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Explained: Why you should keep the AC at 24°C

From an electricity bill savings point of view, changing the temperature setting to 24 degrees from the current 18 degrees will reduce the power bills by around Rs 4,000.

December 10, 2019 / 11:02 AM IST

A move by the power ministry to increase the default temperature in air conditioners to 24 degree celsius will help you save almost Rs 4,000 on annual electricity bills, apart from reducing energy consumption.

The Ministry of Power (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) has said that all room air conditioners (AC) will have to ensure a default temperature setting of temperature in the appliances at 24 degree celsius from January 1, 2020.

This will mean that a new AC will have 24 degrees as the pre-set temperature when the appliance is switched on. Individuals desiring a lower temperature can reduce it manually.

While the power ministry has taken a decision to have a set temperature, there is a deeper reason behind this move.