In early 2020, it was reported that the AC market in the country had a penetration of a paltry 5 percent, and this is expected to see a significant increase over the next few years. Considering the fact that Indian summers are expected to get hotter owing to global warming, AC manufacturers are bullish about the future. According to a report by the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), the number of installed AC units touched 30 million in 2017, and this is expected to reach anywhere between 55 – 124 million units by 2030!
When it comes to home air conditioning units, the most popular types include split ACs, window ACs and portable ACs. Of the three, split ACs are the most common, accounting for 85 percent of the market share in FY18. The AC market in India is extremely competitive, with heavyweights like LG, Samsung and Daikin throwing their weight behind R&D and coming up with innovative technologies, while other international brands like Hitachi and Voltas are also heavily reliant on their technological superiority, and are finding ways to make their AC units more affordable.
So, with summer just around the corner, you might be thinking about getting a new air conditioning unit for your home. We present the five best AC models available in the market today, so you can make an informed decision.
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- LG 1.5 ton split air conditioner (MS-Q18YNZA)
- Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, IC518DBTU, Auto Adjustable, 2020 Model, White)
- Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC
- Voltas 1.5 Ton 5 Star Window AC (Copper185 DZA/185 DZA R32 White)
- Hitachi 1.5 Ton 5 Star Window AC (Copper, KAZE PLUS RAW518KUDZ1 White)
LG 1.5 ton split air conditioner (MS-Q18YNZA)
When we talk about the best air conditioners, we often have to start with an LG AC model. This LG split AC comes with best-in-class features, and boasts of a 4-way air swing, providing uniform cooling throughout the room. This AC unit also comes with an anti-bacterial filter, to remove bacteria and germs from the air, and a dehumidifier feature, which reduces the humidity inside the room. Its 5-star rating also ensures greater energy savings.
Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, IC518DBTU, Auto Adjustable, 2020 Model, White)
This Blue Star AC comes with the inverter technology, which controls the speed of the compressor’s motor, and adjusts its speed according to the heat load, thus offering optimal performance while saving energy. The AC also comes equipped with seven filters to remove bacteria, pollen, allergens, dust, germs and other particulates from the air, thus keeping the room fresh and clean. Its automatic 4D swing feature allows uniform cooling, while the Blue Star AC also boasts of a 5-star energy rating.
Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC
Voltas is one of the most popular brands in the country, and Voltas ACs are generally regarded as the best AC units under Rs. 35,000. This Voltas AC comes with 4 filters, thereby assuring you of a safe atmosphere inside the room. The AC also comes with myriad features, including Intelligent Sleep Mode, Steady Cool Compressor, Super Silent Operation, and High Ambient Cooling. It is also a 3-star inverter AC, which translates to less energy wastage, and greater efficiency.
Voltas 1.5 Ton 5 Star Window AC (Copper185 DZA/185 DZA R32 White)
We now move to window ACs, and this Voltas AC comes with a rotary compressor and anti-dust filter, which eliminates the dust particulates from the room. The air conditioning unit also comes with multiple operating modes, such as auto-restart, timer, sleep mode, and turbo mode. Last but not least, this Voltas window AC comes with a 5-star energy rating, assuring you of its energy-efficient operation.
Hitachi 1.5 Ton 5 Star Window AC (Copper, KAZE PLUS RAW518KUDZ1 White)
Hitachi is a high-end, premium brand, and offers some of the best window ACs. This Hitachi AC works on the auto-climate technology, and comes with intelligent modes such as dry mode and auto-power save mode.
Now that you know about the best split AC and window ACs, purchase your preferred model by shopping on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store. Pay for your new AC in easy EMIs by using the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card, with flexible tenors ranging from 3 months to 24 months.