Sharp CV-P10MX Portable Air Conditioner 9,500 BTU - White
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Portability from Sharp-4 Easy Roll Casters allow the air conditioner to be moved easily from room to room. The flexible exhaust hose and window adapter kit allow easy venting to the outside. Sharp's Ion Technology releases positive and negative ions into the air. Use the dehumidify function to remove up to 60 pints of moisture from the air every 24 hours. Automatic Oscillating Louvers-allow you to sweep the air across the room for better distribution and comfort. Portable Air Conditioner 9,500 BTU / easy to move from room to room / EER 9.4 / Full Function Remote Control with LCD Display / 60 Pint Dehumidification / Automatic Oscillating Louvers / No water tank to empty-Bucketless Design / Built in condensate disposal system sends the water out of the exhaust hose / Library Quiet-As low as 36 dB at low cool. / Unit dimensions 18.5 x 32.3 x 15.1
No water tank to empty-Bucketless Design sends the water out exhaust hose
Portable Air Conditioner - 9,500 BTU
Roll Casters allow easy room to room movement
60 Pint Dehumidification
Automatic Oscillating Louvers
Too loud, and breaks down quickly This unit is advertised as being very quiet, however they neglect to mention one thing: when it starts up and shuts down it's VERY LOUD. What's the point of having a unit run quietly when it makes an unacceptably loud noise every few minutes as the compressor kicks in? Yeah, once the compressor's running it's fairly quiet -- but it's loud enough to wake me up from across the room (and I am NOT a light sleeper).
Because I didn't want the hassle of returning it, I kept the unit, and it broke down after 2 months of moderate use.
So, yes, it cools as advertised - but who cares when it breaks down and is do loud in spurts?
And good luck trying to get service from Sharp...I am still waiting for service to get the damned thing fixed.
Don't buy this unit unless you want problems!
Some Helpful Advice Ok, since there are some here who don't understand how an air conditioner works... I decided to clear up some misunderstandings. First of all, heat is energy and you can't just make it cease to exist. All an air conditioner does is to collect it and send it outside. A central air unit does this with the compressor outside. If you go out there and feel of the air blowing out of it while running, you will notice the heat coming out. That's the heat from the inside of your house.
All simple air conditioners work this way. The heat must be disposed of. The portable air conditioners are a nice thing but that's what the hose to the window is for. And of course it's going to get hot. Now here's the trick... insulate that hose and you will minimize how much heat gets returned back into your hours. Get some padding if you can and try to fluff it up around that hose. The unit will work the best if you minimize the hose length (get the unit close as possible to the window) and insulate it somehow. I used some of that thermal barrier styroform board stuff from Home Depot and built a little shroud around the hose. It doesn't look real pretty but it keeps the heat from returning into the room as much as without it. Good luck.
Great Option for Narrow windows When I was told by the local appliance store that my 18" windows were too narrow for a through-the-window air conditioner, I thought of cursing the carpenter who talked me into putting these windows in...the salesman also told me that these AC units are loud and don't last as long as window units...my employees in the office where I needed AC were complaining about the heat and humidity during the summer. I saw this Sharp unit at Costco and the "Library Quiet" description, so grabbed it.
The directions state that the vent can not be installed in windows narrower than 22", but after calling Sharp customer service and a 10 minute conversation with their helpful customer service rep, I discovered this is not true if you don't intend to install the vent hose permanently (I take mine out at the end of the day.)
While I did screw the retainer into place over the supplied foam inside of the window frame (not within the travel of the sash, but further inside the room, with just enough clearance for the window sash to move up and down its full travel and close) I found that taking the "rain guards" out of the vent frame is an easy procedure at the end of the day, as well as replacing it in the morning, when the weather requires AC. That allows the window sash to close after the "rain guards" and hose are removed.
For this reason, I had no problem hooking up the vent hose in the morning, and taking it off in the evening. Since this is used in an office, I need the unit functioning only during working hours. No need for duct tape, though I do need some a little additional weatherstripping near the window along the top of the exhaust vent frame.
