4 Best 1.5 Ton Split ACs in India for 2024

Last updated on May 11th, 2024 at 12:13 pm

Focusing on practical features and ignoring the gimmicks.

While Panasonic, Daikin, and LG are all reputable options, it’s worth noting that Daikin lacks convertible features such as 5-in-1 or 6-in-1 functionality; it simply operates with an on/off switch.

One standout feature of Panasonic is their advanced Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing for seamless customization via a dedicated app, including profile creation tailored to individual preferences. This level of control isn’t available with LG or Daikin.

All brands offer stabilizer-free operation, but investing in a stabilizer like the V-Guard VG 400 is advisable to safeguard against voltage fluctuations. This reasonably priced option provides reliable protection, potentially saving on costly repairs if the PCB is damaged.

Power Consumption in all these AC below is almost similar with only a difference of 100 to 130 units per year only, so if your spending 45k then this minimal difference doesn’t matter.


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Points to Remember

  • Online and Offline market models can be different.
  • Don’t go for cheaper AC’s from unknown brands, very bad after sales support.
  • 5 star if usage more than 6 hours/day and 4 months/year.
  • Buy inverter AC.
  • Convertible mode and wifi are totally worth it.
  • 5 year PCB warranty should be there.
  • Use stabilizer V-Guard VG 400
  • You get 3m pipe, buy longer pipe if indoor and outdoor unit are at more distance but don’t join 2 pipes together. Use a single long copper pipe.
  • Get the pipe vacuum done before turning it on.

1) Panasonic 1.5 Ton 5 Star Wi-Fi Inverter Smart Split AC

This is the AC I would buy if I had to buy one right now.

Panasonic Split AC 2024 Model

⇒ While its cooling capacity is rated at 1.45 tons, don’t let that slight difference deter you. Daikin may boast a full 1.5-ton capacity, but the advanced features of the Panasonic more than make up for any nominal disparity.

⇒ Many in my circle have relied on Panasonic ACs for years, and this model maintains the same top-notch build quality with 100% Copper Tubing as its predecessors.

⇒ The 7 in 1 convertible and true AI mode which Panasonic called as ” AI mode ” last year. This mode can take AC from 40% to 120% and they work quite well.

⇒ This AC has a fantastic 4 way swing feature, ensuring air is distributed evenly. Plus, its 0.1 air purification filter works like a charm, keeping your room dust-free. It’s like getting a free air purifier with your AC! Seeing how much dust it catches during filter cleaning is so satisfying.

⇒ Get the MirAie app for amazing customization. Use voice control with Google or Alexa. Customize your sleep settings for yourself, your family, or elders. You can create multiple profiles, which is great for different cooling preferences.

⇒ You also get self diagnosis and stabilizer free operation from 100 volt to 290 volt, but still use a stabilizer for best protection.

⇒ The noise level of 39 dB is comparable to the 2023 model, meaning it operates quietly, and you’ll hardly notice any noise while it’s running.

⇒ You receive a comprehensive 1-year warranty, with 5 years of coverage for the PCB and an impressive 10-year warranty for the compressor. This AC is available for around 45k. Honestly, I couldn’t find any downsides to this AC, and the service is consistently reliable and punctual.

*Our recommended models

Panasonic 1.5 Ton 5 Star – Amazon

Panasonic 1.5 Ton 3 Star – Amazon


2) LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star DUAL Inverter Split AC ( 2024 model)

⇒ I like the 2024 LG model because it’s been improved. The new compressor in the online-only market version is better—it can cool 1.42 tons, up from last year’s 1.36 tons in the old model. Plus, it’s quieter because LG uses dual rotary compressor technology.

Note : LG has also recently incorporated Wi-Fi technology with ThinQ app, allowing you to control the AC from anywhere. But charging 3-4k more than Panasonic for WIFI AI model.

⇒ You get 6-in-1 Convertible mode which can work from 40% to 110% cooling capacity which is called VIRAAT mode and is great is cooling. LG has improved this model quite a bit in 2024.

