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Top Ten Air Conditioners in India by electricity consumption and size in 2015

By on August 26, 2015

Hindi Translation: बिजली की खपत और आकार के अनुसार भारत में दस सबसे अच्छे एयर कंडीशनर

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

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

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

Top Ten Fixed Speed Air Conditioners

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingApprox Price
1HITACHIRAW511KUD1.00035001030.03.405Rs. 25988
2LGLWA3BP5F1.00037751125.03.365NA
2LGLWA3GP5F1.00037751125.03.365NA
2WHIRLPOOLWAR12B55M01.00034501027.03.365NA
3BLUE STAR5W12GA1.00038001135.03.355Rs. 26500
3WHIRLPOOLWAR12B54M01.00036001075.03.355NA
3WHIRLPOOLMagicool PLT V (1 T)1.00036001075.03.355Rs. 24133
4BLUE STAR5W12LA1.00035901085.03.315Rs. 24433
4VOLTAS1.0 T 125 DY1.0003300996.03.315Rs. 27390
5HITACHIRAW511KTD1.00034501055.03.274Rs. 24850
6LGLWA3CR4F41.00035501110.03.204NA
6LGLWA3CP4F1.00035501110.03.204NA
6LGLWA3GP4F1.00035501110.03.204NA
6LGLWA3BP4F1.00035501110.03.204NA
7GENERALOG-12WA41.00036501173.03.114NA
8HITACHIRAW311KUD1.00035001132.03.093Rs. 23688
9LLOYDLW12A3N1.00035301157.03.053Rs. 20885
10LGLWA3BP3F1.00035001160.03.023NA
10LGLWA3GP3F1.00035001160.03.023NA

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingApprox Price
1HITACHIRAV518HUD1.50053501530.03.505Rs. 33533
2WHIRLPOOLWAR14B54M01.20038701118.03.465NA
2WHIRLPOOLMagicool PLT V (1.2 T)1.20038701118.03.465Rs. 24433
3WHIRLPOOLWAR14B54M11.20038201107.03.455NA
4HITACHIRAT518HUD1.50053501575.03.405Rs. 34888
5LGLWA3BP5A1.10037751125.03.365Rs. 25222
5LGLWA3GT5A1.10037751125.03.365Rs. 26488
5LGLWA5CS5A1.40047501415.03.365Rs. 28633
5LGLWA5CT5A1.40047501415.03.365Rs. 30900
5LGLWA5CP5A1.40047501415.03.365Rs. 29333
5LGLWA5CP5A11.40048501445.03.365Rs. 32490
5LGLWA5CS5A11.40048501445.03.365Rs. 28633
5LGLWA5CT5A11.40048501445.03.365Rs. 30900
5LGLWA5CP5F11.50047501415.03.365NA
5LGLWA5CS5F11.50047501415.03.365NA
6HITACHIRAV513HUD1.10039001165.03.355Rs. 27588
6HITACHIRAW518KUD1.50052751575.03.355Rs. 31200
6HITACHIRAW518KUDZ11.50052751575.03.355NA
7GENERALOG-18W51.50052501570.03.345NA
8PANASONICCW-KC1814YA1.50050541520.03.335Rs. 28830
8PANASONICCW-KC1815YA1.50050541520.03.335Rs. 32000
8VOLTAS1.5 T 185 ZYa1.50050001502.03.335Rs. 32190
9ZAMILZW018X5CV11.50051001536.03.325Rs. 35990
9ZAMILZW018X5CV21.50052001566.03.325NA
10BLUE STAR5W18GA1.50049751505.03.315Rs. 29690
10BLUE STAR5W18LA1.50050601530.03.315NA
10GUJRALGL15WRT5S1.50050001510.03.315NA
10HAIERHW-18CH5EN1.50049001480.03.315NA
10VOLTAS1.5 T 185 MYd1.50049501495.03.315Rs. 31190
10VOLTAS1.5 T 185 MYe1.50049501495.03.315Rs. 31190
10VOLTAS1.5 T 185 DY1.50049501495.03.315Rs. 31190
10VOLTAS1. 5 T 185 LY1.50049501495.03.315Rs. 31690
10VOLTAS1.5 T 185 MY1.50049501495.03.315Rs. 31190

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingApprox Price
1NAPOLEONNAP24WHA2.00063122150.02.943NA
2GUJRALGL24WRT3NS2.00066702300.02.903NA
2WEATHER MAKERSWM20WS042.00070002410.02.903NA
3PANASONICCW-UC2414YA2.00059502100.02.832NA
3PANASONICCW-UC2415YA2.00059502100.02.832NA
4BLUE STAR2W24LA2.00058502080.02.812Rs. 28633
5HITACHIRAV222HUD2.00061602200.02.802Rs. 35890
5HITACHIRAV322HSD2.00061602200.02.802Rs. 36500
6VOLTAS2.0 T 242 LYe2.00059002145.02.752Rs. 32590
6VOLTAS2.0 T 242 DY2.00059002145.02.752NA
7ZAMILZW022X2CV12.00061002234.02.732NA
8BLUE STAR2W24GA2.00057252110.02.712NA
8GUJRALGL24WRT32.00069762574.02.712NA
9WEATHER MAKERSWM20WS032.00067502500.02.702NA
10GENERALAXGT24AATH2.00061002295.02.661Rs. 38280

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingApprox Price
1GODREJGSC 12 FG 8 MOG1.0003325841.03.935Rs. 46250
2CARRIERSUPERIA (1.0T)1.0003578950.03.765Rs. 39200
2ONIDAS125FLT-LA1.00039501050.03.765Rs. 24500
3CARRIEROctra (1.0T) 51.0003519940.03.745Rs. 40000
4CARRIERMultima (1.0T)1.0003519943.03.735Rs. 34000
5CARRIERMagna Plus (1.0T)1.0003636980.03.715Rs. 36500
6GODREJGSC 12 FG 6 BNG1.0003375912.03.705Rs. 33833
6GODREJGSC 12 FG 6 WNG1.0003375912.03.705Rs. 44990
6GODREJGSC 12 FG 6 SNG1.0003375912.03.705Rs. 43500
6GODREJGSC 12 FG 6 WNG1.0003375912.03.705Rs. 44990
6GODREJGSC 12 FG 6 BNG1.0003375912.03.705Rs. 33833
7ONIDAS125TRC1.0003516955.03.685Rs. 25990
7ONIDAS125CUR1.0003516955.03.685Rs. 25500
8SAMSUNGAR12HC5TCNC1.00037001010.03.665Rs. 29933
8SAMSUNGAR12HC5TDUR1.00037001010.03.665Rs. 28000
8SAMSUNGAR12HC5ECLZ1.00037001010.03.665Rs. 30300
8SAMSUNGAR12HC5UCNB1.00037001010.03.665Rs. 29933
9MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-GK10VA0.7502700740.03.655Rs. 26603
9MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIESSRK10CRS-S60.8002700740.03.655NA
10WHIRLPOOLSAR12B54C01.0003450948.03.645NA

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingApprox Price
1GODREJGSC 18 FG 8 MOG1.50049201258.03.905Rs. 42999
2HITACHIRAU514IUD1.20041001065.03.855Rs. 41777
3HITACHIRAU514EUDA1.20040501065.03.805Rs. 38900
3HITACHIRAU514HUD1.20040501065.03.805Rs. 36740
3HITACHIRAU514IVD1.20040501065.03.805Rs. 42800
3HITACHIRAU514AVD1.20040501065.03.805Rs. 42190
3HITACHIRAU518HUD1.50055001448.03.805Rs. 41500
3HITACHIRAU518EUDA1.50057001500.03.805Rs. 44450
4CARRIEROctra (1.5T) 51.50055131471.03.755Rs. 47900
4HITACHIRAU518IUD1.50053001414.03.755Rs. 47777
5CARRIERMultima (1.5T)1.50053671435.03.745Rs. 41100
6WHIRLPOOLSAR14L54D01.20040501092.03.715NA
7CARRIERSUPERIA (1.5T)1.50054411471.03.705Rs. 46900
7GODREJGSC 18 FG 6 BNG1.50050001350.03.705Rs. 37177
7GODREJGSC 18 FG 6 ONG1.50050001350.03.705NA
7GODREJGSC 18 FG 6 WNG1.50050001350.03.705Rs. 36833
7GODREJGSC 18 FG 6 BOG1.50050001351.03.705Rs. 50990
7GODREJGSC 18 FG 6 SOG1.50050001351.03.705Rs. 50990
7GODREJGSC 18 FG 6 WNG1.50050001350.03.705Rs. 36833
7GODREJGSC 18 FG 6 BNG1.50050001350.03.705Rs. 37177
7HITACHIRAU518HVD1.50055001485.03.705NA
7HITACHIRAU518IVD1.50055001485.03.705Rs. 47700
7HITACHIRAU518AVD1.50055001485.03.705Rs. 47190
8CARRIERMagna Plus (1.5T)1.50053671456.03.695Rs. 44100
9GENERALOG-18SA51.50052201430.03.655NA
9WHIRLPOOLSAR14L54D11.20039701088.03.655NA
10ELTECHEAS18M13T1.50052511443.03.645NA
10HITACHIRAU514HUDD1.20040001100.03.645Rs. 33300
10HITACHIRAU514HUDDZ1.20040001100.03.645Rs. 35035
10HITACHIRAU518KUDB1.50054401495.03.645Rs. 42000
10HITACHIRAU518HUDD1.50054401495.03.645Rs. 38600
10HITACHIRAU518HUDDZ1.50054401495.03.645NA
10ONIDAS185FLT-N1.50052751450.03.645Rs. 36177
10ONIDAS185DFL1.50052751450.03.645Rs. 32990
10ONIDAS185TRD-LA1.50052001430.03.645Rs. 31500
10WHIRLPOOL3D COOL PLT V (1.2 T)1.20039701088.03.645Rs. 30633
10WHIRLPOOLSAR18B54C01.50052501442.03.645NA

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingApprox Price
1HITACHIRAU520IUD1.70057001425.04.005Rs. 44300
1HITACHIRAU520HUD1.70057001425.04.005Rs. 52800
2HITACHIRAU520ITD1.70057001499.03.805Rs. 44690
3CARRIEROctra (2.0T) 52.00063051685.03.745Rs. 55400
4CARRIERMultima (2.0T)2.00064521732.03.735Rs. 51000
5CARRIERSUPERIA (2.0T)2.00062171710.03.645Rs. 54400
6HITACHIRAU524IUD2.00070301950.03.615Rs. 52400
6HITACHIRAU524HUD2.00070301950.03.615Rs. 60800
7CARRIERMagna Plus (2.0T)2.00065101813.03.594Rs. 51500
7LLOYDLS24A5LX2.00062121732.03.595Rs. 45490
7SAMUISIK20-F51.60053001475.03.595NA
8MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-GL24VF2.00066501860.03.585NA
8MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIESSRK26CNS-S62.00074002065.03.585NA
8SAMUISIK25-F52.00062001730.03.585NA
9AUXASW245-LH2.00062501750.03.575NA
9MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-GK24VA2.00066001850.03.575Rs. 51150
10TOSHIBARAS-25S3KPS-IN+RAS-25S3APS-IN2.00067001880.03.565NA

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingApprox Price
1HITACHIRAU230HUD2.50087252825.03.092Rs. 70600
1HITACHIRAU330HTD2.50087252825.03.092Rs. 72500
2PANASONICCS-YC36PKY/CU-YC36PKY3.00097003190.03.042Rs. 55000
3MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-H30VA2.50078002800.02.791Rs. 79080

Top Ten Fixed Speed Air Conditioners BEE 3 star and less

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingPrice
1HITACHIRAW311KUD1.00035001132.03.093Rs. 23688
2LLOYDLW12A3N1.00035301157.03.053Rs. 20885
3LGLWA3BP3F1.00035001160.03.023NA
3LGLWA3GP3F1.00035001160.03.023NA
4ONIDAW123TRD1.00035161170.03.013Rs. 23000
5LGLWA3BP3A0.90031701055.03.003Rs. 24790
5LGLWA3GP3A0.90031701055.03.003Rs. 24790
5LGLWA3BP3A10.90032351080.03.003Rs. 24790
5LGLWA3GP3A10.90032351080.03.003Rs. 25690
5PANASONICCW-YC1214YA1.00035161172.03.003NA
6LGLWA3BP3A20.90032001070.02.993Rs. 24790
6LGLWA3GP3A20.90032001070.02.993Rs. 24790
7PANASONICCW-YC1215YA1.00032801100.02.983NA
8VESTARVAW12F12F9T1.00034771175.02.963NA
9HITACHIRAW312KUDI1.00035161190.02.953Rs. 24433
9VOLTAS1.0 T 123 PYa1.00033501135.02.953Rs. 22990
9VOLTAS1.0 T 123 LYe1.00031001050.02.953Rs. 24190
10ONIDAW123FLT1.00034501175.02.943NA

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingPrice
1WHIRLPOOLMAGICOOL DLX III (1.5 T)1.50050501578.03.203Rs. 28833
2HITACHIRAW318KUD1.50051001650.03.093Rs. 28577
2HITACHIRAV318HUD1.50051001650.03.093Rs. 27430
3ONIDAW183FLT1.50052001700.03.063Rs. 27000
4WHIRLPOOLWAR18B42R01.50051501694.03.043NA
5INTECTWAC-18K1.50050881690.03.013Rs. 21699
5LGLWA5BP3A1.40048501610.03.013Rs. 23488
5LGLWA5CP3A1.40048501610.03.013Rs. 25533
5LGLWA5CT3A1.40048501610.03.013Rs. 26777
5LGLWA5BP3F1.50048501610.03.013NA
5LGLWA5CP3F1.50048501610.03.013NA
5LGLWA5CS3F1.50048501610.03.013NA
5LGLWA5PS3F1.50048501610.03.013NA
5ONIDAW183TRD1.50051501710.03.013NA
6HITACHIRAW418KTDG1.50052001735.03.003NA
6HITACHIRAW318KVDI1.50052001735.03.003NA
6LGLWA5MR4D1.50052751760.03.003NA
7GENERALOG-18W31.50050601697.02.983NA
8PANASONICCW-YC1814YA1.50050541700.02.973Rs. 25565
8PANASONICCW-YC1815YA1.50050541700.02.973NA
9LGLWA5CP3F11.50050501705.02.963NA
9LGLWA5CS3F11.50050501705.02.963NA
9VESTARVAW18F12F9T1.50051001723.02.963NA
10E:DESA18C2P101.50047501610.02.952NA
10GODREJGWC 18 GQ 3 WNC1.50051251737.02.953Rs. 21999
10GODREJGWC 18 DGU 3 WNT1.50052001763.02.953NA
10GODREJGWC 18 GQ3 WOC1.50051251737.02.952Rs. 26300
10GODREJGWC 18 GQ 3 WNC1.50051251737.02.953Rs. 21999
10VOLTAS1.5 T 183 EY1.50049001661.02.953Rs. 29190
10VOLTAS1.5 T 183 MY1.50049001661.02.953Rs. 28690
10VOLTAS1.5 T 183 EY1.50049001661.02.953Rs. 29190
10VOLTAS1.5 T 183 MY1.50049001661.02.953Rs. 28690
10VOLTAS1.5 T 183 MYi1.50049001661.02.953Rs. 29190

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingPrice
1NAPOLEONNAP24WHA2.00063122150.02.943NA
2GUJRALGL24WRT3NS2.00066702300.02.903NA
2WEATHER MAKERSWM20WS042.00070002410.02.903NA
3PANASONICCW-UC2414YA2.00059502100.02.832NA
3PANASONICCW-UC2415YA2.00059502100.02.832NA
4BLUE STAR2W24LA2.00058502080.02.812Rs. 28633
5HITACHIRAV222HUD2.00061602200.02.802Rs. 35890
5HITACHIRAV322HSD2.00061602200.02.802Rs. 36500
6VOLTAS2.0 T 242 LYe2.00059002145.02.752Rs. 32590
6VOLTAS2.0 T 242 DY2.00059002145.02.752NA
7ZAMILZW022X2CV12.00061002234.02.732NA
8BLUE STAR2W24GA2.00057252110.02.712NA
8GUJRALGL24WRT32.00069762574.02.712NA
9WEATHER MAKERSWM20WS032.00067502500.02.702NA
10GENERALAXGT24AATH2.00061002295.02.661Rs. 38280

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingPrice
1CARRIEROctra (1.0T) 31.0003372983.03.433Rs. 36100
2CARRIEREaster (1.0T)1.00035191030.03.423Rs. 36000
2CARRIERFlorista (1.0T)1.00035191030.03.423Rs. 33200
3CARRIERDURAEDGE PLUS K+ (1.0T)1.0003314983.03.373Rs. 35100
4MIDEAEterna x (1.0T)1.00035191047.03.363Rs. 31200
5RECONNECTRHSAG10021.00035001045.03.353Rs. 26490
6HITACHIRAU412HTD1.00035171070.03.293Rs. 29100
6HITACHIRAU412KTDP1.00035171070.03.293Rs. 32999
6HITACHIRAU412KTDC1.00035171070.03.293NA
6HITACHIRAU312HUD1.00035171070.03.293Rs. 30888
6HITACHIRAU312HUDP1.00035171070.03.293NA
6HITACHIRAU312EVD1.00035171070.03.293Rs. 33888
6HITACHIRAU312HVD1.00035171070.03.293Rs. 33300
6HITACHIRAU312KVDB1.00035171070.03.293NA
6LGLSA3AU3F1.00033701025.03.293NA
6ONIDAS123TRD1.00035161070.03.293Rs. 23990
6ONIDAS123TRDN1.00035161070.03.293Rs. 23990
6ONIDAS123FLT-L1.00034501050.03.293Rs. 23332
6ONIDAS123SMH1.00034501050.03.293Rs. 23579
6ONIDAS123FLT-N1.00035161070.03.293Rs. 23500
6ONIDAS123DFL1.00035161070.03.293Rs. 23500
6ONIDAS123CHR1.00035161070.03.293Rs. 23990
6ONIDAS123TFL-L1.00034501050.03.293Rs. 25900
6ONIDAS123SMH-W1.00034501050.03.293Rs. 25990
6ONIDAS123CHR-R1.00035161070.03.293Rs. 23990
6SAMSUNGAR12HC3ESLW1.00035001065.03.293Rs. 28000
6SAMSUNGAR12HC3TFUR1.00035001065.03.293Rs. 27000
6SAMSUNGAR12HC3USUQ1.00035001065.03.293Rs. 25196
6SAMSUNGAR12HC3USNB1.00035001065.03.293Rs. 25000
7HITACHIRAU412HTDD1.00033801030.03.283Rs. 28600
7HITACHIRAU312KUDB1.00033801030.03.283Rs. 27888
7HITACHIRAU312HUDD1.00033801030.03.283Rs. 29800
8LGLSA3AU3A1.00033701030.03.273Rs. 32490
8ONIDAS123CUR1.00035161075.03.273Rs. 25290
9KORYOKF14KSIAO093S0.7502640809.03.263Rs. 20290
9ONIDAS123SGC1.00035171080.03.263Rs. 25900
10DAIKINFTC35PRV16+RC35PRV161.00033501030.03.253Rs. 27790
10DAIKINATC35PRV16+RCA35PRV161.00033501030.03.253NA
10DAIKINFTC35QRV161+RC35QRV1611.00033501030.03.253Rs. 31800
10DAIKINFTC35QRV16 + RC35QRV161.00033501030.03.253Rs. 29433
10MIDEAFlair X (1.0T)1.00033501030.03.253Rs. 32700
10MIDEAFlair (1.0T)1.00033501047.03.253Rs. 31700
10ONIDAS093FLT-L0.8002600800.03.253Rs. 21490
10ONIDAS093SMH0.8002600800.03.253Rs. 22900
10ONIDAS093SMH-W0.8002600800.03.253Rs. 21490
10WHIRLPOOLSAR12K34D01.00034001046.03.253NA

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingPrice
1CARRIEREaster (1.5T)1.50053081570.03.383Rs. 41000
1CARRIERFlorista (1.5T)1.50053081570.03.383Rs. 37800
2CARRIEROctra (1.5T) 31.50051031530.03.343Rs. 40600
3HITACHIRAU318HUD1.50053621630.03.293Rs. 35433
3HITACHIRAU318HUDP1.50053621630.03.293NA
3HITACHIRAU318HUDZ11.50053621630.03.293NA
3HITACHIRAU318KVDB1.50053621630.03.293Rs. 35000
3HITACHIRAU318EVD1.50053621630.03.293Rs. 37444
3HITACHIRAU318HVD1.50053621630.03.293Rs. 36700
3ONIDAS183FLT-N1.50052751605.03.293Rs. 31295
3ONIDAS183FLT-L1.50052001580.03.293Rs. 27500
3ONIDAS183SMH1.50052001580.03.293Rs. 27990
3ONIDAS183DFL1.50052751605.03.293Rs. 30522
3ONIDAS183CHR1.50052751605.03.293Rs. 27990
3ONIDAS183FLT-LA1.50052001580.03.293Rs. 25990
3ONIDAS183TFL-L1.50052001580.03.293Rs. 27749
3ONIDAS183SMH-W1.50052001580.03.293Rs. 29990
3ONIDAS183CHR-R1.50052751605.03.293Rs. 27990
4MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-HL18VF1.50052501600.03.283NA
5CRUISECRC 531.50051001560.03.273Rs. 30030
5ONIDAS183TRD-LA1.50052001590.03.273Rs. 27990
5RECONNECTRHSAG15021.50051001560.03.273Rs. 31490
6CARRIERDURAEDGE PLUS K+ (1.5T)1.50049851530.03.263Rs. 39600
6ENEROPE18S011.50051501580.03.263NA
6MIDEAEterna x (1.5T)1.50051031563.03.263Rs. 35800
7DAIKINATC50PRV16+RCA50PRV161.50052201605.03.253NA
7DAIKINFTC50QRV161+RC50QRV1611.50052201605.03.253Rs. 33633
7DAIKINFTC50QRV16 + RC50QRV161.50052201605.03.253Rs. 33633
7ONIDAS183TRD1.50052751625.03.253Rs. 27990
7ONIDAS183CUR1.50052751625.03.253Rs. 29688
7ONIDAS183TRDN1.50052751625.03.253Rs. 26990
7ONIDAS183FLT-CB1.50052751625.03.253NA
8BLUE STAR3HW18HAF1.50049501530.03.243Rs. 33444
8KORYOKF14KSIAO183S1.50052681628.03.243Rs. 29290
8LLOYDLS19A3GR1.50049271521.03.243Rs. 31990
8MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIESSRK19CR-S61.50052801630.03.243NA
8WHIRLPOOLSAR18L34D01.50053501651.03.243NA
8WHIRLPOOLSAR18L34DC01.50052501620.03.243NA
9AUXASW183-NR1.50051001580.03.233NA
9CHIGOCS-51C3-P31.50051001580.03.233NA
9GENERALOG-18SA31.50051201585.03.233NA
10CARRIERNOVELLO PLUS (1.5T)1.50050501570.03.223Rs. 37900
10INTECIAC-18k31.50050881579.03.223NA
10TCLTNAC-18CS/3BV41.50050881579.03.223Rs. 26381

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingPrice
1CARRIEROctra (2.0T) 32.00064521910.03.383Rs. 50500
2MIDEAEterna x (2.0T)2.00062461858.03.363Rs. 46900
3CARRIERFlorista (2.0T)2.00062171860.03.343Rs. 50600
4CARRIERDURAEDGE PLUS K+ (2.0T)2.00063051910.03.303Rs. 49500
5HITACHIRAU424ETD2.00070202134.03.293Rs. 47300
5HITACHIRAU424HTD2.00070202134.03.293Rs. 46400
5HITACHIRAU424HTDW2.00070202134.03.293Rs. 47190
5HITACHIRAU424ETDGD2.00070202134.03.293Rs. 47300
5HITACHIRAU324EUDA2.00070202134.03.293Rs. 50844
5HITACHIRAU324HUD2.00070202134.03.293Rs. 48600
5HITACHIRAU324HVD2.00070202134.03.293Rs. 54290
5HITACHIRAU324IVD2.00070202134.03.293Rs. 54700
5HITACHIRAU324AVD2.00070202134.03.293Rs. 55290
6ONIDAS243FLT-N2.00066002010.03.283Rs. 36500
6ONIDAS243FLT-LA2.00065001980.03.283Rs. 39933
6ONIDAS243CHR-R2.00066002010.03.283NA
7MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIESSRK24CR-S62.00072002210.03.263NA
8DAIKINATC60PRV16+RCA60PRV161.80064001970.03.253NA
8DAIKINFTC60QRV161+RC60QRV1611.80064001970.03.253Rs. 44644
8MIDEAFlair X (2.0T)2.00059301830.03.253Rs. 50100
8MIDEAFlair (2.0T)2.00059301830.03.253Rs. 49100
8MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-HL24VF2.00066002030.03.253NA
9WHIRLPOOLSAR24L35D02.00063501960.03.243NA
9WHIRLPOOL3D COOL DLX III(2 T)2.00063501960.03.243Rs. 39333
10HITACHIRAU324HUDG2.00069772160.03.233Rs. 48825
10SAMSUNGAR24HC3TFUR2.00063001950.03.233Rs. 39833

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingPrice
1HITACHIRAU230HUD2.50087252825.03.092Rs. 70600
1HITACHIRAU330HTD2.50087252825.03.092Rs. 72500
2PANASONICCS-YC36PKY/CU-YC36PKY3.00097003190.03.042Rs. 55000
3MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-H30VA2.50078002800.02.791Rs. 79080

Top Ten Inverter Air Conditioners

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingPrice
1HITACHIRAU012HVEA1.0003560890.04.00Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 42888
2MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIESSRK13YL-S1.0003500900.03.89Inverter Cooling OnlyNA
3DAIKINFTKM25PRV160.7502500650.03.85Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 34300
4DAIKINFTKM25QRV160.7502493650.03.84Inverter Cooling OnlyNA
4DAIKINATKM25QRV160.7502493650.03.84Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 38888
5SHARPAH-XP10LV0.8002810735.03.82Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 28990
6MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIESSRK10YL-S0.8002500670.03.73Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 45902
7DAIKINFTKM35PRV161.0003500964.03.63Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 40690
7HITACHIRAU012KVEA1.0003560980.03.63Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 38700
8DAIKINFTKM35QRV161.0003490964.03.62Inverter Cooling OnlyNA
8DAIKINATKM35QRV161.0003490964.03.62Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 45888
9HAIERHSU-12HQAB (R2DB)1.0003500990.03.54Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 39888
10SAMSUNGAR12JV5NBWKNNA1.0003200910.03.52Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 38888
10SAMSUNGAR12JV5DAWKNNA1.0003200910.03.52Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 53100
10SAMSUNGAR12JV5HATQNNA1.0003200910.03.52Inverter Cooling OnlyNA
10SAMSUNGAR12JV5HAQT1.0003203910.03.52Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 40900

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingPrice
1HITACHIRAU014CVEA1.20041801045.04.00Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 51300
1HITACHIRAU014IVEA1.20041801045.04.00Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 48500
1HITACHIRAU014AVEA1.20041801045.04.00Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 46600
2SHARPAH-XP13PHT1.10038681010.03.83Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 39500
2SHARPAH-XP13PMT1.10038681010.03.83Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 39100
2SHARPAH-X13PET1.10038681010.03.83Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 31900
3SAMSUNGAR18JV5DAWKNNA1.50050001310.03.82Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 55555
4DAIKINFTKM50QRV161.50050151315.03.81Inverter Cooling OnlyNA
4DAIKINATKM50QRV161.50050151315.03.81Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 54444
4HITACHIRAU019CVEA1.50055101448.03.81Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 55900
4HITACHIRAU019IVEA1.50055101448.03.81Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 53200
4HITACHIRAU019AVEA1.50055101448.03.81Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 50600
5DAIKINFTKM50PRV161.50050001315.03.80Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 45590
6SHARPAH-XP18PHT1.50052701440.03.66Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 43690
6SHARPAH-XP18PMT1.50052701440.03.66Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 49990
6SHARPAH-X18PET1.50052701440.03.66Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 42900
7HITACHIRAU018HVEA1.50055001525.03.61Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 52777
8SAMSUNGAR18JV5NBWKNNA1.50050051410.03.55Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 46444
8SAMSUNGAR18JV5HATQNNA1.50050001410.03.55Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 42333
9LGBSA24IBE1.50062001760.03.52Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 53477
10GENERALASGA18JCC1.50052001480.03.51Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 51200

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingPrice
1DAIKINFTKM60QRV161.80060121666.03.61Inverter Cooling OnlyNA
1DAIKINATKM60QRV161.80060121666.03.61Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 69444
1LLOYDLS24GRI2.00070381950.03.61Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 59490
1LLOYDLS24GRIX (White)2.00070381950.03.61Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 59490
1LLOYDLS24GRIX (Red)2.00070381950.03.61Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 59490
1MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMSY-GE24VA2.00066001830.03.61Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 67844
2CARRIERSuperia Plus K+ (2.0T)2.00070171947.03.60Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 58900
2DAIKINFTKM60PRV161.80060001666.03.60Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 62190
3HITACHIRAU024CVEA2.00068601930.03.55Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 63600
3HITACHIRAU024IVEA2.00068601930.03.55Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 60700
3HITACHIRAU024AVEA2.00068601930.03.55Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 58700
4LGBSA24IMA2.00062001760.03.52Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 55988
5SAMSUNGAR24JV5NBWKNNA2.00060001710.03.51Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 54999
6HITACHIRAU023HVEA2.00067601930.03.50Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 59777
7CARRIEROctra Inverter (2.0T)2.00068041947.03.49Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 59000
8DAIKINFTKP60QRV161.80060121765.03.41Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 57888
8DAIKINDTKP60QRV161.80060121765.03.41Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 57850
8DAIKINATKP60QRV161.80060121765.03.41Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 60633
9DAIKINFTKP60PRV161.80060001765.03.40Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 55590
9DAIKINFTKV60NRV161.80060001765.03.40Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 52990
10CARRIERElektra Plus Inverter (2.0T)2.00065981947.03.39Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 53388

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingPrice
1DAIKINFTKM71PRV162.20071002220.03.20Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 72290
1DAIKINFTKM71QRV162.20070972220.03.20Inverter Cooling OnlyNA
2GENERALASGA30JCC2.50080002650.03.02Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 84000
3DAIKINFTKP71QRV162.20070972365.03.00Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 65888
3DAIKINDTKP71QRV162.20070972365.03.00Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 67500
3DAIKINATKP71QRV162.20070972365.03.00Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 69733
4DAIKINFTKD71FVM2.20071002550.02.78Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 55490

Top Ten Hot and Cold Air Conditioners

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RankBrandModelTonnageEER Ratio CoolingEER Ratio HeatingStar RatingPrice
1DAIKINFTXR28KVMA0.7504.865.03Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 103090
2MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMSZ-EF25VEW0.7504.594.57Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 84000
3DAIKINFTXG25JV1BS0.7504.464.36Inverter Hot and ColdNA
3DAIKINFTXG25JV1BA0.7504.464.36Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 85990
4DAIKINFTXS25EVMA0.7504.174.10Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 39988
5DAIKINFTXG35JV1BS1.0003.934.04Inverter Hot and ColdNA
5DAIKINFTXG35JV1BA1.0003.934.04Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 103590
6CARRIERSuperia 365 (1.0T)1.0003.513.47Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 42777
6CARRIERElektra 365 Inverter (1.0T)1.0003.513.47Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 41488
7MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMSZ-EF35VEW1.0003.504.00Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 86670
7MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIESSRK35ZMX-S1.0003.504.50Inverter Hot and ColdNA
8DAIKINFTXS35EVMA1.0003.433.70Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 47488
9CARRIERPrimo Inverter (1.0T)1.0003.393.28Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 48488
10MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMSZ-HJ35VA1.0003.383.62Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 53290

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

RankBrandModelTonnageEER Ratio CoolingEER Ratio HeatingStar RatingPrice
1DAIKINFTXR42KVMA1.2003.934.34Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 124190
2MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIESSRK50ZMX-S1.5003.854.41Inverter Hot and ColdNA
3CARRIERPrimo Inverter (1.5T 3D)1.5003.743.69Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 90000
4CARRIERPrimo Inverter (1.5T)1.5003.533.87Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 54488
5GENERALASGA18LFCA1.5003.423.68Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 39500
6CARRIERSuperia 365 (1.5T)1.5003.393.60Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 50888
6CARRIERElektra 365 Inverter (1.5T)1.5003.393.60Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 47488
7HAIERHSU-18HXAR(R2DB)1.5003.383.86Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 52990
8MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIESSRK52HE-21.5003.373.76Inverter Hot and ColdNA
9DAIKINFTXR50KVMA1.5003.323.97Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 144000
10VOLTAS1.5 T 18V EY-W1.5003.303.61Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 55490

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

RankBrandModelTonnageEER Ratio CoolingEER Ratio HeatingStar RatingPrice
1CARRIERSuperia 365 (2.0T)2.0003.663.71Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 61777
2MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIESSRK60ZMX-S1.8003.264.07Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 70777
3VOLTAS2.0 T 24V EY-W2.0003.253.63Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 67490
4GENERALASGA24LFCA2.0003.233.62Inverter Hot and ColdNA
4VOLTAS24HY2.0003.233.23Hot and ColdRs. 50790
5DAIKINFTYN60JXV11.8003.213.42Hot and ColdRs. 58633
6VOLTAS24V DY2.0003.153.25Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 63490
7CARRIERPrimo Inverter (2.0T)2.0003.073.52Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 65588
8CARRIERElektra 365 Inverter (2.0T)2.0003.043.39Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 58488
9DAIKINFTXS60FVMA1.8003.033.43Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 68700
10PANASONICCS-UA24RKY2.0002.733.16Hot and ColdRs. 51900

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RankBrandModelTonnageEER Ratio CoolingEER Ratio HeatingStar RatingPrice
1GENERALASGA30LFCA2.5003.213.60Inverter Hot and ColdNA
2DAIKINFTXS71FVMA2.2003.013.25Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 85555
3GENERALASG30RBAJ2.5002.642.73Hot and ColdRs. 78400

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  • Dennis

    Hi,

    I live in jalandhar (punjab), My room size is 12×10×10 on ground floor with single storie having three side adjoining double storie buildings and west side facing double storie building but sun remain for 11 to 4 o’clock. I want to buy split AC ……..Plz suggest which tonnage AC is best suitable to my room conditions and which company and model no………..secondly should i go in 3 star or 5 star or inverter technology. My usage is 1000 – 1500 hrs per year and rate per unit is Rs 7.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Dennis,

      A 1.5 ton inverter AC would be good for your room. Your usage is high and tariff in Punjab is also quite high. You can look at the list of 1.5 ton inverter ACs above.

  • Raja

    Sir,

    Further to the note forwarded shortly, I have forgotten to mention that I am looking for 1.5 Ton Window AC and my cieling get direct sunlight since I am in the top floor.

    Regards,
    Raja

  • Raja

    Sir,

    My room size is 14 x 10 and I live close by to Seashore and mine is the top floor. I had an 1 Ton LG Air conditioner which was placed 5 feet from the ground level had no problems at all for the last 10 years. No of people in the room would be 3 and the machine wil be running for close to 8 hours per day. I have nailed down to LWA5CS5A or LWA5CP5A. I need to know the following:

    1) Are the both models 100% copper?
    2) What is the BTU for both these units?
    3) Is Blue Fin in place?
    4) How many units per day will it consume if I use it for 8 hours per day?
    5) What is the difference between Blue Fin and Gold Fin?

    Also please suggest if the above 2 models are not copper can I go with LWA5BP3A. Also please suggest other efficient models. I recently had issues with 1.5 Ton O General air conditioner whereby the room was not cooling even after 8 hours time compared to my earlier 1 Ton LG Air conditioner which was cooling pretty faster and without any issues for the last 10 years. Infact this was even cooling my hall very well. Looking forward to hear from you at the earliest as I need to buy and Air conditioner in the next 2 days time. Please help.

    Kind Regards,
    Raja

  • Prashanth

    Hi team am from chennai i need to buy an split a/c for my bedroom which is of 120 sqft ..Am in confusion on which brand to buy can you please suggest me some good ac with good electricity efficient…and long lasting one and my budget is 27k .

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Prashanth,

      Is your room top floor or lower floor? I mean does the ceiling get direct sunlight or not? Do you get direct sunlight on any of the wall during the day?

  • Dnyanesh S Potkar

    Thanking You for your important reply……….

    Means R32 is best as compared with R410. But please suggest which Refrigerant we have to use for environmental friendly. Here I mentioning EER of some reputed brands having 2 Ton Inverter Technology

    1) O General ASGA24JCC – 2.0 Ton Rs 74000 (R410)- EER 2.9
    2) Daikin- FTKM60PRV16 Rs 62000 with Fitting & Installation (Refrigerant R32)- EER 3.60
    3) Carrier Midea Elktra Plus- Rs 52000 + 2500 Installation (Refrigerant R410)-EER 3.39

    High EER means that AC consuming low energy and low EER means that AC consuming more energy, right ? Here I have lots of confusion for buying AC for restaurant so I kindly request you that please suggest best brand 2 ton inverter (Copper Condenser & Blue Fin is must) with considering low maintenance, durability, cost, Energy consumption, environmental friendly. cooling and minimum noise level indoor as well as outdoor. Here I selected above brands, I also thinking for Mitsubishi Electric as well as Heavy. You can suggest any other brand which will best as per your research & study. Please give me list of best Indian Brands and Outside Best Brands in 2 ton Inverter Technology.

    Thanking You

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      R32 is more energy efficient as well as more environment friendly than R410A. Would suggest you to go for the Daikin model you have listed.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Mitsubishi Heavy has great technology, however they are super expensive. If they fit in your budget and have EER better than 3.6, you can certainly go for it. Would suggest Daikin, Mitsubishi (both heavy and electric), Sharp on international brands, and Blue Star for Indian (however Indian brands do not have high EER).

  • Dnyanesh Potkar

    last time I asked about 2 Ton Inverter Ac for restaurant ! No I final three brands O General, Daikin, Midea Carrier !

    2 Ton Inverter Brand with price
    1) O General-Rs 74000 with fitting and installation (Refrigerant R410)
    2) Daikin- Rs 62000 with Fitting & Installation (Refrigerant R32)
    3) Carrier Midea Elktra- Rs 52000 + 2500 Installation (Refrigerant R410)

    so please guide me again for refrigerant, which gas is more environmental friendly which one is highly inflammable. And which above mentioned product is most effective for cooling as well as long lasting. Here we want environment friendly product as well as great cooling, and easy maintenance with long life !
    So please suggest me which brand is reliable !

    Thanking You

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      R32 is more environment friendly than R410. It is mildly flammable (not highly flammable), but not as much as R290 (which is flammable). Amongst the brands, I would rate Daikin and General higher on the make (in fact General has quite robust machines). But Energy Efficiency numbers are in general better in Daikin models (but do compare the EER before making purchase and go for a model with higher EER … Daikin also has models with low EER, so please make sure you go for the right one). You can check the top models in the table above.

  • Amruta K

    Hi,
    Room Size- 12 feet*10feet*10feet
    Direct sunlight on roof and one wall
    3 doors and a window(5 feet wide)
    usage-aprox 1000-1200 hours per year
    City-Solapur, Maharashtra

    Could you please suggest suitable AC?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You can go for any of the 1.5 ton inverter AC in the list above.

    • Amruta K

      Thank you
      We have shortlisted Bluestar 5hW818SB model. Could you share your review for this model?

  • ramanand

    Hey
    I live in Lucknow and I’m planning to buy an inverter air conditioner of 1.5 tonne. I want suggestions for which brand to go.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi,

      You can look at the list of top ten inverter tech AC models in the list above.

    • ramanand

      Actually I’m unable to decide whether to go with the one on number 4 and 5 the daikin one or with voltas all weather smart ac . And yes lg inverter v also.
      I don’t know about their after sale service. So I needed help in that section too.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Daikin and LG will have better energy efficiency. Voltas does not have all weather AC models with good energy efficiency. Daikin is superior in make. While LG has larger service network. If you have decent Daikin service in your area, then I would suggest you to go for Daikin. Go for a model with higher energy efficiency even in Daikin.

    • ramanand

      What about samsung neo series . It is an inverter technology ac and has many features like variable tonnage, 10 m air throw , 10 year compressor wwarranty , 5 years condenser warranty , air filter is quite impressive.
      And yes the one feature i found very usefull is it doesn’t start if the installation is not 100 percent complete.
      Is it good to buy if I’m getting it at a price of 40k.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You can certainly go for it. Samsung has models with highest energy efficiency. They are quite good.

  • arjun

    400 sq ft basement hall,fall celing,no direct sunlight
    daily consumption 6 to 7 hours
    which is the best ac in 2 tonnes?with low electricity bill and less maintaince.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You can look at BEE 5 star 2 ton models in the list above. However 2 ton for 400 sq ft will be insufficient.

  • Mania

    Hello Sir.

    I’m planning to buy an Inverter AC for my Bed Room of 120 sq ft Approx on a 2nd floor of 4 storeyed bldg in Mumbai…I’ve specifically zeroed in on Samsung AR18JV5NBWKNNA which I’m getting for less than 40K for 1.5 ton. From your reviews below, i see this AC has ERR of 3.55.

    Below are my Questions –
    1. Would you recommend me to go for it, given I’m getting at a very reasonable price and with all the features that comes with Samsung AC (like Stabilizer free and 10 yrs warranty on Condenser) ?
    2. This AC has Aluminum condenser materials instead of traditional Copper one. What are the Pros and Cons of an Aluminum condenser. We experience power fluctuations frequently. Hence, Is it safe to go with Aluminum condenser?
    3. At 39K for 1.5 ton Inverter AC, is this the best bet or would you recommend any other? Reason being, you have extensively recommended Diakin, Hitachi and Sharp as best AC makers in your advise. That made me wonder.

    Appreciate your help and Great work on your prompt responses to all the queries!

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi,

      I have a LG AC with aluminium condenser in Mumbai and it has been working fine for past 6 years. However Aluminium is difficult to repair in case of corrosion as compared to copper ones. You can read more about it on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/air-conditioners-copper-coil-vs-aluminium-coil.html

      However I feel that you are getting a great deal and the EER of AC is good. So you may certainly go for it.

    • Mania

      Thank you very much for helping me. I pulled the Trigger :) Kudos for your great work, Keep it up!

    • Baalakrishnan M S

      Dear Mania,

      Can you please provide more details about where you are buying the same (Shop/ contact details). I am from Dombivli (E) and I am also looking for an Inv. AC for my BR.

      Appreciate your help!!

  • Tarun

    Hi Bijili Bachao Team, Your blog is very informative and helpful for anyone looking to save electricity. I am looking to buy an AC preferably 1.5 ton with Copper coils. I am confused between brands, in my city all the dealers are recommending to purchase godrej, but the build quality is not so good of godrej acs. I have a small bedroom which requires an 1.5 ton AC. I want to save on power and looked at inverter segment and 3,5 star segments of various brands. I have a budget of 30k to 41k INR for this AC. I am looking for a durable, long lasting and well built air conditioner that requires less maintenance and value for money as well. My room is on top floor and no other floors on the roof. My bedroom has north facing window (only one window) and bedroom gives way to hall.The hall is east facing, and we experience full day heat due to this.

    1) I want to know which brands have 100% copper in IDU and ODU.
    2) Which brands have best after sales service in Guntur ( my current city)
    3) Should I go for an inverter or 3 star 1.5 ton ac. I plan to run it for long time in summer and 3-4 hours during winters (day time).
    4) Considering the budget, if I cannot get copper, What would be the case if I go with bluefin or other things (aluminium coils)
    5) If this is true how can we trust brands that label copper in their product specifications http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/catalyst/just-chill-with-the-right-choice/article5896924.ece
    6) Kindly list ACs with copper 3 star 1.5 ton, copper inverter 1.5 ton top 10 as per energy efficiency, after sales service, value for money and trust.

    Thanks
    Tarun

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Tarun,

      What is the size of your room? Which city are you located in? Is your room top floor or lower floor (is the ceiling getting direct sunlight)?

    • Tarun

      Can you please check my comment again, I have given all details and i have calculated tonnage from one of the links on this website. Thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Ok. If you are fine with the calculations, then here is my response:

      1) Going for a Japanese brand (Daikin, Sharp, Hitachi, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, General) or Carrier will be better if you want 100% copper for both IDU and ODU.

      2) Not aware of brands available in Guntur.

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

      4) You can get a BEE 3 or 5 star AC of 100% copper in 30-40K but getting inverter tech would be difficult.

      5) The brands listed above will have copper.

      6) You can look at the list of models in top ten models listed above.

  • MANOJ MINZ

    Dear BB Team,

    First, I would like to thank you for your prompt reply. My question is in continuation to my previous query. Some people (ac salesman) told me that inverter split ac is not viable for home use & it is more beneficial when used commercially. Further with regard to star rating some salesman (ac salesman) told me that star rating does not have much importance & 3 star rating is more than enough for home use. I am totally confused; I need your valuable suggestion, please.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Minz,

      The choice of inverter or 5 star or 3 star is not dependent on commercial or residential. It depends on usage of AC and tariff. Because usage determines the number of units you consume and tariff shows how much you pay for it.

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

      If you feel that your usage is high and tariff is also high, then the choice of inverter would be obvious (irrespective of commerical/residential connection). If your usage is low and tariff is also low, then choice of 3 star rated AC would also work perfectly fine.

  • MSU

    Hi Sir,

    I’m from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. My budget is 40K. Please don’t provide me a list to chose from, instead suggest the best AC brand and its model. Will buy exactly that.

  • Jilna

    Hi Sir,

    I Live in Gurgaon ,Haryana.Its too hot in summer and too cold in winter.So I want to choose AC with heater. My room is 15 x 15 feet in ground floor.sun is hitting one side of the wall from outside.Could you please tell me which one will be suitable for me .please suggest for me a less budget one.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Jilna,

      You can look at any of the 1.5 ton hot and cold ACs listed in the table above.

  • Navdeep

    Hi
    I live in Delhi. My room deminsion are 11.10L*10.9W*8.11W
    And has two windows of 4.11H*2.6W and 1.11H*2.6W direction south-east.
    Power unit rates are very heigh in our society Rs 7.5/unit
    And usage is 17 hours per day

    Please suggest me most energy efficient as. Budget is no bar.

    Regards
    Navdeep

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You can go for a 1 ton inverter AC (anyone from the top ten list above).

  • Harijot kaur

    Room size 10.6X14 ground floor no upper story, i short list Daikin FTKM50QRV16,Sharp AH-X18PET, Toshiba RAS16N3KCV. ( hitachi kashikoi expensive 1.2 52000/-)
    all r inverter daily use approx 12 hrs, sunday heavy use. Want to use next 10 years.
    Harijot moga Punjab. Thanks

  • shalini

    Hi sir,
    I have bought Daikin 1.5 ton inverter ac ATKP50QRV16 .it cools the room till the room temperature becomes the set temperature say 24 C.but after that there is no cooling effect and the room temperature raises to 28 or 30 C but does not come back to 25 C. How can I confirm if there is a defect with this product.l bought inverter thinking that a constant cooling (24 C) would be maintained.

  • Shruti

    Any reviews about Whirlpool Magicool DLX III? Is it good for long term usage? My usage would be between 5-6 hours per day.

  • shalabh shukla

    My room’s dimensions are 22 feet by 9 feet by 10 feet without false ceiling
    Ground floor ,the room is sheltered from all sides , location Kanpur UP
    usage of around 1000 to 1500 hours per year electricity price is around rs 5 per unit. I need your expert opinion to arrive at a buying decision asap.
    also keep in mind affordability and service centre availability and the chance of lesser maintenance and savings on electricity.

  • shalabh shukla

    Looking for ac as per my need

  • Rajesh

    I live in Jabalpur and planning to buy Split AC for room size 15×15 sq.ft. Height 18′ with false ceiling at 15′ high having asbestos roof top. Room having 3 doors and two large windows of 4×4′ size. My usage approx. 600 hrs. annually. There is no direct sunlight and bungalow is surrounded by very large trees. Need your suggestion for selecting suitable Split AC and my budget is around 30000/-.

  • Anil Kumar Rawat

    Hi,

    I live in Patiala(Punjab). My house is on ground floor. Room size is 10×12 feet. Usage is 8 pm to 6 pm. Unit price is Rs 5.
    Please suggest which AC (if possible, with having some advanced feature) will be best for my home.
    Preferable AC type is Split AC.

  • Ajay

    Which is better in Mitsubitshi Electric Ac’s OR Mitsubitshi Heavy Industries Ac’s
    Or may i go for Ogenerals Imported (made in thailand without rotary compressor and BEE star ratings) Ac’s pls suggest.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have great models but they are highly expensive. If you can go for MHI inverter tech AC, then that would be better.

  • Ajay

    Hi ,there i live in Mumbai wanna buy Split ac for my house 1.15×14 size and 2.10x10size wanna go for 5 star rated ac of Mitsubitshi Heavy Industries is it ok pls guide me in this

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Would recommend you to go for 1.5 ton inverter tech AC for big room and 1 ton inverter AC for small room. Daikin, Sharp, Samsung, Hitachi or LG would be great. MHI is a good brand, but in Mumbai it is better to go for inverter tech AC as compared to BEE 5 star rated AC to save electricity.

  • jake

    hi…is there any direct connection between the fan speed of the ac and electricity consumption.if yes,will it be a big difference.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      AC will consume less at low fan speed. You may be able to save 30-40 Watts with that which roughly translates to 0.4 units in 10 hrs usage.

  • Rajashekar

    3 years back i was purchased Videocon 1.5 ton split AC with aluminium coating on outdoor unit, the service person said to me there was continuous leaking on gas. So he suggested me sell the product and go for new split AC. Now i am little bit confusing about selction of new AC, i am staying in Vizag, can any body suggest me a highly standard AC for purchasing

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rajashekar,
      What is your usage of AC in hours/year? and what is your budget for AC?

    • Rajashekar

      per day 8-10hrs and 35k to 40k

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rajashekar,
      At your usage we would have recommended to go for a 1.5 ton inverter AC but it costs about 45k, So in your budget we recommend you to go for BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC. Since there is a problem of leakage, we recommend you to go for an AC with copper coils and corrosion protected blue fin condenser.

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton ACs around 40K:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU518HUDD 3.64 38600
      DAIKIN FTF50PRV16+RF50PRV16 3.6 38733
      LLOYD LS19A5SN 3.55 32877
      PANASONIC CS-KC18PKY-1/CU-KC18PKY-1 3.53 32800
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 JY 3.53 36590
      BLUESTAR 5HW18SAF 3.52 36633
      BLUESTAR 5HW18ZAWF 3.52 38888
      LLOYD LS19A5LN 3.52 32212
      BLUESTAR 5HW18SA 3.51 35933
      BLUESTAR 5HW18ZCW 3.51 37877
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 CY 3.51 32450
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 EYS N 3.51 34888
    • Rajashekar

      Thank you very much Bijli Bachao Team for your kind support and i want to know the details of inverter AC 1.5ton which one you would like to recommend for me

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Rajashekar,

      You can look at the list of 1.5 ton inverter ACs above and can choose a brand as per your preference.

  • manit

    Hitachi RAW518KUDZ1 Window AC (1.5 Ton, 5 Star Rating) Should I buy this???

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Manit,
      Hitachi RAW518KUDZ1 Window AC has an EER of 3.35 however, it will depend on lot of factors whether this AC is right for your room.

