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  • Writer's pictureCasey Wilson

I Tested And Reviewed The Best Window Air Conditioners In 2024

High-quality air conditioners are easy to install and super-effective. I've gone through thousands of reviews and picked out the ones that will cool you quickly, silently and affordably.

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FYI, Prices and ratings are accurate as of time of writing.


1. Midea 8,000 BTU - Ultra Quiet with Open Window Flexibility

Top-rated: 17,177 ratings


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Highlight: 9 times quieter than traditional units.

Helpful review: "Let me start by saying we purchased two of these units (12k and 8k BTU) as a temporary AC solution while we get ready to upgrade our furnace and install a heat pump, so I’m a little more forgiving of the flaws here.
The Bad:
- Other reviewers mentioned the installation process; it’s not as easy as the videos make it look. Budget an hour at least to get everything right.
- The bracket which holds the unit is resting on the edge of my screen frame rather than across the top of the track. NBD but it will leave a mark.
- The front of the bracket leaves a gap where air can get in. I covered it with the included insulation tape.
- The anti-tip L-shaped arms and the extendable window track arms did not fit my window; my units sit slightly forward because I had to leave clearance for the lift bar on the bottom edge of the window. As a result, both units are resting on their brackets and held in place by the window resting in the U.
- WiFi setup with the Midea Air app was easy enough, but I still can’t get it to work with Alexa. Given that the Alexa app is pretty awful (c’mon Amazon invest more here) I can’t tell whose fault it is.
What’s Good?
- It’s gorgeous. Probably the reason you’re looking at it. I’ve never had an AC unit that looked like an Apple product.
- The U design does what it promises: it keeps the noisy part outside and the stylish part inside.
- The included foam can be configured in a million ways; 100x better than the accordion flaps that come with any other window AC unit. If you spend some time playing with the foam and cutting it to fit your windows, it really does block out air & heat.
- It blows cold air (duh). Two units effectively cool the main floor of our home (750ft).
- The louver moves up and down to circulate said cold air.
- The inverter spools the compressor up and down vs off/on which cuts down on noise & energy use.
- The app works pretty well; one less remote lying around!
- The design lets in a lot more light than normal units - and yes, you can open the window easily.
- Tabs inside the U extend to keep people from opening your window; clever girl.
- It’s quiet! Oh my god is it quiet!!!!! About as loud as the cylindrical tower fan you probably have in your home right now.
Other Notes:
- The cord is on the right side of the unit when you’re looking at it from inside. Plan accordingly.
- Upon first startup, both of our units rattled for 5-10 minutes. I thought I’d installed it incorrectly, but it went away as the machine warmed up.
- Weight is distributed towards the rear of the unit so when you pick it up, it wants to fall away from you. Save your back; have a friend/partner help you.
Competition:
- LG has a handful of high end ($600+) window AC units that have inverters, smart features, and sharp design. They’re fantastic, but for the price & design innovation, the Mideas can’t be beat. Some of the LGs were also too large for our windows (we live in an old home).
- Soleus makes a saddle AC unit which is basically the Midea upside down. This was really compelling because it lets in more light and installation would have been easier (there’s no bracket). However, it’s more expensive, has less BTUs, no inverter, no app/Alexa integration, and the industrial design is... severe. If I’m going to be staring at the thing it might as well look like it wasn’t manufactured in 1986.
- GE/Frigidaire/Toshiba make great units that we considered, but all were noisier and did not include smart features or inverters.
- Portable R2D2 style units are noisier, less efficient, and the exhaust hose gets warm *inside* your home. I’ve had two of these; never again.
- Mini splits are a viable alternative, but in my area (Seattle) start at $3000+ for professional installation and $1200+ for DIY kits. And then I have a white box permanently hanging off my wall.
- Heat pumps/central air will run $7000-15000 to remove the old furnace & air handler, update some of the ducting to lower profile ducts, install a concrete pad, install a new air handler, and install the heat pump itself. Gotta save up for something that major!
Bottom line, the bracket installation was a royal pain and didn’t match the AC’s sleek appearance. But I’m letting it slide because for $800 we got TWO units that cool the entire floor. They look great. They let in more light than ACs by other manufacturers, and they can be controlled from our phones. Moreover, they are whisper quiet." — Andrew Mayzak

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2. Frigidaire 5,000 BTU - Easy-to-Clean Washable Filter

Top-rated: 13,572 ratings


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Highlight: Super easy-to-clean washable filter.

