Best Window Air Conditioners to Chill on Hot Days in India

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 15, 2017
Everybody knows about a positive impact of fresh air on human health. Having purchased a new air conditioner, you can easily mount it in your window and have a healthy cool atmosphere at home. This review will help you make the right pick! ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Modes
Airflow
Control
Capacity
Power Consumption / Voltage
Energy Efficiency
Window Height/ Width
Warranty
 
PROS

Features a Sleep Mode to adjust the temperature in the room when you sleep. Has a 4-way Air Direction feature to direct air throughout the room for a better cooling effect.

CONS

This model is much louder than most of the rivals.

OUR VERDICT

Like all LG products, this model of cooler delivers high-quality and excellent performance. This air conditioner is notorious for its capability to cool big areas in a very short time due to advanced technologies used. Boasts high energy efficiency.

detailed parameters
Modes

Cool, Fan, Dehumidification, Energy Saver

Airflow

3 Fan Speed Modes, 4-way Air Direction, 500 CFM

Control

On/ Off Timer with Advanced Start-up, LCD Wireless Remote Controller

Capacity

1.5 Ton

Power Consumption / Voltage

1415W / 230V

Energy Efficiency

5 Star

Window Height/ Width

660 x 428 x 770 mm

Warranty

1 year on the product

4 years on the compressor

PROS

Comes with a user-friendly remote controller. The front panel is removable to let users access the filter easily.

CONS

No control panel.

OUR VERDICT

One of the most simple-to-use air conditioners you could possibly find. From installation to the control settings, all is simple here and you will not need any special skills to use it. 

detailed parameters
Modes

Cool, Fan, Dehumidification

Airflow

3 Fan Speed Modes, 412 CFM

Control

On/ Off Timer with Advanced Start-up, LCD Wireless Remote Controller

Capacity

1.5 Ton

Power Consumption / Voltage

1649W / 230V

Energy Efficiency

3 Star

Window Height/ Width

660 x 430 x 750 mm

Warranty

1 year on the product

5 years on the compressor

PROS

This model has a light indicator to inform you visually when it is time to clean the filter of dust.

CONS

Some users mentioned dangling grill panels when using the third Fan Speed Mode.

OUR VERDICT

This model has one of the highest energy efficiency values, reducing your bill with no loss in performance. Boasts high-quality build, simple installation, and ease of control.

detailed parameters
Modes

Cool, Fan, Dehumidification, Save Mode

Airflow

3 Fan Speed Modes, 400 CFM

Control

On/ Off Timer with Advanced Start-up, LCD Wireless Remote Controller

Capacity

1 Ton

Power Consumption / Voltage

1030W / 230V

Energy Efficiency

5 Star

Window Height/ Width

660 x 430 x 755 mm

Warranty

1 year on the product

4 years on the compressor

PROS

The 2WAE121YCF has a durable rotary compressor to work at high temperatures up to 54°С.

CONS

Relatively low energy efficiency.

OUR VERDICT

With the Blue Star air conditioner, you will not suffer from the heat and will survive the hottest summer. Even if you install it in a kitchen room, it will work there just fine. 

detailed parameters
Modes

Cool, Fan, Dehumidification

Airflow

2 Fan Speed Modes, 408 CFM

Control

On/ Off Timer with Advanced Start-up, LCD Wireless Remote Controller

Capacity

1 Ton

Power Consumption / Voltage

1190W / 230V

Energy Efficiency

2 Star

Window Height/ Width

560 x 375 x 668 mm

Warranty

1 year on the product

4 years on the compressor

PROS

Due to high cooling capacity (5250 W) of this conditioner, you will feel its cooling effect almost in an instant. Has a 4-in-1 filter to catch dust particles and prevent the spread of bacteria. 

CONS

Relatively high power consumption.

OUR VERDICT

The Carrier CACW18EA3W will become a perfect solution for all those users seeking a powerful conditioner to use in mid- to large-sized rooms. Due to strong airflow, it will effectively cool a big room in mere minutes, while consuming very little energy.

detailed parameters
Modes

Cool, Fan, Dehumidification

Airflow

3 Fan Speed Modes, 540 CFM

Control

On/ Off Timer with Advanced Start-up, LCD Wireless Remote Controller

Capacity

1.5 Ton

Power Consumption / Voltage

1800W / 230V

Energy Efficiency

3 Star

Window Height/ Width

660 x 430 x 775 cm

Warranty

1 year on the product

5 years on the compressor

What is a Window Air Conditioner

Window Air Conditioners have been among the first conditioners used for cooling the air in the room. Compact and relatively small, they are often installed in offices. What's more, most people who rent flats also give preference to the window air conditioner since it doesn’t require complex mounting and is easy to move. The owners of detached houses who worry about the look of their facade often go for window air conditioners too.

