TCL AC12 12000 BTU Eco Smart App WIFI Portable Air Conditioner for rooms up to 30 sqm Alexa Enabled - £369.98 @ Appliances Direct
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TCL AC12 12000 BTU Eco Smart App WIFI Portable Air Conditioner for rooms up to 30 sqm Alexa Enabled - £369.98 @ Appliances Direct

£369.98£439.9716%Appliances Direct Deals
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Found 9th Jul
What stands out

Aside from the fact it’s not from Viking Direct, this looks like a nicer unit that the Igenix, higher cooling capacity, and replete with all the accessories complained were omitted from the too-good-to-be-true deal posted previously.

Control the temperature and schedule your air conditioning from anywhere using your smartphone
Works with Amazon Echo, Alexa & Google Home, so you can operate it using your voice
The air conditioners 12,000 BTU is ideal for cooling large spaces up to 30 square metres (320 square feet)
Save up to 30% energy compared with a standard air conditioner thanks to its efficient smart operation and advanced scheduling abilities
The details
This advanced air conditioner comes loaded with all the latest smart technology to make your life that little bit easier. It packs plenty of power to cool your home or office without actually taking up too much floor space. Best of all, you can monitor and manage of all of its functions, from anywhere, at any time, using your smartphone. Simply connect the air conditioner to your home/office WiFi, download the app on your smartphone and away you go. Heres just a few things of what you can do:

Access anywhere - Switch on your home air conditioner whilst at work, so that its nicely chilled for when you arrive back. Or switch off the work air cons after your leave the office.
Control multiple devices - Take control of multiple air conditioners using the one app, ideal for commercial use in holiday homes or offices.
Easy to share - Give your family or co-workers access to the device and its settings via simple QR code sharing.
Advanced scheduling - Set the air conditioner to automatically run at different temperatures at different times of the day.
Save money - Set the air conditioner to automatically run at out of peak hours when the energy tariff is cheap.
Alexa and Google assistant compatible - Control the air conditioner using only your voice - “Alexa/ok Google, turn my air con on”

The air conditioner doesnt require any permanent installation, so you can have it up and going in no time at all. It stands on a set of castor wheels and features integrated side handles, meaning youll be able to move it from room to room with ease. The digital control panel and LCD display makes for quick and easy selection of the functions, fan speeds, timer and temperature settings.

Essential info
Cooling and fan function
Built-in dehumidifier mode
Control it over WiFi using your smartphone
12,000 BTU cooling performance
3-speed turbo fan with sleep mode
1 - 24 hour timer
Digital controls with LED Display
Dimensions (W*D*H):445 x 375 x 720mm
Weight: 31Kg
More info
Dehumidification (max): 31.2 L/day
Air flow (at high speed): 330 m³/h
Power supply (V): 220-240
3.35 kW Cooling
Running Power consumption (W) 1.4 kW (cooling)
Running Current: 6.7 Amps(cooling)
Integrated side handles and durable castor wheels
Refrigerant: R410A
Directional louvres
Energy rating: A
Noise Level: ≤54dB(A)
12 Month hassle free warranty
Whats in the box?
1 x Air Conditioner
1 x Exhaust hose
1 x Exhaust fan outlet
1 x Fishtail connector
1 x Window kit
1 x Remote control
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I bought one of these and it was delivered yesterday. Here are my thoughts:

