An air conditioner weighs 30 to more than 150 pounds if it is a room air conditioner.
The lightest air conditioners are window air conditioners. Portable air conditioners are next in terms of the lightest units. Central air conditioner outside units weigh 140 to 280 pounds.
What is the Weight of a Window Air Conditioner?
The weight of a window air conditioner is 30 pounds to 159 pounds. Most popular models weigh 60 to 890 pounds.
Weight of a window air conditioner:
|Cooling Capacity||Min. Weight (lbs.)||Average Weight (lbs.)||Max. Weight (lbs.)|
|5,000 Btu||35 lbs||44 lbs||62 lbs|
|6,000 Btu||39 lbs||49 lbs||63 lbs|
|7,500 Btu||66 lbs||71 lbs||75 lbs|
|8,000 Btu||30 lbs||55 lbs||84 lbs|
|10,000 Btu||51 lbs||65 lbs||88 lbs|
|12,000 Btu||56 lbs||72 lbs||102 lbs|
|14,000 Btu||59 lbs||77 lbs||115 lbs|
|14,500 Btu||79 lbs||91 lbs||102 lbs|
|15,000 Btu||73 lbs||104 lbs||118 lbs|
|15,100 Btu||102 lbs||111 lbs||118 lbs|
|18,000 Btu||110 lbs||112 lbs||146 lbs|
|23,000 Btu||134 lbs||147 lbs||159 lbs|
|24,000 Btu||117 lbs||123 lbs||128 lbs|
|25,000 Btu||130 lbs||135 lbs||154 lbs|
Note: This data is based on 212 popular window ACs on the market.
BTU capacity is generally the biggest factor in how heavy a window AC is.
But beware when buying a window air conditioner based on capacity. This is because heavy models in any given capacity can weigh 30% to 50% more than average for units in that capacity. Some weigh up to 75% more than the lightest models.
For example, the heaviest 12,000 BTU window AC weighs 42% more than average and 82% more than the lightest 12,000 BTU window air conditioner.
Lightest Weight Window Air Conditioner from Each Brand
The lightest window air conditioners weigh 30 to 48 pounds depending on the brand.
Lightest weight window air conditioner of each brand
|Keystone||KSTSW08A||8000 Btu||30 lbs|
|Midea||MAW08V1QWT||8000 Btu||35 lbs|
|GE||AHEC05AC||5000 Btu||36 lbs|
|Haier||QHEC05AC||5000 Btu||36 lbs|
|LG||LW5016||5000 Btu||39 lbs|
|Danby||DAC050ME1WDB||5000 Btu||42 lbs|
|Della||048-TL-W6KW||6000 Btu||43 lbs|
|Friedrich||CCF06A10A||6000 Btu||44 lbs|
|Toshiba||RAC-WK0511CMU||5000 Btu||44 lbs|
|Frigidaire||FHWW082WCE||8000 Btu||45 lbs|
|Hisense||AW0822CW1W||8000 Btu||47 lbs|
|Kenmore||87050||5000 Btu||47 lbs|
|kapsulair||W5||5000 Btu||48 lbs|
The single lightest window air conditioner is the Keystone KSTSW08A, and yes, it weighs just 30lbs.
However, please note before you buy that this is a casement window air conditioner. That means it will not fit in many single-hung and double-hung windows, only casement and sliding/gliding windows.
*The Keystone website lists this unit at 35.5lbs. That weight likely includes the packing materials. Once you unbox the AC, it should weigh about 30 pounds.
What is the lightest window air conditioner for a double-hung window?
The Midea MAW08V1QWT at 35lbs is the lightest. Its U-shaped design is perfect for any double-hung or single-hung window.
What is a light window air conditioner? A light window AC is one that a single person can lift, in most cases.
It never hurts to have an extra set of hands to help lift the unit into the window frame and hold it in place while the side panels are extended and secured.
Are there light window air conditioners? Yes, as our chart shows. Regardless of the size AC you need for your room, you should be able to find one that you can lift by yourself or with the help of another person.
How much does a GE AC weigh?
36 pounds is the lightest weight. The heaviest weigh more than 125 pounds. Average is 70-80 pounds.
What is the lightest window air conditioner brand?
Keystone makes the overall lightest window air conditioner. Many of its units are lighter than average for their BTU capacity.
What is the Weight of a Portable Air Conditioner?
The weight of a portable air conditioner is 43 pounds to 90 pounds.
