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Split Air Conditioners Buyer Guide

As summers coming in most part of our country, it's important to keep an eye on top models available from leading brands of country for your buying decision.

Many suppliers offered hefty discounts during off season and it makes sense to buy the top AC Split models at best prices before the on set of summers as buying during peak season can be much expensive than buying during off season.

In this post we help our viewers to look at models from top brands available across country to buy and get installed before start of summers season.


Top Split AC Brands with good after sales services with ranks as below:

1. Blue Star
2. LG
3. Voltas
4. Career
5. Hitachi
6. Daikin

Hence any Split AC buyer must look to buy AC with in above mentioned brands only.

 

Next Comes which model to buy for specific brand.

 

Here comes list of Air Conditioner's with features that can be considered for buying:

Brand: Blue Star

1. Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Alloy, 5CNHW18QATX/IC518QATX, White)

P series (Cool Only): the p series inverter air conditioner with its 5 star performance ensures superior cooling with maximum energy constraint even in extreme weather conditions.

 

I feel: Blue Star's ifeel technology is designed to ensure the desired comfort 'around you and your family'. You will typically find a mix of both hot and cold air in any air-conditioned room. These pockets of air with fluctuating temperatures are what cause discomfort or uneven cooling during peak summers.

 

Simply put, when you run a traditional air conditioner, the device cools the immediate vicinity around it. Traditional air conditioners are fitted with a single sensor on the unit that registers the temperature up to a restricted area, leaving you devoid of cooling comfort if you're in a large room. Ifeel technology features advanced & inbuilt sensors in the remote controller, that ensure the air conditioner senses and detects the temperature around the user.

 

This adjusts and features the actual desired or preset temperature around the user and can be activated by the push of a button. Bldc motor: brush less dc motors (BLDC) are the prime choice for most applications, especially in motor control technology.

 

Unlike the conventional motor, these operate on an electronic commutation arrangement, thereby extending reliability while exhibiting reduced operative noise even at high rotational speeds. Advantages of bldc motor:increased efficiency, quieter operation, enhanced durability. Active carbon filter: the active carbon filter Absorbs and eliminates unpleasant odors so you enjoy fresh and clean air to breathe. Anti-bacterial filter the anti-bacterial filter uses bio bactericide which sterilizes the air passing through it, minimizing the bacteria present while also limiting their metabolism and growth. Vitamin c filter vitamin c is a natural anti-oxidant that interacts with radicals. When used in a filter it helps eliminate such radicals which may cause harmful effects.

Specifications:

  • ​Brand    Blue Star

  • Model 5CNHW18QATX

  • Capacity    1.50 tons

  • Installation Type    Split

  • Colour    Blue

Price: Under Rs 45000

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

LG KS-Q18YNZA 5 star rated split air conditioner with auto clean thats prevent bacteria or mold from breeding and eliminate potential odors from your ac. Other features include - micro dust protection filter, dual inverter compressor, gold fin condenser, ocean black protection and many more.

Specifications:​​

  • Model    KS-Q18YNZA

  • Energy Efficiency    5 Star Rating

  • Capacity    1.5 tons

  • Installation Type    Split

  • Special Features    Inverter, dust_filter, air_purifier, dehumidifier

  • Colour    White

  • Control Console    Remote Control

  • Voltage    230 Volts

  • Material    Plastic

  • Included Components    1 Indoor Unit, 1 Outdoor Unit, 1 Installation Plate,1 Installation Tape, 1 Remote, 1 Manuals, 1 Warranty Card, 2 Batteries, Inter connecting wire 1

  • Batteries Included    Yes

  • Batteries Required    Yes

  • Battery Cell Type    Lead Calcium

Price: Under Rs 40000

3. Voltas 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, SAC_185V_JZJ, White)

The latest features and technology make this Voltas 1.5 Ton 5 Star 185V JZJ Split AC a lovely addition to your living space. The air conditioner is an ideal option for your home cooling needs. Beat the temperatures outside and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in your room as the Air Conditioner with its efficient cooling system and even more efficient power consumption level ensures that you enjoy the best results.

Specifications:

  • Model    SAC_185V_JZJ

  • Energy Efficiency    5 Star Rating

  • Capacity    1.5 tons

  • Installation Type    Split

  • Special Features    Inverter, antibacterial_coating, dust_filter, air_purifier

  • Colour    White

  • Control Console    Remote Control

  • Voltage    230 Volts

  • Included Components    Main Unit, Remote Control ,Warranty Card, User Manual

Price: Under Rs 40000

4. Carrier 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, ESKO NEO HYBRIDJET INV R32,CAI18EK5R39F0, White)

Carrier 18k 5 star ESKO neo inverter r32 split AC (i015) comes with stabilizer free operation(even at 48 degree Celsius), high ambient working(52 degree Celsius)louver position memory, refrigerant leakage detector, IDU temp display-hidden, my mode (favourite mode),electrostatic dust filter, pm 2.5 micron filter, air cleaner (composite air freshing mesh).

