Haier 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Review

Haier 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Review

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Haier 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Review - Expert’s Verdict & Recommendations

Portable, Energy-saving, and Easy-to-operate- these are some of the enticing features of 12,000- BTU Haier HPN 12CXM that make it second to none when seeking for a portable air conditioner. Users have reported thumb up for its cooling efficiency and overall performance over the similarly-sized air conditioners.

The performance of an Air conditioner not only depends on its size and technology used, but also relies on the room conditions. Keeping this point in mind, the Haier Portable AC is made for particular room areas only. The notable feature of a Haier 12,000 BTU is the self-evaporation functionality that evaporates the residual water and thus, makes it easy to relocate anywhere in the room. This lightweight model is about 67 pounds, which is slightly more than that of an average portable air conditioner. It has a built-in caster to help you shift it from one place to another.

If you are money-minded, you would love to hear that even though it is giving tough competition to Whynter ARC143MX, it is available at just $400 whereas the Whynter costs for $600.

​Let’s consider its output results from different objectives:

The Evaluation Analysis

  • Pros

Equipped with dual functionality features such as dry cooling & residual water evaporation, Haier 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner evaporates up to 4.2 pints of water in an hour while other portable AC's can reach up to 3.7 pints per hour. This feature makes it a pioneer in the portable AC segment with both air conditioning and dehumidifying capabilities.

  • Cons

The minor flaw that one can observe in Haier 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner is that it is less energy-efficient when compared to other portable air conditioners. It has an EER of 10, which is just above the average EER of 9.8. This can be because it operates as a multi-purpose gadget performing different functionalities at one or another time. If you neglect the power consumption factor, it is still leading among portable ACs.

Main Features

  • 3 Cool/Fan Speeds : Multiple speeds for personalized comfort.
  • 24 Hr Timer : Program the unit to turn on or off at anytime between 1 and 24 hours.
  • 4 Way Air Direction : Direct the air flow to where you want it.
  • Auto Evaporation Technology : Water evaporates automatically so there is no bucket to empty.
  • Cool, Fan and Dehumidify Modes 
  • Full Function Remote : Control your comfort from anywhere in the room.
  • Quick Install Window Kit : Easy to install and fits most double hung and sliding windows 
  • Easy Roll Casters
Haier 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Review

Haier 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Review

Technical Specs

  • Pros
  • Outstanding performance : When you look for a portable air conditioner, the most important thing to consider is the size of the room where you wish to install the air conditioner. Professional testing declares it to be among the better-performing portable air ACs in its class. The maximum recorded airflow of this AC is 188 cubic feet per minute, as it pumps out much air in a very short period and also has a superb capability to remove 4.2 pints of water per hour. That means you can use it both as an air conditioner and a dehumidifier. The users also have strong, positive reviews regarding its performance.
  • High safety standards : The Haier 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner comes with the UL Seal. This means that it has been tested for safety by Underwriters Laboratories. Not just this, it is also certified by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAe) and is also a RoHS compliant. That shows that it is free from hazardous materials like Lead, Mercury, and Cadmium.
  • Easy to operate : The Haier HPN 12XCM incorporates various convenient operation modes and functions. This Haier model makes it easy to alter the room temperature by operating in 3 modes specifically for cooling, dehumidifying and simply working as a fan at different levels. A fully functional remote control comes with-in to adjust it the way you want! You can also program it to turn on automatically when you are about to reach home from work. Since it has a self-evaporating system, there is no headache even to empty it. It also has an auto-restart function by which it can resume to normal operation as soon as the electricity restores about a power cut.
  • Cons

It’s about cooling capacity. This portable unit produces nearly 12,000 BTU whereas the other similar AC units emit about 14,000 BTU. That means it is ideal for a 550 Sq. Ft. room only while the other can cool down the room area of approx. 800 Sq. Ft.


The Haier HPN 12XCM has been declared as the tech leader among the portable AC segments reviewed this year. With a robust design, excellent cooling capacities and various operation modes, it is recommended for all who wish to enjoy having a portable air conditioner.

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