Best Air Conditioners in India 2019 – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

In the summers, AC plays a major role to gives cool, airy and fresh environment. Air Conditioners have become an integral and significant part of our homes, especially in the areas of hot and humid temperature. In our daily lives, we use an air conditioner to protect us from encroaching heat, humidity and sweating.

It is the best solution to keep yourself cool and sweat free. When talking about ACs, you must be worried about the high electricity bills due to workings of air conditioners. But do not worry as there are energy efficient air conditioners that save electricity bills.

In the market, there are multiples types, and brands are available in the market that can make your buying decision little confusing. If you are confused between Inverter AC, Window AC or Split AC, then worry not, we are here to help you.
In our buyers guide we will explain the features, factors to consider, things we like and things we didn’t like.


Top 10 Air Conditioners – Comparison Chart

Air ConditionerTypeCapacityRatings
LG 1 Ton KS-Q12YNXASplit1 Ton3 Star
Godrej 1.5 TonSplit1.5 Ton3 Star
LG 1.5 Ton JS-Q18CPXD2Split1.5 Ton3 Star
Carrier 1.5 TonSplit1.5 Ton3 Star
LG 1.5 Ton KS-Q18YNZASplit1.5 Ton5 Star
Blue Star 1.5 TonWindow1.5 Ton5 Star
Hitachi 1 TonWindow1.5 Ton5 Star
Voltas 1.5 TonWindow1.5 Ton3 Star
Voltas 1.5 Ton 185 DZA/185 DZA R32Window1.5 Ton5 Star
LG 1.5 Ton LWA18GWXAWindow1 Ton3 Star

Which Are the Best Air Conditioners in India 2019?

1. LG 1 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, KS-Q12YNXA, White)

LG 1 Ton KS-Q12YNXA

LG is an Inverter Compressor Air Conditioner and has speed dual rotary motor which saves more energy. It has a higher speed cooling range as compared to conventional compressors. The Dual Inverter AC cools faster, run quieter and last longer. It is made of 100% copper with ocean black protection.

Key Features

  • It has a variable speed inverter compressor that adjusts power depending on heat load.
  • It has the capacity of 1 Ton and is suitable for small sized rooms.
  • The energy rating is of 3 stars and has an annual energy consumption of 685.49 units.
  • The manufacturing warranty on the product is of 10 years on compressor and one year on the product.
  • The copper Coil Condenser has better cooling and requires quite low maintenance.

Things We Like

  • It is energy efficient and has the lowest noise operation.
  • It has a dual cool technology which cools fast and saves more.
  • The anti-corrosive condenser can provide salty air, dust, rain and other elements.
  • It has Himalaya cool technology.
  • It provides stabilizer free operation.
  • It has R32 Refrigerant with a lower global warming potential.

2. Godrej 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, GIC 18ATC3-WSA, White)

Godrej 1.5 Ton

Godrej 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC is designed with better technology and provides better cooling. It gives powerful cooling and saves power at higher ambient temperatures compared to other refrigerants.
It has a heavy duty twin rotary inverter compressor that gives faster and efficient cooling.

Key Features

  • It has anti-corrosive bluefin coating on evaporator for protection from rust.
  • It comes with a multi-layered acoustic jacket for silent operation.
  • The AC has an active carbon filter that catches dust mites, common pollutants and cigarette smoke.
  • It has an antibacterial filter which protects from dust, pollen, bacteria, spores and viruses.
  • The warranty on the product is of one year, one year on the condenser and ten years on compressor.
  • It has an anti-dust filter that removes particles like hair, pet dander, pollen, dust etc.
  • It has antimicrobial self-cleaning that prevents the growth of harmful micro-organisms.

Things We Like

  • It has excellent cooling capacity.
  • It is perfect for a medium sized room and has a capacity of 1.5 ton.
  • The AC cools faster and is energy efficient.

