In this recent heatwave it seems to have hit home (literally) that most UK houses don't have some form of A/C.
But then a vicious cycle appears;
It's getting warmer = we need A/C = increased carbon footprint = increased warmth = increased need for A/C etc etc...
We've all heard lots about the impact of CO2, but the impact of hydrofluorocarbons seems to have been missed. Although they make up much less of the world's greenhouse gases, according to The Economist
they're over 1,000 times worse than CO2 when it comes to trapping heat in the atmosphere... that seems quite ironic considering they're a by-product of keeping us cool.
I was wondering if anyone does have A/C? Or if in the recent heat you've found effective ways of keeping the house cool even without an air conditioning system?