Best air conditioner in India 

We have listed the air conditioner brands largely available in India depending upon the technology used, superior workmanship, star ratings, innovation and world standing. The ranking is on technical aspects only and not on price. The more superior the product the more the price. It is also based on experience and use of the products over a long period and feedback from customers.

Hitachi Air Conditioners *****

Why choose Hitachi Air conditioners as the best AC brand?

Hitachi has the best efficient air conditioners in the market. BEE rates most of their products 4 stars and 5 stars.

Regarding innovation Hitachi launched the first Side Throw AC , the first Hi Wall Mounted Split AC  and  the first Ceiling Mounted Split AC. Most of Hitachi ACs  are having highest Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) in its category

The sound level is much more lower (34dB) in Hitachi air conditioners, far lower than other manufacturers.

Carrier air conditioners ****

Why choose Carrier Air conditioners?

Founded in 1915, carrier is the inventor of modern air-conditioning and has developed itself into being the world’s largest provider of air-conditioning, heating and commercial refrigeration systems (HVACR)

Carrier is also one of the first to adopt the energy efficiency label issued by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)

Awarded the First prize for energy conservation in Consumer Goods Sector in 2007 & 2008 by the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India

Like Hitachi most of Carrier ACs  are having highest Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) in its category

Panasonic / LG / Voltas air conditioners ***

Panasonic has launched many new models recently. Being a Japanese company the products are of very high Quality.

LG has been in Indian market for quiet a long time and has good market share in Indian air conditioning market.

Voltas a Tata product is a known name in India, but they do not have much high stars rated AC’s as compared to carrier and Hitachi

Samsung / Electrolux / Whirlpool air conditioners**

These are consumer electronics companies and do not have a focus on a single product. They offer entire range of home electronics. The products are generally sourced from other OEM’s, and they do not have an edge as compared to carrier and Hitachi.

186 comments to Best air conditioner in India

  • Suresh

    Do u suggest mitsubishi air conditioners in terms of quality and efficiency in energy savings and durability

    • living advisor

      Yes Mitsubishi air conditioners are good both in terms of efficiency and energy savings. Go for high star rated AC

    • Anison Joseph

      Mitsubishi electric air conditioners Are very good in E E R and Its star rating ranges to 0.8 TR-2 Tr Acs, And Mitsubishi has An advantage that they are complaint free machines.
      Go for five star model (starmex)

  • ANAND

    You can bye sharp air conditioners because they have a unique technology PCI (plasmacluster technology ion ) feature . which is generates and releases the same positive and nagative ions that accur in nature through plasma discharge.

    • Anison Joseph

      BEst Brands Are
      1. Toshiba
      2. Mitsubishi electric
      3. Daikin
      4. O-general, York,Panasonic.
      5. Hitachi, Blue Star
      6. LG, SAMSUNG,Onida Videocon
      7. Voltas

  • Shrayans

    BEST BRANDS ARE AS FOLLLOWS:-

    1. MITSUBISHI HEAVY (service depends on dealer)
    2. O-GENERAL (poor after sale service support)
    3. HITACHI ( Best Service Support)
    4. TOSHIBA

    ECONOMIC RANGE-
    1. PANASONIC
    2. VOLTAS
    3. LLOYDS
    4.SAMSUNG

    • Anison Joseph

      Mitsubishi Electric, Service IS provided By The Company Itself, You can find Mitsubishi Electric Air conditioners in All Outlet of Malabar gold in Kerala and Hyderabad also.

  • Manikanta

    Any one could you pls suggest, which SPILT AC is best in terms of service and durability and my budget is 32k. I had seen many forums and sites (Mouthshut.com, compareinda, ……etc).
    Hitachi, Carrier service in hyderabad.

  • RMS

    My room size is 13×12,ground floor in a double storied building.I have shorlisted Voltas veritis gold 5 star,Onida icool 3star,whirlpool chrome star,lg star. all are 1.5 ton.May i know which will be good and the best for me.

  • Chander

    Sir,
    My room size is 14″x14″ and it is 220 sq ft. I am going for 1.5 ton split A.C. is Voltas the best A.C. in Indian range. What about the after sale service of Voltas I have heard that servicewise the A.C. is not good. Cooling is good but service is very poor. What do you suggest. My budged is 30,000/- can I go for Hitachi 3 star or not.
    Bhushan.
    9871970301.

  • nir

    I would like to buy 1.5 ton ac, can some one suggest me which is better panasonic or hitachi. my budget is 30k. and in panasonic and voltas which one is better.

    • AMARPREET SINGH

      I THINK THE PANASONIC IS BETTER BECAUSE IT IS A JAPANESE BRAND AND IT HAS A POWERFUL COMPRESSOR. ALSO THE SIZE OF OUTDOOR UNIT IS BIGGER THAN VOLTAS WITH BLUE FINS.SO GO FOR PANASONIC

      • Anison Joseph

        MITSUBISHI< DAIKIN< And Hitachi is also from Japan, The first two are the best in the industry as i know it from my experience,
        try for a .Mr.slim Model of Mitsubishi Next time

    • Anison Joseph

      Why you Are wasting your Money on Such Products, If you Can buy Mitsubishi Or Daikin, That’s Better for you, i swear that the most power saving And Complaint free Machines,
      you can feel the difference of these machines from the other machines, ask somebody ,who is using these machines,

      you can also check out the Computerized De-humidifier fact from The internet,

  • nagendra

    i want to know panasonic cube ac performence for my bed room.

  • sahil

    mitsubishi undoubtedly the best…m using 1.5 ton split in my bedroom…maximum air flow upto 50 foots….nd most energy efficient ac…in the market…

  • Vipul

    I had worked in the AC industry for 10 odd years. if you are planning to buy an AC please go through the following details

    Diakin / Hitachi
    They have a strong R & D. Products are over engineered and hence have a long life, low noise and minimal issues if any. Service is strong as they are mainly into Commercial Air conditioning which is service oriented.
    Price band – High

    LG / Samsung
    They have there own manufacturing plants in India but some OEM production. Product performance is OK, however they have introduced Aluminum coils which decreases the life of the AC. Also in case of a gas leakage the entire coil will have to be replaced. Service is good to average depending on location. They promote products on the basis of the health plank which hardly has any impact for a consumer.
    Price band – Above average

    Voltas / Onida / Whirpool / Electrolux / Videocon
    Voltas and Videocon have some level of local manufacturing. Mainly importing from OEM’s in China. Please note China does not mean low product quality. India’s RAC market size is 3.6 million and the biggest Chineese manufacturer produces 17.5 million AC’s.
    Product quality depends on the importer specifications. As a thumb rule look for the name of the chineese manufacturer and you can rank them as below
    1. GREE
    2. Midea
    3. Galanz
    4. Aux / Haeir
    Among the lot, Voltas has better service, Whirlpool and Electrolux are average on service.
    Price Band – if you have to choose among these brands, look for the best prices.

