June 24, 2013 10:51
With the mercury rising to heights not normally seen at this time of year, sales of air conditioners and dehumidifiers have also shot up.
Industry sources said sales of air conditioners have jumped more than 160 percent compared to last year, and dehumidifiers by over 900 percent. The latter reduce humidity by five percent and lower indoor temperatures by one degree Celsius but consume only a fifth of the electricity of air conditioners.
Consumers are now paying more attention to how much electricity these appliances use and opting for more energy-efficient brands.
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