SPT WA-1140DE Dual-Hose 11,000-BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control
List Price: $673.00
Our Price: $479.50
You Save: $193.50 (29%)
This is the newest addition to SPT's Portable AC family - a Dual Hose System with Self-Evaporating Technology! This 11,000 BTU, 3-in-1 system provides multi-season comfort. Designed to efficiently cool and dehumidify any space without permanent installation. Effectively improves air circulation in poorly ventilated spaces. Dual hose systems provide fast cooling. With one hose for air intake and the other for air exhaust, there is no negative pressure created inside the room. Self-Evaporating Technology - during the cooling process, water is extracted from the air into the unit. Most of this water is recycled and used to cool the cooling coils. This creates improved cooling efficiently without adding energy cost. The moisture is then pushed out with the exhaust air, leaving you a virtually no-drain unit. In extreme humid conditions, if condensation collects faster than the unit can evaporate, the excess water will collect in the built-in tank. When the tank becomes full, compressor will automatically shut-off and unit will indicate that drainage is needed. Note: Exhaust hose installation required (all standard accessories included). Included plastic slider kit forms up to 6.75 ft.
Portable 3-in-1 air conditioner for rooms up to 250 square feet
9,000-BTU air conditioner; 47-pint dehumidifier; 3-speed fan
Digital thermostat and remote control; 24-hour timer; air filter
Measures 18-1/2 by 18 by 33-1/2 inches; 1-year limited warranty
Great A/C I bought this AC after reading the 2 star review and I am very glad I did. I live in the college dorms and this AC does an excellent job cooling my room and I have not experienced any of the concerns posted by the other reviewer. I've got a few other friends with Portable A/C units and none work as well as this one.
The wheels roll fine on the dorm room carpet, I've had this A/C for over a month and have yet to empty the water tank, and this A/C gets my room as cold as I could ever want it, and could get it even colder if I so desired.
I got this unit on sale for ~$230 and this has been a great investment....more info
Poor at drying the air & very cumbersome to move We have the WA-1220M model of this product (virtually identical). 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.