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Soleus Air LX-140 Portable Air Conditioner and Heater Customer Reviews

 

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Soleus Air LX-140 Portable Air Conditioner and Heater
 
3.6

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily portable (14)
  • Easy window installation (12)
  • Accurate temperature controls (11)
  • Cools the whole room (11)
  • Energy efficient (10)

Cons

  • Doesn't cool air (4)
  • Loud (3)

Best Uses

  • Any room (10)
  • Small room (8)
  • Bedroom (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (19), Budget shopper (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great So Far!

I've had my Soleus LX-140 for about a week now and it is working great! So far the outside temperature hasn't been over 90 degrees, but this thing is blowing out some really...Read complete review

I've had my Soleus LX-140 for about a week now and it is working great! So far the outside temperature hasn't been over 90 degrees, but this thing is blowing out some really cold air!!! My only gripe so far is with the shipping company not being able to find my correct address...but that doesn't have anything to do with Sylvane. Sylvane was very very quick in processing the shipment and the packaging was super sturdy to protect the unit. I had a tough time locating the instruction manual and remote (they were stuffed into one of the tubing pieces) but once I found them I was ready to go!

Installation didn't take more than 15 minutes into my sliding glass window which is 73 inches in height. I did end up purchasing some foam tape to tighten up the gaps between the door and the window kit. I haven't used the other options available (fan/dehumidifier/heat), but so far the cooling is fantastic! I have the unit in my living room which is about 600 sq feet and it connects to the kitchen and there are also two bedrooms located on the same floor. I turned the unit on Max fan speed and set the thermostat to the minimum of 61 degrees and I can immediately feel the difference in the living room.

After about 30 minutes, the circulation reached the kitchen and after about 1 hours time I noticed even the bedrooms cooled down just a bit. I would've been satisfied if this thing only cooled down the living room, but seeing how the benefit is extending to the rest of the home is very nice! I'm going to keep the unit running since it's supposed to heat up next week past the 90's since there were some reviews where people were saying their units were leaking puddles of water on their floor.

Overall, I'd recommend this product to anyone who needs A/C primarily in one or few rooms (that are connected) before they invest in central A/C. A little less than $500 versus a few thousand is a great savings...not to mention the utility bill difference every month too!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Died after 2 weeks

This unit died after only 2 weeks of use. The compressor would not turn on and kept getting an error code. I called the factory and they said it needed to be returned....Read complete review

This unit died after only 2 weeks of use. The compressor would not turn on and kept getting an error code. I called the factory and they said it needed to be returned. While running, i noticed that their is no humidistat so you can't really dehumidify. All it does is run the AC on low.Its a little misleading to claim it can run as a dehumidifier.
Returning it is not easy because the packaging is made to be destroyed during the unpacking process.

Reviewed by 34 customers

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3.0

The jury is still out

By Wayne the Inn Keeper

from Hazel Green, AL

About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cools the Whole Room
  • Easily Portable
  • Easy Window Installation
  • Energy Efficient

Cons

  • Loud

Best Uses

  • Bedroom
  • Small Room

Comments about Soleus Air LX-140 Portable Air Conditioner and Heater:

I used this unit to cool rooms above my garage that guests stay in. The unit is a little loud but does keep the area comfortable. This unit is very energy efficient as I did not see a large increase in my electric bill even with the unit being used daily for the entire month. I purchased two. The first has started leaking water and I have contacted the manufacturer to get the warranty work done to correct the problem. Make sure you keep your receipt from the site or store you purchase from. I have had some luck with Soleus and expect that The first unit will be fixed.

 
5.0

works great

By tom

from new baltimore, pa

About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Temperature Controls
  • Cools the Whole Room
  • Easy Window Installation
  • Energy Efficient

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Any Room

Comments about Soleus Air LX-140 Portable Air Conditioner and Heater:

have three that heat and cool whole home.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very happy with unit after 3 weeks use

By Stephen E

from Oklahoma City

About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Temperature Controls
  • Cools the Whole Room
  • Easily Portable
  • Even Air Distribution
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any Room

    Comments about Soleus Air LX-140 Portable Air Conditioner and Heater:

    Easy to read display for those who need it but it would be even better with larger letters, lighted hand remote. This remote difficult to read. With average or low lighted bedrooms.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great product

