Indian summers can get pretty unbearable and nothing short of the cool breeze from an air conditioner can keep us happy.

To find the best ac in India in the 2 ton category, we scoured data published by Consumer Voice  - a forum started by a group of academicians and professionals who have been spreading awareness about consumer rights since 1983. We also looked at other websites for their suggestions on the best 2 ton air conditioner in India.

​Best Inverter AC in India

Panasonic 2 Ton Inverter AC

If you need one of the largest capacity home air conditioners with great energy efficient then get the Panasonic 2 ton inverter AC. With its copper condenser, inverter technology, superb features, great service and long warranty it makes for one of the best inverter ac in the 2 ton range.

Budget Inverter AC in India

Hitachi 2 Ton​ Inverter AC

But if you have a large room and a smaller wallet then the Hitachi 2 Ton Inverter makes great sense. It has the same inverter technology as the more expensive Panasonic but loses a few features to make the price more affordable.

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​Why Trust Us?

A 2 ton air conditioner is a very large appliance and we found fewer worthy products than in the other AC sizes. To find the best air conditioner in the 2 ton category proved more difficult than any other tonnage.

Most website suggestions for the best air conditioner were pretty limited and such products were often out of stock and outdated. Hence we concentrated on Amazon and Flipkart picks. Here too there weren't many reviewed products at the most we had 10-15 product reviews. So using our prior knowledge and data from Consumer Voice’s air conditioner buying guide we picked all Air Conditioners that had Inverter technology with Copper Condenser, 3+ Star BEE rating (2018) and Dehumidifier function.

​How we selected?

While searching for the best ac in India we found that most website’s picks were either not available or out of stock. Not satisfied with this we decided to search on Amazon and Flipkart. There were actually not many 2 ton air conditioners and the highly rated ones had only 10-15 reviews.

Using what we had learned from Consumer Voice’s air conditioner buying guide we selected those air conditioners that had at least a 3 star (2018) rating, a copper condenser with inverter technology and a Dehumidifier function.

​Best Pick in detail

The modern-looking ​Panasonic 2 Ton Inverter AC


  • Inverter technology saves a lot of electricity

  • Uses copper condenser for faster cooling

  • Has the latest 2018 BEE 5 star rating

  • ISEER value higher than 4.5

  • 9-year compressor warranty


  • Price is a little steep

  • No heating function

If you are in the market for the best 2 ton ac than look no further than the Panasonic Inverter AC. It comes with a 5 star 2018 BEE rating, 2 stage air purification, 4-way aero swing and quick cooling.

It doesn't look any different than the other air conditioners but it has some rather unique features. First, is the PM 2.5 filter that helps to make sure you get clean fresh air. This is particularly helpful if you live in a polluted city. The 4-way aero swing feature directs air in all the directions uniformly allowing faster cooling.

The main specifications are similar to almost all the other air conditioners like the inverter technology that runs the compressor at different speeds to save power, the copper condenser that helps to cool faster, the R410A refrigerant which is extremely safe for the environment. Despite its 2 ton capacity, the panasonic Air Conditioner has a 5-star BEE rating with an ISEER value higher than 4.5.

The 2 ton size makes it perfect for room sizes of around 180-240 sq. feet. 

The built-in humidifier also continuously checks for humidity and heat thus ensuring you get refreshingly cool air.

The AC comes with a 1-year warranty on the product and 9-year warranty on the compressor. The initial installation is approximately Rs.1500-2000. Doorstep service is offered on the air conditioner as with all other brands. Panasonic even offers On-Site service and we personally have received great service from Panasonic before.

At around Rs.55,990 it's not exactly a cheap air conditioner but given its performance and capacity we feel if you need one of the best inverter ac in India than get this.

​Budget Inverter AC in India

The simply designed ​Hitachi 2 Ton Inverter AC


  • Inverter technology saves a lot of electricity

  • Uses copper condenser for faster cooling

  • 4 star 2018 BEE rating (ISEER 4.15)

  • 5-year compressor warranty

  • Has dehumidifier function

  • Works without stabilizer


  • No led display

  • Slightly noisy

  • No heating function

If the Panasonic Inverter Air Conditioner is a little too out of your budget you can look at the next best product that is the Hitachi Air Conditioner. The Hitachi air conditioner focuses on cooling more than features.

It comes with a copper condenser and inverter technology just like the Panasonic Air Conditioner but it is slightly less efficient. Its 4-star BEE rating (2018) and  ISEER of 4.15 are lower than the Panasonic’s 5-star rating and 4.5+ ISEER but its still better than most other Air Conditioners with only 3 star ratings.

In terms of features, you get a dust filter, a dehumidifier, and a remote. We mention remote specifically as it is the only way to know the AC’s temperature as the main unit doesn't have a led display. Other small niggles include a slightly louder fan.

The warranty on the product is of 1 year and 5 years on the compressor. The standard installation costs Rs.1599. The installation costs were mentioned upfront which is very useful. Also, there is on-site service offered for your convenience.

Priced at around Rs.49,990 it is significantly cheaper than the Panasonic Air Conditioner and boasts of fast cooling and good energy saving which makes it one of the best inverter ac in India in the budget 2 ton segment.

​After Sales Service

Panasonic offers 1 year of warranty on the product and 9 years on the compressor. They charge somewhere between Rs.1500-2000 for the first installation and home service is provided. We personally received great service form Panasonic during our Led TV review, where their technician was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. 

Hitachi offers a 1-year warranty on the product and a 5-year compressor warranty. They charge Rs.1599 for installing the AC and offer on-site service.

​Who is our best pick for?

If you have a large room of around 180-240 sq. feet than the Panasonic 2 ton inverter AC will be perfect to cool it quickly. It's 5-star rating and high ISEER value will also keep the electricity bills low. 

But if you need a more affordable air conditioning solution for the same room size, the Hitachi 2 ton inverter AC will suit you better. Despite its lower price, it comes with a 4-star rating and an ISEER value of 4.15.

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​Final Thoughts

If you seek the best inverter ac in the 2 ton category than the Panasonic AC with fit your bill perfectly. It has the highest BEE star rating of 5 stars, cools quickly, has good features and comes with great warranty and service.

For a slightly lower price tag, you can pick the Hitachi Air Conditioner which also is based on the latest Inverter technology. It comes with a 4-star BEE rating and features fast cooling as well.