Best air conditioner in India by energy efficiency

air conditionerIf you are planning to buy an air conditioner for your home but worried about the electricity bills? Then you should prefer an energy efficient model (BEE 5 star ratings) over other features. We have lot of 5 star rated AC available in India.

Inverter AC considered most energy efficient technology in current compressors.

Lets understand it with an example:
An ordinary 1.5-ton air conditioner consumes up to 1.4 kWh of electricity per hour under normal load. Assuming it runs for 10 hours a day, it would be 14 KW per day and 420 units per month. Average domestic tariff in India is Rs 7 per KW, as a result running cost would be Rs 2940 per month. It is just a rough idea, your actual power consumption may differ.
You can reduce this cost by 30%-50% by replacing your ordinary AC with Energy Efficient Inverter AC. There are multiple brands of AC available in the market and difficult to choose the right one. Therefore we created a list of top 10 air conditioners in India (by energy efficiency).

These are some top AC brands in India  :

  • Hitachi
  • Daikin
  • Voltas
  • Godrej
  • Carrier
  • LG

The efficiency of AC measured in Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER). EER is the ratio of the cooling capacity to the input power. Higher the EER rating, more efficient the air conditioner. So it is better to consider the EER and BEE star rating as important criteria.

Best air conditioner in India

We shortlisted most efficient Ac models in the list, so we considered the EER rating as main criteria and ignored the other factors like price, brand reputation and features.

Top ten 1.5 ton split AC


Daikin FTKF50TV16U

  • 5.33 ISEER Rating
  • Cooling Capacity : 5280 W
  • Rated Power Input:1290W

LG 1.5 Ton (KS-Q18FNZD)

  • 4.73 ISEER Rating
  • Cooling Capacity : 5280W
  • Rated Power Input:1420W
  • Dual Inverter

Blue Star-5CNHW18QATX

  • Cooling Capacity: 5150 (1775 ~ 5500)
  • 4.75 ISEER
  • Rated Power Input: 1405W
  • Precision Cooling to 0.1°C

Hitachi Kashikoi 5100X

  • 4.70 ISEER Rating
  • Rated Power Input: 1449W
  • Cooling Capacity : 5275 W

Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star (JTKJ50TV)

  • 5.20 ISEER Rating
  • Cooling Capacity : 5275 W
  • Condenser Coil : Copper
  • Rated Power Input:1149W

LG 1.5 ton (JS-Q18HUZD)

  • 4.73 ISEER Rating
  • Rated Power Input: 1420W
  • Cooling Capacity : 5280 W
  • Dual Inverter

Samsung AR18NV5PAWK Inverter Split AC

  • 4.64 ISEER Rating
  • Cooling Capacity : 5.0 kW
  • Rated Power Input: 1390W
  • Refrigerant (Type): R410A

Samsung Wind Free 1.5 Ton

  • 4.64 ISEER Rating
  • Cooling Capacity : 5250 W
  • Rated Power Input: 1500W

Carrier (CAI18BR5C8F0)

  • 4.64 ISEER Rating
  • Cooling Capacity : 5.0 kW
  • Rated Power Input: 1405W
# Brands Model EER Capacity View
1 Daikin JTKM 50SRV16 5.2 1.5 Ton Buy from Amazon
2 Carrier 18K Ester Pro 5 Star 5.1 1.5 Ton Buy from Amazon
3 Godrej GSC 18 GIG 5 DGOG (NXW) 4.9 1.5 Ton View details on Amazon
4 Godrej GSC 18 GIA 5 AWOG 4.5 1.5 Ton Buy from Amazon
5 Voltas 185Cya 4.0 1.5 Ton Buy from Amazon
6 Hitachi RAU/RAC/RAS – 318EWEAS 4.0 1.5 Ton Buy from Amazon
7 Blue star 5HW 18ZCRX 4.0 1.5 Ton Buy from Amazon
8 Daikin JTKPP 50SRV16 4.0 1.5 Ton Buy from Amazon
9 Onida INV18GDR 3.71 1.5 Ton View details on Amazon
10 Voltas RAU/RAC/RAS – 518HWDS 3.70 1.5 Ton Buy from Amazon

Top ten 1 ton split AC

# Brands Model EER Capacity View
1 Hitachi RSB/CSB/ESB-512AAEA 6.1 1 Ton Buy from Amazon
2 Daikin JTKM35SRV16 5.8 1 Ton View on Amazon
3 Godrej GSC 12 FIXH 7 GGPG 5.8 1 Ton View on Amazon
4 Godrej GSC 12 GIG 5 DGOG (NXW) 5.2 1 Ton View details on Amazon
5 Voltas 125EY(R) 5.0 1 Ton Buy from Amazon
6 Carrier 12K Ester 5 Star 4.0 1 Ton View on Amazon
7 Onida INV12VRV 3.93 1 Ton Buy from Amazon
8 LG LSA3NP5A 3.6 1 Ton View on Amazon
9 Samsung AR12JV5NB 3.52 1 Ton Buy from Amazon
10 Haier HSU-12TFW5PE 3.51 1 Ton Buy from Amazon

Bureau of Energy Efficiency

Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) is the governing body which issues energy efficiency rating to the home appliances in India. BEE has issued a new rating methodology, Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (ISEER) for air conditioners. This evolved rating methodology factors in variance in higher temperature in India and rates air conditioners accordingly.

Talking about ISEER, Shri Sanjay Seth, Secretary, Bureau of Energy Efficiency said that the new methodology for rating system will bring in the higher energy efficiency of appliances and reduce energy consumption. He further said that the standards have been developed while keeping changing Indian temperature in mind. Such innovations will help us achieve the objective sooner.

