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

By on January 20, 2017
Hindi Translation: बिजली की खपत और आकार के अनुसार भारत में दस सबसे अच्छे एयर कंडीशनर

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

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

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

 

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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 BLUE STAR 5CNHW09PAFU 4.71 0.80 453 41900.0
2 DAIKIN FTKM25RRV16 4.70 0.70 412 35900.0
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4.17 0.70 464 34500.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 HITACHI RAU512CWEA

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5.75 1.00 492 57000.0
2 GODREJ GSC 12 GIG 5 DGOG

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5.20 1.00 512 46990.0
3 HITACHI RAU512AWEA 4.86 1.00 560 53690.0
4 LG BSA12PMZD 4.74 1.00 584 48490.0
5 BLUE STAR 5CNHW12PAFU

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4.71 1.00 565 38290.0
6 DAIKIN FTKM35RRV16 4.70 1.00 577 40000.0
7 TOSHIBA RAS-13N3KCV-IN + RAS-13N3ACV-IN 4.66 1.00 592 42668.0
8 GODREJ GSC 12 GIA 5 AWOG

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4.55 1.00 578 46499.0
9 VIDEOCON VSX37 4.53 1.00 587 0.0
10 LG BSA12BEYD 4.20 1.00 648 40900.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 HITACHI RAU518CWEA

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5.00 1.50 817 54993.0
2 GODREJ GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG

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4.90 1.40 791 55990.0
3 BLUE STAR 5CNHW18PAFU

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4.75 1.50 839 47590.0
4 DAIKIN FTKM50RRV16 4.70 1.40 824 31500.0
5 HITACHI RAU518IWEA

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4.70 1.50 868 56988.0
6 TOSHIBA RAS-18N3KCV-IN + RAS-18N3ACV-IN 4.69 1.40 818 55566.0
7 VIDEOCON VSX57 4.59 1.50 861 0.0
8 GODREJ GSC 18 GIA 5 AWOG 4.55 1.40 850 52499.0
9 VOLTAS 185V Crown (AW) 4.51 1.50 892 60792.0
10 VOLTAS 185V DYe 4.51 1.50 892 49542.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 BLUE STAR 5CNHW24PAFU 4.89 1.80 987 68800.0
2 DAIKIN FTKM60RRV16 4.70 1.70 989 62900.0
3 TOSHIBA RAS-22N3KCV-IN + RAS-22N3ACV-IN 4.57 1.70 997 61857.0
4 HITACHI RAU424EWEAS 4.21 2.00 1287 56990.0
5 HITACHI RAU424IWEA 4.21 2.00 1287 58599.0
6 LG BSA24BEYD 4.20 1.80 1176 58990.0
7 LG BSA24MAYD 4.20 1.80 1176 62400.0
8 DAIKIN FTKP60RRV16 4.17 1.70 1113 57400.0
9 DAIKIN FTKP71RRV16 4.17 2.00 1318 65899.0


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

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

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


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 BLUE STAR 3CNHW12TAFU 3.99 1.00 669 32750.0
2 HITACHI RAU312AWEA

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3.94 1.00 691 42699.0
3 HITACHI RAU312EWEAS 3.94 1.00 691 40990.0
4 DAIKIN FTKH35RRV16

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3.65 1.00 742 38400.0
5 BLUE STAR 3CNHW12NAFU 3.63 1.00 731 40000.0
6 VOLTAS 123V EY 3.60 1.00 731 34527.0
7 VOLTAS 123V DYb 3.55 1.00 785 34527.0
8 WHIRLPOOL FANTASIA INVERTER (1 T) 3.55 1.00 741 34949.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 HITACHI RAU318AWEA

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3.96 1.50 1030 49800.0
2 HITACHI RAU318EWEAS 3.96 1.50 1030 55000.0
3 LG JS-Q18NPXA 3.86 1.50 1041 43990.0
4 BLUE STAR 3CNHW18TAFU 3.77 1.50 1065 44587.0
5 HITACHI RAU318KWEA

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3.71 1.40 1044 43600.0
6 VOLTAS 183V IY 3.70 1.50 1066 40072.0
7 VOLTAS 183V EY 3.70 1.50 1066 40227.0
8 BLUE STAR 3CNHW18NAFU 3.67 1.50 1085 39860.0
9 DAIKIN FTKH50RRV16

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3.65 1.40 1061 39799.0
10 VOLTAS 183V DYb 3.65 1.50 1081 40227.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 HITACHI RAU324AWEA

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3.96 2.00 1367 56988.0
2 BLUE STAR 3CNHW24NAFU 3.95 1.80 1238 57390.0
3 DAIKIN FTKH60RRV16 3.65 1.70 1272 57990.0


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

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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 MITSUBISHI SRK10CRS-S6 3.65 0.80 2700 573 36137.0
2 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK10VA

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3.65 0.80 2700 573 30000.0
3 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GL10VF 3.61 0.80 2800 600 28899.0
4 BLUE STAR 5HW09SAFU

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3.54 0.80 2776 608 32900.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 BLUE STAR 5HW12ZAWTU

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3.70 1.00 3400 712 37500.0
2 GODREJ GSC 12 FG6 ROG 3.70 1.00 3375 706 36899.0
3 LLOYD LS13A5LK 3.63 1.00 3569 762 27000.0
4 LLOYD LS13A5LX 3.63 1.00 3569 762 23399.0
5 ONIDA CHERRY- SA125CHE 3.63 1.00 3450 735 28900.0
6 ONIDA PEARLZ- SA125PRL 3.63 1.00 3450 735 29900.0
7 ONIDA SGS- SA125SGS 3.63 1.00 3450 735 28900.0
8 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GL13VF 3.61 1.00 3650 782 35599.0
9 PANASONIC CS-KC12RKY-1 3.61 1.00 3520 755 28799.0
10 PANASONIC CS-SC12RKY 3.61 1.00 3520 755 34900.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 HITACHI RAU520AVD

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4.00 1.60 5700 1103 46310.0
2 HITACHI RAU520MWD 4.00 1.60 5700 1103 54490.0
3 BLUE STAR 5HW18ZAWTU

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3.80 1.50 5250 1068 41699.0
4 HITACHI RAU514AWD

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3.80 1.20 4050 824 30499.0
5 HITACHI RAU514HWDD

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3.80 1.20 4050 824 28990.0
6 HITACHI RAU514HWDS

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3.80 1.20 4050 824 29490.0
7 HITACHI RAU514IVD

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3.80 1.20 4050 824 32299.0
8 GODREJ GSC 18 FG6 ROG 3.70 1.40 5000 1046 42599.0
9 HITACHI RAU518AVD

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3.70 1.60 5500 1150 40699.0
10 HITACHI RAU518HWDD 3.70 1.60 5500 1150 42990.0


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

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3.61 2.00 7030 1510 59090.0
2 HITACHI RAU524IVD

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3.61 2.00 7030 1510 60000.0
3 HITACHI RAU524MWD 3.61 2.00 7030 1510 56386.0
4 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GL24VF 3.58 1.90 6650 1440 56599.0
5 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-GK24VA

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3.57 1.90 6600 1432 54599.0
6 ONIDA GLAZE- SA245GZE 3.57 1.90 6700 1451 46900.0
7 TOSHIBA RAS-25S3KPS-IN + RAS-25S3APS-IN 3.56 1.90 6700 1455 0.0
8 VOLTAS 2.0 T 245 DYb 3.56 1.80 6200 1348 45752.0
9 VOLTAS 2.0 T 245 DYe 3.56 1.80 6200 1348 0.0
10 VOLTAS 2.0 T 245 DY

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3.55 1.80 6300 1373 45650.0


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

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

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3.29 0.80 2664 627 17599.0
2 DAIKIN ATC25RRV16 3.25 0.70 2500 596 21599.0
3 DAIKIN DTC25RRV16 3.25 0.70 2500 596 24999.0
4 DAIKIN DTC35RRV16

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3.25 0.70 2500 596 28799.0
5 DAIKIN FTC25RRV16 3.25 0.70 2500 596 27800.0
6 ONIDA TRENDY-SA093TRD 3.24 0.70 2550 608 26790.0
7 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-HK10VA

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3.23 0.70 2600 623 22670.0
8 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-HL10VF 3.23 0.80 2650 635 24899.0
9 LLOYD LS9A3P 3.20 0.70 2582 625 17599.0
10 LLOYD LS9A3DX 3.14 0.70 2527 622 17599.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 HITACHI RAU312EWD 3.29 1.00 3517 828 28399.0
2 HITACHI RAU312HWDD 3.29 1.00 3517 828 27190.0
3 HITACHI RAU312HWDS 3.29 1.00 3517 828 28990.0
4 HITACHI RAU312KWD

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3.29 1.00 3457 813 29490.0
5 HITACHI RAU314IWD

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3.29 1.10 3900 917 29799.0
6 LLOYD LS13AA3 3.29 1.00 3650 859 22800.0
7 MITSUBISHI SRK12CR-S6 3.29 1.00 3500 824 38365.0
8 HITACHI RAU314AWD

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3.26 1.10 3810 906 29990.0
9 CARRIER Octra 3 Star

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3.25 1.00 3350 797 31499.0
10 CARRIER Superia 3 Star 3.25 1.00 3350 797 36400.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 HITACHI RAU318AWD

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3.29 1.50 5362 1262 34000.0
2 HITACHI RAU318HWDD 3.29 1.50 5362 1262 30499.0
3 HITACHI RAU318HWDS 3.29 1.50 5362 1262 32490.0
4 HITACHI RAU318IWD

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3.29 1.50 5362 1262 37000.0
5 HITACHI RAU318KWD 3.29 1.50 5362 1262 31500.0
6 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-HL18VF 3.28 1.50 5250 1239 37899.0
7 TRANE TSY18MW3 3.28 1.50 5275 1246 0.0
8 CRUISE CRC 53 3.27 1.40 5100 1208 29499.0
9 MITSUBISHI SRK18CS-S6 3.27 1.50 5280 1250 45827.0
10 LLOYD LS19A3LP 3.26 1.40 5075 1206 23700.0


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RankBrandModelISEERTonnageCooling CapacityAnnual Electricity Consumption (in Units or kWh for 1600 hrs)Price (in Rs)
1 HITACHI RAU323EWD 3.29 2.00 7020 1652 48990.0
2 HITACHI RAU323HWDD 3.29 2.00 7020 1652 45368.0
3 HITACHI RAU323HWDS 3.29 2.00 7020 1652 46490.0
4 HITACHI RAU324AVD

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3.29 2.00 7020 1652 50499.0
5 HITACHI RAU324IVD

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3.29 2.00 7020 1652 58290.0
6 DAIKIN ATC60RRV16 3.25 1.80 6400 1525 46990.0
7 DAIKIN DTC60RRV16 3.25 1.80 6400 1525 43415.0
8 DAIKIN FTC60RRV16 3.25 1.80 6400 1525 40899.0
9 MIDEA Flair (3 Star) 3.25 1.70 5950 1417 40899.0
10 MIDEA Flair X (3 Star) 3.25 1.70 5950 1417 41900.0


Best Ten Energy Efficient Hot and Cold Air Conditioners

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


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


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


Here is a short video for tips to buy the best air conditioner in India

 

 

 

 

 

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.)

List of all Air Conditioners available in Indian market

If you did not find what you were looking for in the list above then you can look at the list of all air conditioners available in Indian market on this link: List of All Air Conditioners. This list is our basis of defining the top ten air conditioners above. In this list you can apply your own filters on brands, tonnage and star rating to get the most efficient ACs as per your choice.

FAQs on AC Buying:

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

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

2) Which star rating would be good for me?

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

3) What are Inverter ACs?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9) Which brand is good?

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

10) Which brand gives best service in my area?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15) Which refrigerant is environment friendly?

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

16) Should I buy an AC online?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20) Is stabiliser required for my AC?

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

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

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

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

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

23) Which Air Filters are necessary for my use?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • uttam

    Dear abhishek.. you suggested Daikin ATKP25RRV16 and also DTKP25RRV16 models. I asked the mdoels for distributor. But they say the models are not available. My bedroom size is 115 squarefeet and i want to install .75 inverter ac. Want to use 6-8 hours

  • Rajesh

    hi i want buy inverter AC for my 200 sq.ft ground floor shop. what would be the tonnage for AC

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

      I would suggest you to use the calculator given above on this page. Just add about 0.5 tons more as requirement as the door in the front of the shop will open frequently. Also you may have glass in the front which can allow heat and light to come in. Also the calculator above assumed 4 people in the room. You may have more.

  • Girish

    Hello,
    I am from Kerala. I am planning to buy a split AC for my 110 Sqft Bedroom in the top floor. I hope 1Ton is enough for a 6-8 hours long daily usage for 4-5 months annually ( as we enjoy good rainy season for almost 4-5 months). Shall I go for Inverter type or 5* non inverter type? Also my choice is among LG, Whirlpool and Bluestar. Suggest some best models in each.

    Thanks and Regards…

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

      Hi Girish,

      To get a most accurate reply to your questions, it would be good if you use the calculator given above on this page. However I think 1 ton BEE 5 star rated AC would be good for you. You may look at the list of 1ton BEE 5 star rated ACs on the tables given above on this page.

  • KALPESH KUMAR

    Hi,

    I am planning to biuy a window AC for 1 ton, Please suggest which one should be fine, O General or LG?

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

      We do not recommend window ACs to users who have high usage of AC. Unless your need is less than 700-800 hrs a year, you should not go for window AC. If it is less then you can look at LG LWA3GW5A as it is the most efficient one that fits your search criterion.

  • Anuba

    Dear Bijli Bachao Team, Please check the EER of Onida, 1 Ton, 5 Star Split ACs. If I’m not wrong, EER is calculated as Cooling capacitydivided by the Input power. I checked the EER for the first few in the list. But Onida’s seems to come out wrong.

