EdgeStar is a manufacturer that has been around for quite some time now. They make dishwashers, refrigerators, wine coolers, grills, and, of course, portable air conditioning/heating units.

Today, we’re going to be looking at the EdgeStar AP12000HS Portable Air Conditioner And Heater. This is an exceptional product, and in this article, you’re going to learn why that is, exactly, as well as whether or not you should purchase this powerful machine.

EdgeStar AP12000HS Portable Air Conditioner and Heater

Now, let’s begin!

What Does The EdgeStar AP12000HS Portable Air Conditioner And Heater Offer?

With the word “portable” in the title, you expect a machine that is light. Relatively so, at least.

Now, this isn’t exactly a lightweight unit, but compared to most other portable air conditioning/heating units, it’s light enough. Weighing 69 pounds, with two people, it won’t be too difficult moving the machine around when needed.

The portability of this machine comes not from its size, necessarily, but from the fact that all you need is an electrical outlet to function. You also need some kind of place that can vent the air, which will almost always be a window.

One of the reasons portable air conditioners/heaters such as this one are so popular, is because many apartments have HOA restrictions regarding windows and what can protrude from them. With a portable device, such as this one, nothing protrudes from the window itself. Instead, the vent comes from the inside, so it serves as a fantastic alternative to the traditional heaters and air conditioners. And there’s no need to worry about having to purchase a ventilation system because EdgeStar has provided everything that you need.

EdgeStar AP12000HS Portable Air Conditioner and Heater Review

As for convenience and ease of use, setting up this machine when you get it is a simple task. There is a handy instruction manual that describes the whole process, and you only have to move a few things around, to get it running. And when it comes to choosing which feature you want to use – air conditioning or heating – and the features within those features, all you need to do is press a few buttons. Mechanically, this is a very simple and straightforward unit to operate, which is great if you want something that epitomizes convenience and ease of use.

Now, for bedrooms, smaller living rooms, and small apartments, this is a great device. It has a Maximum Area Coverage of 425 square feet. If you want, you can use it in bigger spaces, but certain areas in that space won’t receive as much air flow. So, it’s best for smaller rooms and spaces.


Heating and air conditioning has been known to absolutely kill people’s electric bills. Neither of those things are known for being cheap, and while the EdgeStar AP12000HS Portable Air Conditioner And Heater won’t subvert that, it is a lot more energy efficient than most of the other portable air conditioners/heaters on the market.

According to EdgeStar, if you run this unit all day, at the regular temperatures, it will only cost one-dollar a day. And, with the addition of different fan speeds and other energy efficient settings, that number can be reduced.

One of the other notable differences between this device and others on the market has to do with noise. This is a pretty quiet device. It runs at only 52 decibels on low settings and 54 decibels on high settings. Now, this is relatively quiet, although it isn’t as quiet as it could be, and for a device that advertises this, it isn’t a particularly special feature.

EdgeStar AP12000HS

There are two filters in this air Conditioner Heater combo. One of these is a pre-filter that you can wash in the sink. And the second filter is a carbon filter. You can’t wash the carbon filter, but you can replace it for cheap. The carbon filter is great, because it takes nasty odors and smells, and eliminates them.

While this is a great device, there are a few flaws. First off is the noise that is produced. It is quieter than most, but EdgeStar has advertised this as a big feature when it isn’t that notable. And the second flaw is that the internal evaporative drain doesn’t work very well. Many people have reported problems with leaks, and that’s because the components are of poor quality.


Ultimately, the EdgeStar AP12000HS Portable Air Conditioner And Heater is an absolutely fantastic machine! You can use it all year, and when using it, it won’t kill your electric bill. Along with that, the machine is efficient, and it works very well for both air conditioning, and heating. It’s simple, too, and using it is no problem.

EdgeStar AP12000HS Review