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B&Q 9000 BTU Mobile Air Conditioner £131.99 In-store
B&Q 9000 BTU Mobile Air Conditioner £131.99 In-store

B&Q 9000 BTU Mobile Air Conditioner £131.99 In-store

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Falling in price, undoubtedly due to low sales this summer. This is the cheapest I have seen for any air conditioner. You can order online for collect in-store only. Maybe now is a good time to buy for next year, or perhaps they will get even cheaper due to excess stock?

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Easy to use electronic touch control panel portable air conditioner with remote control. It can be easily moved around the home.

PRODUCT FEATURES
Width (mm): 435
Depth (mm): 430
Height (mm): 770
Brand: B&Q
Colour: Silver effect
Remote Control: Yes
WEEE Requirements: Household Appliances
Energy Efficiency: B
Speed Settings: 3
Product Type: Mobile Units
Cooling Capacity: 25m3
Style: Mobile

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
* 12 hour timer
* Electronic touch control panel with cooling/dehumidify/fan functions.
* Airflow 320m3/h.
* Easy to clean dust filter
* Fully mobile with fitted castors
* Supplied with 1.5m hose & accessories

11 Comments

the one main negative with portable a/c is that the extracted warm air is pushed down a hose and that hose must vent somewhere. so if you don't have a convenient hole to an outside wall, you would have to put the hose through a window. obviously that open window will effectively add to the volume of air the a/c unit is attempting to cool (imagine using your car air-con with the windows open = pointless).
so great price for the unit, and very practical if you have small holes to outside walls dotted around your home...

Nope, sorry but you are unable to order online to collect in store.
You can check availability which will give an indication of stock levels, but that's about it.
Taken from their website - B&Q does not offer the service to reserve items for collection in store.

If wanting one for next year i would consider waiting till mid september when you usually find them sub £100.

Flipd

the one main negative with portable a/c is that the extracted warm air is … the one main negative with portable a/c is that the extracted warm air is pushed down a hose and that hose must vent somewhere. so if you don't have a convenient hole to an outside wall, you would have to put the hose through a window. obviously that open window will effectively add to the volume of air the a/c unit is attempting to cool (imagine using your car air-con with the windows open = pointless).so great price for the unit, and very practical if you have small holes to outside walls dotted around your home...



These come with foam insulation moulding so you can put the extraction hose through an open window and use the foam moulding to isolate the open areas.

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Flipd

the one main negative with portable a/c is that the extracted warm air is … the one main negative with portable a/c is that the extracted warm air is pushed down a hose and that hose must vent somewhere. so if you don't have a convenient hole to an outside wall, you would have to put the hose through a window. obviously that open window will effectively add to the volume of air the a/c unit is attempting to cool (imagine using your car air-con with the windows open = pointless).so great price for the unit, and very practical if you have small holes to outside walls dotted around your home...



I have one in my kitchen, I have drilled a hole in the wall and fitted a grille outside.

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saintscouple

If wanting one for next year i would consider waiting till mid september … If wanting one for next year i would consider waiting till mid september when you usually find them sub £100.



That will be "cool" as it were. Only a few weeks to go, cheers for the tip. Don't think there is any danger of them running out of stock this year!

Original Poster

I have to say this air con is pretty effective, it has brought the temperature right down in this thread. I will definitely get one when they come down again next month

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Flipd

the one main negative with portable a/c is that the extracted warm air is … the one main negative with portable a/c is that the extracted warm air is pushed down a hose and that hose must vent somewhere. so if you don't have a convenient hole to an outside wall, you would have to put the hose through a window. obviously that open window will effectively add to the volume of air the a/c unit is attempting to cool (imagine using your car air-con with the windows open = pointless).so great price for the unit, and very practical if you have small holes to outside walls dotted around your home...



Sorry but thats rubbish I have a 12000 btu unit running in my office and the vent goes out the window which is open about 3 inches keeps the room around 18 degrees all the time lovely when its hot and sticky

SHOWMAN36

Sorry but thats rubbish I have a 12000 btu unit running in my office and … Sorry but thats rubbish I have a 12000 btu unit running in my office and the vent goes out the window which is open about 3 inches keeps the room around 18 degrees all the time lovely when its hot and sticky


to keep your room at 18 degrees the air-off temp must be persistently exceptionally low. if you are venting 19+ degrees waste air to an outside temp above 19 degrees then by default your open window is asking your air-con to work harder as additional warmer air seeps back in. yes, the system needs return air to replace the vented air, but any room is rarely airtight and building air is normally preferable to external air if there is a significant temp differential. if the outside air is below 18 degrees then you don't need aircon - you need air flow and / or air changes & a simple fan would help you achieve that.
additionally, if your flexible extract hose is typically of greater diameter than the 3 inch gap then you are slightly flattening it, reducing the cross-sectional area of the hose which in turn further reduces the effective efficiency of the aircon unit.
your application may well perform the function you require, but it is hardly efficient. consider the converse:
would you actively choose to leave a window open 3inches in a heated room in winter?
this is not rubbish, it is basic physics and maths, with a little consideration for the planet. did your aircon unit not come with a foam insulation moulding mentioned by saintscouple?

These are now reduced to £80 for the same air conditioner , they also have 12,000BTU for £125

Do u have to put water in this

lorrainecoops

Do u have to put water in this


I don't no I'm glad you asked the question did you get a reply
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