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Air conditioners

GE AEM05LS
 
Approximate retail price:
$210
Summary: This GE small air conditioner has
  • Remote control
  • Up/down louver control
Dividing line
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Type: 5,000 to 6,500 Btu/hr. (Cools 100-300 sq. ft)
About - GE AEM05LS

The GE AEM05LS is part of the air conditioner test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, window air conditioners models like the AEM05LS are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Comfort:
How quickly the air conditioner on its low fan setting cooled a room sized for the particular unit and how accurate it came to meeting the temperature set point.

Indoor noise low:
This judgment of indoor noise at the low-cool setting is the objective measurement of noise level using a sound meter.

Indoor noise high:
This judgment of indoor noise at the high-cool setting is the objective measurement of noise level using a sound meter.
About This Brand

GE is the market-share leader in window air conditioners. This brand is available at a wide variety of independent and regional appliance retailers and at Sam's Club and Wal-Mart. GE's window air units range in price from $150 to $300, and in Btu from 5,000 to 25,000. GE makes units that are Energy Star certified.

Features & Specs - GE AEM05LS
info Btu/hr. 5450
info EER 11.4
info Min window width (in.) 23
info Max window width (in.) 38
info Weight (lbs.) 46
info Remote control Yes
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User Reviews - GE AEM05LS
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(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Wrong window
8/2/2014
Pros
Cons
Can't Install In My Window
Best Uses
Comment:
I purchased this AC based upon the CR review. After receiving the unit from FEDEX I discovered it wouldn't work in a casement (side opening) window. It will only work in a double hung (up and down opening) window. Too bad this wasn't mentioned in the CR reviews. Where I live in the western US double hung windows are quite rare.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(43 of 43 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Quality AC
6/17/2014
Pros
Accurate Temperature Controls
Cools the Whole Room
Easy To Install
Easy Window Installation
Energy Efficient
Even Air Distribution
Cons
Best Uses
Small Room
Comment:
We bought this several months ago and have used it now that the weather is getting hotter. For the price I was surprised how well it was made. The case is quite stout. The compressor is very quiet and has very little vibration both in operation and when cycling on and off. The remote works well. It is packed with features. We like the energy saver mode and the auto fan speed. This works well at night because it turns the unit off and lowers the fan speed as the room cools. Our only complaint is that the low fan speed is a little to loud. I don't think that it is any louder than most ACs of this size. It just seem that the fan is running a little too fast for a low speed. It would have been nice for them to have a night time fan speed.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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