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

By on July 21, 2017

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.

Best Air Conditioners (AC) brand in India

  • Hitachi
  • Daikin
  • Mitsubishi (Heavy and Electric)
  • O General
  • Blue Star

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

Best AC (Air Conditioner) in India

  • Godrej GSC 12 FIXH 7 GGPG (1.00 ton, BEE 5 star inverter split air conditioner)
  • Bluestar 3CNHW12TAFU (1.00 ton, BEE 3 star inverter split air conditioner)
  • Godrej GSC 12 FG 8 MOG (1.00 ton, BEE 5 star split air conditioner)
  • Hitachi RSG312EAD (1.00 ton, BEE 3 star split air conditioner)
  • Daikin JTKM50 (1.50 ton, BEE 5 star inverter split air conditioner)
  • Hitachi RSH318EAEA (1.50 ton, BEE 3 star inverter split air conditioner)
  • Godrej GSC 18 FG 8 MOG (1.50 ton, BEE 5 star split air conditioner)
  • Reconnect RHSAG1508 (1.50 ton, BEE 3 star split air conditioner)
  • Mitsubishi electric MSY-GK24VA (2.00 ton, BEE 5 star inverter split air conditioner)
  • Hitachi RMB324IAEA (2.00 ton, BEE 3 star inverter split air conditioner)
  • Hitachi RAU524AVD (2.00 ton, BEE 5 star split air conditioner)
  • Hitachi RAU323HWDD (2.00 ton, BEE 3 star split air conditioner)
  • Bluestar 5CNHW09PAFU (0.75 ton, BEE 5 star inverter split air conditioner)
  • Bluestar 3CNHW09CAFU (0.75 ton, BEE 3 star inverter split air conditioner)
  • Mitsubishi SRK10CRS-S6 (0.75 ton, BEE 5 star split air conditioner)
  • Onida SILK - SA093SLK (0.75 ton, BEE 3 star split air conditioner)

For detailed lists, check below.

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

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  • Best 1.5 Ton BEE 5 Star Inverter AC (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • DAIKIN-JTKM50
      • 1.40 Ton
      • 5.20 ISEER
      • 744 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 2
    • HITACHI-RSA518CAEA
      • 1.50 Ton
      • 5.15 ISEER
      • 793 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 3
    • GODREJ-GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG
      • 1.40 Ton
      • 4.90 ISEER
      • 791 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 4
    • HITACHI-RSB518IAEA
      • 1.50 Ton
      • 4.85 ISEER
      • 842 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 5
    • BLUESTAR-5CNHW18PAFU
      • 1.50 Ton
      • 4.75 ISEER
      • 839 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 6
    • BLUESTAR-5CNHW18DAFU
      • 1.50 Ton
      • 4.74 ISEER
      • 850 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 7
    • LG-BS-18APZE
      • 1.50 Ton
      • 4.73 ISEER
      • 865 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 8
    • TOSHIBA-RAS-18N3KCV-IN + RAS-18N3ACV-IN
      • 1.40 Ton
      • 4.69 ISEER
      • 818 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 9
    • BLUESTAR-5CNHW18QATX
      • 1.50 Ton
      • 4.68 ISEER
      • 884 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 10
    • MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC-MSY-GK18VA
      • 1.50 Ton
      • 4.66 ISEER
      • 847 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
  • Best 1.0 Ton BEE 5 Star Inverter AC (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • DAIKIN-JTKM35
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 5.80 ISEER
      • 483 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 2
    • GODREJ-GSC 12 FIXH 7 GGPG
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 5.80 ISEER
      • 474 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 3
    • HITACHI-RAU512CWEA
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 5.75 ISEER
      • 492 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 4
    • GODREJ-GSC 12 GIG 5 DGOG
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 5.20 ISEER
      • 512 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 5
    • BLUESTAR-5HNHW12PAFU
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 4.86 ISEER
      • 557 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 6
    • HITACHI-RAU512AWEA
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 4.86 ISEER
      • 560 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 7
    • LG-BSA12PMZD
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 4.74 ISEER
      • 584 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 8
    • LG-BS-12APZE
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 4.73 ISEER
      • 581 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 9
    • BLUESTAR-5CNHW12PAFU
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 4.71 ISEER
      • 565 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 10
    • TOSHIBA-RAS-13N3KCV-IN + RAS-13N3ACV-IN
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 4.66 ISEER
      • 592 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
  • Best 2.0 Ton BEE 5 Star Inverter AC (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC-MSY-GK24VA
      • 1.90 Ton
      • 4.85 ISEER
      • 1052 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 2
    • HITACHI-RMC424EAEA
      • 2.00 Ton
      • 4.21 ISEER
      • 1288 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
  • Best 0.75 Ton BEE 5 Star Inverter AC (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • BLUESTAR-5CNHW09PAFU
      • 0.80 Ton
      • 4.71 ISEER
      • 453 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 2
    • BLUESTAR-5HNHW09PAFU
      • 0.80 Ton
      • 4.64 ISEER
      • 447 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 3
    • DAIKIN-FTKP25
      • 0.70 Ton
      • 4.17 ISEER
      • 464 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)

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

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

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  • Best 1.5 Ton BEE 3 Star Inverter AC (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • HITACHI-RSB318IAEA
      • 1.50 Ton
      • 3.99 ISEER
      • 1023 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 2
    • HITACHI-RSD318EAEA
      • 1.50 Ton
      • 3.99 ISEER
      • 1023 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 3
    • HITACHI-RSH318EAEA
      • 1.50 Ton
      • 3.99 ISEER
      • 1023 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 4
    • LLOYD-LS18AI
      • 1.50 Ton
      • 3.95 ISEER
      • 1000 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 5
    • RECONNECT-RHSAB1507
      • 1.50 Ton
      • 3.95 ISEER
      • 1059 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 6
    • PANASONIC-PS18SKY
      • 1.50 Ton
      • 3.92 ISEER
      • 1008 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 7
    • LG-JS-Q18APXD
      • 1.50 Ton
      • 3.86 ISEER
      • 1041 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 8
    • LG-JS-Q18CPXD
      • 1.50 Ton
      • 3.86 ISEER
      • 1041 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 9
    • LG-JS-Q18VPXD
      • 1.50 Ton
      • 3.86 ISEER
      • 1041 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 10
    • LLOYD-LS19I3PI
      • 1.60 Ton
      • 3.84 ISEER
      • 1100 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
  • Best 1.0 Ton BEE 3 Star Inverter AC (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • BLUESTAR-3CNHW12TAFU
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 3.99 ISEER
      • 669 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 2
    • HITACHI-RSG312EAEA
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 3.94 ISEER
      • 692 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 3
    • GODREJ-GSC 12 MINV 3 RWPM
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 3.90 ISEER
      • 663 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 4
    • BLUESTAR-3CNHW12CAFU
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 3.86 ISEER
      • 680 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 5
    • LG-JS-Q12CPXD
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 3.86 ISEER
      • 691 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 6
    • LG-JS-Q12NPXA
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 3.86 ISEER
      • 691 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 7
    • LG-JS-Q12PWXA
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 3.86 ISEER
      • 691 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 8
    • LG-JS-Q12VPXD
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 3.86 ISEER
      • 691 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 9
    • BLUESTAR-3HNHW12CBFU
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 3.80 ISEER
      • 688 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 10
    • LG-JS-Q12NUXA
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 3.72 ISEER
      • 729 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
  • Best 2.0 Ton BEE 3 Star Inverter AC (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • HITACHI-RMB324IAEA
      • 2.00 Ton
      • 3.99 ISEER
      • 1359 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 2
    • BLUESTAR-3CNHW24TAFU
      • 1.90 Ton
      • 3.98 ISEER
      • 1275 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 3
    • HITACHI-RAU324EWEA
      • 2.00 Ton
      • 3.96 ISEER
      • 1367 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
  • Best 0.75 Ton BEE 3 Star Inverter AC (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • BLUESTAR-3CNHW09CAFU
      • 0.80 Ton
      • 3.94 ISEER
      • 536 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 2
    • BLUESTAR-3HNHW09CBFU
      • 0.80 Ton
      • 3.87 ISEER
      • 531 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)

