Opinion | Air conditioning is making the world a hotter place5 min read 21 Jul 2019, 08:32 AM IST
87% of US households had some kind of air conditioning in 2015, up from 55.6% in 1978
Rising incomes and rising consumer expectations, abetted by better, more efficient air conditioners, have brought cooler indoor air
With two-thirds of the US experiencing a heat wave, it seems like a good time to talk about air conditioning. According to the annual Characteristics of New Housing data released by the Census Bureau early this month, 94% of the new housing units completed in the US in 2018 came with it built in, up from 65% in 1974.
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