Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 28
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Gina 14 months after purchase
Purchased a/c on July 19, 2012. Cooled well, quiet and easy to install. This is my 4th a/c for my garage. Previous a/cs would last 2 years before service was needed. This one gave problems with blower within 12 months of purchase. Haven't called ge yet, but not sure if they will cover anything due to it being 14 months. Blower started making noise and completely stopped once. Slightly pushed on interior fan and all went well except for noise. Now it has completely stopped. Will update after speaking with ge. I also feel filter is not of good quality and doesn't completely cover vent to keep dust out. Cleaned filter every other day.
October 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by davidkva A great product with excellent cooling capacity
I purchased this unit to cool a huge living/dining room area (40x20 ft) with high cathedral ceilings. This unit was purchased to replace an older unit that died with the same btu rating and has maintained a wonderful 72 degrees during some 100 degree days this last week and occasionally shutdown into energy saving mode. I can't wait to see how much this unit saves me over the older non energy saving brand. This unit according to the specs was 26x18" which would have been an exact match for the old unit. But was actually smaller at 23.5x17.5 this required building out the frame in the wall which was not a huge problem and would not be any issue if window mounting the unit.
July 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mrsray so far so good
seems like a great ac, bought it to replace my broken Frigidaire Air Conditioner 18,500 BTU FAS185N2A ac ... it cools down 3 large rooms FAST, is quiet and so far so good. Only had a little over a week now so time will tell. The price was ok, wish ac's were not so darn expensive, but for what it is, it matches the price to what I paid for the ac it replaced and I bought that back in '07.
Plus installing these heavy window ac's is never fun and it was just as difficult as any other large window ac, but it was tough and took 3 hours to totally get it in.
couldn't turn it on for 24 hours since it was put on it's side by the delivery guys to wheel it in the house.
if this one lasts at least 5 years too, then I'll be happy
March 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alan So Far So Good
For me it installed the same as any other Window AC. It was pretty easy besides lifting that weight above my head, with help from small pulley.
First thing I noticed was how quiet this 18000 BTU AC was. Very quiet compared to all the other AC's I've owned.
One thing I don't like is that the temp only goes down to 64 F. I personally wish it went lower, but maybe that's just me.
Only thing I can't tell you is how long it will last. Only had it for a couple of weeks. Seems to be well built, so I hope it lasts many years.
May 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Grumpy Seems pretty good so far but installation guide not so good.
There is a small hole in back of a/c to let out water. This had a plastic cap that prevented drainage, causing odd noises like plastic irregularly striking something, perhaps water. Manual says nothing about this that I could find. It was discovered and removed only after service call to New Age Electric, which had taken delivery and installed for us, but by this time access to back of a/c required climbing a 2- or 3-story ladder again in 90-plus degree weather. Clicking stopped as soon as water drained out.
July 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Great A/C Unit but installation instructions are not complete...
This A/C unit works well and does a great job. The only problem I had was in the installation. The specifications indicated the unit will fit a window 26" to 41" wide with the accordion panels and it does not. My window is 26.25" wide and when following the instructions in the manual it does not fit. GE failed to put in the instructions that one or both of the rubber accordion window filler panels must be removed from the plastic filler frame for it to fit the window, I had to remove both. I am not sure what size window opening the unit will fit with the rubber accordion window filler panels included, depending on the window opening one or both may have to be removed. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
July 29, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Amytownjack Could not use as a replacement because of a major design change
This was going to be the fifth replacement 18,500 Btu 230 volt A/C unit in this window with cord coming out of the right side of the cabinet (including one purchased last year). But the power cord on this one came out the LEFT side, and it was 4 inches shorter than specified. It just could not reach the outlet, even if I moved the A/C to the right side of the window, and you cannot use an extension cord.. The web catalog and the installation/users manual did not specify the location of the power cord.
We returned this A/C only because of this design change. We found another brand at a competitor which had a cord more than a foot longer than its specification which did reach the existing outlet.
So why did the manufacturers change the power cord location when most of these units are replacements?
June 25, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Inadequately supplied for installation.
When installed, a space as thick as 2-3 credit-cards remained unsealed on the top, bottom and both sides.
To seal against, not only drafts/leakage, but bugs, required applying caulk-like sealant to finish the job.
Poorly engineered product design!
Not thoroughly thought-through!
Regardless of how effective and/or efficient the unit operates, the installation was an exercise in frustration with what was not considered by the manufacturer! Too soon to comment on many of the questions that follow.
July 9, 2013