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Getting Ready for the Summer - Portable Air Con       started by debs1966 on 12 Nov 2011   (23879)
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From debs1966

12 Nov 2011 11:24 AM
(111642)
Hi Guys Can anybody please advise me I am looking to purchase a portable air con system because I am really concerned being our 1st summer in Perth argghhh that we are going to be frazzled. My mum and daughter are coming in a few weeks time and there is no air con at all in the rooms where they will be stopping not even a ceiling fan so could be pretty tough for them. Can anybody please advise me which are the best portable air con machines to purchase are please ie. make and type? Also, where is the best place to get them from? There is no point getting ceiling fans etc because we are in a rental. Hope you can help. Cheers Debs
From tisme

To debs1966

12 Nov 2011 12:11 PM
(111643)
Last summer I saw a lot of them for sale on Gumtree which makes me think they aren't very good. You have to have the exhaust hose going to the outside of the house, which means leaving a window slightly open, and possibly removing the flyscreen. Have you thought about pedastal fans??
From Marshy

To debs1966

13 Nov 2011 1:22 AM
(111648)
We had some at work in our classrooms while we were waiting for them to be air-conditioned. They were rubbish and I wouldn't waste my money on them. On a hot day keep all your windows, doors, blinds, curtains etc closed all morning, open them up when the sea breeze comes in and you should keep a fairly cool house.
From Kieren

To debs1966

14 Nov 2011 11:51 AM
(111652)
We bought two portable air con units last year from Harvey Norman. They're not bad. Yes they do go out the window and no you don't need to remove fly screens. Very economical, and for bedrooms and the like are really ideal. Not much good for large living areas, but will easily keep a bedroom nice and cool no trouble. I'll find the make and model number tonight when I get home of the two units we bought. Pedestal fans are also a good option, especially those new Dyson blade-less fans....assuming you have enough dough to actually afford one that is!!
From Kieren

To debs1966

15 Nov 2011 2:40 PM
(111657)
As promised, this is the one we bought last year. Didn't pay that price though! They were on offer. Very happy with it for small room/bedroom use. http://www.harveynorman.com.au/product/1256972838584/polocool-mobile-air-conditioner-cooling-only