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The leading attribute of this model is its compact size and dual hose system which facilitates greater space utilization and more efficient cooling. With 13,000 BTU of cooling power, the Whynter ARC-131GD is an ideal solution for the warm spots in your home or office. Portable and easy to set up, this is one of the few portable air conditioners that offers cooling relief for any area where excess humidity and heat cannot be remedied by traditional air conditioning. This unit features the advance self-evaporating technology, which uses and recycles moisture collected during cooling process to produce cool air. It comes equipped with all of the great features of the Whynter air conditioner line. This unit can cool up to a 420 sq. ft. space (ambient temperature and humidity may influence optimum performance).

Patented auto drain function fully exhausts all condensate automatically in most environments
13,000 BTU cooling capacity
Casters for easy mobility
4 fan speeds
Full thermostatic control 61F - 89F
24 hour programmable timer
Remote control lets you easily adjust the temperature and function mode
Activated carbon air filter which removes odors and washable pre-filter
Auto restart after power outage
91 pt. / day dehumidifying capacity
Dual hose operation
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Edit: my explanation below is wrong, see smallcapguru's explanation below:




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The way these things work is effectively like a reverse heater. It takes the air from outside and heats it up with the heat from the air inside your house/apartment. Releasing the cooled air inside and the warm air back outside.

If the air it takes in is already warm (in the case of a single-hose) then that air can't hold as much heat when it is exhausted.

That being said, I use a single-hose 8000 BTU unit and it cools my bedroom ~120 sqft just fine.

Dual-hose and higher BTU are best. Like I said above, a single-hose 8000 BTU unit is good enough for my bedroom.

This is MUCH louder than a white-noise machine... You've heard AC units kick on, well, the entire unit is in your bedroom (vs on the outside). It is a constant drone (reminds me of an airplane)
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I have this one, a little loud for sleep but overall a great AC
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Is this a good deal? I'm looking for a small unit to cool a small upstairs bedroom about 10 degrees or so.

I can't get an in-window unit because they are banned in my complex but I've never used one of these hose ones before so I don't know what to look for.

We are used to sleeping with a white noise machine so noise isn't really a factor for us, and we have very low humidity so don't need to worry about that.
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What's the benefit of dual hose?
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Edit: my explanation below is wrong, see smallcapguru's explanation below:

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On any non-heat pump AC unit, it'll have a condensing coil(hot) and an evaporator coil (cool). Assuming that the unit is moderately air tight, a dual hose unit allows suction of air over the condensing coil from outside air and expels it (hot) back outside. The inside coil (evaporator coil) is always taking inside and spitting (cooler) air back inside. With a single hose system, the unit is pulling air from inside the room to provide the air to throw out. Some of that air is already cooled air so it's losing efficiency.

There are now inverter based units that are far less noisy (and more energy efficient) with the kick on/off (compressors are very loud).

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What's the benefit of dual hose?
The way these things work is effectively like a reverse heater. It takes the air from outside and heats it up with the heat from the air inside your house/apartment. Releasing the cooled air inside and the warm air back outside.

If the air it takes in is already warm (in the case of a single-hose) then that air can't hold as much heat when it is exhausted.

That being said, I use a single-hose 8000 BTU unit and it cools my bedroom ~120 sqft just fine.
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Is this a good deal? I'm looking for a small unit to cool a small upstairs bedroom about 10 degrees or so.

I can't get an in-window unit because they are banned in my complex but I've never used one of these hose ones before so I don't know what to look for.

We are used to sleeping with a white noise machine so noise isn't really a factor for us, and we have very low humidity so don't need to worry about that.
Dual-hose and higher BTU are best. Like I said above, a single-hose 8000 BTU unit is good enough for my bedroom.

This is MUCH louder than a white-noise machine... You've heard AC units kick on, well, the entire unit is in your bedroom (vs on the outside). It is a constant drone (reminds me of an airplane)
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What's the benefit of dual hose?
You pull outside air in as your cooling air and then push the warm air out. Single hose units pull air from the room to cool from then push the warm air out through the single hose. Problem is that room air you use has to come back in from somewhere.
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I wonder if I buy a wall unit or portable unit at the exact same btu \ brand... which would cost more electricity?

I need a new ac unit but electricity friendly. Willing to select portable or wall unit
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I wonder if I buy a wall unit or portable unit at the exact same btu \ brand... which would cost more electricity?

I need a new ac unit but electricity friendly. Willing to select portable or wall unit
Would like to know this as well, my parents window unit went out so trying to figure out what would be best.
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I wonder if I buy a wall unit or portable unit at the exact same btu \ brand... which would cost more electricity?

I need a new ac unit but electricity friendly. Willing to select portable or wall unit
Wall units are great. because central doesn't get every room for me.

But the issue with wall unit is, it costs ~ $600 w/ installation at the cheapest by uncertified gray area laborers hahahaha..

It's a simple enough machine that I'd trust them to do it.. I just wonder if the pipe will look nice.
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Not this same model, but the brand made all 3 of wirecutter's recommendation https://thewirecutter.com/reviews...nditioner/
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The way these things work is effectively like a reverse heater. It takes the air from outside and heats it up with the heat from the air inside your house/apartment. Releasing the cooled air inside and the warm air back outside.
If the air it takes in is already warm (in the case of a single-hose) then that air can't hold as much heat when it is exhausted.
That being said, I use a single-hose 8000 BTU unit and it cools my bedroom ~120 sqft just fine.
This is MUCH louder than a white-noise machine... You've heard AC units kick on, well, the entire unit is in your bedroom (vs on the outside). It is a constant drone (reminds me of an airplane)
Close, but not quite. On any non-heat pump AC unit, it'll have a condensing coil(hot) and an evaporator coil (cool). Assuming that the unit is moderately air tight, a dual hose unit allows suction of air over the condensing coil from outside air and expels it (hot) back outside. The inside coil (evaporator coil) is always taking inside and spitting (cooler) air back inside. With a single hose system, the unit is pulling air from inside the room to provide the air to throw out. Some of that air is already cooled air so it's losing efficiency.

There are now inverter based units that are far less noisy (and more energy efficient) with the kick on/off (compressors are very loud).
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Close, but not quite. On any non-heat pump AC unit, it'll have a condensing coil(hot) and an evaporator coil (cool). Assuming that the unit is moderately air tight, a dual hose unit allows suction of air over the condensing coil from outside air and expels it (hot) back outside. The inside coil (evaporator coil) is always taking inside and spitting (cooler) air back inside. With a single hose system, the unit is pulling air from inside the room to provide the air to throw out. Some of that air is already cooled air so it's losing efficiency.

There are now inverter based units that are far less noisy (and more energy efficient) with the kick on/off (compressors are very loud).
Ahh, thanks for the correction. I've updated my post.
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