    If you need any more details please post here and I’ll get back to you.

    • Karan

      What about godrej split? Do I go for one as the service is good in my area.

    • Arun

      Dear Vipul,

      Thanks for the detailed response. Can you rate the performance of Videocon ACs, as they are priced the lowest.

      Depending on the response, I may buy three units.

      Thanks

      Arun

      • Vipul

        Dear Arun,
        Imported Videocon units are a good buy. They are importing units from mainly two manufacturers in China ( GREE & Haier). Go in for the GREE manufactured units. Do not go in for locally manufactured units.

    • Mohan

      Vipul,

      1)
      Pls let me know which split AC is cheap and best among all models in terms of Quality,Price, service etc.. ?

      2)
      Is star rating matter for Home usase( as hardly will use in summer only)
      Which star rating I should go for AC while buying for my home?

      3)
      If I choose between Hitachi & Voltas , pls suggest me which AC I should by in terms of Quality,Price, service etc.. ?

      4)
      Is Hitachi – Iclean is good?

      Regs,
      MOhan

      • Vipul

        Dear Mohan,

        1. In terms of Cheap and best you can go ahead with Electrolux , Videocon (only imported ones), Onida & Voltas ranked in terms of best pricing.

        2. Star rating does matter even for Home usage. A 3 star AC would be optimal for residential usage.

        3. Between Hitachi and Voltas, Voltas would deliver much more value for money.

        4. Hitachi AC’s are no doubt good and usually over-engineered and overpriced. The I- clean feature is not worth spending money on as it only delays the need for service and not totally eliminates it.

    • Neeraj

      Hi Vipul,

      I was planning to buy a split AC of 1.5 tonne(5 Star),As there are lot of confusion because of the number of brands available..
      Can u plz sugest me the best among voltasGoldI or voltasElegantR or WhirlPhoolAviaterV or if hitachior any other than which one, depending on the services also my budget is somewhere around 32000/…
      Plz reply asap as i want to finalize it soon..
      Thanks In Advance..

      Neeraj

      • Vipul

        Dear Neeraj,

        1. Among the 3 AC’s you mentioned, I’ll suggest you go in for the Voltas models as whirlpool service is not that good. You can choose between the two models of Voltas on the basis of your choice of colour and design. Technically the two Voltas machines are the same. The 1000/- price difference is because of the aesthetic changes.

        2. You can get a decent 5 Star machine in your budget. Hitachi will definately be a superior machine but a 5 star, 1.5 ton will go beyond the budget mentioned. I suggest you also try Electrolux (EQS55).

    • V.K.Malhotra

      Hi Vipul, Pl suggest me about split ac among o general/hitachi/panasonic/Daikin. Which serve without trouble. After sale service in Haryana.

      • Anison Joseph

        Dear Malhothra
        Am Anison From Kerala , working in Air-conditioner Field for 3 years,
        i would suggest Daikin For you , as i know abt the machine by myself. its totally complaint free, But i dont know Abt The service in Harayana , so Ask for a daikin Solution plaza dealer in your city.

    • Dhana

      Hi,Iam planning to buy ondia 1.5 ac…kindly advice shall i go ahead with that

    • shiva

      thank boss u helped me alot in choosing

    • Sudhakar

      Dear Vipul,

      Your Valuable information is really professional. My choice is either 4 star or 5 star only. I had a big analysis on selecting AC brands to buy for past 2 years. I sort listed few brands in coimbatore to buy based on their Price for their Quality then Service back up. I preferred Quality first without compromising price too for its own quality. My buying ranks are first given to Hitachi 1.2 Kaze rs 31500 for my office & hitachi-iClean For my Home, then Daikin since price is high & Service which is next to hitachi which i feel, O General – Of course good in 1.5T & 1t but Very less in service network & too costly. 2 nd category Choices are Carrier, then Blue Star, last Onida i had. Others I omited. These are the things available in my place ie. coimbatore. Hitachi service is took by 3rd party agence only.. The risk is if any spares gone means it is dfficult to get those spares. But still Prefer Hitachi because of Star rating, Low DB noice Level, Good Cooling capacity, Good Long through of air in long time usage with out compromising prices.. My actual requirement is 1ton but dont mind to buy this. Alternatively Daikin for 31000 but it is 1 ton. Can u plz suggest whether my option is good. Which one to Buy. Since u being in that technical field i thought ur the right person to ask about this. U R Suggessions are definitely helpful for me..I am awaiting for ur reply. Thanks a Lot.. Friend

    • SNR

      what is your suggestion for Videocon VITA MAX 1T AC for my 11X15 Bedroom? and what about .75T, as I am in Bangalore.

    • rajesh

      what about sharp split 1.5 ton split AC.

    • pk

      hi,

      some people told ONIDA is best using Japnese compressor and cooling coils are big

    • vipul

      hitachi has also out sourced its service to local venders, and those r useless,hitachi is only a brand ,the they are charging too high with a very low product quality ,no company official,s contact details r their on the web.call centers and service engg are useless.

    • YOGESH SETH

      Dear,

      I need 1.5 ton window a.c but i confused between carrier and voltas.kindly suggest which product i can buy.

    • gen

      what about panasonic is it better than voltas, llyods, I am planning to buy one and my budget is minimum. advice which i should go for

      • living advisor

        Panasonic is better than voltas and Llyods. Two things are important while making a decision, star rating and after sales service, third is price. Product quality is more or less the same of all manufactureres

  • amit

    i want to buy videocon split ac 1 ton i have a room 12 x11 feet. i have single story. Is it best for it

  • Vijay Laxmi

    Please any one could suggest, which SPILT AC is best in terms of service and durability and my budget is 30k (or it may be negotiable).My room is 12″x12″ on first floor in the 3rd floor house.what cooling capacity of split is suitable for my room is 1 ton or some more.
    thank in advance.
    i m waiting for your reply.

