GMC Airconditioning was established in 1995, support a small and proudly South African company. Buying local means building our economy, instead of supporting big companies that treat you like a number and not a person. We believe that local is lekker, which is why we’ve been a leading local air-conditioning company since ’95. We are absolutely passionate about high-quality products for exceptional value and after sales support.
We take pride in our products and customer care.
GMC Aircon is highly-rated online as one of South Africa’s best value-for-money companies, trusted by big brands and consumers alike. Don’t just take our word for it though, check out some of our reviews online.
Each state-of-the-art GMCP12RLC 12000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner :
- Is WIFI Control integrated using the ‘Smart Life’ App.
- Is Energy Rated ‘A’ by the department of Energy South Africa
- Creates a clean and comfortable environment with fresh, crisp air
- Can be moved and setup anywhere in your home via rolling casters
- Features a sophisticated design that suits any theme and decor
- Cools down and Heats any space of up to 28m2
- Is backed by a FULL 2-year guarantee (unlike most guarantees which are limited)
- Comes with uncompromised after-sales support
- Ensures 100% Satisfaction
- 24-hr Timer
- 3 Speed Fan
- 2 Year Warranty
- 4 in 1 – Cooling, Heating, Dehumidifying and Ventilating
- 12,000BTU – Cooling and Heating
- Applicable Room Area: Up to 28m2
- Dehumidifier – 31/L/Day Capacity
- Easy Sliding Window Connection kit
- Elegant modern design, with LED display
- Energy Efficient rated ‘A’ by the department of Energy South Africa
- High airflow
- High Efficiency
- LED display touch panel
- R290 Eco-Friendly Refrigerant
- Remote Control
- Rolling Casters for easy movement
- Sleep Mode
- Self-evaporative for energy saving and high efficiency
- Tank full indicator
- Washable Mesh Filters
- WIFI Enabled
4 IN 1 MULTIFUNCTIONAL： Your GMCP12RLC 12000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner contains four different functions and three fan speed settings. Cool – Cool the room to the set temperature. Heating – in heating mode, an air conditioner controls the room temperature according to the set temperature, keeping you warm in the winter months. Dehumidify – Reduce the humidity in the room (31Litres per 24Hours). Fan – Circulate the air in the room without cooling. A variety of functions to meet your various needs in the all seasons
24H TIMER & SLEEP MODE：The GMCP12RLC 12000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner has a built-in timer from 1 to 24hours, the fans can be turned off at the time you set it when you fall asleep or forget to turn it off. You can also turn on the air conditioner in advance through the timer function or use the WIFI Function remotely and and feel the cool air immediately when you get home.
AUTO WATER EVAPORATION: Stress-free auto evaporation in cooling mode，The bottom is equipped with a water storage tray, so there is no need to pour water frequently. Under normal use, it can be cleaned once a month. Please note that in heating or dehumidifying mode you will need to empty the tank or connect the drainage hose to empty the water to an outside area.
COMPLETE ACCESSORIES ：Includes exhaust hose, sliding window kits (Other Window Type Kits available for sale from GMC Aircon),round connector and remote control(with battery)， no extra tools are needed for assembly.
EASY TO CLEAN & EER RATED A :The rear filter can be easily removed for easy cleaning, ensuring that every breath is as fresh as ever.In addition, this air conditioner is rated ‘A’ by the Department of Energy of South Africa – making it as load shedding friendly as possible.
EASY TO INSTALL & PORTABLE： It features rolling wheels for easy portability，allowing you to move to the space where you need. It does not require any permanent installation, only the connection of the exhaust hose which can be vented outside. It can be used in many places where the installation of outdoor units of air conditioners is limited, such as temporary houses and garages.
ECO FRIENDLY: Using the R290 refrigerant which has been named as the preferred green gas refrigeration option by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) due to its high efficiency and energy savings alongside its environmentally friendly impact, with the highest safety level, green and environmental protection available.
WIFI. INTELLIGENT CONTROL PANEL & REMOTE CONTROL：User-friendly function settings, all functions can be completed through the top operation panel or remote control as well as using the WIFI through your smartphone to control your new portable aircon remotely.