To know more about  air conditioners buying guide check this page on our website: How to buy right air conditioner for your home


  • Nikita

    Hi, I am looking for a split Ac 1.5 ton within 35k the AC will be on for around 10 to 12 hours each day. The problem is that we have this huge runnel near our home which ruins the cooling vent very easily.
    My loyd 1.5 ton is no working condition I got it 3 years back. Kindly suggest.

    • Hi Nikita,

      If you have a tunnel in your locality, then I would not recommend going for Aluminium condenser model,that is why, your Loyd AC did not perform well. I would suggest that you go for an LG model with operating voltage range of 90-300V. It is also having stabilizer free operation. And you can get copper condenser models for about 36-37K. It will be far safer than going for aluminium model which can give you trouble in future. You can look at these:

      Brand Model No Flipkart Link Amazon Link
      LG JS-Q18YUXA flipkart link amazon link
      LG JS-Q18MUXD amazon link
    • Dear Manmohan,
      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 2018, most window AC models with BEE 5 star rating would just be equivalent to BEE 1 star rated Split AC. And we do not recommend going for such an Air Conditioner.
      if you still want to buy one then we strongly recommend Inverter AC.
      Unfortunately, there are few options in window and inverter combination and these are:
      1. LG JW-Q18WUZA
      2. Voltas 185V DZA

  • Gaurav

    Hi Admin
    I hv 14×12 room; Need advice to buy ac
    1st choice : Window Inverter AC and Energy efficient
    2nd choice : Split inverter ac
    Budget 35 k
    Aim : not a big Monthly electric bill

    • Hi Amit,
      Assuming the dimensions specified in sqft, the total area would be 164 sqft. I suggest 1.5 Ton inverter AC.
      Unfortunately, there are few options in window and inverter combination and these are:
      1. LG JW-Q18WUZA
      2. Voltas 185V DZA

  • Rojaline

    Sir, I want to buy a 1ton inverter AC please suggest the best one with longer durability and good energy saving.

    • Can you please mention the model or capacity to compare, As there are large number of models available in both brands. It will be impossible to compare each model.

  • Bhavin

    PL. Suggest for following bases…
    1. 35k budget
    2. 200 SQ. Foot area
    3. 6 month usage per year.
    4. 4 hour per day
    5. Max temp 50 degree
    6. Direct sun light after 3:00 pm
    7. Energy consumption is less.


    • Hi Bhavin,
      As per my calculation you need a 2 ton AC. Though you cannot buy an Inverter AC in specified budget, so better to have a non inverter version.
      You can consider following models:

      Brand Model Model No Flipkart Link Amazon Link
      Carrier ESTER PRO 3 STAR CAS24ER3N8F0 flipkart link
      Lloyd LS19A5DA-W flipkart link amazon link
  • Shoaib

    I want to buy an inverter ac for my bed room, 150 sq ft. I am confused which brand to go for. Lg, blue star, Hitachi. My budget is 35k. please suggest the best in performance n price.

  • Sundar

    Hello Sir,
    i want to purchase “1.5 ton Invetor AC”
    Room Size 10×10 1st Flore (Top)
    I am from madurai, tamilnadu.

    please suggest best Energy Efficient AC
    budget max 55.k.
    i m confused abt best ac and brand. I enquired in home appliance shop but they suggested only samsung digital inverter ac with 8 pole motor. Kindly advice me which one is suitable to my room 10× 10 room. Pls suggest 1.5 ton av

    • Samsung inverter offers stable operations on wide range of voltage(80V~250V), ie. best in low voltage operations. But when comes energy efficiency it doesn’t make any position in the list. It is 5 star Inverter AC but not the best in terms of energy efficiency. Let me compare it with other brands/models it would clear the confusion:

      Brand/Model Cooling Capacity(watts) ISEER Value Rated Input Power(watts)
      Hitach 1.5 ton(RMB518HBEAP) 5275 5.20 1368
      LG 1.5 ton(BS-Q18HYZD) 5300 5.20 1370~2600
      Samsung (AR18NV5HETU) 5000 4.64 1390

      Note: ISEER value is the major factor while calculating the energy efficiency, In fact BEE star rating also based on ISEER Value.

  • Sanjay

    Sir i am planing to buy wondow ac 1.5 ton in 3star raiting pls suggest the brand carrier hitachi godrej or Lloyd

    • I would like to suggest 2 models, LG JW-Q18WUZA and Voltas 185V DZA …. both these are window ACs with inverter technology. They will be energy efficient and better in cooling as well. Generally every brand doesn’t offer inveter technology in window AC except these two.

      Hitachi is the best among your specified brands. Let me suggest some models:

      Brand Model Model No Flipkart Link Amazon Link
      Hitachi Window AC RAW318KXDAI flipkart link amazon link
      Carrier 18K ESTRA CACW18EA3W1 flipkart link amazon link
  • Mamata

    I am looking for an ac ( 15 by 16 feet room size height 9feet) running hrs max 8hrs/day ( only in nigh)
    Pl suggest

    • Hi Anupam,
      As you need it at night only, 2 ton will sufficient for 240 sqft area. You did not mentioned your budget, So I am suggesting 3 star ACs:

      Brand Model Model No Flipkart Link Amazon Link
      Hitachi Merai 3100X RMC324HBEA amazon link
      Carrier ESTER 3i CAI24ES3B8F0 flipkart link
      Hitachi Merai 3100S RMD322HBEA amazon link
      LG JS-Q24PUXA flipkart link
      Whirlpool 2T MAGICOOL 3S COPR INVERTER SAI21C38MC0 flipkart link
      Voltas Executive 3 Star Inverter EZL Series 243V EZL amazon link
      • Sandip Banerjee

        Dear Sir.. If I have to choose between Dallin, LG and Samsung which brand should I choose.. Daikin and Hitachi give 5 year warranty on compressor only..

