Best Window AC 2023 1.5 Ton List – (Under 30K-40K)

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Should you buy an inverter window AC or non-inverter window AC? Well! Inverter window ACs have various modes that maintain cooling. It saves power. But non-inverter ACs are different as they work on fixed speed.

  • The average ISEER of inverter AC is 3.59, and of non-inverter AC is 3.35. 
ISEER rating of inverter ac vs ISEER rating of non inverter ac - best window ac 2023 1.5 ton

These are their power consumptions as per the star label. Power consumption is noted by operating ACs for 1600 hours under test conditions. This was the average ISEER and power consumption of the top 3 inverter and non-inverter ACs. 

The difference in the power consumption of inverter window AC and non-inverter window is only 60 units. Is it worth buying an inverter window AC for a mere difference of 60 units? 

Some Tips Before Making a Purchase


Star Ratings
Star ratings have changed. Now all ACs with 3.5 or above ISEER are considered 5-star ACs. This rating is valid till December 2024. Both inverter and non-inverter ACs with 3.5 or more ISEER are 5-star rated now. 

Should you buy the best window AC 2023 or a split AC 2023?
Split ACs are better than window ACs in terms of noise levels. Window ACs produce noise despite the presence of Styrofoam. The average noise levels of a window AC are 55dB. The noise levels of a washing machine are 60 dB. The average noise levels of split AC are 35dB. Hence, split ACs have the upper hand in terms of noise levels.
Solution-
If there is little space between indoor and outdoor units of AC, and if you have a big room, then buy split AC. Otherwise, you can also go for a window AC.

Warranty Packages
All window ACs have one year comprehensive and five years warranty on the compressor. But other parts can also be damaged. Therefore we strongly recommend you buy an extended warranty package. As per our analysis, you should buy Go Warranty. You can call them and get customized plans but make sure you keep your AC protected.

Installation charges
Brands charge around Rs 1000 as installation charges for window ACs. But they might tell you to buy a stabilizer from them to prevent damaging the warranty. It is not valid. We highly recommend you use a stabilizer.

BEST WINDOW AC 2023 – INVERTER CATEGORY


LG Window AC 1.5 ton

LG Window AC 1.5 Ton

LG Window AC 1.5 Ton

₹ 41,000

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PROS

  • It is good and has a good cooling capacity. 

    You get 4-in-1 convertible options with AI mode. 

  • We highly recommend using AI mode. 

    Its capacity is suitable for 160 sqft rooms. 

  • For bigger rooms, go for 2-ton AC. 

CONS

  • Its shape is different. All window ACs have side wings, but it has top wings, i.e. air throw from above. 

  • Its dimensions are small. You'll need to make adjustments if you have a bigger window. 

The best window AC 2023 is an LG 1.5-ton 5-star (2023) inverter AC with a 1.42-ton cooling capacity. Cooling capacity is good, considering it is a window category. It has 3.68 ISEER. The offline model has different cooling capacities and compressors than the online models. 

You get a dual inverter compressor and convertible 4-in-1 modes (40% to 100% with AI mode). 

Inverter AC can work as non-inverter AC by fixing their speed in 100% mode for 30 minutes. Then leave it on auto mode, i.e. AI mode. It’ll cool the walls first, then AI mode will maintain the cooling. This way, you save electricity and get good cooling. 

It is the only AC with a 4-way air swing and ocean black protection. All ACs have some sort of coating. LG gives its famous ocean black protection, which is a chemical coating only. You get an HD filter with anti-virus protection. However, we can’t guarantee an anti-virus feature. The smart diagnosis feature is good. Noise levels are 44dB due to the dual inverter compressor. The two rotors work simultaneously to reduce noise levels- 44dB, which is good. 

You get a one-year comprehensive, five years on PCB (essential in inverter AC), and a ten-year compressor warranty. It costs ₹ 41,000. It is a fair price.  

