Summary: I placed my unit on a wheeled platform with a 5 gallon bucket on a lower shelf under the unit and let the condensation run into the bucket. On humid days it needs to be emptied daily, but a small price for staying cool. It heats better than it cools, but it does an adequate job at both.
Pros: It's a heater in the winter and an air conditioner in the summer. Solidly built Not overly noisy
Cons: No way it will "auto dispose" of the water that condenses during air conditioning cycle.
Summary: I placed this unit on a rolling table with a 20 litre pail on a shelf below and the thing runs like clockwork. The pail is definitely necessary as the dehumidification process that occurs during cooling creates a lot of water.
Summary: I keep one upstairs near the stairs (easier to drain) and one downstairs. I have a 2-story 3 bedroom home in nortwest Maryland built in 1923. It is not insulated and this is by far the cheapest method of heating. These things are very efficient.
Pros: I bought this baby for heating purposes three years ago and it is still going strong. My electric bill using heat was $500+ / MTH to heat an old house. If I ran oil it was $550 / MTH. I can heat the whole house using two of these units at about $235 / MTH (my higest electric bill in past three ye...
Cons: When tank fills, you will need to drain water. Some people use the drip pan and come home to wet floors, I for one just keep it plugged until it tells me it is full and then drain. I have never had a wet floor doing this. It is large, heavy, and asthetically bulky and ugly, but I didn't buy it fo...
Pros: - Good cooling and heating ability - kept a 350sf room cool - timer and thermostat to help moderate temp
Cons: - doesn't last long. I got one good cooling season and one heating season out of it. An incredibly loud noise from the motor came about just after warranty expired. VERY DISAPPOINTED. $400 for 13 months is TOO EXPENSIVE. I now need another AC unit and I won't be buying this brand again - ever.
Summary: The front panel was jammed on during assembly. Also they photo shopped the box to remove the screw holes, I thought that was a bit dishonest. The remote was the selling point of the unit as It was bought for a bed ridden veteran.
Pros: Blows cold air. and hot air
Cons: The unit is stuck in Celsius. The original remote didn't work. The remote is the only way to change to Fahrenheit. Chris from tech support seemed helpful through our email exchange but in the end it proved fruitless after TWO more remotes were sent to me. Each of them different from the previous ...
Summary: Great product otherwise. Would have given a 4.5 if I could have.
Pros: great 4 in 1, great cooling, great price, great exhaust system that doesn't bleed too much.
Cons: After an hour of AC use in 24 celsius cooling down to 19, tray is overflowing. It is quite a nuissance but still... Also not convinced bout the 12 500. Seems a little much for its actual cooling capability.
Summary: To be brief, PUT A BAFFLE BETWEEN THE HOSES AND THE ROOM AIR INTAKE. Most small portable units put the room air intake on the back of the unit, but they also put the heat exchange hoses back there too, quite close to the room air intake.
Pros: Portable, reasonably quiet, high capacity if installed correctly; I have a nearly identical unit (SEE OTHER THOUGHTS BELOW). Heater works okay, dehumidification is reasonably good. Temperature control works very well. Unit is very easy to use (okay, it's an A/C but some units require a manual to ...
Cons: Poor heat exchanger hose design causes unit to cool inefficiently and use extra power (SEE OTHER THOUGHTS BELOW).
Summary: Window units are definitely more efficient and cheaper. but you need right size and brackets or they will fall down. i dont had to mount the window kit vertically and the hose was about 1 inch extra so i used duct tape. honnestly dont be a afaird to use it .
Pros: -lets start off by saying it does have celcius and farenheight , theres a botton on remote but not on the device itself. - this is great for medium to large rooms with lots of heat, such as my computer room . i have 500 watt gaming computer with lots of other devices . its probably 10-15 degrees ...
Cons: i am new to portable coolers but 12,000 BTU is definetly overrated. i think the fan is weak, the cold air is absolutely unbareble around 2 feet away for more then 5 minutes. dont expect to cool down an living room and kitchen if you cook. however put it on 70 all day and night and your living roo...