Low-Carbon Technologies: Other Appliances

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Significant efficiency gains in the building sector may be found in improving the energy efficiency of other appliances as well.  Increased automation of controls may allow the benefits of low-carbon appliances to be fully exploitable.  Other appliances that may yield energy efficiency improvements are solar water heaters, geothermal heat exchangers for office buildings, solar-powered absorption refrigeration modules, room air conditioners, and heat pipe energy exchangers for air conditioning.  Some critics, however, argue that energy efficient appliances do not actually replace older, less-efficient appliances, but rather just add to the overall appliance population, thereby delaying energy efficiency improvements.