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

      Thanks for the correction. The specifications were picked up from Onida’s website and it was wrong over there itself.

  • niraj

    i want to buy onida inv12dla i find its power consumption is 1420 watt. i want to know in 1ton ac it is high or not. can i buy it . it is energy efficient

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

      1420 watts for 1 ton AC is too high. It is not energy efficient at all.

  • Harsh Preet Singh

    Hi Abhishek
    I am searching for inverter AC for my shop. Which one is better Inverter AC between Toshiba or Daikin. Acc to shopkeeper Toshiba consumes 1.54 amp which os lowest in the league.kindly suggest.

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

      Daikin in general has more energy efficient options (models).

  • Devendra

    Hello sir I want to by inverter ac for my bed room Which area is 130 sq ft .my bed room facing sun light for 5 hour . I am also worry about my electricity bill.I want good quality ac for long time
    performance.I don’t know which brand ac is good.please sir suggest me best ac according
    to my want with good cost.

  • Deepak

    Hi Abhishek sir. My room size is about 308 sq. feet., Is Inverter AC is suitable for temperature variation region (38-47degree in day time during summer)., Please suggest me any suitable AC size and brand.

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

      Do you really want to cool the whole room? Because depending on your city and room location, a 308 sq ft room would need about 3 tons cooling. If you put a 1.5 ton AC near the seating area in the room, you will get good comfortable temperature in the seating area with lesser power consumption. Else if you want to cool the whole room then you will have to put two 1.5 ton inverter ACs. A regular BEE 5 star non inverter 1.5 ton AC would cool the seating area well with lesser electricity consumption. You can look at the top ACs in the table above (for both 1.5 ton inverter and non inverter).

    • Deepak

      Sir seating area is near about 200 sq feet….., Either a 2 tons inverter AC will be a better choice or a 1.5/2 tons BEE 5 star non inverter AC ?

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

      Depends on your usage of AC. If usage is really high then I would suggest 2 ton inverter AC. If usage is low, then you may go for 1.5 ton BEE 5 star rated AC as well (if you do not want to cool the whole room).

    • Deepak

      Thanks sir., thinking about Hitachi brand…,can you please suggest any Hitachi Model for 1.5 tons non inverter AC.
      Sir i am little bit confused to choose brands( Hitachi,general or Mitsubishi ? )

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

      These 5 models from Hitachi are the most energy efficient split ACs:

      Hitachi RAU518MWD
      Hitachi RAU518IVD
      Hitachi RAU518HWDS
      Hitachi RAU518HWDD
      Hitachi RAU518AVD

      All 3 brands that you are looking at are premium brands. Difficult to distinguish one from another. All I can say is that if you are looking for non inverter then the most energy efficient models will be in Hitachi followed by Mitsubishi followed by General. But this ranking is just for energy efficiency.

    • Deepak

      Thank u sir.., you are great….,doing great job….,God Bless you.

  • maitrey

    please tell me about 1.5 t blue star 3HNHW18CBF hot n cool model. it’s price approximate 48000/- in indore mp. is any other best option?

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

      I think Bluestar HNHW18CBF is a good model. It has cooling EER of 3.31 and heating of 3.6 and it is also copper model. So I think it is a good model. All other options would be really expensive.

    • maitrey

      thanks. sir

  • Sumesh Kumar

    Hii Abhishek. I am looking for 1.5 ton Inverter ac. As Hitachi is not available in my city Gaya (Bihar) so will go for Daikin or any other brand you suggest. I have heard that using AC with both hot and cold functions is not good for the life of AC. Is it true.If yes please suggest the model of Daikin with both functions and if not I will go for Cooling only AC. I am going to use 8-10 hrs per day.And please suggest stabilizer also.

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

      Hi Sumesh,

      A hot and cold AC is a good one if it replaces a room heater. If you need a room heater in winters then you should certainly look at hot and cold AC. Else it should not be used. Also any inverter AC is good in energy saving (as compared to BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC) if it’s EER in cooling is more than 3.2. Here are some hot and cold models that you can look at:

      Daikin FTXR50KVMA 3.32
      Daikin FTXS50FVMA 3.23
      Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-EF50VEW 3.21
      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK50ZMX-S 3.85
      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK52HE-2 3.37
      General ASGG18LFCD 3.42

      The number mentioned at the end is EER for cooling.

      You can go for VGuard VG 400 if fluctuations are not much and you need a stabilizer just to protect your AC from occasional fluctuations. If there are a lot of fluctuations then you will have to choose a stabilizer depending on how low the voltage goes in your area.

  • k.lokesh

    hi , i live in chennai ihave short listed me ms-h18va, mhi srk18cs-s6 which one is better.

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

      There is no difference in energy efficiency. However I would say MHI is a better brand. So MHI SRK18CS-S6.

  • Umang Mittaal

    Hi Sir.. my room size is 255 sq ft… so i understand that i require 2 ton a/c…my a/c works for 20 hrs a day in apr-aug…i live in delhi… please suggest suitable 5 star a/c for me..
    thanks..

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

      You should go for inverter tech AC for such high usage. You can check these:

      Hitachi NEO 4200I (RAU424EWEAD)
      Hitachi ACE 4200I (RAU424EWEAS)
      Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GK24VA
      LG BSA24IBE or BSA24IMA
      Samsung AR24JV5NBWKNNA

    • Umang Mittaal

      Thanks for the reply sir..please tell the difference between NEO & ACE…n sir what about KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU424CWEA) why you not suggested me in the list is this product not that good…budget is not to be concerned…moreover i have been reading your previous comments & i am bit worried regarding hitachi after sales service…would you suggest any o general 2T a/c compared to these in the above list…

      Moreover Sir I have to install 5 a/c’s for institutional purpose i.e. in my school & college do these companies give any discount please tell us…sorry to bother you this much…Thanks again

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

      Hi Umang,

      In 2 Ton Inverter ACs, all 5 models of Hitachi: Kashikoi 5400, 5300, 5200 and Neo and ACE have same electricity consumption. You can go for anyone of them. The difference will be in features and 5400/5300/5200 would be more feature rich (better filters, etc). If you want to go for them you can certainly go for them. They are not bad at all. However, increasing the budget will not save electricity, it will just get you more features. But if you plan to install them in school or class then the room will be closed most of the time. In that case going for one with better air filters would be a good idea as it can make the air feel fresh.

      There is only one model from General in this category and it is not very energy efficient. If you want to try other brands then you may look at Mitsubishi Electric or LG/Samsung. Or you may go for Daikin FTKM 2.2 ton AC.

    • Umang Mittaal

      Thank you Sir..your reply is valuable

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

      I am not sure if they will give discount or not. It all depends on how you negotiate with them.

  • विशाल

    नमस्कार अभिषेक जी,

    लगभग 225 sq. feet (16.5 * 13.5 * 11) drawing room के लिए calculate 2 टन capacity आ रही है। AC 3-4 घंटे प्रतिदिन लगभग 4 महीने प्रयोग होगा। 2 टन में मुझे बिजली की अधिक खपत की चिंता है।
    क्या 1.5 टन capacity वाला AC ज़्यादा कम पड़ेगा? कुछ लोगों का कहना है कि क्योंकि बैठक घर में chilled cooling की आवष्यकता नहीं होती तो 1.5 टन चल जाएगा। परन्तु यह भी सत्य है कि मेरा 8 साल पुराना 1.5 टन का AC उसी कमरे में कभी 27-28 डिग्री से नीचे नहीं जाता। मित्रों का कहना है कि अब technique बदल गई है तो 1.5 भी इस से अच्छा काम करेगा।

    कृपया मार्गदर्शन करें और 1.5 और 2 टन में से कौन सा चुनूँ? दोनों प्रकारों में ऐसा AC सुझाएँ जो मेरी आवश्यकता के अनुसार एकदम प्रयुक्त हो। Split AC या Inverter में से कौन सा मेरे लिए अधिक लाभदायक होगा?

    • Vishal

      Good Morning Sir, I’m willing to replace the old air conditioner (1.5 ton, 3 star) in the drawing room area with a new one. The room size is approx. 225 sq feet (16.5 * 13.5 * 11). 208 ft is when I multiply 16 with 13. Our house is a two storey building & drawing room is located on ground floor. A 50 sq. feet window is towards west but is is covered by glass, inner windows & double curtains. Old AC gives maximum cooling upto 27 degree during peak summer time. Calculator shows 2 ton requirement. Electricity bill is a worry for me if I choose 2 ton. I’m from Punjab. Maximum temperature at our location varies between 40-46 degree in summers. Monsoons are humid (31-40 degree Celsius). Usage is about 3-4 hours daily for 4 months.
      My friends said new technology of 1.5 ton electricity saver inverter ACs will be a good choice because no one needs chilled cooling environment in a drawing room. Hence, 2 ton is not required. I cannot figure it out: I.5 or 2 ton, Normal Split or Inverter? My personal inclination is towards inverter technology. Please help me. What will be a good choice for me? I like Indian brands such as Videocon, Onida, Voltas, Bluestar along with Samsung and LG.

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

      I guess I just replied to you in hindi a few mins back. Well if your usage is mostly in summers during the day time then 1.5 ton regular AC would be fine. If you want to go for inverter tech then go for 1.8 or 2 ton inverter AC as undersizing an inverter AC is not very beneficial. Voltas, Bluestar, Samsung, LG …. all these 4 are quite good.

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

      विशाल जी,

      अगर आपका कमरा 225 sq. feet है तो आपको 2 ton से कम AC छोटा पड़ेगा| जैसा की आपने अपने पुराने AC के साथ देखा, अगर आप छोटा एक लगते हैं तो कमरा ज़्यादा ठंडा नहीं होता है| आपका कमरा 27 – 28 तक ही ठंडा होगा| नये AC थोड़ा बेहतर होंगे पर बहुत ज़्यादा नहीं| यह भी सच है की बैठक घर में chilled cooling की आवष्यकता नहीं होती| अगर आप 2 ton का AC लगाएंगे तो आपका बिजली का बिल भी बढ़ जायेगा| मेरे हिसाब से 26 – 27 काफी आरामदायक होता है| एक 1.5 ton AC आपके लिए अच्छा रहेगा| अगर आपको कमरा ज़्यादा ठंडा चाहिए तो आपको 2 ton का AC लगाना पड़ेगा| आपका AC का इस्तेमाल काफी कम है, और इसके लिए BEE 3 star AC काफी रहेगा| पर अगर आपको 2 ton का AC लगाना है और आपको बिजली के बिल की भी चिंता है तो आप 1.8 या 2 ton का inverter AC भी लगा सकते हैं|

    • Vishal

      Thank you, Sir! May I go with 1.5 Ton 5 star inverter ac?

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

      Undersizing an inverter AC may not help much. It will be better if you go for BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC. If you want to go for inverter AC then go for 2 ton.

    • Vishal

      Abhishek Ji, I have booked Onida SMA185MVR 1.5 Ton 5 star model. All other brands such as LG, Samsung, Hitachi and Voltas in 1.5 ton 5 star rating had R22 gas. Is it a good decision?

    • Vishal

      Sir, doosra option Onida SMA185SMH-W Smart wifi edition hai. Isme cfm 650 hai, auto diagnosis hai, condenser fin aur evaporate fins blue hain, Par Power wattage 1495 hai
      SMA185MVR smart nahi hai, cfm 459 hai, evaporator fin blue hai, condenser fin normal hai, no auto diagnosis Par power wattage smart se kam yani 1400 hai.

      Dealer ne kaha SMA185MVR 2016 Model hai aur jyada acha hai smart 2015 model se. Kya CFM Jyada hona achi baat hai aur condenser fin blue hona normal se better hai? To dono mein se kaun sa chunoon kyoki abhi to badal sakta hoon model. Ghar deliver hogya ac to phir change nahi hoga. Please ho sake to jaldi reply kare. Thank You

    • Vishal

      Just had a talk withh dealer. He said if you do not like MVL then go with Onida AURA SA185AUR (EER: 3.57, Gold Fins on both condenser and evaporator, CFM 570). Make year is perhaps 2015 and no display of temp. on IDU and a little more noisy than MVL (MVL: 33 dB AUR: 47 dB). I do not know what to do. Please Sir, help me decide: MVR or AUR or WIFI SMH-W?

    • Vishal

      Hello Sir, maine MVL Onida Ac final kar diya hai, Seller ke yaha visit karne par pata chala ki AUR model bohat noisy hai, WIFI model itna successful nahi raha, MVL ki sale uske mutabik sabse jyada hai aur users ka opinion bhi acha hai, noise bilkul kam se kam hai. CFM par mujhe kaha gya ki MVL ki configuration ke mutabik CFM rakha gya hai aur yeh achi cooling karta hai is flow rate me. Onida maine pehle use kiya hai aur vo 5 saal baad bhi kaafi achi cooling karta hai. Seller ki guarantee hai ki yeh MVL bhi disappoint nahin karega.

      Mujhe lagta hai main specs mein ja kar jyada soch raha hoon, Pehle ke AC maine bina kuch soche samjhe dealer recommendation par liye aur ache nikle. So, mujhe lagta hai ki jo hai vo sahi hi hai. Please phir bhi ek baar apne views share jaroor karna upar vale questions ke regarding kyoki kal ko kisi aur ki bhi same query ho sakti hai to usko faayda hoga. Thank you so much for creating this amazing website, Sir. Best of luck

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

      Great! Do let us know your feedback on the AC once you use it.

    • Vishal

      Sir, there was another twist in the story. I went for LG L-Energia Model. It’s awesome. The cooling is perfect. Thanks

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

      WIFI SMH-W looks the best.

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

      Blue fin is for corrosion protection. It is better to have bluefin in both evaporator and condenser. Normal fin will corrode faster if you have corrosive environment.

