The Authority for Electricity Regulation (AER) organised a 3-day awareness campaign lately. This was primarily based on research which show that 46 per cent of total electrical energy consumption in Oman goes towards powering residential sector and virtually 70 per cent of total electrical energy bills paid for operating air conditioners.
The occasion held at Muscat Grand Mall focused on decreasing power consumption, stated a press release. The campaign consisted of half-hour sessions aimed to offer folks with info about efficiency gains that can be accomplished by means of typical upkeep of air conditioners.
Faisal Baabood, project specialist at the authority stated, “Air-conditioning units are an invaluable way of controlling temperatures at homes yet this device alone is responsible for the highest consumption of electricity in any home. Our studies have highlighted that the largest energy end-use at homes goes towards space cooling, with reported figures indicating that as much as 70 per cent of total residential electricity consumption going towards cooling during the summer months.”
He added, “It has become evident that simple actions taken by people can have a dramatic impact on the consumption of energy in their homes. “Research indicates that regular maintenance of ACs can have a significant influence on the performance and overall efficiency of such units.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily