The havoc of the heat has wreaked a lot this time. The heat of 42 to 44 degrees has become common in many cities of the country. Be it home or office, life is becoming difficult without air conditioner (AC). To get relief from the heat, people adjust the temperature of AC between 16 to 18 degrees. But is it right to do so? Do you know what is the standard temperature for AC? It is often advised that the temperature of AC should be kept at 24 degrees. Even if it takes 10 minutes to get relief from the sun suddenly, but even at 24 degrees, AC gives a lot of comfort.
The Ministry of Power has also given such advice. A few years ago, the Ministry of Power suggested keeping the temperature of the air conditioner set at 24 degrees. The motive behind this suggestion of the ministry was to encourage people to conserve energy. According to the report of the International Energy Agency, by the year 2050, India will have the highest demand for AC in the world. That is, the demand for energy will also increase.
The standard temperature for AC is different in different countries of the world. In Japan, it is appealed to keep the AC at 28 ° C, while in California, America, 25.6 ° C. According to Harvard University, it is 23.3 ° to 25.6 ° C, while according to the London School of Economics it is 24 ° C. Now the question is if you keep it at 24 degrees in India, what will happen to it?
Understand how AC works. The job of AC is to keep the temperature inside cooler than outside. If there is a temperature of 42 to 44 degrees outside, then even at 25 degrees Celsius, the room will feel very cold. When the AC cools the room by 25 degrees, its compressor will stop running. In such a situation, only his fan will continue to run.
Then when the room temperature rises, the AC will again start cooling to bring it to 25 degrees. That is, in the meantime the compressor will get a lot of rest and electricity will also be saved for that long. On the other hand, if you keep the AC set at 16 to 18 degrees, then to bring it from 42-44 to 16-18, the AC will have to do a lot of work and energy will also be spent more.
According to the suggestion of the Ministry of Power, increasing the temperature by 1 degree Celsius on AC saves 6 percent electricity. If the minimum temperature is set to 24 degrees instead of 18, then 36 percent energy will be saved.