Rhino – Climate Change and HVAC

climate change and hvac

Is climate change real? Some people believe in it and others do not. Regardless of personal belief, there is a general consensus that weather patterns change over time and summers and winters can get warmer depending on what weather cycle we are experiencing.  When this happens there is obviously an increase in AC use and a decrease in the use of artificial heat. In fact, in 2011 there was a 7.5 percent increase in air conditioning unit sales to keep up with a higher demand for AC units.

This affects the distribution, sales, production and manufacturing of AC units. In America, households that have AC units have increased from 64 million to 100 million between 1993 and 2009. Is this due to people having more disposable income for an item that was once considered a luxury? Or is it a direct result of climate change? The general consensus is for a home or office space to be considered comfortable and allow for optimum human productivity, the temperature needs to be set at 72 degrees farenheight.

Attempting to keep this temperature maintained in warmer climates leads to more AC use, thus, more sales and more money being generated within the sales aspect of AC units. If air conditioners are going to be used more to combat the heat especially in country’s that did not use them as much previously, we may find new designs being produced and more economical models to fit all households and businesses.