This is a large, powerful air conditioner, yet it is also stylish and attractive. I bought it because I wanted a unit that would cool the largest area possible, and it does the job. My kitchen and living room have a relatively open floor plan, so the unit is able to keep both rooms cool. Set up was easy. The hose is quite large, but it fit the window kit fairly easily once we got the hose unrolled to the proper dimensions. I've read reviews from people who had issues with the hose staying in place, but I think it's because they don't have it screwed on correctly. My son had no problem hooking the hose up, and it's stayed in place just fine. For such a large air conditioner I don't find it particularly noisy, but I'm not someone who finds white noise annoying. The LED touch buttons are easy to use, and I like the swing option for the levers. The unit does a good job of sensing the temperature, and the condenser cycles on and off as needed. The remote is a nice addition, but I don't see myself using it much. I can't speak to how energy efficient the unit is because I've only owned it for a short time. If you want an air conditioner that is powerful, but will still look nice in your living area, I would highly recommend this unit. The price is decent, and it appears well made. So far it's been just what I needed for the area I wanted to cool.