this is perfect unit for what I needed for. I have been a sears customer since my grandfather and father was. I'm 72 that should give you an idea how long I have bought Sears products.
I was looking for a window unit to help cool my bedroom during the summer. I found it extremely difficult to sleep given how loud this unit is. Not only did I hear the internal fan, but the external fan was louder than comparable models as well. Even on the low fan setting it was loud. On top of the noise, it didn't cool as well as I was expecting. It took a while to cool down a 10x10 room. On the plus side, the unit is quite compact and does not weigh much. It does seem sturdy and well built. Installation was easy enough.
Works great for small rooms