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Kenmore Air Conditioners not only cool a room, but also remove unwanted moisture so your room won’t feel as hot in the humid summer. Unfortunately, the exact amount that’s removed isn’t explicitly stated. Like most models, it’s cumbersome to clean, but we still consider it the best through-the-wall air conditioner because of its plethora of other positive features. Read on to learn more about its features and compare it with other popular air conditioners.

Why We Like It – Kenmore Air Conditioner

The Kenmore Air Conditioner is, overall, a fine choice for an in-wall air conditioning unit. It can cool any mid-sized room without hassle and has an excellent EER rating which leads to a well-earned Energy Star certification. And while it may be heavy, the rattling-induced noise that comes with light units is reduced.

  • Can Cool Medium-Sized Rooms Easily
  • Comparatively Quiet Model
  • Alexa Compatible
  • No Exact Amounts for Moisture Removal Given
  • Cleaning Can be Cumbersome
  • Heavy


The Kenmore Elite Air Conditioner boasts 12000 BTUs of cooling power, which makes it simple to set it at the ideal AC temp. Translated into square footage, it can cool a room of up to 550 square feet. If you’d prefer a brand that has some variety of BTU power, check out the Keystone Air Conditioner. Lastly, although Kenmore’s dehumidifier setting also removes moisture from the air, the exact amount is unknown. For an option for a smaller room, check out our LG LW8016 HR review, which is good for about 320 sq. ft.

Energy Efficiency

The Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) on the Kenmore Air Conditioner is 12.0, which qualifies it for an Energy Star Certification, which is always welcome. However, this is still higher than the around 10.5 most of its competitors, such as the KSTAT10-2C Keystone Air Conditioner, carry. Further, it also doesn’t seem to be UL-Listed, which would have been a most welcome addition. A much more energy-efficient unit is the Keystone 450 sq ft air conditioner which features an energy saver mode.


The unit contains a flashing light that indicates the filter must be cleaned, which is pretty handy. However, it must be cleaned by hand, and doing it once a month is ideal to avoid most of the larger particles. While not exactly bad, it can be a little cumbersome. But since most in-wall and window air conditioners must be cleaned this way, we won’t dock too many points away. If you’d prefer an AC unit with a self-cleaning filtration system, we recommend the Innovair Air Conditioner.


At 81 pounds, the Kenmore Air Conditioner is on the heavier side of in-wall air conditioning units. However, this also means less rattling and, thus, less rattling noise. Still, check out the Friedrich Wall Air Conditioner if you’d like something lighter. Speaking of noise, the Kenmore Air Conditioner has a 54dB noise level. For comparison, normal conversation is at 60dB. Comparatively, it’s a quiet model, just like the Haier Serenity Series quiet 6000 BTU window air conditioner.


Similar to the LG 115v dual inverter smart window air conditioner, the Kenmore offers a remote control and compatibility with Amazon Alexa. The remote control will be great on a humid day when you don’t want to become unstuck from the couch, and if the remote is too far, you can always ask Alexa to do it for you. Just be aware that the smart settings are for temperature only and can’t be used to change the fan’s operating modes.

Kenmore Air Conditioner Wrap Up

Kenmore is a long-running brand known for its excellent air conditioners, and the Smart 04277127 is no exception to that. It’s comparatively quiet, and the Alexa compatibility makes it one of the few smart air conditioners on the market right now. So if you want to be an air conditioner trendsetter, go for it.

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