Vipac have uploaded their SEER Calculator webinar on their website.
In March, Vipac released their Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios (SEER) Calculator, which was made for the Department of Environment and Energy. The purpose of the SEER Calculator is to evaluate the annual energy efficiency of air conditioners, reduce Australia’s carbon footprint, and provide more comprehensive labelling for consumers to enable them to make informed choices. The Calculator provides SEER values that take geographical location and environmental conditions into account, which aims to encourage manufacturers to make products that suit a consumer’s location.
The webinar, which was presented by Vipac Senior Project Engineer, Dr Satya Mavuri, explores current minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and energy labelling of air conditioners, and proposed zonal energy labelling and seasonal performance.
Dr Mavuri emphasises that current labelling is based on single point tests and that the energy efficiency and performance of air conditioners can be impacted by where they are installed, climate variations and patterns of usage. He also outlines the proposed energy labelling which is zone based and tested in accordance with AS/NZS 3823 and the incorporation of seasonal performance which is also evaluated under AS/NZS 3823.
Dr Mavuri goes on to emphasise the features and benefits of the SEER Calculator, which include but are not limited to: the fact that it is the first of its kind in the public domain, it’s free to use, can run and be used on any computer without the need of additional software, it simplifies the understanding of test requirements, and its results are presented in a tabulated format.
The webinar goes on with Dr Mavuri providing a demonstration of how to use the SEER Calculator and ends with questions and discussions.
Vipac’s SEER Calculator webinar and Dr Mavuri’s slides can be found here.
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