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Whynter ARC12S Eco-Friendly 12000BTU Portable Air Conditioner
The Whynter ARC-12S 12000BTU Portable Air Conditioner features the eco-friendly CFC-free GREEN R-410A refrigerant and lead-free RoHS compliant components. This unit features the patented auto-drain technology, which uses and recycles moisture collected during the cooling process to produce cool air; it fully exhausts all condensate automatically in most environments.
  • Portable air conditioner
  • Color: platinum
  • 12,000BTU cooling
  • 3 Operational modes: air conditioner, fan or dehumidifier
  • 3 Fan speeds
  • Digital and remote control
  • LCDI (Leakage-Current Detection and Interruption) plug
  • Dehumidifying capacity: 91 pints per day
  • Designed to provide quiet and efficient cooling to any room, with no permanent installation
  • Activated carbon air filter and washable pre-filter
  • Full thermostatic control (61-89°F)
  • Casters for easy mobility
  • 24-Hour programmable timer
  • Noise level: < 52-1/2 dBA
  • Auto restart after power outage
  • Extendable exhaust hose (up to 49")
  • Plastic window kit included (maximum length: 36")
  • Refrigerant: R-410A
  • Air flow at high speed: 320 m3/h
  • Maximum power consumption: 1080W/ 9.5A
  • Power supply: 115V, 60Hz, 1 phase
  • Uses AC power
  • Made in China
  • Assembly required.
  • Weight: 62 lbs
  • 17"W x 31"H x 15.5"D
additional information
1 Year Warranty

Product Manual (PDF)

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Whynter ARC12S Eco-Friendly 12000BTU Portable Air Conditioner Platinum
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cools the whole room (11)
  • Energy efficient (11)
  • Easy to install (7)
  • Easy window installation (6)
  • Accurate temperature controls (5)

Cons

  • Heavy (5)
  • Loud (5)

Best Uses

  • Any room (5)
  • Small room (5)
  • Bedroom (4)
  • Server room (4)
  • Smaller rooms / apartments (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (8), Budget shopper (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Easy to use, Easy to buy.

We got a couple of these for the office. Window units are so unsightly. Installation was easy enough that anyone who can read can do it. Cooled two different sized office rooms at...Read complete review

We got a couple of these for the office. Window units are so unsightly. Installation was easy enough that anyone who can read can do it. Cooled two different sized office rooms at approximately the same speed. One was 150sq' and the other was closer to 220sqft. Did an impressive job dropping temperatures within the first 20 mins of use. We can use speakerphones even when the unit is in use, no one has commented on any background noise. Best of all is the price was incredible. Very happy.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Costly, Loud, and doesn't cool well

I have the unit in a 11*11 bedroom. It is VERY noisy, almost to the point of not being able to sleep. The unit also gets condensation all over the front, where...Read complete review

I have the unit in a 11*11 bedroom. It is VERY noisy, almost to the point of not being able to sleep. The unit also gets condensation all over the front, where the cool air comes out.
I have another 11000 BTU window shaker that cools MOST of the apartment , but doesn't get to the bedrooms, so I purchased this 12000 BTU a/c.
I must say I figured the unit would be cooler than the 11000 BTU one. IT IS NOT.
It does cool the one bedroom that it is in. But for the cost and the size of the unit, it is NOT worth the purchase price. Had I to do it again , with the knowledge I have gained about the unit, I would DEFINITELY NOT buy this product.

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4.0

Pretty Cool

By Catpol

from Grand Rapids, MI

About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

Verified Buyer
Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Cools the Whole Room
  • Easily Portable
  • Easy Window Installation
  • Energy Efficient

Cons

  • Uneven Cooling

Best Uses

  • Small Room

Comments about Whynter ARC12S Eco-Friendly 12000BTU Portable Air Conditioner Platinum:

It worked best for the room it was aimed towards. Very cold. But if it wasn't aimed equally, it didn't cool equally. If you aimed it to the room on the right, it was warm in the room on the left. The dehumidifying part worked well. It's best for small apartments.

