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Whynter ARC-12SDH

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews of Whynter ARC-12SDH. 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. People really like the price and design. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability and noise.

usability, performance, size, design, price

noise, reliability

On average, users rate this product 78/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Whynter ARC-12SDH from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Air Conditioning on Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The size and performance also get good reviews, but there are some less positive views about the reliability and noise.

usability, performance, size, price, design

noise, reliability

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Whynter 12,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner with Heater, Frost White (ARC-12SDH)Whynter 12,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner with Heater, Frost White (ARC-12SDH)

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Austin (

Overall Great Unit


I am a college student in central Iowa living in a house that is roughly 100 years old. This being said, the insulation is below par and we also do not have central air conditioning. To top it all off, the bedrooms are on the second floor and the month...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: bestbuyer (

kind of big


Has a window vent thats not shown in picture and also not as compact as thought. But it runs decent and keeps room cool.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: gamer (

kind of big


has to be vented through window and is kind of big

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: DavidF (

Looks like a Dalek


It's a very large white plastic appliance that resembles a dalek from Dr. Who with its two white ducts like arms and slightly tapered upper portion. Putting together should be easy but its not obvious -- the instructions are a bit murky, although there...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: handyman (

Good Portable air conditioner


We got two of these portable air conditioner for our up stairs. So far they seem to be doing the job of cooling off the upstairs. We will try the heat part this winter.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: photopierce (

Love this Air conditioner


I installed the AC as soon as I received it. I am using it in a backyard portable office building, without any insulation. The average temp is above 100 degrees on a good day. Within 5 hours the office had cooled to temp. that I could use it for the...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Retired09 (

Doesn't Work


Got it out of the box and let it sit upright overnight as recommended. Hooked it up, turned it on. Compressor and fan are working but it is blowing 84 degree air out. Called Customer Service. No help. Taking it back to the store.

blows hot air

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: TheWatchman (

Easy setup but a bit bulky


Unit was larger than I anticipated but that is to be expected for 11,000 BTU's. Rolls easy but not across carpet so be careful. Window adapters are pretty easy to set up but pay attention to which side is the exhaust. If you have to set it up in a...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: galantijuanero (

You can find better mobile AA


Is not cold enough for even a small room, it has no auto motion.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: sduryea (

Read the fine print!!!


Read the fine print!!! The heating unit will not work if the outside temperature is below 41 F. Could have bought something that actually heated and cooled for a lot less.

will not heat below 41f.

Nov, 2014