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

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  • Best 1.5 Ton BEE 5 Star Non Inverter AC (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • GODREJ-GSC 18 FG 8 MOG
      • 1.40 Ton
      • 3.91 EER
      • 974 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 2
    • BLUESTAR-5HW18ZBRTU
      • 1.46 Ton
      • 3.70 EER
      • 1076 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 3
    • BLUESTAR-5HW18ZBWTU
      • 1.46 Ton
      • 3.70 EER
      • 1076 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 4
    • HITACHI-RAU518AVD
      • 1.56 Ton
      • 3.70 EER
      • 1150 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 5
    • HITACHI-RAU518HWDD
      • 1.56 Ton
      • 3.70 EER
      • 1150 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 6
    • HITACHI-RAU518IVD
      • 1.56 Ton
      • 3.70 EER
      • 1150 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 7
    • DAIKIN-DTF50
      • 1.48 Ton
      • 3.65 EER
      • 1103 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 8
    • DAIKIN-FTF50
      • 1.48 Ton
      • 3.65 EER
      • 1103 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 9
    • HITACHI-RAU518KWD
      • 1.55 Ton
      • 3.64 EER
      • 1157 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 10
    • ONIDA-MARVEL - SA185MVL
      • 1.45 Ton
      • 3.64 EER
      • 1084 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
  • Best 1.0 Ton BEE 5 Star Non Inverter AC (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • GODREJ-GSC 12 FG 8 MOG
      • 0.94 Ton
      • 3.95 EER
      • 651 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 2
    • BLUESTAR-5HW12ZBRTU
      • 0.97 Ton
      • 3.70 EER
      • 712 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 3
    • BLUESTAR-5HW12ZBWTU
      • 0.97 Ton
      • 3.70 EER
      • 712 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 4
    • DAIKIN-ATF35
      • 0.95 Ton
      • 3.65 EER
      • 711 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 5
    • DAIKIN-FTF35
      • 0.95 Ton
      • 3.65 EER
      • 711 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 6
    • LLOYD-LS13A5OA-W
      • 1.02 Ton
      • 3.64 EER
      • 766 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 7
    • PANASONIC-TV12SKY5
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 3.63 EER
      • 751 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 8
    • PANASONIC-KC12RKY-1
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 3.61 EER
      • 755 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 9
    • PANASONIC-KC12SKY5R
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 3.61 EER
      • 755 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 10
    • PANASONIC-SC12RKY
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 3.61 EER
      • 755 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
  • Best 2.0 Ton BEE 5 Star Non Inverter AC (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • HITACHI-RAU524AVD
      • 2.00 Ton
      • 3.61 EER
      • 1510 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 2
    • HITACHI-RAU524IVD
      • 2.00 Ton
      • 3.61 EER
      • 1510 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 3
    • HITACHI-RAU524MWD
      • 2.00 Ton
      • 3.61 EER
      • 1510 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 4
    • BLUESTAR-5HW26AAX
      • 1.97 Ton
      • 3.58 EER
      • 1494 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 5
    • MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC-MS-GK24VA
      • 1.88 Ton
      • 3.57 EER
      • 1432 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 6
    • BLUESTAR-5HW26AATU
      • 1.95 Ton
      • 3.56 EER
      • 1494 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 7
    • TOSHIBA-RAS-25S3KPS-IN + RAS-25S3APS-IN
      • 1.90 Ton
      • 3.56 EER
      • 1455 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 8
    • LLOYD-LS24A5DA-W
      • 1.99 Ton
      • 3.55 EER
      • 1525 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 9
    • HAIER-HSU-24CNMW5CNE
      • 2.00 Ton
      • 3.51 EER
      • 1555 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 10
    • HITACHI-RAU423HWDD
      • 1.93 Ton
      • 3.40 EER
      • 1548 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
  • Best 0.75 Ton BEE 5 Star Non Inverter AC (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • MITSUBISHI-SRK10CRS-S6
      • 0.77 Ton
      • 3.65 EER
      • 573 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 2
    • MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC-MS-GK10VA
      • 0.77 Ton
      • 3.65 EER
      • 573 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 3
    • BLUESTAR-5HW09SAFU
      • 0.79 Ton
      • 3.54 EER
      • 608 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)

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

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  • Best 1.5 Ton BEE 3 Star Non Inverter AC (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • HITACHI-RAU318HWDD
      • 1.52 Ton
      • 3.29 EER
      • 1262 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 2
    • HITACHI-RAU318IWD
      • 1.52 Ton
      • 3.29 EER
      • 1262 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 3
    • HITACHI-RSD318EAD
      • 1.50 Ton
      • 3.29 EER
      • 1241 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 4
    • RECONNECT-RHSAG1508
      • 1.42 Ton
      • 3.29 EER
      • 1177 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 5
    • MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC-MS-HL18VF
      • 1.49 Ton
      • 3.28 EER
      • 1239 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 6
    • CRUISE-CRC 53
      • 1.45 Ton
      • 3.27 EER
      • 1208 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 7
    • MITSUBISHI-DXK50CS-S6
      • 1.50 Ton
      • 3.27 EER
      • 1250 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 8
    • MITSUBISHI-SRK18CS-S6
      • 1.50 Ton
      • 3.27 EER
      • 1250 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 9
    • ONIDA-WAVE - SA183WAV
      • 1.42 Ton
      • 3.27 EER
      • 1184 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 10
    • RECONNECT-RHSAG1505
      • 1.45 Ton
      • 3.27 EER
      • 1208 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
  • Best 1.0 Ton BEE 3 Star Non Inverter AC (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • HITACHI-RAU312HWDD
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 3.29 EER
      • 828 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 2
    • HITACHI-RSG312EAD
      • 0.98 Ton
      • 3.29 EER
      • 813 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 3
    • LLOYD-LS13AA3
      • 1.04 Ton
      • 3.29 EER
      • 859 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 4
    • MITSUBISHI-SRK12CR-S6
      • 0.99 Ton
      • 3.29 EER
      • 824 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 5
    • HITACHI-RSG314EAD
      • 1.08 Ton
      • 3.26 EER
      • 906 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 6
    • PANASONIC-TV12SKY3
      • 1.00 Ton
      • 3.26 EER
      • 836 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 7
    • CARRIER-Octra 3 Star 1 Ton
      • 0.95 Ton
      • 3.25 EER
      • 797 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 8
    • CARRIER-Superia 3 Star Red 1 Ton
      • 0.95 Ton
      • 3.25 EER
      • 797 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 9
    • CARRIER-Superia-X 3 Star 1 Ton
      • 0.99 Ton
      • 3.25 EER
      • 834 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 10
    • DAIKIN-DTC35
      • 0.95 Ton
      • 3.25 EER
      • 797 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
  • Best 2.0 Ton BEE 3 Star Non Inverter AC (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • HITACHI-RAU323HWDD
      • 1.99 Ton
      • 3.29 EER
      • 1652 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 2
    • HITACHI-RMC324EAD
      • 1.99 Ton
      • 3.29 EER
      • 1652 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 3
    • MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC-MS-HL24VF
      • 1.88 Ton
      • 3.25 EER
      • 1571 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 4
    • HITACHI-RAU323KWD
      • 1.92 Ton
      • 3.20 EER
      • 1633 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 5
    • BLUESTAR-3HW26LATU
      • 1.97 Ton
      • 3.19 EER
      • 1680 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 6
    • CRUISE-CWCACB-CQ3C243
      • 1.88 Ton
      • 3.14 EER
      • 1626 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 7
    • CRUISE-CWCACC-CQ3CN243
      • 1.88 Ton
      • 3.14 EER
      • 1626 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 8
    • MITASHI-MISAC203V01
      • 1.88 Ton
      • 3.14 EER
      • 1626 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 9
    • MITASHI-MISAC203V10
      • 1.88 Ton
      • 3.14 EER
      • 1626 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 10
    • TRANE-TSY22GW3
      • 1.88 Ton
      • 3.11 EER
      • 1641 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
  • Best 0.75 Ton BEE 3 Star Non Inverter AC (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • ONIDA-SILK - SA093SLK
      • 0.75 Ton
      • 3.29 EER
      • 619 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 2
    • DAIKIN-ATC25
      • 0.71 Ton
      • 3.25 EER
      • 596 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 3
    • ONIDA-TRENDY - SA093TRD
      • 0.72 Ton
      • 3.24 EER
      • 608 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 4
    • MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC-MS-HK10VA
      • 0.74 Ton
      • 3.23 EER
      • 623 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 5
    • MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC-MS-HL10VF
      • 0.75 Ton
      • 3.23 EER
      • 635 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 6
    • LLOYD-LS9A3P
      • 0.73 Ton
      • 3.20 EER
      • 625 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 7
    • BLUESTAR-3HW09VCFU
      • 0.72 Ton
      • 3.16 EER
      • 623 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 8
    • HAIER-HSU-09TFW3C
      • 0.75 Ton
      • 3.15 EER
      • 650 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 9
    • CRUISE-CWCACC-CQ3CN093
      • 0.71 Ton
      • 3.13 EER
      • 619 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 10
    • GENERAL-ASGA09BMTA
      • 0.74 Ton
      • 3.13 EER
      • 643 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)

Best Ten Energy Efficient Window Air Conditioners in India

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

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  • Best 1.5 Ton BEE 5 Star Window AC (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • HITACHI-RAV518HUD
      • 1.52 Ton
      • 3.50 EER
      • 1184 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 2
    • ONIDA-POWER FLAT - WA185FLT
      • 1.45 Ton
      • 3.42 EER
      • 1153 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 3
    • HITACHI-RAT518HUD
      • 1.52 Ton
      • 3.40 EER
      • 1219 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 4
    • HITACHI-RAW518KUDZ1
      • 1.50 Ton
      • 3.35 EER
      • 1219 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 5
    • PANASONIC-KC1816YA
      • 1.44 Ton
      • 3.33 EER
      • 1177 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 6
    • VOLTAS-185 ZYa
      • 1.42 Ton
      • 3.33 EER
      • 1163 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 7
    • GODREJ-GWC 18 UGZ 5 WPR
      • 1.41 Ton
      • 3.32 EER
      • 1153 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 8
    • VIDEOCON-VWL55
      • 1.42 Ton
      • 3.32 EER
      • 1165 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 9
    • BLUESTAR-5W18GA
      • 1.41 Ton
      • 3.31 EER
      • 1165 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 10
    • HAIER-HW-18CH5CNA
      • 1.43 Ton
      • 3.31 EER
      • 1178 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
  • Best 1.0 Ton BEE 5 Star Window AC (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • HITACHI-RAW511KUD
      • 0.99 Ton
      • 3.40 EER
      • 797 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 2
    • BLUESTAR-5W12GA
      • 1.08 Ton
      • 3.35 EER
      • 879 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)
    • Rank 3
    • KORYO-KWR12AF4S
      • 0.94 Ton
      • 3.17 EER
      • 805 Annual Units (for 1600 hrs)

The Basis of this ranking:

  • The basis of this ranking is the data from BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) for the fixed speed and inverter technology air conditioners. BEE data contains ISEER, Annual Electricity Consumption (in units consumed for 1600 hrs of usage), cooling capacity and power consumption and this information is self reported by the manufacturers. The values are calculated under test conditions. To understand more about ISEER and BEE’s new star rating standards please check this link: link.
  • We have taken the data on annual electricity consumption and categorized it by the marketing tonnage of the air conditioner. The air conditioner with the lowest annual electricity consumption is given the highest ranking. Multiple models with the same value are given the same rank.
  • It is important to note that knowing Cooling Capacity of an air conditioner is very important because for same tonnage the cooling capacity of various models vary. The higher the cooling capacity more heat an air conditioner can remove.
  • It is also important to size an air conditioner for a room properly. An oversized air conditioner cannot remove humidity properly and undersized will keep running all the time increasing electricity consumption. So it is important to choose right cooling capacity.
  • The list below contains only the top ten ranked air conditioners. List of all BEE star rated air conditioners are available on the useful links given below.
  • We have not listed Window Air Conditioners because there are no energy efficient options available in Window Air Conditioners and it is better to go for Split Air Conditioners.
  • We regularly update this list as new models get added in the BEE list of air conditioners.
  • The data is as per BEE’s standards as applicable in 2017. As per current standards, BEE has started publishing annual electricity consumption data for air conditioners assuming usage to be 1600 hrs a year.

