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Portable air conditioner reviews

We test 20 portable air conditioners in our labs, including models from DeLonghi, Dimplex, Omega Altise and more.

Last updated: 28th July 2015

Split-system air conditioners are the most popular type in Australia, but if installing one isn't an option for you, portable air conditioning may be the solution. We review 20 models, priced between $309 and $1200, with cooling and heating capacities of 2.85kW to 4.7kW. Use this report to find out:

  • what to buy
  • which models are most energy-efficient
  • which are easiest to use.

Also check out our buying guide so you know what features to look for. Want to know how we get the performance scores for portable air conditioners? Read about how we test them.

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