If the design of your window does not allow you to install an air conditioner, you should consider the benefits of portable air conditioners or split air conditioners. These devices will perfectly cool your indoor environment!

What Features to Compare

Operation

Today Air Conditioners are becoming very popular. And if you’ve made your mind to get one, make sure to consider some very important aspects. There are models with electronic/mechanical controls with a variety of working modes - cooling, ventilation, heating, dehumidification, etc. Basic conditioners work in two modes only, enabling you to cool the room and direct the cooling into the desired direction (at different fan speeds). Others are capable of heating the air as well, which is a great function for a year-round use. Those customers who’d rather rely on automatic operation can consider window air conditioners with Auto Mode. While working in this mode, the device automatically presets and maintains the optimal temperature in the room. Some models allow users to switch to Eco and Energy Saver functions, saving the costs on electricity bills. The row of models is vast, so making the choice shouldn’t be challenging. You may also want to consider the way the conditioner is controlled. Most conditioners include remote controllers for easy programming from any corner of the room. It’d add more value to the device if a conditioner has got a scheduled timer. Rotary louvers allow for forcing the air flow in the desired direction while the fan can boost its cooling effect.

Performance

The performance is what tells about capabilities and power of the chosen conditioner. Performance is predetermined by the combination of the cooling/heating power, dehumidification, capacity, and energy efficiency ratio. The heating and cooling power define the coverage area within which a conditioner is going to effectively operate. It is generally measured in BTU (British thermal unit). BTU is determined as the amount of thermal energy necessary to raise the temperature of 1 pound of pure liquid water by 1° F. By removing the extra moisture from the air, the conditioner with the Dry mode can greatly reduce the humidity in your place. So, if you live in a highly humid region, this can be quite an important function. Typically, manufacturers specify how many pints of moisture per hour or day a conditioner can remove. The last but not the least aspect which is worth consideration is its energy efficiency ratio - a correlation between the maximum cooling power and the maximum power consumption. The higher this ratio is, the better energy efficiency the device has. For instance, a unit with EER over 10 are recognized as more efficient and performing.

Dimensions

Beyond any doubt, dimensions of a window AC are very important for the right choice. Initially, you should measure the height and the width of your window. If window dimensions do not match the dimensions of the unit, you will not be able to install this device properly. Yet, if you try to do that, the air conditioner may get broken. But if the dimensions of the unit match the size of your window, you can rely on simple and quick installation. One more tip - make sure that the outlet is near the window because manufacturers do not recommend using extension cords.

All in all, a good window air conitioner can make a microclimate in your apartment very comfortable even if the weather outside is very hot.

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LG LWA5CP5A

High-Performance, High-Quality

LG is already a well-known worldwide electronics manufacturer with a great reputation. Window air conditioners did not become an exception. The LWA5CP5A can be installed in any window or opening in a wall, and provide you with refreshing chill when you need it. This cooler works at three fan speeds blowing air in 4 directions across the room and has 4750 W cooling capacity. What distinguishes this conditioner from many others, however, is that it is also effective in reducing humidity in a room. The other advantages of the LWA5CP5A are its whisper-quiet operation and 5-star energy efficiency rating. It won't consume more than 1415 W. 

The control of the unit is handy and easily performed with a remote controller that comes with the cooler. To let users know of the settings that have been selected, there's a small LCD display on the front panel; even if the power cut occurs, the last settings will be saved and activated once you switch the cooler on. 

Review of LG LWA5CP5A Window Air Conditioner

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LG LWA5CP5A
LG LWA5CP5A
 

Voltas 183CYA

Efficinet, Simple-to-use and Affordable Solution

Low price isn't the only thing that many buyers like about window air conditioners. As a rule, they are also very beautifully designed and easy to install. With regards to performance characteristics, the effectiveness of window conditioners and split systems is much different and often comparable. The 183CYA is a good model for considering if you've got no option to install a big system for space issues. The unit works in 3 modes: cooling, air flow, and dehumidifying, and enables fan speed adjustment according to your preferences. For quick cooling of the room, the 183CYA has a Turbo mode. It is also suitable for bedrooms, due to its low noise level and the possibility to reduce the temperature gradually. All controls should be done with a remote control that comes with the conditioner. There you can change temperature, air direction, as well as set a timer for the cooler to turn off automatically. The 183CYA has a detachable front panel to let you access the filter easily for clean-up. 

