I recently attended a climate conference organized in my local town.
For a place where I have encountered so many that are in denial, I was surprised to see several exhibitions showing the best climate action innovations.
Among the most impressive presentation was one done by the local cooling corporation on the electric heat pump. At first, I thought they were merely greenwashing the cooling technology to sound like it could save us all from the eminent disaster of a world damaged by climate change, but I decided to sit in and listen. I also had my cooling equipment troubles that the cooling technician had told me would be resolved through replacement, so it was only reasonable to sit and find out if the cooling unit in the presentation would be my investment. For most of us not in the HVAC business, HVAC installation systems are meant to help with indoor comfort and climate control, so seeing the local service provider explain other aspects of the innovation was enlightening. The HVAC contractor in the presentation explained that phasing out gas-powered units with the electric option would be good for the planet because the carbon emissions would be lower than they are now. When most of the people in the audience expressed concern about how using electricity would impact their energy bills, the cooling specialist explained that the units would use less energy, reducing the costs of using it for comfort. The presentation also answered questions about backups in case of rare electricity disruptions, and I was convinced that it was the right equipment for my home. Knowing that my local provider has the equipment and offers quality AC service, I planned for installation.