    • Anison Joseph

      You only need 1Tr. Mitsubishi Electric Air conditioner, you can get it by contacting any dealer in your City, with a price of 26000/-

      If you Are going for any other Brand, goo for 1.5 tr.
      Daikin is Also A good Machine, but Mitsubishi has the highest Air throw, up to 12 mtr (36 – 40 feet), while the other machines gives only 12 Feet
      Its Cfm is also higher …………….
      Good luck

    • kone

      hitachi, carrier,ogeneral..dont go for budget a/c it will slowly suck ur money monthly..

  • Prasad

    Hi Vipul,

    Thanks for your very useful comments. I would like to know more about Onida ACs. I am located in Bangalore and as per the Bangalore Climate, we need only for few months. Pls advice.

    Thanks,
    Prasad

  • Prashant

    what are your views on Godrej split air conditioners, Mr Vipul? answers from others on this thread are welcome too… thanks!

  • rajesh

    how is General make AC ?. what will be cost of a 5 year old AC

  • NRKS Chakravarthy

    Koryo airconditioners promoted by Big bazar are extremely cheap compared to other models. A 3 star window A/c with free stabilizer is available only at Rs.15790/- Is any one using this model and how is it on Energy savings and other parameters? Can I go ahead and buy this one?

  • Jagan

    HI Vipul

    Whether Onida AC’s are good

  • mangesh masurkar

    Compair among SPLIT AC of whirlpool chrome 5 star ,voltas vertis elegant 5 star ,Carrier duracool 5 star , Hitachi kaze 5 star for best in features, performance & technical specifications

  • Rahul

    what about godrej 5 star 3.1 EER split ac’s……..aren’t they good??
    am confused between lg and godrej…..presently using voltas and am not at all satisfied.

  • nigel

    well the best i find so far are
    hitachi, mitsubishi electric(beware theres also mitsubishi heavy industries, which is kind of inferior in quality) daikin are good to o-general well they do cool well but their looks havent changed much… these are the premium ranged acs if you want good looks try hitachi got four hitachis never had much problems pretty much silent and cool well provided u have your service people service it well. many people whu faced problems with hitachi often have brought these acs from stores that service and install it them self like reliance digital etc. toshiba acs are very impressive to.

    the next would be panasonic then carrier then samsung and lg
    these are pretty good acs a bit cheaper then the premium range they work well and have good compressors although in panasonic compressors the thermal switch is external( i dnt know if they improved it) in case your coils are clogged with dirt or low on gas then you could burn your compressor.

    then comes the cheap acs like videocon, onida, tcl, voltas, koryo
    they do serve their job as an ac they do cool well they can be noisy or might give up sooner

    now when u buy an ac i depends entirely on your budget and your usage if u do use your ac 24×7 like i do den a 5 star premium range ac is good.

    if u use your ac for a few hours a day or may be a few times a week then you could as well buy a lower star rating which is cheaper.

    check different stores for their pricing and service agent if your buying a split ac try 2 get a free instalation the brackets and drain pipe has 2 be paid for. while installing your split ac ensure your service dealer vaccum purges the pipes after connecting them and before opening the gas valves.. why i say this? when the pipes are open to atmosphere moisture and contamination enters it. this moisture damages your compressor and also decreases cooling and adds a minute pressure in the gas cycle making your compressor work more and sucking more power. normally in india most of them just blow freon gas through it which doesnt do much other then harming our ozone.
    secondly u dont need to add gas to it ever unless you uninstall it and a bit of gas decreases. otherwise remember to much gas more pressure more work more damage more bills. less gas water throwing from blower and icing up and possible compressor damage.
    happy ac shopping hope this helps

    • nigel

      i forgot to mention that choose a ac size wisely. a 120 sq ft room would require a 1 tonne. 150 – 230 1.5 tonne. 230 -400 2 tonne. (the figures are just estimated it can vary it also depends on number of windows, windows that get direct sunlight and people occupying the room) if u buy a small ac say 1 tonne for a 190 sqft room it will take more time to cool the room or it may not cool the room at all wasting electricity. take one thats big say 1.5 tonne for 100 sq ft with no windows that get direct sun light then the ac will cool your room more faster without removing humidity and make u feel uncomfortable also the compressor will frequently cycle on and off remember that the first few seconds a compressor starts up it takes more amps than whats written on the specification plate say if your 1.5 tonne draws 8.4 amps during running on start up it shoots up to 10 or even more for few seconds. now with the frequent on of your bill would just sky rocket wouldnt it?

  • AKASH

    Hi! i want to buy an 1.5 ton split ac for my home..room size si 8″x10″ and is on 2nd floor,which is the top most floor of the house..my range is 25,000..i am thinking about Lg or Voltas..which will be better performance,after sales service wise ?? and what start rating would be enough..will 2* be enough ? if any one can suggest an specific model it would be appreciable..

  • Himmy

    How will be samsung Ac 5 star rating because if i go with Hitachi no doubt the ac’s life long will be good but if i go with samsung i’ll get 25% off , so should i go with samsung or buy Hitachi ?

  • sudhanshu

    which ac is better O Genral/ Hitachi? Technically
    plz suggest.

  • SURESH

    HI

    I am planning to purchase onida ac S12SPD-N3 (1.0 Tr).

    Onida is advisable to buy or which brand is best to buy at 1.0 tr ( my budget is 24k)

  • prakash

    I would like to buy 1.5 ton ac, can some one suggest me My room size is 10×12,3rd floor Onida icool Hitachi LG 3star, all are 1.5 ton.May i know which will be good and the best for me.which one is better.

  • nishad rughani

    i want to buy the ac which is the best compnay and best in colling and billing or i should buy split or window window space is not the problem so what u suggest is ther any diffrance in split and window in power saving or colling?so which compnay i shold buya and split or window pls answe will be waitig

    • kone

      go for 5 star brands. Hitachi, carrier, o general are most efficient a/c. Hitachi consumes less power when compared toall other. i have hitachi…carrier is made in china so we are not sure about quality of product..general is expensive..

