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Airforce 14000 BTU Split Air Conditioner £103.71 + 6% Quidco £10 Delivery

£103.71 @ B&Q
Seems too cheap to me for an 14000btu air con unit. Product Description Highly efficient split unit design. Full function remote control and timer. Dehumidifying function. It can be easily move… Read More
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8y, 11m agoFound 8 years, 11 months ago
Seems too cheap to me for an 14000btu air con unit.

Product Description

Highly efficient split unit design. Full function remote control and timer. Dehumidifying function. It can be easily moved around the home and used in rooms such as conservatories, lounges etc.
Product Features

Width (mm): 470
Height (mm): 900
Depth (cm): 37
Depth (ft): 14.57
Depth (inch): 14.57
Depth (m): .37
Height (cm): 90
Height (ft): 2.95
Height (inch): 35.43
Height (m): .9
Width (cm): 47
Width (ft): 1.54
Width (inch): 18.5
Width (m): .47
Brand: Airforce
Colour: Silver effect
Remote Control: Yes
Water Consumption: 2L
WEEE Requirements: Household Appliances
Energy Efficiency: C
Product Type: Air Conditioners
Cooling Capacity: 14000 BTU
Specific Product Type: Air Conditioners
Finish: Silver effect coating

Additional Information

Complete with outdoor condenser and 2.6m connecting hose
Easy connect/disconnect with outdoor unit
Multi function LCD remote control
Dehumidifying function up to 2 litres/hours
Outdoor unit can be wall or floor mounted
R410a environmental friendly coolant
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#1
Why people are voting this cold i have no idea Great Find Hot Hot Hot!!!!!!!!
#2
Properly all the rain..
#3
Its that gud a deal ive just orderd 3 cant go wrong at that price roll on the summer...................
#4
[SIZE=3][COLOR=Blue]"It can be easily moved around the home and used in rooms such as conservatories, lounges etc."

[COLOR=Black]I thought the whole point of the split units was that you permanently install them after drilling holes through the wall for the pipework ![/COLOR]
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#5
nihcaj
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Not of mobile split units. The advantage of split units is that the heat is exhausted from the room via the refrigerant in small pipes. As you have pointed out the pipes could go through holes in the wall or in the case of mobile units through, for example, a partially opened window. Because the split systems do not need to exhaust the heat via large volumes of air there is no need to have large pipes - with obviously bigger gaps to try and seal - and no need for an influx of hot air from outside to replace the air blown out. The advantage of a mobile system is that you could have it running in a living area in the day and bedroom at night.

The price does seem suprisingly cheap for a 1400 BTU unit.
#6
can you but this in store and how much discount do you get on wednesdays if you take a old person over 60 or something with you?

Thanks.
#7
Other places in the world tell you the "COP" rating for air con units. We just get EER,
I wish they would use COP too.

The thing to watch with these is how many BTU of cooling for how many KW of electricity you use.
There is a massive range of different efficiency depending on the make and model of these units.
#8
waqas
can you but this in store and how much discount do you get on wednesdays if you take a old person over 60 or something with you?

Thanks.


LOL :thinking:
#9
Well, its movable as long as you don't want to move it from the front of your building to the back as the 2.6m connecting hose won't quite stretch around the house!!! Unless of course you are willing to re-site the Outdoor Condensing Unit every time you want to move the Indoor Unit!!

And as you will already know, Hot Air rises! So when its a 'Hot Day' your bedrooms get Hot! Funnily enough! Now then, moving the Indoor Unit upstairs.... that Outdoor Condensing Unit is starting to look like a pain!

Having said all that I'll give it Hot for the price at this BTU. A fixed unit (which this unit will more or less become), would be more than double that price.
1 Like #10
It does seem an excellent price, especially as the 16,000BTU one costs over 3 times as much!
Problem is how much power does it use to chill? The 16,000 unit quotes 4800w on I guess full power. Personally with the price of absolutely everything going up (I'm waiting to find out that air is linked to the price of oil...) I'd sooner just open a few windows and grin and bear the two days of summer we might get.
#11
i bought two these last year and i don't think much of them to be honest.
tthey are very heavy and use tons of leccy. You also have to have the vent very very close to the window as the pipe gets so hot it ends up heating up the room.
#12
I'm convinced that these are a misprice. Absolutely bargain for that amount of cooling power.
#13
Not sure about moving this round the house all the time.

