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Purchased this unit about 18 months ago amd it is fantastic. Cools the room down perfectly. Only down side is the fan is a bit noisy, but still best unit I have used.
Intermittent clunk, thud, cough sound and water tank fills up
I just bought polocool 6kw 20,000 btu and mine makes an intermittent, thud, cough noise. I have emailed polocool and waiting for a response. And whenever i unplug drain, heaps of water comes out, even though they say it never needs emptying re Mist technology. Feeling extremely angry at the moment. I cannot stand the thud, cough, whatever noise it is. The exhaust is not a very secure attachment to the air con unit. I bought a Dyson fan which was a waste of money, now this other Reputable Branded Product is making me feel the same as i do about ...Dyson. Ps. It has stopped making the thud noise at the moment Ps. No, its back again Ps. The noise has stopped again, for how long i wonder. I bought this so i could relax and be cool on the day before a major job interview, yet all its done is cause me stress, haven't eaten all day because its taken up my whole day. Aaaggghhhh! But it does cool my loungeroom down. It is the come and go noise which detracts from otherwise effective air con
When it isnt playing up.
Its my 4th unit in just over a year. Although Harvey norman have been great with exchanging duds back and forth with me. This unit i have now was sent from new stock south of qld somewhere and it worked perfect last summer. I have it raised on a table to drain it in a bucket on the ground out of a rubber hose sitting closer to the window and made a contraption up with the window slide so it gets max air exhaust output with no obstructions. I started using it back in December when heats waves hit and use it in my 4m square bedroom. The problem i...now have with this one is it seems to only kick in and out properly when its set at the temp at the time in the room and if i try to set it below (ranges between 28-30) its blows cold air and then the compressor will cut out and it will display LT, drain water and then kick back in again and then off again always displaying Lt. And it get to a point where it just gets hot in the room and eventually stops blowing cold air. I have never seen it until this unit and just before christmas it started. Its like it freezes up and cant perform properly! Im really disappointed that they cant seem to run good for a very long time (under 6 months) whats up with that polocool? Anyone else have any pointers on this thing or specific ways to run it? Or have i got another one thats a bad egg?
- PC-58AP/C (6.0kW)
- Verified purchase
I have the mega polocool.. it is so awesome..it's worth the money as u don't need to empty it or anything only at end of season.. even then it's so easy.. hardly any water.. easy to clean.. highly recommended..I was lucky to purchase mine off a mate for a few hundred who was moving into a place with ducted air conditioned home and only had it 6 months and so was still under 2 year warranty..but I so would've purchased this at Harvey Norman..
Can buy them for 200 2nd hand
Is a very powerful A/C. at 2300w it uses some power but can rival small split systems in cooling output.
Pain to connect and seal because of how much heat it expels but other than that, fantastic for a medium sized house! If you get this for 200 bucks second hand you cant make a better choice.
Perfect Air con unit.
This has got to be the best Portable Air Con unit.
It’s well priced, easy to maintain gets icy cold even on 30°+ days. It does a great job of cooling the open plan living area of my townhouse.
Purchased in January 2021 for A$1,299.00.
Excellent customer service
My old air conditioner broke down. So I decided to get a portable air conditioner, coz it can be used more flexibly. Having arrived about a week, well packed. Very easy to install the hot air exhaust hose and the water drain hose. There is a CAUTION on the side of the box not easy to be noted saying operating it after 24 hours. I have put it for more than 24 hours and the unit blows cold air after turning on 30 seconds. The temperature is down to 61 degrees quickly. It’s much quieter than I expected and the remote control makes it easier to use. I like the good-looking design. And the filter is on the back, very easy to clean. Love this!
Good for a small room
This product is great for a small room, it's not noisy, put it in a corner and cools the entire room in no time it's performance is great. You can easily manoeuvre it if need be. It's a great product for someone who can't install a proper ac unit, it does the job perfectly.
Excellent Air-con - Bit Pricey
We are very happy with the performance of this air conditioner but I feel the initial price is very high. It's a bit like Apple products where they are better than average but its debatable if they are better enough to justify the high price tag. The machine does work very well, it is well made and once you connect the hoses and plug it in it delivers lots of cold air and made a big difference to us this summer. Its on wheels so you can move it room to room. I think its a little noisy running but that's because all the components that would normally be outside are in the room. Its an effective but pricey machine
Powerful portable aircon
We bought this unit during a heatwave. The unit itself is heavy. Sign of a quality unit.
It took around 30 mins to assemble the exhaust hose. It needs to be close to a window to be safe to run.
The unit cools down a room very fast.
