Best window type aircon Philippines

While most Filipinos still use electric fans or ceiling fans in their homes, there is many cheap but reliable window type aircon in the Philippines available today.

The tropical and maritime climate in the Philippines combined with limited room space has made the Filipinos look for the best window type aircon in the Philippine market. According to PAGASA, January is the coolest month while May is the hottest month of the year.

Filipinos love to go to the malls to keep cool especially during summertime. Did you know that the hottest temperature ever in the Philippines is 42.2 degrees celsius? This was recorded in Tuguegarao, Cagayan last May 11, 1969.

Here are the best window type aircon in the Philippines 2021

#1 Condura 6S 0.5 HP window type aircon (WCONZ006EC) 

Type Window
Capacity 0.5 HP
EER Rating 10
Noise Level
Technology Non-inverter
Recommended area 9-10 square meter
Power Consumption 498 W
Airflow 2-way
Special Feature Energy Saving Plus
Dimensions Height: 31 cm
Width: 40.70 cm
Depth: 33.20 cm
Weight: 16 kg
Variation 0.75 HP and 1 HP

With the series of tests in Condura’s Power lab test (night time @ 25 degree celsius), the condura 6S series have an energy savings plug that costs only 2.48 PHP per hour. So why choose Condura? Because it is the only AC company that has 10 test labs in the Philippines. The tests are made under the harshest Philippine weather conditions.

This unit has two-speed cooling and comes with 5-year compressor warranty. Condura 6S claims to have an additional saving if ESP (Energy Savings Plug) is used together with the 12-hour timer.

Where to buy Condura 6S 0.5 HP window type aircon (WCONZ006EC)

Shop Lazada / Shopee Condura 6S (WCONZ006EC) - window type
Check Prices Lazada / Shopee

Read: Condura 6S (WCONZ006EC) 0.5 HP Window Type Aircon Review

#2 Kolin 0.6 HP window type aircon (KAG-60HME4)

Type Window
Capacity 0.6 HP
EER Rating 11.3
Noise Level (Hi/Mi/Lo) 53 / 51 / 49 dB(A)
Technology Non inverter
Recommended area 9-11 square meter
Power Consumption 590 W
Airflow Front
Special Feature Rapid Cooling Technology
Dimensions Height: 35 cm
Width: 55.5 cm
Depth: 45.5 cm
Weight: 22 kg
Variation 0.75 HP, 1 HP, 1.5 HP, 2 HP, 2.5 HP

Kolin KAG-60HME4 aircon uses R410A refrigerant that is more efficient and eco-friendly. This new type of refrigerant is the current standard used in the HVAC industry.

Pro tip: Most modern air conditioners are using R410A refrigerant but always check if your window-type AC has it.

This aircon has rapid cooling features and is designed to give the end user a more precise cooling effect that matches to every room temperature setting.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
– Anti-bacterial filter

– Rapid Cooling technology

– Sleep mode

– High quality motor

– Noise

Where to buy Kolin 0.6 HP window type aircon (KAG-60HME4)

Shop Lazada / Shopee Kolin KAG-60HME4 0.6 HP
Check prices Lazada / Shopee

Read: Kolin KAG-60HME4 0.6 HP Window Type Aircon Review

#3 Panasonic 1.0 HP Window type aircon (CW-SC105VPH)

Type Window
Capacity 1 HP
EER Rating 11.7
Noise Level 43 to 46 dB
Technology Non inverter
Recommended area 17-19 square meter
Power Consumption 940 W
Airflow 4-way Air Deflection System
Special Feature Rapid Cooling Technology
Dimensions Height: 37.5 cm
Width: 56 cm
Depth: 60.6 cm
Weight: 34 kg
Variation 0.75 HP, 1 HP, 1.5 HP, 2 HP, 2.5 HP

Have you ever sat down in the living room with your family at noon in the middle of summertime in front of an electric fan? These are the scenarios that you wish you have an airconditioner installed so you won’t suffer that ridiculous summer heat.

The Panasonic CW-SC105VPH is a 1.HP window-type ac can give you that comfort even if you’re with your family watching Netflix or playing the PS5. You don’t need to worry about the drainage system because it is well-built and well-designed.