* The unit is very heavy, but it's on caster wheels so on laminate floor you can move it very easily.
* The unit is quite slick, nice looking and it has louvres on the top which blow the air out upwards, these are manually set and don't oscillate
* The unit does indeed cool the room, down to 18°C.
* The unit is LOUD. I could probably sleep with it on, but I know others would struggle. It is easily louder than most dishwashers I have heard, bordering on being as loud as a tumble dryer, maybe not that loud, the fans are mostly okay, but when the chiller kicks in from time to time it's a little louder than I would like. The unit also has a quiet fan-only option that has a reduced noise level.
* The exhaust outlet can be hooked to a supplier window fitting kit or plumbed into a through-wall vent, much like a tumble dryer.
* The window fitting kit is for vertical or horizontal SLIDE windows. Most UK windows are push out so it doesn't exactly fit correctly, and although it extends it would be too small for a double glazed sliding door.
* The length of the supplied pipe wouldn't reach the window in my house. This may be fine for others.
* The unit is a proper condensing chiller, as such you need to empty condensate from it from time to time, or plumb it to a permanently fixed outlet.
* The Alexa and Google Home integration works well, although the instructions in the manual are not correct for pairing the app with the device.
* This is a very different device to an evaporating cooler, I've had one of these and never found them to particularly work. This unit works. It really does reduce the temperature in the room

So knowing what I know now, would I buy it again? YES. I suffer from migraines and lack of sleep is a big trigger for me, I also live in a house where the master bedroom gets the sun from midday on wards. I've got to use it a bit differently than I planned, as I was hoping to be able to leave it on chill all night, but it's too noisy for that, so I'll be using it to cool my room before bed, and perhaps turn it on for a short while in the middle of the night if I wake up hot.

I'll also be contacting a heating and plumbing engineer to get a permanent in wall exhaust and condensate drain installed. I imagine most heating companies are a little quiet at the moment!
Cool. If you don’t want one, don’t buy one.

I live in an apartment with a balcony with French doors I can leave open permanently (as long as Spiderman doesn’t take up burglary), with the hose hanging out all the time. I imagine some people also have windows in similarly inaccessible places.

I can then fire up the air con manually or automatically as I get 20 mins from home, and arrive to a perfectly chilled environment.

Some people also “choose” to carry out a permanent installation through a duct in the wall, even though it’s not required.

So no, the app doesn’t hang the hose out the window for you, but I think you knew that.

It does, however, fit certain use cases for people that are different to you. Who’d have thunk it?
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"The air conditioner doesnt require any permanent installation..."

"1 x Exhaust hose
1 x Exhaust fan outlet"

So, if you aren't in the room, does the app open the window and shove the outlet out of the Window for you? No? So whats the point in having it wifi enabled?
Rather sweat than drop £400 on an appliance i'll use only for a month. After which, it'll be stored away for a year, getting mouldy and disgusting. It will then proceed to emit the smell of death once it's used again a year later. YEET YEET
Cool. If you don’t want one, don’t buy one.

I live in an apartment with a balcony with French doors I can leave open permanently (as long as Spiderman doesn’t take up burglary), with the hose hanging out all the time. I imagine some people also have windows in similarly inaccessible places.

I can then fire up the air con manually or automatically as I get 20 mins from home, and arrive to a perfectly chilled environment.

Some people also “choose” to carry out a permanent installation through a duct in the wall, even though it’s not required.

So no, the app doesn’t hang the hose out the window for you, but I think you knew that.

It does, however, fit certain use cases for people that are different to you. Who’d have thunk it?
£379 now
I bought one of these and it was delivered yesterday. Here are my thoughts:

* The unit is very heavy, but it's on caster wheels so on laminate floor you can move it very easily.
* The unit is quite slick, nice looking and it has louvres on the top which blow the air out upwards, these are manually set and don't oscillate
* The unit does indeed cool the room, down to 18°C.
* The unit is LOUD. I could probably sleep with it on, but I know others would struggle. It is easily louder than most dishwashers I have heard, bordering on being as loud as a tumble dryer, maybe not that loud, the fans are mostly okay, but when the chiller kicks in from time to time it's a little louder than I would like. The unit also has a quiet fan-only option that has a reduced noise level.
* The exhaust outlet can be hooked to a supplier window fitting kit or plumbed into a through-wall vent, much like a tumble dryer.
* The window fitting kit is for vertical or horizontal SLIDE windows. Most UK windows are push out so it doesn't exactly fit correctly, and although it extends it would be too small for a double glazed sliding door.
* The length of the supplied pipe wouldn't reach the window in my house. This may be fine for others.
* The unit is a proper condensing chiller, as such you need to empty condensate from it from time to time, or plumb it to a permanently fixed outlet.
* The Alexa and Google Home integration works well, although the instructions in the manual are not correct for pairing the app with the device.
* This is a very different device to an evaporating cooler, I've had one of these and never found them to particularly work. This unit works. It really does reduce the temperature in the room

