Are you looking to buy best AC (Air Conditioner) in India. Here is general guide for the air conditioner brands largely available in India depending upon the technology used, star ratings, innovation and service. If you are looking for The more superior the product, it will price more. It is also based on experience and use of the products over a long period and feedback from customers over the internet.
1. Hitachi Air Conditioners
I prefer Hitachi as best AC brand, Why?
Hitachi has the best efficient air conditioners in the Indian market. Most of their models are 4 stars and 5 stars. (More star save more electricity)
On technology matter, Hitachi launched the first Side Throw AC , the first Hi Wall Mounted Split AC and the first Ceiling Mounted Split AC. Hitachi ACs are most energy efficient in their category comparing to other brands available in India.
Hitachi AC have 34dB sound level and its much lower other brand Air Conditioners.
2. Carrier air conditioners
Carrier is the inventor of modern air-conditioning and having experiance for 95 Years, Its the world’s largest provider of air-conditioning and refrigeration systems.
Carrier is the first company to adopt the energy efficiency label issued by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
Carrier got the 1st Rank for energy conservation in Consumer Goods Sector in 2007 & 2008 by the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India
Like Hitachi most of Carrier ACs are having highest Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) in its category
3. Voltas/ Panasonic / LG ACs
Voltas a Tata product is a known name in India, but they do not have much high stars rated AC’s as compared to carrier and Hitachi
Panasonic has launched many new models recently. Being a Japanese company the products are of very high Quality.
LG has been in Indian market for quiet a long time and has good market share in Indian air conditioning market. (Most of models from LG are not star rated so its cheap but consume more electricity.) I prefer to call it Energy Drinker AC.
4. Samsung / Electrolux / Whirlpool air conditioners
These are consumer electronics companies with many products, they do not have a focus on a single product. They offer entire range of home electronics. The products are generally sourced from other OEM’s, and they do not have an edge as compared to carrier and Hitachi.