5 Air Conditioning Fun Facts
There is a lot to know about your air conditioning system, some of which you may be surprised and grateful to learn!
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Here’s our list of some interesting and super cool air conditioning facts:
- Cooling is one of the largest energy expenses for the average household.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the average family in the United States spends $2,200 each year on utilities. Imagine the portion of this that your air conditioner is responsible for!
Staying comfortable can come at a cost, but you can take back some of the control by opting for a more energy-efficient air conditioning system.
Choose an ENERGY STAR® qualified product with a higher Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating. ENERGY STAR-certified products are considered highly efficient—and the higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the product.
In fact, ENERGY STAR-certified air conditioners use 10 percent less energy and can help you save $70 in operating costs each year. Those savings can add up quickly!
- Your air conditioner does more than keep you cool—it reduces humidity.
Warm air is removed from your home with the help of an air conditioner, which allows you to remain cool and comfortable inside your home. But air conditioners also help stabilize your indoor humidity, reducing the risk of mold growth and keeping your home healthy and safe.
According to the Mayo Clinic, ideal indoor humidity levels range between 30 to 50 percent. For additional support, consider adding a whole-home dehumidifier.
- Heat pumps offer cooling and heating.
While traditional air conditioners help keep your home cool, heat pumps are another cooling option and also provide heating.
To cool your home, a heat pump transfers heat from the air inside your home to the outside. A heat pump works similarly to keep your home warm during cooler seasons, except in reverse—it transfers the heat from the outdoor air to inside your home.
- Air conditioners save lives—including yours!
Heat strokes can be fatal for about 10 percent of all victims, according to the American Association of Family Physicians (AAFP). But with your air conditioner, you can keep cool inside your home.
The University of Chicago Press Journals cites a study that highlights how residential air conditioners have reduced mortality rates where the cause of death was related to extremely high temperatures.
Thank your AC—there is nothing like a breath of fresh air and living to see another day!
- Upgrading your thermostat can help your air conditioner run more efficiently.
Newer air conditioning units are great, but you can also upgrade to a programmable or smart thermostat to help support the optimal efficiency of your air conditioning system.
Programmable thermostats allow you to create and set a schedule according to when you will be inside and outside your home. You will cut down on energy use and save money without even lifting a finger—literally!
Smart thermostats are similar except the main feature includes learning your routines and adjusting the temperature accordingly, helping you optimize your savings even more and allowing your air conditioner to run as efficiently as possible.
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