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Old 06-30-2011, 10:36 AM
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Portable Air Conditioner

Rating: 1 out of 5
  • Currently 1.0/5.0

The APC NetworkAir AP7003 7200 BTU Portable Air Conditioner is something that I kinda thought would save my life last summer. We live in Central Texas, and it is not uncommon to have days that are 105 degrees Fahrenheit with 100% humidity. When the central air conditioning unit in our house began to fail, we really could not afford to replace it. We bought two window units and this unit.

We could just as easily have not bought this unit, because it never seemed to do anything. Maybe it was the temperature, the humidity, or a combination of both, but I was constantly dumping out the moisture from the humidity container and I never noticed any difference in the temperature of the room. That included even when I was sitting next to it and regardless of the size of the room I was sitting in.

When the humidity tank overfill, the machine itself shuts off. This is obviously an important safety feature to have, but it happened in only a few minutes and meant that I returned to a room that was even hotter than when I left. This is the only portable air conditioning unit I have ever used, but in the future I would rather buy an extra window air conditioning unit than ever buy something like this.
It seems like it's just too much work to cool off, or not cool off, a small room.

I can only give this unit 1 star and I was incredibly disappointed in this purchase. I cannot recommend it to anyone, and in fact, I warn people against buying or using it. Perhaps it might be a good choice for you if you live somewhere that it's doesn't get very hot, but even then it's easy to find less expensive choices that would work better.

Review by professional reviewer, Dec. 26, 2010
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