  • abhinav sharma

    I WANT TO PURCHASE SPILT AC TO MY ROOM (10×12 feet). MY CAPACITY IS UPTO 25,OOO (INR). PLEASE SUGGEST ME WHICH AC IS BEST OR SUITABLE FOR ME? I AM WAITING FOR YOUR POSITIVE REPLY.

  • Nani

    Ozon air conidtioner is better than all other conditioner.

  • anubhav

    How is LLOYDS split AC in term of service and quality?

    • living advisor

      As the market share is less, there are chances of less service availability, but if you stay in a metro then there are no such issues. Otherwise the quality is good

  • prateek

    hello experts (vipul/living adviser), I wanna buy a 1.0 ton split ac is good idea to purchase Lloyd / Panasonic cube ac. what are the recommendations for panasonic cube or otherwise i have to purchase voltas etc.

  • DR PRAMILA PANDEY

    I have purchased 1.5 ton hot & cool o general a c for room size 220 sq ft for top floor. But my a c is not cooling my room. what can i do for proper cooling.kindly give me suggestion for this.

    • living advisor

      As you stay on the top floor, roof insulation is very important for proper cooling. Go for false sealing or some similar solution.

  • Ankur

    I was planning to buy a Window AC of 1.5 tonne, As there are lot of confusion because of the number of brands available..
    Can u plz sugest me the best among Voltas /LG /Samsung /O General any other than which one, depending on the after sales services in Punjab
    Plz reply asap as i want to finalize it soon..
    Thanks In Advance..

    • living advisor

      Voltas LG and Samsung all have good after sales service. Go in this order first choice LG, second Voltas, third Samsung and 4th O General service wise. LG has the highest market share in AC market in India.

  • maverick

    how is godrej split a.c. in terms of cooling, power consumption and servic? plz do reply

    • living advisor

      Power consumption depends upon the star rating of the AC. Service depends on area to area. It is better in metro cities. 4-5 star rated AC will be good one.

  • shashikant

    if i buy panasonic 5 star is it better than onida voltas, samsung lg, etc give me some suggestion i will be very thankfull to you,

  • shashikant

    if we compare panasonic bluestar what will be best among performance,sound, service, and complaints regarding leaking of water from the fins in the inner side

  • Mani

    Hi
    I’m living in Delhi and planning to buy a 1.5 TR split AC with a Five star rating.
    Please suggest me whether i can go for Lloyd. What are the merits and demerits of Lloyd AC. Though it seems cheaper than other brands, is it worth buying.

  • manrao

    Alot of people are saying o general is giving problem … why is that ? My service guy suggests hitachi , but it has a low btu and general is high btu. my room size is approx 200 sq ft . pls give feed back and suggestions …

    • living advisor

      You will find people criticizing all brands. Go for the AC brand which has good service in your area. If service guy suggest Hitachi go for it. Be sure to buy high star rated AC

  • Hi vipul

    Am living in Ludhiana(Pb.). My room size is 15X12 on 1st floor.
    Pl suggest for best brand amog Panasonic, Onida, Voltas, Electrolux, Lg for this.

    Also suggest for Split or window

  • Rakesh Kumar

    Hi
    I’m living in Delhi and planning to buy a 1.5 TR window AC with a Five star rating.
    Please suggest me whether i can go for Hitachi or O General. What are the merits and demerits of above AC. Though it seems costlier than other brands, is it worth buying

    • living advisor

      Both these AC’s have high efficiency so the cost will get reimbursed in the form of less electricity bills. Prefer Hitachi over O General

  • Kunal

    I want to buy 1.5Ton wiondow AC in noida. Which brand should I go My budget is 20K
    Please suggest

  • Varun

    Why nobody is talking about Bluestar ???

    Hitachi is the best brand if u are willing to pay a few bugs more from your pocket.

  • Devan

    Hi Friends

    I cant suggest u the brands but i want to share the problems i m facing by buying panasonic cube split ac of 1.5 ton with model no CS-ZC20MKY

    1. The dealer said it will installed at height 6ft. but servcie centre official installed at 4.5 ft …cauz they said it is limitation of this model

    2. It was advertised that it no noise ac but it has more noise than other ac infact equal to water cooler.

    3. There is no effective cooling as compared to 1.5t capacity.

    4. Symphony water cooler is much better than this model.

    5. Last is economical point of view its not at all economical because by adding more 5000 to 7000 you can buy satisfaction…

  • vipin garg

    try sanyo ac, its a true japan made ac, iam very satisfied with performance, its giving good quality in very low price, realy very good ac, in rajasthan condition too, its a value for money product…no problem at all

  • kamaljit singh

    What is the technical difference between 1 star and 3 star window ac.The compressor are same in both ac.

    • JAGUAR

      Circuit is designed in different way. star rating depends on system balancing.
      Motor rating and condenser coil design will be different,
      Always buy high star rated product.

  • Rajendra Prasad

    Sir,

    Plz guide me about AC, My bedroom is 20 feet long and 9 feet in width so plz suggest me which the best AC is suitable and my budget is 30K.

  • abh

    hi

    go for panasonic cube ac nothing is better than that in terms of price, attraction, outdoor unit, more cooling power, advance tech all that and good customer support , 5 yr warrenty so dont go for others

  • Venkateswarlu

    Sir,
    For getting best cooling in the room what condition are to be provided such as wall painting, which type of ceiling etc., and inside unit(evoperator)at what height it is be fitted and where have to keep the outside unit(compressor).
    Thanking You

  • damandeep singh

    Any review of the airconditiners launched by TATA under the brand name CHROMA …they are cheap and have high star rating

  • naveen

    ee for 5 star rating friends..rating decreases the current bill will be increased..dont buy onida a/c ..they render poor customer care..my friend struggled with that and finally called local a/c repair men to repair…worst srvice…i bought hitachi durocool 1 ton split a/c 33000(including stabilizer and installa) which is really awesome and current consumption is less when compared with other brand..if ur area has power fluctuation go for double booster stbilizer… an ord stablzer will not work properly in low power area..i am struggling because of that.. don’t go for budget a/c which will slowly consume ur money monthly…

  • JAGUAR

    Lots of discussion above on which AC to buy and which not. I am in AC industry for quite long now. To some extent i agree with Vipul, Pl note the parameters for which indian customers run for:-
    1. Price
    2. Quality
    3. Serviceability

    Samsung product testing is the best in the market with advanced testing facilities which no one in India has. Samsung withdraw the production done in other OEM and start of their own last year due to problem created by their OEM. Now the product is perfect specially Split AC. R&D is the best and works on global launching.
    Others are china products like voltas, onida, whirpool etc.
    Please do not mix segments while you purchase AC.
    More you pay , better quality you get.
    Hitachi, O general, Daikin comes in premium segment. You have to pay more bucks to get good quality and it is justified also.

