pretty good aircon unit but not as good as wall hung units
We got this for our daughter's room. Its a not big. I'd say 2.5m x 2.5m with a 8ft ceiling. The doorway to her room is beside a small bathroom. We put the unit in there as it needs to vent out a window. It comes with a window venting kit. So the unit blows aircon cooled air into her room.
Basically it lowers the temperature 2-3C and that's after several hours. So I'm not overly impressed. It is also pretty noisy as it is basically equivalent to the old window mounted units people once had. You could not sleep with it near you.
An issue w...ith it is the unit generates its own heat so the bathroom it is in gets quite warm which probably works against the unit. Wall mounted units with the compressor outside do not have this problem. It seemed well made and overall not bad but I do wish it really lowered the room temperature by alot.
Six years and still going
I bought the Kogan 10,000 BTU unit in 2014.
I found it satisfactory and originally gave it 3 stars, but because it's still going six years later I have now given it 4 stars.
I gave it 3 stars because I was probably expecting more cooling but it was my first ever AC purchase. After six years there is a slight rattle coming from the engine but it's a minor issue and to be expected after six years!
This AC probably doesn't work effectively for medium sized rooms that get very warm - especially in the summertime. However, it is still useful en...ough to sit/ sleep in front of; the jet of cool air is sharp and goes right across the room. This device does cool down small rooms effectively. It's quieter than I expected and it's easy to set up and lightweight. There have been no issues with any aspect of its operation except for the slight rattle after six years of moderate to heavy use.
Unreliable and poorly designed
We used it for a few weeks, then switched off for 3 months, and when we attempted to start it again, it did not start. A quick google search reveals that we are not the only ones in this situation. Other problems with it: the water tank is so small that it fills in about an hour in the heating mode (depending on the humidity). So in the heating mode it's pretty useless. The alternative is to connect a hose to it, but short of drilling a hole in the floor, it's not a workable solution either. The hose must be level, as the water does not have any pressure and does not go up the hose. A regrettable purchase.
Questions & Answers
I have a KAPORAIR12GA unit.
When I have it on the "Heat Mode" should the drainage tank be filling and needing drainage?
My swing function stopped working after 8 months. Whats wrong? We have to do it manually.
Is the power supply from a normal 10 amp power point and what is the power consumption when compared to other common large appliances?
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