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Best AC Buying Guide India-2021: Price, Pros Cons

Best AC Buying Guide India-2021: Price, Pros Cons

Best AC Buying Guide In India 2021: Price, Pros-Cons

The best AC in India 2021 is Mitsubishi heavy duty? With good cooling but what about its electricity consumption? What about its maintenance and warranty? If you have these questions in mind, then this article is for you. Because, in this article, we will talk about all the essential details to buy a perfect AC.
 
Hello friends, welcome to OnlyHandPicked. My name is Ashish Garg and today I will tell you about the best ACs in India in 2021. In this article, I will compare premium brands and tell you about the best AC in 2021. I will give you a shocking analysis. No one spends INR 800 on the electricity consumption of an AC. The bill is more as compared with the promises of ISEER and brands. To know the reason behind this, you have to do these two things-
1) read this article till the end without skipping.
2) read the message at the end of the article.
 

Before Starting:

Before starting this article, let us discuss some important points about AC. Let’s begin. First, let’s discuss the size of the AC. If your room is 130sqft then you must buy a 1 ton AC. If it is 130sqft-200sqft then you must go for a 1.5 ton AC. Moreover, for the room size between 200sqft-300sqft, you should buy a 2 ton AC. These figures are subject to change depending upon the sunlight and its location.

Next, let’s talk about the different types of ACs. Buy an inverter AC if your room is seal or air-tight. For 6 hours usage for 4-5 months, buy a 3-star AC. For more than 6 hours of usage for 5-6 months, buy a 5-star inverter AC. For non-sealed rooms, godowns, or shops, non-inverter AC is suitable.

Indian Season Energy Efficiency Ratio (ISEER), known as star-rating in normal words. The power consumption of an AC given right above is checked in test conditions. It is checked on test conditions by operating AC for 1600 hours or above. See this graph for correct information. I am taking a 1.5 ton AC with 5 ISEER ratings and it consumes 800 units of electricity in a year. It has a compressor motor of 1300W. With backward calculations, we can say that this AC consumes 800 units with only a 615W motor.

Its compressor’s motor works on 615W for the whole year. In simple words, at 50% capacity, the electricity bill will be 800 units per year. But did it happen in the real world? Have you ever received an INR600 electricity bill for AC? An inverter AC can save up to 25% of the electricity bill. Brand’s claim of 50-60% savings is misleading.
 
Let’s calculate again and check the electricity bill. With the same AC and 1600 hours, this AC will consume 2080 units per year on 100% capacity. After decreasing 25% savings because of inverter AC, the result is 1560 units per year. This is double the power consumption written above the ISEER rating. One thing we ignore is installation charges. Brands usually charge ₹ 1000 to 2000 as installation charges. Plus ₹ 3000 to 4000 extra for copper pipes, stands, etc.
 
Don’t fall the claims of stabilizer-free operation. You will always need an AC Stabilizer. Whether there are electricity fluctuations in your city or not. That can lead you to the cost-effectiveness of your AC by INR7000-INR8000.
 
The indoor units of an AC have 2 noise levels- lowest and highest. If the lowest noise level is above 40dB, then avoid that AC because it will bother you during the night. Lower the noise level, better the AC. Do not concentrate on fancy names of technologies.
 

I will tell you about THE TOP 4 ACs instead of THE TOP 5 ACs.

Concentrate on the Pros and Cons instead. In this article.

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Number 4 on my list is Daikin 1.5 ton 5-star AC which is actually 1.42-ton AC. This is an inverter compressor AC with a 100% copper condenser.
 
Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC
Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC

It comes with Coanda airflow. This means it gives a good airflow-swing ‘neo-swing technology’ which means a 4-way-airflow. The best part of this AC is the Econo Mode. It allows AC to work fine on low power during electricity fluctuations. So that the AC doesn’t get turn-off again and again or damaged.

The Anti-Bacterial Coating on the condenser prevents the Salt and Sediments from settling. Its SEER rating 4.7 and it consumes 824 units of electricity per year. Let’s test this claim. It has a 1650W motor. By operating it for 6 hours for 6 months it consumes 1780 units. By operating it for 8 hours for 8 months it consumes 3170 units with 100% efficiency.
 
Decreasing 25% consumption as promised by inverter AC. By operating it for 6 hours for 6 months it consumes 1335 units. And by operating it for 8 hours for 8 months it consumes 2380 units whereas it is 824 units per year as per star rating. Its lowest noise level is 35dB.
 
It has a 1-year comprehensive warranty, 1-year more warranty on the condenser, and 10 years warranty on the compressor.
Now let’s talk about the pros and cons. It is a good AC for small rooms. It is perfect for 160-170sqft. It comes with a small capacity and high power consumption. But if you are interested and have a small room.
 
Number 3 in my list of the best AC buying guide in India 2021 is Hitachi 1.5 ton 5 star AC. It is actually a 1.5 ton AC with a 5275W cooling capacity. 
 
