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Best Smart Air Conditioner (AC) in India 2020 | Go Smart

Getting an Air Conditioner/AC for your home is essential. However, in the days of smart home, have you ever thought about getting a smart Air Conditioner?  Keep reading.

Usually, while buying an Air Conditioner (AC), people look for the best brand, quality, and features it has. But in the decade of smart home technologies, there is one more thing that needs to be considered while buying any product or Air Conditioner (AC), and it is the smart features the product offers and makes your home smart and future proof.

Here I am giving you a complete and easy guide, reasons to choose and smart air conditioner (AC) over the regular one, and the list of best smart AC’s available in India after long research. Keep on reading.


Let’s start with…

Why look for a smart air conditioner (AC)?

Well, it all comes down to adding comfort, convenience to your daily life. Also, making your home future proof so that you won’t feel like getting old on the appliances you get for your home. Note that these smart AC’s can be used for home & office/commercial use as well.

Reason 1
The convenience and ease of use

This is the main reason why you should consider choosing a smart air conditioner (AC). Below is the list of smart features that provides you with convenience and ease of use.

Reason 1.1> Remotely control your smart Air conditioner (AC)

Smart AC’s comes with built-in WiFi so that you can manage your AC anywhere from your home using a mobile app (iOS/Android) or by smart voice assistance such as Google home & Amazon Alexa. You can even control your AC from anywhere in the world. That is just amazing and provides you with complete ease of use.

Such as, if your AC remote misplaces (as occurs many times), you can take out your phone, open the App and use it as remote for controlling every function of your smart ac.
Example: Did you forget to turn off the air conditioner (AC) while in a hurry of going out of your home?
You can just turn off it remotely using the App or using voice assistance (OK Google/Alexa, “Turn off my living room AC”). How cool & effortless is that?!

Reason 1.2> Granular control over your Air conditioner (AC)

Standard AC remote control provides options like temperature settings, FAN speed, airflow swing, on/off.
But with the smart AC app, you are not just limited to the above options but also provides many more AC control settings that, too, at a granular level.
Such as schedule timing for your AC to power on and power off (benefits of same will explain in reason No. 3), set up the desired temperature, FAN speed settings at a different time of night so that your sleep won’t get disturbed.

Reason 1.3> Schedule up the timing and all AC settings as per your need or even season-wise.

The mobile App comes with the smart AC given you an option to schedule your AC’s timing, FAN, Speed, Temperature settings that too for an entire night or a week so that you won’t have to keep on changing these settings regularly.
You can set up these settings as per different seasons, such as cold in summer and hot temperatures in the winter season.

This smart air conditioner (AC) feature is what brings complete automation to your home.
You can do complete programming for your smart air conditioner (AC) to get a hassle-free experience.

Example 1: You can schedule it up as per office timing; accordingly, your AC will turn ON/OFF itself automatically at pre-set timings.
So that if you leave home on your daily timings, AC will turn OFF, and before you arrive at your home from the office, you will already have a fresh, cool environment ready to make you feel good post tiring working day.

Example 2: If you like cold temperature while going to sleep, but a mild/warm temperature when you wake up. You can pre-schedule the desired temperature as per your sleep & wake-up time or different time at night, so that smart air conditioner (AC) will just provide you with that.


Reason 2
Save even more energy with Smart AC’s

Energy Star Rating

This new generation smart air conditioner (AC) does provide good power efficiency. But with its smart features, you can save even more power than conventional air conditioners.
Such as your smart air conditioner (AC) will turn ON/OFF as per your pre-scheduled timings only so that your AC will not keep running on unwanted timings and eventually consumes less power.
Some Smart Air conditioner App lets you provide usage statistics as well, by which you can monitor when and why your AC consuming electricity and take action accordingly.