GMCP12RLC 12000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Specifications:
- Air Circulation: 390m³/h
- Application Area: 25-28m²
- Body Size (mm): 440(W) x 335(L) x 665(H)
- Carton Size (mm): 475(W) x 380(L) x 884(H)
- Control Type: Remote Control/LED Panel
- Cooling Capacity (BTU): 12,000Btu (3520W)
- Dehumidify Capacity: 31L / Day
- EER for cooling: 2,61
- Gross Weight: 30kg
- Heating Capacity (BTU) 9500Btu(2780W)
- Net Weight: 26kg
- Noise: ≤65dB(A)
- Power Supply: 220-240V/50Hz
- Rated Current Amps (Cooling): 5.9A
- Rated Current Amps (Heating) 5.1A
- Rated Input W (Cooling): 1300W
- Rated Input W (Heating) 1118W
- Refrigerant/Charge: R290
- Warranty Type: Full 2 years
For the full specification sheet and more information please view the GMCP12RLC – 12000 BTU Portable Aircon – User Manual
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DOES THE GMCP12RLC – 12000 BTU PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER REQUIRE INSTALLATION?
As a general rule very, little installation is required with portable air conditioners. Like all other models of portable air conditioners, the unit does contain an exhaust hose which needs to be vented to an outside area as this removes warm air and moisture from the room.The most important part of the setup that you will need to complete is determining where to vent the exhaust hose. You will need to vent the exhaust hose through a window, wall, or into an attic to release warm air from the room.
Sliding window exhaust hose kits supplied allow quick and easy window venting without losing cool air to the outside.
Internationally and locally, all portable air conditioners come equipped with sliding window kits as a standard feature.
We recognize that windows vary in design and structure. That’s precisely why we’ve taken an innovative approach, investing extra effort to engineer a revolutionary window seal kit that caters perfectly to the diverse range of South African window types. This kit seamlessly adapts to various window styles, ensuring a tight and efficient seal that effectively retains the cool air while keeping the heat at bay and in winter keeping the cool out.
With a simple installation process, our window seal kit is readily accessible on all our online platforms, website and Takealot. If you’re unsure of the sizing or have any questions at all then please don’t hesitate to contact one of the GMC Aircon team who will be more than happy to help.
HOW CAN I VENTILATE MY GMCP12RLC 12000 BTU Portable AIR CONDITIONER THROUGH A PUSH-OUT WINDOW (NON-SLIDING)?
The existing window kits for all Portable Aircons on the market are designed to fit sliding windows. Here at GMC Aircon, we realized this is not always ideal for the South African market and we have locally designed and produced a fabric window seal kit to fit other window types.
This additional window seal kit is available for purchase on all of our online platforms.
Please ensure the sizing is correct for your window type before purchasing the additional kit. If you’re unsure of the sizing or have any questions at all then please don’t hesitate to contact one of the GMC Aircon team who will be more than happy to help.
IS THE GMCP12RLC 12000 BTU PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER AIRCON NOISY?
The noise level of portable air conditioners is an important consideration for many people. The medium sound level of portable air conditioners ranges from 52 dB to 57 dB. The average (54.6 dB) and the most common (56 dB) decibel ratings fall within this range. Unlike a split air conditioner, a portable air conditioner has everything in one casing. This means the compressor of the air conditioning, which is responsible for the noise, is built into the casing. As an example, a normal conversation has a decibel rating of between 50dB(A) and 65dB(A). A household fridge has a Decibel Rating of 55dB(A) and a vacuum cleaner has a decibel rating of 75dB(A)
The GMCP12RLC 12000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner has a decibel rating of ≤56dB(A)
HOW BIG IS THE GMCP12RLC PORTABLE AIRCON?
Your new GMCP12RLC 12000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner has the following dimensions. For some customers this may not be the ideal size for the area where the unit is being place. Please ensure you are happy with the size of the product before purchasing.
440mm(W) x 335mm(L) x 665mm(H)
IS THE GMCP12RLC a ‘SMART’ appliance?
Yes, using the ‘Smart Life’ App you are able to connect the GMCP12RLC 12000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner to a WIFI enabled device and control your new air conditioner remotely. Full instructions are included in the user manual.
HOW LARGE OF A PORTABLE AIRCON DOES MY ROOM REQUIRE?
Please ensure that the GMCP12RLC 12000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner is suitable for the coverage area you require. The ability of a portable air conditioner to cool is measured in BTUs, this refers to the amount of heat a unit can remove from the room. The greater the BTUs, the more cooling capacity the air conditioner has. You will need accurate measurements of your room in order to determine your BTU needs.
