While people have little control over air quality and temperatures outdoors, there are plenty of options to make the indoor environment as comfortable as possible. Air conditioning is a summer staple in most regions, and window mounted air conditioning units can bring added comfort and lower energy bills in many cases. Here are the top 10 window air conditioning units for cooling both small and large spaces.
1. Frigidaire FFRA0511R1 Window Mounted Mini Compact Air Conditioner
The 5,000 BTU Frigidaire FFRA0511R1 mini compact window air conditioning unit is designed to cool rooms of up to 150 square feet. The unit comes with an installation kit that contains what is needed to safely mount the air conditioner into most windows, and the air conditioner operates with 115 volt electrical outlet. The air conditioning unit uses rotary, manual controls to operate its two cooling and fan speeds. The mini compact air conditioner also acts as a dehumidifier and additional air filter that traps airborne contaminants that are not picked up by the filter in a home’s primary central heating system. The unit’s filter is washable. Consumers gave the Frigidaire Window Mounted Mini Compact air conditioner good reviews for its effective and quiet performance.
2. Frigidaire FFRE1033Q1 Window Mounted Compact Air Conditioner
The Frigidaire FFRE1033Q1 Window Mounted Compact air conditioning unit is a 10,000 BTU model that cools rooms of up to 450 square feet. This air conditioner dehumidifies indoor spaces while it cools, and it comes with an ionizer and filter to help clean and sanitize stagnant indoor air. The unit fits windows with minimum heights and widths of 15.5 inches and 23 inches respectively. This air conditioner has digital controls that allow users to set desired temperatures, change fan speeds and direct cool air flow. A remote control device is included.
3. Frigidaire FFRH0822R1 Air Conditioner/Heat Pump
The Frigidaire FFRH0822R1 air conditioner and heat pump is a 8,000 BTU unit that provides effective cooling for 350 square feet of space in the summer. The unit also doubles as a secondary heat source for the space during the winter. This air conditioner is electronically controlled and comes with a remote control device for convenient setting of cooling and heating settings. Running an air conditioning unit non-stop during heated summer days can be costly. The 24 hour timer, which allows users to preselect times to turn the unit off and on again automatically, is a special cost saving feature of the Frigidaire FFRH0822R1 combination air conditioner and heat pump unit.
4. Frigidaire FFRE0833Q1 Window Mounted Mini Compact Air Conditioner
The window mounted Frigidaire FFRE0833Q1 air conditioner is an 8,000 BTU unit that can cool rooms of up to 350 square feet. The unit operates using a standard 115 volt outlet, and its the three prong electric cord reaches over six feet in length. This mini compact air conditioner fits windows with heights and widths of 14 and 23 inches respectively. The main features of this small air conditioner include an air cleaning ionizer, preprogrammed modes that can be used to save on utility bills and a digital control panel that can be accessed by remote control.
5. LG Electronics LW80 15HR Slide In-Out Chassis Air Conditioner
The LG LW80 15HR air conditioner cools up to 320 square feet of living space, and it comes with a built in supplemental heating mechanism. The unit has a thermostat, a special energy saver mode and a 24 hour timer to keep a room comfortable without incurring extremely high energy bills. The air conditioner’s filter, which picks up all types of particles like dust and pollen, is washable, and the unit automatically alerts users when the filter must be cleaned.
6. Frigidaire FFRE0533Q1 Window Mounted Mini Compact Air Conditioner
The 5,000 BTU Frigidaire FFRE0533Q1 wall mounted, compact air conditioning unit cools rooms of up to 150 square feet. The unit features electronic controls that can be operated at the unit or at at distance via remote control. One of the control options is the Energy Saver mode that uses less energy to start and operate the unit.
7. LG LW1015ER Window Mounted Air Conditioner
The LG LW1015ER window mounted air conditioner is a 10,000 BTU unit that cools up to 450 square feet of space. The unit’s digital controls allow users to set fan and cooling speeds; the four way air direction modes help to ensure that every part of a room is cooled sufficiently. Users can operate the air conditioner’s controls even while relaxing on the couch via the included remote control device. The unit, which is exposed regularly to high amounts of moisture, comes with an anti-corrosion coating that extends the life of the air conditioner.
8. Frigidaire FFRE0633Q1 Window Mounted Mini Compact Air Conditioner
The 6,000 BTU Frigidaire FFRE0633Q1 operates using a standard 115 volt electrical outlet, and its three prong power cord extends over six feet. The comprehensive electronic controls allow users to direct air flow in eight different ways as well as select the desired temperature for a room. This Frigidaire air conditioner cools rooms of up to 250 square feet, and it comes with an ionizer that cleans the indoor air of dust, pollen and other contaminants.
9. LG LW1215ER Air Conditioner
The 12,000 BTU LG LW1215ER window mounted air conditioner cools up to 550 square feet of living space. The unit is Energy Star certified, and it fits windows with minimum heights and widths of 16 and 27 inches respectively. Users of the LG window mounted air conditioner can set the electronic controls to operate the unit’s three fan and cooling speeds. Consumers gave the product good reviews for ease of assembly, quiet operations and powerful performance.
10. LG Electronics LW1215HR Air Conditioner and Supplemental Heating Unit
Buyers of the 12,000 BTU LG Electronics LW1215HR combination air conditioner and heating unit can enjoy comfortable indoor temperatures all year. The unit cools living spaces of up to 550 square feet. The LG Electronics air conditioner features a thermostat, energy saving pre-programmed modes and a programmable timer to turn the unit on and off automatically. This LG Electronics air conditioner does not operate with a standard 115 volt outlet; it works only with a special 230 volt outlet.