Honeywell MN10CESWW 10,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Review

Trying to sleep peacefully or even sit down to relax feels like next to impossible in this sweltering heat. Air conditioners rise beyond the status of luxury items and step into the category of essential household commodities when you’re getting baked at a temperature above 35 degrees. Portable air conditioners are the latest craze in the summer season. Their lightweight and compact profile easily fits in the window slide of classrooms, office cabins, garages and bedrooms. Sorry to disappoint you but there’s actually no shortcut method of finding the best portable AC unit for you. You need to enrich your knowledge bank to be able to differentiate between multiple choices.

This review section will describe my personal take on Honeywell MN10CESWW 10,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control, believed to be one of the better suited models for small areas like RVs, condominiums and garages et cetera by many market experts. The 10K BTUs cooling output can deliver optimal cooling performance in a 350-400 sq.ft. area. So, what are things that account for the phenomenal popularity of this model? Does feature-rich unit successfully cut the bar? Keep on reading to get answers to all these questions and more.

An Overview of Honeywell MN10CESWW 10,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control

This Honeywell model comes embellished in a sober white frame, which has a flipside of collecting stains quickly. On the average energy efficiency meter, MN10CESWW scored 9.5, which doesn’t sound bad. One of the biggest attractions about the product is its no-bucket, auto-evaporation design. It accounts for the unit’s prolonged, non-stop performance while sparing you from the chore of rinsing the drip-bucket. The slim and suave modern aesthetics are complemented by a dehumidifier that expells 68 pts. of moisture from the air per day. Quite interestingly, I noticed that the system starts dehumidifying the air as long as you switch on the unit, no matter if the particular mode is turned on or not.

The equipment displays a UL-seal which indicates that the product meets the industrial standard of safety. The fan-only mode offers three speed choices (high, low and medium), apart from that, there are dehumidifier and cooling modes to choose from. Combining it with a 10000 BTU unit makes it a value for money air conditioner for extreme humid climatic regions. Don’t expect to get blown away at an air circulation speed of 174 CFM. To get the best cooling effect in a short time, it’s best to consider this product for a 300-350 sq.ft room. The requirements for installation are minimal. You just need to place the AC near a window. The window vent hose is annoyingly short, so, you might have to toil a bit if you want to extend the line-up.

The model devises an easy-to-use control panel. It puts the full set of functions like timer setting, mode change, speed controls at your fingertips. The LCD display has a minimal interface, which could be added as a positive if the user is unaccustomed to operating advanced gadgets. The 24 hour energy-saving programmable timer can be highlighted as another excellent addition, for it helps you save a good sum on your monthly electricity bill without compromising on your luxury. Its impermanent structure gives it an edge over fixed traditional ACs. You can easily remove the window vent when the system is not in use and save up some space.

The model engineers a 3 in 1 technology to ensure healthy and purified chilled air. The 3M electrostatic filter can be effortlessly accessed from the back for easy washing and maintenance. MN10CESWW has chosen to go with a trend of becoming more responsible towards our environment by including R410A eco-friendly refrigerant for harmless cooling function. Honeywell understands the importance of repose, therefore, the operational noise of the system never reaches beyond 55 dBA. For the convenience of portability, it features four caster wheels makes mobility a breeze. It helps one drag the AC from one corner of the room to another without any back-breaking labour.

Worth Buying?

The answer depends on the intensity of your cooling needs. A 10 k BTU unit won’t come to much use in a medium to large rooms. Nonetheless, if you’re intending to purchase one for a tiny area, MN10CESWW is here for deliver premium cooling with extraordinary dehumidification. I’m sure it’s capable of providing optimal performance when the climate turns unbearably humid. At last but not the least, the product is backed by a 5 years limited warranty on all the major components of the sealed system.

Any Drawbacks?

The flexible window vent hose is simply not flexible enough.


My advice would be not to keep your expectations soaring too high with this medium-capacity portable AC from Honeywell. The performance of the system will be implicitly influenced by the size of the room and ambient temperature. The set of options on the LCD display with feather touch-controls is impressive. The functions can be regulated from anywhere across the room with a full-function remote control. On the scale of 1-10, I would rate this 8.5, if installed in a room sizing around 350 sq.ft.