So knowing what I know now, would I buy it again? YES. I suffer from migraines and lack of sleep is a big trigger for me, I also live in a house where the master bedroom gets the sun from midday on wards. I've got to use it a bit differently than I planned, as I was hoping to be able to leave it on chill all night, but it's too noisy for that, so I'll be using it to cool my room before bed, and perhaps turn it on for a short while in the middle of the night if I wake up hot.

I'll also be contacting a heating and plumbing engineer to get a permanent in wall exhaust and condensate drain installed. I imagine most heating companies are a little quiet at the moment!
£399 now robing bstards.
I think this AC unit is making this deal freeze
You know most of these websites have a pricing algorithm that pushes it up as stock depletes. Simple supply and demand!
d84rk_knight2 h, 1 m ago

I think this AC unit is making this deal freeze


I can’t work out what the problem is, but some you win, and some you lose.

And some you sweat your way through, because the bar has been set for an Air Conditioner with all the bells and whistles at £100, even though nobody got one!
Bought the B&Q Blys one last week was testing it out before installing it in a wall. Since then I saw this one on appliances direct and the phone functionality appeals can it only be used while on the same wi fi network? as that’s how I understood it from the online manual. Also the B&Q one is fairly loud part of the reason I’m thinking of returning it don’t know if the TCL one is any quieter? As it gives you decibel ratings online but from what I gather they have to ways of measuring the noise so it’s not exactly comparable.

Was looking on AO and they have more reputable brands AEG and De’Longhi but at 500+ from something that’s only of use a couple times a year I don’t know what the added benefit would be over the cheaper options.
Edited by: "smush" 10th Jul
smush8 h, 53 m ago

Bought the B&Q Blys one last week was testing it out before installing it …Bought the B&Q Blys one last week was testing it out before installing it in a wall. Since then I saw this one on appliances direct and the phone functionality appeals can it only be used while on the same wi fi network? as that’s how I understood it from the online manual. Also the B&Q one is fairly loud part of the reason I’m thinking of returning it don’t know if the TCL one is any quieter? As it gives you decibel ratings online but from what I gather they have to ways of measuring the noise so it’s not exactly comparable. Was looking on AO and they have more reputable brands AEG and De’Longhi but at 500+ from something that’s only of use a couple times a year I don’t know what the added benefit would be over the cheaper options.


They’re all loud, because the entire workings are in the room with you. Compressor, evaporator, fan, exhaust, the works.

Not sure about remote/cloud control via WAN, but if your Alexa is set up right, you should be able to use that platform to control from anywhere.

What I can’t fathom is why this post got killed! It’s literally the cheapest Alexa-integrated AirCon out there, or at least was, before the demand increased and the supply decreased!

I think it’s like all the home automation posts. Lots of people miss the detail, and you end up with “£35 for a lightbulb? Are you mad? I can buy one down the market for 50p! And it’s LED colour-changing too!”
oliverhussick37 m ago

They’re all loud, because the entire workings are in the room with you. C …They’re all loud, because the entire workings are in the room with you. Compressor, evaporator, fan, exhaust, the works.Not sure about remote/cloud control via WAN, but if your Alexa is set up right, you should be able to use that platform to control from anywhere.What I can’t fathom is why this post got killed! It’s literally the cheapest Alexa-integrated AirCon out there, or at least was, before the demand increased and the supply decreased!I think it’s like all the home automation posts. Lots of people miss the detail, and you end up with “£35 for a lightbulb? Are you mad? I can buy one down the market for 50p! And it’s LED colour-changing too!”