    Best Options: Low segment:- Samsung/LG
    Higher Segment: O general/Hitachi

    Panasonic/Mitsubishi/Sharp/Daikin are new entrants and you never know about their serviceability. All of these import their AC from china market. Only you will come to know after 2-3 years about their performance.SVC spares will always be a problem. Being Japanese doesn’t mean it is perfect in all aspects. Remember this is not automotive segment where japanese have proved, this is an altogether different game.

    Be careful and decide as per your room requirement and budget.
    Buy star rated products for energy efficiency. Buy more stars, help nation in saving power.

  • im planning to buy a 5 star rated 1.5ton split ac…
    i wanna know that if we use ac in rainy season wat type of air it will release (dry or dose it contain moisture) nd wat about sharp ac is it a good brand in ac

  • Ashish

    You must go for Sharp Ac’s because of 3 main reasons:
    1. PCI ( Plasmacluster Ion Generator ) patented technology is good for health as it deactivates airborne viruses from air. Also patients suffering from Asthama wont find uncomfortable sitting in ac for long hours. Bad odors from room vanishes within few mins.

    2. Inverter bases technology (More than 5 star rating)
    You can save cost upto 50.3% of your electricity bill. It is the customer feedback who are using sharp ac. ( As per research )

    3. Japanese technology is efficient than Indian and Korean brands. ( Dont kill me I’m Indian too but fact is fact :P )

    If you are comparing LG, Samsung, Carrier, Voltas etc (Korean & Indian ) with Sharp and other Japanese brands then cost wise you’ll go for Korean or Indian but for efficiency and quality, I highly recommend you to go for Sharp.

    If you need any more info, Feel free to contact me on this forum Ashish

    • Priti

      Is sharp Inverter ac of 1.1 Tons good??

      • vikrant

        yes 1.1 ton ac is very good model you can use this ac up to 170 sft due this tecnology. and you can save 1500 to 2000 rs per month due to its invertor technology and its have very good feature called pci (plasma-cluster ion generator) it is very good for health, this feature is far better then filters, doctor virus and other which is provided by other brands and its have conda airflow due to this feature u can sit and sleep under the ac more than 10 hrs because air doesn’t touch to your body it is very good for children, women and old age person.

    • The Investigator

      Dear Ashish,

      Good day to you,

      I am very curious to read your comments.I am from south India .The main reason for noting your thread is that – a vast majority of people don’t consider about the technology “Giant” SHARP ,Japan.Even in middle east they are not aggressive in marketing or advertisements (the attitude is if you want buy our products , if not dont).To my opinion they are very conservative and keeps a low profile at the same time very refined.

      Now to you I have few questions

      A)Air Conditioners

      Now to you I have few questions

      1)My budget is 30-35K maximum for bedroom .How much tonnage is required ?

      2)I only prefer Japanese manufacturers based on their efficiency and longevity compared to the Korean “marketing” mass people and market share .

      So , I prefer

      a)Mitsubishi Electric /OE General
      b)Panasonic /Daikin
      c)Sharp (I am asthmatic/allergic -Plasma cluster will help!!)

      I prefer durable products and not changing according to technology or trends.

      This was about Air conditioner

      B)SWITCHES for Home

      I plan to buy ORIS by Larsen and Tubro .Our Distribution Board is of L&T and Hager.

      Can you check the opinion on ORIS ,in terms of performance and not on mass market appeal .

      Thanks you for your attention

      Awaiting your “candid” comments.

      Best regards

  • Be-Cool Expert

    Air conditioners (Split/ Window) are judged on star rating of Bureau of Energy Efficiency. More the stars more will be the savings. ACs installed with latest scroll technology compressor with five star rating is the best option available in the market. The proven technology in commercial sector-Copeland Scroll is now available with 2 TR spilt air conditioners.

    In fact, all five star rated air conditioners are energy efficient irrespective of any brand.

  • Dinesh Suna

    I have recently (2 months ago)bought a SHARP Split AC 1.5 ton, 3 star. I am quite satisfied with its performance. Even though its a 3 star, it uses maximum upto 1700 watt electricity as compared to other brands of 1.5 ton, 3 star upto 1900 watt. so its as good as a 5 star one. mine is not a inverter technology based one. Besides, SHARP is the only AC in Delhi at least, who is offering an emi for 2 years @ Rs.1000/- and the down payment is only about Rs.7K. All others give EMI for a maximum period of 6 months, there by your EMI is averaged at Rs.3,500/- and DP is about Rs.10,000/- . I also got free stabiliser and installations. So its a win-win situation.

    And Gaurav u can use AC in rainy season too. SHARP has a ‘dry mode’ which will suck the moisture/humidity from the room in minutes and when u use a ceiling fan along with ‘dry mode’ it will be very comfortable. it saves the electricity to almost half…as compared to running the AC in ‘cool mode’

    Go for SHARP invertor technology or regular one. you will not regret.

    Dinesh Suna
    Delhi

  • Anubhav

    Hey guyes. Someone suggested me Sharp 1.5 Split AC. Model no AU-A18LMT. I will cost me arround 29,000 INR. Should I go for it? Please advice.

