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Top Ten Air Conditioners in India by electricity consumption and size

By on March 17, 2015
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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. 26666
2LGLWA3BP5F1.00037751125.03.365Rs. 27444
2LGLWA3GP5F1.00037751125.03.365Rs. 28444
3BLUESTAR5W12GA1.00038001135.03.355NA
3WHIRLPOOLMagicool Platinum V (1 T)1.00036001075.03.355Rs. 29000
4VOLTAS1.0T 125 DY1.0003300996.03.315NA
5HITACHIRAW511KTD1.00034501055.03.274Rs. 24850
6LGLWA3BP4F1.00035501110.03.204Rs. 25999
6LGLWA3GP4F1.00035501110.03.204Rs. 26444
7CARRIERESTRELLA PLUS (1.0T)1.00037061197.03.103Rs. 25288
8HITACHIRAW311KUD1.00035001132.03.093Rs. 24477
9MIDEAMarvel MWF11-12CR1-QB81.00035191150.03.063NA
10LLOYDLW12A3N1.00035301157.03.053Rs. 21762

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingApprox Price
1HITACHIRAV518HUD1.50053501530.03.505Rs. 33733
2WHIRLPOOLMagicool Platinum V (1.2 T)1.20038701118.03.465Rs. 29500
3HITACHIRAT518HUD1.50053501575.03.405Rs. 35400
4LGLWA5CT5A11.50048501443.03.365Rs. 34490
4LGLWA5CS5A11.50048501443.03.365Rs. 32490
4LGLWA5CP5A11.50048501443.03.365Rs. 32490
4LGLWA5CS5F11.50047501415.03.365Rs. 28977
4LGLWA5CP5F11.50047501415.03.365Rs. 41990
4LGLWA5CP5A1.40047501415.03.365Rs. 32990
4LGLWA5CT5A1.40047501415.03.365Rs. 34990
4LGLWA5CS5A1.40047501415.03.365Rs. 32990
4LGLWA3GT5A1.10037751125.03.365Rs. 29290
4LGLWA3BP5A1.10037751125.03.365Rs. 28290
5HITACHIRAW518KUD1.50052751575.03.355Rs. 31333
5HITACHIRAV513HUD1.10039001165.03.355Rs. 27700
6PANASONICCW-KC1814YA1.50050541520.03.335Rs. 28830
7BLUESTAR5W18GA1.50049751505.03.315NA
7VOLTAS1.5T 185 MY1.50049501495.03.315Rs. 27000
7VOLTAS1.5T 185 LY1.50049501495.03.315Rs. 26880
7VOLTAS1.5T 185 DY1.50049501495.03.315Rs. 26880
8HITACHIRAV518HTD1.50052001575.03.305Rs. 31440
9HITACHIRAT513HTD1.10040601250.03.254Rs. 27400
10HITACHIRAV513HTD1.10040001250.03.204Rs. 25850

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingApprox Price
1BLUESTAR2W24LA2.00058502080.02.812NA
2HITACHIRAV222HUD2.00061602200.02.802Rs. 35890
3GENERALAXGT24AATH2.00061002295.02.661Rs. 38744
4LGLWA6CP1A1.70058602250.02.601Rs. 33990
5HITACHIRAW122KUD2.00061602425.02.541Rs. 32155
6ZAMILZW022X1CV12.00061002421.02.521Rs. 35990
7HAIERHW-24L1H2.00063002650.02.381Rs. 27000

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingApprox Price
1CARRIERSUPERIA (1.0T)1.0003578950.03.765Rs. 36000
1ONIDAS125FLT-LA1.00039501050.03.765Rs. 24500
2MIDEAMidea Magna Plus (1.0T)1.0003636980.03.715Rs. 35500
3GODREJGSC 12 FG 6 BNG1.0003375912.03.705Rs. 34444
3GODREJGSC 12 FG 6 WNG1.0003375912.03.705Rs. 34444
4ONIDAS125TRC1.0003516955.03.685Rs. 25990
4ONIDAS125CUR1.0003516955.03.685Rs. 25500
5SAMSUNGAR12HC5TCNC1.00037001010.03.665Rs. 32400
5SAMSUNGAR12HC5TDUR1.00037001010.03.665Rs. 33400
5SAMSUNGAR12HC5ECLZ1.00037001010.03.665Rs. 33800
5SAMSUNGAR12HC5UCNB1.00054001010.03.665Rs. 31600
6MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-GK10VA0.7502700740.03.655Rs. 26603
7WHIRLPOOL3D Cool Climate Control(1 T)1.0003450984.03.645Rs. 39200
8PANASONICCS-XC12QKY/CU-XC12QKY1.00037001020.03.635Rs. 40888
9ONIDAS125DFL1.0003516975.03.615Rs. 27911
9ONIDAS125FLT-N1.0003516975.03.615Rs. 26970
10DAIKINFTF35PRV16+RF35PRV161.0003350930.03.605Rs. 33307
10LGLSA3GT5D1.0003525980.03.605Rs. 37990
10LGLSA3ST5D1.0003525980.03.605Rs. 37990
10LGLSA3TM5D1.0003525980.03.605Rs. 37490
10LGLSA3VF5D1.0003525980.03.605Rs. 35490
10LGLSA3SP5D1.0003525980.03.605Rs. 35990
10LGLSA3VP5D1.0003525980.03.605Rs. 34990
10LGLSA3MP5D1.0003525980.03.605Rs. 35490
10LGLSA3NP5A1.0003525980.03.605Rs. 33990
10LGLSA3WT5D1.0003525980.03.605Rs. 37990
10LGLSA3AT5D1.0003525980.03.605Rs. 36490
10LGLSA3EG5M1.0003516976.03.605Rs. 33833
10LGLSA3AP5M1.0003516976.03.605Rs. 31833
10LGLSA3ES5M1.0003516976.03.605Rs. 33833
10LGLSA3EW5M1.0003516976.03.605Rs. 33833
10LGLSA3MP5M1.0003516976.03.605Rs. 31933
10LGLSA3NP5F1.0003516976.03.605Rs. 29833
10LGLSA3SP5M1.0003516976.03.605Rs. 32433
10LGLSA3TM5M1.0003516976.03.605Rs. 35333
10LGLSA3VP5M1.0003516976.03.605Rs. 33333
10MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-GK13VA1.00036001000.03.605Rs. 31825
10WHIRLPOOL3D COOL XTREME PLT V (1 T)1.0003420950.03.605Rs. 40000

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingApprox Price
1HITACHIRAU514IUD1.20041001065.03.805Rs. 41388
1HITACHIRAU518EUDA1.50057001500.03.805Rs. 44450
1HITACHIRAU518HUD1.50055001448.03.805Rs. 42144
1HITACHIRAU514HUD1.20040501065.03.805Rs. 36740
1HITACHIRAU514EUDA1.20040501065.03.805Rs. 38900
1HITACHIRAU514IVD1.20040501065.03.805Rs. 45190
1HITACHIRAU514AVD1.20040501065.03.805Rs. 42190
2HITACHIRAU518IUD1.50053001414.03.755Rs. 46999
3CARRIERSUPERIA (1.5T)1.50054411471.03.705Rs. 44000
3GODREJGSC 18 FG 6 BNG1.50050001350.03.705Rs. 38888
3GODREJGSC 18 FG 6 WNG1.50050001350.03.705Rs. 37777
3HITACHIRAU518IVD1.50055001485.03.705Rs. 50190
3HITACHIRAU518AVD1.50055001485.03.705Rs. 47190
3WHIRLPOOL3D Cool Series Platinum1.20040501092.03.705Rs. 37444
4MIDEAMidea Magna Plus (1.5T)1.50053671456.03.695Rs. 43400
5HITACHIRAU518KUDB1.50054401495.03.645Rs. 42555
5HITACHIRAU514HUDDZ1.20040001100.03.645Rs. 35805
5HITACHIRAU518HUDD1.50054401495.03.645Rs. 38600
5ONIDAS185FLT-N1.50052751450.03.645Rs. 36177
5ONIDAS185DFL1.50052751450.03.645Rs. 32990
5ONIDAS185TRD-LA1.50052001430.03.645Rs. 31500
5WHIRLPOOL3D Cool Climate Control(1.5 ton)1.50052501442.03.645Rs. 44600
5WHIRLPOOL3D COOL PLT V (1.2 T)1.20039701088.03.645Rs. 38500
6HITACHIRAU514HUDD1.20040001100.03.635Rs. 33300
7WHIRLPOOL3D COOL XTREME PLT V (1.2 T)1.20040001102.03.625Rs. 40500
8ONIDAS185TRC1.50053501480.03.615Rs. 35111
9DAIKINFTF50PRV16+RF50PRV161.50052001445.03.605Rs. 39555
9HITACHIRAU514ITDA1.20040501125.03.605Rs. 38600
9LGLSA5MP5M1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 39733
9LGLSA5GT5D1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 44990
9LGLSA5ST5D1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 44990
9LGLSA5PW5M1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 33999
9LGLSA5NP5F1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 37833
9LGLSA5SP5M1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 37833
9LGLSA5AP5M1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 39133
9LGLSA5AT5M1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 39633
9LGLSA5ES5M1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 39933
9LGLSA5WT5D1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 44990
9LGLSA5AT5D1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 43490
9LGLSA5MP5D1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 42490
9LGLSA5NP5A1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 40990
9LGLSA5EW5M1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 40833
9LGLSA5TM5M1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 42833
9LGLSA5VP5M1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 40933
9LGLSA5EG5M1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 40833
9LGLSA5TM5D1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 44490
9LGLSA5SP5D1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 42990
9LGLSA5VF5D1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 42490
9LGLSA5VP5D1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 41990
9MITSUBISHI ELECTRICSRK13CLV-61.10036001000.03.605Rs. 40490
9ONIDAS185FLT-LA1.50052751465.03.605Rs. 27281
9ONIDAS185CUR1.50054001500.03.605Rs. 31500
9WHIRLPOOL3D COOL XTREME PLT V (1.5 T)1.50052001444.03.605Rs. 44500
9WHIRLPOOLMagicool Series Platinum1.20040501122.03.605Rs. 38100
10MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-GK18VA1.50052001450.03.595Rs. 40261

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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. 54000
2HITACHIRAU520ITD1.70057001499.03.805Rs. 48000
3CARRIERSUPERIA (2.0T)2.00062171710.03.645Rs. 50500
4HITACHIRAU524HUD2.00070301950.03.615Rs. 59555
4HITACHIRAU524IUD2.00070301950.03.615Rs. 52400
5MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-GK24VA2.00066001850.03.575Rs. 51150
6HITACHIRAU524ITD2.00072002028.03.555Rs. 57000
6VOLTAS2.0T 245 DY2.00063001774.03.555Rs. 42988
7BLUESTAR5HW24MA2.00064001820.03.525Rs. 44133
8GENERALASGA24FTTA2.00065001850.03.515Rs. 54533
9MIDEAMidea Magna Plus (2T)2.00062011813.03.424Rs. 50088
9MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-G24VC2.00066001930.03.424Rs. 61740
10DAIKINFTF60PRV16+RF60PRV161.80064001880.03.404Rs. 50630
10DAIKINFT60MV16+R60MV161.80066001940.03.404Rs. 49000

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingApprox Price
1MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-E36VC3.000100003460.02.891Rs. 103370
2MITSUBISHI 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
1CARRIERESTRELLA PLUS (1.0T)1.00037061197.03.103Rs. 25288
2HITACHIRAW311KUD1.00035001132.03.093Rs. 24477
3MIDEAMarvel MWF11-12CR1-QB81.00035191150.03.063NA
4LLOYDLW12A3N1.00035301157.03.053Rs. 21762
5LGLWA3BP3F1.00035001160.03.023Rs. 21533
6ONIDAW123TRD1.00035161170.03.013Rs. 21841
7LGLWA3BP3A0.90031701055.03.003Rs. 24790
7LGLWA3GP3A0.90031701055.03.003Rs. 24790
8HITACHIRAW312KUDI1.00035161190.02.953Rs. 24433
8VOLTAS1.0T 123 LY1.00031701074.02.953Rs. 19500
9BLUESTAR3WAE121YD1.00034751195.02.913NA
9BLUESTAR3W12GA1.00032501115.02.913NA
10ONIDAW122TRD1.00035161215.02.892Rs. 22890

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingPrice
1HITACHIRAV318HUD1.50051001650.03.093Rs. 27430
1HITACHIRAW318KUD1.50051001650.03.093Rs. 28777
2CARRIERESTRELLA PLUS (1.5T)1.50055291800.03.073Rs. 29488
2MIDEAMarvel MWF11-18CR2-QB81.50053081729.03.073NA
3ONIDAW183FLT1.50052001700.03.063Rs. 23157
4INTECTWAC-18K1.50050881690.03.013Rs. 22000
4LGLWA5CT3A1.40048501610.03.013Rs. 29990
4LGLWA5CP3A1.40048501610.03.013Rs. 28490
4LGLWA5BP3A1.40048501610.03.013Rs. 28490
4LGLWA5CP3F1.50048501610.03.013Rs. 25444
4LGLWA5CS3F1.50048501610.03.013Rs. 24988
4LGLWA5BP3F1.50048501610.03.013Rs. 24444
4LGLWA5PS3F1.50048501610.03.013Rs. 24000
5VIDEOCONVWF53.WE1-QL1.50051001750.03.003Rs. 24633
6PANASONICCW-YC1814YA1.50050541700.02.973Rs. 25565
7LGLWA5CS3F11.50050501705.02.963Rs. 34645
7LGLWA5CP3F11.50050501705.02.963Rs. 32540
8GODREJGWC 18 GQ 3 WNC1.50051251737.02.953Rs. 24869
8VOLTAS1.5T 183 DY1.50049001661.02.953Rs. 23666
8VOLTAS1.5T 183 EY1.50049001661.02.953Rs. 24833
8VOLTAS1.5T 183 Myi1.50049001661.02.953Rs. 24833
8VOLTAS1.5T 183 My1.50049001661.02.953Rs. 24733
9ZAMILZW018X3CV11.50051001735.02.943Rs. 31990
10BLUESTAR3WAE181YD1.50051201750.02.933NA

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingPrice
1BLUESTAR2W24LA2.00058502080.02.812NA
2HITACHIRAV222HUD2.00061602200.02.802Rs. 35890
3GENERALAXGT24AATH2.00061002295.02.661Rs. 38744
4LGLWA6CP1A1.70058602250.02.601Rs. 33990
5HITACHIRAW122KUD2.00061602425.02.541Rs. 32155
6ZAMILZW022X1CV12.00061002421.02.521Rs. 35990
7HAIERHW-24L1H2.00063002650.02.381Rs. 27000

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingPrice
1HITACHIRAU312HUD1.00035171070.03.293Rs. 31644
1HITACHIRAU412HTD1.00035171070.03.293Rs. 29100
1HITACHIRAU412KTDP1.00035171070.03.293Rs. 33640
1HITACHIRAU312HVD1.00035171070.03.293Rs. 34990
1HITACHIRAU312EVD1.00035171070.03.293Rs. 36290
1ONIDAS123FLT-N1.00035161070.03.293Rs. 23500
1ONIDAS123DFL1.00035161070.03.293Rs. 25490
1ONIDAS123TRDN1.00035161070.03.293Rs. 23990
1ONIDAS123CHR1.00035161070.03.293Rs. 23990
1ONIDAS123CHR-R1.00035161070.03.293Rs. 29590
1ONIDAS123SMH1.00034501050.03.293Rs. 27332
1ONIDAS123FLT-L1.00034501050.03.293Rs. 23819
1ONIDAS123TRD1.00035161070.03.293Rs. 23990
1SAMSUNGAR12HC3USNB1.00035001065.03.293Rs. 28000
1SAMSUNGAR12HC3TFUR1.00035001065.03.293Rs. 28400
1SAMSUNGAR12HC3ESLW1.00035001065.03.293Rs. 29433
1SAMSUNGAR12HC3USUQ1.00035001065.03.293Rs. 25944
2HITACHIRAU412HTDD1.00033801030.03.283Rs. 28600
2HITACHIRAU312KUDB1.00033801030.03.283Rs. 29177
2HITACHIRAU312HUDD1.00033801030.03.283Rs. 29800
3CARRIERDURAEDGE PLUS K+ (1.0T)1.00035291078.03.273Rs. 33000
3ONIDAS123CUR1.00035161075.03.273Rs. 23819
4DAIKINFTC35PRV16+RC35PRV161.00033501030.03.253Rs. 28390
4MIDEAFlair X MS12F3-12CR1-QC21.00033501030.03.253NA
4MIDEAFlair MS12F3-12CR-QC21.00033501047.03.253NA
4MIDEAFlorista MS11D1-12CR-QC21.00033501030.03.253NA
4ONIDAS093FLT-L0.8002600800.03.253Rs. 21101
4ONIDAS093SMH0.8002600800.03.253Rs. 21894
4ONIDAS093FLT-L30.8002810800.03.253Rs. 25090
5MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-HK13VA1.00034001050.03.243Rs. 27200
5VIDEOCONVSD33.GV1-MDA1.00034001050.03.243Rs. 29690
6IFBIACS12KA3TC1.00035851110.03.233Rs. 30133
6MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-HK10VA0.7502600805.03.233Rs. 22670
6TCLTNAC-12CS/3BV41.00035851111.03.233Rs. 21990
7LLOYDLS9A3L0.8002639897.03.223Rs. 19333
7LLOYDLS9A3LN0.8002850884.03.223Rs. 21203
8CRUISECRC 331.00035001092.03.213Rs. 27000
8KORYOKF14KSIAO123S1.00032861023.03.213Rs. 24290
9IFBIACS12KA3TP1.00035171100.03.203Rs. 29233
9LGLSA3MP3D1.00034201070.03.203Rs. 32990
9LGLSA3VP3D1.00034201070.03.203Rs. 32490
9LGLSA3SP3D1.00034201070.03.203Rs. 33490
9LGLSA3VF3D1.00034201070.03.203Rs. 32990
9LGLSA3AT3D1.00034201070.03.203Rs. 33990
9LGLSA3WT3D1.00034201070.03.203Rs. 35490
9LGLSA3GT3D1.00034201070.03.203Rs. 35490
9LGLSA3ST3D1.00034201070.03.203Rs. 35490
9LGLSA3TM3D1.00034201070.03.203Rs. 34990
9LGLSA3NP3A1.00034201070.03.203Rs. 31490
9LGLSA3AT3M1.00034201070.03.203Rs. 29233
9LGLSA3NP3F1.00034201070.03.203Rs. 26433
9LGLSA3AP3M1.00034201070.03.203Rs. 27433
9LGLSA3MP3M1.00034201070.03.203Rs. 28833
9LGLSA3SP3M1.00034201070.03.203Rs. 27990
9LGLSA3VP3M1.00034201070.03.203Rs. 29188
9LGLSA3TM3M1.00034201070.03.203Rs. 30833
9LGLSA3EW3M1.00034201070.03.203Rs. 29233
9LGLSA3ES3M1.00034201070.03.203Rs. 29233
9LGLSA3EG3M1.00034201070.03.203Rs. 29333
9LLOYDLS9A3P0.8002582807.03.203Rs. 20925
9LLOYDLS13A3PN1.00034931092.03.203Rs. 22785
9TRANETSR12MW41.00035171100.03.203NA
9WHIRLPOOL3D COOL DLX III (1 T)1.00033701053.03.203Rs. 34000
9WHIRLPOOL3D COOL DLX PLUS III (1 T)1.00033701053.03.203Rs. 34700
10BLUESTAR3HW12FA1.00034401080.03.193Rs. 27333
10BLUESTAR3HW12FB1.00037001160.03.193Rs. 26542
10ELECTROLUXSN33N1.00033501050.03.193Rs. 21948
10LLOYDLS13A3HR1.00035311107.03.193Rs. 25000

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingPrice
1HITACHIRAU318HVD1.50053621630.03.293Rs. 39990
1HITACHIRAU318EVD1.50053621630.03.293Rs. 41290
1HITACHIRAU318HUD1.50053621630.03.293Rs. 35444
1MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-H18VA1.50049001480.03.293Rs. 43630
1ONIDAS183DFL1.50052751605.03.293Rs. 30522
1ONIDAS183SMH1.50052001580.03.293Rs. 27990
1ONIDAS183FLT-N1.50052751605.03.293Rs. 28830
1ONIDAS183FLT-LA1.50052001580.03.293Rs. 25990
1ONIDAS183CHR-R1.50052751605.03.293Rs. 34890
1ONIDAS183CHR1.50052751605.03.293Rs. 27990
1ONIDAS183FLT-L1.50052001580.03.293Rs. 27500
2CARRIERDURAEDGE PLUS K+ (1.5T)1.50050001530.03.273Rs. 38000
2CRUISECRC 531.50051001560.03.273Rs. 30000
2ONIDAS183TRD-LA1.50052001590.03.273Rs. 27990
2RECONNECTRHSAG15021.50051001560.03.273Rs. 31490
3DAIKINFTC50PRV161.50052201605.03.253Rs. 32490
3ONIDAS183TRDN1.50052751625.03.253Rs. 26990
3ONIDAS183TRD1.50052751625.03.253Rs. 27990
3ONIDAS183CUR1.50052751625.03.253Rs. 29688
4BLUESTAR3HW18HAF1.50049501530.03.243Rs. 33333
4KORYOKF14KSIAO183S1.50052681628.03.243Rs. 29290
4WHIRLPOOL3D Cool Series Delux Plus1.50052501620.03.243Rs. 37444
4WHIRLPOOL3D Cool Series Delux 1.5 ton1.50053501651.03.243Rs. 38888
5CARRIERNOVELLO PLUS (1.5T)1.50050501570.03.223Rs. 39400
5MIDEAFlorista MS11D1-18CR-QC21.50050501570.03.223NA
5TCLTNAC-18CS/3BV41.50050881579.03.223Rs. 26960
6HITACHIRAU318HUDG1.50052331630.03.213Rs. 33975
6VOLTAS1.5T 183 DY1.50049001526.03.213Rs. 28888
6VOLTAS1.5T 183 MYi1.50032001526.03.213Rs. 29999
7HITACHIRAU318HUDD1.50052001625.03.203Rs. 33833
7HITACHIRAU318HUDZ1.50052001625.03.203Rs. 33975
7HITACHIRAU318KUDB1.50052001625.03.203Rs. 34500
7IFBIACS18KA3TP1.50050651585.03.203Rs. 32833
7LGLSA5EG3M1.50051751615.03.203Rs. 30833
7LGLSA5VP3M1.50051751615.03.203Rs. 34133
7LGLSA5EW3M1.50051751615.03.203Rs. 34733
7LGLSA5ES3M1.50051751615.03.203Rs. 34733
7LGLSA5TM3M1.50051751615.03.203Rs. 35433
7LGLSA5AT3M1.50051751615.03.203Rs. 33233
7LGLSA5NP3F1.50051751615.03.203Rs. 30633
7LGLSA5AP3M1.50051751615.03.203Rs. 30333
7LGLSA5SP3M1.50051751615.03.203Rs. 32433
7LGLSA5MP3M1.50051751615.03.203Rs. 33333
7TRANETSR18MW41.50052171630.03.203NA
7TRANETSR18DW3BSFC31.50052751650.03.203NA
7VOLTAS1.2T 153 CY1.20038501203.03.203Rs. 27000
7WHIRLPOOL3D COOL DLX PLUS III (1.5 T)1.50051801619.03.203Rs. 39800
7WHIRLPOOLMAGICOOL DLX III (1.5 T)1.50050501578.03.203Rs. 36300
8LGLSA5MP3D11.50051501615.03.193Rs. 36990
8LGLSA5NP3A11.50051501615.03.193Rs. 35490
8LGLSA5VP3D11.50051501615.03.193Rs. 36490
8LGLSA5SP3D11.50051501615.03.193Rs. 37490
8LGLSA5VF3D11.50051501615.03.193Rs. 36990
8LGLSA5AT3D11.50051501615.03.193Rs. 37990
8LGLSA5TM3D11.50051501615.03.193Rs. 38990
8LGLSA5GT3D11.50051501615.03.193Rs. 39490
8LGLSA5ST3D11.50051501615.03.193Rs. 39490
8LGLSA5WT3D11.50051501615.03.193Rs. 39490
8LLOYDLS19A3FX1.50051001600.03.193Rs. 28737
9IFBIACS18KA3TC1.50051051605.03.183Rs. 33933
9VIDEOCONVSD531.50052501650.03.183Rs. 28933
9VIDEOCONVSD53.WV1-MDA1.50052501650.03.183Rs. 26833
9WHIRLPOOL3D COOL DLX III (1.5 T)1.50052501651.03.183Rs. 39800
10LLOYDLS19A3PN1.50051921639.03.173Rs. 26562
10LLOYDLS19A3HR1.50049601566.03.173Rs. 28830

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingPrice
1HITACHIRAU324IVD2.00070202134.03.293Rs. 58290
1HITACHIRAU324AVD2.00070202134.03.293Rs. 55290
1HITACHIRAU424ETD2.00070202134.03.293Rs. 47300
1HITACHIRAU424HTD2.00070202134.03.293Rs. 46400
1HITACHIRAU424HTDW2.00070202134.03.293Rs. 50850
1HITACHIRAU324EUDA2.00070202134.03.293Rs. 50850
1HITACHIRAU324HUD2.00070202134.03.293Rs. 48544
2ONIDAS243FLT-N2.00066002010.03.283Rs. 36500
2ONIDAS243FLT-LA2.00065001980.03.283Rs. 39933
3DAIKINFTC60PRV161.80064001970.03.253Rs. 42024
3MIDEAFlair MS12F3-22CR-QC22.00059301830.03.253NA
3MIDEAFlair X MS12F3-22CR1-QC22.00059301830.03.253NA
4WHIRLPOOL3D COOL DLX III(2 T)2.00036501960.03.243Rs. 46000
5HITACHIRAU324HUDG2.00069772160.03.233Rs. 48825
5SAMSUNGAR24HC3TFUR2.00063001950.03.233Rs. 41000
6HITACHIRAU323HUDD2.00067502100.03.213Rs. 44900
6HITACHIRAU323HUDDZ2.00067502100.03.213Rs. 46500
7GENERALASGA24ACT2.00065002030.03.203Rs. 52000
7GODREJGSC 24FW3 WNU2.00061001900.03.203NA
7HITACHIRAU423KTDB2.00067502110.03.203Rs. 46190
7HITACHIRAU323KUDB2.00067502110.03.203Rs. 49555
7TRANETSR22DW3BSFC32.00061531920.03.203NA
7VOLTAS2.0T 243 CYa2.00061001906.03.203Rs. 38999
8BLUESTAR3HW24FA2.00063652000.03.183Rs. 39133
8LGLSA6VP3D11.80063502000.03.183Rs. 46990
8LGLSA6SP3D11.80063502000.03.183Rs. 47990
8LGLSA6VF3D11.80063502000.03.183Rs. 47490
8LGLSA6AT3D11.80063502000.03.183Rs. 48490
8LGLSA6WT3D11.80063502000.03.183Rs. 49990
8LGLSA6GT3D11.80063502000.03.183Rs. 49990
8LGLSA6ST3D11.80063502000.03.183Rs. 49990
8LGLSA6TM3D11.80063502000.03.183Rs. 49490
8LGLSA6NP3A1.80062001950.03.183Rs. 38595
8LGLSA6NP3A11.80063502000.03.183Rs. 45990
8LGLSA6MP3D11.80063502000.03.183Rs. 47490
8LGLSA6NP3F2.00063502000.03.183Rs. 38833
8LGLSA6AP3M2.00063502000.03.183Rs. 41533
8LGLSA6MP3M2.00063502000.03.183Rs. 42833
8LGLSA6SP3M2.00063502000.03.183Rs. 43133
8LGLSA6VP3M2.00063502000.03.183Rs. 43933
8LGLSA6TM3M2.00063502000.03.183Rs. 45233
8LGLSA6EW3M2.00063502000.03.183Rs. 43833
8LGLSA6ES3M2.00063502000.03.183Rs. 43433
8LGLSA6EG3M2.00063502000.03.183Rs. 43833
8PANASONICCS-XC24PKY2.00066282080.03.183Rs. 45800
9BLUESTAR3HW24VC2.00060501910.03.173Rs. 40734
9MIDEAFlorista MS11D1-22CR-QC22.00059001860.03.173NA
9MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-HK24VA2.00064002020.03.173Rs. 44444
9PANASONICCS-TC24PKY2.00065982080.03.173Rs. 42700
9ZAMILZS022X3CV22.00065002050.03.173Rs. 42315
10BLUESTAR3HW24FB2.00062001960.03.163NA
10LLOYDLS24A3FX2.00062501980.03.163Rs. 41385
10PANASONICCS-UC24QKY3/CU-UC24QKY32.00065002060.03.163Rs. 41571
10PANASONICCS-YC24QKY3/CU-YC24QKY32.00065002060.03.163Rs. 43710

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingPrice
1MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-E36VC3.000100003460.02.891Rs. 103370
2MITSUBISHI 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. 48690
1HITACHIRAU013IUEA1.0003780945.04.00Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 51111
1HITACHIRAU013EUEA1.0003780945.04.00Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 41980
2MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIESSRK13YL-S1.0003500900.03.88Inverter Cooling OnlyNA
3DAIKINFTKM25PRV160.7502500650.03.85Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 35490
4CARRIEROctra Inverter (1.0T)1.00040181048.03.83Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 44800
5SHARPAH-XP10LV0.8002810735.03.82Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 27711
6HITACHIRAU012HUEA1.0003590945.03.80Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 40900
7DAIKINFTKM35PRV161.0003500964.03.63Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 43450
7HITACHIRAU012KVEA1.0003560980.03.63Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 43190
8GENERALASGA09JGCA0.7502500700.03.57Inverter Cooling OnlyNA
9HAIERHSU-12HQAB (R2DB)1.0003500990.03.54Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 39888
10SAMSUNGAR12HV5DAWK1.0003200910.03.52Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 38640
10SAMSUNGAR12HV5NBWK1.0003200910.03.52Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 35800

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingPrice
1HITACHIRAU014CVEA1.20041801045.04.00Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 54690
1HITACHIRAU014IVEA1.20041801045.04.00Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 51690
1HITACHIRAU014AVEA1.20041801045.04.00Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 49690
2SHARPAH-XP13LV1.10038681010.03.83Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 31700
2SHARPAH-XP13PMT1.10038681010.03.83Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 37896
2SHARPAH-XP13PHT1.10038681010.03.83Inverter Cooling OnlyNA
2SHARPAH-X13PET1.10038681010.03.83Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 32346
3SAMSUNGAR18HV5DAWK1.50050001310.03.82Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 53500
4HITACHIRAU019CVEA1.50055101448.03.81Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 56090
4HITACHIRAU019AVEA1.50055101448.03.81Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 51390
4HITACHIRAU019IVEA1.50055101448.03.81Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 53290
5DAIKINFTKM50PRV161.50050001315.03.80Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 49590
5HITACHIRAU019EUEA1.50055001448.03.80Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 50450
6HITACHIRAU018IUEA1.50054001448.03.73Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 57777
7LGBS-Q186C8R61.50054002300.03.67Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 50333
8SHARPAH-XP18PHT1.50052701440.03.66Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 43690
8SHARPAH-XP18PMT1.50052701440.03.66Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 49990
8SHARPAH-X18PET1.50052701440.03.66Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 41700
8SHARPAH-XP18MV1.50052751440.03.66Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 45500
9HITACHIRAU018HVEA1.50055001525.03.61Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 53960
10CARRIERKurve Inverter (1.5T)1.50052791478.03.57Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 43900

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingPrice
1MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMSY-GE24VA2.00066001830.03.61Inverter Cooling OnlyNA
2DAIKINFTKM60PRV161.80060001666.03.60Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 64790
2LLOYDLS24GRI2.00070331950.03.60Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 58990
2LLOYDLS24GRIX2.00070331950.03.60Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 58990
3HITACHIRAU023EUEA2.00067591900.03.56Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 58950
4HITACHIRAU024CVEA2.00068601930.03.55Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 67790
4HITACHIRAU024AVEA2.00068601930.03.55Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 62790
4HITACHIRAU024IVEA2.00068601930.03.55Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 64790
5LGBS-Q246C8A22.00062002400.03.52Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 59988
5LGBSA24IMA2.00070341760.03.52Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 66990
5LGBS-Q246C8R32.00062002400.03.52Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 61588
6SAMSUNGAR24HV5NBWK2.00060001710.03.51Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 50500
7HITACHIRAU023HVEA2.00067601930.03.50Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 61790
8CARRIEROctra Inverter (2.0T)2.00068041947.03.49Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 61750
9CARRIERSuperia Plus K+ (2.0T)2.00070381947.03.46Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 60750
10DAIKINFTKV60NRV161.80060001765.03.40Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 52990
10DAIKINFTKP60PRV161.80060001765.03.40Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 57690

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RankBrandModelTonnageCooling Capacity (in Watts)Power Consumption (in Watts)EER RatioStar RatingPrice
1DAIKINFTKM71PRV162.20071002220.03.20Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 75500
2GENERALASGA30JCC2.50080002650.03.01Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 77444
3DAIKINFTKD71FVM2.20071002550.02.78Inverter Cooling OnlyRs. 55090

Top Ten Hot and Cold Air Conditioners

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RankBrandModelTonnageEER Ratio CoolingEER Ratio HeatingStar RatingPrice
1DAIKINFTXR28KVMA0.7504.865.03Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 105490
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. 38990
5MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIESSRK35ZMX-S1.0004.144.48Inverter Hot and ColdNA
6LGAS-W126B1U11.0004.084.08Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 44988
7CARRIERSuperia 365 (1.0T)1.0003.964.65Hot and ColdRs. 43500
8DAIKINFTXG35JV1BS1.0003.934.04Inverter Hot and ColdNA
8DAIKINFTXG35JV1BA1.0003.934.04Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 103590
9MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMSZ-EF35VEW1.0003.854.19Inverter Hot and ColdNA
10CARRIERElektra 365 Inverter (1.0T)1.0003.503.50Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 41488

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RankBrandModelTonnageEER Ratio CoolingEER Ratio HeatingStar RatingPrice
1CARRIERSuperia 365 (1.5T)1.5004.164.62Hot and ColdRs. 52000
2DAIKINFTXR42KVMA1.2003.934.34Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 127090
3MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIESSRK50ZMX-S1.5003.854.44Inverter Hot and ColdNA
4CARRIERPrimo 3D Inverter (1.5T)1.5003.753.71Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 90000
5ONIDAAll Season Smart Inverter AC1.5003.610.00Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 52990
6LGAS-W186C2U11.5003.473.82Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 59388
7HITACHIRAU518HTH1.5003.453.52Hot and ColdRs. 44450
8GENERALASGA18LFCA1.5003.423.68Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 39500
9CARRIERElektra 365 Inverter (1.5T)1.5003.403.60Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 47488
10HAIERHSU-18HXAR(R2DB)1.5003.383.86Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 52990

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RankBrandModelTonnageEER Ratio CoolingEER Ratio HeatingStar RatingPrice
1CARRIERSuperia 365 (2.0T)2.0003.824.19Hot and ColdRs. 62000
2CARRIERElektra 365 Inverter (2.0T)2.0003.673.72Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 58488
3MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIESSRK60ZMX-S1.8003.654.07Inverter Hot and ColdNA
4MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIESSRK71HE-22.0003.313.83Inverter Hot and ColdNA
5PANASONICCS-YE24PKY2.0003.243.54Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 64888
6GENERALASGA24LFCA2.0003.233.61Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 53555
7DAIKINFTYN60JXV11.8003.213.42Hot and ColdRs. 58924
7LGAS-W246C2U12.0003.213.62Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 62900
7MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIESSRK71ZM-S2.0003.213.62Inverter Hot and ColdNA
8VOLTAS24V DY2.0003.153.25Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 43000
9CARRIERPrimo Inverter (2.0T)2.0003.073.52Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 65588
10DAIKINFTXS60FVMA1.8003.033.43Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 69990

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RankBrandModelTonnageEER Ratio CoolingEER Ratio HeatingStar RatingPrice
1GENERALASGA30LFCA2.5003.213.61Inverter Hot and ColdNA
2DAIKINFTXS71FVMA2.2003.013.25Inverter Hot and ColdRs. 78990
3GENERALASG30RBAJ2.5002.662.73Hot and ColdRs. 77777

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  1. Max Raphael says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    Really Informative Blog you have here…Am really Impressed by the Immense free help you are providing to people on making the right choices. Kudos!!!

