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ENERGY STAR Room Air Conditioner

Sizing is important for room air-conditioning units. In fact, a room air conditioner that's too big for the area it is supposed to cool will perform less efficiently and less effectively than a smaller, properly sized unit.

If your air conditioner is old, consider purchasing a new, energy efficient model. ENERGY STAR qualified room air conditioners use about 15 percent less energy than conventional models.

Look for the ENERGY STAR and EnergyGuide labels.

Buy a qualified ENERGY STAR Room Air Conditioner and get $25 off your purchase from your participating municipal utility through a mail-in rebate.

Phantom Loads

Your electronics--such as TVs, phone chargers, and DVD players--use energy even when turned off. To save energy, unplug the gadgets. 75 percent of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while they're turned off.

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