5 things to consider when buying a split AC

5 things to consider when buying a split AC

Buying a new Air conditioner or replacing the current one in your house is a major decision as the asset is not only a long-term investment but, also a substantially monetary one. When it comes to Split ACs, they are the go-to choice for indoor spaces with no windows. There are a few things that you will need to consider before making this choice:-

Types of split Air Conditioner

While there are 4 kinds of split ACs available in the market: wall-mounted, cassette, floor-mounted and portable; wall-mounted and cassette Air Conditioners are the most frequently purchased ones in India. Wall-mounted ACs are best suited for residential areas, whereas cassettes ACs are mostly used in commercial properties with big showroom spaces. If you are looking for an Air Conditioner for your home, a wall-mounted AC is your best bet!

Determining the tonnage

You will need to determine the tonnage of the split Air Conditioner that you are planning to buy. This depends on a variety of factors such as room area, floor type etc. For a quick analysis, 1000 cubic feet volume requires 1 ton of capacity; similarly a room having 1500 cubic feet volume requires 1.5 ton of cooling capacity. As a standard, 1.5 ton split AC is the most frequently chosen capacity as it serves almost everyone’s purpose.


As we have already mentioned before, your budget plays a very important role in making the decision of purchasing a split Air Conditioner. The price of a split AC in India starts from Rs 15,000 and can go anywhere upto Rs. 2 Lakh.

Our recommendation would be to decide your budget before hand and then proceed with a choice which has the maximum features in that range. We would also recommend you to not just go for the low-priced products without checking their durability as this choice affects you for years to come.

Star ratings

This is another important feature which needs to be given a thought if you want to reduce your electricity bills in the coming future. BEE star ratings are decided by an independent body in India and reflect the energy efficiency of products which also impact your bills. These ratings can range from 2 to 5, and you should ideally go for a 5-star split AC if you are looking at saving energy and also reducing your bills.

Other features

Once you are done deciding the major features, you can also have a look at the add-on features offered by several brands. We suggest you to have a look at the type of compressor (rotary, scroll or reciprocating), the noise levels (the lower, the better) as well as fancy features like temperature control, four-way swing etc.

We know that making the choice of purchasing an electrical appliance is hard and hope that we have made your choice easier! So, go and beat the heat these summers with a smart new appliance with all the features that you desire!