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8,000 BTU 115-Volt Electronic Window Air Conditioner with Remote

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Want it now? Search internet # 203188075 to check store availability. Window AC units are portable, and are not installed into the structure of the home or building. GE window air conditioners are designed to fit traditional-style windows and come with GE's EZ-mount installation. And, coming from one of the most trusted names in America, you know that this entire selection of appliances is as advanced as it is practical.

  • 8,000 BTU, 10.8 EER, 7.1 Amp
  • EZ mount window kit
  • Electronic digital thermostat
  • 3 cooling / 3 fan speeds
  • Power interruption restart
  • Non-ozone-depleting refrigerant (R-410A)
  • 24-hour timer
  • Fits windows 22-1/2 in. - 38 in. wide, minimum height 13-1/2 in.
  • Remote control and one-touch lift-out filter
  • Color appearance light cool gray
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Is it good for bedroom noise-wise?

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March 29, 2013
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July 5, 2015
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We just got ours for the living room, and it's unpleasantly loud. To hear the television over it, you have to crank up the sound...so I can't imaging falling asleep to this! Wouldn't recommend it.
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May 26, 2015
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I bought this unit a few days ago. I had roughly the same Amp Draw on the line as my old unit that conked out but around 1300 BTU more per hour so I said why not..
All I have to say is, GE would be really smart to add a fourth (LOWER) fan setting on this unit. The power saving features are great as far as the unit switching off while needed but the fan noise is uncomfortably loud at times when I just Read More
I bought this unit a few days ago. I had roughly the same Amp Draw on the line as my old unit that conked out but around 1300 BTU more per hour so I said why not..
All I have to say is, GE would be really smart to add a fourth (LOWER) fan setting on this unit. The power saving features are great as far as the unit switching off while needed but the fan noise is uncomfortably loud at times when I just want it quiet. It also cools my bedroom, the hallway and most of the kitchen almost immediately. I mean the temp drops in the bedroom almost in a flash.
But that noise though..Oh man. I'm tempted to go and get the 6000 BTU model just to see if it's quieter.
I'm a troubleshooter by trade so I may see if I can rig something up to deaden the noise while not affecting the flow.
From what I can see the biggest reason this thing is so noisy is the internal divider and the flow passageway from the evaporator fan is made out of Styrofoam. It's a great insulating material, but very hard faced (obviously). This means that the air the fan is pushing basically sounds like it's blowing on Styrofoam. If you want to test this, blow really hard on a pillow. Little sound right? Now blow on a piece of Styrofoam. See how loud that is? Well that seems to be what's causing the high noise in this unit. That in combination with the face of the intake in front of the evaporator coil.
There's got to be a way to elegantly deal with this though. I will find a way because this thing is a beast in the one hot humid NY area day we've had so far. I really could not be happier with the cooling capacity on this thing...but man oh man the noise...the fricken noise. Read Less
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August 9, 2013
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Absolutely not. Very noisy, you'd have to sleep with earplugs except on lowest setting.
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July 1, 2013
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The slight fan noise does not bother me in my small bedroom. The compressor is quiet. I can understand other people saying it bothers them, but i am also sure they do not remove the AC & switch it with another. Cooling the room is more important than a little white noise. And those people probably have a small room.
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April 2, 2013
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Hello Ishim,
Thank you for your interest in the GE 8,000 BTU 115 Volt Electronic Window Air Conditioner model # AEL08LQ.
The noise level rating or decibel rating of an air conditioner is not a rating that is listed. It is not a requirement of the government or is it required by Underwriters' Laboratories when submitting a unit for UL listing.
Following are normal sounds that can be heard:
Hello Ishim,
Thank you for your interest in the GE 8,000 BTU 115 Volt Electronic Window Air Conditioner model # AEL08LQ.
The noise level rating or decibel rating of an air conditioner is not a rating that is listed. It is not a requirement of the government or is it required by Underwriters' Laboratories when submitting a unit for UL listing.
Following are normal sounds that can be heard:
* Thermostat Click - When the compressor cycles on and off a metallic sound may be heard.
* Water Dripping Outside - Air conditioner must be installed level or tilted slightly to the outside for proper water disposal. On exceptionally hot and humid days the air conditioner may permit excess water to pass thru the rear drain tube or overflow.
* Fan Runs Continuously - When the selector is in the cool or fan position, the fan will run continuously.
* Water In The Base Pan - The moisture that this unit removes from the indoor air drains to the rear of the cabinet where it is picked up by a fan and dispersed against the outdoor condenser coil. This is normal for a short period in less humid areas and longer in very humid areas. This method of moisture removal improves the operational efficiency of your air conditioner.
Following are items that can cause a rattling noise:
* Front grille loose
* Movable louvers loose or broken
* Improper installation causing vibration in window sill
* Indoor blower wheel loose - refer to service
* Outdoor blower wheel loose - refer to service
* Condenser or evaporator tube touching
* A ticking noise is normal - all room air conditioners have a "slinger ring" around the rear fan blade.
This ring is designed to pick water up off the bottom of the pan and sling it on to the condenser coils, helping in the cooling process and cutting down on the chance of the air conditioner dripping.
I hope this helps!
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can this be imnstalled in an existing sleeve in the wall. there are vents on the back and sides of the sleeve

