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Daikin AC Review 2021 – List of Top Models with Specs & Price

Summer is approaching fast! And it looks like using a ceiling fan will not work after all. In such a time, we need a strong air conditioning unit that can make our days easy & nights comfortable. Although many top-of-the-line reputed brands are now providing their products in the Indian AC market. Today, we are going to talk about Daikin- an excellent Japanese brand inside the Indian market. In this Daikin AC review, we will cover all of the most popular Daikin AC models & product series you can buy in 2021.

Except that, in this Daikin AC review, we are going to explain everything about all the latest, most advanced & proprietary technologies used by Daikin and how they are going to benefit the user. Moreover, we have also done a complete in-depth analysis of the components used and features provided by Daikin.

So, sit tight as you are going to learn some really cool things about Daikin Air conditioners!

Details About Daikin AC

Founded in 1924, Daikin Industries, Ltd. (ダイキン工業株式会社 ) is a Japanese multinational air conditioning manufacturing company. It is headquartered in Osaka, Japan & has operations in India, China, Australia, Japan, United States, Southeast Asia, Europe, Middle East, Latin America, and Africa.

In India, the company has a manufacturing unit as Daikin Air conditioning India Pvt. Ltd. It is situated in Okhla Industrial Area, Phase 3, Delhi. Most of the AC models that the company is selling in India are manufactured here.

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With about 90+ years of manufacturing experience, Daikin is one of the oldest and most reputed players in the AC market. It’s indeed a great brand, as we all know how good Japanese companies are in the field of technology. So, if you plan to buy an AC, Daikin should be one of the top contenders on your brand priority list.

cyborg wisdomCyborg fact:

You will find it fascinating to know that Daikin is the inventor of variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air conditioners. Although, they failed to trademark “VRF” and later, the systems are remarketed as “VRV” (variable refrigerant volume).

Daikin is the company that has made the first split and multi-split air conditioners. Moreover, Daikin also co-developed the R-410A refrigerant with Carrier.

In-box items

  1. 1 Indoor Unit,
  2. 1 Outdoor Unit,
  3. Inter Connecting Pipe,
  4. 1 Remote,
  5. 3 Manuals,
  6. 1 Warranty Card

Features Rating

Compressor quality

8.8/10

Build quality

8.6/10

Cooling Quality

8.0/10

Features tally

7.5/10

Daikin AC Review Parameter #1- Daikin’s Compressor Technology

Daikin air conditioner comes with a variable speed compressor. Most ACs from Daikin use an inverter compressor technology, which means there is no need for the compressor to be turned off and ON to regulate the room’s temperature. The speed of the compressor can be varied to maintain the cooling to optimal levels. Overall, this inverter compressor is much more energy-efficient than any other fixed-speed compressor.

Except this, additional improvements & modifications are made by Daikin to increase the compressor’s efficiency. Here are some of the most significant advancements in the compressor technology that we can see in Daikin AC:

1.     Neo Swing Inverter Compressor

The Neo Swing Inverter Compressor is an entirely different compressor design than usual. Generally, different companies use different compressor optimization to achieve their efficiency target. Similarly, Daikin’s Neo swing inverter compressor uses a swing compressor different from the most commonly used rotary compressor in terms of design.

A swing compressor has fewer moving parts, resulting in less friction & vibration during working. It also prevents leakage of refrigerant gas during compression. These advantages provide quiet and efficient operation.

If you are interested in a more detailed overview, here is Daikin’s official page on it.

daikin AC review - Neo Swing Inverter Compressor

 If you haven’t read the Buying Guide for AC that we have specifically designed for this year, we recommend you to read that first. The AC buying guide is a complete layout of the modern AC technology and also contains the Tips to choose the right AC model as per your priories & preferences. Its the guide which make you understand the similarities as well as the differences between different AC models from the Best AC brands. So, you can check it out here…

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Daikin AC Review Parameter #2- Condenser Coil

Daikin AC comes with a 100% copper condenser coil. Copper condenser coils are the most efficient coil available as of now. A condenser is the backbone of any AC because it’s the condenser coil on which the cooling mainly depends. The compressor in the Daikin AC is one of the best to get as its capacity and efficiency are highly optimized for better performance.

