We set out to find out as much as I could about the Hampton Bay Air Conditioner 6000 BTU so that I could provide 3 secrets along with as much information to help you with repairs, replacement parts, and even buying a new one.
I say ‘set out’ because what we found was that there was very little available help and information on the Internet. When we thoroughly searched, we were only able to find some information on replacement parts and remotes along with some second-hand units up for sale.
A few of the topics we will discuss in this article including the 3 secrets revealed are:
- What Room Size Will the Hampton Bay 6000 BTU AC Unit Cool
- 3 Things You Need to Know About Hampton Bay Air Conditioner Parts and Filter Replacements
- 5 Ways to Improve the Hampton Bay Air Conditioner Efficiency
- How Many Hours Should a Hampton Bay Air Conditioner Run Per Day?
- Download your Hampton Bay Air Conditioner Manual
The Hampton Bay Air Conditioner BTU 6000 is a Home Depot Brand
We were beginning to think that the actual Hampton Bay AC unit didn’t exist. The obvious place to look for anything Hampton Bay is Home Depot, but not a trace of the air conditioner on the Home Depot website.
Not even a mention of it being discontinued. Yikes. But read on folks as we managed to get a lot of information together by making phone calls to various people that could help us.
When we took a look at YouTube, there were a couple of videos showing the air conditioner along with the Hampton Bay logo, so at least we know it did exist. Interestingly the model numbers started with HBLG #####, which we found out that it stood for ‘Hampton Bay Lifes Good’ (LG) so I did find that the actual maker was Lifes Good (LG) in South Korea.
But probably made for the Home Depot Hampton Bay range of Air Conditioners.
So, me being the person I am I just had to find out more about these AC units.
We found a website that had a lot of replacement parts for these Air Conditioners’. We found a contact phone number on one of the websites and gave them a phone call to see if we could trace exactly what had happened to these Air Conditioners.
The gentleman I spoke to had no idea about who made them or if they were still being produced, but was willing to transfer me to a technician who might know the answer.
Unfortunately, when I spoke to the technician the line was so bad we had to discontinue the call with me still being none the wiser.
After much more searching online, we found a website that had the user manuals for just about every Hampton Bay Air Conditioner model, so again evidence that they did at least once exist. And this is Secret Number 1. A link to the user manuals for most Hampton Bay AC units. Please check the section at the end of this article for the instructions.
The next place of call had to be LG.com since they were the actual manufacturer of the AC.
After contacting them and chatting for a while it seems that they no longer produce the Hampton bay models.
However, that was the only information they could tell us as they didn’t know anything more.
We turned to the Home Depot website again and posted a question in the community discussion section asking what had happened to these Air Conditioner models?
As of writing today we are still awaiting a reply, however, after waiting a few days we can now say that we have a reply and a definite answer.
This is some of it in part. The rest can be read in our article entitled Hampton Bay Air Conditioner.
Seasonal air conditioners come and go throughout time, and it’s been a few years since I’ve personally seen a Hampton Bay product in a/c form at my Home Depot store in Atlanta.
For air conditioners, most are/were made by the Fedders Corp. While I’m too low on the corporate totem pole to know when and why our Hampton Bay brand was discontinued for seasonal air conditioners, I can say that LG and GE still make most of our in-store stocked a/c units as of the writing of this post.Home Depot Community
So that’s it from the horse’s mouth so to speak. Obviously the Hampton Bay brand was discontinued as we had assumed. Again full story can be found in our article: Hampton Bay Air Conditioner.
After more research we will reveal later why we think they were discontinued. But first….
A room size of 150 square feet to 250 square feet can be adequately cooled by a 6000 BTU air conditioner.
A window unit is generally cheaper and uses less energy (up to 10% less) than a central air conditioner unit.
But first a tip about what BTU rating you might need for your room or space.
BTU stands for British Thermal Unit, which is the standard unit used to measure heat energy.
Below we have provided some general BTU guidelines that will help you know what to choose for your room size.
