HOMEBASE 12000BTU A-Rated Remote Control Air Conditioning Unit in Silver HALF PRICE!!! Was £299.99 Now £149.99 + NECTAR POINTS - HotUKDeals
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HOMEBASE 12000BTU A-Rated Remote Control Air Conditioning Unit in Silver HALF PRICE!!! Was £299.99 Now £149.99 + NECTAR POINTS

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After doing lots of research on Air Conditioning Units over the last few weeks I came across this deal on the Homebase website. According to the website, Homebase are offering pretty much all of th…
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After doing lots of research on Air Conditioning Units over the last few weeks I came across this deal on the Homebase website.

According to the website, Homebase are offering pretty much all of their Air Conditioning Units at HALF PRICE or less. This one mentioned in the title is actually made by Amcor which are the top US based Air Conditioning Unit manufacturers!

I bagged one at Homebase Chelmsford for £149.99 which was previously £299.99. Plus get Nectar Points too!

They are strictly while stocks last and I think that at this price, particularly during the hot weather, they will fly out!

This one is A-rated which means that it will cost about 7p per hour to run (but dont quote me on it!).

In my opinion this is an absolute bargain!

P.S.....Homebase do not offer delivery on this product due to the weight, so you will need to collect it from your local store.

Chill out this summer with a half price portable Air Conditioner!!
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#1
Thanks for the research, definitely the best i have seen around. shame all the homebase vouchers have expired :x


Still HOT though
#2
Bought one today...after being told in 2 stores they were all reserved!!! So rang up another store and told them to keep it and not sell it! Beware, as I was told that using the stock checker on line may include ones which have been brought back as faulty for a refund, but High Wycombe Loudwater had loads!!!

This has just iced out my living room and is now cooling my bedroom down........
#3
Also bought one today local store sold out so had to travel 30 miles but well worth it. THANKS
#4
Scan do similar air con units for £149.99
They regularly appear in the Today Only deals.
#5
Picked up a 1200btu one earlier badged up for homebase, not sure who makes its, but for £114.99 thought it well worth having...especially as they can be used as a dehumidifier as well :)

Store I bought from (Bridgend) also had some on display for £89.99 (900btu) and the ones mentioned in the OP.
#6
None in the Aylesbury branch today.
#7
n1cknick
This one mentioned in the title is actually made by Amcor which are the top US based Air Conditioning Unit manufacturers!

Looks like the PVMB Plasma range by Amcor, apparently designed to have the appearance of a Plasma TV :thinking:
Maybe some A/C design team had been popping a few pills that day.
Maybe the management that approved the design had been popping a few more :-D
PVMB manual in PDF format can be downloaded here.
Good price for the item in the OP, although would suggest that Homebase's original selling price(s) for this range are above the norm.
#8
Hi, I have some 15% vouchers for Homebase for this weekend, details are here:http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/413490/15-off-everything-at-homebase-frida/
banned#9
http://www.homebase.co.uk/wcsstore/homebase/images/619615HBO111111X.jpg

[SIZE=3]Silver Air Conditioner - 12000 BTU[/SIZE]
#10
Brought two of the 900btu models for £89.99 each at the south ruislip store. They didn't have any of the 1200btu models left.

Thanks to the OP
#11
Looks like a good deal - but are these the type where you have to have an external hose connecting to outside? - or do you have to fill anything up inside or replace anything?
#12
Fat Boy Slim
Brought two of the 900btu models for £89.99 each at the south ruislip store. They didn't have any of the 1200btu models left.

Thanks to the OP


Does the 900BTU look like the 1200BTU?

Couldn't see anywhere to put the codes when arranging for collection at store (unless ive gone blind :thinking:)

1200 looks slim and portable... just hoping the 900 is the same "style"
#13
alexsim2007
Looks like a good deal - but are these the type where you have to have an external hose connecting to outside? - or do you have to fill anything up inside or replace anything?


Post 8 has a link to a PDF which shows pipe that has to go out the window.
Looks like there is a water tray to empty too.

Stylish unit... well tempting.

Think we are gonna have a warmer summer
#14
How can you make use of these type of units if you have a window that tilts inwards? i.e with gaps at the top and sides?

