With the demand for window air conditioners rising, we always review the best that the market is offering. This comes in a period where consumers are more informed and demand the very best. Unfortunately, many don’t have the time, patience, and knowledge to compare the many products readily available.
We spent many hours researching many products and finally were able to pick out the top 10 best window air conditioners in 2020.
Table of Contents
- List of Top 10 Best Window Air Conditioners in 2020
- #10. Frigidaire FFRA1011R1
- #9. Emerson Quiet Kool EARC12RE1
- #8. Haier HWE12XCR High-Efficiency
- #7. Frigidaire 10,000 Btu Window-Mounted Compact
- #6. SPT WA-1222S Energy Star, 12,000BTU
- #5. GE AHM08LW Energy Star, 8,000 BTU, White
- #4. Frigidaire FFRA1022R1, 10000 BTU 115 Volts
- #3. Koldfront WAC12001W 208/230V
- #2. HOmeLabs 5000 BTU, 7 Speed Fan
- #1. Koldfront WAC10002WCO, 10,000 BTU 115V
List of Top 10 Best Window Air Conditioners in 2020
We spent time researching many of the following products and finally were able to pick out the top ten best window air conditioners in 2020.
#10. Frigidaire FFRA1011R1
The first item that caught our eyes was this window-mounted air conditioner from Frigidaire. We like the small and compact design, which makes it a perfect fit for most standard windows. We agree with many other consumers that it mounts easily even if done by an inexperienced person. This is courtesy of the simple design and user-friendly instructions. With 10,000 BTU, the unit delivers good cooling to small and medium-sized rooms and runs via 115 volt AC.
#9. Emerson Quiet Kool EARC12RE1
In comparison to the other items that make up this list, the Emerson Quiet Kool EARC12RE1 is one of the smallest and lightest pieces. However, it delivers good cooling to cater for rooms up to 450-550 square feet. It has a 12,000 Btu rating and easily mounts on normal windows. For easy application, it features a large digital display and has 3 fan speed choices.
#8. Haier HWE12XCR High-Efficiency
The Haier brand has many window-mounted air conditioners under its sleeve. This one, in particular, is among the top of the company and in the market too. The HWE12XCR has a BTU rating of 12000 and is fit for rooms as large as 550 square feet. It consists of 4 functions (cool, fan, energy saver, and dehumidify) and can easily be controlled via the included remote. And to suit the visually impaired people, the unit has Braille.
#7. Frigidaire 10,000 Btu Window-Mounted Compact
Besides keeping the room cool and more conducive especially in the hot weather, this window-mounted air conditioner from Frigidaire will keep the power bills low. It is fit for many windows and does not need drilling too many holes or modifying the structure. The 12000 BTU unit runs via 115volts and distributes the cool air as far as 450sq.ft. With a 12.0 energy efficiency ratio (EER), this energy-star rated unit very efficient.
#6. SPT WA-1222S Energy Star, 12,000BTU
The SPT WA-1222S Air Conditioner is praised for its energy efficiency and reliability. We also confirm that is discharges cool/cold air fast and will have the room cool within a short time. We give credit to the superior technology and design that makes this possible. It has a 12,000 BTU rating and features 3 fan speeds for versatility. The digital display boosts operation whereas the odor removal function keeps the surrounding conducive.
#5. GE AHM08LW Energy Star, 8,000 BTU, White
The GE AHM08LW air conditioner comes in a basic design for easy and quick installation. It works great with most window types and is among the simplest to operate. The 8,000 BTU rated unit works fast to ensure the room is cooled within a short time. And considering it is Energy Star Certified, you will not have to dig deeper into your pocket because of increased power bills. The white color suits it’s for most decors.
#4. Frigidaire FFRA1022R1, 10000 BTU 115 Volts
The Keystone KSTAW05B is a high quality and affordable window air conditioner. The unit comes in a nice package for improving protection, especially during transportation and storage. It’s appropriate for homes, offices, hotels, restaurant and other places. The 10,000 BTU rated unit runs via 115 Volt Ac and is effective for rooms as up top 450 square feet. With a 10.9 energy efficiency ratio, it keeps power consumption low while maximizing efficiency.
#3. Koldfront WAC12001W 208/230V
In our honest opinion, this is one of the most functional and versatile air conditioners on the market. The Koldfront WAC12001W will keep the room either cool or hot depending on your preferences. The 12,000 BTU rated unit has a large coverage and blows the air fast for maximum effectiveness. It will handle spaces up to 550 cu.ft and has 4-way louvers for directing the air in different directions. Selecting the preferred mode is easy thanks to the simple user-friendly interface.
#2. HOmeLabs 5000 BTU, 7 Speed Fan
If it would support 240V AC power and the brackets for the accordion flaps worked well with very narrow windows, this air conditioner would probably top our review. Nevertheless, it’s still one of the best on the market. We love its simplicity and versatility, which makes it very reliable and effective. It has a BTU rating of 5,000 and 7-speed fans for better performance. The heavy-duty piece has coverage up to 150 cu.ft and can cool or even increase the room temperature.
#1. Koldfront WAC10002WCO, 10,000 BTU 115V
Measuring 14.6 high, inches 19 inches wide, and 21.5 inches deep, this air conditioner will fit okay in many windows. The Koldfront WAC10002WCO comes in a space-efficient design to suit even the narrow and small windows. The easy installation together with clear instructions improves the mounting while the white color complements the surrounding. The 10,000BTU piece can deliver cool air as far as 550 cu.ft and has an operating temperature range of 62 – 86F. The 3 variable fan speeds together with the remote control improve functionality.
We admit that it was much harder to identify the best of the best window air conditioners. First, technology has greatly improved and the units have become smaller but more reliable. Second, they share many similarities, which meant that what separates two units was something as little as being slightly noisy or a tad bit heavy.
Third, there are many air conditioners on the market. Fourth, the consumer’s preferences are not only diverse but also peculiar. What may be good in our eyes may not be well appreciated by some consumers. All-in-all, you should find a good piece of the above products.