The 7 Best Lightweight Window Air Conditioners

By Kevin Myers | 2020 Guide

With summers approaching in all their glory, and bringing with it the joy of popsicles, it also calls for good air conditioning.

Installing a decent air conditioning system will increase your level of comfort during such hot weathers.

Besides making you feel more comfortable, air conditioners also help in preventing dehydration and heat strokes, improve the quality of air and also help in reducing asthma and allergies.

Here are the top 7 picks guiding you to choose your air conditioning system wisely.

Top picks RatingWeight
1. LG Window Air Conditioner3.939.6 pounds
2. Frigidaire Window-Mounted Mini-Compact Air Conditioner4.241.4 pounds
3. BPACT08WT Portable Air Conditioner4.052.9 pounds
4. HomeLabs Window Air Conditioner4.447.4 pounds
5. MIDEA MAW10R1BWT Window Air Conditioner4.163.8 pounds
6. TCL Window-Mounted Air Conditioner4.039.7 pounds
7. Koldfront Window Air Conditioner 4.346.9 pounds

1. LG LW6017R 6,000 BTU 115V Window Air Conditioner

The LG LW6017R is a light weight, 6000 BTU air conditioner. It’s over all dimensions are; height: 11.4″, width: 17.32″ and depth: 14.37″. The maximum window width is 36 inches. The AC is known to cool a room up to 260 square feet. It includes three different cooling and fan speeds.

It has a 24 hour on/off timer and is also efficient in conserving energy with its energy saving function. The patent LG gold fin anti corrosion coating helps the unit to last longer and therefore becomes a smart investment. Weighing 39.6 pounds, the AC stands as the number fourth best seller in window air conditioners.


2. Frigidaire, Window-Mounted Mini-Compact Air Conditioner

The 5000 BTU, mini window mounted air conditioner which uses a standard 115v electrical outlet is a savior in summers. Its saves up energy and its EER (energy efficiency ratio) is 11.0. Even though it is a mini air conditioner, it can still quickly cool a room up to 150 square feet.

Moreover, it can also dehumidify up to 1.1 pints per hour. It is a silent worker and operates without waking you up. The AC also does not take up a lot of power on start up and conserves energy. Its filter removes all unwanted bacteria and particles in the air which makes it and even healthier option.


3. BPACT08WT Portable Air Conditioner

The 8000 BTU compact air conditioner, with dimensions 16.5″ x 11.5″ x 26″ length, depth and height respectively is quiet and powerful. It’s best suited for small rooms and will keep you cool and comfortable all through the summers. It can cool a room up to 200 square feet.

Since it is portable it is the perfect choice for dorms and small apartments. It is easy to install and contains an energy efficient system. It also helps dehumidify, making the room cool, comfortable and dry.


4. HomeLabs- Window Air Conditioner

A powerful indoor air conditioner, consisting of multiple cooling functions mainly; cool, dry, fan, ECO to sleep mode is a 8000 BTU window AC. Its practical, quick and efficient cooling are not the only things to be complimented. It can cool a room up to 300-350 square feet.

It contains multiple automatic functions; turning the power off and on or setting a timer to automatically turn it off, adjusting the temperature etc. This air conditioner with 18.6 x 15.6 x 13.3 inches measurement and 6.5 ft power cord is also capable of being easily installed.


5. MIDEA Window Air Conditioner

The 10,000 BTU, fast cooling MIDEA window AC is also well known for its three in one technology consisting air conditioning, dehumidification, and fan-only modes that aid in increasing the comfortability of your home. It can cool a room up to 400-450 square feet.

The MIDEA window AC provides maximum comfort and has innovative functions which include a remote control, making temperature adjustments easier and can be done from across the room. Like all window AC’s its installation is quick and easy. By adjusting the switch on the vent you can also allow fresh air to enter, making the conditioner a healthier option.


6. TCL Window-Mounted Air Conditioner

It is a 5000 BTU air window mounted air conditioner which can easily cool a room up to 150 square feet. It has the dehumidification capacity of up to 1.37 pints per hour. The AC also contains two cooling speeds and two fan speeds both high and low.

Directing the air to where you desire is made easier with its 4 way directional louvers. Another plus point of the TLC window AC is its washable filters which make maintenance more convenient.


7. Koldfront Window Air Conditioner

With its three separate fan speeds, 4-way air directional louvers and remote controlled functions including; sleep mode, dry mode, energy saver mode and 24-hour timer, the koldfront window air conditioner is the best choice for your summers to be cool and relaxing.

It has an 8000 BTU capacity and with a temperature range of 62° – 86° F can cool a room up to the size of 350 sq ft. The conditioner’s height, width and depth are; 13.3″ x 18.5″ x 15.75″ respectively where as the minimum window height is 14″ and the minimum window width is 23″. It also does not require a wall sleeve.


Buyer’s guide

Above mentioned are the top rated window air conditioners which will help you choose wisely the air conditioner you need for your room. However, it is crucial to know the basics to select from these 7 air conditioners.

Window air conditioners have various benefits, number one being that they are super easy to install. Secondly, they are cost effective. They are available in prices you can easily afford and are energy efficient so won’t be a burden on your bills.

Since their installation is so easy, so is their portability. You can take them with you while changing homes or rooms. It is of extreme importance that you look up into detail about the air conditioner before you purchase.

FAQs

How hard is an 8000 BTU on the electric bill?

It is advised not to leave it plugged in when it is not in use since it may draw power. It is not too heavy on the bill, however running it all day long will increase the electricity bill. On an estimate running it 12 hours a day will cause the bill to be $2.81 per day.

Can I install the window air conditioner myself?

One of the many benefits of window AC is its easy installation. After confirming whether the dimensions are correct and choosing a spot for your air conditioner the unit can be installed easily.

How do I clean and maintain the air conditioner?

There are only a few things to keep in mind when maintaining air conditioners since keeping them clean is fairly simple. It is recommended to clean their filters once a month during peak season, disposable filters should be changed after every two months and the conditioner should be inspected for dust. For further details click here.

How do you convert from BTUs to watts and visa versa?

Air conditioning systems and units are usually rated in British Thermal Units, however some are comfortable in a watt or kilowatt rating so;

1 BTU = 0.293 w
1 watt = 3.413 BTU
1 kw =  3413 BTU

What effect does air conditioning have on humidity?

Air conditioners have an inevitable effect of removing moisture from the air when cooling a room. All air conditioner’s have some sort of dehumidifying capabilities since they let our dry air.

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