Having a dependable window air conditioner makes a big difference in peak summer months.
Seeing best sellers this year, I’ve noticed many are 10000 BTU units — the perfect size for cooling medium-sized rooms.
I reviewed the top five best 10000 BTU window air conditioner units for 2023.
Window AC prices on my list range from $149 to $450.
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Best 10000 BTU Window Air Conditioners
Frigidaire FFRE1033S1 Review
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Frigidaire FFRE1033S1 is one of the best window-mounted air conditioners w/ an affordable price.
As an Energy Star ac unit, it has an energy efficiency ratio of 10.9 (EER) – a higher ratio than other 10000 BTU window ACs.
- Model: FFRE1033S1
- Heating: 10000 BTU
- Areas: 250 – 450 sq. ft.
As a high-powered window air conditioner, it comes w/ 3 fan speeds and a temp control — easily set the temperature you want using the remote control.
For the lower price, the Frigidaire window air conditioner is also fairly quiet.
Noise level: 56 – 60 dB
(quieter than most)
Another thing you’ll love is the full-functional remote control.
LCD remote gives you a read-out of the current room temperature — simply set your desired temp and let the machine do the rest!
Buyers confirm it’s easy to install too!
Overall it’s a solid, affordable window unit with all the basics you want.
Midea MAW10R1BWT Window Air Conditioner
- 3 IN 1 COMFORT - The Midea EasyCool Window Air Conditioner unit has three modes to help your house, apartment, office, or room be as comfortable as possible. It can cool a space up to 450 sq. ft. quickly, circulate air with its 3-speed fan, or reduce humidity utilizing the dehumidifier mode.
- ENERGY EFFICIENT - The EasyCool window air conditioner is Energy Star certified to help save you money throughout the year. There are also multiple custom settings to help you be even more energy-efficient like Eco mode and an EasyTimer feature to program a schedule that fits your needs.
- QUIET & EASY TO USE - This window AC unit is quieter than a household refrigerator. The intuitive LED display and remote control (batteries included) allow easy setting of time, temperature, and mode from across the room. The removable and reusable air filter protects your family and living space from dust and pet hairs.
- EASY INSTALLATION - Install easily in your home or apartment's existing window frame (23"-36"x14"). All mounting accessories are included. A screwdriver is required (but not included) for installation. For some window frames, pilot holes are recommended before installing screws. Installation instructions are simple and setting it up is a breeze.
- WORLDWIDE LEADER - Midea is the world’s #1 air treatment brand with a motto to help make customers feel at home with each of their products. As a testament to our dedication to quality and our customers, we offer one-year parts and labor warranty on this product.
The Midea EasyCool 10000 BTU air conditioner is a 3-in-1 unit.
Reading reviews, many buyers use it as a bedroom AC for their city apartment — it cools rooms up to 450 sq. ft.
- Model: Midea MAW10R1BWT
- AC Power: 10000 BTU
- Room Size: 275 – 450 sq. ft.
It’s designed w/ features specifically for bedroom cooling:
#1. Sleep Mode – automatically adjusts cooling temperatures to align with your body’s natural sleep cycle.
#2. Energy Saver Mode – new EcoSave will automatically turn it off after a set temp is reached.
Other features include:
LED temperature display, 24-hour timer, easy install, fast cooling
I expect the Midea 10000 BTU window AC to be a top seller for city bedrooms.
Good reviews so far!
Frigidaire Cool-Connect Window AC
- LOW NOISE PERFORMANCE - operates at sound levels as low as 50dB (in low mode) eliminating unnecessary noise.
- SUPPLEMENTAL HEAT - For cooler days use the supplemental heat option to add warmth to your space
- MULTIPLE FAN SPEEDS - 2 cooling, heating and fan speeds allow you to customize your cooling or heating.
- AUTO RESTART - After a power failure, Auto Restart will automatically turn the unit back on when power is restored.
- COOLS ROOMS UP TO 320 SQ. FT - LW8016HR is ideal for cooling medium rooms (16' X 20')
This Frigidaire 10000 BTU window AC is a “smart home” unit.
It comes with WiFi connectivity making it a Smart Window Air Conditioner w/ mobile app control — once set up, you can change all settings and set a desired temp.