1.     Oscillatory Refrigerant Motion

The copper pipes used in the condenser coil are grooved from inside. Grooved copper pipes ensure oscillatory refrigerant motion, which helps in ensuring better functioning. This motion also increases the heat carried by the refrigerant, thus providing more efficient & faster cooling.

daikin AC review - Oscillatory Refrigerant Motion condenser

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Daikin AC Review Parameter #3- Cooling Quality of Daikin

Any AC made by Daikin colls your room fast & efficiently. You can choose a model from its different series that provide a suitable solution to your cooling ways & requirements. Here are the main noticeable features of Daikin AC in this regard :

1.     R-32 Green Refrigerant

Almost all Daikin AC uses an R-32 green refrigerant. This is the industry standard refrigerant that you will get in premium AC segments. Some lower-budget AC models use R410A, but it is less efficient than R-32. There is not much to say because companies can use no other refrigerant type due to environmental concerns. Anyways, after all, it provides the best cooling & efficiency when compared to others.

2.     Power chill operation

The Power chill operation is a feature that temporarily boosts the cooling rate capacity of the AC. Whenever you turn –on this mode in your AC, the cooling rate gets to a maximum so that the room can attain the desired temperature in a much lesser time.

Also, you can just relax without worrying about turning off this mode in order to save power. Because the Power chill operation feature will automatically turn off itself after a burst of 20 minutes.

daikin AC review - Power chill operation

3.     Coanda Airflow

The Coanda Airflow technology works on an air effect known as the Coanda effect. This effect is utilized in these ACs to attain a longer airflow length, meaning that the airflow can reach a far-away wall opposite the AC unit. It helps the AC provide uniform cooling in the room, even in the presence of too much furniture.

cyborg wisdomCyborg fact:

The Coanda effect is the phenomena in which a jet flow attaches itself to a nearby surface and remains attached even when the surface curves away from the initial jet direction.
The phenomenon derives its name from a Romanian-born aeronautical engineer – Henri Coanda.

Daikin AC Review Parameter #4 – Build Quality

The Ac from Daikin are very sturdy & built to last. The build quality also is premium & some variants come with extra layer protection for specific installation environments. The construction quality is at par with the industry standard. Here are some of the Daikin AC features that make it stand out:

1.     High Impact Polystyrene IDU

The Daikin air conditioners have a high impact polystyrene indoor unit. This material used in the indoor unit provides a long-lasting physical life to it. Mainly it prevents colour from fading in the longer run, which usually degrades with time in other models. We have all seen that due to harsh environmental exposure, the AC’s white body gets yellowish. But this material has a long-lasting colour that won’t fade quickly.

daikin AC review - High Impact Polystyrene IDU

2.     Strong Insulation Kit

It is the protection that Daikin provides for the outdoor unit. Daikin XLPE Insulation kits are specially UV treated to ensure longer life. As the outdoor units are exposed to the sun, it prevents corrosion due to prolonged weather exposure.

Daikin AC Review parameter #5 – Energy conservation measures

All the Daikin AC models come with good ISSER ratings and perform well in the area of energy conservation. Especially the AC segments, which come with the neo-swing inverter compressor, performs exceptionally good. Here are a few additional features which further optimizes the efficiency :

1.     Econo Mode

Econo mode enables efficient operation by limiting the maximum power consumption. It is useful when using the air-conditioner and other electrical devices simultaneously on a shared electrical circuit. This mode helps you in reducing your electricity bills.

Daikin AC Review Parameter #6- Air filtration

Daikin has patented a technology of their own known as Streamer discharge technology, which does a remarkable job filtering the air. Here is an overview of it :

1.     Patented Streamer discharge technology

Streamer Discharge is a type of plasma discharge in which high-speed electrons capable of oxidative decomposition are generated. It can eliminate bacteria and mould as well as hazardous chemical substances and allergens, etc.

Steps of its working

  1. When the viruses enter the device, there is a discharge of electrons.
  2. These electrons react with the impurities and decompose their outer surface.
  3. The decomposition done by the oxidation converts them into harmless nitrogen, oxygen & water.

It has proven to be effective on viruses & bacteria like Influenza virus (type A, H1N1), highly virulent avian influenza virus (type A, H5N1), Bacillus coli, O-157, Norovirus, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Tuberculosis bacteria, Toxins (enterotoxins).

Also, chemical like NOx, tetrachloroethylene, benzene, trichloroethylene, dichloroethane, dichloromethane, chloroform, and VOC type hazardous chemical substances: iso-butanol, hexane, styrene, nonanoic acid, trimonthly benzene, xylene, naphthalene, ethylbenzene, toluene, and ethyl acetate are covered.

Overwhelming ! isn’t it?

In simpler words, all these are the impurities we generally get in a polluted urban environment. So, for people in cities with high pollution, this can save them from some health complications. 

