Earning the ENERGY STAR means products meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency. By choosing ENERGY STAR qualified heating and cooling equipment and taking steps to optimize its performance, you can enhance the comfort of your home while saving energy. Saving energy helps you save money on utility bills and protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the fight against climate change.
ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioners:
- use about 15% less energy than conventional models, which could mean a savings of about $90 over the lifetime of the unit, on average.
- often include timers for better temperature control, allowing you to use the minimum amount of energy you need to cool your room.
Current Specification Effective Date: October 1, 2013
- Room air conditioners originally qualified for the ENERGY STAR label in October, 1996. ENERGY STAR qualified room air conditioners are 10% more efficient than non-qualified models.