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5 Best Through the Wall Air Conditioners of 2020

5 Best Through the Wall Air Conditioners of 2020

Summer is finally here, bringing with it sunny skies, warm days, and sultry nights. But sooner or later you will want to get inside and cool off. And one of the most popular means of doing so is installing a solid, dependable through the wall air conditioner.

Through the wall air conditioners have more benefits than simply keeping your home cool and comfortable. They can be placed wherever you want in any outside-facing room. They are less obtrusive than window units and can be installed higher, allowing the cool air to sink naturally throughout an area. And once installed, they are available for immediate use whenever you like. But this type of AC unit is a permanent installation, so if you do purchase one, you’ll want to make sure it’s the best you can get. But what is the best through the wall air conditioner?

Here, Appliances Connection has compiled a list of what we consider the best through the wall AC units. But before you purchase one, you should be able to measure how much power you need in an AC unit for a room. You can consult this chart that compares the BTU (British Thermal Unit) levels needed to cool a certain room size:

Air Conditioner BTUs

With that in mind, you can review these units and be able to pick the right air conditioner for you.

Which brands have the best through the wall air units?

Friedrich US10D10C

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ROOM SIZE: 250-350 sq. ft.

Friedrich's Uni-Fit 25-in. thru-the-wall air conditioner has a plethora of features at a very comfortable price along with a chilling 9,800 BTUs of power. With the six-way air flow control, you can direct cooled air precisely where you like. A 24-hour timer allows you to conveniently pre-cool a room before you arrive. It also has a washable anti-microbial filter, so you’ll know the filtered air is clear of contaminants.

A wireless remote lets you program the unit without even getting up, and a money saver feature only implements the fan when the unit is in cooling mode. And with the washable, antimicrobial air filter, you won’t have to keep replacing it! And this unit is especially environmentally thoughtful, using a zero-ozone depleting refrigerant and having Energy Star certification—so you can keep cool while keeping a clear eco-conscience.

Emerson EATE14RD2T

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ROOM SIZE: 450-550 sq. ft.

The most powerful air conditioner on the list comes from Emerson. This 24-in. through the wall smart AC unit can put out 14.000 BTUs of cooling power and can also be used as heater with 10,600 BTUs of heating power. On top of that, it can also function as a fan for air circulation and a dehumidifier for lowering humidity in the room. It is also one of the quietest units in the industry, operating at 57 decibels, making it ideal for family rooms and other medium to large sized rooms. Two independent air exhaust vents combine with three fan speeds to give you eight-way flexibility to direct the flow of air where you want it when you want it.

This unit also has a variety of programming options. The integrated 24-hour timer can be set via the control panel, remote control, smart device, or voice controls. An intelligent sleep mode goes one step further by slowly adjusting the temperature and fan speed to keep you comfortable overnight while saving you energy and money. Please note that this unit has a 4.8-f.t power cord with special LCDI NEMA 6-20P plug requires 230 volt/20 amp outlet and cannot use a standard electrical outlet.

LG LT0816CER

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ROOM SIZE: 250-350 sq. ft.

This 24-in. unit from LG packs 8,000 BTUs of power with three powerful cooling and fan speeds so you can control the temperature of your room exactly how you like. The digital thermostat offers intuitive control while the included remote gives you convenient control from a distance. A terrific feature on this unit is the LG standard Gold Fin anti-corrosion coating that forms a protective shield to help the unit last longer against the elements. The vents can be moved in all four directions for precise air delivery.

This unit also has a dehumidification function which mixes cool dry air with the warm air to keep you comfortable and prevent overcooling. With the 24-hour on/off timer, you can cool your home ahead of time without running the air conditioner non-stop, and a sleep mode turns the unit off automatically when you don’t need it. This unit is also environmentally kind, using an eco-friendly refrigerant as well as holding an Energy Star certification.

GE AJCQ08ACG

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ROOM SIZE: 250-350 sq. ft.

From GE—a mainstay in the appliance market for well over 100 years—comes a 26-in. 8,400 BTU through the wall air conditioner with a myriad of convenient features. The digital thermostat ensures accurate temperature readings, and the entire unit is easily programmed with the included remote control. A 24-hour timer lets you cool the room whenever you like. The vents are can be maneuvered in all four directions and the slide-out filter is easily removed when the vents need to be cleaned or the filter needs washing. The unit also has an indicator light for when the filter needs to be replaced.

This model is also ADA compliant and UL certified, so you know it’s made for safety and durability. Plus, it’s Energy Star certified and has an Energy Saver mode that sets the fan to only run when the compressor is operating, providing even more efficiency.

Frigidaire FFTA123WA1

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ROOM SIZE: 450-550 sq. ft.

Topping off the list is a through the wall air conditioner from Frigidaire—a name you can immediately associate with cooling off. This hardworking unit has three fan speeds and a fully adjustable air vent for targeted cold air delivery. An automatic thermostat built into the remote control precisely maintains the preset room temperature. With the timed operation feature, you preset the unit to turn on and off in half hour increments. And if you need to cool down fast you can use the Quick Cool mode to speed up the fan.

With the unit’s Sleep Mode, the temperature gradually increases a few degrees over the evening, saving you money and preventing overcooling. You’ll save even more money with the Energy Saver function, which acts similarly to central air, with the unit turning on and off at different intervals to ensure the room temperature stays at the set temperature. And with the easy-to-clean washable filter you can keep this unit working at peak efficiently.

CONCLUSION

We hope this list helps you decide which air conditioner is best for your needs. But maybe you want to know more about a particular feature or product in this list? If so, let us know, and leave a comment or suggestion below.

RELATED QUESTIONS

How long do through the wall air conditioners last?

In general, you can expect a well-maintained air conditioner to last about 15 years. However, if your unit is over ten years old and in need of expensive repairs, it will often make more sense to replace it.

Where do I put air conditioning in bedroom?

Air conditioning units in the bedroom should ideally be placed to the left or right of one of the sides of the bed rather than directly above the bedhead or on the opposite wall facing the bed.

Is sleeping with the AC on bad?

Sleeping with an air conditioner running can pull out the moisture from your skin and leave your skin flaky. Also, if you do not clean the ducts of your air conditioner at regular intervals, your AC can become breeding grounds for fungi and bacteria.