The best window air conditioners – business insider gas oil ratio units


We’re heading into summer, which means that things are going to start getting real hot, real soon – if they haven’t already. As such, it might be time to start looking for a new window-mounted air conditioner to keep your home nice and cool, so that you don’t roast over the summer months.

There are a number of things to consider when you’re buying a window air conditioner, and you’ll want to think about them before you buy to ensure that you get the best quality. For starters, you’ll want to consider the air conditioner’s BTU – or “British Thermal Unit.” The higher the number here, the better the unit will be able to remove heat from the room. But a higher BTU also means it will likely consume a little more energy.

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This air conditioner has an 8,000 BTU rating, and LG says it’ll cool a room up to 340 square feet in size, which should be more than enough for most people. LG says that the AC can dehumidify a room by up to 2.2 pints per hour. In other words, not only does this AC make the room cooler, but it takes some of the stickiness out of it, too.

Some air conditioners only have two settings — on and off. Thankfully, you have a little more control with the LG window AC. You’ll get three cooling speeds and three fan speeds, so you don’t have to go from 0-60 right away. On top of that, there’s an energy-saving setting, so if you don’t mind the AC taking a bit longer to cool the room, you’ll save some energy.

According to reviews, the air conditioner is even quieter than most window ACs, so while it’s probably not the quietest appliance you’ll use, it’s better than your average AC. The main downside is still the noise. If you want a truly quiet air conditioner, you’ll want to keep looking, and perhaps be willing to spend a little more cash.

If you’re looking for something better suited to large rooms, the LG LW1516ER might be the better option for you. While the other units on this list hover in the 5,000-8,000 BTU areas, the LG LW1516ER offers a hefty 15,000 BTU, and LG argues that means it’ll cool rooms up to a massive 800 sq. ft. That means it might be better suited to larger living rooms, or even rooms that aren’t in a home.

Apart from being great for large rooms, this unit offers three cooling settings, a remote control, an energy saving mode, and a 24-hour timer so you should be able to set it to perfectly suit your needs. It’s also able to dehumidify a room up to a massive 4 pints per hour, which is perfect to match those larger rooms. It even offers an auto restart feature in the event of a power failure.

Of course, being capable of cooling large rooms means the unit itself is also larger. It’ll sit in at 26-inches wide, almost 27-inches deep, and almost 17-inches high. It’s a little expensive, though not quite as expensive as the Haier we mentioned before, with its price of $400. — Christian de Looper