In 1892, Edison General Electric Company (established by Thomas Edison) and the Thomson-Houston Company combined to form the General Electric Company. Since then, the GE logo has become a fixture in American households and can be found on everything from jet engines to toasters. GE manufactures built-in and window-mount air conditioners for home comfort.
GE's built-in line includes air conditioners with up to 11,600 BTU of cooling power and up to a 10.8 energy efficiency rating. Many offer the ability to heat as well. The top-rated Energy Star Deluxe unit offers a 5,950 BTU cooling capacity and is Energy Star qualified, meaning it is the same or better than standard products but uses less energy. Offering three fan and cooling speeds, it is economical, quiet and designed for easy installation. GE's E-Z Mount system features retractable panels for easy removal. Some models feature a slide-out chassis for the outer cabinet while the heavier components slide into the installed case.
GE's range of built-in units offers a variety of features such as four-way airflow, high-efficiency rotary compressors, variable-setting thermostats and adjustable fan speeds, vented outdoors for maximum comfort and humidity control. A slide-out filter can be used with charcoal filters, which extract dust, smoke, pollen and odors from the air. Most built-in units carry a limited 1-year warranty on the entire appliance and a limited 5-year warranty on the sealed refrigerating system.
For those looking for maximum cooling power in a room air conditioner, the window-mounted GE Energy Star Deluxe 230-volt Electronic Room Air Conditioner operates with 23,800 BTUs of cooling power. It is Energy Star qualified and offers an efficient energy saver mode, allowing the fan to turn on and off with the compressor to reduce energy consumption. The unit features variable cooling and fan speeds, an electronic thermostat with remote and a 24-hour timer for convenience.