Whynter ARC-12S Eco-Friendly 12,000 BTU – What You Need to Know
We have finally decided to review the Whynter ARC-12S Unit. I have to say it does a very good job at cooling especially considering it’s a single hose unit. To be honest I think this just might be the most efficient and eco-friendly 12,000 BTU single hose unit available on the market. It’s about the average size of your regular dual hose unit, but weights a little less.
Whynter ARC-12S Eco-Friendly 12,000 BTU – What is it?
The Whynter ARC-12S 12,000 BTU Unit is another one of Whynters eco-friendly products. Like its dual hose brothers it uses CFC free R-410A refrigerant but also uses lead free RoHS compliant components. This basically helps keep your environment less toxic. Especially when using the machine for long periods of time. This machine operates in 3 different modes; a regular AC, as a fan or as a dehumidifier (91 pts/day). It also comes with a remote control, 24 hour program programmable timer, and also has its own advanced auto drain technology. What this does is help recycle the moisture that’s been collected while cooling. This helps to produce even colder air. The ARC-12S can cool up to 400 ft.² and is great for medium to large size rooms dependent on placement and humidity.
Whynter ARC-12S Eco-Friendly 12,000 BTU – What I liked?
Right off the bat I like how efficient and how quickly this AC was able to cool my room. Seeing as it’s only a single hose unit, it actually fared better than the others that I’ve tested a similar BTU level. The room we tested it in was approx. 300 ft.² with direct sunlight hitting us at about 3pm. We were able to get the temperature from about 100°F(38°C) down to 73°F(23°C).
Besides performance I also like the design and platinum finish that the Whynter ARC-12S 12,000 BTU Single Hose comes in. It’s definitely one of the more modern looking and unique designs available.
Whynter ARC-12S Eco-Friendly 12,000 BTU – What I didn’t Like?
One issue that I had with the ARC-12S Unit was I found the hose to be quite short versus some of the other units we’ve tested. If your window is too high from the ground you may have problems getting your hose to reach out your window and may even need to buy an extension. Another thing I didn’t like about this unit was the vents. You are able to control the direction left and right although by default the vents point very low and are not adjustable up and down. Despite this it did still cool my room without any major problems, although being able to adjust up and down would have been a nice bonus.
Whynter ARC-12S Eco-Friendly 12,000 BTU – Overall Thoughts
Overall I find the Whynter ARC-12S 12,000 BTU Single Hose Unit to be a very good buy for any small to medium sized room in your home, apartment or even in the office. Despite its single hose functionality Whynter has done a great job making sure this unit performs as best as possible to their dual hose line of products. At a current price tag of under $400, you can’t really go wrong.
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Also, see our article on Single Hose vs. Dual Hose. Which One is Best?
Whynter ARC-12S Installation Guide