SPT WA-1010H 10,000-BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote-Control Cooling and Heating
List Price: $640.00
Our Price: $391.99
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Stay COOL or WARM andbreathe fresher air with our WA-1010 units. Enjoy a comfortable year-round environment with an air conditioner and heater unit. Cooling, dehumidifying and fan features all in one. Powered by a 10,000btu cooling/heating capacity, it ideally cools or heats an area up to 300sq.ft. Uses new UL required LCDI (Leakage-Current Detection and Interruption) plug . Self-Evaporating Technology - during the cooling or heating process, water is extracted from the air into the unit. Most of this water is then recycled and used to cool the cooling coils and make it run more efficiently, cooling as well as energy. Continuous drainage highly recommended when using Heating mode. Note: Exhaust hose installation required (all standard accessories included). Features and Functions - 10,000btu cooling power - 10,000btu heating power (WA-1010H) - Self evaporating system - Digital temperature display - 2 fan speeds - LCDI plug - Fire resistant PVC plastic housing - Removes moisture for personal comfort(dehumidifier functions automatically in AC or Heat mode) - Activated carbon filter helps remove odor - Washable air filter collects dust particles - Casters for easy mobility - Digital thermostat with remote control - Choice of programmable timer or continuous operation - Preset timer available, up to 12 hours - Directional air discharge louvers - Extendable exhaust hose (up to 5ft.) - Built-in water tank or extended water tube for continuous drainage Measuring conditions is based on factory testing conditions. Cooling - Room Temp: 81¡ãF, Room Humidity: 60% / Heating - Room Temp: 68¡ãF, Room Humidity: 60%. Specifications Cooling capacity 10,000btu / hour Heating capacity (WA-1010H) 10,000btu / hour Power consumption cooling 873W / 8.15A heating (WA-1010H)
Portable 10,000-BTU air conditioner with 10,000-BTU heat
38-pint dehumidifier in AC or Heat mode; for up to 300 square feet
Digital thermostat with remote control; 2 fan speeds; 11.45 EER
Self-evaporating system; 3-1/5-pint water tank; 12-hour timer; air filter
Measures 16 by 15 by 30 inches; 1-year limited warranty
Ineffective. I bought this AC partly due to its higher energy efficiency rating. However, my old window AC worked better, although the old one had a lower energy efficiency rating, a lower BTU rating, and the same wattage rating. By this, I mean portable AC does not cool the air as effectively as the window mount AC.
If you can somehow install a window mount type AC unit, don't buy this. This AC is probably useful for spaces wherein a window AC cannot be used, such as basement, attic, photographic darkrooms, etc. Even then, buy a unit that uses comparable electric power to the window model; don't trust the BTU rating on these portable models. They may be a result of the trick of the measurement condition.
One good thing about this unit is that it keeps replacing a portion of the room air, so that the room air does not get the smell of the air conditioned room, even during a continuous operation of the AC. However, you could probably do this manually with a window type AC, if you open the window a few times a day.
This AC draws air from the back of the unit. Some of the air is used to cool the compressor and blown outside via the duct. In my experience, it is best to run this AC on slow fan (which still runs the compressor at the full power) and remove the cold air away from the AC by using another fan, so that the cold air is not wasted to cool down the compressor....more info
Poor at drying the air & very cumbersome to move We have the WA-1220M model of this product (not RC & no heat). If you stand right in front on it, up to about 5 feet away, it's nice. However, it has several drawbacks:
1. It isn't very good at drying the air; evaporation is needed for effective air-conditioning (whether in your car or your home).
2. It must be drained of the water it does pull from the air, and draining the unit is very cumbersome. It comes with a small flexible plastic tube that has to be connected to the rear bottom of the unit; the other end must be lower in order to drain or the unit really does very little and although there's an indicator light that will come on if the unit is quite full of water, it's very rare that the light comes on (and it only does so LONG after the unit has stopped cooling the air). We have taken to wrapping a large towel around the far end of the tube to collect water that drains, but basically you must tilt the heavy unit backwards to try to drain it. This is not particularly effective but it must be done.
3. It has wheels, but it doesn't roll easily (it's hard to push or pull it in a straight line and the wheels are so small even getting over a low rug is difficult.
4. Moving the unit up or down a single step can be accomplished by one person but since the entire unit is made of very smooth, slippery plastic (it has handles but they're very shallow & not helpful), it's more safely accomplished with two people.
5. Consider that this unit, while mobile, sacrifices a good window seal. The large exhaust hose (which pumps the hot air outside) resembles a telescoping dryer hose that easily falls out of the backside of the unit and is awkward to extend evenly. The unit comes with a smallish piece of foam with a cutout hole for the hose. However, you are left with having to find some way to block the rest of whatever window you choose to put the hole into. We use a large carboard box panel and cut a hole out of, then duct-tape the box into the window opening to block out air seepage. As you can imagine, it looks pretty tacky.