Mexico: new energy efficiency standard regarding air conditioners

 Mexico’s Ministry of Energy has issued a mandatory standard (NOM-023-ENER-2010) that establishes minimum energy efficiency limits, test procedures and labelling requirements for mini-split and multi-split air conditioners.
The standard applies to air conditioners which are single-loop (cooling only) or reversible loop (heat pump), electric-powered or mechanical compressed, non-tube split air conditioners with cooling capacities up to 19 kW.
The standard also requires air conditioners to carry a label with such information as the product’s brand, model, power consumption, net cooling effect, energy efficiency ratio and energy savings. It will be effective from September 1, 2011.
JARN, April 25, 2011