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Rinnai RPC35WA review

Priced at $699.

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CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

Each air conditioner's overall score is made up of cooling performance (40%), energy efficiency (30%) and ease of use (30%).

Cooling score View more details.

Our test is performed by an accredited laboratory. Portable air conditioners are tested in a 4.5m x 4m room with a 2.4m insulated ceiling.

Energy efficiency score View more details.

Based on power used vs the temperature drop achieved in our test. Portable air conditioners don't currently have energy star-rating labels and can't be compared to split systems. The higher the score, the more energy efficient the air conditioner is compared with others on test.

Ease of use score View more details.

Testers look at stability, portability, installing the window kit, removing and refitting the air filter, water drainage, controls (including remote controls) and instruction manuals.

Measured cooling power consumption (kWh) View more details.

This is is the average power consumed in one hour during the cooling tests.

Noise of fan on high View more details.

These results are comparative only and measured in dBA raw figures with a descriptive; 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.

Recommended View more details.

We recommend currently available models scoring 70% or above.

Tested model
Price View more details.

Recommended or typical retail, as of October 2019.

Running costs View more details.

Approximate cost of operating the unit at maximum capacity for four hours per day for three months in hot weather, based on 30c/kWh.

Claimed cooling capacity (kW) View more details.
Note: This is not comparable between portable and built-in air conditioners.
Claimed heating capacity (kW) View more details.

Not all systems have a heating function.

Not applicable
Fan speeds
Weight (kg) View more details.

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

Dimensions (cm, H x W x D)
80 x 48 x 43
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 as they may overload.

Length of duct (cm) View more details.

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

Maximum length of window kit (cm) View more details.

The maximum length of the filler panel that attaches to the window.

Accessories supplied
Window kit, permanent wall fittings
Wi-fi app View more details.

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

Sleep timer / with auto temperature adjustment View more details.

In this mode, the air conditioner temperature may increase one or two degrees to aid comfort.

Remote control
Oscillating louvres View more details.

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


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