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

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

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

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

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

  • rajdeep Gosal

    Sir , I hav 1 room of size 14×14 feet with false ceiling and consumption abt 500 hours of per year.i need split ac. Price of an unit is 7 rupees.which ac and brand do u refer to me according to overall efficiency with good price.what will tons capacity.thanx

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rajdeep,
      Which city do you live in? And is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it on a lower floor? What is your budget for the AC?

    • rajdeep Gosal

      I live in ludhiana. My room is on ground floor with no direct sunlight on the ceiling. My budget is 30, 000 thousand. The price of electricity unit is 7 rupees.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Your usage of AC is less. You can go for a BEE 3 star rated ACs. You can look at these:

      Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Star Rating Price
      SAMSUNG AR18HC3UXNB 3.16 3 27000
      SAMSUNG AR18HC3TXNC 3.16 3 29000
      SAMSUNG AR18HC3TYUR 3.16 3 28900
      PANASONIC CS-YC12RKY3 / CU-YC12RKY3 3.16 3 29900
      GODREJ GSC 18 FR 3 WNT 3.15 3 26000
      GODREJ GSC 18 FT 3 WNT 3.15 3 28633
      GODREJ GSC 18 FX AWOC 3.1 3 28609
    • rajdeep

      If I raise to my budget upto 50, 000 thousand. And area 196 feet .then wat do u refer me .what will be tons capacity.

  • Roy

    Hello and greetings! Need your help deciding the best split ac for my flat in Dwarka, New Delhi. My flat is on the 3rd floor of a ten-floor building with no direct sunlight in the bedrooms I need the ac for. The rooms are 150 sq ft and 170 sq ft and not more than 5 hours of usage for each ac and daily, during the season.

    And the key point to decide: I had pre-installed concealed copper piping and see discoloration at the end of the copper pipes left for connecting the outer body in my balcony already. I am told this is common in Dwarka as a drain flows around 2 kilometers from my flat. Keeping in view of this ‘drain-gas led corrosion’, which brand and model would suit these conditions best.

    Grateful if you can help.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Roy,
      According to our calculation your room first room (150sqft) requires a cooling of 1.4 tons, and your second room requires a cooling of 1.6 tons. So based on your usage we recommend you to go for BEE 3star AC for both your rooms. And since your area has drain flow around it, we recommend you to go for blue fin condenser copper ACs.

      You can look at these BEE 3star 1.5 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU318HUD 3.29 35433
      HITACHI RAU318HVD 3.29 36700
      HITACHI RAU318EVD 3.29 37444
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-H18VA 3.29 34125
      CARRIER DURAEDGE PLUS K+ (1.5T) 3.27 35900
      DAIKIN FTC50PRV16 3.25 31433
      CARRIER NOVELLO PLUS (1.5T) 3.22 37900
      HITACHI RAU318HUDG 3.21 32715
      VOLTAS 1.5T 183 DY 3.21 29333
      VOLTAS 1.5T 183 MYi 3.21 29833
    • Roy

      Many thanks for your valuable input. Will go to the market now armed with this info. Bests,

  • Mania

    Hi, Can you please suggest me best Inverter AC for my Bed Room sized @ 10′ x 15′. I’m thinking of going with Samsung AR18JV5NBWK. Is Samsung a good brand to go with? Also, can you suggest me an alternative model as well? I’m looking to buy something below 45K

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mania,
      Which city do you live in? And is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it on a lower floor? This is to know whethet 1.5 ton AC would be correct for your room.
      Samsung AR18JV5NBWK has an EER of 3.54 so if you want you can go for it, Samsung is good brand, so if you want you can go for it.
      You can also look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs within 45k:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 42900
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42000
      Daikin FTKV50NRV16 3.40 44490
    • Mania

      Thanks for your response. I live in Mumbai. My house is on 2nd floor of a 4 storeyed bldg. My AC utilization is going to be 8-10 hrs a day. Hence, I’m looking for Energy efficient Inverter AC with great features having advanced Technology, even if that means i need to stretch my budget a bit.

      I did some research and found Samsung seems feature rich than others along with inbuilt Voltage stabilizer as we experience power fluctuations. Let me know if your recommendation would still be the same you provided earlier, or would you like to advise me on anything else as per my requirement?

      Thank you very much for your detailed responses. Appreciate it!

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mania,
      Samsung is a good brand, and if you want you can go for Samsung AR18JV5NBWK it has a good EER.

  • Divya

    Hi can you suggest me which one is best when it comes to power consumption.. Either split or window??
    Planning to put in our bedroom of 10’6” x 11’6”

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Divya,
      For same star rated ACs, Split ACs are more efficient compared to window ACs.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Simul Udani

    I have 2 bedrooms where AC will be used normally from 6 pm to 8 am everyday. I live in Kolkata so the weather is quite hot and humid. As per my room sizes, i would be requiring 1.5 Ton AC. Please suggest me the best Model available in the market as pricing is really not my constraint or consideration. My preference is a really good machine with the best service facility in Kolkata. Since our usage would be high except during winter, should i need to go with Split Inverter Technology AC’s? If so which is the best Model for my application. Who would be able to supply the suggested Model to us?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Simul,
      Your usage of AC is quite high. based on your usage we recommend you to go for a 1.5 ton inverter AC. Inverter ACs are about 30% more energy efficient compared to a BEE 5star ACs.

      You can look at any of these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Samsung AR18JV5DAWKNNA 3.82 55555
      Hitachi RAU019CVEA 3.81 55900
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA 3.81 53200
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA 3.81 50600
      Daikin ATKM50QRV16 3.81 54444
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.8 45590
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 48833
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 42900
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA 3.61 52777
      Daikin FTKM50QRV16 3.61  
      Samsung AR18JV5HATQNNA 3.55 42333
      Samsung AR18JV5NBWKNNA 3.54 46444
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 51200
      Daikin FTKP50QRV16 3.47 44888
      Daikin DTKP50QRV16 3.47 44900
      Daikin ATKP50QRV16 3.47 48644

      You have to ask your local salesman to know which brand has got better sale and after sale service in your area, and buy accordingly from them.

    • Simul Udani

      As these will be installed in Bedrooms, the heat load will not vary much. Is it really necessary that i should go in for Inverter Split AC? How are Carrier Aircorn’s BEE 5 Star rated Superior 1.5 Ton Split AC’s?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Simul,

      Even in bedroom the heat loads vary as the seasons vary. Heat is more in May than in March. Even in the bedrooms. It is not necessary to go for inverter split AC (because after all it is your choice), but it would be better if you go for it as you will be using it for almost 12 hours every day. Carrier Superia 1.5 ton BEE 5 star rated AC is also a good model, but inverter ACs (we listed earlier) would be more energy saving.

    • Simul Udani

      So you suggest me to go in for Inverter AC’s. Which is the best brand and Model # in 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC’s and their pricing?

    • Simul Udani

      Please also suggest which would be the best Model in 2.0 Ton Split Inverter AC’s alongwith their ratings and pricing?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Simal,

      You can look at these 2 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MSY-GE24VA 3.61 NA
      LLOYD LS24GRIX 3.6 58990
      LLOYD LS24GRI 3.6 58990
      HITACHI RAU023EUEA 3.56 58950
      HITACHI RAU024CVEA 3.55 67790
      HITACHI RAU024IVEA 3.55 64790
      HITACHI RAU024AVEA 3.55 62790
      LG BS-Q246C8A2 3.52 59988
      LG BSA24IMA 3.52 66990
      SAMSUNG AR24HV5NBWK 3.51 50500
      HITACHI RAU023HVEA 3.5 61790
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (2.0T) 3.49 61750
      CARRIER Superia Plus K+ (2.0T) 3.46 60750
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (2.0T) 3.38 55500
      PANASONIC CS-S24RKY 3.3 67990
    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Simul,

      You can look at any of these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Samsung AR18JV5DAWKNNA 3.82 55555
      Hitachi RAU019CVEA 3.81 55900
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA 3.81 53200
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA 3.81 50600
      Daikin ATKM50QRV16 3.81 54444
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.8 45590
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 48833
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 42900
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA 3.61 52777
      Daikin FTKM50QRV16 3.61  
      Samsung AR18JV5HATQNNA 3.55 42333
      Samsung AR18JV5NBWKNNA 3.54 46444
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 51200
      Daikin FTKP50QRV16 3.47 44888
      Daikin DTKP50QRV16 3.47 44900
      Daikin ATKP50QRV16 3.47 48644

      All of them are good brands, the list has the AC with highest EER on top, you can go for any of the brand which has got good after sale service in your area.

  • Tushar

    I want to buy 3 split acs, 1 for hall and 2 for bedroom. I live in Nahur, Mumbai.
    Flat is at top floor. All rooms have false ceiling. There is no west facing walls.

    Hall : 16 X 13 feet
    Bed Room1 : 15 X 12 feet
    Bed Room2 : 13 X 10 feet

    My usage will be 800 to 1000 hours for Hall ac and 900 to 1100 to hours for bedroom ac.
    I want to buy invertor ac. My preference is for diakin ac.
    Please suggest me proper tonnage and type of ac for my rooms.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Tushar,
      According to our calculation your hall requires a cooling of 1.6 tons and your first bedroom requires a cooling of 1.5 tons. So we recommend you to go fot 1.5 ton inverter AC for both this room.
      Your second room requires a cooling of 1 tons, So we recommend you to go for a 1 ton inverter AC for your second bedroom.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton Daikin inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Daikin ATKM50QRV16 3.81 54444
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.8 45590
      Daikin FTKM50QRV16 3.61 NA
      Daikin FTKP50QRV16 3.47 44888
      Daikin DTKP50QRV16 3.47 44900
      Daikin ATKP50QRV16 3.47 48644
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42000

      You can look at these 1 ton Daikin inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Daikin FTKM35PRV16 3.63 40690
      Daikin FTKM35QRV16 3.62 NA
      Daikin ATKM35QRV16 3.62 45888
      Daikin FTKP35QRV16 3.46 37888
      Daikin DTKP35QRV16 3.46 38400
      Daikin ATKP35QRV16 3.46 40633
  • Upendra singh

    Sir mujeh b 1.5 Ton ka split ac lena hai …kaon sa brand thik rahega …reply please

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You can look at any of these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Samsung AR18JV5DAWKNNA 3.82 55555
      Hitachi RAU019CVEA 3.81 55900
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA 3.81 53200
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA 3.81 50600
      Daikin ATKM50QRV16 3.81 54444
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.8 45590
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 48833
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 42900
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA 3.61 52777
      Daikin FTKM50QRV16 3.61  
      Samsung AR18JV5HATQNNA 3.55 42333
      Samsung AR18JV5NBWKNNA 3.54 46444
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 51200
      Daikin FTKP50QRV16 3.47 44888
      Daikin DTKP50QRV16 3.47 44900
      Daikin ATKP50QRV16 3.47 48644
  • Vinod Gupta

    Hi, I have purcahed GODREJ GSC 12 FG 8 MOG EER (W/W) – 3.93 5 star Split AC. However company claims it does the energy saving like a 7 star AC is it true.
    I also want to know how is the performance of this ac and what is the feedback of the users of this AC.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi,

      There is nothing like 7 star. BEE only gives 1 to 5 star rating. However each star rating is a range of EER. So even two BEE 3 star rated ACs can have two different EERs. Now any AC with EER greater than 3.5 is given BEE 5 star rating. However people do not look at EER and just look at star rating. So just to differentiate this model from other BEE 5 star rated models, Godrej markets it as 7 star model. The difference between EER of this model and another BEE 5 star rated model of EER 3.51 is as much as what would be difference between entry level BEE 3 star rated AC and entry level BEE 5 star rated AC. And that is why Godrej increases the star rating by 2 :).

      This is the most efficient fixed speed AC model in the market. However it has aluminium condenser, so you may have to protect it from corrosion in case you live in an area with harsh climate. Also it uses R290 which is highly energy efficient refrigerant. However it is a flammable refrigerant. It would consume very less electricity for sure. You just need to prevent corrosion and thereby refrigerant leakage.

    • Vinod Gupta

      Thank You for your prompt and detailed reply I really appreciate this. As you mentioned it has aluminium condenser, so I may have to protect it from corrosion. I Stay In Mumbai Western Suburb’s Kandivali East Area and it is too far from Sea Shore. So still is there any chance of corrosion. I also want to know the performance (Electric Saving) of GODREJ GSC 12 FG 8 MOG EER (W/W) – 3.93 5 star Split AC is same like a inverter AC?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vinod,
      GODREJ GSC 12 FG 8 MOG has aluminium condenser, so it is more prone to corrosion, but its not necessary that it will corode, we have seen AC’s from other brand using aluminium condensers work well in humid areas like Mumbai. GODREJ GSC 12 FG 8 MOG with EER 3.93 is the best 5star AC, but still inverter AC’s would be more efficient than a 5star AC. GSC 12 FG 8 MOG ton AC would be equivalent to an inverter AC with an EER of about 3.17

  • [email protected]

    hi,

    i want to know the diffrence between bluefin and gold fin coatings.
    Also I am planing to buy Voltas 125CYE model how is the choice?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ashish,
      In blue fin coating the anti corrosion coated fin is blue in colour, similarly in gold fin coating the anti corrosion coated fin is gold in colour. It does not make much difference both do the same function.
      Voltas 125CYE is a good model, it has goo EER. Voltas is a good brand so if you want you can go for it.

    • Ashish

      thank you!!!
      my need is average 4-5 hours a day …i need 1 T capacity AC…what is the other best choice for my requirements?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ashish,

      You can look at any of these BEE 5 star rated 1 ton models:

      Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Star Rating Price
      GODREJ GSC 12 FG 8 MOG 3.93 5 46250
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.0T) 3.76 5 39200
      CARRIER Octra (1.0T) 5 3.74 5 40000
      CARRIER Multima (1.0T) 3.73 5 34000
      CARRIER Magna Plus (1.0T) 3.71 5 36500
      GODREJ GSC 12 FG 6 BNG 3.7 5 33833
      GODREJ GSC 12 FG 6 WNG 3.7 5 44990
      GODREJ GSC 12 FG 6 WNG 3.7 5 44990
      GODREJ GSC 12 FG 6 BNG 3.7 5 33833
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5TCNC 3.66 5 29933
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5TDUR 3.66 5 28000
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5ECLZ 3.66 5 30300
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5UCNB 3.66 5 29933
      WHIRLPOOL SAR12B54C0 3.64 5  
      PANASONIC CS-XC12QKY/CU-XC12QKY 3.63 5 38888
      PANASONIC CS-XC12RKY / CU-XC12RKY 3.63 5 36900
      SAMSUNG AR12JC5TFUR 3.61 5 32433
      SAMSUNG AR12JC5ESLZ 3.61 5 40100
      SAMSUNG AR12JC5HATP 3.61 5 38900
      SAMSUNG AR12JC5JAMV 3.61 5 31333
  • jraju

    Is outside atmosphere affecting cooling of room by inverter air conditioner. If suppose, raining outside would the use of air condioner (inverter model) would consume more units?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi,
      If it is running outside the outside temperature would be cool and this will result in drop in temperature inside your room also. So cooling required by your room would be reduced so inverter AC or any AC will consume less power when it is raining outside.

  • jraju

    What is the work of thermostat in A/c and how it reduces the consumption of electrical units/

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi jraju,
      Thermostat stops the compressor of the AC when the set temperature of AC is reached and after that the AC is running only in fan mode, when compressor of AC is off electricity consumed by an AC would be low.

  • Dr.Matliwala

    Hello.
    In my clinic we have 200 sq feet area having 7 feet height.
    In which we used Samsung window AC 1.5 ton up till now.
    Now we r planning to change AC.
    So we thought to go for Hitachi window 5star kaze plus model.

    But somebody told me to have split inverter AC.

    So what should I do?
    Should I once again select window AC or should I close that window area and keep Panasonic Inverter Ac ?

    By the way We’re mostly using AC for 8 to 10 hrs a day.

    Waiting for ur kind and valuable suggestions
    In Divine Relationship,
    Dr.Matliwala
    98 254 254 87

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Dr Matliwala,
      Your usage of AC (8-10hrs/day) is quite high, so we recommend you to go for an inverter AC. An inverter AC is about 40% more enrgy efficient compared to a BEE 5star window AC. So we recommend you to close the window area and go for an inverter AC. Panasonic inverter AC would be far better than Hitachi window 5star kaze plus model.

      You can also look at these efficient 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Samsung AR18JV5DAWKNNA 3.82 55555
      Hitachi RAU019CVEA 3.81 55900
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA 3.81 53200
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA 3.81 50600
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.8 45590
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 48833
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 42900
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA 3.61 52777
      Samsung AR18JV5HATQNNA 3.55 42333
      Samsung AR18JV5NBWKNNA 3.54 46444
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 51200
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42000
  • shubham Jain

    Which AC is better in terms of power consumption Panasonic CS-S12RKY and Hitachi RAU012KVEA and beside this there is econavi technology in Panasonic I wanted to know whether it genuinely helps in reducing electricity consumption. Please help me out which one I should buy I am getting Hitachi at 35000 rs and Panasonic one at42000 Rs

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shubham,

      Panasonic model CS-S12RKY has EER of 3.42 while Hitachi RAU012KVEA is 3.53. However econavi sensors are quite efficient and can certainly save electricity. It will be difficult to guess how much as we do not have test data for it, but it can certainly turn out better than Hitachi. However 42K for a 1 ton inverter AC is quite high. You can get Daikin or Sharp models with much better efficiency and lesser price (we have received several positive feedback for these brands).

    • shubham

      Whether it is suitable to go for Hitachi inverter AC RAU012KVEA in jodhpuRajasthan where temperature varies from 21 degree to 44 degree Celsius

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hitachi Inverter ACs have high operating temperature of about 52 degrees. So this model will certainly be suitable.

    • shubham

      Sir I am still confused which one I should buy Hitachi RAU012KVEA or Panasonic CSS12RKY

  • Vikram Kaile

    Dear Sir, After some research and quite some help from this site, I have bought sharp 1.5 ton ahx18pet inverter ac last month, I am fully satisfied with the product, it is highly energy efficient and of very good quality consuming less than 1 unit per hour of electricity , my usage is in the night for 6 to 8 hours, I am very thankful to this site, Thank you so much.

    Vikram

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback Mr Kaile. This will certainly help us in our recommendations.

    • Upendra singh

      Vikram g aapne inverter ac ka kaun sa model liya hai

    • Vikram

      Sharp 1.5 ton inverter ac, model no. AHX-18 PET

  • hitesh

    Sir my query is about the model srk13yl-s of mitsubishi heavy industries. Sir some sites mention this model as1 Ton and some mention it as1.1 Ton and at the dealer i saw the booklet and there it is mentioned as 1.2 Ton.please clear the confusion.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Hitesh,
      Mitsubishi heavy industries srk13yl-s is a 1.1 ton inverter AC. Your room requires a cooling of 1 tons during peak summer daytime and about 0.8 tons during night time so this AC will work perfectly for you, MHI is a good brand and if you want you can go for it.

    • hitesh

      Thx for all you have done for clearing the matter.

  • hitesh

    Tell me the specifications of mitusubshi heavy industries model Srk13yl-s

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Mitusubshi heavy industries model Srk13yl-s has an EER of 3.5. It is a good brand and if you want you can go for it.

  • solomon

    dear sir…what is the noise levels of the ac along with the eer ratio?…are all the db levels same?….which is the optimum db level?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Solomon,

      Noise levels of ACs are anywhere between 30-35 to 50-55 db. Quieter split ACs have indoor unit with db levels as low as 30. While the nosier ones have about 50-55 db sound levels. Anything below and around 40 is quite good.

  • hitesh

    I want to know about Mitsubishi heavy industries model SRK13YL-S inverter 1.2 ton in my room having length 10 ft breadth 10ft height 9 ft room is top floor at karnal, haryana. If i keep the temperature at 26 degree what will be the electricity consumption in ten hours at night.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Hitesh,
      The power consumption of an AC depends on a lot of factor so we cannot accurately calculate how much power an AC will consume but the above inverter AC should consume about 0.5-0.6units/hour at a temperature of 26.

  • jake

    hi bb team….i would like to buy sharp inverter ac ah-xp13pmt or blue star or daikin. whats ur overall rating about these three inverter ac’s ..i live in chennai

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      HI Jake,

      Daikin is the best and most popular, but it is expensive. Sharp is economical and great, but they are new and service is bit patchy at places. Blue star is great Indian brand, but their models do not have high energy efficiency in many cases.

  • Kishor Chaudhari

    Hi bb my room is top floor in a direct sun light & usage daily 8-10 hours for 5-6 month

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kishor,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1.2 tons. Your usage is quite high and since you want an AC with large cooling capacity, we recommend you to go for a 1.5 ton inverter AC.

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Samsung AR18JV5DAWKNNA 3.82 55555
      Hitachi RAU019CVEA 3.81 55900
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA 3.81 53200
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA 3.81 50600
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.8 45590
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 48833
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 42900
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA 3.61 52777
      Samsung AR18JV5HATQNNA 3.55 42333
      Samsung AR18JV5NBWKNNA 3.54 46444
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 51200
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42000
  • Kishor Chaudhari

    Hi bb I living from Ahmadabad Gujarat my bedroom size is 10×10 who was largest cooling slipt AC model is purchase? Please give me

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kishor,
      Is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it on a lower floor? And what will be your usage of AC in hrs/year?

  • hitesh

    I have installed ys18 pkyk 1.5 ton inverter model panasonic in my room having length 10 ft breadth 10ft height 9 ft room is top floor at karnal, haryana. If i keep the temperature at 28 degree what will be the electricity consumption in seven hours at night.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Hitesh,
      The power consumption by an AC depends on lot of factor and we cannot accurately calculate how much an AC will consume. But a
      Panasonic ys18 pkyk 1.5 ton inverter AC should consume about 0.7-0.8 units/hr at night. So for seven hours at night it should consume about 5-5.6 units.

  • james Last

    Hi there
    i am looking for a Invertor 1.5 split Ac for Goa
    my criteria is

    1) we live abroad and we come for 20 days in either may – june or july and 20 days in Dec
    2) Need to connect the AC for invertor
    3) we got a slanting roof with concrete slab and mangalore tiles on top of it
    4) the biggest wall is 3 meters and the smallest one is 2 meters

    your 2 cents is highly appreciated

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi James,

      Your criterion are not very clear to us. If you are looking for 1.5 ton inverter tech split AC then you can look at these:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Samsung AR18JV5DAWKNNA 3.82 55555
      Hitachi RAU019CVEA 3.81 55900
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA 3.81 53200
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA 3.81 50600
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.8 45590
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 48833
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 42900
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA 3.61 52777
      Samsung AR18JV5HATQNNA 3.55 42333
      Samsung AR18JV5NBWKNNA 3.54 46444
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 51200
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42000
  • hitesh

    I live in karnal , haryana

  • hitesh

    Kindly tell me about panasonic ys18rky 1.5 ton inverter model. My room size is 10ft lenth 10 ft breadth and height 9 ft and the room is top floor. How much electricity it will consume at 26 temp

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Hitesh,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1 tons. Since it is an inverter Ac oversizing is not a problem and at a temperature of 26 it should consume about 0.5-0.6 units.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      panasonic ys18rky 1.5 ton has an EER of 3.16 at 1.5 ton. So at a lower capacity the maximum EER would be about 3.66. So the above inverter AC is not much efficient and it will consume about about 0.9-1 units. A BEE 5star 1 ton AC would be better compared to the above inverter AC

  • Ravi

    Hi bb team, we need a split ac for our 120 sqft room facing east. We heard that after sale service of lg and voltas is best in our area. We are on ground floor . would u suggest some models. And one more thing, are installation charges included in price?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ravi,

      Which city are you from? Also are there more rooms on top of your room? Installation price is included with some ACs but not always. It depends on the kind of deal you are getting and the dealer you are buying from.

    • RAVI

      Delhi/NCR. yes two more floors above us.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ravi,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1.1 tons.

      You can look at these 1 ton LG inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      LG BS-Q126B8R8 3.47 40333
      LG BS-Q126B8A4 3.47 37733
      LG BSA12IMA 3.47 37977
      LG BSA12IBE 3.47 35477

      You can also look at BEE 5star 1.2 ton Voltas ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      VOLTAS 1.2T 155 CY 3.55 29688
  • Hi bb team, I live in Mumbai and want to install a split AC in my living room. Cld u please advice whether I shld go for copper coil or alloy or alluminium coil based AC. My usage will be very limited and hence not very keen on Star ratings

    Hi bb team, I live in Mumbai and want to install a split AC in my living room. Cld u please advice whether I shld go for copper coil or alloy or alluminium coil based AC. My usage will be very limited and hence not very keen on Star ratings. Rgds NJ

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Better go for copper coil.

    • NJ

      Dear Team BB. Thank you for the quick response. I was going through your site where it was mentioned that aluminium coils have started having a special anti corrosion quoting (Blue Fin technology) at welding joints. Are they ok for mumbai weather or still I shld go in for Copper coil. Thanks and appreciate.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      To give you an idea between copper and aluminium here is a writeup that we share with most people:

      1) PFC (Parallel Flow Condenser) or Multi Jet which is all aluminium. It is highly energy efficient but if it fails it need to be replaced. Although they come with anti corrosion coatings, but still fixing the small multi channels in case of clogging is difficult. Manufacturers specifically mention PFC or Multi Jet. PFC will look like this: http://www.bernardembden.com/xjs/pcond/3bothc.JPG

      2) Coil and Fin type condenser, where coils are copper and fins are aluminium. Even in this the one with anti corrosion coating (also known as blue fin) is better. Most brands have such type of condenser. You can ask the dealer to open the outdoor and indoor unit for you and you can check if it looks blue or not. Blue fin is the best for corrosion protection. Blue fin will look like this: http://i01.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/489722659/blue_fin_condenser.jpg

      Now it is not that copper cannot corrode. What is important is to select a condenser that has anti corrosion coating. So ask for a condenser with copper pipes and pre coated aluminium fin. Even if it is aluminium then it should be coated with corrosion protection.

      For mumbai it is better that you go for Copper Coil (blue fin or precoated fins).

  • HAKIM F ZAVERI

    Sir I want to buy 2 ton split ac for my show room with carpet area of 225 Sq mts so pls give me suggestion for the ac I like the mitsibuisi, Hitachi,lg

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Zaveri,

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

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

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

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

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

  • rohit

    Hi bbteam ,i purchased a Hitachi inverter split ac for my office cabin model Rau012evea. Earthing is not done for the ac plug point. We are using it from past 10 days without any problem.their is a stabiliser of Hitachi also installed.is it safe to use the ac without earthing as it is difficult to get earthing done for the plug point since it is a steel shop even the ground near the plug point is covered with heavy steel plates.what should i do plz give suggestion,can i continue using it without any problem to the ac.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rohit,
      As of such earthing is not important. But if some sudden mishap happens, it would damage the AC and it could be dangerous to people in the room also. So we recommend you to have earthing for your AC.

  • Siva

    For carrier novello plus split ac 1.5 t . btu is 18100. And eer is 3.3 . but here mentioned wrongly

  • Ritesh Mehrotra

    I live in a 2-BHK rented apartment (carpet – 560 sq ft.) on 8th floor (top floor) in Malad East area in Mumbai. Currently, I have two ACs in both my bedrooms – one LG 1.5 ton window ac 3 -star and other Samsung 1.5 ton wondow ac 1 star. Since my electricity bills have increased exponentially, I want to replace these two ACs with new ones. I am confused weather to buy a split (5 star/inverter) or a window ac- 5 star since shifting of split ac is costly and inconvenient. Could you please suggest? Also, I am planning to put one new AC in hall and other in master bedroom, since the other bedroom is mostly empty. Hall Size – approx 160 sq ft., bedrooms each – approx 120 sq ft.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ritesh,
      Inverter ACs are the most efficient ACs. They are about 30% more energy efficient compared to a BEE 5star split ACs and about 40% more efficient compared to a BEE 5star window AC. Shifting of split AC is costly compared to a window ACs but you can more savings in inverter AC compared to a window AC. Tariff in Mumbai is high about Rs10. so if your usage of AC is greater than 900hrs/yr we recommend you to go for inverter ACs.

      Your hall requires a cooling of 1.5 tons. So we recommend you to go for a 1.5 ton inverter ACs as they are the most efficient and it will help you reduce the electricity bill.
      Your master bedroom requires a cooling of 1 tons. So we recommend you to go for 1 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 48488
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Hitachi RAU012HVEA 4 1 42888
      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      Sharp AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 39500
      Sharp AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 39100
      Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 31900
      Daikin FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 40690
      Hitachi RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 38700
      Haier HSU-12HQAB (R2DB) 3.54 1 39888
      LG BS-Q126B8R8 3.47 1 40333
      Daikin FTKP35PRV16 3.46 1 35990
      Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GE13VA 3.43 1 36445
      Panasonic CS-S12RKY 3.43 1 40900
  • Puja Anand

    Is Multi Split AC with Invertor Technology available in India?
    If yes, which brands.

    Most companies representatives, promote VRV as an option of Multi split Invertor AC , which costs exorbitantly high.

  • Jitender Kumar

    Hi Bijli Bachao Team

    I have get a deal of a delear of BEE 5 Star 1.5 T Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control PLT V AC in 37000/- with installation+stand+cover,Please sugest me go with this deal and Mfd date of this AC is 28.12.2014 ,Please suggest
    What is the diffrance beetween Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control PLT V(1.5) 5 Star / 3D COOL XTREME PLT V(1.5 T) 5 star . I am seen all sepcification both are prox same .
    Please suggest Can we go with this deal.

    Thnaks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Jitender,
      Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control PLT V AC has an EER of 3.64. Which greater than that of 3D COOL XTREME PLT V’s 3.55. So if you are getting a deal you can go for it. Whirlpool is a good brand.

  • Archit

    Hey BB Team,
    Can you list down Cassette Air Conditioners in the same pattern of EER. And also, is inverter technology is been introduced in these segment?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Archit,

      Currently we do not have data of Cassette Air Conditioners to give you an idea on top most efficient Cassette Air Conditioners. Inverter technology is available in Cassette ACs, it’s just that we have not collected data for it yet.

  • KAWAL GAMBHIR

    I want to buy 1.5 Ton Inverter AC. Please suggest me from O GENERAL, SHARP, MITSUBISHI. Do let me know about electric consumption and cooling.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kawal,
      All three of them are good brands you can go for any of them which has got good aftersale service in your area.

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 42900
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 51200
      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK18YL-S 3.44 NA
      Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GE18VA 3.36 52510

      The model with the highest EER will consume less electricity.

    • Kawal Gambhir

      Thanks for the reply……….I want to put this AC in my bedroom. Do you really think I should put an Inverter or a 5star Split. I run it for 10 hours in gaps in summer. My main target is to lower my electricity bill…..

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kawal,

      Inverter AC is the best to lower the electricity bills. However to balance the extra money that you pay for buying an ac with the electricity bill saving we suggest people to go for BEE 3 star split AC if usage is less than 1000 hrs per year and price of electricity less than Rs 5 a unit. If usage is between 1000-1500 hrs per year, then we suggest going for BEE 5 star split and beyond that Inverter Tech split AC. This is for 3 years payback for the extra money you pay to buy the appliance. If your tariff is more then the hours reduce.

  • Shivam

    Hi,

    I want to purchase a split ac for my kitchen. My house is in kirti nagar in new delhi on first floor. The size of the kitchen is 95-100 Sqft and the usage will be approximately 1400 hours in a year.The per unit cost of electricity is Rs 7-8/- per unit.Please suggest me the tonnage,type of ac – inverter or fixed speed and relevant models for the same.

    Thanks in advance

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shivam,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1.2 tons. Since it is a kitchen the heat load would be more. We recommend you to go for a BEE 5star 1.2 ton AC.

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.2 ton ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU514IUD 3.8 41777
      HITACHI RAU514HUD 3.8 36740
      HITACHI RAU514EUDA 3.8 38900
      HITACHI RAU514IVD 3.8 42800
      HITACHI RAU514AVD 3.8 42190
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Series Platinum 3.7 37444
      WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL PLT V (1.2 T) 3.64 30633
      HITACHI RAU514HUDDZ 3.64 35035
      HITACHI RAU514HUDD 3.63 33300
      WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL XTREME PLT V (1.2 T) 3.62 32233
      WHIRLPOOL Magicool Series Platinum 3.6 38100
      HITACHI RAU514ITDA 3.6 38600
      VOLTAS 1.2T 155 CY 3.55 29688
    • Shivam

      Thanks for the reply.
      So, will an Inverter Ac be better given the usage and electricity cost of 1400 hours a year and Rs 8/- per unit respectively or shall I go for the 5 Star Ac.

      Thanks in advance!

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shivam,

      At Rs 8 a unit, Inverter AC will be better for 1400 hrs a year.

  • Pradipta Roy

    I am from kolkata. my bedroom size is 15″x12″x10″. it has two 17 sq. ft. windows on north and south side. no direct sunlight comes in. i will use ac at night. i have choosen three models. 1) Godrej Eon Diet 1.5 ton 5 star Model No:- GSC 18 FG 8 MOG and 2 ) whirlpool 3D COOL PLT V (1.5 T) 5 Star , and 3) whirlpool 3D COOL XTREME PLT V(1.5 T) 5 star. can you please help me to choose one among these three? thanks in advance.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Pradipta,
      Among the given models we recommend you to go for Godrej GSC 18 FG 8 MOG AC. It has the highest EER of 3.9. Godrej is a good brand and if you want you can go for it.

  • Samaksh

    Is Godrej Eon Diet 1.5 ton
    Model No:- GSC 18 FG 8 MOG
    Is the best split AC so far

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Samaksh,
      GSC 18 FG 8 MOG has an EER of 3.9. Which is the highest in the BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC. So it is the most efficient non inverter AC in the 1.5 ton range.

  • Samaksh

    Hi BBJ team
    I want to know on what basis have you give EER to AC

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Samaksh,
      The EER is given by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). EER is energy efficiency Ratio. It is the ratio of cooling capacity to that of power consumption of an AC.

  • Viren .J Bhatt.

    I am from Gandhinagar Gujarat. I have survey for Vestar 1.5 t0n Inveror TYPE AC in loacl market cost about Rs. 46000.00 . Dealer says that company which make o general AC same co. makes this brand . Is it reliable brand ? I had also search on website but i cant judge. please advise me.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Viren,
      We have not heard much about Vestar ACs. So we cannot comment much on it.

  • Manish

    i wants to purchase a split ac 1.5 ton 5 star my working hours 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. please recommend me low energy consumption split ac.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Manish,
      We hope that your calculation of tonnage is correct.

      You can also look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 8 MOG 3.9 42999
      HITACHI RAU518EUDA 3.8 44450
      HITACHI RAU518HUD 3.8 41500
      HITACHI RAU518IUD 3.75 47777
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 SOG 3.71 38888
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 WNG 3.7 36833
      HITACHI RAU518IVD 3.7 47700
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.5T) 3.7 43333
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Climate Control(1.5 ton) 3.64 44600
      LG LSA5VP5D 3.6 35977
      LG LSA5MP5D 3.6 36477
      WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL XTREME PLT V (1.5 T) 3.6 44500
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK18VA 3.59 40261
      PANASONIC CS-XC18QKY/CU-XC18QKY 3.58 50916
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5UXNB 3.58 32000
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5TXNC 3.58 32000
  • rakesh kumar

    Sir powercut is major issue in our area , in these circumstances inverter ac succesfull or not for energy saving either we have to go 5 star inverter ac , also suggest me hot and cold ac, waiting for your review

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rakesh,
      Inverter AC saves about 30% electricity compared to BEE 5star AC even for one hour of usage. So power cut would not effect the performance of inverter ACs.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton hot and cold inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) EER Ratio (Heating) Price
      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK50ZMX-S 3.85 4.44 NA
      Carrier Primo Inverter (1.5T 3D) 3.73 3.69 90000
      Carrier Primo Inverter (1.5T) 3.52 3.87 54488
      O General ASGA18LFCA 3.42 3.68 39500
      Carrier Superia 365 (1.5T) 3.39 3.6 50888
      Carrier Elektra 365 Inverter (1.5T) 3.39 3.6 47488
      Haier HSU-18HXAR(R2DB) 3.38 3.86 52990
      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK52HE-2 3.37 3.76 NA

      You can look at these 2 ton hot and cold inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) EER Ratio (Heating) Price
      Carrier Superia 365 (2.0T) 3.66 3.71 61777
      Voltas 2.0 T 24V EY-W 3.25 3.63 67490
      O General ASGA24LFCA 3.23 3.62 NA
      Voltas 24V DY 3.15 3.25 63490
  • Manish Kumar

    i wants to purchase a split ac 1.5 ton 5 star my working hours 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. please recommend me high energy consumption split ac.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Manish,
      We hope that your calculation of tonnage is correct.

      You can also look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 8 MOG 3.9 42999
      HITACHI RAU518EUDA 3.8 44450
      HITACHI RAU518HUD 3.8 41500
      HITACHI RAU518IUD 3.75 47777
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 SOG 3.71 38888
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 WNG 3.7 36833
      HITACHI RAU518IVD 3.7 47700
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.5T) 3.7 43333
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Climate Control(1.5 ton) 3.64 44600
      LG LSA5VP5D 3.6 35977
      LG LSA5MP5D 3.6 36477
      WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL XTREME PLT V (1.5 T) 3.6 44500
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK18VA 3.59 40261
      PANASONIC CS-XC18QKY/CU-XC18QKY 3.58 50916
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5UXNB 3.58 32000
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5TXNC 3.58 32000
  • rakesh kumar

    Best low power consumption split ac for 14*12*10 room only roof have direct sunlight full day usage appx 12 hours 5 months, also suggest me if I use only in night budget not issue quality first I live in faridabad. Rakesh kumar

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rakesh,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 2 tons during peak summer daytime and about 1.5 tons of cooling during night time. So if your usage is mostly at day you should go for 2 ton inverter AC, if it is mostly at night we recommend you to go for 1.5 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 2 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MSY-GE24VA 3.61 NA
      LLOYD LS24GRIX 3.6 58990
      LLOYD LS24GRI 3.6 58990
      HITACHI RAU023EUEA 3.56 58950
      HITACHI RAU024CVEA 3.55 67790
      HITACHI RAU024IVEA 3.55 64790
      HITACHI RAU024AVEA 3.55 62790
      LG BS-Q246C8A2 3.52 59988
      LG BSA24IMA 3.52 66990
      SAMSUNG AR24HV5NBWK 3.51 50500
      HITACHI RAU023HVEA 3.5 61790
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (2.0T) 3.49 61750
      CARRIER Superia Plus K+ (2.0T) 3.46 60750
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (2.0T) 3.38 55500
      PANASONIC CS-S24RKY 3.3 67990

      You can also look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Samsung AR18JV5DAWKNNA 3.82 55555
      Hitachi RAU019CVEA 3.81 55900
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA 3.81 53200
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA 3.81 50600
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.8 45590
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 48833
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 42900
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA 3.61 52777
      Samsung AR18JV5HATQNNA 3.55 42333
      Samsung AR18JV5NBWKNNA 3.54 46444
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 51200
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42000
  • Rajesh Gupta

    Hell BB team,

    I have my drawing room with L 16.5 ft, W 11 ft and H 11.5 ft. and also my bedroom with L 12.5 ft. W 12.5 ft and H 11.5 ft. Drawing room is east facing with sun light till 10.00 am. It has two windows for 3 fts. each. Bed room is at western corner of house with no focus to sun light. It has two windows of 3 fts. each and one window of 6 ft.Until and unless required, the windows are not opened. My consumption of AC is almost 5 hrs. a day in drawing room and 8 hrs. a day in bed room for a period of about 200 days a year. My electricity bill is charged at Rs. 7/- per unit. Please suggest me a good AC which may cover all my requirement. Purchase Budget is no matter but day to day expenditure matters me.Also I am concerned for after sale service. If AC is repair free for a long time, it will be better.

    I have heard that O general AC are far ahead of all others. Its 1.5 ton AC is equal to 2 ton AC of all other Companies. Please also make your comments on this. Also Diekin claims that it saves 60% electricity than Ac of any other Company.

    Your valuable advice is requested.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rajesh,
      Which city do you live in? And are your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on them, or is it on a lower floor?

    • Rajesh Gupta

      I am living in Jaipur. The rooms are at ground floor. The Drawing room gets direct sun light in morning for about two hours. No sun light is available on my bed room.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rajesh,
      According to our calculation your drawing room requires a cooling of 2 tons. So based on your usage we recommend you to go for a BEE 5star 2 ton AC.
      Your bedroom requires a cooling of 1.6 tons. So based on your usage we recommend you to go for 1.5 ton inverter AC.

      You can also look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Samsung AR18JV5DAWKNNA 3.82 55555
      Hitachi RAU019CVEA 3.81 55900
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA 3.81 53200
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA 3.81 50600
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.8 45590
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 48833
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 42900
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA 3.61 52777
      Samsung AR18JV5HATQNNA 3.55 42333
      Samsung AR18JV5NBWKNNA 3.54 46444
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 51200
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42000

      You can look at these BEE 5star 2 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      CARRIER SUPERIA (2.0T) 3.64 49877
      HITACHI RAU524IUD 3.61 52400
      HITACHI RAU524HUD 3.61 60800
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK24VA 3.57 51150
      HITACHI RAU524ITD 3.55 53090
      VOLTAS 2.0T 245 DY 3.55 42888
      BLUESTAR 5HW24MA 3.52 44088
      GENERAL ASGA24FTTA 3.51 56000
  • Prince

    Hello BB team
    Is onida s125FLT-LA split 1 ton ac reliable. It is on top position in your top ten list. Why its cost is less than others.Do you recommend it or not?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Prince,

      Onida uses compressors and other components from Hitachi and that is why their EER numbers are quite high. From a reliability perspective it would not be as good as top brands like Daiki, Hitachi, General, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Blue Star, Carrier, LG, Samsung, Voltas etc. And that is the reason it costs less.

    • Prince

      Thanks to reply sir.
      I live in Amritsar ,Punjab.Now please suggest me some best energy efficient ,reliable 1 ton 5 star or inverter split ac according to Punjab’s climate.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Prince,

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Hitachi RAU012HVEA 4 1 42888
      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      Sharp AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 39500
      Sharp AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 39100
      Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 31900
      Daikin FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 40690
      Hitachi RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 38700
      Haier HSU-12HQAB (R2DB) 3.54 1 39888
      LG BS-Q126B8R8 3.47 1 40333
      Daikin FTKP35PRV16 3.46 1 35990
      Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GE13VA 3.43 1 36445
      Panasonic CS-S12RKY 3.43 1 40900

      You can also look at these BEE 5star 1 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.0T) 3.76 35988
      PANASONIC CS-XC12QKY/CU-XC12QKY 3.63 38888
      DAIKIN FTF35PRV16+RF35PRV16 3.6 32433
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK13VA 3.6 31825
      LLOYD LS13A5SN 3.56 25644
      PANASONIC CS-KC12QKY/CU-KC12QKY 3.56 36640
      PANASONIC CS-KC12RKY/CU-KC12RKY 3.55 31888
      LLOYD LS13A5LN 3.54 28788
      HITACHI RAU512HUDD 3.52 32699
    • Prince

      Thanks to reply Sir.
      I am from Amritsar ,Punjab.Now please suggest me some best energy efficient and reliable 1 ton 5 star or inverter split ac according to Amritsar’ s climate.
      Thanks again.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Prince,

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Hitachi RAU012HVEA 4 1 42888
      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      Sharp AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 39500
      Sharp AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 39100
      Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 31900
      Daikin FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 40690
      Hitachi RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 38700
      Haier HSU-12HQAB (R2DB) 3.54 1 39888
      LG BS-Q126B8R8 3.47 1 40333
      Daikin FTKP35PRV16 3.46 1 35990
      Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GE13VA 3.43 1 36445
      Panasonic CS-S12RKY 3.43 1 40900

      You can also look at these BEE 5star 1 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.0T) 3.76 35988
      PANASONIC CS-XC12QKY/CU-XC12QKY 3.63 38888
      DAIKIN FTF35PRV16+RF35PRV16 3.6 32433
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK13VA 3.6 31825
      LLOYD LS13A5SN 3.56 25644
      PANASONIC CS-KC12QKY/CU-KC12QKY 3.56 36640
      PANASONIC CS-KC12RKY/CU-KC12RKY 3.55 31888
      LLOYD LS13A5LN 3.54 28788
      HITACHI RAU512HUDD 3.52 32699
  • Jitender Kumar

    HI Bijli Bachao Team

    Which is best comprraser in inverter AC R32 or R410a because all brand use R410a and only Dakine use in R32 ,Please advice which is best and what wil be Choose ?

    Thnaks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      R32 and R410A are quite comparable. Only Daikin uses R32 & it is quite efficient. It has less global warming potential. Otherwise in general both are comparable.

  • pramoth

    Friends I’m here to buy 1 ton ac for my home in Chennai.. I’m looking for fully copper condensers model with 5 or 3 raiting.. Can suggest me good model at reasonable price…

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Pramoth,

      You can also look at these BEE 5star 1 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.0T) 3.76 35988
      PANASONIC CS-XC12QKY/CU-XC12QKY 3.63 38888
      DAIKIN FTF35PRV16+RF35PRV16 3.6 32433
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK13VA 3.6 31825
      LLOYD LS13A5SN 3.56 25644
      PANASONIC CS-KC12QKY/CU-KC12QKY 3.56 36640
      PANASONIC CS-KC12RKY/CU-KC12RKY 3.55 31888
      LLOYD LS13A5LN 3.54 28788
      HITACHI RAU512HUDD 3.52 32699

      You can look at these BEE 3star 1 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU412HTD 3.29 29100
      HITACHI RAU412KTDP 3.29 32999
      HITACHI RAU312HUD 3.29 30888
      HITACHI RAU412HTDD 3.28 28600
      HITACHI RAU312KUDB 3.28 27888
      CARRIER DURAEDGE PLUS K+ (1.0T) 3.27 31900
      DAIKIN FTC35PRV16+RC35PRV16 3.25 27777
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-HK13VA 3.24 27200

      All of the above models have copper coils and anti corrosion coated blue fin condenser.
      Aluminium coil split ACs are quite efficient but they are prone to corrosion when exposed to harsh climate like in humid areas. Since Chennai is quite humid we recommend you to go for an AC with copper coils and blue fin condenser

  • Daniyyel

    Just purchased a Hitachi RAW511KUD 1.0 ton AC (based in Kolkata) as it was rated as the number one AC in the window 1.0 ton category as per this blog. Haven’t used it long enough to comment on its energy efficiency and the cooling does seems adequate. But two major points of contention:-
    1. The servicing from Hitachi has been beyond atrocious. It took them 3 days after delivery to install it (as apparently they don’t work weekends). And then another 10 days after installation to come in for the official demo! Do they really expect us to wait 10 days to operate a brand new AC in this searing heat?! The remote was damaged out of the box (which can happen to anyone too) but they were extremely hesitant to replace it as they claimed as long as it worked fine “what’s the problem”! Their customer care number is beyond impossible to get a hold off and I put in over 10 calls and an email to Hitachi International before they send someone for the demo and remote replacement. Even the installation itself was more expensive for a window AC than that of standard split AC. They charged me ₹1800 (after negotiation) and were insistent that the warranty would be void if I got it installed from a third party. I asked around and turns out a standard window AC installation (especially for an already cut out wall; which mine was) costs approximately ₹500-800.
    2. The unit is making a lot more noise than even my 10 year old samsung window AC (no star rating) I replaced. On low fan and “quiet” mode activated it is generating nearly 70db and on high (full speed) it reaches almost 75db. Is this normal?
    Overall I really hope the savings for this unit are going to be astronomical because anything short of that the extremely poor service are enough to definitely ensure I never buy another Hitachi product – savings or not!

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Daniyyel,

      Thanks for the feedback. 75 db is not right. That is extremely high. Split ACs are as low as 34-35 db and window ACs about 45db. So 75 db is quite high. You should put a complaint with Hitachi.

    • Daniyyel

      Yeah… Even their manual says indoor noise 50db. But when I pointed it out to the last technician who came to do the demo, he was just like “meh, it’s normal for window ACs to be loud”. That’s just been the overall experience I’ve had so far with Hitachi as far as customer service is concerned. You should run a poll on customer feedback as far as brands as concerned. It’d be interesting. I have a Samsung triangle inverter for the other bedroom and I am unbelievably satisfied with both the product and its effiency (running 24/7, for the last one year) as well as the incredible customer service (next day call outs) and a great extended warranty program. I would be quite curious to see what other users have to say about varying AC brand as far as customer service goes…

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      We have not heard great reviews about Hitachi’s customer service at various places. However some people specifically ask for Hitachi. We have also had complaints about Hitachi’s noise in the past. People have had complaints about almost all brands but Hitachi is amongst the more complained brands. But interestingly it is also one of the most asked for brand. For hitachi we have received complaints from Kolkata, Noida and a few more small places.

    • Daniyyel

      Interesting. Yes, I’ve also heard great things of their compressors; which I suppose is the key component of an AC. It’s just their customer service has been so so bad (especially in comparison to the experience I have had with Samsung) that it’s impossibly hard not to regret my decision in buying their product. Just wanted to leave a feedback so that others interested in the future heavily weigh this negative into their decision to purchase a Hitachi AC or not. My personal suggestion would be a strong no!

    • Siddharth Sarkar

      Samsung service rocks, I have been using Samsung split acs’ for a long time, their service quality is truly amazing. Almost same day service, rarely next day.
      -Kolkata

  • harsh bahri

    My room size is 12×12 on first floor .We have down ceiling in this room suggest me best split ac

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Harsh,

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

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

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

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

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

  • Rahul

    Can u please suggest between hitachi RAU518hud and Mitsubishi ms-gk18va. Actually Hitachi is using r22 refrigerant and Mitsubishi r410a and I come to know that r22 is getting banned . so please tell me which out of these two to buy . thank.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rahul,

      Where did you get to know that hitachi RAU518hud uses R22? It has a EER of 3.8 and we have not seen any AC with R22 having that high energy efficiency. Also R22 is getting phased out in next 20 years. It is not getting banned.

  • Sunny

    Hi M thinkin of buying an split AC of 1.5 TON and heard of Inverter AC but all inverter AC uses R-410A Refrigerant all starts from Rs 39000 whereas i searched a bit on internet and Found VOLTAS 182DYr 1.5TON it also uses R410 Refrigerant but its not an Inverter AC and costs around Rs 29000 ..I need your reviews Should i go for it ??

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sunny,
      VOLTAS 182DYr 1.5TON is a 1.5 ton 2 star AC and it has an EER of 2.91. Which is not very high. A 2star AC is not efficient at all so compared to an inverter AC it will consume about 50% more electricity.

    • Sunny

      But it has R410A refrigerant and provides 5150Watt of cooling which is higher than normal 1.5ton ac which provides around 4900Watt of cooling

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sunny,

      We do not recommend going for anything less than BEE 3 star rated AC. As it increases electricity consumption. As far as cooling capacity is concerned, it is a factor of Air Conditioner design and not of refrigerant. Even R22 can give higher cooling. This AC is BEE 2 star and thus we do not recommend it.

