GE Air Conditioner Review 2020

Last Updated: August 1, 2020

The home air conditioner market can be confusing at times, we all know what it’s like. Check out our GE Air Conditioner Review, where we may have found just the unit for you.

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GE Appliances has consistently re-affirmed their dedication to manufacturing high-quality HVAC appliances for the home air conditioning market through the years. Today our experienced team of HVAC analysts will be presenting a comprehensive buyers guide for those out there browsing the market, in need of some insight. Check out our full GE Air Conditioner Review below.

 

 

GE Air Conditioner Review

In this GE Air Conditioner Review, we will be weighing up the pros and cons of four air conditioners in total. Beginning with two in-wall air conditioners, followed by two of GE’s window-mounted units, we have selected these units of varying expense and power, to ensure that there is a unit on this list for almost everyone.

 

GE AJCQ10ACG

Providing up to 10,200 BTUs of cooling power, the GE AJCQ10ACG is capable of servicing an estimated area of approximately 460 square feet. Further, with a maximum airflow of 270cfm, this appliance is capable of removing up to 2.7 pints of moisture from the air every hour.

Note: The user must purchase a RAB46A/RAB48B wall case for this product for successful installation. These are sold separately. 

 

Efficiency & Certifications

The Energy Efficiency Ratio of a unit is a reliable indicator of how efficiently the unit will perform when in operation. With the industry average currently standing at approximately 9.7, any unit that scores over 10 is generally considered highly efficient, therefore this unit in particular will safe you a considerable amount of money on your energy bills over time.

Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER): 10.7

Energy Star Certified: Yes

Safety Certification(s): UL-Listed

Performance Certification(s): AHAM

Other: ADA Compliant

 

Convenience & Design

With its relatively basic set of core convenient features, this unit is easily operated by anyone. We especially appreciate the inclusion of the wireless remote control and programmable timer, both of which greatly enhancing the user experience of any home air conditioning unit.

Notable features: Wireless Remote Control / Programmable Operational Timer / Filter Light Indicator / 4-Way Directional Air Flow / 3 Cooling and Fan Settings / Washable Air Filter / Electronic Digital Thermostat Control

Noise Level: N/A

Weight: 91lbs

Dimensions: 15.625″ H x 26″ W x 21.8125″ D

 

Help & Support

With relatively standard coverage, GE back this product with a 1-year limited warranty, which in most cases is an adequate coverage plan. In addition to this, GE Appliance’s customer service representatives are contactable via a wide range of mediums, making it as easy as possible for you to get the support you need, when you need it.

Warranty: 1-Year Limited Appliance Warranty

Support Resources: Representatives contactable via telephone, email, live chat, social media, or online web-form / In-Depth FAQs / Tutorial Videos.

 

Verdict

While it’s admittedly inconvenient that the user must be expected to purchase a wall case separately in the case of this unit, the GE AJCQ10ACG is a highly convenient, efficient alternative to the more expensive units on the market, nonetheless. We recommend this unit for installation in larger medium sized living spaces.

GE AJCQ12DCG

With its significant 12,000 BTUs of cooling capacity, the GE AJCQ12DCG is easily capable of servicing areas of up to 550 square feet, with its additional abilities to circulate air at 270cfm, and remove up to 3.4 pints of moisture from the air every 60mins.

Note:  A RAB46A/RAB48B wall case is required for installation of this unit, which is an additional cost.

 

Efficiency & Certifications

With an Energy Efficiency Ratio standing right on the industry average of 9.7, the GE AJCQ12DCG will perform to an adequate level of efficiency, without providing the user with anything overly spectacular. It bears noting that both this product and its predecessor on this list benefit from a full range of certifications, including being ADA Compliant, which is both rare, and highly-admirable. This essentially means that the product has been designed in such a way that it is easily accessible to people with disabilities.

Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER): 9.7

Energy Star Certified: Yes

Safety Certification(s): UL-Listed

Performance Certification(s): AHAM

Other: ADA Compliant

 

Convenience & Design

With a wide range of convenient features, even including a heater, the GE AJCQ12DCG is certainly not playing around when it comes to delivering a comfortable atmosphere for you and your loved ones. We highly recommend making use of the drainage connection at the rear of the unit, which allows for continuous operation.

Notable features: Wireless Remote Control /  Programmable Operational Timer / Heater / 4-Way Directional Airflow / 3 Cooling Settings / 2 Fan Speeds / Filter Light Indicator / Digital Controls / Drainage Connection at back of unit.

Noise Level: N/A

Weight: 82lbs

Dimensions: 15.625″ H x 26″ W x 21.8125″ D

 

Help & Support

Similar to the first addition to our GE Air Conditioner Review list, this unit benefits from GE Appliance’s 1 Year warranty, which as we stated before, we believe to be adequate coverage in  the majority of cases.

