Rated 5 out of
Definitely a worthy investment!
If you need superior cooling power but don't have access or capabilities to a 240v outlet, this is definitely the one to go for. Noise level is similar to a vornado fan on 1. Super efficient & effective. Wifi capabilities are a helpful feature, especially if you want to cool the house off before you get home. I personally leave mine set at 72 & never touch it. House is always comfortably cool.
Date published: 2020-08-02
Rated 4 out of
Quiet and cold, but not for all windows
We just got this less than a week ago so I can’t speak about longevity or power usage. We checked the window requirements before purchasing, but I didn’t see anything about not installing on a window that is flush with an outside wall. We haven’t had issues with our one smaller window unit in our guest bedroom. Our other air conditioners have been portable units. We had not been able to get the house below 84 degrees when it was 90 degrees outside, so we decided to get a larger window unit for the main, upstairs living area. This has been able to keep the house at 70-75 degrees on the 90-95 degree days despite losing some of the cooling to the basement of our split level. We have even been cooking, baking, running the dishwasher, and the washer and dryer. We weren’t able to do anything that would make the house hotter or more humid with the portable unit. It is still a little undersized for our house but we didn’t have the right outlet for a larger unit and we were going to install the portable one downstairs if we needed to. This unit is about 54 dB when it is running on high. Our portable one would be about 69dB. We wanted to get a smaller one of these for our bedroom, but can’t find one.
My main issue is that it cannot be installed easily on a window that is flush with the exterior of the house. We were putting it in a window over our deck so we were able to build a table to support the weight. The sill brackets didn’t have enough sill to support them. Our final windows are a bit raised off the inside sill, so we would have needed to put in a piece of wood to screw it into that sill. The second issue was that the instructions to put on the front of the unit didn’t warn us about threading the vent lever through the front until after it said to snap the panel on to the frame. We almost lost that lever. There were a bunch of other warnings and stickers giving instructions, but we were going step by step and snapped on the front then read the next part about making sure the lever was threaded right before snapping. We also had an issue with putting a hole in one of the side panels as we were screwing it onto the unit. Overall, we were able to get it installed and the seals are pretty tight. Just be aware that it might be an issue for windows that are higher off the ground.
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 5 out of
Nice A/C unit
I've been using it for about a month and seems to be holding it's own. Generally gets to temperature in a pretty quick amount of time and retains temperature as needed. It is definitely quiet compared to my old A/C which is useful since I work from home and it is only about 8 feet from my desk. Haven't tried the Smart capability yet but will be doing so soon.
Date published: 2020-07-21