We’ve all been there: Trying to sleep on a too-hot summer night with a weak, broken, or nonexistent air conditioning system or a spouse who prefers a Caribbean climate – indoors. First, you kick off the blanket, then the sheets, then your pajama pants, as you perspire from every pore. Though you know it’s healthy to expel toxins, you have an early morning meeting and must get your zzzzzs. Half-awake, you stumble down the hall to adjust the thermostat. That’s when you see he put it on 75 again! While your home’s ideal temperature is 72, you press the arrow till it hits 70 (the extra 2 degrees to prove a point.) (Sweat revenge.)
Well, a friend of mine found a solution. She watches TV and cuddles with her husband nightly. Then, before his snoring kicks in, retires to her own room where a window air conditioning unit chills the room to a full arctic blast.
Now you are loving, just loving this idea and want to do the same, aren’t you? But which air conditioning unit should you buy? There are so many to choose from! To help with your decision, here are some shop-talk explanations plus 3 choices from 3 different companies at 3 different price points. Read on.
LG Window-Unit Air Conditioner
We begin with LG because they have units with a special dual inverter compressor. This technology saves energy costs and is quieter than traditional air conditioners. Dual inverters do not turn on and off repeatedly to maintain the target temperature. Rather, they cause the unit to speed up and slow down, to constantly and quietly maintain steady cooling.
This LG Energy Star has a dual inverter system plus 9,500 BTUs. BTU is an acronym for British Thermal Unit and is most often used in reference to cooling and heating machines. One BTU refers to the amount of energy required to increase the temperature of a pound of water by 1-degree Fahrenheit. For our purposes, we just need to know the higher the number of BTUs, the more powerful the machine.
The LG Energy star is $467 and has a 4 1/2 – star rating on Amazon. It measures 24.5 x 19.6 x 12.5 inches and weighs about 70 pounds. It comes with a remote control and can be paired with a smartphone, Alexa, or Google Assistant. So, if you happen to find yourself feeling too chilly on your bed under a pile of books, snacks, and a laptop, you can just press a few buttons or speak some words to adjust the climate. This unit also has a choice of 3 cooling and fan speeds and a 4-way air direction to aim the airflow up, down, right, or left.
GE Window-Unit Air Conditioner
The GE Smart Window Air Conditioner is $300, has 8,000 BTUs, and is WiFi compatible with smartphones, Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Homekit. It has 3 cool speeds, 3 fan speeds, and 2-way air direction. Measurements are 17.38 x 21.13 x 15 inches and it weighs about 50 pounds. Reviewers say that this machine is easy to control and is not too bad looking.
Frigidaire Window-Unit Air Conditioner
If you care about cool, but would rather spend less and compromise on the unit’s strength, check out this mini air conditioner by Frigidaire. It is a best seller on Amazon, costs $172, and has 5,000 BTUs, plus 2-way air direction control. Measurements are 15.25 x 16 x 12 inches and it weighs about 40 pounds. One great thing about this breezy baby is that it has an easy-to-use, washable filter with side, slide-out access. This will enable you to reduce bacteria, room odors, and other airborne particles. (Yep, that would mean “coronafied” air as well.)
Comfortable Coverage with CYA
CYA, or Cover Your Assets, can offer you a warranty for whatever air conditioner you choose – even if it isn’t on this list. They have monthly policies that are well-priced and cancelable at any time. If you do indeed need it to be serviced, their customer service department is trained to be polite and helpful, facilitating repairs as soon as possible with techs who are authorized by the factory. Repairs will be done using only OEM, meaning Original Equipment Manufacturer parts.
Dear reader, after getting your unit and then coverage from CYA here, go take a cool, refreshing nap. You deserve it!
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