Air conditioners have been around for a really long time and today it is still a very exclusive piece of equipment to have in your home – mainly due to the fact that these units (especially installed air conditioners) are very expensive and so is electricity. People are also moving around all the time, which means that they might not want to install such an expensive device, only to leave it behind when they have to pack up and leave. Having said that, South Africa does have some of the hottest summers around and experts predict that this summer is going to be the hottest we’ve experienced in quite a while. In this article we focus on portable air conditioning systems, which can be moved around to your leisure, is often more environmentally friendly and less expensive. Hope you find this information useful, especially if you are considering in investing in such a unit this summer.
What is available?
GMCP10 – Cooling Portable Air Conditioner
This portable air conditioner has a cooling capacity of 10,000 BTU per hour. It is the perfect air conditioning system to make your home or office cool and comfortable in minutes. This unit comes with a remote control that will allow you to adjust the temperature from anywhere in the room or space. Also included is a dehumidifier and purifying pan. The 4-way air-blow swing creates very little noise and disperses air evenly across the room. It is light and easy to move thanks to the roller castors, and the unit is ready to use right out of the packaging without any need for assembly. The unit also comes with an exhaust hose that can be put out of the window. The window sliders cover open areas of your window to keep the cool air in! The filtration system also features advanced anti-bacterial cleansing action that purifies your air for a healthier environment. You can also breathe easier with a two-year warranty, free delivery and a money back guarantee.
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GMCP12R – Heating and Cooling Portable Air Conditioner
This heating and cooling portable air conditioner is the perfect solution to excessive heat or cold. Without the need for assembly and ready to use right out of the box, the unit is perfect for your medium to large-sized room or office space. It has a self-evaporating system with anti-bacterial technology that cleans the air while it cools and heats your space. The unit is small and perfect for apartments and other dwellings and spaces with low air movement. It features an independent humidifier and a 3-speed cooling fan. The GMCP12R has soft-touch keypads that allow you to set the temperature reading to Celsius or Fahrenheit which can be viewed on an LCD display. You can also use the 24-hour timer and clock to activate cool or warm air according to your custom settings that are stored in the on-board memory. The unit comes with a two-year warranty, free delivery and a money back guarantee.
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15000 BTU Bauer Portable Air Conditioner
This portable cooling system has a cooling capacity of 15 000 BTU per hour. It is ideal to use in your home or office as an air conditioner or a heating system. It is fitted with a fan cooler as well as a dehumidifier. The unit has a three speed control system which is accessible using a panel or remote control and it also has a 12 hour programmable timer. It has horizontal swing louvers for enhanced performance and is nearly twice as energy efficient than a normal air con system. The machine has an extendable exhaust hose of up to 1.8 meters and has a self diagnose capability and water full safety alarm. The air conditioner can be moved around easily with the help of strong castors at the base of the unit.
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12000 BTU Bauer Portable Air Conditioner
This little portable unit is not only affordable but can also help you save up to 30% in electricity costs due to the grooved copper tube and aluminium foil used inside of the unit. No installation is required for this product and it also does not have an exhaust hose to worry about, only a smallish venting pipe. The sleek modern design of the unit is complimented by the large LCD display on the unit and the wide angle remote control. The unit can be moved around easily due to castors installed at the base of the machine and is also fitted with Full Water Level Alarm as well as a dehumidifier and air purifier.
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Symphony diet 50T Portable Air Conditioner
The world’s tallest Tower cooler comes to you with incredible energy efficiency at just 175 watts. This Symphony cooler has a powerful air throw of 10.7m, allowing faster cooling and comfort and automatic louvers create better air distribution and the Diet 50T cools up to 23.2 m². This cooler has the world’s largest tank in its category, and it occupies very little floor space as well making it a perfect addition to cool your home with style. This cooler includes a large tank capacity of 50 litres allowing for less frequent refilling. It also includes high efficiency pads which cools 30% more than conventional pads. Multi-directional wheels are also used for easy moving.
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Nashua Portable Air Conditioner
This technologically advanced appliance is fitted with a Shower Cooling system and has a cooling capacity of 12 000 BTU per hour. It has a modern design with LCD display and a remote control to make using this product even easier. It comes with Whisper soft technology, which means that it hardly makes a sound and will thus not disturb you when you want to sleep. It comes with a flexible exhaust hose and an adjustable window slider kit. The unit can also be used as a heater during cold winter months.
Samsung Alliance Air Portable Air Conditioner
Requiring no professional installation, Alliance Air Portable Air Conditioners either cool or heat and can be installed within minutes by the home owner. This professional air conditioner has a cooling capacity of 12 000 BTU per hour and is suitable for room sizes up to approximately 25m². The system is very economical to use as it only uses about 1.2 kilowatts per hour. It is equipped with a 1.5 metre exhaust hose as well as 3 different fan speed settings. This unit not only cools or heats but also removes humidity and can be moved from one room to another as required. This system can be operated via remote control.
For more information visit www.samsungair.co.za
DeLonghi Portable Air Conditioner CF210
This portable air conditioner is a compact unit for regulating air temperature and humidity. Its extremely flexible characteristics make it easy to use at any time and in any room. It has small wheels that make it easy to push from room to room and it can be operated in multiple modes including cooling, dehumidifying and ventilating. This appliance has been designed for domestic use and may be used in the home, office etc. DeLonghi is known for its superior quality in technology. This portable air conditioning unit is superb. It has many advanced features including a remote control unit with remote control clock. All functions of the unit can be controlled from the control panel or the remote control unit.
Portable air conditioner maintenance
In order for your portable air conditioning system to last as long as possible, it is essential to give it the proper care and maintenance needed:
1. Drainage: Most portable air conditioning units also acts as a dehumidifier as it removes water from the air, which is then also used to assist in the cooling process. Portable Air Conditioners will collect condensate in buckets which need to be emptied often as it normally can not be connected to pipes that will drain this water automatically.
2. Cleaning inside: Portable air conditioners will usually have some sort of air filter to eliminate airborne particles, and some advanced units may even come with built-in air purifiers complete with carbon filters and ionizers. For effective particle abatement and optimal cooling efficiency, regularly clean or replace the filters in your portable air conditioner. This should occur on a bi-weekly or monthly basis, depending on use. If your portable air conditioner has a washable filter, slide the filter out, immerse it in warm water with a mild detergent, rinse thoroughly, and let it dry before replacing it back into the unit.
3. Cleaning outside: A clean portable air conditioner will result in increased air volume, so the actual housing of the unit should be cleaned every few weeks. Wipe the surface of the unit with a soft, damp cloth when the unit is turned off. Try to keep the portable air conditioner away from direct sunlight because this can change the colour of the unit’s surface.
4. When you put it away: An air conditioner is often not something you would use the whole year round, as some do not come with a heating option as well. Ensure that you store your air conditioner properly in order for it to be in good working condition when you want to use it again the following season. Prepare your unit for storage by draining all the water from the water tank and switching it to fan mode. After you have allowed the unit to dry properly for several hours, unplug it, clean the filter, wrap the cord around the cord hooks, pack the unit in its original carton box and store in a safe, stable and dry location.Tags: How-To, Renovating, Trending