Available in multiple sizes — the 10000 BTU is the most popular because of its size versatility.
Each is Energy Star rated.
Users say it’s a little loud but runs quietly when maintaining temperature.
Also comes with a “Sleep Mode” function for even quieter noise levels.
The downside is the higher price tag.
LG 10000 BTU Smart Window AC
- Control Your Cool From Anywhere - LG ThinQ Technology lets you control your LG air conditioner from anywhere; You can start or stop cooling or heating, change the mode, or set the temperature while on the go; It also works with Amazon Alexa and Hey Google so you can change settings with simple voice commands
- 4-in-1 Operation (Cool/Fan/Dry/Heat) - Cool mode provides powerful cooling and dehumidifying in hot days; Fan mode circulates air and Dry mode is ideal for rainy and damp days; Heat mode provides warmth for cooler days
- Multiple Fan Speeds - 2 cooling, heating and fan speeds allow you to customize your cooling
- Cools/Heats Rooms Up to 450 Sq. Ft. - LP1021BHSM is ideal for cooling medium rooms (18' X 25')
- No professional help needed for air conditioner installation, just plug it in and turn it on to beat the heat
The LG 10000 BTU unit (LW1017ERSM) is a smart window air conditioner — very popular for city apartments!
It’s one of LG’s Energy Star-rated models, designed for rooms up to 450 sq. ft.
If the 10000 BTU is not the right size, here’s a list of all unit sizes:
As a “smart” WiFi air conditioner, you can use your phone to operate it remotely — buyers say it’s useful if you forget to turn it off.
Noise Level (dB): ≤ 54 decibels
The mobile app also provides a lot more functionality than you’d get w/ a typical remote control.
Buyers say it’s especially useful for turning the AC off (in case you forget).
Mobile features include:
- Turn on/off remotely
- Set exact room temps
- Change modes (air conditioning, dehumidifying, and fan)
- Switch the fan or air conditioner power
- Toggle dehumidifier speeds
Personally, the LG LW1017ERSM window AC (10000 BTU) would be my choice — the right size for my bedroom, and I’m definitely a light sleeper.
Little more expensive than I’d like, but lower energy usage helps save electricity costs long-term.
The LG 10000 BTU window ac is available with or without WiFi (mobile app) functionality.
Frigidaire FFRE103ZA1 10,000 BTU Window AC
- ULTRA QUIET - The U-shape design of Midea U Smart Inverter AC uses your window to block noise outside. The highly-efficient inverter system warrants ultra-low noise and vibration, 9x quieter than traditional units with operation as low as 32 dBA.Cooling Watts : 890W. Rated Cooling Amps (AHAM) : 9.97
- MORE THAN 35% ENERGY SAVINGS - With the advanced DC Inverter technology, Midea U achieves over 35% energy savings compared to other traditional units. It is the first window AC to obtain the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient Certification
- SMART CONTROL - Midea U Smart Inverter AC is Wi-Fi enabled and can be controlled from anywhere using the MSmartHome app on iOS or Android. You can also use voice commands throughout your house, office, or apartment using Alexa or Google Assistant devices
- FLEXIBLE WINDOW OPENING - The U-shaped design allows your window to open, bringing fresh air into your home and maintaining more of your view when the unit is installed. When the window is closed, the Anti-Theft Mechanism locks the window for added safety
- ROBUST INSTALLATION - Install the included quick-snap bracket, set the unit on the bracket, and secure the sidearms. Then you are all done and ready to enjoy. Available for single-hung or double-hung windows with width 22"-36", minimal height at 13.75"
The Frigidaire FFRE103ZA1 is a compact 10000 BTU window air conditioner.
It was over-priced last year because it was a newer model, but it has come down in price this year.
What makes it unique is its ability to maintain consistent room temperatures for long hours. Unlike other window-mounted air conditioners, they it does not constantly switch on/off all night.
For its size, it is also one of the most energy-efficient window air conditioners, with an EER rating of 12.2.
The downside is that it is a little louder than others on my list, with decibels up to 59.
Personally, I think it is one of the best 10000 BTU window air conditioner units for home offices or living rooms.
3 fan speeds, remote control, programmable timer, sleep mode + easy install
Buyers like its affordable price and consistent performance.