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Air-conditioners. A full list of policy documents developed to consult on these proposed changes can be found under "Key Documents" at http://www.energyrating.gov.au/products/space- heating-and-cooling/air-conditioners
Reference: G/TBT/N/NZL/86

Date of arrival: 2019 March 21     -     Final date for comments: 2019 May 20

Description

Proposed changes to the current regulatory requirements for air conditioners are set out in Items One to Four below. One: Adopt a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) methodology for rating air conditioner energy efficiency, by incorporating the following Australia/New Zealand Standards into regulation: • AS/NZS 3823.4.1:2014 Performance of electrical appliances - Air conditioners and heat pumps - Part 4.1: Air-cooled air conditioners and air-to-air heat pumps - Testing and calculating methods for seasonal performance factors - Cooling seasonal performance factor(ISO 16358-1:2013, MOD) - Including Amendment 1, 2017 • AS/NZS 3823.4.2:2014 Performance of electrical appliances - Air conditioners and heat pumps - Part 4.2: Air-cooled air conditioners and air-to-air heat pumps - Testing and calculating methods for seasonal performance factors - Heating seasonal performance factor (ISO 16358-2:2013, MOD) - Including Amendment 1, 2017 • AS/NZS 3823.1.5:2015 Performance of electrical appliances - Air conditioners and heat pumps - Part 1.5: Non-ducted portable air-cooled air conditioners and air- to-air heat pumps having a single exhaust duct - Testing and rating for performance. Note: The Standards AS/NZS 3823.4.1:2014 and AS/NZS 3823.4.2:2014 listed above are based on Parts 1 and 2 of ISO 16358:2013 Air-cooled air conditioners and air-to-air heat pumps -- Testing and calculating methods for seasonal performance factors but they make use of local climate data. Amendments to the Australian/New Zealand Standards were published in May 2017, to include more realistic operational hours (at the request of industry). The three Standards listed above will supplement the following test standards that currently apply under New Zealand regulation: • AS/NZS 3823.1.1:2012: Performance of electrical appliances - Airconditioners and heat pumps - Part 1.1: Non-ducted airconditioners and heat pumps - Testing and rating for performance (ISO 5151:2010, MOD) • AS/NZS 3823.1.2:2012: Performance of electrical appliances - Airconditioners and heat pumps - Test methods - Ducted airconditioners and air-to-air heat pumps - Testing and rating for performance (ISO 13253:2011, MOD) • AS/NZS 3823.1.4:2012 Performance of electrical appliances - Airconditioners and heat pumps - Part 1.4: Multiple split-system airconditioners and air-to-air heat pumps - Testing and rating for performance (ISO 15042:2011, MOD) • AS/NZS 3823.2:2013 Performance of electrical appliances - Air conditioners and heat pumps - Part 2: Energy labelling and minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) requirements The Standards AS/NZS 3823.4.1:2014, AS/NZS 3823.4.2:2014 and AS/NZS 3823.1.5:2015 listed above will also replace the following test standard that currently applies under New Zealand and Australian regulation: • AS/NZS 3823.3:2002 Performance of electrical appliances - Airconditioners and heat pumps - Part 3: Calculation of performance for minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) requirements Two: Adopt a Zoned Energy Rating Label to replace the existing Energy Rating Label, and, (for products not required to display a label) report Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratings on the Energy Rating website. Products up to 30kW capacity • Products currently required to display a label (i.e. single-phase non-ducted units) will need to display a Zoned Energy Rating Label in place of the existing Energy Rating Label • Products currently not required to display a label (mainly single-phase ducted and three-[...]

Objectives

Harmonization
Consumer Information, Labelling
Protection of Environment

Fields of Activity

Ventilators. Fans. Air-conditioners

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