Best 1.5 Ton Split AC in India | Amsira Marketarea
Best 1.5 Ton Split AC in India

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Best 1.5 Ton Split AC in India

In this review, we have a select list of the best 1.5 ton Split AC in India. It includes the best 1.5 ton inverter AC in India and also best AC 1.5 ton fixed speed non inverter as well.

Also check our Guide here. It is quite informative with types of ACs, features and what to look for and select the best AC.

A quick summary from the Guide to help you select the best 1.5 ton AC in India. Read more on these points at the end of the reviews.

1. Budget and type of AC
2. Condenser type
3. Energy efficiency and star rating.
4. Refrigerant to pick

Check the FAQs for any questions or drop a message for Amsira Marketarea team. Now go ahead and check out reviews below and conclusion. You generally get good deals up to January, before the prices inch upwards. Installation and extra cable or stand charges are extra ranging from Rs. 600 to Rs.1500+. Check for manufacturer’s free or discount offers.

Best 1.5 Ton Split AC in India

1

Carrier 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC

2

Panasonic 1.5 Ton 5 Star Wi-Fi Twin Cool Inverter Split AC

3

LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC

4

Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC

5

Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC

6

Whirlpool 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC

7

Sanyo 1.5 Ton 5 Star Dual Inverter Wide Split AC

8

Blue Star 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC

9

Voltas 1.4 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC

10

Samsung 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC

Best Non Inverter ACs

1

Carrier 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC

2

Whirlpool 1.5 Ton 3 Star 2020 Split AC with Copper Condenser

3

Blue Star 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC

4

Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC

1. Carrier 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, High Density Filter, 2020 Model)

Carrier has some of the best air conditioners in India. This 1.5 ton model has almost all the key features. Is a 5 star AC, quite efficient and reliable 1.5 Split AC.

Note from 2021 ISEER value is 5 for a 5 star air conditioner. Aside from that change it is the same reliable, efficient AC with a reliable service network in almost all places in India.

In the off season it is priced quite low as other brands. However, during the season starting from January or February the price goes up quite high. It is the best 1.5 ton AC. Check out the features below in this Carrier 1.5 ton split AC review.

Carrier 1.5 Ton AC
Compressor Type
Variable speed compressor
Condenser Type
Copper
Cooling Capacity
5276 W
Noise level (H/M/L)
44/42/38 DB
Refrigerant
R32
Air Filter
PM 2.5/Electro static dust filter
Annual Energy Consumption
888.75 units
ISEER
4.6
Star rating (2018-20)
5
Warranty
1 year on product and condenser, 10 years on compressor
Power
150V - 280V

Other Key Features:

9.8

TOTAL SCORE

Carrier 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, High Density Filter, 2020 Model)

Best 1.5 ton Split AC from Carrier
Our Rating
4.8/5

2. Panasonic 1.5 Ton 5 Star Wi-Fi Twin Cool Inverter Split AC (Copper, PM 2.5 Filter, 2020 Model)

One of the best ACs with added WiFi app based controls. MirAIe is Panasonic’s IoT based platform for home automation.

WiFi app enables advanced diagnostics to predict potential issues, easy access to maintenance contracts and records, customize multiple AC profiles for Sleep and different temperature control modes. It also integrates with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant for voice based operation. This model from Panasonic is in the top 5 AC in India.

However, installation and service support experiences are reported as problematic and expensive by few customers in forum reviews. Tread with caution on charges for installation supplies, which most other brands provide for free.

Carrier 1.5 Ton AC
Compressor Type
Twin rotor variable speed compressor
Condenser Type
Copper
Cooling Capacity
5100 W
Noise level (H/M/L)
46/43 dB; 58 dB outdoor
Refrigerant
R32
Air Filter
PM 2.5 and Catechin filter
Annual Energy Consumption
840.75 units
ISEER
4.7
Star rating (2018-20)
5
Warranty
1 year on product and condenser, 1+4 years on PCB, 10 years on compressor
Power
145V - 285V

Other Key Features:

9.8

TOTAL SCORE

Panasonic 1.5 Ton 5 Star Wi-Fi Twin Cool Inverter Split AC (Copper, PM 2.5 Filter, 2020 Model)

Best 1.5 ton Split AC with WiFi
Our Rating
4.2/5

3. LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, LS-Q18YNZA, Convertible 4-in-1 Cooling, 2020

LG has an excellent range of air conditioners. The same quality with their other home appliances continues with the air conditioners. This LG 1.5 ton split AC with copper condenser comes with top of the line features and includes a 5 year warranty for the PCB, which is one of the most expensive parts.

