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Sunpentown WA-1230E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Sunpentown WA-1230E. 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. Views about the price and size are overall positive. The reliability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but the design and noise get less positive comments.

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noise, design

On average, users rate this product 78/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sunpentown WA-1230E from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Air Conditioning on Reviewers are impressed by the size. The performance also gets good feedback. Some have doubts about the price and noise. Opinions are divided on the usability.

reliability, performance, size

noise, price

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jun, 2018

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Sunpentown WA-1230E Portable Air Conditioner Review Buy the older model


I bought this one used on craigslist, after I had bought the older model the 1210E and was extremely happy with it.

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-Newegg removed my prior review. Whatever works for them. -The exhaust hose is not insulated, so I used bubble wrap (about 3-4 layers of the 1-2 inch bubbles) to insulate it. This is a MUST if you are serious about not having heat come back into the...

It works. It seems to cool the room decently, even when it's 97 degrees outside ; Has rollers ; I haven't had to empty any water... but I live in the Northwest where humidity isn't a problem

Heavy/Handles for carrying are not that useful. I'd prefer better carrying handles. This may be too heavy for 1 person, if you cannot easily carry 50 pounds ; It could be colder (but it's sufficient.... you just have to turn it on before it gets above...

Aug, 2010

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I'm cooling a 14X16 foot well-insulated room with this unit. If it's 90 outside (and high 80s in the room), it can cool the room down to about 69 very quickly and maintain that temperature. This room has a receiver (which generates a lot of heat), two...

Cools the room very well

A little loud, in high humidity the water buildup can be an issue

Jul, 2010

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Works great so far!


Great deal when it's on sale!

I got this for my garage, which gets hot and humid (I live in Kansas), and the wall unit barely cools the space - and does very little about the humidity. So I wanted to give this a try for its dehumidification aspect. On the few days that have been...

Funky auto controls. I can't figure out how to turn off the fan when it's on auto; runs all the time. And the compressor doesn't seem to come on when the set temp suggests it should. Hm. So I've been just going to the Cool setting when I really want it...

May, 2010

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Quite unimpressed


Definitely NOT worth the money. It is a little noisy but not overly so. There is nowhere to store the remote and it never remembers the last settings when you turn it on. I am quite disappointed with this unit. I expected much more from something that...

Can't think of any

Waaay under-rated, this is probably only about 4000BTU. When it is 95 outside the best this will do is 82 inside. House has R42 ceiling, R28 x 6" walls ; The foam window seal is a joke. Totally useless to hold the exhaust duct. I had to make one from...

Jun, 2007

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Works well in my home


Works very well in my 150 sq.

Noisy, but not more than expected.

Dec, 2006

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Pretty good for price


Cools my 250 sq foot space from 90 degrees to 85 degrees on maximum setting (note that I don't have very good insulation though). Then I went to home depot and got some fiberglass/mylar vent insulation (about 10 bucks) to put around the vent hosing,...

sort of portable (you need to hook the vent to a sealed window) ; it's on wheels ; remote control for the uber lazy ; good price vs power

no where near the effectiveness of a 12000 BTU window unit (probably about 1/2) ; loud (but it's a pleasing jet engine loud, not like a loose part/rattly loud like some window units) ; HEAVY ; the exhaust tube is totally uninsulated. You will have to...

Oct, 2006

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Pretty good for price


No where near the effectiveness of a 12000 BTU window unit (probably about 1/2) *loud (but it's a pleasing jet engine loud, not like a loose part/rattly loud like some window units) *HEAVY *the exhaust tube is totally uninsulated.

Oct, 2006

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Works well in my home


I have owned the Sunpentown WA-1230E for a little over one year and am, for the most part, happy with the purchase. I have taken special measures to insure better performance and would recommend that others consider doing the same. My unit sits in a...

Works very well in my 150 sq. foot sunroom (for cooling. I do not use the heater) ; I find it to be an attractive unit ; On wheels, so easy to move around ; I have a permanent drain, so cannot comment on emptying the water collection pan

Noisy, but not more than expected ; Heavy, but it is on wheels ; You MUST insultate the exhaust tube to really get good efficiency out of it

Sep, 2006

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Works great


portability , self contained condensate container and evaporator.

exhaust tube gets really hot and it isn't insulated, that can't help the cooling situation.

Aug, 2006

Product Specifications

Stay COOL and breathe fresher air with our 12,000btu units. Ideally cools an area up to 400sq.ft. Effectively improves air circulation in poorly ventilated spaces and maximizes energy efficiency. Uses new UL required LCDI plug. Self Evaporating Technology during the cooling process, water is extracted from the air into the unit. Most of this water is then recycled and used to cool the cooling coils and make it run more efficiently, cooling as well as energy. Continuous drainage highly recommended when using Heating mode. Exhaust hose installation required and all standard accessories included.