COOLING CAPACITY5000W or 1.42 Ton
ISEER3.68
MOTOR1556W
SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURESDual Inverter Compressor;
Convertible 4-in-1;
40% to 100% with AI;
100% Copper Condenser;
4-Way Swing;
Ocean Black Protection;
HD Filter with Anti Virus Protection;
LED Display;
Auto Restart;
Smart Diagnosis
NOISE LEVELS44 dB
SERVICE2
WARRANTY1 Year on Product;
5 years on PCB;
10 Years on Compressor
PRICE₹ 41,000
BEST WINDOW AC 2023

NON-INVERTER- The best WINDOW AC 2023


Carrier Window AC 1.5 ton 3-star

Carrier Window AC 1.5 Ton

Carrier Window AC 1.5 Ton

₹ 31,000

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PROS

  • Its cooling is good at this price. 

    It is a value-for-money deal. 

  • It is suitable for a 160 sqft room. 

    Its noise levels are controlled as compared to previous models. 

CONS

  • As compared to Hitachi, its warranty is less. 

The best non-inverter AC in the best window AC 2023 list is Carrier 1.5 ton 3-star (2023) AC with 1.42 ton cooling capacity. It is impressive as other brands have lesser cooling capacities. All brands are reducing cooling capacity to achieve more ISEER. Carrier hasn’t compromised much on it, which is really good. They have provided a good compressor and motor. It has fixed speed rotary compressor with a 2-way swing and 100% copper condenser coils with aqua-clear protection. 

Coils have transparent, and fins have a blue colour chemical coating. The transparent coating is efficient and prevents sediment and salt. It comes with a good filter and dehumidifier. Carrier claims cooling up to 52°C, but we all know it will work well up to 45°C. 

Noise levels are 52dB. You get one year comprehensive and five years warranty on the compressor. You get three free services within a year. It costs ₹ 31,000. 

COOLING CAPACITY5000W or 1.42 Ton
ISEER3.21
MOTOR1558W
SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURESFixed Speed Compressor;
2-Way Swing;
100% Copper Condenser Coil with Aqua Clear Protection;
Hydro Blue Coating on Fins;
Air Purification Filter;
Dehumidifier;
Auto Sleep Mode;
Cools Even @ 52°C
NOISE LEVELS52 dB
SERVICE3
WARRANTY1 Year on Product;
5 Years on Compressor
PRICE₹ 31,000
The best window AC 2023

Hitachi Window AC 1.5 ton 3-star

Hitachi Window AC 1.5 Ton

Hitachi Window AC 1.5 Ton

₹ 31,000

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PROS

  • You get ten years warranty on the compressor. 

    Hitachi is an authentic Japanese brand, and its cooling is good. 

  • Its air throw is good. 

    It is an appropriate model for up to 159 sqft rooms. 

CONS

  • Its cooling capacity has been reduced and is less than 1.5 tons.  

Next in the best Window AC 2023 line is Hitachi 1.5-ton 3-star (2023) AC with a 1.36-ton cooling capacity. The Hitachi window AC 1.5 ton has 3.24 ISEER and fixed speed rotary compressor, which means it is a not-inverter AC. You get 5-star AC if ISEER is above 3.5 ISEER and it has 3.24 ISEER. This best window AC 2023 comes with 100% copper condenser coils and copper evaporator coils. 

It has an anti-corrosive coating, an anti-bacterial dust filter, and a dehumidifier. Noise levels are 50dB. You get one year comprehensive and ten years warranty on the compressor. Other brands offer five years, but Hitachi gives a ten-year compressor warranty, which is good. It costs ₹ 31,000. 

Hitachi’s similar model in the offline market has a lesser cooling capacity and ISEER- 3.09. The online model has 3.24 ISEER. Their prices are similar, but the models are different. More ISEER implies more cooling. 

COOLING CAPACITY4800W or 1.36 Ton
ISEER3.24
SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURESFixed Speed Rotary Compressor;
Copper Condenser Coils & Copper Evaporator Coils;
Anti Corrosive Coating;
Anti-Bacterial & Dust Filter;
Dehumidifier;
Auto Restart
NOISE LEVELS50dB
SERVICE
WARRANTYYou get one year comprehensive and ten years warranty on the compressor.
PRICE₹ 31,000
The best window AC 2023

Voltas Window AC, Bluestar Window AC & Lloyd Window AC

We shortlisted three non-inverter best window AC 2023 under ₹ 30,000: 

  • Voltas 1.5 ton 3-star (2023), 
  • Bluestar 1.5 ton 3-star (2023) and 
  • Lloyd 1.5 ton 4-star (2023).

