell people that
      Always consider this while Buying the ac
      1) Room size, sunlight and required tonnage.
      2) If u are okay with Aluminium or Copper (depends on corrosive enviroment like Mumbai has one so copper is needed)
      3) Always avoid Features because if they cost a Bomb
      4) Always go for Energy Efficient. Inverter is best Choice for anything. (Mostly if usage is greater than 6+ hr)
      5) Consider installation charges 1500 normal or 4-6k if RC wall installation.
      6) Consider extra copper tubbing (per meter rate can go above Rs 300) , wire, stand (Rs. 900).
      7) If u have old ac for exchange and if u will get good amount for that in exchange.
      8) If the company provide service.
      9) if the product is common (so that in future you will most likely get the parts for cheap).
      10) Check for extended warranty cost. for 2 year 1.5 ton inverter ac the cost can be around 3.8k to 4.5k also i found on 3 companies Onsitego, AXA (usually seen on amazon), reliance resQ, You have 14 days to get it (mostly in all cases or more in some)
      11) There will be four stage billing, delivery, installation and demo.
      I hope this will help others.
      12) So total to consider is AC cost (inc tax) + Installation Charges + Extended warranty charges. So in my case 43500 + 1500 + 3800 = 48800.. (weeks ago it was the rate of the AC ALONE !!)

      Thanks Abhishek. For all the help. Hope this post will help others too..

      Regards,
      Bilal Inamdar

    • Bilal Inamdar

      Hi @abhijain203:disqus ,
      After visiting the market and multiple option. I zero down to Hitachi WAZA 3200i Iseer 3.99 1020 kwh and most import is the price 42k. I saw the blue star mostly unavailable the rate in the market is around 48-50k for bluestar (3 different location) and availability is issue. Plus outdoor unit is bigger and noise level is high (on both idu and odu) (as per their pdf). So i thought to go with waza or else i would directly go with 5400i/5300i due to the fact they are more efficient and i clean tech which clean the filter automatically. And the image sensor (5400) for more saving. What do you think between waza 3200i and 5400i/5300i (@57k). Due you think @41-42k waza is good deal ? Is there any formula to calculate Energy usage in Rs. as per BILL details ? Also most important thing what about the extended warranty thing can we take it from somewhere else ? I mean do you know anything about it ? or do you have view about it ? i want to know your opinion on extended warrranty ! Can i get it from Thirdy party or should i only take it while purchasing from seller (croma/reliance) ?

      Regards,
      Bilal Inamdar

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

      Hi Bilal,

      If you use the calculator given on this page, you will get a rough idea on electricity bills and savings with different star rated ACs. We have taken a representative number for each star rating and you will get a rough idea on how much electricity bill you will get with a BEE 3 star rated inverter AC or BEE 5 star rated inverter AC. Accordingly you can decide. A lot depends on your size requirement and usage of AC and obviously the tariff. We have put in tariffs of various cities in the calculator.

      Extended warranty is like insurance. You may or may not need it. But it gives peace of mind. Extended Warranty from Manufacturer itself is the best. As far as maintenance is concerned, you can get it done from a local vendor as well if your product is out of coverage. But in case of part replacement, original manufacturer parts are always better.

    • Bilal Inamdar

      thx for reply.
      i will get back to u after market price/model survey

  • Manish Sirr

    Thank You Abhishek Jain.

  • Manish Sirr

    Hi,

    Please tell me whether Voltas INV / AC 123V MY 3S is an inverter Ac?
    Also tell me about its performance.

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

      Voltas is a very good brand and this AC has ISEER of 3.72 which is good for a BEE 3 star rated inverter AC. It’s 100% cooling capacity is 3400 Watts which is 0.97 ton and is close to 1 ton. Typically ACs with cooling capacity of 0.9 to 1.1 ton are marked as 1 ton. So with 0.97 it is quite close to what it promises. The gas is R410A which is energy efficient and green. So performance wise it looks good.

  • Manish Sirr

    Hi,
    Is Voltas INV/AC 123V MY 3S a inverter ac with 3 stars???
    How much electricity will it save as compared to normal 5 star ac????

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

      Yes it is an inverter AC with BEE 3 star ratings. It’s annual electricity consumption for 1600 hrs of usage would be about 730 units. A BEE 5 star rated 1 ton normal AC would consume about 800 units for the same usage. So you save about 9% electricity.

  • Vishal

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am reposting my query.

    Thanks for this great platform. I would like to purchase a 1.5 Tonne 3 Star Split Air conditioner with Copper Condenser although I do not live
    in a high corrosion area. I have shortlisted the below four models (which I have been told are all copper models) but I am not sure which is best in terms
    of efficiency, service and cost of spares. Can you please suggest me on the same?

    Panasonic – KC18SKY3R. This is a 2017 Model but I am unable to find any information for this model online.

    Panasonic – SC 18RKY. This is a 2016 model

    Hitachi – RAU318HWDD. In general I have heard that there are service issues. I checked with the dealer and he says that there are no issues with service. But I am not sure as they may say anything to sell the product.Is there a way to find the same?

    Daikin – FTC50RRV16. I have heard that Daikin is a summer brand as such they will not provide service throughout the year. Is this correct?

    Thanks a lot,

    Vishal

  • Vishal

    Hi Abhishek,
    I had posted my query yesterday but I am unable to see my query. Just want to confirm if I am missing anything or it didn’t get posted.
    Thanks,
    Vishal

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

      I just replied to your yesterday’s query. I hope you received the response. Yesterday was a holiday and that is why you did not get any response.

    • Vishal

      Thanks Abhishek. Not sure what’s happening but I do not see your reply yet.
      Regards,
      Vishal

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

      This is what I replied:

      Hi Vishal,

      Based on my experience observing air conditioner market for past many years, I have seen that in general Hitachi and Daikin are considered as premium brands. Panasonic is also a good japanese brand, but Hitachi and Daikin are more specialized as far as refrigeration/air conditioning technology is concerned. But that does not mean that Panasonic is not a good brand. It’s just the comparison between these 3. I would say Panasonic is far better than many brands out there in the market.

      It is also an observation that in general withing the same star rating band (let’s say within BEE 3 star rated models), Hitachi in general has highest energy efficiency models, followed by Daikin followed by Panasonic. You will find the same pattern in price as well. You will find Hitachi pricier followed by Daikin and Panasonic.

      All these 3 are japanese brands and you will find models that are indian made as well as imported. Some people prefer imported as they are generally slightly better in make, but I would say that their Indian made models are also quite good compared to many brands in the market.

      As far as service is concerned, it is very location specific. Some brands have a wider reach, some have less presence across the country. But if you have a local dealer of the brand, then you will certainly get service. The quality of service depends a lot on the dealer and service center in your area. One cannot generalize service quality across the country as service is provided by humans and no two humans can have same skills. All I can say is that I have heard some complaints about Hitachi from some parts in Delhi and from parts in Kolkata. But that does not mean people do not buy Hitachi, in fact many people specifically look for Hitachi.

      I don’t think there is anything like Summer brand. All these companies operate throughout the year and if they provide service in your area, they will provide it throughout the year.

      As far as copper is concerned, I would suggest please make sure from the dealer that the condenser is copper. The moment he says the condenser is parallel flow (PCF), multi channel (PCF) or alloy, you should know that it is not copper. Hitachi I know has all copper models, Daikin and Panasonic have mixed models (some copper some aluminium). So just confirm before buying.

      Finally amongst the 3 models, Panasonic CS-SC18RKY is the most energy efficient with EER of 3.6 and BEE star rating of 5. If you are getting this model at the same price, then I think this will be a very good buy.

      The rest 3 are BEE 3 star rated models and as I mentioned above, Hitachi RAU318HWDD is the most efficient with EER of 3.29, followed by Daikin FTC50RRV16 with EER of 3.25 and finally Panasonic CS-KC18SKY3R with EER of 3.2.

      Also what you see is marketing tonnage of 1.5, the actual tonnage of Hitachi RAU318HWDD is 1.52, of Daikin FTC50RRV16 is 1.48, of Panasonic CS-SC18RKY is 1.49 and Panasonic CS-KC18SKY3R is 1.42.

      All in all I think Panasonic CS-SC18RKY should be a good buy if you get it at a similar price.

    • Vishal

      I had reposted some time back and looks like it has been deleted

  • saurabh

    Hi Abhishek,

    Looking for AC – Top floor room (14’x10′) in Bangalore. 1.5T seems ideal as per your calculator. Usage requirement would be around 3-4 months – 10 to12 Hours/Day. Will a 3 star inverter be okay?

    I have shortlisted below 3 models from LG. Could you suggest one in terms of overall performance and power saving? Or would you suggest any other model? Budget is max 45k.

    1. JS-Q18NPXA (dual inverter)
    2. LSA5SP5D (it’s 5 star rated, but is this a inverter model)
    3. LSA5NP5A (it’s 5 star rated, but is this a inverter model)

    Thanks
    Saurabh

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

      Hi Saurabh,

      3 star inverter would be perfectly fine for your requirements. Out of the 3 models you have listed 2 & 3 are not inverter tech models. I think LG JS-Q18NPXA would be a better choice amongst the 3.

  • Nina

    Hi

    Can you please tell me the performance of this model
    voltas-15-inverter-ac-18v/99912131

    Best
    Nina

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

      Hi Nina,

      Do you have the exact model number? Voltas has many 1.5 ton inverter AC models.

  • Ananth

    Hi Abhishek
    Looking for AC – Top floor room (15’x11′) – Pune City – West wall window exposed to sunlight. 1.5T seems ideal as per your calculator. Usage requirement would be around 3 months – 8 to 9 Hours/Day only. Will a 3 star inverter be okay?

    Will LG JS-Q18NPXA be sufficient for this room ? Is it a good model that will good with respect to power saving ? Can you suggest similar good models?

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

      HI Ananth,

      A BEE 3 star rated inverter AC would be good enough for your room. LG JS-Q18NPXA would be perfectly fine. You can look at the top ten BEE 3 star rated inverter AC models in the table given above on this page.

  • Josephie

    Hello Abhisheik
    what is the difference between daikin model ftkm50QRV16 / FTKM50PRV16?

    Thanks

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

      Not much I would say. PRV16 was 2014 model, QRV16 was 2015 and RRV16 was 2016.

  • Saurabh Bhandula

    Pls tell me daikin ac required stabilizer or not

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

      Depends on the model you have. If the model specification says stabilizer free operation, then it should work fine. Else you will have to go for a stabilizer.

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

      Depends on model. They would have mentioned the same on the model if it has a stabilizer free operation or not.

  • Sanjay Kumar

    Hi,

    I have confused which is the best model between below two?

    1. Daikin FTKM50RRV16 – it’s having the Refrigerant R-32 and EER is 4.70 and Power consumption is 1315W. Nearly Cost Rs. 53000 (Including Installation) in Hyderabad.

    2. Blue Star 5CNHW18PAFUSMRT – it’s having the Refrigerant R-410A and EER is 4.75 and Power consumption is 1405W. Nearly cost Rs. 55000(Including Installation) in Hyderabad.

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

      Hi Sanjay,

      Both the brands are good brands. I can only suggest from ISEER point of view that Blue Star model has better energy efficiency. All these top models have high end features and good corrosion protection. Difficult to differentiate.

  • saravanan senthilkumar

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thanks for excellent and unbiased inputs.
    Room size is 185 square feet. Per your sizing calculator, he got 1.2 ton inverter AC is sufficient.
    My uncle wants to buy Mitsubishi heavy industries inverter ACs for his serviced rooms in Dindigul District, Tamilnadu.

    While SRK 13 YLS inverter model from Mitsubishi heavy industries has specification as
    Maximum tonnage 1.2
    maximum cooling capacity 14200 BTU (technically 1.2 ton though)
    the SRK13YLS inverter model packing shows only 1 ton (instead of 1.2 ton???)

    Dealer promises SRK13YLS is actually 1.2 TON with 14200 BTU, but only packing is showing as 1 Ton.
    Can we buy his technical argument
    (However, for SRK10YLS is 0.8 ton and packing shows 0.8 ton; and for SRK18YLS is 1.6 ton and packing shows 1.6 ton)

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

      Hello Mr Senthil,

      The model you are looking at has a marketing tonnage of 1 ton whereas the calculator suggested you to go for an AC with marketing tonnage of 1.2. I think AC with marketing tonnage of 1 ton will turn out small for the room. In case of inverter ACs it is better to oversize than undersize the AC as it can always adjust to rooms requirement even if it is oversized. I would suggest going for inverter AC with marketing tonnage of 1.2 (max tonnage 1.4) or marketing tonnage of 1.5 (max tonnage of 1.6 or 1.7).

  • VISHNU

    Hello, I would like to buy an inverter AC. My bed room is 15 X 9 feet. How much capacity AC is required?

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

      There are multiple parameters required to calculate right size AC. I would suggest using the calculator given above on this page.

  • vijoo

    Hi – is there any recommendation / write-up on multi-split / variable refrigerant flow ACs available in India market. Basically, i do not have a lot of space available to keep multiple outdoor units and hence keen for this option. I came across few Panasonic models like U-4LA1E5-19 etc. but have not generally seen any reviews / articles focused on this segment. Any thoughts or comments please?