Core Features
Compressor Type
Dual Inverter Variable speed compressor
Condenser Type
Copper
Cooling Capacity
2550W
Noise level (H/M/L)
31 dB
Refrigerant
R32
Air Filter
PM 2.5; Hepa anti-allergen filter
Annual Energy Consumption
835.50 units
ISEER
4.73
Star rating (2018-20)
5
Warranty
1 year on product and condenser, 5 years on PCB, 10 years on compressor with gas charging T&C
Power
120V - 290V

Other Key Features:

9.7

TOTAL SCORE

LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, LS-Q18YNZA, Convertible 4-in-1 Cooling, 2020

Best LG 1.5 ton Split AC loaded with features and 5 years PCB warranty
Our Rating
4.7/5

4. Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, IC518DBTU, Auto Adjustable, 2020 Model, White)

Blue Star has been around for many decades and is well recognised for the air conditioners for both home and commercial use.

This model’s salient features are its very low noise operation, multistage filtration system, different features to ensure even distribution of cooling and comfort of the people. Check out the features below in the Blue Star 1.5 split AC review.

Core Features
Compressor Type
Variable speed compressor
Condenser Type
Copper
Cooling Capacity Max
5115W
Cooling Capacity Min
1769W
Noise level (H/M/L)
45/41/37 dB
Refrigerant
R32
Annual Energy Consumption
856.63 units
ISEER
4.53
Star rating (2018-20)
5
Warranty
1 year on product and condenser, 10 years on compressor

Other Key Features:

9.7

TOTAL SCORE

Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, IC518DBTU, Auto Adjustable, 2020 Model, White)

Best Blue Star 1.5 ton AC
Our Rating
4.8/5

5 Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, Anti Microbial Filter, 2018 Model, FTKG50TV White)

Daikin is one of the reputed companies in the refrigeration industry across the World. Their air conditioners are widely used in businesses and companies and make it into the list of best quality AC in India.

Excellent in reliability and servicing, they generally are more expensive than other brands. But during the off-season, before the end of December the pricing is very much at the same levels as other brands. Check out the features below in this Daikin inverter AC 1.5 ton review.

Core Features
Compressor Type
Neo Swing variable speed compressor
Condenser Type
Copper
Cooling Capacity Max
5000W
Cooling Capacity Min
2500W
Noise level (H/M/L)
45 dB
Refrigerant
R32
Air Filter
Anti Microbial filter, dust filter and antibacterial coating
ISEER
4.7
Annual Energy Consumption
824 units
Star rating (2018-20)
5
Warranty
1 year on product and condenser, 5 years on PCB and 10 years on compressor
Power
160V-265V

Other Key Features:

9.6

TOTAL SCORE

Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, Anti Microbial Filter, 2018 Model, FTKG50TV White)

One of the most reliable AC in India
Our Rating
4.5/5

6 Whirlpool 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 1.5T MAGICOOL PRO+ 3S COPR INVERTER, White)

Whirlpool is one more well known company World wide and also in India specifically for their comfortably priced good quality home appliances.

Even though this is a 3 star AC, it is quite efficient with excellent features. It is also quite popular with customers and ranks in the top 10 AC in India.

Core Features
Compressor Type
Variable speed compressor
Condenser Type
Copper
Cooling Capacity 100%
5320 W
Noise level (H/M/L)
43 dB
Refrigerant
R32
Air Filter
PM 2.5; Hepa anti-allergan filter
ISEER
3.85
Annual Energy Consumption
1071.03 units
Star rating (2018-20)
3
Warranty
1 year on product and condenser, 10 years on compressor
Power
145V - 290V

Other Key Features:

9.7

TOTAL SCORE

Whirlpool 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 1.5T MAGICOOL PRO+ 3S COPR INVERTER, White)

Best Whirlpool 1.5 ton split AC
Our Rating
4.7/5

7. Sanyo 1.5 Ton 5 Star Dual Inverter Wide Split AC (Copper, 2020 Model, SI/SO-15T5SCIC White)

Sanyo is one of the oldest Japanese companies well known for high quality products. This model is quite popular with customers and fully loaded with features and protective technologies for durability.

