Best 1 Ton Inverter AC To Buy in India in 2020

Best 1 Ton Inverter AC To Buy in India in 2020
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Inverter AC’s are talk of the town. They consume less power, provide better cooling with uniform temperature and don’t cost a fortune. If you want to know the best 1 ton inverter AC to buy in India then you have come the right place.

In this article we will see the best 1 ton inverter AC’s available in Indian market. Mind you this list is purely made by considering premium brands only. 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 100% lying) but I have researched over 100 one ton inverter AC’s and compare them under several parameters before finalizing this list.

Best 1 Ton Inverter AC in India in 2020:

I have compiled a list of top 30 one ton split inverter air conditioner available on amazon and compared each one of them 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.
  6. Only copper condenser AC is included: I found that majority of AC’s on e-commerce store have copper condenser which is better than aluminium for humid climate like India.Hence I have only considered copper AC’s.

Now let’s see the list !!

Sr.NoModel NameBEE
Star
Rating
Compressor Warranty
(Years)
Annual Consumption (kWh)Cost
(Rs)
Amazon Reviews (4+Stars)Amazon Link
1Godrej 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, GSC 12RTC3-WRA)35739Rs 25,94597Amazon
2Hitachi 1 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, RSFG311HCEA)35717Rs 28,0008Amazon
3Carrier 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, CAS12EK3R39F0+CF123R3CC90)35758Rs 28,99968Amazon
4Lloyd 1 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, LS12I35JA)310750Rs 30,5008Amazon
5Blue Star 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, BI-3HW12AATU)35739Rs 30,99010Amazon
6LG 1 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, KS-Q12YNXA)310685Rs 35,999156Amazon
7Godrej 1 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, GIC 12YTC3-WTA)310780Rs 28,490104Amazon
8Whirlpool 1 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 1.0T MAGICOOL PRO 5S COPR INVERTER)310711Rs 26,99027Amazon
9Voltas 1 Ton 4 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 124V SZS)45678Rs 33,99071Amazon
10Daikin 1 Ton 4 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, FTKP35TV)410650Rs 36,99018Amazon
11Godrej 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, GIC 12YTC5-WTA)510598Rs 32,49035Amazon
12Voltas 1.2 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 155V_DZW)55687Rs 34,99092Amazon
13Blue Star 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, IC512DATU)510599Rs 35,99014Amazon
15Panasonic 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, CS/CU-NU12VKYW)510573Rs 39,99029Amazon
16Voltas 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, SAC_125V_DZX)55618Rs 32,40039Amazon
17Daikin 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, FTKF35TV)510483Rs 44,50070Amazon
18TOSHIBA 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, RAS-13N3KCV-IN+RAS-13N3ACV-IN)55592Rs 39,0007Amazon
19Panasonic 1 Ton 5 Star Wi-Fi Twin Cool Inverter Split AC (Copper, CS/CU-NU12WKYW)510592Rs 36,49013Amazon
20Carrier 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, ESKO NEO HYBRIDJET INV R32,CAI12EK5R39F0)510594Rs 35,99910Amazon
21LG 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, LS-Q12YNZA, Convertible 4-in-1 Cooling)510572Rs 36,4909Amazon
22Sanyo 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, SI/SO-10T5SCIC)55592Rs 28,990161Amazon
23Voltas 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, 123EZA)35782Rs 27,99921Amazon
24Panasonic 1 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, CS/CU-SU12VKYW)310692Rs 30,49025Amazon
25Samsung 1 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Alloy, AR12NV3HLTR, Star Flower)310NARs 32,99969Amazon
26Voltas 1 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 123V_DZX)35722Rs 30,30059Amazon
27Daikin 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, MTL35TV,)35711Rs 29,99930Amazon
28Daikin 1 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, MTKL35TV)310732Rs 34,499104Amazon
29Sanyo 1 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, SI/SO-10T3SCIC)35685Rs 25,990840Amazon
30Whirlpool 0.8 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 0.8T Magicool 3S COPR Inverter)310520Rs 23,990468Amazon
31Daikin 0.8 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, FTL28TV)35594Rs 23,99930Amazon

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 with large number of review but I have not included them in this list because they were old models from 2017 and 2018.

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.

Before you go through the ranking it is important to know that BEE calculates 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.

I have shortlisted the best 1 Ton split inverter AC under Rs 25,000, Rs 30,000, Rs 35,000, Rs 40,000 and Rs 45,000 for your reference.

Best 1 Ton Split Inverter AC in India Under Rs 25,000:

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Least Power Consuming 1 Ton Spit AC under Rs 25,000 in India – Amazon

Whirlpool 0.8 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 0.8T Magicool 3S)

  • Energy Rating: 3 Star.
  • Annual Energy Consumption: 520.08 units.
  • ISEER Value: 3.87.
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 1 year on condenser, 5 years on compressor.
  • Cost: Rs 23,990.
  • Ratings on Amazon – 468 (as of 19th March 2020).
  • Check amazon reviews over here [amazon link]

Best 1 Ton Split Inverter AC in India Under Rs 30,000:

Least Power Consuming 1 Ton Split Inverter AC under Rs 30,000 – Amazon

Sanyo 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, SI/SO-10T5SCIC)

  • Energy Rating: 5 Star.
  • Annual Energy Consumption: 592 units.
  • ISEER Value: 4.65.
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 1 year on condenser, 5 years on compressor.
  • Cost: Rs 28,990.
  • Amazon Ratings – 161.
  • Check amazon reviews over here [amazon link].