This may be a bit pricey for some, but the initial investment is really worth in the long run plus, you’re under the Panasonic umbrella. You’re under the 5-year compressor warranty and 1-year labor for free, check this page to learn more.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
·       Good compressor warranty

·       Eco-friendly

·       High EER rating

·       Elegant display

·       On the heavy side

·       High-power consumption

Where to buy Panasonic 1.0 HP Window type aircon (CW-SC105VPH)

Shop Lazada / Shopee Panasonic CW-SC105VPH
Check Prices Lazada / Shopee

Read the full review here: Panasonic CW-SC105VPH 1.0 HP Window Type Aircon Review

#4 American Home 0.6 HP window type air conditioner (AHAC-5019MNT)

Type Window
Capacity 0.6 HP
EER Rating 10.8
Noise Level
Technology Non inverter
Recommended area 17-19 square meter
Power Consumption 720 W
Airflow Front
Special Feature Self Evaporative System
Dimensions Height: 30.6 cm
Width: 40.7 cm
Depth: 33.5 cm
Weight: 34 kg
Variation

If you’re just looking for an air conditioner and you don’t mind the overall aesthetics, then the American Home AHAC-5019MNT is for you.

This 0.6 HP AC is perfect for small rooms or offices. One of the most compact yet reliable window-type aircon in the market, the AHAC-5018MNT model is only 30.6 cm x 40.7 cm x 33.5 cm that can fit in most Filipino rooms without much changes.

Cool feature like self-evaporating is also present in this unit. What it does, is to simply cut the water collection inside the AC unit resulting in a ‘no drip’ effect. The AC unit recycles half of the condensed water and uses it to cool the room for more efficiency.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
·       Perma-coat Anti-rust Condenser

·       Easy-clean panel

·       Self Evaporative System

·       Low EER

·       Dull / Outdated design

Where to buy American Home 0.6 HP window type air conditioner (AHAC-5019MNT)

Shop Lazada / Shopee
Check Prices Lazada / Shopee

Read the full review here: American Home AHAC-5019MNT 0.6 HP Window Type Aircon Review

#5 Kelvinator Eco Deluxe 0.5 HP window type aircon with timer (KELZ06KEC)

Type Window
Capacity 0.5 HP
EER Rating 9.8
Noise Level
Technology Non inverter
Recommended area 17-19 square meter
Power Consumption 510 W
Airflow
Special Feature
Dimensions Height: 31 cm
Width: 40.6cm
Depth: 34.3 cm
Weight: 17 kg
Variation

Installing a window-type AC can is a little bit tricky if you don’t have someone to help you. The weight of these air conditioners is no joke. Luckily, the Kelvinator Eco Deluxe 0.5HP is one of the lightest window-type ac in the market with only 17kg gross weight.

This is a solid choice for your room and mini-office especially right now where work from home is a norm. Check these specs and features for more information.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
·       Non-corrosive base pan

·       Washable anti-bacterial filter

·       Easy to remove chassis

·       Nationwide service center & customer service

·       Low EER

·       Non-auto restart

Where to buy Kelvinator Eco Deluxe 0.5 HP window type aircon

Shop Lazada / Shopee Kelvinator Eco Deluxe 0.5HP
Check Prices Lazada / Shopee

Full review here: Kelvinator Eco Deluxe 0.5HP Window Type Aircon Review

#6 Pensonic Aircon 0.6 HP window-type air conditioner (TCL60-MA)

Type Window
Capacity 0.6 HP
EER Rating 9.9
Noise Level
Technology Non inverter
Recommended area 12-17 square meter
Power Consumption 580 W
Airflow
Special Feature Built-in Air Filter
Dimensions Height: 31 cm
Width: 40.6cm
Depth: 34.3 cm
Weight: 17 kg
Variation

Pensonic is a brand that we often see on television and sound systems. But they entered the aironditioning market with aim to dominate the budget airconditioner market.

Manufactured by TCL (also known in television & smartphone market), the Pensonic TCL60-MA unit is aimed towards the entry-level AC, which is perfect for new aircon buyers.

There’s no surprise that this specific unit is rated highly in Lazada and Shopee. Their budget-friendly pricing attracts many Filipinos to buy this brand, which I think is a great idea to penetrate the air conditioning market.

