UK Portable Air Conditioning Unit.
Having a good, dependable AC unit is almost a requirement during peak summer months.
Fortunately portable air conditioners are on the rise — they’re affordable, consume less energy, and offer a new “sleep mode” (for quiet operation).
UK portable air conditioning unit prices on my list range, £299 to £599.
Here are my top picks for AC units in the UK.
✅ #1 Top Pick: EcoAir Artica Review
The new EcoAir Artica is a top rated, 3-in-1 portable air conditioner.
It’s a little more expensive than others on my list, but offers better energy efficiency and WiFi capability (using the mobile app).
AC Power: 8000 BTU
Room Size: 16-20 sq. metres
Buyers love the Wi-Fi capability — the EcoAir Artica connects straight to your home internet and can be controlled through the mobile app.
turn on/off (from anywhere!), switch to dehumidify, select fan speed, set room temperature
The most useful function is the ability to set your desired room temperature. No need to worry about increasing/decreasing cooling power!
Temperature: 16°C – 35°C
As a 8000 BTU portable air conditioner it’s very versatile — perfect size for cooling small or medium size rooms.
Also includes a powerful dehumidifier (which is useful in peak summer months).
EcoAir Artica is a bit expensive, but it has very positive buyer reviews online.
The DeLonghi PAC AN112 Pinguino is a top selling, “silent” air conditioner.
For those looking for a bedroom portable AC, this might be the one — even on max power, it stays below 50 decibels.
Power: 11.000 BTU
Rooms: 24 m²
Noise: 47 – 50 dBs
Buyers say it has fast cooling + very quiet operation.
Perfect for medium sized areas, it includes a built-in thermostat — using the remote control you can adjust room temperature.
De’Longhi PAC AN112 includes a dehumidifier which removes 26 liters of moisture (daily).
Buyers love the new “Real Feel” function — It auto adjusts AC and dehumidifier to create an ideal balance of temp + humidity level.
The De’Longhi PAC AN112 is expensive, but earned A+ Class rating for energy efficiency (which is rare).
Very good buyer reviews.
The Amcor SF8000E is the best small-room mobile air conditioner.
It offers 7000 BTU of cooling power — ideal for bedrooms, small flats or city apartments.
Rooms: 28 – 32 m²
Noise: 54 – 65 dBs
As a 3-in-1 portable AC, the Amcor SF8000E lets you set exact room temp, activate the dehumidifier (19.2 litres daily), or select fan speed
Downside is its lower BTU power — great as a small room AC, but for larger rooms this is not the one.
low power consumption, good air flow, easy to operate
Fair price for a small mobile ac unit.
The De’Longhi PAC EX100 Pinguino is a “silent” mobile AC that’s energy efficient.
It achieved A++ Class rating for energy efficiency (very rare) — it also comes w/ new Real Feel function for ideal temp/humidity levels.
Power: 10,000 BTU
Rooms: 110 m³ (250 sq. ft.)
Buyers love the dehumidifier w/ ‘Real Feel’ function.
Instead of adjusting yourself, the De’Longhi PAC EX100 automatically modifies its speed/power to create the ideal room temp + humidity level.
** Ideal humidity for homes is 40-50% RH (relative humidity).
PAC EX100 Pinguino is also operates quietly, making it ideal for light sleepers.
Noise Level (dBs): 47-50 decibels
Some mixed reviews, but still has a fairly good rating.
Many of the negative reviews wish it were a little cheaper.
The MeacoCool MC Series is an affordable unit w/ air conditioning and heating.
As an all year-round model it’s perfect for medium size rooms — From reading reviews, buyers use it for home offices or city flats.
MC Series: 1000CH
Power: 10000 BTU
Rooms: 18 – 28m²
As a bedroom AC unit, the MeacoCool is great for pre-cooling rooms — using the AC timer function, you can set it to start cooling a few minutes before going to bed.
The MeacoCool 10000BTU is the most popular, but is available in two other sizes (including a AC/heater combo).
|MeacoCool MC||Room Size||Noise Level||Heater|
|8000BTU||15 - 25m²||50 decibels||No|
|9000BTU||16 - 26m²||53 decibels||No|
|10000BTU||18 - 28m²||56 decibels||No|
|10000BTU CH||18 - 28m²||56 decibels||Yes|
Buyers like the affordable price and high-performance.
It’s a bit of a newer portable air conditioner, but is receiving good buyer reviews.
The Amcor 12000 BTU portable air conditioning unit is a newer model — already has very positive UK customer reviews.
