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Soleus PH3-12R-03 4-in-1 Portable Air Conditioner, 12,000 BTU

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  • 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner
  • Coverage Area of up to 425 Square Feet
  • Operates as an AC, Heater, Dehumidifier & Fan

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Average rating: nope Count: 37
4.0 Star Rating: Good
4.0
There is no quiet AC!
If you are looking for a whisper silent model, I have searched high and low and it is a fabled unicorn. This is a well built, easy to use model with great range of function. It is as quiet as they come but don't expect to much!
3.0 Star Rating: Average
3.0
I'm somewhat disappointed
I bought this for a 296 sq ft room, which is smaller than the size room this machine is supposed to cool sufficiently. I thought that I would be able to run the air conditioning mode for a few hours in the afternoon to cool the room during the hottest part of the day. It doesn't. I have to leave it running in air condition mode all day so it can keep up. Outside temps are low 90's here now. Doesn't keep up in the Auto mode, either. The exhaust hose was difficult to connect, and worked loose frequently, so I had to tape it on. It's fairly quiet, which is a plus. I will reserve overall judgement until I see what the heating mode will do in the winter, when temps are right around 32 degrees.
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
EXACTLY THE RIGHT PRODUCT FOR MY NEED.
BEDROOM IS 300 SQUARE FEET. I KEEP A CEILING FAN ON 24 HOURS AND TURN ON THE AC WHEN I'M USING THE ROOM. IT IS NOW THE MOST COMFORTABLE ROOM IN THE HOUSE. THE ROOM IS NOT INSULATED, BUT HAS DOUBLE PANE WINDOWS ON TWO OF THREE SIDES. THE TEMPERATURE OUTSIDE HAS BEEN OVER 100 DEGREES FOR 19 DAYS STRAIGHT. I COULDN'T STAY IN THE ROOM BEFORE I PURCHASED THE PORTABLE AC.
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
cool, quiet and efficient
Got this unit because none of our bedroom windows can accomodate a traditional window mount unit, and also because these kinds of units are quieter and create better quality air. After some initial fuss finding a hardware store to custom cut a piece of perspex for us, we are delighted with the ease of installation, operation and efficiency of this unit and in fact have ordered a second one for the lower part of our house.
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
Great product delivered on time.
The air conditioner works well small data rooms. We have purchased approximately 6 of these units and they all work great.
1.0 Star Rating: Poor
1.0
Don't buy this product
I'm returning it and getting another New Air model.
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
works better than expected
I have been using this air conditioner for a few weeks. It has exceeded my expectations. The air comes out cold almost immediately after I turn the unit on. The dehumidify function removes moisture from the air and makes it more comfortable especially on those days with 70-plus dew points. Contrary to some reviews I read, I do not have a problem with the water spilling all over the floor. I attach the hose to the back of the unit and let any excess water run into a roasting pan. So far I have only seen a very small amount of water come out of the hose. It's too early to tell what affect this unit will have on my electric bill. It was somewhat difficult cutting the window adapter to fit into my window and connecting the exhaust hose but it was worth the effort. Overall I am very satisfied with this product.
3.0 Star Rating: Average
3.0
Sadly, not a quiet AC as claimed.
I would believe that this AC is 45db only if in fan mode. When in cooling mode, even when not-cooling, the device will act as a dehumidifier, which is equally loud. I measured noise-levels from the AC of near 60db, just like a traditional portable air conditioner.
4.0 Star Rating: Good
4.0
This product cools the room quick
The main negative would be it is loud, you need to set the television volume to 60 in order to hear the plot lines.
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
Lives up to all its claims
This product is nice looking, compact and convenient. Love the programming options! It is more quiet than any portable or window unit I've experienced...more like a little white noise which is great for sleeping!
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
I'm Impressed
I live in Central New York, and March isn't a month that air conditioners are very useful. However I have certainly tried out each function of the unit, and they all work fine. In reality, this unit is designed to cool an area more than double the space of my small apartment. Living on the top floor of a high rise, it can get brutally hot in the summer in here, and even in the winter, I have never once turned my heat on in the seven years that I have lived here. Usually I have the window open in the winter. So far, on the days that I have decided the room was hot enough to need cooling, this unit left me wanting a jacket in just a few minutes. lol
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
Excellent and affordable
Such a great price and it does not lack quality at all. I am pleased with my purchase and you will be too.
3.0 Star Rating: Average
3.0
Not what I expected
