Haier CPN12XC9 Portable Air Conditioner
As one of the most versatile Haier portable air conditioners, the CPN12XC9 is and ideal unit to cool nearly any room in your home quickly and efficiently.
Nearly identical in design to the other Haier CPN portable air conditioner models, this unit features 12,000 BTU's of cooling power, full digital control,
new eco-friendly refrigerant and three separate functions all in one. When tested in a 15' x 12' size room, the CPN12XC9 exceeded our expectations with it's
cooling ability and ease of use.
What I liked about the Haier CPN12XC9
Despite not stepping up in physical size, the CPN12XC9 does take a big step foward in cooling capacity. 12,000 BTU's of cooling power make this model a great
fit for bedrooms, living rooms, computer server rooms, or home additions where traditional cooling methods are not possible. Being this size, the Haier
CPN12XC9 is able to cool spaces in the range of 350 to 400 sq. ft. quickly. This does vary by the conditions of the room though, so the ideal space
size, on average, is about 350 sq. ft.
The digital features are a welcome addition. Not only can you set the temperature but you can also see an accurate display of the currently room temperature
as well as the time. A timer features allows you to program the unit to run for certain periods of the day while shutting off automatically at times
you set. The auto restart is a great benefit for when the power may fail during the summer or blink off during a storm.
Three distinct functions is also a step up from many comparable models. Instead of relying on the air conditioning function to cool and dehumidify, the
Haier CPN12XC9 has a separate dehumidifier function for when the air may be humid but temperature is not warm enough where you want to run an air conditioner. And
for times when temperature in the home is right but you simply want to circulate the air, the fan functionality is a perfect fit.
What I did not like about the Haier CPN12XC9
Water drainage, pure and simple. Draining the tank can be a hassle. Luckily, the majority of the moisture extracted from the air in your home is
pumped out of the room through the exhaust hose. And while the CPN12XC9 is easier to drain than other models, it can still be something of a hassle.
The increased BTU size makes this model ideal for most rooms. The cooling power is enough to keep your bedroom or even spaces like kitchens (where
added heat sources make cooling more difficult), and the digital features make usage convenient and simple. The design is stylish, and for most, this unit
would be a welcome fit in any home or room where excess heat and humidity is a problem that cannot be solved with a traditional window air
conditioner or central air.