Now that we have that settled, we can get on with our picks for the best portable air conditioners. We separated our picks by application, so scroll down and be sure to let us know whether you agree or disagree with our picks in the comments below.
10 Best portable air conditioners to Buy This Year
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1. BLACK+DECKER 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control, White
- QUIET & POWERFUL – Our 4,000 BTU (8,000 BTU ASHRAE) compact air conditioner (16.5 x 11.5 x 26 in,) will keep you cool and comfortable all summer. An adjustable fan speed cools the air to 65°F at the coolest setting. Sleep mode makes it extra quiet while you rest
- PERFECT FOR SMALL ROOMS – This floor-standing portable AC unit provides steady, fast, effective cooling for rooms up to 150 sq. ft. It’s the ideal small air conditioner for dorms, apartments, cabins, campers, offices, bedrooms, or living rooms
- SIMPLE & QUICK TO INSTALL – Just wheel this portable air conditioner into any room with a double hung or sliding window. Attach the included hose (4’ 11”) & window adapter, & plug it in to an outlet! At the end of the season, just unhook & store. Top mounted control panel with LED display
- EASY TO USE & CLEAN – The simple remote control & top-mounted LED display with 24-hour timer allow you to precisely control the air temperature. To clean the filter, just slide it out twice a month, rinse it thoroughly under running water, & put it back
- 3-in-1 FUNCTIONALITY – Combines 3 energy efficient functions for all of your cooling & ventilation needs with cool, fan, & dehumidifying modes all in one machine. Bucket-less, self-evaporating operation makes your living space cool, clean and dry
- Cools a room approximately 15′ x 20′
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2. Breezewell Portable Air Conditioner, Rechargeable Evaporative Air Cooler w/3 Speeds, 70° Wide Rotation, USB Battery, 7 Colorful Lights, Camping Air Conditioner Mini Powered Humidifier for Office Room
- ❆【4-in-1 Functional Mini Air Conditioner】If you try a functional and small personal air conditioner, it means that you don’t need to calculate the cost of running the ac. You can feel the coolness of nature. As a fan/cooling fan/misting fan/night light in one unit, this small air cooler directs the breeze right where you need it!
- ❆【25oz Weight for Easy Carry 】It has a very compact size: 5*5*8 inches. You can put this small cooling fan on your bedroom or office, or nightstand, or take it on a camping or any room. It weighs about one bottle of water(25oz) so you can carry it out easily and effortlessly.
- ❆【1 Quick Charge→ 4H Continuous Use】Built in a 4000Mah Li-ion battery with this small and portable evaporative air cooler. A full charge can be used for 4 hours at the highest wind speed. You don’t have to worry about the cooler not working when walking down the street.
- ❆【 43 dB Low Noise& 7 Colorful Light】 With its ultra-quiet operation and 60-second auto-off display, this is an excellent small space cooler that can be used in your bedroom, office, car. Plus, it is also equipped with 7 kinds of colorful atmosphere night lights. You can exchange the color light you want to Improve the high quality of your life.
- ❆【Fill Water for MAX Cooling & Humidification】Add ice cubes and water to the 7.68 oz water tank to prevent the constant wind from making you feel dry and to bring you more chill than normal. The mini air conditioner can bring you continuous cooling wind and humidification for 3 hours after filling with water. And the lid of the tank is large enough for you to clean the tank for easy maintenance.
- ❆【70° Wide Rotation】 Different from other small cooling fans that just swing the vent, this mini air cooler is featured with 70° wide rotation, the smooth body rotating air supply making the cold wind spread wider, which can up to 33 square feet.
- ❆【 USB Rechargeable Cooler for Outdoor/Indoor Use】This mini air conditioner portable can be used in combination with adapters, mobile power supplies, computers, car chargers, etc. So even if you are outside, like travel or camping, or picnic, you can enjoy the cooling when you feel hot. Get a convenient and portable evaporative small cooler aside from you, cool anywhere, anytime!
