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Costco Members: Midea 12,000 BTU Cooling Inverter Window Air Conditioner EXPIRED

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Note, you must be an active Costco member signed into your account view sale pricing and purchaseMidea Air Conditioner Features:
  • Powerful Cooling, Heating, Dehumidification, and Fan Mode
  • Energy Saving Inverter Technology
  • Control with Smartphone or Voice Assistant
  • 45 dBA Ultra-Quiet Operation
  • Long Distance Airflow up to 20 Feet

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    • Offer is valid through May 13, 2022 or while supplies lasts.
    • Our research indicates that LG 9.5k BTU Dual Inverter Smart Window Air Conditioner is $159 less (35.41% Savings) than the next best price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $449.
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  • LG 9.5k BTU Dual Inverter Smart Window Air Conditioner (LW1022FVSM) $289.99
    • LG Air Conditioner Features:
      • Ultra Quiet LoDecibel Operation: Down to 44dB
      • Up to 25% Energy Savings with DUAL Inverter Technology
      • Wi-Fi Enabled - Works with LG ThinQ, Amazon Alexa and Hey Google
      • Cools Rooms up to 450 Sq Ft (18' x 25')
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Must be Costco member to purchase either.

Midea 12,000 BTU Cooling Inverter Window Air Conditioner $339.99 [costco.com].

LG 9.5k BTU Dual Inverter Smart Window Air Conditioner $289.99 after $110 off
[costco.com]- Expired, OOS

$110 off on LG unit is valid 5/9-5/13 only.

Reverse cycle heat on the Midea only goes down to 40, so this isn't likely to replace your primary heat source. It's still a great innovation in this type of device though.

Both of these energy efficient window inverter air conditioners are tremendous values. The LG unit is currently $449 at the Home Depot!
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RazorConcepts | Staff asked this question on 05-09-2022 at 02:18 PM
05-09-2022 at 02:18 PM
Yes it is a heat pump.... but so is ANY air conditioner. Anything that moves heat from one location to another is a heat pump. What makes this Midea different is that it is an inverter air conditioner, more efficient (uses less power) than a regular non-inverter type. Inverter AC uses maybe 30% less electricity to do the same cooling. Will also be quieter as the compressor speed is variable as opposed to non inverter's always in full speed compressor (on only or off no speed variability).
05-10-2022 at 07:17 AM
The answer above is pedantic. Heat pump in this context means that this unit will also heat your room up to a point. Think about a refrigerator. It's a heat pump that moves heat from the inside of the fridge to your room even though the fridge is cooler than your room. Similarly, a heat pump is an AC that runs in reverse; it will pump heat from the outside into your room even though the outside is cooler. A heat pump will be more efficient than resistive electric heat up to a point but it becomes less useful as the outside weather gets cooler.
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Yes it is a heat pump.... but so is ANY air conditioner. Anything that moves heat from one location to another is a heat pump. What makes this Midea different is that it is an inverter air conditioner, more efficient (uses less power) than a regular non-inverter type. Inverter AC uses maybe 30% less electricity to do the same cooling. Will also be quieter as the compressor speed is variable as opposed to non inverter's always in full speed compressor (on only or off no speed variability).
For what it's worth, I have a dead 1.5 year old Midea chest freezer in my driveway leaking blood for the past week and I can't get anybody to answer my phone calls or talk to me about warranty claims or unit repair. Be sure you have a good protection plan with a company who will respond. Lowe's and Assurant have not been helpful thus far.
U-Shaped is a little more efficient than this one. 15.0 ceer versus 13.3. Probably a savings of $50-$100 per year on electricity, depending on use. Also, the U-Shape comes with its own mounting bracket, the likes of which run $80-$90 everywhere.

While the heat feature sounds interesting, I can't imagine using it for more than a few odd weather days per year, given the limitations.

Lastly, for those considering the LG, check the reviews of nearly identical previous models. Quite underwhelming, to say the least.