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Here is a calculator for Sizing Air Conditioners in India

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

Air Conditioner Sizing Calculator for India

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

Inputs:

Check this if the ceiling of the room gets direct sunlight from top during the day.
Check this if West, South or South West walls of the room get direct sunlight during the day.

Outputs:

Please select a city
Size of Air Conditioner that you need:

Note:

Yearly Units ConsumptionYearly Electricity CostsApprox Cost of Buying
BEE 3 Star Non inverter
BEE 5 Star Non inverter
BEE 3 Star Inverter
BEE 4 Star Inverter
BEE 5 Star Inverter

FAQs for Buying ACs in India

Here are some quick FAQs from people who are looking to buy ACs in India:

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

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

  • 2) Which star rating would be good for me?

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

  • 3) What are Inverter ACs?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 9) Which brand is good?

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

  • 10) Which brand gives best service in my area?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 15) Which refrigerant is environment friendly?

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

  • 16) Should I buy an AC online?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 20) Is stabiliser required for my AC?

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

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

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

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

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

  • 23) Which Air Filters are necessary for my use?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Hi, I am looking for a hot and cold ac 1.5 ton for my room size of 14*16. I am quite confused between LG, Samsung, Panasonic and Bluestar.
My main concern is when I went to book the ac at LG showroom, they informed that Hot&Cold ac face the problem of cabit being pale because of heating. Also the cooling is reduced.
Is there any issue of yellow cabinet due to heating, resulting in affecting the life of ac or any other issue.
Also if the heating part is used only for a month for 5-6 hours, will it be a good choice to buy all weather?

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Hi Abhishek,
Thanks for your views .Now I have decided to buy out inverter ac I also have find out Daikin ETKP35SRV 16. Is this suited for the place Hoshiarpur in punjab . My dealer have suggested me this .

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Daikin ETKP35 is good. You can certainly go for it.

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Hi Abhishek,
Thanks for your advice that have given earlier. Now I have make comparison among ac of 3 star non inverter and 5 star inverter . I have take example of Daikin company if I have taken 5 star inverter ac than 3 star non inverter it has taken over 9 years to complete my cost for installation . With average usage is 5 months and dalit usage is 10 hours . So pls advice me about that.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Gaurav,

A lot depends on your usage and tariff. Firstly, 3 star non inverter is the least efficient AC available in market. You may find 1 or 2 models in 2 star but predominantly most models are 3 star and they are effectively lowest in efficiency as no one buys less than 3 star these days. There is an overlap between 5 star non inverter and 3 star inverter. So some 5 star non inverter models can be more efficient than some 3 star inverter, and then there are 3 star inverter models that are much more efficient than most 5 star non inverter. And then finally there are 4 and 5 star inverter ACs.

If I think rationally, BEE 3 star inverter AC is a good choice for most households with decent usage. It is not necessary to go for 5 star inverter AC as they are expensive and you will not recover the cost by savings. You can go for 5 star inverter AC only if you want the most efficient model in your house to save electricity and do good to the world. But for usual household consumption BEE 3 star inverter AC is good enough.

Now if you look at BEE 3 star inverter, you will find that there are some brands that have decent ACs which are quite reasonable. For e.g LG and Samsung have very reasonable models (A 1.5 ton costing about 35K and a 1 ton costing about 30-31K). Then you can also find brands like Sansui, Hyundai, Mitashi that may sound like unkown but have decent 1.5 ton inverter ACs at a very reasonable price. However, I cannot guarantee long term durability of these as they are very new in the market (are available mostly because they are on ecommerce platforms).

Now your usage would be about 1500 hrs in a year for which a BEE 5 star non inverter or BEE 3 star inverter AC is a reasonable choice. I think if you have budget limitations then LG's BEE 3 star rated dual inverter ACs can be great. If you want Daikin then Daikin FTKH series can also be good. But Daikin would be expensive. I think LG's dual inverter AC can be great value for money.

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hi abhishek

i am staying in south mumbai and i want to purchase a good ac with good customer support

i am looking for 5 star or invertor ac 1.5 ton
copper coil

please suggest me suitable brand and model i will b purchasing online

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

A BEE 3 star rated inverter AC is good enough for home use. You can look at these models:

Hitachi RSB318IAEA
Hitachi RSD318EAEA
Hitachi RSH318EAEA (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oKrNrZ )
Panasonic PS18SKY
LG JS-Q18SUXD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oMG2Le )
LG JS-Q18AUXA (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oMjWqB )
Blue Star 3CNHW18TAFU
Voltas 183V EY (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/j34ZwTuuuN )
Voltas 183V IY (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2r23ghH )
Blue Star 3CNHW18NAFU

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How is the daikin 3 star inverter ac (1.5 tons)? I recently bought 2 of these as they claim to have environment friendly gas in them.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Vaibhav,

Daikin has FTKH50 model which is a BEE 3 star rated inverter AC. It uses R32 gas which is HFC (Hyrdo Fuoro Carbon) which is a good environment friendly gas. It's energy efficiency ratio is 3.65 which is slightly on the lower side for BEE 3 star rated inverter ACs and equivalent to many BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC. However, it should be good for home use.

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ABHISHEK
I am resident at Delhi. I need help in selecting a split AC for my bedroom : 18'x12'x10' ,on top 2nd floor , exposed to sunlight heat from ceiling, occupied by 2 persons ,for 10 hrs/day, for 5 months/year.
I have been advised Panasonic 1.5 tons CS KC18SKY3 - Rs. 32000/-, along with Stabilizer - Rs. 2000/- .
Would an ordinary 3Star suffice ? Or, do I have to invest in a more expensive Inverter type?
Since I have an online Genset , is Stabilizer necessary ?
Could you please suggest appropriate Brand(s) and Models and should I also check for price /availability on Amazon ?
Grateful for your urgent advice. Thanks

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Anand,

You have 216 sq ft room in Delhi and that too on top floor. 1.5 ton would be really small for such a room. You need above 2 ton for cooling the room. Your usage of AC is also high so it will be better to go for more efficient AC. BEE 3 star non inverter is actually the least efficient AC available in market these days. What is your budget?

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Appreciate your quick response. I am a retired Senior citizen. I have rented out the top entire 2nd floor Apt of 2400 sq.ft., of my house. The need has now arisen in 1 bedroom. All others rooms are still operating, as of now, with Samsung 1.5 ton ACs.
The existing Samsung 1.5 ton window AC in 1 bedroom had given adequate cooling so far, but it is old and needs to be changed. I had thought of upgrading to a split AC.

I might have over -stated the usage a little bit ! However, I am open to better alternatives suggested by you. After all the Apartment is mine to improve and maintain.
I am Not sticky on the price. Of course, I would not like to go overboard in the twilight part of my life !! But I do want adequate cooling with trouble free maintenance. I am open to your suggestions. It is only the Dealer who has suggested 1.5 ton 3Star Panasonic with the USP of 2.5 Air Filter for the pollution laden Delhi.
I would however like to go by your advice. Please guide ASAP.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can also look at Panasonic SC18SKY5 or TV18SKY5 .... these two are also good and with PM 2.5 filters. Even Blue star models have good filters. But I would suggest to go for a BEE 5 star rated model instead of a BEE 3 star rated model.

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THANKS for your timely advice.
Since your specific model is not available, I am going to order out Panasonic 1.5 tons Model : KC 18 SKY 5 for Rs. 34000/-. Trust this is Ok. PLEASE CONFIRM.
Incidentally, as guidance, is PM 2.5 filter specific to only Panasonic ?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Panasonic KC18SKY5R is least efficient among all BEE 5 star rated models but it is still a BEE 5 star rated model and a better choice than the model you were recommended earlier. I think it is ok to go with it. PM 2.5 filters are there is several brands like Daikin, Carrier, LG, etc. I gave you Panasonic models because: 1) It is a pretty good brand 2) It has copper condenser with corrosion protection (just in case you are in a corrosive environment .... I get a lot of requests from people in Delhi/Noida asking for strong corrosion protection) 3) It has PM 2.5 filters (very much needed for Delhi) and 4) You were getting it from a decent source close to your place, so I believe its service is good in your area. Otherwise Daikin and Carrier also have great models.

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Really grateful for your prompt guidance. THANKS A LOT

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Sir,

As per my calculations your room's cooling requirement would be about 2.2 ton in peak summer day time. You can put a smaller AC, but then it will not cool the whole room. It will just cool the area close to the place where the AC is installed. Now 2.2 is requirement in peak summer day time. If your usage is mostly at night then the requirement would be less and in that case 1.5 ton AC can cover a larger space. On the whole, you can go for a 1.5 ton fixed speed AC, but then it will not cool the whole space.

Panasonic is a good brand and it does have 2.5 PM filter these days. I would suggest that you go for a 1.5 ton 5 star Panasonic AC instead of a 3 star. You can look at any of these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
BLUESTAR5HW18SBTU  
BLUESTAR5HW18ZBRTU  
BLUESTAR5HW18ZBWTU  
HITACHIRAU518AVDhttp://amzn.to/2rPyXwQhttp://fkrt.it/CbB2f!NNNN
HITACHIRAU518HWDDhttp://amzn.to/2rHlFAAhttp://fkrt.it/CbPDu!NNNN
HITACHIRAU518IVDhttp://amzn.to/2rwyJtXhttp://fkrt.it/Cbc5R!NNNN
HITACHIRAU518KWDhttp://amzn.to/2rPyKK0http://fkrt.it/dsySjTuuuN
HITACHIRAU518MWD http://fkrt.it/dpC1ZTuuuN
PANASONICCS-SC18RKYhttp://amzn.to/2rwFmww
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Hi Abhishek,

Are these LG dual inverter split ACs worth buying ?
LG JS-Q18AUXA 1.5 Ton
LG JS-Q24BPXA 2 Ton

My primary motive is electricity consumption.
They have indicated they consume less electricity than 5 Star non-inverter AC.

