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Beat the heat: Affordable alternatives to air-con units to keep you cool

By The Shopping Team - 28 Feb 2023

Beat the heat: Affordable alternatives to air-con units to keep you cool

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As temperatures are set to rise, many households anticipate restless and sweaty nights ahead. Unfortunately, for some, the option to switch on an air conditioning unit at home may not be feasible due to the increase in electricity bills. However, more affordable alternatives can keep you cool during scorching days. 

Depending on your budget, you can opt for a fan or portable air conditioner, which simply requires a power socket. Some of these devices can even purify the air, removing allergens and harmful bacteria from the atmosphere. Don't delay in finding a suitable solution, as these items will likely sell out quickly. 

Check out our suggestions below for some ideas.




Dyson Purifier Cool Air Purifier

Dyson’s 2-in-1 air purifier and air cooler is an investment for your home that will improve your health and keep you cool at the same time. It captures dust, allergens, and up to 99.9% of viruses, including Covid-19. The Dyson Purifier Cool will also detect and destroy formaldehyde in the air.

Read our full review here.

Buy it now for S$999 (U.P. S$1109)


EuropAce Tower Fan, 60W

Cool yourself down with one of the three-speed settings on this EuropAce Tower Fan. Powered by a 60W motor, it comes with a convenient remote control, features stronger airflow and covers a bigger surface area, thanks to its larger airflow outlet and 46-inch height.

Buy it now for S$99.90 (U.P. S$159.90) 


Xiaomi Mi Smart Standing Fan 2

This ultra-wide fan by Xiaomi has 140-degree oscillation and 39-degree tilt. There are two layers of blades, with 7 on one and 5 on the other, to provide a more natural breeze that you can feel up to 14 meters away. Connect your smart device via the Mi Home App and select one of the 100 speed levels. 

Buy it now for S$109


Mistral High-Velocity Fan, 7-inch

If you don't have much space or want something more mobile, this compact high-velocity fan form Mistral will do the trick. ​​It has three-speed settings and you can set it to auto-oscillating left and right for 60-degrees, or manual oscillation for up to 90-degrees, and down for 15-degrees. 

Buy it now for S$72.45 (U.P. S$99)


iFan Air Cooler

Be prepared for when the heat is unbearable with this large iFan Air Cooler. It can be controlled via either the touch panel or remote control, and is powered by an 80W motor. It can generate winds of up to 1432m3/hr and evaporate between 500ml to 750ml of water an hour. 

Buy it now for S$179 (U.P. S$239)


Cornell Air Cooler with Ice Packs

This Cornell air cooler is designed to cool a room in no time while sterilising the air. It has a large 8L tank that allows you to fill it up with ice water to make the breeze extra cold, with a variety of modes to choose from, ranging from Low, Mid and High, to Natural Sleep or Normal Wind mode. Comes with 2 reusable ice packs.

Buy it now for S$159 (U.P. S$549.00)


Coolzy Pro Close Comfort Personal Ductless Aircon

Reap the benefits of an air conditioning system without the hassle. There’s no need for ducting or pipes, water refills or drainage. It’s as simple as plugging it in and selecting the setting you want. You can easily move it between rooms as it features wheels on the bottom and weighs 15 kg.

Buy it now for S$549 (U.P. S$749)


Mistral Blade Free Fan with Air Purifier

Bladeless fans are much less likely to break, and are a more suitable and safer option if you have children and pets. This Mistral Fan has twelve-speed selections to choose from, and three adjustable angles at 30, 60, and 120 degrees. It also has a built-in ionizer HEPA H13 filter for air purification as it cools you down.

Buy it now for S$418.95 (U.P. S$599)


Editor's note and disclaimer: The deals are not an endorsement or recommendation of the product from the editorial team. Instead, the listed items present themselves as a good deal based on the novelty factor and how much of a discount it is being offered from standard retail pricing at the time of publishing. Please note that we are not responsible in any way if you're unable to secure the listed offer due to errors on our part or should the offers expire by the time you've checked them.

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