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Both Home Depot and Lowe's offer room air conditioners. The stores offer different models of room air conditioners, from portable units to those that are meant to be installed in a window.


Use the area of a room to determine the proper air conditioner size estimate, which is measured in British thermal units per hour. A 100- to 150-square-foot room needs a 5,000 BTU per hour unit, while a 400- to 450-square-foot room needs a 10,000 BTU per hour unit.


Stand-up air conditioners, also known as portable air conditioners, are available for purchase from numerous retailers, including The Home Depot, Sears and Best Buy. Shoppers may visit physical stores to browse AC units or find models online.


To repair a room air conditioner, diagnose the problem and likely cause, whether it's not running or just not cooling. If the air conditioner is not running, replace the electrical switch. If it isn't cooling, replace the thermometer.


Portable stands are available for mobile air conditioners to be used as cooling systems in both indoor or outdoor settings. Wheeled stands are capable of supporting numerous models, including single-hose or dual-hose designs that do not require permanent installation.


Popular floor standing, or portable, air conditioners include Heir HPN12CM, Tripp Lite Portable Cooling Unit and the Honeywell 12,000 BTU model. These units get high reviews on sites like Home Depot and Best Buy, as noted on their websites.


Based on consumer reviews, the best window air conditioners to buy at Lowe's are three Frigidaire models. They consist of the Frigidaire 12,000-BTU, 550-square-foot, 115-volt window air conditioner (FFRA1222Q1), Frigidaire 10,000-BTU, 500-square-foot, 115-volt window ai...