Worried about the longevity & durability? Pensonic TCL60-MA offers a 5-year compressor warranty (for residential use) and 1-year warranty on parts and labor.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
·       Built-in air filter

·       Anti-rust and anti-corrosion body

·       Bland design

·       New in the airconditioning market

Where to buy Pensonic Aircon 0.6 HP window-type air conditioner (TCL60-MA)

Shop Lazada / Shopee
Check Prices Lazada / Shopee

Read the full review here: Pensonic Aircon 0.6 HP Window Type Aircon Review

#7 Carrier Optima 0.5 HP window type aircon (WCARZ006EC1)

Type Window
Capacity 0.5 HP
EER Rating 10.1
Noise Level 48 dB
Technology Non inverter
Recommended area <10 square meter
Power Consumption 495 W
Airflow
Special Feature Multi-pore Filter
Dimensions Height: 31 cm
Width: 40.7cm
Depth: 34.32 cm
Weight: 17 kg
Variation

If you sleep in a room with less that 10 square meters, then the Carrier Optima WCARZ006EC1 0.5 HP is the right choice.

For an affordable price and known ac brand, this unit is packed with features that you can find in the upper-tier aircon units.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
·       One of the lowest power consumption aircon

·       Multi-pore Filter

·       Low electricity – up to 40% savings with energy savings plug

·       Non-inverter

·       Poor customer service

Where to buy Carrier Optima 0.5 HP window type aircon (WCARZ006EC1)

Shop Lazada / Shopee
Check Prices Lazada / Shopee

Read: Carrier Optima 0.5 HP Window Type Aircon Review

#8 Hitachi 1 HP inverter window type aircon (RA-10HVQ)

Type Window
Capacity 1 HP
EER Rating 12.3
Noise Level 48 dB
Technology Inverter
Recommended area
Power Consumption 841 W
Airflow
Special Feature Self-diagnostic Function
Dimensions Height: 34 cm
Width: 47 cm
Depth: 60 cm
Weight: 33 kg
Variation 0.6 HP

Cleaning the air conditioner is not easy. Most of the time, you need to hire an aircon cleaning professional to do it. But what if you only need to clean the air filter? The Hitachi RA-10HVQ window-type aircon has an easy-to-remove filter which is perfect for quick cleaning.

Hitachi RA-10HVQ unit has a self diagnosis function which displays a flashing LED when the airconditioner malfunctioned. The owner can look up the user’s manual to identify and troubleshoot the aircon problem.

If you have an allergy, this unit has aion filter that can eliminate fungi and airborne bacteria so you can sleep comfortably at night.

 Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
·       Auto-sweep design

·       Aion Filter

·       Full DC Inverter

·       Elegant and modern design

·       On the heavy side

Where to buy Hitachi 1 HP inverter window type aircon (RA-10HVQ)

Shop Lazada / Shopee HITACHI RA-10HVQ
Check Prices Lazada / Shopee

Read the full review: Hitachi RA-10HVQ 1HP Window Type Aircon Review     

#9 Chigo 0.6 HP window type air conditioner (CHG-WR60A)

Type Window
Capacity 0.6 HP
EER Rating 10.0
Noise Level 48-52 dB
Technology Inverter
Recommended area <9 square meter
Power Consumption 520 W
Airflow
Special Feature Anti-corrosive Gold Fin Condenser
Dimensions Height: 34.4 cm
Width: 30 cm
Depth: 41 cm
Weight: 20 kg
Variation 0.6 HP

The Chigo CHG-WR60A 0.6HP air conditioner has a wireless remote control feature that lets you set the thermostat and timer while laying in your bed. This feature is very useful especially when you get home from work and you just want to relax without manually setting your AC.

This unit has excellent build quality and is perfect for every Filipino room even in 24/7 continuous use. Chigo CHG-WR60A is definitely a steal for its price and features.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
·       R410a refrigerant

·       Remote controlled

·       Good build quality

·       ‘New’ brand for Filipino consumers.

·       The noise is noticeable.

Where to buy Chigo 0.6 HP window type air conditioner (CHG-WR60A)

Shop Lazada / Shopee Chigo CHG-WR60A 0.6HP
Check Prices Lazada / Shopee 

10# Fujidenzo 0.6 HP window type air conditioner (WAM55I)

Horsepower 0.6 HP
BTU 5,500
EER 10.3
Refrigerant Inverter Grade R410a Refrigerant
 4-Mode Operation: Auto, Cool, Dry, Fan

 

Cooling area Up to 10 sqm. area
Dimension 290 x 415 x 350 in mm (h:w:d)
Features ·       Auto-on Timer

·       Super Quiet Operation

·       Multi Angle Airflow

·       Dehumidifier

·       Dust Auto-Restart

·       High Efficiency

·       Dust and Pollution Filter

Where to buy Fujidenzo 0.6 HP window type air conditioner (WAM55I)

Shop Lazada / Shopee
Check Prices Lazada / Shopee

How to choose the right window type aircon that suits your needs

Don’t just buy based on the features found in the aircon stickers – especially those features that you don’t understand. Most of these are just redundant and marketing strategies to attract your eyeballs.

