Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 143
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RobinJBR Efficient window unit
We have an upstairs bedroom suite that was gutted and converted from an attic, i.e. it can get a little stuffy and warm. This little unit is perfect for the square footage (300-400) and has an Energy Saver feature that's nice to leave on for the day just to keep it from getting stupid-hot up there. After dinner, we change it to the Cool setting and we're ready for cool, nighttime sleeping.
Because this is a window unit made for a smallish area, I took into consideration that it's going to be louder than central air or even a fan, for that matter.
As for installation, my very capable, yet non-handyman husband was able to install the unit without problems or injury.
July 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scott FIX FOR ENERGY SAVER MODE
Ill get right to the point. Take the front panel off. Take the filter off. The wire with the yellow end is the temp probe. Detach the temp probe from the condenser. Take the 2 plastic tabs off the temp probe. Make a small slit in the filter to run the probe through. Run the probe through the filter and put the filter back on so the wire is coming through it. Then reattach the front panel and at the same time run the probe through a vent opening on the front panel. Now the temp probe is on the outside of the ac unit and it reads the room temp instead of the very cold air right next to the condenser. With the temp probe right next to the condenser, the probe doesn't read the right temp unit the fan turns back on to draw warm room temperature air over the probe. Ill say probe one more time, lol. GE should hire me. Ill make jet engines!! It is a good ac unit!!!!!!! UNIT
May 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by xrilander Cools great, but not for night workers.
Bought this to replace an 8 year old Fedders 5200btu unit that had a bad compressor. I have a small bedroom, but strong sun from noon onwards. This caused the little Fedders to struggle to keep the room cool as I work nights. This one cools great, but daylight shines right through the vents. Seems like they used a very thin Styrofoam panel that is VERY translucent. If you work nights, like a dark room, and light sensitivity is an issue, you might want to try a different unit.
April 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by babyaardvark Sets up easily
Sets up pretty easily, 30 mins or so with leveling required. Also bought and installed an AC support as mounting on second floor and wanted extra precaution against falling. I installed in bedroom, does a good job cooling the room, struggles a little to cool adjoining kitchen with the refrigerator (put a box fan between rooms to move air), probably 300 sq ft total. Fan is noisy, whether the compressor is running or not -- I observed a Frigidaire unit recently and noticed that it was much quieter. Display very bright, I cover it up at night but in order to use remote display must be uncovered. Remote is convenient.
July 21, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AngelNJ78 Lasted 1yr
Bought this last summer 2014 and it worked fine. This summer 2015 the thermostat does not work properly, as a result the energy saver mode is useless. This AC unit thermostat is off by over 10 degrees! I have it set to go on whenever room temp goes above 70 degrees, the temp in bedroom is 73 degrees but AC unit saids it's 62 degrees and as a result it never turns on and I'm lefy sweating in my sleep.
May 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NS86 Super Cool
Cools the room quickly. Great value for its price.
June 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ghorst76 So far so good
Haven't seem to have sensor issues yet like other reviews but will watch for it. Cools my bedroom almost too cold at 72! Really like the Energy Saving mode, where it cools to set temp, then shuts off completely, waits for it to get about 2- 3 degrees warmer then starts again. Good for electric bill and when sleeping as you don't hear it run all night long. We are having a hot summer here and it's only June - over 100 degrees everyday for a week. This unit is perfect and I may purchase another, slightly larger one for my lving room as well. I installed it myself, pretty easy. Good value for this price.
June 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mw22601 Works better than advertised.
This unit is actually a 6400 btu a/c. I have had it in appx 1 week with no problems. The thermostat cuts the compressor on and off as it should The remote works well from about 15 feet(where I sit) and is magnetized so you can stick it on metal and not lose it. It went in my window in10 minutes. The fan speeds are more than able to fill a 15 x15 room quickly. It was 90 yesterday and the machine kept my LR cool. I set it at 77 deg. It even cools into an adjoining DR. The box makes it look bigger than it is. I had no problem putting it into the trunk of a PT Cruiser.
May 31, 2013