27 Aug '11, 7pm

Significantly Fewer Southerners Use Programmable Thermostats With Central Air Conditioning

Table 2. Central air conditioning equipment usage varies by region Image credit:EIA Based on the most recent USEIA Residential Energy Consumption Survey , regional preferences for thermostat use are surprisingly divergent. Specifically, proportionately fewer Southern state residents have programmable thermostats. Only 38% of Southern homes have one for their central air systems, whereas in the rest of the USA, 57% do. The survey also tells us central air systems are most common in the South; so, it can't be that word about benefits of a programmable thermostat - saving money mainly but also reducing your carbon footprint - hasn't gotten around. Let's see if we can figure out what's up ? Below is a preliminary list of reasons why I think Southerners might tend not to have programmable thermostats and therefore have missed out on an opportunity to save money. Order does not ...

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