Selection of User Reviews (unsolicited)
2-Jan-2018: Penny told us: "This invention is absolutely fabulous. I live in a large rented house and the landlord won't allow me to install an air conditioner. It's so helpful for me."
7-Jan-2018: Ryan Wakeling (on Facebook) wrote "Final verdict is 4 out of 5 stars. There is room for improvement and I predict future updated models will reach those goals. Would I recommend? Absolutely. I would say 5 out of 5 when used with the tent. I can’t recommend it enough when used with the tent."
Read these product reviews, testimonials and what the media have written about us recently.
5 stars: "Well Executed: very nice to have a low energy cost aircon for the summer, plenty of piece of mind knowing you can turn it on and not spend bucket loads."
Channel 9 Today Show with Trevor Long
(Due to copyright restrictions we are unable to screen the video: we prepared this transcript of Trevor's remarks about Close Comfort.)
October 16. Trevor regularly appears on the Channel 9 Today Show Technology Talk segment.
Health Professional Radio (October 23)
James talked about some of the health benefits from using Close Comfort.
Alex Zharov-Reutt on ITWire.com
Alex has written a long article about Close Comfort based on the interview. James also talked about how Close Comfort could greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help reduce climate change.
An audio interview with James Trevelyan on October 23.
Herald-Sun Newspaper Melbourne
Page 6, October 22
"More than half of households are worried their power bills will skyrocket the summer, with data showing younger people are feeling the pinch most. A survey shows a whopping 53% of Victorians expect their bills to rise by more than 20% over the summer. The figure reflected the trend nationwide – South Australians were most concerned about rising costs…." The article explains how Close Comfort could be the solution so many people are looking for to reduce their power bills while still remaining comfortable through the heat of summer.
ITWire.com, October 16, 2017
December 15, 2017
Leigh makes one comment that needs correction: "If what you’re after is a cooler room ... you may be better off going with a proper portable air conditioner with an air vent attached."
Actually, a single pipe portable air conditioner will hardly cool a room at all, and may even make it more humid inside. The pipe causes warm and humid air to be drawn into the room from outside.
Like Leigh, many people think the hose gets the warm air out of the room. It does. But the partial vacuum it creates makes warm and humid air come back into the room, cancelling the cooling effect.
If you need the whole room to be cooled, a conventional split air conditioner does that well, but you need to pay the installation cost and the electricity bills that come later. Cooling the whole room can be costly with Australian homes where insulation standards are low. And you have to keep the doors and windows closed.
By Matthew Dunn, 7th January 2017
Matthew has highlighted Close Comfort's effectiveness, though he thought Close Comfort would cool a room full of people.
It's a personal air conditioner - next time if you want to do that, please use a large (and expensive) split AC, Matthew. Four people in a room will generate more heat than Close Comfort does. And remember to keep the window open.