Air Conditioning

  • Escalating Heat Waves Propel an Air Conditioning Surge, Intensifying Household Financial Burdens

    The familiar hum of air conditioning, once a backdrop to scorching summers in only certain regions of the U.S., is becoming an increasingly expensive yet essential feature in parts of the country where a mere opening of windows used to suffice. The Pacific Northwest, especially, is experiencing this phenomenon as residents grapple with the financial implications of extended heat waves and the surge in air-conditioning usage. According to data from the National Energy Assistance Directors Association (NEADA), households in the Pacific region, comprising states such as California, Oregon, and Washington,…

    July 14, 2023