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Arlec Grid Connect Smart 11000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Heater $200 (Excluding QLD, NSW) + Delivery ($0 C&C) @ Bunnings

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Arlec Grid Connect Smart 11,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner With Heater $200 at bunnings.

Model Number
PA1206HA

Stock in many stores (listed below (VIC, WA, SA, TAS, ACT, NT))

Can't find many details about this portable aircon, but it's $400nzd on the kiwi Bunnings site, so I'm assuming the regular price is probably about $350aud or something in that range.

VIC

Store Phone Stock
Bairnsdale (03) 5150 2800 4
Bayswater VIC (03) 8720 1000 4
Bendigo (03) 5444 8555 5
Box Hill (03) 8878 0900 4
Broadmeadows (03) 9351 3800 5
Caroline Springs (03) 8358 0300 1
Craigieburn (03) 8338 3500 4
Cranbourne (03) 5991 3100 4
Epping (03) 8401 7800 3
Fountain Gate (03) 8796 6600 3
Geelong North (03) 5240 3300 5
Hastings (03) 5979 0400 3
Hawthorn (03) 8862 9500 5
Maribyrnong (03) 9319 7300 4
Mentone (03) 9581 7100 5
Mildura (03) 5018 5800 4
Mill Park (03) 9404 8400 4
Moorabbin (03) 8540 9500 1
Mornington VIC (03) 5973 9000 5
Northland (03) 9416 6000 5
Notting Hill (03) 9518 4400 5
Nunawading (03) 9845 3900 5
Pakenham (03) 5945 4900 2
Port Melbourne (03) 8646 9800 4
Scoresby (03) 9730 8900 4
Springvale (03) 8558 7300 2
Sunshine (03) 8326 8600 2
Thomastown (03) 9462 8000 5
Torquay (03) 5261 1800 5
Traralgon (03) 5172 1000 4
Wangaratta (03) 5721 0400 4
Warrnambool (03) 5564 1800 5
Waurn Ponds (03) 5244 8200 2
West Footscray (03) 8398 8000 4

WA

Store Phone Stock
Armadale (08) 9497 6900 2
Bunbury (08) 9722 2500 3

SA

Store Phone Stock
Adelaide Airport (08) 8424 9500 3
Edwardstown (08) 8299 2700 2
Marion (08) 8375 7600 2
Mt Gambier (08) 7723 2400 2
Noarlunga (08) 8329 1000 5
Port Lincoln (08) 8623 0100 3
Prospect (08) 8269 0800 2
Reynella (08) 8327 7400 2
Victor Harbor (08) 8551 2300 2

TAS

Store Phone Stock
Burnie (03) 6432 8600 5
Glenorchy (03) 6277 6500 5
Kingston (03) 6283 0100 5
Mornington TAS (03) 6242 7900 3
North Launceston (03) 6345 0200 5

ACT

Store Phone Stock
Fyshwick (02) 6206 2700 3

NT

Store Phone Stock
Alice Springs (08) 8959 8200 3

Thanks to @vu for the stocklist

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Comments

  • Not sold in WA :-(

  • Operates at 65db. Which based on my research is between a normal conversation (60db) and a vaccum cleaner at 1m (70db). That is a bloody huge range in between!

    • Every 3db gain is double the volume. So it's significantly Lorde than a conversation volume.

      • +3

        Lol indeed Lorde is very noisy !

      • Every 3db gain is double the volume.

        +3dB is double the power, it takes +10dB to be double the perceived volume.

        Frequency matters too, the low hum of an AC is more acceptable than the more broadband noise of a vacuum.

        • Ahh ok. I stand corrected.

          Still very noisy though

          • @edrift:

            Still very noisy though

            Yup! Although if I had to choose between a loud AC or a 35 degree day, I'd pick the AC. At least I can wear headphones or earplugs. :)

    • +1

      A call centre is around 65 if that helps.

    • +1

      Consider it as a white noise, which helps for sleep Lol

      • +2

        Do you often run a vaccuum cleaner to help with sleep?

        • If it will tire the vacuum cleaner out, it could help.

  • +1

    No stock near South brisbane

  • Party is over.

  • +1

    Decent number of stock left in the south east states.