Bozza
#15
Thanks. does anyone know if they make a noise when using the AC function?
#16
7p an hour? The running cost is more likely to be around 12p per hour.
#17
Cold cold cold sorry hot oh you know what I mean :whistling:
#18
I had one similar to this & the type that have the hose going out a window are pretty much useless at cooling a room as to replace the hot air going out of the hose they suck more hot air into the room. OK to blow a cool breeze at you, that's about all though. Split types are much better, like loads.
#19
shakka
Thanks. does anyone know if they make a noise when using the AC function?


I'm yet to see one that doesn't!
#20
shakka
Thanks. does anyone know if they make a noise when using the AC function?


Does night follow day?
#21
well in my experience the only air conditioning worth buying is fixed 2 part air conditioning...

I had these single unit with hose units before and they were noisy and ineffective.

In the end I put 5 fixed mitsubishi air conditioners in the main rooms of the house. The cool in the summer and heat in the winter and are extrememely efficient. 1 kilowatt of electric will give you 3.6kw of cooling or 3.8kw of heat.....( fan heater = 1 kilowatt electric for 1 kilowatt of heating )

so if you have the money spend more and have something that saves money over time that heats and cools !
#22
the_unlocksmith!
1 kilowatt of electric will give you 3.6kw of cooling or 3.8kw of heat


Now I'm no scientist, but how could that be? Where does the extra 2.4-2.6kw of energy come from?
#23
how big is the hose size width wise?
#24
the_unlocksmith!
well in my experience the only air conditioning worth buying is fixed 2 part air conditioning...

I had these single unit with hose units before and they were noisy and ineffective.

I think you've been unlucky with the ones you've bought. I have a Amcor and an Wickes (own brand I guess) portable aircon and they both work great.
#25
5nowman
Post 8 has a link to a PDF which shows pipe that has to go out the window.
Looks like there is a water tray to empty too.

Stylish unit... well tempting.

Think we are gonna have a warmer summer


Ah ok, cheers :)
#26
bozza71
How can you make use of these type of units if you have a window that tilts inwards? i.e with gaps at the top and sides?

Bozza

What I did was get a pastic sheet the size of the window and cut a hole in it for the pipe. I then fixed the sheet to the window with velcro. I just pop the sheet in during summer and remove it when no longer required.

-Waistcoat
#27
I bought the half price £99.99 9000 BTU unit from Homebase last weekend and got 15% off via Amex voucher (now expired I think?). I also took a 3 year breakdown cover for £19.99 so ended up at £104.

The £99.99 model has significant benefits over £89.99 model:

A rated vs. C rated
Remote control
Directional vent
Smaller in size.
1.5m hose vs 1m hose ( i think?)

Sunday night believe it or not was a hot night in Scotland so tried it out. Room was 27c to start off and in 15 mins had dropped to 22c. Not sure I would want it on all night for the noise but it's not unbearable.

From what I've read it's important to get the right sized unit for the room you're cooling. Don't be fooled into believing a 12000 unit will be better than a 9000 unit. I would also say that I'm not sure how a 1m only hose would work out having now used a 1.5m one?

Overall I would recommend the £99.99 unit as value for money and probably worth £20 to protect for 3 years.
#28
Thanks. does anyone know if they make a noise when using the AC function?

Does night follow day?

were do bears go to the toilet
#29
AuctionSniper
I had one similar to this & the type that have the hose going out a window are pretty much useless at cooling a room as to replace the hot air going out of the hose they suck more hot air into the room. OK to blow a cool breeze at you, that's about all though. Split types are much better, like loads.

I got one of these from homebase about 10 days ago and I have to agree with AuctionSniper. Unless you have a window which slides closed rather than swinging open then it is next to impossible to stop hot air being drawn back into the room or all the cold air escaping out of the window. If you have a window that tilts open like me then you'd need to install a proper vent in the wall (or replace your window) to get the proper benefit.

Its better than the fan I had for a cool breeze when I'm in the air flow but it isn't quite what I was hoping for.
The unit itself is pretty good for features and excellent value for money with the remote control especially compared with what currys, comet and argos had but its too loud for me to sleep with it in the same room.

A proper split unit would have been better in hindsight:thinking:
#30
Just grabbed the 12,000 BTU model. They had Homebase and Amcor branded ones... they looked mostly identical but I bought the Homebase one simply because there was no branding on the front of it.
#31
the_unlocksmith!
In the end I put 5 fixed mitsubishi air conditioners in the main rooms of the house. The cool in the summer and heat in the winter and are extrememely efficient. 1 kilowatt of electric will give you 3.6kw of cooling or 3.8kw of heat.....( fan heater = 1 kilowatt electric for 1 kilowatt of heating )

Erm...

