Top 5 Best Leading Air Conditioner Brands in India with Features and Price List 2018


Best Leading Air Conditioner Brands in India 2018


List of Best AC in India – Top 10

1. Voltas SAC 173IY 1.4 Ton Split AC

2. LG JS-Q18AFXD Dual Inverter Split AC

3. O General ASGA18FTTA-1.5 Hyper Tropical Split AC

4. Hitachi Neo 5200F RAU518HWDD 1.5 Ton

5. Whirlpool Fantasia 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC

6. Blue Star 5HW18ZARTX 1.5 Ton AC

7. Voltas 185JY 1.5 Ton Split AC India

8. Carrier Esko 12K 1 Ton Split AC

9. Kenstar KSZ35 WS1-MDA 1 Ton Split Air Conditioner

10. Samsung AT12MC3JAMC 1 Ton Split AC

Air conditioner is one modern equipment used for cooling the room temperature by lowering the heat and adjusting the room temperature. During prickly summer it is impossible to live without air conditioners. It not only cools the room but also cleans the room as well. AC must be purchased not only depending upon it’s price but also based upon your room size. Switching AC on and off at regular intervals will waste lot of energy. Best Leading Air Conditioner Brands in India – full list is available here.

Nowadays split AC are becoming more popular with it’s sleek exterior, as well as noiseless performance. The AC’s are listed according to their energy capacity, technical facts, functionality and star ratings. AC must be of various types like window-mounted unit, wall-mounted unit, split ductless or mini air systems. The major AC brands are Sharp, Samsung, Hitachi, Voltas, Panasonic, and Godrej, Whirlpool etc. Here i have enlisted some of the leading brands in AC. Choose the right one based on your purpose from the list of models given along with it.

Important Factors Should Consider Before Choosing the AC

You may be in a hurry to buy a new AC for this hot summer, But before going to choose one randomly just know these factors which greatly affect your AC, power and economical aspects. The need for Cooling and power consumption will vary based on different things.

The most important thing is about the “ton”. Before purchase calculates how much ton AC you actually need, it preventing you from buying a costly and heavy ton AC which you actually don’t want.

  • You can simply use the formula to calculate the total ton of AC you required, you just need to measure your room in feet (Length x Width x Height) then compare the below given chart and find out how much ton AC you want.
  • Total tonnage of AC required = Length (feet) x Breadth (feet) x Height (feet) of room/floor
  • Note that never go to showroom and ask opinion about the salesman they will try for selling an AC with huge tons.
  • Number and doors in a room or floor is another important to know about the leakage of air
  • Products in your room or home like heat generating equipment
  • Amount of sunlight exposure to or over the particular area need to be cooled
  • AC should save some electricity because that is the most important factor

AC-Tonnage calculationChoose the Best AC by Understanding the Key Features

It is very difficult to stay indoors without having a cooling measure in this summer. No doubt the perfect and best solution for summer month hotness is buying a best AC.  But before going to buy it you have understand some technical specifications in details, which is the key specifications of each and every model.

Also here below we have given tables for each brands top models with full technical spec and pricing. Have a look on the features description and go to the table. Choose the right and best model for your use.

  1. Total Power Consumption  (Watts)

The Total Power Consumption  (Watts) of an AC varies from model to model. Simply it is the measurement of power consumed in watts, while working the AC. It depends on various factors. The type of cooling system, frequency of maintenance and the cooling output will alter the Total Power Consumption  (Watts).

A central air conditioner uses more power than the room air conditioners. Normally we can say that a normal sized A.C. is rated about 12,000 Btu. This kind of AC uses average of 1500 watts per hour. Either it will be window type of portable type. If you along with fan again the power usage increases.

  • Unit Used for measurement : Watts (W), Kilo Watts (kW)
  1. Cooling Wattage

Cooling Wattage of an AC is expressed based on the Cooling Capacity. The cooling capacity of an air conditioner is the total Amount Of Cooling Produced By The AC. It is expressed in Units of TR, Btu/hr, kCal/hr, Watts.

For you r understanding 1TR = 12,000 Btu/hr = 3,024 kCal/hr = 3,514 Watts. As the cooling capacity is higher, the heat from room is removed soon. So always choose the AC with high cooling capacity if are living in hot climate most of the season.

