Carrier Midea India Private Limited is committed to the cause of environmental sustainability and social leadership and has whole heartedly endorsed the Bureau of Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Program (hereinafter the 'BEE Labeling Program').
The BEE Labeling program is a system to determine the energy efficiency of certain household electronic products including room air-conditioners. The key objectives for starting the said Program is to mitigate the greenhouse effect on environment and also to provide the consumers an informed choice about the energy and cost saving potential of the relevant product.
Depending on their energy efficiency, the electrical appliances are rated on a scale of 1 – 5 and are indicated by stars for easy understanding. It is said, "Higher the number of stars, better is the energy efficiency of that product".
Star Ratings for Room Air Conditioners
Presently as per BEE Regulations, room air conditioners are rated on the basis of their energy efficiency on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Higher the number of stars, the higher is the energy efficiency of the room air conditioners and vice-versa.The star rating parameter can be downloaded by clicking the button below
It is pertinent to note that over the years the BEE has changed the energy efficiency rating of room air conditioners in order to make them more energy efficient and environment friendly. With effect from 1st January, 2014, the BEE has again mandated the change of star rating of room air conditioners based on a higher energy efficiency norm. The energy efficiency ratio for the new split and window type air conditioners will be as shown in the Table below -
In keeping with the aforesaid change, with effect from 1st January, 2014, the BEE star labels on room air conditioners will have green colored EER strip in place of the earlier red strip and will also have the label period mentioned on them.The BEE label template can be downloaded by clicking the button below
Do's and Don'ts while buying a star labeled air-conditioner
- Check the cooling capacity of the air conditioner and its power consumed in Watts.
- Do not compromise on cooling capacity while choosing an air conditioner with a higher star rating.
- Always prefer a higher star rated air conditioner than a lower rated one. Although higher rated air conditioners are a bit more costly than lower rated ones, but the energy conservation that they provide will act as a profitable investment in the long run.
- Make a choice depending on the dimensions of the room and the cooling capacity needed, while always preferring a higher star rated product.