Warranty: 1-Year Limited Warranty

Support Resources: Tutorial Videos / Extensive FAQs / Customer service agents contactable via live chat, telephone, email, online web-form, or through various social media presences.

 

Verdict

Maintaining an extensive range of convenient features, while maintaining a moderate level of convenience, the GE AJCQ12DCG is truly one remarkable unit. With the incorporation of a heater function, alongside all of the other features built-in to this unit, our team of analysts anticipated that there would be a significant dip in the product’s energy efficiency, however with an EER 9.7, we must admit that we are impressed.

 

GE AED08LV

Providing the user with a moderate 8,200 BTUs of cooling strength, the GE AED08LV is effective up to a range of approximately 350 square feet. As an added benefit , with its 230cfm maximum air flow, this mid-market window-mount can remove up to 1.9 pints of moisture from the air each hour.

 

Efficiency & Certifications

As alluded to above, any unit that scores an EER is all but guaranteed to perform to a very high level of efficiency. Therefore, with a rating of 12.2, suffice to say that this unit will save its operator a considerable sum of money over an extended usage period.

Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER): 12.2

Energy Star Certified: Yes

Safety Certification(s): UL-Listed

Performance Certification(s): AHAM Certified

 

Convenience & Design

With an extensive selection of convenient features, the GE AED08LV benefits from several features that contribute toward a more refined user experience. Alter the settings on your device from anywhere in the room with the wireless remote control, or even programme your device to power on while you’re on your way home from work, with the programmable timer.

Notable features: Programmable Operational Timer / Wireless Remote Control / 3 Fan Speeds / 4-Way Directional Air Louvers / Washable Air Filter

Operational Modes / Functions: Auto Mode / Fan Only / Energy Saver Mode / Auto Restart

Noise Level: 50dB

Weight: 61lbs

Dimensions: 14.5625″ H x 19.031″ W x 21.25″ D

 

Help & Support

With an extensive range of platforms for customers to get in contact with GE Appliance’s representatives, it’s remarkably easy to find the information you need to get your device back on track in the unlikely scenario of an appliance-halting issue being encountered. In addition, GE Appliance’s adequate warranty coverage plan, alongside numerous online resources available through the company’s official website further refine the company’s customer service infrastructure.

Warranty: 1-Year Limited Warranty

Support Resources: Tutorial Videos / Detailed FAQs / Representatives contactable through email, telephone, live chat, online web-forms and social media.

 

Verdict

With its impressive range of convenient features and operational functions, combined with its numerous certifications and highly efficient performance, the GE AED08LV is easily one of the best window-mounted units of its calibre on the market. We certainly recommend considering this unit if your living space is the right size, and your budget can stretch to its price-tag, remembering that this unit will actually save you quite a hefty sum in your energy bills.

 

GE AHM06LW

The weakest unit on our list, the GE AHM06LW is capable of bringing up to 5,500 BTUs of cooling power to the table. With its maximum airflow of 175cfm, this modest window-mounted air conditioner is capable of removing up to 1.6 pints of moisture from the air each hour.

 

Efficiency & Certifications

With plenty of certifications backing the GE AHM06LW, the user can rest assured that this unit, like the others on our GE Air Conditioner Review, is a robust, well-constructed piece of HVAC equipment. Safe to use, and highly efficient, we simply cannot fault the GE AHM06LW in this regard.

Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER): 12.1

Energy Star Certified: Yes

Safety Certification(s): UL-Listed, CUL

Performance Certification(s): AHAM

 

Convenience & Design

While admittedly lacking in several operational functions, the GE AHM06LW carries a significant number of design features that lend themselves quite well to improving upon the user’s experience of operation. Additionally, this unit’s Energy Saver Mode allows the suer to save  even more on their upkeep bills, by enabling the unit to function at a decreased capacity.

Notable features: Wireless Remote Control / 24-Hour Programmable Timer / 4-Way Directional Air Louvers / 3 Cooling Settings / 3 Fan Speeds / Fixed Chasis / Electronic Digital Thermostat / EZ Mount Window Installation Kit Included

Operational Modes / Functions: Energy Saver Mode

Noise Level: N/A

Weight: 47lbs

Dimensions: 12 7/16″ H x 18 1/2″ W x 15 11/32″ D

 

Help & Support

As is the case with the other entries on our GE Air Conditioner Review, the GE AHM06LW is covered by an adequate 1-year limited warranty. Buyers of the GE AHM06LW will also benefit from GE’s extensive range of customer services.

Warranty: 1-Year Limited Warranty

Support Resources: Experienced customer service agents contactable via email, telephone, social media, online web-form, and live chat / Extensive FAQs / Tutorial Videos

 

Verdict

With its 5,500 BTUs of cooling output, the GE AHM06LW is ideally suited for installation in smaller medium sized living spaces. With its range of convenient features, the GE AHM06LW is one of the best units of its calibre on the market today.