I purchased this Kenmore 15,100 BTU, 115 volts air conditioner in the state of California for $ 398.99 plus tax. I asked a Sears sales man what was the biggest BTU I could purchase for a 115 volts ac plug and that it was through the wall or wall mounted unit. He said, he didn't have one and the largest BTU he had for a 115v ac was 15,100 BTU. I asked him if window units could be mounted on the wall and he said that they are disigned different and If I wanted to put it through the wall that it was up to the customer, but not recommended since it would block the air flow of the vents. I whent ahead and purchased it anyway and took it home. When I opened the box and when through everything that it is supposed to come with, I reed in the instruction manual that it is also a wall or through the wall AC unit. WOW. Other wall mounted unit sale super high and you get less BTU. This unit has it all window and wall installation. The unit runs great, it cools alot and it has a nice design. AC also somes with a small remote control. I mounted it on the wall sealed it all around an built a picture frame around it, and it looks like a master piece. Note, on Sears and Kenmore website there is a $50.00 dollar mail in rebate. Keep all your receipts, energy tag and other paper needed in order to comply with the sales rebate program. Go out and buy one!!!
This window air conditioner cools great for our entire ground level. That is the good. The bad: 1. Installation in general was a nightmare. 2. The online store made no mention that to install this beast it requires a metal box be affixed to your window frame, then the air conditioning part slides in the box. 3. You have to disassemble the Air Conditioner upon arrival to install it. 4. The instructions are terrible. 5. Several screws were missing 6. No mention of needing a drill in the "tools required" part of the installation manual. 7. It is VERY difficult to figure out which screws go with which instruction step when they are all received in a single bag. I cannot tell you how much frustration this alone caused. Why couldn't all of the same type of screws be in individual bags and labeled? 8. If I had to do it over again I wouldn't. 9. Installation took over 6 hours,with two people working on it. 10. If you think this installs like a typical window air conditioner, it doesn't.
After a good amount of thought and research, I purchased this A/C unit for my home back in May 2012. Since it was rated 15,000 BTUs, with a cooling range of 900 sq ft., I thought it would work good for my living/dining and kitchen room area which is about that size or so. The unit looked good and worked well during the first summer, but I expected a little more cooling power for its price & BTU rating. My unit's power cord had a malfunction during the first year, but Sears sent a repairman out within a week or so to fix the problem. After that, the unit worked well in all its functions, but I noticed its ability to cool began to diminish around the 2nd year (I cleaned the filter and followed the troubleshooting guide, but the unit's cooling ability did not improve). I had purchased a GE 10,000 BTU unit in 2009, and it has demonstrated (thus far) a great capacity to cool consistently & effectively (thankfully); much better than the Kenmore. Now it's July 2015, and the unit cannot keep a 900 sq ft area 85 degrees on a 93 degree day (even on its lowest setting). My advice before buying any AC unit, find out the unit's cooling AND operating ability over a 5+ year period. For the size and money, I expected this unit to cool and perform well for at least 10 years, but that has not happened (at least not the cooling aspect).
This air conditioner is great. It gets my kitchen, dining room, and living room cool. It does not make a lot of noise. The remote control is easy to use. It is energy efficient. It has multiple settings.
Kenmore 15000 BTU A/C
We got this unit to help cool our large living room after our central A/C went out in April 2014. We've used this unit since then, and it was cared for as best as possible (short of taking it out during the offseason). I come home today to constant beeping from the unit, and after some searching, find out that means I have a dead control panel that needs to be replaced. Barely out of warranty, I have an oversized door stopper.
If you buy this unit, I HIGHLY suggest you pay for an extended warranty. I should have known better than to buy anything with electronic controls (where other models have manual knobs). I won't make that mistake again. Now I have a dead unit that will cost more to repair than what I could buy a new smaller unit (with knobs) for. Keep in mind, I have a 5,000 BTU **** unit that I believe was also manufactured by Frigidaire, that I've had over 15 years that still works and blows out ice cold air.
On the underside of the bottom pan, there's a rectangular area directly below the fan. You need to drill a series of holes in this area....I did 6 3/16" holes....or the fan will try to operate in a puddle and destroy the unit. Otherwise, it's quiet and works wonderfully....so far.
Actually cools off more square footage than listed. Seems to be very efficient. Hopefully when the electric bill comes in I will be able to determine its true efficiency.
Very much a disappointment. Purchased this air conditioner, got it all installed in the window, tried turning it on and got nothing, DOA... Now I have to struggle to get it out the window and back to the store. According to the instructions it stated we needed a differnt type of reseptical, in which it cost me 65 dollars, which was another disappointment to find out it didn't work. I will have the store to plug the new air conditioner in before I leave the store.
Why is everything so costly and poorly built?
Perfect for our brand new house with big living room, kitchen and dining room in one open area.
This is my second unit I have bought in the past 3 years.
I have one in the family gathering area that has been
excellent with no problems. It also cools the kitchen and
washroom area. I am so impressed that I bought a
second one for my bedroom. I leave the bedroom door
open and it also cools my other bedrooms. With two of
them I am really pleased at how cool my home has become.
95 to 100 degree heat outside, these units are really a
We bought this to cool the down stairs and it worked better than I thought. We put this in a window on our stair landing and it actually helped keep the upstairs cool also. I would highly recommend.
have two now,,,, they are gr8
It is performing very well and cools the house nicely. A little noisier than I would have liked, but it works well so I am not complaining.
We had our central air go out in our home and it was going to take days to get it fixed so we went down and picked this unit up and put it in our bedroom widow. Not only does it keep our bedroom cold but also the whole house.
This AC is powerful, quiet(for the size) and I am very happy with this purchase. My room gets direct sunlight and used to be unbearable hot summer days but now it is one of the coolest rooms in the house. Awesome buy and great value! I would have paid twice as much.
Does well for 1,000 sq ft. of living space. The remote is a plus and with a little help from ceiling fans you can get close to central air with these units. $400 for 15,100 BTUs is a good price!