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Danby DPAC8KDB Portable Air Conditioner Review

Overall Rating:
3.9 out of 5 stars
Danby DPAC8KDB portable air conditionerClick to Enlarge


Danby has long been a trusted electrical home appliance company in North America and their reputation has not been damaged by the DPAC8KDB portable air conditioner. This model is perfect for rooms in the home up to 250 square feet in size and it has a capacity of 8000 BTU. This is easily powerful enough to keep the air cool when it’s hot outside. Additionally, this unit will also dehumidify which adds to overall comfort.

Review Details

The Danby DPAC8KDB encompasses the job of three separate appliances, eliminating the need for more expense. You can use this model as an air conditioner, dehumidifier, or on moderately cool days as a fan only. With a single hose exhaust system this unit will effectively remove warm and moist air from inside the room to outside making for a cooler environment.

Using this Danby air conditioner couldn’t be easier. It features electronic controls with digital display and for added convenience comes complete with a full functional remote control. The manufacturer has also thought about the environment. The R-410A refrigerant used with the DPAC8KDB does not deplete the ozone, making it very eco-friendly.

What We Liked

  • On/Off Timer
    It’s possible to make use of the on/off timer included with the DPAC8KDB which means cool air on your own schedule.
  • Perfect for Living Areas
    With a capacity of 8000 BTU this air conditioner will adequately keep the air cool in a room sized up to 250 square feet.
  • Easy to Use Controls
    This model features easy to use electronic controls with LCD displays that tell you the current temperature settings and timer. For further convenience a full function remote control is included.
  • Efficient Humidity Control
    The Danby DPAC8KDB is fitted with a single hose exhaust system. This means hot and humid air is efficiently expelled outdoors.

What We Didn't Like

  • Ability to Cool
    There have been concerns raised over this model’s ability to adequately bring the temperature down. However, it should be noted that it has been designed for spaces no larger than 250 square feet.
  • Noise Levels
    As with many portable air conditioning units, the DPAC8KDB will emit more noise than other types. This should be a consideration if you’re sensitive.


The Danby DPAC8KDB is as advertised. It will adequately cool an area no larger than 250 square feet at a capacity of 8000 BTU. It comes with all the features you would expect of a unit this size. However, do not expect it to cool a space any larger than stated. For this reason this model is perfectly suited to small living areas such as apartments or enclosed spaces such as a home office or bedroom.

Review by AirReflect ©
Last modified: June 3, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
Dimensions (L x W x H):
12 x 17.3 x 27 inches
68 lbs
Power Supply:
115 Volts
6.9 Amp
Coverage Area:
250 Square Feet
Heater Mode:
Cooling Capacity:
8000 BTU/h
Hose Type:
Adjustable Fan Speed:
Yes, 3 speeds
Remote Control:
Fan-Only Mode:
Air Direction Control:
Oscillate Option:
Air Filter:
Particle Filter:
Antimicrobial Protection:
Dehumidification Option:
Dehumidification Capacity:
45 Pints per Day
Automatic Restart:
Efficiency Ratio:
9.38 EER
Drain Option:
Energy Star Certified:
1 year

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