Best Inverter Air Conditioners In India

by | Jul 2, 2018

Inverter AC’s are the new wave sweeping the air conditioner market currently. Due to the high energy efficiency of these, many people prefer to own an inverter AC despite its high initial price.

That’s why we have compiled a list of the best inverter AC’s currently on sale in the Indian market. We have included 1.5 Ton and 1 Ton AC’s in this list along with a few budget options and a premium choice.

Without any further ado, here are the 6 best inverter AC’s you can buy right now.

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 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.

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


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

2. Godrej GSC 12

Best Under 1 Ton Power Efficient AC
Runner-up 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.

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)

3. Voltas 173V JZJ

Best Power Efficient Fully Automatic Top Load Washing Machines in India
Value For Money Pick

The Voltas 173V JZJ features a highly efficient twin rotary compressor that has increased cooling capacity. This coupled with its highly energy efficient silent operation makes it to the list of top inverter AC’s 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 173V JZJ is a 1.4-tonne 3-star BEE 2018 rated inverter type air conditioner that perfectly fits small room with floor space ranging from 120 to 180 sq.ft.

The copper condenser coils aides in better heat transfer and lasts longer when compared with its aluminium counterpart.

This 1.4-tonne 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 1116W 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 more capacity, there is the Voltas 183 JZJ priced at Rs. 27,999.

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


Capacity1.5 Ton
Condenser TypeCopper
Compressor TypeInverter
Cooling Capacity5050 W
Power Consumption1116 W
Star Rating3 Star (2018)

4. Samsung AR12NV3HLTR

Best budget 2 ton ac
Best Quality Compressor

The durable and high performing 8 pole compressor and an alloy coil condenser make this air conditioner a perfect match for cooling low volume rooms under 90 sq.ft.

Samsung is an industry leading home appliance manufacturer, who makes great products with innovative features.

The Samsung AR12NV3HLTR is a 1 Ton AC that can be used for small sized rooms ranging from 80 sq.ft to 90 sq.ft.

This product has been certified with a 3-star BEE rating for the excellent energy efficiency it features.

Samsung uses R410a refrigerant with this air conditioner that is more environment-friendly than the conventional R-22 variant.

This air conditioner has a maximum cooling capacity of 3200W at a minimal energy consumption rate of 1060W.

The AR12NV3HLTR uses an alloy coil condenser that is on par with the performance of copper coil condensers.

The 8 pole compressor increases the overall durability of the air conditioner.

The heat exchanger inside the AR12NV3HLTR is specially coated to resist corrosion. This greatly enhances the heat transfer rate over the time which otherwise usually reduces with corrosion.

Surge protection is built into the air conditioner that protects the system form unforeseen voltage fluctuations.

If you are in search of a 5-star rated Samsung inverter AC and doesn’t mind the slight bump in the price, the Samsung AR12NV5HLTR will do the job offering all the features mentioned above at a price of Rs. 35,999.

Corrosion resistant
Built in surge protection
Relatively low cooling capacity


Capacity1 Ton
Condenser TypeAlloy
Compressor TypeInverter
Cooling Capacity3200 W
Power Consumption1060 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)

6. 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

Final Thoughts

This concludes our list of inverter AC’s we feel are the best in India right now. For your convenience, we have categorized the list according to the varying capacity and features.

As AC’s between 1 Ton and 1.5 Ton capacity are the most sought after choices, we have mainly tried to include the best in them. You can get an even better idea about air conditioners with the help of a buying guide here.

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