Helpful review: "I have been using the Frigidaire FFRA051WAE air conditioner for a few weeks now. So far I would say it is a good air conditioner at a great price. It is much smaller and lighter than my previous air conditioner but still very powerful. This specific model weighs 40lbs.
I use this AC unit to cool a small bedroom and the 5000 BTUs is plenty. My room gets extremely cold in an hour running on the High Cool 7 setting.
Helpful tip - if you want your room to stay cold at night and the overnight temperature is going to dip into the 50s, run the AC for 1-2 hours on the High Cool setting before the temperature drops below 60 degrees, then shut it off for the night. If you install some cheap insulation foam on your windows and doors your room will stay cool much longer.
Never run a window AC when the temperature outside is below 60 degrees because it can freeze up the unit. I ran my previous air conditioner everyday in the summer and never knew why it kept shutting off on its own on cold nights. I thought there was a short in it. There must have been an internal chip failsafe that kept my old air conditioner from destroying itself... this is why it still works to this day.
This Frigidaire air conditioner was relatively easy to install right out of the box and fit securely in my window. The only tool I needed was a Philips screwdriver. A handy person could probably install this AC unit by themselves in about 10 minutes.
Two notable mentions from the installation manual... the 5/16" pitch is built in to the design of the AC unit so no need to worry about doing it yourself. Pitch is the backward tilt which causes water to exit the back of the machine and drain to the outside. In step 1 on page 2 they mention placing the unit on the floor to install the side panels, but what they don't specify is that you must place the unit on its back to do so. To get the accordion panels in place lay the air conditioner on its back with buttons face up and slide each panel through the 4 holes on each side. You'll know when you've done it correctly.
I almost didn't buy this air conditioner due to the negative reviews about it not cooling and/or breaking right away. Am starting to think that people give too much weight to negative product reviews these days. Electronics are generally tested before sale and rarely fail right out of the box. Paying extra on an extended warranty is betting on your electronic to fail which is almost always a losing venture.
It's also worth noting that most people never leave positive reviews on any items they buy, they only leave a review if something is wrong with it. This behavior highly skews product reviews in a negative way.
My main complaint regarding this Frigidaire air conditioner is that there is no built in timer. But that would likely have raised the price closer to $300. My old air conditioner had a timer but was very heavy and much harder to install. There are timers online you can buy that should work with air conditioners. But as mentioned previously if you insulate your room properly you can probably get by running this AC unit for just an hour or two most nights. My only other complaint is a minor one. I leave my air conditioner plugged in and turn the unit on and off on a daily basis. I would much rather have push buttons on an air conditioner than a knob that you turn that could eventually break off.
Final note: When I first got this Frigidaire air conditioner it did not produce super cold air immediately right out of the box. I believe it took a few hours. This is something to keep in mind. Just because an air conditioner doesn't get super cold instantly doesn't mean it's broken." — Paul D. Rockwood

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3. hOmeLabs 5000 BTU - Ideal for Rooms up to 150 Square Feet


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Highlight: Features 7 temperature settings for cooling flexibility.