    Need you advice for my choice of AC.

    My City: Bangalore
    My Concerns: Recent Summer temperatures around 35-39 Degrees average, Rest year temperature around 24+ Degrees, Many times humid and suffocating atmosphere, I am very heat sensitive, and typically am at peace around 16 Degrees or blow on average, I hate humidity…
    My Usage Prediction: At least 1500 hours per year
    My Room Dimensions: 13 feet length * 10 feet breadth * 10 feet height, 2nd floor with 2 more apartments on top of my floor
    Room Materials & Condition: 2 Steel Almirahs, 1 Wooden Cupboard, 1 Large wooden computer table, 1 computer constantly running 24*7, 1 Attached bathroom with wooden door, 1 Door opening into balcony, 1 Double Wooden Bed, Yellow painted walls, 1 large window with 2 glass splits (transparent with no color) and iron mesh (4*4 feet) which are mostly closed, Tiled Floor, Partially sun facing balcony during Afternoon time only, main road around 30-40 meters from balcony and constantly moving
    Max people in room: 1-3 people max at any time

    My preferences from AC:
    Maximum Cooling to tune of <=16 degrees
    Durable and long life
    Best, reliable, efficient and trustworthy after sales support at home with nominal charges
    Very low ratio of faultiness/breakdown vs units sold
    Has all major latest features which are Important, and any marketing gimmicks can be excused
    Inverter AC preferred
    Do I need a Stabilizer? Electricity keeps on coming and going at random times, but because society has power backup so the switching has a little hiccup
    Would prefer split for saving space
    I work from Home most times
    I smoke cigarettes a lot in room, around 80% of the day when not sleeping
    Have a normal size fan in my big room, which has become very slow and ineffective over a period of years
    Need as much power efficiency as possible since i plan to save costs

    Please suggest which AC model and Brand should I buy, specially which have best reputation for less faults and after sales support, of course with best cooling. Budget not a constraint, but lower the better

    Thanks in advance

    Regards,.
    Max

  2. Romesh says:

    Dear Abhishek,

    I live in Mumbai. After reading the articles and blogs on site, I checked measurements etc and considering that my job is transferable across india, I am thinking of buying 0.75 T or 0.8T inverter A/c. zeroed in on following :

    1. Daikin FTKM25PRV16 2. Daikin FTKP25PRV16 3. Sharp AH XP10LV

    a) whats the difference between the two models of Daikin. I am inclined to go for FTKP model because of lower price, though EER and current drawn is higher

    b) The sharp model is priced much lower. Why? Am I missing out on any important factor.

    c) does sharp models of 0.8T, 1.1 T have anticorrosive coatings on ODU

    btw excellent job guys,. thanks in advance

    regards
    Romesh

  3. Aviral says:

    Hello,

    I have requirement for Inverter AC for 4 different room. My tonnage requirement as per the sharp ac tonnage calculator is:
    1.3
    1.7
    0.9
    1.2

    There is a floor above my flat. Which is the durable and efficient AC and the tonnage to go for.

    How are the all weather AC? Is it better to go for HVAC (all weather) or separate AC and heater will be more efficient for Delhi.

    Regards,

  4. Amit says:

    Dear Abhishek,

    I am Amit and my bedroom measurements are as below.
    Lenght-15.5feet
    Breadth- 10feet
    Height – 8.10feet
    Window – 3.8 x 8.7 Feet

    One Bed (metal), two cupboards (metal) and one MDF storage unit (L3.6-B1.2-H3.6feet) & 3 people would sleep in the Bedroom

    Kindly suggest a health-friendly AC, with proper tonnage, energy efficient & good service brand.
    I stay in Thane city which is adjacent to Mumbai.
    My flat is on 2nd floor with terrace above whichhas been covered with aluminium sheets to prevent from rains so no direct sunlight on terrace.My bedroom has a window (mesaurements given above) which we will close with curtains) when AC is ON. The bedroon faces South. My use would be mostly at nights *8-9 hours) in summers & monsoon (only when humidity is high).
    There is no voltage fluctuation in my area however suggest if any add-on’s have to purchased.
    Aklso advice best AC between Hitachi, Diakin & Voltas, with their reliability, after sales service, warranty, health friendliness etc. I hope all these three brands remove humidity effectively?
    Please suggest.
    Thanks.
    Amit

  5. Mahesh rajiah says:

    Hi Abhishek.

    I live in Andheri, Mumbai. My room is at 4th floor of the apartment having 12 floors totally. My bed room size is about 126 sq.ft. (14X9). I may use AC for 800 hours per year. Kindly advise me about the tonnage / invertor / BEE rating of the machine.

  6. Loyit Mathew says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am living in Kochi, Kerala with a double story house.
    I would like to select an Inverter AC, but little bit confused about the tonnage and capacity of the Inverter AC.

    My bedroom located in South-West corner of the basement and hitting direct sunrays from these both sides from 11am until sunset.
    Rooms top covered with Aluminium sheet flat roof top which means no direct sunlight from top.
    Area is 14ft x 12ft with 12ft height.
    South and West sides got each 17.76 sq.ft area glass windows which is put thick cotton curtains.
    My bedroom floor area is 168 sq. ft.

    In the room a 22″ LED TV and CC Camera DVR is there as electric appliances.

    Usage : My ac usage will be full night time around 8 months.

    Could you please advise me the required capacity needed for my room and suitable models as well.
    Budget is not a constraint.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Loyit.

  7. SHIRSENDU says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    I live in Barrakpore, 20 kms north of Kolkata. The temp here ranges from 35 – 40 degrees. The area of my room is 160 sq ft, with lots of wooden furniture in it. The room faces west and gets partial (the verandah lies to the rooms west ) sun light from 1pm to 4pm. The average use of the AC would be 7 – 8 hrs a day for 4 months of the year. Price is not a big concern, all i want is an energy efficient one. I am not too much brand conscious, but I do have a liking towards HITACHI and DAIKIN.

    Waiting for your valuable suggestion.

    With regards…
    Shirsendu
    Barrackpore

  8. biren jana says:

    Hi,
    I stay in thane-Kalyan area near to mumbai. I need a split AC for my bedroom urgently hence need your advice.
    My room size is 10x14x10 foot with 5×6 inch window and no other electrical appliance in room. Room has only one bed and dressing table and will be occupied by 2 people. AC usage will be mostly during summers (avg temp will be around 37 degrees) and at night i.e. 4-5 months/year and 4-5 hours daily atleast i.e nearly 1000hrs/year. My budget is 25-30K but the minimum it be the best :)
    1) how much tonnage ac & star rating is needed
    2) is inverter ac needed for my usage
    3) pls suggest some models within/less than the price point mentioned
    4) i have never seen u suggesting onida brand ac’s,aren’t they good? how good is llyod ac?
    5) how can one confirm that an ac has copper condenser+alumunium fins
    6) which type of condenser is best for my area?

    Hope u reply soon as based on ur suggestion i will be going forward with my purchase.
    And lastly thanks for helping people like us

  9. adnan says:

    hello please can u guide me about the quality of IFB air conditioners…im planning to buy AC should i go for it or no ?

  10. Rahul T says:

    What is the difference between louvred fin condenser and blue fin? Which is better?

  11. venkatesh says:

    sir, i am venkatesh living in south tamilnadu kanyakumari district i am planning to buy a 1.5 ton ac i am little confused which brand and model split ac i want to buy price should be below 45k but i need to save my electricity bill and long term use pls suggest me the ac i want to buy pls reply me fast as u can and thanks for your valuable reply….

    • Abhishek Jain says:

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

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

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

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

      If you provide us with more details as in which city 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 recommend you something.

  12. Ravish says:

    Hi Abhishek and Associates,

    Thanks a lot for this awesome site/blog. It is helpful.

    I have a query. I am planning to buy a split Ac for my bedroom.

    I live in greater noida. It gets very hot in summers from mid april till aug end.

    room size is 11 ft x 11ft. Height is 10 ft.

    North -east facing. One window size 7 ft x 4 ft. Light coloured curtain.

    direct sunlight only on the window wall uptill 11:30 AM in the morning.

    AC usage will be 5 hours in he night and 5 hours in the afternoon.

    11th floor in a building of 18 floors.

    What tonnage AC would you recommend? Which star rating? Inverter or not?

    What brands can I look for?

    I would prefer a silent working AC. needless to say, durable and good after sales service.

    Thanks in anticipation.

    Vishu.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1.1 ton cooling for your room in peak summers. 1 ton inverter AC would work just great for your room. Your usage would be about 1500 hrs so would suggest going for inverter AC. You can look at these:

      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
      Haier HSU-12HQAB (R2DB) 3.54 1 39888
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK 3.52 1 35800
      Samsung AR12HV5DAWK 3.52 1 38640
      • Mazaher says:

        Hello Abhishek,

        I’m Mazaher from Kolkata .

        I want to buy Split AC for my rectangular shape room (Size 20*10*10 in feet) which is at ground floor. my house is G+2 and it does not get any direct sunlight since our building is surrounded by other buildings.

        This room is generally cooler & darker as compared to other rooms in the building. This room has 1 small glass window(size 4*3 in feet) and 1 tv+2 fans+2 lights+ 2 or 3 person. So i think 1.5 ton will be enough. usage will be around 4-5 hrs/day for 6-7 months.

        I’m looking for good quality, good look, long durability, good and quick after sales services.

        My budget is around Rs. 45K and I’m not sure whether to go with 5star or inverter since some 5 stars has higher EER than some inverters.
        We face regular power cuts during peak summer approx thrice a week. So I’m not sure whether inverter ac can take it or not. We don’t face voltage fluctuation though.

        P.S : After doing a little online research, in this Rs. 45k budget, i think, i can get either Japanese/South Korean/American or Indian Brand but the question is which brand can provide better quality(copper coil/blue fin/anti corrosion stuff) with more features and quick post sale service.

        Please reply to this query ASAP.
        Thanks & regards,
        Mazaher from Kolkata, where humidity is high throughout monsoon as well.

  13. Manish wajage says:

    Hi Abhishek
    I am leaving in pune ( pimpari chinchwad )
    Bedroom size 14×12 on 5th flr as its 12 flr building.
    8 to 10 hrs daily uses or more
    Budget No issue
    Direct sunlight on 1 wall from 2pm to 6pm
    Need extremly silent ac
    Having best features
    Efficent
    Best quality of cooling
    Good after sale support

    So pls suggest me inverter ac with details of company an model no which is best in class
    I am looking for 1.5 ton inverter ac.

    Waiting for your list of details

    Great work Abhishek

    Thanks a lot
    Manish Wajage

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      These are the most efficient 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) 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 43900
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      Hitachi RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

      My personal recommendation (based on the biases that I have :) ) would be either for Daikin or Sharp. Rest you can choose as per your brand preference.

  14. .p.chowdaryjp says:

    hi abishek i living in hyderabad in 5th floor ( top floor) no direcct sun light my master bed room size is 12/12 height 8.5 feet with celing with zypsem sheets pl sujest split ac in inverter model i used in summer night 8 hours only

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs (these will be sufficient for your room).

      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
      Haier HSU-12HQAB (R2DB) 3.54 1 39888
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK 3.52 1 35800
      Samsung AR12HV5DAWK 3.52 1 38640
  15. srikanth says:

    Hi Abhishek
    I m from hyderabad. I would like to buy a new account to our bedroom and the size of our room is 10×12 and furniture occupied is 6×6 bed and 3×2 almarah.our room is in ground floor and to the west we have a window.and the usage is below 1000 hrs per year.i m planning for a split a c.could you recommend the best ac at reasonable price.
    Thanks
    Srikanth

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You can look at these BEE 3 star 1 ton ACs for your room:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU412HTD 3.29 29100
      HITACHI RAU412KTDP 3.29 33640
      HITACHI RAU312HUD 3.29 31644
      HITACHI RAU312EVD 3.29 36290
      HITACHI RAU312HVD 3.29 34990
      SAMSUNG AR12HC3ESLW 3.29 29433
      SAMSUNG AR12HC3TFUR 3.29 28400
      SAMSUNG AR12HC3USUQ 3.29 25944
      SAMSUNG AR12HC3USNB 3.29 28000
      HITACHI RAU412HTDD 3.28 28600
      HITACHI RAU312KUDB 3.28 29177
      HITACHI RAU312HUDD 3.28 29800
      CARRIER DURAEDGE PLUS K+ (1.0T) 3.27 33000
      DAIKIN FTC35PRV16+RC35PRV16 3.25 28390
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-HK13VA 3.24 27200
  16. Saket Priyadarshi says:

    Dear Abhishek, please advise me…

    This is Saket from Navi Mumbai. The room size is 10 *9.5 Ft. The room height is 9 to 10 Ft.
    My usage is 5-6 hrs at every night at 26 degrees for summer season (5-6 month) only (Total 800 Hrs in year).

    I have few mandatory Requirements as follows;

    1. I need DC fan motor in ODU (I heard AC motor costly and not repairable so looking for DC motor. Is it right???)
    2. R410A gas.
    3. Air Flow will be higher (best cooling capacity).
    4. Maximum cooling capacity range (Min – Rated – Max).
    5. Cost effective.
    6. Power/Energy Efficiency – less power consumption
    7. Dust/Virus Filtration – i.e. Electrostatic filter.
    8. 4-way airflow technology.
    9. Feature of De-humidification.
    10. Less Noise.
    11. ODU having “100% copper condenser” or “Copper coils using Blue Fin Condenser” (I understood difference between All-Aluminum Canalicular tubing Condenser** VS RTFP Copper Condensers tubing having blue fin coating).
    12. Customer service after sales.
    13. Follow me Swing.

    I have few optional Requirements as follows;
    1. Skin care
    2. Virus and allergy safe filter
    3. Plasmaster cyclotrons filter
    4. Tripple filter or 3M filter.
    5. Power consumption display.

    I choose some models please guide me on that. Even I’m not confirmed in which models have Copper condenser.
    • 1 Ton invertor Split AC:-

    1. LG BS-Q126B8R8
    2. LG BSA12IMA
    3. Sharp AH-XP13LV

    • .8 Ton Invertor Split AC:-

    1. SHARP AH-XP10LV (.8 Ton)

    • 1 Ton 3 stars Split AC:-

    1. VOLTAS 123CYA
    2. ONIDA S123FLT-L
    3. ONIDA S123FLT-N

    Please suggest me AC on the basic of minimum maintenance cost too?

    ** New type of all aluminum condensers where first pioneered by Sharp in the room air conditioners segment and is now widely followed by LG Panasonic etc??

    So kindly clear my doubts and also share your suggestions. Thanks for your valuable time. Take care)

    Thanks
    Saketp – 9004073416

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Saket,

      As per my calculations you need 0.75 tons of cooling for your room. You can go for 0.75 ton inverter AC. If you are looking for blue fin condenser AC with everything that you have mentioned above and if you have a budget of 35K, I would suggest that you go for Daikin FTKM25PRV16 0.75 ton inverter AC. It has a DC motor as you need (only inverter ACs have DC motors), It has R32 which has less global warming potential and more environment friendly than R410, It has very less power consumption, 4 way air flow, sensors to follow people, best filters, less noise, etc. It should cost you about 35K and will have more than enough tonnage for your room.

  17. Sivaraj. N says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I had posted this message earlier but noticed that it may not have uploaded and so I am resending it again.
    I live in Ooty and need to have a room at our work place air-conditioned to maintain the temperature at 18 ~ 20 degrees and also protection against dust for the equipment that we need to use. The size of the room is 20ft x 20ft , with only two windows of 1.5ft x 3 ft.
    As you must be aware the temperature in Ooty reaches 28 degrees in summer and as low as 12 ~ 14 during day time in winter.
    The Air condition would need to run 24×7 and could you suggest the best one suited for our purpose. Is it wise to have a tower ac used instead?

    Look forward to your valuable suggestions and thanks for the same.

    regards,

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Sivaraj,

      It will be difficult for me to suggest an AC for your requirements sitting remotely. I would suggest that you directly contact companies like Bluestar, Hitachi or Daikin and they can come and evaluate your place and would suggest the right cooling requirements. As per my calculations I am getting 2.5 tons of cooling, but that is for a standard room with some furniture and a few people. But machines etc may need extra cooling which I will not be able to evaluate.

  18. Neelesh Malviya says:

    How much is electricity consumption per hour of 1.5Tone and 3 Star rating AC

  19. Ash says:

    Hi Abhishek ,

    I am looking to buy AC for my flat . I live in Faridabad and please find the details below

    1. My flat size is 12X12 , with One wall of glass .
    2. Direct sunlight from 2 PM till sunset .
    3. 4th floor .
    4. Electricity charge is approx Rs 7 per unit .
    5. Daily consumption 10 hr .

    Pls suggest brands and models to help make a decision immediately. Budget 30-35K.

    Thanks
    Ash

  20. Prashant Tokekar says:

    Hi abhishek,

    My room is of size 15*10*10* and is on ground floor of duplet house.there is no direct exposure of light in my rrom.

    Please suggest me ac as my consumption is 7 hour per day for 4 months.

    thanks,
    Prashant.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Prashant,
      Can you tell us which city do you live in? And what is your budget? (This is important to calculate the tonnage and the right model of AC required for your room)

      • Prashant Tokekar says:

        Abhishek,

        I live in durg junction. and my budget is 40 to 30 thousand.

        Thank you.

        • Prashant Tokekar says:

          *sorry 40 to 50 thousand

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Prashant,

          As per my calculations you need 1.2-1.3 tons of cooling in your room in peak summer. Although your usage is less and I would have suggested BEE 3 star AC for that but A BEE 5 star rated 1.2 ton AC would be far better than BEE 3 star 1.5 ton AC even when they would cost almost the same. You should look at these ACs:

          brand model eer_ratio price
          HITACHI RAU514IUD 3.8 41388
          HITACHI RAU514HUD 3.8 36740
          HITACHI RAU514EUDA 3.8 38900
          HITACHI RAU514IVD 3.8 45190
          WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Series Platinum 3.7 37444
          WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL PLT V (1.2 T) 3.64 38500
          HITACHI RAU514HUDD 3.63 33300
          HITACHI RAU514HUDDZ 3.64 35805
          WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL XTREME PLT V (1.2 T) 3.62 40500
          WHIRLPOOL Magicool Series Platinum 3.6 38100
          HITACHI RAU514ITDA 3.6 38600
          VOLTAS 1.2T 155 CY 3.55 30390
  21. Gaurav Agrawal says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I live in Indore.My room is on 1st floor,and we have terrace over my room.Room size is 12*11*11.One side wall is direct exposed to sunlight.

    Please suggest me AC.My usage is around 1200-1400 hrs a year.I already have 3 Hitachi ac’s on ground floor rooms.Now I want to try some other brand.

    Thanks,
    Gaurav

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Gaurav,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.6 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
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      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
      Carrier Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 43900
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850
  22. ashok bhagat says:

    Hi
    I have a room on ground floor in two story house where Sun comes only after 3 PM. I am based at Agra where outside temperature soars pretty high in summers. the room size is 140 sq feet with ceiling 8.5 ft. Kindly suggest the appropriate ac for us.
    Thanks.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Ashok,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1.1 tons. Can you tell us what will be the usage of AC in hrs/yr and what is your budget? (This is important to suggest the right model of AC for you)

  23. sherry says:

    Hi Abishek…is it possible to measeure the unit consumed by an appliance like Ac by sandwiching some type of measuring device between the power socket and the appliance like ( ac, fridge, tv etc). So that one can monitor its reading and take informed decisions on power saving.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Sherry,
      You can either buy a kill a watt meter like this http://www.ebay.in/itm/like/171170339641?aff_source=Sok-Goog
      Or you can measure with a single meter like we have explained in this article https://www.bijlibachao.com/assessment/measuring-electricity-consumption-of-home-appliances-and-doing-self-audit.html

  24. Bhaskar says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I really appreciate you for ur patience for replies, I too have a query.
    I live in Hyderabad, 2nd floor in 5 storied building, No direct sunlight to room
    Room size 14x10x10, but 2x10x10 sq ft is covered with wardrobes.
    My doubt here is should it be considered while selecting AC(covered area)

    My annual usage would be approximately 7 Hrs per day for 4 months

    Suggest me a split AC with proper tonnage and good quality copper and good brand for future service too, Need auto coil clean and corrosion protection of tubing and for other areas.

    Voltage fluctuation is there in our area and suggest surge protected regulator.

    My home is equipped with inverter and has MCB, Please suggest if any separate switch of 63 amps and fuse box to be installed for AC.

    I heard Lloyd only comes with full copper :-(

    Eagerly waiting for ur reply.

    Regards
    Bhaskar Manne

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Bhaskar,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1 tons of cooling. Since your usage is about 850hrs/yr we recommend you to go for BEE 5star 1 ton AC. For voltage fluctuation you can look at VND 400 voltage stabilizer.
      You have to check with your electrician to know that if you require any separate switch of 63 amps and fuse box to be installed for AC.
      Carrier also comes with full copper.

      You can look at these BEE 5star 1 ton ACs

      brand model eer_ratio price
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.0T) 3.76 36000
      MIDEA Midea Magna Plus (1.0T) 3.71 35500
      PANASONIC CS-XC12QKY/CU-XC12QKY 3.63 40888
      DAIKIN FTF35PRV16+RF35PRV16 3.6 33307
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK13VA 3.6 31825
      PANASONIC CS-KC12QKY/CU-KC12QKY 3.56 35888
      PANASONIC CS-KC12RKY/CU-KC12RKY 3.55 36990
      HITACHI RAU512HUDD 3.52 33150
      HITACHI RAU512KUDB 3.52 31588
  25. Vishal Vyas says:

    Hi Sir, I am not able to decide between Voltas 185CY and Voltas 185CYA. Can you please help? Very confused whether to go for 100% copper or for anti corrosion prevention. Please suggest.

    Thanks for this great article.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      There is not much difference between 185CY and 185CYa. Just that 185CY consumes 14 Watts lesser. However its cooling capacity is also slightly less. I think it is better to go for a tube and fin condenser with anti corrosion protection.

  26. Sangeet Malhotra says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am staying in Chandigarh and my room is at 1st floor and there is nothing above. Roof gets very hot during day and even night. Mu room size is 15 x 12, so please suggest as to which AC I should go for? I want energy saving model and throw of AC should be good. Somebody is suggesting O General. I have already been using Hitachi but not happy with the performance. Please do suggest a good product.

    Regards

    Sangeet Malhotra

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Sangeet,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 2 tons. 1.8 ton inverter AC would be the most energy efficient model for you.
      You can look at these Daikin 1.8 ton inverter ACs

      brand model eer_ratio price
      DAIKIN FTKM60PRV16 3.6 64790
      DAIKIN FTKP60PRV16 3.4 57690
      DAIKIN FTKV60NRV16 3.4 52990

      You can also look at O General ASGA24JCC 2 ton inverter AC it has an EER of 2.9 and its price is Rs62190.

      • Sangeet Malhotra says:

        Hi Abhishek,

        I forgot to mention an important point. I already have provision for Window AC and Hitachi is installed there only. I don;t want to go ahead with Split as the room is not designed like that. Please do suggest a suitable Windows AC. Our running would be around 10-12 hours daily.

        My apologies for incomplete information.

        Regards

        Sangeet Malhotra

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Sangeet,
          A 2 ton window AC would not be much efficient. Since your usage is high we would suggest you to go for a 1.5 ton window AC it will cool about 2/3rd of the room and it will be much more energy efficient compared to a 2 ton window AC. You can try keeping it close to the bed.

          You can look at these BEE 2star 2 ton window ACs

          brand model eer_ratio price
          BLUESTAR 2W24LA 2.81 NA
          HITACHI RAV222HUD 2.8 35890

          You can 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
          HITACHI RAW518KUD 3.35 31333
          PANASONIC CW-KC1814YA 3.33 28830
          BLUESTAR 5W18GA 3.31 NA
          VOLTAS 1.5T 185 DY 3.31 26880
  27. venkat says:

    hi , i want to buy one tone window ac with budget below 25000 rs. please suggest me the best one. i have seen hitachi 312kudi, lg 312br, carrier estella, voltas 123 ly. please suggest best one of all these or any new suggestion

  28. Harit says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    I live in Bangalore. Temperatures are rising from 36-40 deg. I have bedroom-cum-office space(using 3 laptops, desk, book racks with approx 300 books), bed, wardrobe. The room size is 140sq ft. I work from home and spend the day in the room. The room is on 1st floor and there is terrace on top. It has large window on one wall facing north-east, 1 door to balcony.
    I am looking to buy A/C(inverter-split) with faster cooling, energy efficient and long lasting. The use would be day and night as me and my wife work from home and room remains warm in the night these days.

    Pls suggest brands and models to help make a decision immediately. Budget 50-60K.

    Thanks Abhishek,
    Harit

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Harit,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1.3 tons. Since your usage is high and your major concern is efficiency we recommend you to go for 1.1/1.2 ton inverter ACs

      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
  29. Ashish Khadake says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    I reside in Pune and looking for AC for my bedroom (11ft x 12 ft) at second floor.
    I am sure I will require 1 ton AC.
    I am confused whether to go for inverter AC or 5 star BEE AC.
    My approximate use would be around 1000 hours/year or may increase as well.
    My budget is around 35K to 40K
    Please suggest a good brand which has good customer support as well.

    Regards,
    Ashish

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Ashish,
      According to our calculation if your room is in ground floor then it requires a cooling of 1 tons. And if your room is in top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling it would require a cooling of 1.2 tons. Since your usage is high (1000hrs/yr and may increase as well) and tariff in Maharashtra is also high ideally we would have recommended a BEE 5 star 1 ton AC. But in your budget you can get a1/1.1 ton inverter AC which will be about 30% more energy efficient compared to a BEE 5 star AC.
      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
      Hitachi RAU012HUEA 3.8 1 40900
      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
      • Ashish Khadake says:

        Thanks a lot Abhishek.
        While comparing the various features in suggested models by you, I found bluestar inverter AC (not listed in your suggestion) with various features in Rs. 39100+installation charges. Would you recommend us this model?

  30. Kumar s patel says:

    Sir I want to buy ac
    Room size 12*11 first floor & roof is
    Direct on sunlight…
    Which ac is suitable ..& electric saving (must).. Pls guide me
    For 5star,or inverter..

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Which city are you from? And how much is your budget for the AC? How much is your usage of AC in hrs/year (as that drives the choice between 5 star and inverter).

  31. Anupam says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am living in Jaipur and looking to buy a good Split AC for my Dining Hall. We have an independent house with a basement and 4 rooms, kitchen and hall on the ground floor. Above ground floor we have terrace. The plot South to our home is open without any construction, West side lies the Road, North side is another house which has common wall with our house running the entire length, and East side half is another house (NE) and other half is open.

    To explain the Dining Hall, It is right in the middle of the house having the north common wall with other house. All four rooms and kitchen open into the dining hall. The house main door to the south has a small foyer which leads to the dining hall. Parallel to the foyer, is the staircase which goes to the terrace with a big space for Porch on the ‘U’ turn. Basically this is also from the dining hall. Out of the 4 rooms (each has 7 * 2.5 ft doors) two on the west wall and two on the east wall of the hall. Kitchen door opens on the south wall. Finally there is a 4 * 4 ft hole in the hall ceiling near the north wall, for natural light. It is covered with a hut shaped iron structure with a fibre sheet for roof. This is a major source of heat during summer. The hall dimensions are 16 * 16 * 10 ft.
    (Just want to mention that we have two 1.5 Ton Voltas ACs in one room each on the east and west side of the hall which are effective for the rooms but have no effect on the Hall even with door open).

    Our usage would be about 3-4 hrs a day for 3 months a year. What be the best AC for our Dining hall ??

    Thanks,
    Anupam

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Anupam,
      According to our calculation your dining hall requires 3 Tons of cooling. You can go for a 3 ton AC but it won’t be much efficient. So we recommend you to go for two BEE 3star 1.5 ton ACs for your dining hall. Since your usage is low two BEE 3 star AC would be sufficient for you.
      For a 3 Ton AC you could look at MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-E36VC it has an EER of 2.89 and its price is Rs103370. You can get two BEE 3 star 1.5 ton ACs at lesser price and they would be more efficient also.

      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
      • Anupam says:

        Hi Abhishek,

        Thanks a lot for your response.

        We have facility to put only one AC and the 3 Ton AC is really costly. In case we go for a 2 Ton AC as a tradeoff for bit less cooling but affordable (inside 40k) which AC should we go for ?

        Thanks,
        Anupam

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Anupam,
          Yes if you want you can go for 2 Ton AC. It will provide cooling to about 2/3rd of the room.

          You can look at these BEE 3star 2 ton ACs under 40k

          brand type model eer_ratio price
          ONIDA Split Air Conditioner S243FLT-N 3.28 36500
          ONIDA Split Air Conditioner S243FLT-LA 3.28 39933
          VOLTAS Split Air Conditioner 2.0T 243 CYa 3.2 38999
          BLUESTAR Split Air Conditioner 3HW24FA 3.18 39133
          LG Split Air Conditioner LSA6NP3F 3.18 38833
          BLUESTAR Split Air Conditioner 3HW24VC 3.17 40734
          VOLTAS Split Air Conditioner 2.0T 243 CYi 3.15 38777
          ELECTROLUX Split Air Conditioner SN63N 3.12 38028
          HAIER Split Air Conditioner HSU-24CK3W3N 3.12 36590
          LLOYD Split Air Conditioner LS24A3LN 3.12 34633
  32. Dinesh says:

    Hi ,

    I need a 2 Ton AC for my Lobby. I am confused with all the brands. After a lot of homework I shortlisted below models.
    Please advise if I shall go for these or for any other Brand like Hitachi/OG etc. Budget is NOT a CONSTRAINT
    LG L-Nova LSA6NP3F 2 TON 3 Star
    LSA6WT3D1

  33. anish says:

    Hello sir,
    I want to buy a new split ac for my moms room!! My room needs 1.5 ton ac and my budget is 27,000 and below!! i am really confused!!! pls help me find the best models for me!! and tell me which is high on electricity savings and hassle free!!! pls do reply me by mail!!! becos there are so many models and brands!!! really confusing.. pls do find good ones for me!

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Anish,

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

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

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

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

      If you provide us with more details as in which city 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 recommend you something.

  34. Smruti Routray says:

    Hi, Abhishek
    Thanks for your most valueable suggest regarding ac buying. I want to buy a ac am belong from Padampur 80KM from Bargarh distt. in odisha, My shop size is 12ft*20ft sun lights comes from wst side so I choosed 1.5 ton. So major factor is in my location only godrej ac serves, no other brand’s vendor serves, so am cnfusing. Kindly suggest me Is Godrej AC better to buy or not?.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Smruti,

      I checked the temperature data for Bargarh distt online and it seems average summer temperature is 46 degrees over there. And for such a hot climate and 240 sq ft space, 1.5 ton looks highly undersized. I assume your shop would not have any other shop above it. In that case your should would need at least 2.5 tons of cooling.

      Godrej is a good brand and in fact some of their models are super high electricity saving. In case you plan to go for godrej then you will need one 1 ton and one 1.5 ton AC in your shop at least. You can look at “GSC 12 FG 6 BNG” and “GSC 18 FG 6 WNG” models from Godrej.

      • Smruti Routray says:

        Thanks for your comment I choose Godrej GSC18FG5WNG 1.5ton 5star. Is it ok for my suite. Although I’ll use it for shop only for 6hr in a day for 5 months.Kindly suggest me what KV of stabilizer should buy for this Split ac. In here all vendors suggested to buy 5kv stabilizer for better operation. in this area huge cutoff voltage fluctuation minimum 50volt comes in peak time.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Smruti,

          Your room needs 2.5 tons of cooling. Just one 1.5 ton AC would not be enough for the room. You will have to go for a 1 and another 1.5 ton AC for the shop. A 1 ton AC needs about 3 kVA stabilizer and 1.5 ton needs 5 kVA stabilizer.

