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Danby DAC5200DB Window Air Conditioner Review

Overall Rating:
4.2 out of 5 stars
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Danby DAC5200DB

Danby is one of the largest manufacturers of electrical home appliances in North America. Their 5200 BTU compact window air conditioner has been brought to the market in order to cool small rooms that are no larger than 175 square feet. It lives up to the ‘compact’ name but doesn’t let you down on its ability to cool. It’s a lightweight unit that’s not difficult to install and comes with many features larger models have.

Review Details

This lightweight air conditioner is perfect for people with apartments or condos, but it will also make a great addition to any home office or bedroom. It comes with mechanical controls that allow you to adjust the temperature anywhere from 62 – 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

Energy efficiency has been thought about with this A/C. It’s energy star rated, makes use of the eco friendly R-410A refrigerant, and has an energy efficiency rating (EER) of 10.7. Equipped with 2 way air direction, this air conditioner will easily cool the whole room. For further ease of use it comes with a remote control and easy to clean filter.

What We Liked

  • Energy Efficient
    Running this model will not hurt your wallet. Its energy star rated and has an energy efficient rating (EER) of 10.7.
  • Effortless Temperature Control
    With mechanical controls, you can set your desired temperature anywhere between 62 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Lightweight and Compact
    Weighing a mere 20kg and measuring just over 16 inches in width, the Danby DAC5200DB couldn’t be easier to install.
  • 2-Way Air Direction
    With 2-way air direction, this model will easily cool a room up to 175 square feet in size to the desired temperature.
  • Quiet Operation
    This air conditioner comes with its own sleep mode, making it perfect for overnight use.

What We Didn't Like

  • Condensation
    It has been noted that this model can produce a good deal of condensation. However, Danby has attempted to combat this by adding a soft protective layer underneath.
  • Sound of Water
    When the unit is switched on the sound of running water can be heard but, some consumers have found this to be relaxing and it in no way means there is a fault with the machine.


The compact Danby DAC5200DB window air conditioner is perfect for people that live in high rise buildings and will keep the air more comfortable during the summer months. It has a number of features not many models of this size have, but it’s not the cheapest on the market. If price is an issue, you may wish to consider the Frigidaire FRA052XT7 which will cool a room up to 150 square feet in size.

Review by AirReflect ©
Last modified: May 15, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
Danby DAC5200DB
Dimensions (L x W x H):
15.75 x 16.25 x 12.3 inches
44 lbs
Coverage Area:
175 Square Feet
Heater Mode:
Cooling Capacity:
5200 BTU/h
Adjustable Fan Speed:
Remote Control:
Fan-Only Mode:
Air Direction Control:
Oscillate Option:
Air Filter:
Particle Filter:
Antimicrobial Protection:
Dehumidification Option:
Automatic Restart:
Efficiency Ratio:
10.7 EER
Drain Option:
Energy Star Certified:
1 year

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