Whynter ARC-14S Portable AC Review

Portable air conditioners are all the rage nowadays since most of us do not want to bother installing a separate air conditioner in each room. So if you are looking for a portable air conditioner to cool your home, look no further because the Whynter ARC-14S is here to save you from unbearably hot days.

This sleek and elegant air conditioner not only helps cool your rooms to a temperature of your choice, but it also adds a dash of sophistication to the design. Here we will be listing the redeeming features of the ARC-14S.


The ARC-14S does a pretty satisfactory job of cooling huge areas of up to 500 feet. That means that this air conditioner can easily cool two to three bedrooms. Not only does it cool large areas without any trouble, but it also does so fairly quickly. Like most air conditioners, it has three modes of operation – cooling (for when you are really feeling the heat), fan (for when you want a slight cooldown), and dehumidifying (for sticky, humid afternoons or nights).

There were some issues with it not being able to cool too much during really hot weather, but that is most probably a drawback of all models available on the market.


The ARC-14S is not too bulky and can fit in really small spaces with ease. It also looks like a decent piece of technology and does not look out of place in your room. Its appearance is similar to a sound system. It is stylish and functions well, making it an appealing purchase.

It has a digital readout which informs you of the temperature without your having to look at the remote itself. While we’re on the topic, it needs to be mentioned that the ARC-14S’s remote control interface is very easy to use. Fortunately, this air conditioner has wheels, which means that it does not need to be lifted in order to be moved from one place to another.

Other Features

Its eco-friendly design is definitely its selling point, which means you need not worry about hurting the earth’s environment. The refrigerant used in this air conditioner is free of chlorofluorocarbons and lead, which are harmful to the environment. This air conditioner does become louder a while after use, which can cause a slight annoyance. It has removable filters which are washable too. It has two hoses making airflow more efficient, which means it is more effective than air conditioners with only a single hose.

In addition to all that, installing the ARC-14S is a piece of cake and even a rookie can do it without too much difficulty. Its venting kit can be fitted into standard windows without too many problems.

To summarize, the Whynter ARC-14S is a great air conditioner that functions efficiently and looks great in your home. It does have a few minor shortcomings – its weight and the fact that it seems slightly noisy in a closed room. Other than these small drawbacks, the ARC-14S is definitely a portable air conditioner you should keep your eyes on if you intend to purchase one.

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