2 min read
05 Jan 2021

One of the best ways to beat the summer heat is installing a split AC in your home. Thanks to innovation and advancements in the industry, this home appliance is easily available, and the only task is to identify the best split AC for your needs. Unfortunately, simply opting for the cheapest model will do you no good as it may not offer you the cooling capacity you require or the value-added features you seek. To avoid a setback of this kind and equip your home for summers, take a look at some of the top-rated models.

Top 10 split AC for you to buy

To choose the best split AC for your home, you must know the best models offered by the leading brands. Here are the details of 10 top-performing split ACs available in India.

1. Samsung AR12MC3JAMC 1 Ton Split AC

Equipped with a fast cooling mode, this Samsung AR12MC3JAMC 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC is a contender for the best split air conditioner at its price point. The R22 refrigerant used in the AC and the 3500W cooling capacity make this model fit for all-year usage.

Specifications: Samsung AR12MC3JAMC 1 Ton Split AC

Capacity

1 ton

Star rating

3-star

Cooling capacity

3500W

Refrigerant

R22

Turbo

Yes


2. Carrier 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (18K Austra Neo Plus)

The Carrier 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC is packed with features and is considered one of the best split AC models in the market. With a best-in-class copper condenser that delivers energy-efficient cooling to your home.

Specifications: Carrier 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (18K Austra Neo Plus)

Capacity

1 ton

Star rating

3-star

Cooling capacity

5275W

Refrigerant

R32

Turbo

Yes


3. Carrier 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC White (12K DURAFRESH)

The Carrier 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC 12K split AC offers convenient air direction control, refrigerant leakage detector, and security lock. The Auto Start mode of this AC is very useful if there’s a frequent power cut problem, as it automatically starts with the same settings again.

Specifications: Carrier 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC White (12K DURAFRESH)

Capacity

1 ton

Star rating

3-star

Cooling capacity

972W

Refrigerant

R32

Turbo

Yes


4. Voltas 185JY 1.5 Ton Split AC

While the Voltas 185JY may not be the best split AC 2021 offers, it is certainly among the best. With a cooling capability of 5000+W, this is an incredible model if you live in a city with unbearably hot summers.

Specifications: Voltas 185JY 1.5 Ton Split AC

Capacity

1.5 ton

Star rating

 5-star

Cooling capacity

5050W

Refrigerant

R22

Turbo

Yes


5. Blue Star 5HW18ZARTX 1.5 Ton AC

Loaded with anti-bacterial, anti-dust, active carbon, and catechin filters, this Blue Star 5HW18ZARTX 1.5 Ton AC focuses on delivering the cleanest air possible.

Specifications: Blue Star 5HW18ZARTX 1.5 Ton AC

Capacity

1.5 ton

Star rating

3-star

Cooling capacity

5135W

Refrigerant

R32

Turbo

Yes


6. Whirlpool 1.5 Ton Split AC ( FANTASIA HOT & COLD WHITE)

The Whirlpool 1.5 Ton Split AC has a brilliant combination of style, power, and efficiency, making it a great economic buy. The 6th sense hot and cold technology coupled with 100% copper condenser makes this model one of the best split AC in the market.

Specifications: Whirlpool 1.5 Ton Split AC ( FANTASIA HOT & COLD WHITE)

Capacity

1.5 ton

Star rating

N/A

Cooling capacity

5250W

Refrigerant

R410

Turbo

Yes


7. Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC - 5CNHW18PAFU

This Blue Star Inverter AC is designed with a Dual Rotor Inverter Compressor that delivers faster cooling at the cost of lesser energy consumption. In addition, the 7 filters of this AC are placed to minimise airborne pollutants and ensure the desired comfort around you.

Specifications: Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC - 5CNHW18PAFU

Capacity

1.5 ton

Star rating

5-star

Cooling capacity

5150W

Refrigerant

R410A

Turbo

Yes


8. Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star BEE Rating Inverter Split AC (RKF50TV16U)

One of the best split AC models in a budget range, this Daikin 1.5 Ton 5-star BEE rating AC is a great option for the budget shopper, with quiet and economy modes. The smooth swing compressor reduces the vibration of the model and prevents the leakage of the refrigerant gas.

