China and U.S. Account for more than 50% of World’s AC Usage
“China and the U.S. accounted for 54 percent of the 1,932 terawatt-hours of electricity used by residential and commercial air conditioning in 2018, according to research from BloombergNEF. Saudi Arabia, India and Japan are the next-biggest users, rounding off a group that made up two-thirds of the demand for cooling.
By mid-century, the worldwide thirst for air conditioning will more than double to 4,764 terawatt-hours, accounting for more than 12 percent of total electricity demand, BNEF said.”
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Since populations across the globe are increasing, so is the need for comfortable environments in homes, business, and commercial areas. There’s also been an increase in energy efficiency from manufacturers of air conditioners to help offset pollution and waste. While the concern for energy consumption is understandable, air conditioners have helped saved many lives (especially the elderly) from heat stroke!
At Team Mechanical, we offer many different cooling systems for both businesses and homes. Contact us at (612) 729-5646 or visit our air conditioning page for more information.