Summers are back and you are likely planning to buy an AC to keep your home or office space cool. Now, if you’re confused by the huge number of brands with different types, features, and specifications, this is a guide for you.

We understand that each of us has our budget constraints and specific requirements. This list covers different air conditioners with energy efficiency ratings ranging between 3 to 5 stars and capacity up to 1.5-ton.

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But, there are several things to consider before buying a new Air conditioner. Let’s go through them first to make an educated decision. Shall we?

Things to consider when buying an AC (Air Conditioner):

  • Capacity
  • Inverter Ac is better than non-inverter AC
  • More the star rating, it’s better as it denotes the power saving parameter.
  • Type of coolant (R290>R32>R410A>R22)
  • other features like fan mode, advanced cooling, sleep mode, etc.

For a better understanding of the things to consider when buying an AC, hop on to our other article: Best 1.5 Ton ACs in India Under Rs 30,000 in 2019

Now, that’s enough knowledge to get you started. Let’s proceed to the list of best available options.

Best 1.5 Ton AC in India Under Rs 40,000

We have listed down the best ACs in India up to the size of 1.5 tons available under 40K. By now, you would have decided the features you want in your new AC based on the aforementioned guidelines. Now you can pick one based on your budget.

1. Hitachi RSH/ESH/CSH-417HBEA 1.5 Ton 4 Star BEE Rating 2019 Inverter AC

Hitachi AC under 40k

Hitachi is a reputed Japanese brand and one one of the top AC manufacturers in the country. It’s 1.5 ton Hitachi inverter AC – RSH/ESH/CSH-417HBEA – one of the better best options available in this budget. Apart from good cooling, the other highlight of this Hitachi AC is a 4-star energy efficiency rating as per BEE Rating 2019. This means you save more with this one and as for the power consumption. This 1.5ton AC uses R-410A as a refrigerant.

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2. Daikin RKL50TV16U 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter AC 2018

Daikin AC under 40k

Japanese brand Daikin offers a number of noteworthy products in this category and one of them is Daikin RKL50TV16U. This 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split Inverter AC from Daikin is suitable for medium-sized rooms. It comes with features like auto restart, self-diagnosis, Econo mode, and inbuilt stabilizer. The refrigerant used is R32. On the downside, there is no indoor temperature indicator present in this Daikin 3star inverter ac.

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Other capacities: 1 ton (₹33,278)


3. LG KS-Q18YNXA 1.5 Ton 3 Star 2019 Inverter AC

LG 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split Dual Inverter AC - White (KS-Q18YNXA, Copper Condenser)

This LG 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split Inverter AC comes with its signature dual inverter technology which ensures effective cooling and power efficiency both.

The LG KS-Q18YNXA has an auto clean feature that claims to remove bacteria, mould and micro dust from room air. Other prominent feature of this LG inverter Ac are gold fin condenser, ocean black protection, instant cooling, smart diagnosis and stabilizer free operations.

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4. Daikin ATL50TV16U2 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split Air Conditioner

Daikin AC under 40k

This is another Daikin air conditioner that fits well in this list of best 1.5 Ton ACs in India under Rs 40,000. The 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split Inverter AC comes with a powerful compressor and that can deliver 17750 BTU/hr performance. Despite that, it manages to keep noise levels at 45dB.

It consumes around 1430.0 W of power. It causes low noise level up to a maximum of 45.0 decibels. Once again, the use of R32 refrigerant means it is environment-friendly.

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5. Carrier Esko Neo CAI18ES3R39F0 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split Inverter AC

Carrier AC under 40K

Carrier Esko Neo CAI18ES3R39F0 1.5 Ton is another air conditioner that is ideal for both living room and bedroom. This Carrier Split AC comes with inverter technology that ensures variable compressor speed to ensure energy efficiency at maximum cooling. The 1.5-ton air conditioner also comes with a dust filter, air purifier, and dehumidifier features.

