Model # WA-8070E

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SPT 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner
0876840005273

SPT

8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner

  • Refreshingly cools rooms up to 250 sq. ft.
  • Offers 2 fan speeds for preferred airflow
  • Includes a remote and timer for convenience
$247.34 /each

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Stay cool and breathe fresher air with this 8000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner from SPT. Cooling, dehumidifying and fan features all in one allow you to enjoy a comfortable summertime environment with a single device. Powered by ample chilling capacity, the freestanding unit thoroughly cools an area up to 250 sq. ft. In addition, two fan speeds, a programmable timer and remote control allow convenient climate regulation. Leveraging self-evaporating technology, where water is extracted from the air into the unit during the cooling process, it recycles most of the water to chill the cooling coils and make it run more efficiently. Note: exhaust hose installation required (all standard accessories included).

  • 8000 BTU cooling power provides welcome relief when it's hot outside
  • Self-evaporating system expels moisture from the air
  • Easy-to-read digital temperature display is simple for anyone to observe
  • Equipped with directional air discharge louvers
  • LCDI plug; fire-resistant PVC plastic housing
  • Removes moisture for personal comfort (dehumidifier functions automatically in AC mode)
  • Washable air filter collects dust particles, keeping air clean and easy to breathe
  • Equipped with casters for easy mobility
  • Digital thermostat with remote control
  • Choice of programmable timer or continuous operation; programmable timer up to 24 hours (on, off or both)
  • Extendable exhaust hose included (up to 59 in.)
  • Meets or exceeds UL Listing safety standards
  • Backed by a 1-year limited manufacturer warranty
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vent or not

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I need to cool a room with no windows, do all portable A/C need vents
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October 3, 2016
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MUST BE vented
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October 2, 2016
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No
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September 15, 2016
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Yes, there must be a way to exhaust the heat that is removed from the room, you may be able to install a connector in the ceiling to the attic to exhaust the hot air. I did this in a similar situation and the hot air exhaust vents into my attic.
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June 5, 2016
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The important thing about air conditioners is that they do not make cold. They move heat from inside your home to the outside of it. You need the vent to get the heat out side.
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July 27, 2015
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You must vent this unit. It comes with everything you need to vent this out any type of window.
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Denver, Colorado
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July 25, 2015
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All air conditioners need to exhaust hot air to the outside. You might try an evaporative cooler. Also, with these types of air conditioners, the exhaust hose gets hot and that heat then stays in the room. I bought a solid color quilt at the ARC store, cut a piece to size and made a cover for the hose. Works great to insulate the hose and stop it from radiating heat into the room.
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June 11, 2015
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You won't find one without a vent, it must produce more heat than it removes and the heat has to go somewhere else if the room is to wind up being cooler.
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June 11, 2015
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I bought one, online, once that said you didn't have to vent it. It turned out to be one I had to add ice to about every hour - empty the water from the melted ice, and it only kind of cooled a 16 square foot space. It was just a fan blowing over the ice - which I could have done for a lot cheaper with a box fan and a big pan of ice sitting in front of it..... So beware of the ones that say you don't Read More
I bought one, online, once that said you didn't have to vent it. It turned out to be one I had to add ice to about every hour - empty the water from the melted ice, and it only kind of cooled a 16 square foot space. It was just a fan blowing over the ice - which I could have done for a lot cheaper with a box fan and a big pan of ice sitting in front of it..... So beware of the ones that say you don't have to vent them. Read Less
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June 8, 2015
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This specific model requires venting. The need for venting will depend upon model availability on the market.
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Do you have to put water in it?

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June 19, 2016
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October 3, 2016
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No But lots will come out of it.
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NO But lots will come out
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September 20, 2016
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no but you need a bucket, to catch the water that comes out of the unit during normal use.
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September 19, 2016
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No water needed.
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July 10, 2016
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no, but you must empty the unit's container when it is full or attach a garden hose to provide continuous draining.
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June 20, 2016
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No, you do not have to put water in this unit.
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Is it as noisy as a window unit?

