Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 25
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by OwlbearDan Doesn't cool like it should because of a bad design
Generally serviceable air conditioner, but what's puzzling is why you would pump out the condensate. This is completely contrary to the cooling system. I work a lot with evaporators and you need moisture in the system to maintain the cooling systems. The manufacturer's customer service tried to feed me some pitch about how it's better but it really isn't.
That's why the unit doesnt not cool like a 14000 BTU should. It's sure not cooling better than my 10000 BTU window unit and is even louder. Fancy idea that ruins the product. If you must get this unit, DONT use the pump. Trust me, it will work better.
August 13, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by davej does not work as decribed or what I thought it said
purchased this for my garage and knew this could be a problem, But dual hose with some saying it was 40% better. I installed both hoses--had to go through a brick wall but made it work. After running it for a couple days needed to paint clean up the mess I made.
Out going air is strong and warm. In flow hose had almost no air going into it and I set it up correctly. was told by their support lline the in flow comes from the hose and the back of the unit which means It is pulling in from wherever air gets into the garage. It also keeps are garage door to the house from closing without some extra effort. The back of the unit is larger that the hose opening. Also told I could not tape off the back side because the unit may over heat.
Had I known about the dual hose set up would never have purchased it --- It does not work!!!
October 4, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nannydoe22 Good concept but has a few kinks.
I like the idea of a free standing air conditioner. I do have a few issues though. The assembly instructions are vague so we had problems with that. It was difficult fitting it to the window. I have to constantly tape it. Also the cooling area is on the low side and it is noisy. The major problem is the remote. It has to stay attached to the unit in order to run it. So if you take the remote off the unit and lose it you will lose the ability to control it. I do like the dual hose system because I don't have to drain it and the air quality is good, however one of the hoses gets hot. I wanted to return it but the dual hose with the invisimist and smart drain system is the selling point, and there aren't many to chose from.
August 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MB98387 Worth the money I spent
I am happy with my decision to purchase this Avallon unit.
The Invisimist function works as advertised.
The plastic pieces for insertion in the window are actually decently strong. (Not that I use them, I cut holes in a 1x12 board.
It keeps approximately 750 square feet comfortably cool. My Sharp 10K BTU unit did not come even close to keeping it from being uncomfortably warm.
About the only complaint would be that it is louder than my old unit, but it is well worth the tradeoff. The sound is still quiet enough to be able to carry on a conversation without raising your voice.
August 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Phil Sleep Deprivation Gone with Avallon
Our bedroom is nearly twice the size of a standard bedroom and it is on the northwest side of our house. The small window A/C unit we had wasn't powerful enough to cool our room very quickly. It would take 4 or more hours to make it comfortable enough to sleep and the only window it fit in was on the west side, the hottest side of our house. After the season was over we’d usually have to drain a bunch of water out of the unit, including water from rain that got into the case. Not any more! Our new Avallon 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner made our summer cooling problem go away in short order. It was really easy to assemble the innovative dual-hose venting panel and the way it is designed, allowed us to vent out of our north-facing sliding window. Believe me, I had done my research before deciding on a new A/C unit and the features that impressed me about the Avallon were the "Invisimist" smart drain, the removable remote control, the versatile venting system and the extremely reasonable price. After using it for the first time and getting a restful good night's sleep, the Avallon actually exceeded my expectations. Not only did it cool our large room down in a quarter of the time the old one did, it's powerful fan and compressor were significantly quieter than our small window A/C unit. When we no longer needed it, I was able to drain what little water was in the drain tank onto a small Sham-Wow cloth and put the unit away in our closet. This is a well-designed, efficient and high quality air conditioner and I can't say enough good things about it. Do yourself a favor, get one of these reasonably-priced Avallon portable A/C units from Home Depot and sleep well!
October 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Deks Best Portable Air Conditioner I've Ever Owned - Dual Hose is the way to go!
I have purchased other portables in the past for my workshop and can tell you this one is the best one I've ever used. It is VERY powerful, gets VERY cold and with the dual hose it seems to cool my space much more quickly vs the cheap single hose units I previously used. All of these units say they exhaust 100% of the moisture but it's simply not true. If it were true, then why would they even put a kill switch on it or a drain plug to drain the internal bucket? With the slick pump/mist exhaust I'll never worry about the unit kicking off. Incredibly happy with my purchase.
May 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by William Outstanding portable air conditioner
I needed extra cooling for one of my rooms and picked this unit over others because of the invisimist feature. I didn’t want to have to worry about draining the water. I was worried that the mist system would be difficult to install but was pretty easy to put together. It sits nicely in the exhaust hose. It just takes a little muscle to attach the mister. Unit was packaged well and arrived quickly. So far the unit has worked great! Does the job cooling my room.
June 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Aginghomeowner Nice Unit but....
Install not as simple as some on here noted. Had to have panels cut by mitre saw at HOMEDEPOT b4 would fit window. The 'slide' option w/ dual hose severely limits expansion/contraction. Cools a large bedroom very well. A major difference noted to the rooms temperature. Unit is fairly quiet, provides nice 'white' noise with which to sleep. The Blue light indicating cooling is fairly bright but not enough to keep you awake. Like a night light in the bedroom. Overall I am happy with purchase - this is a high proved model but cools well and should NOT have to empty any water manually.
July 26, 2014