Specifications: Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star BEE Rating Inverter Split AC (RKF50TV16U)

Capacity

1.5 ton

Star rating

5-star

Cooling capacity

52780W

Refrigerant

R32

Turbo

Yes


9. LG JS-Q18AFXD Dual Inverter Split AC

This LG JS-Q18AFXD Dual Inverter Split AC features the Himalaya cooling technology, allowing rapid cooling even on the hottest days.

Specifications: LG JS-Q18AFXD Dual Inverter Split AC

Capacity

1.5 ton

Star rating

3-star

Cooling capacity

5187W

Refrigerant

R410A

Turbo

Yes


10. Voltas SAC 173IY 1.4 Ton Split AC

Amongst the older split ACs by Voltas, this SAC 173IY 1.4 Ton Split AC model holds its ground and serves as a great budget option. Moreover, the sleep mode of this split AC gives you a comfortable good night’s sleep, whereas the Turbo Mode provides instant cooling during hot days.

Specifications: Voltas SAC 173IY 1.4 Ton Split AC

Capacity

1.4 ton

Star rating

3-star

Cooling capacity

4820W

Refrigerant

R22

Turbo

Yes


Tips for buying the best air conditioner for your home (FAQ)

Indian summers are unforgiving, and to combat such temperatures and make your way through Summer 2021 comfortably, you need to be summer-ready. The simplest and most efficient way is to make your home an oasis with a new AC when the temperatures soar.

To ensure that you buy the best AC suited to your needs, read this comprehensive AC buying guide to make the right purchasing choice.

Q . How to choose the air conditioner size for your room?

The size of your room determines the size of the air conditioner. For instance, a 1-ton AC is perfect for cooling a room with a size of around 80 to 100 sq. ft., while a 1.5-ton AC is ideal for a room with a size of around 120 to 150 sq. ft. Alternatively, you could also make use of several online AC tonnage calculators to help you choose the right air conditioner size.

Q. What are the advantages of split AC over window AC?

Listed here are some of the advantages that a split AC has over a traditional window AC.

  1. Its noise generation is significantly lower.
  2. It can be installed almost anywhere.
  3. A split AC cools a room more uniformly.
  4. It also looks more aesthetically appealing.
  5. Split ACs are highly energy-efficient. 

Q. How often should the filters be cleaned in the split AC?

As a general rule of thumb, the air filters of a split AC should be cleaned every two weeks for optimal performance. In dusty environments, it is a good idea to clean them out every week to prevent damage to the unit and to keep the AC functioning flawlessly.

Buy the best split AC on EMI

The models mentioned above offer great performance at their price, and you should opt for one after assessing your needs. However, as you’ll notice, these AC models bear quite a hefty price tag and may be difficult to purchase outright. Thankfully, with the easy EMIs option available on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network, you can easily convert purchases into instalments and repay the total over a flexible tenor.

All you have to do is use your EMI Network Card or pick in-store financing. Further, to avail of a customised EMI plan, check your pre-approved offer.

Price list of best split AC in India (August 2021)

Split AC model

Price list

Samsung AT12MC3JAMC 1 Ton Split AC

Rs. 33,200

Carrier 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (18K Austra Neo Plus)

Rs. 51,500

Carrier 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC White (12K DURAFRESH)

Rs. 36,850

Voltas 185JY 1.5 Ton Split AC

Rs. 46,290

Blue Star 5HW18ZARTX 1.5 ton AC

Rs. 44,800

Whirlpool 1.5 Ton Split AC ( FANTASIA HOT & COLD WHITE)

Rs. 46,500

Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC - 5CNHW18PAFU

Rs. 62,000

Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star BEE Rating Inverter Split AC (RKF50TV16U)

Rs. 50,500

LG JS-Q18AFXD Dual Inverter Split AC

Rs. 46,790

Voltas SAC 173IY 1.4 Ton Split AC

Rs. 40,490

 

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