What Portable air Conditioner should I buy?

What Portable air Conditioner should I buy?

Portable air conditioner is a self-contained portable system ideal for cooling single rooms. They typically sit on the floor and come with an installation kit for quick set up. Most models also have wheels so you can move them to different rooms, making them a nice alternative to window units.

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Isocool Portable Air Conditioner Services 

At Isocool pty Ltd South Africa, we do portable air conditioner supply, portable air conditioner installation and portable air conditioner repairs in areas around Gauteng which include, Johannesburg North, Johannesburg South, Johannesburg West and Johannesburg East. Jump to the end of this article and check areas we cover or continue reading to learn more about portable air conditioners.

Benefits of Portable Air Conditioners

Portable Air Conditioners Do Not Require Installation

This means you do not need to call an air conditioning service near you to get your air conditioner working. All you need to do is unpack, connect the electrical switch and turn it on! This saves up the whole hassle of having a technician drill the walls of your home and install the AC.  However, you will still need to regularly call an air conditioning service in Johannesburg, for your regular service and repairs.

They can be moved from One Room to Another

The best part about portable ACs is the ease with which you can move them. So you can use your one portable air conditioner in all the different rooms of your house without any hassle.  There is no need to call an Air conditioning service in Johannesburg, if you want to place your air conditioner in a new room. They can be put it in your bedroom at night and easily shift it to the lounge when your friends are over the next day.  You can place it wherever necessary.

Portable Air Conditioners Are Getting Less Expensive Everyday

As technology is advancing, portable ACs are becoming more and more affordable. Different models are being launched regularly to encourage people to buy them. The initial models were quite large but the latest ones are much smaller and hence easier to afford. This makes your dream of purchasing a portable ac easily affordable!

However, before you decide to buy a small portable air conditioner, make sure you talk to a professional from an Air conditioning service in Johannesburg, Isocool pty Ltd. They will be able to guide you on what size of AC you should opt for according to the sizes of your rooms.

Portable Air Conditioners Can Be Hidden

Another advantage of having portable air conditioners is that they can be hidden or put away when you don’t need them. If you feel like the air conditioner is ruining the look of your interior, you can simply place it somewhere it’s is not as visible. You can also store it someplace else during winters if you don’t want it to occupy space in your room.

Make sure to contact an Air conditioning service in Gauteng, Isocool pty Ltd to get tips on where you can place your AC without ruining its cooling ability.

Downside of Portable Air Conditioner

Not all is rosy with the portable air conditioners. While they boast of an array of useful benefits, they do have their own downsides compared to other type of air conditioning systems.

Unwanted Noise

The first and most important drawback is that they produce significant noise. So if you are someone that is easily irritated by the noise, they might not be the right option for you.

However if you feel like your portable air conditioner has recently started to make more noise than before then do contact an Air conditioning service in Gauteng, Isocool pty Ltd immediately. This may be a sign of some serious internal problem which can only be solved by a trained professional.

They are Less Economical

Portable air conditioners tend to use more electricity for cooling. As they do not have an outdoor unit, so they release some warm air with the cool air they produce. This warm air is not so noticeable but it does slow down the cooling process. This is why they are usually switched on for longer time periods and can lead to higher electricity bills.

If you feel that your portable air conditioner is producing evidently warmer air than it might be time for a repair. Make sure to contact a trusted service provider like Isocool pty Ltd One Hour Heating for your Air conditioning service in Johannesburg.

You Have to Empty the Drain Tanks Regularly

Some portable air conditioners have tanks to store the water produced in the cooling process. You will have to empty these tanks regularly in order to avoid them from overflowing and leaking in your room. This can prove to be an unnecessary house chore for someone with a busy schedule.

If the water tank in your portable AC is empty and it is still leaking water then there has to be something wrong with it. This is a sign that your portable air conditioner needs repair from an Air conditioning service in Johannesburg.

Not Effective to Cool Very Large Rooms

This is by far the worst drawback about portable air conditioners. If you have a very large room at home then your portable AC will not be able to cool it adequately. The whole point of having an air conditioner is to provide effective cooling and comfort in your home.

