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.
Was great until it stopped working
Was a great machine for almost 2 stinking hot summers. Then stopped working - started overheating and stopped releasing hot air at the back. Could be a fire hazard. Contacted polocool and response I got was "return to seller" a bit hard when its out of warranty. If it had better support would rate it better.
Pefect answer this summer
I was warned that portable air conditioners don't work but decided to give this model a go based on some positive reviews. It is fantastic. Really works as well as installed unit as it has a large outlet hose for the hot ait that is simple to fit into a sliding window. Temperature gauge is simple and easy. As the reviews I read stated it is a bit noisy but doesn't bother us. It does not have a timer to set it to turn off after an hour or to preset so we just set the temperature up to about 23 degrees and it turns itself on and off during the ni...ght. When we get home we turn it on to 18 degrees and it doesn't take long to cool the room. My partner in her 50s loves air con and she wasn't going to stay at my place as much this summer. I am not an air con lover but recommend this problem solver
Works well, if you can stand the noise.
1. This A/C unit cools well.
2. Control panel on the unit is easy to use, as is the remote control.
3. Good having it on wheels to move it around.
4. Window extensions are available separately.
1. This unit is very loud & it's hard to hear the TV when it's on normal volume.
2. Very, very heavy. (Thank heaven's the unit has wheels!)
Would have given a 5 star rating if it wasn't so noisy.
Good for a small room.
Moderate sound level when operating, cools quite well, good for a small area. Would not recommend for a lounge room - even if it is used in the m2 allowance. Does take up quite a bit of space. Great choice if you're in a rental. One of the better portable units.
Mum loves it
bought the 6.0 kw model and they love it I get a update on how good it is every hot spell really made a difference .By closing different doors they can even cool the bedrooms down.and with the inverter it is not to bad on power.got it for a good price with extended warranty from harvey norman its like a gift that keeps giving
Has saved my sanity over this endless hot summer.
We have this unit set up in our bedroom as it's the only room we can close off, the lounge room being way too open and you'd have to sit directly in front of the fans to gain relief, whereas in the bedroom the temperature drop is very noticeable.
It's been a little ripper and keeps the bedroom very comfortable indeed. My health is not the best and I cannot take the heat that our Brisbane summer has dished out this year. Over a month now without a decent break in hot weather. Both myself and our elderly dog, who also can't take the heat, have l...
Great on hot and humid days
I bought the 6.0kW model because of the open plan design of the rental house I'm living in. It does a great job of keeping us cool while we are sitting in front of it, but due to the limitations of a portable air conditioner, once you move too far away from it, you know longer feel the cool air. I like this brand because there isn't a need to empty the water collection tray as the water evaporates. It is a heavy unit, weighing approx. 45kg, so isn't all that portable but for us that isn't a problem because we have no need to move it from the ro...om it is in. I don't find it too noisy, in fact I don't believe it is any noisier than our ceiling fans. Installation was straight forward and connecting the exhaust hose and window attachment was easy following the supplied instructions and was completed in about 10 minutes. I have wrapped two towels around the exhaust hose to insulate it and this had reduced the amount of heat that radiates back into the room. All in all, I am very happy with the air conditioner
dont buy as waste of money
bought this as salesman said best on market and this was after i told him i was pensioner and was costing alot stupid me for trusting, had to take back twice as very loud, thurmostat goes on and off all the time and cooling is no better than fan.it is heavy ,no handles to move ,swapped for omega altise and have never looked back.
Great & powerful unit
Ok, let's start by saying it's not very quiet as it's not a fan. The condenser unit is in-built to the portable aircon hence the noise. If you can't accept the noise, I think you need to get a split-system installed. However if you're like us and can bear the noise, this is a great unit. It's powerful enough for a 1-bed apartment living room (not very big space-wise) during those hot days. I would rather have the noise and than to bear the summer heat. It also comes with piping and window kit, which we wrapped in bubble-wrap for a better insulation against outside warm air. From memory, we only had to empty the water tank twice in the 5-year we have this unit.
Don't go there
Got this unit for Christmas- store model did not show there was a massive hose that needed to be fitted out a window - very loud and means it can not go in a bedroom - tried unit on lowest temp and left room - only slight change after one hour and water leaking - no customer support - no point having extended warranty when not happy from start - spend an extra $299 and get a reverse cycle.
Great air conditioner
I bought this model 2 years ago and i have had no trouble with it. It was so good i bought a second one. Now if it is hot i not longer care as i know it will cool the rooms quickly i place it in. As for the sound it is not really that bad and i would rather a bit of sound than sweat all night in a hot room. As far as im concerned if you want a good unit buy this one.