It's bloody big and heavy and cumbersome.

I think it's ideally suited to a conservatory where you might have it in place during the summer.

At the price it's a bargain though.

And watch the power usage.

Switching this on alone will increase your bills by 40%

A.
#14
Conservatories are not designed to be air conditioned - it's like King Canute trying to turn back the tide. They've been mis-sold as extensions when they are not habitable rooms to be heated in the winter and cooled in the summer.
#15
Is an a/c neccessary in this country? Seriously, how many days / year is it unbearably hot?

Better spend the £100 on a better boiler! :-D
#16
Mikiex
Other places in the world tell you the "COP" rating for air con units. We just get EER,
I wish they would use COP too.

The thing to watch with these is how many BTU of cooling for how many KW of electricity you use.
There is a massive range of different efficiency depending on the make and model of these units.


The COP is co-efficient of performance and is only applicable to Heating mode on Heat Pump (Reverse Cycle) systems (these type of systems can both COOL and HEAT).

EER is energy efficiency ratio, which is specific to Cooling Mode, it is the same ratio, Heat Energy OUT / Electrical Energy In. So the numbers are comparable.

3412 BTU/hr is 1kW, so this is a 4.1KW system.

A EER of 3 means 1kW of electricity gives 3kW's of Cooling.
A COP of 3 means 1kW of electricity gives 3kW's of Heating.

These Ratings should be carried out at standard condiitons, to be comparable:-

Heating mode (Indoor 20C db/ 15C wb & Outdoor 7C db/ 6C wb).
Cooling Mode (Indoor 27C db / 19C wb & Outdoor 35C db / 24C wb).

Just like fridges, instead of using the numberical EER/COP, the Industry use letters to denote bands of energy efficiency, "A" Class is best. Eurovent "polices" this policy:-

http://www.eurovent-certification.com/en/Programmes/Programme_Descriptions.php

This is a "Packaged" System <12kW and Class "C", so has a EER of between 2.6 and 2.8. With a output of 4.1kw and assuming a mid-point of 2.7 for EER that is approx. 1.5kW energy consumption.

Regarding COP's these are normally higher than EER's because you can have a higher temperature difference between inlet air and the coil, in Cooling mode the coil cannot get too close to zero as it starts to freeze, and can spit mist (5 C is a normal temp).

I obviously have some knowledege on this subject, but mainly on "true" split systems (the COP's / EER can be affected by fan-motor power in Ducted systems but that's OTT for this thread).

The future of Air Conditioning in the UK is very good, with Heat Pump Outdoor Units now supplying both Indoor Air Conditioning Units, and Water Boilers (for rads and Hot Water)........very Green, but a bit pricey at present.
#17
Fantastic deal!

Got a 10k BTU Airforce mobile unit.. and it's VERY powerful
#18
Just to make sure I understand this, in winter in heating mode, I put in 1.5kw of electricity and get 4.1kw of heat back from the heat pump ?

If so this sounds like an absolute bargain for winter use !

rockyspieler
The COP is co-efficient of performance and is only applicable to Heating mode on Heat Pump (Reverse Cycle) systems (these type of systems can both COOL and HEAT).

This is a "Packaged" System <12kW and Class "C", so has a EER of between 2.6 and 2.8. With a output of 4.1kw and assuming a mid-point of 2.7 for EER that is approx. 1.5kW energy consumption.
#19
bwarb;2366066
Just to make sure I understand this, in winter in heating mode, I put in 1.5kw of electricity and get 4.1kw of heat back from the heat pump ?

If so this sounds like an absolute bargain for winter use !

