If you are one of thousands that suffer from the heat, you would have been dreading the forecast for the next few days. The weather has finally turned sunny and temperatures are set to hit the high 30’s. Whilst most of us look forward to warmer days, there are some that the heat can have a devastating effect upon.
The elderly and the very young are prone to heatstroke which, in extreme cases, can be fatal. So if you have a loved one that you are worried about, and you think a simple cooling fan just won’t cut it, check out our portable air conditioning units.Amcor 12000 BTU Portable Air Conditioning Unit Mobile Air Conditioner – £319.98
Air conditioning units can prove to be costly to run, we all know about the amount of petrol they consume in cars when you have them on. This one is renowned for energy efficiency so if spiralling fuel costs are your biggest worry, don’t be. It also has a dehumidifier and fan, making it a good three-in-one product. The slim model rolls from room to room on castors and suits a medium to large room. A powerful machine whilst being energy-efficient.
Probably one of the easiest models to set up and use. Great features including an auto-restart button, self-diagnosis and evaporation, a sleep mode and multi-directional castors, meaning it’s a cinch to move about. Also has a 24-hour timer.
From: homebase.co.ukDyson AM09 Hot+Cool – £400
If multi-function is your thing, this machine from Dyson should definitely float your boat. It blasts a jet or either cool or hot air which can be set to provide a wide, narrow, close or long range stream of air. Easy set-up, just plug in and go. Had great customer reviews.
From: dyson.co.ukelectriQ AC9000E Portable Air Conditioning Unit Mobile Air Conditioner – £249.98
Another multi-function machine here, this one from ElectriQ. All all-in-one unit that can be used as a cooler in the summer and a heater in the winter. It cools by using water which evaporates to help to boost the cooler air even further. One of the most cost-effective machines on the market, it has hidden castors and very lightweight, making it a cinch to move about.
From: amazon.co.ukAmcor SF8000E slimline portable Air Conditioner – £199.97
This is a great machine if you only have a small room to cool down, like a bedroom or study. The slim line device gives powerful cooling and is also A-rated for energy saving. A good three-in-one device, as it works as an air conditioner, dehumidifier and fan.
From: appliancesdirect.co.ukChallenge Air Conditioner – £284.99
You get two speed settings with this machine, so you can have a blast of icy air to start with and then settle down to a more constant stream once the room has suitably cooled. Easy to use by way of an electronic panel on the top of the machine.
Easily roll this machine into place and the slim fit design will ensure it sneaks into the smallest of spaces. It has a powerful cooling capacity and can also be used as a dehumidifier or aerator. Simple to use, just plug it in and switch it on.