If you want to buy the best air conditioner you can find, it's good to know what to look for. After all, there are many criteria to go by, and sometimes 'most expensive' does not mean 'best product'. We've gathered and analyzed user opinions on hundreds of AC units and compared them to one another. Here's what we've found:
It seems that you can get quite a lot out of a good AC unit. They are very well built machines that come with a ton of benefits and features. If you go for one of the air conditioners we've listed below, you'll end up with a machine that's good across the board. And by across the board, we mean that users praised these machines when it comes to: quality, ease of assembly, subjective satisfaction, the ease with which they're set up, cooling ability, quietness, design features, ease of use and performance. Furthermore, they're great to use in dorm windows. That's a very long list of qualities. Of course, the next big question is about the cost. Surprisingly, you can get a great AC unit in the medium price range. We've found that air conditioners that cost from $100 and up can be a great purchase, with average prices of $260 for the medium range, and $750 for the upper price range. When it comes to brands you want to look Pioneer, DeLonghi, Whirlpool, GE and Arctic King. Based on size, you want to look for deep, wide air conditioning units, which are not very tall.
There are a lot of good air conditioners out there, and if you know what to look for, you can end up with an amazingly well-built product.