Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 171
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Stormer cools down my garage
My home office is in the garage. Fortunately it's insulated. The one window I have is up high. I installed this portable unit (on a platform about 5 feet high) to cool down my office during the summer months and heat it during the winter months. This is a 14000 btu unit, but ti seems to me that is not enough btu to cool down a garage in a NC summer. It will certainly make a 90 degree day feel like a 77 degree day in the garage, but if your expecting 72 on a 90 degree day, I don't think that is going to happen. You may need a 28000 btu to do that. (full blown window unit) Either way, this unit works good for my needs and keeps the humidity at a comfortable level. Add in a few fans to circulate the air and it works good. Overall I am very happy with the unit. The unit does require it's own 15 amp circuit breaker. That might be kind of hard to do if you got anything else that takes up amps in a given room. Fortunately, I have mine on an isolated 20amp breaker and I run a heavy duty 10 gauge extension cord to it. (It says not to use an extension cord, but I think they are talking about the silly extension cords that are too small). It does have a timer to turn off. (like a tv sleep timer). It's supposed to have a timer to turn it back on, but for the life of me, I cannot figure that out. This unit would be awesome if it had a programmable timer and temp control feature. M-F after 7pm, increase temp to 78 etc. It's just an timer to turn on and off. No programmable temp feature. I do recommend if you order this and have it shipped, don't just plug it in the first day you get it. Let it sit "upright" for 24 hours to make sure all the coolant has settled from shipping. It might have been laying on it's side during shipping. It is quite heavy. (80 lbs+)
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TN High Electrical Demand
Product seems well made and performs as expected. The only downside is that under high heat conditions, it trips the GFI circuit (15 amp). The manual does say it should be the only item on a circuit.
August 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tina Powerful and perfect for garage conversion
We recently converted our garage into a studio except for the garage door. We were worried this would not be powerful enough. During the recent heat waves I was able to get the temp down to 76 from what was probably closed to 87 within a few hours. I didn't time it or measure the temp before so this is approximate. Having a fan as well helps to circulate the air which my contractor said is always good. also we installed through the side wide wall of the garage and not a window. We had a professional do it and it looks great!
August 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AL Do Not purchase
The reason I rated this poor is because the machine leaks water. We even put a tubing in to drain it so it would not get on the floor. The water would not drain through the tubing.
Then we had to fill out our warranty to get someone to service it. The person came over in a timely manner but was unsuccessful. They did not even recommend anything. Just live with it.
I would not buy this product or anything from this vendor.
August 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TG53 Not a dehumidifier
The unit advertises itself as being able to remove 100 pints of water per day. I bought it to dehumidify a cool basement that tended to get mildewy in the summer. I did not buy a dehumidifier because I did not want to heat the basement with the heat from the compressor.
It did not appear to dehumidify the room. I checked and the humidity was ~80%. When I called Haier, they said, yes, it does not really dehumidify until the humidity was above 80%. It does cool the room really well - too well. We had to put coats on to be in the room because it dropped the temp to 60F when in dehumidify mode.
It is a really good A/C and you would probably be happy if that was the goal.
June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shark Solid unit -happy with it
A/C is working great. Fairly easy installation. Very much enjoying the unit.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KS Good product
Works as advertised. Compressor cycling on and off is very unobtrusive. Fan noise moderately high.
Was very awkward to move upstairs to second floor since unit is very bulky and indentations on sides for gripping are much too small, low, and far back.
July 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by supaponzu Cools well, but noise could be a factor for some.
We have this in a playroom/TV room as a temporary measure since the room's dedicated HVAC died. It does cool the room nicely (haven't tried heat yet), but it is somewhat loud while watching television. For our family, this hasn't been much of an issue, as we just switch it off during those times. The noise isn't bad overall, and definitely not loud enough to be an issue throughout the rest of the day. But it is a consideration if you're thinking of putting this unit in a similar setup.
June 21, 2016