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Koldfront PAC1401W Portable Air Conditioner Review

Overall Rating:
4.1 out of 5 stars
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Koldfront PAC1401W

The Koldfront PAC1401W is a robust air conditioner, yet stylish at the same time. It has a capacity of 14,000 BTU which will easily cool a room up to 500 square feet in size, making it perfect for large rooms in the home where the air can become stuffy and difficult to deal with in hot weather. In addition, you will also benefit from cleaner air, thanks to the included washable pre-filter and replaceable carbon filter.

Review Details

Versatility is perhaps the best thing Koldfront has managed to bring to the market with the PAC1401W. Not only is it powerful and capable to cool a large area, the manufacturer has included easy to roll casters, air vent and window kit. In addition you benefit from 3 speeds and an internal condensate removal system that aids in continuous use, saving the trouble of constantly emptying a bucket.
Humidity can also be an issue in warm weather and for that reason Koldfront has made it possible for this unit to function as a dehumidifier.

The PAC1401W couldn’t be easier to use with a full function remote control and a precise digital thermostat that allows for temperatures anything from 62 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit.

What We Liked

  • Fresher Air
    The PAC1401W is fitted with a pre-filter which is washable and a carbon filter which is replaceable. Both of these parts will help eliminate unpleasant household odors and give the room a much fresher and cleaner feel.
  • Power Without the Expense
    This air conditioner has a capacity of 14,000 BTU and will cool a large area up to 500 square feet. However, the price tag is the same as many other models that only have a capacity of 10,000 to 12,000 BTU.
  • Stylish
    Koldfront understands the consumer wants effective cooling without compromising on style. The PAC1401W has been designed so it won’t look out of place in any room in the home.
  • Easy Temperature Control
    Fitted with a digital thermostat, you can choose any temperature from 62 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit and the unit will adjust as the temperature rises or falls.

What We Didn't Like

  • Air Vent
    Although mainly robust in design, it has to be noted the hose attachment is a little on the flimsy side and many consumers have complained about the need to use tape to attach it.
  • Humidity Levels
    You should be aware that the Koldfront PAC1401W has been designed for areas that don’t suffer heavy humidity most of the year.


Considering this unit has a higher capacity than many other models in this price range, the PAC1401W is definitely worth the investment. It my not have much in the way of ‘bells and whistles’, but it certainly makes up for this in terms of clean, cool and fresher air. If you are looking for an inexpensive air conditioner that will cool a large room, this is one of the best choices.

Review by AirReflect ©
Last modified: May 10, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
Koldfront PAC1401W
Dimensions (L x W x H):
16 x 19 x 32 inches
75 lbs
Power Supply:
115 Volts, 60 Hz
1480 Watt, 13.1 Amp
Noise level:
53 dB
Coverage Area:
500 Square Feet
318 Cubic Feet per Minute
Heater Mode:
Cooling Capacity:
14000 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:
70 Pints per Day
Automatic Restart:
Efficiency Ratio:
9.5 EER
Drain Option:
Internal Condensation Pump:
Energy Star Certified:
3 years

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