    • Dinesh Suna

      Hi anubhav,
      I was referring to the same model AU-A18LMT sharp split AC (1.5 ton). I had bought it for Rs.31,000/- with free installation and stabiliser. Its a very good buy. performance is also very good. So I would say, Go for it 1

      Dinesh Suna
      Delhi

  • M. Krishnan

    I got a daikin make split type AC ( Model – FT50GV16- 1.5 TR 5 STAR)in my bedroom. As compared to a Hitachi unit used in my office, cooling wise Daikin is just chilling. Its completely salient and electric consumption is very low. Some of my fnds r using carrier, voltas and LG. They have also rated Daikin as best after experiencing my machine. I would love to recommend all buyers to go 4 this brand. In kolkata cost wise its only 35K…not too much as LG, Samsung, Voltas n most of the brands r offering Aluminum condenser(can last for max 3-4 yrs and most of the cases after 6 months to 1 yr, leakage problem occurs as kolkata climet is too humid)product @ 28 to 30 K. I feel, any sensible buyers will pay 5 k more for hassle free service with most advance technology. Hitachi – used to be a good product now a days also degraded its quality and also spare parts is commonly not available. I m facing tremendous problem related to the office AC.

  • Rajiv Gupta

    In context on Mr. Krishan’s review, i m fully supportive to the brand Daikin. They r the World No 1 air conditioning company at this moment. The products r industry best. I have a centralized system installed in my bungalow. After using it for two yrs., i can write cooling is superb, electricity consumption is lower than my expectation. After sales service is also very prompt. I recommend all the AC buyers to go for Daikin.

  • OniMan

    Onida AC is the best AC in the world

  • rakesh

    THOUGH DAIKIN IS JAPANSE COMPANY BUTS 3 STAR AX ARE MADE IN CHINA

  • Pawan Mishra

    I want to purchase split ac for my office, now inverter ac intruduced in market and i just want to know that What is the basic differece between Inverter ac and ***** star rating ac, because there is 10,000/- between both.

    • vispi

      Pawan, basically BEE rating of 5 star is granted to normal AC without inverter if it has COP/EER of 3.5 something, but as per BEE inverter based AC it is not necessary to be star rated as inverter based ac are more energy efficient than star rated ac, so u calculate EER by cooling capacity divided by input watts. It must be above 3.25, next method is total BTU generated i.e. 1ton equals 12000, 1.5ton equals 18000 divide it by total power input watts. If it is more than 10, it is energy efficient. I think this will suffice u.

  • ASP

    Name is not everthing…!!

    Hitachi Quadricool 1 ton has given us really lots of problems.

    I bought the AC for Rs. 22k odd. The remote stopped working, remote is one of the most expensive (compared to other brands) to replace as well. Then the filmsy plastic front panel broke.
    The horizontal bottom lid cover also doesnt work and has developed a play within 2 years. The swing stopped working a month back. Multiple times within short period the AC had to be charged with gas. What good is quiet if it doesnt cool enough. My bedroom size is 8x10ft. with proper insulation as well.

    My service people say mine is not an isolated experience. Many Hitachi customers
    were happy initially but had to face similar problems like me.

    I therefore after extensive research and actual experience recommended my cousin for an Onida Tracy 1.5 ton split ac for his 9×12 living room and it works wonderful and is also a 5-star rated ac. Onida guys also make 1 ton models. I guess the TRC class of ACs from onida are as good and efficient compared to DAIKIN and PANASONIC or TOSHIBA or MITSUBISHI.

    In India OGeneral is the most respected brand otherwise, even better than Hitachi.

    Best of luck to everyone buying new acs. Do prefer split acs over window ones as spits are real quiet and are probably a bit more EE in general than the window counterparts. Dont forget that afternoon sun, wind directions, installation etc. will all matter and must be considered before a sound decision is made.

  • RAJESH

    I am already using SAMSUNG window 1.5t A/C in my bed room and I am satified with its services.

    Now I want to purchase Sharp window 1.5t A/C for domestic purpose.

    Pl.advise .

  • vispi

    I bought Onida tracy 1.5 tons split a.c. tracy precool model, after researching for 3 months, it is one of the best priced, after sales service and energy efficient. There r many other a.c. brands, with their unique features, used as marketing tools, but I think Onida best suits and understand indian weather conditions, It has proved to be energy efficient, for u all reference . I list all ac brands with adjective. Hitachi-costly, carrier-horrible service, Panasonic-celestially priced, kenstar ,haeir-low priced but costly energy wise, lg, Samsung-high claims low performance, still if u want to spend more u can go for hitachi, but logic is economy, so u can bet on Onida, and this review is without any bias or prejudice. And yeah pls. Remember star rating criteria has changed, presently all 5 star ac can be considered as 4 star for further clarification refer bee site for reference and then buy ac.

    • bdb

      I fully endorse the views of vispi in so far as the performance of Onida a/c is concerned. I had installed one 1.5 ton last year, and had installed it at the top floor of my house where the room gets the full blast of peak summer and would otherwise make it next to impossible for anyone to sit there for more than 3-4 minutes with a ceiling fan on. Our Onida a/c makes the room absolutely comfortable within 5 minutes (at 22 with swing on). I can claim that chilling efficiency of Onida is one of the best. Those planning to buy an a/c must give Onida a serious ‘look’ rather than the other much ‘hyped’ brands…….it has given me a trouble free service and an excellent after sale service………..

  • Pushpender

    Hi i buy llyod 1.5ton with 3star split ac .It service is super with 5year warrantey only cost 26,600 with installation and stalibser.LLYOD AC BEST FOREVER

  • micky

    o general is best

  • Siva

    Bluestar is the THE BEST air conditioner it also in Room Air conditioning.

    Initial Cost is just high, but more Power savings and also it is having
    Ultimate I FEEL function Superb yaar.

    i will advise u buy BLUESTAR Products.

  • varun

    Hi,

    I live in himachal and am looking for a good AC (1.5-2ton) with cooling and heating option. What do u guys recommend. is voltas all weather 2s platinum any good. Does Daikin and Hitachi do any all weather Acs? price is not an issue, I am looking for usage economy and quality. thanx in advance

    varun

    • Pratik

      Go for Mitshubshi or Daikin R410 models its good in terms its Eco-Friendly nd these are the good Brands if Budget is not an Issue

  • SS

    I am planning to buy a split AC 1 TR capacity, 5 start rating. There are few websites where I have seen a brand named ARVIN, which is an europen brand as they state. This is available at very competitive proice as compared to any other brand. They have launched the product in India in 2011-12 only and currently has presence in North India, Himachal, punjab, Hariyana etc and they are planning for PAN India presence in current year. Do any one has experience of using an ARVIN Split Ac. I am from Mumbai and currently ARVIN does not have a dealer in Mumbai though they have few service centers.