For those who mention the heat exhausted from the hose...yes, the hose runs warm, but that heat is exhausted from the room! No complaint from me on that issue.
My employees are delighted with the quiet operation and the comfort level in the 600 sq' room during 90+ degree F, humid days here in the NYC area. All-in-all, this was an excellent buy, if a bit expensive for an A/C....more info
Highly Recommended Well I bought this unit at the same time as another 10,000 BTU portable AC unit by Royal Sovereign. The Sharp was about 20% more expensive but it more than makes up for the additional outlay.
This unit is very nicely designed, it's sleek and clean looking and quite small and light. The best bit of the design is the way the the back steps down so that the outlet hose comes out pointing upwards instead of backwards - this is great because it means that the unit can go right back against the wall to optimise space yet the hose is still concealed by the front of the unit. The other thing which makes this unit a much better buy than the R-S unit I bought is the noise of the Sharp is very acceptable (it's about half that of the R-S unit when both are running at their full cooling potential).
I've had the unit for a couple of weeks and haven't needed to drain it at all yet - unlike my R-S unit which I have drained at least 5 times.
I'm very pleased with this and would certainly recommend it to anybody who is looking for a portable AC unit - please bear in mind though that portable AC units do be less efficient than window units and do take up a fair amount of floor space! However if you are looking for a portable unit I'd certainly go with this one. If you have a large room you should consider going for the more powerful version but for a medium sized room this one is pucker : )...more info
A warning to all For respect to your time I won't write too much - but this was my experience.
1. It is big, but it has wheels. Above average weight to carry/ put in car.
2. Remote is the only one with display
AND this is why I returned 2 days later.
It omits quite some heat through the pipe that goes to your window.
I had it pointing to my monitors since they are (well were) the main cause of heat in my room. As I walked away from my desk, I noticed that the rest of the room was quite warm. Little did I know that these things release a hell of a heat wave from behind.
I took a thermometer and placed it on the pipe/ tube - 85F+. I have it at 70 - 75F in the front is good, but the back is worst than the heat outside, and sadly the rest of the room temp didn't change before I brought it.
Anyone else with this issue? My friend has a similar unit a SAMSUNG, except he made a complete whole on his wall for the tube/pipe. I should've asked him why, because this is not a light box to carry around....more info
Great product, try to find it in your local store I have bought this air conditioner in Bed & Bath, cost me $478 with tax (I used 20% discount coupon). Note this is much cheaper than online, plus you don't have to pay for delivery (retail box fits into my Nissan Sentra, a shop assistant did all the carrying and the loading, so I didn't have to do a thing). Plus the returns are much easier should you need it. But I am so far not planning to return it. I am quite happy with it. It took me no more than 30 minutes to unpack and instll. It is quiet, I've seen conditioners noisy as jumbo jet, but this one is different. It is smart and simple, and it really does the job. My bedroom is about 20'x 15', and it cooled it down from 80 to 68 in maybe half an hour. It is portable, so I could move it to other rooms if I wanted to. So far I am not planning, but it is nice to have options. And one more thing: it is NOT made in China, so you are protected against the worst workmanship this planet can get you....more info
best satisfaction for price ratio you can be sure you would be hard pressed to get a bargain like this. Paid 700 usd in trinidad west indies. Performance to match...more info
Recommended With Some Installation Tips I won't repeat the comments in the other reviews, which are generally accurate. If you want a portable air conditioner, well, you must make some compromises. I first used portable air conditioners professionally about twenty years ago, so I was aware that they had ducting requirements. If those are a problem for you, look for another solution.
As background, our 16-year-old central air conditioner had a relay fail, and my wife was ill, so I needed to provide some heat relief fast. We live in a condominium and a window unit - the cheapest solution - was not allowed. I installed this in a couple of hours at night and it has been a blessed relief.
