Skip to content
Due to the COVID19 restrictions in Victoria, the EnviroShop Northcote is closed and the EnviroShop Newstead is operating with some limitations. We are still open for web orders with increased delivery times expected. You can order for collection from Northcote if you are a trade customer or live within 5km of the store by using the 'Northcote Pick Up' option on the website or you can email us and we will call you next time someone is in the store. At this stage we are processing orders on Monday and Thursday mornings. You can email us at any time with general enquiries or for advice, we're checking emails from home. We can still quote on Sanden heat pump hot water systems and organise installations for urgent cases. Email us for a quote or call one of the plumbers below for urgent attention. (Please note they are not emergency plumbers, if it's the middle of the night look up your local emergency plumbing service) If you have service issues with a Sanden hot water system we recommend you call Craig Smith Plumbing on 0434 460 771. For general plumbing issues in Melbourne we recommend you call Off Grid Plumbing on 0488 454 543. We hope you all stay safe and well and look forward to seeing you all in person again as soon as possible.
Due to the COVID19 restrictions in Victoria, the EnviroShop Northcote is closed and the EnviroShop Newstead is operating with some limitations. We are still open for web orders with increased delivery times expected. You can order for collection from Northcote if you are a trade customer or live within 5km of the store by using the 'Northcote Pick Up' option on the website or you can email us and we will call you next time someone is in the store. At this stage we are processing orders on Monday and Thursday mornings. You can email us at any time with general enquiries or for advice, we're checking emails from home. We can still quote on Sanden heat pump hot water systems and organise installations for urgent cases. Email us for a quote or call one of the plumbers below for urgent attention. (Please note they are not emergency plumbers, if it's the middle of the night look up your local emergency plumbing service) If you have service issues with a Sanden hot water system we recommend you call Craig Smith Plumbing on 0434 460 771. For general plumbing issues in Melbourne we recommend you call Off Grid Plumbing on 0488 454 543. We hope you all stay safe and well and look forward to seeing you all in person again as soon as possible.

Close Comfort Personal Air Conditioner

$699.00

Close Comfort is a new type of portable air conditioner featuring revolutionary patented Australian technology. Simply plug it in, place it near you, raise the air deflectors and it will start cooling you down. There is also a remote control for convenient operation.

The COOL FOCUS model uses 300W, same as a few light bulbs, thanks to patented air delivery technology. creating a cool micro-climate around you prevents wastage of valuable energy that is spent cooling unoccupied spaces in the room. Our EASY FOCUS model is a simpler budget-priced model suitable for trades people and factory use.

Unlike normal room air conditioners, Close Comfort provides localised cooling. Close Comfort just cools the part of the room where you are sitting or sleeping. It works in all rooms, even outside in sheltered areas. It creates a comfortable micro-climate around you, and you’ll save 75% on air conditioning electricity costs!

 

 The Benefits of a Close Comfort Personal Portable Air Conditioner

  • Extremely energy-efficient – uses only 300 Watts and saves 75% electricity, no electricity bill nightmares in summer
  • Portable – has four wheels to move it around easily throughout the day to supply cooling where you need it.
  • Provides instant cooling – no waiting for the room to get to an ideal temperature
  • Lightweight and compact – only weighs 17 kg and stands 55 cm tall
  • No household pollution – can be used with the windows open to let fresh air circulate
  • Can be used outdoors, in still conditions – a stream of cool air
  • No installation required – simply plug it in and enjoy an instant cooling effect
  • Blends in seamlessly – no unsightly pipes or drains that go out the window
  • No costly servicing – cheap and easy to maintain
  • Environmentally friendly – a sustainable, energy-efficient choice for a warming world
  • Quiet operation – ideal to cool you while sleeping
  • Offers the best of both – combines the portability of a pedestal fan with the cooling sensation of a fixed air conditioner
  • Does not dry out the air – the unit collects water vapour condensed from the air and recirculates it in the room

Ideal for renters

Close Comfort is designed to work in thermally poor houses with no insulation and lots of other issues. You can easily take it when you move, it doesn't require any security-compromising hoses out windows and it's very cheap to run.

Ideal for commercial use too.

In many cities, office buildings switch off their air conditioning systems at 5.30 pm to save energy costs. Workers who want to stay on and avoid congested traffic or crowded public transport can use Close Comfort to stay comfortable. Keeping the office air conditioning on after working hours usually costs around $100 per floor per hour! Close Comfort is a much cheaper and greener alternative.

Also great for workshops, warehouses etc where you can't effectively cool the whole space. Workers can have localised cooling for greater efficiency and happiness for minimal running costs. Check out the EASY FOCUS model for a simpler, cheaper option ideal for more industrial uses.

 

There are now TWO models of Close Comfort available

 

 COOL FOCUS

 

The Close Comfort COOL FOCUS. It’s like a fridge with a tiny fan inside.
So portable, so efficient. Just plug it in and go. No pipe or window kit necessary.

The Cool Focus Portable Air Conditioner cools people, not rooms.

Ideal for bedrooms, offices, sheds, garages, patios, caravans, tents, boats or wherever 240V power is available.

Works with batteries, solar with suitable inverter (not supplied), also small generators. Wherever you need direct cooling – it will keep you cool and comfortable!

Features
- Three speed operation – low, medium, and high.
- Easily portable at 17 kg with four wheels.
- Temperature control
- Remote control.
- Enhancer attachment included to control throw of air

- Functionality to switch between refrigerated air conditioner and a fan.
- No consumables required.
- Compatible with 220 – 240 Volts ~50 Hz.
- Uses just 300 Watts of electricity – at least 75% less than standard portable air con units.