Noise doesn’t bother me too much I can sleep with a fan going but with this air con unit I have sounding like a mini aeroplane preparing for take off I struggle it’s shame because I do like them. I’m wondering if some are quieter than others by using some sort of sound dampening materials that might be missing on cheaper models.

I know what you mean about the bulbs I installed HUE GU10s recently starter kit plus 3 bulbs at £50 a piece my family thought I was mad for spending that much
smush43 m ago

Noise doesn’t bother me too much I can sleep with a fan going but with t …Noise doesn’t bother me too much I can sleep with a fan going but with this air con unit I have sounding like a mini aeroplane preparing for take off I struggle it’s shame because I do like them. I’m wondering if some are quieter than others by using some sort of sound dampening materials that might be missing on cheaper models. I know what you mean about the bulbs I installed HUE GU10s recently starter kit plus 3 bulbs at £50 a piece my family thought I was mad for spending that much


Some definitely are quieter than others, yes, but I imagine the quietest ones are the most expensive, before you even get into spilt units.

Quite! The devil is in the detail with Hue. Look at the research and development that’s gone into their app, and now HUE SYNC, WHICH HAS BLOWN MY MIND!

If anyone else is still reading, the Alexa thing is the key feature here. This is not the cheapest air conditioner on earth.
andy.mccall9th Jul

I bought one of these and it was delivered yesterday. Here are my …I bought one of these and it was delivered yesterday. Here are my thoughts:* The unit is very heavy, but it's on caster wheels so on laminate floor you can move it very easily.* The unit is quite slick, nice looking and it has louvres on the top which blow the air out upwards, these are manually set and don't oscillate* The unit does indeed cool the room, down to 18°C.* The unit is LOUD. I could probably sleep with it on, but I know others would struggle. It is easily louder than most dishwashers I have heard, bordering on being as loud as a tumble dryer, maybe not that loud, the fans are mostly okay, but when the chiller kicks in from time to time it's a little louder than I would like. The unit also has a quiet fan-only option that has a reduced noise level.* The exhaust outlet can be hooked to a supplier window fitting kit or plumbed into a through-wall vent, much like a tumble dryer.* The window fitting kit is for vertical or horizontal SLIDE windows. Most UK windows are push out so it doesn't exactly fit correctly, and although it extends it would be too small for a double glazed sliding door.* The length of the supplied pipe wouldn't reach the window in my house. This may be fine for others.* The unit is a proper condensing chiller, as such you need to empty condensate from it from time to time, or plumb it to a permanently fixed outlet.* The Alexa and Google Home integration works well, although the instructions in the manual are not correct for pairing the app with the device.* This is a very different device to an evaporating cooler, I've had one of these and never found them to particularly work. This unit works. It really does reduce the temperature in the roomSo knowing what I know now, would I buy it again? YES. I suffer from migraines and lack of sleep is a big trigger for me, I also live in a house where the master bedroom gets the sun from midday on wards. I've got to use it a bit differently than I planned, as I was hoping to be able to leave it on chill all night, but it's too noisy for that, so I'll be using it to cool my room before bed, and perhaps turn it on for a short while in the middle of the night if I wake up hot.I'll also be contacting a heating and plumbing engineer to get a permanent in wall exhaust and condensate drain installed. I imagine most heating companies are a little quiet at the moment!


Ended up getting this thanks to this helpful post and deal
oliverhussick10th Jul

Some definitely are quieter than others, yes, but I imagine the quietest …Some definitely are quieter than others, yes, but I imagine the quietest ones are the most expensive, before you even get into spilt units.Quite! The devil is in the detail with Hue. Look at the research and development that’s gone into their app, and now HUE SYNC, WHICH HAS BLOWN MY MIND!If anyone else is still reading, the Alexa thing is the key feature here. This is not the cheapest air conditioner on earth.


Managed to get it to work with Ghome. But only turns on and off. Can't seem to change temperature.
Are you able to change the temperature on Ghome or Alexa?
If so, what command do you use?
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