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Midea Duo Smart MAP14S1TBL Review

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The Midea Duo Smart MAP14S1TBL is a portable, 14,000 BTU air conditioner that quickly cools down rooms up to 550 sq ft in size. It has a super low 42 dB noise output and four operating modes, but it isn’t Energy Star Certified and lacks some popular smart features.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Midea Duo Smart MAP14S1TBL is a high-end air conditioning unit that was announced in 2021. It has a cooling capacity of 14,000 BTU and measures about 32.4 by 19.5 by 16.7 inches. The unit is designed to efficiently serve spaces of up to 550 sq ft in size and has a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio of 12.3.

The best air conditioning units have a much higher SEER. It has caster wheels that make it easy to move around, and its use of Inverter technology helps keep power costs low. For a window air conditioner, you might want to consider reading our Windmill AC 8000 review, but if you’d like another portable option to compare, here’s our Whynter ARC 14SH review.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Midea Duo Smart MAP14S1TBL is a high-end air conditioning unit with a 14,000 BTU cooling capacity. Its performance is impressive, as it is able to reduce a 550 sq ft room’s temperature by 3.3 degrees Fahrenheit in about two hours. It is designed to serve rooms that are up to 550 sq ft in size and has caster wheels that facilitate easy movement across rooms despite weighing 72 pounds.

The AC unit has four modes: Auto, Cool, Dry, and Fan, and its Fan mode has four levels: Low, Mid, High, and Auto. A sleep button increases cooling by every 30 minutes, and even though this AC unit isn’t Energy Star Rated, it uses inverter technology for much less energy consumption.

The AC unit has got a pretty low noise output of only 42 dB, and since it is WiFi enabled, the unit can be linked to the MSmartHome app, which is downloadable on both iOS and Android, or set up with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa for voice control. The unit also ships with a remote and has an air throw distance of up to 26 feet and a built-in dehumidifier.

Reason to Buy

  • Cooling Capacity
    • The Midea Duo Smart MAP14S1TBL is a portable AC unit that has a cooling capacity of 14,000 BTU. As a result, it efficiently cools down rooms that are up to 550 sq ft in size. Also, feel free to check out our <a href=”https://www.gadgetreview.com/btu-doe-vs-btu-ashrae”>BTU DOE vs BTU ASHRAE</a> info piece for more insight on the two different ratings.

    • However, if you’re looking for a smart window air conditioner, then our Windmill AC 8000 review could be worth looking into.

  • Low noise output
    • The Midea Duo Smart MAP14S1TBL has a super low noise output of 41 dB, making it pretty quiet.

  • Smart features
    • The MAP14S1TBL features WiFi support, and this allows for Smart Home integration, as well as voice control.

    • However, if you don’t need smart features, then you might want to look at a comparison that we’ve done between the <a href=”https://www.gadgetreview.com/whynter-arc-14sh-air-conditioner-vs-toyomi-tad-t40lw”>Whynter ARC 14SH Air Conditioner vs Toyomi TAD T40LW</a> – two portable ACs that are both focussed on functionality.

Reason to Avoid

  • Not Energy Star Rated
    • The MAP14S1TBL doesn’t have an Energy Star Rating, so it is not the most efficient regarding power consumption.

  • No support for Energy Reporting, HomeKit or IFTTT
    • Despite being a smart AC, the MAP14S1TBL misses out on Energy Reporting, Apple HomeKit, and IFTTT for seamless automated functionality.

Midea Duo Smart MAP14S1TBL Specs

Airflow RateAirflow Raten/a
App CompatibleApp CompatibleYes
Auto Shut-OffAuto Shut-OffNo
BTU Cooling RatingBTU Cooling Rating14,000 BTU/hr
Cord LengthCord Lengthn/a
DepthDepth16.75"
Energy Efficiency RatioEnergy Efficiency Ratio10.8
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star Certifiedn/a
Form FactorForm FactorPortable
HeightHeight34.48"
Integrated HeaterIntegrated HeaterYes
Max Window Opening HeightMax Window Opening Heightn/a
Max Window Opening WidthMax Window Opening Width63.8"
Min Window Opening HeightMin Window Opening Height9.8"
Min Window Opening WidthMin Window Opening Width19.1"
Number Of Cool SettingsNumber Of Cool Settings3
Number of Fan SpeedsNumber of Fan Speeds4
Recommended Room SizeRecommended Room Size550 sq ft
Remote ControlRemote ControlYes
Sleep ModeSleep ModeYes
TimerTimerYes
WeightWeight77 lbs
WidthWidth19.5"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityWi-Fi

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Market Context

The Midea Duo Smart MAP14S1TBL is a high-end air conditioning unit that was announced in 2021. It has a cooling capacity of 14,000 BTU and…

The Midea Duo Smart MAP14S1TBL is a high-end air conditioning unit that was announced in 2021. It has a cooling capacity of 14,000 BTU and measures about 32.4 by 19.5 by 16.7 inches. The unit is designed to efficiently serve spaces of up to 550 sq ft in size and has a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio of 12.3.

The best air conditioning units have a much higher SEER. It has caster wheels that make it easy to move around, and its use of Inverter technology helps keep power costs low. For a window air conditioner, you might want to consider reading our Windmill AC 8000 review, but if you’d like another portable option to compare, here’s our Whynter ARC 14SH review.

The Midea Duo Smart MAP14S1TBL isn’t quite as quiet as the Midea MAW12V1QWT. However, while the more expensive MAP14S1TBL comes with caster wheels for easy…

The Midea Duo Smart MAP14S1TBL isn’t quite as quiet as the Midea MAW12V1QWT. However, while the more expensive MAP14S1TBL comes with caster wheels for easy movement, the MAW12V1QWY is designed for window placement.

The Midea Duo Smart MAP14S1TBL is designed as a portable AC unit, unlike the Windmill AC 8000, which is meant to be installed onto a…

The Midea Duo Smart MAP14S1TBL is designed as a portable AC unit, unlike the Windmill AC 8000, which is meant to be installed onto a window. The two are also different in that the Midea AC unit has a significantly higher cooling capacity than the more affordable Windmill AC, and on its front panel, it has directional louvers that are missing on the Windmill AC.

The more expensive Midea Duo Smart MAP14S1TBL has the same cooling capacity as the Whynter ARC-14SH, but the Midea AC is ideal for slightly larger…

The more expensive Midea Duo Smart MAP14S1TBL has the same cooling capacity as the Whynter ARC-14SH, but the Midea AC is ideal for slightly larger rooms, and it also has a higher Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, making it more power efficient. Also worth noting is that the MAP14S1TBL is quieter than the ARC-14SH.

Airflow Rate

n/a

277 CFM

200 CFM

253 CFM

App Compatible

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Auto Shut-Off

No

n/a

Yes

No

BTU Cooling Rating

14,000 BTU/hr

12,000 BTU

8,000 BTU

14,000 BTU/hr

Cord Length

n/a

6.5 ft

6 ft

6"

Depth

16.75"

19.17"

19"

19"

Energy Efficiency Ratio

10.8

15

11.7

6.82

Energy Star Certified

n/a

Yes

Yes

No

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