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7 Best Portable Aircons In Singapore [2021]

May 31, 2021 by The Fun Empire Team

Portable Aircon Singapore

Portable Aircon Singapore
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Singapore is warm and humid all year round. To combat the scorching heat, most Singaporeans install air conditioners in their homes. However, air conditioning units can be quite expensive. They also require technicians to come down for environmental vetting and instalment. Hence, installing air conditioners can be tedious and is considered a long-term investment. So how about portable aircons in Singapore?

If you have not yet decided on this big decision, the best substitute would be a portable aircon. It is cheaper and easy to move around your home. Furthermore, there is no need for prior arrangements. You simply have to go to an electronics store nearby, pick one, and go. With countless options to choose from, which then is the best portable aircon in Singapore? 

To ease your decision-making process, The Fun Empire has shortlisted the Best Portable Aircons in Singapore. For more lifestyle articles, you may browse the following after you've read this article:

Benefits of a portable air conditioner

Besides the convenience of portability, many portable air conditioners will save you money on electricity and maintenance costs. In addition, they are a lot cheaper and will not require exorbitant servicing costs.

Furthermore, most portable aircon also do not require expensive professional installation costs and can be set up in minutes.

Things To Consider When Purchasing A Portable Aircon In Singapore

There are several key aspects to look at when you are doing your research to buy the best portable aircon in Singapore that suits your needs.

Size of Portable Air Conditioner

Portable air conditioners come in various sizes, just like their fixed counterparts.

To determine which portable air conditioner is best to suit your requirements, find out the BTUs (British Thermal Units) per hour of your intended portable aircon in singapore.

Air conditioners with higher BTUs (British Thermal Units) provide greater cooling power, which means they can cover larger rooms.

However, do take note that area with any heat-producing appliances or insulation might lead to high temperatures. This will in turn require portable air conditioners with higher BTUs.

That is why you have to consider the space in your home when you are considering which portable air conditioner is best for you. Even if you buy the best portable aircon in Singapore with the most features will not provide the coolest temperatures if it has the lower than required BTU and cooling power.

Price of Portable Airconditioner

If you’re looking for a portable air conditioner, there are multiple factors that determine the price. Dimension and power play into size, as well as brand name recognition.

Cooling down an entire room is possible with a portable airconditioner that can cost more than a thousand dollars. On the other hand, those models for lighter use can cost anywhere from a few hundred to nearly a thousand dollars.

You should try to select a portable aircon model that fits your budget, has good warranty support and also easy maintenance. This will help to save you money in the long-term and also the trouble of costly maintenance of your portable air conditioner unit.

Noise of Portable Air Conditioner

Noise is an inevitable side effect of a portable air conditioner in Singapore, which also needs to be considered when making a purchase.

If a portable aircon unit produces more than 55 to 60 decibels of sound, then you may have to consider other options. Having too loud of a sound while operating the portable air conditioner will not be ideal for your room or home's comfort level.

Maintenance Of Portable Air Conditioner

Every portable air conditioner will require some level of maintenance to ensure the portable aircon operates well. However, the level of work required to upkeep the unit depends on brand and model.

Although portable aircon units are often equipped with a tank to collect the water, you only need to pull out and empty it when necessary.

Portable air conditioners in Singapore can come with multiple modes, including those that offer continuous drainage via an expeller hose. If you are concerned about negative health effects and cleanliness, a sleeker portable aircon without exhaust would be a better choice for you.

Energy Consumption Of Portable Air Conditioner

Just like with traditional air conditioners, energy consumption is a factor when selecting a portable air conditioner.

You can prevent excess usage by choosing models with automatic shut-off timers to automatically turn off overnight, or by selecting a programmable thermostat that can be set to automatically power down during periods of inactivity.

1) EuropAce

EuropAce - Portable Aircon Singapore
Key ServicesRetailing a range of electronic and home appliances.
Address10 Changi South Street 3, #06-01 Singapore 486147
Phone6457 3678
Operating Hours10am to 4pm (Monday to Friday excluding PH)

Founded in 1992, the EuropAce Brand was started out importing Made in Italy Hobs, Hoods and Ovens. EuropAce is a proud Singapore Brand with an International and European flavour. As they continue to expand their range, their expertise in European products continues to be their inspiration. They strive for the quality and design of their products to continue meeting the high standards of Europe while staying relevant and cost-effective for their consumers.

Today, EuropAce is the No. 1 Singapore brand of Home Appliances in terms of sales volume. It has the largest range in the industry: with more than 50 product lines and more than 300 different models. This includes Air Conditioners, Fans, LifeStyle Products, Kitchen Appliances and Major Appliances.