  • Bhavya

    I want to buy inverter split air conditioner.My room size L-12 B-10 H-9. My usage of ac is around 8 hours.The room is east facing with no floor above my room.20 sq ft windows.Please suggest ac other than daikin as its installation charges are very high.CITY-NEW DELHI

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Bhavya,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1 tons during night time and about 1.3 tons of cooling during peak summer daytime. So if your usage is mostly at night a 1/1.1 ton inverter AC would be ideal for you it will work well also in daytime. but if your usage is mostly during daytime we recommend you to go for a 1.5 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Hitachi RAU012HVEA 4 1 42888
      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      Sharp AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 39500
      Sharp AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 39100
      Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 31900
      Hitachi RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 38700
      Haier HSU-12HQAB (R2DB) 3.54 1 39888
      LG BS-Q126B8R8 3.47 1 40333
      Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GE13VA 3.43 1 36445
      Panasonic CS-S12RKY 3.43 1 40900

      You can also look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Samsung AR18JV5DAWKNNA 3.82 55555
      Hitachi RAU019CVEA 3.81 55900
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA 3.81 53200
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA 3.81 50600
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 48833
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 42900
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA 3.61 52777
      Samsung AR18JV5HATQNNA 3.55 42333
      Samsung AR18JV5NBWKNNA 3.54 46444
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 51200
    • Bhavya

      Hello sir,
      Please suggest some 1 ton and 1.5 ton 5 star split ac

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Bhavya,

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.0T) 3.76 35988
      GODREJ GSC 12 FG 6 BNG 3.7 33833
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5TCNC 3.66 29933
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5TDUR 3.66 28000
      PANASONIC CS-XC12QKY/CU-XC12QKY 3.63 38888
      LG LSA3AT5D 3.6 30600
      LG LSA3WT5D 3.6 32477
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK13VA 3.6 31825
      LLOYD LS13A5SN 3.56 25644
      PANASONIC CS-KC12QKY/CU-KC12QKY 3.56 36640
      GODREJ GSC 12 FR 5 WNT 3.55 29633
      PANASONIC CS-KC12RKY/CU-KC12RKY 3.55 31888
      LLOYD LS13A5LN 3.54 28788
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5ESLZ 3.53 34489
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5TFUR 3.53 31395
      HITACHI RAU512HUDD 3.52 32699

      You can also look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 8 MOG 3.9 42999
      HITACHI RAU518EUDA 3.8 44450
      HITACHI RAU518HUD 3.8 41500
      HITACHI RAU518IUD 3.75 47777
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 SOG 3.71 38888
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 WNG 3.7 36833
      HITACHI RAU518IVD 3.7 47700
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.5T) 3.7 43333
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Climate Control(1.5 ton) 3.64 44600
      LG LSA5VP5D 3.6 35977
      LG LSA5MP5D 3.6 36477
      WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL XTREME PLT V (1.5 T) 3.6 44500
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK18VA 3.59 40261
      PANASONIC CS-XC18QKY/CU-XC18QKY 3.58 50916
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5UXNB 3.58 32000
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5TXNC 3.58 32000
    • Bhavya

      Hello sir,
      how is samsung AR12HV5NBWK 1ton triangular inverter ac.will it be sufficient for my roo.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Bhavya,
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK 1ton inverter AC has an EER of 3.52. So if your usage is mostly at night it will be really good for you. It will also work well during daytime. Also it will be about 30% more energy efficient compared to a BEE 5star AC. Samsung is a good brand and you can go for it.

  • M@D

    Dear Abhishek sir,
    My self Mehulkumar Dungrani. I have plan for buy a split A/C.
    But I am confused because of so many companies.
    As on today main common and general trouble is power consumption of our home.All people are plan for how to control our electricity bill.
    So please tell me and guid me
    Which company is the best in split ac and 5 star or Inverter ac best.please feel free and if any kind of Quary direct call me my below mention hand phone no.I am waiting for your reply.

    Warm Regards,
    M @ D
    M – 9427413802

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi,
      Inverter ACs are best in terms of power saving they are about 30% more energy efficient compared to a BEE 5star AC.

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

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

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

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

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

  • bablu

    Hello sir, i want to buy solar panel kit for my village,which is better option for me as it may lead to power degradation as the time passes in solar panels. I also want to know in which direction it is to be installed. hope for your reply soon , thnx

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Bablu,

      Going for a good quality solar panel is a must as it will have less degradation. Make sure that you check for certifications of quality for the solar panels. Also get a knowledgeable installer to install the panels as they will help you find the right direction in your house where you can get most sunlight. Output of solar panel depends on good amount of sunlight. So you have to make sure that you install it in a direction that you get good sunlight.

      P.S: I am deleting this comment from this post as it is not related to air conditioners (which this page is all about).

  • Navin

    I am based in Delhi and have an open plan Drawing-Dining Room and Kitchen with area of about 200-225 sq ft. The rooms have 3 windows. It is a first floor flat covered with a flat on top and one side wall exposed to sunlight in the morning till about 12 pm. I am interested in an AC and have been recommended a 3 start, 2 ton window unit (Carrier). I would request your advise whether an inverter AC will be a better investment.

    I am expecting moderate usage of about 4-5 hrs in a day (2 hrs afternoon, 3 hrs evening) for about 5 months ( Apr-Sep).

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Navin,
      Your calculation of tonnage is correct. A 3star window Ac would be very low on efficiency we recommend you to instead go for a 3star split 2 ton AC. The star rating of window AC is one level lower than that of split AC. You do not need to go for an inverter AC for your usage.

      You can look at these BEE 3star 2 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU424ETD 3.29 47300
      HITACHI RAU424HTD 3.29 46400
      HITACHI RAU424HTDW 3.29 47190
      WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL DLX III(2 T) 3.24 39333
      HITACHI RAU324HUDG 3.23 48825
      SAMSUNG AR24HC3TFUR 3.23 39833
      HITACHI RAU323HUDD 3.21 44900
      HITACHI RAU323HUDDZ 3.21 46500
      GENERAL ASGA24ACT 3.2 52800
      GODREJ GSC 24FW3 WNU 3.2 45888
      VOLTAS 2.0T 243 CYa 3.2 38999
      BLUESTAR 3HW24FA 3.18 39090
      PANASONIC CS-XC24PKY 3.18 45800
      BLUESTAR 3HW24VC 3.17 41150
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-HK24VA 3.17 44444
      PANASONIC CS-TC24PKY 3.17 42700
  • Prasoon

    Hi BB team. I applause you on your good work. I have a room sized 14×11. It is on ground floor but is open to sunlight on one side. I am planning to buy a 3 star split ac for it. What tonnage will be accurate for it? Which brand to buy? I live in Lucknow. Its quite heated and sometimes very humid too. Which ac to buy?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You should go for a 1.5 ton AC. The list of most efficient BEE 3 star 1.5 ton AC is mentioned above.

  • Kase

    Hi Admin, I am planning to buy 1.5 ton AC I was confused which one suitable for my room. I like to purchase voltas is it good? I am from Tamilnadu

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kase,
      We hope that your calculation of tonnage for your room is correct. Voltas is a good brand and if it has good after sale service in your area you can go for it. Which star rated/inverter AC you require would depend on your usage. What is your usage of AC in hours/year?

  • Paulaner

    Hi BB, I live in Trivandrum, staying close to coastal area(2 kms to beach). Room size 11*12 feet, ground floor. Mostly humid conditions. Assumed consumption, 900 hrs/year. Budget is constraint. Could you please suggest me which AC to buy? How do you rate Lloyd? I see two service centers(at Trivandrum) in their website.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Paulaner,
      Are there more floors above your room or is it an independent house with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling? And is your usage mostly at night or during daytime? What is your approximate budget for AC?
      Lloyd is a decent brand and if its after service is good in your area you can go for it.

    • Paulaner

      It is independent house, but there is one floor above. No direct sunlight. Day time, couple of hours and night time similarly. My approx budget would be between 18 – 22k including installation. I have no way to find if after service is good or not since none of my friends using and it came to market this year.
      Do you have any other suggestions in this price range? Copper is a mandatory since its coastal area. I won’t be using temperature below 24 and my ideal temperature would be to set 25 C or 26 C.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Paulaner,

      You can certainly go with Lloyd. It is a good brand. You can look at these models from Lloyd: LS13A3PN, LS13A3HR or LW12A3N. You may also consider Electrolux SN33N.

  • durgesh dubey

    hello author great work done by you
    i am confused about LG and DAIKIN inverter ac
    which would be best in energy efficiancy and cooling
    pls suggest me as soon as possible

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Durgesh,
      Daikin inverter AC would be better

  • ady

    hi…
    dear please tell me which is the best 1.5 ton 3 star window ac. I live in chandigarh

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ady,
      The efficiency of a 3star window AC would be very less.

      You can look at these BEE 3star 1.5 ton window ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAV318HUD 3.09 27430
      HITACHI RAW318KUD 3.09 28577
      CARRIER ESTRELLA PLUS (1.5T) 3.07 29488
      PANASONIC CW-YC1814YA 2.97 25565
      VOLTAS 1.5T 183 DY 2.95 23666
      VOLTAS 1.5T 183 EY 2.95 24833
      BLUESTAR 3WAE181YD 2.93 “NA
      LLOYD LW19A3N 2.92 30990
      BLUESTAR 3W18LB 2.91 25141
  • Vivaan

    Hi Team,

    I want to buy inverter ac however i am not able to differentiate between inverter ac’s with their EER. How much is the difference between ac with EER 3.4 vs EER 3.86?
    Which one should i prefer as the cost difference is huge (around 10K)

    Also i checked on Daikin website that their inverter ac’s are using R32 refrigerant instead of R410 in other ac in the market..How much is the cost difference in them?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vivaan,
      What tonnage of inverter AC you are looking to buy? And what model of ACs are you looking at? What is the model of AC with EER 3.4 and the model with EER of 3.86?

    • Vivaan

      Hi Team,

      I am looking for 1.5Ton of inverter ac with a usage of 12+ hours in summers and 6+ hours in monsoon so in total at least 6 months usage.
      Mine is a Top Floor with 3 sides open and face sunlight directly from 6 AM to 7PM and surviving in Delhi’s heat is impossible now without running ac.
      HITACHI RAU014CVEA has a EER of 4.0 while Daikin FTKP50PRV16 has 3.2+ so want to understand the difference in savings so that difference between the price can be understood.

      I have a budget of 40K ( After discounts as MRP goes upto 50+ for ac’s which are easily available around 40K +- 5K is adjustable). I have a split AC which has stopped working and until i decide which ac to buy surviving in another room with Window AC.

      I have been told by a vendor not to buy Inverter AC/rotary compressor ac’s as it trips beyond 40-45Deg C….is it true? It is the normal temp in summers in delhi when we need AC the most.

      Also suggest me a brand and Model number to buy so that i can look for discounts and buy the moment i get a good deal.

      Best,
      Vivaan

    • hardeep arora

      hi team,
      i have same query that I have been told by a vendor not to buy Inverter AC/rotary compressor ac’s as it trips beyond 40-45Deg C….is it true? It is the normal temp in summers in delhi when we need AC the most.
      pls reply as soon as possible.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Hardeep,

      Not just inverter ACs but even most normal ACs would not work if the temperature goes beyond 46. It depends on the operating temperature of the AC. Most ACs in market have operating temperature of 46. If the AC outdoor unit directly faces sun or is in extreme hot conditions, its effectiveness decreases. Many brands Hitachi, Samsung, General, MHI are coming up with models that can work till 52 degrees. You just need to buy the right model. We have given some explanation on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/possible-reasons-for-air-conditioner-not-cooling-properly.html

    • goldy

      I am in same boat. I am more or less final with Daikin FTKP50QRV16 (2015 model with included installation kit)

    • Vivaan

      Hello Goldy,

      I have decided Daikin FTKP50PRV16.

      Hello BB Team,

      Do you know the basic difference between FTKP50QRV16 & FTKP50PRV16?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vivaan,

      The technical specifications are almost the same. They have just added some new features lately which do not impact electricity consumption but are added features. QRV16 is the latest number while PRV16 is old model number. EER etc remain the same.

    • Vivaan

      Hmm…so Hitachi model FTKP50QRV16 would be the best option then.
      From where do you check operating temp of ac as i couldn’t find one. Just want to make sure that the one i buy has 52 as it’s max operating temp.
      Your advise and guidance is highly appreciated. Lucky to found you :))

    • Vivaan

      Oops!! 50QRV16 is a Diakin model.
      Can you pls pls pls help me with Hitachi inverter models 1.5Ton?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vivaan,

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Hitachi RAU019CVEA 3.81 55900
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA 3.81 53200
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA 3.81 50600
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA 3.61 52777
      Hitachi RAU018KVEA 3.4 47300
    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vivaan,

      In general we have observed that Hitachi, Samsung, O General, Mitsubishi Heavy industries have high operating temperature. You can check the model specification online on manufacturer’s website. Typically they mention this on the website. Daikin models do not have high operating temperature.

    • Vivaan

      Heard Diakin has the worst customer support and also read the same in one of the forums. Also Hitachi models has the highest EER as compared to Diakin.
      Super confused now :(

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      On online forums you will see complaints about customer support for every brand out there in the market. The reason I say that is because people complain online only when they have problems. They hardly put a comment online if they have good experience.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      HI Vivan,

      The two models that you have mentioned: the Hitachi RAU014CVEA is a 1.2 ton AC while Daikin FTKP50PRV16 is a 1.5 ton AC. Hitachi RAU019CVEA is the model with 1.5 tons of cooling. Hitachi model (RAU019CVEA) has slightly higher cooling capacity than Daikin FTKP50PRV16 which means it would cool faster, however the power consumption is almost the same (that is why the EER is lower for Daikin model). Also Daikin models have operating temperature of 46 degrees while that of HItachi is 52 degrees. So if your AC is in an atmosphere of 46 degrees it will not work well, and you have to make sure that its outdoor unit is not facing sun or is in shaded area. General and MHI (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries) also have ACs with higher operating temperature. But their ACs would be expensive. If you can make sure that the outdoor unit of Daikin is not in a place facing direct sun or is quite hot then Daikin should work. Your usage of AC is quite high so inverter technology AC would be a better choice.

    • Vivaan

      Thank You for the update!
      My ac outdoor would be hanged facing the sun and ac with operating temp of 46 or 52 might not work as required since the temp of the weather plus operating temp of the compressor would increase the temp.
      So the saying was RIGHT that rotary or Inverter AC’s trip in high temp and is not suitable for high temperature conditions.

      Now need your help again to choose the correct ac for me. :( you think 5 star ac would help or should i go for non-rotary compressor ac?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Vivaan,

      You will not get any AC with operating temperature of more than 52, be it 5 star rated AC or Inverter AC. And if the temperature is higher than operating temperature, both BEE 5 star rated and inverter AC will not work. It is not specific to inverter AC. It happens to all ACs. And the temperature will not go beyond 52 even if it is kept in sun.

  • Jignesh

    Dear BB team
    Can you please suggest 1 ton 3 star ac with copper coil and blue fin condenser.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Jignesh,

      You can look at these BEE 3star 1 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU412HTD 3.29 29100
      HITACHI RAU412KTDP 3.29 32999
      HITACHI RAU312HUD 3.29 30888
      HITACHI RAU412HTDD 3.28 28600
      HITACHI RAU312KUDB 3.28 27888
      CARRIER DURAEDGE PLUS K+ (1.0T) 3.27 31900
      DAIKIN FTC35PRV16+RC35PRV16 3.25 27777
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-HK13VA 3.24 27200
  • s kumar

    Is it possible to run a 1.5 ton inverter ac through 2kva inverter for 3to 4 hours?and is it true that inverter ac is not suitable for small cities where power cut is a big problem?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You need 3KVA inverter to run 1.5 ton inverter AC safely. 2 KVA may fall short. You need to protect inverter ACs from voltage fluctuations and power surges.

  • bharati

    Hello,

    I need your opinion based on feedback from forum and otherwise which of the following brands have good post buying support –

    Mitsubishi
    Daikin
    Voltas
    oGeneral
    Carrier
    Midea

    I am very confused after reading about few brands bad service.

    Thank you.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Bharati,
      The after sale service of an AC varies from city to city. A particular brand may have good after sale service in a city and not so good after sale service in another city. So you have to ask your local dealer to know which brand has got good after sale service in your area.

  • Kanav Khajuria

    Hello Team,

    I want to buy 1.5Ton split ac for my room however i am confused between inverter and 5 star rating. My average usage in summer would be 10+ hours.
    i have been told by a vendor that gas in inverter ac is worth INR15000 so when it leaks i have a huge maintenance cost.

    After your top 10 reviews i was looking for Hitachi however different vendors has different preference and i have also been told to avoid Hitachi for it’s cheap plastic instead go for O General, Daikin & Mitsubishi.

    As i said earlier different vendors has a different set of story to share and thus making me super confused.

    I can afford but want to save money and want to buy value for money ac.

    Kindly help/guide.

    Best,
    Kanav

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kanav,
      The gas refill costs about same for both inverter ACs and normal split ACs. Most of the ACs use R410a refrigerant now and they cost the same for gas refilling. The maintenance cost of inverter ACs is about Rs500-1000 more than a normal split AC. But you can recover and then make savings in electricity as inverter ACs are about 30% more energy efficient compared to a BEE 5star AC.
      We have been recommending people to go for inverter ACs for quite some time and we have got good user feedback about inverter ACs.
      Hitachi, Daikin,OGeneral all are good brands and you can go for any of them according to your preference.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Hitachi RAU019CVEA 3.81 55900
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA 3.81 53200
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA 3.81 50600
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.8 45590
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA 3.61 52777
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 51200
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42000
      Daikin FTKV50NRV16 3.4 44490
      Hitachi RAU018KVEA 3.4 47300

      All of these ACs are good brands. So if you do not want to go for Hitachi you can go for O general or Daikin AC. The efficiency of Mitsubish inverter AC is lower than that of Daikin and O general ACs.

    • Arnab

      Hi BB, the volume of my room is 10x12x10 i.e. 1200 cubic feet. The weather here is sometime humid and also sometime dry with atmospheric temperature up-to 47 degree centigrade during peak summer. I personally opted for samsung AR12JV5HAQT 1 ton inverter ac with 10yrs compressor warranty & 5 yrs condensor warranty. I just want to know what brand should I opt for or my choice is alright.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Arnab,
      Which city do you live in? And is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling or is it on a lower floor?
      If the tonnage required for your room is correct than Samsung AR12JV5HAQT 1 ton inverter ac which has an EER of 3.52 is good for you. it uses PFC condenser which are made of aluminium which are highly efficient but are prone to corrosion when exposed to harsh climate like that in humid areas. Since your area is not so humid your Samsung AC is good for you. Also it has a warranty of 5 years on condenser. So it is a good buy.

  • laxmi

    BUYING AC ONLINE IS GOOD OR I BOUGHT IT FROM NEARY SHOP

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Better buy it from nearby shop.

  • laxmi

    hello sir i live in noida on ground floor nd my room size is 100sqft nd no direct sunlight is there.my daily ac usage is about 10 hrs a day only in summers.kindly suggestme the best AC fr me.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Laxmi,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1 tons. Assuming you are going to use the AC for 4-5 months your usage would be about 1200-1500hrs/year. So at your usage we recommend you to go for 1/1.1 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Hitachi RAU012HVEA 4 1 42888
      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      Sharp AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 39500
      Sharp AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 39100
      Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 31900
      Daikin FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 40690
      Hitachi RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 38700
      Haier HSU-12HQAB (R2DB) 3.54 1 39888
      LG BS-Q126B8R8 3.47 1 40333
      Daikin FTKP35PRV16 3.46 1 35990
      Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GE13VA 3.43 1 36445
      Panasonic CS-S12RKY 3.43 1 40900
  • Alkesh

    I need to buy 3 Split AC of 1.5 Ton Each. I am looking for 5 Star Rating. Best cooling and less power consumption is required. I am based at Hyderabad. Cell – 9989997991

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Alkesh,

      You can also look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 8 MOG 3.9 42999
      HITACHI RAU518EUDA 3.8 44450
      HITACHI RAU518HUD 3.8 41500
      HITACHI RAU518IUD 3.75 47777
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 SOG 3.71 38888
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 WNG 3.7 36833
      HITACHI RAU518IVD 3.7 47700
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.5T) 3.7 43333
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Climate Control(1.5 ton) 3.64 44600
      LG LSA5VP5D 3.6 35977
      LG LSA5MP5D 3.6 36477
      DAIKIN FTF50PRV16+RF50PRV16 3.6 38733
      WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL XTREME PLT V (1.5 T) 3.6 44500
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK18VA 3.59 40261
      PANASONIC CS-XC18QKY/CU-XC18QKY 3.58 50916
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5UXNB 3.58 32000
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5TXNC 3.58 32000
  • Cyril

    Hi team,

    I want to buy 1.5 ton Split Ac having copper coiling and good EER value. Could you please suggest some models from Bluestar, Voltas and Lloyd having COPPER coiling?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Cyril,

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Bluestar CNHW18CAF 3.31 52542
      Voltas 1.5 T 18V EY-W 3.3 55490
      Voltas 1.5T 18V CY 3.27 41900
      Voltas 1.5 T 18V LY 3.25 59290
      Lloyd LS18GRIX (White) 3.2 44490

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      LLOYD LS19A5SN 3.55 32877
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 JY 3.53 36590
      BLUESTAR 5HW18SAF 3.52 36633
      BLUESTAR 5HW18ZAWF 3.52 38888
      BLUESTAR 5HW18ZARF 3.52 39677
      LLOYD LS19A5LN 3.52 32212
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 EYS N 3.51 34888
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 MY 3.51 26999
    • Cyril

      Could you please suggest any Hitachi AC’s and also some of good 3 star AC’s with copper coiling.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Cyril,

      You can look at these BEE 3star 1.5 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU318HUD 3.29 35433
      HITACHI RAU318HVD 3.29 36700
      HITACHI RAU318EVD 3.29 37444
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-H18VA 3.29 34125
      CARRIER DURAEDGE PLUS K+ (1.5T) 3.27 35900
      DAIKIN FTC50PRV16 3.25 31433
      BLUESTAR 3HW18HAF 3.24 33444
      CARRIER NOVELLO PLUS (1.5T) 3.22 37900
      HITACHI RAU318HUDG 3.21 32715
      VOLTAS 1.5T 183 DY 3.21 29333
      VOLTAS 1.5T 183 MYi 3.21 29833
  • vinod

    I want to buy 1.5 ton split ac for my ground floor and one for first floor bed room in four storeyed house in Delhi. The room on ground floor is comparatively much cool. Someone recommends me daikin 3 star ac for ground floor and daikin inverter ac ftkp.series for first floor. In daikin Invert ac, there are ftkp, atkp and dtkp series of same range, what is the difference in these 3 acs. Pl also suggest any other good brand star rating or inverter acs as one shopkeeper is saying that daikin ac which are now indian brand are not good and its refrigerant is R 32 instead of R 410 . pl reply .

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vinod,
      ATKP and DTKP are extensions of FTKP range. The energy efficiency and most other features remain the same. What is added is the SMART Phone control, Bad Odour Removal and in ATKP there is additional feature where you can set night temperature to increase by 1 to 5 degrees. The temperature increase feature can not only help save more electricity but can also make you feel comfortable while sleeping. At night the activity in your body is less and thus same temperature feels colder when you sleep. So increasing temperature can make you feel comfortable.
      R32 refrigerant is more efficient compared to R410. Daikin is not an Indian brand they manufacture in India. daikin is one of the top most brands in the market of AC.

      You can look also look at these 1.5 ton inverter AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 48488
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900

      For your ground floor room we recommend you to go for 3 star AC if your usage is less than 800hrs/year. If it is greater you should go for BEE 5star and if the usage is over 1200hrs/year we recommend you to go for an inverter AC.

    • vinod

      Thanks for reply.
      Please also suggest some best 3 star & 5 star ac. The inverter ac of daikin ftkp series is costly about Rs 3500/- in comparison to same company 5 star ac then sir, why not inverter ac?. Secondly sir,the inverter ac technology is based on DC. Can DC technology is durable or we have to pay hefty amount for its repair/replacement if it starts giving trouble after warranty period of one year.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vinod,
      Yes you can certainly go for Daikin ftkp series it is about 30% more energy efficient compared to a BEE 5star AC.
      We have been recommending inverter ACs to people for quite some time. We have got positive feedback about inverter ACs and they are very durable only rarely we have seen an inverter AC getting damaged. So ultimately the choice depends on you whether you want to go with inverter AC or split AC.

      You can also look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 8 MOG 3.9 42999
      HITACHI RAU518EUDA 3.8 44450
      HITACHI RAU518HUD 3.8 41500
      HITACHI RAU518IUD 3.75 47777
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 SOG 3.71 38888
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 WNG 3.7 36833
      HITACHI RAU518IVD 3.7 47700
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.5T) 3.7 43333
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Climate Control(1.5 ton) 3.64 44600
      LG LSA5VP5D 3.6 35977
      LG LSA5MP5D 3.6 36477
      DAIKIN FTF50PRV16+RF50PRV16 3.6 38733
      WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL XTREME PLT V (1.5 T) 3.6 44500
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK18VA 3.59 40261
      PANASONIC CS-XC18QKY/CU-XC18QKY 3.58 50916
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5UXNB 3.58 32000
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5TXNC 3.58 32000

      You can look at these BEE 3star 1.5 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU318HUD 3.29 35433
      HITACHI RAU318HVD 3.29 36700
      HITACHI RAU318EVD 3.29 37444
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-H18VA 3.29 34125
      CARRIER DURAEDGE PLUS K+ (1.5T) 3.27 35900
      DAIKIN FTC50PRV16 3.25 31433
      BLUESTAR 3HW18HAF 3.24 33444
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Series Delux Plus 3.24 31990
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Series Delux 1.5 ton 3.24 31410
      CARRIER NOVELLO PLUS (1.5T) 3.22 37900
      HITACHI RAU318HUDG 3.21 32715
      VOLTAS 1.5T 183 DY 3.21 29333
      VOLTAS 1.5T 183 MYi 3.21 29833
  • Tarun

    i want to buy york air conditioner what are my options in India where can I get the best deal…..
    Is it really the best cooling

    • Bijli Bachao Team

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

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

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

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

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

  • Vijay

    Also Some New Triangle ACs are in Market. Do This Triangle design better than traditional Design (cooling).

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      We have not heard or seen of any specific benefits of triangle design. However any AC will faster and higher air flow can cool the room faster. Many brand that do not have triangle design but have high air flow rate can cool faster (for e.g. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has models with quite high air flow rate).

  • Vijay

    Hello, Please Give your Views about Dry mode in Samsung invertor AC 1.5 ton . How much (%) Humidity/Moisture AC can remove.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vijay,

      Humidity removal highly depends on the room size, AC size and compressor running time. Most ACs have a moisture removal rate mentioned on them. For e.g. if you look at this Samsung triangle AC: http://www.samsung.com/in/consumer/home-appliances/air-conditioner/split-air-conditioner/AR18JV5DAWKNNA … it mentions mositure removal rate as 2 lts/hr. But if your room is not air tight, then air with moisture will seep in. Also the rate of removal depends on the compressor speed and running time. In case of fixed speed ACs if the compressor is oversized (you bought a 1.5 ton AC for a room that needs 1 ton), the humidity removal is not very effective as the compressor runs very short cycles (switches on and off quickly). In case of inverter AC the speed of humidity removal will be lower at lower speeds of the compressor.

      In general we have observed that ACs dehumidify quite a lot (I have personally seen RH of 40-45% when I use my own inverter AC). And this is in Mumbai where humidity is high. Some people even find it uncomfortable causing sore throat.

      In Dry mode the fan speed of the AC is less. This basically takes in air from the room, removes moisture and throws it out. As the fan speed is less, cooling does not spread across. But the air becomes dry.

  • Viren Shah

    Also let me know the tonnage.

  • Viren Shah

    Sorry my consumption will be approx 8 to 10 hrs. per day.

  • Viren Shah

    My Bedroom size is approx 110 sq. ft. Just want to know that whether i should use Window AC or Split AC. If Split, then whether it should be BEE star rated or it should be inverter AC. and the most important is whcih brand? My Consumption will be 12 to 14 hrs per day.

    Awaiting for your valuable & useful reply.

    Thanks & Regards,

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Viren,
      Which city do you live in? And is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling or is it on a lower floor? And for how many months are you going to use the AC?

    • Viren Shah

      I am staying at Thane(Mira Road), Maharashtra. My apartment is on 1st floor. No direct sunlight is falling on the ceiling. Usage will be like from February to June:8 to 10 hrs per day. And in rest of the month it will be need base let say to 3 to 4 hrs per day.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Viren,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 0.8 tons. Your usage is high and tariff in Mumbai is also high so we recommend you to go for 0.75/0.8 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 0.75/0.8 ton inverter AC:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Daikin FTKM25PRV16 3.85 0.75 34300
      Sharp AH-XP10LV 3.82 0.8 28990
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK10YL-S 3.73 0.8 45902
      Daikin FTKP25PRV16 3.46 0.75 29190
      O General ASGG09JLCA 3.42 0.75 35490
      Panasonic CS-YS9RKY 3.38 0.75 32900
    • Viren Shah

      If i reduce my consumption then will you still suggest an inverter AC or window AC is also sufficient to meet my requirement of Performance and Price?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Viren,
      Tariff in Mumbai is very high about Rs10. Typically in Mumbai we recommend people to for 3 star split AC if there usage is less than 600hrs/year and for a 5star AC if usage is less than 900hrs/year and for inverter AC if usage is greater than 900hrs/year.
      Typically we do not recommend people to go with window ACs as BEE star rating of window AC is one level lower than that of split AC.

  • Kenny

    Hello Team,
    I am opening a cafe in delhi. Size is 280 Sq feet on the ground floor with 4 floors on top…either side we have high buildings so less sunlight is there… seating for 20 … how much ton AC should I put. Will 2 ton AC be enough or 3 ton…cafe will be open from morning to 10 in the night…should I use inverter AC or non inverter.

    Thanks,
    kenny

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kenny,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 3.2 tons. So based on your usage we recommend you to go for two 1.5 ton inverter ACs.

      You can also look at these more efficient 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Samsung AR18JV5DAWKNNA 3.82 55555
      Hitachi RAU019CVEA 3.81 55900
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA 3.81 53200
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA 3.81 50600
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.8 45590
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 48833
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 42900
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA 3.61 52777
      Samsung AR18JV5HATQNNA 3.55 42333
      Samsung AR18JV5NBWKNNA 3.54 46444
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 51200
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42000
    • Kenny

      Thank you..Also how should place the 2 Acs…room is 14 by 20.. should I place them side by side for opposite to each other …on which walls.should u place them

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Depending upon the air flow rate, impact of ACs is for about 8-10 feet. So keeping it on 20 feet walls opposite to each other should help.

  • Neelesh

    Please suggest which of the following is the best A/C’s which have Copper condensers, copper tubing, resistant to corrosion, energy and cooling efficient and durability

    1) Voltas 185Cya 1.5 Ton 5 Star Split AC
    2) LG LSA5NP5A 1.5 Ton 5 Star Split AC
    3) Godrej GSC 18 FGA5 WOG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Split AC
    4) Voltas 185CY 1.5 Ton 5 Star Split AC
    5) Voltas 185EY(R) 1.5 Ton 5 Star Split AC
    6) Lloyd LS19A5LN 1.5 Ton 5 Star Split AC

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Neelesh,
      Lloyd LS19A5LN 1.5 Ton 5 Star Split AC has an EER of 3.52
      Voltas 185CY 1.5 Ton 5 Star Split AC has an EER of 3.51
      Voltas 185EY(R) 1.5 Ton 5 Star Split AC an EER of 3.51
      All the above models have copper coils and anti corrosion coated blue fin condensers.

    • Vishal

      Hi BB team is the above models are available in 3* also. Pls let me know

  • Keyur Parikh

    Hi, I am getting a good deal in the local market for LG BSA18IBE (1.5Ton inverter V ac). Just wanted to know if this is a good inverter ac to buy. i am considering this against others (Daikin 1.5 Ton Inverter FTKP50PRV16 and Sharp 1.5 Ton Inverter AH-X18PET). Pls let me knw, will highly appreciate your help. price is not a constraint for me, budget is 40-50K

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Keyur,
      LG BSA18IBE has an EER of 3.41 which is quite good. All three brands are good. And you can go for anyone of them. LG is a good brand and if you like the brand you can go for it.

  • SUVAJIT GHOSH

    I live in kolkata room size 120 sqft,ground floor, usage 10 hrs a day for 5 months a year suggest me a ac with better power saving and better features .

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Suvajit,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1 tons. Your usage is high and tariff in Kolkata is high so we recommend you to go for 1/1.1 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Hitachi RAU012HVEA 4 1 42888
      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      Sharp AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 39500
      Sharp AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 39100
      Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 31900
      Daikin FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 40690
      Hitachi RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 38700
      Haier HSU-12HQAB (R2DB) 3.54 1 39888
      LG BS-Q126B8R8 3.47 1 40333
      Daikin FTKP35PRV16 3.46 1 35990
      Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GE13VA 3.43 1 36445
      Panasonic CS-S12RKY 3.43 1 40900
  • Goldy

    Recommendation for AC

    Room size: 12×13
    Height: 12
    Sunlight: Ground Floor. Direct sunlight bathing from top and 2 wall side

    Occupancy: Mostly 2. My parent.
    Usage: 5-6 Hours daily for 5-6 month
    Location: Varanasi. UP.

    Looking for reliable product with decent after sale services.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Goldy,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 2 tons. So based on your usage we recommend you to go for a BEE 5star 2 ton AC.

      You can look at these BEE 5star 2 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      CARRIER SUPERIA (2.0T) 3.64 49877
      HITACHI RAU524IUD 3.61 52400
      HITACHI RAU524HUD 3.61 60800
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK24VA 3.57 51150
      HITACHI RAU524ITD 3.55 53090
      VOLTAS 2.0T 245 DY 3.55 42888
      BLUESTAR 5HW24MA 3.52 44088
      GENERAL ASGA24FTTA 3.51 56000
  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hello Mr Sarma,

    Wrong page to discuss this topic. If you have questions related to solar, it is better to ask on pages for solar. Many vendors follow those pages and someone can provide you lot of details on costs and quotes.

  • Rajat Kaushal

    hello
    i want to buy a 1.5 ton inverter Ac.My usage is 7-8 hrs per day but it depends on Ac too.the more electricity Ac save
    the more we use. i am confused in daikin,hitachi & sharp(dont know much about this brand) please suggest me which
    ac i will buy and if you know any better brand then tell me that too

    i live in new delhi,room temprature 30°C to 35°C,room size 10Hx13Lx12W, 2nd floor one more floor above it, usage 7/8 hours per day and 4 months per year,
    budget 40000 to 45000

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rajat,
      Your calculation of tonnage is correct your room requires 1.5 tons of cooling. So a 1.5 ton inverter is ideal choice for you.
      Hitachi and Daikin are top brands in the market of AC. Sharp is a new brand and it is a value for money brand. We have got good user feedback about Sharp ACs. Hitachi ACs cost more than 45k. In your budget you can get Daikin and Sharp ACs both are good brands.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs within 45k:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 42900
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42000
      Daikin FTKV50NRV16 3.40 44490
  • Suchit Banerjee

    This is Suchit again from Kolkata. I forgot to mention that the annual usage of the AC is 1500 hrs for the 2T split AC

  • Abhinav

    Hi I live in churu. I wish to buy an air conditioner. My usage is below 6-7 hrs per day for 4-5 months. I am looking for an AC of 1.5 ton. My budget is up to 40k. Please suggest some ac. What is the basic difference of 5 n 3 Star, is it only of electricity consumption. Which one wd be best Daikin, voltas or hitachi.?please suggest some models?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Abhinav,
      We hope that the calculation of tonnage of your AC is correct. For your usage we recommend you to go for BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC. with each star rating the efficiency of AC increases by 7%. So a 5star AC is about 14% more efficient than a 3star AC. Yes the difference between star rating is only of electric consumption.
      Among the given models Hitachi and Daikin are the top brands in the market of AC so you can go for any of those.

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton ACs within 40K:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU518HUDD 3.64 38600
      DAIKIN FTF50PRV16+RF50PRV16 3.6 38733
  • Vaibhav gupta

    Hi,
    I m residing in pilani, want to purchase ac of 1.5 ton. budget is 38-39k. Which one would be best voltas or hitachi and prefered model?

    • Vaibhav gupta

      Split type

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vaibhav,
      Hitachi is better brand. In your budget you can get BEE 5star 1.5 ton Hitachi RAU518HUDD it has an EER of 3.64 and its price is Rs38600

  • Seema

    Hello
    1. I am residing in Delhi, my room size is 10 X 10, first floor and there is one more floor above my floor
    2. Planning to buy 1 Ton Invertor Split AC
    3. My usage is around 10-12 hrs per day for around 5 months
    4. Considering Hitachi, OG, Sharp and Trane
    5. There is a open drain around 400 mtr away from my house

    Suggest the following:
    1. which brand will be good
    2. Will 1 ton be sufficient or not for my room

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Seema,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1 tons of cooling. So a 1 ton AC would be enough for you.

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Hitachi RAU012HVEA 4 1 42888
      Sharp AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 39500
      Sharp AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 39100
      Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 31900
      Hitachi RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 38700
      O General ASGG12JLCA 3.2 1 37990

      All the brands given in the list are good. Hitachi is top most brand in the market of AC known for its quality and efficiency. O general is known for its durability but its efficiency is on the lower side. Sharp is a good value for money brand.

  • Dhaval Ukani

    Hi
    I’m confused between mitsubishi heavy industries OR mitsubishi electric. Shortlisted 5 star 1 ton .. i think both have 3600 cooling capacity 1000w power consumption. I have good experience with MHI. Need ur suggestions considering all essential aspects

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Dhaval,

      MHI seems to be better than ME. Also if you had better experience with MHI then you can stick with it.

  • Hitul Gandhi

    I have a lan Gaming Cafe of Around 280 Square Feet with a height of 13 feet so i have constructed one division now i have one ground and first floor with height of 6 feet each and i have 24 computers in the cafe and a foot fall of 25 to 30 people in peek hours i get a bill or Rs – 22500/- have two onida ac’s of 1.5 ton each i want t sell them and put inverter ac’s can you suggest me what Brand and Ton of Ac should i go for which will help me with my electric bills as well

    Thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Hitul,

      Do those 1.5 ton ACs cool well during rush hours? Is the electricity bill your only concern?

    • Hitulgandhi

      they used to do a decent job but they are 6 years old now and during peek hrs they don’t perform well

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Hitul,
      You should go for two 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5DAWK 3.82 53500
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 50333
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 48488
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850
    • Hitulgandhi

      they do a decent job in peek hours but now its 6 years and it’s starting to give up

  • Nilesh

    Hi I am levying in Ahmedbabad and I want to buy Below specification & features of 3 star Air conditioner for my Home use. My Residence on 4th floor and room size is 10 x 10 Sq.ft having of East side sliding window and In this room one door of entrance and another door with attached bathroom. Could you please suggest how much tonne enough for for better cooling?.

    1) Refrigerant/coolant is require R22/R410A (Ozone free) 2) Rotary Compressor 3) 100% Copper coil condenser & Blue fin Evaporators 4) Anti corrosive 5) Dehumidifying & Moisture control 6) Auto Clean mode 7) Auto mode 8) Auto sleep mode 8) Anti bacterial Filter, Dust filter, Cate chin filter, Silver Ion filter 9) Night Glow Button in Remote 10) Power saver 11) COP.

    Please advice which companies is Air conditioner in better with above specification & features with good economic price budget.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Nilesh,
      Based on your requirements we recommend you to go for 1 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1 ton inverter AC:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Daikin FTKM35PRV16 3.63 40690
      Daikin FTKP35PRV16 3.46 35990
      Daikin FTKE35GV1 3.35 32500
      Bluestar CNHW12CAF 3.21 39735
      O General ASGG12JLCA 3.2 37490
  • Mrinal

    Hello BB Team,
    I RESIDE in NOIDA AND I AM LOOKING FOR AN SPLIT AC IN 30000 As it ids for my drawing and dining room usage is not much. PLs suggest my flat is a top floor flat.
    TIA

    • Bijli Bachao Team

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

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

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

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

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

    • Mrinal

      hi
      1. I am looking for an 1.5 ton AC
      2/) Star rating should be 3 because the usage will be around 5 hours that to occasionally in about 5 month(summer season i live in U.P)
      3) Please suggest a good brand which gives good service.

      I live on the top floor above my floor is terrace so my flat heats up. Also i can’t go over budget of 30000.

      PLS suggest
      TIA

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mrinal,

      We hope that the calculation of tonnage is correct for your room.

      You can look at these BEE 3star 1.5 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      VOLTAS 1.5T 183 DY 3.21 29333
      VOLTAS 1.5T 183 MYi 3.21 29833
      WHIRLPOOL MAGICOOL DLX III (1.5 T) 3.2 28833
      LLOYD LS19A3FX 3.19 26933
      LLOYD LS19A3PN 3.17 27999
      LLOYD LS19A3HR 3.17 28333
      GODREJ GSC 18FB 3 WNT 3.16 28333
      SAMSUNG AR18HC3UXNB 3.16 27000
  • Arindam Ghosh

    We are planning for installation of AC for my bedroom of 15x12x12(H) having two window space of 5×4 and 5×4 ( Box type) and two door space of 2.5 x 6 and 3.5 x 6 in 1st floor with roof above, direct sunlight in two window side from 9AM to 12 PM, average usage will be around 7 hrs/day maximum for 5/6 months in calcutta. In Our area, we have low voltage supply mostly in night times.Which brand with what capacity and w/s would be appropriate. Pl suggest.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Arindam,

      You would need 1.7-1.8 tons of cooling in peak summer day time. However going for 1.5 ton AC would not be bad considering it will work in most nights and even during day it would not be too bad (it will still cool to about 26-27 degrees which is quite comfortable). Unless you want to super cool the room to 23-24, 1.5 ton AC would be fine. You must go for a BEE 5 star rated AC considering your usage. You can look at these:

      brand model eer_ratio star_rating price
      HITACHI RAU518EUDA 3.8 5 44450
      HITACHI RAU518HUD 3.8 5 41500
      HITACHI RAU518IUD 3.75 5 47777
      HITACHI RAU518IVD 3.7 5 47700
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.5T) 3.7 5 43333
      MIDEA Midea Magna Plus (1.5T) 3.69 5 43400
      HITACHI RAU518KUDB 3.64 5 42000
      HITACHI RAU518HUDD 3.64 5 38600
      LG LSA5VP5D 3.6 5 35977
      LG LSA5MP5D 3.6 5 36477
      LG LSA5NP5A 3.6 5 34300
      DAIKIN FTF50PRV16+RF50PRV16 3.6 5 38733
      LG LSA5TM5D 3.6 5 38377
      LG LSA5SP5D 3.6 5 36977
  • SIDDHU

    hi BB team,
    my room is 16*16 sized ground floor.height is 10 feets. i live in vellore (TN).. our place is the hottest in summer. pls suggest the best AC which consumes less electricity.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Siddhu,
      Assuming there are more floors above your room. Your room requires a cooling of 2.1 tons. An inverter AC consumes least electricity, so we recommend you to go for a 2 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 2 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MSY-GE24VA 3.61 NA
      LLOYD LS24GRIX 3.6 58990
      LLOYD LS24GRI 3.6 58990
      HITACHI RAU023EUEA 3.56 58950
      HITACHI RAU024CVEA 3.55 67790
      HITACHI RAU024IVEA 3.55 64790
      HITACHI RAU024AVEA 3.55 62790
      LG BS-Q246C8A2 3.52 59988
      LG BSA24IMA 3.52 66990
      SAMSUNG AR24HV5NBWK 3.51 50500
      HITACHI RAU023HVEA 3.5 61790
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (2.0T) 3.49 61750
      CARRIER Superia Plus K+ (2.0T) 3.46 60750
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (2.0T) 3.38 55500
      PANASONIC CS-S24RKY 3.3 67990
  • Rahul Senapati

    I live in bilaspur,chhattisgarh.I want an split ac (with hot and cold feature) for my bedroom of 12×14×10(H) dimensions.My average usage will be 8-10 hours.Please suggest me a best ac.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rahul,

      A 1.5 ton hot and cold AC would be fine for you. You can look at these ACs:

      brand model type price
      CARRIER Superia 365 (1.5T) Hot and Cold 52000
      CARRIER Novello 365 (1.0T) Hot and Cold 43100
      DAIKIN FTYN50JXV1 Hot and Cold 51000
      HITACHI RAU518HTH Hot and Cold 44450
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MSZ-EF50VEW Inverter Hot and Cold  
      GENERAL ASGA18LFCA Inverter Hot and Cold 39500
      CARRIER Elektra 365 Inverter (1.5T) Inverter Hot and Cold 47488
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK50ZMX-S Inverter Hot and Cold  
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK52HE-2 Inverter Hot and Cold
    • Rahul

      Pls suggest me ac of blue star inverter cooling of 1.5 ton.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Bluestar has only one model which is CNHW18CAF. It has EER of 3.31. You can go for it.

  • Prashant Divakar

    Hi I live in MUMBAI. I wish to buy an air conditioner. My usage is below 7-8 hrs per day for 3-4 months. My room size is 10x15x9 feet which has false ceiling done.We have humid climate here most of the year. I look for an AC which works great in removing humidity. Since it is humid, i need an AC with Copper tubes with blue fin condenser to resist the corrosion. My budget is up to 30000. Please give the size I should opt for and the brands.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      A 1.2 ton AC would be fine for you. If you are looking for split AC then you can look at these:

      VOLTAS 1.2T 155 CY
      HITACHI LRAU514KTDB

      Else you can also look at these window ACs:

      WHIRLPOOL Magicool Platinum V (1.2 T)
      LG LWA3BP5A
      LG LWA3GT5A
      HITACHI RAV513HUD

  • AMITAVA SAIN

    I am thinking for installation of AC for my bedroom of 15x12x12(H) having two window space of 5×4 and 6×4 in ist floor with one more floor above, direct sunlight in one window side from 9AM to 10 AM, average usage will be around 7 hrs/day maxm for 4/5 months in calcutta. Which brand with what capacity and w/s would be appropriate. Pl suggest.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Amitava,
      According to our calculation your room requires acooling of 1.7 tons so based on your usage we recommend you to go for a BEE 5star 1.7 ton AC.

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.7 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU520IUD 4 44300
      HITACHI RAU520HUD 4 52800
      HITACHI RAU520ITD 3.8 44690
  • V .K SETHI

    I bought a 1.5 T split 3 star AC in Chennai and my experience with the firm is disgusting. During installation no purging was done and gas leak was not checked by a leak detector. Installation technique was very primitive. Their customer services department do not reply to any of the E mails. Very unresponsive organization.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Thanks for sharing your experience Mr Sethi. We will certainly keep this in mind while suggesting the brand to others.

  • V .K SETHI

    HITACHI -POOR AFTER SALES SERVICE

  • Abhishek Roy

    10 LG BSA12IMA 1.000 4038 980.0 3.47 Inverter Cooling Only Rs. 45990
    this AC is said to have 4038 w cooling capacity if EER is cooling capacity divided by power consumption watts then its 4038/980 like it was in all the other acs except for LG. which should come to 4.12 whereas you guys have mentioned it as 3.47 also i saw it on flipkart they have mentioned their EER as 3.47. if i am not wrong then this particular AC should have the highest EER in 1 ton inverter section and should be at the top and not the bottom. where as if I am wrong which i think I am please tell me what or why is this anomaly here or is my conception totally wrong ?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Abhishek,

      Apologies for wrong data. But LG BSA12IMA has a cooling capacity range of 826~3400~4038. Which means 4038 is peak capacity and 3400 is nominal capacity. Power consumption at nominal capacity is 980, so it should be 3400/980=3.47. We will fix the data.

  • AJITH KURUP

    Hi I live in Trivandrum, Kerala. I wish to buy an air conditioner. My usage is below 900 hrs per year. My room size is 10x11x9 feet which has false ceiling done with Gypsum board and no direct sunlight falling on the roof. Also, there are no windows facing east, west and north.
    We have humid climate here with rainy days most of the year. I look for an ac which works great in removing humidity. Since it is humid, i need an ac with Copper tubes with blue fin condenser to resist the corrosion. My budget is up to 30000. Please give the size I should opt for and the brands having the above spec. I have a special liking for Panasonic brand. Please reply.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ajith,
      According to our calculation your room requires 0.8 tons of cooling.
      If you can get a 0.75/0.8 ton inverter in your budget that would be best for you:

      You can look at these 0.75 ton inverter AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      DAIKIN FTKE25GV1 3.35 27490
      PANASONIC CS-YS9RKY 3.38 33390

      Otherwise you can look at these 0.75/0.8 ton BEE 5/4/3 star AC:

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage star_rating price
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK10VA 3.65 0.75 5 26603
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC SRK10CLV-6 3.55 0.8 5 27790
      DAIKIN FT25MV16+R25MV16 3.4 0.75 4 26580
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-G10VC 3.31 0.75 4 25125
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-HK10VA 3.23 0.75 3 22670
      PANASONIC CS-YC9QKY3/CU-YC9QKY3 3.18 0.75 3 27100
  • Raja

    This list seems to be old. Please check it properly.

  • Bharati

    Hello,

    I have already done copper piping and electrical connection when I was doing up my home repairs. But I had not purchased the AC. Can I use the same piping for regualar AC and Inverter AC? Also does the tonnage of the AC matter ie do I need different copper piping for a 1ton AC and different for 0.7/0.8T?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      The size of copper piping does increase with tonnage. Manufacturers specify the ideal piping sizes with each model. If you compare the specs of a 0.75 ton and 1 ton AC from Panasonic you will observe following:

      0.75 ton AC link: http://www.panasonic.com/in/consumer/home-appliances/air-conditioners/split-ac/cs-yc9pky.specs.html
      mentions 6.35 mm for liquid side and 9.52 for gas side

      1 ton AC link: http://www.panasonic.com/in/consumer/home-appliances/air-conditioners/split-ac/cs-kc12pky.specs.html
      mentions 6.35 mm for liquid side and 12.70 for gas side

      so it varies with tonnage.

    • bharati

      Hello BBT,

      Thank you for the help as it has made my way clear. The piping and electrical work has been done for 1T AC but I was not aware about the inverter tech. Can this be used for inverter AC of 1T as well?

      Thank you.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Piping for 1 ton AC should work well with inverter AC of 1 ton also. Just confirm with the brand, model and its sepecifications.

  • Reyaz Ahmad

    I have to buy a window AC of 1.5 ton.

  • Reyaz Ahmad

    How is Hitachi RAT518HUD ? Is there any other AC of different brands which cost less and have better services. I have heard Hitachi is not that good in service. Installation charges are also much more than others brand ?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Reyaz,
      Hitachi RAT518HUD has an EER 0f 3.4. Which is one of the highest for 1.5 ton window AC. So if you want you can go for Hitachi RAT518HUD. The service of a brand varies from city to city, So you have to ask your local salesman to know about the service of Hitachi in your area. The installation charges for window AC for all the brands is about Rs500, So we do not see any reason Hitachi AC costing more for installation.

  • Reyaz Ahmad

    I want to buy a window AC of 1.5 ton. I am in Kolkata. Looking for a 5 start AC which is most effective and durable.

