When shopping for energy efficient air conditioners, there are a couple of very important things to keep in mind. The first thing to look for is the Energy Efficient Rating (EER) of the air conditioner. As a rule, the higher the rating is, the more efficient the unit is. Ten is about average for an EER rating, so when the rating is above 10, the air conditioner is rated above average in efficiency.

Another important factor to consider is the BTU rating (British Thermal Unit). This number represents a measure of the air conditioners cooling capacity. It is important to match the BTU rating with the size of the room to be cooled.

BTU ratings are smaller if smaller rooms are to be cooled, and larger if rooms are larger. It is always better choose a unit that will cool a larger area than the one that will actually be cooled, just to be sure that it will provide the most effective cooling output.

If a consumer chooses an energy efficient air conditioner based only on one factor such as price, or its EER or BTU ratings, they may end up making the wrong choice. It is important to consider all of these factors when selecting the best energy efficient air conditioner.

Energy efficient appliances are wonderful for saving money on electric bills. However, consumers need to be sure that the energy efficient unit they’ve chosen will do the best job of cooling the selected area, for the best price.