Last Updated on July 9, 2023
EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated for 2023.
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Summertime means heat. How much heat depends on where you live. In some places, especially in the northern United States, heat is 70s and 80s. Farther south, though, things can get into the 90s or 100s. As I sit down to write this, temperatures in parts of the Midwest are projected to go over 100 degrees Fahrenheit for the first time in a few years. When that happens, air conditioning isn’t just about comfort: it’s about safety, too.
A large central air conditioner is a popular option for a home, but it isn’t always practical. They can be expensive to buy and to repair, and they don’t always make sense in some places, either because the dwelling is small, or infrequently used, or because the local temperature doesn’t get that high. In those instances, a portable air conditioner can make sense.
What We Know:
In 2023, the Easy Home Window Unit (Product Code: 822651 in 2023; Product Code 805008 in previous years) runs $129.99. That’s less than the $149.99 it went for in 2022. It also cost $129.99 in 2021 and $99.99 in 2019. It is still considerably less than most other 5000 BTU air conditioners out there. Aldi doesn’t specify who manufactures the 2023 model, but it looks similar to this one from Amana.
On the feature front, here’s more information, according to Aldi:
- Cools up to 150 square feet
- 2 cooling settings: low and high
- Adjustable thermostat
- 2-way air direction
- Loss of power protection with auto restart
- Removable and reusable, easy access washable air filter
- Fits windows 23″–34″ W x 14.5″ H
- 5,000 BTU
- Includes quick installation kit
What We Don’t Know:
We haven’t tried out this unit, although we’ve had shoppers offer their thoughts up on the previous versions of the unit, which were made by a different manufacturer. Our goal for open thread posts like this is to offer a space for other people to share about their experiences with a product.
Do you have experience with this unit? Let us know in the comments.