What AC temperature should you maintain?
Set your AC temperature between 24 and 30 degrees Celsius, and maintain relative humidity between 40 and 70 per cent.
That is the expert advice shared this week by the central government on the use of air conditioners at home during the coronavirus outbreak, according to a recent news report.
Guidelines from the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioner Engineers (ISHRAE) say recirculation of cool air by room air conditioners "must be accompanied by outdoor air intake through slightly open windows and exhaust by natural exfiltration".
Humidity can be maintained at a 40 per cent minimum with a water-filled pan, the guidelines say.
As summer approaches, India is on an extended lockdown that began last month to battle the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, a previously unknown pathogen whose deadly march across the world has forced millions indoors and crippled economies.