Best AC Under ₹25000 in 2020 – Split AC & Windows AC

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Looking for a budget air conditioner for you family? Check out our list of the Best AC Under ₹25000 in year 2020, so you can make an informed decision.

If you’re looking for a 1.5 ton window air conditioner or a 1 ton split AC then stick around. We’ll introduce you to the best 1 ton split air conditioners of the year that cost just 25000 rupees (± 2000). If you are looking for a window AC, then you can even get a 1.5 ton air conditioner for this budget.

We’ve analyzed hundreds of customer reviews and carefully considered how various brands and models perform in several key areas. The result is an easy-to-read article that will help you find the perfect  AC under ₹25000 for your family.

Let’s get started.

Best AC Under ₹25000 in India

Some people may think that 25,000 is a small budget to buy a good air conditioner for your home. But this is not true, especially if you want to, or are okay with a window type air conditioner.

If you want a split AC in this budget, then of course you will have to limit your self to 1 Ton or lower air conditioners. If you are looking to purchase a 1.5 ton split air conditioner, then checkout our post on Best 1.5 Ton Split AC in India

Others can read on..

Best Window AC Under ₹25000 in India

#1. Blue Star 1.5 Ton 3 Star Window AC

Blue Star 3W18GBT air conditioner is an updated model from the Blue Star company. It is one the best window air conditioners that you can purchase for less than 25000 rupees. It comes with high efficiency rotary compressor, hydrophilic blue fins and self diagnosis features. The AC looks elegant too.

Product Specifications

Basic Information
Model 3W18GBT
Brand Blue Star
Type Window AC
Cooling Capacity
Tonnage  1.5 Ton
Cooling Capacity  5078 Watts (1W = 3.4121 BTU/hr)
Room Area 100 to 150 sq ft
Compressor Type Rotary
Power Features
Electricity Consumption (1600 Hours) 1340.75 Units/Year
Energy Efficiency  3 Star
Operating Voltage  220 Volts
Durability
Condenser Coil Copper
Hydrophillic Coating (Anti Corrosion) Yes
Auto/Self Clean No
Air Quality & Noise Level
Air Filters Dust Filter
Noise Level 50 dB
Features & Warranty
Other Features Self Diagnosis, Sleep Function
Warranty 1 year on product, & 5 years on compressor

Pros & Cons Summary

Pros Cons
1.5 Ton Window AC ✖ Nil
Premium Looks
Durable copper condenser
Service center present in all major cities.
Hydrophilic blue fins

Bottom line

Blue Star is know for manufacturing powerful and durable air conditioners and this AC is no exception. Blue Star offers several features to enhance durability/life of this AC. Like the hydrophillic coating on evaporator protects it from corrosion and mold build up. Its specially designed PCB metal enclosure protects the PCB circuit from heat damage. 100% copper condenser coil also enhances the life of AC.

Overall its a great window AC to purchase for your family or office.

 

 

#2 Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star Window AC

Voltas is a brand trusted by millions of Indians and that is the biggest advantage that this AC has over others. Customer ratings received by this AC on online shopping websites confirm the popularity of this AC. on Amazon it has a rating of stars from several reviews. Maximum number of reviews are positive and the negative ratings are mostly due to problems during installation of AC and not with the product itself.

Product Specifications

Basic Information
Model 183 DZA
Brand Voltas
Type Window AC
Cooling Capacity
Tonnage  1.5 Tons
Cooling Capacity  5050 Watts (1W = 3.4121 BTU/hr)
Room Area 101 to 150 sq ft
Compressor Type Rotary
Power Features
Electricity Consumption (1600 Hours) 1338.43 Units/Year
Energy Efficiency  3 Star
Operating Voltage  230 Volts
Durability
Condenser Coil Copper
Hydrophillic Coating (Anti Corrosion) No
Auto/Self Clean – Evaporator (Anti mold/bacteria) No
Air Quality & Noise Level
Air Filters Dust Filter
Noise Level 58 dB
Features & Warranty
Other Features Turbo Mode, Self Diagnosis, Sleep Function
Warranty 1 year on product, & 5 years on compressor

Pros & Cons Summary

Pros Cons
1.5 Ton Window AC ✖ No anti corrosive hydrophillic coating
3 Star BEE rating Uses R-22 refrigerant gas
Durable copper condenser
Service center present in all major cities.
Voltas Brand Trust

Bottom line

Its a great Air Conditioner for loyal Voltas customers. The AC lacks anti corrosive, hydrophillic coating that you get with a Bluestar AC, but still its a good buy considering the brand value and service quality.