Here, you should note that this technology is limited to a few air conditioners. Here is the official page where this technology explained in detail. Click here

2.     Smell Proof Operation

It is a feature that uses the fan to dry the indoor unit to prevent it from retaining moisture and thus preventing the growth of mould. As we all know, moulds are responsible for foul smell; Daikin smell-proof operation helps remove it. Additionally, when the air conditioner is started, in the first 40 seconds, it sucks out the air so that any bad smell doesn’t enter the room.

daikin AC review - Smell Proof Operation

3.     PM 2.5 filter

PM 2.5 filter used to filter the microparticles of 2 to half micron width. This is the filter generally used to filter out the pollution generated by vehicles & industries.

Daikin AC Review Parameter #7- Smart AC features in Daikin

There are various AC features that can make it more user friendly & smart. Following are some of the intelligent features that Daikin has to offer :

1.     Intelligent Eye

The intelligent eye is a feature that uses an infrared sensor to detect the human presence in the room. With this feature, AC can automatically adjust its working or lower down the power usage to have optimum efficiency if there is no person in the room. It also detects any person’s presence & directs the airflow towards them to facilitate a pleasant cooling experience.

daikin AC review - Intelligent Eye

2.     Good Sleep off Timer

A good sleep off timer option empowers you to control the temperature of your air conditioner while you are sleeping. By using this feature, you can adjust room temperature as per your comfort.

3.     Outdoor Power Supply

This is a safety feature provided by the company that makes the product fire protected. Especially when the appliance catches fire due to an uncontrolled instant high power supply.

4.     Self-Diagnosis

The machine auto-detects the error and shows the related code on the remote screen (After pressing Key mentioned in the manual). Using the self-diagnosis, you can easily self-diagnose the error and report it to your Daikin authorized service centre for a quick resolution.

If you still want to look for some other brand with same level of trust & technology, you can check out Voltas AC. It’s a great Indian brand that has the Brand Trust of TATA. To know about the technologies used by Voltas & to get the list of top AC models that you can buy in India, Don’t forget to check out this article: 

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Features & Modes of Daikin AC remote control

The Daikin AC remote control has the following basic features:

1. ON/OFF button-  Press this button once to start operation. Press once again to stop it.
2. Display (LCD)-  Displays the current settings.
3. TEMPERATURE adjustment buttons- Changes the temperature setting.
4. FAN setting button- Selects the airflow rate setting
5. POWERFUL operation button
6. MODE selector button- Selects the operation mode (AUTO/DRY/COOL/HEAT/FAN)
7. SENSOR button- INTELLIGENT EYE operation
8. ON/OFF TIMER button
9. QUIET button for OUTDOOR UNIT QUIET operation

daikin AC review - remote controls

Daikin AC service Review & After-Sales care

The company has excellent after-sales service support. They have a 72-hour installation policy & you will also get separate warranties on different components. In case of any breakdown, you can register a service request on their website or call their customer care support & service. They will most often ask for pictures of the defective part over WhatsApp and do the needful repair or replacement. We have summarized all this  Daikin After-Sales service review in the next few points given below :

  1. Standard Installation will generally cost you around (₹1099 +GST) & is done within 72 hrs from the time of delivery.

Note: The installation cost may vary in accordance with the current ongoing offers.

  • Some additional charges for core drilling, extra copper wire, stand/fitting & other accessories can be asked by the engineer.
  • Daikin customer care number: 011-40319300/1860-180-3900
  • You can register for a service request by clicking here.
  • The standard warranty is provided in the following manner (unless specified).
  • 1 Year on Product
  • 1 Year on Condenser
  • 5 Years PCB
  • 10 Years on Compressor

Daikin AC service centre in your area

You can easily find the location of a Daikin service centre in your area by clicking on the link given below and filling out the details specified n the page.

https://www.daikinindia.com/products-services/daikin-service-locator

Pros & cons of Daikin AC

Why you should buy ?

  • Japanese Technology
  • Top-class hardware
  • Feature-rich AC
  • Very energy efficient
  • Inbuilt stabilizer
  • Smart AC support
  • Made In INDIA

Why you shouldn’t ?

  • Good service can be an issue in some areas.
  • Some models are not available in the Indian market.
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Buy if : If you are looking for a Premium product with the best Hardware

Best Daikin AC series available

Daikin manufactures various series of ACs with different features and price ranges. Among all the features explained and reviewed until now, some are exclusive to a particular AC series only. Next, we are going to clear out which series have which exclusive feature.

1.     Daikin’s JTKJ series

This is the most future packed & premium series of Daikin’s air conditioner available in the market. Its primary focus is to create a healthy air environment. JTKJ series is the only series with the above-mentioned Patented Streamer discharge technology, which is the ultimate solution for a polluted living environment. This JTKJ series also has the intelligent eye feature for power saving. Other than that, all the other typical Daikin AC features like neo-swing inverter, power chill operation, Coanda airflow & Econo mode.

