Minimising the Environmental Impact of Your Home's Air Conditioning

The simple act of turning on your air conditioner can create an awkward contradiction. Operating an air conditioner contributes to increased greenhouse gas emissions, which plays a role in climate change, which can present itself as global warming, which makes you need to use your air conditioner even more to counteract an increase in outside temperature. Sure, offices, retail outlets, and indoor leisure spaces are all reliant on air conditioning, but residential air conditioning can also play a considerable part, especially when you consider the fact that only 26% of Australian households don't have any form of air conditioning.