Igenix 9000 BTU Portable Air Conditioning Unit £239.99 Amazon
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Igenix 9000 BTU Portable Air Conditioning Unit £239.99 Amazon

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Found 17th Jul 2016
The weather has been rather humid lately.

Price looks good, 900w is low energy rating A and reviews seem decent.

Down from £349.99 to £239.99 on Amazon then expired so I have changed the deal to the next closest price £259.99 at Cosco here

costco.co.uk/vie…790

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Igenix IG9900 9000 BTU Portable Air Conditioning Unit 900 W
This Igenix portable air conditioning unit is a good solution to cool down any room in the house, conservatory, garage, outbuilding, Office, mobile home or caravan. To ensure this is the correct unit for you home the recommended room size for optimum performance is up to 19 square metres equivalent to 400 square feet. This model is industry rated at 9000 BTU (British Thermal Unit). This is the international measure of energy. A BTU is the amount of heat needed to raise one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. One of the key features of this product is that it is self-evaporating, this means that even if you run the unit for as much as 10 hours or more, you will not need to remove any water tank or keep an eye on the water levels - it's all done for you. The LED control panel is straightforward with the added benefit of controlling with remote control.

Other features include three fan speed settings low, medium and high. 12 hour timer and low power consumption of 900 W meaning it has the energy rating - A. Igenix manufactures a whole range of cooling products for the home and office including 9, 12 and 16 inch desk fans, 16 inch pedestal, 30 inch tower fans, portable air coolers and air conditioning units.
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Just can't see it getting hot enough to use this, lots of reviews saying how loud this is. Voted hot for the price drop.
Edited by: "antony1971" 17th Jul 2016
antony1971

Just can't see it getting hot enough to use this, lots of reviews saying … Just can't see it getting hot enough to use this, lots of reviews saying how loud this is. Voted hot for the price drop.



​I purchased mainly for my home/office as we have a few computers running and together with the humid weather is turning my place into a sweatbox. It's also an investment with high hopes for decent weather in future
I have a similar one in my small office room. It just isn't powerful enough to reduce the temperature. Admittedly I have several computers on. I have to try and stick the exhaust pipe out of the window too. Which doesn't work that well either.
There is a problem with this type of machine that is you need to have an outlet for the warm air. In a residential scenario that usually means through an open window. Herein lies your problem, if you have an open window you should be commended on your efforts to help the rest of us but try as you might you will not cool the global atmosphere with one of these.
Meluk9

I have a similar one in my small office room. It just isn't powerful … I have a similar one in my small office room. It just isn't powerful enough to reduce the temperature. Admittedly I have several computers on. I have to try and stick the exhaust pipe out of the window too. Which doesn't work that well either.



​Do you happen to know the BTU and wattage of your unit? You may need to correctly install the ventilation pipe, cutting a hole so compressed that only the pipe exits the house. Hopefully the performance varies on a brand/model by brand/model basis. The positive reviews on this unit, particularly surrounding the topic of decreasing room temp to approx 17c in 1 hour, are quite high in volume.
Stu

There is a problem with this type of machine that is you need to have an … There is a problem with this type of machine that is you need to have an outlet for the warm air. In a residential scenario that usually means through an open window. Herein lies your problem, if you have an open window you should be commended on your efforts to help the rest of us but try as you might you will not cool the global atmosphere with one of these.


It's a heat exchanger. It doesn't cause global warming, only from the electricity you've used.
jrw

It's a heat exchanger. It doesn't cause global warming, only from the … It's a heat exchanger. It doesn't cause global warming, only from the electricity you've used.



Actually the point he was trying to make was that with a window open, the unit will be trying to cool the entire atmosphere.
The Amazon deal has ended but still cheap here on Costco

costco.co.uk/vie…790

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Edited by: "davelfc" 17th Jul 2016
davelfc

Extra £20 here on … Extra £20 here on Costcohttp://www.costco.co.uk/view/p/igenix-ig9900-9000-btu-900w-portable-air-conditioning-unit-207790Which for 99% of people would be mad, for that 1% it's a really great warranty for £20.



​Honestly Amazon warranty is top notch, I've returned faulty items after a year without any issues or questions, also this deal comes with 2 year warranty.
centaurandrew

Actually the point he was trying to make was that with a window open, the … Actually the point he was trying to make was that with a window open, the unit will be trying to cool the entire atmosphere.


Yes, re read - cheers!
and remember the exhaust pipe get very hot, so unless you can get it out of the room with done showing, you are wasting your time.
Had one in Spain, they are very noisy, I wrapped silver windscreen reflectors around the pipe to see if that would help, but it does not, also opening the window to vent the pipe defeats the object. Waste of time I gave mine to a charity shop.
That is why proper air conditioning units are installed outside of the building, let someone else hear the noise, while you get the benefit of cold air :-)
anthony712

and remember the exhaust pipe get very hot, so unless you can get it out … and remember the exhaust pipe get very hot, so unless you can get it out of the room with done showing, you are wasting your time.Had one in Spain, they are very noisy, I wrapped silver windscreen reflectors around the pipe to see if that would help, but it does not, also opening the window to vent the pipe defeats the object. Waste of time I gave mine to a charity shop.That is why proper air conditioning units are installed outside of the building, let someone else hear the noise, while you get the benefit of cold air :-)



​hahaha
Undoubtedly these do work to some degree, they will put out cool dry air but as other point out unless you seal the window the vent pipe vents at you're defeating the object. Also the pipe itself will radiate heat back into the room unless its insulated properly or extremely close to the vent window.

