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Best Air Conditioners in India - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the 7 best air conditioners in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

The sticky summer heat and the brutal humidity can get under your skin! And tropical seasons are crazier! The only thing that can help you beat the scorching heat is an AC. That’s why we bring you the top 7 best air-conditioners in India to chase away those summers burns!

UPDATED

10/24/2021

Model

Our Rating

Rating

EER (Star Ratings)

ISEER

Environment Impact

Refrigerant R2

Cooling Capacity

Noise Level

Installation

Pro's & Con's

Voltage

Annual Energy Consumption

Variable Speed Compressor

Wiring Material

Control Console

Body Material

Colour

Special Features

Included Components

Warranty Specifications

10 Days Replacement

Dual-star

Sanyo

Dual-star

SI/SO-15T5SCIC

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Our Rating

9.6 / 10

11/2020

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4.70

R32

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1.5 Tons

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43 dB

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Perfect for a middle-sized room
Anti-dust filter purifies the air
Variable speed compressor to adjusts power depending on heat load
Two independent rotors in the compressor for faster and energy-efficient cooling
Get error codes shown on the temperature display for easy troubleshooting
Automatically resume original settings once after a power cut
The body is made of plastic
Zinc Carbon batteries consume higher voltage
The temperature display is hidden thus hard to see
230
840.75 kilowatts
Copper
Remote
Plastic
White

PM 2.5 and anti-dust filter

  

Hydrophilic fins

  

Auto-adjust temperature

  

Timer-function

  

1 Indoor Unit

  

1 Outdoor Unit

  

2 Piping Assembly

  

1 Remote

  

2 AAA Batteries

  

1 Indoor to Outdoor Power Supply Cord

  

1 Indoor to Main Power Supply Cord

  

1 Assembly Manual

  

1 Warranty Card

1 year on product

  

1 year on condenser

  

5 years on compressor

Daikin

Star-inverter

FTKP50TV

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Our Rating

9.5 / 10

11/2020

⭐⭐⭐⭐

4.17

R32

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1.5 Tons

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35 dB

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Quiet operation
Coanda Airflow for even cooling
Neo swing compressor decreases friction and vibration
Variable speed compressor which to adjust power depending on heat load
Stabilizer saves from voltage fluctuation and Econo mode enables efficient operation by limiting the maximum power consumption
The machine auto-detects the error and shows the related code on the remote screen
Free-installation may not be available
Zinc batteries have a less shelf-life
230
928 kilowatts
Copper
Remote
Plastic
White

Good sleep off timer option

  

Daikin XLPE Insulation kits specially UV treated

  

High Impact Polystyrene material for IDUs

  

Inverter and dust filter

1 Indoor Unit

  

1 Outdoor Unit

  

Inter Connecting Pipe

  

1 Remote

  

3 Manuals

  

1 Warranty Card

1 Year on Product

  

1 Year on Condenser

  

10 Years on Compressor

Sanyo

Star-inverter

SI/SO-10T5SCIC

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Our Rating

9.4 / 10

11/2020

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

4.65

R32

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1 Ton

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40 dB

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Varying rotor speed results in dramatic energy saving and reduced power cost
Glacier Mode for 35% higher fan speed
Anti-dust filter purifies the air
Error codes on the temperature display area facilitates easy troubleshooting
Automatically resume original settings after the power cut
Glow-in-the-dark temperature control buttons for ease of operation
Batteries are Zinc Carbon which can consume higher voltage
Plastic body
The temperature display is hidden thus hard to see
230
591 kilowatts
Copper
Remote
Plastic
White

PM 2.5 and anti-dust filter

  

Hydrophilic fins

  

Auto-adjust temperature

  

Timer-function

1 Indoor Unit

  

1 Outdoor Unit

  

2 Piping Assembly

  

1 Remote

  

2 AAA Batteries

  

1 Indoor to Outdoor Power Supply Cord

  

1 Indoor to Main Power Supply Cord

  

1 Assembly Manual

  

1 Warranty Card

1 year on product

  

1 year on condenser

  