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Is the Midea essentially an in-window heat pump?
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Is the Midea essentially an in-window heat pump?
Yes it is a heat pump.... but so is ANY air conditioner. Anything that moves heat from one location to another is a heat pump. What makes this Midea different is that it is an inverter air conditioner, more efficient (uses less power) than a regular non-inverter type. Inverter AC uses maybe 30% less electricity to do the same cooling. Will also be quieter as the compressor speed is variable as opposed to non inverter's always in full speed compressor (on only or off no speed variability).
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Would be amazing if it heated at or below freezing like a mini split. I would consider installing it below an existing window and add a few 2x4s on each side for support.
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Is the Midea essentially an in-window heat pump?
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Yes it is a heat pump.... but so is ANY air conditioner. Anything that moves heat from one location to another is a heat pump. What makes this Midea different is that it is an inverter air conditioner, more efficient (uses less power) than a regular non-inverter type. Inverter AC uses maybe 30% less electricity to do the same cooling. Will also be quieter as the compressor speed is variable as opposed to non inverter's always in full speed compressor (on only or off no speed variability).
What's actually amazing about it is that it is a REVERSIBLE (actually bidirectional) heat pump in a window AC package, albeit with limited capabilities.
This is a bonus though, as the unit is primarily intended as a very efficient and quiet air conditioner.
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Yes it is a heat pump.... but so is ANY air conditioner. Anything that moves heat from one location to another is a heat pump. What makes this Midea different is that it is an inverter air conditioner, more efficient (uses less power) than a regular non-inverter type. Inverter AC uses maybe 30% less electricity to do the same cooling. Will also be quieter as the compressor speed is variable as opposed to non inverter's always in full speed compressor (on only or off no speed variability).
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Would be amazing if it heated at or below freezing like a mini split. I would consider installing it below an existing window and add a few 2x4s on each side for support.
When ran as a heater it is more efficient than a normal electric heater, but that is only in a small range. it is basically taking the "cold" from the house and putting it outside. For this to happen the outside has to be warmer than the expanded coolant, and cools off at a rate proportional to the difference. So if it is 60 inside and 50 outside maybe it could get the coolant down to something like 25, so that would have 25 degrees difference to work with. if it was 40 outside it would have 15, and if it were 30 it would have 5; basically it can't function well in that case. Stronger compression, more surface area, etc. will allow this to go lower, but the same issues apply.
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This Midea is a great deal. Great window unit. Ridiculously quiet. And this is about what I paid for an 8k unit from Amazon Warehouse.
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Is a window unit like the Midea etc a security issue?
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Wish it was the U-shaped Midea window unit. That's a great price for that AC but I think I'm gonna hold out for one of those U-shaped Medea or Danby units...
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Is a window unit like the Midea etc a security issue?
I wouldn't want one in a ground floor window, but the screws that secure it in place are probably as strong as the ones holding the sash lock in place. AC unit or not, a pry bar will pop the window right open.
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Wish it was the U-shaped Midea window unit. That's a great price for that AC but I think I'm gonna hold out for one of those U-shaped Medea or Danby units...
They had a few u shaped 10k units at my local store Saturday for 339
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What's actually amazing about it is that it is a REVERSIBLE (actually bidirectional) heat pump in a window AC package, albeit with limited capabilities.
This is a bonus though, as the unit is primarily intended as a very efficient and quiet air conditioner.
Do you have any info about how useful the heat pump is? I'm considering this one solely for that for use in mild falls in the South of the US - hoping it'd be good enough for use during the day in an separate office room.

Can't find any reviews of this particular Midea unit. If the heat functionality is more of a gimmick, I'd prefer the quieter LG dual inverter that (seems to be) even more even efficient.
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When ran as a heater it is more efficient than a normal electric heater, but that is only in a small range. it is basically taking the "cold" from the house and putting it outside. For this to happen the outside has to be warmer than the expanded coolant, and cools off at a rate proportional to the difference. So if it is 60 inside and 50 outside maybe it could get the coolant down to something like 25, so that would have 25 degrees difference to work with. if it was 40 outside it would have 15, and if it were 30 it would have 5; basically it can't function well in that case. Stronger compression, more surface area, etc. will allow this to go lower, but the same issues apply.
Is that example of 25 degrees realistic to this Midea model?
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Is this like one of those quiet midea U shaped units? This one is not U shaped.
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