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


Our list of the newest energy-efficient air conditioners includes only air conditioners that obey to these rules:

  • 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:

* Top list currently adjusted to just the best American energy-efficient air conditioners (Currently available in the U.S. from the stores we monitor)

Best Model 2017
Alpha
Rank:
#1
Average
Score:
89%
Confidence
Level:
High
How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

GE AEY05LV

GE AEY05LV

Avg. rating
(271 reviews)
Considering this energy-efficient air conditioner's aggregate ranking of 89%, we believe that the GE AEY05LV is currently the best energy-efficient air conditioner 2017. Furthermore, we think that our sample of 271 reviews gives us a high confidence level that pushes us to call it a "no-brainer best choice."

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Second Best
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Average
Score:
87%
Confidence
Level:
High
Frigidaire FFRE1833S2

Frigidaire FFRE1833S2

Avg. rating
(183 reviews)
With its 4.5 stars computed from 182 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.

  • EER: 11.8
  • Energy Star annual cost: $137
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 18000 (Listed as 18000/17700)
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#3
Average
Score:
86%
Confidence
Level:
Total
Frigidaire FFRE1233S1

Frigidaire FFRE1233S1

Avg. rating
(545 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $90

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Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#4
Average
Score:
86%
Confidence
Level:
High
Frigidaire FFRE0533S1

Frigidaire FFRE0533S1

Avg. rating
(278 reviews)
  • EER: 12.2 (12.1 combined)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $37
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#5
Average
Score:
87%
Confidence
Level:
High
Why is a higher score ranking under a lower score?

Frigidaire FFRC0833R1

Frigidaire FFRC0833R1

Avg. rating
(313 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $64 (value derived from 0.12 / kWH rating)

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Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Average
Score:
88%
Confidence
Level:
Total
Frigidaire FFRE1233Q1 12000 BTU

Frigidaire FFRE1233Q1 12000 BTU

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(1117 reviews)

The Frigidaire FFRE1233Q1 12000 BTU features a sleep mode that gradually increases the temperature by a few degrees (balancing it against the evening cold) as a method to save energy while you sleep.

The Frigidaire FFRE1233Q1 12000 BTU features a sleep mode that gradually increases the temperature by a few degrees (balancing it against the evening cold) as a method to save energy while you sleep.

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Average
Score:
83%
Confidence
Level:
Total
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#8
Average
Score:
84%
Confidence
Level:
High
Frigidaire FFRE1833Q2

Frigidaire FFRE1833Q2

Avg. rating
(113 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $149
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 18500
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#9
Average
Score:
82%
Confidence
Level:
High
LG LW1216ER

LG LW1216ER

Avg. rating
(157 reviews)
  • EER: 12.1
  • Energy Star annual cost: $89
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Average
Score:
80%
Confidence
Level:
Total
LG LW6015ER

LG LW6015ER

Avg. rating
(495 reviews)

More low-profile air conditioners, sorted by the latest model first:

LG LW6017R

LG LW6017R

Avg. rating
(55 reviews)
  • EER: 11.5
  • Energy Star annual cost: $47
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 6000
Haier HWF05XCR-L

Haier HWF05XCR-L

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

LG LW1216HR

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

LG LW8016HR

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

LG LW1516ER

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

LG LW1016ER

Avg. rating
(97 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $74
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 10000
Danby DAC080BBCWDB
  • EER: 12
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 8000
GE AEM06LV

GE AEM06LV

Avg. rating
(6 reviews)
  • EER: 12.3
  • Energy Star annual cost: $45
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 6050
GE AEN12AS

GE AEN12AS

Avg. rating
(10 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $94
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 11600
EdgeStar AP14009COM

EdgeStar AP14009COM

Avg. rating
(7 reviews)
  • EER: 11.20
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 14000
Frigidaire FFRE0633S1

Frigidaire FFRE0633S1

Avg. rating
(497 reviews)
  • EER: 12.2
  • Energy Star annual cost: $44
Frigidaire FFRL0633Q1

Frigidaire FFRL0633Q1

Avg. rating
(542 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $48 (based from a 0.12/kWH cost)
Frigidaire FFRA0622S1

Frigidaire FFRA0622S1

Avg. rating
(514 reviews)
  • EER: 11.1
  • Energy Star annual cost: $49
Frigidaire FFRE1033S1

Frigidaire FFRE1033S1

Avg. rating
(696 reviews)
  • EER: 12.0
  • Energy Star annual cost: $75
Frigidaire FFRE1533S1

