During the hot summer weather, you always crave an AC just to feel cool and at home. And if you are reading this blog, it means you have already decided to buy one, but the question now is: Which one?
Out of the many brands in the market, Bluestar, Carrier, and Daikin are the most popular. Each brand offers different types of ACs, out of which we have selected the six products we loved the most! Read on to why they are the best.
Are you in a hurry and won’t be able to read the entire article, yet want to know which product is the best?
We highly recommend the Carrier 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC for its high cooling efficiency and multiple features.
It is an energy-efficient AC and has a Flexicool Technology which can adjust its power consumption as per the requirements.
Our recommendation for window AC is Blue Star 0.75 Ton 3 Star Rating Window AC.
We loved some of its features like the anti-freeze technology and the self-error detection. It also offers four different cooling modes which make it one of the most energy-efficient window ACs on our list!
If you want to know more about why we recommend these products, read on!
|Cooling Capacity||Good cooling capacity||Excellent cooling capacity, better than most brands||Good cooling capacity|
|Warranty||1-year AC warranty, 5-10 year compressor warranty||1-year AC warranty, 4-5 year compressor warranty||1-year AC warranty, 5-10 year compressor warranty|
|Noise Level||Lowest noise levels||Average noise levels.||Highest noise levels|
|Customer Service||Excellent after-sales service, with a wide support network||No wide service network, good after-sales support||No wide service network, excellent after-sales support in major cities|
|Price||Reasonably priced||Priced on the higher side||Moderately priced|
Carrier VS Daikin VS Bluestar Split AC review:
Let us compare split ACs from the three brands to know which one fares better!
1) Carrier 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC
This Split AC by Carrier has amazing features that make it one of the best split ACs. Being a 5-star energy rated AC with an ISEER value of 4.60, its annual energy consumption is only 888.75 units, which makes it a very energy efficient AC.
It is suitable for rooms of 111 to 150 sq. ft as it is a 1.5-ton air conditioner.
It comes with Flexicool Technology, which personalizes the cooling based on the weather conditions and personal requirements. The technology offers you 4 cooling capacities, which you can adjust to have maximum energy savings and also keep your expenses in check.
It is also equipped with various other features like dual-filter technology, Instacool technology and AquaClear Protection.
It comes with a 1-year product warranty, a 1-year condenser warranty, and a 10-year warranty on the compressor.
2) Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC
Our list would be incomplete without featuring a Daikin Air Conditioner. Known worldwide for their energy-efficient products, Daikin is one of the leading air conditioner manufacturers in the world.
We love this Daikin AC for a number of its features. First of all, this air conditioner is a complete package of energy efficiency. It is also 5-star energy rated AC with an ISEER value of 4.7., with an energy consumption of 824 units per year,
Even though it comes with a comparatively low tonnage of 1.5 tons, it can easily cool a room of 250 sq. ft. in 15 minutes if there is no direct sunlight.
While we are on the topic of its energy efficiency, its Neo Spring Inverter deserves a mention. It ensures smooth, quiet, and noise-free operation of the air conditioner by keeping the vibrations and friction of the compressor in check. It also prevents any leakage of the refrigerant gas.
Features like an inbuilt stabilizer and 100% copper compressor make it low maintenance while also not requiring any external components like a stabilizer.
It also has interesting features like an auto error detector, which displays an error code if something is wrong with the AC, and Econo mode controls the power consumption of the air conditioner if it is connected to a circuit that other appliances also share.
The Daikin Air Conditioner comes with a warranty of 1-year, with the compressor having a 10-year warrant
3) Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC
The BlueStar 1.5 Ton 5-star AC comes with inverter technology, which can control power consumption by changing the speed of the compressor according to the temperature of the room.
With a capacity of 1.5 tons, it is suitable for medium-sized rooms of up to 165 sq. ft.
It has an energy rating of 5 stars and an ISEER value of 4.66, it has one of the lowest annual energy consumption at 836.04 units.
The condenser is also coated with hydrophilic bluefin, which protects it from moisture and prevents corrosion. Its automatic 4D swing ensures that your room is uniformly cooled by directing the airflow in all four directions. The louvers also come with a wide angle which helps the AC cool every corner of your room.
The Smart Detection Technology is very helpful in finding any issues with your air conditioner. It self diagnoses any problems within itself and alerts you with an error sign in the display. The self-clean technology keeps the AC clean and tidy.
It comes with a 1-year of product warranty and offers a warranty of 1-year on the condenser and 10 years on the compressor.
Carrier VS Daikin VS Bluestar Window AC review:
1) Blue Star 0.75 Ton 3 Star Rating Window AC
This BlueStar air conditioner is one of the best choices you can make for a window AC. Though it is fit for a small room of about 80 to 100 sq. ft, It offers an excellent cooling efficiency.
