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Devanti PAC-A-16K-WH review

2.05kW cooling capacity. Priced at $428.

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Unit type View more details.

Whether the air conditioner is cooling only or reverse cycle. Reverse-cycle models can heat as well as cool.

Cooling only
Recommended View more details.

We recommend currently available portable air conditioners with a CHOICE Expert Rating of 70% or above.

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Each air conditioner's overall score is made up of cooling performance (50%) and energy efficiency (50%).

Cooling score View more details.

Our cooling score is based on a comparative analysis of the rated annualised energy efficiency ratio (AEER), which includes standby energy.

Energy efficiency score View more details.

We take the amount of power used and the amount of cooling energy produced as a measure of how well the product utilises energy to produce cooling.

Noise of fan on high (dBa) View more details.

These results are comparative only and measured in dBA (Decibel A Scale) raw figures. What you actually hear depends on the environment.

Noise description View more details.

How noisy this model is compared to the others in the test.

Shop Ethical rating View more details.

Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. N/A means there is no rating for that company.

Country of origin View more details.

Where the product was assembled.

Warranty (years) View more details.

The stated manufacturer warranty in years. Portable air conditioners should last at least 6 years so we rate a 1-year warranty as poor, and a 3-year warranty as reasonable. ACL refers to your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.

Warranty for motor (years) View more details.

A few manufacturers show more confidence in their product by having a longer compressor and motor warranty than others. Most don't have one at all.

Price View more details.

Typical retail price as of September 2023. Prices can fluctuate depending on the time of year (especially as the weather warms up).

Running costs View more details.

The approximate cost of operating the unit at maximum capacity for four hours per day for three months in hot weather, based on 40c/kWh.

Castors View more details.

Castors can help you wheel a portable air conditioner from room to room, though bear in mind some units weigh up to 40kg, which may hinder this.

Recommended room size (metres squared) View more details.

The manufacturer's recommended room size for this model to deliver its most efficient cooling.

Cooling capacity (kW) View more details.

You can use this number to calculate a rough room size. Each 1-1.5kW of cooling will give you 10m2 of room cooling. Note: This is not comparable between portable and built-in air conditioners.

Heating capacity (kW) View more details.

Not all systems have a heating function.

Weight (kg) View more details.

These units are not designed to be carried. They come with wheels for transporting from room to room.

Not stated
Claimed dimensions (cm, H x W x D)
69 x 47 x 27
Length of cord (cm) View more details.

The power cord should be long enough to let the unit reach the window. Extension cables are not recommended for portable air conditioners as they may overload.

Not stated
Length of duct (cm) View more details.

The hose that directs air from the unit to the window.

Dehumidifier capacity per day (L) View more details.

How much water the portable air conditioner extracts from the air each day, measured in litres.

Refrigerant View more details.

The type of refrigerant used by the product to cool the surrounding area.

Accessories supplied
Window kit
Wi-Fi app View more details.

Some portable air conditioners can connect to your home network and be controlled via a Wi-Fi app.

Heating mode View more details.

Whether the unit has a heating mode as well as cooling (which is quite rare).

Fan only mode View more details.

Whether the unit can run with only a fan, without using energy for cooling or heating.

Dry mode View more details.

Whether the unit has a function that only activates the dehumidifier.

Fan speeds View more details.

How many fan speeds the unit has. This can help depending on the weather you experience in your locality, and adjust the noise.

Timer View more details.

Whether you set the unit to switch off at a certain time or run for a set amount of time.

Remote control
Oscillating louvres View more details.

Models with automatically swinging vents, whether horizontal or vertical, may help spread the air around a room.

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