To say Phoenix, Arizona is “hot” is like saying rain is wet. If you’ve ever lived here or visited, you know that the “dry heat” argument holds little weight when it’s 115 degrees in the shade. But what might not be so obvious to natives is the fact that Phoenix air conditioning units actually make the city hotter.
Learn the science behind this sweat-inducing Catch-22 and how to cool your home using less energy.
How Air Conditioning Raises Outside Temperatures
The excess heat emitted from the city’s collective air conditioning units actually increases nighttime temperatures as high as 2.7 degrees according [...]