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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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  • “Prompt, courteous, competent service. Highly recommended.”

    Mark G.

  • “Hard to believe there is an air conditioner company like this out there.”

    Tony C.

  • “the service man was knowledgeable polite and efficient”

    Steve

  • “It was obvious that he looked for every opportunity to do his best for me as a new client. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for excellent AC service and knowledge.”

    Barbara B.

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

    Dustin

  • “The sercice level provided by this company and service tech. Chris Grattan is off the charts.”

    Barry K.

  • “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.

  • “I surely will always rely on Cousins air. Thank you ALL again, even the nicest girls who practically recognizes my voice when I call for my quarterly appointments.”

    Dr. Allen W.

  • “I wanted you to know that John was so personable, kind and professional.”

    Kathy M.

  • “I hope to have a positive relationship with Cousins as I receive service on my new AC unit in the years to come.”

    J.P.

  • “I just wanted to let you all know what excellence service he provided and actually made getting our AC repaired a very pleasant experience. He is the kind of employee that every company and customer would want. I can’t say enough about how nice and helpful”

    Happy Customer

  • “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.

  • “Excellent work to ensure the installation was done properly and on schedule”

    Bill L.

  • “Dream Team”

    Lisa

  • “No other provider of air-conditioning services comes close to the standards of Cousins!”

    Dr. Richard K.

Why Cousin's Air, Inc.?

  1. Family Owned & Operated Since 1995
  2. 24/7 Emergency Service Available
  3. Superior Workmanship
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  7. NATE Certified Technicians
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