AC Energy Consumption In The US - The amount of energy the United States uses each year to power air conditioning units is about the same amount of energy consumed by the entire continent of Africa.
Air Conditioners end up Using About 5% of the Electricity Consumed in the USA
Two thirds of homes in the United States have air conditioners. All of these air conditioners add up to using about 5% of the electricity consumption in the United States and costs more than $11,000,000,000 (yes that is billions of dollars) to homeowners.
AC Energy Consumption In The US
The United States has always consumed more energy for air conditioning than the rest of the world. We use some much energy staying cool, that we consume more energy just for cooling than the entire continent of Africa (which has roughly a billion people).
Because of the cost American's that own air conditioners are encouraged to use an energy efficient AC system whenever possible.