This A.C. is 12,000 BTUs and I LOVE IT! I can't stand hot weather so this fulfills my daily requirement of cold. The unit is a little too loud and the open/close vent lever is flimsy. The remote has a narrow window on the A.C. and I have to aim it directly right on but I usually get it on the second try. We are not using the included side panels since the A.C. is in a wide window so my husband improvised his own side panels. For that reason I cannot comment on the quality of the panels that came with the unit. Since the A.C. is so powerful we don't even need to keep it running all day on a hot day. We can shut it off for an hour or more and the room is still cool as long as our ceiling fan is on and I'm not cooking. The power saver feature is okay but we don't like that it will shut down the A.C. for 10 minutes. We have to put on our ceiling fan to keep the air flowing. The temperature selector is more to our liking since we can choose a reasonable temperature we want the room to be and when the room reaches the selected number the compressor shuts off but the A.C. fan keeps going. I LOVE that I can get the A.C.'s compressor to cool the room even when it is cold outside. If I set the temperature number to 64 (the lowest number available) the compressor will keep the room cool. A lot of A.C. compressors will not work when it is cold outside so this was a big plus for me. I use the timer almost every day to automatically shut the unit off about an hour after I expect to fall asleep. I also use the timer to turn the unit on about an hour before I expect to return home. Sometimes when I will be leaving the house shortly but don't want to forget to turn the unit off I will set the timer to go off around the time I expect to leave. The filter is easy to get to in the front panel when it is time to clean it. You have to be careful with the filter since it is flimsy. I would have preferred a more solid plastic around the filter. The adjustable vents that distribute the air are not flexible enough so the aim selection is limited. They should have split the vents into two sections for more choices. Also a lot of light comes into the room through the vents so if you use it in a bedroom you may not like this if you don't get up early.
New York, NY