    • Sandip Banerjee

      Dear Sir.. I am planning to buy LG.. 1.5 ton split a.c. 3 star..Q18APXD2.

      Please do suggest if I can go for it…i had whirlpool a.c. however after 7 years I started getting leakeages in coil..

      Which A.C. is durable and trustworthy..please guide.

      • Its a 3 star inverter AC with 5000 Coling capacity. Aluminum condenser are more proven to leakage and corrosion problem. But this model (LG Q18APXD2)
        Have Gold fin condenser. It helps to attain an unbeatable lifespan for your air conditioner. Ensure more resistance to corrosion & extend durability of the heat exchange for a much longer period.

        Hence, It makes the AC durable and trustworthy.


    LG – BS Q18 HYZD


    • Hi Ashwani,
      let do a quick comparison among 3 models you had specified, It will help you to understand.

      Brand/Model Cooling Capacity(watts) ISEER Value Rated Input Power(watts) Additional features
      LG (BS-Q18HYZD) 5300 5.20 1370~2600 Active Energy Control,Gold Fin Condenser,Micro Dust protection filter
      Hitach (RMB518HBEAP) 5275 5.20 1368 Soft Dry
      BLUE STAR(BI-5CNHW18QATX) 5340 4.68 1420 Precision Cooling to 0.5&degree; C,3 Advanced Filters,iFeel

      All 3 models are 5 star rated inverter AC, and best in class models. When it comes to choose one from all, I will choose LG (BS-Q18HYZD) because LG have some advanced added on features Like “Active Energy Control“. It sense number of peoples in the room and increase or decrease the electricity consumption accordingly, so with this feature you can save extra energy if room is not fully loaded.

  • Girish

    I would be having around 1500 Hrs of usage for my AC for a room of 144 Sq ft. Which brand / model of Inverter Split AC I should buy which will have Copper coil condenser, Reciprocating compressor and 3 star Rating…

  • Khalid Moosa

    Sir I want to Purchase 1.5 ton Split AC. My budget is around 30-32 k. Would be using it around 4 months in a year for 4-5 hours per Day. I leave in Thane

    • Hi Khalid,
      As per your requirement, you don’t need to invest higher energy efficient models. But I still recommend you to buy a 3 star inverter AC. I want to suggest Lloyd and Onida, Both economy brands (still Lloyd sells a lot).

      • All these are good brands.Out of these Panasonic RS18UKY and Carrier DURAFRESH 3i have the highest ISEER of 3.8. Panasonic RS18UKY also has good air purification technology. So I think Panasonic RS18UKY would be the best among these.

  • Dhaval Bhatt

    Hello Sir,
    i want to purchase “1 ton Invetor AC”
    Room Size 10×10 1st Flore (Top)
    Okha, Gujarat My Town Costel Area

    please suggest best Energy Efficient AC
    budget 36+38k
    i m confused between
    Blue Star

    please help..

  • Soham

    Dear Admin,
    My bedroom is 12X12 sq.ft. I have decided to go for CARRIER EMPERIA PRO 1.5 Ton 3 stars. Is it a correct decision? If not plz suggest me any other brand which I choose. My budget is around 42k. I am totally confused.

    • Hi Soham,
      Carrier is great brand to consider. Typically, people living close to the sea have issues with PCB corrosion in the outdoor unit of inverter AC. To fix this, Carrier has come out with protection for the outdoor unit PCB. They also have copper models with corrosion protection.

  • Vikas Dahiya

    Sir, I want a 5 star 1.5 ton inverter ac which consumes less electricity and best cooling..please tell me which of the following is best..
    1. Hitachi kashikoi 5100x
    2. Daikin Ftkf50tv16u
    3. Daikin jtkj50tv16u
    4. Blue star 5cnhw18pafu
    5. Mitsubishi electric msy gn 18vf

    • Hi Vikas,
      I am re-ordering the specified models based on efficiency (electricity consumption lower to higher):
      Based on the comparison Daikin have better electricity efficiency and cooling capacity.

      Model Cooling Capacity (kW) ISSER Input Power(kW)
      Daikin FTKF50TV16U 5280 5.33 1290
      Daikin JTKJ50TV16U 5000 5.20 1315
      Hitachi kashikoi 5100x 5275 4.70 1449
      Mitsubishi 5200 4.58 1430
      Blue bird BI-5CNHW18PAFU 5150 4.75 1405
  • Anand

    Hello Admin,
    I am based out of New Delhi.
    Room Size 15 x 12 ft.
    1st Floor. There is a floor on top also.
    We are talking extreme tempreatures of up to 48°c. High pollution also. Effective season is from April to October. Weekly usage 60 hrs. What would you recommend within 45k rs. Thanks.

    • Dear Anand,
      As per the room dimensions area is 170 sqft, So a 1.5 ton inverter AC will do the job.

      As you specified Delhi is a warm place (no doubt temperature goes 48°c) in summers and it have long summer season too. So I suggest you O’General, Mitsubishi and Hitachi for such extreme temperatures.
      These are the premium brands, and can easily maintain the desired cooling at 52°c too.

      Now come to the usage, Your annual usage goes up to 1440 hours. So I suggest you to have at least 3 star inverter AC to save on electricity.

      Fortunately, you can buy a 3 star inverter AC from the specified brands in your budget.
      Here are some suggestion:

      1. Mitsubishi MSY-GE18VA available on amazon:
      It will cost slightly higher than you budget but you will get value for money. Its a 5 star AC with inverter technology.

