Doing any project on AC is really difficult. We had to spend more time in visiting AC showrooms and interviewing sales executive about customer interest and query about AC brands, popular budget segment, rating and capacity. This is the first project on AC and one more will follow soon.
Hitachi RAU312HVDOB 1 Ton Split AC
Summer has already knocked the doors and the heat is becoming unbearable day by day. Indian sub-continent is known for boiling environment and without an AC in your room; nothing can save you in the peak time of summer. Many might be looking for an affordable yet powerful Air Conditioner for their home.
Japanese brand Hitachi has a good reputation in the AC business and its RAU312HVDOB 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC also comes at an attractive price of 28,990 INR. This Split AC is loaded with all the features and functionality, which will make your life at home as convenient as ever.
Capacity of 1 Ton seems less, but for a small room like your bed room it is enough. Rotary compressor and low pull down feature enable this is to cool down your room within few seconds. A defrost sensor inside the AC unit avoids formation of frost ultimately giving longer cooling sessions. The fan speed can be set to any of the five speed settings for more efficient cooling.
Looks matter a lot especially when you are buying a split AC. Flat front with curved edges merging into golden strips make this AC pretty attractive. The sleek design and 10 KG weight of the indoor unit will make this AC stand in the crowd for sure.
One of the main concerns of a common man buying an AC is the energy consumption. This Hitachi AC consumes only 1070 Watts of power, which is equivalent to the power consumption of your iron. If you are not satisfied yet, then its 3 star rating will certainly make you assured. Moreover, a power saver mode gives this AC the power to control fan speed and cooling level in the most efficient way.
Safety and Durability
Although this AC features a dust Filter, but the lack of anti-bacteria filter may force you to move away from it. Air Conditioners have tendency to spread a lot of microorganisms and if a filter lacks the safety measures, then it’s time to think again before a purchase.
However, this machine is no less than any other AC in terms of durability. The Aluminum fins come pre-coated to prevent rust formation. The rotary compressor is reliable for better performance.
This Hitachi AC comes with a wireless LCD remote that allows a user to control all the settings. Power outage will not let you waste your night because of the Auto Restart feature of this AC. Silent mode ensures that your sleep does not get disturbed no matter what.
The AC also comes with a Dry Mode feature that removes excess moisture from the room making your environment more convenient.
This AC is exclusively available on Flipkart.com and their installation facility is not free. You will be charged for standard installation. However, the installation will be done after the AC gets delivered to you.
- Energy efficient
- Cool and sturdy design
- Good for small rooms
- Five fan speed settings
- Comes with special features like Power Saver Mode, Dry Mode and Silent Mode
- Wireless LCD remote
- No anti-bacterial filter
LG LSA5NP3A1 1.5 Tons Split AC
We all welcome and care our guests in the halls as it is the most suitable place to do so. However, a normal 1 ton AC falls less powerful to provide enough cooling. But the main is a problem which 1.5 ton AC should you buy that meets your requirement without loading extra burden on your electricity bill. Truly speaking there is no technology to make a 1.5 ton AC consume less or equivalent power of a 1 ton AC.
The best you can do is to buy an AC, which is most efficient in its category. For 27990 INR, the LG LSA5NP3A1 1.5 Tons 3 Star Split AC seems to be a nice deal. But a closer look at this machine is necessary before you make your mind.
Cooling capacity of 5175 Watts that precisely converts to 1.5 Tons (as we already know it) make this AC enough powerful for all types of rooms normally found in a house. A rotary gas compressor provides fast cooling and some reliability to the AC unit. Speed setting allows the user to control fan speed according to the need. Features like Auto Air Swing and Two Way Air Flow ensures consistent cool all over the room.
A classical look with small curves everywhere make up all of the ergonomics of this AC. However, you do get a display panel on the bottom right side. A depression extending from left to right under the LG branding gives the whole unit a modern look.
