- Product Dimensions: 41.9 x 50.8 x 86.4 cm ; 32.2 Kg
- Shipping Weight: 44.8 Kg
- Item model number: ARC-12SDH
- ASIN: B003MQDGIW
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: April 17 2012
- Average Customer Review: 199 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #288,729 in Home (See Top 100 in Home)
Whynter ARC-12SDH 12,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner with Heater, Frost White
- 12,000 BTU cooling, 11,000 BTU heating
- Dual hose operation
- CFC free R-410A refrigerant and lead free RoHS compliant components
- Digital and remote control
- Three operational modes: Air conditioner, fan or dehumidifier
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This Whynter GREEN ARC-12SDH portable air conditioner with heater features CFC-Free R-410A refrigerant and lead free RoHS compliant components. It uses patented advanced auto drain technology, which uses and recycles moisture collected during the cooling process to produce cool air. The dual hose operation provides fast cooling of up to a 400 sq. ft. space (ambient temperature and humidity may influence optimum performance). 12,000 BTU Cooling, Three operational modes: Air conditioner, fan or dehumidifier, Digital and remote control,m LCDI (Leakage-Current Detection and Interruption) plug, Dehumidifying Capacity: 101 pints per day, Designed to provide quiet and efficient cooling to any room, with no permanent installation, 3 fan speeds, Carbon air filter and washable pre-filter, Full thermostatic control (61 degree F - 89 degree F), Casters for easy mobility, 24 hour programmable timer, Noise level (dBA): <56, Auto restart after power outage, Extendable exhaust hose (up to 49 inches), Upgraded Plastic window kit included, Window kit length: Max. 36 inches, Maximum power consumption: 1100 W / 10.5 A.
From the manufacturer
This unit features advanced self-evaporating technology, which uses and recycles moisture collected during the cooling process to produce cool air and minimize condensate build-up. It also features an auto-restart function which it automatically restarts on the previous settings after power outage. Additionally, the unit can also be programmed with a 24hr timer to activate or shut-off at preset times. This unit also features a separate dehumidifying mode that enables it to be used as a room dehumidifier as needed. A Carbon air filter and washable pre-filter are equipped standard on this air conditioner to help keep the cooled air cleaner and fresher.
Whynter 12000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner with Heater
The Whynter ARC-12SDH is equipped with a Self-Evaporative system which exhausts most or all condensate under average ambient conditions. This unit provides 12,000 BTU cooling and 11,000 BTU heating output while maintaining a compact and portable profile. The dehumidifier mode allows you to extract 96 pints of excess moisture during a 24-hour period.
Cfc-Free Refrigerant and Lead-Free Rohs Compliant Components
Carbon air filter and washable pre-filter.
Non ozone-depleting refrigerant: R410a.
Power consumption: 1100 Watts / 10.5 Amps.
Design & Performance
Four operational modes: Air conditioner, Fan, Dehumidifier and Heat.
Dehumidifying Capacity: 96 Pts / day.
Upper and lower direct drain option for continuous operation without excess condensate accumulation.
Casters for easy mobility.
Adjustable digital thermostat control range from 61° - 89°F.
Self-Evaporative System - exhausts most or all condensate under average ambient conditions.
Auto restart after power outage.
24 hour programmable timer.