      2. Mitsubishi MSY-JP Series view details:
      Its a 3 star inverter AC under your budget 45K.

      3. O General 1.5 Ton 3 Star(ASGA18FTTC/FTTA) available on flipkart

      4. O General 1.5 Ton 4 Star ASGG18CLCA 1.5T view details

  • Pankaj Goyal

    I need to buy a 1.5 ton inverter ac for my drawing room, which is around 220 sqf. Daily running of ac could be around 8 hrs.
    I am looking for Mitsubishi heavy, O general as I heard these brands are good for larger area coverage with decent cooling.

    Please suggest which ac I should buy and which model.?
    Should I go for 5 star inverter ac or 3 or 4 star is also fine.?

    Thanks in advance


    • Dear Pankaj,
      Mitsubishi heavy, O general are great choices, Both brands have high end models in terms of cooling capacity.
      In general I suggest a 5 star Inverter AC, when usage is more than 2000 hrs in a year. Otherwise, BEE 3 star would also fine. I think you must consider your usage before deciding star ratings.

      You can consider following models in 2 ton capacity:
      1. MSY-JP Series : It’s an inverter Ac with 3 star energy ratings, runs on R32 refrigerant.
      2. MSY-GE/GK Series : It’s 5 inverter AC runs on R410A refrigerant.
      3. O general (ASGA24JCC) : 4 star rated Inverter AC runs on R410A.

  • Brijesh


    I am planning to buy AC for my drawing room 198 sq. meter. I am confused which one to buy among Hitachi , Samsung, Carrier , Daikin. 3 star 2 ton with invertor.


  • Vino

    Can u suggest among this two inverter a/c’s(Panasonic & LG ) which one is suitable for 90 sq.feet room (4hrs to 6hrs usage per day)
    energy efficient,
    Fast cooling,
    Air filter,
    Less db,
    plz specify the model and place to buy

    • Dear Vino,
      I would like to suggest LG for better energy efficiency and reliability. LG inverter AC work on wide range of voltage (100V-240V). For Faster cooling it run on LG’s trademark technology (Himalayan Cool Technology). I suggest you to buy 1 ton inverter AC.
      You can buy the ac from your nearest dealer or online platform such as Amazon,flipkart.
      I cannot suggest the model without the budget.

      • Vino

        In shop they refer carrier and voltas are best ,they facing too many complaint on daikin for board problem, and they say LG performance will not be same after 4 to 5 yrs ,they refers carrier superia a/c ,plz help me…..?

  • Zahid

    I have room size 10′ X 11′
    Budget under 40K. I want copper condensor, inverter ac
    I am confused with Toshiba, Diakin, Lloyd, Mitsubishi, Carrier Volta’s. Suggest me the best. Place Hyderabad Telangana

    • Dear Bikas,
      Panasonic has wide range of air conditioner range with PM 2.5 filter and air purification features. If you lives in polluted area where air quality index is not good. Panasonic would offer added on benefit.

    • In the case of a split AC few people cares about outdoor unit noise. However as per your request I have done comparison between few brands on 1.5 ton inverter Models.

      Brands Noise-indoor unit (in DBA) Noise-outdoor unit (in DBA)
      O general( ASGA18FUTC – 1.5 Ton ) 50 34
      Daikin(FTKF) HI:54/LOW:51 HI:37/LOW:32
      SAMSUNG (AR18NV3HETU) 53 dBA 45/26 dBA
    • Hi Kranthi,
      Although MarQ is reliable name in geysers and electric heaters, it new company in air conditioning domain. We don’t have enough data and user review on MarQ air conditioners. After sales support will be handled by Flipkart-owned company Jeeves and it have very bad user reviews. I would suggest choose other brands for hassle-free service.

    • Midea is one of best in class home appliance manufacturing company in the world for Airconditioner, Refrigerator, Washing Machine & Water Purifier. They are almost making 35Million Airconditioner annually & cater almost every region on earth.
      Carrier & Midea has joined hands together to deliver best in class & improved solutions in terms of cooling, services & most importantly environment friendly Airconditioner to its respective customers.

  • Vino

    Please specify other than india and China made energy efficiency a/c for 90sq.feet room(chennai) more preferably Japanese or German made,usage is 4 to6 hrs per day

    • Hi Vino,
      Imported brands like Mitsubishi and O General do not have vast network and you can have challenge in getting their services in smaller cities. If you want good service you will have to go for a brand that makes in India.
      Your cooling requirement would be around 1 ton and, so if I have to choose, I would pick Daikin DTKL35TV16X. Mitsubishi Heavy is a great brand and have good machines, but they are good to cover larger area or more cooling requirement. In your case the cooling requirement is less and so in that case you will not get any energy efficiency benefits of the MHI AC. Whereas, Daikin model is an inverter AC which can run at a lesser tonnage if required. So I would say Daikin model is better.

    • Vino

      Thanks for your valuable suggestion, actually I have confused in selecting a suitable one from this brands 1.LG 2. Carrier 3. Daikin 4.Panasonic 5. Hitachi energy efficient, noise less,compact outdoor unit

      • R410A, R32 & R290 all are environment friendly refrigerants.
        1. R410A is non flammable.
        2. R32 is mildly flammable
        3. 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.

  • Pranav

    Hello I want to purchase a new split Inverter AC for my 150 square feet master bedroom my budget is within 40 k.
    I use AC for 6 hours per day and for 5 months in a year
    I am residing in Chennai and also I stay in the top floor so kindly suggest me ac model based on my situation
    thank you

  • Satish

    Good afternoon I am satish I want to buy a 1.5 ton 5star a/c. Company-daikin, I want to know which model is the best for less consumption of electricity invertor a/c or non inverter a/c.??? And please suggest me the model as rating in 2018. My budget is 45k.