This section is focused on the important things that you need to know before purchasing your first window-type ac.

Continue reading the more in-depth guide on aircon buying guide.

Get the right aircon size for your room

As a rule of thumb, the size of the window type aircon should depend on the area you want to put it in. Too small, and it will have a hard time cooling your room while too big will create humidity leaving you cold.

How to compute BTU to get the right AC size for your room

You can get the right aircon size by computing the BTU cooling capacity of the room. BTU stands for British Thermal Unit, the measurement used to gauge energy. Here’s a nice BTU calculator to save you some headache.

Note: We need to consider the ceiling height for a more accurate computation. So we will use volume instead of area.

Here’s a sample computation of the room that I am in now:

  • Volume (in feet) – 8 ft length x 8 ft width x 12 ft height = 768 cubic feet
  • Multiply 768 cubic feet by 4: 768 x 4 = 3,072 BTU

If you’re wondering where I got 4, check the image below for the estimated recommended BTU.

Room Multiplication Factor
Lounge / Dining Room Multiply cubic feet by 5
Bedroom Multiply cubic feet by 4
Common Area / Kitchen Multiply cubic feet by 3
North facing rooms Add 10%
French windows Add 20%
Double glazing Deduct 10%

Factors to keep in mind is to consider the number of occupants in a room, exposure to sunlight, insulation condition, and climate. Another rule of thumb is to add 600 BTU per occupant/person in the room.

Place to install

After you compute the right ac size and BTU, the next thing to consider is the place you want to install it.

Also, according to Samsung, the ideal installation height is 3-4 feet from the floor. It is also ideal to install the aircon where the cold air can be evenly distributed.

You can install your new AC in your bedroom, office or living room. But the problem is where to bore a hole. Some Filipinos build their house without considering buying an AC so they need to make a hole where the window-type ac will be installed.

Where to install

  • Avoid direct sunlight because the heat will reduce the efficiency by 10%. If cannot be avoided, install a separate shade or anything that will protect the ac unit from the sunlight.
  • Dusty areas should also be avoided because it will affect the performance and may require frequent cleaning and air filter replacement.
  • Do not place it under a rain gutter or places where the rain can get inside the aircon.
  • Be considerate of your neighbor by not installing it in front of their windows or doors. Over the time, the noise will be unbearable and may cause inconvenience.

Efficiency

Window type aircons cost more electricity than regular air conditioners. Although it depends on how often you use it, your electric bill will be much higher compared to when you’re only using an electric fan.

It is important to choose a model that consumes less power and is more efficient to reduce electricity bills.

What is EER?

The EER or efficiency ratio of an air conditioner is the amount of power used in the air conditioner divided by the amount of power the air conditioner outputs. EER is calculated by taking the power consumed by the unit (AC) and dividing it by the power supplied by the inverter/compressor.

Choosing an air conditioner depends a great deal on how much money you have to spend and what you want to achieve. When looking to buy split-type of air conditioners, it is a good practice to purchase the highest EER as possible.

Price & Warranty

Filipinos want the best value for their buck, and choosing the right window type ac is no exception. But buying cheapest is not always the best, there are many brands that are in the AC industry for many years though we can’t ignore the newer brands that proved themselves and offers a longer warranty period *wink* *wink*.

Where can you buy the best window type aircon in the Philippines?

Most of the units featured in this buying guide can be bought in Lazada or Shopee. Alternatively, you can also check your local stores like Abenson, Anson, SM, Robinson’s and any aircon distributors nationwide.

Why Filipinos prefer window type AC?

The main reason why Filipinos love to shop for window type AC is because of its size and pricing.

Granted that there are more efficient and powerful inverter-type ACs that range from 25,000 PHP and above, it is ingrained in our minds that window-type air conditioners are cheap and easy to install.

1 thought on “Best window type aircon Philippines”

  1. You have a Great article, but i think it is better if you will focus in 1 type of Cooling capacity per Brand.
    Also, it will be better if you will use the exact Cooling Capacity (kj/h) instead of the Nominal value of 0.5hp or 1.0hp. This will help Customers to better compare the Capacity of each Brand / Model.
    Unfortunately for the Philippines, the only reference for the Energy Efficiency of an Air Conditioning unit is it’s EER, so I think it will be useful if you can indicate the EER per Brand per Model per Cooling Capacity (kj/h). Thanks and stay safe

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