Your feedback greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Ram.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Ram,

These two models are certainly efficient and they do consume less electricity as compared to 5 star non inverter AC. But one is a 1.5 ton AC and other is 2 ton (actually 1.8 ton). You first need to calculate the right tonnage before you buy one. These models are certainly worth buying.

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Thanks for the response.
How much do you rate and suggest LG against Hitachi and Blue star ?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I think Hitachi and Bluestar are better in terms of technology as compared to LG.

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oh ok, thanks for the reply.
And in terms of electricity consumption ?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Electricity consumption is model specific. A model from LG can be better from another model of Hitachi and vice versa. In general Hitachi has the most efficient models in any star rating range.

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Thanks . Finally i have shortlisted BLUESTAR-5CNHW18PAFU model . Please provide your comments about this model . My usage would be 6 hours 365 days .

coils ?
auto clean mode ?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Karthik,

It is a very good model. It has copper coils with corrosion protection. It also has really good air filters. It has a blow clean mode which can be used to clean the indoor unit.

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hi bro,
I am planning to put an ac for my living room ..is it advisable to install an a/c for a living room. If so what ton size i should go for? my room specification is 14x11 x10 feet and my flat is in the top foor and i am from Trichy of Tamilnadu ..I am preferring Mitsubshi or O General what's your opinion?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can use the calculator on this page to calculate the right ton size. My guess is about 1.5 ton, but then you can check it again. Both Mitsubishi (Electric and Heavy Industries) and O General are premium brands. You can go for a model from these brands that has higher efficiency. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries would offer you the most efficient models among these.

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sorry Just now I have come to know that Mitshubshi electric and heavy industries are different ..as advised by you if i go for mitshubshi heavy industries ac can you suggest me a model in 2 ton and 1.5 ton inveter technology

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

MHI does not have too many models, but because of their long air flow they cover a larger area for same tonnage. You can check this link for their models: http://www.iaplgroup.com/srk10yl-s_srk13yl-s_srk18yl-s.php

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hi Abhishek,
I am planning to install acs for 3 rooms in my house (two bedrooms and for the living room) is it advisable to go for multi split ac or single split ac unit ? your valuable opinion please..

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You will not find too many options (or in fact efficient options) in multi split ACs. Single Split AC unit at present is a better choice.

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hi Abhishek,
Thanks for sharing the link ..sorry to bother you again ..its very difficult to find a dealer for Mitshubshi heavy in my city Trichy(Tamilnadu) even after googling a lot .. but there are lot of dealers for Mitshubshi electric..and when we visisted a multibrand showroom today they recommended Daikin..among Daikin and Mitshubshi electric which one should i go for? I am also concern about post sales sevice ..of these two which one is best?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Service depends on presence of a brand in your city and you local dealers would be best to tell you about that. In general Daikin has a bigger presence in India as compared to Mitsubishi Electric (I am giving just the general overview, a lot will depend on the brand presence in your city). But both are premium brands. You can look at these from these brands:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
DAIKINJTKM50  
MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMSY-GK18VA  
DAIKINFTHP50  
DAIKINFTKP50http://amzn.to/2nkUblehttp://fkrt.it/ICT3k!NNNN
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Thanks a lot..you are doing a wonderful job..keep going

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I want to buy an ac for 10 × 12 room my ac will mostly work at night which would be best option inverter or non inverter and also suggest the models which are easily available in market

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Gaurav,

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

Right tonnage depends on city, room’s location (if it gets direct sunlight on walls/ceiling or not), size of the room and number of people in the room, etc. Usually we assume 4 people in a room to do some calculations. But other parameters are required to be known to calculate the right size. A city like mumbai needs less cooling because temperatures do not go too high. But a city like Delhi needs more cooling because it is too hot in summers. Similarly a room on top floor getting direct sunlight on the roof will need more cooling as compared to a room on lower floors. So I would suggest that you use the calculator on this page to calculate the right tonnage.

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

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

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Thanks Abhishek for reply of my last question . Now as per your calculator it has suggested me one ton ac for my requirements. I have my residence at Hoshiarpur in punjab and my average usage per day is near about 8 hours for 5 months . I want to install it in my living room with four persons. So pls suggest me with my budget around 30000 to 35000

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Gaurav,

You can go for any BEE 3 star rated 1 ton inverter AC for your room. That would be the best. You can look at models from Bluestar, LG and Voltas. Here are some of them:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
BLUESTAR3CNHW12CAFUhttp://amzn.to/2oxKzmN 
LGJS-Q12PWXA  
VOLTAS123V EY http://fkrt.it/lRj2qTuuuN
VOLTAS123V DYb 

However, any BEE 3 star rated 1 ton inverter AC from LG will fit in your budget. In fact if you buy today there are good deals on LG models on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2sZf3RS

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Thanks Abhishek for your consultantation. In our market these models are not available. Is Daikin DTF35SRV161 suited to me or Daikin DTC 35SRV 161/2 .

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Gaurav,

These models that you have mentioned are not inverter technology. They are non inverter models and DTF35 is BEE 5 star and DTC35 is BEE 3 star. So DTF35 is certainly better among these.

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I don't want inverter ac bcoz my ac will not work too long in a day it will be work around only 4 to 5 hours

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

In that case DTF35 would be a better choice.

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Hi Abhishek ,

Im planning to buy Daikin JTKM35 Inverter Model . Please provide your comments . My room size is 10x10 and 9ft height . My usage would be 5 hours 365 days .

http://mydaikinstore.com/daikin/jtkm35-inverter-5-star-1-ton-split-air/p-12032-74168976262-cat.html#variant_id=12032-51103896442

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Daikin JTKM35 is the most energy efficient model out there in the market. Daikin is a great brand and this model has the air purification technology of Daikin built in. I think it will be a great choice.

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Thanks..How about air/swing circulation inside the room. Daikin uses coanda technology where swing happens only upwards ..the person sleeping below 3 ft would not get chill air compared to person sleeping at 5 ft. Is that true.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Coanda airflow is meant to cool the whole room. Usually hot air remains on top and cold air being heavy remains at bottom. This airflow reduces the draughts of air on the person but cools the whole room. If you are looking for air flow on your face then this will not be a good technology for you. But if you are looking for effective cooling of the room and comfortable temperature then it will be good. Direct chilled air on the person is not very comfortable in general (unless someone really likes it).

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Hi Abhishek,
I am looking for 1.5 TR Hot and Cold Invertor ac. My requirement according to my parameters are:-
1. Best cooling and heating capacity.
2. Highly energy efficient.
3. Long Durability.
4. Brand should be amoung O general, Mitsubishi electric, Daikin, Toshiba, Hitachi
Or as you suggest.
5. Price should not exceed 65k maximum.

It gets very very hot in summer so it cooling should have no match.

Regards,
Rajeev

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at Daikin FTHP50 which is a BEE 4 star rated hot and cold AC or O General ASGG18LFCD which is again a very efficient AC. Cooling performance of an AC depends on heat load of the room and cooling capacity of the AC. If you put a 2 ton AC it will obviously have a better cooling performance as compared to 1.5 ton because it has better cooling capacity. A lot depends on your heat load. So if your heat load in the room is 1.3 ton then both 1.4 ton and 1.5 ton AC would be good, but then 1.5 ton will cool faster.

Also although ACs are marked as 1.5 ton, but not all are really 1.5 ton. If you look at Daikin FTHP50 it has cooling capacity range of 8500-19400 BTUs/hr and O General ASGG18LFCD has range of 3100-20500 BTUs/hr. So although Daikin FTHP may have better efficiency but then cooling of O General is better because its peak capacity if 20500/12000 = 1.7 ton (1 ton is 12000 BTUs/hr). But these are the only efficient models I found in your brand choices. Mitusbishi Electric has mentioned European ISEER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) which is not relevant in Indian standards, so comparing their most efficient model was difficult.

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Thanks for your reply ,according to calculator 1.5 tr is recommended so Should i go for o general or any other model how about hitachi as its operating temperature is upto 54 deg or MHI kindly suggest.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You did not mention MHI so I did not pick up that brand. O General ASGG18LFCD is a good model. Hitachi model is not very energy efficient. MHI SRK50ZMX-S would be the best (in terms of energy efficiency), however you can even look at MHI SRK35ZMX-S as usually they have long air flow thereby covering a larger area. But then if you need faster cooling then MHI SRK50ZMX-S would be good. MHI will have the best energy efficiency.

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Please suggest Brands with specific models for AC with the following / nearest configuration
Ton - 1 ton
BEE Star Rating - 5
Inverter - Yes
Coils - Copper Coils
Dehumidifier - Is it an Option available along with AC's or does it make sense to buy a separate one ?
Auto Clean Mode - which will clean the AC coils by itself making it easy to maintain
Company with a good Annual Maintenance Service in Mumbai

Thanks in advance !

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Also, 5.8 ISEER. Thanks !

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Shah,

Couple of things:

1) Dehumidification happens in all ACs. When the evaporator coils cool down the room air, the water vapor in the air (or humidity) also cools down and turns into liquid and the air is dehumidified. The collected liquid drains down the pipe and that is why all ACs have a drainage pipe to drain all the humidity in the air.

2) If I apply all the parameters you have mentioned then I will get only 1 AC which is Daikin JTKM35. There are two ACs in market with ISEER 5.8 one from Daikin and one from Godrej and the Godrej one has aluminium condenser. So that is why Daikin JTKM35 is the only one that fits all your requirements.

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And what if I remove this criteria - ISEER 5.8. Which would be the best ones ? Thanks !

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at Daikin JTKM35, Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i (1 ton) and Bluestar 5CNHW12PAF (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2uJ1NNB )

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Also, any comments on how thick the copper coils should be to be considered a good AC - coz I have heard and I think you have mentioned somewhere that thinner copper coils are not good.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Daikin, Hitachi and Bluestar use good copper coils.