    • Hi Satish,
      Daikin has wide range of products in 5 star range but most of them are too expensive to your budget. I found a 5 star model FTKG50TV16U with 1.5 ton capacity and 5 star ratings. It has 5.0KW cooling capacity and ISEER 4.70. I am not sure about exact price, you can ask about price from local dealer.

  • Ashok

    I want to buy 5 star inverter split ac for my 150sq ft bedroom
    My budget is 35 to 40k
    I use ac for 5 months in a year and 5 to 6 hrs per day.

    I have shortlisted O general , bluestar and carrier models
    If u have any other ac models pls suggest me

  • Sirajuddeen

    Dear sir…three days before i have buyed DAIKIN FTKG50TV16U 1.5 ton inverter 5 star…its best or not i dont know….tell your opinion sir please……..

    • Dear Sirajuddeen,
      DAIKIN FTKG50TV16U 1.5 is 5 star rated inverter AC with ISEER 4.70. Its a good cooling unit with decent features. As you purchased it already please do share user review.

    • Hi Monu,
      Of course it is, It just like latest technology in car with more fuel efficient engine. Who want to stick olde technology if new is available?
      Inverter Compressor does not switch off completely when reached to desired temperature, It just decrease the speed to save electricity.

  • Rahul

    Hello i plan buy new window ac. Which company ac better. I buy ac for my home. What u suggesd me sir. Which ac better. And why

    • Hi Rahul,
      I don’t recommend window Ac due to following reasons:
      1) It consume more electricity and more noisy.
      2) Manufactures have not improved the technology in window ACs. That’s why you will not find a window AC with inverter technology.
      3) Advanced features like air filter, wifi and 3D colling not available in window ACs.

      However, if you still interested in window AC due to some reason,I want to recommend following:
      Voltas 1.5 Ton 5 Star Window View in Amazon | view on flipkart
      LG LG 1.5 Ton 3 Star BEE Rating View in Amazon | view on flipkart

  • Vishal Patel

    Hello Sir,
    My self Vishal Patel from Gandhinagar, Gujarat. I would like to buy 1.5 ton Hitachi A.c. I use it for 5 months in a year. Tell me How much Actual benefits get from 3 star non inveter vs 3 star inverter ac. Because Shoppers do not have dipply knowledge about all these technical system.And suggest me Should I buy 3 star or 5 star. Suggest me model also. My buggest is also tight.

    • Hi Vishal,
      Your annual usage goes upto 1500 hour, assuming maximum usage 10 hours a day. if your usage is below 1500 hours annually then a 3 star AC is sufficient for you.
      I suggest you buy an inverter AC, It would be up to 30% more energy efficient. Where a normal 1.5 ton AC consume 1kW/hour, An inverter AC would spend 1.1kW electricity. Its a huge saving if calculated on monthly bill.
      Another benefit of inveter compressor is its ability to works on wide range of voltages, As a result Ac will not trip in small voltage fluctuations.
      Due to dynamic speed compressor it make temperature more comfortable then non Inverer AC.
      Note: Make sure to buy one with 2018 star ratings because there is significant difference between 2017 and 2018 BEE ratings.
      If you would have mentioned the budget It would easy for us to meet your expectations. Keeping budget in mind I want to suggest you following models under 36K.

      Hitachi 1.5 Ton 3 Star BEE Rating 2018 Split AC with Wi-fi Connect – White
      view on flipkart | View in Amazon
      Lloyd 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, LS18I31AF, White) View in Amazon

      There are limited option as your budget is tight, Though you can buy other brand which comes under the budget, But never compromise on Inverter technology and copper condenser.
      So prefer one with Inverter technology and copper condenser.

  • Sangeeta

    Hi! I want to buy an AC for my drawing dinning room on the ground floor. The area is 22×15 feet. Should I buy an inverter AC? Which company is the best. Should I buy a 5 star energy rating ac?

    • Hi Sangeeta,
      To calculate the appropriate star ratings, We have a thumb rule,
      Select A 5 star if the usage is more than 2000 hrs in a year.
      Select 3 star rated if usage is less than 1500 hrs in a year.
      Of-course you should buy an inverter AC It latest and innovative technology in air conditioning.

  • Shekhar

    Sir I want to buy 1.5ton A.C. but am confused about which i choose now eatier Samsung LG our any one else plz suggest me sir

    • LG and Samsung good brands with wide service availability. Both offering 1 year comprehensive warranty and 10 years on compressor, so there no significant difference.
      So make your choice based on budget,service availability and peoples opinion in your area.
      Samsung have more budget friendly models than LG.

  • Arindam Haldar

    Hi Sir, I’m from kolkata. Lived in 3 storied building, top floor. 117 sq ft area family of 3 persons. Is 1 ton 3 star inverter a good choice ? Haier is ok ? Has it autocleaning technology which requires min. maintenance ? Mitsubishi compressor ?

  • John

    Hi John here, Add on to the below questions. I do see the recommendations on Diaken and Hitachi.. Based on the details, understood it picked based on higher efficiency factor. Wanted to understand how’s there reliability. Is the brand have much seviceabilty access in Chennai. How much warranty they provide for the A/c.Based on the details, pls provide me the best option to pick the a/c which covers all points. I am ok to buy any brand but wanted to covers all above points and best one of 1.0 ton 3 star invertor a/c? Request you suggest me soon ? Thank you

    • Hi John,
      We encourage everyone to choose a higher energy star rating, but the rule doesn’t not applied to everyone because it cost more with every energy star. Hence you must consider the usage while selecting a suitable star rating.
      As a thumb rule, I would suggest a 5 star if the usage is more than 2000 hrs in a year.
      3 star rated inverter AC if usage is less than 1500 hrs in a year.