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

      We do have an article on VRF: https://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/multi-split-and-variable-refrigerant-flow-systems-can-help-save-electricity-in-offices.html

      however, we have not done detailed analysis with data on VRFs. Daikin, Hitachi, Sharp, LG, Blue Star all have multi split inverter options. However, they are generally lot more expensive as compared to having individual split ACs. The reason being that they sell less as compared to individual splits.

    • vijoo

      Thanks Abhishek for your response. Given space is my biggest constraint, would you recommend going with this technology? I am ok to pay a bit more to start with if the operating costs / maintenance etc. are comparable to standard split ACs. Or is it an unproven tech. in India?

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

      Tech is not very different from what regular inverter ACs have, so the challenge is not with “unproven” tech. It just has higher costs as compared to having individual split ACs. If space is a big constraint, then you will have to go with this only.

  • karthik

    Hi,
    I am planning to buy AC based on your review and excellent data set provided. I still confused between following 2 models,
    1. LGBSA12BEYD (LG BSA12IBE Inverter V Split AC (1 Ton, White)
    2. Hitachi – Ace 4200i – 1.0 TR (RAU412EWEAS)
    3. Blue star- Inverter – 1 Ton – 5Star – Copper – R410 – White5CNHW12PAFU

    Because few comments I am seeing Hitachi service is pathetic as I live in Bangalore.

    Could you pls. suggest which one is better based on your view?

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

      Hi Karthik,

      Of the 3 models, Blue Star 5CNHW12PAFU is the most energy efficient. Blue Star is a good brand, so you may go for it.

    • karthik

      Thank you Abhishek.

  • PEdro

    Hi,
    It seems it lacks the standby consumption of the units.
    This is certainly not irrelevant in plenty of models (~50W 24h/day)!

  • Mohan

    I had chosen three models of 1.5 ton inverter ac to buy, which one is better:

    Daikin FTKM50RRV16
    Blue Star 5CNHW18PAFU
    Blue Star 5CNHW18PAFUSMRT

    Regards,
    Mohan

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

      Blue Star 5CNHW18PAFU and 5CNHW18PAFUSMRT are same models with SMRT model has additional features to control the AC through smart mobile app. Efficiency wise Blue Star model have better EER or energy efficiency ratio. They also have good corrosion protection and copper heat exchangers. Daikin is a leading Japanese brand while Blue Star is a leading Indian brand. Both are good brands. You may go for Blue Star 5CNHW18PAFUSMRT.

  • Saurabh Bhandula

    Hi I want to purchase split ac 1.2 ton hitachi split ac my room size is 17×7×10 should I purchase it . It has 4050 cooling capacity

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

      Hi Saurabh,

      I would suggest you to use the calculator on this page to check the right size of AC for your room: http://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

    • Saurabh Bhandula

      As per your calculator my room size is 1190 and in moradabad UP temp is 38 – 45 and according to ur calculator my room size is suitable for 1.2 ton ac having cooling capacity 4050 but during 2 pm to 4pm direct sunlight comes towards the door side should I go or not pls tell it’s a hitachi ac

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

      You can certainly go for a hitachi 1.2 ton AC if that fits in your room (as per the calculator). Hitachi 1.2 ton ACs are good ones.

  • wasil

    hi, i m from srinagar (kashmir). i want a AC(hot & cold) for my room. my room size is 14ft x 10ft x 9ft. which ac would be best and economical for my room.
    abhishek can you plz reply

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

      Hi Wasil,

      Choice depends a lot on your usage. In hot and cold you can get models with or without inverter compressor. In general hot and cold model without inverter compressor are not very energy efficient. But they will be least expensive. Those with inverter will be expensive but will be very energy efficient. If your usage of AC will be high then it will be better to go for energy efficient model. Daikin, Carrier, Mitsubishi have good models with inverter tech. But choice depend a lot on the brands available in your city.

  • nandip

    I am confused which is best model between two?
    daikin ftc50rrv161

    bluestar 3hw18vc1

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

      Daikin model is more energy efficient.

  • dinesh joshi

    Today my carrier service guy came for cleaning and I asked him which one of carrier should I get he advised not to get duraedge and Superia and Octra are similar with cosmetic changes but the one thing which he kept on repeating is get 5 star ac instead of Inverter as he was saying if ac breaks one of component of Inverter ac cost around 16000 but same part cost around 4-5k so if ac breaks you would get screwed

    Abhishek can you please comment on this

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

      I have been hearing this for past 3 years now :). Still lot of people are going for inverter ACs as they can feel the difference. Well the part that he is talking about is the PCB (or printed circuit board). And it can get damaged due to 2 reasons: 1) Voltage Surge (or sudden voltage increase) 2) Corrosion. There are brands that are providing protection from these factors lately. Like of LG, Samsung, Daikin actively market their voltage protection feature. Blue Star and Voltas have corrosion protection casing for PCBs.

      Now you have a reason to worry if: 1) Either your voltage supply is not proper or 2) The environment you live in is quite corrosive (good enough to corrode any electronic product in your house).

      There are ways to manage these:

      1) For voltage if you get a surge protector or a voltage stabilizer with thermal overload feature, then it can protect your PCB with bad power quality.

      2) For corrosion protection: there are several corrosion protection coatings available for electronics in market. PCBs are there in every electronic equipment and corrosion protection sprays are available for PCBs.

      Now if you know that if either one of them can cause problems then you can plan accordingly (either buy a brand that provides those features or ask Carrier if they have such protection and if they can give warranty for it).

    • dinesh joshi

      Thanks I don’t have either of problem in my place I bought Superia inverter 1.5 from snehanjali for 39.5k with installation

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

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

  • Babu

    Hi,

    My bed room size is 10 * 12. Which has 2 doors(I put in different words in plan wise, my bed room is 2nd room; from room1 to room3 we will go through room2). And moreover we have an iron Godrej shelf. one more primary point is it is one floor building, which don’t have another floor on top it, but bed room has false ceiling. I am living in Rajahmundry(AP) which is usually have more heat in summer like more than 45 degree centigrade.

    AS per caliculator it is showing 1 ton is sufficient, but with above description still you sujjest 1 ton AC?

    I want to take less energy consume AC like 5 star rating. how about Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 1.1 ton AC?

    • Babu

      Abhishek could you reply asap… in AP prices are increasing from Jan 2017 on-wards. So i want to take in this month itself.

      Some of my friends suggesting blue star and Hitachi. My budget is max 40k +/- 2k installation charges. could you suggest the AC….thanks.

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

      I did reply to this yesterday:

      Hi Babu,

      I have a feeling that you did not put in the inputs in the calculator correctly. Did you check the checkbox which says: “Check this if the ceiling of the room gets direct sunlight from top during the day” …. because you do get direct sunlight from the top. In such case your sizing should be 1.2 ton and not 1 ton. If you do not give it the right inputs, it will not calculate it right.

      MHI 1.1 ton AC sounds great for your room. MHI ACs are really good.

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

      Hi Babu,

      I have a feeling that you did not put in the inputs in the calculator correctly. Did you check the checkbox which says: “Check this if the ceiling of the room gets direct sunlight from top during the day” …. because you do get direct sunlight from the top. In such case your sizing should be 1.2 ton and not 1 ton. If you do not give it the right inputs, it will not calculate it right.

      MHI 1.1 ton AC sounds great for your room. MHI ACs are really good.

    • Babu

      Thanks Abhishek. I will go with your suggestion.

  • NAIK SURAJ SURESH

    Hello Abhishek,
    I have used the calculator and as per that i would require a 1 ton AC in bed room and 1.8 to 2 ton Ac in the day room. I would prefer buying Mitsubishi ,Daikin or LG brand as the service in our locality is comparatively better. I have tried searching for the best inverter AC models among the listed brands. My only issue is that i reside in Goa (Vasco da Gama) , which is a total coastal strip. I am worried about the condenser and evaporator materials. Just wanted some help from you to select the best model among these brands which would cater to my requirements. I have tried shortlisting models also and have narrowed down to LG BSA12PMZD or a Daikin FTKM35RRV16 for my one ton and Daikin FTKM60RRV16 (1.8 ton) or LG BSA24MAYD ( 2 TON). Please help me select one or some better product from the brand not shortlisted here. and also wanted to know if the evaporator and condener of shortlisted models are of Cu. looking forward to your reply. Thank you in advance.

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

      Hello Mr Naik,

      Firstly let me clear some confusion: both copper and aluminium condensers can corrode if there is no corrosion protection. Copper condensers or tube and fin type of condensers have copper tubes and aluminium fins that can have galvanic corrosion which can be faster than corrosion of a single metal entity. Aluminium condensers or PFC are great heat exchangers, and also the rate of corrosion will be less as compared to copper one, but then if it corrodes, it cannot be repaired and will need a replacement. Whereas the copper condenser can be repaired.

      Now as both can corrode, the most important thing is to have good corrosion protection. A model with good corrosion protection can help ensure long life. And if it is copper then it can be repaired if it corrodes after the corrosion protection wears off.

      These days brands like Samsung and LG that mostly use aluminium condenser are giving 5 years warranty on the condenser. They are so confident of their corrosion protection that they are ready to take a 5 years risk, which I think should give a lot of confidence to consumer as well. However, a point to note is that it is not just the condenser (outdoor unit heat exchanger) that needs corrosion protection. Even the indoor unit heat exchanger (evaporator) needs corrosion protection. And both can be copper or aluminium and manufacturers have models with mix and match variety.

      Now amongst the brands that you have listed, Mitsubishi and Daikin have some models with copper and some with Aluminium. The unfortunate reality is that most of the times manufacturers do not mention if it is copper or aluminium. But mostly they do mention if it has corrosion protection or not. An easy way to check for corrosion protection is to look at the condenser/evaporator and see if it looks blue or golden (typically the coatings come in these colors).

      Of all the 4 models you have listed, Daikin does mention corrosion protection as a feature for it’s FTKM range. However, I am not 100% sure if it is 100% copper or not but Daikin should most likely have copper condenser. LG has neither mentioned the condenser type (PFC or Tube and Fin) or corrosion protection for the two ACs. But we have seen that LG mostly has PFC Aluminium condenser and they do apply good corrosion protection. Finally, your choice should depend on which company gives you better warranty on condenser/evaporator and compressor (check for warranties on all 3). All the 4 models are energy efficient and from good brands, but warranty should help you decide the one to choose.

      P.S: Daikin uses R-32 which is a better refrigerant as compared to R-410 used by LG models.

  • dinesh joshi

    I asked question on Carrier and my questions are getting deleted ?

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

      They are not deleted. I just replied to you on your previous 2 queries.

    • dinesh joshi

      I had posted it said comment removed

  • dinesh joshi

    What is the power usage of Carrier Midea Superia Inverter and Carrier Midea Octra Inverter and basic difference between the two ? Looking for 1.5 Ton Inverter AC only.

    I find Hitachi 5200i available for around 42k for 1.5Ton cheapest i could find while Carrier Superia Inverter for 46k , Hitachi and Mitsubishi service seems very unclear can you shed some light of Service of the different companies already own Carrier and service is good in Mumbai

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

      These are top brands that you are looking at. Difficult to say how their service would be in your local area as service is a very location specific data and we do not have that detail. Service centers of certain brands are good in some location and not so good in others. So difficult to tell. Also as Carrier does not provide much data and its models are not rated on BEE rating, so it is difficult for me to provide those values.

    • dinesh joshi

      I got deal on Reliance Digital for Carrier Octra Inverter 1.5 Ton for 39,000/- seems like very cheap price and no other dealer could match it

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

      That certainly sounds like a good deal.

    • dinesh joshi

      Seems like I’ll probably go with Carrier have reached out to them about power usage and difference , also my other comment is gone now

      EDIT – Now my older comment also started showing up.

      As it seems its difficult to get good dealers for Hitachi and Mitsubushi and service is mostly poor with small dealers VIjay Sales , Kohinoor or Even Croma dont keep Mitsubshi and Hitachi so out of options then

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

      We have caching on our site which makes the site load faster. Any new comments take some time to show up. Your comments are not getting deleted. The only case where they do not show up is when someone puts a link in the comment. So if there is a link, the comment will not show up and if there is none, then it will show up automatically. It just takes some time.

    • dinesh joshi

      Found out the power usage is 960 W for 1 and 1425 for 1.5 actually no big dealers keep Mitsubshi because of very low margin similar is case of Hitachi

  • sarin

    Hi abishek,mithsibishi ele MSY-GK18VAinverter,Hitachi kazikoi5400,Toshiba inverter, which is best perfomer

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

      Hi Sarin,

      Purely from Energy Efficiency perspective Hitachi Kashikoi 5400 is the most energy efficient model.

  • Bino

    I had chosen two models inverter ac to buy which one is better

    Blue Star 5CHNHW12PAFU – R410 – 1.00 ton
    Daikin FTKM35PRV16 – R32 – 1.00 ton

    Regards,

    Bino

    • Bino

      Hi Abhishek can you suggest me which one is more efficient

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

      I think I replied to you on this yesterday.

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

      From energy efficiency perspective Bluestar BI-5CNHW12PAFUSMRT and Daikin FTKM35RRV16 are quite close. The ISEER numbers are almost the same. Daikin is a Japanese brand while Blue Star is an Indian brand. Both are among top brands. Blue Star model has R410A, Daikin has R32. I think R32 is better than R410A. However, you also need to make sure about the material of the condenser. Blue Star model certainly has copper. I am not 100% sure of Daikin FTKM. Difficult to pick one. You may go for one that has better service in your area.

