How To Buy Air Conditioner in India 2017 – Tips & Tricks

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In today’s world air conditioners has become more of a necessity than a luxury product. We have different types of air conditioners (AC) available like Window AC, Split AC, Cassette AC, floor standing AC etc. Among them Split ACs are most efficient air conditioner in the sense of providing more flexibility on locating the outside component, are less noisy, provide good distribution of air and are more attractive.

They are available in different size/capacity as .75 Ton, 1 Ton, 1.2 Ton, 1.5 Ton, 2 Ton. The most important things you need to consider are about air conditioner power consumption & air conditioner prices. There are many points to consider before buying an AC, but you can have a look at below 4 points to get best performance.

Things To Consider Before Buying Air Conditioner

Room Size : The size/capacity of the AC should be as per the size of your room. If it is bigger it will not be able to evaporate the humidity properly & the smaller one will cost you more in terms of utilization of energy. A 1.5 Ton Ac is enough for a 12’×12′ ×10′ room.

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Energy Efficiency : The more STAR rating your air conditioner has, the more Energy Efficient it is. This star rating system is provided by BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) to understand which AC has the right EER(Energy Efficient Ratio) which help us to get lower running costs and hence save the electricity costs.

Cooling Capacity : Cooling capacity of an air conditioner is measured in terms of British Thermal Unit(BTU). 12000 BTU/hour is equal to 1 Ton. The air conditioner prices mainly depend on this BTU. The cooling capacity you need will depend on various factors like room size, no. of windows, local climate, no. of people using the room etc.

Exposure to Heat & Sunlight : If your room is closer to the kitchen heat or one or more wall of your room is directly exposed to the sun you will need an air conditioner with higher cooling capacity.

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List of Most Popular Air Conditioners in India 2017

You can buy an AC directly from any local shop or you can also buy air conditioner online. In case of online purchase you can read the complete specification and features of that AC.

LG 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC White (BSA18IBE)

LG BSA18IBE Inverter V Split AC (1.5 Ton, White, Aluminium) (Misc.)
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Price: INR 52,990.00
7 used & new available from INR 44,499.00
3.7 out of 5 stars (18 customer reviews)

Blue Star 3CNHW18CAF/U Inverter Split AC (1.5 Ton, White, Copper)

Blue Star 3CNHW18CAF/U Inverter Split AC (1.5 Ton, White, Copper) (Misc.)
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Price: INR 46,900.00
16 used & new available from INR 46,000.00
3.9 out of 5 stars (40 customer reviews)

Daikin 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (FTKH50RRV)

Samsung AR18MV3HLWK Inverter Split AC (1.5 Ton,3 Star)

Samsung 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (AR18MV3HLWK, White) (Misc.)
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Price:
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3.6 out of 5 stars (48 customer reviews)

Hitachi 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (Copper)

Hitachi 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Neo 3200I RSH318EAEA, White) (Misc.)
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Price: INR 51,090.00
2 used & new available from INR 51,090.00
3.2 out of 5 stars (17 customer reviews)

Voltas DC Inverter 12V DY Inverter Split AC (1 Ton, White, Copper)

Voltas DC Inverter 12V DY Inverter Split AC (1 Ton, White, Copper) (Misc.)
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Price: INR 38,999.00
2 used & new available from INR 38,999.00
3.8 out of 5 stars (20 customer reviews)

Godrej GSC18FG5WNG Split AC (1.5 Ton, 5 Star Rating, White, Copper)

Godrej GSC18FG5WNG Split AC (1.5 Ton, 5 Star Rating, White, Copper) (Misc.)
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Price:
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2.6 out of 5 stars (8 customer reviews)

4 COMMENTS

  1. These are really useful tips to choose an AC in India. I liked the way you have documented the facts.

    • Hi Shantanu! I am quite impressed with your study on Split Air Conditioners. Request you to guide me for purchase of a Split A/C. 1) I am looking for any Brand which can offer minimum dB noise for the indoor Unit. 2) 5 Star rating EER. 3) 18000 Btu. 4) ODU Only Copper. 5) Wall fixing Indoor.
      Thanks & Regards.

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