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Serenelife SLPAC10 Review

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With moderate cooling and intuitive controls, the budget-friendly Serene Life SLPAC10 is ideal for home offices and studio apartments. However, it’s loud for bedroom use, not energy efficient, and there are no smart features.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Serene Life SLPAC10 is a budget-friendly 3-in-1 (cooling, dehumidifier, and fan functionality) portable AC with 10,000 BTU cooling power that can cool a 300 to 450-square-foot room. It has rolling wheels, automatic swing mode, and an operating noise level of 59 dBA, making it comparable to the best air conditioners.

The package includes an exhaust hose and a window installation plate. There is also a remote control but no smartphone app integration. The digital touch button control panel features an LED display, and you can remove and wash the reusable air filter screen. For another 10,000 BTU model, read our LG LP1022FVSM review.

Consensus

our Verdict

The cost-effective Serene Life SLPAC10 sufficiently cools, dehumidifies, and circulates air, thanks to its powerful 10,000 BTU capacity. Its digital touch panel features user-friendly controls (power, mode, timer, temperature, and fan speed), and you can also manage these settings using the included remote. However, there is no app or integration with smart home devices, and its 9.68 minutes/degree cooling speed is the slowest in our certified, tested list.

While the SLPAC10’s 10.5 SEER rating makes it relatively energy-efficient for a portable model, more powerful window AC units offer higher ratings, leading to greater cost and energy savings, lastly, the 59 dBA noise level could disturb tranquil sleep environments, but its less bothersome during conversations as your ears adjust to the constant white noise.

Reason to Buy

  • Moderate cooling capacity
    • The Serene Life SLPAC10 is a 3-in-1 portable air conditioner with a 10,000 BTU capacity that efficiently cools and maintains humidity levels in 300 to 450 square feet spaces. However, its 9.68 minutes/degree cooling speed is the slowest in our certified, tested list.

    • This 10,000 BTU unit excels at efficiently cooling and maintaining humidity levels in small to medium-sized spaces. For another compact 3-in-1 unit, check our Black Deck BPACT14WT review.

  • User-friendly controls
    • Tweaking settings is easy with the intuitive touch button control panel. It includes the power, mode, timer, temperature, and fan speed settings. Moreover, the user-friendly remote also controls advanced functions, such as the unit selector (°C/°F) and sleep key.

Reason to Avoid

  • Somewhat high noise level
    • Its operating noise level of 59 dBA can be bothersome for quiet sleep environments in bedrooms. However, it’s not overly intrusive during conversations. It falls in the louder half of our verified, tested sir conditioners.

  • No smart features
    • You’ll have to rely on the included remote for changing settings since there is no smartphone app, and you can’t integrate it with your smart home ecosystem. Check this Tosot Ashrae 8000 BTU review for an AC with smart connectivity.

  • Average energy efficiency
    • Considering it’s a portable AC unit, its 10.5 SEER rating is fairly energy-efficient. However, more advanced models have a higher SEER rating for better cost savings and lower energy demands. For a cost-effective model, read this Whynter ARC-14SH review

Serenelife SLPAC10 Specs

Airflow RateAirflow Raten/a
App CompatibleApp CompatibleNo
Auto Shut-OffAuto Shut-Offn/a
BTU Cooling RatingBTU Cooling Rating10,000 BTU
Cord LengthCord LengthUnknown
DepthDepth17.2
Energy Efficiency RatioEnergy Efficiency Ratio10.5
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star Certifiedn/a
Form FactorForm FactorPortable
HeightHeight32.5"
Integrated HeaterIntegrated Heatern/a
Max Window Opening HeightMax Window Opening Heightn/a
Max Window Opening WidthMax Window Opening Widthn/a
Min Window Opening HeightMin Window Opening Heightn/a
Min Window Opening WidthMin Window Opening Widthn/a
Number Of Cool SettingsNumber Of Cool Settingsn/a
Number of Fan SpeedsNumber of Fan Speeds3
Recommended Room SizeRecommended Room Size270 sq ft
Remote ControlRemote ControlYes
Sleep ModeSleep Moden/a
TimerTimerYes
WeightWeight62.1 lbs
WidthWidth17.3"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityNo

All Specs

Test Results

Cooling Speed (minutes per degree)9.68
Operating Noise (dB)59
Power Draw (kWh)0.96
Wind Speed (mph)0

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Market Context

The Serene Life SLPAC10 is a budget-friendly 3-in-1 (cooling, dehumidifier, and fan functionality) portable AC with 10,000 BTU cooling power that can cool a 300…

The Serene Life SLPAC10 is a budget-friendly 3-in-1 (cooling, dehumidifier, and fan functionality) portable AC with 10,000 BTU cooling power that can cool a 300 to 450-square-foot room. It has rolling wheels, automatic swing mode, and an operating noise level of 59 dBA, making it comparable to the best air conditioners.

The package includes an exhaust hose and a window installation plate. There is also a remote control but no smartphone app integration. The digital touch button control panel features an LED display, and you can remove and wash the reusable air filter screen. For another 10,000 BTU model, read our LG LP1022FVSM review.

The Serene Life SLACHT128 boasts 12,000 BTU of cooling power, covering over 450 square feet of floor space, whereas the Serene Life SLPAC10’s 10,000 BTU…

The Serene Life SLACHT128 boasts 12,000 BTU of cooling power, covering over 450 square feet of floor space, whereas the Serene Life SLPAC10’s 10,000 BTU can efficiently cool smaller rooms up to 300 to 400 square feet. Moreover, the SLACHT128 has four primary functions, including AC cooling, heat, dehumidifier, and fan, while the SLPAC10 misses the heat function. But if you want heat functionality in a more powerful AC, read about the best window air conditioner with heat.

The Serene Life SLPAC10 offers superior portability with a weight of just over 52 lbs and well-placed handles compared to the heavier 75 lbs Whynter…

The Serene Life SLPAC10 offers superior portability with a weight of just over 52 lbs and well-placed handles compared to the heavier 75 lbs Whynter ARC-14SH, which only has shallow finger grooves for lifting. The SLPAC10’s 10.5 SEER rating makes it more cost-effective and environmentally friendly than the ARC-14SH’s lower 7.69 SEER rating.

At 49 dBA, the Tosot Ashrae 8000 BTU’s noise levels are low enough to allow you to sleep peacefully through the night than the Serene…

At 49 dBA, the Tosot Ashrae 8000 BTU’s noise levels are low enough to allow you to sleep peacefully through the night than the Serene Life SLPAC10’s higher 52 to 56 dBA noise levels. The Wi-Fi-enabled Ashrae 8000 BTU also lets you control the unit via the Gree+ smartphone app, unlike the SLPAC10, which lacks smart features.

Airflow Rate

n/a

253 CFM

App Compatible

No

No

Auto Shut-Off

n/a

No

BTU Cooling Rating

10,000 BTU

14,000 BTU/hr

Cord Length

Unknown

6"

Depth

17.2

19"

Energy Efficiency Ratio

10.5

6.82

Energy Star Certified

n/a

No

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Techgear Lab
    91.29

    Category Trust Score

    67
    Thanks to its clever window kit design and superior ergonomics, the SereneLife SLPAC10 scored higher… read more

    By:

    David Wise
  • Forbes
    55.76

    Category Trust Score

    NR
    The Serene Life SLPAC would make a great portable AC unit for the bedroom. To… read more

    By:

    Erica Puisis

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