I don't recommend buying this junk
We purchased this unit 2 years ago. Used it all thru summer months. Cooled the room ok. Then as the days became cooler we used less n less . One Friday evening we shut it off, Saturday I turned it on and it would not cool. I checked everything breaker/filter/settings and nothing helped. I reported the problem, paid the fee to have someone come out and look at it. No body showed, I got the runaround and several useless emails on checking this that, filters/breakers/settings etc. then a sorry we can't help you because you live out in the country and no service man can come out. So we're stuck with this useless thing in our window. As soon as my refund comes in, this thing is going to metal recycle and we're getting another brand with reliable service life and especially SERVICE!
January 27, 2014
This thing works great
Im happy with it. It really can take on a nice heat load and is pretty solid so far. Its also very quiet for a window a/c. Only downside which is really an upside if you ask me is its 240v so you would have to have an electrician come run a 240v recepticle for it. I fortunately did not have to because I am a hvac tech and I have had to make new 240 runs a bunch of times. 240v is actually better on machinery period imo the amp draw is literally half of what it would be if you had to do the same work load with 120v. The total watt usage is the same still so your not really saving anything but your motors will last longer from less heat being created and less strain because of the higher voltage being applied. Its definitely a good investment to have a 240 outlet put in thats the moral of the story especially for this thing. It will have where ever you put it freezing in about 5-10 min providing you size it right to your area your trying to cover. make sure your area is sized right to the unit you purchase! A good rule of thumb is in a area with some moderate shade from trees and what not 2 tons is appropriate to cool 1200 sq ft on a hot day. I ton is 12,000 btu.
February 2, 2012
BEAT THE HEAT
THIS UNIT BEAT THE HEAT THIS PAST SUMMER FOR ME. THE INSTRUCTIONS COULD HAVE BEEN CLEARER, AND THE HARDWARE MADE BETTER, BUT ONCE THIS BIG BOY GOT BLOWING. KATEY BAR THE DOOR.
September 16, 2011
This AC cools alright. But one huge thing for us is the fact the in the cool mode that fan never shuts off. In the energy eff. mode the fan turns on every 2-3 minutes to check to see what the temp is. My mom is 80 years old and she does not like that at all. She does not want the fan on all the time, nor does she want the fan going on and off every 2-3 minutes. Come on, who's idea was that? Her 25 year old ac did not go that. Terrible feature. I would not have bought this had I know that.
July 6, 2011