Over the past decade, there has been a significant change in how air conditioners operate. Air conditioners have become more efficient, while a lot more impetus has been given to designing cost-effective products while being more environmentally conscious. Furthermore, AC manufacturers have been coming up with different methods to make the AC units more energy efficient. With temperatures expected to increase over the next decade, air conditioners will play a significant role in keeping consumers comfortable and away from the blistering heat.

While air conditioners are inherently designed to lower the indoor temperature, different models use different technologies to achieve the desired outcome. Keeping aside the relationship between the room size and the AC’s cooling capacity, we take a look at the latest AC models that are now available in the market that would give you a North Pole-esque feel in the comfort of your own home.

Daikin FTKL-S 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC

Daikin has quickly risen to prominence in the Indian market, and now competes with heavy-hitters such as LG and Panasonic for a bigger piece of the pie. Daikin ACs come with next-gen technologies and innovative features such as 3D airflow function, Power Chill operation mode and Coanda airflow. The louvres of the Daikin ACs open upwards, creating the Coanda Effect, resulting in a more effective air circulation as the airflow does not hit the furniture. This ensures better comfort, while bringing down the indoor temperature at a faster rate.

Those searching for the best split AC under 25000 can opt for the Daikin 0.8 Ton 3 Star Split AC (GTL28TV16X2, Copper Condenser), which comes with top-of-the-line features such as Coanda Airflow and PowerChill operation mode.

Whirlpool 3D Cool Xtreme HD 5S 1.5 Ton 5-Star Split AC

Not to be outdone by LG and Daikin, the latest range of Whirlpool ACs come with 3D Cool Xtreme and dual fan compressor to provide the ‘Turbo Cool’ effect, bringing down even the most intense temperatures as high as 55 degrees Celsius in no time. The 3D Cool Xtreme technology used in Whirlpool air conditioning units makes use of three vents, which help in removing the hot air inside the room at a rapid pace. The dual fan compressor then cools down the room quickly and efficiently, providing a cool and relaxing atmosphere. With a 5-star energy rating, the Whirlpool 3D Cool Xtreme AC is also extremely energy efficient, which places it in the list of top 10 ACs in India.

LG KS-Q12HNXD 3-Star Split AC

LG has been at the forefront of air conditioner innovation over the past decade, and their latest models such as the LG KS-Q12HNXD 3-Star AC, which is one among the best air conditioner in India, come with the Himalaya Cool technology to provide a hill station-esque feel to the consumers. The remote control of the LG AC has a dedicated button to go into this mode, following which the air conditioner throws cool air at high speeds for 30 minutes. This brings down the temperature of the surroundings significantly, thus providing much-needed reprieve from the summer heat to those within the room.