You can pick up proper split systems for £350-400 that will work much better. You wont have the portability this offers but then you wont have the issue of noise as the compressor and the noisiest fan will located outside in the condensing unit and you wont need a huge vent pipe.

Appliances direct have a heat pump system for £389, it heats as well as cools.
Had one similar for years homebase own brand but only paid £150 for it. Load of rubbish spoken in these comments. Works perfectly well with the tube stuck out through the slightly open window and the warm tube is not an issue. Wouldnt be without it on warm summer nights!
These work fine IMO.

I purchased one years back for £49 when the DIY store Focus was closing down and to be fair it ran for years without fault.

Yes you do have to put the vent pipe out of a window,but if you have any common sense then you block up the gaps.

Obviously this won't be as efficient as a built in unit that sits on the side of a property but then again most people in the uk won't want to spend thousands of pounds installing AC units,this is more a unit that you use a hand full of times a year when it's roasting out/can't sleep at night for it being too hot.Yes they aren't the quietest machines,but when you are that hot and can't sleep,you soon forget about the noise.

Tip is to put it on in a room and shut the door for 30 mins or so and go back in again,you then will feel how much cooler the room is.
Had the homebase one of these. Decided to fit the exhaust pipe up a disused chimney thinking that would be a good idea. Ended up turning the chimney stack into a radiator. Lesson learned haha.
these are horrible for the cost to run and benefit is really not worth it. you also need to keep your doors and windows sealed or it doesn't work. it also sounds as loud as a hoover been on low. I think most people will be shocked at how loud they are lol
brendanhickey

these are horrible for the cost to run and benefit is really not worth … these are horrible for the cost to run and benefit is really not worth it. you also need to keep your doors and windows sealed or it doesn't work. it also sounds as loud as a hoover been on low. I think most people will be shocked at how loud they are lol



​This one is a Grade A 900w, I'm guessing it's quite cost efficient.
brendanhickey

these are horrible for the cost to run and benefit is really not worth … these are horrible for the cost to run and benefit is really not worth it. you also need to keep your doors and windows sealed or it doesn't work. it also sounds as loud as a hoover been on low. I think most people will be shocked at how loud they are lol



i think you will find any AC unit will cost you a small fortune if you keep the windows and doors open as opposed to keeping them shut
brendanhickey

these are horrible for the cost to run and benefit is really not worth … these are horrible for the cost to run and benefit is really not worth it. you also need to keep your doors and windows sealed or it doesn't work. it also sounds as loud as a hoover been on low. I think most people will be shocked at how loud they are lol



I don't even notice any difference in my bill when using mine so can't be that costly.

The benefit is well worth it.

It does work without the door sealed. I put the tube out of my balcony door, close it as much as possible and pull the curtain across the gap. It makes a huge difference.
I'm not sure what to vote on an AC unit,hot or cold
Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 17th Jul 2016
jrw

It's a heat exchanger. It doesn't cause global warming, only from the … It's a heat exchanger. It doesn't cause global warming, only from the electricity you've used.



You're miles wide of the mark there.

Window open = warm air from the outside coming in to the room you are trying to cool.
anthonynsinclair

​This one is a Grade A 900w, I'm guessing it's quite cost efficient.



​yeah it will cost something like 19p an hour. the one I had was 3000w it was painful to use it.
My god, some of the tripe being posted on here.

These serve a purpose, they're good for what they are.

Yes they're noisy, yes they're inefficient but if you have a hot bedroom just stick in on half an hour before bed and shut the door and you'll have a lovely cool room to sleep in.

They do work too as the air con failed in my server room at work, in fact both units did.

Two portable units in place of the 2 x 5kw failed systems managed to cool the room down from 46c to 25c and keep it stable until the engineers could get there. They were vented out a propped open door too so not even any attempt made to make it efficient.

Not everyone can afford or have space for a permanent split system install.
anthonynsinclair

​Do you happen to know the BTU and wattage of your unit? You may need to c … ​Do you happen to know the BTU and wattage of your unit? You may need to correctly install the ventilation pipe, cutting a hole so compressed that only the pipe exits the house. Hopefully the performance varies on a brand/model by brand/model basis. The positive reviews on this unit, particularly surrounding the topic of decreasing room temp to approx 17c in 1 hour, are quite high in volume.



I have this one electrolux.co.uk/pro…w7/ and they appear to be hiding the BTU rating.

I also bought this ebay.co.uk/itm…31e
not sure if it makes any difference but I can only get my room to drop by 1 or 2 degrees. My office is about 120sq foot, has 2 people in but has about 5 to 10 computers on all the time which I suspect is the problem.

Would this one work better?

These are ok but ......

