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Impecca ITAC10-KSA21 review

The Impecca ITAC10-KSA21 thru wall air conditioner is a good budget model that can cool rooms up to 450 square feet.

The Impecca ITAC10-KSA21 air conditioner
(Image: © Home Depot)

Our Verdict

The Impecca ITAC10-KSA21 offers great cooling power and customization on a budget.

For

  • Washable filter
  • Three fan speeds

Against

  • No heater
  • Some negative user reviews

The Impecca ITAC10-KSA21 is a budget thru wall air conditioner that offers 10,000 BTU of cooling power, allowing it to cool rooms up to 450 square feet in size, making it suitable for most homes. In our round up of the best thru wall air conditioners it’s the least expensive, but it still provides a good range of features, although it has no heating functionality.

The washable filters are handy as they allow for air filtering without having to pay out for replacements on a regular basis. If you already have a sleeve, the Impecca ITAC10-KSA21 is designed to work with that, but sleeves are also available to purchase separately.

Overall, it’s a great budget option with more fan speeds and cooling options than some of its more expensive counterparts and, if you’re not bothered about heating functionality, it could be a great option that saves some cash while still providing effective cooling.

Impecca ITAC10-KSA21: Pricing and value 

At $480, the Impecca ITAC10-KSA21 is the least expensive option in our round up of the best thru wall air conditioners. While it is only $20 cheaper than the Koldfront WTC8001W, it is lacking in heating functionality. However, it does come with a range of cooling and fan speeds, as well as a sleep mode for ease of use and customization.

As a budget model, there are a few sacrifices that had to be made. It isn’t quite as solid or durable as other models on the market and the remote isn’t top quality, but it is effective at cooling and the 10,000 BTU output is powerful for a budget model, so if you’re not bothered about extra bells and whistles, the cooling power of the Impecca ITAC10-KSA21 offers great value for money.

The Impecca ITAC10-KSA21 remote control

(Image credit: Home Depot)

Impecca ITAC10-KSA21: Features 

The Impecca ITAC10-KSA21 is a budget thru wall air conditioner that has great power output considering its price point, as well as a good range of fan and cooling speeds. With a cooling power output of 10,000 BTU, it’s more powerful than the slightly more expensive Koldfront WTC8001W thru wall air conditioner, so it can effectively cool larger spaces, up to 450 square feet. This makes it suitable for most home use situations.

The three cooling speeds and three fan speeds allow you to customize the air output and select lower speeds for quieter operation. Sleep mode adjusts the output for a comfortable snooze, while reducing energy use, and there’s an energy save mode too, which switches off the AC when your desired temperature is reached - and even better, this models is Energy Star certified. On top of those modes is a programmable timer too, allowing you to customize your air output 24/7. For anyone that finds programming AC units frustrating, the Impecca ITAC10-KSA21 has an auto-restart mode that automatically resumes your previous settings when the unit turns back on.

The Impecca ITAC10-KSA21 features handy washable filters, so you won’t need to spend on regular replacement filters throughout the lifetime of this unit. The clean filter indicator is really useful for monitoring when you need to clean the filter, allowing for more efficient cleaning.

Considering its price, this unit has a good warranty too. It’s covered for two years for both parts and labor.

Impecca ITAC10-KSA21: User reviews 

The reviews for the Impecca ITAC10-KSA21 thru wall air conditioner are good, averaging four out of five at Home Depot. Users comment that it cools rooms quickly and efficiently is easy to install, and most users find the unit is quiet to run too.

There are a few less favorable reviews, they comment that this unit wasn’t able to lower the temperature enough for them and one user noted that on auto mode it stayed 10 degrees above the target temperature. 

Overall, reviews are positive. Most users found the cooling to be effective and quiet, especially considering the budget price point.

Should you buy the Impecca ITAC10-KSA21? 

The Impecca ITAC10-KSA21 is a budget model, so doesn’t quite measure up to the durability and quality of its more expensive counterparts, but it still does a great job. The range of air output options is great for tailoring the air conditioning to your requirements. As a budget model, it has sacrificed heating options, but the heating on competitor models does tend to be designed to be supplementary to other heat sources anyway. If you’re after something with some heat power in the same price range, the Koldfront WTC8001W thru wall air conditioner is a great choice. 

Stevie Keen

Stevie is a freelance digital consultant, copywriter and photographer. She's worked for brands like the Radio Times and Wallpaper*, and has also written for Amateur Photographer, Clash Magazine and Flash Pack, amongst others. She’s also TTR’s resident expert on home appliances and all things Dyson.