SPT 8,000BTU Single Hose Portable AC Review
The SPT 8,000BTU Single Hose Portable AC is an air-conditioning solution made specifically for someone tired of the stickiness and humidity that can sometimes be a feature of summer nights.
It is equipped with a timer feature that helps you to turn it on and off even if you are outside the room. If you want to move it from one room to the next, you will be happy to know that it has wheels for you to do this.
The SPT 8,000BTU Single Hose Portable AC is also quite smart. Check out the auto restart function which will store your settings so that in the event of power outage, it will not need to be reset when the power is back.
If you are looking for a product which is environmentally friendly, you will also be happy to know that this unit uses less energy than other products in its class.
We have checked out some of the leading features of this unit and we present them below.
- The system self-evaporates
- Equipped with a digital display to show the temperature
- PVC plastic housing to help resist fires
- Exhaust hose can be extended
- Dual fan speeds
- Designed to remove moisture so that space can be comfortable
- Comes with an energy efficiency ratio of 8.9, allowing it to consume less energy than other products in its class
- The timer helps you to decide when to put the unit on and off without having to reset it
- Wheels make it easy to move around
- Intuitive and easy to use dashboard
- Strong and solid even though it comes at an affordable price
- Removes humidity out of the air and keeps it dry and comfortable
- For some people, this unit could be quite heavy coming at 60lbs.
- Some of the parts do not look like they are properly secured such as the hot air funnel which keeps coming out
The SPT 8,000BTU Single Hose Portable AC is a product that is easy to set up off the box. It shouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes. You can use it to cool up to 2 moderate rooms.
You will love the fact that it comes with a timer meaning that you can set it to start going sometime before you get into a room so that when you go into it, it is nice and cool.
With this unit, you will also never have to worry about that humidity which makes an area uncomfortable, thanks to the fact that the unit can draw out the moisture from the air.
The unit is quite strong and comes at an affordable price. We, however, think that some people may find it quite heavy at 60Lbs.
Some of the parts such as the hot air funnel should be handled with care as they can come off quite easily. You could actually use some adhesive tape to keep such parts in place.
We always like to look at products in relation to others in the same class in order for us to see how they measure up. One product that can easily be compared to the SPT 8,000BTU Single Hose Portable AC is the Whynter 8.000 BTU Eco-Friendly Portable Air Conditioner. Both the products are at the same price range.
The Whynter 8.000 is specifically designed to be three products in one, a dehumidifier, an air conditioner, and a fan. It is also capable of self-evaporating.
For comparison, you could also look at the Honeywell MN10CESWW 10,000 BTU Air Conditioner. The first thing you will notice about the Honeywell is that it comes at a price that is much higher.
But again as we always say, you get what you pay for. For example, check the amount of space that the Honeywell can cool and you will notice that at 350 square feet is much bigger.
Now we have arrived at that time when we have to make a verdict on SPT 8,000BTU Single Hose Portable AC. If the price is of the essence, we certainly think that this is a product that will fit quite well on a budget. It is easy to assemble off the box.
We also like the fact that it is able to draw out humidity which makes the space where you use it quite comfortable. The timer ensures that you can cool a room before you use it and you can also turn the system off even after leaving the room.
You just have to realize that at 60lbs it is quite heavy and the wheels do not seem to move very well in a place with a carpet.