They do pump out a load of hot air (this is the heat that is taken from the room) - this also means that the air that is pumped out needs to be replaced by air outside the room so it sucks in air from outside the room which if it is also warm tends to defeat the object of using these kinds of air conditioners.

Don't get me wrong - they do work (I use one for my workshop) but using a split type one will be much more efficient and I'm planning on putting a couple of the split type in the house and workshop next year for both heating and cooling.
In case you don't already know, wait 'til winter comes and buy used off the well known auction site. I have a large and a small unit that I bought for less than £30 combined (collection of course due to weight), there are hundreds on there and most have hardly been used!
People who say the hose type don't work either have an insufficient BTU rating for their room size, solar exposure and/or insulation - or are the usual people who don't have the product, but come up with claims rubbishing it!
Split system is of course ideal for many, but at least twice the price for something decent and properly installed.
If this breaks take it down the dump and when not in use leave it in the cupboard under the stairs! And lastly, a split system can't be carried upstairs or moved from room to room or even house to house!!!
Hot OP!
I've had one for years in my bedroom, I have a mid-sized room and have made a hole in the wall to accommodate the vent, could never live without it now. I previously had the vent via the window but that doesn't work as well..
brendanhickey

​yeah it will cost something like 19p an hour. the one I had was 3000w it … ​yeah it will cost something like 19p an hour. the one I had was 3000w it was painful to use it.



​You pay 19p a unit?!

gawd, we pay like 10 or so, sometimes less!
antony1971

Just can't see it getting hot enough to use this, lots of reviews saying … Just can't see it getting hot enough to use this, lots of reviews saying how loud this is. Voted hot for the price drop.


Oh it gets hot enough to use these,depending on the fat/room..mine gets very hot,opening window/regular fans make zero difference,but an ac is a relief.and worth every single oenny,although these portable ones are noisy and nowhere nearly as good as seperate ones that are common in many countrues.
fazzx

I've had one for years in my bedroom, I have a mid-sized room and have … I've had one for years in my bedroom, I have a mid-sized room and have made a hole in the wall to accommodate the vent, could never live without it now. I previously had the vent via the window but that doesn't work as well..


I too done the same. But the noise finally won. So ended up installing a proper split unit.
have 2 of these one up stairs one down in living room pipe goes out of cat flap which is perfect, the one up stairs we only put on just before going to bed with pipe out window and it still works fine, another thing to note is they have to be drained when the water builds up i got round this by taking the little bung off and using a washing machine 15 mm hose pipe i cut one of the ends off and attached it to the water outlet on the ac unit and also have that running out the cat flap as well.
I've got one of the old Homebase units here. As others have said they're not all that, better off getting a 12,000btu model tbh. They do blow out cold air which is nice as long as you're in the flow path but as soon as somebody stands in front of it you get heat shock lol.

Quick recommendation for extending the pipe is to get the 100mm foil pipe from Wickes that you would use for extractor fans and run it out of the room. Yeah it does heat up but at least the exhaust is far enough from the machine that its not instantly sucking in super heated air.
I expect the cat wasn't amused
MrHot

​You pay 19p a unit?!gawd, we pay like 10 or so, sometimes less!



​I think I'm on economy 7 so for the 7 hours from 1am It goes down to 5p or something.
brendanhickey

​I think I'm on economy 7 so for the 7 hours from 1am It goes down to 5p o … ​I think I'm on economy 7 so for the 7 hours from 1am It goes down to 5p or something.



​that well known time to run your air con.
see. this is where we need an amazon prime deal!
Friends of mine used to use a unit like this. Same problem with sealing up the window.

Not sure where they got it from, but they got some sort of removeable insert panel for it. You open the window, closed it onto this panel so it was held in place, and then it had a hole you connected the vent pipe to. One of them fits windows for a living so I guess he may have made it himself ....

Worked OK. But the unit didn't half make a racket.
bbdom

These are ok but ......They do pump out a load of hot air (this is the … These are ok but ......They do pump out a load of hot air (this is the heat that is taken from the room) - this also means that the air that is pumped out needs to be replaced by air outside the room so it sucks in air from outside the room which if it is also warm tends to defeat the object of using these kinds of air conditioners.Don't get me wrong - they do work (I use one for my workshop) but using a split type one will be much more efficient and I'm planning on putting a couple of the split type in the house and workshop next year for both heating and cooling.


Eh? It pulls air in from outside? How so?
I've always thought that the exhausted air was simply heat generated from the insides of the unit, for example the pump and compressor? After all a portable unit only has an exhaust and relies on doors and windows being sealed. The closer to a vacuum it can be, the more efficient it is.
Edited by: "guitaristanime" 18th Jul 2016
sancheez

Friends of mine used to use a unit like this. Same problem with sealing … Friends of mine used to use a unit like this. Same problem with sealing up the window.Not sure where they got it from, but they got some sort of removeable insert panel for it. You open the window, closed it onto this panel so it was held in place, and then it had a hole you connected the vent pipe to. One of them fits windows for a living so I guess he may have made it himself ....Worked OK. But the unit didn't half make a racket.



​something like this? amazon.co.uk/gp/…6N0
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