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$50 EnergyStar Air Conditioner Rebates

Steve Sheinkopf  |  June 20, 2012  |  3 Min. Read

Friedrich  |  Frigidaire  |  Air Conditioners

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We partner with EnergyStar a few times every year. They support different energy efficient initiatives, and we market mostly energy efficient appliances. It's a good partnership.

The latest initiative; Buy any air conditioner of 10.8 EER or better and receive an instant $50 rebate.

As a FYI, EER is short for energy effcient ratio. Each .1 is 1% improvement in efficiency, so a 10.8 EER is 11% more efficient than a 9.7 EER rating. High EER AC's tend to be better units with:

  • Better construction
  • Better thermostats
  • Slide-out chassis for window or wall installation
  • Remote controls

The best units are mid-size from 8,000 to 12,000 BTU. You can buy a super efficient AC for less with the $50 rebate.

frigidaire air conditioner FRA085AT7 friedrich air conditioner CP08F10

Top Frigidaire Air Conditioners

Frigidaire FRA85AT7 - $179
Frigidaire FRA106CV1 - $229
Frigidaire FRA126CT1 - $289

(prices after rebates)

Top Friedrich Air Conditioners

Friedrich CP08G10 - $269
Friedrich CP10G10 - $329

(prices after rebates)

For the average bedroom (read How to Buy a Bedroom AC), there is only one qualifying unit. The Friedrich SQ06N10 is the best air conditioner sold, but it is very expensive at $569. There are very good units at 10.7 EER for less than $170.

For more information including sizing, terms and features. Read our AC Buyers Guide.


A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

A Note About Pricing

Pricing on this blog is for reference only and may include time sensitive rebates. We make every attempt to provide accurate pricing at time of publishing. Please call the stores for most accurate price.

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