Pumps out plenty of cool air
We have used this over one summers so far We live in Melbourne so its freezing all year and then its 40c over summer. Portables are perfect for us and this one works very well. It cools much more than its diminutive size would suggest and can easily make a room habitable even on those 40c days. Simple set up and very basic remote. Good bonus is that this model does not require the water tank being emptied as it vents it outside. Would purchase again, good unit
Good cooling over summer
We are currently renting which means we can't install a split system and our landlord is too cheap to get one so this was style our only option. I actually performed way better than I expected - my dad said that portables were not up to par but this one did manage to cool the bedroom. It's a bit noisy and the window kit isn't the strongest but these are always something of a compromise. I did cool which meant I could sleep and that's a good thing!
Works just OK
This works, yeah, but only just. Its cold when you are sitting right in front of it but it never once cooled our living room down properly. Its from Aldi special buys and its similar to other things we have got from them. Dubius machines of unknown origins branded "Stirling". It is fragile and you have to be careful because it would be easy to snap some part of it - especially the window kit. We kept it because we rent and we were desperate for anything that cooled but I wouldn't buy the same one gain.
Small spaces only
Got this in on of those Aldi special buys. I kind of knew that these had limitations and found out, yep, they CANT cool a normal sized lounge room in full summer heat. It was cool, even cold sitting directly in front of it but it never did much to the overall room temperature. In my small study - it was actually quite good so there is a definite hard limit with room sized and these things. I will say that its quite well built and worked perfectly the whole time/
Much Better Than I Hoped!
This really saved us during the summer - it was far more effective than I thought it would be. Everyone told me that portable aircons are useless but this one really bought the goods! It is the more powerful model that ALDI do an it was more than adequate in our bedroom - in fact we would have to tun it down once it has reached a good temperature or it would be too cold. It noisy when running but not so that you can't sleep. More of a white noise. It comes with a window hose and remote control both of which are good. Its packed away now but I will be using it again next summer.
Good Room Aircon
We got this in an attempt to cool our overly hot home office. I actually did pretty well for an Aldi product. It seemed a bit dubious when we unpacked it, but once we got everything hooked up and turned on, it cooled very well. I is noisy, but not too bad. It annoyed my wife but not me, I was just pleased to get some cool relief. It comes with a remote and a window pack. Overall a decent machine.
Lots Of Cold Air
I was amazed at how effective this little air-con on wheel is , especially when people had told me they dont work. This model certainly does! We had it in the bedroom and had to tun it down as it was too cold. We even had it running in the sitting room and it made a good difference there despite the large size of the area. It comes with a rather basic remote and a widow kit too. Overall this doesn't feel like it will last forever due to some cheap plastics in some area (hose etc) but while we have it it does a good job on hot days.
Fantastic Bedroom Aircon
We got through a sometimes very hot summer with this in the bedroom. Its a little noisy which I am fine with but bothered my wife a bit. It does a great job of cooling small spaces though - puts out really frosty cold air. There is no water tank to empty with this model which is a relief. You just connect up the pipes to the widow kit and away you go. A good product. just dont look too closely at your power bills!
Works In Small Spaces
This is a good and bad product. The good news is that it does as promised and puts out icy cold refrigerated air. The bad news is that it only has enough power to effectively cool a small space. I used it in the small home office - it was good. I moved it to the lounge room - it was no use. It was good sitting right in front of it but it could nit get the room temperature down effectively. Buy for small spaces and its good.
Worked Well Over Summer
We have this back in storage now that the heat has passed but it did championship level work on those hottest days over summer. Our lounge gets it directly from the afternoon sun which is great in winter but too much in summer. This little unit was able to bring it from 'unbearable' to 'pleasant' in about 30 minutes. It never actually made the room cool-cold, I think that would be expecting too much because of the space but it stopped it being horrible and hot. When you stand near the machine you can feel it putting out cold chilled air. It did very well and I will be relying on it again next summer.
Saved Us From The Heat
I wasn't sure if this would work or not but I am so glad we purchased it. It has been quite a hot summer and this made all the difference in our poorly insulated house. You have to set it up quite close to a window and close the window onto the attachment that holds the hot air pipe. Start it up and around 15 minutes later...sweet relief!
