Best AC Brands in India [in 2020] – AC market is thriving currently in India. With more and more people being lifted out of poverty (or even middle class) every day, Indians are increasingly able to afford different tech products that’ll help make their lives easier. Speaking of tech products that make our lives easier, what is more compelling than an AC in the harsh summers of India? And that was a rhetorical question, of course, as there is nothing more desirable than an AC in the harsh summers of India. And with the said summers just around the corner, AC sales are set to skyrocket within a few months. But with so many AC brands currently in the market offering different kinds of ACs with different selling points, it is difficult to tell which brand is better. In this article, we have covered some of the best AC brands in India in terms of quality (our opinion).
Best AC Brands in India
LG (Lucky Goldstar) is a multinational conglomerate (operating in more than 80 countries) established in 1947 in South Korea. The quality of Air Conditioners that LG manufactures put most AC Brands in India to shame. That said, the quality comes at a price as the ACs manufactured by LG are not exactly inexpensive. LG’s Dual Inverter Compressor Technology has pioneered in Energy-Saving technology with their 5-Star ACs saving more energy than any other brands (an ISEER value of 4.73 for 5 Star ACs). Not only do LG’s air conditioners have 100% copper condenser coils (which ensure durability in terms of corrosion), the coils also have further Ocean Black Protection which make the ACs really low-maintenance.
Voltas is an Indian brand which specialises in air conditioning and cooling technology. This is by far the most successful AC company thanks to their ability to manufacture good quality air conditioners at budget prices. Voltas manufactures various types of ACs like Split AC and Window AC varying from 1 Ton to 2 Tons and 1 to 5 Stars of Energy Rating. Thanks to the cost-effective nature of the ACs and their ability to mass-producing all these products, Voltas has grabbed a significant chunk of the market share (almost 24%).
Whirlpool is an American multinational corporation which manufacturers air conditioners among other home appliances like washing machines, etc. This one is another brand aside from Voltas which has been quite successful in India thanks to their budget ACs. Whirlpool is mostly known for its power-efficient ACs with low annual power consumption (IntelliSense Inverter Technology) and way longer warranty periods. The #1 Bestseller AC on Amazon is an AC from Whirlpool so that should add enough credibility.
Godrej is an Indian consumer electronics company headquartered in Mumbai, India. It was first established in 1897 (123 years ago) as security solutions’ company. Godrej, being an Indian company receives lots of love in the Indian electronics market. Not to mention their good quality products which also contributes a fair bit to this success. Godrej ACs are ideal for people who want an AC which can blend in with their room furniture, maintain the aesthetic and reduce their electricity bills at the same time. Their ACs also have better filtration methods that help trap airborne contaminants including dust, pollen and even bacteria.
Daikin is a Japanese multinational company headquartered in Osaka which specialises in Air Conditioning. This company currently operates in more than 7 countries including China and the United States. Daikin has been a pioneering innovator in its field ever since its establishment in 1924. This company invented variable refrigerant volume systems in air conditioners and was the first-ever manufacturer of split and multi-split air conditioners. Daikin has not slowed down its innovation even today as they have recently co-developed the R-410A Refrigerant (which is even better than the R-32 Refrigerant) with Carrier (another company).
Sanyo is a Japanese electronics company which has recently (in 2011) become a subsidiary of Panasonic. This brand worked with ‘Energy Efficiency Services Limited’ to develop a 1.5-Ton inverter split AC with an Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio of 5.20 which has been doing exceptionally well in the Indian market. Aside from Air Conditioners, Sanyo has had extraordinary success in the Indian television market as well.
Hitachi is, like most other AC companies, a Japanese multinational conglomerate headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo. This company was established in 1910 by Namihei Odaira in Ibaraki Prefecture. Air Conditioners from Hitachi generally come at a higher price tag but are usually worth the money. We say usually because Hitachi does have some failed products. But as long as you go with our recommendations, you’ll be fine.
Blue Star is another Indian company which has been quite successful in the AC market. This company is not quite at the top yet, but it is well on the trajectory with an increase of over 40% in sales in the last few years. Blue Star Manufactures also sorts of Air Conditioners from Window ACs, Spilt ACs, Inverter ACs to even the Portable ACs. So yeah, we’d definitely recommend this brand if you want to support a newcomer.
Carrier is an American company that solely focuses on Air Conditioning and is based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. It was first established as a brand in 1915. Since then, this company has become an 18.5 billion dollar company with over 43,000 employees serving customers in over 170 countries on six continents. Some of the recent contributions of this company to the AC industry includes their advancement in Refrigerant R-410-A (miles better than R-32) technology in their joint venture with another brand, Daikin.
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