Here at Aircon.guru, we are environmentally and health conscious – we try to minimize the carbon footprints and make recycling a habit. We are trying to eat cleaner as well and even try to grow our own food (though we haven’t been very successful – but I give ourselves credit for trying!)
So I am thinking, what is it about Airconditioning that makes such an impact on energy consumption and global warming?
Do you know that everytime you turn on the airconditioner, carbon is released into the air? Carbon is the element that insulates our planet and this very act contributes to global warming.
When using electrical products, we use electrical energy and the convention way to get this energy is by burning fossil fuels. As airconditioner consumes alot of energy, doing the maths, more fossil fuels will be used. Burning fuels releases CO2 (Carbon dioxide) and greenhouse gases which contributes to global warming…
With economy of scale in production of airconditioning systems, making it more affordable to many households, there are airconditioners in almost everyone’s home. Thus it makes it so easy for us, without batting an eyelid, to switch on the aircon once we get sticky with sweat.
So the world is getting hotter as we use the aircon. This puts us in a vicious cycle -the hotter it is, the more airconditioning we will use. And so the globe will only get hotter…
The world has gotten hotter by an average of 1 Deg F since the last century – this is not alot, you might think. However we have massively installed more aircons for the last 30 years throughout the globe that it won’t take long for us to up the temperature by 1 or more Deg F.
Let’s take a look at our surroundings, everywhere in Singapore is equipped with airconditioning system, even if we do not see or hear themm. Is there a public or private building you know that does not have one installed somewhere? While we may not live without this essential system, we should minimise the use, and purchase an energy efficient system for long term benefits.