 

EASY FOCUS

Lowest cost aircon solution.
So small, so portable. Just plug it in and go. No pipe or window kit necessary.

If just being cool wherever you are is the point and you don’t need the extra bells and whistles, then the EASY FOCUS unit is for you.

Needing no installation, you can take the EASY FOCUS unit wherever you’re going.

Works with batteries, solar with suitable inverter (not supplied), also small generators. Wherever you need direct cooling – it will keep you cool and comfortable!

Features
- Easily portable at 17 kg with four wheels.
- Functionality to switch between refrigerated air conditioner and a fan.
- No remote included nor ability to adjust speed or temperature – just open up and go.
- Functionality to switch between refrigerated air conditioner and a fan.
- No consumables required.
- Compatible with 220 – 240 Volts ~50 Hz.
- Uses just 320 Watts of electricity – at least 75% less than standard portable air con units.

 

How Does it Work and How is it different to a 'normal' air conditioner?

Unlike normal room air conditioners, Close Comfort provides localised cooling. Just like a bedside light provides localized illumination, Close Comfort cools just a small part of the room where you are sitting or sleeping. It works in all rooms, even outside in sheltered areas.

A 'normal' split system style air conditioner is heavily dependent on the thermal efficiency of your home. It pumps the heat to outside to cool the room, but if your home has gaps around doors and windows, single glazed windows and poor insulation (like most Australian homes) the heat will be coming straight back in, making your aircon work harder and costing you more.

Other portable air conditioners still try to cool the room, dumping the hot air out a window hose. That hot air has to be replaced from somewhere, so it is usually drawing in hot outside air from gaps in your house, making them very inefficient, much less so than a split system. They also tend to be noisy, heavy, bulky, awkward to move around and store when not in use and many are unreliable because of the higher power levels, cheap manufacturing and greater complexity required.


Where does the warm air go?

Close Comfort exhausts a gentle stream of warm air up to the ceiling where the heat dissipates without warming the room perceptibly. Due to higher energy efficiency the warm air produced is barely noticeable thus, does not require an inconvenient pipe out the window, like normal air conditioners.


What is the BTU rating, and what size of a room does it cool?

About 2500 BTU/hr in dry air and 3500 BTU/hr in high humidity. Normal air conditioners provide 12,000 – 24,000 BTU of cooling but require 4 – 8 times more electricity. Close Comfort works in any size of room as cooling is concentrated on the user.


How efficient is it?

The unit is rated at 850W of cooling capacity for 300W of energy use, resulting in a COP of around 2.8 While this is not as good as a high quality split system, it is extremely good for a portable unit. When you combine this with the localised cooling effect vs cooling an entire room, it works out to incredible efficiency.


When I step away from Close Comfort, or get out of the tent, it feels so hot in the room.

It does feel hot because you were used to the cool air from Close Comfort. You are noticing how effective Close Comfort can be.

Provided you feel comfortable most of the time, you can easily cope with the heat now and then. That’s better for you, a healthier alternative, because you don’t lose your natural ability to adapt to warmer temperatures in summer. If you live with air conditioning all the time, you lose that natural acclimatization ability and then you become dependent on air conditioning.


Can I adjust the temperature setting?

The COOL FOCUS has a remote control with automatic thermostat control. It automatically regulates the air temperature, maintaining the most comfortable air temperature for you in any environment. 

The EASY FOCUS has a fixed thermostat and fan speed. You can choose between air-conditioned or simple fan mode.


What cooling technology does Close Comfort use?

Close Comfort uses conventional compressor refrigeration, just like your refrigerator or freezer. It has a completely welded refrigeration circuit that will last as long as your (good quality) fridge or freezer.

Igloo Tent

The Igloo Tent is a highly recommended accessory for efficiently staying cool on hot nights, as well as keeping the biting bugs at bay. The Igloo is a mosquito-net style tent for your bed with the latest self-erecting tent technology for easy fitting. You will feel up to 12°C cooler and can relax in its spacious interior, and reduce your energy consumption even more.

It works by connecting the Close Comfort unit to the special vent at the end of the bed. Cooled air is gently blown in, displacing the warm, stale air through the fine netting. This helps maintain a pool of cool air over your bed, allowing a better night's sleep. Leave your bedroom window open for fresh air all night, reducing the build-up of high CO2 levels and stale dry air that can leave you feeling irritated in the morning.

Also ideal for those really filthy hot days, set it up in your lounge room and camp out inside with your tablet device and a stash of cool drinks for greater cooling and comfort.

Features

    • Large and spacious, fitting all double beds up to King size (210 x 210 cm)
    • Large entry panels and spacious interior
    • Detachable machine washable bottom panel
    • Quick to setup and pack away.
  • Reduces Close Comfort energy consumption to as little as 170 Watts (average)

Just like a bedside light provides localized illumination, Close Comfort cools just a small part of the room where you are sitting or sleeping.


IMPORTANT NOTES FOR SHIPPING :

    • BECAUSE OF SIZE OF UNIT, STORE PICKUP PREFERRED. NORTHCOTE OR NEWSTEAD (NEAR CASTLEMAINE)
    • DELIVERY CHARGES WILL VARY DEPENDING ON LOCATION, OUR WEBSITE CANNNOT CALCULATE THIS ACCURATELY, WE WILL CALL YOU TO ARRANGE EXTRA PAYMENT IF NECESSARY. CALL US BEFORE PURCHASE FOR A QUOTE.
    • WE SHIP TO VICTORIA ONLY, CALL US FOR INTERSTATE ENQUIRIES