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Best ACs in India ( Split , Inverter & Window ) in 2023 Review Reviews & Buyer's Guide

By on February 25, 2023 with 691 Comments  

For all the households using air conditioners, a major component of the 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 and wants to buy the best AC in India. People also want to decide if they should go for a split AC, inverter AC or a window AC. Most sources on the Internet provide details on features and reviews. Electricity consumption hardly becomes the deciding factor. To help people make electricity consumption a deciding factor, we at Bijli Bachao have decided to put up a list of the best air conditioners in India in 2023 by electricity consumption and size. We have also listed the top AC brands in India below.

Best Air Conditioner / AC brands in India in 2023

These are considered as premium brands for Air Conditioners in India. Out of these Hitachi, Daikin, Mitsubishi (Heavy and Electric) and General are Japanese brands while Blue Star is an Indian brand. These brands are known for their refrigeration technology and thus offer quite robust products. Hitachi, Daikin and Blue Star also offer great energy efficient models and typically rank high in our top rankings (based on BEE data). Other brands that are really good include LG AC, Samsung AC, Voltas AC, Godrej AC, Whirlpool AC, Carrier AC, Toshiba and Panasonic. This brand value mentioned over here is based on our perception of various brands available in India. Some people may have had good experience with other brands as well, but then their market presence is too small to make a judgment.

If you are looking for reviews of various brands, you can check our AC brand review section over here: Link. Or you can click on the specific brand name mentioned above. Before choosing a brand, you must also ensure that the brand is present in your city/locality and is able to provide good service for your purchased product.

Best Air Conditioner / AC in India in 2023

First and foremost, before deciding on any AC, please do a calculation of the size (or tonnage) that you need before looking at the best models. You can use the calculator below on this page to do the calculation.

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

Here are some popular models of air conditioners:

Top BEE 5 Star Rated Split Air Conditioners in India (as per BEE data)

1 Ton Models:

  • 1
    DAIKIN FTKF35UV16U
    Inverter: Yes
    Marketing_tonnage: 1.0 ton
    Annual Electricity Consumption: 418.52 kWh/year
    ISEER: 6.20
    Star Rating: 5
  • 2
    DAIKIN FTKF35UV16U
    Inverter: Yes
    Marketing_tonnage: 1.0 ton
    Annual Electricity Consumption: 418.52 kWh/year
    ISEER: 6.20
    Star Rating: 5
  • 3
    HITACHI RSOS512HCEAP
    Inverter: Yes
    Marketing_tonnage: 1.0 ton
    Annual Electricity Consumption: 454.60 kWh/year
    ISEER: 6.10
    Star Rating: 5
  • 4
    HITACHI RSOS512HCEAP
    Inverter: Yes
    Marketing_tonnage: 1.0 ton
    Annual Electricity Consumption: 454.60 kWh/year
    ISEER: 6.10
    Star Rating: 5
  • 5
    WHIRLPOOL SAI12B53DXD0
    Inverter: Yes
    Marketing_tonnage: 1.0 ton
    Annual Electricity Consumption: 450.71 kWh/year
    ISEER: 6.01
    Star Rating: 5
  • 6
    MITSUBISHI SRK13YVS-W6
    Inverter: Yes
    Marketing_tonnage: 1.0 ton
    Annual Electricity Consumption: 470.94 kWh/year
    ISEER: 5.94
    Star Rating: 5

1.5 Ton Models:

  • 1
    DAIKIN FTKF50UV16T
    Inverter: Yes
    Marketing_tonnage: 1.4 ton
    Annual Electricity Consumption: 667.36 kWh/year
    ISEER: 5.80
    Star Rating: 5
  • 2
    DAIKIN FTKF50UV16T
    Inverter: Yes
    Marketing_tonnage: 1.4 ton
    Annual Electricity Consumption: 667.36 kWh/year
    ISEER: 5.80
    Star Rating: 5
  • 3
    PANASONIC QU18XKY
    Inverter: Yes
    Marketing_tonnage: 1.5 ton
    Annual Electricity Consumption: 686.71 kWh/year
    ISEER: 5.75
    Star Rating: 5
  • 4
    PANASONIC QU18XKY
    Inverter: Yes
    Marketing_tonnage: 1.5 ton
    Annual Electricity Consumption: 686.71 kWh/year
    ISEER: 5.75
    Star Rating: 5
  • 5
    TOSHIBA RAS-18PKCV2G-IN
    Inverter: Yes
    Marketing_tonnage: 1.5 ton
    Annual Electricity Consumption: 704.35 kWh/year
    ISEER: 5.60
    Star Rating: 5
  • 6
    TOSHIBA RAS-18PKCV2G-IN
    Inverter: Yes
    Marketing_tonnage: 1.5 ton
    Annual Electricity Consumption: 704.35 kWh/year
    ISEER: 5.60
    Star Rating: 5

