As Indian’s what fears us the most is the scorching heat of the sun. What better way is there to rid of the heat than the refreshing breeze of the air conditioner.

To make sure you find the best ac in India we did a boatload of research starting by reading up on Consumer Voice, a forum started by a group of academicians and professionals who have been spreading awareness about consumer rights since 1983. We even looked at what other websites are suggesting along with picking some of the best sellers on Amazon and Flipkart.

​Best Inverter AC in India

Samsung 1.5 Ton​ Inverter AC 

With a simple yet pleasing design, energy efficient inverter technology, stabilizer free operation, and cool features the Samsung 1.5 ton air conditioner is a superb air conditioner for its price.

Note: Although the Samsung seems to have bad reviews on Amazon it does have a rgeat reviews on Flipkart.

​Budget Inverter AC in India

Midea 1.5 Ton 3 Star BEE Rating 2018 Inverter AC

For people who want an inverter ac on a budget, the Midea 1.5 ton AC makes great sense. It’s priced unbelievably low has a long 10-year warranty on the compressor, comes with a dehumidifier and can also work without a stabilizer.

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​Why Trust Us?

Everyone expects that the AC they buy to be the best air conditioner they can find and wishes to fulfill all their needs without issues.

To help you find such a product we started by looking at the best picks by other websites. Here we found many suggestions that were either unavailable or had long been outdated. So our search for the best air conditioners led us to Amazon and Flipkart best sellers. This not only gave us available products but also tons of reviews by actual users. This helped us understand the installation and delivery, service and maintenance, performance and reliability of the air conditioners in day to day use.

To shortlist the best ac amongst these best sellers we took the help of Consumer Voice’s air conditioner buying guide.

​How we selected?

Our selection for the best ac in India started by looking at what most websites suggest. What we found were most websites we suggesting anywhere from 10 to 20 air conditioners that are bound to confuse a buyer. When we actually tried to find more details about these air conditioners we found most of them were either permanently out of stock or were long replaced by a newer model.

We then started by looking at best sellers on Amazon and Flipkart. This gave us products with verified reviews that really helped us gauge the performance of the product in long run.

Our best picks we shortlisted based on the customer ratings, BEE ratings, features, and price.

​Best Pick in detail


  • Inverter technology saves a lot of electricity

  • Has the latest 2018 BEE 5 star rating

  • ISEER value of 4.6

  • 10-year compressor warranty

  • Does not need a stabilizer


  • No heating function

Amongst the sea of dull looking air conditioners, the Samsung AC does stand out with its floral graphics. In terms of specifications and features the Samsung is loaded with 8 pole digital inverter technology, Triple Protector Plus to protect the AC against voltage surges, stabilizer free design, and a 5-star BEE rating.

The Samsung Air Conditioner has an ISEER rating of 4.6 that helps to reduce electricity costs tremendously. People were also very satisfied with the energy efficiency of the Air Conditioner. Despite the energy savings the air conditioner performs very well, taking less than 20 minutes to cool a room as claimed by users. The 1.5 ton size is sufficient for room sizes of around 150-180 sq. feet.

The build in automatic humidifier control also continuously checks for humidity and heat thus ensuring you get refreshingly cool air.

In terms of convenience, you can run the AC without an external stabilizer also the ac is protected against voltage surges as high as 450 Volts.  There's also the auto-restart option which turns on the AC to its set temperature even after a power cut (without the user's intervention). Also to make sure you breathe clean and fresh air there are the dust and bacteria filters.

The AC comes with a 1-year warranty on the product and 5-year warranty on the condenser and 10-year warranty on the compressor. The initial installation is Rs.499 (+Rs.1400 for extra wiring). Doorstep service is offered on the air conditioner as with all other brands.

Priced at around Rs.43,000 the Samsung AC with its technology, efficiency,  reliability, and features make it one of the best inverter ac in India.

​Budget Inverter AC in India


  • Superb price

  • Inverter technology saves a lot of electricity

  • Uses copper condenser for faster cooling

  • 3 star 2018 BEE rating (ISEER 3.75)

  • 10-year compressor warranty

  • Has dehumidifier function

  • Works without stabilizer


  • No heating function

  • No bacteria filter

After our 1 ton budget pick being a Midea we have a Midea AC as a budget pick once again. This time, however, there are much fewer compromises, the AC now is an inverter based system that saves more electricity, it still carries the copper condenser and can even work without stabilizer.

The design of the AC is nothing to write about but the low price and specifications is what you will really like. It has a dehumidifying function, the remote is easy to use and it cools fast as well. A whopping  97% of the verified buyers were satisfied with the cooling of the machine.

In comparison with the Samsung AC the Midea has a lesser ISEER value which gives lesser savings but on its own, it's still very efficient. The only feature we found that was not present was a bacteria filter although there is a dust filter available.

The warranty on the product is of of 1 year and 10 years on the compressor. The standard installation costs Rs.1599. We also loved that Midea was upfront about the Standard Installation charges along with the extra charges that may incur based on the wiring.

Considering the Rs.30,999 price tag, the superb warranty and the great performing inverter technology the Midea AC is superb and makes for one of the best inverter ac in India in the budget segment.

​After Sales Service

The Samsung AC comes with a 1-year warranty on the product and 5-year warranty on the condenser and 10-year warranty on the compressor. The standard installation costs Rs.499 (Rs.1400 more for extra wiring) and on-site service is provided for any issues. 

The Midea AC comes with a 1-year product and 10-year compressor warranty. They have paid installation of Rs.1599 and they too offer on-site service. 

​Who is our best pick for?

If you want a no compromise 1.5 ton inverter AC than the Samsung Inverter AC will be perfect for yours. With its inverter technology, it can efficiently cool rooms up to 180 sq. feet in size. 

The Midea AC bring you the usefulness of an inverter AC for a budget price. While it gets only a 3-star rating when compared to the Samsung 5 star rating it is still more efficient and cools better than regular split ACs. 

To know more about the AC tonnage to room size comparison & BEE star ratings click here.

​Final Thoughts

If you are in the market for the best inverter ac in the 1.5 ton category than the Samsung AC will fulfill all your needs. It looks nice, cools very well, is extremely efficient with a 5-star rating and comes with good service and warranty. 

But if you need a more affordable option than the Midea inverter AC makes for a great budget AC with the same inverter technology, stabilizer free operation and good energy efficiency with 3-star BEE rating.