Best Air Conditioners Under 1.5 Ton

by | Jul 2, 2018

People buying air conditioners often overlook the importance of budget rather than the capacity of the AC or the cooling requirements. 1 Ton AC’s are sold like hot cakes because of their low price even though some rooms actually need a higher capacity air conditioner.

This has led to a rather ironic situation where people end up buying a power-hogging piece of junk which defeats the purpose on multiple levels.

Here, in this curated list, we will guide you through some of the best AC’s available in the market under 1.5 Ton (including 1.5 Ton AC’s, 1.2 Ton AC’s and 1 Ton AC’s), which is more than sufficient for a typical bedroom or a medium-sized office space.

Best Air Conditioners Under 1.5 Ton

1. Daikin FTKP50PRV16Best 1.5 Ton AC
2.Voltas 183JZJ1Runner-up Pick
3. Voltas 153 JZJBest 1.2 Ton Inverter AC
4. Hitachi RAU 514HWDSBest Non-Inverter, 1.2 Ton AC
5. Sansui SS4C34Best 1 Ton Inverter AC
6. Carrier Ester Pro 5 StarBest Non-inverter, 1 Ton AC
7. Midea 12K Santis ProCheapest 1 Ton AC

1. Daikin FTKP50PRV16

Overall Best Pick Air Conditioner Under 1 Ton
Best 1.5 Ton AC

Daikin FTKP50PRV16 wins our title for the best inverter type 1.5 ton AC in India thanks to its 5-star 2017 BEE rating and a copper coil condenser that performs well under heavy loads.

Daikin is a Japanese brand famous for its wide range of air conditioners and other related equipment. The FTKP50PRV16 is an inverter type Split AC that Daikin has introduced in the Indian market.

As the demand for Air conditioners is surging, inverter AC’s are carving their own niche in the market due to their reliability and energy efficiency.

This air conditioner comes with 3 Star 2018 BEE Rating that ensures that the energy efficiency of this air conditioner is on par when compared to some of its competitors.

Daikin employs a rotary compressor inside this 1.5 ton air conditioner.

The maximum cooling capacity of this air conditioner is rated at 5000 W at an energy consumption rate of 1445 W.

This air conditioner has class-leading copper coil type condenser that exhibits better heat exchange characteristics.

Daikin uses R-32 refrigerant in this air conditioner which has zero ozone depletion potential.

This air conditioner with its multi-axis swing feature will throw the air up to a great distance ensuring all the corners of the room will be uniformly cooled without any exception.

Titanium Apatite Photocatalytic Air-purifying offers quality air output without any microscopic particles that might escape normally sized dust filters.

Daikin India provides a 1-year comprehensive warranty on this 1.5 Ton inverter AC.

If you think the price tag of this AC is way too much for a 1.5 Ton inverter AC, there is a much more affordable 4-star BEE 2017 rated Daikin AC which comes with an affordable price tag.

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Energy efficient
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Silent operation
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Good air throw distance
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R32 is rated for medium global warming potential
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Expensive when compared to models with a similar feature set

 Specifications

Capacity1.5 Ton
Condenser TypeCopper
Compressor TypeRotary, Inverter
Cooling Capacity5000 W
Power Consumption1445 W
Star Rating3 Star (2018)

2. Voltas 183JZJ1

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Runner-up Pick

The Voltas 183JZJ1 features a highly efficient twin rotary compressor that has increased cooling capacity. company coupled with its highly energy efficient silent operation makes it to the list of top inverter ACs in the country.

Voltas is the air conditioning and cooling equipment manufacturing subsidiary of Tata group and one of the best in the industry at it.

The Voltas 178V JZJ is a 1.5 Ton 3-star BEE 2018 rated inverter type air conditioner that perfectly fits small room with floor space ranging from 120 to 180 sq.ft.

This 1.5 Ton air conditioner comes with a 4-stage filter that blocks and eliminated dust as well as microbes from entering the air stream keeping you and your surroundings healthy and fresh.

The timer function lets you set the schedule for auto switch-on and off eliminating the hassle of turning the air-conditioner manually on/off.

This effectively reduces the energy consumption as the machine works only during a pre-set time period.

Auto-restart function keeps the last active temperature settings before the power outage and automatically optimizes the temperature when the power comes back on.

Turbo-cool mode aids in fast cooling of your surroundings.

This is greatly beneficial during summers when you come home tired and sweating, the inverter inside will increase the speed of the compressor thus enhancing the cooling rate.

