Royal Sovereign ARP-1000EX Portable 10,000-BTU Dual-Hose Air Conditioner

 
List Price: $549.99

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Features:
  • 1030-watt portable air conditioner for cooling rooms up to 300 square feet
  • 3 fan speeds; dual-hose system; 10,000 BTU's per hour; 8.74 EER
  • Digital LED with remote-control settings; 12-hour timer or continuous "on"
  • Durable casters; 2 5-foot sturdy venting hoses; easy-to-clean carbon filter
  • Measures 18-1/2 by 16 by 34-2/7 inches; 1-year parts-and-labor warranty
Customer Reviews:
  • Staying cool..
    I currently live in San Diego and I got this A/C after the first heat wave of the year which was outrageous and hit into the high 90s. I didn't buy it on Amazon, it was a LOT cheaper where I got it, so LOOK around. This unit is VERY heavy. I have a two story condo and getting it upstairs was really difficult, but I managed. Unfortunately the window is too big and I had to add cardboard to the window kit. It is really nice that you can roll it around though. I was surprised by how big it is, but it works great and even though it's quite loud I am able to sleep with it on. Cools quickly too. The hose doesn't get as long as I would like though. ...more info
  • It's a good portable airconditioner
    I bought this unit at the [...] website. They're selling it for $[...] right now, which is a good price.

    The air conditioner works really well but I think the air can blow a bit colder. The air is a little bit warmer than the coldest setting of the a/c than all of my current and past cars (TT, Camry, X5, Prius). However, the force with which the air is blown out is pretty strong, much stronger than I thought it would be. Because of this, the air moves around the room pretty nice.

    The dual hose is nice, you can really feel the hot air escaping by touching the exhaust hose.

    I couldn't give it 5 stars because it is so LOUD. Even on the lowest setting, it is very loud. I have to turn it off when I'm on the phone with someone. Somehow, the fan only setting is loud too. When the compressor is on, at the highest fan setting, I feel like I'm on a plane. But I guess that's the price you have to pay to stay cool.

    Anyhow, I'm going to return this air conditioner because my apartment (early 1900s building) has horribly poor insulation. Without this a/c, it would be 95 degrees in my apartment on an 85 degree day. With the royal sovereign unit on full blast, it will be 75 degrees inside on an 85 degree day. I think the air conditioner works great, but my apartment's lack of insulation is just too much of a challenge for this baby to overcome. I don't want to hear it on the max setting all day just to keep it at 75 degrees. I'm probably going to return this one for the 12000btu version of the same model. I'm hoping that this will work out better.

    All in all, this is a decent A/C, if you have good insulation, and not a lot of sunlight. Please be warned though, this thing is extremely, unbelievably, annoyingly LOUD. I want to give this thing 3 stars because it's so loud, but I don't know how to change my vote....more info
  • Great A/C
    I bought this air conditioner several months ago in preparation for the summer heat. The unit is quiet heavy (90 lbs with shipping materials) so it was a bit heavier than I was expecting. The installation was easy and all of the parts were included in the shipping container. I've used it on and off for several weeks now and love it. My apartment faces west with large windows and it bakes in the sun. At times it is hotter inside than outside even with the windows open. Today it is supposed to be in the mid 90s and my room is nice and cool. At times it is almost too cool. The unit is a bit loud when running on high but not anything unexpected. I run the fan (no a/c) on low in the evenings and it draws in the cool evening air. I'd definitely buy this item again....more info
  • Waiting for the Summer...
    I noticed that a large area of the lower back of the unit is louvered with openings to allow air to enter. This is the same space where the "intake" hose attaches! Unless this unit is put into a hermetically sealed room with both hoses vented to the window, make-up air will be pulled into the unit from the room itself thereby making the inlet hose a superfluous add-on. It is my belief that this unit is (and will perform as) a single hose unit in most environments where it is used, unless the room can be sealed against make-up air intrusion. I would be curious to hear how this unit performs from others who have used it in a hot environment. Also, would the unit be damaged by blocking these louvers?...more info