Gradient Offers Sleek, Climate-Friendly Cooling and Heating Unit That Reduces the Footprint of HVAC By 75%

By: | August 24th, 2021

Image courtesy: Gradient

With the worldwide temperature rise, more and more people are opting for air-conditioners. Because of the population growth, falling equipment prices, and urbanization, the number of air-conditioning units installed globally is increasing every year.

According to the scientists, worldwide rise in demand for air conditioners is producing enough heat to boost urban temperatures. Moreover, the release of highly potent greenhouse gases, with the rise in temperatures is leading to unpredictable weather patterns. 

Scientists predicted that by 2050, there will be 5.6 billion air conditioners in use, up from about 1.6 billion now

To escape from extreme temperatures, our dependency on air-conditioners and heating appliances is increasing. 

So, worldwide scientists are working to find ways to solve the problem. Now a company called Gradient has come up with a window unit that could help address the challenges of traditional air-conditioners. This window unit is used both for heating and cooling any space with a window. 

The company states that their innovative window uses 30% less energy than a standard AC window unit. They claim that it can reduce the carbon footprint of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) by 75%. However, on shifting grids to renewable energy, Gradient could even achieve 100% carbon reduction. 

Image courtesy: Gradient

The company plans to replace the conventional home window AC with an energy-efficient, space-saving, better-designed solution. It does not block the view of your window, as it’s under the window. It is not noisy as it comes up with advanced heat pump technology and a climate-friendly refrigerant. 

Vince Romanin, CEO of Gradient, said, “We don’t think the way to move an industry forward is to ask people to pay for their reduction in their carbon footprint,”

“We want to build products that provide a better user experience, and make their homes more comfortable and beautiful. In all other industries, you see that’s what drives change fast enough to have an impact. And when it comes to emissions, we really don’t have much time. We need to start replacing fossil fuel furnaces and inefficient HVAC as soon as possible if we are to meet our climate reduction targets. So we need to make the product people want on its own merits so we can drive adoption as quickly as possible.”

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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