Black and Decker BWAC08WT Air Conditioner 2019Last Updated: January 1, 2019
If you’re looking for a window-mounted air conditioning unit that will perform efficiently while providing you with a host of convenient features, check out the Black and Decker BWAC08WT.
Black and Decker are an institution of the American appliance manufacturing market. Providing us with a wide range of air conditioner products down through the years, Black and Decker have made themselves known to the market as being a reliable source of top-quality equipment to suit any need. Check out our full Black and Decker BWAC08WT review below for more information.
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Black and Decker BWAC08WT Air Conditioner
Retailing for a bargain price of $259.99, the Black and Decker BWAC08WT window-mounted air conditioner is certainly a worthy addition to Black and Decker’s ever-growing catalogue of quality air conditioning units. Providing a moderate 8,000 BTUs of cooling power, this product would be best suited for installation in a medium sized living space. Combine this cooling power with a host of convenient features, and highly efficient performance, and you have a recipe for success with the Black and Decker BWAC08WT.
Providing the user with 8,000 BTUs of raw cooling power, this unit is suitable for installation in medium sized living spaces of up to 300 square feet. While the dehumidifying capacity of this unit was not disclosed by the manufacturer, as a window-mounted air conditioner it may be assumed that this product will have a moderate dehumidifying capacity as a bonus, although we wouldn’t advise relying heavily on this being the case. We would certainly recommend this unit for medium sized living spaces.
Efficiency / Certifications
The Combined Energy Efficiency Ratio (CEER) is an accurate measure of how efficiently a product will perform, by taking into account the unit’s BTU output, and how much energy it consumes when in operation. Basically, the higher the score, the more efficient the unit is. With a CEER of 12, the Black and Decker BWAC08WT is undeniably quite an efficient unit. Efficient operation is further encouraged with the inclusion of 3 separate fan speeds, allowing the user to operate their device on a lower setting should full-power not be required.
Additionally, this unit benefits from an Energy Star certification, which declares that this unit adheres to a strict set of guidelines regarding power consumption, set out by the Environmental Protection Agency. In order to earn this certification, a product must perform more efficiently than a large portion of the market. Therefore, you can rest assured that the Black and Decker BWAC08WT window-mount will deliver a refreshing breeze that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Finally, the Black and Decker BWAC08WT comes UL-Listed. The UL certification is related to public safety, and in order earn this certification a product must be assessed by the experts at Underwriters Laboratories, who have become somewhat of an institution of the industry over the years. This certification is essentially all you need for peace-of-mind when operating this unit.
A full-function wireless remote control is included with this unit, allowing the user to issue commands to their home AC from anywhere in the room. This is never more appreciated than in those hot Summer months when moving through the hot & humid air is the last thing you want to do. Additionally, a built-in operational timer allows the user to input a schedule of operation, according which the Black and Decker BWAC08WT will power on and off automatically.
A wide-range thermostat control allows you to get the exact temperature that you need from your unit, so you and your loved ones are always kept comfortable.
Finally, this unit comes with a range of convenient operational modes, such as Eco-Mode, Sleep Mode, Auto Mode, and Fan Only. Eco-Mode essentially allows the unit to function at a lowered capacity to save energy. This is usually achieved by the device periodically powering off, and back on again if further cooling is required. Sleep Mode enables your air conditioner to maintain comfortable temperatures throughout the night while you rest. This usually makes less noise, and saves you money. In addition, you needn’t worry about waking up to an over-cooled home with this feature. Auto Mode essentially means that this unit will detect when the temperature of the air reaches uncomfortable levels and automatically power on to re-establish optimum conditions. Lastly, the Fan Only mode allows this product to circulate air around your living space without applying cooling effects.
Weighing approximately 45lbs, the Black and Decker BWAC08WT is certainly not as heavy as some of the other units we have reviewed in the window-mounted market, with many appliances weighing over 60lbs. However, while not the heaviest, this unit is still by no means “light”. Therefore, we strongly suggest seeking assistance when transporting or installing this product, as a precautionary measure.
While there was no exact decibel rating for this device available at the time of this review, we can testify that this unit is quiet on its lower settings. Unfortunately, on high settings it does product a noticeable amount of noise, however it is not an exceptionally loud device.
Help & Support
Experienced Black and Decker customer support representatives are contactable via telephone, online web form, social media, and email, should you encounter an issue with your unit. In addition, an extensive FAQs section is provided on the company’s official website, alongside a number of services to assist the user with scheduling services of their unit.
This unit comes backed by Black and Decker’s 1-year appliance, 5-year compressor warranty plan. For more information regarding warranty policy, we recommend contacting Black and Decker directly.
To sum up our review of the Black and Decker BWAC08WT, this window-mounted air conditioner is an excellent choice for anyone out there with a medium sized living space that needs cooling. The unit’s high efficiency means you will save money in the long-term, while its selection of convenient features make operation of the unit as easy as we could ever ask of it. We sincerely recommend this product to anyone who has a living space that meets the requirements set out above.