5 years on compressor

Godrej

Star-inverter

AC 1T GIC 12FTC3-WSA Split 3S

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Our Rating

9.3 / 10

11/2020

⭐⭐⭐

3.70

R32

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1 Ton

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41 dB

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Anti-Corrosive Coating On Condenser & Evaporator along with Anti-Microbial Self Cleaning (Healthy Auto Blow)
Powerful compressor with wider rotational frequency for super-fast cooling
Tri-filter air purification system: antibacterial filter, active carbon filter along with anti-dust filter preventing bacteria formation
Smart diagnosis that can sense a malfunction or a fault in the AC
Anti-microbial self-cleaning
Operating sound is not as low as claimed to be
No timer function
Operating sound is not as low as claimed to be
230
711 kilowatts
Copper
Remote
Plastic
White

Green Inverter Technology

  

Tri-Filter Air Purification with Healthy Auto Blow out

  

Antibacterial_Coating

1 Indoor Unit

  

1 Outdoor Unit

  

Inter Connecting Pipe

  

1 Remote

  

1 Manuals

  

1 Warranty Card

1 year on product

  

1 year on condenser

  

10 years on compressor

Voltas

Star-inverter

153V_DZV

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Our Rating

9.2 / 10

11/2020

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3.80

R32

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49 dB

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LED display, intelligent sleep mode, self-diagnosis along with auto-restart and timer
Understands the indoor humidity and controls it in monsoon
DC Inverter Technology reduces power consumption by maintaining an ideal temperature
Works under a wide operating range protecting the AC if there are voltage fluctuations
Delivers air uniformly across the room
Not suitable for rooms above 110 sq.fts
Makes 49 dB noise
230
1088.30 kilowatts
Copper
Remote
Plastic
White

Inverter and Dust filter

  

High Ambient Cooling

  

Provides cleaner air by removing harmful odours

  

Low-Frequency Torque Control

1 Indoor Unit

  

1 Outdoor Unit

  

1 Inter Connecting Pipe

  

1 Remote Manuals

  

1 Warranty Card

5-year comprehensive warranty (1 + 4 years extended)

LG

Dual-inverter

JW-Q18WUZA

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9.1 / 10

11/2020

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3.50

R32

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1.5 Tons

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44 dB

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LG ThinQ: Wi-Fi Monitoring with Voice Control, Alexa & Google Assistant
Ocean Black Protection ensures durability and extends the life of air conditioner
Top discharge outlet and more extensive airflow help in quick and uniform cooling throughout the life-space.
Easy to read error notifications and remote diagnosis
Timely maintenance and refilling
No timer function
Window installation may not make it suitable for all 1 Year (Comprehensive), 10 Years (Compressor with Gas Charging*T&C)
Operating sound is not as low as claimed to be
230
1106.26 kilowatts
Copper
Remote
Steel
White

Inverter

  

Dust filter

  

WiFi control

  

Digital LED

  

Copper With Ocean Black Protection

  

Top Air Discharge

  

Clean Filter Indication

  

Low Gas Detection

1 AC Unit

  

1 Remote

  

1 Manuals

  

1 Warranty Card

  

2 Batteries

1 Year (Comprehensive)

  

10 Years (Compressor with Gas Charging*T&C)

Panasonic

Twin Cool

CS/CU-NU18WKYW

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9.0 / 10

11/2020

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4.70

R32

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1.5 Tons

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43 dB

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The MirAIe platform connects and gives access to Panasonic's Air Conditioners from one place
Programmable AC has intelligent and unique features such as the customized sleep mode
MirAIe also supports Amazon's Alexa to offer seamless and hands-free operations
Equipped with settings and features such as the Powerful Mode, Panasonic Air Conditioners work on higher fan speed
The air-conditioner in dry mode acts like a dehumidifier by removing moisture from the indoor air
Twin Cool Inverters ACs features two independent rotors in the compressor
Batteries are Zinc Carbon which can consume higher voltage
Plastic body
230
840.75 kilowatts
Copper
Remote
Plastic
White

Inverter

  

Dust filter

  

Antibacterial coating

  

Dehumidifier

1 Indoor Unit

  

1 Outdoor Unit

  

1 Remote Controller

  

Piping Kit

  

User Manual

  

Warranty Card

1 year Comprehensive

  

1+ 4 years on PCB

  

