Last year’s summer was one of the hottest on record and this year’s forecast looks nothing but alike. Now here’s the rub: while our planet is warming, we try to withstand the heat with the help of air conditioning. The irony in this is that while we try to fight the effects of global warming, we only add to the problem and exacerbate climate change.

Studies show that by 2050, approximately 4.5 billion AC units will be in use worldwide, which is almost four times as much as today and even nowadays 30% of the world’s energy consumption already stems from the cooling and heating of buildings. In addition, your AC accounts for 45-50% of your electricity bill. This means that your AC places not just a burden on the environment, but also on your wallet.