Yet air conditioning engineers actually have a hugely important role to play in helping us all mitigate the effects of modern life on the environment.
There is now a pressing need to address rising fuel prices, climate change and energy security, and the UK Government is introducing tough legislation to help, but clearly, this can only go so far.
The country is facing stringent, legally-binding carbon reduction targets, and buildings of all forms currently accounting for over 40% of carbon emissions in the UK.
If we can address the largest draw on energy - the way we heat, cool and ventilate these buildings – even the smallest improvement will have a significant effect in reducing total energy consumption and help to lower bills.
Simplifying the Controls
Part of this process lies with us as the manufacturer finding more ways of increasing the efficiency of the equipment. We also need to constantly look at simplifying the controls for systems, so that end users can simply get the best out of their kit.
Up to Speed on Energy Saving Technology
Certainly that’s what we try to deliver on our training courses and I think it is vital that we all now approach our jobs with this energy reduction, planet saving philosophy in mind.