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what sq footage does the 18000 btu air conditioner cool?

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April 30, 2012
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May 1, 2012
Hello,
Thanks for contacting us and for your interest in our products. This is Alison at GE. I am happy to assist you.

When sizing an air conditioner there are various variables that must be considered and the square footage of the room is one of them.

We generally start with the room size (length X wide) to determine the square footage of the room and then we determine which BTU is required.

Once that is determined, we recommend you also consider the following:

Occupied space above attic?
Insulated ceiling under attic?
Non-insulated ceiling under attic?

If area to be cooled includes a kitchen, add 4000 BTU/HR.

If more than two people occupy area add 600 BTU/HR per person

If only one subtract 600.

If I had all the variables I could offer you information on what square footage this 18,000 BTU unit could cool or you may want to consider checking with a Home Depot sales associate regarding these variables and the best BTU for your room size.

I hope this information is helpful.

Please let us know if we can offer you any further assistance.
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will this unit go into a standard wall outlet?

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May 3, 2012
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May 3, 2012
Hello Bob,
Thanks for your inquiry. This is Alison at GE. I am happy to assist you.

Model number AEL18DQ is a 230 volt unit and will not fit into a standard wall outlet.

All wiring, including installation of the receptacle, must be made in accordance with local electrical codes and regulations.

Some 230/208 volt model will have a Tandem and others will have a Perpendicular line cord plug.

I hope this helps.

Please let us know if you have any further questions are concerns.

Best Regards,
Alison
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How long is the power cord and which side of the unit does exit?

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June 2, 2012
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June 3, 2012
Hi Mike,

Thank you for your inquiry on the GE 18,000 BTU 230 Volt Electronic window air conditioner with remote model # AEL18DQ.

The power cord is 52" in length. The power cord will be located below the control panel coming out at the base of the air conditioner.

Thank you for considering GE. Stay cool!

Donna with GE
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I have a 12 to 14 year old 18,000 btu whirlpool unit that works very well cooling an upstairs bedroom.

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andrew86
Framingham, Ma
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July 26, 2012
It is costly to operate, is this new unit energy efficent and will it save me on energy bills?
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July 27, 2012
Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry on the GE 18,000 BTU 230 Volt electronic window air conditioner
model # AEL18DQ.

Model AEL18DQ is GE Energy Star rated. Yes, compared to an air conditioner model 12-14 years ago, it will be more efficient.

The EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) id 10.7. The estimated yearly operating cost is $136.00.

I hope this helps!

Donna with GE
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how much power does it use?

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August 1, 2012
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August 2, 2012
Hello Miles,

Thank you for your inquiry on the GE® ENERGY STAR 230 Volt Electronic Room Air Conditioner
AEL18DQ.

The estimated yearly operating cost is $136.00. Your cost will depend on your utility rates. The Energy Efficiency Ratio is 10.7.

The Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of a room air conditioner is a measure of its operating efficiency. The EER is derived by dividing the capacity (BTU/Hr) by the electric power consumed
(watts). A model with a higher EER will provide more efficient use of energy, lower operating costs.

I hope this helps!

Donna with GE
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What is the actual opening width for the case in a thru the wall installation?

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September 2, 2012
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September 3, 2012
Hello Dave,

The width of model AEL18DQ woih out the side curtains is 23.625"

Determine the size of the hole for the case and cut it about 1/8" larger (excluding ez-mount side retainers). The steps are provided in the use and care manual.

The air conditioner is not designed to be installed into a wall sleeve. If would effect the efficiency and shorten the life.

Donna with GE
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Can this unit be installed in the wall?

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September 3, 2012
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September 3, 2012
Hello Sandy,

Thank you for your inquiry on the GE 18,000 BTU 230 Volt Electronic Window Air Conditioner
Model # AEL18DQ.

Yes, the air conditioner can be installed through the wall. The installation steps are providing in the Use and Care manual.

Through the wall installation is not appropriate if any of the side or top louvers in the case will be obstructed by the wall. All side and top louvers in the case must project on the outside of the wall.

Air conditioner window model info for wall installation:

* Determine the size of the hole for the case and cut it about 1/8" larger (excluding ez-mount side retainers). Be sure the proper voltage wall plug is near the opening.
* Frame the opening to support the air conditioner. Add flashing (a metal covering) over the bottom of frame opening and 1" up the sides to prevent any water dripping between inner and outer walls if the case should leak.
* Remove chassis and ez-mount side panels from case.
* Seal the holes in the case left by the ez-mount screws with duct tape.
* Slide empty case into opening and secure to wood frame with 1" wood screws obtained locally. Holes may have to be drilled in the sides of the case to secure the unit. Do not drill through the floor, it may cause leaks.
* Caulk all 4 sides of outside case to prevent moisture leaking to interior.
* Re-install chassis and grill in the case.