      Higher CFM will help AC cover larger area. It helps cool air reach farther distance. Although I do not see any benefit of Wifi (other than benefit of controlling AC with a SMART phone), but blue fin in both evaporator and condenser gives the model an edge over the other model.

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

      Onida does make highly energy efficient models, but I personally have doubts on their long term performance. If it works, it is great. If it does not then the only thing that you should think of is that it was not a high end model. Most of these brands do not cause any problems in first 2-3 years.

  • Sonia Dutta

    Voltas 1.2 Ton 5 Star 155CY Air Split Conditioner

    can i buy this…will it be good…dirt cheap…will it perform

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

      Voltas is a good brand. It should perform.

  • Anubhab Roy

    Hi Abhishek, I am deciding on a split AC for my bedroom (120 sq ft) and have narrowed on 3 options – Hitachi 1.2 ton 5S RAU514HWDS, Carrier 1.5 ton 5S 18K Ester and LG 1.5 ton 5S LSA5NP5A. The prices are in the range 31k-34k. The ceiling of the room doesn’t get direct sunlight. What would be your suggestion? Are there any other models that you might suggest in the same price range? Thanks.

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

      If you have used the calculator above and it suggests you to go for 1.2 ton AC then I would say go for 1.2 ton AC. Oversizing the AC is not good for electricity consumption. You may get good 1.2 ton AC in Hitachi and Whirlpool only. Hitachi would be all copper.

    • Anubhab Roy

      Thanks a lot.

  • Pawan Kumar

    Hello Sir, I have installed O General split air conditioner 1.5 ton last month.Now from 2 or 3 days there is leakage of water from the gas pipe joint(Point where the gas pipe connects to the outdoor unit) of the outdoor unit. Please tell me it is normal or a fault. If it is fault then what should I do?

  • DIBYENDU DEY

    CONFUSED BETWEEN HITACHI RAU518AWEA INVERTER SPLIT AC – 1.5TR HITACHI KASHIKOI 5200i AND DAIKIN ATKM50 (5 STAR INVERTER AC TRAILBLAZER SERIES)

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

      Depends on which brand has better service in your area. Both are good brands. Hitachi Kashikoi has better energy efficiency numbers. I would suggest that you check with local dealers and users of these brands to find out quality of service of both these brands in your area and then make a decision. Specs wise, both are great ACs.

  • Prashant

    what it mean by 492.00 Kwh or 492 units of electricity consumption of air conditioner for 1600 hours.. what i understood is – this AC consumes 0.3075 units of electricity for 1 hour of operation. if i consider Rs. 7 / unit as electricity tariff, then running electricity cost of this AC would be Rs. 2.15/- per hour… is it so..then the consumption is close to ceiling fan..

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

      The consumption of Ceiling Fan is much less. A ceiling fan would be 75-100 Watts max, which means in one hour it would consume 0.075 to 0.1 unit. It would be safer to say that it would be close to power consumption of an air cooler. However these numbers are in test conditions and your usage condition may vary. So it may be slightly more than that.

  • Barani M

    Hi Abhishek Jain, Thanks for the information shared in this site. I have bought Godrej 1.5 Ton inverter AC (GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG). It consumes about 4 to 5 units of electricity for 8 hours of continuous usage, with the temperature set at 26 degrees.

    The room is already at 30 degrees and insulation of the room is also good with moderate furniture. The room is approximately 160 Sqft. and also the tonnage calculator showed 1.5 Ton AC.

    Is the power consumption normal ? Or is it consuming more power?

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

      0.5 unit electricity in 1 hour for a 1.5 ton inverter AC is quite good. I do not think it is consuming more power.

  • Sharma Lalit

    Hey…
    I am little confuse between two model of ac’s hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I RAU518CWEA and godrej GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG which one is better in performance and energy consumption? Please help me to go for a better choice…

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

      Hitachi Kashikoi 5400 i would be better choice.

  • Ramesh

    Hi Abhishek, I am in a place nearby Chennai, 25 km from sea.My room size is 13*18*9 and the calculator showed 2 Ton AC is needed.Please suggest me some inverter brand ACs from Hitachi, Mistsubhishi(Heavy or Electra) and o’general.Let me know if Hitachi or Mitsubhishi is best.Thank you.

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

      You can look at any of the Hitachi 2 ton inverter AC model (all are BEE 5 star rated) or Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GK24VA. Efficiency wise both are good. If ME has good service in your area, you can go for that. Else if it is not then go for Hitachi.

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  • vasu

    Could you explain me this one:
    DAIKIN Split air conditioner- FTKM50QRV16+RKM50QRV16- 4.69- 1.—ElectricityConsumption(kWh/year)- 825.37

    I get it except ElectricityConsumption(kWh/year)- 825.37; What it means?

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

      This means if you use the AC for 1600 hours in a year (round the year) it would consume 825.37 units of electricity. This calculation is done assuming standard room size and involving seasonal climate variation. It is just a representative number to compare ACs (as this is in test conditions). The testing conditions of various ACs remain the same and this data just gives a high level number of units an AC may consume. It can be more or less depending on your own setup and usage.

  • Rahul Iyer

    Hi Abhishek i’m interestedin purchasing an 1.5 ton inverter Ac
    If you have to choose between Daikin FTKM50RRV16 & Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i?Which one will you choose based on quality of the product?

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

      Hi Rahul,

      Both the models are good, the choice will depend on which brand provides better service in your area. Your local dealers and users of brands can suggest you which one has better service.

    • Nidhi

      Try Mitsubishi heavy industries ac, they covered more area and save electricity

  • Azhar Khan

    Hi, I’m Azhar Khan i have decided to buy a.c. but I’m confused which one to buy what should be the size. My room length is 18 ft breadth is 12 ft and height is 12 ft and our no. Of a.c. working hour is 15 and a.c. we will use 8 months. Our budget is 20K-30K. Suggest me i have to buy window a.c. or split a.c.

  • Shanu

    SEE ATTACHED PICTURE naksha of home. I have 20*50 =1000 sq ft home. only ground floor constructed. Home is south facing. and on back side of home (north) , open nallah drain is there. i live in kota rajasthan temp range in peak summer 40-48 C. i want to purchase AC for my bed room size 10*14=140 sq ft. Usage daily in summer (march to aug 6 months ) daily for 10 hours. with temp setting 24-26 C.
    Please suggest best AC. Budget within Rs 25000–40,000. 2 members normally sleep in room. power tariff Rs 5.70 per unit.

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

      Hi Shanu,

      There are lot of parameters that determine right size and right star rating for an AC. It will not be productive if I ask you all of them and then you reply and then I reply. I would strongly suggest that you look at Calculator, FAQ and list of top ACs on this link on our website: http://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-air-conditioner-ac-window-split-hitachi-lg-carrier-samsung-electricity-consumption-tonnage-in-india.html

      It will help you choose the right size (tonnage), right star rating (inverter or non inverter) and right model/brand of AC for your room.

      You can also look at our database of all ACs available in market on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/research/list-air-conditioners-available-indian-market.html

      You can use the filters on the table on this page to filter out models as per your budget.

      As for brand, I would suggest that you look at our perception of various brands on this link:

      https://www.bijlibachao.com/general-tips/brand-analysis-which-is-the-best-brand-to-buy.html

      If you still have doubts, do let me know and I will certainly try to help you.

    • Shanu

      Dear abhishek.
      I have calculated that i need 1.5 t AC. I have a thought to purchase undersize 1.2 ton AC and run it at 25 C set point.
      then my AC will consume least energy. And then i wont need to purchase invertor AC.
      (A) another idea- how is keeping one bucket water in a room and then run AC. water evaporation will take place and keep room cool
      (B) what if i run cooler and AC simultaneously. will it reduce power bill.

      i have checked your database but it has lot of AC brands. pl help me to choose top5 options as per my need

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

      If your room needs 1.5 ton and you put a 1.2 ton AC then the AC may not be able to cool the whole room in peak summer day time. At nights it should work perfectly fine. Even during the day it will not cool till 25, but 27-28 should be achievable (which is certainly quite comfortable).

      Both the ideas that you have mentioned would not work well. One of the objectives of air conditioning is dehumidification (or removing the water vapor from air). The two solutions are completely opposite of what an AC is supposed to do, and thus it will make the AC work harder.

      If you want 1.2 ton AC, then the only brands in which you can get one would be Hitachi, Whirlpool and Voltas.

  • Shaikh saba

    Hi Abhishek,
    We stay in Mumbai and are planing to buy 1 ton Ac.. our usage is daily throught night only so can u suggest us which will be best 5 star Ac or inverter and which co. We have seen Diakin, Panasonic and voltas..
    Please help me out coz one of my friend says 3 star also enough for us..
    But we are looking for some electricity bill saving …

  • Farhan

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am planning to buy 1.5 ton Inverter Split AC for my 150 square feet room. AC would be used 6-8 hours every day. Location is Kolkata. I am more inclined towards buying Daikin, but there are so many options available that I am confused.
    My priority is get an AC which has low electricity consumption and good cooling. Budget would be 40-50K. Please suggest some good models in this range. Any other good brand should also be fine.

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

      Hi Farhan,

      There are a lot of models that can fit in your criterion:

      Hitachi NEO 4200I (RAU418EWEAD)
      Hitachi ACE 4200I (RAU418EWEAS)
      Daikin ATKP50RRV16
      Daikin DTKP50RRV16
      Daikin FTKP50RRV16
      Hitachi NEO 3200I (RAU318EWEAD)
      Hitachi ACE 3200I (RAU318EWEAS)
      Daikin FTKM50QRV16
      Daikin ATKM50QRV16
      Daikin DTKM50QRV16
      Hitachi TOUSHI PRO 3200I (RAU318KWEA)
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT
      Sharp AH-X18PET
      Samsung AR18JV5HATQNNA
      Samsung AR18JV5NBWKNNA
      Mitsubishi Electric MSY-GK18VA
      Panasonic CS-TS18PKY
      Whirlpool FANTASIA INVERTER (1.5 T)
      Blue Star CNHW18CAF

      These are all from decent brands and ordered by efficiency.

  • Rahul Iyer

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am planning to buy a 1.5 ton inverter ac.I ‘m confused between Daikin FTKM and Hitachi 5200i .There was lot of negative talk about both these brands in my area.
    Is it safe to purchase any of these brands?
    If not please suggest me a energy efficient inverter ac from any other brand.
    Thank You

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

      Hi Rahul,

      In general we have got positive feedback about Daikin. But if you do not hear good things about these brands in your local area, then you may look at others. Which brand is good in your area?

    • Rahul Iyer

      The store owners are suggesting me to go for Lg and i came to know they are recommending LG because of high commission.
      So if you were to choose a AC which one will you choose Daikin FTKM or KASHIKOI 5400i ?

  • Ravi

    Hi Abhishek,
    Im in mumbai. My room size is L-13, B-11, H-9.5feet. The AC calculator shows i will need a 1 ton AC. Can i go ahead with a 1 ton ac or i have options for a 1.2 ton ac. My usage is 15 hours daily for 11 months ie. 5000 hours in a year. Which 5 star inverter Split ac do you recommend.
    Ravi

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

      You should go for the most efficient Inverter AC as you have super high consumption and tariffs in Mumbai are the highest in the country. You should go for Hitachi 5400/5300/5200 or Daikin FTKM/ATKM/DTKM or Mitsubishi Heavy SRK13YL-S ….. any of these would be good for you.

  • Rohan Patel

    Hi Abhishek, right now I’m planning to buy ac for me 120 sq feet office. daily usage is almost 6 to 8 hrs.no direct sunlight on any wall or roof.
    Please suggest me any ac for my room.

  • Ashutosh Kumar Mishra

    Hi Abhishek,

    Your input are always valuable in choosing the right AC .

    I am planning to buy 1.5 ton Inverter Split AC for my 150 to 200 sq ft room..i had the clear view to go for HITACHI RAU518CWEA(5400i).But when I went to the dealer for the same they actually proposed me to go for the same with an additional and best option as to choose DAIKIN ATF50RRV161 over Hitachi.

    HITACHI RAU518CWEA(5400i) – Rs 59000/- (including all)

    DAIKIN ATF50RRV161- Rs 43500/-(including all)

    Can you please suggest me if I will go for Hitachi one or Daikin.i am really confused.as I am not getting any detail about the DAIKIN ATF50RRV161

    in web.
    I am also preferring an AC with Both COOL and HOT Air throw.
    Waiting for your reply.
    Regards
    Ashutosh

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

      Daikin ATF50 is not an inverter AC. It is a non inverter BEE 5 star rated AC. The hitachi model you are looking at is BEE 5 star rated inverter AC. There is a great lot of difference between the two. Hitachi BEE 5 star rated inverter AC will be far more energy efficient than Daikin ATF ….

      By the way do make sure that you use the calculator above to get the right size (tonnage) for your room. Depending on your city, 1.5 ton inverter AC may turn out small for your room (150-200 sq ft) and then you will feel that it is not cooling quick enough.

    • Ashutosh Kumar Mishra

      Hi Abhishekh,

      Thanks for your valuable input

      I have used the calculator …it gives me option to choose the 1 ton BEE 3star one.
      my room is 121 sq ft with roof height is10 feet and here in Kolkata the per unit charge of electricity is 6 to 7 rupess .two side walls are exposed to sunlight .so I think the HITACHI RAU518CWEA(5400i) inverter cooling ac will be the better option for me ..if I shift to any other flat of bigger room size as well.

      hot and cold acs will not be better chosen option for Kolkata at least :)…

      Please suggest. Waiting for your reply.

      Thanks & Regards

      Ashutosh

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

      Hitachi Kashikoi 5400i is the most energy efficient option out there in the market. If you want to go for it then nothing like it. It will be good for your room and can also fit in if you go for a slightly bigger sized room as well.

