Internet #307846063

Model #AEC08LY

Store SKU #1004068057

Store SO SKU #1004041898

8,000 BTU 115-Volt Smart Window Air Conditioner with Remote in White

  • Cools Medium Rooms up to 350 Square Feet
  • Wirelessly control with your smartphone or smart device
  • Energy efficient cooling with 3 fan speeds
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Product Overview

A conservative but modern bedroom has been equipped with a window air conditioner.

America’s Most Reliable Brand of Appliances

We put simplicity and durability first to bring you easy-to-use appliances.

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Operate with Your Voice or Smartphone

This unit is compatible with all your favorite connected devices including Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, making everyday tasks easier than ever before.

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A Convenient way to Save Energy

Control your unit while you're away with the GE Comfort App or SmartHQ App. When you arrive home, this unit can automatically adjust temperature by syncing with your location, increasing both efficiency and comfort.

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Room Size

It's important to pick an air conditioner for the room (or rooms) to be cooled. This air conditioner cools MEDIUM rooms up to 350 sq. feet.

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Energy Star Certified

Enjoy the same great cooling power as standard units while using less energy.

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Clean Filter Reminder

Your unit runs best when you have a clean filter, so we’ll remind you when it needs to be cleaned.

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DIY Installation

Our air conditioners come with an easy-mount installation kit to assist with your installation needs.

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Custom Comfort

Choose from three cooling modes and fan speeds for a cooling combination that's your own.

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Dehumidify Function

The built-in dehumidifying capability balances humidity levels in the room to keep you comfortable and breathing easier.

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Standard Outlet

This unit comes with a 3-prong cord and works with a standard 115-volt outlet.

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Window Opening

This unit is made to fit most windows 22.5-38 in. wide and 13.5 in. high.

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Reliable Warranty

Enjoy peace of mind with a one-year limited warranty.

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18.59 in. W x 12.75 in. H x 15.72 in. D

GE appliances provide up-to-date technology and exceptional quality to simplify the way you live. With a timeless appearance, this family of appliances is ideal for your family. And, coming from one of the most trusted names in America, you know that this entire selection of appliances is as advanced as it is practical.
  • California residents
  • 8,000 BTUs cools rooms up to 350 sq. ft.
  • Wi-Fi connect - wirelessly control window air conditioner functions from your smartphone-monitor and control your air conditioner with your smart phone
  • Voice control- hands-free capability with the most popular voice enabled devices
  • ENERGY STAR room air conditioners use 10% less energy and, on average, cost less than $75 per year to run. GE Appliances ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioners use an EPA-approved refrigerant called R32, which has a much lower impact on the climate - two-thirds lower than the refrigerants used in other room air conditioners
  • Included remote control allows you to change your temperature from anywhere in the room
  • Combined Energy Efficiency Ratio (CEER): 11.4
  • Easy mount window kit provides everything you need to install the unit in your window
  • Energy saver mode - fan and compressor shut off temporarily when the room is cool enough, saving you time and money
  • Easy one touch lift out filter allows for easy access to filter cleaning
  • 3 cooling / 3 fan speeds
  • 4-way adjustable air direction
  • Quiet operation
  • Power cord length 72 in.
  • 3-prong cord, standard 115V outlet
  • Limited 1-year entire appliance warranty

Info & Guides

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Product Depth (in.)
15.71875 in
Product Height (in.)
12.75 in
Product Width (in.)
18.59375 in
Window opening maximum height (in.)
Window opening maximum width (in.)
Window opening minimum height (in.)
Window opening minimum width (in.)


Air Conditioner Features
Timer,Wi-Fi Enabled
Air Conditioner Product Type
Window Unit
Air direction/circulation
Amperage (amps)
BTU Cooling Rating (ASHRAE)
8000 BTU
Color Family
Combined Energy Efficiency Ratio (CEER)
Cooling Area (Sq. Ft.)
Decibel (Sound) Rating
01-Not Measured
Decibel Rating
Not Measured
Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER)
Filter Type
Heater Included
Without Heater
Remote Control
Number of cool settings
Number of Fan Speeds
Power Options
Product Weight (lb.)
51 lb
Remote Access
Remote Access
Requires Hub?
No Hub Required
Smart Home
Smart Home Enabled
Smart Home Protocol
Voice Control Hub Required
Alexa via Proprietary Bridge/Gateway Google Assistant via Proprietary Bridge/Gateway
Voltage (volts)
Wattage (watts)
Window Type
Double Hung
Works With
Alexa, Google, Proprietary App

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
AHAM Certified,Energy Star,UL Listed,cUL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 1-year

Questions & Answers


How easy is this to clean

Asked by Molly October 25, 2020

Hello Molly, thank you for your question! We recommend you follow the care and cleaning instructions for this air conditioner, found on page 7 of the owner's manual, linked here: We hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any additional questions. – CV

Can I leave this air conditioner in my window during the winter?