I hope this helps!

Donna with GE
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what size window a/c unit i would need

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Butter
Louisiana
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October 13, 2012
i have a 24x24 shop/kitchen that has a 16 foot garage door on on wall. two of the other walls are insulated and the third wall is part insulated. the ceiling is insulated.
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October 15, 2012
Hello Butter,

550 to 700 squarre feet will need approximately 14,000 BTU's

The proper unit for any area you may be planning to cool depends on many things. Room size, insulated ceiling, other air conditioning, number of windows, and the location (morning, evening sunlight). Decide if you just want to cool one room such as a bedroom or the whole house, then take your room or home area dimensions to Home Depot and they will help you find the right size unit or units.

3 key considerations:
1. will it fit in the window/wall
2. will the plug reach & is it the proper voltage?
3. size of the room?

The function of an air conditioner is to cool the room to a comfortable temperature and remove humidity.

Installing a much larger unit than a room requires will result in the compressor running for short periods of time and being off long periods of time. As cold air leaves the air conditioner in a small room it is deflected off the walls back to the air conditioner and pre-maturely cycles the unit off resulting in cold spots and hot spots and very little loss of humidity. The ideal is to size the air conditioner so it is forced to run 80 to 100% of the time to keep the room cool. This ensures proper removal of humidity. A comfortable room is more a factor of low humidity than low temperature.

I hope this helps.

Donna with GE
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Will this unit plug into a 220 volt outlet?

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May 31, 2013
Hello Dolly,

Thank you for your interest in the GE 18,000 BTU 230 Volt Electronic Window
Air Conditioner model # AEL18DQ.

Yes, this is a 220 volt air conditioner.

Plug Type: Tandem/NEMA 6-15

I hope this is helpful!

Donna with GE
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Is the GE window units made in the USA?

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Louisiana Girl
St Amant La
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June 4, 2013
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June 6, 2013
Hello Louisiana Girl,

Thank you for your inquiry on the GE Electronic Window Air Conditioner with Remote model # AEL18DQ.

All air conditioners are manufactured Globally.

GE products are designed by GE engineers in the United States. Many are manufactured in the U.S. and others are made globally to our specifications. The country of origin is shown on the Model/Serial rating plate as well as the packaging.

Manufacturing facilities can and do change from time to time because GE continues to seek the most efficient manufacturing processes available. We make products all over the world for a Global marketplace. Therefore, your best source for manufacturing location is the packaging/product itself.

Thank you for considering GE!

Donna with GE
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what is the pattern for the plug-in receptacle for 208/220 240 volt a/c units

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wannabee
broussard, la.
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June 28, 2013
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June 30, 2013
Hello,

Thank you for your question on the GE 18,000 BTU 230-Volt Electronic Window Air Conditioner with Remote Model # AEL18DQ.

Plug Type: Tandem/NEMA 6-15

It looks like 2 horizontal openings at top and a semicircle at bottom.

Donna with GE
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my wall opening is 26 1/2 wide & 18 hi is this ok

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baldwin ny
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July 16, 2013
need at least 14000 to 180000 BTU'S
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July 16, 2013
Hello Kit,

Thank you for yur question on the GE 18,000 BTU 230-Volt Electronic Window Air Conditioner with Remote Model # AEL18DQ.

Please see the installation instructions for complete details and specifications. You can view this on the GE Appliance webssite. The window opening needs to be 18 1/2" minimum with the accordian panels installed. If these are remived, it should fit the opening.

Min./Max. Window Opening Width: 26" / 41"
Minimum Window Opening Height: 18-1/2"

Overall Depth: 25.4375"
Overall Height: 17.78125"
Overall Width: 23.625"

Donna with GE
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I am looking for a 15000 btu unit. does GE make them?

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westchester NY
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July 18, 2013
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July 18, 2013
Hrllo Jack,

Thank you for your interest in the GE Electronic Window Air Conditioner with Remote Model # AEL18DQ.

No, unfortunately GE does not have a 220 volt mdoel that is 15,000 BTU'S.

Should you have additional question, please let us know.

Donna with GE
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Can this unit be installed through the wall vertically instead of horizontally?

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August 3, 2013
If this were possible, less framing would be necessary.
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August 4, 2013
Hello DM,

Thank you for your question on the GE Window Air Conditioner m # AEL18DQ.

No, an air conditioer cannot be installed on its side. Water would drain into the compressor.