  35. sherry says:

    Hi Abhishek, Can you please suggest me the right A/C . ? The idea is just to reduce power consumption …nothing else. My room size is 15x15x9. City is Coimbatore. Only window in the room is covered by thick curtains that is facing east but mostly that window is blocked by the shadow of the adjacent house on that side , no direct sun. This room is on the first floor above that is a terrace but laid on with mud tiles which practically cools down the room and reduce heat in the room.
    day Usage pattern : 3 pm to 5 pm afternoon = 2 hours + 1 hour on some days
    night usage pattern : 9 pm to morning 6 am = 9 hours
    Approximately : All days
    Currently my total power consumption for two months is around 1800 to 2200 Units and I think the a/c is main culprit as I got solar Geyser and no other A/C.
    A/C I use now is a 1.5 ton split a/c by LG which I bought in 2005.

    I have decided on Sharp inverter A/C . The option I have got in my city for sharp is AHX18 PET and AHX18 PHT . Both are of same price range of 50 k . The difference they said was the plasma cluster techonlogy . They told that the input current range is bit higher on plasma type ( PHT ) because of the additional equipment on the A/C. I kind of believe in what he said and I am concluding on AHX18 PET type. ( non plasma type).
    Will this be the right decision?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Sherry,

      1.5 ton inverter is the right sized for you. Sharp is a great choice as they are quite energy efficient. Plasmacluster ion filter is to improve indoor air quality. It becomes significant if your room remains closed mostly. However if you do keep the room open most of the time during the day then it may not be of great use. So AHX18PET is certainly a good choice. I think you should go for it.

  36. shadab feroz says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I’m reading your blog since past few days to extract useful information before making any buying decision.

    I’m confused between Inverter and BEE 5 star AC

    My Room Size – 18 x11
    Budget – 40 – 45K but I can extend it to 55 K just for the sake of saving electricity bill.
    AC usage – 10 hours per day for 5 months

    I live in Moradabad (U.P) where power shedding is one of the major problems, so would you still recommend to buy an Inverter AC? Also couple of days back I had a word with AC dealer regarding Inverter AC power consumption and he was saying Inverter AC take more wattage (during start -up) and long time to reach to the set temperature than standard AC’s.

    Could you please help me in choosing the right AC as per my budget?

    I will highly appreciate.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Shadab,

      Is your room top floor or lower floor (I want to understand if the ceiling gets direct sunlight or not, are there more floors above the room)?

      At 1500 hrs/year usage we typically recommend going for inverter AC as it can save a lot on electricity bills. Parts of inverter ACs are expensive to replace and thus it is important to protect them from bad power quality. So it will be better to go for a voltage stabilizer with surge protection along with the AC.

      Inverter ACs do not take more wattage on startup in fact they take much less wattage than regular ACs because they need lesser startup current. They also take lesser time to reach the set temperature than standard ACs.

      As per my calculations a 18×11 room in Moradabad you need 1.7 tons of cooling if the room does not get lot of sunlight on walls/ceiling (so 1.5 ton inverter AC would be fine), else if it ceiling is exposed to sun then you need 2 tons cooling (or 1.8 ton inverter AC would be better).

      These are some 1.5 ton inverter ACs that can fit in your budget:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 43900
      DAIKIN FTKV50NRV16 3.4 44490
      DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850
      SAMSUNG AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700

      If your room needs 1.8 tons inverter ACs then you will have to look at these:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      DAIKIN FTKV60NRV16 3.4 52990
      SAMSUNG AR24HV5NBWK 3.51 50500
      • shadab feroz says:

        Hi Abhishek,

        Thank you very much, indeed.

        Yes, there is another floor above my room, but only a half portion of my ceiling is covered by the top room and half portion has a direct sun exposure, whereas my room walls are fully covered with other rooms and hall (with in-room balcony but having no sun exposure).

        On a separate note, today I met another AC dealer who also suggested me not to go with Inverter AC due to power shedding condition in Moradabad (with some valid points which you have already addressed above). He suggested me to go with any BEE star rated AC and showed me Mitsubishi Electric 5 star rated (Slim model) with 1450 watts, EER – 3.51, Machine Price Rs. 43, 500 (after discount) + V guard stabilizer (Installation Free) = Rs. 51K + additional charges extra during installation, I don’t know if these are the fair quotation with good brand suggestion?

        Also, could you please help me digging out the exact unit consumption in an hour, if I install this AC?

        I will highly appreciate your support.

        Thanks in Advance

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Shadab,
          According to our calculation your room requires 2 tons of cooling. Since your usage is high (about 1500hrs/yr) we recommend you to go for 1.8 ton inverter AC. Mitsubishi Electric 5 star rated (Slim model) with 1450 watts, EER – 3.51 is a 1.5 ton AC it would be undersized for your room it may work well if the usage is at night only in daytime summer time it may fall short.
          If your usage is at daytime also you need 2 tons of cooling. So you can either look at the above given list of 1.8 ton inverter AC.
          Or 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
  37. Moin says:

    I’ve planned to buy inverter AC of Voltas (A TATA Product)however I’m amazed that in all your bee rated n inverter AC top ten list.. It isn’t there

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Moin,

      Not sure which model you are looking at but Voltas 1 ton inverter AC has Energy Efficiency Ratio (electricity saving potential) of 2.82, that of 1.5 ton AC is 3.27 and that of 2 ton AC is 3.17. We have many inverter ACs with Energy Efficiency Ratio of 3.5 and above. So they are about 10-15% more energy efficient (electricity saving) than Voltas models. And that is why Voltas product does not appear in the list above.

  38. Rahul Paul says:

    Hi,
    Could you please recommend a Good AC for me.
    My details are as follows:
    Room size => L x B x H = 10 ft x 13 ft x 8.5 ft
    House Type: Flat/Apartment.
    Window = 1 small and facing inside corridor.
    Floor = Ground ( Apartment 10 storey tall).
    1 big almirah in room
    This Room walls do not face sun/outside.
    City: HYDERABAD
    Hours = Night time only. 8-10 hrs in summer months. April to June.

    Planning for Model: Hitachi RAU312HUDD 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC
    Getting a deal for around Rs 26000 .

    Kindly suggest a AC. If this Hitachi Kampa 1 ton 3 star is good choice ?

    Thanks,
    Rahul Paul

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Rahul,

      1 ton AC is the right size for your room. Your usage of AC is not very high so you can go for BEE 3 star rated AC. Hitachi RAU312HUDD is one of the top efficient BEE 3 star rated ACs. You can certainly go fo rit.

      • Rahul Paul says:

        Thanks for your Time and Valuable Feedback.
        I have bought the : Hitachi RAU312HUDD 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC.
        Awaiting Installation.

        Thanks,
        Rahul

        • Abhishek Jain says:

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

          • Rahul Paul says:

            Hi Abhishek,

            Once again thanks for your Time. Sure will definitely provide a Feedback on the AC.
            Meanwhile I have Bought:
            1. Stabilizer: V-Guard VG 400 Voltage Stabilizer
            2. AC Starter Switch – Single Phase Motor Starter : Havells or North-West:: Yet to Buy.

            — Could you please give me advise on #2. If it is required for 1 Ton AC and which Brand, Amp , Type will be good?

            Thanks,
            Rahul

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Hi Rahul,

            SPMS (Single Phase Motor Starter) is not necessarily required for a 1 ton AC. You can even put it on a 15 AMP regular plug point.

  39. Naveen says:

    Can u recomend Samsung AR18JC5HATP 1.5 ton 5 star AC..?

    • Naveen says:

      Hi Abhishek,
      You haven’t recomended any Samsung ACs where as the market share is occupied with LG, Samsung & Voltas….
      If u can recomend the samsung brand, then give details oi the recomended models.

      • Abhishek Jain says:

        Hi Naveen,

        Which recommendation are you look at? We certainly list LG, Samsung and Voltas in our recommendations.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Naveen,

      Can’t find much details about this model online. Just found one website with some details: https://www.jayamandco.com/Samsung-AC-AR18JC5HATP.html and this too does not give much information. However one thing I can say, it has a Multi Jet Flow Condenser which can be highly energy efficient but is all aluminium. In case the climate is not harsh in your area, it can work well, else it will not be very durable.

  40. Devesh says:

    Respected Sir,
    I am from Lucknow and currently I’m using two 2008 model split ACs which are quite outdated now & a major part of the electricity bill is contributed by them.
    So I’m all set to replace both of them with new ACs. The average usage is about 10 hours a day in both the rooms and 1.5 tons AC is sufficient for both the rooms. As budget is not any issue but the cooling quality, energy efficiency and overall performance is all that matters to me. So please suggest me some of the HIGH END ACs either 5star or Inverter. I would probably like to go with the Inverter technology as again I’ll use the ACs for 7-8 years and usage is decent. I have shortlisted some of the Brands- O GENERAL, DAIKIN & HITACHI. I just want the best AC cum brand with the latest tech and it should be high end too as I’ve to buy two ACs.

    Hence I request you to please suggest me names of some good AC MODELS (1.5 tons) both 5 star & INVERTER ones separately. And please do keep in mind the three brands I’ve listed above as I need a high end one. You may suggest names of other ACs accordingly but I need a top notch high end AC & energy efficient too.

    Thank You!

    • Devesh says:

      Sir, Abhishek, please reply at the earliest as I have to finalise it today itself. Waiting for your best advice.
      Thank you!

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Devesh,
      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs.

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) 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
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      Hitachi RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

      You can look at these BEE 5 star 1.5 ton ACs

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU518EUDA 3.8 44450
      HITACHI RAU518HUD 3.8 42144
      HITACHI RAU518IUD 3.75 46999
      HITACHI RAU518IVD 3.7 50190
      DAIKIN FTF50PRV16+RF50PRV16 3.6 39555
      GENERAL ASGA18FTTA 3.51 49733
  41. ishwar bhat n says:

    sir i am ishwar bhat residing at mangalore very near to coastal area i would like to buy split a c to my bedroom size10*14 i.e 140sq ft facing southeast groundfloor my usage is around 6-8 hrs 2-3 months in yr indeed i had samsung 2 ton 2* split a c for last 2yrs but it was aluminium condenser started gas leakage often so sold it kindly suggest me my preference fast cooling copper condenser trouble free performence

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Ishwar,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.1 tons of cooling. So we would recommend you to go for a BEE 3 star 1 ton AC and if you feel its less you should go for max 1.2 ton normal AC. A 2 ton AC would be highly oversized for your room and would consume unnecessary electricity.

      You can look at these BEE 3star 1 ton ACs

      brand type model eer_ratio tonnage star_rating price
      HITACHI Split Air Conditioner RAU412HTD 3.29 1 3 29100
      HITACHI Split Air Conditioner RAU412KTDP 3.29 1 3 33640
      HITACHI Split Air Conditioner RAU312HUD 3.29 1 3 31644
      HITACHI Split Air Conditioner RAU412HTDD 3.28 1 3 28600
      HITACHI Split Air Conditioner RAU312KUDB 3.28 1 3 29177
      CARRIER Split Air Conditioner DURAEDGE PLUS K+ (1.0T) 3.27 1 3 33000
      DAIKIN Split Air Conditioner FTC35PRV16+RC35PRV16 3.25 1 3 28390
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC Split Air Conditioner MS-HK13VA 3.24 1 3 27200

      You can look at these BEE 5 star 1.2 ton ACs

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU514IUD 3.8 41388
      HITACHI RAU514HUD 3.8 36740
      HITACHI RAU514EUDA 3.8 38900
      HITACHI RAU514HUDDZ 3.64 35805
      HITACHI RAU514HUDD 3.63 33300
      HITACHI RAU514ITDA 3.6 38600
      VOLTAS 1.2T 155 CY 3.55 30390
  42. Prasana says:

    Hello Abhishek,
    I’m from Salem, Tamilnadu looking for Split A/cs for 3 rooms.
    1. My office room measuring 160 sq ft in the first floor with a height of 10 ft. It has another floor on top. Sun shines directly on the South and West walls which also has windows measuring 12 sq ft and 10 sq ft respectively. The room is at the most used by 2 persons at a time. It is connected to a commercial EB connection.
    2. Bedroom measuring 330 sq ft in the second floor with a height of 10 ft. There is no other floor on top and its just the terrace. Sun shines directly on the South wall and windows measuring 20 sq ft and 12 sq ft are placed on the East and South walls respectively.
    3. Bedroom measuring 285 sq ft in the second floor with a height of 10 ft. There is no other floor on top and its just the terrace. Sun shines directly on the South and West walls which also has windows measuring 12 sq ft and 20 sq ft respectively.

    What tonnage do you recommend for each of the rooms? The energy consumption is generally in the maximum slab rate. Keeping in view of the above with reference to maximum EER which A/c do you suggest? The Initial outlay is not a constraint but my running expenses (energy consumption and maintenance) should be kept at least possible level.

    Earlier referring to your posts I was interested to go for a Solar AC but couldn’t find any leads in my city. I was of the opinion that Bluestar is known as the best air conditioning brand in India. Then I visited a multi-brand store and they were more interested to dump me with either a LG/Samsung/Whirlpool saying these three are the only brands with low cost, free installation and also good after sales services. Or should I go for brands like Daikin, OGeneral, Hitachi or Mitsubishi? Please help. Thanks in advance.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Prasanna,
      According to our calculation your office (160 sqft) requires 1.2 tons of cooling. So we recommend you to go for 1/1.1 ton inverter AC.
      Your first bedroom (330 sqft) requires 3 tons of cooling during peak summer daytime. If your usage is only at night a 2.5 ton inverter AC would work well. Otherwise you would have to go for two separate 1.5 ton ACs for your room
      Your second bedroom requires a cooling of 2.5 tons. So we recommend you to go for a 2.2 ton inverter AC.
      Since your primary concern is to keep electricity consumption low we strongly recommend you to go for inverter ACs only as it saves about 30% electricity compared to a BEE 5star 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
      Haier HSU-12HQAB (R2DB) 3.54 1 39888
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK 3.52 1 35800
      Samsung AR12HV5DAWK 3.52 1 38640

      You can look at these 2.2 ton inverter ACs

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Daikin FTKM71PRV16 3.2 75500
      Daikin FTKD71FVM 2.78 55090

      For 2.5 ton inverter AC you can look at O General ASGA30JCC it has an EER of 3.01 and its price is Rs77444.

      In General Japanese ( Daikin, OGeneral, Hitachi, Mitsubish ,Panasonic) brands plus Carrier and Bluestar are more reliable brands.
      Also do let us know that if you need a list of 1.5 ton inverter ACs.

      • Prasana says:

        Thanks for your reply. Anyway need some more details in this regard.
        1. For my office room three models of Hitachi have been recommended with same EER. Which should I go for as the price ranges from 41k to 51k? As in the the distinguishing features are not available to me. Even the website doesn’t say about all the models.
        2. My First bedroom would have its use even during the day. So, for 3 tons of cooling won’t we get a 3 ton AC? If that’s not possible will it be energy efficient to use two 1.5 ton ACs instead of one 3 ton AC? Yes, also provide me with the list of 1.5 ton inverter ACs.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Prasana,
          Here are my responses
          1) Since it is a office room and there would be lot of movement of people I would recommend you to go for Hitachi RAU013IUEA as it has ISE Technology which basically senses the movement of people in the room and adjusts the temperature accordingly. The difference between the three models is the sensor that they have.
          2) You can get a 3 ton AC but it wont be energy efficient so we recommend you to go for two 1.5 ton inverter ACs
          You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs.

          Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) 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 43900
          Samsung AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
          O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
          Hitachi RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
          Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850
      • Prasana says:

        Are there any AC models which does not require a voltage stabilizer or it come with in-built stabilizing mechanism? I noticed that in some prosuct catalogues it was mentioned as “stabilizer free”. Does it mean they don’t need a stabilizer? Generally there are no voltage fluctuations in my place. Should I still install a stabilizer regardless of whatever model I’m going for?

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Many models come with bigger operating voltage range. Daikin has many such models. Their operating voltage range is bigger say from 180-260 V or so. But if the voltage drops below that, then the AC will not work for sure. So if voltage in your area drops below the operating voltage range then you do need a voltage stabilizer. Else you need not. If there are no voltage fluctuations in your area, then you do not need a voltage stabilizer.

  43. Vishal says:

    Hello Abhishek

    Myself Vishal From ahmedabad city where temperature 40-46 (March-July)

    Room Area is around 400-450 square foot. Top floor (4th floor).

    2 Ton A.c. will be enogh for this ? As i am checking that Kenstar Air conditions are very lower price at now 26K 1.5 ton 5 star A.c.

    But I don’t find much reviews regarding that as they just relaunch this Air conditions . ?

    My Budget is tight is If Kenstar I can buy 2 A.c. so it will make 3 ton in 52 K while if i go brand such as hitachi 2 ton 5 star A.c. costing around 55K

    So confused that should i go ahead With brand such as Hitachi or Kenstar ?

    What will you suggest ? do you have idea anything regard that ? Could you please suggest me some good Air conditioner ?

    Regards
    VIshal

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Vishal,

      As per my calculation, your room needs about 5 tons of cooling. So 2 ton will not cool the room at all. It will be extremely hard to fit in ACs for this room in 50K budget.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      2 ton AC at best would give local cooling (about 7-8 ft around the AC). The rest of the room will be hot.

  44. Mridul Singh says:

    Hi Bro,as per your suggestion i ordered two samsung AR12HV5DAWK model. but today the dealer called me & told me that this model name has been changed. now the model name is AR12 JV5 DAWK. is it true? pls tell me if these two models are same or different !?!

    • Mridul Singh says:

      Pls tell me something about Godrej GSC 12FG8MOG

      • Abhishek Jain says:

        It has EER of 3.9 which is the highest in Fixed Speed ACs. Certainly quite energy efficient. It has R-290 refrigerant which is a Hydrocarbon and is quite energy efficient. However Hydrocarbons are a bit flammable and thus it is important to have good protection with the AC. And I am sure Godrej would have taken care of it as it is a good brand. It has PFC or Parallel Flow Condenser which will be all aluminium but highly energy efficient.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Can’t find the information about AR12 JV5 DAWK on Samsung website. So can’t say much about it.

    • Raj says:

      Dear Mridul, Yes the model for samgung series with HV5 is changed with JV5. I do not not any technical changes introduced in 2015 model. Pls. let us know what is the best quote you are offered for AR12JV5DAWK and AR12JV5NBWK.

      Raj

  45. AK Das says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I’m planning to buy a new split AC (5 Star/Inverter) for my bedroom on the 1st floor which is top floor in Chandannagar (pin-712136) of greater kolkata. My room measures 19 x 18 ft and 10 ft high. Only east wall exposed to direct sunlight in the morning, other walls are not directly exposed to sun. I’m going to use 3hrs in the daytime and 5hrs in the night for 7 months in a year. Here electricity costs about Rs.6-8 per unit.
    My budget is not a concern but the running cost and maintenance cost. I was recommended to buy 2nos 1.5 ton split ACs which I think will consume more electricity than one inverter AC of bigger tonnage.
    Please give me your expert recommendation in this matter and shortlist some models keeping in mind the servicing aspect of the brand.
    You have doing a commendable job by answering all the queries poster here. Thanx in advance for your co-operation.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Das,

      As per my calculations you need 3.5 tons of cooling for your room. So one big inverter AC will also not help in your case because maximum size of inverter AC available is 2.5 ton. The best that you can do is to go for two 1.5 ton inverter ACs so that the electricity cost is optimized.

      Or if you are fine with not cooling the whole room, then you can put a 1.5/2 ton AC close to the beds so that the area near the bed cools up. This will save you a lot of electricity cost. But it will not cool the whole room, but just the area close to the AC (about 7-8 feet around the AC).

      • AK Das says:

        Hello Abhishek,

        If I choose your 2nd option of local cooling, then should I opt for 5 star Split or Inverter AC.

        What are the cons for using an under-sized AC for 8 hrs in a day? Is it harmful for the AC in short-term or long-term as it continuously running through out? Is it increased the maintenance cost?

        Can you recommend any brand, I rely upon, considering the under-size issue?

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Mr Das,
          If you are planning to go for local cooling than it is better to go for a BEE 5star rated split AC with high EER ratio. I don’t think the compressor will fail if it runs for 8hrs. You can look at Hitachi, Daikin, O general or Mitsubishi ACs.

  46. Naveen says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am Naveen from Hyderabad planning to get a split AC for my master bedroom so kindly request to help me out to choose one from the available market ( Bee :3* and 5*) as per the details mentioned below.

    House Type : Independent Single Stored
    Neighbors House Type : Independent Single Stored
    Room Size : 14 x 11 x 10. ft.
    Reg. Windows in the Room : 4×3 sized towards south even the room is facing towards south.

    Thanks,
    Naveen.P

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Naveen,

      As per my calculations you need 1.7 tons of cooling for your room. How much will be your usage of AC in hrs/year (even if you can tell hrs/day and months/year that will be great)? We typically recommend people to go for BEE 3 star split AC if usage is less than 1000 hrs per year and price of electricity less than Rs 5 a unit. If usage is between 1000-1500 hrs per year, then we suggest going for BEE 5 star split and beyond that Inverter Tech split AC. This is for 3 years payback for the extra money you pay to buy the appliance.

      • Naveen says:

        HI Abhishek, Thanks for the suggestions. The usage will be around 1000 hrs per year. So, please recommend the best BEE 3 star split AC’s.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Naveen,

          If your usage will be during the daytime as well then a Daikin FTC60PRV16 would be good for you. Else if the usage is mostly at night then you can look at:

          brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
          CARRIER NOVELLO PLUS (1.5T) 3.22 1.5 39400
          HITACHI RAU318HUD 3.29 1.5 35444
          HITACHI RAU318HVD 3.29 1.5 39990
          HITACHI RAU318EVD 3.29 1.5 41290
          MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-H18VA 3.29 1.5 43630
          CARRIER DURAEDGE PLUS K+ (1.5T) 3.27 1.5 38000
          DAIKIN FTC50PRV16 3.25 1.5 32490
          BLUESTAR 3HW18HAF 3.24 1.5 33333
          WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Series Delux Plus 3.24 1.5 37444
          WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Series Delux 1.5 ton 3.24 1.5 38888
          HITACHI RAU318HUDG 3.21 1.5 33975
          VOLTAS 1.5T 183 DY 3.21 1.5 28888
          VOLTAS 1.5T 183 MYi 3.21 1.5 29999
  47. vivek says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    i am planning to buy a ac for my bedroom sized 13×12 ft.and there comes direct sunlight on the roof. i live in jodhpur city and want to buy a inverter ac. plz suggest me the right ac.waiting for reply

    Thanks in advance

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Vivek,

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

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs.

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) 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 43900
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      Hitachi RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850
  48. Raphel CD says:

    Hi,
    Good eve,
    Thanku for your valuable opinions.
    As per your request,my budget for the 12*14ft room is less than 40k.What is your opinion about CARRIER ACs?Is it best than SHARP?Is it a good option to use inverter ACs if i am using it just for 2..3..months only in summer ?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Raphel,
      Your room requires a cooling of 1.4 ton. Since your usage is low you can go for a BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC.
      Carrier and Sharp are both good. Sharp is a new brand whereas Carrier has been for a long time so it is much more reliable. Sharp only has inverter ACs.
      There is no problem in using inverter ACs for only 2-3 months but that depends on your budget. Since your usage is low you can go for a BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC.

      You can 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

      You can look at these 1.5 ton normal ACs within your budget.

  49. Indra says:

    Hello,

    I need some guide in buying 2 ACs. Shared the room profiles and please help in choosing the right AC that will be energy efficient and economical.

    I live in Kolkata where temperature from April to Sept can be around 32-40 C with a humidity above 90%. We live in the top floor of a 3-storey house and from the roof exposed to heat from the ceiling. The voltage limit does not allow us to go beyond a 1.5 tonne AC in each room

    AC One

    It will be in a 12*12 sq feet room which is connected with other rooms through 2 doors and outside through 3 windows. It is east-facing so the typical time to run the AC will be 12 hours per day. The occupants are elderly people 70+ and so some kind of auto-adjustment and dirt-free operation is preferred.

    AC Two

    It will be in a 12*8 sq feet room which is connected with other rooms through 3 doors and outside through 2 windows. It is west-facing and the typical time to run the AC will be 10 hours per day as during daytime the occupants in this room will be in workplace. Also the AC in this room may be out of operation for a prolonged period (6-8 months at a stretch), so not sure if that has any effect on the maintenance of the AC

    Please tell me if any other details required.

    Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Indra,
      According to our calculation your first room (12*12 sqft) requires a cooling of 1.6 ton. So you can go for either a 1.5 ton inverter AC or a BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC.
      For your second room (12*8 sqft) requires a cooling of 1 ton. So you can go for either a 1 ton inverter AC or a BEE 5star 1 ton AC.
      Can you tell us what will be the usage of both the Acs in hours/year (separately)? And also the budget of the Acs (separately)? (This is to recommend the right model of AC for your room)

      • Indra says:

        Thanks for your reply !!

        For the 12*12 room the usage will be 1400 hrs /year and for the 12*8 room it will be 600hrs/year but for prolonged periods the AC can remain out of operation.
        The budget for each AC is within Rs 40,000.

        Also do you think going for a split AC would be better than Window in terms of electricity tariff? I know, Inverter technology seems more energy-efficient on long run but initial buying cost is too high.

        Regards

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Indra,
          For your first room (12*12) since your usage is high (1400hrs/yr) and tariff in Kolkata is also high we recommend you to go for a 1.5 ton inverter AC.
          For your second room (12*8) since your usage is low (600hrs/yr) you can go for a BEE 3star 1 ton AC.

          So you can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs in the budget of45k
          These are some 1.5 ton inverter ACs that can fit in your budget:

          brand model eer_ratio price
          CARRIER Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 43900
          DAIKIN FTKV50NRV16 3.4 44490
          DAIKIN FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850
          SAMSUNG AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
          SHARP AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
          SHARP AH-X18PET 3.66 41700

          You can look at these BEE 3star 1 ton ACs under 35k

          brand type model eer_ratio tonnage star_rating price
          HITACHI Split Air Conditioner RAU412HTD 3.29 1 3 29100
          HITACHI Split Air Conditioner RAU412KTDP 3.29 1 3 33640
          HITACHI Split Air Conditioner RAU312HUD 3.29 1 3 31644
          HITACHI Split Air Conditioner RAU412HTDD 3.28 1 3 28600
          HITACHI Split Air Conditioner RAU312KUDB 3.28 1 3 29177
          CARRIER Split Air Conditioner DURAEDGE PLUS K+ (1.0T) 3.27 1 3 33000
          DAIKIN Split Air Conditioner FTC35PRV16+RC35PRV16 3.25 1 3 28390
          MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC Split Air Conditioner MS-HK13VA 3.24 1 3 27200
  50. mp varma says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I’m planning to buy a new split AC for my master bedroom which measures 10 X 16 ft,5th floor.There is no other
    floor on my top.The budget is up to 45K. I stay in mvp, beach road, vizag. Please provide me your recommendations
    with inverter technology series and only 5 star category considering better servicing from company in the given location.
    I was recommended Daikin from my cousin 1.5 ton and O-general with 1.5 ton.And i am going to use AC for approx
    7hrs.And Sun rays directly falls to my master bed room through window from around 2 to 5.30 pm. So recommend me a
    5 star product with model number and inverter technology series and price too.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Mr Verma,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1.7 tons. So we recommend you to go for a 1.5 ton inverter AC.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs that will fit in your budget.

      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
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850
      Daikin FTKV50NRV16 3.4 44490

      If you want to go for a BEE 5star 1.7 ton AC you can look at Hitachi RAU520IUD it has an EER of 4 and its price is Rs44300

  51. Amrish says:

    Hi, Abhishem,

    I am from Ahmedabad, My room size is 13*12*9 on 5th floor of 9th floor building. room is on south west direction. i wants to buy 5star rated split ac. kindly suggest which ac is good for my room. avg consumption is 6 to 7 hours daily at least 6 months a year.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Amrish,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1.3 tons. So we recommend you to go for a 1.1/1.2 ton inverter AC. If you want to go for a 5 star split AC you have to go for 1.5 ton 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

      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
      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

      Inverter ACs are 30% more energy efficient compared to a BEE 5star ACs. So we would recommend that you go for 1.1/1.2 ton inverter AC.

  52. RIBHU says:

    I like the YouTube video of yours where BEE stars purpose was explained for AC. We need more details product wise and example wise for selection of AC. Kindly help

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Ribhu,

      This website contains a lot of information regarding selecting an AC. We will surely create more following videos to cover other aspects of selecting ACs. I am glad that you found the video useful.

      • Ribhu Gaur says:

        Dear Abhishek,
        i am presently looking for 1.5 Ton Split AC inverter type rating for my 15x17X15 cu ft Bed room having 3 SE facing windows of 3X5 sqft and well ventillated room . Please suggest me AC size and confirm if such choice is available in market.. ( Suppliers? ). thanks for reply

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Ribhu,
          Can you please tell us which city do you live in and does your ceilings/wall recieve direct sunlight? And 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 required for your room)

  53. Vishal H says:

    Hi Abhishek

    I’m planning to buy a new split AC for my master bedroom which measures 13 X 10.8 ft on the 3rd floor. Building has 7 floors. The aprox budget is 35k to 40k. I stay in pimpri chinchwad area of Pune. Please provide me your recommendations from inverter and 5 star category considering good servicing from company in given location. I was recommended sharp PMT 1.1 ton by a friend but i want to know ur expert recommendation. Can just 1 ton AC be sufficient. I’m going to use AC for approx 7 hrs. Also please help me understand approx difference in electricity bill while choosing inverter over 5 star AC. Also please help understand method to calculate approx electricity bill per month based on no of hours of usage. Thanks for your all help.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Vishal,

      As per my calculations your room needs 1.1 tons of cooling in peak summer day time. A 1 ton inverter AC would work great for your room to save electricity. Sharp PMT 1.1 ton is a great model and it can really help you save electricity. A 1 ton BEE 5 star rated AC would consume about 0.8 units in an hour while an inverter AC would consume about 0.5-0.6 units in an hour. So you save about 0.3 units in an hour of usage. In 7 hours you save 2.1 units. In 30 days you save about 65 units. If you lie in Rs 8 slab in Maharashtra then you save about Rs 500 per month (or more depending on the climate). You can look at these ACs:

      1/1.1 ton inverter:

      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
      Haier HSU-12HQAB (R2DB) 3.54 1 39888
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK 3.52 1 35800
      Samsung AR12HV5DAWK 3.52 1 38640

      And these 1 ton fixed speed BEE 5 star rated ACs:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.0T) 3.76 36000
      MIDEA Midea Magna Plus (1.0T) 3.71 35500
      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
      • Vishal H says:

        Thanks Abhishek. From customer service point of view in pimpri chinchwad area of pune, which one among Sharp, Daikin, Whirlpool, Panasonic and LG are best.This will help finalize one.

        Apart from Sharp 1.1 ton PMt I’ve also shortlisted below models –

        Daikin 1 ton FTKP35PRV16
        Lg 1 ton BS-Q126B8A4
        Panasonic 1 ton YS12PKYP

        Can you help me shortlist 1-2 out of it.

        Also whether FTKP and FTKM models of Daikin and PMT and PHT models of Sharp have any difference.

        Thanks again for all your help.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Vishal,

          I am not aware of the service levels of these brand in pimpri chinchwad. You will have to contact local dealers to know about the same. Also personally I like Daikin more (but it is my personal bias and that is why I give list of other brands as well). FTKM is more energy efficient series and it has motion sensors, better filters, etc as well. FTKP is less efficient and has lesser features than FTKM. Sharp model with plasmacluster ion filter is better for indoor quality. However I doubt that Sharp models have motion sensors (but I may be wrong because I try to grab the knowledge based on the information available on manufacturers’ websites on various models).

        • Kalyan says:

          Hello, I’m also in the same dilemma and I live in Pune as well. I guess Daikin models (FTKP and FTKM) do not seem to have de-humidifier and I’m not sure how important that feature is for Pune. What about indoor air quality with FTKM models? The models in LG, Panasonic seem to be having good number of filters. Please let me know which model did you select?

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Hi Kalyan,

            Dehumidification happens in all ACs. What made you think that it does not have dehumidifier?

          • Kalyan says:

            Hi Abhijit,

            This is the response to your question to me below ( I could not find a reply button for your comment)
            I looked at the brochure of Daikin where they compared different AC models and I remember not seeing a tick mark against this feature for the FTKP or FTKM models. I may be wrong and I will check when I go to the showroom next time.
            Btw, can you please let me know which option is better among FTKM or FTKP? The offer that I’ve got are as follows.
            FTKM35PRV16-> 42.2k
            FTKP35PRV16 -> 38.6 k

            The showroom person recommended me to go with FTKP as it is cheaper and not much difference between these models. But I compared the specs, the power consumption of FTKM ranges from 220-1300 watts where as FTKP ranges from 460-1300 watts. Moreover, the EER is better in FTKM ( 3.63 Vs 3.46). Are these the only differences? I dont mind spending 3.5k more for this model. Please let me your views.

            Thanks
            Kalyan

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Hi Kalyan,

            You can go for Daikin FTKP model. FTKM has more sensors and better air filters.

  54. Prashant says:

    ear Abhishek Sir,

    I need advice from you related with the AC brand which i should go for.

    Going through the article of yours, the information which i think you would require from my side would be as under:

    1. City i am residing is NOIDA
    2. Second Floor Flat in housing society
    3. Need Split AC for my room, this is our second room or guest room and would not be that frequently used as compared to Master bedroom.
    4. Sun light comes in the room post 01:00 PM and stays for around 3-4 hours during peak summers.
    5. AC usage 09 PM – 06 PM and 3-4 hrs in afternoon on need basis.
    6. dimension on bedroom – 11.6′ * 11.0′
    7. One Side of the wall is having Glass Sliders and exposed to Open area, the other side is having attached bathroom. Remaining two side form the mid wall of adjoining rooms.

    Based on my limited knowledge, i think 1 Ton AC would suffice the room specification.