    • Ashutosh Kumar Mishra

      Thank you Very Much Abhishek,,You are the best …:)

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

      By the way, both the models that you are looking at are regular cooling only ACs. They are NOT hot and cold ACs.

  • vikas

    hello i want to know about portable AC are they worth buying.What is power consumption ?
    Thanks

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

      Portable ACs that I have seen are not very energy efficient. Power consumption will be mentioned on the model specs.

  • himanshu shah

    Hello Mr. Abishek,I have read your all comments,one thing is very clear that compressor ideal running time is 9 minutes,can we assume temperature difference of out side & inside for ideal compressor running time

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

      It will depend a lot on the tonnage of the AC and sizing for your room. If your room needs 1 ton cooling and you put a 1.5 ton AC, then for 9 minutes running time, the temperature difference has to be high, so you will have to keep the temperature quite low to get 9 minutes running time. Ideally for a right sized AC (ideal tonnage for the room), the ideal temperature should be 25 degrees.

    • himanshu shah

      Thanks for your valuable suggestion,now My 1st floor bed room is 14*14*10(Above bedroom is terrace) & i have lloyd 1.5 tonn LS19A3LX and i am using only in night so what is my comfort tempreture & how can i save power,AS present i keep 29 degrees,it is good for compressor ideal running or not,please suggest

    • himanshu shah

      Thanks for your valuable suggestion,now My 1st floor bed room is 14*14*10(Above bedroom is terrace) & i have lloyd 1.5 tonn LS19A3LX and i am using only in night so what is my comfort tempreture & how can i save power,AS present i keep 29 degrees,it is good for compressor ideal running or not,please suggest.

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

      1.5 ton sounds a bit undersized for 14*14 room. If you are finding it comfortable at 29 degrees then it should certainly save you a lot of power. If the compressor is running for less than 3 mins, then it may not be good for the AC. But I doubt that it would be happening like that. Just check it out.

    • himanshu shah

      As mention i would like to know that when AC start, that time compressor has to run for approx 9 minutes but when once desired temperature achieved in room ,After that compressor on/ off cycle time is lower ,Is there any problem

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

      Hello Mr Shah,

      As I already mentioned, if the time for which the compressor runs is less than 3 minutes, it is not good for the AC. Be it for any cycle (first or next) ….. short cycling is not good for life of compressor.

    • himanshu shah

      Thanks for very needful information & easily explained metter

  • SUNILKUMAR SALAM

    Hi, Could you please review the latest Samsung inverter split AC AR12KV5HATQXNA. for both 1 Ton and1.5 Ton. Thanks and regards.

  • Ram

    Hello Abishek
    I am looking to buy a 1.5 Ton Inverter split A/C.My requirements are low power consumption and fast cooling.I am also very particular about build quality especially the out door unit-the quality of fins etc as I live in a corrosive atmosphere near the coast.I had shortlisted 4 a/c’s
    1.O General ASGA 18JCC
    2.Hitachi 5400i(RAU518CWEA)
    3.Daikin FTKM50QRV16
    6.Mitsubishi MS-GK18VA
    I was so conviced about the Daikin(5.8A) and the Hitach(6.3A) but I am still leaning towards O general just because of the robust build and ruggedness of its components.
    I am now confused and request you to help me with my decision.
    You guys are really doing a great job in this forum as it really helped me in my research and thanks for the same
    Ram

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

      Hello Mr Ram,

      General is a robust brand with great ACs. So the only condition where I would suggest the Hitachi and Daikin models over it would be if your usage of AC is quite high …. let’s say above 2300-2400 hrs a year …. if it is lesser than that then the General model would be great for you. It’s EER is 3.51, so if General gets a star rating for it, then it would be BEE 4 star rated inverter AC. In most cases that kind of EER would be good enough, unless your usage is extremely high that you need the most efficient Inverter AC.

  • rkg

    hi Abhishek-been a follower of bijlibachao for years and have found it really useful- bought 6 superfans for our new house and am in touch with the oorjan guys for solar as well. I have read through most of your posts and been through the calculators but would appreciate some advice.
    I live in Bangalore in a row house. I am planning an AC for 3 rooms all of which are have a flat open terrace roof (though i have white tiles on them as per your reccomendation). Two are bedrooms to be used mainly at night and one is a home theatre room for occasional use on weekends and couple of hours in the evenings/night. One of the bedrooms is 18x15x10 ft and the other two rooms are approx 14x14x10 each.
    The calculator suggests a 3star AC for all rooms( 2 ton and 1.5t x2) and i am OK with that but am also contemplating a solar system of 3-5 KWA, if that were the case would i need to make a different choice if i were to hope to run any AC on the solar?
    For the present i was considering buying two Samsung 1.5T ACs (bcos of their longer warranty periods, inbuilt voltage stabiliser) and also a Hitachi 1.5 T star (display model HITACHI rau318evd/2015 bcos its heavily discounted). The budget isnt a major issue though of course i do want the best efficiency for my money and would consider investing more into the solar power system than the ac if it is more cost effective.
    Given that my usage wouldn’t be very much in Bangalore weather but looking at the possible solar scenario-would you suggest i need to consider a 5 star or inverter ac or am i ok with the 3star and would also appreciate any suggestions regarding the choice of brand and tonnage.

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

      Hi rkg,

      Inverter technology air conditioners are the best suited for use with solar power. The reason being that they do not need high starting current. Regular non inverter ACs need high starting current (2-3 times more than regular running current) which increases the size of inverters (although these days several inverters can handle initial surge current).

      A lot also depends on the type of Solar PV system you go for. If you go for a grid connected (net metered) connection, then the grid can provide the initial surge current to start the ACs, the rest running current can be got from solar. But if you are going for an off grid system then you either need an inverter that can handle surge current or go for bigger inverter.

      Another point is that if you want to run AC completely on Solar, then Inverter AC makes more sense also because it uses less electricity, which means you decrease the number of batteries, or your decrease the size of solar PV that generates electricity. A non inverter AC would consume lot more electricity which will make you increase the size of Solar PV.

      The suggestion of star rating from the calculator is assuming that you are running AC from the power from the grid. The dynamics change when you bring in solar. By the way if you have 3 rooms, then you may also think of multi inverter AC that can have 3 indoor unit and one outdoor unit. But then I think it will turn out slightly costlier than having 3 separate units. Check with Daikin and Sharp, they have multi inverter ACs.

    • rkg

      Thanks for your reply Abhishek- it was most helpful.
      Since i hope to have a grid connected system and my AC usage in Bangalore isnt likely to be very much over the year i decided to stick with a 3 star rated ac. Unfortunately the layout of the house doesnt permit a multi inverter ac.I eventually bought a Hitachi (RAU 318EVD) and two Samsungs.
      I found it interesting how ACs specified as 1.5 T still have a significant variation in their cooling capacity from 4600 to 5400 W – should we not be looking at the capacity a bit more closely while selecting the AC- what do you think?
      Once again many thanks and regards

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

      Well there is actual cooling capacity and then there is marketing cooling capacity. Technically 1.5 ton is 5256 watts. But then 1.5 ton is marketing capacity. Everything above 1.3 and below 1.6 is rounded to 1.5. In fact most 2 ton ACs available in market are actually 1.7 or 1.8 tons. Yes you should certainly look at cooling capacity as higher cooling capacity can cool faster. But then higher cooling capacity can also increase electricity consumption. But there are too many things to take care that sometimes it is just easy to look at marketing capacity.

  • Anil Parmar

    dear abhi i want to buy ac but confuse so ple tell me which ac i buy for this two brand
    my room is 130 sq ft.
    i want planning to voltas 1.2 ton 155cy 5star
    Lloyd LS19A3LX 1.5 Tons 3 Star

    i am confuse so ple tell me which one is good for me power consume saving

    voltas power consume 1126 watt 5 amp
    lloyed power consume 5100 watt 7 amp
    so ple replay me..
    thank you
    my email is
    [email protected]

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

      Hi Anil,

      Lloyd’s 5100 Watts is its cooling capacity not it’s power consumption. Cooling capacity and power consumption are different. Still I would say going for Voltas BEE 5 star rated model would be better.

    • Anil Parmar

      sory sir
      voltas power consume is 1126 walt
      lloyed power consume is1600 watt
      so which is best?
      ple replay

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

      Voltas would be better.

    • Devendar Singh

      if you consider carrier Duraedge 1.5 TR 3 star Power Consumption is lowest i.e 1522 watts
      Ampere -6.6

    • Anil Parmar

      hello
      if power consum is A brand 1100 w
      and B brand 1600 w
      so which is best?
      for seving power?
      ple replay

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

      Model that consumes lower wattage would be more power saving.

  • Yeshwant Shah

    Hi Abhishek,
    I almost zeroed in DAIKIN FTKM 50QRV16, but the dealer told me to refrain from Daikin stating that they are no more imported units instead they are getting assembled in India using Chinese kits. Also told that there are many complaints with product now a days due to Indian manufacturing. Is it so?.
    Is FTKM 50RRV16 better than QRV16?

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

      I do not think Daikin has any major quality problems. Most of the people I know who have bought Daikin in last 3-4 years have been quite happy with it. But yes they are now manufactured in India. Same is for Hitachi or Sharp. Any brand that wants to go big in India will have to manufacture in India. Otherwise you will have to go for brands with lesser market presence (like Mitsubishi, General, etc) that are good, but then they are limited (not as big as Hitachi or LG or Samsung).

  • Sam

    Hi Abhishek,
    I have been reading discussions and searching for appropriate machine for four rooms as of now. Two rooms are Immediate and two need some infrastructure to reduce the heat and volume as he rooms are very large and it is becoming un-affordable to enter in as it is condition.
    Location : Pune
    FIRST ROOM (Bedroom) 14’x14′ and ht 10′. 35% window on southern wall and 30% window on Eastern Wall. Room is on the south side of house, hence no sun on southern walls in summer, but morning sun remains for about 4 hours. Not likely to use in the day, but occasional use on afternoons. As it is a room on first floor and has a terrace to east and terrace above, POOR ventilation, from Feb to Sept, it gets humid, hot and unbearable.
    More often, we would use in the night only. Hence, the concrete slab of 1.5′ and walls of 14″ pack a lot of heat which does not escape even till sunrise the next day, no matter what we try doing by circulating cool outside air of 22-25 degrees.
    The use would be for almost 8 months @ 6 hrs each night (average).
    Keeping the operating cost in mind, a Split Inverter technology looks good.
    I noticed Mitsubhishi, Hitachi and Daikin make the best technology choice, though in places you also suggested Samsung for a price tag.
    I narrowed on Mitsubhishi, coz tey are a more robust and well established company in India. Daikin could be struggling to remain relevant. Hitachi has limited presence though they have reasons to perform since there is no inventory of other products with them. Also, if Daikin packs up tomorrow with little or not much at stake, chances are that reliance on others would make matters difficult.
    I am convinced I need copper condenser / coil, and strong anti-corrosion properties. Good filters, low on maintenance, allowing user maintenance most of the time.

    SECOND ROOM (Study/ Library) 12’x14′ and height 13′ on ground floor. Terrance on top of it is covered with clay tiles and plenty of breeze that keeps heat away. It has poor cross ventilation and during dry summers we need to keep windows open and take the dust in from the westerlies. The room is in North-west, but no sun rays reach the windows or walls in north. It has a closed veranda in West. Room remains cool and comfortable in dry summers BUT when humid, it is not at all comfortable. I look at a 0.75 – 0.8 ton split Inverter for this room.

    Your guidance in brand, features and capacity are needed.

    Thank you
    Sam

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

      Hi Sam,

      Mitsubishi ACs are really good and you can certainly go for them. You can check the right size of AC using the calculator given above. I guess 1.5 ton should work for the 1st room, but would suggest 1 ton at least for the 2nd room to be on safer side (the calculator will surely suggest more but then you say that the room mostly remains cool, and that is why I think 1 ton may work). Looking at electricity tariffs in Maharashtra, I mostly suggest people to go for inverter ACs in Maharashtra (unless the usage is really less). So I think Mitsubishi Inverter Acs would be good for you.

    • Sam

      Hi Abhishek,
      My wife and I visited one of the prominent stores which makes fast sales and items usually move quickly (Vijay Sales). However, I noticed that Vijay manages to makes fast sales because they often bring in out-going models with discounts. My experience with TV, Washing Machine (Siemens) and Dish Washer (Siemens) were consistent with this observations and hence I had been making stronger bargains. Today, I noticed all the models of the reliable brands (Diakin, Hitachi, Mithsubishi Electric, etc), were old or about to be phased out. They did not have Mitsubhishi Heavy and fortunately, the Indian Sales company had its outlet just across the road. We dropped into the place to find ourselves well attended and professionally led into the machines details. WE FOUND THEIR MACHINES WERE THE CHEAPEST.
      Since my wife too was prodding for a 1 Ton Inverter for second room and a 1.2 Ton Inverter appearing to be good for first room, the owner of the shop asked us for an appointment for tomorrow (04 June), to make a first hand assessment and then after his recommendation, we were to take a call.
      You are bang-on the spot when you pointed at Maharashtra tariffs, which was also appraised by the Mitshubhishi outlet for Maharashtra and in any case, with the trend towards saving and improving efficiency, the govt too could be penalising buyers of low EER in days to come right from the manufacturers end.
      These machines are fully imported. Nothing Indian. This owner’s family has been in cooling systems for three generations and once manufacturers of spares, assembled window and cold storage systems. He recently gave up Daikin, Hitachi, Loyyd, Career and now exclusive for MH.
      If I had not read here on your blog about Mitshubhishi Heavy and its standing, I would not have gone reading about the differences. Since I was not the kind who went for low cost solutions, I would not have been writing here.
      Currently in Inverter, they offer 0.8, 1.2 and 1.6. The 0.8 has not been replenished since last Diwali. There are higher capacity machines also in “cooling Only” and many in “Hot & Cold”. Though they have plenty in 5 – 3 Star, I see where your concern also comes in sticking with Inverter. The MH guy, you and I are on same page as for the Category.
      More update as I go through the assessment by the enggr tomorrow.

