Best Air Conditioners Under 1 Ton

by | Sep 25, 2018

With millions of people uplifted to the middle-class category every year, air conditioners are one of the fast-moving home appliance in the Indian market.

AC’s have become a must have appliance, especially in the summer time in every household. In this list, we have shortlisted 5 best air conditioners under 1 Ton capacity available in India considering the price, features and overall aesthetics.

To know more in detail, let’s jump into the article right away.

Best Air Conditioners Under 1 Ton

1. Whirlpool MagiCool 3SOverall Best Pick
2. Godrej GSC 12Best Power Efficient
3. LG JS-Q12PUXAHonorable Mention
4. Lloyd LS9AA3Best After Sales Support
5. MarQ FKAC103SFAValue for Money

1. Whirlpool MagiCool 3S

Overall Best Pick Under 1 Ton AC
Overall Best Pick
  • 100% copper condenser
  • Power twin rotary inverter compressor
  • 3-star BEE 2018 rating
Whirlpool is an American home appliance manufacturer famed for its refrigerators released back in the time in India.

The Whirlpool MagiCool 3S is a 0.8 Ton capacity inverter type air-conditioner loaded with features at an interesting price tag.

Copper condenser coil

The Whirlpool MagiCool 3S has 100% pure copper condenser coil which is much more efficient in cooling operation and assures maintenance free operation for a very long time.

This 0.8-ton split AC comes with a 3 Star BEE rating. For those who are concerned about blowing a hole in the pocket in terms of energy consumption.

Automatic temperature detection

Whirlpool’s patented sixth sense cooling technology detects the surrounding temperature and adjusts the optimal temperature accordingly without any manual intervention.

This saves energy and decreases the load on the compressor as well.

Inverter compressor

The inverter compressor ensures fast cooling as well as noiseless operation even under heavy loads.

Since the compressor never shuts down completely, the energy for full throttle wake up or shutdown is never required.

Cooling capacity and energy consumption

The Whirlpool Magicool 3S comes with a 3-star 2018 BEE rating for its energy efficiency.

This 0.8-ton split AC from Whirlpool comes with a built-in stabilizer to protect the air-conditioning unit from unexpected voltage fluctuations or a sudden spike in the electricity supply.

Miscellaneous

The MagiCool 3S has a cooling capacity of 2600 W at a rated electrical consumption of just 767 W.

The refrigerant used in this air-conditioning unit is R410A which is a coolant with zero ozone depletion potential.

Whirlpool India provides 1-year overall warranty on the unit supplemented by a 10-year warranty on the compressor as well as the 1-year warranty on the condenser.

If you are impressed by the features that this AC provides but want a different capacity choice, Whirlpool has got you covered.

The 2 Ton capacity Whirlpool MagiCool 3S comes at a price of Rs.45,990, the 1 ton variant at Rs.30,990 and the 1.5 ton variant priced at Rs.36,990.

Verdict

The Whirlpool Magicool 3S features a powerful twin rotary inverter compressor that will cool down your surroundings in no time, whatever be the outside temperature.

With pure copper type condenser inside, the cooling is much more efficient and durable for the long run.

The same model available in different sizes let you keep the existing features and upgrade to a much more improved refrigeration capacity.

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Intellisense inverter technology
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Power efficient
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Quick cooling
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Effective 12 years warranty
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R410A contributes to global warming

 Specifications

Capacity0.8, 1, 1.5, 2 Ton
Condenser TypeCopper
Compressor TypeTwin Rotary Inverter
Cooling Capacity2600 W
Power Consumption767 W
Star Rating3 Star (2018)

2. Godrej GSC 12

Best Under 1 Ton Power Efficient AC
Highly Power Efficient
  • Suited for small rooms/office
  • Highly energy efficient
  • Aluminium condenser
The Godrej GSC 12 is a 1 Ton inverter AC that comes certified as one of the most energy-efficient home appliances in the BEE ratings.

This small and compact 1 Ton AC might be the perfect companion for a small sized room with a maximum of two occupants.

Aluminum condenser

The intelligent air throw mechanism senses the room temperature and adjusts according to give you the best cooling experience.

The aluminium condenser, though not as efficient as copper one does its jobs without any noticeable degradation in the performance.

This air conditioning unit comes equipped with 3 Brushless DC motors, controlled by smart logic resulting in higher efficiency.

