BRITS have been waiting for the weather to heat up, but now the sunshine has arrived you could be finding it difficult to keep cool.
Temperatures are set to soar to up to 30C this week – and the heatwave is expected to continue for 14 days.
It can be hard to keep cool on warm, humid nights, and sometimes a fan just doesn't do the trick.
Rather than enduring another sweaty evening, it could be time to invest in a portable air conditioner.
Electric fans simply waft air around the room, but air conditioners are able to cool the temperature.
But they do have their downsides – air conditioners will increase your energy bills if you use them alot.
And they can be expensive – prices start at around £23 but quickly rise to hundreds, depending on what functions you require.
If you've got a large room then you need to go for a higher BTU number, but this means the device will be more expensive and bigger.
It's always a good idea to compare prices with other shops before you part with your cash, as you could be able to find a better deal elsewhere.
Wowcher Mini Retro Air Conditioner Unit
- Price: £22.99 – buy now
This mini retro air conditioner unit is available in green or white and is designed to humidify, purify and cool the air.
It has a 400ml water tank and features a wide output angle so it blows cool air up and down.
The device is portable and rechargeable via a USB cable that is included with the purchase.
Wowcher had the cheapest price for this product – a 67% discount on the same item at Pink Pree.
Wilko JML Chillmax Air
- Price: £30 – buy now
The JML Chillmax Air is a personal space air cooler and humidifier.
It turns cold water into a mist of refreshing air, which is then circulated by a fan with three speed settings.
The filter is resistant to mould and mildew, and it is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
The air cooler is available online and in-store. Standard delivery costs £5, or you can find your nearest Wilko branch online.
You can pick up the same product for the same price Homebase and Boots – but it is sold out online at both stores.
Amazon Air Cooler BASEIN 4 in 1
- Price: £39.99 – buy now
This Amazon air cooler has a 700ml water tank to help keep you cooler for longer.
It provides air conditioning and cooling as well as a humidifier and purifier, which combats dry air, dust and smoke.
It's also eligible for free one-day delivery through Amazon Prime for shoppers in a rush to cool down.
We couldn't find this product cheaper anywhere else online.
Wilko Beldray 6 Litre Air Cooler
- Price: £65 – buy now
Here's another Wilko air conditioning unit at a slightly higher price point.
The Beldray product has a 6 litre water tank with three power settings and an automatic oscillation function to focus the cool air where you need it most.
The same item is £149.99 when you buy it directly from the supplier Beldray, so the Wilko deal is a money saving option.
Screwfix DKT-L7 5LTR Mobile Air Cooler
- Price: £69.99 – buy now
This three-speed air cooler from Screwfix comes with a timer control.
It has an oscillating function to get better air flow around the room.
The cooling device includes an LED display and is one wheels for easy movement around your home or office.
It's currently not available for delivery, but you can check stock levels at your local store online.
Appliances Direct Electriq Slimline Eco 6L Air Cooler
- Price: £69.98 – buy now
Appliances Direct's three-in-one air conditioner also comes with two free ice packs, which will help you get even cooler air on a particularly hot day.
It cools, purifies and humidifies and is also portable, allowing you to move it around your home.
Simply add water to the tank and turn the device on for a cooler room.
Appliances Direct offers one-day delivery, or customers can collect this product from Elland or Derbyshire on June 11.
Argos Challenge 6 Litre Portable Air Cooler
- Price: £99 – buy now
This cooler from Argos can also function as a purifier or humidifier and has three speed settings.
It is handily portable so you can move it from room to room, and water can be loaded from the top or bottom units.
It is available in store or you can get it delivered to your home for £3.95.
We couldn't find this cheaper brand new anywhere else, although it was available second hand on eBay for £75.
Curry’s Princess 352101 Portable Air Conditioner
- Price: £274 – buy now
If you have more cash to spare, you could consider this portable air conditioner from Currys.
It has a programmable timer and three modes to help you find the most comfortable settings.
It also has a low energy consumption, so it is better for the planet and your wallet compared to some competitors.
This product is an online exclusive, so won't be available in stores, but Currys does offer free delivery – and it also offered the cheapest price we could find for this model.
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