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Ratings Scorecard

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 SPT  WA-12FMS1 is part of the Air Conditioners test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Window Air Conditioners models like the  WA-12FMS1 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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