Top 3 Split AC in India-Comparison between 3 Popular ACs

Is it raining everywhere in India? YES, it is! The monsoons have now hit almost all parts of the country. With the arrival of monsoons, Amazon Prime Day 2022 will also be arriving pretty soon. And with the most fascinating Prime Day Deals 2022, heavy discounts will be raining in India. But with the change in seasons, there also has been a change in the ISEER ratings. So is this the best time to buy an AC? Well! Absolutely yes it is and we will tell you why. Browse through the article on the Top 3 Split AC in India to find out the answer.

We purchased three best-selling ACs of 2022 for testing-

  • LG 1.5 ton AC
  • Carrier 1.5 ton AC
  • Panasonic 1.5 ton AC.

We have bought these ACs. We tested them thoroughly. We tested their built quality and their performance in rooms of different sizes. We checked their Spare parts, the condenser, and the copper pipes of all these ACs. We also check the availability of their spare part support. And it is only after proper testing and checking that we now recommend them.

Top 3 Split AC Buying Guide:

1. Indian Season Energy Efficiency Ratio (ISEER)-
ISEER rating has been changed from 1st July 2022. It is now valid till 31 December 2024. This star rating or ISEER rating will be reflected in all the ACs manufactured after 1st July 2022. The new ACs with updated ISEER ratings will not be launched until November.

2. Cost-Energy ratio-
The upcoming upgraded AC models will also be quite expensive whereas their power consumption will only reduce by 10%. However, their costs will increase tremendously. All the 5-star ACs, from now onwards, will be called 4-star ACs.

3. Total Cost of AC-
People always get manipulated when it comes to the total cost of AC. Apart from the basic AC cost, the installation charges also apply which range between Rs 1000- Rs 15000. The installation kit has 3m copper pipes. If the copper wire is not enough, then extra charges must be paid for the extra wire (Approx Rs 4000-5000). The costs of an outdoor stand and a special stabilizer (even for inverter AC) must also be included. This now becomes the total cost of an AC.

4. Proper Installation-
90% of people don’t ask the installation team to properly vacuum copper pipes. A proper vacuum; a minimum of 15 minutes; is necessary before connecting it to the compressor. This will ensure the best cooling.

5. Extended Warranty-
A good warranty shouldn’t be the criterion to buy an AC. A good warranty package is not enough. An extended warranty package is a must to protect an AC. It gives you good customer support and original spare part support. We recommend Go Warranty extended warranty plans. You may buy them from anywhere you want but make sure you protect your AC from day one with a good extended warranty.

**We buy ACs and install and them in small and big rooms to test their cooling. This is an expensive as well as tiresome process. We check their spare parts, their spare part support, and the quality of their copper pipes. We do this so that you can make an informed decision to get the worth of every penny you spend. We request you kindly support us back by buying from our affiliate links. It will help our team financially and morally.**
best 1.5 ton AC in India 2022 under 40000

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Top 3 Split AC in India

THE COMPARISON

Top 3 Split AC in India

LG 1.5 Ton 5 star AC
LG 1.5 Ton 5 star AC
Panasonic 1.5 Ton 5 Star AC
Panasonic 1.5 Ton 5 Star AC
Carrier 1.5 Ton 5 Star AC
Carrier 1.5 Ton 5 Star AC

1. CAPACITIES- Top 3 Split AC in India

  • First is LG 1.5 ton 5-star 2022 model with a 1.42-ton actual cooling capacity.
  • Then is Carrier 1.5 ton 5-star 2022 model with 1.48 actual cooling capacity.
  • And last is Panasonic 1.5 ton 5-star 2022 model with a 1.47-ton actual cooling capacity.

No matter how similar their capacities might seem, they are quite different. LG’s 1.42 ton or 5000W capacity is absolutely different from Panasonic’s 1.47 ton and Carrier’s 1.48-ton capacity. The more the capacity, the more will be the cooling. For bigger rooms, go for ACs with more cooling capacity. For smaller rooms, the lesser cooling capacity will also suffice.

CAPACITIES
LG 1.5 Ton ACCarrier 1.5 Ton ACPanasonic 1.5 Ton AC
1.42 Ton1.48 Ton1.47 Ton
Best Split AC under 45000

2. COMPRESSORS- Top 3 Split AC in India

All three ACs- LG 1.5 ton AC, Carrier 1.5 ton AC and Panasonic 1.5 ton AC have inverter compressors. LG AC and Carrier AC have 6-in-1 cooling modes whereas Panasonic AC has auto convertible modes. LG AC has 40% to 110% capacities in a 6-in-1 cooling mode. But at certain times lesser cooling modes are needed which will also reduce electricity consumption. Carrier AC has 0.8 ton (Lowest) to 1.7 ton (maximum) capacities in 6-in-1 cooling mode. But Panasonic AC doesn’t have these modes as it comes with the Auto Convertible feature. The AC will intelligently adjust cooling as per weather, room temperature, and other requirements. The Auto convertible mode is the smartest and coolest thing among all these ACs.

