They claim a 30-38% energy savings over “traditional” window aircon units.
But I can’t find a single “real world” energy savings report, whether it’s a blog or YouTube review or anything.
Which seems a little weird? IDK!
@alexhillman I assume that when you say "real world power savings" you're unimpressed by the Energy Star ratings from the EPA? It might be lab conditions, but at least it's an independent certification, right? https://www.energystar.gov/productfinder/product/certified-room-air-conditioners/details/2390570
They claim to test random units off of shelves from retailers, which should at least prevent some shenanigans. https://www.energystar.gov/about/origins_mission/epas_role_energy_star
@alexhillman For another testing source, I'd look at The Wirecutter's review, which anecdotally confirmed its energy efficiency: https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-air-conditioner/
"On one particularly hot day, we put the Midea’s energy efficiency to the test and tracked its energy use with a wattage meter. Even with the compressor running and the fan on high, it still used only 100 to 300 watts for most of the day (although it crept up to nearly 500 watts at one point)."
I bought the same AC unit based on this review.
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