However note that this comes with only a 5 years warranty for the compressor vs 10 years for most other brands. Also, check service centre availability close to your installation.

Core Features
Compressor Type
Duo Cool Inverter Variable speed compressor
Condenser Type
Copper
Cooling Capacity 100%
5100W
Cooling Capacity (50%)
2550W
Noise level (H/M/L)
43 dB
Refrigerant
R32
Air Filter
PM 2.5 filter and anti-dust filter
ISEER
4.7
Annual Energy Consumption
840.75 units
Star rating (2018-20)
5
Warranty
1 year on product and condenser, 5 years on compressor
Power
145V - 285V

Other Key Features:

9.8

TOTAL SCORE

Sanyo 1.5 Ton 5 Star Dual Inverter Wide Split AC (Copper, 2020 Model, SI/SO-15T5SCIC White)

Best AC for home from Sanyo
Our Rating
4.5/5

8. Blue Star 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, IC318QATU, White + Champagne Gold)

This model is a bit more economical as it is priced lower than the 5 star model and at the same time you would need to see much inefficiencies and higher power bills.

Bluestar QATU model has fewer features than the 5 star, but it covers all the essential features and few more.

Core Features
Compressor Type
Variable speed compressor
Condenser Type
Copper
Cooling Capacity 100%
5020W
Cooling Capacity (50%)
2510W
Noise level (H/M/L)
46/39/35 dB
Refrigerant
R32
ISEER
3.6
Annual Energy Consumption
1079.75 units
Star rating (2018-20)
3
Warranty
1 year on product and condenser, 10 years on compressor

Other Key Features:

9.6

TOTAL SCORE

Blue Star 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, IC318QATU, White + Champagne Gold)

One more best AC from Blue Star
Our Rating
4.8/5

9. Voltas 1.4 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper 173V JZJ (R32) White)

Voltas is another Indian company well known in the air conditioners industry for a long time. Before other brands came into India, Blue Star and Voltas were the most often installed ACs in the businesses and companies.

Feature wise, it is a fully loaded model and quite efficient. It is one of the few ACs to feature 4-way swing to ensure cool air distribution in both vertical and horizontal directions.

It ranks lower because of relatively lower long term reliability and lower quality service levels across different parts of the country.

Core Features
Compressor Type
Variable speed compressor
Condenser Type
Copper
Cooling Capacity 100%
4950W
Cooling Capacity (50%)
2475W
Noise level (H/M/L)
46 dB
Air Filter
Anti Microbial filter, dust filter and antibacterial coating
Refrigerant
R32
ISEER
3.8
Annual Energy Consumption
1008.2 units
Star rating (2018-20)
3
Warranty
1 year on product and condenser, 5 years on compressor
Power
145V - 290V

Other Key Features:

9.7

TOTAL SCORE

Voltas 1.4 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper 173V JZJ (R32) White)

Value for money – low price split AC in India
Our Rating
4.5/5

10 Samsung 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, AR18TY5QAWK, White)

Samsung like the LG has been quite popular in the home appliances market in India.

This Samsung air conditioner has all the standard split air conditioner features. Quite adequate in features and functions. Easy good service availability may be an issue in smaller towns across the country.

It ranks lower primarily because it does not offer anything unique or more than other similar brands and is relatively expensive for what is offered. Take a look at features below in this Samsung split AC review.

Core Features
Compressor Type
Variable speed compressor
Condenser Type
Copper
Cooling Capacity 100%
5217W
Cooling Capacity (50%)
2608W
Noise level (H/M/L)
35 dB
Air Filter
HD Filter
Refrigerant
R32
ISEER
4.68
Annual Energy Consumption
863.15 units
Star rating (2018-20)
5
Warranty
1 year on product, 5 years on condenser, 10 years on compressor

Other Key Features:

9.4

TOTAL SCORE

Samsung 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, AR18TY5QAWK, White)

Samsung’s best 1.5 ton Split AC
Our Rating
4.6/5

Best 1.5 ton Non Inverter AC in India

Feature wise all of the air conditioners reviewed provide all basic features. Quality varies within small margins. However durability and reliable continuous operation are the key. Carrier, Daikin and BlueStar standout in this category.