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Hi

While I went to buy the AC, one question put by the sales guy has put me again on ground zero. He asked me about my usage pattern to which I replied 8 hours a day and 6 months in a year approx. He posed another question to me asking, are you going to use 8 hours continuously or spread across the day (seemed vaild to me). My AC usage is going to split across multiple times of the day (assume 1-2 hours probably 3-4 times a day split across noon, evenings and night). He told me that it wouldn't make any sense to buy a 5 star inverter AC. Inverter AC's are useful if you are going to continuously use them for longer hours (in terms of savings on electricity bills and ROI's - considering the fact that most of them cost around INR 60,000 and I am assuming their life to be around 10 years)

I had based my idea of 5 star inverter 1 ton AC based on calculator on the bijli bachao website. But, this variable of pattern of the usage did not figure out.

So, I am confused. What should be the approach to decide on buying the AC now ? Thanks !

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

It is one of the myths about inverter AC that it has to be used for 8 hours continuously to have benefits. And it is one of the most prevalent one. Inverter ACs can save electricity even if you use it for 1 hour. The only thing that one has to look at (if one wants to) is Return on Investment.

The ACs with better energy efficiency are expensive and your usage should be substantial enough to justify the costs. It is like if you buy the most fuel efficient car (and pay premium for that) but then you use it only for 1 km drive every day, then you will never recover the premium that you paid to buy that car.

For your kind of usage a BEE 3 star rated inverter will have a better ROI than BEE 5 star inverter. The cost of electricity will be lowest for BEE 5 star inverter AC but then cost of buying will also be highest for it.

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In this case, would it not make sense to get a BEE 5 star non Inverter compared to BEE 3 star Inverter. Thanks !

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Inverter ACs have more benefits other than electricity saving (they maintain more consistent temperature, they can run on inverter/solar, they can adjust their tonnage if the cooling required is low). Usually the numbers mentioned are in ideal conditions and if any calculator suggests you 1.5 ton, then it is quite likely that you need may be less as well. And in such cases, inverter AC provides benefit.

Secondly, each star rating is a range of energy efficiency. A BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC has EER of 3.5 and above. Max that you will get is 3.8 and you will find very few above 3.6. In Inverter BEE 3 star rating is 3.5 to 3.99 ISEER and you will find many models with ISEER above 3.6. So BEE 3 star inverter AC is most likely (not all models) efficient than BEE 5 star non inverter.

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I am from Mumbai (Chembur). I have 3 cabins in office of 300sq ft, 133sq ft and 100sq ft. Please suggest the best economical and power saving 1ton, 1.5ton and 2ton Ductible AC for my office.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Vinay,

I am sorry. We do not have data for ductible ACs.

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I am from jaipur. I have gone through this whole article after then I asked you . Please suggest me which option i should choose o'general or Mitsubishi?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Both O General and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries make quite robust products. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has better energy efficiency. So I would say Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (if I have to pick a brand). Usually it is a better strategy to pick right model than just the right brand.

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Hi Abhishek
I want to buy 4 AC for my home . Three rooms are of same size around 190 Sft with height 11 ft and one room is around 120 Sft with same height. I am little bit confuse regarding power saving and money saving if I go for invester AC then I have to pay around 15k to 20 k more but the monthly saving in bill is around rs500 for each AC compare to non inverter AC.
Please suggest me which option i should choose
My choice is Mitsubishi. So which model should I buy either 3 star ,5 star or inverter?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Naresh,

Firstly the sizing of AC depends on city and various other factors. I would suggest that you use the calculator on this page to do the right sizing. Also the calculator will tell you approx buying costs and electricity costs of various star rated ACs. This can help you make a decision on the right star rating.

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Hi, how do all-weather-ac models compare vis-a-vis the normal models?
Would you recommend an all-weather-ac model for a bedroom 14x14 sq-ft? Typical usage would be 6-7 hrs daily, for about 8-9 months in a year.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I personally do not see a lot of value in all-weather-ac models as compared to normal models. I think normal models are good enough. It will be better if you do a tonnage calculation using the calculator on this page and let me know the tonnage that you need and your budget for the AC. It will be better if you go for inverter tech AC for your usage.

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Hi Abhishek,
Thanks for your prompt response. I live in Gurgaon. Shall I consider 2 ACs of 2 Ton each (12*18 Living room, 12*12 Dining+8*12 Kitchen). The open kitchen is due to pre-built design. Kitchen and dining makes one big hall whereas living room is another hall and there is a half partition wall between the two areas. I have not thought of any budget yet as my priority is to have efficient cooling.
In living+Dining rooms my usage will be very low (3 hrs a day for 3 months). In the guest room (10 hrs a day for 4 months)
Regards,

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Bhanu,

If you put a 2 ton non inverter AC in living room close to the seating area, then your seating area will certainly feel comfortable. You should put another AC in Dining + Kitchen if you really need cooling in that area. If you do not need cooling in that area, then single AC in living room should be fine. There are couple of reasons why non inverter AC would be better: 1) It has a fixed cooling capacity and power consumption, even if the load is higher, it will not try to increase the capacity so power consumption will be reasonable. Inverter AC will try to exceed the capacity and at higher capacity they are not very efficient. 2) Your usage of AC is quite low. You can look at these 2 ton ACs:

BrandModelAmazon Link
HITACHIRAU524AVDhttp://amzn.to/2r1GLro
HITACHIRAU524IVDhttp://amzn.to/2szjPlj
HITACHIRAU524MWD 
MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-GL24VF 
MITSUBISHI ELECTRICMS-GK24VAhttp://amzn.to/2rPqDgE
ONIDASA245GZE 
BLUESTAR5HW26AATU

For the guest room I think BEE 3 star rated inverter AC of 1.5 ton would be the best. You can look at any of these:

Hitachi RSB318IAEA
Hitachi RSD318EAEA
Hitachi RSH318EAEA (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oKrNrZ )
Panasonic PS18SKY
LG JS-Q18SUXD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oMG2Le )
LG JS-Q18AUXA (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oMjWqB )
Blue Star 3CNHW18TAFU
Voltas 183V EY (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/j34ZwTuuuN )
Voltas 183V IY (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2r23ghH )
Blue Star 3CNHW18NAFU

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Sir

One of Our Known Vendor have Hitachi Neo Plus 3200F (RAU318EWD) @ Rs 33,000/-. Can't I go with this model. Is this model suitable for Personal use. In case if NO give specific reason. Kindly reply at earliest please

Regards

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can certainly go for it.

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Hi Abhishek! Further to my earlier post, I realized that I need your guidance for the other bedroom that I have. Since I am shifting to a new house, my son's bedroom will also need a new air conditioned, as the current one is O-general 0.75 tons old one. It is working perfectly, but will not be adequate for his new room. The dimensions are 21*10 and height is 9 feet. Two persons will be using that room. The air conditioner will be used only for 7-8 hours every night. Not during the daytime. I live in Mumbai, on the 13th floor, 1 km away from the sea and facing the sea.

Despite your detailed posts, I cannot figure out what is the right tonnage for both rooms, as I am going to use both only at night. Also what is the right amount of money to spend so that the rewards exceed the amount spent, considering my limited and nightly usage.

Will really appreciate your help!

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

1.5 ton AC would be fine for the 21x10 room. You can look at these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
BLUESTAR5HW18SBTU  
BLUESTAR5HW18ZBRTU  
BLUESTAR5HW18ZBWTU  
HITACHIRAU518AVDhttp://amzn.to/2rPyXwQhttp://fkrt.it/CbB2f!NNNN
HITACHIRAU518HWDDhttp://amzn.to/2rHlFAAhttp://fkrt.it/CbPDu!NNNN
HITACHIRAU518IVDhttp://amzn.to/2rwyJtXhttp://fkrt.it/Cbc5R!NNNN
HITACHIRAU518KWDhttp://amzn.to/2rPyKK0http://fkrt.it/dsySjTuuuN
HITACHIRAU518MWD http://fkrt.it/dpC1ZTuuuN
PANASONICCS-SC18RKYhttp://amzn.to/2rwFmww
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Hi! I am living in South Mumbai, and my bedroom is one km away from the sea, facing the sea. The bedroom specs are 16 * 10. Height is 9 ft. I use air conditioner only at night for 7 to 8 hours. My targeted temperature is 23 C. Which air conditioner would you recommend?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I think 1.2 ton AC should be more than enough for your room. Would not recommend inverter AC as you get direct winds from the sea. You can look at these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
HITACHIRAU514AWDhttp://amzn.to/2s7QPohhttp://fkrt.it/TvTOXTuuuN
HITACHIRAU514HWDDhttp://amzn.to/2sctuNqhttp://fkrt.it/TvaXXTuuuN
HITACHIRAU514IVDhttp://amzn.to/2rS5Whv 
VOLTAS155 CYhttp://amzn.to/2sHwvbLhttp://fkrt.it/!st5z!NNNN
HITACHIRAU314IWDhttp://amzn.to/2sHvv7Phttp://fkrt.it/T30AOTuuuN
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Sir.....in all of the above,I do not come across O General AC's.What I hear from people that for the kind of heat in summer that we have in Delhi they are the best.what do u say!

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

O General is a great brand. It makes highly durable ACs. Their quality is very good, but then they are not among the top in energy efficiency (or electricity saving). The list above lists AC with high electricity saving potential. It also includes some premium brands like Hitachi, Daikin and MItsubishi. Mitsubishi Heavy also has models that can handle high summer heat of Delhi and they are efficient as well.

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Sir

Please suggest the Best 3 Star 1.5 Ton Model of Hitachi. Range max upto Rs. 38,000/-. I have choose the Model No. RAU318EWD (Neo Plus 3200F). Whether I will buy or not suggest with reason. And why this model is not so much popular on websites. Also confirm the best price of the model.

Thanks & Regards

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Singh,

I already gave you the best model in your budget which is Hitachi Zunoh 3300f (RAU318IWD) (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2sIeZEj ) .... Hitachi itself is not listing and selling RAU318EWD so they know the best as to why it is not popular on websites. As for the Zunoh model, it has iClean which is auto filter cleaning technology which is good for efficiency of AC and effective cooling, it also has isense to optimize cooling as per the room's need. And that is why it is the best model.

