The Koldfront PAC1401W Ultracool 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner is an excellent air conditioning unit recommended for large rooms. It is a very powerful unit and it can cool down rooms to a desirable temperature in a matter of minutes depending on the size of the room – smaller rooms will cool down faster.
The Koldfront PAC1401W Ultracool 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner is often compared to theWhynter ARC-14S since both air conditioning units have similar specs. The most noticeable difference between the two air conditioning units is the color and design; the PAC 1401 is white and wide and the ARC-14S is white with a black stripe and thin.
Additionally, the PAC 1401 is considerably lighter than the ARC-14S model.
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Koldfront PAC1401W Ultracool 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Review
The pros of this model are quite simple: it is very powerful; it can cool down a small room in a matter of minutes. It does not require a lot of electricity (unless you use max settings of course). It is very user friendly and easy to set up and the remote control gives you complete control over the machine’s temperature settings and operation modes.
The unit can be quite loud at times and the window kit may be difficult to install if your window too far from the floor. You may need to buy an additional exhaust hose if your window is not close to the floor of your apartment or house.
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This model has three operating modes: dehumidifier, fan, and air conditioner. The dehumidifier is very effective and it can dehumidify about 30 pints of water per day. However, it is important to note that in atmospheres with a high level of moisture the PAC-1401W may collect an unusually large amount of moisture forcing you to empty the water dish regularly.
The dehumidifier is equipped with an auto-drain function but sometimes you will have to replace the water in the bowl manually. The air conditioning mode is very powerful – a dual hose 14,000 BTU system blasts out vents of freezing cold air into the surrounding area. Each mode of operation has three speeds. This model does not have a built in heater mode.
The PAC-401W is a very user friendly portable air conditioning unit. You can set a 24 hour cycle in a matter of minutes. You can change the temperature settings by using the remote control that is included with the device. Once the room is at the desired temperature the thermostat will put the machine into sleep mode until the room needs to be cooled down again.
You can program almost every aspect of this air conditioning unit. There is no need to worry if your settings will be lost if the machine un-expectedly shuts down; the unit will automatically load all of your previous settings the next time it turns on.
The PAC 1401 is an extremely powerful portable air conditioning unit and it is recommended for large rooms. It has a coverage area of approximately 500 square feet. Of course, the efficiency of this unit depends on a wide variety of external factors.
In other words, there are many different factors that can have affect how efficient the machine is at cooling down a particular room. Regardless, this particular unit is great for living rooms or master bedrooms. Naturally, it will be much more effective in a small room.
Due to its size this unit can be quite loud but not loud enough to disturb your sleep unless you are an incredibly light sleeper. The noise level is about the same as other portable air conditioning units that have the same BTU capacity. Generally, the loudest this machine can get is about 56 decibels.
Of course, the machine will be very quiet if you use it at a low fan speed. You usually will not need to use the air conditioning mode on maximum settings unless you really want to cool down the air in a room in a short period of time.
The air the machine produces on a low setting is acceptable for most customers. Naturally, if the machine is too loud you should set a 24-hour program that sets the machine on a low setting during the hours that you need to get some rest.
The PAC 1401W consumes more electricity than most portable air conditioning units. The reason for that is because the air conditioning system is very powerful (rated at 14,000 BTU but some tests have shown higher results). The maximum power this machine consumes has been rated at 1480 watts. Of course, that number represents the amount of electricity this unit consumes when it is set to maximum settings.
If the air conditioning unit is set to a low fan speed (one or two for instance) the unit will not demand nearly as much electricity. So generally speaking, this portable air conditioning unit demands a lot of electricity for its maximum potential. In order to save electricity, avoid using the unit on max air conditioning settings.
Size, Dimensions, and Weight
The PAC-1401 is quite large and has the following dimensions: 19 x 32 x 16 inches. It was designed primarily for larger rooms. Regardless, the model is still an acceptable size and it will fit nicely against a wall in your living room.
The model is built out of a hard plastic glossy material which gives the unit a great modern look; it will match almost any interior décor. However, this particular unit is considerable heavy; it weighs approximately 75 pounds.
There are several features that the PAC 1401 is equipped with that are worth mentioning. For instance, both filters on the unit can be replaced and washed.
It has two main filters: a washable pre-filter and a replaceable carbon filter. You should clean the filters on a regular basis. The unit is also equipped with directional air louvers which help distribute cold air evenly throughout the room.
The PAC-1401 portable air conditioner unit is packaged with the following accessories: one remote control, one user manual, one window kit, screws to install the window kit, and a window kit installation manual.
All you have to do to get the machine running is plug it into an electrical socket, sling the exhaust pipe out of a nearby window, and switch the machine on.
Consumer Reviews & Ratings
Overall, consumers are very satisfied with this product. Some consumers have complained that the machine can be loud at times but the overall quality is good; the air conditioning mode is very powerful and can keep a large room at a comfortable temperature for a long time.