10 years on Compressor

Sanyo

Dual-star


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Our Rating

9.6 / 10

11/2020

Pro's & Con's

Perfect for a middle-sized room
Anti-dust filter purifies the air
Variable speed compressor to adjusts power depending on heat load
Two independent rotors in the compressor for faster and energy-efficient cooling
Get error codes shown on the temperature display for easy troubleshooting
Automatically resume original settings once after a power cut
The body is made of plastic
Zinc Carbon batteries consume higher voltage
The temperature display is hidden thus hard to see

Features

EER (Star Ratings)

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4.70

Refrigerant R2

R32

Cooling Capacity

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1.5 Tons

Noise Level

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43 dB

Installation

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Voltage

230

Annual Energy Consumption

840.75 kilowatts

Variable Speed Compressor

Wiring Material

Copper

Control Console

Remote

Body Material

Plastic

Colour

White

Special Features

PM 2.5 and anti-dust filter

  

Hydrophilic fins

  

Auto-adjust temperature

  

Timer-function

Included Components

  

1 Indoor Unit

  

1 Outdoor Unit

  

2 Piping Assembly

  

1 Remote

  

2 AAA Batteries

  

1 Indoor to Outdoor Power Supply Cord

  

1 Indoor to Main Power Supply Cord

  

1 Assembly Manual

  

1 Warranty Card

Warranty Specifications

1 year on product

  

1 year on condenser

  

5 years on compressor

10 Days Replacement

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Buyer’s Guide - Best Air Conditioner in India

Manoeuvring you towards a cooler choice!

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Features: Most important purchase criteria for an air-conditioner:

Keep an eye on these specifications!

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FAQs: Learn more about the details

We have all your questions covered!

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1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for an air-conditioner:

1.1 Cooling Capacity

Cooling capacity is used to determine how robust the unit is and this is measured in tons. This feature matters as it directly determines how much power AC will need to cool your space. If the cooling isn't in tune with your space, then you may experience different temperature swings in the same area. However, this is not it as there are many other factors that may affect the cooling capacity of an AC such as the windows, insulation levels or any landscaping you may have.

Pro Tip: If your room is between 80-120 sq. ft, then a 1.0 ton AC would be adequate. If it is between 120-190 sq. ft, then a 1.5 ton AC will be the best. For a room with 190-300 sq. ft, a 2 ton AC would suffice.

Cooling capacity is used to determine how robust the unit is and this is measured in tons. This feature matters as it directly determines how much power AC will need to cool your space. If the cooling isn't in tune with your space, then you may experience different temperature swings in the same area. However, this is not it as there are many other factors that may affect the cooling capacity of an AC such as the windows, insulation levels or any landscaping you may have.

Pro Tip: If your room is between 80-120 sq. ft, then a 1.0 ton AC would be adequate. If it is between 120-190 sq. ft, then a 1.5 ton AC will be the best. For a room with 190-300 sq. ft, a 2 ton AC would suffice.

1.2 Noise Level

Imagine having an AC that even make your music system feel insignificant! Scary right!? Mostly all the modern air conditioners have a sound emission that is somewhere between 35 dB to 50 dB. Larger ACs emit a sound that is around 70 dB. Having a quiet AC is very necessary to have a comfortable environment both inside and out.

Pro Tip: There are two dBs mentioned on the product specifics i.e. for both inside and outside. Check both of them while buying.

Imagine having an AC that even make your music system feel insignificant! Scary right!? Mostly all the modern air conditioners have a sound emission that is somewhere between 35 dB to 50 dB. Larger ACs emit a sound that is around 70 dB. Having a quiet AC is very necessary to have a comfortable environment both inside and out.

Pro Tip: There are two dBs mentioned on the product specifics i.e. for both inside and outside. Check both of them while buying.

1.3 Fixture

Depending upon your use, the area you want to cover and the aesthetics, you can select the fixture. It can either be wall-mounted, window unit or a tower AC. Most modern ACs are wall-mounted because they easily blend in the room interiors and also keep the carpet space free to use. Window units are now becoming outdated since they block entire windows and also have a grumpy look. The only place where you can still locate these is old houses and hotels.

Depending upon your use, the area you want to cover and the aesthetics, you can select the fixture. It can either be wall-mounted, window unit or a tower AC. Most modern ACs are wall-mounted because they easily blend in the room interiors and also keep the carpet space free to use. Window units are now becoming outdated since they block entire windows and also have a grumpy look. The only place where you can still locate these is old houses and hotels.

