portable aircon...would you want to have one?

@jHoEn16 (2043)
Australia
October 17, 2007 10:05am CST
we just bought a portable aircon last week and i can say that its not bad.... its like a standard fan that you can put whenever you want. on your window or on your sliding door.. no need for installation.. and the good thing of it, is that you can bring it with you if you move on to another house :) how about you guys? do you have a portable aircon? how many? would you ever want to have one? :)
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
As much as I would love to, but I also have to consider the high cost of electricity here in our country!;) Though there are times hwere I can bear the heat, I would rely mostly on fans. I guess I'd have to think of buying that one day (portable or those fixed ones), when I finally got rich and that my house is already like a shopping mall!;)
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
18 Oct 07
We use a 110 instead of the 220 and the 110 is just as cheap as running a few fans but it keeps a few rooms tolerable and cool in hot weather. My brother in law was running fans in each room in his house and he talked to the electric company where we get out electricity form and they told him that running a portable 110 air conditioner unit would be more cost efficent then all those fans running all the time with the air condiitoner atleast his house now stays cool and it actually cut his bill by a few dollars especially if you get a energy efficent one that kicks off when it hits a certain temperature. Well I hope one day you will be able to get what ever you want and be able to use what ever you want without second thought.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
That's the big diffrence mtdewgurl, the electricity we consume is 220. Though we would love to enjoy it, we would have to consider on something the money for something more worth than buying AC's.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
20 Oct 07
oh cmon pal!!! it will take long before you can make your house as big as a shopping mall!!! :) youre so barat... hehehe
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
18 Oct 07
I have a portable air conditioner that my husband puts in the window every summer and takes out for the winter we don't leave it in the window all year because to much heat would escape. I do have 4 portable window box fans as well. My sister has a portable floor air conditioner that has a hose that hooks to a window and sucks in air to be cooled it is a little noisier then mine but it cools a room just fine possibly better then mine and cost $495 but it can easily be moved from room to room just by unhooking the hose and pulling the handle since it is also on wheels. It also is a heating unit it heats and cools both. No hose is needed when it is being used as a heating unit
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
20 Oct 07
thats what we do with ours... use it only when its hot... but if its cold we put it on a place where it doesnt disturb us :) thanks for the responce
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
24 Oct 07
My husband just took ours out of the window yesterday since we have been having alot of cooler weather. We had a hot summer can't say that I am not glad that it has cooled off enough to take it out. Have a nice day.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
25 Oct 07
oh thats goood atleast it will lessen on your electric bill now.. thanks for the responce pal
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
24 Oct 07
We tried looking for one months ago before my sister's family came for a 1 month vacation... but we were unsuccessfull... portable aircon is not available in my country yet so they had to bear with the heat and to just use an electric fan when they are not in a room with airconditioning... It would be cool though to have one in the house...
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
25 Oct 07
ohh im sorry to hear that i hope it would be available there soon... thanks for sharing pal
@noriko (1254)
20 Oct 07
oh i dont know if i will buy one. here in our apartment there is an aircon already and it can be used as heater too during the winter. if ever we will rent an apartment without aircon maybe i will avail a poratble one, coz here we cant just install something without any permit or notice.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
20 Oct 07
oh i understand that!:) thanks for sharing friend!:)
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
That was cool! I would want to have one but I guess not for now, I'm ok with electric fan I have in my room..We cannot afford it right now and the extra cost of electricity that comes with it. But sure..I would love to have it someday.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
20 Oct 07
i dont want to buy that thing if i dont have a kid coz i can survive the heat just using the fan... but i cant bear to see my son sweating while he was sleeping just because its too hot... so we get it even if we dont have enough savings :)
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
18 Oct 07
Hello jHoEn16, Is it something like cooling air tower? I think I saw that before in shopping malls but never intend to buy one. But I did try the machine and it wasn't bad at all. Maybe, I should buy one for my baby. He can't stand the heat (we are living in a country with hot and humid climate) and the mom can't stand the air-conditioner. Very difficult situation...
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
20 Oct 07
yeah i think that would be a difficult situation... but you know that we mums can do everything just for our kids... we bought that aircon too for my son because its starting to hot here in cains now
@GardenGerty (115076)
• United States
17 Oct 07
I have one, and it cools a room sufficiently but I am not happy with having to be sure it is vented out the window, and making sure the condensate runs out of the unit and preferably not onto my floors. I will buy some window units next year. I am trying to get away from heating and cooling the whole house, and would prefer just to have units in the rooms to heat or cool when I need it, and no other time. I think that is much more economical.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
18 Oct 07
yeah thats more economical... we used the portable aircon if its too hot only coz my son cant sleep properly and he is sweating... but if its cold.. we just used the ceiling fan
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
17 Oct 07
I had one in my old house. It was brilliant, I loved it...
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
18 Oct 07
that was good! :) its really brilliant.. and i salute the person who invent it! :) thanks for the responce pal
@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
17 Oct 07
I had one (when we lived with my parents) but it was just not doing it for us. It was only cooling one room, it was expencive to run and the noise was killing me. In our house we have ducted cooling and I love it. No noise it is cool all over the house and you dont freeze if you sit under it but you are boiling hot 5 feet away the temperature is the same all over.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
18 Oct 07
i think thats the negative side of it... too noisy... but its okay with us coz we get used to with the noise... but its not good with others like you coz you hate noise... :) thanks pal for the responce
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
I have seen portable aircon before but I dont have one. I still use the wall-mounted unit. I want to have one portable aircon though if I will not consider the cost. It may be too expensive. One or two would be fine. Great day!
• Philippines
26 Oct 07
silly you, why buy portable aircon? so you can bring it to a beach? or take it with you when you travel to alaska?
@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
25 Oct 07
hey.. how big is it ? i have an airconditioner at home and it works almost the round the clock when im at home... cant stand the heat...LOL... how much did you buy it? im very interested... well, lemme see, if it fits my budget... hahaha