Graphic with Title Over Window and CouchThe home air conditioning industry has broadened considerably in the last several years with products being made from all over the world.

With the summers seeming to get hotter and hotter each year, many companies have tried to capitalize on consumer desire for cool air indoors by making a variety of window and portable air conditioner products.

Just like in any industry, there are good manufacturers and bad manufacturers with brand names associated with each.

Now that the home cooling industry has become so cluttered with competition, it can be hard to figure out which AC manufacturers have the best quality products.

In this guide, we present the most reputable window and portable air conditioning brands on the market along with a brief description of the types of products they produce.

When buying a home air conditioning system, you can rest assured that you’re getting a top quality machine if it comes from any of these manufacturers listed below.

Top Window Air Conditioner Brands


Graphic of Frigidaire LogoFrigidaire’s corporate office is located in Georgia.

This brand is considered by many to be the best manufacturer of window air conditioners. The company has more than 50 different models for you to choose from and makes an AC unit to fit practically any window size or square footage need.

Frigidaire tops our own list of the best window air conditioners for the home.

We also consider their 5,000 BTU window unit to be the best small AC unit for the home.

Several of Frigidaire’s products are now smart enabled and offer WiFi connectivity. You can use your mobile device to download the company’s app and control the cooling features from anywhere at any time. These smart enabled window air conditioners also work with Amazon Alexa.


Graphic of Friedrich LogoFriedrich air conditioning manufacturer is based in Texas.

This manufacturer produces two lines of window AC units: Kühl and Chill.

Kühl is Friedrich’s top of the line product that offers many bells and whistles. It’s smart enabled and gives you WiFi access through the use of a mobile device. A stand out feature is its 7-day programmability and LCD control lockout. This feature allows you can keep the unit set to your needs for the whole week.

Kühl window units range in size from 5,800 to 36,000 Btu/h for cooling. This equals 150 to 2,700 square feet of cooling coverage. A cooling + heat option is also available.

Chill is a standard type of air conditioner without any major frills. Models range in size from 8,000 to 23,500 Btu/h, which amounts to about 300 to 1,200 square feet of cooling coverage.

The Chill product line also includes a few units that also provide electric heat in addition to cooling. Btu and room coverage sizes are limited, however.

GE Appliances

Graphic of GE Appliances LogoGE is a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Massachusetts.

This brand is known for producing all types of home appliances, including window air conditioners.

GE window AC units are pretty basic in operation and many models include a remote.

Almost every product does have the Energy Star certification, which will help you save on energy costs while operating it.

Window units range between 5,000 to 24,000 Btu/h, which is about 100 to 1,400 square feet of coverage.


Graphic of Haier LogoHaier is a China-based company with offices also scattered throughout the United States.

Similar to GE, Haier products are quite standard in design and operation. Some include dial controls, while others have digital displays and a remote control.

All of Haier’s window units are top quality, however, they just don’t have the most innovative design.

Cooling coverage is also limited between 5,000 to 12,000 Btu/h, which is about 100 to 550 square feet.


Graphic of Kenmore LogoKenmore is a brand of window air conditioners sold by Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Like Frigidaire, Kenmore offers a wide range of window AC units for the home. Well known for its mini-compact air conditioners, this manufacturer also produces low-profile units and standard machines as well.

Window units range between 5,000 to 25,000 Btu/h, which is about 100 to 1,600 square feet of coverage.

Top Portable Air Conditioner Brands

Each of these brands is featured in our guide on our best indoor air conditioner guide. So take a look when you have the chance.


Graphic of Haier LogoAs noted in the previous section, Haier is a China-based company with some additional offices located in the United States.

This brand offers three different styles of portable air conditioners. Designs include a classic white, modern black and silver, and a combination in between.

The functions of this brand’s units are pretty straightforward and each product includes a remote control. One model also includes a heating function.

Portable units range between 8,000 to 14,000 Btu/h, which is about 300 to 600 square feet of coverage.


Graphic of Honeywell LogoHoneywell’s corporate headquarters is located in New Jersey and is a well-known brand for home appliances.

The most standout feature for Honeywell products is no-drip technology using an auto-evaporation system.

This manufacturer has about eight different versions of portable AC units. Cooling coverage ranges between 8,000 to 14,000 Btu/h, which is about 300 to 600 square feet.

One model also includes a heating function.

Luma Comfort

Graphic of Luma Comfort LogoLuma Comfort is a home appliance manufacturer located in California.

This brand offers four types of portable air conditioning units. Each one has a unique design and doesn’t look anything like the next.

One model in particular, EC220W, can also be used outdoors. It has an inlet that connects directly to a garden hose, so you can have a continuous supply of water without having to refill the unit.

Another popular feature of Luma Comfort portable air conditioners is the programmable timer.

Airflow ranges from 250 to 1,650 CFM, which covers 100 to 650 square feet.


Graphic of Whynter LogoWhynter is another portable air conditioner manufacturer based in California.

This brand has several top of the line products with a variety of styles to choose from. No matter which portable AC unit you get, it’s guaranteed to be a great purchase.

Some units include a heating function in addition to cooling. 24-hour programmable timers are standard, as well as a remote control.

Portable units range between 8,000 to 14,000 Btu/h, which is about 300 to 600 square feet of coverage.