Top 5 Best Window Air Conditioners 2015

by PaulGoodman67

Window air conditioners can be an efficient, convenient, and cost effective way to keep a home comfortable. Here are my selections for the best window air conditioners available.

A window air conditioner can generally serve three different purposes.

Firstly, and most often, it can act as the sole source of air conditioning in a room or property.

Secondly, it can be used to boost air conditioning in a property which already has a central air conditioning system, but perhaps not great coverage.

Thirdly, it can act as a backup for a property where the central air conditioning system is unreliable.

Typical things that you might want to take into account when comparing and choosing an air conditioner are factors such as the capacity (measured in BTU), the temperature range, whether there is a remote, versatility of the settings such as the fan speeds, and extra features.

I hope that you enjoy reading my top 5 list for the best window air conditioners 2015 and find it useful.

Frigidaire FRA064VU1
Frigidaire FRA064VU1

Powerful Cooling and High Efficiency: The Frigidaire FRA064VU1!

Frigidaire are a leading brand when it comes to window air conditioners, and their FRA064VU1 model is one of their best and popular products.

With a cooling capacity of 6000 BTU, this product is ideal for cooling rooms up to 216 sq. ft. in size, combining powerful cooling with high energy efficiency.

In Energy Saver mode, the fan will operate for one minute after the compressor shuts off. The fan then cycles on for 20 second periods at ten minute intervals until the room temperature is higher than the temperature that has been set, at which point the compressor restarts.

It also comes with a remote which is convenient and remarkably easy to use.

Frigidaire FRA064VU1 6,000 BTU Low Profile Window Air Conditioner

Frigidaire's FRA064VU1 6,000 BTU Energy Star Low Profile Window Air Conditioner gives you back more of your window view while still providing strong cooling with high energy eff...

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How Many BTUs Do I Need to Cool My Room?

Getting the cooling capacity of your A/C right is very important.  In order to do this, you need to know how big the area that you want to cool is before you buy your window A/C.  Cooling capacity it measured in British Thermal Units per hour, or BTUs/hour for short.

If your A/C is too small for the space, it will be running continuously and your energy bill will rocket.  If it is too big then it won't cool evenly and you may find there are hot and cool pockets of air.

The chart below gives you a rough guide.  (To be more exact, you also have to take into account factors such as ceiling height, sun and shade, number of people, and whether there is a kitchen in the space you need to cool.)

Area To Be Cooled (Sq. Ft.)

Capacity Needed (BTUs Per Hour)

100 to 150 sq. ft.

5,000 BTUs

150 to 250 sq. ft.

6,000 BTUs

250 to 300 sq. ft.

7,000 BTUs

300 to 350 sq. ft.

8,000 BTUs

350 to 400 sq. ft.

9,000 BTUs

400 to 450 sq. ft.

10,000 BTUs

450 to 550 sq. ft.

12,000 BTUs

550 to 700 sq. ft.

14,000 BTUs

700 to 1,000 sq. ft.

18,000 BTUs

1,000 to 1,200 sq. ft.

21,000 BTUs

1,200 to 1,400 sq. ft.

23,000 BTUs

SPT 6000 BTU
SPT 6000 BTU

Very Low Annual Operating Costs: The Sunpentown WA-6011S !

Sunpentown are not as a big a brand name as Frigidaire, but don't let that put you off, their WA-6011S model is an excellent window air conditioner for a great value price.

On top of that, the model's exceptional efficiency means that the typical annual operating costs can easily be as low as $45 (depending on your usage).

The unit is quiet and there is a handy remote control helps you to keep the temperature at the right level for your requirements.

This model has a capacity of 6000 BTUs and a temperature range of 62-86F.

SPT 6000 BTU Window Air Conditioner Energy star WA-6011S

SPT 6000 BTU Window Air Conditioner Energy star comes with 6000 BTU cooling capacity, 3 fan speed and washable filter.

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Perfect for Cooling a Small Room!

With a capacity of 5000 BTU and capable of coping with an area that is up to 150 sq. ft. in size, this Westpointe window air conditioner is perfect for cooling a small room.

This unit uses eco-friendly R410A refrigerant, reducing harm to the environment.

It has a rotary thermostat control. This model is a very affordable option for those who just wanting to cool one, fairly small room.

Midea America Corp/Import Wp 5000 Air Conditioner Mwk-0 Air Conditioner

5,000-BTU air conditioner cools up to 150 sq. ft. and fits windows, 22" minimum to 36" maximum with window side panels attached. Features rotary thermostat control, 2-speed cool...

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SPT 12000 BTU
SPT 12000 BTU

The SPT WA-1211S: Large Cooling Capacity and Lots of Great Features!

A powerful window air conditioner by SPT, the WA-1211S has a 12000 BTU cooling capacity and a number of great features.

The filter, for instance, is not only washable but tells you when it needs to be cleaned, so that you don't have to keep checking it.

There are 3 fan speeds to choose from and also a remote control so that you don't have to keep getting up when you want to adjust the controls. There is also a timer so that you can set the air conditioner to switch off at a set time.

SPT 12000 BTU Window Air Conditioner Energy Star WA-1211S

SPT 12000 BTU Window Air Conditioner Energy Star comes with 12000 BTU cooling capacity, 3 fan speed and washable filter.

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Arctic King MWK-10CRN1-BJ8
Arctic King MWK-10CRN1-BJ8

Powerful and Quiet: The Arctic King MWK-10CRN1-BJ8!

Those looking for a quiet window air conditioner that does not keep you awake at night will find the Arctic King MWK-10CRN1-BJ8 to be a good choice.

It has a 10,000 BTU capacity, with a one touch remote control for control and convenience.

The Arctic also features full function temperature sensing and a digital panel with LED display to make operation simple and easy.

Arctic King MWK-10CRN1-BJ8 10,000 BTU Window Mounted Air Conditi

Arctic King AC units are produced with the highest quality components to provide years of efficient and safe use.

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Updated: 03/09/2015, PaulGoodman67
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