Cool it! These are the top 5 air conditioners – with speedy delivery

Need an air conditioner NOW? These are the buys that can be delivered in double-quick time

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Browsing air conditioners online? Us too. However much you love the sunshine when you’re outdoors, a home that’s too hot isn’t comfortable for sleeping, cooking, working or relaxing. Cooling your rooms effectively in a heatwave is therefore crucial, and if you don’t already have an air conditioner, you probably want to get yourself one in a hurry.

To save you time, we’ve done the research for you and found the brilliant air conditioners that can be at your door at top speed. All of our choices will keep your rooms cooler, and they include designs with useful features like remote controls, timers, and a choice of fan speeds.

When you’re buying, bear in mind that an air conditioner needs to be vented out of the window, so you might want to get yourself a window seal that holds the hose in place and stops the warm air from its exhaust coming back into the room. 

Want the air conditioner to cool your bedroom while you sleep? Check out how much noise it makes, especially if you’re a light sleeper.

Scroll down for the best air conditioners with speedy delivery, and find more of the best ways to stay cool in a heatwave in our guide.

De’Longhi Pinguino PACAN112 Silent Air Conditioner | £700.18 (opens in new tab)

This air conditioner may be an investment buy, but it promises to reach just 50 decibels at maximum level – which is less noise than a fridge makes. It has a 24 hour timer so you can get the room to the temperature you need ready for bedtime, and a remote control.

NETTA 8000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner | £284.99 (opens in new tab)

You can set the desired temperature on this model in a range from 16 to 31ºC, and it will cool rooms of up to 20 metres square. Choose from three fan speeds, and operate it from the LED control panel, or stay on your sofa or in bed and use the remote control.

Inventor Chilly 9000BTU Portable Air Conditioner | £249.99 (opens in new tab)

On castors, this air conditioner is easy to move around your home as you need to. It won’t hog a lot of space either as it’s just H70.3 x W35.5 x D34.5cm. It’s a quiet model with a maximum noise level of 52dB, and it comes with a remote control.

Pro Breeze 4-in-1 Portable Air Conditioner | £379.99 (opens in new tab)

You can cool your home down to 16ºC with this design. The louvres can be adjusted to direct the air flow, and there’s a choice of two fan speeds. The sleep mode gradually reduces the fan speed until it switches off to help you stay cool while keeping costs down.

Argo 9000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner | £269.00 (opens in new tab)

This design will cool spaces of up to 20 square metres. It has a sleep mode and a 24 hour timer, plus a three-speed fan. It’s on wheels for easy moving, but there’s not a remote control and you’ll need to operate it from the control panel.

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Sarah is a freelance journalist and editor writing for websites, national newspapers, and magazines. She’s spent most of her journalistic career specialising in homes – long enough to see fridges become smart, decorating fashions embrace both minimalism and maximalism, and interiors that blur the indoor/outdoor link become a must-have. She loves testing the latest home appliances, revealing the trends in furnishings and fittings for every room, and investigating the benefits, costs and practicalities of home improvement. It's no big surprise that she likes to put what she writes about into practice, and is a serial house revamper. For, Sarah reviews coffee machines and vacuum cleaners, taking them through their paces at home to give us an honest, real life review and comparison of every model.