    Kindly advice me which AC brand/Tonnage, i should go for and let me know in case you need any other information.

    many thanks in advance.

    prashant

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Prashant,

      You need 1.2 tons of cooling for peak summer day time. 1 Ton AC would be sufficient only if the AC is used only at night. If you want to go for 1.2 ton AC then you can look at these:

      brand model eer_ratio star_rating price
      HITACHI RAU514HUD 3.8 5 36740
      HITACHI RAU514EUDA 3.8 5 38900
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Series Platinum 3.7 5 37444
      WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL PLT V (1.2 T) 3.64 5 38500
      HITACHI RAU514HUDD 3.63 5 33300
      HITACHI RAU514HUDDZ 3.64 5 35805
      WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL XTREME PLT V (1.2 T) 3.62 5 40500
      WHIRLPOOL Magicool Series Platinum 3.6 5 38100
      HITACHI RAU514ITDA 3.6 5 38600
      VOLTAS 1.2T 155 CY 3.55 5 30390
      HITACHI RAU514ITD 3.45 4 38600
      HITACHI LRAU514KTDB 3.4 4 32500
      HITACHI RAU514HTD 3.4 4 35350
      HITACHI RAU514ETD 3.4 4 36490
      HITACHI RAU514HTDW 3.4 4 37650
      HITACHI RAU514HTDZ1 3.4 4 39650
      VOLTAS 1.2T 153 CY 3.2 3 27000

      If you think usage will only be at night then you can look at these 1 Ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio star_rating price
      HITACHI RAU412HTD 3.29 3 29100
      HITACHI RAU412KTDP 3.29 3 33640
      HITACHI RAU312HUD 3.29 3 31644
      HITACHI RAU312EVD 3.29 3 36290
      HITACHI RAU312HVD 3.29 3 34990
      SAMSUNG AR12HC3ESLW 3.29 3 29433
      SAMSUNG AR12HC3TFUR 3.29 3 28400
      SAMSUNG AR12HC3USUQ 3.29 3 25944
      SAMSUNG AR12HC3USNB 3.29 3 28000
      HITACHI RAU412HTDD 3.28 3 28600
      HITACHI RAU312KUDB 3.28 3 29177
      HITACHI RAU312HUDD 3.28 3 29800
      CARRIER DURAEDGE PLUS K+ (1.0T) 3.27 3 33000
      DAIKIN FTC35PRV16+RC35PRV16 3.25 3 28390
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-HK13VA 3.24 3 27200

      A BEE 3 star Ac would be good for your usage.

      • Prashant says:

        Dear Abhishek Sir,

        Thanks for your reply !
        I am afraid that the above suggested are not split AC and not of Inverter technology.

        Kindly advice me for Split AC and Inverter technology series, considering my requirement. Apologies, for not mentioning the same in my earlier post.

        Regards,
        Prashant

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Prashant,

          The models mentioned above are split ACs, they are not inverter technology but are certainly split ACs. If you want inverter AC then you can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs:

          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
          Haier HSU-12HQAB (R2DB) 3.54 1 39888
          Samsung AR12HV5NBWK 3.52 1 35800
          Samsung AR12HV5DAWK 3.52 1 38640
          • Prashant says:

            Thanks Abhishek Sir !

            Do all of the above has Copper Piping in the outdoor unit ? As copper piping provides extended life of the outdoor unit.

            Regards,
            Prashant

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Hi Prashant,

            Copper Piping is used in almost all ACs. What you need to look at is copper tubes and blue aluminium fins in the condenser for durability. There are two types of condensers Tube and Fin type (with copper tube and aluminium fin) and Parallel Flow Condenser Or Multi Channel Flow Condenser. PFC/MCFC are made all out of aluminium. They are highly energy efficient but are not very durable in harsh climates (but can work in regular climates). I have seen PFC/MCFC mostly in Samsung, Lloyd and some other brands that have cheaper AC models. Hitachi, Carrier, MHI, Mitsubishi Electric, Daikin and all have Tube and Fin type condenser.

  55. Raphel CD says:

    Hi,
    I want ac for an 12 ft * 14 ft room also.Please give an suggestion for the same.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      12×14 room would need 1.4 tons of cooling in peak summer day time. So if you go for fixed speed AC then you will have to go for 1.5 ton. With inverter you can go for 1.2 ton or 1.5 ton. Hitachi has some 1.2 ton inverter ACs, but they are expensive. What is your budget for this AC?

  56. Raphel CD says:

    Hi,
    Good Morning,
    I am planning to buy an A.C for a 16 ft * 17 ft master bedroom also prefer an inverter ac.My area is in Kerala, specifically Thrissur district which is very hot n dry area.And prefers to use only in summer time and may vary in future too.My budget is not more than 40.000.Kindly suggest me an better option which suits for above conditions.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Raphel,

      As per wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrissur#Climate) the average high temperature in Thrissur is about 33. Which is not very high. As per my calculations the AC tonnage required for 16×17 room is about 2.2 tons in peak summer day time. So if you go for inverter AC then you would need about 2 ton inverter AC. The cheapest 2 ton inverter AC would cost you about 50K. Even the cheapest 1.5 ton inverter AC (that can expand to max 1.8 ton) would cost about 43K. So I think you will have to increase your budget in case you are interested in Inverter AC.

  57. Dhiraj Prajapati says:

    Hi,
    I am looking for a split AC at a reasonable cost but also must be reasonably energy efficient. My room size is 11ft x 25ft x 10 ft. It is on the second floor of a 3 floor building. Which AC would you recommend and of what tonnage?

    • Dhiraj Prajapati says:

      Also, I want to add that the usage would be 6-7 hours per day only in summer

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Dhiraj,
      Which city do you live in? And what is your budget?

      • Dhiraj says:

        I live in Mumbai. Budget is not more than 40k.

        • Dhiraj says:

          Hi Abhishek, do you need any other info?

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          You need 2 tons of cooling for the room. If you go for inverter AC then you need 1.8 ton inverter AC. 6-7 hours per day means your usage of AC is about 200 hrs a month. And for 4 months the usage would be about 800 hrs. A 2 ton AC would consume about 1.7-2.3 unit per hour depending on the star rating of the AC. A good Inverter AC would consume 1.2-1.3 unit per hour. You can save 0.5 to 1 unit per hour by going for inverter AC (0.5 unit as compared to BEE 5 star rated AC). In 800 hours a year you can save 400 units of electricity as compared to BEE 5 star rated AC. In Mumbai the tariff is Rs 8-12 per unit depending on your slab and electricity provider. So you can easily save Rs 3000+ per year by going for inverter AC. Price range of BEE 5 star rated AC is about Rs 42000 (Voltas) to Rs 59000 (Hitachi). Whereas that of Inverter AC is Rs 50000 (Samsung) to Rs 67000 Hitachi.

          For smaller rooms at 800 hrs usage in Mumbai we typically suggest going for BEE 5 star rated AC at least. But in your case for 2T I would suggest going for Inverter AC. You might have to increase your budget a bit. But in long run it will be beneficial. Please note a BEE 3 star AC which might fit in your budget would consume about 1.9-2 unit per hour. Which means the yearly electricity cost would be for 1600 units so about Rs 16000.

          Please let me know what kind of AC you would like to go and I can suggest models accordingly.

          • Dhiraj says:

            Hi Abhishek, I think inverter AC would go too over budget.

            Please suggest BEE 3 star or 5 star ACs(if they are more energy-efficient than the 3 star ones and cost around 40k).

            One more question, what if I go for 5 star AC of 1.5 or 1.7 ton compared to 3star AC of 2 ton?

            Thanks in advance.

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Hi,

            1.5 ton will certainly not be very effective during day time in summers. It may work at night time, but try to keep it close to the sitting/sleeping area so that the area close to the AC feels comfortable. Not all the corners of the room will cool up. You can look at these 1.5 ton ACs:

            brand model eer_ratio 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
            LG LSA5AT5M 3.6 39633
            LG LSA5MP5M 3.6 39733
            LG LSA5ES5M 3.6 39933
            SAMSUNG AR18HC5UXNB 3.58 37500
            SAMSUNG AR18HC5TXNC 3.58 37500
            SAMSUNG AR18HC5TYUR 3.58 38500
            SAMSUNG AR18HC5EXLZ 3.58 39500
            GODREJ GSC 18 FG 5 WNG 3.55 32988
            GODREJ GSC 18 FT 5 WNG 3.55 34844

            1.5 ton fixed speed AC will consume less electricity as compared to 2 ton AC. So from an electricity consumption perspective 1.5 ton will certainly consume less electricity. But it will just cool the area close to the AC (7-8 ft around AC) and will not be effective beyond that (certainly not the whole room).

          • Dhiraj says:

            Hi Abhishek, thanks a lot for the information. I think I will go with a 2 ton AC. Please suggest some models.

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Hi Dhiraj,

            These are the most energy efficient 2 ton ACs that can come in your budget of 40K:

            brand model eer_ratio price
            ONIDA S243FLT-N 3.28 36500
            ONIDA S243FLT-LA 3.28 39933
            VOLTAS 2.0T 243 CYa 3.2 38999
            BLUESTAR 3HW24FA 3.18 39133
            LG LSA6NP3F 3.18 38833
            BLUESTAR 3HW24VC 3.17 40734
            VOLTAS 2.0T 243 CYi 3.15 38777
            BLUESTAR 3HW24HAF 3.12 40833
            ELECTROLUX SN63N 3.12 38028
            HAIER HSU-24CK3W3N 3.12 36590
            LLOYD LS24A3LN 3.12 34633
            HITACHI RAU223HUD 3.09 40344
            BLUESTAR 2HW24NB 3.08 37200
            PANASONIC CS-YC24PKY-2 3.04 34300

            All these are BEE 3 star ACs.

  58. Manikanda prabu says:

    Hi ,

    Good Day!!

    Actually i have to plan to buy a Kenstar KSM55.WN1 Split AC (1.5 Ton, 5 Star Rating, White).there’s is compared other products better one From Futures and Cost..

    but one Clarification here mentioned Kenstar product Air Direction: 2 way deflection. it is good or not?

    i don’t have an idea about the Air Direction.

    My Room has 12X12 Size.

    So could you please tell about the concept of Air Direction?
    And what is the latest Method Air Direction Function?

    I am not sure in above mentioned the product features good or not.. Therefore Will buy ?

    Hence I hope all Questions return to back Ans…As soon as possible.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Manikanda,
      Kenstar ACs are new in the market. We don’t have much feedback about it.

      • Manikanda prabu says:

        Hi Abhi,

        Thanks For your kind of replay..

        And please Tell about the Function of Air-direction 2 way ,4 way like that ?

        Which one Model is the latest Air-direction Technology?

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Mani,

          2 Way is typically up and down, which means that the AC has flaps that can move up and down and thus the air flow can be directed up and down only. 4 Way is up, down, left and right. So the air flow can be directed anywhere in the room thus giving better control. Many brands are coming up with 4 way technology.

  59. Parth Tailor says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I m leaving in bedroom of 12*12 feet room and at the last floor of the apartment in Vadodara. Also the room entrance is of west side so in midday temperature goes up at most to 42 to 48 degree and climate is too much humid.My usage of AC is nearly for 4 to 5 months and in that also daily 8 to 10 hrs.It may increase in feature. kindly suggest AC in which electricity also reduced with reference to BEE ratings.Should I go for inverter AC or else star rating ac is fine for me?.

    Waiting for your prompt response to buy AC as early as possible.

    Thanks and Regards,

    Parth Tailor

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Parth,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1.5 tons. For your current usage (about 1200hrs/yr) you can go for BEE 5 star 1.5 ton AC. If your usage increases to more than 1500hrs/yr we recommend you to go for a 1.5 ton inverter AC. As inverter ACs are 30% more energy efficient than a normal BEE 5star AC.

      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs.

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) 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 43900
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      O 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 ACs

      Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Price
      HITACHI RAU518EUDA 3.8 44450
      HITACHI RAU518HUD 3.8 42144
      HITACHI RAU518IUD 3.75 46999
      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
      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
      DAIKIN FTF50PRV16+RF50PRV16 3.6 39555
  60. Mukund says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I came across your website while searching for an A/C for my home in Kerala . You are doing a great job here helping people out with their doubts and most importantly giving them very good and sensible advice . (My Dad had gone for buying the A/C’s from one of the leading dealers in town and had convinced him to buy a 3 star 1.5 ton AC ( blue star )for 38k plus installation charges !) .
    I am planning to buy two AC’s

    Room no 1: 10 X 10 FT, Top floor , direct sunlight on top and South side wall ,Room tends to get quite hot during the day . The climate is humid.Usage would be around 1000 hours a year , but may increase in future .
    Room no 2 : 10 x 10 ft , Top floor , Direct sunlight on top and South west and west side walls .Room does not get very hot like the other room ( shade on terrace and amount of direct sunlight is lesser ). Climate : humid , Usage may be around 500 hrs per year .
    Will a 1 / 1.1 ton ac work for both the rooms ? should i Go for 5 star /( or inverter ) in both rooms or use a lower star rated AC in one room ?

    Trivandrum is a coastal town and even though we do not live near ( >6 kms) the sea does that have to be taken into consideration while going for an A/C ?
    So far no rust problems have been observed with other metal items.

    Should i go for an inverter model ? (more inclined towards energy efficient devices.) Is it better to buy ac with R410A or R 134a refrigerants as the HCFC’s will be phased out in the future and gas refilling etc if required in future.

    I would really appreciate your suggestions in helping choose an AC . My dad has been convinced by the dealer that Blue star is very good but on checking online the reviews are not encouraging at all . Would it make more sense buying the AC from the dealer or buying it online considering that installation and servicing has no relation with the dealer .

    Thanks and Regards
    Mukund

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Mukund,
      According to our calculation both your room requires a cooling of 0.9 tons of cooling. Since you are already inclined towards inverter AC. We would recommend you to go for a 0.75/1/1.1 ton inverter AC. As inverter AC would save 30% more energy compared to a normal BEE 5star AC. A 1.5 ton AC would be grossly oversized for your room and will unnecessarily increase your electricity consumption.

      You can look at these inverter ACs.

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Daikin FTKM25PRV16 3.85 0.75 35490
      Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      Sharp AH-XP10LV 3.82 0.8 27711
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK 3.52 1 35800
      Daikin FTKP25PRV16 3.46 0.75 30190
      Carrier Kurve Inverter (1.0T) 3.45 1 35500
      O General ASGG09JLCA 3.42 0.75 35490
      Haier HSU-12CKCS(R2DB) 3.4 1 25370
      Panasonic CS-YS9RKY 3.38 0.75 33390
      Daikin FTKE25GV1 3.35 0.75 27490
      Daikin FTKE35GV1 3.35 1 32990
             
    • Abhishek Jain says:

      To add to it as you are closer to coastal area you should go for an AC with blue fin condensers/evaporator.

  61. Rohit says:

    Hi, I live in Chennai and my room size is roughly 10ft x 10ft. My usage is roughly 16-20hrs in a day, all the days. Which AC brand and model would you suggest and what capacity?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Rohit,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1 tons of cooling. Since your usage is very high and tariff in Chennai is also high we strongly 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 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
  62. naveen says:

    Hi
    I stay in kolkata and looking for good option in split AC for my drawing room. Room size would be12*12.We require AC atleast 4 months during the year with 8_1 0 hours in a day.pls suggest best model n brand options

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Naveen,
      Can you tell us which floor is your house and does your ceiling/walls get direct sunlight?

  63. Amit says:

    Hi Abhi

    Thanks for the reply.

    Hitachi is surely more energy efficient than Panasonic as per chart you shared, if we go through the features, i get incline toward Panasonic and the quality of product ( Eg there fan and motor, twin flap in 2015 model( S-18), Auto X, Nano g air cleaning( hope it works), Moreover these are being made in Malaysia.
    Panasonic is making inverters since long and Hitachi has just started. There PCB are much more reliable Don’t know which is better in cooling?

    I could also see no chart have Panasonic recommended, why is that so? If we study the RND facility for Panasonic they make you incline toward them and you could find none for Hitachi.

    Kindly share the expert opinion of yours.

    ****Below is the first query of mine you replied on******

    Hi Abhi,

    I live in Delhi, our flat is top floor one, room size 11*11*11(H/W/L) confused which split to buy, our room walls have sunlight from morning to evening , and the flat becomes furnace from May till Oct , Avg ac usage is from 8/7 in evening to 5/6 in morning between May & Oct. We don’t use it in afternoon due to high electric tariff,
    Heard inverter AC saves on bills if thats there we could use the AC in afternoon too for 3 hrs. This would take my usage to 12 hrs a day for atleast 150 days in a year.

    Kindly advice i am confused between Hitachi and Panasonic. Which is good brand to go for in terms of technology.

  64. Prateek says:

    Hi,

    Why isin’t Godrej GSC 18FG 8 MOG mentioned in your list. Also which will consume lesser energy, Godrej GSC 18FG 8 MOG or Samsung AR18HV5DAWK (which is an inverter AC).

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Prateek,

      When we went price hunting, we could not find Godrej GSC 18FG 8 MOG anywhere in the market and that is why we kept it in pending state for future addition. Well keeping that apart Samsung AR18HV5DAWK will be more energy saving than Godrej GSC 18FG 8 MOG. An inverter AC is 20-30% more energy efficient than similar EER regular AC. Godrej GSC 18FG 8 MOG has EER of 3.9 whereas Samsung model has EER or 3.82. So if we compare, Samsung inverter model will be 20-30% more efficient than a fixed speed AC of EER 3.82. So effective EER would be 3.82/0.8=4.77. Now this is not actual EER as EER of inverter AC varies. But this is just to compare apples to apples.

      • Prateek says:

        Thanks Abhishek for ur reply. Power Consumption of Godrej GSC 18FG 8 MOG is 1258 Watts whereas that of Samsung AR18HV5DAWK is 1310 Watts. Do you mean to say that since Samsung AR18HV5DAWK is an inverter AC, its average power consumption will be less than 1258 Watts???

        Also, is there any other 1.5 Ton Split AC (available or upcoming) whose average power consumption is/will be less than that of Samsung AR18HV5DAWK?

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Prateek,
          Yes the power consumption of Samsung AR18HV5DAWK would be less than that of Godrej GSC 18FG 8 MOG. For more information you can look at this article : https://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/difference-between-a-bee-5-star-rated-and-inverter-technology-air-conditioner.html

          Samsung AR18HV5DAWK has the highest EER/least power consumption.

          • Prateek says:

            Also Abhishek, I live in Kutch, Gujarat in a Duplex Apartment. My room is on the first floor & the size of the room is 15 ft. X 12 ft. What tonnage of AC is required for my room.

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Hi Prateek,

            Kutch is one of the hottest area in the country. Your room would need about 2 tons of cooling in peak summer day time.

          • Prateek says:

            An update,

            My room dimensions are 15.5 ft. X 12.5 ft. X 10 ft., instead of previously mentioned 15 ft. X 12 ft. Also there are two windows on the west side with total glass area of 8 sqft. I think this much data is sufficient for calculating the tonnage requirement for my room. As far as the area (Kutch) is concerned, my house is in outskirts of the city (Behind Kandla Airport), & I am residing there without cooler/AC for the past two years, because the place being in outskirts & close to the sea is quite windy. So, if you keep aside my place of residence, and just consider the dimensions of my room, what tonnage is actually required. If more than 1.5 tonne, can 1.6/1.7/1.8 tonne work, or do I have to necessarily go for a 2 tonne AC. Plz keep in mind that lowest power consumption is my topmost priority. Thnaks in advance.

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Hi Prateek,

            To calculate size of AC it is important to understand the climate profile of the city you live in. Without that it is not possible to suggest anything. ACs are meant to remove heat in the room and thus it is important to gauge the amount of heat in the room in peak summers. And that will depend on the temperature of the city. Checking online I found that Kandla has max temperature of 40 in summers (http://en.climate-data.org/location/687555/), can you confirm if this is right?

            Also if your usage is only at night then 1.5/1.7 ton AC would work. During the day time a 1.5 ton AC may fall short in cooling the whole room. Power consumption will be lower with 1.5 ton as compared to 2 ton.

          • Prateek says:

            A more closer location will be Anjar (http://en.climate-data.org/location/767178/). Usage mostly will be in day time, as at night, I get fresh & cool air, when I open up my window.

            Even a 1.8 tonne inverter AC will not work in my case????

            Then, I think I am only left with LG BSA24IMA (as per your chart) as Samsung’s website is neither displaying AR24HV5NBWK, which has lower power consumption than that of LG.

            Also, I’ve heard that Samsung is going to launch new AC’s (probably named neo inverter). Do you have any information regarding. If yes, then please also share its power consumption details???

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Hi Prateek,

            Anjar has max temp of 39 in peak summers. In that case 1.7-1.8 tons of cooling will be sufficient for you in peak summer day time. And so 1.5 ton inverter AC would work well for you. In that case you can look at these ACs;

            Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) 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 43900
            Samsung AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
            O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
            Hitachi RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
            Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850
          • Prateek says:

            Hi Abhishek,

            Thanks for your help. However, I cannot find AR18HV5DAWK on Samsung’s website now. What I can find is AR18JV5DAWKNNA, which also has the same EER as that of AR18HV5DAWK. I think the old model has been discontinued, & replaced with a new model. Can u tell me the price of this new model.

            Also has there been any other new launches recently which consume even lesser electricity than AR18JV5DAWKNNA?

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Hi Prateek,

            It looks like Samsung replaced AR18HV5DAWK with AR18JV5DAWKNNA. Most of the specs look same. As this model is new I do not have price for this new model.

  65. dinesh says:

    Hi I m dinesh living in tamilnadu (erode)my room size 11×16 in first floor no other floor on top.window size 6×4 facing northside.i m planning to buy a inverter ac my usage 7-8months. per day nearly 10 hours running time.short listed ogeneral 65000rs daikin55000rs panosonic 52000rs.in that yesterday I visited local shop they recommend onida inverter ac marvel new model its has r410 eco friendly compressor and its cost 45000rs.pls suggest better model my budget 55000rs. In future planning to solar energy 4kva for home so that Inverter ac can run solar power in day time ??. thank you.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Dinesh,
      According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1.5 tons. Since your usage is high (above 2000hrs/yr) we strongly 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 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 43900
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      Hitachi RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

      Inverter ACs are the best to run with solar power. So your choice is good on that. Just have to make sure that your solar panel generate enough electricity that your AC runs for the desired number of hours.

      • dinesh says:

        thank you for valuable comments.finally i was selected Daikin FTKM50PRV16 with R32 compressor.its cost about 51k for ac only then stabilizer,copper coil(17feet) and installation 5k.total 56k so i need to known quality of product like blu fin coated,copper or alluminum coil,i need to install copper tube for 17feet in that cooling efficiency get decrease or not.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Dinesh,
          Daikin is a great brand. Daikin FTKM50PRV16 model is a one of the most energy efficient models from Daikin. Yes the model is blue fin coated.
          As far as length of copper tube is concerned. The length is not important, The pressure of gas inside the copper tube is important as it needs to be maintained at certain level for proper cooling to take place. So for 17 ft copper tube you need to add more gas inside the tube.
          Otherwise Daikin is a great brand and you can certainly buy Daikin FTKM50PRV16.

  66. Krish says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am living in an independent house, just us in ground floor and terrace on top. I have a room of 110 Sq. ft and it opens up to another room of 160 sq.ft. I’m planning to go for a single unit fixed in one room and leave the door open so that both the rooms are cooled. Will this be efficient or in any way possible. If so, kindly suggest me the tonnage and the suitable way of installation. As far as i have reseached online i narrowed my search to 4 brands- Daikin, LG, Voltas and Bluestar, any help on the brand selection would be much appreciated.
    (My rough estimate is 1.5 ton for both the rooms and i’m planning to go for 5 star rating)
    Kindly help me out.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Krish,
      We do not recommend people to go for a single AC for two rooms. Because the impact of AC depends on the airflow rate and we have not seen an AC that can cool such a long distance. So we recommend you to go for separate ACs for each room.
      Can you tell us which city you live in and what will be your usage of AC in hours/year? As this is important to calculate the tonnage of cooling required and finding out the right models 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 traiff more than Rs 5), it is better to go for higher efficiency models. Benefit of inverter tech is that it is a variable tonnage AC and as the tonnage requirement is different every month and every day, this AC auto adjusts to the needs and thus saves electricity.

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

      If you provide us with more details as in which city 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 recommend you something.

      • Krish says:

        Hi Abhishek,

        Thanks for replying..

        I live in chennai, and there are two rooms (Room 1- 11 X 10 ft & Room 2- 16X10 ft) and they are in the ground floor with direct sunlight on top (open Terrace) and my Ac usage would be for 5-6 months (from Apr–Sep) and i’ll be using it 10 hrs a day, so overall 1800hrs/year. And i’m ready to go upto 45K but the product should be worth the money. Nowadays there are a lot of products and its very difficult to narrow it to a few. But after a lot of time i just narrowed my search to 4 brands Daikin,Voltas,LG,Bluestar (Hope they are good)

        Your help in the above regard would be much appreciated

        Thank you

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Krish,
          Is the budget of 45K for 2 separate ACs for both the room or for a single AC for both the rooms. We still recommend you to go for separate ACs for both the room.

          • Krish says:

            ok now i’m planning to go for AC for one room only so please give me the options for the two rooms.. 1 AC budget still 45 K..

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Hi Krish,

            For 11×10 room you need 1 ton inverter AC (1.2 tons cooling) and for 16×10 room you need 1.5 ton inverter AC (1.7 tons cooling). Your usage is quite high so I would recommend going for inverter AC only. Here are some ACs that you can look at:

            Here are some 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs:

            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
            Haier HSU-12HQAB (R2DB) 3.54 1 39888
            Samsung AR12HV5NBWK 3.52 1 35800
            Samsung AR12HV5DAWK 3.52 1 38640

            And here are some 1.5 ton inverter ACs in your budget:

            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
            Samsung AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
            Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850
            Daikin FTKV50NRV16 3.4 44490
  67. pavan says:

    WHICH R TOP 3 1.5TON SPLIT ACS IN INDIA

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Pavan,

      They are listed in the table above. You just need to click the relevant category in the section for Top Ten 3 star rated AC above.

  68. hitesh patel says:

    I am going to purchase Sharp inverter ac..plsamacluster model…
    pls guide me is it good to buy…..
    thank You
    hitesh patel

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Hitesh,

      It is a great buy. Sharp is a value for money brand. Just make sure that they have good service in your area.

  69. jyoti ranjan says:

    hi , i am staying in bhubaneshwar, My room size is 14 x 16 feet , and on first floor , with no other floor on top, had a average sun exposure. What capacity of A/C will be enough for my room cooling.
    i am planning for 2 Ton inverter Panasonic brand A/C, will this is a good choice or should i look for other brand, my usage is not high only in nights and few hours in afternoon. And how are the Panasonic brands A/C.
    thanks

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,

      Your room does need 2 ton inverter AC. Panasonic is a good brand, however these are the most energy efficient 2 ton inverter ACs (in decreasing order of efficiency):

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MSY-GE24VA 3.61 2  
      LLOYD LS24GRIX 3.6 2 58990
      LLOYD LS24GRI 3.6 2 58990
      HITACHI RAU023EUEA 3.56 2 58950
      HITACHI RAU024CVEA 3.55 2 67790
      HITACHI RAU024IVEA 3.55 2 64790
      HITACHI RAU024AVEA 3.55 2 62790
      LG BS-Q246C8R3 3.52 2 61588
      LG BS-Q246C8A2 3.52 2 59988
      LG BSA24IMA 3.52 2 66990
      SAMSUNG AR24HV5NBWK 3.51 2 50500
      HITACHI RAU023HVEA 3.5 2 61790
      CARRIER Octra Inverter (2.0T) 3.49 2 61750
      CARRIER Superia Plus K+ (2.0T) 3.46 2 60750
      CARRIER Kurve Inverter (2.0T) 3.38 2 55500
      PANASONIC CS-S24RKY 3.3 2 67990

      We typically recommend people to go for inverter AC if the annual usage of AC is more than 1500 hrs and price of electricity is Rs 5 or less. If price of electricity is more then the annual hours decrease. This is for 3 years payback for extra cost of Rs 5000. I cannot comment if your choice of inverter AC is right or not without knowing your annual usage of AC in hrs.

  70. sumit dhawam says:

    I live in Kolkata my room size is 12*10 and window facing East and live in IInd Floor apartment. Please suggest which tonne and which company ac should I buy. As guided my the sales person he told to have 1.5tonn and to go either by SAMSUNG or by IFB. and suggest not to buy voltas, LG,. I need ur guidance which one to buy

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Sumit,

      A 12×10 room in Kolkata needs 1 ton of cooling if it is lower floor (no direct sunlight on ceiling) and does not get direct sunlight on west facing or south facing walls during the day. Else it would need 1.2 tons of cooling. Now from your comment I could not understand if the room gets sunlight on walls and ceiling or not. As far as model of AC is concerned, we first look at usage to understand star rating, then we look at various models and then we suggest brands amongst them. Making a blanket statement on a brand is not right. We typically recommend people to go for BEE 3 star split AC if usage is less than 1000 hrs per year and price of electricity less than Rs 5 a unit. If usage is between 1000-1500 hrs per year, then we suggest going for BEE 5 star split and beyond that Inverter Tech split AC. This is for 3 years payback for the extra money you pay to buy the appliance. So to suggest the right thing we need to know few things from you:

      1) If ceiling and walls get direct sunlight?
      2) Usage of AC in hrs/day and months/year. Please note months/year is important as we need to understand yearly usage.
      3) Budget that you have.

      • Sumit Dhawan says:

        Thanks a lot for providing such an important knowledge.

        1). Sir there is no direct sun light in my room.
        2). The usage of the Ac will around 2000hrs. In an year.

        3). Budget is around 35k.

        Regards
        Sumit Dhawan

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Sumit,
          Since there is no sunlight on the ceiling the cooling required for your room is 1 ton. Since your usage is high (about 2000hrs/yr) and Tariff in Kolkata is also high . We would strongly recommend you to go for a 1 ton inverter AC.

          You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter Acs that will fit in your budget.

          Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
          Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
          SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
          Samsung AR12HV5NBWK 3.52 1 35800
          Carrier Kurve Inverter (1.0T) 3.45 1 35500
          Haier HSU-12CKCS(R2DB) 3.4 1 25370
          Daikin FTKE35GV1 3.35 1 32990
  71. Gopal says:

    HI Abhisek,

    Iam staying in Chennai with ground floor house with no direct sun light. My bed room paramerters are 10*10 and planning to buy an Split AC with cost below 36K. COuld you pleas suggest which one is best to consume electricity where E charges are 6 Rs per unit?
    When i saw in Net there is having very poor service feeback on Hitachi. Hence iam planning to buy any one of SAMSUNG or LG or VOLTAS. Which is best amoung Ton & Rating.

    Thanks.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Gopal,
      According to our calculation your room requires 0.9 tons of cooling. So we recommend you to go for a 0.75 or 1 ton inverter ACs (0.75 ton can expand itself to 0.95 ton and 1 ton can expand upto 1.2 ton). They are highly energy efficient they can save a lot of electricity.

      You can look at these inverter ACs.

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Daikin FTKM25PRV16 3.85 0.75 35490
      Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      Sharp AH-XP10LV 3.82 0.8 27711
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK 3.52 1 35800
      Daikin FTKP25PRV16 3.46 0.75 30190
      Carrier Kurve Inverter (1.0T) 3.45 1 35500
      O General ASGG09JLCA 3.42 0.75 35490
      Haier HSU-12CKCS(R2DB) 3.4 1 25370
      Panasonic CS-YS9RKY 3.38 0.75 33390
      Daikin FTKE25GV1 3.35 0.75 27490
      Daikin FTKE35GV1 3.35 1 32990
             
      • Varun Ramesh says:

        HI Abhishek,

        Thanks for great advice ! when i asked the dealer of SAMSUNG to buy an AR12HV5NBWK ..but stock is not available to few days. I can use AC per day 5 to hrs up to 4 months .whether i can go with Inverter 1 ton AC with other companies like DAIKIN or else i can go by BEE 5 star rating in SAMSUNG or LG. Please advice. Waiting for your kind reply. Thanks in advance.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Varun,

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

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

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

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

          If you provide us with more details as in which city 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 recommend you something

          • Varun Ramesh says:

            Hi ABhisek,

            Thanks for reply.

            Iam staying in Chennai, the room parameters are 10*10, ground floor where there is no direct sun light to Bed room. First floor is also available on top my house. Daily usage is 6 hrs up to 4 to 5 months. Our area is having voltage fluctuvations(high/low) and current rating is 6 Rs per unit. My approx budget is <35 to 36. Please guide me now.

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Hi Varun,

            You should go for a 1 ton BEE 5 star rated AC. You can look at these ACs:

            brand model eer_ratio price
            CARRIER SUPERIA (1.0T) 3.76 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
            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
            MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK13VA 3.6 31825
  72. Vinay says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I stay in Telangana and my bedroom is in first floor there is an another floor above this room size is 12*14 one side is totally covered with ward robe another side is with 6*6 window can you plz suggest me a best split AC(less power consumption/Environmental friendly ) for me budget is max 35K

    Thanks
    Vinay

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Vinay,

      First of all I have taken Hyderabad climate as reference as you said Telangana. For a 12×14 room in Hyderabad which is on lower floor (ceiling and walls not exposed to sun) you need 1.4 tons of cooling. If you go for fixed speed AC then you will have to go for 1.5 ton AC, else if you go for inverter tech AC you need 1.2 ton inverter AC (click this link to know more about inverter ACs: https://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/air-conditioners-with-inverter-technology-can-help-save-electricity-ac-india.html). But in your budget the best you can get is BEE 5 star 1.5 ton fixed speed ACs. You can look at these:

      Brand Model EER Ratio Tonnage Star Rating Approx Price
      ONIDA S185TRD-LA 3.64 1.5 5 31500
      ONIDA S185DFL 3.64 1.5 5 32990
      LG LSA5PW5M 3.6 1.5 5 33999
      ONIDA S185CUR 3.6 1.5 5 31500
      IFB IACS18BF5TP 3.58 1.5 5 31500
      VIDEOCON VSD55 3.56 1.5 5 33333
      VIDEOCON VSD55.RV1-MDA 3.56 1.5 5 33333
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 5 WNG 3.55 1.5 5 32988
      GODREJ GSC 18 FT 5 WNG 3.55 1.5 5 34844
      LLOYD LS19A5SN 3.55 1.5 5 31433
      PANASONIC CS-KC18PKY-1/CU-KC18PKY-1 3.53 1.5 5 32800
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5USUQ 3.53 1.5 5 34405
      VIDEOCON VSZ55 3.53 1.5 5 32433
      VIDEOCON VSZ55.WV1-MDA 3.53 1.5 5 32433
      LLOYD LS19A5LN 3.52 1.5 5 32550
      ELECTROLUX SP55N 3.51 1.5 5 30497
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 CY 3.51 1.5 5 32677
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 CYa 3.51 1.5 5 32888
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 EYS N 3.51 1.5 5 34988
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 MY 3.51 1.5 5 35000

      Amongst these I think Voltas, Samsung or LG would be great.

