The NewAir AC-12000E 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner is a great medium sized hose portable air conditioning unit. It is built from sturdy hard plastic with a coat of grey paint which gives it a nice cozy vibe.
The NewAir AC-12000E 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner is designed for medium to large sized rooms. It does not have a dual hose system which makes it not as effective as most portable air conditioning units but it is still quite effective in smaller rooms.
This portable air conditioning unit is specifically designed to focus air flow in one direction. It does not have all-directional vents but it has large vents that point in one direction.
If you want to change the direction that the vents blow air in you will have to reposition the unit. Regardless, this air conditioning unit is at the top of its class.
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NewAir AC-12000E 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Review
The following are some of the pros of purchasing this particular portable air conditioning unit: great mobility, decent size, attractive color, user friendly installation, powerful air conditioning mode, self-evaporating dehumidifier feature, and the fact that the unit does not consume a lot of electricity.
The following are of the cons to purchasing this particular unit: only two fan speeds, single hose system, window kit does not fit some windows, exhaust hose can be too short at times, and the compressor can be quite loud when it starts.
This is a great machine, works great and very nice. I love this AC. I will buy another for my new home
This particular model is often confused with another NewAir portable air conditioning model, the AC-12000H. It is important not to confuse the two models because one system has a heater mode and the other has three modes: fan, dehumidifier, and air-con. The system which has three modes of operation is the AC-12000E.
The fan only mode is the least power intensive mode of all the three modes. It is just like a regular fan except for the fact that air is actually filtered through the filters on the air conditioning unit before it is released. So, the air conditioning unit essentially cleans the air and blows it back into the room.
The dehumidifier mode is quite effective – great for atmospheres which have a high level of moisture. It can absorb about 60 pints of water from the atmosphere per day.
The air-conditioning mode is great but it only uses a single hose 12,000 BTU system. It has an airflow capacity of 276 CFM. This unit was specifically designed for medium sized rooms. The air conditioning mode can significantly cool down the temperature in most medium sized to large rooms. It works even better on smaller rooms but the noise can be bothersome.
Unlike most portable air conditioning units this model only has two fan speeds for each mode. You cycle between each mode effortlessly by utilizing the remote control that is packaged with the product.
The temperature controls are very simple and easy to configure. You can configure the thermostat and fan speeds from across the room with the device’s remote control. The device has an operating temperature between 64 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
It does not have swing air directional controls and it does not have a built in – auto configure feature. You will have to configure the 24 hour program cycle manually or choose a preset. Regardless, the AC12000E is very user friendly and if you do not know how to configure a certain aspect of the device you can always refer to the device’s user manual.
The single hose system is not as powerful as most dual hose systems but it can still pack quite a punch. This particular unit has a coverage area of around 425 square feet. Of course, in areas of the house such as lofts; it may not be as effective.
Regardless, this system can effectively cool down medium sized rooms. If you live in a hot, moist climate; this unit is highly recommended. You can reposition the unit with relative ease by simply rolling it on the floor – high quality wheels are installed under the unit to make the unit more mobile.
One of the major issues with this unit is the noise level. The unit itself is not particularly loud but the compressor of the unit is quite loud. Additionally, customers have noticed that when the compressor kicks in the unit is jolted and actually moves a couple of centimeters on the floor. It can be quite difficult to sleep when the compressor kicks in – especially if you sleep in a small room.
It will be easier for you to sleep if you sleep in a large room and place the unit a good distance away from your bed. Alternatively, you can use the fan mode; the compressor is not used when the fan is turned on. The compressor only kicks in once the air-con mode has been used for a couple of hours.
When the unit is turned on highest settings it has a decibel count of 64. The compressor uses a rotary system which may be responsible for the loud kick start sound. However, if you are a heavy sleeper this unit will not disturb your sleep in the slightest.
The AC12000E does not consume a lot of power primarily due to the fact that the unit uses a single hose air conditioning system. Additionally, the unit was optimized to consume as little electricity as possible. However, there are times when the unit can consume quite a bit of electricity so don’t forget to switch it off when you leave the house. The AC12000E on max air conditioning settings consumes approximately 115 volts and 11 amps.
Size, Dimensions, and Weight
Additionally, the unit itself is not as heavy as it looks; it only weighs around 76 pounds.The great thing about this unit is that it was designed to be as mobile as possible. For instance, there are convenient grooves built into the side of the unit to make it easy for people to carry the unit from place to place.
The NewAir AC-12000E 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner has the following dimensions: 14.5 x 15.5 x 29.2 inches. It has a nice grey plastic surface and LED lights which make it easy for to configure the machine in the dark.
The AC12000E has several features that were not mentioned earlier. For instance, the dehumidifier utilizes an auto evaporate system which eliminates the need for you to empty out the water that collects in the water dish.
Additionally, you can set a 24 hour programmable cycle and the machine will auto-restart and save all of your previous settings if a power outage occurs. It also has automatic air louvers that will adjust accordingly to distribute cold air throughout a given room.
This unit has the basic portable air conditioning unit accessories: a window kit, manual, instructions, remote control, and screws for the window kit.
The window kit is designed to fit all window sizes and it is very easy to install. However, there are cases where the window kit does not properly fit onto a window pane so other arrangements are needed.
Consumer Reviews & Ratings
All in all the NewAir AC-12000E 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioneris a great little portable air conditioner unit that is perfect for medium sized rooms. However, the compressor is quite loud and can jolt the entire machine when it kicks in.
The vast majority of people who have purchased this unit have left positive reviews. In general, if you want a nice grey portable air conditioning unit that is quite powerful and can keep you cool during the summer – this unit is for you.