Accessory Reviews

Newair AC-14100H Portable Air Conditioner and Heater

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Yes, that’s right. Another great product to help my backyard-living comfort while I try to find relief from our 100+ degree heat. If you’re like me, we spend a lot of time out back smoking cigars, having a drink, and just relaxing with the family. The hardest part about this routine is the heat, especially here in the desert where we are looking at record-breaking heat of over 100 degrees everyday for the next few weeks. Enter Newair’s AC-14100H Portable Air Conditioner and Heater.

This NewAir Portable Air Conditioner With Heater quickly cools, dehumidifies and heats up to 525 square feet of living space for total comfort in any season. With 8,600 BTUs (8,532 BTU with the new DOE guidelines) of power and a fan with up to 250 CFMs of airflow, this A/C and space heater easily keeps your room the temperature you want. The included venting kit makes it a snap to set up air conditioning, or roll it into place for heating on the easy-glide casters.

You can purchase this product directly from Newair and if you use this link or the code CASAS_10 you can receive up to 10% of your total purchase!


My order was placed on the Newair site on the 30th, my unit shipped the next day, and two days later it landed on my doorstep. I spoke about this before but Newair uses Fedex to transit their packages which normally works out best for me as they have the best delivery service in my area. This time the outer box did come with a bit of damage as you will see below, however due to the layers of protective packaging this did not affect the machine at all. My pup Charlie helped me get this one outside one again.

As I stated above, once you remove the yellow plastic straps there you can remove the outer cardboard layer and you’ll find another, much thicker cardboard container strapped in.

Now finally once you get through that cardboard and the thick foam packing within it you are greeted with the Newair AC-14100H Portable Air Conditioner and Heater which comes wrapped in a protective plastic bag. Just a note, this sucker is HEAVY. you may need a bit of help removing it from the bottom tray.


Once you, and possibly a friend lift the heavy machine out of the foam padding you are ready to setup the Newair AC-14100H Portable Air Conditioner and Heater. First, you need to decide where you are going to use it. Since I was setting it up in my covered patio I didn’t need to worry about the included trim piece that comes with the machine which holds the exhaust tube in a window to expel heat. I did however add the exhaust tubing to the back of the machine and positioned it so that the tube would kick all the heat generated from the machine out of the side of my patio covering. The machine also comes with two replaceable filters which helps trap dust, pet dander, and pollen to keep the air flowing as clean as possible. There were two filters included which simple slide into the panels on the right side of the machine as show below.

The next step is getting power to the machine. I used a heavy duty electrical extension cord plugged directly into a wall socket. This part is important as I first tried it connected to a surge protector and after a few minutes of running it flipped the safety mechanism as this machine requires a ton of power. Please take note as this means you need to be very careful with making sure you connect it to power in the safest way possible. Once you get that connected you’re pretty much ready to fire it up. There is a Power button on the top of the control panel. Once you hit that you can adjust any of the other settings. Since I’m testing the cooling first I set the “Mode” setting to “Cool”, I set the fan to “High”, then I set the desired temperature and was ready to rock.


We’ll start with the cooling here and in all transparency, we’ll spend most of our time there. Again, it’s 100 degrees outside so the heating just isn’t something that I need more of at this point, however I did test it out. First of all, a note. This is a loud machine, and rightfully so. It’s not a small window air conditioner, this thing can cool a very large area very quickly. Just expect that. The cooling takes a few minutes to kick in as the condenser needs to do it thing, but once it does you instantly feel the freezing cold air. I was absolutely impressed with not only the amount of air that comes out of it but also the temperature. Before firing up the Newair AC-14100H Portable Air Conditioner and Heater I took an ambient air reading of 94 on my patio. After running the machine for about 20 minutes that temperature dropped to a whopping 79 degrees.

This is a VERY impressive cooling machine. However that does come with a caveat. While it does cool quickly, being placed outside isn’t the ideal location for it since the ambient temperature is so hot the cooling will shut off every 20 minutes or so to give the condenser time to cool down while the fan will still run. This isn’t that big of a deal until about an hour or so later when I realized the cooling would only run for about 15 minutes and then need to rest for about 20. The temperature did remain quite a bit cooler than before, but that came at the cost of exhausting the machine since it was so damn hot outside.

For reference, I moved this inside and put this in my main living room which is about 400 sqft. At that time the ambient temperature was 82. Within minutes the Newair AC-14100H Portable Air Conditioner cooled the room down to my desired 76. Being that the machine was inside and out of the heat the only time the condenser would power down was when the machine would rest since the ambient temperature reached my desired range.

For the heating, it’s a bit hard to test since the temperatures were so high. What I did was I let the machine first cool the same living room down to 67 degrees. I then fired up the heating option and let it run to see how quickly it warmed up the room. The heating actually worked much quicker than the already quick cooling option as the ambient temperature hit 85 within about 15 minutes. This is hardly a test as I am sure the natural heat helped a lot with that, however the machine did feel like it put out a whole mess of heat, very quickly.


First let’s talk about the settings the Newair AC-14100H Portable Air Conditioner has to offer. There are four total modes: Auto which swaps between heat and cool automatically depending on the desired temperature you want to reach. Cool, Heat, and just a simple Fan mode. The machine also features some great comfort/safely features such as a timer option which will allow you to set the number of hours you want the machine to run from 1 to 24. There is also a cool sleep function that will increase or decrease (depending on if you have it set to cooling or heating) the temperature every hour.

The Newair AC-14100H Portable Air Conditioner also comes with a handy remote which features a LCD screen which syncs with the information pulled from the machine so that you can adjust any setting on the control panel from across the room.

Another added feature is the water collection tank. When cooling is activated the condenser can build up ice and moisture which would normally just leak on the floor. On this unit there is a removable tank which will collect the moisture automatically. Once full the machine will shut off and warn you that you need to empty the tank via a light on the top of the control panel. There is also the option to connect a standard hose to the back of the machine to bypass the tank and kick the water out of the hose.

Before I forget, one small, but VERY useful feature is that the Newair AC-14100H Portable Air Conditioner is on wheels! It’s such a heavy machine but moving it around the house is made easy with the four wheels located at the bottom.


The Newair AC-14100H Portable Air Conditioner is a powerful machine. It’s convenient, loaded with features, powerful and works extremely well. The only real issue I faced was the condenser issue when the ambient temperature was too hot for the machine to handle. That’s expected, however I was hoping that it would be a bit more steady. However if you are using this inside a house you have nothing to worry about at all as its more then capable of cooling entire rooms instantly. We’ll see how it performs during the winter.

Don’t forget, you can purchase this product directly from Newair and if you use this link or the code CASAS_10 you can receive up to 10% of your total purchase!

Tony Casas is a 32 year old Creative Managing/Webdesigning/Craft Beer Drinking Cigar smoker from El Paso, Texas. When he isn't loving his wife he is either sleepy, hungry, or suffering from a headache.

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