Always gets a full tank
I do like this air conditioner for an average sized room. It cools it beautifully. My only complaint is the advertising says you never have to empty the tank yet my unit needs emptying every 20 minutes or so. And they are not the easiest things to empty making it more of a nuisance than a help I have called the company and the seller and no one can help. It's left us hot and bothered which is a shame because it does cool well. Perhaps they should take that line out of their advertising.
Competent unit, a little noisy works fine except the timer!
We replaced our 10yr old Delonghi 3.5kw portable air conditioner with the above unit 19th December 2016. Purchased from Harvey Norman Auburn. The polo cool is definitely more noisy than the Delonghi unit it replaces but is far superior in cool a similar space. Easy to install and running in minutes and cools the room quickly. So far no problems but I would never have brought this unit had I known about the timer: BE AWARE, this is not a 24hr timer (we had one on the Delonghi) all this timer can do is delay the start or add an end time which means you have to set it every time you need to use it, you can't set it to come on at 5 pm every day. Really inconvenient and given the cost of the unit, a poor omission.
the unit i purchased last summer is suitable only for people who dont want to hear anything else it is so noisy there is no way anyone could sleep with it running .it does cool up to a couple of degrees but not enough on hot sultry days .sorry i spent the money
Was good for a while
We had the same problem as above. Worked perfectly for a few months then keeps cutting out to fan only. Polocool say it's the room temp that's cool enough - never had this problem before.
Has anyone else had it do this? I'm out of warranty now too . Not sure what to do
Seriously, I had a lesser POLOCOOL which after a fortnight started to cut out and simply blow the fan. Took that one back to Harvey norman and threw in another 600 PLUS 200 more for extended warranty but Still the Same crap problem! Called POLOCOOL but support person was none the wiser. SHOULD have gone the reverse cycle a/c!
was a bit skeptical about portable air con, but this does make a difference. No air con will drop temp more than 10 degrees when its 40 degrees plus. The secret is turn it on early, close doors and windows, and vent the unit according to the instructions supplied. A bit noisy perhaps, but better than being hot and uncomfortable all night.
For me, money well spent. A must for people who rent. Shop around, prices do vary. Purchased mine in January, no problems so far. Does what its supposed to do.
Polocool Not Cool
While our bedroom is only about 12sqm, the Polocool 4.4kw could never get it cool enough past 23 degrees and it is only 25 outside (10:45pm). We have to run another electric fan to circulate the air. We wasted a good $1200 including the extended warranty from Harvey Norman. Installing the kit on our sliding glass door windows - they are the only windows in our bedrm- was also a pain. Now we have this wooshing sound eveytime it is windy outside. Wish we just put in another $800 to install a real aircon ie wall mounted split system. I can't wait...for autumn to remove this giant piece of useless machine from our room. The hubby wants to still keep it as a matter of principle...we bought an expensive product, let's suffer through its uselessnes!!!
I was a bit dubious about how effective this would be, but was pleasantly surprised. It works quickly and effectively cools 2 large rooms. I put mine in a separate room if I'm watching tv but it's no noisier than the old box air-conditioners. Easy to put together but it is heavy.
Questions & Answers
I need a longer window slider approx 1 metre long any ideas were to purchase.
I live in Perth
The water storage is cracked. Can this be replaced?
Where can I purchase a replacement water storage component, I think the drainage nozzle has snapped off.
I have a PC mega 6.o watt and It has stopped being a air conditioner and only has the fan function ,no codes have come up on the screen ,we can hear the unit trying to turn the condenser on (if that is the right term )to be an air conditioner.
My question is can this be fixed?
- There are three models: the PC-35AP/C, which cools rooms up to 20sqm, the PC-44BP/C, for rooms up to 30sqm, and the PC58AP/C, suitable for larger rooms up to 42 sqm.
- Comes with an included window kit, that suits all window types and sliding doors. It’s meant to make for easier installation, but you can also purchase a ceiling/wall exhaust if this is more practicable.
- According to Polocool, the water tank never needs to be emptied, even when a room is high in humidity. This may be helped in part by the built-in dehumidifier.
- Included timer allows for easy set-and-forget functionality.
Overall, reviewers appreciated that the Polocool PC AC models were quiet in operation, that they usually only had to be emptied out once at the end of summer, and perhaps most importantly of all – that they produce crisp, cold air that kept a room comfortable, no matter how high the barometer rose outside.
|Category||Portable Air Conditioners||Portable Air Conditioners||Portable Air Conditioners|
|Features||Dehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote Control||Dehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote Control||Dehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote Control|
|Cooling Power||5.5 kW||6 kW||4.4 kW|
|Cooling Capacity||19,000 BTU||20,000 BTU|
|Dimensions||775 x 365 x 568 mm||775 x 365 x 568 mm||775 x 365 x 568 mm|
|Auto Restart Function||No|
|Max Room Size||39 m²||42 m²||30 m²|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Release date||Oct 2011||Oct 2011||Oct 2011|
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