Best 1 Ton Split Inverter AC in India Under Rs 35,000:

Least Power Consuming 1 Ton Split Inverter AC under Rs 35,000 – Amazon

Godrej 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, GIC 12YTC5-WTA)

  • Energy Rating: 5 Star.
  • Annual Energy Consumption: 598 units.
  • ISEER Value: 4.53.
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 1 year on condenser, 10 years on compressor.
  • Cost: Rs 32,490.
  • Amazon Ratings: 36.
  • Check amazon reviews over here [amazon link].

Best 1 Ton Split Inverter AC in India Under Rs 40,000:

LG 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, LS-Q12YNZA, Convertible 4-in-1 Cooling)

  • Energy Rating: 5 Star.
  • Annual Energy Consumption: 572 units.
  • ISEER Value: 4.70.
  • Warranty: 1 year comprehensive warranty, 10 years on compressor (with gas charging).
  • Cost: Rs 36,490.
  • Amazon Ratings: 11
  • Check amazon reviews over here [amazon link].

Best 1 Ton Split Inverter AC in India Under Rs 45,000:

Daikin 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, FTKF35TV)

  • Energy Rating: 5 Star.
  • Annual Energy Consumption: 438 units.
  • ISEER Value: 5.80.
  • Warranty: 1 year comprehensive warranty, 10 years on compressor.
  • Cost: Rs 44,500.
  • Amazon Ratings: 70
  • Check amazon reviews over here [amazon link].

You should not blindly select the cheapest AC of the lot or the one which consumes least power. You need to choose an AC that suits your needs. Let me show you how to select an AC according to your needs.

How to select the best 1 ton inverter air conditioner for you:

If you are like most Indian and going to use your air conditioner only during summer then going for a 5 star energy saving option doesn’t make sense.

Here’s why, as I said before that BEE gives their annual power consumption for 1600 hours of operation in a year. This roughly translates to using your AC for 4 hours every single day throughout the year.

If you are going to use your AC only during summer which is at max for 3 months, then your AC annual operation hours will be at max 900 hours (assuming you use AC every day for 10 hours for 3 months).

If you buy the Sanyo 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, SI/SO-10T5SCIC) which cost around Rs 28,990, you will get an annual electricity bill of approximately Rs 3,500 for using it. (assuming electricity tariff is Rs 10/kWh)

But if you buy the Daikin 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, FTKF35TV) which cost around Rs 44,500, you will get an electricity bill of approximately Rs 2,500 for using it.

As you can see even if you use the expensive Daikin AC you will only save approximately Rs 1,000 in your annual electricity bill, but you have to invest extra Rs 14,000 to buy it. Hence, in this case where annual operation hours is less, it doesn’t make sense to buy the expensive 1 ton AC.

For cases like this you should buy an inverter AC which fits your budget and don’t worry much about its power consumption because it is going to be less, since your operational hours are less.

However if you are buying an AC for your office where the AC is going to be in operation for around 8 hours everyday throughout the year, then go for the most energy efficient AC you can afford because your operational hours are more and this way you can reduce your operational cost.

If you are wondering what is an inverter AC? and how it’s different from conventional AC then here’s a short explanation.

Inverter AC Vs Non Inverter AC:

A conventional AC has single speed compressor which runs at maximum speed when cooling is needed and shuts down completely when room is cooled. Their compressor does not adjusts it’s speed and tonnage based on the cooling demand, because of this they consume more power and offer uneven cooling (every half an hour you will feel sudden cold and sudden hot).

Whereas an inverter AC has variable speed compressor which adjusts its speed according to the load on the AC. Unlike conventional AC compressor which completely shuts down when the room is cooled, an inverter AC compressor runs at just the enough speed to maintain that same room temperature. Due to this the cooling offered by inverter AC is more uniform and they are more power efficient.

Read full article on inverter AC over here.

Inverter AC Vs Non Inverter AC Power Consumption:

Here is a small table that compares the annual power consumption of an inverter AC with non inverter AC. Mind you this is only for AC’s with similar star rating, if you compare a 1 ton single star AC with 1 ton inverter 5 star AC then difference in power consumption will be almost 40%.

AC Type Inverter AC Non Inverter AC
Whirlpool 1 Ton Split AC712 kWh758 kWh
Whirlpool 1.5 Ton Split AC1,071 kWh 1,106 kWh

You can see that a 1 ton 3 star non inverter AC consumes 712 kWh in a year whereas a 1 ton 5 star inverter AC consumes 758 kWh in a year, there is difference of around 7% in power consumption of both these AC’s.

Personal Opinion: If you are buying an AC in 2020 then it should be inverter AC with at least 3 energy saving star.

If you are looking for a bigger size AC like 1.5 Ton, the check out this article Best 1.5 Ton Split AC in India.

Conclusion on best 1 ton AC:

I feel most of the AC’s which I have included in the entire list have great reviews on amazon and flipkart. If you are only going to use your AC during the summer months then buy the cheapest one because those energy saving stars are of no use to you.

However if you are going to use you air conditioner throughout the year (close to 1600 hours), then go with the one with least power consumption even if it cost you Rs 10,000 extra because you will recover that money with in first 2 years of purchase.

I am not here to demean any brand this is just a numeric comparison between AC’s available in the market. Many good brands like General, Mitsubishi, Samsung, Onida are not in this list because they didn’t fit the criteria for comparison.

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I would like to end this article by sharing with you some useful tips to reduce your 1 ton inverter air conditioner power consumption.

Thank You 🙂

Tips to reduce your 1 ton inverter AC power consumption:

  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.

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