 
5.0

Very Good Airconditioner

By Luhar80

from Shirley, NY

About Me Value Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Temperature Controls
  • Cools the Whole Room
  • Easily Portable
  • Easy Window Installation
  • Energy Efficient
  • Even Air Distribution
  • Keeps Cool

Cons

  • Loud

Best Uses

  • Small Room

Comments about Whynter ARC12S Eco-Friendly 12000BTU Portable Air Conditioner Platinum:

Like the product very much

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

cools really well, quiet for a portable

By ZeroesandOnes

from Milipitas, CA

About Me IT Expert

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Server Room

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • Data Closet
    • Entertainment
    • Greenhouse
    • Server Room

    Comments about Whynter ARC12S Eco-Friendly 12000BTU Portable Air Conditioner Platinum:

    Works well taking the temperature down in heat generating room. Nice and small but surprisingly strong. Good stuff.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best thing ever

    By GSpence

    from Twin Cities, MN

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Low Power Consumption
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
      • Server Room
      • Wire Closet

      Comments about Whynter ARC12S Eco-Friendly 12000BTU Portable Air Conditioner Platinum:

      I've never used a portable unit before, but it's great!!! I'm so glad my brother recommended this. It works way better than a window unit and no unsightly unit hanging out your window or wall. Cools impressively fast and was pretty easy to install for a first timer. very happy and cool.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Works Great

      By N/A

      from Dallas, Texas

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Low Power Consumption

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Whynter ARC12S Eco-Friendly 12000BTU Portable Air Conditioner Platinum:

        Cools, not terribly loud, easy to move around.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Costly, Loud, and doesn't cool well

        By GK SMEAGOL

        from Manhattan, IL

        About Me Average joe

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

        • Bulky
        • Condensation All Over
        • Very loud

        Best Uses

        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Whynter ARC12S Eco-Friendly 12000BTU Portable Air Conditioner Platinum:

        I have the unit in a 11*11 bedroom. It is VERY noisy, almost to the point of not being able to sleep. The unit also gets condensation all over the front, where the cool air comes out.
        I have another 11000 BTU window shaker that cools MOST of the apartment , but doesn't get to the bedrooms, so I purchased this 12000 BTU a/c.
        I must say I figured the unit would be cooler than the 11000 BTU one. IT IS NOT.
        It does cool the one bedroom that it is in. But for the cost and the size of the unit, it is NOT worth the purchase price. Had I to do it again , with the knowledge I have gained about the unit, I would DEFINITELY NOT buy this product.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Cooling Off

        By TKMC81

        from State College, PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

        • Loud

        Best Uses

        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Whynter ARC12S Eco-Friendly 12000BTU Portable Air Conditioner Platinum:

        I live in an apartment complex that does not have central air conditioning. I have one window unit in the living room and I absolutely hate being hot, so I purchased the portable AC for my bedroom. Now I don't melt at night and can cool my bedroom quickly (as long as the door is closed). I wish it was a little quieter, but it's not horrible enough to send back.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Whynter ARC12S one of the Better Ones.

        By giulianr

        from New Hyde Park, N.Y.

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accurate Temperature Controls
        • Cools the Whole Room
        • Easy To Install
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Any Room

        Comments about Whynter ARC12S Eco-Friendly 12000BTU Portable Air Conditioner Platinum:

        Cools and dehumidifies the whole basement. Does get colder than most portables. It is a well designed unit. The finish is not the best but acceptable.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent AC...window kit is only flaw

        By C9000

        from Farmington Hills, MI

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive design
        • Cools the Whole Room
        • Excellent value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Any Room

          Comments about Whynter ARC12S Eco-Friendly 12000BTU Portable Air Conditioner Platinum:

          This air conditioner cools a room very quickly. It has numerous settings that are nice (sleep timer, dehumidifier, temperature control). The unit does not have up/down directional vents, but I did not find this to be an issue. I think for the price it is an excellent 12,000 BTU unit. The exhaust tube is a bit thicker than the drawings I've seen (including in the manual). The only thing I did not like was the window kit. It's just a piece of plastic with a hole in it. I bought air conditioner insulation and put it inside the plastic window kit and taped it in with white duct tape. Otherwise, it's just a thin piece of plastic where you can hear outside noise through it. I also found the extender to be useless on it own because it's narrower than the main piece it extends from resulting in gaps on the sides of the extender (tape & insulation required for this too). Some have complained it is loud in reviews I have read, but I found it neither louder or quieter than the typical air conditioner I have been around. It makes noise, but it doesn't seem excessively loud. Overall, for the price and features, it is a 5.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Does not get much easier

          By Geyser

          from Daly City, CA

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Pros

          • Cools the Whole Room
          • Easy To Install
          • Energy Efficient

          Cons

          • Heavy bulky

          Best Uses

          • Server Room

          Comments about Whynter ARC12S Eco-Friendly 12000BTU Portable Air Conditioner Platinum:

          Fantastic cooling unit. It's larger than a window unit but it's very small for a 12000 btu AC. I'm more than satisfied with the cooling power of this trooper.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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