    Thanks for reading

  • Rajiv

    Hi Varun,
    Daikin would be the right choice as they have both heating and cooling. Buy the Inverter type which is the most efficient and consumes the least energy. What with the constant increase in power rates in India.
    I have just fitted a FTKD50FVM 1.5 Ton cooling type and am happy with it. So quiet!

  • Mickey

    I am looking to purchase 2 ton and 1.5 ton hot and cold A/C which is the best buy for North India for quality and separately for price and why?

    • RP

      Go For 2TR split AC with scroll compressor. Best option in todays date. its available with Blue Star, Carrier, Hitachi & Voltas.
      Scroll compressors are known for reliability , efficiency. Its silent & perfect for working in North high ambient temperature

  • Yash

    Hi All,

    I need to purchase an AC. my budget is around 30-35K.
    I am bit confused in 1 and 1.5 ton split AC’s.
    I have searched all d websites but never reached to d perfect conclusions. some says LG’s are best, come says Voltas, some says CARRIER’s ar good. Have no idea about HITACHI and DAIKIN AC’s.
    How about Samsung no body rates Samsung AC’s nor even PANASONIC.
    I am very much confused on which brand to suggest.
    Please do suggest me a brand. I want Hassle free service. Reside in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
    Thanks for reading.

    • living advisor

      1. You will get a good AC in 30-35000 budget
      2. Go for the higher rated AC if there is confusion. Power consumption will not be of difference as higher rated AC will remain switched off for long intervals of time.
      3. All the top brands have the similar quality so go for the one which provides better service. LG and carrier have an edge above Samsung and Voltas respectively.
      4. Samsung is not much successful in AC segment as compared to LG (comparing market share)
      5. Check who provides better service and go for that. Ask your local friend for feedback

  • Navjot

    Sir,

    I want to know which 1.5 ton ac out of 5 star series or inverter series will consume less energy in %age if run for 8-10 hrs during night in harsh temperatures in punjab. 2nd if inverter series ac’s work better in harsh temp. conditions of punjab. 3rd because of harsh temperatures will the life of pcb on the outer panel get affected in punjab

  • Navjot

    I am confused about which 1.5 ton ac to buy out of mitsubishi heavy or daikin in 5 star or inverter series and 2nd which ac is better out of mitsubishi heavy and mitsubishi electric

  • Navjot

    The inverter split ac work all through without switching off at less amperes but will it suffer breakdown due to overload when compared to normal split ac

  • raj

    Anybody knows about vestar split A/C? . Even though it’s from etastar group, am not aware of this product. so pls suggest

    • living advisor

      this is a relatively new product. Now days all the vendors have typically the same product quality. Go for the one which provides good service.

  • guljeet

    i want to buy 1.5 ton split AC …which brand should i go ….plz also tell me about YORK brand is is good or not?

  • shailesh

    i want to buy a 1.5 ton window ac. my budget is 25k. which is the best option for me.plz suggest me. onida,voltas,llyod,carrier, lg,samsung.thanks

  • Tapan

    Hi. I want to buy the best ac for my drawing room which is v big in size an bed room. Invertor technology no probs of budget no matter how mch expensive. Can any one suggest the best brand in fastest and most coolin a. C we live in kutch and temp here is near 50degrees every afternoon in summer

  • sushil

    What about Videocon ? No one discussed this brand for A/C :)

  • dhaval suthar

    i recommend for HITACHI for its batter service and customer satisfaction, and good responce for customer complains, and about performance its much batter with low noise level

  • Manu

    I am planning to purchase small AC for my bedroom I want something economical but with good features, so something that does it the job but also save money…… please advice
    (Note: – I have seen some really small AC I think it was less than a Ton)

  • Grvt

    Hello experts,
    I live on ground floor was planning to buy a spkit fr my drawing room I am littlr bit confused
    Between voltas and o general can u please suggest me whether it is worth spending 3 to 4 k
    Extra on o general or should I prefer any other brand beside these two reading above.enquiries
    I found hitachi quite popular so is hitachi better than o general?? Please help me out

  • ankit khare

    i want to buy 1.5 ton split ac 5 star. my range is 35k-40k. tell me which brand is good hitachi, lg, voltas performance wise & eco friendly wise . i belongs to lucknow region

  • Joan berry

    Please comment on Toshiba a.c.

  • Gurjeet Singh

    Hi,

    I am planning to buy an AC for personal use and I think about few brands in Market in 1.5 Ton Category. My first Preference is Panasonic then Hitachi after that Mistubushi, Sharp, Daikin etc in 3 to 5 Star Category. Kindly suggest which is best suited in terms of overall (cost, cooling, less electricity consumption etc.).
    Pls suggest the best one.

  • pratik

    hye, what about the HAIER SPLIT AC BRAND which is the leader in chinese as welle as pakistan market. as a chinese brand it is not meant inferior,china sent there garbaze products to india which are inferior in quality. remember u all guys here that the chinese market is the largest market in the world where the haier brand dominates,in india it is new brand so it is unrecognizable.
    china sent there garbaze products to india which are inferior in quality

  • Amit

    Voltas is best among indian companies.It consumes less of electricity, noiseless and technologically superior. I use split ac and enjoy its soundless function and with its various other functions. It’s compressor is most powerful in comparison to other brands a.c.

    As far as voltas platinum 1.5 ton 5 star split a.c it has brilliant features like wise :
    The Platinum 5S Split AC from Voltas comes with a capacity of 1.5 tons and a 5 star rating for energy efficiency. It boasts of a rate cooling capacity of 5275 watts, which means it provides effective cooling to its users. There is an active carbon filter in this air conditioner that effectively removes organic compounds and odour in the air.

  • Aparna

    Hi all, buying an A.C. for my bedroom has really become taxing.Confused between daikin and Sharp.

  • vineet

    is the daikin invertor ac works in high temperature of Amritsar??

  • KARTIK

    please suggest me for 12*11*10 room size which is the best A/c in ton vise like 1, 1.2 , 15.5 ton & which brand is the best. my uses is only 4 to 5 hours in night & only for summer season. i am going to by Hitachi ACE Follow Me 1.2 TR – RAU514EUDA, is this good for me ???

