Living in Michigan we hardly use a air conditioner even in the warmer summer months. But this past summer it got very hot and it was to the point where everyone was rushing out to buy air conditioners. I got one of the very last ones at the store and was thrilled that not only does it come with a remote it is also very quite AND works wonderful. Installing it was a breeze and pretty quick. We did but a window kit to go with it so that we were not loosing any cool air out of the window while this unit was running. Having it installed in our large living room that is open to our kitchen I was worried about how well it would cool the large area. It did great! Not only did it cool the area off we had to turn if off after 2 hours because we all became so chilled. I highly recommend this unit as it is quiet, has a remote and cools off large areas with no problem.