ENERGY STAR and EnerGuide Ratings for a New Air Conditioner
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Energy efficiency is one of the most important factors to consider when shopping for a new air conditioner, as it can help lower utility bills and reduce your carbon footprint. While most people have seen the EnerGuide label and ENERGY STAR symbol that are commonly found on air conditioners, understanding the difference between them can help you select a system that fits your exact needs.
|ENERGY STAR: This symbol indicates a high-efficiency air conditioner that meets strict technical standards for energy performance, guaranteeing you a product that’s in the top of its class for energy efficiency. Cooling systems with this symbol can help save money on monthly energy bills and reduce the overall impact on the environment. ENERGY STAR also ranks the most efficient models each year, allowing consumers to see which systems are the most energy efficient.|
|EnerGuide: This voluntary label provides key information that allows consumers to accurately compare different air conditioner models based on energy efficiency. It’s also where you can find the ENERGY STAR symbol. An EnerGuide label will list an air conditioner’s seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rating or the energy efficiency ratio (EER) rating. The SEER rating is a measure of cooling efficiency over an entire season, while the EER rating measures how much cooling performance is produced based on each unit of electrical energy the system consumes under steady-state operation. For both ratings, a higher number means a more energy efficient AC.|
EnerGuide and ENERGY STAR labels can help you find a new air conditioner that fits your needs and a certified cooling specialist can help explain the differences. If you’re looking to upgrade your cooling system, make sure to ask about how these labels can help guide your choice.
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* EnerGuide and ENERGY STAR graphics from Natural Resources Canada