      Every major brand have good service availability in Chennai.
      Warranty is something that varies from dealer to dealer and sometimes you get better warranty from one dealer and not so good from another dealer of the same brand. It varies based on the prices that dealers have negotiated with the brand and their commissions. So you will have to check with the dealer before buying. But these are some models that I could find that are priced less than 35K on ecommerce platforms online:

      Brand Model Amazon Link Flipkart Link
      Hitachi Sugoi 4100S (RSE412HBEA) N/A
      Hitachi Merai 3100S RSF312HBEA N/A
      LG JS-Q12FUXD
  • Subhasish

    Hi sir, I am from Kolkata. I want to buy a inverter ac for 120sqft room occupied by 4-5 person approx. I want to buy ac below 40k. I am confused between carrier and Daikin… I checked the specifications..and found that carrier superia 3i model have better ISEER than Daikin 3star models. What do you prefer?

    • Hi Subhasish,
      There not doubt Carrier and Daikin both are reputed brands in commercial and domestic air conditioning in India.
      As per your request I compared carrier superia 3i and Daikin FTKP35SRV16 (You did not mentioned it so, I picked a 4 star model under 40K as per your budget)

      Brand Model ISEER Cooling Capacity Flipkart link Amazon link
      Daikin FTKP35SRV16 1ton 4.17 W/W 3500 W view on flipkart View on Amazon
      Carrier Superia 3i 1ton 3.92 W/W 3000W NA View on Amazon

      Above comparison clearly indicate Daikin is much better than Carrier In terms of cooling capacity and ISEER, moreover you will get better BEE star rating in same budget.

    • Hi Sirajuddeen,
      Both brands have different class in terms of performance and efficiency.
      O General is better in in terms of performance at extreme temperature. if you lives at a place where temperature goes upto 50.C, Then O general is for you. As a result it is bestselling brand in gulf and African countries due to its performance at high temperature. But don’t expect energy efficiency from General.

      Daikin have energy efficient and reliability. if you lives at place where temperature remains around 45. C, Diakin would be a better option.

  • Suresh

    I’m looking for inverter ACs for my new home,
    1ton, 1.5 ton and 2 ton. Do I need to go for 3 star or 5 star. My use will be more in summer. I’m from Tirupati (AP). Also for 120 sq. Ft hope 1 ton inverter Ac is OK, Pls suggest.
    Kindly suggest ACs from the same brand so that servicing will be easy.

    • Hi Suresh,
      You are right, 1 ton AC sufficient for a upto 120Sqft room, However it also depend on orientation of room and the number of peoples at a time in the room. As you mentioned, you are looking it for your home, assuming 4-5 peoples at a time, 1 ton would do the job perfectly.

      For Energy star ratings
      As a thumb rule I would suggest to go for 3 star rated inverter AC if usage is less than 1500 hrs in a year.
      5 star if the usage is more than 2000 hrs in a year.
      So you need to calculate your annual usage and plan accordingly.
      At last I would like to suggest best brands Diakin or Hitachi. if you are looking budget friendly model, then Lloyd would be a better alternative.
      You can further raise query after deciding the energy star ratings, then I will assist you with exact model.

    • Hi Prabhjot,

      As a thumb rule I suggest you choose a 3 star (2018) rated inverter AC if usage less than 1500 per year. 5 star recommenced if the usage is more than 2000 hrs in a year. It is just a thumb rule so may be applied on everyone.It is based on assumption that you have right sized the AC and your tariff is about Rs 6-7 per unit.
      I want to suggest following model from Hitachi.
      Hitachi 1.5 Ton 4 Star BEE Rating 2018 Inverter AC view on flipkart

    • Hi Dinesh,
      Lloyd and Voltas both have some decent budget friendly models. Lloyd offers better features and cooling efficiency if compared with Voltas, So I suggest to buy lloyd, You can buy a 3 star inverter AC in 35K budget.

      You can consider following model with best in class features in the budget:
      Lloyd 1.5 Ton 3 Star (2018) Wi-Fi Split AC (Copper, LS19A5DA-W, White) buy from amazon

  • jaiju mn

    Sir I am jaiju from Cochin iwant to purchase 1 ton inverter 5 star ac which one is less power consumption. I used this one only in summer now here temparature is 38′

    • Hi jaiju,
      You did not mentioned the budget, it would help us get closer to your exceptions. I think both Daikin and Hitachi are the best in terms of performance and energy efficiency(if budget is not a constrain):
      I suggest you Diakin or Hitachi with copper condenser and inverter technology great combination.

      1. Hitachi RAU512CWEA Kashikoi Split AC (1 Ton, 5 Star Rating, ISEER: 5.75,cooling capacity: 3870W) View in Amazon | More info

  • Samshad Ali

    I want to buy cheap and Best 1 ton Inverter ac with less power consumption.please suggest.
    Can I go for Onida IR123IDM.

    • Let me correct you Its Mitsubishi not ‘mistubishi’. Mitsubishi considered as one of the premium brands along with Hitachi. SO build quality would be comparable to Hitachi. But just make sure that you get good service as in general market share of Mitsubishi is quite less and it is not widely seen in the market. But I guess it should be good in your area.
      I would recommend an inverter AC.

