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AEG 9000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner for rooms up to 21 sqm - ChillFlexPro

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It has its limitations – it’s not as portable as other AC units, for example – but it’s simple to use, performs remarkably well and doesn’t produce much noise. To me it was a similar volume to the background noise you get in the cabin when you're travelling on an aircraft (minus the chatter of people and crying babies thankfully! It stands on a set of castor wheels and features integrated side handles, meaning you'll be able to move it from room to room with ease. The Chillflex Pro is remarkably quiet when you consider how effective it is at cooling moderately-sized spaces.

A more sustainable solution: The refrigerant used is sustainable R290 gas, which reduces the portable air conditioner's global warming potential (GWP) by 99. It's also that Holy Grail of portable air con units – one that isn't headache-inducingly noisy to operate. Press the power button and the front half of the top of the unit lifts up to reveal the louver fan grill. When opened there is another filter similar to the one above that needs to be cleaned with water and left to thoroughly dry.The large control panel at the top of the unit has the same list of features, along with a small LCD screen in the centre which displays the output temperature.

However, the AEG Comfort 6000 Portable Air Conditioner is still one of the most powerful portable air conditioners I've tested, sending a strong and steady flow of air gushing into the room whether it's on Min or Max. Potentially, you may be able to use it without a window kit by just sticking the exhaust hose out of the window, but this will mean you're letting hot outside air back inside the room, so the air conditioner will be working very hard to cool the room; not energy efficient or economical. That said, if, like me, you want to use the air conditioner in an upstairs room (rooms above ground level tend to get the warmest in hot weather) then you will still need to negotiate carrying it up the stairs. However, how 'easy' this is in practice is going to be determined by your level of strength and ability.

If I was in the room with the air con unit, then I definitely found the Min fan speed the most pleasant to be around volume-wise. This means that once the sturdy packaging ties are cut, the cardboard box can be lifted straight up, leaving the air con unit sat on the polystyrene base – so there's no need to lift that 31. This remote-operation is a big plus point if you're using the unit at night and want to be able to operate it without getting out of bed.

Plus, in the case of the AEG Comfort 6000 Portable Air Conditioner, the payoff for some noise is properly icy cold relief from the heat.After all, if you're going to have an appliance of this size in your home, you want to get as much use out of it as possible. It also comes in handy for when you need to dry your laundry indoors as it helps speed up the process! Finding the right one for you will be dictated by the type of window you're venting the exhaust hose from.

The recessed handles are a good feature and do help to lift the appliance, but it still requires some brute strength, especially as the unit isn't just heavy but bulky as well. Where room T° is 26°C and set T° is 24°C, you will reach the set T° in 18 min when using the Premium window kit, compared to 22 min without the window kit. Keep it on for longer and the temps will drop even further; my flat felt positively arctic after a while. However, for many of us this isn't the reality, and if you struggle to keep your home at a bearable temperature during the summer months, then the AEG Comfort 6000 Portable Air Conditioner makes quick work of cooling rooms down fast. Neither room posed much of a threat on a particularly warm day, with the Chillflex Pro dropping the temperature to a more manageable 21 degrees Celcius from a sweltering 25-degrees in just over an hour when placed in the larger space.That includes sourcing stylish yet affordable furniture – from the best sofa beds for combining style, comfort, and function, to the best artificial Christmas trees for a stress-free festive season – helping our readers to find the best mattress for their sleep style, and testing top-rated dehumidifiers and air purifiers to narrow down the best-in-class. Even on its lowest fan speed, there's no denying that the AEG Comfort 6000 Portable Air Conditioner makes noise, and that noise increases with each jump up from Min through Mid to Max fan speed, whereby AEG states the unit will max out at a volume of 64dB.

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