Rated 3.5 out of 5Â by 73
Rated 4 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â by PlanetBenjamin Gets my room ice cold!
Although it's not as quiet as I'd like, it IS a window unit and not many of them ARE quiet. That said, it operates smoothly (no vibrations) and effectively with an excellent variety of settings/combinations to fit your need. You can run it just as a fan to circulate air, you can use the thermostat control to automatically keep a room at a certain temperature, or you can just set it on full blast (like I like to do sometimes when I come in from the heat) and cool down immediately.
November 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by GuyInDestin The good and the bad
I have mixed emotions about this window air conditioner. The good -- compared to a comparable LG model, this unit runs quieter and the noise level changes little when the compressor cycles on and off (in normal "Cool" mode). It cools our bedroom quickly. Now the bad. My previous GE unit of the same model lasted about 5 months before one of the bearings started making a loud racket. I returned it to Home Depot and replaced it with an identical new one at no cost. So far, so good.
Both of my previous LG 8000-BTU units would make a racket when the compressor kicked on and no matter what I did, it would rattle the surrounding window frame. One LG died and I replaced it with an new LG while still under warranty. The replacement died about 15 months later, out of warranty. That's what lead me to try the GE version.
My expectations with window units in general is not very high. This is my 4th window unit in less than 6 years, counting 2 LG's, my previous GE, and my current GE. Maybe I could spend a lot more and they would last longer. On the other hand, I'll probably keep buying cheap ones and replace them when they die.
October 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â 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 2 out of 5Â 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