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  • Cheap and best AC for small room

    Planning to buy an air conditioner? Want to know a budget unit , any offers for a small room? Find suggestions from our experts about the AC unit on this page.

    Summer is around. Some chill effect will be helpful to work at home during the day time and cool-sleep at night. Which one you would suggest as a cheapest AC for a small room / hall? Any offer around?
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  • For a small room generally AC having a capacity of 0.8 to 1.0 ton is sufficient. They generally cover an area of 150 to 400 square feet. There are many brands and models available in the market. Some of these are as follows -

    1. LG LP0817WS Small Air Conditioner - It is a portable AC and covers about 150 to 400 square feet area.
    2. Decker BPACT10WT Air Conditioner - It is suitable for a small room and is also portable and has a coverage of 250 to 300 square feet.
    3. MIDEA MAW05M1BWT Compact Air Conditioner - This is a window AC and covers about an area of 2150 square feet only.
    4. LG LW8016ER Small Room Air Conditioner - This is also a window AC and covers an area of about 340 square feet.
    5. Ontel Arctic Mini Air Conditioner - This is a portable type AC. Ideal for personal use.

    The minimum price of a small room AC starts from Rs 6500 and you can find more details on this aspect in the Amazon or any other big online site and find many varieties and various capacities of ACs shown there.

    Knowledge is power.

  • See before buying AC, is that a split or a window? One part of the split AC is hung on the wall and the other part is placed in the open space and the window AC fits easily in the home window. Both have the same power consumption according to the star rating but choosing to Keep in mind the need first:
    Nowadays there is no window on the balcony or bedroom in flats etc. In such a situation, split AC is the better option. If you have good window space and want to save money, then window AC will be fine.
    Before taking AC according to the size of your room, you have to understand how it will work - any AC has to spend 20 BTU per hour to cool 1 square foot of space. 3.5 BTU equals 1 watt. One tonne is equal to about 12,000 BTUs. A 1 tonne AC would be effective for a 100 square foot room. And 1.5 tons of AC is needed to keep the 100 to 150 square feet of space cool.
    Now if you only need to run AC for a few hours at night, then you can buy ACs ranging from 3 to 4-star rating at a lower price, but if you have to run AC for 15 to 18 hours, then for your 5-star AC in long-term Will only be beneficial.

    There are some best AC -

    1.Voltas 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, SAC_185V_JZJ, White)
    2.LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Dual Inverter Split AC (Copper, KS-Q18HNZD, White)
    3.Whirlpool 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 1.5T MAGICOOL ELITE PRO 3S COPPER INVERTER, White)
    4.Blue Star 1.0 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, FS312AATU, White)
    5.Godrej 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper GIC 18WTC3-WSB White)
    6.Sanyo 1 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, SI/SO-10T3SCIA, White)
    7.TOSHIBA 1 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, RAS-13BKCV-IN+RAS-13BACV-IN, Gloss White)

  • Recently one of my close relations purchased an LG 1.5-ton inverter split AC. This is a 5-star rated AC. The following are the features of this AC.
    1, It is a Split AC with inverter compressor
    2, The Iseer Value is 4.73
    3. It has a 5-in-1 convertible cooling system.
    4, The pipes used are of Copper which is the best conductor and provided with Ocean Black Fin protection
    5, It is also having an air purifier facility
    6. 10-year warranty on the compressor is provided.

    The power consumption is less and the price is also very reasonable. I ton capacity is also available. You can think of this and decide the capacity based on the size of the room.

    There are some other ACs that are good which are listed below.

    1. Blue Star 1.5-ton 5-Star Inverter Split AC, IC518DBTU
    2. Carrier 1.5-ton 3-Star Split AC, CAS18ES3R30F0
    3. Hitachi 1.5-ton 5-Star Inverter Split AC, RSOG518HDEA
    4. LG 1.5-ton 3-Star Inverter Split AC, LS-Q18PNXA 2021 Model
    5. Daikin 1.5 Ton 5-Star Inverter Split AC – FTKG50TV

    You can check the prices online and decide which suits you. My preference is the LG split AC.

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  • Please do note that it is best to invest in a high-quality AC with the best Stabiliser, and the best in the business, seems to Voltas. This brand is from the Tatas and the service back-up is excellent.

    However, as Rao Sir, as listed all the major brands, I would not go into the details. 1.5 ton is a must and the stabilizer is the V-guard stabilizer. Please do ensure that the pipelines are properly done and the AC unit should be the wall-mounted AC. Never go in for the window AC. This is difficult to maintain and is not so common these days.