  1. Star Rating  (BEE)

The Star Rating  (BEE) is used to rate the room AC. The rating is given based on the basis of the energy efficiency of each air conditioner. It is measures on a scale of 1 to 5 stars based on certain calculations. Simply higher the number of stars and higher the Star Rating  (BEE), you can save energy as it is highly energy efficient.

So even the price is a little high for the AC with high star rating you can save a lot in future by cost reduction on working. Try to get a five star rated AC for your home or office.

  1. Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER)

The Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) in case of air conditioner is the  ratio of the cooling capacity of an air conditioner to the  total electrical input (in watts). The  cooling capacity is expressed in British Thermal Units (BTU) per hour.

Those with EER rating of 10 and considered the high class and most effective AC. Keep in mind that as much as the higher the EER ratio the cost of operating will be less, at the same time the price f AC will be little high comparing to the standard one.

  • EER= Cooling Capacity (Watt)
    / Power Consumption (Watt)

What is the difference between Normal Split AC and Inverter Split AC

  • Inverter Split AC:

The  latest Inverter air conditioners are equipped with advance technology, so that it is more economical to operate and offers good output while running than conventional unit. These are specially made to manage extremes in temperature, features a smooth and stable operational facility.

While working it reaches the cooling effect more easier and quicker than the Normal Split AC. Enjoy maximum comfort with No temperature fluctuations, No voltage peaks,  Much quieter working and less start up time.

  •  Normal Split AC:

The Normal Split AC without inverter may be cheaper than the Inverter Split AC but energy cost will be high in case of  Normal Split AC usage. The greater disadvantage is it consumes more power and not much economical to run in this summer, when using more hours.

There is a difference in achieving desired temperature for normal split AC than the Inverter Split AC. The start up time is more for these kind of AC. It makes some noise on working and little slower. Temperature fluctuations and voltage peaks more in case of normal non inverter type.

Last updated on : 07-12-2018


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  2. Worst Brand Air conditioner is Voltas. Unqualified Engineers. Cheapest Chinese make Spare Parts… Highly Idiotic Higher Officials ….

  3. Thanks for listing the best Ac in India with details. Kindly tell me the lg Ac exact price in Mumbai. I mean 1.5 ton. Copper coil. Also tell me aluminium coil price

  4. Guys, I am using HITACHI split acs since 5 years but till date no complaints and excellent product. One of best product in India. Go for it.

  5. Air conditioners have become an important part of our daily lives and buying the best air conditioner for our home is an important and integral task.
    With 100s of air conditioner brands and models to choose from, finding the best air conditioner that suits your requirements can be very daunting.
    It’s very much important to choose the right ac for our need

  6. Hey
    Good and helpful article
    I personally use LG Air Conditioner in my office and is very good
    Thank you for the suggestion

  7. Don’t buy any product in chroma store ,Very poor customer experience, inexperienced rude hoon type staff they deploy.Salesmen run for their incentives and offer bad deal.They commit ,they take full money and then they don’t deliver the product.
    Really pathetic after sale support also.Nobody will listen after lodging complaint you will get Satisfaction service call.

  8. Hey
    I got bluestar AC in my room and takes ni time in cooling the room. We got two of them and are just fine.

  9. I got Daikin split 1.5 ton Ac last month. I am not satisfied with this since Cooling performance is not good and service is also poor.

  10. I have two LG split Ac’s in my home… Ons is 1.5 ton with 5 star rating and the other is for 1 ton for 3 star rating. I had a very worst experienced with both of these two’s.. We had spent more than 20k for one AC and the other one is not in condition to repaired. All the time we had refilled the gas and again after 1 week the gas had been leaked.. The compressors have aluminum sheet which damaged again n again… Guys don’t buy LG Ac..

  11. Hi Everyone,
    You plan to buy Air Conditioner Please look up given below factors:
    Copper Condenser, Automatic Bacteria cleaning, (No water leakage Indoor & Outdoor), Best Compressor, Best service Company Side and Dealer side, Best insulation Blades, Then Indoor Outdoor body and shape.
    I am not a genius and don t like to tell which one is the best. All brands they have a best. So you search and inquiry yourself then select best AC. Then my request We are Indians so consider the Indian make machines…

    • Hi, Moorthy N: About your opinion that we, as Indians, should consider India-made products, my question is, do these manufacturers reciprocate by not cheating Indians? Do they bring the best tech at the best price and provide the best service because they are operating in India and selling products to Indians? My view is that they are first and foremost business people, and their first motivation is more profit, not patriotism, and you can’t really blame them. As consumers, it is our hard-earned money we are spending, so select the best product at the best price. We owe it to ourselves. The marketplace is not the best place to show our patriotism!

