Have 3 different mobile A/C, the other 2 are great, had this a year and already this is the third time for F1
It is used in summer only, and its been 3 times gone into this F1 mode. I had to leave it off for about a week for it to reset the last time.
Purchased in January 2020 for A$900.00.
Broken within 24months
We have only used the unit a few times, but it has broken within 2 years. A lot of money for something that doesnt last. During operation it worked well in a small space, but poor in poor in larger spaces
I previously had a delonghi 2.1w unit and found it slow to reach a cool temp and even when it was cool, it struggled in my 30sqm room.
I got a piu16 for the extra BTU and it makes a massive difference. It takes about 5 Min before the condenser kicks in but once it does you get nice cold air belting out. I wouldnt say the unit is "quiet" because it's an air conditioner and is meant to make noise but it's fine so maybe the other reviewer had a defective one. It's not something you could sleep with it on unless youre drunk or a heavy sleeper but...that's expected unless you get a split system. The only thing this Ac lacks is adjustable fins but my delonghi didn't have them either. This unit is excellent and I highly recommend it particularly on a day like today where is 39 degrees in Sydney. Very happy with my unit. Not cheap but worth the money.
Purchased for A$900.00.
The best portable aircon
Got this second hand and wow it is amazing cools down our small apartment even on Melbourne’s 40 degree days works best if you put it on early but definitely saved us last summer highly recommend.
Purchased in December 2019 for A$400.00.
Very pleased with this air conditioner easy to install soon had working so nice @quiet have it auto also very well made a real quality product the manual is a little bafling all the languages still l would highly recommend this air conditioner stood quality italian design
Purchased in September 2020.
The window kit is woeful. I have a sliding door and the kit that comes with the unit isn't long enough. I purchased another window kit - very expensive - thinking I could drill them together. This didn't work. I then taped them together. The extension part of the kit also leaves a few mm gap so it will never sit flush. I then gave up and bought something off Amazon to use as a seal. I then tried to use the window kit in the bedroom which has a short window. The extension kit was not suitable and I have had to plug to gap with cardboard. In term...s of cooling, it takes the temp down about two degrees which is disappointing. I think the temp displayed is the room temp, but I can't find anything to confirm this online or in the manual. The fact that the vents can't be adjusted is a negative. If you have a sliding door then be prepared! I am baffled as to why it is so hard to find a kit to accommodate.
My Summertime best friend!
I have owned this portable air conditioner for 8 years now and it is just as good as the day I brought it home. It cools my lounge room very quickly and maintains that cool temperature even on the hottest of days. I have owned other portable aircons in the past and none come even close to this one. It's quiet, portable, fits in almost every space and if taken care of will last you over a decade. Only one thing I would like to add, I would much prefer to be able to adjust the way the air flows. Other than that I would recommend this to everyone that's looking to buy a portable air conditioning unit.
Meets expectations, but too noisy in a small space
We had the PIU Cube 16 for just 24 hours before we returned it for a full refund as it was just too noisy in our small lounge room. The Good Guys explained to us that portable air conditioners are always noisy but that this model is in fact one of the most quiet to run. The baseline noise drowned out any TV volume so it may not be for everyone. However, it worked perfectly in generating large amounts of ultra cooled air and was a welcome addition in the heat so I would recommend it if you had a larger space that might dampen the running noise.
Perfect for a small room
I have been using this air conditioner for around 5 years and still works perfect. It is a little bit noise but you get used it. I dont have complaints
Purchased in January 2015.
No, too loud for me. False and misleading information on the description.When the unit is first turned on I was impressed with the noise level, just a mild humming noise, I thought great, yep, I can live/sleep with that. Low and behold after 3 minutes the unit kicks in and the noise coming from the machine is just like the rest of the portable air cons "loud".I was advised that Olimpia has the quietest air cons on the market that is why I went with that brand. Even the wording on the packaging the unit comes in won me over. On the box it states SILENT. Returned the air con back to the good guys for a refund.
Now, that is another review in itself and it is not a good one.
This air conditioning unit is fabulous for our bedroom. Does exactly what it is supposed to! It does well on it's highest setting and does well on the lowest setting to maintain the cool.
Awesome friend in summers
This aircon makes the room cool in minutes. The size best fits the place and is suitable. It is very nicely designed and fulfils the needs. However, the back pipe needs the place to keep the warm air out.
Purchased in April 2017.
We’ve kept it on all day, sealed off a small area of room to survive the heat and it’s still sweltering in here. If you stand right in front of it, you feel a cool breeze (albeit weak at best on the highest fan setting) , if you move 1m away from it, you can easily sweat (32 outside 29 inside). Very disappointing to purchase the worst performing portable aircon I have ever owned. Please save yourself the disappointment, do not buy.
- Olimpia Splendid Piu Cube 16
- Verified purchase
Saved us in the heatwave - highly recommend this portable air con
We bought this from The GoodGuys in Ispwich. It is a compact, quiet, easy to assemble portable air conditioner that can be used in portable mode or permanently placedby have holes created in wlals and the hose fixed in a permanent position.
It has been 35 - 39 degrees inside, however this portable air conditioner calls our loungerrom within 20 minutes making it a pleasant 22 degrees.