⇒ In 2024, LG upgraded its outdoor models by introducing Goldfin+ coating, which replaced the previous blackfin coating. This enhanced coating provides better protection and durability, ultimately extending the lifespan of the unit. Additionally, the indoor unit still utilizes the reliable ocean black coating.

⇒ Same like last year model you get HD Filter with Anti-Virus Protection and 100% Copper Condenser.

⇒ Additionally, this AC boasts a 4-way swing function similar to Panasonic’s, along with an auto-clean feature. The heat exchanger in the AC automatically dries up, effectively eliminating humidity and bacteria—an advantage not found in Panasonic models.

⇒ It boasts 120V to 290V stabilizer free operation, but it’s still better to use one.

⇒ LG claims a 31 dB noise level ( Panasonic 38 dB ) you won’t even know if this AC is running with such low voice in indoor unit. Outdoor unit is also relatively more silent.

⇒ You get warranty of 1 Year on product, 5 Years on PCB and 10 Years on Compressor with Gas Charging (T&C Apply) and you can get is around 47k online.

⇒ Overall this LG AC provides great cooling and reliable after sales service.

Note : The models in online and offline (lower cooling capacity) market are different.

*Our recommended models

LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Wi-Fi – Aamzon

LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star – Amazon

LG 1.5 Ton 3 Star – Amazon


3) Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC

The cooling capacity is proper 1.5 ton ( more than LG and Panasonic ) which makes it quite powerful in terms of raw cooling.

I have used 3 Daikin AC’s myself and all work great, bought in 2020.

⇒ Though it’s a 2022 model but the ISEER rating is valid up to 31st December 2024 so it’s not an issue, Daikin being a reliable brand doesn’t rename the models without doing any significant changes.

⇒ You get to see a inverter compressor, 100% copper condenser coils.

⇒ Self healing anti corrosion coating which activates when there are chips or scratches caused by environmental or chemical factors.

⇒ While there’s Coanda and 3D airflow for improved air distribution throughout the room, it lacks the 4-way swing feature found in Panasonic and LG models mentioned earlier.

⇒ It has PM 2.5 mm filter, Dew clean & auto clean technology.

⇒ The AC operates without a stabilizer within the voltage range of 130V to 285V. However, I recommend using one for enhanced protection during power fluctuations.

⇒ The noise level is 38 dB, which is 1 dB lower than Panasonic and 7 dB higher than LG.

⇒ Price is around 45k which is similar to last year and it’s good that Daikin didn’t increase the price.

Big Cons

  • No Wifi
  • No Convertible Mode

Big Pros

  • Proper 1.5 Ton cooling capacity

*Our recommended models

Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star (2023) – Aamzon

Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star (2022) – Amazon

Daikin 1.5 Ton 3 Star (2022) – Amazon


4) Carrier 1.5 Ton 5 Star AI Flexicool Inverter Split AC

Cooling capacity – 1.42 Ton or 5000 W

⇒ Carrier offers AI Powered 6-IN-1 Flexicool Technology, Personalized Cooling in a Single Click and 6-in-1 convertible modes. You can use it from 0.9 ton to 1.9 ton in 2024 model. Earlier it was 0.8 to 1.7 in 2023 model.

⇒ You get 100% Copper Condenser Coil with Aqua Clear Protection on outdoor coils while on indoor coils and fins you get Hydro Blue Coating.

⇒ Both chemicals coatings are different on indoor and outdoor out with different purpose in mind, which is smart of Carrier.

⇒ It has Dual Filtration with HD & PM 2.5 Filter.

⇒ You also get auto clean technology and hidden display feature.

⇒ Stabilizer free operation for 135~280 V range.

⇒ Noise level is ‎38 dB similar to the Panasonic model above, which is very silent.

Big Con

  • No Wifi

Overall it’s a robust reliable brand AC, providing great cooling.