We only have one negative point to make. We use our aircon in the bedroom. Our unit has blue lights that at night I can tell they are on. (Tall ships use red lights in living quarters that are constantly on at night when you sleep. The red light doesn’t affect people’s sleep.) polocool please take this into consideration as having the blue light is like having a constant light on in the room
Perfect for our small stand alone art studio
After much searching and deliberation, we settled on the Polocool 58.
Perfect for a small to medium space, might even do a reasonable job on a large space, but dunno.
Not a criticism, but more a suggested improvement would be to have larger wheels or somehow make the overflow outlet for the water higher so that you can get something under it.
I have made a 100mm non slip stand for the unit which works ok, but better thinking and ingenuity from the makers could eliminate this issue.
Good unit to cool down a lounge room space
The unit was a savior during summer. The installation was relatively simple, but moving it beyond the living area is a little difficult. Using it in the bedroom was obstructed by the plastic window output not being long enough to lodge in the door. The unit was relatively quiet compared to the previous Polocool unit we had. Pretty satisfied with the unit but it was just short of strength making it into the bedroom.
- PC-58AP/C (6.0kW)
- Verified purchase
Wouldn't be sleeping at night without it
Extremely satisfied with this unit. Very easy to install, hubby installed all on his own. The noise of the unit is medium. Excellent product for this Australian summer. If we didn't have it no one would be sleeping as kids can't handle overheating. Would recommend product to friends and family.
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This is the best refrigerated Air Con
This unit is amazing, it has far exceeded my expectations. The unit will cool a good sized room on the hottest of days. The cooling by refrigeration is by far the best air conditioning that a portable unit offer's. It is easy to move around, very portable. The filters are so easy to slide out and clean. The unit looks modern and has a remote control that will access every feature of the unit. The options are many and suit all need's. It will coll to as low as 1 degrees and with ease. I can not recommend this product highly enough. Great for renter's, spare room's, rumpus rooms and main areas....
The best portable air con available on the market, full stop.
Purchased a Polocool Mega 6KW second hand unit from Gumtree three years ago, after doing alot of research on the various options.
Yes, portable air con units are heavy, bulky, inefficient and costly to run, however when this is your only option as a renter, you cannot go past the Polocool Mega.
My suggestion to any prospective buyer is go for the larger 6KW model as you need as much cooling power possible, regardless of the cooling size of room guides mentioned by manufacturer.
Those guides tend to be based on a 'perfect' environmen...t, when in fact my home is old and cannot retain heating or cooling due to the building condition. The unit has been run solid daily each summer for 3 years, sometimes up to 20 hours non stop without a break, and does not skip a beat.
The best portable air conditioner on the market
Cooling a fairly large bedroom in 40 plus degree heat is a big job for any AC and this one did it perfectly. Whilst not cheap it does the job better then any other ac ive had. The only downside is the lights on the top which i had to cover to sleep due to the brightness.
December 7th 2017 Update: The best portable air conditioner on the market
Cooling a fairly large bedroom in 40 plus degree heat is a big job for any AC and this one did it perfectly. Whilst not cheap it does the job better then any other ac ive had. The only downside is the lights on the top which i had to cover to sleep
Does an ok job of cooling but quiet noisy and hard to sleep with due to fan noise changes when temperatures are reached. As it comes on and off at early hours of morning causing an unsettling sleep. And also does this when it hits a low temperature alarm. Recommended only use for day use only.
DOES work but consider your electricity bill
I purchased this late in summer 2016 after not being able to stand the heat in my poorly ventilated, poorly built house. I was using another unit already but it was only working to cool very small rooms and the rest of the house was too hot to bear. I did my research and quickly figured the polo cool was about as good as it gets when it comes to portable units. And that's if you buy the 6.0kw top of the line model. The reviews were mixed but I got it home and was pleasantly surprised that it actually did work for my large open lounge area. It c...ooled the space significantly, struggling to work on only the hottest of days (40C+) but it did the trick for most of summer and kept us more comfortable. So, pros are it does work. It's noisy but not obnoxiously so. Cons? Price. This unit is hugely expensive and installation of the hose + window set up can be fiddly. It is extremely heavy and difficult to move around, especially if you need to get it up stairs. ELECTRICITY BILL. This thing uses a lot of power and if you're desperate enough to buy one you'll be desperate enough to use it all day, so expect a giant electricity bill. This unit is only for those who know they have no other option to stay cool. If you can figure out a way to install a split system, do that instead.
Very loud but works well
This air con works well,not to bad on power consumption considering size,the only real problem was the noise its very loud, i have this in my rented small lounge room and have to turn the tv up to 90 to hear it.I like the auto timer function and the remote very user friendly easy to operate
Works like a treat!
My kids call this the coool magic box. It is an absolute gem in summer.
I would turn it on for 30 minutes at night and the room would cool right down! One of the most efficient and money savvy piece of technology i have ever bought. Best investment so far!
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