Top Ten Windows AC in India in 2016
The basis of this ranking is the data from BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) for the fixed speed air conditioners. For Inverter Technology air conditioners the data is from manufacturers’ websites. BEE data contains cooling capacity, power consumption and their ratio (also called as energy efficiency ratio) and this information is self reported by the manufacturers. The values are calculated under test conditions.
We have taken the data on electricity consumption (energy efficiency ratio) and categorized it by the capacity or tonnage of the air conditioner. The air conditioner with the highest value of EER is given the highest ranking. Multiple models with the same value are given the same rank.
It is important to note that knowing Cooling Capacity of an air conditioner is very important because for same tonnage the cooling capacity of various models vary. The higher the cooling capacity more heat an air conditioner can remove.
It is also important to size an air conditioner for a room properly. An oversized air conditioner cannot remove humidity properly and undersized will keep running all the time increasing electricity consumption. So it is important to choose right cooling capacity.
The list below contains only the top ten ranked air conditioners. List of all BEE star rated air conditioners are available on the useful links given below.
Window and Split air conditioners have been listed as separate categories.
We regularly update this list as new models get added in the BEE list of air conditioners.
We recommend people to go for BEE 3 star split AC if usage is less than 1000 hrs per year and price of electricity less than Rs 5 a unit. If usage is between 1000-1500 hrs per year, then we suggest going for BEE 5 star split and beyond that Inverter Tech split AC. This is for 3 years payback for the extra mone
less than 1 Ton Window AC s according to BEE Star Rating in 2016
|Rank||Brand||Model||Tonnage||Cooling Capacity (in Watts)||Power Consumption (in Watts)||EER Ratio||Star Rating||Approx Price|
|3||WHIRLPOOL||Magicool Platinum V (1 T)||1||3600||1075||3.35||5||Rs. 29000|
|4||VOLTAS||1.0T 125 DY||1||3300||996||3.31||5||NA|
|7||CARRIER||ESTRELLA PLUS (1.0T)||1||3706||1197||3.1||3||Rs. 25288|