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Test Results

Comfort

Comfort

How quickly the air conditioner on its high fan setting cooled a room sized for the particular unit and how accurate it came to meeting the temperature set point.

 /  5
Indoor noise low

Indoor noise low

This judgment of indoor noise at the low-cool setting is the objective measurement of noise level using a sound meter.

 /  5
Indoor noise high

Indoor noise high

This judgment of indoor noise at the high-cool setting is the objective measurement of noise level using a sound meter.

 /  5
Brownout

Brownout

Gauges the unit's ability to run and restart during extreme heat and low voltage.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

This reflects control-panel layout, including the clarity of its markings, as well as how easy and intuitive the controls were to operate.

 /  5

About

The Hisense AW0521CK1W (Lowe's) is part of the Air Conditioners test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Window Air Conditioners models like the AW0521CK1W (Lowe's) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Comfort How quickly the air conditioner on its high fan setting cooled a room sized for the particular unit and how accurate it came to meeting the temperature set point.

Indoor noise low This judgment of indoor noise at the low-cool setting is the objective measurement of noise level using a sound meter.

Indoor noise high This judgment of indoor noise at the high-cool setting is the objective measurement of noise level using a sound meter.

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