 

 

#3 Godrej 1.5 Ton 3 Star Window AC

Godrej GWC 18UTC3-WSA is our next pick for the list of top window AC under ₹25000. If we look at the features and quality of product, Godrej has done a superb job. This AC has 1.5 Ton capacity and comes with a copper condenser and anti-corrosive blue coating on the condenser & evaporator. Refrigerant used is R32 (latest) and ISEER rating is 3.08.

These specifications are best in the class.

Product Specifications

Basic Information
Model GWC 18UTC3-WSA
Brand Godrej
Type Window AC
Cooling Capacity
Tonnage  1.5 Ton
Cooling Capacity  5040 Watts (1W = 3.4121 BTU/hr)
Room Area 100 to 150 sq ft
Compressor Type Rotary, Single Stage
Power Features
Electricity Consumption (1600 Hours) 1265.66 Units/Year
Energy Efficiency  3 Star
Operating Voltage  230 Volts
Durability
Condenser Coil Copper
Hydrophillic Coating (Anti Corrosion) Yes
Auto/Self Clean No
Air Quality & Noise Level
Air Filters Anti Dust Filter, Active Carbon Filter, Micromesh Filter
Noise Level (Indoor) 58 dB
Features & Warranty
Other Features Eco Mode, Turbo Mode, Self Diagnosis, Sleep Function
Warranty 1 year on product, & 5 years on compressor

Pros & Cons Summary

Pros Cons
1.5 Ton Window AC .No Cons
3 Star BEE rating
100% pure copper condenser
Service center present in all major cities.
 Anti-corrosive blue coating on the condenser & evaporator

Bottom line

This Godrej air conditioner is much better than the Voltas AC we have listed at #2 in this list. The reason for that is that people see Voltas as a better brand compared to the Godrej. Otherwise this one is a much better AC.

 

 

#4 Lloyd 1.5 Ton 3 Star Window AC

Lloyd LW19B32EW is the next best AC you can buy for less than 25000. It has some great features which are not found in the rest of the ACs in this list. Like it comes with an auto clean technology and self diagnosis function.

However, this AC does not have any anti-corrosive coating on condenser or evaporator. Further, this AC is comparatively less powerful that the three AC listed above.

Product Specifications

Basic Information
Model LW19B32EW
Brand Lloyd
Type Window AC
Cooling Capacity
Tonnage  1.5 Ton
Cooling Capacity  4900 Watts (1W = 3.4121 BTU/hr)
Room Area 100 to 150 sq ft
Compressor Type Rotary, Single Stage
Power Features
Electricity Consumption (1600 Hours) 1297.40 Units/Year
Energy Efficiency  3 Star
Operating Voltage  230 Volts
Durability
Condenser Coil Copper
Hydrophillic Coating (Anti Corrosion) Yes
Auto/Self Clean No
Air Quality & Noise Level
Air Filters Anti Dust Filter
Noise Level (Indoor) 53 dB
Features & Warranty
Other Features Dehumidifier, Eco Mode, Turbo Mode, Self Diagnosis, Sleep Function
Warranty 1 year on product, & 5 years on compressor

Pros & Cons Summary

Pros Cons
1.5 Ton Window AC ✖ No anti corrosive hydrophillic coating
3 Star BEE rating
Durable copper condenser
Service center present in all major cities.
Self Diagnosis

Bottom line

This AC is an avoid for me unless the other three ACs in list are unavailable in the market or you just want to buy the Lloyd brand. If you look at the customer reviews on Amazon website, you will notice that not many customers have given it a 5 star rating. The current rating of Lloyd LW19B32EW on Amazon is stars.

 

 

#5. Hitachi 1 Ton 5 Star Window AC

Hitachi RAW511KUD Kaze Plus is a 1 Ton window AC with 5 star BEE rating. This air conditioner also uses R-22 refrigerant gas which will be banned in India after year 2030. But other than that, this air conditioner is a great purchase for anyone looking for an AC for small 100 sq ft room.

It has all the latest features, durable machine, and a great support from the company.

