Here Are The Top 10 Best Energy-efficient Air Conditioners 2018

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Alphachooser's list of the newest energy-efficient air conditioners includes only air conditioners that obey to these criteria:

  • 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:


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Best Model 2018*
Alpha
Rank:
#1
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
* How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

Considering this energy-efficient air conditioner's aggregate ranking of 88%, we believe that the Frigidaire FFRA0522R1 is currently Alphachooser's best energy-efficient air conditioner 2018. Furthermore, we think that our sample of 55 reviews from our sources gives us a high confidence level (more on confidence levels) that justifies labelling it a "no-brainer best choice."

EER: 11.1 (11 combined energy efficiency ratio)

Second Best
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
Why is a higher score ranking under a lower score?

With its 4.5 stars computed from 41 reviews, here is what we consider 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-efficiency ratio (EER): 11

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Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#3
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great

Energy Star annual cost: $115
Cooling (BTU) rating: 15100

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#4
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High

EER: 11.8
Energy Star annual cost: $137
Cooling (BTU) rating: 18000 (Listed as 18000/17700)

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#5
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High

LG LW1216HR

Avg. rating
(54 reviews)

Energy-efficiency ratio (EER): 11.3
Energy Star annual cost: $96

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great

LG LW1216ER

Avg. rating
(314 reviews)

EER: 12.1
Energy Star annual cost: $89

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High

LG LW8016HR

Avg. rating
(63 reviews)

Energy Star annual cost: $61
Cooling (BTU) rating: 7500

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#8
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great

LG LW6017R

Avg. rating
(232 reviews)

EER: 11.5
Energy Star annual cost: $47
Cooling (BTU) rating: 6000

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#9
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great

LG LW1016ER

Avg. rating
(210 reviews)

Energy Star annual cost: $74
Cooling (BTU) rating: 10000

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great

EER: 12.0
Energy Star annual cost: $75

Energy-efficiency ratio (EER): 12
Cooling (BTU) rating: 8000

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EER: 11
Energy Star annual cost: 99
Cooling (BTU) rating: 12000

EER: 11.2
Energy Star annual cost: $41
Cooling (BTU) rating: 5000

LG LW1516ER

Avg. rating
(160 reviews)

EER: 11.9
Energy Star annual cost: $114
Cooling (BTU) rating: 15000

EER: 12.2
Energy Star annual cost: 44

Energy-efficiency ratio (EER): 11.20
Cooling (BTU) rating: 14000

Energy Star annual cost: $44

Energy Star annual cost: $90

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EER: 12.2 (12.1 combined)
Energy Star annual cost: $37

EER: 11.1
Energy Star annual cost: $49

Frigidaire FFRE0833S1

Avg. rating
(896 reviews)

Energy Star annual cost: $60

Frigidaire FFRE0833Q1

Avg. rating
(593 reviews)

Energy Star annual cost: $64

Frigidaire FFRE0533Q1 5000 btu

Avg. rating
(374 reviews)

Energy Star annual cost: $40

Frigidaire FFRE1833Q2

Avg. rating
(28 reviews)

Energy Star annual cost: $149
Cooling (BTU) rating: 18500

Friedrich CP12G10B

Avg. rating
(81 reviews)

Friedrich CP06G10B

Avg. rating
(233 reviews)

Friedrich Kuhl SM14N10

Avg. rating
(12 reviews)

EER: 12.2 (12.0 combined)
Energy Star annual cost: $101
Cooling (BTU) rating: 13700

Friedrich Kuhl SQ06N10C

Avg. rating
(31 reviews)

EER: 12.3 (12.1 combined)
Energy Star annual cost: $42
Cooling (BTU) rating: 5800

Friedrich Kuhl SQ08N10D

Avg. rating
(27 reviews)

Energy Star annual cost: $63

LG LW8016ER

Avg. rating
(493 reviews)

Midea Arctic King AKW08CR61

Avg. rating
(4 reviews)

Midea Arctic King AKW10CR4

Avg. rating
(7 reviews)

Frigidaire FFRA0511R1

Avg. rating
(2649 reviews)

Frigidaire FFRC0833R1

Avg. rating
(37 reviews)

Energy Star annual cost: $64 (value derived from 0.12 / kWH rating)

Haier ESAQ408P

Avg. rating
(130 reviews)

EER: 11.3 (11.2 combined)

Haier ESAQ406P

Avg. rating
(201 reviews)

Frigidaire FFRE0633Q1

Avg. rating
(322 reviews)

LG LW1215HR

Avg. rating
(24 reviews)

LG LW1515ER

Avg. rating
(55 reviews)

Energy Star annual cost: $120

LG LW1815ER

Avg. rating
(27 reviews)

Energy-efficiency ratio (EER): 11.2
Energy Star annual cost: $144

LG LW8015HR

Avg. rating
(28 reviews)

Haier ESA405P

Avg. rating
(25 reviews)

Cooling (BTU) rating: 5100

LG LW8015ER

Avg. rating
(186 reviews)

LG LW1015ER

Avg. rating
(148 reviews)

Keystone KSTAW05B

Avg. rating
(194 reviews)

EER: 11.20

Haier HWF05XCP

Avg. rating
(77 reviews)

SPT WA-1222S

Avg. rating
(202 reviews)

Friedrich Kuhl SS12N10C

Avg. rating
(15 reviews)

Energy Star annual cost: $88
Cooling (BTU) rating: 11900

Frigidaire FFRE1233Q1 12000 BTU

Avg. rating
(403 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.

LG LW8014ER 8000 BTU

Avg. rating
(337 reviews)

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

EdgeStar AP14001HS

Avg. rating
(62 reviews)

Frigidaire FFRE1033Q1 10000 BTU

Avg. rating
(436 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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