Here Are The Top 10 Best Energy-efficient Air Conditioners 2017


Our list presenting the latest energy-efficient air conditioners includes only air conditioners that satisfy these specifications:

  • They must have an energy-efficiency ratio (EER) of 11 or above, which is kind of rare, and a similar combined energy-efficiency ratio (CEER)
  • They may, but do not necessarily have to be Energy-Star accredited
  • When not specified, Energy Star efficiency ratings specified in annual cost are generally based on a 12 cents per Kwh electricty rate and 8-hour-per-day use over 3 months)


The List:


Best Model 2017
Alpha
Rank:
#1
Average
Score:
90%
Confidence
Level:
Total
How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

Frigidaire FFRE0833S1

Frigidaire FFRE0833S1

Avg. rating
(1246 reviews)
Considering this energy-efficient air conditioner's aggregate ranking of 90%, we believe that the Frigidaire FFRE0833S1 is currently the best energy-efficient air conditioner 2017. Furthermore, we think that our sample of 1246 reviews gives us a high confidence level that pushes us to call it a "no-brainer best choice."
  • Energy Star annual cost: $60

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Second Best
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Average
Score:
90%
Confidence
Level:
Total
Frigidaire FFRE1533S1

Frigidaire FFRE1533S1

Avg. rating
(348 reviews)
With its 4.5 stars computed from 348 reviews, here is what we consider the second best energy-efficient air conditioner. * By the way, this list is based on a full analysis of hundreds of energy-efficient air conditioner reviews from around the web.

  • Energy Star annual cost: $115
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 15100
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#3
Average
Score:
89%
Confidence
Level:
High
Frigidaire FFRE1833S2

Frigidaire FFRE1833S2

Avg. rating
(116 reviews)
  • EER: 11.8
  • Energy Star annual cost: $137
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 18000 (Listed as 18000/17700)
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#4
Average
Score:
89%
Confidence
Level:
Total
Frigidaire FFRE1033S1

Frigidaire FFRE1033S1

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(615 reviews)
  • EER: 12.0
  • Energy Star annual cost: $75
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#5
Average
Score:
88%
Confidence
Level:
Total
Frigidaire FFRE0533Q1 5000 btu

Frigidaire FFRE0533Q1 5000 btu

Avg. rating
(1036 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $40
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Average
Score:
86%
Confidence
Level:
High
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Average
Score:
84%
Confidence
Level:
Total
Frigidaire FFRE0533S1

Frigidaire FFRE0533S1

Avg. rating
(414 reviews)
  • EER: 12.2 (12.1 combined)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $37
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#8
Average
Score:
83%
Confidence
Level:
Total
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#9
Average
Score:
90%
Confidence
Level:
OK
Why is a higher score ranking under a lower score?

LG LW1216ER

LG LW1216ER

Avg. rating
(60 reviews)
  • Energy-efficiency ratio (EER): 12.1
  • Energy Star annual cost: $89
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Average
Score:
82%
Confidence
Level:
Total
Frigidaire FFRE0833Q1

Frigidaire FFRE0833Q1

Avg. rating
(1129 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $64

More energy-efficient air conditioners, sorted by the latest model first:

LG LW6017R

LG LW6017R

  • Energy-efficiency ratio (EER): 11.5
  • Energy Star annual cost: $47
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 6000
Haier HWF05XCR-L

Haier HWF05XCR-L

Avg. rating
(92 reviews)
  • Energy-efficiency ratio (EER): 11.2
  • Energy Star annual cost: $41
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 5000
LG LW1216HR

LG LW1216HR

Avg. rating
(1 reviews)
  • EER: 11.3
  • Energy Star annual cost: $96
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 12000
LG LW8016HR

LG LW8016HR

Avg. rating
(2 reviews)
  • EER: 11.2
  • Energy Star annual cost: $61
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 7500
LG LW1516ER

LG LW1516ER

Avg. rating
(40 reviews)
  • EER: 11.9
  • Energy Star annual cost: $114
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 15000
LG LW1016ER

LG LW1016ER

Avg. rating
(11 reviews)
  • EER: 12.1
  • Energy Star annual cost: $74
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 10000
Frigidaire FFRL0633Q1

Frigidaire FFRL0633Q1

Avg. rating
(497 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $48 (based from a 0.12/kWH cost)
Frigidaire FFRE1833Q2

Frigidaire FFRE1833Q2

Avg. rating
(61 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $149
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 18500
Friedrich Kuhl SM14N10

Friedrich Kuhl SM14N10

Avg. rating
(8 reviews)
  • EER: 12.2 (12.0 combined)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $101
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 13700
Friedrich Kuhl SQ08N10D

Friedrich Kuhl SQ08N10D

Avg. rating
(16 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $63
Haier ESAQ408P

Haier ESAQ408P

Avg. rating
(97 reviews)
  • EER: 11.3 (11.2 combined)
LG LW1515ER

LG LW1515ER

Avg. rating
(83 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $120
LG LW1815ER

LG LW1815ER

Avg. rating
(81 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $144
Haier ESA405P

Haier ESA405P

Avg. rating
(69 reviews)
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 5100
Frigidaire FFRE1033Q1 10000 BTU

Frigidaire FFRE1033Q1 10000 BTU

Avg. rating
(682 reviews)
The Frigidaire FFRE1033Q1 10000 BTU has an 11.3 energy efficiency ratio, which is in the highest bracket in the 10000 BTU class.

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