This item is not what I expected. I expected a unit that would allow movement from room to room and really perform like the in-the-wall unit I had installed in my other house. This unit was advertised as a 12,000 BTU so I expected a lot of coolness in a 20x15 room and it doesn't cool nearly as good as my old unit in the wall. Plus whereaver you put it, it needs to be near a window to exhaust the hot air, which I didn't expect to need to do. So, no, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.
4.0 Star Rating: Good
4.0
Nice unit
This is a nice looking unit that cools and heats. I haven't been able to fully test the cooling but the heating seems to be working nicely. Easy to install. I'm not too thrilled with the remote as it doesn't indicate on it what the current temperature is so you can adjust properly.
4.0 Star Rating: Good
4.0
easy to use with great features
After searching for about six (6) weeks for a portable a/c and reading reviews, comments,etc, I decided on this Soleus, I have no regrets thus far it cools great, easy to use and has good looks. I am waiting on winter to try out how it heats. Shipping was fast and installing was easy,wish it was a little quieter
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
This product is wonderful
It cools the livining room after an hour of installation. I love the the size and the screen, It is just perfect for the price.
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
Worth the price. works great!
Shipping was quick and unit up and running minutes after arriving. Cools really well in my basement and the humidity is gone too. Only recomendation I would make is if you are deciding between sizes go higher than you think you need. I went bigger with this unit and glad I did. Only downfall is I wish unit turned off when temperature set is reached instead of just turning off compressor. Otherwise a/c is great!
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
This unit is a great size for a bedroom
We purchased this because we have 3 floors and the master bedroom is the entire top floor, which is closest to the roofline so the hot SW Texas summers are really ruthless and our bedroom doesn't seem to get as cool as it used to. The unit cools the room off very fast and we were able to tuck it away in a corner so you don't even notice it. The window connections was so easy to install, took about 5 minutes and we love the remote control feature. It's a little loud when the unit is on full blast but other than that, it's a great buy.
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
Great product at a reasonable price.
Ordered the Soleus 12000 BTU AC/Heater to use in a newly enclosed screen porch. I have windows on two sides (Acrylic) along with existing walls on the other two sides. Today was the first time I hooked it up for use in the screen room and was surprised how quickly it cooled the 20x12 space. The outside temp is 88 and the room temp is 78 after 1 1/2 hours. The only con I have is the unit is somewhat noisy, but can easily live with it. Great little AC.
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
Great Product easy to install and use.
Heater PH3-12R-03 was installed I live in this room! It stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The unit is much quieter than standard window units and my electric bills went down after it was installed. My central AC unit doesn't run 24/7 anymore. I highly recommend this unit to everyone.
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
Shipped fast! Compact design! Blends in with decor!
My husband and I have a vacation home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This product heats and cools our master bedroom as well as the master bath and closet. Not only are we pleased with this product, but we have a larger Air and Water product in the main living space which cools and heats the dining area, kitchen and our sitting room. Once one finds a company like this that is reliable and saves money, we definitely bookmark them in our favorite section for future purchases.
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
Double Duty Item
I bought this item to heat/cool an enclosed motorcycle trailer that I would also use for camping. To test it though, I put it in my 20X22 game room and set it to heat. In no time, it had heated the whole room to 74 degrees. So I will use this not only in the trailer with a generator, but in an emergency, I will move it into the house and heat several rooms.
4.0 Star Rating: Good
4.0
This product has performed excellent
to fill void in sliding window frame or door frame. Air Conditioner/Heater is well made and quite.
4.0 Star Rating: Good
4.0
service great, product works good
This product performs very well. My only complaints are with design. the remote control is useless since you have to stand over the unit in order to see the screen. The adapter for the window does not work on anything but a standard double hung window. I feel it could have been easily designed to work on other windows, or other adapters should be available. The dealer shipped the unit in great time and it arrived in perfect condition. Note, other reviews to the contraryt, I found my unit to be very quiet.
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
We were surprised that we can use it all year long.
unit in our 3-season room. We have used it numerous times and it works quickly and efficiently. The unit was packed well and was shipped quickly. We just love it!!
4.0 Star Rating: Good
4.0