    The pipelines leading to the outlet need to be carefully done. This might cost you a bit, but it is right to make a good investment that lasts you for a longer time. I have tried Voltas recently and find it to be too good. If you buy right now, you might get a bit of a discount. Take care to buy the best. Never ever go in for an assembled AC. You may think it is cheap but it is not.

    This is often done with second-hand or even third-hand units by half-baked people, who do not know anything. They are not professionals. They are cheap but very dangerous. For example, some six fire accidents with AC were rep[orted from Chennai, and all of them involved the unorganized unbranded ACs. This is very unsafe. For a small room, 1.5 ton from Voltas should be fine.

  • For the small rooms not exceeding 170 square meters, top windows ACs are ideal. You need to ensure that the coils are made of pure copper for taking advantage of its high electrical conductivity and durability.
    If you are worried about the high consumption of electricity, you should go in for energy efficient air conditioners. In that sense, one ton split AC from Hitachi, LG, Voltas, Blue Star, Daikin would be ideal.
    Details of Daikin version is indicated below -
    Model - Daikin, 0.8 Ton, 3 star, copper wound coils.
    2) Copper Condenser Coil providing better coiling and low maintenance.
    3) Type - Split AC with the invertor compressor and having low noise type.
    4) Stabilizer Free and Economical in the long run.

  • Due to global warming and other factors, the summer is really hot and very difficult for people to be at ease in their homes. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, many of us are working from home, schools are shut and have online classes thus it is very difficult to manage the summer days at home and everyone would prefer installing an Air Conditioner (AC) at your Home to make at least the indoors cool. The summer in India normally starts by the end of February or early March and lasts until the end of June or the start of July. As the average temperature varies around 30 – 46 Degrees, many people would be in the thought of buying an AC for their home thus increasing the demand for the AC units. Here I would like the buyers to understand the features of various brands of air conditioners in the market before investing so that you would be able to buy the right AC for your homes.

    Let us look at different factors that one should know before going into the selection of the right size of the AC. They are as follows:
    a) The size or area of the room where you want to fix your AC. It plays a big role in the selection of the right AC to get the preferred cooling of the room.
    b) The location of the room where you are going to install the AC. If the room gets direct sunlight, then it would need more capacity AC.
    c) The usage of the unit as, if you would use it daily, in peak hours i.e. day time or only at night, etc. then it would help in deciding the capacity of the AC unit.
    d) The place you live in also helps in deciding the capacity of the air conditioners. If you live where the temperature is hot or humid, you may require a more capable unit to keep the room cool.
    e) The number of people living in the house, the amount of furniture/appliances in the room, etc. also plays a big role in deciding the overall capacity of your required unit.

    Let us check at some of the unique features that one would want in their AC unit. They are as follows:
    a) The mode of operation of the AC – This plays a big role in the overall consumption of electricity. Some of the different modes that come in the latest brands are cool mode, fan mode, dry mode, Energy power saver mode, sleep mode, quick cooling mode, etc.
    b) 6th Sense cooling mode – This the latest technology that adjusts the fan speed depending on the room temperature and adjusting it accordingly and selecting or adjusting to the right mode helps in reducing the electricity consumption of the AC unit in the long run.
    c) Color of the room – As we know that dark color rooms/walls absorb more heat and take more time to cool as compared to light-colored rooms/walls, which can impact the electricity consumption of the unit.
    d) Inverter AC – The inverter Ac uses the technology as that of the accelerator in a car, By pressing or releasing the accelerator, one can increase the speed of the car in the same way, the inverter AC is efficient to adjust its speed and tonnage according to the heat inside the room making it more efficient thereby drawing less power. Please note that this inverter technology is only available in the split AC models.

    Some of the reputed brands or companies that are specialists in the manufacture of AC units or equipment are Carrier, Voltas, Blue Star, Electrolux, Samsung, Daikin, Hitachi, IFB, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, LG, Whirlpool, Lloyd, Voltas, Haier and Sanyo which are international brands and Onida and Godrej are Indian brands.

    Some of the AC brands that you can choose for your room depending on your need and budget are as follows:
    1. Blue Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (Model - IC518DBTU): This AC comes with Precision Cooling Technology that works on a Fuzzy Logic which can help to detect the climatic conditions and instantly sets the desired cooling temperature accordingly and ultra-wide frequency microprocessor-based controller. It has Dual User setting preference that allows two users to personalize their AC settings depending on their requirements at home. It also displays the error codes on the temperature display option that enables you to contact your service engineer if there are any problems with the AC and ensure prompt repairs of the AC unit. It is ideal for rooms up to 170 square feet in area, has a 5-star rating, and a 10-year warranty on the compressor
    Price: You can get this model from Bluestar at Rs.45, 490/- and from amazon at Rs.45, 990/-