1.4 Emissions and Energy Efficiency:

The efficiency is measured in Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER). The ratio compares the cooling capacity per hour to the power input in watts. To check the EER, there is an EnegryGuide label put on the AC’s body. It has a lot of other information as well such as the model, key features, energy star etc. This energy star proves how good is your AC as the stars are given after a strict energy efficiency test.

Pro Tip: Learn how to read an EnergyGuide here

The efficiency is measured in Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER). The ratio compares the cooling capacity per hour to the power input in watts. To check the EER, there is an EnegryGuide label put on the AC’s body. It has a lot of other information as well such as the model, key features, energy star etc. This energy star proves how good is your AC as the stars are given after a strict energy efficiency test.

Pro Tip: Learn how to read an EnergyGuide here

1.5 Installation

Installation for ACs differs as per their types.

For example, split ACs have two parts. One part is the air outlet that you see inside, and the other is a compressor unit which fits outside. These are also called ductless ACs since they do not require any duct system and operate on a series of pipe. Whereas, window ACs are mounted on a wall or a window. Unlike split AC, these have all their components installed in one single casing. In the window AC, half part of the AC that has a venting system is outside, while the cooling side is in the room. If you are fixing this on a wall, it calls for creating a window-size whole in the wall for installation.

Installation for ACs differs as per their types.

For example, split ACs have two parts. One part is the air outlet that you see inside, and the other is a compressor unit which fits outside. These are also called ductless ACs since they do not require any duct system and operate on a series of pipe. Whereas, window ACs are mounted on a wall or a window. Unlike split AC, these have all their components installed in one single casing. In the window AC, half part of the AC that has a venting system is outside, while the cooling side is in the room. If you are fixing this on a wall, it calls for creating a window-size whole in the wall for installation.

1.6 Control Consol

You cannot run an AC without a remote. However, the remote control cannot replace the on-body control as they have there importance. In case, your remote doesn't work for any reason, the on-body controls are there at your rescue.

You cannot run an AC without a remote. However, the remote control cannot replace the on-body control as they have there importance. In case, your remote doesn't work for any reason, the on-body controls are there at your rescue.

1.7 Area

The cooling capacity that you may need is directly relevant to the area that you want to cover. Therefore, before buying an AC, take a note of the area where you want to install the air conditioner.

The cooling capacity that you may need is directly relevant to the area that you want to cover. Therefore, before buying an AC, take a note of the area where you want to install the air conditioner.

2. Use Cases: The best air-conditioner for YOU

2.1 What type of AC is best for large spaces like shopping malls?

Central Air conditioners are best for cooling large spaces. The massive AC systems that are used in big shopping complexes and offices. These operate through various ducts and vents that run throughout the entire space. It has a big central air conditioner at its heart that passes cold air throughout the web of these vents. If you need a centralized system because your space is large, you better search a little more in the stores near you rather than online!

Central Air conditioners are best for cooling large spaces. The massive AC systems that are used in big shopping complexes and offices. These operate through various ducts and vents that run throughout the entire space. It has a big central air conditioner at its heart that passes cold air throughout the web of these vents. If you need a centralized system because your space is large, you better search a little more in the stores near you rather than online!

2.2 Which type of AC is best for a home?

Small to moderate households would usually opt for Mini-split ACs. So let's say you just want the comfort of an AC in your house or even your room, a small spilt AC will facilitate enough coverage. These are the most commonly used AC nowadays as they do not demand ductwork.

Small to moderate households would usually opt for Mini-split ACs. So let's say you just want the comfort of an AC in your house or even your room, a small spilt AC will facilitate enough coverage. These are the most commonly used AC nowadays as they do not demand ductwork.

2.3 Which type of AC is best for air circulation in smaller rooms?

Window Units are used when cooling has to be kept limited to one room. All the components are fitted into one single box-like body that sits in the window. However, they are loud compared to the ordinary modern ACs that we know.

Window Units are used when cooling has to be kept limited to one room. All the components are fitted into one single box-like body that sits in the window. However, they are loud compared to the ordinary modern ACs that we know.

