Best 1.5 Ton Window AC To Buy in India in 2020

Best 1.5 Ton Window AC To Buy in India in 2020
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Buying an AC for your home or office is puzzling because of the countless options available and each one claiming there AC is more energy efficient than other. In this blog I have made a list of best 1.5 ton window AC to buy in India in 2020.

I have not tested any one of these AC’s (if you have read a blog which says they have tested AC’s then they are lying for sure) but I have extensively researched over thirty 1.5 ton window AC’s and compared them under several parameters before finalizing this list.

Best 1.5 Ton Window AC in India:

I have compiled this list of 15 best 1.5 ton window air conditioner in India by comparing around thirty 1.5 ton window AC available on amazon based on the following parameters.

  1. Power Consumption – This is the most worrying aspect about air conditioners which most people have hence, I have given more emphasis on power consumption. 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.

Now lets have a look at the list !!

AC NameInverter CompressorCompressor WarrantyAnnual Power Consumption AC CostAmazon Rating (3.5+)Amazon Link
LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Wi-Fi Inverter Window AC (Copper, JW-Q18WUZA)Yes101,106Rs 35,4908Amazon
Voltas 1.5 Ton 5 Star Window AC (Copper, 185 LZH/185 LZH R32)No51,157Rs 26,310109Amazon
Voltas 1.5 Ton 5 Star Window AC (Copper,185 DZA/185 DZA R32)No51,192Rs 26,9991,021Amazon
Voltas 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Window AC (Copper, 185V DZA)Yes51,111Rs 34,99054Amazon
Lloyd 1.5 Ton 5 Star Window AC (Copper, LW19B52EW)No51,157Rs 26,99046Amazon
Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Window AC (Copper, 5W18GBTI)Yes101,126Rs 32,7805Amazon
Hitachi 1.5 Ton 5 Star Window AC (RAV518HUD Summer QC)No5NARs 33,790135Amazon
Hitachi 1.5 Ton 5 Star Window AC (RAW518KUD New Kaze Plus)No5NARs 28,99048Amazon
Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star Window AC (Copper, 183 DZA/ 183 DZA R32)No51,338Rs 23,350399Amazon
Carrier 1.5 Ton 3 Star Window AC (Copper, CAW18SN3R39F0)No41,315Rs 24,90055Amazon
Blue Star 1.5 Ton 3 Star Window AC (Copper, 3W18LD)No41,339Rs 23,91014Amazon
Godrej 1.5 Ton 3 Star Window AC (Copper, AC 1.5T GWC 18UTC3-WSA)No51,265Rs 23,49919Amazon
Hitachi 1.5 Ton 3 Star Window AC (RAW3180KUD New Kaze Plus)No41,277Rs 23,990164Amazon
Lloyd 1.5 Ton 3 Star Window AC (LW19A3N)No51,292Rs 25,99052Amazon
Blue Star 3W18GA Window AC (1.5 Ton, 3 Star Rating, White, Copper)No51,304Rs 27,90021Amazon

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

Note: I found few AC’s on amazon with great reviews but were old models from 2017 and 2018 hence, I have not included them in this list.

BEE calculates window AC annual energy consumption considering 1600 hours of operation in a year under standard operating conditions. The actual value will be less or more depending on the way you use your AC, climatic condition and operational hours. Hence, you can expect 5 % – 10 % variation in the quoted power consumption.

To make your window AC selection process simpler I have a chosen the best 1.5 ton window AC available in the Indian market under Rs 25,000, Rs 30,000 and Rs 35,000.

Best 1.5 Ton Window AC in India Under Rs 25,000:

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Hitachi 1.5 Ton 3 Star Window AC (RAW318KUD New Kaze Plus)

  • Energy Rating: 3 Star.
  • Annual Energy Consumption: 1,277 units.
  • ISEER Value: 3.09.
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 1 year on condenser, 5 years on compressor.
  • Cost: Rs 23,990.
  • Ratings on Amazon – 164 (as of 20th March 2020).
  • Check amazon reviews over here [amazon link]

Best 1.5 Ton Window AC in India Under Rs 30,000:

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Voltas 1.5 Ton 5 Star Window AC (Copper,185 DZA/185 DZA R32)

  • Energy Rating: 5 Star.
  • Annual Energy Consumption: 1,192 units.
  • ISEER Value: 3.31.
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 1 year on condenser, 5 years on compressor.
  • Cost: Rs 26,999.
  • Ratings on Amazon – 1,023 (as of 20th March 2020).
  • Check amazon reviews over here [amazon link]

Best 1.5 Ton Window AC in India Under Rs 35,000:

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LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Wi-Fi Inverter Window AC (Copper, JW-Q18WUZA)

  • Energy Rating: 5 Star.
  • Annual Energy Consumption: 1,106 units.
  • Compressor Type – Inverter Compressor
  • ISEER Value: 3.50.
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 1 year on condenser, 10 years on compressor (with gas charging)
  • Cost: Rs 35,490.
  • Ratings on Amazon – 8 (as of 20th March 2020).
  • Check amazon reviews over here [amazon link]

The big dilemma on whether you should buy window AC or split AC is another aspect of choosing an AC which is tricky. If you have made up your mind to buy a window AC then it’s good but if you are stuck in the middle then the below comparison between 1.5 ton window AC & split AC should help you.