Example 1: You can schedule AC timing as per your daily lifestyle/schedule, so that AC will power ON only at the pre-set timetable and turn OFF when you are not at home, thus saving electricity consumption. Basically, if you programmed your smart AC right, you will save up more on the energy bill.
Example 2: As mentioned in example 1.1, If you forget to turn off your AC while leaving home, you can take the help of AC app or smart assistance to simply turn OFF your smart air conditioner (AC) from anywhere you have internet access. which will save unwanted power consumption.


Reason 3
Same prices as the regular AC’s

If you are thinking about getting a smart air conditioner (AC) will charge more to your wallet? That’s not the case here.
Smart air conditioner (AC) is at the same price as the standard air conditioners (AC’s), but with the many more smart, convenient features than conventional AC’s don’t offer.
 

Reason 4
Few additional features that only Smart AC offers

Few Smart Air conditioner (AC) apps provide the option to check for your AC Air filter status, which will update the status/health of your air filter and notifies you if cleaning or replacement needed.
Diagnose your AC using a mobile App. This lets you diagnose your Smart Air conditioner internally for any fault or abnormalities for which maintenance is needed.
Such feature stands smart air conditioner out from the crowd of conventional Air conditioners.


What to look for before buying an air conditioner (AC)?

1) The Types of Air conditioner.

There are many types of air conditioners in different environments. Such as split Air Conditioner, ductless split air conditioner, Window Units, Portable Units, Smart Air conditioner, central (for large/commercial office use).
However, the smart Air conditioner (AC’s) are mostly available in the standard split AC configuration, which is perfect for home and small offices use.
These Split smart Air conditioners system has a standard indoor unit, outdoor main compressor unit.
Split AC provides great energy efficiency, very quiet operations even running under high load, good look to your room, and overall easy installation process.

2) AC Ton Capacity & BTU as per your room size

While selecting up and Air conditioner, choosing up-right capacity is equally important. Energy Start has officially provided a chart for selecting the right BTU capacity AC.
Refer below chart & click here for the official link of Energy star and detailed guide on AC BTU capacity.
Choose how much BTU/hr required as per your room and select AC Ton size according to it.

Area To Be Cooled (square feet) Capacity Needed (BTUs per hour)
100 up to 150 (10ft x 15ft) 5,000
150 up to 250 (13ft x 20ft) 6,000
250 up to 300 (14ft x 20ft) 7,000
300 up to 350 (17ft x 20ft) 8,000
400 up to 450 (18ft x 25ft) 10,000
450 up to 550 (22ft x 25ft) 12,000
550 up to 800 (25ft x 32ft) 15,000
800 up to 1,000 (25ft x 40ft) 18,000
1,100 up to 1,560 (39ft x 40ft) 24,500

AC Ton size according to above-mentioned BTU/hr.

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3) Power/energy efficiency & ratings

The energy star rating is must consider before choosing up the Air conditioner. The more energy star rating your Air conditioner will have, the more power-efficient your air conditioner (AC) will be.
Also, as mentioned in reason 2, smart air conditioner saves even more energy with its smart features.
TIP: the U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat to 78F (26 °C) when you are home. Setting your air conditioner to this level will allow you to stay cool and avoid an unusually high electricity bill.

4) Inverter or Non-Inverter Air conditioner?

Inverter air conditioners have many advantages over non-inverter. But this makes Inverter air conditioner 5% to 10% more expensive.
Inverter AC technology is related to the main compressor, which basically has variable speed & power consumption according to heat/load onto it.
This provides faster cooling and does reach your set temperature much faster compared to Non-Inverter Air conditioner.
These inverter air conditioners work more quite operations than Non-Inverter Air conditioner.
The compressor life of an Inverter air conditioner is much longer, also provides more energy efficiency than non-inverter AC’s.

All these above inverter air conditioner features make your AC life longer and provide you with more savings in the long run.

Smart Air conditioner Vs. Non-smart AC comparison


What are the benefits of buying an AC online?

Buying an Air conditioner (AC) online or offline won’t make a difference in the brand or quality of the product. It’s a personal choice.
However, I have found a few advantages of buying an Air conditioner (AC) online rather than from a local shop or showroom.

