This versatile portable air conditioner from DeLonghi offers you 13,000 BTUs of powerful performance and incorporates the new
environmentally friendly R-410A refrigerant. It features all of the innovation DeLonghi has become know for, dripless technology,
superior air filtration, quality and top of the line cooling performance. As one of the most unique portable air conditioners available,
the DeLonghi PAC-W130E has a "water mode". In this mode you can fill a small reservoir with water to aid in the cooling process and
after use is expelled through the exhaust hose. With the addition of this feature you essentially have more cooling level options.
Combine the use of water and the Boost function for the fastest, most efficient cooling. At other times you can run the unit without
water and have a more traditional portable air conditioner, but regardless of how you configure or use your DeLonghi portable air conditioner,
the PAC-W130E will provide easy and efficient cooling and comfort during the warm summer months.
DeLonghi PAC-W130E Portable Air Conditioner
The Pinguino PAC-W130E is one of the most unique and versatile in DeLonghi's Pinguino line of home appliances. The W130E offers a variety of
features and functionality across several platforms. From simply cooling your room or removing excess moisture to acting as a fan or cleaning
the air, this DeLonghi portable air conditioner makes the task easy and efficient. Though similar to other portable models, the PAC-W130E
provides a slightly different take on very similar tasks.
What I like about the DeLonghi PAC W130E
As with most things, what will initially strike you about the DeLonghi PAC-W130E is its appearance. The simple yet stylish design gives it
an edge over most portable air conditioners. Once you get beyond the look of the unit and begin running it, that is where the real surprise
comes in. I was initially very skeptical of water being able to assist in the cooling process, but when the W130E brought our test room down
to our set point of 71 in just under 25 minutes, I put my skepticism aside. As an air conditioning unit, the Boost Mode did help cool the room
quickly. Ran separately as a dehumidifier it lowered our initial RH reading by 9% in the first 30 minutes of operation. So in either use,
the DeLonghi PAC-W130E did it's job as well as any other model we tested.
The air filtration on this unit is another excellent feature not commonly found among portable air conditioners. Unlike other brands that
use only a very coarse large particle filter that does nothing other than keep dust bunnies or large hairs out of the motor housing, the
PAC-W130E uses a genuine 3M Filtrete air filter. Filtrete filters are some of the most popular and the reason is simple. They filter more
contaminants than the competition. The use of an electrostatic filter is a decided step up from the competition.
Like many other DeLonghi portable air conditioners, the PAC-W130E is intelligently designed. With Smart (auto sets itself), Sleep, Boost
and a 24 hour timer, there are a lot of digital conveniences and options. In Smart mode, under our test conditions, the unit ran at
medium in cooling mode for most of the time. It briefly switched to fan mode, but we likely need to run this for a full season to
give you a better idea on how exactly this behaves and at what temperatures. Sleep mode will take your current settings and slowly reduce them by
6 degrees over two hours. If you set this at night before you go to sleep it reduces you energy consumption and allows the temperature to
rise a little at a time when you won't even notice. The Boost mode simple increases the cooling output by setting the air conditioner
to it's highest settings to cool your room as quickly as possible. The timer is similar to other timers, different only in that it can be set
for a full 24 hours, not 12 like many comparable models.
What I do not like about the DeLonghi PAC-W130E
While in water mode, the water doesn't last quite as long as I would have hoped. When I tried the Water saver mode, it did increase how
long the water lasted, but there was a slight reduction in how quickly the model continued to cool our test space.
As with nearly all other portable air conditioners I will always be unhappy with having to drain an internal condensate tank. There
is always the option to use a hose and gravity drain the unit, but I will always consider this a mark against a model if a tank has to be
Overall, the DeLonghi PAC-W130E cools extremely quickly and offer an array of value added features. With superior air filtration it not only
cools but also cleans. The separate dehumidifier function is comparable to that of many commonly sold residential dehumidifiers. The
eco-friendly refrigerant gives you piece of mind while efficiently keeping you cool without hurting the environment. In all,
the PAC-W130E is good bet for you if you want a versatile, multifunctional portable air conditioner for medium to
large size spaces.