      Thanks Again
      Sam

  • nimesh

    Hi
    im from mumbai & Room Size is 9X9 (Mitsubishi Electric’s MS-GK10VA) is good option ?

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

      Should work well. However, you may consider inverter AC as well. In 0.75 ton inverter ACs are not much expensive as compared to fixed speed ACs.

  • Vinay

    Dear abhishek
    What will be difference in electricity consumption of refrigerant R 410a and r22(1 ton Windows AC)
    In Hitachi there is no model of refregerent R410 a window AC, should I go for other brand.
    What is your opinion on blue star and vestar?
    I m much confused in buying 1 ton window AC.
    Pls guide

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

      Refrigerant is not the only thing that impacts electricity consumption. There are multiple factors. You need to look at EER or the AC which is mentioned on the BEE label on the AC. Higher the EER better the electricity consumption.

      Manufacturers are hardly improving window ACs as they are trying to phase them out. There is NO window AC of 1 ton which is energy efficient. Amongst Blue Star and VeStar I would say Blue Star is better.

      Hitachi RAW511KUD would be the most energy efficient 1 ton Window AC. However even then it is equivalent to BEE 4 star split AC. The next efficient LG LWA3GW5A and Blue Star 5W12GA are equivalent to BEE 3 star rated split AC.

  • Vinay barwal

    Dear team,
    Want to purchase window AC of capacity 1 ton having refrigerant Suva 410 a.can u please suggest the brand name with model having this feature.

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

      These models have R410A in 1 ton window:

      Godrej GWC 12 TGZ 3 RWPT
      Lloyd LW12A3F9
      Lloyd LW12A3Z
      Onida WA122FLT
      Onida WA123FLT

  • Nishant Agrawal

    Hi Abhishek,

    My room size is 14*11.5 and height is 10.5 feet. My daily uses is more than 16 hours. I live in Jaipur Rajasthan. Here, day temperature is around 46 degree and in night around 37 degree. So I am thinking to by Inverter 1.5 ton AC but there are few reviews about on net about inverter AC. I am thinking to buy Hitachi 5300i, Dakin FTKM series,. Which AC is good? Also, you mentioned there is some noise problem with Hitachi. Is it with this model also?

    Apart it, can you provide some other option like LG, Samusng. Shall I go with these ones? Budget is no problem with me.

    I also checked O general and Mitshibishi. There are lot of good and bad comments for each product. I am totally confused now. Can you please help me to take decision.

    Also, can you please comment on their customer service also?

    Thanks,
    Nishant

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

      Hi Nishant,

      The other day I was talking to my wife and she was praising customer service of whirlpool, but when I opened Bijli Bachao, I got a comment from someone cursing Whirlpool’s customer service. A few days back we had a horrible experience with a Samsung customer service engineer and many people praised Samsung.

      Truly, customer service is very person dependent. The engineer who comes to your house has to be good. If he turns out to be good, you feel that the customer service is good. But if he turns out to be bad, you feel that the customer service is bad. It is so subjective!!!

      Now if I tell you that you should go for Whirlpool, because I had a great experience with it, but then the customer service center in your city is bad, then you would not like Whirlpool and would wonder, why Abhishek suggested me to go for Whirlpool.

      Believe me, if you go by feedback online you will certainly come back confused. The best feedback you can get is from local people: dealers and people who have used a brand. Because they know how the service center in your area is.

      NO one on internet can tell you that service of a brand is good or not in your area.

      From a make perspective I can say Hitachi, Daikin, General and Mitsubishi all are great. Even LG and Samsung are quite good, the only thing is that Daikin’s only business is in Air Conditioners. Hitachi is only in making cooling systems. Their life revolves around cooling systems and they are specialists in making cooling systems. LG and Samsung are more generalist with focus on so many different categories.

      I mentioned about noise problem in Hitachi because we have received several comments about the same. And actually I also own a Hitachi and its outdoor unit does sound loud (although for me it is not a problem at all because it is installed outside my living room). Indoor unit that I have is quite. I would not say that all models would be that bad, may be some people may have had some issues with some models.

      Daikin is one brand for which I have not got much complaints till date (I would not say no complaints but yes not too many). And it has really high efficiency models. Same goes for Mitsubishi. Both Daikin and Mitsubishi have high efficiency models and we have got less complaints about both.

      Do let me know if you want to go for LG or Samsung. I can suggest some high efficiency models in both of them as well. Mitsubishi and Hitachi may be expensive. LG and Samsung offer good quality at affordable price.

    • Nishant Agrawal

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for your valuable suggestion. It completely changed my mind. I decided to go for Hitachi or Daikin. I visited many dealers but all are suggested to go for Daikin because it has manufacturing unit in Neemrana but in case of Hitachi, if any part needs to replaced, it will take time as it does not have any manufacturing unit in India. Can you please let me know is it true?

      Apart it, What is difference betweek Daikin FTKP series and FTKM series. My main concern is more power saving as I’ll use AC for almost 23-24 hours.

      We fitted AC copper fitting inside wall in my home at the time of construction (5 years ago). One dealer told me it will not work in inverter ac as it requires thick pipe than a 5 star rating ac. So he suggested me to go for 5 star ac. But one dealer told me this is not true; Inverter ac does not have any special requirement for copper pipe. Just need to check cracks. Can you please tell who is correct?

      Please suggest.

      Thanks,
      Nishant

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

      Both Hitachi and Daikin are now manufactured in India.

      FTKM is more energy saving than FTKP. If your usage is 24 hours, then go for FTKM series.

      Also every AC has a specified dimension for copper pipe. There are standards for it, and typically higher tonnage ACs need more cross sectional area as compared to lower tonnage ACs. You need to check the specifications of the model you are buying and then make sure that it matches with what you have fitted in. If it does not then you will either have to change piping, or go for a different AC.

      For 24 hours usage, the most efficient inverter AC is a must.

    • Nishant Agrawal

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for replying back. FTKM is not available in my city. So, can you please let me know how much difference it will create on electricity bill if I go for FTKP for 24 hours? Also, is cooling capacity same for both models?

      Or Shall I look for another brand like Hitachi 5300i?

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

      Hi Nishant,

      If Hitachi has better service in your area then you should go for Hitachi 5300i, or even Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have highly energy efficient models. The difference between FTKM and FTKP would be about 0.07 units per hour. So in 24 hours it would mean about 1.7 units of electricity in a day. In a month that would be about 50 to 55 units.

  • Vinay Arora

    Dear Abhishek.

    I am planning to buy 1.5 ton a/c with 5 star rating as my room size is around 170 sq ft. I am ready to shell out up to 40k. I searched the market but ended up confusing myself. I am not able to choose particular brand. I am confused between brands like Samsung, LG and Panasonic.
    Model which I finally seleted are –
    samsung – AR18KC5UDMC
    Panasonic – CS-XC18SKY, CS-SC18RKY
    LG – L nova plus series.

    Any other brand as per your suggestions.

    Since I am resident of Jodhpur City, Rajasthan where temperature remains around 45 degree Celsius, i am actually looking for an ac which gives better cooling effect.

  • rkunal13

    Please find attached my Flat map (Top Floor). If I install 1.5 ton DAIKIN A/C on my North Side wall of Bedroom whether the AC flow will reach to Hall I will keep open my Bedroom Door.
    Please provide your suggestion

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

      Hi Rkunal13,

      AC does not work like air cooler. It does not have high air flow like cooler. In fact it is not meant to be used like that. Ideally for a 9×9 room you should go for a smaller AC and separate AC for living room. Your AC will consume a lot of electricity if you keep the door open. The air will not reach the hall.

    • rkunal13

      Thanks… I was planning to buy Daikin AC however dealer told me to go for Hitachi (RAU518HUD) because in last month dealer had received 02 complaints for Daikin AC (spare parts faulty) and support from Daikin’s end were not good. Is Hitachi is good buy ?

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

      Hi Rkunal13,

      We have had more positive reviews for Daikin than Hitachi. Both are premium brands.

  • Manu

    Dear Abhishek,
    I am from Pondicherry which is hot and humid throughout the year.
    I have a cabin which is 14ft (l)x14ft (b)x9ft (ht) of which two sides are aluminum partitioned with bison board (2/3rd portion) and glass (1/3rd portion). The roof of the partition is made with bison board.
    According to your calculator, I could only choose the size of the room but not the material of construction of the room.
    With the given size, the calculator recommended me to go for 1.5ton AC either with inverter type of regular type.
    But since there are bison board and glass in the room, will that 1.5ton be enough or shall I go for a higher tonnage ?
    Thanks,

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

      If the cabin gets too hot then you may have to go for higher tonnage. The calculations are for regular concrete.

    • manu

      Thank you Abhishek.

      Yes, the cabin gets very hot. so we are deciding to go for 2 ton AC with copper coil for which there are not many options here.

      The available options are
      Daikin 2 Ton 4 star or 3 star and Carrier 5 star whereas other options are out of our budget range.

      We found that the power input for Daikin 4 star is 1888W and 3 star is 1970W where as carrier 2T, 5 star is 1665 W.

      We would like to use the AC for max 4 hours and for 12 months. So total hours of use per year is roughly 1500 hrs.

      Could you please let me know whether it is the right way to calculate the energy savings per year as follows or do we have to take anything else into the calculation below ?

      Daikin 4 star compared to Carrier 2T, 5 star : (1888-1665)*1500*unit price

      Thanks,
      Mano

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

      Your usage of AC is high and I would suggest going for BEE 5 star rated AC. So Carrier 2T would be better. Although it is extremely difficult to get the exact calculations for AC because electricity consumption depends on the setup and climate, but a very high level (assuming AC is right sized), power consumption of 1665 W AC would be 1665 x 0.8 (assuming compressor runs for 80% of the time) x 1500 divided by 1000 = 1998 units. Then you can multiply that by the cost to get the cost of running. But then this is a very high level estimate.

  • rkunal13

    Abhishek
    The only difference between Daikin FTC50QRV16 and DTC50QRV16 is Coanda Airflow, whether this feature is worth ? The dealer in my area donot have FTC model and offer me DTC model for 32.5K

    2) My usage would be 5-6 hrs for 06 months so should I opt for 1.5 ton 5 Star model instead of 3 star ? Ready to pay more now so that next 5-7 year I will recover this. Need your advice

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

      Well the difference between premium brand and cheaper brand is that the cheaper brand will derate faster. From derating I mean, its performance will go down faster. A premium brand will derate at a much lower rate (all machines derate). So if you go for a cheap BEE 5 star rated AC then after a few years its performance would be as good as BEE 3 star rated AC from premium brand. But then all depends on how much are you ready to pay.

      Coanda Airflow is meant to provide better spread and flow of air across the room. The feature is good but not necessary, but it truly depends on if you are ready to pay for it.

    • rkunal13

      Thanks Abhishek

  • பிரகாஷ் சுப்ரமணியம்

    Hi Abhi,

    We are staying in top floor and our bed room faces sunlight !! Using Panasonic 1.5 inverter ac !! Need ur guidance to reduce electricity consumption!!

  • nishant

    Hi Abhishek,
    I’m plan to buy Split ac 1 ton 5 star and my budget is <30K for home. Which ac i'll purchase. Help me asap

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

      Yo may look at any of these:

      Lloyd LS13A5LK
      Lloyd LS13A5LX
      Lg LSA3NP5A
      Voltas 125 PY
      Lloyd LS13A5SN
      Whirlpool 3D COOL PLT V

    • rkunal13

      Hi Abhishek…. Lloyd is good brand ? how is cooling

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

      Lloyd is a decent economy brand. Not among the premium brands, but a decent one amongst Indian brands.

    • rkunal13

      can Lloyd compete with DAIKIN ? I am planning to buy my first ac

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

      Daikin is a much better brand than Lloyd.

  • Ashish

    Hi Abhishek,

    Really appreciate your quick responses and you have surely help loads of customers arriving at a decision – reading your blog.
    Here’s my query..
    I have to buy a 1.5 Tonne Split Air conditioner (my room is on first floor with specs: 15*12*10).
    I am replacing my current window 1.5 Tonne Carrier A/c (9 years old)

    Key Concerns :
    1. High Corrosion in my area – To go for Alloy based condenser like that offered by LG/Samsung or Voltas (Copper + Anti Rust coating like blue fin)
    i stay in Noida and there is a Huge Open Nallah which flows next to our sector – and as a result has high corrosion impact on ACs. Impact is such that every year there is gas leakage in all my 3 A/cs and have to get its gas refilled evey season.

    I am looking at following options:
    1. LG (Multi Flow condensor with anti rust coating) – brochure claims no galvanic corrosion – Comes with 5 year warranty on condensor and refilling of gas as well
    2. Samsung (Micro Jet Plus Condensor – with 5 year warranty + Anti Corrosion with Durafin)- Claims works in Salty environment
    Both their dealers are recommending MFC for our kind of area. If I have to go for MFC – then Samsung or LG – which one would be better ?
    &
    3. Voltas A/c (which has copper condenser – with blue fin coating) – This is the kind of coating which has been recommended in your blog – so came the confusion – Besides, there is one year warranty on condenser only.
    So pls clear confusion – and suggest which one to go for. I am ok with any of these 3 brands as mentioned above – but really look forward to your technical correct insights/suggestions.

    b) 3 Star or 5 star
    My usage is appx. 8-10 hours a day for 6-7 months in a year
    Should I go for 5 star or a 3 star rated?

