If you have a small space at your disposal and want to keep your home cool during the summer, then you’re probably looking to purchase a low profile air conditioner that is not only reliable, but also helps you manage energy costs. With so many products on the market these days, it can be hard to make a decision without having all the necessary information at hand.

From our research, one mistake that most people make is to choose an oversized air conditioner, thinking that it will be more powerful – thus, provide better cooling. In reality, a larger air conditioner will not only consume more energy, but it will also be less effective, as it will not remove all the humidity in the room.

Over the past month, our team has looked at thousands of consumer reviews and product specifications in order to identify the most reliable and high-quality low profile air conditioners that are currently on the market this year. The products listed below are based on the following factors:

  1. Average User Rating (min. 3/5)
  2. Number of BTUs (British Thermal Units; used to determine cooling capacity)
  3. Noise level
  4. Cooling area
  5. Unit dimensions

10. Frigidaire FFRE0533Q1 5,000 BTU 115V Window-Mounted Mini-Compact Air Conditioner with Full-Function Remote Control

*Window size: 23-26 inches
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LG is known as a manufacturer of quality appliances and electronics, and this compact air conditioner is no exception. With a powerful rating of 8,000 BTUs, it’s easy for these low profile air conditioners to cool down rooms that are up to 340 square feet. An anti-corrosion coating ensures that this model stands the test of time.

This model features an incredibly accurate thermostat, and the air flow can be adjusted in four directions. In addition to electronic controls, this model comes with a remote control to make operation a snap.

  • Electronic touch controls with remote
  • Dehumidification up to 2.2 pints/hour
  • 24-hour on/off timer
  • 4-way air deflection
  • Noise level: medium (54 dBA)

9. LG LW8016ER 8,000 BTU 115V Window-Mounted AIR Conditioner with Remote Control

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LG 8,000 BTU 115V Window-Mounted Air Conditioner with Remote Control,...
  • LOW NOISE PERFORMANCE: Operates at sound levels as low as 53dB (in low mode) eliminating unnecessary noise
  • ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED: This air conditioner has met the high standards of the energy star program using energy-efficient...
  • MULTIPLE FAN SPEEDS: 3 cooling and fan speeds with auto cool allow you to customize your cooling.

This is a modern low profile air conditioner, that can be plugged into any standard 115V electrical outlet. It has a 12.1 energy efficiency ratio and is able to dehumidify up to 2.2 pints per hour, which makes it ideal for humid tropical environments if you want to chill a small or medium-sized room.

  • 24-hour on/off timer
  • Energy saving function
  • Medium noise level

8. Frigidaire 6,000 BTU Low Profile Air Conditioner

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Frigidaire FFRE0633S1 6,000 BTU 115V Window-Mounted Mini-Compact Air...
  • Exterior dimensions: Width 18-1/2", Cabinet Height 13-7/16" x Cabinet Depth (w/ Front): 15-1/2" x Cabinet Depth: 14" |...
  • Pleated quick-mount window mounting kit included
  • 6, 000 BTU mini-compact air conditioner for window-mounted installation

This unit is capable of efficiently cooling a room as large as 250 square feet. With clever streamlining, this unit allows you to enjoy more of your view while also staying comfortable on hot days.

  • Low noise level
  • Full-function remote control
  • Washable mesh filter with tilt-out access and check filter alert
  • Hard to angle at its required 4 degrees for proper water drainage

7. Haier Serenity Series 6050 BTU Air Conditioner

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This Haier model features four different modes: dehumidify, energy saver, fan and cool. It can be easily mounted in nearly any window without spoiling much of the view. Rated at just over 6,000 BTU, this low profile air conditioner can easily cool rooms of between 150 and 250 square feet. The manufacturer boasts that the noise level from this model as barely louder than a gentle rain. A 24-hour timer with sleep mode gives you total control as does the LED remote control.

  • Low noise level – 43 dBA (it features a compressor blanket for reduced noise)
  • Energy-save mode
  • Dehumidify mode
  • 24-hour on/off timer
  • Auto cool
  • Sleep mode
  • Limited selection on airflow direction – flow is primarily upwards
  • Price higher than average

Note: Interested in more energy-saving ACs? Here’s our rundown of the best energy-efficient air conditioners you could buy in 2019!

6. Koldfront 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner

*Min. window height: 15.5’’
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Koldfront 12,000 BTU 115V Window Air Conditioner
  • Energy Star rated; Energy Saver mode; 24-hour timer; LED filter alert
  • Auto function; Sleep mode; Dry mode; Three (3) separate fan speeds
  • 4-way air directional louvers; Remote control included; Cooling capacity: 12,000 BTUs

This 12,000 BTU model is capable of efficiently cooling a room of up to 550 square feet. It comes with all the standard energy saving functions, such as a sleep mode, 24-hour timer, a filter alert and an energy saver mode. Digital controls are easy to read and operate and the remote control works from a maximum of 16 feet away. All in all, this is the absolute best low profile air conditioner you could get in 2019.