3. FAQs: Learn more about the details

3.1 Are air-conditioners bad for health?

AC causes fluctuations in blood pressure and reduces immunity. Since the air we breathe through AC is conditioned and we adjust the temperatures to suit our bodies, our adaptability can go down. However, as long as we expose our body and system to fresh air for sometime in a day, ACs are safe to use.

AC causes fluctuations in blood pressure and reduces immunity. Since the air we breathe through AC is conditioned and we adjust the temperatures to suit our bodies, our adaptability can go down. However, as long as we expose our body and system to fresh air for sometime in a day, ACs are safe to use.

3.2 What is EER?

Energy Efficiency Ratio is the symbol that tells you if your AC is efficient or is it drilling holes in your pocket. Read more about

Energy Efficiency Ratio is the symbol that tells you if your AC is efficient or is it drilling holes in your pocket. Read more about

3.3 Which AC is the best in India?

Choosing the perfect AC is a tough task, which is why our product reviews will help you get better clarity. Make the most cooling choice with our guide!

Choosing the perfect AC is a tough task, which is why our product reviews will help you get better clarity. Make the most cooling choice with our guide!

3.4 What all to consider before buying and AC?

There are a few quick stops you need to make before you buy the best AC for yourself.

  1. Budget: Air conditioners, no doubt, do add to the expenses. So, you need to finalize your budget on two fronts; one how much you can spend on buying the AC, and two, how much you can spend on maintaining it.

  2. Size: You need to have a rough idea about the size of the space (home/office) where you want to install the AC. This is important to know the cooling capacity you should go with.

  3. EER ratings: You don't want to go on drilling holes in your pockets. Make sure to check the EER ratings. These are typically jotted down in the form of 3 stars, 4 stars etc.

  4. Other specifications: Check if there are any other special features like antibacterial filters or air cleaning etc. Special features enhance user experience.

There are a few quick stops you need to make before you buy the best AC for yourself.

  1. Budget: Air conditioners, no doubt, do add to the expenses. So, you need to finalize your budget on two fronts; one how much you can spend on buying the AC, and two, how much you can spend on maintaining it.

  2. Size: You need to have a rough idea about the size of the space (home/office) where you want to install the AC. This is important to know the cooling capacity you should go with.

  3. EER ratings: You don't want to go on drilling holes in your pockets. Make sure to check the EER ratings. These are typically jotted down in the form of 3 stars, 4 stars etc.

  4. Other specifications: Check if there are any other special features like antibacterial filters or air cleaning etc. Special features enhance user experience.

3.5 How to check if the AC is energy efficient?

The EER ratings help in finding out the efficiency of the AC. Along with the EER ratings, there is also an ISEER which shows the ratio of efficiency. This is calculated by dividing the cooling capacity of the AC per hour by the energy watts it requires to run. The ratio mentioned in EER ratings, which are mostly given in stars, are given in correspondence with the ISEER ratio.

The EER ratings help in finding out the efficiency of the AC. Along with the EER ratings, there is also an ISEER which shows the ratio of efficiency. This is calculated by dividing the cooling capacity of the AC per hour by the energy watts it requires to run. The ratio mentioned in EER ratings, which are mostly given in stars, are given in correspondence with the ISEER ratio.

3.6 What is R32 refrigerant?

Do you recall reading about CFC emotions from fridge and ACs that spiked our global warming temperatures? It was caused by the CFC gases which ultimately depleted our ozone layer. So the scientists had to come up with a more environment-friendly alternative, hence the R32 or difluoromethane. It is a gas that belongs to the HCFC family of refrigerant. It is much preferred because it has a lower global warming capacity than the standard gases.

Do you recall reading about CFC emotions from fridge and ACs that spiked our global warming temperatures? It was caused by the CFC gases which ultimately depleted our ozone layer. So the scientists had to come up with a more environment-friendly alternative, hence the R32 or difluoromethane. It is a gas that belongs to the HCFC family of refrigerant. It is much preferred because it has a lower global warming capacity than the standard gases.

3.7 Are there any AC type that I can move from one room to another easily?

Yes, portable units are such type of AC that you can easily move from a room to another. These are very similar to the window ACs. These ACs have freestanding structures that can be shifted, and all it needs is one power plug and one window for exhaust.

