Window AC Ratings part 6, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Window AC ratings part 6 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Frigidaire, Frizair, Frostar, GE, General, and Global brands.

BRAND--------COOL ONLY--HEAT/COOL

FRIGIDAIRE---------<1*-------------1*

This brand is made by Electrolux and is available in North America. The units are available in window mount, through the wall, and casement(sliding) models. They feature digital controls and a remote as well as a three speed fan.

 The GALLERY "smart" model (shown here) can be controlled through your smartphone and features slanted louvers that direct the air in an upward circular motion which provides for more even cooling throughoutb the room. Their magnetic closure system makes it much easier to remove and reinstall the air filter and the "easy install window kit" features insulated side panels that reduce air leaks for more efficient operation. The warranty on parts other than the compressor is not very good and the units are only available through authorized dealersfrigidaire.com

FROSTAR----------<1*-------------NA

This brand is made in China by SHUN HING ELECTRIC WORKS and offers units with basic electromechanical controls. They have coated condenser coils for corrosion resistance as well as activated carbon and silver ion dust filters for better indoor air quality.

Their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. shew.com.hk

GE-----------------<1*-------------<1*

This brand offers a wide variety of units to suit your individual needs. They offer units for either 115 volt or 230 volt circuits with either electro-mechanical or digital controls. They can be purchased through a wide selection of retailers but the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. geappliances.com

GENERAL---------<1*-------------NA

This brand is only available through authorized dealers in India and the warranty includes quarterly service. The units have swing louvers and a deodorant/antibacterial filter. They offer units with electronic controls and tropicalized compressors with compressor insulation blankets for quieter operation. generalindia.com

GLOBAL------------<1*-------------2*

This brand offers basic window air conditioners with electronic controls and a three speed fan. They can be purchased directly through their website but the guarantee on the cool only models is not very good when compared to other brands. globalindustrial.com

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