    Looking for early response – have to make the purchase this week.
    Best Regards,
    Ashish

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

      Hi Ashish,

      For a corrosive environment, I would recommend going for 100% copper heat exchanger with corrosion protection (blue fin or gold fin). Now Voltas does not have 100% corrosion protection for many of its models. I would say go for Daikin or Mitsubishi (Heavy or Electric).

      As for star rating, I would suggest that you use the calculator above to check the right star rating. I think your usage is high so a BEE 5 star or inverter tech AC would be better.

  • Ramneek

    Hi Abhishek,

    Hope you are doing good.

    I have a room size 11X13 at 17 floor, I want to buy an AC for my room, can you please guide me which AC should I buy , from flipkart I checked Hitachi 1.2 ton (RAU514HWDS) and Godrej 1.5 ton(GSC 18 FGA5 WOG) or Carrier 1.5 ton (18K Ester 5 Star), please guide me which one should I buy in view of cooling and electricity consumption.

    Thanks
    Ramneek
    9899857598

  • ankit gupta

    Hi Abhishek

    I am planning to buy a 1.5 ton split AC and found Godrej NXW GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG, but I have some doubts on this AC that it has PFC Condensor (I don’t know abt PFC, Is it better than coppar?). Please tell me some more knowledge on this AC.

    and please tell me some more brands (other than inverter ) which are good in energy saving as well as in cooling.

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

      Godrej NXW has aluminium PFC condenser. Hitachi, Daikin, Mitsubishi (Heavy and Electric), General, Panasonic are some good brands that have efficient models.

    • ankit gupta

      How about the Hitachi 1.5 Ton 5 Star Zunoh 5200f RAU518AVD Split AC. Is this AC is worth buying? some sites showing it is Hitachi Zunoh 200f RAU518AVD and some showing Hitachi Zunoh 5200f RAU518AVD , Is this both are same or different?

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

      HI Ankit,

      Here is my opinion on Hitachi: Great make, durable and highly energy efficient. However we have received several complaints on their service (from several cities) and noise. However service is very location specific and if you are lucky you get a good engineer, but if you are not then the experience can be horrible. And this is with any brand. Best is to take feedback from local people.

      As for Hitachi Zunoh: there is a 5 star variant and 3 star variant. So there is a 5200 and 3200.

  • CA Ravi Kalra

    Hi Abhishek,

    I shortlisted Hitachi 1.5 Tons 3 Star Split AC Copper (RAU318HWDS) at Rs. 34,489 from Flipkart. Additionally I will get Rs.2000 cashback from Citi Bank Card. Tell me does this AC is worth Buying. Please guide me in taking right decision.

    Thanks

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

      You may certainly go for it.

  • CA Ravi Kalra

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am planning to buy a Window AC for my Ground floor Bed room size of 25X9Ft. I am looking for 1 ton 3 Star. I just Saw Voltas 1 Tons 3 Star Window AC White(123LY). Let me know does it worth to buy that AC or I have to look for another Option. I have one more doubt in my mind regarding cooper coil in Hitachi, Daikin and OG. Does this Voltas AC having any cooper coil. Basically I would like to understand the concept of cooper coil.

    Waiting for your quick response.

    Thanks

    Ravi Kalra

    9999964967

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

      Hi Ravi,

      You can read more about Copper and Aluminium on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/air-conditioners-copper-coil-vs-aluminium-coil.html

      Hitachi has some of the most efficient window ACs. You will not get window AC in Daikin. In fact you will not get window ACs in most brands because almost everyone is trying to phase out window ACs which is old technology.

    • CA Ravi Kalra

      So Nutshell, I should always go for Spilt AC having Cooper Coil because Window AC’s are going to Phase out in future. I don’t go for Voltas 1 Tons 3 Star Window AC White(123LY).

      If I look into Split AC – I hope I should give first Preferance to Daiken and then Hitachi, Right because these both Brands have Cooper coil.

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

      Daikin, Hitachi have all copper. Most Carrier ACs have copper. Many Mitsubishi Heavy, Mitsubishi Electric have copper.

  • Harsh

    Hi Abhishek,

    I run a coaching centre in Bhopal. My classes are the the top floor and each class is of about 420 sq ft.
    About 40-45 students would be sitting in it at maximum capacity.
    AC usage – About 6 hours a day for about 6 months in a year.
    Maximum temp of Bhopal goes upto 45-46 degrees in Summers.

    Which AC do you suggest in this case?

  • Ram

    Hi,
    I’m looking to buy two 1.5 ton ac’s. One 3 star and one inverter model.

    3 star model short-listed is MS-H18VA from Mitsubishi Electric.Is MS-H18VA a good choice?

    Inverter models considered are HSU-19CNMW(DCINV) from Haier and MSY-GK18VA from mitsubishi.
    But MSY-GK18VA is costly. Can HSU-19CNMW(DCINV) be considered or is there any other models that could be considered at this price range

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

      Mitsubishi is a far better brand than Haier. I would suggest going for mitsubishi models.

  • akshay shetty

    HI Abhishek,

    I have shortlisted 2 inverter models for my bedroom – Daikin ATKP35RRV16 & Hitachi TOUSHI PRO 3200I (RAU312KWEA)

    As per the Top inverters split acs’s table given above in the site, Daikin model is a 4 star and little more energy efficent at 4.19 (Rated ISEER).

    Whereas Hitachi model is at 3.94 (Rated ISEER). however comparing the COP, Hitachi seems to be more efficient.

    Daikin COP :
    max load – 3.05
    100 % – 3.46
    50% – 3.79

    Hitachi COP:
    max load – 3.39
    100 % – 3.52
    50% – 3.83

    By the looks of it Hitachi seems to be more energy efficient. please correct me if i’m wrong. Hope you can advise & clear my doubt.thanks very much!

  • Ishan Talwar

    Hi Abhishek,

    My room’s window a.c just stopped working the technician who topped up the gas in it last week told that the a.c. was running on low gas and stabilizer was delivering 290v which has messed up the compressor. it’s a LG window 1.5 ton year 2006 model. Now the a.c trips after 10 mins and is drawing almost 16 amp.

    please suggest a efficient (bijli bachaoo) split a.c. in the range of 25k
    my room’s dimensions are 12*9*12 daily usage 2hrs run 4 months in a year.

  • Dinesh

    I bought a brand new hitachi A.C split inverter type in rathna cools t.nagar and there is a electronic board issue which is not working during the first installation itself. I was told that the electronic board will be replaced shortly. Don’t know what is going to happen? Never again to Hitachi or Rathna cools. Terrible experience and especially when you wish to gift someone. too bad and bad luck.

  • Manoj Yadav

    Hi Abhishek

    we dont see any Ac from O general in the list Given Above.
    Please let us know about O general Acs.(Specially about the Energy features)

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

      What tonnage, BEE star rating and type (inverter/non inverter) are you looking for?

    • Manoj Yadav

      i am looking a AC with the below feature .
      1- it should work in 50 degree temperature in rajasthan.
      2- it should be a Energy efficient (5 star or Inverter tech)
      3- tonnage wise i am ok with one tone and 1.5 ton

      Please suggest o general AC in both 5 star and Inevertor Tech catogery.
      Also suggest the best channel to purchase it in Rajasthan(bikaner)

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

      O General does not have a BEE 5 star rated 1 ton AC. Their most efficient 1 ton inverter AC is ASGA12JGC with EER of 3.4 (which would be about BEE 4 star rated inverter AC).

      They only have 1 model in 1.5 ton inverter AC which is ASGA18JCC which has EER of 3.51 (which is quite good). They also have only one model for BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC which is ASGA18FTTA again having EER of 3.51.

      You will have to find local dealers for O General in Bikaner. I am not sure where you can get those in your city.

  • Rahul

    Hi Abhishek, for 15*12*10 room size, on 1st floor(only 1 wall receives sunlight), what would be an ideal inverter ac tonnage? also can 1.2 ton inverter ac work to the level of normal 1.5 ton ac’s? please suggest suitable model.

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

      Hi Rahul,

      I would suggest that you use the calculator given on this page to calculate the right tonnage of inverter AC. Inverter ACs can extend about 0.2 ton more than their marketing tonnage. So a 1.2 ton can extend to 1.4 ton.

      Also please note that most models that have 1.5 ton as marketing capacity are actually less than 1.5 ton. Even 1.4 ton is rounded up to 1.5 ton for marketing.

  • teuton_sara

    room size 15*10*10, usage around 10 hrs for 4 months, i live near delhi so its quite hot, please suggest an inverter ac.

  • Jagdish

    Hi Abhishek,
    1) How do rate Mitsubishi electric AC?
    2) I am planning to buy it , I am not able to understand difference between MS GL 13 VF
    And MS GK 13 VA models , both 1 ton 5 star

    3) How much is Power consumption units per 1600 hours of MS GK 13 VA model?
    I searched a lot but couldn’t find it

    4) Hope these models have copper in ODU and IDU
    Awaiting your reply
    Thanks in Advance
    Jagdish

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

      Here is my response:

      1) Mitsubishi Electric is a great brand.

      2) Energy efficiency of both GL and GK series are similar. GK series has copper condenser while GL has aluminium. GL Series has slightly more cooling capacity.

      3) Yearly units consumption is available only for Inverter tech ACs. This data is not calculated for non inverter ACs. And that is why you did not find the data. GK13VA has input power of 1000 Watts or 1 kW. Assuming your AC is right sized for your room, it would consume about 0.8 units (kWh) or units per hour. But this is approximation.

      4) GK has copper while GL has aluminium.

  • Mayank Kumar

    FTKM 1.50 Ton Vs DTKM 1.50 Ton
    What is the difference?

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

      They are two variants of same model. DTKM has additional air filters and a few features. But from cooling and electricity consumption point of view. They are exactly the same.

  • Abhijit

    Hello Abhishek, I have a 3bhk flat, sizes are
    14*10*9. 2100 hrs
    11*15*9 2100 hrs
    12*14*9 usage 1050 hrs
    Hall is approx 300sqft
    City raipur chhattisgarh.
    What would u recommend?
    also need ur comments on model
    Lg LSA5pw3a 1.5 3* ?

    Also I’m kind of stuck in kashikoi 5400i…
    But too costly..
    Also if u would look like to share ur personal favorite air conditioner? Thanks

    Regards
    Abhijit Jain.

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

      Hi Abhijit,

      I would suggest that you use the calculator given above on this page to calculate the right size of AC for your room. Your usage of AC is quite high. Although tariffs in Chattisgarh are not high, but looking at your usage I would say better go for inverter tech AC. A BEE 3 star rated AC will give you high electricity bills. You may look at Daikin FTKP series (tonnage you can check using the calculator given above on this page).

  • roland

    Hi Abhishek,

    Hope you are doing well.

    I was hoping you could really help me out with my dilema of choosing the correct AC.

    Room size – 13ft L x 10ft W x 10ft H
    Room is on the Second floor and the East walls receive sunlight.
    Room is located in Bombay (Mumbai)
    AC will be used for about 9 months and for around 10 odd hours a day

    As per the above calculator i should go for an inverter 1 ton AC.

    Im confused between Daikin and Hitachi. Could you please recommend one. I was thinking that 1.5 ton was an overkill for a room size so small.

    I have used Hitachi Window 1.5 ton for 9 years now and it has just died out on me.

    Does Hitachi IClean function really work and is it worth it and does the ISEE technology present in the Hitachi 5400 I really work and worth it?

    Some people say that now since Daikin and Hitachi are being manufactured locally its now longer good as it used to be. Please advise

    Please advise among the following models. I plan to use the AC for the next year or so only after that i will be moving out of India. Im really sorry for putting so many variants in the mix but lack of sleep for the last 3 days has left my cognitive and analytical skills in complete disarray.

    Hitachi Variants

    KASHIKOI 5400I
    KASHIKOI 5300I
    KASHIKOI 5200I
    ACE 4200I (RAU412EWEAS)
    NEO 4200I
    ACE 3200I (RAU312EWEAS)
    KASHIKOI 3200I
    NEO 3200I
    TOUSHI PRO 3200I

    Daikin
    ATKP35RRV16
    DTKP35RRV16
    FTKP35RRV16

    Please accept my humble apologies for any inconveniences

    Hope you have a great Weekend!

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

      Hello Rolland,

      Firstly 1 ton inverter AC would work perfectly fine for you. You need not go for 1.5 ton.

      Hitachi and Daikin both are really good brands. Yes, both are being assembled in India these days, but I still feel that they are really good.

      Your usage of AC is quite high and the tariffs in Mumbai are sky high. So it is better that you go for the most energy efficient inverter AC of 1 ton.

      ISEER is not a technology, it is a way of measurement of energy efficiency of inverter AC. You can know more about it on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/air-conditioners/iseer-star-labeling-inverter-air-conditioners-india.html

      Below are some models with decreasing order of energy efficiency that are good for you:

      Hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU512CWEA)
      Hitachi KASHIKOI 5300I (RAU512IWEA)
      Daikin FTKM35RRV16
      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK13YL-S

      Anyone of these would be really great.

    • roland

      Thanks a ton Abhishek for your advise.

      Have booked the Hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU512CWEA)

    • Roland Fernandes

      Hi Abhishek,

      I am aware that this is not the forum. But wanted to ask you do you provide guidance with respect to humidifiers too.

      Thanks

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

      We currently do not have data on Humidifiers. So I will not be able to help you on it.

  • Amit Agarwal

    Hello,
    The model listed in top 10 inverter ac as daikin FTKM50QRV16 is really having EER as 4.69? This is because even in the product broucher of the company the same is 3.8. further, the capacity of this ac is 1.4 ton on this website whereas on company website this is 1.5 ton. please clarify.

