Best Window & Wall Air Conditioners

Window and wall air conditioners - named for the respective spots in your home that they occupy - might be suitable for your home if you’re seeking a cooling or heating option stronger than a standalone fan or a portable AC, but cheaper than a split system air conditioner. Continue Reading…

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Price
$685 to $1,399
$685
$1,399
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Cooling Power
1.6 kW
Heating Power
1.9 kW
Reverse Cycle
Cooling Energy Rating
1.5 stars
Heating Energy Rating
1 stars
Timer
Depth
207 mm
Width
428 mm
Height
350 mm

Based on 13 reviews
Dimplex Reverse Cycle DCB Series

Dimplex Reverse Cycle DCB Series

3.0  (6)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power2.2 kW to 4.1 kW
  • Heating Power2.05 kW to 3.6 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
J.Mac
J.MacQLD
  DCB09
Dimplex
Dimplex   DM   
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Teco TWW60CFWDG

Teco TWW60CFWDG

5.0  (2)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power6 kW
dazaspc
dazaspcSA41 posts
 
Teco TWW22CFCG

Teco TWW22CFCG

5.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power2.2 kW
totallyrecked
totallyreckedVIC15 posts
  Verified
A Good Little UnitThis a good little unit. It is not loud. We have had it for over 9 months and we have had no problems with it. It cools down our bedroom quite quickly and keeps it at a good temperature. The only negative thing, if I had to give one, is I wish the cord is more longer than it is. If it had a two meter cord it would be perfect.

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Dimplex DCB Series

Dimplex DCB Series

4.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power1.6 kW to 2.7 kW
  • Reverse Cycle No
Lino45
Lino45QLD21 posts
  Verified DCB05C
Kelvinator KWH39HRF (3.9kW / 3.6kW)

Kelvinator KWH39HRF (3.9kW / 3.6kW)

2.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power3.9 kW
  • Heating Power3.6 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Alexander
AlexanderVIC14 posts
 
UnderpoweredRoom 10x3 metres. Outside 35 Celsius, inside 23. Set to 16. Not good enough. Quiet unit. Follow me setting has no effect. 50 kg was difficult to handle. Show details
Kelvinator KWH22HRF (2.2kW)

Kelvinator KWH22HRF (2.2kW)

1.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power2.2 kW
  • Heating Power1.9 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Kiwai T
Kiwai TAU6 posts
 
  • Cooling Power2.6 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Dess
Dess
  Verified
Stopped working after 1 weekWorked ok for 4 nights, now won't cool down the room at all and air does not blow out of machine.
Kogan has not been in touch with me even after repeated reporting as faulty, only get a review number
Would not ever recommend this company to anyone
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Kelvinator KWH16CMF (1.6kW)

Kelvinator KWH16CMF (1.6kW)

No reviews
 Summary
  • Cooling Power1.6 kW
  • Reverse Cycle No
Teco TWW22HFWDG

Teco TWW22HFWDG

No reviews
 Summary
  • Cooling Power2.2 kW
  • Heating Power1.9 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Teco TWW16CFDG

Teco TWW16CFDG

No reviews
 Summary
  • Cooling Power1.6 kW
  • Reverse Cycle No
Teco TWW27HFWDG (2.7kW)

Teco TWW27HFWDG (2.7kW)

No reviews
 Summary
  • Cooling Power2.8 kW
  • Heating Power2.45 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Kelvinator KWH52HRF (5.2kW)

Kelvinator KWH52HRF (5.2kW)

No reviews
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $1,399
  • Cooling Power5.2 kW
  • Heating Power4.8 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Kelvinator KWH27HRF (2.7kW / 2.45kW)

Kelvinator KWH27HRF (2.7kW / 2.45kW)

No reviews
 Summary
  • Cooling Power2,700 kW
  • Heating Power2,450 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Kelvinator KWH22CRF (2.2kW)

Kelvinator KWH22CRF (2.2kW)

No reviews
 Summary
  • Cooling Power2.2 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Teco TWW40HFWDG

Teco TWW40HFWDG

No reviews
 Summary
  • Cooling Power3.9 kW
  • Heating Power3.6 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Panasonic Floor Console System UF Series

Panasonic Floor Console System UF Series

No reviews
 Summary
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Kelvinator KWH60CRF (6.0kW)

Kelvinator KWH60CRF (6.0kW)

No reviews
 Summary
  • Cooling Power6 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Kelvinator KWH27CRF (2.7kW)

Kelvinator KWH27CRF (2.7kW)

No reviews
 Summary
  • Cooling Power2.7 kW
  • Reverse Cycle No
Kelvinator KWH52CRF (5.2kW)

Kelvinator KWH52CRF (5.2kW)

No reviews
 Summary
  • Cooling Power5.2 kW
  • Reverse Cycle No
Kelvinator KWH60HRF (6.0kW)

Kelvinator KWH60HRF (6.0kW)

No reviews
 Summary
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Teco TWW53HFWDG

Teco TWW53HFWDG

No reviews
 Summary
  • Cooling Power5.3 kW
  • Heating Power4.8 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes

What is a window wall air conditioner?

‘Window wall air conditioners’ are often grouped together, as they are similar in two aspects - their boxy design, and the way in which they operate.

Both AC types suction hot air from a room, via an evaporator coil. Hot air is released outside using a condenser coil, as well as vents or an exhaust hose. Some of the air is fed back into the room, passing through the AC condenser and a liquid refrigerant to convert warm air into cool air for you to enjoy.

Wall air conditioners

Different to wall mounted air conditioners, these are also called through-the-wall ACs, as they require a hole to be cut out of a compatible section of your wall. The unit sits flush with an external wall, and any remaining warm air is then transferred outside.

Through-the-wall AC in white

Window air conditioners

The body or steel chassis of a window air conditioner sits predominantly outside, protruding from the window. Vents are located at the back or at the sides of the unit.

Window AC bulk of unit outside

What’s the difference between a window and a wall AC?

Apart from the respective spots that they occupy in a room, the main difference between a window and wall AC, practically speaking, is their installation requirements.

Since wall ACs are installed as a fixture into your wall, they are a permanent option. This may make them unsuitable if you’re renting, or you otherwise aren’t able to cut a hole in the wall to house this AC type.

You’ll also need to hire a licensed electrician to install a wall air conditioner, due to its specific requirements. It needs to sit straight and level, and can’t interfere with any existing plumbing or electrical wiring or fixtures. Factor into account installation costs, in addition to the purchase price of a wall AC, which can range from $400-$1,500.

On the other hand, window air conditioners are relatively easy to install, and you may be able to pull off a DIY job with little to no fuss.

Pros and Cons of Window & Wall Air conditioners

Pros
Suitable for spaces up to 50 sqm (such as medium to large bedrooms or home offices)
Reverse cycle functionality is often included, allowing year-round use
More affordable than split system ACs or ducted air conditioning
Don't require hardwiring into an existing electrical system, as many models are designed to run using mains power
Cons
Cooling capacity is less powerful than a split system AC or ducted air conditioning
Running costs may be high, as window and wall ACs are generally less energy efficient than other air conditioners, like split system models
Can be noisy
Cleaning can be fiddly when it comes to maintaining the air filters and removing any condensed water that builds up inside the unit

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