    VIC

    Store Phone Stock
    Bairnsdale (03) 5150 2800 4
    Bayswater VIC (03) 8720 1000 4
    Bendigo (03) 5444 8555 5
    Box Hill (03) 8878 0900 4
    Broadmeadows (03) 9351 3800 5
    Caroline Springs (03) 8358 0300 1
    Craigieburn (03) 8338 3500 4
    Cranbourne (03) 5991 3100 4
    Epping (03) 8401 7800 3
    Fountain Gate (03) 8796 6600 3
    Geelong North (03) 5240 3300 5
    Hastings (03) 5979 0400 3
    Hawthorn (03) 8862 9500 5
    Maribyrnong (03) 9319 7300 4
    Mentone (03) 9581 7100 5
    Mildura (03) 5018 5800 4
    Mill Park (03) 9404 8400 4
    Moorabbin (03) 8540 9500 1
    Mornington VIC (03) 5973 9000 5
    Northland (03) 9416 6000 5
    Notting Hill (03) 9518 4400 5
    Nunawading (03) 9845 3900 5
    Pakenham (03) 5945 4900 2
    Port Melbourne (03) 8646 9800 4
    Scoresby (03) 9730 8900 4
    Springvale (03) 8558 7300 2
    Sunshine (03) 8326 8600 2
    Thomastown (03) 9462 8000 5
    Torquay (03) 5261 1800 5
    Traralgon (03) 5172 1000 4
    Wangaratta (03) 5721 0400 4
    Warrnambool (03) 5564 1800 5
    Waurn Ponds (03) 5244 8200 2
    West Footscray (03) 8398 8000 4

    WA

    Store Phone Stock
    Armadale (08) 9497 6900 2
    Bunbury (08) 9722 2500 3

    SA

    Store Phone Stock
    Adelaide Airport (08) 8424 9500 3
    Edwardstown (08) 8299 2700 2
    Marion (08) 8375 7600 2
    Mt Gambier (08) 7723 2400 2
    Noarlunga (08) 8329 1000 5
    Port Lincoln (08) 8623 0100 3
    Prospect (08) 8269 0800 2
    Reynella (08) 8327 7400 2
    Victor Harbor (08) 8551 2300 2

    TAS

    Store Phone Stock
    Burnie (03) 6432 8600 5
    Glenorchy (03) 6277 6500 5
    Kingston (03) 6283 0100 5
    Mornington TAS (03) 6242 7900 3
    North Launceston (03) 6345 0200 5

    ACT

    Store Phone Stock
    Fyshwick (02) 6206 2700 3

    NT

    Store Phone Stock
    Alice Springs (08) 8959 8200 3
    • Informative but depends on your use case and situation.

  • +3

    For anyone considering buying a portable reverse cycle aircon here's my 2 cents:

    I have a similar spec Kogan unit I bought maybe 10 years ago for twice this price.
    I have been using it all winter instead of my ducted gas heater as it's more energy efficient.
    It only uses 1kw energy per hour which is about 30c/hr to run. Using ducted non zoned heating would cost me much more and using an electric convection or oil heater would cost maybe 50-60c/hr to run.

    What's important to understand is that these don't heat an element to create hot air, they transfer heat energy from one place to another, so they are more energy efficient that way.

    But you need to hook up the exhaust hose that will extract the cold air in winter (heater mode) or hot air in summer (aircon mode).
    This hose gets extremely cold or hot so it's important to insulate it (wrap it with a quilt or puffer jacket)

    If you have ducted heating vents in the floor or wall, funnel the hose to that so you don't need to place the unit near a window. Then close off all the ducts.
    It'll pump the hot or cold air under your house.
    I've done this with great success compared to installing on a window.
    Currently I have it right against a wall funneling the exhaust air into the air intake of my ducted heating system, and also run the water drain tube under the house.

    In heating mode the water pan will fill up in 1 or 2 hours of use, so you don't want to have to keep draining it and you'll need to run a hose somewhere.

    In aircon mode it doesn't fill the water pan.

    For $200 it's worth buying if you are on a budget. They warm better than an electric heater, but not as good as gas ducted heating.
    The cool better than a fan or evaporative cooler, but no where near as good as a split system or window unit.

    But the biggest downside is the noise. They are damn loud. You'll need to crank the tv up if you want to watch it with the aircon/heater on. You won't be able to do a meeting over zoom or ms teams either.
    They are as loud as a cordless vacuum on low power mode.

    • Also all that air its pumping out the hose needs to be replaced. Which seeps in from outside the room and house. Thats why they arent very efficient. Rig up a twin hose and its way better.

      • Yeah I might try that this summer.

        I would think the hoses need to be far enough apart though

      • So first hose goes from exhaust vent out the window, but where do you run the second hose?

        • For standard out of the box 2 hose portable aircons they run the hoses out the window next to each other. Pretty silly but they need to cater for the widest variety of installs rather than best performance

  • Just bought one today at Windsor Gardens Bunnings SA. Found a pallet of them on the top level. So far so good, very cold and not all that loud.

  • +1

    Devastated, showing as $499 now.

    Looks like the amazing price has expired.

    • Seconded. Find anything similar?

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