Sunpentown WA-1210E Portable Air Conditioner 12,000 BTU, 120 V, Self Evaporating System, Cool Only, Electronic With Remote
Stay COOL, and breathe fresher air with Sunpentowns Portable Air Conditioner.Powered by a 12,000btu cooling capacity, you can also choose to have a heater function or UV Germicidal Protection. With many features and models to choose from, Sunpentown has the perfect portable air-cooling system for you!Our portable air conditioner is ideal because it fits in most average-size rooms, lounge or office and cools up to 400sq.ft. Effectively improves air circulation in poorly ventilated spaces and maximizes energy efficiency. Self Evaporating Technology During the cooling or heating process, some water is extracted from the air into the unit. Most of this water is then recycled and is used to cool the unit and make it run more efficiently. This means that approximately 65 to 70% of water condensed is evaporated out with the exhaust air and reducing the hassle of emptying the water tank constantly.
Thermodynamics Just a note for anyone shopping for a portable air conditioner: every air conditioner requires the hot air to be vented to the outside. You're removing heat from the air, and it has to go somewhere....more info
Not very portable I assumed when i bought this product that it was portable in that I could put the unit anywhere in the room. I was surprised to find out that it had an exhaust tube 5 inches in diameter that is supposed to attach to a window or a hole in the wall. So my question is why is it called a portable if it always needs to be attached to a window or a hole in the wall? I guess it works fine, but so does a smaller window air conditioner and that wont set you back almost $500. Note, shipping was about $90. ...more info
Seems fine so far . . . After tiring of the look of window air conditioners and still lacking enthusiasm for whole-house unit, we settled on Sunpentown WA-1210E to cool west-facing living room. Long term plan was to replace all window units with portables, if this particular unit worked out. So far so good...
The unit looks goods. Semi-european design that, though not tiny, tucks away neatly during off-season. Controls are easy to use. And, so far, we have not had to empty condensate. (I assume we will never have to).
Cooling seems adequate for 400 sq foot room. Sound levels are reasonable. I would not call it noisy nor perfectly quiet.
Though this unit has been cancelled in favor of more powerful ones, we've been pleased enough so far to consider buy a few more on sale....more info