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Kenmore 79081
 
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$219.99
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Summary: This 8,000-btu Kenmore model features a digital display, built-in timer, auto-fan speed, energy saver mode, and a remote control. This model also has up/down louver control and a dirty filter indicator.
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Type: Midsized air conditioners
About - Kenmore 79081

The Kenmore 79081 is part of the air conditioner test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, air conditioner models like the 79081 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Comfort:
This is how well temperature and humidity are controlled at the low-cool setting. The best performers held temperatures to within one-and-a-half degrees of the setpoint.

Indoor noise low:
This judgment of indoor noise at the low-cool setting combines an objective measurement of noise level using a decibel meter with a subjective assessment of noise quality (how annoying or grating the particular sounds were).

Indoor noise high:
This judgment of indoor noise at the high-cool setting combines an objective measurement of noise level using a decibel meter with a subjective assessment of noise quality (how annoying or grating the particular sounds were).
About This Brand

Kenmore air conditioners are made by LG and are sold at Sears and Kmart, for $100 to $500. Kenmore markets units with Btu from 5,000 to 24,000 and units that are Energy Star certified.

Features & Specs - Kenmore 79081
info Btu/hr. 8000
info EER 10.8
info Min window width (in.) 22
info Max window width (in.) 38
info Weight (lbs.) 47
info Remote control Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore 79081
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Sorry
8/5/2012
Pros
Cons
Loud
Noisy rattling noise
Best Uses
Comment:
I replaced my 13 year old ageing kenmore window ac that ran much quieter than this new model 79081 wich I instaled today. I'm very disappointed
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Incessantly noisy swishing sounds
7/8/2012
Pros
Cools the Whole Room
Easy To Install
Easy Window Installation
Cons
Loud
Best Uses
Bedroom
Comment:
I bought it a couple of days ago. I normally like hearing those pinging or swishing sounds created by those droplets of water hitting the condenser. With this Kenmore A/C these sounds are surprisingly and annoyingly loud to me. I learned to live with noisy air conditioners over the years. Getting used to a particular sound is one thing, tolerating loud noise is quite another. The unit seems to work fine otherwise.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Working really well must buy
6/30/2012
Pros
Accurate Temperature Controls
Cools the Whole Room
Easy To Install
Easy Window Installation
Energy Efficient
Even Air Distribution
Cons
Best Uses
Bedroom
Small Room
Comment:
It has been working really well for our bedroom therefore we brought the second for our living room. Must have
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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