This Kenmore is far more efficient than the one we had to replace from another manufacturer. A pre-cooling serpentine bath on the bottom of the unit uses condensation to pre-cool the refrigerant before it is sent to the condenser. That is a first in my experience. The condenser shroud fan virtually eliminates side-splash of water through the side vents due to wasted fan air. The evaporator fan is enclosed and not exposed to outside air at all, eliminating warm air entry. The one complaint I have is that the unit was sent with the wrong side-panel installation hardware. I was able to make it work, but I did have to make a trip to the hardware store for screws. The pre-drilled holes in the A/C case were much bigger that any of the supplied screws in the kit. Bummer, but the overall performance of the unit made me put this annoyance at a minimum distraction.
this unit works great at cooling love the remote
My firm has to use an above door AC because we occupy a store front. after having gone through numerous AC's this make and model is keeping everyone cool and it;s quiet. Thanks Sears
First let me thank SEARS for having an 18,000 BTU, apparently this seems to be an odd size, because I could not find it anywhere in Miami-Dade county. It cooled the room off almost immediately, including the kitichen, dinning area, and part of the living room. Much less noisy than my previous one. Digital read-outs are very easy to see, thermostat is perfect.
The product has features we didn't expect but very much like. Our former ac did not turn off when a temperature was reached, so it had created unnecessary noise without any appreciable benefit. The thermostat on the new ac also allows us to select a specific temp, so we are far more comfortable with that feature as well. Further, the remote is quite a surprise new benefit since some parts of the area we cool get warmer or cooler throughout the day. We also were very pleased with the installation.
In my opinion, the Kenmore 18,500 btu air conditioner is overpriced. However, it does work very well. It cools my entire downstairs level. I love that my kids are able to enjoy the air on a hot day. Besides the price, the only downside is that you basically have to take it apart to put it together. Also, the plug is not a regular plug that plugs in the wall, we had to get a special hook up to use it to plug it in. I wish the salesman would have told us before hand. But, no complaints. works great
Works great and quietly
This is the second one I bought in a year, I bought my son one last year, and was so impressed by how well it worked and the efficiency I just bought another yesterday, when my husband put the batteries in the thermostat on the remote said the room was 92 degrees ( this is a third floor full attic) with in an hour we were adjusting the temperature higher, it went from 92 degrees to 70! The remote has everything on it also. It does take a little time to put cabinet together, but, my husband has done both and said, it's worth it! :)