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Half Price Challenge Air Conditioner at Argos £109.99

£109.99 @ Argos
* White finish. * Supplied with a 150cm hose. * Accessories included exhaust pipe, remote control and battery. * Electronic control panel. * Casters included. * Remo…
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6y, 8m agoFound 6 years, 8 months ago
* White finish.

* Supplied with a 150cm hose.

* Accessories included exhaust pipe, remote control and battery.

* Electronic control panel.

* Casters included.

* Removable filter.

* Built-in storage cable.

* BTU 9000 (measured at 27 degrees 60% RH).

* 4 operating functions (fan, cool, auto and temperature settings).

* 2 speed settings.

* 12 hour timer.

* Full water indicator.

* Energy efficiency A.

* Remote control - requires 2 x AAA batteries.

* Optimum working temperature 18-32 degrees.

* Suitable for room size 20m2.

* Size (H)75, (W)30.5, (D)38cm.
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#1
Oh dont do this to me now.......

I am sitting here in my g-string mankini baking my tits off.

Its +30 here in cardiff.

Thank god for a fridge and beer.
#2
Are these actually air cons or are they the useless cooler air circulator that require ICE cold water to work any where near decent. I have several big fans here but need something colder.
#3
simplyjimbo
Are these actually air cons or are they the useless cooler air circulator that require ICE cold water to work any where near decent. I have several big fans here but need something colder.



You can type but cant read?

Challenge [SIZE="4"]Air Conditioner[/SIZE]

Why would you need a exhaust pipe as well for a water air cooler?
#4
canada16;8921338
You can type but cant read?

Challenge [SIZE=4]Air Conditioner[/SIZE]

Why would you need a exhaust pipe as well for a water air cooler?


Oh you are a clever one. Obviously you haven't come across the crap that is sold out there. Often these units are wrongly called air conditioners when in fact they are air coolers and require lumps of ice to be of any use. Just like RRPs a load of crap. Plus reading the reviews it isn't any good and suggests it may just be an air cooler. Had a few in my time and know what to expect.
#5
Not sure about the half price claim but nonetheless a deal
#6
I got one of these and they do make a difference..........
Sitting here on the hottest day so far in my t shirt and shorts watching footie drinking beer so iam voting cold... no wait......... cool nope cold.............. nope..... cool.. lovely :-D
#7
simplyjimbo
Oh you are a clever one. Obviously you haven't come across the crap that is sold out there. Often these units are wrongly called air conditioners when in fact they are air coolers and require lumps of ice to be of any use. Just like RRPs a load of crap. Plus reading the reviews it isn't any good and suggests it may just be an air cooler. Had a few in my time and know what to expect.



I know what you are saying dude, but it seems as though most people on here are rude, so when in rome.... :thumbsup:

But serious, this is a air con.
#8
if it has a btu rating it will almost certainly be a 'proper' air con.

and for canada16 , air conditioning can be claimed by having a fan and a filter , or even just an ioniser , so something calling itself 'air con' could mean ****** all
#9
canada16;8921411
I know what you are saying dude, but it seems as though most people on here are rude, so when in rome.... :thumbsup:

But serious, this is a air con.


beavisrules;8921416
if it has a btu rating it will almost certainly be a 'proper' air con.

and for canada16 , air conditioning can be claimed by having a fan and a filter , or even just an ioniser , so something calling itself 'air con' could mean ****** all


Cheers people, will give it a go for £100 and possibly some quidco; worth a punt even if I have to take it back
#10
Would this guzzle my electricity? :)
#11
Hmmm I just read the reviews,

most of them say it is VERY noisy...

Not sure shall I buy it or not... is there any portable Air Conditioner with low noise?
#12
Strike X
Hmmm I just read the reviews,

most of them say it is VERY noisy...

Not sure shall I buy it or not... is there any portable Air Conditioner with low noise?


Nope
#13
I bought one last year and it certainly has made a big difference. I'll agree that it is a bit on the noisy side but the pro's far outway the con's as far as I'm concerned. I mainly use mine in the bedroom so i get an extremely comfortable nights sleep and not tossing and turning because it's too hot to sleep.
#14
just reserved 1 for my mum whose in her 70ts and struggling with the heat,will let u know how it is.
#15
Had a 13000 BTU one now for a few years and wouldn't be without it. Yer it is a bit noisy but in this heat is an absolute godsend.
#16
I bought a B&Q branded one a couple of years ago for £80 at the end of summer.
Trouble is these are loud.as previously described, worse than the constant roar is that they give a big thump when stopping and starting by the thermostat. They do what they claim though. Give a blast of cold air.
They are about 2KW. In a large room will be going flat out - so if you use it lots a big bill will be coming.
The other consideration is the exhaust heat hose. It needs to be out of a window (so not secure) or a large hole drilling in the wall. If you are willing to drill large holes you might as well get the far superior twin units where the compressor is mounted outside and a near silent internal unit.

