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The best way to keep your air conditioning system running for as long as possible is to buy a new, high-quality air conditioner, according to a new study.
The study by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Electric Power (AEP) also found that, at least in some states, people are getting more energy from their refrigerators than they used to.
It’s true that Americans have been getting less energy from air conditioners for years, but the report found that in 2017, the average American home was getting less than 10% of its energy from the air conditioning system.
In 2018, the total energy delivered by the air conditioning sector decreased by a whopping 20%.
That’s the first time in 25 years that electricity generation has declined, according the ASME.
The ASME also found a strong correlation between energy consumption and the size of the air filter.
The American Clean Energy Laboratory (ACELL) at Ohio State University and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that air conditioning units are more energy efficient when they are insulated than when they’re plugged in.
The air conditioning industry was once considered a dirty energy source, but this study shows that the air filters used to provide energy to people are the cleanest, according Andrew Gebhardt, senior associate professor of mechanical engineering and director of the ASSE’s Energy Efficiency Laboratory.
The data in this study suggests that refrigeration systems are becoming more efficient and efficient air conditionators are becoming less expensive, and therefore less environmentally destructive, said Gebhart, who was not involved in the study.
The new energy efficiency standards and air conditioning efficiency standards will also reduce the amount of CO2 in the air and thus help the environment.
In addition to energy efficiency, air conditioning systems are often more energy-efficient when installed on a low-floor home, where there are fewer windows and the air is cleaner, said David Gentry, an associate professor in the ASCELL Energy Efficiency Lab and a co-author of the report.
The new research comes after more than 10 years of research on air conditionings, Gentry said.
The results show that, when installed properly, the new energy efficient standards and the efficiency standards implemented in 2020 will save consumers money on their energy bills, while improving the environment, he said.
“This is one of the most important new research findings on air conditioned energy in decades,” Gentry added.