Its a clever design that expels the humidity outside too so there is no water tank to empty. It comes with a remote but I just turn it on and off at the machine.
It works very well and at the end of summer in storage it goes for next year!
Works but not the best
How house is old with the high celling and over summer gets very hot, we brought this over summer to cool our sons room down
It works but not great room was still hot but no where near as hot as it was without the air conditioner
The price is affordable for any household to own one
Good For Bedrooms Not Lounges
This little portable aircon has been a mixed blessing.
It works just as it should but you cannot exceed the suggested room size or it quickly gets overwhelmed on the really hot days. It did such a good job cooling our smallish bedroom that we tried it in the lounge - no good. It was cold in front of it but it never cooled the room down
Its good for bedrooms but that is all. Noise is not too bad and overall I am happy with it.
You just need to be realistic about its abilities.
Only Good For Smaller Rooms
This Stirling Aldi branded portable air conditioner is both good and bad.
It does what it says, it is portable and it cools the air but their are better models available. It can really only do smaller bedrooms and studies. Forget about cooking a lounge sized room with 3.5kw it isn't going to happen.
It looks reasonably good but closer inspection shows cheap plastics and the remote is very basic.
On the good side it is reasonable quiet for a portable and you don't have to empty any tank. It automatically mists the water vapour and sends it...
Lifesaver! Lots Of Very Cold Air!
Note this review is for the black coloured 4.1KW version Model A008A-14C
Aldi seem to sell these quite regularly but all models are not created equal! They released this more powerful black 4.1KW model last December and it's a little ripper. Really pumps out the cold air and not too noisy caveats: for a portable unit and for a medium sized room that can seal up
I would say that if they bring this particular model out again go for it as it really cools well but know that the hoses and remote are not made from the strongest plastic so I don't know how many years it will last,]
Overall a good machine that cools well but not A1 build quality
My angel this summer! How did I live without it?
I have stayed sane this summer thanks to this little beauty. I bought it on impulse at my local Aldi store, right before a big heatwave hit. I work from home and during the day temperatures in my house can reach 40 degrees. It was not too bad to set up...I did have to do some DIY with the plastic window placement thingy and use lots of masking tape and even put a screw in to keep it in place...but it has been worth it. Not useful for a big room or house, but perfect for a bedroom-sized room if you keep the door shut. I now work from a small roo...m on hot days and with the added de-humidifying function, I find it stays very comfortable in all kinds of weather. Easy to move around from room to room, although I had to buy an extension cord for one space that was far from the power outlet, as the exhaust tube only stretches so far. The noise is not too bad and in fact it creates a nice white noise to camouflage noisy neighbours - bonus! It's early days yet, but with this little beauty, I never need to worry about renting a house without air-conditioning anymore. Thank you Stirling, I can breathe again!
Worth the cheap price
Hey people. This fan is exactly what you pay for. Aldi special at the end so don't get your hopes up too much. Still does what it says and keeps you cool. Just blotting power will stret demisnishing a bit as time goes on and then it will be a average fan enough for the same room or garage
Saves me from the heat!
This air conditioner is perfect for my flat which does not have any cooling systems. It is very quiet which allows for a peaceful night sleep and circulates well to ensure the whole room is cooled down. I would not be able to sleep in these hot summer nights without it! Installation was straight forward and I can move it easy to whatever room I need it in!
Do not buy..... useless, intermittently turns off... when you need it. I just destroyed mine out of
Turns off all time.
I just destroyed mine.... plastic crap everywhere.
Heats up, blows cold for five minutes.
I will never buy this brand again.
Does the Job
This aircon can cool a room given a little time, not a unit but just one room is fine.
the window kit installation is easy but seems to missing bolts to hold the three pieces in place.
It is nice and quiet, i was pleasantly surprised.
however it only blows to the left at all times, i would have like a more flexible setting.
Questions & Answers
Is this product now available? This product was listed on sale 21 October but it wasn’t available at your stores
Can I get a. Hose for my portable air conditioner ?I lost it on moving house ?
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