Blyss evaporative mobile 9000BTU air-conditioner/dehumidifier/fan for £249.99 with next day delivery @ Screwfix
180°

Blyss evaporative mobile 9000BTU air-conditioner/dehumidifier/fan for £249.99 with next day delivery @ Screwfix

41
Posted 5th May
Just recieved mine today, nice looking and at decent price. Was out of stock since last summer.
Community Updates

Groups

41 Comments
Does anyone know if this is a true air conditioner with an exhaust hose that goes out the window. Or is it one of the ones that you add iced water into a tank. The Q&A on screwfix is contradicting
Edited by: "slippers1977" 5th May
It's called an evaporative air conditioner so it will cool by making water evaporate (no need for ice) rather than having a compressor like traditional air-con units (which are the ones which generate a lot of heat and need the exhaust)
It is a true air conditioner.

The 12000btu version cools,plus heats in the winter.
Look at energy class picture.
The Evaporative Air Conditioner bit means ( I think ) from what ive read.
The excess water generated while cooling builts up in the tank and need draining every so often is pumped up to the top of the unit and released over the radiators cooling fins adding to cooling.
Also evaporating most of the water. So almost no need to empty the tank.

If your car has air con and it been running, You will see water comming from under the engine when you park it up.
Same warer as in portable air con unit.

If someone has more knowledge on this matter please correct me.
If I'm not mistaken, this uses 2.6kw per hour (on full I presume)? Means this would use 52p an hour on my rate.
jamesisasecret05/05/2019 10:03

If I'm not mistaken, this uses 2.6kw per hour (on full I presume)? Means …If I'm not mistaken, this uses 2.6kw per hour (on full I presume)? Means this would use 52p an hour on my rate.



NO its 2.6kw cooling power
Use is bottom right 1KW / 60min.
£0.26p on your rate.
WOW £0.26p an hour thats expensive.

On my bulb energy tarrif it would be £0.14 an hour including daily standing charge
bigwheels05/05/2019 10:21

NO its 2.6kw cooling power Use is bottom right 1KW / 60min.£0.26p on your …NO its 2.6kw cooling power Use is bottom right 1KW / 60min.£0.26p on your rate.WOW £0.26p an hour thats expensive.On my bulb energy tarrif it would be £0.14 an hour including daily standing charge


Oh my bad. Still a hefty cost for me really.

19.87p my day rate. Night wouldn't be bad at 4.75p. just need to get a giant battery I can charge during the night to skip the day rate
jamesisasecret05/05/2019 10:29

Oh my bad. Still a hefty cost for me really.19.87p my day rate. Night …Oh my bad. Still a hefty cost for me really.19.87p my day rate. Night wouldn't be bad at 4.75p. just need to get a giant battery I can charge during the night to skip the day rate



Get a crashed toyota prius battery.
Does this have a tank to empty? Or need a window? Can't find anything in description
evostick4705/05/2019 13:36

Does this have a tank to empty? Or need a window? Can't find anything in …Does this have a tank to empty? Or need a window? Can't find anything in description


No it doesn’t need water emptying it has a new tech where the collected water is evaporated instead
slippers19774 h, 35 m ago

Does anyone know if this is a true air conditioner with an exhaust hose …Does anyone know if this is a true air conditioner with an exhaust hose that goes out the window. Or is it one of the ones that you add iced water into a tank. The Q&A on screwfix is contradicting


It is a true air conditioner with a hose. Evaporative simply means that you don’t need to empty the tank every two hours or so like old school mobile air conditioners
perknt4 h, 21 m ago

It's called an evaporative air conditioner so it will cool by making water …It's called an evaporative air conditioner so it will cool by making water evaporate (no need for ice) rather than having a compressor like traditional air-con units (which are the ones which generate a lot of heat and need the exhaust)


