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Soleus Air PH3-12R-03, Portable Air Conditioner/Heater/Dehumidifier/Fan, 12,000 BTUs

  • Adjustable Thermostat
  • 3 Speed Fan with Oscillation
  • Programmable Settings
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The PH3-12R-03 from Soleus Air keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer with its 4-in-1 technology. The heat pump puts out 12,500 BTUs of heat over twice while using less power than an electric heater. Fan and dehumidify modes will keep air moving so the room doesn't feel stagnant. The 63 pint dehumidifier will also slightly cool the room. Auto mode chooses the comfort settings for you using the heater or cooler as necessary.

A multi colored control panel lets you know at a glance what's going on with the unit. There is also a wireless remote so you can operate it from across the room.

  • newegg 4-in-1 Air Conditioner The Soleus Air PH3-12R-03 incorporates heating, cooling, ventilation and dehumidification functions in a single unit for multi-season use.
  • newegg Heat Pump Technology Soleus Air's heat pump technology achieves an ultra-high heating capacity of 12,500 BTUs while consuming less energy.
  • newegg Programmable Remote Control With the convenient remote control, easily switch operation modes, set timer or control the Soleus Air PH3-12R-03 from anywhere in the room!
  • newegg Adjustable thermostat The Soleus Air PH3-12R-03 features an adjustable thermostat that helps to maintain your desired room temperature.

Learn more about the Soleus International PH3-12R-03

General

Brand
SOLEUS AIR
Model
PH3-12R-03
Style
Portable Air Conditioner
Functions
Cooling / Heating / Fan / Dehumidifying
Zones
Single Zone

Description

Description
Programmable 24-hour Auto On/Off Clock Timer

Adjustable Thermostat

3 Speed Fan with Oscillation

Loss of Power Protection w/Auto Restart

Easy-To-Read Multi-Color Digital Display

Programmable Settings

Produces over twice as much heat while consuming Less Energy than an Electric Heater

Auto Mode Chooses the Comfort Settings for You

Performance

Cooling Capacity (BTU)
12,000
Heater
Yes
Heater Type
Heat Pump
Heating Capacity (BTU)
12,500
Room Air Circulation
285 CFM
Dehumidification
63 pts/day

Features

Color
White
Fan Speeds (Cool)
3
Fan Speeds (Fan)
3
Fan Speeds (Heat)
3
Timer
24 Hours

Electrical Ratings

Amps (Cooling)
11.7
Watts (Cooling)
1340
Amps (Heating)
9.5
Watts (Heating)
1090
Power Supply
115V / 60Hz

Dimensions & Weight

Height
30.5"
Width
14.4"
Depth (w/ Front)
22.4"

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Soleus International PH3-12R-03

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  • Steven H.
  • 12/6/2013 6:18:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBuyer Beware

Pros: worked great for 1 year... provided good heating and cooling in an Indiana climate

Cons: Started to function less effectively when the 1 year warranty expired. After a little over 2 years ownership, the unit has finally died. It does not heat, cool or dehumidify anymore.

Other Thoughts: by something else

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  • Gary B.
  • 5/8/2013 8:22:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt's the Bomb!

Pros: It's a heater in the winter and an air conditioner in the summer.
Solidly built
Not overly noisy

Cons: No way it will "auto dispose" of the water that condenses during air conditioning cycle.

Other Thoughts: I placed my unit on a wheeled platform with a 5 gallon bucket on a lower shelf under the unit and let the condensation run into the bucket. On humid days it needs to be emptied daily, but a small price for staying cool. It heats better than it cools, but it does an adequate job at both.

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  • Gary B.
  • 3/17/2013 5:10:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for Heating and Cooling

Pros: Portability

Cons: Loud

Other Thoughts: I placed this unit on a rolling table with a 20 litre pail on a shelf below and the thing runs like clockwork. The pail is definitely necessary as the dehumidification process that occurs during cooling creates a lot of water.

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  • George H.
  • 11/30/2012 3:02:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUse for Heating only

Pros: I bought this baby for heating purposes three years ago and it is still going strong. My electric bill using heat was $500+ / MTH to heat an old house. If I ran oil it was $550 / MTH. I can heat the whole house using two of these units at about $235 / MTH (my higest electric bill in past three years). It has more than paid for itself. My November bill was $140, October was $120, December will be about $180, January will be $225, same in February, and then back down. Best bang for the buck heating.

Cons: When tank fills, you will need to drain water. Some people use the drip pan and come home to wet floors, I for one just keep it plugged until it tells me it is full and then drain. I have never had a wet floor doing this.

It is large, heavy, and asthetically bulky and ugly, but I didn't buy it for the looks. If you wan't to save money on heating your home this baby does the trick. I have cheaper electric bills than anyone around me by about $300 / MTH. Who cares if it is ugly? It saves me over a $1000 year in heating costs. It works so good I bought a second.

