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


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:

* 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 2018*
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#1
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Score:
4.5
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Level:
Great
* How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

Frigidaire FFRE1533S1

Considering this energy-efficient air conditioner's aggregate ranking of 91%, we believe that the Frigidaire FFRE1533S1 is currently the best energy-efficient air conditioner 2018. Furthermore, we think that our sample of 600 reviews from our sources gives us a high confidence level (more on confidence levels) that justifies labelling it a "no-brainer best choice."

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


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Second Best
Alpha
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#2
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
LG LW1216ER

LG LW1216ER

Avg. rating
(269 reviews)
Current price: Check Price

With its 4.5 stars computed from 269 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-efficiency ratio (EER): 12.1
Energy Star annual cost: $89

Also Good
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Rank:
#3
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Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
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Frigidaire FFRE1033S1

Energy-efficiency ratio (EER): 12.0
Energy Star annual cost: $75

Also Good
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Rank:
#4
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
Frigidaire FFRE1233S1

Energy Star annual cost: $90


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Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#5
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
Frigidaire FFRA0622S1

EER: 11.1
Energy Star annual cost: $49

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
Frigidaire FFRE0533Q1 5000 btu

Energy Star annual cost: $40

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
Frigidaire FFRE0633S1

EER: 12.2
Energy Star annual cost: $44

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#8
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
LG LW8015HR

LG LW8015HR

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(104 reviews)
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Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#9
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
Frigidaire FFRE1233Q1 12000 BTU

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.

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

Haier HWF05XCR-L

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

LG LW1016ER

LG LW1016ER

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(400 reviews)
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EER: 12.1
Energy Star annual cost: $74
Cooling (BTU) rating: 10000

Frigidaire FFRL0633Q1

Energy Star annual cost: $48 (based from a 0.12/kWH cost)

Frigidaire FFRE0533S1

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

Frigidaire FFRE0833Q1

Energy Star annual cost: $64

Frigidaire FFRE1833Q2

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

Friedrich Kuhl SM14N10

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

Friedrich Kuhl SQ06N10C

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

Friedrich Kuhl SQ08N10D

Friedrich Kuhl SQ08N10D

Avg. rating
(25 reviews)

Energy Star annual cost: $63

LG LW8016ER

LG LW8016ER

Avg. rating
(504 reviews)

Midea Arctic King AKW10CR4

Midea Arctic King AKW10CR4

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(17 reviews)

Energy-efficiency ratio (EER): 11.3

Midea Arctic King AKW12CR61

Midea Arctic King AKW12CR61

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(6 reviews)

Frigidaire FFRE0633Q1

Frigidaire FFRE0633Q1

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(820 reviews)

LG LW1215HR

LG LW1215HR

Avg. rating
(38 reviews)

LG LW1515ER

LG LW1515ER

Avg. rating
(127 reviews)

Energy Star annual cost: $120

LG LW1815ER

LG LW1815ER

Avg. rating
(82 reviews)

Energy Star annual cost: $144

Haier ESA405P

Haier ESA405P

Avg. rating
(89 reviews)

Cooling (BTU) rating: 5100

LG LW8015ER

LG LW8015ER

Avg. rating
(382 reviews)

Keystone KSTAW05B

Keystone KSTAW05B

Avg. rating
(295 reviews)

Haier HWF05XCP

Haier HWF05XCP

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(79 reviews)

SPT WA-1222S

SPT WA-1222S

Avg. rating
(137 reviews)

Friedrich Kuhl SS12N10C

Friedrich Kuhl SS12N10C

Avg. rating
(15 reviews)

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

LG LW8014ER 8000 BTU

LG LW8014ER 8000 BTU

Avg. rating
(594 reviews)

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

Frigidaire FFRE1033Q1 10000 BTU

Frigidaire FFRE1033Q1 10000 BTU

Avg. rating
(751 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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