This air conditioner is a great value. It is perfect for the person renting and moves into a place that doesn't have an air conditioner. It is easy to install in a window. I found the window kit supplied with the air conditioner very useful. In a matter of minutes, I had installed the air conditioner and was enjoying the benefits. It runs quietly. It is efficient in cooling down the area I need to be cooled. I found that this air conditioner was able to cool a larger area than what the directions specified. The style of the air conditioner blends in with any decor. The electrical cord was long enough to reach an electrical outlet. I installed it in my living room window near my television set and found there was no need to increase the volume of my TV when the air conditioner was running. I did not notice an increase of my electrical bill when using this air conditioner. The controls are easy to use.