Whynter ARC-12S Portable Room Air Conditioner Review

Review and Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Whynter Room Air ConditionerThe 12,000 BTU Whynter ARC-12S is a platinum colored portable air conditioner designed to provide quiet and efficient cooling to any room up to a 400 sq. ft. with no permanent installation.

The Whynter room air conditioner has eco-friendly CFC free R-410A refrigerant, lead-free RoHS compliant components and patented advance auto drain technology which uses and recycles moisture collected during the cooling process to produce cool air.

The Whynter ARC-12S Portable Air Conditioner has dual hose operation provides fast cooling for up to a 400 sq. ft. space (ambient temperature and humidity may influence optimum performance). Customers confirm the portable room air conditioner’s 12,000 BTU of cooling ability really does cool down a room quickly.

Whynter Portable Room Air Conditioner

The only customer issue seems to be with the front louvers which move side to side, but not up and down. This requires raising the unit about 2 feet off the floor during operation to get airflow at a proper height for room cooling.

Whynter ARC-12S Portable Air Conditioner Features

  • 12,000 BTUs of cooling power
  • 3 fan speeds
  • Full thermostatic control (61°F – 89°F) with digital readout
  • 24 hour programmable timer
  • Remote control
  • Three operational modes: air conditioner, fan or dehumidifier
  • Plastic window kit (36″ max.),
  • Carbon air filter and washable pre-filter included
  • Dehumidifying capacity of 91 pints per day
  • Casters for easy mobility

Customer Reviews

“Left the room for about 35-40 minutes and when I returned, it was definitely way more comfortable. I would estimate that it was close to 76 degrees. That cooling rate was tremendously better than the 2 year old window unit that decided to fail on my last month. It runs fairly silent even on high. For the price and overall performance over the past couple of weeks, I give it a solid thumbs up. “

“This portable A/C works great. I sincerely doubt that it will really cool a 450 sq ft area but it does a great job for my bedroom upstairs…which is all I was really concerned with. My bedroom measures 13′ x 12′ or 156 sq ft and it takes about an hour to get from 85° F to 69° F. Setting it up was a breeze. The only problem I had was with the window exhaust kit. The expandable PVC plastic window mount wasn’t long enough to cover the entire height of my bedroom window…it’s about 5 inches too short.”

“Sleek, relatively quiet unit. Cools my entire den (250 sq. ft w/cathedral ceiling) on low within 10 minutes. Easy to install with good instructions. Has both a remote and on-unit controls. I am very happy with this unit and would recommend it to others.”

“This portable A/C has received excellent reviews based on its performance, high EER efficiency, and eco-friendly designs. I have had it for two weeks and it really works! The only issue I have with this A/C is the design of its vents. The vents only allow left/right adjustment; not up/down. Cool air come straight out. If you set the unit on the floor, the cool air can only reach below your waist! How can the unit efficiently cool the space with cool air staying down low? I have to set the unit on a table. Other brands have vents on top and adjustable. I consider this a major design flaw and needs to be corrected.”

Whynter ARC-12S Air Conditioner Buying Information

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