The Whynter ARC-14SH portable air conditioner and heater is designed to provide quiet and effective cooling and heating to any room, with no permanent installation. It features CFC free R-410A refrigerant, lead-free RoHS compliant elements and patented advance automati drain engineering science which uses and recycles moisture assembled for the duration of the cooling procedure to give rise to cool air. Dual hose operation provides fast cooling for up to a 500 sq. ft. space (ambient temperature and humidity may influence optimal performance).
- Amazon Sales Rank: #16062 in Home
- Brand: Whynter
- Model: ARC-14SH
- Released on: 2010-10-23
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 35.50″ h x 19.00″ w x 16.00″ l, 95.00 pounds
- Three operational modes: air conditioner, fan or dehumidifier
- Cooling (61°F – 89°F) and heating (61°F – 77°F) thermostatic control with digital readout, 24 hour programmable timer
- Remote control, upgraded plastic window kit (36″ max.), carbon air filter and washable pre-filter included
- Dehumidifying capacity of 101 pints per day, 3 fan speeds
- Casters for easy mobility
78 of 80 people found the following review helpful.
Powerful but noisy
By Arlo Leach
I have a home office in an attic that’s sun-baked in the summer and drafty in the winter, and this powerful heater/air conditioner can quickly bring the space to a comfortable temperature year-round.
Unfortunately, the unit is quite loud. The AC fan (which runs continuously even when the compressor is off) is so loud I have to turn it off when making a phone call. And the heater (which turns off completely when not in a heating cycle) makes such a jarring noise when it comes on that I jump out of my seat every time. Since the AC noise is more constant, it wouldn’t be a problem if it were further from my desk, but if I had this in a bedroom there’s no way I’d be able to sleep with that heater noise. (Update: after using this for a year, I rarely notice the sound of the heater turning on in my office setting.)
Also, despite the unit being marketed as not needing a water tank or drain for air conditioning, it does occasionally leak water onto the floor. Placing a cookie sheet or an improvised aluminum foil pan underneath is an easy solution, but it took me a while to notice what was happening.
Despite these concerns, I’d buy the same unit again due to its environmental features. The dual-hose design makes it more efficient, and the coolant doesn’t harm the ozone layer. Unless the noise would be a problem in your situation, I’d recommend it.
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful.
Works great in Tucson…
I usually don’t write reviews on products, but this one deserved a good one. We just purchased this for my son’s apartment which only has evaporative cooling (worthless in the desert during the monsoon). His place is a loft in an old brick warehouse – poorly insulted, high ceilings. It was easy to install by venting through an old casement window (we used the attachments plus some foamboard and duct tape to seal an irregular opening). We all expected it to be loud but were very pleasantly surprised by how quietly it ran at full fan speed with the compressor on. Within 20 minutes the upstairs of the loft – an area over 600 sq. ft. – was much cooler in the area near the unit and noticebly cooler farther away. I expect it to do very well after running overnight. It’s going to be up to 107 degrees and humid this week (humid for us is over 40%) so we’ll see how it can deal with the worst that Tucson has to offer. Will update the review later this week (if I remember) but expect good performance based on what we’ve experienced so far.
Also, with Prime, we ordered this yesterday and for $3.99 had it delivered overnight. It came from Washington State and arrived at 3pm… all 110 pounds of it. Extremely well packaged.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful.
This has been a very hot summer and I was going to be scared to look at the next electric bill……..man I was very surprised it only went up $30.00 and this cooler was ran from 7am to 9pm every day! Rated up to 500 sf but it hold it own in keeping a larger area fairly cool, upper 70’s but a lot better then the 110+ out side and the 90+ was the coolest that the swamp cooler could do during the day in my elderly fathers home. Very easy to operate as my father does not do electronics or computers very well. There will be a extra bonus now that this has a heater on it for the winter will be able to get rid of the small costly space heaters that he likes to use. This is a great buy for your money.
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