      1. Mitsubishi MS-GK18VA Cooling Split AC (1.5 Ton, 3 Star (2018) Rating, White) View in Amazon
      2. Mitsubishi SRK 18 YL-S Inverter Split AC (1.5 Ton, White) View in Amazon

  • Yogesh Kumar mali

    Plz suggest me …
    I want to buy AC for 306sqft sirohiroad Rajasthan
    Best cooling capacity , energy efficient.
    Which model is best for me ?

    • Hi Yogesh,
      You had a quite large area so there must be a ton Ac to fulfill the requirement. Rajasthan is one of hottest state in India, temperature goes upto 45.C if I am not wrong, to cool such a large room you need a heavy duty inverter Ac.
      You are looking for an AC with best cooling capacity and best energy efficiency. if budget is not constrain for you I want to recommend following model for you, but before making finale decision please do check service availability in your Area.

      1. Hitachi 2 Ton 4 Star BEE Rating 2018 Inverter AC view on flipkart view on amazon

      2. Carrier 2 Ton 3 Star BEE Rating 2018 Split AC View on flipkart | view on amazon

  • Abhinav

    PLEASE Guide me, I want to install cassette A.C.
    1. which company I purchase ?
    2. How much ton required ?

    Area :- 28*28 feet
    Height :- 9 feet
    Temperature :- above 45’ degree
    Location :- Rajasthan (India)
    Purpose :- Fabric Showroom

    • Dear Abhinav,
      I suggest you to choose brands which manufacture air conditioning systems for commercial industry. Daikin, Hitachi and Voltas best among these to consider.
      Fabric showroom needs more cooling capacity to cool down the whole area, As fabric absorbs large amount of cooling. I suggest you to install an AC with capacity more than 3.5 ton.

  • kiruba

    I want to buy 1.5 ton split or inverter AC.My budget will 40k. Suggest me dome good model in LG,hitachi,carrier or blus star.Also which one is best.LG dual inverter or hitachi inverter ac?

    • Hi kiruba,
      I suggest you buy a from Hitachi and Carrier. If Hitachi service covers your area, then select Hitachi.
      I found 2 models based on your requirement and budget.
      1. Hitachi 1.5 Ton 4 Star BEE Rating 2018 Inverter AC view on flipkart
      2. Voltas 1.5 Ton 4 Star BEE Rating 2018 Inverter AC view on flipkart
      Both model quipped with inverter technology and best in class energy efficiency ratings.

    • Hi Tina,
      LG is batter than Onida in terms of service and brand reputation. if are looking for budget AC lloyed offers some best inverter AC in budget :

      1. Lloyd 1 Ton 3 Star (2018) Wi-Fi Split AC (Copper, LS13A5OA-W, Red) buy from amazon
      1. Lloyd 1 Ton 3 Star BEE Rating 2018 Inverter AC buy from flipkart

  • Akshat

    Dear sir,

    I am confused between Hitachi,Daikin & Mitsubishi please suggest me the best AC with Model number.
    My room size is 170sq feet & use is only in summer.
    The position of my room is relative to the sun, & i live in a multistory building and my room is not on the top floor.


  • Chintan Dave

    Dear sir,I want to buy an ac for 120sqft in Bhavnagar Gujarat.I wish it could last long,best cooling capacity, energy efficient.We don’t use ac in monsoon and winter.Pls suggest me the best.

    • Hi Chintan,
      As you mention you don’t need it in monsoon and winters, so you need not to invest in additional features like active dehumidifier and heater features.
      I think you need a model which can serve you for a long time in extreme temperature.
      I suggest you following model:

      1. Hitachi RAU512CWEA Kashikoi Split AC (1 Ton, 5 Star Rating, ISEER: 5.75,cooling capacity: 3870W) View in Amazon | More info

      2. Voltas 1 Ton 4 Star Inverter Split AC – Silver (ISEER: 4.05,cooling capacity: 3550W) View on amazon

  • suraj sharma

    My name is suraj sharma.
    I need an Inverter AC with 5 star ratting.
    My room size is 165 sqft.
    Sir 1 or 1.5 ton How much will be best
    Preferred brand is O general , Daikin, IFB or LG dual inverter technology.
    Among these brand which brand n model is the best in terms of better quality, cooling and energy efficiency.
    Price range no factor.

    • Hi Suraj,
      Capacity of AC depends not only on room size but also on orientation and number of windows,doors in the room. Assuming you lives in a multistory building with single window and door. 1 ton AC will do the job with higher cooling capacity(Cooling capacity greater than 3800W).
      1 ton capacity is not available in o general, If you are looking for energy efficient model then exclude o general from your list.

      I suggest you to go for Diakin and Hitachi, have few best in class models with great cooling capacity.

      1. Hitachi RAU512CWEA Kashikoi Split AC (1 Ton, 5 Star Rating, ISEER: 5.75,cooling capacity: 3870W) View in Amazon | More info

  • Shweta

    Suggest me the best one from these Samsung , panasonic , Whirlpool , IFB.. Ac 1.5 ton 3 star inverter energy saving around 35k to 38k

    • Dear Shweta,
      As per request I asked my team to compare few models from Samsung , panasonic , Whirlpool , IFB. We compared the selected models based on energy efficiency. Based on comparison and budget you mentioned, I would like to suggest:
      IFB 1.5 Ton 3 Star BEE Rating 2018 Split AC – White (IAFS18XA3T3C, Copper Condenser) view details on flipkart | View on Amazon

    • Hi Seema,
      We usually recommend people to not go for window ACs because:

      1) Electricity consumption is super high.
      2) Manufacturers have not improved technology for window ACs for last 7-8 years now. So what you buy now is like the technology of previous decade.
      3) You do not get too many features like air filters, sensors, etc which most split ACs have these days and these are features that are needed considering comfort and air quality (as pollution is already high these days).
      However, lately two brands have release two 1.5 ton inverter AC models: LG JW-Q18WUZA and Voltas 185V DZA which are efficient and with better technology. You need a 1.5 ton AC for your room.

