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Tips for Choosing the Right Mini Window Air Conditioner

May 24, 2021

If you are starting to feel the effects of June, you are not alone. The heat and humidity are starting to ramp up, and our homes should be an escape from that. Unfortunately, sometimes, our air conditioning units don’t have quite enough strength to keep us cool once summer arrives. This is most likely a sign that HVAC maintenanceis needed, but you may have considered purchasing a window air conditioner for some instant relief.  Here are a few tips for choosing the right option for your home!

Selecting the Right Window Air Conditioner

Cost

The price of window air conditioners can vary between roughly $200 and $1,000. That is a massive range, and it exists for a few reasons. For starters, there are several sizes available designed to cool specific square footage. Energy efficiency also plays a significant factor in the cost. Cost also varies greatly depending on the features the unit is stocked with out of the box. Here are several features you may want to consider seeking out depending on your specific needs and preferences:

  • Google Assistant or Alexa compatibility
  • Multiple fan adjustment levels
  • Programmable timer
  • Extra-long cord
  • Filter sensors and washable/ reusable filters
  • Specific temperature control
  • Remote control
  • Venting options for airflow control

Power

To properly cool and dehumidify a room, you’ll need to be sure to choose the proper power rating for your window air conditioner. Be sure to check the British thermal unit (BTU) rating on any window air conditioner before purchasing it. Here is a guide you can use to help you select the right size. Be sure to refer to the specific unit’s listed ratings for more specific guidance. Additionally, remember that the size and weight of the unit will increase as its BTU rating increases.

  • up to 350 sq. ft.: 8,000 BTU
  • 350-400 sq. ft.: 9,000 BTU
  • 400-450 sq. ft.: 10,000 BTU
  • 450-550 sq. ft.: 12,000 BTU
  • 550-700 sq. ft.:14,000 BTU

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"We had a wonderful experience working with Rob Will & Will-Air. We called a few HVAC companies and chose to work with Will-Air because they were so friendly and helpful on the phone. They scheduled an appointment for that afternoon and offered to call 45 minutes before arriving and even bring a plug-in AC unit in case the repair would take two days. Rob Will was honest when diagnosing the issue with the air conditioning and very personable! We will definitely call him back for any future HVAC needs and recommend this company to our friends!"

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