Seems like a quality product
It's difficult to rate this accurately as I bought it as a portable air conditioner and the weather has cooled so I won't be using it for that for another 9 months. It is also a heater, though. I set it up to try it out and everything seems to be working well. Set up was easy except on one page of the directions it says you only have to vent the unit when using the a/c, and on another page it says you have to vent it for both a/c and heat. I called the manufacturer and they said it has to be vented to the outside for both heating and cooling and that they are aware of the discrepancy in the directions. I wish it didn't have to be vented to the outside at all. Had I known that it did I might not have purchased it, but I'll keep it anyway.
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
This is a great product.
Very fast shipment. Thanks.
4.0 Star Rating: Good
4.0
Very Pleased
Although I do have central air in my duplex apt., there is barely any air flow into the kitchen therefore cooking becomes unbearably hot during the summer or warmer months. I also needed a portable air conditioner because the windows are sealed shut. The Soleus Air, Heat and Humidifier seems to be working well. I thought it would have cooled a bit better, but perhaps I did not properly calculate the square footage and choose the appropriate machine. It does a good job. What I am extremely pleased about is the Soleus customer service. I had difficulties with attaching the exhaust hose on both ends and it tore a little. The service rep quickly told me to turn the hose counter clock wise to attach it (and I don???t know why it didn???t even cross my mind to try it in that direction??!) and it worked. Since I had mentioned there was a tear he said he would resend a replacement hose. The best part is he said he would send it at no charge to me, without me having to debate the charges. It was a pleasant call, hold time was a few seconds and he was genuinely pleasant. I am pleased and impressed!
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
Water portable air unit solves harsh living conditions.
Water!
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
This unit was easy to hookup and operate and has lots of bells and whistles. Great product!
I???m already telling all of my friends . . . one of which rushed and bought one the same day I did!
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
This product is OUTSTANDING!
Michael Quinn
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
THIS PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER IS GREAT.THE QUALITY IS WONDERFUL.IT IS VERY QUIET WHEN IT IS RUNNING
THIS HAS BEEN A LIFE SAVER.WE CONVERTED PART OF OUR GARAGE AT OUR LAKE HOME INTO A BEDROOM SUITE.IT WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY DIFFICULT TO RUN DUCT WORK FROM THE EXISTING HOUSE TO THE NEW AREA.I WAS EXCITED WHEN I FOUND THIS PRODUCT ON YOUR SITE.THE PRICE IS VERY REASONABLE.AND IT DOES A GREAT JOB COOLING THE AREA.WE ARE HOPING IT WILL ALSO HELP WITH HEATING THIS AREA THIS WINTER.YOUR SITE IS EASY TO USE AND I RECEIVED THE UNIT VERY QUICKLY.
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
Definitely worth the price
I bought this as a replacement for another portable air conditioner and so far I haven't been disappointed. I have used it on the hottest days here where I live and it cools sufficiently enough.
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
Surprising Results
One features that has really been extremely helpful is the built-in dehumidifier. I didn't realize what a difference it would make in my apartment. It literally sucks moisture right out of the air. It does fill up quickly, but it's worth it because my living room is so much more comfortable. Instead of sweltering in the heat and humidity, I was able to relax and enjoy my apartment this summer. Thanks!
1.0 Star Rating: Poor
1.0
DON'T buy this product.
I purchased this unit due to its smaller size and reviews that made me think it was a quality product. BUT I WAS WRONG! I live in Northern Minnesota............where air conditioning is a short-lived need. You'd think this a/c unit would be effective here, but it was NOT! The compact size was the appeal...but also the downfall. It could not hold up under a humid week, and it NEVER got my small bedroom cooler than 72 degrees. It filled up rapidly, and I had to put it on a small table in order to drain the water out of it....had to keep the drain tube in it constantly, in order to keep it from filling up over and over. DO NOT waste your time with this air conditioner!!!
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
Great product - affordable and convenient! Glad I selected this rather than a window AC/heater.
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
5.0
For our needs, this portable air conditioner great. We just use it in our studio apartment and it definitely cools down as if we had central AC! Construction of this product is very sturdy and the unit itself is very easy to set up. Great product!
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Soleus KY-80 Portable Air Conditioner
The Soleus PH3-12R-03 12,000 BTU portable air conditioner with heat pump is easily one of the most easy to use  portable air conditioners in its class. With a simple and intuitive LCD control panel and three fan speeds, your new portable AC will be the most efficient in its category.

