Best AC Under ₹40000 in India – Top 7 Split Air Conditioners

Best AC Under ₹40000

What you’re about to read is a review of best AC under ₹40000 in India I’ve been working on, checking and revising for almost 2 years. I’m pretty proud of myself!

In this article, we’ll take a look at the top split air conditioners selling for around ₹40000 currently on the market. And with this handy guide, you will be more able to determine which air conditioner is the right fit for you. While you have many options to choose from, we’ve narrowed it down to the best 7 AC under ₹40000 to help you find the perfect machine to beat the heat this summer!

But before we start lets first know the criteria of selection of this list.

Given these criteria, what are the Best AC Under ₹40000 in India? Let’s take a look.

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Best AC Under ₹40000 in India – Top 7 Split Air Conditioners

If you have a budget of around 40,000 rupees, you can easily buy a good branded split air conditioner. We therefore have not ranked any window AC in this list. If you are looking for windows AC, then checkout our post on Best Window AC in India. For best split ACs under 40,000, check out the list below.

#1. LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Dual Inverter Split AC

This LG dual inverter AC is a durable air conditioner with anti-corrosive Gold Fin™ coating on fins and ocean black coating on copper tubes. It can easily withstand rain, dust, salt, and other corrosive elements. It uses grooved copper, which enables oscillatory movement for better heat dissipation and helps to withstand high pressure, increasing the life of the air conditioner.

LG KS-Q18HNZD air conditioner also offers a host of features like active energy control, low refrigerant detection, and 3M micro protection filter.

3M™ Electrostatic air conditioner filters are designed to remove PM 2.5 and other micro particle pollutants from the air inside your home.

Features:

  • 1.5 Ton, 5 Star, Dual Inverter AC.
  • Electricity consumption: 835.50 units/year
  • 100% copper condenser tubes with ocean black coating
  • Gold Fin™ coated aluminium fins/coil to prevent corrosion.
  • Active energy control
  • Low refrigerant detection
  • 3M micro protection air filter
  • 1 year comprehensive warranty, 10 years compressor with gas charging.

What Do Product Ratings Suggest?

Out of the 56 customer ratings received, about 76% are positive and 18% are negative. Most people who left a negative review were not happy with the installation service. The product however is durable and offers great value for the money spent.

Pros & Cons Summary

ProsCons
5 Star inverter AC with active energy control feature. No Cons
Durable air conditioner with high quality parts and anti rust coating.
Uses eco friendly R32 refrigerant.
Service centers available across India

 

 

#2. Sanyo 2 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC

If you have a large sized room between 151 sq ft to 200 sq. ft, then you should buy a 2 Ton AC for effective cooling. With Sanyo SI/SO-20T3SCIA, you can be assured of proper cooling without much burden on your pocket.

In the year 2020, it is the only 2 Ton, 3 star Inverter split air conditioner from a reputed company that costs less than 40000 rupees. Because it is an inverter AC and comes with a 3 star energy rating, you can be assured of reasonable electricity consumption. Sanyo SI/SO-20T3SCIA works without a stabilizer, and therefore it saves you another 3000 to 5000 rupees.

Service availability is also not an issue because Sanyo is a brand owned by Panasonic and they have service centers all over India. Overall its a great machine at unbelievable price with good service support.

For all of these reasons, we have placed this AC at #2 position in our list for top split ACs under 40,000 rupees in India.

Features:

  • 2 Ton, 3 Star, Inverter AC.
  • Electricity consumption: 1295.45 units/year
  • 100% pure copper condenser coil for better cooling.
  • Corrosion resistant hydrophillic fins for longer life of AC.
  • Eco Mode – for energy-efficient operation
  • 2.5M Micro filter to improve air quality
  • Uses environment friendly R32 Refrigerant
  • Self diagnosis for easy trouble shooting.
  • 1 year warranty on product and 5 years on compressor

What Do Product Ratings Suggest?

Out of the 71 customer ratings received, about 80% are positive and only 15% are negative. This is a great rating and speaks of the quality of product and hassle free installation service offered by Sanyo.

Pros & Cons Summary

ProsCons
The only 2 ton Inverter split AC selling under ₹40000. No protection grill around the fins of outer unit.
Best Value for Money.
Durable and powerful air conditioner.
Service centers available across India

 

 

#3. Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC

Bluestar IC518QATX is a dual rotor inverter air conditioner with brushless DC motor (BLDC) for super quiet and faster cooling performance. It has an acoustic jacket around the AC compressor resulting in further reduction of noise.