This has the exhaust as well. Evaporative mean that it doesn’t require water emptying like old mobile air conditioners
I’d be interested in this. However, without having anything to compare it with, is it actually a deal or just the standard price for this unit?
themosawi15 m ago

No it doesn’t need water emptying it has a new tech where the collected w …No it doesn’t need water emptying it has a new tech where the collected water is evaporated instead


So it just evaporates the water into the room??
This A/C has a hose to blow the warm air out of the window, or a hole in the wall. It will have a water tank, but it shouldn't need emptying often, as most of the water is evaporated and sent out through the hose. It does not use ice blocks or water to cool, it uses a compressor. (9000 BTU would require a LOT of ice)
philh7779 m ago

I’d be interested in this. However, without having anything to compare it w …I’d be interested in this. However, without having anything to compare it with, is it actually a deal or just the standard price for this unit?



Standard price, but definitely worth it in hot humid UK summers (I have a similar unit which has lasted me 15 years and still running well)
robin934205/05/2019 13:58

This A/C has a hose to blow the warm air out of the window, or a hole in …This A/C has a hose to blow the warm air out of the window, or a hole in the wall. It will have a water tank, but it shouldn't need emptying often, as most of the water is evaporated and sent out through the hose. It does not use ice blocks or water to cool, it uses a compressor. (9000 BTU would require a LOT of ice)


The problem is that the air it blows out of the room is replaced by warm air being sucked into the room. That's the compromise you don't get with a split unit, but of course those are a lot more expensive.
pibpob28 m ago

The problem is that the air it blows out of the room is replaced by warm …The problem is that the air it blows out of the room is replaced by warm air being sucked into the room. That's the compromise you don't get with a split unit, but of course those are a lot more expensive.



This certainly makes them less efficient than a split unit, but in my experience these portable units do reduce the room temperature by several degrees despite the incoming air.
Got this exact one last year from B&Q for about £290. best investment i ever made. heat added for the price
slippers19778 h, 29 m ago

Does anyone know if this is a true air conditioner with an exhaust hose …Does anyone know if this is a true air conditioner with an exhaust hose that goes out the window. Or is it one of the ones that you add iced water into a tank. The Q&A on screwfix is contradicting


it has a hose
Accidentally voted cold as I thought it was one of them water curtain / evaporative type of air coolers, but this is a proper Air conditioner minus the emptying tank faff. Great price ! Portable air conditioners of this BTU output were £350 + during the heat wave last year.
I just got an Amcor SF8000E for 260, I hope this isn't better...
Edited by: "stonebear" 5th May
stonebear05/05/2019 21:27

I just got an Amcor SF8000E for 260, I hope this isn't better...


Where from?
philh7778 h, 26 m ago

I’d be interested in this. However, without having anything to compare it w …I’d be interested in this. However, without having anything to compare it with, is it actually a deal or just the standard price for this unit?


It is a standard price, however, I have been trying to get one since last summer since I saw it at a friend's house but was out of stock.
Thanks. Ordered
stonebear05/05/2019 22:06

https://www.appliancesdirect.co.uk/p/sf8000e/amcor-sf8000e


Thanks. That's a good price.

What I can't figure out is if these units require a sash window (that opens at the bottom) for the exhaust hose. I've got casement windows that open outwards half way up the window. So would I have a problem getting hot air out of the room?
Bruce_Law06/05/2019 07:22

Thanks. That's a good price.What I can't figure out is if these units …Thanks. That's a good price.What I can't figure out is if these units require a sash window (that opens at the bottom) for the exhaust hose. I've got casement windows that open outwards half way up the window. So would I have a problem getting hot air out of the room?