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July 20, 2013
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NO!
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July 16, 2013
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I posted before somewhere that you could with some modifying, but now i remember AC's need to vent out hot air. I would ask a professional if you could slip this thru-the-wall. Good luck
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May 24, 2013
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Hi Miss Dooney NY: I don't have a sleeve, so I can't be sure what the width and depth of your sleeve is. It goes in my bedroom window. My window is 23" wide and fits easily. As long as you have vents on the side and back, and the width of the sleeve is 22" wide and deep enough to hold it, I can't see why it would be a problem. I think for the money it is well worth it.
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May 23, 2013
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Hello,
Thank you for your question on the GE 8,000 BTU 115 Volt Electronic Window Air Conditioner model # AEL08LQ.
Model AEL08LQ has a fixed chasis not a slide-out chasis. It is not designed to be installed into a sleeve or wall case and it would effect the cooling perfomance.
Should you have addtional questions, please let us know.
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Can I use this unit in a horizontal metal sliding window?

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September 23, 2013
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May 23, 2014
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I do not think so. Please call homedepot for this answer. They may have an idea or solution for you.
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You can if it will fit horizontally you will then need to fill the vertical space with something you can get. It won't be in the box. It's not designed for that application.
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Hello Larry - this is Nancy at GE and I am happy to help you. The Installation Instructions for this unit are for a standard double-hung window. You will need to modify the instructions for other types of windows. Specifically, you will need to make certain that you have a way to secure the air conditioner to the window seal/frame and that you have enough support for it. Most metal sliding windows would Read More
Hello Larry - this is Nancy at GE and I am happy to help you. The Installation Instructions for this unit are for a standard double-hung window. You will need to modify the instructions for other types of windows. Specifically, you will need to make certain that you have a way to secure the air conditioner to the window seal/frame and that you have enough support for it. Most metal sliding windows would not allow for this. I hope this helps! Thank you for your inquiry! Read Less
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is this unit noisey

