Hot weather brings with it the need to experience efficient indoor cooling for the rooms in your home and models that can do so quietly as well as to provide heat in cooler months will be in great demand. The Whynter ARC-14SH model does just that and is portable and does not require permanent installation, which is preferred by most homeowners. It recycles moisture that is collected during the cooling down process that ultimately produces the cool air that we all enjoy. The unit also has dual hose operation and is a 14,000 BTU unit.
What we like:
Achieves a comfortable temperature year round even in spaces that are typically highly heated such as an attic room. This unit works efficiently even in rooms that are poorly insulated or have high ceilings. It is surprising how the electric bills are not high like one would expect running the unit all day and night on a consistent basis. Whynter customer service is wonderful, polite and knowledgeable makes dealing with them a pleasant experience unlike what is experienced with other companies.
What we don't like:
The AC fan runs continuously and is louder than expected. It does leak occasionally when the in the air conditioning mode which requires placing a pan under the unit to catch the moisture.
The bottom line:
The Whynter ARC-14SH is highly recommended for anyone in need of cooling a home or office. It can handle unique situations well such as very high ceilings, rooms that are not insulated or wide open floor plans. Despite the noise it makes which becomes less noticeable over time as you become used to it; the unit works efficiently.