EdgeStar Extreme Cool 12,000 BTU Portable AC with Dehumidifier Review

The AP12000HS is equipped with 12,000 BTUs of cooling power and can effectively cool a room up to 425 square feet in size. This compact, yet powerful portable air conditioner is perfect for cooling bedrooms or small living spaces. The AP12000HS doubles as a heater to provide an extra boost of warmth on chilly nights and allows you to use the AP12000HS year round.

EdgeStar Extreme Cool 12,000 BTU Portable AC with Dehumidifier
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How to Install

  • Step 1: Place window kit plate into window opening.
  • Step 2: Slide plate to cover the width of the opening.
  • Step 3: Close window to hold plate in place.
  • Step 4: Attach exhaust hose to the unit.
  • Step 5: Place the other end of the exhaust hose into the hole on the window plate.

To easily vent the portable air conditioner, the AP12000HS includes a window kit that can conveniently be fitted in windows that are 28.5″ – 56″ in size. For larger windows or use in sliding glass doors, purchase the APPK2010 kit which expands up to 83”. Window kits for portable air conditioners take up much less space than installing a window air conditioner, which means you don’t have to worry about blocking the light or view from your window.


At 52 dB (low) and 54 dB (high), this unit can be placed in any room without being disruptive.

Self-Evaporative System

Built with an automatic drain system that is able to exhaust all liquid formed by condensation so that there is no need to manually drain the unit in most climates.

The intelligent design auto restart function stores your selected settings so that in the event of a power failure the unit will restart just as before when the electricity comes back on.

Choose between high, medium, and low fan speeds to find the perfect setting for air output and noise.

Control Panel

1. Power

Switches unit on/off.

2. Mode

Cool, dehumidify and fan only mode.

3. Speed

Sets the fan to high/medium/low.

4. Timer

Enables timer mode. Adjustable from 1-12 hours.

5. Up / Down

Increases temperature or time when timer is enabled. Decreases temperature or time when timer is enabled.

6. LED Display

Shows ambient temperature, set temperature, and hours when timer is in use.

All of the settings on the unit can be conveniently controlled from across the room via the remote control.

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Condensate is expelled from the unit through the hose, but in more humid climates where moisture is more prevalent, the excess moisture can be drained through the drain in the back of the unit.


For spaces where window air units are not allowed, portable air conditioners are a great alternative as they do not protrude from the outside, allowing them to comply with building codes and HOA’s.

As long as there is a place to vent the hot air and a standard electrical outlet available, portable air conditioners can be used wherever and whenever needed and easily moved or stored when not in use.

Instead of turning down your central A/C unit for that one room that is always a few degrees hotter than the rest, Portable ACs can be an efficient way to cool hot spots in your home without sacrificing your electricity bill.

Easy to connect and operate, portable air conditioners can be used wherever and whenever needed and easily moved or stored when not in use. Check The Price