According to reviews, the Kenmore 76081 air conditioner is an inexpensive window unit that can cool rooms of up to 400 square feet. Temperature settings are easy to control using the remote control, 12-hour delay timer and electronic controls on the unit itself. The Energy Star rating and energy-saver mode should help you save on your electricity bill. Most owners say it is a quiet model (though some disagree) that does an excellent job of cooling. For smaller rooms up to 200 square feet, we found good reviews for the 6,000-BTU Kenmore 75062 (Discontinued).
ConsumerReports.org provides the most comprehensive comparison review of room air conditioners, including the Kenmore 76081. It is also a source of owner-written reviews, as it now allows readers to rate products. Sears.com is the best place to find owner-written reviews for the Kenmore 76081.
There are 10 recommended air conditioners in this most recent roundup from Consumer Reports, in which about 40 models are tested and compared. Each model is scored in several areas including noise level, energy efficiency and cooling ability. The Kenmore 76081 is included.
Review: Air Conditioners: Cool Comfort, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, June 2010
Consumer Reports now allows readers to review and comment on products. This Kenmore air conditioner gets about 30 owner-written reviews. Like the full reports, these reviews are only accessible to subscribers.
Review: Kenmore (Sears) 76081 Reviews, Contributors to ConsumerReports.org
Sears.com is the best place for owner-written reviews of the Kenmore 76081. More than 100 reviewers give it an above-average overall rating. While the majority praises this model and says it does an excellent job of cooling, one owner finds it so noisy she can't sleep at night. A few others report major problems in assembling and installing this heavy unit.
Review: Kenmore 7,800 BTU Single Room Air Conditioner, Contributors to Sears.com