Pro & Con Arguments - Best Portable Heat Pump Buyer’s Guide (2018 Update)

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We have been working for many hours to make this buying guide. Our team thoroughly compared many portable heat pump from the marketplace to find the best products. Review score, material, brand, weight, and many other specifications were taken into consideration. However, if you still think that there is a way to make our guide better — contact us and share your ideas.

We are here to help you choose the right portable heat pump. Thanks to our portable heat pump buying guide, you will be able to pick the best model on the market.

Our Favorite 5 Portable Heat Pump of 2018

Name and Features Image Rating Details
1. BLACK+DECKER BPACT14HWT (Editor’s Choice)
Vertical motion creates a steady and powerful airflow that provides consistent temperature in any room in the house.
BLACK+DECKER BPACT14HWT
4.8
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2. Whynter ARC-14SH 14
13, 000 btu heating.
Whynter ARC-14SH 14
4.5
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3. EdgeStar AP12000HS Portable Air Conditioner
All portable air conditioners including this one must be vented using the included hose.
EdgeStar AP12000HS Portable Air Conditioner
4.3
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4. Whynter 14 (Most Autonomous)
89 f) with digital readout, 24 hour programmable timer.
Whynter 14
4.0
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5. Spt 9000 BTU Slimline Ac
2 fan speed.
Spt 9000 BTU Slimline Ac
3.8
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№ 1. BLACK+DECKER BPACT14HWT, 14000 Btu Portable Air Conditioner Unit, 11000 Btu Heater, Window Vent Kit, 4 Caster Wheels, White
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
BLACK+DECKER BPACT14HWT 17.1 x 13.8 x 28.1 inches 83 pounds
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Backed by top technology: enjoy the simplicity and precision of programmable, electronic controls and the clarity of an led digital display and a 24 hour on/off timer and sleep mode. Designed for easy use: vertical motion creates a steady and powerful airflow that provides consistent temperature in any room in the house. Slide out filter that rinses easily under a faucet for a fresh air feel. 4 caster wheels included for easy movement and compact portability. Best of both worlds: keeps a room, home, apartment, bedroom or dorm that is an approximately 250-325 sq. Ft cool all summer long and when winter comes you can heat a room approximately 10 x 20 so your comfy all year long.

Four modes to choose from: bucket less designed cooling unit combines cooling, fan, dehumidification and even heater modes with a simple quiet and less noisy operation than the competition. What s inlcuded: the maximum length of the exhaust hose is 4 feet and 11 inches; window kit included for easy installation and a manual guide for set up. Bonus remote control included so you never have to get off the couch to change the temperature of the room. Important to know: according to the 2017 doe testing standard, this unit carries a 7.500 btu cool but according to the ashrae 128 this ac is an 14.000 btu cool. The heater carries 11.000 btu of heat.

 

 
The good
Four modes to choose from
Backed by top technology
Best of both worlds
What s inlcuded
The bad
I could not find a single drawback.
 

 

 
№ 2. Whynter ARC-14SH 14, 000 Btu Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner with Heater with Storage Bag
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
Whynter ARC-14SH 16 x 19 x 35.5 inches 99 pounds
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Cooling (61 f – 89 f) and heating (61 f – 77 f) thermostatic control with digital readout.24 hour programmable timer. Dehumidifying capacity of 101 pints per day.3 fan speeds. Three operational modes: air conditioner, fan or dehumidifier. Unit dimensions: 19 w x 16 d x 35.5 h. Remote control, upgraded plastic window kit (36″ max. ), carbon air filter and washable pre-filter included.

 

 
The good
Remote control
13.000 btu heating
Three operational modes
Dehumidifying capacity
The bad
Works inconsistently.
 

How did you make the list of the best portable heat pump?

In order to create this buying guide, our team had to go through hundreds of user reviews and compare dozens of portable heat pump models and brands. Finding the best portable heat pump nowadays is a hard task: the selection on the market is so high that you would have to spend months to study all available options. Thankfully, our TOP list will help you find a good portable heat pump much quicker!