  1. Always running an offer on online sites rather than festivals only limited offer in the showroom or local retail shop.
  2. There are up to 5% – 10% instant discount on selected bank card (debit/credit) options.
  3. Credit card/debit card discounts / no-cost EMI options available on all bank accounts, unlike in offline shop, which offers a discount only on particular bank EMI.
  4. Similar or even less pricing than the offline market, especially during festivals or e-commerce specific sales.
  5. You can read all genuine reviews by purchased users online, which gives you an excellent idea of how the product is performing in the real world rather than just beliving on what a retail shop or showroom salesman says.
  6. The convenience of buying> You can have the convenience of your own time, brand & product while choosing up.
    If after product delivery any fault observed, you can easily ask for exchange or return & refund of your money. There’s even official support directly from the manufacturing company and backing of online retailers (Amazon/ Flipkart).
    You can even schedule the timing on amazon when the AC technician should arrive at your home for installations.
  7. If you are buying an air conditioner online, you can have instant discounts on exchange as well.
  8. The most important benefit of buying a Smart Air conditioner (AC) is there are many Smart Air conditioner options available online compared to limited or none options in offline retail shops. You can have a look at any preferred online shop for getting a Smart Air conditioner (AC)

Which are the best Smart Air Conditioner available in India?

Here’s the list after we have done complete research for the smart air conditioner available in the online market.
In the list, there are 3 fully Smart Air conditioners, and 2 are semi-smart (Most popular/purchased in the market) if you don’t need all those smart features.

1) Panasonic 1 Ton/1.5 Ton/2 Ton, 3 Star/5 Star WiFi Twin Cool Inverter Split AC (Copper, White)

Panasonic 1 Ton1.5 Ton2 Ton, 3 Star5 Star WiFi Twin Cool Inverter Split AC

Panasonic Inverter Split Smart Air conditioner AC 2

Panasonic Inverter Split Smart Air conditioner AC 4

Panasonic is a Japanese company known worldwide for its trusted quality and products.
They have introduced new smart air conditioner / AC series in India this (2020) year with various varieties and all smart features included. This also makes top on our list of smart AC’s.
Another reason Panasonic AC is on top is it provides a warranty of 5 years on PCB & 10 Years on Compressor.

Below is the demo & setup guide video of MirAIe App


These Panasonic Smart Air conditioners are twin cooling inverter technology for much faster cooling.

With their Miraie platform (available on both Android & iOS) brings smart AC features to Panasonic ACs. Miraie platform provides all the smart AC features mentioned above, like remotely control the air conditioner using the Miraie AC specific app and also voice assistance such as Amazon’s Alexa for hands-free operation.

Remote diagnostics for detecting any fault so that required repairs can be performed & the lifespan of your Smart Air Conditioner will increase.
Mirale App also contains E-warranty in which all warranty and maintains records are stored.

It also notifies the user status of the warranty. You can even ask for a part replacement for your AC using the App online, which provides not only smart features with its Smart AC but also hassle-free smart support post-sales.

Panasonic Smart AC have PM2.5 Air purification built-in for removing all dust particles from the air and improve air quality in your room/home.
By adding anti-corrosion blue fin technology in its indoor unit copper pipes, it doubles heat exchange and extends lifespan.

Panasonic Smart AC is also stabilizer free and very energy efficient with its 3 and 5-star energy ratings.


Panasonic Inverter Split Smart Air conditioner AC 1

Panasonic Inverter Split Smart Air conditioner AC

Below is the list of Panasonic Smart Air conditioner specifications available on product page

