Best split ACs (air conditioners) under Rs 20,000 in India (2018)

best split ac under 20000 rs in India

Which is the best split AC under 20000 rs in India?

Like it or not, India is among the hottest countries in the world. And while our summers are known for the unforgiving temperatures, other seasons aren’t that kind either. As such, an air conditioner is more of a necessity than a luxury.

If you’re on a tight budget, we’ve compiled a list of the best split ACs (air conditioners) in India under Rs 20,000 for this month. While you’ll find all the tech jargon below, here are a few things to keep in mind. The efficiency is calculated in ISEER (also used for calculating the star rating). Goes without saying higher is better. Anything between 3.5W/W and 4W/W is rated as a 3 star AC. Cooling capacity is measured in tons and 1 ton does not mean a power consumption of 1000W but is close. While a higher tonnage does mean higher electricity consumption, it also allows for higher degree of cooling.

Lastly, copper condensers do a better job than aluminium ones due to their ability to dissipate heat more effectively. Make sure you choose the cooling capacity depending on the size of the room where the AC is to be fitted. A smaller AC in a large room can end up using more electricity than a higher capacity AC in the same room.

Compared to last year, AC prices have shot up. While there were a couple of options back last summers, there’s just one this year. To beat this, we’ve essentially covered ACs up to Rs 22,000. Also, we found nothing on Amazon in this budget.

You’re unlikely to find inverter ACs under Rs 20,000, but if you do, we’ll have them here. You can instead check the list of the best 1.5-ton inverter ACs under Rs 30,000 and the best 1-ton inverter ACs under Rs 30,000. These tend to be not just more efficient, but also quicker at cooling. So here are the best ACs under Rs 20,000.

These are the best split ACs under Rs 20,000 in India:

 

Billion AC145

Billion AC145

  • Capacity 1.5 Ton (5217W)
  • Power consumption 1435W
  • Heater No
  • Efficiency (ISEER) N/A (more than 3.5W/W)
  • Airflow circulation N/A
  • Condenser Aluminium
  • Inverter AC No
  • Star rating 3/5
  • Warranty 1 year, 5 years on compressor
Pros and Cons
  • Capacity
  • Aluminium condenser

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Mitashi FSA312K50

Mitashi FSA312K50

  • Capacity 1 Ton (3600W)
  • Power consumption 990W
  • Heater No
  • Efficiency (ISEER) 3.64W/W
  • Airflow circulation N/A
  • Condenser Copper
  • Inverter AC No
  • Star rating 3/5
  • Warranty 1 year, 5 years on compressor
Pros and Cons
  • Efficiency

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MarQ FKAC152SFA

MarQ FKAC102SFA

  • Capacity 1.5 Ton (5200W)
  • Power consumption 1552W
  • Heater No
  • Efficiency (ISEER) 3.35W/W
  • Airflow circulation N/A
  • Condenser Copper
  • Inverter AC No
  • Star rating 2/5
  • Warranty 1 year, 5 years on compressor
Pros and Cons
  • Capacity
  • Efficiency

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MarQ FKAC102SFA

MarQ FKAC102SFA

  • Capacity 1 Ton (3450W)
  • Power consumption 1030W
  • Heater No
  • Efficiency (ISEER) 3.35W/W
  • Airflow circulation 323CFM
  • Condenser Copper
  • Inverter AC No
  • Star rating 2/5
  • Warranty 1 year, 5 years on compressor
Pros and Cons
  • Aluminium condenser
  • Efficiency

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Midea MAS12SP3C8F0

Midea MAS12SP3C8F0

  • Capacity 1 Ton (3500W)
  • Power consumption 972W
  • Heater No
  • Efficiency (ISEER) 3.6W/W
  • Airflow circulation N/A
  • Condenser Copper
  • Inverter AC No
  • Star rating 3/5
  • Warranty 1 year, 5-year compressor
Pros and Cons
  • Efficiency

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Micromax ACS12C3C4QS3WH

Micromax ACS12C3C4QS3WH

  • Capacity 1 Ton (3517W)
  • Power consumption 1060W
  • Heater No
  • Efficiency (ISEER) 3.52W/W
  • Airflow circulation 440CFM
  • Condenser Copper
  • Inverter AC No
  • Star rating 3/5
  • Warranty 1 year, 5-year compressor
Pros and Cons
  • Airflow circulation

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Hyundai HY2SB33.WVO-OL

Hyundai HY2SB33.WVO-OL

  • Capacity 1 Ton (3400W)
  • Power consumption 856W
  • Heater No
  • Efficiency (ISEER) 3.51W/W
  • Airflow circulation N/A
  • Condenser Copper
  • Inverter AC No
  • Star rating 3/5
  • Warranty 1 year, 5-year compressor
Pros and Cons

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Midea MAS12SR3C8F0

Midea MAS12SR3C8F0

  • Capacity 1 Ton (3350W)
  • Power consumption 943 W
  • Heater No
  • Efficiency (ISEER) 3.55 W/W
  • Airflow circulation N/A
  • Condenser Copper
  • Inverter AC No
  • Star rating 3/5
  • Warranty 1 year, 5-year compressor
Pros and Cons

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Sansui SSD35WS1_MDA

Sansui SSD35WS1

  • Capacity 1 Ton (3510W)
  • Power consumption 990W
  • Heater No
  • Efficiency (ISEER) N/A
  • Airflow circulation N/A
  • Condenser Aluminium
  • Inverter AC No
  • Star rating 5/5
  • Warranty 1 year, 5-year compressor
Pros and Cons
  • 5 star rating
  • Aluminium condenser

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