Here are Danby 5000 BTU air conditioner reviews.
A Danby DPAC5011 is perfect for small rooms up to about 100 feet². This unit could therefore be used in a bedroom or den. If you have a larger room, you’ll need to go with a higher number of BTUs. Bear in mind that the Danby 5000 BTUs is one of the smallest portable air conditioners on the market today.
The Danbys come with 3 functions, including a dehumidifier, fan, and air conditioner itself. The dehumidifier pulls out the moisture from the air. This is particularly useful if you live in a part of the country with high humidity. As we all know, “It’s the humidity, not the heat.”
The Danby also comes with a multi-speed fan. This means that you can set it to various cooling speeds depending on how hot it is.
And of course the Danby is also an air conditioner which will provide both dehumidifier and cooling for your room.
The Danby portable air conditioners are fairly easy to install. Each unit comes with a window installation kit, which includes a venting hose and some cardboard to slide in your window around the hose.
Easy Installation with the Danby 5000 BTU Air Conditioner
If you’re looking for something a bit more permanent in terms of installation, we recommend doing what we did. We went to a local plastics shop and had them cut a piece of plastic for the venting hose. We then used clear tape to attach the plastic to the window. This keeps the hot air from entering in through the window.
You really can’t beat the portable air conditioner installation. By far, the most difficult air conditioner installation is with the central A/C. This requires expensive and messy ductwork.
A split air conditioner by contrast, only requires you to drill tiny holes, but it is far more expensive than portable air conditioner.
Even a window air conditioner (perhaps most popular type of air conditioner available) requires you to break out your toolkit and install brackets to hold the unit in place.
A portable air conditioner what Danby, however, seriously takes 5 minutes to install as you feed the venting tube out a window or sliding glass door.
Two Issues with the Danby Units
There are 2 drawbacks to buy with the Danby unit. First, these units are notoriously loud. This could be a problem if you are light sleeper and you choose to use this unit to keep your bedroom cool during the summer months.
The other problem with the Danby units is that they require manual drainage of the condensation bucket. This can be a bit of a hassle because you have to tilt the heavy unit back over a bucket to drain out the condensation. Keep this in mind if you plan to use this unit with someone who may have difficulty handling a 70 pound unit to drain it.
But in general, if you are looking for cost-effective and easy to install portal air-conditioner, the Danby 5000 BTU unit may be your best bet.