  • WiFi Split AC with Inverter Compressor: Variable speed compressor which adjusts power depending on heat load. It is most energy-efficient and has a lowest-noise operation
  • Capacity: Available in 1 Ton  / 1.5Ton / 2 Ton– Suitable for all sized rooms
  • Energy Rating: available in 3 and 5 Star
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year, Comprehensive 1+ 4 years on PCB and 10 Years on Compressor
  • Copper Condenser Coil: Better cooling and requires low maintenance
  • WiFi, Powerful mode for Quick Cooling, Twin Cool Inverter, PM 2.5 filter & Shield Blu -Tough, cools @ 52 degrees, Stabilizer Free operation, Refrigerant, Temperature Indicator, Works with Miraie
  • Refrigerant gas: R32 – no ozone depletion potential
  • IDU Dimension: Depend upon which capacity Smart AC you buy
  • Included in the box: 1 Indoor Unit, 1 Outdoor Unit, 1 Remote Controller, User Manual, Warranty Card

Panasonic Smart Air conditioner Variants available on Flipkart
Panasonic 1 Ton 3 Star | Panasonic 1 Ton 5 Star | Panasonic 1.5 Ton 3 Star | Panasonic 1.5 Ton 5 Star | Panasonic 2 Ton 3 Star | Panasonic 2 Ton 5 Star

Panasonic Smart Air conditioner Variants available on Amazon
Panasonic 1 Ton 3 Star | Panasonic 1 Ton 5 Star | Panasonic 1.5 Ton 3 Star | Panasonic 1.5 Ton 5 Star | Panasonic 2 Ton 3 Star | Panasonic 2 Ton 5 Star


2) Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star WiFi Inverter Split AC

Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Wi-Fi Inverter Split AC 0 v2

Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Wi-Fi Inverter Split AC 1 v2

Diakin is another Japanese company that is the inventor of the split air conditioners in the market.
This Smart Air conditioner has been introduced in April 2019 by Daikin and supports most of the smart features mentioned above. However, we found it to be higher in price compared to other smart air conditioners in this list.
Diakin smart AC does give you 10 years of compressor warranty.

 

Below is the demo & setup guide video of their official Daikin App.

Daikin has tried to provide all smart AC functionality such as control your AC from anywhere. Also, set the desired temperature at various timings as per your requirement.
Voice control using Amazon Alexa & Google Home is also supported by Diakin Smart Air conditioner. It’s just the fun & convenient way of using an AC.

Daikin has developed its own mobile App by which initial Smart AC can be set up and control every setting, such as turn AC ON/OFF, swing, speed, temperature, modes of your smart AC via the Daikin App.
With its Neo swing technology, the compressor of Diakin smart AC decreases vibrations and does smooth rotation. This helps to get very quiet/low noise operation in the Indoor unit.
Diakin smart AC comes with 5 start energy efficient rating, which again saves on your electricity bills.
It also has a Built-In stabilizer for safety and longer lifespan.

 

Below is the list of Diakin Smart Air conditioner specifications available on product page

  • Split AC with inverter compressor: Variable speed compressor which adjusts power depending on heat load. It is most energy-efficient and has the lowest-noise operation
  • Capacity: 1.5 Ton
  • Energy Rating: 5 Star: Annual Energy Consumption (as per energy label): 824 units, ISEER Value: 4.7
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year on Product, 1 Year on Condenser, 10 Years on Compressor
  • Copper Condenser Coil: Better cooling and requires low maintenance
  • WiFi control for app-based connectivity, Alexa Compatible, Stabilizer Inside, Power Chill operation, Room temperature display
  • Refrigerant gas: R32 – Environmental friendly – no ozone depletion potential
  • IDU dimension(88.5* 22.9* 29.8 cms), ODU dimension ( 84.5* 30.0* 59.5 cms) & IDU (11 kgs) and ODU Weight (36 kgs)
  • Indoor Unit, Outdoor Unit, Remote Control, User Manual & Warranty Card

We found Diakin Smart Air conditioner to be only available in a single (1.5 Ton) variant and only on Amazon.


3) Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star WiFi Split AC with Amazon Alexa (Copper, 183WZJ, White)

Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star WiFi Split AC with Amazon Alexa (Copper, 183WZJ, White)

Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star Wi-Fi Split AC with Amazon Alexa 5

Voltas is a TATA Product that is a well-known company worldwide.
They are the first and only Indian company to bring smart Air conditioner (AC) option. This has built-in WiFi for remote control and Amazon’s Alexa voice assistance.
However, the reason to keep this smart air conditioner (AC) on number three is, it does not have inverter compressor technology unlike all other in this list of Smart ACs.