    • Bino

      Thanks Abhishek for your reply

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    • Hardik Trivedi

      Hello, i am in need of 2 A.Cs for 2 rooms and as per calculation they should be 1.5 ton, living in ahmedabad, need copper model, star rated- energy efficient and budget is 35 to 40k. Please suggest brand and if possible models also. I am not expecting any inverter model in this range hence dint mention it. Please advice.

  • Allwyn

    Hi Abhishek firstly thank you for what your doing to help the common man.
    I require your expertises in finalising the purchase of Ac for my house 3nos
    Flat is on 3rd floor

    Hall
    15x15x9
    Intention is Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
    SRK 20 CSS -S6
    1.6 TON 5 STAR
    Usage 3~6 hours

    Master Bed
    13x11x9
    Intention is Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
    SRK 13 CRS -S6
    1.1 TON 5 STAR
    Usage 6~8 hours

    KIDS BED
    12x10x9
    Intention is Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
    SRK 10 CRS -S6
    0.9 TON 5 STAR
    Usage 6~8 hours

    Please advice weither the choice is good or I could opt for a different brand please help
    Best regards,

    Allwyn

    • Allwyn Fernandes

      Awaiting your reply which brand is better mitsuibhi heavy industries, daikin , Carrier

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

      All are top brands. Cannot say which is better (unless I have to compare individual models from each of them).

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

      Hi Allwyn,

      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is a great brand and has really energy efficient ACs. It has really good technology as well. However, just make sure that they have good service in your area. Your choices are good as long as your usage is not really high and tariff is about Rs 6-7 per unit. If usage is high (say throughout the year) and tariff is also high (e.g. Mumbai) then inverter technology ACs would be a better choice than regular BEE 5 star rated ACs.

  • Rahul Gokul Sonar

    hi, i am rahul , i want to purchase lg 1.5 TON Inverter ac and i shortlisted these three models
    1. BSA18IMA
    2. BSA18BEYD
    3. BSA18MAYD
    Please suggest which are the best with energy saving and features.

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

      Hi Rahul,

      BSA18MAYD and BSA18BEYD are more efficient and almost similar. The only difference is that BSA18MAYD has mosquito away technology. So if you ask for the best then BSA18MAYD is the best.

  • ss

    how is lloyd ac

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

      Lloyd is a good brand.

  • SS

    my room size 16*11
    first floor tell the correct ac

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

      I would suggest you to use the calculator and table of top ACs given above on this page. If you still have doubts, I will surely help you.

  • ELVIN EAPEN

    Dear Abishek,
    Firstly appreciate on the excellent article on AC’s from your team .I am looking for 1 ton 5 star ac and have shortlisted the following brands suggest the best brand in terms of power consumption and long term performance .
    1) Mitsubishi electric – MSGK13VA
    2) DAIKIN – FTC35QRV16
    3) CARRIER SUPERIA 1 TON

    Also pls explain ,if Higher CFM plays any added advantage in cooling .looking forward for comments .

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

      Hello Elvin,

      CFM has nothing to do with cooling capacity. But yes CFM affects the reach of the air conditioner. A faster fan speed (or more CFM) makes the AC cover a larger distance (especially when there is no other source of air movement in the room …. or ceiling fan is switched off). But the impact of CFM is limited to that. It does not impact cooling capacity. A 1 ton AC is a 1 ton AC. And 1 ton is the cooling capacity or rate of extraction of heat in BTU/hr. And whatever be the CFM the rate of extraction of heat does not change with CFM. The only thing is that 1 ton is equal to 12000 BTU/hr (or 3517 watts), but sometimes even if the AC has cooling capacity of 3200 watts, manufacturers mark it as 1 ton (they round it up). So you will see AC with 3200 and 3500 watts as cooling capacity and both will be marked as 1 ton. But CFM has NO relation with tonnage (or cooling capacity).

      Now amongst the three models that you have listed, all three have almost same energy efficiency of 3.6/3.61/3.62. So there is not much difference in energy efficiency. Mitsubishi Electric model has highest cooling capacity so it will cool faster. Brand wise all 3 are good and top brands. Your decision should depend on which brand has a good service centre close to your house. You local dealers can better tell you about that.

    • ELVIN EAPEN

      Dear Abhishek ,
      Many thanks for you swift reply .
      Elvin

  • Muzmilkhan

    Hi,
    Thanks a lot Abhishek.. I have purchased AC, Washing Machine and Refrigerator as per your suggestions and its doing good.
    Now I wants to buy one more AC for my living room.
    Details:
    Area: Dahisar East, Mumbai
    Room Size: 14X12X10
    Floor: 7th Floor (Top Floor)
    Direct sunlight comes after 2 PM to one window.
    Usage: 10 hours plus and atleast for 8 months.
    Budget: no bar
    Please suggest
    Regards,
    Muzmilkhan

  • Subir Verma

    Hi,
    I am Subir, Please suggest AC brand for my home.
    Details are under:
    Resident ot Mumbai, Meera Road.
    6th Floor, Total building is of 7 floor.
    Room size: 15X15
    Usage 10 Hours plus.
    Please suggest 2-3 brand AC
    Regards,
    Subir

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

      Hi Subir,

      There are lot of parameters that determine right size and right star rating for an AC. It will not be productive if I ask you all of them and then you reply and then I reply. I would strongly suggest that you look at Calculator, FAQ and list of top ACs on this link on our website: http://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-ap...

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

      You can also look at our database of all ACs available in market on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/re

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

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

      https://www.bijlibachao.com/ge

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

  • Raghavenda Shet

    Hi Abhishek,

    I’m Raghavendra from Bangalore and My parents are staying in native place namely Udupi, Karnataka (coastal area 4km from beach) where

    Area climate in winter 28 / 22 ‘ C. In summer it will 30 / 39 ‘ C. Humidity is high nearly 85% – 90%. Our bedroom size is 12x10x10.

    1. No direct sunlight from top during the day.
    2. No walls of the room get direct sun light during the day.

    I need your help in selecting a one tonne ac for my parents bedroom. They will hardly use AC during Summer 5-6 hours/ day and 6 month in a year.

    My requirement is

    1. Easy to handle.
    2. Easy to operate.
    3. Good Service.

    I discussed couple of agents in my area and they suggested Godrej 3 star and IFB. And one of my friend suggested Trane.

    My budget price range is 30K-45K. What is your recommendation brand and model number?

    Regards,
    Raghavendra

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

      Hi Raghavendra,

      What all brands are available in your area? Your choice will depend a lot on that. You should get service from the brand and that will happen only if a brand has presence in your area.

    • Raghavenda Shet

      Hi Abhishek,

      Good Morning!

      In my area Godrej, Samsung, Onida, LG, Panasonic are available.

      Regards,
      Raghavendra

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

      Hi Raghavenda,

      As you are close to sea, it is safer to go for an AC with copper condenser. And Godrej and Panasonic amongst all the brands you have listed are most likely to get you a model with copper condenser. Samsung and LG have aluminium parallel flow condenser in most of their models. Even godrej and panasonic have some models with aluminium, but you will have more choices in copper in Godrej and Panasonic.

      Also you can easily get BEE 5 star rated 1 ton AC in your budget and I think 1 ton should be good enough for the room. I think Panasonic CS-SC12RKY or CS-KC12RKY-1 …. or in Godrej GSC 12 TSZ 5 RWPT or GSC 12 TPX 5 RWPT would be good.

      You can get much more efficient models in LG and Samsung and in fact they will also give you 5 year condenser warranty as they do apply good corrosion protection on their aluminium condensers. But because I am not sure about the corrosiveness of air in your area, I think Godrej or Panasonic 100% copper models would be safer. In fact Panasonic models have more cooling capacity amongst the 4 models listed, so they would be the best option I think.

    • Raghavenda Shet

      Thanks a lot for your valuable information.

  • cooljay

    hello Abishek.. i found some of the daikin inverter models ends with RRV16.. how it is differ from QRV16 models. The FTKM50RRV16 consumes less power than FTMK50QRV16 really?

    also what will be the main difference between Dainkin FTKM or KP vs ATKM or KP models.. it show all are same in the comparison..

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

      TKM (BEE 5 star) is the most energy efficient series followed by TKP (BEE 4 star) and then TKH (BEE 3 star). The first letter (F, D or A) are different variations of same model (just like if you go to buy a Hyundai i10 you will get Era, Magna, Asta) … The basic specs of the F, D and A variations are the same but the difference is in extra filters and features that are there in the indoor unit.

      QRV16 is 2015 range and RRV16 is 2016 range. The energy efficiency is the same but some features have changed in newer models. So as far as electricity consumption is concerned then FTKM50QRV16, FTKM50RRV16 , DTKM50QRV16, DTKM50RRV16, ATKM50QRV16, ATKM50RRV16 all 6 will have same power consumption. Similarly FTKP50QRV16, FTKP50RRV16 , DTKP50QRV16, DTKP50RRV16, ATKP50QRV16, ATKP50RRV16 will have same power consumption.

    • cooljay

      Hello Abhishek,

      i found in the shopping wesite that.. condenser coil of Daikin FTKP50QRV16 and DTKP50QRV16 is copper and ATKP50QRV16 has aluminum (PFC).. is it true..!!!???

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

      I am not very sure as Daikin does not clearly provide the information on its website or brochures.

    • cooljay

      Amazing.. i think you are the only guy here we have to clarify these type of doubts.. Thanks a lot.. im looking for 1.5 ton inverter model.. i saw that the FTKM50RRV16 and FTKM50QRV16 are good in daikin….most of the dealers dont have this model.. ill search for it.. Thanks again…

  • Shenoy Karun

    Hi Abhishek,

    I need your help in selecting a one tonne ac for my bedroom. Wondering which one will be suitable for me – Daikin FTKM35RRV / Daikin FTKM35QRV16 / Hitachi RAV412EWEAD / Hitachi RAV312KWEA / LG BSA12BEYD?

    One of the dealers is trying to push General ASGG12JLCA and Toshiba RAS-13N3KCV-IN (both Thailand sourced). Are they as energy efficient as Daikin FTKM series?

    I might use it for up to 290 hours per month, hence need an inverter one in the price range of Rs 38,000 – 42,000. Do you have any other suggestions within this price range?

    Best,
    S Karun, Kochi

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

      Hi Karun,

      Daikin FTKM and Hitachi Kashikoi series are some of the most efficient products in the market. There are a few models from Blue Star and Godrej that are comparable in efficiency. But General and Toshiba do not have that kind of efficiency. So if efficiency is your primary concern then I would suggest you to go for Daikin FTKM or Hitachi Kashikoi 5400/5300/5200 series.

    • S Karun

      Thank you Abhishek! This is of great help to me.

  • Vinay

    Which 1 star 3 ton split ac is best between Carrier Duraedge / Bluestar 3HW18LAU price of both ac is same.

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

      Carrier Duraedge has 3 variants: One is BEE 2 star one is BEE 3 star and one is BEE 5 star. I hope you are comparing the BEE 3 star model. Now Duraedge BEE 3 star model is a bit more efficient than BlueStar model, but then BlueStar model has slightly more cooling capacity (and thus will cool faster). The energy efficiency difference is minor, so I think Bluestar 3HW18LAU is a better choice.

  • SS

    I WANT 1.5 TON SPLIT AC WITH 410 GAS MY BUDGET 37K
    TELL THE BEST BRAND

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

      There are lot of parameters that determine right size and right star rating for an AC. It will not be productive if I ask you all of them and then you reply and then I reply. I would strongly suggest that you look at Calculator, FAQ and list of top ACs on this link on our website: http://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-ap...

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

      You can also look at our database of all ACs available in market on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/re

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

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

      https://www.bijlibachao.com/ge

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

  • ss

    which is best ac with 410 gas 1.5 ton my budget 40 k

  • Viswanath Balasa

    Hello Abhishek,

    I am from bengaluru with requirement of HOT and cold option for a room of 12*11*10 dimensions.
    Could you please give 5 options in R410A refreiegerant types?As I serached internet I could not get any one of 410 type.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Viswanath

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

      If you want to go for Hot and Cold model, then better go for a model with Inverter Compressor as regular hot and cold models are not very energy efficient.

      You can look at Mitsubishi Electric (I think their MSZ-HJ series is R410A) or Daikin (Daikin typically uses R32 which is better than R410A) or Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (http://www.iaplgroup.com/split.php) …. All these have inverter technology hot and cold AC that use R410A or R32.

  • Sudarsan

    Hi Abishek,

    I am from Tamilnadu.
    My area climate in winter 28 / 21 ‘ C. In summer it will 30 / 39 ‘ C.
    Avg Humidity is 25%.

    My Bedroom size is 10 x 10 x 10.

    1. Ceiling of the room gets direct sunlight from top during the day
    2. West, South or South West walls of the room get direct sunlight during the day

    i will use 6-8 hrs/day and 6 months in year.

    Calculator recommendation is 1.2 tons

    I planned for 2 bedrooms.

    What is your recommendation brand and model number? Also the cost.

