Most window AC units do a pretty good job when it comes to cooling the room but they tend to be bulky and ugly. Trying to hide them from view may not be the best idea, especially because there are chances to restrict the airflow. And you surely don’t want that to happen. The best option is to buy a small AC that fits your window and doesn’t ruin the room design.
Some people are afraid that a small AC isn’t powerful enough to efficiently cool the room and we totally agree. Anyway, it is not the case with the units selected here as they are small yet deliver great performance.
The size of the AC depends on how large is the room you want to cool. So, the larger the room, the bigger the AC. Therefore, the models below are not designed for large rooms but rather for offices or small bedrooms. For large rooms, opt for a through the wall air conditioner.
Top 5 Smallest Window Air Conditioner Compared
|1. Frigidaire FFRA0511R1||2. LG LW6017R||3. hOmeLabs AC-188||4. Friedrich CP06G10B||5. Koldfront WAC10002WCO|
|BEST MODEL||EDITOR’S CHOICE||Best Smallest Window Air Conditioner for the Money||Best Smallest Window Air Conditioner for Large Spaces|
|H x W x D (in.)||12 x 16 x 15.25||17.31 x 11.125 x 14.375||15.4 x 16 x 12||13.9 x 18.6 x 20.7||14.6 x 19x 21.5|
|Minimum Height (in.)||13||12||13||13.875||15.5|
|Width Range (in.)||23 – 36||21 – 35||23 – 36||20.125||23 – 36|
|Window Mounting Kit Included|
|Capacity (sq. ft.)||150||260||150||250||450|
|Energy Effficiency Ratio||11.1||11.3||11.1||12.2||12|
|Estimated Yearly Operating Cost ($)||41||51||41||44||81|
|Energy STAR Certified|
|Type||Antibacterial mesh||Air mesh||Antibacterial mesh||Antimicrobial mesh||Air mesh|
|Air Direction Control||2-way||2-way||2-way||4-way||4-way|
|Energy Saver Mode|
|Warranty||1 year on parts and laborl/5 years sealed system||1 year on parts and labor||30 days money back guarantee/2 years (+6 months with product registration)||1 year on appliance/5 years on compressor||2 year on parts and labor|
|Customer Support||1-800-374-4432||800-243-0000||1-800-898-3002||1-800-541-6645/ 1-210-357-4400|