Very cold (but)
Cools a large area down quickly, had this since november 2018 used half a dozen times for a few hours.Its developed a high pitched whistling/squealing noise when the compressor starts up. Annoying for neighbours.
Purchased in November 2018 for $789.00.
- KWH39HRE (3.9kW)
Bad bad instructions
I don't write many reviews but this feedback I thought was important. Firstly the product seems to be working as described although I haven't had long enough with it yet. My complaint/warning however is to those who intend installing it themselves. The instructions included with the unit are right at the top of the worst I've ever come across. I'm not going to list all the issues with them because it would take a lot of space so the two main ones are included parts not mentioned at all in the instructions and the fact I am typing this with a ba...ndaged hand due to a nasty cut I got on the cooling fins taking the cover off that I wasn't warned about. So the instructions are at best next to useless and at worst dangerous. It is not hard to get this right. You build your product then you engage a competent technical writer to do the instructions, review, test, fix-up, complete. It's a pretty quick and cheap step that prevents real problems for the end users and it's overlooked way too often but it's disappointing when a company like this is unable to recognize its importance.
Lives up to the advertising - quiet and cool
Purchased the Kelvinator 3.9k from Harvey Norman Gateshead Friday 4/1/19. Service and deal was very good.
Fitted the unit into a brick veneer wall replacing a identical sized 27 year old Toshiba unit.Installation was straight forward, with help lifting the old out and new in (59kg). Unit is quiet and efficient using approx 1.8kw per hour on max fan
Two iminor installation issues - first instructions made no mention of the need to remove the plug from the underside to drain condensation. I should have realised but it was hot and a long day.
Couldn’t live without
Have been using the last 6ish months, We live in a house with High ceilings but close off to have just our large lounge room/bedroom, heats and cools areas well. Unit isn’t complete silent but Its not super noisy. Copes for long periods of time, settings are easy to navigate and from a price point for rentals etc it’s a great option. Installation was simple enough but you need two people to do it, straight forward.
We are happy with this purchase, our summer is gonna be more bearable!
This is perfect!
Fantastic neat clean unit, efficient with great cooling capacity as well as energy saver! Great purchase from AppliancesOnline! Easy installation, no fuss plug in to the wall, no need for electrics. The unit has brightened up our lounge room with it stylish contours. It comes with a remote which is easy to use and the unit is quick to cool! Great buy!
- KWH39HRE (3.9kW)
Could be a bit better
This was bought for our packing room, so that employees could work in comfort on hot days. We measured the area to cool to calculate the size needed, & then went up one size to the 3.9 kW, thinking over-sized would be best. It's lucky that we did, as the amount of cold air coming out on high speed isn't very impressive. My 18 year old Fujitsu split-system (3.2 kW) does a better job than this.
Performance with emphasis on noise levels.
This model is much quieter in both heating and cooling modes than the higher capacity KWH53HRE (5.3kW) model. The fan and its control system give very smooth changes of speed. The fan noise level is generally low on all speeds except high and is just below that of the compressor when used in either heating or cooling modes. The compressor appears to produce slightly less noise when set for cooling than when set for heating. It is a good compromise between capacity, size, weight, noise levels and easy installation. When an older window wall air ...conditioner has to be replaced this product deserves serious consideration. I am happy with its performance. As final comment, the outside noise level is very reasonable but I would prefer that on heat mode the fan should continue to run and not keep switching on and off when the thermostat operates which is done for energy efficiency but is somewhat distracting when the unit is situated in an already quiet area.
Fantastic unit . Nice and quiet .. Cools bedroom quickly
I read another review and wanted to say I recently had this installed in my window as I have an old bluestone home..and my bedroom wall gets the sun constantly
It's quiet and cools the thick stone walls quickly .. which is a godsend .. Five star rating on this .. Power input 1.18 so with SA electricity rates that's app 49 cents an hour .. Well worth it in this 40 degree heat
Very, Very Noisy to the point of Unusable
Bought and installed (exactly as per instructions) a Kelvinator KWH39HRE window mount unit in the last few days and was surprised as to how noisy the unit is, especially on the heat cycle. The unit replaced a 10 year old 3.5kW R/C Panasonic unit which finally failed and the Kelvinator unit is far noisier than the Panasonic unit ever was. The Kelvinator unit drones badly in heat cycle and last night when the outside temp got down to Zero deg C the unit just got noisier and stopped generating any heat until the outside temp got to about 2 deg C a...t which point it started to generate heat again. The unit is supposed to be able to cope with down to -7 deg C ! This Kelvinator unit is as noisy inside as it is outside! It sounds as though the compressor is hammering against the back of the air vent chamber (yes, it is that noisy) but I can't see any contact. Fresh out of the box this unit is unbelievably noisy and is simply unusable while I am present in the room, again, it is that bad. Now I have to waste my time and set off down the path of dealing with the Manufacturer and trying to get this resolved. I am hoping that Kelvinator can do something about the noise level because the only other option is to stick it back in the box and hope that some time in the future I can find a use for it....that would a very inefficient use of $759 (AU). I bought this unit because a replacement Panasonic unit was not available and I have 2 Kelvinator split systems and they have been very good, so I figured that a Kelvinator window unit should be OK. Hopefully Kelvinator will be able to correct the problem but I have my doubts because the Kelvinator window unit does not have anywhere near the same amount of sound deadening material as the old Panasonic window unit and that, to me, indicates that Kelvinator did not put much emphasis on noise control. I will update this review if/when Kelvinator have a look at the unit.
Questions & Answers
Hi I recently purchased this air conditioner. My question is why the compressor seems to be turning on every ten minutes or so. I am only running it at 23 degrees and it is lovely and cool but the constant sound of it turning on and off is driving me crazy. Can anyone help or explain?
The a/c is most likely reaching the desired temp in your case 23C turning off the compressor, after some time has passed the room warms up and the compressor turns back on cooling the room down to the desired temp again.
To stop this lower temp settings.
Hope this helps.
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|Category||Window & Wall Air Conditioners|
|Features||On/Off Timer and Remote Control|
|Cooling Power||3.9 kW|
|Heating Power||3.6 kW|
|Cooling Energy Rating||2 stars|
|Heating Energy Rating||2 stars|
|Auto Restart Function||No|
|Dimensions||428 x 660 x 700 mm|
|Max Indoor Sound Pressure Level||50 dB|
|Max Outdoor Sound Pressure Level||58 dB|
|Operating Temperature for Cooling||-7 ℃ to +43 ℃|
|Operating Temperature for Heating||-7℃ to +43℃|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
- MPN: 35902089
- GTIN13: 9316561016451
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