Koldfront WAC25001W 208/230v 25,000 BTU Heat/Cool Window Air Conditioner Review

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Koldfront 25,000 BTU Heat Cool Window Air ConditionerCertain spaces are better suited for certain air conditioners, and there are many types to choose from. This product is a top rated window air conditioner. It must be installed in a window with a minimum height of 19.5 inches. The dimensions of the unit are 18.6” H x 26.5” W x 26.5” D. It does not require a wall sleeve.

Unlike split-system air conditioners, this unit does not have two pieces that are installed both on an indoor wall and outside. Instead, it is one large piece that is installed into a window frame where it is both indoors and outside all at once.

With this unit, temperature is set using the electronic thermostat and digital display. Controls can be operated from any room with the remote control. With it, the owner can also control settings like energy saver mode, fan speed, and 24-hour timer.

Energy saver mode cycles the fan on for two minutes at 10-minute intervals and will turn the compressor back on if the room temperature exceeds the set temperature.

Another option is sleep mode, which will adjust the temperature periodically before returning to the set temperature after 6 hours.
In addition, the unit will switch from cooling to heating automatically as long as both settings are on automatic. The unit offers a 2-year warranty.

Pros and Cons


● This unit is equipped with efficiency settings like energy saver mode and sleep mode to help save you money
● Easy to use, comes with a remote control
● Adjustable fan speed and 24-hour timer
Top rated window air conditioner
● 2-year warranty
● Automatically switches from cooling to heating
● Cheap, affordable unit under $700 with free shipping
● 25,000 BTUs of cooling power and 16,000 BTUs of heating power
● 4-way directional louvers


● Warranty is pretty short considering the life-expectancy of the unit
● Because this air conditioner is not a split-system unit, it is a little louder than those options.
● This option is also not as versatile as the split system units because it must be mounted in a window and cannot be attached to the wall.
● Requires 30 Amp 230 Volt breaker to function properly, which is not included
● Curbside delivery only, no inside delivery


In summary, this unit may be efficient and affordable, but it isn’t as versatile as the split-set options that are available. This unit is a window air conditioner, meaning it must be mounted in a window space, and is inappropriate for any other use. Again, it really does depend on the specific needs of the buyer and the restrictions of the room.

While it may be possible to install this unit yourself, it is much heavier than others at over 130 pounds. Only curbside delivery is available. In addition, it requires installation parts that are not included with the unit.

With minimal equipment and installation requirements, this 25,000 BTU window air conditioner can sufficiently cool the large area you need. You will need a window size range of 31 inches to 42 inches wide, with a minimum height of 19.5 inches. The dimensions of the unit itself are 18.6 inches high, 26.5 inches wide and 26.5 inches deep. With a weight of 131 pounds, two people are recommended for safe installation. You will also need a 30-amp 230 volt breaker, as the plug type for this unit is LCDI 6-30P. Once installed, this unit features a variety of options for your cooling needs.

Aside from the air conditioning setting, this unit features three fan speeds, four operational modes, a 24-hour timer, and 4-way air directional vents. Do you need air circulation without cooling? Capitalize on this unit is fan settings for optimal air circulation. The fan can be controlled by the included remote control or by using the buttons on the front of the unit itself. What about those summer nights where you go to bed hot and wake up cold? With a 24-hour programmable timer, you can control when the air conditioning unit operates. Not only does this make for a comfortable atmosphere, but this also cuts energy cost!

On top of that, if something goes wrong, the manufacturer only offers a 2-year warranty. If you’re willing to pay for it, a 4-year warranty is available for an additional cost upon checkout.

While it is louder than the split-system options, it isn’t unreasonable for a window air conditioner. Again, it all depends on your specific needs and preferences.

Additional Information on this Brand and Model

The Koldfront brand is produced by Living Direct Inc., which was founded in 1999. Koldfront has a reputation of creating portable and innovative solutions, and it produces a wide range of products.

This model in particular is a window air conditioner, much different than the split-system air conditioners that are fairly modern in comparison. Window units have only one piece and are installed in an open window. Interior air is cooled when the blower pulls the air, which is hot and full of dust particles, through a filter, separating the air from the debris. Then, the freshly filtered air passes over a cooling coil.

Since the coil is much colder than the room air, the coil absorbs the heat, causing the room’s ambient to drop, and in turn, cooling the air. Since the coil is also colder than the room’s dew point, a layer of dew forms on the coil, removing moisture from the air and thus lowering the room’s humidity.

This newly filtered, low-temperature, de-humidified air is then exhaled at high velocity through a metal duct and the air conditioner’s front panel. The cycle continues until the thermostat detects that the desired temperature is reached.

The condensation that was created by the coil accumulates into a pan at the bottom of the unit. Unlike older models, there are no drain holes or plugs used to remove the water. Instead, once the water builds up, it is distributed by the fan sling and thrown against the condenser. Window air conditioning units are very effective. This unit in particular is efficient, affordable, and reliable.