Room Air Conditioners
In California, a NEW room air conditioner will save you more than $100 each year in energy costs compared to an old, 1970s-era room AC.
- Save energy. A new ENERGY STAR qualified room air conditioner uses 10% less energy than models that meet the minimum federal standard. This could mean a savings of $20 to $300 over the lifetime of the unit.
- Hold onto your cash. Every room air conditioner in your home made before 1998 costs you an extra $30 a year. Multiply your savings by the number of room air conditioners you replace.
- Get comfortable. ENERGY STAR qualified room air conditioners often include timers for better temperature control and improved convenience.
- Keep the peace. ENERGY STAR qualified units run more quietly, so your room isn’t just more comfortable, it’s more peaceful, too.
- Save the environment. By using less energy, ENERGY STAR room air conditioners help reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
Right size, real savings. With room air conditioners, size matters. A properly sized unit may take slightly longer to initially cool the space, but it will maintain a more comfortable temperature and humidity level while using less energy.
Keep the sun out. Close your blinds on summer days to prevent the sun from warming your home. Try a ceiling fan. To feel more comfortable in summer, consider installing an ENERGY STAR qualified ceiling fan in rooms where you tend to spend the most time.
Why are ENERGY STAR qualified room air conditioners at least 10% more efficient than regular models? High-efficiency fan motors and advanced compressors use less energy to quietly and efficiently circulate cool air.