This air conditioner comes with blue fin hydrophilic coating on evaporator (inside unit) and condenser (outer unit) to prevent corrosion on the AC. It also has a “Self Clean” feature which eliminates moisture from the air conditioner unit to prevent corrosion in the inner unit.

This AC comes with micro channel heat exchanger aluminium condenser and not traditional copper-coil-aluminium-fin condenser. MCHE is ideal for use in air conditioning systems due to its energy efficiency and reduction of the refrigerant charge. It is also less corrosive. However, the major disadvantage is that if damaged, it can not be repaired easily and would most likely need to be replaced.

Features:

  • 1.5 Ton, 5 Star, Inverter AC.
  • Electricity consumption: 889.02 units/year
  • MCHE aluminium condenser.
  • Self Clean feature to evaporate moisture from the inner AC unit.
  • Evaporator and condenser comes with blue fin coating
  • Uses environment friendly R32 Refrigerant
  • Self diagnosis for easy trouble shooting.
  • 1 year warranty on product, 5 years on condenser, and 10 years on compressor

What Do Product Ratings Suggest?

Out of the 44 customer ratings received, about 58% are positive and 33% are negative. This is not a great rating but we are convinced with the product specification and would still include it in our list of best AC under 40000 in 2020. Also, several customers left 1 star rating due to problems at the time of installation of AC. Based on quality of employees, service quality can differ from city to city.

Pros & Cons Summary

ProsCons
Super quiet 5 Star inverter AC Aluminium condenser is hard to repair.
Anti-corrosive, hydrophilic coating on condenser and evaporator. Poor customer reviews on Amazon
Uses eco friendly R32 refrigerant.
Service centers available across India

 

 

#4. Carrier 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC

Carrier Esko Neo Hybridjet Inverter AC is a powerful air conditioner from Carrier. HYBRIDJET cooling technology from carrier provides best in class performance and fast indoor cooling. This machine can work without stabilizer on low voltage between 150V to 280V.

Carrier CAI18EK5R39F0/CI185R3CH90 is a super quiet powerful AC that can work even at high temperature of 55 degree Celsius. Other than this, it has all he features listed below:

Features:

  • 1.5 Ton, 5 Star, Inverter AC.
  • Electricity consumption: 871 units/year
  • 100% copper condenser tube for better cooling.
  • Refrigerant Leakage Detector
  • My Favorite mode
  • Electrostatic dust filter with pm 2.5 micron filter
  • Auto Clean for evaporating water from the inner unit.
  • 1 year warranty on product and 10 years on compressor

What Do Product Ratings Suggest?

Out of the 218 customer ratings received, about 78% are positive and 18% are negative. This is a great rating for any air conditioner and testifies for the quality of this product. Its a buy, if you need a powerful AC.

Pros & Cons Summary

ProsCons
Super quiet 5 Star inverter AC. No hydrophilic coating on condenser or evaporator.
Stabilizer free operation
Uses eco friendly R32 refrigerant.
Service centers available across India

 

 

#5. Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC

The Diakin FTKG50TV16U is a 1.5 ton, 5 star energy rated, Inverter AC like all other 1.5 ton air conditioners in this post. It uses R32 refrigerant gas, comes with air purification, turbo cool, energy saver mode, and other features that are found in every branded air conditioners.

But there are some unique features in Diakin FTKG50TV16U that makes it appear in this list at #3 place. These features are:

    1. Its compressors use Neo Swing Technology, which ensures less wear and tear, less noise, and high energy efficiency.
    2. It comes with a Stabilizer Inside the AC. This is different from the stabilizer free feature you see in other air conditioners. In Diakin, there is a stabilizer present within the AC which regulates voltage to provide accurate voltage to the AC. This saves you 3500 to 5000 rupees that you other wise would spend purchasing a stabilizer.
    3. This Diakin AC comes with Coanda Airflow operation which means that air from AC does not fall on your face directly, but it is steered upward letting air circulate to every corner of the room. Some people may not like it as they would want air to fall directly on them.

Features:

  • 1.5 Ton, 5 Star, Inverter AC.
  • Electricity consumption: 824 units/year
  • 100% copper condenser tube for better cooling.
  • Econo Mode – for energy-efficient operation
  • Evaporator comes with antibacterial coating
  • Uses environment friendly R32 Refrigerant
  • Self diagnosis for easy trouble shooting.
  • 1 year warranty on product and 10 years on compressor

What Do Product Ratings Suggest?