Introduction video

Below is the demo & setup guide video of official Voltas Smart AC App

Voltas is giving you all the smart AC options, as mentioned in starting, such as remote control using the Voltas app from anywhere.
Voice command through Amazon Alexa smart assistance for convenience and ease of use. With the power of Alexa, it even understands the Hindi language, which is specially designed for Indian Hindi consumers in mind.
Schedule a full timer via the Voltas Smart AC app.

This voltas smart AC has its own AC technologies such as Active dehumidifier, Dual display to view current room temperature and set the temperature at a time. 
You can also perform self-diagnostics using the voltas smart AC App.
It has multi-stage air filtration for removing all harmful & dust particles and give you fresh, clean air.

Below is the list of Voltas Smart Air conditioner specifications available on product page

  • Voice-controlled Split AC which works with Alexa enabled devices and also comes with WiFi connectivity
  • Capacity: 1.5 ton. Suitable for medium-sized rooms (111 to 150 sq ft)
  • Energy Rating: 3 Star
  • Warranty: 5-year comprehensive warranty (1 + 4 years extended)
  • Copper Condenser Coil: Better cooling and requires low maintenance
  • Special Features: Operate from Anywhere, Smart Timer, Sleep Mode, Self Diagnosis
  • Refrigerant type: R-22
  • IDU dimension (99 x 24.2 x 31.5 cms), ODU dimension (87 x 60 x 35.5 cms) & IDU Weight (13.5 kg) and ODU Weight (42 kgs)
  • Included in the box: Indoor Unit, Outdoor Unit, Remote Control, User Manual, Warranty Card

We found Voltas Smart Air conditioner to be only available in a single (1.5 Ton) variant and only on Amazon.


 

Below One’s are Semi-Smart but the most popular purchase in the Indian market

 

4) LG 1 / 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, LS-Q12YNZA, Convertible 4-in-1 Cooling, White)

LG 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, LS-Q12YNZA, Convertible 4-in-1 Cooling, White)

LG 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, LS-Q12YNZA, Convertible 4-in-1 Cooling, White) v2

LG 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, LS-Q12YNZA, Convertible 4-in-1 Cooling, White)

LG 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, LS-Q12YNZA, Convertible 4-in-1 Cooling, White) 0 v2

LG 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, LS-Q12YNZA, Convertible 4-in-1 Cooling, White) 1 v2

LG 1 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, LS-Q12YNZA, Convertible 4-in-1 Cooling, White) 2 v2

LG Electronics is a South Korean, multinational brand, which is spread over 80 countries around the world. LC is also known for its quality electronic products and one of them its air conditioners.
LG has introduced its Smart Air conditioner just a few months back (December 2019) / (2020 in the online market), and it has become a very popular purchase among the Indian market.

Even though this LG Air conditioner is not Smart AC, but the features it offers are astonishing, and we can call it as a semi-smart Air conditioner.
First of all, it not only comes with an inverter compressor but the dual inverter compressor technology which helps for much faster cooling and more energy-efficient (refer above video by LG). It also allows AC to run much quieter compared to none or single inverter compressor technology ACs.

LG Dual Inverter AC has 4-way swing (horizontally and vertically) inside the indoor unit which provides cooling airflow in all corners of the room.
The pipes used in LG dual inverter AC are 100%  high grooved Copper with Ocean Black Protection which provides exceptional durability and longer lifespan of AC considering the common sand, salt, industrial smoke & pollutants in India.
LG AC also comes with stabilizer free voltage fluctuation protection. Also has inbuilt low gas detection.

The smart part in this AC is it can perform smart-diagnostics and makes it easy to understand (via specific error code) and resolve the problem faster. Also, automatic low gas detection.
You can check above features in detail on LG’s official website page here.

