Just in time for a heatwave that’s slamming us here in East Coast of the United States, the pixelsmiths at One Block Off the Grid (1BOG) have a nice, stats-infused infographic. In Cool House, Fat Wallet, 1BOG examines the impact of AC on home energy consumption. And given how popular air conditioning systems have become during the past few decades — from 27 percent to 55 percent adoption in a scant two decades (1980-2001) — a lot of folks are surely feeling the heat, if not in their living rooms, then surely on their household budgets.
Except, of course, if you’re rockin’ some solar panels.
According to a poll run by the company, only 9 percent of solar homeowners said their bills rose by more than $50 a month due to air conditioning versus 20 percent of homeowners that derived their power from the grid. And check out some of the “cool comments” section for some astonishing tales of big savings.
Check out the rest of the infographic below or head on over to 1BOG for the full-sized version.