Featuring a cooling capacity of 5050W at a minimal 1430W energy consumption rate makes this one of the best energy efficient inverter AC’s in the market at present.

Voltas provides 1-year of overall warranty for the unit and an additional 5-year warranty on the compressor.

If you wish to purchase a Voltas air conditioner with a slightly less capacity but comes with a copper condenser coil, there is the Voltas 173 JZJ priced at Rs. 33,990.

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Energy efficient
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Turbo cooling
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Auto restart option
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R22 refrigerant has a high global warming potential

 Specifications

Capacity1.5 Ton
Condenser TypeAluminium
Compressor TypeInverter
Cooling Capacity5050 W
Power Consumption1430 W
Star Rating3 Star (2018)

3. Voltas 153 JZJ

Best Value for Money Top Load Washing Machine
Best 1.2 Ton Inverter AC

The Voltas 153 JZJ follows the latest BEE regulations for achieving high energy efficiency and promises a fast and efficient cooling operation even during the summers.

Voltas is one of the reputed air-conditioner manufacturing companies in India having years of experience and legacy in the industry.

The Voltas 153 JZJ is a 1.2 Ton Split AC that comes with a price tag of Rs. 31,490.

This AC is suitable for medium sized rooms as well as office spaces with a slightly more occupancy ratio than a typical air conditioning space. The 3-star BEE 2018 rating ensures that this AC consumes about 15% less power than a non-star rated counterpart.

This air-conditioner uses R410A refrigerant which has absolutely zero ozone depletion potential but contributes mildly to the global warming phenomenon.

The twin rotary inverter compressor stays active in the background all the time and adjusts the speed according to the load inside the room/office at the expense of minimal energy consumption.

This air-conditioner uses 100% copper condenser coil for efficient cooling as well as durable operation with almost zero maintenance.

The built-in timer in this air-conditioner lets you pre-program the time of operation which further decreases unnecessary energy consumption.

One of the noteworthy features of this AC is its active dehumidifier.

It senses the internal humidity content and controls the moisture levels inside automatically resulting in a pleasant cooling experience even during the monsoons.

Voltas India provides 1-year worth of all round warranty for this machine along with an additional 4-year warranty for the inverter compressor.

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3-star BEE 2018 rating
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Copper condenser coil
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Active dehumidifier
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Silent operation
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Bulky indoor unit design

 Specifications

Capacity1.2 Ton
Condenser TypeCopper
Compressor TypeInverter
Cooling Capacity4100 W
Power Consumption—-
Star Rating3 Star (2018)

4. Hitachi RAU 514HWDS

Best Fully Automatic Top Load Washing Machine For Bachelors
Best Non-Inverter, 1.2 Ton AC

If you are looking for a 1.2 Ton capacity air conditioner that is both energy efficient and has low maintenance, this is the right one for you.

Hitachi is a Japanese conglomerate with products and services spanning from social infrastructure to construction machinery items.

The 514HWDS is Hitachi’s latest offering in non -inverter, split AC category that has some compelling features for a reasonable price tag.

The Hitachi 514HWDS has a rated Tonnage of 1.2 Ton which is sufficient for a large enough room with a couple of occupants or more.

This air conditioner has attained a Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) rating of 5-star, which by the way is the maximum rating an electronic device can achieve indicating it’s overall energy efficiency.

The refrigerant used in this Air conditioner is chlorodifluoromethane (R-22).

This Air conditioner uses a rotary type compressor that is small and very quiet in operation.

The advertised cooling capacity of this device is about 4050W at a power consumption rate of 1065W.

The 514HWDS comes with an inbuilt settings memory that will store your favourite settings and in case of a power failure, will revert to that settings after the restart.

The koukin filter inside will prevent the bacteria growth inside the air conditioner unit. The overall operation of this air conditioner is silent and the cooling is quick.

If you root for this air conditioner very much but the limited 1.2-ton capacity bothers you, there is a larger 1.5 ton Hitachi 514HWDS model which comes at a price of Rs. 33,999.

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5 star 2017 BEE Rating
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Copper condenser coil
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Silent operation
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No smart functionalities

 Specifications

Capacity1.2 Ton
Condenser TypeCopper
Compressor TypeNon-Inverter
Cooling Capacity4050 W
Power Consumption1065 W
Star Rating3 Star (2018)

5. Sansui SS4C34

Best Budget AC Under 1 Ton
Best 1 Ton Inverter AC

The Sansui SS4C34 is a compelling purchase for budget-conscious buyers who want to start off the summer with a power efficient inverter AC.

