Air conditioners: 10 best buys

Make/model: LG LW8014ER window air conditioner (8,000
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Make/model:
LG LW8014ER window air conditioner (8,000 BTU)
Size: Large (57 pounds)
Special features: Remote control, built in timer, up/down louver control, 2-year warranty on fan motor
Good to know: This unit has an excellent overall performance, but a high noise level.
Where to buy: $239 at Home Depot
(Credit: homedepot.com)

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In this sweltering summer heat, many Long Islanders just want to hide out indoors and blast the A.C. But how do you find the right air conditioner for your space at the best value? We turned to Consumer Reports for the highest-rated air conditioners based on cooling strength, reliability, special features, installation and price. Here are 10 of their best picks.

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