DeLonghi PAC AN112 Review.
The De’Longhi brand produces many of the top selling portable air conditioning units worldwide.
Most notable are their Pinguino Air-to-Air units — they are often quieter (“silent”) than comparable BTU models.
Here’s a quick run-down of features:
- A+ Class for Energy Efficiency
- Silent operation
- Fast cooling
- Digital thermostat control
- 3-in-1 functionality
- Built-in dehumidifier
- Auto-evaporation system
- Easy install
All Pinguino units come w/ a functional remote control — it includes a LED screen that gives you a readout of the current room temp and lets you set your desired climate!
(you won’t have to constantly increase/decrease speed)
Here’s a list of the most popular Pinguino units:
De'Longhi Pinguino Cooling Power Room Size
PAC EX100 10.000 BTU 110 m³
PAC ANK92 10.000 BTU 85 m³
PAC CN92 10.000 BTU 85 m³
PAC AN97 10.700 BTU 100 m³
PAC N87 9.800 BTU 80 m³
PAC N81 9.400 BTU 80 m³
PAC AN112 11.000 BTU 110 m³
The best sellers are the PAC AN112 and N87.
For this review I’ll focus on the De’Longhi PAC AN112 Pinguino.
De’Longhi PAC AN112 Review:
As a 3-in-1 air conditioning unit you can select from AC mode, dehumidifier & fan mode.
Buyers love how quickly it cools medium to large size rooms.
Power: 11,000 BTU
Rooms: 110 m³ (250 sq. ft.)
The PAC AN112 unit comes equipped w/ new “Real Feel” function.
By selecting “Real Feel” on the remote it will automatically toggle speed to create the perfect cooling temp + humidity level (using the dehumidifier).
Dehumidifier: 40 litres (daily)
Compared to similar 11000 BTU units, the De’Longhi Pinguino PAC AN112 operates very quietly.
De’Longhi Pinguino units are known for being nearly silent (especially when maintaining cooler temperatures).
Noise Level (dBs): 47-50 decibels
** FYI — a normal conversation is approx. 60 decibels.
Comparable portable AC units of this size range 55-70 decibels — the Pinguino is 20-40% quieter (on average).
Buyers are surprised how quietly it operates and is still able to quickly cool.
De’Longhi Pinguino Functions:
Using the remote control you can select the operation mode (i.e. air conditioning vs. fan) or set an exact temp.
Pinguino units will run max speed initially but will lower speed as it gets closer — buyers suggest that you pre-cool rooms using the remote control.
Temp range: 18 – 30°C (65 – 86°F)
Pre-cooling is especially useful if using as a bedroom air conditioning unit.
As quiet operating AC units, the De’Longhi PAC AN112 Pinguino is perfect for multiple scenarios:.
city flats, bedrooms, university dormitories, office rooms, entertainment rooms, small basements
In terms of installation, the DeLonghi Pinguino PAC AN112 arrives 95% preassembled — it’s also lightweight compared to similar 11000 BTU mobile air conditioners.
Buyers say it takes only 10-15 mins to setup!
Other features include:
4 wheels, eco-friendly refrigerant, 3 fan speeds, 24-hr timer, built-in thermostat, climate light indicators (CLI)
- De’Longhi PAC AN112 Pinguino
- Weight: 30 kg (66 pounds)
- LED remote control
- Air exhaust hose (1200 mm length)
- Window bracket + install kit
- Pinguino setup manual
- (no special tools required!)
DeLonghi PAC AN112 Review:
- Cooling: 11000 BTU
- Room Size: 110 m³ (250 sq. ft.)
- Temp Range: 18°C – 30°C
- 65°F – 86°F
- Noise level: 47 – 50 decibels
- Dehumidifier: 40 litres per day
- Class A+ for energy efficiency
- Real-Feel technology = ideal climate/humidity level
- LED remote control w/ current temp readout
- Eco-friendly R290 refrigerant
- no greenhouse emissions
- 4 caster wheels = portable ac
- Multiple fan speeds
De’Longhi PAC AN112 Pinguino Review:
The De’Longhi PAC AN112 Pinguino has very good buyer reviews online — it’s already a top seller in 2019.
It has better features than most portable air conditioning units.
Personally I think it’s the best option for a bedroom AC unit.
Whisper-quiet operation (“silent”) makes it ideal for light sleepers.
It’s certainly not the cheapest, but De’Longhi’s reputation for creating durable AC units is a benefit to keep in mind — it should last 6+ years.
A+ Class rating for energy efficiency also means you will save money over time.
Overall, if you’re looking for a new portable AC the De’Longhi Pinguino is proven to be a high-functioning unit.
Lots of positive buyer reviews — one of the best AC ratings online.
For beating the summer heat, I think the De’Longhi PAC AN112 Pinguino is worth consideration.
Let us know what you think in the comments below!