 

 
№ 3. EdgeStar AP12000HS Portable Air Conditioner and Heater with Dehumidifier and Fan for Rooms Up to 425 Sq. Ft. with Remote Control
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Versatility
3/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
EdgeStar AP12000HS 15 x 17.1 x 30.9 inches 69 pounds
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Thermostat can be programmed to temperatures from 61 f – 77 f and be displayed in either fahrenheit or celsius. Heater function for year round use; dehumidifier function – up to 81 pints per day dehumidification; washable pre filter and one replaceable carbon filter included. For a cool only version please see model ap12000s; energy requirements: 115 volts/60 hz; 8 amps; 950 watts. All portable air conditioners including this one must be vented using the included hose. Window kit (56 inch max) with extendable exhaust hose up to 49″ included. 12.000 btu (ashrae-128 standard) / 5.500 btu (doe 2017 standard) cools up to 425 square feet (depends on heat load).

 

 
The good
Thermostat can be programmed
Heater function
The bad
Requires a special cleanser.
 

 

 
№ 4. Whynter 14, 000 Btu Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner (arc-14s)
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Quality
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Whynter ARC-14S 16 x 19 x 35.5 inches 97.6 pounds
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This model has cool function only and doesn’t have heater. Full thermostatic control (61 f – 89 f) with digital readout.24 hour programmable timer. Dehumidifying capacity of 101 pints per day.3 fan speeds. Includes extendable exhaust and intake hose (up to 60″) and window kit (up to 46″). Remote control, carbon air filter, washable pre-filter, and product manual packaged inside exhaust hose. Maximum power consumption: 1250 w / 10.8 a. Power supply: 115 v / 60hz / 1 phase. Three operational modes: air conditioner, fan or dehumidifier. This unit can cool up to a 500 square feet space (ambient temperature and humidity may influence optimum performance).

 

 
The good
Full thermostatic control
Dehumidifying capacity
Three operational modes
This model has cool function only
Maximum power consumption
Remote control
The bad
May be expensive for some people.
 

What do I have to do in order to get a refund for a portable heat pump?

Most of the time seller will return your money without any trouble. If you received a malfunctioning portable heat pump, you will easily get a refund or a replacement. Nonetheless, if you value your time, we highly recommend you to thoroughly check the item’s description before making a purchase.

 

 
№ 5. Spt 9000 BTU Slimline Ac with Heater
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Durability
2/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
SPT WA-9061H 12 x 15 x 29.6 inches 65.2 pounds
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Temperature range from 45-77 f for heating/64-90 for cooling. The operating temperature range is 41 – 110 degrees f. Both cooling and heating functions require exhaust air pipe installation. Continuous water drainage is recommended for heating function. (kindly refer the instruction manual given below). 8500 btu heating capacity / 9000 btu cooling capacity. Washable filter, remote control (2 aaa batteries required; batteries not included).

 

 
The good
8500 btu heating capacity / 9000 btu cooling capacity
Washable filter
2 fan speed
The operating temperature range is 41
Temperature range from 45-77 f
The bad
Its manufacturer is known to offer many faulty products.
The material is not flexible, so it is easy to break.
 

Do I need to worry when buying a portable heat pump online?

Many people use online shopping every day. It is absolutely safe because you are secured by layers of customer protection programs. You are not risking anything by ordering a portable heat pump since you can easily return it and receive your money back. We see no reason to worry while ordering goods online — it is a convenient, cheap, quick, and, of course, safe method of shopping.

What should be my main choice criteria when buying a portable heat pump?

As you might have guessed, the weight of a portable heat pump is one of the main factor to consider. Another important aspects is its material. If the portable heat pump is assembled well, it will serve you for many years.

How did you create this rating list with the best portable heat pump?

We compared over a hundred of portable heat pumpfrom various manufacturers. To make our buying guide as honest as it is possible, we took into consideration all the important characteristics, such as price, weight, material, assembly quality, and many more. If you want to find the best portable heat pump for the least amount of money, our TOP list will be very useful for you.

I am wondering if buying a portable heat pump online is safe

Why there should be any reasons to worry? There are no risks in buying portable heat pumpon the internet, sine you can always get a refund. You can also check the reputation of a seller just to be sure that your portable heat pump will be delivered without any problems.

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