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Whynter ARC-12SD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 reviews of Whynter ARC-12SD. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Air Conditioning for all reviews. Opinions about the design and size are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas the reliability and noise get negative comments.

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On average, users rate this product 80/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 user reviews of Whynter ARC-12SD from 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 Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and noise get negative views.

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noise, reliability

83% of the reviews on 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)

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Denali89107 (

Works well enough.


Fortunately the friend that we purchased the Portable Air Conditioner for likes a warm house. The unit keeps her contiguous living room, dinette, kitchen cool enough for her We had a little trouble installing because the sliding window was too tall for...

Easy to Clean , Nice Design

Difficult to Install

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: jimmy (

Timely purchase.


Good cooling, quite operation, easy to operate, easy to install.

Easy to Use , Easy to Install , Looks Great , Nice Design

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: hawaii (

great product


Its been so hot and humid this has been a blessing...thank you

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: JL (

So far so good.


I just installed this unit in a 350 sq ft home office that faces west and gets full afternoon sun. We are having another heat wave here in N. Calif and I am so happy that I have this a/c now. Used it today for the first time. It does a great job at...

Easy to Use , High Quality , Easy to Install


Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: CACentralValleyHeat (

Best purchase yet for 2015


This unit keeps my son's room very cool. My handyman installed through the bedroom wall since the window has plantation shutters. You can barely see the exhaust/intake wall openings from the street. Only thing is the power went off once so we monitor...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: JB (

does the job


bought this product for supplemental ac comfort. very important to vent exhaust outside.The exhaust air is very warm and the plastic hose transfers the heat back into the room. I put some 6''insulated flex duct over the exhaust hose and that eliminated...

Easy to Use


Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: DesertRat (

everything I needed in a portable AC unit


This unit is everything I needed. I saw some complaints regarding noise, it is not any noisier than a box fan. I work from home now and have an electronic lab set up in the "third car" position in my 3 car garage here in Phoenix. I hung some tarps to...

Easy to Use , High Quality , Easy to Install , Good Size & Weight

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: jake (

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 (

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

Consumer review by: jsm1963 (

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