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

      By the way these are the most efficient BEE 5 star rated non inverter 1.2 ton ACs:

      Hitachi RAU514AWD
      Hitachi RAU514HWDD
      Hitachi RAU514HWDS
      Hitachi RAU514IVD
      Voltas 155 CY
      Whirlpool 3DCOOL HD 5S (1.2 T)

    • Sudarsan

      Thanks Mr. Abhishek. U give the preference for Hitachi. I will go for Hitachi RAU514HWDS.

      Thanks a lot dear Abhishek

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

      What is the star rating that the calculator recommended you? BEE 3 star, 5 star or inverter?

    • Sudarsan

      plz suggest ur own Abhishek. I m not a specialist. I can afford 30k maximum for each unit

  • AK Anand

    Hello Mr Abhishek. (1) Between Daikin 2 Ton Inverter AC and Hitachi 2-Ton Inverter AC which would be a better option?
    (2) Saw in the newspaper today that Voltas 1.5 Ton Inverter AC 183 VEY is being offered on exchange basis at a price of Rs 36490/=. Is this a good option? Thanks You.

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

      All depends on the model you are choosing. Cannot compare brands. Only models can be compared.

  • Sunil

    Dear Abhishek,

    I have shortlisted the following 2 ac’s based on their power consumption. Can you help me choose between the two. I live in navi mumbai not too far from the sea. The environment is quite corrosive over here.

    Hitachi RAU512IWEA 1 Ton
    Godrej GSC 12 GIG 5 DGOG (NXW) 1 Ton

    Regards,
    Sunil

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

      Hitachi would be all copper, while Godrej model you have chosen is PFC which would be aluminium. So Hitachi is a safer choice.

    • Sunil

      Thanks Abhishek, your website is a treasure of information. I always check your website when energy effecienty is on my mind :-) . Previously your website had helped me make decision to buy BLDC Ceiling fan.
      Great work. Keep it up.

      Regards,
      Sunil

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

      Thanks for the feedback. I am glad that the information has helped you in choosing the right products.

  • Ruggedknot

    Hello Abhishek,

    Great work on the website, it has proven a valuable resource already.

    I intend to buy and use a new A/C with daily usage of 14+ hours.

    Room size: 10x12x14.

    Budget: 30-40k

    I’m choosing between the 5-star non-inverter LG 1 Ton 5 Star Split AC White (LSA3NP5A) & the SAMSUNG 1 Ton Inverter Split AC White (AR12JV5HBWKNNA)

    LG will work out to about 28-29k while the Samsung will be 37k. What would you recommend? Any insights would be appreciated.

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

      For High usage inverter AC is the best. Between the two you have listed, I would suggest Samsung 1 ton inverter AC.

  • Ilamathi V

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am staying in Chennai and planing to buy inverter AC and my usage,

    Dialy Usage: 8-10hrs
    Room Size: 10*11*11
    Budget: 40-50K

    Based on your calculator it suggesting to buy 1 Ton with Inverter type A.C. Could you please suggest some good model in Hitachi brand inverter type. I am planing for the below model,
    1.RAU312KWEA Toushi PRO 1 TON
    2.RAU412EWEAD Neo 4200i series 1 TON
    3.RAU412EWEAS ACE 4200i serires 1 TON
    4.RAU512AWEA Kasikoi 5200i.

    Could you please suggest any one of the model from above or some other model as well?. The first model ‘RAU312KWEA Toushi PRO’ i can get it aroud 37K, so how about this one and it also good, please suggest.

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

      The most efficient model in your list is Kashikoi 5200i as it is a BEE 5 star rated inverter AC. Toushi Pro is a BEE 3 star rated one and will be much less energy efficient as compared to Kashikoi 5200i. If it fits in your budget, then Kashikoi 5200i would be the most energy efficient model in your list.

    • Ilamathi V

      Thanks a lot Abhishek. I have checked the shops here, but kashikoi 5200i around 55K and it won’t fit in my budget. So could you please suggest some other model or shall i go with Toushi Pro model?. Toushi PRO also inverter type and it perform well and more energy efficient compared to normal 5 start AC right?. In shop they suggesting few models that start in ‘RAU 0’ like RAU013EVEA, RAU018KVEA models, but i couldn’t find these model in hitachi site, so it it out dated model? how abt these model energy efficient, please advice got confused totally.

      Please suggest.

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

      RAU018KVEA is a 1.5 ton Kampa Inverter which is an old model from Hitachi when BEE star rating for Inverter ACs was not introduced. It’s EER was 3.4 which if they had got BEE star rating for, then it would have been BEE 4 star rated. So it was a good model. But Hitachi is no longer marketing this model. Toushi Pro is BEE 3 star rated inverter AC. Based on the numbers, it is slightly better than BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC. So yes it will perform better than normal 5 star rated AC.

  • Vasudeo Chaudhari

    Dear Abhishek

    I am planning to purchase 1.5 ton ac for home usage at Ahmadabad, when i went to various seller then they generally suggesting me to go for 5 start normal AC instated of inverter, they also told me that inverter generally gets burn in long term and it cost around 15-20k. I highly appreciate if you can give some suggestions. I kindly request you to suggest me inverter ac not just in terms of energy efficiency but also long term performance.

    I highly appreciate your cooperation

    Vasudeo Chaudhari

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

      Hi Vasudeo,

      I have been personally using an inverter AC for last 3 years now and it has been working perfectly fine for me. But I am based in Mumbai where power quality is quite good. However, I think power quality should be good in Ahmedabad as well because Torrent Power should provide good quality power. Burning of PCB in an inverter AC can happen if there are lot of power surges in your house. Power surges can happen due to bad power quality or even due to short circuits etc in your house (mainly due to bad power line). These days manufacturers are making inverter ACs where the PCB is protected (Samsung and Blue Star are providing good protection). Also you can use a voltage stabilizer with surge protection or a regular surge protector to protect your inverter AC.

  • ramya

    Hi Abhishek , i use ac daily 8 to 12 hrs 6months a year. Iws using lg inverter v 1ton first model which giving trouble now. since 4 yeaaars old. Now i planned to buy new from good brand n electricity saving unlike lg within budget around 38k r 40k range.. Can u plz Suggest me a best power saving inverter 1ton ac around 40k range from two brands. Thanks in advance

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

      You can look at Daikin FTKP35RRV16 or DTKP35RRV16
      Or you can go for BlueStar 3CNHW12CAFU

    • ramya

      thanks for suggestion. Any other from inverter 5 star rating for save more power from premium brands like mitshubsi r hitachi

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

      Those will be beyond your budget.

  • praveen

    Hi,

    I am from Hyderabad. Looking for a AC. Please let me know which one is better in it. Room size 12*12*12

    1) Blue Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC White (CNHW18RAF) — Will get for 36-37K From Croma store
    2) Carrier 1.5 Ton 5 Star Split AC White (18K Ester 5 Star) — Will get for 33k From Flipkart
    3) BLUE STAR 1.5 TON CNHW18CAF INVERTER AC — Will get for 37K from Croma Store

    I am not exactly sure what is the difference those 2 blue star models. Also for CNGW18RAF i heard that is 3 start Inverter AC.

    Let me know if you have any other AC suggestions. My budget is around 35K

    Thanks

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

      HI Praveen,

      The two bluestar models you have listed are Inverter Tech ACs. Inverter Tech ACs are certainly better than Non inverter tech ACs. However, Bluestar CNHW18RAF has very low EER of 2.82, so I think that is ruled out. Carrier model that you have selected is a BEE 5 star rated with EER of 3.51, which is good, but still it is not inverter tech AC. I think the best model is Blue Star CNHW18CAF which has a EER of 3.31 (it’s non inverter equivalent would be about EER of 4.1).

      So the best choice amongst the three that you have listed is the 3rd one.

    • praveen

      Thanks a lot Abhishek .. Anyother suggestions..

      I was looking more into inverter AC’s & found below.. What’s your view on Onida & Carrier AC’s compared the Blue star model.

      Onida 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC White (INV18DLA) — 31k from Flipkart

      Carrier 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC White (MS11D6-18CRDN1-QC2) — 38k From Flipkart

      BLUE STAR 1.5 TON CNHW18CAF INVERTER AC — 39k from Croma store

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

      Carrier and Blue Star have a better brand value as compared to Onida. Blue Star is an Indian brand and Carrier is American brand. Both are good.

    • praveen

      Thanks Abhishek …. I have brought Blue start Model … Is it worth to buy 2yrs extended warranty for Rs 3699

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

      Hi Praveen, I would equate the question to asking if one should buy term life insurance. If a person lives for long, term life insurance feels like a waste. But if something happens, then it is the most useful thing.

  • prabir kumar talapatra

    in Mumbai Borivali west LIC Colony wish to replace with i Ton window AC room size 10′ X10’X 9 FT HT suggest best available one please

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

      Go for 1 ton inverter AC for maximum energy savings.

  • ashutosh

    Hi Abhishek, I want to purchase a 1.5 ton window ac and confused between whirlpool and hitachi. Please recommend. I am ready for other brands also
    Regards
    Ashutosh Malviya

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

      Hi Ashutosh,

      Hitachi has some of the most energy efficient 1.5 ton window ACs but then in general window ACs have such low energy efficiency that we do not recommend people to go for window ACs unless the usage of AC is very low. Hitachi RAV518HUD and RAT518HUD are the most efficient models.

  • Pravin Patil

    Hi Abhishek, I recently moved to chennai and setting up home, before buying AC here want to get help from master. My budget is around 30K and room size is not so big and not so small, based on room size, calculate the tonnage required for room based, thanks to bijlibachao for this.
    Could you please suggest me brand models like Panasonic, LG, Diakin, Hitachi with 1ton, inverter AC and fit to my budget 30 to 32k.

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

      Difficult to get premium brand 1 ton inverter AC in 30-32K. You best bet would be to go for Voltas or Lloyd 1 ton inverter AC with BEE 3 star rating.

    • Pravin Patil

      Thanks Abhishek for your suggestion
      can you suggest for below model or any other in that price?
      LG LSA3NP5A

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

      Hi Pravin,

      LG LSA3NP5A is a BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC. You may get it for 25K in the market. Extremely difficult to get an inverter tech AC at this price point. Cheapest inverter tech 1 ton AC may cost about 30K and then again you will get BEE 3 star rated inverter AC which will be as good as BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC. I think you should go ahead with this LG model. Please note that this model has Multi Flow Aluminium Condenser which will not be great in case your environment is very humid.

    • Pravin Patil

      Thanks Abhishek for your valuable suggestion.
      Thanks for highlighting condenser point here. I may have to go for copper condenser since it’s very humid here.
      Below are few models I have seen. Can you suggest?

      Blue star 5hw12sbu 1ton 5star aluminium condenser

      Goodrej gsc12tsz 3 star 1ton copper condenser

      I am not sure if I should go for 3 start or 5 star split ac for my house. Please can you help here.

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

      You can use the calculator on this page to figure out the right star rating that you need. You can get a 5 star rated model as well in Godrej as well as Blue Star.

    • Pravin Patil

      Hi Abhishek,
      Thanks for your suggestion.
      I picked up below 3 models, please suggest me from this
      Blue Star 1 ton, 5HW12SATU
      Carrier Superia 1 ton
      Blue Star CNHW12CAF 1 ton

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

      Carrier Superia will have better energy efficiency than the blue star models.

    • Pravin Patil

      Great…thanks Abhishek for your valuable guidance and time. I finalize to buy carrier superia. Thanks again

  • Hrishikesh Badawate

    hi Abhishek we finalised to buy hitachi kashikoi 5400i 1.5 ton which has iseer 5.0 but before buying i got to check out whirpool fantasia inverter ac 1.5 ton has iseer 5.6 . so which one should I go for

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

      The numbers that Whirlpool has given on it’s website are their European SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) numbers. The SEER for Europe will be different from Indian SEER or ISEER as climate is cold in Europe and much hot in India. The ISEER numbers of Whirlpool Fantasia Inverter AC as per BEE website (https://www.beestarlabel.com) is 3.57 and it is a BEE 3 star rated AC.

    • Hrishikesh Badawate

      so what is BEE rating for Hitachi kashikoi 5400i 1.5 Ton I tried to search on beestarlabel website but model number RAU518CWEA was no where to be found

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

      Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i is BEE 5 star rated inverter AC. It should be there on the BEE Star Label website. I hope you were checking the right section. There is one for regular split ACs and there is another for Inverter Tech Split ACs. This will appear in INverter Tech Split ACs.

    • Hrishikesh Badawate

      yes i checked the BEE website page their the ISEER was 5.0 was hitachi kashikoi 5400i..can u also tell me which is the most energy efficient inverter ac 1.5 ton from daikin ….i checked the daikin india website but the website itself is confusing…

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

      FTKM or DTKM of ATKM would be the most energy efficient inverter series from Daikin.

    • Hrishikesh Badawate

      FINAL Can you tell me which is best among these two in terms of features & energy efficiency. your reply will surely help me decide among these two models
      Hitachi kashikoi 5400i 1.5 ton VS Daikin FTKM50PRV16 1.5 ton

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

      Kashikoi 5400i is the most energy efficient model available in the market. I cannot make a final call for you, you will have to do it yourself.

    • Hrishikesh Badawate

      I went for hitachi kashikoi 5400i …..