Key Differentiators

  1. No. 1 Singapore brand of home appliances
  2. Largest range of product line
  3. European style hood hob ovens
EuropAce - Portable Aircon Singapore

These are the 2 portable aircons in Singapore recommended for purchase:

Client Testimonial

EuropAce is an amazing company. Their air conditioners are innovative. I love how clear the temperature display is and how cold the AC gets with an even distribution. It is way better than Daikin (they've been stuck in time and not innovated their products). EuropAce has many types of products to choose from and it is certainly a place I would go to for anything electrical! I hope in the future they bring in higher-end brands for kitchen appliances as I love working with them to maintain my apartment.

James Stanley (Google Reviews)

2) Avolta Portable Aircon

Avolta - Portable Aircon Singapore
Key ServicesHome-grown High Quality and Efficient Home Appliances
Address1 Ubi View #01-04 Focus One, Singapore 408555
Phone6634 0311 (Sales Enquiry)
6634 0312 (Customer Service)
Operating HoursMonday to Friday: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Lunch hour: 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Founded in 1998, Trends Home Electrical has worked to bring smart comforts through introducing technologically advanced good value electronics. Specialising in air cooling and water heating systems, their in-house brand Avolta, carries a wide range of products. These include split-unit and portable air-conditioners, air purifiers, and water heaters.

All products go through stringent quality checks and rigorous product testing to ensure optimal product quality. Their first ever Avolta multi-split inverter air conditioner achieved a 5-tick energy efficient rating with excellent energy savings of up to 60%.

Key Differentiators

  1. Twin-Gale™ Dual Motor: Avolta Portable Air Conditioners promises the strongest cooling solution by using dual motors that are able to blast chilly cold air as low as 17 degrees. Cold air can be blown up to 6 meters, reducing the time taken to chill your space.
  2. Multiple Functions: It has 4-in-1 Functions - Cooling, Heating, Fan and Dehumidifying. Cooling & Heating can be achievable with switchable air outlets.
  3. Blue Fin: Last 3x longer with the Epoxy Coated Blue Fin – This Anti-Corrosion Condenser Technology protects the coils against the accumulation of water droplets. It discourages corrosion, improves air conditioner Performance and Increase the Lifetime of the appliances. Avolta Portable Air Conditioner provides 6 years long warranty for compressor, 1-year parts warranty, and 1 year worry-free on-site full-coverage protection.
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Avolta - Portable Aircon Singapore

Client Testimonial

Never regret installation the new Avolta split aircon which has a quiet multifunction system. Best of all comes with 5 tick energy saving inverter. Value for money!

Daniel Koh

3) Close Comfort Portable Aircon

Image from Geek Culture
Key ServicesPersonal Aircon; Portable Aircon
AddressOnline / Resold
Phone+65 3138 1772

In 2007, Professor James Trevelyan first invented the prototype for what would become the Close Comfort personal air conditioner. Over the next 6 years, he worked to gradually develop and realise his dream of energy-efficient, localised air conditioning technology. After 2 further years of market research and testing, the first Close Comfort unit went on sale to customers in 2016. Since then, their company’s focus has been on continued research and development to further improve and enhance the performance and experience of air conditioning solutions. Close Comfort uniquely provides portable aircons in Singapore meant to cool the person instead of the room.

At Close Comfort, we are committed to providing sustainable solutions to cool a warming world.

Key Differentiators

  1. PORTABLE & CONVENIENT: Close Comfort units need no water, exhaust hoses or window kits to operate. So, with no installation needed, you can be cool and comfortable wherever you are.
  2. AUSTRALIAN TECHNOLOGY: Invented in 2007 by Australian Professor of Engineering, James Trevelyan, Close Comfort was launched in Singapore in 2018 after years of rigorous research and development across the globe.
  3. CUT POWER COSTS: Close Comfort uses just 300W of electricity. This means our units cost less than $0.50 a night to run, at least 75% lower than traditional portable air conditioners.
portable aircons singapore

Client Testimonial

We’ve been using it with the igloo tent for a week now. It cools the bed area wonderfully. No aircon wastage, dry patchy air, varying temperatures etc. Instead, we now sleep in a cool environment that remains stable throughout the night. Lovely!!

And the service is over and beyond. When I received the unit it worked fine but the remote control didn’t work. I called the vendors in Singapore who turned up at my door within a couple of hours with a new remote.

Lazada Review

4) Honeywell Portable Aircon

portable aircons singapore
Image from SmartHomes
Key ServicesAir Coolers, Air Conditioners & Dehumidifiers

JMATEK is an Exclusive Global Authorised Licensee of Honeywell brand. Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address some of the world’s toughest challenges linked to global macro trends. For example, energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security, globalisation and customer productivity. That is why Honeywell sells eco-friendly portable aircons in Singapore that are built to last. It has approximately 132,000 employees worldwide, including more than 22,000 engineers and scientists and a global capitalisation of USD 40 Billion in 2014.

