Energy-Efficient Air Conditioners and Home Cooling
Three-quarters of all homes in the United States have air conditioners. Air conditioners use about 6% of all electricity produced in the United States, at an annual cost of about $29 billion to homeowners. As a result, roughly 117 million metric tons of carbon dioxide are released into the air each year.
Make the switch to an ENERGY STAR® high-efficiency air conditioner to start saving energy and money instantly. Visit the EnergyStar.gov Product Finder to find the best energy-efficient AC unit for your needs. Depending on the model you choose, you may be eligible to receive a rebate from your local electric utility. Visit the Energy Star Rebate Finder to learn more.
There are a few other ways to help reduce energy use. Replace dirty, clogged filters every one to two months during the summer to lower your energy use by 5% to 15%. Maintain your home’s air conditioning unit by checking and cleaning evaporator coils and drain channels. Keep the area outside your unit free from overgrown foliage, make sure fins aren’t bent, and inspect the seal between your unit and the frame to ensure there are no leaks. All of these actions combined can keep your home cool and could reduce energy use for air conditioning by a whopping 20% to 50%.
for Lowering Your Cooling Costs
Select an ENERGY STAR® high-efficiency air conditioner to ensure energy efficiency and reduce monthly energy costs. Visit your local energy provider website to see which energy-efficient appliances and home improvements are best for your home.
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