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InstaChill is a lightweight, portable air-conditioning device that's meant to cool a room that's up to 161 square feet in size. While this device won't be small enough to fit on a bedside table or desk, each one is about the same height as a small child and is fairly slim. Each one has also been designed so that users can slide it gently across the floor when moving it from room to room. To condition the air, this device will aim to use the cooling power of the water that you'll add to its 10-quart tank.
The cost of InstaChill is $199.96 plus $19.99 shipping, for a total price of $219.95.
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After making sure that your InstaChill is resting on a flat surface (the floor is best), open the panel on the back and fill its tank with 10 quarts of cold water. It doesn't matter where you get this water from, as long as it's clean and cold.
Next, pop the back panel back into place and use the power button on the top of your device to turn it on. Alternatively, you can also use the included remote control to do this. Once you've turned your device on, it should begin to cool down the area you're in within just a couple of seconds. You can even shift between three different levels of cooling by using your remote control or the panel on top of your device.
By looking at the gauge located near the base of your cooling unit, you'll be able to tell how much water is left inside its tank. The water you've added should last for at least a few hours, and then you can refill it when you've noticed that it's been used up. If you're done with your device for a while, you might choose to turn it off by using the power button, though, even if there's still water left inside the tank.
After you add the necessary amount of water to your cooling device's tank, that water will coat the three cooling (and moisturizing) pads inside. When you turn your device on, it'll begin to suck in hot, dry air from the environment immediately around you, and this will pass through the cooling pads, coming in contact with the water. As this occurs, the pads will absorb the heat from the air while allowing any moisture to evaporate out of the InstaChill device and into the air. Consequently, your InstaChill will emit cool, humidified air into the area surrounding you, replacing the hot, dry air that was previously there.
Each InstaChill device comes with a small remote control that will enable you to operate the chilling tool from your bed or another piece of furniture that it's sitting next to. However, you'll need to keep in mind that the remote won't work from a distance any further than a few feet away from the device.
If you don't want to sit or stand directly in front of your cooling unit, but still want to experience its benefits, you can use the oscillation function. By turning on this function via the panel on top of your device or your remote control, you'll cause the device's fan to oscillate back and forth, blowing cool air further within the same room.
Regardless of where you use your InstaChill, it'll be able to cool your immediate environment by up to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, which will provide significant relief on a hot summer day or night.
Each device comes with a filter that you'll need to remove and clean at least occasionally if you want the device to continue working efficiently. Fortunately, InstaChill filters are all reusable after they've been washed, so you may be able to continue using the same one throughout your device's lifetime. You should always turn your chilling unit off and unplug it before removing the filter, and wash the filter with only water, unless your instruction manual specifies that you can use another substance.
Once your unit has sucked hot, dry air into its tank, the water within the tank will literally clean that air. As a result, the air released back into the atmosphere by the device will higher-quality air than the air that was sucked in. Therefore, you may be able to breathe better than you did before you started using your InstaChill, which may help you sleep if you're using the unit in your bedroom.
While the InstaChill cooling device isn't tiny, each one is smaller than a lot of air-conditioning units that users can place on the floor or mount onto a wall. As mentioned, this device will slide around on its base, and most users will also be able to carry it up a set of stairs without great difficulty. While it may not fit into extremely small cars, you'll be able to fit it into a medium or large-sized vehicle if you want to transport yours away from your home.
If you're just desiring a bit of a breeze but don't need to be a whole lot cooler, you'll have the option of using this device for a fan instead of an air conditioner. When you use it as a fan, you'll simply need to turn it on and let it blow out breezy air, without filling its tank with water first.
It's stated that an InstaChill will cool an area that's up to 161 square feet in size, but many rooms (including bedrooms) are larger than that. That means your device may only cool half or even a quarter of a particular room, as opposed to the entire thing. This may come in handy if only some people in a certain room are too hot, but if everyone in the room wants to be chilled, it'll be a disadvantage.
Although this type of cooling device doesn't use a whole lot of electricity in comparison to larger air-conditioning units, you'll still need to use some to run it. Unfortunately, operating an InstaChill device with batteries is not an option. That means you'll only be able to use your cooling unit in areas where you have access to an available electrical outlet.
To maximize the cooling benefits that you can get from this device, leave a window or door slightly open in the room you're using it in. This will allow the device to constantly pull in new air instead of just circulating the same air through the room over and over again. You should not leave any door or window open extremely far, though, as your cooling unit will become less efficient as it attempts to cool the area outside your room, too.
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