When the temperature rises, the best way to cool down is to take refuge in an air-conditioned room. While it may seem like Labor Day is right around the corner, there are still plenty of hot days ahead of us. If you’re starting to regret your decision to tough out another summer with just a fan or the ancient AC you’ve used for a decade, here’s a deal that will stop fretting (and sweating): This 6,000-BTU window AC from GE is on sale right now for just $160. According to Shirley Hood, an appliance specialist at Abt Electronics and Appliances, a 6,000-BTU AC will easily cool a 200- to 300-square-foot room, making this one ideal for a bedroom, living room, or even a small studio. GE’s window ACs have been recommended to us by experts, one of whom (HVAC contractor Justin Edwards) has said they’re “easy to install.” Speaking of installation, this model comes with a mounting kit — and a remote control that you can use to set its timer and switch between its three fan speeds without leaving the couch.
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