Come summer, air conditioners become the most important invention of man. This affects and boosts the sales and the choices offered are many. With perks like low prices, low electricity consumption and energy saving Air-Conditioners, this luxury commodity is made available to most families. Equipped with the latest features like, fragrance emission, environment-friendliness, and advanced EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio), Air-Conditioners are finding their way into many homes.
Here is the list of the top ten best air conditioner brands in India 2017.
10. O General
Founded in 2000, General is a joint venture of the Japanese Fujitsu General and Dubai based ETA-ASCON STAR. It has been lauded with a five-star rating by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency. Offering excellent cooling and superior performance, O General Air-Conditioners’ cost around Rupees 25,000 to 60,000. Most sought after models offered by the brand are O General AC models are ASGA09BMTA – 0.75 Ton. ASGA12BMTA – 1.0 Ton, ASGA18FMTA – 1.5 Ton, ASGA18FTTA – 1.5 Ton, Inverter AC ASGG12JLCA AC – 1 Ton. Well, I personally liked the Inverter AC ASGG12JLCA AC as it backs the summer up even if the electricity is not there and we need to run through the invertor.
The full specification of this model is-
- Cost: 25000 to 60000 INR
- Features: 3D cooling, Inverter saving, 4-way Air flow direction, CFC free and environment friendly
- Capacity: 1 Ton
- Availability: Available on online platforms like the Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, etc.
This Chinese consumer appliance manufacturing company is credited with their excellent cooling, low energy consumption, and longevity. The prices range for Haier Air-Conditioners lies between Rupees 18,000-45,000. Popular models are HSU-18CKCS (R2D), HSU-24CXAS3N-BWNA, HSU-13CNFG5N, HSU-13CNFG5N, HW-18CS03AH. Well, among its models, what you should prefer is Haier HW-18CS03AH. The smartest features are-
- Cost: 18000 to 45000 INR
- Features:Air circulation, 3D cooling, Anti-bacterial, Auto restart, Timer, Swing, and environment friendly
- Capacity: 1 Ton
Proud of its quality products, Hitachi from Tokyo, Japan, was founded in 1920. It offers air conditioners that are energy efficient and has features like auto climate technology, silent cooling features, and anti-bacterial koukin filter. The prices range extends between Rupees 25,000–70,000. Popularly marketed Hitachi AC models are Zunoh 300f, Zunoh 200f, Kaze Neo, Kashikoi 400i, Hitachi RAU318HTDD Kampa Plus, RAU518HTV Ace CO, RAU318HTDKaze Plus.
In the ranges from Hitachi, the AC you should go with it is Hitachi RAU318HTDD Kampa Plus. The full specifications are-
- Cost: 25000 to 70000 INR
- Features: Fan speed is selectable, on/off timer with advance start-up, Auto power saving mode, fan speed mode, Auto restart, Filter Clean indicator and Koukin filter mode, etc.
7. Blue Star
Dating back to 1943, when this brand was launched, Blue Star reconditioned fridges and Air-Conditioners. The oldest appliance label in India, this company grew to what it is today offering affordable Air-Conditioners starting at Rupees 22,000 to high-end ones priced at Rupees 1,00,000 Rs. You can locate the ACs of this brand everywhere like the Malls, ITES buildings, offices, etc. Some of the most popular Blue Star AC models are mentioned below are CNHW09CAF 0.75 Ton Split AC, 5HW12SC 1 Ton Split AC, 5HW18SB 1.5 Ton Split AC, 3HW18VB1 Split AC-1.5 Ton.
The preference should be given to 3HW18VB1 Split AC. The specs are-
- Cost: 22000 to 1 lakh INR
- Features:Hydrophilic Blue Fins Evaporator, Auto Restart with Memory Backup, Air Flow Direction Control, Turbo Cooling, Anti-Freeze Thermostat, Sleep Mode, 4 Fan Speed and Blow Button, etc.
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Mumbai, this Indian multinational has left an indelible mark in the consumer appliance world with the production of a wide range of high-performance appliances like televisions, refrigerators, Air-Conditioners, and washing machines. The price ranges of Videocon Air-Conditioners extend between Rupees 20,000-68,000. The sought after best Videocon AC models are VSQ55.DT3-MUA, VSA55.RW1-MAA, VSA55.WW1-MAA.
The preference in Videocon should be given to VSQ55.DT3-MUA Inverter AC. The specs are-
- Cost: 20000 to 68000 INR
- Features:Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Fungal, Auto Restart, Sleep Mode, Turbo Cooling, Air Swing, Remote Control, Timers, etc.
