But what most don’t know is that bureaucrats in Washington
have been targeting home air conditioners for decades, and that their
regulations are partly responsible for the high cost of cooling off.
The latest standard for window units joins a growing list of
appliance regulations that even the Energy Department admits may raise the
price tag more than the energy savings-which is particularly problematic, since
window units are the most affordable option for low-income households. ���
The Trump Energy Department chose not to reverse these Obama-era air conditioner efficiency standards-which is a difficult task-but it is raising the bar on any further ones.