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Dear Sir

Why Hitachi NEO Plus 3200F (Model - RAU318EWD) is not so much popular? Give Reason.

Regards

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Dear Sir
I would like to Plan to buy split AC 1.5T Fixed Speed 3 Star of Hitachi. Please suggest the best Model with current buying price.
Also I have choose 3 Models RAU318EWD, RAU318HWDD and RSD318EAD. Major emphasis on RAU318EWD kindly suggest about the EWD Model.

Thanks & Regards
Gurjeet Singh

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Singh,

In Hitachi 1.5 T BEE 3 star rated series, the best model is Hitachi Zunoh 3300f (RAU318IWD) (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2sIeZEj ) .... the price is about Rs 34600 for the same. RAU318EWD is an old model and does not appear in Hitachi database anymore. Hitachi Neo 3200f (RAU318HWDD) would be your next best model. It is available for about Rs 37990 on flipkart today: http://fkrt.it/OqZlL!NNNN ...but Zunoh 3300f is the best model.

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Dear Mr. Abhishek Jain,
I request for your suggestion on the following: Place Chennai close to Adyar river
1. Bedroom 1, as per calculation 1.5 T for a load of 1.2 T (13.5' x 10' x 10', sunlight from west side)
2. Bedroom 2, as per calculation 1 T for a load of 1.1 T (11' x 10' x 10'; direct sunlight from top)
3. Bedroom 3, as per calcuation 1 T for a load of 1 T (10' x 10' x 10; direct sunlight from top)
Kindly suggest on good models.
Thanking you for the support.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

What is your budget for these ACs?

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Dear Abhishek,
Budget is not a constraint. Request for couple of brand choices please.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

For the rooms needing 1.1 tons of cooling, 1 ton AC should be fine. Also I guess your environment would be a bit corrosive as you are close to water body. In that case you can look at these:

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

FOr 1.2 ton you can look at these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
HITACHIRAU514AWDhttp://amzn.to/2s7QPohhttp://fkrt.it/TvTOXTuuuN
HITACHIRAU514HWDDhttp://amzn.to/2sctuNqhttp://fkrt.it/TvaXXTuuuN
HITACHIRAU514IVDhttp://amzn.to/2rS5Whv 
VOLTAS155 CYhttp://amzn.to/2sHwvbLhttp://fkrt.it/!st5z!NNNN
HITACHIRAU314IWDhttp://amzn.to/2sHvv7Phttp://fkrt.it/T30AOTuuuN
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Thanks for your suggestion.
For 1.5 Ton, we are planning for Daikin - JTKM model. Is it good.
For 1 Ton, suggested models are fixed speed type, is there any reason for avoiding inverter model.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Inverter tech ACs have PCB in outdoor unit which are prone to failure due to corrosion. And PCB repair is expensive. You mentioned that you live close to a water body and that is why I suggested non inverter models. If you want inverter models then you can look at these:

Daikin JTKM35
Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i (1 ton)
Bluestar 5CNHW12PAFU (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2t8rKZx )

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Hi Abhishek,

is it good to go with LG Dual invertor ac?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

LG Dual Inverter ACs are good. They are efficient, quite and fast.

93

Hello Abhishek,
I need your help in buying the best energy efficient 1 Ton Split AC which has a good after sales service.
Requirement : 1 Ton Split AC , 3 Star / 5 star / Inverter
Location : Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Room size : 12*8 foot
Budget : 30K

Looking forward to your recommendations for all the 3 categories ( 3Star/5Star/Inventor). Thanks

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

In inverter ACs if you want better brands then you can look at these:

LG JS-Q12BTXD (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/6CXjB!NNNN )
LG JS-Q12BPXA (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/oSPr~TuuuN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2s2WNq8)
LG JS-Q12AFXD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2s2BXHM )
LG JS-Q12CPXD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2t35uQz )
Samsung AR12MV3HEWK (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2s3i579 )
Whirlpool fantasia 1 ton inverter AC (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/jG!3MTuuuN )

In 5 star you can look at these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
LLOYDLS13A5LK http://fkrt.it/vN!dD!NNNN
LLOYDLS13A5LX http://fkrt.it/bwvn1!NNNN
ONIDASA125CHE  
ONIDASA125PRL  
ONIDASA125SGS  
LGLSA3AF5D  
ONIDASA125GDR http://fkrt.it/buKbi!NNNN
ONIDASA125TRDhttp://amzn.to/2ra7o0uhttp://fkrt.it/buHha!NNNN
VOLTAS125 CYEhttp://amzn.to/2slpQ40http://fkrt.it/buh~3!NNNN
VOLTAS125 PY  
ONIDASA125MVL  
WHIRLPOOL3D COOL XTREME HD 5S (1 T) http://fkrt.it/vN2iA!NNNN
WHIRLPOOLMAGICOOL DLX 5S (1 T)http://amzn.to/2rj9B8shttp://fkrt.it/sNlo7TuuuN

If you are really looking for energy efficient ACs then I would not recommend 3 star models.

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Thanks Abhishek! But if i have to choose between Hitachi, Voltas and Lloyd. What would be your recommendations.

HITACHI RSE412AAD zunoh
HITACHI RAU512KWD toushi
VOLTAS 123LYA
As these models are available offline here.

Also is lloyd better compared to Voltas if i have to stick to mid price segment.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hitachi is a premium brand and Japanese brand. It will be expensive. While Voltas and Lloyd will be much much cheaper than Hitachi. Indian brands are much more value for money types. Also Voltas is a market leader. They have the highest market share in ACs. Lloyd was a company that used to make big commerical Air Conditioners and recently got into small AC retail segment a few years back. Now Lloyd the brand is owned by Havells. Voltas is a Tata brand. They both make good ACs, but Voltas has more brand value.

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Hello Abhishek,

Please see the attached screen shot.
My requirement-
Looking for split air conditioner for bedroom which sandwich between living room & master bedroom.one face of this bedroom (say A) is faced to sun side.
Location -Pune (Chinchwad area)
Room dimension-
Length - 135 inch = 11.25 foot
Width - 118 Inch = 9.83 foot
Height - 112 inch = 9.33 foot
Room is having glass window (A facing) , dimension of the windows are
Length- 68.5 inch = 5.72 foot
Width - 72 inch = 6 foot
Depth of wall - 22 Inch = 1.83 foot
Opposite to glass window wall have wooden door at corner side(B side to wards the kitchen) .Dimension of door
length- 79 inch = 6.58 foot
width - 35 inch = 2.91 foot
usage- 3 hrs in afternoon, 7/8 hrs in night for 2 person mostly summer season
Cost is not issue, want good product.
Thanx for having patience for reading this.
Question 1) Which face i need to install the AC. Facing "A" can not install, B Facing -corner door is there, so which facing B,C or D?
main primary requirement - looking for model which have add lowest minimal electricity bill ,less maintainable cost
I have gone thr' your link
https://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html
Question 2) Is it good enough with 0.75 ton inverter AC,I heard daikin are less noisy than bluestar.
Question 3) Do I need to Power Saver Devices for Air Conditioners?
Both Bedroom are same, Please see the attached screen shot & suggest the best one.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Here is my response:

1) The outdoor unit should not face direct sunlight. It will be better if the AC is installed on a wall that does not face the sun. Any other wall where it is convenient to install would be fine.

2) I think 1 ton inverter AC would be safe for you. Both Daikin and Blue Star are good. You can go for anyone of your choice.

3) You do not need power saver device for the AC unless it is highly oversized.

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Hello Abhishek, I am searching for a 1.5T inverter AC. I find these two models in Flipkart very attractive:
Carrier Superia 4i - 4 star - 40K (https://www.flipkart.com/carrier-1-5-ton-inverter-4-star-split-ac-white/p/itmes9nvaxahuxgp)
Hitachi RSI318EAEA - 3 star - 40K (https://www.flipkart.com/hitachi-1-5-ton-inverter-3-star-split-ac-white/p/itmes4xg7h32wjag)
Both have copper condensers and priced same. Carrier is slightly noisy, I guess, but I do not really mind.

The reviews in Flipkart seems to bash Jeevs, who apparently is the installation partner for Flipkart. Is it better to chuck Jeevs and call the authorised service center for onstallation?

Also, are prices set to increase once GST kicks in in July?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Anmol,

I think Carrier BEE 4 star rated model would be better. It is a great choice. I am not sure how GST will play so difficult to comment.

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I went ahead with the Carrier AC. It is noisy but cools nicely. Thank you for your help.

102

Hi,

I'm looking to buy a 1Ton Inverter AC. Which ones do you recommend? Please provide suggestions in both 3 Star and 5 Star ratings. I live in Dwarka, New Delhi. Also I talked to a nearby Daikin Dealer, who told me not to get Stabilizer, if I'm buying an Inverter AC. What's your take on that?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You do not need stabilizer for inverter AC. So your dealer is right. The top ACs are listed above on this page. My recommendations would be the same.

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Hi Abhishek,

I checked some of the dealers around my area and few online shopping sites. I've shortlisted the following AC's.
Daikin JTKM35 44K
Daikin ATKP35 38K
Daikin FTKP35 37K
Daikin FTKH35S 33K
General 12JGC/12JLCA 37K
Hitachi 312EAEA 37K

I know you've recommended Daikin JTKM35 as the best one to go for, but what about the rest of these, can you rank them. I've also indicated prices, so if possible rank them for their value for money.

Thanks

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Vishal,

Daikin JTKM35 is a BEE 5 star rated inverter AC. Daikin ATKP35, FTKP35 and General 12JGC are BEE 4 star rated and would have similar efficiencies. Hitachi 312EAEA and Daikin FTKH35 are BEE 3 star but then Daikin FTKH35 is not very energy efficient. Among all ACs I think if you are getting General 12JGC then that would be better.