Specifications:

  • Model    ESKO NEO HYBRIDJET INV R32,CAI18EK5R39F0

  • Energy Efficiency    5 Star Rating

  • Capacity    1.5 tons

  • Noise Level    44 dB

  • Installation Type    Split

  • Part Number    ESKO NEO HYBRIDJET INV R32,CAI18EK5R39F0

  • Special Features    Inverter, dust_filter, air_purifier, dehumidifier

  • Colour    White

  • Control Console    Remote Control

  • Voltage    230 Volts

  • Material    Plastic

  • Included Components    1 Indoor Unit, 1 Outdoor Unit, 1 kit, 1 Remote, 2 Battery and 1 Manual

Price: Under Rs 45000

5. Hitachi 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, RSOG518HCEA, Gold)

This Hitachi 5 Star AC is of 1.5TR Capacity and perfect foe cooling room size of 150-180 Sq.Ft. The Compressor is of inverter technology.

Specifications:

  • ​Model    RSOG518HCEA

  • Energy Efficiency    5 Star Rating

  • Energy Consumption    1449 Kilowatt Hours

  • Capacity    1.5 tons

  • Noise Level    31 dB

  • Installation Type    Split

  • Part Number    RSOG518HCEA

  • Special Features    Inverter, antibacterial_coating, dust_filter, air_purifier, dehumidifier

  • Colour    Gold

  • Control Console    Remote Control

  • Voltage    230 Volts

  • Wattage    5275 Watts

  • Material    Plastic

  • Included Components    1 Indoor Unit, 1 Outdoor Unit, Inter Connecting Pipe, 1 Remote, 1 Manuals, 1 Warranty Card

  • Batteries Included    Yes

  • Batteries Required    Yes

  • Battery Cell Type    Zinc Carbon

Price: Under Rs 45000

6. Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, FTKG50TV, White)

Coanda Airflow: Coanda airflow operation gives you the best air-conditioning experience. The powerful air draft does not fall on your head directly, but it is steered upward letting air circulate into the corners of the room creating a comfortable ambience.

 

Power Chill Operation: During extreme heat conditions when rooms require quick cooling, power chill ensures room temperature drops rapidly for immediate comfort.

 

Econo Mode: This function enables efficient operation by limiting the maximum power consumption. It is useful when using the air-conditioner and other electrical devices simultaneously on a shared electrical circuit.

 

Indoor Unit Quiet Operation: This feature ensures low noise level resulting in sound sleep. It optimizes the speed of the airflow according to low noise level to give you uninterrupted comfort.

 

Stabilizer Inside: This machine is equipped with Stabilizer inside which removes its dependency from external stabilizer. This is different from stabilizer free operation as it regulates voltage too.

 

Neo Swing Technology: Thanks to its smooth rotation, the neo swing compressor decreases friction and vibration.

It also prevents leakage of refrigerant gas during compression. These advantages provide quiet and efficient operation.

 

R32-Befriending the environment: R32 (Green Refrigerant) has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and Modified Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 472, compared to R410A’s Modified GWP of 2,027. Also R32 is a single component refrigerant, which makes it easy to recycle. It is because of these reasons that R32 offers the lowest total emissions and best overall life cycle climate performance.

Specifications:

  • ​Model    FTKG50TV

  • Energy Efficiency    5 Star Rating

  • Capacity    1.5 tons

  • Annual Energy Consumption    824 Kilowatt Hours

  • Installation Type    Split

  • Part Number    DAIKIN

  • Special Features    Inverter, antibacterial_coating, dust_filter

  • Colour    White

  • Control Console    Remote Control

  • Voltage    230 Volts

  • Material    Plastic

  • Included Components    1 Indoor Unit, 1 Outdoor Unit, Inter Connecting Pipe, 1 Remote, 3 Manuals, 1 Warranty Card
     

Price: Under Rs 42000

Best Air Conditioner – Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which AC brand is the best?
 

There are innumerable AC brands available on the market. It is a tough task to choose the best among them. This guide will give you an idea of the aspects you have to look into while buying AC units. Energy efficiency is one. Environmental friendliness is another. You have to look at the cost factor as well.

 

Considering all the three major aspects, it is always better to go for inverter AC units. You have various companies that are specialists in the manufacture of AC equipment. The first names that come to mind are Carrier, Blue Star, Daikin, etc.

Secondly, you have companies that manufacture various electronic appliances other than AC units. The most prominent among them are Hitachi, Mitsubishi, LG, Voltas, etc. You have the local India brands like Onida and Godrej that manufacture ACs to suit Indian conditions. All these brands are reputed brands. You can go for the one that offers the maximum benefits at the minimum cost.