They come with a fixed-speed rotary compressor, 2-way swing, 100% copper condenser coils and pipes and anti-corrosive coating. 

Lloyd Window AC 1.5 Ton

₹ 29,500

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Comparison Between Voltas, Bluestar & Lloyd

VoltasBluestarLloyd
COOLING CAPACITY4750W or 1.34 Ton4900W or 1.39 Ton4900W or 1.39 Ton
ISEER3.13.243.33
SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURESFixed Speed Compressor;
100% Copper Condenser Coils;
Anti-Rust Coating; Anti Bacterial Kit & Anti Dust Filter;
2 Way Swing; Cools Even @48°C
Fixed Speed Rotary Compressor; 2-Way Swing; 100% Copper Condenser Coils; Anti Corrosive Blue Fin Technology; Dust Filter; Turbo Cool;
Humidity Control (Dry Mode);
Self Diagnosis; Cools Even @ 52°C
Fixed Speed Compressor;
2-Way Swing;
100% Inner Grooved Copper; Blue Fins Technology;
Corrosion Resistance Coating on Coils; Auto Restart; Self Diagnosis;
Cools even @ 48°C
NOISE LEVELS56 dB56 dB54 dB
SERVICE222
WARRANTY1 Year on Product;
5 Years on Compressor
1 Year on Product;
5 Years on Compressor
1 Year on Product;
5 Years on Compressor
The best window AC 2023

Chemical Coatings:

  • Bluestar and Lloyd call it Blue Fin Technology, as their chemical coating is blue.
  • Voltas named it anti-corrosive coating as it is transparent. 

However, they are the same. Their work is to protect condensers and fins from sediment and salt. However, condensers can still leak in coastal areas or near drains due to high fumes. With a coating, this leakage gets delayed. 

Features:

All three window ACs have an excellent dust filter but not a PM 2.5 filter. They have Turbo Mode and Humidity Control feature, i.e. dry mode. 

Difference:

Voltas lacks a self-diagnosis feature, whereas Lloyd and Bluestar have it. Self-diagnosis technology displays an error code in case of damage or an error. Just share that error code with the service team. They will understand the issue after reading the error code, leading to faster repairs. 

Are the big claims valid?:

Brands claim cooling from 48°C to 52°C. We, however, could not check these ACs in such high temperatures. But the companies claim so. 

They have noise levels ranging between 54 to 56 dB noise levels. 

All three have one year comprehensive and five years warranty on the compressor, with two free services in the first year. 

Bluestar Window AC 1.5 Ton

Bluestar Window AC 1.5 Ton

₹ 30,900

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Voltas Window AC 1.5 Ton

Voltas Window AC 1.5 Ton

₹ 28,900

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VoltasBluestarLloyd
ProsIt is good. It has a good air throw and a fantastic price- ₹ 28,900. Cooling is good.It is a good AC with many features, including self-diagnosis. Its net cooling capacity is 1.39 tons. Bluestar AC has thick fins, which are suitable for coastal areas. Thick fins last long. Lloyd is giving a 4-star model at the same price as a 3-star model. Lloyd has 1.39 tons net cooling capacity. It has better cooling, more efficiency and lower noise levels- 54dB. It is the best AC. It is a feature-rich AC. It is apt for 160 sqft rooms. Cooling is good. 
Cons56dB noise levels are high. Window AC works as an engine placed in your room. 56dB is high.Its net cooling capacity is 1.36 tons. It is suitable for a 140 sqft room.Noise levels- 56 dB are pretty high. It is suitable for 150 sqft. Lloyd needs to improve its service. It has improved, but there is still scope. Voltas and Bluestar are not perfect, but their service network is bigger. 
Price₹ 28,900₹ 30,900₹ 29,500
The best window AC 2023

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