  • harkabir

    Hi
    Thanks a lot for putting up this great resource. You are truly contributing to our country’s energy optimization effort. I would like to know which AC would be recommended for my needs. Details given below:

    Room size – 25ft L x 15ft W x 10ft H
    Room is on the top floor and the South and South West walls receive sunlight for 6-8 hours during day time
    Room is located in Gurgaon
    AC will be used for about 6 months and for around 12 odd hours a day

    I realize I will have to install a large volume unit. Ideally I’d like to explore an inverter option if possible. Also, what kind of energy expenditure in Rupees am I looking at with these options?

    Thanks a lot for your time on this.

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

      Hi Harkabir,

      A 375 sq ft space on top floor in NCR would need about 3.5-4 tons of cooling if you want to cool the whole room. Even if you go for inverter AC then you need at least 3 tons of inverter AC (which means two 1.5 ton inverter AC). Your usage of AC is quite high (about 2160 hrs) which means you should go for a very efficient AC.

      Now if you want to cool the whole room and you want to save on electricity as well, you will have to spend:

      1) About 1 lakh rupees to buy two inverter ACs of 1.5 ton each.
      2) Your hourly unit consumption would be about 1-1.2 units (for both ACs). Which means in 12 hours it would be about 12-14 units. At Rs 7-8 per unit it would cost you about Rs 100 per day.

    • harkabir

      Thanks a lot for your prompt response Abhishek. Any recommendations on brands with high EER in the 2 tonne category?

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

      You can go for any of these:

      Hitachi RAU524AVD EER 3.61
      Hitachi RAU524IVD EER 3.61
      Hitachi RAU524MWD EER 3.61
      LG LSA5NP5A EER 3.6
      Mitsubishi Electric MS-GL24VF EER 3.58
      Mitsubishi Electric MS-GK24VA EER 3.57

      Go for a brand that gives better service in your area.

  • Raghavan

    Hi Abhishek – Planning to buy O Gen ASGA09BMTA – 0.75 Ton for a small bed room, please advise if this model is OK

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

      Hi Raghavan,

      Choice of an AC depends on multiple factors:

      1) Size of AC: An oversized AC consumes more electricity and an undersized AC does not cool the room well. The choice of right size depends on multiple factors like your city temperature, size of room, etc. The calculator given above will help you choose the right size.

      2) Right energy efficiency level or Star rating: This depend on your usage of AC in hr/year and cost of electricity in your city. Again the calculator given above on this page helps you choose the right star rating as it has costs of electricity built in.

      3) Brand and model: After you know the right size and star rating, then comes the brand. O General is a great brand and you can certainly go for it. But I would still suggest that you check the right size and star rating. The model you have chosen is BEE 3 star rated non-inverter AC.

  • christina john

    hi mr Abhishek ,
    my concern is about purchasing an ac for an ‘L”shaped living room composed of a dining area of 10*10*10 ft and living area of 16*12*10 ft . No provision has been made for a partition between these two rooms and there cannot be one .My house is on the 9th floor ,the living room has a balcony on its west side which is roofed with an asbestos sheet ,the window ac provision is also on the west side of the living room . Should i go for a window ac (because the provision is already there and the installation would be easy ) or a split ac (non inv tech/inv tech) . the result of the calculation was – 1.5 ton ,BEE 3 star as per the link that you have given . A rough floor plan has been attached below , please look into it if you may

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

      Hi Christina,

      If you want to cool the full L shaped space you need to take the total area which is 10×10 + 16×12 = 292 sq ft.

      I doubt a 1.5 ton AC would be sufficient for 292 sq ft space. It will be much more depending on the city you are in.

      A smaller AC (lets take 1.5 ton) will not be able to cool the full space. At max it will cool area which is about 8-9 ft away from the AC. And in fact if you use fan along with AC, even that would not feel cool.

      However if you go for a bigger AC (lets take 2.5 ton) then it would consume much more electricity.

      So you need to decide what is better for you: 1) Cooling the whole L shaped space … then you will need bigger AC which will consume more electricity …. 2) Cooling just the seating area … put a small 1.5 ton AC and it will cool the area near the AC, and will consume lesser electricity, but do not expect it to cool the whole room.

      Even with big AC, you would need air circulation in the room to make sure that the whole room is cooled. Because with L shape room, the flow of air from AC may not reach every corner.

    • christina john

      Thank you so much for your reply. Well i live in delhi. And i just need the living room to be air conditioned , so should i go for a split one or a window one ?

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

      If the calculator suggested you BEE 3 star (split AC), then you can either go for a BEE 3 star split AC or a BEE 4/5 star window AC (both will have similar efficiency levels). You can get some decent efficient options in Window 1.5 ton as well. So here are the points that you should consider:

      Split AC is newer technology and manufacturers are moving towards it more and more. They are quiter and have more energy efficient options. Window ACs are older technology and manufacturers are trying to phase them out. But they are cheaper. You would not get latest technology in it, but for your use it should be fine (considering that the calculator suggested you BEE 3 star split AC). Window ACs are also easier to install (and remove). You may look at the top ten window AC list above on this page to choose one of 1.5 ton if you plan to go for window.

  • Avinash Rao

    I want to buy a Hitachi Window AC. Which one should I buy Summer QC or Summer TM?
    Summer QC has one motor which controls both indoor and outdoor fans.
    Summer TM has two motors separate for both fans. Is there a real advantage in buying TM over QC? Will TM be better at removing heat?

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

      Hi Avinash,

      As far as cooling is concerned, both have equal cooling capacity of 18300 BTU/hr. So there is no difference in cooling. Energy efficiency of Summer QC is better at 3.5 which is kind of comparable to BEE 5 star rated split ACs (most window ACs are highly inefficient in electricity consumption as compared to split ACs). So I would say if you want to buy Window AC then Summer QC is better.

  • Snehal Jivtode

    Hi Sir..

    Which AC Company is best in India

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

      FAQ no 9 on this page is: “Which brand is good?”. Here is what we have provided for it:

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

  • sahibdeep singh

    Hello Sir, I have bought Daikin’s 1.5 ton ATKP machine. It is consuming 1 unit of electricity per hour. It doesn’t feel OK to me. I just want to know that this is doing its best or I’m expecting too much from it. Thank You

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

      Hello Mr Singh,

      1 unit per hour is on a higher side for Daikin ATKP. Here are some reasons that I can think of:

      1) You have a big room and you may have bought a smaller AC for it. Inverter ACs are not very efficient if you highly undersize it. You can check the right size using the calculator above on this page.

      2) Your heat load may be high, either because of direct sunlight on walls, ceilings, or because of more number of people in the room, or because of high number of appliances in the room, or may be the room is just too stuffed with things that it is trying to cool everything.

      3) May be your outdoor unit is installed in a place that is very hot. Outdoor unit has to release heat and if it is installed in a hot location, it is not able to do so effectively, causing increase in electricity consumption.

    • sahibdeep singh

      Thank you Sir for looking into my problem.
      I want you to know that my room is around 15*11 ft. And no side of wall receives sunlight because my room is in the centre of house and there are other rooms around it. I run my ac @ 25 degree Celsius. Moreover there are no other appliances in use . and outdoor unit is installed on roof whose fan is not facing the sunlight directly. The man came from company checked it with ampere metre and it was using around 5- 6 amperes , and 3.5 ampere on econo mode. He said that they will decrease gradually but I see no difference as I have used it continuously for 8 hours and it consumed 8 units. Kindly help me out with your.effective suggestions.Thank You

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

      I would say roof is certainly not the best place to install an outdoor unit. The environment for an outdoor unit should not be hot for getting the best performance.

  • Jerry

    lg deluxe inverter lg bs q186c8a4. , 1.5 ton or daikin ftkm 50qrv16 / rkm qrv 16 1.5 ton
    Which is better

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

      Daikin FTKM50 is the best.

  • Raj Sharma

    Hi Abhishek,

    I was going through this Top Ten AC List and saw that Hitachi 1.7 Ton Fixed AC Model RAU520AVD and RAU520MWD, both have a COP of 4.00 W/W.

    This COP value is above the #1 in 1.5 Ton Fixed AC Model of Godrej (3.91 W/W).

    I would like to know:

    (1) How come this top rating has a price tag of 43,000 (Online)? (Comparison with Hitachi 1.5 Ton which costs similar and Godrej 1.5 Ton which costs 51,000)

    (2) My room is 15*12*12 ft, would this AC be good? Location: Mohali, Sunshine on ceiling, 5 Hour daily usage for 4 months. (Recommended 1.5 Ton by Calculator above, but recommendation changes to 1.75 Ton if adding one feet to breadth: 15*12*13 ft).

    (3) What is the “expected” complete price of these two models (if buying at shop, not online price) including all installation, stabilizer costs? (in your city for example).

    (4) These models are less talked about in comments, anything you’d like to highlight about these two models specifically?

    (5) I can go for any AC type, Brand and Model you’d suggest, based on 600 hour annual usage, 15*12*12 ft room and sunshine on top. Inverter, Fixed or Window. Please guide.

    Thank you,

    Raj

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

      Hello Mr Sharma,

      Here is my response:

      1) The objective of this website is to help consumers make a right decision. Our team collects specifications of various models and also find the least price which is available for any model from online sources (Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, CompareIndia …. we include compareIndia as they have some offline sources for prices). But that does not mean that you will get the model exactly at same price outside. Prices are very subjective and depend on the margins dealers have and discounts that they can afford. The prices on this site is just to give an idea on the models that can come in your budget. There can be discrepancy between 1.5 and 1.7 ton models as my team does not compare the prices while data collection. They just get the lowest price online.

      2) I do not think a BEE 5 star rated model will cost 51K. Typically most BEE 5 star rated models of 1.5 ton fit in 45K budget. Inverter Tech models go up to 51K.

      3) I think you can go for a 1.5 ton AC. Slight undersizing is always beneficial. Also I guess you will be using it mostly at night and thus tonnage requirement may be less.

      4) They are less talked because mostly people are looking for inverter tech AC these days. Also people rarely look at 1.7 ton ACs (I am not sure if they use the calculator before discussing or not :) ). You would hardly find discussion on 1.7 ton ACs in comments. There is nothing glaringly good or bad about these models as compared to other BEE 5 star rated ACs. I think Hitachi is a good brand (if there are no issues of their service in your area).

      5) For 600 hours annual usage you can go for BEE 3 or 5 star rated split AC. It will be good if you can go for 5 star, but then if you do not want to spend that much, even BEE 3 star rated would be fine considering your low usage of AC. If your usage is mostly at night then I would suggest going for 1.5 ton instead of 1.7. If usage is during the day then you may go for 1.7 ton as well.

  • Sarathy Lokz

    ,hi abishek i feel you need to update TOP ten fixed air conditioners list with bluestar 5HW24AAX 2 ton ac which would be ranked some where around 6,as per your list.
    It has a very good cooling capacity of 6917 with 3.58 EER with air flow rate of 798. i have recently ordered the same after browsing all over :-). Priced @ 49880rs.I think you can review further specs from bluestar website and take over on this. :-)

    thanks

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

      Hi Sarathy,

      Thanks for the update. We updated our data just 10 days back and Blue Star has updated their online catalogue after that. We try to update data in every 15-20 days during the season. So hopefully it will come up in next update.

  • VJ

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am trying to buy AC around 2ton to 2.5 ton but its so confusing to decide which AC to go for?

    1. Room Size is 18*18 Ft.
    2. We already have 1.5 Tonn Window AC but for this bigger room this is not enough so i am looking one more AC in this same room.
    3. I lives in New Delhi, room is at first floor and expose to direct sunlight from top. Direct Sunlight is from top only. Front is covered by another house and on both sides other houses are built.
    4. Should i go for Split or Window or Inverter? I am more interested in good cooling. If its energy efficient as well then its great.
    5. Brand Daikin or Hitachi? Even in Daikin there are different series: Daikin DTKP71QRV16 or Daikin FTKP71QRV or Daikin FTKM71QRV? its hard to understand the difference between them.
    difference between Diakin FTKP, ATKP , FTKM and DTKP?
    6. Please also tell me what size would be better if i already have 1.5 tonn AC in same room. Can two AC be better or just get one bigger size?

    Thanks
    Vikram

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

      Hi Vikram,

      I would suggest to use the calculator above to find out the right tonnage. The room is big and so my guess is that two 1.5 ton ACs would be needed. But still check the total tonnage using the calculator.

      Better to go for split as you will get more energy efficient options. Inverter or non inverter, both will give good cooling, but the choice will depend on your usage of AC. If usage is high (more than 1200-1300 hrs a year) then go for inverter, else non inverter would be fine.

      Daikin has 3 series: TKM, TKP and TKH (imagine you are buying a car and Hyundai has i10, i20 and Accent series … this is similar to that). The front character ATKP, DTKP, FTKP are variants of same model with different features (just like i20 Asta, Magna, etc). TKM is their most energy efficient series (high electricity savings), TKP is their next best series (and good for home use I would say), and TKH is their lest energy efficient inverter AC series. By the way all three are Inverter AC series (and not non inverter).

      Looking at the size, two ACs would be better for total area coverage. But two ACs would be more costly than 1 single AC. But if you already have one, then you can go for one more 1.5 ton AC.

    • VJ

      Hi Abhishek,

      First of all thanks for your reply and suggestions. Is this AC right? Its DTKP model which is lower price.Daikin DTKP71QRV16 2.2 Ton Inverter Split AC is 64,800 whereas Daikin FTKM71QRV 2.2 Ton Inverter Split AC is 78,000. Please suggest me what would be the best?

      If i take another 1.5 tonn AC what would be the best model?

      Thanks
      Vikram

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

      Hi Vikram,

      FTKM is Daikin’s top most range. DTKM or ATKM are variants of FTKM.

      DTKP is their 2nd best range of inverter AC. It’s variants are FTKP and ATKP (basics remain the same just features vary).

      In general for a home usage of about 1600-2200 hrs, DTKP would be good enough. If your usage is really high (much more than that) then FTKM would be better. But I think for regular home usage DTKP should be good enough.

