To anyone reading this… I purchased this same unit in June for $10 more from Woot. I ended up ordering an AC online because I couldn’t find an 8,000 BTU unit in stores near me – everything was either 5,000 BTU or 12,000 BTU. I’ve been very happy with this so far and it works very well. My apartment is probably around 900 square feet and it definitely cools the front half no problem. I have a Vornado fan on the floor blasting the cold air down the hall to the back of the apartment and kitchen. Sometimes when I come home on a hot day and leave this thing running for a while, it almost feels like I have central air in my place.