Your AC is Heating the Planet Earth
As the mercury rises, the consumption of Air Conditioners rises too. This increasing consumption of ACs is not only affecting our pockets but is also causing environmental degradation. ACs emit Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) gas that soak infrared radiations from the earth and the sun and hold the heat with themselves in the atmosphere that should ideally travel into outer space. In 2019, HCFs’ contribution to global warming emissions was equivalent to 175 million metric tons of carbon dioxide according to an article by Time. Moreover, according to the report from Birmingham Energy Institute, the cooling industry around the world accounts for 10% of total CO2 emissions, which is three times more than the shipping and aviation industries combined.