Pros / It has a high maximum airflow, so it can cool your room quickly.
Cons / This unit is not AHAM certified, which means Kenmore's energy efficiency claims have not been verified.
Verdict / The Kenmore 77135 is a powerful wall air conditioner that can keep rooms up to 550 square feet cool and dry without bloating your power bill.
The Kenmore 77135 is an energy efficient wall air conditioner with a variety of features that make it easy to use. It can remove quite a bit of moisture from the air, which is especially useful in humid climates. With its cooling power and impressive features, this wall AC doesn't disappoint.
This powerful wall AC unit has a maximum airflow of 286 cubic feet per minute. That, combined with its 12,000 Btu of power, makes it suitable to install in a room of up to 550 square feet.
In addition, it has an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of 10.5, making it one of the most energy efficient wall ACs we reviewed, and it costs an estimated $103 to run annually. For an AC with this kind of power, that is not bad. If you have a smaller room, consider a model like the Koldfront WTC8001W, which has the lowest annual energy cost of the ACs we reviewed.
Humidity adds to heat discomfort, so thankfully, this wall-mounted AC unit can remove 3.5 pints of moisture from the air per hour. Should you simply want to circulate air without cooling it, the Kenmore 77135 has three fan speed settings to choose from.
In recent years, it has been discovered that air conditioner refrigerants that contain chlorine may contribute to ozone layer depletion. Because of this, many companies, including Kenmore, have switched to more environmentally-friendly, chlorine-free refrigerants.
While the Kenmore 77135 is UL listed and Energy Star qualified, it is not AHAM certified, which means its energy rating and appliance standards have not been verified. AHAM testing is voluntary, so this isn’t necessarily a deal breaker, but certification is nice for peace of mind.
The Kenmore 77135 has several convenient features, including a remote you can use to turn the unit on and off and adjust the fan speeds. This unit also features a programmable timer, so you can set when the cooler should turn on and off. In addition, there is an energy-saver mode that turns off the compressor and fan, then samples the air temperature every 10 minutes. The compressor and fan only turn back on when the air in the room rises above the temperature you set.
However, this model doesn’t have an auto-restart feature. Wall-mounted air conditioners with auto-restart features can turn themselves back on and resume their previous settings when the power comes back on after an outage.
This unit comes with a standard one-year appliance warranty and a five-year compressor warranty. Should you have questions, you can contact a representative via email, phone or live chat – contact information is found on the Sears website.
The Kenmore 77135 can cool a 550-square-foot room and remove a decent amount of humidity. It has a high EER and can save you money on your energy bill, though it costs more to run than some of the other units we looked at. Kenmore also includes a respectable warranty and has good customer support.