- ❆【Simple Control Pad Easy to Use】Easy-to-understand 3 control buttons, press the small air conditioner speed switch to adjust the three wind speeds, and the spray will be released after adding water. The battery indicator indicates the remaining power, and the rechargeable indicator indicates the charging status, so you can clearly know the battery usage.
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3. Whynter ARC-14S 14,000 BTU (9,500 BTU SACC) Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner, Dehumidifier, Fan with Activated Carbon Filter plus Storage bag for Rooms up to 500 sq ft, Platinum And Black
- AWARD-WINNING: Good Housekeeping’s 2022 “BEST OVERALL PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER Provides powerful cooling over large areas”
- POWERFUL & QUIET: 14,000 BTU (ASHRAE) / 9,500 BTU (SACC) cooling capacity; Noise level (dBA): <56
- ADVANCED SELF-EVAPORATION: Dual hose operation; Cools up to a 500 square foot space (ambient temperature and humidity may influence optimum performance); Patented auto drain function fully exhausts all condensate automatically in most environments; Dehumidifying capacity: 71 pints per day; Air Flow (at high speed): 430 m3/h / 253 CFM; 3 fan speeds
- MULTI-FUNCTIONAL & ENERGY SAVING: Three operational modes: Cool, Dehumidify, and Fan; Full thermostatic control (61°F – 89°F); Maximum power consumption: 1300 W / 11.6 A; Power supply: 115 V / 60Hz / 1 Phase; Eco-friendly CFC free Green R-32 refrigerant
- EASY TO SETUP & PORTABLE: Extendable exhaust hose (up to 60″) 5.9″” diameter; Window kit dimension: 6.5″ W x 20″ L (minimum), 46″ (maximum); Unit dimensions: 19″ W x 16″ D x 35.5″ H; Activated carbon air filter and washable pre-filter
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|Color||Platinum and Black|
4. BLACK+DECKER 10,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control, White
- QUIET & POWERFUL – Our 6,000 BTU SACC/CEC (10,000 BTU ASHRAE) compact air conditioner (17.32 x 13.2 x 27.2 inches and 54.8 lbs) will keep you cool and comfortable all summer. An adjustable fan speed, with up and down auto air swing, cools the air to 61 degrees Fahrenheit at the coolest setting. Sleep mode makes it extra quiet while you rest, 52dB on highest setting.
- PERFECT FOR SMALL ROOMS – This floor-standing portable AC unit provides steady, fast, effective cooling for rooms up to 250 sq. ft. It’s the ideal small air conditioner for dorms, apartments, cabins, campers, offices, bedrooms, or living rooms.
- SIMPLE & QUICK TO INSTALL – Just roll this portable air conditioner with 4 wheels into any room with a double hung or sliding window. Attach the included hose (4’ 11” long) & window adapter, & plug it in to an outlet using the 70.8 inch long power cord. When not in use, just unhook & store. Window kit includes foam seal, slider bracket, 5.9 inch diameter air exhaust hose, hose inlet and outlet, 2 locking screws and drain hose.
- EASY TO USE & CLEAN – The LCD full function remote control & top-mounted muted white LED display with 24-hour timer allow you to precisely control the air temperature. To clean the filter, just slide it out twice a month, rinse it thoroughly under running water, & put it back.
- 3-in-1 FUNCTIONALITY – Combines 3 energy efficient functions for all of your cooling & ventilation needs with cool, fan, & dehumidifying (60 pints per 24 hours) modes all in one machine. Bucket-less, self-evaporating operation makes your living space cool, clean and dry. Contains 7.9 oz. of R32 refrigerant, which has zero impact on the ozone layer and improves energy efficiency.
