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10 Of The Best Air Conditioners You Can Get On Amazon

♫ Baby, it's cold INSIDE! ♫

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1. A compact Frigidaire window-mount that's easy to install and will bring some serious chill to a room fast.,

Promising review: "We bought this for a 9'x15' enclosed porch with 10 tall windows and morning sun exposure. This little A/C cools it off nicely in Texas summers. It does not have a thermostat with specific Fahrenheit degree readings. The thermostat is a dial with a range of 1 thru 7; 7 being 'Maximum Cool.' However, we ordered a Lux plug-in thermostat into which you plug the A/C. It works beautifully. We did not need to buy a support bracket for the outside. We love the compact size and plan to remove it during the winter months, so we kept the box for storage. We are very pleased and have had it for two and a half brutal summer months." --Kay in Texas

Filter: antibacterial mesh with side, slide-out access

Cooling area: up to 150 sq. ft.

Price: $129.99 (expert assembly available for $97.75)

2. This ductless mini-split A/C and heat pump system that's perfect for house additions.

Promising review: "First time I've ever installed a household A/C. Easy install for a serious DIYer. Saved myself about $700 in labor, even with the cost of the tools necessary for installation. I intend to put a dual coil unit in my new Master suite/bathroom when I finish the remodel and addition." --Brady in Texas

Filter: permanent washable filters

Cooling area: varies by size

Price: $698.73+ (available in eight volt sizes).

Not a seasoned DIYer? Look up pros in your area for installation here.

3. An easy-to-install mini window unit with a clear digital display and simple remote.

Promising review: "We purchased two of these and am I ever glad we did! Living in Wisconsin means we are accustomed to cold but not too comfortable in the heat. When a humid day tops 80 degrees, we are scrambling for the A/C. I didn't realize that the units would come with remote controls. Bonus! It's humid and 81 degrees right now, but I'm enjoying a delightfully cool living room." --WI Farm Family

Cooling area: up to 350 sq. ft.

Price: $399.99 (expert assembly available for $97.75)


4. A Frigidaire window unit made specifically for casement or sliding windows.,

Promising review: "Works great! Cools most of our first floor quite well including a 12'x13' room, a 13'x18' kitchen and a connected back hallway. It's a bit loud but c'mon, it's an air conditioner! It's going to make noise! Fits great in our casement window, of course we had to construct a piece of wood to make it fit in the space. Not the prettiest but it does the trick." --Desmosmom

Filter: washable mesh

Cooling area: up to 450 sq. ft.

Price: $539.99

5. This LG model for when you've gotta cool a larger room.

Promising review: "Hands down, LG makes high-quality window air conditioners. I needed to replace an older model of this same air conditioner. I purchased a Fridgidaire with similar specs because it was a few dollars cheaper, and it was terrible. The Fridgidaire was noisy and made with lots of styrofoam. I Sent the Fridgidaire back and got the one I should of in the first place. Couldn't be happier. Runs cold and very quiet. No styrofoam air channels, copper lines and coils. The way it should be. It's a larger unit than most, however, so be sure to measure your window!" --Skooh Nhoj

Filter: slide-out washable filter

Cooling area: up to 550 sq. ft.

Price: $328.98 (expert assembly available for $101.67)

6. A portable Honeywell air conditioner that can easily be set up nearly anywhere.,

Promising review: "We bought this product in May and have had some very Hot Texas Summer nights this year. It has stood the test of a Texas summer cooling a master bedroom down to 60 degrees while it's 85+ outside. Couldn't be happier, especially for the price." --Catie Trivett

Cooling area: up to 350 sq. ft.

Price: $385.99+

7. A small-but-mighty window unit with a support bracket and leaf covers.

Promising review: "Great quality product. We live in the deep south so air conditioners are necessities to surviving the summer. Most homes down here supplement their home units with a window unit. You always have that one room or garage that will just never cool. We need this for our garage. We've installed it to test and it blows cold. The seven temps settings are ideal so if we ever move it to our bedroom...just kidding, it will always be maxed out on seven! Ha! Very easy to install so I can do it when the husband is not around. I do also love that the filter is easily accessible for cleaning, too! Can't beat the price either. These are worth their weight (or more) in gold when these miserable summers are here." --GingerMauldin

Filter: washable filter

Cooling area: up to 150 sq. ft.

Price: $134.95


And a few fans that'll do part of the work of an A/C unit....

Don't @ me.

8. A kid-friendly Dyson air multiplier without blades to hurt little fingers.

Includes a curved, magnetized remote that stores inside the fan.

Promising review: "In my new condo, there is only one vent in the living room/dining area so it gets pretty warm there, even with the A/C on. This fan is perfect to circulate the cool air around. It looks beautiful and matches my decor extremely well. Also use it in my room when I don't want to turn the A/C on but need some air circulation. It's quiet, very powerful, and the remote is useful, as well!" --modthispny

Price: $348.09+ (available in three finishes).

9. A tall curve fan with air ionizer and oscillating options.,

Promising review: "This is a surprisingly powerful fan. Even its lowest speed moves quite a bit of air. That said, it is *much* quieter than other fans I have used to move nearly comparable amounts of air. This guy is bigger than you might expect. The remote control is easy to use. The key is that the fan needs to be facing you (as opposed to oscillated away from you) in order for it to recognize the remote. In the world of remotes, this is called 'line of sight' control. If the air is blowing your way, the remote works like a charm." --MetaphoricalOldGuy

Price: $54.99+ (available in two finishes).

10. And an air curtain -- aka a really powerful fan -- that you can install above a door that your family uses often to keep cold air in and hot air out.,

Promising review: "Great addition to my remodeled kitchen. I asked the contractor if he could install an air curtain. He told me he has done many air curtains for restaurants and commercial facilities but never home. He told me it had to 36 inches to fit the door size. My wife though it wouldn't be a good idea because of the look. The Awoco 1200 air flow is strong. I keep it on low for my use. I called their support number to make sure it would work in my situation and they told me it will be fine. I just want to keep bugs out because my family is in and out the back door most of the time bringing groceries or whatever. Then they let a few flying bugs in that usually hangs around the light just outside the door in the summertime. It also helps keep the cool air inside the house in and the hot air out. My wife likes how the contractor integrated the Awoco 1200 with cabinets that are adjacent to the air curtain. It looks great!" --Ward Wayne

Price: $275+ (available in four sizes).

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