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Best Bedroom Air Conditioners (Prices/Reviews/Ratings)

by Mark Bennett

So we have a heat wave this week. Air conditioners are the one product where supply does not ever meet demand. Even in a prolonged heat wave, factories will not manufacture more units.

All the air conditioners are made in the winter and sold to stores in the spring. There is only one manufacturing run, and that’s it. They don’t even care about global warming.

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Topics: Friedrich, Frigidaire, Air Conditioners

Best New Appliances for 2015 - 2016 (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Twice a year, appliance manufacturers have new product shows for independent dealers. Yes, of course, they want me to buy as well, but I like the newest, innovative products as long as they make sense to you. Gadgets without reason are not appealing to either of us.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Friedrich, New Products, Dryers, Samsung, LG Electronics, Air Conditioners

$50 EnergyStar Air Conditioner Rebates

by Steve Sheinkopf

We partner with EnergyStar a few times every year. They support different energy efficient initiatives, and we market mostly energy efficient appliances. It's a good partnership.

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Topics: Friedrich, Frigidaire, Air Conditioners

How To Buy A Bedroom Air Conditioner

by Steve Sheinkopf

This annual post is almost two months earlier than last year. Hard to believe, it will be 80° this week. There are a few tips to buy a bedroom air conditioner.  For all the Marathoners, hydrate and slow your pace.  I ran the 2004.  It was 89 degrees in Brookline...awful feeling

Today is a good day to republish this AC post

  1. Buy it early. Air conditioning is unlike other appliances. Manufacturers produce one run and that's all even in cases of extreme heat.
  2. Do not oversize. Your air conditioner will not be able to dehumidify and will eventually freeze itself.
  3. Air conditioning is quite simply a function of square footage plus an accumulation of heat emitting factors like people (yes, you give off heat), appliances and sunny exposures. You would add BTU output for these various factors.
  4. That being said, 98% of the room air conditioners sold, are between 5,000 to 6,000 BTUs. Typically, when you sleep it isn't sunny and there are few appliances in the room. These air conditioners can cool up to 250 square feet.
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Topics: Friedrich, Frigidaire, Air Conditioners

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