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Minimum Energy Performance Standards - Air Conditioners

For the table below R is the rated standard cooling full capacity; or for heating‑only products—the rated standard heating full capacity  In the case of reverse cycle products, the relevant Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for heating and cooling are both based on the product’s rated standard cooling full capacity (even if the product’s rated standard heating full capacity is different from its standard cooling full capacity).

Kind of product

Product class

Characteristics

Value of R

MEPS value

Air‑to‑air unitary air conditioners

1

Wall mounted unitary double duct air conditioners

 

R

≤ 65kW

3.10

2

Portable unitary double duct air conditioners

 

R

≤ 65kW

2.50

3

Wall mounted unitary single duct air conditioners

 

R

≤ 65kW

3.10

4

Portable unitary single duct air conditioners

 

R

≤ 65kW

2.50

5

Ducted or non‑ducted, excluding product classes 1 to 4

 

R

< 10kW

3.10

6

Ducted or non‑ducted, excluding product classes 1 to 4

 10kW ≤

R

≤ 39kW

3.10

7

Ducted or non‑ducted, excluding product classes 1 to 4

39kW <

R

≤ 65kW

2.90

Air‑to‑air single-split systems

8

Non‑ducted

 

R

< 4kW

3.66

9

Non‑ducted

4kW ≤

R

< 10kW

3.22

10

Ducted

 

R

< 10kW

3.10

11

Ducted or non-ducted

10kW ≤

R

≤ 39kW

3.10

12

Ducted or non-ducted

39kW <

R

≤ 65kW

2.90

Air‑to‑air single‑split outdoor units

(not supplied or offered for supply as part of a single‑split system)

13

Supplied or offered for supply to create a non-ducted system

 

R

< 4kW

3.66

14

Supplied or offered for supply to create a non-ducted system

4kW ≤

R

< 10kW

3.22

15

Supplied or offered for supply to create a ducted system

 

R

< 10kW

3.10

16

Whether supplied or offered for supply to create a ducted or a non-ducted system

10kW ≤

R

≤ 39kW

3.10

17

Whether supplied or offered for supply to create a ducted or a non-ducted system

39kW <

R

≤ 65kW

2.90

Air‑to‑air multi-split outdoor units

(whether or not supplied or offered for supply as part of a multi-split system)

18

 

 

R

< 4kW

3.66

19

 

 4kW ≤

R

< 10kW

3.22

20

 

 10kW ≤

R

< 39kW

3.10

21

 

39kW ≤

R

≤ 65kW

2.90

Water-to-air air conditioners

22

 

 

R

< 39kW

3.50

23

 

39kW ≤

R

≤ 65kW

3.20