Portable Air Conditioners Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of portable air conditioner would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
Does the job
If you have a small room to cool this will do the job, the unit is pretty noisy if you can put up with the noise then this unit cools pretty well and the dehumidifier does a good job as well.
Its an adequate air con. Would give it 3 and a half stars but don't have the option so four will do
Dont waste your money ..get a split system!!!!
I have had this 3.5kw mn series for about 6 week now ...seriously unimpressed with its cooling ability. I have the extremely hot plastic duct coming straight out and up to outside . have not extended it at all the cabin on my cruiser is 3 x 4 m it was 32 deg an hour ago best it ever does is drop the temp 3 or 4 degrees .. not good enough ..should have bought a split system... don't waste your money! it will cost some more but I now think its worth it...
This air conditioning unit is very high quality and cools a room down very quickly. It is easy to install and uninstall making it a great pretty unit. It is not silent but the noise is easily tolerable. Dehumidifier also works quite well to get rid of moisture. Great air conditioning unit overall.
Does the job but noisy
The cooling is great.. large bedroom that sometimes reaches 30 degrees is cooled to a comfortable temperature in around 10 minutes. The only negative is the sound. It is quite a loud whirring noise that eventually you can become used to but when you turn it off the difference is astounding, you wonder how you were able to bear it that whole time! When I need to turn it on during sleep I wear earplugs to make sure I’m not inadvertently damaging my hearing.. the fan option is nice as it’s less noisy, it actually can substitute as a white noise ma...chine and is quite pleasant to sleep with. Other than that the timer feature is good as well. Looking back at this purchase I wish I would’ve bought something much quieter. It’s not worth it to have such noisy machinery in the home and I would pay more for a quiet machine.
The unit cools my lounge room very efficiently, easy on the eye despite being cumbersome.
set up was ok, the bracket for the window is too short by 10cm and needed padding up, hose gets very hot when pumping air out. I chose this unit mainly because of it's low noise rating by Choice, it is no louder than my fan at full speed and the brand is reputable.
It is able to sufficiently cool a massive room on the hottest days. Sometimes i even have to turn it off because the room feels like a refrigerator! It's super easy to install. It is very heavy though. I'd say it's only downfall would be how loud it is. It quiets down a bit after about 5 - 10 minutes of having it on.
- MN12CES (3.5kW)
- Verified purchase
Efficient and easy to install
It is easy to install and efficient on reducing the heat in the bedroom, only down side is the noise from the cooling but was sort of expected from this kind of machine. The menu indicate you should consistently check if the water level in the machine is overflow but it never happen to me even I used it at least two nights a week for the last summer.
Couldn't have survived without this in summers!
Cooling is excellent!
Portable but it has a long pipe which needs to be fixed so better to keep at one place.
Installation is very easy
Not loud only when the remote is used to increase or lower the beep sound is very high which at night can disturb a sleeping child.
Cools an average room with in minutes.
Good working unit but too noisy
Bought this unit on special from COSTCO. When it was in COSTCO displaying, we could not feel the noise level but once it is operating at home the noise level is significant. I would say sometimes is very hard to bear the noise.
working to cool the room is not bad and definitely you will need a bucket for the water coming out. We were told by COSTCO staff that no water will be coming out. but I didn't believe it as it shows clearly on the back of the unit that water out tap is located. you will be amazed that how much water will come out.
Overall, I think this is not suitable for home use as the noise level is too high but good for office or shop.
GREAT product ever buy
the cooling performance is quick.
the portable unit look very minimalist yet modern, installation pretty easy but the air con hose not long enough because they only give you 1 meter.
the unit are bit loud if you put it in the bedroom, but if you able to sleep with people talking around you that means this machine noice not gonna effect you.
I was reluctant to buy a portable air-con after reading all the negative product reviews for all brands. Got a good price for this one, was assured it would cool one room (and one room only) and they were right. So far so good, it is great and has got me through this hot summer. Yes its noisy as it cuts in and out but you get used to the background noise. I like the look of it too. Can't move it up the stairs as its a bit heavy (tempted to get another for the bedroom) but so much easier and cheaper than getting a fixed air con in the wall.
Questions & Answers
Honeywell MN10CES / MN12CES
Is this a portable unit that can be moved from room to room
What does it mean when people speak about window kits?
Yes it can be moved from room to room. The window kit is used if you want to use the air conditioning function so it can push out hot air from the tube that’s connected to the window. I don’t use the window kit if I’m just using the fan function.
Here’s a google image of what the window kit looks like when attached with the honeywell
Will the window vent work with a window that opens out and only about 20cm?
|Category||Portable Air Conditioners||Portable Air Conditioners|
|Features||Dehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote Control||Dehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote Control|
|Cooling Capacity||3.5 kW||2.9 kW|
|Cooling Capacity||12,000 BTU||5,500 BTU|
|Weight||29 kg||28 kg|
|Dimensions||744 x 386 x 460 mm||744 x 386 x 460 mm|
|Maximum Noise Level||53 db||53 db|
|Max Room Size||450 m²||350 m²|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)||1 year(s)|
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