Whynter ARC-10WB 10,000 BTU – What You Need to Know
Here is another single hose cooling system made by Whynter. Now if you have done a lot of shopping online for AC units you may be thinking that this machine looks very similar to the Koldfront line of products but don’t be confused. This unit is definitely a Whynter product which cools just as good and functions better overall than most single hose units in my opinion.
Whynter ARC-10WB 10,000 BTU – What is it?
The Whynter ARC-10WB is a 10,000 BTU portable AC which can cool small to medium-size rooms up to 300 ft.². Like all of its other units this machine was built very eco-friendly. It uses CFC free R-410A refrigerant and has led free RoHS compliant components. This multifunction unit works as an AC, a regular fan (4 speeds), or a dehumidifier (2.30 pints/h). This machine also has an interesting sleep mode function that runs the AC quieter and with less power than usual to help save energy.
The Whynter ARC-10WB’s self evaporative system actually does evaporate most of the condensation. Although, as a backup it can be manually drained once the internal tray is full and the machine stops. This machine can also be continuously drained by connecting a hose and placing it into a bigger drainage area (or even outside). Last but not least, this unit is also equipped with a remote control and a 24 hour programmable timer.
Whynter ARC-10WB 10,000 BTU – What I liked?
The first thing I really liked about the Whynter ARC-10WB 10,000 BTU Unit was how small, compact and quiet it is, especially versus other units at the same BTU power. Out of all the Whynter products that we have tested, this has to be the most space-saving unit available. In terms of cooling, this unit does an excellent job at consistently keeping your room cool. You can pretty much expect the same cooling performance you would get from any of the other Whynter AC’s that we have reviewed on this site. Another thing I really liked was the “advanced anti-bacterial ion filter” which helps keep the air in your room as clean as possible. In my opinion this is a great feature especially for single hose you units. Lastly, this machine also comes with an auto swing mode which helps disperse the cold throughout your room even more.
Whynter ARC-10WB 10,000 BTU – What I didn’t Like?
Despite only being a single hose unit there isn’t much I didn’t like about this portable AC. I will admit that it is a little pricey for a 10,000 BTU unit, but with all of its features I think it’s worth it. Whynter did a very good job here and I wish I had tried this machine out sooner.
Whynter ARC-10WB 10,000 BTU – Overall Thoughts
In the end I would recommend the Whynter ARC-10WB to anybody looking for a high-quality single hose portable AC unit for their small to medium-sized room. If we had reviewed this sooner, it would have definitely made our Top AC’s for Under $500 list and our Best Portable AC’s for Summer 2012: Single Hose list as well. If going single hose is your only option, then I strongly suggest considering this unit first.
Or See our review of the Whynter ARC-12S Eco-Friendly 12,000 BTU Single Hose
Whynter ARC-10WB Installation Guide