Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 78
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jay Not Bad At All, Effcient, Cheap
Overall this is a great bang for your buck! I am satisfied, yeah sure it could be less noisy but its a sub 300 dollar AC unit that will cool down a decent sized room. When you buy AC's you should have something that will over power the area you are attempting to cool. In doing so you actually will save $$. Less run time = less power consumed = cool cool room!
Let's settle the major known gripe. Noise!
Well yeah it makes noise and you will hear the fan and water sloshing about as this AC uses a Slinger Ring. This is why you do not see water dripping from behind the unit. This is efficient and an effective way to cool the internal coils of the AC unit, thus not allowing it to overheat and or over work. The fan blade brings the water up and deposits the water on the coils, which are hot, and evaporates into air. Hence no drain hole or visible water leaking at the rear of the unit.
For those who complain about leaking from the front of the AC. You have to install these units so they are not level. They should pitch toward the back so water pools in the unit (in the back) and is picked up by the fan so it can deposit the water over the coils. Again, this is why these units are a tad loud and you hear water sloshing within the AC. It is the price to pay for being an efficient AC but it works as designed.
Overall this unit can keep my 250 sq ft room like an ice box and do so without running up the electric bill.
July 22, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Maineapplianceguy Stopped cooling after 3 seasons
We live in Maine, so only use room air conditioners for a few weeks a year. This one quit after 3 seasons - and only a 1 year warranty. We were never thrilled with this unit either as it was very loud on all fan settings. We have another GE 6050 BTU's that's great so far.....
July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gigi does what it's supposed to do
This a/c comes with all the hardware and accessories needed to install it securely into a window. It runs well and cools the space off nicely. The remote is a nice feature as is the Energy Saver Mode.
August 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JosephS Great AC using today's standards
I wrote this mainly because many of the negative reviews have clearly done no research or are familiar with window air conditioners made in the last several years. On the noise aspect, most new ACs are noisy due to the fact they are more energy efficient. Why? Since the blowers are now much smaller they spin at many more RPMs than their predecessors. However you also get more CFM as a result. Personally I like the extra noise as it blocks out outside noise completely and is great for sleeping if you like ambient noise like I do.
Some mention that they think the unit is cheap because of the styrofoam inside. Nearly all new ACs have that type of insulation now. It acts as a better sound barrier and is meant to help with condensation inside the unit. Open up your old AC and you will see that all that plastic inside does NOT shield you very much and in fact does less to keep insects and air coming in from the outside.
One thing I found to be very helpful as far as keeping this unit running at an accurate temperature is to place the temperature probe outside of the unit rather than leaving it inside. This gives a much more accurate temperature reading and allows more comfort and efficiency as a result. Otherwise the probe reads more of what the outside temp is rather than inside, especially when you select the energy saver setting.
Last point the unit keeps my 250 sq. foot attic apartment comfortable & cool. The air coming out of the AC is 25 degrees cooler than room temperature, 5 degrees better than than the 20 degree average most ACs have. I keep it on 75 to 77 most of the time depending on how hot it is outside.
Only drawback on my review is that I can't speak for durability since I've only owned this about 6 weeks. So far so good is all I can say on that!
May 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Profmom Love this AC
Energy cool is great, set the temp and leave , only turns on if house temp goes above your set temp.
August 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Syberia Works
This unit is probably overkill for the purpose for which I bought it. I use it to cool a 160 sq. ft. bedroom that I use as my home office for 8 hours a day. When it is 100 degrees outside this unit cools the room down to 75 in about 10 minutes. It's not "terribly" loud; my work involves phone calls and with the unit ~5 feet away from me I can still hear my callers and they don't complain about the noise unless the airflow is pointing directly at the phone (I try to avoid this) in which case it sounds like I'm outside in the wind.
Most importantly, running this unit instead of central a/c has lowered our electric bill from $205 to $148 with one month of usage. It will pay for itself by the end of the hot season (which is more than just the "summer" months around here).
Had to build a wooden bracket to make this fit into a sideways-sliding window, but it's still cheaper (and, imo, looks better) than buying a unit dedicated to that window type.
The instructions "don't recommend" the use of an extension cord with this a/c unit. I've had it plugged into a 50' 14-gauge cord running from the garage to outside my window (all 3 bedrooms are on the same breaker and it trips with the A/C running as well as computers, and other stuff) for over a week with no problems. Tested with a multimeter and the a/c received 115 volts at the end of the cord, and the cord is not hot to the touch.
August 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by research4value A Little Louder Than Expected, But Good Cooling.
Ran a little louder than anticipated, but cools well and seems well built. Not too sure I have figured out how they came up with design of the controls, but it is not very intuitive.
October 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AmyS Great so far
We are using the air conditioner in the upstairs of our home. We have a pretty small house, but there are three small bedrooms upstairs. We put the air conditioner in the hallway window hoping to cool all the rooms. We don't need it to be super cold so it has been working well. We also haven't had a very long stretch of warm weather. I will say that the unit is pretty loud. Glad we don't have it in our bedroom.
June 2, 2015