Statistically, the world has never been hotter. According to an analysis by NASA, mercury levels around the world have risen steadily since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. This has also led to an increase in the usage of air conditioners that have also contributed to the depletion of the ozone gas layer, making the Earth warmer. This has almost led to the creation of a paradox in which the incessant usage of air conditioners has led to global warming which further makes the usage of these air conditioners indispensable. But while this may seem to be a problem with no solution, there is something you can do about this. Air conditioners make use of refrigerants to cool air. Refrigerants like CFC, Freon and HCFCs were responsible for depleting the ozone layer. But thanks to advancements, there exist refrigerants that do not have such a devastating effect on the ozone layer and either do very little harm or nothing at all. On the occasion of World Health Day, we take a look at air conditioners that make use of refrigerants that do not have an adverse effect on the environment. Apart from taking care of the environment by not depleting the ozone layer, these air conditioners are also more energy efficient and use much less power making them even more environment-friendly. Note: All the air conditioners mentioned below make use of environment-friendly refrigerants that don’t contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer. You can read more about refrigerants here.

LG 1 Ton Inverter 5 Star Copper Split AC

This air conditioner from LG saves you from both heat and high electricity bills. It's Gold Fin condenser is anti-corrosive and can withstand salty air, rain and other corrosive elements and will last longer than most. The AC’s double filtration unit will fill your home with clean and hygienic air. Most importantly, this air conditioner uses the R32 refrigerant that doesn’t deplete the ozone layer and has very low global warming potential.

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Godrej 1.0 Ton Inverter 5 Star Split AC

This air conditioner from Godrej happens to be one of the most energy-efficient air conditioners out there with a 5 Star BEE rating. The condenser; one of the most important parts of an air conditioner, comes with nano coating which ensures better protection from corrosion and longer durability. This Godrej AC also solves a very important problem with its Intelligent Air Throw mode. It automatically senses the room temperature to adjust the air throw. This helps in avoiding continuous high air throws that often lead to dry skin and fatigue.

DAIKIN 1.5 Ton Inverter 5 Star Copper Split AC

If you need an air conditioner with a bigger capacity, this 1.5 Ton Inverter AC from Daikin should be your choice. Not only is it energy-efficient but it also offers one of the best air-conditioning experiences in its segment. The air conditioner is also capable of self-diagnosis and can display the error code on your remote. This helps in quick resolution in case you face any problem with it. Another interesting feature has to be its Coanda airflow operation that steers air upwards rather than let it fall directly on your head. This results in great air circulation and quick cooling.

Voltas Inverter Split AC

Voltas is a trusted brand of air conditioners and offers value-for-money air conditioners. This Inverter Split AC from Voltas has a 5-star BEE rating that ensures it gives the required cooling without heating up the electricity bill. It has a 2-stage air filtration system to ensure clean air without any harmful odour. It also offers high ambient cooling that will cool the room even when the mercury hits 52-degrees outside. And to top it all off, it also makes use of an environment-friendly refrigerant to make sure you don’t contribute to global warming while you cool yourself.

Blue Star 1.0 Ton Inverter 5 Star Split AC

This is another great option that you have to consider while buying your next air conditioner. This power-efficient air conditioner has a 5 Star BEE rating and doesn’t fail in delivering a solid air conditioning experience. The device is extremely quiet in operation and is a perfect option for one’s office or bedroom. Its sleep mode is another useful function that auto-adjusts the temperature to ensure maximum comfort while you sleep. Lastly, if you live in a place where you experience power cuts, it's Auto Restart feature will definitely be of great help. It will automatically reset settings post the power cut without you having to manually adjust it again. Like this article? Also read: Best Sweat-proof Earphones For Your Summer-body Workouts Image Courtesy: Shutterstock.com

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