Yes, portable units are such type of AC that you can easily move from a room to another. These are very similar to the window ACs. These ACs have freestanding structures that can be shifted, and all it needs is one power plug and one window for exhaust.

4. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for air-conditioners:

4.1 How to read an EnegryGuide Label?

There is a label that shows the Energy efficiency ratings for your AC and it is recognised as a BEE label, issued by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency under Indian Government. The data available on this label is taken directly from the manufacturer, and the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) carry the tests on the collected data. The results are then sent to BEE which later adds them on the labels. Now let us decode the components that you see on the tag:

  1. Star-ratings: This is the EER star ratings, the higher the number of stars, the better the product. You can see these ratings in a semi-circular format having stars.

  2. ISEER: Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio shows the mathematically derived ratio. The EER star-ratings are corresponding to this number.

  3. Label period: Year of checking is mentioned on the label. See to it that you take the one with the latest checking date.

There is a label that shows the Energy efficiency ratings for your AC and it is recognised as a BEE label, issued by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency under Indian Government. The data available on this label is taken directly from the manufacturer, and the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) carry the tests on the collected data. The results are then sent to BEE which later adds them on the labels. Now let us decode the components that you see on the tag:

  1. Star-ratings: This is the EER star ratings, the higher the number of stars, the better the product. You can see these ratings in a semi-circular format having stars.

  2. ISEER: Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio shows the mathematically derived ratio. The EER star-ratings are corresponding to this number.

  3. Label period: Year of checking is mentioned on the label. See to it that you take the one with the latest checking date.

5. Did you know: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about air-conditioners

5.1 Willis Carrier invented the modern air conditioners in 1902 to protect paper and ink! Fancy that, an AC to safeguard just ink and paper!!

5.2 7 feet high, 6 feet wide and 20 feet long! No, we aren't talking about anaconda, this was the first AC system installed in households in 1914.

5.3 AC systems were very uncommon back in the 90s. In fact, 'Refrigerated Air' was often a highlighted feature in advertisements of movie theatres!

5.1 Willis Carrier invented the modern air conditioners in 1902 to protect paper and ink! Fancy that, an AC to safeguard just ink and paper!!

5.2 7 feet high, 6 feet wide and 20 feet long! No, we aren't talking about anaconda, this was the first AC system installed in households in 1914.

5.3 AC systems were very uncommon back in the 90s. In fact, 'Refrigerated Air' was often a highlighted feature in advertisements of movie theatres!

6. Our Picks: How we picked the best air-conditioners:

Choosing an air conditioner is not an everyday thing. So, you have to make the right choice; one that will give you freedom for a long-time. With this buyer’s guide of best air conditioners in India, we hope that we have made your task a little easy!

  1. Cooling capacity: The cooling capacity determines the size of the room that it can cool, or vice-versa! You must choose an AC that fits well with your cooling needs. All our products have 1 and 1.5 tons of cooling capacity, which is ideal for regular household use.

  2. Noise level: Noise of any sort can be very irritating. And if an AC that is meant to give you comfort is causing discomfort because of the sound, it can leave you exasperated. Which is why all our selections have a standard level of accepted sound emission.

  3. Installation: Having an AC with the most straightforward possible installation is like a dream come true! Which is why 6 out 7 products are split ACs that will work just fine without any duct system.

Here are our product reviews to help you get a quick overview:

Choosing an air conditioner is not an everyday thing. So, you have to make the right choice; one that will give you freedom for a long-time. With this buyer’s guide of best air conditioners in India, we hope that we have made your task a little easy!

  1. Cooling capacity: The cooling capacity determines the size of the room that it can cool, or vice-versa! You must choose an AC that fits well with your cooling needs. All our products have 1 and 1.5 tons of cooling capacity, which is ideal for regular household use.

  2. Noise level: Noise of any sort can be very irritating. And if an AC that is meant to give you comfort is causing discomfort because of the sound, it can leave you exasperated. Which is why all our selections have a standard level of accepted sound emission.

  3. Installation: Having an AC with the most straightforward possible installation is like a dream come true! Which is why 6 out 7 products are split ACs that will work just fine without any duct system.

Here are our product reviews to help you get a quick overview:

6.1 The coolest: Sanyo Dual-Star!

This product wins the top spot for several reasons-

  • The 1.5-ton capacity is the perfect match for a mid-size room.

