New version of “Limited Values and Energy Efficiency Ratings for Room Air Conditioners” is coming soon
Recently, at the seminar on new air-conditioning energy efficiency standards, researcher Cheng Jianhong of the China National Institute of Standardization stated that the new version of the “Limited Values and Energy Efficiency Ratings of Room Air Conditioners” has now passed the approval of the National Standardization Management Committee and will be announced soon.
It is understood that the new energy efficiency standard for air conditioners will be the seventh time since the first version of the energy efficiency standard was released in 1989 and is revised. Compared with the current standard, the indicators of the new national standard level 1 energy efficiency standard are higher than those of Japan's "leaders" and the energy star of the United States, reaching the international leading level; the energy efficiency access requirements for inverter air conditioners are upgraded to level 3, which is basically the same as The access requirements in the European Union, the United States, and other regions are equivalent, which is 1 level higher than the original standard; the energy efficiency access requirements for fixed-frequency air conditioners (level 5) are equivalent to the level 1 requirements of the original energy efficiency standard. Not only that, an important change in this new standard is to merge the two energy efficiency standards of the original fixed-frequency air conditioner and variable-frequency air conditioner in the market into one, and new products such as heat pumps are also included in the same evaluation system. , Only based on seasonal energy efficiency rating.
Cheng Jianhong said: "Because the forthcoming new air-conditioning energy efficiency standards will be greatly improved, after the official implementation, some existing air-conditioning products will face delisting, and the total market obsolescence rate is expected to be around 45%." He said, approved The revision and promulgation of energy efficiency standards will increase energy efficiency by about 14% in 2020; and through the adjustment of the frequency converter and fixed-frequency air-conditioning market structure, the overall entry threshold for the Chinese air-conditioning market will increase by about 30% around 2022.
The industry generally believes that the formulation and implementation of new standards will have an important impact on the entire air-conditioning industry. It will not only accelerate the promotion of high-efficiency energy-saving air-conditioning and product structure adjustment, and inject new growth momentum into the industry. Qualitative enterprises will face greater pressure.
Some advantageous companies have already prepared for this. Wang Li, vice president of Haier 玩真钱的炸金花 Appliance Industry Group and general manager of Air Industry said that Haier Air Conditioning has started to develop products that meet the new energy efficiency standards since December 1, 2019, and has already made relevant technical reserves. In 2016, a product selected by Haier Energy Star had an APF value of 5.6, far exceeding the new energy efficiency standard. In August 2019, Haier's air-conditioning upgraded its corporate standards and related indicators were much higher than the new energy efficiency standards. At the 2020 Haier Air Industry New Energy Efficiency Strategy Conference, Haier announced the launch of a new energy efficiency strategy to accelerate the elimination of low energy efficiency products.
Qiu Yueming, deputy director of the China National Institute of Standardization, believes that in the current price war in the air-conditioning market in China, Haier is actively promoting the popularization of new standards, which will help the industry to get rid of competition of low prices, low standards, and low products, and enter a high-quality development stage.