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Carrier 1.5 HP PDCAR012CO Portable Aircon Review

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While air conditioners are a hot commodity due to their ability to cool your room despite the scalding heat outside, they do much more. These appliances circulate and filter the air to remove pollutants and mold, making the air you breathe cleaner. However, installing one in your building requires certain specifications; a hole in the wall for a window-type aircon, and a professional’s aid for a split-type system.

But what if you’re only renting a place? Certain areas forbid changes in building architecture and a split-type aircon would need additional outside space for the condenser. That’s where portable aircon comes in. Made to be wheeled room to room, a portable aircon can bypass these limitations. Among one of the best portable aircons, the Carrier 1.5 HP PDCAR012CO Portable Aircon proves to be the superior model. Read below for more insights about this high-performance unit.


About the Carrier 1.5 HP PDCAR012CO Portable Aircon

Manufacturer

Carrier

Model Name

1.5 HP Portable Aircon

Model NumberPDCAR012CO
ColorWhite
Product Dimensions30in x 20in x 3/4in
WeightPolyurethane foam
Energy Efficiency Ratio9.37 kJ/W-hr
Cooling Capacity12,600 kJ/hr
Product AccessoriesExhaust hose
Window slider plates
Remote control

The PDCAR012CO features a durable and portable;e build that can fit into any apartment or dorm room. It comes with wheels attached for easier transportation and a stylish look that won’t clash with your interior design. Like any portable aircon, this unit doesn’t need any professional installation. You can install this aircon anywhere near a window and, once the weather starts to cool down, you can easily uninstall it and hide it away.


Carrier 1.5 HP PDCAR012CO Portable Aircon Features

Carrier 1.5 HP PDCAR012CO Portable Aircon

Aside from the features above, the PDCAR012CO also has other functions that make it the best portable aircon of 2021. These functions include:

Strong Cooling Power

One disadvantage of a portable aircon is its lower cooling power compared to a window-type or a split-type air conditioner. Due to their smaller build, most portable aircon units aren’t fit for large rooms. However, the PDCAR012CO stands out due to its strong cooling power of 12,600 kJ/hr and 1.5 horsepower. You can have the same comfort a window-type unit can give while still enjoying the flexibility and portability of a portable model.

Due to its horsepower, the PDCAR012CO is ideal for large bedrooms, office spaces, and even living rooms of up to 18 square meters. Unlike split-type and window-type units, where they only cool a room where they’re installed, you can bring the cooling power of this unit to any area you prefer.

Energy Efficient

While the thought of a cooler room seems tempting, having the electricity bill tripled just because of one appliance can make anyone pause. The PDCAR012CO, while strong enough to chill a large space, has a high EER of 9.37 kJ/W-hr. This means the aircon doesn’t consume as much electricity when it removes heat from a specific space, which in turn means saves you money.

Its portability also adds to its efficiency. Because you can uninstall the unit anytime you like, you can store it away during colder months. The unit also comes with a 24-hour timer that automatically shuts it off during your specified time, which is helpful during evenings. Have you ever experienced waking up in the middle of the night just because it’s too cold and you need to turn off the AC? You won’t need to anymore once you have this in your home.

Air Swing Technology

Most portable aircon units have the tendency for “spot cooling”, in which they only cool one specific area of the room. This can be a pain for a household that has more than two members. With the PDCAR012CO, the air is circulated and spread throughout the space with the help of its air swing functions. You can turn off this feature and have the unit focus its cooling power in one area if you’re home alone and turn it on again if you have visitors over.


Pros and Cons of the Carrier 1.5 HP PDCAR012CO Portable Aircon

ProsCons
✔️ Strong cooling power
✔️ Stylish exterior design
✔️ Energy efficient
✔️ Durable build
✔️ Air swing function
✖️ Slightly expensive compared to other models

What People Are Saying About It

The Carrier 1.5 HP PDCAR012CO Portable Aircon not only cools a large area but also equally distributes the cold air so no space in a room remains warm. Built by the pioneer of air conditioners, this unit boasts high-quality manufacturing. Its portability and easy installation remove all the additional costs and long process of a professional AC installation.

It was the best deal in our price range and for size-wise in comparison to the square footage of our home. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to purchase or replace their existing one.

Lantz

Consumer Affairs


Where to Buy the Carrier 1.5 HP PDCAR012CO Portable Aircon

Want to purchase the Carrier 1.5 HP PDCAR012CO Portable Aircon to finally get rid of that annoying summer heat? Check out Lazada, where you can find the best deals and prices for this model.

Not quite impressed? Browse through our aircon reviews and guides to help you navigate through different models of portable, split-type, and window-type air conditioner units.

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JP Reyes

JP has been in the aircon industry for almost as long as he has been alive. As a child JP would help his tatay fix aircon units at their junk shop in Cavite. After graduating UP in the early 2000's, JP then started his own Aircon servicing business and within 5 years had 10 shops in 8 different cities. Fast forward to today and JP brings all his experience and expertise online to give readers trustworthy advice and reviews about Air-conditioning buying, servicing, cleaning and repair in the Philippines.

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