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'Freezing within the hour': This bestselling Midea A/C is down to $144

Over 6,000 Walmart shoppers say this window unit with simple dial controls keeps them plenty cool at a reasonable price.

The first major heat wave of the summer has been a doozy, and unfortunately, there are probably many more where that came from. Having a powerful air-conditioning unit can be the difference between tolerating this season and actually enjoying it, and shoppers are gearing up for more record high temperatures with a window unit from Midea. It's on sale for just $144 at Walmart.

This window A/C unit — aka your summer MVP — has seven temperature settings and easy-to-use dial controls.

$144 at Walmart

Why is this a good deal? 💰

This shopper-favorite A/C unit has been holding steady at its $144 sale price, but nothing lasts forever, especially if temperatures stay so extreme. Comparable units often go for $200 or more, so snag it at this price while you still can!

Why do I need this? 🤔

This bestseller is a top pick for its size, power and price. And while so many of today's A/C units are pumped full of features that the average shopper doesn't need or even know how to use, this one keeps things simple. It has two cooling settings, two fan speeds and seven temperature settings, so you're sure to find that sweet spot during these sweltering months. One feature that does come in handy, especially if you're not tech-savvy, is the built-in filter indicator — it lights up when it's time to remove and clean the filter, a crucial task that will keep your A/C in tip-top shape.

When it comes to power, this unit has 5,000 BTUs, or British thermal units. That's the ideal size for cooling a small or mid-sized room (think a bedroom, office or small living room) without struggling to keep up.

Midea window air conditioner
Sometimes, simple is best — and this no-frills A/C unit proves it. (Walmart)

What reviewers say 💬

With over 6,000 five-star reviews at Walmart, this affordable A/C is shopper-approved.

Pros 👍

A 73-year-old who lives in the sweltering South said this unit is the real deal — and she even set it up herself. "I bought this unit to supplement my central unit on these hot New Orleans nights," the reviewer wrote. "It took me about 20 minutes to install this A/C in my window. [The] outside heat index was 104°F. Indoor temperature [was] around 80°F. After running this unit in my 13'x13' bedroom with the door closed and central air turned off, the temperature dropped to about 74°F in a half-hour."

Another shopper was pleasantly surprised by how quiet it is. "Works incredibly well. Keeps my room nice and cool at night on low cool," the reviewer said. "Runs quietly too. When [it's] time to replace the one in my son's room, the choice is easy."

A final fan mentioned that you don't have to wait long for cool air to fill up the room. "The compact size made us question if it would work," they said. "This one made it freezing within the hour on the top settings even in a big spaced bedroom."

Cons 👎

Remember, you're just getting the essentials here — and a few reviewers would have appreciated a few more bells and whistles.

One shopper said she would've given the Midea a five-star rating, but deducted some points after noticing that it "does not have a remote."

Another added that the two dials on the front of the unit can be "somewhat difficult to turn," adding that "digital would be easier."

Hoping for a hassle-free installation? This is sized to fit windows 23 to 36 inches wide and requires a minimum height of 13 inches.

$144 at Walmart
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