I haven't read down any further than this, but this is the second post to mention that you've got to empty these things all the time. Well....READ: "Self evaporating system." That means you don't have to empty them ever, or at least, not until you're planning on putting it away. I know what I'm talking about, too: I bought a 12000 BTU unit last summer (still using it) and it also has a self evaporating system and it never, ever needs to be emptied. This price is so insanely cheap that it's killing me. I bought mine on sale for $400 + tax, and that was (still is) a pretty deep discount for 12000 BTU unit. I don't know how this 14000 BTU unit would work, but I know that in extreme situations, these won't cool a room, but it does make things a lot more comfortable if you're sitting right in front of the unit. This one, however, only looks like it shoots the air upward, which isn't going to hit you if you're laying on the bed. Last year, we were living in the back room of our apartment and it literally stays in the mid to high 80's at night, during the hot season. Our 12000 BTU only cooled the room by 1, maybe 2 degrees, which wasn't enough to make a difference in the room, but we are able to aim the airflow over the bed, so it was very comfortable while we were directly in front of it. Now, we're living in the larger room of the same apartment, and it's a better insulated and not facing the sun, so it generally stays a lot cooler. Now, our unit cools the room a little better, but still not great. A few nights ago it was about 87 degrees inside the room, but I was able to aim the unit right over the bed and we slept like babies. I really curious to know how a 14000 BTU unit would work in our room.
In our situation, these things are absolutely indispensable and an absolute must. Another thing to consider, though, is that since the entire unit is inside the room, they can be very noisy especially on high, which makes it hard to hear the TV (especially when you don't want to turn it up too loud because other people are sleeping). Fortunately, my wife and I both have our own wireless headphones, so we can watch TV without having to be distracted by the noise. (we use them at night anyway)
Man, this price is insane....insane, I tell you!