Shinco SPF2-12C Portable Air Conditioner Review

Shinco 12000 BTU Air Conditioner

Shinco SPF2-12C Review.

The Shinco SPF2-12C Air Conditioner is a newer ac model, but has lots of positive reviews.

For a compact AC unit, it’s very high-powered — perfect for cooling large areas up to 550 sq. ft.

Good option for homes with open-layouts or rooms w/ high ceilings.

Shinco AC: 12,000 BTU

Room size: 400 – 550 sq. ft.

As a portable air conditioner, it runs quietly under 52 decibels on low settings + includes a new sleep mode.

Shinco SPF2 air conditioner units are available in 3 sizes:

Shinco Air ConditionerPowerRoom SizeDehumidifier
SPF2-08C8,000 BTU200 – 350 sq. ft.60 pints daily
SPF2-10C10,000 BTU300 – 450 sq. ft.75 pints daily
SPF2-12C12,000 BTU450 – 550 sq. ft.90 pints daily

All sizes have the same features, but different size motors.

For my review I’ll refer to the Shinco 12,000 BTU portable ac (SPF2-12C)

Shinco SPF2-12C Air Conditioner

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Shinco SPF2-12C Portable AC:

Portable air conditioners are starting to increase in popularity because of their affordable prices.

They have similar cooling capacity as window units — they’re also easy to install (no carrying) + much quieter, making them better for bedrooms.

In terms of installation, the Shinco SPF2-12C comes mostly preassembled.

Installation: 5 – 10 minutes

Some portable air conditioners require a longer set up, but not this one — even as a larger 12,000 BTU unit it takes only a few mins to get up and running.

Once installed, operating is also very easy.

It comes with easy-to-use LED controls (located on the machine) and a remote control — you’re able to adjust nearly all the functions w/ the remote:

adjusting the 24-hour timer, ac speed, or switch modes (air conditioner, dehumidifier, or 3 fan speeds)

Shinco SPF2-12C Portable Air Conditioner

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Shinco SPF2-12C Air Conditioner:

The Shinco SPF2-12C air conditioner weighs 61 pounds, but it’s fairly compact.

Buyers say it fits snuggly against a wall or corner — thanks to its high powered motor, it’s able to disperse lower temps throughout the room (even if sitting in the corner).

It comes w/ simple LED controls which let you change settings in the dark.

You can also use the remote control to change function, speeds, or set it on sleep mode.

It also includes a built-in dehumidifier which removes up to 90 pints of moisture each day. (10+ gallons!) 

As a bedroom ac unit, buyers love having the “silent mode” to keep noise below 52 decibels. For a 12,000 BTU air conditioner, 52 dBs is impressive!

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What’s included:

When you purchase the Shinco Portable Air Conditioner, here’s what you can expect to get.

  • Shinco AC Unit (61 lbs)
    • R410a refrigerant
  • Exhaust hose + install kit
  • Remote Control
  • Washable filters (not all acs offer this!)
    • Remove and rinse reusable filters

Shinco SPF2-12C Review:

  • Power: 12,000 BTU
  • Room Size: 200 – 350 sq. ft.
  • Pricing: Affordable
  • Self-evaporative system
    • More efficient cooling
  • 3 modes of operation
    • Air conditioner
    • Fan, Dehumidifier
  • Dehumidifier = 90 pints per day
  • Silent Mode (below ≤ 52 dBs)
  • Remove & rinse filters
  • 3 fan speeds

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Shinco Portable AC SPF2-12C

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Shinco SPF2-12C Air Conditioner Review:

Even though the Shinco SPF2-12C portable air conditioner is a newer model, it’s gotten mostly all positive ratings from buyers.

Personally I think the Shinco air conditioner offers good price value.

It cools rooms fast + the built-in dehumidifier removes 10+ gallons of air moisture per day. For anyone living in humid areas (near water or in a valley), the built-in dehumidifier will be very useful in summer.

For anyone looking for a large room air conditioner, I think the Shinco SPF2-12C is a valid option.

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