Best 1.5 Ton Split AC To Buy in India in 2020

Best 1.5 Ton Split AC To Buy in India in 2020
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In this article we will see a list of best 1.5 ton Split AC to buy in India in 2020. The list has inverter AC & non inverter AC with more than 3 energy savings stars included in it.

Before you go through the list I want to share with you the parameters on which I have done the shortlisting and compiled this list.

  1. Power Consumption – Air conditioners are long term asset (5 – 10 years), hence buying an air conditioner (AC) that consumes less electricity will give you enormous savings in electricity bill in long term.
  2. Brand Value – I have given emphasis on the brands presence in India. You will not find a single air conditioner from mediocre brands, only premium brands are considered. I believe it is better to pay more upfront for a product than at latter stages while using it.
  3. Product Reviews – All the AC’s in the list have got excellent reviews on amazon and other e-commerce sites. This is a testimony that these air conditioners are trustworthy and many people are buying it.
  4. Cost – If the air conditioner costs a fortune, then it’s not worth buying it. Hence I have only considered air conditioner that offer competitive pricing.
  5. Energy Saving Stars – If you are buying an air conditioner in 2020, then at least buy one which is rated by BEE with more than 3 stars. I have only considered air conditioner which has more than 3 energy saving stars. You can find the BEE star rating on the sticker which is normally in the front part of an air conditioner.

Note: This blog is not like every other blog on the internet where people copy paste the amazon product description, instead this is a direct comparison between over thirty five 1.5 Ton split AC on the parameters mentioned above. Read the article carefully to find the best AC for your needs.

Now that you know the parameters on which I have compiled this list, let’s have a look at it.

Best 1.5 Ton Split AC To Buy in India in 2020:

NameInverter CompressorCompressor Warranty (Years)Annual Power Consumption (kWh)Annual Electricity Bill (Rs)Cost (Rs)Amazon LinkAmazon Reviews (4+ Stars)
Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, FTKF50TV)Yes10767Rs 7,670Rs 46,500Amazon145
Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, FTKG50TV,Yes10824Rs 8,240Rs 43,700Amazon42
Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, JTKJ50TV)Yes10744Rs 7,440Rs 49,980Amazon60
Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (IC518QATX)Yes10889Rs 8,890Rs 44,990Amazon59
Hitachi 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper,KASHIKOI 5100x RSB518HBEA.Z)Yes10869Rs 8,690Rs 46,990Amazon229
Voltas 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, SAC_185V_ADS)Yes10892Rs 8,920Rs 39,190Amazon199
Sanyo 1.5 Ton 5 Star Dual Inverter Wide Split AC (Copper, SI/SO-15T5SCIC)Yes5840Rs 8,040Rs 32,990Amazon824
Whirlpool 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 1.5T MAGICOOL PRO 5S COPR INVERTER)Yes10843Rs 8,430Rs 34,990Amazon234
LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Dual Inverter Split AC (Copper, KS-Q18HNZD)Yes10835Rs 8,350Rs 39,999Amazon690
Carrier 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, ESKO NEO HYBRIDJET INV R32,CAI18EK5R39F0)Yes10871Rs 8,710Rs 41,999Amazon245
Daikin 1.5 Ton 4 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, FTKP50TV)Yes10928Rs 9,280Rs 41,990Amazon210
Voltas 1.5 Ton 4 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 184V SZS (R32))Yes5970Rs 9,700Rs 35,549Amazon390
TOSHIBA 1.5 Ton 4 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, RAS-18BKCV-IN+RAS-18BACV-IN)Yes51041Rs 10,410Rs 39,000Amazon53
Carrier 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, CAS18EK3R39F0+CF183R3AC90)Yes51128Rs 11,280Rs 35,890Amazon166
Carrier 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, ESKO+ HYBRIDJET INV R410A,CAI18EK3R49F0)Yes101045Rs 10,450Rs 37,499Amazon136
Carrier 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, CAS18EK3R39F0+CF183R3AC90)Yes51128Rs 11,280Rs 35,890Amazon196
Carrier 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, CAI18EK3R39F0+CI183R3CC90)Yes101058Rs 10,580Rs 33,999Amazon67
Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, 183DZZ)No51128Rs 11,280Rs 32,920Amazon157
Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, 183DZZ (R32))No51122Rs 11,200Rs 31,499Amazon45
Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 183VADW)Yes51068Rs 10,680Rs 32,990Amazon505
Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, 183 JZJ/183 JZJ5)No51122Rs 11,220Rs 28,990Amazon257
Whirlpool 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 1.5T MAGICOOL PRO+ 3S COPR INVERTER)Yes101071Rs 10,710Rs 29,990Amazon153
Daikin 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, ATKL50TV)Yes51045Rs 10,450Rs 36,790Amazon86
Daikin 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, MTL50TV)Yes51104Rs 11,040Rs 35,499Amazon62
Daikin 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Alloy, FTL50TV16W4)No51103Rs 11,030Rs 36,500Amazon514
Blue Star 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, BI-3HW18AATU)No51122Rs 11,220Rs 32,490Amazon35
Lloyd 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, LS18I32AL)Yes101049Rs 10,490Rs 42,500Amazon53
LG 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, KS-Q18YNXA)Yes101050Rs 10,500Rs 37,999Amazon295
Hitachi 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, RSD317HCEA)Yes51039Rs 10,390Rs 37,999Amazon77
Godrej 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, GSC 18KTC3-WSA)Yes51122Rs 11,200Rs 29,999Amazon144
Godrej 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, GIC 18ATC3-WSA)Yes101097Rs 10,970Rs 34,999Amazon81
Godrej 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, GSC 18 RGN 3 CWQR)Yes71124Rs 11,240Rs 31,899Amazon40

