Risen temperature, Hot air, and humid days. When talking about Indian summers this is what pops up in your head first.
Well, the summer in India has its own significance and is not only about these factors. But you won’t deny the fact that somewhere these effects are bothersome.
The temperature sometimes also rises above 40’C and the earth heats up like a pan. This makes it difficult to step out of the house and go to work or even do our daily chores.
That is why you want to feel better at least when at home. And thanks to technology this is possible if you install an Air conditioner at your home.
As the temperature increases every year due to the increasing global warming and pollution, an Air conditioner is no more considered a luxury and has become a necessity for every house in India.
An Air conditioner removes the heat and humidity inside your house (inside the enclosed space where installed) and provides you cool air making the indoor environment pleasant.
So, since the summers are approaching, you might want to buy an AC for your house or might want to replace the old one.
Moreover, there are many Air conditioner brands available in the market. But Daikin, Hitachi, and O general are some of the top-selling ones in the Indian market.
Still, it can be confusing to choose the best product for your home. So, we have come up with a list of the 6 best products from these brands and the differences among them considering all their features.
Are you in hurry and won’t be able to read the entire article? but still, want to know which product is the best?
We recommend you to choose the Daikin 1.5-ton Inverter Split AC(Copper, FTKG50TV, White)
This AC will leave you amazed with its features. Some of it’s best features are Coanda Airflow and Auto error detection.
If you want to know more about why we are recommending this product, you can continue reading the article.
|Cooling Capacity||One of the best qualities of Daikin Air Conditioner is its cooling capacity. However, it is not as good as O General Air Conditioners cooling power||Though Hitachi Air Conditioners have good cooling power but not better than Daikin and O General.||O General Air Conditioners are mainly known for their cooling power. And its cooling capacity is better than Daikin and Hitachi both.|
|Warranty||Generally, one year on AC, 4-5 Years on compressor.||Generally, 1-2 Years on AC, 5 years on compressor.||Generally, one year on AC, 5 years on compressor.|
|Noise Level||Daikin ACs are quietest.||Hitachi ACs are a little noisy.||O General ACs are the noisiest when compared to the Hitachi and Daikin ACs.|
|Customer Service||Daikin provides good after sales services but its service network is not as wide as Hitachi's service network.||Hitachi is the best when it comes to customer service in comparison with Daikin and O General.||O General lacks in customer service O General will not meet your expectations when it comes to customer sevice as they do not have a strong service network.|
|Price||Daikin ACs come with some unique features and are known for manufacturing best quality products. Therefore, their prices are quite high.||Hitachi is a hot-selling AC brand and it does not compromise on its quality but its prices are more affordable than Daikin and Hitachi.||O General ACs are the most expensive ones in comparison with Daikin and Hitachi. But you won't regret paying a hefty amount as they come with robust built that makes them long lasting.|
Daikin Vs Hitachi Vs O General Split AC
1) Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC
Daikin ranks first on our list because of its strong build and energy efficiency. If you are talking about Air conditioners you can not exclude Daikin from the list. Daikin is a Japanese brand known worldwide for making the best Air conditioners. It is also one of the fastest-growing Air conditioner brands in India.
This Daikin AC comes with a 5-star energy rating and its annual energy consumption is 824 units. The ISEER value of the Ac is 4.7. Since this is an inverter AC it also minimizes your electricity bills.
Although this Air conditioner is 1.5 ton it can properly cool a 200–250 Sq.ft room. It just takes 15 min to cool a room if there’s no direct sunlight falling in.
The AC has some great features like Coanda Airflow technology. This technology ensures that the air doesn’t fall directly on your head instead is steered upwards distributing the air equally in all the corners of the room.
Another highlight of the AC is it’s Neo swing Inverter compressor. This reduces the vibration and friction of the compressor resulting in smooth, quiet, and efficient operation preventing leakage of refrigerant gas.
This Air conditioner comes with an inbuilt stabilizer and therefore you do not have to depend on an external stabilizer. The condenser of this AC is made up of a 100% copper coil. This helps in better cooling and requires low maintenance.
One more feature that makes it more convenient to use is its Auto error detector. The code related to the error is displayed on the remote screen. This makes it easy to detect any error in your AC.
There are more interesting features in this AC like its Econo mode. With the help of this mode, you can control the power consumption of your AC when many electrical devices share the same electrical circuit.
