Meaning of star rating of an Air conditioner

Last Update date : Aug 05. 2021

What is Star Rating?

A star rating of an air conditioner is an indicator of its energy efficiency. This rating is awarded by BEE or Bureau of Energy Efficiency.

A star rating is a good indicator for a consumer to understand the power required to run an AC.

 

Where can I find the Star Rating of an AC?

The easiest place to find it is on the AC itself. All AC’s will have a BEE label on them. The rating of the AC is indicated with red color stars on the sticker. If all 5 stars are colored, it’s a 5 star AC. If 3 are colored, it’s a 3 star AC. Below the stars, in the centre, you can read “ More stars, More savings”.  This is a direct indication of what the stars mean.

If you want to know about star rating before buying an AC, it’s best to check out the product specification on product page.

.

Note: This Sticker is provided by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) Department of Energy Saving, Govt. of India.

Will the star rating increase the initial cost of ACs?

 

  •  In order to increase the energy efficiency, AC manufacturer needs to change the design parameters like increasing airflow, surface area of copper tubes and highly efficient compressor etc.

 

  • These initiatives lead to increase in the initial cost of the star rated ACs.

 

  • However, the life cycle cost (Running cost + initial cost) is substantially lesser than ACs not having any  star rating.

 

  • Purchasing a 5 star AC can minimize your payback period. 

Please click the submit button below to share your feedback with us. Thank you for your participation.

Thank you for your feedback!