An AC that consumes 1615 Watts of power cannot be said energy efficient, but that should not matter as it is a 1.5 ton machine. LG is eligible for some of our appreciation as its techniques have made this AC to fall in 3 star rating category. For the people who are really worried about their electricity bill, LG has put an E-Saver Mode on this AC that works exceptionally.
Safety and Durability
The LG Split AC comes with a dust and an anti-bacterial filter to save you from airborne diseases. Its Auto Clean mechanism has the capability to effectively clean all the passages restricting smallest of dust to stay in the path of Air Flow.
The AC comes with a wireless remote that glows its keypad in the dark. Extra features like Sweat Dreamz Mode, Chaos Mode, Monsoon Comfort technology and Himalayan Cool technology provide a great level relief to the user. The AC unit produces much less noise compared to its competitors.
You wouldn’t have to switch on the AC each time when you suffer power outage because of its Automatic operation feature.
The installation is not free of charge, however, the amount depends on where you make a purchase. As for Flipkart.com, you will have to spend 1000-1500 INR excluding the charge of extra wire and pipe.
- 13 KG weight of indoor unit
- Auto Air Swing and Two Way Air Flow
- Remote with glow buttons
- Dust and Anti-bacterial filter
- E-Saver Mode
- Automatic operation
- Outdoor unit weighs 38KG
Blue Star 3HW12JB1 1 Ton Split AC
You might have seen BlueStar Air Conditioners in most of the offices and commercial places. The reason behind that is the quality that this brand provides at a great price. The Blue Star 3HW12JB1 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC is available on Flipkart.com for 26,990 INR. This AC is better suited for people looking for a cooling solution for small rooms.
You might not find anything much interesting here because of the fact that this AC has a cooling capacity of only 3375 Watts. However, you do get option to set the fan speed to any of the pre available settings. Users can also adjust the air flow at their convenience. The R-22 refrigerant that this AC uses has been questioned by various environmental agencies, but we cannot do anything about that unless we find any alternative.
Blue Star always surprises people with the unique design of its products. It is really hard to put the look of this AC into any category. You cannot say this design is great or bad, a kind of a mixed feeling is what you get when you first look at it. But the white color does give it a premium feel.
The Blue Star 3HW12JB1 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC consumes only 1085 Watts of power so you will save good money on your electricity bill. You might feel a little disappointed with absence of any special eco mode which could have increased your power savings even further. So until Blue Star recognizes its mistake, you will have to settle with a 3 Star rating only.
Safety and Durability
Safety standards are the best front of this Blue Star AC. The first feature to be mentioned here would be its Activated Carbon filter that removes odor and also stops harmful gases from reaching you. For killing bacteria BlueStar has placed a Silver Ion filter inside this AC. You won’t have to clean the inside much frequently, thank to the presence of a dust filter.
Another attractive feature of this machine is its self-diagnosis function that allows a user to get to the root of problem.
Different operation modes at your fingertips will make your night awesome. Its Auto Restart feature is really exceptional that remembers the setting at which the AC was running last time. The timer feature is no less that works for both powering on and off this AC.
Although the remote has a LCD (backlit) display on it but the not-glowing buttons really create a lot of problem especially in the dark.
As with any other AC, you will have to pay for the installation. The good thing is that Blue Star itself sends installation guys at your place.
- Power efficient
- Cools the room pretty fast
- Activated Carbon filter, Silver Ion filter and Dust filter
- LCD backlit display on the remote
- Convenient features like smart Auto Restart, sleep mode and timer
- The remote buttons don’t glow in the dark
- No Eco mode
LG LSA5PW3A 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC
There are people who want Air Conditioners for their big rooms, but hesitate to buy one because of the high power consumption of a 1.5 Ton AC. However, the LG LSA5PW3A 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC has a different USP here. It is one of the few high capacity split ACs which consume comparatively less power. The price of this AC as listed on Flipkart.com is 28190 INR.
This AC comes with LG’s Himalaya Cool technology that cools the room faster without affecting power consumption. The AC has a cooling capacity of 4600 Watts that means you will have no problem even if there is fire raining outside. You can also control the speed of the fan and temperature of the AC according to your convenience.
