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Portable Air Conditioning: Three of the Best, Most Cost-Effective Models in SA

Portable Air Conditioning: Three of the Best, Most Cost-Effective Models in SA
December 13, 2019 gnuworld
portable air conditioner

A portable air conditioner is usually more cost effective and energy efficient than a fixed unit. It is compact, easy to install and can be moved from room to room, as required.

How portable air conditioners work

A portable unit operates in exactly the same way as all air conditioners. It sucks hot air out of a room, and funnels it to the outside via a flexible exhaust hose.

Installing a portable air conditioner

The best place to install a portable air conditioning unit is under a window, and within close proximity of an electrical socket.

Ideally, it should stand at least 20cm to 30cm away from the wall. This will allow for the free flow of air, and to ensure the hose has the most direct route to the exhaust vent.

The hose can be vented through an open window, or a sliding door. If a more permanent solution is required, a venting kit, with a window slide connector, allows for the evacuation of the air, while keeping the window sealed.

Choose from three quality models

As the leading supplier of heating, cooling and ventilation solutions in South Africa, Turbovent has three affordable and efficient models to choose from.

These include the Midea Portable Aircon, the Briza personal air cooler and the Alliance R410A Portable air conditioning units.

Midea Portable Aircon

midea portable aircon


With a modern, compact design, the Midea Portable Aircon is the ideal heating and cooling system for spaces up to 25 square metres.

It has the full range of features, from low noise sleep functionality to omni-directional castors to enable effortless, all-round manoeuvrability.

Along with a washable air filter, an inbuilt ioniser provides enhanced air quality by filtering and collecting pollen, dust and allergens, and releasing ions to cleanse and disinfect the air.

The Midea Portable Aircon is affordable and backed by a one-year warranty.

Briza personal air cooler

briza air cooler


The Briza air cooler uses the water evaporation process to cool a room. It uses about 80% less electricity to run than a traditional air conditioner.

Available from Turbovent for just R3,999.

Key benefits of the Briza portable air cooler:

  • cools at a fraction of the cost of traditional air conditioning
  • gently humidifies the air
  • comes with a remote control
  • doesn’t require any installation or venting
  • operates with windows and doors open.

Alliance R410A Portable Air Conditioner

alliance portable aircon


The Alliance R410A Portable is a lightweight, yet powerful, air conditioning unit with a low maintenance self-evaporative system. It is capable of heating, cooling and dehumidifying rooms, on-demand.

The unit operates via a standard power supply, and is equipped with an exhaust hose to support window venting.

Together with a convenient auto-protect and self-diagnosis feature, the Alliance Portable air conditioner is fitted with a timer and washable air filter, and offers sleep mode, auto-restart and auto-swing functionality.

Turbovent specialises in providing affordable and efficient cooling systems to South African homes and businesses. We offer a range of products, from conventional air conditioning and heating systems to evaporative coolers and turbine ventilators.

Contact us online or call 0860 266 537 to discuss your cooling needs.