Rated 3.5 out of 5Â by 71
Rated 4 out of 5Â by JosephS Great AC using today's standards
I wrote this mainly because many of the negative reviews have clearly done no research or are familiar with window air conditioners made in the last several years. On the noise aspect, most new ACs are noisy due to the fact they are more energy efficient. Why? Since the blowers are now much smaller they spin at many more RPMs than their predecessors. However you also get more CFM as a result. Personally I like the extra noise as it blocks out outside noise completely and is great for sleeping if you like ambient noise like I do.
Some mention that they think the unit is cheap because of the styrofoam inside. Nearly all new ACs have that type of insulation now. It acts as a better sound barrier and is meant to help with condensation inside the unit. Open up your old AC and you will see that all that plastic inside does NOT shield you very much and in fact does less to keep insects and air coming in from the outside.
One thing I found to be very helpful as far as keeping this unit running at an accurate temperature is to place the temperature probe outside of the unit rather than leaving it inside. This gives a much more accurate temperature reading and allows more comfort and efficiency as a result. Otherwise the probe reads more of what the outside temp is rather than inside, especially when you select the energy saver setting.
Last point the unit keeps my 250 sq. foot attic apartment comfortable & cool. The air coming out of the AC is 25 degrees cooler than room temperature, 5 degrees better than than the 20 degree average most ACs have. I keep it on 75 to 77 most of the time depending on how hot it is outside.
Only drawback on my review is that I can't speak for durability since I've only owned this about 6 weeks. So far so good is all I can say on that!
May 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by FrequentCustomer Cold but noisy with quality issues
It was a mistake to buy this unit for a bedroom, as it is simply too loud for an average sleeper. The air passage is molded from Styrofoam and probably designed for efficiency of air flow, but there is a certain amount of cavitation around a long, thin leading edge of foam. Instead of uninstalling the unit, I re-shaped the air passage with an X-acto knife, smoothed all the sharp edges with fine sandpaper and coated the internal air passage with enamel. The result was a significant reduction of noise, but I wouldn't recommend this procedure, as it is tedious. I have quality issues with the unit as well, as I prefer a metal grill at the back to protect the thin and fragile cooling fins. These units do not have a back grill and by the time the unit was unboxed and installed, quite a few cooling fins were deformed. In fact, quite a few were already deformed somewhere between the factory and the store. On the plus side, this unit quickly cools a room with extremely cold air and I think it could handle a room larger than the 400 sq. feet for which it is rated. This would be an ideal, inexpensive unit for a shop or other enclosure where noise is not an issue, but If you want a quiet unit for a bedroom, buy an LG.
September 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by user Easy to install, cooled room quickly
Purchased this unit yesterday for a bedroom when our upstairs central air died. The unit was easy to install (half hour) without any prior knowledge of window installations. Cooled the bedroom in 1 hour. Noisy when initially turned on, but once asleep - was not aware of noise after it reached desired temp. Remote easy to use as we kept it on our night table to adjust during the night. I'm not sure why the unit had many negative reviews but I would purchase this unit again.
May 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by customer new air conditioner
Easy to install; cools well; fan is a little loud, but we got used to it.
September 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by wick Great for a shop, horrible for a bedroom
Bought this to replace an older window AC. This is a good unit if the only thing you want is a cold room. There are three fan speeds and even when on low it blows everything in the room and is very loud. The condenser itself is barely noticeable over the fan. The other flaw is the energy saver mode. Once it hits the set temperature it shuts off (which it should) but then it starts reading the outside temperature. Even as the room starts to warm up, as long as the outside temp is below the set temp, it will not turn on. Other units with the energy saver will cycle the room air every 5 - 10 to check temp, but this one does not.
Thinking about returning it.
May 21, 2012