  • muthu

    Hai my room size is12*12*11 location trichy tamilnadu first floor there is no second floor …
    Two sides directly Sun light for 4 hours… My average use is daily 4 hours for 6 months.. so which one suitable for me inverter type or fixed rotary…type..
    So kindly suggest both energy efficiency model

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Muthu,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.7 tons of cooling during peak summer daytime and about 1.5 tons of cooling during night time. So if you want to go for inverter AC we recommend you to go for 1.5 ton inverter AC.
      Whereas you can go for a BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC if your usage is only at night. If your usage is mostly during daytime we recommend you to go for BEE 5star 1.7 ton AC.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5DAWK 3.82 53500
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 50333
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 48488
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

      You can also look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 8 MOG 3.9 42999
      HITACHI RAU518EUDA 3.8 44450
      HITACHI RAU518HUD 3.8 41500
      HITACHI RAU518IUD 3.75 47777
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 SOG 3.71 38888
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 WNG 3.7 36833
      HITACHI RAU518IVD 3.7 47700
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.5T) 3.7 43333
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Climate Control(1.5 ton) 3.64 44600
      LG LSA5VP5D 3.6 35977
      LG LSA5MP5D 3.6 36477
      DAIKIN FTF50PRV16+RF50PRV16 3.6 38733
      WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL XTREME PLT V (1.5 T) 3.6 44500
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK18VA 3.59 40261
      PANASONIC CS-XC18QKY/CU-XC18QKY 3.58 50916
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5UXNB 3.58 32000
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5TXNC 3.58 32000

      You can also look at these BEE 5star 1.7 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU520IUD 4 44300
      HITACHI RAU520HUD 4 52800
      HITACHI RAU520ITD 3.8 44690
  • PROJJAL GHOSH

    I am Projjal from Kolkata. I want to buy an AC for my bedroom of size 10′-13″ X 14′-00″. It is a complete south facing room with a large window facing south. I am in 2nd floor. 3 more floors are above me. there is a bed and two almirahs in the room.
    My choice is Hitachi AC. Budget is from 30K – 35K. My usage is from mid of March till September nearly 4 – 6 hours in a day. Please tell me correct tonnage of cooling and the best model that will be good for me.
    Thank You…

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Projjal,

      You should go for 1.2 ton AC for your room. You can look at these 1.2 ton ACs:

      Brand Name Model EER(W/W) Price
      HITACHI RAU514HUD 3.8 36740
      HITACHI RAU514EUDA 3.8 38900
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Series Platinum 3.71 37444
      HITACHI RAU514HUDD 3.64 33300
      HITACHI RAU514HUDDZ 3.64 35805
      WHIRLPOOL Magicool Series Platinum 3.61 38100
      HITACHI RAU514ITDA 3.6 38600
      VOLTAS 1.2T 155 CY 3.55 30390
      HITACHI RAU514ITD 3.45 38600
  • naveen dixit

    I Want to buy Window AC , 1.5 ton , 5 star for use is top floor. which stabilizer i should buy. I am from Lucknow.please suggest .
    And can you please advice that buy AC online is better or not,i mean the services and all. is there will be any issue . because many of the retailer from lucknow saying that if you buy online than company will not give you service.
    i have select Voltas 185 DY from shopclue.com they are giving me this @ 24990.00. should i go ahead.please suggest.

    thanks in advance
    naveen

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Naveen,

      Whether 1.5 ton Window AC is good for you or not will depend on the size of your room and your usage of AC in hrs/day and months/year. BEE 5 star rated window ACs are equivalent in power consumption to BEE 4 star rated split ACs. If your usage is high (more than 1000 hrs a year) then it would be better to go for split AC.

      Many manufacturers are not providing support to products sold on online sites. So I would not recommend you to go for buying online.

      You can go for Vguard 500 series stabilizer for your AC. The choice of VG500, VND500, or any other will depend on the voltage fluctuation range. If fluctuation is low, VGuard VG500 will work. If it is high then you will have to go for VND500.

  • subbu

    I live in chennai. My room is 11′(10.5)” X 8’3″ with direct sun light from 2pm to 5pm through one window.glass door. There is one flat above my floor and i am in the first floor. Kindly suggest which A/c i can go for getting less energy consumption with more cooling effect.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Subbu,
      According to our calculation your room requires 0.9 tons of cooling. Inverter AC consume least electricity, so we recommend you to go for 1/1.1 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter AC:

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      HITACHI RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
      SHARP AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      HITACHI RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      DAIKIN FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
      HITACHI RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190
      HAIER HSU-12HQAB (R2DB) 3.54 1 39888
      SAMSUNG AR12HV5NBWK 3.52 1 35800
      SAMSUNG AR12HV5DAWK 3.52 1 38640
      LG BS-Q126B8R8 3.47 1 38900
      DAIKIN FTKP35PRV16 3.46 1 37690
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.0T) 3.45 1 35500
  • ashok

    Room size 10×12 ground floor, looking for 5star split ac but confused between Mitsubishi heavyduty1.1,carrier superia 1,hitachi 1.2 514UD, Daikin FTF35 Using Hitachi 1.1 summer Q window last 5 years but now there is ventilation problems so now thinking about split ac.
    Ashok Ludhiana Punjab.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ashok,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.1 tons of cooling. Among the given models Hitachi 1.2 514IUD has the best EER. Hitachi is a good brand so we recommend you to go for it.

  • Debdas Bose

    HI BB team,
    my room measures11x9x11, gets direct sunlight and have windows(28 sq ft) in Kolkata. What type of split ac will be suitable for? Thanks.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Debdas,
      Assuming your roof gets direct sunlight, your room requires a cooling of 1.2 tons. The type of split AC will depend on your usage of AC. What is your usage of AC in hrs/yr?

  • sai sandeep

    My room is 10×10 sq ft.There are no floors above and no direct sunlight.I live in kakinada(andhra pradesh).I want a split A.C.My usage is low like 8-10 hours per day.Suggest me a power efficient AC that can cool my AC quickly with a budget of 30-45 thousand.Is Inverter ac worth to buy?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sai,
      According to our calculation of your room requires 1.1 tons of cooling. Assuming you would use AC for about 4-5 months. Your usage of AC would be about 1200-1500hrs/yr and tariff in Andra pradesh is also high, So for your usage we would recommend you to go for 1/1.1 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter AC:

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      HITACHI RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
      SHARP AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      HITACHI RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      DAIKIN FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
      HITACHI RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190
      HAIER HSU-12HQAB (R2DB) 3.54 1 39888
      SAMSUNG AR12HV5NBWK 3.52 1 35800
      SAMSUNG AR12HV5DAWK 3.52 1 38640
      LG BS-Q126B8R8 3.47 1 38900
      DAIKIN FTKP35PRV16 3.46 1 37690
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.0T) 3.45 1 35500
  • Rohit

    hello team,
    Please suggest me the AC which is most economic in terms of purchasing and electricity.
    1. Room size is 14X9X12 and single floor house in rajasthan
    2. usage 8 hr

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rohit,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.4 tons of cooling during night time. And about 1.7 tons of cooling during peak summer daytime. Based on your usage we recommend you to go for a BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC.

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 8 MOG 3.9 42999
      HITACHI RAU518EUDA 3.8 44450
      HITACHI RAU518HUD 3.8 41500
      HITACHI RAU518IUD 3.75 47777
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 SOG 3.71 38888
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 WNG 3.7 36833
      HITACHI RAU518IVD 3.7 47700
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.5T) 3.7 43333
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Climate Control(1.5 ton) 3.64 44600
      LG LSA5VP5D 3.6 35977
      LG LSA5MP5D 3.6 36477
      DAIKIN FTF50PRV16+RF50PRV16 3.6 38733
      WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL XTREME PLT V (1.5 T) 3.6 44500
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK18VA 3.59 40261
      PANASONIC CS-XC18QKY/CU-XC18QKY 3.58 50916
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5UXNB 3.58 32000
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5TXNC 3.58 32000
  • Zayeem

    Dear BB Team,
    Please suggest me the AC which is most efficient in terms of electricity.

    1) The room size is 12 X 11 X 11 (Ft) and it is in the top floor.
    2) The usage is 8-10 hours in 5 month in a year.
    3) How much of Ton AC is required.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Zayeem,
      Which city do you live in?

    • Zayeem

      I live in city Gaya (Bihar) where these days the temperature is 40 degree

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Zayeem,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.6 tons of cooling. So based on your usage we would recommend you to go for 1.5 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5DAWK 3.82 53500
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 50333
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 48488
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850
    • Zayeem

      Can you please tell me the difference b/w (1.5 Ton) Inverter Technology and the General one and the most cheapest one AC in both Categories.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Zayeem,

      We have explained Inverter Technology in great depth on these articles:

      https://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/air-conditioners-with-inverter-technology-can-help-save-electricity-ac-india.html

      https://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/difference-between-a-bee-5-star-rated-and-inverter-technology-air-conditioner.html

      https://www.bijlibachao.com/general-tips/electricity-bills-vary-with-seasons-and-how-inverter-technology-can-help.html

      If you want cheapest 1.5 ton inverter AC which is good then you should look at any of these:

      Daikin FTKP50PRV16
      Sharp AH-X18PET
      Voltas 1.5T 18V CY
      Samsung AR18JV5HBWKNNA
      Samsung AR18JV5HATQNNA

  • saurabh

    Sir I want to buy a new ac for 12*12 on ground floor please suggest me a good quality ac not so high price ac and also suggest which type of ac is good for me either window or split

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Saurabh,
      Which city do you live in? And are there more floors above your room? The choice between window or split AC depends on your usage. We generally do not recommend people to go for window ACs as there efficiency is low compared to split AC.
      What is your usage of AC in hrs/yr? And what is your budget?

  • debadrita Roy

    Hi,

    I have a room of size 13*10 on 1st floor. It is top floor and walls receive sunlight also. I am planning to take an LG 1.5T 3 star AC. Normal Usage will be 8-10 hours in summer months. In other months may be 2-3 hours. Do i require an Inverter AC? I have heard Hitachi service is not good. Same for DAIKIN also. sharp and electrolux are also good. Please suggest what AC should I go for?
    I stay in Kolkata. Thanks in advance

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Debadrita,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1.4 tons. assuming you will be using Ac for 4 months of summer your usage would be more than 1200hrs/yr and tariff in Kolkata is also high. So based on your usage we recommend you to go for 1.5 ton inverter AC. Sharp is a good brand and we have got good user feedback about Sharp ACs.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton Sharp inverter AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Sharp AH-XP18MV uses aluminium condensers, the rest of the models use copper condensers.

    • debadrita

      Thanks for reply BB team. But I have budget restrictions. I can afford maximum 40 k.I don’t think There are any inverter ac in that range. Can you suggest which 5 star AC will be best in that range and as per my usage mentioned above?

      Also can you please give me a comparison between sharp, LG, Hitachi, Daikin and Carrier 5 star 1.5 T AC?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Debadrita,

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton ACs under 40K:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU518HUDD 3.64 38600
      DAIKIN FTF50PRV16+RF50PRV16 3.6 38733
      LG LSA5VP5D 3.6 35977
      LG LSA5MP5D 3.6 36477
      LLOYD LS19A5SN 3.55 32877
      PANASONIC CS-KC18PKY-1/CU-KC18PKY-1 3.53 32800
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 JY 3.53 36590
      BLUESTAR 5HW18SAF 3.52 36633
      BLUESTAR 5HW18ZAWF 3.52 38888
      LLOYD LS19A5LN 3.52 32212
      BLUESTAR 5HW18SA 3.51 35933
      BLUESTAR 5HW18ZCW 3.51 37877
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 CY 3.51 32450
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 EYS N 3.51 34888

      LG, Hitachi, Daikin and Carrier all are good brands. The condenser in LG are mixed some uses copper while some other uses aluminium. Sharp currently only manufactures inverter ACs, so it has no model in 5star. Only your local dealer can tell whether service of Sharp is good in Kolkata.

    • Debadrita

      Thank you so much for your help. You guys are doing great job..Based on your suggestion I am going to book Daikin 5 star AC. I guess this will be better than Blue star or carrier ,right? Also I heard that LG condensers are not very good for kolkata’s humid weather. Is this true? How much can I save monthly if I go for 5 star AC instead of 3 star ,if i use 4 hours in day and 4 hours in night?

      Again thanks in advance…

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Debadrita,
      Daikin is one of the top brands in the market of AC. So if you want you can go for Daikin. Some of LG models uses PFC condensers which are made of aluminium, they are highly efficient but prone to corrosion when exposed to harsh climate like in humid areas.
      A 5star 1.5 ton AC consumes about 1.2 units/hr and 3star about 1.4 units/hr. So for your usage of 8hrs/day for a month A 5star AC would consume about 288 units/month, and a 3star AC would consume about 336 units/month. Last slab in Kolkata is about Rs8. So if you use 5star AC you would save about Rs384(48*8)/month.

    • Debadrita

      Thanks BB team…you were of great help. I have booked Daikin 3 star 1.5 T At 36000. Also they are not providing installation kit. So this will cost me 2000 more. Is this a good deal? What is the longivity of the product?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Debadrita,
      It seems like a good deal. Daikin is a top brand in the market of the AC. There products are of good quality. And they have blue fin condenser which are anti corrosion coated and is ideal for climate in Kolkata.

    • debadrita

      What type of condenser LG use? IS Sharp after sales service good in kolkata? IS SHARP 5satr AC good?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Sharp AH-XP18MV uses aluminium condensers, the rest of the models use copper condensers.

  • BK

    hello BB ,I am from orissa,
    room size 12*14 ft,suggest best 1.5 ton 3 star inverter ac
    which brand to go for LG or Samsung,

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi BK,
      Which city do you live in? And is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it on a lower floor? What will be your usage of Ac in hrs/yr? What is your budget for AC? Only fixed speed ACs have star rating inverter ACs do not have a star rating.

  • Karthikeyan

    Hi BB team, I live in Hyderabad. Looking for an inverter AC for my top floor (first floor) bedroom on of 13’x11’x10′. Sunlight hits the roof for ~6 hrs and the west side wall of bedroom for ~5 hrs everyday. It’s unbearably hot even till 9PM in summer and it’s very uncomfortable to my toddler son. Usage will be ~14 hrs in summer and ~6 hrs in other seasons. Winters are very cold so no issue there. Budget max 60K. Please suggest suitable tonnage and brand.

    Thanks a lot in advance.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Karthikeyan,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.6 tons of cooling. So we recommend you to go for 1.5 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5DAWK 3.82 53500
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 50333
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 48488
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850
    • Karthikeyan

      Among Sharp, Hitachi or Daikin which one has the best ACs? Which one has best after sales service/support?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Karthikeyan,
      All models are good, Hitachi and Daikin are top brands in the AC market, Sharp is a value for money brand. The after sale service for a brand varies from city to city, A particular brand may have good after sale service in a city, and not so good after sale service in another city. So you have to ask your salesman to know which brand has the best after sale service in your area.

    • Karthikeyan

      Thanks team for your replies.. Last question.. the prices you mentioned are MRPs or best prices that we can expect from dealers?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Karthikeyan,
      We sort our prices from online sources like compareindia, snapdeal etc.

    • Karthikeyan

      Hi BB team, on Sharp website it shows EER/WEER (W/W) = 4.41 for both models AH-XP18PMT and AH-XP18PHT. Is this the same as eer_ratio in the table above? If so, it has to be more energy efficient than Samsung.. correct?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Karthikeyan,

      Inverter ACs have a range of EERs. If an AC is rated as 1 ton then it can go from 0.2 to 1.2 ton. The EER of the AC is lower at 1.2 ton and higher at 0.2 ton. From the nominal cooling capacity and power consumption mentioned by SHARP on their website, the EER comes as that mentioned in the table above. 4.41 is their peak EER at lowest capacity.

    • Karthikeyan

      Dear BB team, can you please answer these?
      (1)How much energy savings will I make if I buy an AC with 3.66 vs 3.8 when used for like 300 hours.
      (2)since none of the Mitsubishi Heavy/Electric models are mentioned here I’m thinking they don’t have the range of values in this table.
      (3)What is Sharp after sales support like in Hyderabad?
      (4)I see a lot of complaints in consumer compaints forums regarding Hitachi support.. they are worse then Daikin.. also heard of many installations being done improperly. How to tackle this?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Karthikeyan,

      Here is our response to your questions:

      1) It will depend on tonnage/cooling capacity of your AC. Assuming it is a 1.5 ton AC with 5275 watts cooling, then the 3.66 EER AC would consume 5275/3.66 = about 1441 watts and 3.8 EER would mean 5275/3.8 = about 1388 watts. Now assuming it is right sized AC with 80% cycle time (Compressor ON time) so hourly power consumption of 1st AC = (1441 * 0.8)/1000 = 1.15 units (or kWH) per hour and that of 2nd AC = (1388 * 0.8)/1000 = 1.11 units (or kWH) per hour. The hourly difference is 0.04 units per hour. So in 300 hours the difference would be 0.04*300 = 12 units.

      2) The data is from BEE and whatever is mentioned as highest efficiency over there appears high over here (leaving inverter tech ACs for which the data is collected from Manufacturers’ websites).

      3) Your local dealers can suggest you about Sharp’s after sales support in hyderabad.

      4) We have heard much less complaint about Daikin as compared to Hitachi.

  • khurshid

    I need an A/C which low consumed electricity . plz. Give name & brand.
    Thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

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

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

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

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

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

    • Vivek Dhanuka

      I am having a shop of around 1000 sq.fts with marbonite flooring
      size of showroom is 15 x 60 and height is 15fts.

    • Vivek Dhanuka

      My place is Aurangabad (Mah.)

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vivek,

      It will be difficult for us to tell you right size for air conditioning for such a big shop sitting remotely. Our calculations work well for small spaces (typically rooms at homes) with 4-5 people. Bigger than that is difficult to evaluate remotely.

  • Rohit

    Hi bb team, based on your suggestion i booked Hitachi inverter split ac model no.RAU012EVEA.delivery by Monday.Thank you

    • Bijli Bachao Team

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

  • Jay Bhavsar

    Hi BB Team,
    I am living in Ahmedabad. Our bed room size is 10X10 Ft on 3rd Floor. Our Building is having total 5 Floor. One Big sliding window is on west side and small size window is in north side. usage will be 9 hrs in night for 4 months minimum time period. if we use in afternoon then what will be change in tonnage capacity? Please inform tonnage requirement and which kind of split ac we can go for.

    Thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Jay,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1 tons of cooling. It would require about 0.8-0.9 tons of cooling at night time. So based on your usage we recommend you to go for BEE 5star 1 ton AC. If your usage exceeds 1500hrs/yr you should go for 1/1.1 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.0T) 3.76 35988
      GODREJ GSC 12 FG 6 BNG 3.7 33833
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5TCNC 3.66 29933
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5TDUR 3.66 28000
      PANASONIC CS-XC12QKY/CU-XC12QKY 3.63 38888
      DAIKIN FTF35PRV16+RF35PRV16 3.6 32433
      LG LSA3AT5D 3.6 30600
      LG LSA3WT5D 3.6 32477
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK13VA 3.6 31825
      LLOYD LS13A5SN 3.56 25644
      PANASONIC CS-KC12QKY/CU-KC12QKY 3.56 36640
      GODREJ GSC 12 FR 5 WNT 3.55 29633
      PANASONIC CS-KC12RKY/CU-KC12RKY 3.55 31888
      LLOYD LS13A5LN 3.54 28788
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5ESLZ 3.53 34489
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5TFUR 3.53 31395
      HITACHI RAU512HUDD 3.52 32699

      Tell us if you need a list of 1/1.1 ton inverter AC.

    • Jay Bhavsar

      Dear BB Team,

      Thank you very much for detailed response. I would like to also consider1/1.1 ton inverter AC. Please give details if possible.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Jay,

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter AC:

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      HITACHI RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
      HITACHI RAU013IUEA 4 1 51111
      HITACHI RAU012HVEA 4 1 48690
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
      SHARP AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      HITACHI RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      DAIKIN FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
      HITACHI RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190
      HAIER HSU-12HQAB (R2DB) 3.54 1 39888
      SAMSUNG AR12HV5NBWK 3.52 1 35800
      SAMSUNG AR12HV5DAWK 3.52 1 38640
      LG BS-Q126B8R8 3.47 1 38900
      DAIKIN FTKP35PRV16 3.46 1 37690
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.0T) 3.45 1 35500
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MSY-GE13VA 3.43 1 NA
      PANASONIC CS-S12RKY 3.43 1 47990
    • Jay Bhavsar

      Dear BB Team,

      Thanks for the information. I am extremely happy. I need your help if you can send list of AC available with R410a refrigerant only. whether it should be 5 star AC or Inverter AC. Please respond if possible.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Jay,

      Almost all inverter ACs and BEE 5 star rated ACs from top brands have R410A. Some BEE 5 star rated ACs may not have R410A but then their EERs also will not be higher than 3.55. Daikin uses R32 for its efficient ACs instead of R410A. If you are going for a japanese brand then you will get R410 only.

    • JAY BHAVSAR

      Hi BB team,
      Yesterday I have gone for checking SHARP Inverter AC but I have received poor response for after service part so have you received such feed-back from market or users. Please let me know. Because SHARP Inverter AC is cost effective as compared to Daikin or Hitachi.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Jay,

      If you are not getting good feedback on Sharp you can try Daikin.

  • srinivasarao

    planning to purchase a suitable split AC of 5 star rated for bed room (12X12) in the top floor in apartment in east side in Rajahmundry, Andhra pradesh. Please suggest us best AC with least power consumption.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mr Rao,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1.5 tons. Inverter ACs consume least power so we recommend you to go for 1.5 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5DAWK 3.82 53500
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 50333
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 48488
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850
  • Ishan

    Hi Team.. Can you please tell me the reviews of Croma 1.5 ton Invertor AC’s as i cant find them any where. Your expert review will be helpful. Should buy or Should not?? Please help

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ishan,

      We would not recommend buying Croma Inverter ACs.

  • sai shashank

    Hello BB Team,

    Sir, I am from Hyderabad and my room size is 15*10 and i am planning to buy AC. Sir my priority is good dust filters and good cooling, I have a 17 months baby so i am looking for good AC. I am looking for Bluestar. Could you please suggest me some good ac’s. Looking forward for reply

    Thank you
    Sai

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sai,
      Is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it on a lower floor? What will be your usage of AC in hrs/day and months/yr?

    • sai shashank

      Hi,

      Yes my house is duplex with 3 floors and my room is on the 1st floor (South- East) and the room is little bit hot in the day and the usage is mostly 6-8 hours a day and only in the summer we will be using the AC mostly.

      Thank you
      sai

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sai,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1.5 tons. So based on your usage we recommend you to go for a BEE 3star 1.5 ton AC.

      You can look at these BEE 3star 1.5 ton bluestar ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      BLUESTAR 3HW18HAF 3.24 33444
      BLUESTAR 3HW18JB 3.16 32888
      BLUESTAR 3HW18JBG 3.16 32690
      BLUESTAR 3HW18JBR 3.16 32888
      BLUESTAR 3HW18FB 3.16 33888
      BLUESTAR 3HW18FA 3.15 31333
      BLUESTAR 3HW18VC 3.11 33390
      BLUESTAR 3HW18VD 3.11 NA
    • Sai Shashank

      Hi.
      Also could you please let me know about 410 blue star
      Thank you
      Sai

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sai,
      Bluestar 3HW18HAF has R410A refrigerant. R410A are very good in efficiency, So you can go for it.

    • sai shashank

      Hi,

      One more thing you are not suggesting blue star in your top 10 appliances, I have been checking your website so is there any reason for that ?

      Thank you
      Sai

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sai,

      The data published above does not have any subjectivity involved. So there are no biases. If they come up with a model with higher energy efficiency then it will certainly start appearing in the list.

  • Ashwin Kannan

    Which AC should I go for better electricity consumption? Inverter AC or 5 start AC?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ashwin,
      Inverter ACs are about 30% more energy efficient compared to a 5star AC.

  • Anil Kumar Ch

    Hi,

    I am from Bhimavaram(Andhra Pradesh). I need an Air Conditioner for a 12*10 bed room. No floors on the top. Climatic conditions will be humid. I do not know really what tonnage should I go for, which brand need to be selected for a low electricity consumption. AC will be ON mostly in the nights for 6 hours. Probably 2-3 hours in the day time. Will be used only in the Summer.

    Please suggest me the right Air Conditioner. Thank You.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Anil,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1 tons of cooling during night time and 1.3 tons of cooling during daytime. Inverter ACs are lowest in electricity consumption, at your usage you can also go for a BEE 5star 1.2 ton AC. What is your budget for the AC, we will recommend the appropriate model accordingly.

    • Anil Kumar Ch

      Hi,

      Thank you for the quick response. My Budget would be between 25000 – 35000. Please suggest me.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Anil,
      For your usage you can go for a BEE5/4 1.2 ton AC. At your budget you can also go for a 1/1.1 ton inverter AC they are about 30% more energy efficient compared to BEE 5star AC.

      You can look at these BEE5/4 star 1.2 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio star_rating price
      HITACHI RAU514HUDD 3.63 5 33300
      HITACHI RAU514HUDDZ 3.64 5 35035
      VOLTAS 1.2T 155 CY 3.55 5 29688
      HITACHI LRAU514KTDB 3.4 4 30490
      HITACHI RAU514HTD 3.4 4 35350
      HITACHI RAU514HTDW 3.4 4 34790

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs within 35k:

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      HAIER HSU-12CKCS(R2DB) 3.4 1 25370
      DAIKIN FTKE35GV1 3.35 1 32990
      PANASONIC CS-YS12PKY 3.19 1 32500
  • suvojit

    Hi BB team,
    I am from Kolkata.I want to buy an AC for my house. Based on the following criterias can someone please advice me which Brand (Hitachi, Samsung etc), Star (5 , 3) and Volume (Ton) should i buy considering economical, worth of money,electric consumption,quality and offcourse service etc ?

    1>Area of room: 3.2*3.8 (Meters) – Top floor (1st)
    2>Usage probability: 5 months (Max) and 5.5 hours (Max) in a day — In a year.

    It will be a great help if i get comments as i am not much aware of the calculation of electric consumption and overall idea on Ac.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Suvojit,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.1 tons of cooling during night time, and about 1.4 tons of cooling during peaks summer daytime. So if your usage is only at night you can go for a BEE5/3 star 1/1.2 ton AC. If it is also during daytime you have to go for a BEE 5/3 star 1.5 ton AC.
      Tell us your usage pattern and your budget and we will recommend the AC accordingly.

  • Rohit

    Dear sir, plz suggest me among the following 1 ton inverter split ac which one i should go for my office cabin of 150 sqft no direct sunlight. HITACHI RAU012EVEA ,
    PANASONIC TS12RKY,
    O GENERAL ASGG12JLCA/ASGA12JGC,
    LG BSA121BE ,

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rohit,

      Amongst all the models you mentioned, Hitachi RAU012EVEA would be the best for you.

  • Amarjeet Anand

    Hello BB Team,

    This is Amarjeet from Patna, Bihar. I am planning to buy an Inverter Tech AC 1.5 Tons for my bedroom. I am confused between Hitachi Kashikoi 400i and Panasonic Econavi Chrome AC. Specs wise there is not a much of difference.

    I am slightly inclined towards Panasonic as it has got a lot of sensors and promises around 65% electricity savings. Also Panasonic states 100% Japan Quality on its website. The problem is that Panasonic ODU weighs only 34 Kg as compared to 42 kg of Hitachi, does it mean the durability and quality of Panasonic is inferior than that to Hitachi.

    I am concerned because I have a 3 star 1.5 Ton LG AC in my other room which has got a ODU of 38 kg. And LG Inverter model BS-Q186C8R6 which was introduced a couple of years back weighs 42 kg. On the other hand 2015 models of LG 1.5 T Inverter ones have ODU not weighing more than 30 kg.

    Does it mean that some companies are cutting the built quality of machines these days? If it is so then wouldn’t it be prudent to go for Hitachi instead of Panasonic considering this issue?

    Please reply asap.

    Amarjeet

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Amarjeet,

      Both Panasonic and Hitachi have copper tubes and blue fin condenser (or precoated condenser) which are highly durable. So I do not think that the weight is a problem. Each company does research and development and designs its models accordingly. Both Hitachi and Panasonic are great brands and I do not think that lesser weight means lesser durability. In fact many of the LG models (specially the old ones) have Aluminium Parallel Flow Condenser which is not so durable in harsh climates.

      As far as the choice between the two models you mentioned is concerned: purely in terms of numbers Energy Efficiency Ratio of Hitachi Kashikoi 400i is 4 while that of Panasonic Chrome is 3.27. Panasonic’s Econavi sensors do help to improve the efficiency, and are in fact quite good. But purely from Energy Efficiency perspective and based on numbers stated by manufacturers, Hitachi Kashikoi looks like a better model.

  • Bhavesh

    Hi
    I am stay in Ahmedabad my bed room size is 10×12 2nd floor which ac is best for me?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Bhavesh,
      Is 2nd floor top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or are there more floors above your room? And what will be your usage of AC in hrs/day and months/year? And is your usage mostly at night or during daytime?

  • Surya

    Hi, I intend to buy 3 inverter ACs from bluestar for my new house.. am fixin at bluestar since i get a good discounted rate on them and i trust the brand (have 2 window acs from them for last 3 yrs which work perfectly). the only doubt is whether to buy just cooling ones of Hot and cool ones.. the price difference isnt too much but someone told me that hot and cold ones are not very efficient both operational and power consumption wise

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Surya,
      Yes cooling only inverter ACs are more efficient compared to a hot and cold inverter AC. But if you want heat your room in winter, It is better to go with hot and cold inverter AC as they are 3-4 times more energy efficient compared to a room heater.

    • Surya

      Thanks.. When i check the Specs sheet, the EER (W/W) Cooling for both just cooling and hot and cols is the same 3.31 (1.5T inverters).. would that mean that they have the same level of efficiency? or is there any other parameter to be checked as well.. also what does “running current (coolin in Amps)” mean exactly?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Surya,

      Heat in the room can be measured in BTU (British Thermal Unit). While cooling heat has to be removed so cooling capacity will be in BTU/hr which is rate at which heat is removed. While heating heat has to be added to the room so again it can be represented in BTU/hr. BTU/hr can also be represented in Watts (1 watts = 3.41 BTU/hr). Now efficiency or EER is defined as watts of electricity used to add/remove watts of heat. If EER is same for both heating and cooling then it means the AC consumes same amount of electricity to add as well as remove the same amount of heat. You do not need to check any other parameter.

      Watts of power consumption is also equal to Running Current x Voltage (typically 220 V ) x Power Factor. So if running current is 8 Amp and power factor is 0.85 then it means the AC is consuming 8 x 220 x 0.85 = 1496 watts of electricity. Running current can help you identify power factor of the AC (if you know the wattage). In commercial and industrial connections there is a penalty for decreasing the power factor (ideally it should be close to 1). Lower the power factor, more is the penalty. So it is better to get appliances with better power factor.

  • pankaj

    I am upgrading my clinic and need 3 acs (1ton ) and 1 Ac (2 ton) . which one can you recommend to save power. i am looking at Mitsubishi heavy duty , O general or Samsung (triangle inverter) and samsung (neo inverter) . kindly help

    thanks

    • pankaj

      3 cabins of 9x 9 sq ft and one waiting area of 15 x 15 sq ft . on 1st floor . There is one floor above us

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Pankaj,
      Which city do you live in?
      Assuming your calculation of tonnage is correct. Inverter ACs save the most power.

      You can look at this 1 ton inverter AC.

      brand model eer_ratio price
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK13YL-S 3.88 NA
      SAMSUNG AR12HV5NBWK 3.52 35800
      SAMSUNG AR12HV5DAWK 3.52 38640
      GENERAL ASGG12JLCA 3.2 37490

      You can look at these 2 ton inverter AC.

      brand model eer_ratio price
      SAMSUNG AR24HV5NBWK 3.51 50500
      GENERAL ASGA24JCC 2.9 62190
  • Suvojit

    Hi,

    I want to buy a AC for my house. Based on the following criterias can someone please advice me which Brand (Hitachi, Samsung etc), Star (5 , 3) and Volume (Ton) should i buy considering electric consumption,qwality etc ?

    1>Area of room: 3.2*3.8 (Meters) – Top floor (1st)
    2>Usage probability: 5 months (Max) and 5.5 hours (Max) in a day — In a year..

    It will be a great help if i get comments as i am not much aware of the calculation of electric consumption and overall idea on Ac.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Suvojit,
      Which city do you live in? And is your usage mostly at night only or at daytime?

  • Vishal M

    Hi,
    I am staying in Thane, Mumbai and am planning to get ACs for my 2 bedrooms (12×10) and living room. I am staying on top (18th) floor. I would be using ACs mostly in summers only, and would have very limited use in other seasons.

    Can you suggest split ACs for my requirement. I had Voltas and LG in mind. But based on the comments made here, should I even consider LG/Samsung as Mumbai is pretty humid. As I am planning to get 3 ACs, my budget is around 30-35k per AC. Request for your advice and suggestions.

    Thanks and regards,
    Vishal

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vishal,
      According to our calculation all your room requires 1 tons of cooling (assuming your living room also is (12*10) sqft. So based on your usage and budget we recommend you to go for a 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs for all your room.

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter AC:

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      HAIER HSU-12CKCS(R2DB) 3.4 1 25370
      DAIKIN FTKE35GV1 3.35 1 32990
      PANASONIC CS-YS12PKY 3.19 1 32500
    • Vishal M

      Thanks for the quick response. But if the choice is between LG and Voltas (being Tata employee am eligible for a good discount), which one would you suggest out of the two.

      Thanks and regards,
      Vishal

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vishal,

      In Mumbai the tariff is quite high and that is why recommended you to go for inverter technology Air Conditioners. We typically recommend people to go for BEE 5 star rated AC in Mumbai when the usage is more than 600 hrs per year and Inverter Tech AC if usage is more than 900 hrs a year as the tariff is Rs 10 + per unit. If the choice is between LG inverter AC and Voltas inverter AC then I would recommend LG 1 ton inverter AC because it is more energy efficient.

  • namitabh

    Dear Friends,
    I stay in Mumbai.
    Mumbai weather is hot and humid throughout year.
    I have small room around 12×12 on first floor.
    window is in south direction.
    Please advise which ac to go for ???
    thanks and advance,
    Namitabh

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Namitabh,
      Is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or are there more floors above your room? What will be your usage of AC in hrs/yr? (This is important to calculate the tonnage and the right model of AC for your room)

  • vaibhav

    I am looking for a split a.c. we are living in Pilani. Usage wd be 4-5 hr daily. Room size is 12×14. Only ground floor . No side faces sun directly. Suggest some a.c.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vaibhav,
      Is your usage mostly at night or during daytime? What will be your usage of AC in hrs/yr? And what is your budget for AC?

    • Vaibhav

      Daytime max 2 hrs
      Nighttime 5 hrs
      That is only for the summer season. Won’t be using else. Budget wd be upto 38k. And room size is slightly bigger thn what I wrote earlier.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vaibhav,
      According to our calculation your room requires 2 tons of cooling. So based on your usage we recommend you to go for BEE 3star 2 ton AC.

      You can look at these BEE 3star 2 ton ACs within 38K:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      ONIDA S243FLT-N 3.28 36500
      VOLTAS 2.0T 243 CYa 3.2 38999
      BLUESTAR 3HW24FA 3.18 39090
      VOLTAS 2.0T 243 CYi 3.15 38477
      ELECTROLUX SN63N 3.12 36300
      HAIER HSU-24CK3W3N 3.12 36590
      LLOYD LS24A3LN 3.12 35433
  • Archita

    Hi
    I stay in assam and it is very humid over here. I am looking for a 1.5 ton ac with low energy consumption for my room.
    I have a very limited knowledge in this area. Can u plz suggest me some brands for the same

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Archita,
      We hope that the calculation of tonnage of your room is correct. An inverter AC consumes least energy, it is about 30% more energy efficient compared to a BEE 5star AC. So if your room requires 1.5 ton AC. We recommend you to go for a 1.5 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5DAWK 3.82 53500
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 50333
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 48488
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

  • Pradeep

    Hi,
    You all are doing a great job and I have loved the knowledge base you have created, but disappointed to see my query left ignored. Do you answer only selective queries as I can see queries posted after me have been answered too, or if my query wasn’t clear???

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Pradeep,

      The people sitting here and replying are humans too (it is not an automated reply). They also have some personal things to attend to which can cause delay in replying. If you are in an urgency then I am sorry our responses may take 2-3 days time and thus this may not be the best place to ask your questions. We have a team here that answers questions as they come in and also as per their expertise. If one does not know the answer clearly, it is left for an expert to answer. But it can take 2-3 days to get your answer. If that is late then we would suggest you to go ahead and make your purchase.

  • Karthik Parthasarathy

    some of online shop like amazon flipkart very low price than local shop price,online purchase no warranty is it true?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      We do not recommend purchasing from online stores as several brands are not supporting models purchased online. You may read more over here: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/retail/bought-lg-or-videocon-tv-online-you-may-not-get-free-service/articleshow/47289883.cms

  • Karthik Parthasarathy

    i want to purchase 1.5 ton 3 star ac, my brand option is hitachi & panasonic somebody said carrier,daikin. which one is good? any suggestion other than this please
    iam from chennai, shop sales man said hitachi service support problem, take carrier fully copper body i don’t know what iam choose help me sir

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Karthik,

      Hitachi, Panasonic, Carrier, Daikin all are top brands for ACs. You can go for either one of them depending on whichever is providing good service in your area. We cannot comment on their service in your area as service levels of various brands is highly variable. Your local dealers would be the best to suggest you how service levels of various brands in your city are. However there are several factors that one need to consider while buying AC:

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

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

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

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

  • Abhijeet

    Thanks BB team for assistance.

  • Himanshu Taunk

    Hi team loved the article , please answer me simple & straight i m looking to buy an inverter split ac 1.5t i m slightly tilted towards LG BSA18IBE only because of their costumer service i’ve heard of bad support for Hitachi & other reputable brands are they just rumors i live in Chandigarh & its around 45-48 max temp PLEASE shed some light and available options …. I only need efficient cooling & costumer support … oh and budget is anywhere below 55k ..

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Himanshu,
      LG BSA18IBE has an EER of 3.41 which is quite good. lG is a good brand, it uses PFC condenser in its coil which are highly efficient but are prone to corrosion when exposed to harsh climate like in humid areas. Chandigarh is not humid so if you do not live in an area with open drainage or lake which can cause humidity you can go for the above model.

      You can also look at this 1.5 ton inverter AC within 55k:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5DAWK 3.82 53500
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 50333
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 48488
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

  • Pradeep

    Hi
    I am residing in Delhi room is of size 16 x25 plannin to buy split invertor ac.

    Kindly suggest on following

    1 I am consisering invertor ac Hitachi Rau018kvea 1.5 ton but enable to find about referigerant gas used in this ac which is creating confusion

    2 does it make any difference about thenyear of make

    3 I also liked LG bsa018ibe but got to know that lG is using Almunium coil suggest if that is good buy for place like Delhi

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Pradeep,

      A 1.5 ton inverter AC would be too small for 16×25 room in Delhi. In fact you will be better off going for a BEE 5 star rated AC for such a big room than an inverter AC. And that is because the EER of inverter AC is lower at higher capacity. Your room needs almost 4 tons of cooling and the AC will mostly run at full capacity. Now here are the responses to your questions:

      1) Hitachi inverter ACs have R410A (all of them).

      2) As long as EER (energy efficiency ratio) is good, year of make will not make much difference. EER of this AC is 3.4 at 1.5 ton capacity. It’s EER will be lesser when it runs at 1.7 ton capacity. And that is why it will be better for you to go for a BEE 5 star fixed speed AC with EER of 3.8 if you want to save electricity. 1.5 ton AC at best will give local cooling near the area where it is located.

      3) Delhi is not very humid (in fact it is quite dry). However sometime people have small water bodies near their house that can cause corrosion. If you are not close to any water body (for that matter even a drain) then you can certainly go for an AC with aluminium coil.

  • Karthik

    Hi BB,
    I live in chennai and i stay in 2nd floor and no floor above. Room size 12*12, Looking for a good 1.5T ac which is energy efficient and having good cooling capcaity. Will be using for 3-5 hrs a day. Please suggest a good ac

    Thanks.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Karthik,

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU518EUDA 3.8 44450
      HITACHI RAU518HUD 3.8 41500
      HITACHI RAU518IUD 3.75 47777
      DAIKIN FTF50PRV16+RF50PRV16 3.6 38733
      PANASONIC CS-XC18QKY/CU-XC18QKY 3.58 50916
      HITACHI RAU518ITD 3.56 43100
      LLOYD LS19A5SN 3.55 32877
      PANASONIC CS-KC18PKY-1/CU-KC18PKY-1 3.53 32800
      LLOYD LS19A5LN 3.52 32212
      GENERAL ASGA18FTTA 3.51 49500

  • Robbie Mathew

    Hi BB Team,

    To answer your queries:

    Yes there are three floors above my floor so no problem of direct sunlight on roof. It’s only from 1pm till 4pm that I get some sunlight on the western wall of my room and that too is partial as a balcony outside the living room takes the brunt of it. Moreover I have roller blinds on the balcony to mitigate the afternoon sun.

    I will be using the AC for 6-7 months a year between April and September/October.

    On weekdays its use will be from 6pm – 10pm and on weekends (Sat & Sun) from 12pm – 10pm.

    My budget is upto Rs. 60000.

    I came across the following models:

    Hitachi Star (2 ton 5 star rated) Model No. RAU524IUD – Rs.60000 (inclusive of installation)
    Panasonic (2 ton 5 star rated) – Rs.57000 (inclusive of installation)
    Carrier (2 ton 5 star rated) Model Superia – Rs.54000 (inclusive of installation)
    Bluestar (2 ton 5 star rated) Model No. 5HW24MA – Rs.48500

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Robbie,
      Your calculation of tonnage is correct, your room requires 2 tons of cooling.
      Among the models you have listed Carrier Superia 2 ton has the highest efficiency. Carrier is a good brand. So we recommend you to go with it.

  • MUJEEB KHAN

    Hai I am staing in Kakanad COCHIN . My room size is 15*11*10 .I will run the ac only during night sleeping time. My room in first flor so howmeny ton ac needed and INVERTER type or normal split sutabil for me. please give your valubil sugation.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mujeeb,
      Is your room at top floor, or are there more floors above your room? And for how many months are you going to use the AC (usage of AC in hrs/yr)?

  • Rishabh

    Name just one ac which has least per hour running cost

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Daikin FTKM25PRV16 0.75 ton inverter AC.

  • Shekhar Barve

    Hi I am shekhar from ahmedabad. My room size is 10 x 12. There is no direct sunlight. the window is west facing and usage is 8 to 10 hours per day, which ac is most suitable for me. My budget is upto 36000

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shekhar,
      Is your room on top floor with sunlight falling on ceiling, or is it on a lower floor? And for how many months would you be using the AC?

    • Shekhar Barve

      My flat is on 2nd floor out of five storied building. and i want ac for my bedroom, which is of 10 x 12

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shekhar,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.1 tons of cooling. So based on your usage we recommend you to go for a 1/1.1 ton inverter AC.

      You can also look at this more efficient 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs in the price range of Rs36k:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      Carrier Kurve Inverter (1.0T) 3.45 1 35500
      Haier HSU-12CKCS(R2DB) 3.4 1 25370
      Daikin FTKE35GV1 3.35 1 32990

    • Shekhar Barve

      Thanks for advice. But yesterday i have seen Hitachi 1.5 ton campa rau318hudd. is it good option

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shekhar,
      Your room requires a cooling of 1.1 tons. So a Hitachi 1.5 ton campa rau318hudd AC which is a 3star would be grossly oversized for your room and we do not recommend you to go for an oversized AC as it will overcool the room, it will increase your power consumption and it will not be able to remove the humidity from your room properly which may lead to bad odour.

      The ACs that we have given above are inverter ACs. Inverter ACs are about 30% more energy efficient than a normal BEE 5star AC.
      EER is Energy efficiency ratio it is the ratio of an AC between its cooling capacity and power consumption, more the EER more energy efficient the AC will be and therefore less power it will consume.

    • Shekhar Barve

      Pls tell me about EER. More EER is benefited or less

    • Shekhar Barve

      Hitachi 1.2 Ton Star Ace Cut Out RAU514HUD is best option?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shekhar,
      Hitachi 1.2 Ton Star Ace Cut Out RAU514HUD is a good model it has an EER of 3.8. So if you want you can go for it.

    • Shekhar Barve

      I want to go for Hitachi. Pls tell me which model of HItachi is most suitable for me

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shekhar,

      Hitachi 1.2 Ton Star Ace Cut Out RAU514HUD would be the most suitable for you.

  • Abhinav Yadav

    Dear BB Team,

    TOP URGENT !!

    Yesterday I bought a 1.5 Ton Hitachi Kashikoi 400i Inverter AC (Model No. is RAU019CVEA) after your recommendations and valuable help. The installation would be today or tomorrow. Together with it I want to buy a Sollatek A/C guard voltage protector.

    http://www.snapdeal.com/product/sollatek-ac-guard-voltage-protector/1356196

    I want your advice that can I use this device for my AC as I have told you earlier about voltage issues in my area. I have a V-Guard Mainline Stabilizer of 5kVA for my home and I don’t want to buy yet another stabilizer for AC. Can I add this Sollatek product between my Mainline Stabilizer and AC? My stabilizer gives me a constant 200-220 V output under voltage conditions as low as 100 V. Normal voltage range in my area is between 140-200 Volts.

    Why I am asking this is bcz earlier you told me that Air Cons require special AC stabilizers which have a time delay function. I checked the specifications of this Sollatek product and it has Time delay function named as Time Save of 4 minutes (checks the power condition for 4 minutes before restoring power).

    It provides protection against Low voltage, High voltage, Spikes/surges, Power-back surges, Overload and Short-Circuit (with MCB). Will it be a right choice to go for it? I am really interested because this is the only product which I found can protect the PCB of Inverter ACs against surges and fluctuations.

    A prompt reply will be highly appreciated as I have an Installation to be done immediately.

    Thanks/Regards

    Abhinav

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Abhinav,
      You can add Sollatek product between the mainline stabilizer and AC. It will certainly protect your AC from voltage fluctuations.

  • yogesh

    I am interested to buy 1.5 Ton Inverter Ac. Please provide your recommend about Blue Star or Lg any other which is best and suitable for me.
    .A another problem is also,when I contact to both dealer about Inverter AC they clearly told me please do’t purchase Inverter AC because they have lots of issue,faults and service problem.
    I am living in U.P .

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Yogesh,
      You can look at these most efficient 1.5 ton inverter

      brand model eer_ratio price
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5DAWK 3.82 53500
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 50333
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 48488
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850
      BLUESTAR CNHW18CAF 3.31 52542

      LG and Samsung uses PFC condenser which are made off aluminium. Which are highly efficient but prone to corrosion when exposed to harsh climate like in humid areas.

      We have been recommending people to go for inverter ACs for quite some time now. And we have not seen failure of inverter AC parts from them. We have got good user feedback about inverter ACs. The parts of inverter ACs are expensive if damaged but chances of them getting damaged is not very high if they are properly maintained. In the end the choice rests with you whether you want to go with inverter AC or a normal split AC.

  • Robbie Mathew

    Hi BB Team!

    I live in Baroda and need your suggestions for a split ac for my living room – dimensions 20′ x 12′ x 10′. Kitchen opens into the living room and has a size of 10′ x 8′.

    I live on the first floor and receive direct sunlight after 1pm on the west facing wall till about 4.30pm. The daily use is expected for about 3 hrs on weekdays and 6 hrs on weekends (Sat & Sun).

    Pls. recommend suitable acs based on on capacity, technical details, EER & power consumption, Cooling capacity, brands, quality and after sales services.

    Should I curtain off the kitchen to keep energy costs down; conversely, speed up cooling?

    Regards
    Robbie

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Robbie,
      Are there more floors above your room, or is your room on top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling? For how many months are you going to use the AC? And is your usage mostly at night or during daytime? And what is your budget for AC?(This is to calculate the correct tonnage and right model of AC for your room)
      ACs are meant to cool an enclosed area. So yes we recommend you to curtain off the kitchen. It will definitely speed up cooling and cut down on energy cost.

  • Tushar

    I have a room on the first floor and it is of 200 sq.ft. I would be using the A/c for 20 – 35 hours in the summer and 15 – 20 hours in other seasons. Which A/c would be the best and should I go for inverter A/c’s

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Tushar,
      Which city do you live in? And is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it on a lower floor? What is your usage of AC in hrs/yr? Is 20-35hrs per week or per month usage in summer? Is 15-20hrs per week or per month usage in other season?

    • Tushar

      I live in Thane. Room is on 1st floor of a 3 Floor Building. 20-35 hrs per week in summers and 15-20 hrs per week in other seasons.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Tushar,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.5 tons of cooling. If your overall usage is less than 900hrs/yr we recommend you to go for BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC. If it is more than 900hrs/yr we recommend you to go for 1.5 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 48488
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU518EUDA 3.8 44450
      HITACHI RAU518HUD 3.8 41500
      HITACHI RAU518IUD 3.75 47777
      DAIKIN FTF50PRV16+RF50PRV16 3.6 38733
      PANASONIC CS-XC18QKY/CU-XC18QKY 3.58 50916
      HITACHI RAU518ITD 3.56 43100
      LLOYD LS19A5SN 3.55 32877
      PANASONIC CS-KC18PKY-1/CU-KC18PKY-1 3.53 32800
      LLOYD LS19A5LN 3.52 32212
      GENERAL ASGA18FTTA 3.51 49500

  • Vijay

    Hi ,

    I want to buy a Split-AC.
    I live in 8th floor of 14 storey high-rise building in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad.
    The room is 12x10x10 ft. It fills with sunlight through west facing window and balcony door from 12noon till sunset. No other side face sunlight.

    Please suggest energy saving and high cooling AC.
    I have three brands in mind: Hitachi , Voltas , OGeneral , In your opinion , which one better?

    Suggest few Inverter ACs too.
    Will 5star AC & Inverter-AC of same ton give similar cooling ?

    regards, Vijay

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vijay,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.2 tons of cooling. So we recommend you to go for either a BEE 5star 1.2 ton AC or a 1/1.1/1.2 ton inverter AC.
      Hitachi is the top brand in the market of AC, O general has good durability, voltas is also a good brand.
      Inverter ACs are about 30% more efficient than a BEE 5star AC. Inverter ACs have variable tonnage so a 1 ton inverter can extend up to 1.2 tons. But a 1 ton inverter can cool only at 1 tons.

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.2 ton ACs.