    • sarin

      Hi hrish how is 5400 perfomens

    • Hrishikesh Badawate

      its awesome all features do work as advertised..and electricity bill has also not increased that much

    • rohit

      Sir, from which city are you and hire is the service of Hitachi?

      Pls also tell various charges you paid for the AC and it’s installation?

    • Jana

      @hrishikesh_badawate:disqus can you share details requested on this post? which will be useful for us to know

  • KUNAL

    Hi… Abhishek .. I’m located in mumbai… not completely sea side.. but yes… 1000 metres from the sea… i’m looking for a good brand of A/C .. 5 STAR A/C … WITH COMPLETE COPPER INGREDIENTS… WHICH IS THE BEST ONE… OTHER THAN MITSHUBISHI AND O GENERAL??? WHICH ONE U RECOMMEND.. VOLTAS ?? BLUESTAR??? AND WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN R22 AND R410 REFRIGERANT..????? ALSO YOUR VIEWS ON MITSHUBISHI AND O GENERAL…???? I THINK THEY ARE PRICEY…???? BUT ARE THEY ACTUALLY WORTH THEIR COST???? I WILL GO BLINDLY ON YOUR CALL???
    WAITING FOR YOUR SUGGESTION???? [email protected]

  • Vijayreddy Somu

    Hi,

    which one is best among LG bsa12beyd, Daikin ftkh35qrv16 and Sharp AH-X15RET.

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

      LG BSA12BEYD is the most energy efficient amongst all.

    • Vijayreddy Somu

      Thank you

  • Vishnu

    hi Abhishek,

    your expert advice required in finalising the below

    Voltas 1.5 Ton 183V IY/18V IY 3 Star Inverter Air Conditioner
    Voltas 1.5 Ton 183 V EY-W 3 Star Inverter Air Conditioner
    location Chennai

  • Amit Mahendra

    I am, in addition to my below query, looking to buy a 2 t split AC. AC usage is anticipated to be very limited ( about 150 to 300 hrs in a year) . Based on feedback in this forum, I will go for a 3 star rated AC unless a higher star rated gives better long term durability of product. Can you please recommend a brand and model no that would serve well in the long run basis after sales maintenance cost, running cost (lower electricity cons). Cost of purchase not being the primary concern.

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

      Difficult to comment on service as it is a local (city specific) data point. Here are some of the most efficient BEE 3 star 2 ton ACs:

      Panasonic CS-XC24QKY
      Hitachi RAU323EWD
      Trane TSY24DW3
      Hitachi RAU324AVD or RAU323HWDS or RAU323HWDD
      Carrier Midea FLAIR 3 STAR or FLAIRX 3 STAR
      Mitsubishi Electric MS-HL24VF
      Samsung AR24JC3HATPNNA or AR24JC3TFURNNA or AR24KC3HATPNNA

  • Debabrata Rout

    Dear Abhisek,
    please tell the best brand among votas,Hitachi and daikin considering both price and services.please reply

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

      Difficult to make a generalization on brand. I can compare models if you have selected a few. Models from Voltas can be better than Hitachi and vice versa. However, Hitachi will be most pricey as its a global leader in Air Conditioning. Daikin is slightly cheaper than Hitachi (as they have shifted their manufacturing in India). Voltas is Indian brand and would be cheaper than Hitachi and Daikin. Service is a very local subject. A brand can have good service in one city/location, bad in another. So cannot comment on Service.

  • Amit Mahendra

    Dear Mr. Abhishek Jain,
    I am looking to buy 0.75 T split AC’s for my residential room. I have used the online converter tool and it recommend’s 0.75 t inverter AC or a 1 t 5 star AC, based on the parameter’s set by me. Please advise if the flwg model (BLUESTAR 5CNHW09PAFUSMRT & DAIKIN FTKM25RRV16) are good enough and if possible, could you recommend better brand / model than these, if any, based on after sale service / long term maintenance. I live in Mumbai. Cost is not my primary concern at the time of purchase, but after sales cost related to model is something I am looking at to avoid headaches. Was considering Hitachi inverter 1t AC, but I am disappointed by various dealer feedback (poor availability of parts being a prevailing issue). Hence would request alternative brand / model besides Hitachi.

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

      I think the models that you have chosen are quite good and you can go for them. There is no better model than these models. Also after sales service is a local feedback which you can get from local dealers and distributors. The service levels vary based on location and thus we are not able to capture that information.

    • Amit Mahendra

      Dear Abhishek,
      Thank you for your response. I have purchased BLURSTAR 5CNHW09PAFU. There is a discussion, in this forum, about using Air Filters. Have asked my Supplier for same and have checked with a few others, none of them have a clue or are aware of what it is. Can you give me a web link or details of vendor dealing in same in Mumbai

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

      What exactly do you want to know about Air Filters? All split ACs have air filters and you need to clean them regularly (check this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is68pAhMgqw ). Brands put in different kind of filters to clean the air. Some have bacteria removal, virus removal, and what not :).

    • Amit Mahendra

      Thanks. The confusion was from my end as I assumed these to additional/ over and above to what is fitted by AC manufacturers.

  • Naveen

    I am looking for 1.5 tonne split AC, 3 star in max budget is 35K. Current option I looked at is Daikin FTC50QRV16. Any better option you would suggest or is it good enough. please advise.

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

      Daikin is a good brand.

  • anil

    sir want to buy Electrolux ES18M5C for room size 12*14. how is the performance.should i buy it or rethink

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

      You should use the calculator given on this page to get the right size and star rating. If the star rating of this model matches the one that the calculator suggests you, then it will be a good model as brand wise Electrolux is good.

  • Kshitij Shrivastava

    Hi Abishek
    I am from kolkata, having heavily corrosive weather and water is salty… for my U shaped drawing come dinning room of size 13X10X10 on one arm and 13X3X10 (LXWXH) on another arm,please suggest AC type, tonnage and if possible brand too…

  • parag

    hi abhishek,

    i have an apartment on the 11 floor in mumbai… we are just shifting there . we have 3 bedrooms arnd 180 sq feet and one hall of 370 square feet… 2 bedrooms have a very high usage of 6 hrs daily almost throughout the year except for maybe 2-3 months… hall ac will be used only when guests are around… for hall i am thinking abt mitsubishi SRK 25 CSS-S6 and SRK 20 CSS-S6 two 5 star acs one 1.6 tonne and one 2.2 tonne and for the three bedrooms we are thinking of puting 1 hitachi and 2 daikin both inverter 1.5 tonnes FTKM50RRV16 and
    KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU518CWEA).. am i going right… also 1 more bedroom is used by aunt but she doesnt use a/c so will it be ok in installing it even if its used for emergencies only..

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

      Hi Parag,

      I would suggest that you use the calculator given above on this page to check the right tonnage and star rating based on your room’s location and usage of AC. Typically for even slightly high usage in Mumbai, I recommend going for Inverter AC as the tariffs are quite high in Mumbai.

  • Ravi Kumar

    Hi
    I self Ravi Kumar from Ghaziabad and I want buy an AC 1.5/5* pls suggest which Ac is better (Window/ split ) my room has both option(Window/split) and suggest which company is best I saw Panasonic split and electrolux.i want buy Voltas but these review not good in almost site

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

      Go for split. Amongst the brands you have chosen, Panasonic would be good.

  • Prathyusha Sivaram Royal

    my budget is 35000 i want 1.5 five star rating …………which is best for me please help me sir…………

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

      Go for Voltas or BlueStar Acs.

  • Akash Arunkumar

    Hello,
    I am living in Kerala in the 6th floor of an apartment
    The usage will be pretty low, so decided on a 1 ton 3 star ac ( after looking through your calculator)
    I got recommended 2 products from local dealers
    LG LSA3NP3A
    LLOYD LS13A3
    Which would you recommend out of the 2?
    Looking to buy it next day, so a quick response would be appreciated :)

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

      Both are good brands. LG has slightly better brand value.

  • Saurbh Srivastav

    Hello Abhishek,
    Please Clear my confusion, Location- kanpur up, My ground floor drawing room size is 14*10*10 so 140 square fit, no sun exposure. room have only fan & CFL , Tube light in room & may be a LCD in near future .
    use of ac is very less when someone comes from outside, or 2 or 4 hour a day, for this i want a ac / i am sure uses in less as i have just get installed a big duct 1100 wt 1400 rpm divided in two bed rooms.
    as per calculator i need to go for 1.5 ton 3 star ac / or 1.2 ton inverter ac, you also told in faq that if any one want to go for under size ac, can use 0.2 less capacity ac, i have a Rs 5000 discount coupon for koryo ac, i have two option koriyo 1 ton inverter ac Rs 25000 after discount, or koriyo 1.5 ton 3 star, that will cost us Rs. 23000 so kindly suggest me can i go for 1 ton Inverter ac under size ,concidring my uses is very less & not daily or 1.5 3 star regular ac, or should go for regular or some other you suggest ,

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

      Hi Saurabh,

      There are certain brands that we do not recommend to go for as we do not have much confidence on them. These are brands started by retail chains because they saw a demand and they started importing some products from China and branding them as their own. Some examples of these brands are Koryo (branded by Future Group or Big Bazaar), Croma (branded by Tata Retail), Reconnect (branded by Reliance Retail), Vise (branded by Vijay Sales), etc. If you look at these companies, these are not your typical appliance manufacturing companies that have expertise in manufacturing or air conditioning. These are your typical retail companies. They saw demand, and started importing from China and started selling under their own brand name. They have not done any research and development, they do not know the engineering and they are just branding it and selling it (like many other Indian electronic brands). It is extremely difficult to ascertain their quality. If you want to go for cheap quality products, then you can certainly go for them. But then I would not be comfortable in recommending them.

    • Saurbh Srivastav

      Thanks for clearing confusion about brands, kindly clear me about AC side & type as my uses is very less ,
      as per calculator i need to go for 1.5 ton 3 star ac / or 1.2 ton inverter ac, you also told in faq that if any one want to go for under size ac, can use 0.2 less capacity ac,
      so should i go for 1 ton inverter a/c or 1.5 ton regular ac , i will consider some other brand
      do i really require inverter ac as i need to use it very less. or should i go for 1 ton regular ac

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

      If the calculator is suggesting you BEE 3 star rated AC then you can go for BEE 3 star rated AC. If you are tight on budget then I would suggest that you go for Lloyd or Voltas ACs. Even Onida/Videocon would be a better choice as compared to Koryo or Croma.

    • Naveen

      I have 5 years old local made 1.5 tonne split AC. I want to replace it with better energy saving split AC. What do you suggest. Can I use or sell old AC unit? My max budget is 35K. please advise.

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

      Hello Naveen,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Naveen

      I am looking for 1.5 tonne split AC, 3 start in max budget is 35K. please advise.

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

      Mitsubishi Electric MS-H18VA
      Lloyd LS19A3LP
      Daikin FTC50QRV16 or ATC or DTC

      All of these are mentioned in the table above. I would suggest you to check the table as everything is available on this page. You will not have to wait for an answer.

    • Naveen

      Current option I looked at is Daikin FTC50QRV16. Any better option you would suggest or is it good enough

    • Saurbh Srivastav

      Dear Abhishek,
      Thanks for your prompt response, i have not see any blog where we get prompt response like bijlibachao.com, thank for your help, i appreciate your efforts to clear each and every query, i wish you the best for your future endeavors

  • Vipin Gupta

    Hi,
    Looking to buy one 1 ton split for bedroom and one 1.5 ton for living room. Planning for split. Considering Daikin -2016 series which is available at 33K and 36K respectively (all included with stabilizer, stand, installation etc). LG is slightly cheaper (~3K) and has 5 year warranty on everything (not just compressor) but is aluminium. What would you recommend?

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

      Hi Vipin,

      Recommendation for an AC is an involved process where one has to evaluate the right size of the AC (based on the size and location of the room) and right energy efficiency or star rating (depending on the usage of AC and electricity tariffs). To do the same, we have put up a calculator on this page: http://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

      The calculator takes inputs like City (to get the right temperature profile), size of the room (for heat load), usage (to calculate the right energy efficiency needed). And it recommends the size and type (inverter/non inverter) and star rating. The page also has list of top most efficient ACs (of various types and star ratings) based on data from Bureau of Energy Efficiency. You can use the list to find the right AC. As for Daikin as a brand, I think it is a great brand and if you get an AC model from Daikin in your type, efficiency, and budget, then I think it is a great choice.

  • Joy Biswas

    Hi Mr. Jain, Im new in buying AC. The dimension of my room is 10 x 6 & height will be 9-10 ft.(probably). Im focused on “low power consumption” ; “better air flow”, “durability”, & most importantly “hassle free operation for next few couple of years”. Most probably the A.C will b running at least 3-4 hours per day.
    My main concern is low unit cost per month as CESC’s per unit cost in quite high in Kolkata. Hope to get a positive reply….as usual….

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

      Hello Mr Biswas,

      We have created a calculator (which is embeded on this page) for the same purpose. You can input your room size, expected annual usage, room location, etc and it has tariffs built in to do the calculation and recommend you the right type of AC. I would suggest that you use the calculator. This page also has list of top most efficient ACs and once you have identified the right size and type, you will get the list of top most efficient ACs.

