Air Pollution

Is Air Conditioning Becoming Friendly or Deadly?


Gone are the days when the air conditioner used to be a luxurious possession. In today’s time, it has become a daily need. In this scorching heat, we all look for an opportunity to just sit relax in front of our air conditioners.

From homes to offices, air conditioners have become a necessity. And the usage of air conditioners hardly depends on the electricity bills anymore. With the heat increasing every passing day, no one cares about the money they are paying to get some cold air for their comfort.

What we fail to realize is that by choosing this comfort, we have also chosen greater consumption of electricity, which in turn results in more emission of some harmful gases into the environment. And it does not end there; this increase in harmful gases in the environment eventually leads to air pollution which comes back to our own homes in the form of indoor air pollution.

The vicious cycle

Usage of air conditioners is a vicious cycle. A loop that seems difficult to exit. Air conditioners are a contributor of global warming to a larger extent. The more air conditioners we use, the more energy and electricity is required, resulting in the emission of harmful gases chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). Release of these greenhouse gases causes a rise in temperature due to their destructive nature by trapping the heat and leading to depletion of the ozone layer. And as a result, the hotter our environment gets, the more dependent we become on our air conditioners. Also, with continuous usage of air conditioners and its air passage, the air filters lose their performance and allow some of the harmful compounds from the outdoor environment into your house or workplace. And it can cause serious health issues like respiratory problems, irritation in eyes, nose among others.

The solution

Many new age air conditioners not just give you cool or hot air but also cleanses and purifies the indoor air by filtering out the pollutants floating around in your house. But the more you try to protect yourself from the torturing heat and harmful pollutants indoors, the heavier it gets on your pocket.

Since air purifying air conditioners are out of budget and even out of the availability of most of the population, the next best option left is investing in an air purifier. Markets these days are filled with choice of air purifiers which can resolve the issues of indoor air pollution. It reduces air pollution in your house while maintaining the air quality overall. Check out the range of HEPA air purifiers and ozone air purifiers to choose the best one for your home.