Rated 3.9 out of 5Â by 35
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Tom49 Quality item
Purchased this AC unit to cool our sunroom ( 14X14) which is also a secondary living-tv room. The unit works well and keeps the room at 75 degrees on a 90 degree day. As some other people have mentioned I had to modify the installation for a 4 foot slider window. I used PVC board to extend the window adapter supplied (which was heavy plastic). The normal installation in double hung windows would be easy. I do recommend getting some foam tape rather than duct tape to weatherize around the window adapter- it does a neater job. Check the pictures for my installation. Also you might need a saw to cut the plastic window adapter to fit your window. I also installed it at the window so I could shut the screen to control the bugs. I also used a piece of black drainage pipe so the intake pipe would not suck in the expelled hot air from the unit. This works well. The black pipe fits right into the window adapter mounting. (see pics)
The unit is a little noisier than a standard window AC unit but when you have an unique installation situation it does very well. We can still watch tv when it is on. As someone mentioned on a 90 degree day who cares about the white noise! If you can get by with a window unit and don't mind the unit sticking out of the window on the outside then I would recommend a standard window unit. From the outside you can hardly tell this unit is installed inside. (check pics)
I ran this unit for 4 days with 60% humidity outside and checked it every morning- no water to drain. It has a system to use the water every AC unit makes and usually drips on the outside of your house to cool the unit itself. It seems to work very well. I do not understand why the other reviewer had to empty his unit after 3 hours unless he had it on the dehumidify setting. On this setting the unit has to be setup to drain the water all the time (like to a floor drain ).
The unit is made to move from one room to another easier than a regular window AC unit. If you have regular double hung windows this will be easy with the supplied window kit. As i said I had a slider window and had to modify the installation. As a DYI person this was not a hard job but took about 3 hours including going to the box store and getting the PVC board, having them rip it and returning home and modifying the window adapter. At this time I also used the rest of the PVC board to adapt a second slider in the house if I would want to move the unit in the future.( I used the one inch cut off strips to make stop locks for the slider for security.) The PVC board worked well because my sunroom is white, the board is white and the window adapter supplied was white- it all matched well.(pics)
--Conclusion- I like the unit. It is a little more money but the quality is there. It takes up some room inside and is a little noisier than a window unit, however if you have a room where a window unit is not possible or you don't want the eyesore of a window unit sticking out of a window this is the way to go. Also get the two hose units. The one hose unit uses your air conditioned air to cool the unit and then expels it outside. It seems the manufacturer did their homework on this unit. The remote is easy to use and also has the controls on the unit if you lose the remote or it breaks. If you do not have to modify the window space installation should be a snap. FYI- You can buy this unit other places on the web but boxing it back up and shipping it back would be a pain. It is worth the extra bucks to be able to take it back to your local Home Depot if you are not satisfied.
June 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Jawbreaker Does what it's supposed to do!
I live near Atlanta with it's hot and humid summers. I do a fair amount of woodworking in my insulated double garage and last summer I couldn't work past 1 o'clock because it was too hot. I've had this A/C for 6 weeks now and LOVE IT. I don't have windows in the garage so I had to cut 2 holes thru the wall for the vents. This was not a problem and it worked out well. I have yet to empty the water pan with the condensate. Because of all the saw dust I produce, I use some cheap A/C filters to cover the interior air intake.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by gerry Great AC, Works fine .easy setup,Get more BTUs than you need
Delivery was fast, unpacked and waited more than 4 hours as instructed. Turned it on and works fine. It is quiet considering the compressor is inside the house. It was about the same as the window Ac we removed. Wish I bought the 1500btu though. The 1200 btu cools about the same as my 10000btu window unit.
July 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Tanner Solid Investment
In lieu of replacing our HVAC system last summer, we purchased this PAC unit. It was a life saver. Our main floor has an open plan layout; about 1500 square feet. Our main concern was the family room, about 500 square feet, and the unit cooled our space. We could also feel the cool air in nearby adjoining rooms. The only reason we purchased the PAC was to take a bite off the heat during the few hot summer days we have in Portland. It worked as expected.
This summer, we fixed (yay - didn't have to replace) our main HVAC. We occasionally use the PAC upstairs for additional cooling relief - it was a solid investment.
The unit was easy to install and never leaked. The remote is very handy. I still don't understand why it has two hoses that go out side. I would rather the exhaust go outside and the other take in the cooler air from the inside - like a car's re-circulated AC feature does.
August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Becca Excellent - would recommend to a friend.
We've had this unit for a few weeks now and it does a good job. I'm using it to cool the lower level of a bilevel house and it's keeping it cool. The space is not ideal for the unit, it's located in the family room and then there is a hallway separating that from the bedroom and we have a fan directing the air through the hallway. I have to say, though, this unit does a good job - it's been in the 90s for a few days and it keeps it at 73 for us. I have had an LG unit before that didn't cool at all and it was returned. The dual hose unit is the way to go for portable air conditioning.
May 29, 2012