Inventor Chilly Portable Air Conditioner Review

Inventor Chilly Review
  • Performance
  • Comfort
  • Noise
  • Maintenance
  • Ease of Use


If there’s one company that’s really making strides in terms of cooling technology, it would have to be the Inventor. This is clearly evident in their Inventor Portable Air Conditioner that outperforms most models in its class. Topping up at a 9000 BTU maximum cooling capacity, the Inventor Chilly packs enough juice to adequately cool a medium sized room.

With its classic, robust and stylish design that sacrifices width for height, the Inventor Chilly Portable Air Conditioner is a compact unit that provides ideal cooling conditions anywhere you put it. But is it as good as advertised, or does it struggle in terms of performance like some of the other smaller ACs? Read on to learn more in my Inventor Chilly Portable Air Conditioner review.

Inventor Chilly Portable Air Conditioner Review

What I like

  • Compact, space saving design
  • Low noise levels
  • Eco-friendly
  • Good value for money

What I don’t like

  • Exhaust pipe is short
  • Not for very large spaces

What Are You Buying?

The Inventor is already well known for their innovations in electrical appliances and an innate dedication to perfection. The company’s devotion is unquestionable as they try to enhance the quality of people’s living conditions. But is the Inventor Chilly Portable Air Conditioner as perfect as they claim?

The Inventor Portable Air Conditioner boasts of a minimalist and contemporary design built for ultimate portability. The unit measures 35cm by 70cm by 34cm and weighs in at 25.3 kg. These dimensions allow the unit to take up very little space since it’s taller than it is wider.

Like most of the portable air conditioners in its class, the Inventor racks up a decent performance thanks to a 9000 BTU maximum cooling capacity. This is more than enough to adequately cool a room under 25 square meters.

I’ve got to admit however that the Inventor costs a bit more than your average entry level portable air conditioners. But I think the energy saving features more than make up for the initial purchase price.

For one, it’s rated Class A in terms of energy consumption which means lower power bills.

And second, Chilly used the updated version of older refrigerants (R32 and R410) known as R290. This refrigerant is the new gold standard for air conditioners because it doesn’t damage the ozone layer and has practically zero impact on global warming.

How Easy Is It To Use?

You’ve got to hand it to Chilly; this is by far one of the most user friendly, portable ACs I have ever used. Not only is it light, compact and easy to move around, but the controls are incredibly simplistic and intuitive.

At first glance, you may be wondering where the wheels or castors are. I mean, they seriously don’t expect us to lug a 25Kg machine all around the house. But after double-checking, I found four easy-roll omnidirectional castors that allow the Inventor to glide smoothly from room to room.

While the overall design of the Inventor Chilly Portable Air Conditioner is minimalistic, there’s certainly no shortage of features that make it easier to use. One of the things I noticed first were the solid and manageable grilles. These allow users to adjust the direction of the airflow to further optimize cooling.

The unit can be controlled from the panel at the very top which also includes a digital display for easy monitoring. However, there’s a remote controller with its own clear cut LED screen to facilitate convenient adjustment of both the temperature and other function. These include the timer, fan speed, and sleep function.

And speaking of the sleep function it allows you to set a timer where the Chilly AC can adjust for sleeping conditions. Primarily, this just contributes to better sleeping conditions i.e lower noise levels that fall under 52db.

And like all portable air conditioners, the Inventor requires a window or exit to vent hot air. There’s also a self-diagnostic function with immediate display of any errors, breakdowns or malfunctions.

What Accessories Are Included?

After making your purchase, you will receive the following items in the box:

  • Inventor Chilly Portable Air Conditioner
  • Exhaust hose with accessories
  • Wireless remote control
  • Owner’s manual

People who bought the Inventor also bought window kits and a longer exhaust hose.

Key Features Of Inventor Chilly Portable Air Conditioner


  • Compact, space saving design
  • Low noise levels for use overnight
  • Natural, eco-friendly R290 refrigerant


  • The exhaust pipe is relatively short
  • Relatively limited cover area

Anything Else You Should Know

When it comes to portable air conditioners, one of the main problems I always notice is with the exhaust system. Whether it’s the hose itself or window kits, not many companies can get everything right.

The Inventor Chilly Portable Air Conditioner also requires venting; hence the supplied exhaust pipe an adapter. The pipe stretches to 1.5 m with a diameter of 150 mm. All you need to do is adjust the window slider, place the hose in place and that’s all.

But perhaps the most interesting thing is that the window kit itself is not included – it comes in a separate box. The manufacturer actually offers it as a gift completely free of charge; with any purchase of a Chilly portable AC of course.


Light, compact, and a catchy trend in cooling innovation, the Inventor Chilly Portable Air Conditioner is designed to provide ideal cooling conditions wherever you are. In addition to being lightweight and discreet, this unit comes with a ton of user features which make operating it both intuitive and user friendly.

Despite being a bit more costly than entry level air conditioners, the Inventor Chilly Portable AC is very energy efficient. It’s rated Class A in terms of energy consumption. But what really stands out is just how eco-friendly the unit is.

Thanks to the use of R290 refrigerant, the Inventor Chilly Portable Air Conditioner is almost 700 times more planet friendly than conditioners that use outdated gases. If you’re looking for a compact, easy to use portable AC that’s kinder to the environment, the Inventor fits the bill quite nicely.

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