Hitachi RAW511KUD Kaze Plus is the only 1 ton window AC that makes place in our list of Best Air Conditioner under ₹25000 in India

Product Specifications

Basic Information
Model RAW511KUD
Brand Hitachi
Type Window AC
Cooling Capacity
Tonnage  1 Ton
Cooling Capacity 3500 Watts (1W = 3.4121 BTU/hr)
Room Area 70 to 100 sq ft
Compressor Type Rotary, Single Stage
Power Features
Electricity Consumption (1600 Hours) 1265.66 Units/Year
Energy Efficiency  5 Star
Operating Voltage  230 Volts
Durability
Condenser Coil Copper
Hydrophillic Coating (Anti Corrosion) Yes
Auto/Self Clean No
Air Quality & Noise Level
Air Filters Anti Dust Filter, Antibacterial Koukin Filter
Noise Level (Indoor) 50 dB
Features & Warranty
Other Features Eco Mode, Turbo Mode, Sleep Function, Filter Clean Indicator, Auto Climate Technology
Warranty 1 year on product, & 5 years on compressor

Pros & Cons Summary

Pros Cons
1 Ton Window AC ✖ Suitable only for rooms under 110 sq ft.
5 Star BEE rating Uses R-22 refrigerant gas
Durable copper condenser
Service center present in all major cities.
Precoated Aluminium Fins

Bottom line

If you’re looking for a 5 star window AC for a room under 100 sq ft, then you can go ahead and purchase this air conditioner. This is the only 5 star, 1 Ton window AC that one can buy for less than 25000 rupees.

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Conclusion – What is the best Window AC to buy for ₹25000

For the budget of ₹25000, Blue Star 3W18GBT is the best 1.5 Ton AC you can buy. It is the most powerful of all and yet low in noise and power consumption. Plus its evaporator comes coated with blue hydrophillic coating that protects it from corrosion and mold/bacteria.

If you are looking for a 1 ton window AC for this budget, then the Hitachi 1 ton, star AC is the best choice. Its a 5 star AC with hydrophillic coating on aluminium fins and antibacterial air filters.

You may also want to look at our master list of Top 10 AC in India.

 

 

Best 1 Ton Split AC Under ₹25000 in India

#6. Sanyo 1 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC

This is the best 1 ton split AC one can buy under 25000 rupees in India. Its is an inverter AC that keeps constant temperature inside room and also saves electricity. It comes with 3 star energy rating and ISEER value 3.7.

As with all Sanyo air conditioners, this model also has R-32 refrigerant gas and comes with a hydrophillic coating

Product Specifications

Basic Information
Model SI/SO-10T3SCIA
Brand Sanyo
Type Split AC
Cooling Capacity
Tonnage 1 Ton
Cooling Capacity 3350 Watts (100%), 1775 watts (50%)
Room Area 70 to 100 sq ft
Compressor Type Rotary, Variable (Inverter AC)
Power Features
Electricity Consumption (1600 Hours) 741.94 Units/Year
Energy Efficiency  3 Star
Operating Voltage  230 Volts
Durability
Condenser Coil Copper
Hydrophillic Coating (Anti Corrosion) Yes
Auto/Self Clean – Evaporator (Anti mold/bacteria) No
Air Quality & Noise Level
Air Filters PM 2.5 and Anti Dust Filter
Noise Level 40 dB
Features & Warranty
Other Features Eco Mode, Turbo Mode, Self Diagnosis, Sleep Function
Warranty 1 year on product, & 5 years on compressor

Pros & Cons Summary

Pros Cons
1 Ton Inverter Split AC ✖ Suitable only for rooms under 100 sq ft.
Low noise Air Conditioner  Protection grills missing from the outer unit (around fins)
3 Star Energy Rating  No electric cable to connect inner unit to stabilizer/MCB
Uses latest R-32 refrigerant gas.  Standard Installation @ ₹1500 +Taxes
Service center present in all major cities

Bottom line

If you live in a city that does not face temperature over 40°C, and your room is not exposed to direct sunlight and is under 100 sq ft, then yes you can go ahead and purchase this air conditioner. This is the only 1 ton split AC in this list that comes with the inverter technology.

 

 

#7. IFB 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC

IFB IAFS12XA3T3C, 1 Ton, 3 star split  air conditioner is the 2nd best 1 Ton Split AC Under ₹25000 rupees. It comes with a HD compressor and high speed powerful fan that blows air in every direction. This IFB air conditioner comes with best in class air filters which include vitamin enriching filter, activated carbon filter, dust filter, nano filter, anti-bacterial filter, catechin filter.

This IFB air conditioner comes with anti-corrosion, anti mold, titanium dioxide coating on the evaporator, which keeps it clean for healthy germ-free air. It also helps in longevity of AC.

