Portable Heating and cooling systems

April 10, 2016
Portable heating and cooling

14, 000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Heat Pump in Black and Silver is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 19.

Rated 1 out of 5 by led from Doesn't cool nearly as much area as it says I have it in a room that is 300 sf. Will not cool below 78-80 degrees. Put my 12, 000 BTU LG in the same area and it cools just fine. Do not waste your money. This was much more expensive than other comparable models. I got it because I thought that a Honeywell would be better made than an LG. I was WRONG!!!

Rated 4 out of 5 by florida563 from This unit is large and easy to put together - Our central air unit went out so we got this for t... This unit is large and easy to put together - Our central air unit went out so we got this for the in between our remodel - We live in Florida so it get quite hot here - This unit takes the humidity out of the air - its not cold but makes it very comfortable - it in our living area which is about 500 sq. feet Rated 3 out of 5 by Shadow from Honeywell portable air conditioner with heat pump This product was advertised to cool 550 sq. feet. Our space that we were going to cool is 400 sq. feet. It does not cool that much space comfortably . Rated 5 out of 5 by cf from Great Purchase These have really helped us out in classrooms as a temporary relief until we repair the problem. Rated 4 out of 5 by DIYer from This product performs well relative to its cost This product is a powerful, efficient, indoor, portable heat pump. While it was probably designed mainly for cooling in the summer, I have used it as the primary heat source for a 550 sq ft great room and it has been in use almost continuously since late November. If Georgia had experienced a normal winter it would have been more than adequate. However, like outdoor heat pumps, it struggles when the temperature is below about 26 degrees Then you need an additional heat source. There is a design flaw if you plan to use it for heating- the dehumidifier works continuously with the heater- a nice touch- but it pulls a lot of water out of the air It has to be drained often, and it would stop abruptly when the tank was full. The drain plug is near the bottom of the heavy unit, and so, to rig up a functional option that allowed it to drain continuously without putting a hole in the sheet rock, I mounted the unit on a furniture dolly, and improvised a drain pan (auto parts sell 10 qt oil drain pans that don't look too bad). Once that was done, it worked well and has worked continuously. On "normal" winter days of 48-52 with lows of 30ish, it works very well and comfortably heats about 600 sq ft to a uniform 65-67 degrees Considering it uses 1200 watts and @ 7 amps, that is amazing. The electric bill was not bad, considering. There was a bit of trial and error necessary with the air intake vent, which needed a 2nd hose pipe sent a week later The unit is very powerful and will pull a lot of air in, and having some control over the direction of that airflow was needed. I had limited funds and shopped a while before making this choice. I had to experiment with it, but am not disappointed. Considering that temperature records were broken two weeks ago, the Honeywell did OK given its limitations in cold weather. Customer support by telephone from the manufacturer was prompt and outstanding and I called multiple times.. Rated 4 out of 5 by crkshot from Cooling works well at 90 degree outside temp and heat works well at 49 deg. outside After I got it setup and ready to run, I looked for the filter. I thought the filter was not in the shipment. I went to my local Home Depot Customer service and asked them for a filter until I could get the factory one since I needed the cooling. They fixed me up with a very fine filter that fit perfectly. They also gave me the phone number for Honeywell Customer service since they don't answer the phone on Sunday. I called Honeywell Cust. service on Monday and was told that the mesh grating of the plastic filter holder was "THE FILTER" and to not put anything else where there was an obvious place to put one. Also Honeywell CS told me that the company did not supply an outside vent cover with a screen to keep out bugs and rain. I told the CS lady that was ridiculous because I have another brand of indoor A/C (that I purchased from Home Depot) that has protection for the vent that is standard. I was able to also try the unit on the heat cycle for several nights that got down to the upper 40s and it worked very well, idling when not needed. Maybe the remote control should have a little holder to allow it to be attached to the wall. Right now mine is laying on a countertop. I am unsure how effective it will be when we get 100 plus temps here. This one is somewhat noisier than my other similar unit. Rated 3 out of 5 by Campal from Unexpected performance Too big to get that poor air cooling, the exhaust on the back generate enough hot to reduce AC performance. I tried this in a small room less than 200 ft. Rated 5 out of 5 by Erik from Great product... This is being used in an attic that we finished to help supplement for heating and cooling and so far so good! The built in thermostat with auto on/off feature is what makes this a top of the line product.
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