There are many benefits of purchasing a window air conditioner. First of all, window units do a great job keeping a room cool during the scorching summer heat. In fact, these are probably the most popular type of air conditioner worldwide. The other benefit of using a window unit is that you can remove it during the winter months and put in storage. Moreover, a window air conditioner is preferable to a portable air conditioner because the loudest part of the machine – the compressor – is located outside of your room. With portable air conditioners, the entire unit is in your room and this makes many portable ac units unbearably loud. Finally, a window air conditioner is pretty inexpensive and doesn’t require the cost or hassle of installation like a split ac or a central air conditioner system.
Before you decide which window air conditioner to purchase, you need to determine the size of the room that you plan to cool. There are a number of online air conditioner size calculators that you can access to determine how many BTUs you need in a window air conditioner. For example, a 15000 BTU air conditioner will cool a room that is anywhere from 700 to 900 square feet. This is a relatively big unit as compared to a tiny 5000 BTU air conditioner, which will cool a small bedroom or den sized 150-200 square feet.
Once you have determined that a 15000 BTU air conditioner is the best choice for your home, it is time to go shopping. Here are our reviews of three of the top 15000 BTU window air conditioner units available today.
This is a great unit at a fair price. It comes well recommended by many of our clients. It comes with some nice features like a four-way air direction and a remote control so that you can adjust the unit from across the room.
Friedrich is known for its top-notch air conditioners and their 15000 BTU Chill Series unit is no exception. This one comes in a “designer white” color and features a 24-hour programmable timer and a fan-only cooling option.
SPT has become a major player in the window air conditioner market in recent years. This unit comes with 3 fan speeds and a nifty auto-restart feature, which will automatically turn on the unit if power is cut during a brown out.
Now that you know everything you need to know about buying a 15000 BTU window unit, you are ready to make your buying decision.