Helpful review: "I have to say, I am no stranger to window units. I had 2 in my last house to help out the old central a/c and they had all the remotes and digital thermostat settings etc. etc. One was 5000btu (That I paid 99.00 for new 4 years ago) like this one but did not nearly put out the FAST cold like this little work horse does, even if you set it down to 65. Now I have only had for 2 days, so if anything changes I will be back to edit, but so far;
Pros:
Small size, I think you would be hard-pressed to find a window this would not fit in. Moreover, it's not flimsy or cheap made, the buttons are sturdy, everything about this little unit feels well built and solid, not all plastic-y.
Comes with instructions that are actually readable though like any instructions some parts are laughable and the graphics though big, could be darker, (Don't use this product with firearms?? Really, it says that! Uh, I don't think many people are planning to hunt their ac units.) still the pictures tell you all you need to know.
COLD! You want cold, you want FAST cold for say 1 small to mid sized (150sq ft) room, this is PERFECT. I would think in northern climates it would be fine for a one bedroom small/studio apt. as well. Not in the south though. Perfect for us HOT sleepers, it will freeze you and have you reaching for you favorite cuddle blanket in a hurry! I have central air where I live but I didn't want to set the whole house to 65 just to get it be 68 in one room at night only!
White noise sound, not THAT loud. Can still hear your bedroom TV without cranking up the volume to blaring levels. But if you are not one who does not sleep with a fan or who does not like white noise this might irritate you. I happen to go nuts without white noise sound! Not much louder than a box fan set on high. No rattles so far.
The side pullouts are much more well made/thicker then I've seen on more expensive units. Still my recommendation, living in a HOT HUMID BUG FILLED climate is, to put something in front or behind them, foam, thin plywood, anything, as those pull outs will actually let heat IN.
Reusable filter has easy pull out to clean.
A pro to me anyways, is without a thermostat, remotes, digital settings all that, there is much less to break or go wrong. Its a box made to cool in the most basic sense and that's what it does and it does it WELL and fast!
The power pull doesn't make lights blink or dim as its not kicking on and off, its just running cold. IMHO after the hurricanes and being without power this is a perfect size to have to hook up to a generator easily as the worst part of after the storms are the days and weeks with no power or cooling or ice.
Cons:
Shipped in manufacturer box with no outer box, my unit was slightly dented and of course they could not follow on the label instructions on WHERE to put it when delivered-that has nothing to do with the seller or Amazon, just grrrrr. I'm all for saving trees but I also want my purchased product to arrive alive and not dented.
Has this HORRIBLE cardboard thing on the side to make it fit well in the box and when I went to pull off a tab fell INSIDE the unit. SO I had to bend a vent on the side and go fishing with a wire hanger and pliers to get it out-poor thinking on the packing! Remove CAREFULLY!
HEAVY for us older people, I never saw the weight but its actually heavier than the high dollar 5000btu unit I used to own. I was expecting LIGHT, it is not LIGHT. With two older people, it becomes very light, but it is not a one elderly person job. For the young and fit its 1 person lift no problem.
Vent direction only goes from side to side, no up and down and no multi-directional. But it moves smoothly.
Just wear a good pair of leather gloves when moving it and you won't cut your fingers on back vent-I've done that before on other units and its just a hazard of all window a/c units so the reviews of bloody hands are just people not knowing any better. I learned the hard way too once!
Overall I am extremely satisfied. Has 2 basic temperate settings, -freeze- and -holy BLEEP its FRIGID gimme blanket now! 2 fan speeds, No remotes. No thermostat, so you have to monitor that, it just RUNS COLD. Cord is about 6ft and has reset buttons on back, 3 prong-you will want an outlet and not an extension cord or power strip for this. Right now the highs are only in the mid 80's n very humid and its made my bedroom like ICE and humidity GONE as I was still having some humidity even with the central a/c running.. I also have a memory foam mattress which makes sleeping hot for me though I love the memory foam comfort. And at a certain age us gals just get HOT at night. And just a FYI the OPTIMAL sleeping temperature for the majority of humans is no higher than 68! This makes my room quite a bit cooler than that!
I will say that after I installed I took a nap and that nap turned into 4 hours long of Ahhhhh soooo nice comfort! Just what my bedroom needed!
If you are a HOT sleeper or have a room that is just STUFFY, and you LIKE COLD, and want NEW at a very affordable price, this is a great little deal. If anything changes over the course of me running it or as the days get up into the 90's 100's I will come back and edit. But right now I am thinking about a second one for my craft room. Too cold? Just make the 6 foot trip to the dial to put it down or off. Why complain it has no remote when it clearly states that it has no remote!??! We used to have to do that in the old days with TVs too! ^^ Walk over to them to change the channel. Its not that hard! Really! :)" — Larry Caroll

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4. Midea 5,000 BTU - Easy-to-Use Mechanical Control

Top-rated: 9,004 ratings


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Highlight: All mounting accessories are included.

