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Air Conditioning Consumption in the US

* Air Conditioning Consumption in the U.S. With new and improved energy efficiency standards for air conditioning equipment, a population shift to hotter regions, and recent housing development extensions, noticeable differences in air conditioning consumption has been uncovered. Bob Jenson Air Conditioning and Heating investigates these changes over time by region below. AVERAGE SQUARE FOOTAGE OF HOMES BY REGION 1980s .. Decades 1990s 2000s |2010s 1770 1735 1685 2105 2160 2005 2435 2244 2170 2613 2386 2265 1750 2055 2287 2393 HISTORICAL CHANGES IN AIR CONDITIONED HOMES BY REGION 100% 80% 60% 40% Census Region 20% South Midwest Northeast 0% West 1981 1982 1980 1987 1993 1997 2001 2005 Survey year TYPES OF COOLING UNITS USED BY REGION Central Air Conditioning Window/Wall Air Conditioning Units 76% E 26% 74% NORTHEAST MIDWEST WEST E 27% 44% SOUTH CO 58% 85% LE 16% *Some homes have both central and window /wall air conditioning, so totals will add to more than 100% ENERGY PROFILES BY REGION Air Conditioning Water Heating Appliances/Lighting Space Heating 2.50% 10.00% 16.50% 32.00% 20.30% 51.75% MIDWEST WEST 30.25% 37.67% 2.33% 23.75% 16.50% 16.67% NORTHEAST SOUTH 17.50% 51.70% 29.30% 42.25% SOURCES: www.eia.gov/consumption/residential /reports/2009/air-conditioning.cfm www.census.gov/const /C25Ann/sftotalmedavgsqft.pdf Air Conditioning and Heating www.bobjenson.com DESIGNED BY: Best Rank Percent of homes with air conditioning 1984 066L 600

Air Conditioning Consumption in the US

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The way we consume things shifts over a given period of time and the way we consume air conditioning and use energy has changed over the past 20 years. What has lead to this change? We examine the fac...

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