BLACK+DECKER BPACT14WT Review

Summer’s here which means it’s getting hotter. If you’re like a lot of people who don’t want or don’t need centralized AC, then you might consider a portable air conditioner. There are many brands on the market which can make it difficult to choose the right product.

This is why we’ve taken the time to take a look at one worth your consideration - The Black+Decker BPACT14WT Portable Air Conditioner. Black and Decker has built its company into a reputable and trusted brand that both industry professionals and DIYers turn to.

In this article, we’ve taken a look at some of the features in this portable air conditioner unit that you may find to be a great fit for your home or office space. Let’s dive in.

BLACK+DECKER BPACT14WT Portable Air Conditioner

Features of the Black and Decker BPACT14WT Portable Air Conditioner

3 Modes In 1

Three modes to choose from gives you greater range when it comes to cooling your living space. You have the option of a dehumidifier, air conditioner or fan. You might enjoy this feature because the dehumidifier reduces humidity levels. This will make your living space less friendly to allergens like mold and dust mites. The fan is great if your room is at an ideal temperature but just needs to circulate air flow.

Easy Mobility

This vertical unit rests on rolling casters and comes equipped with side carrying handles that make moving it around extremely convenient. If you need to move the unit from one room to another then this feature will come in handy. We’ve found it helpful when moving from our living room to our bedroom when those hot summer nights can be unbearable. If you find it difficult to sleep at night because your home gets too hot then you might find this feature useful.

Powered By Labor-Saving Technology

The BPACT14WT comes with user-friendly, formulated computerized controls and an LED digital display that makes viewing your unit’s dashboard much easier. The added benefit of a 24 hour on/off timer allows you to set auto start/stop times, running your air conditioner on your time schedule. This includes the “sleep mode” function which decreases power use by cooling less every hour you sleep. This will help you to lower energy costs.

You’re also able to control this unit from anywhere in the room with a remote control. We like that you don’t have to get out of your chair to adjust the temperature - you can do it from your sofa.

Window Installation Kit

The window kit comes equipped with an air exhaust hose, window casement, hose inlet/outlet adapters, drain hose and owner’s manual. This removes the option of having to purchase additional parts because Black and Decker has already included them. This is a huge time-saver. The owner’s manual is easy to follow which allows you to set up the window kit virtually hassle-free. The unit connects to your window and wall with minimum difficulty and is a 14,000 BTU air conditioner.

Easy To Clean

Because the Black and Decker BPACT14WT comes with a slide-out washable filter, it can be rinsed under your water faucet for optimal cleanliness. This helps to maintain the extensive, four direction vented air flow outlet. One of the things we liked about this is its use of vertical motion that provides consistent airflow throughout your living space. It has the power to cool rooms up to 350 square feet when cleaned properly. That’s the size of a studio apartment.

Pros

  • Cools spaces up to 350 square feet.
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    24 hour on/off timer with sleep mode.
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    Three-in-one device with dehumidifier, air conditioner and fan.
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    Large digital LED display
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    4 Caster wheels for easy mobility.

Cons

  • Priced at $409. Possible other units may be found at a lower cost.
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    Automatic shut-off may not work consistently.

Feature Highlights

What we really liked was the three modes-in-one feature. It makes it easier to get the ideal level of comfort when you have more amenities at your disposal. The one year parts and labor warranty and five year compressor part warranty was an added bonus on this unit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. If my window is smaller, can I cut the included window panel?

A. Yes, you can cut the window panel using a saw if you need to make it smaller to exhaust.”

Q. Can it only be vented through a window?

A. No. Another wall or door will work too.

Q. Will it restart after a power outage?

A. Yes, it does automatically restart.

Conclusion

With so many products on the market, it is difficult finding a portable air conditioner that is well-suited to your living space. We found this one by Black and Decker to be a durable, reliable product.

It’s 3-in-1 operating settings, remote control, LED digital display panel and easy-to-clean filter with auto water evaporation makes for an optimal cooling experience. The added bonus of four caster wheels with carrying handles makes it easy to move from room to room with minimum effort.

Despite a slightly higher price point, this unit is a good one from the folks at Black and Decker and worth your consideration.

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