Challenge Air Cooler with Heater - Half Price £42.49 - HotUKDeals
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Bought one of these today as my fan wasn't quite doing the job, perfect for the summer and perfect for the winter.

# 3 speed settings.
# 8 litre water tank.
# 7 hour timer.
# Electronic LED control panel with remote (1 lithium battery included).
# Air purification function.
# Oscillating vertical louvers.
# Humidifier function.
# Auto shut off.
# Ioniser function.
# 2100w PTC heater for all year round use.
# Size (H)79, (W)36, (D)32.6cm.
# Weight 10.7kg.
# Minimal assembly required to fit universal joint wheels.

One thing to note, it doesn't come with a lithium battery as advertised, requires 2 aaa's which don't come with it.
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#1
Hi that looks like a pretty good bargain, I was looking at Air Conditioners over the £100 mark - how would you say this performs in the cooling department - and would it be quiet enough to have in a living room??
thanks ...
#2
25p an hour to run
#3
I had an old version of this and found it rubbish, to be honest.

Wasn't any better than a fan and was more bulky.

The newer ones might be better, but I doubt it as the coolness of the air is dependent on the coolness of the water and even with ice water it wasn't amazing.

Hope this helps
#4
It would work in a living room quite nicely but it's noticeable when on full speed, used normal cold tap water when i started it up about 4 hours ago and still pushing out nice cold air, comes with two ice packs which are in the freezer so cannot say if they make a difference when inserted.
It isn't a small thing but the legs on my fan are actually bigger than this, this will fit in a corner where as my fan wont.

As for 25p an hour i can't comment as it's only been plugged in for a few hours, doesn't bother me how much it costs to run though but still interesting to know.
#5
torby
25p an hour to run


In terms of electricals im guessing that is expensive?
#6
TheKid
In terms of electricals im guessing that is expensive?



At 2 hours a day that would add £ 15 a month to your Lecky bill......................
#7
pedroman
At 2 hours a day that would add £ 15 a month to your Lecky bill......................


what if it's a leap-year ? :?
#8
I'm guessing the 25p/hour is coming from "2100w PTC heater for all year round use" which if i'm not mistaken is the heater that wont be on during the summer.
#9
had one like this too..........waste of money, if your looking for a air conditioner get the propper thing i ended up geting a 12000btu one which is overkill but does the job and it doesnt kill itself doing it............
#10
These are just expensive and bulky fans in my experience. You really need an air conditioner for effective cooling of the air. I picked up a reconditioned 9K BTU air conditioner from Homebase last week for £67.49 on their 10% day. It only had slight cosmetic damage which turned out to be nothing more than a few light scratches. It really works a treat and is not too noisy.
#11
Ok I will give it a miss I think as I already have a large tower fan - will either buy a decent unit or knock a BIG HOLE in my roof:prop:
#12
bbbazman
what if it's a leap-year ? :?


Then you get a free day! :whistling:
#13
I bought one of these and used it only a handful of times. It's a glorified fan that blows out moist air, so don't expect more.
I soon bought an air-conditioner instead.

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