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Sir , Lobby size 12x15=180 sq feet single story. 1.5 ton inverter or 5 star . 7/- Rs per unit cost in Punjab. Daily running around 4-5 hrs. Confused between Daikin and Bluestar. In bedroom using Daikin FTKP 1.5 inverter from past two years with 0 problem.
Ashok Ludhiana Punjab.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Ashok,

1.5 ton would be smaller for a 180 sq ft room in Punjab. In peak summer day time you would need about 2 tons of cooling. It will be better if you go for a two ton AC. Your usage is not very high and so a 2 ton BEE 3 star inverter AC would also be fine. You can even go for 1.8 ton inverter AC from Daikin. If you like FTKP then FTKP60 would be a good model.

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Hello sir,
I am looking for a 2 ton invertor ac for my living room area approx 20*10*10 ft located on 1st floor of a five storey building not facing direct sunlight on any wall. I live in allahabad city and here temp goes upto peak of 48 deg celsius even. My confusion is whether to go for normal 5 star rated ac or invertor 5 star ac. My usage is approximate 5-6 hrs daily for 7-8 months. Now most manufacturers like daikin, ogeneral, mistubishi claim operating range of upto 46 deg celsius for their invertor series while lg and bluestar claim 52 deg cel operating range. So does thta mean compressor will trip if external temp goes over 46.
Pls suggest me 2 ton models budget no issue ...i am looking for good service and energy efficiency n cooling.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can go for Bluestar 5CNHW24PAFU or 5CNHW24DAFU. Blue star is a great brand. And these are their most efficient ACs.

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Sir even i liked these two models mentioned by you and searched a lot but even bluestar dealer saying it is out of stock and they wont be able to order it in my city.
I have zeroed in on daikin inverter 4 star 2.2 ton FTKP SERIES or
OGeneral 2 ton ASGA24 FUTA non inverter 5 star ac
Which one will you recommend.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I think Daikin FTKP 2.2 ton would be a better choice.

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HI Abhishek,

Is it advisable to cover the AC outdoor unit during monsoon. I am using LG BSA18BEYD model (Aluminium alloy condenser)
My AC outdoor unit is completely exposed to sky and will be exposed to direct rain for 3 months during monsoon in Pune.
Will covering the outdoor unit have any adverse effect on the it?

I have seen this type of AC outdoor unit on Amozon.
http://www.amazon.in/Dream-Care-Color-Cover-Outdoor/dp/B018ZGRKGW

Please let me know about this.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

If you will not use the AC in monsoons (which is most likely) then you can certainly keep it covered. If you plan to use it, then it is better to not cover it for better air flow around it.

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Hello sir,
Room size 20*10 ft, first floor in 5 storey bldg, no direct sunlight facing wall
Need help as i live in allahabad ... many dealers here i spoke to dont recommend inverter ac as they say maintenance is high and compressor will trip at 46 deg celsius. Temp goes to a max of 48-49 in peak summer this season. Shd i look for
1. 2 ton 5 star non inv split ac or
2. 2 ton 3 star or 5 star inverter split ac.
Which brands wud u recommend... budget within 60k

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Firstly, you need a 2 ton AC for your room. As for inverter AC, the PCB is the most expensive component and it fails if the environment is corrosive. Which makes the maintenance cost go high. If you are worried about the same then you may go for 2 ton 5 star non inv split AC. Brands like Hitachi, Blue Star, Panasonic, General, Mitsubishi will have high operating temperature.

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Hi Abhishek,
Need your suggestion, want to buy the best 5 star non-inverter 1.5 ton AC. Looking for least noise and electricity consumption and great cooling. Looking for a durable AC for humid weather with good humidity control features as well. Cost wont be a factor.
Thanks in advance
Atreyee

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at any of these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
BLUESTAR5HW18SBTU  
BLUESTAR5HW18ZBRTU  
BLUESTAR5HW18ZBWTU  
HITACHIRAU518AVDhttp://amzn.to/2rPyXwQhttp://fkrt.it/CbB2f!NNNN
HITACHIRAU518HWDDhttp://amzn.to/2rHlFAAhttp://fkrt.it/CbPDu!NNNN
HITACHIRAU518IVDhttp://amzn.to/2rwyJtXhttp://fkrt.it/Cbc5R!NNNN
HITACHIRAU518KWDhttp://amzn.to/2rPyKK0http://fkrt.it/dsySjTuuuN
HITACHIRAU518MWD http://fkrt.it/dpC1ZTuuuN
PANASONICCS-SC18RKYhttp://amzn.to/2rwFmww
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room size 12*12, ahmedabad..pl give view on FTKC R 32 SPLIT AC OF DAIKIN...

119

Our local daikin dealer is also pushing FTKC. Other models are not in stock

120

Same story here. Dealer is pushing a FTKC50. Everything else is out of stock.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

FTKC is a series from Thailand. It is not sold by Daikin India. But FTKC is a good series with good energy efficiency.

122

is it worth purchasing at Rs 51500/- considering energy efficiency! It is available in ready stock.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

It is expensive because it is made in Thiland. My guess is that you can get cheaper and more efficient India made model from Daikin as well.

124

Which daikin inverter models have anti corrosion coating? Can coating be done aftermarket?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Daikin models with E at the ending like JTKP-E, etc have anti corrosion coating.

126

What is the exact definition of a corrosive environment. Our place is 3km from the sea, and is hot and humid. Should I be worried?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Corrosive environment is close to a water body like sea, river, lake, nallah or any chemical factory. If you get direct winds from the sea, then you should certainly be worried.

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Thanks! I'd rather play safe and get one with corrosion protection. Between the Daikin FTKC50 at 56K (all inclusive) and BLUESTAR-5CNHW18PAFU at 58K, which one would be a better pick? The JTKP-E series in not in stock, and FTKC's brochure from Vietnam says: "The outdoor unit's heat exchanger fins are processed using a special anti-corrosion treatment. The surface is covered with a thin acrylic resin layer to provide enhanced resistance to acid rain and salt corrosion". Does that sound sufficient?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Blue Star 5CNHW18PAFU is a better option.

130

Hi Abhishek,

I need your help, i buy a Hitachi Raw312/kwd 3 star window ac for my room size 10*9*9. i want to know which mode is the best for electricity saving. Ac EER is 2.95*.
And how much my ac consumed Electricity unit per hour at the TEmp. set 25.
Thanks In advance

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

It is rated to consume 921 units in 1600 hrs of usage. So about 0.6 units in an hour (these are numbers in test conditions, actual number can be a bit higher).

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Hi,
I followed your very informative site and gathered some basic necessary knowledge. But still i need your suggestion on purchase of a split AC for domestic use.
City: Varanasi (Dry to low moisture, extreme hot and cold)
Room size = Apprx 11ft x 12 ft.
2nd floor, below the topmost floor.
Direct sunlight on a wall + window for an hour
Intended use: 10 hrs a day during peak hours (1 month in a year)
My preference order: Anti-corrosion protection, high durability, low energy consumption, air filter
Budget: INR 35K.

Please suggest one/two good model.

Thanks.

Necessary

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You need 1.3 tons of air conditioning for your room. So you will have to go for 1.5 ton AC. If your use is only for 1 month then you can go for BEE 3 star rated AC as well. If you want corrosion protection then you should look at Hitachi, Blue Star, Panasonic. You can look at these:

Hitachi RAU318HWDD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2s3eOmY , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/7JOF1!NNNN )
Hitachi RAU317KWD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2s333Nj )
Panasonic CS-YC18RKY3-1 (Amazon LInk: http://amzn.to/2sqKIu7 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/7JEXa!NNNN )

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Many thanks. Could you please suggest one/two models from BLUESTAR as well? Also, if you please make a pros and cons between HITACHI models and BLUESTAR models suggested. Thanks again for the great service you are doing.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

In Blue Star you can look at 3HW18RCU, 3HW18RGU or 3HW18IAU models. Hitachi models that I gave are more energy efficient as compared to these blue star models. I just picked the top 3 in terms of efficiency. Bluestar is also a great brand otherwise.

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Hi Abhishek, Need your small help.
As per above AC tonnage calculator, it suggests the size as 2 Ton.
I want to clarify whether 1.5 Ton Inverter AC will suffice as my choice or not.

Thanking You in anticipation.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

If the calculator says 2 ton then 1.5 ton inverter will not be sufficient.

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Hi Abhishek, I need you help in deciding Split AC
I am staying at top floor in delhi with room dimension (15*10*10) and has running requirement of 8- 10 hrs.
1.Is it worth going for invertor ACs
2.I have finalized two ACs daikin FTKH50SRV 3 star and FTKP50SRV 4 star , one factor that is pulling me back to go for FTKH model is that its Max cooling capacity is 17100 btu/hr and for FTKP its 19200 btu/hr, Does it make any difference in cooling as its top floor and room gets heats up alot in night.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Rahul,

Your room requires 1.6 tons of cooling in peak summer day time. So 1.5 ton AC would be fine. It is certainly worth going for inverter ACs as they save electricity. Cooling capacity is directly related to tonnage. 1 ton is 12000 BTU/hr. This is the rate at which the AC can extract heat from the room. Higher the cooling capacity faster would be the cooling. So it is better to go for a model that has higher cooling capacity in your case because your room needs 1.6 tons (19200 btu/hr) of cooling in peak summers.

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HI Abishek,

This is shan from chennai, this site give good information about AC.
I am planning to buy 1 ton inverter AC(12*12 Ground floor no direct sunlight), my budget is around Rs.35000 please suggest me shall i go for any one of the following model.

BLUE STAR- 3CNHW12CAFU
LG - JSQ12SUXD
Carrier AC 1Ton Octra Inverter 4I 4Star

LG is cheaper than others but i am not sure about the Anti corrosion layer

Thanks,
shan

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Blue Star will have anti corrosion layer. But in terms of electricity saving Carrier Octra Inverter 4 star would be much better than the other two. I think Carrier Octra 4 star would be a better choice in your budget.