The LG 3 Star Split AC features a slim design, but the build quality does not look that great from a distance. Curves on the front make this AC feel cheaper. But the indoor unit is much lighter than other ACs in this segment as it weighs only 10KG.
This AC definitely has an edge here. It consumes only 1460 Watts of power even when it is a 1.5 ton AC. It comes with a smart E-Saver mode that uses the Body Adaptation Time Algorithm to control the temperature in the most power efficient way. Different fan speed can also be used to lower your electricity bill.
Safety and Durability
The Auto Clean feature of this AC avoids the formation of bacteria in the wet heat exchanger. However, if harmful bacteria do get formed, then the Anti-Bacteria filter stops them from spreading to your room. A dust filter removes all the heavy suspended particles from the air making it clean enough to comfortably breathe in. LG is providing 1 year of warranty on the AC and 4 years of warranty on the compressor.
The Monsoon Comfort technology of this AC smartly controls the temperature and humidification to give you the best comfort in the monsoon season. LCD display on the remote helps the user to control the settings. This remote also comes with glow buttons to allow usability in the dark. Other features like on/off timer, Sweat Dreamz Mode, Sleep Mode and Auto Restart Function enhance your experience.
AC installation is not an easy task that anyone can do. You will have to wait for the installation guys to come after the delivery is made. You will be charged extra for the installation of this AC.
- Himalaya Cool and Monsoon Comfort technology for better user experience
- Comes with an E-Saver mode that smartly controls the temperature in a power efficient way
- Dust and Anti-bacterial filter
- Consumes only 1460 Watts of power
- Remote comes with LCD display and glow buttons
- Convenient features like Sweat Dreamz Mode, Sleep Mode and Auto Restart function
- Low noise production level
You will not find this AC much attractive in looks
Voltas 183 CY 1.5 Ton Split AC
Your research might get flawed if you fail to look up all the popular products in the AC market. Voltas is a brand that everyone thinks about, at least for once. Its 183 CY 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC that comes at the price of 27490 INR is one of few energy saving Air Conditioners in 1.5 Ton category.
However, Volta products for long have been criticized of their poor quality. Also, when it comes to customer service within warranty, they have not got great ratings from the customers themselves.
Do not underestimate this product because of the bad service that the brand provides. This AC with its high EER rotary compressor can cool any room in your house before you know it. As it is a 1.5 ton AC, you won’t have to think about the size of your room before installing it. The rated cooling capacity of a 4900 Watts ensures enough power to make you feel chilling on the hottest day of the summer.
Voltas ACs does not impress anyone because of their less appealing design and this AC is no different. Although you get a big LCD display at the front, but looks like it was forced to get fitted there. However, the finish that this AC wears is clean and gives relief to the eyes.
The Voltas Split AC consumes less power when compared to other ACs in its range. The credit here goes to the power smart rotary compressor because of which the whole AC consumes only 1555 Watts of energy. It considerably lacks the power saving modes that nowadays come with most of the ACs.
Safety and Durability
This AC only features a dust filter to keep the air clean of big suspended particles. Absence of anti-bacterial filter is certainly a concern here. The golden aluminum fin seems strong to last for years. The AC also comes with a self-diagnosis feature that allows a user to locate the exact pin point of problem, if any.
The LCD backlit remote with glow buttons ensure better usability in dark. When put in sleep mode, this AC provides the best possible cool environment so that you feel stress free. The auto restart feature makes your room cool again in case of a power outage. If you are a power saver guy, then the timer function will prove to be helpful in controlling your electricity bill.
This AC will be installed by the trained professionals that will be sent to your house once the delivery is made. But whether these professionals will be sent by Voltas or not depends on where you buy it. Not to mention here that you will be charged extra for the installation.
- Consumes only 1555 Watts of power
- Dust filter
- LCD display both on the AC unit and the remote
- Auto restart feature
- Good for large rooms
- Makes less noise
- The design is not attractive
- Lack of anti-bacterial filter