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Keeping your cool in Texas


Along with Florida, Louisiana, and Hawaii, Texas is consistently ranked one of the hottest states in the United States, based on statewide averages. It’s little wonder that, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, 98 percent of Texas homes use air conditioning equipment. Plus, many of those homes don’t stop at only one system. This infographic, originally published by McWilliams & Son Inc., will give you an insight into how the people of Texas stay cool when the mercury soars.

In this infographic, you’ll learn what types of air conditioning units Texans rely on when temperatures rise. Did you know that 85 percent of these systems are central-air units? While these unit types are among the most popular choices in Texas, wall and window units are also represented. Heat pumps make up most of the central-air units. Air-source heat pumps work best in mild climates, making them an ideal choice for Texas homes. Ground-source heat pumps are also commonly used. Whether Texans choose an air-source or ground-source unit, they benefit from the power to cool homes during summer and heat during winter — factors which eliminate the need for different heating and cooling systems.

This infographic not only outlines what’s helping keep Texans cooler, but also compares the air conditioning units used in Texas with the usage of cooling systems across the United States. While other states start to sweat during summer, you’ll find that most of these states’ residents don’t rely on air conditioning the way the Lone Star State does.



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