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 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.
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 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.
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Honeywell Portable Air Conditioner – Comparison Chart:
|Color||Cooling Power||Room Size||Dehumidifier||Heater|
|HL10CESWK||White/Black||10,000 BTU||350 - 450 Sq. Ft.||80 Pints||No|
|HL10CESWW||All White||10,000 BTU||350 - 450 Sq. Ft.||80 Pints||No|
|HL10CESWB||White/Blue||10,000 BTU||350 - 450 Sq. Ft.||80 Pints||No|
|HL12CESWG||White/Grey||12,000 BTU||450 - 550 Sq. Ft.||86 Pints||No|
|HL12CESWW||All White||12,000 BTU||450 - 550 Sq. Ft.||86 Pints||No|
|HL12CESWB||White/Blue||12,000 BTU||450 - 550 Sq. Ft.||86 Pints||No|
|HL12CESWK||White/Black||12,000 BTU||450 - 550 Sq. Ft.||86 Pints||No|
|HL14CESWW||White||14,000 BTU||550 - 700 Sq. Ft.||111 Pints||No|
|HL14CESWK||White/Black||14,000 BTU||550 - 700 Sq. Ft.||111 Pints||No|
|HL14CESWB||White/Blue||14,000 BTU||550 - 700 Sq. Ft.||111 Pints||No|
|HL14CHESWW||All White||14,000 BTU||550 - 700 Sq. Ft.||111 Pints||Yes|