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EdgeStar Ultra Compact 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner - White

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  • Ultra Compact Design- At just over 2 feet high, this portable air conditoner fits almost any space and is even easier to store.
  • Energy Saving Design - Use the digital thermostat and 24 hour timer to save on your energy costs by setting this unit to run only when you need to stay cool.
  • Year Round Versatility: Use this unit year-round to dehumidify your area when air conditioning is not required
  • Environmentally Friendly: Meets RoHS Standards - This directive currently being enforced in the European Union requires electronic products to restrict the amount of harmul toxins such as lead and mercury
  • Dimensions: 24 3/4"H x 19 1/4" W x 13 1/4" D; Weight: 56 lbs
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  • Shipping Weight: 59 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001THVNUO
  • Item model number: AP8000W
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353,804 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

The EdgeStar 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner (AP8000W) is an ultra-compact portable air conditioner that delivers a frigid blast of cold air and fits in almost any space. This compact portable air conditioner is stocked full of features. It is capable of cooling up to a 225 square foot room, while offering a dehumidifying function and three speed fan. The EdgeStar AP8000W portable air conditioner is our value choice pick for those customers that are looking for a great price, but don't want to sacrifice quality or features in their purchasing decision. This EdgeStar portable air conditioner also has an adjustable 24 hour timer, so you can set it and forget it. This is a great unit for situations in which you need a stylish unit that provides powerful cooling and versatile operation. This portable air conditioner is environmental friendly and meets new RoHS standards. RoHS, also known as the lead-free directive, stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. The goal of RoHS is to restrict the amount of certain toxins in electronic and electrical equipment such as lead, mercury, and cadmium. This restriction lessens the harmful impact these toxins can have on the environment and allows for the safer disposal and recycling of electronics and electrical equipment.

Customer Reviews

So, I lost money buying this non-functioning thing.
Grace Lynn
This thing worked beautifully in the small rooms, but I didn't try it in any of the larger rooms.
J. Bosch
I checked everything they suggested, and made sure that it was level.
Lisa

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

549 of 578 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on September 16, 2009
Hello everyone!

Portable air conditioners work by taking the air from your room, cooling it, and blowing the hot air out through an exhaust hose attached to your window.

But blowing hot air to the outside creates negative pressure inside your room which, in turn, pulls in more hot air from the outside (the amount of air blown out is equal to the amount of air pulled in). It is kind of self defeating.

The portable air conditioner is able to cool your room as long as the air it exhausts is hotter than the hot air pulled in, then there is an overall cooling effect. But as the temperature outside increas, a small A/C unit may not have enough BTU to to cool the air enough to compensate the hot air being sucked in.

I made the mistake of using a traditional web based cooling calculator to estimate the amount of BTU's needed for a portable A/C. If I had read the web page more carefully I would have noticed that these BTU calculators are for window/wall mounted air conditioners. The major difference between a window A/C and a portable A/C is that the window unit has its heat exchange coils outside and does not create negative pressure in your room (in other words, the cold air in the room is not directly diluted by warm air being sucked in from the outside). Without the negative pressure, there is no hot air being pulled in, so the amount of BTUs needed to cool the room is much less. Of course, even with a window A/C, warm air still seeps into the room but at a lower rate.

I estimate that I would need at least 50% more BTU in a portable air conditioner than that shown in web based BTU calculator for my needs. So instead of the 8,000 BTU Koldfront unit, I should have gotten a 12,000 BTU portable air conditioner.
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95 of 108 people found the following review helpful By J. Bosch on July 31, 2009
We just had a record-breaking heat wave. I live in a poorly-insulated house that becomes hot in 85-degree weather, and we hit 100. (Just north of Seattle, WA.) This A/C did a great job of cooling two small rooms (cool one room, move the A/C to another room, cool that one, then back again, for about a week).

Some observations:
1. You MUST vent a portable A/C out a window or into a drop-ceiling, or you just pump the hot air back into the room.
2. Portables seem to work better when elevated (hot air rises, so this helps keep the "convection effect" going by getting closer to the hot air).
3. It's a little noisy. Adding rubber gasket material to the vents reduces the noise a lot by damping the vibrations.
4. An A/C's BTU rating must match the room size, or the unit simply won't work right. This is true of all A/Cs, and seems to be somewhat critical for portables.
5. It acts as a dehumidifier, which means that you have to drain the water tank regularly or the unit will shut off until you do. (An indicator light tells you when you need to drain the tank.)

So, for those who need to cool small rooms, I think this is a good buy. It has been for me.

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Follow-Up on Aug 28, 2009:
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I just put the a/c into the garage to store until next year. This thing worked beautifully in the small rooms, but I didn't try it in any of the larger rooms.

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Follow-Up on Aug 31, 2010:
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I just put it into the garage to store until next year. This year I used it in one of the larger rooms because I installed a window a/c in the smaller room, and it did a decent job of keeping the place cool.
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128 of 158 people found the following review helpful By G. D. Stella on July 13, 2009
So, I live in a studio. Not very big at all. You would think this air conditioner would be able to handle keeping it cool. Well, not so much.

Regardless of how low I set it, or how long I kept it running, it kept my studio at 78 degrees. It was actually a better deal to shut it off, open the windows/door and let the air circulate. It actually got cooler in there once I did that.

Moreover, the hose you connect to the window vent is an eye sore, and isn't flexible enough to let your place the unit somewhere convenient. So you end up having to leave the A/C unit in the middle of the room instead of neatly in a corner or against the wall because the vent hose doesn't allow otherwise.

This is pretty much the worse purchase I have made in a LONG time. Worse of all, it doesn't even make sense for me to return it. The seller charges as 12% "re-stocking fee". Moreover, I would need to carry the huge 70+lbs box up and down stairs to get it back to my work so UPS can pick it up. The box is very flimsy once you remove the nylon ribbons that it comes sealed with, and doesn't really allow you to transport it without spending some money on repackaging.

So yeah, I'm stuck with a $300 70+lbs paper weight. Good times.

[EDITED 07/30]: So I was contacted by the seller (CompactApplience) and their conclusion was that my studio was too big for the 8,000 BTU rating. They actually let me return just the A/C unit without having to worry about packing all the awkwardly-shaped pieces, and reimbursed me for everything, including shipping.
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