The Top Units for Summer 2014/2015: Dual Hose

The Top Units for Summer 2015: Dual Hose

Toyotomi TAD-T38J 13,000 BTU

 

Last year we were just getting to know all of the portable air conditioner units that were available in the online sales market. Not only did we have the opportunity to try them out, but we got a first hand look at which units sold the most as well.

We were quite surprised to find out that most of our buyers did not care about price so much as they cared about finding a quality long lasting machine. We’re happy to be able to provide you this information since most blogs just re-post reviews from Amazon, rather than provide full in depth reviews on the products.

These selections are also based on machines we’ve tested, but this time around we’ve had the chance to try out many more since last years version of this article.

 

#1) Whynter ARC-14SH 14,000 BTU Dual Hose w/ Heater

 

Whynter ARC-14SH 14,000 BTU Dual Hose w/ Heater

Whynter ARC-14SH

Whynter is one of the most eco-friendly units you will find online. It’s also one of the more expensive as well. Out of all the units we’ve tried this machine is one of the best at keeping your room consistently cool during the summer. The ARC-14 line comes in two versions. One with a heater (ARC-14SH) and one without (ARC-14S). 

After comparing the specs on both machines, they are pretty much the same all around except the addition of a heater. Whether you need a heater or not I still recommend buying the ARC-14SH, mainly because it’s only about $100 more and you never know when it may come in handy.

For more information and a full review, click here.

#2) Toyotomi TAD-T40LW 14,000 BTU Dual Hose w/ Heat Pump

 

Toyotomi TAD-T40LW 14,000 BTU Dual Hose w/ Heat Pump

Toyotomi TAD-T40LW

We didn’t get a chance to try this machine until late last summer, although we regret not doing so sooner. We were first introduced to this manufacturer after trying the Toyotomi TAD-T38J 13,000 BTU Unit,  so we were pretty confident that it would perform pretty decent.

After using it for a little over a week, we were very surprised at how well it worked compared to the Whynter line of products and highly recommend it to anybody who’s looking for an equivalent replacement.

For more information and a full review, click here.

#3) Whynter ARC-12SD 12,000 BTU Dual Hose

 

Whynter ARC-12SD 12,000 BTU Dual Hose w/ Heater

Whynter ARC-12SD

Our next pick is the The Whynter ARC-12SD 12,000 BTU Dual Hose. It functions almost the same as the Whynter ARC-14 line, but covers less room and costs less as well. Unless you’re using this in a very big room, you might not really notice a difference in it’s ability to keep your area cool.

The ARC-12SDH model with heater was the second best selling machine from our website last summer. For some reason, it was actually cheaper than the unit without a heater. Again, there is no difference in these two machines except in the heating department.

For more information and a full review, click here.

 

Honorable Mentions

 

The Toyotomi TAD-T38J 13,000 BTU Dual Hose,  is another great machine. Toyotomi is a company from Japan that manufactures very durable and long lasting appliances. This unit is very hard to find and when it actually is in stock, it doesn’t usually last for very long.

For more information and a full review, click here.

To see our top rated list from 2012/13, make sure to visit this link.

Or, to see which units sold the most in 2012/13, read our article on The Top Selling Portable AC Units for Summer 2012