Whynter ARC-14SH 14,000 BTU Dual Hose – What you need to know
The Whynter ARC-14SH 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Unit is one of the most environment friendly portable AC’s on the market. It features eco-friendly CFC free green R-410A refrigerant and lead free RoHS compliant components. Aside from being one of the safest units for your environment it also features a patented advanced auto drain technology which works by recycling moisture within the air. This dual hose unit is also equipped with multiple functions as well. The Whynter ARC-14SH can also be used as a fan (3 speeds), heater (13,000 BTU’s) or dehumidifier (4.2 pints/h). Since it is a dual hose unit it’s also quicker and more efficient at cooling your living space.
Whynter ARC-14SH 14,000 BTU Dual Hose – What is it?
One thing I’ve noticed about the Whynter ARC-14SH is that its designers are heavily set on making a green product that is environmentally safe. This is one of the few portable AC manufacturers that I’ve seen work so hard at being energy efficient. That alone gets my vote. I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the most energy-efficient portable air conditioner available for its BTU power and dual hose capabilities. Whynter ARC-14SH 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Unit cools living spaces up to 500 ft.². This is ideal for anyone living in a bachelor or even a single/two bedroom apartment. The unit comes equipped with remote control, programmable timer and also provides auto shut off capabilities.
Whynter ARC-14SH 14,000 BTU Dual Hose – What I liked?
The feature I like the most about the Whynter ARC-14SH was its eco-friendly design from the ground up. To some people buying a portable AC means having to pay a larger electrical bill at the end of the month. Although, using the Whynter ARC-14SH 14,000 BTU Unit you can be safe to say you wouldn’t be using up as much power as another unit with the same amount of BTUs. Another thing I really like about this unit was the thermostatic control. It felt great knowing that once it reached a certain temperature my AC function would automatically turn off, saving even more energy.
Whynter ARC-14SH 14,000 BTU Dual Hose – What I didn’t like
My biggest issue with the Whynter ARC-14SH 14,000 BTU Unit was its noise. It’s definitely not the unit to keep in your bedroom if you’re a light sleeper. Another issue I had with the unit was the auto drain technology. Overall it worked well, but on really humid days you may spill a little water on your floor if you’re not careful. Using a small bowl did the trick for us but if you don’t pay attention you might not catch the water leaking. Like I said, this doesn’t happen all the time, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Whynter ARC-14SH 14,000 BTU Dual Hose – Overall Thoughts
In summary the Whynter ARC-14SH is actually one of my favourite portable AC units on the market. It’s arguably one of the best portable air conditioners available. With its green eco-friendly approach I’m confident to say that for its power and size it’s one of the most affordable and power saving units (price has recently gone up). Just to be clear, this model comes in 2 versions. ARC-14S(with no heater) and ARC-14SH(with heater). If you can get one with the heater you can be set for your heating and cooling needs all year round.
Whynter ARC-14SH Installation Guide