Eco-friendly refrigerant

The refrigerant used in this air-conditioner is R290 which has the absolute minimal global warming potential as well as zero ozone depletion potential.

The going green motto from OEM’s can’t get any better than this, we bet.

Miscellaneous features

The anti-dust filter on this device is removable and cleaned manually.

This feature will definitely come handy in Indian conditions where dust is like a daily guest and you will be forced to clean the filter unless you want to inhale it all.

Do you?

The silver ion filter inside the conditioning unit ensures microbe-free, uncontaminated air to be exhausted out of the vent.

Energy consumption and cooling capacity

This inverter AC has a cooling capacity of 3400W at a minimal power consumption of just 390W.

Godrej India offers a 1-year warranty on this 1-tonne inverter AC and an additional 10-year warranty on the compressor that will let you sleep with even more calmness and peace of mind.

If you are interested in a Godrej 1-ton AC with a copper condenser and a 5-star BEE 2017 rating which is equivalent to the 3-star 2018 BEE norms, you can choose the Godrej GSC 12 SFZH 5 RWPH priced at Rs. 28,490.

Verdict

Keeping aside the fact that this air conditioner doesn’t have a copper condenser, the Godrej GSC 12 with its 5-star BEE rating negates that downcoming,

With a zero ozone depletion potential refrigerant inside, not only does you keep the environment clean, but also saves the planet we live in.

If you have a small room/ office space to be cooled quite quickly without going high on electricity consumption, this air conditioner is a worthy choice.

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5-star BEE 2018 rating
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Silver-ion filter for microbial growth prevention
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Environment-friendly R290 refrigerant
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No copper condenser

 Specifications

Capacity1 Ton
Condenser TypeAluminium
Compressor TypeInverter
Cooling Capacity3400 W
Power Consumption890 W
Star Rating5 Star (2018)

3. LG JS-Q12PUXA

Branded AC under 1 Ton
Honourable Mention
  • Durable and solid build
  • Efficient cooling
  • Power efficiency and silent operation
LG is a South Korean conglomerate that has been playing in the Indian market along with Samsung.

The JS-Q12PUXA is LG’s take on entry-level air conditioners market which has been launched recently in the Indian market.

Miscellaneous

The LG JS-Q12PUXA is a 1 Ton air conditioner that can cool small rooms pretty quickly.

This air conditioner boasts an indoor sound level of about 27dB which is one the lowest in the market at present.

LG has used R410a refrigerant in this AC.

Copper condenser and dual rotary compressor

Copper coil condenser surrounded by gold fins ensure the components are anti-corrosive and will withstand the test of time pretty much without any hassle.

Dual rotary compressors are employed to increase the temperature span that the AC can achieve thereby providing the customer with a wide temperature range choice that suits his needs.

LG has included low refrigerant detection that will make sure the refrigerant levels are optimum.

Energy consumption and cooling capacity

The JS-Q12PUXA has a maximum cooling capacity of 3500W at a rated energy consumption of 1140W.

In case of a shortage, the system will automatically detect that and alert the user before any serious damage might happen.

LG’s patented Himalaya Cool Technology will help the AC to cool the surrounding pretty quickly.

Verdict

The brand value of LG itself will exude confidence in the consumers due to the reliability and performance of the products that the company introduced in the past.

If you don’t mind the budget and want a long lasting air conditioner that wont break a sweat in cooling your room, this is one of the best available right now.

The LG JS-Q12PUXA is packed with features that not only increases the performance but also ensures that the product last long enough for the customers to have a value for money experience buying this device.

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Gold finned anti-corrosive condenser
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Wider temperature span
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Low refrigerant detection
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Expensive

 Specifications

Capacity1 Ton
Condenser TypeCopper
Compressor TypeInverter
Cooling Capacity3500 W
Power Consumption1140 W
Star Rating3 Star (2018)

4. Lloyd LS9AA3

Best after Sales Support
Best After Sales Support
  • 100% copper condenser
  • Energy efficient operation
  • Small form factor
Lloyd LS9AA3 is a compact split air conditioner that is designed to suit rooms or office spaces less than 90 sq.ft.

Loaded with features under the hood, this product delivers an excellent performance when it comes to airconditioning closed spaces.

Build quality and design

The Lloyd LS9AA3 is designed to occupy as minimal space as it can because it has to be fitted on a relatively small space.

