Reddit Reddit reviews Whynter ARC-14S 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner, Dehumidifier, Fan with Activated Carbon Filter plus Storage bag for Rooms up to 500 sq ft, Platinum And Black

We found 28 Reddit comments about Whynter ARC-14S 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner, Dehumidifier, Fan with Activated Carbon Filter plus Storage bag for Rooms up to 500 sq ft, Platinum And Black. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Whynter ARC-14S 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner, Dehumidifier, Fan with Activated Carbon Filter plus Storage bag for Rooms up to 500 sq ft, Platinum And Black
Award Winning: 1. Good Housekeeping's "2020 Best Overall" and "can cool down a room faster than other portable units" 2. Consumer Report's 2020 Highest Score; UL listedDual hose operation; Cools up to a 500 square feet space(ambient temperature and humidity may influence optimum performance); Dehumidifying capacity: 71 pints per day; Air Flow (at high speed): 430 m3/h / 253 CFM; 3 fan speedsThree operational modes: Air conditioner, dehumidifier or fan; Cooling capacity 14000 BTU (ASHRAE-128 Standard) / 9500 BTU (DOE+ 2017 Standard); Maximum power consumption: 1300 W / 11.6 A.Never use harsh chemicals, oil-based products, detergents, chemically treated cloths orother cleaning solutions. These could possibly damage the body of the air conditionerFull thermostatic control (61°F - 89°F) with digital readout, 24 hour programmable timer; Eco-friendly CFC free green R-32 refrigerant; Patented auto drain function fully exhausts all condensate automatically in most environmentsIncludes complete set window kit, remote control, activated carbon air filter, washable pre-filter, user manual and storage bag; Casters for easy mobilityExtendable exhaust hose (up to 60″); Window kit dimension: 6.5″ W x 20″ L (minimum), 46″ (maximum); Unit dimensions: 19″ W x 16″ D x 35.5″ H
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28 Reddit comments about Whynter ARC-14S 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner, Dehumidifier, Fan with Activated Carbon Filter plus Storage bag for Rooms up to 500 sq ft, Platinum And Black:

u/Gmhausk · 43 pointsr/Frat

Question comes up every year.

Drop some money and get this bad boy

And cool down your basement beforehand. It should be an icebox before people get in there.

Stop letting large people down there as well. They create a lot of heat.

Our old basement we couldn’t create an airflow, but if you can you should

In the winter use your airmovers to pump in cold ass air

u/couchmonster · 18 pointsr/eastside

Try a portable A/C unit, no need for permanent installation. You just run a hose out a window.

I use this one:

u/ChernobylChild · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

This Whynter is #1 in Portable Air Conditioners on Amazon. Would any of you recommend it?

u/ffiarpg · 4 pointsr/redneckengineering

That setup will really lower the effectiveness of that unit. If you need more cooling capacity you might want something like this. (Dual hose units are far better than single hose units)

u/philipito · 4 pointsr/SeattleWA

Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner (ARC-14S)

Edit: I've had this model for about 4 years now, and I've had zero issues.

u/kesekimofo · 4 pointsr/LosAngeles

Buy a dual hose unit. Single hose works against itself by depressurizing the house and causing hot outside air to leak in.

My father in law bought one of these and he can't stop raving about it.

Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner (ARC-14S)

u/grimlock25 · 3 pointsr/vancouver

Good time to grab a portable AC unit.

I’ve been looking at the Whynter 14,000 BTU. Online reviews have been very positive. Probably going to grab it before the rising temperatures turn my place into a raging inferno.

u/ExPostRedemptore · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Consider a floor standing portable ducted air conditioner such as this one:

You'd need to make a small adapter to fit the duct into a window - basically a sheet of MDF with a hole in it - and the unit would have to be within a few feet of the window to connect the ducting.

The up front cost of this type of system is low - usually under $700. They aren't as efficient as some central AC units though.

u/polyhistorist · 2 pointsr/Frat

Since only u/roadbird21 really answered this I'll jump in. Do you own the house or rent it? Is it long term rent (like you know you'll have it for 5+ years ) or short term? And do you have alot of money or a little?

Short term: (if you don't own the house/don't have a ton of money)Dehumidifiers are a great option. Dry air is not as sweat inducing as wet air is. Also get one or two portable AC units. As large as you can afford (by BTU) such as this one.

These work by having an exaust for hot air. Route this up the stairs and outside the nearest window. You can buy extra tubing from home Depot. Get enough AC for double the room size.

Medium term (you have more money, a long rent that's several years). Something like this would be good

Long term: you have a long rent, own the property, or have a ton of money

This is what your looking for

Note, I do a ton of DIY projects, including plumbing and electrical for my house. I probably would get someone to install this anyhow. Also, if your renting. You need to talk with your land lord.

u/crathis · 2 pointsr/amazon

take note: Canadian site

Fully expect this to not pan out. Seems like a pricing error.

u/kfreedom · 2 pointsr/AskNYC

I had the same issue and ended up getting this one:

works great for an est 600sqft apt. it has an intake and exhaust hose

u/Kylista · 2 pointsr/legaladvice

As other posters have mentioned, sometimes if a portable air conditioner doesn't seem like it's working, it's because there isn't enough circulation.

I was in a situation similar to yours, trying to cool down a living area with vaulted ceilings in the summer with a 14,000btu portable AC, and it didn't seem like it was doing shit. It was nice to sit in front of, but 3 feet away it was hot as hell.

The solution was around air circulation. I actually ended up opening a bedroom down the hall and opening a window and putting a box fan in it to blow air out.

