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[Costco] De'Longhi 13,500 BTU Portable 3-in-1 Air Conditioner with Whispercool Technology - $100 off, now $499.99

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[Costco] De'Longhi 13,500 BTU Portable 3-in-1 Air Conditioner with Whispercool Technology - $100 off, now $499.99

Pretty good deal for a portable air conditioner. Not sure how well the unit works but the reviews are generally positive.
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I have a 14,000 BTU amana with 2 hoses. This one is only 1 hose less efficient just saying.
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Max128 wrote: I have a 14,000 BTU amana with 2 hoses. This one is only 1 hose less efficient just saying.
Might someone explain why is that? Isn't the hose only for exhausting heat and moisture.
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Say no to 1 hose!
beachlover wrote: Might someone explain why is that? Isn't the hose only for exhausting heat and moisture.
2 hoses means that it's drawing in outside air, adding heat to it, and exhausting.

A single hose means that it's sucking the air from the room, adding heat, then exhausting it.
So unless your room is airtight, it's gonna suck all the warm air from surrounding rooms into the room it's trying to cool.
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death_hawk wrote: Say no to 1 hose!
2 hoses means that it's drawing in outside air, adding heat to it, and exhausting.

A single hose means that it's sucking the air from the room, adding heat, then exhausting it.
So unless your room is airtight, it's gonna suck all the warm air from surrounding rooms into the room it's trying to cool.
This is right.
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death_hawk wrote: Say no to 1 hose!



2 hoses means that it's drawing in outside air, adding heat to it, and exhausting.

A single hose means that it's sucking the air from the room, adding heat, then exhausting it.
So unless your room is airtight, it's gonna suck all the warm air from surrounding rooms into the room it's trying to cool.
I second this. I have a dual hose AC. You can test this claim by running it on dual hose mode then feel the draft under your front door.
Then remove the intake hose completely on the second run to essentially turn it into a single hose AC. Then feel the difference in the draft.
It does make a difference depending on the temperature of the incoming draft.

Did not regret going dual.
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death_hawk wrote: 2 hoses means that it's drawing in outside air, adding heat to it, and exhausting.
Someone should use similar technology for refrigerators / freezers. Drawing in free exterior Canadian winter temperature air, adding the food heat, and exhausting that.
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beachlover wrote: Someone should use similar technology for refrigerators / freezers. Drawing in free exterior Canadian winter temperature air, adding the food heat, and exhausting that.
I sometimes miss being in a climate where I get a 2nd freezer for half the year.
Then I realize I have to live in said freezer and just bought one while living in a much more moderate climate year round.
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I believe the general rule of thumb for single hose portable units is to take the listed BTU and minus 40% to get "real world" BTU.
So a 13,500 btu single hose AC should be expected to preform more like 8,100 BTU efficiency.
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Anyone have deals on a 2 hose setup? Seems like the common big box stores are all single hose. I'd prefer to buy from Costco too.
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Does coscto even carry dual hose portable ACs anymore?
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Narci wrote: Does coscto even carry dual hose portable ACs anymore?
Not in store, at least historically.
Online has a bunch. (Had? I haven't looked this year)

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