I find the word "air-conditioner" quite clumsy. I wonder if there exists a simpler word meaning the same thing.
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Informally, an air conditioner is often referred to as simply the air:
Do you have the air on?
Could you turn on the air?
The AC would work in these sentences as well:
Do you have the AC on?
Could you turn on the AC?
Talking about air conditioning in general, AC without an article works:
Does this apartment have AC?
My old car doesn't have AC.
I'm from Illinois, and these recommendations reflect the English I grew up speaking. I don't know whether or not people say the air everywhere with this meaning.
I would personally not say airco, aircon, or aircond, as they all sound a bit clumsy to me.
Try one of the abbreviated versions, aircon or AC.
Contrary to the accepted answer, from my personal experience (Singapore, UK), the term "aircon" is also widely used as a short form for "air conditioner".
In the UK, the two words have similar levels of usage, and in tropical Singapore (where usage of aircons is close to being a necessity), the term "aircon" is considerably more widely used than the term "AC".