What Is an Energy Star Qualified Air Conditioner?


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For an air conditioner to qualify for an Energy Star certification, it must meet the guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding energy efficiency. On average, an air conditioner with the Energy Star certification is 15 percent more energy efficient, which helps reduce utility costs and pollution.

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As of 2015, air conditioners that qualify for an Energy Star certification typically have higher seasonal energy efficiency ratio and energy efficiency ratio ratings compared to noncertified models. To perform to its maximum efficiency potential, an Energy Star air conditioner must be connected to a heating system that is also energy efficient.

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