1.5 Ton Window AC Vs 1.5 Ton Split AC Comparison:

The basic difference between a window AC and a split AC is their make. Window AC’s have one single unit with all the components like compressor, evaporator and condenser fitted in it, there is no second unit.

Whereas a split AC has two units one is the evaporate unit which is the AC cabinet inside you room and the other is compressor unit which is kept outside your house. Now that you know the basic difference let’s compare them directly to know which one is better.

The below table shows direct comparison between the most energy efficient 1.5 ton window AC from LG (LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Wi-Fi Inverter Window AC (Copper, JW-Q18WUZA)) and the most energy efficient 1.5 ton split inverter AC from Daikin (Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, FTKF50TV)) (Both are rated 5 stars by BEE)

AC Type Window ACSplit AC
AC BrandWhirlpoolDaikin
Annual Power Consumption 1,106 kWh767 kWh
Compressor TypeInverterInverter
Compressor Warranty10 Years10 Years
AC CostRs 35,490Rs 46,500
Amazon LinkAmazonAmazon

From the above comparison you can see that the split AC consumes very less power however the price which you have to pay for a split AC is almost 25% more than what you pay for window AC. So which AC should you buy window or split? lets find out by assuming two scenarios.

Case 1: If you use AC for 1600 hours in a year

Lets say you are installing AC in your bedroom and only plan to use it at night then chances are your AC’s annual operation hours will be around 1600 hours (Daily 4 hours of AC operation for 365 days).

In that case if you install the 1.5 ton split AC then it’s annual power consumption will be 767 kWh, this translates to an annual electric bill of Rs 7,670 just for using the AC. (Assume electricity is Rs 10/kWh)

But if you install the 1.5 ton window AC then it’s annual power consumption will be 1,106 kWh, this translates to an electric bill of Rs 11,060.

Hence if you install the split AC every year you can save Rs 3,500 in electricity bill. Which means it will take you around 4 years just to recover the extra Rs 11,000 which you have to pay for split AC.

Thus it is clearly evident that if your AC’s annual operation hours is going to be less then it makes sense to buy a window AC.

Case 2: If you use AC for 300 hours annually.

If you are installing AC at your workplace then chances are your AC’s annual operation hours will be around 2500 hours (Daily 7 hours of AC operation for 365 days).

In that case if you install the 1.5 ton split AC then it’s annual power consumption will be 1,198 kWh, this translates to an annual electric bill of Rs 11,980 just for using the AC. (Assume electricity is Rs 10/kWh)

But if you install the 1.5 ton window AC then it’s annual power consumption will be 1,728 kWh, this translates to an electric bill of Rs 17,280.

Hence if you install a 1.5 ton split AC every year you can expect saving of Rs 5,000 in your electricity bill compared to window AC. Hence the extra Rs 11,000 which you have to pay for split AC will be recovered in the first 2 years itself.

Thus it is clearly evident that if your AC operational hours are going to be more (6 hours everyday) then it is better to buy the most energy efficient AC in the market and most times it is split AC.

Don’t directly jump to the conclusion there are several other parameters which governs whether you should install window AC or split AC

When to install window AC?

  1. You shift your house every year: If you are a frequent mover then go for window AC as it is small, compact and easy to install.
  2. The room where you are going to use your AC: If the AC is being used in a bedroom or private office cabinet where only 2 to 3 people are going to sit/sleep then go for the window AC, as it’s cheap and maintenance free.
  3. The number of operational hours of AC: If the annual operational hours of your AC is going to be less than 1500 hours in a year (4 hours every day) then go with window AC.

If you have switched your mind and want to install a split AC then don’t worry I have made a list of best split AC to buy in India in 2020 just check that out.

Whether you are buying a window AC or split AC it wont’ save you power while giving optimum savings if you don’t use it wisely. Hence follow these simple tips to use your air conditioner wisely.

Tips to reduce power consumption of your air conditioner:

  1. Set thermostat at 24 degree Celsius for maximum savings.
  2. Clean your AC filters every month to get optimum air flow.
  3. Keep your house under shade.
  4. Make the air conditioned room properly sealed so cold air cannot get outside easily.
  5. Keep the compressor unit and AC unit in shade.
  6. Turn off the appliances inside your room which are not in use to reduce unnecessary heating of cooled air.
  7. Get a professional to check your AC annually.
  8. Remove unnecessary objects from the room because even they need to be cooled by your AC.
  9. If you have any cabinets, drawers in your room then please keep them shut because they increase the volume of air you AC needs to cool.

You can check out the full article over here.

Conclusion:

The best window AC to buy in India is the LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Wi-Fi Inverter Window AC (Copper, JW-Q18WUZA) because of it’s low power consumption, good amazon reviews, LG trust factor, 10 years compressor warranty with gas charging and affordable pricing.

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