Emerson Quiet Kool EAPC8RD1 Portable Air Conditioner Review
This 8,000 BTU 3-in-1 portable air conditioner is one that everyone will find very useful. With its three modes (Cool, Fan, and Dry) and a dehumidifier that clears up to 60 pints per day, this is a truly outstanding product. Its digital display complete with the 24-hour timer and other features makes it easy to use.
- Ease of Use: This portable air conditioner has several features like remote control, sleep mode, 24-hour on and off timer, and many other features that are specially put in place to make using the unit very easy for you. The timer allows the user to fix the time to switch on or switch off the unit. There is also a remote control that allows you to conveniently control and operate it from any location in your space.
- Multimode: This air conditioner has several modes you can select from. These include the Fan, Dry and Cool modes.
- Impressive Dehumidification: It can perform dehumidification to as much as 2.5 pints in sixty minutes.
- Choice of Multiple Fan Speeds: With this air conditioner unit, the user can select from three fan speeds. These include high, low, and medium and it allows you to be able to get an optimal level of comfort for yourself and family.
- Limited Colors: The Emerson Quiet Kool EAPC8RD1 typically comes in just white and some users have complained about not having more color options for their favorite portable air conditioner.
- Cost: Several customers have also expressed the wish that they would have loved if the air conditioner was offered at a much more pocket-friendly price.
Design, Size & Warranty
It is designed to provide ideal cooling for a room or space that is up to 300 square feet in size. As for the dimensions, it is 27.360 inches in height, 12.800 inches in depth, and 17.320 inches in width. The A/C cooling rate is 8,000 BTU per hour. The default color is typically white.
As for the warranty, this is one of the most comprehensive offers in the market. It has a labor warranty that is valid for one year, parts warranty valid for two years, and a compressor warranty that is valid for five years.
- Excellent Dehumidifier: As a result of the fact that it comes with the latest auto evaporation technology, this portable air conditioner can work well as a dehumidifier. Hence, it can get rid of unwanted moisture in the air without the need for any extra drainage.
- Auto Restart Function: This is an option that allows the unit to automatically start on its own again from where it stopped whenever there is a restoration of power.
- Filter Option: There is also a filter that gets rid of microorganisms like bacteria, contaminants, pollutants, dust, particles, room odors, and several others.
- ECO Mode: This is one of the air conditioners in the market that can run on in the energy saver mode (also known as the ECO mode). While running in the ECO mode, the fan is going to operate for a few minutes after the compressor stops functioning. The fan is then going to function for one and a half minutes at regular intervals. This continues until the temperature of the room is fixed above the set temperature and it is at that point that the compressor becomes active again.
- Sleep Mode: The sleep mode can be activated when the air conditioner is in the ECO or cool mode. When in the sleep mode, the fan speed can be fixed in the ‘low’ and it remains like that. You can also deactivate the sleep mode by just pressing the fan speed or sleep mode button.
The portable air conditioner is far from noisy and you can have a very peaceful night’s sleep even when it is in full operation mode. With an indoor decibel rating of only 52 dBA, this is a very quiet product of air conditioning. It might not be the quietest in the market but it is not the noisiest at all – it is perfect for use in the home and corporate spaces like offices.
Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER)
One of the most important and relevant factors that must be considered when it comes to the selection of an ideal and portable air conditioner. For this Emerson Quiet Kool EAPC8RD1, the energy efficiency ratio (EER) is an impressive 8.9, the higher the level of energy efficiency, the better the product and even the lower the cost of maintenance.
Installation and Usage
Everything has been put in place to ensure that the installation of this air conditioner is as easy as possible. For instance, there is a window venting kit that comes alongside the unit itself and this allows for quick and straightforward installation. It is also very easy to move around as it comes with omnidirectional casters which makes movement a lot easier – the same thing applies to the side handles which makes it comfortable to carry.
Also when it comes to cleaning the unit, what you need to do is just do dusting off the front and the cabinet with a clean cloth or a wet cloth that has been put in a solution of detergent. Cleaning the filters is also very easy and straightforward. The user can clean the filter by making use of a vacuum cleaner.
Of all the portable air conditioners out there, the Emerson Quiet Kool EAPC8RD1 is an outstanding one. Apart from the flexibility that it offers the users, this is one air conditioner that provides the best of spot cooling. The installation comes with no stress and it is worth every penny that is spent on it. Operation is seamless and you get to enjoy the best of the latest air conditioning technology. Maintenance is made very easy with the washable filter.
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