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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
 
4.2

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Loud (10)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Difficult to install (3)
  • Difficult to move (3)
  • Uneven cooling (3)

Best Uses

  • Any room (15)
  • Bedroom (8)
  • Small room (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (21), Budget shopper (17)

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

doesn't work well in my application

I installed this unit in the living room of an attic apartment. There was no window capable of being used for venting so I ran the tubes through the wall and vented under the...Read complete review

I installed this unit in the living room of an attic apartment. There was no window capable of being used for venting so I ran the tubes through the wall and vented under the eaves. The tubing run is right at the maximum of nine feet. I have an indoor outdoor thermometer with the probe behind the kneewall. The best this unit has done is lower the temperature thirteen degrees below the uncooled attic area. The hottest it's been in that area is 111F with an outside temperature around 95F. The living room temperature was 98F. Granted, it has a lot to overcome. The attic overhead is insulated but the kneewalls are not. Direct sun bakes the roof during the day. Mostly I keep it in fan mode with an overhead fan also running on high. This way, the room doesn't overheat and the compressor isn't running constantly. This unit is not the best alternative for me.

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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

     
    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!

       
      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,

         
        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.

           
          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!

           
          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.

           
          5.0

          "I would recommend ths A/C to everybody"

          By Pondogger

          from Cleveland, Tx

          About Me Quality Oriented, Shop Very Carefully, Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Temperature Controls
          • Cools Great
          • Cools the Whole Room
          • Easily Portable
          • Easy Window Installation
          • Has Run 247
          • Have Never Dumped Water
          • Quiet
          • Simple To Put Together
          • Wheels Work Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any Room

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

            This Whynter 14000 BTU was purchased to replace a Royal Sovereign 13500 BTU. Both were dual hose A/C's. Only purchase dual hose units because they are much more efficient. The Royal unit ran half a day in late spring, and early fall. It crashed (compressor) after two years. It ran 24/7 on hot days which we have plenty of in Texas. The big differences between the two are how much cooler the Whynter unit makes this 16 X 20 room which also has a high ceiling, and in over two weeks running 24/7, rainy days and dry ones, I have never dumped an ounce of water. Keep the filter clean and this unit is truly service free. The wheels on the Royal Sovereign broke the first time I tried to roll it into place. Finally I sat it up on two folding chairs and placed a two gallon trash can inside a two gallon wide pan to catch the water runoff. It was either that or pull the plug and dump it every 35 minutes. This Whynter unit really does use its own runoff to help cool. I installed the Whynter, let it set 4 hours as requested in the manual before turning it on, and I have not touched it since except for cleaning the filter. So far I have really enjoyed my purchase, and recommend this Whynter over any brand. I will update my comments if any problems develop.

             
            4.0

            Great Product & Great Customer Service

            By Bill

            from Wrentham, MA

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Any Room

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

              I did a good amount of research and found this item to be the best for my needs. I followed recommendations for getting a portable A/C with a two window vent system. I insured the rated BTU would handle the room size (needed the 14,000 BTU). I have a large family room (room does not have high or vaulted ceilings)and it cooled it down nicely and evenly. I was not looking for a product to make the room feel like a freezer. The item was perfect and made the room very comfortable during 4 to 5 days of straight 95 - 100 degree weather. The included window kit was very easy to install. The product is on wheels, so we can easily wheel it into storage on the same floor; rather then having to lug it down into our basement. The only small con is its size; but I knew that before I purchased it. Great product so far!

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