Below is the list of LG Air conditioner specifications available on product page

  • Split AC with inverter compressor: variable speed compressor which adjusts power depending on heat load. It is most energy-efficient and has a lowest-noise operation
  • Capacity: 1 ton / 1.5 Ton Suitable for small and mid-sized rooms
  • Energy Rating: 3 Star / 5 Star. Best in class efficiency. Annual energy consumption: 571.99 units. ISEER value: 4.70 (please refer energy Label on the product page or contact brand for more details)
  • Warranty: 1 Year (Comprehensive), 10 Years (Compressor with Gas Charging)
  • Special features: dual Inverter; Ocean Blackfin; Convertible 4-in-1 cooling; 4 way; EZ clean filter; magic display; Himalaya cool
  • Refrigerant gas: R32. no ozone depletion potential and low global warming potential
  • Copper Condenser Coil: Better cooling and requires low maintenance
  • Double Filtration system ensures that the air inside your home is free of various harmful particles
  • Included in the box: 1 Indoor unit, 1 outdoor unit, inter Connecting pipe, 1 remote, 1 Manual, 1 Warranty card, 2 batteries, inter Connecting wire

LC Dual inverter semi-smart Air conditioner is available in four variants.
1 Ton 3 Star | 1 Ton 5 Star | 1.5 Ton 3 Star | 1.5 Ton 5 Star


5) Whirlpool  0.8 Ton / 1 Ton / 1.5 Ton 3 Star / 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 1.5T MAGICOOL PRO 5S COPR INVERTER, White)

Whirlpool  0.8 Ton 1 Ton 1.5 Ton 3 Star 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 1.5T MAGICOOL PRO 5S COPR INVERTER, White)

Whirlpool  0.8 Ton 1 Ton 1.5 Ton 3 Star 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 1.5T MAGICOOL PRO 5S COPR INVERTER, White) 22

Whirlpool  0.8 Ton 1 Ton 1.5 Ton 3 Star 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 1.5T MAGICOOL PRO 5S COPR INVERTER, White) 44

 

 

Whirpool is another well-known brand worldwide for its long-lasting electronic products.
This offering by Whirpool is launched in Feb-2019 and its the best seller in the online market.

Whirlpool magicool pro inverter AC its own 6th sense fast/turbo cool technology which cools even at 55°C temperature outside.
This is also an IntelliSense inverter compressor technology that keeps power usage low.
MPFI (Multi-Port Fluid Injection) is a unique technology inside the indoor unit, which assists in faster heat exchange through copper pipes springing into speedier cooling.

Whirpool semi-smart AC is also stabilizer free providing voltage fluctuation protection. It can perform smart self-diagnostics similar to above LG AC.
Whirpool always provides a quality product and they have given 10 years of warranty on their compressor as well.

Below is the list of Whirpool semi-smart Air conditioner specifications available on product page

  • Split AC; 0.8 Ton / 1 Ton / 1.5 Ton capacity
  • Energy Rating: 3 star /  5 Star
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 1 year on condenser, 10 years on compressor
  • 6th sense fast cool technology, 100% Copper
  • Intellisense inverter technology
  • Cools even at 55 degree
  • Stabilizer free(145v-290v)
  • R-32 eco refrigerant

Whirpool inverter semi-smart Air conditioner is available in six variants.
0.8 Ton 3 Star | 0.8 Ton 5 Star | 1 Ton 3 Star | 1 Ton 5 Star | | 1.5 Ton 3 Star | 1.5 Ton 5 Star


Conclusion

So, if you are buying up a smart air conditioner (AC) is no doubt, the most worthwhile decision you make.
You will be having all the convenience by using the smart air conditioner functionality and makes your home smart and future proof.

Check out all the above-mentioned air conditioners and select as per your favorite brand, features, capacity and most important is according to your budget.
Do you have any query or suggestion for buying up one of these smart air conditioners? Do let us know in the comments down below.

 

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