More than 100 consumers have posted Frigidaire LRA074AT7 (starting at $159) reviews at Lowe's and nearly all of them are fans of this 6,500 BTU model. Users praise the air conditioner's performance and value in reviews and note with surprise how quiet it is. One of the only quibbles that comes up in Frigidaire LRA074AT7 reviews is that, in cooling mode, the air conditioner displays the temperature you've set rather than the current temperature, which is visible only on the fan setting.
This Lowe's-exclusive model earns an Energy Star label with an energy efficiency rating of 10.7. It comes with energy saver and sleep modes, filter check, a remote control, and a 24-hour on/off timer. It's covered by a five-year full in-home warranty, among the best we've seen.
The Frigidaire LRA074AT7 has an impressively low price tag given its features, efficiency, and cooling capacity. It's easily our top pick for a 250-square-foot room.