Air Conditioner Window Units
Window air conditioner units are so far the most preferred and widely used units because they are economical, versatile and efficient. These units are very easy to install, require minimal installation costs, and have energy saving features. Its best models are given “Energy Star” rating due to its cheaper running costs.
For example, a window type air-conditioner with 5,000 BTU to 6,000 BTU can sufficiently cool a small room with an area of 150 to 200 square feet. They also come in units with as much as 25,000 BTU that can cool rooms with an area of 1,700 square feet. However, it should be noted that units with higher BTU output although having a bigger cooling capacity also eats up more energy.
Therefore, in buying window type air-conditioners, it is best to look for models that have energy saving features. Another advantage of a widow type air-conditioner is that it has models that double up as heaters, which is pretty useful during the winter. It is like having an air-conditioner and a heater for the price of one!
Window type air-conditioners are manufactured by tried and tested companies such as Frigidaire, Sharp, and Haier. The models and prices of each manufacturer vary so choosing a unit is a matter of personal choice.
A Frigidaire window type air-conditioner unit with 5200 BTU would cost around $135 to $150. It comes with a 24 hour timer, full- function remote control, an adjustable fan speed and energy saver feature. Meanwhile, Haier makes the more stylish models that include a digital timer, temperature settings, 3 cool and fan speeds, dehumidification feature and a full- function remote control. Generally, both Frigidaire and Haier produce mid range window type models that come with 10,000 BTU to 12,000 BTU. The higher end models provide 15,000 to 25,000 BTU.
You can install many window air conditioner units yourself if you have some basic do-it-yourself skills and the right tools for the job, however professional installations costs are low when compared wall mounted air conditioner units.
Then again, choosing a window type air-conditioner is a matter of personal preference, so it is important that buyers assess their needs. It would be helpful to check foremost the area of the room that requires cooling. It is also important to check out the reviews of the product in order to weigh its pros and cons.