The percentage of households that own air conditioners has risen substantially in one calendar year, according to the latest published NSI data.
In 2022, more than half of households (54.2% of households) in the country are equipped with this type of energy-efficient electric heating and cooling appliance, showing an increase of 17% from 2021. Only 13.1% of households owned air conditioners 14 years ago.
The data shows that the majority of urban households have air conditioners (61.5% of households). Households living in rural areas with air conditioners have also increased significantly. In 2022, they account for 32.2%, or a 65% increase over the previous year. By comparison, in 2008 only 4.2% of households in villages had air conditioners.