Non-emission air conditioner that uses water instead of harmful chemicals, makes its debut at CES

No-emission air conditioner that uses water instead of harmful chemicals makes its debut at CES – and the company says the machine is so clean that you DRINK the water that comes out

  • HomeCool debuted at CES and uses water as a coolant
  • Traditional AC units use chlorofluorocarbons that emit greenhouse gases
  • HomeCool reduces electricity consumption by 90% and is 100% recyclable

An air conditioner debuted at CES in Las Vegas with the aim of combating climate change.

HomeCool was designed by the Pennsylvania startup OxiCool and uses water as a coolant to cool your home instead of traditional chlorofluorocarbons that emit greenhouse gases.

The company says that the cubic device reduces electricity consumption by 90 percent, that the water that comes out of it is drinkable and that every part of the device is recyclable.

HomeCool is similar to a vapor compression system, it does not use a compressor but is designed as a closed loop system – it needs to have as much water on day 500 as on day one, DigitalTrends reported.

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An air conditioner debuted at CES in Las Vegas with the aim of combating climate change. HomeCool was designed by the Pennsylvania startup OxiCool and uses water as a coolant to cool your home instead of traditional chlorofluorocarbons that emit greenhouse gases

An air conditioner debuted at CES in Las Vegas with the aim of combating climate change. HomeCool was designed by the Pennsylvania startup OxiCool and uses water as a coolant to cool your home instead of traditional chlorofluorocarbons that emit greenhouse gases

Research has shown that air conditioners produce around two billion tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, which in turn causes an environmental disaster.

OxiCool from Pennsylvania, however, has tried to combat this problem with a new way to cool our homes, offices and other buildings during the hot summer months – and launched its flagship product HomeCool in Las Vegas for the first time to see the world.

“HomeCool offers clean and quiet air conditioning for homes that use natural gas, propane or solar thermal energy in the future,” OxiCool explains in a statement.

“The product uses no harmful coolant and uses only four natural elements instead – earth, water, fire and air.”

HomeCool is similar to a vapor compression system, it does not use a compressor but is designed as a closed loop system - it must have as much water on day 500 as it does on day one

HomeCool is similar to a vapor compression system, it does not use a compressor but is designed as a closed loop system - it must have as much water on day 500 as it does on day one

HomeCool is similar to a vapor compression system, it does not use a compressor but is designed as a closed loop system – it must have as much water on day 500 as it does on day one

“It is a clean technology using molecular sieves in vacuum-sealed units made of stainless steel.”

“The product is equipped with the latest technological options such as wireless sensors, motion detectors, Alexa speakers, etc.

OxiCool will launch HomeCool in North America as an entirely new air conditioning technology for use at home, in the hotel and in small buildings. “

In addition to using pure water as the only coolant, the air conditioner is also powered by natural gas in an effort to reduce the 13 percent of electricity used worldwide to operate these machines.

Air conditioning units require an enormous amount of electricity and harmful chemicals to keep houses cool, but Oxicool's system claims to reduce electricity consumption by 90 percent

Air conditioning units require an enormous amount of electricity and harmful chemicals to keep houses cool, but Oxicool's system claims to reduce electricity consumption by 90 percent

Air conditioning units require an enormous amount of electricity and harmful chemicals to keep houses cool, but Oxicool’s system claims to reduce electricity consumption by 90 percent

“I think we are a renter on this planet,” said Ravikant Barot, founder and CEO of Oxicool, a Pennsylvania company that makes air conditioners with water as the only coolant. “We have to keep it in good condition.”

Air conditioning units require an enormous amount of electricity and harmful chemicals to keep houses cool, but Oxicool’s system claims to reduce electricity consumption by 90 percent, CNET reported.

At the end of the unit’s lifetime, Oxicool said, water comes out that you can drink, and every part of the device is recyclable.

“It works now,” Barot said. “It’s ridiculously quiet.” I lean my head close to the machine and hear nothing, but feel a cool breeze against my face.

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