Brands like General, Mitsibushi are not included in the above list as their pricing was quite high. Also I found few AC’s with large number of review but I have not included them in this list because they are old models from 2017 and 2018.

To effectively use this table just click on the header of a column which is an important factor for you. For example, if power consumption of an AC is important to you then click on the units consumed or annual electricity bill and the table will be filtered from lowest to highest power consumption or highest to lowest power consumption.

Mind you the annual power consumption of an air conditioner which is mentioned on the BEE sticker is calculated by BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency). For the calculation, AC’s annual operation is considered 1600 hours. This is equivalent to running your AC for 4 hours everyday throughout the year.

The calculated values are for test conditions where outside temperature is 30 degree Celsius to 32 degree Celsius and AC is set at 26 degree Celsius to 28 degree Celsius . In real life the outside temperature is higher and inside temperature is much lower. Hence, you can expect 5 % – 10 % variation in the quoted power consumption.

Whirlpool-1.5-Ton-Split-Inverter-AC-Annual-Power-Consumption-is-1.71 kWh
Whirlpool 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC Annual Power Consumption is 1.71 kWh

The perfect way to choose the best AC for your needs from the above table is by first calculating the number of hours you are going to use the AC in a year. If value is more than 1600 hours than definitely go for a 5 star AC as it will save good amount of electricity bill in the next 10 years of operation.

But if you will be using your AC only during summer and the annual operation hours is around 800 – 1000, then you can invest in a 3 star or 4 star AC and reduce your upfront cost. There is a detailed case study at the end of the blog.

I have shortlisted few AC under various budget to make your AC selection process easier.

Best 1.5 Ton Split AC in India under Rs 30,000:

The best 1.5 ton split AC you can buy under Rs 30,000 in India is the Whirlpool 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 1.5T MAGICOOL PRO+ 3S COPR INVERTER).

The reason why I choose this is because of it’s 3 star rated AC with low annual power consumption (1,071 kWh), inverter compressor with 10 years of warranty and over 150 reviews on amazon which is testimony that this is a good product and worth buying.

Check the reviews of this AC on amazon using this link.

Best 1.5 Ton Split AC in India under Rs 35,000:

The best 1.5 ton split AC you can buy under Rs 35,000 in India is the Sanyo 1.5 Ton 5 Star Dual Inverter Wide Split AC (Copper, SI/SO-15T5SCIC) or Whirlpool 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 1.5T MAGICOOL PRO 5S COPR INVERTER).

