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Higher AC setting temperatures to reduce thermal discomfort and energy demand in warm countries
Using data from four cities in India, Philippines, and Thailand, a recent study found that occupants experience thermal discomfort from unnecessarily low air conditioning (AC) temperature settings. Warmer indoor temperature settings would lower overall discomfort as well as reduce cooling energy demand.
A recent study looked into the issue of thermal comfort associated with cooling demand in warm countries.  Thermal comfort is most commonly defined as the expression of satisfaction and acceptability of t...