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Fan is a little noisy but not a problem for me. You can always set the fan to low instead of auto. Besides it is white noise
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The sound isn't bad at all. You can have a conversation with another sitting right next to it without being drowned out.
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Hello,
Thank you for your inquiry on the GE 8,000 BTU 115 Volt Electronic Window Air Conditioner with Remote model # AEL08LQ.
Air conditioners do not have a sound rating. It is important to instqll properly to reduce vibration.
Some new appliances are tested for noise level by using a unit of measurement called the Sone. Previously, the measurement most frequently used for this purpose was the Read More
Hello,
Thank you for your inquiry on the GE 8,000 BTU 115 Volt Electronic Window Air Conditioner with Remote model # AEL08LQ.
Air conditioners do not have a sound rating. It is important to instqll properly to reduce vibration.
Some new appliances are tested for noise level by using a unit of measurement called the Sone. Previously, the measurement most frequently used for this purpose was the decibel. There is a problem with using the decibel when comparing the intensity of noise generated by an appliance. The decibel scale is logarithmic rather than linear so it does not lend itself well to comparisons. However, the Sone takes in consideration both decibels AND frequency. Because of this, the Sone Scale is linear and can be used easily to compare the loudness of one product to another For example: If a product has a sound rating of 5 Sones, then 10 Sones is considered twice as intense (taking in consideration both loudness and frequency), 15 Sones 3 times as intense, etc.
The only GE products currently rated in sones are external exhaust range hoods (recirculating hoods are not rated), and all JVM series microwaves. Dishwashers are the only GE products currently rated in decibels. Any other GE appliance has no rating available.
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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 72 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by To Dead after 2 summers To Dead after 2 summers. I installed my GE window unit last year at about this time. I also stored it in a shed about 10' away and wrapped in plastic. I reinstalled it this year (2 weeks ago) and it doesn't cool. Fan blows but that's it. Not a degree of difference on fan or cool. It seems a bit noisy but I don't know how it is rated. Filter was kept clean, etc. I too will be looking for a different brand. They may be manufactured in the same factory for all I know but I am very disappointed in this product. Texas is hot but only one year of service??? Dead after one summer! June 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dead after 2 summers We bought 2 and they work as expected. This is our 3rd summer with them. I take them in every winter and store them in my basement. After installing them i found that the compressor did not work for either unit. After reading other comments that have the same issue, I am going to replace them with another brand. May 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good for the price It has not been really hot here, waiting to see how the unit will handle three digit heat, I do have to turn the unit off, because it does get the garage cold quick. May 13, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Crapped out after one year! This 8000 BTU GE window AC unit (model AEL08LQ) crapped out after one year, and I only ran it a few hours a day during six months. The motor simply stopped running one day after a loud thump, and then would just turn slowly over as, "thump, thump, thump" and not blow cold air. Unit was fairly loud when it did work. On 90-degree days, the unit wasn't strong enough to cool down a 350 sf ground level room. I thought GE made quality products. An old Kenmore AC window unit has been running, almost every day, for ten years! June 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bad purchase. I had my GE piece of garbage window style air conditioner installed last weekend. I purchased this piece of garbage at Home Depot. This would have been the 3rd year - only used about 4 months total the first 2 years . This machine was well cared for, had it's own shelf in the garage on down time. This year it will not blow cold air. Of course, I can't find the receipt and did not purchase the extra warranty. What a waste of money. Do not purchase. July 7, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Highly disappointed. Unit was bought in 2013 and it worked great straight out of the box, same goes for 2014. Considering it's been only been used for roughly 4-5 months in total, one would expect the same performance for 2015. Wrong! Only once the unit hit 83 degrees and it was late at night - still no where close to the desired temperature. Every other time it contends to maintain 88 degrees. I don't know if it's the sensor or compressor that has decided to move on, but either way it's inexcusable. And yes, I cleaned the filter, the 'fins' are pretty much still straight, there isn't any debris. The 2 stars are for the 2 summers it actually worked. Well, time to head back and enjoy my uncomfortable 88 degree blowing fan...I won't be replacing it with another GE unless they're willing to stand by their product and replace it for me. May 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hypothermia, yo! This AC is dope. I am in the process of legally adopting this unit so I may call it my son. July 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Don't waste your money. Bought this a/c on June 2, 2012. Installed easily, worked fine. After mild summer usage I cleaned the filter and stored the unit in a utility closet. Set up the a/c this June and the compressor did not work. It was still under warranty, GE told us they would rebate the unit price instead of sending a repairman. Got the "voucher" today, with lots of restrictions and a twelve week expiration date. I must first purchase another GE product, remit proof of payment, submit voucher, and hope for reimbursement! Unfortunately I read Consumer Reports poor ratings review after purchase. Now I have a very heavy window fan. Do not waste your time or money on GE! June 10, 2013
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