  • It has a sleek body that blends well with the aesthetic of any room.

  • Anti-dust filter ensures the flow of clean air in your room.

  • Automatically resume original settings after a power cut, so say goodbye to fluctuation issues!

  • The intelligent AI display error codes that have been automatically detected by the AC.

  • It auto-adjusts temperature and also let you set a timer!

  • It is affordable as compared to the other products that have a 5-star rating.

  • The installation is easy, and the warranty has got you well covered!

This product wins the top spot for several reasons-

  • The 1.5-ton capacity is the perfect match for a mid-size room.

  • It has a sleek body that blends well with the aesthetic of any room.

  • Anti-dust filter ensures the flow of clean air in your room.

  • Automatically resume original settings after a power cut, so say goodbye to fluctuation issues!

  • The intelligent AI display error codes that have been automatically detected by the AC.

  • It auto-adjusts temperature and also let you set a timer!

  • It is affordable as compared to the other products that have a 5-star rating.

  • The installation is easy, and the warranty has got you well covered!

6.2 The frosty friend: Daikin Star-inverter!

You should consider choosing this because-

  • Coanda Airflow technology gives an evenly distributed airflow ensuring balanced cooling.

  • Neo swing compressor technology decreases friction and vibration and thereby increasing the life of the compressor.

  • The stabilizer saves the AC from voltage fluctuation.

  • Econo mode lets you use the AC efficiently limiting the maximum power consumption but still gives the frosty feel!

  • The outdoor installations are UV treated and adjust itself according to the environment.

  • Dust-filter ensures a cleaner climate inside your room.

  • With a brand guarantee like Daikin, you won't mind spending a little extra!

You should consider choosing this because-

  • Coanda Airflow technology gives an evenly distributed airflow ensuring balanced cooling.

  • Neo swing compressor technology decreases friction and vibration and thereby increasing the life of the compressor.

  • The stabilizer saves the AC from voltage fluctuation.

  • Econo mode lets you use the AC efficiently limiting the maximum power consumption but still gives the frosty feel!

  • The outdoor installations are UV treated and adjust itself according to the environment.

  • Dust-filter ensures a cleaner climate inside your room.

  • With a brand guarantee like Daikin, you won't mind spending a little extra!

6.3 The refreshing companion: Sanyo Star-inverter

The Japanese technology at its best!

  • The 1-ton cooling capacity makes it ideal for small and compact rooms.

  • Glacier Mode allows 35% higher fan speed resulting in faster cooling.

  • The intelligent AI display error codes that have been automatically detected by the AC.

  • Automatically resume original settings after a power cut, so say goodbye to fluctuation issues!

  • Anti-dust filter ensures the flow of clean air in your room.

  • If you are looking for a compact AC for a small room at an affordable price, this is the one!

The Japanese technology at its best!

  • The 1-ton cooling capacity makes it ideal for small and compact rooms.

  • Glacier Mode allows 35% higher fan speed resulting in faster cooling.

  • The intelligent AI display error codes that have been automatically detected by the AC.

  • Automatically resume original settings after a power cut, so say goodbye to fluctuation issues!

  • Anti-dust filter ensures the flow of clean air in your room.

  • If you are looking for a compact AC for a small room at an affordable price, this is the one!

6.4 The chilled accomplice: Godrej Star inverter

You won't find a better value choice in our selection:

  • It has an anti-corrosive coating on condenser & evaporator along with an anti-microbial self-cleaning function! So don't worry about dust accumulation anymore.

  • The powerful compressor gives super-fast cooling.

  • It has a tri-filter air purification system consisting of antibacterial filter, active carbon filter and an anti-dust filter paired with a Healthy blow out feature to prevent bacteria formation anywhere on the AC.

  • The unique bluefin copper evaporator along with golden fin anti-corrosion condenser keeps rust and corrosion at bay!

  • This is the lowest costing product on our list with the best possible features. Now AC doesn't have to be an expensive affair!

You won't find a better value choice in our selection:

  • It has an anti-corrosive coating on condenser & evaporator along with an anti-microbial self-cleaning function! So don't worry about dust accumulation anymore.

  • The powerful compressor gives super-fast cooling.