3. LG 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, JS-Q18CPXD2, White)

LG 1.5 Ton JS-Q18CPXD2
From INR 40,990.00
(as of 20/04/2019 07:03 IST - Details)


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LG has a dual inverter compressor and is designed to provide better and faster cooling. It gives ten years of warranty on the compressor and works for a longer period of time. It also provides monsoon comfort technology that provides the right cooling during monsoon season and humidity. Monsoon comfort technology prevents overcooling and saves energy upto 36.4 per cent.

Key Features

  • The AC has a 1.5 Ton capacity that is suitable for a medium-sized room.
  • It gives 3-star energy ratings.
  • The warranty is of one year on the product and nine years on the compressor.
  • Its condenser type is best in class, efficient cooling and easy maintenance.
  • The product has Himalaya Cool Technology that cools the room as you switched on the AC.
  • It gives protection from pollutants and dust.

Things We Like

  • It provides 3-star energy rating.
  • It provides anti-corrosion ocean black protection from Indian Conditions.

Things We Didn’t Like

  • There are no extra features in the AC.
  • It can produce humming sound or vibration sound while running.

4. Carrier 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, CAI18EK3R49F0+CI183R4CH90, White)

 Carrier 1.5 Ton

Carrier Inverter Split AC has a stabilizer free operation, provides high ambient working and provides low voltage operation. It has a powerful and durable design which gives best in class performance and fast indoor cooling.

Key Features

  • The warranty on the product is of one year, one year on the condenser and ten years on compressor.
  • It has a 1.5-ton capacity and is suitable for a small sized room.
  • It has a variable speed compressor that adjusts the power depending on the heat load.
  • It provides a 3-star energy rating and has an annual energy consumption of 1045.99 units.
  • The copper condenser coil gives better cooling and has low maintenance.

Things We Like

  • The compressor is energy efficient and has the lowest noise operation.
  • It has a stabilizer- free operation and works very efficiently.
  • It has a powerful and durable design that ensures faster cooling and better performance.

5. LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, KS-Q18YNZA, White)

LG 1.5 Ton KS-Q18YNZA
From INR 44,990.00
(as of 20/04/2019 07:03 IST - Details)


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LG star is a Split AC conditioner with auto clean that prevents bacteria or mold from breeding and eliminate potential odors from AC. It includes various features such as dual inverter compressor, a micro dust protection filter, gold fin condenser, ocean black protection and many more.

Key Features

  • It provides 100% protection from dust, sand, salt, industrial smoke and pollutants.
  • It has 1.5 Ton capacity and is suitable for a medium-sized room.
  • The product has 5-star ratings and provides better efficiency.
  • The annual energy consumption is 1440 units, and ISSER value is 4.73.
  • The warranty on the product is of one year and ten years on the compressor.
  • It has a Copper Condenser Coil for better cooling and needs low maintenance.
  • It comes with R32 refrigerant gas that is environment-friendly.

Things We Like

  • It has an energy rating of 5 stars.
  • Its dual cool technology that cools fast and saves more.
  • Its active energy control saves energy and saves upto 60 per cent.
  • The stabilizer free operation ensures better comfort and more savings.

6. Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Window AC (Copper, 5W18LC, White)

Blue Star 1.5 Ton
From INR 28,500.00
(as of 20/04/2019 07:03 IST - Details)


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Blue Star 1.5 Ton AC has a superior and elegant looks and ranges in 5 star. It has an anti-freeze Thermostat on the Indoor Coil that acts as a safety feature. It is designed with a special anti-corrosive bluefin to resist corrosion. It facilitates heat transfer and increases cooling efficiency.

Key Features

  • It has a 1.5-ton capacity and is suitable for small rooms.
  • It has a copper condenser coil that ensures better cooling.
  • The product has one year warranty on the product and five years on compressor.
  • The box includes Remote Control, AC Unit, Warranty Card and User Manual.
  • It has R22 refrigerant gas.

Things We Like

  • AC is economical and easy to install.
  • It has a silent operation and provides better and fast cooling.

Things We Didn’t Like

  • The Air Conditioner is a bit bulky.