Helpful review: "I bought this for my garage. I live in Alabama. It is March 7, 2023 and was 86 degrees today. This air conditioner was delivered today, so you know I had to install it! Packaging was easy to remove. Now, I must have the world's smallest window in my garage. It's an old, metal frame window. When I read the description, it seemed like it would fit perfectly after measuring my window. The unit itself fit no problem. The issue was the side panels. It was just like an inch too big horizontally to fit my window. However, I remedied this issue by cutting an inch off of the left and right panel frames. Doing this allowed it to fit perfectly. The height was fine. The screws it comes with are kind of junk, but they work for what you need. Also, the mounting brackets didnt work for me, but again, I have some crazy windowns, apparently. So I made my modifications, installed it, and turned it on. Initially, it made a lot of noise kicking on the first time. Now it's quite quiet. It's blowing out some seriously cold air. I am in the process of insulating my garage (already did the garage doors, working on throwing up the panels on the rafters). I think this is going make working on my cars during the summer exponentially better. I don't know how it will do in the full blown summer yet, but I have high hopes. It will at least be tolerable. I'll update in a few months if anything goes wrong with it. Side note: if you want to insulate your garage with insulation panels, go to Lowes over home depot. I got Poly Pro 3/4" thick 4' x 8' panels for approx. $15 a piece. Just use a sharp utility knife to cut it and gorilla glue hot glue sticks to mount it to your garage door panels. You'll need to put blocks of the insulation panels on the garage doors before you install your cut panels or else the height won't be right. You'll know what I'm talking about if you go to do it.)Thank me later." — Tiffany Kotopka
Trending review: "Wow!!! I got this small window unit (intended to cool only 150 sq. feet of space) for the living room of my apartment to replace an older GE unit of the same specs that had died after only 1 year of use. I had honestly never heard of the brand Midea before and was a little skeptical, but noticed all the positive reviews and decided to take a chance on this. So glad I did! Despite its small size and specs for "only" having enough BTUs to cool 150 sq. feet of space, this little unit is an ABSOLUTE BEAST. (Note: I am using it in conjunction with a 10,000 BTU A/C on the 2nd floor of my apartment.) My entire apartment is around 1,200 sq. feet. By using a 10,000 BTU A/C (which happens to be an LG brand) on the upstairs floor and this 5,000 BTU Midea unit on the 1st floor, I am able to maintain my entire apartment at a consistent temp of 66 degrees.....even when it is 90 degrees outside. Pretty impressive! The Midea definitely outperforms other brands of the same BTU that I have used in past summers. For example, with previous (other brand) 5,000 BTU units and the exact same configuration (i.e. - a 10,000 BTU unit running upstairs and a different brand of 5,000 BTU running downstairs), I have only been able to get the temp in the apartment down to 68-70 degrees, depending on how hot it is outside. Again, the Midea --- with the temp outside between 85-90 the past few days --- has been solidly maintaining the temp in my apartment at a crisp 66 degrees: pretty impressive! I am supposing that when the temp outside rises to 100+, it may creep up to 68 or so (we shall see), but even so, this little unit is already performing way better than any other previous brand of the same BTU. The other thing I love about the Midea is the speed at which it brings the temp down the first 2-3 degrees. Consistently each day, when I start the unit, the temp in my apartment comes down by 2-3 degrees within the first 20-40 minutes. That is fast! Thereafter, I have observed that the Midea continues to bring the temp down by about 2 degrees per hour, bottoming out at 65-66 degrees, a very respectable low temp. This holds true even when we are cooking in the kitchen 20 feet away, or working out in the living room (generating body heat). After such a positive initial experience with this brand, I have purchased 2 more A/C units by Midea --- one other 5,000 BTU, and also a 6,000 BTU. I highly recommend this brand for the price. As I said before, it clearly outperforms other brands at similar BTU levels. Only drawback is it's a bit noisy, but honestly I will take noisy for this level of cool comfort." — Vivian Tarango

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5. LG 6,000 BTU - Best Auto-Restart Feature

Top-rated: 16,343 ratings


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Highlight: After a power failure, Auto Restart will automatically turn the unit back on when power is restored.

