Best air con units still on sale in the UK

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Air conditioning units, or AC machines, are in hot demand this summer, especially for bedrooms. (Getty Images)

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With record temperatures predicted, it's no surprise there's been a rush on any kind of cooling device.

Whether it's neck fans or the ever-popular Dyson fan or gadgets to keep your pet cool, it seems we're keen to invest in anything that might offer some respite.

Of course, we're all wondering how to sleep in the heat, so air conditioning units to use in bedrooms are especially sought after at the moment. Hence the sell-out situation on many styles and brands. Plus millions of us are working from home, too, meaning no access to office air con so we're all sweltering at kitchen tables or in our living rooms.

Which is why we've rounded up the best air conditioning units that are still available to keep the heat at bay - so you don't have to stand in front of the open freezer door any longer.

Shop our top air conditioning unit picks

AEG ChillFlex Pro AXP34U338HW Air Conditioning Unit | £610 from AO

AEG ChillFlex Pro AXP34U338HW Air Conditioning Unit
AEG ChillFlex Pro AXP34U338HW Air Conditioning Unit

This AEG air conditioner aims to circulate air, as well as dehumidify thanks to the anti-bacterial mesh filter, which is ideal for allergy sufferers amongst us.

It has three speed settings, 1000 watt power, and a cooling capacity of 12000 BTU/h. It also has an automatic function to monitor and adjust the fan speed depending on the temperature in the room. One five-star review said: "Product is absolutely fabulous! Great value for money and works wonders when cooling our office! Very happy customer, thank you very much."

Devola Portable Air Conditioning Unit, 1.5m Duct with Window Kit Included | £368.95 from Amazon

This Devola unit can also double as a heater in the winter, so if you invest now, you can use it year-round. It offers a cooling fan-only mode, a dehumidifyer, sleep and heating mode.

The adjustable thermostat ranges from 16-32℃, it has a 24-hour shutdown timer with auto-shut off and a child lock.

Rhino AC9000 Portable Air Conditioner & Dehumidifier | £349.99 from Tool Station

Rhino AC9000 Portable Air Conditioner & Dehumidifier
Rhino AC9000 Portable Air Conditioner & Dehumidifier

"A bit larger than it looks in the pictures and ice cold," says one happy user. The Rhino AC9000 Portable Air Conditioner & Dehumidifier is a 3-in-1 device, as it is a cooling air con unit, dehumidifier and fan all in one, so no wonder it has received an average of 4.7 out of 5 star rating.

It has a three-speed fan setting, as well as an automatic swing function, to ensure the entire room is cool. It also has a timer, which can be programmed to suit your needs, plus it has a low noise level of 65dB.

This design comes with handles and castors to easily manoeuvre around the home, as well as an exhaust hose with adapter, window sealing plate assembly and remote control, so you don't have to move a muscle.

RUSSELL HOBBS RHPAC11001 Portable Air Conditioner | £229 (was £339) from Curry's

This Russell Hobs air conditioning unit is a portable AC machine, to help make the heatwave a little more bearable.

Similar to other creations, this too has three speed settings. It has an airflow rate of 300m³/h, and uses 1230 Watt power. It also has a 24-hour timer, and a remote control, so you can tailor it to your needs.

Portable Air Conditioner | £500 from Homebase

Portable Air Conditioner
Portable Air Conditioner

This sleek Portable Air Conditioner is trending now and we can see why - it provides the powerful cooling function we have been dreaming of, with a 12000 BTU cooling capacity.

It has two speed settings, as well as three operating modes, plus a 24-hour timer so you can programme it to suit your schedule.

Challenge 5K Air Conditioning Unit | £300 from Argos

Challenge 5K Air Conditioning Unit
Challenge 5K Air Conditioning Unit

Shoppers have hailed Argos' Challenge 5K Air Conditioning Unit a "life saver" in the heatwave, and easy to set up. And it's selling super fast, so don't delay.

This appliance recycles warm air and transforms it into cool air. It has a cooling capacity of 5000BTU, which provides a full blast of cool air, a 24-hour timer, as well as a low noise level of 63dB and an LED display, an auto restart function, auto protection and self-diagnosis. There is also a one-year guarantee.

Goodhome Takoma Mobile Air Conditioner | £269.99 from Screwfix

Goodhome Takoma Mobile Air Conditioner
Goodhome Takoma Mobile Air Conditioner

The Goodhome Takoma Mobile Air Conditioner is one of the more affordable AC units available to buy. A recent purchaser raved: " Really recommend this unit, cools the room really quickly, thumbs up."

Similar to most air conditioning machines, this doubles up as a dehumidifier also. It has variable speed settings, as well as self-evaporation, and works with "environmentally-friendly cooling gas" to ensure you stay cool this summer.

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