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[Best Buy] Air conditioners - select models 25% off energy rebate (ONTARIO ONLY)

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[Best Buy] Air conditioners - select models 25% off energy rebate (ONTARIO ONLY)

Not sure if this is “hot” or not but I was looking for a new air conditioner and noticed Best Buy is offering a 25% off instant energy rebate on some of their air conditioners.

A few of them are already on sale, plus an extra 25% off with the rebate.

I placed an order for curb side pick up yesterday morning and got an email that it was ready 1 hour later.
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Sweet. Which one is a good portable A.C?
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chilli604 wrote: Sweet. Which one is a good portable A.C?
Window A/C units are superior to portable units.
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The rebate is only for Ontario. Please add to the title.
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tew wrote: The rebate is only for Ontario. Please add to the title.
Sorry didn’t realize... done!
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This isn't anything new, the rebate was in effect since August 2019.

Here's the 25% off Ontario energy rebate thread: ontario-energy-savings-rebate-25-off-ap ... 1-2309514/

I personally bought a Danby 12,000 BTU window air conditioner on clearance in August 2019 from Best Buy for a total cost of $177.35 (after all discounts and rebate applied, including tax).

Same air conditioner is on sale now for $389: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/da ... 65&irgwc=1
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Rob_EV wrote: Window A/C units are superior to portable units.
+1
The portable are only good as additional - for example the bedroom that only has one window and you have window unit in your living room
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Rob_EV wrote: Window A/C units are superior to portable units.
Window units should be made illegal if it's not hanging over a balcony. A 2 year old girl was killed earlier this year from a window unit falling out of its frame from the 9th floor.
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Shady67 wrote: Window units should be made illegal if it's not hanging over a balcony.
Suspect the comment was about energy efficiency and capacity. They're lot more efficient as the motor heat actually gets rejected outside and you get far more output (30-40%).

For saftey, still needs to be installed properly. A single data point is not a saftey trend. If saving lives is the priority, we should start with making vehicles and fast food illegal first.
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Shady67 wrote: Window units should be made illegal if it's not hanging over a balcony. A 2 year old girl was killed earlier this year from a window unit falling out of its frame from the 9th floor.
Get over yourself. Why not make EVERYTHING that's ever killed anyone illegal then?
Know what the #1 killer worldwide is? Inefficiency leading to excess pollution.

OBVIOUSLY you need to install it PROPERLY. Too many people take shortcuts. A properly installed one will NOT fall out.

Either way......why pay more for a portable unit, while driving your electricity bill up and getting less output? Only people who don't know any better buy a portable unit.
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picklefingers wrote: Suspect the comment was about energy efficiency and capacity. They're lot more efficient as the motor heat actually gets rejected outside and you get far more output (30-40%).

For saftey, still needs to be installed properly. A single data point is not a saftey trend. If saving lives is the priority, we should start with making vehicles and fast food illegal first.
That's fair. I was researching a few last night, and you're right, they're the most efficient, but it does seem like a very outdated design. There has to be a better way of setting these up.
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Shady67 wrote: That's fair. I was researching a few last night, and you're right, they're the most efficient, but it does seem like a very outdated design. There has to be a better way of setting these up.
A better way already exists, it's called central A/C.
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Rob_EV wrote: Get over yourself. Why not make EVERYTHING that's ever killed anyone illegal then?

Know what the #1 killer worldwide is? Inefficiency leading to excess pollution.
Get over myself? You're taking the reply very personally, relax man. They're a dated design, and buildings are already in the process of moving away from them. Yes, they're efficient, but when the majority of them are installed by the tenant/owner rather than a certified technician, it can lead to these types of events.
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Shady67 wrote: Get over myself? You're taking the reply very personally, relax man. They're a dated design, and buildings are already in the process of moving away from them. Yes, they're efficient, but when the majority of them are installed by the tenant/owner rather than a certified technician, it can lead to these types of events.
Saying that one time there was an incident that killed someone is not a reason to be dismissive. It's not at all common, there are MANY people who have window air conditioners that don't fall out.

There are far too many incompetent installers.......just follow the instructions and you'll be fine. YouTube is one of the greatest educational tools in existence today.
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lemmiwinks wrote: Also, this one doesn’t qualify for the energy rebate, but it’s $140 at Best Buy and $170 (down from $200) at Costco: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/da ... e/14400753

Might be worth it if you need to cool a small room and don’t need wifi capabilities, or a remote.
Reviews on that are very poor and claim wifi capabilities don't work well. I bought the 6000BTU insignia one when it was on sale for 219 and the 25% off made it around 165. The rebate makes some of the higher end ones better prices for what you get
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lemmiwinks wrote: Also, this one doesn’t qualify for the energy rebate, but it’s $140 at Best Buy and $170 (down from $200) at Costco: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/da ... e/14400753

Might be worth it if you need to cool a small room and don’t need wifi capabilities, or a remote.
Don't even bother w the Danby brand, bought an AC conditioner from them before, failed in less than a month, also a microwave that failed in less than 3 months, they got some really cheap but shitty products
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Driftwood wrote: Is the rebate supposed to be applied automatically? Not seeing it when I try to checkout for: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/da ... y/13328818
No 25% rebate as it is not "Energy Star Certified" air conditioner. Oops, but after double checking, it seems it is.

Something wrong there, as it is applied automatically to window air conditioners.
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I can vouch for the Insignia 10k BTU model... it's my 6th summer using it now and it's still working fine. Only thing that bothers me is it's a single hose which is less efficient but it's nearly impossible to find a dual-hose nowadays. I use it in a rather small bedroom so it does the job well.

Anyone interesting in learning more about these portable air conditioner units can watch this video on YouTube by Technology Connections, it does a great job explaining it.

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