Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 151
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sara Best Portable AC Unit
Love this unit. I have run through a bit over the last couple years in the LA heat. This one has stood the test of time, and also the quietest one I have come across. Even my landlord made a comment about the lack of noise and thought about buying it. The heat feature is definitely a plus.
August 2, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by upthecreek Waste of money
It just doesn't perform. I got it for our upstairs which consists of 3 bedrooms real close to each other for a total of less than 500 square feet. I thought, since it was rated at 500 sqft, it should offer some sort of relief. NOPE. It can't even cool off my bedroom (225 sqft), never mind the rest of the space. And I live in Seattle. It is about 85 degrees outside today and I cant get one small room below 77 degrees with all the doors closed.
Do not waste your money on this unit.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vietvet Other bad reviews?????
I read these reviews before the decision to purchase. I guess there is a lemon produced every so often? However ours was not one of them! We put this in our dinning room; about a 1400 square foot space; with westerly facing windows along the wall; direct sun 50% of the day. In 90 degree outside temps this unit maintained a CONSTANT 68 degree inside temperature. It would have gone lower but that is where we had it set. It cycled about every 30 minutes for a five to ten minute run. The sound level is no different than any other A/C unit we have or had. If you can get one like this I say BUY! Shipping and service from Home Depot is classical top notch. I see no negatives on this one!
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July 30, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by doggy poor decision
the window exhaust kit is of vere poor quality. I have a older model of haier and it window kit is a great deal better. the new one the hose connections will not stay in. the unit works great, but they will have to fix this exhaust problem.
July 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shwackd Great Product
This air conditioner does exactly what I need. I have a large room with tile floor and uninsulated hot water lines keep parts of the floor hot 24/7. It is like a giant heater is always on in this room. My 8,000 btu air conditioner was doing absolutely nothing for me so I got this.
Pros: Cools down my room without trouble. Double hose design which in my opinion is absolutely necessary. Single hose designs cool off the compressor pump with cooled air from inside the room, and then exhaust that air outside. This creates a negative pressure inside the room and will actually draw air in from outside through open windows, doorcracks, or any other place air can get in from. Dual hose designs take care of this by cooling down the compressor pump with outside air and then exhausting that air outside as well. This way cool air inside the room is not used and wasted, and outside air isn't constantly coming in creating more work for the AC.
Cons: Pretty noisy. The remote doesn't work when it is in its holding bay. This is ridiculous because when it is in the holding bay it is covering up the buttons on the machine. You actually have to take the remote out to press the buttons on either it or the machine. Also, when the room temperature is at or around the desired temp, sometimes the machine doesn't know if it should be on or off so it cycles on/off/on/off/on/off for a minute or two before deciding on one. This is accompanied by annoying clicking noises and can be pretty annoying at times. I contacted the company about the clicking noises before I knew what they were and they never got back to me. This kind of verifies what most people say about the lack of customer service with this company.
So far I am overall very happy with this AC. I can finally sleep under my covers at night.
May 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Anthony Cools well, but needs improvements!!
I've had the Haier for almost a month now and I use it to to cool my approximately 800 square foot Los Angeles apartment. Overall, it does a good job! I currently have the AC setup in my bedroom with the exhaust pipes coming out of my bedroom window. With two strategically placed high-powered floor fans, I'm able to push cool air from my room to cool down my living room and kitchen! So far, I've been able to get my living room/kitchen area down to 77 degrees and my bedroom to low 70s when the weather is in the mid 90s-low-100s outside. My biggest complaint is the exhaust arms won't stick to the provided window attachment. The window attachment is made of cheap plastic and the arms ALWAYS fall out at least once or twice during use. I have to check on them every hour or so to make sure they haven't popped out. I woke up in the middle of the night sweating one time to find that one of the exhaust arms popped out and was blowing hot air into my room. Since then, I've used masking tape and rope to keep the tubes from falling out, but even with that, I still find the exhaust tubes becoming dislodged. 2nd biggest complaint is the unit is rather loud. Probably not as loud as a wall unit, but it is loud white noise when sleeping next to it. Last complaint is the unit is LARGE!! It's not exactly the most portable unit. Other than that, I'm happy with its cooling capabilities.
September 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by greasyfox96 seems good, first a/c i have ever owned
ok, so i live in apt w/ single pane windows,total space of550 square ft. the temp was 85 inside(sun bakes on the slider and wall) when its 62 outside. it cools off the 350 square ft livivng room to comfortable quickly. the air coming out is 41.5 dgrees f. i also tested the heat. 96 degrees. it seems to me its alot better at maintaining a temp than changing it. i letf the a/c on one day with the temp set at 72, and it was 68 outside and i got home and the temp was 73, mind you it wasn't running when i got home either. it turns on with in 1 or 2 degees of what its set at.. i have an idea of what goes on because of a temp thing that does indoor/outdoor and tells the low and high since midnight. on days before that i would come home and it would be 80+ and even though it was immediately more comfortable when i turned a/c on/ it would only drop room 4-5 degrees until the sun dissapeared. you will probably have to play with it to get the best out of it for your circumstances.
my biggest complaint is the window kit. the hoses are like 5" diam, and even with a piece of 1x6 to fill the space in the window, i had to bend and tweek the hoses to fit., not to mention it does not seal for squat. of course none of the other brands seem to either. the other brands at competitors have slim oval vents,which i like better,but this does not. as far as portable a/c units go, the outlet vent is simple, but after getting this mail order and sight unseen, and looking at home depot and its big competitor at whats in stock, this has the best simple overall sturdy construction. i think for best results though, add a second fan or two at the far end of the room to help circulate the air.
AND WRAP,INSULATE THE OUTLET HOSE! you will know why when you first try it out.
May 28, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ASayWhat A/C GREAT/ Window Kit Trash
I live in a humid, hot climate where temperatures regularly exceed 90* on most summer days. The unit can maintain a room in the 70's but should run continuously for optimal cooling I have 2 in a 1800 sq. foot house and enjoy the cooling. I is a bit loud and does occasionally disturb my sleep as it cycles on and off. It is also easy to empty the water and even in a muggy climate, I only needed to do so every other week or so. The one huge draw back is that the window kit is some seriously cheap plastic that actually melts from the heat of the machine. Not only does it melt, but it warps and causes the exhaust hoses to fall out. This means you have to rig special systems to keep it in place which also means it is less than portable. LG LPO815WNR makes a cheaper 8,000 BTU potable A/C that has an absolutely amazing window kit made of sturdy plastic that allows you to really take advantage of the device's portability and I am sad to see Haier using such cheap snap ins on such an expensive unit when cheaper units are doing a better job.
June 16, 2015