It has different modes which are easy to use and a remote control.
The model is quiet even in turbo mode.
- Olimpia Splendid Piu Eco 12
- Verified purchase
Perfect for small bedroom
My Evaporative cooler wasn't enough when the temperatures started reaching 44, 45 so my Son turned up this air conditioner. I am pleasantly suprised at how cool it gets my bedroom and how quiet it is.....compared to the evaporative cooler. It is light and easy to manouver and has more than enough exchaust pipe to reach my window. I live in a very dry area so perhaps that is why I havent had to drain any water like other users. I do however agree that fixed vents which point up toward the ceiling are rather annoying, also no swing function, which is why I gave it four stars.
Good for defined rooms only.
We got ours secondhand after minimal use by first owner.
Seems to work great. We just would have it in a smaller room if we could. We bought a kogan also to combine cool our openended rental house. In our big freaking hot room area we put a plastic lid visor thing over top to try and direct airflow onto us a little before it immediately wafts into ceiling.
Its a bit bulky and oddly shaped so doesnt fit cosily anywhere. (Found out that portables need approx 1metre of space because of hose).
But as stand alone would be aesthetically fine.
Struggles to lower the temp of a 4m x 4.5m room more than a few degrees. (Makes no impression on a larger room.)
Works only as a source of direct refrigerated air on the body - but even this requires modification as the air vent is un-adjustable and directed towards the ceiling (a piece of cardboard can be placed on top of the unit to direct the air flow horizontally).
The 'window air conveyor outlet' connection to exhaust pipe is flimsy and liable to fall off when attempting to move the unit even slightly.
If you are offered one of the...se for nothing, it can help you to get to sleep by blowing cold air directly on to you (with assistance of a flattened cereal box). Noting that if it is set on the timer it will make a loud 'clunk' as it switches off which may wake you.
Olimpia Splendid Piu16
Keeps the caravan cool and saves taking out a window to fit a box A/C. This is a refrigerated A/C (not evaporative) and it produces real cooling power with reasonable electricity use. The narrow air flow creates a good cycle of air around the room, as it's designed to do. It has wheels so it's easy to roll out of the way. The expandable hot air exhaust tube is long enough when it's set up near a sliding sash or casement type window. Does not interfere with insect screening. To keep it running efficiently, use dish washing detergent to wash the air filter and then spray it with Glen20 (to stop bacterial growth). Get one and sleep well this summer. 3 Year warranty. Just brilliant.
- Olimpia Splendid Piu Eco 12
- Verified purchase
Worth getting if you have no other options
This certainly does what it's supposed to which is cool a room. Bear in mind it isn't designed to cool large areas. I've only ever used it in a bedroom and it may take half an hour to an hour to get the room to cold but once it does it gets icy cold and stays that way. It can get a little loud on certain settings but if the choice is to sleep in a 40+ degree room that is quiet or a 20 degree room that is a little noisy, I'll take the latter.
Yes, it is heavy and awkward to move around, messing around with the window kit and filling gaps is annoying and it costs a lot to run, but if you have no other options to cool your place then this is still an excellent option to get through an Australian summer.
It's not perfect and the first one packed up on me
Got one of these for our small shead out the back. The first one lasted a week and had to be returned because it stopped blowing cold air. The second one has faired itself in the heat but at 40 degrees or fails big but when cooling lower temperatures it dose well.
Questions & Answers
what is code 3
where can i get a new filter from the original looks like its burnt
We bought Piu 14 on marketplace recently, want to ask how to drain the water since there’s watery sound when it’s running. There’s only 1 small black hole at the bottom, there’s no lid on it. Also what’s the capacity when it’s full and we need to drain the water? Thank you!
The Olimpia Splendid Piu is available in three models, all suited to different room sizes. To find out a room's size in square metres, you can multiply the length and width.
- Olimpia Splendid Piu Eco 12: With a cooling power of 3.52 kW, the Eco has the lowest coolest capacity of the three. It's suitable for rooms around 30 square metres
- Olimpia Splendid Piu 14: Features a cooling power of 4.1 kW, which makes it ideal for rooms 30-40 sqm.
- Olimpia Splendid Piu Cube 16: Suitable for cooling larger rooms up to 40-50 sqm.
- 3 variable speed settings for temperature control
- Auto mode: allows the AC to respond to its surroundings and automatically adjust settings for optimum temperature, ventilation and dehumidification
- Fan mode, which lets you use the portable AC (with its compressor and refrigerant) as a regular fan
- In-built dehumidifier, especially handy for sticky climates
- On/off timers, which are handy if you like going to sleep with the AC on, or you're prone to forgetting to turn off your AC before the room turns into an icebox.
The Olimpia Splendid Piu features mainly positive reviews, with plenty of reviewers recommending this portable AC to prospective buyers. Happy customers appreciated the Olimpia AC was small and compact, yet powerfully effective at cooling a room. Another point of praise was that this AC was quiet, even in turbo mode. All models have a maximum noise level of 48dB, which according to audiologists falls somewhere between the volume of moderate rainfall and a normal conversation.
This portable air conditioner is available exclusively at The Good Guys.
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