Best Air Conditioners Under 1 Ton

by | Jul 2, 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. Sansui SS4C34Best Budget Pick
3. Godrej GSC 12Best Power Efficient Pick
4. Midea 12K Santis ProCheap and Value for Money
5. LG JS-Q12PUXAHonourable Mention

1. Whirlpool MagiCool 3S

Overall Best Pick Under 1 Ton AC
Overall Best Pick

The Whirlpool MagiCool 3S with its 100% copper condenser and inverter technology offers a pleasant cooling experience without the fear of excessive electricity charges, thanks to its high power efficient operation.

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.

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, don’t worry.

All the AC’s rated at 5 Star till 2017 are now rated at 3 Star because of new government regulations and AC’s in new 5 Star ratings are very few and very expensive.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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


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

2. Sansui SS4C34

Best Budget AC Under 1 Ton
Best Budget Pick

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.

Affordable price tag
Copper coil condenser
Bulky and uninspiring design


Capacity1 Ton
Condenser TypeCopper
Compressor TypeInverter
Cooling Capacity3450 W
Power Consumption1035 W
Star Rating3 Star (2018)

3. Godrej GSC 12

Best Under 1 Ton Power Efficient AC
Best Power Efficient Pick

The Godrej GSC 12 is best suited for a small room or office space with minimal occupancy. The 5-star BEE 2018 rating does make it one of the most energy efficient pick of the lot.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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

4. Midea 12K Santis Pro

Best Value for Money Under 1 Ton AC
Cheap and Value for Money

The Midea 12k Santis pro is a feature-rich affordable 1-tonne split AC priced aggressively at Rs. 20,999 that perfectly fits the requirements for 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.

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


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


Branded AC under 1 Ton
Honourable Mention

Powerful dual rotary compressor along with the durable gold finned copper condenser adds value to the already great package of being one of the best LG inverter AC’s in the market.

LG is a South Korean conglomerate that has been playing in the Indian market along with Samsung for decade.

The JS-Q12PUXA is LG’s entry in the entry-level air conditioner market that has been launched recently in India.

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.

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

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.

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.

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


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

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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