Out of the 56 customer ratings received, about 76% are positive and 18% are negative. Most people who left a negative review were not happy with the installation service. The product however is durable and offers great value for the money spent.

Pros & Cons Summary

ProsCons
Super quiet 5 Star inverter AC. No anti-corrosive, hydrophilic coating on condenser.
Includes a stabilizer with the AC Uses basic dust filter
Uses eco friendly R32 refrigerant.
Service centers available across India

 

 

#6. Carrier 2 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC

Carrier air conditioners are known for their powerful and durable machines and this AC is no exception. Carrier needs to improve its service quality, especially in non metro cities as poor installation service is hurting their ratings.

Features:

  • 2 Ton, 3 Star, Inverter AC.
  • Electricity consumption: 1251.38 units/year
  • 100% copper condenser tube for better cooling.
  • Refrigerant Leakage Detector
  • Electrostatic dust filter with pm 2.5 micron filter
  • Auto Clean for evaporating water from the inner unit.
  • 1 year warranty on product and 10 years on compressor

What Do Product Ratings Suggest?

Out of the 21 customer ratings received, about 50% are positive and 43% are negative. This is not at all a good rating and we should avoid this AC unless the rating changes.

Pros & Cons Summary

ProsCons
Super quiet powerful inverter AC. No anti-corrosive, hydrophilic coating on condenser.
Stabilizer free operation
Uses eco friendly R32 refrigerant.
Service centers available across India

 

 

#7. Hitachi 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC

The Hitachi RSB518HBEA.Z is next in our list for air conditioners under 40000 rupees in India. It is a 5 star rated, 1.5 ton AC with copper condenser and all the basic features you get in a air conditioner today.

If you ask me why would I buy this AC and not others in this list, then the only reason i can think of is the brand Hitachi. Its for people who want a Hitachi air conditioner. Otherwise, its a costly machine with less features than than the ACs we have listed above.

Features:

  • 1.5 Ton, 5 Star, Inverter Split AC.
  • Electricity Consumption: 869.21 units/year
  • Copper Condenser Coil
  • Stabilizer Free Operation
  • Uses R410A Refrigerant.
  • 1 + 1 year warranty, 5 years controller warranty and 10 years compressor warranty.

What Do Product Ratings Suggest?

Out of the 211 customer ratings received, about 61% are positive and 31% are negative. Due to poor customer service and installation delays, this product has received several negative reviews. The reviews are not very encouraging.

Pros & Cons Summary

ProsCons
5 Star inverter AC No anti-corrosion coating on condenser or evaporator
Energy efficient
Stabilizer free operation
Service centers available across India

 

 

What else you should know before making the purchase?

When you purchase an air conditioner, then its not just the product cost that you would need to pay. Most of the times you have to pay additional money for installation, electric devices, and accessories depending on situation and your choice.

Here are some of the expenses that you may need to make at the time of installation.

  1. SPN/MCB/Circuit Breaker: If you don’t have it already installed, then you would need to purchase it at the time of installation.
  2. Electric Wire: Extra electric wires would be needed for connecting outer unit with inner unit. In some cases, even the power cable that is to be connected to MCB or stabilizer from the inner unit of AC in the room is also not provided.
  3. Drain pipe: Drain pipe included with AC is only a meter long and you would need to purchase extra pipe at your expense. Its not very expensive but still you have to pay for it.
  4. Voltage Stabilizer: Many modern air conditioners operate without a stabilizer but people still like to connect one. In this case, you will have to pay extra for it.
  5. Connecting Copper Pipe: Almost all air conditioner companies with a few exceptions provide a 3 meter copper pipe free with their AC. If the distance between the inner unit and outer unit of AC is more than 3 meters, then you would need to purchase the extra pipe required.
  6. AC Bracket/Stand: Some people prefer installing outer unit of AC on iron brackets fixed on outer walls. This has advantage of lower vibrations and less noise. But some people would simply place it on floor out side the room. If you go for bracket installation, you may have to pay ₹250 to ₹800 extra for the brackets.
  7. Installation cost: No company in India offers free installation of AC. You have to pay ₹1500 to ₹2000 rupees extra as installation cost.

If you include all of these costs, then you may have a to spend anywhere between ₹2500 to ₹7500 extra at the time of installation.

Some people get very upset at the time of installation of AC as these expenses come to them unexpected. It is therefore very important that you know about these expenses so that you can plan better.