    • Joy Biswas

      Thanks for the immediate reply Mr. Jain.
      as us suggested, after the calculation its showing i need to get 1ton or max 1.2ton of AC. But I specifically need 2/3 names so that i could think over it & those should b handpicked by U. Budget also matters….right
      Hope to get an another response fast…..as usual

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

      Hello Mr Biswas,

      I will not pick up anything which is not there in the list above. Based on the star rating the calculator has suggested, you can look at the list of 1 ton ACs mentioned above. If you want to know about our perception on various brands, you can check this link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/general-tips/brand-analysis-which-is-the-best-brand-to-buy.html

    • Joy Biswas

      Mr. Jain,
      My budget is 30K – 35K including all. kindly specify me…

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

      What is the star rating that the calculator suggested you?

    • Joy Biswas

      I need 5 star AC….with Copper coil compressor…my budget is around 30-35K…
      Kindly suggest me ASAP… Thanking u Mr. Jain

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

      You can look at these:

      Mitsubishi MS-GK13VA
      Hitachi RAU512KWD
      Daikin ATF35QRV16 or DTF35QRV16 or FTF35QRV16

    • Joy Biswas

      Mr. Jain, another thing :-
      As I was going through some search…..found
      Carrier 1 Ton Inverter Split AC White (CACI12SU3I3)
      costing around 36K (approx)
      What U say? kindly suggest……………….

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

      Carrier is a good brand. You can go for it.

    • Joy Biswas

      Final Finally, I bought Carrier 18K 1.5 Ton 5* Superia Split AC from Snapdeal.
      Kindly throw some light regarding my purchase…whether I’m a gainer or looser?
      Kindly clarify Mr. Abhishek

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

      Personally I think Carrier is a great brand. I have one Carrier AC myself and I have had good experience with it. Superia is one of the better ranges from Carrier and it is a 5 star rated one. So without looking at your requirements, just as a model, I think it is a good model.

    • Joy Biswas

      Finally, I’ve shortlisted Carrier Superia 5 Star 1Ton A.C for my room. Hope it will satisfy my requirements.
      Kindly throw some light into this……
      Thanks !

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

      It’s EER is 3.62 …. power consumption is just 940 watts. The model is quite good and carrier is a good brand. It is also a 100% copper model. I think it is a good choice.

    • Joy Biswas

      Thanks man….as always

  • AJAY

    Hello,
    Would you please tell which are the 0.75 or 1 ton inverter AC models with odor-free, rust-free, less energy consumption, less sound futures?
    Thanks.

  • Viknesh

    Hi..

    I am in a really confused state. I am from Chennai. From this top 10 inverter ac’s I shortlisted Daikin FTKM50RRV16, Hitachi RAU518AWEA and Bluestar 5CNHW18PAFU. But the store had only Daikin FTKH50RRV16. They said there is not much difference between the FTKH and FTKM Series except the 3d cooling and something else.

    Can you just let me know the difference between those two series? Is it a bad decision to buy FTKH over FTKM series?

    Edit: Just had a call from the shop and they said they can get 1.5 ton FTKM Series for 52k while FTKH is 44k. I think the price difference is pretty steep. Is it really worth to buy FTKM over FTKH? Price is not a matter if I can save that through low electricity. Please help.

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

      FTKH is a BEE 3 star rated model while FTKM is a BEE 5 star rated model. There is a whole lot of difference in their electricity consumption and FTKH is cheap because it will consume more electricity as compared to FTKM. However, you choice will depend on the consumption you have. If your annual consumption is about 1500 hrs, then FTKH would be just fine. If your annual consumption is more than 2000-2300 hrs then you must go for FTKM.

    • Viknesh

      This is my first AC purchase. So I am not sure how much I will be using this. Buying the FTKM50RRV16 just to be on the safe side.

      I read that R32 refrigerant used by Daikins are flammable. Are they safe to buy? Also how much will be the difference in annual power consumption between a 3 start and 5 star inverter ac?

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

      R32 is mildly flammable but it is not that it burns in every other model. Many people use Daikin and we have got some good feedback for the same.

      Daikin FTKM50 has power consumption of 825 units for usage of 1600 hrs while FTKH50 has power consumption of 1061 units for usage of 1600 hrs.

  • Bharat

    Hi Bijli Bachao Team
    First up.. Kudos to the great research on appliances in India. This is no less than a gargantuan social service for the community and country.
    Second, I have 2 questions – Although, I get the idea and agree with you on BEE rating; Split AC with Inverter; Anti-Corrosion and Coil technology, my questions are more towards ROI.
    I stay in Bangalore on the 14th floor (top floor with Solar panels on the roof) of a premium apartment. I am mentioning this to highlight couple of facts – comparatively low dust; better electrical infrastructure setup and less direct Sunlight. In this situation:
    1. Do I necessarily need a Split AC with inverter or a Split AC without inverter? Without Inverters are almost 40% cheaper.
    2. My temperature preference is 24 degrees which is pretty close to the day temperature for about 8 months in a year… Should I still go for a 5 Star BEE rating? BEE 3 star rating Split ACs are about 20% cheaper.
    Please suggest any models, if you can.

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

      Hello Mr Bharat,

      ROI depends on your usage duration (yearly hours) and electricity tariff. I would suggest that you use the calculator given above on this page to check out what it recommends. We have put in tariffs and calculations in it to help you make a decision. The calculator will also give you approx cost of running the ACs, so you can validate.

  • meenakshi

    HI Abhishek,which is the best ? whether LG Inverter 1 ton or samsung 1 ton inverter,or Reconnect inverter 1 ton .Will you please help me to choose the best…Whether the inverter model gives current consumption if it runs for 8 hours..for house purposes …

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

      Depends on the model that you are choosing. LG and Samsung have several models (with different features and efficiency) in 1 ton inverter. I would suggest that you look at higher energy efficiency (high EER or ISEER). I would not recommend Reconnect.

  • realdeal160

    Hello,

    I live in Chennai. I have narrowed down to 1.2 T Split from VOltas and `1.5 T onida. 1.5 T onlida is cheaper . But voltas seem to have better air throw. I am confused. Please suggest

  • Girish

    Hi Abhishek,
    First of all I would like to thank you for running this awesome site. Learnt a lot of info from this site. Great going. I have planned to change my existing AC with reciprocating compressor to an inverter AC and I have shortened my list to the following three. The running time of my AC is 8-9 hrs for 365 days a year. Do suggest me which among the three would be better. My requirement is 1.5 ton cooling only inverter. The models I have shortlisted are:
    1. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK 18 YL-S
    2. Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i
    3. Fujitsu General ASGA18JCC

    The running time of my AC is 8-9 hrs for 365 days a year.Both SRK18YL-S and ASGA18JCC have i-PAM controllers and dual flaps with option of adjusting the position of the flaps whereas Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i does not have that option. The EER and ISEER of the SRK18YL-S and ASGA18JCC could not be located by me. And moreover all the dealers are asking me not to buy the Fujitsu General AC as they say it does have some complaints but they are in the dark about the problems. This has resulted in me getting a clear idea. Do help me the one among these or do give me other options.
    Thanks.

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

      Hi Girish,

      Looking at your usage, the best thing that you can do is to go for the most energy-efficient air conditioners. Because based on your usage you will recover the extra cost that you pay quite soon.

      Out of the 3 models you have listed, only Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i is rated by BEE on it’s star rating scheme. And it is rated as BEE 5 star with highest energy efficiency. Here is the data for the three:

      MHI SRK18YL- S has EER of 3.44
      Hitachi Kashikoi 5400 has ISEER of 5 (there is a difference between ISEER and EER) it’s EER (at 100% load) is 4.45
      General ASGA18JCC has EER of 3.51

      As far as brand is concerned, all are top brands. MHI and General have less market share comparable to Hitachi (Hitachi sells more). Which means Hitachi is more visible in India and thus getting a service center for Hitachi is easier as compared to others. But if you do have a good service center for MHI and General in your area then there is no reason for not selecting them. If the dealers in your area are recommending you to not go for a brand, then I would say do not go for it. Between MHI model and Hitachi model, Hitachi is far more energy efficient. I would go by the overall energy efficiency numbers than going for a specific technology.

    • Girish

      Thank you for the information. I will buy the Hitachi AC.

  • zubair mohammad

    HI
    I live in Chennai..
    1.5 TR Inverter A.C (Bud <50k)
    1. Best A.C for my budget??
    2. If you have to choose between – Daikin FTKM50RRV16 or Bluestar 5CNHW18PAF..
    3. Can we expect any price reduction in Monsoon/Sep..?

    Thanks & regards
    Mz

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

      Here is my response:

      1) You have already chosen two models, I would suggest better amongst those.

      2) From energy consumption perspective, both the models are quite close Daikin model has annual (1600 hrs) consumption of 823 units while the Blue Star model has consumption of 839 units. Daikin is a Japanese brand while Blue Star is an Indian brand. Both are good brands. However, if I have to choose one the Daikin FTKM will be the one just because it has slightly better efficiency.

      3) I have not idea on that.

  • Rishi

    Dear Sir,
    Your calculator suggests 1.8 Ton inverter AC for me based on Ahmedabad (15 x 11 x 10) room size top floor corner east west(windows) south north. I have zeroed in on Daikini RTKM60 or ATMK60. However friends are suggesting hitachi and bluestar. You don’t list the models RTKM60 or ATKM60 (1.8 ton) here. Is my choice good ? Which one should I go for ? RTKM or ATKM? or should I consider hitachi and bluestar
    Please do reply
    Thanks

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

      Hi Rishi,

      Brand preference is very personal and based on personal experience. If you had a good experience with Daikin in past then I would suggest that you go with Daikin. Hitachi and Bluestar are also good brands but then what matters more is your comfort with the brand.

      As for the two models you have listed, they are the same model with different features (just like if you go to buy a car you will get Hyundai i20 Era, i20 Magna, i20Asta). The basic technology is same in both ATKM and FTKM. It’s just that ATKM has additional air filters and features. Model wise ATKM is better than FTKM, but then energy efficiency will be the same in both.

  • JIMSON ARIMBOOR

    Hi Abhishek, I am planning to buy a 1 ton inverter AC for my bedroom. I am confused between LG and Samsung since both are having 10 years Compressor warranty. Samsung is providing 5 years condensor warranty also. Is it okay to go forward with Samsung. Please suggest.

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

      Hi Jimson,

      Both LG and Samsung are good brand. Quite comparable. However, I feel that Samsung models are slightly more energy efficient (depends on model) and they have better features (my personal preference). So I think you can certainly go with Samsung.

    • JIMSON ARIMBOOR

      Thanks a lot Abhishek for your reply. Also could you please suggest from these models- Samsung AR12JV5NBWKNNA and LG BSA12IBE.

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

      Samsung AR12JV5NBWKNNA has higher energy efficiency. It also has high operating temperature and thus can work well even in extremly hot conditions. It also has inbuilt protection for the controller and you do not need any external voltage stabilizer or surge protector. So I think Samsung model is better.

    • JIMSON ARIMBOOR

      okay..Thanks a lot Abhishek..

  • Naughty Boy

    Hi Sir,

    My room size is 10×11 ft and 10ft height . Usage is 5 to 6 hours at night daily throughout the year . can you suggest best energy saving model. based on the AC sizing calculator , i’m gng with 1 ton inverter . Is inverter AC is the best choice to buy ? . based on your suggestion i planned for KASHIKOI 5300I (RAU512IWEA) 1 ton inverter model ? how is hitachi after sales service.. Does hitachi spare parts are easily available in the market . my concern is low electricity consuming and good cooling all over the room . I’m confused with models.pls suggest sir.

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

      If the calculator suggests you 1 ton inverter, then 1 ton inverter is the best option for you. Also inverter AC is a great choice. Also your local dealers can provide you the best information about local sales and support of Hitachi. I cannot comment as every brand has different levels of support in different cities. And we do not have data on PAN India level support of various brands.

    • Naughty Boy

      Thank you for reply sir. can you suggest good brand for 1 ton inverter Ac with less power consumption and good cooling for 110 sqft .My budget is 50 to 70 K

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

      Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i is the most energy efficient 1 ton inverter AC model in the market. It will easily fit in your budget. You can go for that.

  • sidhu

    As per calculation 1 Ton 3 star split Ac is best suited for me. Among that can you name some top3 models for 1TON 3Star Ac.
    Preferrably in Daikin vs Hitachi vs Voltas model which will be efficient and relialble ?

  • Gokul C

    Never Buy Voltas. They give 5 years warranty.
    And My AC is 3 months old and it is not working for 2 months.
    Literally i used the AC just for a month and the bower motor blew off and Still it has not been repaired by Voltas.
    The complaint service request number is 16062507931
    History

    Issue Raised on 25th July
    Followed Up on 9th July
    14th July
    16th July
    24th July
    28th July
    Ans still there is no respnse from them.

    Even tried escalating to higher officials but none of them work.

    In a word DO NOT BUY VOLTAS.

  • Shilpa Arora

    Hi
    I had calculated right tonnage for my room and that is 2.5 tonn.
    I want to know which ac should I by split or window?
    My room size is 15ft by 13ft and height almost 10-12ft.

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

      Hi Shipa,

      Firstly, you will not get 2.5 ton AC in window. Also window ACs of 2 ton are horribly inefficient. You should go for a split AC. You may go for 2 or 2.2 ton inverter technology split air conditioner which will suffice your needs.

