Air Conditioners

November 25, 2014
As you may know, I’ve been thinking about issues relating to the utility of the future, as documented in our June 2014 report. The report mentions, but does not emphasize, a potential emerging trend...
August 12, 2014
This summer was a scorcher. Heat waves repeatedly struck the Midwest and South, sparing only sections of the Northeast. All of California is still in a drought. Cities were especially hot due to...
July 2, 2012
Temperatures are rising, humidity is increasing, and the ACEEE Behavior crew decided that July was the perfect time to conduct research across the deepest of the Deep South. Laissez le bon temps...
January 12, 2011
Two recent articles have argued that as the energy efficiency of products improve, it becomes less expensive to operate these products and as a result, people increase their use of these products,...
November 16, 2009
On October 13, the nation’s leading manufacturers of residential central air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps signed an historic, voluntary agreement with the nation’s leading energy efficiency...
May 3, 2004
A three-year legal wrangle over residential central air conditioner efficiency standards was resolved in April when the air conditioning industry and the Department of Energy decided not to pursue...