Haier Window Air Conditioner Reviews 2018-2019

Haier makes window air conditioners in a large range of sizes. Features options are good, though not as large as you have with a few other brands like Friedrich and LG. None of the Haier ACs include heating capability.

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This complete Haier window air conditioner review and buying guide includes information on AC sizes, price, features and features not available. A Quick Picks section at the bottom of the review is a list of top models in categories like efficiency, features, smart home and more.

We’ve completed reviews for leading brands Frigidaire, Friedrich, LG, GE and Kapsul.

Just starting your research? If so, you might enjoy our full Window AC Buying Guide. It covers all the bases like window AC features to consider, how to size a window unit and energy efficiency.

Haier Window Air Conditioner Features

There are 17 models in the current Haier window air conditioner lineup.

The table below gives you the model analysis – their sizes, efficiency and features at a glance. We also include Haier window air conditioner prices (MSRP). Each of our brand reviews has a table for easy comparison of the brands you’re considering.

SeriesBTUsCEERKey Features
QHM8 models 5K to 24K10.3-12.1Energy Star, slide-out chassis, remote, 24H timer/delay
QHC8,10,12,15,18, 24K10.3-12.0Same as QHM plus Wi-Fi
QHV5K only11.1Budget AC with few features
QHQ6K only11.13-speed fan, 4-way louvres
ESAQ6K only12.1Very quiet (43db), remote, dehumidify mode

Here are key features of Haier window air conditioners:

24-hour Timers with Delayed Start

These timers allow you to control when the unit turns on and how long it runs. This convenience also conserves energy, so the unit isn’t cooling unoccupied space.

Timers are available on QHM, QHC, QHQ and ESAQ Series window units.

Wi-fi

Using wi-fi with the Haier app allows you to monitor and control the AC from any smart device anywhere. Like timers, wi-fi helps control energy usage while ensuring that the room or zone is cool and comfortable when you arrive home. If you forget to turn off or adjust the AC, it’s easy with the app.

Wi-fi is available on the six Haier QHC window air conditioners.

Basic Comfort Features

Like most top window units, all but the QHV unit have multispeed fans, adjustable air louvers and digital control and display.

Features Not Available on Haier Window Air Conditioners

Here are a couple features you’ll find on other brands, but not Haier.

Inverter-type Compressors: Inverter-controlled compressors are a staple of the mini split (ductless) AC market. LG uses this technology in its top window units. The benefit is precisely balanced cooling and higher energy efficiency than is possible with the rotary compressors used in most window air conditioners.

Heat: The Kühl Y-Series window units include true heat pump technology that provides heating that is much more efficient and comfortable than the electric resistance heating elements found in some window air conditioners.

Most other brands have at least a few models with electric space heaters included.

R32 Refrigerant: Most window ACs use R410A refrigerant. It doesn’t deplete ozone, but has a relatively high global warming potential (GWP=2,088). R32 doesn’t deplete ozone and has a GWP of 675. Most LG and some Friedrich window units use R32.

Ionizers: Among the top brands, only the Frigidaire FGRC Series has ionizer technology. An ionizer electronically charges small particles in the air, so they can be more easily trapped in the filter. Ionizers are a type of air cleaner.

Casement/Sliding Window Models: Among top brands, only the Frigidaire FFRS Series are designed for these windows.

Haier Window AC Prices by Size

Once you know what size window AC you need, the table will show you the cost ranges.

Our Window AC Buying Guide includes a section on how to properly size a window unit. The right size air conditioner will cool and dehumidify the space without overcooling or wasting energy.

BTUsRoom Sq. Ft.Price
5K to 8K100-350$210-$300
10K to 12K350-550$330-$470
15K to 18K550-1,000$490-$630
24K1,000-1,650$710-$740

How to Choose a Window AC

Here’s a summary of the steps that ensure you get a window air conditioner you’ll be happy with in the years ahead.

1. Determine the square footage of the room or area the AC will serve.

2. See the guide for the size of the AC you will need.

3. Decide which features the AC should have.

4. If the AC will get heavy use, consider buying a very efficient window air conditioner.

5. If the AC will get occasional use, then a more affordable unit is cost-effective.

Quick Picks

This popular section in our reviews allows you to see the top Haier window units in categories important to consumers.

The Most Efficient Models

Haier QHM and QHC Series are certified Energy Star window air conditioners.

Quietest Models

The Haier ESAQ window unit is one of the quietest window air conditioners on the market. Its quietest level is just 43 decibels.

Premium – Best Features Models:

The Haier QHM and QHC Series are the top of the line, though only the QHC has wi-fi.

Most Compact/Smallest Models:

All of the 5,000 and 6,000 BTU models are compact.

Best Value Models:

Haier QHV 5,000 BTU unit

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