|Operational modes||Auto, Cool, Dehumidify, and Fan||Auto, Cool, Dehumidify, and Fan||Cool, Dehumidify, Heat and Fan||Auto, Cool, Dehumidify, Heat, and Fan||Auto, Cool, Dehumidify, and Fan||Auto, Cool, Dehumidify, Heat, and Fan|
|Dehumidifying Capacity||81 pints/ day||61 pints/ day||76 pints/ day||101 pints/ day||91 pints/ day||71 pints/ day|
|Temperature Range||61°F - 89°F||62°F - 88°F||Cooling 61°F - 89°F||Cooling 61°F - 89°F Heating 61°F - 77°F||61°F - 89°F||62°F - 88°F|
|Air Filter||Carbon air filter and washable pre-filter||3M and SilverShield Filter||Carbon air filter and washable pre-filter||Carbon air filter and washable pre-filter||Carbon air filter and washable pre-filter||3M Filter and SilverShield washable pre-filter|
|Drain Options||Continuous and Manual||Continuous and Manual||Drain pump, Continuous and Manual||Continuous and Manual||Continuous and Manual||Drain pump, Continuous and Manual|
|Noise level||< 56 dBA||< 55 dBA||< 52 dBA||< 56 dBA||< 56 dBA||< 55 dBA|
|Air Flow (at high speed)||300 m3/h / 177 CFM||497 m3/h / 292 CFM||264 m3/h / 155 CFM||360 m3/h / 212 CFM||320 m3/h / 188 CFM||497 m3/h / 292 CFM|
|Power consumption||1040W / 9.5A||1355W / 11.8A||1000W / 9.0A||1250W / 10.8A||1180W / 10.8A||1580W / 11.9A|
|Unit dimensions||17.3” W x 15.4“ D x 30.5” H||18.5" W x 18.75" D x 30.25" H||17" W x 16" D x 29.5" H||19" W x 16" D x 35.5" H||17.3” W x 15.4" D x 30.5” H||18.5″ W x 15.75″ D x 30.25″ H|
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From previous research, I did know that these units do have a vibration problem with the body which may cause them to sound louder than they actually are and this was the case with the unit I received. A quick fix for this is to tape both sides of the unit on the lower bottom with tension (pull the tape tight) so as to tighten the body. The difference is clearly audible without the vibration from the body.
Overall it's a solid piece of equipment.
The portability of this unit is a big bonus. It was easy to pack away now that temperatures have cooled, and doesn't take up a lot of storage space.
If the fan is on high it can be a bit noisy but it's the kind of noise that sinks into the background and doesn't really bother me. Especially when I consider the payoff - a nice, cool house. Highly recommended.
1: it is LOUD. This is more of a inherent flaw of portable AC units than something unique to this machine, but the volume this machine makes was advertised as quiet for a portable unit. This simply isn't the case. When the compressor is running it sounds like a jumbo jet is landing in my apartment. If you're going to buy this you might as well include a box of earplugs with your order.
2: The digital thermostat, although an appreciated feature, isn't quite accurate. It tends to over estimate the temperature by about 3 degrees. To cool my apartment to 22 degrees I have to set it to 25. This isn't a big problem, however if you're the type who likes accuracy it may be a minor bother. I suppose this has to do with the limitations of the thermostat being located within the machine.
Installation was relatively straightforward. To mount it to a window you will need to use some tape. I recommend using gaffer tape (available on amazon) because using duct tape will leave a horrible residue on your window pane and will be impossible to deal with when you need to uninstall the machine.
It is reasonably low maintenance if you live in a low humidity area. You do need to clean the air filter every few weeks. I have never needed to drain the condensate tank, although the plug is located in an impossibly inconvenient place (at the very bottom and back of the machine). If you live in a very humid place you may have to buy a condensate pump and some hose (also available on amazon), as I cannot imagine tolerating the hassle of routinely accessing that inconveniently placed drain.
I'm generally satisfied with the purchase and I would recommend this machine to someone who needs to buy a no-frills portable AC unit. However if at all possible get a window-mounted one as they are quieter and take up less space.
Even when it did work we only used it for about and hour or two to cool down the bedroom before going to bed, but it was to loud to get a good nights sleep (had it around 60-80dB) so we would turn it off prior to sleeping.
Cooled a small room great but our living room wasn't really a match for this piece of garbage. Needless to say, after it broke down and after the horrible customer service experience I received from Whynter, I was able to return it to Amazon without any issues oe extra expenses. Only good that came out of me buying this was seeing how awesome Amazon is at customer service.
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