The word ‘Mistral’ roughly translates to: A strong cold north-west wind in southern France
and the Mediterranean. So, it’s no surprise that our brand knows best when it comes to
Let’s talk Portable Cooling Units: when buying a cooling unit, it’s important to consider a few
Where will the air-conditioner be used? What is the air-conditioner’s sole purpose?
And finally, what are the results that we want to see from our portable air-conditioner?
Air-conditioning units draw in warm air, cooling it through the internal filter, dispersing the air
back through the vents and into the room. This makes portable air-conditioning units very
similar to built-in air-conditioners or split systems alike.
Dimensions: Check that your brand-new air-conditioner is the right size for your
room. While these cooling units might be portable, you still want to make sure that it’s
versatile enough to fit in that hard-to-reach corner in your home.
De-humidifiers: Most portable air-conditioning units are also de-humidifiers. If you opt
for this as a main feature, make sure that you choose a dehumidifier rating of 1L per
Energy rating: The standard energy rating should sit somewhere around 3 stars, to
get maximum performance to stretch your buck just that little bit further when your
quarterly energy bill arrives.
Water Cooling: Selected air-conditioners on the market use water to aid the cooling system, which
can help with the overall performance and energy consumption of the unit. This in
turn, reduces the need to manually drain water constantly, as it’s already being used
by the air-conditioning unit!
Remote Control: Remote control operated systems make cooling more convenient! This is one of the
only remote controls in your household that your family won’t fight over! These types
of air-cooling remote controls usually allow you to set standard temperatures, lower
the cooling speed, and of course—turn off and on with complete ease from a short
Timers: Most cooling units have a pretty simple on/off timer. No, really—they’re as simple as
they sound! However, many newer models include a smart setting, where users can
control from an app. This is particularly useful for adjusting temperatures to cool the
house when you’re set to arrive home after a long day at work.
Portable Wheels: Portable air-conditioning units are perfectly cost effective, as they can easily be
moved around the house. This means that you don’t need to buy pricey split-systems
for each and every room in your home! It’s important to make sure that the wheels
are easy to manoeuvre on carpet, tiles, and floorboards.
Wi-Fi Connectivity: Similar to remote controlled units, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity is perfectly
convenient for the whole family to use. Smart Apps that control all your devices are
certainly the way of the future! This smart connectivity enables you to change
temperatures, adjust speeds or turn cooling units on and off from anywhere in the
The cost of air-conditioning units will vary depending on your chosen features, high-tech
gadgets and extra accessories. However, the market currently allows for pricing to sit
somewhere between $100 to $1000 with all standard inclusions. The good news is, you
don’t have to sacrifice quality when buying an affordable, reliable Mistral product. We’ve
selected our top picks for our favourite portable air-conditioning units below:
Our Top Picks: