The Energy Star Certification is a stamp of quality that signifies a certain appliance's adherence to strict energy efficiency and performance standards set by the EPA. When you see the blue Energy Star symbol on an appliance, you can be sure that you'll save money on energy, get high performance from your machine, and do your part for the environment in the process. So what can you expect from an Energy Star certified air conditioner? In this article, we're going to answer that question based on the opinions we've analyzed from customers who have tried these AC units.
Our data shows that the best air conditioners with Energy Star certification are more energy efficient, quieter, better for dorms and have received higher overall scores than air conditioners without the certification. They are slightly bigger and heavier than other AC units, but they can cover a larger area. Price-wise, they stand at a $450 average, which is above the $320 overall average, but still not in the upper price brackets. Most of them do not come with a heater, but if you are willing to spend a little more, in the vicinity of $700, you can find Energy Star certified AC units with heaters. When it comes to brands, you want to look for Frigidaire, Friedrich, Kenmore and Sunpentown.
So there you go. If you are willing to spend a little bit over the average price, you are going to get an above average air conditioner, that will most likely save you money in the long run. The Energy Star certification lives up to its name, signifying air conditioners that are efficient, quiet and of high quality. If you see the Energy Star seal of approval, you can be sure you're making a smart purchase.