Great Value Portable Coolers For Every Room In The House

February 29, 2024 – 3 min read

Spiking temperatures got you hot, sticky and over it? For beating the heat at home, there are a myriad of cooling solutions; but to chill on a budget, you can’t go past portable coolers. At The Good Guys, we’ve got you covered with energy-efficient, go-anywhere fans, purifying evaporative coolers and portable air conditioners to keep you and your wallet comfortable on those summer scorchers. From knowing what to look for, to the biggest trends and new technology – like coolers that clean the air, too – we’ve got you covered.

Time to buy? Here’s everything you need to know about the best value portable coolers to buy.

A Dimplex fan sits on a desk in a bright and airy room.

Are Cheap Portable Coolers Good?

They’re great – especially if you don’t have access to an air conditioner. Even if you do, coupling an air conditioner with a budget-friendly fan is a fantastic way to circulate icy air and boost energy efficiency for bill-time savings. Plus, there are budget and mid-range portable coolers that boast the latest technology, so you get more for your money.

“Even the most affordable fans and coolers in our range offer handy features like remote-controlled cooling, automatic timers, high speed settings and sleek designs,” says Scott Bazley, The Good Guys Buyer – Seasonal.

Who Makes The Best Cheap Portable Fans?

Whether you’re after a pedestal fan, tower fan, floor fan or even desk fan, there are budget-savvy options to help you cool off in any room of the house. Look to brands like De'Longhi, EWT, and Dimplex for price tags that won’t have you sweating.

“Narrow tower fans are space-savers in small bedrooms and even budget models come with remotes, so you can flick them off and on without dragging yourself out of bed,” says Scott.

“And you just can’t beat a classic pedestal fan. Look for one that oscillates and is height adjustable – you can get both in a budget model – and you’ve got yourself an affordable, versatile, go-anywhere cooling solution.”

Product image of the EWT 40cm Pedestal Fan
“Narrow tower fans are space-savers in small bedrooms and even budget models come with remotes, so you can flick them off and on without dragging yourself out of bed.”

Who Makes The Best Cheap Evaporative Coolers?

Using moisture and a built-in fan to cool and refresh warm, dry air, a portable evaporative cooler is a terrific option if you struggle with dry skin and sinuses on hot days. Brands like De'Longhi and Insta Chill offer great value prices.

Arctic Air can’t be beaten on price, especially if you’re looking for a big-time cooler for a spacious room. The Pure Chill evaporative cooler can last 10 hours on a single fill, making it ideal for use in bedrooms, living rooms, offices, and more.

De'Longhi has you covered with mid-range models that look a million bucks while flaunting next-gen features. Ionizer technology and dust filters clean the air while cooling it, and Silent Sleep mode is whisper quiet – a godsend on sticky nights! 

For a clever cooler, Insta Chill has a programmable timer that lets you schedule operation in 9-12 hour increments. Plus, with adjustable 3 speed settings, you can customise the airflow to suit your needs.

Close up of the grill of a portable air conditioner in the living room

Who Makes The Best Cheap Portable Air Conditioners?

Longing for an air conditioner in your boiling rental? Go portable! You’ll be cool all summer and can take it when you move. Olimpia Splendid, Dimplex and De'Longhi are your budget-friendly go-to’s for the best portable air conditioner.

“All three of these leading brands have packed features into their portable air conditioners that make them great value buys for countless summers of cooling,” says Scott. “They’ve got dehumidifying functions to suck the moisture out of the air on those swampy, hot days and timer functions so you can schedule them to power down at bedtime.”

Product image of the Dimplex 3.2kW Multidirectional Portable Air Conditioner w/Dehumidifier

Where Can I Buy A Cheap Portable Cooler?

At The Good Guys, of course! You’ll always get the best value on the latest cheap cooling appliances at The Good Guys. That’s because we have plenty of options and discounts to help you Pay Less Every day. Check out our clearance bargains page for hefty savings on household essentials.
Let us help ease your cost of living! Head in-store or online to find the biggest brands of portable coolers at the best prices.  

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