The rounded corners looks so attractive compared to the sharp boxy designs of some air conditioners available in the market.

The intelligent LED status display indicators are seamlessly integrated with the front panel that lights up only when necessary.

Copper condenser

Having a copper condenser inside a refrigeration unit provides two main advantages – durability and quick cooling.

The Lloyd LS9AA3 is one of the few budget air conditioners featuring a 100% copper condenser under 1 tonne capacity category.

Powerful rotary compressor

The rotary compressor operates silently and delivers a great cooling experience overall.

This air conditioner can easily cool the room from above 35 degrees to 20 degrees just under 5 minutes.

Lloyd also provides a 5 year extended warranty on this compressor if something unfortunate happens.

Miscellaneous features

The night mode feature on this air conditioner will turn off the display and leaves no trace of light in the dark to disturb your sleep.

Indian houses may not be always cleans as there are a lot of chances to get the dust inside, be it from the wind or from kids walking inside the room from the dust.

This dust might enter the air stream from the air conditioner and cause breathing related problems.

But with the Lloyd LS9AA3, the dust filter will trap the dust from entering inside and keeps the air stream clean and fresh.

Lloyd ACs comes with self diagnosis feature that will run tests on itself and if any faults occur will notify you instantly.

Energy consumption and cooling capacity

The Lloyd LS9AA3 has a 3-star BEE 2017 rating when it comes to energy efficiency.

This air conditioner has a cooling capacity of 2664 W at a rated energy consumption of 810W.

Verdict

Lloyd provides the best customer service in terms of after sales service. The company knows for its quick response is a league apart from many of the major brands in the market.

If you are planning to have an AC fitted inside a small room under 90 sq.ft, this is a wise choice mainly because of its 100% pure copper condenser and the after sales support.

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Elegant design
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Night mode
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Self diagnosis feature
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No anti-bacterial filter

 Specifications

Capacity0.8 tonne
Condenser TypeCopper
Compressor TypeRotary
Cooling Capacity810 W
Power Consumption2664 W
Star Rating3-star BEE 2017 rating

5. MarQ FKAC103SFA

Value for Money AC
Value for Money AC
  • 100% copper condenser
  • Quick cooling
  • Night mode
MarQ is a subsidiary introduced by the E-commerce giant Flipkart targeting consumers who are looking for home appliances that won’t cost a fortune.

The MarQ FKAC103SFA is a 1 tonne split air conditioner that comes with features that gives expensive models a tight competition in terms of performance and build quality.

Design and build quality

The MarQ FKAC103SFA has an aesthetically pleasing design with snow white colour supplemented by the premium looking golden accents on the sides.

Made of a combination of plastics and fibre, the build quality of this refrigerator is decent for its asking price.

Since the entire body is made of plastic and fibre, there is no tension regarding corrosion or rust occurring in the due course of time.

Condenser and compressor

This budget split air conditioner features a copper condenser inside.

Copper condensers does perform better than the aluminium or alloy counterparts in any given situation.

The fixed rotary compressor inside operates silently and cools the surroundings pretty quickly with the turbo mode operation.

Miscellaneous features

The humidity regulation and control feature in this air conditioner prevents fungal growth in the AC compartments and keeps the air fresh and clean.

The dedicated sleep mode on this AC not only does switch off the display light but also adjusts the temperature levels accordingly to ensure maximum energy savings.

Energy consumption and cooling capacity

The Flipkart MarQ FKAC103SFA has a 3-star BEE 2018 energy efficiency rating.

The rotary compressor inside has a cooling capacity of 3480 W rated at 982 W of energy.

Verdict

It is a great thing considering that this budget air conditioner comes with a copper condenser and good energy efficiency at such a low price point.

Added features such as humidity control and night mode makes this a solid deal for under Rs.20,000.

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Affordable
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Stylish design
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Humidity control
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Outdoor unit is a bit noisy

 Specifications

Capacity1 Tonne
Condenser TypeCopper
Compressor TypeRotary
Cooling Capacity3480 W
Power Consumption982 W
Star Rating3-star BEE 2018 rating

Final Thoughts

This concludes the list of the 5 best air conditioners in India under 1 Ton capacity.

We have excluded Non-inverter AC’s except 1 from this list as they are becoming obsolete because of their high maintenance costs and energy consumption.

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