2 hours later the living area was pleasantly cool and so was my bedroom, which was a nice bonus.

my AC unit is and it works wonderfully.

u/Wdeflect · 2 pointsr/SeattleWA

Definitely. My house gets super hot, and being able to bring the AC unit to any room I'm in is a godsend. I got this one (was cheaper last year) and it's worked well for me, at least for one summer! I've read ones with dual hoses are better.

u/NewrTo · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Is it this one? Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner with Storage bag (ARC-14S)

u/sherideswildhorses · 2 pointsr/Seattle

We got a Whynter 14,000 BTU portable ac for summer 2014 & it did a pretty good job in our 900 sq ft house. A perk of having a small house, I guess. We're scheduled for whole house ac install July 27. Hope we can make it til then!

u/MrNerd82 · 1 pointr/HVAC

not sure how buying on amazon works in Canada...

see if this link works:

Whynter dual hose 14k BTU (used) shows $332 USD which should be like $430 CAD

they are all amazon warehouse deals so if it sucks or not to your liking easy/free return.

u/Spo_0ky · 1 pointr/Calgary

We got this one a few years back, works like a charm and well worth the money, in 30-35C heat it will actually keep the place nice and cool (~500 square foot room)

u/ceresia · 1 pointr/HVAC

/u/fbogg might be onto something. Family member of mine uses what I call a spot cooler, basically a cooler for one or a couple smaller rooms that sits on the floor, and the exhaust pipes to the window via a smaller 4-6" flex pipe, that would solve about all your issues right there, a lot of them come with a 90 degree shield where dirt wouldn't be able to go into the pipe and land on the shield.

Unsure about this product but a quick search to explain my idea.

u/Iinzers · 1 pointr/legaladvice


Hm thanks man. I'll definitely give it another go this summer with some extra fans and a higher BTU AC if I can get one (16K I hope).

u/Oh_hey_a_TAA · 1 pointr/gpumining

Getting heat out is more important than AC cooling.
You can get portable AC units that don't have to physically go in the window. Ove used a couple of these 14k btu units in a room with no Windows.

u/paycheck_day · 1 pointr/containerhomes

Hey there I assume you want something like this: Portable AC

I would recommend against these as they are very inefficient since the ac unit is inside a lot heat goes into the space it is trying to cool. Instead I would get a Mini split AC like this one They are much more efficient as all of the parts that get hot are outside the house.

If you don't want to be mounting anything outside then at the least I would get a portable ac with dual intake/exhaust hoses. like this The reason these are better than the single hose ones is these dual hose ones don't make your home have a negative air pressure which causes it to suck hot air into your house through gaps in doors and windows.

BTW I don't know anything about the individual products I linked they are just examples.

u/nick5342 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I have a Whynter ARC 14s, I use it to cool about 500 sqft and it kicks ass. It is kind of loud when you run it on high but it puts out some cold air.

u/ClosetCaseGrowSpace · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I'm happy to talk over your plans and help out where I'm able. Looking at your comments in this post, I see a couple things that I'd like to point out to you that you can think about.

It sounds like you've already got the shed framed in and your insulated interior space will be around 6'x9', is this correct? I don't love your idea for the tiny 2' space and a 6x6 grow area. You've got too much space for growing, and no space for working. You don't need to be able to get inside your grow chamber and walk around. To maximize yield, you want your grow chamber to be just large enough for the light you are using and the plants you are growing. Let's say you def want to use a 1000 watt MH/HPS- A 4'x6' grow chamber in the rear of the shed would be perfectly sized for that light. That leaves you about 5'x6' for a work space/lung room. You need room to work. You are going to want a chair, a desk, shelves for supplies and space for tools and hardware. A 1000 watt HPS in a 4x6 space will yield 1-2 pounds per grow, and a grow takes 5 months from seed to jar.

Another thing you could do is run two grow chambers, one for flower and one for veg. You could, for example, have a 150 watt 2x4 veg space and a 600 watt 4x4 flower space. This arrangement would yield 10-20 ounces every 10 weeks.

Regardless of how you divide up the space, I think what I might do if I were in your situation is just finish the shed space with no interior walls, and use a tent for the grow chamber. This would give you the flexibility to evolve and adapt your grow shed as you develop your preferred growing technique.

Another thing I wanted to point out to you is that the portable A/C unit you are looking at is no good for growing. That is a single hose unit, and a single hose A/C unit removes air from the living space, and sends it out the exhaust hose. That means you are going to be blowing incredibly dank air out of the exhaust during flower, and you are going to have difficulty keeping your RH under control. You need to use either a window A/C unit, or a dual hose unit.

u/ArizonaLad · 1 pointr/DIY

Look into a two hose portable unit. This is just one such product, there are a 100 more. Watch the video on the left side of the link:

u/xgrave01 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

in the case of a screen, get an portable ac that has a dual outlet into the window, it wouldnt go past the window itself so the screen wont interfere, and its not a "window unit" so you bypass that little restriction as well. this was on sale for 330$ a few days ago

u/slohcinbeards · 1 pointr/LosAngeles

So I have a wall AC unit in my living/dining room but it's too far from the bedroom and even with creative fan placement, zero cool air gets into the bedroom. In my bedroom there is already a pre-installed hose/vent/hole through the wall underneath the window that the previous tenant placed for their portable unit. However, after some additional research I decided that a dual hose unit was a must, so I think I'm going to end up using the window for the two hoses and NOT this pre-installed hole in the wall. I really wanted to go for a window unit, but decided against it due to my window design - I hope this was the right decision (sigh). I ended up going with this model.