Summary: We've had this unit for years and it works very well. It cools the room down well and is very quiet. On extra hot days, we use the megacool function and it does the job. The only part I'm not crazy about is having to drain the water into a bucket every few days but that's a small issue.
Summary: I bought this item on ebay as a replacement for a 12,000 BTU DeLonghi I moved to my Jacuzzi room. The DeLonghi about froze me out of the room. This Sharp actually generates more heat than cool via the exhaust tube. It is very hot. I went to the owners manual (page E-3) to check on the warranty and there was a big red stamp on the page that read 'VOID BY SHARP ELECTRONICS CORP'.
Summary: We bought TWO of these units FOUR years ago and they are still blowing cold air. We run them from May thru September . They will cool a bedroom but not as cold as a window unit. In high humidity areas you must drain the reservoir a couple of times a week. We set ours up off the ground to make it easy. Filters slide out and are sturdy and easy to clean. Compared to Walmart crap, these are VERY reliable.
Your mileage may vary...beware, insulate the hose and window kit.
14 August 2010
Summary: I was somewhat baffled by the rather polarized reviews of this unit. I saw the RC (instead of NC) version at Costco and thought I would give it a try to find out for myself. After a quick assembly of the window adapter kit I gave it a test run. It is indeed a reasonably quiet AC at low fan speed and there is plenty of cool air coming out the front. However, the hose in the back that vents the hot air is not insulated at all. So some of the heat is put back into the room.
Summary: Just bought this 1 wk ago at [...] (model CVP10RC) and looks like same/similar unit. [...]. This unit seemed to have good overall reviews for a portable and Costco allows returns if I didn't like it. Was easy to setup. Our window is wider than the adapter provided so I tried a cd case to extend it and it fit perfectly. It's pretty flimsy but probably most window adapters are. This unit is more quiet than expected which is a bonus.
Summary: Purchased at Costco for 400 + tax (no shipping tho of course). Not sure what "library quiet" is, or is supposed to be. It's quiet enough. It has an ionizer in it which helps keep the pollen in control using the fan "mode". Heat is dumped through a rigid plastic hose run to the window. Best if that were insulated as that heat is what you want *out* of the room. Toss a blanket on it!
unimpressed with this sharp air conditioner, Amazon
11 July 2010
Summary: I ran this unit for several hours on max cool and it never got to the point where I thought that it was producing cold air. All that it seems to do is blow cool air and leaves me wondering why I wasted my time and money driving to the store to pick it up and install it. What a total waste of time and money. About the only thing that this unit would be good for is a boat anchor. I do not recommend that anyone buy it under any circumstances.
Summary: I wish they could reduce the size of the system, elimate the need for the exhaust hose. But since it has a hose, I wish it were smaller. I like the color, it doesn't leak, quite, remote control, easy to set at any time. I feel more secure in my home. Because my windows are secure now.
Summary: We decided to look for some sort of portable a/c for a room that wouldn't cool as nicely as the rest of the house. Shopped around and found this one. At first, we were a bit hesitant to buy something of this nature from eBay without seeing it in person, but we figured we'd give it a shot and its great!! Nice and cool, not noisy at all, and very easy to set up..much nicer than those old school a/c wall units we all had at one time or another.