Which Toyotomi Portable Air Conditioner Is Best For You?
As we begin to approach the middle of the summer, there’s one thing that often stands out more than anything else – the heat.
However, if you’re equipped with a Toyotomi portable air conditioner, you can turn a day that is hot and humid into one that’s pleasant and enjoyable.
There are several options available on the market today, but in this article we’ll discuss two portable air con units – the Toyotomi TAD-T40LW 14000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Heat Pump and the Toyotomi TAD-30K Portable Air Conditioner.
We’ll lead you through the questions that most people ask such as:
- Can these portable air cons cool large rooms?
- Are they quiet?
- How much maintenance is involved?
- How much energy do they consume?
Stick around because you’ll find the answer to these questions and many more.
- 1 Toyotomi TAD-T40LW 14000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Heat Pump – Best For All Year-Round Use
- 2 Toyotomi TAD-30K Portable Air Conditioner – Top For Style
Toyotomi TAD-T40LW 14000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Heat Pump – Best For All Year-Round Use
If you’re already familiar with this Toyotomi portable air conditioner and are considering purchasing one, it’s easy to understand why. It cools, dehumidifies and heats. So it’s kind of like three products wrapped into one. But how does it fit in with the rest of your life?
What is the design like?
Well first off, if you’re looking for something that will blend into your home decor, then the TAD-T40LW is ideal. Though it doesn’t come in a variety of colors, the Toyotomi Portable Air Conditioner’s white neutral look ensures that it doesn’t clash with your furniture. Even its controls (featuring an LCD display) are positioned at the very top so you don’t have to look at bulky knobs.
Fully functional remote control
In fact, you don’t even have to touch the unit if you don’t want to. After a long day, you may prefer to sit and rest without having to think about your gadgets. In this case, you’ll be happy to learn that it can be controlled by remote.
Not only that, but you can save yourself even more hassle by using its timer feature so that it switches itself on just when you want it after a hard day at work. You can also program it to automatically switch off when you go to sleep, letting you nod off in cool air.
With a reach of 500 sq. ft due to the top-of-the-range 14,000 BTU power cooling rating, it can do an adequate job of cooling your room, even if you have high ceilings. The good news is that it’s rollers allow you to easily relocate it between rooms. This is one of the main benefits of portable AC units. It means you don’t have to pay to cool the air in the whole house when you are really spending most of your time in one main room at a time.
What size is the PAC?
The unit is 34 x 20 x 16 inches high, wide and deep. You can use these measurements if you are figuring out where it’ll fit into your home. Remember it has to be beside a window to allow the hoses to be attached. Allow space behind the unit for this hose too. About 20in is fine for that.
The unit comes with everything you need to be up and running quickly and easily. This includes the window vent kit, which is perfect for most vertical and horizontal windows. The minimum size of window you can use with the out-of-the-box kit is 28.25 inches, extending to a maximum window size of 80 inches. There are extensions available too for larger windows should you need it, but you’ll need to order one separately.
Unfortunately, you can’t program this machine to move the flow of air from side to side; it’s not multi-directional. The only upside of this is that there are less moving parts to break. Some units with moving blades that direct the flow of air have had problems with these blades sticking or breaking.
Perhaps one of the most convenient features is its dual hose design which allows you to cool down your room quickly and using less energy so your bills should be lower. Its 3 fans speed gives you the option to determine just how quickly you use the portable air con to cool or heat your room.
Key Points When Buying a Toyotomi Portable Air Conditioner
There’s not much to dislike about this Toyotomi Portable Air Conditioner. It’s energy efficient, easy to install and offers accurate temperature controls. But before you make your final purchase, you should consider two things.
First, many feel that this model is a little bit too heavy (weighing 77lbs). Second, there are several people who are not pleased with the amount of noise it makes. In fact, one review we saw online even claimed that it sounded like metal hitting metal, although that might well be due to a faulty unit rather than the noise under normal running conditions as most other customers were fine with it.
Ultimately, this portable air con would be best for those who enjoy the convenience of having a unit that cools during the summer and heats during the cooler parts of the year.
Its two hose design makes it run more efficiently than its single hose cousins so it’s also a good choice for lower running costs. The unit also gets a big thumbs up from other users with a plenty of 4 and 5-star ratings from customers online at various shopping platforms.
Toyotomi TAD-30K Portable Air Conditioner – Top For Style
The TAD-30K Toyotomi Portable Air Conditioner and its brother, the TAD-T40LW have many things in common but there are a few major differences.
Much like the TAD-T40LW, the TAD-30K comes in a neutral, white color which makes it very easy to coordinate with the rest of your room’s design.
However, unlike the T40LW, this model’s controls and LCD display are a bit more visible. Instead of being positioned at the top of the unit, they actually face the user. The unit design is bolder with sweeping, curved outlet ports and a blue back-lit LCD screen. This gives it a less traditional look than some units on the market but I think it’s very cool.
Also similar to the T40LW, a remote control, a timer and automatic thermo control technology makes the 30K easy to schedule and control without having to constantly monitor the conditioner. However, this unit is different in that it is actually multi-directional. This means that you have more control over how your room is cooled.
How Powerful is the TAD-30K?
This air conditioner may allow you to reach different areas of the room, but it does not cover as much square footage. While the T40LW covers 500 sq. ft., the TAD-30K being 10,000 BTU covers 300 s/ft. The unit weighs in at a sturdy 66 lbs. but this is actually one of the lighter units on the market. All those pumps and motor and metal piping does add up. In terms of size it measures 30in. high, 17in. wide, and 16in deep.
Though there are differences in features, this unit has a lot to offer. This portable conditioner does have 4 speeds which allows you to control how fast the air flows. Obviously using the fan at one of the higher speeds will be more noisy. It’s environmentally friendly, easy to program and has a duel filter to clear the air as it’s drawn into the unit. This is important for a two hose design as it pulls in fresh air from outside.
Some other benefits of the duel-hose set-up are:
- Higher levels of cooling efficiency – the room is cooled quicker and at less cost.
- They are more effective in particularly hot areas than single hose portable air conditioners.
- May cool larger areas – they don’t place the room they are cooling at a lower pressure than surrounding rooms so cool air can be free to move into those rooms.
Considerations Worth Noting
As with any product, this PAC does have its downsides which you need to carefully consider before making your decision. Firstly, some reviews state that this conditioner is on the noisy side. However, this is the case with every air con unit I’ve reviewed. Some people will always think they are noisy.
Secondly, even though this air conditioner can blow in multiple directions, it has a tendency to blow downward; the angle cannot be adjusted just to the sideways direction.
Final Verdict – Who is it Best For?
This portable air con is best for people who would like to save money on their energy bills and have smaller rooms that need cooled. However, the low 10,000 BTU rating means it would not be ideal for those who are interested in using the unit in larger sized rooms as it simply won’t have enough power to cool bigger areas.
As you can see, there are several things that one must consider when purchasing a PAC.
The biggest and most important consideration is the room size you need cooled. While the Toyotomi TAD-T40LW is not the most powerful unit, it is known for it’s 3 in 1 capabilities – cooling, dehumidifying and air circulation. The Toyotomi TAD-30K is energy efficient due to the duel-hose design and has a great modern look and feel to it. Most other people reviewing it have not regretted their choice to buy it.