Consumer life-cycle cost impacts of energy-efficiency standards for residential-type central air conditioners and heat pumps

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In support of the federal government's efforts to raise the minimum energy-efficiency standards for residential-type central air conditioners and heat pumps, a consumer life-cycle cost (LCC) analysis was conducted to demonstrate the economic impacts on individual consumers from revisions to the standards. LCC is the consumer's cost of purchasing and installing an air conditioner or heat pump and operating the unit over its lifetime. The LCC analysis is conducted on a nationally representative sample of air conditioner and heat pump consumers resulting in a distribution of LCC impacts showing the percentage of consumers that are either benefiting or being burdened ... continued below

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Rosenquist, Gregory; Chan, Peter; Lekov, Alex; McMahon, James & Van Buskirk, Robert October 10, 2001.

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In support of the federal government's efforts to raise the minimum energy-efficiency standards for residential-type central air conditioners and heat pumps, a consumer life-cycle cost (LCC) analysis was conducted to demonstrate the economic impacts on individual consumers from revisions to the standards. LCC is the consumer's cost of purchasing and installing an air conditioner or heat pump and operating the unit over its lifetime. The LCC analysis is conducted on a nationally representative sample of air conditioner and heat pump consumers resulting in a distribution of LCC impacts showing the percentage of consumers that are either benefiting or being burdened by increased standards. Relative to the existing minimum efficiency standard of 10 SEER, the results show that a majority of split system air conditioner and heat pump consumers will either benefit or be insignificantly impacted by increased efficiency standards of up to 13 SEER.

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  • 2002 Winter Meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE), Atlantic City, NJ (US), 01/11/2002--01/16/2002

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  • Report No.: LBNL--49355
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 799569
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Rosenquist, Gregory; Chan, Peter; Lekov, Alex; McMahon, James & Van Buskirk, Robert. Consumer life-cycle cost impacts of energy-efficiency standards for residential-type central air conditioners and heat pumps, article, October 10, 2001; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc741564/: accessed December 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.