Energy rating labeling on air conditioners has taken a big leap forward, with the new Zoned Energy Rating Label (ZERL), mandatory on new reverse cycle split system models from April 1, 2020. The new label allows consumers to make a more informed decision for their heating and cooling; including how much heating and cooling power a model has, energy efficiency based on location, electricity usage and noise production.
As a consumer, this means you can make a more informed decision, based on how a unit will perform in your location.
if you live in Brisbane, you are in the HOT climate, and far more likely to use your air conditioning for cooling. You would read the efficiency star ratings and energy usage for the HOT zone.
Use the handy graphic below to understand what each section of the new ZERL label means.
You can compare the efficiency of different units using the star rating, but:
For a fair comparison of energy usage, ensure the models you are comparing are of similar capacity. These numbers can be found at the top of the ZERL label:
A correctly sized unit will make heating and cooling more efficient, affordable and comfortable.
Factors to consider include:
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