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The 3 Best Portable Air Conditioner Models For The UK In 2019

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If you are looking for a review of all the best portable air conditioners in the UK, you have found the right place. 

We review all the latest and best portable air conditioner UK models on the market, to give you peace of mind that you will be choosing the right product for your home.

Below, in the table, you will find that the portable air conditioner reviews start with the most highly rated first, then descend accordingly. For people who are in a hurry, you can use the table. For people who want a more in-depth review, you can scroll further down the page, where we provide all the pro's and con's for each.

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TOP RATED

MYLEK Large Portable Air Cooler
  • Its ionising function keeps the air around you clean.
  • The device is energy-efficient.
  • It is lightweight, and castor wheels mean you could move the air conditioner to any location in your house.

TOP PICK

Igenix IG9703 Portable Air Cooler
  • It is easy to use
  • It is portable

TOP VALUE

Pro Breeze® Oscillating 30-inch Tower Fan
  • It has a wireless remote control for easy control of the device’s settings.
  • The built-in timer provides energy efficiency.
  • Included is a long 1.6-meter cable for easy placement of the device in the best location.

You no longer have to dread summer with this portable and stylish air cooler.

Your office and home will be more tolerable with the ever-efficient MYLEK model.

It produces a natural-like, relaxing cool breeze that will make you not want to leave your house.

Standout Features
  • Its wide-angle adjustable louvers ensure that as much area as possible gets cool air.
  • This 65W power device has a ten-litre removable water tank and two ice packs. Its humidification function causes water to turn into vapour, producing cold air for maximum cooling of your space. Its oscillating function ensures maximum circulation of the cool breeze.
MYLEK Large Portable Air Cooler
  • This 65W power device has a ten-litre removable water tank and two ice packs. Its humidification function causes water to turn into vapour, producing cold air for maximum cooling of your space. Its oscillating function ensures maximum circulation of the cool breeze.
  • The device is easy to control. It comes with a clear LCD. It also provides the option to use face buttons or a simple-to-use remote. The appliance also features an eight-hour timer.
  • It comes with castor wheels for portability and lockable rear castors for stability. The model has a monochrome design that will fit in with your interior.
  • It measures 76cm x 38cm x 30cm, making it relatively small for a device with its cooling capability.
Pros
  • Its ionising function keeps the air around you clean.
  • The device is energy-efficient.
  • It is lightweight, and castor wheels mean you could move the device to any location in your house.
Cons
  • You need to constantly top the device with water to keep it functioning optimally.
  • It needs regular cleaning and changing the ice packs for maximum efficiency.

You will get all the comfort that comes with a cool breeze during summer with this portable Igenix IG9703 Air Cooler. It comes containing a powerful air cooler, humidifier and air cleaner to use in a small to medium sized room. There are no vents on the outside which cancels out the installation process.

With the LED display on top of the unit, you can easily read control the features. The unit has three different breeze settings that you fine-tune to get the desired breeze. Also, there is the fan function with 3 speed settings (low, medium, high) to allow intensive airflow. On it, there is a 7-hour timer that when set to operate, it runs uninterrupted from 1-7 hours. This is great for pre-cooling the room or putting the unit off when asleep.

Igenix IG9703 Portable Air Cooler

The features on the unit will provide great performance and enable simple usage. First, there is a large handle and the unit of fitted with castor wheels to enable maneuverability. Then, there is a 6-liter water tank that can be removed when full to enhance performance. The closed front grilling is a barrier that keeps dust and impurities from getting inside. In addition to providing great convenience, you can operate this machine with the remote-control it comes with.

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Pros
  • It is easy to use
  • It is portable
Cons
  • It is slightly loud

For a cool and fresh room with your favourite scent filling the air, you need this Pro Breeze air conditioner.

It will ensure your office is the perfect temperature to work. It will also keep your bedroom at ideal coolness during summer nights.

It is a high-quality, safe, and efficient device.

Pro Breeze® Oscillating 30-inch Tower Fan
Standout Features
  • This model comes with a super powerful 60W motor with 70-degree automatic oscillation. It will cool a large room perfectly. It provides a normal, natural, and the sleep wind mode providing the option to cool your room to your preferred level.
  • Its innovative built-in aroma diffuser will circulate refreshing aromas in your room.
  • The appliance comes with three fan speeds: low, medium, and high performance. It comes with a built-in timer that automatically turns on and off in intervals of seven and a half hours, with a 30-minute increment.
  • You can adjust the settings from across a room using a non-complicated remote control.
  • It is slim and elegantly designed to sit in your living room or office without clashing with your décor or taking up too much space.
  • With a weight of 3.9 Kgs, the device is lightweight and portable.
Pros
  • It has a wireless remote control for easy control of the device’s settings.
  • The built-in timer provides energy efficiency.
  • Included is a long 1.6-meter cable for easy placement of the device in the best location.
Cons
  • Standing at 30 inches, this model is tall.
  • It makes a slight noise that would be distractive for a light sleeper.
Conclusion

If we were to pick one of the three above to be crowned kings, it would have to be the Igenix. The other two are great and are more than capable of doing the job, but we feel the features of the Igenix and it's reputable brand name for this type of product just nudge it over the finish line so to speak first for us.

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A Mini Guide To Central Air Conditioners And How They Work

Central air conditioners differ from your portable or window installed air conditioners in terms of their size and efficiency. Central ACs are usually larger and are designed to cool and dehumidify entire buildings.

The best air conditioning unit systems work more or less the same way. They draw in cool air from outside and distribute it indoors.

At the same time, warm air from within the house is collected and directed outwards.

To achieve this, the central AC includes different parts like fans, compressor, refrigerant, piping/ducts, expansion device and evaporator coils. The refrigerant collects and releases heat and moisture from air as it moves along the piping.

Types Of Central Air Conditioners

The best central ac units are either split systems or packaged systems.

Split central air conditioners are comprised of two main units, (outdoor and indoor) connected by a network of pipes. The outdoor unit contains the compressor, condenser and expansion valve while the indoor unit contains the evaporator coil.

Packaged central ACs on the other hand have all their components housed in a single unit that’s placed outside. Packaged central air conditioners come fitted with water or air cooled condensers.

What To Consider When Buying The Best Home Air Conditioning Systems

Energy Efficiency

A new central AC installation can see your monthly electricity bill rise significantly. Luckily for you, today’s air conditioners are being built to consume less energy while at the same time being highly efficient compared to older units. You can easily know your new air conditioners energy efficiency by looking at its Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) or its Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER). A higher SEER rating indicates that the unit is highly energy efficient. In other instances where SEER and EER aren’t provided, you can check the cooling and heating capacity which is usually given in kW or BTU.

Ease Of Installation And Maintenance

Some of the best air conditioning units are quite difficult to install and maintain. Some of the factors that determine whether a unit is easy to install and maintain include its size, weight, features it has and whether it’s a split or packaged air conditioner. Packaged units are considered easier to install and maintain.

Ease Of Operation

The best residential ac units are designed to be easy to operate. Many of these appliances include well designed control panels and easy programmability which allows them to turn on and off depending on the settings you have chosen. Other features that make modern air conditioners easy to operate include variable fan speeds and remote control operation.

Brand And Warranty

Central air conditioners can be expensive to install and maintain. You’ll want to buy a unit from a reputable brand which offers a favourable warranty policy.

About the Author Harry Thompson

Hi, I'm the founding guy of Product Spy. Highly experienced in home and garden appliances through years of online research. I want to help everyone in the UK by streamlining their research when buying a new product. I will be putting the hours in researching to find the best products so you don't have to.