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Haier 8,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner
- 8,000 BTU window air conditioner
- Model number: ESA408
- Condition: manufacturer refurbished
- Designed to cool up to 350 square feet
- 24-hour on/off timer
- Remote controlled
- Four-way direction
- Features three fan speeds
- Features a dehumidify function
- Product dimensions: 14.38” x 14.5” x 19”
- Weight: 52.5lb.
In the box: AC unit, remote, installation kit, manual
Though today it’s known for consumer electronics, Haier’s origins are in refrigerators, which it began producing in China in the 1920s. It was taken over by the communist state in the ’40s and production and quality went down. In the 1980s, Zhang Ruimin, a visionary managing director, was appointed to lead the factory into the global marketplace. He met a customer who had complained about a faulty fridge and launched a factory-wide test. Zhang discovered a 20% failure rate. After lining up each nonfunctioning fridge, he directed the factory’s employees to smash them with hammers—sending the message that from then on, high quality would be paramount. This attitude has helped Haier persevere into the 21st century, and it’s now well-known for its sleek, innovative televisions, mobile devices, and computers.