Is Air Conditioning Bad for the Environment?

Air conditioning has a reputation for damaging the environment, but is this entirely fair? The global energy consumed by cooling is bad for the environment but you could easily say the same about central heating or driving. Like those, air conditioning plays a vital role in people’s lives and its effects on the environment are down to […]

Can Air Conditioning Provide Efficient Alternative Heating?

Until recently, Morag Mackenzie lived in a very cold house in Bothwell. A former librarian, she has lived in the property for 19 years, but it was only after retiring that she realised just how cold it was. Her heating system was solely made up of electric night storage heaters but these proved totally inadequate during the […]