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Whynter ARC-12SD

Whynter ARC-12SD
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145 reviews

Feb, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The size and price are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the reliability and noise.

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On average, users rate this product 79/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 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 Views about the design and performance are generally positive. The size and price also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the noise, while there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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82% 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)

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: pannekoeken (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

Consumer review by: dmcc (

Good dehumidifier, bad a/c


Once weather got warm the water pan would fill up every 3 hours and turn off in middle of night. Took it back.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Didier (

No problem!


This is my 3rd portable A/C unit which I am using for a small server room. The first and second unit I got (Soleus) were OK (although the first one was deficient) but with poor customer service. This unit was easier to set up and has been working like...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: hartcpht (

Easy installation


So far it does everything I want. It is a little loud but not any louder than my window air conditioner was. Not sure about the energy efficiency because I have not received a bill yet.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Pennsylvania (

Great unit.


We have not used the unit yet for any length of time due to the weather still being cooler, however used it for a few days a couple of hours at a time. The unit seemed to really move some cool air around through an open concept space. We used to have a...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Jeff1990 (

A good choice for my circumstances


I purchased the Whynter 12000 Portable a month ago after doing considerable research on the web. I recently moved to central Florida and sleep best in cold air. We found ourselves using a lot of energy trying to cool the bedroom with the central air....

Oct, 2011