I've only had the unit for a couple of weeks and our cold, rainy New England weather hasn't necessitated too much use just yet, but the few times that I've used it I have been very impressed with how quiet it is. We have a tiny Cape house, and the unit is about 4 feet from the bed and we still hear nothing but air blowing, no compressor chugging, no 'airplane' type noises. It is powerful enough to cool our entire second floor if I leave the doors open.
Purchased for my daughter's apartment and it provides excellent cold air to the apartment. She easily installed the window attachment, turned on the unit, and jumped for joy when she felt the cold air. Her dog loves to feel the breeze too. Great purchase.
I purchased this Comfort-Aire unit 10,000btu about a month ago and it arrived quickly. Very Easy set up. I do agree with others that the hose and connectors are of a poor grade but they do work. It is extremely quiet and has removed the heavy humidity and hot air from two rooms 12x15 & 16x7 with 10ft. ceilings in a matter of minutes. I start the fan on low and wait a few minutes and turn it up to medium and then high. Once the rooms begin to cool down, I turn the fan back to medium and the rooms are just so comfortable. I live in Baltimore, MD and late spring and summer this year have been so very humid and hot, 90 degrees most days and this unit has kept the rooms so comfortable and cool. I have had a Comfort-Aire dehumidifier on the lower level of my house and it has been just terrific. Must say Comfort-Aire makes a great product. Would recommend this air conditioner unit to anyone looking for a room portable unit. The size is NOT huge as some others I looked at and fits nicely in the room.
We live on the coast where an air conditioner isn't supposed to be needed, but our very hot October made for days when it was over 90 degrees in the house! This solution will enable us to better survive such days, when we'll use it in the bedroom to get more sleep -- it's exactly the option we were looking for!
This air conditioner came and I was excited to give it a try. The (very short) installation instructions and the drawings were so poorly written, I could not even use them. The parts, including the hose attachment, were made of cheap, thin plastic. I felt like I was I going to break it every time I attempted in vain to assemble the connection. Finally, I got so frustrated, I gave up. The window attachment was also all wrong and did not fit the window I wanted to use in the bedroom. I thought briefly about selling it on Craigslist for $200 even though I had paid $300. This product was so frustrating and so cheaply made, I decided to give it to Goodwill, because I could not in conscious SELL this to anyone.
Very easy to assemble, user friendly operating system, could be a LITTLE quieter. Must stay on consistently to keep room cool, once you turn it off, room seems to get hot instantly. I use it for my bedroom, 2nd floor of house and sun beats right onto sliding glass door and window. I now added black out curtains and that seems to help retain the coolness.
I had to buy something that I could install myself every summer.....it was easy.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Seems very good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Same