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    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 5th Aug 18, 3:04 PM
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    Portable air con
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    • 5th Aug 18, 3:04 PM
    Portable air con 5th Aug 18 at 3:04 PM
    Can anyone recommend a portable air con unit for a medium sized room.
    Iím guessing that a budget of £500 to £750 should get something decent, reliable and energy efficient.
    Thanks
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    • TadleyBaggie
    • By TadleyBaggie 5th Aug 18, 4:00 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 4:00 PM
    Can anyone recommend a portable air con unit for a medium sized room.
    Iím guessing that a budget of £500 to £750 should get something decent, reliable and energy efficient.
    Thanks
    Originally posted by Mr_Singleton
    I bought this AEG one a couple of weeks ago, works well:

    https://ao.com/product/axp34u338cw-aeg-chillflex-pro-air-conditioning-unit-white-60572-146.aspx

    Price has gone up £20 but it's currently out of stock. It will reduce the temperature of our lounge by 4 degrees C in 45 minutes.
    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 5th Aug 18, 4:32 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 4:32 PM
    Looks interesting thanks for the he tip will check it out tomorrow.. any idea on running costs?
    • TadleyBaggie
    • By TadleyBaggie 5th Aug 18, 11:22 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 11:22 PM
    It is roughly 1KW when the compressor is running, so about 8p and hour I think.
    • Nile
    • By Nile 5th Aug 18, 11:47 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 11:47 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 11:47 PM
    Would this one be suitable for your home? It's cheaper and not as noisy:

    https://www.aircon247.com/p/9303194/toshiba-compressor-kyr-25cox1x-m-9000btu-portable-air-conditioner.html
    • Nilrem
    • By Nilrem 6th Aug 18, 3:04 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 3:04 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 3:04 AM
    What is the actual floor space of the room in meters squared?

    We found that we had to move from a 9000btu unit to a 12k one for our living room because it was just on the edge in terms of size, which added to a huge window at the back and large one at the front meant it got the sun pretty much all day so the 9k unit was struggling.

    IIRC we paid about £350 for the 9k unit (and electrolux) from John Lewis a couple of years back, and about £230 for the 12k one from Screwfix (notably before the weather got hot) last year (it was cheaper than their 9k one at the time).

    For £750 you may just about be able to get a split unit fitted, those will be far more efficient and quieter, also it would only need a pair of about 1" holes in the wall whilst a portable unit either needs about a 4" hole in the wall (a friend uses the old gas fire vent), or out a window which even with a cloth barrier means it's far less efficient (as you're letting a lot of warmth back in via the uninsulated cloth).
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