Other Thoughts: I keep one upstairs near the stairs (easier to drain) and one downstairs. I have a 2-story 3 bedroom home in nortwest Maryland built in 1923. It is not insulated and this is by far the cheapest method of heating. These things are very efficient. The air conditioning is pretty lame, but the heat is a huge money saver. I have tried all kinds of heat and this thing is genius!

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  • DAVID B.
  • 6/3/2012 3:26:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorks great ....for 1 yr

Pros: - Good cooling and heating ability
- kept a 350sf room cool
- timer and thermostat to help moderate temp

Cons: - doesn't last long. I got one good cooling season and one heating season out of it. An incredibly loud noise from the motor came about just after warranty expired. VERY DISAPPOINTED. $400 for 13 months is TOO EXPENSIVE. I now need another AC unit and I won't be buying this brand again - ever.

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  • Francesco g.
  • 9/5/2011 7:51:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWhat a disappointment.

Pros: Price and looks

Cons: Inefficient. Does nor cool even a small room. Window connectors flimsy and keep falling off the unit.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/24/2011 8:07:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggswaste of time

Pros: Blows cold air. and hot air

Cons: The unit is stuck in Celsius. The original remote didn't work. The remote is the only way to change to Fahrenheit. Chris from tech support seemed helpful through our email exchange but in the end it proved fruitless after TWO more remotes were sent to me. Each of them different from the previous remote. Honestly I think they are out of remotes and just don't want to admit it.

Other Thoughts: The front panel was jammed on during assembly. Also they photo shopped the box to remove the screw holes, I thought that was a bit dishonest. The remote was the selling point of the unit as It was bought for a bed ridden veteran.

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  • Jesse S.
  • 8/13/2011 12:29:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHumidity issues

Pros: great 4 in 1, great cooling, great price, great exhaust system that doesn't bleed too much.

Cons: After an hour of AC use in 24 celsius cooling down to 19, tray is overflowing. It is quite a nuissance but still...
Also not convinced bout the 12 500. Seems a little much for its actual cooling capability.

Other Thoughts: Great product otherwise. Would have given a 4.5 if I could have.

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  • Michael M.
  • 7/27/2011 9:32:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsMaking unit cool better: READ OTHER THOUGHTS

Pros: Portable, reasonably quiet, high capacity if installed correctly; I have a nearly identical unit (SEE OTHER THOUGHTS BELOW). Heater works okay, dehumidification is reasonably good. Temperature control works very well. Unit is very easy to use (okay, it's an A/C but some units require a manual to operate).

Cons: Poor heat exchanger hose design causes unit to cool inefficiently and use extra power (SEE OTHER THOUGHTS BELOW).

Other Thoughts: To be brief, PUT A BAFFLE BETWEEN THE HOSES AND THE ROOM AIR INTAKE.

Most small portable units put the room air intake on the back of the unit, but they also put the heat exchange hoses back there too, quite close to the room air intake. Some of the room air travels over these hoses as it enters the unit, heating considerably it before it gets into the cooler. Thus, you don't get anywhere near the cooling you should.

The solution is to put a baffle between the rear hoses and the room air intake. I did a quick-and-dirty cardboard affair which caused air to be sucked in from the sides, and the result was a HUGE improvement in cooling capacity. The room the unit was in dropped five degrees in a few minutes.
This appears to be a common design flaw with the consumer-grade units; commercial units have different hose arrangements and work better.

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  • shahram a.
  • 7/7/2011 10:16:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsgood but not great

Pros: -lets start off by saying it does have celcius and farenheight , theres a botton on remote but not on the device itself.

- this is great for medium to large rooms with lots of heat, such as my computer room . i have 500 watt gaming computer with lots of other devices . its probably 10-15 degrees hotter then any place in my house. its also sunny for most of the day.

-easier to use then a window mount cooler

-window kit is almost perfect. See other thoughts

- cooling used around 950 watts not 1100Watts.

-the room isnt cold, its breezy . its comfortable. the dehumidifier gives the room a very nice feel to it. Similar to walking into a department store when its 110 degrees outside. it feels really nice. Something my 6 Killowatt centeral AC has never done so.

Cons: i am new to portable coolers but 12,000 BTU is definetly overrated. i think the fan is weak, the cold air is absolutely unbareble around 2 feet away for more then 5 minutes.

dont expect to cool down an living room and kitchen if you cook. however put it on 70 all day and night and your living room will be comfortable. unless your cook ALOT.

Other Thoughts: Window units are definitely more efficient and cheaper. but you need right size and brackets or they will fall down.

i dont had to mount the window kit vertically and the hose was about 1 inch extra so i used duct tape. honnestly dont be a afaird to use it . the less leak the more this bad boy can show itself.


first unit was DOA, thank the lord i bought it from store and they did exchange for me in 15 minutes.
I got it for 310 dollars. thank you newegg for helping me get a pricematch.

of course for all my other neeeds i shall come to you!

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