*Our recommended models

Carrier 1.5 Ton 5 Star – Amazon

Carrier 1.5 Ton 3 Star – Amazon

Talking about O general and Mitsubishi

While these offer best built quality their good premium models are priced above 70k which is quite a bit. For under 50k you will only get budget models which lacks premium features.

The 5 star model from O general will cost 70k.

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134 Comments
  1. For most air conditioners you have to pay installation charge separately. This is also applicable if you are buying an air conditioner offline , so don’t fret over it.

    Also installation charges can be different for everyone depending on the extra equipment and effort required to install at their particular location.

    Let us know below which one you bought and how was your experience.

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  2. hitachi service very bad

  3. hitachi service very bad
    don’t buy any hitachi product

  4. Omg thanks for the info… i was above to buy the same

  5. Hello Nitin , I understand your frustration and hope your AC get replaced with a new one. But personally I have seen that LG products are quite good and they are actually costlier then Voltas and other brands but I find them worth the price.

  6. I buyed LG 1.5 ton 3 star AC 1 year back in april17 after one year relay in PCB failed

  7. I am regular visitor of your website and i really found this article helpfull in this summer.
    People nereby will have the knowledge of buy best air conditioner in india.

  8. Whirlpool AC is best or not

  9. If LG has that many features and offers 10 year warranty on compressor. Wouldn’t it be better than Daikins ?. I kinda want to learn more as to why you preferred Daikins over LG or blue star ?.

    Appreciate your response!!

  10. THIS ARTICLE IS VERY GOOD

  11. which bluestar model to go for my requirement is 1.5 ton 3 or 5 star both varient?

  12. How is Livpure 1.5 ton 5 star rated product? Can we go for that

    • Better go for the top mentions above from LG, Daikin, Panasonic, Hitachi etc. Customer service is very important when buying an AC to avoid future troubles , so choose wisely.

  13. How is DAIKIN 1.5 Ton 3 Star Copper FTL50TV16U1 Split AC??

  14. Mine is 17×8 feet room. Can I go with Daikin 1.5 4 star split AC?

  15. Yes definitely!

  16. What about Havells Lyod brand??

  17. Reply
    T J Nagabhushana Rao March 11, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Is Samsung 2020 model 1.5 ton is good?

  18. Reply
    T J Nagabhushana Rao March 11, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Whether alloy condensor is Good?

  19. want to buy tomorrow 1.5 Ton lg-18 ENXA or JNXA model
    Pl suggest

    Shall I go for emperia model of carrier

  20. Haha what a rating Unbelievable Hitachi at no 9.

  21. What is the life of Inverter AC, maintenance is very high compare to non inverter ac
    nobody is giving more than one year guarantee to PCB (pcb circuit)
    please give your feed back

    • I will call it a trade off between efficiency and some complicated parts yes , but AC’s from good brands usually don’t do major issues. If they do then customer service person can come home and fix them. Many brands are offering 3 years warranty on PCB at present like this TCL option – https://amzn.to/3bXU7je

      • Hey Shubham,
        Was planning to buy 1t Hitachi – 312hfeoz1 and a 1.5t of the same brand.

        Any recommendations or any other recommendations with a price ~30k

      • Dear Subham ,
        Hi . This is Vibhakar here . I went through your posts and found it really insightful . Great work . Keep
        It up .
        I need one suggestion from you .
        I have to buy two AC’ s . One 1.5 Tonnes and another 2 tonnes AC .
        Could you please suggest me Best Buy possible . My preference is dual inverter . I have seen LG , found it to be good .
        What about Daikin & Mitsubishi ?
        You have rated LG as number one .
        Kindly suggest

  22. Nice Site and proper information was given by this website I Have purchased “Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC” and The service of Daikin is good and the coustmer care service is also good because they help me to understand remote.
    This is very useful.

  23. I am looking for 1.5 ton AC in budget below 35,000/- which is the best option to buy, kind of confused with every site site giving different best options

  24. Gree ka AC kaisa rahega kahrdne ke liye

  25. How is haier in ac

    • There are a lot of Robust brands that provide good quality , In my opinion Haier has good washing machines but in Air conditioners it’s not that trusted yet. Also there isn’t much reviews yet online to judge well. I would recommend Daikin , Voltas , LG AC’s.

