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[Costco] [Costco] Ontario: Danby Window Air Conditioner with Silencer 8k BTU 248$

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[Costco] [Costco] Ontario: Danby Window Air Conditioner with Silencer 8k BTU 248$

I came across this window air conditioner with a very interesting feature : silencer technology. I didn't know these quiet machines existed!!
I am dumping my noisy unit and got this for $290 tax in Ontario
Link for the 25% ontario rebate: https://www.costco.ca/.product.1377804.html
Says rebate valid until May 31 but still works.
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Below 50db is pretty quiet indeed, anyone here has one an attest to its " quietness"?
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stephroll wrote: Below 50db is pretty quiet indeed, anyone here has one an attest to its " quietness"?
The reviews from Costco and amazon seem to confirm it's quietness.
https://www.amazon.ca/Danby-DAC080EB4WD ... B07MZQNCC8
Curious though as to why this technology isn't widely available across the brands/models ?
The price difference is not much ($60 ) with a similar unit without the silencer : https://www.costco.ca/danby-8%2c000-btu ... 71169.html.
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I bought one last year and it developed a rattle after a few months, returned it. Bought the same unit again this year to give it a second shot. It's not exactly the same as before, some minor things looked tweaked. However the current one does have a bit of noise from some internal part vibrating with the compressor. Not too major though.

Princess Auto had this on their website for $249.99 but now it's disappeared.
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Have one. In a smallish bedroom for a light sleeper like myself any noise is loud. Face With Tears Of Joy
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Wanted one of these when announced last year but didn't come out in time.

Looks like a membership is now required to check out on Costco.ca?!
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These are $349 everywhere (I bought a refirb at Princes Auto for $219). It is SUPER quiet. Quieter than a regular fan on the lowest 2 settings. On the highest the outside compressor increases speed and it is noticeable. Note its really only good for 300sq ft, but highly recommended.
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Don't need one today as it's bloody cold here in Thunder Bay at 7C. Do they have any portable air conditioners? Window ones are always a pain to fit into new style windows.
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Request for anyone who's got this. Please could you use a sound meter app and measure the loudness
1. About an inch above the top of the unit
2. About 6 feet from the unit.
I am wondering if the listed decibel levels are at source or in the middle of the room.
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AKACHOUCH wrote: I came across this window air conditioner with a very interesting feature : silencer technology. I didn't know these quiet machines existed!!
I am dumping my noisy unit and got this for $290 tax in Ontario
Link for the 25% ontario rebate: https://www.costco.ca/.product.1377804.html
Says rebate valid until May 31 but still works.
Anybody get the rebate working today? Coupon no worky :(
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Does this one need a window to work?

Do all portable a/c need a window?
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Coupon not working! Deall appears to be dead
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Just a heads up to anyone planning to order an AC unit from Costco.ca, I've ordered mine May 25th and it still hasn't shipped yet Slightly Smiling Face
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All AC units need a window/hole to outside. Even the portable ones have a hose that goes out the window.

Generally speaking A/C is a heat pump, so it works by pulling heat (energy) from the air, pushing that heat (energy) outside and pushing the cold air (air with less energy) into the house. If there's no way for it to eject the heat outside the house then hot air and cold air would be going to the same place so the net effect is no cooling (and actually some heating due to inefficiency). Same principal as a fridge. That's why you couldn't just leave your fridge open to cool your house. In fact, if you feel the sides or back of your fridge (depending on where the heat exchanger is) while its cooling, you'll feel heat coming off it.
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DougO wrote: Don't need one today as it's bloody cold here in Thunder Bay at 7C. Do they have any portable air conditioners? Window ones are always a pain to fit into new style windows.
I'm inclined to think just about any A/C design is better than a portable air conditioner but I agree it is often a PITA for most the window installations. That's why I've installed my window air conditioners in a sleeve through the wall. Similar to https://extremehowto.com/installing-a-w ... -the-wall/. Easy to do with new construction but I've also done it with finished walls.
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