Sharp AFS80RX Window Air Conditioner Review

Overall Rating:
4.2 out of 5 stars
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Sharp AFS80RX

The Sharp AFS80RX window air conditioner is one of the most energy efficient units on the market, and it’s also one of the most stylish ones. Sharp has obviously listened to customer comments regarding the way an air conditioner of this type should look like. Its sleek, modern and designed to fit in with any décor. With a capacity of 8000 BTU, this unit will easily cool a room up to 415 square feet.

Review Details

The AFS80RX will eliminate the guesswork when it comes to making sure the temperature in your home is comfortable. It’s fitted with a 24 hour on/off timer for convenience and the temperature can be set at 1 degree increments. For further ease of use, this model has Sharp’s own comfort touch controls on the unit and you also benefit from a full functional remote control.

The auto-cool function is another important feature of the AFS80RX. This means the unit will automatically adjust the fan speed up when demand is high and adjust it down when the demand is low. When the desired temperature has been reached, both the compressor and fan power-off.

What We Liked

  • Energy Efficient
    The ASF80RX holds the highly acclaimed energy star rating. The automatic power-off feature for the compressor and fan further helps towards saving money on electricity.
  • Ease of Use
    The control panel with this model features Sharp’s own Comfort Touch controls and for further convenience they have included a full functional remote control.
  • Quiet Operation
    This window air conditioner features an energy saving mode for overnight operation and because both the fan and compressor power-off when the desired temperature has been reached, it makes for superior quiet operation.
  • Cool Air Where You Need It
    You benefit from 3 cooling/fan speeds with this model and it also has 4 way direction airflow controls.
  • No Guesswork
    It’s possible to set the desired temperature in one degree increments, eliminating the need for any guesswork.

What We Didn't Like

  • Unhelpful Manual
    Whilst the written instructions are pretty clear with this model, it has to be said that Sharp could have done a better job, especially for people who like to be guided by pictures.
  • Window Dimensions
    Anyone considering purchasing this unit should be aware it will not fit a window beyond 22 inches in width.

Conclusion

The Sharp AFS80RX ranks well on many online retail sites. The design is aesthetically pleasing (which isn’t easy for a window air conditioner) and its features are made for ease of use. Temperature accuracy comes in handy as well, as a one degree difference can easily affect overall indoor air comfort. Overall this is a reasonably priced unit that works well.

Review by AirReflect ©
Last modified: June 3, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
Product:
Sharp AFS80RX
Dimensions (L x W x H):
16.3 x 18.5 x 12.5 inches
Weight:
46.9 lbs
Power Supply:
115 Volts, 60 Hz
740 Watt, 7 Amp
Noise level:
60 dB
Coverage Area:
235 - 415 Square Feet
Heat-Pump:
No
Heater Mode:
No
Cooling Capacity:
8000 BTU/h
Refrigerant:
R-410A
Evaporative:
No
Adjustable Fan Speed:
Yes, 3 speeds
Timer:
Yes
Remote Control:
Yes
Fan-Only Mode:
Yes
Air Direction Control:
Yes
Oscillate Option:
No
Air Filter:
No
Particle Filter:
No
Antimicrobial Protection:
No
Dehumidification Option:
No
Automatic Restart:
No
Efficiency Ratio:
10.8 EER
Drain Option:
No
Energy Star Certified:
Yes
Warranty:
1 year

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