Air Control Is Committed to Sustainability
In 2020, total end-use energy consumption by the U.S. residential and commercial sectors was roughly 20 quadrillion British thermal units — equal to 29% of the nation’s total end-use energy consumption. And at an average of 35% of your total energy consumption, your home or commercial building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system is — by far — your largest energy consumer. In the residential sector alone, the U.S. Energy Information Agency estimates that heating and cooling account for roughly half of the energy used in a typical home.
The result is that roughly 40% of our carbon emissions result from heating, cooling, and hot water demand — a number that has been influenced by (among other things) the ever-burgeoning size of American homes.
All this means that your HVAC system is the largest contributor to your structure’s carbon footprint. Read on to find out how you can help sustain our environment — for yourself and generations to come.