With its advent of marketing in India in 1987, this Michigan-based international brand has made its mark in the home appliance market. Built with turbo cooling latest technology, Whirlpool Air-Conditioners ensure high-performance delivery. A little on the higher side of the scale, these range from Rupees 32,000–55,000 and popular Whirlpool AC models include FANTASIA INV (1.5 T), FANTASIA INV (1 T), 3D COOL DLX III (2 T) 3 Star, 3D COOL PLT V (1.5 T) 5 Star.
The features of the recommended prey from the Videocon are FANTASIA INV (1.5 T)
- Cost: 32000 to 55000 INR
- Features:5-Ton capacity, On/off timer, Hot & Cold Both, Auto Cleaning, Auto air swing, Auto Restart, Timer, etc.
Well, their slogan “Life’s Good” is truly what they live up to. The South Korean brand offers a wide range of consumer appliances. High-performance, smart cooling and good service are what sets this brand apart. With Air-Conditioners ranging from Rupees 18000 to 78000, one has a plethora of options and can select by the budget factors. The BSA18IMA, BS-Q186C8A4, BSA12IMA, L-Nova Plus- LSA3NP5F, etc. are to mention a few, are popular AC options from LG.
The features of the recommended prey from the LG are L-Nova Plus- LSA3NP5F.
- Cost: 18000 to 78000 INR
- Features: Cooling like Himalaya, Monsoon Comfort at home, Auto Cleaning, Dual protection, Sweet dreamz mode, Night glow remote button, etc.
With affordable Air-Conditioners starting from Rupees 18000, up to Rupees 50000, the Japanese AC brand, over a hundred years old, has taken the market by storm. This speaks volumes of Daikin’s success in the world market. AC models from Daikin that are popularly sold are the FTXR Series, FTXG Series, DTKM Series and ATKM Series. Well, from the series, the best AC to buy is the Daikin Inverter FTKP50PRV16 Split AC. The features are-
- Cost: 18000 to 50000 INR
- Features:Auto Restart, 3D Cooling, 1.5 Ton capacity, Economic Mode, 4 Way, Titanium apatite photocatalytic air purifying filter, Conada airflow mode, Auto fan mode, Hermetically sealed swing type, etc.
Samsung is deepening its roots in the country day by day. With a pricing between Rupees 20000-70000, this South Korean company offers air conditioners most popularly sought after in India. Renowned for their features Triangle Inverter AC, AR18JV5DAWKNNA 1.5 TR, AR18JC5HATPNNA, AR18FC5TAPD 1.5 Ton, etc. are some of the most desired Samsung AC models.
My opinion goes with the AR18FC5TAPD Split AC whose specs are given here–
- Cost: 20000 to 70000 INR
- Features:Optimal Single Blade for Better Air Flow, Tropicalized Compressor 54° Working, Smart Saver,24 hrs On / Off Timer, Auto Clean, Digital Temperature Display, Anti-Bacteria filter, etc.
Manufactured by Voltas Limited, a subsidiary under the Tata Group, the Voltas Air-Conditioners are a hot favorite amongst Indians. With high durability and efficient performance, these air conditioners are rising in popularity by the day. Voltas’ products range between Rupees 25000 to 55000. The Voltas All Weather AC, Voltas Zenith- 5 Star (Ya Series), Voltas Jade- 5 Star (Y Series), Voltas Classic- 5 Star (Yu Series), Executive – 5 Star (Y Series), etc. are some of the most popular Voltas AC models.
So, again if you seek my advice here, the I would suggest Executive – 5 Star (Y Series) with features like-
- Cost: 25000 to 55000 INR
- Features:Na, no silver – filters, Hydrophylic Aluminum fin, Anti-dust, Air vent with cross flow, LED display on indoor units, LCD remote and timer, sleep and turbo mode, etc.
So clearly, we have made the selection easy; go ahead and give a beautiful surprise to your family by bringing them a new and cost effective AC. They would love it. Happy Chilling 🙂
List of Best Air Conditioner (AC) Brands in India
|S.No||AC Brands Name||Price Range|
|1||Voltas||25000 to 55000|
|2||Samsung||20000 to 70000|
|3||Daikin||18000 to 50000|
|4||LG||18000 to 78000|
|5||Whirlpool||32000 to 55000|
|6||Videocon||20000 to 68000|
|7||Blue Star||22000 to 1 lakh|
|8||Hitachi||25000 to 70000|
|9||Haier||18000 to 45000|
|10||O General||25000 to 60000|