3. S. ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS

  • Room air conditioners that have earned the ENERGY STAR use about 15 percent less energy than conventional models and save about $85 over their lifetime, on average.
    Source: U.S. EPA.
  • An ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioner costs about $70 per year to run, on average.
    Source: U.S. EPA.
  • If all room air conditioners sold in the United States were ENERGY STAR certified, the energy cost savings would grow to more than $575 million each year and 10 billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions would be prevented, equivalent to the emissions from more than 950,000 vehicles.
    Source: U.S. EPA.

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Updated: September 2014