Powerful portable aircon
We bought this unit during a heatwave. The unit itself is heavy. Sign of a quality unit.
It took around 30 mins to assemble the exhaust hose. It needs to be close to a window to be safe to run.
The unit cools down a room very fast.
We only have one negative point to make. We use our aircon in the bedroom. Our unit has blue lights that at night I can tell they are on. (Tall ships use red lights in living quarters that are constantly on at night when you sleep. The red light doesn’t affect people’s sleep.) polocool please take this into consideration as having the blue light is like having a constant light on in the room
Perfect for our small stand alone art studio
After much searching and deliberation, we settled on the Polocool 58.
Perfect for a small to medium space, might even do a reasonable job on a large space, but dunno.
Not a criticism, but more a suggested improvement would be to have larger wheels or somehow make the overflow outlet for the water higher so that you can get something under it.
I have made a 100mm non slip stand for the unit which works ok, but better thinking and ingenuity from the makers could eliminate this issue.
The Best Portable Choice
I love this aircon!
I saved our skins on so many hot Melbourne nights.
I have tried many of the portables but only these Polocools really bring the goods an effective cool down a lounge room on a 40c plus day.
They have much more solid construction than most of the others and also don't require the water being emptied as they mist it into the outlet vent.
Trust me, the others are pretty much a waste of time compared to this unit. Good news on spare parts too, they are readily available locally in Melbourne from Polocool.
Sure its dearer but you can't go wrong with this unit.
It's worth it.
Good unit to cool down a lounge room space
The unit was a savior during summer. The installation was relatively simple, but moving it beyond the living area is a little difficult. Using it in the bedroom was obstructed by the plastic window output not being long enough to lodge in the door. The unit was relatively quiet compared to the previous Polocool unit we had. Pretty satisfied with the unit but it was just short of strength making it into the bedroom.
I'm very satisfied with this aircon, cools my small room down completely and isn't too noisey at all. The price of the aircon is completely worth the value! I'm a very happy customer and would definitely recommend the brand Polocool for your next air con purchase. Thanks Polocool for helping me with this heat!
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Wouldn't be sleeping at night without it
Extremely satisfied with this unit. Very easy to install, hubby installed all on his own. The noise of the unit is medium. Excellent product for this Australian summer. If we didn't have it no one would be sleeping as kids can't handle overheating. Would recommend product to friends and family.
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Pure coolness at its best
I would be lost without this magical unit now. It has managed to keep up on the hottest of our days without so much as a hiccup. My son has autism and doesn't cope with the heat well so this has been a god send. The noise is actually not that loud which i was happy with.
Waste of money
Replaced a smaller older unit from Kogan with this piece of junk, won't cool a room down, goes from cycle to cycle and just blows air, DON'T buy one, no back up no nothing Harvey Norman should be ashamed to sell it and their salesmen are just liars who have no idea on what their selling
This is the best refrigerated Air Con
This unit is amazing, it has far exceeded my expectations. The unit will cool a good sized room on the hottest of days. The cooling by refrigeration is by far the best air conditioning that a portable unit offer's. It is easy to move around, very portable. The filters are so easy to slide out and clean. The unit looks modern and has a remote control that will access every feature of the unit. The options are many and suit all need's. It will coll to as low as 1 degrees and with ease. I can not recommend this product highly enough. Great for renter's, spare room's, rumpus rooms and main areas....
The best portable air con available on the market, full stop.
Purchased a Polocool Mega 6KW second hand unit from Gumtree three years ago, after doing alot of research on the various options.
Yes, portable air con units are heavy, bulky, inefficient and costly to run, however when this is your only option as a renter, you cannot go past the Polocool Mega.
My suggestion to any prospective buyer is go for the larger 6KW model as you need as much cooling power possible, regardless of the cooling size of room guides mentioned by manufacturer.
Those guides tend to be based on a 'perfect' environmen...t, when in fact my home is old and cannot retain heating or cooling due to the building condition. The unit has been run solid daily each summer for 3 years, sometimes up to 20 hours non stop without a break, and does not skip a beat.
