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Running your AC 24/7 ? This is what happened at Noida's Sector 100 due to AC blast

Delhi's peak power demand reached 8302 MW - highest-ever recorded power demand in the history of the national capital

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- May 31st 2024 03:01 PM
Running your AC 24/7 ? This is what happened at Noida's Sector 100 due to AC blast

Running your AC 24/7 ? This is what happened at Noida's Sector 100 due to AC blast

Noida's Sector 100 AC blast | In a stark reminder of the potential dangers of overusing air conditioners, a severe incident occurred in Noida's Sector 100, where an air conditioning unit exploded, causing significant damage and raising concerns about the safety of running AC units continuously.

On a sweltering afternoon, residents of an apartment complex in Sector 100 were shocked by a loud explosion as a fire broke out at a flat in the Lotus Boulevard Society in Noida's Sector 100 on Thursday morning. 


 

Fire tenders arrived at the spot to bring the blaze under control. As per preliminary information, the fire erupted due to an AC blast at the flat.

The soaring temperatures have caused a significant increase in fire incidents, with the Delhi Fire Services receiving over 200 calls daily.

Additionally, Delhi's peak power demand reached 8302 MW at 3:36 pm on Wednesday.

It is the highest-ever recorded power demand in the history of the national capital. This new peak surpassed the previous record of 8000 MW set just days earlier on May 22.

Why is running  AC 24/7 a bad idea? 

  • Continuous operation leads to faster degradation of components.
  • Reduces the overall lifespan of the unit.
  • Constant use results in significantly higher electricity consumption.
  • Increases the likelihood of mechanical failures and potential hazards like electrical fires.
  • Excessive energy use contributes to higher carbon emissions.
  • Continuous air conditioning can lead to overly dry indoor air.

- With inputs from agencies

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