If you’re looking for a the best casement window air conditioner, you’ve got a lot of choices. They are available in a wide range of prices from a number of manufacturers, and they can be purchased both online and at stores.
Here are some of the popular models:
8000 BTU Air Conditioner
A number of manufacturers make 8000 BTU casement air conditioners. This is a relatively small casement air conditioner, but they are still rated for up to 350 square feet (though this varies by model).
1. Frigidaire Window-Mounted Slider/Casement Air Conditioner, 8000 BTUs, FAK085R7V
This unit is priced at about $410-$450 and rated for 350 square feet. It has a three-speed fan, an antibacterial filter, and a nifty sleep timer that makes the room two degrees cooler after the 30 minutes and another two degrees cooler after the first hour. This feature may work with the body’s natural tendency to cool off during sleep.
2. Frigidaire FRA084KT7 8,000 BTU Slider/Casement Air Conditioner
This unit is cheaper, at about $370. It’s also rated for a 350 square foot room. It also has a variable speed fan and an antimicrobial filter, but no sleep timer. Sorry folks.
3. Haier 2HDV6 Casement/Slider Window A/C, Cool Only
This is a more expensive unit, at about $610. No room-size rating is specified, but it should be similar to other 8000 BTU air conditioners. It also has the standard features, like a multi-speed fan, antibacterial filter, 24-hour timer, etc.
10000 BTU Air Conditioner
1. Frigidaire FRA103KT1 10,000 BTU Window-Mounted Slider/Casement Room Air Conditioner
This air conditioner is priced at $385 and is rated for rooms of up to 500 square feet. It has a multi-speed fan, an antibacterial filter, and a remote control, so you don’t have to generate heat walking across the room to change the temperature. It has quiet operation for nighttime use.
12000 BTU Air Conditioner
1. Frigidaire Window-Mounted Slider/Casement Air Conditioner, 12,000 BTUs, FAK124R1V
This unit is priced at $470. It is rated for a room of up to 640 square feet. It features energy efficient operation, eight-way air direction, and easy cleaning features. Like many of the others, it also has a 24-hour timer. It comes with a full warranty for one year and a “sealed system” warranty for five years.
2. Frigidaire FRA123KT1 12,000 BTU Window-Mounted Slider/Casement Room Air Conditioner
This unit is priced at $495 and is also rated for medium to large rooms up to 640 square feet. It features a three-speed fan and an antibacterial filter. It also has electronic controls and a remote control. It is also an energy efficient unit.
All of these units can be purchased online as well as in many retail stores. One advantage of online purchase is that the unit will generally be delivered directly to your door. Given that many of these units weigh in at around 90 pounds, this can be very helpful.
Installation of these units is generally a do-it-yourself project that takes an hour and a half or so. There are several online guides to installing your casement air conditioner, including this guide from e-how.com:
(A casement window air conditioner is also sometimes referred to as slider casement air conditioner.)
Do you have experience with any of these products? Put a review in the comments below!