Any price comparison is to a new, nonrefurbished product price.
Haier 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner (Refurbished)
- Clear a room of excess moisture while simultaneously lowering its temperature
- Three cool/fan settings
- Programmable with a remote 24-hour timer
- Ultra compact and efficient design with a sleek LED screen
- Silver color
- Eco-friendly refrigerant
- Comes with quick-install window kit
- Auto-evaporation eliminates need to empty bucket
- Cools up to 250 sq. ft., depending on ceiling height
- Condition: refurbished
- Dimensions: 13.1”x24.37”x17.9”; 51.1lb.
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.