With the current heatwave in the Toronto, many people have their air conditioning units running on maximum. Temperatures are exceeding 35 degrees Celsius and it is dangerous to be outside for too long. As global warming increases, so does the temperature of our Earth. Toronto traditionally was a colder place but due to global warming and deforestation, temperatures have risen dramatically.
Air conditioning is very harmful to the environment because of the amount of energy consumed. It takes a lot of power to draw in cooler air and remove hotter air. It is estimated that 1,500 kilograms of carbon dioxide is emitted per household during the summer in the USA. With population growth the number of households in Toronto are increasing and this is contributing to the global warming problem.
Another concern with air conditioning and the environment is the leaking of toxic chemicals from old air conditioning units.There is a company that provides heating and cooling toronto services and they have a campaign where they will come to your house and inspect your air conditioning unit free of charge. Any repair will of course be at your expense however the company cares about the environment and we are proud to work with them. The company states that toxic chemicals in air conditioning units can inhibit the growth in tree and plants. This is the reason why we are seeing forests grow at a lower rate than usual. They are in the process of upgrading their current customers with energy saving products that are free of charge in order to reduce the environmental footprint of their AC units.