Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 75
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 2.0 out of 5.0 by wick Great for a shop, horrible for a bedroom
Bought this to replace an older window AC. This is a good unit if the only thing you want is a cold room. There are three fan speeds and even when on low it blows everything in the room and is very loud. The condenser itself is barely noticeable over the fan. The other flaw is the energy saver mode. Once it hits the set temperature it shuts off (which it should) but then it starts reading the outside temperature. Even as the room starts to warm up, as long as the outside temp is below the set temp, it will not turn on. Other units with the energy saver will cycle the room air every 5 - 10 to check temp, but this one does not.
Thinking about returning it.
May 21, 2012
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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by sleepy Loudest window a/c we have ever heard!
This a/c had all the features we were looking for. It did cool the room very well and all of the modes worked correctly. Having said that, we are returning this a/c because it was the loudest window a/c we have ever heard! It was in our bedroom and it kept us awake. My husband works in construction and is used to noise and I've never known him to have a hard time sleeping due to noise, this a/c even kept him up! We purchased another a/c from Lowe's and installed it earlier. On it's highest setting, it is substantially quieter than this GE unit is on it's lowest setting.
July 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by user Easy to install, cooled room quickly
Purchased this unit yesterday for a bedroom when our upstairs central air died. The unit was easy to install (half hour) without any prior knowledge of window installations. Cooled the bedroom in 1 hour. Noisy when initially turned on, but once asleep - was not aware of noise after it reached desired temp. Remote easy to use as we kept it on our night table to adjust during the night. I'm not sure why the unit had many negative reviews but I would purchase this unit again.
May 30, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Danny Junk!!
Bought this this past Saturday,took it back on Sunday morning! Did not cool very well,it blows only cool air and not cold air. Also,this thing is loud,it sounds like a 747 even on the low setting!!!!
July 1, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bansheeburner Don't buy this unit
I purchased this unit because the LG was on backorder that has all of the good reviews. It cools the room very well but the quality is "iffy" at best. I can look from the inside of the unit to the outside...the only thing separating the inside from the outside is a piece of syrofoam! I purchased to replace a 10 year old (or more) that I thought was too loud for my office; the funny thing about this new unit is that the condenser motor is quiet but the fan is extremely loud, even when set to low...I have to turn it off to take a phone call!!! I would not recommend this unit...I should have figured when in the specifications tab where it shows you how loud it is in decibels it stated "not measured." Well now I know why...you can't even hear yourself think! I'm returning it today!!!
May 23, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by James Do NOT BUY
I took this home and luckily read other reiviews citing issues with the thermostat which prompted me to test it before replacing my old unit. I plugged it in to test it and the temperature control and cooling mechanism did not 'communicate' at all. No matter what temperature I tried, the cooling was either on all of the time or off all of the time and it had nothing to do with the temperature I programmed.
June 14, 2012