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Whynter ARC-12S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 192 reviews of Whynter ARC-12S. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Air Conditioning for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the noise. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

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On average, users rate this product 77/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 user reviews of Whynter ARC-12S from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Air Conditioning on Comments about the design and price are on the whole positive. The size and performance also get good views. Many are negative about the noise, while views are divided on the reliability.

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78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Whynter ARC-12S 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner, PlatinumWhynter Exhaust Hose for Portable Air Conditioner Models ARC-12S, ARC-12SD and ARC-12SDH (ARC-EH-12S)

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Valcael (

Ok Air Conditioner


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....

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Babygirl1 (

Very New


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...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Shelly (

attractive color


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...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Zeldamom (

Fits the bill for me


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....

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Itishotthisyear (

Ok for the price


Not a bad air conditioner for the price. It is al little loud. It has taken some modification to get the window insert to fit.

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: VWMan (

Adequate as a supplement to cool a large bedroom


The AC unit has met my expectations and I am glad I made the purchase. It is a great supplement to my larger AC units.

May, 2014

Consumer review by: JoeW (

Works great.


Works great...only drawback is they said they included a 9 foot hose as standard and you could order a 5 foot extension; HOWEVER, my package only had the 5 foot hose by mistake so I really have to have my system close to the window to vent out the...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Frank (

Good product for the price


I was pleased with how quickly I was able to get everything setup, however, in order to use the unit in any continuous fashion, it was a bit of a pain to get everything configured and retrofit.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Tom39 (

Excellent unit.


This unit has cooled our master bedroom quickly and comfortable. It is only as noisy as a motel A/C unit. But you must vent it out a window with the enclosed flexible hose for it to work properly.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: DrummerGirl (

Great unit well worth the money


I am so pleased with this unit! In the past I had problems with a floor unit and was very hesitant on getting another but I am so glad I did. The level of cool air is fantastic and the features are great!

Aug, 2012