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Whynter ARC-102CS Air Conditioner

Ratings Scorecard

Survey Results

Predicted Reliability

Predicted Reliability

Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased portable air conditioners, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, within the first five years of ownership.

 /  5
Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction

Owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their portable air conditioner brand to friends and family.

 /  5

Test Results

Comfort

Comfort

How quickly the air conditioner on its high fan setting cooled a room sized for the particular unit and how accurate it came to meeting the temperature set point.

 /  5
Brownout

Brownout

Gauges the unit's ability to run and restart during extreme heat and low voltage.

 /  5
Indoor noise high

Indoor noise high

This judgment of indoor noise at the high-cool setting is the objective measurement of noise level using a sound meter.

 /  5
Indoor noise low

Indoor noise low

This judgment of indoor noise at the low-cool setting is the objective measurement of noise level using a sound meter.

 /  5

About

The Whynter ARC-102CS is part of the Air Conditioners test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Portable Air Conditioners models like the ARC-102CS are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Comfort How quickly the air conditioner on its high fan setting cooled a room sized for the particular unit and how accurate it came to meeting the temperature set point.

Brownout Gauges the unit's ability to run and restart during extreme heat and low voltage.

Indoor noise high This judgment of indoor noise at the high-cool setting is the objective measurement of noise level using a sound meter.

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