Review of Voltas 183CYA Window Air Conditioner

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Voltas 183CYA
Voltas 183CYA
 

Hitachi RAW511KUD

Great Conditioner That Won't Cost You a Fortune

The Hitachi Air Conditioner is one of the models of window conditioners that besides windows can also be mounted in a special opening in a wall. Due to its beautiful design, it won't actually matter where you place it, it will look great there anyway. Comparing general specs of this cooler with some similar models, the Hitachi conditioner offers the best performance to price ratio. Speaking of the effectiveness, it is as good as of the split systems, and even better in some ways. The inner tubes made of copper considerably reduce the time the cooler needs to reach the desired temperature. The other good thing is, copper tubes are also easier to find and replace (if needed). The cooler has 400 CFM airflow and operates at 3 fan speed modes. It is basically more than enough to cool rooms up 300 sq.m in size easily. Moreover, it can also be used to dehumidify the air and operate in Turbo mode, when quick cooling is needed. The Hitachi Air Conditioner can set and maintain the optimal temperature for you once you select the automatic mode, and switch off automatically if you set the timer. Watch the small indicator on the front panel of the unit to know when it is time to clean or substitute the filter.

Review of Hitachi RAW511KUD Window Air Conditioner

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Hitachi RAW511KUD
Hitachi RAW511KUD
 

Blue Star 2WAE121YCF

For the Hottest Summers

For those of you looking for an air conditioner to install in the kitchen, we'd like to present the Blue Star 1 Ton. Inexpensive like it is, this cooler won't be a huge investment, yet it will surely become a solution for small spaces that require additional cooling in hot weather. Fitted with a powerful rotary compressor, the Blue Star 1 Ton provides stable operation, reaching chilling temperatures pretty quickly, and maintains the coolness even when it's boiling hot outside. The Blue Star 1 Ton can work at three speeds, depending on environmental conditions, and allows for automatic operation once switched to automatic mode. Besides cooling, the cooler performs the function of dehumidifier, removing excess humidity from the air, which is especially good for consumers living in dry regions. No matter in what room you decide to install the cooler, it will deliver the needed chill helping you survive the hottest summer.

Review of Blue Star 2WAE121YCF Window Air Conditioner

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Blue Star 2WAE121YCF
Blue Star 2WAE121YCF
 

Carrier CACW18EA3W

Cool Air, Safe Air

For cooling big areas, the Carrier Estra is probably the best option. Its airflow of 540 CFM and capacity of 5250 W enable proper air circulation over spaces up to 500 square feet. The cooler can also substitute for a dehumidifier removing excess moisture from the air that often causes bacteria growth. The feature that you will also like about the Carrier Estra too is that it can work in a fan mode, circulating around the room the air that has already been cooled. As you can see, this small conditioner can easily provide the functionality of several appliances, enhancing your comfort in hot weather. The Carrier Estra works at the settings last used by a user which may come in pretty handy in case of a power cut, for example. It can also run a self-diagnosis test to let you know of the errors if any occurred. 

We'd like to note that the Carrier Estra draws the air from the outside and yet, this air is totally clean due to the 4-in-1 filter installed in the unit. This filter effectively catches the tiniest particles of dust, eliminates nasty smells, and prevents the spread of harmful bacteria in your home. 

Review of Carrier CACW18EA3W Window Air Conditioner

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Carrier CACW18EA3W
Carrier CACW18EA3W
 

Sources:

1. Mary H.J. Farrell Farrell How to Size a Window Air Conditioner, Consumer Reports. May 11, 2017.

2. Don Vandervort Buying the Best Window Air Conditioner or Room AC Unit, HomeTips. March 16, 2017.

3. Window Air Conditioner Buying Guide, Lowe's.

4. Kristen Hicks How to Choose the Best Window Air Conditioner [Buyer’s Guide], CompactAppliance. May 13, 2016.

5. Kara Zorn How to Select the Right Room Air Conditioner for Your SpaceCompactAppliance. July 25, 2014. 

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Publish Date: 2017-06-23 16:04:49