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hi i want to buy ac for 3 rooms 1 is 120 sqfoot other 144 sqfoot and the 3rd one 300 sq foot al have 1 door and 2 windows living in akola maharashtra in both small rooms 1.5 ton ac installed both inverter 3 star acs but still i am getting 16000 rs monthly electric bill for 10 hrs usage during summer we dnt use ac other than summer months what can be the problem we receive direct sunlight living on first floor nothing above the roof insulation of roo not done everybody suggested 1.5 ton ac summer temp otside reaches 46 to 48 degrees dnt feel clammy while using ac are my acs big or my room i want to minimise my electric cunsumption can u suggest anything

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Krunal,

Do you want to buy a new AC or you have already bought ACs? If you have 1.5 ton inverter ACs then they should work perfectly fine for your two small rooms. I see no reason for them to consume a lot of electricity. Do you keep the rooms open at night? You can certainly get insulation done on the roof. You can simply put white chuna on the roof so that it reflects sunlight and reduces some heat. But I see no reason why 1.5 ton inverter AC of BEE 3 star should give you high electricity bills.

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Hello Abhishek.
Thanks a lot for the updates on air conditioners 2017!!
My room size is 12x12 ft.
Usage is about 3-4 hrs/day maximum.
Budget 30-35 K.
Location is Zirakpur, Punjab.
Please suggest me to buy a split ac.
1. Hitachi RAU 312 KWD is available in market. But it is 0.98 ton. Price is ~30 K, including stabilizer and installation.
2. Hitachi RAU 312 HWDD not available in market. Available online. I have some apprehensions buying an ac online. Please help.
3. Hitachi RAU 312 HUD available in stores. I have not come across your review on it.
4. Should I go for higher (1.2 or 1.5) tonnage, or .98/1 ton is ok?

Thanks.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Sumit,

A lot depends on your room's location. If it gets direct sunlight on ceiling (there is no construction on top of the room) then you would need 1.5 ton cooling. If the walls are also west/south west facing then you would need 1.7 tons of cooling in peak summer day time. So it truly depends. I would suggest that you first use the calculator on this page and let me know the tonnage it suggests and your budget and I can give you some recommendations.

146

Thank you, Abhishek.
As per the calculation, "Size of Air Conditioner that you need:
1.5 Ton (For cooling requirement of 1.2 Ton)".
I'm on 6th floor in a 8 floor apartment. Room facing East.
My budget is 35 K maximum.
Please suggest for split AC.
Thanks.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

If your usage is mostly at night then even 1 ton inverter AC would be good enough and you can get good inverter ACs in 35K. 1 ton inverter ACs can extend to 1.2 ton. You can look at these 1 ton ACs:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
BLUESTAR3CNHW12CAFUhttp://amzn.to/2oxKzmN 
LGJS-Q12PWXA  
VOLTAS123V EY http://fkrt.it/lRj2qTuuuN
VOLTAS123V DYb 

In case of inverter ACs oversizing is also not too bad. You can also look at 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

LG JS-Q18CPXD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rZ5jFv )
LG JS-Q18AFXD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rYFHso )
LG JS-Q18ATXD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2s76PGH )

If you are fine with compromising on brand then these will also work:

Hyundai HS4I54.GCO-CM (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/2wmwN!NNNN )
Mitashi MiSAC15INv20 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/2wV3C!NNNN )
Sansui SS4C54.WS1-CM (Flipkart LInk: http://fkrt.it/LB3MFTuuuN )

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Thanks, Abhishek.
Any suggestions on non inverter ACs?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at these:

Hitachi RAU514AWD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2qavesv , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/tPMA7!NNNN )
Hitachi RAU514HWDD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2r7AL0D , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/tPUFQ!NNNN )
Hitachi RAU514IVD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2ps0Knk )
Voltas 155 CY (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2qaAj4d , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/tPclo!NNNN )

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Thanks a lot, Abhishek.

151

My usage will be mostly for night.

152

Room dimensions 12x12x10
LxBxH

153

Hi! Abhisekh. I live in Guwahati. Assam. I plan to buy an 5 Star window AC, Size of the room is 14 X 11 X 9.5 (LxWxH).
Please suggest which one would be better keeping in mind the operational cost, and after sales service. Your advise would be very helpful.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

A 1.2 ton AC would be better for you. You can look at these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
WHIRLPOOLMAGICOOL COPR 5S (1.2 T) http://fkrt.it/l!2HfTuuuN
BLUESTAR5W12GAhttp://amzn.to/2s9XkWWhttp://fkrt.it/lOlGzTuuuN
HITACHIRAV513HUDhttp://amzn.to/2t0eKBQhttp://fkrt.it/WTwug!NNNN
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Hi Abhishek,

I had purchased a 1.5 ton ac 3 star brand called "Koryo" in March 2015, first few months my bills jumped to 5K a month compared to 1000 avg before buying a AC, consumption was also not more than 6-8 hours a day, i live on 4th floor in a 4 floor building and have direct sunlight in day from terrace, entrance and window on the other side. there was cooling issues and high bill issue,Now i am planning to scrap this AC and return to vendor by getting some depreciation amount, Now i want to purchase new ac for which i have budget of 30-32k, i was keen for voltas as my friends are using the same. Could you please assist me, My house is 1 room & kitchen , total area of room and kitchen 18*10 (180 carpet), 4 in family. I want an ac that gives nice cooling and also saves energy so i don't end up paying high bills. Thanks

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Which city do you live in? Also will it be possible to separate out kitchen from air conditioning requirement? Because kitchen can add a lot of heat load and you cooling requirement would increase significantly.

157

Hi abhishek, I am from mumbai. Can u suggest me in both cases what would be ideal capacity of Ac to buy. If it's separate and if it is not. Coz if I separate the room size would be 130-140 carpet from 180 carpet earlier. I was really not happy with the cooling power of Koryo brand and still high bills was a nightmare. So decided to change the Ac. Thanks

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Rahul,

If you separate the two rooms then even 1 ton may work for 130-140 sq ft. For 180 sq ft you will need 1.5 ton. I would suggest that you look at BEE 3 star rated inverter technology AC. If you can extend your budget by a bit (about 35K) then you can get models from LG. You can check these:

LG JS-Q18CPXD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rZ5jFv )
LG JS-Q18AFXD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rYFHso )
LG JS-Q18ATXD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2s76PGH )

These are really good on efficiency.

If you are looking for cheaper models then you may also look at these:

Hyundai HS4I54.GCO-CM (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/2wmwN!NNNN )
Mitashi MiSAC15INv20 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/2wV3C!NNNN )
Sansui SS4C54.WS1-CM (Flipkart LInk: http://fkrt.it/LB3MFTuuuN )

But LG is a better brand.

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Thanks for sharing details. Can u suggest me best Ac brand between Voltas,LG, Hitachi. Also what is better a 1.5 ton BEE 5star or 1.5 ton BEE 3 star invertor or 1.5 ton BEE 3 star. Since I am on last floor I feel 1 ton would be less even if I separate the kitchen. What do u feel.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Rahul,

Hitachi is a premium brand. It would be the best but would be expensive. If you have less budget, you will not get a very energy saving model from Hitachi. LG and Voltas are good value for money brands.

There is no comparison of BEE 3 star non inverter with BEE 3 star inverter. The best would be to go for BEE 3 star inverter, then BEE 5 star non inverter and in Mumbai I would not recommend you to go for BEE 3 star non inverter. Electricity costs are too high in Mumbai and BEE 3 star non inverter will not be worth it. You should better go for 1.5 ton inverter AC. This is because you cannot completely separate out kitchen.

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Also adding to this I went to the store again and was being Told to go with Koryo brand again since now bluestar makes Ac parts for them and the new version will not disappoint. But with my last experience I dont want To take a chance. Plz share ur opinion. Thanks

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Do not go for Koryo.

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Hello Abhishek, I am from Hooghly(near 50 km from Kolkata) , West Bengal , average relative humidity 78% , planning to take 1 ton 5 star inverter AC , price above 40000. I live in ground floor and a pond just beside my building . I visited different shop, as per salesmens' advice panasonic TS12SKY be a good choice for me. May be this model is full copper bluefin coated and ODU built in structure is very good, but cooling efficiency just - (W) 3400(1610-3870). So I confused about this model .Please suggest me

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Kaushik,

Panasonic TS12SKY is a really good model. It would certainly rank among top ten in Inverter ACs (we have to update our data). The only models that I can think of that are better in efficiency would be:

Daikin JTKM35
Hitachi RAU512CWEA (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rwXaaL , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/dtK3xTuuuN )
Godrej GSC 12 GIG 5 DGOG (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/dyrJGTuuuN )

But among these Hitachi and Panasonic would have strong corrosion protection. I think Panasonic model is a good choice.

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Hi , I want to purchase a window AC ( 1.5 TN) in Delhi. Which one is best ?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hitachi RAV518HUD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2negUKO , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/AF7GETuuuN )

or

Hitachi RAT518HUD (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2mMYF3P , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/AFS7ETuuuN )

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Hi Abhishek
After discussing with you i took Blue Star 5HW18SBTU and using it from nearly 20 days nd its working good, consuming 4 units less than my old unit, it consumes 7 units for 7 hours(approx) in night time, cools the room much better, the outdoor unit is bulky, anti-corrosive blue-fin technology is impressive, filters are impressive nd much better, the customer service response is prompt nd impressive provides installation within 24 hrs of contacting them, i will give a big thumbs up for its customer care response here in my area. overall its very satisfactory for me. I tried to upload the photos but its not working it seems, may be due to some error on webpage. Thank you for your valuable suggestions nd helping me to choose the better one.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Thanks a lot for the feedback Sekhar. This is really helpful. I am sure many others with benefit from it as well.

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outdoor unit with blue-fin anti-corrosive copper made

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photos

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Hi, Need 1 ton aplit AC inverter. Which will be best

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

These 3 are the top ones:

Daikin JTKM35
Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i
Blue Star 5CNHW12PAFU (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2qU5qhq )

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1 ton Split Inverter Ac

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Hi sir
have short listed 2 Inverter Split Air Conditioner (1Ton & 5 Star)
DAIKIN JTKM35 Inverter
Whirlpool 3D Cool Inverter 5S
Which of these 2 are better in Quality and other Efficiency and Warranty.
Which one is the best to go for?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Daiki JTKM35 would be the best.

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