Consumer Reports

Air conditioners Ratings & Reviews

Find a cool air conditioner that's also cool on your wallet!

Consumer Reports cranks up the a/c. We put the latest models through the third degree — we test, we evaluate, we compare — so you don’t have to.

You can trust our Expert Ratings on appliances.

Consumer Reports testing experts work for you the consumer. Each year we buy hundreds of washing machines, refrigerators, dishwashers, and other large and small home appliances and test them in our labs, resulting in product reviews that you can trust. So before you shop for your new air conditioner, be sure to check our Ratings.

You're one click away from finding the best air conditioner for your needs. Subscribe now for instant access to:

  • Expert reviews of latest air conditioners

  • Ratings of comfort, indoor noise, brownout, ease of use, and more

  • Online comparison tool for your top picks

  • Our Best Buys: highly rated models that offer exceptional value

As a Consumer Reports Online subscriber, you also get these benefits:

  • Latest Ratings for thousands of products
  • Build & Buy Car Buying Service
  • Price & Shop for appliances and electronics from online stores
  • Health: Latest drug information and health equipment Ratings

Already a Subscriber?