I looked at reviews before I bought this and most were good, I must have just got a dud but this unit is so loud that I can't sleep with it running. We purchased the protection plan and I have had someone out to look at it 3 times with no resolve. Basically the unit does not use a pump and float for the auto evap, instead it uses a blade to push water over the condenser coils but because there is no float to tell it to stop, it gets noisy as the blade keeps trying to push water when there is not enough water there to deaden the sound. So far we have a brand new air conditoner that we can not use due to excessive noise and poor design.
I temporarily pointed the hose out an open window and blocked back draft with cardboard and tape. Did not even remove the screen. Correct installation should work better. High velocity cold air delivered in a 90 degree 300 sq ft room with a heat load at the ceiling. Brought the temperature down to 78 degrees in 5 hours - in time to sleep. Dropped to 72 degrees by morning. Noise level moderate, not objectionable. Can be lifted and carried up stairs by a 70 year old man . Ran for three days in humid environment with no residual condensate. It's a keeper.
Purchased this unit for my apartment. The tenant is able to put it in any room which is better that trying to put an air conditioner in every room.
I use it in the back bedroom and it keeps the room very comfortable
It works very well and keeps my wife's home based office very cool on warmer days, plus can be easily moved to other rooms as needed.
I needed this portable a/c unit for a bedroom that is always hot during the summer. It is easy to install and maintain and works amazingly fast, even during the hottest days of summer. You can set the temp you want (68 deg is the lowest) and it can also dehumidify a room. This unit also has a remote that is useful when you wake up in the middle of the night freezing and want to shut it off without having to get up. Overall, I am very pleased with this appliance.
We used this through the hottest days of the summer and it works great!
We do not have air conditioning. We bought a bigger one at costo but felt for our room we did not need such a large unit. It has exceeded my expectations
Works well to cool one 12x12 room.
This is the first time I bought a portable AC. And I think it works great. Super easy to set up and shoots out cold air almost immediately after plugging in. I do recommend buying the suggested BTU for the space you'd like to cool tho. I thought I could get away with this cheaper one since it was on sale, and I ended up returning this one for a unit with more BTU. My living room is about 14ft by 14ft and I definitely needed more in 90 degree weather in So Cali. Also, I wish it had different fan speed option. But for small spaces, this unit is definitely worth the buy!