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Room Air Conditioner Buying: Energy Star Air Conditioners Save You Money

I am in the market for a new room air conditioner. Do you have any tips on what I should look for when I purchase my new room air conditioner?

The Money Pit Answer
When purchasing a new  room air conditioner, make sure your look for the Energy Star label, which tells you an air conditioning unit uses at least 10 percent less energy than conventional air conditioning models.Energy Star qualified room air conditioners come in a range of sizes, and often include timers for even better control over room temperature and the energy you're using. You can browse the program's list of qualified room air conditioners for the right match.Also, before shopping for your new room air conditioner, follow the Energy Star room air conditioning sizing guidelines to accurately calculate the unit size you'll need, because going too big or too small can lead to an uncomfortable indoor climate and reduce the energy savings you were after in the first place.