2 Ton Models:

  • 1
    INDCOOL IDCACS24K5I
    Inverter: Yes
    Marketing_tonnage: 2.0 ton
    Annual Electricity Consumption: 905.80 kWh/year
    ISEER: 5.90
    Star Rating: 5
  • 2
    MITSUBISHI SRK18YXS2-W6
    Inverter: Yes
    Marketing_tonnage: 1.7 ton
    Annual Electricity Consumption: 791.12 kWh/year
    ISEER: 5.70
    Star Rating: 5
  • 3
    MITSUBISHI SRK18YXS2-W6
    Inverter: Yes
    Marketing_tonnage: 1.7 ton
    Annual Electricity Consumption: 791.12 kWh/year
    ISEER: 5.70
    Star Rating: 5
  • 4
    GENERAL ASGG24CETA-B
    Inverter: Yes
    Marketing_tonnage: 2.0 ton
    Annual Electricity Consumption: 1043.16 kWh/year
    ISEER: 5.22
    Star Rating: 5
  • 5
    GENERAL ASGG24CETA-B
    Inverter: Yes
    Marketing_tonnage: 2.0 ton
    Annual Electricity Consumption: 1043.16 kWh/year
    ISEER: 5.22
    Star Rating: 5
  • 6
    DAIKIN FTKR60UV16U
    Inverter: Yes
    Marketing_tonnage: 1.8 ton
    Annual Electricity Consumption: 923.07 kWh/year
    ISEER: 5.20
    Star Rating: 5

Top BEE 5 Star Rated Window Air Conditioners in India (as per BEE data)

Popular BEE 5 Star Rated Split Air Conditioners in India (on Amazon)

1 Ton models:

1.5 Ton models:

2 Ton models:

Popular BEE 3 Star Rated Split Air Conditioners in India (on Amazon)

1 Ton models:

1.5 Ton models:

2 Ton models:

Popular BEE 5 Star Rated Window Air Conditioners in India (on Amazon)

1.5 Ton models:

If you are looking for AC within a specific budget check these pages on Bijli Bachao

Best Air Conditioner under Rs 50000

Best Air Conditioner under Rs 45000

Best Air Conditioner under Rs 40000

Best Air Conditioner under Rs 35000

Best Air Conditioner under Rs 30000

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Window Air Conditioners

Window Air Conditioners significantly lag behind in technology as compared to split air conditioners. Over the years manufacturers have significantly improved Split ACs that their energy efficiency has also improved much. As per latest star rating levels in in 2023, most window AC models with BEE 5 star rating would just be equivalent to BEE 2 star rated Split AC. And we at Bijli Bachao do not recommend going for such an Air Conditioner.

However, in 2018 LG introduced inverter technology compressor in window AC as well. IN in 2023 they have BEE 5 star rated as well as BEE 3 star rated window AC models (1 ton, 1.5 ton and 2 ton) that have inverter technology compressor. The 5 star models have efficiency similar to a BEE 3 star rated Split AC. So if you want to go for a window AC then our recommendation would be to go for such an air conditioner.

Calculator for Sizing Air Conditioners / AC 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.)

 

FAQs for AC buying in India

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Latest Technologies in Air Conditioners in India

If you want to learn about latest technologies in Air Conditioners in India then do check this link: here.

About the Author:
Abhishek Jain is an Alumnus of IIT Bombay with almost 10 years of experience in corporate before starting Bijli Bachao in 2012. His passion for solving problems moved him towards Energy Sector and he is keen to learn about customer behavior towards Energy and find ways to influence the same towards Sustainability. .

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