Weight of a portable air conditioner
|Cooling Capacity (DOE SACC)||Min. Weight (lbs.)||Average Weight (lbs.)||Max. Weight (lbs.)|
|4,000 Btu||43 lbs||49 lbs||57 lbs|
|5,000 Btu||47 lbs||53 lbs||59 lbs|
|5,300 Btu||54 lbs||57 lbs||61 lbs|
|5,500 Btu||50 lbs||61 lbs||73 lbs|
|5,800 Btu||57 lbs||60 lbs||66 lbs|
|6,000 Btu||53 lbs||58 lbs||69 lbs|
|6,500 Btu||63 lbs||65 lbs||69 lbs|
|6,700 Btu||58 lbs||61 lbs||66 lbs|
|7,000 Btu||53 lbs||59 lbs||70 lbs|
|7,200 Btu||60 lbs||70 lbs||79 lbs|
|7,700 Btu||68 lbs||68 lbs||68 lbs|
|8,000 Btu||44 lbs||69 lbs||86 lbs|
|8,050 Btu||64 lbs||65 lbs||66 lbs|
|8,400 Btu||58 lbs||63 lbs||68 lbs|
|8,600 Btu||69 lbs||75 lbs||86 lbs|
|9,000 Btu||68 lbs||70 lbs||71 lbs|
|10,000 Btu||58 lbs||76 lbs||90 lbs|
|12,000 Btu||62 lbs||78 lbs||89 lbs|
Note: This data is based on 180 popular portable ACs on the market.
Consumer Reports gives an average weight of 50-80 pounds for portable ACs. Its estimate is accurate based on our study of 180 portable AC models. Our average weight column ranges from 49 to 78 pounds.
If the unit has a condensate reservoir, it could hold up to 2 gallons of water and be about 16 lbs heavier than when it is empty. It makes sense to empty the unit before trying to move or lift it.
Again, BTU capacity is the biggest factor in how much a portable air conditioner weighs.
Lightest Weight Portable Air Conditioner from Each Brand
What is the lightest portable air conditioner? For most brands, it ranges from 43 to a little less than 60 lbs.
Lightest weight portable air conditioner of each brand
|Brand||Model||Capacity (DOE SACC)||Weight|
|Honeywell||MO08CESWK6||4000 Btu||43 lbs|
|Kenmore||77086||8000 Btu||44 lbs|
|SereneLife||SLPAC805W||5000 Btu||45 lbs|
|Keystone||KSTAP05PHA||5000 Btu||47 lbs|
|Midea||MAP05R1WWT||5000 Btu||47 lbs|
|Frigidaire||FHPC082AC1||5000 Btu||50 lbs|
|Haier||HPP08XCR||8000 Btu||51 lbs|
|GE||APCA09YZMW||5600 Btu||52 lbs|
|Hisense||AP0522CR1W||5000 Btu||52 lbs|
|BLACK+DECKER||BPACT12HWT||6000 Btu||54 lbs|
|LG||LP0621WSR||6000 Btu||54 lbs|
|Shinco||SPF1-08C||5000 Btu||55 lbs|
|Danby||DPA050E2BDB-6||5000 Btu||56 lbs|
|Toshiba||RAC-PD1011CRU||7000 Btu||57 lbs|
|Delonghi||PACN270GN-3AWH||6700 Btu||58 lbs|
The overall lightest portable air conditioner available today is the Honeywell MO08CESWK6. It is a 4000 BTU portable AC according to the DOE SACC rating, and it weighs 43 pounds.
What is the Average Weight of a Central Air Conditioner Outside Unit?
The weight of central air conditioner outside units is 140 pounds to 280 pounds.
Average Weight of central air conditioner outside unit
|Capacity||Average Weight (lbs.)|
|1.5 Ton||140 lbs|
|2 Ton||155 lbs|
|2.5 Ton||160 lbs|
|3 Ton||180 lbs|
|3.5 Ton||205 lbs|
|4 Ton||220 lbs|
|5 Ton||280 lbs|
How much does a 3 ton AC weigh?
Average weight is 180lbs.
Are air conditioners heavy?
Yes – they can weigh more than 120 pounds. The most popular sizes have average weights of 55 to 105 pounds.
Why are air conditioners so heavy?
Most have steel frames and many steel components including the radiator-like coil. AC compressors are very heavy parts.
What does a 12000 BTU AC weigh?
56 to 102 pounds. The average weight of a 12000 BTU window air conditioner is 72 lbs. based on our study of more than 200 models from all brands.
How much does a 15000 BTU air conditioner weigh?
73 lbs to 118 lbs with an average of 104 lbs.
How heavy is a 10,000 BTU window AC?
51 lbs to 88 lbs with an average of 66 lbs.
How heavy is a portable air conditioner?
Average weight is 49 to 78 pounds, but they can weigh up to 90 pounds.
Where can I find the air conditioner’s weight?
If you haven’t purchased it yet, check the box or the product page online in the Specifications section. On Amazon.com, for example, scroll down the page to the Product Information/Technical Details section, and the weight should be listed.
If you have the AC, the weight might be listed on the cabinet of the unit. If not, search the model number online, and you might find the information.