The only other consideration is that 'challenge' brand has been exclusively cr*p in my experience (I accept that many different manufacturers may have there goods branded that way by Argos).
#17
Got ab Amcor one from Currys last year for about £80, use it in my office.....Nice! Can't live without 1
#18
I have one and it does the job. Good price.
#19
I got one of these last year - for about the same money - and never got to use it last year!
This year have been using and its very noisy - but if you put it on for an hour before you go to sleep then it cools the room down nice - you can't sleep with the noise going -

unless you like rooney and like sleeping with hairdryers and grannys doing things to you ;-)
#20
I have an portable air conditioning unit, the NOISE and the VERY hot exhaust flue are the problem, the noise means it is impossible to have on while asleep, and the flexible hose gets red hot and warms the room, so a bit self defeating. In the end I found wrapping the exhuast flue in a metallic finish winscreen shade, made it a lot better.
I rarely use it due to the noise, I also have an outside fitted airconditioning unit in the lounge, but never use it until the temperature is over 30 inside, they are really noisy, when it kicks in the walls shake ;-) and I can hear it going 2 rooms away. WHY can they not get down to finding a way to get the noise down...........
I am in my appartment in Spain at the moment and the temperature on Tuesday is forecast for 36C in the shade, and will be about 10 degrees higher in the sun, So will have to put up with the noise this week, and the electricity bill ;-(
#21
I bought one of these this afternoon. Yes it is abit noisy but isnt so noisy you have to turn the radio/ TV up. It has cooled the room down really well so I'm very pleased. Certainly worth the money.
#22
Summer OR winter, my ex wife could not sleep without a fan or the air conditioner on (this was in the US) and as such, i loathe the bloody things. I'd rather sit in my kegs sweating my hairy man boobs off than have to hear the roar of one of these monstrosities again! :p

Seems a good price though :-D :p
1 Like #23
anthony712;8922755
I also have an outside fitted airconditioning unit in the lounge, but never use it until the temperature is over 30 inside, they are really noisy, when it kicks in the walls shake ;-) and I can hear it going 2 rooms away. WHY can they not get down to finding a way to get the noise down...........
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Ensure that the bolts holding the compressor unit to the mount are relatively loose so all the vibration goes into the rubber bushes (make sure there are rubber bushes!). If the bolts are fully tightened it can transmit 10 times more noise/vibration.
#24
gosh i need this

thanks
#25
mozzer99
Ensure that the bolts holding the compressor unit to the mount are relatively loose so all the vibration goes into the rubber bushes (make sure there are rubber bushes!). If the bolts are fully tightened it can transmit 10 times more noise/vibration.


I salute your understanding of the Engineering process.

An Ex Marine engineer.

I have no idea what the parts involved are or even if its doable(might be a sealed unit).

If able then coat the whole compressor plate assembly in vaseline.;)
#26
how expensive are these to run?
#27
Are these AC units easy to assembly? No DIY etc
#28
Good price but can anyone recommend a quiet/quieter one?
#29
Robery dyas do one for £99.99 but only 5000 BTU
#30
F9T
Are these AC units easy to assembly? No DIY etc


would like to know this also

i hope assembly is straight forward
#31
"Suitable for room size 20m2."

Eh? That's a 4m x 5m room. Pretty small.

Does this thing effectively cool the air?
#32
lewisthemusician;8929275
how expensive are these to run?


Probably in the order of 15p an hour (around 1200W).

Biggest problem is venting them, though. You have to get the exhaust hose out of a window or (ideally) through a hole in the wall. They're pointless if you can't do that, because the heat extracted from the room is just blown straight back in again.
#33
I have a 9000btu one and it's brilliant. Noisy, but you get used to it in no time. It cooled a 14ft x 14ft bedroom down to 18 degrees yesterday (30 degrees outside). The poster that mentioned the pipe getting hot, yes it does, but you have to make sure the exhaust exits outside your property, otherwise it's completely pointless. Mine uses 900w of electricity.
#34
Zeusola
I salute your understanding of the Engineering process.

An Ex Marine engineer.

I have no idea what the parts involved are or even if its doable(might be a sealed unit).

If able then coat the whole compressor plate assembly in vaseline.;)


As a Chartered Engineer I find it insulting that anyone who knows how to do up a bolt properly is called an Engineer in this country.
#35
Shouldn't this post be [COLOR="Blue"]COLD[/COLOR]!!!!! :p lol
#36
Picard123
"Suitable for room size 20m2."

Eh? That's a 4m x 5m room. Pretty small.

Does this thing effectively cool the air?


Christ! How big is your gaff? Certainly bigger than anyone I know!!
#37
I have used one of these.. not in UK.. but in a very warm climate.. where the temp was close to 35degrees.. and hell its absolutely ****...
Its equivalent to just 0.8ton AC.. which would suffice i would say just an average size garage...
If there are a few people.. then it has to work over.... then comes the condensor.. it produces so much water that.. if you have a hole in the wall.. to put the water out then its good.. or else.. you'll hav e to empty the tank quiet frequently... or the bucket every few hours

Then comes the exhaust... its a pain to get it out of the window.. as the window would have to be left open.. and then HOW ON EARTH DO U MAINTAIN A GOOD SEAL OF THE ROOM

its noisy just as all the normal ac's are...

I would at any time... put in a 1.5ton.. window or split ac's at any time...

Yes the price is a bargain.. but what to do with this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#38
tin
Christ! How big is your gaff? Certainly bigger than anyone I know!!


What on earth are you talking about, you spanner.
#39
The main problem I have is a bedroom that gets afternoon sun on its very large bay windows (non-Pilkingotn K glass) so it heats up terribly in summer and doesn't cool down on a warm night.

This will be perfect - set it up at say 7pm, leave it on until say 10pm, with the vent out a small window we have, and it should provide for a cool nights sleep, instead of now when we find it hard.

This sort of kit is horses for courses, the complainers are voting it cold for all the wrong reasons - Is this or is it not a good price for an AC unit; if yes then its a Hot Deal.

Is it so poor quality as not to do its job? - then you can vote cold. (NB I'm not saying it is poor quality, as not tried it yet)

Just reserved the last one in my localilty (NE Manchester). Thanks OP
#40
Picard123
What on earth are you talking about, you spanner.


I think his point is that 20m2 is quite sizeable for a domestic use air conditioning unit! Pretty much 16 1/2 ft by just over 13ft. My lounge/dining room is that size & its a BIG room!

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