Govt to check power consumption in AC, may go for default setting at 24 degree celsius
Speaking on the occasion here today, Singh said, "Every one degree increase in the air-conditioner temperature setting results in saving of 6 per cent of electricity consumed. Normal human body temperature is approximately 36-37 degree Celsius, but large number of commercial establishments, hotels and offices maintain temperature around 18-21 degree Celsius. This is not only uncomfortable but is actually unhealthy."
In a bid to check power consumption in the air-conditioning, the government has decided to make a default setting in the AC at 24 degree celsius. Image source: Reuters