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Haier ESA408K Window Air Conditioner Review

Overall Rating:
4.1 out of 5 stars
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Haier ESA408K

Haier is one of the few manufacturers that have thought about the visually impaired, as the ESA408K is an 8000 BTU window air conditioner that features magnetic/Braille controls. The unit can easily keep the temperature in a room at a comfortable level when the weather outdoors is hot. It has the ability to cool a room up to 250 square feet and offers an additional dehumidification function for added comfort.

Review Details

With 3 speeds to choose from and 4 way air direction control, the ESA408K offers true versatility in the levels of indoor comfort that can be reached when the air becomes stuffy and uncomfortable. The user also benefits from a full functional remote control which also features Braille text and will magnetically attach to the unit when not in use.

The control panel will display the current/set temperature and allows you to set the 24 hour timer or make use of the dehumidification mode. This air room air conditioner is so efficient it will be just like having central air, without the added expense.

What We Liked

  • Thoughtful Controls
    Haier has thought about ease of use for everyone by including Braille Text on the controls and a magnetic full function remote control that conveniently sticks to the side of the unit.
  • Versatile Air Cooling
    You can benefit from 3 cooling speeds, 3 fans speeds and 4 way air direction control which means cool air is delivered quickly and to areas where it’s needed most.
  • Set It and Forget It
    The ESA408K is fitted with a 24 hour timer which means you can set the unit to your desired level and let it do all the hard work for you.
  • Eco-Friendly
    The Haier ESA408K is energy star rated and is fitted with an R-410A refrigerant, both of which will help to keep electricity bills down, and protects the environment.

What We Didn't Like

  • Noise Levels
    This model is probably a little louder than most other 8000 BTU air conditioners. However, the manufacturer makes no reference to the fact it has been specifically designed for use in quiet areas such as the bedroom.
  • Limited Air Direction Control
    The ESA408K does come with 4 way air direction control but, the area covered from left to right is a little limited.


The Haier ESA408K is a well built robust little air conditioner that will efficiently cool a room sized up to 250 square feet. With added features such as Braille text controls and a dehumidification mode, there are not many other models on the market that can offer the same for the money. It’s versatile and eco-friendly making it simple to use and easy on the pocket in terms of energy.

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Last modified: May 15, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
Haier ESA408K
Dimensions (L x W x H):
14 x 18.5 x 12.5 inches
48.9 lbs
Power Supply:
115 Volts, 60 Hz
740 Watt
Noise level:
52 dB
Coverage Area:
250 Square Feet
195 Cubic Feet per Minute
Heater Mode:
Cooling Capacity:
8000 BTU/h
Adjustable Fan Speed:
Yes, 3 speeds
Remote Control:
Fan-Only Mode:
Air Direction Control:
Oscillate Option:
Air Filter:
Particle Filter:
Antimicrobial Protection:
Dehumidification Option:
Dehumidification Capacity:
60 Pints per Day
Automatic Restart:
Efficiency Ratio:
10.8 EER
Drain Option:
Energy Star Certified:
1 year
Additional Features:
Magnetic Remote

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