  • Rahul Iyer

    I recently purchased HITACHI KASHIKOI 5300I according to your suggestion.
    The top part of the ac does not have any covering or lid.Is this normal?Or should i be worried?

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

      Hi Rahul,

      That’s how the product is. It should be fine.

  • SAY2SAYAN

    I had bought carrier superia 5 star 1.5 ac for 126soft room.does my choice is right?

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

      1.5 ton AC for 100 sq ft room is actually a bad choice. It is too big for the room and will consume a lot of electricity.

    • SAY2SAYAN

      actually 126 sft and 11 ft ht. ceiling

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

      I would suggest that you use the calculator on this page to check the right tonnage for your AC.

  • uttam

    Dear abhishek.. you suggested Daikin ATKP25RRV16 and also DTKP25RRV16 models. I asked the mdoels for distributor. But they say the models are not available. My bedroom size is 115 squarefeet and i want to install .75 inverter ac. Want to use 6-8 hours

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

      Hi Uttam,

      You can even go for 1 ton inverter AC as oversizing an inverter AC is not bad and in fact is good. You can look at any of the top 1 ton models on this page. ATKP35 and DTKP35 would be 1 ton models. Also please note, now Daikin has FTKP-E model with corrosion protection.

    • Uttam

      These models are not available.. I have talked to area manager kolkata aswell. They say have old qrv or prv models. No rrv models available.

      FTKM25PRV is available and also FTKP25QRV. Or should I Opt for bluestar 5CNW12PAFUSMRT. Please suggest choice between FTKM.75tonPRV or 1 ton bluestar P model. Or should I go for Hitachi

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

      There is not much difference in PRV, QRV and RRV. You can go for anyone of them. Also oversizing in an inverter AC is not bad at all. In fact, it is better to slightly oversize. So amongst the choices you have mentioned, if your budget permits, I would suggest that you go for Blue Star BEE 5 star rated 1 ton inverter AC.

    • uttam

      Power consumption for daikin .75 ton FTKM25PRV is 660 where as 1000 odd for bluestar. Also Daikin shows COP 3.8 where Bluestar ISEER as 4.71. Between two where power savings will be more if suppose used for 10 hours a day. Or instead I go for Mitashi 5 star which is available @ 25000, using 410a refrigenrant same in all inverter ac and coming with 3 years warranty aswell. Invesment will be 12000-15000 less in Mitashi and using same refrigerant. I want to purchase next week. So your early reply will be highly appreciable.

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

      You are not comparing the right values. 660 units or kWh (please note there is an h after kW) is the total energy consumption of Daikin model in 1600 hrs of usage. While the 1000 odd that you are looking at for Blue Star would be Watts (or instantaneous power consumption or rate of consumption of electricity) and not total electricity consumed in 1600 hrs as used for Daikin FTKM.

      The Blue Star 5CNHW12PAFUSMRT has total electricity consumption of 565 units in 1600 hrs of usage. And on top of it, if your room is small and needs less than 1 ton of cooling, the power consumption will be less than 565 units in 1600 hrs of usage.

      Also, Mitashi 5 star is a fixed speed AC while the Blue Star AC you are looking at is Inverter Technology AC. There is a huge difference in power consumption of both. Blue Star Inverter AC will be far far better than Mitashi BEE 5 star rated fixed speed AC. The technologies are different.

  • Rajesh

    hi i want buy inverter AC for my 200 sq.ft ground floor shop. what would be the tonnage for AC

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

      I would suggest you to use the calculator given above on this page. Just add about 0.5 tons more as requirement as the door in the front of the shop will open frequently. Also you may have glass in the front which can allow heat and light to come in. Also the calculator above assumed 4 people in the room. You may have more.

  • Girish

    Hello,
    I am from Kerala. I am planning to buy a split AC for my 110 Sqft Bedroom in the top floor. I hope 1Ton is enough for a 6-8 hours long daily usage for 4-5 months annually ( as we enjoy good rainy season for almost 4-5 months). Shall I go for Inverter type or 5* non inverter type? Also my choice is among LG, Whirlpool and Bluestar. Suggest some best models in each.

    Thanks and Regards…

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

      Hi Girish,

      To get a most accurate reply to your questions, it would be good if you use the calculator given above on this page. However I think 1 ton BEE 5 star rated AC would be good for you. You may look at the list of 1ton BEE 5 star rated ACs on the tables given above on this page.

  • KALPESH KUMAR

    Hi,

    I am planning to biuy a window AC for 1 ton, Please suggest which one should be fine, O General or LG?

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

      We do not recommend window ACs to users who have high usage of AC. Unless your need is less than 700-800 hrs a year, you should not go for window AC. If it is less then you can look at LG LWA3GW5A as it is the most efficient one that fits your search criterion.

  • Anuba

    Dear Bijli Bachao Team, Please check the EER of Onida, 1 Ton, 5 Star Split ACs. If I’m not wrong, EER is calculated as Cooling capacitydivided by the Input power. I checked the EER for the first few in the list. But Onida’s seems to come out wrong.

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

      Thanks for the correction. The specifications were picked up from Onida’s website and it was wrong over there itself.

  • niraj

    i want to buy onida inv12dla i find its power consumption is 1420 watt. i want to know in 1ton ac it is high or not. can i buy it . it is energy efficient

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

      1420 watts for 1 ton AC is too high. It is not energy efficient at all.

  • Harsh Preet Singh

    Hi Abhishek
    I am searching for inverter AC for my shop. Which one is better Inverter AC between Toshiba or Daikin. Acc to shopkeeper Toshiba consumes 1.54 amp which os lowest in the league.kindly suggest.

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

      Daikin in general has more energy efficient options (models).

  • Devendra

    Hello sir I want to by inverter ac for my bed room Which area is 130 sq ft .my bed room facing sun light for 5 hour . I am also worry about my electricity bill.I want good quality ac for long time
    performance.I don’t know which brand ac is good.please sir suggest me best ac according
    to my want with good cost.

  • Deepak

    Hi Abhishek sir. My room size is about 308 sq. feet., Is Inverter AC is suitable for temperature variation region (38-47degree in day time during summer)., Please suggest me any suitable AC size and brand.

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

      Do you really want to cool the whole room? Because depending on your city and room location, a 308 sq ft room would need about 3 tons cooling. If you put a 1.5 ton AC near the seating area in the room, you will get good comfortable temperature in the seating area with lesser power consumption. Else if you want to cool the whole room then you will have to put two 1.5 ton inverter ACs. A regular BEE 5 star non inverter 1.5 ton AC would cool the seating area well with lesser electricity consumption. You can look at the top ACs in the table above (for both 1.5 ton inverter and non inverter).

    • Deepak

      Sir seating area is near about 200 sq feet….., Either a 2 tons inverter AC will be a better choice or a 1.5/2 tons BEE 5 star non inverter AC ?

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

      Depends on your usage of AC. If usage is really high then I would suggest 2 ton inverter AC. If usage is low, then you may go for 1.5 ton BEE 5 star rated AC as well (if you do not want to cool the whole room).

    • Deepak

      Thanks sir., thinking about Hitachi brand…,can you please suggest any Hitachi Model for 1.5 tons non inverter AC.
      Sir i am little bit confused to choose brands( Hitachi,general or Mitsubishi ? )

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

      These 5 models from Hitachi are the most energy efficient split ACs:

      Hitachi RAU518MWD
      Hitachi RAU518IVD
      Hitachi RAU518HWDS
      Hitachi RAU518HWDD
      Hitachi RAU518AVD

      All 3 brands that you are looking at are premium brands. Difficult to distinguish one from another. All I can say is that if you are looking for non inverter then the most energy efficient models will be in Hitachi followed by Mitsubishi followed by General. But this ranking is just for energy efficiency.

    • Deepak

      Thank u sir.., you are great….,doing great job….,God Bless you.

  • maitrey

    please tell me about 1.5 t blue star 3HNHW18CBF hot n cool model. it’s price approximate 48000/- in indore mp. is any other best option?

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

      I think Bluestar HNHW18CBF is a good model. It has cooling EER of 3.31 and heating of 3.6 and it is also copper model. So I think it is a good model. All other options would be really expensive.

    • maitrey

      thanks. sir

  • Sumesh Kumar

    Hii Abhishek. I am looking for 1.5 ton Inverter ac. As Hitachi is not available in my city Gaya (Bihar) so will go for Daikin or any other brand you suggest. I have heard that using AC with both hot and cold functions is not good for the life of AC. Is it true.If yes please suggest the model of Daikin with both functions and if not I will go for Cooling only AC. I am going to use 8-10 hrs per day.And please suggest stabilizer also.

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

      Hi Sumesh,

      A hot and cold AC is a good one if it replaces a room heater. If you need a room heater in winters then you should certainly look at hot and cold AC. Else it should not be used. Also any inverter AC is good in energy saving (as compared to BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC) if it’s EER in cooling is more than 3.2. Here are some hot and cold models that you can look at:

      Daikin FTXR50KVMA 3.32
      Daikin FTXS50FVMA 3.23
      Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-EF50VEW 3.21
      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK50ZMX-S 3.85
      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK52HE-2 3.37
      General ASGG18LFCD 3.42

      The number mentioned at the end is EER for cooling.

      You can go for VGuard VG 400 if fluctuations are not much and you need a stabilizer just to protect your AC from occasional fluctuations. If there are a lot of fluctuations then you will have to choose a stabilizer depending on how low the voltage goes in your area.

  • k.lokesh

    hi , i live in chennai ihave short listed me ms-h18va, mhi srk18cs-s6 which one is better.

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

      There is no difference in energy efficiency. However I would say MHI is a better brand. So MHI SRK18CS-S6.

  • Umang Mittaal

    Hi Sir.. my room size is 255 sq ft… so i understand that i require 2 ton a/c…my a/c works for 20 hrs a day in apr-aug…i live in delhi… please suggest suitable 5 star a/c for me..
    thanks..

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

      You should go for inverter tech AC for such high usage. You can check these:

      Hitachi NEO 4200I (RAU424EWEAD)
      Hitachi ACE 4200I (RAU424EWEAS)
      Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GK24VA
      LG BSA24IBE or BSA24IMA
      Samsung AR24JV5NBWKNNA

    • Umang Mittaal

      Thanks for the reply sir..please tell the difference between NEO & ACE…n sir what about KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU424CWEA) why you not suggested me in the list is this product not that good…budget is not to be concerned…moreover i have been reading your previous comments & i am bit worried regarding hitachi after sales service…would you suggest any o general 2T a/c compared to these in the above list…

      Moreover Sir I have to install 5 a/c’s for institutional purpose i.e. in my school & college do these companies give any discount please tell us…sorry to bother you this much…Thanks again

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

      I am not sure if they will give discount or not. It all depends on how you negotiate with them.

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

      Hi Umang,

      In 2 Ton Inverter ACs, all 5 models of Hitachi: Kashikoi 5400, 5300, 5200 and Neo and ACE have same electricity consumption. You can go for anyone of them. The difference will be in features and 5400/5300/5200 would be more feature rich (better filters, etc). If you want to go for them you can certainly go for them. They are not bad at all. However, increasing the budget will not save electricity, it will just get you more features. But if you plan to install them in school or class then the room will be closed most of the time. In that case going for one with better air filters would be a good idea as it can make the air feel fresh.

      There is only one model from General in this category and it is not very energy efficient. If you want to try other brands then you may look at Mitsubishi Electric or LG/Samsung. Or you may go for Daikin FTKM 2.2 ton AC.

    • Umang Mittaal

      Thank you Sir..your reply is valuable

  • विशाल

    नमस्कार अभिषेक जी,

    लगभग 225 sq. feet (16.5 * 13.5 * 11) drawing room के लिए calculate 2 टन capacity आ रही है। AC 3-4 घंटे प्रतिदिन लगभग 4 महीने प्रयोग होगा। 2 टन में मुझे बिजली की अधिक खपत की चिंता है।
    क्या 1.5 टन capacity वाला AC ज़्यादा कम पड़ेगा? कुछ लोगों का कहना है कि क्योंकि बैठक घर में chilled cooling की आवष्यकता नहीं होती तो 1.5 टन चल जाएगा। परन्तु यह भी सत्य है कि मेरा 8 साल पुराना 1.5 टन का AC उसी कमरे में कभी 27-28 डिग्री से नीचे नहीं जाता। मित्रों का कहना है कि अब technique बदल गई है तो 1.5 भी इस से अच्छा काम करेगा।

    कृपया मार्गदर्शन करें और 1.5 और 2 टन में से कौन सा चुनूँ? दोनों प्रकारों में ऐसा AC सुझाएँ जो मेरी आवश्यकता के अनुसार एकदम प्रयुक्त हो। Split AC या Inverter में से कौन सा मेरे लिए अधिक लाभदायक होगा?

