What is the least expensive air conditioning (AC) system that you can buy for your home these days? AC systems are becoming more affordable for homeowners possibly because of the competition of brands and economies of scale. What used to be something that only affluent household can afford, nowadays, it’s no longer a question of who’s got a fully-air-conditioned room but who has the most advanced AC system at home. But why pay for a high-tech but costly AC unit when you can get a standard one that is budget-friendly and still enjoy a consistently cold temperature in your home?
We search on three famous shops, namely sears.com, walmart.com, and lowes.com, to find out who offers the cheapest brand new AC unit online according to three categories, i.e. window-type, wall-type, and portable ACs.
Window-type Air Conditioning
If you got smaller rooms, window-type AC is the right pick to condition your home. ACs of this type can cool a home or room that has a size of up to 150 sqr/ft.
As you can see, the clear winner here is the window-type AC from walmart.com, not only it has the highest cooling BTU and EER, which means it’s more energy-efficient compared to the other two brands, but it also got the highest star rating from the actual buyers, i.e. 4.6 stars.
Wall-type Air Conditioning
If you got bigger home or rooms with a size of up to 350 sqr/ft, wall-type AC could be your option.
For wall-type AC, walmart.com again is the best pick. Although it doesn’t have the highest cooling BTU compared to Frigidaire, if you look at the price, Haier is almost half off. As to the star rating, among the three, Haier got the highest score from the actual buyers, i.e. 4.7 stars.
Portable Air Conditioning
Portable ACs are perfect for people who are always moving about, i.e., from one room to another or from one home to another as you can bring it along with you. It is also ideal for homeowners who only have a budget for one AC unit and would like to have the option to move the AC unit to where they are at in the house.
For portable AC, walmart.com’s Royal Sovereign may be the best choice if we just plainly look at the cheapest unit. But if we take the value into consideration and look at the dehumidifier volume capacity, lowes.com’s AeonAir has got the highest amount in pint which is 30% more than that of Walmarts’. So for the portable AC, I’d let you decide on whether you would go for the lowest price or you’ll go for the value.