      Brand Name Model Number EER(W/W) Price
      HITACHI RAU514HUD 3.8 36740
      HITACHI RAU514EUDA 3.8 38900
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Series Platinum 3.71 37444
      HITACHI RAU514HUDD 3.64 33300
      HITACHI RAU514HUDDZ 3.64 35805
      WHIRLPOOL Magicool Series Platinum 3.61 38100
      HITACHI RAU514ITDA 3.6 38600
      VOLTAS 1.2T 155 CY 3.55 30390
      HITACHI RAU514ITD 3.45 38600

      You can look at these 1/1.1/1.2 ton inverter ACs :

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      HITACHI RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
      HITACHI RAU013IUEA 4 1 51111
      HITACHI RAU014CVEA 4 1.2 54690
      HITACHI RAU014IVEA 4 1.2 51690
      HITACHI RAU014AVEA 4 1.2 49690
      HITACHI RAU012HVEA 4 1 48690
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
      SHARP AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      HITACHI RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      DAIKIN FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
      HITACHI RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190

  • 9051733633

    Room size 11*10.5*11(height), 2 floor of 5 storied building, city-Kolkata, No of person-3, In the morning Sun falls in one side of the wall other 3 sides are blocked by other room. Kindly suggest tonnage, Also suggest Split inverter AC of the suggested tonnage.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1.1 tons. So we recommend you to go for 1/1.1 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      HITACHI RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
      HITACHI RAU013IUEA 4 1 51111
      HITACHI RAU012HVEA 4 1 48690
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
      SHARP AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      HITACHI RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      DAIKIN FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
      HITACHI RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190
      DAIKIN FTKP35PRV16 3.46 1 37690

  • DR DJB

    dear bijli bachao team,

    sub: which is the best air conditioner for my bedroom and how much ton ac would be ideal?

    location: powai ,mumbai

    floor: 5th floor in 20 storey building

    room size: 10 feet x 10 feet x 10 feet

    hours of use: approx : 5 hrs night time
    3 hrs day time

    regards

    Dr DJB

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Dr DJB,
      According to our calculation your room requires 0.7 tons of cooling. So we recommend you to go for a 0.75/0.8 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 0.75/0.8 ton inverter AC

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      DAIKIN FTKM25PRV16 3.85 0.75 35490
      SHARP AH-XP10LV 3.82 0.8 27711
      GENERAL ASGA09JGCA 3.57 0.75 NA
      DAIKIN FTKP25PRV16 3.46 0.75 30190
      GENERAL ASGG09JLCA 3.42 0.75 35490
      PANASONIC CS-YS9RKY 3.38 0.75 33390
      DAIKIN FTKE25GV1 3.35 0.75 27490

  • http://nil ketan kadakia

    wE HAVE WEEKLY 15/20 HOURS OF WORKING OF A.C. .sHOULD WE GO FOR iNVERTER OR WITHOUT INVERTER? PL ADVISE.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ketan,
      For 15/20hrs weekly usage of AC you do not need to go for an inverter AC.

  • Ayush Agarwal

    Hi,
    I am looking to buy IFB IACS18KA3TP. Please suggest how is the working of the ac and also suggest if you have any other model in this price range. I am residing in Hyderabad and temperature here is around 42-44 degrees. My room size is 15X12X12. Electricity consumption is also considered.

    Thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ayush,
      Is your room on top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it on a lower floor? What is your usage of AC in hrs/yr? And is your usage mostly at night or during daytime?

  • Goutam Saha

    I need a 1 ton & a 1.5 ton split Inverter ac. And I am looking for Hitachi and Daikin. So, which Brand will be better?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Goutam,
      Both Hitachi and Daikin are top brands in the market of AC. So you can go for either of them according to your preference.

      You can look at these 1 ton inverter AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU013EUEA 4 41980
      HITACHI RAU013IUEA 4 51111
      HITACHI RAU012HVEA 4 48690
      HITACHI RAU012HUEA 3.8 40900
      DAIKIN FTKM35PRV16 3.63 43450
      HITACHI RAU012KVEA 3.63 43190
      DAIKIN FTKP35PRV16 3.46 37690
      DAIKIN FTKE35GV1 3.35 32990

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850
      DAIKIN FTKV50NRV16 3.4 44490
      HITACHI RAU018KVEA 3.4 51690

  • Aayush

    Hi, I am currently using an O General 1.5 ton 5 star window AC, however it has stopped working. Looking for a new, less electricity consuming window AC. Budget is max 30k. My room size is 10ft x 8ft x 10ft. Please give your valuable suggestion. I have to buy one urgently. Interested in Hotachi or O general or anything better.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Aayush,
      Which city do you live in? And is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it on a lower floor?

      If your calculation of 1.5 tons of cooling for your room is right you can look at this BEE 5star 1.5 ton window ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAW518KUD 3.35 31333
      PANASONIC CW-KC1814YA 3.33 28830
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 DY 3.31 26880
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 LY 3.31 26880
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 MY 3.31 27000
      HITACHI RAV518HTD 3.3 31440

  • Javed

    Sir

    Which one is better cheep and best
    Career novilo plus 1.5 t 3*
    Hitachi kaze plus 1.5t 3*
    Volta’s exutive 1.5 3*
    Plz suggest

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Javed,
      Among the given models Hitachi has the best EER.

    • Satinder K. Verma

      Satinder K. Verma

      I am living in Amritsar, Punjab. In summer the temperature can soar around 45-48 degrees. The size of the room is 12X12X12 and being single story, the roof of the room is exposed to sun through out the day. Please suggest a split AC brand. Should I go for 1.2 ton or 1.5 ton AC ? Power consumption shall also be a factor. My daily usage is 6-7 Hrs a day for 5-6 months.

      Thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Satinder,
      According to our calculation your room requires 2 tons of cooling during peak summer daytime. And it requires 1.6 tons of cooling during night time. So if your usage is mostly at night we recommend you to go for a 1.5 ton inverter AC. It is ideal for night usage and will work relatively well during daytime. Also the power consumption of inverter AC is about 30% less compared to a normal BEE 5star AC.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5DAWK 3.82 53500
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 50333
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 48488
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

  • VK SARMA

    VK SARMA
    My flat bed room facing North 12 x 12 x 10 (height). South wall had a window and west wall had abig wooden cupboard. This is fourth flour of five flours Apartment, which is located inAnakapalli near 40 kM to Visakhapatnam ,Andhra pradesh. Now I want to buy a Hitachi Ac Split model 5 star or inverter. I can invest upto Rs.36000/- in strict budget. My usage is in normal days 3 to 4 hours and 12 hours during summer 4 months. Please suggest me a suitable Ac for my flat.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mr Sarma,
      Earlier you had said that height of your room is 12ft. At 10ft height the cooling required by your room would be reduced to 1.2 tons. So you can go for either a 1/1.1 ton inverter AC or a BEE 5star 1.2 ton AC. An inverter AC is about 30% more energy efficient compared to a BEE 5star AC.

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter AC’s around 36k

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      Carrier Kurve Inverter (1.0T) 3.45 1 35500
      Haier HSU-12CKCS(R2DB) 3.4 1 25370
      Daikin FTKE35GV1 3.35 1 32990

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.2 ton ACs UNDER 36k:

      Brand Name Model Number EER(W/W) Price
      HITACHI RAU514HUDD 3.64 33300
      HITACHI RAU514HUDDZ 3.64 35805
      VOLTAS 1.2T 155 CY 3.55 30390

    • VK SARMA

      Thank you very much to Bijili Bacheo Team for your apt reply in time. I want to buy SHARP 1.1ton Ac inverter through online(snapdeal) After through enquiry of reviews of consumers who bought at online expressed their opinion on WARRANTY of the respected product. Online stores are not provide warranty facility to the Airconditioners. So is it advisable to buy through online.please give valuable suggestion.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi,

      SHARP website specifically mentions that it will not provide warranty on products sold through Snapdeal. We have seen several people having problems regarding warranty on online purchase. So we would not recommend purchasing online.

    • VK SARMA

      Hi Bijili Bacheo Team,
      I also search in Flipkart website for split Acs(suggested models by you). I think after thorough reading of all reviews of customers that some of them expressed their dissatisfaction on warranty of the product. So finally asked you Is it advisable to avoid buying Airconditioners in Flipkart or any website? Please clarify this doubt.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mr Sarma,
      Yes it is advisable to avoid buying AC online, as most of the brands do not provide warranty for ACs bought online.

  • Sidharth Kriplani

    HI I am from Delhi.I need to buy an INVERTER AC (it being an inverter AC is a compulsion), of 1.5 ton capacity, Split, 5 star. Please suggest me some really good AC models. I don’t need other facilities like dehumidifiers, dust filters etc. Usage is around 1500 hrs/year. Thank You.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sidharth,

      You can look at these most efficient 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5DAWK 3.82 53500
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 50333
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 48488
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

  • Debadrita

    Hi,

    I need a 1.5 ton 3 star AC. Which one will be better,Hitachi or LG? or anyone else?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Debadrita,

      Among Hitachi and LG, Hitachi is the better brand.

      You can look at these BEE 3star 1.5 ton AC

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU318HUD 3.29 35444
      HITACHI RAU318HVD 3.29 39990
      HITACHI RAU318EVD 3.29 41290
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-H18VA 3.29 43630
      CARRIER DURAEDGE PLUS K+ (1.5T) 3.27 38000
      DAIKIN FTC50PRV16 3.25 32490
      BLUESTAR 3HW18HAF 3.24 33333

  • Devish

    Dear Team,

    I stay in Gurgaon. I have 1BHK house on ground floor and one room on the first floor located on top of ground floor bedroom. I want to buy AC for ground floor bedroom size 12×12. None of the wall is exposed to direct sunlight.
    Please suggest which AC is best for us. Our usage will be 4-6hrs in 24hrs.

    Regards,
    Devish

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Devish,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.2 tons of cooling. For your usage we would recommend you to go for a BEE 5star 1.2 ton AC.

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.2 ton ACs.

      Brand Name Model Number EER(W/W) Price
      HITACHI RAU514HUD 3.8 36740
      HITACHI RAU514EUDA 3.8 38900
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Series Platinum 3.71 37444
      HITACHI RAU514HUDD 3.64 33300
      HITACHI RAU514HUDDZ 3.64 35805
      WHIRLPOOL Magicool Series Platinum 3.61 38100
      HITACHI RAU514ITDA 3.6 38600
      VOLTAS 1.2T 155 CY 3.55 30390
      HITACHI RAU514ITD 3.45 38600

    • Devish

      Hi Team,

      Thank you very much for reply!

      Regards,
      Devish

    • Devish

      Hi Team,

      I want to Purchase window AC not split. From the above list only WHIRLPOOL Magicool Series Platinum 3.61 is window AC. Would you please suggest if any other window AC I can purchase?

      Regards,
      Devish

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Devish,

      You can look at these BEE 5/4 star 1.2/1.1 ton window AC:

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage star_rating price
      WHIRLPOOL Magicool Platinum V (1.2 T) 3.46 1.2 5 24433
      LG LWA3BP5A 3.36 1.1 5 25222
      LG LWA3GT5A 3.36 1.1 5 26488
      HITACHI RAV513HUD 3.35 1.1 5 27588
      HITACHI RAT513HTD 3.25 1.1 4 27400
      HITACHI RAV513HTD 3.2 1.1 4 25850

  • Saurabh Singh

    Also, other things being equal, what will be the extra electricity unit consumption for eer difference of say 0.25, over a period of 10 hours for instance.

    Regards,
    Saurabh

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Depends on tonnage and cooling capacity. If it is for 1.5 ton AC with 5275 watts cooling capacity (exact 1.5 ton) and if say power consumption of 1st AC is “a” and that of 2nd AC is “b”, then the formula becomes (5275/a) – (5275/b) = 0.25 …. difficult to say what is the value of “a” and “b” without knowing either one. If it is a 1 ton AC with 3516 watts cooling capacity (exact 1 ton) then formula becomes (3516/a) – (3516/b) = 0.25 … again value of “a” will determine value of “b”.

      So it is not easy to tell the difference :).

  • Saurabh Singh

    Hi BB team, thanks for your earlier advice though still I have few doubts:-

    1) What apart from eer should be parameter for energy efficiency e.g. SAMSUNG AR18HV5DAWK 1.500 ton (cooling capacity 5000 w) consumes 1310 w and has eer 3.82, whereas HITACHI RAU019CVEA 1.5 ton (with better cooling capacity 5510w) consumes 1448 w (more than samsung) but has almost same eer of 3.81. So keeping eer equal which one is more energy efficient and why?

    2) Which one among SAMSUNG AR18HV5DAWK, HITACHI RAU019AVEA and DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 is the best buy, considering they all have almost same eer and also considering maintenance cost, as you pointed out that SAMSUNG AR18HV5DAWK has high maintenance cost in harsh climate (I live in Lucknow) and after sales service. Also please review remaining two.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Saurabh,

      Typically with inverter ACs the EER is lower at cooling capacity more than marketing capacity while it is higher at lower cooling capacity. From that sense Hitachi RAU019CVEA looks better as it will have more EER at cooling capacity of 5000 W. Also Hitachi AC will have higher upper range of cooling capacity. So from that perspective Hitachi would be better.

      Now as far as other two brands are concerned here are some inputs:

      Hitachi: It is a brand which is considered as one of the top AC brands. Many people specifically ask for Hitachi. However we have heard of some complaints about their noise levels. We have also heard that its service it a bit patchy at some places (however we have not heard about its service in Lucknow). RAU019AVEA is a model from latest Kashikoi series from Hitachi which has high operating temperature (52 degrees), advanced sensors and auto clean technology. It can be great for lucknow as the outdoor temperature goes quite high over there in summers. Hitachi has copper condenser with anti corrosion coating and so it will be durable in most situations.

      Daikin: Great brand with great products. However a bit expensive. Their costs does not include cost of copper piping and installation which one has to pay separately. High Operating Temperature for FTKM is 46 degrees, so you will have to make sure that the outdoor unit does not face direct sun. Daikin has copper condenser with anti corrosion coating and so it will be durable in most situations.

    • Saurabh Singh

      Thanks for the reply, though i must confess that I’m really confused but am inclined towards Daikin FTKM series (1315 w power consumption wit 5000 w cooling capacity). It also has good reviews like its FTKP predecessor. But what about SAMSUNG AR18HV5DAWK (you did not mention) with best eer and lowest power consumption with 5000 w cooling capacity. But it is having poor rating and reviews (Why so?) and not many people seem to be using/buying it, despite the band value of Samsung. And you also mentioned somewhere about its frequent maintenance.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Saurabh,

      Samsung AR18HV5DAWK has Parallel Flow Condensers that are pure aluminium. If you live in harsh climate then there is high chance of failure of the condenser. However Samsung has started giving 5 years warranty on the condenser as well. Samsung is a good brand, however if you compare its brand value in Air Conditioners, then Daikin will turn out better.

    • Saurabh Singh

      Thanks a lot BB team, that really helped.

  • http://www.facebook.com/554653373 Kaustubh Bhandari

    Hi,
    I stay in Pune and looking for AC for my bed room.
    My bedroom size is 14×11 with 10 ft height with 2 wardrobe and a bed. Only west side wall is exposed to sunlight in noon for couple of hrs.
    I don’t need max cooling but 24c is fine. also usage is only through summer nights and may be October nights. Don not want much electric bill shocks but don’t mind in investing in good AC for long term usage and lower maintenance. I have shortlisted Hitachi RAU514AVD and RAU012KVEA. But not all dealers are having these machines. Please suggest optimum model, also i won’t mind other leading brands.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Kaustubh

    • http://www.facebook.com/554653373 Kaustubh Bhandari

      Mine is 3rd floor out of 4 floor building.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kaustubh,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.2 tons of cooling. So we recommend you to go for Hitachi RAU514AVD it has an EER of 3.8. Hitachi is a great brand and there products are of good quality.

  • Chirag Mehta

    Hi BB Team,

    I reside in Kolkata, West Bengal. I am looking to purchase an AC for 12*11*9 (approx. 1200 cub.sq.ft) room. The room is located at 4th floor, being the topmost one below the terrace. Two of the walls are exposed to sun. The expected usage would be throughout the year, except 3-4 winter months. Usage is expected to be less than 1000 hours.

    Would be grateful if you could guide me appropriate AC to buy. Budget should not be a factor.

    Thanks in advance.

    Chirag

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Chirag,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1 tons of cooling during night time. And 1.3 tons of cooling during peak summer daytime. If budget is not an issue we recommend you to go for 1/1.1/1.2 ton inverter AC. Inverter AC is about 30% more energy efficient compared to a BEE 5star AC.

      You can look at these 1/1.1/1.2 ton inverter ACs :

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      HITACHI RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
      HITACHI RAU013IUEA 4 1 51111
      HITACHI RAU014CVEA 4 1.2 54690
      HITACHI RAU014IVEA 4 1.2 51690
      HITACHI RAU014AVEA 4 1.2 49690
      HITACHI RAU012HVEA 4 1 48690
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
      SHARP AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      HITACHI RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      DAIKIN FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
      HITACHI RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190

  • pramod sharma

    He BBTeam,
    I am pramod from varanasi (UP) My room size is 13*20 and it is situated on first floor, direct sunlight over the ceiling all day but direct sunlight does not come into the room. My daily usage is 10-12 hours in a day. Please suggest me a suitable split Ac in term of Brand, Electricity Comsumption, EER value, tone and After sales service. price range upto 40,000.
    Thanks
    PRAMOD SHARMA

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Pramod,
      According to our calculation your room requires 2.8 tons of cooling during peak summer daytime. And about 2.2 tons of cooling during night time. Your usage is very high and even if your usage is at night you would have to at least go with a BEE 5star 2 ton AC. A BEE 5star 2 ton AC would cost about 45k-50k.

  • Mohan Negi

    I am from Mohali Chandigarh. i need a suggestion for a perfect AC in terms of Low Power consumption, maximum cooling & low maintenance cost.
    My room size is 21 feet(L) x 9 feet(B) x 9.5 feet (H). Roof of the room has direct sun exposure till 3 PM & no other wall is exposed to direct Sunlight. Usage will be from May to Sept but no idea about how many hours in a day.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mohan,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.9 tons of cooling. Since you want an AC with low power consumption and maximum cooling. We recommend you to go for a 1.8 ton inverter AC. The AMC of inverter AC is about 500-1000Rs more than that of a normals split AC. But you can save much more in electricity as inverter ACs are about 30% more energy efficient compared to a BEE 5star AC.

      You can look at these 1.8 ton inverter ACs

      brand model eer_ratio price
      DAIKIN FTKP60PRV16 3.4 57690
      DAIKIN FTKV60NRV16 3.4 52990

  • Shubh Agrawal

    I Need A 1.5 Ton AC For My Room , I am Confused Between Panasonic CS/CU-KC18PKY And Godrej GSC-18 FG 8 MOG …… Plz Solve My Query As Soon As Possible ……………. Plz Plz Plz Plz

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shubh,
      Among the given models Godrej GSC-18 FG 8 MOG has better EER. Godrej is a good brand so if you want you can go for it.

  • varun

    Bijli Bachao Team,
    i live in kalyan, maharashtra. my room is on the ground floor and it doesn’t receive much sunlight the size of my room is 10*10*9. my budget is rs 21000-27000 . i need your expertise on this.

    • L.Sikandar ali

      Hai
      I want to buy split ac for my bedroom room size is 12×10×11 I am from Andhra Pradesh kurnool dist temperature go’s up to 42°c which ac sutabul for me I can use 10to15 hours per day up to 6monthsplease suggests good ac

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mr Sikandar,
      Is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it on a lower floor? (This is to calculate the tonnage of AC required for your room)

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      A 0.75 ton AC would be sufficient for your room. You can look at these:

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage star_rating price
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK10VA 3.65 0.75 5 26603
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC SRK10CLV-6 3.55 0.8 5 27790
      BLUESTAR 5HW09SA 3.51 0.75 5 27988
      DAIKIN FT25MV16+R25MV16 3.4 0.75 4 26580
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-G10VC 3.31 0.75 4 25125

  • Kaushik Mukherjee

    Dear Team,

    Thanks for your suggestion. It has been very useful. I will give my feedback, once I start using Sharp.

    Regards,
    Kaushik

  • AV

    Hi’
    I am looking to buy 1.5ton split inverter ac. After some research and store visits the popular opinion has been to decide between daikin ftkp50prv16 or the samsung triangle inverter ac 18jv5nbwk (stronger warranty on both inverter and condensor). Unable to decide as the samsung comes with all the installation inckuded and a massive service network whereas diakin is a leader in the ac market. Can you advise, cant find any reviews for samsung triangle ac. Also should i consider any other brand as i am getting both of these at a similar price. Thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Anuj,

      Samsung triangle inverter is having higher EER (or Energy Efficiency) as compared to the Daikin FTKP model. You will also find Samsung to be cheaper as Daikin prices do not include installation costs (piping, etc). However Samsung model has parallel flow aluminium condenser. It is highly energy efficient however in harsh corrosive climates it can involve a lot of maintenance.

  • Kaushik Mukherjee

    Hi,

    Big thanks for your reply. I don’t know any of my friends or collegue has bought Sharp AC. Do you think it is a good brand, I can trust. For both of my rooms you have suggested 1.1 Ton. Will it be good enough for the bigger room ?

    Regards,
    Kaushik

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kaushik,

      Sharp is a great brand. It is quite known for ACs internationally. It is relatively new in India but we have received positive feedback for the same from various people. And its not too pricey as well. Also if your room is not too hot and is on lower floors, then 1.1 ton inverter should be sufficient even for the bigger room.

  • mafid

    How is Videocon VSD35.RV1-MDA for 11×12 room on 6th floor out of 14. Usage is 10-12 hours a day and budget is 28000.? There is a sun facing window and wooden door next to it.
    Thanks for your valuable suggestion.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mafid,
      Which city do you live in? And for how many months are you going to use the AC?

    • mafid

      I live in Multi storey apartment in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
      My usage is for 4 months (May-August) in a year for 12 hours a day.
      I am confused between
      Videocon VSD35.RV1-MDA
      and
      LG LSA3NP5A
      If you have any other better recommended AC for me (Split), kindly let me know.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mafid,
      Among the models you have given LG LSA3NP5A has better EER. LG is a good brand. LG uses PFC condensers which are made of aluminium which are prone to corrosion in humid areas. So if your area is humid we recommend you to go for Videocon VSD35.RV1-MDA. Otherwise you can go for LG LSA3NP5A.

    • mafid

      Thanks for the reply. We do have load shading problems but Generator backup starts in seconds. Can you tell me any of the model I specified will work under 1KVA backup? I will not use any other gadgets , just need to run an AC on 1KVA generator power backup

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mafid,

      None of the models can work in 1 KVA backup. It is not possible to run an AC on 1 KVA backup. 1 ton AC needs at least 3 KVA backup and 1.5 ton AC needs 5 KVA backup. This is because regular ACs need high startup current. Only AC that can work in a 1 KVA backup is 0.75 ton inverter technology AC.

    • mafid

      But I have a Lloyd 1 Ton Lp12t Portable Air Conditioner which runs fine on 2KVA generator backup

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      If you want you may try running your AC on 1 KVA backup. But as per our understanding it will not work.

  • Ravi

    He BBTeam,
    I am ravi from Rohini sec-1, Delhi. My room size is 10*10 and it is situated on first floor, direct sunlight over the ceiling all day but direct sunlight does not come into the room. My daily usage is 10-12 hours in a day. Please suggest me a suitable split Ac in term of Brand, Electricity Comsumption, EER value, tone and After sales service. price range upto 40,000.
    Thanks
    Ravi

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ravi,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.2 tons of cooling. Since your usage is high we would recommend you to go for a 1.1 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1.1 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 37896
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 31700

  • Vijayakumar B

    Hi Sir,I am vijay from kakinada AP. I would like to buy inverter AC for my home which is about 11*10*11. I am going for 1.5 tn since it has window that gets west sunlight and also no top floor. We have seen panasonic model “panasonic ts18rky”. Unfortunately this is not in the top 10 list and not even single panasonic model is there. Can you please let me know this model is good in terms power consumption and other factors.i am getting it for 50k through some dealer.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vijayakumar,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.4 tons of cooling. So A 1.5 ton inverter AC is ideal for you.
      The list that we have given is purely based on EER with the most efficient AC rated first. That is why panasonic ts18rky did not feature in the list. But panasonic ts18rky is a good model it has an EER of 3.44 which is quite good. Panasonic is a good brand and their products are of good quality so if you want you can go for it.

  • Kaushik Mukherjee

    Dear team,

    I live in Kolkata. I am planning to install two Split AC in my room. One room is 140 Sqft and other is 154 sqft. My flat is on 1st floor and it not too hot as there is no direct sunlight. Each AC will run for 1300 hours in a year. My budget is approx Rs. 40,000 per AC. Please suggests few model that I should buy and with the capacity.

    Regards,
    Kaushik

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kaushik,
      According to our calculation your first room (140sqft) requires a cooling of 1.2 tons and your second room (154sqft) requires a cooling of 1.3 tons. So based on your usage we recommend you to go for a 1.1 ton inverter AC for both your room.

      You can look at these 1.1 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 37896
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 31700

  • raj

    sorry i forgot to mention that i am 80km away from bangalore and the temperature ranges from 18 to 37 degrees celsius. i need to keep the airconditioner running 25 days a month..

  • raj ortho

    I have 10ft X 10 ft x 10ft height consultation room, with all the three walls not exposed to direct sunlight. i have a floor on the top so the roof is also not exposed to sun. i need the airconditioner working from 1500 hrs to 2100 hrs. the door needs to be opened every 10 min. the cost of per unit electricity is rs.10. i am confused whether to opt for 0.75 ton / 1 ton or 3 star / 5 star / inverter airconditioner. inverter ac would be running at the higher capacity thus running higher electricity bills, fixed tonnage 0.75 ; 3 star or 5 star would it suit me..? kindly advise. thanks in advance and keep the good work going.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Raj,
      According to our calculation your consultation room requires 1 tons of cooling. Your usage is quite high and tariff is also very high. So we recommend you to go for a 1 ton inverter AC. Won’t the door after opening be closed soon? So rest of the time inverter AC would be working at lower tonnage and saving electricity. Inverter ACs are about 30% more energy efficient compared to a BEE 5star AC.

      You can look at these 1 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU013EUEA 4 41980
      HITACHI RAU013IUEA 4 51111
      HITACHI RAU012HVEA 4 48690
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 44800
      HITACHI RAU012HUEA 3.8 40900
      HITACHI RAU012KVEA 3.63 43190
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.0T) 3.45 35500
      CARRIER Superia Plus K+ (1.0T) 3.36 41550
      BLUESTAR CNHW12CAF 3.21 39735
      GENERAL ASGG12JLCA 3.2 37490

  • Deepak Srivastava

    I am from Pune living in 3rd floor of 7 storey building. My bedroom size is 11ft x 15ft, its facing to west so having direct sun light from 12pm till evening. Room is having a wardrobe of size 2ft x 5ft. My usage is about 2 hrs in day and 3 hours in night for 3 months in a year. Pls suggest me a suitable split AC.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Deepak,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1.4 tons. Since your usage is less we recommend you to go for a BEE 3star 1.5 ton AC.

      You can look at these BEE 3star 1.5 ton AC

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU318HUD 3.29 35444
      HITACHI RAU318HVD 3.29 39990
      HITACHI RAU318EVD 3.29 41290
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-H18VA 3.29 43630
      CARRIER DURAEDGE PLUS K+ (1.5T) 3.27 38000
      DAIKIN FTC50PRV16 3.25 32490
      BLUESTAR 3HW18HAF 3.24 33333

  • Jay

    Hii,
    This is Jay from Ahmedabad, I am planing to buy an Split AC.
    Room size is 100 sq. ft. with no direct sunlight. Room is having only one queen size bed.
    Usage 6-8 hours daily for 3 months in a year.

    plz guide me.

    Thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Jay,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1 tons of cooling. So for your usage we would recommend you to go for a BEE 3star 1 ton AC.

      You can look at these BEE 3star 1 ton ACs.

      Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Price
      HITACHI RAU412HTD 3.29 29100
      HITACHI RAU412HTDD 3.28 28600
      HITACHI RAU312KUDB 3.28 29177
      HITACHI RAU312HUDD 3.28 29800
      DAIKIN FTC35PRV16+RC35PRV16 3.25 28390
      BLUESTAR 3HW12FA 3.19 27333
      BLUESTAR 3HW12FB 3.19 26542

  • Paresh Bhalia

    Hi,
    I leave in Navi Mumbai, 1 BHK flat @ ground floor, 6 people joint family, AC needed to positioned in Hall (12ft(L) x 10 ft (W) x 10ft (H)). Hall having 1- Main door, 1- door to bed room(10ft x 10ft), 1-entry with no door to kitchen(8ft x 8 ft).Hall is completely surrounded by neighbor flat, bed room wall & kitchen wall. None of the walls are facing to direct sunlight. Fridge, TV, Tubelight, Fan are on continuous usage, approx. monthly electric bill of RS 1000/- month is expected.
    Please advise for a Split AC with its Tonnage , Star rating, brand to go for, good after sales service, low maintenance cost & operational cost, extended warranty would be preferred.

    My expected usage of AC would be 2-3 hours in day and 4-5 hours at night during summer day only. I would be much conservative with the electricity consumption as well.

    Thanks & regards,

    Paresh
    Navi Mumbai

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Paresh,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1 tons of cooling. If your usage is less than 900hrs/yr we recommend you to go for a BEE 5star 1 ton AC. If it is more than 900hrs/yr we recommend you to go for 1/1.1 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1 ton ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.0T) 3.76 35988
      DAIKIN FTF35PRV16+RF35PRV16 3.6 32433
      HITACHI RAU512HUDD 3.52 32699
      HITACHI RAU512KUDB 3.52 29488
      HITACHI RAU512KTDB 3.52 30888
      HITACHI LRAU512KTDB 3.52 29590
      BLUESTAR 5HW12SA 3.51 30244
      BLUESTAR 5HW12ZCW 3.51 31377
      BLUESTAR 5HW12ZCS 3.51 31377
      BLUESTAR 5HW12ZCR 3.51 31877

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      HITACHI RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
      HITACHI RAU013IUEA 4 1 51111
      HITACHI RAU012HVEA 4 1 48690
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
      SHARP AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      HITACHI RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      DAIKIN FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
      HITACHI RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190
      DAIKIN FTKP35PRV16 3.46 1 37690

    • Paresh Bhalia

      Thanks for your prompt reply,
      Got few more queries-
      – Why is inverter AC used for, its merits & de-merits.
      – u didnt mentioned any indian brands- Voltas, godrej, electrolux, etc??? reason for not suggesting
      – What about the performance of the equipment of the brands mentioned, its after sales service, etc
      – Prices mentioned are approx price or final price????
      Please advise anything else to get a happy go lucky deal!!!

      Thanks in advance,

      Regards,
      Paresh

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Paresh,

      Here are our replies to your queries
      1) Inverter ACs are about 30% more energy efficient compared to a BEE 5star AC. Inverter ACs have a variable tonnage so A 1 ton inverter AC can work in the range of 0.2-1.2 tons. An inverter AC is able to adjust its tonnage according to the requirement of the room so when at night cooling required is less inverter AC works at lower tonnage and is more efficient. Whereas a fixed speed AC works at same tonnage only.
      2) The list is purely based on EER. The models with highest EER are placed at top. EER is energy efficiency ratio. More the EER more electricity the AC will save.
      3)All the ACs mentioned are of good quality. You can go for any according to your preference and budget. After sale service varies from city to city. So you have to check with your dealer for after sale service in your area.
      4)We source our prices from online sources like compareindia.

  • Ashish Agrwal

    Hi, I have apartment on 3rd floor in 12 story building in Bhiwadi (NCR). Looking to purchase a AC for Drawing cum Dining hall with minimum electricity consumption, durability and budget price (up to INR 55,000). Area is in L shape 18.30×11.50x 10 and 10.80x12x10. Highest Temp. is 47C. Usage 6 hours a day during 4 months in a year. Split AC point given one side only. so will prefer to have one AC only. Direct sunlight only one side towards East.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ashish,
      According to our calculation your room requires close to 3 tons of cooling. At your budget you can get a BEE 5star 2 ton AC, which is ideal for your usage. A 2 ton AC would be able to cool your room at night but it may fall a bit short during daytime. So we recommend you to keep the AC near the area where you require most cooling.

      You can look at these BEE 5 star 2 ton ACs

      brand model eer_ratio price
      CARRIER SUPERIA (2.0T) 3.64 50500
      HITACHI RAU524IUD 3.61 52400
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK24VA 3.57 51150
      VOLTAS 2.0T 245 DY 3.55 42988
      BLUESTAR 5HW24MA 3.52 44133
      GENERAL ASGA24FTTA 3.51 54533

    • Ashish Agrawal

      Thanks for your quick response, kindly advise about Sharp inverter AC. I have zeroed on this after reading detailed analysis about it and it’s Japanese origin, its patented technology features, it’s energy efficiency, cooling and aggressive pricing and plus service centre in the city. It is told about that 2 tons Ac will work like others 2.2 tons. Pls give your opinion.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ashish,

      Inverter ACs can always extend beyond their nominal capacity. So a 1 ton can extend to 1.2 ton, 1.5 ton can extend to 1.5 ton and 2 ton can extend to 2.2 ton. And Sharp is a great brand. It is quite known for ACs internationally. It is relatively new in India but we have received positive feedback for the same from various people. And its not too pricey as well.

  • Praveen Kumar

    I wanted to know which is a good or indeed the best Multi Split / cassette AC I can buy having around 2.5 to 3 T tonnage. Cooling is priority and then Power consumption.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Check Daikin, Sharp, Blue Star, LG, Hitachi. They all have good multi split inverter ACs.

  • Kausik Bhattacharjee

    I’m from Kolkata, where Humidity is the main reason for discomfort than Temp. Highest Temp. seldom goes beyond 40 Deg Centegrade, with high Humidilty.
    Volume of my Room is 1250 Cubic Feets (Wall to Wall and Celling to Floor measurements). Its the 1st Floor of a 3 storied building, which means there is a floor above my floor and one below. Only the Eastern wall is exposed to direct sunlight till 11 – 11:30am. There are two clear glass windows in Aluminium frames (4′ x 4′ & 4′ x 5′) fully covered with over sized dark colored curtains. We plan to use AC for 1200 – 1300 Hours annually. Pl. suggest us:

    1. Type of AC required – 3 Star or 5Star or Inverter and the optimum cooling capacity (Watts) & EER rating required.
    2. Pl. suggest a few brands and models with sleep timer and or Programmable mode to choose from
    3. Should we run Celling Fans while the AC is on ? Why ?

    Thanks & Regards
    Kausik Bhattacharjee
    Kolkata

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kaushik,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.1 tons of cooling. So based on your usage we would recommend you to go for 1/1.1 ton inverter AC.
      Almost all the ACs have sleep mode in it, we do not have the details about which AC has programmable mode.
      Yes it is recommended to keep the ceiling fan on while running AC. As it will increase the air circulation in the room. And AC will cool the room at much higher temperature, which will save electricity.

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      HITACHI RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
      HITACHI RAU013IUEA 4 1 51111
      HITACHI RAU012HVEA 4 1 48690
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
      SHARP AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      HITACHI RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      DAIKIN FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
      HITACHI RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190
      DAIKIN FTKP35PRV16 3.46 1 37690

  • Sujal

    I have Room A (L X W X H) 12 X 10 x 10.
    It has window east facing & south facing.
    It has door North facing (near east facing window) going to balcony.
    It has one another door at west facing going to another room B.

    Another room B’s size is (L X W X H ) 10 X 10 x 10.

    I’m looking for AC which can be used majorly in Room A (day & night) but occasionally in Room B (only in afternoon sometime) (by keeping door open between Room A & B).
    Total usage is 2 hrs in afternoon. 6 hours in night.
    Only for 3-4 months (summer time) in year

    AC can be only fitted in Room A.

    Room A is directly exposed to sun (in afternoon but not in evening & morning).
    Room B is not directly exposed to sun by any other means. Normally we used to seat in Room B as it is relatively cooler than Room A during afternoon.

    Please suggest me good AC for my purpose.

    • Sujal

      Forgot to mention that I’m living in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sujal,
      Is your house on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it on a lower floor?
      We do not recommend using a single AC for both room. Because the air throw of an AC will only reach up to a certain distance. And it will not cool the distance of two rooms.

  • beeju

    I intend buying 1.5 T ,3 star ,window air conditioner. Can you suggest the best five models and their makes

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Beeju,

      You can look at these BEE 3star 1.5 ton window AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAV318HUD 3.09 27430
      HITACHI RAW318KUD 3.09 28577
      CARRIER ESTRELLA PLUS (1.5T) 3.07 29488
      MIDEA Marvel MWF11-18CR2-QB8 3.07 NA
      ONIDA W183FLT 3.06 27000

  • Shivam

    Thanks for the suggestion.
    Earlier i was using window ac in this room as we have a provision for the same in our room. So as you suggest inverter ac and as they are only available in split ac. So considering my usage and tariff, what do you recommend shall I go for a new inverter ac or 5 star window ac.

    Thanks in advance!!

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shivam,
      Based on your usage we would recommend you to go for an inverter AC.

  • shailesh

    M at Gandhinagar.
    Want to buy 2 Nos. Inverter AC.
    Room No.1 details size 12 x 10.
    3 wall common with other room. One wall west facing with glass 7′ x 6′.
    Room No.2:Size 12 x10
    2 wall common with other room. other 2 wall facing with west and south with glass 7′ x 6′ and galss window of 3′ x3′.
    Please suggest the appropriate ac.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shailesh,
      Is your house on top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it on a lower floor?

    • shailesh

      Middle floor i.e. 3rd floor in 5 floor storeyed flat.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shailesh,
      According to our calculation both your room requires 1.1 tons of cooling. So we recommend you to go for 1/1.1 to inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      HITACHI RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
      HITACHI RAU013IUEA 4 1 51111
      HITACHI RAU012HVEA 4 1 48690
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
      SHARP AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      HITACHI RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      DAIKIN FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
      HITACHI RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190
      DAIKIN FTKP35PRV16 3.46 1 37690

    • http://yahoo Shaileh

      Thanks for providing me the accurate information.

  • https://plus.google.com/108779133736655849700 Atul Nahata

    Hi,

    I’m living in Chennai and the temperate across the year is generally hot and humid. We have two bed room and each of them would be approx 150 Sq feet. We have provision for window AC in the windows. Average usage will be 5-6 hours / day. Can you please suggest which AC I should go for.

    Regards
    Atul

    • https://plus.google.com/108779133736655849700 Atul Nahata

      My house is on second floor on a three stored building. Room has very little ventilation because the window is adjacent to wall and the flow of air is quite less. I would also like to understand does the window ac comes with inverter feature etc. if yes, please suggest me the model with that that option as well.

      Regards
      Atul

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Atul,
      Sorry for the earlier reply did not see your new comment. According to our calculation both your rooms would require 1.3 tons of cooling. Inverter ACs are not available in window AC models. The type of AC required for your room would depend on usage of AC in hrs/yr.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Atul,
      Is your room at the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it on a lower floor? And is your usage mostly at night or at day, and for how many months are you going to use the AC? What is your budget for both the ACs?
      We typically do not recommend people to go for window ACs as the star rating of window ACs is one level lower than that of split AC. Hence its efficiency is less compared to split AC.

  • Shivam

    Hi,

    I live in delhi.

    Thanks in advance!!

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shivam,
      Your room requires 1 tons of cooling. So based on your usage we would recommend you to go for 1/1.1 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      HITACHI RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
      HITACHI RAU013IUEA 4 1 51111
      HITACHI RAU012HVEA 4 1 48690
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
      SHARP AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      HITACHI RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      DAIKIN FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
      HITACHI RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190
      DAIKIN FTKP35PRV16 3.46 1 37690

  • Nepal Chandra Sinha

    I want to buy A.C with inverter technology 1.5 ton preferably diakin. please advise . Thank you N. c. sINHA email [email protected]

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mr Chandra,

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs from Daikin:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850
      DAIKIN FTKV50NRV16 3.4 44490
      DAIKIN FTKD50FVM 3.25 45000

  • varma

    I forgot to mention that we stay in ground floor in a independent house. We live in vizianagaram. Near vishakapatnam, andhra pradesh.
    Regards
    Varma

  • varma

    Team,
    We have two bedrooms sized 12 x 12. We are planning to take 2 air conditioners pl suggest us with best ac
    Thanking you
    Varma

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Varma,
      According to our calculation your rooms requires 1.5 tons of cooling. The type and rating of Ac for your room would depend on your usage of ACs in hrs/day and months/yr (separately)? And what is your budget for both the ACs?

  • Rafi

    Hi Team,

    After some market survey I’m able to get following A/c near about 35K .

    – Sharp AH-X15RET (1.25T)
    – Voltas Classic 155 CYa/Ca (1.2T )
    – HITACHI RAU514HUD (1.2T)
    – Hitachi RAU514HUDDZ (1.2T)
    – Carrier Durakool Star (1.5T)
    – Voltas Classic 185 CY (1.5T )
    – Blue Star 5HW18ZCW1 (1.5 T)
    – Blue star 5HW18ZCR (1.5T)
    – Blue Star 5HW18SA1 (1.5T)
    – Hitachi Logicool 518KUDB (1.5T)
    – PANASONICCS-KC18PKY-1/CU-KC18PKY-1
    – Daikin FTC50PRV16 (1.5T)
    – Daikin ATC50QRV16 (1.5T)
    – Onida S185TRD-LA (1.5T)
    – Onida S185DLF (1.5T)
    – Onida S185FLT-N (1.5T)

    I’m able to get only One Inverter A/c Sharp AH-X15RET ,How is this a/c ?
    Do I go with 1.25 Inverter (or) with 1.5 T Non Inverter A/c for my room size ?
    Can you suggest couple of Good A/c from Above ?
    Can I trust Onida above Voltas,Bluestar,Carrier ? I don’t find Onida in Market, I can get it only from Snap Deal.
    Also from above which models are 100% Copper ?

    Thanks for the Help !

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rafi,
      Among the models you have given we would recommend you to go for either Hitachi Logicool 518KUDB (1.5T) or Blue star 5HW18ZCR (1.5T). Hitachi model has higher EER and both the models have copper coils

    • Rafi

      Hi Team,

      I came to know from a sales mans that only Carrier,Daikin,Hitachi have 100% Copper i.e both condenser,coil and tubes are copper but bluestar is not 100% copper, is it true ?
      and suggested me the following 1.5 T models of 3,4,5 Stars with 100 % Copper

      some sales man also insisted to go for 3 star as it will have very little EER difference as compared to prices of 5,4 Star.

      – Hitachi Logicool 518KUDB , 5star -37,500/- w/o Kit
      – Carrier Superia , 5star – 37500 /-,
      – Carrier Midea Durakool Plus ,3star – 33,700 /-
      – Carrier Novello Plus,3Star – 32000/-
      – Carrier Midea Kurve , 4 Star – 42000/
      – Carrier Estrella ,4star – 41000/-
      – Carrier Duraedge Plus K+ , 3Star, 32200/-
      – Daikin FTC50PRV16 , 3star -33500/-
      – Sharp AHXP18SST (Inverter) 42000/-
      – Daikin Inverter FTKP50PRV16 – 40,000/-
      – Samsung Inverter AR18HV5NFWK – 43700/-
      – Lloyd Inverter LS18DCN – 43,000/-

      All excluding Installation

      Some also suggested that Inverter A/c are a failure for NCR Climate as they breakdown and hard to trouble shoot due to lack of Knowledge in New Inverter Technology, Is it True ?

      I’m little confused now on which model to select

      Is the models and data about Copper/Star Rating suggested by sales man are Genuine and appropriate ?

      ——-x———-x—————x——————-x——————-x—————–x————————x———————-x———————-x————x

      Can you please suggest me couple of good Inverter & Non Inverter models from above which will be a good deal interms of Condenser life , EER ,Cooling capacity Vs Price Tag .

      Also you can suggest couple of the good 3,4,5 A/c with 100% Copper.

      Waiting for your Detail Reply ,that will help me chose a right A/c. ?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rafi,
      Only Carrier and lloyd ACs are of 100% copper. Hitachi, Daikin and bluestar ACs have copper coils and blue fin condensers which are coated with anti corrosion coils. Which are very durable.
      The parts of inverter ACs are expensive but we have not heard of many failures in inverter AC. If the AC is properly maintained it won’t fail.

      For your usage we recommend you to go for an inverter AC, if you still do not want to go for inverter AC we recommend you to at least go for a BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC.

      Among the models you have given in inverter AC we recommend you to go for Daikin Inverter FTKP50PRV16 it has the best EER in inverter ACs. If you want to go for BEE 5star AC we recommend you to go for Hitachi Logicool 518KUDB it has the best EER in normal split ACs.

      Daikin and Hitachi are the leading brands in AC and there products are of good quality.

    • Rafi

      Hi Team,

      Thank you for the information that was use full and making my mind to invest in Inverter Models

      Can you share some information on Sharp Inverter Brand.

      Can I opt this brand for 46-47 degree Delhi Humid Temp ?
      I have seen lot of Split AC Stop working at this temp around NCR Region ,why is it so , any particular technical reason behind this ,can we overcome this,
      if Yes How ? Can Sharp Inverter AC with stand this Temp ?

      Can you Pls share your review on Sharp Inverter AH-X18SST-1.5T & Sharp AH-X15RET-1.25T models which are available to me.
      What is the Exact EER,of this models,
      Is the Condenser durable, Is it Copper or Aluminium with Blue Hydrophilic coat

      Will 1.25 T Sufficient for my room,I want to save some Bucks for Installation, if I can manage with 1.25T ?
      Are do I need to invest in 1.5 T

      Are this models imported (or) manufactured in India. ?

      Thankyou !

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rafi,

      We have a post on our website listing exact reasons why ACs do not work in NCR region during this time: https://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/possible-reasons-for-air-conditioner-not-cooling-properly.html

      You can go for an AC with high operating temperature (O General and Hitachi have such ACs that can work in up to 52 degrees). However If your outdoor unit is place in such a place that it does not get too hot over there, then even other regular ACs can work.

      We would not recommend SHARP 1.25 ton AC model because 1) It is an Old model and 2) It has low efficiency (you can better go for a BEE 5 star rated AC with high efficiency). However Sharp’s 1.5 ton AC models are great and you can certainly go for them. However even I am not able to find the specs for AH-X18SST. Most other 1.5 ton AC models are copper tube with aluminium fins with blue hydrophilic coat.

      By the way most ACs in market are Copper Tubes + Aluminium Fins with Blue Hydrophilic coat which are durable. The pure aluminium ones are parallel flow condensers (or MultiJet Condensers) which are different. Sharp ACs are manufactured in India (in Pune).

      As far as Sharp brand is concerned, we have got positive feedback about the products. However service is patchy at some places but in general positive feedback about the brand.

    • rafi

      Thank you .
      Any info on AH-X18SST Spec
      Do you suggest me to go with AH-X18SST ?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rafi,

      The specs of this model are not available anywhere online. Not even on Sharp’s website. So we cannot comment much on this.

  • Rohit Raj

    Dear BB Team,

    I am living in Gurgaon and my apartment is located on the 2nd Floor with total 3 floors in the building. Now I have a requirement for 2 ACs for my Bed Rooms. The details are as under

    – Bed Room #1 : Size 15’9″ x 13’9″ x 9’3″. Apart from a King size bed, there is a LED TV wall unit, a Recliner chair and a Wardrobe ( 7’6″ x 2’0″ x 9’3″) in the room. Of the four walls, two of them faces north and south whereas the rest are common with other rooms. There is a Glass door 7′ x 3′ on the wall facing North (opening up in a balcony) and a Sliding Glass window 9′ x 5′ on the wall facing west. The usage period is from Apr ~ Aug and approx. 8pm~6am on weekdays and additionally 11am~4pm on weekends.

    – Bed Room #2 : Size 13’9″ x 11’0″ x 9’3″. Apart from a Queen size bed, there is a small LED TV wall unit, and a Wardrobe ( 4’6″ x 2’0″ x 9’3″) in the room. Of the four walls, two of them faces north and east whereas the rest are common with other rooms. There is a Sliding Glass Window 8′ x 6′ on the wall facing east. The usage period is from Apr ~ Aug and approx. 11am~5pm & 9pm~6am on all days.

    Please advise me the Most appropriate ACs.

    Thanks.

    Rohit Raj

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rohit,
      According to our calculation your first bedroom requires a cooling of 1.8 tons. Since your usage is high we recommend you to go for a 1.8 ton inverter AC.
      Your second room requires a cooling of 1.4 tons. Since your usage is high we recommend you to go for a 1.5 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1.8 ton inverter ACs

      brand model eer_ratio price
      DAIKIN FTKP60PRV16 3.4 57690
      DAIKIN FTKV60NRV16 3.4 52990

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5DAWK 3.82 53500
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 50333
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 48488
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

  • Lakshmi Narayan

    Hi,
    Need your advise for a Split AC.
    Room Size – 10 ft. x 12 ft. Three walls common with other Rooms. Fourth wall facing west with a door ( 8 ft. x 2.5 ft.) & a window (4 ft. x 5 ft.).
    Need to run the AC for 4 months in a year & avg. 3-4 hrs./day.
    Room is located on 2nd floor (Total G+3).
    And I am putting up in Gurgaon
    Thanks.
    Lakshmi

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Lakshmi,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1 tons of cooling. So based on your usage we recommend you to go for a BEE 3star 1 ton AC.

      You can look at these BEE 3star 1 ton ACs.

      Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Price
      HITACHI RAU412HTD 3.29 29100
      HITACHI RAU412HTDD 3.28 28600
      HITACHI RAU312KUDB 3.28 29177
      HITACHI RAU312HUDD 3.28 29800
      DAIKIN FTC35PRV16+RC35PRV16 3.25 28390
      BLUESTAR 3HW12FA 3.19 27333
      BLUESTAR 3HW12FB 3.19 26542

  • Shivam

    Hi,

    I want to buy an ac for my office of size 13′(w)x8(l)’x9′(h) at second floor with half built on top of it. Average yearly usage will be 1200 hours.The cost of electricity in our area is Rs 10 per unit. Kindly suggest if I shall go for fixed speed air conditioner or inverter air conditioner.
    Also let me know what tonnage of ac should I look at .

    Thanks in advacnce!!

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shivam,
      Which city do you live in?(This is to calculate the tonnage of your room)
      At your usage and tariff we would recommend you to go for an inverter AC as they are about 30% more energy efficient compared to a BEE 5star AC.

    • Shivam

      Hi,

      I live in delhi.

      Thanks in advance!!

  • Sriram

    Hi BB Team,

    I am planning to buy an AC for my home in COIMBATORE. Room size is 10*16 , so i guess 1.5 ton will be sufficient.
    Can you please advice on the models which suits coimbatore climate ?

    • Sriram

      Also , i have two windows , one facing at West and one facing South.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sriram,
      Is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it on a lower floor? What will be your usage of AC in hrs/day and months/yr?

    • Sriram

      Hi Team,
      My room is on the ground floor (Our house has only ground floor)
      AC usage will be 6-7 hrs during night and 2-3 hrs during day
      Avg. summer temperature 35 °C
      Avg. winter temperature 18 °C
      Also pls comment if i need an inverter AC?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      How many months will you use the AC? If your usage is more than 1500 hrs in a year then it would be better to go for inverter tech AC.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sriram,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.5 tons of cooling. If your usage is greater than 1200hrs/yr we recommend you to go for an inverter AC, otherwise you can go for a BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC.

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU518EUDA 3.8 44450
      HITACHI RAU518HUD 3.8 41500
      HITACHI RAU518IUD 3.75 47777
      LG LSA5VP5D 3.6 35977
      DAIKIN FTF50PRV16+RF50PRV16 3.6 38733
      PANASONIC CS-XC18QKY/CU-XC18QKY 3.58 50916
      HITACHI RAU518ITD 3.56 43100
      LLOYD LS19A5SN 3.55 32877
      PANASONIC CS-KC18PKY-1/CU-KC18PKY-1 3.53 32800
      LLOYD LS19A5LN 3.52 32212
      GENERAL ASGA18FTTA 3.51 49500

  • Archit

    Hi BB Team,
    I have to buy ac for my showroom. Its roughly 350 sq feet in size and single storey building. I live in Panchkula. Which ton ac would suit me well. And as to be used in my showroom, least features are required as no need of sleep mode etc. Usage is approx 12 hrs per day for 4 months. Should I buy ac with inverter technology or simple star rated split ac?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Archit,
      According to our calculation your showroom requires 3.8 tons of cooling. Since your usage is high we recommend you to go for two inverter ACs one 2ton inverter AC and a 1.5 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5DAWK 3.82 53500
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 50333
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 48488
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

      You can look at these 2 ton inverter

      brand model eer_ratio price
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MSY-GE24VA 3.61 NA;
      LLOYD LS24GRIX 3.6 58990
      LLOYD LS24GRI 3.6 58990
      HITACHI RAU023EUEA 3.56 58950
      HITACHI RAU024CVEA 3.55 67790
      HITACHI RAU024IVEA 3.55 64790
      HITACHI RAU024AVEA 3.55 62790
      HITACHI RAU023HVEA 3.5 61790
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (2.0T) 3.49 61750
      CARRIER Superia Plus K+ (2.0T) 3.46 60750
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (2.0T) 3.38 55500

  • Arvind

    Hi BB team
    I am arvind from chandigarh.

