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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NightWalker Works great with old swamp cooler
Our house is long and narrow, and has a roof-mounted swamp cooler at one end. So of course that part of the house is nice and cool, but the other half is roasting. We just got the Haier 8000 BTU unit and placed it at the far end of the "hot zone" and the combination of both coolers running on low is keeping the whole house at about 75 degrees, and it's over 100 outside. It’s a simple and economical solution to a poorly designed setup when the house was built. One installation tip: the window I used to vent the hose is very skinny (about 15”) so I had to trim the mounting panel with a jigsaw. If you use a fine blade and go very slowly you’ll get a nice clean cut. Aside from that, installation took about 10 minutes and operation with the remote is a snap.
July 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Frank Simple assembly, sleeping in the heat just got easier!
The unit assembled in minutes, and with modified window adapters cut out of cardboard (we have weird windows, hinged at the bottom, pulling out from the top), the included window adapter made it a more-than-decent fit. The instructions are clear and straight-forward, as to the various modes, speeds and timers, and to be as small as the unit is, it delivers a powerful volume of air. It couldn't have been nicer, unless the remote had been RF instead of IR, and the 8K BTU had been able to blow as powerfully around corners into our den (we found using a couple of small fans and cracking a window open in the den helped pull it through better). Still in "testing" phase (we're running it "full bore" for the first few days, to ensure no warranty worries), it is doing what we were led to believe it would, for the investment made. A very good value for those in rental situations where a window unit is either impossible (like as with us), or undesirable and/or difficult.
April 10, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by David Pretty quiet
I have tried two other models, but they are both too noisy for my 200 square foot room. So I ordered this one online. It still makes some noise, but quite quieter, and I am getting used to it. Just wish the exhaust hose was longer so I can better position the machine.
September 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BIllybob31 Efficient and Quiet
I bought two of these air conditioners two years ago for my Mum's semi-detached, 4 bedroom, 3 floor house that has no central A/C.
I can say that they have been working perfectly for the last two years. They are quiet and can cool a large bedroom within 30 minutes. We put one in the dining room/living room and it cools both rooms very well. We set up a fan to send air from the dining room to the kitchen. We put one upstairs in a small room between two large rooms and, with another hallway fan, can cool the upstairs hallway quite nicely and even into the bedrooms.
I recommend this product but, like all electronics, there may be duds on the assembly line. If you are having problems then just send it back and get a replacement becuase they have been working very well.
May 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paula Exactly what I was looking for...
Once I finally got it installed - the piece for the window is a bit cumbersome - it worked great. My sons' room (according to the new unit) started out at 84 degrees and within 1/2 hour was down to 75. He had been using multiple fans in the room to try to cool it but it was no use. The unit makes less noise than the fans he was using before. I love the fact that there is no need to empty a water pan - we clean the filter every week and have had no problems.
July 30, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Randy Not a good unit
My room is 8X20 and I expected that a 8000 BTU unit would be more than enough given my window model 5000 BTU unit cools the room great in the worst of heat. Not so with this unit. I took it to be repaired twice by the Haier recommended support folks and each time they claimed they put in some coolant and said it was working fine, but each time it did not cool the room when I got it home. It worked well for a minute when I first bought it but it was down hill from there. I still have the unit but will be discarding it soon.
May 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CoolinginDenver Meets Goals
Goal was to cool down my west-facing bedroom for more comfortable sleep. Does the job. The noise of the machine may bother some, but not me. The blue light on the front of the console can easily be covered up with a piece of masking tape or material. So far, my electric bill is much lower than using the apartment-provided wall unit.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chris Very nice portable air conditioner
I use it to cool me down on camping trips. All you need to do is point the exhaust hose out of the tent and run a small hose out of the tent from the evaporator drain plug ( awesome feature ) and your tent will be cool and DRY DRY DRY.
April 30, 2013