Honeywell Contempo Air Conditioner Review

Honeywell Contempo Air Conditioner

Honeywell Contempo Air Conditioner Review.

The Honeywell Contempo was a top seller in 2018.

Because of last year’s success, Honeywell has expanded their Contempo air conditioner series w/ more sizes and colors.

Depending on room size, Honeywell offers the following

  • Contempo 10,000 BTU (350 – 450 sq. ft.)
  • Contempo 12,000 BTU (450 – 550 sq. ft.)
  • Contempo 14,000 BTU (550 – 700 sq. ft.)

Even though they’re not the cheapest, they include more powerful features:

– Dual air filters
– Auto evaporation system
– Large capacity dehumidifier
– Quiet operation
– Easy install

In this review I’ll refer to the Honeywell HL12CESWK which is a 12,000 BTU unit — it comes in white or blue.

** FYI: at the bottom created an air conditioner comparison chart for all 11 Honeywell Contempo ACs.

Honeywell Contempo Air Conditioner

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Honeywell HL12CESWG Review:

It includes 3 modes of operation.

cooling (air conditioning), fan, and dehumidifier

The Honeywell Contempo has some mixed reviews, but overall it’s been a top seller on Amazon.

Buyers confirm the window venting kit is easy to install.

The Honeywell 12,000 BTU AC is also quiet when operating.

Installation: 10-15 mins (approx.)

Noise Level: 49 – 52 decibels.

Using the remote control you can select the operation mode (i.e. air conditioning vs. fan) or select a desired temperature.

The Honeywell Contempo air conditioner will auto adjust its speed to reach your desired temp quickly.

Cooling: 450 – 550 sq. ft.

Temp Range: 61°F – 89°F

Overall, the Honeywell HL12CESWG is perfect for cooling medium size rooms.

city apartments, bedrooms, dorms, and home offices.

Honeywell HL14CESWB AC Review

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What’s included:

With purchase of Honeywell Contempo Portable Air Conditioner you’ll receive the following items.

  • Honeywell Air Conditioner (64 pounds)
  • 59″ exhaust hose
  • Washable pre-filters
  • Remote Control
  • Window vent kit
  • AC storage bag

Honeywell HL12CESWG Features:

  • Cooling: 12,000 BTU
  • Room Size: 450 – 550 sq. ft.
  • Temperature: 61°F – 89°F
    • 12°C – 32°C
  • Sleep mode: 49 – 52 dBs
  • Auto-evaporation system
    • Energy efficient = lower electric bills
    • Less condensation
  • Dual filters to protect from dust and hair
  • Caster wheels = portable ac
  • 3 modes of operation
  • Dehumidifier = 86 pints per day
    • Continuous drain option
  • 3 fan speeds

Honeywell Contempo Review

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Honeywell Contempo Air Conditioner:

Overall, the Honeywell Contempo Portable Air Conditioner is a good option for medium size rooms.

AC units are slightly more expensive than others, but are very quick at cooling and include a powerful dehumidifier — beneficial if you live in a higher humidity area! (in a valley or near water)

Comparable dehumidifiers can cost $150-250.

This gives the Honeywell Contempo air conditioners a higher price value.

If you’re looking for a new portable air conditioner that’s durable and for a medium size room, I think the Honeywell Contempo is one of the best choices.

Did we miss anything? Let us know what you think in the comments section!

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Honeywell Portable Air Conditioner – Comparison Chart:

 ColorCooling PowerRoom SizeDehumidifierHeater
HL10CESWKWhite/Black10,000 BTU350 - 450 Sq. Ft.80 PintsNo
HL10CESWWAll White10,000 BTU350 - 450 Sq. Ft.80 PintsNo
HL10CESWBWhite/Blue10,000 BTU350 - 450 Sq. Ft.80 PintsNo
HL12CESWGWhite/Grey12,000 BTU450 - 550 Sq. Ft.86 PintsNo
HL12CESWWAll White12,000 BTU450 - 550 Sq. Ft.86 PintsNo
HL12CESWBWhite/Blue12,000 BTU450 - 550 Sq. Ft.86 PintsNo
HL12CESWKWhite/Black12,000 BTU450 - 550 Sq. Ft.86 PintsNo
HL14CESWWWhite14,000 BTU550 - 700 Sq. Ft.111 PintsNo
HL14CESWKWhite/Black14,000 BTU550 - 700 Sq. Ft.111 PintsNo
HL14CESWBWhite/Blue14,000 BTU550 - 700 Sq. Ft.111 PintsNo
HL14CHESWWAll White14,000 BTU550 - 700 Sq. Ft.111 PintsYes

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