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Old 21st May 2013, 07:20 PM
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Well, it depends. We have wall-mounted split units in our bedrooms but found the mobile one useful in the lounge, or it could be lugged upstairs to chill guest bedrooms at a pinch. I find that once it goes over 26º-ish in the house it gets quite uncomfortable and an additional chiller can make life much nicer. We do everything possible to keep the place cool in the summer - persianas down once the sun approaches them, windows thrown open when the temperature outside is lower than in, etc., but all it takes is for some idiot to leave the door open (visitors!) and you've gained a few degrees that will stay there unless action is taken!

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Also much easier and cheaper to install, clean and repair than a fixed-up-on-the-wall unit.

And you can take it with you if you move.

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I am looking to buy a portable air conditioner for my room on the first floor. Around 450 square feet. Any recommendation? Thanks!

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I am looking to buy a portable air conditioner for my room on the first floor. Around 450 square feet. Any recommendation? Thanks!
To be effective, you will need to set up something to conduct the exhaust out to the outside world.

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I am looking to buy a portable air conditioner for my room on the first floor. Around 450 square feet. Any recommendation? Thanks!
You have to have an outlet for the hot air, usually a hose going out of the window. This means having the window open, which reduces the effectiveness as hot air just comes back in.

We used to have one in the bedroom and put it on half an hour before going to bed. It cooled the room down by a few degrees but within 15 minutes the temperature was up again. It was too noisy to leave on.

There are some innovative new designs, small boxes with ice-packs that you keep in the freezer. I've no idea how effective they are though.


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Thanks for quick response. I was thinking about Honeywell MN12CES. The price is ok and reviews as well.

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There are many things you need to consider when purchasing a portable air conditioner. For example, Size and Price, Single/Double Hose, Features, Noise Level, Energy Efficiency Ratio. As far as I know, air conditioners require a hose to exhaust the hot air from the room. You have to extend the hose from your window. Believe me, when you turn on the portable air conditioner, open the window a little too hot.
That's true. We used to have heavy thermal curtains and drape them round the hose so the hot air couldn't get back in.

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