Helpful review: "I selected buying this 6000 BTU LG for my bedroom after first considered buying another Frigidaire, Haier or a GE air conditioner. I was particularly interested in an a/c unit with low noise, efficient running and of modest cost. Air flow was also important concept. The LG has a 52 decibel rating at low cooling compared to 51 decibel rating for the 6000 Frigidaire; essentially both being quieter than the 6000 Haier and hugely quieter than the 6000 GE. As a frame of reference 50 decibel is equivalent to the sound of high whisper or background sound of the average house. Sixty decibel is the range of typical conversation. Fifty-five decibel was the average decibel level for most window a/c’s in recent past years. To my ears, the fan noise and air turbulence from the output grill of this LG is about the same as the typical window box fan; the compressor over rides that sound mostly because it operates at a bit higher pitch. The Frigidaire seems to have a slightly quieter cooling compressor – but more of a rushing air turbulence from its front discharge grill that tends to offset that benefit.
For some, noise is not a major concern as it can even be welcomed in moderation to act as white noise masking unwanted sounds. For me, a/c noise while sleeping can be a bother. However, I have slept very well with this LG while set on its energy saving mode. That setting allows fan to shut off with the cooling compressor – but with fan coming back on in 90 second intervals and running for 30 seconds to sample air temperature until triggered by a rise in temperature to run the compressor. This energy saving schemes seems excellent to me. No noise for a bit at a time, and yet the air is kept from overly stagnating. The Frigidaire by contrast runs for 3 minutes after the compressor stops, then waits 10 minutes to run the fan for a super short 10 second span sampling the temperature. In that time span, I often grew a bit uncomfortable with still air becoming warm. The Haier runs 3 minutes like the Frigidaire after compressor stops and waits 10 minutes before recirculates the air for a 3 minute pattern.
Both the LG and Frigidaire get extra energy saving by slinging condensation water from the compressor onto the back exchange fins. In heavy rain or high air moisture, the outward fan doing the slinging gets swamped by too much water to plow through, sometimes. This appears to be more a problem with my Frigidaire unit than with my new LG. Simple solution for me is to not use energy saving mode that stalls the fan in spurts from spraying the water over the outside fins – and also avoid using low fan speed. Medium or high fan speed plow through the water build-up well. The LG has a black drain plug on outside right rear. So far in the humid Florida weather, I have had no need to do this, but would simply open and then close the plug when circumstances allowed to return to better energy efficiency.
The most pleasant aspect of this LG for me is the uncommon inclined cooling grill.at a 30 degree angle, approximately. While the Frigidaire and Haier have 4-way air direction control neither send cool air to my ceiling were hotter air rises. The LG incline grill sends cooling air that kisses my ceiling. I don’t experience the stratifying pockets of hot air like most other a/c’s leave. The Frigidaire is a solid, well built unit with a very high Consumer Report rating – but its 4-way air control seems to me to direct air flow marginally. I like the appearance of the LG over the Frigidaire or Haier; it resembling the a/c units found under the window and installed in the wall of most upper quality motels. The 6000 LG seems to run about as quite as those units. If you have experienced staying in a motel you’ll have a fairly good idea of the low 52 decibel range of this 6000 LG." — Kristan Rounds

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6. TOSOT 10,000 BTU - Temperature-Sensing Remote

Top-rated: 2,325 ratings


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Highlight: Artist-designed, sleek, minimalistic unit.

Helpful review: "The reason I bought this product was because the reviews for service backed behind the product! For me I saw that first hand. Unfortunately after 1 yr of having the product a code continued to pop up, we contacted customer support. Although it had been just over 1 yr for the warranty, they were able to place an extension and sent another air conditioner free of charge. They were very friendly and took into account that the AC unit should definitely have more life to it. I feel my money is valued in this company and would highly recommend. Ans aside from the service, the product itself is impressive and top of the line! The technology involved is above the rest. The unit has the ability to cool a room very quickly and my electric bill is very low. The machine is quit heavy, and I would recommend keeping the manual to revert back to yearly. The remote control has many functions and the codes in the back of the manual have specific instructions if something is to go wrong." — William Z. Barnes
Trending review: "I'm leaving this review specifically for the customer service aspect of this purchase. However -The AC itself works great! Easy to put the slides on, easy to install in the window, easy instructions. Has a nice sleek, and modern, look. I like that the vents close up completely when the unit is not in use. About a week in the remote stopped working. Not sure what happened, I changed the batteries out, but no dice. I reached out to customer service, not actually thinking I would even hear back from them (because I think we're all a bit used to lack luster customer service generally). I had a response to my email in about 12 hours. Not only did Mason, the customer service rep, immediately ask for my email- I had a tracking number for another remote ASAP. The remote arrived quickly and worked perfectly. To my surprise- Mason followed up again about a week later to make sure the remote solved the problem. I can't remember the last time customer service actually reached out again to double check that the problem had been resolved. I don't know why the remote broke, sometimes stuff just happens. I don't think that is a knock against the company. The AC works great and the customer support is superior. 10 out of 10, will order from them again when the time comes." — Kory Skaggs

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7. TCL 12,000 BTU - 8-Way Cooling Using 4-Way Directional Vents

Top-rated: 2,249 ratings


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Highlight: Sleep mode lowers your energy bill at night, while eco-mode saves you energy during the day.

