Room A/cs to have default temperature setting of 24 degrees

Gujarat Global News Network, New Delhi

The Central Government has notified new energy performance standards for Room Air Conditioner (RACs) which makes 240C as default setting. This has been mandatory from Jan 1, 2020.

The government in consultation with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in a notification stated “all brands and types of star labelled room air conditioners, namely, Multi-Stage Capacity Air Conditioners, Unitary Air Conditioners and Split Air Conditioners which are rated from one star to five star, based on their relative energy efficiencies up to a rated cooling capacity of 10,465 Watts (9,000 kcal/hour) and manufactured, commercially purchased or sold in India, shall ensure default setting of temperature in the room air conditioners at twenty-four degrees Celsius with effect from the 1st January 2020.”

Additionally, the Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (ISEER) as per the new standards will range from (3.30 – 5.00) for split and (2.70 – 3.50) for window air conditioners, which will be applicable from 1st January 2021 onwards.

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