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Whynter - 400 Sq. Ft. Portable Air Conditioner - Platinum

Whynter ARC-12S 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner: Enjoy cool comfort all day and night with the programmable timer on this portable air conditioner. Adjust the settings without getting up using the convenient remote control. Auto drain technology produces a consistent cool as it recycles water from the air.

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    Key Specs

    • Recommended Room Size
      400 square feet
    • Air Conditioner Type
      Portable
    • Auto Shut-Off
      Yes
    • Sleep Mode
      No
    • Window Venting Kit
      Yes
    • Hose Configuration
      Single
    • No
    • Timer
      Yes
    • Maximum Airflow Rate
      188 cubic feet per minute
    • Wi-Fi Enabled
      No
    • App-Controlled
      No
    • Remote Control
      Yes
    • 12000 british thermal units
    • 4959 british thermal units
    • Energy Efficiency Ratio
      11.11
    • Number Of Fan Speeds
      3
    • Integrated Heater
      No
    • Number of Cool Settings
      1
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Whynter 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner
    • Remote with 2 AAA batteries
    • Washable prefilter, activated-carbon air filter
    • Extendable exhaust hose, plastic window kit
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    78% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 18)

    Features


    Portable air conditioner, fan and dehumidifier with 188 CFM air flow

    Move it from room to room on 4 caster wheels. Includes easy-to-install window venting kit.

    Cool up to 400 sq. ft.

    12,000 BTU cooling capacity allows you to lower the temperature in a medium-to-large room.

    Advanced auto drain technology

    This system recycles the moisture in the air to produce a cool, refreshing breeze. It can dehumidify up to 91 pints in 24 hours without generating excess water.

    24-hour temperature control

    Programmable timer allows you to regulate your indoor climate even when you're not at home.

    Adjust settings with ease

    Use the digital display or simple remote control to maintain a comfortable indoor climate.

    Convenient memory feature

    Auto Restart will save your settings in case of a power outage.

    Simple filter removal and maintenance

    Washable filter and carbon air filter offer improved air quality.

    Quiet operation

    Watch TV, listen to music and converse at normal levels without noise disruption.


    Customer rating

    Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

    78%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A little noisy, but otherwise great

      Posted
      BenGeekn
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      The unit can be a bit noisy when the compressor is running as it's louder than the fan on any setting. It's not just this specific unit, I have two of these from different sources Other than that, I'm quite happy with the unit. LIKES: * Remote control * Timer (1-8 hours to On, if off, or 1-8 hours to Off, if already on) * Digital temperature setting * No need to empty water (in AC mode) * Casters let you roll it easily DISLIKES: * A bit loud * Large "wall-wart" plug due to embedded breaker (which is a good thing, it just takes up space) * Exhaust hose window kit not long enough for full-height left/right sliding windows - I ended up ordering another kit and using its parts to extend the length. Window kit part # is ARC-WK-12SP I WISH IT HAD: * Vertical adjustment for the vent - it only lets you adjust output a few degrees left/right (which you could do by simply turning the unit)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very Good

      Posted
      spendyman
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      OK. I hemmed and hawed about this purchase. I'm glad I pulled the trigger. It's an excellent energy efficient unit. It's fairly quiet for an air conditioning unit. My only complaint, is that the fan never shuts off. There isn't a "power saver" mode like window units have. If it had that feature I would have given it 5 stars.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Ok Air Conditioner

      Posted
      Valcael
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I was excited to get this unit. I had done some research and it was rated in the top ten. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of time to cool down a medium size room. It is also moderately loud which is a problem because I have it set up in my family room. We have to turn the tv volume up in order to try and drown out the noise. Very disappointed in this product!!!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Excellent for the Price

      Posted
      Harsha
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I bought this product a few weeks back and it works as intended. I use this in my Master Bedroom and works flawlessly. Takes 15-20 mins to bring down the temp from 72-73 to 68 in the summer. Makes little more noise than the other ones (Honeywell) but it's not annoying.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      attractive color

      Posted
      Shelly

      It was very stylish but took a long time to cool my small bedroom. I was hoping it would cool my bedroom and a hallway with it being 12000 btu but my 5000 BTU kicked out cooler air than this. Maybe it was just a dysfunctional machine I got, but I returned it and bought a 5000 BTU for just the bedroom, a Haier A/C. Hopefully this does the trick. Best of luck

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fits the bill for me

      Posted
      Zeldamom
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      Does the job for me - bedroom use with air conditioning on hot nights and fan on moderate nights. Fit my expectations (ie I did not expect this mobile fan to act like central air conditioning so am happy with it). Cools down the room fairly quickly. Have not yet found the tube to get warm like other reviewers.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Portable Air Conditioner

      Posted
      patty
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      My husband and I are no longer able to get the window units in so we decided to go with the portable air conditioner. We researched online and decided on this brand based on the reviews it received. The only advantage is that it is portable and can be moved from room to room!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very New

      Posted
      Babygirl1
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      To new to properly review performance. But, is attractive and was easier to install than previous, similar machine bought elsewhere. However, wish that window fixture opening was oval share rather than circular....therefore less intrusive/offensive to Condo-Commandos!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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