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Vremi 10,000 BTU Review

This unit receives below-average scores in just above every testing metric and has a high list price for its performance
Vremi 10,000 BTU
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Price:   $400 List | $399.97 at Amazon
Pros:  Quiet, programmable start and stop times
Cons:  Expensive, awkward to carry
Manufacturer:   Vremi
By Buck Yedor and Austin Palmer  ⋅  Aug 3, 2021
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#9 of 9
  • Cooling Power - 40% 5
  • Portability - 25% 5
  • Noise - 20% 5
  • Energy Cost - 15% 5

Our Verdict

The Vremi 10,000's only notable feature is the ability to program start and stop times. The user interface 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, is awkward to move around, and is moderately expensive to operate. All in all, we would recommend you look at a few different options before choosing this model.

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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 Expensive, awkward to carryRuns on the louder sideExpensive, bulky window insertUnderwhelming cooling abilitiesPoor cooling abilities, noisy
Bottom Line This unit receives below-average scores in just above 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


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 in our fleet.

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 machine awkward to pick up. The saving grace for this machine is that it weighs 54 pounds — it's of the lighter units to pick up. Getting this unit set up in a window is straightforward but requires the use of a screwdriver.

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 overall is still very quiet. 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.

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.

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

Value


The Vremi doesn't give much of a compelling reason to justify its price. While its low scores might feel more acceptable from a budget model, we expected a lot more from a unit with such a high price tag. This unit has one of the lowest values of any of the air conditioning units we reviewed.

Conclusion


Our overall lowest scoring model, the Vremi is a tough sell. While it is objectively quiet, it isn't particularly more pleasant to be around than the majority of the other options we tested. It's awkward to move around, expensive to run, and has subpar cooling abilities. The Vremi leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to portable ac units. The lowest overall scored device we tested, this unit is a far cry from our top picks.

The display shows the target temperature, not the current room...
The display shows the target temperature, not the current room temperature.
Credit: Laura Casner

Buck Yedor and Austin Palmer