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Energy Star

What is an Energy Star Air Conditioner?

Energy Star air conditioners have passed additional efficiency and emission control qualifications to earn the Energy Star label. Energy Star is a home appliance rating that is voluntary program, so it is not the same as the SEER ratings, which are governed by law and regulated by the US Department of Energy. Instead the Energy Star qualifications are not required for new units; they actually go above and beyond what is required as far as SEER ratings for new air conditioners. The Environmental Protection Agency established the Energy Star program in 1992. They are under the guidelines written in the Clean Air Act Section 103(g) that direct “conduct a basic engineering research and technology program to develop, evaluate, and demonstrate non–regulatory strategies and technologies for reducing air pollution.” The program then identifies and promotes appliances, including air conditioners that meet the highest energy efficiency standards.

The Importance of Energy Star Air Conditioners and the Environment

Energy Star air conditioners are among the most efficient air conditioners; they are 15% more efficient that conventional models. Not only do Energy Star air conditioners offer significant savings off of your yearly air conditioner operating costs, but they help the environment in many ways. Energy Star air conditioners reduce energy consumption, improve energy security, and reduce pollution. Since 1992 the Energy Star program and Energy Star appliances have contributed to significantly reducing greenhouse emissions.

Energy Star Guidelines

There is a 43 page Energy Star Guide online that features a step-by-step plan for continuous improvement on energy savings. It is based on the best practices from the energy management experts. The seven main steps are:

  • STEP 1: Make Commitment
  • STEP 2: Assess Performance
  • STEP 3: Set Goals
  • STEP 4: Create Action Plan
  • STEP 5: Implement Action Plan
  • STEP 6: Evaluate Progress
  • STEP 7: Recognize Achievements

You can read more detail about it by downloading the Energy Star Guidelines for Energy Management.

Savings and Energy Star Air Conditioners

When you purchase some Energy Star Air Conditioners with a SEER rating of 13 or higher, you can save up to 30% off your yearly air conditioner operating costs. Studies have shown that high efficiency air conditioners with a SEER rating of 13 or higher (this includes all Energy Star air conditioners) can pay for themselves in about 3.5 years. In South Florida, Energy Star units can pay off even faster due to year round AC usage.

What Our Customers Are Saying

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  • “It was just a painless experience with you all and absolutely professional and honest on your part. Your company and Chris deserve accolades.”

    Enrico L.

  • “All the Cousins employees I worked with during the process were extremely professional, thorough, responsive to my questions and courteous”

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  • “They truly wanted to please me and address all of my concerns.”

    Jonathan

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  • “Pleasantly Respectful and Professional”

    D. Reiss

  • “CHRIS, the fine tech who has maintained my system and provided quarterly check-ups and maintenance services, Alex and David who did a fabulous job, cleaned up and educated me on everything.”

    Dr. Allen W.

  • “Thank you for such a quick response and an experienced tech to handle the problem.”

    Gene N.

  • “they were efficient, personable (another feat for contractors) and completed the job on time (need I say more).”

    Len S.

  • “Very professional and helpful!”

    Danielle M.

  • “Cousins really is the best! Thanks again!”

    Dustin

  • “Arrived when he said he would and explained everything in detail.”

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  • “Thank you Cousins Air, I would NEVER think of going to any other company to service and care for my home.”

    Allen

  • “All went well with the installation.”

    Kelley D.

  • “Cousins Air is the most reputable company I have ever dealt with.”

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  • “I can’t thank you ALL enough!”

    Jay C.

Why Cousin's Air, Inc.?

  1. Family Owned & Operated Since 1995
  2. 24/7 Emergency Service Available
    *For Maintenance Agreement Customers!
  3. Superior Workmanship
  4. Drug-Free Workplace
  5. Carrier President's Award Recipient
  6. Professional, Reliable & Responsive
  7. NATE Certified Technicians
  8. Flat Rate Pricing
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