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Air conditioner (mobile) 12,000 BTU with remote was £279 now £125.00 at B&Q

£125.00 @ B&Q
Part of the going going going thing which finishes on Monday 4th May 2009. (postered by premier http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/392576/going-going-gone-3g-sale-starts-fri) but think everyone is missing… Read More
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Part of the going going going thing which finishes on Monday 4th May 2009. (postered by premier http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/392576/going-going-gone-3g-sale-starts-fri) but think everyone is missing a bargain!!

Have been looking for a while and seeing as were getting hot weather (trying not to tempt fate) an air con unit would be great for those really hot nights.

£279 down to £139 , but getting the 10% which is on at the same time brings the price down further to £125.

descriptionThis mobile air conditioner comes with a heating and dehumidifying function and is suitable for home, conservatories and offices.
featuresWidth (mm): 480

Depth (mm): 465

Height (mm): 930

Brand: Airforce

Colour: Silver effect

Remote Control: Yes

Basic chemical care info: Do not break the copper pipe inside the units, otherwise refrigerant will leak.

Warranty/guarantee: Guarantee

Warranty/guarantee details: This product has been made to our demanding high quality standards.

WEEE Requirements: Household Appliances

Model No.: WAP-35DIH

Energy Efficiency: B

Speed Settings: 3

Category: Mobile Air Conditioners

BTU: 12000
additional informationReverse cycle heating function
Fully functional LCD remote control and 24 hour timer. Requires 2 x AAA batteries (not included)
1.5m ducting hose supplied
Inbuilt filter
Dehumidifying function


All must remember that when u have bought the item, unpack and place where you expect to use and need to leave at least for 4 hours to allow the refrigerant to settle, but best to leave 24 hours!


UPDATE
WHEN U BUY THE A/C UNIT THEY WILL TAKE OFF 10% OF THE TOTAL VALUE OF THE TRANSACTION SO WILL PAY £125 THEN THEY WILL ALSO GIVE YOU A 10% DISCOUNT (PRIVALIDGE)CARD FOR ALL FUTURE SPENDS IN MAY 09 AT B&Q
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#1
going going goin (3G) postered by premier
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/392576/going-going-gone-3g-sale-starts-fri

if your going to go and pick this up you need to be able to drop your back seats and have an empty boot in a reasonable size car the box is big!!

Simply spend £50 or more in store this weekend (1st - 4th May) to receive your Privilege card and get 10% off everything in store until 31st May 2009. 10% off excludes gift cards, installation, delivery charges, tradepoint, trade discount card and internet - diy.com and nextday.diy.com. Terms and conditions apply. Instore only.

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/content/marketing/special_offers/images/priviledge_banner.gif
[img]http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/content/marketing/special_offers/images/priviledge_banner.img[img]

can't workout how to add the premier card picture........any helpers
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http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/content/marketing/special_offers/images/priviledge_banner.gif
#3
torby
http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/content/marketing/special_offers/images/priviledge_banner.gif


thank you, but how can i do in future
1 Like #4
Might be worth checking out your local Homebase too if you are in the market for one of these. I spotted some reduced from £200 to £100 to clear (so £85 with the 15% off voucher this weekend). Unfortunately I can't remember the rating or model number (most probably the 9000BTU model shown on their website). They have a 12000 BTU one on their website too for £115, although you can only get it instore so if you drop lucky (you can check stock in your local store on Homebases website - they have plenty in all stores near me) and use the 15% off voucher its works out at £97.75 .They also had other models & air coolers reduced too.
#5
professor yaffle
Might be worth checking out your local Homebase too if you are in the market for one of these. I spotted some reduced from £200 to £100 to clear (so £85 with the 15% off voucher this weekend). Unfortunately I can't remember the rating or model number (most probably the 9000BTU model shown on their website). They have a 12000 BTU one on their website too for £115, although you can only get it instore so if you drop lucky (you can check stock in your local store on Homebases website - they have plenty in all stores near me) and use the 15% off voucher its works out at £97.75 .They also had other models & air coolers reduced too.


Quite right with the post, but would like to add a couple of bits, the air con that you have post does not have a heat function, when I have been looking I thought that if the unit can be packed away no problem, but if going to be in situ for the whole year then having a heating function would mean it could be used all year round, or when the heating in the house packs up so a bit of a emergency backup option, also the unit from homebase does not have a remote and well I like my gadgets, but on that hot day, well it would be just tooooo much to get up to make the room colder.