But when you turn it off you start to feel cold again almost straight away - just like a fan heater. Better off with an oil filled heater, central heating radiator or wood burner (zero leccy bill)
banned#20
rockpeblar
But when you turn it off you start to feel cold again almost straight away - just like a fan heater. Better off with an oil filled heater, central heating radiator or wood burner (zero leccy bill)


well some electricity is still used for time monitoring and sparking the boiler, plus my boiler has an LCD display but as you say next to zero leccy :thumbsup: voted this deal cold though as well I just don't agree with air conditioning, like adding coal to the fire.
banned#21
great deal! these are about £200 in hbase
#22
Great. Use a ton of electricity, gear up climate change so it gets so hot we have to go out and buy these things so we can use a ton of electricity etc etc. Ban them and open windows (as someone sensible already suggested).
#23
bwarb;2366066
Just to make sure I understand this, in winter in heating mode, I put in 1.5kw of electricity and get 4.1kw of heat back from the heat pump ?

If so this sounds like an absolute bargain for winter use !

Can't see anything about it being able to heat as well as cool.
#24
bwarb
Just to make sure I understand this, in winter in heating mode, I put in 1.5kw of electricity and get 4.1kw of heat back from the heat pump ?

If so this sounds like an absolute bargain for winter use !


This Air-Force product is only a Cooling Air Conditioner, not a Heat Pump system...........better off opening a window if it is for a conservatory.

I only mentioned Heat-Pumps because my post was explaining the difference between COP and EER with respect to Air Conditioning specifications.
#25
rockyspieler
The COP is co-efficient of performance and is only applicable to Heating mode on Heat Pump (Reverse Cycle) systems (these type of systems can both COOL and HEAT).

EER is energy efficiency ratio, which is specific to Cooling Mode, it is the same ratio, Heat Energy OUT / Electrical Energy In. So the numbers are comparable.

3412 BTU/hr is 1kW, so this is a 4.1KW system.

A EER of 3 means 1kW of electricity gives 3kW's of Cooling.
A COP of 3 means 1kW of electricity gives 3kW's of Heating.

These Ratings should be carried out at standard condiitons, to be comparable:-

Heating mode (Indoor 20C db/ 15C wb & Outdoor 7C db/ 6C wb).
Cooling Mode (Indoor 27C db / 19C wb & Outdoor 35C db / 24C wb).

Just like fridges, instead of using the numberical EER/COP, the Industry use letters to denote bands of energy efficiency, "A" Class is best. Eurovent "polices" this policy:-

http://www.eurovent-certification.com/en/Programmes/Programme_Descriptions.php

This is a "Packaged" System <12kW and Class "C", so has a EER of between 2.6 and 2.8. With a output of 4.1kw and assuming a mid-point of 2.7 for EER that is approx. 1.5kW energy consumption.

Regarding COP's these are normally higher than EER's because you can have a higher temperature difference between inlet air and the coil, in Cooling mode the coil cannot get too close to zero as it starts to freeze, and can spit mist (5 C is a normal temp).

I obviously have some knowledege on this subject, but mainly on "true" split systems (the COP's / EER can be affected by fan-motor power in Ducted systems but that's OTT for this thread).

The future of Air Conditioning in the UK is very good, with Heat Pump Outdoor Units now supplying both Indoor Air Conditioning Units, and Water Boilers (for rads and Hot Water)........very Green, but a bit pricey at present.


Yes but is it shiny?

;-)
banned#26
brooksbrooks;2366840
Great. Use a ton of electricity, gear up climate change so it gets so hot we have to go out and buy these things so we can use a ton of electricity etc etc. Ban them and open windows (as someone sensible already suggested).


Oh shuddup:-D
banned#27
This is so backwards. Look at their delivery charges:

Delivery charges for items available to buy online
Spend Delivery Charge
Up to £100 -£5
Up to £200 -£10
Up to £300 -£15
Up to £400 -£20
Over £400 -FREE

