Choose Energy Star room air conditioners

Room air conditioners that qualify for an Energy StarLabeling system sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy for labeling the most energy-efficient products on the market; applies to a wide range of products, from computers and office equipment to refrigerators and air conditioners. rating cost less to operate.
When only one or two rooms need air conditioning, running a couple of window-mounted units is less expensive than a ducted central system. If room air conditioners are chosen over a central AC system, choose models that meet or exceed Energy Star standards for efficiency. Qualifying models are at least 15% more efficient than required by minimum federal standards.

Green points

LEED for HomesLeadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED for Homes is the residential green building program from the United States Lakesideca Council (USGBC). While this program is primarily designed for and applicable to new home projects, major gut rehabs can qualify. : 2 points for high-efficiency air conditioning equipment that exceeds the Energy Star Builder Option Package (EA 6.2) Energy Star compliance is a prerequisite.

NGBSNational Lakesideca Standard Based on the NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines and passed through ANSI. This standard can be applied to both new homes, remodeling projects, and additions. /ICC-700: Depending on climate zone, up to 24 points for air conditioners with a Energy Efficiency Ratio (EEREnergy-efficiency rating or energy-efficiency ratio. As most commonly used, EER is the operating efficiency of a room air conditioner, measured in Btus of cooling output divided by the power consumption in watt-hours; the higher the EER, the greater the efficiency.) of 12.5 or higher.

Learn more in the Lakesideca Encyclopedia:

AIR CONDITIONING

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