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Vremi 10,000 BTU Review

This unit receives average scores in every testing metric and has a high list price for its performance
vremi 10,000 btu portable air conditioner review
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Price:   $400 List | $299.97 at Amazon
Pros:  Quiet, programmable start and stop times
Cons:  Average performance across the board, awkward to carry
Manufacturer:   Vremi
By Buck Yedor and Austin Palmer  ⋅  Apr 21, 2022
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RANKED
#7 of 7
  • Cooling Power - 40% 5.0
  • Portability - 25% 5.0
  • Noise - 20% 5.0
  • Energy Cost - 15% 5.0

Our Verdict

The Vremi 10,000's only notable feature is the ability to program start and stop times. The user interface on this appliance is a little odd, as the screen only displays the target temperature and not the current room temperature. It is relatively quiet, but has poor cooling abilities compared to its high operating expenses and is awkward to move around. All in all, we would recommend you look at a few other portable units in our review of the best portable air conditioners before choosing this model.

Editor's Note: This review was updated on April 21, 2022, to outline which models we would recommend over this one.

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Pros Quiet, programmable start and stop timesGreat value, highly portable, performed well in our energy-efficiency test, solid cooling performanceVery quiet, decently portable, solid cooling performanceEnergy efficient, easily portableEasy to move, decent energy efficiency
Cons Average performance across the board, awkward to carryRuns on the louder sideExpensive, bulky window insertUnderwhelming cooling abilitiesPoor cooling abilities, noisy
Bottom Line This unit receives average scores in every testing metric and has a high list price for its performanceYou'll save cash and receive exceptional performance, though it does run a touch louder than othersIf you live in a consistently hot climate, this is our favorite dual-hose portable ACThe lower cooling abilities do not quite make up for the energy-efficient capabilitiesThis is an expensive machine that is easy to move around but ultimately offers poor cooling abilities
Rating Categories Vremi 10,000 BTU SereneLife SLPAC10 Whynter ARC-122DS E... Airo Comfort Midea 3-in-1
Cooling Power (40%)
5.0
6.0
6.0
3.0
5.0
Portability (25%)
5.0
9.0
6.0
8.0
8.0
Noise (20%)
5.0
4.0
8.0
7.0
4.0
Energy Cost (15%)
5.0
7.0
5.0
10.0
6.0
Specs Vremi 10,000 BTU SereneLife SLPAC10 Whynter ARC-122DS E... Airo Comfort Midea 3-in-1
Remote Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Timer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Interface location Top Top Front Top Top
Modes Cool, dry, fan Cool, dry, fan Cool, dry, fan Cool, dry, fan Heat, auto, cool, dry, fan
Number of Fan Speeds 4 3 3 3 4
Cord Wrap Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Measured Weight 54.4 lbs 54.7 lbs 60.4 lbs 51.5 lbs 56.2 lbs
Window Kit Length (without modification) Min: 20"
Max:53"
Min: 37"
Max: 50 1/8"
Min: 20"
Max: 46"
Min: 26.5"
Max: 48"
Min: 26.5"
Max: 48"
Measured kWh on High (Average) 0.95 kWh 0.91 kWh 1.06 kWh 0.71 kWh 0.85 kWh
Measured dBa on High at 4' 58 dBa 62 dBa 57 dBa 58 dBa 60.5 dBa
Room Rating 250 sq ft 350 sq ft 400 sq ft 350 sq ft 200 sq ft
BTUs 10,000 10,000 12,000 10,000 10,000
Single or Dual hose Single Single Dual Single Single
Projected Summer Cost $132.51 $116.22 $131.61 $88.17 $122.60
Measured Temperature Drop After 60 Minutes 8.37ºF 11ºF 10°F 6ºF 8ºF

Our Analysis and Test Results

Performance Comparison


vremi 10,000 btu portable air conditioner review - the vremi 10,000 is quiet and easy to carry but generally scored...
The Vremi 10,000 is quiet and easy to carry but generally scored poorly.
Credit: Laura Casner

Cooling Power


Cooling power is, of course, the hallmark ability of a quality AC unit. The Vremi, while not the bottom of the barrel, fell pretty far down on the list in terms of cooling power. Our testing room started at 80.74 degrees, and after running the machine for an hour, cooled the room down to 72.37 degrees. This gave us a total temperature reduction of 8.37 degrees, putting this unit toward the bottom of our fleet.

vremi 10,000 btu portable air conditioner review - this unit has a programable start and stop time.
This unit has a programable start and stop time.
Credit: Laura Casner

Portability


The built-in grips on the Vremi are tiny. The small grips, combined with a very uneven weight distribution, make this home appliance awkward to pick up. The saving grace for this machine is its lower weight of 54 pounds — it's of the lighter units to pick up. Getting this unit set up in a window is straightforward but requires a screwdriver.

vremi 10,000 btu portable air conditioner review - compared to other models, the vremi had tiny grips that can make it...
Compared to other models, the Vremi had tiny grips that can make it difficult to carry.
Credit: Laura Casner

Noise


The low-level hum produced by the Vremi should be a non-issue for all but the most sensitive to noise. The compressor has a slight rattle when it runs but is still very quiet overall. It produced 58 dBA when we measured its sound output on our decibel reader, which makes it objectively one of the quieter units. Subjectively, the low rattle kept it from scoring higher in this metric.

vremi 10,000 btu portable air conditioner review - fit with the standard window mounting system, this model requires a...
Fit with the standard window mounting system, this model requires a screwdriver to install and remove.
Credit: Laura Casner

Energy Cost


The Vremi is moderately expensive to operate. Assuming you run this machine for 12 hours a day for three months, your operational costs will be right around $132. When you factor in its poor cooling power, it doesn't feel like you're getting your money's worth.

vremi 10,000 btu portable air conditioner review - the display shows the target temperature, not the current room...
The display shows the target temperature, not the current room temperature.
Credit: Laura Casner

Should You Buy the Vremi 10,000 BTU?


As our overall lowest scoring model, the Vremi is a tough sell. It's awkward to move around, expensive to run, and has subpar cooling abilities, leaving a lot to be desired.

What Other Portable Air Conditioners Should You Consider?


The AC unit we recommend over all others is the SereneLife SLPAC10. This model has a great energy cost to cooling ratio and has an approachable sticker price. If you are looking for maximum cooling power regardless of energy expenditure, check out the Whynter ARC-14SH, which will suit those in the hottest climates very well.

Buck Yedor and Austin Palmer
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