Rated 4 out of 5 by Paco Great product for the money
We've had this portable air conditioner for about six months. It works great! Cools 25 x 25 room really well in 90 to 100 degrees weather. This room used to be a sun room, has windows all around it and has no insulation so it takes a lot to cool it down. It is a little noisy but cools the room well.
July 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Frank would not recommend
The unit vents room air outside which pulls hot outside air in.
In my situation this is very inefficient, it should use outside air for condenser.
Using temperature data logger to check operation, the compressor shut down only for two 5 minute periods in 24 hours of operation.
If the room is about 100 degrees and you turn on the unit with the fan on high it will shut down and latch out the compressor in about 10 minutes.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sheri48 This product is user friendly
The controls are easy to use and understand. Cools the room well. Only problem we have had is the sealant to go in the window comes loose and won't stay put but we were able to make it work.
July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PRuss Love this unit - works beautifully!
I've only used the AC a few times - but loving it so far. I own a restored duplex built in the 1800s with a flat roof - no attic. It's difficult to keep the upstairs cool and my bedroom is on the front of the house - so installing the traditional window unit would be an eyesore. I thought I would try this as it is not so obtrusive from outside. Installation was simple (I'm not the most handy person!) - I did it myself and within 20 minutes it was installed. My 20 X 16 bedrooms chilled from 80+ to 68 within an hour.
I haven't entered the height of the summer heat yet - but so far I love this unit. It is not quiet by any means, similar to a wall unit in a hotel room - but I like the 'white noise' while I sleep. The few nights when the temps have been in the 80's, it has kept me very comfortable (I like it chilly in my br). The fan only is a nice feature. Draining may be somewhat inconvenient as the valve is so low... but I haven't had to do so yet so I'm hoping it won't be a big negative. So far... so great
May 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Very econimical and easy to operate.
I highly recommend this product to my family and friends because if its simple and easy operation and efficiency to cool a room.
December 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hurricane mom Since they are not producing many products anymore
Had to chose a protable since the windows do not accomidate what is on the market.
Much more expensive than is worth, but the heat is not my friend. Very bulky when trying to empty, and the directions in the book is not relative to this model. Dripps and drabs came out, still not sure if it is empty.
November 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by IT Support Problematic Maintenance
This unit operated well for the first month or so, then the water reservoir clogged and the unit stopped draining. The only way to empty the bucket now is to tilt the unit at roughly a 60 degree angle and let the water drain from the bottom of the unit. Even with a drain hose attached to the drain plug the unit fills with water and shuts down in under 48 hours requiring another manual intervention. The water draining from the bottom of the unit creates a mess on the floor and there is no telling what damage, if any, is being done internally since I have been unable to find an exploded parts manual online to determine the cause or solution. This appears to be a "seldom use," "light duty" solution and should not be considered as a "seasonal" fix for a cooling scenario.
October 9, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kyle Not what I had hoped, loud and expensive
This product was much louder than anticipated, do not recommend if it is going to be used in the bedroom. My power bill was increased significantly and the product did not cool the room as I had hoped. It's also not as versatile in mobility as I wanted.
October 8, 2013