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Toso Ashrae 8000 BTU Review

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The Tosot Ashrae 8000 BTU is a quiet, user-friendly budget AC with effective cooling capacity in compact home offices and bedrooms and built-in mold prevention. However, it’s not energy efficient, and installation could take a while.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The entry-level 3-in-1 Tosot Ashrae 8000 BTU is a portable AC unit with three main functions—cool, fan, and dry. Its 8000 BTU capacity cools 300-square-foot spaces with 350 m3/h air flow volume, and like the best air conditioners, it has 49 to 53 dBA noise levels. It features an LED display, an IPX0 moisture protection rating, a remote control, and an exhaust hose.

This 49.6 lbs unit has caster wheels, and the WiFi-enabled model boasts app functionality (Gree + app, available on Google Play and App Store). Other features include a child lock, night light, water full indicator, and timer.

Consensus

our Verdict

The budget-friendly Tosot Ashrae 8000 BTU effectively cools small 300-square-foot spaces quickly, given its 8000 BTU capacity. Its intuitive LED panel lets you easily manage settings like power, mode, timer, temperature, and fan speed. The handy X-Fan function conveniently prevents mold growth by drying residual water inside the unit and the exhaust hose.

The WiFi-enabled variant lets you operate the unit conveniently with the Gree + smartphone app. It operates at a low (49 to 53 dBA) noise level for peaceful sleeping conditions. However, with a 6.1 CEER rating, the model isn’t energy-efficient, which may lead to higher electricity bills, and installing the exhaust vent accurately through the window could be time-consuming.

Reason to Buy

  • Moderate cooling capacity
    • The Tosot Ashrae 8000 BTU quickly cools compact 300-square-foot spaces, like studio apartments, bedrooms, and home offices. But its 8000 BTU capacity isn’t enough to cool larger rooms.

    • For cooling large rooms, read our De’Longhi PACEX390LVYN review. For a 10,000 BTU model, refer to the Serene Life SLPAC10 review here.

  • Low noise level
    • Like the quietest window air conditioner, its operating noise level of 49 to 53 dBA is good for quiet sleep environments in bedrooms and conducting meetings in your home office. 

  • User-friendly controls
    • The LED control panel features responsive temperature control, mode, fan, sleep, power, and timer buttons. And the simple-to-use remote’s 25-meter range lets you control the settings from a distance.

    • It also features a unique X-Fan function to prevent mold growth. If you opt for a WiFi-enabled model, you can tweak temperature settings via its Gree + smartphone app. For a model with voice control, read our Whynter ARC-1230WN review.

Reason to Avoid

  • Average energy efficiency
    • Its 6.1 CEER rating is relatively low for a portable AC unit, indicating it’s less efficient in saving costs and reducing energy demands. For an environmentally-friendly model, read this Midea U-shaped MAW08V1QWT review.

  • Lengthy installation process
    • Although the installation process is generally straightforward, installing the exhaust vent might take a bit longer than the other steps.

Toso Ashrae 8000 BTU Specs

Airflow RateAirflow Rate350 CFM
App CompatibleApp CompatibleNo
Auto Shut-OffAuto Shut-Off
BTU Cooling RatingBTU Cooling Rating8,000 BTU
Cord LengthCord Length6 ft
DepthDepth15.4"
Energy Efficiency RatioEnergy Efficiency Ratio2.6
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star Certifiedn/a
Form FactorForm FactorPortable
HeightHeight30.43"
Integrated HeaterIntegrated HeaterNo
Max Window Opening HeightMax Window Opening Heightn/a
Max Window Opening WidthMax Window Opening Width62"
Min Window Opening HeightMin Window Opening Heightn/a
Min Window Opening WidthMin Window Opening Width9"
Number Of Cool SettingsNumber Of Cool Settings3
Number of Fan SpeedsNumber of Fan Speeds3
Recommended Room SizeRecommended Room Size300 sq ft
Remote ControlRemote ControlYes
Sleep ModeSleep ModeYes
TimerTimerYes
WeightWeight54 lbs
WidthWidth11.7"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityNo

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Market Context

The entry-level 3-in-1 Tosot Ashrae 8000 BTU is a portable AC unit with three main functions—cool, fan, and dry. Its 8000 BTU capacity cools 300-square-foot…

The entry-level 3-in-1 Tosot Ashrae 8000 BTU is a portable AC unit with three main functions—cool, fan, and dry. Its 8000 BTU capacity cools 300-square-foot spaces with 350 m3/h air flow volume, and like the best air conditioners, it has 49 to 53 dBA noise levels. It features an LED display, an IPX0 moisture protection rating, a remote control, and an exhaust hose.

This 49.6 lbs unit has caster wheels, and the WiFi-enabled model boasts app functionality (Gree + app, available on Google Play and App Store). Other features include a child lock, night light, water full indicator, and timer.

The Tosot Aomi 14,000 BTU is more versatile, with four functions to cool, heat, dehumidify, and circulate air, while the Tosot Ashrae 8000 BTU lacks…

The Tosot Aomi 14,000 BTU is more versatile, with four functions to cool, heat, dehumidify, and circulate air, while the Tosot Ashrae 8000 BTU lacks the heat function. However, the Ashrae 8000 BTU offers a quieter operation with a 49 to 53 dBA noise level range, suitable for quiet sleep, while the Aomi 14,000 BTU operates at a slightly louder 54 to 57 dBA noise level.

The Tosot Ashrae 8000 BTU’s 8000 BTU capacity can only cool 300 square feet rooms, while the Whynter ARC-1230WN’s 14,000 BTU capacity can cool larger…

The Tosot Ashrae 8000 BTU’s 8000 BTU capacity can only cool 300 square feet rooms, while the Whynter ARC-1230WN’s 14,000 BTU capacity can cool larger 600 square feet rooms.. Although both units feature smartphone app integration for seamlessly controlling the settings, the ARC-1230WN includes voice control via Amazon Alexa and Google Home Assistant. For another unit with 14,000 BTU capacity, check out our Whynter ARC-14S review.

The Tosot Ashrae 8000 BTU operates at a low noise level of 49 to 53 dBA, making for a more peaceful night’s sleep than the…

The Tosot Ashrae 8000 BTU operates at a low noise level of 49 to 53 dBA, making for a more peaceful night’s sleep than the Serene Life SLPAC10’s noisier 52 to 56 dBA. Additionally, the Ashrae 8000 BTU’s optional WiFi functionality allows you to control the unit using the Gree+ smartphone app, unlike the SLPAC10, which lacks smart features.

Airflow Rate

350 CFM

388 CFM

n/a

App Compatible

No

Yes

No

Auto Shut-Off

Yes

n/a

BTU Cooling Rating

8,000 BTU

14,000 BTU/hr

10,000 BTU

Cord Length

6 ft

6"

Unknown

Depth

15.4"

16.75"

17.2

Energy Efficiency Ratio

2.6

10.7

10.5

Energy Star Certified

n/a

No

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