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7 Great air conditioning units to keep you cool this summer

BY Joshua Joda

17th Jul 2023 Home & Garden

4 min read

7 Great air conditioning units to keep you cool this summer
You can stay cool, calm and collected this summer with these useful air conditioners
As we prepare for what could be another sweltering summer, you may already be feeling the heat and looking through your house to find the fan that’s been tucked away for a few months. Aside from using fans of varying sizes and shapes, there are other ways to keep yourself cool and relaxed in the heat and air conditioners are just the right piece of equipment for that.
Naturally, they’re more heavy-duty devices and powerful enough to keep medium-large sized rooms cool, even in very hot and humid conditions—which is why they’re ubiquitous in hot countries. Here are a few top choices to consider if you’re on the lookout for a new unit.

Costway 4-in-1 portable air conditioner

Costway 4-in-1 air conditioner
A lot of modern air conditioners are multi-functioning. This unit can act as a fan, ventilator, dehumidifier and air conditioner, to suit all your home-cooling needs. It also comes with four operating modes and two fan speed settings.
Plus, with 7000 BTU (British thermal units), this air conditioner can provide cooling for a small room within around 25 minutes. Plus, with a user-friendly LED control panel, it’s easy to get up and running quickly.
Specifications:
  • 7000 BTU
  • Dimensions – 30D x 71Hcm x 30W cm
  • Speed settings - 3
  • Weight – 21kg

HOMCOM 8000

Homcom 4-in-1 air conditioner
Another multi-purpose air conditioner, this unit is suitable for use all day long and features an automatic cut-off, shutting down when its tank is full, though a 24-hour timer can also be set to allocate a desired running time.
You can make use of an on-unit LED display to control the device or do the same with an included remote control. And with 8000BTU, it’s suitable for a medium-sized room and can cool an area relatively quickly.
Note: The unit comes with an exhaust hose that must be used with the air conditioner. Assembly required.
Specifications:
  • 8000 BTU
  • Dimensions – 77.5H x 78.7D x 30.5W cm
  • Speed settings - 2
  • Weight – 23.6kg

Inventor Chilly portable air conditioner

Inventor chilly air conditioner
This air conditioner comes with two fan speeds and an on-unit digital display, suitable for areas up to (20m2) 215 square feet, functioning in three modes: cooling mode, fan mode, and dry mode to dehumidify a room.
The unit has an A for energy class rating, emitting no ozone affecting gases, and at 25.3kg, it’s relatively lightweight and easy to manouevre. Although relatively small for an air conditioner, with a max power setting of 9000BTU, it’s more than capable enough for effective cooling.
Specifications:
  • 9000 BTU
  • Dimensions -70.3H x 34.5D x 35.5W cm
  • Speed settings - 2
  • Weight – 25.3kg

AEG ChillFlexPro

AEG 9000
This air conditioner is a powerful corded unit, both an air conditioner and dehumidifier that's great for rooms and areas up to 21 square metres. The machine also has good mobility, being portable and easy to move around on its provided wheels.
Specifications:
  • 9000 BTU
  • Dimensions - ‎85H x 51.6D x 42.2W
  • Speed settings - 3
  • Weight – 31.5kg

Pro Breeze air conditioner

Pro Breeze 4-in-1 air conditioner
The Pro Breeze air conditioner is a four-in-one unit with multiple functionalities, with the capability of cooling down to 16°C in small to medium-sized rooms. It also has extra connectivity, allowing you to conveniently control the unit from a smartphone, as well as being compatible with Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home.
Also included are air conditioner window kits with step-by-step instructions on how to set them up to fit slide and hinged windows.
Specifications:
  • 9000 BTU
  • Dimensions – 29H X 32D x70W cm
  • Speed settings – 2
  • Weight – 24.5kg

Inventor Magic air conditioner

Inventor magic air conditioner
As far as efficient air conditioning units go, the Inventor Magic is a powerhouse, to say the least, with 12,000BTU, which is about 3,000-4,000 units higher than your regular air conditioner. It also has a five-in-one multi-function feature, with three fan speed settings, a 24-hour timer and an LED display.
It’s also relatively compact and conveniently won’t take up too much space—coming with four omnidirectional caster wheels for moving it around the house at ease.
Specifications:
  • 12,000 BTU
  • Dimensions – 76.5H X 39.7D X 46.7W cm
  • Speed settings – 3
  • Weight – 33.9kg

Black + Decker BXAC4000

Black+decker air conditioner
Coming in between 7000 and 12,000 BTU in different models is this Black+Decker air conditioning unit, it features a 24-hour timer and two speeds of airflow for day-to-day usage. With the 12,000 BTU unit offering the most effective cooling and dehumidifying capability, with 3.4KW power.
All of the models have a strong dehumidifying element, capable of extracting several litres of moisture a day, with internal drainage and evaporation to save having to manually empty the water tank. Lastly, the units are also easy to set up, so you’ll cooling down and enjoying your home temperature again in no time.
Specifications:
  • 7000 BTU
  • Dimensions – 77H x 40.2D x 31.7W cm
  • Speed settings – 2
  • Weight – 20kg
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