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Portable air conditioning units?


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#1 hbyton

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 09:12 AM

Hello everybody,

 

I was just wondering if anybody reading this has ever owned or used a portable air conditioning unit? The reason why I am asking is because my bedroom gets so hot in the summer especially with my PC running in the background.

 

The unit I was looking at was the "ECOAIR ECO12P" £390

http://www.amazon.co.uk/12000-BTU-Portable-Conditioning-Unit/dp/B00ITS6MSO/ref=pd_sim_sbs_kh_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0DEFB65P9BW3C8DZ2SDS

 

http://www.ecoair.org/eco12p.html

 

Would this unit be any good?

 

 

Note to mod- I hope this post is okay as its not asking for technical support, if it is somehow not relevant then I am sorry


Edited by hbyton, 27 May 2014 - 09:15 AM.


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Posted 27 May 2014 - 09:49 AM

As far as portable air conditioners go, there are a couple of things that you have to be aware of. If you look at the last picture on the page you will see a large vent pipe to vent out the hot air. You will have to put this through a window. They should come with an adapter that is placed under the window and lets the pipe vent outdoors. You will also have to watch the catch bucket that will fill with water and has to be emptied every so often depending on the humidity. Hope this helps.

 

Edit: I am not sure of the electrical requirements. It may be required to operate on a single electrical line. You can try downloading the installation manual on the manufacturers site if available.


Edited by JohnC_21, 27 May 2014 - 09:53 AM.


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Posted 27 May 2014 - 04:04 PM

Why wont a fan do the job? For £100, you could buy 10 fans!



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Posted 27 May 2014 - 04:48 PM

That is a good point, my thinking is that fans don't actually cool the room down or reduce the humidity in the air.  Also the room that I am working in at the moment does not have any windows that open but does have a vent that an air conditioner hose would fit through.


Edited by hbyton, 27 May 2014 - 04:50 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2014 - 04:55 PM

In a high heat, high humidity environment, fans don't really work well. Air conditioning it the only way to go.

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 06:05 PM

I have one of these. They work great in a small room Like a bedroom, Just watch out you get what you pay for, The cheap ones do not work as well and they can eat electricity like its free.

 

http://airconditioning.delonghi.com/



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 06:24 AM

I own 2 of them. 1 is in the master bedroom, upstairs, and the other is downstairs. My house is very old and it will cost around $20k or more to put central air in. I like them both. They both work well, both are vented out windows. The one upstairs, even tho it's 12,000 btu can not keep the large bedroom cool during the day in the heat of summer. Largely because the room has south and west facing windows and for the majority of the day the sun beats down on that part of the house.

But I would recommend them to people who don't have central air and don't mind the unit in the middle of the room. (Or at least it feels like it)

 

Edit;

I've never had to empty the tray of water. The heat from the coils does a good job of evaporating the water.. :blink:


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 11:46 AM

Hello, what brand is your 12000btu air con?



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Posted 30 May 2014 - 06:33 AM

Hello, what brand is your 12000btu air con?

 

It's a Soleus, it also heats if I want it too. But no reason for that upstairs..


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Posted 11 June 2014 - 01:29 AM

I badly need one of those now... it's a bit expensive, i guess i'll find a cheaper version






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