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Keep Your Cool – It’s Only a Bit of Fun!

You may heavily rely upon your air conditioning system in your New York home, but how much do you really know about the comforting contraption that is cooling you down this summer? Take our fun ‘True or False’ quiz to find out!

True or false?
According to records in 1978, less than 25% of American households had an AC unit installed. By 2005, this percentage had risen to 45%.
False
By 2005, a whopping 60% of US households had central air conditioning! This figure went as high as 84% when taking into account homes with window or room AC units!

True or false?
Americans use much more air conditioning during hotter months, but at the peak of the summer, they use 50% more electricity.
False
During the summer, electricity usage is around 22% higher than it is in the winter.

True or false?
You can save money on air conditioning use if you keep registers open in unused rooms.
True!
Research has proven that air leakages from unused rooms with closed registers decreases efficiency of AC units.

True or false?
When you are driving on a hot summer’s day, you can roll your windows down and turn the AC off to save fuel.
True!
AC units in cars uses up gas fuel when driving at low speeds.

True or false?
When climate differences are taken into account, European households use air conditioning at the same rate as US households.
False!
Even hot countries such as Spain and Greece do not use as much air conditioning as us in the USA! However, the global use of air conditioning is on the rapid increase!

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