For example, you can pick a location for installation of AC that would make sure that distance between inner and outer unit of AC does not exceed 3 meters. You may also buy a stabilizer in advance, and also pick at better AC that suits your needs.

 Looking for even cheaper air conditioners? Make sure to check the our list for best AC between 26000 to 30000 in India 

Conclusion

Now that you have read about the top air conditioners available in market under 40000 rupees and also read our recommendations, we hope you would be able to find the AC that is best for your family or office. If you ask me to make the choice for you, then I will buy LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Dual Inverter Split AC for any room under 150 square feet and Sanyo 2 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC for rooms between 151 to 200 square feet.

Here is a comparison table of top ACs in this list:

Preview
Our Choice
LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Dual Inverter Split AC (Copper, KS-Q18HNZD, White)
Sanyo 2 Ton 3 Star Dual Inverter Wide Split AC (Copper, SI/SO-20T3SCIA, White)
Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (IC518QATX, White)
Carrier 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, ESKO NEO HYBRIDJET INV R32,CAI18EK5R39F0, White)
Product
LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Dual Inverter Split AC (Copper, KS-Q18HNZD, White)
Sanyo 2 Ton 3 Star Dual Inverter Wide Split AC (Copper, SI/SO-20T3SCIA, White)
Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (IC518QATX, White)
Carrier 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, ESKO NEO HYBRIDJET INV R32,CAI18EK5R39F0, White)
AC capacity
1.5 Ton, 5 Star
2 Ton, 3 Star
1.5 Ton, 5 Star
1.5 Ton, 5 Star
Inverter Technology
Condenser Type
Copper
Copper
MCHE Aluminium Alloy
Copper
Anti Rust Coating on Evaporator & Condenser
Noise Level
31 dB
43 dB
49 dB
44 dB
Annual Electricity Used
835.50 units
1295.45 units
889.02 units
871 units
Stabilizer Free Operation - 150 to 280V
Warranty
1 Year on Product + 10 Years on Compressor
1 Year on Product + 5 Years on Compressor
1 Year on Product + 5 Years on Condenser + 10 Years on Compressor
1 Year on Product + 10 Years on Compressor
Customer Ratings
Our Choice
Preview
LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Dual Inverter Split AC (Copper, KS-Q18HNZD, White)
Product
LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Dual Inverter Split AC (Copper, KS-Q18HNZD, White)
AC capacity
1.5 Ton, 5 Star
Inverter Technology
Condenser Type
Copper
Anti Rust Coating on Evaporator & Condenser
Noise Level
31 dB
Annual Electricity Used
835.50 units
Stabilizer Free Operation - 150 to 280V
Warranty
1 Year on Product + 10 Years on Compressor
Customer Ratings
Preview
Sanyo 2 Ton 3 Star Dual Inverter Wide Split AC (Copper, SI/SO-20T3SCIA, White)
Product
Sanyo 2 Ton 3 Star Dual Inverter Wide Split AC (Copper, SI/SO-20T3SCIA, White)
AC capacity
2 Ton, 3 Star
Inverter Technology
Condenser Type
Copper
Anti Rust Coating on Evaporator & Condenser
Noise Level
43 dB
Annual Electricity Used
1295.45 units
Stabilizer Free Operation - 150 to 280V
Warranty
1 Year on Product + 5 Years on Compressor
Customer Ratings
Preview
Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (IC518QATX, White)
Product
Blue Star 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (IC518QATX, White)
AC capacity
1.5 Ton, 5 Star
Inverter Technology
Condenser Type
MCHE Aluminium Alloy
Anti Rust Coating on Evaporator & Condenser
Noise Level
49 dB
Annual Electricity Used
889.02 units
Stabilizer Free Operation - 150 to 280V
Warranty
1 Year on Product + 5 Years on Condenser + 10 Years on Compressor
Customer Ratings
Preview
Carrier 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, ESKO NEO HYBRIDJET INV R32,CAI18EK5R39F0, White)
Product
Carrier 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, ESKO NEO HYBRIDJET INV R32,CAI18EK5R39F0, White)
AC capacity
1.5 Ton, 5 Star
Inverter Technology
Condenser Type
Copper
Anti Rust Coating on Evaporator & Condenser
Noise Level
44 dB
Annual Electricity Used
871 units
Stabilizer Free Operation - 150 to 280V
Warranty
1 Year on Product + 10 Years on Compressor
Customer Ratings
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Last update on 2020-02-22 / Images from Amazon