Best Air Conditioners Under Rs 25000
An air conditioner under Rs 25000 used to be close to impossible some time ago. But not any more. Thanks to advent of numerous brands and fierce competition between them, you now have plenty of options available within the limited budget.
That being said, you can’t get split ACs with advanced features and functionalities within this budget, but rather a 1.5 ton window AC with basic features and even 1- 1.5 ton split ACs with limited functionalities.
As most of the ACs we review here come with 3 star plus rating, you needn’t really compromise on energy efficiency or worry about a huge electricity bill at the end of the month.
Note- Even if you keep budget of Rs 25000 for AC, you may have to shell out anywhere between Rs. 1000 to Rs. 2500 for installation, pipes, stands etc. Keep this in mind so that you won’t be in a shock when the technicians come in for installation.
If your needs will suffice with a window AC, you can opt for Voltas 183DZA. It too has multiple air filters and is fairly energy efficient. Higher capacity is also an added advantage as with the 1.5 tonnage, you can use in mid sized rooms of about 150 Sq. Ft.
Best Air Conditioner Under Rs. 25000
Getting a split AC at a price of less than Rs. 25000 used to be a distant dream. But not anymore thanks to the recent launch of Sanyo ACs, which is an online brand of Panasonic.
This AC offers exceptional energy efficiency and low operational noise, thanks to the inverter compressor technology. With 1 ton capacity, you can comfortably use it for rooms less than 120 Sq. Ft.
The AC has an energy rating of 3 stars and an annual energy consumption of 742 units, which is pretty good compared to other ACs in the 1 ton segment.
Talking about the performance, as it has a variable speed compressor that adjusts the speed depending on ambient temperature, the power consumption is optimal. The copper condenser helps with better cooling and is low maintenance too. The appliance is fairly eco-friendly too as it uses R32 refrigerant gas that doesn’t deplete ozone layer or affect global warming.
If you want the room to be cooled quickly, you can opt for the Glacier Mode that runs the fan at 35% higher speed. In addition, the AC also has practical features like sleeper, timer, auto restart and a backlit remote that provides ample visibility when you want to adjust the settings at night.
Another distinct feature is the incorporation of air purifying filter to enhance the air quality. In addition to a dust filter, it has a PM 2.5 filter that captures dust, pollen and other particulate matter larger than 2.5 micron in size. The dehumidifier keeps the air sufficiently dry– a feature especially found helpful during monsoons.
As for durability, being a newly launched appliance, user reviews are yet to be found. However incorporation of features like using copper condenser with low maintenance and water repellant fins on condenser to protect against rust and salt damage gives you a positive impression about the appliances’ longevity.
As for after sales service, again, user reviews are yet to be found. But, Sanyo promises 350 functional after sales service centres that attends to installation and after sales service promptly.
Overall, with 1 year overall warranty and 5 year warranty on compressor, this Sanyo split AC is one of the best budget friendly option to choose from.
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With basic features, this 1.5 ton window AC from Voltas is suitable for a room sized about less than 150 sq. ft. The annual energy consumption of the AC is 1339 units, which is of course higher than the previous Sanyo split AC.
Like most durable ACs, the Voltas 183DZA uses copper condenser which has better life, low maintenance and better cooling. The performance is pretty top notch that even when the outside temperature is 50 degrees, the AC cools down the room pretty quickly. The turbo mode adds to this convenience too.
As it has anti-bacterial and anti-dust filters, you can be rest assured that it removes allergens, odors, dust and other particulate matter to purify the air. The dehumidifier takes out the excess moisture during monsoon too.
Other user-friendly features include sleep mode, eco mode for energy saving, turbo mode and self-diagnosis feature that resets the AC in case any abnormality is found.
Overall, with 1 year product and condenser warranty and 5 year compressor warranty, the Voltas 183DZA is a decent buy. A drawback however is the lax after sales service and installation delays.
With lower capacity, but higher energy rating, the Voltas 125 DY/125 DZA has features and functionalities similar to that of the previous model.
If you are looking for a window AC for a smaller room, then, by all means opt for this option from Voltas with a slightly lower price tag.
Hitachi undoubtedly is a reputed brand which sells durable high performing appliances. But unfortunately, the after sales service in many cities lacks promptness.
This 1 ton AC from Hitachi has 3 star energy rating consuming about 1167 units of electricity annually.
Equipped with rotary compressor, the AC is fairly efficient in cooling the room quickly, albeit, it lacks the energy efficiency of an inverter compressor. As it has a copper condenser, you can be rest assured of quick, even cooling even when the ambient temperature is high. The air vent flap also facilitates wide angle cooling that helps.
In order to ensure air quality, the air conditioner uses silver ion filter to remove bacteria, dust and microbes. The manufacturers also claim that the Vitamin C filter reduces stress and improves skin quality.
Other practical features include timer, auto restart feature, filter cleaning indicator, auto climate technology and turbo mode.
Overall, the AC is pretty top notch in terms of quality and performance. But the lack of prompt after sale service is quite disappointing. So, if you are open to the idea of getting the AC serviced through 3rd parties post warranty period, then by all means opt for this choice from Hitachi.
Blue Star is a reputed brand that is known for selling cooling and purifying appliances for commercial establishments. So, you can expect reliable performance and durability with their domestic products too.
This window AC with 1.1 ton capacity is ideal for a small room of 110 Sq. Ft. The features are fairly basic. But given the price, you really can’t ask for more.
Though the unit utilizes a rotary motor, it is high on energy efficiency and garners 5 star rating consuming just 878 units of electricity annually. As with most superior Air conditioners, the Blue Star 5W13GA also uses copper condenser for superior cooling and better durability.
The unit however doesn’t have PM filter or silver ion filter like the previous Sanyo and Hitachi ACs, and hence, you will have to be satisfied with the dust filter that comes along.
Other features include sleep mode, auto restart and self-diagnosis function.
Overall, given the price and superior quality of Blue Star appliances, this definitely is a wise option to choose.
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MarQ is Flipkart’s own brand selling various home appliances at highly competitive price. In fact MarQ and Sanyo are the only worthy split ACs that you can get below Rs. 25000/-
With 3 star energy rating, MarQ FKAC153SFA is pretty energy efficient. However, unlike the option from Sanyo, it uses a rotary compressor instead of an inverter compressor. So, the wear and tear won’t be that minimal.
As it has 1.5 ton capacity, you can comfortably use it for a medium size room of 150 Sq. Ft. The operational sound is also comparatively low at maximum of 43 decibels.
In order to improve the air quality, the air conditioner is fitted with a mesh filter and a dust filter. However, it does lack a PM 2.5 filter that you find in the 1 ton Sanyo Split AC.
Other noteworthy features are turbo mode, humidity regulator, memory function, option to switch off LED display, auto swing and sleep mode.
As the unit comes with 1 year overall warranty and 5 year compressor warranty, you can be confident of the durability.
A major factor to be considered while buying MarQ is that Flipkart has tied up with local technicians and network for installation and after sale service. So, how it fares in the long term is yet to be seen. Durability of their products is also not yet proven as their products have been launched just in 2018.