This AC costs a little over 25000 but it also comes with free installation. Therefore the effective cost is less than 25,000 rupees.

Product Specifications

Basic Information
Model IAFS12XA3T3C
Brand IFB
Type Split AC
Cooling Capacity
Tonnage  1 Ton
Cooling Capacity  3500 Watts (1W = 3.4121 BTU/hr)
Room Area 70 to 100 sq ft
Compressor Type Rotary, Single Stage
Power Features
Electricity Consumption (1600 Hours) 770.24 Units/Year
Energy Efficiency  3 Star
Operating Voltage  230 Volts
Durability
Condenser Coil Copper
Hydrophillic Coating (Anti Corrosion) Yes
Auto/Self Clean No
Air Quality & Noise Level
Air Filters Anti Dust Filter, vitamin enriching filter, activated carbon filter, nano filter, anti-bacterial filter, catechin filter
Noise Level (Indoor) 36 dB
Features & Warranty
Other Features Eco Mode, Turbo Mode, Sleep Function
Warranty 1 year on product, & 5 years on compressor

Pros & Cons Summary

Pros Cons
1 Ton Split AC ✖ Not an Inverter AC
Low noise Air Conditioner
3 Star Energy Rating
Free Basic Installation
Service center present in all major cities

Bottom line

This is a great air conditioner to purchase if you are looking for a 1 ton split air conditioner. It is powerful, durable, and offers free installation service as well. The only reason we have not placed it at top is that it is not an inverter AC like the Sanyo SI/SO-10T3SCIA.

 

 

#8. Amazon Basics 1 Ton 3 Star Split AC

AmazonBasic SOL12FS3 is a great air conditioner selling at a great price. But the problem with this air conditioner is that service quality and availability of spare parts is not good. If we look at the specifications of this AC, then its a great machine. But f we read the reviews of customers, then we come to know that after sales service is just pathetic.

Product Specifications

Basic Information
Model SOL12FS3
Brand AmazonBasics
Type Split AC
Cooling Capacity
Tonnage 1 Ton
Cooling Capacity 3450 Watts (1W = 3.4121 BTU/hr)
Room Area 70 to 100 sq ft
Compressor Type Rotary, Single Stage
Power Features
Electricity Consumption (1600 Hours) 750.88 Units/Year
Energy Efficiency 3 Star
Operating Voltage 230 Volts
Durability
Condenser Coil Copper
Hydrophillic Coating (Anti Corrosion) Yes
Auto/Self Clean Yes
Air Quality & Noise Level
Air Filters 3Ms Micro Filter (4 Stage Purification)
Noise Level (Indoor) Not Known
Features & Warranty
Other Features Eco Mode, Turbo Mode, Auto Clean, Sleep Function
Warranty 1 year on product, & 5 years on compressor

Pros & Cons Summary

Pros Cons
1 Ton Inverter Split AC Service Support is Not Reliable
3 Star Energy Rating Several Bad Customer Reviews on Amazon
Uses latest R-32 refrigerant gas.
Comes With All Features
4 Stage Air Purification w/ 3M Filter

Bottom line

In the absence of a reliable service support backing this AmazonBasics 1 Ton AC, its not prudent to purchase this air conditioner. Amazon must make arrangements for servicing these air conditioners and provide quick resolution to the customers if they face an issue. Otherwise, there is no point in selling air conditioners under their brand.

Its an Avoid at least for now.

 

 

#9. Diakin 0.8 Ton 3 Star Split AC

Diakin 0.8 Ton 3 star split AC is suitable for a small room of dimensions not more than 8 ft x 10 ft. Also, it may not cool effectively if you stay in an area where the maximum temperature in summers exceeds 45°C.

If you are okay with these two conditions above, then read on..  Otherwise, select from the air conditioners listed above.

Product Specifications

Basic Information
Model FTL28TV
Brand Daikin
Type Split AC
Cooling Capacity
Tonnage  0.8 Ton
Cooling Capacity  2800 Watts (1W = 3.4121 BTU/hr)
Room Area 0 – 80 sq.ft
Compressor Type Rotary, Single Stage
Power Features
Electricity Consumption (1600 Hours) 594 Units/Year
Energy Efficiency  3 Star
Operating Voltage 161 V to 264 V
Durability
Condenser Coil Copper
Hydrophillic Coating (Anti Corrosion) Yes
Auto/Self Clean No
Air Quality & Noise Level
Air Filters PM 2.5 Filter
Noise Level (Indoor) 39 dB
Features & Warranty
Other Features Eco Mode, Turbo Mode, Sleep Function
Warranty 1 year on product, & 5 years on compressor