In terms of power it’s middle of the road and can cool areas of 32 sq. metres.
Power: 12000 BTU
Rooms: 30 m²
It runs quietly (under 54 decibels) making it perfect for bedrooms, city flats or home offices.
Buyers like that it’s ready to use straight away – No install required.
- Dehumidify: 50 litres (daily)
- Multiple fan speeds
- Fast cooling
- Remote control
Overall I think the Amcor portable air conditioner has a solid price value.
Good, basic features + fair price.
De’Longhi PAC N87 Pinguino AC
The De’Longhi PAC N87 Pinguino Air-to-Air comes w/ quiet “silent” technology for minimal noise levels.
At max power, noise levels remain below 50 decibels — on lower speed, 47 decibels.
Model: PAC N87 Pinguino Air-to-Air
Power: 8.200 BTU
Rooms: 18.5 sq. metres
Online buyer reviews say it’s quiet for sleeping and powerful enough for big bedrooms. For a compact AC they were surprised how quickly it cools rooms.
Like most De’Longhi Air-to-Air units, install is quick.
Dehumidifier is a little smaller at 34 litres daily.
Very good UK buyer ratings online.
The Klarstein New Breeze 9 AC is an affordable unit for medium-size rooms.
It’s a 3-in-1 mobile AC — includes air conditioner, dry/dehumidifier and four speed fan.
Using the remote control, you can set the room temperature you want + switch modes of operation.
Area: 40 – 50 m²
Temp: 16 – 30°C
Very efficient, the Klarstein New Breeze 9 was awarded Class A in its class.
two timer modes, eco-friendly R32 refrigerant, easy install
Comes in black or white.
Lots of positive buyer reviews — many love its affordable price.
The Delonghi PAC N76 mobile AC comes in blue or white — it’s ideal for maintaining cooler temps for long hours.
It’s designed for energy efficiency and received an Energy Class A certification.
Model: PAC N76
Power: 8.200 BTU
Rooms: 17 m²
Buyers also say that it’s relatively very quiet — initially maximum power will be a bit louder, but when maintaining cooler temperature, the DeLonghi PAC N76 is nearly silent.
Noise Level: 47-50 decibels
The Delonghi PAC N76 also includes a built-in dehumidifier which can remove up to 30 liters of moisture daily.
Other features include:
remote control w/ adjustable temp, eco-friendly refrigerant (R410A), 24-hr timer
Good buyer ratings, but a very expensive UK portable air conditioning unit.
#10.) Trotec PAC 2000 E Local
The Trotec PAC 2000 is a mid-sized portable AC unit that’s affordable.
Its lower price tag has made it popular among millennials — especially those living in university dormitories or first home owners.
Power: 7000 BTU
Rooms: 65 m²
Trotec PAC 2000 E Local fits snuggly anywhere in your home. For city flats, many buyers like putting it in the corner where it is less obtrusive.
Temp: 16°C – 35°C
As a powerful 7000 BTU mobile ac unit it is very good at dispersing cool air evenly + quickly throughout a room.
Noise level can range from 50-65 decibels, depending on distance and speed.
Additional features include:
powerful dehumidifier (18 liters/day), low power usage + eco-friendly refrigerant
Good buyer ratings w/ affordable price.
Notable #1 – Klarstein Metrobreeze Rome City
The Klarstein Metrobreeze Rome air conditioner is great for room temperature control.
LCD panel on the AC gives you a read-out of your temp settings — using the remote control you can change +1/-1 degrees celsius.
AC Power: 10000 BTU/h
Temperature: 18°C – 30°C
Very energy efficient, the Klarstein Metrobreeze Rome has a Class A rating and uses an eco-friendly refrigerant (for cooling).
Buyers say it’s a little loud, but like “sleep mode” which decreases noise when maintaining room temp.
3 fan speeds, easy install kit, drying mode
New unit, but so far it’s been positive buyer reviews.
Notable #2 – Klarstein Barcelona
The Klarstein Metrobreeze 7 Barcelona mobile air conditioner is brand new in 2019.
It is very efficient w/ 2.6 EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) — given a Class A rating for energy efficiency.
Power: 7,000 BTU/hr
Area: 50 m²
Compared to other 7000 BTU AC units it covers a lot of area — the remote control is full functional allowing you to change temps from your bed.
As a high-end unit, it offers three modes:
AC cooling, dehumidify & fan
Not many reviews yet, but expect it to be a top seller in 2019.