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to install
  • Multiple energy-saving features: check filter alert, thermostat-controlled operation, sleep mode
  • Remote control included
  • Medium noise level

Interested in more cooling options for your home? Also check out the best wall-mounted air conditioners on the market in 2019 and pick your favorite!

5. Friedrich Chill 6,000 BTU Air Conditioner

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Friedrich Chill CP06G10B 6000 BTU Window Air Conditioner
  • POWERFUL - 6,000 BTUs of cooling power will cool a 250 sq. ft. room
  • REMOTE CONTROL - Lets you make comfort adjustments from anywhere in the room
  • VERSATILITY - 4 Modes of Operation (Fan, Cool, Money Saver, Dehumidify)

This low profile air conditioner has two main features which make it an excellent energy-saving product: it operates the fan only when cooling and it has a 24-hour timer that allows you to program on/off times. Its low noise level makes it suitable not only for single individuals, but also for families with small children, allowing for an accurate room cooling without any additional disturbance.

  • Low noise level
  • 24 hour timer allows you to program cooling times
  • Auto-restart feature resumes previous setting in case of a power loss
  • Unclear instructions

4. Keystone 10,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner

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Keystone 10,000 BTU Window-Mounted Air Conditioner with Follow Me LCD...
  • High efficiency 11.3 EER
  • 10,000 BTU air conditioner for window-mounted installation
  • Uses standard 115-volt electrical outlet

One of the best features of this low profile air conditioner is its “Follow Me” remote control. It works from anywhere within a room that could be as large as 450 square feet. The 10,000 BTUs are more than up to the task while an LED display makes it easy to manage settings. With a mesh filter that’s designed for easy cleaning, a programmable 24-hour timer, and an auto-restart function, this product definitely is the second best low profile air conditioner on the market.

  • Electronic controls with LED display
  • Dehumidification of 2.3 pints/hour
  • Energy-saver mode
  • Auto-restart function
  • Check filter alert
  • Medium level noise

3. Frigidaire 5,000 BTU Mini Window Air Conditioner

*Window size: 23-26 inches
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As a low profile air conditioner, this Frigidaire model can fit windows that are as small as 23 inches across. Air flow can be adjusted to two different directions, while quiet operation ensures a good night’s sleep. Customers mention its dial controls are very easy to use. This is one of the most economical low profile air conditioners on the market these days.

  • Low noise level
  • Low voltage start-up helps conserve energy
  • Auto-restart feature resumes previous setting in case of a power loss
  • Easy to install
  • Does not have a thermostat or digital function that allows you to set a particular temperature

2. Koldfront 10,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner

*Window height: min. 15.5’’
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Koldfront 10,000 BTU 115V Window Air Conditioner
  • Energy Star rated; Energy Saver mode; 24-hour timer; LED filter alert
  • Auto function; Sleep mode; Dry mode; Three (3) separate fan speeds
  • Remote control included; Cooling capacity: 10,000 BTUs; Temperature range: 62° - 86°F

This compact unit packs a serious cooling punch with its 10,000 BTUs. It works in rooms of up to 450 square feet, so if you have a large space to cool down, this may be an ideal choice. This Koldfront model features three fan speeds and has digital controls for ease of operation. The thermostat is incredibly precise. You can use directional louvers to aim the cool air where it needs to go, and the remote control makes this unit very convenient.

  • Energy-saver mode
  • 24-hour timer
  • LED filter alert
  • Sleep mode
  • 4-way air directional louvers
  • High noise level

Note: If you’re interested in more air conditioners of similar capacities that you can move around from room to room or from home to home, also check out our list of the best portable air conditioners in 2019! And if you’re in a stump about picking one, here’s our guide to choosing a portable AC for your needs.

1. SPT WA-1222S 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner

*Window height: min. 15.5’’

**Ideal for vertical opening windows

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SPT WA-12FMS1 Follow Me Remote 12,000BTU Energy Star Window AC
  • Follow remote control, which allows the user to conveniently set and maintain room temperature from anywhere within the...
  • Modes: dry, auto, energy saver, sleep
  • Fresh air vent for air circulation and odor removal

This product is ideal for people living in a single room or a studio and need a reasonably priced solution to cool their space. With its digital display and electronic controls, it is extremely user-friendly and intuitive even for someone who is unfamiliar with this kind of product.

This low profile air conditioner has multiple energy-saving functions (such as auto mode, sleep mode), which are perfect when trying to reduce the electricity bill.

  • Thermostat controlled energy saver
  • User-friendly controls and remote
  • Easy to remove washable air filter (+ check filter alert)
  • Medium to high noise level when on high setting


This was our selection of the 10 best low profile air conditioners in 2019 – the absolute best low profile air conditioner is the Koldfront 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner, but the Keystone and SPT models are also reliable for larger rooms. For small rooms, the absolute best low profile air conditioner is the LG model on the fifth spot, but you couldn’t go wrong with picking the Haier Serenity, Frigidaire, or Friederich models.

Let us know in the comment section below what your thoughts on these products are or if there’s any particular brand you think should be included in this countdown and why.

Last update on 2021-10-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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