Customer reviews & ratings
Does the job!
We have a 2000 sqft home and this 14000btu unit makes a noticeable difference. We get the main room as cold as we can stand and then use fans to move the air around to bedrooms, etc. We get maybe 3-5 hot and humid weeks around here and this is perfect. We also bought the sliding door insert from Sylvain which works perfectly with this unit (we have crank out windows)
This "blow cold" really blows cold!
My installation was way more involved due to casement windows and a stucco house, but I ended up making a hole in the wall to the outside and am very pleased with the results. The unit itself was easy to unpack and easy to set up, and what shocked me was how cold it really got in a big hurry! The exhaust was almost as warm as a dryer vent to the outside, and with the fan only set on low speed, there was a huge difference in temperature in our bedroom within 10 minutes!
Only had four about 3 weeks. So far it is working great. Feel these reviews should be done again after 6 months or a year. Preferably year.
One tiny little part came damaged but was replaced immediately. Again works great
Love the remote control and the ease of moving from room to room if needed
AC works great, but window panel is flimsy
The window vent panel was too large for my windows. It is made two pieces of thin plastic, but I could only use front piece that attaches to vent. Without the second piece to stabilize, the plastic keeps twisting and popping out of window on one end and I ended up using gaffer tape to stabilize (hope it comes off clean, lol). AC works great, but the window panel for the vent could use some tweaking.
Works pretty well for a portable
It's bigger than I thought, but it was simple to set up and seems to work well. It's fairly quiet compared to most AC's. We use it in the bedroom and I especially like the night mode which turns off the lights and increases the temp on the thermostat by 1 degree first hour and then a couple more times throughout the night/morning. I wish the AC cord was a bit longer though.
Great for our needs
We have a very well-insulated unique home and don't often feel the need for A/C in the summer, but as humidity increases and we have more frequent hot spells in the northeast I broke down and bought one of these this year. Our house is small (1200 SF) and we have sliding windows, so a traditional window unit wouldn't work. This seemed to be the best solution, and all the reviews I read for it were great. We put the unit upstairs in a loft area so it could cool both the upstairs
- Ease of use
It might need some more power.
14,000 BTU and it doesn't get a 225sq ft room colder than 65 degrees. The sound is great and low. There may be a problem with the compressor because it sounds the same on low and high cool. Im not disappointed but Im not fully satisfied either.
- Ease of use
I miss the brick an mortar stores
The unit cooled my 400 sq foot space well but it was really very loud. I called the manufacturer. They said "Sometimes that happens if the unit gets dropped during shipping. It's not supposed to make noise. Return it." Returning an air conditioner to Walmart.com is not easy. I had to go yo the FedEx store to print the label and buy a large box and packing tape for $23. Then wrestle the huge beast into the box and out to the curb for pickup. I am now waiting for the refund.
Better have a big bucket
Thing generates a gallon of water in a very short amount of time better have a big bucket to catch all the water. This is in a area where humidity is not very high can't imagine if you lived somewhere like Minnesota you better have a swimming pool to catch the water
Lack of Cold
I have this in an area much smaller then is what the ad said it would cover. If you stand right next to it you fell the cold, but step back And the cold is gone. Im very disappointed.
Unit was very easy to setup. Vent system worked extremely well on my 4X6 foot horizontal sliding Windows. Extremely quiet - even with high settings fan and compressor sounds were equivalent to no more than 2 fans running at once. Easily able to sleep while unit was in our bedroom. Is cooling a 30 x 28 foot room with 12 foot cathedral ceiling and reduced temps by 8 degrees in about 2 hours. An added benefit - shipping to the house was free and arrived one day earlier than promised.
This product is not that good. It claims to cool up to 700 sq ft but it does not cool my entire living room very well which is about 500-600 sq ft. I've used this for a few months now and I've never gotten to a point where I feel like I need a long sleeve, which is what I want! However, when I face it into my bedroom, about 200sq ft, it does make me very cold which is nice. Still, product description is not accurate for me. It would be nice if it could cool my living space.
it cools very nicely but it is not auto evaporating drip as it claims had to use a drain hose for water my other portable air conditioner is a whynter dual hose I give 5 stars because it works as it claims auto evaporating system
The advertisement is wrong the HL14CESWB does not cool up to 700 square feet... When the unit arrived it said it only cools up to 550 square feet... It barely cools down an area less than that... SAVE YOUR MONEY!
The hose and connections are kind of cheesy. The hose could be longer and the end fittings better. The plug end was bent, both prongs were bent completely over. It seems to function well.
Window bracket adapter DOES NOT fit all windows!
Rcvd new AC today. Honeywell only provides 1 "long" window bracket panel adapter which (as installation instructions indicate) limits window fit to either a 26.6in wide window or one with a frame width of 33.1in to 49.6in. Therefore, if your window width is between 26.6
works decently - cools room okay, but for a 600 sq ft room on a really hot day, it doesn't cool like on milder days. I am buying an additional unit for my 600 sq foot owners suite with 10 foot cathedral ceiling.
This air conditioner can get our large bedroom too cold to be comfortable for my wife. It will drop the temp to 60 and remove all the humidity. You can't go wrong buying this item.
Buy this - it's great
powerful unit - easy to set up - cooled our rooms down quickly.