- Energy saving feature
- Comes with several modes
- Unimpressive remote control
Updated on September 25, 2020
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Window Air Conditioners are an effective way to keep your rooms or apartments cool, especially for those that don’t have access to central Air Conditioners. It is easy to set up, all you need is some wall space or an existing window that could fit an Air Conditioner. It cools your room by taking in the hot and humid air and de-humidifies it, finally returning it into the room while sending the warm air outside. Once you have set up a Window Air Conditioner, you can have a relaxed day during the summers.
Not only are Window Air Conditioners affordable to buy but they are also very economical to operate regularly.
Most of the Window Air Conditioners have a very good energy efficiency ratio (EER). Which gives you a better understanding of the energy required to run. To ensure that they are energy efficient, check the star rating of the product.
To install you need a wall or a window hole. Just make sure the rear end of the AC is facing the outdoors or someplace that the hot air can be passed onto. Thus, calling a technician to fit windows AC is recommended,
Window Air Conditioners are mounted on a wall and doesn’t take any floor space.
There are two types of filters that are usually used in a Window AC. A standard filter that is the most common type of filter and is found dominatingly in the majority of Air Conditioners. It needs to be periodically replaced to ensure proper airflow and filtration. The other type is a washable filter that can be easily rinsed and reused. These are durable and can be reused multiple times.
The thermostat is what allows you to control the temperature of the Air Conditioner. Most Air Conditioners have a digital readout of the temperature along with an automatic shut off feature. It will automatically turn off the Air Conditioner and turn it back on to maintain the desired temperature.
The remote allows you to operate the Air Conditioner without physically touching the controls on it. Standard remotes will let you control the temperature and speed of the fan. A good remote will have a display on it which will allow you to see all the important details without having to look at the Air Conditioner.
The rate in which the room cools down is dependent on the fan speed. However, it is because of the presence of the fan that, most of the Air Conditioners make noise while functioning. However, few brands do offer a ‘silent’ feature that numbs the sound of the fan to some extent.
You need to consider the size of the room and how you are planning on using the Air Conditioner before buying one. If you live in a large home then a smaller Air Conditioner might not be able to cool the room as effectively as you would want.
Models that have an Energy Star rating can be operated up to 15% more efficiently than units that are do not have an Energy Star. Read the description carefully for the number of Energy Stars given to the product.
The market is flooded with a variety of products. Even when you know what you are looking for, the variety can throw you off. We hope our guide has helped you better inform yourself when buying a new Window Air Conditioner. For more options take a look at the featured section above as it contains some of the recommended products that are reviewed by us on the basis of their performance and durability.
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