 

2. Which AC brand provides the best service?
 

It is better to check out beforehand as to whether the AC manufacturing company has provisions for servicing your AC in your city. Transporting it to another city is not a feasible job.

Usually, the reputed manufacturers like Carrier and Daikin have arrangements with local service centres. The Indian make AC units do not face this problem. It is better to read customer reviews before going for the right AC brand. The reputed AC brands mentioned above have such facilities. Nevertheless, check it out before you invest in the particular brand.

 

3. Is it safe to buy AC online?
 

Yes, it is. You have reputed websites like Amazon where you can order the best AC units at great discounted rates. There is absolutely no harm in buying AC units online, especially from the reputed eCommerce platforms.

 

4. is it OK to opt for AC with aluminium condenser?
 

The most common metals used for manufacturing condenser tubes are copper and aluminium. Both these metals have their advantages and disadvantages.

Copper has a high heat transfer coefficient as compared to aluminium. At the same time, aluminium is extremely malleable and comparatively inexpensive. But, they require higher maintenance. Therefore, you can opt for AC with aluminium condensers though copper is the preferred choice all over the world. Aluminium condensers are not bad either.

 

5. What is Blue Fin / Gold Fin technology?
 

Corrosion is the biggest enemy of these air conditioning units. Over a period, the condenser tubes suffer from corrosion thereby requiring replacement and repairs.

To overcome this problem, manufacturers use Blue Fin or Gold Fin technology whereby they paint the condenser tubes with special anti-corrosive paint. This improves the life of the AC unit. The only difference between Blue Fin and Gold Fin technology is that Gold Fin technology does not rust easily thereby increasing the life expectancy of the AC. However, this technology is expensive as compared to Blue Fin.

Both these technologies have their merits and demerits. It is up to the consumer to make the choice after considering all aspects.

 

6. Is stabilizer required for the Air conditioner?
 

Every AC has a voltage operating limit. You will find this range printed on the AC label. Check out if the area you live in has voltage fluctuations beyond these limits. In case, it is so, you should invest in a stabilizer for your AC to protect it from voltage fluctuations.

It is better to be safe than to be sorry. A stabilizer will not cost much when compared to your AC. Install one and do not worry about voltage fluctuations.

 

7. Which condenser is better for coastal areas?
 

Corrosion is the main problem that condensers face. Copper is an excellent metal for manufacturing condenser coils. But, copper is also unique for being the only metal to fall prey to formicary corrosion.

This type of corrosion requires the presence of oxygen, water, copper, and an organic acid. The worst part of this corrosion is that it is invisible to the naked eye. You find this type of corrosion in coastal areas where there is a lot of humidity in the environment.

 

Usually, you see AC units having copper coils and aluminium fins. Such units suffer from galvanic corrosion. Hence, it is better to have a single metal for the condenser tubes as well as the fins. The microchannel condenser coils are the best for use in coastal regions. Samsung uses this technology in the manufacture of condenser coils.

 

The major AC manufacturers use Blue Fin and Gold Fin technology for coating the condenser coils.

8. What is Air Purifier, dust, bacterial filters in AC?


Indoor air has a lot of dust. This dust and bacteria can cause respiratory problems. In the normal circumstances when you do not use the AC, you keep the doors and windows of the room open.

 

This ensures circulation of the air. But, when you operate the AC, you have to close the windows and doors. This entails that you inhale the same air. The AC units have dust and bacterial filters that trap these ingredients from recirculation.

 

The modern-day AC units come with air purifiers as well. This ensures that you have pure and clean air to breathe. You will understand the amount of dust in the air when you remove these filters from the AC for cleaning. Imagine the amount of dust you inhale in the normal course.

 

9. What is a dehumidifier?
 

In the normal course, the air contains a lot of humidity. Running the AC in normal mode entails that you circulate the humidified air through the machine. This is why you have the dehumidifier mode in the AC.

 

This is also known as a Dry mode where the AC removes the excess humidity from the room without any significant change in the temperature. Hence, people living in areas near the coast should go for ACs with dehumidifiers. They add to the comfort value of the AC.

 

10. What is a dual inverter AC?
 

You find this Dual inverter compressor in certain brands of LC AC units. The very name suggests that you have double the efficiency that you experience in a single inverter AC. This technology ensures that the AC functions with less noise and cools faster as well. When it cools faster, it entails that the compressors function at low speeds most of the time. Hence, you save a lot in your electricity consumption.

 

11. What is Mosquito Away technology?
 

The Mosquito Away technology is present in the latest brand of LG AC units. This technology is based on ultrasonic sound to keep away mosquitoes. The AC units emit this sound that is beyond the hearing power of humans. But, it can discourage mosquitoes. LG uses this technology in their phones, washing machines, and televisions as well.