Open Thread: Easy Home 5000 BTU Window Air Conditioner

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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.

Over the last several years, Aldi has sold different air conditioning units in the early summer as limited-time Aldi Finds. Here’s a look at one of them.

What We Know:

The 2021 model.

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.

It comes with a 1-year warranty serviced by Eurocentra, a common Aldi warranty company.

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.


About Joshua

Joshua is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. He is also a writer and novelist. You can learn more about him at www.joshuaajohnston.com.

3 Comments

  1. Would the kit for install include the top bracket to rest against the window and the side accordion sliding panels for width sizing? Also for service if needed how is it handled? Return to store or ship? I imagine shipping would be cost prohibitive so so they pay? Lastly your guess on it being the Amana brand is that based on past appliances made for Aldi?
    Thanks much. Keith.

  2. I love ALDI so much that it’s probably unhealthy at this point. THAT stated, and to be completely clear, ZERO evidence/facts to back this statement up, I can’t IMAGINE buying an AC from there is a good thing. Great deals on Salsa, YES! Major appliance for home comfort during a heatwave? Sorry, but NO!

  3. Just for folks FYI. I contacted Aldi and for this particular product they don’t offer service. That means your recipe is really important to keep. They will refund your money for the entire 1 year warranty.
    After that you will need to find another source for service.

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