Window-type air conditioners offer a good fit for many residential homes. Problem is, they take up a good chunk of window space, apart from being heavy and awkwardly-sized. That’s the problem the Noria Air Conditioner wants to address.
Measuring just 5.8 x 18.25 x 5 inches (h x w x d) and weighing 30 pounds, it looks more like a single-burner stove than an air conditioner, making it just as convenient to install or move from one room to another. At less than six inches in height, it takes up very little window space, too, ensuring you still get plenty of use for that window, whether to let sunlight through or enjoy a good view of the street outside.
The Noria Air Conditioner uses a highly-engineered, patent-pending design that allows it to fit the cooling hardware into such a compact form factor. As such, it can only mount horizontally, as vertical placement is likely to compromise its operation. A single unit can cool rooms up to 160 square feet, with two units able to handle spaces up to 330 square feet. A single knob on the front allows you to control the operation, with an accompanying app allowing you to make adjustments remotely.
It comes with a window frame adapter sized for openings 21 inches wide, although a retractable facility allows it to expand to accommodate up to 36-inch openings. Features include ceiling-directed airflow to ensure even cooling of the room, an integrated thermostat to prevent overcooling, and a fresh air mode that turns off the compressor to circulate fresh air into the room.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for Noria Air Conditioner. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $299.