    By Carol

    from Homosassa, Fl

    About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Temperature Controls
    • Cools the Whole Room
    • Easily Portable
    • Easy Window Installation
    • Energy Efficient
    • Even Air Distribution
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Any Room
      • Bedroom
      • Small Room

      Comments about Soleus Air LX-140 Portable Air Conditioner and Heater:

      maybe a little longer cord

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fine equipment

      By Staying cool in Dayton

      from Dayton, Ohio

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Temperature Controls
      • Cools the Whole Room
      • Easily Portable
      • Energy Efficient
      • Fast cooling
      • Quiet
      • Smooth Running

      Cons

      • Hoses Could Be Longer

      Best Uses

      • Any Room

      Comments about Soleus Air LX-140 Portable Air Conditioner and Heater:

      I replaced a single hose cooling device with this dual hose unit, and it works great! No rattling nosies - just a humm. Cools quickly, plus this unit also acts as a heater in the winter. I plan to buy a second one to replace another single hose unit.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      THIS IS A GREAT CHOICE!! HIGHLY RATED.

      By Alan from Southampton

      from Southampton, NY

      About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Temperature Controls
      • Cools the Whole Room
      • Easily Portable
      • Easy Window Installation
      • Energy Efficient
      • Even Air Distribution

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any Room

        Comments about Soleus Air LX-140 Portable Air Conditioner and Heater:

        I bought this unit for my business which had a glass greenhouse attached.
        After installing shades inside and shade fabric on the outside it was still too
        hot to use during the summer days. The greenhouse had four small windows
        on one side, perfect to vent this unit but too small to put in a window a/c.
        This works perfectly.

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        a/ unit

        By seadog

        from clearmont,mo

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Temperature Controls
        • Easily Portable
        • Easy Window Installation

        Cons

        • Doesn't Cool Air
        • Loud

        Best Uses

        • Small Room

        Comments about Soleus Air LX-140 Portable Air Conditioner and Heater:

        maybe cool small room am trying to cool 300 sq ft cools marginal 12000 window unit did better purchase for portablity and quietness to replace window unit, is no quieter than window unit and dosen't cool as good insulated exhaust pipes helped marginal disappointed with unit assumed would cool better since it was higher btu than window unit, window unit does much better job cooling

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Meets expectations

        By Ray

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Window Installation
        • Even Air Distribution
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Energy Inefficient

        Best Uses

        • Any Room

        Comments about Soleus Air LX-140 Portable Air Conditioner and Heater:

        Owned and operated this unit for two months. Installed in basement apartment for college, extremely high temps and humidity for two weeks. Handled this well but unit has run nonstop. Based on first electic bill expensive to operate. Pleased with the noise level inside and out. Would make a suggestion to the design engineers- 10 make hoses one foot longer, 2) angle the window intake and discharge vents away from each other. The intake now sucks in the hot discharge air since they are so close.
        Would buy another.

         
        5.0

        A 4 in 1 portable that works well!

        By aspeedy1

        from New York N.Y.

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Temperature Controls
        • Easily Portable
        • Easy Window Installation
        • Energy Efficient
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Uneven Cooling

        Best Uses

        • Any Room

        Comments about Soleus Air LX-140 Portable Air Conditioner and Heater:

        The lights on it are great, also the many features and how the leavers can oscillate. The heater is a big plus, I luv it.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Don't Buy Soleus Air LX-140

        By FFF

        from Joplin, MO

        About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Portable
        • Reasonable price

        Cons

        • Not Quiet

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom

        Comments about Soleus Air LX-140 Portable Air Conditioner and Heater:

        This is a poor product. Do NOT buy this. Received the product fairly quickly. Open and run it same day. Compressor cycling on and off every 3 minutes when the room were 75 degrees unit set at 61 degree and fan on high. Adjusting fan speed to lower speed, the on cycle is still 3 minutes but the off cycle was over 4 minutes. Spec state that noice level of 46dB assuming at 7 meters away. With fan speed on on, it was about 59dB at 7 meters away . Contact the manufacture wasn't easy as I keep get route direct to voice mail. Finally left a voice mail and never got a response. Tries and again finally got to talk a a technician, he said it's bad and told me someone will call me next day for solution. No one call me the next day. I call the manufacturer again following day, they instruct me to send back to seller. Why didn't the technician tell me to do so in the first place? Return it for a replacement.

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