Climate change has turned the planet warmer and heat waves are spreading. Recent studies have shown that the worldwide use of air-conditioning for domestic, commercial and industrial use consumes around 1 trillion kilowatt-hours per year. Avoiding the use of air-conditioning is extremely difficult because of the hot summers especially in warmer countries.
The use of air conditioning, especially in Cyprus, is a necessity because of the high temperatures. However, increasing energy cost and environmental concerns call for energy efficient air-conditioning systems, that will optimise temperature, air and humidity to provide the ultimate in comfort throughout the year,with minimum energy consumption.
The EU has legislated a set of directives that aims to ensure that the greenhouse effects will be minimized, by setting some energy targets for 2020.