Followed closely by LG, Panasonic, Whirlpool and Sanyo.

Voltas is in the 3rd bucket primarily for long term durability without any service issues and also because of gaps in consistent service support across the country.

Samsung even though popular with other appliances, lags with relatively expensive air conditioner and also service support primarily available in major urban centres.

Best 1.5 ton non-inverter or Fixed Speed Air Conditioners in India

Inverter ACs are more widely available and functionally very efficient, with lower power bills. However, the controller board or PCB which operates the inverter functionalities is one of the sensitive and expensive parts.

Compared to single or fixed speed, also called non-inverter ACs, this is the only additional major component which can fail. Most often it requires replacement and is not easily serviceable on location.

This has been one of the main reasons for a significant number of customers to prefer the old technology or non inverter air conditioners. For them, we have reviewed a few 1.5 ton air conditioners.

Selection of the best air conditioner still follows the same steps outlined in the guide.

1 Carrier 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, PM 2.5 Filter, 2020 Model, CAS18EK3R30F0 ESKO NEO SPLIT AC White)

Carrier fixed speed 3 star air conditioner comes with similar features as the inverter model. It has service support available in most places and has long term durability.

Core Features
Compressor Type
Single speed compressor
Condenser Type
Copper
Cooling Capacity 100%
5275 W
Noise level (H/M/L)
41 dB
Air Filter
PM 2.5/Electro static dust filter
Refrigerant
R32
ISEER
3.62
Annual Energy Consumption
863.15 units
Star rating (2018-20)
3
Warranty
1 year on product and condenser, 5 years on compressor

Other Key Features:

9.8

TOTAL SCORE

Carrier 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, PM 2.5 Filter, 2020 Model, CAS18EK3R30F0 ESKO NEO SPLIT AC White)

Best non inverter AC
Our Rating
4.8/5

2. Whirlpool 1.5 Ton 3 Star 2020 Split AC with Copper Condenser (1.5T NEOCOOL 3S COPR, White)

Whirlpool fixed speed AC model is comfortably priced and comes with multiple features. Check for service support availability and quality if you are in a smaller town.

Core Features
Compressor Type
Variable speed compressor
Condenser Type
Copper
Cooling Capacity 100%
5080 W
Noise level (H/M/L)
43 dB
Air Filter
HD filter and Hepa anti-allergen filter
Refrigerant
R32
ISEER
3.55
Annual Energy Consumption
1106.97 units
Star rating (2018-20)
3
Warranty
1 year on product and condenser, 5 years on compressor

Other Key Features:

9.8

TOTAL SCORE

Whirlpool 1.5 Ton 3 Star 2020 Split AC with Copper Condenser (1.5T NEOCOOL 3S COPR, White)

Best non inverter AC reasonably priced
Our Rating
4.7/5

3. Blue Star 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, 2018 Model, FS318AATU, White)

This non-inverter air conditioner model is similar to the Blue Star inverter model, except for the single speed compressor.

The technology has been in use for many years and has improved. Both in terms of service support availability and reliability of the AC, it is one of the best. However note the higher noise level compared to other models

Core Features
Compressor Type
Single speed compressor
Condenser Type
Copper
Cooling Capacity 100%
5150W
Noise level (H/M/L)
58 dB
Refrigerant
R32
ISEER
3.55
Annual Energy Consumption
1122.45 units
Star rating (2018-20)
3
Warranty
1 year on product and condenser, 5 years on compressor

Other Key Features:

9.5

TOTAL SCORE

Blue Star 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, 2018 Model, FS318AATU, White)

One of the reliable brands
Our Rating
4.8/5

4. Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper 183EZA White)

This fixed speed, non-inverter Voltas model comes fully loaded with features. It includes a 4-way swing which is not supported by many AC models.

Only things to watch out for - reliable service support availability in your area and long term durability of the AC.

Core Features
Compressor Type
Variable speed compressor
Condenser Type
Copper
Cooling Capacity 100%
5150 W
Noise level (H/M/L)
45 dB
Refrigerant
R32
Air Filter
Anti Microbial filter, dust filter and antibacterial coating
ISEER
3.56
Annual Energy Consumption
1119.36 units
Star rating (2018-20)
3
Warranty
1 year on product and condenser, 5 years on compressor

Other Key Features:

9.7

TOTAL SCORE

Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper 183EZA White)

Best feature set non inverter AC
Our Rating
4.5/5

Conclusion on Best 1.5 ton AC in India

Carrier is in the 1st place because of its reliable service in many places and long term durability

Whirlpool is in 2nd place because of a well balanced feature set and reasonable pricing. However, check service support if you are in a non metro area.