  26. I want to buy 3 star 1.5 ton split Ac with copper condenser economical. Also suggest where we should not have service issue
    Preferably brand Voltas , daikin, sanyo

    • Hi , Don’t go for Sanyo. It is not much recommended yet. Voltas and Diakin are Pioneer.

      For Voltas comes in budget and is a reputable product from TATA. So you will have good service in most areas – https://amzn.to/2TdhQSJ

      Second Diakin provides a superior body and robust quality. The built quality will be better then Voltas but price will also be higher. If you are ready to pay that extra price for better built quality then Daikin – https://amzn.to/3g0woil

      Both have copper condenser and are Inverter AC. It doesn’t get better than this , these 2 should satisfy most people needs.

  27. What would you comment about Samsung AC ? Can i go for samsung AC

  28. Nice article bro I really like it .

  29. very informative article on AC

  30. What about onida 1.5 ton 3 star split dual inverter ac

    • Hi, Onida is an upcoming brand in Air Conditioning. But I believe that Daikin , Voltas , LG , Whirlpool are more pioneers in Air Conditioning segment. So do check out our top picks from brands above , I highly recommend Daikin and Voltas.

      However for Onida , you can check out this model – https://amzn.to/3de6Awn

  31. Is it ok to buy Lloyd 1.5 ton split ac. How it performs n after sales service ?

    • I have used Lloyd AC , currently one unit in my dining room. The AC is working well , only one minor issue after 12 month use but was solved quickly. Although I prefer Daikin right now , but for Lloyd you can check out this model – https://amzn.to/3h86dYx

  32. Great in-depth article.

  33. Can I have a purchase in cruise brand …
    Inverter model ya non-inverter model.which is the best….

    • I won;t recommend cruise brand , as I am not familiar with this AC brand. I will prefer reputable brands which are pioneer and well known like Daikin , LG , Voltas etc.

  34. Hi Shubham
    M Manoj , I wann buy air conditioner
    Bur I have no idea about it
    So m confused wt shall I take
    Mu budget is very low
    Please suggest which model I can buy

  35. And also give suggestions shall I buy online or near by electronic store

  36. our house is next to a big sewage drain thats why our ac’s copper coil gets damaged within a year of purchase can u recommend us any ac as we had changed three ac’s in three consecutive years

  37. EMPERIA Nx 3 Star
    CAS12EN3R30F0 year 2020
    I need to know the above model review pls kindly reply thank you

  38. which brand best LG,voltas,blue star?

    • All are good brands which provide good customer service and have brand reputation. It comes to the best price you can get and the model which should have copper condenser for easy repairs , inverter AC preferably for more efficiency.

  39. I have used so, many gadgets but i never feel to worth for money , but this one is worth of money .

  40. Do they fixfir free?

    • What would you suggest between LG 1.5 ton 3 star hot and cold AC and Daikin 1.5 ton 3 star hot and cold AC?
      Daikin is available to me at 42k INR, while LG is at 45k INR.

    • Hi
      Shubham

      Please share your view on SHARP air conditioner, 1.5 ton Inverter model

    • If the Air conditioner is under warranty then it’s usually done free of charge i.e with within terms and conditions from brand. I had an issue with Lloyd AC within one year , it was fixed for free. Rest I am using Diakin and one other brand , no issue till now.

      You can go for this LG model for 2022 – https://amzn.to/3rVAS1J , it offers most silent operation.

  41. dear all trust on Shubham, he is suggesting best electronics products ever, I personally read his guide was amazing and clear. I am also writer , i personally do thanks him and wish to keep it up.

  42. Between Voltas 1ton and Daikin 1ton split inverter AC which is best and why??
    Which point makes it standout

  43. […] Also Read : 10 Best 1.5 Ton Split Air Conditioners […]

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