Of course, this all comes at a cost, making this series of AC fall in the premium price segment.

2.     Daikin’s FTKG series

This is a balanced out series with all the needed features for a good air conditioner. It provides you with a component like a neo-swing inverter compressor for efficient running. Other than that, it has all the standard feature like Coanda airflow, Econo mode, and smell proof operation.

So, with all such features, it can be considered as a mid-ranger in the AC market.

3.     Daikin’s FTKP series

This series is what you can call a budget-friendly version of the JTKJ series. The main focus of this series is to give excellent cooling performance even in a scorching environment. It has a feature called 3D Airflow, which enables the AC to have airflow from all directions simultaneously, which helps it give a uniform cooling in a hot environment. Other than that, it has a PM 2.5 filter for filtering the pollution particles in the air. Moreover, standard Daikin AC features like neo-swing inverter compressor, Coanda airflow, Econo mode, strong insulation kit & self-diagnosis are also included in this series.

4.     Daikin’s FTL series

This is the lower budget series of the Daikin AC. This series comes with a non-inverter compressor. Here, the price-cutting results in significant drawbacks. Although, It still has all the standard features like Coanda airflow, Econo mode, power chill mode, and the PM 2.5 filter.

Best Daikin AC 2 ton

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Daikin 1.8 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC

Air conditioner – Split AC
Model –
FTKG60TV
Capacity in Tons –
1.8 ton
BEE star Rating –
5 star
Condenser Coil –
Copper
Refrigerant type –
R32
Suitable room size –  
Large sized rooms
Compressor –
Neo swing compressor
Filters –
Dust filter, Antibacterial coating, Smell Proof Operation
Other features –
Stabilizer Inside, Econo Mode, Indoor Unit Quiet Operation, Coanda Airflow, Power Chill Operation
Warranty – 
1 Year on Product, 1 Year on Condenser, 5 Years PCB Warranty, 10 Years on Compressor
Starting price – ₹ 58,990.00 onwards…


Best Daikin AC 1.5 ton

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Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC

Air conditioner – Split AC
Model –
JTKJ50TV
Capacity in Tons –
1.5 ton
BEE star Rating –
5 star
Condenser Coil –
Copper
Refrigerant type –
R32
Suitable room size –
Medium sized rooms
Compressor –
Neo swing compressor
Filters –
Streamer Discharge Air Purification Technology
Other features –
Stabilizer Inside, Indoor Unit Quiet Operation, Intelligent Eye, Power Chill Operation
Warranty – 
1 Year on Product, 1 Year on Condenser, 5 Years PCB Warranty, 10 Years on Compressor
Starting price – ₹ 53,990.00 onwards…

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Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC

Air conditioner – Split AC
Model –
FTKG50TV
Capacity in Tons –
1.5 ton
BEE star Rating –
5 star
Condenser Coil –
Copper
Refrigerant type –
R32
Suitable room size –
Medium sized rooms
Compressor –
Neo swing compressor
Filters –
Antibacterial coating, Dust filter, Anti microbial filter
Other features –
Stabilizer Inside, Econo Mode, Indoor Unit Quiet Operation, Coanda Airflow, Power Chill Operation
Warranty – 
1 Year on Product, 1 Year on Condenser, 5 Years PCB Warranty, 10 Years on Compressor
Starting price – ₹ 43,989.00 onwards…

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Daikin 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC

Air conditioner – Split AC
Model –
MTKL50TV
Capacity in Tons –
1.5 ton
BEE star Rating –
3 star
Condenser Coil –
Copper
Refrigerant type –
R32
Suitable room size –
Medium sized rooms
Compressor –
Neo swing compressor
Filters –
Dust filter, PM 2.5 Filter
Other features –
Stabilizer Inside, Econo Mode, Coanda Airflow, Power Chill Operation, Indoor Unit Quiet Operation
Warranty – 
1 Year on Product, 1 Year on Condenser, 5 Years PCB Warranty, 10 Years on Compressor
Starting price – ₹ 36,999.00 onwards…


Best Daikin AC 1 ton

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Daikin 1 Ton 4 Star Inverter Split AC

Air conditioner – Split AC
Model –
FTKP35TV
Capacity in Tons –
1 ton
BEE star Rating –
4 star
Condenser Coil –
Copper
Refrigerant type –
R32
Suitable room size –
Small sized rooms
Compressor –
Neo swing compressor
Filters –
Dust filter, PM 2.5 Filter
Other features – Indoor Unit Quiet Operation, Coanda Airflow, Power Chill Operation, Econo Mode
Warranty – 
1 Year on Product, 1 Year on Condenser, 5 Years on Compressor
Starting price – ₹ 45,100.00 onwards…