I found that there are a couple of installation tips which may make your life easier. Every situation is different, these worked for me, but you should assess whether these will be useful in your particular circumstances.
1. Duct tape is your friend. Don't scoff - the purpose of duct tape is to seal air conditioning ducts, and guess what, that's what we are doing here. Rather than drill into your window frame to mount the duct opening and cover, duct tape will hold it and seal. Since ours is a temporary installation, this is fine. You may find it useful to fasten the window duct apparatus with duct tape for a week or two, until you decide exactly where you want the product permanently, then go through the drilling later when you are sure of the location.
2. Our window was an aluminum-framed horizontal slider. The instructions call for a security mount by screwing an L-shaped bracket to the sash and window frame. This is a BAD IDEA, since this makes it impossible to use the window for a fire exit. A 1x2 cut to the right length will secure the window, and can be removed easily in an emergency. Use our friend Mr. Duct Tape to secure the duct cover to the sliding window. Leave a utility knife handy to cut the duct tape just in case. In any event, for a high-crime area, consider the security impact of a partially-open window.
3. The plastic window opening cover/duct outlet comprises five pieces: two flat plates, a sliding connector to hold them together, a snap-in duct mount/insect guard, and an internal sliding piece to cover the duct opening when the duct mount is removed. For horizontal sliding windows, lose the internal sliding piece, which is always sliding down during the installation. This will make sense when you actually see the unit.
4. As designed, the snap-in duct mount was too long to fit inside our existing screen. I didn't want to remove the screen, which helped to conceal the duct, so I didn't use that, instead relying on our friend Mr. Duct Tape once more.
5. For horizontal sliding windows, this unit will work best with vertical blinds.
6. Make certain nothing leans on or obstructs the hose between the air conditioner itself and the window. Items leaning on the hose may destroy all your painstaking duct tape handiwork.
The unit draws in air from the room being cooled. Some of this is chilled and returned to the room, and some is used in the heat exchanger portion of the air conditioner and exhausted outside. You will need to draw air into the room being cooled. This was not an issue for us.
We are pleased with the unit, and found it more than ample for a roughly 250 square foot room. Highly recommended, just be aware that the exhaust installation is a bit fiddly. Don't forget the duct tape!...more info
Best Portable a.c. out there Living in a condo and presently not having the funds to install central, a portable was my only option and with 100 degree heat daily this summer I finally broke and bought one.
Like the last reviewer, I also researched thoroughly before purchasing. However, I disagree with many of the reviewer's complaints.
1) The exhaust hose is a breeze to install and probably took me no more than a couple of minutes. I even had to cut mine down to size and it was not an issue.
2) I have honeycomb blinds on the window and the unit does not interfere in the least, so I am not sure why his are "rendered useless" by the a.c. unit.
3) Perhaps he is a very light sleeper, because I have mine running right this very minute on the highest mode and it is still "library quiet" in my opinion. My window fan makes at least 10x more noise than this machine.
4) Nearly all operational displays are on the remote, but the unit also comes with a remote holder on the back for easy storage. If you put it in it's place, you won't lose it. I love the sleekness of this product and am happy that it does not have a bunch of number and digital displays on the front. They designed this unit to blend in as seamlessly as possible with the indoor environment, and I appreciate that.
I paid full price for my unit and would do it again in a heartbeat. I have the 10,000 BTU unit and am using it to cool off a fairly large area which includes a kitchen, living room, and dinette area...probably some 450 to 500 square feet. It cools like a champ! This a.c. was worth every penny and I am a very satisfied customer.
Not bad,. Could be better given the price. I DO solidly recommend the unit! I just purchased this Sharp CV-P10MX from Bed Bath and Beyond for [...]- 20% coupon + 8.25% tax - 5% bonus CASHBACK rebate for using my Discover card. Total net purchase price for me was about [...]. That's the best deal I could find and I didn't have to wait for shipping. I got the A/C unit today.