  • It has a tri-filter air purification system consisting of antibacterial filter, active carbon filter and an anti-dust filter paired with a Healthy blow out feature to prevent bacteria formation anywhere on the AC.

  • The unique bluefin copper evaporator along with golden fin anti-corrosion condenser keeps rust and corrosion at bay!

  • This is the lowest costing product on our list with the best possible features. Now AC doesn't have to be an expensive affair!

6.5 The neat ally: Voltas Star-inverter

You need not think twice before selecting this one. It has all the features of a high AC packed in one.

  • The LED display makes temperature reading easy.

  • Intelligent Sleep mode, self-diagnosis and auto restart makes this AC genuinely independent. Now you don't have to spend your sleep adjusting the AC temperatures.

  • The intelligent AI technology senses the indoor humidity and controls it in monsoon. So forget the sweaty feeling!

  • DC Inverter technology helps in reducing power consumption by maintaining an ideal temperature without putting much load on the AC.

  • With the second-lowest-cost on the list, you also get a brand guarantee like Voltas!

You need not think twice before selecting this one. It has all the features of a high AC packed in one.

  • The LED display makes temperature reading easy.

  • Intelligent Sleep mode, self-diagnosis and auto restart makes this AC genuinely independent. Now you don't have to spend your sleep adjusting the AC temperatures.

  • The intelligent AI technology senses the indoor humidity and controls it in monsoon. So forget the sweaty feeling!

  • DC Inverter technology helps in reducing power consumption by maintaining an ideal temperature without putting much load on the AC.

  • With the second-lowest-cost on the list, you also get a brand guarantee like Voltas!

6.6 The window pal: LG Dual-inverte

You might not be as chilled, but this AC surely is!

  • It can talk to Alexa and Google assistant! Need we say more!

  • Ocean Black Protection gives an anti-corrosive layer which offers exceptional durability and extends the life of the air conditioner.

  • Discharge outlet and full airflow will give you even cooling throughout.

  • Easy to understand error notifications and remote diagnosis helps you to connect faster with the LG Customer care!  

  • And hello! It all fits in one box in your window!

You might not be as chilled, but this AC surely is!

  • It can talk to Alexa and Google assistant! Need we say more!

  • Ocean Black Protection gives an anti-corrosive layer which offers exceptional durability and extends the life of the air conditioner.

  • Discharge outlet and full airflow will give you even cooling throughout.

  • Easy to understand error notifications and remote diagnosis helps you to connect faster with the LG Customer care!  

  • And hello! It all fits in one box in your window!

6.7 The tech-savvy AC: Panasonic twin cool

We think we found the next smart AC!

  • It is operated through an App called "MirAle" which you can easily download from play store or Apple store.

  • The MirAle app:

    • connects and allows access to Panasonic's Air Conditioners from one place and offers in-built intelligent diagnostics that detect issues.

    • helps customise sleep profiles. Programmable AC has intelligent and unique features such as personalised sleep mode.

    • helps you to have full control over AC anytime, anywhere.

    • also supports Amazon's Alexa.

    • facilitates one-touch service request wherein all annual maintenance contracts are stored digitally.

  • Shield Blu protects evaporator against corrosion from air, water and other corrosive elements.

  • It comes with 2 stage filtration process including deactivation of 90% bacteria trapped in the air and odour-causing bacteria, beside PM 2.5 filter to remove airborne particles. Checkout reviews, features, buying guide and comparison of best air cooler, best air purifier in India

We think we found the next smart AC!

  • It is operated through an App called "MirAle" which you can easily download from play store or Apple store.

  • The MirAle app:

    • connects and allows access to Panasonic's Air Conditioners from one place and offers in-built intelligent diagnostics that detect issues.

    • helps customise sleep profiles. Programmable AC has intelligent and unique features such as personalised sleep mode.

    • helps you to have full control over AC anytime, anywhere.

    • also supports Amazon's Alexa.

    • facilitates one-touch service request wherein all annual maintenance contracts are stored digitally.

  • Shield Blu protects evaporator against corrosion from air, water and other corrosive elements.

  • It comes with 2 stage filtration process including deactivation of 90% bacteria trapped in the air and odour-causing bacteria, beside PM 2.5 filter to remove airborne particles. Checkout reviews, features, buying guide and comparison of best air cooler, best air purifier in India

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