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Whynter ARC-12SD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts 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 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 Opinions about the design and size are generally positive. The price and performance also get good opinions, but many are negative about the reliability and noise.

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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)

Nov, 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: 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

Consumer review by: TrunkMonkey0351 (

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 (

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 (

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