  • zeeshn

    my room is 16*12*10.plz tell me tonage?? vetilation is average

  • Jitendra

    My Living Room size is 16′ x 9′ = 144 sq.ft. I wish to buy either 1.2 ton Hitachi with 5 star rating or 1.5 ton Hitachi with 3 star rating. My use would be daily not more than 1 hour. Please advise which one I should buy?

    Is there any Inverter tech AC available for 1.2 ton or 1.5 ton Split AC? Is it advisable to go?

    J.N.Thakkar

  • Abhishek

    I have a 2.0 Ton LG window air conditioner ( Model : LWA6BR1D ) since 6 yrs., running from March to September every year and always serviced annually.
    Since last year, it was making ice in the front coil ( Two thick parallel ice strips in the front coil, which breaks when the AC trips. Forms again when compressor ON). LG service Technician told for gas filling/recharging, but I left it working as I thought it to be OK.
    After a year running, I noticed AC would START but trips after max. 15 min. of operation, however low temp. is set. Would re-start after 20-25 min. and trips within 10-12 min. Technician refilled gas and also changed capillary- saying choked due to dirt etc. Now, ice formation in cooling coil is gone, except some ice layer over the connecting pipes to coils.
    But, compressor trips with same duration and starts as same. Technician says compressor is failing and need replacement. Clamp meter attached to Phase wire, shows current 7-8 Amp which gradually increases upto- 13-14 Amp. and after some time compressor trips. Compressor trips due to thermal reason and it’s VERY hot. But whatever time it’s runing, cooling is good. Pls suggest solution.

    Regards –

    Abhishek, India

  • Rakesh

    Hi can you please tell ur opinion on Kenstar KSM55.WN1 Split AC (1.5 Ton, 5 Star Rating, White).price ,quality,star rating and durability.

    • It is a five star rated AC with EER of 3.51. EER value is most important AC specification. EER should be more than 3.60. 3.51 EER makes this AC less efficient as compared to other 5 star rated AC,s. Cost wise this is a good option, but being new in the market only time will tell about the quality and durability of the product.

  • Sumit Negi

    Hi, can you please let me know how the Daikin FPF50 5 star ac performs vs the Hitachi 5star split ac. Between the two which one should I pick up. The use is for my bedroom and will be used for all night as well as 3-4 hours in the day.

  • Loyit Mathew

    Hi,
    I am planning to buy a 1 Ton Inverter split AC for my bedroom.
    I have shortlisted DAIKIN & SHARP brands.
    Can you suggest which brand would be best in terms of less power consumption, after sales & service,cooling effect, best compressor, compressor guarantee etc.

  • prasenjit a s s

    hello munish sir, am from mumbai & gonna buy a new ac for the first time in hall (IN THIS WEEK)which measures 20ft*10ft*10ft=2000ft OR 200sqft..n ive choosed 1.5ton EER more than 3.5 wud be suitable for my room…so i wud like to ask you which ac should i buy
    1. HITACHI RAU518IUD OR RAU518EUDA …
    2. LG LSA5WT5D …OR
    3. VOLTAS JADE Y SERIES / DELUX YI SERIES … OR
    4. GODREJ GSC 18 FG 6 BNG / GSC 18 FG 6 WNG…. OR GREEN BALANCE OR EON DIET …….
    5. blue star Z(5*)
    …..my budget is upto 50k
    AND please also tell me bout inverter ac related to EER??

  • Loyit Mathew

    Hi Sir,
    My bedroom dimension is 14’×12’×12′ and floor area is 168 sq.ft and sunny room direct sun-rays hitting two sidewalls.
    I shortlisted the below models after checking the manufactures brochures.

    DAIKIN FTKM35PRV16(1 Tonnage) and SHARP AH-XP13PHT(1.1Tonnage)

    Could you please help me to choose the best suitable for my room.

  • Amit Sharma

    My room is 15*15 with sun roof, two door and two windows with attached bathroom. I am planning for Hitachi RAV518HUD. Based in Ghaziabad (Delhi NCR). Please advise for this or suggest the suitable one in 5 Star rating. Thanks in advance.

  • S Bakshi

    My room size is 140 sq feet . I am confused between following models. so pl guide me. I am from Maharastra. Pune. Also leaving on 8th floor and other 3 floors above my flat.

    Models are
    1) Daiking FTC 35 – 3 STAR
    2) Blustar model V – 3 TAR

    Thanks and Regards,

  • radian reeju

    hi Munish sir,

    i am planing to purchase 1.5 tn split ac for my 150sqft bed room and my budget 34k.The whirlpool service centre very near so pls tell me the best model of whirlpool ac is good.

  • S Ramamoorthy

    I live in Bangalore Karnataka.I want to purchase an AC for my bedroom sized at 12×12 with wooden cupboards leaving the net space at 120 sq ft.I feel that an Split AC of capacity of 1 ton would be ok.Based on the following parameters which AC is best suited for me.
    1. Price to be around Rs 30000
    2. Noise level for both internal and compressor unit to be minimum. I want to instal the outer compressor unit in the balcony closeby.
    3. EER to be healthy
    4. I will be using the unit only during summer days only and hence I feel 3 * rating would be ok.
    I have shortlisted the products as Daicin ,Hitachi,LG,-and Voltas
    I would like to seek your considered opinion.What is the best price that can be offered for any of the above brands?

  • Mohd Najaf

    Dear I want purchase a air-conditioner for home and room size is lxbxh = 15x15x12 and ac tonnage 1.5 ton and i was selected a daikin ac but someone told me the two product from panasonic is best so kindly suggest me in between or any other else Daikin FT60E,Panasonic CS-YC24NKY &Panasonic CS-YC18PKY-N in price range is 35000/-

  • Amit

    I want to buy Godrej GSC 18 FG 8 MOG Diey AC(7 star performance)- 1.5 ton , 5 star@Rs 38000, would i go ahead?

  • abh

    I need to buy a 1.5 T , 5* split Ac . Confused between Daikin and Hitachi. Some dealer gave negavive response for Daikin as its now made in India and not imported , hence the quality is not that good as it used to be 3 years ago. Kindly guide.

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