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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:
As of 2021, the Easy Home Window Unit (Product Code: 805008) runs $129.99. That’s more than the $99.99 it cost back in 2019, but it is still considerably less than most other 5000 BTU air conditioners out there. Aldi doesn’t specify who manufactures the 2021 model, but it looks similar to this one from Amana.
On the feature front, the window unit fits windows between 17″ and 36″ wide and a space 14.5 inches high. It cools up to 150 square feet, with two different fan speeds, two different cooling settings, and two-way air direction. It also features an adjustable thermostat, and a loss of power protection that enables it to auto-restart when power comes back on. It comes with a window installation kit, but the unit can be removed from a window and reused as well. The air filter is removable, reusable, and washable.
One more note: like virtually all air conditioning units now, this unit comes with R32 refrigerant, which is more environmentally friendly than older refrigerants and is far less costly to replace.
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.