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Here Are The Top 10 Best Low-profile Air Conditioners 2019

Alphachooser's list of the newest low-profile air conditioners includes only air conditioners that obey to these criteria:

  • Models shown here should all be window-mounted and may or may not be marketed specifically as low-profile air conditioners, but they must obey a maximum height of 12.5 inches, generally referred to as 12-inch high air conditionners as a class of their own.
  • Only 6000 BTU air conditioners or higher-rated models were included because, under the 6000 BTU mark, there is not much merit in being low-profile and such models belong to the small air conditioner category, for which we have a specific list
  • A/C units are listed by year (newest first) and the best low-profile models are at the top of our list


The List:

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Alpha
Rank:
#1
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Frigidaire FFRE063ZA1

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Anti-bacterial Filter
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Frigidaire FFRE083ZA1

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Anti-bacterial Filter
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
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Alpha
Rank:
#3
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Frigidaire FFRE0833U1

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Anti-bacterial Filter
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Alpha
Rank:
#4
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Frigidaire FFRE0633U1

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Anti-bacterial Filter
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Alpha
Rank:
#5
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Frigidaire FFRA051WAE

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Anti-bacterial Filter
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

hOmeLabs AC-188

  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Frigidaire FFRA0511U1

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Anti-bacterial Filter
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Alpha
Rank:
#8
Our
Score:
5
Confidence
Level:
OK
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Frigidaire FFRA0611U1

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Alpha
Rank:
#9
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Frigidaire FFRA0511R1 Low Profile Window Ac

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Anti-bacterial Filter
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Frigidaire FFRA0511R1E Low Profile Ac Unit

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

GE AHU05LY Low Profile Ac

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

More low-profile air conditioners, sorted by the latest model first:

The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Tosot Chalet 8000-BTU Low Profile Window Ac Unit

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Frigidaire FFRA051ZA1

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Anti-bacterial Filter
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

GE 5500-BTU Low Profile Window Air Conditioner

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Frigidaire 5000-BTU

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Amana AMAP050BW Low Profile Window Air Conditioner

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Koldfront WAC6002WCO Slim Profile Window Air Conditioner

  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

GE AEM08LX

  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Arctic Wind AW6005E

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Whirlpool WHAW050BW

  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Emerson EARC5MD1

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Emerson Quiet Kool EARC5RD1

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Standing at only 11.13 inches, which makes it one of the narrowest AC units on the market, even in the low-profile window air conditioner category, the LG LW6017R comes with a 6000 BTU rating, a dehumidification rate of 1.8 pints per hour, and three cooling/fan speeds clubbed with an auto cool feature. It promises to cool bedrooms and home spaces of up to 260 square feet, which we think is a bit of a stretch, considering that 6000 BTU units are designed for areas of 150-250 square feet only. That being said, a good number of its reviewers (It gained a total of reviews as we were writing this) praise its ability to cool rooms as advertised.

Speaking of efficiency, this (rating temporarily unavailable)-star LG unit is also among the most energy-efficient low profile window air conditioners out there, scoring a favorably-high 11.5 energy efficiency ratio (EER) and a reasonable 47-dollar Energy Star annual cost. Also, it offers energy-saving features (though not rare ones) like a timer function, which some buyers commended, since it allows them to set a specific time of day for the AC to fire up on its own, so that the house is already cool when they arrive from work.

Another mode lets it shut off instantly when a desired temperature level is reached and subsequently come back on every three minutes to check if it needs to cool some more. Some reviewers who gave it negative scores noted that they got broken units from the get-go, while a few others mention that it's apparently very noisy and does not cool the area every well. On the contrary, some users say that this window-mounted low-profile AC runs smoothly and does not try to wobble out of its window socket. A certain unhappy buyer also said that in just under a month of use, this unit starting spitting out ice and emitting an intolerable noise.

At the end of the day, after sampling a total of 17984 reviews from various sources, our shopping algorithm determined that the LG LW6017R is nothing special, as far as low-profile ACs are concerned.

LG LW6017R

  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Haier 5400-BTU

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Frigidaire FFRE0533S1

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Anti-bacterial Filter
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
The LG LW8016ER is an 8000-BTU low profile window air conditioner that averages a user rating of (rating temporarily unavailable) stars, with a total of reviews under its belt -- roughly half of them were enthusiastic 5-star reviews when we were checking it out. Pitted against its rivals on this AlphaChooser list, the LW8016ER is apparently one of the most efficient low-profile AC units available, boasting an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of 12.1, whereas most tantamount units only score somewhere within the 10-11 EER range. One user even claimed that it brought down their electricity bills on top of cooling the room as intended.

Another happy buyer reported that it cooled not only their large open kitchen and the adjacent family room, but also made the downstairs atmosphere livable . While users are torn on whether the LW8016ER is light or heavy, they generally agree that it is quite easy to install and that its compressor sounds quieter than those of several competing low-profile window ACs. A few users disagree, though, talking about horrible ratting sounds and severe vibrations in their reviews, although only 21 percent of its reviews were 1-star rants at the time of writing, which is still within the acceptable range for low-profile air conditioners. Going back to its strong points, a couple of users loved its reasonably adjustable air flow and apparently powerful fan, while another buyer mentioned that its simple remote control is not very picky about aim.

So, after sending out our review-crawling algorithm to sample reviews for low-profile ACs across our sources (It picked up 17984 reviews), it's certainly safe to say that the LG LW8016ER, with its aforementioned mix of positive and critical reviews, is not among the best low-profile air conditioners out there -- at least not in terms of aggregated user review scores.

LG LW8016ER

  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Mainly designed for users who often grumble about appliance noise and vibrations, the Haier ESAQ406P is a little brother to the Haier ESAQ408P that's also listed here at AlphaChooser, the obvious difference between the two being BTU rating -- this one is rated at 6050 BTU, while its big brother is rated at 8000 BTU. As a member of Haier's Serenity series, this low profile window ac unit is best known for its quiet operation, with most of its reviewers saying that its quiet mode is spooky quiet and that it is extremely quiet even on the highest setting. One professional musician even had it running in his studio -- obviously no window-mounted AC is absolutely whisper-quiet, but being good enough for a music studio definitely says something about this (rating temporarily unavailable)-star air conditioner. Another user simply says that there's no need to turn up the TV volume or talk much louder while the Haier ESAQ406P is doing its thing.

Several other satisfied buyers praised its excellent cooling, with one of them even calling it the best window air conditioner they've ever owned. Sadly, the ESAQ406P has its fair share of negative reviews, although the fact that most of them involve units that arrived with defects or ones that totally broke down after a couple of weeks and not its actual performance sounds a tad reassuring.

With an LED remote topping it off, the Haier ESAQ406P is, according to our shopping algorithm, which rummaged through a total of 17984 reviews for low-profile AC units across our sources, not quite a head-turning low-profile window-mounted AC unit, since better ones (in terms of average user ratings) dominate this AlphaChooser list.

Haier ESAQ406P

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

Lifesmart AC-LS-WAC5M

    The FRA064VU1 is low-profile, meaning it can be installed on lower heights, keeping itself away from a clear view of the outside of bedroom or living room windows.

    Keystone KSTAW06A

    • Energy Star Compliant
    • Remote control
    • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

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