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EdgeStar Extreme Cool 12,000 BTU

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and size. The performance and value for money also get good feedback, but there are some less positive reviews about the noise.

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On average, users rate this product 89/100.

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totally adequate


I would definitely recommend this product to others, and probably will purchase another in the near future

installation of window components and hose hookup not a problem...cools efficiently (room size 16 X 20)...good value for the price...attractive design...portability is good, but would recommend an extra set of window slide components for use in a...

unable to direct flow of air up/down/left/right

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It's cooler now...


As long as this unit lasts in 24/7 operation, I'll be very happy with my purchase. Lost 1 egg due to the exhaust hose not being longer. FYI: Newegg site doesn't list the exhaust kit I had to buy but the same company makes the unit and the kit.

Unit arrived quickly and in good shape. Unboxed and setup in about 15 minutes. Only assembly was the exhaust hose and connectors, which required a phillips screwdriver. Cooled room quickly and effectively. Haven't had to empty condensate (working as...

Exhaust hose is too short to exhaust through a drop-ceiling. I had to purchase an additional drop-ceiling exhaust kit (not cheap @ 150). Exhaust host isn't insulated and gets warm. Some air leaks into the room are required to replace air blown out...

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A Lifesaver


This Air Conditioner is a life saver. In Washington State, my daughter and her family seldom have hot weather, so few homes have air conditioning. This summer was the exception. I purchased this portable for them and then went to visit. The portable is...


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EdgeStar Extreme Cool 12,000 BTU Portable AC with Dehumidifier


I have an older model and newer one is even better at instant cooling, its great

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Keeps my bedroom cool


I purchased this same model 4-1/2 years ago and was very pleased with it until the compressor or the fan started making a horrible noise this year. When I called Living Direct to ask some questions, the customer service rep told me the life of this...

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Compliments my A/C outside unit


When I bought my first unit I was having all kinds of A/C condensing unit problems.From 2007 to 2010 my condensing unit would go out at least 3 times a summer.My portable unit was always there,a life safer.After I purchased a new condensing unit,now I...

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Best Ever


100% satisfied with product and delivery, fastest I ever had!!!

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great product


great air conditioner. workes as advertised super fast shipping thanks

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I first purchased a Whirlpool air conditioner from another site. It was a piece of garbage and cost 200,00 more, I returned it and ordered the Edge Star Extreme Cool and love it!!!! With the 100+ degrees we are now having here in California this keeps...

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Grt overall best in class


Now on fourth season with no problem, does a great job cooling, saves big bucks and it cools!!