7. Hitachi 1 Ton 5 Star Window AC (RAW511KUD Kaze Plus, White)

Hitachi 1 Ton
From INR 28,900.00
(as of 20/04/2019 07:03 IST - Details)


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Hitachi is an efficient 1 Ton AC that makes efficient use of power and cools hot enclosures in a short time. Its pre-coated aluminium fin ensures the longevity of the AC and provides the fins of the device from corrosion in the long run. The Auto climate technology of the AC adjusts the fan speed suited to the user requirements.

Key Features

  • It has on/off timer that set desired room temperature at a specific time.
  • It has an auto restart mode that shows the same settings after a power failure.
  • It has an auto filter clean indicator that reminds you when to clean the filter.
  • It has 100% copper Tube Condenser that ensures long and better performance.
  • It passes 43 quality tests.
  • It comes with auto climate technology for a comfortable cooling experience.
  • Its powerful mode fan speed helps to cool down the room quickly.

Things We Like

  • It cools the room faster and efficiently.
  • The quality of the product is good.

8. Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star Window AC (Copper, 183 DZA, White)

Voltas 1.5 Ton
From INR 25,990.00
(as of 20/04/2019 07:03 IST - Details)


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Voltas Window AC is designed to maintain hassle free cooling to your home. It sets the temperature effortlessly and comes with a Turbo Mode, Sleep Mode, and Anti Dust filter for healthy living.

Key Features

  • It provides high ambient cooling and gives instant cooling at even 50°C.
  • Its active dehumidifier senses the indoor humidity and controls it in the monsoon.
  • It has 100% copper condenser coil that is more durable and delivers efficient cooling.
  • It comes with turbo cooling and an eco mode that cools the room and saves electricity bill.
  • The sleep mode maintains a comfortable temperature by cutting cooling and power consumption.
  • It has two stage filtration advantage that removes allergens, dust odours and harmful dust particles that gives cool and fresh air.

Things We Like

  • It provides instant cooling and keeps the room free from dryness.
  • It is made of high quality material and is energy efficient.

9. Voltas 1.5 Ton 5 Star Window AC (Copper,185 DZA/185 DZA R32, White)

Voltas 1.5 Ton 185 DZA/185 DZA R32
From INR 29,990.00
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Voltas is an efficient window AC that can be fitted anywhere. It comes with a rotary compressor, anti-dust filter and helps to clear the dust inside the air conditioner. It includes the auto restart, sleep mode, timer and turbo mode. It comes with an energy certification of 5 stars making it more energy efficient.

Key Features

  • It provides high ambient cooling and gives instant cooling at even 50°C.
  • It has an Active Dehumidifier that senses the indoor humidity and controls it in monsoon.
  • It has 100% copper condenser coil, durable and gives efficient cooling.
  • Its eco mode optimizes the power consumption and saves electricity bill.

Things We Like

  • It comes with an instant turbo cooling mode that cools the room instantly.
  • Its sleep mode maintains a comfortable temperature by cutting excessive cooling and power consumption.
  • It can cool room temperature instantly.
  • The humidifier keeps the room dryness free.
  • It is energy efficient and is made of high quality material.

Things We Didn’t Like

  • It may produce noise while operating.

10. LG 1.5 Ton 3 Star Window AC (Copper, LWA18GWXA, White)

LG 1.5 Ton LWA18GWXA

LG 1.5 Ton Window AC is designed to provide better cooling and includes dust protection filter, 4-way deflection and energy saving.

Key Features

  • The product comes with one year warranty on the product and five years on compressor.
  • It comes with anticorrosion ocean black protection with low operation cost.
  • It has a gold fin condenser that ensures more resistance to corrosion and durability of heat.
  • It has a 4-way air deflection, 2-way auto swing and manual vanes. It provides you with pleasant air.
  • The AC is of 1.5 ton and provides 3-star energy ratings.

