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    Default *spin off* Tell me about your portable air conditioner

    As the title suggests, I'm weighing up the option of getting one of these bad boys to cool our home but I really want to hear more about them from people who actually use them.

    Please tell me about yours!

    If it's a good one, I would like to know the brand and the approximate cost to buy it.

    I need tips on what to look for and avoid when choosing a model. I don't want to outlay all those dollars for a dud.

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    we have a dimplex portable aircn, i didn't buy it was given to us by a friend, but we lst the remote to the split system one day so just set the portable one up,our lounge room its fully enclosed so its easy to cool,but the portable air con works great cools the room down so quick

    this is the one we have

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dimplex-P...item19d6e416e1
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    We have an onix brand one that we bought this year from Masters for $599.

    We bought it because our baby is due in January and her room gets really hot, but cools down quickly with a little help when the sun goes down, and we thought that if we get a portable one then we can use it in our bedroom until she is born. We do have a split system but it's in the lounge room and doesn't really reach the bedrooms.

    Pros: Portable, easily moved around, comes with a remote control, does cool down the room fairly quickly although probably wouldn't want to use it in a room much bigger than our bedroom which is about 6m x 6m, don't have to pay someone to install it.

    Cons: Way noisier than a split system or window model, because the motor is inside the room it is definitely not a quiet unit (apparently none of them are), Has to vent out a window (not a problem in bubs room but we have casement windows in our bedroom and it's a bit awkward, Louvres only swing left and right, the up/down louvre can be moved manually but doesn't swing.

    The low-down - If I had the money I would put split systems in both rooms but I don't and it does the job it needs to do.

    HTH


 

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