How much does it cost to run AC in India?

#1 Apr 21st, 2008, 19:06
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How much does it cost to run AC in India?
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depends on a lot of factors which you have not mentioned - tonnage, number of hours daily, which city etc etc...but if one was to put a min cost i would peg it at about 1500 INR per month....
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Where in India?

Big place, wide range of temperatures.

Even the peak summer temperature will be very different from place to place. Also those in very humid areas will feel the need of AC perhaps more than those in dry-heat areas.

When, of course, also makes a difference, and who is pretty important too. If someone comes to Chennai from London in December, they will be steaming; I won't be bothering with the AC, and many local people will be wearing woolly hats and scarves!
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For Chennai , I could provide the actual figures from my experience. And Whatever Puchoo & Nick Said is true and that matters.

Usign A/C Daily around 7 hours @ 23 Degree Celcius with Whirlpool 1.5 Tonne Window A/c Costed us around 1000 Rs /month (In the Months of March or April with 38 Degree Celcius + outside)

Points to note :

1) Our Own House (This is important as for Rented House OWner Might add-on whatever he wants)
2) Ground Floor
3)Lot of Trees Around

Hope this helps.
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A/C cost in Mumbai

Hi,

For my mumbai residence, I am running two 1.5 tonne split a/c samsung units, and the average bill comes to 1275rs or so per month.

Units are set to 25c and are used 6 hours a day.

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Originally Posted by pmvelu View Post For Chennai , I could provide the actual figures from my experience. And Whatever Puchoo & Nick Said is true and that matters.

Usign A/C Daily around 7 hours @ 23 Degree Celcius with Whirlpool 1.5 Tonne Window A/c Costed us around 1000 Rs /month (In the Months of March or April with 38 Degree Celcius + outside)

Points to note :

1) Our Own House (This is important as for Rented House OWner Might add-on whatever he wants)
2) Ground Floor
3)Lot of Trees Around

Hope this helps.
How I envy you. Here in Bangkok, I pay about 7000 rupees a month for electricity in the Hot Season, now. I am in a large apartment and run the aircon for about 12 hours per day and then switch to fan at night for sleeping. This is on the higher end but even those who pay less for their power don't pay anywhere near what you pay. Very, very inexpensive.
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Hmmmm Scandojazzbuff.... I approximated for A/C only and overall the Electricity bill will be around 1500 to 1600 and in Peak Summers(Read May Month) , it went around even 2200 (Overall, Only Once and My mother Started telling, See this is why I told you not to buy A/C )... I suppose Tamilnadu has the Lowest Tariff for Elecricity in India (Atleast I can say compared to Delhi , Gurgaon, Mysore & AP )...

One of the Advantages being in Chennai !
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Originally Posted by pmvelu View Post Hmmmm Scandojazzbuff.... I approximated for A/C only and overall the Electricity bill will be around 1500 to 1600 and in Peak Summers(Read May Month) , it went around even 2200 (Overall, Only Once and My mother Started telling, See this is why I told you not to buy A/C )... I suppose Tamilnadu has the Lowest Tariff for Elecricity in India (Atleast I can say compared to Delhi , Gurgaon, Mysore & AP )...

One of the Advantages being in Chennai !
Yes, but this may be the only advantage!
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There are many advantages, although they do tend to be less evident from mid-April to mid-June!

Yesterday Mrs N AC-ed the temperature in the living room down to 27. I complained bitterly, turned off the AC, and wrapped myself in a shawl. She went and turned on the AC in another room
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running one 1.5 ton a/c for 7 hrs a day should cost you around Rs. 1200-1500 a month depending on various factors
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as per my knowledge, a 1.5 ton AC would consume around 1.5 electrical units in an hour...that means around 10 units in 7 hours...

300 units in a month, and now multiply that with the cost of electrical unit where you live and you will get the approx figure..
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Originally Posted by shashank.aggarwal View Post 300 units in a month, and now multiply that with the cost of electrical unit where you live and you will get the approx figure..
Not so simple. There is PROGRESSIVELY pricing per the units - more consumed, more paid PER unit. One friend of mine managed > 8,000 Rs electricity bill for May last year
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I get Rs 1600 per month in my apartment, I have LG window 1.5 Ton AC, runs for 8-10 hours in the night at medium speed and 24 degrees celcius, in winter i get a bill of Rs 500 per month, so running the AC costs me 1100 extra per month

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Originally Posted by diyanat View Post I have LG window 1.5 Ton AC ... running the AC costs me 1100 extra per month
I'm getting very close numbers, so, 1K-2K Rs/Month can be safe assumption for 2BR, not upper floor and shady (mine is really one!) place.
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Our summer bills are 3000 to over 4000 (for a two-month period).

We have a 2-bed house. We are just one couple, so usually only on room is in use at a time, and we seldom have more than one AC unit (we own three) running at a time. We set them to between 24 and 28. It would cost a lot more for those people who consider that far too hot and set their ACs to under 20C.

We run our (1 ton) bedroom AC all night. We only use our 2-ton hall AC when we feel overheated or stuffy; occasionally all day in the hottest days, but more often evenings in the summer, not at all in the non-summer months.

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