Summers are back and you are likely planning to buy an AC to keep your home or office space cool. Now, if you’re confused by the huge number of brands with different types, features, and specifications, this is a guide is for you.
We understand that each of us has our budget constraints and specific requirements. This list covers different air conditioners with energy efficiency ratings ranging between 3 to 5 stars and capacity up to 1.5-ton.
But, there are several things to consider before buying a new Air conditioner. Let’s go through them first to make an educated decision. Shall we?
Things to consider when buying an AC (Air Conditioner):
The size of your house and room affects the AC power. As you can see in the image, the larger the size of the room, larger should be the cooling capacity of your AC. Apart from this, how much polluted the city you live in is, becomes an important criterion too.
2. Inverter Ac vs non-inverter AC
The most important thing in today’s time is that you decide whether you want a non-inverter AC or inverter AC. The inverter AC changes the fan speed and compressor capacity according to the temperature, which substantially saves power. Moreover, the motor also works art low power and with less operational noise. So, these are better than the non-inverter one when it comes to being eco-friendly, power-efficient and lasting longer.
3. Power Rating
Power rating is from BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) and denotes what power saving slab your AC belongs to. The higher the rating, the more power efficient your AC is. For instance, a 5 Star Ac will be more power efficient than a 3 Star AC and thus will result in a lower electricity bill. Contrary to a few popular myths, the rating is not an indicator of cooling capability of your AC..
4. Coolant Type
Here are the 4 different gases used in ACs:
- Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC): It was the initial coolant used in AC which is also known as R12. This coolant causes damage to the ozone layer due to the lead in its composition.
- Hydrochlorofluorocarbons – (HCFC): Conscious of the environment, CFCs / R12 has been replaced with HCFCs, which is being used in today’s name as R22. Though the damage to ozone is relatively less, they would cease to be used in the future. (Indian Government plans to phase it out by the year 2030)
- Hydrofluorocarbons – (HFC): Then came the HFCs and these three types of coolants: R410A, R32, and R134. These do not deplete ozone. However, they could contribute to Global Warming.
- Hydrocarbons – (HC): HC is available as the only coolant to reach the lowest damage to the environment in the present time. In ACs, the coolants used are R290 and R600A. Due to eco-friendly nature, they are also called green coolant.
5. Other features
Apart from this, you could also look for the following nifty features:
- Cool mode
- fan mode
- Energy power saver mode
- Quick Cool Mode
- sleep mode
- 6th Sense Cooling
Now, that’s enough knowledge to get you started. Let’s proceed to the list of best available options.
Best 1.5 Ton Air Conditioners in India Under Rs 30,000
We have listed down the best ACs in India up to the size of 1.5 tons available under 30K. By now, you would have decided the features you want in your new AC based on the aforementioned guidance. Now you can pick one based on your budget.
1. Hitachi Split Inverter AC (1 ton 4 star)
Hitachi is a reputed Japanese brand and this one is a split inverter with a size of 1 ton. So, it would be great for small rooms (up to 90 sq ft). The highlight and the reason for its top position is the 4-star energy efficiency rating. This means you save more with this one and as for the power consumption, it’s around 1020W.
2. Voltas Split Inverter AC (1 ton 3 star)
Voltas is a popular AC brand name from the TATA group. This 1 ton 3-star AC features 2 stage filtration, steady cool compressor, sleep mode, high ambient cooling, and super silent operation. At full-load it consumes a power of about 1160W.
3.Whirlpool Split Inverter AC (1.5 ton 3 star)
Whirlpool is a brand that has a wide product range in the electronics category. This AC sports a split mechanism with inverter compressor. It has a capacity of 1.5 ton, which would be suitable for medium-sized rooms (111 to 150 sq ft). It features 3-star energy Rating and an Annual Energy Consumption of 1077.16 units. Some other cool traits would be that it cooling capability at a high temperature of 55 Deg Celsius, support for 3 air vents, power saver technology, smart inverter technology, and 12m air throw.
4. MarQ by Flipkart Split Inverter AC (1.5 ton 3 star)
Since MarQ is owned by Flipkart, the brand is able to offer at low prices due to the lack of middlemen and better manage inventory. This one is a 1.5 ton AC with a 3-star energy efficiency rating. MarQ also offers a sleep mode which auto-adjusts the temperature ensuring a comfortable sleep for you. There is an auto-restart feature too.
5. Whirlpool Split Inverter AC ( 1 ton 3-star)
Once again, Whirlpool enters the list with one another Split Inverter AC. This time it comes with 1-ton capacity and 3-star energy efficiency rating. Yet again, it flaunts the features such as dust filter, dehumidifier and touts on its intelligent inverter and cooling technology.
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(Note: Some brands are featured more than once in the list simply because their multiple variants fits well in different price slabs)
6. Whirlpool Split Fixed Speed AC (1.5 ton 3-star)
Clearly, Whirlpool caters to more price brackets with feature-packed ACs. This time we have a 1.5-ton 3-star split Fixed Speed AC. It would be suitable for medium-sized rooms (110-150 sq ft) and the power consumption would be around 1460 W.
7. Voltas Split Fixed Speed AC (1 ton 3 star)
This 1 ton Split Fixed Speed (non-inverter) AC causes low noise and is best suited for small rooms. If you have got a budget constraint and doesn’t bother for the Inverter technology, this one is a good pick and is a best seller online. It has 3-star energy-efficiency label and consumes 782.62 units. It comes with special features like Anti-bacterial Filter, Dust Filter, and Dehumidifier. R-22 is used as the refrigerant.
8. Godrej Window
Each of our requirements differs and if you want a window AC, we are including the same for you. But then, we have picked the best of the lot. This Godrej Window AC comes with a 5-star energy efficiency rating and 1.5-ton capacity. Weel it would be ideal for a room size of 131 – 150 sq.ft.
9. Voltas Window AC (1.5 ton 3 star)
Next up, we have Voltas Window AC. This one is also a 1.5-ton 3 star AC with features such as the High Ambient Cooling and the Fresh Air Ventilation.
10. Bluestar Window AC (1.1 ton 5 star)
Last but not least, we have a window AC from Bluestar, yet another reputed brand. This comes with 1.1 tons (Suitable for small sized rooms < = 110 sq ft) and 5 stars ( power consumption of 878.61 units). Refrigerant Gas used is R-22.
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Best 1.5 Ton Air Conditioners in India Under Rs 30,000 in 2019
We have tried to mix the list with different products that would cater to the different needs of people. So, which one are you going to buy? We would love to know your choice. Also, if any of the Air Conditioner names have been missed out, let us know.