Professor Yaffle, thank you for your post and am really grateful that you have added to the thread rather than someone who could just have voted cold and so rep on its way.

Hopefully between the two of us (and premier) then we can keep all HUKD cool enought o be finding more bargains all summer!:thumbsup:
#6
thepharmacist
Quite right with the post, but would like to add a couple of bits, the air con that you have post does not have a heat function, when I have been looking I thought that if the unit can be packed away no problem, but if going to be in situ for the whole year then having a heating function would mean it could be used all year round, or when the heating in the house packs up so a bit of a emergency backup option, also the unit from homebase does not have a remote and well I like my gadgets, but on that hot day, well it would be just tooooo much to get up to make the room colder.

Professor Yaffle, thank you for your post and am really grateful that you have added to the thread rather than someone who could just have voted cold and so rep on its way.

Hopefully between the two of us (and premier) then we can keep all HUKD cool enought o be finding more bargains all summer!:thumbsup:


I voted hot for your post any way :thumbsup:

The model I saw in Homebase for a possible £85 was 'A' rated and came with a remote control, but I can't remember any more as I wasn't looking for one!
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Basic chemical care info: Do not break the copper pipe inside the units, otherwise refrigerant will leak.


Oh balls, that was the first thing I planned to do upon receiving an air conditioning unit
#8
6% Quidco also available

Topcashback pays 8%!
#9
so cool I just had to add some heat.
#10
thepharmacist
thank you, but how can i do in future

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Don't use any spaces in the square brackets when you do it. Alternatively you can press the insert image button when making a post and paste in the URL of the image there.
#11
Nice one, Heat added!!!!
#12
jonny - the work!! heat added!
#13
thepharmacist
the air con that you have post does not have a heat function


Are you absolutely sure?

I have one that looks very similar, it comes with a remote control and it does have a heat function. Same model?

edit:

YES - HEAT FUNCTION.

This is the model I have... it's VERY good. Nice and strong, unlike other mobile air conditioners I've used. I paid £350 for this last year so this is a VERY VERY HOT deal.
#14
meinnit
6% Quidco also available

Topcashback pays 8%!


Just noticed that cashback is not available on reserve and collect which is what this deal is
#15
Do you need to spend £50 first before you get 10% off? If so you need to state that or adjust price in title.
banned#16
Just a couple of thoughts,

I have a couple of these exact units at work. Firstly, the water reservoir (filled as part of the de-humidifying bit of the AC) is not able to be emptied by users (has to have a pro called out to service it - believe me I spent ages taking it apart to try this). This is extortionate, when I looked into it, it was cheaper to buy a new unit. The one at work was used for less than two summers before we experienced this.

Secondly, these are only suitable for fairly small-medium sized rooms. And the room needs to be able to be sealed - including the window around the heat exit pipe (it comes with some basic foam sealers but these never do the job adequately)
#17
Anarchist
Firstly, the water reservoir (filled as part of the de-humidifying bit of the AC) is not able to be emptied by users (has to have a pro called out to service it - believe me I spent ages taking it apart to try this).

Surely if you're capable of taking it apart then you're capable of emptying the reservoir? The service engineer has to have a way of doing it... and if they can, so can you.

(Unless it's locked with a key or something)
#18
Anarchist
Just a couple of thoughts,

I have a couple of these exact units at work. Firstly, the water reservoir (filled as part of the de-humidifying bit of the AC) is not able to be emptied by users (has to have a pro called out to service it - believe me I spent ages taking it apart to try this). This is extortionate, when I looked into it, it was cheaper to buy a new unit. The one at work was used for less than two summers before we experienced this.

Secondly, these are only suitable for fairly small-medium sized rooms. And the room needs to be able to be sealed - including the window around the heat exit pipe (it comes with some basic foam sealers but these never do the job adequately)


I find this hard to believe as I have an Amcor one and I empty it weekly. I'm not saying that you're incorrect.
#19
Anarchist
Just a couple of thoughts,

Secondly, these are only suitable for fairly small-medium sized rooms. And the room needs to be able to be sealed - including the window around the heat exit pipe (it comes with some basic foam sealers but these never do the job adequately)


think they are suitable for rooms 4m x 4m which is aout the average house room size, there are different btu (power of a/c) so need to get one the right size for the room, the 12,000 btu mobile is one of the higher ones!.

