Portable Air Conditioners
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Pinguno Portable Air Conditioners are all you need to keep
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What is a Portable Air Conditioner? How does it work?

Portable air conditioners are standalone units that provide cooling for specific areas or rooms. They consist of a compressor, condenser, evaporator, and a fan. They work by extracting warm air from the room, cooling it through the refrigeration cycle, and then releasing cool air back into the space. The hot air is typically vented out through an exhaust hose that can be placed near a window or another suitable outlet.

How to Choose a Portable Air Conditioner

There are several factors to consider when choosing a portable air conditioner. The starting point is cooling capacity (measured in BTUs or kW), which should always match the size of the room you want to cool. Other factors include energy efficiency, noise level, additional features such as programmable timers and remote control, and the overall build quality and reliability of the unit. Some portable air conditioners also come with additional features such as heating and dehumidification. In our shop you can easily compare all our Pinguino models before making a decision.

Power (BTU and kW vs. Room Size)

The cooling power ise measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units) or in kiloWatts. As a general guideline, the choice of BTUs and kWs must be based primarily on room size: higher BTU ratings and higher kW for larger rooms and lower ratings for smaller spaces. However, it's important to note that other factors, such as insulation and heat sources, can influence the cooling requirements.
For rooms up to 85m3 you can choose an element with around 9000 BTU or 2 - 2,5 kW. For bigger spaces, up to 100m3, better to choose units from 9000 to 12000 BTUs (2,6 to 3 kW). Some of De'Longhi most powerful units can reach up to 13000 BTUs (3,3 kW) and are suitable for areas bigger than 120m3.
Heating and Dehumidification
Energy Consumption

Heating Function and Dehumidification Function

The dehumidification function helps to remove excess moisture from the air, improving comfort and reducing the risk of mould growth. This function can be used, for example, in a very humid room or at certain times of the year when the humidity is particularly high. The heating function, available on the De'Longhi PAC EL92HP, allows the appliance to provide warmth during the colder months, making it a versatile appliance that can be used all year round.


Noise levels can vary between models, and it's important to choose a unit with a noise level that is tolerable for the intended usage, especially if the air conditioner will be used in bedrooms or other quiet areas. Look for models that feature a low-decibel operation or include noise-reducing technologies.

Energy Consumption

Portable air conditioners are usually labelled with an energy efficiency rating that indicates their energy saving capabilities and helps users make informed choices about their efficiency. In Europe, the energy efficiency of portable air conditioners is usually indicated by the European Energy Efficiency Certificate. This certificate uses a scale from A+++ (most efficient) to D (least efficient). Countries such as the United States and Australia use their own energy labelling systems, such as the Energy Star rating and the Energy Rating Label respectively. Choosing models with higher energy efficiency ratings can help minimise electricity costs and reduce the environmental impact of their use.

How to Install an Air Conditioner with external hose?

Installing a portable air conditioner with an external hose is really simple: the exhaust hose must be properly connected to the unit and directed towards a suitable window or ventilation opening. Setting up the unit involves securing the hose in place and ensuring a good seal to prevent hot air from entering the room.
First select a suitable location for the portable air conditioner near a window or door and place the unit on a flat, stable surface, preferably near a power outlet.
Then attach the exhaust hose to the back of the air conditioner (it usually fits into a designated outlet or port) and extend the hose towards the window or door.
Then connect the other end of the hose to the window ventilation kit supplied with the unit.

How much does a dehumidifier cost?

The price of a dehumidifier can vary depending on factors such as cooling capacity, additional features, and energy efficiency. Higher-quality and more feature-rich models may come with a higher price tag but can provide better performance and durability in the long run.