Model # ARC-08WB

Internet #205204587

Whynter Eco-Friendly 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner


Eco-Friendly 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner

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Product Overview

This Whynter ARC-08WB portable air conditioner features ECO-FRIENDLY CFC-free GREEN R-410A refrigerant and lead-free RoHS compliant components. With the Whynter ARC-08WB portable air conditioner, you can cool practically any space without having the need for permanent installation. This 8,000 BTU portable air conditioner is ideal for lowering temperatures in small bedrooms, office stalls and personal spaces. An incredibly compact design also makes this unit the perfect cooling solution for areas with limited floor space. Additional features include a digital thermostat, full function remote control and 2-way directional air louvers. The Whynter ARC-08WB portable air conditioner is equipped with a washable Pre-Filter that removes large particles such as dust, pet hair and dander and an Activated Carbon filter that is designed to neutralize smoke and other odors. This unit also features a Dry mode that enables the portable air conditioner to be used as a room dehumidifier if needed. The Whynter ARC-08WB portable air conditioner is an efficient and compact portable air conditioner with the ability to cool down areas as large as 250 sq. ft. (ambient temperature and humidity may influence optimum performance).

  • Cools up to a 250 sq. ft. space (ambient temperature and humidity may influence optimum performance)
  • 8,000 BTU cooling capacity
  • Casters for easy mobility
  • 3 speed fan with 2-way directional air louvers
  • Adjustable digital thermostat control range from 62° - 88°F
  • Digital display allows precise temperature control
  • 24 hour programmable timer
  • Remote control lets you easily adjust the temperature and function mode
  • Washable pre-filter and activated carbon filter
  • Auto restart after power outage
  • Dehumidifying capacity: 45.6 Pint/day
  • Self-Evaporative System - exhausts most or all condensate under average ambient conditions
  • Upgraded plastic window kit (Maximum 48 in.) and extendable exhaust hose (up to 59 in.) included
  • Two drain methods: Continuous and Manual
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Customer Questions & Answers

If the room has no windows could this ac be used?

Asked by: jess
You ask a good question and the answer was a little misleading. This portable AC unit like ALL AC units you going to find will have a cooling duct and a hot air duct. Obviously you want to cool the room so you would be interested in the cooling air duct to do so. In the meanwhile, you have a hot air duct on the AC unit. It is the hot air duct you are asking whether it should be vented through a window. While it doesn't necessarily need to be vented through a window, it most certainly needs to be vented somewhere otherwise you this portable AC unit like all AC units, will be cooling and heating your room at the same time.. And that wont cool your room down. So yes, you need to vent the hot air using the ventilation hoses they give you. And to keep your AC unit from overheating, you cannot bent or crimp the exhaust line without risk to overheating your unit. They also don't want you to angle the vent hose by more than 45 degrees or block the vent, or extend the length of the vent line or you risk overheating the unit. You may want to look at the installation manual. Gives you all the good info you need for installation. Have you looked at how loud this unit will be. Might want to check that out as well while you are shopping. If it is load as a lawnmower, you might want to look at something else. So no, you don't need a window, but you need somewhere to vent the hot air coming out.
Answered by: Martin
Date published: 2016-08-28

what size unit should I get?

I have a 12 + 12 bedroom to cool. The door is always open 8 inches to let the animals in and out of the bedroom. If we don't do this they will wake us up wanting to get in. We are afraid to get something that's not big enough to cool the bedroom because of the open door. What size would you recommend. We also want something we don't have to empty. What model would you recommend that's energy efficient. I was looking at the Whynter 8000 BTU eco-friendly model. Thank you,
Asked by: Runt
You should start off with the amount of square footage you need to cool. Which according to your measurements, you have 144 sq ft to cool. Given that size, it sounds like an office or bedroom. Next I'd consider where the heat was coming from. Is the room on the western side of the house (where the afternoon sun beats on the exterior all, a lot of windows, have a lot of electronics running that can warm a room, leaky windows, or have no central air. If you have a source of heat like one of the aforementioned, you might consider increasing the square footage you are trying to cool to compensate for the additional load. Also if you keep the door open, you are also cooling the exterior hallway, so be sure to include the square footage of the hallway in your square footage calculation or you may undersize your unit for the true area and load you are trying to cool. You don't want to buy an ant that doesn't have enough to move a rubber tree plant right, no matter how high your hopes might be. The next thing is you have to plan how you going to vent the hot air exhaust from your unit out of the room. The installation guide can give you more instructions on that, but yes, you will need to vent the hot air outside the room you trying to cool. Lastly, check the decibel ratings of the unit to make sure it is not as load as a lawnmower. Good luck and Keep your Cool!! .
Answered by: Martin
Date published: 2016-08-28

