An overused or poorly maintained air conditioning unit can be a real pain for the environment and, also, the people in your home.
An air conditioning unit that leaks refrigerant or drips internal fluid is an environmental hazard, not to mention a health risk for you and your family. When you have a leaky AC unit, it means repairs or servicing will be needed to get things to function properly.
Air conditioning creates heat that’s pumped back outdoors contributing to climate change. Air conditioning systems often expel powerful greenhouse gases (hydrofluorocarbons, to be specific) that leak into the atmosphere. Hydrofluorocarbons (sometimes known as HFCs) cause such immense damage to the environment that in 2016 the United Nations intervened.
Representatives from nearly 200 countries took action by working towards solutions to limit their global use.
Studies have shown that heavy air conditioning use can have serious effects on your health. In fact, overusing your AC can worsen throat, nose and ear conditions. That’s why we recommend that, if you’re using air conditioning, you keep temperatures around 21–25 degrees Celsius. It’s an easy way to stay cool without overdoing the AC.
If you follow these friendly pointers, you can still get the cool air you need without putting extra strain on the environment or the health of those around you.
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