Summary: I didn't buy one of these units, but one was loaned to me while our central AC system was being repaired. We felt that at least our living room might stay a bit cooler in the process since the outside temps were between 95-105 degrees.
Summary: In April 2011, I purchased a Sunpentown (SPT) air conditioner for $450. I ended up not using it last summer and stored it, unopened in its box, until a month ago. Right out of the box, it didn't work.
Summary: After looking at numerous options I selected this unit to provide cooling for a 300 square foot Florida room which runs around 95 degrees during summer afternoons. After four years of reliable service, this unit is still capable of lowering room temperature at least 10 deg on its' own and more with...
Maria Gunther "Audible is the soundtrack to my busy, city-walking life!", Amazon
5 August 2010
Summary: Very powerful and cools well. Pretty loud when you first turn it on (and I love white noise) so I'd recommend turning it on before you're ready for bed so it will be at the lower (and quieter) fan setting (if on auto) once room is cooler. I love the timer and remote control options. Easy to set up.
Summary: I bought this product in the summer of 07. I live in a room over the garage that gets the brunt of the sun and therefor reaches 78-80 degrees even with the AC on. At first the unit after running for a couple hours would drop the temp to 72 on a summer day but no lower.
Summary: I was shocked at how useless this thing was. I would turn this unit on immediately when I come home from work. The initial reading on the unit would say something like 95% (house was all closed up). The unit could not even drop the room temperature below 90%.
Summary: I'am a certified EPA HVAC Tech that chooses A/C and Electronics as a hobby only because I make more income by other means and the reason why I bought this unit is strickly as a backup means for hurricane aftermath.
Summary: I had ordered one of these units and went to pick it up directly from Sunpentown in nearby City of Industry, California where they are located. While waiting for the air conditioner to be brought out I struck up a conversation with a gentlemen who had brought one in for repair.
Summary: I had the same problem as others - it simply did not cool the room. Returned it. considering it's 12000 BTU, I'd expect a lot more. Turns out that Sunpentown is a fake brand name slapped onto a chinese company.