Product Info says "Two drain methods: Continuous and Manual"....what does this mean?

I thought this was self-evaporative but then read that it has two drain methods. Please explain. Thank you.
Asked by: RN
OK RN, in continuous mode you have a hose connected to drain port so the water can drain to wherever you have the other end of the hose. The water will drain "continuously" by gravity so you will have to keep that in mind when running the hose. In the case the hose gets pinched, clogged by dust ball, or basically fails to drain the water, you will lose your continuous mode of draining and will have to resort to manual which requires elbow grease and emptying your portable AC drip pan by hand using pots, cups, rags, or by whatever means necessary. All this water that needs to be drained came from the air in the room. It just accumulates on the AC.
Answered by: Martin
Date published: 2016-08-28

Can you use a regular electrical socket or is a 220 socket needed?

Asked by: Terri
This model does not require a 220V socket.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-08-11
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Customer Reviews

Eco-Friendly 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wouldn't bother. * Not too big and fits in the room well. * Searched for this air conditioner with the "quiet" filter. It is not quiet, but that may be because portable air conditioners are entirely inside, whereas a window air condition, that has the same listed decibel rating, seems to be quieter because some of the noise goes outside. * Self-evaporative function works well, we have had the unit in operation for three weeks, and haven't had to empty the tank yet, although the recent, fall weather has not been exceptionally humid, either. * Puts out a lot of air, but doesn't completely cool our bedroom as well as our old window unit despite being 2000 btu more. * More expensive and lower energy rating than an equivalent-btu window unit.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I would not recommend for an apartment dweller This unit was easy to assemble, and does cool my room, which is why I bought it. However, I'm returning it as soon as I can to my local store. It puts out so much water through the clear plastic hose that I would need to buy a giant bucket to catch it. For the moment, it's draining into a giant plastic water bottle, which I empty regularly. Secondly, I read that sometimes the unit will stop cooling and switch to fan only when you need to drain the small valve at the bottom. It took 2 weeks before I had to empty it, but since then has been almost daily. The unit is too heavy to lift in order to drain, so my thought was to perch it on top of something high, then just let the valve empty into a bucket. It's just been a lot of work so far, and friends tell me they have A/C units that don't require trips to the kitchen daily to dump water. So it's going back.
Date published: 2015-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleased as punch! Awesome unit... appears to run effortlessly! Cools the room quickly and efficiently! Best Eco-friendly appliance available!!!
Date published: 2014-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Space saving coldness We use four of these for the offices and 2 for the conference room. We are in a very old and protected structure so we can't install central or window air. All six have been working as hoped. More than enough to handle the space they are being used in. Much more quiet than a window a/c. We will be getting 3 more for the general cubicle areas.
Date published: 2015-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Texas air The unit was simple enough to install. My 16 yr old son did it. He still runs a fan for his BR but no complaints because the room is actually cold now upstairs!
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great find! The assembly was a little difficult with one person but once it was set up, it worked like a charm. The noise can be a little bothersome (until you get used to it) but it quickly cools the room and hasn't impacted my energy bill too greatly. I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product It cost a little more than others but the product was well made.
Date published: 2014-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reliable Hose was difficult to install without duct tape. Perhaps we just received a quirky set. Otherwise awesome for our one-room rec room.
Date published: 2015-08-04
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