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

      विशाल जी,

      अगर आपका कमरा 225 sq. feet है तो आपको 2 ton से कम AC छोटा पड़ेगा| जैसा की आपने अपने पुराने AC के साथ देखा, अगर आप छोटा एक लगते हैं तो कमरा ज़्यादा ठंडा नहीं होता है| आपका कमरा 27 – 28 तक ही ठंडा होगा| नये AC थोड़ा बेहतर होंगे पर बहुत ज़्यादा नहीं| यह भी सच है की बैठक घर में chilled cooling की आवष्यकता नहीं होती| अगर आप 2 ton का AC लगाएंगे तो आपका बिजली का बिल भी बढ़ जायेगा| मेरे हिसाब से 26 – 27 काफी आरामदायक होता है| एक 1.5 ton AC आपके लिए अच्छा रहेगा| अगर आपको कमरा ज़्यादा ठंडा चाहिए तो आपको 2 ton का AC लगाना पड़ेगा| आपका AC का इस्तेमाल काफी कम है, और इसके लिए BEE 3 star AC काफी रहेगा| पर अगर आपको 2 ton का AC लगाना है और आपको बिजली के बिल की भी चिंता है तो आप 1.8 या 2 ton का inverter AC भी लगा सकते हैं|

    • Vishal

      Thank you, Sir! May I go with 1.5 Ton 5 star inverter ac?

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

      Undersizing an inverter AC may not help much. It will be better if you go for BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC. If you want to go for inverter AC then go for 2 ton.

    • Vishal

      Abhishek Ji, I have booked Onida SMA185MVR 1.5 Ton 5 star model. All other brands such as LG, Samsung, Hitachi and Voltas in 1.5 ton 5 star rating had R22 gas. Is it a good decision?

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

      Onida does make highly energy efficient models, but I personally have doubts on their long term performance. If it works, it is great. If it does not then the only thing that you should think of is that it was not a high end model. Most of these brands do not cause any problems in first 2-3 years.

    • Vishal

      Sir, doosra option Onida SMA185SMH-W Smart wifi edition hai. Isme cfm 650 hai, auto diagnosis hai, condenser fin aur evaporate fins blue hain, Par Power wattage 1495 hai
      SMA185MVR smart nahi hai, cfm 459 hai, evaporator fin blue hai, condenser fin normal hai, no auto diagnosis Par power wattage smart se kam yani 1400 hai.

      Dealer ne kaha SMA185MVR 2016 Model hai aur jyada acha hai smart 2015 model se. Kya CFM Jyada hona achi baat hai aur condenser fin blue hona normal se better hai? To dono mein se kaun sa chunoon kyoki abhi to badal sakta hoon model. Ghar deliver hogya ac to phir change nahi hoga. Please ho sake to jaldi reply kare. Thank You

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

      Blue fin is for corrosion protection. It is better to have bluefin in both evaporator and condenser. Normal fin will corrode faster if you have corrosive environment.

      Higher CFM will help AC cover larger area. It helps cool air reach farther distance. Although I do not see any benefit of Wifi (other than benefit of controlling AC with a SMART phone), but blue fin in both evaporator and condenser gives the model an edge over the other model.

    • Vishal

      Just had a talk withh dealer. He said if you do not like MVL then go with Onida AURA SA185AUR (EER: 3.57, Gold Fins on both condenser and evaporator, CFM 570). Make year is perhaps 2015 and no display of temp. on IDU and a little more noisy than MVL (MVL: 33 dB AUR: 47 dB). I do not know what to do. Please Sir, help me decide: MVR or AUR or WIFI SMH-W?

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

      WIFI SMH-W looks the best.

    • Vishal

      Hello Sir, maine MVL Onida Ac final kar diya hai, Seller ke yaha visit karne par pata chala ki AUR model bohat noisy hai, WIFI model itna successful nahi raha, MVL ki sale uske mutabik sabse jyada hai aur users ka opinion bhi acha hai, noise bilkul kam se kam hai. CFM par mujhe kaha gya ki MVL ki configuration ke mutabik CFM rakha gya hai aur yeh achi cooling karta hai is flow rate me. Onida maine pehle use kiya hai aur vo 5 saal baad bhi kaafi achi cooling karta hai. Seller ki guarantee hai ki yeh MVL bhi disappoint nahin karega.

      Mujhe lagta hai main specs mein ja kar jyada soch raha hoon, Pehle ke AC maine bina kuch soche samjhe dealer recommendation par liye aur ache nikle. So, mujhe lagta hai ki jo hai vo sahi hi hai. Please phir bhi ek baar apne views share jaroor karna upar vale questions ke regarding kyoki kal ko kisi aur ki bhi same query ho sakti hai to usko faayda hoga. Thank you so much for creating this amazing website, Sir. Best of luck

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

      Great! Do let us know your feedback on the AC once you use it.

    • Vishal

      Sir, there was another twist in the story. I went for LG L-Energia Model. It’s awesome. The cooling is perfect. Thanks

    • Vishal

      Good Morning Sir, I’m willing to replace the old air conditioner (1.5 ton, 3 star) in the drawing room area with a new one. The room size is approx. 225 sq feet (16.5 * 13.5 * 11). 208 ft is when I multiply 16 with 13. Our house is a two storey building & drawing room is located on ground floor. A 50 sq. feet window is towards west but is is covered by glass, inner windows & double curtains. Old AC gives maximum cooling upto 27 degree during peak summer time. Calculator shows 2 ton requirement. Electricity bill is a worry for me if I choose 2 ton. I’m from Punjab. Maximum temperature at our location varies between 40-46 degree in summers. Monsoons are humid (31-40 degree Celsius). Usage is about 3-4 hours daily for 4 months.
      My friends said new technology of 1.5 ton electricity saver inverter ACs will be a good choice because no one needs chilled cooling environment in a drawing room. Hence, 2 ton is not required. I cannot figure it out: I.5 or 2 ton, Normal Split or Inverter? My personal inclination is towards inverter technology. Please help me. What will be a good choice for me? I like Indian brands such as Videocon, Onida, Voltas, Bluestar along with Samsung and LG.

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

      I guess I just replied to you in hindi a few mins back. Well if your usage is mostly in summers during the day time then 1.5 ton regular AC would be fine. If you want to go for inverter tech then go for 1.8 or 2 ton inverter AC as undersizing an inverter AC is not very beneficial. Voltas, Bluestar, Samsung, LG …. all these 4 are quite good.

  • Sonia Dutta

    Voltas 1.2 Ton 5 Star 155CY Air Split Conditioner

    can i buy this…will it be good…dirt cheap…will it perform

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

      Voltas is a good brand. It should perform.

  • Anubhab Roy

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

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

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

    • Anubhab Roy

      Thanks a lot.

  • Pawan Kumar

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

  • DIBYENDU DEY

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

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

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

  • Prashant

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

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

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

  • Barani M

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sharma Lalit

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

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

      Hitachi Kashikoi 5400 i would be better choice.

  • Ramesh

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

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

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

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  • vasu

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

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

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

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

  • Rahul Iyer

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

    • Nidhi

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

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

      Hi Rahul,

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

  • Azhar Khan

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

  • Shanu

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

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

      Hi Shanu,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Shanu

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Shaikh saba

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

  • Farhan

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

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

      Hi Farhan,

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

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

      These are all from decent brands and ordered by efficiency.

  • Rahul Iyer

    Hi Abhishek,

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

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

      Hi Rahul,

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

    • Rahul Iyer

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

  • Ravi

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

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

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

  • Rohan Patel

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

  • Ashutosh Kumar Mishra

    Hi Abhishek,

    Your input are always valuable in choosing the right AC .

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

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

    DAIKIN ATF50RRV161- Rs 43500/-(including all)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Ashutosh Kumar Mishra

      Hi Abhishekh,

      Thanks for your valuable input

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

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

      Please suggest. Waiting for your reply.

      Thanks & Regards

      Ashutosh

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

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

    • Ashutosh Kumar Mishra

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

  • vikas

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

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

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

  • himanshu shah

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

    • himanshu shah

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

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

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

    • himanshu shah

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

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

      Hello Mr Shah,

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

    • himanshu shah

      Thanks for very needful information & easily explained metter

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

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

    • himanshu shah

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

  • SUNILKUMAR SALAM

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

  • Ram

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

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

      Hello Mr Ram,

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

  • rkg

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

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

      Hi rkg,

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

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

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

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

    • rkg

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

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

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

  • Anil Parmar

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

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

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

    • Devendar Singh

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

    • Anil Parmar

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

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

      Model that consumes lower wattage would be more power saving.

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

      Hi Anil,

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

    • Anil Parmar

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

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

      Voltas would be better.

  • Yeshwant Shah

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

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

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

  • Sam

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

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

    Your guidance in brand, features and capacity are needed.

    Thank you
    Sam

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

      Hi Sam,

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

    • Sam

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

      Thanks Again
      Sam

  • nimesh

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

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

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

  • Vinay

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

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

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

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

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

  • Vinay barwal

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

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

      These models have R410A in 1 ton window:

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

  • Nishant Agrawal

    Hi Abhishek,

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

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

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

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

    Thanks,
    Nishant

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

      Hi Nishant,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Nishant Agrawal

      Hi Abhishek,

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

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

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

      Please suggest.

      Thanks,
      Nishant

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

      Both Hitachi and Daikin are now manufactured in India.

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

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

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

    • Nishant Agrawal

      Hi Abhishek,

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

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

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

      Hi Nishant,

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

  • Vinay Arora

    Dear Abhishek.

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

    Any other brand as per your suggestions.

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

  • rkunal13

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

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

      Hi Rkunal13,

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

    • rkunal13

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

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

      Hi Rkunal13,

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

  • Manu

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

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

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

    • manu

      Thank you Abhishek.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Thanks,
      Mano

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

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

  • rkunal13

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

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

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

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

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

    • rkunal13

      Thanks Abhishek

  • பிரகாஷ் சுப்ரமணியம்

    Hi Abhi,

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

  • nishant

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

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

      Yo may look at any of these:

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

    • rkunal13

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

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

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

    • rkunal13

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

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

      Daikin is a much better brand than Lloyd.

  • Ashish

    Hi Abhishek,

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Hi Ashish,

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

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

  • Ramneek

    Hi Abhishek,

    Hope you are doing good.

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

    Thanks
    Ramneek
    9899857598

  • ankit gupta

    Hi Abhishek

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

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

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

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

    • ankit gupta

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

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

      HI Ankit,

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

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

  • CA Ravi Kalra

    Hi Abhishek,

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

    Thanks

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

      You may certainly go for it.

  • CA Ravi Kalra

    Hi Abhishek,

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

    Waiting for your quick response.

    Thanks

    Ravi Kalra

    9999964967

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

      Hi Ravi,

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

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

    • CA Ravi Kalra

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

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

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

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

  • Harsh

    Hi Abhishek,

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

    Which AC do you suggest in this case?

  • Ram

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

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

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

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

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

  • akshay shetty

    HI Abhishek,

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ishan Talwar

    Hi Abhishek,

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

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

  • Dinesh

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

  • Manoj Yadav

    Hi Abhishek

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

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

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

    • Manoj Yadav

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Rahul

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

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

      Hi Rahul,

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

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

  • teuton_sara

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

  • Jagdish

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

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

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

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

      Here is my response:

      1) Mitsubishi Electric is a great brand.

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

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

      4) GK has copper while GL has aluminium.

  • Mayank Kumar

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

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

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

  • Abhijit

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

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

    Regards
    Abhijit Jain.

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

      Hi Abhijit,

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

  • roland

    Hi Abhishek,

    Hope you are doing well.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Hitachi Variants

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

    Daikin
    ATKP35RRV16
    DTKP35RRV16
    FTKP35RRV16

    Please accept my humble apologies for any inconveniences

    Hope you have a great Weekend!

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

      Hello Rolland,

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Anyone of these would be really great.

    • Roland Fernandes

      Hi Abhishek,

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

      Thanks

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

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

    • roland

      Thanks a ton Abhishek for your advise.

      Have booked the Hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU512CWEA)

  • Amit Agarwal

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

  • harkabir

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

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

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

    Thanks a lot for your time on this.

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

      Hi Harkabir,

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

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

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

    • harkabir

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

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

      You can go for any of these:

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

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

  • Raghavan

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

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

      Hi Raghavan,

      Choice of an AC depends on multiple factors:

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

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

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

  • christina john

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

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

      Hi Christina,

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • christina john

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

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

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

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

  • Avinash Rao

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

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

      Hi Avinash,

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

  • Snehal Jivtode

    Hi Sir..

    Which AC Company is best in India

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

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

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

  • sahibdeep singh

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

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

      Hello Mr Singh,

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

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

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

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

    • sahibdeep singh

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

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

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

  • Jerry

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

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

      Daikin FTKM50 is the best.

  • Raj Sharma

    Hi Abhishek,

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

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

    I would like to know:

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you,

    Raj

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

      Hello Mr Sharma,

      Here is my response:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sarathy Lokz

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

    thanks

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

      Hi Sarathy,

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

  • VJ

    Hi Abhishek,

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

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

    Thanks
    Vikram

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

      Hi Vikram,

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

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

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

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

    • VJ

      Hi Abhishek,

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

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

      Thanks
      Vikram

    • bigbyte

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

    • VJ

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

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

      Hi Vikram,

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

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

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

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

    • VJ

      Hi Abhishek,

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

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

      Thanks
      Vikram

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

      Hi Vikram,

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

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

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

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

    • VJ

      Hi Abhishek,

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

      Thanks
      Vikram

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

      Sorry DTKP.

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

      Daikin FTKP is a good model.

  • Sivateja

    Hi Abhisheik,

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

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

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

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

    • Sivateja

      Hi Abhishek,

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

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

      Hello Mr Sivateja,

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

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

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

    • Sivateja