Asked by maggiemay123 October 15, 2020

I would not leave it in. You'll get a lot of air leakage through and around the unit, even using the foam inserts included to help seal along the accordion bellows. I used to leave our AC units in and cover them. With newer ones, though, it seems like it's harder to get them sealed.

My window is 34" wide. Do the accordions go out far enough to fill that extra space?? Thanks!!

Asked by Selene October 1, 2020

It fit in mine just fine & mines 35 “

Can I install in a wall instead of window

Asked by James September 17, 2020

It will work as a wall unit as long as you reinforce the outside support with a V support.

can this unit be installed in a permanent inside wall?

Asked by bear September 13, 2020

Ok I hope the wall is an exterior wall and the rear of the unit will be out doors. In that case yes. If it's truly going on an interior wall and the rest of the machine will be in another room , nope don't do it.

What is the height of the 8000 BTU (AEC08) unit? Specs say 15.8" but minimum window height is 13....

Asked by tjt September 9, 2020

Hello tjt - Thank you for reaching out about this amazing air conditioner. We are happy to help with this confusion and apologize for the information on the website. The minimum window height opening required for this model is 16-3/8". Please let us know if you have any more questions. - JB

I need a replacement power cord

Asked by help August 18, 2020

To better answer your question, please contact our customer service department at 800-430-3376 any day between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. EST, or call your local store. They can either answer your question or transfer you to your local store to answer your specific question. – CV

what is the starting watts of this a/c I need to know since I need it for a off grid cabin powere...

Asked by sb August 18, 2020

Hi sb - Thanks for considering GE Model # AEC12AY! Watts is 1050 (9.5 amp). If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to ask, we are happy to help at! Sue

What is the temperture range on this unit ?

Asked by Zan August 17, 2020

Thank you very much for the response Will head out and get one tomorrow after work. Current one only goes down to 66 I found that a little odd. TY again.

Are you going to restock the 12,000 BTU unit soon? It's been sold out for a while...

Asked by hem August 16, 2020

No, I’m pleased with the one I got. Thanks

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Customer Reviews

  • 3507 Customer Reviews
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars overall
84% of customers recommended.
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The wifi and the eco mode and easy setup LOVE IT
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Its for my room it wprks very well it does whatnit say
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New York
Small and powerful
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This unit delivers. I keep my living room, kitchen, dining area, bathroom and bedroom cool with this petite unit. I thought I would need a higher BTU, but this baby packs a punch. My LR is 12x20 and kitchen and Dining area around the same size to give you an idea of square footage. Nice job GE— I’ll consider buying stocks too.
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Powerful a/c. Life saver for this heat. It was a little bit of a hassle installing it but not roc...
Powerful a/c. Life saver for this heat. It was a little bit of a hassle installing it but not rocket science. The only con I have for this a/c unit is that when I put it on Fan mode, it gives off this weird smell. Pretty bad smell at that, so I just don’t use the Fan mode at all. We haven’t tried out the Wifi feature with it, because we don’t really find it necessary, but I guess it’s a plus.
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Ok so far but had to modify unit to keep from blowing water inside the room
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So, I've had this AC unit for 1 day in Florida. It's been running constantly and guess what? It has the same issue as the last GE AC unit, that being water accumulating in the fan blade area. This is the area inside your bedroom where the fan motor brings in your bedroom air and then blows it out the top of your AC unit. I heard gurgling and saw drops of water being blown out. All GE units have NO DRAIN in the fan area to get rid of water build up. I took the front cover off and punched a few holes with a Phillips screwdriver. This allows the water to drain to the outside back of the unit. No more gurgling!! Why in the world they design something like this is beyond me. If you run into this issue, here's a tip to fix it.
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Mullica Hill NJ
Like features
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Having issues with the blower motor making a load whining noise
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Very nice air conditioner. Quiet running and def blows cold air
Very nice air conditioner. Quiet running and def blows cold air
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Great product!!
Great product!!
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Easy Instalacion quite and efficient
Easy Instalacion quite and efficient
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Its been operating one week in a very demanding environment. It operates per the demand quietly ...
Its been operating one week in a very demanding environment. It operates per the demand quietly and most efficiently and automatically. I particularly like the method of using condensate in the cooling process elevating efficiency. Install was quite easy though upstairs installs require 2 strong people ut seems. I had a little difficulty with the app operation but figured it out. I REALLY enjoy my unit.
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Atlantic City,New Jersey
Great features
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I love this product because it has great features also has WiFi system
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