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GE AHEE06AC Review

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The GE AHEE06AC cools small areas well, has user-friendly controls, and uses just .46 kW/ hr, making it a great value for apartments and as a second unit, though it lacks smart features.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The GE AHEE06AC is the brand’s budget 6000 BTU window air conditioner released in 2020. Designed to cool rooms up to 250 square feet, this electronic window AC has a thermostat, three cooling and three fan-only speeds, and a 24-hour on/off timer.

Like many of the best air conditioners, it also comes with a remote control, adding convenience without the complexity of more expensive models that use Bluetooth and app-based smart home features. Two-way louvers allow some control of airflow direction.

Consensus

our Verdict

The GE AHEE06AC has adequate cooling ability for its intended use in rooms up to around 250 square feet. It has up to 139 CFM of airflow on high and a cooling speed of just under 7 minutes per degree. Noise is also average, with 55-56 dB. However, its energy consumption is a low .46 kW/ hour, making it one of the more affordable air conditioners to run.

Its controls are simple and easy to use but lack smart features. It doesn’t have Bluetooth or smart home integration, but it does have an electronic thermostat, a remote control, and a programmable timer.

Reason to Buy

  • Adequate cooling
    • Performs well for its 6000-BTU rating, with cooling rates of around six minutes per degree F

    • 535 cooling Watts outperforms most air conditioners with a 6000-BTU rating. You can also check out the GE Profile Clearview PHNT10 review for another good choice.

  • Simple, easy-to-use electronic controls
    • Comes with a useful IR remote, three cooling modes, and three fan-only speeds, plus a programmable digital thermostat and a 24-hour timer

  • Lower-than-average energy use

Reason to Avoid

  • Performance doesn’t stand out
    • The 139-CFM max is less than the cheaper GE AHEC05AC provides.

  • Can get noisy on its high setting
    • While its 55-dB noise level on low is average for air conditioners, the 06AC gets up to 62 dB on high

  • Lacks smart features
    • The 06AC doesn’t have wireless connectivity, app support, or voice control

    • Relying on simple three-mode settings and an electronic thermostat, it doesn’t have the versatility or scheduling options some app-enabled air conditioners have.

GE AHEE06AC Specs

Airflow RateAirflow Rate139 CFM
App CompatibleApp CompatibleNo
Auto Shut-OffAuto Shut-OffYes
BTU Cooling RatingBTU Cooling Rating6000 BTU
Cord LengthCord Length6 ft
DepthDepth15"
Energy Efficiency RatioEnergy Efficiency Ratio2.6
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedNo
Form FactorForm FactorWindow
HeightHeight12.5"
Integrated HeaterIntegrated HeaterNo
Max Window Opening HeightMax Window Opening Heightn/a
Max Window Opening WidthMax Window Opening Width36"
Min Window Opening HeightMin Window Opening Height13.38"
Min Window Opening WidthMin Window Opening Width21.78"
Number Of Cool SettingsNumber Of Cool Settings3
Number of Fan SpeedsNumber of Fan Speeds3
Recommended Room SizeRecommended Room Size250 sq ft
Remote ControlRemote ControlYes
Sleep ModeSleep ModeNo
TimerTimerYes
WeightWeight38.92 lbs
WidthWidth16.7"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityNo

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Market Context

The GE AHEE06AC is the brand’s budget 6000 BTU window air conditioner released in 2020. Designed to cool rooms up to 250 square feet, this…

The GE AHEE06AC is the brand’s budget 6000 BTU window air conditioner released in 2020. Designed to cool rooms up to 250 square feet, this electronic window AC has a thermostat, three cooling and three fan-only speeds, and a 24-hour on/off timer.

Like many of the best air conditioners, it also comes with a remote control, adding convenience without the complexity of more expensive models that use Bluetooth and app-based smart home features. Two-way louvers allow some control of airflow direction.

Compared to the entry-level AHEC05AC, the AHEE06AC offers more cooling capacity with 6000 BTU instead of 5000 BTU. The 06AC has 535 cooling Watts compared…

Compared to the entry-level AHEC05AC, the AHEE06AC offers more cooling capacity with 6000 BTU instead of 5000 BTU. The 06AC has 535 cooling Watts compared to the 05AC’s 455 Watts. Both units have nearly equal noise outputs, with the 06AC being slightly quieter at 55 dB vs. 56 dB in low cool mode.

The AHEE06AC is generally easier to install than the pricier Clearview PHNT10CC since the 08AC weighs just 44 pounds, whereas the 92-pound NHNT10CC requires more…

The AHEE06AC is generally easier to install than the pricier Clearview PHNT10CC since the 08AC weighs just 44 pounds, whereas the 92-pound NHNT10CC requires more teamwork. The NHNT10CC has more cooling capacity than the 06AC, 10,300 BTU instead of 6,000, and is quieter, at 40 dB on its lowest setting compared to 55 dB. For another energy-efficient model from GE, consider the GE Profile Clearview AHTT06BC we also reviewed.

Compared to the Midea EasyCool MAW05M1BWT, the 06AC cools faster, reducing temperatures in a 150-square-foot space by about one more degree per hour. The EasyCool,…

Compared to the Midea EasyCool MAW05M1BWT, the 06AC cools faster, reducing temperatures in a 150-square-foot space by about one more degree per hour. The EasyCool, by contrast, uses even less energy, at .4 kW per hour, compared to the 06ACs’ .46 kW per hour. The Midea is marginally quieter, with 58 dB on its highest setting, while the 06AC registers 62 dB. The EasyCool has a more basic control layout using rotary knobs and lacks the 06AC’s remote control functionality.

Airflow Rate

139 CFM

143 CFM

App Compatible

No

No

Auto Shut-Off

Yes

No

BTU Cooling Rating

6000 BTU

5,000 BTU

Cord Length

6 ft

6 ft

Depth

15"

15"

Energy Efficiency Ratio

2.6

2.6

Energy Star Certified

No

No

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