Blue Star would have tied with Carrier if it were not for it’s relatively higher noise and higher power consumption.

Voltas is the most feature rich AC in this category. However it comes in 4th place because long term durability issues and reliable service support in all areas.

Short Guide to Selecting the Best 1.5 ton Split AC in India

A quick summary from the Guide to help you select the best 1.5 ton AC in India:

1. Budget and type of AC - Inverter or non-inverter

Earlier times there was a large price gap between non-inverter and inverter ACs. Now both are almost similarly priced.

Inverter ACs run the compressor at variable speeds or capacities (for example 100% max, 80%, 60% or 40%). This saves on energy, meaning lower power bills and extends life of the compressor and condenser components. After reaching the set temperature the compressor slows down to lower capacities just to maintain the temperature.

Non-inverter ACs always run at the same high speed. After reaching the set temperature the compressor is switched off. To avoid repeated on/off, after reaching a certain threshold temperature, the compressor turns.

To be able to run at variable capacities inverter ACs use control logic board or PCB for all operations. This is an expensive component and replacements can cost around one third of the AC price. Few brands do offer a longer warranty of 5 years for the PCB.

If the air conditioner is operated for longer hours and used through the year, reliable inverter AC is a better choice. Otherwise non inverter is a good choice, if concerned about PCB replacement costs.

2. Condenser type - preferably copper over aluminum.

Copper continues to be the better choice both from efficiency and durability perspectives. However, few models offer the same level of efficiency and durability with a mix of alloy and protection technologies.

Pricing difference varies depending upon the models. Everything being the same, aluminum condenser ACs are priced lower.

3. Energy efficiency, star rating 3, 4 or 5. For budget constraints 3 star works well.

BEE star rating is quite an important guidance parameter for energy efficiency. Read the Guide to Select Best Air Conditioners, to know more in detail.

These ratings and methodologies applied to measure to qualify for the ratings generally changes every 2 years. Current ratings are valid from January 2018 till Dec 31st 2020.

From Jan 1st 2020 the current rating will reduce by one star. Check the ISEER value range in the table provided in the Guide.

In general go for 3 stars to 5 stars rating. 3 star rated ACs have reasonable trade off between high power consumption and good feature set.

Current 3 star AC will be 2 stars from Jan 1st 2020, but that should not be a big concern at least till end of 2022.

4. Opt for HFC refrigerants like R32, R410A or R134A in that order. HC refrigerants like R290 or R600A are best, but may be available in very few models.

Go for the R-32 refrigerant model. R32 is the most common refrigerant used in air conditioners in India and is also more efficient. R-410A is ok, if the specific model you like is using it. R-290 and R-600A are better options but are not yet widely used in air conditioners in India.

The following stages can get included before or after the storage tank. In some cases, additional UV-LED may get included in the storage tank.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Which is the best 1.5 ton AC in India ?
Which is the best 1.5 ton inverter AC in India ?

Carrier, Panasonic, Blue Star, LG and Daikin are the best 1.5 ton split ACs in India.

Which are the best AC brands in India?

Carrier, Daikin, Bluestar, Whirlpool, LG, Samsung and Voltas are some of the well known and popular brands in India.

Inverter or non inverter AC?

Inverter ACs are energy efficient resulting in lower power bills. One reason to look for non inverter AC is because of any concern on PCB quality issues after warranty, as the PCB replacement is most expensive. Check out few brands like LG which offer 5 year warranty on the PCB.

Window AC or Split AC?

Window AC are best for small rooms. However, they can occupy valuable window space. Definitely split AC for larger rooms. Select split AC as you can save space and also lower noise with the outdoor unit away from the room.

Which is the best energy efficient 1.5 ton ac in India ?

Check out the inverter split AC reviews above. These are the best energy efficient ACs. Look for higher ISEER value and 3 to 5 star rating. Specifications also indicate average annual power consumption units. Use these to differentiate between similarly star rated units.

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