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5. ZAFRO Air Conditioner, 8,500 BTU Portable Air Conditioner/Portable AC with 3-in-1 Function, 250 Sq.Ft, Digital Display & Remote Control & 24 Hour Timer and Wheels for Easy Mobility for Home Office
- 【3-In-1 FUNCTIONALITY】ZAFRO air conditioner combines three energy-saving functions with COOL, DRY and FUN modes to meet all your refrigeration and ventilation needs. You can not only get the refrigeration effect of portable air conditioner, but also help reduce humidity and act as a purifier. It can release fresh air and collect moisture, providing you with a healthy and comfortable environment.
- 【8,000 BTU COOLING POWER】ZAFRO 8,500 BTU compact air conditioner (13.39 x 11.81 x 27.32 inches) is suitable for any corner and provides stable, fast and effective cooling for rooms up to 250 square feet. Sleep mode allows you to be extra quiet during rest. The portable ac is ideal for dormitories, apartments, campers, offices, living rooms or bedroom.
- 【EFFORTLESS OPERATION】Enjoy the simplicity and comfort of digital controls. The portable AC features an easy-to-read LED display and includes a compact remote control to easily set the time, temperature, and mode, from across the room. Its 24-hour adjustable timer can cool a room to a temperature between 62°F-86°F and has 3 modes to choose.
- 【WASHABLE AIR FILTER】The portable ac unit has a removable and washable double-layer filter to protect you and your family from dust, pet dander and hair. We highly recommend you clean the air filter every two week of operation to get the best performance. Regular cleaning and maintenance will ensure its conditioning efficiency and help prevent air quality problems.
- 【EASY TO INSTALL & MOVE】Just roll this portable air conditioner with wheels into any room with a double hung or sliding window. Attach the included hose & window adapter, plug it into an outlet. Move the free standing air conditioner from room-to-room with four easy mobility caster wheels. Perfect for single room cooling including bedroom, apartment, college dorm room, garage and more.
- 【Sleep Mode & Low Noise】The output of our portable air conditioner with quiet 54dB in low-speed mode ensures no interference at night. And the sleep mode of our portable air conditioner allows you to be extra quiet during rest.
- 【Eco-Friendly & Energy Saving】The Evaporative coolers of our portable ac features no Freon and harmful refrigerants, and do not use compressors like traditional air conditioners, it can save energy, reduce electricity charges, protect the environment and reduce pollution. It is very suitable for our low-carbon lifestyle.
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6. SereneLife SLPAC8 Portable Air Conditioner Compact Home AC Cooling Unit with Built-in Dehumidifier & Fan Modes, Quiet Operation, Includes Window Mount Kit, 8,000 BTU, White
- HANDY AND PORTABLE: The SereneLife Portable Air Conditioner System features a lightweight, handy, sleek body design intended to be used in the bedroom, living room or garage at home or office. It features rolling wheels for easy portability
- 3 OPERATING MODES: The compact floor AC indoor cooler conditioning unit features a simple electric plug in operation and has 3 modes – cooling, dehumidifier and fan. Also features automatic swing mode w/ moving wind vent for maximum air circulation
- BUILT-IN DEHUMIDIFIER: you don’t only get the cooling effect of the portable AC but also helps reduce humidity levels, a huge financial and space saving!
- REMOTE CONTROL: Features a digital touch button control panel which includes the power, mode, timer, temperature and fan speed settings. Other functions such as unit selector (°C/°F), sleep key can be adjusted using the included remote control
- 8000 BTU COOLING POWER: with 900W rated power and 8000 BTU (ASHRAE) / 4,000 BTU (SACC) cooling power, the cold air can cover a room of up to 215+ sq. Ft. ! air flow is rated at 290 M3/hr. , moisture removal/dehumidifier at 1. 2 liters/hr. W/ an operating noise level of only 55-57 dB
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7. Portable Air Conditioners, AirOrig Portable Air Conditioner 8000 BTU with Cooling, Fan, Dehumidifier Mode for Room up to 350 Sq Ft, Functional Portable AC with Window Kit, Child Lock, Sleep Mode, etc.
