Would HVAC units help poorer nations to develop faster?

I have always considered the notion of starting a non-profit organization that would help provide air conditioning and furnaces for people in poorer nations that do not have any HVAC units. I say that I am considering the notion because I am not sure that the HVAC industry would be good for poorer nations. At least, I don’t believe that air conditioners would be good for developing nations. The furnace would do a great thing for developing countries. Furnaces can help preserve wood in buildings and protect plumbing, which would be a desperate help to countries that are only not introducing plumbing for their water. Colder temperatures can be a lot more dangerous than heat, and it would enable people to pursue work or study in a heated environment. However, air conditioners are more of a luxury, and I don’t even believe that air conditioners are an effective luxury. Air conditioners, because of their cooling effects, cause people to want to stay inside more rather than work hard. Though they provide relief from the heat temporarily, they make your body unaccustomed to the heat, which can make heat stroke even more likely if you are forced to work outside. Air conditioners would only be helpful in countries where the heat can be dangerous because of the particular climate. But on a global scale, I don’t believe that air conditioners are beneficial for most. But furnaces would definitely be a good thing to give to developing countries. Maybe I should start thinking this organization through. I wonder if there would be HVAC companies that would be interested in helping.



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