      However, Split ACs are much more quite. What is your budget for this AC and how much is your usage of AC in hrs/year?

    • Hi Yash,
      Please prefer a model with copper condenser (if your budget allows), It may cost bit expensive initially, but will provide better efficiency in long run.

  • Deepak Bansal

    Dear sir my room size 150 sq ft. Pls recommend best ac 1 or 1.5 ton and brand. Leave in sri ganganagar, rajasthan

    • Hi Deepak,
      Ideally 1 ton AC is sufficient for 150sqft room, however it also depend on the position room relative to the sun. If you live in a multistory building and your room not on the top floor then 1 ton will do the job.
      I suggest never fall in the trap of features in the case of air conditioners, So just look for the cooling capacity and energy efficiency.
      I suggest Hitachi and Daikin to you. Choose a model with inverter technology and higher energy ratings.

  • Bala

    Hi im Bala
    I want to buy 5 star rating 1.5 ton inverter ac.
    I choose blue star n daikin.
    Which one is better.
    Pl specify that model no. also.
    And also suggest the stabiliser single booster or triple booster.

    • Hi Amit,
      I would like to suggest Daikin,if it offers service in your locality. Diakin offer a wide range of air conditioning product with latest technology. However LG have a good portfolio in air conditioning but heavily overpriced.
      I would like to suggest JTKJ, FTKF and FTKP series from Diakin,


    Which AC should by for 396 sqft room?
    I m badly confuse among brands like Voltas, Carrier, Blue Star. For which should I go? Please guide me.

  • Ved

    Hi I’m Ved please suggest me best 1.5 ton inverter split AC with bee rating 2018 with 5 star. My house is near drainage and dumping area. Suggest me the best AC with anti corrosion protection.

    • Hi Ved,
      You need an AC equipped with active dehumidify and anti corrosive technology.
      Daikin have dedicated AC model for this kind of need.

      Daikin’s new FTKL-S Series is designed to withstand at high corrosive Environment like dump yards and chemical waste areas. Its good sleep off timer provides an un-interrupted night’s rest by automatic temperature adjustment.

    • Hi,
      Most of Godrej Model have aluminium condensers. I don’t suggest aluminium condensers due to low performance in extreme hot conditions. If you find a with copper condenser then go for it.

  • Harshal Patil

    Looking to buy 1.5 ton inverter Ac which is most energy efficient and consumes less. Budget 35k.
    Which one would you suggest


    Hi I’m dinesh
    My budget is 35k
    My room space is 400sqft
    Pls recommend best Ac
    I decided to go for LG brand, is this brand best in ac
    R else recommend me any other brand I’m confused

    • Dear Dinesh,
      You have a large space to install the an AC. I recommend to install a 2 ton AC for 200sqft room. LG is good choice but not the best in terms of air conditioning, I think ‘Carrier 2 Ton 3 Star BEE Rating 2018’ best suited for your requirement, however you have to spend more to own it. Flipkart link

    • Dear Ankur,
      Difference between inverter and non inverter AC in terms of cooling:
      1. Inverter AC more energy efficient than the ordinary AC. It can can save upto 30% electricity.
      2. Inverter Ac equipped with a variable speed compressor, Which increase or decrease the speed as per requirement, however Non inverter AC switch on and off the compressor
      2. Inverter AC manage a constant temperature due to the variable speed compressor, but non inverter cannot maintain a constant temperature.

      For example: if you set 24.C temperature, in this case a non inverter AC maintain the temperature 22.C to 26.C, not the actual temperature 24.C.

      Hence, I strongly recommend to buy an Inverter AC.



    • Dear Pritesh,
      As you already decided to buy a 5 star rated AC, its a good decision. Please make sure it must be a 5 star(2018) rated as the is significant difference between 2017 and 2018 energy ratings.
      Capacity of air conditioner depends on your room size. Please compare your room size with following Table:
      1. For 150-250 sq.ft. 1 Ton
      2. For 250-400 sq.ft. 1.2-1.5 Ton
      3. For 500 sq.ft. 1.5-2 Ton

    • Dear Bramma,
      Diakin is leading brand in air conditioning solutions. I think you choose an excellent model, its a 5 star rated product with best in class coolong capacity which is 5.2kW.

  • Dr Ravi Bhargava

    I want to buy carrier 1.5 ton 18k Ester 3 star 2018 Hybrid jet inverter split ac
    It costs around 38,000 could you please suggest me some other or review about it.

    • Dear Ravi,
      Carrier is excellent choice in air conditioning in this budget but not the best. Ac is a long term investment so and one of the most power consuming appliance, So I would recommend to buy an Ac with more energy stars and power saving features. A 5 star inverter AC range between 45k-55K.
      But as you are looking on 38K budget range I would like to recommend:

      Daikin 1.5 Ton 4 Star BEE Rating 2018 Inverter AC – White (FTKP50SRV16, Copper Condenser) View details on flipkart
      Small Comparison:

      • Daikin have better cooling capacity(4800 W) than carrier (1492 W)
      • Daikin have better EER rating(4.17 W/W) (more energy efficient) than carrier (3.55 W/W)
      • Diakin have built in PM 2.5 Filter

      For more detailed comparison you can visit flipkart comparison link

      You can have look on Hitachi if you don’t like Daikin due to some reason:
      Hitachi 1.5 ton 4 star inverter. view details on flipkart

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