Sanyo 1.5 Ton 5 Star Dual Inverter Wide Split AC (Copper, SI/SO-15T5SCIC) is a 5 star rated AC with dual inverter compressor having 5 years of warranty. It has low annual power consumption (840 kWh), competitive cost (Rs 32,990) and around 820 reviews on amazon.

Check the reviews of this AC on amazon using this link.

Whirlpool 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 1.5T MAGICOOL PRO 5S COPR INVERTER,) is a 5 star rated AC with inverter compressor having 10 years of warranty. It has low annual power consumption (843 kWh), competitive cost (Rs 34,990) and around 234 reviews on amazon.

Check the reviews of this AC on amazon using this link.

Best 1.5 Ton Split AC in India under Rs 40,000:

The best 1.5 ton split AC you can buy under Rs 35,000 in India is the LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Dual Inverter Split AC (Copper, KS-Q18HNZD).

The reason why I chose this AC is because it is BEE 5 star rated air conditioner with inverter technology compressor having 10 years of warranty. It’s annual power consumption is only 835 kWh and has around 690 reviews on amazon.

Best 1.5 Ton Split AC in India under Rs 50,000:

The best 1.5 ton split AC you can buy under Rs 50,000 in India is the Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, JTKJ50TV).

The reason why I chose this AC is because it is BEE 5 star rated air conditioner with inverter technology compressor having 10 years of warranty. It’s annual power consumption is only 746 kWh, it’s cost is Rs 49,980 and has around 60 reviews on amazon.

When to buy a Rs 30,000 AC & when to buy Rs 50,000 AC:

The cheapest AC in the list is the Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, 183 JZJ/183 JZJ5). It cost around Rs 28,990 and consumes 1,122 kWh annually.

Whereas the most expensive AC in the list is the Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, JTKJ50TV). It costs around Rs 49,980 and consumes 746 kWh annually.

Let me remind you again that the annual power consumption is calculated for 1600 hours of annual operation under test condition. This translates to around 4 hours of daily operation for the entire year.

Lets say you plan to buy the expensive Daikin AC (Rs 21,000 more than Voltas), is it worth the investment?. lets find out using different scenario.

Case 1: You will use your Daikin AC for 1600 hours annually.

  • For 1600 hours of annual operation, we know that the Voltas AC will consume around 370 units extra power than the Daikin AC, which translates to an electricity bill of Rs 3,700 (assume electricity tariff is Rs 10).
  • This means it will take around six years to recover the extra Rs 21,000 which you have to pay for Daikin AC.

Case 2: You will use your Daikin AC for 3200 hours annually.

  • For 3200 hours of annual operation, we know that the Voltas AC will consume around 740 units extra power than the Daikin AC, which translates to an electricity bill of Rs 7,400 (assume electricity tariff is Rs 10).
  • This means it will take just three years to recover the extra Rs 21,000 which you have to pay for Daikin AC.

Hence is you are buying AC for your office or a place where it is going to be used daily for 8 hours, then it makes complete sense to buy the expensive Daikin AC as it is 66% more energy efficient than the Voltas AC.

If you are wondering what is an inverter AC and why all my selected1.5 ton AC are inverter AC then check out this blog.

Things I have not Considered:

I have only given emphasis to AC’s star rating and power consumption, but you should also look at the features the air conditioner is offering before making your final decision.

Some popular feature are Wifi, anti bacterial filter, anti dust filter, and more.

Conclusion:

To conclude this article, My pick for the best 1.5 Ton AC to buy in India in 2020 are as follows:

  1. Whirlpool 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 1.5T MAGICOOL PRO+ 3S COPR INVERTER). (Under Rs 30,000)
  2. Sanyo 1.5 Ton 5 Star Dual Inverter Wide Split AC (Copper, SI/SO-15T5SCIC). (Under Rs 35,000)
  3. Whirlpool 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 1.5T MAGICOOL PRO 5S COPR INVERTER, White). (Under Rs 35,000)
  4. LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Dual Inverter Split AC (Copper, KS-Q18HNZD). (Under Rs 40,000)
  5. Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, JTKJ50TV). (Under Rs 50,000)

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