Portable Air Conditioner Brands we trust at Isocool

Hisense Portable Air Conditioner

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Hisense portable air conditioner

This Hisense 400 sq. Ft. 3-speed portable air conditioner with LCD remote control also features a dehumidifier function. This 12,000 BTU (ASHRAE) and 7,500 BTU (DOE) capacity portable air conditioner can be placed in large rooms and is easy-to-install with the included window kit for windows 18 – 50 inches wide. Additional features include a quiet compressor, and a new centrifugal fan design (provides quiet operation, 47 dB on low), programmable 24-hour on/off timer, dimmable LED digital controls, and 2-way airflow adjustment.

Key points

  • Cools area up to 400 sq ft room (20 ft X 20 ft)
  • 3 Modes – cooling, fan, and dehumidifier
  • 12,000 BTU capacity (ASHRAE) and 7,500 capacity (DOE) at 47 dB on low
  • Removable, washable air filter
  • Dimmable LED digital controls and LCD remote control
  • Programmable 24-hour on/off timer cools on your schedule
  • Easy-to-install window kit with convenient parts that snap together – does not require cutting
  • Adjustable louvers automatically open to a preset position after the unit is powered on
  • 2-Year limited warranty gives you peace of mind

Alliance Portable Air Conditioner

Alliance Portable Air Conditioner Service & Repair
Alliance Portable Air Conditioner

A good quality air conditioner unit, provided it is regularly serviced and well maintained by a reputable Aircon company, will last many years beyond that. If areas around Johannesburg choose Isocool pty Ltd with a track record for quality service.


  • Alliance Portable Air Conditioner 12000 Btu/hr
  • Model AAP-12 IN
  • Eco-friendly R410A Gas
  • 12000 Btu/hr.
  • Cooling and Heating.
  • For areas up to 24 m²
  • The Alliance Portable is equipped with a flexible exhaust hose to vent via a window
  • Auto Restart and Auto Swing
  • Timer with Sleep Mode  
  • PLUG & PLAY Requires No Professional Installation
  • Excellent value for money!

Midea Portable Air Conditioner

Midea Portable Air Conditioner Repair & Service in Johannesburg
Midea Portable Air Conditioner

If you’re looking for an air conditioner for your bedroom, the Midea could be an excellent choice. Not only is it the ideal size and capacity to effectively cool an average-sized bedroom, but it also boasts an innovative sleep mode.

The Midea Portable Air Conditioner, ASHRAE rating 8,000 BTU (5300 BTU 2017 SACC standard) delivers fast, effective cooling for spaces Up to 150 square feet. This 3-in-1 AC unit cools while simultaneously providing fan and dehumidification functions in any home, bedroom, office or cabin; creating a relaxing and comfortable environment.

  • Delivers fast, effective cooling for spaces Up to 150 square feet while simultaneously providing fan and dehumidification functions.
  • An easy-to-read LED display and includes a compact remote control (batteries included) to easily set the time, temperature, and mode.
  • Attach the 5ft hose and adjustable window brackets (fits openings from 26. 5-48“), turn the unit on and let your cooling begin! An exhaust hose and window kit are included.

Haier Portable Air Conditioner

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Haier Portable Air Conditioner

This unit does a good job cooling and dehumidifying, it is a good value. It is cost effective and worth the money. Some of its features include;

  • Delivers 9,000 BTU cooling capacity at ASHRAE 128-2001 / 6,100 BTU SACC (Seasonally Adjusted Cooling Capacity) for small rooms up to 250 sq ft.
  • Built-in air conditioning, two fan speeds, and dehumidifying capabilities provide flexible and optimal home comfort
  • Under most room conditions, the AC will evaporate any water the unit collects, so there’s no need to drain excess water
  • Portable AC installs easily in double hung or sliding windows with no cutting required

Air Conditioning Experts Say

You can get professional advice from the most professional service providers to help you make the best decision. Isocool pty Ltd South Africa has been serving Gauteng, for more than 10 years. We have the knowledge and experience to handle quality HVAC system installations and repairs. Call us at 078 922 2884 or contact us via email at info@isocool.co.za for more information about the difference ductless air conditioning can make in your home.

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