It has an energy rating of 3 stars and an ISEER value of 2.97 and has an energy consumption of 650.25 units every year.
The condenser is covered with hydrophilic bluefin which ensures that there is no accumulation of water in the AC and keeps it dust-free and improves the cooling performance.
The anti-freeze thermostat prevents frost formation on the heat exchanger, which could be potentially problematic when it is running at its coldest temperature. The anti-freeze thermostat is implemented on the indoor coil which turns on the compressor once the required temperature is attained.
The PCB board also comes with a metal enclosure. This prevents overheating which can cause damage to the electrical components.
It also offers 4 different cooling modes namely low, medium, high, and auto, which lets you adjust the speed of the fan. Also, if there is any fault in the air conditioner, it can self-diagnose and let you know there is a fault, so you can take immediate action.
The AC comes with a 1-year product warranty and a 5-year warranty on the compressor.
2) Carrier 1.5 Ton 3 Star Window AC
This window air conditioner by Carrier delivers on its promise of exceptional cooling and performance.
It is a 1.5 ton AC which suits a medium-sized room of approximately 150 sq. ft. This feature-packed AC comes with interesting modes:
- Sleep Mode that controls the temperature of the AC to give you an undisturbed sleep at night.
- The Dry Mode works great in this AC and is perfect for rainy days where the humidity is high. It effectively clears the room of excess humidity giving you a cool and fresh surrounding.
- Super Turbo Mode can be used when you need instant and effective cooling.
- Energy Saving Mode helps save the AC use energy judiciously while keeping your electricity bill to the minimum.
It has an energy rating of 3-stars and an ISEER value of 3.0. It has an annual energy consumption of 1315.98 units. Since it is a 3-star AC, it isn’t as energy efficient as a 5-star AC, so that is a downside.
The AC comes with an additional installation charge of Rs. 1000 plus taxes.
It comes with a 1-year AC warranty and a 5-year compressor warranty.
3) Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Window AC
This AC is also one of the best among window ACs. With an ISEER rating of 2.19 and yearly power consumption of 1195 units, this 5-star energy-rated AC is a very energy efficient one.
It uses the R32 refrigerant gas which is known for its cooling efficiency. This in turn ensures power saving. It has a normal rotary compressor.
It also ensures uniform cooling of the room as its special technology enables airflow in all 4 directions. It also has a sleep-off timer, which cuts off the compressor once your room has reached the desired temperature.
The AC does not have an inbuilt stabilizer. To prevent any damage to your AC due to power fluctuation, it is advised to connect the air conditioner to an external stabilizer.
It also has an Rs. 1100 charge for installation, with additional charges for other components and services that might be required to install this AC.
The air conditioner comes with a warranty of 1-year while the compressor warranty is of 4 years.
How to choose between window and split AC?
We have reviewed both window ACs as well as split ACs. Before you choose any air conditioner, there are a few points you should consider:
The number of units:
A window AC is made up of one single unit. Usually, it is placed in a cavity with a part of it facing outside while the other part faces inside.
On the other hand, split AC contains two units. One is the outdoor unit consisting of expansion valves, compressor, and condenser. This unit is situated outside your room and is connected to the indoor unit manually. It works on pushing the air to the outside.
The indoor unit is the unit you fix in your room. It consists of an evaporator, cooling fan, and capillary tube. This unit works to cool the air in your room.
A split AC fares much better than a window AC in terms of looks. They are sleek and stylish and usually located at the upper portion of the wall. Window ACs usually appear bulky since they comprise one single large unit.
Window ACs are noisier than split ACs. This is because the outdoor part of the window AC is connected to the indoor part. Since all the components are in a single place, you can constantly hear the noise.
Split ACs on the other hand are more silent. The noise that the outdoor component makes can’t be heard inside your room. This can make the overall experience more peaceful and calm.
Though sometimes split ACs consume more energy, usually the energy consumption is dependent on the energy star rating, tonnage, and ISEER value. So, for ACs with similar values, the energy consumption is also similar.
Due to the two components in a split AC, the maintenance requires a skilled professional. Whereas, due to the compact design of a window AC, it requires low maintenance.
Usually split ACs cost more than window ACs. But, you should also take into consideration the brand of the AC as the cost can vary from brand to brand.
We have seen the six best products from three different brands. When choosing an AC, the star rating, tonnage as well as different other factors are needed to be considered.
Each brand has its own advantages as well as disadvantages. We hope that by reading about each air conditioner in detail, you can find an air conditioner that you love!