Helpful review: "I like it. It is very quiet, has many nice features, and comes with a remote which is surprisingly handy. I use it on a timer, and even though it has electronic controls, it remembers its settings and when power is restored (by the timer) comes back on as it should. Temperature control is excellent. I use it in a 9 x 12 bedroom and it has no trouble getting it as cold as I want. I don't like air conditioners that shut off the fan when the compressor isn't running, and this one has an option to leave the fan running continuously. The only thing I don't know about is the reliability of the unit, as I've only had it for a few days. It does seem well made. I did buy a service plan, which I usually don't do. It was $45 for 4 years which seems like a good deal to me, especially considering the reviews that describe problems with the unit and with getting service. Now, the output vents do not adjust much, and the unit was blowing cold air directly on me in bed. I built a simple diverter; problem solved. Moreover, the installation instructions were pretty awful, and I couldn't really install it satisfactorily, partly because my window has brass weather-stripping that blocks the sill. It requires installing it with a slight downward slope, but you can't measure the slope with the sash down. There's also no way for me to fasten the bottom of the unit using the supplied clips. And, the manual shows two included pieces of weather-stripping, I only got one (plus some strange sticky foam not shown in the parts list), and there is nothing in the instructions about how and where to use the foam." — Jim Cafaro
Trending review: "This little guy saved my summer. Packs a pretty big punch for it's small size. I installed it in a narrow sliding window. If you have a hair over 16" of clearance with the operable part of the window removed, you can make this fit without the extenders installed. You will have to figure out a different way to seal the around and above, but it was worth every penny. I got it to condition one bedroom but my whole apartment feels better with it on. One tiny criticism is that the filter only slides out of the right side (as you face the unit) so installing it in the left side of a window would be better especially in a tight squeeze like I have it." — D'anna Zito
Reassuring review: "Not much to say except it's exactly what it claims to be. I have it installed in a decent sized bedroom and it works perfectly. I have no idea what the square footage is, but I can say in less than 30 minutes of operation, this AC had the room noticeably cooler. It replaced a defunct window unit that in comparison to this one I think wasn't cooling properly for a while as this one was so much colder so much faster. If you happen to have wood window sills, then everything you need is in the box (screws to secure the window to the top of the AC and to ensure the fold outs on the sides remain extended). It honestly took longer to get the only broken AC out of the window than it did to install this one lol. It doesn't have a remote, but considering the size room you're likely to install it in TO ME it doesn't matter at all. I also like that it has mechanical controls (rotating switches, etc.) rather than digital controls...this AC just seems very durable in how it's made 👍" — Mitchell Mullin II

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8. GE 6000 BTU - EZ Mount Installation Kit Included

Top-rated: 1,956 ratings


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Highlight: Has a fixed chassis and installs easily in a double hung window with included EZ Mount installation kit.

Helpful review: "What I did not like was - the box was delivered to my door and a picture taken by the delivery person, but what the picture did not show was the huge ripped/torn hole in the middle on one side of the box that could have meant the unit was damaged inside. A smaller tear on another place also. Thankfully the unit was in good shape as it was a much needed replacement during this hot weather. It is not just Amazon though. I had ordered a second air conditioner from Walmart and it also came with a damaged box and a big dent in the unit. It doesn't seem to effect its operation so we kept it as it was so needed. This seems to be a pattern of either suppliers or delivery people to just toss things around and not care what people pay their hard earned money for or how desperate they may need it to be in the good shape they expect it to be delivered in." — Eddy Abbott
Trending review: "Our central air unit went out 4 days before my son’s birth in the heat of July. Needless to say, I was miserable and freaking out about getting a replacement before we came home from the hospital. I ordered this 6000 GE window unit for our bedroom so we wouldn’t melt while waiting for repairs. The price was better on Amazon than any of the home-improvement stores, and it actually arrived earlier than expected. We were able to install it with no issues, and it was powerful enough to cool not only our large master suite, but also some of the other rooms upstairs. Even now that the central AC unit has been replaced, we are keeping this one in the window for additional cooling and white noise while sleeping." — Liz Green
Reassuring review: "All in all, the unit is great for the price and efficient for an office or averaged sized room. It isn't crazy loud or anything and it's relatively flat so it doesn't pop out that much off the window. This is a small unit so I wouldn't expect it to cool off any room crazy fast or anything, but honestly it has been good. Only complaint and it's my fault as I assumed where the air comes out you can position the air flow but there is only left or right no up and down which kind of sucks as I like to blow the air upwards but again I didn't check before I bought. BTW super easy install I would get some form or something to block outside noise." — Danny Rangel

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9. Frigidaire 8,000 - Clean Filter Alert

Top-rated: 2,700 ratings


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Highlight: Temperature Control Feature maintains the preset room temperature, so you will remain comfortable at all times.

