Need to cool your home in hot weather? Need cooling in one room? Consumer Reports is the only place for unbiased, independent air conditioner reviews. Should you get a window or a portable model? Looking for special features such as a dehumidifying mode or efficiency aid? Our experts at the Consumer Reports National Testing and Research Center have evaluated more than 20 current air conditioner models at our on-site testing labs.
Our reviews will provide you with recommended air conditioners, as well as Ratings, where you will find the exact numerical score our experts have assigned to each of the five tested criteria that make up our product reviews: comfort, indoor noise low, indoor noise high, brownout, and ease of use. We test such major brands as GE, Friedrich, Frigidaire, Sunpentown, Honeywell, and many others. Our review pages also include an air conditioner selector, where you can input brand, category, and price to narrow down the right model for your needs.
After reading the reviews, you can compare models, scan our list of the features and specifications, read user reviews, and submit your own user review. If you prefer visual information, you can watch our video buying guide on the buying guide page.
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Also look at our air conditioner buying guide, which shows you which features are important and gives you the pros and cons of each model.
Read the air conditioner reviews linked below and compare the Ratings of each model before you shop.