New energy efficient air conditioners will most likely cost much more that the one you need to replace, and for this reason, most consumers will delay the purchase of these units. However, Energy Star designated machines more than make up the difference in price with radically reduced electrical bills.

ENERGY STAR is the government-backed program that helps consumers save money and protect the environment with energy-efficient products and practices.

Whether you are looking to replace old appliances, remodel your home, or buy a new house, ENERGY STAR can help You may be surprised to find out that more than 60 types of products, including appliances, televisions, computers, heating and cooling equipment, and even new homes can earn the government's ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR also offers best-practice solutions to make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy costs.

The Energy Star is a designation given by the United States government; products that earn the star have to meet strict efficiency guidelines. The U.S. government is so concerned about air pollution that they are offering homeowners tax credits towards the purchase of certain air conditioners.

So if you need a new air conditioner, now is a great time to buy an energy efficient air conditioning unit! Ask your air conditioning contractor for more information.