Ahhh good ol' summer of 2017! Think that's a great start for this review. Record setting heat temps in local area since 15 yrs ago. This AC unit is a slice of coolness I highly recommend! (Read the Instruction Book!) I had it set-up fairly quickly. It works outstanding, & talk about blowing very cold air... it does that too! :) My windows slide horizontally, not vertically. Set-up was quick, the little plastic pins that are suppose to 'hold' the three window pieces together.. worthless, toss 'em!
So, here are some tips.... First, on the window itself, along with the window framing, use sticky-backed window installation, Cut to size for window itself, & inside window frame. Peel the protective backing off & adhere. (Keep the protective tape on the upper & lower (or sides, if your windows open vertically) pieces. This way you can remove the exhaust tube vent & still be able to close the window). Instead of using those 2 little push-in pins to hold the 3 pieces together... use small zip-ties to keep the pieces together! (Make note, on ALL 3 pieces, there are multiple holes, make sure you have ALL 3 window pieces w/ the multiple holes on one side!! Very important!) Next, once fitting is good, look on other side of the 3 window pieces.. you'll notice a single hole on 2 pieces. Get your cordless drill out, find right size bit to drill through the single holes (there are 2). Zip tie those as well. Now your window piece is solid, no wiggling, curving, etc. .Place the exhaust vent into window & close window. To keep it a very tight seal, use the window locks, the kind that screw to the window framing. I used 2, upper & lower. Nice tight seal, no outside heated air is coming in! Yeah!!
I highly recommend you reading the manual. As you will have to drain condensation from the unit. When draining, unscrew bottom plug & remove (mine is red) the rubber plug. Drain, place rubber plug back into place & screw plug back on. Be careful not to over tighten.... it's plastic to plastic. I placed 1x2's under my unit's wheels to allow for air circulation under unit, as well as it makes it sooo much easier to get a small pan (I'm using the small drip pan from my toaster over ;) to drain the condensation from the unit). And there you have it!! AWESOME UNIT!! And yes, us women can do it all...lol!
Highly recommend this A/C unit!! Also purchased the 4 year Geek warr.~ fix or replace @ N/C!!