The connection between your AC’s default temperature and a Nobel laureate

The government of India has recently asked air conditioner manufacturers to set the default temperature at 24 degrees celsius for new AC models. According to the Power Ministry, every 1 degree increase in air conditioner temperature setting results in saving of 6% of electricity consumed. As part of a campaign to promote greater efficiency in electricity consumption for cooling, the AC manufacturers will be told to highlight temperature setting between 24 and 26 degrees only. ….[READ]