It uses R32 refrigerant gas, which is environment-friendly with no ozone depletion potential.

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6. DAIKIN 1.5 Ton FTKL50TV16U/V Inverter Split AC – 3 Star Copper (BEE Rating 2018)

Another Daikin air-conditioner makes for this list. This Daikin FTK series ac is available in 1.5 ton with 3-star BEE energy conservation rating as per 2018 standards. It is based on inverter technology and can deliver 5000W cooling capacity which should be good enough for most home.

In extremely hot conditions, this Daikin AC inverter consumes around 1670.0 W of power. Once again, Daikin has used R-32 refrigerant which is another positive here.

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7. Lloyd LS18H31LF 1.5 Ton 3 Star 2018 Inverter AC ( Hot & Cold )

Lloyd AC under 40k

Lloyd is a sub-brand of Indian brand Havells that manages to makes the cut with their all-weather LS18H31LF inverter AC. This hot and cold AC can function throughout the year.

As per Lloyd, it comes with copper condenser coil which is corrosion resistant as well as power efficient. In fact, the company claims this 3-star BEE Rated 2018 AC could save up to 15% in monthly electricity bill in comparison to a regular 1 Star air-conditioner. The refrigerant used in this Lloyd AC is R410A which is not the most eco-friendly one.

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8. Voltas 184VSZS 1.5 Ton 4 Star BEE Rating 2018 Inverter AC

Voltas AC under 40K

Voltas – a sub-brand of Tata Enterprises, get featured in this list of 1.5-ton air-conditioners with four-star BEE rated 184VSZS inverter AC. It may not be the most eco-friendly AC with R410A refrigerant, it certainly one of the most power conservative options in the list.

As per the claims, it can offer effective cooling at scorching heat of 52 Celsius without making too much noise. It has an air filtration system that can effectively remove allergens and harmful particles from the room.

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9. LG KS-Q18HNXD 1.5 Ton 3 Star 2019 Inverter AC

LG AC under 40K

The LG KS-Q18HNXD is one the new split air conditioners that the South Korean behemoth has introduced recently. This is a 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split Inverter AC which comes with LG’s dual inverter compressor. As per the company claims, it uses ‘varied speed dual rotary motor’ with comparatively a wider rotational frequency that allows it to saves more energy even at higher cooling speed and range.

The LG 1.5 ton inverter ac also gets rid of odours to keep your house smelling fresh all day, every day. The use of R32 refrigerant deserves a thumbs up.

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10. Blue Star BI-3HNHW18RBFU/BO-3HNHW18RBFU 1.5 Tons 3 Star BEE Rating 2018 Hot and Cold Inverter AC

Blue star under 40k

This Blue Star 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC is most affordable among all. It is great for medium-sized rooms in urban and semi-urban towns. The all weather Blue Star ac cooling is claimed to range between 2108 – 5804W which is achieved with ‘Dual Rotor Inverter compressor’.

It also has essential features like anti-bacteria filter, dust filter and auto restart. It uses R410A refrigerant for cooling. The company offers the Blue Star hot and cold ac with 1 year of product warranty and 10 years warranty on compressor.

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Best 1.5 Ton AC in India Under Rs 40,000 in 2019

We have tried to mix the list with different products that would cater to the different needs of people. So, which one are you going to buy? We would love to know your choice. Also, if any of the Air Conditioner names have been missed out, let us know.

List of 10 Best 1.5 Ton AC in India Under Rs 40,000 as of April 2020 

AC Price (Rs.) Stars Refrigerant
Hitachi 39,999 4 R-410A
Daikin 40,838 3 R-32
Daikin 37,990 3 R-32
Daikin 36,896 3 R-32
Lloyd 39,990 3 R-410A
Voltas 37,999 4 R-410A
LG 37,285 3 R-32
Blue Star 35,999 3 R-410A
LG 42,999 3 R-32
Carrier 37,999 3 R-32


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