The Whynter compact CFC-free, lead-free, and high energy efficiency 8,000 BTU portable air conditioner, helps you stay cool while working with better environmental standards and reducing energy consumption.
This portable air conditioner, specially designed to be light weight and extremely mobile, can be easily setup in almost any indoor location and is most commonly used in data closets / server rooms, bedrooms, classrooms and garages / workshops.
Great for office, good longevity
Posted by: FollowsDirections89 from: RanchoCucamonga, CA on
So I began working out of my house two years ago. As I knew I was going to work only in one room for 10 hours a day, I thought it best to buy this to cool my room down as opposed to my entire house.
The set up is easy, except for the drainage that took me a few minutes to figure out what to do. Instead of connecting a large hose to the outside, I connected the included hose and had it drip into a paint bucket that I bought from Home Depot and I just emptied it every two or three days. (Bonus, now I can water my plants outside for free!)
For people concerned with noise, I basically take phone calls all day and I have yet to get one complaint or comment about the noise it makes. It may sound loud in the room but that's mostly because it's probably going to room that's usually quiet, like my office. My best analogy is it sounds like a large fan, which it certainly does have.
I've had it for two years and it is still working. I still have time left over on my Geek Squad protection plan but with the way it runs it doesn't look like I'll need it anytime soon.
37 out of 38 found this review helpful.
great for those who do no want to install air
Posted by: grandma from: so cal on
Did not want to install a window unit. Works well. A little bit noisy.
18 out of 18 found this review helpful.
Good portable air conditioner
Posted by: casey from: bronx, ny on
Easy to assemble, have not had to drain after using it for 2-3 weeks. Just the bottom drain button is to low, but it cools the room and has different fan speeds.. To just use the fan, you have to disconnect the hose, but it beats a window air contioner.
18 out of 18 found this review helpful.
Great unit for the price
Posted by: enigmata from: on
Purchased for a 16'x16' office room. Prompt shipping (UPS shipped from Cerritos, CA) and received in two days!
Set-up time was only about five minutes. Vertical window install was a breeze, the foam included is not nearly as long as length of the window kit provided. Despite the imperfect seal, still able to reduce the room temperature from 90F to 78F in about an hour. Good volume of hot air put out via exhaust. Efficient unit otherwise - have a similar 8000 btu unit in the living room - this does a better job in a smaller space.
Cons: puts out a lot of water via the drain plug. Probably drained 500cc in the first hour alone. Exhaust hose expects you to screw in both sides simultaneously. The usual issues with a portable AC unit.
13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Great Portable Air Conditioner
Posted by: JwwLawa from: Hacienda Heights, CA on
I use this portable air conditioner for the room that is close about 450 sq ft and it is able to cool the room from 90 F to 78 F in two hours.
I have to use the high fan setting and it produces loud noise. After two hours, I change the fan setting to low and the noise level is ok.
I consider this unit an excellent air conditioner since it is able to cool the medium room temperature down. I was going to buy a bigger unit with 12,000 BTU, but that thing will be too heavy to lift up to the second floor so this smaller unit is not heavy to lift up or move around.
For me, it was not very easy to set up the air duct (took about 30 minutes), but once I figured out the right postion and set it up, it is good.
22 out of 26 found this review helpful.
Good for a small room
Posted by: Camaroguy from: California on
Good for a small air conditioner doesn't cool really strong but it's still good. Enough for me.
16 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Works well for small to medium-sized rooms
Posted by: Morbo from: on
Cools a small to medium-ish sized room well. Just don't expect it to it to be able to cool a large room though. The remote is real handy. The window vent accessories are good quality (i.e. plastic is not flimsy). Very happy with my purchase.
13 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Fits well into my window. Cools room adequately
Posted by: DSBing from: Binghamton ny on
The price fits the machine's value. It's good for a small room and is fairly quiet. Assembly should have been easier if the ends of the exhaust tube could be screwed on. I had to tape them.
12 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Great unit for small rooms
Posted by: Javi from: on
Overall great for small rooms. If you looking for bigger rooms this ain't for you
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Cool Unit (pun intended)
Posted by: ACDLEON from: California on
This unit does the job well. Don't expect it to cool the entire house (my first floor is about 1600 sq. ft.) but it does a fine job in a room where the sun beats down in the summer months. Room is about 350 sq. ft. and cool air trickles down a bit more beyond that. Extra features are a plus (timer, remote, cool, fan only, temp, etc.) Only con is that you still have to have a place for the water to drain. Either get a bucket that you have to empty out or have it drain elsewhere. Other than that unit is great!