Energy Star Information

About one-sixth of all the electricity generated in the US is used to air condition buildings. Earning the ENERGY STAR means products meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.


  • ENERGY STAR qualified central air conditioners have a higher seasonal efficiency rating (SEER) than standard models, which makes them about 25% more efficient.

Remember, saving energy prevents pollution. By choosing ENERGY STAR and taking steps to optimize the performance of your cooling equipment, you are helping to prevent global warming and promoting cleaner air while enhancing the comfort of your home.

You may also be interested to know:

  • When buying new equipment, it is important to get a quality installation. Make sure you hire a contractor who can do the job right.

  • You get better performance from your cooling equipment by sealing any cracks around your home and checking your ducks for air leaks.

  • EPA offers additional suggestions for improving the performance of your cooling system as well as general home improvement advice.

Finding Qualified Equipment:

The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) and the American Refrigeration Institute (ARI) have developed an online database which can be used to find qualifying ENERGY STAR equipment. All equipment listed in this online database meets the specification requirements for ENERGY STAR. This online database is solely maintained and operated by CEE and ARI.