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    #51
    SL1CKSTA wrote:
    Your local mitre 10 should supply dimplex models local 100% can supply other brands.

    For a cheap model if you are cooling a small 3x4 room this 1.1kw unit is fairly inexpensive and doubles as a dehumidifier in winter
    http://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/heatin...ooling_269144/
    What's the noise level for one of those units like?

    Also, I assume that portable AC like any AC still need a venting hose? I don't have any window that's suitable for a venting hose (window is over 2 metres long vertically, and opens horizontally).

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    #52
    My Dimplex is pretty damn noisy. Not quiet at all I'm afraid. And yeah, you need to vent it out a window or find some similar way of getting the hose outside.

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    #53
    ^ Yeah what he said.

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    #54
    The Arlec I got is about the same noise level as a dehumidifier, I have the same sort of windows: it doesn't cool the room as well with a large opening but if you sit in front of the stream of cold air it feels pretty good; especially in this heat.

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    #55
    If it's that loud though, I may just settle with the huge fan I have. The cooling was sufficient even during the hottest days last summer, even with a beastly rig pumping out heat on the side. I was hoping that a portable air con may be an upgrade in terms of noise more than anything else.

    I guess I can only wait ti I move into some other residence that's suitable for installation of wall/ceiling air con. I better check the noise on those ahead of time too.

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    #56
    GhoX wrote:
    If it's that loud though, I may just settle with the huge fan I have. The cooling was sufficient even during the hottest days last summer, even with a beastly rig pumping out heat on the side. I was hoping that a portable air con may be an upgrade in terms of noise more than anything else.

    I guess I can only wait ti I move into some other residence that's suitable for installation of wall/ceiling air con. I better check the noise on those ahead of time too.
    Nah, a portable AC will always be noisier than a fan. They'll definitely cool better, as mentioned before my Dimplex kicks some serious ass, but it's a noisy mofo.

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    #57
    GhoX wrote:
    If it's that loud though, I may just settle with the huge fan I have. The cooling was sufficient even during the hottest days last summer, even with a beastly rig pumping out heat on the side. I was hoping that a portable air con may be an upgrade in terms of noise more than anything else.

    I guess I can only wait ti I move into some other residence that's suitable for installation of wall/ceiling air con. I better check the noise on those ahead of time too.
    I agree mate, I wouldn't bother.

    The only time I get mine out is when it's nearing 40 degrees and the fans are just spinning around hot air.

    NZ doesn't really get this so I think it's a waste of time.

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    #58
    GhoX wrote:
    What's the noise level for one of those units like?

    Also, I assume that portable AC like any AC still need a venting hose? I don't have any window that's suitable for a venting hose (window is over 2 metres long vertically, and opens horizontally).
    46db so not super silent.

    Dans wrote:
    I agree mate, I wouldn't bother.

    The only time I get mine out is when it's nearing 40 degrees and the fans are just spinning around hot air.

    NZ doesn't really get this so I think it's a waste of time.
    Its not really they heat its super humidity.
    My home office/gaming room super heats with my gaming rig as its a 3x3 room (fully insulated double glazed) and living next to farm land at night I get a swarm of insects in if i leave the windows open.

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    #59
    I guess I'm fortunate that I live in the city, and can arrange it so that air passes directly from another bedroom's window, into my room and out of my window in a straight line. On a hot day I'd put the huge fan between the two rooms and air my residence like a computer case.

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    #60
    SL1CKSTA wrote:
    Your local mitre 10 should supply dimplex models local 100% can supply other brands.

    For a cheap model if you are cooling a small 3x4 room this 1.1kw unit is fairly inexpensive and doubles as a dehumidifier in winter
    http://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/heatin...ooling_269144/
    how much was that one? 7-800?

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    #61
    dimplex are super noisy. NZ aint that hot. Just lose a bit of weight

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    #62
    nzbleach wrote:
    dimplex are super noisy. NZ aint that hot. Just lose a bit of weight
    speak for yourselft

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    #63
    Kog wrote:
    how much was that one? 7-800?
    $429
    nzbleach wrote:
    dimplex are super noisy. NZ aint that hot. Just lose a bit of weight
    All units like this generally are you are not going to get a variable speed compressor in something this cheap and even then when the compressor is going hard its going to make noise because its a compressor .

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    #64
    I've got a Dimplex which I paid $700 or so for from Mitre 10. I know Noel Leeming sell the same model as well.

    In my experience, the heating is piss poor. Can't really comment on the dehumidification as it was supposed to come with a hose for that and, well, didn't. The cooling performance however, the main course, is satisfactory. Not great, not bad, but good enough. It'll sufficiently cool a small to medium size room. It's very loud, but basically white noise so easy to sleep through.

    I've had the thing for 5 years, and being a millennial being bled dry of rent for mouldy houses with no air conditioning, I have sure gotten my moneys worth out of it. Would buy again.
    Last edited by Xev; 7th November 2019 at 8:01 pm.

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    #65
    I thought a dehumidifier warmed the air?

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    #66
    Dimplex unit here as well, and it's been pretty damn good. Had for quite a number of years.

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    #67
    brand wrote:
    I thought a dehumidifier warmed the air?
    Technically this is correct but its not by much. Portable aircons do have there limits as they turn a room into a vacuum as they are essentially extracting hot air out of your room and putting dumping it outside.

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    #68
    Current place is larger and has less insulation than previous, Arlec PA1500 is still working wonders ��