The Air conditioner comes with a 1-year warranty on the product, 1 year on the condenser, 5 years warranty on PCB, and 10 years warranty on the compressor.
The smell-proof operation, good sleep off timer, power chill operation are also some of its impressive features.
The only drawback is its expensive price with 1500 rs extra installation charges.
We agree that you’ll have to pay a hefty amount when buying this product but this AC will save you a lot of money once installed. Moreover, this product will never disappoint you with its performance.
2) Hitachi 1.5 ton 5-star Inverter Split AC
Hitachi is among the most renowned brands when it comes to Air conditioners and needs no introduction. Hitachi has a wide range of products but we have chosen this product because of its great functioning and durability. It has a 5-star energy rating. Its annual energy consumption is 897 units and the ISEER value is 4.55.
This AC is ideal for a 150 -180 sq ft sized room (a medium-sized room). The compressor of this AC is designed in such a way that it can adjust its power and speed based on the heat load.
The AC can cool your room on extremely hot days, even if the temperature rises to 52’C. This AC has got wide angle deflectors. As a result of this air flows in all directions of your room and cools the room uniformly. It uses soft dry technology and keeps the room free from any kind of odor.
The AC comes without a stabilizer. This protects your AC from voltage fluctuation ranging from 160V to 225V. The copper coils of the condenser are inner grooved. This increases the durability of the copper condenser coils and prevents them from rust and corrosion. It also provides good cooling with low maintenance.
One of its special features is its filter clean indicator that reminds you to clean your filter at regular intervals. It is eco-friendly as it uses refrigerant gas R410A which has zero ozone depletion potential.
This Hitachi Air Conditioner has 2 years warranty, 10 years on the compressor, 5 years on the PCB.
The only downside of this product is, it does not have a temperature display, and it also does not have a power plug to supply wire.
But considering the rest of its impressive features, you can ignore these minor issues.
3) O General Split 3 Star 1.5 Ton Air conditioner(White)
O General is one of the oldest Air conditioner brands known in the market. It is a Japanese brand but its manufacturing unit is located in Thailand. We have chosen this product on our list because of its super good cooling capacity.
The O general Split 3 star AC is a non-inverter AC. Although it is a non-inverter AC you need not worry about the electricity bill as it gives you effective cooling in very little time. As a result of this, you won’t feel the need to run the AC all the time and this will save your electricity bills.
It is suitable for a 150–200 sq ft room. Its power consumption is 1450 W and comes with 3- star BEE energy rating.
The AC comes with a hyper tropical rotary compressor. This gives more effective cooling than a conventional rotary compressor. Also, its condenser coils are made up of copper ensuring easy maintenance and durability.
This AC uses Coanda Airflow technology helping in cooling the room uniformly and preventing the cool air from directly falling on your head.
An Anti-dust filter is important in any Air conditioner to purify the air. With this Air conditioner, you don’t need to worry as it has got one. This also helps in the better performance of your Air conditioner as well as increases the life span of your AC.
Another highlight of this product is its Auto-restart mode. In case if your power goes off, you need not worry. The air conditioner will restart itself as soon as the power comes back in the same mode. The sleep mode changes the temperature of your room by some degrees during the night to maintain proper room temperature providing a comfortable sleep. The product uses R410A refrigerant gas which is eco friendly.
The company gives a 1-year warranty on the product and 5 years warranty on the condenser as well as the compressor.
However, the only complaint we could find from a few users is about the after-sales service.
Now that we have seen the three best split AC available from the brands Daikin, Hitachi, and O General, let us see the three best window AC available from these brands.
Daikin Vs Hitachi Vs O General Window Air conditioners
1) Hitachi 1.5 Ton 5 Star Window AC
As we know that Hitachi is a reputed brand, you will never regret buying any product from this brand. This Hitachi 1.5 Ton Star Window AC is a non-inverter AC and it is a perfect fit for a 180–200 sq ft sized room.
Its annual power consumption is 1220 units which is around 0.76 units per hour. The ISEER value of this product is 3.35.
This 5 star AC comes with a rotary compressor. The tubes and pipes of this Ac are made up of 100% copper. However, the condenser is not made up of copper.
This product comes with some great features like Auto climate change technology, Auto power save mode, Auto-restart mode, Dry mode, and Extra heat exchanger mode. All these features make it very convenient to use this product.
