Portable aircon units - Grin with cat attached
|Portable aircon units||Jun. 18th, 2006 11:17 am|
Does anyone own one of these? I've been disinclined to get one previously both for cost and energy-usage reasons, but I just shut down in hot weather (how the hell I managed to play poker yesterday I don't know) and I'm forced to admit it might actually make sense to get one.|
Plus I just switched my electricity tariff to 100% renewables, so the guilt factor of extra energy use is somewhat reduced there, too.
Do these things work - particularly the ones sold for home use?
How much do they cost to buy? (and are the lower-end ones actually usable?)
How much do they cost to run?
Any recommendations - what should I be looking for?
Thanks in advance!
(ETA: Argh! Some b*d's booked out every streetcar in south London until 6pm!)
Update: been for a look around - looks like around here Homebase, B&Q and Currys do them, and if I get a 9000BTU unit I might even be able to move the thing (anything bigger is simply impossible to lift). Argos appear to only do them online for delivery, currently quoted between 3 and 5 weeks.
Still, it also looks like the week might be a bit cooler, so if I decide to get one I can book a car out after work and pick one up.