BTU GUIDE BASED ON YOUR ROOM SIZE
|Room Size||BTU’s Needed||Room Size||BTU’s Needed|
|150 sq. ft.||5,000 BTU||700 sq. ft.||14,000 BTU|
|250 sq. ft.||6,000 BTU||1,000 sq. ft.||18,000 BTU|
|300 sq. ft.||7,000 BTU||1,200 sq. ft.||21,000 BTU|
|350 sq. ft.||8,000 BTU||1,400 sq. ft.||23,000 BTU|
|400 sq. ft.||9,000 BTU||1,600 sq. ft.||25,000 BTU|
|450 sq. ft.||10,000 BTU||1,900 sq. ft.||28,000 BTU|
|550 sq. ft.||12,000 BTU||2,700 sq. ft.||36,000 BTU|
If you are having problems with your AC unit not cooling then check our article: Hampton Bay Air Conditioner Not Cooling
Here is our Secret Number 2 Revealed: And that is 3 places you can get any replacement part, repair done and remote control for any Hampton Bay Air Conditioner.
Hampton bay Air Conditioner Parts are available for every model and BTU rating including the filter replacement.
- First thing that you need to know is where you can get the actual replacement parts?
We found that Sears.com had a good supply of replacement parts with very good contact details, including a help desk and 888 phone numbers.
We actually called the numbers supplied and were very delighted with the customer service. Another place worthy of mentioning is ApplianceFactoryParts.com they have a toll free 0800 number you can call. They list all available parts on their website. And of course, check out HomeDepot.com
- Second thing that you need to know is where to get any repairs done. Again Sears.com carry out repairs and maintenance also for the Air Conditioner Units.
They are located at 1300 Louis Henna Blvd. Round Rock, TX 78664. But you can call them and ask any questions you might have including where you can get your AC unit fixed with a more local dealer.
- Third thing you need to know about your Hampton Bay Air Conditioner is where to get a remote control for your unit.
Often times remotes are misplaced, lost or just stop functioning. It’s good to know you can get a reliable replacement and this is where we would recommend you go. ElectronicAdventure.us and specifically to this webpage: electronicadventure.us/hampton bay.htm
This article is not going to be complete without a third secret, and that will be saved until last.
If you are looking for replacement parts and repairs for other Hampton Bay items then please read our article: Hampton Bay Replacement Parts & Repairs
Back in 2003 I found a question on Doityourself.com about the Hampton Bay air conditioner. Someone had bought one for $380 and needed some advice on installing it.
They had bought it from Home Depot so now my hunch was confirmed. Home Depot probably did sell these air conditioners.
One of the replies was from someone who worked at Home Depot. They mentioned that they worked at Home Depot, and that they carried the Hampton Bay along with Maytag in the Home Depot store in 2002, however this year in 2003, it’s just all Maytag
He said he had no complaint on the Hampton Bay Air Conditioner window unit.
So maybe by 2003 Home Depot no longer sold these air conditioners. Maybe they were discontinued for some reason. At least I was finding answers to my questions.
I am still awaiting this answer. But after taking a closer look at what videos and information are available it appears that the unit is very noisy. Maybe this led to the demise of this brand?
And this is Secret Number 3 we give you five ways below to improve the efficiency of the air conditioner.
- Always clean around the outdoor condenser unit. This will ensure debris doesn’t build up blocking the cooling capacity
- Regularly vacuum the indoor vents and make sure you keep the vents unblocked. Airflow is important for the cooling process and keeping vents unblocked ensures the best airflow
- Try to raise or Increase you’re A/C thermostat by a couple of degrees. Setting it 5 degrees up during the summer months will have a big impact on power savings and also increase the lifetime of the compressor
- Keep any appliances including lamps that generate any heat away from from the A/C thermostat. If your heat-generating appliances are close to the thermostat of the Air conditioner it will assume the air temperature is higher than it actually is. This will result in you’re A/C unit working harder and longer increasing your energy costs and reducing the life span of you’re A/C unit.
- Keep your blinds and your curtains closed, particularly during hot summer days. This will keep the room cooler meaning your air conditioner does not have to work so hard.
In the milder weather, an Air Conditioner correctly sized for your room area (check chart above) will run in on/off cycles of around fourteen to fifteen minutes each cycle.
This is around about two or three times every hour. If your Hampton bay air conditioner runs in cycles of less than around ten minutes at a time instead of the typical 15 minutes, then it’s more than likely oversized and too big for your home.
We suggest a smaller one that will save you energy costs.
We have an additional secret revealed for you here. It’s a full list of every manual available for every Hampton Bay Air Conditioner Unit.
These manuals are supplied in PDF format and you can locate your model and download the manual by visiting this article: Hampton Bay Air Conditioner Manuals and following the instructions.