Rated 3.6 out of 5Â by 7
Rated 4 out of 5Â by crkshot Cooling works well at 90 degree outside temp and heat works well at 49 deg. outside
After I got it setup and ready to run, I looked for the filter. I thought the filter was not in the shipment.
I went to my local Home Depot Customer service and asked them for a filter until I could get the factory one since I needed the cooling. They fixed me up with a very fine filter that fit perfectly. They also gave me the phone number for Honeywell Customer service since they don't answer the phone on Sunday.
I called Honeywell Cust. service on Monday and was told that the mesh grating of the plastic filter holder was "THE FILTER"
and to not put anything else where there was an obvious place to put one.
Also Honeywell CS told me that the company did not supply an outside vent cover with a screen to keep out bugs and rain.
I told the CS lady that was ridiculous because I have another brand of indoor A/C (that I purchased from Home Depot) that has protection for the vent that is standard.
I was able to also try the unit on the heat cycle for several nights that got down to the upper 40s and it worked very well, idling when not needed.
Maybe the remote control should have a little holder to allow it to be attached to the wall. Right now mine is laying on a countertop.
I am unsure how effective it will be when we get 100 plus temps here.
This one is somewhat noisier than my other similar unit.
May 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DIYer This product performs well relative to its cost
This product is a powerful, efficient, indoor, portable heat pump. While it was probably designed mainly for cooling in the summer, I have used it as the primary heat source for a 550 sq ft great room and it has been in use almost continuously since late November. If Georgia had experienced a normal winter it would have been more than adequate. However, like outdoor heat pumps, it struggles when the temperature is below about 26 degrees Then you need an additional heat source.
There is a design flaw if you plan to use it for heating- the dehumidifier works continuously with the heater- a nice touch- but it pulls a lot of water out of the air It has to be drained often, and it would stop abruptly when the tank was full. The drain plug is near the bottom of the heavy unit, and so, to rig up a functional option that allowed it to drain continuously without putting a hole in the sheet rock, I mounted the unit on a furniture dolly, and improvised a drain pan (auto parts sell 10 qt oil drain pans that don't look too bad). Once that was done, it worked well and has worked continuously.
On "normal" winter days of 48-52 with lows of 30ish, it works very well and comfortably heats about 600 sq ft to a uniform 65-67 degrees Considering it uses 1200 watts and @ 7 amps, that is amazing. The electric bill was not bad, considering.
There was a bit of trial and error necessary with the air intake vent, which needed a 2nd hose pipe sent a week later The unit is very powerful and will pull a lot of air in, and having some control over the direction of that airflow was needed.
I had limited funds and shopped a while before making this choice. I had to experiment with it, but am not disappointed. Considering that temperature records were broken two weeks ago, the Honeywell did OK given its limitations in cold weather.
Customer support by telephone from the manufacturer was prompt and outstanding and I called multiple times..
January 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by OLDXYZ Quiet
Very quiet. Cools well. Very easy to operate, the remote is a nice feature.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ssss only has one hose...just fyi
so far no problems.... hopefully just one hose works good enough... also these types of units are kind of loud. I would recomend the permanent wall units if your willing to commit.
October 23, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Bill A/C just to loud
I keep debating if i want to take it back or not............ the AC blows cold but its just so noisy.......... and it not good at taking hot air away. it generates more hot air then it takes out of the room.
I'm only using it 2 times a month so i guess i can use it but i would say stay clear.
June 10, 2014