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EnerGuide Room Air Conditioner Directory 2011

The Advantages of Energy-Efficient Room Air Conditioners

Purchasing a room air conditioner is an investment in home comfort. Like any investment, it involves cost – not only the purchase price of the air conditioner, but also the cost of electricity during the hot summer months. The good news is that you can reduce these costs by using the EnerGuide Room Air Conditioner Directory to select the most energy-efficient room air conditioner that meets your cooling needs.

An energy-wise purchase will save you money for years. In fact, buying the most energy-efficient model on the market can cut your air-conditioning electrical costs by up to 30 percent a year.

You'll also help the environment and the quality of the air we breathe. That's because fewer pollutants will be released into the environment through electrical power generation. These pollutants include not only greenhouse gases, but also the chemicals that lead to acid rain and smog. Using an energy-efficient air conditioner can also reduce the likelihood of electrical brownouts caused by excessive demand.

When you put energy efficiency on your shopping list, you're not only saving money, you're investing in a cleaner, healthier environment for future generations.

This edition of the EnerGuide Room Air Conditioner Directory features the following:

  • ENERGY STAR®
    The symbol identifies through-the-wall units and window-mounted units on the market that are ENERGY STAR qualified.
  • “My Shopping Notes” and Other Worksheets
    Designed to make it easy for you to shop with energy efficiency in mind, these simple worksheets help you identify the most energy-efficient model that meets your cooling needs. For a sneak preview, go to last page.

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