Frigidaire FFRE1533S1

Avg. rating
(317 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $115
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 15100
Frigidaire FFRA0522R1

Frigidaire FFRA0522R1

Avg. rating
(367 reviews)
  • EER: 11.1 (11 combined energy efficiency ratio)
Frigidaire FFRE0833S1

Frigidaire FFRE0833S1

Avg. rating
(1327 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $60
Frigidaire FFRE0833Q1

Frigidaire FFRE0833Q1

Avg. rating
(974 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $64
Frigidaire FFRE0533Q1 5000 btu

Frigidaire FFRE0533Q1 5000 btu

Avg. rating
(927 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $40
Perfect Aire 4PAC10000
  • Energy-efficiency ratio (EER): 12.0
GE AEM10AV

GE AEM10AV

Avg. rating
(20 reviews)
GE AED08LV
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 8200
GE AEM08LV

GE AEM08LV

Avg. rating
(30 reviews)
  • Energy-efficiency ratio (EER): 12.1
GE AEM14AV

GE AEM14AV

Avg. rating
(6 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $109
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 14300
Friedrich CP06G10B

Friedrich CP06G10B

Avg. rating
(210 reviews)
Friedrich Kuhl SM14N10

Friedrich Kuhl SM14N10

Avg. rating
(11 reviews)
  • EER: 12.2 (12.0 combined)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $101
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 13700
Friedrich Kuhl SQ06N10C

Friedrich Kuhl SQ06N10C

Avg. rating
(27 reviews)
  • EER: 12.3 (12.1 combined)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $42
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 5800
Friedrich Kuhl SQ08N10D

Friedrich Kuhl SQ08N10D

Avg. rating
(19 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $63
LG LW8016ER

LG LW8016ER

Avg. rating
(241 reviews)
LG LW6016R

LG LW6016R

Avg. rating
(91 reviews)
Haier ESAQ408P

Haier ESAQ408P

Avg. rating
(143 reviews)
  • EER: 11.3 (11.2 combined)
Haier ESAQ406P

Haier ESAQ406P

Avg. rating
(193 reviews)
LG LW1215HR

LG LW1215HR

Avg. rating
(28 reviews)
LG LW1515ER

LG LW1515ER

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

LG LW1815ER

Avg. rating
(82 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $144
LG LW8015HR

LG LW8015HR

Avg. rating
(31 reviews)
  • Energy-efficiency ratio (EER): 11.2
Haier ESA405P

Haier ESA405P

Avg. rating
(87 reviews)
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 5100
LG LW1215ER

LG LW1215ER

Avg. rating
(387 reviews)
LG LW8015ER

LG LW8015ER

Avg. rating
(492 reviews)
LG LW1015ER

LG LW1015ER

Avg. rating
(293 reviews)
Keystone KSTAW05B

Keystone KSTAW05B

Avg. rating
(197 reviews)
  • Energy-efficiency ratio (EER): 11.20
Haier HWF05XCP

Haier HWF05XCP

Avg. rating
(78 reviews)
SPT WA-1222S

SPT WA-1222S

Avg. rating
(25 reviews)
  • Energy-efficiency ratio (EER): 11.3
Friedrich Kuhl SS12N10C

Friedrich Kuhl SS12N10C

Avg. rating
(166 reviews)
  • Energy Star annual cost: $88
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 11900
LG LW8014ER 8000 BTU

LG LW8014ER 8000 BTU

Avg. rating
(656 reviews)

The LG LW8014ER 8000 BTU pushes air at 250 cubic feet per meter using a classic 4-way air deflection system.

The LG LW8014ER 8000 BTU pushes air at 250 cubic feet per meter using a classic 4-way air deflection system.

Whynter ARC-13WS 13000 BTU

Whynter ARC-13WS 13000 BTU

Avg. rating
(21 reviews)

The ARC-13W/S is an eco-friendly and small portable self-evaporating 13000 BTU air conditioner with a rather low 43dBa noise level.

  • EER: 11.06
  • Cooling (BTU) rating: 13000

The ARC-13W/S is an eco-friendly and small portable self-evaporating 13000 BTU air conditioner with a rather low 43dBa noise level.


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Frigidaire FFRE1033Q1 10000 BTU

Frigidaire FFRE1033Q1 10000 BTU

Avg. rating
(755 reviews)

The Frigidaire FFRE1033Q1 10000 BTU has an 11.3 energy efficiency ratio, which is in the highest bracket in the 10000 BTU class.

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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