No thanks to climate change, hitherto cool areas are getting warmer and Malaysia is not an exception. Residents are coming up with new ways to tackle this unstoppable change. The portable air conditioner, like the name implies, will keep you cool wherever you go. You can move it closer or away from your bed or couch while you lounge.
However, picking up a mini air conditioner that is right for you requires a lot more effort than you'd like to admit. There are a lot of brands and variations that qualify its portability. Some you can put on a table while others have to be on the ground. Knowing beforehand what you want will help you narrow down your choices and pick one of the best portable air conditioners in Malaysia.
Best Portable Air Conditioners
1. Morgan MAC-091 Portable Air Conditioner Review
The 1.0HP power horse portable aircon is suitable for rooms up to 14 m² in size. This white air conditioner has a carry handle and a front-facing ventilation duct. Besides the carry handle, it has a roller casters for easy movement from one place to another. It has a rated wattage of 990W and an airflow of 380 m3 per hour.
Morgan MAC-091 has four modes which are; cool, fan, dehumidifying and sleep. It has a high and low fan speed and comes with remote control. A timer feature allows you to set the aircon to go on and off. When you feel it does not perform optimally, you can wash the filters and continue to enjoy the cool air.
2. Midea MPH-09CRN1 Portable Air Conditioner Review
This portable air conditioner from Midea is a white air cond that is a little too big to put on a table. Unlike the usual wall air conditioners where you have to connect a pipe to drain water, the mobile air conditioner is self-draining as the water evaporates and vents out through the duct hose. However, it requires an outlet for the hot air and that depends on how you position it in your home. The R410A refrigerant is eco-friendly and has a minimum temperature of 17 Celsius.
This portable air cond is 1 HP and has a power consumption of 1220 watts. It is easy to use with its minimalist buttons. It also has a remote controller so you don’t have to get to the aircon to set it every time. The timer setting allows you to set the aircond to go on and off at certain times. An instruction manual is attached to the device.
3. Pensonic PPA-109 Portable Air Conditioner without hose
The 1.HP semi Inverter R410A portable aircon is eco-friendly. It doubles as a dehumidifier and absorbs moisture from its area of application. The white sleek portable air conditioner without hose has a sleep mode and memory function. It also has a timer setting. It goes off after a couple of hours of inactivity and if the timer is not set.
Unlike many other mini air conditioners in this list which have a frontal air duct, the PPA-109 has a top air duct with vertical auto swing and Airflow. There is an LED display that shows settings and functions. It comes with a self-diagnosis feature that tells you what exactly is wrong with the portable air conditioner so you don’t have to keep guessing. There is no installation required and it comes with a handy remote control.
4. Fujiaire 1.5 HP Mobile Air-Conditioner
The minimalist styled with silver sheen edges Fujiaire mobile air conditioner is clean-cut and has a futuristic look. It is self evaporative which means you don't need to throw water out. However, It comes with a hose that directs hot air away from the compressor. The mini air conditioner has a self-diagnosis feature which means you don't have to be speculative about what's wrong with your device. It comes with wireless remote control.
The portable air conditioner is environmentally friendly with its R410a gas. It has a rolling caster for easy movement around the house. Unlike wall mount air conditioners, the portable air conditioners are noisier, thanks to the built-in compressor. A 1.5 HP mobile air conditioner is equally noisier than a 1 HP air con. The 1.5 HP enables super-fast cooling of the air conditioner.
5. Midea MPF-12CRN1 Portable Air Conditioner
The 37kg white portable air conditioner is 1.5 Horse Power. It has streaks of sea-green along the air duct and on the top. It comes with wireless remote control. The air duct is frontal and it has an auto-swing feature. The aircon has a timer setting and a sleep mode which turns it off after a period of inactivity.
It has an auto-restart feature and can self diagnose. To ensure its longevity, it has an auto-protection feature which turns it off when input power is unstable. It features a self evaporative system, a VC filter and an omnidirectional caster. However, it requires a hose to let out hot air.
6. Arctic USB Mini Fan Air Conditioner Review
The white square-shaped mini air conditioner is the definition of portable. The USB powered design makes it convenient for use in and out of the home. It can run on a laptop, a power bank or a wall outlet. This makes it the perfect choice for camping and picnics. It has a three speed-controlled fan; low, medium and high.
The evaporative technology is such that it draws in hot air, passes it through a wet filter and outputs refreshingly cool air. To improve its performance, you can put cold water or ice in the container then it will do the job of an air cooler. The water can last up to 8 hours in the tank. Asides cooling air, it dehumidifies and purifies the air around you. It also has 7 LED mood light options. With the touch of a button, you can select a color, put it in a color cycle or turn it off.
The portable air conditioner is built for on the spot cooling. This makes them louder than a wall mount air conditioner as the compressor is built-in. The main advantage of a portable aircon, however, is that it can be used for a specific purpose and moved around. They are usually very easy to use and install. Keep this in mind when you pick one of the best portable air conditioners in Malaysia.