How to build a better winter air conditioner

  • October 12, 2021

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, many Americans have taken to social media to share their concerns over rising CO2 levels and air quality.

But how much does this actually matter?

In a world with air conditioning as a primary mode of transportation, how does a simple air conditioners CO2 footprint compare to what we see in a car?

This is an issue that has been hotly debated over the past year as climate change has taken hold in many parts of the country, with some claiming that the increased usage of electric vehicles is contributing to rising CO 2 levels. 

We wanted to look at this issue from a climate perspective, but also from a CO2 mitigation perspective.

What is the CO2-emissions per unit of weight of a typical air conditioning unit?

Here’s how it breaks down: CO2 emissions per unit weight (lbs) CO 2 emission per unit volume (mL) 1.

Model S sedan, 8 kWh model:  0.01 – 0.01 kg/km2, 0.02 – 0