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Koldfront – PAC1401W : Portable Air Conditioner Review

<b>The PAC1401W is a powerful air conditioner that offers impressive cooling and dehumidification capacities.</b>

This portable air conditioner offers many features including a dehumidifier function, digital thermostat control, 3 fan speeds, remote control, and a 24-hour programmable timer.

Furthermore, <b>this unit features a carbon filter that removes bad odors and pollutants to ensure that your room has fresh and clean air.</b> If you are looking for an air conditioner that will help to transform the environment of your room, then you should consider this cooling system.

Have you identified the PAC1401W as a suitable cooling solution for your medium or large room? In case you have done that, then you must be searching for reliable information that will enable you to make a firm final decision. To enable you achieve that, we have gathered all the information about the performance of this air conditioner.

Apart from providing you with information about its performance, we have also researched to provide you with its pros and cons. To start with, we will focus on its features and performance.

Description of the PAC1401W by Koldfront

<b>The Koldfront PAC1401W is a strong air conditioner that offers a cooling capacity of 14,000 BTU.</b> This unit is suitable for medium and large spaces. According to the manufacturer, <b>the PAC1401W is suitable for rooms that are as large as 500 square feet.</b> However, we noted that it performs better when used in smaller rooms.

<b>Apart from cooling your room, the PAC1401W offers dehumidifier and fan only options.</b> Its built-in dehumidifier captures excess moisture to ensure that your room has a truly comfortable environment. Elimination of excess moisture helps to prevent corrosion and rotting of your valuables. Its dehumidifier also helps to prevent the growth of mold and mildew.

<img src=”http://www.theairgeeks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/koldfront-ac-unit-300×300.jpg” alt=”From the back, a sturdy AC unit” width=”300″ height=”300″ class=”size-medium wp-image-2810″ /> From the back, a sturdy AC unit

Manual draining of the condensate can be a boring and attention-demanding task. <b>This air conditioner employs a self-evaporative technology</b> that negates the need for the manual process of draining the captured water. This mechanism ensures that the system can run for many hours without demanding your attention.

<b>In addition to the self-evaporative mechanism, the PAC1401W offers a drain port.</b> You can connect a garden hose to it and drain the condensate to an external sink. This approach is suitable for high humidity areas. In such environments, <b>this built-in dehumidifier is capable of pulling up to 72 pints of moisture from the air.</b>

<img src=”http://www.theairgeeks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/koldfront-300×300.jpg” alt=”A stylish and easy to handle unit” width=”300″ height=”300″ class=”size-medium wp-image-2811″ /> A stylish and easy to handle unit

<b>The PAC1401W offers an intuitive user interface that allows you to adjust the environment of your room with ease.</b> It also features a carbon filter that helps to remove bad odors from the air in your room. This filter is replaceable.

In addition, <b>this air conditioner comes with a window venting kit that fits in most standard windows.</b> Nevertheless, we have observed that the exhaust hose is poorly designed and it is therefore difficult to assemble this unit.

<img src=”http://www.theairgeeks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Koldfront_logo-300×86.jpg” alt=”The Koldfront logo” width=”300″ height=”86″ class=”size-medium wp-image-3055″ /> The Koldfront logo

Are you looking for an air conditioner that will cool your room for years without breaking? If that is what you are looking for, then you need to consider another brand. From our research, we have noted that this unit can develop problems after running for a few days. Many such cases have been reported.

Technical Specs

Cooling Capacity (BTU)14,000 BTU
Built-In Dehumidifier2.9 Pints/hr
Built-In Heat PumpNo
Recommended Room Size500 square feet
Cooling Speeds3
Fan Speeds3
Amount of Air Moved (Max CFM)241 (low), 282 (med), 318 (high)
Max Noise Level47 dB (low), 50 dB (med), 53 dB (max)
Timer ? Y/NY
Remote control ? Y/NY
Dimensions19 x 22 x 35 inches
Weight86 pounds
Maker (brand)Keystone (KSTAP14B)


  • Relatively quiet. From our research, we have observed that this unit is quieter that most units of same capacity. It is therefore a suitable choice for quiet places.
  • Cools fast. In case you are looking for a unit that can cool your room within a short time, then you should consider this air conditioner.


  • Poorly designed exhaust hose. The poorly designed hose makes window installation a difficult task. You can’t assemble the unit in 10 or 20 minutes!
  • Not durable. Many cases of the unit developing problems after running for a few days have been reported. This is an indicator that this air conditioner is not strongly built to run for years.

Users' feedback

Users quotes on Amazon.comI love this a/c unit for my bedroom - works like a charm and reasonably quiet if you keep all the filters cleaned. My only question is who designed the exhaust hose set up? It is absolutley ridiculous. I've gone through about $20 of duck tape just trying to keep the stupid exhaust hose in the plastic piece. Why the engineers took a lunch break on this part of the unit is just beyond me. I finally just superglued the darn pieces together. Otherwise, great machine but for the money - they really dropped the ball on the exhaust hose set up."

Users quotes on Amazon.comI live in Arizona and needed something better than a Evap cooler for my garage. This unit works well even when the outside temp is 115 degrees. It will bring the inside garage temp down to 85 degrees in 700 sq feet of garage."

Conclusion: PAC1401W by Koldfront

If you are looking for <b>a unit that you can use in your office, bedroom, or any other quiet place</b>, then the PAC1401W is a suitable option. This air conditioner runs quietly and cools a space within a short time. Furthermore, its powerful built-in dehumidifier is capable of drawing a lot of water from the air within a short time.

Although this unit offers impressive cooling and dehumidification capacities, we have noted that its exhaust hose is poorly designed. We have also observed that <b>this unit is not strongly built and can develop problems after running for a few days</b>. If you are impressed by the performance of this unit, then you can proceed and buy it for your cooling needs.

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