COMPRESSOR
LG 1.5 Ton ACCarrier 1.5 Ton ACPanasonic 1.5 Ton AC
Inverter CompressorInverter CompressorInverter Compressor

3. ISEER RATINGS- Top 3 Split AC in India

  • LG AC has 4.3 ISEER rating.
  • Carriers’ ISEER rating is 4.63.
  • Panasonic AC comes with 4.7.

If ISEER rating is the parameter to decide upon an AC, then Carrier AC with 4.63 is number 3, and LG and Panasonic AC with 4.7 ISEEER ratings will be above it. But this is not the ranking as LG is giving 4.7 ISEER because of its 1.42-ton capacity. Lesser cooling capacity will obviously provide more efficiency i.e better ISEER rating. But more capacity with almost the same ISEER rating just like in Panasonic and Carrier is far better.

ISEER RATINGS
LG 1.5 Ton ACCarrier 1.5 Ton ACPanasonic 1.5 Ton AC
4.34.634.7
Best Split AC under 45000

4. NOISE LEVELS- Top 3 Split AC in India

  • The noise levels of the indoor unit of LG AC are 31 DB.
  • Carrier has 38 dB noise levels in its indoor unit.
  • Panasonic AC has 39 dB average noise levels of the indoor unit.

LG AC, one of the Top 3 Split AC in India has 38dB whereas Carrier AC and Panasonic AC have 38 dB and 39dB. It is the same as was with the ISEER rating. More the cooling capacity will be the noise levels and vice-versa. You should concentrate on their cooling capacities rather than their noise levels. You won’t even notice the change with the meager difference of 4dB-7dB.

NOISE LEVELS
LG 1.5 Ton ACCarrier 1.5 Ton ACPanasonic 1.5 Ton AC
31db38db39db

5. CONDENSER AND PIPES- Top 3 Split AC in India

All top 3 Split AC in India- LG 1.5 ton AC, Carrier 1.5 ton AC and Panasonic 1.5 ton AC have 100% copper condenser and pipes. No matter how cheap an AC with an Aluminum condenser is, one must never buy it. All three ACs have a good chemical coating on condensers and fins.

  • LG 1.5 ton AC comes with Ocean Black technology
  • Carrier 1.5 ton AC has Aqua clear or hydro blue coating and
  • Panasonic’s 1.5-ton AC has Shield Blue technology.

They all are the same just technologies with different names. This is a special chemical coating on the condenser and fins to protect it from the accumulation of salt and sediment. This increases the durability of the condenser and fins which is indeed a good thing.

COATING
LG 1.5 Ton ACCarrier 1.5 Ton ACPanasonic 1.5 Ton AC
Ocean Black TechnologyHydro Blue TechnologyShield Blue Technology
Best Split AC under 45000

6. SMART APP CONNECTIVITY- Top 3 Split AC in India

The top 3 Split AC in India- LG 1.5 ton AC, Carrier 1.5 ton AC and Panasonic 1.5 ton AC are smart ACs with their own Apps which can be installed after buying them.

  • LG – LG ThinQ app
  • Carrier – Wi-Fi App
  • Panasonic – MirAIe App.

Many features will be unlocked after installing and registering on them. They have Alexa and Google Assistant support. Voice commands can be given in all of them but the sleep profile can only be customized with Panasonic’s Mirae App.

Panasonic’s Mirae App offers 2-3 more features. The same goes for Carrier. These features make them a smart AC.

SMART APP
LG 1.5 Ton ACCarrier 1.5 Ton ACPanasonic 1.5 Ton AC
LG ThinQ appCarrier Wi-Fi appPanasonic MirAIe app

7. FILTERS- Top 3 Split AC in India

All the three ACs as mentioned earlier have good air filters for cleaner air. LG and Carrier have provided with the HD filter which is good and stops the dust. But we couldn’t test the anti-viral property as we had no measures to do so. Panasonic’s PM 2.5 filter offers clean as well as fresh air. Panasonic definitely has a better filter here.

