De’Longhi PAC AN97 Review : Pinguino Real Feel

De’Longhi PAC AN97 Pinguino.

The De’Longhi brand offers the best portable air conditioner models in the UK.

Even though they produce a lot of variations, the DeLonghi PAC Pinguino “Silent” models remain among the best sellers online and in stores.

They provide high-powered, energy efficient cooling and at lower noise levels.

Below I explain what makes them unique.

Quick Highlights:

  • Class A rating for energy efficiency
  • Fast cooling in medium rooms
  • Digital thermostat control
  • “Real Feel” temperature automation
  • Built-in dehumidifier
  • Auto-evaporation system

All DeLonghi Pinguino PAC units come w/ a temperature control remote — it includes a LED screen that shows current room temp and lets you set a desired temp.

The machine automatically adjusts cooling power!

Here’s a list of the most popular options:

De'Longhi Pinguino Cooling Power Room Size
PAC EX10010.000 BTU110 m³
PAC ANK9210.000 BTU85 m³
PAC CN9210.000 BTU85 m³
PAC AN9710.700 BTU100 m³
PAC N879.800 BTU80 m³
PAC N819.400 BTU80 m³
PAC AN11211.000 BTU110 m³

Last year the top sellers included the included the PAC EX100, AN 112, and AN97.

For my review I’ll focus on the DeLonghi Pinguino AN97.

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De’Longhi PAC AN97 Review:

As a 3-in-1 unit you can select from AC mode, dehumidifier & fan mode.

Buyers love how quickly it cools medium to large size rooms.

Power: 10.700 BTU

Rooms: 100 m³ (225 sq. ft.)

The PAC AN97 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).

Dehumidify: 24 litres (daily)

Compared to similar 10.700 BTU units, the DeLonghi Pinguino PAC AN97 operates very quietly.

DeLonghi Pinguino units are known for being nearly silent (especially when maintaining cooler temperatures).

Noise Level (dBs): 50-52 decibels

** FYI — a normal conversation is approx. 60 decibels.

Buyers say they were pleasantly surprised how quietly it operates — great as a bedroom unit!

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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.

Celsius Temp: 18 – 30°C

Fahrenheit: 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 AN97 Pinguino is perfect for multiple scenarios:.

city apartments/flats, bedrooms, dormitories, office rooms, entertainment rooms, small basements

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In terms of install, the DeLonghi Pinguino units arrive 95% preassembled.

They are relatively lightweight as well — buyers say it takes only minutes to fully install and does not require special tools.

Installation: 10 – 15 mins

Additional features:

wheels with locks, eco friendly refrigerant, 24-hr timer, built-in thermostat, (CLI) climate light indicators

What’s included:

  • De’Longhi PAC AN97 Pinguino
    • Weight: 30 kgs (66 lbs)
  • LED remote control w/ temp control
  • 1200mm exhaust hose
  • Window bracket + install kit
  • Pinguino setup manual
  • Window install kit

De’Longhi PAC AN97 Pinguino Review:

  • Power: 10.700 BTU/h
  • Room Size: 100 m³ (225 sq. ft.)
  • Temp Range: 18-30°C
    • 65-86°F
  • Noise Level: 50-52 dBs
  • Dehumidify: 24 litres daily
  • Real Feel (automated feature)
    • Ideal climate/humidity levels
  • LED remote control w/ current temp readout
  • R410 refrigerant (ecofriendly)
  • 4 caster wheels w/ locks
  • Multiple fan speeds

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De’Longhi PAC AN97 Review:

The DeLonghi PAC AN97 Pinguino has very good buyer reviews online — it’s already a top seller in 2020.

It has better features than most portable air conditioning units.

Personally I think it’s a top option for a bedroom AC unit.

It’s powerful enough to quickly cool any size bedroom, yet very whisper-quiet making it perfect for light sleepers.

As a new portable air conditioner, the De’Longhi Pinguino is proven to be a high-functioning unit.

So far it’s gotten positive buyer reviews.

For beating the summer heat, I think the De’Longhi PAC AN97 Pinguino is worth consideration.

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