Hitachi 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC
Hitachi 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC
It works on ‘expendable inverter technology’. It means that it can run on both less and more capacity. It has a 100% copper condenser coil. Also ‘auto filter cleaning technology’ which cleans the filter. Its filter is made of superfine mesh material.
The next 2 features are fancy names- ‘stepless compressor control’ and ‘Penta sensor’. The best thing about it is the condenser coils. These coils are made of 100% grooved copper. The condenser fins are superslit fins which will improve the lives of the condenser. Its SEER rating 4.55 and it consumes 897 units of electricity per year.
 
Let’s test this claim. By operating it for 6 hours for 6 months it consumes 1660 units. And by operating it for 8 hours for 8 months it consumes 2955 units with 100% efficiency. Now decreasing 25% consumption as promised by inverter AC. By operating it for 6 hours for 6 months it consumes 1245 units. By operating it for 8 hours for 8 months it consumes 2215 units whereas it is 897 units per year as per star rating. Its lowest noise level is 34dB.
 
It has a 2-year comprehensive warranty. A 5-year warranty on PCB, and 10 years warranty on the compressor, and this is very impressive.
 
Now let’s talk about the pros and cons. It gives good cooling with silent operation. It has an amazing warranty but there is 1 small con. The refrigerant used in the compressor is R410A and not R32, which is the second-best. But this an avoidable con, please use the link given in the description box. This air conditioner one of the best AC you can buy in India in 2021 for this summer.
 

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Number 2 in my list of the best AC buying guide in India 2021 is Carrier 1.5 ton 5 star AC. It is actually a 1.5 ton AC with a 5276W cooling capacity. 
 
Best AC Buying Guide In India 2021
Best AC Buying Guide In India 2021
It comes with ‘4-in-1 cooling modes’ which means that it can run on 4 different capacities, and this is very good. It has ‘dual filtration technology’ which means there are 2 filters. Which in turn is a guarantee for clean air. It has a 100% copper condenser with ‘aqua clear protection‘. which is a coating on the condenser to prevent it from sediment and salt.
Its best feature is ‘follow me. The proximity sensors will follow you in the room and will provide cooling.
 
Its SEER rating 4.6 and it consumes 888 units of electricity per year. Let’s test this claim. By operating it for 6 hours for 6 months it consumes 1620 units. By operating it for 8 hours for 8 months it consumes 2880 units with 100% efficiency. Now decreasing 25% consumption as promised by inverter AC. By operating it for 6 hours for 6 months it consumes 1215 units. By operating it for 8 hours for 8 months it consumes 2160 units whereas it is 888 units per year as per star rating. Its lowest noise level is 38dB.
 
It has a 1-year comprehensive warranty. 1-year extra warranty on the condenser. 2 years warranty on PCB, and 10 years warranty on compressor, and this is very impressive. It costs INR 42,000.
 
Now let’s talk about the pros and cons. It is a good AC and has a good warranty with amazing features but there is a small con. Daikin AC has the same features but fewer noise levels of 34dB. I know I am nitpicking, but this is a good AC.
The number 1 AC in my list of the best AC buying guide in India 2021 is – Blue Star 1.5 ton 5 star AC. It is actually a 1.43 ton AC but popular as a 1.5 ton AC. 
 
Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC
Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC
It comes with ‘self-clean technology’ which means that it will clean the filter is turned off mode. It has a 4D swing technology which means this ac will give you cooling in 4 Directions. with anti-corrosive blue fin technology. There is a blue color coating on the code the user which prevents it from sediment and salt. Its good feature is ‘iFeel technology’.
 
This directs the airflow towards the remote by the sensors. It comes with ‘self-diagnosis. If there will be any problem, it will show you error codes and you can get it repaired timely. It has features like ‘dehumidifier and climate control’.
 
Its SEER rating 4.66 and it consumes 836 units of electricity per year. Let’s test this claim. By operating it for 6 hours for 6 months it consumes 1460 units. By operating it for 8 hours for 8 months it consumes 2590 units with 100% efficiency. Now decreasing 25% consumption as promised by inverter AC. By operating it for 6 hours for 6 months it consumes 1095 units. By operating it for 8 hours for 8 months it consumes 1940 units whereas it is 836 units per year as per star rating. Its lowest noise level is 35dB.
 
It has a 1-year comprehensive warranty. A 1-year extra warranty on the condenser. 10 years warranty on the compressor and this is good but with a PCB warranty, it would have been amazing. It costs INR 42,500
 
Now let’s talk about the pros and cons. This AC has been released recently. There is 1 con that I want to tell- it has a smaller capacity compressor. Its cooling capacity is less. It is a good AC for a 170-175sqft room. It is amazing features and it is a fantastic AC. Today is 12th March 2021 and to this date, no models of Mitsubishi and Hitachi have been launched.
 
The models, which are available right now, are of 2018 or older than that. I will recommend not to buy them. ISEER ratings have changed and their power consumption is very high. If they were launched today, their power consumption and ranking would have been different. You must not buy old models.
 

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