    Please suggest me window and split ac for my room.Thanxs in advance.My room dimensions are 20*10 having 2 doors in east and south respectively,windows in west.My room is located on the top floor.It get direct sunlight whole day.After 11am its v.difficult to sit in the room till night.I had 1 split ac already installed on my other floor of voltas having range of 1.5 with 5 star and i am not satisfied with its performance because it doesnot make my room cool after 1pm.Sometimes it just give hot air.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Arvind,
      According to our calculation your room requires 2.2 tons of cooling during peak summer daytime. Can you tell us what will be your usage of AC in hrs/day and months/yr? And will it be mostly used at night or day? Also what is your budget for the AC?
      We generally do not recommend people to go for window ACs as the BEE star rating of window AC is one level lower than that of split AC and hence they are less efficient.

    • Arvind

      My usage is almost 2-3 hrs in night or you can say 4-5 hrs in day and night on weekends.My range is anything approx to 30,000

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Arvind,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.8 tons of cooling during night and 2.2 tons of cooling for peak summer daytime. So based on your usage we recommend you to go for a BEE 3star 1.8 ton AC but it would cost you about 40K:

      You can look at these BEE 3star 1.8 ton ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      DAIKIN FTC60PRV16 3.25 39333
      LG LSA6MP3D1 3.18 39999
      LG LSA6NP3A1 3.18 39400
      LG LSA6VP3D1 3.18 40400

  • Deepak

    hello sir,kindly suggest me a best split ac for 2 rooms,sizes of room is same 10*10*10 ground floor,no direct sunlight and there is room above of these rooms,i live in noida city,I wnt to install only one ac instead of two with exhaust fan in the partition wall of the rooms so that second room also get cool air,is it possible?if yes.then,plz suggest me hw much ton ac is suitable and as per the energy efficient ac whether inverter technology or bee 5 star ac is good for me to install. thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Deepak,

      ACs are ideally meant to cool an enclosed space. So firstly you have to make sure that both the rooms are closed. Also to calculate the size of the AC, volumes of both the rooms have to be considered. Now if we consider both the rooms together, then you need 1.8 tons of cooling. Which means if you go for a single AC then you need 1.5 ton inverter AC. If the usage is only at night then you may go for 1.5 ton fixed speed AC as well. However inverter technology AC will be more efficient. But the choice between the two will depend on your yearly usage of the AC in hrs/day and months/year. If your usage is more than 1500 hrs in a year, it would be better to go for inverter tech AC. Else you may go for BEE 5 star rated AC.

    • Deepak

      Hi BB team,
      Thanks fr ur suggestions.
      Firstly tell me about the difference between inverter ac and 5 star ac of 1.5 ton in terms of energy efficiency if my usage is around 6-8hrs/day for 6 month in a year,hw much money should be save by inverter technology ac as compared with normal ac as per the total consumption of electricity per year,also tell me servicing of inverter ac is costlier than fixed speed ac or not?
      and also suggest me as per my usage and area whether I go for 1.5 ton inverter ac or fixed speed ac as per ur guidance plz suggest some best models under 40k.
      Thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Deepak,
      A BEE 5star AC would consume about 1.2 units/hr and a 1.5 ton inverter Ac would consume about 0.9 units/hr. Assuming your usage is about 8hrs/day for 6 months=1440hrs/yr. A BEE 5star would consume about 1728(1.2*1440)units/yr. And An inverter AC would consume about 1296(0.9*1440)units/yr. So an inverter Ac would save about 432units/yr compared to a BEE 5star AC. Assuming in your area electricity cost is about Rs5/unit. An inverter AC would save about Rs2160/unit. An inverter AC cost about 5-6 thousand more than a BEE 5star AC. So you would recover the extra money spent in about 3 years time and after that you would be making savings in electricity. A 1.5 ton inverter ACs starting cost is about 43k.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs within 45K:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton ACs around 40k:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU518HUDD 3.64 38600
      DAIKIN FTF50PRV16+RF50PRV16 3.6 38733
      LLOYD LS19A5SN 3.55 32877
      PANASONIC CS-KC18PKY-1/CU-KC18PKY-1 3.53 32800
      LLOYD LS19A5LN 3.52 32212
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 CY 3.51 32450
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 EYS N 3.51 34888

  • Abhijeet

    The complete model name is Godrej GSC18 FGA5 WOG(1.5 T, 5 Star EER 3.55)

  • Abhijeet

    Dear BB Team,

    I purchased Godrej FGA5 WOG(1.5 T, 5 Star EER 3.55) AC for my 2nd bedroom considering I might move in a new house soon. This AC uses R290 instead of R22. Two things I would like to know-
    1. Reviews of this AC model?
    2. Comparison of R290 Vs R22 and which one is better? Is there any issue if the AC model has R290 as refrigerant?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Abhijeet,

      Godrej is a good brand in general. However it uses Parallel Flow Condensers (or aluminium condensers). If you live in a region with harsh climate (corrosive climate), it may not be durable for it. R290 is highly energy efficient with very low global warming potential. However it is flammable as it is a hydrocarbon. R22 is HCFC which has high global warming potential and is not as energy efficient as well.

    • Abhijeet

      Thanks BB Team

      So is there any risk if I keep my outdoor unit facing direct sunlight? Can it explode? Not sure how true my fear is. Please guide.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      I don’t think that will happen in any case. HC cannot catch fire in sunlight.

  • saheli das

    Hi Team,

    We are planning to buy an A.C. in Kolkata. The room size is 10*12 , East open and its on the top floor. On the East wall, there is a 6*5 window. The average usage will be 8 hrs/day in the summer days.Kindly suggest the best possible ac which are not only power saving but also good in quality.

    Regards,
    Saheli

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Saheli,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.3 tons of cooling during peak summer daytime. And it requires a cooling of 1 tons during night time use. So if your usage is mostly at night you can go for a 1/1.1/1.2 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1/1.1/1.2 ton inverter ACs :

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      HITACHI RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
      HITACHI RAU013IUEA 4 1 51111
      HITACHI RAU014CVEA 4 1.2 54690
      HITACHI RAU014IVEA 4 1.2 51690
      HITACHI RAU014AVEA 4 1.2 49690
      HITACHI RAU012HVEA 4 1 48690
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
      SHARP AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      HITACHI RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      DAIKIN FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
      HITACHI RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190

  • Divya Kapoor

    Dear BB Team,

    I am from Delhi.

    My room SIzes

    1. 13*13*10 with 8×9 window and door exposed to north side attracting direct sunlight after 2pm till evening and two 7×3 doors opening inside the house.

    2. 16*10*10 with 10×9 window and door exposed to north side attracting direct sunlight after 2pm till evening and one 7×3 doors opening inside

    Though we have a green net with 90% shade all over from the roof railing extending till the floor to protect the direct sunlight fall on the exposed windows and door which also helps in keeping away the scorching heat a little.
    Usage for both the rooms = 10hrs/day during summers. heater Usage during winters 10hrs.

    we already have one 9 fins oil and planning to buy one more 11 fins during the coming winter. please suggests if the heat and cool inverter ACs shall a worthy choice in this case and why, considering the extra cost spent in procuring those.

    i do not have a budget problem but i do want to judiciously spend on a value for money solution. would look forward to your recommendations.

    We are on the top floor where the roof receives the direct sunlight since morning till EoD. But, surprisingly, the ceiling have never been hot even during the hottest days(I found this out by literally checking this during summer). i think the over all environment of the surrounding does effect. please advise.

    need to know:

    1. the cooling quality/intensity and power consumption difference between the window and split ACs
    2. the availability of the inverter ACs in windows model
    3. the tonnage
    4. the type(5Star or inverter)
    5. the brand (considering the quality of the product, after sales service, their specific models)
    6. in case of Split ACs the outside unit shall be kept under some cover or can be kept in the open in the broad sunlight.
    7. any suggestions to find the best price available for those..
    8. how the ERR factors in deciding any model..

    appreciate your early revert and helping me buy these soon..

    Rgds
    Div

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Divya,
      According to our calculation your first room (13*13*10) require a cooling of 1.6 tons. And your second room requires a cooling of 1.5 tons. So for both the room we recommend you to go for 1.5 ton hot and cold inverter AC.

      Here are our responses to your queries
      1)There are very less efficient models in window AC compared to split AC.
      2)Inverter ACs are not available in window models
      3)Both your room requires 1.5 ton hot and cold inverter AC. Hot and cold inverter ACs are about 3-4 times more energy efficient compared to a room heater.
      4)For your usage we would recommend inverter AC.
      6) The outside unit should be kept under some cover, If outdoor unit is exposed to direct sunlight the efficiency of the AC will be reduced.
      7) Check online for best prices.
      8) We suggest you to look at this link it will help you understand the concept of EER : https://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/air-conditioner-selection-understand-tonnage-eer-cop-and-star-rating.html

      5)You can also look at these 1.5 ton hot and cold inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio eer_ratio_heat price
      CARRIER Superia 365 (1.5T) 4.16 4.62 52000
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK50ZMX-S 3.85 4.44 NA
      CARRIER Primo 3D Inverter (1.5T) 3.75 3.71 90000
      LG AS-W186C2U1 3.47 3.82 59388
      GENERAL ASGA18LFCA 3.42 3.68 39500
      CARRIER Elektra 365 Inverter (1.5T) 3.4 3.6 47488

      All the above brands are of good quality, For after sale service in your area you have to check with your salesman.

    • Divya Kapoor

      Thanks a lot ji..

      Also, please suggest how much impact would the distance of the outdoor unit and that of indoor unit bring to the cooling since the cool air need to travel from one unit to another.

      Secondly, in your recommendations, please advise that how choose among the choices mentioned i.e. basis the best price or the best ERRatio. since price wise general commands bbut ERR wise Carrier Superia whereas the price difference is huge..

      eagerly awaiting..

    • Divya Kapoor

      Also, please guide about the Duct free Technology as LG is advertising.. is it a sales gimmick or a worth consideration..

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Duct free is nothing but multi split unit which can be used instead of centralized air conditioning. Many other brands have multi split ACs where you can have one outdoor unit and multiple indoor unit. It does not remove piping requirement, it just saves ducting costs in a centralized air conditioner.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      How much is the distance between your indoor and outdoor units? Typically brands have a safe distance in their specifications. Like if you check tech specs on this link: http://www.samsung.com/in/consumer/home-appliances/air-conditioner/split-air-conditioner/AR18JV5DAWKNNA it says piping length of 30m. Beyond that it can impact performance.

      The choices that we give are based on best EER ratio. We also give price and give multiple brands so that people can make their choice. We give the top 10 most efficient ACs so that people can make a choice as per their preference. Also these prices are sourced from the internet so you may find the price in stores to be different from these. By the way we have got good feedback on Carrier Superia.

  • Shubhadip

    Hi BB team,

    I want to buy an inverter split AC for my 10 X 12 ft room. It’s a 2 storey building in Kolkata and I stay at top floor. Two 4 X 6 ft windows are there in South and East directions. South and East directions are open hence my room gets direct sunlight till mid of the day. Then the south facing side gets partial sunlight. West and North sides are inner walls of the house and the roof gets full sunlight.

    My ac usage will be maximum 7 to 8 hours per day assuming average 5 hours usage during daytime. I will be using the ac 7 months in a year.

    From better efficiency and savings prospective please suggest
    1) whether I should go for a 1.2 ton or 1.5 ton Inverter ac
    2) some ac models available in the market
    3) few techniques to reduce room temperature leakage.

    • Shubhadip

      In addition to my above query can you please let me know in which condition I can get better result from 5 start ac than a inverter ac for my room?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shubhadip,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.4 tons of cooling. Since your usage is high we recommend you to go for inverter AC.
      Here are our responses to your queries
      1) We recommend you to go for a 1.5 ton inverter AC, as if you go for 1.2 ton inverter AC it will work at full capacity during peak summer daytime. And therefore there would not be much electricity saving. Whereas a 1.5 ton inverter AC would save electricity.
      Inverter ACs are always more efficient than a BEE 5star AC. The only time BEE 5star AC would be more efficient than inverter AC is if inverter AC is working in full capacity. For example if a 1 ton inverter AC and a BEE 5star 1.2 ton AC has same EER and the requirement of room is 1.2 tons than a 1 ton inverter AC will work at its peak capacity and it will consume more electricity compared to a BEE 5star AC.

      2)You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

      3) You can check out this article to know more about reducing room temperature leakage : https://www.bijlibachao.com/save-electricity/insulation

  • Rajesh Sharma

    Hi Guys,
    thanks for all the effort you have been putting in to answer the questions.
    I live in Mumbai. I want your expertise to buy an AC for my bedroom. Its 15*15*10 approx. with a window on northern side. The room is on 4th floor of a 7 floor building. I want your suggestion to buy a spilt inverter or window ac. It will be used for 6-8 hours in the night and 3-4 hours in the afternoon in the daytime on weekends.
    Also, please let know that antibectria or dust-proof are a real thing or just marketing hokum by ac companies.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rajesh,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.6 tons of cooling. Since your usage is high we recommend you to go for a 1.5 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

      Many brands have plasma ion cluster technology and other features in their ACs to improve the air quality of the room by removing dust and bacteria.

    • Rajesh

      Thank you for your reply.

  • sam

    Hi
    I am in pune. A bedroom of 18x22x10 ft with almost 60% windows on 3 walls and the 4th wall is covered with wardrobe on the wall separating bathroom. The roof is concrete and terrace above. The bedroom is in southwest for this east facing house. With so many windows and large room size, 12″ brick wall, pune summers and many a times year round hot days, this room is asking for solutions. I am aware that it will need some working to seal and cut down leaks and light. However the ac is bound to drill holes in pocket.
    Please advise on type of ac, tonnage, star, invertor or without. I do plan to seal window space with proper glass and double glass pane and add a shelter of clay tiles roof on terrace but it would cost about 2.5 lac which is out of budget. Till then for high heat and high humidity, power cuts of about 6-8 hrs, how can I prevent losses of high compressor running at the starting of days use. Afternoon use about 4 hrs, night about 5 hrs. Preferably with timer for start and stop programming. Thanks – sam

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sam,

      Your room would need about 3.5 tons of cooling as the room is quite hot. The tonnage may go down a bit if we remove wardrobe volume (which you have not specified). But my guess is that it would not go below 3 tons. If your usage is round the year (as it seems from your message), going for inverter tech ACs would be most reasonable. You may go for two 1.5 ton inverter ACs & put them on two opposite corners of the room. You may look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

      You may also try using thick bright curtains for the windows to block some heat.

  • osparmar

    We live in Dwarka, Delhi and need 1.5 ton split aircon for living room, our main issue is a drain which is approx 1km from our house, please suggest a electricity efficient as well no drain Effect aircon..thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Osparmar,
      The most electricity efficient ACs are inverter ACs.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

  • Debdut Das

    I have refrigerator, micro woven, geyser, 0.5HP pump etc in my home. Now I want to install two ACs (1.5 + 2 ton). What type of wiring (in square mm) is required from mains ?

    • Siddharth Sarkar

      Hi Debdut,
      Assuming that your refrigerator to be around 200 watts, microwave oven to be around 1200 watts, 0.5 HP=380 watts, geyser to be around 2KW, 1.5 ton a/c at max around 1800 watts and 2 ton a/c around 2300 watts (at max, assumed).
      You would need around 34 Amps at 230 Volts, assuming that u would be using 70% at max, u would be requiring 5.5 KW sactioned load and around 24 Amps under this condition. Now for 24 Amps, I would be suggesting you to go for 6 Sqmm. wire of reputed brands such as finolex or havells.
      6 Sq.mm can easily support up to 31 Amps under concealed conditions and up to 37 amps in unenclosed/clipped condition.

      (P.S.: Some of the loads are just assumed, for better calculation kindly provide the wattage details of your airconditioners or the model numbers, even I haven’t calculated the general loads such as lights, fans etc which would be nominal w.r.t. to this)

    • Siddharth Sarkar

      Just in case if u have intended to know the wiring for tthe aircons, u better go for 4 Sqmm. for both the aircons from thr mains. Use 16 Amps and 20 Amps MCB’s for 1.5 ton and 2 ton aircons. Also use starters instaed of typical switches.

  • Nitesh

    I want to purchase a new split ac 1.5T. As I live in varanasi, its got very hot in peak summers. My usage will be 10:00 to 6:00 in night and 3-4 hrs in day. Should I opt for inverter ac? Also please suggest me best model available as per my requirement. Thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Nitesh,
      For your usage we would recommend you to go for a 1.5 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

  • Sandeep Rai

    I want two inverter all weather split AC of 1.5 tonnage and 2 tonnage . Which is the best AC in terms of performance and electricity savings. I live in Faridabad, Haryana.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sandeep,

      You can also look at these 1.5 ton hot and cold inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio eer_ratio_heat price
      CARRIER Superia 365 (1.5T) 4.16 4.62 52000
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK50ZMX-S 3.85 4.44 NA
      CARRIER Primo 3D Inverter (1.5T) 3.75 3.71 90000
      LG AS-W186C2U1 3.47 3.82 59388
      GENERAL ASGA18LFCA 3.42 3.68 39500
      CARRIER Elektra 365 Inverter (1.5T) 3.4 3.6 47488

      You can look at these hot and cold 2 ton inverter ACs

      brand model eer_ratio eer_ratio_heat price
      CARRIER Elektra 365 Inverter (2.0T) 3.67 3.72 58488
      MITSUBISHI SRK71HE-2 3.31 3.83 NA
      PANASONIC CS-YE24PKY 3.24 3.54 64888

  • sridhar mudhiraj

    i am not able to make a choice to buy which ac i live in hyd, sun light directly comes into my house till after noon,my room size is 10×15 i wanna buy split ac plz suggest me good brand which has good service and which reliable and weather i should buy a 1.5 ton or 1.5

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sridhar,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.5 tons of cooling during peak summer daytime. Which star rating you should go for depends on your usage. What is your usage of Ac in hrs/yr?

  • Rohit Rungta

    hi Sir, I live in Bangalore on a 4th floor apartment west facing balcony . I need a split air conditioner for my Drawing room which is 495 sqft divided by dining area,hall L shape,at home consumption would be during day time almost everyday during summers for 5-6 hrs i.e for 4 months in a year. and 1 split ac I require for my office cabin it is 10×10 enclosed no direct sun light comes in,ac at office would be used 5-6 hrs during summer months in bangalore. it would be of great help if you could guide me on which brand I should buy.the dealer I contacted has recommended LG aluminium coil 2 ton for home model LSA6MP3M 3 star and for office 1 ton LSA3MP3M 3STAR and Panasonic brands copper coil 1 ton CU-UC12RKY3 AND 2 TON CU-UC24RKY3(AL outdoor coil).

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rohit,
      Is 4th floor top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it on a lower floor? Your office requires 1 tons of cooling.

    • rohit

      Yes sir direct sunlight comes in the hall during evening .could you plz suggest the model no.s with brand name i should go for office and home. wether i should go for inverter ac or not.thank you sir for your feedback.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rohit,

      As per our calculations you need 4.5 tons of cooling for the hall and 1 ton cooling for the office. If you go for inverter tech AC then you would need two 2 ton inverter ACs for the hall and a 0.75 ton inverter AC for the office. You can look at these ACs:

      0.75 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      DAIKIN FTKM25PRV16 3.85 0.75 35490
      SHARP AH-XP10LV 3.82 0.8 27711
      GENERAL ASGA09JGCA 3.57 0.75  
      DAIKIN FTKP25PRV16 3.46 0.75 30190
      GENERAL ASGG09JLCA 3.42 0.75 35490
      PANASONIC CS-YS9RKY 3.38 0.75 33390
      DAIKIN FTKE25GV1 3.35 0.75 27490

      2 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MSY-GE24VA 3.61 NA;
      LLOYD LS24GRIX 3.6 58990
      LLOYD LS24GRI 3.6 58990
      HITACHI RAU023EUEA 3.56 58950
      HITACHI RAU024CVEA 3.55 67790
      HITACHI RAU024IVEA 3.55 64790
      HITACHI RAU024AVEA 3.55 62790
      HITACHI RAU023HVEA 3.5 61790
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (2.0T) 3.49 61750
      CARRIER Superia Plus K+ (2.0T) 3.46 60750
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (2.0T) 3.38 55500

  • Abhinav

    Hello BB Team,

    1. This is Abhinav from Bhagalpur,Bihar. I kindly request you to tell me about the type of condenser and fins used by Hitachi Inverter ACs. The model in question is 1.5 Ton Hitachi Kashikoi 400i. Model No. RAU019CVEA.

    2. Also are Hitachi Inverter ACs Made in India or imported ones. Although I know that they have a manufacturing facility in Gujarat, may be they import the Inverter ones.

    3. Also suggest me a Triple Booster AC stabilizer with surge protection (Give me the model no.) bcz voltage drops to 100 Volts sometimes in my area. Do you advise 5kVA stabilizer instead of 4kVA for me due to low voltages?

    4. Do Inverter ACs require some special care in context to Voltage conditions? Do they require special Voltage stabilizers also? Do voltage fluctuations damage the PCB of an Inverter AC frequently as told by a few dealers in my city (This is a very important question) even if u use a good stabilizer? On the other hand Hitachi Shop dealers are very much confident about the durability of Inverter ACs from Hitachi even in harsh voltage conditions provided we use Triple Booster stabilizer. Only the Daikin and General Inverter ACs dealers were asking me to refrain from Inverter ACs.

    This is what confuses me, different dealers have different reasons.

    Please reply asap.

    Abhinav

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Abhinav,

      Here is our reply:

      1) Hitachi uses tube and fin condenser with copper tubes and aluminium precoated fins.

      2) You can get imported as well as made in India models in the market. Some vendors do have connections to get imported pieces.

      3) If the voltage goes low to 100 Volts then it is quite dangerous to put a triple booster stabilizer. A 1.5 ton AC would need about 9 Amp current in the beginning, if your voltage goes down to 100 then the current will increase by 2.2 times. So your wires should be able to handle 22 Amp current consistently. In fact if the voltages goes so low, it is better to put a complaint with electricity department and they should make immediate fixes. In fact 22 Amp is just for the AC. If you put a mainline stabilizer then the current would be much higher.

      4) Inverter ACs have parts that are expensive to replace. And bad power quality (especially power surges) can certainly damage them. Low Voltages may not be so much of a problem as sudden surges. However it should be protected from low voltages as well. You may go for a fixed speed AC if the power quality is so bad. You can go for Godrej Diet AC that has EER of 3.9.

  • Anni

    Dear BB Team,
    I am planning to buy a split AC for my 10*15*10 sized bedroom on Ground Floor in a 21 Story building in Noida. Bedroom has 1 wall facing sun light and has French window. I would be using it for 4.5 hrs every night for 6 months and 2 hrs per day during summer. Which Brand, tonnage, and star should I choose?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Anni,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1.5 tons. Based on your usage we would recommend you to go for a BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC.

      You can also look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton ACs

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU518EUDA 3.8 44450
      HITACHI RAU518HUD 3.8 42144
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 WNG 3.7 37777
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 BNG 3.7 38888
      HITACHI RAU518IVD 3.7 50190
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.5T) 3.7 44000
      MIDEA Midea Magna Plus (1.5T) 3.69 43400
      HITACHI RAU518KUDB 3.64 42555
      HITACHI RAU518HUDD 3.64 38600
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Climate Control(1.5 ton) 3.64 44600
      LG LSA5VP5D 3.6 41990
      LG LSA5MP5D 3.6 42490
      LG LSA5NP5A 3.6 40990

  • https://plus.google.com/116919178016342790945 Soumia Tiwari

    Hi BB Team,
    I am Soumia from NOIDA. I want to buy a window ac for my room. It is on 3rd floor which happens to be the top floor.I am confused, with which brand to buy in terms of electricity consumption and longevity. My budget is 33000 including installation and other expenditure.
    Thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Soumia,
      What is the size of your room? And what will be your usage of AC in hrs/yr?

  • Amita

    I intend buying HITACHI 1.5T, 3 Star – split AC. You have recommended the following three models;
    brand model eer_ratio price
    HITACHI RAU318HUD 3.29 35433
    HITACHI RAU318HVD 3.29 36700
    HITACHI RAU318EVD 3.29 37444
    What is the difference in these three models ,there is a price difference of around Rs 1000 from one model to another.Can you comment so that I get enlightened and buy the right model.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Amita,
      Amongst the 3 Hitachi models, RAU318EVD has better sensors and air filters, however rest of the specs (cooling, sound, energy efficiency) are the same.

  • dhaval

    Hi, I want to purchase split AC. My Room area is 100 sq. ft. and its Duplex, so room location is at ground floor. I want to purchase 5 start good AC which power consumption is less. Pl suggest which will be best for me.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Dhaval,
      Which city do you live in? And what will be your usage of AC in hrs/yr?

    • dhaval

      Dear sir, I am from Baroda city and my usage will be from 2200 pm to 0600 am and in the afternoon,may be around 1-2 hrs. In the room, direct sun light was not reflecting in the room. I think Mitsubishi ac of 0.8 ton will be ok ?. Pl suggest best AC from your expertise. Thank you in advance.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Dhaval,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 0.9 tons. So yes Mitsubishi ac of 0.8 ton will be sufficient for your room. Mitsubishi is a good brand and if you want you can go for it.

  • Mir

    Hello BB team

    I live in hyderabad, and my room is sized 11ft by 12ft on the first floor, no other floor on the top.
    None of the walls or windows get direct sunlight, only the roof.
    Please advise if 0.75-0.8 ton AC is enough, or need to go for atleast 1-1.10 ton AC.
    23’C room temperature is enough for me, expecting to run this around 8 hours in the night a couple of hours during day time; occupied mostly by 2 adults and 2 kids.
    Sharp inverter series seem pretty enticing but then I found lot of people complaining about post sales service.
    LG seems to have good service but good price difference as well.
    Also the main concern is the power consumption as well.
    Also advise if inverter series is recommended (or) 5 star rating would be enough. Not really sure how much difference that would make.
    I wish we had some surveys to get average daily consumption units for each brand.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mir,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.3- 1.4 tons of cooling during peak summer daytime. It requires 1.1 tons of cooling during night time use. So we recommend you to go for 1.1/1.2 ton inverter AC. Only Sharp has 1.1 ton inverter AC.If you do not want to go with Sharp you can go for a 1 ton inverter AC it would be sufficient for your night time use and would work relatively well during daytime use.
      Inverter ACs save about 30% electricity compared to a BEE 5star AC.

      You can look at these 1/1.1/1.2 ton inverter ACs :

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      HITACHI RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
      HITACHI RAU013IUEA 4 1 51111
      HITACHI RAU014CVEA 4 1.2 54690
      HITACHI RAU014IVEA 4 1.2 51690
      HITACHI RAU014AVEA 4 1.2 49690
      HITACHI RAU012HVEA 4 1 48690
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
      SHARP AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      HITACHI RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      DAIKIN FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
      HITACHI RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190

    • Mir

      You’ve mentioned my room requires 1.3-1.4 tons of cooling during peak summer time. Is it best to go for 1.5 ton inverter model ?
      Owing to the fact that its a one time investment, and this would also give me the option to replace it to a bigger room in future.
      Also how much power consumption difference can I expect between a 1.1 ton inverter AC vs 1.5 ton inverter AC ?

      Thank you for your response.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mir,
      If budget is not an issue yes it is better to go with 1.5 ton inverter AC. As over sizing in an inverter AC is never a problem and as you said you can also use it in future for a bigger room. If both 1.1 ton and 1.5 ton AC are of same EER there would not be much difference in power consumption but it varies from model to model.

  • Abhay

    Hi, I want to purchase 1 ton 5 star or inverter split ac with copper condenser within Rs. 36000/-. Please advice.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Abhay,

      You can look at these 1 ton inverter ACs with copper condenser within 36k:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      DAIKIN FTKE35GV1 3.35 32990
      LLOYD LS13GRIX 3.23 33990
      LLOYD LS13GRI 3.2 34990

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1 ton ACs with copper condenser within 36k:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Climate Control(1 T) 3.64 31333
      DAIKIN FTF35PRV16+RF35PRV16 3.6 32433
      LLOYD LS13A5SN 3.56 25644
      PANASONIC CS-KC12QKY/CU-KC12QKY 3.56 36640
      LLOYD LS13A5S 3.56 25488
      PANASONIC CS-KC12RKY/CU-KC12RKY 3.55 31888
      HITACHI RAU512HUDD 3.52 32699
      HITACHI RAU512KUDB 3.52 29488
      HITACHI RAU512KTDB 3.52 30888
      VOLTAS 1.0T 125 CY 3.51 27000
      VOLTAS 1.0T 125 EY(R) 3.51 29000
      HITACHI RAW511KUD 3.4 25988
      WHIRLPOOL Magicool Platinum V (1 T) 3.35 24133

  • Rahul

    HI BB team,

    I recently checked on Hyundai Air Conditioner which is 1 Ton 3 Star. I am living in Pune. Average use >1000 Hrs a Year. Room Size 12X10
    Please sughest if Hyundai is a brand to go for. Suggest any other brand between range of 25-30 K

    Thanks
    Rahul

    • rahul

      Sorry the usage is less than 1000 Hrs

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rahul,
      Hyundai ACs are new brand and they are not rated by BEE till now. So we do not recommend going for it.

      You can look at these BEE 3star 1 ton ACs.

      Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Price
      HITACHI RAU412HTD 3.29 29100
      HITACHI RAU412HTDD 3.28 28600
      HITACHI RAU312KUDB 3.28 29177
      HITACHI RAU312HUDD 3.28 29800
      DAIKIN FTC35PRV16+RC35PRV16 3.25 28390
      BLUESTAR 3HW12FA 3.19 27333
      BLUESTAR 3HW12FB 3.19 26542

  • Roop Chatterjee

    Dear BB Team,

    I need to purchase 3 split AC’s for bedrooms for a new apartment with terrace. Apartment is on 6th floor of a 7 storey building in Jabalpur, MP.
    Outdoor temp 45 deg C and above all of May. Humidity can reach 100 %

    Room details:
    Mstr Bedroom – 2700 cuft. Large window onto balcony facing West?. This wall does get direct sunlight all afternoon half but 4 feet wide balcony takes the brunt.
    2nd bedroom – 1350 cuft with large window into OTS. Very little sunlight into room. Room is in centre of the home/building.
    3rd bedroom – 1200 cuft with large window into OTS. No external wall exposed to sunlight. Some sunlight into room from OTS. Room is in centre of the building.

    Usage:
    Mstr bedroom to be used by elderly lady (Asthamatic – so air quality important)
    Estimated annual usage is within 500 hrs mainly in summer.
    Other bedrooms to be used only when kids come to visit so AC usage in those rooms very limited. Under 150 hours each per year

    Kindly assist with-

    1. Appropriate AC tonnage required?
    2. Which Split AC to go for with best EER and what Star rating? as added cost for 5 star rating may not offset lower usage.
    3. Also factoring high temp and humidity, what type of compressor (rotary?) and material for fins, condenser?
    4. Main requirement is low maintenance & ease of use.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Roop,
      According to our calculation your room master bedroom requires 2 tons of cooling. Second bedroom 1.2 tons of cooling and third bedroom 1 tons of cooling. So based on your usage we would recommend you to go for a BEE3 star 2ton, 1.2 ton, and 1 ton ACs for your respective rooms.
      Since your area is humid we recommend you to go with copper tubes and blue fin condenser.

      You can also look at these BEE 3star 2 ton ACs :

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU424ETD 3.29 47300
      HITACHI RAU424HTD 3.29 46400
      HITACHI RAU424HTDW 3.29 50850
      HITACHI RAU323HUDD 3.21 44900
      GENERAL ASGA24ACT 3.2 52000
      HITACHI RAU423KTDB 3.2 46190
      HITACHI RAU323KUDB 3.2 49555
      PANASONIC CS-XC24PKY 3.18 45800

      You can look at these BEE 4/3 star 1.2 ton ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio star_rating price
      HITACHI RAU514ITD 3.45 4 38600
      HITACHI LRAU514KTDB 3.4 4 30490
      HITACHI RAU514HTD 3.4 4 35350
      HITACHI RAU514ETD 3.4 4 36490
      HITACHI RAU514HTDW 3.4 4 34790
      HITACHI RAU514HTDZ1 3.4 4 36690
      VOLTAS 1.2T 153 CY 3.2 3 26988

      You can look at these BEE 3star 1 ton ACs.

      Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Price
      HITACHI RAU412HTD 3.29 29100
      HITACHI RAU412HTDD 3.28 28600
      HITACHI RAU312KUDB 3.28 29177
      HITACHI RAU312HUDD 3.28 29800
      DAIKIN FTC35PRV16+RC35PRV16 3.25 28390
      BLUESTAR 3HW12FB 3.19 26542

  • Ramesh Ragavan

    Hello BB Team,

    I am from mumabi, I am planning to buy AC in the range of 1.5 ton capacity for my room. I found the deal in amazon for Kenstar AC.

    Model – Kenstar KSM55.WN1 Split AC (1.5 Ton, 5 Star Rating, White).

    I have gone through the specification and review in few website. I would need some expert view to give the suggestion about this produce.

    Could you please suggest and share your view for the same.

    Regards
    Ramesh R

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ramesh,
      Kenstar is a new brand in the field of ACs. They have been selling coolers for sometimes but they are new in the market for ACs that is why there pricing is aggressive. The AC has good efficiency and it seems like a good deal but since it is a new AC we cannot comment on its durability. It uses PFC condenser which are made of aluminium which are highly efficient but less durable compared to a copper or blue fin condenser ACs.

  • Harpreet

    Hi BB Team,
    I am Harpreet from Hisar. I want to buy a split ac for my room. Room size is 13x10x10. It is on ground floor. only 1/3rd part of roof faces sun for only few hours and there is no sun light on any of the wall. In room 2x10x6 space is covered with cupboard. I am confused, whether i should go for 1 ton or 1.5 ton. Shopkeeper suggest that i should go for 1.5 ton because it will cool the room faster n save energy. please suggest me which one i should go for and suggest the company and model. My budget is 35000 to 40000 including installation and other expenditure.
    Thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Harpeet,
      What will be your usage of AC in hrs/yr? And is your usage more likely at night or during day?

    • Harpreet

      Hello BB Team
      AC will be used after evening only. it would be max. 8-10 hours a day.

    • Harpreet

      it would be used for 3-4 months only

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Harpeet,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.1 tons of cooling during night time. And 1.3 tons of cooling during peak summer daytime. So we recommend you to go fora 1.1 ton inverter AC as this will fit in your budget and it will also be about 30% more energy efficient compared to a BEE 5star AC.

      You can look at these 1.1 ton inverter ACs that will fit in your budget

      brand model eer_ratio price
      SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 37896
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 31700

  • Ram prakash

    Hello Sir, My name is RAM PRAKASH and I live in Delhi. I want to purchase a AC for my room , room size is 90 square ft. My daily is 10-12 hours a day My range is 35000-40000?. Please suggest some suitable AC for me in respect of ton and brand. Please reply. Thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ram,
      Is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it on a lower floor?

    • Ram Prakash

      Hi BB Team,
      In response to your question, My room is on the top second floor with direct sunlight on the ceiling but direct sunlight don’t come to room.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ram,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1 tons of cooling. Based on your usage we would recommend you to go for 1/1.1 ton inverter.

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter AC’s around 40k

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Sharp AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      Carrier Kurve Inverter (1.0T) 3.45 1 35500
      Haier HSU-12CKCS(R2DB) 3.4 1 25370
      Daikin FTKE35GV1 3.35 1 32990

    • Ram Prakash

      BBTeam
      First of all, thanks for your valuable suggestion. I will go for one suggested by you. But before purchasing AC, I want to know the difference among the electricity consumption by 3star, 5star and inverter ACs. I also want to know that how interver ac is better than any other ACs and how its works? Please reply
      Thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ram,
      A typical BEE 3star 1 ton AC consumes about 0.9 units/hr, A 5star 1 ton Ac consumes about 0.8 units/hr and a 1 ton inverter AC consumes about 0.6 units/hr. So for a usage of 12hrs in a day, A 3star AC would consume about 10.8 units/day, 5star about 9.6 units/hr and an inverter about 7.2 units/hr.
      Inverter ACs are able to adjust according to the requirement of room. So during night and at times when cooling required is less it consumes less electricity whereas a fixed speed AC consumes same amount of electricity all the time.

  • Abhijeet

    Hi BB Team,

    1) The prices mentioned above is inclusive of installation cost, bracket cost etc. or inclusive? I just inquired with a voltas dealer in Pune who gave the quotation for 1.2T 155 CY model as Rs. 30000 + Rs. 1500(Installation) + Rs. 750(Bracket) = Rs. 32250. Is this quotation fine for this model?

    2) Also, in future if I move to new house this 1.2 T AC can cool upto how much sq feet area considering I shift this AC from present room to other room?

    Regards,
    Abhijeet

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Abhijeet,
      Here are our responses to your queries
      1)Yes the price for the above model seems fine.
      2) If your room is on top floor and your usage is during daytime a 1.2 ton AC would work for a room upto 130-140sqft in Pune. And if it is in lower floor it will be able to cool a room of 150-160sqft.

    • Abhijeet

      Thanks a lot again for your assistance to resolve my queries.

  • Archit Garg

    Hi,
    I am looking for an ac for my room. I live in Panchkula. As going through many sites I found that Panasonic ac has 11 EER ratio. Please can you explain why it has such a large ratio compared to what other ac’s given in your listings. CS/CU-YS9RKY and CS/CU-YS12RKY are some examples.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Archit,
      The value of 11 is not EER. It is the COP value to get the EER value you must divide it by 3.41. So The EER of the given model would be 3.22.

  • nitish

    hii bbt
    I had heard that 5 star ac are more prone to problems,is it true ,someone told me 5 star ac becomes noisy very fast compared to 3 star.

    please clear my doubt.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Nitish,
      No a 5star AC works just like a 3star AC. And does not become noisy. And it is more efficient than a 3star AC.

  • Yusuf

    Hi, Please suggest me an AC to use for an office space of around 120 sq ft. I stay in Pune, and we would be using this AC the entire day for 4 months. the other 8 months would be intermittent or no use.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Yusuf,
      According to our calculation your office requires 1 tons of cooling. Based on your usage we would recommend you to go for 1/1.1 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      HITACHI RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
      HITACHI RAU013IUEA 4 1 51111
      HITACHI RAU012HVEA 4 1 48690
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
      SHARP AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      HITACHI RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      DAIKIN FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
      HITACHI RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190
      DAIKIN FTKP35PRV16 3.46 1 37690

  • Abhijeet

    Thanks a lot BB Team for prompt reply. Appreciate your efforts. The price that you have quoted is MRP or what?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      We have sourced the prices from the internet (mostly from CompareIndia, Snapdeal and Flipkart)

  • K.R. Manish

    Hi Bijli Bacho team,
    I would like to know which are most energy efficient inverter AC s in the 0.75 TR & 1 TR range. Also, I live in Thiruvananthapuram with a high relative humidity of upto 85% in monsoon & 75% in summer. Temperature fluctuations generally from 26 to 35 degree celcius in summer. Preferred room temperature setting with AC 24 degree celcius & 60% relative humidity. Also, are there any energy efficient de-humidifiers available?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Manish,

      You can look at these 0.75/0.8 ton inverter AC

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      DAIKIN FTKM25PRV16 3.85 0.75 35490
      SHARP AH-XP10LV 3.82 0.8 27711
      GENERAL ASGA09JGCA 3.57 0.75 NA
      DAIKIN FTKP25PRV16 3.46 0.75 30190
      GENERAL ASGG09JLCA 3.42 0.75 35490
      PANASONIC CS-YS9RKY 3.38 0.75 33390
      DAIKIN FTKE25GV1 3.35 0.75 27490

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter AC.

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      HITACHI RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
      HITACHI RAU013IUEA 4 1 51111
      HITACHI RAU012HVEA 4 1 48690
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
      SHARP AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      HITACHI RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      DAIKIN FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
      HITACHI RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190
      DAIKIN FTKP35PRV16 3.46 1 37690

      We are not aware of any energy efficient de-humidifiers.

    • K.R. Manish

      Hi Bijli Bachao Team,
      Are all these models capable of this demudification ie around 25-30% reduction in relative humidity? I have heard it said that Daikin is either planning to come up or has already come up with inverter ACs capable of desired independent relative humidity & temperature settings in the 0.75 & 1 TR segment. What about the other companies? For me, relative humidity setting is more important than temperature. I would also like to know how many units [ a rough value, not exact figure] would a 0.75 TR & 1 TR AC consume in 1 hour during summer–> during day & during night [considering thermal storage of concrete building]?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Manish,

      Air Conditioners do dehumidify as they cool. In fact several people face problems sitting in air conditioning due to drying of air. AC manufacturers do not specify the de-humidification rate so it will be difficult to comment if it will be able to precisely remove humidity or not. But ACs do not provide precise control over humidity as they do for temperature.

  • sonia goel

    hi, i want to buy 5 star 2 ton split AC for drawing room, which brand to buy? which brand has good after sales srvice

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sonia,
      You can look at these BEE 5 star 2 ton ACs

      brand model eer_ratio price
      CARRIER SUPERIA (2.0T) 3.64 50500
      HITACHI RAU524IUD 3.61 52400
      HITACHI RAU524HUD 3.61 59555
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK24VA 3.57 51150
      HITACHI RAU524ITD 3.55 57000
      VOLTAS 2.0T 245 DY 3.55 42988
      BLUESTAR 5HW24MA 3.52 44133
      GENERAL ASGA24FTTA 3.51 54533

      You would need to check with your salesman as after sale depends from city to city.

  • Ashoo

    Hi,
    I live in Mumbai and I’m looking forward to buy 1 ton 5 star / inverter split AC. My confusion is on brand (it could be Hitachi / LG / Diakin / Panasonic / Voltas or any other) based om following 2 points:
    1. Which brand’s/ model’s compressor/ fin/ pipe will be better and LESS CORROSION prone, considering it to be a coastal area.
    2. Which brand has better after sales service in Mumbai.
    Budget should not be a constraint. Looking forward to your valuable advice. Thanks in advance.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ashoo,
      Here are our responses to your queries
      1) Hitachi / Diakin / Panasonic / Voltas uses copper condensers so it is less prone to corrosion. LG uses aluminium condenser which are prone to corrosion in coastal areas.
      2) In Mumbai almost all good brands have good sale service but still you need to check with your salesman to know the exact details.

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter AC.

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      HITACHI RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
      SHARP AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      HITACHI RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      DAIKIN FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
      HITACHI RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190
      DAIKIN FTKP35PRV16 3.46 1 37690

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1 ton ACs

      Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Price
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.0T) 3.78 36000
      PANASONIC CS-XC12QKY/CU-XC12QKY 3.63 40888
      DAIKIN FTF35PRV16+RF35PRV16 3.6 33307

      HITACHI RAU512HUDD 3.52 33150
      HITACHI RAU512KUDB 3.52 31588
  • Kavin

    Hi Team,
    We live in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu [high avg temperature place], would like to buy an 1 Ton AC for our 10*10 ft room.We might use to a maximum of 800 hrs/year. Sun falls directly over the roof of the room though not inside the room. Attracted by high EER rating cum cheap price my first choice was ONIDA S125FLT-LA. But I guess they have stopped manufacturing this product now. 1) Please let us know how much reliable are these EER ratings? 2) Given that ranking data is provided by BEE, can you please provide the link for the same if available? 3)Please let us know what is the best option for us and provide the reason for the same?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kavin,
      The EER ratings are quite reliable. Infact if the EER of mentioned by the company is not correct people can complain this to BEE and this may result in stoppage in production of that particular model. So EER ratings are quite reliable.

      You can look at BEE 5 star Kenstar KSM35 1 ton AC it has an EER of 3.51 and its price is Rs21990.

  • mohit

    Hello Sir,
    I am from Pune and looking to buy a 1 ton AC for my Guest room. Annual useage will be max 60hours/year for the guests who visit hardly 5 to 6 times a year. Please suggest me a 1 ton AC. I have chose VOLTAS 122 DYE-1 ton- 2star. I am getting that for only 19k Rs. Is it Ok to buy a 2 Star Ac for 60hrs/year consumption?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mohit,
      Although we recommend people to go for at least 3 star AC. But your usage is very low and you can certian go for VOLTAS 122 DYE-1 ton- 2star.

  • Rockey Sharma

    Dear BB team
    Can u plz suggest me a 1.5 ton split ac best in his catogary and best in performance my budget is 30000 to 35000 .I need a ac which can cool me at the tempratue of 50°c .My usage would be 8 to 10 hrs.
    Thnx
    Rockey sharma

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rockey,
      Hitachi and O general ACs can handle upto 50 dergee temperature but they cost around 45k.

  • Mrs Bhargava

    I want to buy split ac.Room size 11*13*10,facing north east. Usage 3-4 hrs in day and5-6 hrs at night.Staying at Baroda where peak summer temp goes to44-45C. Is 1.5 ton ac ok. DO i go for 5star or inverter type. Summers start from march and one needs ac till august atleast. Ready to spend 50000/-. One problem i may have to shift from this place in 2-3 years time to Indore.Please advise.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mrs Bhargava,
      Is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it at a lower floor? Since your usage is high and you may shift place we would recommend you to go for an inverter AC.

    • Mrs Bhargava

      No the room is not on top floor.Its on 5th floor of 8 storey building.How will shifting affect whether it is inverter or non inverter ac?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mrs Bhargava,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.3 tons of cooling. So based on your usage we would recommend you to go for a 1.5 ton inverter AC.
      When you may shift house the size of your room may change. So a 1.5 ton inverter AC can work for any room which requires a cooling in the range of 0.2-1.7 tons. Whereas a normal 1.5 ton AC would be undersized if cooling required is more say 1.7 tons and it may be oversized if cooling required is less like 1 ton and would consume unnecessary electricity.

      You can also look at these most efficient 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      Hitachi RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      Carrier Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 43900
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      Hitachi RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

    • Mrs Bhargava

      Thanks for reply and all the information.One more question between 3star and 5star ,there is a price difference of 5-6000/-.If i save on electricity, i am paying more for ac.And if i go for inverter type another 2-3000/- more.Still you will recommend inverter and not 3star

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mrs Bhargava,
      A normal BEE 3star 1.5 ton AC consumes about 1.4 units/hr. 5star AC would consume 1.2 units/hr and inverter AC would consume about 0.9 units/hr. So Assuming your usage is 1000hrs/yr a BEE3 star will consume about 1400units/yr, 5star would consume 1200units/yr and an inverter would consume about 900units/yr. So if it costs Rs5-6/unit you will save about Rs2500-3000/yr in an inverter AC compared to a BEE 3star AC. So After 3 years you will be making savings in electricity. So if budget is not an issue we would recommend you to go for an inverter AC. Otherwise you can go for a BEE 3/5star AC.

  • Denish

    Dear BB Team,
    Can you please suggest me an AC for my 140 Sq. Ft. bedroom. My flat is in the 5th floor of the 7 Floor building in Mumbai. The room (with one large window without film) is exposed to sunlight post afternoon. My Usage would be 8 Hrs a day. My budget is around 25K. (Can increase the budget a bit for a value to money AC if available).
    Can you also please suggest to purchase a window ac or a split ac ?

    Thanks,
    Denish

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Denish,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.2 tons of cooling. For your usage we would recommend you to go for a BEE 5star 1.1/1.2 ton window AC which will fit in your budget.

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.1/1.2 ton window ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      WHIRLPOOL Magicool Platinum V (1.2 T) 3.46 1.2 29500
      HITACHI RAV513HUD 3.35 1.1 27700

    • Denish

      Thanks for your suggestion team. Can you also recommend a split ac for my usage please, ignoring the budget part.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Denish,

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.2 ton AC:
      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.2 ton ACs.

      Brand Name Model Number EER(W/W) Price
      HITACHI RAU514HUD 3.8 36740
      HITACHI RAU514EUDA 3.8 38900
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Series Platinum 3.71 37444
      WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL PLT V (1.2 T) 3.65 38500
      HITACHI RAU514HUDD 3.64 33300
      HITACHI RAU514HUDDZ 3.64 35805
      WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL XTREME PLT V (1.2 T) 3.63 40500
      WHIRLPOOL Magicool Series Platinum 3.61 38100
      HITACHI RAU514ITDA 3.6 38600
      VOLTAS 1.2T 155 CY 3.55 30390
      HITACHI RAU514ITD 3.45 38600

    • Denish

      Dear Team,
      I am planning to purchase “Sharp AH X13PET 1.1 Ton Split” (Inverter AC) for the reason it consumes less electricity as the company proclaims. What are your views on this model.

      Thanks,
      Denish

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Denish,
      Sharp AH X13PET has a good EER therefore its efficiency is high. Sharp is a good brand and we have got good user feedback about Sharp. So if you want you can go for it.

    • Denish

      Dear Team,
      There seems to be big problem with the space for compressor in my room. Can you suggest any AC with compressor size width within 9&1/2 Inches.

      Thanks,
      Denish

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Denish,

      We have not captured size of ODU in our database so it will not be possible for us to suggest you on the basis of ODU size.

  • Abhijeet

    Dear BB Team,

    I want to purchase a split AC for a room measuring 11.5*12.5*11 ft. This is for my 2nd bedroom and my flat is located on 6th floor of an eight storeyed building. The utmost yearly usage will be 900 hours(6 hours*150 days) mostly in the night. The room has a glass sliding door which faces east direction and 2 steel almirahs(3.5*6.5 ft). Direct sunlight comes in the room for one hour in the morning. Kindly help with-

    1. Appropriate AC tonnage required?
    2. Which Split AC to go for with best EER and 5 Star rating?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Abhijeet,
      Which city do you live in?

    • Abhijeet

      I stay in Pune

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Abhijeet,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.2 tons of cooling. Based on your usage we recommend you to go for BEE 5star 1.2 ton AC.

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.2 ton ACs.

      Brand Name Model Number EER(W/W) Price
      HITACHI RAU514HUD 3.8 36740
      HITACHI RAU514EUDA 3.8 38900
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Series Platinum 3.71 37444
      WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL PLT V (1.2 T) 3.65 38500
      HITACHI RAU514HUDD 3.64 33300
      HITACHI RAU514HUDDZ 3.64 35805
      WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL XTREME PLT V (1.2 T) 3.63 40500
      WHIRLPOOL Magicool Series Platinum 3.61 38100
      HITACHI RAU514ITDA 3.6 38600
      VOLTAS 1.2T 155 CY 3.55 30390
      HITACHI RAU514ITD 3.45 38600

  • vicky

    I would like to buy a air conditioner based on Power consumption including good cooling. My room size is 12 fit * 12 Fit. Please suggest me 3 Options. So I can buy the right one.