  73. Amit says:

    Hi Abhi,

    I live in Delhi, our flat is top floor one, room size 11*11*11(H/W/L) confused which split to buy, our room walls have sunlight from morning to evening , and the flat becomes furnace from May till Oct , Avg ac usage is from 8/7 in evening to 5/6 in morning between May & Oct. We don’t use it in afternoon due to high electric tariff,
    Heard inverter AC saves on bills if thats there we could use the AC in afternoon too for 3 hrs. This would take my usage to 12 hrs a day for atleast 150 days in a year.

    Kindly advice i am confused between Hitachi and Panasonic. Which is good brand to go for in terms of technology.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Amit,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.5 tons of cooling. Since your usage is high (almost 1800hrs/yr) and tariff in Delhi is also high (about Rs9-10) we strongly 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 (Cooling) 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 43900
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK 3.55 43500
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      Hitachi RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

      Between Hitachi and Panosonic, Hitachi is more energy efficient.

      • Amit says:

        Hi Abhi

        Thanks for the reply.

        Hitachi is surely more energy efficient than Panasonic as per chart you shared, if we go through the features, i get incline toward Panasonic and the quality of product ( Eg there fan and motor, twin flap in 2015 model( S-18), Auto X, Nano g air cleaning( hope it works), Moreover these are being made in Malaysia.
        Panasonic is making inverters since long and Hitachi has just started. There PCB are much more reliable Don’t know which is better in cooling?

        I could also see no chart have Panasonic recommended, why is that so? If we study the RND facility for Panasonic they make you incline toward them and you could find none for Hitachi.

        Kindly share the expert opinion of yours.

        Rgds

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Amit,
          Brand value is a personal preference and people go for brands based on their past experiences and feedback from others. Now I can give you my personal opinion based on some experiments I did in near past. We tried experimenting with shortsizing ACs for a couple of rooms. I bought a panasonic 0.75 ton inverter AC for my 130 sq ft room and my friend bought a Daikin 0.75 ton inverter AC for his similar sized room. I got the malaysia made and his was indian made. On comparing I found Daikin better in terms of cooling. As the ACs were slight undersized, we did not expect the AC to cool down the room to 16 or 18 degrees, but when we compared, my panasonic at best could get down the room temperature to 24-25 (after 5-6 hrs), whereas Daikin one got it to 21 (again after 6-7 hours). The temperatures were not going below that as the ACs were slight undersized. Now there can be some difference in setup as the two rooms were different. But my experience with Daikin was better. Now this is a personal experiment that I did to compare two ACs, two brands, to understand impact of undersizing (etc). We also noticed that during night, both the ACs were able to cool down the room to even 18 degrees. But the difference was observed during the day.

          Now Daikin is pioneer as far as inverter technology is concerned, and I do have some bias towards Daikin. But that does not mean other brands are not good. And that is why when I recommend ACs I try my best to remove most of the biases that I have (although I do try to remove some brands which in general do not have very high brand value). But the list that we recommend are primarily filtered based on high EER. So we try to give 10-15 models that have good EER (highest).

          The Panasonic inverter models have EER of around 3.4 to 3.5. They will be more efficient than BEE 5 star rated ACs. But as people tend to compare the EER with BEE 5 star rated ACs, we try to give list of those that have EER of 3.5 and above (at times even 3.4 and above which then includes panasonic as well).

          Panasonic is a good brand (and as I said I personally have one panasonic inverter AC), and if you like it, you may certainly go for it. It is just that the list that we recommended were those models that had EER of 3.5 and above.

      • Amit says:

        Thanks Abhishek for the guidance i have gone with Hitachi inverter ac

        Hitachi RAU019AVEA

        Today is the installation will update you with the performance.

        Rgds

  74. Rajendra Prasad S says:

    Hello sir,
    I live in Mysore, Karnataka where the average temp during summer will be 32. I want to buy a split AC for my room which is 10 X 12 mainly used during night in summer only. Can you please suggest a good model within 25 k

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Rajendra,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1 tons of cooling. So we recommend you to go for BEE 5 star 1 ton ACs that will fit in your budget.
      You can look at these BEE 5star 1 ton ACs

      Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Price
      ONIDA S125FLT-LA 3.76 24500
      ONIDA S125CUR 3.68 25500
      ONIDA S125TRC 3.68 25990
      LLOYD LS13A5SN 3.56 25533
      LLOYD LS13A5LN 3.54 25891
      ELECTROLUX SP35N 3.52 25575
      KENSTAR KSM35 3.51 21990
  75. RHEA says:

    Hi Abhisek,
    I am residing in Nandurbar, Maharashtra. The bugalow is east facing and the bedroom is also east facing. The bedroom is on 1st floor,, which is the top most floor. There is a patio opening on east side and north side of the room and a door on the west side. Room dimensions are 15X10ft. I want to purchase a 5 Star AC. Please guide me about the tonnage? Please also suggest the best brand and model best suitable for the room, my budget is around 35K.

    Thanks,
    Rhea

    .

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Rhea,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.7 tons of cooling (or if you go for inverter AC 1.5 ton inverter AC) during peak summer day time. So if you want to use the AC at night only a BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC would be sufficient for you. As only A BEE 5 star 1.5 ton AC is available in your budget.

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

      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  
      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  
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5TSNC 3.53 35340  
      VIDEOCON VSZ55 3.53 32433  
      VIDEOCON VSZ55.WV1-MDA 3.53 32433
  76. Avinay says:

    Hi Abhishek ,

    Thanks u for your suggestion & brought 42W700B Sony LED… Once I need your help again for split A/c.
    I am from Mumbai, living in top floor (3th Floor), The room size is around 156 sq ft.
    My Budget is around 30 – 35K. Please suggest me one good AC??

    Regards,

    Avinay

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Avinay,

      As per my calculations your room needs 1.3 tons of cooling in peak summers. So you can either go for 1.5 ton fixed speed AC or 1.1/1.2 ton inverter AC. How much is your usage of AC in hrs/day and month/year (please do not forget to mention the months)?

      • Avinay says:

        My usage will mostly nn summer and usage will be 4-5 hours in day and 7-8 hours during night. My flat have sunlight most of the time.
        Kindly suggest me best AC for my purpose.

        Thanks a ton…

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Avinay,
          Since your usage is high (above 1200hrs/yr) and tariff in Mumbai is also high we recommend you to go for 1.1 ton inverter AC.

          You can look at these 1.1ton inverter AC that will fit in your budget.

          Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
          Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 32346
          SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 31700

          Sharp is a very good value for money brand. They have great products so we definitely recommend you to go for it.

  77. Kalyan says:

    Hi Abhishek

    I live in Pune and I’m looking for two air conditioners for both my bed rooms. My master bedroom is 11×14 size and is located in south west corner (one wall faces direct sunlight but the window opening is small and the rest of it is covered by wardrobe). The second bedroom is 11×10 and it does not face any sunlight. My flat is in 4th floor in a 10 storied building. My usage will mostly be limited for summer and usage will be 3 hours in afternoon and 8 hours during night. Can you please suggest a best air conditioner for me. There is no constraint on the budget. Please suggest ACs for both my bedrooms.

    Thanks
    Kalyan

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1.2 tons of cooling for the master bedroom and 1 ton for the second bedroom. You usage is 11 hrs per day which means 330 hrs per month. Assuming 4 months usage it is 1320 hours. A BEE 5 star rated 1.2 ton AC would consume about 1 unit of electricity and 1 ton AC would consume about 0.8 units of electricity. An inverter AC would consume about 20-30% less. So 0.75 units for master bedroom and about 0.6 units for smaller bedroom. So master bedroom AC would save 0.25 units and smaller room one would save 0.2 units. For 11 hours the savings will be 2.75 units a day for master bedroom and 2.2 units for smaller bedroom. In a month saving would be 82 units for master bedroom and 66 units for smaller bedroom. In maharashtra the tariff is about Rs 9 a unit. So savings with inverter AC would be Rs 742 per month on master bedroom and Rs 594 per month on small bedroom. So I would strongly recommend you to go for inverter tech AC. You can look at these 1 ton inverter ACs that can work well for both the rooms (as 1 ton inverter AC can stretch to 1.2 ton):

      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
      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
  78. priyesh says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    I stay in Navi Mumbai and I want to buy split A/C for my room.Room dimensions are as follows: Length=12.7 feets ,breadth=10.25feets
    and height is 8.75 feet.So total square foot is around 130.17. I have glass window facing east of about 25 sq.ft dimensions facing east side.Also I have a huge wardrobe which covers around 10 sq ft of area.My flat is on top floor so all the sellers are recommending to go for 1.5 ton Ac. But online tonnage calculator by bluestar suggest to go for 1 ton,lg suggests 1.5 and daikin solution plaza suggests 1.5 ton.So which one is right?
    Other queries are as follows:
    1)You have mentioned that 1 ton invertor ac can go about 1.2 tonnage,is it true and is there any proof of concept for this ?
    2)What if I go with 1 ton or 1.5 ton 5 star Ac will that be fine as my room?
    3)I have heard that Invertor AC maintenance is quiet high as off normal split AC as parts are costly,is that true?
    4)My budget is around 35k and i prefer Daikin or lg brand,Any Idea about new model launch for 2015 year by these brands?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Priyesh,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1 tons of cooling. So you can go for a 1 ton inverter AC or a 1 ton normal AC.

      Here are my responses to your queries
      1)This is not what I am saying. This is mentioned by the manufacturers for the technical specifications of the inverter AC models. There cooling capacity (as mentioned on websites) vary from 0.2-1.2 ton.
      2) 1 ton AC would be fine for your room. 1.5 ton would be oversized and would consume more power.
      3) Yes the parts of inverter ACs are costly to replace but they don’t require constant maintenance. I am personally using inverter AC for last one year and I have seen people using it for 3 years without any repair.

      4) You can look at these 1 ton inverter ACs.

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK 3.52 35800
      Carrier Kurve Inverter (1.0T) 3.45 35500
      Daikin FTKE35GV1 3.35 32990

      Or you can also look at these BEE 5star 1 ton AC.

      Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Price
      DAIKIN FTF35PRV16+RF35PRV16 3.6 33307
      LG LSA3AP5M 3.6 31833
      LG LSA3ES5M 3.6 33833
      LG LSA3EW5M 3.6 33833
           
  79. Mahr says:

    Hi,

    We are a startup IT company from Kochin. We are planning to buy an AC. The room size is 260 squire feet. The height of the room is only 7.5 feet, since we have a sealing. There will be 8 persons working with 8 laptops/computers in the room. Our room is in the first floor and we have one more floor above our office. We have two glass windows in the room pointing to east and south directions. We have more than 9 hours working a day, upto 12 hours. We are thinking about an inverter AC. But we are confused about the tonnage.
    Which one we have to prefer? 1.5 or 2 ton?
    Which one we wanna choose, 5star or inverter?
    What about the panasonic 2 ton inverter AC?
    What about the copper and alloy Compressors?

    Please give an answer ASAP.
    Thanks and Regards,
    Mahr

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Mahr,

      According to our calculation your room ( considering all the other parameters) requires 2 tons of cooling. So we would recommend you to go for 1.8/2 ton inverter AC.

      Since your usage is high we strongly recommend you to go for a inverter AC rather than a BEE 5 star AC.

      You can look at these 1.8/2 ton inverter ACs

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Daikin FTKM60PRV16 3.6 1.8 64790
      LG BS-Q246C8R3 3.52 2 61588
      LG BS-Q246C8A2 3.52 2 59988
      Samsung AR24HV5NBWK 3.51 2 50500
      Daikin FTKP60PRV16 3.4 1.8 57690
      Daikin FTKV60NRV16 3.4 1.8 52990
      Panasonic CS-S24RKY 3.30 2 67990
  80. DELA DHAR says:

    Sir
    I again asking you to know that between LSA5NP5A(LG) and 185CYA(VOLTAS) which one is better for my one storied room 13*12 in size south facing. Do you refer other 5 star acs? I do not want to buy inverter ac. Please help.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Dela,
      LSA5NP5A(LG) has better EER (3.60) compared to 185CYA(VOLTAS) (EER 3.51). So we recommend you to go for LSA5NP5A(LG).
      If you want to look at more models
      You can look at these 1.5 ton BEE 5 star ACs.

      Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Price
      HITACHI RAU518EUDA 3.8 44450
      HITACHI RAU518HUD 3.8 42144
      HITACHI RAU518IUD 3.75 46999
      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) 3.70 44000
      HITACHI RAU518KUDB 3.64 42555
      HITACHI RAU518HUDD 3.64 38600
      ONIDA S185TRD-LA 3.64 31500
      ONIDA S185DFL 3.64 32990
      ONIDA S185FLT-N 3.64 36177
      WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Climate Control(1.5 ton) 3.64 44600
      ONIDA S185TRC 3.61 35111
      LG LSA5VP5D 3.6 41990
      LG LSA5MP5D 3.6 42490
  81. Parthiban says:

    Hello Bijlibachao !

    Mr.Abhishek thanks for your advice and the excellent content in this website which helped me get what I believe is the perfect model for me.I have booked Hitachi Kampa 1.5ton. I had been scouting for the past week and I came up with some interesting but hitherto unknown sinfo. I wanted to share it with all the readers as this info hasnt been mentioned elsewhere.

    Voltas 5 star models do not come with copper condensers. They mislead customers by saying connecting pipes are copper ( which may be the case ) but the condenser pipes are definitely not copper. If the price is too good to be true( in its class) then it aint probably copper.

    As per the Indian department of Consumer affairs, Only Daikin, Hitachi and O General have
    provided copper condenser coil.Here is the link: http://consumeraffairs.nic.in/consumer/writereaddata/SplitAC.pdf

  82. S Paul says:

    Hi,

    I am residing in Kolkata. I stay in fifth floor and have one more floor above me. The flat is north facing and the bedroom has one west facing wall with window that gets sunlight in the afternoon. Room dimension is 13X11X10 ft. I want to purchase a 5 Star AC. Please guide me about the tonnage? Also I want to know if Voltas 1.5ton EY (R) is a good choice or not.

    Thanks,
    Paul

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Paul,

      As per my calculations you need about 1.3-1.4 tons of cooling in the room during peak summer day time. So if you are planning to go for a fixed speed AC then 1.5 ton would be fine. You may also go for 1.1 or 1.2 ton inverter tech AC which can be quite energy saving for you. Voltas is a good brand and there is nothing negative that we have to say for Voltas 1.5ton EY (R) so you can certainly go for it. However there are many other brands/models that can be more electricity saving than this one. But the choice will depend on your usage of AC (in hrs/year) and budget.

      • sumanpaulography says:

        Thank you for the reply. My usage will be 2-3 hours during the day time and for the nights during sleep. Could you suggest some options?

        • S Paul says:

          Actually my usage will be less than 1000 hours per year…

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            In that case BEE 5 star rated ACs would be fine for you. You can go for Voltas 1.5 ton BEE 5 star rated AC. Or you can look at these (I am guessing that your budget is around 35K):

            Brand Model EER Ratio Tonnage Star Rating Approx Price
            ONIDA S185TRD-LA 3.64 1.5 5 31500
            ONIDA S185DFL 3.64 1.5 5 32990
            LG LSA5PW5M 3.6 1.5 5 33999
            ONIDA S185CUR 3.6 1.5 5 31500
            IFB IACS18BF5TP 3.58 1.5 5 31500
            VIDEOCON VSD55 3.56 1.5 5 33333
            VIDEOCON VSD55.RV1-MDA 3.56 1.5 5 33333
            GODREJ GSC 18 FG 5 WNG 3.55 1.5 5 32988
            GODREJ GSC 18 FT 5 WNG 3.55 1.5 5 34844
            LLOYD LS19A5SN 3.55 1.5 5 31433
            PANASONIC CS-KC18PKY-1/CU-KC18PKY-1 3.53 1.5 5 32800
            SAMSUNG AR18HC5USUQ 3.53 1.5 5 34405
            VIDEOCON VSZ55 3.53 1.5 5 32433
            VIDEOCON VSZ55.WV1-MDA 3.53 1.5 5 32433
            LLOYD LS19A5LN 3.52 1.5 5 32550
            ELECTROLUX SP55N 3.51 1.5 5 30497
            VOLTAS 1.5T 185 CY 3.51 1.5 5 32677
            VOLTAS 1.5T 185 CYa 3.51 1.5 5 32888
            VOLTAS 1.5T 185 EYS N 3.51 1.5 5 34988
            VOLTAS 1.5T 185 MY 3.51 1.5 5 35000

            More efficient BEE 5 star rated AC would cost about 40K.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          I think I just replied to your latest comment.

  83. Mouli says:

    Hi Abhishek ,

    Gr8 Job by you in giving suggestion to all !
    I am from Chennai, living in top floor(4th Floor)
    Room size is 120 Sqft.Usage will be 2 Hours in day and 3 Hours in Night
    My Budget is around 30K
    Plz suggest me a good AC

    Thanks,
    Mouli

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Mouli,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.3 tons of cooling. You should either go for a 1.1/1.2 ton inverter ACs or 1.5 ton normal AC. We typically recommend people to go for BEE 3 star split AC if usage is less than 1000 hrs per year and price of electricity less than Rs 5 a unit. If usage is between 1000-1500 hrs per year, then we suggest going for BEE 5 star split and beyond that Inverter Tech split AC. This is for 3 years payback for the extra money you pay to buy the appliance.

      Now without knowing the number of months for which the AC is used, we cannot say as to what kind of AC (inverter, BEE 5 star or BEE 3 star) would be good for you. Here are some models that can fit in your budget and are better on energy efficiency:

      Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Star Rating Price
      ONIDA S185FLT-LA 3.6 5 27281
      VIDEOCON VSC55 3.56 5 27299
      ELECTROLUX SP55N 3.51 5 30497
      KENSTAR KSM55 3.51 5 25990
      LG LSA5MP4M 3.4 4 31000
      LLOYD LS19A5L 3.31 5 29633
      ONIDA S183FLT-L 3.29 3 27500
      ONIDA S183SMH 3.29 3 27990
      ONIDA S183CHR 3.29 3 27990
      ONIDA S183DFL 3.29 3 30522
      ONIDA S183FLT-N 3.29 3 28830
      ONIDA S183FLT-LA 3.29 3 25990
      ONIDA S183TRD-LA 3.27 3 27990
      ONIDA S183TRDN 3.25 3 26990
      ONIDA S183TRD 3.25 3 27990
      ONIDA S183CUR 3.25 3 29688
      VOLTAS 1.5T 183 DY 3.21 3 28888
      VOLTAS 1.5T 183 MYi 3.21 3 29999
      LG LSA5AP3M 3.2 3 30333
      LG LSA5NP3F 3.2 3 30633
      LG LSA5EG3M 3.2 3 30833
      LLOYD LS19A3FX 3.19 3 28737
      VIDEOCON VSD53 3.18 3 28933
      VIDEOCON VSD53.WV1-MDA 3.18 3 26833
      LLOYD LS19A3PN 3.17 3 26562
      • Mouli says:

        Thanks Abhishek for you reply.
        My average consumption will be less than 1000 hrs/year and mostly in the night time only.
        you have given lot of options,could you plz narrow down this?
        I am looking for copper coil and the brand which has good service

        Thanks,
        Mouli

  84. Arun-chennai says:

    sir i have finalized to buy 5 star rated onida S125FLT-N Power, its rating according to their website as follows:
    Cooling Capacity(BTU/ Hr)12000
    Cooling Capacity (Watts)3516
    Power Inputs (Watts)975
    EER(W/W)3.61
    Air Circulation(Indoor) CFM470
    Moisture Removal(Lt/Hr)1.2
    Noise Level(db) 37
    Weight Indoor/ Outdoor (kgs)13/38
    Compressor Make/Type & Model No. Rotary
    Evaporator Type GOLD
    Evaporator Fin TypeGOLD
    Condensor Fin Type GOLD
    Marketing Points (Features)Powerful Cooling,High Savings

    BUT you have listed the said model in 3 star listing,

    how to decide, any special reason like said model old/outdated… pls
    else suggest an split ac for me
    place: chennai, ; room size : 8B*8L*11H: window on west 4*4, first floor, open terrace,
    what is apt size and model, budget for normal AC 25,000, in case of invertor 30,000/-

    • Arun-chennai says:

      kindly omit the query about listing of 3 star or 5 star, it is mistake …. i have verified it is 5 star only…

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Arun,
      According to our calculation your room requires 0.8 tons of cooling. So we recommend you to go for 0.75/0.8 ton inverter AC or 0.75/0.8 ton normal AC.

      You can look at these 0.75/0.8 ton inverter ACs.

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Sharp AH-XP10LV 3.82 0.8 27711
      Daikin FTKP25PRV16 3.46 0.75 30190
      Daikin FTKE25GV1 3.35 0.75 27490

      You can look at these 0.75/0.8 ton normal ACs.

      Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Nom. Marke. Cap. (Ton) Price
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK10VA 3.65 0.75 26603
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC SRK10CLV-6 3.55 0.8 31990
      BLUESTAR 5HW09SA 3.51 0.75 28233
  85. DELA DHAR says:

    Sir,
    I want to buy VOLTAS 185CYA for my 12*13 south open room at SONARPUR, SOUTH 24 PARGANAS, PIN 700150. Is it wise to buy that?
    I do not want to buy inverter ac.

  86. Anitha says:

    hi Mr. Abishesk, i am anitha, i am interested to buy air conditioner.
    please suggest me the best model for Room size 10X10 in view of electricity consumption and life of the product

    Please suggest the best brand, my budget is 35K.

    Also suggest split AC or Window AC

    • Abhishek Jain says:

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

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

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

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

      If you provide us with more details as in which city 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 recommend you something.

  87. sandesh says:

    Hi,

    I m staying at mumbai (wadala) and my bed room size is 10*10 and i m purchasing very first time AC so i don’t know anything about it.My usage will be 8-10 hrs daily.could u plz suggest model name with brand.my budget is 25k. and if i suppose to use daily 8-10 hrs then what electricity bill will get for 1 month approximately or how much will be unit consume?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Sandesh,
      According to our calculation your room requires 0.9 tons of cooling. So you can either go for a 0.75/0.8 ton inverter AC or 1 ton normal AC.
      A 0.75 ton inverter AC will consume 0.6 units/hr and tariff in Maharashtra is Rs10 so for 8-10 hrs daily usage it will cost about Rs 1440-1800 per month.
      A 1 ton normal will consume about 0.9-1units/hr so it would cost you about Rs 2400-3000 per month.
      We would suggest you to increase your budget from 25k to about 30k as you could make significant electricity saving if you use inverter AC.

      You can look at these 0.75/0.8 ton inverter ACs.

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
      Sharp AH-XP10LV 3.82 0.8 27711
      Daikin FTKP25PRV16 3.46 0.75 30190
      Daikin FTKE25GV1 3.35 0.75 27490

      You can also look at these BEE 5star 1 ton ACs.

      Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Price
      ONIDA S125FLT-LA 3.76 24500
      ONIDA S125CUR 3.68 25500
      ONIDA S125TRC 3.68 25990
      ONIDA S125DFL 3.61 27911
      ONIDA S125FLT-N 3.61 26970
      LG LSA3NP5F 3.6 29833
      LLOYD LS13A5SN 3.56 25533
      GODREJ GSC 12 FR 5 WNT 3.55 27999
      GODREJ GSC 12 FG 5 WNG 3.55 30555
      GODREJ GSC 12 FT 5 WNG 3.55 29877
      LLOYD LS13A5LN 3.54 25891
      ELECTROLUX SP35N 3.52 25575
      HITACHI LRAU512KTDB 3.52 29590
      VIDEOCON VSC35 3.52 26273
      BLUESTAR 5HW12SA 3.51 30433
      HAIER HSU-13CXAS5N 3.51 28388
      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
      VOLTAS 1.0T 125 EY(S) 3.51 29000
      VOLTAS 1.0T 125 MY 3.51 27999
  88. kumar says:

    HI, Thank for you info.

    How is the Voltas 1 ton 123cya model performance ? Pls advice

    Tks
    kumar

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Kumar,
      Voltas is a good brand but we don’t have a user feedback for Voltas 1 ton 123cya model. Otherwise its tech-specs looks good.

      • kumar says:

        Hi

        Thank you~

        Please advice best voltas 1ton 3star or 5 star model ?

        which one is best Voltas 123cya or onida 123flt-n or onida 125flt-n? for ground floor 90Sqft bed room.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Kumar,

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

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

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

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

          If you provide us with more details as in which city 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 recommend you something.

          • Kumar says:

            Hi, I’m from chennai city and th room size 12×9/ground floor there r 2 floor above it/there is no sun exposure/per day 4 to 6 hours/approx 1000 to 1200 hours per year/ budget below 30k. Pls advice (preferred copper condenser)

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Hi Kumar,
            According to our calculation your room requires 0.9 tons of cooling. So we recommend you to go for either a 1 ton normal AC or a 0.75 ton inverter AC. Since your usage is high we recommend you to go for an inverter ACs.
            You can look at these 0.75 ton inverter ACs.

            Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
            Daikin FTKE25GV1 3.35 27490
            Daikin FTKP25PRV16 3.46 30190
            Sharp AH-XP10LV 3.82 27711

            You can also look at these BEE 5star 1 ton ACs.

            Brand Name Model Number EER (W/W) Price
            ONIDA S125FLT-LA 3.76 24500
            ONIDA S125CUR 3.68 25500
            ONIDA S125TRC 3.68 25990
            ONIDA S125DFL 3.61 27911
            ONIDA S125FLT-N 3.61 26970
            LG LSA3NP5F 3.6 29833
            LLOYD LS13A5SN 3.56 25533
            GODREJ GSC 12 FR 5 WNT 3.55 27999
            GODREJ GSC 12 FG 5 WNG 3.55 30555
            GODREJ GSC 12 FT 5 WNG 3.55 29877
            LLOYD LS13A5LN 3.54 25891
            ELECTROLUX SP35N 3.52 25575
            HITACHI LRAU512KTDB 3.52 29590
            VIDEOCON VSC35 3.52 26273
            BLUESTAR 5HW12SA 3.51 30433
            HAIER HSU-13CXAS5N 3.51 28388
            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
            VOLTAS 1.0T 125 EY(S) 3.51 29000
            VOLTAS 1.0T 125 MY 3.51 27999
          • kumar says:

            Hi, I am living in Chennai on rented house on Ground floor(+ 2floor) and room dimension is 12× 9Feet, Can i go for Blue Star CNHW12CAF Inverter Split AC Or Bluestar 3HW12vc 3 star rating Or 5 star rating or any other best 1 ton inverter Ac under 35K. Pls advice.

  89. Rahul says:

    Hi Abhishek I am using samsung 5 star split ac (without inverter) there has been few problems recently. Just changed the pcb in sep 14 costing 3000. Again it is not working properly. And a gas leak and costed 2500 to refill. Today i asked about pcb they are again saying that i have to pay 3000. I m disappointed by samsung.( 5500 over 6 months ) What should i do ? Kindly sugest me Any other brand which is vfm and I can rely on. P S – I know that electronic product hai fault ho sakta hai but i have lost faith in samsung. many have suggested o general but it is expensive. I was thinking about Voltas. Need your suggestion. Requirement is of 1.5 ton only. Thanks in advance.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Rahul,

      Sorry to hear about your bad experience with samsung, but there are several factors that one need to consider while buying AC:

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

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

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

      If you provide us with more details as in which city 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 recommend you something. As far as voltas is concerned, it is a great Indian brand I would say.

  90. ANITA says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    We live in Faridabad and planning to buy a split a/c for our 18 X 14 feet room. Can you please suggest which brand and capacity should be opt for …

    Reagards,

    Anita

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,

      It is a top floor or a lower floor room? I want to understand if it gets direct sunlight on ceilings and walls or not. Also how much is you usage of the AC in hrs/day and months/year? And your expected budget can certainly help me filter the right models for you.

  91. Anju says:

    Hello Abhishek, I have a query regarding Voltas AC’s. My understanding was that all Voltas AC’S come with copper condenser pipes.
    However, looking at the prices of the Voltas 1.2 Ton 5 Star 155CY Split AC ( Rs24000) & the Voltas 125CY 1 Ton 5 Star Split AC (Rs.28000) there seems to be a huge difference in the price even though they are of the same series. How can the 1.2 ton be cheaper than the 1 ton.
    I have a doubt that the condenser coils are made of aluminum or some other thing than copper.( I know that fins are of aluminium and connecting tubes
    are of copper but i want to know about the condenser coils)
    Please advise on this. Nobody on the helpline or dealers are explaining this.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Anju,
      You are right the difference between Voltas 1.2 Ton 5 Star 155CY Split AC and Voltas 125CY 1 Ton 5 Star Split AC is minor. I don’t know why there is much price difference between them.
      According to the Voltas website both the models have copper condenser coils in them. And your understanding is right all Voltas ACs come with copper condenser pipes.

  92. Aman says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    First of all I would like to thank you for such a detailed blog on AC and replying almost every comment.

    With your suggestions i have finalized Hitachi RAU518HUD for my bedroom. However little confused over what should i get for my Drawing room.

    I live in delhi on 1st floor with another floor above me. My drawing room is west facing with a window of about 4×4 and about 2 hrs of direct sunlight in the evening. it is around 23×12 feet. I will be using this AC for about 5-6 hours a day.

    Shall i go for 2-3 star 2 ton AC or 5 star 1.5 ton AC. My budget is around 40k-45k.

    Thanks
    Aman

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Aman,
      According to our calculations your room requires 2.5 tons of cooling. But 2.5 ton AC won’t fit in your budget but a 2 ton AC would work relatively well for your room.
      You can look at these BEE 5 and 3 star ACs.

      Brand Name Model Number EER(W/W) Price
      VOLTAS 2.0T 245 DY 3.55 42988
      BLUE STAR 5HW24MA 3.52 44133
      CARRIER KURVE (2.0T) 3.39 43500
      SAMSUNG AR24HC3TFUR 3.23 41000
      HITACHI RAU323HUDD 3.21 44900
      VOLTAS 2.0T 243 CYa 3.2 38999
      BLUE STAR 3HW24FA 3.18 39133
  93. Deepak Kashyap says:

    Hi Abhishek.. I’m planning to get an Inverter a.c and I am told by a local dealer Sharp happens to be number one when it comes to buying an inverter A.C. Your article doesn’t have any ratings/reviews on Sharp a/c. Please let me what are your reviews on Sharp Inverter Air Condition’s ?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,

      Sharp is a great brand. Has some of the top efficient inverter ACs. It also has great quality products. Just that I heard that their service support is patchy at some places. Otherwise a great value for money brand.

  94. sujata says:

    sir, iam living in kalburgi (karnataka)
    temprature during summer 38 to 46,
    my room size 10X10X10, only roof gets direct sunlight, usage is only during summer season Mar to June espacially for night,my budget is around 35K,
    kindly suggest best durable, reliable,high EEF Split Ac

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Sujata,
      You should go for a 1 ton BEE 5 star rated split AC. You can look at these:

      Brand Name Type Model Number EER(W/W) Price
      GODREJ Split air conditioner GSC 12 FG 8 MOG 3.9  
      CARRIER Split air conditioner SUPERIA (1.0T) 3.78 36000
      GODREJ Split air conditioner GSC 12 FG 6 BNG 3.7 34444
      GODREJ Split air conditioner GSC 12 FG 6 WNG 3.7 34444
      SAMSUNG Split air conditioner AR12HC5TCNC 3.66 32400
      SAMSUNG Split air conditioner AR12HC5TDUR 3.66 33400
      SAMSUNG Split air conditioner AR12HC5ECLZ 3.66 33800
      SAMSUNG Split air Conditioner AR12HC5UCNB 3.66 31600
      WHIRLPOOL Split air conditioner 3D Cool Climate Control(1 T) 3.64 39200
      PANASONIC Split air conditioner CS-XC12QKY/CU-XC12QKY 3.63 40888
      DAIKIN Split air conditioner FTF35PRV16 3.6 33307
      LG Split air conditioner LSA3AP5M 3.6 31833
      LG Split air conditioner LSA3ES5M 3.6 33833
      LG Split air conditioner LSA3EW5M 3.6 33833
  95. bhavana rai says:

    Hi Abhishek, this is sapna sharma. I am planning to buy a split ac but am little confused. My bedroom size is 10×8 and is located in north west direction in which northern and western wall is exposed to direct sunlight. My flat is on 3 rd floor and the peak temperature during summer goes up to 48.please suggest me appropriate ac according to my requirement. Godrej, voltas,Videocon, Lloyd, blue star are some brands which are easily available here.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Sapna,
      According to our calculations your room requires 1 tons of cooling. So you should go for 1 ton AC.
      You can look at these 1 ton ACs.

      Brand Name Model Number EER(W/W)
      GODREJ GSC 12 FG 8 MOG 3.9
      GODREJ GSC 12 FG 6 BNG 3.7
      LLOYD LS13A5SN 3.56
      LLOYD LS13A5LN 3.54
      VIDEOCON VSD35 3.53
      VIDEOCON VSD35.RV1-MDA 3.53
      BLUE STAR 5HW12SA 3.51
      BLUE STAR 5HW12ZCW 3.51
      VOLTAS 1.0T 125 CY 3.51
      VOLTAS 1.0T 125 EY(R) 3.51
  96. Piyush Sharma says:

    Hi Abhishek…
    I live in Delhi.I need to buy a new ac and confused in purchasing between inverter or normal split ac.My usuage is about 5 to 7 hrs daily for about 6 to 7 months.Room size is 13*13*10.5…Which brand and model is best for me. Please reply…plz…

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Piyush,
      According to our calculation your room requires 2 tons of cooling. Since your usage is very high and the tariff in Delhi is also high we recommend you to go for an inverter AC. You can go for either a 1.8 ton or 2 ton inverter ACs.
      You can look at these ACs.

