Challenge 6 Litre Portable Air Cooler Fan - White
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We also like the fact that you can clean the filter under the tap or in the dishwasher, and that the illuminated side panels can be set to glow with a choice of seven colours if you fancy a little mood lighting. The air conditioner can then draw hot air from the room into the body of the unit, cool it via refrigerant, blow the cooled air back into the room, and vent the extracted heat out to the outside world.
Interestingly, figures aren't given for decibel levels on the highest fan speeds, suggesting they climb quite a lot higher as you scroll upwards through its two additional speed settings. Key specs – Tank capacity: 9l; Air circulation: 300m³/hr; Speeds: 3; Oscillation: Yes; Freezer blocks: No; Extra features: Humidification; Power consumption: 65W; Dimensions: 301 x 280 x 660mm (WDH); Weight: 4.
She’s now Decor Editor at Ideal Home, offering advice on creating your dream interior, whether that's choosing the perfect shade of paint, investing in a new sofa, or sourcing on-trend and sustainable products for the home. tank won’t last much more than a day, but for sweet relief from overheating it’s as good as coolers get. It weighs in at 24kg which means its relatively lightweight compared to most of the portable air conditioners in our round-up, which average 30kg plus.
This background noise is far easier to ignore than the operating noise of most mobile air con units, meaning our reviewer could even sleep with it on in the bedroom.We haven't tested it thoroughly yet, but third party reviews mention it being basic – and noisy – but still doing the job of lowering the temperature when you're looking to beat the heat. After being massively impressed by the brand's virtually silent Duux Whisper Flex Ultimate Fan, we had high hopes this unit was going to be just as whisper-quiet, but sadly that also wasn't to be, with the North Smart proving just as loud as your average portable air con.
The first thing you'll want to consider when choosing the best portable air conditioner for your home is BTU.However, for many of us this isn't the reality, and if you struggle to keep your home at a bearable temperature during the summer months, then a portable air con unit could help.