The Air conditioner comes with an anti-bacterial filter. This purifies the air by trapping all contaminants as well as the dust in it. An anti-bacterial filter also improves the cooling performance of an AC.
It’s filter clean indicator reminds you to clean the filter if it needs to be cleaned.
The noise level of the AC is 50 dB and its airflow rate is 450 cubic meters per hour. The price of this product is also quite reasonable as well as the installation price is pretty less which is around 700 Rs.
Hitachi gives 5 years warranty on the compressor while a one-year warranty on the AC. The only drawback is that is a bit noisy rest this product is highly recommended if you are looking for a window AC.
2) O General AXGT18FHTC Window 3 star 1.5 Ton Air Conditioner
This O General AC is a non-inverter AC. It comes with a 3-Star energy rating. Its annual energy consumption is 1800 W and its ISEER rating 2.98. The air conditioner is a perfect fit for 170–200 sq ft. This AC can cool a medium-sized room within 10 min ( without sunlight).
The AC has an Advanced Hyper tropical Rotary compressor. The condenser is made up of 100 % copper which provides the best in class, energy-efficient cooling and making it easy to maintain. It uses R410A refrigerant gas and hence it is eco-friendly.
This Ac comes with an anti-dust filter. Its special features include sleep mode, turbo mode, and Auto restart. The company gives a 1-year warranty on the product and 5 years warranty on the compressor. This AC gives you effective cooling and is a long-lasting product.
If the electricity in your area fluctuates often then you might need a stabilizer but if not then you can use it even without a stabilizer. The AC comes with wireless remote control. The noise level of this AC is 53dB and therefore, it is a bit noisy.
3) Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Window AC
This Daikin 1.5 Ton Window AC is a non-inverter AC. Its annual power consumption is 1195 units and it is a 5-star energy rating AC. Its ISEER value is 2.19.
It comes with a normal rotary compressor. The AC has 100% grooved copper coils which provide good cooling and require less maintenance. It uses R32 refrigerant gas which ensures cooling efficiency and saves power. In this AC you will need to use a good stabilizer to prevent your AC from damage due to voltage fluctuation.
This Ac only contains a dust filter. This AC cools your room uniformly as it has got swings that can flow the air in all 4 directions.
The AC comes with a 1-year warranty while the compressor comes with 4 years warranty. It is overall a good product which provides efficient cooling and is quite long-lasting because of its strong built.
How Split AC’s and Window AC’s are different from each other
In this article, we have seen both the types of Air conditioners, the Split AC’s as well as the Window AC’s. But when looking for an Air conditioner the first confusion that arises is - Which type of Air conditioner is better and which one should we go for?
Well, both of these Air conditioners work on the same principle but have some different characteristics and therefore, are used at different places. So let’s see the differences
No of units
Split AC’s basically have 2 units, one is the indoor unit, and the other one is the outdoor unit. The indoor unit gives you cool air and is installed inside the room. It consists of a Capillary tube, a cooling fan, and an Evaporator. While the outdoor unit throws out the hot air and is installed outside the room. The outdoor unit consists of a Condenser, Compressor, and expansion valves.
Window ACs, on the other hand, are made up of a single unit comprising all its components.
When talking about looks Split AC’s are more aesthetically pleasing than Window AC’s and will surely enhance the look of your room.
The indoor units of Split ACs are quiet because the compressor is placed in the outdoor unit. Whereas the Window ACs are a bit noisy as the compressor is positioned in the same unit.
The energy consumption of both types of ACs with the same energy ratings is almost similar. However, Split ACs might sometimes consume a bit more electricity.
The maintenance of Split AC requires a proper technician while the maintenance of a Window AC is comparatively easy due to its compact design.
The split ACs are usually 10–20% costlier than the Window AC. Moreover, when talking about cost the brand also matters
- All three brands that we have mentioned in this article are known worldwide for manufacturing the best quality products. And in the reviews, we could see that the users are satisfied with the performances of these products and there no serious complaints regarding the qualities of these products. Therefore, it can be a tricky task to choose the best one.
- Moreover, we know that no product can be perfect, and every product somewhere has its own shortcomings. But when choosing an Air conditioner the cooling capacity, energy efficiency, and noise level are some of the factors you should check for.
- Hope by discussing all the features of the products from these brands we have made it easier for you to choose.