The Energy Star-rated Kenmore 75101 10,000-BTU air conditioner is a window unit that can cool large rooms of about 500 square feet. Reviews say that Kenmore air conditioners offer good features at a good price and that this model is relatively quiet. The slide-out chassis makes installation easier and more secure. This air conditioner has an energy-saver mode that turns off the unit when the desired temperature is reached, and an auto-start feature restarts the unit after a power outage or brownout. If you need more power for a larger room and can afford to pay a little more, reviews say the 12,000-BTU Kenmore 75121 (Discontinued) is a good choice.
ConsumerReports.org is the main source for tests of room air conditioners. Its most recent roundup includes testing of about air conditioners, including the Kenmore 75101. Sears.com has several dozen owner-written reviews for this air conditioner, making it our most helpful source.
If you want a professional review of air conditioners, ConsumerReports.org is the best source of information. In lab tests, about 40 room air conditioners are compared and rated in several categories such as cooling performance, noise and ease of use. The Kenmore 75101 is one of the window units in the test.
Review: Air Conditioners: Cool Comfort, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, June 2010
Most of the more than 60 owners posting reviews agree that the Kenmore 75101 cools a room nicely. Even a few who give this unit a low rating feel its cooling performance is good. The low scores are due to complaints about noise and poor construction. Several complain about the unit being heavy. A few say it does not cool well. But overall, this Kenmore air conditioner maintains an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Review: Kenmore 10,000 BTU Single Room Air Conditioner, Contributors to Sears.com