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price  
      Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GE24VA 3.61 2 NA  
      Daikin FTKM60PRV16 3.6 1.8 64790  
      LG BS-Q246C8R3 3.52 2 61588  
      LG BS-Q246C8A2 3.52 2 59988  
      Samsung AR24HV5NBWK 3.51 2 50500  
      Daikin FTKP60PRV16 3.4 1.8 57690  
      Daikin FTKV60NRV16 3.4 1.8 52990  
      Panasonic CS-S24RKY 3.30 2 67990

      Would you be using the AC for heating during winter? In that case we recommend you to for a hot and cool inverter AC. Please note that heating through AC is 3-4 times more energy efficient than a regular room heater,

  97. lakshman says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    Am from Chennai and planning to buy an AC (First time). I stay in the 1st floor (and no more floors above my floor) & my bedroom is about 100 sft. Likely usage of the AC would be about 7 hrs during the night & 2 hrs during the day. Kindy request you to suggest a suitable & energy efficient AC pls. Thanks. Lakshman

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Lakshman,

      You should go for a 1 ton BEE 5 star rated split AC. You can look at these:

      Brand Name Type Model Number EER(W/W) Price
      GODREJ Split air conditioner GSC 12 FG 8 MOG 3.9  
      CARRIER Split air conditioner SUPERIA (1.0T) 3.78 36000
      GODREJ Split air conditioner GSC 12 FG 6 BNG 3.7 34444
      GODREJ Split air conditioner GSC 12 FG 6 WNG 3.7 34444
      SAMSUNG Split air conditioner AR12HC5TCNC 3.66 32400
      SAMSUNG Split air conditioner AR12HC5TDUR 3.66 33400
      SAMSUNG Split air conditioner AR12HC5ECLZ 3.66 33800
      SAMSUNG Split air Conditioner AR12HC5UCNB 3.66 31600
      WHIRLPOOL Split air conditioner 3D Cool Climate Control(1 T) 3.64 39200
      PANASONIC Split air conditioner CS-XC12QKY/CU-XC12QKY 3.63 40888
      DAIKIN Split air conditioner FTF35PRV16 3.6 33307
      LG Split air conditioner LSA3AP5M 3.6 31833
      LG Split air conditioner LSA3ES5M 3.6 33833
      LG Split air conditioner LSA3EW5M 3.6 33833
  98. Parthi says:

    Greetings Mr.Abhishek,

    I have been hooked onto your website in a very short time. Very informative articles.

    I am planning to buy my very first split AC and I am on a budget.

    City – Chennai, Bedroom is on the first floor and ceiling is exposed to sunlight. West facing, 140-150 sq ft, 1 window west facing and the other north facing.
    Usage 1-2 persons, 6 hours of usage for around 6 months, only in night time around 1000 hours per year & AC setting would be around 24-28 deg cel.

    I noted in your article that humid cities would be better off with a smaller tonnage AC. So I am confused on whether to go for 1.2 ton or 1.5 ton.
    Also invertor AC is not an option as I am on a budget. Can you suggest a 5 star or 3star model for me which is the cheapest in its class and also has proven to be a durable product.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Parthi,
      As per our calculation your room requires 1.5 tonnage of cooling so you should go for 1.5 ton AC. Your usage is high so we recommend you to go for BEE 5star AC.
      Voltas1.5T 185 CY and Voltas1.5T 185 CYa would be good ACs for you and it would cost about 30-32k and Voltas is a good brand and it will be value for money.

  99. SACHIN MITTAL says:

    Hi Abhishek, I have gone through your advises and suggestions, find these very useful and with logic. I am residing on the top floor of the builder flat in Delhi with two walls exposed (North & south) and roof too in the bedroom having size 12* 11. Last Few Years I am using 1 Ton O general Window AC But its not Effective in may-June-July. Now I want to change it. Please advise me the best 1.5 Ton Window AC in terms of durability and economical viability & Electricity Bill is Less. my usage is 10 hours daily for about 8 months of the year. Please provide complete details as you always do. Thanks.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Sachin,
      According to our calculations your room requires 1.5 tonnage of cooling. Your usage is very high so we would recommend you to go with 1.5 ton split inverter AC as it is much more (about 40%) energy effecient than window AC.
      You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling)
      Hitachi RAU019CVEA 3.5
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA 3.5
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA 3.5
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.5
      Hitachi RAU019EUEA 3.5
      Hitachi RAU018IUEA 3.5
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.5
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.5
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT 3.5
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.5
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.5
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA 3.5
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.5
      Hitachi RAU018HUEA 3.5
  100. naren says:

    Hi Mr.Abhishek Jain,
    I really appreciate service to us. thank you.

    I would like to buy a Split AC.My requirements are:

    I am from Coastal area(cuddalore CHidambaram,Tamil NAdu). 120 Sq ft.
    Usage 6-8 hrs in night — and 2-4 hrs in day time @ 22 deg cel.
    Please advise me which Brand and type of AC should I buy.

    Thank you.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Naren,
      As per our calculation your room requires 1.2 tons of cooling. If you go for inverter AC we recommend you to go for 1 ton inverter AC. Since your usage is really high we strongly recommend you to go for inverter AC.
      You can look at these 1 ton inverter ACs.

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling)
      Hitachi RAU013EUEA 4
      Hitachi RAU013IUEA 4
      Hitachi RAU012HVEA 4
      Hitachi RAU012HUEA 3.8
      Samsung AR12HC5TDUR 3.66
      Daikin FTKM35PRV16 3.63
      Hitachi RAU012KVEA 3.63
      Haier HSU-12HQAB (R2DB) 3.54
      Samsung AR12HV5NBWK 3.52
      Samsung AR12HV5DAWK 3.52
      LG BS-Q126B8R8 3.47
      LG BS-Q126B8A4 3.47
      LG BSA12IMA 3.47
      LG BSA12IBE 3.47
      Daikin FTKP35PRV16 3.46
      Panasonic CS-S12RKY 3.43
      Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GE13VA 3.43
      Haier HSU-12CKCS(R2DB) 3.4
      • Naren says:

        Dear abhishek… May I know whynyou didn’t suggest Volta’s. When I scan through some of the online websites customers say that after sales support is very poor for Hitachi. What do you say about that?

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Naren,
          We gave you the list of ACs with the best EER (Cooling) and Voltas didn’t have a model with that good EER.
          We have also heard that post sales support of Hitachi is poor in some cities. But some people have specially asked for Hitachi ACs.
          That is why we have given you a list with 3-4 good brands so that you can choose the one which has the best sales support in your city.

  101. manu says:

    Hi Abhishek

    I am planning to buy Voltas 1.2 ton 5 star 155 CY Split Ac. Its available at 26k.Is it ok to buy Voltas as I heard there are too many problems Or should I go for LG?
    I dont want after installation hassles.
    Will Volats be ok?

  102. sandeep says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am looking for AC for my home. Room size 12*11*11 ft, City Ahmedabad, Gujarat. 4th floor in 5 floor building. Usage wud be 3-4 hours on weekdays and may be 6-7 hrs on weekends. 7 months practical use. Total use in year wud be between 800-900 hrs. I understand should go for 1.5 ton AC ( 3* or 5* ).

    Looked for some models accordingly and trying to finalize betwwen Hitachi Carrier and Bluestat, your expert comment please on mentioned models:

    Hitachi RAC518KUDB ( Logicool series please advice reliability of the same as getting this 1.5 ton 5* in 35K approx from shopclues )
    Hitachi RAU318EVD or Hitachi RAU 318 HUD

    Carrier Duraedge K+ ( 3* ), please advice any good option in carrier for 5* rating as well.

    Bluestar 3HW18VC or 3HW18HAF

    If you have any other 3* or 5* models in these 3 brands please advice, also advice if it is advicable to go from 3* to 5* in my usage case

    Appreciate your help on the subject.

    Regards,

    Sandeep

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,
      For your room 1.5 ton AC would be adequate. For a usage of 800-900hrs
      You can look at these BEE 3star 1.5 ton ACs

      Brand Name Model Number EER(W/W)
      BLUE STAR 3HW18HAF 3.24
      HITACHI RAU318HUDG 3.21
      HITACHI RAU318HUDD 3.2
      HITACHI RAU318HUDZ 3.2
      HITACHI RAU318KUDB 3.2
      BLUE STAR 3HW18JB 3.16
      BLUE STAR 3HW18JBG 3.16
      BLUE STAR 3HW18JBR 3.16
      BLUE STAR 3HW18FA 3.15
      BLUE STAR 3HW18VC 3.11
      HITACHI RAV318HUD 3.09
      HITACHI RAW318KUD 3.09
      CARRIER ESTRELLA PLUS (1.5T) 3.07

      You can look at these BEE 5 stars 1.5 ton ACs as well

      Brand Name Model Number EER(W/W)
      HITACHI RAU520IUD 4
      HITACHI RAU520HUD 4
      HITACHI RAU518EUDA 3.8
      CARRIER SUPERIA (1.5T) 3.7
      BLUE STAR 5HW18SAF 3.52
      BLUE STAR 5HW18ZAWF 3.52
      BLUE STAR 5HW18ZARF 3.52
      BLUE STAR 5HW18SA 3.51

      From energy saving perspective BEE 5star will be better than BEE 3star. But the choice depends on your budget. At BijliBachao we would always recommend you to go with a BEE 5star AC.

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  103. Abhishek says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    Abhishek here, I am planning to buy this Kenstar 1.5 ton 5 star AC http://www.amazon.in/Kenstar-KSM55-WN1-Split-Rating-White/dp/B00Q9X8HHA/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top . My usage would be 3-4 hours/day for 120 squarefeet room. What is your advice?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Abhishek,

      I am not very sure about durability and reliability of Kenstar brand so I cannot comment much on this. However I can tell you if 1.5 ton AC is good for you or not only after knowing the city where you live and also if your room gets direct sunlight on ceiling and walls (from outside) or not.

  104. Piyish Sharma says:

    Hii…my name is piyush…I live in Delhi.
    I need to buy a new ac and confused in purchasing between inverter or noemal split ac.
    My usuage is about 5 to 7 hrs daily for about 6 to 7 months.
    Room size is 13*13*10.5…
    Which brand and model is best for me. Please reply.

  105. Abhay says:

    Please advise 2.0 T of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK25CKS 6 5 star is better or Carrier Duraedge K+ 3 star is better. Both has been suggested by the Shopkeeper. Please advise Pros and Cons of both and if there is any other better brand option than this?. Looking for AC to work 3 – 4 hrs daily in summer only and in afternoon time. At night depends as this AC will be fitted in Living area so maybe 1 – 2 hrs running at night but in summer only.
    I am staying in Navi Mumbai – 6th floor Living room west facing. Top floor is 7th floor.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Abhay,

      Your usage of AC is not high so from a cost and savings perspective going for BEE 3 star rated AC is good enough. However a BEE 5 star rated AC would certainly save more electricity as compared to BEE 3 star rated AC. But you may not be able to recover the extra cost you may pay for buying a BEE 5 star rated AC (based on your usage). From a Bijli Bachao perspective, I would always recommend you to go for BEE 5 star rated AC :). However if capital cost is a concern, then going for BEE 3 star rated would be fine. Both Mitsubishi and Carrier are great brands. From a reliability and durability perspective I think both are good. Carrier however will have larger service network as compared to MHI. But being in Mumbai I think MHI will also have service. I think going for Carrier Duraedge would be good enough for you.

  106. Monty says:

    I have an old Voltas 1.5 ton window AC (no star rating). I want to buy a 1.5 ton split inverter AC as our usage is pretty high (10 hours in moderate and 16-18 hours in peak summers). Which companies are good and reliable for inverter split ACs? I have almost finalized Daikin in my mind as i have heard lot of good things about it. Here are my queries:

    1) Please suggest some good models for 1.5 ton inverter ACs (no Samsung please) with ranking if possible.
    2) How is (O)General inverter ACs. I have heard that General ACs provide the best cooling.
    3) Approx how much electricity (and money) will i save by upgrading over my existing AC?

    Also, you have not rated the top 10 inverter ACs, can we expect a list of the same soon? Thanks a lot for your help!

  107. Monty says:

    I have an old Voltas 1.5 ton window AC (no star rating). I want to buy a 1.5 ton split inverter AC as our usage is pretty high (10 hours in moderate and 16-18 hours in peak summers). Which companies are good and reliable for inverter split ACs? I have almost finalized Daikin in my mind as i have heard lot of good things about it. Here are my queries:

    1) Please suggest some good models for 1.5 ton inverter ACs (no Samsung please) with ranking if possible.
    2) Approx how much electricity (and money) will i save by upgrading over my existing AC?

    Also, you have not rated the top 10 inverter ACs, can we expect a list of the same soon? Thanks a lot for your help!

    • Monty says:

      Please see my other question about (O)General too, thanks!

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,
      So here are my responses
      1) You can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling)
      Hitachi RAU019CVEA 3.5
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA 3.5
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA 3.5
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.5
      Hitachi RAU019EUEA 3.5
      Hitachi RAU018IUEA 3.5
      LG BS-Q186C8R6 3.5
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.5
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT 3.5
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.5
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.5
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA 3.5
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.5
      Hitachi RAU018HUEA 3.5

      2) Your old AC would be consuming about 1.6 units/hr (or more if it is not maintained well). Above mentioned Inverter ACs would save 50-60%. So you would save about 0.8 units/hr. If you use it for 16hrs then it is about 13 units savings per day. At Rs5/unit you would save Rs70 per day.

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  108. nandita says:

    Are LG & Voltas ACs are durable as comparison with samsung?

  109. Abhay says:

    In 2 Ton A/C which is best, staying in navi mumbai. Room size of Living Room (Hall) abt 15’x16′ at 6th floor. Top Floor is 7th Floor. Room West facing. A/C will be used may be 3 – 4 hrs a day in summer only.
    Please suggest make and model to buy.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,
      2 ton ACs are right size for your room, You can look at these BEE 3star 2 ton ACs for your room.

      Brand name Model Number EER(W/W)
      CARRIER KURVE (2.0T) 3.39
      CARRIER ESTRELLA (2.0T) 3.38
      CARRIER NOVELLO PLUS (2.0T) 3.35
      CARRIER DURAEDGE PLUS K+ (2.0T) 3.31
      HITACHI RAU424ETD 3.29
      HITACHI RAU424HTD 3.29
      HITACHI RAU424HTDW 3.29
      HITACHI RAU324EUDA 3.29
      HITACHI RAU324HUD 3.29
      HITACHI RAU324IVD 3.29
      WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL DLX III(2 T) 3.24
      HITACHI RAU324HUDG 3.23
      SAMSUNG AR24HC3TFUR 3.23
      HITACHI RAU323HUDD 3.21
      HITACHI RAU323HUDDZ 3.21
      GENERAL ASGA24ACT 3.2

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      • anand says:

        hi abhishek ,
        i am frm pune lokking for good a/c .my room size is 110 sq ft. top floor.annual usage 600 hrs.(mostly night time).
        pls suggest

        anand

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi,
          Your room requires 1 ton of cooling so it would need either a regular 1 ton AC or 0.75 ton inverter AC.
          You can look at these 1 ton ACs

          Brand Name Model Number EER(W/W)
          GODREJ GSC 12 FG 8 MOG 3.9
          CARRIER SUPERIA (1.0T) 3.78
          GODREJ GSC 12 FG 6 BNG 3.7
          GODREJ GSC 12 FG 6 WNG 3.7
          SAMSUNG AR12HC5TCNC 3.66
          SAMSUNG AR12HC5TDUR 3.66
          SAMSUNG AR12HC5ECLZ 3.66
          SAMSUNG AR12HC5UCNB 3.66
          WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Climate Control(1 T) 3.64
          PANASONIC CS-XC12QKY/CU-XC12QKY 3.63
          DAIKIN FTF35PRV16+RF35PRV16 3.6
          LG LSA3AP5M 3.6
          LG LSA3ES5M 3.6
          LG LSA3EW5M 3.6

          You can look at this 0.75 ton inverter ACs

          Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling)
          Daikin FTKM25PRV16 3.85
          O General ASGA09JGCA 3.57
          Daikin FTKP25PRV16 3.46
          O General ASGG09JLCA 3.42
          Panasonic CS-YS9RKY 3.38
          Daikin FTKE25GV1 3.35

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  110. Surinder says:

    Hello Abhishek
    I want to buy a Split 1.5 ton AC for my bedroom. Room size is 11*12 and it is on the ground floor. there is a floor above on it. there is no direct sunlight.I live in Mohali (Punjab) in Punjab. Electricty cut and voltage is main problem.Average usage of 8-10 hrs per day for 5-6 months a year. Pls suggest me AC

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Surinder,

      As per my calculations you need 1.2 ton cooling for your room or 1 ton inverter AC. You can look at these ACs:

      1.2 ton BEE 5 star split AC:
      Hitachi RAU514IUD or RAU514HUDD or RAU514HUD or RAU514EUDA
      Voltas 1.2T 155 CY

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

      Inverter AC would be most electricity saving for you. However if you have power fluctuations in your area, you will have to go for a voltage stabilizer with surge protection for inverter AC. Even for regular AC you would need a voltage stabilizer.

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  111. Praveer Surana says:

    Looking for a AC for 10x13x10 room at Bhandup W (Mumbai) south-west facing room on 10th floor in a 30-storey tower. Usage of 8-10 hours a day through out the year. Am confused between Daikin FTF35 (32k + inst 5k), Panasonic sapphire 5 star (32k with installation), Hitachi kampa 5 star (32k + installation 2k) and Samsung 1 ton triangular inverter (35k + installation 5k). Want best of all worlds- price, durability, economical operation, looks and brand value. Have Hitachi ACE FMS 5 star 1.5 ton in another room – good but little noisy.
    Would be really grateful if you can guide me.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,
      You must go for 1 ton inverter AC, Your usage is very high and tarif in Mumbai is very high. Inverter ACs will save you 30% more than BEE 5 star ACs, In Mumbai we recommend people to go for inverter ACs if the usage is more than 900 hours/year. Among the models you have listed I would suggest to go for Samsung 1 ton triangular inverter AC. Based on your usage you will recover the extra cost in few months.

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      • Praveer Surana says:

        Thanks, Abhishek. Is Samsung inverter good value for money? They do not seem to offer copper condenser. Can I get a better brand within same or little more price? Regards

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi,
          You can get Sharp inverter AC for about the same price. However samsung is offering triple protection (Engine protector, anti corrosion fin protector, controller protector) which makes it highly durable.

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          • PS says:

            Thanks once again, Abhishek. I have gone ahead with Samsung Inverter as rightly suggested by you. Regarding installation, the rate charged by Samsung Service Centre (again, outsourced) (inst: 1500, copper pipe: 285 / ft., etc.) seems to be higher than the rate offered by retailers who claim to use Mandev copper pipes (inst: 1250, copper pipe: 225 / ft. for 22 guage), polycab cables, etc. Can I bargain with the authorized service person? If I get it done from the retailer, will the warranty remain valid? The difference could be partly due to service tax/VAT. Is it acceptable and worthwhile to procure pipe, cable, etc. myself and get it installed through the authorized service centre?

            One more query, sorry in advance for the trouble, for my 2.5 years old 1.5 ton Hitachi Ace FMS, is it worthwhile to go for AMC with parts? If yes, through Hitachi (around 4,500) or service provider identified by my society (around 3,000)?

            Regards

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Samsung website http://www.samsung.com/in/support/warranty/ clearly mentions that warranty will not be applicable if “Installation/ repair work is carried out by persons/agency other than authorised by the company”. So I do not think it will be right to get it installed by someone else.

            AMC with the manufacturer is always better as their technicians know their products (at least we can assume so) and you will get genuine parts. With any other service provider, you should be 100% sure that they would provide good service.

  112. vinoth says:

    hi sir i am new to buying a split ac ..i am frm chennai ..i dont know how to find the gud air conditioner my bed room is at ground floor its in the size of 10X10 feets i am frm chennai.. pls give me a solution of gud split ac for this size of room

  113. Ankur Agrawal says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    I live in a multi-story apt in Noida, in an intermediate floor. We have full length screen doors facing the sun all day, so things can get pretty hot.
    A couple of questions:
    – Daikin’s 2 models – FTKP and FTKM: the only difference seems to be EER. How to decide whether spending the extra 5k is worth it in power savings? Couldn’t really figure out from the net.
    – It seems that Sharp X18PET is a pretty good model. Does it also have blue fin aluminium? Couldn’t figure out from the net. From your other responses I understand that pretty much no one has 100% copper or 100% aluminium. So as long as the aluminium parts are coated with anti-corrosive layer, aluminium is actually better?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,
      Here are my responses:
      1) We can evaluate the two models for power saving if you can provide the usage of AC in hrs/day and months/year.
      2) Sharp website does not mention that there ACs have blue fin aluminium or not. You can go to a store and ask them to show the outdoor unit of the AC, If it has blue coloured fins it will appear blue from outside. Prefer buying an AC with blue fin condenser.

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      • Ankur Agrawal says:

        Abhishek,
        Thanks for your response. I was hoping to get the basic approach, and would have done the work myself :-)
        But if you’ll do it for me, that works too! Usage would be mostly at night, about 8 hours, and for about 5 months in an year.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi,
          FTKP 1.5 ton model would consume about 0.93 units/hr and FTKM would consume about 0.84 units/hr. Difference is just about 0.09 units. So for a usage of 8 hrs/day at 5 months total units saving would be about 108 units. If your tariff is Rs10 you would recover the 5k in 5 years.

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    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,
      Here are my responses:
      1) We can evaluate the two models for power saving if you can provide the usage of AC in hrs/day and months/year.
      2) Sharp website does not mention that there ACs have blue fin aluminium or not. You can go to a store and ask them to show the outdoor unit of the AC, If it has blue coloured fins it will appear blue from outside. Prefer buying an AC with blue fin condenser.

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  114. binu says:

    this is binu from kerala,kollam district.I need an Ac for my shop of area 230sqft which is in the top floor of a two story building with glass area (10 ft by 8 ft ) facing north side.I am planning for an inverter type AC because almost 12hrs per day will be working.So am thinking about 2 ton but some salesmen said me that 1.5ton inverter type is sufficient for my need.I am doubtful about this.I have also doudt about 2ton for 230 sqft.So please advice me to get a correct AC for my shop. thanks in advance

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,
      I think 2 ton inverter ACs would be good for you, 1.5 ton AC would be too small for your shop.
      You can look at these 2 ton inverter ACs:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling)
      Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GE24VA 3.61
      Hitachi RAU023EUEA 3.56
      Hitachi RAU024CVEA 3.55
      Hitachi RAU024IVEA 3.55
      Hitachi RAU024AVEA 3.55
      LG BS-Q246C8R3 3.52
      LG BS-Q246C8A2 3.52
      LG BSA24IMA 3.52
      Samsung AR24HV5NBWK 3.51
      Hitachi RAU023HVEA 3.5

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  115. amit says:

    hi,
    i would like to know which of inverter ac’s of 4 models of sharp is best in efficiency and what is the difference.
    how is sharp waranty and after sales..

  116. Deep patel says:

    Hello,

    I am leaving in baroda (gujarat), plan to buy a AC for room size (L x B x H) 16 x 12 x 10 ft , ground floor and there is no floor above it. can you suggest the which one would be best for aprox 1350 hours usage/ year. looking for best energy efficient model.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,

      Your room needs 1.8 tons of cooling. Or if you want to go for inverter tech then a 1.5 ton inverter AC would be fine. As per your usage you should go for at least BEE 5 star rated AC. You can look at these:

      BEE 5 star rated 1.8 ton models:
      HITACHI RAU520IUD
      HITACHI RAU520HUD
      HITACHI RAU520ITD
      DAIKIN FT60MV16
      DAIKIN FTF60PRV16

      Or you can look at these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:
      Samsung AR18HV5DAWK
      Hitachi RAU019CVEA
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA
      Hitachi RAU019EUEA
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16
      Hitachi RAU018IUEA
      LG BS-Q186C8R6
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT
      Sharp AH-X18PET
      SHARP AH-XP18MV
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA
      Samsung AR18HC5EXLZ
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK
      O General ASGA18JCC

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  117. Mitesh says:

    Hi,

    Need review on Kenstar Air conditioners recently launched on Amazon.in
    Kenstar KSM55.WN1 Split AC (1.5 Ton, 5 Star Rating, White)
    Kenstar KSM35.WN1 Split AC (1 Ton, 5 Star Rating, White)

    Need following details:
    Performance
    Energy consumption
    Heat related problems (if any)
    Do you recommend for this product?

  118. Nalin says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am from Indore (MP)
    I want to buy a ac. My room size is 10? x 12? at ground floor. Room is North-West facing. No direct sunlight. Outdoor unit can install in porch (North-East side).
    Please give your suggestions about Samsung AR12HC5TDURNNA (1 ton). Is this a right choice or suggest another.
    http://www.samsung.com/in/consumer/home-appliances/air-conditioner/split-air-conditioner/AR12HC5TDURNNA

    thx,
    Nalin

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      HI Nalin,

      1 ton is the right size for your room assuming the ceiling does not get direct sunlight. How much is your usage of AC? You have chosen a BEE 5 star rated AC which is good. But if your usage of AC is more than 1500 hrs/year then I would recommend you going for inverter tech AC. Samsung is a good brand by the way.

  119. Prasanthi Kothapalli says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I want to buy a Air Conditioner . we are from west godavari district , Andra pradesh. the Area is near to the sea so we have more humidity.
    our house is an independent house with 2 floors ( ground floor, 1st floor). We are in 1st floor with ceiling.
    our bed room one wall is facing west but we hardly get sunlight into the room. Just 1 window of the Bed room is exposed to sun light. We have more humidity rather than the sun light. our room size is 10 X 10 Sq feet.
    our usage 5 to 6 hours in a day.
    please help me with the best air conditioner which satisfies our need. I want to buy more efficient and durable AC with less power consumption.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Prasanthi,

      As per my calculations you need 1.2 tons of cooling for your room or if you want to go for inverter tech AC then 1 ton inverter tech AC would be fine. Here are some ACs that you can look at:

      1.2 ton BEE 5 star split AC:
      Hitachi RAU514IUD or RAU514HUDD or RAU514HUD or RAU514EUDA
      Voltas 1.2T 155 CY

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

      If your usage is only at night then even a 1 ton regular AC would work well. Here are some BEE 5 star rated 1 ton ACs that you can look at:

      Godrej GSC 12 FG 8 MOG or GSC 12 FG 6 BNG
      Samsung AR12HC5TCNC or AR12HC5TDUR
      Panasonic CS-XC12QKY
      Mitsubishi Electric MS-GL13VF
      Daikin FTF35PRV16

      1 ton inverter AC would be most energy saving as well as effective even during the day time. However if you have voltage fluctuations in your area, you should go for voltage stabilizer with surge protection feature for your AC.

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  120. joe says:

    Hi . I have brought mistibushi split AC 5 star rating .. it’s written 3.60 EER . I would like to know what will be the power consumption if I use it for an average period of 8 hrs per day

    Thanks

    Joe

  121. Arijit Bhowmick says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am planning to buy a 1.5 ton AC. I live in Kolkata where the temperatures can reach 42-45 in summer. My room size is approx 130 sq ft. The room is east-south facing and is on the first floor(top floor). My budget is Rs 30000 – Rs 35000 (max). I am expecting an average consumption of 3-4 hrs a day.

    Can you please suggest something.

    Thanks.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Bhowmick,

      You need 1.5 ton AC for your room during peak summer day time. You can look at these ACs:

      LG LSA5PW5M
      GODREJ GSC 18 FG 5 WNG
      GODREJ GSC 18 FT 5 WNG
      PANASONIC CS-KC18PKY-1/CU-KC18PKY-1
      SAMSUNG AR18HC5USUQ
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 CY
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 CYa
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 EYS N
      VOLTAS 1.5T 185 MY
      HITACHI RAU518KTDB

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      • Arijit Bhowmick says:

        Hi Abhishek,

        Thanks a lot for your advice. One last question. If you had to pick one amongst the ones you have mentioned, considering the EER and the budget, which one would you pick ?

        Thanks again.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hello Mr Bhowmick,

          You can pick anyone of them based on the feedback that you get in your city on the service of various brands over there. I would not be able to comment on that.

  122. Raj says:

    Hi Abhishek

    Based on your suggestions was looking up details on the inverter ac brands Hitachi, daikin etc which you had suggested based on EER and electricity consumption etc

    Well several consumer reports online seemed to suggest that the EER etc claimed by the respective companies did not really match up in their tests. Only Dailin ( among the top list you suggested) appeared to have passed the tests ….specifically Hitachi & O general did not….

    Are you recommendations only based on the stated EER etc given by the company concerned or have you also evaluated the other factors such as those mentioned above….

    Thanks

    Raj

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Raj,

      When I recommend models I look at these things:

      1) First thing is EER (stated): For the models that are there on BEEs list, I assume that they are valid as they have to go through BEE’s authorized test centers. However many models from almost all reputed brands have sometime or the other failed retest post BEE certification and BEE has stripped them of their star rating. But that does not mean that we cannot trust brands or BEE ratings. If we do not trust them we will not be able to buy any AC because almost all brands have had issues sometime or the other.

      2) Brand value: From our sources and surveys we try to find the most popular and reliable brands. After the EER filter I try to apply the brand filter. Now brand value is very subjective and some people may have had a bad experience with certain brand while some others may prefer that brand. And that is why it is called brand value. So I try to suggest models from 5-6 brands so that people can have choice and they can pick the brand they prefer. So if you do not like Hitachi do not pick it up. But if you love it, then it is great.

      3) Technology: We also try to look at the type of compressor, refrigerant, longevity, durability. For e.g. people have concerns regarding aluminium vs copper. Aluminium models are more energy efficient but if they are not coated with anti corrosion compounds, they tend to fail faster in some locations due to corrosion (not all locations). So if someone has specific requirements, we also try to look at that.

      But we do not have a real test data of each and every model. We rely on what the manufacturers have provided in their manual. We trust what manufacturers have provided because if they have built a brand in all these years most likely it is not on lies. One off cases happen with every manufacturer as we have seen with some models being stripped of their star ratings.

  123. Anto says:

    Dear Abhishek,

    First let me thank you for your service and patience.

    I live in Chennai and I am planning to buy 1.5T Daikin Inverter FTKD – R22 AC (Imported Model). Most of your reviews you had recommended FTKV series with R32 refrigerant. I am a bit confused now. My room size is approx. 140 sq.ft. Kindly advise.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Anto,

      FTKV series or for that matter FTKM series are more energy efficient than FTKD series. FTKD is not bad, but it would be equivalent or slightly better than BEE 5 star rated AC. FTKM and FTKV are much better than BEE 5 star rated ACs. However the choice has to depend on your usage of AC. If usage is high then it is better to go for more efficiency.

  124. Nalin says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I want to buy a ac. My room size is 10′ x 12′ at ground floor. Room is North-West facing. No direct sunlight. Outdoor unit can install in porch (North-East side).
    Please give your suggestions about Samsung AR12HC5TDURNNA (1 ton). Is this a right choice or suggest another.
    http://www.samsung.com/in/consumer/home-appliances/air-conditioner/split-air-conditioner/AR12HC5TDURNNA

    thx,
    Nalin

  125. Bhavesh Parmar says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    Need your guidence.
    I need to buy a AC for my parents bed-room ( they are living in Nadiad – Gujarat). In summer it’s real hot.
    actually the heat starts from March up to June middle.
    Size of bed-room is approx. 11*11 feet.
    the room have two sides open – south wall & west wall.(though west wall is covered with varanda/corridor.
    it’s a small bunglow. there is open terrace above this bed-room.
    Budget – within 30K Rs.

    Pls. let me know your suggestions

    Thanks/Bhavesh

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Bhavesh,

      As per my calculations you need about 1.4 tons of cooling for the room. So you will have to go for 1.5 ton AC. If you want something for less than 30K then I would recommend going for Voltas or LG BEE 5 star rated window ACs:

      Voltas 185LY
      Voltas 185MY
      LG LWA5CS5F1

  126. Vinay says:

    Hi Abhisekh.
    Would appreciate your guidance on selecting the right ac for my needs?
    I’m currently staying in Sec-bad. I’m looking for a budget AC(25K to 30K) for my bedroom(12 X 12 feet). Ceiling height 10 feet. Room on the ground floor & has another floor on it. The room has a west facing window which is 4 x 4. My usage in summer is 6 – 8 hrs and in winter probably 3 – 4 hrs. I have zeroed on the below few models. Let me know if I can go for any of these models. VOLTAS 1.2 ton 5 star 155 CY, KENSTAR 1 TON 5 STAR KSM35.WN1 , Lloyd LS 1 TON 5 STAR LS13A5LN, VOLTAS 1 TON 3 STAR 123CYa.
    Please suggest on all parameters like efficiency, power consumption, service, tonnage. I have heard a lot of good feedback for Voltas, also Kenstar & Lloyd also seem to be good on paper. Need your final comments on the choices made by me or any suggestions from your end.
    Thanks a lot
    Viny

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Vinay,

      You need 1.2 tons of cooling during peak summer day time. You should go for VOLTAS 1.2 ton 5 star 155 CY. That will be better for you.

  127. Manoranjan Kumar says:

    Hello Mr Abhishek

    I am staying in Duplex and my room size is 140 sqft. approximately and is located in the first floor (top floor). I stay in Bhubaneswar which is a coastal city and maximum temperature during summer reaches upto 45 degree and humidity ranges from 60-85 percent during the year.
    I want to purchase a split AC and my budget is within 37000/- (including Voltage Stabiliser). I enquired two to three shops and considering my budget I came to the conclusion that I should go with Voltas-1839Ya-Red model (33,000/-) having 1.5 ton, 3 star power consumption-1634 W and Cooling Capacity-1634 W with Cooper condense and copper pipe.
    However, I thought to take expert view, so kindly suggest me with two to three option (energy effiecient) of which Brand/model would be good for me and which Voltage stabiliser would be the better option. Further, running hour of AC will be 8 hours in summer season (4-5 hr in day & 3-4 in night) while in other season it will be 2-3 hrs.

    With Regards
    Manoranjan

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Manoranjan,

      You need a 1.5 ton AC for your room. So your calculation is right. However your usage of AC is high and so I would have recommended you to go for BEE 5 star rated AC (to save electricity). However it will be difficult to get a BEE 5 star rated AC in your budget. So the model you have chosen is a decent one in BEE 3 star rating. You can get more efficient models if you can increase your budget.

