HVAC Facts and Statistics
Here’s a list of HVAC facts and statistics that will make you question your energy-consuming habits:
84% of all homes in the United States have some kind of air conditioning. In fact, the US uses more air conditioning than all other nations combined. In Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where about 2.8 billion people live, only about 8% of the population owns an air-conditioner.Only 42% of homeowners call a professional to perform routine maintenance on their air conditioner. Air conditioners that go through regular HVAC maintenance last 40% longer.
41.5% of energy consumption goes to heating in the average U.S. home as of 2009. Heaters run more often and harder than air conditioners. Lowe’s Air Duct Cleaning Services recommends having your heating system serviced to make sure it’s still in good working condition.