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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 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily portable (13)
  • Accurate temperature controls (10)
  • Easy window installation (10)
  • Cools the whole room (9)
  • Quiet (9)

Cons

  • Doesn't cool air (4)

Best Uses

  • Any room (9)
  • Small room (7)
  • Bedroom (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (17), Budget shopper (14)

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 32 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Does not cool

By Texashighsheriff

from Austin, tx

About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Doesn't Cool Air

    Best Uses

    • Small Room

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

    Will not cool as it should, heats great.

     
    5.0

    Awesome product

    By Bob

    from SE IOWA

    About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cools the Whole Room
    • Easily Portable

    Cons

    • Interesting To Install

    Best Uses

    • Any Room
    • Bedroom

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

    We use the air conditioner in a trailer where temps can reach over 95 degrees in the summer. it cools sufficiently to be able to sleep peacefully.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    SOLEUS AIR LX-140 NO HEAT

    By SPUD

    from IDAHO

    Verified Buyer

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

    Not a good product wont heat in Heat Mode BUT it makes lots of water in Heat Mode so you have to emtpy the Drain PAN everyday NOT GOOD

     
    4.0

    A/C Yes, Heater No

    By Helpful grandma

    from Thurmont, MD

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Was purchased last summer for my grandson's attic bedroom where temps had reached the upper 90's. Was installed in the afternoon and had cooled the room to low 80's by that night.Continued to work fine the rest of the summer which was one of the hottest on record here. So for that purpose it was great. However, when my son's family tried to use it as a heater in their living room this fall it was no good. The tank filled with moisture from the air very quickly and was extremely difficult to drain making it impractical to use.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        smooth operation

        By Penrod

        from louisville,Ky

        About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Temperature Controls
        • Cools the Whole Room
        • Easy Window Installation
        • Energy Efficient
        • Even Air Distribution
        • Heat And Cool Together
        • Heat Pump

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Does great heating and cooling

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            I wouldn't buy this product again

            By sdf

            from Rockford, Illinois

            About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Portable

            Cons

            • Energy Inefficient
            • Loud
            • Uneven Cooling

            Best Uses

            • Small Room

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

            Electric bill went way up.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Efficient A/C-Heater Combo

            By yotumbleweed

            from Casper,WY

            About Me Value Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Temperature Controls
            • Easily Portable
            • Easy to operate
            • Even Air Distribution
            • Good Heater
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Difficult to Install

            Best Uses

            • Small Room

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

            Surprised at how reliable heater is in extreme cold. On other hand the A/C is a little difficult to cool down a room. Maybe works better in a house but in a shed in hot sun the sun usually wins. I think this unit works very well out here in low humidity as I have never had to empty water. I would recommend for anyone in western states. The hose hookups could use some improvement a they are a bit awkward to connect.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Died after 2 weeks

            By Ironbeast

            from Philadelphia,PA

            About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Doesn't Cool Air
              • Heavy
              • Inaccurate Temperature
              • Not Really A Dehumidfier
              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

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

                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.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect for a beach cottage

                By Arlene, Real Estate Agent, Landlord

                from Del Mar, CA

                About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Any Room

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

                  Needed to cool a furnished vacation rental by the beach. Since the house doesn't have a central HVAC option, my vacation guests could make use of the heater as well. AC cooled the main area perfectly and now the extra heating unit is excellent for one of the bedrooms. Easy to install, move and use. Perfect solution for my cozy coastal retreat.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Works as designed...

                  By ITGuy

                  from Chester, NY

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Portable
                  • Energy Efficient
                  • Even Air Distribution
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                  • Not Quite As Powerful

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Room

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

                  Do not expect this unit to cool down a large space... However, it is powerful enough to keep my small server room at an acceptable level...

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