GMC’s P12RT portable air conditioner - By Megan Kelly

Keeping Cool this Summer with GMC’s Portable Aircon

In the past, I have joked that we have considered leaving the country because of the heat. Darren and I just can’t handle summer anymore and with the current drought, a portable swimming pool is not an option. So, when GMC contacted us about reviewing their portable aircon, I jumped to the opportunity of doing so and couldn’t wait to see (or rather, feel) how it improved our general living space, where you can usually find our family at work and play.

GMC’s P12RT is a portable air conditioner that is easy to use and has both heating and cooling options. Much to my liking, it offers a plug and play solution so that you don’t require any professionals to install the unit – in fact, it’s so easy to install that even I am able to set it up, without the help of my handy-husband!

The aircon unit features a large LCD display for easy temperature reading, with soft-touch keypads to set the temperature and activate the cooling or heating system. It also has a 24-hour timer, clock, and onboard memory which can store and adjust to your preferred temperature settings, throughout the day.

Before receiving our GMC aircon, we already had one that seemed ineffective in our large living area, so we ended up only using it in our bedroom because the area is smaller, and the aircon is such a schlep to move. GMC changed my perception with their P12RT portable air conditioner which is not only more affordable than my previous aircon but is more convenient to move around our house. Best of all, it manages to cool our entire living area (open-plan lounge, kitchen, and workspace).

Another significant difference that we noticed between the GMC P12RT and our previous aircon was that it is quiet enough for the kids to play and nap, while we work. A challenge that I kept having with our previous unit is that it was too loud and would often disrupt the environment. The GMC P12RT has a top-air discharge system which is quiet and powerful enough to allow for control of any medium to a large sized room. It also has an independent humidifier and self-evaporating system, featuring anti-bacterial technology that cleans the air as it cools or heats, making it a safer, more comfortable living environment for you and your family.

Overall, GMC’s portable aircon is like the 5th member to our family. In fact, I am pretty sure that my husband would run back into a burning building to rescue it – no jokes, he is a HUGE fan! It has not only made our living environment cooler, but it has allowed us to enjoy summer too!

Buy yours: You can get your GMC P12RT for R4 999, Available from their website and Takealot. They also include a 2-year warranty and free delivery within South Africa.

I am the creator behind By Megan Kelly, mom of two boys, named Axl (4-years old) and Eli (1-year old), and local business owner of Dr. Design. I live on copious amounts of coffee, spend my free time listening to podcasts while I garden or journal, and really enjoy baking fresh treats for my family. On the weekends, you’ll likely find me exploring our local city, looking for new family-friendly places for our kids, but that’s only if I am not already shouting at the soccer on TV. I support Tottenham and enjoy pretending to know what  I am doing in the Fantasy League, but really I am just in it for the laughs. I can be bribed with chocolate and will never admit to having too much makeup – although, I probably do.

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  • Sula
    Posted at 09:06h, 02 February

    Lucky you! With menopause mucking with my thermostat I’m even hot in winter

    • Megan Kelly
      Posted at 23:41h, 03 February

      Oh no! I can’t imagine what that must be like! My mom’s friend would often refer to it as, “visiting the Caribbean ALL.THE.TIME!”

  • Jacqueline Sands
    Posted at 19:20h, 15 January

    I like! Will definitely consider it. As a cake decorators I suffer in the heat and so does my edible art!

  • dhillondeeds
    Posted at 14:36h, 13 January

    They seems quite affordable.