Key Differentiators

  1. Quieter than the average window AC.
  2. Built-to-last, a Washable Dust Filter helps filter dust and is easily cleaned under a faucet, so you don’t need to worry about expensive replacement filters.
  3. Thermal Overload Protection on the compressor and motor, meaning extra safety precautions for added endurance and peace of mind for you and your family.

Client Testimonial

Honeywell portable air conditioners are efficient, especially the “better/best” models. All have dehumidification modes and are self-evaporative models. This is fairly consistent with other brands, though some don't have these features in their lesser models.

5) Midea

Portable Aircons
Image from Lazada
Key ServicesWorld’s largest producer of major appliances.

Midea's brand promise is "to provide surprisingly friendly solutions for the ones who treasure those tiny moments at home". It has recently launched its new motto: "Midea - make yourself at home" and sells a variety of appliances including portable aircons in Singapore. It has also landed several high-profile projects, most recently the 2016 win to install sophisticated Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning solutions in all 12 stadiums for sports games in Brazil.

Midea is a strong supporter of sport and the proud official sponsoring partner of FINA, the World's Swimming Federation. The company is implementing its strategy to continue as a highly dynamic enterprise, with the aspiration for consistent growth that is characteristic of a world-class business.

Key Differentiators

  1. Publicly listed company
  2. Offers one of the most comprehensive ranges in the home appliance industry
  3. Each year, Midea wins 40+ design awards at different global design shows

Client Testimonial

Not too noisy, excellent cooling, might need a bit of understanding of the exhaust pipe to install it. Overall, good purchase!

qienwong (Shopee Review)

6) TCL

Image from TCL
Key ServicesAir Purifiers, Dehumidifiers & Portable Aircons
ACL Impex Pte Ltd, Sole Agent Office
627A Aljunied Road #06-08, Biztech Centre
Phone6844 2254
Operating HoursMondays to Fridays
9.30am – 5.30pm
(closed on public holidays)

TCL Delonghi Home Appliances (Zhongshan) Co. Ltd is a joint venture between the TCL Group and Delonghi Group. It is founded in 2005 with the objective to improve air quality for a more comfortable living, introducing portable aircons in Singapore. Just after 5 years, TCL Delonghi had developed into the most important R&D establishment and the biggest manufacture base of portable air conditioners and dehumidifiers in the world. TCL Delonghi owns 3 automatic manufacture lines with an annual capacity of portable air conditioner and dehumidifier up to 1 million sets. Various products made by TCL Delonghi are now on sale in more than 100 countries and regions of the 5 continents.

Today, TCL-Delonghi is an innovative leading enterprise, and respect all business partners based on sincerity and justice. The company continues to supply the most valuable products to customers, the most reasonable and stable commercial returns to our distributors, and a continual developing opportunity to all our friends who contribute to the development of TCL Delonghi.

Key Differentiators

  1. Eco-friendly – R410A refrigerant for greener living in Singapore
  2. Rotary compressor for quiet and efficient performance
  3. Rolling castors for ease of movement

Client Testimonial

Keeps my entire top floor cool, takes some time to set up but once it's up and running you can virtually forget about it (other than cleaning the air filter). If you have smaller, old windows like I do you'll have to do some measuring and cutting of the provided exhaust panel, but that's why it's designed for. Overall well worth the money.

Ryan Williams (Amazon Review)

7) SONA (Portable Aircons Singapore)

Portable Aircons
Image from Carousell
Key ServicesPortable Aircon, Air Purifiers & Dehumidifiers
AddressBlk 10 Ubi Crescent, #04-14 Ubi Tech Park (Lobby B) Singapore 408564
Phone6746 1132

Cahaya Electronics was founded in 1994 and takes care of the Sona brand in Singapore. It is a Singapore based company and specialises in supplying quality Home and Kitchen Appliances products like portable aircons in Singapore. Their Home and Kitchen Appliances include these products categories like Fans, Vacuum Cleaners, Microwave Ovens, Electric Ovens, Slow Cooker, Air Pot, Kettle Jug, Induction Cooker, Multi-Cooker and many more. Their products - under the brand name SONA - can be found in these reputable hypermarkets and retailers like Carrefour, Giant, NTUC Supermarkets, Cold Storage, Courts, Best Denki, Mustaffa and more.

Key Differentiators

  1. Quality
  2. Affordability
  3. Sustainability

Client Testimonial

I have 3 portable air cons at home for all my rooms so I am impressed with this machine with the low noise level and it cools down the room very fast. Very good value for money. And I will surely buy from this seller again if I need to change my aircon in future. Highly recommended!

Jenny N. (Lazada Review)

Portable Aircon Singapore

So which portable aircon will you be purchasing for the upcoming dry season? Unbeknownst to many, having an aircon - portable or not - has many benefits. They actually reduce insects and parasites, reduce the risk of dehydration, and improve work performance. Especially with more people working from home, the electronic devices at home should be kept in cool environments to prevent overheating. And one quick way to do that is to buy portable aircons in Singapore!

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