The unit is big. Look at the measurements carefully before purchasing. You need enough space right next to your window for this unit. Even though this is a portable unit with casters to move it around, the exhaust hose setup is more or less semi-permanent. Once installed it's not meant to be taken off very easily. So keep that in mind. Once you've installed it, you essentially can't use your window again to bring in fresh air--not without taking down the exhaust hose installation.
Don't get me wrong. I LIKE this portable unit quite a bit. I do solidly recommend purchasing this unit if you need a portable AC. For what it does, it does it well. The cooling performance is SOLID! Don't listen to other users with similar NON-Sharp units complaining about it not working or not bringing the temp down enough. They either have faulty units or didn't install the exhaust hose properly. These kind of AC units WORK and they work quite well for what they are designed to do. BUT there are shortcomings with these designs. For one, we have blinds AND curtains installed on our windows. With this portable AC installed on this set of windows, our blinds and curtains become essentially useless. Please keep that in mind. Also, it's a real pain to install the exhaust hosing contraption properly into your window frame and to make sure the insulation is properly insulated. It's not impossible but a real pain.
Another bad design about this particular SHARP unit is that there's no display on the AC unit itself. ONLY the remote has all the info/stats. So you can't tell what's going on with the unit just by looking at it. For example, you can't tell the current temp--or at least what the AC unit thinks is the current temp. You can only set the desired temp. on the remote unit. Additionally, you can't tell what setting the fan is currently running at just by looking at the unit. You have to go check your remote, and even then, you don't really know what the real fan speed is currently running at, only that you've set your remote to a certain setting. If you don't point the remote directly at the unit, it may show that you're running at high speed but really you're running at low or medium speed. It's a bad design pure and simple. The AC unit itself should have a display with all pertinent info AND it should have buttons to allow you to change the settings of the AC unit. As it stands, you can ONLY turn the unit on and off on the unit itself. Everything else is controlled by the remote. Make damn sure you don't lose your remote or else it essentially becomes useless to customization.
Another bad design is that the louvers ONLY automatically adjust UP and DOWN. For side to side adjustment, you have to MANUALLY adjust it by going to the unit itself and using your hands to adjust it. What this means is that you get auto action of up and down but not side to side. If your room is very small, it may suffice for just this up/down action, but if you have a bigger room, you're going to get frustrated with the lack of automatic side to side movement of the louvers. Again, bad design.
One of the biggest reason for getting the SHARP units is how quiet they are suppose to be in the lowest setting--supposedly 36 db--however that is just the sound of the fan operating by itself--meaning when the compressor isn't working to produce the actual COLD air. When the AC unit has kicked in with the compressor, the sound, even at the lowest setting, is not very quiet. It's definitely not something you can fall asleep to unless you get adjusted to the sound. Having said that, the Sharp will be the quietest of all the portable AC units out there. I've done ample research before purchasing this unit and this is by far the most quiet unit on the market today. So if you want the quietest machine, this is the unit to purchase but don't be fooled into thinking that it's truly quiet. It's NOT. It'll take some getting use to before one can go to sleep without ear plugs with this unit on. (I've been using ear plugs since my college dorm days to fall asleep so it doesn't bother me one bit but it will bother others initially I'm certain.)
All in all, I solidly like this unit and I believe it's one of the best out there. I am quite satisfied with this purchase. It will absolutely cool your room. If it doesn't, you've either installed it incorrectly or you have a faulty unit. If installed properly, it WILL work very well. But there are shortcomings--described above--to these portable AC units, by nature of their design, not isolated to SHARP units only. Realize these shortcomings before purchasing these kind of portable AC machines and you won't be very disappointed once you get it home and installed.
I know when the next heat wave comes this way, I'll be sitting happily in my bedroom surfing the net with a very "cool" smile and appreciating my Sharp CV-P10MX very much. :)
(I would give this machine 5 stars if they improved upon the user design. Otherwise very happy with the cooling performance of this Sharp CV-P10MX!)...more info