In 2018, a study by the Center for Policy Research, Delhi and Prayas,a Pune-based NGO revealed that the use of electricity in Indian households increased 50 times in the last 40 years and accounted for one fourth of India’s electricity consumption. Rising income levels and rapid urbanisation have further led to a higher demand for a better quality of life and as a result modern appliances. From ceiling fans, televisions, air coolers and refrigerators which are a necessity in most homes, washing machines and water purifiers are newer additions in the list of households which can afford them.
Hot summer months have also spurred the growth of air conditioner sales in India, which were once considered a luxury. As compared to a fan which utilises 75W of electricity, an AC uses 1500W.(1) Although it offers faster cooling, the energy load on the electricity grid of the country increases with the number of air conditioners installed in every home. This is why it is important to look for a model that saves energy when you go looking for the top window AC in India to bring home this summer.
Daikin India was recognised as the best AC company in energy efficiency at the National Energy Conservation Awards 2017 organised by the government of India. Government run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) launched India’s most energy-efficient AC developed in partnership with Voltas in 2019. Such initiatives are a key to reducing the emissions of carbon dioxide in the environment as well as keeping India’s electricity demand in check. With peak electricity demand in most Indian cities reaching new highs especially during summer months, energy efficient ACs offer a solution.
As of 2018, more than 50 AC models in India came with seasonal energy efficiency ratios(ISEER) of 4.0 or greater. Companies such as Daikin, Panasonic, Hitachi, Voltas, LG among others offer some of the best models not only for the best window AC in India but also split ACs that could increase your energy savings. Companies have also amped up the manufacturing of inverter ACs that help save energy while providing efficient cooling and help prevent recurring costs to the consumer. TERI estimates that by the end of this year, inverter AC sales are estimated to account for 65% of the market as opposed to 20% a few years back.
Residential energy demand in India is expected to double in the next decade and grow more than 6 times by 2047. Out of this, cooling systems alone will account for 75%, which makes it imperative for companies to focus on energy compliant models to cope with such a scenario. Energy efficient air conditioners could help Indian households decrease their electricity demands, while reducing power bills and helping them save money. At the same time it could lead to higher productivity and meet the need for better living standards of a larger population.
Energy efficient appliances offer the choice of making an informed decision to the end consumer. Increased awareness is the key to not only saving energy and reduced power cuts but also pocket friendly appliances that offer more savings in the long run. Bajaj Finserv EMI Network offers you easy finance up to Rs. 4 lakh to purchase electrical appliances for your home in easy EMIs ranging from 3 months to 2 years. Not only this, you can also enjoy a number of pre-approved offers at more than 1 lakh offline stores pan India along with zero down payment and minimal processing fees. Isn’t that great?