The SS4C54 is an entry-level 1 Ton budget inverter type AC from Sansui that offers great value for money.

This air conditioner can be used in medium-sized rooms that do not exceed 150 sq.ft.

The maximum cooling capacity of the Sansui SS4C54 is 4950W with an energy consumption of around 1590W.

A copper coil condenser is used in this device to ensure optimal performance and durability.

The rotary type compressor offers a quiet operation even under heavy loads.

The turbo cool mode present in the SS4C54 will ensure quick cooling of the surroundings.

There is also an antibacterial filter that enhances the quality of the air output. R410A is the refrigerant in use in this air conditioner.

The built-in sleep mode will let the conditioner to hibernate in low power mode when the desired temperature is attained thereby increasing the power efficiency.

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Affordable price tag
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Copper coil condenser
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Bulky and uninspiring design

 Specifications

Capacity1 Ton
Condenser TypeCopper
Compressor TypeInverter
Cooling Capacity3450 W
Power Consumption1035 W
Star Rating3 Star

6. Carrier Ester Pro 5 Star

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Best Non-inverter, 1 Ton AC

The Carrier Ester Pro 5 Star 1T wins our pick for the best 1 Ton non-inverter Split AC owing to the 5-star 2017 BEE rating along with the high-quality copper coil condenser.

Carrier is an Indian air conditioning company that started its operation in 2012 and later started off a joint venture collaborating with Midea and has been manufacturing air conditioners from their plant in Haryana.

The Ester Pro 5 Star 1T, as the name suggests, is a value for money 1 Ton AC that works great for small sized rooms up to 90 sq.ft.

This air conditioner comes with a 5-star Bureau of Energy Efficiency Rating which means using this AC won’t rock your boat when the electricity bill comes at the end of the month.

Equipped with a small and noiseless rotary compressor, the cooling capacity of this air conditioner is 3500W with an energy consumption of 972W.

Relative to its tonnage, the cooling capacity is great with this air conditioner.

Carrier has decided to go with copper coil condenser with this unit which increases the efficiency and durability further. They uses R-22 (Difluoromethane) as the refrigerant here.

This air conditioner comes with unique leak detector feature that will automatically switch off the unit in case of refrigerant leakage.

The filter cleaning alerts that this AC issues at regular intervals will make sure the filter will remain clean without clogging up with dust and leading to a performance drop.

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Copper condenser coil
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5-star BEE Rating
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Automatic Leak detector
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Expensive

 Specifications

Capacity1 Ton
Condenser TypeCopper
Compressor TypeNon-Inverter
Cooling Capacity3500 W
Power Consumption972 W
Star Rating3 Star (2018)

7. Midea 12K Santis Pro

Best Value for Money Top Load Washing Machine
Cheapest 1 Ton AC

The Midea 12k Santis pro is a feature-rich affordable 1 ton AC priced aggressively at Rs. 20,999 that perfectly fits the requirements of cooling a small room/office space.

Midea is a Chinese electrical equipment manufacturer specializing in HVAC products around the globe.

The Midea 12K Santis Pro is a cheap 1-ton capacity non-inverter split AC suitable for a small room/office space with floor volume ranging from 100 – 200 sq.ft.

As a novelty, this AC comes with a sensor mounted remote that detects the temperature around the remote rather than the indoor unit, which is far less accurate.

This feature allows the unit to cool the interior much more precisely.

The leakage detector in this air-conditioner in case of a leakage detection of the refrigerant will automatically shut down the operation, preventing further damages to the system.

Auto-restart and in-built louver-memory will remember the position of the swing blades and the temperature in case of a power outage.

The AC will resume from this point when the power comes back on and saves time and energy consumption.

This air-conditioner has a respectable cooling capacity of 3500W at the expense of 972 W of energy consumption.

The company offers a 1-year warranty on the entire unit supplemented by a 5-year warranty cover on the compressor.

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Cheap AC
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Remote mounted sensor for better temperature detection
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3-star BEE 2018 rating
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100% copper condenser coil
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Not the most popular brand
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Limited service centers

 Specifications

Capacity1 Ton
Condenser TypeCopper
Compressor TypeNon-Inverter
Cooling Capacity3500 W
Power Consumption972 W
Star Rating3 Star

Final Thoughts

Here concludes our list of the best split AC’s under 1.5 ton capacity in the Indian market.

We have included 1.5-ton, 1.2 ton and 1 ton AC’s in this list so that you can choose the best AC based on your room size, number of people and budget constraints.

We hope you will find this article helpful in making your purchase decision.

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