EdgeStar Extreme Cool Portable Air Conditioner Review

EdgeStar Extreme Cool how to set up

In this review, we’ll take a close look at EdgeStar Extreme Cool portable air conditioner.

Over the years, several such portable ACs have been launched into the market by some of the most reputable and well-known appliances brands, but few can match the excellent customer reviews garnered by this EdgeStar AC.

Your choice of a portable air conditioner may depend upon several factors which may include the location of where you need it for such as your home, your office, or a any other specific room.

In addition to these factors, several other things such as budget, power consumption and area covered by the air conditioner may also affect your buying choice.

So, let’s see if this EdgeStar Extreme Cool air conditioner is a good fit for you or not.

Product Specs:

  • Product Name: EdgeStar Extreme Cool
  • Model: AP12000S-KF
  • BTU: 12,000
  • Color: Silver
  • Heating Available: Yes
  • Insurance Offered: No
  • Item Dimensions: 15 x 17.2 x 31 inches
  • Item Weight: 69 pounds
  • Shipping: Shipping costs may apply
  • Sold by: Edge Star & Amazon.com
  • Remote Available: Yes
  • Amazon Price: (buy it here)

EdgeStar Extreme Cool how to set up

The Features

12 Hour Programmable Time:

This AC features a programmable 12h timer which allows you to set the temperature level well in advance and you can set different temperatures for different times for the next 12 hours.

Dehumidifier Function:

The EdgeStar Cool portable AC also boasts of a dehumidifier function which allows you to lower the room’s humidity quickly without raising the temperature.

(Please note that the dehumidifier function has a limit of 90 pints a day).

Digital Thermostat Control:

The in-built digital thermostat control allows you to set the temperature in the wide range of 61F to 89F.

EdgeStar Extreme Cool digital display

Remote Control:

This AC features a fully functional remote control which gives you the ability to manage all the functions remotely without having to manually walk over and change the settings to your liking.

R-410A Refrigerant for Cooling:

EdgeStar is a brand known to many for their eco-friendly devices and as such, the company uses environment friendly coolants and refrigerants in their devices.

This particular AC we are reviewing uses R-410A refrigerant for the cooling effect, which is completely ozone friendly and doesn’t contribute to global warming.

How Effective Is It?

This portable Air Conditioner can cool an area of around 400 square feet, although the company claims a higher figure of around 425 sq. ft.

Nonetheless, few other ACs in the market can match this cooling capacity and as per our opinion, this is a good choice for someone who wants to cool a large area.

Possible Issues With This AC:

Several customers have mentioned high fan noise in their reviews.

This is though, a bit subjective as an issue as what may be considered “high noise” for one, may be just normal level of noise for another person.

Is It Worth The Price?

Portable air conditioners are designed to be carried away easily and and as such tend to be pricier then normal ones.

This portable AC may be a bit above the average market price for such an air conditioner, but due to some unique features we’d say that it is well worth the price if you can look over the costs.

Should You Get It?

This is a decision which only you should make after reading this review, other pieces of information and comparing various available options.

So, we’d leave this up to you. If you’re looking for more info, you can also read some more customer reviews about this AC.

Where To Buy

You can buy this at Amazon.

This is not available at all online retailers and Amazon’s prices are certainly a bargain when compared with other retailers.

Final Thoughts

We hope that you’ve enjoyed this EdgeStar Extreme Cool portable air conditioner review.

We’d be happy to answer any further questions which you may have down below so feel free to get in touch.


EdgeStar Extreme Cool Final Rating
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  1. Hello Chris
    Thanks for sharing your review on EdgeStar portable air conditioner.
    This could not have come at a better time as just today I was out to look for an affordable air conditioner after suffering from some very warm summer.
    Now you mention people complaining of the fan noise, I believe all fans make some sound that I do not really consider to be noise.
    I have to say that at $ 485,the EdgeStar extreme is not cheap, but you mention Amazon having the best price around.
    I have never shopped at Amazon as I am new to online shopping, do you happen to know if Amazon also ships to European countries?
    Thanks for your answer

    • Yes they do, but if you are buying from the US Amazon (.com), you might have to pay for shipping.

      My suggestion would be to go to Amazon.co,uk and see what you find, if you’re from the UK, chances are shipping might be free..

  2. Very well written review. I like the details you provided and I love that you included an install video in your review. I always want to know how easy or hard it will be to install a product that I am considering buying online.
    I think this Edgestar looks like a quality AC unit and thanks to your review, I can be sure that if I decide to get it, I can install it myself!

  3. This is a very straight to the point, informative review on this product. I obtained a lot of information about this product and the features that it has to offer. I really liked that you even added a short video on how to install it. Helps with making the decision if this is the right air conditioner for you.

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