  12. Hitachi split a.c.1.5 ton is very worst. and after sales hitachi service centre in Vadodara is third class. they don’t have skilled staff. very horrible experience with Hitachi. same item purchased april 2015 and after hardly running 150 hrs of use its collapse. so my dear Indian friends don’t buy Hitachi ac.

  13. I got 1 ton and 1.5 ton and 2 ton inverter split ac all very good in performance and efficient service in Chennai.

  14. Want to buy 1.5 ton inverter split AC with good performance and quality. Got confused with daikin, Hitachi or LG. Suggest me

  15. OGeneral maybe a good AC but service is very bad in Mumbai. Every service takes a more than a week in the factory.

  16. Looking for 1.5 ton Split Inverter AC , with copper condenser and economical.Confused which brand to go for. Please suggest

  17. O General is the worst company to buy….very poor service and customer care is very rude…no after service and very poor performance….please dont even think of buying o general ac…!!!

  18. I wants to buy 1.5ton inverter split AC, PL recommend which brand & model have good durability with longer warranty to compressor and good device provider

  19. I am using the fourth ac, Blue Star and have total three ac in my home viz Whirlpool, Onida and the Blue Star. The present whirlpool got replaced with the same brand and remaining two as new brands.. To my experience, the Blue Star is sturdy and untiring. A very good brand indeed.

  20. Hi never allow the ac mechanic let it be company or from other source to take back the ac to their place for repair, mostly they steal the good parts and replace it with old which will work for few hours and again you will land up in problem. Now that technology is so developed Gas filling, Condenser or whatever it is can be resolved at home itself.

  21. Sir my room is 12×10×11 and want to purchase 1 ton split ac. So which is most best for me O General, Carrier or Hitachi

  22. Never go for SAMSUNG. I have been using it since 2009. This is the worst brand ever if you consider both, its perfomance and service provided by its centre. The AC stops cooling again-n-again. When I call its centre for servicing,their men come and first they say it requires gas filling. Then they take it to the centre to fill gas. After two-three days they bring it back and then it works only for one or two hours and then it again stops cooling. Again I call the centre. Their men come and then say its Stabilizer is faulty. When I call the stabilizer company,their man comes and checks the stabilizer and we get to know that the stabilizer is working fine. Again I call the SAMSUNG centre. Their men come àgain and then they say its compressor needs to be changed.
    All this is happening every season since 2012. I cannot understand how the compressor stops working everytime they take it to the centre to fill up gas ???
    Before going to centre,the compressor works fine. But after they bring it back,it always stops working.
    And the worst part is that it doesn’t matter how much we complaint about it all to customer care,nobody listens.


  23. Looking for a 1.5 ton window ac.
    Confused b/w voltas, samsung ,hitachi ,lg and bluestar .
    Which company should i go for ???

      • If you are the person who wants to go for quality and give a bit secondary priority to money, go for Mitsubishi Heavy industries. They are the best in the class, others are just trying to be. No doubt othr brands are catching u fast, but Mitsubishi is like world leader.

    • Its a good brand.. people go for Voltas just because its cheap among b segment.. i would suggest you to go for panasonic or onida if u r thinking from B segment. Their perfomance, copper coil is just best.

  24. We feel we can conquer almost any feat in this industry. In keeping with this mission, we offer a wide variety of services. No job is too big or small, as we treat each project with the same meticulous attention to detail.

  25. Never Buy Voltas. They give 5 years warranty.
    And My AC is 3 months old and it is not working for 2 months.
    Literally i used the AC just for a month and the bower motor blew off and Still it has not been repaired by Voltas.
    The complaint service request number is 16062507931
    Issue Raised on 25th July
    Followed Up on 9th July
    14th July
    16th July
    24th July
    28th July
    Ans still there is no respnse from them.
    Even tried escalating to higher officials but none of them work.
    In a word DO NOT BUY VOLTAS.

