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.
DON'T BUY, IN ORDER TO USE THE FAN YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT ON HIGH. I'M USING IT IN A BEDROOM, AND I TRIED USING THE AIR CONDITIONER INSTEAD OF THE FAN PUT IT ON LOW SAME RESULT YOU HAVE TO USE IT ON HIGH, NOT WORTH THE MONEY
Bought a Kenmore AC almost 18 years ago exactly like this one, it finally gave up last year and I was so sad. Will be purchasing this one . Bought another brand name for our living room and within 2 years it died! Very disappointing. Will NEVER buy anything but a Kenmore!