Cool air for 24 hours can set back cash-strapped UK consumers more than £18 ($22) as energy costs soar. And with the country experiencing temperatures in excess of 40 degrees for the first time in its history, those extra expenses may become more frequent. The cost of operating a 2.7 kilowatt air-conditioning unit has surged 45% over the last two years, according to data provided by Running a 40-watt desktop fan, while significantly cheaper at 27 pence for 24 hours, has also increased by about that amount since 2020. Mother nature couldn’t have picked a worse time for a heat wave in Great Britain. A cost-of-living crisis is already squeezing household budgets, while Russia’s war in Ukraine keeps energy bills rising. Cranking up the air conditioning to beat the scorching temperatures will only put more pressure on consumers and businesses. “Energy prices have rocketed in the past year, […]