  128. Raj says:

    Hi Abhishek….thanks a lot for your suggestions.

    Yes I will go in for an inverter ac as you suggested. A few more follow on questions….

    – Regarding placement of the outside unit….how would the servicing person get to the unit if set up in a grill kind of unit on the first floor?

    – Can i assume that the ac models in the list you have given are in order of preference i.e the first choice could be the Hitachi model mentioned and next the Daikin etc

    – My room size is approx 180-200sq ft with limited direct sunlight – is a 1.5 ton ac the correct size given that i am now considering the inverter acs?

    – what is the difference between the Hitachi Ace and Hitachi KAmpam models ? also the kampan models have three options 200/300/400 what is the difference. Which would you recommend

    Appreciate your help in understanding the above issues

    Thanks a lot

    Raj

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Here is my response:

      1) Typically these grills are made strong enough for a person to stand on them. It becomes a kind of extension and is screwed hard on the wall. The window should have decent space for a person to go out and stand on this grill. If there is none then other option is that the person should be able to take stairs and climb up to this grill.

      2) The list is based on decreasing EER (or energy efficiency ratio). Hitachi has the models with highest EER followed by Daikin. You can go by your brand preference amongst these most efficient ACs.

      3) 1.5 ton inverter AC is right size for your room.

      4) Hitachi has come up with new inverter models Kashikoi 400i,300i and 200i. They have not put the technical specifications of these models on their website for anyone to compare. I have written to them asking for the same and I am waiting for their response. But without knowing the tech specs I would not recommend them. Hitachi Ace is last years model which is still available and till a month back was their most efficient inverter AC model.

    • raj says:

      Thanks a lot Abhishek for your guidance rgds Raj

  129. Hiren says:

    You still have missed Mitsubishi Acs….

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Hiren,

      We have not applied any subjectivity in the list above. It is purely based on data from Bureau of Energy efficiency on power consumption by various ACs.

  130. Raj says:

    Hi Abhishek…

    Would appreciate your guidance on selecting the right ac for my needs…

    I’m in Chennai, on the first floor…the building has 3 floors

    I have figured I need a 1.5 ton ac – my usage is 12 hours daily for about 9 months of the year

    Given that the usage and the long term life of the ac…I’m open to getting the best in the market

    2 Questions…

    a)Is it feasabile to get a split ac…in which case how does the outside unit get serviced…at the first floor level? or would it be better to place the outside unit on the terrace above the third floor?

    b) what would be your recommendation in terms of the 3 best acs in split and in window – as mentioned pricing is not a constratint…

    Look forward to hearing from you at the earliest….

    Thanks in advance

    Raj

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Your usage of AC is extremely high. You should go for an inverter technology air conditioner of 1.5 ton (if your need is 1.5 ton). You should put outdoor unit at the first floor level. On the terrace it can get a lot of direct sunlight that can reduce its efficiency. If there is no balcony to put the outdoor unit, you will have to get a iron frame fabricated so that it can be put on the window on which the outdoor unit will be put. The frame should be sturdy enough for a person to stand on it. You should go for split ACs and you can look at these:

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

  131. Peeyush says:

    Helo sir, Finally I have decide to buy sharp ac, found their reviews much better than Daikin but i am confused between these two models, kindly help to select
    1. Sharp 1.5 Ton InverterAH-XP18MV (Refrigerant- R-410)
    2. Sharp 1.5 Ton Inverter AH-X18PET (dont know, tell me if u know about its refrigerant)

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      HI Peeyush,

      All Sharp models have same refrigerant and similar EERs. Just the technologies for indoor air quality differ. One may have plasmacluster and other may not.

  132. NIKUNJ KORADIA says:

    Hello Friend ,
    I am living in upleta taluka ..dist rajkot (Gujrat)..my bedroom size16×14 ft .. I want energy saver ac.. Which company give give better service in my taluka ? Prize is not so important but want much lower electricity bill ..thanks.. I want purchase in few days..

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr KORADIA,

      Is your room on top floor or ground floor? I want to understand this because I want to know if you get direct sunlight on your ceiling or not. Also do you get any direct sunlight on west or south wall? You should purchase inverter technology air conditioner if you want to save electricity.

    • NIKUNJ KORADIA says:

      Thanks
      My room is on top and east , west and south walls are faces direct sun light…which company is best..? Today i visit samsung and Mitsubishi .. Samsung’s new model AR18JAV5HATQN is better or not or i should go to other ?

      • Abhishek Jain says:

        Your room is quite big and as per my calculations you need 2.4 tons of cooling for your room. If you go for inverter AC then you need 2.2 ton inverter AC. This is to cool your room during peak summer day time. Even at night you would need about 2 tons of cooling for the whole room. You can look at these 2.2 ton inverter ACs that can save quite a lot of electricity for you:

        Daikin has these 3 2.2 ton inverter ACs: FTKD71FVM & FTXS71FVMA & FTKM71PRV16

        I am not able to find details of Samsung AR18JAV5HATQN online. But a 1.5 ton AC would not be sufficient to cool the room completely. It will just provide local cooling (area close to the AC). Compressor of the AC will work most of the time as it will be undersized.

        • NIKUNJ KORADIA says:

          Yes .. I also not found this model on net.. And showroom has no catalog ..but model is available…
          Thanks i will follow your instructions…

  133. prasad says:

    Dear Abhishek,

    Thanks for your previous reply. My flat is on 25th floor at Thane, Mumbai. There are two more floors above. I have three bedrooms of following description:

    Room 1 150 sqft north east facing with morning sun for 1-2 hrs, 9 ft ceiling height in all rooms

    Room 2 130 sqft, south west facing with evening sun for a couple of hours.

    Room 3 110 sqft north facing, no direct sunlight.

    I have decided to buy inverter acs for all three rooms as usage will be adequate. Budget is no restriction but efficiency is. Kindly suggest tonnage and brands for inverter ACs for the three rooms.

    Thanks and regards,

    Prasad

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Prasad,

      I would recommend 1 ton inverter AC for Room 1 and Room 2. And 0.75 ton inverter AC for Room 3. You can look at these:

      0.75 ton inverter ACs:
      Mitsubishi MSY-GE10VA
      Daikin FTKM25PRV16
      Sharp AH-XP10LV
      OGeneral ASGA09JGCA
      Daikin FTKP25PRV16
      O General ASGG09JLCA
      Panasonic CS-YS9PKY
      Daikin FTKE35GV1

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

  134. Peeyush says:

    okay thanks, yeah there is one floor above but the peak temp goes to 46-48 degree Celsius in day time ( not sure about nights) do you think still inverter technology will work at this much temperature. I agree with your Hitachi model ( but it have R-22 type refrigerant that is slower) and Daikin in inverter ( not sure about their service), sorry to bother you but really don’t know what to do. i read you above comment you refer SHARP AC its reviews are also good but help me out pleaseeeee

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Peeyush,

      Night time temperatures are much lower and that is why I suggested these ACs. By the way R-22 is not slow at all. If you are not convinced about Daikin service then you can certainly go with Sharp. They also have good models. Please note 1 ton inverter AC would not be sufficient for your room if you use it during the day. It will just provide limited cooling during the day. Also if you use it during the day time, you will have to keep it’s fan speed at full.

  135. Venkat says:

    I would like to buy an AC for my master bed room. i stay in an apartment in hyderabad which is an east facing flat and on top of it there are four more floors and my room has a window of 4*4 size which attracts sun light during evening time. my usage can be ranges from 4-10 hrs in a day in the summer period. pls suggest on all parameters like efficiency, power consumption, tonnage and affordability

  136. Avinash says:

    Hello Abhishek,

    Thanks for advice and guidance provided by you on purchasing variety of products. Every time prior to making purchase I read information here and after that makes move. I need your advice on purchasing air conditioner for my bedroom. I live in Akola district where temperature ranges from 38-46 in summer and I do need air conditioner mostly for summer time, around 8 hrs/day and mostly 3-4 months/year. I live in a bungalow. My bedroom is on top floor facing two windows of dimension 5*4 feet both on south and east side with sunlight directly coming from east window. Dimension of room is 10*14 feet. Height of ceiling is 10 feet. I am looking for LG/SAMSUNG/SHARP/HITACHI/VOLTAS/PANASONIC brands with preferably inverter technology or 5 star rating. My budget is at max Rs.45,000/- and looking for sturdy and reliable product. Thanks in advance and waiting for your reply.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Avinash,

      You should go for 1.5 ton inverter AC for your room. You can look at these inverter ACs:

      Sharp AH-XP18PHT
      Sharp AH-X18PET
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK
      Daikin FTKV50NRV16
      Panasonic CS-YS18PKY
      Llyod LS18DCN
      Carrier Kurve Inverter 1.5 ton

      These inverter ACs may not be the most efficient but will fit in your budget. However they will certainly be more efficient than BEE 5 star rated ACs.

      • Avinash says:

        Thanks Abhishek for your advice !
        What about Sharp AH-XP18MV ? Is it good ?

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          All Sharp 1.5 ton inverter models have same energy efficiency. So you can go for this as well if it is available in market. However this model is not listed on Sharp webste.

          • Avinash says:

            Thank you for saving my day !
            I want to know if I go with Sharp AH-XP18PHT/Sharp AH-X18PET, What would be cost of installation of product ? Distance between Air conditioner indoor and outdoor unit will be at-max 3-4 feet, as there is only wall between air conditioner indoor and outdoor unit. Is there any price chart or any kind of company provided standard receipt which I will get to safeguard myself from unwanted and petty charges ?

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Depends on how the space is on the outside to install it. Piping should be about Rs 250-300 per ft (some brands give about 10-15 ft with the model but some don’t). Typical installation charges are about Rs 1000 or so. However if it is not convenient for doing maintenance where you install the outdoor unit, then you will have to install a grill that can handle human weight and that would cost you about Rs 3000 or so more. This typically happens in a high rise building where there is no balcony and the outdoor unit has to be put outside a window.

  137. Peeyush says:

    Hello sir, i m from punjab, i am very much confused which ac to purchase for 131 ft sq room at ground floor. I planed to buy daikin 1.5 Ton Inverter FTKP50PRV16 then someome told me not to buy inveter ac they are having so much complaints. Now i m confused btw daikin 1.5 inverter or daikin 1.5 ton 5star ac. Please help.
    Also tell me how much differene btw their electricity bills.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      HI Peeyush,

      Can you send us the information about nature of complaints regarding inverter AC? We can try and see what all are myths and what are genuine problems and what can be tackled and what cannot. In general people spread a lot of myths about energy efficient products.

      As far as BEE 5 star rated and Inverter are concerned. Inverter AC would save at least 20-30% over BEE 5 star rated AC. So a 1.5 ton BEE 5 star rated AC would consume approx 1.3 units in an hour then the inverter AC would consume about 1 unit in an hour. If you use the AC for 8 hours in a day, then you save 2.4 units of electricity. If price of electricity per unit in your area is Rs 5 then you save Rs 12 in a day or Rs 360 in a month. If you use it for 5 months in a year you save Rs 1800 in a year. All these numbers will change depending on your usage and tariff.

      • Peeyush says:

        Thanku alost for replying.

        Sir read here
        http://m.mouthshut.com/product-reviews/Daikin-Inverter-AC-reviews-925660518

        Also some dealer told me PCB of inverter ac have more chances to get burnt/damage. Here in pinjab there is lot of flucuations in voltage rest complaints you can read on given link.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Peeyush,

          It is very difficult to find a Brand/Model with lot of positive ratings/feedback on mouthshut.

          As far as PCB getting burnt is concerned, we always recommend people to go for a voltage stabilizer with surge protection along with inverter AC to protect the burning. PCB can only get burnt if there is sudden surge of current that it cannot handle. A good surge protector can prevent it from burning.

        • Peeyush says:

          Okay sir thank you again.
          My room is 135 sq ft and i have to use ac mainluly at nights for 4-5 months in a year. According to you which is is best suitable for me. Actually i used your calculators and for inverter it shows you require .93 for normal it shows 1.2ton and with 1.2 ton how much bill would cost. Or recemmond yourself some good ac. Thanks.

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            HI Peeyush,

            When you say ground floor I assume there are more floors above it. In that case a 135 sq ft room would need about 1.2 tons of cooling or 1 ton inverter AC. Assuming AC will be used for 8 hours at night I would suggest that you go for BEE 5 star rated AC at least. You can look at these ACs:

            Hitachi RAU514IUD or RAU514HUD or RAU514EUDA
            Whirlpool 3D Cool Series Platinum or 3D COOL PLT V (1.2 T)
            Mitsubishi Electric SRK13CLV-6
            Voltas 1.2T 155 CY
            Haier HSU-15CKAG5N or HSU-15CKBS5N or HSU-15CKAG5N

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

  138. Prasad says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thanks for your blog. Would like an advice on ACs. I stay in Thane flat on 25th floor with two floors above me. Morning sun for a couple of hours in my living/dining room of combined area about 300sqft. Ceiling height 9 ft. What tonnage you suggest for a 5 star ac or an inverter ac?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 2.2 tons of cooling or you can go for 2 ton if you go for inverter AC. How much is your usage of AC in hrs/day and months/year? The choice of star rating or inverter depends on your usage.

  139. Praveen says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am Praveen and I am living in Kothagudem. I am looking for a split AC to be used in one of my bedrooms with a north facing wall. It is on ground floor with no floors above and with dimensions 12×12 Feet. I expect an usage of around 4 hrs daily in summer. Last summer temperatures were around 50 °C with the highest being 53 °C. So, it is pretty hot down here.

    could you please suggest the specification that fits the best for this requirement.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Praveen,

      As per my calculations you would need about 1.7 tons of cooling for your room during peak summer day time. How much is your usage of AC in hrs/day and months/year. Also will the AC be used during day time or will it be only for night time? How much is your budget like?

      • Praveen says:

        Hi Abhishek,
        Thank you for quick reply. My expected usage is around 4 hrs per day and will be used for 4 months. It will be used during day time. I am looking for an AC around 40-50k.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          You can look at these:

          Daikin FTC60PRV16 or FT60MV16 or FTF60PRV16
          LG LSA6NP3A
          LG LSA6NP3A1

          These are 1.7/1.8 ton BEE 3 & 4 star rated ACs. Others are mostly BEE 5 star rated and are expensive.

  140. ashwani sharma says:

    hi ,
    i am planning split ac for my first floor drawing room(12x14x10)size room hav 5 doors,what will be size of ac as i thing 2 ton split since room hav no window,ac running will be av 3 hr /day,suggest what star rating reqd,

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Sharma,

      Which city is this for? Are there any more floors on top of this room? Does any of the wall get west/south facing sun during the day? How many months in a year would it be used?

  141. Syed Sharfudeen says:

    Hi Abishek,

    I own O General ASG12ASLCW in my bed room for about 2.5 years, till date i haven’t service this and am very much happy with the AC. No regrets and complaints.

    Now i am planning to buy an AC for my parent room (10*10), can i go for the same O General AC model (the only con is there is no LCD display in split) or would you like to suggest me even the latest, cheap and best one ? The AC usage would be max 3-4 hours in 24 hours that too in summer. your valuable suggestion would be much appreciable.

    • Syed Sharfudeen says:

      Hi Abishek,

      we stay in 1st floor, yes it is 4 story building. I prefer 3 star rating. No direct sunlight to the room. I stay in North Chennai. Maixmum usage would be 3-4 hours for whole day. Pls suggest.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Your consumption of AC is not very high. BEE 3 star rated AC would be fine for it. You need 1 ton AC for the room. You can go for O General ASGA12BMTA

  142. Praveen says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I’m staying in Hyderabad in an independent house on 1st floor above that we have one another floor, thinking to buy two split Ac’s for room dimensions of 10*12*10 and the other one is 12*16*10.

    Please suggest me the brand and star rating which i need to opt for ( i do have Voltas and Blue star in my mind but Blue star seems to be much costlier than Voltas).I have enquired from the dealers of both Voltas and Blue star for 3 star 1.5 ton the price is 32K( including installation and stabilizer) and where as Blue star is 36K. please also suggest me monthly power consumption for both 3 star and 5 star Ac’s and also suggest me any other brands that i need to look for.

    Is it compulsory that i need to go with 1.5 ton A.c in Hyderabad, in summer the Temperature varies from 38-45 at the max.?

    Regards,
    Praveen.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Praveen,

      For the 10x12x10 room you need 1 ton AC and for 12x16x10 you need 1.5 ton AC. The choice of BEE 3 and 5 star will depend on your usage of AC. If your usage is high and you go for BEE 3 star then you will end up paying a lot of electricity bill. And if your usage is low and you go for BEE 5 star rated AC then you pay extra upfront and the time taken by your AC to recover that extra payment (in form of savings) will be long.

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

      How much is your usage of AC in hrs/day and months/year?

      • Praveen says:

        Hi Abhishek,

        Thanks for the reply, as this is my first AC which i’m buying not sure on the usage, But would think some where around 8 hours/day. Also please suggest me which brand to buy for 1 Ton (3 star, 5 Star) and 1.5 Ton ( 3star, and 5 Star), and if Inverters AC’s then which one to go for.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          For smaller room you can go for 0.75 ton inverter AC. But for bigger room you will have to go for 1.5 ton inverter AC in case you go for inverter AC. Please note that in Hyderabad tariffs are high, so I would scale down 1000 hrs and 1500 hrs in the statement I mentioned earlier to 700 and 1200 hrs. Here are some models for your reference:

          BEE 5 star 1 ton AC:
          Godrej GSC 12 FG 8 MOG or GSC 12 FG 6 BNG
          Samsung AR12HC5TCNC or AR12HC5TDUR
          Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control(1 T)
          Panasonic CS-XC12QKY
          Mitsubishi Electric MS-GL13VF
          Daikin FTF35PRV16

          BEE 3 star 1 ton AC:
          Hitachi RAU412HTD or RAU412KTDP or RAU312HUD
          LG LSA3AU3F
          Samsung AR12HC3ESLW or AR12HC3TFUR or AR12HC3USUQ
          Daikin FTC35PRV16

          BEE 5 star 1.5 ton ACs:
          Hitachi RAU514EUDA or RAU514HUD
          Whirlpool 3D Cool Series Platinum
          Godrej GSC 18 FG 6 BNG or GSC 18 FG 6 WNG
          LG LSA5AP5M or LSA5ES5M or LSA5MP5M or LSA5NP5F
          Daikin FTF50PRV16

          BEE 3 star 1.5 ton ACs:
          Hitachi RAU318HUD or RAU318HVD or RAU318EVD
          Mitsubishi MS-H18VA
          Daikin FTC50PRV16
          Bluestar 3HW18HAF

          If you are looking for inverter ACs:

          0.75 ton inverter ACs:
          Mitsubishi MSY-GE10VA
          Daikin FTKM25PRV16
          Sharp AH-XP10LV
          OGeneral ASGA09JGCA
          Daikin FTKP25PRV16
          O General ASGG09JLCA
          Panasonic CS-YS9PKY
          Daikin FTKE35GV1

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

  143. Dhaval says:

    Hello Abhishek
    I’m looking for good Durable & Efficient 1.5T Inverter AC for my office.
    Length 18 Breath 9 Height 9
    No Direct sunlight, window in north, Couple of floors above my office.
    1000 hrs plus usage
    Situated in Rajkot, so summer will be quiet hot
    Efficiency & product reliability is main concern for me.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Dhaval,

      You can look at these ACs:
      Hitachi Ace or Kampa inverter 1.5 ton
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16
      Samsung AR18HV5DAWK
      LG BS-Q186C8R6
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV
      Samsung AR18HV5NFWK

  144. nishita says:

    Hello
    I have to buy 3 split air conditoners for the summer. This includes two 1 ton and one 1.5 ton ac . I do not very expensive or lot of features. I found kenstar ac’s to be very comfortable for my budget . But they do not supply in my city. I have been looking at kelvinator, intec etc.
    Can you give a suggestion on what I could do?
    Thank you.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Nishita,

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

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

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

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

      If you provide us with more details as in which city 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 recommend you something.

  145. deepanshu says:

    Dear Abhishek,

    I am living in Gurgaon on rented on 2nd floor and room dimension is 10×10 Feet and there is no provision for window AC so required split AC.

    Please suggest me for better suggestion and i just wanted to know one more thing which one is better between window and Spilit for cooling purpose.

    And what is difference between 3 star and 5 star.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You need 1 ton regular AC or 0.75 ton inverter AC for your room. As for star ratings, with every increase in star rating, energy efficiency improves by 7-8%. So BEE 5 star rated AC would be about 15-16% more efficient than BEE 3 star rated AC. Inverter AC is about 20% more efficient than BEE 5 star rated AC of same Energy Efficiency Ratio (or EER). So a good inverter AC would be about 40-50% more energy efficient than BEE 3 star rated AC.

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

      I would recommend you to look for 0.75 ton inverter AC because they are not very expensive (you can get one in about 30K) and they can save you a lot of electricity. You can look at these:

      Mitsubishi MSY-GE10VA
      Daikin FTKM25PRV16
      Sharp AH-XP10LV
      OGeneral ASGA09JGCA
      Daikin FTKP25PRV16
      O General ASGG09JLCA
      Panasonic CS-YS9PKY
      Daikin FTKE35GV1

      The list above is based on decreasing energy efficiency. The last two would cost about Rs 30K.

      • deepanshu says:

        Thanks abhishek

        Pls advice me if i would preferred 1.5 ton
        Which model is best in 5 star rettings

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Deepanshu,

          I would recommend you to not go for 1.5 ton AC. It will consume lot more electricity than what it should do for the room of your size. Instead if you are not keen on inverter AC then I would suggest you to go for 1 ton BEE 5 star rated AC. You can look at these ACs:

          Godrej GSC 12 FG 8 MOG or GSC 12 FG 6 BNG or GSC 12 FG 6 WNG
          Carrier SUPERIA (1.0T)
          Samsung AR12HC5TCNC or AR12HC5TDUR or AR12HC5ECLZ
          Whirlpool 3D Cool Climate Control(1 T)
          Panasonic CS-XC12QKY/CU-XC12QKY

  146. Vivek says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am Vivek, living in Bangalore, at top floor. There are windows facing north side of home. I get direct sunlight from windows and from roof (heat radiations) which heats the room. Recently i have ordered Bluestar 2 ton AC (5HW24MA1) to cool 266 sq.ft. area.
    My daily usage would be mostly during day for roughly 5-6 hours. I could not get any review or feedback on this model.
    If you could please suggest or provide a feedback on this model.

    Regards
    Vivek

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Vivek,

      As per my calculations your room may need 2.5 tons of cooling during day time. However 2 ton AC should be able to cool great part of the room. It is a BEE 5 star rated AC so I think it is a good choice. It has blue fin hydrophillic evaporator and louvered fin condenser. Just check with the dealer if the “condenser” has anti corrosion coating or not. If it is not there then ask them to do it or get it done. Otherwise the AC should be fine.

  147. Ankit says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    First I would really appreciate your efforts for helping out your readers with your expertise personally on every post.

    I am staying in Hyderabad in an apartment on 3rd floor (it’s a 5 floor building) and want to purchase a split ac for my bedroom size (17 X 12) with a west facing wall. There are 2 windows (5 X 4 and 3 X 4.5) in the room.

    My daily usage would be mostly during nights for roughly 5-6 hours.

    Would a 1.5 ton 3* AC fits my room?

    If not could you please suggest the specification that best fits along with few models that I can go for.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Ankit,

      As per my calculations your room needs 1.7 tons of cooling in peak summer day time. At night 1.5 ton would also be sufficient. If your usage is only at night then 1.5 ton would be fine. The choice of star rating will depend on your yearly usage. How many months will you use the AC?

      • Ankit says:

        Hi Abhishek,

        Thanks for your response.

        My usage will be in summers for roughly 4-5 months and mostly during night.

        I couldn’t find any 1.7 ton ac in the market.

        Could you please suggest me few 1.5 and 1.7 tons ac based on my usage.

        Also do you recommend me going for 2.0 ton ac. If yes, can you suggest some models.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Ankit,

          You should not go for 2 ton AC. Oversizing AC is not good for cooling as well as electricity consumption. As your usage is only at night I think a BEE 3 star 1.5 ton AC would be fine as your usage of AC is less. You can look at these:

          Hitachi RAU318HUD or RAU318EVD or RAU318HVD
          Mitsubishi MS-HL18VF
          Daikin FTC50PRV16 or FTC60PRV16
          Bluestar 3HW18HAF

          • Ankit says:

            Thanks for suggesting these options Abhishek.

            You suggested Bluestar 3HW18HAF. There are 2 other Bluestar options which has copper condenser: 3HW18VC and 3HW18FB1. Would you suggest 3HW18HAF over these 2 models.

            Also from durability point would you suggest Daikin or Bluestar.

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Hi Ankit,

            BEE 3 star rating is a range of Energy Efficiency. 3HW18HAF has EER of 3.24. 3HW18VC has 3.11 and 3HW18FB has 3.16. The difference is not much. You can go for 3HW18FB if you like it. Both Daikin and Bluestar are quite durable and reliable.

  148. Yogesh says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am looking for Split AC to be used in Pune. The apartment is on 5th floor (total 7 floor building). The room has two windows of size (6*5 feet) each. The roo size is 10*11.25 Ft. The room height is 9 to 10 Ft. I am looking for energy efficient model, less noisy operation, less maintenance product. It should also have a automatic temperature control feature (not a muct though). Kindly suggest the tonnage value, the start rating Invertor or Non-Invertor. Also suggest the brand I should consider.
    Thanks for your time.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Yogesh,

      As per my calculations your room needs 0.9 tons of cooling or 0.75 tons if you go for inverter AC. How much is your usage of AC in hrs/day and months/year? Also how much is your budget for this AC?

      • Yogesh says:

        Thank you Abhishek. My usage will be 2/3 hours during a day and 4/5 hours during night and 2-3 months in a year. My budget is up to 30-35K. Looking for a long term invetsment in AC. Will be happeir if the elecriticty consumption is economical.

  149. Venumathan says:

    Dear Abhishek,
    I live in chennai .my house at 1st floor above which no rooms and also sunlight falls on the walls .I am planning to buy a split AC for my bedroom of Size – Around 100 sq ft .Please suggest on the tonnage and star rating recommended .Please suggest on the brand to buy .

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello,

      You need about 1.2 tons of cooling for your room or 1 ton inverter AC. How much is your usage of AC in hrs/day and months/year?

  150. Lokesh says:

    Hi Abhishek, Firstly would like to congratulate you on this commendable job, this site is so informative! And you are a bank of information :)

    I m from pune. I have been looking at buying an A/C and have been told by vijay sales to go for a split a/c 2 ton as I have a living room 18 x 20. Would appreciate if you could help me with deciding which A/C i should opt for. Have have the following queries:
    1) Would window ac be an option as I already have a grilled structure in my window for the same. The window is full lenght from point to point about the size of the living room and with glassed doors and has a shade and the opening to the kitchen is from the Hall itself. The window is south facing.
    2) Is window ac so less efficient as compared to split ac
    3) If no then I have been looking at split model LG LSA6NP3A. I have googled but only can find LSA6NP3F. Is there any difference between the two? And is it a good one to go for.
    4) Any other one you could suggest within the same range.

    Would appreciate your kind suggestions. Thks Lokesh

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Lokesh,

      As per my calculations, an 18×20 room in Pune would need 2.8 tons of cooling if the room is on lower floor (ceiling not exposed to sun) and does not have any wall exposed to direct sun. It would need 3.3 tons of cooling if the room is top floor and walls exposed to sun (mostly west wall). If you go for smaller (2 Ton) AC, then it would not cool the whole room in peak summer day time. But it will surely cool the area that is close to the AC. Only the parts of the room far away from the indoor unit will not feel cool enough. Also being undersized the compressor may have to work more.

      I would not suggest going for window AC because: 1) Window ACs have lower efficiency levels (one level lower). A BEE 5 star rated window AC is equivalent to BEE 4 star rated split AC. 2) There are no BEE 5 star rated 2 ton window ACs as manufacturers have stopped improving window ACs. The only BEE 5 star window ACs are available in 1.5 ton and they are equivalent to BEE 4 star split ACs.

      Now the choice of star rating will depend on your usage of AC. If the usage is high then it will be better to go for higher star ratings. Else lower star ratings would also do. How much is your usage of AC in hrs/day and month/year?

      • Lokesh says:

        Thks a lot Abhishek. My AC usage would be around max 4hr/day 4 mnths/year. I am planning to go for 2 ton as the rest are out of budget. Also pls suggest if LG LSA6NP3A and LSA6NP3F are the same and if its a good one to go for, else please suggest any other model?

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          BEE 3 star 2 ton AC will be fine for you. You can look at any of these ACs:

          Hitachi (RAU424ETD, RAU324EUDA, RAU324HUD)
          Daikin FTC60PRV16
          Carrier Kurve 2 ton AC
          Samsung AR24HC3TFUR
          Voltas 243 CYa
          Bluestar 3HW24FA

  151. Prasad says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I’m planning to buy an AC (Split), need your help in finalising the same.
    – location at Hyderabad, 1st floor of an apartment
    – above 2 more floors are there
    – 12×15 room size
    – west side wall with a window
    – 3 people to stay
    – 2 to 3 hrs of usage per day

    Based on the info provided by you & some small home work done by me also, keeping in view the prevailing climatic conditions, I have shorlisted,
    a/ Hitachi Kaze+ (RAU318HUD)
    b/ Carrier DuraEdge Plus K+
    c/ Voltas – 183DY & 183CY

    I came to know that both the above Hitachi & Carrier models come with complete copper Condenser & copper connecting pipes but, no clarity on Voltas as it says only inner groove is of copper. All the above models are 1.5T with 3star rating & I want to go in for complete copper model since it gives quick cooling. Is there in Voltas any such with complete copper model?

    Kindly advice me with the final model to go in for from the above or any other suitable model you would like to suggest based on the above specifications.

    Thanks & Regards
    Prasad

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Prasad,

      Your calculation and assessment is right. You should go for BEE 3 star 1.5 ton AC for your room. As far as condenser is concerned, there are two types: 1) Tube and Fin type 2) PFC (Parallel Flow Condenser). PFC is mostly 100% aluminium and is not much durable although highly energy efficient. Tube and Fin that are available in market are mostly copper tube and aluminium fins. A regular tube and fin with copper tube and aluminium fin is prone to galvanic corrosion. But Fins that are coated with anti corrosion protective layer are durable (they are also called blue fin condenser). Aluminium is used because it is great heat conductor and is cheap as well. So if you get a model with copper tube and blue fins it is durable. Most brands these days have Copper tube with blue fins: Hitachi has that, Voltas has that. Carrier is the only one that claims 100% copper. If you really want 100% copper than you can go for Carrier DuraEdge. Else Hitachi model will be more energy efficient.

  152. Hemesh Maradiya says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    good morning kindly advice

    I live in Gandhinagar, Gujarat and want to buy AC
    my particular below

    I want to install AC room situate GF in two storey house

    only one wall facing sunlight in morning to noon( i.e. one wall facing eastern direction)
    room size is 10 ft.*11 ft.*11 ft = 1210 cu. ft
    .
    one window facing eastern derection size is 6 ft*4 ft.

    use of AC in month of April to June (only three month)and daily use is approximately 8 hrs/day
    looking to above detail
    please kindly suggest

    (1) size of AC (i.e. 1.2 ton or 1.5 ton )
    (2) invertor AC or non invertor AC
    (3) if non Invertor please suggest star rating looking to my usage
    (5) copper coil or aluminium coil
    (6) if I buy invertor AC which cost is high compare to non invertor will cover money by power saving looking to my usage
    (7) kindly suggest brand and model No.

    kindly reply via email as early as possible

    with regard

    Hemesh Maradiya

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Maradiya,

      You need 1.2 tons of cooling for your room. Your usage of AC is not very high so you may not get payback for inverter AC in a short time. You can go for non inverter AC. In 1.2 ton you will only get BEE 5 star rated ACs. You may not get BEE 3 star rated AC in that size. You should go for an AC with copper coil and blue aluminium fins. You can look at these ACs:

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

      You may also check these 1 ton inverter ACs if they fit in your budget. The savings will be more with them. And 1 ton inverter AC can stretch to 1.2 ton cooling:

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

      • Hemesh Maradiya says:

        thanks for prompt reply

        looking to my detail

        kindly suggest 1.5 ton 3 star AC

        kindly reply earliest

        Hemesh Maradiya

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          I would not suggest you to go for 1.5 ton BEE 3 star rated AC. Reason: It will be oversized and thus BEE 3 star rated AC would be as bad as BEE 2 or 1 star rated AC. It will be better to go for 1.2 ton AC. Or the other better solution would be to go for 1 ton inverter AC (if initial buying cost is your concern, 1 ton inverter AC would cost as much as BEE 3 star 1.5 ton AC).

  153. Dawood Anis says:

    Hi abhishek,
    I have cloth shop with 325 Sq.ft. Size. I want to buy most energy saving ac with comparatively reasonable price too. My shop is on ground floor in the 4 story building.
    Which ac do you suggest me with minimum maintenance cost too.
    Result me soon please.
    Thanks

  154. Gautam says:

    Hi, Abhishek ,

    I am looking to buy a 1.5 ton AC in Delhi, right now due to winter season i can probably get good discount , My room size is 12 /14 feet on top floor , usage around 12 hours a day mostly at night / morning .

    I am confused between window & split , I have a window in my room & i am not concerned about the extra noise & its easier to install a window AC since no holes need to be drilled .
    Also i feel that split ACs become less efficient with each passing year due to frequent gas leaks .

    LG LWA5CS5F1 window AC at No 4 in your list of most efficient ACs is available for Rs 27000 in Delhi , do you think it is better to go for this or any other window AC over 5 star or Inverter split AC in my situation?
    Are you aware of launch of any new Inverter window ACs ? There is a window inverter model from Hitachi but it is not available in India .

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Gautam,

      A 12×14 room on top floor in Delhi would need about 2 tons of cooling during peak summer day time. Your usage of AC is also high. I would suggest that you go for a split AC instead of window AC as inverter AC is only available in split. Also 2 ton window ACs are not energy efficient.

  155. Jayakash says:

    Hi,

    I’m from Chennai, planned to buy 1.5 ton split A/C for 150 Sq ft room, please advise which A/C brand to go.

    My preference is Daiken, Blue Star & O-General.