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YES If not more
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This unit is pretty quiet.
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Yes, it is pretty loud.
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No. It is much more tolerable.
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Yes, and even worse.
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Does it have to be vented?

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Yes
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Yes, it has to otherwise it just blow hot air.
Check the manual online at http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/1b/1b43755f-b752-4293-8472-2e1763eded89.pdf
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Yes. If not, it would just blow hot air.
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No, this does not have to be vented.
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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 75 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Hard to connect hoses, Not much output for a big room. The hose connection to the window piece is not easy. For a 200 sq ft room, we had to augment with a floor fan to move the cool air around, but it could not lower the temp much. September 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tried 2 units, stopped cooling I ordered this unit for my garage and went ahead and installed an exhaust hose and outlet and a drain line through the exterior brick wall. First unit cooled for about a day and then just blew air out the same temperature of the room. Thought I got a dud. Had to box up and take to the local home depot and the return took about 15-20 minutes. I got the second one in and it worked few a few days and then I just put an infrared thermometer on the front and it is blowing air out that is 94 degrees. About to return it and try something else. July 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent, efficient, & cost-effective product! Set-up was easy for the most part. Other folks here have said the AC is noisy, true (a little) but I'd rather have a very cool/chill room than a hot one any day or evening. I don't have to empty out excess water & my electric bill isn't as high as with my previous older AC portable unit. It's true that the air flow is vast, from one end of the room to the other. The price was right for this product & it's worth a lot more...I would definitely purchase another unit (for the same purchase price). Thank you for making such an excellent, durable product. I am a very happy customer indeed. October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Take it camping Works great with a Honda 2000 is portable generator. Just plug it into the generator using a 12 or 10 ga. Extension cord . Shove the units hot air exhaust hose under the wall of the tent venting the hot air outside. Also great for at home because it works well in either a tall casement window, or a conventional double hung window. June 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Too poorly made to even turn on This unit has to vent to the outside to function properly. There is 6" diameter tube that's supposed to attach at one end to the ac unit, and at the other end to an adapter piece that fits in the the window. The attachment pieces are so poorly designed they won't connect to the tube. The instructions are completely useless; don't even show what's supposed to happen to make it work. They just say to attach it all together. October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by R.V. Upgrade This portable unit works excellent in my R.V. for its cooling and fan capabilities . The dehumidifier is priceless when traveling in rainy areas i highly recommend this product for its multiple uses. The fans have removable filters that clean easy so no matter what mode you have filtered air. October 22, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by VERY SAD : ( It's the elephant in the room. Portable !! ?? Just because it has wheels on it ! ? You could put wheels on a window shaker an call that portable. It comes with only a 2 foot vent flex pipe for venting. Sounds like a meat grinder or wood chipper. Get some ear plugs an turn up the tv. The only good thing is the remote. I should have purchased a window shaker for less $ The only good thing was the free an fast shipping. I love HD October 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good basic low cost unit Bought with the purpose of a low cost temporary A/C source in an enclosed patio room here in south Florida that faces to the West and the setting sun. Many reviews critiques the connections; I would say you need to read the instruction and study the connections first. Make the connections from the hose to the window plate out of the window, the slots are tight and challenging, but provide a good connection if done right. As far as the critiques of the hose falling out, I would say they are not being "screwed" on far enough; again, connect the hose to each connectors (window and A/C unit) first and screw them on till they won't go any farther. I have my unit sitting in the corner of the patio and in a couple of minutes, I've opened the window and closed it on the window sliding plate and I'm ready to go. Granted, it's not sealed around the window sliding plate like my other "permanent" portable A/C unit in my bedroom; but I'll accept that since it's purpose is temporary when needed. I've never had the hose disconnect from the units, window or the two connectors they're screwed into. Good basic unit at a low cost. October 11, 2016
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