Pros & Cons Summary

Pros Cons
Stabilizer Free Operation (161 V to 264 V) ✖ Suitable only for rooms under 80 sq ft.
Low noise Air Conditioner No Anti Corrosion Coating
3 Star Energy Rating
Uses latest R-32 refrigerant gas.
Service center present in all major cities

Bottom line

If you have a small room that does not face direct sunlight or your city does not experience temperature above 45°C, then this air conditioners makes a great buy. It not only saves upfront cost but also saves you the cost of purchasing a stabilizer. This is because it can work in wide range of voltage from 161 V to 264 V.

 

 

#10. Voltas 0.75 Ton 3 Star Split AC

Voltas 0.75 Ton 3 Star Split AC is also good for cooling a small room in areas that do not face temperature above 45°C.

Product Specifications

Basic Information
Model 103 CZA
Brand Voltas
Type Window AC
Cooling Capacity
Tonnage 0.75 Ton
Cooling Capacity 2650 Watts (1W = 3.4121 BTU/hr)
Room Area 0 – 80 sq.ft
Compressor Type Rotary, Single Stage
Power Features
Electricity Consumption (1600 Hours) 583.68 Units/Year
Energy Efficiency  3 Star
Operating Voltage  230 Volts
Durability
Condenser Coil Copper
Hydrophillic Coating (Anti Corrosion) No
Auto/Self Clean No
Air Quality & Noise Level
Air Filters 4 Stage Air Purification
Noise Level (Indoor) 42 dB
Features & Warranty
Other Features Eco Mode, Turbo Mode, Self Diagnosis, Sleep Function
Warranty 1 year on product, & 5 years on compressor

Pros & Cons Summary

Pros Cons
1 Ton Inverter Split AC ✖ No Anti Corrosion Coating
Low noise Air Conditioner
3 Star Energy Rating
4 Stage Air purification
Service center present in all major cities

Bottom line

Buy this AC for your room not over 80 sq ft and if temperature in your city does not exceed 45°C or if your room does not get any direct sunlight.

 

 

Conclusion – What is the Best 1 Ton Split AC to buy for ₹25000

When purchasing a 1 Ton split air conditioner, you must make sure that a 1 Ton AC would be enough to provide you with the desired coolness. Also, but the most powerful one in this category. Anything less than 1 ton is a hands down avoid for me.

While I have provided you with several options to choose from, if you still ask me to choose one for you, then it will be Sanyo 1 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC. It is powerful, has all the features, and the company has service centers all over India to provide best service for a long time.

What Else You Should You Know?

When you are on a tight budget, you would not like to hear about unexpected expenses that come at the time of installation. So, its better to know about the expenses that you may have to pay for at the time of installation. Here are a few of them:

  1. Installation cost: Almost all air conditioners charge extra money at the time of installation. For a split AC the charges can be between 1000 to 2000 rupees. And this only includes labour charges. For a windows AC, the charges range from 500 to 950 rupees. If you want free installation, then buy the IFB 1 ton split AC listed above.
  2. Stabilizer Cost: Purchasing a  stabilizer can cost you 2500 to 5000 rupees. But it is a necessary equipment that ensures safety and long life of your air conditioner. If you want to avoid this cost, then you can purchase the Daikin 0.8 Ton AC listed above.
  3. Cost of Copper pipe and AC Brackets: Not every one has to purchase these and thus this expense depends on the circumstances and customer choice. During the installation of split AC, some customers like the outer unit of AC fixed on a wall and for this purpose you need AC brackets that are not included with any AC and need to be purchased separately. Similarly, every split AC provides 3 meter copper pipe free of cost. But if the distance between the installation site of inner unit and outer unit of AC is more than 3 meter then you have to pay for extra copper pipe used. In Window AC, there is no such expense.
  4. MCB and electric wires: The MCB/SPF and electric wires connecting outer unit to inner unit are not included with split AC. For Windows AC only MCB would need to be purchased separately.

Best Air Conditioner Under ₹25000 – Final Comments

When your budget is limited to ₹25000, then its best to go for a 1.5 ton, 3 star AC. It will make sure that you get a powerful air conditioner for this price and the cost of installation and other expenses will also stay low. For me Bluestar 1.5 Ton, 3 star AC is the Best AC Under ₹25000.

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Last update on 2020-10-22 / Images from Amazon