Mobile Air Conditioner

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  1. cuewoz1

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    Hi
    I was wondering if any one has one of the sub £200 mobile air conditioners I have seen available from argos and B&Q :lease: , and wanted to know if they are any good? Also how much noise do they make in general.
    I am finding it too hot in this temperature with my equipment on as well.
    Also whats the difference between air con and evaporative coolers apart from a big differnce in price :D
    Thanks
     
  2. GaryB

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    The portable ones work quite well we've used them a few times at work when the main aircon has broken. A friend has one in their home office - a two parter with small compressor outside. This is excellent in this weather.

    I wouldn't touch the evaporative coolers if you are in a reasonably small space. They basically work by blowing air over water. They are nice and cold if you stand in front of them but they increase the humidity in the room because of the evaporated water in the air. This can be almost as uncomfortable as the heat. They also have to be refilled and can smell a bit.
     
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    Thanks Gary
    Won't be getting a evaportive cooler then.
    Just have to work out where it can go!
    Not got a lot of space.
    How long is the ducting that comes with them?
     
  4. GaryB

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    It seems to vary a lot, probably depending on the price, but the ones I've seen are around 2-3 metres.
     
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    Are these things noisy ?
     
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    The compressor is the noisy bit. If you get an all-in-one, they can be but most modern ones are just a bit louder than a fast fan. If you get a two part unit, the compressor goes outside and you only have the cooling fan inside.
     
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    Id be very interested if anyone can reccomend a good reasonably priced air con unit as well,my flat is like a bloody oven,I cant face putting my projector on cos it really does feel like a sauna in here :lease:
     
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    I have had a fairly powerful portable 12000 BTU unit for about 3 years.

    They are good as long as you realise their limitations :

    1) Yes they are noisy

    2) You need one per room

    3) At best they can ony reduce ambient temperature by about 6 degrees C.

    I use mine in the bedroom , turning it off as I retire.
     

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