    You can also prescribe other brands and but prefer me the 5 star rated A/C?s.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      If you are looking for most efficient BEE 5 star rated ACs then you can look at these:

      BEE 5 star rated 1.5 ton ACs:

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

      These are the most efficient BEE 5 star rated ACs. However these are the BEE 5 star rated models in your choice of brands (in order of decreasing efficiency):
      O.G.HEAVY DUTY OG-18SA5
      DAIKIN FTF50PRV16+RF50PRV16
      DAIKIN FTF50QRV161+RF50QRV161
      BLUE STAR 5HW18SAF
      BLUE STAR 5HW18ZAWF
      BLUE STAR 5HW18ZARF
      O.G.HEAVY DUTY OG-18WIS5
      BLUE STAR 5HW18SA
      BLUE STAR 5HW18ZCW
      BLUE STAR 5HW18ZCS
      BLUE STAR 5HW18ZCR
      BLUE STAR 5HW18ZCG
      GENERAL ASGA18FTTA
      O.G.HEAVY DUTY OG-18W5

  156. Ravi jain says:

    Hi abhishek,
    which is best ac as per electricity consumption and cooling….. My bedroom size is 150 square ft.
    Use – 4 to 5 hours per day and 4 to 5 year per year….
    What would be the per day electricity expenses as per above usages…
    M from udaipur Rajasthan…
    thanx

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Ravi,

      You need 1.7 tons of cooling if your room is a top floor room getting direct sunlight on ceiling and west/south wall. If the room is not top floor then a 1.5 ton AC would be good. Also if the usage is mostly at night then 1.5 ton AC would be fine in both the cases. For 1.5 ton AC of BEE 3 star rating would consume about 1.3-1.4 unit per hour. So in 4-5 hours it will consume about 7 units. In Rajasthan per unit rate of electricity would be Rs 5-6 per unit. So per day consumption would be about Rs 35-40.

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

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

  157. Rajesh says:

    Hi Abhishek, I have gone through your advises and suggestions, find these very useful and with logic. I am residing on the top floor of the DDA flat in Delhi with two walls exposed (West and north) and roof too in the bedroom having size 12* 11. Presently I am using 1.5 Ton LG Window AC. Now I want to change it. Please advise me the best AC in terms of durability and economical viability. Whether Window or Split. Please provide complete details as you always do. Thanks.

    • Raj says:

      go for daikin 1.5 ton 3 staar . its awsome

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Rajesh,

      You need 1.5 tons of cooling for your room. How much is your usage of AC in hrs/day and months/year? And how much is your budget for the AC?

      • Rajesh says:

        My usage is 2-3 hours during day time and 5 hours during night between June and Oct.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          7 hours a day for 5 months means about 1000-1100 hrs per year. In Delhi the cost of electricity is about Rs 8-9 per unit which is expensive. I would suggest that you go for 1.5 ton inverter or at least BEE 5 star rated AC (Inverter would certainly be better). You can look at these:

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

          BEE 5 star 1.5 ton ACs:

          GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 ONG or GSC 18 FG 6 WNG
          HITACHI RAU518HUDDZ or RAU518HUDD
          LG LSA5AP5M or LSA5ES5M or LSA5MP5M or LSA5NP5F or LSA5SP5M
          SAMSUNG AR18HC5EXLZ or AR18HC5TXNC or AR18HC5TYUR

  158. Surinder says:

    Hi Abhishek
    I live in Chandigarh. My room is on ground floor in which AC is required and there is one floor above on. My room size is 11 by 12 and roof is 12. Ac is required only in summer 2-3 months in night only 5-6 hours.pls advise me good AC

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Surinder,

      You need 1.5 ton AC for your room. As your usage is less and electricity tariff in chandigarh is also less, you can go for BEE 3 star rated AC. You can look at these:

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

  159. sunil says:

    Hey i want to buy an AC having an area 150sqft.
    I was thinking to buy model voltas 1.2 Ton 5 Star 155 CY Split Air Conditioner with blue hydrophillic aluminium fin…
    Since i stay in coastal area and the conditions are always humid…
    Plz suggest.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Which city are you in? Is the room top floor or lower floor (is the ceiling directly exposed to sun)? Are there any walls facing sun from west or south? Blue fin will work well in humid coastal conditions.

      • sunil says:

        Its on top floor but ceiling is not exposed to sun.
        I stay in panaji,goa.wall facing east.
        Plz suggest model..

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          1.2 tons is the right amount of cooling for your room. If you want to go for inverter AC then you can go for 1 ton inverter AC. You can look at these ACs:

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

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

          Inverter AC will save more electricity.

  160. Prasanna Thangasal says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am among the many readers of your blog and website who is immensely impressed and thankful for the wealth of infomation it contains and I salute you for the dilligence and sincerity with which you reply to everyone’s queries. Great going!
    I live in Dubai and visit my my parents in Chennai every year. I purchased this house (3BHK apartment) in 2004 and now want to get it repainted and carry out some repairs by employing a contractor. One of the major works I want to carry out is the electrical works.In this regard I request your expert advise and suggestions for the following:
    (1) Since it is more than 10 years since I bought the house, should I consider replacing the entire wiring? If yes ,kindly suggest a good brand and also provide some basic tips on selecting the type of wiring required.
    (2).What brands of MCBs /RCDs should I go for? Will an RCD also double up as an MCB?
    (3) I have two ACs (one window type and one split type), one each of refrigerator, semi-automatic washing machine, grinder , mixi, induction stove and water heater.I have a 3-phase supply in my house and would like some general guidelines from you on how the distribution of the electical appliances need to be in the 3 phases.

    Once again thank you for your great work and I wish you and your team all the very best!

    Best Regards

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Prasanna,

      10 years is not a long time for wiring to deteriorate. Typically wiring last for 20-25 years. So I do not think it is necessary to change wiring. However you may still get an electrician to check the wiring if you feel that it has deteriorated.

      I would suggest that you go for both MCB and RCD. MCB is over load and short circuit protection whereas RCD is for earth leakage. Both have different purposes and you need both. Electricians may suggest you not to go for RCDs saying that they will keep tripping. But if you go for one with slightly more tolerance, then it will not trip and in fact will keep your family safe from electric shocks.

      As for 3 phase supply, it is better that the load is divided equally on all the three phases. However if you are not changing wiring then you need not worry about it. But if you are then you should keep a balanced load. Typically in houses it is divided by rooms because you never know which room will get what all appliances in future. Your electrician should be able to help you in this as well. If he is not knowledgeable then you can write back to us and we will see how we can help you (just send a list of appliances and their division based on rooms to [email protected]).

  161. Debashis Mukherjee says:

    I recently purchased Kenstar KSM35.WN1split AC (1.0 Ton, cooling capacity 3490W) with a 5-star rating and EER (W/W) of 3.51. However, I don’t find this model listed on your website. Please confirm that this model has the correct star rating.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Mukherjee,

      Currently there are 211 BEE 5 star rated air conditioners in the market out of which 76 are 1 ton split ACs. The list above just contains top 10 most efficient amongst the 76 and that is why the Kenstar AC does not appear in the list. Also BEE 5 star rating is applicable to all ACs with EER above 3.5 and there are ACs with EER as high as 3.8+, so the ACs with EER of 3.51 come much lower in the ranking amongst BEE 5 star rated ACs.

  162. Sujit says:

    hi Abhishek,
    thanks a lot. 7 hrs per day and 4 months / year.

    thanks
    Sujit

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You can go for any BEE 5 star 1 ton AC:

      1 ton BEE 5 star AC:
      Godrej GSC 12 FG 6 WNG / GSC 12 FG 6 BNG
      SAMSUNG AR12HC5TCNC,AR12HC5TDUR,AR12HC5ECLZ,AR12HC5UCNB
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK13VA
      DAIKIN FTF35PRV16
      LG LSA3EG5M,LSA3AP5M,LSA3ES5M,LSA3EW5M,LSA3MP5M,LSA3NP5F,LSA3SP5M,LSA3VP5M

  163. amit says:

    hi please list me on inverter technology top acs 1.5 tons i live in gurgaon nd usage will be too high in summers almost 24 hrs non stop.

  164. Ankit Agrawal says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I want to buy a split AC for my bedroom having size 14ft*14ft*10.5ft. Location is Jaipur,Rajasthan.I expect us to have a moderate usage of 3-4 hrs/day for 5-6 months/year.it is at ground floor and there is no other construction over it. it include 2 window having dimensions 48’*48. none of the walls directly face the sun . Kindly suggest me the tonnage, star rating, brands and models suitable for this requirement.

    Regards,
    Ankit Agrawal

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Ankit,

      As per my calculation you would need about 2.2 tons of cooling for your room. However you can go for a 2 ton AC as well. You can look at these BEE 3 star 2 ton AC:

      Hitachi (RAU424ETD, RAU324EUDA, RAU324HUD)
      Daikin FTC60PRV16
      Carrier Kurve 2 ton AC
      Samsung AR24HC3TFUR
      Voltas 243 CYa
      Bluestar 3HW24FA

  165. Ravi says:

    Looking for 1.0 Ton Ac that has following

    1) Copper condenser using Blue Fin Condenser technology

    2) Five star rating

    3) R410a gas

    4) preferred brand Voltas / Blue star

    5) would like to avoid Inverter based ac

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Ravi,

      Both voltas and Blue star have copper condenser with blue fin for most of their ACs. However Voltas uses R22. If you want R410A then you will have options only in Blue Star. You can look at these ACs:

      5HW12ZAWF/5HW12ZARF
      5HW12SAF

      Any of these would be good.

      Any reason why you want to avoid Inverter AC?

      • Ravi says:

        Thanks a lot Abhishek

        I am told that inverter acs are expensive when it comes to spares and also stabilizer is recommended. However, I am in Pune where power is stable and dealers dont think its required.

        Also what would you recommend – R410a or R22.

        Further, the Blue star model you have suggested ( 5 star with R410a has Louvre Fin Condensor )

        So i am also now considering Blue star inverter ac since that has Blue Fin Copper Condenser, Blue Fin evaporator and R410a refrigerant.

        How do you rate Blue star in terms of service and availability of spares. Voltas that way has a good service network.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Blue Star in general is quite good on reliability. It is one of the best Indian AC brands. However your local dealers will be the best to tell you about their service.

          Also Inverter AC would need protection only if the power quality is bad. However as you said in Pune power quality is quite stable. Here in Mumbai I have seen inverter ACs being used perfectly well for past 3 years at some places. Repair is expensive only when there is breakage. And that is why we typically recommend people to go for voltage stabilizer with surge protection for inverter ACs. A blue star inverter AC with R410 would be a good choice.

          • Ravi says:

            Thanks a lot Abhishek. Is it really a good idea to prefer R410 over both R32 and R22. Though R32 is also eco friendly i understand that its flammable.

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            You can choose R410 or R32. Most brands have R410 however Daikin has R32. You can choose anyone of them.

  166. Sujit says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    I want o buy AC for 12*11 ft bedroom. Location is Pune. 7th floor (not top floor). Usage would be in afternoon and night. Family members 3. which brand (model) is good? 1.5 ton or 1 ton would fine and what about the price range.

  167. danial says:

    I m danial live in Delhi (south-west). I want to buy a windows ac for my bedroom .
    Its size is 12×10 feet?it is at ground floor of a 5-storey apartment.
    one wall directly faces sunlight ? has one window of dimensions 45? x 70? which directly faces sunlight
    8 hrs of AC ussage during working days and full day on weekends.use 7-8 months in a year
    Could you please suggest some with or without inverter technology models.

    thank you

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Danial,

      You need 1.2 tons cooling for your room. Window ACs do not have inverter technology. Inverter technology is only available in Split Type ACs. Your usage is quite high and inverter technology would have been great for your use. However if you need window AC then you can look at these:

      1.2 ton Window ACs:
      Whirlpool MAGICOOL PLATINUM V 1.2 ton window AC
      Hitachi RAV513HUD or RAT513HTD

      These are the most efficient window ACs. However there are more efficient options in Split ACs.

  168. Umesh Chandra Achanta says:

    Also suggest me the ACs suitable for the details given below. My flat is in the ground floor of a 5-storey apartment in Hyderabad. The flat is furnished and has 3 bedrooms.
    1. Bedroom 1 – 14 x 11 ft – one wall directly faces sunlight – has one window of dimensions 45″ x 70″ which directly faces sunlight
    2. Bedroom 2 – 17 x 11 ft – none of the walls directly face the sun – has 2 windows, each of dimensions 45″ x 28″
    3. Bedroom 3 – 10 x 11 ft – none of the walls directly face the sun – has one window of dimensions 45″ x 45″
    We are a family of 4 and this is the first time we’ll be using ACs in our home. I expect us to have a moderate usage of 3-4 hrs/day for 5-6 months/year. Both the capital and operation costs should be moderate and so I don’t prefer to go for an inverter model or high-end ones like Hitachi 1.5 tonne 5-star AC which nearly costs 45,000 . Kindly suggest me the tonnage, star rating, brands and models suitable for the 3 ACs. I’m looking at a 10-year usage.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Achanta,

      Here is what you need:

      1) Bedroom 1 needs 1.5 tons of cooling.
      2) Bedroom 2 also need 1.5 tons of cooling.
      3) Bedroom 3 needs 1 tons of cooling.

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

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

      BEE 3 star 1 ton AC:
      Samsung AR12HC3USNB or AR12HC3USUQ or AR12HC3ESLW or AR12HC3TFUR
      Hitachi RAU412HTD or RAU412KTDP or RAU312HUD or RAU312HUDP
      Daikin FTC35PRV16
      Whirlpool 3D COOL DELUXE III

      These models are the most efficient BEE 3 star rated ACs.

  169. Umesh Chandra Achanta says:

    Kenstar has come up with a new range of air conditioners with good EER (3.51 for the 5 star model) and a surprisingly modest price (about 15-20k lesser than other major brands). So definitely price is a huge pro for it. Can you discuss its other pros and cons, especially in comparison to ACs from other major specialized (Hitachi, Voltas, Bluestar, O General) and generic (LG, Samsung) brands.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Achanta,

      Recently a reader of Bijli Bachao contacted Kenstar about their ACs and he got this response: “We would like to inform you that the cooling coil of Kenstar AC is of Copper. For the condenser, we use the latest PFC (parallel Flow Condenser) technology which is more energy efficient and occupies less space. Any PFC condenser is made of Aluminium only by design.”

      Now this is what I have to say about PFC and Tube/Fin condenser:

      Typically ACs are available with two types of condensers: 1) Tube and fin 2) latest one is Parallel Flow.

      Tube and Fin looks like this image: http://i01.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/130/674/362/362674130_708.jpg. It has tube from which refrigerant flows and fins for heat exchange. Originally both tubes and fins were made out of copper, but later to improve efficiency fins were replaced with aluminium as aluminium provided better heat exchange capability (but the tubes remained copper). But then a combination of copper and aluminium led to galvanic corrosion. So now many ACs have blue fin condensers that have aluminium fins coated with anti corrosion protection. The tubes are still copper.

      Parallel Flow Condenser is a newer technology which has multiple slots for refrigerant flow than a single pipe. It is made of all aluminium and is more energy efficient (saves electricity). It will look like this: http://web.tradekorea.com/upload_file/prod/marketing/mkt_files/new_company//jk8188/img_en/o_P302499.jpg but it is harder to repair in case of problems. In fact in case of problems it will have to be replaced. Also because of smaller passage size it is also prone to get clogged as explained in this article: http://www.compressorworks.com/Upload/Four%20Seasons/documents/Tech%20Tips/English/4S%20362%20CONDENSER%20COMPARISON.PDF

      However all I can say is that energy efficiency (or electricity saving) depends on multiple factors and not just the condenser. You can get an AC with traditional tube and fin structure (copper tube and blue fin) having higher energy efficiency than models with parallel flow condenser.

      Also to answer your last question: AC has 3 parts: condenser, compressor, evaporator. Evaporator is in the indoor unit and it is also heat exchanger and does the cooling inside the room. They have said that Evaporator or the cooling coil is Copper. The Condenser which releases heat outside and is part of outdoor unit has Parallel Flow Condenser which is made out of aluminium.

      So PFC may be cheap but from a durability perspective Tube/Fin condenser would be better.

  170. Ambhure Prasad says:

    Hello sir,
    I m Prasad and i live in parbhani mh. I want to buy a split ac for my bedroom . Its size is 12×10 feet…it is at ground floor and there is no other construction over it.plz suggest me an ac to buy…

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Prasad,

      As per my calculations you need 1.3 tons of cooling for your room. If the usage of AC is only at night then 1.2 ton AC would be good for your needs. However if you also plan to use it during the day time then you would need 1.5 ton AC. How much is your usage of AC in hrs/day and months/year?

  171. Rajnikant says:

    Sir, I want to buy 1.5 ton five star spilt Ac for my bedroom.I want electric consumption nd cooling best. It is noisless.It has full systems. So sir, which AC should i purchase?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Rajnikant,

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

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

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

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

      If you provide us with more details as in which city 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 recommend you something.

  172. rohit says:

    HELLO SIR

    I LIVE IN KOLKATA, MY ROOM IS 11X10, TOP FLOOR, WITH THREE WINDOWS (2X5), I RECENTLY SAW AN 1 TON PANASONIC AC, IS THIS SUFFICIENT FOR ME AND THE PANASONIC BRAND???

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      11×10 room in kolkata on top floor would need about 1.2 tons of cooling in peak summer day time. You can either look for 1.2 ton fixed speed AC or 1 ton inverter AC. You can look at these:

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

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

      Inverter AC will save more electricity.

  173. santosh says:

    Hello Abhishek Kindly guide me for LED TV which I may buy for my hall which is 16 length ft x 10 ft width?? Also the one which uses less electricity, I have two kids both of them watches more TV, I am worried about their eyesight health too, so please guide me by keeping this very important point in mind.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      What sized TV are you looking for? What is your budget? Also are you looking for features like SMART and 3D?

      • santosh says:

        Full HD LED TV 42 inch with flexiable wall stand. Price 35000 to 45000 Rs.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          In 42 inch there are only 2 models that you can get in your budget:

          LG 42LB5510
          Videocon VJE42FH-VX

          but if you are fine with 39-40 inch as well then you can also look at:

          Samsung UA39EH5003R
          Philips 40PFL4958/V7
          Philips 40PFL4758/V7
          Toshiba 39L3300
          Toshiba 39P2305

  174. Hasan Khan says:

    Dear Abhishek,

    Thankyou for the prompt reply, I was constantly browsing internet post your reply,
    how ever it has created more confusion as all the three brands viz Mitsubhishi, Sharp and Daikin has there upside/downside over the other.

    For me, budget is not a constraint as such for one time investment, however It should provide Excellent After sales service.
    Hence, Requesting you to kindly provide the best among above, keeping yourself in my place.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Khan,

      If you observe carefully you will find negative feedback about almost all the brands online. Getting 100% positive feedback for any brand is impossible. And people mostly comment online when they have something bad to say about their purchase. Good feedback is rare. The brands/models that I suggested were some of the best models in various brands. I would suggest that you take feedback from local dealers/suppliers and local users of the brand about the service level of various brands in your area. I picking up one will not be right as I am not aware about service levels of each and every brand in various cities/areas. The brands I listed are in general considered as popular.

  175. Hasan Khan says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    Expecting your suggestion wrt to following points

    1. Location:Mumbai-Sakinaka – Reliance Energy.
    2. Room size(Bed room) 11*10 (110sqft) with no wall having direct sunlight, how ever rays comes in.
    3. The room is Having a window (60 Inch * 70Inches) and a door.
    4. The Room is located at 5th floor with 2 More flats above it.
    5. Consumption: 4-5hrs/day during summers(4-5 months).

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Khan,

      You should go for 0.75 ton inverter AC for your room. You can go for anyone of these that fits in your budget:

      0.75 ton inverter ACs:
      Mitsubishi MSY-GE10VA
      Daikin FTKM25PRV16
      Sharp AH-XP10LV
      OGeneral ASGA09JGCA
      Daikin FTKP25PRV16
      O General ASGG09JLCA
      Panasonic CS-YS9PKY
      Daikin FTKE35GV1

  176. Deepika says:

    I want to buy split AC for my bedroom. it is on the ground floor. its size is 10*10. It will be used for nights 6 to 7 hrs in summer only.
    Considering the above kindly advise me which model of which company split Ac should I go for keeping in mind less electricity consumption and hassle-free durability. Cost is also consideration.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Deepika,

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

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

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

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

      If you provide us with more details as in which city 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 recommend you something.

      • deepika says:

        Hi Abhishek

        I live in Chandigarh. My room is on ground floor in which AC is required and there is one floor above on. My room size is 10 by 10 and roof is 11. Ac is required only in summer 2-3 months in night only 5-6 hours.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Deepika,

          Your room needs 0.9 tons of cooling max in peak summer day time. If the usage is only at night then even 0.75 ton AC would work well. A BEE 3 star AC would be good for you. You can look at any of these:

          PANASONIC CS-YC9PKYP
          BLUESTAR 3HW09VC
          BLUESTAR 5HW09SA
          MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK10VA
          MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-HK10VA
          DAIKIN FT25MV16
          PANASONIC CS-YC9QKY3

  177. Abhishek Jain says:

    Hello Mr Rajesh,

    Inverter ACs are the most energy efficient air conditioners in the market. The reason I give hours is because if the usage is less then the extra cost paid to buy inverter AC will take time (more than 3 years) to recover through electricity savings. Inverter ACs are about 20-30% more efficient than BEE 5 star rated ACs. And I recommended inverter ACs to you because your concern was with operating costs and not initial capital costs.

    Just to add, if you have voltage fluctuations in your house then make sure that you put a voltage stabilizer with surge protection feature for inverter AC. This will be important for durability of inverter AC. Please note that surge protection is quite important.

  178. Mukesh says:

    wanted to buy an AC ,room specification 12X12,utilisation 6-8 hours from May to Sep in kolkata. I am on 4th floor of a 16 th floor building.

  179. Rajesh Raj says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    thanks for the clarification again, decided to go with one of the inverter model you advised. as i’m staying out of India, if you have any idea, can you please suggest which brand is giving good after sales service and support around Guntur area, Andhra Pradesh, please advise. As I see complaints about split ac in complaintsboard.in/com against almost all the brands in India.

  180. Abhishek Jain says:

    Hello Mr Rajesh,

    If you check online you will find complaints of all brands. Because satisfying everyone is a difficult task :). I have already given you a list of top models from top brands. The next best idea you can get is from local dealers and local people about post sales service of various brands. Brands like LG and Samsung have larger presence in India and have large service network and availability. However Japanese brands like Hitachi, Daikin, General are more sturdy, reliable and durable. But again I am talking based on market perception. Everyone has a different experience and I cannot pickup one which I can say is the best because you can get bad comments on some other site on it as well.

  181. Abhishek Jain says:

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

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

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

    Inverter AC will save more electricity.

  182. Shanti says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    Admire your patience and advise to all the questions posted… keep up the good work!

    I live in Bangalore and the room size is 10ft x 12ft, top floor (4th Floor) with a lot of sun light, and breeze. Seek your advise for buying a split AC for the room. Primarily usage is in the night.

  183. Abhishek Jain says:

    Hi Shanti,

    A 1 ton AC should be good for you. If you want to go for inverter AC (which can be quite energy saving) then you can work with 0.75 ton inverter AC. I would suggest that you look for 0.75 ton inverter AC, you can check these models:

    Mitsubishi MSY-GE10VA
    Daikin FTKM25PRV16
    Sharp AH-XP10LV
    OGeneral ASGA09JGCA
    Daikin FTKP25PRV16
    O General ASGG09JLCA
    Panasonic CS-YS9PKY
    Daikin FTKE35GV1

  184. Anthony says:

    Good day
    Abhishek,

    Could you please suggest me on an Split AC, preferably LG … If you feel there are better AC from other brands do suggest … budget planned – 30,000 – 35,000/- I live in Chennai and the room size is 10ft x 12ft x 12ft, 1st Floor, open terrace, has 6 x 6 window with thick curtain, usage both in the day/ night.

    Have gone thru whole of this review, when i enquired the dealer and all model were last year one … Could you suggest me this year model… Thanks for the help!!!

  185. Abhishek Jain says:

    Hi Anthony,

    Your room needs 1.5 tons of cooling. Now we typically recommend people to go for BEE 3 star split AC if usage is less than 1000 hrs per year and price of electricity less than Rs 5 a unit. If usage is between 1000-1500 hrs per year, then we suggest going for BEE 5 star split and beyond that Inverter Tech split AC. This is for 3 years payback for the extra money you pay to buy the appliance.

    However as I do not know your usage all I can say is that between 30-35K the best you can get is 1.5 ton BEE 5 star rated AC. Inverter ACs that are 20-30% more efficient than BEE 5 star rated ACs are bit more expensive (above 40K). In Chennai the tariff is high so your usage will matter a lot. You can look at these BEE 5 star rated 1.5 ton ACs:

    Brand Model EER Ratio Tonnage Star Rating Approx Price
    ONIDA S185TRD-LA 3.64 1.5 5 31500
    ONIDA S185DFL 3.64 1.5 5 32990
    LG LSA5PW5M 3.6 1.5 5 33999
    ONIDA S185CUR 3.6 1.5 5 31500
    IFB IACS18BF5TP 3.58 1.5 5 31500
    VIDEOCON VSD55 3.56 1.5 5 33333
    VIDEOCON VSD55.RV1-MDA 3.56 1.5 5 33333
    GODREJ GSC 18 FG 5 WNG 3.55 1.5 5 32988
    GODREJ GSC 18 FT 5 WNG 3.55 1.5 5 34844
    LLOYD LS19A5SN 3.55 1.5 5 31433
    PANASONIC CS-KC18PKY-1/CU-KC18PKY-1 3.53 1.5 5 32800
    SAMSUNG AR18HC5USUQ 3.53 1.5 5 34405
    VIDEOCON VSZ55 3.53 1.5 5 32433
    VIDEOCON VSZ55.WV1-MDA 3.53 1.5 5 32433
    LLOYD LS19A5LN 3.52 1.5 5 32550
    ELECTROLUX SP55N 3.51 1.5 5 30497
    VOLTAS 1.5T 185 CY 3.51 1.5 5 32677
    VOLTAS 1.5T 185 CYa 3.51 1.5 5 32888
    VOLTAS 1.5T 185 EYS N 3.51 1.5 5 34988
    VOLTAS 1.5T 185 MY 3.51 1.5 5 35000

    Amongst these as you said LG, Samsung and Voltas would be preferred brands. If your usage is high I would still suggest you to consider inverter tech ACs.

  186. R.VASANTA KUMAR says:

    dear sir;
    My room size is 132 sq.feet.(12 by 11) and it is 5th floor that is top floor in apartment.We are living in vijayawada.My usage is roughly 1200 HRS. PER Year at maximum.please specify which ton of ac i required.please advice economical acs.Please give details about LLOYD Company acs LS19A3PN and LS19A3P.Whether i can follow this economical ac or not.
    thanking you sir;

  187. kumar says:

    Hello ABhi Sir
    i am kumar i am from visakhapatnam i am levng in ground floor of 3 flour Building and room is 12*12 (144 sft) which has 2 windows south &west please suggest me the best one

  188. Abhishek Jain says:

    Hi R Vasantha,
    According to our calculation your room requires a cooling of 1.4 tons. Since your usage is high we would recommend you to go for a BEE 5star 1.5 ton AC rather than a BEE 3star 1.5 ton AC. Lloyd is a decent brand you can go for it if you want. LS19A3PN and LS19A3P are BEE 3 star model and they wont be as energy efficient as a BEE 5star AC.

    You can look at these economical 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
  189. Abhishek Jain says:

    Hi Kumar,
    According to our calculation your room requires 1.2 tons of cooling. So you can go for either a 1/1.1 ton inverter AC or a BEE 5star 1.2 ton AC. What is your usage in hrs/year and what is your budget? (This is important so that we can recommend the right model of AC for you)

  190. davis says:

    hi…
    my room 10*12=120 sqft, i hope i need 1.T ac, no direct sunlight ground floor, should i buy inverter type or 5 star ac, my yearly usage 800hrs, which ac i have to buy inverter and 5 star ac almost same price, im using every night 5 to 6 hrs only in summer i dont have any budget issue,im worried about electricity bill.if i buy inverter type and usage is less its effect my power consumption,,?, i head that only high usage people have to buy inver type..?, for less usage like me which one is best,,,? can i save electric bill by inverter type less usage…?

  191. kumar says:

    Hello sir thanks for yuor quick response my budget is 40k ,only ni8 time we use, that too in summer

  192. Nawab Ali Qureshi says:

    I am not understanding huge difference b/w split & window type A/C, i-e in window type(W/t) 1 Refrigeration Ton is equal to 3.516 kw but in split type (S/t) 1 Refrigeration Ton is equal to 1.065 kw. The question arises that if the thermal capacity (i-e 12000 BTU/h) & efficiency of both types are same then how power consumption is reduced in S/t air-conditioner ?

  193. Abhishek Jain says:

    Hi Kumar,

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

    brand model eer_ratio star_rating price
    HITACHI RAU514HUD 3.8 5 36740
    HITACHI RAU514EUDA 3.8 5 38900
    WHIRLPOOL 3D Cool Series Platinum 3.7 5 37444
    WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL PLT V (1.2 T) 3.64 5 38500
    HITACHI RAU514HUDD 3.63 5 33300
    HITACHI RAU514HUDDZ 3.64 5 35805
    WHIRLPOOL 3D COOL XTREME PLT V (1.2 T) 3.62 5 40500
    WHIRLPOOL Magicool Series Platinum 3.6 5 38100
    HITACHI RAU514ITDA 3.6 5 38600
    VOLTAS 1.2T 155 CY 3.55 5 30390
    HITACHI RAU514ITD 3.45 4 38600
    HITACHI LRAU514KTDB 3.4 4 32500
    HITACHI RAU514HTD 3.4 4 35350
    HITACHI RAU514ETD 3.4 4 36490
    HITACHI RAU514HTDW 3.4 4 37650
    HITACHI RAU514HTDZ1 3.4 4 39650
    VOLTAS 1.2T 153 CY 3.2 3 27000
  194. Abhishek Jain says:

    Hello Nawab,

    There are two different wattage number for any AC: 1) Input Watt: Amount of Electricity consumed 2) Output Watt: This is the cooling watt output.

    Output watt is also represented in BTU/hr or ton. And here is the calculation: 1 ton = 12000 BTU/hr = 3519 Watts. (this is output energy not input electricity).

    Typically electricity input of a 1 ton AC is between 950 watts to 1400 watts (depending on EER or output watts/input watts). Technically both Split and Window AC can have same EER.

  195. Nawab Ali Qureshi says:

    Dear Abhishek Jain, I am not agree with your this reponse because practically when you check current (Amps) this is also different. As window type 1 RT will consume about 18 Amps at 220 V however split type 1 RT will consume maximum 7 Amps at the same voltage.So according to power formula P=V x I x power factor.

  196. Abhishek Jain says:

    Hello Mr Qureshi,

    The information that I gave you is the best as per my knowledge. I have not seen any 1 ton Window AC that consumes more than 1.5 KW electricity. 18 Amps will take it close to 3.5-4KW which is unreal.

  197. Nawab Ali Qureshi says:

    Hello Sir Abhishek! I am an Electrical sub-engineer & the above situation is practically observed in various places. If you have a chance to measure Amps of W/t & S/t then you can check the above reality.
    Thanks

  198. Abhishek Jain says:

    Hi Davis,
    Can you tell us which city you live as it is important to calculate the tonnage of AC. Because we can tell only after knowing the city that whether a 1 ton AC is sufficient for you.
    As far as inverter ACs are concerned they save about 30% electricity per hour of usage compared to a BEE 5star AC. So inverter AC would make energy savings at low usage also. So if you are getting an inverter AC at the same price of BEE 5 star AC we recommend you to go for an inverter AC.

  199. smruti ranjan sahoo says:

    i want to buy a 2 ton inverter ac…which brand should i go for in term of cooling capacity

  200. Manojkumar says:

    Hii Abhishek,

    I am planning to buy 2 AC’s for my house. 1st room is about (H-10 feet, L-8 feet, W -10 Feet) with a door & a window facing east side. 2nd room is about (H-10 feet, L-25 feet, W -10 Feet window facing east side). My house is located in Navi Mumbai on the 1st floor with east west facing room. building has total of 3 floors. kindly suggest suitable Split AC’s. Budget not a constraint. Prefer to have Japanese compressor & motors with copper tubes in both the unit. please notify here.

  201. Abhishek Jain says:

    You can look at these ACs sorted by cooling capacity:

    brand model eer_ratio cooling_capacity price
    CARRIER Superia Plus K+ (2.0T) 3.46 7038 60750
    LG BSA24IMA 3.52 7034 66990
    LLOYD LS24GRIX 3.6 7033 58990
    LLOYD LS24GRI 3.6 7033 58990
    HITACHI RAU024CVEA 3.55 6860 67790
    HITACHI RAU024IVEA 3.55 6860 64790
    HITACHI RAU024AVEA 3.55 6860 62790
    CARRIER Kurve Inverter (2.0T) 3.38 6833 55500
    CARRIER Octra Inverter (2.0T) 3.49 6804 61750
    HITACHI RAU023HVEA 3.5 6760 61790
    HITACHI RAU023EUEA 3.56 6759 58950
    MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MSY-GE24VA 3.61 6600  
    BLUESTAR CNHW24CAF 3.25 6450 62599
  202. Abhishek Jain says:

    Your 1st room needs 0.75 ton inverter AC and 2nd room needs 1.5 ton inverter AC. You can look at these:

    0.75 ton inverter AC:

    Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Tonnage Price
    Daikin FTKM25PRV16 3.85 0.75 35490
    Sharp AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
    SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
    Sharp AH-XP10LV 3.82 0.8 27711
    Daikin FTKP25PRV16 3.46 0.75 30190
    Carrier Kurve Inverter (1.0T) 3.45 1 35500
    O General ASGG09JLCA 3.42 0.75 35490
    Panasonic CS-YS9RKY 3.38 0.75 33390
    Daikin FTKE25GV1 3.35 0.75 27490
    Daikin FTKE35GV1 3.35 1 32990

    1.5 ton inverter AC:

    Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) 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 43900
    O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
    Hitachi RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
    Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850
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