It does not matter what window you have or even door.
What matters is can the hose reach you window,Can you push said hose out the window.
If so your all good.
I stand my unit on a bed side set of draws.The hose end has a fish tail which i wedge between the balcony door and place a large bag on plant food against it holding door and hose in place. I use an old bit of hose to drain the unit all the tmie out of the door. Then I seal it with a cut up heavy duty plastic waste bag and tape. ( Basic but works )

Look on Youtube you will get much better advice.
bigwheels06/05/2019 09:49

It does not matter what window you have or even door.What matters is can …It does not matter what window you have or even door.What matters is can the hose reach you window,Can you push said hose out the window.If so your all good.I stand my unit on a bed side set of draws.The hose end has a fish tail which i wedge between the balcony door and place a large bag on plant food against it holding door and hose in place. I use an old bit of hose to drain the unit all the tmie out of the door. Then I seal it with a cut up heavy duty plastic waste bag and tape. ( Basic but works )Look on Youtube you will get much better advice.


Thanks. I'll look into it.

I don't think I have quite the same options - I want a unit for my bedroom and I'd like to rig up something not too unsightly for the summer.

I see there are casement window kits available (essentially velcro and fabric to seal the gap around the vent outlet) but the other issue is getting the vent to reach the opening (about eye level height) without putting the unit on top of something.

Yes, I'm being fussy, but I don't want a setup that takes over my bedroom.
Bruce_Law06/05/2019 10:18

Thanks. I'll look into it.I don't think I have quite the same options - I …Thanks. I'll look into it.I don't think I have quite the same options - I want a unit for my bedroom and I'd like to rig up something not too unsightly for the summer.I see there are casement window kits available (essentially velcro and fabric to seal the gap around the vent outlet) but the other issue is getting the vent to reach the opening (about eye level height) without putting the unit on top of something.Yes, I'm being fussy, but I don't want a setup that takes over my bedroom.



I understand, You could get a hose extension, When it arrives measure you hose size and buy the same size from ebay or amazon etc.They with just sort of screw together, If no joining sleeve is available and a bit of tape.

When I get my new one I think i will invest in a velcro and fabric to seal.


This model is quieter than the Amcor. Amcor is Appliance Direct's own brand.

This Blyss 9000BTU model was the same price last year, however the 12,000 BTU model was only £279 so more expensive this year.

Adding extension hoses reduces the output of the unit, and quite significantly. This is why most units say you must no do this, and if you do you invalidate the warranty.
bigwheels4 h, 38 m ago

I understand, You could get a hose extension, When it arrives measure you …I understand, You could get a hose extension, When it arrives measure you hose size and buy the same size from ebay or amazon etc.They with just sort of screw together, If no joining sleeve is available and a bit of tape.When I get my new one I think i will invest in a velcro and fabric to seal.[Image]


Thanks, this is helpful.
gary33306/05/2019 15:09

This model is quieter than the Amcor. Amcor is Appliance Direct's own …This model is quieter than the Amcor. Amcor is Appliance Direct's own brand. This Blyss 9000BTU model was the same price last year, however the 12,000 BTU model was only £279 so more expensive this year. Adding extension hoses reduces the output of the unit, and quite significantly. This is why most units say you must no do this, and if you do you invalidate the warranty.


Ah, OK. There's no way of repurposing the vents in the walls, is there? I've got a Victorian house and there are vents in the walls of every room.
gary3336 m ago

This model is quieter than the Amcor. Amcor is Appliance Direct's own …This model is quieter than the Amcor. Amcor is Appliance Direct's own brand. This Blyss 9000BTU model was the same price last year, however the 12,000 BTU model was only £279 so more expensive this year. Adding extension hoses reduces the output of the unit, and quite significantly. This is why most units say you must no do this, and if you do you invalidate the warranty.



That could be right, But if you dont tell them they wont know.
Bruce_Law06/05/2019 15:15

Ah, OK. There's no way of repurposing the vents in the walls, is there? …Ah, OK. There's no way of repurposing the vents in the walls, is there? I've got a Victorian house and there are vents in the walls of every room.



Does the house have a cavity between the two wall layers? Early 1900's houses tend not to, but not sure if this is something which was normal before this or not.

