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Are Whirlpool window air conditioners cost effective?

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No Whirlpool air conditioners in production as of 2015 qualify as Energy Star appliances. A Whirlpool air conditioner is therefore likely to cost more to run over an extended period than a similar air conditioner that does qualify as an Energy Star device.

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The Department of Energy estimates that consumers could save up to $575 million per year in electricity costs by using high-efficiency air conditioners. While some older Whirlpool air conditioners did qualify as Energy Star appliances under the standards active at the time of their manufacture, these models may not be as efficient as current air conditioner models.

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