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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.

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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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Very disappointed

By Moskigirl

from Boston MA

About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Doesn't Cool Air

    Best Uses

    • Small Room

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

    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.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    good results, but....

    By summer

    from rochester ny

    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

      • 700 Sq Ft Of Cathedral

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

      I have used the unit for a week of 90 degree temperatures. It is efficient and easy to use, however, after careful consideration, I am returning it, and installing central air.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great product and customer service!

      By Alejandro

      from Snoqualmie, WA

      About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Loud

      Best Uses

      • Any Room
      • Bedroom
      • Small Room

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

      Outstanding customer service and great product! The Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner (ARC-14S) was initially on back order and Sylvane's Customer Service kept me informed of when I would receive the product. They kept me up to date with regular updates via email and phone…I was very impressed. As far as the product, the air conditioner came packaged very well and it was extremely easy to put together and assemble. The instructions that were provided along with the videos of their website were very informative and helpful in putting the unit together. Also, the only tool that was need for assembly was a screwdriver. Once the air conditioner was ready I started it per the instructions and it took just a few minutes for the cooling system to begin. It was a little louder than I expected and I wish the vent at the top would have been designed a little differently in order to disperse the cool air at and angle and horizontally. I feel that referring to the video on the website gave me a clear explanation of all the buttons on the machine and what the function of each one was.
      Prior to purchasing this unit I shopped around everywhere and Sylvane had the best price. I'm sure glad that I went with them because, as I stated before, their customer service was outstanding. This also gives me piece of mind knowing that if anything ever goes wrong I'm sure I will be able to count on them to assist me with any issues. Quality product and service…you can't beat that!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent Cooling!!

      By Chris M

      from South Kingstown, RI

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Loud

      Best Uses

      • Any Room

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

      Didnt have a window that I could mount the vent hoses so I put them up the chimney, cools about 500 sq feet of living room and kitchen very well.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      whynter 14000 btu portable AC

      By chris

      from OC, CA

      About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Temperature Controls
      • Cools the Whole Room
      • Easily Portable

      Cons

      • Difficult to Install
      • Loud

      Best Uses

      • Any Room

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

      Great product. Kinda expensive. But...great thing to have. BIG CON, is the POOR, cruddy, WINDOW plastic unit thingy. If you could IMPROVE that to be "quality", you'd have the ULTRA killer product.

      other con: hose is a bit short. Loud. But that's ok. No complaints. The only thing, is the flimsy window installation kit...

      thanks to Wyhnter for this product overall, Thank you very much. YOu saved me from summer hell.

      (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      A Good idea,... in Theory.

      By Bonnie the Stylist

      from New Jersey

      About Me Business Owner, Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easily Portable
      • Electric
      • Energy Efficient
      • Low Power Draw
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Loud
      • Uneven Cooling

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Small Room

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

      It works great for a typical "house" or residential room. However, it as stated that it would be good for larger spaces such as those found in a commercial setting. The latter, is not very accurate. I bought it to last & to evenly cool a space of 1500 sq. ft.... but, that was not the case.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Working as advertised.

      By Kerwin 1959

      from Franklinton, LA

      About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any Room

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

        Use unit to supplement central system. Instead of redoing duct work, tried this unit instead. Works great.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A GREAT Portable Room Air Conditioner

        By jumper

        from Brainerd, MN

        About Me Performance Oriented, Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to install
        • Easy Window Installation
        • Energy Efficient
        • Even Air Distribution
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Difficult to Move
        • Heavy
        • Hoses Difficult To Remove

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Small Room

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

        This product is well built, performes as stated in the specifications, and is easily vented to the outside.

        I am seriously considering the purchase of another one and use them both in a large room--approximately 1100 square feet.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great AC, Wonderful Fast Shipping

        By Car

        from northwest PA

        About Me Retired Female

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fits Great
        • Quiet
        • Very Cooling

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Room

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

          We were tired of removing window ac every winter and this fit the bill-cools l.r., den and kitchen easily. Sylvane were great to work with and shipping was extremely quick

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Fan power is seriously lacking, But...

          By Rocky

          from Page, Az

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Very good cooler

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I was warned about the fans ,But a window shaker would not work for my application.

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