Things We Like

  • It provides fast and efficient cooling.
  • It gives anticorrosion ocean black protection
  • The AC has 3-star energy ratings.

Best Air Conditioner Brands in India

  • Blue Star
  • Carrier
  • Godrej
  • Hitachi
  • LG
  • Voltas

Types of Air Conditioners

Split AC

Split AC provides cooling from different areas within a home. These ACs can cool different rooms at different temperatures. It includes two or more parts. One is the condenser unit that can be installed outdoors, the compact or evaporative units mounted on walls. These parts are connected with conduits, that carry power and refrigerant lines.

Window AC

Window AC is known as a unitary unit installed in the window of a room.
These types of ACs have an exhaust system that pushes hot air out the back and side. It is suitable for a small room and can cool one room at a time. These are inexpensive and are ideal for small apartments and home.

Inverter AC

An Inverted AC is the latest technology. It is used to control the speed of the compressor motor and also regulates the temperature. No doubt these types of ACs are bit expensive but saves bills.


How to Choose the Best Air Conditioner for Home & Office?

Size of the Room

First, determine the size of the room and choose Air Conditioner according to it. Different ACs have cooling capacity depending on the size of the room. A one ton AC is suitable for a small room. Whereas 1.5 ton AC is suitable for medium to large size rooms. The electricity consumption of an AC depends on the amount of heat present in the room.

Workings of the Air Conditioner

The Air Conditioner removes the heat inside the room, and one gets the cool air inside the room. However, the ACs doesn’t generate cooling, it only removes excess heat inside the room and thus cooling the room.

  • AC has a refrigerant gas, and it first compresses this gas and turns it into a high-pressure hot liquid.
  • The hot liquid then flows through the condenser coils where the heat escapes while cooling the liquid.
  • After that, the expansion valves convert the high-pressure liquid into low pressure.
  • The low-pressure liquid flows through the evaporator coils of the AC. It absorbs the heat from the room and turns it into liquid gas once again.
  • This process keeps on repeating.

Size of the AC

To select the size of the AC one must determine the area of the room. If the area of the room is small or medium, then you need 1 ton of AC. In case of a larger room, one must need 1.5 to 2 ton AC. However, the location of the room also takes place.

AC in TonsSpace
0.75 TonsSmall Bedrooms or Office Cabins
1 TonSmall rooms or Conference Hall
1.5 TonsMedium size room or Master Bedroom
2 TonsLiving room, Hall or Large Workspace

Power Consumption

In summers the ACs tend to work on day and night or at least 4 to 8 hours a day. With this much amount of usage, it is quite obvious that electricity bill will go high. As per the consumption of electricity, it gets a power rating by the Bureau Of Energy Efficiency(BEE). When AC consumes less electricity that BEE ratings go high. The more electricity consumption ACs have fewer star ratings.

Features

The AC has some common and basic features like auto mode, temperature control, turbo features etc. The other additional features with technology advancements include various filters to remove the dust and other pollutants from the air, sleep mode, fan speed etc.

Price

Price is an important factor that plays a significant role. AC is a one-time investment, and you have to use it for a longer period. One must invest in the best AC as you are going to use it for over ten years at least. ACs comes in a different price range and look for AC that is best suited to your budget.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Stabilizer Required for Voltas AC?

Some types of ACs don’t come with compressors. In that case, you need an external stabilizer for a long life of the AC. You can get the stabilizer for 1.5 ton and 2-ton ACs. In the case of voltage fluctuations, you require a stabilizer.

Is Stabilizer Required for Window ACs?

If there are voltage fluctuations and your AC runs for a long period, then there is a need for a stabilizer. Without it, an AC would function fine when there are no voltage fluctuations. The stabilizer is used to regulate the voltage as required to feed the load.

What are the Benefits of an Inverter AC?

  • It saves lots of energy upto 50%.
  • It cut downs the electricity bill by 30 to 50%.
  • It uses a variable speed compressor to save energy.
  • It helps to cool fast, and the cooling capacity of an inverter AC is upto 130%.

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