8. AUTO CLEAN TECHNOLOGY – Top 3 Split AC in India

LG AC and Carrier AC have Auto-Clean technology but Panasonic AC lacks it. With auto-clean technology, the blower will dry off vapors so that dust doesn’t accumulate and thus, preventing the filter from choking. Nevertheless, a filter must be cleaned manually within 14 days despite auto clean technology.

9. SMART DIAGNOSIS – Top 3 Split AC in India

LG 1.5 ton AC, Carrier 1.5 ton AC and Panasonic 1.5 ton AC come with the Smart Diagnosis feature. In smart diagnosis, an error code will be displayed on the display of the indoor unit and in App in case of error. Then you can call the service via App to get it repaired soon. This is the smart diagnosis which is a smart feature.

10. COSTS -Top 3 Split AC in India

COST
LG 1.5 Ton ACCarrier 1.5 Ton ACPanasonic 1.5 Ton AC
₹ 44,500 + ₹1200 (installation charges)₹48,000 + 1200 (installation charges)₹43,000 + 1200 (installation charges)
Best AC brand in India 2022

Pros have already been discussed. Now let’s discuss the cons.

11. CONS- Top 3 Split AC in India

LG 1.5 ton AC-

LG AC is a good AC but it is suitable only for small rooms up to 160 sq ft. For bigger rooms, don’t consider LG AC.

Carrier 1.5 ton AC-

Carrier AC has no such big con. Its only con is that it is slightly more expensive than others. Carrier 1.5 ton AC costs around ₹ 48,000 whereas LG 1.5 ton AC and Panasonic 1.5 ton AC costs ₹ 43,000 or less. You don’t get anything extraordinary in Carrier AC even after paying ₹ 5000 more.

Panasonic 1.5 ton AC-

With a bit of improvement in Panasonic’s installation, it would have been an unbeatable AC.

CONS
LG 1.5 Ton ACCarrier 1.5 Ton ACPanasonic 1.5 Ton AC
Suitable for small rooms only (up to 160 sq. ft.)Comparatively a little expensivePoor installation process
best ac in india 2022

12. VERDICT – Top 3 Split AC in India

There is a tie between LG 1.5 ton and Carrier 1.5 ton AC. To choose, first, you must check your room size. LG 1.5-ton AC will give perfect cooling with less noise in rooms up to 160 sq ft. In such conditions, LG 1.5-ton AC will be best with no issues in service backup.

For bigger rooms up to 185 sq ft, go for Carrier AC. It comes with a 1.8-ton cooling capacity which cools the room faster.

Panasonic tops the list as according to us, it is a no-nonsense AC available for ₹43,000 or less.  Panasonic 1.5 ton AC, one of the top 3 Split AC in India is a value-for-money deal with all essential smart features. It is apt for both big and small rooms with the auto-convertible feature.

 Panasonic 1.5 Ton 5 StarLG 1.5 Ton 5 StarCarrier 1.5 Ton 5 Star Hybridjet 6-In-1
Cooling Capacity5150W or 1.47 Ton5000W 1.42 Ton5214W OR 1.48 Ton
GasR32R32R32
FeaturesTwin Inverter Compressor;
100% Copper Condenser and tubes; Shield Blue Technology for Condenser & Fins;
PM 2.5 Filter;
Temperature control By Voice or MirAIe App;
Alexa & Google Assistant Support;
De-Humidifier;
Auto-Convertible;
Smart Diagnosis
DUAL Inverter Compressor;
6-in-1 Convertible Cooling;
40% 60% 80% 100% 110% capacity with AI mode;
Hi-Grooved 100% Copper Tubes;
Ocean Black Protection;
Ocean Black Fins;
HD filter with Anti Virus protection;
Auto Clean feature;
Smart Diagnosis;
WiFi Connectivity with LG ThinQ App
Variable speed compressor with 6-in-1 Flexicool Hybridjet Technology;
0.8T, 1.0T, 1.25T, 1.5T, 1.6T, 1.7T;
100% High Grooved Copper Condenser;
Aqua Clear Coating on Condenser Coils;
Hydro Blue Fin Coating;
HD Filter with Antiviral guard;
Auto Clean Technology;
Carrier Wi-Fi App;
Smart Energy Display
ISEER4.7 and 840 Units Per Year4.73 and 818 Units Per Year4.63 and 871 Units
Noise39dB31dB38dB
Warranty1 Year Comprehensive;
5 Years on PCB;
10 Years on Compressor
1 Year Comprehensive;
5 Years on PCB;
10 Years on Compressor
1 Year Comprehensive;
5 Years on PCB;
10 Years on Compressor
Top 3 Split AC in India
     

Disclaimer: Please note that the prices mentioned in the article were recorded on the publishing date. Prices may change with time.

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