The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) states that a whopping 87% of homes in this country use air conditioning equipment. As of 2015, these AC costs amounted to 12% of total home energy expenditures, with the average household spending $1,856 on home energy bills. With another summer looming nearer, it’s important to be prepared and make sure your cooling equipment is up to the task.
Summer Energy Efficiency: AC Usage Stats and Tips
Cool Zone Air Conditioning & Heating, the trusted name in AC replacement and maintenance, discusses more stats, along with some helpful cost-cutting tips below:
At 87%, the US uses more air conditioning than all other nations combined; in fact, it’s more common to have an air conditioning unit than a dishwasher, garage, or dining room in US homes.
In hot, humid regions, air conditioning is used by 94% of households and makes up 27% of home energy expenditures.
5% of all the electricity produced in the United States is from residential AC units, at a cost of more than $11 billion to homeowners.
Despite all these usage stats, a disproportionately small number of homeowners–only about 42%–call a professional to perform routine AC maintenance, even though it’s been noted that AC units on which regular HVAC maintenance is performed can last up to 40% longer. All the more reason to contact Cool Zone Air Conditioning & Heating for maintenance service.
Quick Tips on Cutting Cooling Costs
Since 2006, Cool Zone Air Conditioning & Heating has been providing homes and businesses with top-quality residential and commercial HVAC services. As such, we know a thing or two about how you can maximize your AC without breaking the bank every month. Here are some tips to consider:
Install programmable thermostats to save up to $180 per year.
Schedule seasonal check-ups to verify that your AC unit is running efficiently.
Minimize the use of other electrical gadgets and devices while the AC is running.
Get in touch with Cool Zone Air Conditioning & Heating for your AC repair, replacement, or maintenance today. We serve home and business owners across Arizona. Call us now at (623) 777-3881 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate.