The Kenmore 75062 costs more than most 6,000-BTU air conditioners, but for a low-profile unit, it's still a bargain. Owners like the shorter chassis this model offers because it blocks less sunlight and can be readily moved from room to room. It weighs only 40 pounds, and owners say this air conditioner is much easier for one person to install than other models. Features include remote control, electronic controls and digital temperature display, energy-saver mode and timer. One downside is that it doesn't effectively direct air to the right, so you may want to consider a different model if the window you're using is left of the area you want to cool. If you don't need a low profile design, the 7,800-BTU Kenmore 76081 (Discontinued) has more cooling power and costs less.
Both ConsumerReports.org and ConsumerGuide.com offer professional reviews of the Kenmore 75062, but Consumer Reports' review is much more credible. For owner reviews, Sears.com is the best source with more than 70 comments and ratings.
There are 10 recommended air conditioners in this most recent roundup from ConsumerReports.org, in which about 40 models were tested and compared. Each model is scored in several areas including noise level, energy efficiency and cooling ability. The Kenmore 75062 is among the tested models.
Review: Air Conditioners: Cool Comfort, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, June 2010
The Kenmore 75062 earns a high average rating in more than 90 owner-written reviews at Sears.com. Most owners praise this air conditioner's stylish design, effective cooling and ease of installation. As with many air conditioners, opinions are mixed as to how loud this unit is, but most agree that the low-profile design is a major bonus.
Review: Kenmore 6,000 BTU Single Room Air Conditioner, Contributors to Sears.com
ConsumerGuide.com gives the Kenmore 75062 a score of 3 stars (out of 5) and includes two paragraphs of discussion for this model. While the included information is helpful, there's no indication that the air conditioner has been subjected to testing.
Review: Kenmore 75062 Air Conditioner, Editors of ConsumerGuide.com, May 1, 2007