  • 4 in 1 technology
  • Cools, heats, dehumidifies, and ventilates
  • No permanent installtion required

Cools Up to 425 Square Feet
With 285 CFM, the Soleus PH3-12R-03 is perfect for cooling medium to large rooms of up to 425 square feet. Enjoy being able to focus cool air where it is needed most with 12,000 BTU cooling capacity.

Quiet Operation
This powerful portable air conditioner offers efficient cooling while also being super quiet during operation. Even when on its highest setting, it's difficult to hear it running. It's perfect for day or nighttime use and because of the 4 in 1 design it's a great multi-season option.

Special Features Include

  • Remote control operation
  • 24 hour programmable timer
  • Auto and sleep mode
  • Easy to install window kit

Compact & Portable
With an upgraded design and more powerful compressor, this portable AC is the key solution to helping you and your family cool down and relax. Designed with four caster wheels and side handles, you can easy move it between areas. The Soleus PH3-12R-03 features oscillatiing louvers that automatically distributes cool air across a widespread area. 

Eco-Friendly R-410A Refrigerant
Complete with an R-410A refrigerant, this AC unit is much more environmentally friendly than any other units on the market. Providing improved cooling and lower energy consumption, Soleus PH3-12R-03 room portable air conditioner will keep you cool and eco-friendly, all at the same time.

Auto-Evaporative Technology
The Soleus portable air conditioner features a self-evaporative condensate system, resulting in improved cooling efficiency and less condensate accumulation. Wave good bye to emptying out buckets and tanks, with the direct drain function, it fully exhausts all condensate automatically. It also have the capability of dehumidifying up to 55 pints per day. 

  • Model: PH3-12R-03
  • UPC: 647568553359
  • Product Type: 4-in-1 12000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner & Heater
  • Product Dimensions: L: 22.13" x W: 13.00" x H: 27.75"
  • Product Weight: 70.00 lbs.
  • Product Color: White
  • Application: For heating and cooling areas up to 425 square feet
  • Warranty: 1-year limited manufacturer's warranty
  • Type: Portable Air Conditioner
  • Coverage Area: 425 square feet
  • Heater: Yes
  • Voltage: 115 volts
  • Air Flow: 285 CFM
  • Watts: 1100 watts
  • Heating Capacity: 12200 BTUs
  • Amps: 12.2 amps
  • Cooling Capacity: 12000 BTUs
  • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Noise Level: 45 dB
  • Certifications: ETL , UL
  • Dehumidifying Capacity: 55 pints
  • EER: 10.9
  • Heat Pump: Yes
  • Number of Fan Speeds: 3
  • Programmable Timer: Yes
  • Timer Length: 24-hour
  • Refrigerant Type:
  • Recommended Room Size: 300-425
  • Air Conditioner Type: Cool/Heat
  • Hose Type: Single
  • Auto-Evaporative System: Yes
  • Fan Only Option: Yes
  • Adjustable Air Louvers: Yes
  • Automatic Air Louvers: Yes
  • Automatic Restart: Yes
  • Air Filter: Yes
  • Built-In Air Purification System: No
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Remote Control: Yes
  • Window Dimensions: Minimum: 28" ; Maximum: 55"
  • Exhaust Hose Length: 5.6 Inches
  • Designed for Commercial Use: No
  • 12,000 BTU
  • 24-hour programmable timer lets you set when you want cooling/heating to start or stop
  • Easy set up: comes with window kit
  • Features easy-to-use digital controls and LCD display
  • Great for year-round use: cools in the summer and heats in the winter
  • R-410A refrigerant is more eco-friendly and energy-efficient

