Summary: I wanted one that mounted on the window to save indoor space but was limited to a/c style because my living room window is very tall and narrow. Biggest concern was blowing a fuse every so often because the house is so old.
Pros: I live in Nor Cal Bay Area so not very humid and it did make a difference when the first heat wave it. I'm cooling more than what its recommended for. Price bumped up a lot after I purchased it. The mounting hardware feels nice and sturdy. It makes me happy. Love the remote.
Cons: Can't complain about much, my family and I weren't miserable this year in the heat like the previous years. As far as the noise goes, from the inside it can be a bit noisy on high, but not irritating by any means. You can tell that it's on from the outside of the house.