Black+Decker Portable Air Conditioner Review : BPACT08WT

Black and Decker Portable AC Review.

The Black & Decker 3-in-1 portable AC units were top sellers last year.

For 2020 they expanded their portable AC series to include more sizes for larger rooms — still the BPACT08WT appears to be the most popular.

Black and Decker offers this AC unit in 4 sizes:

Black+Decker AC Cooling Power Room Size
BPACT08WT8000 BTU150 sq. ft.
BPACT10WT10,000 BTU300 sq. ft.
BPACT12WT12,000 BTU400 sq. ft.
BPACT14WT14,000 BTU550 sq. ft.

As a 3-in-1 portable air conditioner, you can choose from the following modes:

air conditioning, dehumidify, 3 fan speeds

What’s surprising is how affordable they are — compared to similar BTU sizes, each is 10-15% cheaper.

For this review I’ll refer to the BPACT08WT (8000 BTU) portable unit.

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Black and Decker BPACT08WT Review:

The 8,000 BTU is perfect for smaller rooms.

Reading buyer reviews I notice a lot of purchases are for city apartments — many buyers love how quickly it’s able to cool rooms in peak summer months.

Coverage: 150 square feet

Room size: 15 x 10 ft.

Noise Level: 54 – 75 dBs (on high)

FYI — I’m using info found on Black and Decker website. Some info online is incorrect (i.e. actual room size is 15 x 10 ft.)

Buyers confirm it’s easy to install.

Takes only 10-15 minutes to install (comes 95% preassembled!).

All models come w/ a remote control and allow you to set your desired room temperature.

other models include a remote, but only allow you to increase/decrease power.

Buyers confirm that once you set the temperature, the BPACT08WT is quick to get there — reading buyer reviews, it takes only 5-10 mins to reach it.

Temperature: 62°F – 88°F

Here’s a few scenarios in which I think Black & Decker 8000 BTU would be a good fit for.

bedrooms, city apartments or flats, medium-size living rooms, dorm rooms, or garage activities (like ping pong)

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What’s included:

The Black and Decker Portable AC unit comes 95% preassembled — here’s a run-down of what to expect in the box.

  • BPACT08WT Unit (52.9 pounds)
  • Window kit w/ exhaust hose
    • Hose is 5 ft. long
  • Water drain hose
  • Remote control
  • Water bin (for dehumidify mode)
  • 4 caster wheels

Black & Decker Portable AC Features:

  • Model: BPACT08WT
  • Capacity: 8000 BTU
  • Area Size: 100 – 150 square feet
  • Rooms: 15 x 10 ft.
  • Temperature: 62°F – 88°F
  • Remote control
    • Adjustable temperature settings
  • Refrigerant = R410a
  • Slide-out, washable air filters
  • Compatible for most windows
    • Double hung
    • Sliding windows
  • Caster wheels = portable ac
  • 3 fan speeds

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Black & Decker BPACT08WT Review:

I personally think the Black and Decker Portable ACs are some of the best options available online — Amazon had the best price compared to other sites (in the USA).

If there’s a notable downside, it’s the noise level.

Black & Decker’s portable AC is louder than comparable models.

At 75 decibels it’s loud, but that’s running at max power — might be loud initially, but to maintain temperature it likely ranges 54 to 60 dBs.

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Overall, I think the Black and Decker BPACT08WT is perfect for most scenarios. It’s quick to cool rooms and runs quietly when maintaining a cooler temperature.

Lots of positive buyer reviews and the price is very reasonable!

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