Air conditioners have become part of our everyday lives and many people say they can’t live without one in their house.
The problem, however, arises when they really don’t know the best air conditioner to pick that suits their needs.
When picking the best air conditioner take into account factors like the size of your room and your budget. Also very important to note is the energy efficiency and the customer care service by the company you want to buy from. Make sure you buy from a reputable company.
With that said let us review some of the best 1.5 ton split AC on the market;
The Best 1.5 Ton Split AC: Voltas 1.5ton star 185EYR
Volta 1.5 ton star air is one of the top rated split AC on the market. One of its most highlighting features is that it can cool an entire room completely in as less as about 20 minutes.
Furthermore, it’s a powerful machine and is capable of keeping even larger spaces cool, which is usually a challenge for some of the cheaper products out there. Fortunately, however, its power doesn’t come with the downside of noisiness, as it works very quietly and you wouldn’t find it annoying at all.
Boasting a full 5-star energy rating, you can be sure of getting the best value you can from an air conditioner. If you have been putting off your decision to buy an AC due to the exorbitantly high power costs, then you will likely be pleased with how much the Voltas 185EYR helps you save.
The durability is not a problem either, with its outer body being designed to withstand all types of weather challenges. It also features a dust and anti-fungal filter.
A rather pretty smart feature it comes with is that you can put in on sleep mode and activate the auto restart, which allows you to make it automatically start cooling the room at a preset time of your choice.
The LED display further adds to its feature set, and lets you keep a track of all the important information you need to control the cooling exactly how you want to.
The customer service of Voltas is pretty impressive, and if you buy this product from Amazon or Flipkart, you will have a technician install it for free in your house.
Finally, it also comes in a beautiful design so if you have had your home’s interior designed recently, you will likely how well it blends with the overall design.
Best Inverter Split AC: CARRIER 1.5 Ton CAI18EK3C8F0
First things first, let us tell you that it’s a 3 star inverter AC, which means it’s not as energy efficient as the other products on this list, including the non-inverter ones with a 3 star rating.
That said, if you don’t mind slightly higher power bills, then the Carrier CAI18EK3C8F0 still makes a great choice.
Although it comes from one of the newer brands, it’s one of the most innovative split ACs in India and comes with tons of advanced features. Here’s a quick look at some of the more impressive ones:
- Stabilizer free operation: This feature means that the CAI18EK3C8F0 is great at handling power voltage fluctuations, without the need for a stabilizer which would cost you a considerable amount. It can work pretty well with a very broad power voltage range of 150 to 280 watts, even at temperatures of up to 48 degrees.
- Auto restart: Just like some of the other advanced split ACs on our list, the CAI18EK3C8F0 can be made to automatically turn on at a later time.
- Follow me functionality: Didn’t we say it’s the most advanced split AC you can buy in India? Well, the follow me functionality is a very unique function where the remote control has a sensor that attracts the cooling from the AC. So as long as you keep the remote control near to where you are, you would experience a comfortable, precise cooling.
- Sleep mode: Just like the other ACs on this list, the CAI18EK3C8F0 too adjust the temperature according to your body’s temperature when you’re sleeping to keep the environment perfectly comfortable for you throughout the night.
- PM 2.5 filter: This is basically something that will prevent any bacterial accumulation, keeping the environment both comfortable and safe for you.
- There are other features as well such as dehumidifier, auto clean system and more that paves the way for a very relaxing environment and doesn’t make you feel suffocated at all even in completely isolated rooms.
As you can see in the image above, the Carrier CAI18EK3C8F0 actually comes with two units as you can see. The bigger one is the outdoor unit, which is responsible for managing the voltage fluctuations and ensuring a higher durability, while the indoor (AC) unit performs its job of offering superior cooling and ensuring a comfortable comfortable, cool environment.
The copper condenser comes with an impressive 10-year warranty, which speaks volumes about the trust Carrier has in its product.
As far as the cooling is concerned, then there’s probably nothing in this price range that can come close to offering what the Carrier CAI18EK3C8F0 does. This is because while most other split ACs take about 10 to 20 minutes to fully cool a room, the CAI18EK3C8F0 takes just about 5 minutes.
The cooling itself is very good and you would feel like it’s the peak of winter if you set it at 17 degrees, even when the outside temperature is hitting a half century!
You also have the option of turning off the LED panel at night, helping save precious energy and thus making up for its lower energy rating to some extent.
The indoor noise levels are 46/43/41, which is again far from significant and you wouldn’t find the noise to be an annoyance at all.
The indoor unit is big and made using high quality plastic, which further adds to its durability. The outdoor unit is made using a material that makes it resistant to damaging agents and weather changes.
The refrigerant used is 410A which operates at high pressure and is a zero ozone impact gas, which means it doesn’t cause any negative impact to the environment. The installation is fast and easy and with the right equipment, it takes a maximum of 3 hours to be fully installed. Of course, you can just opt for the technician installation for a price of an additional 1500 rupees.
If the Carrier CAI18EK3C8F0 still doesn’t turn out to be a perfect choice for you for some reason (perhaps for the lower energy rating), then check out our buyers’ guide on the best inverter AC in India for more options.
Best 1.5 Ton AC for Medium Sized Room: BPL 1.5 TON BAC18K3CHL
BPL 1.5 ton 3 star AC is another great product. It’s a bit of a hidden gem as it’s not very popular, but you do get a long list of great features for a relatively affordable price, which makes it a great value as well.
Its super-fast cooling works really well, and you would be surprised how quickly it cools up your room after you set it on.
Another feature that won’t fail to impress you is its auto-climate technology that regulates the temperature of a room depending on your body’s temperature, helping you have the most suitable environment for your body at all times.
The air conditioner also features a copper condenser and a copper GMCC compressor which ensures a superior durability. Then there’s also the LED display to lets you stay on top of everything.
While this AC is fairly energy efficient, it’s rating has been reduced to 3 stars because of the directive from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to reduce the ratings for all non-inverter split ACs by 2 stars.
If you’re looking for a budget 1.5 ton split AC for a small or medium room without compromising much on the functionality, then the BPL 1.5 TON BAC18K3CHL will likely turn out to be your best bet.
Best Budget 1.5 Ton Split AC: GODREJ 1.5 Ton GCS 18USZ5WPR
Godrej is is one of the most reputed brands in India. It’s well-known for offering some of the most durable products in the country, and its air conditioners are no exception.
Its GCS 18USZ5WPR boasts a solid build quality with copper condensing, so you can expect it to stand the test of time.
The cooling is pretty good and it too can cool a room perfectly in a matter of a few minutes. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to get a better quality of cooling at this price point.
The Godrej GCS 18USZ5WPR is also very quiet and there’s little to no noise. This also makes it a perfect choice for offices, especially those that don’t want to get an expensive split AC that breaks the bank.
The power consumption stands at 1450 units, which is not much for a non-inverter split AC with a capacity of 5150 watts.
Unlike the other ACs you find on this list though, you do have to pay for the installation with the GCS 18USZ5WPR, and the standard charge is 1500 rupees for getting it installed within 48 hours.
Godrej is also believed to have green balance technology which means that it may not add as much to the global warming ozone layer depletion.
As a final word, let us mention that although the above products may not be the most popular, but they are some of the best 1.5 ton split ACs in India, or the best split ACs in India in general.