I think you need to brush up on your Physics ! Your Mitsubishi electric heating is identically efficient to all other forms of electric heating - infact, almost 100% efficient. Exactly the same as a 30 year old electric bar heater, or a fan heater. If you put in 1KW of power, than you can only ever get <=1KW of heat - for obvious reasons :)
#32
EU renewables rules threaten to leave heat pumps out in the cold

For heat pumps to qualify as renewable energy they must deliver a relatively high degree of efficiency whereby they amount of heat energy generated is 2.9 times the amount of energy it takes to run the pump.

Martin Fahey, green gateway initiative manager at engineering giant Mitsubishi Electric, which offers a range of different heat pumps, said that the efficiency rules were welcome as they meant that "some of the more inefficient kit at the bottom end of the market" will not qualify as renewable.

"With systems that cool as well as heat you have to count all the energy the unit is using throughout the year, but can only count the heat it generates in the winter as output," he said. "That means they appear less efficient and some highly efficient air source heat pumps could be excluded from counting towards renewables targets as a result."

So it is possible to get more out than you put in... something the previous poster may need to bear in mind in the future!
#33
Just a thought, so don't bite me, in fact, thinking about it, after service in the 1st gulf war, you can bite me and we'll see who come's off worse later on LOL

Anyway...
For those (Like me) who don't have a window you can easily hang a hose out of, what about this option:

Evaporative Air Coolers are a great way of cooling a room without the expense of buying a traditional Air Conditioner. They are much quieter (perfect for bedrooms or studies), consume less power and don't require a hose to vent so are ideal for rooms which don't have external windows. They are also perfect for people wanting moisture to remain in the air (eg. some sufferers of Asthma don't want the air to be too dry) as traditional air conditioners also dehumidify.

For greater cooling, most of our models come with an internal freezer section which can be removed, placed into a freezer and then put back in again chilling the air even further. This type of cooler uses less than a third of the power of a portable air conditioner and can be over 75% cheaper to buy
I can find one's for my kid's room for £49.99?

Anyone think this is a good alternative or are they a complete crock?

Ta and happy chilling...
#34
well actually air conditioning does produce the equivalent of the figures I quoted ... because the physics is different 1kw of electricity will produce 1kw resistive heating however 1 kw of an efficient air con can produce 3 - 4 times the output of a resistive heater.... why... because the heat pump uses the physics of heat transference...

One of the cheapest ways of heating your home after the intitial outlay......

do your homework.... and you will see... Ask a refridgeration and heating engineer.
#35
Nom
Erm...

I think you need to brush up on your Physics ! Your Mitsubishi electric heating is identically efficient to all other forms of electric heating - infact, almost 100% efficient. Exactly the same as a 30 year old electric bar heater, or a fan heater. If you put in 1KW of power, than you can only ever get <=1KW of heat - for obvious reasons :)


It's you that need to brush up on the physics!! A heat pump does just that, it collects & pumps heat from one place (evaporator) to another where it is released (condensor) , it doesn't make the heat like in a fan heater. So yes, appears to be about 300% efficient
#36
Guys, I am the Store Manager at the North Finchley branch and I have plenty of these in stock (there are not many left in our distribution centres and I had to go to the buyer to get them allocated directly!), so if you are a Londoner and fancy a bargain get down to my store ASAP, I currently have 40-odd of the 12BTU at £114.99, down from £249.99 last year! I also have a load of the smaller 9BTU at £99.99, down from £199.99 last year.

They are the vented type, so you will need a window to put the pipe out, but for the price that is nothing to worry about.

3 years cover is an extra £24.99 on the 12BTU and covers against breakage, accidental damage and theft, so is certainly worth doing.

679 High Road, North Finchley, N12 0DA (not in this weekend and off next week, but one of my guys will be happy to help you out).
banned#37
bozza71
How can you make use of these type of units if you have a window that tilts inwards? i.e with gaps at the top and sides?

Bozza


You will need to make sure the pipe sits outside the window because it blows out hot air and also sometimes drips water so may be a problem:thumbsup:

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