Helpful review: "Let me start by saying that this unit was ordered in exchange for a different brand that I installed and replaced after day one. I have had window air conditioners since 2008. I recently moved and “started over” and needed a larger unit. Though I have central air, I’m a very warm sleeper. And it seems no matter where I live, my bedroom is always the warmest room in the house. So in order not to overwork the central air just to keep one room cool enough, I have a window unit just for sleeping. The minute I installed this unit and turned it on, I knew it was a winner. The first thing that struck me was that I could feel the cold air blowing clear across the room; 14 feet. Other units, I can barely feel them standing 2 feet away. Based on previous units I’ve purchased/owned, this one is also quieter. And the “noise” it does make is more like a steady white noise - not the super rattling noise I’m used to with ACs. Also, the 6 way directional air flow is a fantastic feature. My window ledges are closer to the floor and this allows me to point the air at the ceiling where it can better “mix” like it’s supposed to. Oh, and the lowest temp you can set is 62, which in my experience, is lower than most by 4 degrees. In a matter of 5 minutes, this unit cooled down my room 7 degrees cooler than the one I exchanged out - which had been running for over 24 hours when I swapped them. I highly recommend this unit! If you install it properly and buy the right BTUs for your room size, people, sun, etc., you will not be disappointed. Install is super easy. I am a 58 year old woman and had no issues doing it myself whatsoever. So long as you can lift the weight and follow directions you’ll do great and reap the benefits of this mighty machine - otherwise you might need a helper. This is by far the best unit I’ve ever had!! Hoping this review doesn’t jinx me (LOL)." — Debbie Rosen
Trending review: "Bought this as a replacement for an old window AC I had. I decided to go with something a bit pricier and nicer. Overall, this thing is nice. I've had it installed for around 2 weeks now, and my only real complaint about it is the vibrating noise it had. I turned it on and once the cool air kicked on, it started this awful loud vibrating noise. I took the filter off and began looking around to see where the source of the noise was coming from. On the left side, 2 coils were vibrating against each-other (in 2 different places). Annoying, but an easy fix! I took some of the black foam that was included with the AC, and jammed it in between the places the noise was coming from. Now I have a much quieter AC that I'm pretty happy with. 4 stars for that issue because for the price, that really shouldn't have been an issue in the first place. So for all you potential buyers, this is something that shouldn't affect your decision to buy this AC. It does what it's supposed to do, and the vibrating is such an easy fix. Once it's fixed, it's really pretty quiet in my opinion. I'll update my review with any future issues should they arise." — Margo Barnard
Reassuring review: "I had gotten a portable ac unit that melted my wall outlet and just about cried when I had to unplug it due to fire hazard. Had to go shopping for a window unit I could install by myself. Based on reviews, and knowing Frigidaire is a good brand, I went with this 6000 BTU window unit. Where I live it is HOT. I mean the fires of hell hot, relentless heat for days in a row during summer, and even with my backup ac, could only get my house to 83 when it was 106 outside. Still on the warm side for us. I wanted more BTUs, but I also have to be able to lift it. Well this little beauty works like a champ. Was worried about what condition it would be in because I saw a lot of reviews showing damaged units from shipping. Feel like I got lucky because mine arrived in perfect condition. Awesome. This unit weighs 40 pounds so I was able to lift it carefully and install it. Now, how does it cool? The room was 84 when I was able to finally turn it on. The fan on high doesn’t blow too far, but then again it’s a small fan. The air coming out is very cold though. I put a good fan in front of it to throw the cool air further, and watched the temp start going down. Woke up this morning to a very comfy 75. It is also very quiet. A lot of people complained about the noise but I had to go over there and check it was still on it’s so quiet. I absolutely love this little cooler. Best part is, my outlet is nice and cool too. No warm wall, no fire hazard. Thank goodness we will survive the summer, and so will my house. Please be careful of portable AC units, if you have one, please check your wall outlet for damage or excessive heat as that is a fire hazard. I just do not understand why people don’t talk about that serious danger of portable units. Keep cool, and keep safe friends!" — Heather Wade

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