@shawn I read it. I realize they address the cold but who buys something like this when it’s this cold out. Let it get to spring when people are thinking about summer not when people are thinking about digits and other parts freezing off.
@bleedmichigan If you buy things in the off-season, when you DON’T need them, they’re cheaper. This is the right time for Meh to buy this cheaply, and for YOU to buy this cheaply. Buying it when you need it is for chumps.
@TBoneZeOriginal Colder than a gut-shot bitch wolf dog with nine sucking pups pulling a number-four trap up a hill in the dead of winter In the middle of a snowstorm with a mouth full of porcupine quills.
@blueyed510 not going to bother looking closer at the manufacturer page, but it might be due to the EPA/DOE/whoever finally waking up and declaring these horribly inefficient single tube roller A/C units don’t do what their manufacturers claimed they did.
So a pre-EPA-wake up unit that is resold or units that straddle that timeline have to get honest about their effective capabilities. The demerit could easily be from 14,000 to 9,000 BTUs.
Bottom line: Single tube roller A/C units suck at cooling a room vs two tube roller units and window A/C units. I don’t believe the EPA will ever rate a single tube, “Energy Star”.
@RedOak@rpstrong Thanks, that makes sense. I didn’t know about the change in ratings systems, but was aware that these portable units didn’t achieve the same cooling as a window unit with the same BTU rating
I actually would love to pick up a portable AC unit, since the deal would theoretically be better in the off-season. However, this is still WAY too high for me… throw out a dirt cheap ($100 or lower) portable AC unit that isn’t DOA, and I’ll be all over it.
This is intriguing but I wouldn’t be able to really try it out before the 90 day warranty expires! For something like this meh you should really offer a 1 year warranty, since most of us will stick it in a closet for the next! 6 months.
@robson Turn your heat way up and boil water on all of your burners and turn your shower on all the way to hot. Do this until the temperature in your house is 80 and the humidity is really high. Then put your portable AC unit in your bedroom and see if it can lower the temp and decrease the humidity.
Sorry cold meh-ers. But the high is 82 next Monday so I’ll need this in my garage. I was planning to cut a hole in the wall and use a window unit that a friend was getting rid of but I’d rather be able to control it via wifi (so I can make it chilly out there before entering the sauna that is my back yard).
Ummmm… two days in a row seems to be a pattern. This is being offered at the same price at MorningSave? Does that mean we should start ordering through MorningSave to get a 10% discount, or has that changed? It’s just that it seems less a discount for MorningSave shoppers than a penalty for those of us who have been Meh! shoppers for, you know, forever.
@gertiestn yep that was changed up a bit (to a coupon) so that VMP could use other coupons when such coupons were more than 10% off (a few months back via email). However, coupons have exclusions and the Daybreak event over there is not included in most coupon eligibility.
Nothing smart about this device. It doesn’t work. The one with two hoses to outside work slightly better. Of every molecule of hot air you blow outside, another one gets pulled from the hot outside to equalize the pressure.