from Las Vegas, Nevada
This customer recommends this product.
OK so I did my research and settled on a couple of different models. My office has no A/C at all and is VERY POORLY insulated! I settled on the Amana because of the name and was surprised at the low wattage/amps. I found out that it is actually manufactured by Haier. No problem, Haier is a good name too! I chose this model because of the 14,000 BTU rating because although my office is only about 125 sq. ft., I knew that the heat-load was high.
Installation was easy, however in my case I had to do a lot of preparation due too the condition of the room (caulking, insulation, new dedicated wiring, door sweep, etc.). Upon turning the unit on. . . the starting temp. in my office was 98 F. In seven minutes it came down to 79 F. the outside temp was 107 F. The next day after additional weatherproofing the unit has maintained my office at 78 F. all day! Cycling on and off is a little noisy, but I'm getting very used to it . As the alternative is sweltering in this Vegas heat!
Features include cool, fan only, de-humidification, full function remote and a handy remote magnetic holder on the side of the unit. Programmable timer: 24 hr on or off. Filter is easy to remove and clean. A GFCI (ground fault circuit interupt) plug is included on the cord.
Cons: There is no adjustment for the 'swing' as there is on other models. The swing is set to two degrees below & above the set temp.
Overall, I am very happy with the performance and ease of install. I would highly recommend this unit as it comes with a 12 month warranty and additional 5 yrs. on the sealed system & compressor.