- 【POWERFUL PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER】Our 8,000 BTU portable air conditioner can cool a small and medium-sized room up to 350 Sq Ft. The range of its cooling temperature is 61℉/ 16℃ – 90℉/ 32℃ (Fahrenheit and Celsius can be switched freely). This portable ac unit is applied to living room, study, bedroom, storeroom, garage and so on, helping you get through the hot summer with ease.
- 【3-IN-1 MODES】Not only features cooling mode, this portable ac air conditioner also features dehumidifier mode and fan mode. The dehumidifier mode reduces moisture, making your room comfortable. You can also switch to the fan mode which features two kinds of fan speed. The 3-in-1 modes can meet your different daily needs.
- 【EASY MOBILITY & INSTALLATION】 The size of this room air conditioner is 27.6 x 11.8 x 11.8 inches and will not occupy too much space. Combined with its 4 universal wheels and 2 side design handle, you can easily move it to a different room with windows. Besides, the package of this room ac unit also includes window kits, window kit adapter, exhaust hose, hose connector and user manual. The installation is easy and effortless under the guidance of user manual.
- 【USER-FRIENDLY DESIGN】The ac portable air conditioner features clear LED digital display and operation panel as well as remote to achieve easy use and control. In addition, this indoor portable air conditioner runs in a low noise (≤54 dB) that will not influence your daily activity. It also features 24h timer so that you can set its running time, combined with the sleep mode, it will let you enjoy a comfortable and restful sleeping time. And the child lock can help to avoid an accidental injury.
- 【CONVENIENCE & ENERGY SAVING】Our standing air conditioner will automatically restart in the event of power outage. And will automatically defrost when this floor air conditioner is at low ambient temperature. The built-in self-evaporate system can improve its cooling efficiency. The EER of our portable air conditioner is Class A that is benefit to saving energy.
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8. Portable Air Conditioner, AOLOS 8in Rechargeable Small Evaporative Air Cooler, 90°Auto Oscillation, 7 Color Vibe Lights, 4000mAh Battery Powered Humidifier, Mini Air Conditioner for Camping, Car
- ☆[ 8 oz Water Tank for Extra Cooling ] Add in icy water freely, 8 oz upper water tank and layered evaporative cooling pad enable this portable air cooler fan to blow an AC level cold wind ! Outperformed most of the regular fan on the market when cooling down, just sit back and enjoy yourself with this cool breeze.
- ☆[ A Summertime Must Have. ] This 3 in 1 portable air cooler is designed for this summer! Portable yet powerful! With the evaporation of icy water, this evaporative air cooler will lower the temperature significantly, not to mention another main function of this air cooler-humidifying, cool summer is easy.
- ☆[ Colorful 7 Vibe Lights In ] 7 different vibe lights are paired in this mini ac, colors will be changing automatically or manually in orders as rainbow, gives you endless fun and be of another cute things to add in your lovely home decor, a real cool vibe creater!
- ☆[ Auto 90°↔ Rotate & 25°↕ Pivot] Flexibility of this portable car air conditioner is endless, auto rotation in 0-90° from side to side is operatale through top panel while 25°pivot from up and down can be easily adjusted just by hand flip.
- ☆[ 3 Speed Various Wind Speed ] Even a small evaporative air cooler like this is equipped with 3 different speeds of wind speed to customize your personal comfort, whether it’s in your car or bedside, it will always be great.
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|Color||Black & White|
9. Portable Air Conditioner – Rintuf 2022 14000 BTU Portable AC Unit, Cools Rooms up to 700 Sq.ft, Dehumidifier & Fan, with 24H Timer Remote Control Window Kit for Home Living Rooms Bedroom
- 🧊𝟭𝟰𝟬𝟬𝟬 𝘽𝙏𝙐 𝘾𝙤𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘾𝙖𝙥𝙖𝙘𝙞𝙩𝙮 – Rintuf Portable AC unit with Certified 14,000 BTU ASHRAE 10,200 DOE SACC cooling capacity makes the cold air cover up to 700 sq. ft. space. The optimized compression system can cooling down the blowing air to 62°F at the coolest setting. Upgraded airflow is rated at 450 m³/h, which can cool the room more quickly and effectively. Let Rintuf air conditioner brings a cooler summer!