    2. Daikin 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (Model – FTKG50TV): This unit works on the Neo Swing Compressor technology i.e. there is minimum friction and vibration while rotation thus is very silent while working. It has an Eco-no Mode or the Power Saving Mode an Eco-no Mode or the Power Saving Mode which limits the power consumption of the unit. It also has a Power Chill feature that cools the room quickly despite the temperature of the room. It also has an in-built stabilizer that can manage voltage fluctuations and saving the additional expense on the external stabilizer and providing safety of the unit in remote areas where there are tremendous input voltage fluctuations. It has a 5-star rating and 10-year warranty on the compressor and provides excellent after-sales services.
    Price: You can get this model from amazon at Rs.44,100/-

    3. Voltas 1.4 Ton Inverter Adjustable Split AC (Model – 175V ADJ / 185V JZJ): It comes with an adjustable inverter compressor that can work at different tonnage, depending on your cooling requirements i.e. counting the outside ambient temperature or number of people in your home it adjusts its tonnage to give high-quality cooling. It has an Active Dehumidifier feature that senses the indoor humidity levels and controls them accordingly. The Advanced Air Purification feature with multi-filtration removes harmful odours, dust, and other harmful allergens and provides cleaner and fresh air. It also comes with an inbuilt stabilizer that protects the critical electrical components and manages a wide range of voltage fluctuations. For uniform air circulation all over the room, it has a 4-way auto louver feature that maintains the ideal room temperature. It has a 5-star rating and provides a 4-year warranty on the compressor.
    Price: You can get this model from amazon at Rs.34,600/- for Model – 175V ADJ and Rs.44,600/- for Model –185V JZJ

    4. Whirlpool 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (Model – SAI18K50MXC0): It comes with 6th Sense Fast-Cool Technology and works on Magic-cool technology that provides quick and uniform cooling of your room even if the outside temperature is high. It also has Intelligence Inverter technology and sleep function that adapts to your sleeping conditions or cooling requirements of the room and thus reducing the power consumption. It comes with Multi-Port Fluid Injection (MPFI) features that use unique 4x4 evaporator circuitry technology which is a fusion of the small circuitry and capillary design that ensures rapid heat exchange and provides instant cooling. It also comes with an in-built stabilizer and self-diagnosis feature. It provides a One-year warranty on the product and 10-year protection for the compressor
    Price: You can get this model from amazon at Rs.34,990/-

    5. Carrier 1.5 Ton Split AC (Model – CAS18ES3R30F0): It has Insta Kool and Follow Me feature, the inbuilt sensor on the remote follows the Ac and adjusts the temperature and provides optimal cooling inside. The different modes like a fan, dry, auto and sleep mode helps to adjust the AC to suit your different moods. It comes with Auto Cleaner and Dual Filtration (HD filter and PM2.5 filters) feature that traps dust and microparticle pollutants from the air and ensures pure and clean air circulation. The Auto Cleaner feature cleans the copper tubes and prevents bacterial formation in the tubes by keeping them dry and thereby increasing the overall lifespan of the AC unit. It is ideal for rooms up to 150 square feet in area, has a 3-star rating, and a 10-year warranty on the compressor.
    Price: You can get this model from amazon at Rs.31,999/-

    6. LG 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (Model – MS-Q18YNZA): It provides 5-in-1 convertible cooling, dual inverter compressor that provides higher-speed cooling and even saves more power. It has an Auto-Clean feature and HD Filter that does not allow bacterial and fungal accumulation and keep the heat exchanger dry and clean. LG's Dual Cool Inverter keeps the interiors deactivate more than 99% of virus and bacteria and provides anti-virus protection, comes with smart diagnosis and ow gas detection feature that helps to detect the problem, detecting low gas levels and coordinate with the LG service center for remedy.
    Price: You can get this model from the LG site at Rs.66,990/- and amazon at Rs.41,490/-

    7. Hitachi 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (Model – RSOG518HDEA): The price of the AC unit on Amazon is Rs. 42,490/-

    8. Panasonic 1.5 Ton Wi-Fi Twin-Cool Inverter Split AC (Model – CS/CU-XU18XKYF): The price of the AC unit on Amazon is Rs.44,490/-

    9. Sanyo 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (Model – 15T5SCIA): The price of the AC unit from amazon is Rs. 33,990/-

    10. IFB 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (Model – IACI18GB5G3C): The price of the AC unit from the IFB site at Rs.45,490 /- and from amazon at Rs. 44,491/-

    11. GODREJ 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (Model – GIC 18ATC3-WSA) – Rs. 34,999/-

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