I have two, one caught fire, the other is now a 'door-stop' ...
16 July 2014
Summary: Generally worked fine for a small office for about a year, and then CAUGHT FIRE and ignited nearby wall and furniture. Luckily we caught it quickly and got the fire out with a garden hose through the outside window before the fire department got here (but the house is a mess). We have two of these.
Summary: Works very well. used summer of 2013, cooled our living room after our central unit gave out. On 100 degree days would cool most of the house to under 80° which may not sound like much, but to keep the house at a tolerable level for less than $400 as opposed to replacing the central unit, this unit...
Summary: I have been hoping that this unit would improve--or that once we replaced windows, added insulation that this unit would work better. It dehumidifies, awesome......I can pull the plug, this year and drain it daily. However--it cannot cool.
Summary: There is one thing no one warns you about- you have to hook up a way to drain water. It will leave you with a mess if you don't find a way to run the enclosed hose to something to catch that water. We used a hose from an old icemaker & ran that outside. Pain in the neck! Otherwise, the unit is ok.
Summary: Some parts were missing and it needed a direct access to outside. The product didn't work correctly and I tried to send it back but shipper claims Delivery company damaged during shipment. Still waiting for claim/refund.
Summary: I bought this sytem thinking it would at least provide some comfort from the Southern Cal heatwave we got durring the summer of 2006. Bottom line, IT DID NOT. The square footage of the top floor of our apartment is approximately 500 square feet.
Summary: For its size and BTU rating I had expected much more from this unit. It is a pain to drain the collected condensed water tank, several times a day. It operates very warm, which makes this more of a heater and less of a cooling device.