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De'Longhi Pinguino 500 sq ft 4 in 1 All Season Use: Air Conditioner, Heater, Dehumidifier, Fan $349.99

$349.99
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https://www.costco.com/De%27Longh...98741.html

$349.99 After $50 OFF
$50 manufacturer's savings** is valid 4/19/18 through 5/13/18. While supplies last.
Shipping & Handling: $19.99*
Features:
3-Year Warranty
Cools Rooms Up To 500 Square Feet In Total Area
4-in-1: Cooling, Dehumidifying, Fan and Heat Mode
Save Energy By Cooling Just The Room You're In
Designed For Quiet Operation​
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Created 04-20-2018 at 05:03 PM by ph413
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Why no love for this deal? Seems excellent value especially given the 3 year *costco* warranty. Shipping hurts, but some stores are carrying it as well.
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Does anyone have this or did anyone buy this and have been using it? I'm debating on spending extra and getting an LG. I've never been disappointed in my LG window unit but wanted to get one that uses a heat pump since the infrared heating units are a fire hazard. The LG is $600 but is also much better, 14k cooling and 12k cooling vs 7200k cooling and heating(at least what I was told).
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I bought one and it will be here on Thursday.
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Does anyone have this or did anyone buy this and have been using it? I'm debating on spending extra and getting an LG. I've never been disappointed in my LG window unit but wanted to get one that uses a heat pump since the infrared heating units are a fire hazard. The LG is $600 but is also much better, 14k cooling and 12k cooling vs 7200k cooling and heating(at least what I was told).
The description claims there is a difference in measurements now and this would rate as 12,500 btu/h using the old method. Sounds right considering they say it's for a 500 sq ft area.
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Although this deal is long past here is my experience with this specific unit for future reference.

Unit only expels water through the vent in ac mode. In heat pump mode the unit rapidly, within 40-60 minutes, collects water internally and shuts down. User must then access a drain plug at the very bottom rear and manually drain. Very difficult. Per Delonghi a permanent drain hose can not be affixed since the unit must retain some water internally for cooling of the compressor. They went out of their way to send me a letter warning me the warranty would be voided by using a drain hose.

Another serious defect is the vent hose kit. It connects with the most flimsy bayonet style connector imaginable and the hose is too short to reach all but the lowest window. Vent can be physically extended but violates operation manual and doing so will drop efficiency dramatically.

Excessive air leakage from the vent connection even if you can manage to keep hose connected at all.

Vent hose must be insulated, insulation not included.

If you don't mind installing the included vent coupler permanently through the wall or the floor with a 5" hole ( if you have a subspace vented to the outside ) then you can overcome some of the most serious venting limitations with a vent run of one or two feet. Most pp won't or can't install a permanent vent terminus to keep the vent hose short.

It's constantly expelling conditioned air outside. Not efficient.

Only one functional fan speed HI and its loud.

If you can get around the above limitations in your installation and use this only as a portable ac, but not heat pump or dehumidifier, at $350 it was a good price. I was going to install the vent terminus in the floor of a closet and run a vent drain with a quick release valve that I would have to operate at least once an hour manually in heat mode but ultimately decided that it wasn't worth the effort. After a month of fighting with the vent kit attached to the window kit in ac mode I gave up and returned the unit.



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Does anyone have this or did anyone buy this and have been using it? I'm debating on spending extra and getting an LG. I've never been disappointed in my LG window unit but wanted to get one that uses a heat pump since the infrared heating units are a fire hazard. The LG is $600 but is also much better, 14k cooling and 12k cooling vs 7200k cooling and heating(at least what I was told).
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