In the UK, the temperature is rising – so much so that The Sun (newspaper) has dubbed the coming bank holiday weekend ‘a scorcher’. Yes, the temperature could hit a balmy 21°C. Okay, that’s not exactly Qatar, but if your bedroom tends to trap in heat, it could be enough to make for some unpleasantly hot nights. It also makes you wonder what the thermometer could be pushed to in June or July.
The good news is that you can buy a portable air conditioner right now and get it delivered in time for the ‘scorching’ – not my words; the words of The Sun – weekend. You’ll also be ready to go when things get really heated, later this year (hopefully).
• Buy Amcor 7000 from Appliances Direct for £220 (opens in new tab) – that's £150 off the normal price, and we know from experience that as the temperature rises, so does Appliances Direct’s pricing on this unit.
Buy this and you can bid adios to heat wave overheating misery. Yes, as temperatures soar and tempers fray, you'll be laughing; sipping iced cocktails and feeling the kind of cooling, conditioned air normally reserved for four star hotels.
Amcor 7000 £219, was £369 at Appliances Direct
(opens in new tab)This 7,000BTU portable air conditioner has casters for easy manoeuvring, and can effortlessly chill a room up to 18m². Most importantly, Appliances Direct can get it to you tomorrow if you order today. Appliances Direct runs this deal every year and usually it lasts until they start flying off the shelves, as the masses start to overheat. So don’t delay, get air con today!
- Appliances Direct also has a 12,000 BTU Electriq air conditioner for £300 (opens in new tab) – a saving of £200. This big boy is suitable for cooling rooms up to 30 square metres in size.
Why you should buy the Amcor 7000 air conditioner
At a maximum 48dB this slimline air con is fairly quiet, and with 2.2kW of power and 7,000BTU it can cool a fair size room, at speed. A 24-hour timer means you can pre-cool while you're out, too.
Coming with a remote control and 12-month warranty, this machine is hardly the most gorgeous product ever, but you'll love how cool it makes your bedroom. Anyway, at just H 68 x W31 x D33cm and with wheels on the base, it's easy to hide away somewhere nobody will see it, until the temperatures get fierce again.
This unit has very good reviews on Revoo, which is a site that gets the public to review things, for no money, then sells the results.
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