SPT WA-9000E 9,000-BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote
List Price: $523.00
Our Price: $306.89
You Save: $216.11 (41%)
9,000BTU Portable Air Conditioner with 3-in-1 Technology: Air Conditioner - Fan - Dehumidifier. Light weight and easy mobility allows the unit to be rolled from room to room, wherever it's needed. Easily adjust temperature and settings to your comfort with the LCD-paneled remote control, LCD also on unit's control panel. Feature programmable 24-hours timer, independent dehumidifier and easy access, pull-out water tank. Cools a room up to 250 sq.ft.Note: Exhaust hose installation required (all standard accessories included). Features and Functions- 9,000btu cooling power- 3 fan speeds: H - M - L- Independent dehumidifier function- 35.6L/24 hrs of dehumidifying capacity- LCD display on unit and remote- Digital thermostat control- Fire resistant PVC plastic housing - Removes moisture for personal comfort- Washable air filter collects dust particles- Easy grip handle and casters for easy mobility- Choice of programmable timer or continuous operation- Preset timer (up to 24 hours)- Remote control- Directional air discharge louvers- Extendable exhaust hose (up to 5ft.)- Pull-out water tank for easy access
Portable 3-in-1 unit efficiently delivers cooler, fresher air
9,000-BTU air conditioner; 75-pint dehumidifier; 3-speed fan
Digital thermostat control, LCD display, and remote control
24-hour timer; washable air filter; 5-1/2-liter removable water tank
Measures 18 by 15-1/4 by 32-3/4 inches; 1-year limited warranty
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.