Sealing the room.......well if the door is closed and the windows then the unit will work better, can also set the unit up and put a hole in the wall, but only do this if you know the location is going to be perminent. The foam pieces for when the pipe is put out the window are not the best, but I have found positioning can make a big diffeence plus a bit of tape!!!;-)
#20
torby
http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/content/marketing/special_offers/images/priviledge_banner.gif


meinnit
Do you need to spend £50 first before you get 10% off? If so you need to state that or adjust price in title.


I don't understand the extra 10% off the listed price of £139 either. It would appear that the Privilege Card gives you 10% everything in May, but you have to spend over £50 to get it. Therefore, does it take the discount off the goods that you were purchasing to get the Privilege Card in the first place? It's not that clear in thepharmacist's OP and if anyone could provide the detail, I'll be most grateful (and add rep of course!).

:thumbsup:
#21
HertzVanRental
I don't understand the extra 10% off the listed price of £139 either. It would appear that the Privilege Card gives you 10% everything in May, but you have to spend over £50 to get it. Therefore, does it take the discount off the goods that you were purchasing to get the Privilege Card in the first place? It's not that clear in thepharmacist's OP and if anyone could provide the detail, I'll be most grateful (and add rep of course!).

:thumbsup:

I cant find these details anywhere either. From what I can see you have to spend £50 BEFORE purchasing the unit to get the 10% discount.
#22
meinnit
I cant find these details anywhere either. From what I can see you have to spend £50 BEFORE purchasing the unit to get the 10% discount.


Totally agree and as they close in a few hours (presumably on a Bank Holiday) at 4pm, if anyone could explain the deal before they close we'd both appreciate it!
banned#23
If you spend £50 instore you get a 10% discount card, and all the stuff in store is 10% off...... But you must spend £50 to get the card.

SO £139 for this AC unit then 10% off is £125... I went to hinckley store and they have one left at £279, i showed them the reduced price and they said ok, so i reserved it and now im at home getting the cash :D
#24
hope I can clear this up.

When you spend more than £50 in store they will take of 10% of the total value and then give you a card for 10% off all future purchases for the rest of may 09.

So you will get 10% of the A/c transaction for the whole amount, hence the price going from £139 to £125. benefit is that you will also get a 10% card for the purchases for the rest of the month at B and Q, hope its clear.

Think the shops are open longer today as it is a bank hol and not sunday, but ring your local store to check.

HAVE UPDATED OP!!
#25
thepharmacist
hope I can clear this up.

When you spend more than £50 in store they will take of 10% of the total value and then give you a card for 10% off all future purchases for the rest of may 09.

So you will get 10% of the A/c transaction for the whole amount, hence the price going from £139 to £125. benefit is that you will also get a 10% card for the purchases for the rest of the month at B and Q, hope its clear.

Think the shops are open longer today as it is a bank hol and not sunday, but ring your local store to check.


Many thanks thepharmacist for the explanation - heat and rep added!

Edit: Just found this from a thread posted in Sep 07:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/92544/b-q-9000-btu-mobile-air-conditioner/

Not sure if it's the same make as it doesn't give details and link no longer works, but the last post says that the 12000 BTU model is now down to £125 - that'll be a 0% inflation rate for 1 1/2 years!
#26
Found this review on this model in Which? Might be useful for some, but tested as a £279 Unit, not a £125 one!

The Airforce WAP-35DIH is really impressive when it comes to cooling and it's also an effective dehumidifier. But it's expensive to run, and uses up more electricity than most when in dehumidifier mode.

This air conditioner has a three-speed fan and can double up as a heater in the winter. The fan doesn't have a swing option, but you can adjust the slats manually to point them in the most suitable direction. However, the vents are high up on the front and the airflow is very weak, so you won't feel much of a breeze even if you're sat right next to the unit. It's noisy, too.

The silver remote control allows you to set the functions from the comfort of your armchair, or you can simply use the control panel and LCD display on top of the main unit. The controls include a useful 24-hour timer which allows you to set the machine to switch on or off in advance - to come on before you get home from work, or to turn off after you've fallen asleep, for instance.

This tall unit comes complete with a window gap kit.

