Best Portable Air Conditioner Without Hose

You know, whoever coined the phrase ‘if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen’ must not have been very hungry. Seems very irresponsible if you ask me; I mean, you just can’t leave your meal on the stove and walk out like you don’t own the place!

NO, what you need is a way to get that heat out of your kitchen; and out of every room in your house for that matter.

Portable air conditioners and spot coolers have been around for a while, but their popularity has soared massively over the years thanks to some undeniable benefits.

For starters, portable air conditioners are far more cost-effective compared to central heating. Whether you want to supplement the heating to save on power bills or use it as the primary cooling system, a portable AC saves you money.

Similarly, portable air conditioners without hose come with virtually no restrictions. No more burrowing holes in your home to let out the exhaust. Their smaller size and stature also allows them to be moved from room to room with little effort.

If you want an air conditioner without hose, you either go for an evaporative air cooler or a tower fan. Evaporative air coolers use a fan to draw warm air inside the unit, where it passes over water-moistened pads and/or an ice tank compartment. During this process, the air is cooled down.

Our team of reviewers has tested dozens of these air conditioners / coolers under some of the hottest and most flustering conditions that the UK has to offer. We’ve even tested these appliances in UK’s busiest kitchens just to see just how much heat they could take before calling it quits.

We might have killed a couple dozen units in the gruelling process, but here are the top 5 best portable air conditioners without hose that not only survived the test, but passed with flying colours.

1. Symphony DiET22T Evaporative Air Cooler

When it comes to creating the best portable air conditioner without hose, Symphony stands head and shoulders above the competition. Their most advanced unit goes by the name Symphony DiET22T Evaporative Air Cooler and is hands down the single best seller in the UK. That’s because this bad boy is the perfect balance of unwavering style, top-tier performance, and energy efficiency.

As the world’s first diet cooler (eats less space and less energy) the DiET22T makes use of specialised high efficiency cooling pads and a massive ice tank compartment to deliver quick and thorough cooling for rooms up to 20m2. As always, convenience comes first. That’s why Symphony included a remote control that lets you work the unit and toggle between 3 different fan speeds. Moving the device is much easier even when it’s full of water thanks to multidirectional wheels.

What We Like About It:

  • Impressive array of cooling mechanisms
  • Extremely low power consumption
  • Cools a significantly larger space

2. Honeywell HO-5500RE Oscillating Tower Fan

If you’re all about contemporary home décor, then you’ll love what Honeywell has to offer. The HO-5500RE Oscillating Tower Fan stands tall with its contemporary yet practical and space saving design. This unit comes with a sizeable oscillating function that guarantees even distribution of air and a gliding function to make sure that you and your family are as safe as possible.

Honeywell incorporated a user-friendly control panel with an LED display so you can monitor your actions. There are three different settings for the cooling speed and a timer that lets you program the fan for up to 4 hours of continuous cooling. But that’s not the best part; all these functions can be controlled without even leaving the comfort of your couch thanks to the infrared remote control.

What We Like About It:

  • Broad range of wind modes
  • Extra strength aluminium sidebar
  • Offers an added degree of safety and security

3. Honeywell CS12AE Evaporative Air Cooler

After their success with the cooling, oscillating tower, Honeywell had to kick things up a notch and get serious. The Honeywell CS12AE Evaporative Air Cooler is their larger, stronger and more effective air conditioner without a hose. Thanks to the built-in evaporative technology, this appliance offers clean, natural and energy efficient cooling without the use of a compressor.

The CS12AE is ideal for use in your office, bedroom, study, living room, garage, hotel, or any medium sized room up to 12 m2. To achieve peak cooling, Honeywell incorporated a detachable 12-litre water tank with a top loading ice compartment. Everything can be controlled from the top front panel where you can cycle through 4 different fan speeds (low, medium, high, sleep) depending on the current temperature.

What We Like About It:

  • 270 cubic meters per hour air flow
  • Super low power consumption
  • Stylish and high quality construction

4. Benross Portable Water Evaporative Air Cooler

Since its inception, Benross has managed to carve out a name for itself in many UK homes. From an extensive range of garden and Christmas lights to power tools, camping supplies, and even toys, there’s nothing that these guys don’t make. That’s why they’ve received so much success in the air conditioning industry. Their newest evaporative air cooler comes in a classic white finish and works by delivering a breath of fresh, cool air exactly where it is needed.

The evaporative cooler from Benross has a 7 litre water capacity to boost the cooling effect as well as 3 different speed settings so you can select your preferred cooling levels. Similarly, the manufacturer was smart enough to include a 240-minute timer that saves on energy by turning itself off once you head off to sleep. What’s more, the 4 wheels under the chassis allow for easier movement from room to room.

What We Like About It:

  • Attractive, classy white finish
  • Relatively fair water capacity
  • Surprisingly easy to move around

5. Prem-I-Air 3 Speed Air Cooler

I’ll be honest with you; there are times when you just need some spot cooling without much fuss. If you’ve been dreaming about getting a portable air conditioner that won’t set you back financially, then look no further than the Prem-I-Air 3 Speed Air Cooler. This compact, practical and functional air conditioner is the most affordable model on this entire list.

But don’t be fooled by the low price; the Prem-I-Air Air Cooler offers quite the robust cooling performance that is perfect for small rooms, shops, offices, bedrooms, and workshops that could do with a little AC. The compact cooler actually holds a 3.5-litre water tank that boosts the cooling function and complements the multiple settings. You can set the device for low, medium and high and move the unit around smoothly thanks to the easy glide castors.

What We Like About It:

  • Cheapest, best portable air conditioner without hose
  • Lightweight and compact design allows for true portability
  • Swing function distributes air evenly



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