After running three weeks of cooling tests, the Frigidaire is our winner overall.
You might think all window ACs are the same, but the fact that the Frigidaire cooled our room significantly quicker than the other finalists is huge plus hence it made our top pick. And it was the easiest to lift and install (which is pretty rare for window AC’s).
The Frigidaire is priced competitively: it’s not the cheapest window AC we found, but it’s the least expensive new model with an energy star rating.
Frigidaire also included some perks like a remote with a built-in temperature sensor.
For noise, the Frigidaire was loudest on our sound pressure meter, but we didn’t mind the sound of the fan as much as the one on the LG.
Now, if you’re more worried about noise than top performance, the Friedrich Chill series is a premium and respected brand designed for extra-quiet cooling (a very unique feature).
So, if you’re thinking about installing this in your bedroom, the Friedrich is definitely your best bet.
This AC makes the same amount of noise when it’s pumping out cold air that the other models do when they’re just running a fan.
Although its efficient, there are things we didn’t like about the Friedrich.
This is a beast to install, and it’s also pricey.
The Frigidaire goes for about $240, if you want to cut noise in half you’ll have to shell out about around $370.
One more thing to note before you go buy an air conditioner:
bigger is not always better.
We tested 8,000 BTU models because overall that’s the most popular size.
But if you’ve got a small room, an AC this size might cool the air too quickly and turn off before it has a chance to condense all the extra humidity.
Cold air that’s damp is pretty gross.
So, whatever brand you shop for, check the recommended BTU capacity for your room size.
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