Hot Weather Saver
This machine is AMAZING!! we got this living in a very small apartment and it literally takes moments to cool down the place and it keeps it cool. We find this sometimes better than a standard split system in the hot summer days. we will always use this during summer
The best portable air conditioner on the market
Cooling a fairly large bedroom in 40 plus degree heat is a big job for any AC and this one did it perfectly. Whilst not cheap it does the job better then any other ac ive had. The only downside is the lights on the top which i had to cover to sleep due to the brightness.
December 7th 2017 Update: The best portable air conditioner on the market
Cooling a fairly large bedroom in 40 plus degree heat is a big job for any AC and this one did it perfectly. Whilst not cheap it does the job better then any other ac ive had. The only downside is the lights on the top which i had to cover to sleep
This does the job if u r renting
Firstly, This does cool and just cool. It keeps the room cooler if not icy. We got the size they recommended but I would say we needed bigger as it drops the temp but doesn't really make the room cool like a split system. It does need emptying even if u dont use the dehumidifier. and its messy to drain as the drain is so low to the floor. Take it outside. It is super noisy so beware if u need a quiet unit. But if u r renting and need a unit to cool then this does the job
Does an ok job of cooling but quiet noisy and hard to sleep with due to fan noise changes when temperatures are reached. As it comes on and off at early hours of morning causing an unsettling sleep. And also does this when it hits a low temperature alarm. Recommended only use for day use only.
DOES work but consider your electricity bill
I purchased this late in summer 2016 after not being able to stand the heat in my poorly ventilated, poorly built house. I was using another unit already but it was only working to cool very small rooms and the rest of the house was too hot to bear. I did my research and quickly figured the polo cool was about as good as it gets when it comes to portable units. And that's if you buy the 6.0kw top of the line model. The reviews were mixed but I got it home and was pleasantly surprised that it actually did work for my large open lounge area. It c...ooled the space significantly, struggling to work on only the hottest of days (40C+) but it did the trick for most of summer and kept us more comfortable. So, pros are it does work. It's noisy but not obnoxiously so. Cons? Price. This unit is hugely expensive and installation of the hose + window set up can be fiddly. It is extremely heavy and difficult to move around, especially if you need to get it up stairs. ELECTRICITY BILL. This thing uses a lot of power and if you're desperate enough to buy one you'll be desperate enough to use it all day, so expect a giant electricity bill. This unit is only for those who know they have no other option to stay cool. If you can figure out a way to install a split system, do that instead.
Great for first few years, then smoke poured out, it is now dead
It was a great little air conditioner, especially because we moved a lot. However, a few years after purchasing it, one day we turned it on and smoke started coming out of the air cond. needless to say it was dead, and found its way on the rubbish pile.
I would consider another one, but not from the Ballarat store, as he treated us like we broke it on purpose and offered no assistance.
Very loud but works well
This air con works well,not to bad on power consumption considering size,the only real problem was the noise its very loud ,i have this in my rented small lounge room and have to turn the tv up to 90 to hear it.I like the auto timer function and the remote very user friendly easy to operate
Works like a treat!
My kids call this the coool magic box. It is an absolute gem in summer.
I would turn it on for 30 minutes at night and the room would cool right down! One of the most efficient and money savvy piece of technology i have ever bought. Best investment so far!
We needed something to get us through the summer from hell while waiting to make a longer term decision. We tried this in the bedroom but it was indeed too noisy for comfort (wooden floors) - so we have gone with a separate window unit. We have used this in a large, open plan lounge area. It definitely takes the edge off and if you are sitting in front of it, it will get you through an otherwise unbearable day.
Does A Great Job
Our evaporative Air Conditioner decided to die in the middle of Summer so instead of making a quick decision on a replacement we purchased a portable air conditioner. We have a large open space living house and the main area is basically 5 rooms in one. This air conditioner manages to keep this large room comfortable, we do have the temp reduced to 18 degrees but it still does a great job on such a large room. It even cools the passage to the other rooms quite well also. It is fairly noisy but that is to be expected for such a large uni...t. Would certainly recommend. Has made our summer very comfortable until we can replace the good old evaporative system on the roof. Might be a bit of a shock to go back to evaporative especially when we get humid weather.
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