You actually get punished for spending more, until you hit over £400, at which point you get rewarded! They be crazy and huffing air con fumes!!!
#28
These air conditioners are fantastic. We had 3 in our old house (mainly because we were in a terrace between two houses that would have their blooming heating on all year round and stupidly left them there when we moved as we thought he might have liked them - but he chucked them all out :( If I had the cash right now I'd get another because now we're detatched it's blooming freezing in Winter and really hot in the Summer. :whistling: We only ever had one problem with one which B&Q sorted out by sending an engineer round with a brand new unit. Had them working (non stop nearly in the back bedroom which had the sun in it all year round with no problems (albeit a little higher on the ol' electric bill though). All in all I wouldn't hesitate in getting another one :) Heat added and Rep added. Infact, I've changed my mind and I'm going to order two (just don't tell my hubby)... lol
#29
bunnygirlbaby;2373005
because now we're detatched it's blooming freezing in Winter and really hot in the Summer.
Because you're not properly insulated it's freezing in winter and hot in the summer, and by pumping energy at the problem you're just contributing to even hotter summers to come. Have you got cavity wall insulation and a large amount of loft insulation? That's a one-off cost that won't add crippling amounts to your electricity and gas bills (remember 40% rises predicted later this year) forever more.
#30
Yes we have both. It's the area I live in - I'm right by the sea so got the sea breeze hitting the house all year round (whether it's cold or not) and the sun hitting the front of the house during the sunnier times (can't say just Summer because it's been hot in the living room in Feb). We rarely have the heating on anyway because some of us suffer with breathing problems so it's good to have it cooler and not stuffy. Just bought 2 of them anyway - coming on the 15th July. Thanks to the OP!
#31
rockyspieler
The COP is co-efficient of performance and is only applicable to Heating mode on Heat Pump (Reverse Cycle) systems (these type of systems can both COOL and HEAT).

EER is energy efficiency ratio, which is specific to Cooling Mode, it is the same ratio, Heat Energy OUT / Electrical Energy In. So the numbers are comparable.

3412 BTU/hr is 1kW, so this is a 4.1KW system.

A EER of 3 means 1kW of electricity gives 3kW's of Cooling.
A COP of 3 means 1kW of electricity gives 3kW's of Heating.

These Ratings should be carried out at standard condiitons, to be comparable:-

Heating mode (Indoor 20C db/ 15C wb & Outdoor 7C db/ 6C wb).
Cooling Mode (Indoor 27C db / 19C wb & Outdoor 35C db / 24C wb).

Just like fridges, instead of using the numberical EER/COP, the Industry use letters to denote bands of energy efficiency, "A" Class is best. Eurovent "polices" this policy:-

http://www.eurovent-certification.com/en/Programmes/Programme_Descriptions.php

This is a "Packaged" System <12kW and Class "C", so has a EER of between 2.6 and 2.8. With a output of 4.1kw and assuming a mid-point of 2.7 for EER that is approx. 1.5kW energy consumption.

Regarding COP's these are normally higher than EER's because you can have a higher temperature difference between inlet air and the coil, in Cooling mode the coil cannot get too close to zero as it starts to freeze, and can spit mist (5 C is a normal temp).

I obviously have some knowledege on this subject, but mainly on "true" split systems (the COP's / EER can be affected by fan-motor power in Ducted systems but that's OTT for this thread).

The future of Air Conditioning in the UK is very good, with Heat Pump Outdoor Units now supplying both Indoor Air Conditioning Units, and Water Boilers (for rads and Hot Water)........very Green, but a bit pricey at present.


Ok so most places use COP for heating and EER for cooling, just adding more confusion, But COP is not specific to heating, it can be used for rating cooling.

My point is that an "A" rated applicance does not tell you how much electricity you will save compared to a "B" or "C", you may even have a big difference in performance within the "A" range

Another thing that annoys me about air conditioners is the tweaking of BTU Values - they should be independently tested.
#32
bwarb
Just to make sure I understand this, in winter in heating mode, I put in 1.5kw of electricity and get 4.1kw of heat back from the heat pump ?

If so this sounds like an absolute bargain for winter use !


Look up "Air source heat pump"
(similar idea to ground source heat pumps)

A few points,
1. Electricity is not cheap compared to Gas, Gas powered would be interesting.

2. You would run these in the day mostly so no E7 cheap electricity

3.They are less efficienent the colder it gets, but they are still good even when its -3, so uk would be ok.

4. You need a good one that is meant for the job, its going to cost you for the quality
#33
I think this may be sold out because I can add it to basket but when I go to checkout it says "not currently available".

Did anyone get one of this model and if so what is the verdict?

Has anyone seen any other good deals on split portable air cons?

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