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Whynter Elite 12,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner - $349.00 @ Amazon (Backorderable)

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Whynter Elite ARC-122DHP 12,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner and Heater, Dehumidifier, Fan with Activated Carbon Filter [amazon.com]. $349.00 @ Amazon. Prime eligible.

One of the best deals I've seen on a dual hose portable A/C. Even though it's temporarily out of stock, you can still order it at this price and they'll ship it when it comes back in stock.

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Mixed reviews on amazon
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Mixed reviews on amazon
The entire concept of a portable AC in general has mixed reviews. Most of the negatives are due to the overall design of how portable ACs work. I can't find a portable AC that doesn't have mixed reviews. If your application can fit a window AC, definitely go with that instead as they are more efficient.

For people that can't fit a window AC, these might be the only option.
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yes portable ac sucks but sometimes you have no choice. my 12000 btu portable cools about the same or slightly worse than my 6000 btu window unit.
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The entire concept of a portable AC in general has mixed reviews. Most of the negatives are due to the overall design of how portable ACs work. I can't find a portable AC that doesn't have mixed reviews. If your application can fit a window AC, definitely go with that instead as they are more efficient.

For people that can't fit a window AC, these might be the only option.
That's exactly right. I did a bunch of research on portable AC's a year ago and they ALL have mixed reviews. I ended up getting a Whynter 14,000 BTU dual hose AC and honestly, it's perfect. Sure it's not as efficient as an in-window AC, but I knew that going into it.
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Your better off getting a window AC. Way more efficient, less clutter, and most of the time cheaper when comparing square footage. I've had 3 window units and one of these(exact same only older model) basically they slow down and the maintenance is more. My room cools wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy faster with the window ac compared to the portable unit; especially in the summer.
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I never knew that about portable vs window units.... On a side note tho, I have one of their 95 pint dehumidifiers and it's awesome! I would trust their other stuff too
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Only thing is I saw some article (I forget if by consumer reports or wsj or who, that said basically all portable ones are no good and can't lower temps very low. I wonder if they meant on its own, though. I have air conditioning and was going to use one of these in addition to it, but maybe these can't get it low either way because the air coming out of it, itself, won't be low enough to cool to how I want? Bottom line is if I can't get it down around 70 even if the temp outside is 95-100, there's no point. This crappy air conditioning I have has had some days recently where the temps in here were only around 12 degrees lower than outside, at times, and most of the time when 90+ it's been up around 76-78 when running every second of the day.
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Your better off getting a window AC. Way more efficient, less clutter, and most of the time cheaper when comparing square footage. I've had 3 window units and one of these(exact same only older model) basically they slow down and the maintenance is more. My room cools wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy faster with the window ac compared to the portable unit; especially in the summer.
Most people have no choice or they would get a window unit. I've had a window unit in the past and it got my room so freezing I wish I could have one now, trust me.
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Most people have no choice or they would get a window unit. I've had a window unit in the past and it got my room so freezing I wish I could have one now, trust me.
Some days I just go hang out in the produce/dairy rooms in Costco where they set the entire room to like 4ºC.
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doubles as a heater too... on the fence about this, i need an ac for a bedroom, but thinking i will try to hack a window one in place (horizontal sliding window)

nice thing about portable is i can remove it in the winter time with ease

hard to find a dual-hose portable at this price, very good deal
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i wouldnt recommend this portable AC from Whynter.Whynter company does not stand by their products.
I bought whynter ARC-110WD portable AC From amazon.worst purchase of my life.Doesnt cool at all.called whynter multiple times, they want me to ship it back to them .which will cost more than the cost of AC.

I also bought extneded warranty from Asurion.When i bought extended warranty , it said it will cover 3 years AFTER manufacturer warranty (which is 1 year).but after 1 year somehow on amazon the description of the item i purchased converted to 2 year optical plan.when i called asurion they said the warranty is from day of purchase and is 2 year only.

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Can anybody tell me if this portable air conditioner is better than my Honeywell MN10CESWW MN series 10,000 BTU?
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The entire concept of a portable AC in general has mixed reviews. Most of the negatives are due to the overall design of how portable ACs work. I can't find a portable AC that doesn't have mixed reviews. If your application can fit a window AC, definitely go with that instead as they are more efficient.

For people that can't fit a window AC, these might be the only option.
also in some apartments in some cities the building management does not permit installation of window ACs. I have no option but to get a portable one for my SO for kitchen as it gets hot during summer
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Can anybody tell me if this portable air conditioner is better than my Honeywell MN10CESWW MN series 10,000 BTU?
That is only single hose, which causes outside air to leech into the house. This can be a big deal if you're trying to cool a space larger than one room. See here [allergyandair.com] for more detail on single vs. dual hose. It also has less BTU and doesn't have heating function. Whynter is probably the best brand in portable ACs.
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