If there is no cavity I would think you could use an air brick and get an adapter to fit to it (but i'm not a builder so wouldn't do this without checking). If there is a cavity you risk getting hot moist air in there (very bad).

An electrician (or yourself if you buy the drill bit and have a powerful electric drill) could put you a hole in the wall using a core drill for little money as it's something people do for dryers. Dryers tend to be 4" / 100mm, however air conditioning units can be 5". This in theory would make a restriction so less efficent, but probably still better than the standard hose out of the window (as you could make hose very short).
gary33354 m ago

Does the house have a cavity between the two wall layers? Early 1900's …Does the house have a cavity between the two wall layers? Early 1900's houses tend not to, but not sure if this is something which was normal before this or not.If there is no cavity I would think you could use an air brick and get an adapter to fit to it (but i'm not a builder so wouldn't do this without checking). If there is a cavity you risk getting hot moist air in there (very bad).An electrician (or yourself if you buy the drill bit and have a powerful electric drill) could put you a hole in the wall using a core drill for little money as it's something people do for dryers. Dryers tend to be 4" / 100mm, however air conditioning units can be 5". This in theory would make a restriction so less efficent, but probably still better than the standard hose out of the window (as you could make hose very short).


I'm a complete ignoramus about this sort of stuff, but you've given me a very good starting point so I can do a bit of investigation. Thanks.
Bruce_Law06/05/2019 07:22

Thanks. That's a good price.What I can't figure out is if these units …Thanks. That's a good price.What I can't figure out is if these units require a sash window (that opens at the bottom) for the exhaust hose. I've got casement windows that open outwards half way up the window. So would I have a problem getting hot air out of the room?


As long as the hose reaches (1.5m) and as long as the window opens wide enough (150mm) then you are ok. It would just look nicer with a sash window because you could use the window fitting then. You can get one of these for a casement window but I am just going to try it without first. amazon.co.uk/Rho…8-1
Edited by: "stonebear" 6th May
stonebear06/05/2019 17:59

As long as the hose reaches (1.5m) and as long as the window opens wide …As long as the hose reaches (1.5m) and as long as the window opens wide enough (150mm) then you are ok. It would just look nicer with a sash window because you could use the window fitting then. You can get one of these for a casement window but I am just going to try it without first. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rhodesy-Universal-Air-Conditioning-Suitable-Conditioning/dp/B07F42QB7V/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=window+fitting+for+air+conditioner&qid=1557161909&s=gateway&sr=8-1


Yeah, I'm thinking of just taking the plunge and getting one, then figure out how best to rig it up. If I hesitate till the summer, they're bound to sell out.
Bruce_Law3 h, 30 m ago

Yeah, I'm thinking of just taking the plunge and getting one, then figure …Yeah, I'm thinking of just taking the plunge and getting one, then figure out how best to rig it up. If I hesitate till the summer, they're bound to sell out.


If gary333 is right and this one is quieter that would tempt me as the Amcor is pretty noisy. They are both rater 65dB but this one has 3 fan speed compared to Amcors 2 so should at least be quieter on the lowest fan setting. The lowest fan setting on the Amcor is virtually as loud as the highest. If I had the choice I would probably get this Blyss or even the 12,000 BTU one for £299
Edited by: "stonebear" 6th May
I bought this one from B&Q last week and tried it today, made my room lovely and cool within 20mins/half hour. It is a small room though!
I did have to add an extension to the hose though as my room has top opening windows but still works great! Is quite noisy though (as loud as my metal fan).
Ploosh06/06/2019 04:16

I bought this one from B&Q last week and tried it today, made my room …I bought this one from B&Q last week and tried it today, made my room lovely and cool within 20mins/half hour. It is a small room though!I did have to add an extension to the hose though as my room has top opening windows but still works great! Is quite noisy though (as loud as my metal fan).



How long is the hose for this? Thanks!
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text