I bought a GE Air Conditioner for the bedroom, and the great thing is the noise levels are very low especially in the low fan mode. It does takes about 15-20 min to cool the room, but then you cannot expect anything more from a 5050 BTU unit. Performance has been very steady. I wanted an inexpensive, lightweight & quiet a/c unit. On the negative side it does struggle to get temperatures down, the room is probably slightly on the large size for it to cope, but it does enough to let us sleep at night just now, but will have to wait for the real summer heat to see then! Would not recommend it for a large room, but for a small room I would think it would be great. Oh and as an aside, I bought this direct from Abt Electrics, they ship it for free!