Hey everybody, I'm Dan here for another Your Best Digs quick take review.
Today, we're going to see if we can beat the summer heat waveswith the best window air conditioner.
This is just a quick look at our favorite two window air conditioners.
If you want to see more info or all our test results check out our post on YourBestDigs.
This isn't a sponsored review, we buy all of the products we test.
We've been testing portable air conditioners for a few years and this summer we decidedto compare window air conditioners as well.
Now, compared to portables, window ACs are far more efficient.
All air conditioner systems have to collect and then try to get rid of heat.
In a portable, all of the hot and noisy parts are right there beside you, trying desperatelyto blow all that heat out the window through a hose.
In a window unit, all that stuff is happening outside.
So, window installs are great, but they definitely have limitations.
These models are usually only designed to work in one kind of window: a double-hungwindow, where the inside pane slides down and can keep the AC unit from falling out.
Lots of newer homes have windows that slide side to side, and this type of AC just won'twork there without some hacks.
To find the best window AC, it’s important to note we only bought new models that wereenergy- star rated for efficiency, reasonably pricedand readily available from the most respected brands.
Our top three: the Frigidaire, Friedrich, and LG.
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 ourroom significantly quicker than the other finalistsis a huge plus hence it made our top pick.
And it was the easiest to lift and install (which is pretty rare for window ACs).
The Frigidaire is priced competitively: it's not the cheapest window AC we found, but it'sthe 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’tmind 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 seriesis 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, theFriedrich is definitely your best bet.
This AC makes the same amount of noise when it's pumping out cold air that the other modelsdo 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'llhave 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 beforeit 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.
Thanks again for watching our quick take review of the best window air conditioners.
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Again, I’m Dan.
Thanks for watching this quick take review.