I have an 800 square foot place and by using the included remote to keep it at 72 degrees. In my home, i am left with a feeling of happiness well worth the money. It came with all of the tools necessary to put it into the window securely. You have to provide your own phillips screwdriver but that’s worth having around already so bought this and received it when it was over 90 degrees here and even hotter inside. So, as you can imagine installing an ac under those conditions sucks, you almost need an ac to install the ac. That said, i also had to lug a 65 plus pound ac unit well up and over a kitchen sink and counters. Being a novice i’d recommend a friend to help for people that have regular windows. It should be a breeze, though i had one stupid window that could accommodate it and had to pound with a hammer to get it there. That said, once there it’s been glorious, i just got it today and installed 45 minutes ago. The whole kitchen and dining room are cool and it’s well on to the living room, it’s also not badass. As far as noise is concerned, no problem highly recommend ill update. If anything changes also for reference here’s, my installation, as you can see no room to spare lol, giving four stars, because it has only been installed a day but to all appearances and performance, it is a quality product.
The following may help those who are concerned about if this will fit in their window height posted on march 17th. I have measured the actual height of my unit very carefully and th. The inside face of the channel butts up against the outside edge of the sill. That means you must have at least, that half an inch clear below the outside edge of the sill for the channel to hang over the manufacturing s instruction sheet says 13 inches. Is the mint opening size, but that is not really true here’s. Why? If you temporarily tilt the back of the unit upwards, the lower channels, half an inch can be moved past. The outer sill edge, then let unit back down to level and lower the upper sash to let the unit’s taller upper channel leg rest against the inside surface. Of the sash, if there is no upper sash and your opening is just a fixed window, this method should still work for installing the total height of the unit from sill rest surface to the height of the upper curtain. Channel outside upright leg is 12 inches. Let’S. Give this thing a decent review, as others have noted, the fins on the back come damaged. However, mine did not. After reading that others have had problems, i decided to carefully un package it not trying to pick it up on that end. Either their delivery, persons mishandled it or they themselves picked it up wrong. Installing was very simple, but this needs to be a two person job.
It weighs about 78 pounds, have someone outside to hold it last thing you want to do is drop it low once you have the window closed, just pull the shutters on the side closed. I didn’t use the hardware because i have metal windows in my trailer. I did use the two foam inserts. It came with you put them in front of the shutters preventing air from coming in or escaping the noise from being on. I guess it depends on what you’re used to. I have fans that are louder than this thing. To me, it’s, actually pretty quiet even on high cooling, oh yeah, i live in florida. It can get quite miserable when it’s in the 90s. I measured 365 square feet in my living room. As this thing states, it can cool up to 450 to 500 square feet. On 72 degrees, it keeps my living room, nice and cool and kicks on and off on energy mode. I haven’t gotten to play with all the features, yet the remote can be used at a very good distance.