The ARC-14S model is environmentally friendly, as it does not contain CFCs and is designed for improved energy efficiency. It uses R0410A coolant, which is considered ozone-safe. It comes with lead free components, for further safety to users and their children.
The 14,000 BTU unit is powerful enough to cool a space up to 500 sq. ft., in average room conditions. It it suitable for a large master bedroom, office, classroom space, workshop, computer room, dining hall, or living room.
The unit comes with four sturdy casters, so it can be moved from one space to another. The dimensions are 35.5 inches high, 19 inches wide, and 16 inches deep.
It can easily be placed out of the way, near a window or vent. The system draws moisture from ambient air in the room and turns it into cool air. The design of the unit prevents excessive moisture from forming, making it a suitable product to use every day.
For more efficient cooling, the ARC-14S pulls warm air from the inside and outside, to convert into cool air. Warm, moist air is then sent outside, through an exhaust hose. The product works similar to window A/C units, but with the added feature of portability.
The Whynter ARC-14S offers three functions: cooling, dehumidifying, and fan settings. Users can choose from one of the three settings. The fan setting offers four speeds. the unit can dehumidify up to 101 points each day and comes with a digital thermostat with a range of 61 to 89 degrees F.
The unit is easy to install and comes with a window slide bar to fit windows up to three feet in width. The bar adjusts both vertically and horizontally. The kit also comes with two expanding 49 inch exhaust hose vents and hardware for securing the hoses to the unit and the window slide bars. While the ARC-14S is designed for temporary installation, it can be customizes to fit wall vents or dropped ceilings.
This video from This Old House explains exactly how to install the venting hose for a portable air conditioner.
The portable a/c unit features a control panel with LCD displays and ability to preset on and off times, with a 24 hour timer. It also comes with a remove, for more convenient use of controls and settings.
A pre-filter and odor eliminating carbon filter help keep the air cool and fresh. The pre-filter can be removed and cleaned with water and mild soap. The carbon filter is replaced every 2 or 3 months. the ARC-14S has an automatic restart function, in the even of a power outage.