The Avallon APAC140C portable air conditioner is an elegantly designed, good quality, dual hose AC unit that would make a perfect pick for anyone that would need air conditioning in an area that\u2019s not larger than 450 square feet. The portable AC comes from Avallon, a manufacturer that\u2019s based in Texas US, and is therefore a well known American brand. Whether or not it\u2019s the best dual hose portable air conditioner around may still be up for debate, but with a cooling capacity of 12000 BTU, it\u2019s pretty much perfect for anyone that doesn\u2019t want to spend too much money on a window AC, and would still want to end up with a good quality AC unit.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Avallon Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner\r\nThe Avallon Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner boasts of a dual hose design, a cooling power of 12000 BTU, as well as self evaporating technology to avoid the need to drain excess moisture. The unit weighs only 68 pounds, and is very easy to navigate.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nPerformance-wise, the Avallon portable air conditioner is well equipped to sufficiently cater to a floor area that\u2019s not larger than 450 square feet. This could be a home office, bedroom or even kitchen, and the fact that it\u2019s portable means you\u2019ll be able to move it around without much stress. Like the Whynter ARC-14S 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner, the dual hose portable air conditioner is also capable of up to 3 different functions, where you\u2019ll be able to air condition, dehumidify or switch on the fan. Aside from all that, the Avallon dual hose portable AC also boasts of self evaporation technology, so you won\u2019t need to drain excess water.\r\nEnergy Efficiency\r\nThe Avallon 12000 BTU dual hose portable air conditioner has a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio of 13, which is exactly what the minimum standard is set at. It\u2019s not as energy efficient as the LG LP0817WSR (which has an SEER of 19), so you might want to make use of some of its features to keep this consumption low. One such feature would be it\u2019s 24 hour timer. You can use this timer to set exactly when you\u2019d like it to function, instead of functioning throughout the day.\r\nFiltration\r\nUnlike most portable air conditioners, the Avallon dual hose AC might not have a filter inside, so you\u2019re going to have to make sure that you place it in a room where there\u2019s plenty of fresh air, by preferably keeping the window open. We do wish that it came with a carbon filter like the Whynter ARC-12SD does, but even without it, you should be guaranteed of cool, fresh air.\r\nDurability\r\nThe Avallon dual hose portable air conditioner is backed by a 1 year warranty that covers both parts and labour, as well as a 5 year warranty that covers its compressor. The 12000 BTU portable air conditioner comes in a platinum color, giving it an exceptional design, and a formidable build quality.\r\nValue\r\nOne particular feature that you\u2019ll find in the Avallon dual hose portable air conditioner that you won\u2019t find in other air conditioners is its intelligent mode, which automatically adjusts the fan speed so as to keep the area cool to the set temperature. It\u2019s also got a remote control for easy operation, and features dual hose instead of a single hose operation (separate intake & exhaust hose)\r\nAvallon Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner Wrap Up\r\nTo make sure that you have no problems installing the Avallon AC, it comes with a full window kit so that you don\u2019t have to buy anything from outside, and while being ranked as a great option for areas under 450 sq ft, it\u2019ll still work well for areas up to 500 square feet.