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  27. RIGHT LISTING SIR, we can say the above list of top 5 air conditioners are very accurate. We found this article is so useful for users who are planning to buy new or exchange their old AC unit. We are from the leading ac repair provider company in Delhi, India. As per our experience about more then 24 yrs in all brands ac repairing services IN DELHI NCR areas. Read more about us at “viyanta” ..

  28. i want to buy a 1.5 ton split ac with 5 star rating. confuse between whirlpool 3D, LG Carrier superia, Hitachi and Diakin. can anyone suggest, which is d best and which i should go for? –

  29. Don’t go for Carrier AC. Poor Customer care and technicians lacks knowledge. Complaints are not attended properly.

  30. i want to buy a 1.5 ton split ac with 5 star rating. confuse between whirlpool 3D, Carrier superia, Hitachi and Diakin.
    can anyone suggest, which is d best and which i should go for?

      • An inverter split ac getting complaints after 1.5 years PCB problems is it correct tell me clearly becoz I want to take inverter model and which is best company in 1.5 ton

  31. panasonic 1.5 ton or carrier 1.5 ton.. which one is better….. both r equal price,coiling,&power consumption.. but i’m confuse.. which one is better..
    reply me…

  32. I want to purchase Mitsubishi split ac 2 ton 5 star. pl provide your opinion on mitsubishi and the condenser used in the above ac is copper or not?

    • Mitsubhishi is the leading brand in split Ac without doubt . U buy inverter type it will save not only money but also give high cooling there r lots of other brands in market but don’t trust buy only mitsubishi

    • 100% copper.. They are just SUPERB. nobody can match them. But hey its MITSUBISHI HEAVY not electric. Go ahead man. buy inverter technology if want to install in the room.

  33. Currently we are using Zamil Central Air Conditioner for our office building and its working fine and Zamil Support Services is also Good.
    Always prefer to buy central air airconditioners from Zamil Ac India.

    • I have just purchased a LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Split AC Model – LSA5AU5A. Copper Coil. Total cost is around 36K . Room Size is 120 Sq.Ft. Is that a good buy?? Thanks for your reply.

  34. I brought LG ac. its too bad, making too much noise. We cant sleep in that noise. Company is not taking action on same.

  35. Hi,
    I am planning to buy AC with 1.5 ton 3 or 5 star rating, Please suggest me a best brand with good service support. My budget is 34k

  36. Guys, dont do much research after reading this.
    The ONLY company manufactures ONLY AC’s since more than 90years is DAIKIN.
    Just go to shop ask for daikin, most trustable brand, runs years……just fix it..forget it…
    Other brands attract u with attractive digital phone operation, looks….colors….slim…..etc etc…
    These are only till u buy AC, later they may give problems.
    Later after few days a time comes when u think, just AC to work effectively, but not looks, colors, digital display….
    DAIKIN most models dont have any display,rather have a small light indicator…but heavy from inside….
    They prepare their own gas, compressor, other brands shud rely on third parties for such things..
    I am using it…
    Believe me…

  37. we using Samsung which always gives trouble yearly once… in my parent house they using carrier for 5+ yrs no fault till date…. using O general for past 2yrs which is too gud compared to carrier

    • We required two A.C. for our residence, our room size 16/14 and 13/13, please suggest brand type and cost maintenance Dealer. we are belong from DEOLI Rajasthan,

  38. hi i want to buy a ac please suggest me which one is best brand and less power consumption and life of product.please help me out my bed room size 10*12

  39. please suggest which AC is better ?.?.
    1) Sharp Inverter type : 1.5 Ton
    2) Mitsubishi Heavy industry : 1.5 Ton : 5-star
    3) Mitsubishi Electric. : 1.5 Ton : 5-star……??..?..

  40. i wanted to change my ac in my operation theater i had lg window ac now planning to convert it to split ac so which will be good i just want proper cooling system planned to buy bluestar inverter model is the right choice


  42. Just go with O general..the product is costly but the brand and the product is known worldwide for its


  44. sir my toshiba 2 ton inverter split ac indoor unit is damaged and company is unable to supply it .pls suggest me other company whose inner unit matches my 2 ton inverter outer unit .

  45. I planned of buying an sharp inverter ac cost of 45k is it worth, the advance same type of samsung ac is 43k, which one i can buy

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