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Blog Title: should you pay more for an energy star air conditioner?

Main Que: Why should I pay higher price for higher energy star AC?

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  • Query By: JESSIE HAYNES (Elk River, CT)
  • Date: 09/10/2014

Answer: The labeled ACs are more efficient than non labeled ones. The payback period for the incrementally higher cost of labeled AC is 1 to 1.5 years. Thus the incremental price can be recovered in only 1 to 1.5 years in the form of reduced electricity bill. The normal life of AC is 8 to 10 year, so rest of its life the energy saved by the AC is actually bonus for the customer.

  • Replied By: DEBORAH CLARK (Fulton, GA)
  • Replied Date: 09/20/2014