Residents start inquiring about green ACs as temperature increases in Qatar

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As the temperature increases across the country, residents have started inquiring about the green air conditioners, despite them being expensive, market sources reveal.

It may be noted that the conventional air conditioners have been banned by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) and the Qatar General Organization for Standardization (QS) from July 1, 2016.


Shanavas PM, the regional manager at Lulu Group, stated that the AC sales were badly hit, as the new regulations were issued during the summer months when we usually have peak sales, as The Peninsula reports. 

He added that the market is now gearing up and the store has already started its summer sales. The prices of the green ACs are higher, going up by QR500 to QR1,000 for normal 1 ton AC, while split ones can coast something around QR2000.

Shanavas stated that the ACs had started moving even before the season began. With the market abuzz with summer sales, companies have introduced ACs claiming to have additional perks as anti-microbial action, air purification, special fragrances, baby friendly, ionising and much more. 

Moreover, according to him, split AC’s are high in demand.