Window air conditioners are a necessity in most homes, but often they embody an outdated design and are precarious to use. But that’s a problem of the past now as a new, compact air conditioner, Noria, has been launched by Philadelphia-based startup.

Noria claims to be the “first window air conditioner designed entirely with you in mind.”

 Noria, offers a modern solution to the antiquated model adopted by most self-contained units. Standing at less than 6″ tall, Noria is easy to mount and can be stowed away without occupying too much space.

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.

Noria is less than 6″ tall. This significant reduction in size means that the view outside is no longer obstructed. The patent-pending engineering required state-of-the-art CFD simulation and years of optimization to get into the final form factor Noria offers, trimming the total size by 40%. The highly engineered fans and ventilation system are quiet and efficient. Unlike other window air conditioners, Noria directs the cool air up towards the ceiling, creating a convective cycle that prevents cold and hot spots in the room. At 5,000 BTU/hr, Noria can cool a 10’x16′ room, or two Noria units can cool a room up to 330 sq ft.

Noria smart AC is easy to use and will fit any window

Noria smart AC is easy to use and will fit any window

It’s also much easier to install into windows than conventional air conditioners. Noria comes with a special window frame adapter to ensure a safe and easy installation. The adapter is installed first to create a secure, sealed socket into which Noria slides and locks in place.

The best part is you can control Noria via Bluetooth and create energy-saving schedules directly from your smartphone (both iPhone and Android). And with its sleek, minimalist design, your AC will no longer obstruct your view.

Noria’s Kickstarter campaign is currently under way, where it’s already received over $300,000 in funding with 35 days to go. Early bird packages are gone, but you can get the Noria for $300. It’ll cost $400 at retail.