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NewAir AC12000E Portable Air Conditioner Review

Overall Rating:
4.6 out of 5 stars
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NewAir AC12000E

The NewAir AC12000E 12000 BTU portable air conditioner is one of the only models of this size that rates high in independent tests as well as in customer satisfaction reviews. It will quickly and efficiently cool mid/large size rooms up to 425 square feet in size. This model from NewAir is also protected by the Industry’s best warranty and returns policy, giving customers peace of mind they’re receiving a quality product.

Review Details

Environmental issues are high on the agenda with NewAir, so the compressor included with this air conditioner uses some of the very latest technology. It also comes equipped with an R-410A refrigerant which provides efficient cooling while being easy on energy consumption.

The efficiency of this unit does not stop there, NewAir has also installed a state of the art evaporative condensate system. This means less condensate overall and increased cooling efficiency. The consumer also benefits from a continuous drainage option which eliminates the need to empty messy buckets of water all the time.
You will find the AC12000E also has many of the standard features you would expect of a unit in this bracket.

What We Liked

  • Accommodating Controls
    The AC12000E comes with a full function remote control so you can set it from wherever you are in the room. For further convenience, it comes with a 24 hour programmable timer so you can set it on your own schedule.
  • Excellent Reputation
    Protected by the Industry’s best warranty and returns policy, this model’s reputation precedes it within the air conditioning market. The mere fact the manufacturer advertises how good this unit is based on reviews alone is proof enough.
  • Auto-Evaporative System
    This unit will efficiently cool a room with the minimal amount of excess condensate due to the included evaporative system. It also offers continuous drainage for further ease of use.
  • Eco-Friendly
    Fitted with an R-410A refrigerant the AC12000E will not harm the environment and will also help to keep energy bills down.

What We Didn't Like

  • Fan Noise
    Some may find the noise this unit omits too much for them. NewAir has not placed an emphasis on quiet operation. Instead, they have placed more emphasis on the efficiently of cooling large amounts of air.
  • Heavy
    Weighing in at 56lbs this unit can be a little difficult to move to another floor. However, the casters make rolling it from room to room on the same floor very easy.


NewAir has brought what can only be described as an exceptional air conditioner to the market place. It’s not without its minor faults however, consumers have been more than happy to come forward and speak out about how happy they are with their purchase. The AC12000E is not unattractive, it’s efficient in that it uses the latest in condensate and eco-friendly technology and is incredibly easy to use. It’s priced fairly and built to last. In our opinion it’s well worth the investment.

Review by AirReflect ©
Last modified: May 10, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
NewAir AC12000E
Dimensions (L x W x H):
14.5 x 15.5 x 29.25 inches
56.2 lbs
Power Supply:
115 Volts, 60 Hz
1166 Watt, 11 Amp
Noise level:
57 dB
Coverage Area:
425 Square Feet
Heater Mode:
Cooling Capacity:
12000 BTU/h
Hose Type:
Adjustable Fan Speed:
Yes, 2 speeds
Remote Control:
Fan-Only Mode:
Air Direction Control:
Oscillate Option:
Air Filter:
Particle Filter:
Antimicrobial Protection:
Dehumidification Option:
Automatic Restart:
Efficiency Ratio:
10.2 EER
Drain Option:
Energy Star Certified:
1 year

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