Amana Portable Air Conditioner Review

Amana portable air conditioner detail review. Find Amana portable AC AP125HD model with features, specifications, pros and cons.

Amana Company was founded in 1934 in Amana, Iowa. This company is well-known as the manufacturer of the central air conditioners for home and commercial use, window type ACs, and portable AC for consumers who are looking for convenience and mobility. 



Amana AP125HD is the 12,000 BTU portable air conditioner that features windowless design, design that doesn't require a permanent installation. Portable and compact design with the provided window vent kit allows Amana portable air conditioner easy installation on the room floor. It only needs a place through the window or outside wall for the exhaust and air intake. And with the installed wheels, this unit can be moved from one place to another, without lifting it up.

Model AP125HD is the only dual-vent AC that uses one hose to get the outside fresh air in and one hose to expel the hot air out. With the cooling power of 1250 Watts, it can efficiently cool one room up to 400 sq. ft., in the area with the moderate temperature and humidity.

This unit also works as the portable room heater; it provides 1450 heating Watts, making AP125HD model useful year round. When working as the dehumidifier, Amana AP125HD uses self-evaporation function to remove the water through the exhaust hose. This auto evaporation function allows continuous operation without water removal.

How Amana AC works, its unit setting and mode change can be conveniently controlled with a remote control which is included in the price, and from any part of your room.

This unit is not too loud, but it is not super quiet also, as this Sharp model. The noise level when cooling on the lowest setting is around 54 dB.

  • Amana portable air conditioner has the 3-position, adjustable air distribution.
  • Energy Efficiency Rating, EER that rates the cooling capacity of a unit, is 9.6.
  • On/Off timer is 12-hour.
  •  You can buy Amana AP125HD for approximately $540, and it is backed by a one-year warranty.

User Reviews


Based on the online reviews found for Amana AP125HD, model carries more positive reviews than other. Users were mainly pleased with an easy installation and how effortless is to move the AC around, how it distributes the cooled and heated air and that there is nothing to drain when using AC.


Negative reviews are mainly related to its noise level; that it is louder than expected. Some users complained that the unit was not strong enough to cool the room of 400 sq. ft to the satisfactory temperature. In the areas with a high humidity and temperatures, it requires frequent moist discharge. The window vent kit has a limited use since it is not designed for all types of windows. A tip from the users; use the minivan or truck to transport the AC as it is heavy and big.

Amana portable AC AP125HD VS. other models

The main differences between Amana portable ACs are that AP125HD model is the only Amana portable air conditioner with heater while other models are for cooling and dehumidifying, and uses dual vent system.

Amana AP076E is the portable AC with the cooling capacity of 7,000 BTU, making it ideal for small rooms up to 160 sq. ft. EER or energy efficiency is 8.2, it has 12-hr timer, 3 cooling and fan speeds and noise level of 52 dB. It uses one-hose system to expel hot air and with the self evaporating function makes the operation hassle free.

Model AP095R is the 9,000 BTU portable air conditioner, designed for cooling spaces up to 400 sq. ft. Its energy efficiency is the same as AP077R model, 8.2, while it has 8-hr timer.

Amana 14 000 Btu portable air conditioner can be found as the model AP148D. Amana AP148D has the highest energy efficiency of 10.5, 3 fan speeds, auto evaporation system, 24-hr timer and digital blue LCD control panel. It can be used for cooling rooms up to 500 sq. ft.


This 12,000 BTU Amana portable AC is a decent solution for small apartments, bedrooms, living rooms or offices. If you need a supplemental air conditioning for your existing central type cooling system, or need the mobile unit for a smaller room, Amana portable air conditioner, AP125HD is a good buy.

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