The Haier ESA406J-L is part of the air conditioner
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, air conditioner
models like the ESA406J-L are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This is how well temperature and humidity are controlled at the low-cool setting. The best performers held temperatures to within one-and-a-half degrees of the setpoint.
Indoor noise low:
This judgment of indoor noise at the low-cool setting combines an objective measurement of noise level using a decibel meter with a subjective assessment of noise quality (how annoying or grating the particular sounds were).
Indoor noise high:
This judgment of indoor noise at the high-cool setting combines an objective measurement of noise level using a decibel meter with a subjective assessment of noise quality (how annoying or grating the particular sounds were).
The following models have the same ratings as Haier ESA406J-L.
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model Haier ESA406K come from our tests of model Haier ESA406J-L, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
About This Brand
Haier is available at Wal-Mart and BJ's, and at independent appliance dealers. Haier also markets window air conditioners under the Amana name. It makes Energy Star units. Prices range $100 to $500, and Btu from 5,000 to 24,000.
Features & Specs - Haier ESA406J-L
Btu/hr. The unit's cooling capacity, as supplied by the manufacturer (and as certified by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, AHAM, unless otherwise noted in the Recommendations & Notes). Capacities range from 5,000 British thermal units per hour (enough for a modest-sized bedroom) up to 12,500 Btu/hr. (adequate for a large, sun-drenched room or even two interconnected rooms).
EER The energy-efficiency rating, as supplied by the manufacturer (and as certified by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, AHAM, unless otherwise noted in the Recommendations & Notes). The higher a unit's EER, the lower its operating cost compared with other models of its size.
Min window width (in.) The minimum and maximum window-widths into which the air conditioner will fit. If your window opening is narrower than the minimum width, the air conditioner will not fit. If your window opening is wider than the maximum width, the side panels will not cover the entire opening.
Min window width (in.)
Max window width (in.) The minimum and maximum window-widths into which the air conditioner will fit. If your window opening is narrower than the minimum width, the air conditioner will not fit. If your window opening is wider than the maximum width, the side panels will not cover the entire opening.
Max window width (in.)
Weight (lbs.) In general, smaller-capacity models are lighter, while larger-capacity and some high-efficiency models tend to be heavier.
Remote control Much like the remotes for home-entertainment devices, these wireless devices control almost any function on the unit. They're especially useful if access to the air conditioner is limited, as when the unit is mounted through the wall at ceiling level. The remote generally works well anywhere in a room, although some may not work as well when they're used far to one side of the air conditioner.
Bought 4 of these for the second floor of my store. First year, worked GREAT. Stored them indoors, flat, in a climate-controlled area. Cleaned the filters, popped the units into the windows and only 2 of the 4 blew cool air the 2nd season. No way to fix them. Waste of money.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from NW Florida
Haier window unit
Accurate Temperature Controls
Cools the Whole Room
Easy To Install
Easy Window Installation
We purchased this unit new in an open box from a neighbor selling it on craigslist. It replaced a portable larger btu unit on wheels. We have been very pleased with this unit that is being used in our small master br. We run it several hours in addition to a ceiling fan. We have to set the timer as this little unit will put icicles on your ears!!! My wife and I have had none of the issues the previous reviewers have had.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By HOT AS SATAN BUT MORE PEEVED!
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Stops For No Apparent Rea
Had bought 2 units. One stopped working. Couldn't find any problem at all - company said it was frozen - well needed it ASAP since temp went to 98 with humidity of 80%. Frozen? Through it out bought new LG. Found reason for stoppage on internet. Unit stops ever 200 or so hours to ensure clean filter, whatever. Never mentioned in manual on web-site or on phone call as they told me it was frozen. Second one then stopped! Found fix and used instructions from internet (not Haier site). Started working. Now, - YEAR 2 - after power went off - unit stopped - didn't go back on - so went to reset power - pressed POWER button. Nothing. Unplugged, tested, plugged in - Nothing. Tested, reset, nothing. Power to cord is fine, plug in - lights up for a second - but still nothing. Instructions AGAIN useless. Temperature rising - humidity going up. Tried everything anywhere - standing on head - plugging in - unplugging out - rubbing Buddha's tummy - NOTHING. I've NEVER had such a worthless piece of garbage in my LIFE! Would rather have my electric guzzler's back that worked instead of the constant heart attack this unit presents every time I go to use it. The thing is more spotless than when I bought it - has a dedicated electrical line - I've thrown Holy Water on it - but for the LIFE of me - I can't get it to turn ON! If it's another idiotic issue where I've got to press a button while plugging it back in - stretching for all I'm worth using one hand to line up the holes clamping them in the 3 prong socket - hanging on to a lampshade while my right big toe is pressing the Timer Button while my next toe is pressing the POWER Button - I'm taking an ax to it! I just want to press the ON button and have it COOL THE ROOM! Never again - no matter how inexpensive!