Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 56
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SMW40 Worked for two years, now need repair
In less than two years the fan wheel broke. The unit is not even moved around it stays in same spot during the winter months and only the vent is removed from window. Not worth the $500 I spent for it to last less than 2 years. Also, having trouble finding a place to repair portable A/C units. Also, not energy efficient if you dare to purchase be prepared for your electric bill to increase dramatically.
July 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PickleToes Cools but doesn't chill as hoped
Living in a refurbished attic apartment, it goes without saying, it gets very hot in here In the summers. The Avallon 14,000btu serves its purpose well enough but I was hoping it would chill the room it's used in like a walk-in freezer. Perhaps it would do that in a 1st or 2nd floor apartment where it doesn't heat up like an attic apartment does. The invisimist design works like a charm though. I've yet to see any condensation even in the tube in back, let alone where it mists out the window. I love not having to empty any water trays or reservoirs! It was a fairly easy set-up in all but be sure to install the invisimist tubing before attaching and installing the outtake hose. This isn't mentioned until later on in the instructions AFTER showing how to attach the intake and outtake hoses. So If you're setting up step by step, you'll have to undo the outtake exhaust hose and redo it again with the invisimist attached. This is an instructions manual FAIL, obviously. My only real annoyance is with the buzzing noise the air conditioner makes when it is running. I didn't expect the machine to be quiet but the buzzing noise can get downright annoying at times. Im not sure if this is normal or if I just happened to get a noisier one but I'm thinking of putting it on a wood platform of sorts in the hope it just needs more stability apart from the rug it's sitting on in my wall to wall carpeted apartment. As far as the window kit goes, I did have to saw a bit of it off in order to fit it in my 20" window frame but that was no big deal considering the plastic is a bit flimsy (a general complaint in all portable ac reviews I've read- not only Avallon brand). It can be done with a steak knife though! Actually, the kit did fit my window, but with the extension in it(which is necessary) it covered one of the holes for the hose to attach to and blow out/in, so sawing was necessary. An added touch was the extra window kit extension piece that was included should you want or need to move it to another room where the window may be a different size. All in all I'd say the Avallon is a good product but for the $600.00+ I spent on an air conditioner, I guess I was expecting no issues whatsoever. I do reasonably expect it to last for some time, considering the price of it. As a first time portable ac owner, this is my hope. Oh, one more good thing, it does drop the temp four degrees within five or less minutes which is very nice when coming home to a sweltering apartment.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EC Meets expectations
The unit was easy to assemble and install. I'm guessing the auto drain function works, I haven't had to drain or touch anything. My electric bill is no higher then when I had two window units (5K BTU ea) running. This unit replaced each of those. It cools my whole downstairs area. The only draw back is that it is noisy while running. I would buy another one if needed. Overall I can say that it met my expectations
June 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by al Efficiently steals money freezing your budget.
Useless for temperatures over 100 F. Can't cool apartment 350 sq F more than 6-7 deg F (to 93-95 lowest). When it's 80 F outside works fine though but who needs AC at that temperatures?
Perhaps it's just 5000 or 4000 BTU but advertized at 14000.
Very heavy bulky and called mobile only because it has wheels. Oh - forgot to mention eats electricity a lot.
Worst purchase ever.
June 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dan21 hard working AC
I have a 2000 sq foot shop in a metal building with moderate insulation. Before installing the AC, inside temperatures got to about 5F less than peak outside temp. This application is asking the AC to do about 4X what it was designed for. With it running all day, the shop is now about 5-8F cooler than before, and the humidity about 10% lower. It blows 55F air out the vent, which is about all you can ask. Before when it was 100F outside and 45% humidity, inside the shop was 95F and 45%. With the AC it's now 89F and 35% humidity inside. That's a big difference to me.
I only considered dual hose units, as single hose units use conditioned air to cool the condenser and blow that outside. Well, duh, if I wanted outside air sucked into the room I'd open a window. Single hose units have NO ADVANTAGE over dual hose that operate more like a split unit. You can always make a single hose installation out of a dual hose unit by simply not using the intake hose. BE AWARE, some manufacturers sell dual hose units that are actually 2 exhaust hoses and no intake. That's the same as a single hose unit with a bigger hose.
Yes, I am an engineer nerd.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tnsprnghl TN Upstairs
Room is above garage and in full sun all day. Set temperature at 75 and unit has kept 300 sq. ft. Room cool. A little louder than expected and fan runs more often even if set on automatic. Easy to set up. Window fit was good and did not need anything additional.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Muggins So glad we bought it...
Despite having high ceilings and square footage that exceeds this unit's rated area, we are thrilled at how well the unit's keeping our primary living area comfortable during an unusual hot spell in Montana. We were a little reluctant to spend this much money on an A/C unit that'll only be used a few days a year, but now we feel it was well worth it!
July 21, 2015
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