The Indian government implements a default temperature setting on room air conditioners
The Indian Government has imposed a default temperature setting of 24 °C on room air conditioners with effect from January 1, 2020.
This is the outcome of the campaign launched in 2018 under the leadership of Energy Minister Shri R. K. Singh, who had stated that it would significantly reduce electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from air conditioning (see our article ”24 °C in Mumbai”).
This measure covers all brands and all types of star-labelled (one star to five stars based on their energy efficiency) room air conditioners as well as all units manufactured, commercially purchased or sold in India up to a rated cooling capacity of 10,465W.
This implementation follows the introduction of new energy performance standards in October 2019 in the country. These set Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios (ISEER) from 3.3 to 5 for split and 2.7 to 3.5 for window air conditioners.
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