Everything You Need to Know about BEE Star Labelled Electrical Appliances
A star rating system for electrical appliances such as AC star ratings and washing machine star ratings are seen everywhere. These rating systems give us a glimpse into an appliance’s energy consumption and help us make better decisions. The BEE or the Bureau of Energy Efficiency uses a certificate to designate the energy rating. These ratings are based on certain formulas and parameters which are to be strictly followed. Here in this article, we are taking a look at some of the major electrical appliances and the star rating system for these electrical appliances.
BEE Star Rating for Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are a necessity in every Indian household and are therefore certified with BEE stickers, it’s important to purchase a ceiling fan that will help us save on electricity bills. The BEE star rating for ceiling fans takes into consideration everything from 900mm to 1500mm sweep sizes, the average size of a ceiling fan is 1200mm. Each fan should comply with a certain minimum air delivery and minimum service value. We must strive to purchase ceiling fans and Bldc fans that take into account these values, they are committed towards energy efficiency. Read more about Crompton’s 5 Star Rated Ceiling Fans.
BEE Star rating for Geysers
Geysers are important in the winter season in almost all Indian households. BEE star rating for geysers up to 200 liters is compulsory. Geysers star ratings include water heaters, cistern-type water heaters, open-outlet water heaters, and vented water heaters. The computations for star-rating geysers are based on standing loss which is the consumption of energy by a heater when it is connected to the electric supply. Solar water heaters use a different category of rating system. The formula used is:
Rate of Change in energy contents of the water in the storage tank = (Rate at which useful energy is supplied to the water) – (Rate at which the energy is lost from water in the storage tank to the ambient air)
BEE Star Rating for AC
BEE star ratings for AC are highly important as they consume the maximum amount of power. When computing the BEE Star Rating for AC we always take into consideration EER and ISEER. EER is the ratio between the amount of heat removed by the AC in an hour and the energy consumption during the period. ISEER on the other hand is the Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio which takes into account the changing weather conditions, BEE takes into account the ISEER instead of EER.
BEE Star Rating for LED Lights
LED lamps must stick to BEE star rating parameters. The BEE Star rating for LED lights is calculated on the basis of luminous efficacy.
BEE Star Rating for Refrigerators
BEE Star Ratings for Refrigerators differ from ACs and there happen to be separate calculations for frost-free and direct cool refrigerators. The frost-free refrigerators depend on certain parameters such as constant multiplier K[Kilowatt/hour], constant fixed allowance C[kilowatt/hour], adjusted storage volume, and comparative energy consumption. The calculation for direct cool refrigerators is similar but based on different constant multipliers and fixed allowance values.
BEE Star Rating for Washing Machines
The washing machines in India also comply with the BEE star ratings. The rating depends on per cycle energy consumption per kilogram. The following parameters are considered: wash performance, rinse performance, water performance, energy consumption, and water extraction performance. Therefore BEE star ratings for washing machines are based on the above parameters and we must go for such products only.
BEE Star Rating for Microwaves
Like any other electrical appliance, we should purchase a microwave with a BEE star rating. A BEE star rating microwave is dependent on the following factors: microwave function efficiency, energy consumption, and power consumption in standby mode. The ratings are based on per-cooking-cycle energy consumption (Watt-hour/cooking cycle). There are certain values that every microwave should adhere to for a BEE star rating. Check more about BEE Rated OTG Oven.
Benefits of BEE-Rated Appliances
There are many benefits to a BEE-rated appliance. They are as follows:
1. A star rating system is beneficial for the environment since the product has gone through rigorous testing. A higher star rating signals lower and more efficient energy consumption. We must go for products with higher ratings
2. A star rating system ensures lower electricity bills as well which can further lead to savings. Over a period of time, these savings make a huge difference.
3. There is also a feel-good aspect of owning a BEE-rated appliance as it shows that we are conscious consumers.
Crompton’s BEE Rated Home Appliances – An Eco-conscious choice
Crompton understands the importance of star-related electrical appliances. A BEE rating ensures trust in the consumer and also promotes sustainable energy. It is an eco-friendly option that introduces cognizance in the consumer. We must strive to be conscious of energy consumption and by choosing Crompton’s BEE-rated home appliances we are choosing a brighter future.