During the offset of the great Indian summer the AC market in India shoots up sharply.A lot of new and trusted brands are already in the race to capture the air conditioner market in India.But the truth is that the most of customers dont know how to chose a good ac and also the various technical feature to look for in a good AC.There are a lot of confusing terms like star ratings,capacity in tons etc.In this post we will help you through these terms and will compile a list of top five air conditioner in our market.
Types of AC
There are mainly two types of ac
1 Window AC
In window ac the whole compressor and motor was installed in a common base.They are different in looks and size than the split AC.
2 Split AC
Split AC’s are much more common for house holds now a days.They have two units one indoor unit with fan and swing and one out door unit with compressor and narrow pipes connecting the both.For the purpose of our post most of the ac we chose in top five are split AC’s.
Now what re the different technical specifications to look for while choosing an AC.
1 Power Rating
All the electronic and electrical appliances are now classified based on the star rating system.They are classified as 1 star to 5 star.Basically higher the star rating then higher will be the efficiency of the unit.That means a 5 star rated ac will draw only a minimal power and hence will reduce your energy consumption.Also the price will be higher for higher star ratings. always prefer buying 5 star rated ones if the budget allows.Else at least choose a 3 star one.
2 Cooling capacity
The cooling capacity of the ac is generally expressed in tons.It actually shows how much heat the given air conditioner can remove in an hour from the room.That is a 1 ton ac can remove about 12000 BTU of heat per hour.here the BTU stands for British Thermal Unit which denotes a measure of heat.So higher the capacity in tons the greater the ac will remove the heat.Note that for big rooms use a high capacity ac while for normal and small rooms use smaller capacity ones.
Now according to the user experience and our own rating we have compiled a list of top five air conditioners in Indian market.This will help you to chose the right air conditioner for your home.Also if you prefer a low budget and still wants to get rid of hot summer fumes,then we suggest you to read our guide to top five air coolers in India guide.Let us look into the list .
1 Voltas 185 EY (R) Executive R Split AC (1.5 Ton, 5 Star Rating, Wine Red)
Voltas was the pioneer Indian brand in the field of air conditioners.They offer high quality products which works really well.This was rated as our number one brand for air conditioners.This particular model was launched recently and had maximum performance with unmatched efficiency.It was rated five star so gives greater energy savings.Also the 1.5 ton capacity will be able to cool a medium to large room very quickly.There are also less priced 1 ton ac by voltas which was also good.The drawback is that they are often priced a little high but they make up for it with the support and quality.Also the product has a one year overall warranty and a five year warranty on the compressor.Another good feature about this ac was it is silent and stylish and offers very fast cooling.
2. Kenstar KSM55.WN1 Split AC (1.5 Ton, 5 Star Rating, White)
One of the most selling air conditioner now was this model from Kenstar. Kenstar was also a renowned brand for ac and they offer them at very affordable rates.This ac was 1.5 ton and had similar to the voltas one with 5 star ratings.But the exciting fact is that they offer it at a very cheap price than the voltas. So if you are on low budget and was looking for a premium capacity ac then this will be your go to one.They offers a free installation via their customer support which is also awesome .It also got all the premium features like anti bacterial filter and auto clean technology etc.Also another great feature i like more was the dehumidifier which works with out changing the rooms temperature.Overall we rate this one as our top two.
3 Hyundai HSP33.GO1-QGE Split AC (1 Ton, 3 Star Rating, White)
Obviously by capacity wise this one is not up to the mark with the top two but the thing is that this was one of the most economical ac and was one of the popular ones out there.The price was so cheap and it also offers decent cooling.The rating is 3 star which is good if you don’t have fancy budgets.Also the capacity was 1 ton but it cools a medium sized room just fine.It got anti bacterial filter which traps and kills bacteria and also an active carbon filter than purifies the air.Also got some helpful features like auto sleep,turbo swing and dehumidification which was offered by high end air conditioners.
4 LG LSA5NP3A1 L-Nova Plus Split AC (1.5 Ton, 3 Star Rating, White)
LG is a trusted Indian brand and have a wide variety of appliances which satisfies many customer needs.LG AC was also a good quality brand.This ac mentioned above features a 1.5 Ton AC with 3 star rating.Also they have introduced a special feature named Himalayan cooling effect which claims to have faster cooling time.The product comes with 2 year warranty Another added fact is that the design is very pleasant and stylish.Its auto clean feature was also good which avoid mold forming in the heat exchanger.
5 Blue Star 5HW12SA1 Split AC (1 Ton, 5 Star Rating, White)
You may be wondering why a top AC brand like Blue star was listed at the bottom. Sincerely i want to list this one as my top 1 but the price range of blue star is a bit high .But if you are willing to invest in a good air conditioner then blue star is the way to go.It offers excellent cooling than other brands also it was a pioneer in the air conditioner field internationally. So dont doubt about the quality just go for it.This specific AC was very stylish and have 5 star rating which offers great energy savings.Also this is a 1.5 ton ac which is suitable for large rooms.Other features are Anti-bacterial filter, catechin filter, active carbon filter and dust filter and also had a 5 year warranty for the compressor and 1 year for the product.