      The same range is available for 1.5 ton as well. FTKM50 or DTKM50 or DTKP50 would be 1.5 ton AC. They again are very good. If you want premium (low derating, high durability) brands then you can also look at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. In more regular brands Samsung and Voltas have very efficient models (but you just need to make sure that you are not close to a water body to buy a Samsung).

    • VJ

      Hi Abhishek,

      I decided to get Daikin DTKP71QRV16 2.2Ton AC. I hope this is a good model. I decided to use only one AC not to use two as it will cost huge electricity bills then. I am getting this for 64,500. Is this price right for Delhi?

      Is this model alright? It says its (Stabiliser free operation – No extra cost). Is this true? So we don’t need a stabiliser for this?

      Thanks
      Vikram

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

      Hi Vikram,

      Inverter ACs do not give any energy saving if they are grossly undersized. A BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC is better in that case.

      Inverter ACs have variable tonnage. So a 2.2 ton inverter AC can stretch from 0.5 to 2.4 tons of cooling. However their energy efficiency is quite low when it runs at peak or 2.4 tons. The benefit of inverter AC happens when you take the benefit of variable tonnage and most of the time it runs at lesser tonnage. But if it is grossly undersized, it will mostly run at peak capacity (or let’s say 2.4 tons in your case). And in that case it will not give the best energy efficiency.

      From an energy consumption point of view, it will be better if you go for a BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC of 2 ton.

      Also stabilizer free operation is true if the input voltage is in the range of voltage that you get in your house. These ACs would run fine between 150V to 260V. But if your voltage goes below 150, then you would need a stabilizer.

    • VJ

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for your reply. ACtually this AC was delivered only today. As per your rely seems it won’t be worth for energy saving when room is bigger and always runs in higher tonnage? But apart from energy efficiency, is this model good?

      Thanks
      Vikram

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

      Daikin FTKP is a good model.

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

      Sorry DTKP.

    • bigbyte

      In 1.5ton I got quotes between 43k -44.5k for FTKP/DTKP and between 46.5-48k for FTKM 1.5 Ton. Which city are you in?
      Mitsubishi 1.5 ton was 50-53k but it doesn’t includes piping kit (2-3k extra).

    • VJ

      I am in new Delhi. Is this price for inverter ac?

  • Sivateja

    Hi Abhisheik,

    I am planning for AC in my hall (Including dining), which has L-Shape 16*10 hall and 10*10 dining. Please let me know how to calculate Tonnage in this case. I have top floor house with direct sunlight on three sides (Front, top and back). Your suggestion is appreciated.

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

      If you plan to go for single AC then you will have to take total of 260 sq ft. Or if you want separate two units then you can take 160 and 100 as separate. Please note that it will be difficult for a single AC to cool every corner of 260 sq ft and thus going for two ACs may be better strategy if you want to cool the whole 260 sq ft. If you just want local cooling near the living area (not the dining hall) then you may be good with a small AC. Any AC would cool about 8-10 ft from its installation. Anything beyond that will depend on circulation of air and cooling capacity of the AC.

      Undersizing (for e.g. putting 1.5 ton AC) would provide limited cooling near the place it is installed. But then it would be more energy saving as the AC will be small.

    • Sivateja

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for the reply. Please clarify your statement, “Under-sizing would be more energy saving as the AC will be small”. I didn’t get what you mean here.
      Also let me know, if covering my dining area with full length curtains(to stop leakage to dining) and having AC only to my living area will be advisable? if yes, what are the other precautions to be taken.
      How good AC’s are to maintain warmth in living area during Winter and spring? Do I need a room heater for this?

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

      Hello Mr Sivateja,

      A 2 ton AC, in general, would consume more electricity than 1.5 ton … and a 1 ton would consume lesser than that …… but a 2 ton AC is required if you have a room of certain size (and heat load) ….. if you put a 1 ton AC in a room that needs 2 ton, it will never be able to cool the whole room (you will have hot pockets in the room). It will just cool about 7-8 ft area close to the AC. But then 1 ton AC would consume less electricity as compared to 2 ton. And that is what I meant with Undersizing would be more energy saving as AC will be small. But undersized AC will not cool the whole room.

      Curtains can restrict some heat exchange, but they are certainly not the best way to reduce heat exchange. Ideally a permanent partition works the best. But if you undersize the AC, then as it is the cooling will not go beyond 7-8 ft (or say 9-10 ft in case of 1.5 ton AC).

      If you need a room heater (it gets that cold), then I would say go for an AC with hot and cold feature. Heating using AC is far more energy efficient than heating using a room heater.

    • Sivateja

      HI Abhishek,

      Thanks for the clarification, got your point.

      Considering my scenario above, if I go with curtains as a option (I am ready to allow some heat pockets and under size the AC), what are the best AC’s with max cooling effect with max possible energy efficiency (Please refer both 1ton and 1.5 ton options)?

      At the same time, what are the other precautions i have to take to get max benefit out of my investment?

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

      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have really good models that can cover larger area with max possible energy efficiency. You can check their models on this link: http://www.iaplgroup.com/split.php

      Even Whirlpool 3D flow technology is good. You may check models from Whirlpool as well.

    • Sivateja

      Thanks again for the reference. In Mitsubishi, I could find AC with Only Cooling feature. I also need heating feature in winters.
      Can you please be specific with the models of 1.5 ton and price range of 50-60K.

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

      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK50ZMX-S has the best possible energy efficiency of 3.85 (EER) and it has heating feature as well. But I am not sure of the cost and I doubt that it will fit in your budget. In your budget you can go for:

      Daikin FTXS50FVMA
      General ASGG18LFCD

      You may also check for the price of MHI SRK52HE-2

    • Sivateja

      Hi Abhishek,

      I have planning between Daikin FTXS50FVMA (65K) and General ASGG18LFCD(62K), as MHI seems to be more costlier (78K) than the other two.
      O general seems to have all better specs than Daikin, expect for compresser type as the later has rotary type compresser, which is old technology. Correct me if I am wrong.
      can you please let me know which is the best for home purpose. Please let me know your preference among two and why.
      Thanks for the help in advance.

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

      O General model you have selected is better amongst the two.

    • Sivateja

      Hi Abhiskeik,

      I have got in touch with Mitsubishi Electric dealer who also deals with O General.
      He is recommending MSZHJ50 1.5 ton invert-er hot and cold ac for my budget and better service in my area. Please let me know your opinion on this. Awaiting your reply for my final decision.
      Thanks in advance.

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

      The cooling EER of the Mitsubishi Electric model is quite low. I would not recommend going for it.

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

      For max benefit, try to keep the room closed from all possible sides. Make sure that you do not stuff the room too much as everything would need cooling. A smaller AC can work well if the room is not too stuffed.

  • Mayank Kumar

    Please Abhishek Sir Help ME!
    Any help would be highly appreciated.

    I have selected these 2 & both are 1.50 Ton:
    1.Hitachi KASHIKOI 5400I (RAU518CWEA)
    2.Daikin FTKM50QRV16

    I have some questions:
    1.Which is better in terms of features?
    2.Which one has better airflow (more powerful)?
    3.Which brand is more reliable?
    4.Is there any other AC that I should consider on top of these 2.

    I live in Faridabad.

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

      Hi Mayank,

      Here is my response:

      1) In terms of features, Hitachi Kashikoi 5400 is better as it has intelligent sensors to sense presence of humans and direct the cooling in a particular direction. And not just that, it can also control its energy consumption accordingly. It also has auto cleaning of filters.

      2) Air flow of Daikin FTKM is better. It’s Airflow rate is about 614 CFM as compared to 583 of Hitachi.

      3) Both the brands are good, but we have got more positive feedback for Daikin than Hitachi.

      4) If you are looking for most efficient ones and highly durable, then you may consider inverter AC models from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

    • Mayank Kumar

      Thank you so much for replying Abhishek Sir.
      I don’t have a requirement of a 2 Ton AC because my room isn’t that big.
      I just wanted the best AC for my 1st time thats why I chose these AC.
      Can you tell me which one should I buy?
      If you have any idea then please tell me about servicing of Hitachi in Faridabad as I am planning to buy it.
      If it is not good then I will go for Daikin or any other 1.5 Ton AC in the price range of 60000 Rs that you would recommend.

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

      Hi Mayank,

      I did not recommend 2 ton AC for you. You can use the calculator above to check the right size.

      Well I did receive a few complaints about Hitachi Service in NCR region, so I would say Daikin FTKM would be a great choice. I don’t think it would cost you Rs 60000. It would cost around Rs 47000 (from what I have heard from others on this forum).

    • Mayank Kumar

      Thank you Sir.
      Please tell me the best MHI 1.5 Ton Inverter AC that I can buy and how much it will cost (I can’t find appropriate information on internet.)
      Maximum Budget: Rs.60000
      I am going to buy an AC this Saturday.
      Otherwise I will surely go for Daikin.

  • Umair Qureshi

    Does anyone knows about Daikin ft15jxv1p model??

  • sourabh

    Hi abhishek
    Want to buy 1.5 inverter ac….and i m little bit confused in mitshubishi heavy duty and hitachi i5400…which one is best…

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

      Both are top brands, both have highly efficient models. If service of MHI is good in your area then MHI is what I would recommend.

  • noorullah ingaria

    hi Abhishek,
    Diakin 1 ton FTKH35rrv16 (35000) or ATKP35rrv16 (41000)..???
    which inverter AC is better..??
    what’s the difference between this two models..??

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

      FTKH is a lower efficiency series of Daikin and many BEE 5 star rated non inverter AC may turn out better than that.

      While ATKP is a high efficiency series from Daikin and certainly a great choice. I would say Daikin ATKP35.

    • noorullah ingaria

      but price difference between FTKH & ATKP series is too much.
      do u think its worth spending that much for ATKP..??

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

      Depends on your usage of AC in hrs/year. If your usage is more than 1500 hrs (at price of electricity of Rs 5 per unit) then better to go for ATKP series. If usage is less, then you may also go for FTKH series. If price of electricity is high (higher than Rs 5 per unit), then ATKP would better even for lesser usage. And this calculation is to get payback of extra cost in 3 years.

  • rkunal13

    what is your view on Sansui AC 1 TON 5 STAR sold by Flipkart for Rs.21000

    • rkunal13

      Abhishek , pls provide your view

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

      LG or Daikin would be far better than Sansui.

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

      Not just in terms of durability, but the performance of Sansui will derate faster.

  • ketan

    Hi Abhishek,

    First of all Thanks a ton for putting all the information online. I really appreciate the way you have paid attention to all the details. I need your help in choosing the Daikin AC for the following condition. I’ve decided that i’ll go with Daikin as i have a good experience in terms of sales and service. I’m actually confused between different series of Daikin and it’s kind of difficult to compare them. My room conditions are as follows

    1) City – Pune
    2) Room Size – 10 * 12
    3) Height – 10 ft.
    4) located at 9th Floot and room has one balcony with slider door and one big sliding window.
    5) Wall(sliding door) faces direction west direction and gets direct sunlight during day
    6) Usage – 7 -8 hrs a day and it will be operation for 5 to 6 months in an year
    7) No monetary constraints as such
    8) Need a AC which will last more than 5 years

    Can you please suggest me model number of DAIKIN AC which i can go with? Also, it would be great if you can give me idea to compare those different models.

    Thanks,

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

      Hi Ketan,

      Your usage is high considering tariffs in Maharashtra. I would recommend you to go for Daikin FTKP35 or DTKP35 or ATKP35 which are 1 ton inverter AC models from Daikin. They would be good for your use. If the room gets too hot during summers, you may also consider 1.5 ton inverter AC (same series but 50 instead of 35 in model number) for it.

  • HARI

    Hi abhishek,
    I am from Trichy..I plan to buy an inverter split ac..My room dimension is 16*10*9.5..Average temperature in summer goes to 38c-40c and in winter it will be around 30c..Ac usage will be 8 Hr/day..As per ton calculations it comes 1.5T..

    My budget is around 35k-45k.. can we expect better features&technologies in this range??

    Can u plz recommend me best suitable ACs for me with lowest power consumption, best service and fixing roundly to this budget..??
    awaiting for your reply..

    Thank you..

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

      Hi Hari,

      You may get Daikin FTKP50 or Sharp 1.5 ton AC models in your budget which would be really good. Else you can also look at BEE 3 or 4 star rated Inverter ACs from Voltas.

    • HARI

      Thanks ji for your reply… But I think there is no proper after sale service for Daikin in my area… Please suggest me models from General, Carrier and LG 1.5 ton inverter AC(around 35 to 45K)… So that i can analyse..

      Awaiting for your reply ji… Thanks in advance

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

      Hi,

      It is difficult to get a 1.5 ton inverter AC model from your preferred brand in 35-45k budget. Cheapest I could get was LG BSA18IMA for 49K. You may also look at Sharp or Samsung. You may get Samsung AR18JV5HBTQNNA or AR18JV5HBWKNNA in your budget.

  • sahil

    best 1ton or 0.75ton invertor ac for home for night usage only, which consume less electricity
    Im thinking about daikin
    which model I should buy ??
    what is differnce between daikin FTKP25RRV16 & FTKP35RRV16 models??

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

      First and foremost you should check the right size (0.75 ton or 1 ton) using the calculator above. Difference between the two models you listed is that FTKP25 is a 0.75 ton model while FTKP35 is a 1 ton model.

  • bhavin

    Thanks Abhishek ji,
    I was eagerly waiting for your response, i am fully convinced and belief in your comprehensive explanations.
    I have finalized FTKP 35 QRV 116 two units.
    Thanks a ton:]
    If i can be of any help to you ,please let me know through my email
    Regards
    Dr Bhavin

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

      Great. I live close by in Powai. Maybe, I will come down for expert advice sometime :D

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