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Question:
Why did you buy this item?
Answer:
price and quiet db rating
- Ann F. on 02-18-2014
Answer:
Good reviews.
- Alvin R. on 04-05-2014
Answer:
I used google to find the best rated, quiet AC.
- Joseph C. on 04-16-2014
Answer:
supposedly quiet, was not
- Jesus D. on 04-29-2014
Answer:
Good reviews.
- Alvin R. on 04-05-2014
Answer:
price and quiet db rating
- Ann F. on 02-18-2014
Answer:
supposedly quiet, was not
- Jesus D. on 04-29-2014
Answer:
I used google to find the best rated, quiet AC.
- Joseph C. on 04-16-2014
Question:
Has anyone ever used one of these units in a class A rv motorhome?.
- Kenneth D. on 03-16-2014
Answer:
The unit is very loud and the cooling unit does not coo; at all the heating unit works a little better. I am not happy with the unit.
- Gerald L. on 03-17-2014
Answer:
I have not used mine in any type of motorhome. I don't see why this wouldn't work well. The most important thing that I have found is that you MUST insulate the exhaust hose, or the heat output vastly overpowers the cooling abilities of this machine. That could be problematic in an RV if you move around a lot and have to install/uninstall every few days. It also states that you should have 3 feet of space around it for optimal functioning, depending on the size and layout of your RV, you might have difficulty getting that kind of space. Personally, I have an end table that comes within 3 inches of my unit, but the space above and below the end table is completely open and airflow is unimpeded so I have had no troubles with the unit's operation. I don't know how much help that is, but overall, I am pleased with this particular a/c.
- Noel W. on 03-16-2014
Answer:
I am using it in my bedroom in my apartment. I do not know anything about motorhome
- joseph g. on 03-16-2014
Answer:
No I have not used it in a motorhome; however, I am quite disappointed with it as it is much louder than the specifications say it would be. I cannot sleep with it in my bedroom as it is too noisy. I would think that it would be even louder in the confines of a motorhome.
- Michael T. on 03-16-2014
Answer:
I have not, but I use it in a 14 x14 workshop. Works well.
- Nancy L. on 03-20-2014
Answer:
The unit is very loud and the cooling unit does not cool at all the heating unit works a little better. I am not happy with the unit.
- Gerald L. on 03-17-2014
Question:
Where is hookup for water drain when in AC mode? Water puddles underneath.
- Anonymous on 05-10-2014
Answer:
A small plastic drain with attached cap in on the rear at the bottom of the unit. The cap should be secure, and can be removed to drain the unit.
- National Spiritual A. on 05-10-2014
Answer:
I've never had to use the hookup on mine. However, there is a small compartment on the back side of the unit below where the exhaust hose connects to it. I've never had a single drop of water leak out of my unit. But I do remember looking at where the hose would connect during installation. My A/C is running right now, so I can't give you a more specific answer. Sorry that I wasn't more help.
- Noel W. on 05-15-2014
Answer:
To empty the condensate tank, unscrew the screw plug at the bottom back of the unit. You will need a small pan, approximately 1" high t catch the water coming out of the condensate tank. The emergency condensate tank hold approximately 1.5 Liters of water. Another option is to connect the provided drain hose and drain the unit into a gravity drain or larger pan for continuous drainage.
- CustomerServiceSTAFF on 05-12-2014
Answer:
We used a large plastic water bottle. There is a drain in the center of the body of the unit - a plastic hose is included.
- Dean T. on 05-13-2014
Question:
Why is water puddling underneath when in AC mode? Is there a condensation pan/bucket to drain periodically?
- Anonymous on 05-10-2014
Answer:
Yes, per the manufacturer you need to drain the unit into a little pan or bucket.
- CustomerServiceSTAFF on 05-12-2014
Question:
where can I get a replacement window venting kit for the soleus Air PH3-12R-03 ?
- Anonymous on 05-17-2015
Question:
i need a portable a/c at my work and i do not have a window. would this work and just let the hot air blow into an empty space room right next to me?
- Trena J. on 07-09-2015
Answer:
Good Afternoon, unfortunately this unit does need window access. So to answer your question it will not work. Thank You
- Vincent S. on 07-17-2015