If you are installing a new central air conditioner in your home, consider an ENERGY STAR® model. ENERGY STAR certified central air conditioners are about 14% more efficient than standard models. Replacing an old central cooling system? If it's more than 12 years old, you could cut your cooling costs by 30% if you replace it with an ENERGY STAR certified model.
Central air conditioners blow cool air through your duct system using a blower motor that's usually part of your furnace. Connecting your ENERGY STAR certified central air conditioner to a new furnace and blower motor is the best way to ensure your cooling equipment will perform to its rated efficiency.
Not ready to invest in a central air conditioner? Consider an ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioner instead. They use about 15% less energy than conventional models, save more than $90 over the lifetime of the unit and often include timers for better temperature control, allowing you to use less energy to cool the room.
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