February 8, 2022
Today, a working group on energy efficiency standards established under the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) compiled the Report on New Energy Efficiency Standards for Home-use Air Conditioners2 after a meeting on January 13, 2022 based on the Act on the Rational Use of Energy (Act No. 49 of 1979). The group has been discussing these standards since December 2019.
Outline of the next energy efficiency standards for home-use air conditioners
Home-use air conditioners, including those that are non-ducted and wall-hung type, those that are not (cassette-type, through-the-wall, standing, etc.), and those that are multi-type
Target fiscal year:(1) FY2027 (Non-ducted wall-hung type)
(2) FY2029 (other non-ducted wall-hung type, multi-type)
10 categories are set based on three elements: unit form, cooling capacity, and specifications (Non-cold regions/Cold regions)
Energy efficiency standard:The next energy efficiency standards for home-use air conditioners are as follows.3 Next energy efficiency standards are expected to have an improvement of up to a maximum of 34.7% (4.0 kW for non-ducted and wall-hung type) compared to current energy efficiency standards.
|Unit form||Cooling capacity||Current energy efficiency standard
|Next energy efficiency standard
|Non-ducted wall-hung type||2.2 kW||5.8||6.6||13.8%|
- Report Compiled by the Working Group on Classification Standards for Air Conditioners and Electric Water Heaters (Outline) (February 2022)(PDF:193KB)
- Report Compiled by the Working Group on Classification Standards for Air Conditioners and Electric Water Heaters (February 2022) (in Japanese)(PDF:1,710KB)