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Whynter ARC-12SD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews of Whynter ARC-12SD. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Air Conditioning for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but the reliability and noise get less positive comments.

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noise, reliability

On average, users rate this product 79/100.

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Amazon.com review summary for Whynter ARC-12SD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 user reviews of Whynter ARC-12SD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Air Conditioning on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability and noise.

usability, performance, price, size, design

noise, reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Whynter 12,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner, Frost White (ARC-12SD)

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: jake (bestbuy.com.feed)

I've only used it twice and it works great.

 

It has been hot in Carlsbad, Ca this summer which has made our not air conditioned house quite hot at times. We finally gave in and bought a portable AC. Except for the need to have 2 guys carry the maching upstairs, everything has worked perfectly. It...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: misswhit (bestbuy.com.feed)

big and noisy but does the job

 

You will need 2 people to get this monster size box into your home or one person with long, strong arms to haul into your home! It's gigantic!! Although it says to take off exhaust hoses to use as dehumidifier, good luck getting them off; they do not...

Jul, 2014
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Consumer review by: jsm1963 (bestbuy.com.feed)

Cools Quickly

 

After the humid heatwaves in Southern California last month I finally decided to buy an a/c. Unfortunately, I haven't a chance to really put this a/c through it's paces yet. Our most recent heatwave was the dry Santa Ana variety. Not nearly as...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: TrunkMonkey0351 (bestbuy.com.feed)

Overall great unit

 

Overall great. Works as promised. But, the drain is too close to the ground and can't get anything underneath to catch the water. Also the window attachments are terrible, wound up making my own.

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Millionare (bestbuy.com.feed)

I believe that for a 12000 btu ac, is not as cold

 

It should cool down the bedroom faster and better. I thought that since this is a 12.000 BTU AC, I was going to get a better quality

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: pannekoeken (homedepot.com)

somewhat loud, but dual hose system works well.

 

Cools room very quickly. This dual hose unit is the only way to go. Don't waste your money on a single hose unit. They just pull hot humid air back into your home. I can't believe there are so many single hose units on the market.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: coolcountrygal (homedepot.com)

Does a good job of cooling

 

It is easy to operate. We could sleep even though when the compressor is on it is noisy. It would be easier to install if we had windows that lifted rather than cranked out however I wouldn't say it was difficult to install. I made a full length panel...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: cmy1000 (homedepot.com)

Easily cools our basement rec room and bedroom

 

I read many reviews before making this purchase and so far have not been disappointed. Our one "problem" that needed to be solved was how to seal off the rest of the basement window that was not covered by the plate w/extension and hoses. We...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Tom49 (homedepot.com)

Quality item

 

Purchased this AC unit to cool our sunroom ( 14X14) which is also a secondary living-tv room. The unit works well and keeps the room at 75 degrees on a 90 degree day. As some other people have mentioned I had to modify the installation for a 4 foot...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Becca (homedepot.com)

Excellent - would recommend to a friend.

 

We've had this unit for a few weeks now and it does a good job. I'm using it to cool the lower level of a bilevel house and it's keeping it cool. The space is not ideal for the unit, it's located in the family room and then there is a hallway...

May, 2012
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