The GMCP12RLC 12000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner is suitable for an area of approximately 25-28m² max. However, a general rule of thumb is 500-600btu/m . If you are not sure of your area, contact one of the GMC Airconditioning team for further technical assistance.
Other factors that can affect the BTUs that your room needs include the insulation, direct sunlight, number of people normally in the room, how hot the room is without air conditioning, and other sources of heat in the room.
WHAT IF MY EXHAUST HOSE ISN’T LONG ENOUGH?
The size of the exhaust supplied with all portable air conditioners on the market is 1.5M as this is the industry standard to ensure optimum performance of the aircon. Adding extra length to your exhaust hose has potential to damage your Portable AC unit and void the manufacturer’s warranty.
A longer exhaust hose can lead to dangerous overheating of the air conditioning unit; therefore, it is not advised to lengthen the exhaust hose. If you’re ever in doubt please feel free to give one of the GMC team a call and we’ll be more than happy to help with any questions you may have.
CAN THE GMCP12RLC PORTABLE AC COOL MORE THAN ONE ROOM?
Portable AC units do not circulate air beyond the immediate area; therefore, they are not normally effective for cooling more than one room. In general, Portable Aircons are recommended for cooling a single room at a time. Please ensure the GMCP12RLC 12000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner matches the room size you are trying to cool. It has the ability to cool down or heat up any space of up to 28m2.
Your new GMCP12RLC 12000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner does include castor wheels on the base which allow for easy movement from room to room – We also offer spare window kits for sale which you can setup in additional rooms which will allow for easy movement of your portable aircon allowing you to cool separate rooms at ease.
HOW MANY HOSES DOES THE PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER HAVE?
The GMCP12RLC 12000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner is a single hose unit. A single hose portable air conditioner will have one hose that it used to vent the exhaust outside of the room that is being cooled. The unit removed warm air and moisture from the room and vents the warm air away through the exhaust hose. A slight amount of negative pressure is created using this type of Aircon unit due to the air that is released from the room and not replaced. This will be countered by air being drawn in from surrounding rooms.
DOES THE GMCP12RLC 12000 BTU PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER HAVE A ‘HEATING’ FUNCTION?
Yes, the GMCP12RLC 12000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner does have a heating mode which can be used for those chilly days or nights. Please note though when using any portable aircon in ‘Heat Mode’ it will require you to drain the water tank. If you are in a wet or humid area this can be required fairly often. There is an option to connect a drainage hose (Supplied) to the AC and then drain continuously to an outside area.
As an explanation this is how the heating function in your new portable AC will work. In addition to removing heat/cold from the indoor air, air conditioners also serve a second function – removing moisture from the air as it passes through the evaporator coil. When warm air is moved over the evaporator coils and the refrigerant liquid inside evaporates, the surrounding air cools.
As this air cools, moisture from the air will condense on the outside of the evaporator coils. To get rid of this moisture, air conditioning equipment contains drain ports that allows the collected water inside the unit to be drained. The water runs down the evaporator coil to a drip pan that temporarily contains the water until it can be drained out.
A float switch, also known as a condensate overflow switch, serves to prevent this pan from overflowing until the AC can be drained out. The switch is activated when the level of the water in the pan comes above a certain point, causing the switch mechanism/float to rise.
When this happens, the switch will then send a message to the AC unit , and it will shut off, stopping the phase conversion and creation of condensation. At this point, the water must be drained out via the rubber plug, situated at the rear of the unit, at the very bottom or you can connect the drainage hose to this area for continuous drainage.
IS THE GMCP12RLC 12000 BTU PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER ECO FRIENDLY?
Here at GMC Aircon, we believe in innovation and preservation, our products use the latest in eco-friendly advancements such as R290 refrigerant.
R290 is pure and eco-friendly, and has been named as the preferred green gas refrigeration option by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) due to its high efficiency and energy savings alongside its environmentally friendly impact.
I STILL NEED HELP!
If you need additional assistance with your HVAC questions or need help with your GMCP12RLC – 12,000 BTU Portable Air conditioner, please contact GMC Aircon today. Our professional technicians can help you with choosing the right cooling solutions for your situation, questions on installation, or any other trouble you may be having.