    Thanks & Regards
    Vicky

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vicky,
      Which city do you live in? And is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it on a lower floor? What will be your usage of AC in hrs/yr? And what is your budget? (This is important to calculate the tonnage and the right model of AC for your room)

    • Vicky

      Its single floor building. No direct sun light due to other building in front.But in the morning sunlight fall only for few minutes. I am living in Gurgoan(Haryana).
      I am looking for good cooling, but also want to make sure its give me good power consumption as well. My budget is between 20k to 30K. If there are more better option, then I can go up to 40K as well.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vicky,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.4 tons of cooling. So we recommend you to go for a 1.5 ton AC. What will be your usage of Ac in hrs/yr? Accordingly we will recommend the right model of AC for your room.

    • vicky

      Hi

      In Haryana Summer season start in April and end in July. So I would like to use AC for 4 or some time 5 months in a Year. AC used atleast 7-8 hour per day.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vicky,
      For your usage we would recommend you to go for BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC.

      You can also look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC within 40k

      Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Price
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 WNG 3.7 37777
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 BNG 3.7 38888
      HITACHI RAU518HUDD 3.64 38600
      DAIKIN FTF50PRV16+RF50PRV16 3.6 39555
      LG LSA5PW5M 3.6 33999
      LG LSA5NP5F 3.6 37833
      LG LSA5SP5M 3.6 37833
      LG LSA5AP5M 3.6 39133
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK18VA 3.59 40261
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5UXNB 3.58 37500
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5TXNC 3.58 37500
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5TYUR 3.58 38500

    • vicky

      Hi

      What is “BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC”? You send me the list. I need to choose one from the list you send me?

      list from you:-


      Brand Name

      Model Number

      EER (W/W)

      Price

      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 WNG 3.7 37777
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 BNG 3.7 38888
      HITACHI RAU518HUDD 3.64 38600
      DAIKIN FTF50PRV16+RF50PRV16 3.6 39555
      LG LSA5PW5M 3.6 33999
      LG LSA5NP5F 3.6 37833
      LG LSA5SP5M 3.6 37833
      LG LSA5AP5M 3.6 39133
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK18VA 3.59 40261
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5UXNB 3.58 37500
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5TXNC 3.58 37500
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5TYUR 3.58 38500 ”

      I was not found any AC from Voltas or O General or Carrier? Why ?

      Thanks & Regards
      Vicky

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vicky,
      BEE 5star is the rating given by the Bureau of Energy of Efficiency (BEE). The star rating ranges from 1-5 with each star rating the energy efficiency of an AC increases by about 7%.
      The above list in of the most energy efficient BEE 5 star 1.5 ton ACs within 40K. Voltas or O General or Carrier does not figure on this list as the EER of this model is lower than that of the models given in the list.

    • vicky

      thanks a lot for your response

    • vicky

      Hi

      I had read here “Inverter ACs are about 30% more energy efficient compared to a BEE 5star AC”

      Is this true?

      If yes ,. then are they going to cost me more as per my criteria is set to 40 K?

      Or I need to increase my budget to buy invertor ac?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vicky,
      Yes inverter ACs are about 30% more energy efficient compared to a BEE 5star AC.
      A 1.5 ton inverter ACs starting cost is about 43K.

    • vicky

      Could you provide me some list having invertor AC in the category of 1.5 ton.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vicky,

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5DAWK 3.82 53500
      HITACHI RAU019CVEA 3.81 56090
      HITACHI RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      HITACHI RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      DAIKIN FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      HITACHI RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      HITACHI RAU018IUEA 3.73 57777
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.67 50333
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      HITACHI RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 48488
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      GENERAL ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      HITACHI RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

    • vicky

      Hi

      So as per my daily usage….which one is good for my budget ( electricity consumption Invertor or BEE 5star AC).

      Is it worthy to buy invertor AC which are more costly than BEE 5 star AC.

      Thanks & Regards
      Vicky

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vicky,
      Tariff in Haryana is quite low, so for your usage you can go for a BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC.

    • vicky

      thanks a lot…

  • nikhil

    Could you please advice me the best buy for an AC (value for money) for a 140 sq. ft. room with quite less usage.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Nikhil,
      Which city do you live in? And is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it on a lower floor? What will be your usage of AC in hrs/yr? What is your budget? (This is important to calculate the tonnage and the right model of AC for your room)

  • Deepak

    Hi Abhishek and BB team.
    Last year I had a small discussion with abhishek about led tv and on your recommendation I bought LG 32LB5610 . Its a good product, now once again I need your help for split ac.My requirement is a 5 star 1.5 ton split ac. And budget is around 40k. Pl. Suggest high eer rating split ac of course with having bijli bachao efficiency. Inverter ac will cost me more . I m little bit choosee and shall go with brands like hitachi, daikin, mitsubishi only. Pl. Suggest a model as per my requirement . Your responce is a great value for me.
    thanks/regards
    Deepak

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Deepak,
      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC around 40k:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU518HUDD 3.64 38600
      DAIKIN FTF50PRV16+RF50PRV16 3.6 39555
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK18VA 3.59 40261

    • Deepak

      Hi team
      Thanks for reply.
      i checked for hitachi RAU518HUDD, such model is not appearing on hitachi india site.is it obsolete item now ? However model RAU518HUD is available. Whate is the different in both.
      thanks/regards

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Deepak,

      Hitachi RAU518HUD (EER 3.8) is more energy efficient than RAU518HUDD (EER 3.64) as well as has more cooling capacity than RAU518HUDD.

  • Amarjeet Anand

    Dear BB Team,

    I am from Patna, Bihar. I am looking to buy a 5 star AC from Hitachi for my Living room sized 16 ft x 12 ft x 11 ft, ground floor, no floors on top. Two Windows, One 4 ft x 4ft and the other 6 ft x 4 ft facing South. I don’t want to go for Inverter ACs due to poor voltage conditions in my area. Also, the dealers have warned me that such fluctuations are causing frequent PCB issues in Inverter ACs.

    I wish to seek your advise about a 1.7 T model from Hitachi called ‘Star Connect’. The Model No. is RAU520HUD. The most astonishing thing about this model is its EER (W/W) which is 4.00 with a running current rating of only 6.30 AMP. Precisely it provides 5700 Watts of cooling for just 1425 W, which is quite commendable and far beyond any other brand.

    1. I know you will say Hitachi is a very good brand which of course is. But, I am curious to know how an AC of such higher tonnage could accommodate such EER while other brands cannot. Also, it has hell lot of advanced features like Auto Climate control and Humidity Control etc.

    2. I want latest info about the current build and quality of Hitachi ACs whether they are manufactured in India or Imported. I have heard they have a factory in Gujarat. Is it a manufacturing unit or just an assembling one?

    Awaiting a quick response.

    Amarjeet

    • Amarjeet Anand

      Also, Please tell me which refrigerant is used in Hitachi RAU520HUD. Is it R22 or R410A ?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Its not mentioned on their website. However its EER is 4 which makes it a highly likely R410A model. R22 does not give that much efficiency.

    • Amarjeet Anand

      Dear Sir,
      Thank you for your valuable info. On second thoughts will it be better to go for Hitachi Hot & Cold AC? The Model is Hitachi Ace Reidan (RAU518HTH).

      I haven’t found any brand with such energy efficiency in Hot & Cold series.

      Are Hot & Cold ACs really worth the money? I mean does that performance deteriorate as both heating and cooling is packed into one system.

      Kindly advice me about Ace Reidan or any other brand with equivalent EER. I cannot go for Inverter Heat pumps as my usage will be less and also there is a lot of power fluctuations in my area.

      Again the refrigerant in Ace Reidan must be R410A owing to its good EER. Isn’t it?

      A prompt reply will be appreciated coz I cant wait any longer to buy an AC seeing this hot scorching summer.

      Amarjeet.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Amarjeet,

      Firstly replies to your previous questions:

      1) EER of 4 is not very high. In fact in Japan the EERs are ranging around 6. So India is still far to achieve that.

      2) Many international brands are assembling in India these days. The parts are imported, it is just the assembly that is done in India. Even the engineering is done outside in many cases as the designs are not Indian.

      Now for Hot and Cold ACs: If your heating requirement in winters is high, then it makes a lot of sense to go for hot and cold AC. This AC will bring down your heating bill (if you use room heater) by 3.5 times. However the cooling EER of this AC is 3.45 which is quite close to a BEE 5 star rated AC. So the model is quite good. However it is a 1.5 ton model. As per our calculation, you would need about 2 tons of cooling in peak summers. But if your usage is mostly at night then 1.5 ton AC would also suffice, but it will be slight undersized in summers and may not provide peak cooling in peak summer day time.

    • Ruchi

      My room size is 15*11*10 with one sliding Glass door of size 7*6 . useage is 4 hr for 3month .want to go for split ac which one should I go for, bee rateing or inverter for best electricity saving

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ruchi,
      Which city do you live in? And is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it on a lower floor? And what is your budget? (This is important to calculate the tonnage and the right model of AC for your room)

  • Niketa

    Hello guys,
    This sure seems like an awesome guide to people like me, who practically don’t have any knowledge of electrical items. Kudos!

    I would like your advice on split ac options for 11*9*9 feet bed-room with a small entry passage of about 4*3 (inside the door). It would also be good if the same AC on occassions could also cool the hall which is 18*10.5 feet (if that is a possibility, that is!). I live in Mumbai. Apartment is on 1st floor of a 7-storeyed building and there isn’t much direct sunlight exposure.

    My father used to say O-general is the best brand in ACs. I don’t see u recommending that to anyone. Is that not a good brand or not worth the hype?!

    • Niketa

      Usage would be around 5-8 hours a day depending on climate.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Niketa,
      According to our calculation your bedroom requires a cooling of 0.7 tons. We recommend you to go for a 0.75/0.8 ton inverter AC for your bedroom.
      The air throw of the AC will not be able to reach your hall. Therefore we do not recommend you to use a single AC for both your bedroom and hall.
      O general is a good brand and its durability is good but its efficiency is little lower compared to other top brands. So if you want durability you can go for O general.

      You can look at these 0.75/0.8 ton inverter AC

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      DAIKIN FTKM25PRV16 3.85 0.75 35490
      SHARP AH-XP10LV 3.82 0.8 27711
      GENERAL ASGA09JGCA 3.57 0.75 NA
      DAIKIN FTKP25PRV16 3.46 0.75 30190
      GENERAL ASGG09JLCA 3.42 0.75 35490
      PANASONIC CS-YS9RKY 3.38 0.75 33390
      DAIKIN FTKE25GV1 3.35 0.75 27490

    • Niketa

      Thanks a lot for your input. I have a few more queries – would be great if u cud answer them as well.
      1. The room, I mentioned has a 7*3.75 sliding glass window in west wall. Does that change the tonnage required?
      2. Online forums are quite in favour of Sharp inverter ACs. Even you have given that in options, also it is much cheaper than Daikin/General. I fail to understand why the price difference.
      2.Can u also tell, which of these brands (Daikin, Sharp and General) has best after sales service? I live in a rented accomodation and might be changing places every now and then, so that remains an important aspect to be considered..

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Niketa,
      Here are our response to your queries
      1) Sliding glass winow would not effect much a 0.75/0.8 ton inverter will work for that.
      2)Sharp is a new brand in India. And they are trying to establish a market that is why there price is cheaper compared to Daikin and General.
      3)Among all the brands Daikin has the best after sales service in India. 0.8 ton inverter can extend up to 1 ton. So if you change room it would not be able to properly cool a room requiring greater than 1 tons of cooling. So tell us if you require a list of 1/1.1 ton inverter AC.

    • Niketa

      Must say, I’m impressed by BB team’s work. I dint expect getting a reply to this extended quert so prompt. Hats off, guys.
      And yes, please do let know about 1 ton Ac list.
      Also, out of the way, but just feel inquisitive about which AC runs at ur place? (Don’t bother replying if that’s uncomfortable) ;)

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Niketa,

      I currently have 1 LG, 1 Carrier and 1 Panasonic AC. LG is a BEE 5 star, Carrier is old Window AC and Panasonic is .75 ton inverter used in the room which has the most usage.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      HITACHI RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
      HITACHI RAU013IUEA 4 1 51111
      HITACHI RAU012HVEA 4 1 48690
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
      SHARP AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      HITACHI RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      DAIKIN FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
      HITACHI RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190
      DAIKIN FTKP35PRV16 3.46 1 37690

    • Niketa

      Finally booked Sharp AH-XP 13PHT, 1.1ton AC today.
      Primarily because of the purifier (Was confused amongst Daikin and Sharp).
      Hope it serves the expectations right.
      Thanks for ur input.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Please do let us know your feedback on the same.

  • Kumar Gaurav Sharma

    hi could you please suggest the most energy efficient voltas inverter ac model , also kindly suggest whether i should go for a voltas inverter ac or a lg inverter ac ,my criterion are energy efficiency ,longevity ,spare part support for the period of ownership (atleast a decade).Kindly also let me know that whether lg uses copper for condenser coils or not in their inverter ac’s.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kumar,
      What tonnage AC do you need? Generally LG ACs are more efficient than voltas. LG uses PFC condenser which are made up of aluminium.
      There are also other brands like Hitachi, Daikin etc which have high efficiency and good durability.

    • Kumar Gaurav Sharma

      I am looking for a 1.5 ton inverter ac , suggest the brands that you prefer , what is your take on panasonic ac’s

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kumar,
      Panasonic is a good brand however its efficiency is low compared to other top brands.

      You can also look at these most efficient 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Samsung AR18HV5DAWK 3.82 53500
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      Hitachi RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      Carrier Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 43900
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      Hitachi RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

    • Kumar Gaurav Sharma

      kindly mention most energy efficient voltas inverter ac 1.5 ton as in my area only voltas and lg service stations are available

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kumar,
      You can look at Voltas 1.5T 18V CY inverter Ac it has an EER of 3.27 and its price is Rs42500.

  • Deepak gupta

    I want to buy Lloyd 1.5 Ton 5 Star LS19A5SN Split Air Conditioner. Is it good to buy. Please guide me

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Deepak,
      We hope that the calculation of tonnage for your room is correct. Lloyd is a good brand and the model LS19A5SN has good efficiency of 3.55. So if you want you can go for it.

  • Amit

    hello, i want to buy a ton a/c and i have considered SAMSUNG AR24HV5NBWK & AR24JV5NBWKNNA….but unfortunately both these models of 2 ton are not having LED display on ac panel for displaying temperature. Instead they have 3 notification led which is a big problem. I have considered other models from hitachi RAU023EUEA RAU024CVEA RAU024IVEA. All these are 2 ton models which i saw in top 10 in 2 ton model list. I dont know if they have LED display on ac pane, so please suggest a good model that is 2 ton and also has good efficiency.My room is 216 sqft on top floor and in direct sunlight.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Amit,

      We currently do not have information about LED panels of various ACs. So we cannot help you much on this.

  • sanjiv

    hello

    i am sanjiv from faridabad i am planning to buy window ac for my bedroom size 12 x 12. i am living on on second floor and no floor above my floor. window is on west side of my room total usage will be around 2 hrs in day and 6-8 hrs in night plenty of sunshine come to room pls suggest me for best window ac. thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sanjiv,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.5 tons of cooling. So for your usage we recommend you to go for BEE 5star 1.5 ton window AC.

      You can also look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton window ACs :

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAV518HUD 3.5 33733
      HITACHI RAT518HUD 3.4 35400
      LG LWA5CP5F1 3.36 41990
      LG LWA5CS5F1 3.36 28977
      LG LWA5CP5A1 3.36 32490
      LG LWA5CS5A1 3.36 32490
      LG LWA5CT5A1 3.36 34490
      HITACHI RAW518KUD 3.35 31333
      PANASONIC CW-KC1814YA 3.33 28830
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 DY 3.31 26880
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 LY 3.31 26880
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 MY 3.31 27000
      HITACHI RAV518HTD 3.3 31440

  • Pravin

    Hi Abhishek ,

    I live in Pune. 3rd floor of 7 story building. my room size is 11* 9.5. out of which 2.5*6 area occupied with wooden cupboard.
    There is a glass window of 5*5 on north direction. No direct sunlight comes in the room.
    Yearly usage would be 1000-1200 hrs. ( predominantly during night).

    Please suggest a cost effective,reliable and long lasting AC brand with good after sales service in Pune.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Pravin,
      According to our calculation your room requires 0.8 tons of cooling. For your usage we would recommend you to go for 0.75/0.8 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 0.75/0.8 ton inverter AC

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      DAIKIN FTKM25PRV16 3.85 0.75 35490
      SHARP AH-XP10LV 3.82 0.8 27711
      GENERAL ASGA09JGCA 3.57 0.75 NA
      DAIKIN FTKP25PRV16 3.46 0.75 30190
      GENERAL ASGG09JLCA 3.42 0.75 35490
      PANASONIC CS-YS9RKY 3.38 0.75 33390
      DAIKIN FTKE25GV1 3.35 0.75 27490

  • sorabh gupta

    Im planning to buy 5 star window ac1.5 ton & had shortlisted 2 ac
    1 . bluestar 5w18ga.,cfm 430,price 28000.

    2. Carrier estrella premium ,cfm 540,price 33500.
    I want to know whether its advisable to spend 5500 rs extra for large cfm.
    Does extra airflow with same efficient ac saves money ,by giving more air.

    thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sorabh,

      Extra CFM will make sure that a larger area is cooled (Cooling will cover more distance as air flow will be more in the room). But then it would mean more energy consumption. A lot will depend on how big is the room you are trying to cool.

  • Nitin

    Hi.

    I live in Pune 2nd floor of 4 story building and my room size is 12×12, out of which 2.5 x 10 is covered with wooden cupboard. When I visited shops they suggeted me to go for 1 T LG inverter AC and other provider after sales service had an issue. Please provide which is good fit for me.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Nitin,
      Your calculation is correct. Your room requires a cooling of 1 ton So a 1ton inverter would be ideal for you. Daikin and Hitachi are good brands. After sale services depend from city to city. Lg is also good AC so if you want you can go for it.
      Sharp is another good brand. We have got good user feedback about Sharp and its after sale service is good in Pune.

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter AC.

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      HITACHI RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
      HITACHI RAU013IUEA 4 1 51111
      HITACHI RAU012HVEA 4 1 48690
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
      SHARP AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      HITACHI RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      DAIKIN FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
      HITACHI RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190
      HAIER HSU-12HQAB (R2DB) 3.54 1 39888
      SAMSUNG AR12HV5NBWK 3.52 1 35800
      SAMSUNG AR12HV5DAWK 3.52 1 38640
      LG BS-Q126B8R8 3.47 1 38900
      LG BS-Q126B8A4 3.47 1 37000
      LG BSA12IMA 3.47 1 45990
      LG BSA12IBE 3.47 1 42990
      DAIKIN FTKP35PRV16 3.46 1 37690

  • mohit

    I live in Pune and I need Ac for only 3 months during the summer season that too 6hours a day… so total 540 hours a year. I need a 1.5 Ton AC and have chose 2 models online. Both are almost at the same price. Plz suggest me an AC from the below 2 models

    Daikin FTC50PRV16 1.5 ton 3 star
    Hitachi RAU318HUUD 1.5 ton 3 star

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mohit,
      You can go for Daikin FTC50PRV16 1.5 ton 3 star.

  • anand

    hello
    my room is 11.5*9*10.
    at first floor city new Delhi.
    my choice is LG LSA3NP3A or
    ONIDA S125FLT-LA.
    which one is best for me????

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Anand,
      ONIDA S125FLT-LA has better EER and its price is also lower compared to LG LSA3NP3A. So if you want you can go for ONIDA S125FLT-LA.

    • Saurabh

      S125FLT-LA is not on Onida website, it this discontinued?
      S125FLT-N is available but seems a different ..

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Saurabh,

      If the model is not on the website then mostly likely Onida has discontinued the model. Dealers may still hold it if they have the inventory pending. S125FLT-N has slightly lesser cooling capacity and slightly lesser EER. However its power consumption is also less.

    • saurabh

      Finally I purchased Godrej 1Ton 5 star Rating 12FG6 Split Air Conditioner.
      Can you please help me for the stablizer choice? Also give me some reference model as well.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Saurabh,
      We would recommend you to go for V Guard VG400 or V Guard VND400

  • Sachin

    We are planning to buy split 1.5 ton AC, for our 15×10 ground floor room in Delhi. We have zeroed on mitsubishi electic or ogeneral brands.

    Our daily running would around 12-15hrs, and basis the advice in other artists Le, it seems an inverter AC model would be best.

    But unable to decide due to cost, after sales and electricity consumption basis.

    Can someone share their pov on the same.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sachin,
      According to our calculation you require 1.5 ton AC. Your usage is very high so we strongly recommend you to go for 1.5 ton inverter ACs. Inverter ACs are about 30% more energy efficient compared to a normal BEE 5star AC.
      Mitsubishi and O general are good brands.

      You can also look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Samsung AR18HV5DAWK 3.82 53500
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      Hitachi RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      Carrier Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 43900
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      Hitachi RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

    • Sachin

      Some ac are with R22, R32 and some with R410a gas.
      What is difference and what is solution.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      R32 and R410A are more energy efficient as compared to R22. Also they have lesser global warming potential as compared to R22. You may read more about it on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/comparison-of-various-refrigerants-r-410a-r-22-r-290-r-134a-used-for-air-conditioners-and-refrigerators.html

  • bhavin

    Hello,
    my room size is 12 x 12 x 10 ft..2nd fllor…city vadodara…
    i want to by inverter ac…and i found whirlpool 1 ton-fantasia very cheap…
    can you please suggest this option is good or not??

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Bhavin,
      If your room is on lower floor with no sunlight falling on the ceiling, then your room will require 1.1 tons of cooling. So a 1 ton inverter will be sufficient for you.
      SEER or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio is very different to EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) which is mentioned on most other air conditioners. You can read more about SEER on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_seasonal_energy_efficiency_ratio … Now we are not sure how whirlpool has calculated SEER value so it is very difficult to compare it with other ACs.

  • Subin

    Hello,

    I live in Bangalore. My room dimension is 12ft * 14 ft * 9ft. My room is in the 4th floor,which is the top most. None of the walls are directly facing east-west direction. I may use AC only in summer (4-6 months) ,that too, 7 hrs per day max. Please suggest tonnage required.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Subin,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1.3 tons. Since your usage is high we recommend you to go for 1.2 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1.2 ton inverter ACs :

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU014CVEA 4 54690
      HITACHI RAU014IVEA 4 51690
      HITACHI RAU014AVEA 4 49690

  • KHALID QURESHI

    HI. IS THE CRITERIA OF STAR RATINGS FOR AIRCONDITIONERS AND WATER STORAGE GEYSERS CHANGING FROM APRIL,2015 ONWARDS. PLEASE REPLY

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      For geysers it is changing after july 2015. In fact till now star rating was voluntary for geysers but now it will become mandatory. For Air conditioners the changes will happen at the end of this year.

  • Mahesh

    Hi,

    I bought LG Inverter V a/c (BS-Q186C8R6) just a week ago. It has higher EER rating and thought it is energy efficient but it seems otherwise. It is 1.5 ton a/c for a living room of 187 sq.feet. It adequately cools the room but consumes 1 unit per every half hour I.e in a trial run of 4 hours every day (at night) for 4 days it consumed uniformly 8 units in 4 hours, all four days.

    I even tried running it in Artificial Intelligence mode to make the variable tonnage to work and save energy. Also tested in Energy effificiency mode too. But the result remains the same. Under what scenario it saves electricity by 66% as it was promised.

    P.S – I keep my bed room doors open and it is adequately cooled too with this a/c but the rest of the rooms are sealed.

    Now, is it because of my bed room being open, causing the a/c to run at the same speed or as some say it has to be run 8 hours minimum to see verifiable results?

    HELP!!

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mahesh,
      Ideally for an AC to work the room must be sealed. So we recommend you to close your bedroom door and turn on the AC. Since your room is open the inverter AC must be working at its maximum capacity.

  • pravin trimbake

    sorry i require a copper condensor ac

  • pravin trimbake

    hi i am pravin from mumbai borivali west near at coastal area
    i looking for split ac
    i have a duplex room the ac is to be install on first floor my room size is 14*9*(slope of 10 to 8 ft) i.e l*b*h. also have two windows having sizes are 1) 5*3.5 and 2)3*3. the roof of the room is of cement sheets which is directly contacted to the sun light for full day that is from morning to evening
    nw in this room i have to installed the ac but i never know about the ac can u pl suggest the which type of ac is suitable for my room is that 5* or3* or inverter type and also the point to be consider that room should be cooled and the electric consumption will not more that means i should not be get more electricit;y bill and my budget is upto rs 30000 also our use will be in summer time day time 2 hours and nighht time 5 to 6 hours the use willl be very rare in winter and rainy season or can say no use . so please suggest me which one is best for our room.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Pravin,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1 tons of cooling. For your usage we would recommend you to go for a BEE 5star 1 ton AC.

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1 ton ACs with copper coils under 30k:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      ONIDA S125FLT-LA 3.76 24500
      ONIDA S125CUR 3.68 25500
      LLOYD LS13A5SN 3.56 25533
      HITACHI LRAU512KTDB 3.52 29590
      KENSTAR KSM35 3.51 21990
      VIDEOCON VSZ35 3.51 28833
      VOLTAS 1.0T 125 CY 3.51 27555
      VOLTAS 1.0T 125 EY(R) 3.51 29000
      LLOYD LS13A5S 3.56 25433

    • pravin trimbake

      BUT I AM MOST PREFARABLE TO CHOOSE THE INVERTER AC SO KINDLY SUGGEST ME THE INVERTER AC WHICH IS SUITABLE FOR MY ROOM AND ALSO IN MY BUDGET PLEASE

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Pravin,

      You can look at HAIER HSU-12CKCS(R2DB) 1 ton inverter AC it has an EER of 3.4 and its price is Rs25370.

  • Param

    Hi,

    Thank you so much for your efforts!!

    I am looking forward to buy a window and a split ac.

    For Split Ac:
    Shop size 17*11.5*8.7 ft and it runs for 6-7 hours in a day. Outdoor unit is installed in North-west so sunlight comes on it directly between 1-5:30 pm, one wall is Aluminium Partition with some glass 10 ft * 6 inch in it from where sunlight comes in. Also there is nothing on top (No floor). Budget 30-40k for single speed ac.

    For window Ac:

    Room size is 14*12.5*10 ft and it runs for 13-15 hrs. a day. Nothing on top so sunlight hits between 12-5.30 and makes the roof real hot. and also would like to know where to install my ac right now it is 1.5 feet above the ground someone told me to install above 6 ft of height for efficient cooling, I have provision for that too if you recommend. (Recommend some less noisy window ac if possible!)

    I live in New Delhi Area.

    Best Regards,
    Param

    • Param

      Sorry, budget for window ac is 30-35k. Param

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Param,

      Your room requires anywhere between 1.5 to 2 tons of cooling for both the rooms. Your usage of AC is also quite high (210 hrs/month for Shop and 450 hrs/month in the room). If you go for a BEE 5 star rated 1.5 ton split AC for both the rooms it will consume about 1.3 units/hr, so for the shop the total consumption would be about 273 units and for the room it would be 585 units. In Delhi the tariff is about Rs 9 per unit. So in shop you will spend Rs 2457 and in room Rs 5265 per month.

      Now a few things that works against window ACs: 1) Manufacturers are not improving window ACs and there are very few efficient window ACs in the market. Even if you go for the most efficient window AC then it will consume about 1.4 unit/hr. 2) Inverter technology AC which is the most efficient technology (consuming 0.9 unit/hr in your case) is only available in Split ACs.

      If you go for a window AC of a budget of 30K, You will end up spending the same 30K in electricity in 5-6 months. If you go for inverter AC for both the rooms, then you will spend about Rs 1530 for shop and Rs 3280 in the room. Effectively saving Rs 1000/month in shop and Rs 2000/month in room.

      However the cheapest Inverter AC would cost you about 40-43 K (Flipkart is selling Daikin FTKP50 1.5 ton model for 39.5K!!!) We would strongly recommend you to go for 1.5 ton inverter AC for both your rooms. If you can get Daikin FTKP50 for both then it will be awesome. Also split AC will be much more quiter than window AC.

    • Param

      That’s a great advice. I appreciate it so much. I would move ahead with your advice of FTKP 50 1.5 ton for sure however for my room I would stick to a window AC. Max. budget 30k. Please advise something and also where should I install, close to the ground or 6ft above the ground level for better cooling!!

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Param,

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton window ACs in the range of 30k:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      LG LWA5CS5F1 3.36 28977
      PANASONIC CW-KC1814YA 3.33 28830
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 DY 3.31 26880
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 LY 3.31 26880
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 MY 3.31 27000

      You should install the AC 6ft above the ground for better cooling.

    • Param

      Hi team, I am also considering this product http://www.flipkart.com/blue-star-3w18lb-1-5-ton-3-window-ac/p/itmdvgd4gffudhf9?pid=ACNDVFJMXJWHXQJC please give inputs! or else i will stick to voltas only.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      The Voltas models we have suggested would be better than this window BEE 3 star rated AC.

  • narendra

    Hi I’m Narendra from Mumbai.
    My room size is 10*9*10 at first floor in 7 story building.
    average running time will be 8 to 10 hrs per day in summer.
    Please suggest me ac(with copper condenser) having budget of 25000-30000.

    What about “Lloyd LS13A5LN 1 Ton 5 Star Split AC” ,Voltas 125CYu 1 Ton 5 Star Split AC
    ,Voltas 123 Lyi 1 Tons 3 Star Split AC Hitachi RAU312HVDOB 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC ?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Narendra,
      According to our calculation your room requires 0.7 tons of cooling. Since your usage is high we recommend you to go for 0.75 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 0.75 ton inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      DAIKIN FTKP25PRV16 3.46 30190
      DAIKIN FTKE25GV1 3.35 27490

    • narendra

      Dear Sir,
      As u mention both model not available in market.there is new model FTKP25QRV16 available which is costly.
      Is it ok to take Voltas 125CYu 1 Ton 5 Star ?????????
      Please suggest pro and con for this model.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Narendra,
      Voltas 125CYu 1 Ton 5 Star has an EER of 3.51. It is good model so if you want you can go for it.

  • Paresh

    I Stay in Pune.
    My Bedroom is 17*15 and ceiling height is 10 feet
    We are on top floor having direct sunlight on terrace
    have one door to gallery having one window on west side and
    window on east side having sun exposure on west side only in morning 9-11 am

    want to buy split ac have to install on west side all but behind that gallery not having sun light exposure directly but only in afternoon for 1 hour

    Please suggest me split ac having budget of 25000-3000

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Paresh,
      Kenstar KSM55 1.5 ton AC would be ideal for your room at your budget. There are deals available on Amazon for kenstar.

    • Paresh

      and if i increase my budget upto 35 k and use of ac is only in summer for 8-9 hours in night? then which option will you give me?
      WHOSE AFTER SALES SERVICE IS BEST?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Paresh,

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton ACs within 35k

      Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Price
      ONIDA S185TRD-LA 3.64 31500
      ONIDA S185DFL 3.64 32990
      ONIDA S185TRC 3.61 35111
      LG LSA5PW5M 3.6 33999
      ONIDA S185FLT-LA 3.6 27281
      ONIDA S185CUR 3.6 31500
      IFB IACS18BF5TP 3.58 31500
      VIDEOCON VSD55 3.56 33333
      VIDEOCON VSC55 3.56 27299
      VIDEOCON VSD55.RV1-MDA 3.56 33333
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 5 WNG 3.55 32988
      GODREJ GSC 18 FT 5 WNG 3.55 34844
      LLOYD LS19A5SN 3.55 31433
      PANASONIC CS-KC18PKY-1/CU-KC18PKY-1 3.53 32800
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5USUQ 3.53 34405
      VIDEOCON VSZ55 3.53 32433
      VIDEOCON VSZ55.WV1-MDA 3.53 32433
      LLOYD LS19A5LN 3.52 32550

  • Abhinav Yadav

    Dear BB Team,

    This is Abhinav from Bhagalpur, Bihar.

    I was eager to purchase inverter AC for my Bedroom. But dealers in my city have advised me not to buy them and go for 5 star AC instead. The reason they stated was that in my city we have got heavy voltage fluctuations and Neutral line is weak.

    There is a reason to believe them coz I heard it the last time in 2014 when I bought an LG 3 star 1.5 Ton AC. It could not be a marketing strategy as he was not pushing any brand. Just told me to go for 5 star of any brand I like.

    I have zeroed into O’General 1.5 Ton ASGA18FTTA 5 star model (Made in Thailand), Hitachi Zunoh 300f 1.2 Ton and Daikin(not sure abt model).

    I m keen about O’General. My room is 10 ft x 12 ft x 11 ft. Ground floor and no floor above together with 16 sq. ft. South facung window. 50 inch LED TV with 1 tube light. Max people occupying would be 5.

    I know 1.2 Ton is enough for me but General doesnt have 5 star model in 1 Ton capacity.

    Help me choose between Hitachi, O’General and Daikin. Made In Thailand for General is fascinating me. Daikins are now India made.

    What do you say about O’General build and performance quality. Is it worth spending over 55k on this?

    Prompt reply would be appreciated.

    Abhinav

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Abhinav,
      Your room requires 1.4 tons of cooling during peak summer daytime. O genereal is good brand and it has good efficieny so yes if you want you can go for it.

  • Anandan S

    Hi. I’m Anandan from Chennai. My room size is 10*10. There is terrace above my room. In a day average running time will be 5 hrs for 10 months in a year. I would like to go for lesser electricity consumption ac. Please suggest.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Anandan,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.1 tons of cooling. Inverter ACs consume least electricity they are about 30% more energy efficient compared to a BEE 5star AC. So we recommend you to go for 1/1.1 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter AC:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Hitachi RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
      Hitachi RAU013IUEA 4 1 51111
      Hitachi RAU012HVEA 4 1 48690
      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      Carrier Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
      Sharp AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      Sharp AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      Hitachi RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      Daikin FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
      Hitachi RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190
  • SHUBHENDU CHAKRABORTY

    Hi,
    I’m Shubhendu from Kolkata.I would like to purchase a AC for my bedroom in my new flat.
    Room Size : 12 x10 & height 10 ft.
    Room location: Top floor, South full open & West full open.
    Probable AC running time/duration: 120 days x 8 hrs + 100 days x 5 hrs = 1460 hrs/ year, i.e., approx 1500 hrs.

    So,what should be purchased – Inverter AC or fixed speed AC?
    Also suggest the preferable Brand & it’s Model.

    Shubhendu Chakraborty
    kOLKATA

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shubhendu,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.3 tons of cooling. Since your usage is high we recommend you to go for 1.1/1.2 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1.1/1.2 ton inverter ACs.

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Hitachi RAU014CVEA 4 1.2 54690
      Hitachi RAU014IVEA 4 1.2 51690
      Hitachi RAU014AVEA 4 1.2 49690
      Sharp AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      Sharp AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700

  • Sanket Shah

    Hi,

    I am from Shahada, Maharashtra. I want to buy an AC for the hall which measures 14*12*11(l*w*h) ft. Also one wall and roof receives direct sunlight, wall receives for 6 hrs a day. The usage will be 3 months a year during summer and 5 hrs during day and night each. Also the hall has one door which is covered by curtains only so I think we have to consider heat leakages also. Please suggest me the tonnage requirement and the appropriate product for my requirement.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sanket,
      According to our calculation your room requires 2 tons of cooling. At your usage we recommend you to go for a BEE 5star 2 ton AC.

      You can look at these BEE 5 star 2 ton ACs

      brand model eer_ratio price
      CARRIER SUPERIA (2.0T) 3.64 50500
      HITACHI RAU524IUD 3.61 52400
      HITACHI RAU524HUD 3.61 59555
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK24VA 3.57 51150
      HITACHI RAU524ITD 3.55 57000
      VOLTAS 2.0T 245 DY 3.55 42988
      BLUESTAR 5HW24MA 3.52 44133
      GENERAL ASGA24FTTA 3.51 54533

  • Tarun Chawla

    Hi,
    I am Tarun from Ludhiana Punjab. I want to buy 2 split AC from 2 bed rooms which are on ground floor (one story above these rooms). No wall directly expose to sun. Size of bedroom 16*13*10 and 14*13. Usage 8-10 hrs a day for 4 months plus being in Ludhiana
    Please suggest which Split AC -5 star, Invertor tech should I buy. Shortlisted Hitachi 1.5 Hot & Cold for smaller bed room so as to have provision heating for winter instead from Oil heater or blower and 1.5 Tons Inverter for bigger bed room. Will 5 Star 1.5 ton instead of 1.5 ton invertor be okay?
    Please advise.
    thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Tarun,
      According to our calculation your bigger bedroom (16*13) requires a cooling of 1.7 tons. So a 1.5 ton fixed speed AC would not be sufficient for you. We recommend you to go for a 1.5 ton inverter AC.
      Your second room (14*13) requires a cooling of 1.6 tons. So if you want you can go for Hitachi hot and cold inverter AC.

      You can also look at these 1.5 ton hot and cold inverter ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio eer_ratio_heat price
      CARRIER Superia 365 (1.5T) 4.16 4.62 52000
      MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK50ZMX-S 3.85 4.44 NA
      CARRIER Primo 3D Inverter (1.5T) 3.75 3.71 90000
      LG AS-W186C2U1 3.47 3.82 59388
      GENERAL ASGA18LFCA 3.42 3.68 39500
      CARRIER Elektra 365 Inverter (1.5T) 3.4 3.6 47488

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Samsung AR18HV5DAWK 3.82 53500
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      Hitachi RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      Carrier Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 43900
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      Hitachi RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

    • Tarun Chawla

      Thanks BB Team for quick response. Dealers are not encouraging Invertor AC but suggesting only 5 Star rating considering power cuts and low usage hrs as mentioned above. So again confused which one to buy?. Made up mind for Hitachi Ace cut out/Zunoh 200F 1.5 ton model for both room. Hot and cold availability curently is very less.please advise
      thanks
      Tarun

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Tarun,
      Yes you can go for Hitachi Ace cut out/Zunoh 200F 1.5 ton AC for both your room. It is a good 5 star AC. However if you want to go for AC with heating features as well we recommend you to go for hot and cold inverter ACs. As regular hot and cold ACs are low on efficiency.

  • samir

    Hi i am from Mumbai , my room dimension is 16X9X8 feet &it is not exposed to direct sunlight , usage is less than 1000hrs/yr so kindly suggest me a good power effecient split ac with tonnage & star rating details

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Samir,
      According to our calculation your room requires 0.8 tons of cooling. So we recommend you to go for a 0.75/0.8 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 0.75/0.8 ton inverter AC

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      DAIKIN FTKM25PRV16 3.85 0.75 35490
      SHARP AH-XP10LV 3.82 0.8 27711
      GENERAL ASGA09JGCA 3.57 0.75 NA
      DAIKIN FTKP25PRV16 3.46 0.75 30190
      GENERAL ASGG09JLCA 3.42 0.75 35490
      PANASONIC CS-YS9RKY 3.38 0.75 33390
      DAIKIN FTKE25GV1 3.35 0.75 27490

    • samir

      Thanx for the prompt reply,but my room area comes to around 144 sq feet 0.8 ton wud be sufficient for cooling . kindly clear my doubt

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Samir,
      As no direct sunlight falls on your walls/ceiling the cooling required for your room would be less. So yes your room requires 0.8 tons of cooling.

  • ashu

    i want to setup a split ac in my room which is small area …..which should be good …i want very less electricity consumption ac

    • Bijli Bachao Team

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

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

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

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

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

  • JJ

    Carrier 18K KURVE 1.5 Ton 4 Star Split AC and Hitachi Kaze Neo FMS RAU318EVD 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC
    Which one is best as per power consumption, reliable, value for money ?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Jayson,

      Between the two you mentioned, Carrier Kurve would be a better choice in terms of the factors you have listed.

  • Tinku

    dear sir,

    I want to buy 1.5 ton inverter ac. My room dimensions is 10*15*10 feet. Usage is very high. More then 8-10 hrs per day for 5-6 months in a year. How is Hitachi kashikoi series 200i, 300i, 400i. I want to go for Hitachi kashikoi 200i instead of Hitachi ace. Is it right?? When is the launch year of Hitachi kashikoi 200i?? Is it a new and latest launch or is it outdated one?? And one last question is Hitachi the right way to go or should i consider Daikin or any other co. instead of Hitachi in inverter AC 1.5 ton.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hitachi Kashikoi is a 2015 model. So it is latest one. From electricity consumption point of view all the ranges of Kashikoi are the same. Between 200, 300 and 400 only the air filters change. Hitachi inverter ACs are highest in energy efficiency and it is a great brand. If you are interested in Hitachi (and you have confirmed with your local dealers that they provide good service in your area), you should go for it.

  • saurabh

    HI
    Kindly give me your advice for AC selection.
    Room Size – 12*11.5 (and height 10)
    My AC consumption is less than 1000 hr per year.
    There is no direct sunlight towards the room, only 1 hour sunlight on one of the wall during evening.

    1.Actually comsidering the window size (width 24 inch) I am thinking for 1 TON AC. As per my current power back-up subscription i can run 1 to 1.2 TON AC.
    Can you please guide me with few options.

    2. Another option I can think of 1 to 1.2 ton split AC. Please give me few options.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Saurabh,
      Which city do you live in?

    • saurabh

      Ghaziabad

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Saurabh,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.2 tons of cooling. Based on your usage we recommend you to go for a BEE 4star 1.5 ton AC.

      You can look at these BEE 4star 1.2 ton AC

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU514ITD 3.45 38600
      HITACHI LRAU514KTDB 3.4 32500
      HITACHI RAU514HTD 3.4 35350
      HITACHI RAU514ETD 3.4 36490
      HITACHI RAU514HTDW 3.4 37650
      HITACHI RAU514HTDZ1 3.4 39650

  • Satyendra

    Hi
    I am trying to decide ac for my room with dimensions 13 × 11 × 8. It is on 4th floor without any direct sunlight on any wall or roof. I will prefer to by inverter ac to be on safe side. And I will prefer ac with heating feature included.

    Thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Satyendra,
      Which city do you live in?

    • Satyendra

      I live in kota rajasthan and max temp goes around 45 to 48 °c but atmosphere inside the flat is always cooler then outside

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Satyendra,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1 tons of cooling. Since you want AC with heating feature you should go for 1 ton hot and cold inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1 ton hot and cold inverter ACs

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) EER Ratio (Heating) Power Consumption Cooling Power Consumption Heating Price  
      Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-HJ35VA 5.1 3.8 0.360-1.270 0.370-1.200 58300  
      LG AS-W126B1U1 4.08 4.08 900 980 44988  
      Daikin FTXG35JV1BS 3.93 4.04 890 990 NA  
      Daikin FTXG35JV1BA 3.93 4.04 890 990 103590  
      Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-EF35VEW 3.85 4.19 0.19 0.955 NA  
      Carrier SUPERIA 365 1 ton 3.52 3.48 1000 1010 42633  
      Hitachi RAU012ITXAI 3.46 4.12 1070 1020 61000  

  • Prashant

    i want to buy 5 star inverter 1 ton ac and i live in gujarat so which one is best?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Prashant,

      You can look at these most efficient 1/1.1 ton inverter AC

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Hitachi RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
      Hitachi RAU013IUEA 4 1 51111
      Hitachi RAU012HVEA 4 1 48690
      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      Carrier Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
      Sharp AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      Sharp AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      Hitachi RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      Daikin FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
      Hitachi RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190
  • sunny

    Plz suggest a best in class ac

    Basic specs:-

    5star rating
    1.5ton
    Window ac.
    Budget nearby 30k.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sunny,
      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton window ACs in the range of 30k:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      LG LWA5CS5F1 3.36 28977
      PANASONIC CW-KC1814YA 3.33 28830
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 DY 3.31 26880
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 LY 3.31 26880
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 MY 3.31 27000

  • Parvez Akhter

    Dear BB team,

    Appreciate your efforts in putting together such an informative article. I have a query relating to purchase of an air conditioner for a room measuring 14’x12′ height is 10.6′, two walls and ceiling is exposed to sun. Walls receive 6-8 hours of sun rays daily. Air conditioning will be used for 3-4 hours during day and 10 hours in night. AC will be used for 5-6 months in an year. Peak temperature reached is between 40-45C.
    1. Should I go for 1.5T 5 star or inverter AC?
    2. How good is Godrej EON1.5 T Diet AC (GSC 18 FG8 MOG)?
    3. Which other AC do you suggest taking into consideration energy efficiency & service availability. I live in a town called Nalagarh in HP near Chandigarh?
    4. There is no voltage fluctuation in our area, do I still need to install a stabilizer?

    Thanks in advance
    Parvez Akhter

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Parvez,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.7 tons of cooling. Since your usage is high we recommend you to go for 1.5 ton inverter AC. Godrej EON1.5 T Diet AC (GSC 18 FG8 MOG) is a fixed speed AC and it would not be sufficient for your room. Also inverter ACs are more efficient than fixed speed AC.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Samsung AR18HV5DAWK 3.82 53500
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      Hitachi RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      Carrier Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 43900
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      Hitachi RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

      For service availability you need to check with your dealer.
      No you do not need to install a stabilizer for your AC if there is no voltage fluctuation in your area.

  • altaf qureshi

    Thanks for the super fast reply.
    I hope 1.2ton will be able to cool my bedroom 155 sq ft.

    All sales guy recommended me 1.5ton bcuz mine is top floor.
    Just reconfirm that 1.2 will be good enough.

    Also model 1.2TR Hitachi zunoh 200f Rau514avd is 5 star ac. Can I aslo consider same. Pls confirm.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Altaf,
      Yes 1.2 ton AC would be sufficient for your room. In Mumbai we typically recommend people to go for inverter AC if usage is more than 900hrs/yr. So if your usage is less than 900hrs/yr you can also consider going for 1.2TR Hitachi zunoh 200f Rau514avd.

  • Suresh

    Hi Abhishek

    We are shifting to our new flat in visakhapatnam(Andhra Pradesh) next month, we would like to purchase new air conditioner, water geaser and washing machine.
    We are 6 members, can you please suggest us what can be the best in terms of very less maintenance.

    Thank you
    Suresh

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Suresh,

      You have asked for too many things with too little details :).

      For Air Conditioner we need to know:

      1) Size of the room?
      2) Is it top floor or lower floor (i.e. is ceiling exposed to sun)?
      3) Will any of the walls get direct sunlight?
      4) How much will be your usage of AC in hrs/day and months/year?
      5) What is your budget for the AC?

      For geyser:
      1) Do your family member prefer bucket bath or use shower?

      For Washing Machine:
      1) Are you looking for top load or front load?
      2) Do you get hard water in your area or soft water?
      3) Will you be using hot water for wash or cold water?

  • tharun

    Hi,
    Room size : 13x13x10 ft, No direct sunlight into the room
    Place : Hyderabad
    Usage : 13 hrs a day in summer(8 at night 5 in the day) , 1 hr a day the rest of the time.
    Please suggest the tonnage, whether 3 star/5 star/inverter ac is required for my home.
    Thank you.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Tharun,
      Assuming that your room is not on top floor and there is no direct sunlight falling on the ceiling. Your room would require a cooling of 1.4 tons of cooling. Since your usage is high we recommend you to go for 1.5 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Samsung AR18HV5DAWK 3.82 53500
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      Hitachi RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      Carrier Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 43900
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      Hitachi RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

  • e manoj kumar

    Hi,
    We want to buy an AC, I believe that since the room is small enough 1 ton AC is sufficient, but since we tend to change houses every 20 months, we are worried we may require 1.5 ton AC for future home since we use the AC only in summer.Will we be wasting so much electricity if we buy a 1.5 ton AC instead ?

    According to my understanding inverter AC can vary it’s capacity or tonnage according to the requirement(correct me if I am wrong).But since it is costlier I am a bit skeptical. Please advise me.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Manoj,
      Yes if you use a fixed speed 1.5 ton AC for a room which requires 1 tons of cooling. It will consume unnecessary electricity.
      Your understanding is correct. Inverter ACs can vary its tonnage a 1 ton inverter AC can work in the range of 0.2-1.2 tons. Similarly a 1.1 ton inverter AC can extend up to 1.4, and 1.5 ton inverter AC up to 1.7 tons. Also inverter ACs are about 30% more energy efficient compared to a BEE 5star AC.
      Also since you tend to change houses inverter AC is better suited for you.

  • Altaf Qureshi

    First of all let me thank you guys for putting such vital information on the site. It clarified most of my doubts except few..
    My daily usage will be 3 to 4 hrs a day min (at least 6 to 7 months in year rest it may be 1 or 2hrs depending on climate condition)
    Location – Mumbai (Power supplier – TATA Power – cost per unit Rs 5.23 bcuz i consume overall > 300 units a month)
    Room size 155 square feet – Top floor (above my flat there is terrace) – FYI – I have POP on my ceiling as well

    Confusion
    1 – Should i go for inverter or 3 star or 5 star AC depending on my usage

    2 – As per my room size i shortlisted 2 AC –
    a) Hitachi RAU014CVEA – 1.2 ton inverter (Inverter works on R41A gas which is cools faster compared to R22) (Copper Condenser)
    b) Hitachi RAU019CVEA 1.5 Ton inverter. (Copper Condenser)
    c) Whirlpool – 1.2 ton 3D cool model.(Alloy condenser)

    Should I go for 1.2 ton OR do I need 1.5 ton AC ?
    Should I go for Inverter OR 3 star OR 5 star ?

    If my usage exceeds to 6 hrs a day then which AC type is recommended (Inverter OR non inverter and which star)

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Altaf,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.2 tons of cooling. So Hitachi RAU014CVEA 1.2 ton inverter AC would be ideal for your room it is the most energy efficient among the models you have given. You do not require a 1.5 ton AC for your room.
      At you current usage we would have recommended either a BEE 5star or an inverter AC. Since your usage may increase we definitely recommend you to go for Hitachi RAU014CVEA – 1.2 ton inverter AC.

    • altaf qureshi

      Sir I hope ur doubly sure that for 155 sqfeet top floor bedroom 1.2 ton is sufficient. Till date all sales man asked me to go for 1.5 ton bcuz its top floor.
      Pls reconfirm tonnage

      Pls let me know if below model is good to go or should I stick to 1.2 ton Hitachi inverter.

      Model shortlisted is non inverter but 5 star.
      1.2 TR Hitachi Zunoh 200f Rau514AVD.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Altaf,
      Yes 1.2 ton AC would be sufficient for your room. In Mumbai we typically recommend people to go for inverter AC if usage is more than 900hrs/yr. So if your usage is less than 900hrs/yr you can also consider going for 1.2TR Hitachi zunoh 200f Rau514avd. If it is more than 900hrs/yr you should go for 1.2 ton Hitachi inverter.

  • Arun Dutt

    Hello Team,

    An urgent query from me. We have frequent power cuts where I stay although there is a standby generator in the housing complex but that too fails when all ACs etc are on in the houses in the complex.

    My query: with such frequent power cuts and power trips can you recommend a Voltage Stabilizer for my washing machines (IFB- Senorita) with following specs please:

    -Operating range: 220-240V
    -2200 WATTS with heater use
    -Front loading

    Another query: my friend has purchased for me VG100 (V Guard) stabilizer for my fridge which is as per following specs
    -Operating range: 230V (50hz)
    -Capacity: 318 litres
    -Brand: Hitachi
    As this stabilizer has 15 A plug wanted to check with you if it is safe to use with my fridge? Can I remove the 15 A plug and replace with 5A plug as there is no large plug point in the kitchen. Do advise.