Pros: Excellent cooling, good dehumidifying, 24-hour countdown timer, remote control, window gap kit

Cons: Noisy, poor airflow, poor energy efficiency for dehumidifying, very high running costs
#27
Anarchist;5112673
the water reservoir (filled as part of the de-humidifying bit of the AC) is not able to be emptied by users (has to have a pro called out to service it - believe me I spent ages taking it apart to try this).
You are mistaken there. There will be a way for the user to empty it, or you may have an air conditioner that only works for one day in humid weather!
the room needs to be able to be sealed - including the window around the heat exit pipe (it comes with some basic foam sealers but these never do the job adequately)
There is no air inlet is there - only an air outlet. Therefore the room cannot be sealed because the unit would not be able to get a source of air to take away the heat. This is one of the fundamental inefficiencies with this type of unit: it has to suck air into the room it's trying to cool.
#28
I'm trying to reserve and collect.

The store I have selected is coming up as having this in stock, but when I add it to the basket, on the shopping list, it says the item is not available online, nor in the store I selected (but on the previous page it says it is available in the store) Somebody please help :(
#29
isherdholi
I'm trying to reserve and collect.

The store I have selected is coming up as having this in stock, but when I add it to the basket, on the shopping list, it says the item is not available online, nor in the store I selected (but on the previous page it says it is available in the store) Somebody please help :(


dont think they allow reserve and collect for going goin gone deals, strictly first come first serve....... best get in the car and head down, as mentioned earlier no quidco etc for reserve and collect either
#30
thepharmacist;5115413
first come first serve
served - you wouldn't rush to the shop to sell the item to someone else. :)
banned#31
i have one :D got it today!

Runs great, it realy gets cold! and warm!

the window kit is not the best but i fixed that with some tape.

im useing it to cool my office as my pc is a beast and needs the cooling and its reduced my room temp to 16c it was at least 30c.

problem is its loud, its not made to be sat next to, and the air flow is so damn strong my air is flying all over the place!

There is an air intake on the back and an air outtake to the window, also a Drain plug at back to drain all water after dehudmidfying it.... errm remote works great!.

I would recomend it to anyone! but i may be selling mine after summer as i dont think i would stand the noise next to my head for much longer.
#32
With the news saying that we are going to have a hot summer.
Better get this deal now while it's still cool (today i had the heating on, it was so chilly)

I've had one of these portable units for 4 years.
They do the job of making a room more comfortable and can be wheeled into the garage/shed when it's not hot (the other 362 days of the year)

Couple of points.
These are really heavy, despite the A rating - the make your leccy bill go mental and they are fairly noisy.

The permanent systems improve all the above points but question mark over installing such a system in the UK with our varied weather patterns.
banned#33
if anyone wants one of these AC Units i have mine for sale not exactly the same price as you would have paid at B&Q but they ran out of stock :)
banned#34
going to buy mine now from the bradford store, they have four left. am taking one so thats 3 left.
if you want me to get you one and you can then collect from my house, msg me asap,
i will be there in 15 mins. i will check my hukd msgs from b&q in 20 mins. u will need to pay me first into bank account (hsbc)
#35
Just been and picked 1 up from Grantham - had 2 in stock.


The box is HUGE!!!! it only just fits in the boot of a Saab 95 saloon!... didn't need to drop any seats tho which was handy, as 2 people would have had to walk home!!.... so be warned if you drive a fiesta


It's noisey too... but it does blow cold air... and the window kit doesn't fit as it's the same size as the adaptor.
#36
for all those that got an ac unit all we need now is a really hot summer!!!!:thumbsup:
banned#38
yea i saw that one, with there 15% off may thing it was £97.. BUT it doesnt have the heat function, This ones from B&Q heats up my room like no tomorrow! I put heat on and stick the outlet tube at the air intake on my pc and i have cool air in my pc and a nice warm room :D
#39
Anarchist;5112673
...I have a couple of these exact units at work. Firstly, the water reservoir (filled as part of the de-humidifying bit of the AC) is not able to be emptied by users (has to have a pro called out to service it - believe me I spent ages taking it apart to try this). ...


Before you even attempted to take it apart, did you read the instructions?

Did you not see the drain plug at the bottom of the rear of the unit that simply pulls out?
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/3364/bigchillairconditionerb.jpg

You can just about see it here at the bottom left of centre to the right of the cable. (although the cable actually comes out in the aperture right of centre). It is even secured with a little restraining strap so that you don't lose it.

How much did the service engineer charge to pull this out?

This is certainly designed to be emptied by the user. The only difficulty is that as it is so near the bottom in order to drain completely, you really need to lift the unit up to get a receptacle under it, and as the unit weighs about 40kg that may not be too easy for some folk. Also the rubber plug tends to stick a little after time, so its a good idea to lubricate it with vaseline before replacing in position.

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