Model # APAC120S

Internet #205037344

Avallon 12,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner with InvisiMist Smart Drain Technology
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Discontinued Avallon

12,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner with InvisiMist Smart Drain Technology

  • Offers 3 fan speeds for desired airflow
  • Temperature range of 61 degrees F to 89 degrees F
  • Equipped with 24-hour timer and auto restart feature

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Utilizing Avallon’s exclusive InvisiMist drain technology, this 12,000 BTU portable air conditioner liberates you from ever having to drain an internal reservoir again. As warm air and humidity are normally associated, this portable air conditioner (PAC) is engineered to remove up to 80 pints of moisture from your air per day. In many cases, the unit’s self-evaporative function will expel the majority of air moisture. However, in high-humidity environments, self-evaporation is not enough. Excess water accumulates in the internal reservoir and, to prevent itself from overflowing onto your floor, a PAC will automatically turn off. This can happen at any time and will require you to manually drain the PAC. The InvisiMist system solves this problem. Consisting of an internal drain pump, a water line and our InvisiMist nozzle, the system automatically turns on when water accumulates and safely disposes of it through the easy-to-assemble window kit. This unit is more powerful than other 12,000 BTU PACs, cooling your space up to 40% more quickly because of its dual-hose air system, which separates intake and exhaust, allowing for more air intake and cooling power. The three adjustable fan speeds allow you to customize the unit’s operations to suit your cooling preferences. Included casters enable you move this PAC to wherever you need it, and the included remote with LED display allows you to easily change operating settings from anywhere in the room.

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Why two hoses? Noise level not stated...why?

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June 25, 2016
Can't I leave one hose off and let the intake come from the room air itself the same way window air conditioners do? If the unit is taking air that already has dropped in temperature due to the cooling action of the unit, then it seems it would be easier to keep cooling that air than bringing in much hotter air from outside and needing to cool that. And I notice many other standalones only have one hose. Wondering how is two more efficient as the description claims.

Is there any reason why there is no noise rating listed (dbA)? How loud is this unit? I thought the question about being able to watch TV was humorous but I get what was being ask -- it is LOUD, which seems to be a universal problem with these units where the noisy compressors are INSIDE the room, not outside the window like regular window air conditioners. It worries me that it has no "sleep mode since A/C units that have sleep mode do so as a way to quiet them down at night.
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August 3, 2016
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There is no noise rating listed because it is EXTREMELY loud. Wish I could return it.
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July 23, 2016
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Why don't you read the product overview? It clearly says:"Low noise level of only 55 dBA"
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Two hoses allow for outside air to be brought into the condenser side of the A/C unit, and vented back outside. One hose creates a negative atmosphere, thus sucking air into your room from the outside or surrounding rooms, reducing efficiency. Think of a window unit - all the heat expelled on the outside portion of the unit uses the surrounding outdoor air that passes over the condenser's coil. The Read More
Two hoses allow for outside air to be brought into the condenser side of the A/C unit, and vented back outside. One hose creates a negative atmosphere, thus sucking air into your room from the outside or surrounding rooms, reducing efficiency. Think of a window unit - all the heat expelled on the outside portion of the unit uses the surrounding outdoor air that passes over the condenser's coil. The evaporator resides on the inside of the unit only, recirculating cooled air within the room. Single-hose portable A/C units are much less efficient, especially if the surrounding room(s) are much hotter than the one you're trying to cool off. Read Less
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can i get a replacement window kit?

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I suggest you build your own using insulating foam board. It cost me $5.00 instead of $60.00 and I was able to make it fit perfectly.
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Can i modify the window part to fit 16.75" window?

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June 6, 2016
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Hi Luz,
Yes, the window insert may be modified to fit.
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My window slides sideway not up and down

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My window slides sideways. Will this kit fit in that type of configuration?
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All portable ACs will work in a sliding window type setting but require some modification. You will need a window panel that fits the height of the window. Some manufacturers provide additional panels for purchase to accommodate a sliding window or door. If they don't, with a little creativity, you can make one for yourself. I bought a length of pine shelving for $6, cut holes for the hoses, cut it to Read More
All portable ACs will work in a sliding window type setting but require some modification. You will need a window panel that fits the height of the window. Some manufacturers provide additional panels for purchase to accommodate a sliding window or door. If they don't, with a little creativity, you can make one for yourself. I bought a length of pine shelving for $6, cut holes for the hoses, cut it to the size of my sliding window--done. Read Less
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12,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner with InvisiMist Smart Drain Technology is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from extremely noisy, impossible to use at night This unit is so loud it can only be operated during the day with the T.V. on maximum volume. Forget trying to sleep. The instructions were extremely difficult to follow to put it together. It was missing parts, and there's a rather-important part sitting in the box that isn't shown in the instructions at all. Seems to work without it, but I wish I hadn't bought this. Very disappointed in noise level.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from unit failed miserably the unit provided good air until 3-4 months, after which it failed. looking inside, the evaporator coil rusted inside and the freon leaked away. considering that this unit was only 3 months old, that is just ridiculous. I cant imagine ever buying this brand or model again. I returned the unit to HD after 4 months for an in store credit.
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Portable AC.....better than nothing at all Having come from homes with refrigerated air, when it actually began to heat up in Santa Fe, I figured we better try and get a portable A/C. Our home's windows crank out and don't lend themselves to the classic in-window unit. This unit cools a small area at best. It is better than nothing, but I can't say I would buy another.
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Right AC For Me The most important factors for my purchase was dual vent (look it up). It keeps inside air in and hot, outside air out. Single vent systems don't do that as well, in my opinion. The other great feature? Automatic dehumidification and venting of condensation via spray through exhaust hose: genius! Depending I don't know why they don't promote this unit more. The various modes and the color-coordinated panel-per-mode is great when you wonder what mode it is in and what it is doing. Nice remote with timed on or off, so you are not freezing your buns off or wasting electricity. Still new, so I have not experienced any issues, but my initial reaction is that this is a good unit from a US company.
Date published: 2016-06-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Could never hook this up. I had to return this. The two hoses sent with the unit were different sizes (should have been identical), and neither of them worked with the fittings included. Very frustrating.
Date published: 2014-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Happy With Purchase Have central air, but my wife likes it extra cold. Powerful, not too loud and installation was relatively easy. Had to cut the plastic window panel with a circular saw. One panel was not enough, but two panels together were too large to fit the window. Also comparatively pricey. Pay extra for home delivery unless you have a large SUV or pick-up truck. Box is pretty big. Home Depot delivered it to the door within a couple of days of ordering. The unit is large and the hoses are noticeable, but it's better than having something sticking out of the window in the front of the house. It's not really noticeable from outside.
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does what I bought it for. It was easy enough to put together but it requires a lot of room so if you have a small room like I do, prepare rearrange and fight a little bit. The hoses are not as flexible as I would have liked but once I got it into the window, it worked pretty good. I do think it is a bit expensive considering how awkward it is.
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Can't recommend this one, too many design problems The cool air outlet has almost no direction control. The outlet only always very slight left/right but no up or down movement. The way the intake/exhaust hoses are designed, the a/c has to be set two feet from the window or wall. The very bright LED lights around the power buttons never turn off, so it makes using it in the bedroom useless. I don't understand why designers do that, but it lit up the bedroom so brightly we couldn't sleep.
Date published: 2014-07-02
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