|(NAPSI)-Keeping your home cool and comfortable in warm weather doesn't have to get you hot under the collar from your energy bills. Consider a new ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioner for comfort, energy savings and to help protect the climate.|
Here are four ways you save:
Room air conditioners that have earned the ENERGY STAR use 10 percent less energy and, on average, cost about $70 to run each year.
Save the Environment
New ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioners come with higher quality insulation materials which improve comfort and savings by creating a better seal of the area between the unit and the window opening.
Consider this: According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, if all room air conditioners sold in the U.S. were ENERGY STAR certified, the cost savings would grow to more than $350 million each year, preventing more than 6 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions annually-equal to the emissions from over 570,000 vehicles.
Some new ENERGY STAR room air conditioners even come with smart functionality, offering you greater control over your comfort and energy savings. These units can be turned off from your phone or computer when you're away from home, or you can schedule temperature setting changes based on your needs. You can also get feedback on how much energy your unit uses.
To get the most energy savings with your ENERGY STAR room air conditioner, be sure to properly size and install it. Match the area in your home to be cooled with the BTU capacity needed to ensure you're getting the right sized unit. Be sure to closely follow the installation instructions that come with the unit.
For information on ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioners, including rebates and other special offers, visit www.energystar.gov/roomac.
Make sure your air conditioner is the right size for your room.