Daikin 0.8 Ton 3 Star Split AC

Daikin 0.8 Ton 3 Star Split AC

Air conditioner – Split AC
Model –
FTL28TV
Capacity in Tons –
0.8 ton
BEE star Rating –
3 star
Condenser Coil –
Copper (Oscillatory Refrigerant Motion)
Refrigerant type –
R32
Suitable room size –
Small sized rooms
Compressor –
Fixed Speed Compressor
Filters –
Dust filter, PM 2.5 Filter
Other features –
Stabilizer Free, Econo mode, Coanda airflow, Power chill operation
Warranty – 
1 Year on Product, 1 Year on Condenser, 5 Years on Compressor
Starting price – ₹ 23,350.00 onwards…


AC installation – Top 9 things to take care of

  1. Check for any manufacturing or handling defects or breakage by yourself before calling the installation engineer. Ask for a replacement if the product is damaged.
  2. Keep the distance between the indoor and outdoor units as minimum as possible. It will reduce the cost of the copper pipe and lower the amount of heat gain into the refrigerant. The maximum distance should never exceed 15 meters.
  3. Always install the indoor unit of split AC on a wall strong enough to hold the weight.
  4. Place the outdoor unit on a flat and rigid surface to avoid vibration during operation, which can cause damage to internal components. Always use a water level to level things out.
  5. Don’t place the outdoor unit in very hot, humid, or dusty areas. If you are placing it onto the ground, put it on a flat concrete pad to avoid water entrance. Preferably place the outdoor unit in the shade for better efficiency.
  6. The indoor unit of split AC requires at least 15 cm of open space surrounding its top and sides for proper airflow.
  7. Try to Mount the indoor unit of split AC at the height of 7-8 feet above the floor.
  8. Do your best to minimize how much the pipes and cable bend, to ensure that the unit performs well.
  9. Ensure the indoor unit tilts backwards 2-3 degrees so that water can easily flow out of the drain pipe.

Top 14 Energy conservation Tips for AC to lower down your electricity bills this summer

  1. Set temperatures at 24°C – Each degree above 75°F/24°C that you set your air conditioner’s thermostat saves you 3 percent of the energy used to cool your home.
  2. Service your air conditioner – Easy maintenance such as routinely replacing or cleaning air filters can lower your cooling system’s energy consumption by up to 15 percent. At a minimum, change the filter every three months. A dirty filter slows down airflow and makes your system work harder to keep you more comfortable.
  3. Open windows – Opening windows creates a cross-wise breeze, allowing you to naturally cool your home without switching on air conditioners
  4. Indoor plants – Getting some good indoor plants will not only enhance the look of your interior but also helps in maintaining the humidity level inside the room. Except that, greenery is always soothing to the eyes and makes you more comfortable.
  5. Fit tight – When installing a window unit, make sure it fits tightly so that outside air does not get in.
  6. Cook outside – Cook outside or at least keep the stove near open windows
  7. Limit the use of humidifier – The increased amount of humidity in the room inhibits the ability of our body to cool itself through perspiration.
  8. Using ceiling fans – Use ceiling fans along with AC to cool down the room effectively and more quickly. Cooling your home with ceiling fans will allow you to raise your thermostat four degrees. This can help lower your electricity bills without sacrificing overall comfort.
  9. The right placement – Don’t place lamps or TV sets near your air-conditioning thermostat. The thermostat senses heat from these appliances, which can cause the air conditioner to run longer than necessary.
  10. Use Blinds – Install window treatments or coverings such as blinds, shades, and films to slash heat gain when temperatures rise. These devices not only improve the look of your home but also reduce energy costs.
  11. Shady business – An AC unit operating in the shade uses as much as 10% less electricity than the same one working in the sun.
  12. Seal it up -Caulk air leaks in your room for more efficient cooling. Using low-cost caulk to seal cracks and openings in your home keeps warm air out and cash in your wallet.
  13. Bathroom exhaust – Switch on bathroom fans while using it. Bathroom fans suck out heat and humidity from your home, improving comfort.
  14. Getting smarter – Using a smart Ac gives you the ability to control it with your smartphones. And then it becomes implausible that you misuse the power in your hands if you take energy conservation seriously.

So, now as you know How to save money on air conditioning bills, Let’s implement most of what that we have learned in our daily lives to keep the environment healthy & our pockets wealthy. It will be a small initiative towards a greener earth and a better & healthier livelihood.

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