Top Window Air Conditioner Units | Buying Guide
When it comes to keeping your home cool and comfortable during those really hot summer days and nights, your home’s HVAC system could sometimes use a helping hand, especially if you lack central air conditioning.
There are many ways to supplement your cooling system with energy-saving additions, such as fans and portable AC units. However, if your home has a few particular “hot spots” where the AC just doesn’t seem to keep a particular room are area cool, then it may be time to add an AC window unit or two to your home’s cooling system to help keep your home’s indoor temperature cool and comfortable.
Window AC units are a cost-effective way to keep your home cool and are ideal for climates with high humidity levels where swamp coolers are not effective. Window AC units are available in a wide variety of styles and sizes to fit any type of room or window and can be easily installed DIY or by a professional HVAC technician.
Energy efficiency, versatility, and easy installation make window AC units a perfect cooling option for many home. If you’re considering adding a window AC unit to your home, then here are the top 5 best window AC units to keep your home cool all summer long. Note that if you have a casement window or sliding window, you’ll want to check our our casement and sliding window AC guide.
Not all window units are created equal. Of courses, size matters when it comes to window AC units and how much space they can cool in an effective and efficient manner. The Friedrich Chill 6,000 BTU can cool a large bedroom or space up to 350 square feet with no problem. This unit is very quiet and even oscillates left to right for greater cooling efficiency.
If you’re looking for a strong window AC unit with a focus on efficiency, this Koldfront unit may be the answer you’re looking for. It can do wonders to lower your energy bills by supplementing your home’s cooling system or even wholly cool small living spaces. The value of this unit is hard to beat, and when it comes to cooling an office, bedroom, or den, this unit is the perfect solution. Easy installation and remote control, makes this an ideal addition to any home cooling system. The unit also features multiple cooling settings and three fan speeds.
One important thing to keep in mind when buying a window AC unit is the amount of space it can cool an effective manner. Having a window AC unit that does little to help you set your thermostat at a more efficient setting or keep the room cool and comfortable is a waste of energy and money. If you have a home with large, wide-open spaces, then the Haier ESAQ406P Serenity 6,050 BTU Window AC unit is up the to task of cooling the large areas of your home. This unit can cool up to 250 square feet of space, and this unit is also super quiet and has some amazing energy-saving features such as fan only and dehumidifying settings. This is an ideal addition for homes that use a swamp cooler as its primary cooling source.
When it comes to Smart air conditioning, the Frigidaire Cool Connect is hard to beat. This unit can be controlled, via the Frigidaire Smart app, on your mobile device from anywhere you go. The unit is designed for cooling small to medium-sized spaces and is ideal for bedrooms or small apartments. The smart features of this unit make energy-saving easy by allowing you to turn the unit off or on and set temperatures when you’re away.
If lower energy bills are an important factor in choosing a window AC unit, then the LG Energy Star Window Air Conditioner with Wi-Fi is an excellent choice. This unit can cool spaces up to 340 square feet. The unit also boasts a 12.1 Energy Efficiency Ratio, which makes it an ideal window unit to cool larger rooms without the high cost of running your home’s AC at colder settings.
If your home’s cooling system isn’t getting the job done, then it may be time to upgrade to a newer system or supplement your cooling system with a window AC unit. It’s always smart to get the advice of an HVAC professional about the type and style of window AC unit that will work best with the windows and rooms in your home for maximum cooling and energy efficiency.
You’ll also want to make sure to have enough cooling capacity, identified by BTUs (British Thermal Units). To calculate the optimal BTUs for your space, use our BTU calculator for cooling.
Good luck on your next purchase, and be sure to check out our other guides for more recommendations.
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Published on 2020-06-10 by Ben Travis
Last updated on 2020-12-20