Air conditioning units still in stock in the UK

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

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The UK's summer heatwave has seen sweltering 30 degree temperatures - and had us desperate to cool down.

While some have been frantically shopping for fans, portable devices, the ever popular Dyson fan, cooling bedding, paddling pools and ice cream makers, it seems we need to up the ante even further to help us stay cooler.

If you're anything like us, you may have been struggling to sleep in recent days, and are looking for an AC unit specifically for your bedroom to help you doze off. 

AC machines have seen a huge rise in sales and Google searches in the last week. 

We've rounded up the best air conditioning units to keep the heat at bay - so you don't have to stand in front of the freezer door any longer.

Shop our top air conditioning unit picks

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Our top pick: AEG ChillFlex Pro AXP34U338HW Air Conditioning Unit | £549 (Was £649)

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 the 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.

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Our top pick: Devola 10000 BTU Portable Air Conditioning Unit | £328.95

Devola 10000 BTU Portable Air Conditioning Unit
Devola 10000 BTU Portable Air Conditioning Unit

The Devola air conditioning unit is more than a triple threat, as it features a cooling, dehumidifying, heating and fan options.

It is a compact design, has an electronic control with a built-in timer, as well as sleep mode, so you won't wake up freezing cold in the middle of the night, or a hefty electric bill. It comes with a 1.5m duct and window kit, as well as castors to help you transport from room to room.  

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Our top pick: Rhino AC9000 Portable Air Conditioner & Dehumidifier | £309.98

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

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 3-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. 

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Our top pick: DELONGHI Pinguino PAC EM77 ECO Portable Air Conditioner | £399

DELONGHI Pinguino PAC EM77 ECO Portable Air Conditioner
DELONGHI Pinguino PAC EM77 ECO Portable Air Conditioner

DELONGHI Pinguino air conditioning unit is a compact, and 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 air flow rate of 400m³/h, and uses 800Watt power. It also has a 24-hour timer, and a remote control, so you can tailor it to your needs. 

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Our top pick: Portable Air Conditioner | £450

Portable Air Conditioner
Portable Air Conditioner

This sleek Portable Air Conditioner 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, as well as a 24-hour timer so you can programme it to suit your schedule. 

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Our top pick: Challenge 5K Air Conditioning Unit | £299.99 

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. 

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. 

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Our top pick: Goodhome Takoma Mobile Air Conditioner | £269.99

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. 

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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