Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 13
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Fairfielder001 Successful installation, Honeywell MN10CESWW a/c
This unit was easy to unpack (though somewhat hefty) and to connect to the window space. The remote control is straightforward as long as you realize that when you push a button and the temperature starts blinking, it indicates the temperature you're setting. You can then change it by pressing the arrow up or down buttons. Then it stops flashing and displays in solid numbers the actual temperature. This a/c is cooling a room about 13 x 15' with a high ceiling, with warm air exiting a skylight with a ceiling fan. Some cool air "sinks" out of the room, down a short corridor into other rooms, and a small oscillating fan does a good job helping cool one secondary room using some of the cooled air. Given what we've read, it's a good idea to turn off this unit after a number of hours so that it doesn't become overtaxed.
July 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by BUNNY LOVE this air conditioner!
This air conditioner performs as stated. Packaging was amazing. It WAS quick to un-box and install. It has a much shorter "standing" period required prior to turning the unit on - 20 min. It is truly portable since it does not screw into the window & casing. The casters are perfect to move this unit easily across carpeting. The unit is lightweight for it's size. Cools well enough for a small bedroom which is what I intended it to be used for. Although the EER was quite high - which should be good - I gasped when my electric bill came in for a month of heavy use. This is the only reason I did not give it 5 stars. I still love this unit, the way it operates and do not regret it's purchase - even with the electric bill. VERY important - it does not drip any water and I still have not had to empty it once.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Bunny Worked great!
I had to return this great air conditioner because I could not figure out how to vent it through sliding windows and plantation shutters.
August 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JeffreyI Stands well above other Portable ACs
Over the past 6 years we have owned 5 different brands of portable ACs. 3 are currently being used and 2 have met their maker.
We currently have a DeLonghi in our daughter's room that does a good job. The main benefit of this unit is that the cycling on/off is not so jarring it can wake her up.
In our main room we have a Royal Sovereign which is loud and clunky but does a decent job of cooling.
A portable AC rated at 10,000 BTUs is good for a medium sized room in a not very hot climate. We live on the coast in Los Angeles and this one does very well in a 12x15 room.
We just had a heat wave where the outside temp got up to 85 and the humidity was around 70%. This unit took a while to cool down the room in the evening but not that much longer than our previous, 12,000 BTU unit.
Another thing this was a good test of is how well it evaporates moisture. Too many units need to have the drip tray emptied after only a few hours of running in moderate humidity. We have not had to empty this one after almost 3 weeks and close to 100 hours of running.
1-Nice control panel that lights up to touch and shuts back off after a few seconds.
2-A beep that is loud enough to hear but not so loud that it wakes up my wife if I need to change a setting when she's asleep
3-Cools very well for its rated BTUs
4-Decent looking and not too heavy
5-Came with everything needed for set up
1- Display is a little too bright when it's on. It seems blinding in a dark room. But it does shut back off after a few seconds so it's not horrible.
2- It's just a little too jarring when the compressor turns on and off. Part of this is that the compressor and exhaust fan start and stop at the same exact time.
Our DeLonghi and our old Everstar both offset these 2 so there isn't as much of a sudden jolt on or off. Having said that, it is no where near as jarring as the Royal Sovereign in our main room.
Overall, I really have to sing the praises of this unit. It does a good job of cooling without making too much noise or taking up too much room.
I've had units that had to have a permanent drain hose, some that are way too loud to use in a bedroom but this seems like a very well engineered and built unit.
I am hoping to have this one for a long time.
July 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by BubbaGump A good choice in a poor field
I've been using this product for the last two weeks, and am moderately satisfied with it. Consumer Reports notes that no portable (floor) unit does an exceptional job of really cooling an apartment (much less a house)--a large room is about the best you can ask for. This is true. That said, this Honeywell unit is among the best of the choices, and does consistently put out cold air. I'm satisfied, knowing what I knew going into the purchase, but $500 can buy a lot of fans and ice.
August 5, 2014