Summary: I agree with the other positive reviews about this product with the exception of the durability. For most of the first season it was great! Unfortunately it only lasted about half the second season which is when it was out of warranty. The fan rubbed somewhere inside so it made a grinding noise followed by what sounds like the compressor giving out. Given that my window unit is still chugging and it's somewhere close to 10 years old I'm extremely disappointed.
Summary: Here's the deal. For 3 years during the summer I lived without this AC unit. I'd toss and turn and be grumpy as hell in the morning. Last year I got this unit and during the summer I slept like a BABY. Why? because I was in a room with bearable temperature. I'd rather have this thing blasting away the heat than some quiet unit that doesn't do the job.
Summary: The air conditioner works great - I bought two of them and they cool their rooms very well. However, the window attachment for the exhaust hose has to be one of the worst designs I've ever seen. Too many pieces that have to fit together. It felt so flimsy in the window that I decided to just scrap it and run the hose directly to the window (which has a screen). Now THAT works great - the hose is flexible but stiff, so whatever position you leave it in, it stays in.
Summary: From AJ Madison, explaining why some people might have had problems with constant on-and-off cycling: BTUs determine how much cold air comes out of the unit, but problems can occur if the air conditioner is oversized for the space. The more cold air that comes out - the more area it needs to circulate to avoid giving the thermostat a false reading.
Summary: This is a quality, quiet, cold producing unit. Had a AMCOR unit previously that was mediocre for cooling and stopped working in one year. I gave it away on Ctaiglist. You will not regret purchasing this unit.
Summary: I purchased this Sharp model after considerable online research. I was interested in a unit that didn't require a water pan to be emptied, could cool a room of about 150 square feet, and operated with minimal noise. This Sharp unit meets all the requirements. Even on the lowest setting the room is cooled quickly. The install was simple although the framing can easily be removed from the outside and entry to the room is possible.
Summary: Hello, I've recently had this item shipped. It's fairly big and heavy (95 lbs - check out dimensions to make sure it will fit and leave extra room on both sides for air intake) but at the same time very quiet and effective. I'm used to either central air or through-the-window type of AC but performance, design and remote control functions of this unit are well above my expectations and I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again. Thanks.