If your community recently experienced a historic heatwave, you’ve probably come to appreciate air conditioning (AC) units in a way you didn’t before. We often overlook the importance of everyday home appliances and how critical they are in making our lives more comfortable. Yet AC units–and other common office and household appliances such as refrigerators, clothes washers, and heat pumps–do more than just help us live comfortable lives.
Thanks to national standards that require appliances and equipment to be more energy efficient, your AC and other appliances also spur economic growth and create jobs. According to a new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), national appliance standards created or sustained nearly 300,000 jobs in 2016 and are projected to support 553,000 jobs by 2030.
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