SPT WA-1230E 12,000-BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control
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- 12,000-BTU portable air conditioner with electronic controls
- 65-pint dehumidifier in AC mode; for up to 400 square feet
- Self-evaporating system; 2 fan speeds; 12.63 EER
- 3-1/5-pint water tank; 12-hour timer; air filter; carbon filter
- Measures 15-1/4 by 16-1/2 by 30-1/2 inches; 1-year limited warranty
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This drainage problem makes the unit NOT useful for long term cooling (you can't run it all night or use it to cool while at work)
As a long term solution I am working on buidling a stand to set the unit on for continous drainage into a bucket but it is heavey and vibration makes noise a problem. Other portable AC unit have a collecting bottle which is easy to revome for drainage.
Do the math. If your room is 95 degrees, a 20% reduction means that the air coming out of the AC is still a sweltering 78 degrees! A 12,000 BTU air conditioner should turn my tiny room into a meat locker, even on the hottest days. The Sunpentown struggled to make the room comfortable anytime the temperature exceeded 80 degrees. Since the LCD was broken I decided to have them replace my unit hoping that I might get a better one. The second unit worked as poorly as the first, but at least the LCD was visible.
As others have noted, drainage is a constant issue with these units. Mine would only run for 3-4 hours before drainage was required so I wound up putting it on a stand and running a hose from the discharge area to a 5 gallon bucket. There is simply too much water produced for it to successfully blow out the exhaust hose. It should be noted that my unit only had 1.5 feet of exhaust hose with no bends so it was an ideal installation. If you have any bends in the hose it will only make matters worse.
In August 2006 the unit quit cooling the air. The compressor would kick on, but no cooling occurred. I called Sunpentown but since my unit was 3 months over the 1 year warranty they wouldn't do anything.Read more ›
I returned the unit after giving it a try for about 3 weeks. The other pain is returning this. You have to put it back in the box it came in with all the paper work and then carry this 85 pound box to a fedex place to have it shipped back to the manufacturer. You have to pay shipping to send it back and you are not refunded that amount. Plus there is a 6% restocking fee.
plug into any 120v outlet
removes much hummidty
Somewhat noisey but acceptable just need to crank TV volume
Doesn't really drop temp much for size of room
Room temp at start 78Deg will not drop lower than 75Deg sad
Bad performance if looking for permanent solution
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't buy one of these units, but one was loaned to me while our central AC system was being repaired. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by R. Shaw
In April 2011, I purchased a Sunpentown (SPT) air conditioner for $450. I ended up not using it last summer and stored it, unopened in its box, until a month ago. Read morePublished on June 22, 2012 by BaltimoreGirl
I had the same problem as others - it simply did not cool the room. Returned it. considering it's 12000 BTU, I'd expect a lot more. Read morePublished on June 3, 2011 by Dee Dee Ramone
We think the product will be excellent, but it has been damaged twice in shipping so we haven't been able to use it.
After looking at numerous options I selected this unit to provide cooling for a 300 square foot Florida room which runs around 95 degrees during summer afternoons. Read morePublished on August 20, 2010 by SeaWolf's Home Workshop Blog
Very powerful and cools well. Pretty loud when you first turn it on (and I love white noise) so I'd recommend turning it on before you're ready for bed so it will be at the lower... Read morePublished on August 5, 2010 by Maria Gunther
I bought this product in the summer of 07. I live in a room over the garage that gets the brunt of the sun and therefor reaches 78-80 degrees even with the AC on. Read morePublished on April 7, 2010 by Anthony Hawthorne
I bought this unit in June 06, so I'm on my 3rd year of almost constant summer usage. The unit is a little noisy (about the loudness of some fans set to their highest setting), but... Read morePublished on July 14, 2008 by Shawn
I've had this Sunpentown portable AC for nearly 2 summers and so far I have no complaints. It has worked flawlessly. Read morePublished on June 22, 2008 by Jacob Kenagy