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Pifco P40014 Portable 3-In-1 Air Cooler, Fan and Humidifier - £79.99 @ Amazon
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Pifco P40014 Portable 3-In-1 Air Cooler, Fan and Humidifier - £79.99 @ Amazon

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Posted 6th Jul

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  • 3 wind speed settings providing low, medium and high powered breeze with 45 degrees wide angle oscillation for evenly distributed air flow
  • 3 mode settings normal, natural and sleep operated by soft button control with LED indicators or remote control. The remote control requires CR2026 lithium battery
  • 5 litre detachable water tank with auto cut off when tank is full
  • No venting out of window required. Height x 72cm; Width x 26cm; Depth x 30cm
  • Large easy glide castors and Ideal for rooms in homes, caravans, conservatories and office environments up to 30 square meter. 2 year warranty
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Fab price, just to confirm before anyone mentions it, this is NOT an air conditioning unit
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CPC i got a air-conditioner for £ 220 worth every penny
Will this actually cool it down or just make it stuffy without the vent? Anyone has it and can recommend
Pokey06/07/2019 18:38

It's a humidifier.



So it is I was thrown off by this: “5 litre detachable water tank with auto cut off when tank is full”.

Not too sure why anyone would want to increase the humidity in a caravan or conservatory either. Seems to be a good price though
finknottle06/07/2019 18:43

So it is I was thrown off by this: “5 litre detachable water t …So it is I was thrown off by this: “5 litre detachable water tank with auto cut off when tank is full”.Not too sure why anyone would want to increase the humidity in a caravan or conservatory either. Seems to be a good price though


It's basically just an oversized tower fan with a reservoir for cold water to cool the air that passes through and back out into the room. Causing a rise in humidity is just a side effect of that process. It's not really pumping out a lot of moisture. And the rooms in which it's being used would probably quite dry already because of the temperature. In a caravan you'd probably add more moisture internally just by boiling a kettle.
Pokey06/07/2019 18:55

It's basically just an oversized tower fan with a reservoir for cold water …It's basically just an oversized tower fan with a reservoir for cold water to cool the air that passes through and back out into the room. Causing a rise in humidity is just a side effect of that process. It's not really pumping out a lot of moisture. And the rooms in which it's being used would probably quite dry already because of the temperature. In a caravan you'd probably add more moisture internally just by boiling a kettle.


You know temperature (as a rule) increases humidity right? This cools already humid air.
It'll be slightly better than a fan, don't expect anything close to a portal AC unit.
PAULTRD06/07/2019 20:08

You know temperature (as a rule) increases humidity right? This cools …You know temperature (as a rule) increases humidity right? This cools already humid air.


To be honest, I'm really not bothered. These things don't really do anything more than a fan does. I definitely wouldn't pay £80 for one.
So are these any good? It's obviously not going to be like for like to an actual air conditioner, but is it anywhere near as good?
Pokey06/07/2019 20:22

To be honest, I'm really not bothered. These things don't really do …To be honest, I'm really not bothered. These things don't really do anything more than a fan does. I definitely wouldn't pay £80 for one.


A fan moves warm air around, this cools air. That said, this is a very small unit at just over 2 ft tall. I've got a 3ft one that I'm looking to replace as its old and doesn't work as well as it should. It was very good for putting it on the landing and hour before bed to cool the bedrooms. Some work very well.
How loud are these the louder the better. Recently left my misses beautiful quiet house bk in croydon with nut nut above plus a nut below .so loud fans really help me .
Edited by: "james0909" 6th Jul
james090906/07/2019 20:35

How loud are these the louder the better. Recently left my misses …How loud are these the louder the better. Recently left my misses beautiful quiet house bk in croydon with nut nut above plus a nut below .so loud fans really help me .


Open a window. You'll very swiftly hear the sweet soothing sounds of gunshots and stabbings. Love Croydon
PAULTRD06/07/2019 20:08

You know temperature (as a rule) increases humidity right? This cools …You know temperature (as a rule) increases humidity right? This cools already humid air.


It's only likely to do that if you're near a source of water to evaporate, otherwise increasing temperature lowers relative humidity.

This cools by running hot dry air through a sponge soaked in water. The water evaporates into the air, sucking up heat but increasing humidity as it does so. The more humid the air is before going into the cooler the less water can evaporate into it and the less the temperature will be lowered by the cooler.

As for effectiveness... Eh, I'd avoid these in the UK. We generally have high humidity and the only way to cool down is to run an air conditioning unit which acts as a dehumidifier. That said a humidifier can be a great spot cooler. I have one of those ultrasonic mister units that are cheap and quiet, when it's too hot I set it up blowing mist onto me in bed and that's really effective. I worked it out to 660BTU/hr which doesn't sound like much but for cooling one human it's plenty.
Just a heads up for anyone looking at the rating and reviews on the Amazon page. When you click the page it looks like this product has 4 stars and lots of good reviews right? But nope that's just Amazon doing shady selling stuff as usual. Only 3 of the reviews are for the cooler and the rest are for the air conditioner(£300). The average review of the air cooler is 1.3 stars... pretty much the lowest review it could get.


So yeah all the reviews mentioning it cools rooms a lot don't look at those, they're for a completely different product, not even a similar one. I'd stay clear of something that's rated 1 star from all reviews.
CampGareth06/07/2019 22:54

It's only likely to do that if you're near a source of water to evaporate, …It's only likely to do that if you're near a source of water to evaporate, otherwise increasing temperature lowers relative humidity.This cools by running hot dry air through a sponge soaked in water. The water evaporates into the air, sucking up heat but increasing humidity as it does so. The more humid the air is before going into the cooler the less water can evaporate into it and the less the temperature will be lowered by the cooler.As for effectiveness... Eh, I'd avoid these in the UK. We generally have high humidity and the only way to cool down is to run an air conditioning unit which acts as a dehumidifier. That said a humidifier can be a great spot cooler. I have one of those ultrasonic mister units that are cheap and quiet, when it's too hot I set it up blowing mist onto me in bed and that's really effective. I worked it out to 660BTU/hr which doesn't sound like much but for cooling one human it's plenty.


Biggest source of water in the UK is the ground. You start off saying it's only high if you are near water... then say in the uk we generally have high humidity...
PAULTRD07/07/2019 07:50

Biggest source of water in the UK is the ground. You start off saying it's …Biggest source of water in the UK is the ground. You start off saying it's only high if you are near water... then say in the uk we generally have high humidity...


We're an island with lots of rivers, canals etc. It's hard to get away from bodies of water here. In addition, yes, it rains often. Compared to somewhere like the US where it's possible to be hundreds of miles from water and not have rain for months, yes we tend to have humid air.
CampGareth07/07/2019 08:19

We're an island with lots of rivers, canals etc. It's hard to get away …We're an island with lots of rivers, canals etc. It's hard to get away from bodies of water here. In addition, yes, it rains often. Compared to somewhere like the US where it's possible to be hundreds of miles from water and not have rain for months, yes we tend to have humid air.


HUKD.. not HUSAD
PAULTRD07/07/2019 08:55

HUKD.. not HUSAD



All I'm saying is this product which is sold worldwide is popular and effective in areas with dry air. It is not effective in our humid country. People keep buying them though. I bought a small one but it didn't help any more than a fan.
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