All room air conditioners have a "slinger ring" around the rear fan blade. The ring is designed to pick water up off the bottom of the pan and throw it against the condenser coils. This design feature helps improve the efficiency of the unit by reducing heat on the coils, and helps remove moisture from the pan.

I hope this helps!

Donna with GE
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i plan on buying an 18000 btu window air unit 220 volts what size breaker and wire do i need to run

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January 16, 2014
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January 17, 2014
Hello,
This is Joyce from GE. We always recommend that you check the rating plate. The running amps and volts are listed on all rating plates. Please see the power ratings listed below:

POWER / RATINGS
Cooling - Rated Cooling Amps AHAM 8.1/8.8
Cooling - Watts 1680/1650
Voltage (MIN) 208.0 V
Voltage (MAX) 230.0 V

This model requires a 230/208-volt AC, protected with a time-delay fuse or circuit breaker This model should be installed on its own single branch circuit for the best performance and to prevent overloading house or apartment wiring circuits, which could cause a possible fire hazard from overheating wires.

Please see the link to the installation instructions listed below:
http://products.geappliances.com/MarketingObjectRetrieval/Dispatcher?RequestType=PDF&Name=49-7682.pdf

Tandem type: For some 240 volt applications, uses a 15 amp circuit. Measures approximately 2" across.

Perpendicular type: For some 240 volt applications, uses a 20 amp circuit.

Large tandem type: For some 240 volt applications, use a 30 amp circuit. Measures approximately 3" across.

NOTE: A dedicated circuit is recommended.

Thanks so much for your question. Have a good day!
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I have the 18.000 BTU it says it takes 230 volt I do not know the gage of wire it would

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Lake Havasu city az
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June 5, 2014
I have a line that was a 220 volt would this work for my needs
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June 5, 2014
Hi-this is Sue from GE. Thanks for your interest!

Yes! This is a great choice. The Plug Type is a Tandem/NEMA 6-15.

Voltage (MIN) 208V
Voltage (MAX) 230V

You can view the installation instructions online at:
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/4c/4cfeb502-2fe4-4ae6-bfeb-891672351534.pdf

Thanks for checking with us!
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For the loud pinging - it appears it's from the amount of water laying in the water tray - is there anyway to drain the water from the tray

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Hellam, PA
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July 6, 2014
has the manufacture thought about putting a plug in the bottom to drain the water? Or can the owner drill a small hole for the water to drain?
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July 8, 2014
Hi-this is sue from GE. Thanks for your interest in our GE 230 Volt Electronic Room Air Conditioner AEL18DQ!

Most room air conditioners do not have a drain plug to drain the water. Air conditioners have a "slinger ring" around the rear fan blade. The ring is designed to pick water up off the bottom of the pan and throw it against the condenser coils. This design feature helps improve the efficiency of the unit by reducing heat on the coils, and helps remove some of the moisture from the pan. It is normal to hear a pinging or sloshing sound as the fan blade moves through the water. We do not recommend drilling a drain hole.

Thanks for checking with us!
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Is this unit quite?

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Chapel Hill, Tn
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July 9, 2014
The one I have now is so loud you have to turn it off to talk on the phone.
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July 10, 2014
Hello,
I am happy to help. A slight hum or roar sound can be heard from the compressor when it cycles on and off. When you hear this noise, the unit is operating normally to provide cooling or heating (if your unit is a heat pump model) to your room. There are many normal noises associated with room air conditioners. Below are the more common noises:
• Air Flow Noise: An air conditioner must circulate indoor air to heat/cool the occupied space. Therefore, air noise will be heard when the fan is operating.
• Thermostat Click: When the compressor cycles on and off a metallic sound may be heard. This is considered normal.
• Water Dripping Outside: Air conditioners must be installed level or slightly tilted to the outside. Consult the Installation Instructions for your model. On exceptionally hot and humid days the air conditioner may permit excess water to drip on the outdoor side of the unit. This is considered normal operation.
• Fan Runs Continuously: When the energy selector is in the cool or fan position, the fan will run continuously. This is normal operation.
• Front grille loose: Room cabinet or moveable air directional louvers are loose or broken. They can be fixed by adjusting them and snapping them back into place as normal.
• Improper installation: This may cause a vibration in window sill. Check that the side panels are properly fastened to the window frame and window sill with screws.

A pinging or sloshing sound may also be heard as the fan blade moves through the water. A slinger ring picks up the water from the base pan and throws it on the outdoor coil to help remove the heat.
I hope this helps. Thanks for checking with us.

Lisa from GE.
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