    Please help me.

    Regards,

    Arun Dutt

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      For the washing machine, you should go for a stabilizer that can handle up to 15 amp current. However a stabilizer will not help during power cuts. You would need an inverter during power cuts. Are you looking for inverter or stabilizer? Stabilizer will only help if the voltage is low. A VGuard VG500 or Su-kam Power Guard 16 Amp can solve your voltage problems.

      Putting a 5 Amp plug on 15 Amp stabilizer plug point should not be a problem.

  • Shraddha

    I am from agra. Rest of d details I hve given in earlier msg but forget to mention my location

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shraddha,
      Is your room on top floor with ceiling receiving direct sunlight or is it at lower floor?

    • shraddha

      Yes… it’s on top floor.

    • shraddha

      N ya direct sunlight for 4 hrs

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shraddha,
      According to our calculation your room requires 2 tons of cooling during peak summer time, and it requires 1.6 tons of cooling during night time. So if your usage is mostly at night you can go for a BEE 3star 1.5 ton AC. But if your usage is mostly during daytime we recommend you to go for BEE 3star 2 ton AC.

      You can look at these BEE 3star 1.5 ton AC

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU318HUD 3.29 35444
      HITACHI RAU318HVD 3.29 39990
      HITACHI RAU318EVD 3.29 41290
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-H18VA 3.29 43630
      CARRIER DURAEDGE PLUS K+ (1.5T) 3.27 38000
      DAIKIN FTC50PRV16 3.25 32490
      BLUESTAR 3HW18HAF 3.24 33333

      You can look at these BEE 3star 2 ton ACs :

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU424ETD 3.29 47300
      HITACHI RAU424HTD 3.29 46400
      HITACHI RAU424HTDW 3.29 50850
      SAMSUNG AR24HC3TFUR 3.23 41000
      HITACHI RAU323HUDD 3.21 44900
      GENERAL ASGA24ACT 3.2 52000
      HITACHI RAU423KTDB 3.2 46190
      HITACHI RAU323KUDB 3.2 49555
      BLUESTAR 3HW24FA 3.18 39133
      LG LSA6NP3F 3.18 38833
      LG LSA6AP3M 3.18 41533
      PANASONIC CS-XC24PKY 3.18 45800
      BLUESTAR 3HW24VC 3.17 40734
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-HK24VA 3.17 44444
      PANASONIC CS-TC24PKY 3.17 42700

  • Shraddha

    Hello BBT

    I am Shraddha Sharma. My room size is 16*10*10.5. Direct sunlight from from two sides for 4-5 hrs. Usages are around maximum 600-700 in a year. So would I have to take 2 ton AC or 1.5 wld b enough. Kindly suggest the model also.

  • Pankaj Goniyal

    I stay in Delhi and am planning to buy a new window AC for my bedroom (10×10) which on 1st floor. My usage is mostly in night time only, and during summer period. The peakest summer time temperature can be around 40-45c. My preference model is the one with copper coil.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Pankaj,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1 tons of cooling. So you can go for a BEE 5star 1 ton window AC.

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1 ton window ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAW511KUD 3.4 26666
      WHIRLPOOL Magicool Platinum V (1 T) 3.35 29000
      VOLTAS 1.0T 125 DY 3.31 NA

  • Abhinav Yadav

    Dear BB Team,

    This is a repost for my post from 4 days back which I didn’t get a reply. May be you missed it coz u have replied to everyone’s query except mine.

    I am planning to buy a Hitachi Kashikoi 300i 1.2 T Inverter AC (Model No. RAU014IVEA) for my Ground floor bedroom with dimensions 10 ft x 12 ft and height is 11 ft. It has got a South facing 4 ft x 4 ft glass window with heavy curtains. Max. temp reaching in peak summers is 42-44 degrees in my city Bhagalpur, Bihar.

    1. Please provide your views regarding my choice of brand. I would have gone for Daikin but we dont have any authorized dealer here .Service centre is not at all present.

    2. Is 1.2 Ton okay for my room or is it undersized or oversized.

    3. There is power shortage in my area most of the times. So AC will be running all day and night whenever there is electricity. Basically we get about 15-16 hrs of power in broken intervals. Is Inverter technology going to cut my bills in this scenario?

    4. Also COP of this model is rated 4.00, 3.70 on Max cooling and 4.15 on minimum cooling. The power input to provide minimum cooling of 1700 W is 410 Electric Watts. I want to know that will my AC run full day on 410 W? If yes then on 16 hour run basis it will consume 6-7 units only for minimum cooling performance which is quite strange for an Inverter AC. Wont the compressor shut off if I use 26 degrees set temperature?

    5. At last a very important question
    I have a 5 kVA mainline stabilizer for all my home power use. I want to know that can I buy a 4 kVA dedicated V-Guard stabilizer with minimum of 170 V input and get its power supply from my mainline stabilizer which will always gives my over 200 V output. The reason for connecting this to mainline stabilizer is that in my area voltage drops to below 100 V at some times. And if I buy a wide voltage range (say 90-280 V) AirCon stabilizer it is going to cost me another 9-10k.

    A quick response will be very much appreciated.

    Abhinav Yadav

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Abhinav,

      Here is our responses to your queries:

      1) Hitach is a great brand. One with most energy efficient and durable models. You should go for it.
      2) 1.2 ton inverter AC should be fine for you. As per our calculations you need 1.2 tons of cooling in peak summer day time.
      3) If your AC will run for 15-16 hrs, inverter AC is must for you. Make sure that you go for a voltage stabilizer with surge protection for your AC and protect it from bad power quality.
      4) Power consumption will depend on the heat load. If your room requires 1.2 ton in peak summer day time, then during most other times it would be less than 1.2 ton. Also the AC runs at peak capacity only for 5-10 mins in the beginning to cool the room faster. But once the room is cool, it comes down to 80% or 60% capacity in 30-45 mins. So it will not consume 410 watts all the time. But it would consume somewhere near 50%-60% of the nominal power rating. The compressor does not shut off in inverter ACs. In fact on – off of compressor has inefficiencies and that is what inverter AC removes. It will just slow down to 50% speed when the temperature is stable.
      5) Requirements of a stabilizer for AirCon is very different from requirement of a general voltage stabilizer. Aircon stabilizer have time delay that help in protecting air conditioners. So it is always advisable to go for a stabilizer for air con with an air con.

  • suhas

    My room size is 140 sq feet . I am confused between following models. so pl guide me. I am from Maharastra. Pune. Also leaving on 8th floor and other 3 floors above my flat.

    Models are
    1) Daikin FTC 35 – 3 STAR
    2) Blustar model V or F– 3 TAR

    Thanks and Regards,

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Suhas,
      Your calculation is correct you need a 1 ton AC for your room. Among the model you have given Daikin FTC35PRV16 has the highest EER of 3.25. Daikin is a good brand and you can go for it.

    • Suhas Bakshi

      Dear Sir,
      Thanks for your reply and I need further guidance from you.
      As per your feedback Daikin FTC35 is best. So I cancelled Blustar indian brand.

      1)In India or in Pune how is Dakin model parts availability and service back up ?Now Daikin manufacturing is from Rajsthan India and not imported from Thailand ,so how about its quality?
      2)Also I think as another option Mitsubishi Elect company 3* model….is it ok with all points of view? How is Mitsubishi model parts availability and service back up In India or in Pune ?
      3)Also Daikin using R32 gas and Mitsubishi having R410 ..so which gas is better in terms of availability of gas or cooling effect?
      4)Also what is your opinion about Godrej brand (with R 290 gas) and LLoyed brand in terms of quality and complaints?

      I know my questions are more but pl guide me in details…so it will help me to remove my confusion.

      Thanks &Regards,
      Suhas

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Bakshi,

      Here is our response:

      1) As per our opinion Daikin is still a good brand even though they are manufacturing in India.
      2) All 3: Daikin, Blue Star and Mitsubishi Electric are great brands. It is like comparing Honda and Toyota in cars (as both are top brands and good brands). However we cannot comment on service and parts availability of these brands in Pune. Our recommendation was purely in terms on energy efficiency.
      3) R32 is more energy efficient and more environment friendly than R410. But R32 is more flammable than R410. R32 is there only in Daikin so its availability will be less compared to R410.
      4) R290 is further more energy efficient but again further more flammable. In terms of reliability Japanese Brands + Carrier + Blue Star are better than other brands like Godrej and Lloyd. Godrej and Lloyd are economical but technologically Japanese brands are better.

    • S Bakshi

      Dear Sir

      Thanking you for feedback in details.

      Regards ,
      S Bakshi

  • Jigna

    I stay in Baroda (Gujarat) and am planning to buy a new AC for my bedroom (10×12) which on 1st floor, with no walls facing direct sunlight but has terrace above it. My usage is mostly in night time only, and during summer period. The peakest summer day time temperature can be around 40-45c and night time can be around 28-32c. Kindly please advice the recommended tonnage of AC. My preference model is the one with copper coil, but not too costly.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Jigna,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1 tons of cooling during night time. Since your usage is low we recommend you to go for a BEE 3star 1 ton AC.

      You can also look at these BEE 3star 1 ton ACs.

      Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Price
      HITACHI RAU412HTD 3.29 29100
      HITACHI RAU412HTDD 3.28 28600
      HITACHI RAU312KUDB 3.28 29177
      HITACHI RAU312HUDD 3.28 29800
      DAIKIN FTC35PRV16+RC35PRV16 3.25 28390
      BLUESTAR 3HW12FA 3.19 27333
      BLUESTAR 3HW12FB 3.19 26542

    • Jigna

      Thanks Team,
      However, would appreciate if you could advice/recommend for windows AC which is efficient and cost effective also.
      When we checked with few of the sellers here for the recommended products, the price is bit higher than suggested here (Vadodora- Gujarat)

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Jigna,
      The star rating of window AC is one level lower than that of split AC. So you should go for a BEE5/4 star 1 ton window AC.

      You can look at these BEE 5/4 STAR 1 ton window ACs :

      brand model eer_ratio star_rating price
      HITACHI RAW511KUD 3.4 5 26666
      VOLTAS 1.0T 125 DY 3.31 5 NA
      HITACHI RAW511KTD 3.27 4 24850

  • S Kumar

    Hi Team,

    I am staying in Delhi, and I have two rooms of size 12×10 x 9.5h and 18×12 x9.5h with height of 9.5 feet on 2nd Floor (Total built up floor 4 ), no direct sunlight in any session .

    I need to buy AC for both rooms. The 10×10 room will be used as bed room and the AC would be used for regularly. Whereas the AC in my hall 18 x12 Guest Room will be used occasionally. As per my calculation I want to go for 1.5 Ton AC for my bigger room while for 1 ton AC for the guest room for the smaller room, I want to buy Invertor Ac with Hot & Cold feature for both room but generally heating feature are not used in Gest Room

    For the larger room should I go for only Inverter AC, generally heating feature will be not used there ,

    My main query is : –
    1 . Can I use 1.5 ton capacity ac in place of 1 ton capacity.?
    2. Any Advantage & disadvantage of use of higher capacity Ac in place of require lower capacity ?
    3. Any additional benefit of buy for Hot & Cold Ac With Invertor & only Invertor Ac , if I only use in summer ?
    4.Last & very Important thing is Ac Should be most energy efficient and Budget is 30 k to 45k

    Can you please suggest a ur most selected & suitable brand 5 model for my needs & budget .

    Thanks in advance.
    S Kumar

    • RAVITEJA

      Hi

      I am staying in Andhra Padesh & I had one room of size 12*10*9h & height of 9 feet on my 1st floor (total built up floor 2), no direct sunlight in any session.

      I need yo buy AC for this room & this room used as Bed room and ac would s regularly.As per my calculation I want to go for 1 Ton AC. I want to buy split AC with cold feature for my bed room.

      My main query is:
      1. Can I use 1 Ton capacity.?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Raviteja,
      Yes a 1 ton AC would be sufficient for your room.
      What is your usage of AC in hrs/yr? And what is your budget? (This is important to calculate the tonnage and the right model of AC for your room)

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kumar,
      According to our calculation your bedroom (12*10) room requires 1.1 tons of cooling. So if you want you can go for 1 ton hot and cold inverter AC.
      Your hall requires 1.7 tons of cooling. Since your usage is only for cooling in summer we recommend you to go for 1.5 ton inverter AC.

      Here are our responses to your queries
      1) If it is an inverter AC yes you can use 1.5 ton capacity in place of 1 ton AC
      2) Yes an inverter AC can adjust itself according to the requirement of the room and it will consume less electricity when run at lower capacity.
      3) No additional benefits of Hot & Cold Ac With Inverter if it is used in summer only. In fact hot and cold inverter AC’s are less efficient compared to an inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs within 45k:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      Carrier Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 43900
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

      You can look at these 1 ton hot and cold inverter ACs within 45k:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) EER Ratio (Heating) Power Consumption Cooling Power Consumption Heating Price  
      LG AS-W126B1U1 4.08 4.08 900 980 44988  
      Carrier SUPERIA 365 1 ton 3.52 3.48 1000 1010 42633  
      Panasonic CS-YE12PKY 3.24 3.62 1020 1105 40700  
      Voltas 12V DY 3.18 3.52 1118 1080 34000  
      Panasonic CS-UA12RKY 2.74 3.24 1180 1040 40990

  • Rafi

    Hi

    I leave in Noida,I’m planning to buy a window A/C Details are as below

    1/ Room Size :- 5ft x 4 Ft
    2/ Top Flore direct sunlight during 6 AM to 11:30 AM on the wall where A/C will be installed
    3/ Usage Approx 1800 Hr/Year
    4/ Temp around this place reaches to 46 degree
    5/ Budget 25 to 35k (

    I’m looking for a AC which
    1/ Saves My Electricity Bills
    2/ Maintains Right cooling as it is very hot in Noida during Summers
    3/ Best in class with less break downs & Maintenance (Spare parts,after sales support.. etc)
    4/ Best Budget A/c which can full fill my needs mention above

    Also if possible position at which the A/C to be installed from Ground level for better cooling ?
    little exhaust is required in the room (or) the room can be completely closed ?

    Based on the data, can you suggest couple of best A/C Models with Right Tonnage

    Thanks for the support !

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rafi,
      What is the size of your room (is it really 5ft* 4ft)?

    • Rafi

      Oh! typo error it is 10×14 ft
      Pls suggest some good window and split A/C’s..?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rafi,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.5 tons of cooling. Your usage is high and at your usage we would have recommended you to go for an inverter AC but a 1.5 ton inverter AC cost about 43k. In your budget you can get a BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC.

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton ACs within 35k

      Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Price
      ONIDA S185TRD-LA 3.64 31500
      ONIDA S185DFL 3.64 32990
      ONIDA S185TRC 3.61 35111
      LG LSA5PW5M 3.6 33999
      ONIDA S185FLT-LA 3.6 27281
      ONIDA S185CUR 3.6 31500
      IFB IACS18BF5TP 3.58 31500
      VIDEOCON VSD55 3.56 33333
      VIDEOCON VSC55 3.56 27299
      VIDEOCON VSD55.RV1-MDA 3.56 33333
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 5 WNG 3.55 32988
      GODREJ GSC 18 FT 5 WNG 3.55 34844
      LLOYD LS19A5SN 3.55 31433
      PANASONIC CS-KC18PKY-1/CU-KC18PKY-1 3.53 32800
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5USUQ 3.53 34405
      VIDEOCON VSZ55 3.53 32433
      VIDEOCON VSZ55.WV1-MDA 3.53 32433
      LLOYD LS19A5LN 3.52 32550

    • Rafi

      Ok thank you
      If I go with Inverted A/c ,can you suggest some Good models for me in Inverter Type ?
      can you suggest some good window A/c models also ?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rafi,
      Window AC’s are less efficient compared to split ACs. So for your usage we do not recommend to go with a window AC.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs within 45k:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      Carrier Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 43900
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

      You can also look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton window ACs :

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAV518HUD 3.5 33733
      HITACHI RAT518HUD 3.4 35400
      LG LWA5CP5F1 3.36 41990
      LG LWA5CS5F1 3.36 28977
      LG LWA5CP5A1 3.36 32490
      LG LWA5CS5A1 3.36 32490
      LG LWA5CT5A1 3.36 34490
      HITACHI RAW518KUD 3.35 31333
      PANASONIC CW-KC1814YA 3.33 28830
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 DY 3.31 26880
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 LY 3.31 26880
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 MY 3.31 27000
      HITACHI RAV518HTD 3.3 31440

  • vicky bajaj

    is the hitachi 3 star split ac good in electricity saving and good from Panasonic ac split 1.5 ton 3 star

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vicky,
      Hitachi 3star split AC have the best EER in BEE3star rated 1.5 ton ACs. So it is better than Panasonic ac split 1.5 ton 3 star.

  • Abhinav Yadav

    Dear BB Team,

    I am planning to buy a Hitachi Kashikoi 300i 1.2 T Inverter AC (Model No. RAU014IVEA) for my Ground floor bedroom with dimensions 10 ft x 12 ft and height is 11 ft. It has got a South facing 4 ft x 4 ft glass window with heavy curtains. Max. temp reaching in peak summers is 42-44 degrees in my city Bhagalpur, Bihar.

    1. Please provide your views regarding my choice of brand. I would have gone for Daikin but we dont have any authorized dealer here .Service centre is not at all present.

    2. Is 1.2 Ton okay for my room or is it undersized or oversized.

    3. There is power shortage in my area most of the times. So AC will be running all day and night whenever there is electricity. Basically we get about 15-16 hrs of power in broken intervals. Is Inverter technology going to cut my bills in this scenario?

    4. Also COP of this model is rated 4.00, 3.70 on Max cooling and 4.15 on minimum cooling. The power input to provide minimum cooling of 1700 W is 410 Electric Watts. I want to know that will my AC run full day on 410 W? If yes then on 16 hour run basis it will consume 6-7 units only for minimum cooling performance which is quite strange for an Inverter AC. Wont the compressor shut off if I use 26 degrees set temperature?

    5. At last a very important question
    I have a 5 kVA mainline stabilizer for all my home power use. I want to know that can I buy a 4 kVA dedicated V-Guard stabilizer with minimum of 170 V input and get its power supply from my mainline stabilizer which will always gives my over 200 V output. The reason for connecting this to mainline stabilizer is that in my area voltage drops to below 100 V at some times. And if I buy a wide voltage range (say 90-280 V) AirCon stabilizer it is going to cost me another 9-10k.

    A quick response will be very much appreciated.

    Abhinav Yadav

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Here is our response:

      1) Hitach is a great brand. One with most energy efficient and durable models. You should go for it.
      2) 1.2 ton inverter AC should be fine for you. As per our calculations you need 1.2 tons of cooling in peak summer day time.
      3) If your AC will run for 15-16 hrs, inverter AC is must for you. Make sure that you go for a voltage stabilizer with surge protection for your AC and protect it from bad power quality.
      4) Power consumption will depend on the heat load. If your room requires 1.2 ton in peak summer day time, then during most other times it would be less than 1.2 ton. Also the AC runs at peak capacity only for 5-10 mins in the beginning to cool the room faster. But once the room is cool, it comes down to 80% or 60% capacity in 30-45 mins. So it will not consume 410 watts all the time. But it would consume somewhere near 50%-60% of the nominal power rating. The compressor does not shut off in inverter ACs. In fact on – off of compressor has inefficiencies and that is what inverter AC removes. It will just slow down to 50% speed when the temperature is stable.
      5) Requirements of a stabilizer for AirCon is very different from requirement of a general voltage stabilizer. Aircon stabilizer have time delay that help in protecting air conditioners. So it is always advisable to go for a stabilizer for air con with an air con.

  • Shine

    Hi BB Team

    I looking for buying an A/C for my bed room (10×12 feet) with avarage usage of less than 1000 hrs/yr. Room does not have any direct sunlight and my house is in kerala where temperature is mostly 32deg centi. I would like go for one saves maximum electicity and I do not mind little extra initial cost. Please mention brand names.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shine,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1 tons of cooling. Since you want AC which saves maximum electricity we recommend you to go for 1/1.1 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter AC:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Hitachi RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
      Hitachi RAU013IUEA 4 1 51111
      Hitachi RAU012HVEA 4 1 48690
      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK13YL-S 3.88 1 NA
      Carrier Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
      Sharp AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
      Sharp AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
      Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      Hitachi RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      Daikin FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
      Hitachi RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190

  • Priya

    Hi BB team
    I m priya from jamshedpur. I am planning on buying a split ac of 1.5 ton. I wold like to know which brand should i buy..i would like to buy a copper coil condensor one…as i know its better than aluminium one..my budget is frm 30000 to 40000.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Priya,
      What is the size of your room? And is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it at a lower floor? And what will be your usage of AC in hrs/yr? (This important to suggest the right model of AC for your room)

    • Priya

      My room is in 3rd floor with no direct sunlight on wall or celling. My room size is 10*10*12. And my usage will be 1000hr/yr.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Priya,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.1 tons of cooling. A 1.5 ton AC would be grossly oversized for your room. So we recommend you to go for a BEE 5star 1 ton AC.

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1 ton ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.0T) 3.76 36000
      PANASONIC CS-XC12QKY/CU-XC12QKY 3.63 40888
      DAIKIN FTF35PRV16+RF35PRV16 3.6 33307
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK13VA 3.6 31825
      LLOYD LS13A5SN 3.56 25533
      PANASONIC CS-KC12QKY/CU-KC12QKY 3.56 35888
      PANASONIC CS-KC12RKY/CU-KC12RKY 3.55 36990

  • Kirti

    is Sharp 1.5 Ton Inverter AH-X18PET Split Air Conditioner a good ac to have. its listed at good price 37k, on snapdeal.
    Doesn’t have plasmacluster ion technology. hows the performance and EER?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kirti,
      Sharp 1.5 Ton Inverter AH-X18PET has an EER of 3.66. Sharp is a good brand and we have got good user feedback about Sharp ACs. So you can definitely go for it.
      You require plasma cluster ion technology only if you keep your room closed for more time. That is if you use the AC for 12-15hrs/day. For 6-7hrs/day usage plasmacluster ion technology is not necessary.
      If you are planning to buy AC online we recommend you to look at this article : https://www.bijlibachao.com/general-tips/things-to-take-care-while-buying-appliances-online-ac-refrigerator-which-website-better.html

  • Swaroop

    Which are the best available ones among 2Ton inverter AC? Was checking for Hitachi, but they confuse me with 4 models some of which are of auto-clean technology. Is autoclean really useful and whats this “100% Copper” that Hitachi claims about? How are LG, Bluestar, Panasonic, Carrier and Daikin in this range?
    I want this for my living room which is 230sft and additional 100sft of Dining room is attached to it. So, the combo takes a L shape. Yearly usage shall cross 1000hrs easily. But still I am zeroing in on 2Ton Inverter AC only since this being a rented house, I may not get such spacious house later. Kindly suggest.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Swaroop,
      Which city do you live in? And which floor do you live in is it at top floor with direct sunlight on ceiling, or is it on the lower floor?
      Auto cleaning feature is good to keep the filters clean it improves the air quality and also increases the energy efficiency of the AC and it also increases the durability of the AC.
      100% copper means that it uses copper pipes and fins are also of copper.

      You can look at these most efficient 2 ton inverter ACs :

      brand model eer_ratio price
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MSY-GE24VA 3.61  
      LLOYD LS24GRIX 3.6 58990
      LLOYD LS24GRI 3.6 58990
      HITACHI RAU023EUEA 3.56 58950
      HITACHI RAU024CVEA 3.55 67790
      HITACHI RAU024IVEA 3.55 64790
      HITACHI RAU024AVEA 3.55 62790
      LG BS-Q246C8R3 3.52 61588
      LG BS-Q246C8A2 3.52 59988
      LG BSA24IMA 3.52 66990
      SAMSUNG AR24HV5NBWK 3.51 50500
      HITACHI RAU023HVEA 3.5 61790
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (2.0T) 3.49 61750
      CARRIER Superia Plus K+ (2.0T) 3.46 60750
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (2.0T) 3.38 55500

    • Swaroop

      I stay in Bhubaneswar. Flat is on first floor only. But since all the windows are on the same side of thw flat, there is no cross circulation of air. So summers are horrible.

      Though you have given me so many options, what would be your single pick out of those…and why?

      In addition to my earlier dòubts, i would also want to know – is it better to opt for hot and cold inverter A/c or just normal inverter a/c? If yes, pls suggest some good ones.

      regards
      swaroop

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Swaroop,
      A 2 ton inverter AC would not be sufficient for whole of the area. But it will be able to cool the living room. It would not be able to cool the dining room completely during daytime.

      You can go for either Mitshubishi or Hitachi model they are good brands and there models have high EER.

      If your usage of AC is only for cooling than you should go for normal inverter AC. If you want to use the AC for heating the room in winter than you should go for hot and cold inverter AC.

      You can look at these hot and cold 2 ton inverter ACs

      brand model eer_ratio eer_ratio_heat price
      CARRIER Elektra 365 Inverter (2.0T) 3.67 3.72 58488
      MITSUBISHI SRK71HE-2 3.31 3.83 NA
      PANASONIC CS-YE24PKY 3.24 3.54 64888

  • prashanth

    I live in Hyderabad
    Office Rooms size 10*10 and 10*9
    West face
    Usage less than 1000 hours
    Plz suggest

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Prashanth,
      Which floor is your office rooms is it at top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or at a lower floor? Also what is your budget for both the ACs? (This is important to calculate the tonnage and the right model of Ac for your room)

    • prashanth

      Ground floor
      Budget 30 -40k

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Prashanth,
      According to our calculation both your rooms requires 1 tons of cooling. For your usage we would recommend you to go for a BEE 5star 1 ton AC for both your rooms.

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1 ton ACs

      Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Price
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.0T) 3.78 36000
      GODREJ GSC 12 FG 6 BNG 3.7 34444
      GODREJ GSC 12 FG 6 WNG 3.7 34444
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5TCNC 3.66 32400
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5TDUR 3.66 33400
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5ECLZ 3.66 33800
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5UCNB 3.66 31600
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Climate Control(1 T) 3.64 39200
      PANASONIC CS-XC12QKY/CU-XC12QKY 3.63 40888
      DAIKIN FTF35PRV16+RF35PRV16 3.6 33307
      LG LSA3AP5M 3.6 31833
      LG LSA3ES5M 3.6 33833
      LG LSA3EW5M 3.6 33833
      LG LSA3MP5M 3.6 31933
           

  • Charles

    I live in Goa. I need to buy a energy efficient AC for my Bedroom (130 Sq. ft) on Ground floor within 1 KM of Coastline. Just One wall exposed to the exterior but still no direct sunlight. There is another floor on top. Unit cost is approx Rs. 3. Need to run for around 10 hours per day for 6 months. Need to buy from a good brand and max energy savings. Should I go for Inverter or 5 star ac?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Charles,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1 tons of cooling. For your usage and at your tariff rate we recommend you to go for a BEE 5star 1 ton AC.

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1 ton ACs

      Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Price
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.0T) 3.78 36000
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5TCNC 3.66 32400
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5TDUR 3.66 33400
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5ECLZ 3.66 33800
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5UCNB 3.66 31600
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Climate Control(1 T) 3.64 39200
      PANASONIC CS-XC12QKY/CU-XC12QKY 3.63 40888
      DAIKIN FTF35PRV16+RF35PRV16 3.6 33307
           

  • Abhishek

    Hello,
    I am looking for an ac for my rooms which are 15*11 & 12*10 respectively. I am living in noida on the 12 th floor out of 14 where the sunlight normally would be direct only after 1 pm. My yearly use would be more than 1500 hours.

    I have selected two models. Can you suggest which one would be better or any other which could be better than these two

    1.carrier superia 365 hot & cold 1.5
    2. Daikin ftkm50prv16 1.5

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Abhishek,
      According to our calculation your first room (15*11) requires 1.5 tons of cooling. So a 1.5 ton inverter AC would be perfect for you.
      Your second room requires 1.1 tons of cooling so a 1/1.1 ton inverter AC would be sufficient for you.
      So for your first room we recommend you to go for carrier superia 365 inverter hot & cold 1.5 ton AC. It would be perfect for you it has good efficiency. And you can also use the AC for heating the room in winter. A hot and cold inverter AC is 3-4 times more energy efficient than a room heater.

      Also do tell us if you require a list of 1/1.1 ton inverter or 1 ton hot and cold inverter ACs for your second room.

  • Franky Rebelo

    Hi BB Team,
    Well, please suggest me a Split AC for a big bedroom of 2400 cubic-feet of space with one medium size window on the west, no direct sunlight on any wall, the location is in GOA, but not on shore side around 15 kms off the coast, I will prefer a DAIKIN brand and invertor model.
    Thanking you in advance and awaiting your reply.
    Franky

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Franky,
      Is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or is it on a lower floor? (This is important to calculate the tonnage of AC required for your room)

    • Franky Rebelo

      Hi BB Team,
      My room is on the top floor with direct sunlight, but the roof is cover with mud tiles (usually called as Mangalore roof tiles) placed over bricks masonry rafters so the room does not get heated up much with the sunlight.
      Thanks, waiting for your advise.
      Franky

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Franky,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.9 tons of cooling. So we recommend you to go for 1.8 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1.8 ton inverter ACs

      brand model eer_ratio price
      DAIKIN FTKP60PRV16 3.4 57690
      DAIKIN FTKV60NRV16 3.4 52990

  • rajiv

    I live in Varanasi in a independent home single story. Room Size 15X12 with attach bath.Sunlight facing through out of the day. Two Iron Almirah and on fan. Two standard doors and two windoe on south and west side. AC will be used from Mid April till September for 8 hours day.kindly advise best option to me.
    thanking you
    rajiv

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rajiv,
      According to our calculation your room requires 2 tons of cooling. Since your usage is high we recommend you to go for a 1.8 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1.8 ton inverter ACs

      brand model eer_ratio price
      DAIKIN FTKP60PRV16 3.4 57690
      DAIKIN FTKV60NRV16 3.4 52990

  • Atul Singh

    Hi BB Team, You guys are doing great communal services by your genuine advices. Kudos to your work.

    Well, I purchased a fantastic LED after consultation with Abhishek (BB Team). Now, I have shifted to Mumbai (High humid area) and want to purchase new AC for my bedroom sized 11×10″. Sunlight comes around after 10 AM and last till 4:30 to 5 in evening. I have selected Voltas 155CY 1.2 Ton 5 Star Split AC – available on snapdeal and flipkart at similar rates.

    Basix features about this brand:

    Capacity: 1.2 Ton
    5 Star Rating
    Power: 1126 W
    Power Requirement : AC 230 V, 50 Hz
    Auto Restart
    Remote Control
    Indoor Dimensions (WxHxD) – 94.4 cm x 21.3 cm x 30 cm
    Indoor Weight – 12.3 kg

    Firstly, would this AC be the good choice,

    Secondly, is that an obsolete version manufactured buy voltas….??

    Thirdly, I would rather prefer to all copper wired AC this time . Please suggest me best AC brands from Voltas, Hitachi, Panasonic, Sharp, Onida(Personally using this brand in Delhi window and Split both and performance so far is excellent).

    Waiting for your prompt reply.

    Regards,
    Atul

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Atul,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 0.9 tons of cooling. So a 1 ton AC would be sufficient for your room. If your usage is less than 600hrs/yr we recommend you to go for a BEE 3star 1 ton AC. If it is between 600-900hrs/yr we recommend you to go for a BEE 5star AC. If it is more than 900hrs/yr we recommend you to go for an inverter AC.
      Tell us your budget and usage of AC in hrs/yr and we will recommend the ACs that is ideal for your room.

    • Atul Singh

      My budget is around 35k

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Atul,

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter AC’s around 35k

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      Carrier Kurve Inverter (1.0T) 3.45 1 35500
      Haier HSU-12CKCS(R2DB) 3.4 1 25370
      Daikin FTKE35GV1 3.35 1 32990

  • Avial

    Hello,

    1. I have the following room sizes for which I need the AC – (11×17, 12×10, 12×14, 15×10). I keep the temperature around 23C. Please let me know the tonnage requirement for inverter AC. There is another floor on top.

    2. What is the difference between Daikin FTKM & FTKQ (new series from Daikin).

    3. I am getting the following 1.5 T AC options. Which will be better.
    a. Carrier Superia 365 1.5 T hot & cold AC – 47400
    b. Daikin FTKQ series 1.5 T cooling AC – 51700
    c. Daikin FTKM series 1.5 T cooling AC – 46000

    Thanks.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Avial,
      Which city do you live in? (This is important to calculate the tonnage of AC required for your room)

    • Avial

      Hello

      I am in Noida.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Aviral,

      Here are the details of your tonnage requirements:

      Room Size Tonnage (Fixed Speed) Tonnage (Inverter)
      11×17 1.7 1.5
      10×12 1.1 1
      12×14 1.6 1.5
      15×10 1.4 1.5

      We are not aware of Daikin FTKQ series as the details are neither available on Daikin’s website nor on any ecommerce site. Daikin’s FTKM is the most efficient range from Daikin.

      If you are in Delhi, a hot and cold AC would be fantastic for you as you can use it instead of room heater in winters and hot and cold ACs are 3-4 times more energy efficient than room heaters. So if I have to choose one for you (amongst the three) then Carrier Superia 365 would be the choice. However you may consider 1 ton inverter AC for one of the rooms.

  • Srini

    Why have you not listed Panasonic models in the top ten inverter A/c’s list? Is it for a specific reason or the models weren’t available at the time of evaluation? Also, what criteria have you used to come up with this list?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Srini,
      The list is based on EER. In the list we have listed the ACs which have the highest energy efficiencies. If Panasonic AC comes with an AC which has higher EER compared to that in our list we will surely add it to our list.

  • kumar

    Yes my room is top ceiling direct fall in sun light i use hours in ac 7 to 9 hrs per day march to September, my budget is 35k to 40k

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Mr Sarangi,
    According to our calculation your room requires 1 tons of cooling if your usage is only at night. If your usage is at daytime also your room would require a cooling of 1.2 tons. So a 1.5 ton AC is oversized for your room therefore it consumes unnecessary electricity.
    Typically at your usage we would have recommended a BEE 3star 1 ton AC. But in your budget you can get a Sharp 1.1 ton inverter AC which you could use even during daytime if you want. Also inverter ACs are 30% more energy efficient compared to a normal BEE 5star AC.

    You can look at these 1.1 ton ACs that will fit in your budget :

    brand model eer_ratio price
    SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 32346
    SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 31700

    However if you do not want to go for inverter AC you can look at these BEE 3star 1 ton ACs:

    brand model eer_ratio price
    HITACHI RAU412HTD 3.29 29100
    HITACHI RAU412KTDP 3.29 33640
    HITACHI RAU312HUD 3.29 31644
    HITACHI RAU412HTDD 3.28 28600
    HITACHI RAU312KUDB 3.28 29177
    CARRIER DURAEDGE PLUS K+ (1.0T) 3.27 33000
    DAIKIN FTC35PRV16+RC35PRV16 3.25 28390
    MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-HK13VA 3.24 27200

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Jay,
    Is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or are there more floors above your room? (This is important to calculate the tonnage of AC required for your room)

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi,
    You can look at these BEE 5star 1.5 ton ACs :

    brand model eer_ratio price
    HITACHI RAU518EUDA 3.8 44450
    HITACHI RAU518HUD 3.8 42144
    HITACHI RAU518IUD 3.75 46999
    CARRIER SUPERIA (1.5T) 3.7 44000
    MIDEA Midea Magna Plus (1.5T) 3.69 43400
    HITACHI RAU518KUDB 3.64 42555
    HITACHI RAU518HUDD 3.64 38600
    WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Climate Control(1.5 ton) 3.64 44600

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Projjal,
    Can you tell us what will be the usage of both your ACs (separately)? (This is important to calculate the tonnage and the right model of AC required for your room)

  • PROJJAL GHOSH

    Hello Abhishek. I am Projjal Ghosh. I will use each AC for 2 -3 hours in a day from mid of March to September or October.
    Please give reply quickly as I will buy the ACs tomorrow only.
    Thank You….

  • Jay

    Hi Team,
    My room is on top floor and 2 walls are facing direct sun light After 1pm only.
    I was thinking for samsung AR18JV5HATQ model.

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Rajan,
    According to our calculation your room requires 1.3 tons of cooling. So we recommend you to go for a 1.1/1.2 ton inverter AC.

    You can look at these 1.1/1.2 ton inverter ACs.

    Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
    Hitachi RAU014CVEA 4 1.2 54690
    Hitachi RAU014IVEA 4 1.2 51690
    Hitachi RAU014AVEA 4 1.2 49690
    Sharp AH-XP13PHT 3.83 1.1 NA
    Sharp AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
    Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
    SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700

  • Bijli Bachao Team

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

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

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

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

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

    The difference between Hitachi, Daikin and other cheaper brands are in their quality and durability.

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Gautam,
    Daikin FTKP is better compared to Daikin FTKV. FTKP has better EER compared to FTKV. So we recommend you to with Daikin FTKP.

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Aman,
    A 1.8 ton inverter AC would be equal to 2 ton. A 1.8 ton fixed speed AC won’t be equal to 2 ton.

    You can look at these BEE 5 star 2 ton ACs

    brand model eer_ratio price
    HITACHI RAU524IUD 3.61 52400
    HITACHI RAU524HUD 3.61 59555
    HITACHI RAU524ITD 3.55 57000
    BLUESTAR 5HW24MA 3.52 44133
    MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK24VA 3.57 51150
    GENERAL ASGA24FTTA 3.51 54533

    CARRIER SUPERIA (2.0T) 3.64 50500
  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Sudhirkumar,
    According to our calculation your room requires 1 tons of cooling. At your budget you can get 1/1.1 ton inverter AC which would be really good for you in terms of energy efficiency.

    You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs.

    Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
    Sharp AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
    Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
    Sharp AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
    Haier HSU-12HQAB (R2DB) 3.54 1 39888
    Samsung AR12HV5NBWK 3.52 1 35800
    Samsung AR12HV5DAWK 3.52 1 38640
    LG BS-Q126B8R8 3.47 1 38900
    LG BS-Q126B8A4 3.47 1 37000

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Divyesh,
    For 2 ton inverter AC we recommend you to go for MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MSY-GE24VA it has an EER of 3.61
    For 2 ton BEE 5star AC we recommend you to go for HITACHI RAU524IUD it has an EER of 3.61 and its price is Rs52400.

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Sumeet,
    According to our calculation your room requires 3 tons of cooling. So we recommend you to go for two 1.5 ton inverter hot and cold ACs.
    Here are our responses to your queries

    1)Inverter hot and cold ACs are more efficient compared to regular hot and cold AC. Also inverter hot and cold ACs are 3-4 times more efficient compared to a room heater.
    2)All Japanese brands (Hitachi, Daikin, Mistubishi, Sharp, Panasonic) are durable. After sales of a brand depends from city to city so cannot comment on it.
    3) You would require two 1.5 ton ACs.

    4)
    You can look at these 1.5 ton hot and cold inverter ACs:

    brand model eer_ratio “eer_ratio_heat
    ” price
    MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK50ZMX-S 3.85 4.44 NA
    ONIDA All Season Smart Inverter AC 3.61   52990
    LG AS-W186C2U1 3.47 3.82 59388
    GENERAL ASGA18LFCA 3.42 3.68 39500
    CARRIER Elektra 365 Inverter (1.5T) 3.4 3.6 47488
    HAIER HSU-18HXAR(R2DB) 3.38 3.86 52990
    MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES SRK52HE-2 3.37 3.76 NA
    CARRIER Primo Inverter (1.5T) 3.28 3.82 54488
    DAIKIN FTXS50FVMA 3.23 3.63 59990
    MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MSZ-EF50VEW 3.21 3.71 NA
    VOLTAS 18V DY 3.18 3.4 41000
    PANASONIC CS-YE18PKY 3.01 3.41 51000

    5) Yes if you want you can consider features like self cleaning. It will prevent corrosion and sensing presence will be able to adjust the temperature of the room according to the movement of people.
    6) You can go for any of the ACs from Daikin, Carrier or O General.

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Vipul,
    Kenstar is a new brand in the field of AC. That is why there pricing is aggressive. We have seen few people using it and it works well. The durability of AC has to be seen so cannot comment on it.

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Pawan,
    Is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or are there more floors above your room? (This is important to calculate the tonnage of AC required for your room)

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi,
    Is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or are there more floors above your room? And for how many months are you going to use the AC? And what is your budget? (This is important to calculate the tonnage and the right model of AC required for your room)

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Abhay,
    Is your room on the top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or are there more floors above your room? Would you be using ACs only during summers? And what is your budget? (This is important to calculate the tonnage and the right model of AC required for your room)

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Kumar,
    According to our calculation your room requires 1.2 tons of cooling. Since your usage is high and tariff in Tamilnadu is also high we recommend you to go for 1.1 ton inverter AC.

    You can look at these 1.1 ton inverter ACs

    brand model eer_ratio price
    SHARP AH-XP13PMT 3.83 37896
    SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 32346
    SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 31700

  • Aman

    Thank you so much for replying. Really appreciated. Just one more query i have if you could solve it please…in terms of cooling and durability which ac will be the best out of the above mentioned and is daikin 1.8ton inverter ac good in terms of cooling and if yes which models are best.
    Awaiting reply
    Thank you

  • Divyesh Kothari

    Thanks a ton

  • Abhay

    Hi BB Team,

    There is 1 more floor on top of my room. I would be using AC throughout year & my budget is around 45K.

    Thanks.

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Ravi,

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

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

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

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

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

  • Gautam

    They both have same EER & FTKV has better BTU/cooling capacity of 5200 compared 5000 of FTKP , so how is FTKP better ?

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Jay,
    According to our calculation your room requires 1.7 tons of cooling. You can go with samsung AR18JV5HATQ. It has a high EER and Samsung is a good brand.

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Aman,
    Among the given models all are good in terms of cooling and durability. Daikin 1.8 ton inverter AC is good in terms of cooling and its energy efficiency would be better compared to a BEE 5star 2 ton AC.

    You can look at these 1.8 ton inverter ACs

    brand model eer_ratio price
    DAIKIN FTKP60PRV16 3.4 57690
    DAIKIN FTKV60NRV16 3.4 52990

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Shubham,

    Where in the US do you have this competition. Sizing will depend on the place as the temperature of that place will drive the heat load. However if I just go by thumb rule a 2 ton inverter AC for the hall, 1.5 ton for the master bedroom and children room would be good. Inverter ACs are least energy consuming ACs available in the market. You can look at the list of top most efficient 2 and 1.5 ton inverter ACs in the section above. Best thing about inverter ACs is that it has BLDC variable speed compressors that can adjust its speed (and thereby electricity consumption) based on the requirement (heat load) of the room.

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Abhay,
    According to our calculation your room requires 0.9 tons of cooling. For your usage a 1.1/1 ton inverter would be ideal for you.

    You can look at these 1.1/1 ton inverter ACs:

    Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
    Hitachi RAU013EUEA 4 1 41980
    Carrier Octra Inverter (1.0T) 3.83 1 44800
    Sharp AH-XP13PMT 3.83 1.1 37896
    Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
    SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
    Hitachi RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
    Daikin FTKM35PRV16 3.63 1 43450
    Hitachi RAU012KVEA 3.63 1 43190

  • B P Sarangi

    Hi BB Team,

    thanks a ton for such a quick reply. You have mentioned the actual tonnage capacity required for split ac in my 12’X10′ =120 sq ft bed room is 1.0 ton but as i have mentioned my flat is at top floor and throughout the year heavy sun light comes on roof as well as two walls. I am going to use this ac during summer continuously for around 4 months (April,May,June & July) for 6 hrs at night and 2 to 3 hrs during day.Then during August, Septemer and upto mid-october, 2 to 3 hrs during night and 1 to 2 hrs during day. So please suggest if 1.0 Ton 3 star /1.0 Ton 5 star /1.2 Ton 3 star / 1.2 Ton 5 star AC would be best in terms of over electricity consumption through out the year. I was bit inclined towards LG ac for their wide as well as quick service network. i have very little idea about Voltas and Hitachi after sales service at Kolkata. Please guide me. and also what advantage in long run i would get if i shall use inverter ac. here in my apartment voltage level is very much stable and hardly any power failure occurs in a year. My budget is revised upto 31k max.

    Thanks in advance,

    B P Sarangi
    Kolkata

  • Abhay

    Thanks for your recommendations.

    Do inverter circuit has separate warranty & generally it is less compared to other parts in AC? Also is there any need to have stabilizer for inverter AC.

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hello Mr Sarangi,

    To explain you about inverter AC, I would share my own personal experience with the same. I have a 120 sq ft bedroom in Mumbai and it is on lower floor. As per calculations I need 1 ton cooling in peak summer day time. I earlier had a 1.5 ton window AC in the room which used to consume about 1.4 units/hr in the summers during day time (as measured). At night it used to consume about 1-1.2 units/hr. Last year we decided to replace our 7 year old window AC with inverter technology AC. Although my peak summer day time requirement was 1 ton, I decided to go for a 0.75 ton inverter AC for the room, because 0.75 ton inverter AC can extend to 0.9 tons of cooling if needed. Inverter AC has variable speed motor that enables it to vary its tonnage as per the need of the room. So this 0.75 ton inverter AC has a range of 0.2 to 0.9 tons. When we had a 1.5 ton AC, we used to use it mostly at night in summers and we would keep it at 26 degrees and put it on power saver mode (so it would run for 15 mins and shut down for 45 mins in an hour). So in the whole night it would run for 2-3 hours (effectively) and would consume about 2.5-3 units. Now my consumption was low (2-3 hours in summer nights) so I decided to go for an inverter technology AC which is cheap (for about 30K and essentially not very high on energy efficiency … EER was still 3.3). Now since we have been using it, what I have seen is that it runs for 8 hours continuously but still consumes only 2 units of electricity. And we run it at 26. Now our AC also shows the % capacity at which it is running and what I have observed is that during the day time it mostly runs at 110% capacity (which is about 0.9 ton) for 30-40 mins and then comes down to 100% capacity …. but then it takes about an hour or two to come down to 80% capacity (0.6 tons). But at night it starts at 100% capacity and within 30 mins it comes down to 60% capacity and then to 40% (0.3 tons) in next 30-40 mins. I have seen that at midnight it runs even at 20% capacity and at times lower than that as well (especially when we keep it at 26 degrees). It’s power consumption at 100% capacity is 750 watts (this is for the 0.75 ton AC), 600 watts at 80% capacity and 150 watts at 20% capacity. For most part of the night it runs at 150 watts, which is lesser than what an air cooler consumes.

    Now this happens because heat is more during peak summer day time and when we size our air conditioner, we size it to handle peak summer day time. But the heat does not remain the same always. For most part of the year the same AC is oversized (and especially during the nights when the heat is much less). Oversized ACs not only consume more electricity, but they also over cool and are not effective in humidity removal. I remember when we used to keep 1.5 ton AC at 26 degrees, at night it used to get very cold and we had to use blankets. But inverter AC precisely controls the temperature, so at 26 we do not feel chilly. So my 1.5 ton AC although set at 26, used to bring down the temperature to 22-23 (which was quite cold for us). But this one does now.

    However on a flip side, because we have undersized our AC (our rooms requirement was 1 ton but we used 0.75 ton), the temperature in our room during summers day time does not go below 24 (even when we set it to 16), because the AC does not have that capacity. But I have seen that vary from brand to brand. I personally have a panasonic which does not get it below 24. But my friend who has a similar sized room has Daikin. And when we tested Daikin, it was able to bring down the temperature to 21 (still not 16). Had we gone for 1 ton inverter AC it would have got it down to 16 as well. However this observation is only during the day time and not at night. And as we were comfortable with temperature of 26, so the AC still works well for us.

    Now coming back to your needs: as per our calculation you need 1.2 tons of cooling during peak summer day time. A 1 ton inverter AC can extend up to 1.2 ton. In fact we recommended you 1.1 ton inverter AC from Sharp which can go up to 1.3 tons if needed. Your night time requirement would be lesser as room is not as hot in night as it is during the day time. Also room is not as hot in March as it is in May. You need 1.2 ton cooling for May during day time.

    Now if you go for a BEE 5 star rated 1.2 ton AC then your hourly consumption would be about 0.85 units/hr. A 1 ton inverter AC would at max consume 0.62 unit/hr (and less depending on the heat load … but this is during day time). Your annual usage of AC is about 1300 hrs. So if you compare, BEE 5 star 1.2 ton AC would consume 1105 units (at Rs 9 which is rate for electricity in Kolkata, it would be equal to Rs 9945 per year). Whereas if you go for 1 ton inverter AC, it would be 806 units (or Rs 7200 per year). So you would save 2-3K per year or more by going for inverter AC. If you go for BEE 3 star 1.2 ton AC it would consume about 0.96 units per hour or 1248 units per year (equal to Rs 11232 of electricity costs per year at Rs 9 a unit)

    Now a 1 ton inverter AC would cost anywhere between 32K to 39K, so it would be difficult to get a inverter AC in 31K. Also you can only get a Voltas 1.2 ton BEE 5 star AC in 31K and Hitachi is expensive. We cannot comment much about Voltas service in Kolkata and your local dealers and users of the brand would be the best source of feedback for the same. LG 1 ton inverter AC is available for about 34K in market. As far as BEE 3 star rated AC is concerned you may look at LG LSA5PW3A which is a 1.3 ton Air Conditioner (although marketed as 1.5 ton), which can work well for your room and may fit in your budget).

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,
    Abhishek

  • Aman

    Thank you so much team. I got the bluestar model as per your advice. I feel so thankful to you and your blog is a boon for people like us. Thank you once again

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Abhay,
    We have not heard of separate warranty for inverter ACs. The parts of inverter ACs are expensive but if it is maintained properly it would not have any problems. If the power quality in your area is bad you would need a stabilizer for your inverter AC.

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Projjal,
    According to our calculation both your room requires 1 tons of cooling. Based on your usage we recommend you to go fora BEE 3star 1 ton AC for both your rooms.

    You can also look at these BEE 3star 1 ton ACs.

    Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Price
    HITACHI RAU412HTD 3.29 29100
    HITACHI RAU412HTDD 3.28 28600
    HITACHI RAU312KUDB 3.28 29177
    HITACHI RAU312HUDD 3.28 29800
    DAIKIN FTC35PRV16+RC35PRV16 3.25 28390
    BLUESTAR 3HW12FA 3.19 27333
    BLUESTAR 3HW12FB 3.19 26542

  • krishnaprasad

    Thanks for giving suggestion.I bought an DAIKIN AC FTKP50QRV16 but Service was worst in chennai.They are not replying properly.
    Team plz update this one in this site

  • Aby

    My room is 14 ft x 12 ft x 9 ft,and we are in 4th Floor,which is the top most. There are no walls exposed in East-West direction, having a window on South. Could you please suggest the tonnage?

  • PROJJAL GHOSH

    Thank You very much Abhishek for helping me. Your suggestions are really helpful for me.

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Thanks for the feedback. This surely helps us in making our recommendations.

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi,

    Which city are you from? Also how much is your usage of AC in hrs/day and months/year? Also if you can provide a tentative budget then we can recommend something.

  • saurabh panwar

    sir i want to buy an 1.5 ton 5 star ac……. and i am confused between voltas 185 ey(s) and panasonic cs-kc18rky1 please tell me which one is better. or if you have another suggestion please let me know that one also. thanks in advance.

  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hi Saurabh,
    Among the given models Panasonic cs-kc18rky1 has better EER. Panasonic is a good brand so if you want you can go for it.

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