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Portable Air Conditioners

Make stuffy nights and melting-hot days a breeze with a portable air conditioning unit at Intelligent Hand Dryers. Infused with modern technology, these portable air con products are the perfect way to stay cool. They feature contemporary air purifier functions, helping rid spaces of condensation and tackle dampness by creating a dryer, less humid atmosphere. They also play a part in preventing pests like dust mites and mould spores! Free Next day delivery on top brands including Delonghi. Shop the collection today and see the benefits for yourself with Intelligent Hand Dryers.

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  • Delonghi Pinguino PAC N82 ECO Portable Air Conditioning Unit 9400 BTU
  • Delonghi Pinguino PAC EL98 ECORFL Portable Air Conditioning Unit 10,700 BTU
  • Delonghi Pinguino PAC EM93 Portable Air Conditioning Unit 10500 BTU
  • Delonghi Pinguino PAC EL110 ERF Wifi Silent Portable Air Conditioning Unit 11000 BTU
  • Delonghi Pinguino PAC EX100 Silent  Portable Air Conditioning Unit 10,000 BTU
  • Delonghi Pinguino PAC EX120 Silent Portable Air Conditioning Unit 11500 BTU

If you were in the mind that these top-notch machines are reserved for fancy hotel rooms and retail stores, then it’s about time we introduce you to the range of portable air conditioning units at Intelligent Hand Dryers.

Portable air conditioning units 

With an air con unit to suit almost every budget, finding your perfect temperature has never been easier. We’re home to high-performance units created by leading manufacturers of portable air conditioning units, including Delonghi. Plus, our units come in various BTU measurements, so you’ll easily find the right one to suit you. 

Upgrade your home with portable air con 

Our selection offers a flurry of useful features to help keep your bedroom, office or any other space cool. Set a timer and have your sleeping space refreshed and ready in advance, banishing the day’s heat into the past so you can slumber in perfect comfort.

Many of our devices also come with remote controls, just the ticket for those super heavy heat days where it’s too much to lift more than a finger off the sofa!

How to Choose The Right Portable Air-Conditioning Unit

Room Size

Room size is important because it determines the portable air con unit size you need to buy. These units are not designed to cool an entire building but are very effective in rooms where careful consideration has been given to the capacity. Manufacturers use BTUs to determine how powerful their units are, so you can work out just how many are needed to cool a particular space.

Consideration must also be given to the room itself. If the windows face the sun during the day, then this will increase the ambient temperature in the room, compromising performance. You must also remember to keep doors and windows closed, as this will introduce warm air into the space. 


Room Size BTU’s Needed Room Size BTU’s Needed
400 sq. ft.  9,000 BTU’s 700 sq. ft. 14,000 BTU’s
450 sq. ft. 10,000 BTU’s 1,000 sq. ft. 18,000 BTU’s
550 sq. ft. 12,000 BTU’s 1,200 sq. ft. 21,000 BTU’s

These are approximate measurements where room height is not taken into account. 

Portable Air Conditioning FAQ's

How do portable air conditioners work?

Portable air conditioners work by drawing in warm air from a room and passing it over a cold coil that contains refrigerant. The refrigerant absorbs the heat from the air, which cools it down. The cooled air is then blown back into the room, while the warm air is expelled outside through a vent.


How much does it cost to run a portable air conditioner?

The cost of running a portable air conditioner depends on several factors, including the size of the unit, the energy efficiency rating, and the cost of electricity in your area. For example if you look at our Delonghi Penguino PAC N82 ECO Portable Air Conditioning Unit 9400 BTU it operates on 900w. This means than on 1 hour of continuous use it will consume 0.9kw. If your Kw/h cost is 28p, then 1 hour of use would cost you 25.4p


How do I choose the right size portable air conditioner?

To choose the right size portable air conditioner, you need to calculate the square footage of the room you want to cool. Most portable air conditioners are designed to cool rooms up to a certain size, so be sure to choose a unit that matches the square footage of your room.


Are portable air conditioners noisy?

Portable air conditioners can be noisy, especially if they have a high cooling capacity. However, there are many models available that are designed to operate quietly for example the Pinguino PAC EX120 Silent Portable Air Conditioning Unit operates at just 49-53 dB(A), that its less noise than a refrigerator makes. Look for units with noise-reducing features or check the decibel rating before purchasing.


Do portable air conditioners need to be vented?

Yes, portable air conditioners need to be vented to remove the hot air that is generated during the cooling process. Most units come with a venting kit that allows you to exhaust the hot air through a window, door, or other opening.


How do I install a portable air conditioner?

The installation process for a portable air conditioner varies depending on the model. Most units come with an installation guide that outlines the steps you need to follow. In general, you will need to attach the vent hose to the unit, install the window adapter, and secure the hose to the adapter.


Can I use a portable air conditioner in multiple rooms?

Portable air conditioners are designed to cool a single room or space. If you want to cool multiple rooms, you will need to move the unit from one room to another. Some models are designed to be more portable than others, so consider this when making your purchase.


How do I maintain my portable air conditioner?

To maintain your portable air conditioner, you should clean the filter regularly to keep it free of dust and debris. You should also clean the outside of the unit with a soft cloth or sponge. It's also a good idea to have the unit serviced by a professional once a year to keep it running smoothly.


Are portable air conditioners energy-efficient?

Portable air conditioners can be energy-efficient, but it depends on the model. Look for units with a high energy efficiency rating to save on your electricity bill. You can also reduce energy usage by setting the unit to a higher temperature or using it only when necessary.


Can I use a portable air conditioner in a small space?

Yes, you can use a portable air conditioner in a small space, but you should choose a unit that is designed for the size of your room. A unit that is too large can cool the room too quickly, causing the air to become too dry. A unit that is too small will not be effective in cooling the room.