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Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner Customer Reviews

 
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Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner
 
4.1

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy window installation (18)
  • Accurate temperature controls (17)
  • Cools the whole room (16)
  • Easily portable (16)
  • Even air distribution (13)

Cons

  • Loud (11)
  • Heavy (6)
  • Difficult to install (4)
  • Difficult to move (3)
  • Uneven cooling (3)

Best Uses

  • Any room (15)
  • Bedroom (8)
  • Small room (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (23), Budget shopper (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Whynter ARC-14S is a great product

Whynter ARC-14S is a great product.
I have been using Portable Air-Conditioner for over 5 years. I did a lot of research before buying this unit to replace the old unit...Read complete review

Whynter ARC-14S is a great product.
I have been using Portable Air-Conditioner for over 5 years. I did a lot of research before buying this unit to replace the old unit which is not really giving cool air anymore. I just received the unit yesterday (one day of use) and I can tell the big difference in noise, cold air and product design.

1. You can really feel the air output is cold.
2. The design is very nice.
3. I checked the power consumption (with Kill A Watt gadget) and it shows up as 120V and 1080 watts.
4. I like the Dual Hose Design as it does Not use room air to cool the compressor (which I read from online reviews, as such the room will Not lose cool air and also not be affected with Negative air flow)
5. The location on the Unit to fix the 2 hoses is just right (back mid section) which is about 4 inches from the bottom edge of the window (New York City Apartment). I only need about 20 inches of hose. I think the shorter the hose used is good.
6. Unit has 3 modes - Fan, Cooling Mode and Dehumidify modes. That means that I can use the unit 3 seasons in a year, from Spring to Fall.
Spring and Fall - for Dehumidify Mode
Summer - for Cooling Mode
**I will not use the Whynter ARC-14S as a Fan. I will still use a Box Fan as I want to get maximum life span out of the Whynter ARC-14S fan for dehumidify and cooling modes.
7. It has 3 fan speed modes which is great as I can set to Low Fan with Cooling Mode during night sleeping hours when the night temperature is not too high.
8. The unit is not as heavy as I read on many online reviews.
9. The Product is very well packed. I have bought more expensive stuff from more established large companies and none of them packed their products like Whynter.
10. The control panel display on unit is quite bright. Just paste a Post-It Note over it and problem solved.
11. The remote control is good and easy to operate. Just a matter of getting used to the icons/signs (as there are no words). I think I will use the Remote Control instead of the control panels (on front of Unit), so I do not have to bend over to look at the buttons to press so I do Not press the wrong buttons.
12. This unit is very effective in cooling 2 rooms facing west where the Summer Heat can send the room temperature to as high as 93 (most summer afternoons).

A great price, great product, very fast shipping, very good packing.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very disappointed

I moved into a split entry home last fall, with an open floor plan of living and dining room - easily less than 500 square feet, for sure. We've had 90+ degree weather...Read complete review

I moved into a split entry home last fall, with an open floor plan of living and dining room - easily less than 500 square feet, for sure. We've had 90+ degree weather for the last few days, and I was looking forward to coming home from work to my nice cool home. Nope - 82 degrees in the house. I would think 14,000 BTUs would cool my relatively small space, but it doesn't - even with a 4 foot high tower fan next to it to distribute the cool air throughout the space. I'm pretty bummed out, since it cost almost $600. It's very nearly useless. I could use it to cool my 150 sq foot bedroom, but the $99 5,000 BTU unit I bought does that just fine. I wish I had put the $$$ towards something else - not sure what that might be, since my windows aren't standard size.

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(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Installation frustrating and expensive f

By Bob

from Seattle , Washington

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Temperature Controls

Cons

  • Difficult to Install

Best Uses

  • Small Room

Comments about Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner:

The most frustrating issue about the air conditioner is that it really does not come with adequate equipment to install in a side sliding window. Those of us in the condo building have had to design our own inserts to fit the opening of the window - plywood, plexiglass, etc - and then have a skilled person cut the appropriate holes. This adds to the cost of the unit. And another factor is the window treatments. Shades can now not be lowered below the 2 hoses vented to the outside and consequently hot sun can not be blocked without coming up with another alternative resulting in more expense. I am happy with the air conditioner itself but the manufacturer REALLY needs to include some satisfactory fit for the side slide window or disclose that it is suited for an up lifting window only. Getting a good seal on the window that vents the hoses is essential to cooling the room.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome

By big john

from houston tx

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom

    Comments about Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner:

    Perfect

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I am very happy!

    By D S from Long Beach

    from Long Beach, CA

    About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Any Room

      Comments about Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner:

      We got this to replace an older ac. A lot quieter then other unit even though 40% more BTU. Only downside is no slider door attachment for it, as that is were we vent the AC unit. As this came right after the hot spell ended, I only tested the unit briefly. OMG I thought was in the fridge, as the unit put out at least twice the
      cooling power of the old unit. It cooled down our large living room (20'x18') without a problem.

      Sylvane was great came when promised, and we save
      lots of money over getting it locally.

      Thank you Sylvane!

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Air Conditioner

      By LuLu

      from Perkasie, Pa

      About Me 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

        Comments about Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner:

        The air conditioner cools my sewing room. It was easy to install in the window. I like the way it looks in the room,

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very compact and quiet

        By Slider

        from Crestline ca

        About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Any Room
          • Small Room

          Comments about Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner:

          The remote is very usefull.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Whynter 14K BTU Dual Hose Portable A/C.

          By Andy

          from Swarthmore

          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

          • Heavy
          • Loud

          Best Uses

          • Any Room

          Comments about Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner:

          I was very skeptical when first buying this. I was thinking that since it had multiple uses (Dehumidfy, A/C, heater) that it probably wasn't going to do much in the way of cooling but I was wrong. It cools down very well and also removes smells from the kitchen and cigarete smoke from all the rooms. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants to spend a little more for a high quality machine.

           
          4.0

          Nice unit!

          By Bobaruba

          from Tacoma Wa.

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Loud

          Best Uses

          • Any Room

          Comments about Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner:

          I'm very happy with the way the unit cools.the only thing I dont like is the noise. its louder than I thought it would be. I'm still happy that I purchased it!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very Happy with purchase

          By kc

          from Long Island, N.Y.

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Temperature Controls
          • Energy Efficient
          • Even Air Distribution

          Cons

          • Difficult to Install

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom

          Comments about Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner:

          I had to cut a hole in the sleeve to fit my window. Glad I had a power saw.

           
          4.0

          Happy with my purchase.

          By Smitty

          from the woods of Maine

          About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Temperature Controls
          • Easy Window Installation
          • Energy Efficient
          • Even Air Distribution

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Loud

          Best Uses

          • Any Room

          Comments about Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner:

          The unit works great and cools the room sufficiently, but it is very loud. I can not use it overnight because of it being so loud. Still, it is a good product and works as advertised.

           
          1.0

          Very noisy and lots of vibration

          By Mike

          from Cupertino,CA

          About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Window Installation

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Loud
          • Too Noisy Vibrates

          Best Uses

            Comments about Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner:

            This air conditioner is so noisy even at its lowest fan setting that I couldn't enjoy watching tv. I have hardwood floors and the vibration coming from the unit made nearby furniture rumble. The return procedure was unsatisfactory.

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