Whynter ARC-14S Portable Air Conditioner
Introducing the Whynter 14000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner.
It was a top seller last year and was recently upgraded ~ includes eco-friendly w/ R-410A refrigerant (RoHS compliant components).
Buyers say it’s one of the best dual hose portable air conditioner units.
The Whynter 14,000 BTU air conditioner is offered in 3 models:
- Whynter ARC-14S: without heater
- Whynter ARC-14SH: with heater
- ARC-143MX: with antimicrobial filter
Each unit is a bit expensive, but is large-capacity and quickly cools rooms up to 500 sq. ft.
For my review I’ll focus on the Whynter ARC-14S air conditioning unit.
Whynter ARC-14S Review:
The Whynter ARC-14S air conditioner provides 5 modes of operation.
air conditioner, fan, dehumidifier, and heater
Some mixed reviews online, but overall it’s a top seller with high-power capability.
Buyers say it’s fast to set up and very effective in medium and large rooms — excellent for bedrooms because of its low noise.
In terms of power, it’s one of the best portable air conditioners for large rooms.
Room Size: 450 – 500 sq. ft.
Temp Range: 61°F – 89°F
Buyers say that it’s very good at cooling rooms with high ceiling very quickly and efficiently — many use it as their bedroom ac unit or in the main room of their house.
The Whynter portable ac is also great for high ceiling + open-home layouts.
With 14,000 BTU cooling power, it can cools areas by quickly circulating air evenly throughout the room.
Another benefit of the Whynter ARC-14S is the new dehumidifier — it can remove 100 pints of air moisture each day. (much more than similar ac units).
Dehumidifier: 100 pints daily
Buyers say it’s very efficient and using the remote control, can easily select the operation mode.
Whynter ARC-14S Air Conditioner Review:
The Whynter portable air conditioner comes with 2 types of air filters:
1.) Carbon air filter – when circulating air, this ac filter removes air contaminants, pollutants and dust.
2.) Reusable pre-filter – helps provide a secondary level of protection. It traps smaller airborne particles such as allergens (pollen, ragweed, and pet dander)
The Whynter portable air conditioner even includes a thermostat controller which lets your desired temperature.
On the LED screen you’ll see the current temp — you can set the new temp on the machine or using the remote control.
Buyers love that it’s a fairly quiet portable air conditioner.
On max power, the sound level will never go above 56 decibels — comparable ac units are well above 60 (even on low settings).
Because of its low noise, many buyers use it as their bedroom ac unit. Some even use it as a secondary ac unit.
Also comes with 3 fan speeds.
Whynter Portable Air Conditioner:
- Model: Whynter ARC-14S/ARC-14SH
- Power: 14,000 BTU
- Modes: air conditioner, fan or dehumidifier.
- Cooling: 61°F – 89°F
- Heating: 61°F – 77°F (Whynter ARC-14SH)
- Quiet operation: <56 dBA
- Dehumidifier: 100 pints per day
- Thermostatic controller with digital readout
- Energy-efficiency rate of 8.9 BTU/Wh
- Carbon + washable pre-filters
- 3-fan speeds
- 24-hr timer
- Whynter portable air conditioner
- Installation parts
- Extendable exhaust hose
- Window kit and insulation parts
- Remote control with batteries
- Smooth glide wheels = portable ac
ARC-14S Whynter Portable AC Review:
Overall the Whynter portable ac is looking to be one of the best sellers this year.
The powerful cooling system makes it a high end ac unit — even at 14,000 BTU, many air conditioners have difficulty cooling areas larger than 400 sq. ft. (and very few do it quietly).
Having a built-in dehumidifier is nice added value too.
If you’re looking for a powerful air conditioner to cool a large area, I think the Whynter ARC-14SH is worth taking a look at.
It was sold out for a couple weeks last year which is usually a good sign.