- ❄️𝟯 𝙈𝙤𝙙𝙚𝙨 & 𝟯 𝙁𝙖𝙣 𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙨 – The compact floor AC has three modes – Cooling, Dehumidifying, and Breezing to help your house, apartment, or room be as comfortable as possible. Under the max dehumidification capacity, it can absorb up to 90 pints of moisture from the air per day. 3 Fan speeds can also meet all the needs for coolness.
- 💤𝟮𝟰𝙃 𝙏𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙧 & 𝙎𝙡𝙚𝙚𝙥 𝙈𝙤𝙙𝙚 – You can select the Sleep Mode to adjust your optimal temperature before your sleep. This indoor AC unit will make the temperature automatically increase by 1°F every 2 hours until reaching room temperature. With timer setting within 24 Hours and a quiet ≤ 48dB noise output, you can enjoy better sleep every summer night.
- 🗄️𝙇𝙀𝘿 𝙋𝙖𝙣𝙚𝙡 & 𝙍𝙚𝙢𝙤𝙩𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙡 – On the top of the air cooler is an easy-to-read LED panel that features digital touch control. Besides the power button, there are also selections including the mode, timer, temperature, and fan speed. A remote control for max 20Ft long-distance allows you to enjoy the cooling comfort without leaving the couch.
- ⚙️𝙈𝙤𝙫𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 & 𝙇𝙞𝙛𝙚𝙩𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 – The Rintuf Portable Air Conditioner features a lightweight, handy, sleek body design intended to be used in various rooms like bedrooms, living rooms, garages, or offices. The combination of 4 universal wheels and integrated side handles enables this air conditioner to move around your house as you like. A compact size of 16.9*15.7*30 inches allows this ac unit to save place and be easily stored when summer ends.
- 🛠️𝙀𝙖𝙨𝙮 𝙄𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 – Both horizontal and vertical sliding windows are compatible with this air conditioner. Your purchase includes a portable air conditioner with remote, window mount kit, and a 64″ exhaust hose. No extra tools are needed for assembly. Move your air conditioner to the preferred cooling area, and attach the exhaust hose and adjustable window brackets (fits windows from 35.8″-51.2″) according to our user manual in 10 minutes.
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10. DeLonghi Portable Air Conditioner 14,000 BTU,cool extra large rooms up to 700 sqft,remote,energy saving mode,extremely quiet,dehumidifier,fan,programmable,window venting kit,AC Unit for room,EX390LVYN
- SPECS: Hose length: 51 inches | Hose diameter: 5 inches
- SUPER QUIET: Stay cool, don’t hear it. With noise reduction up to 4 dbA, this unit provides a powerful stream of cold air with just a whisper
- POWERFUL COOLING: This powerful machine can evenly and efficiently lower the temperature of your room, up to 700 sq. ft.
- ECO REAL FEEL: Saving up to 30% in energy consumption, this exclusive feature auto-adjusts temperature for the most comfortable cool depending on humidity levels
- ENERGY EFFICIENCY: With features like Eco Real Feel, this portable AC unit can save energy up to 30%
- TRUSTWORTHY QUALITY: At De’Longhi, our products are not only innovative and efficient, they’re also tested, durable, and built to last
- UNIQUE COMFORT: De’Longhi has the only room AC that accounts for your room climate by measuring temperature and humidity—cooling and drying to match the comfort you crave
- COOL SURROUND TECHNOLOGY: New Cool Surround Smart Sensing feature monitors temperature, humidity, and your position in the room—adjusting automatically to maintain your optimal surroundings
- Wattage: 1345 Watts
- Voltage: 115 Volts
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Buying Guide for portable air conditioners
There are lots of things to consider when buying a portable air conditioners. You need to find out what’s best for you and ensure you’re getting the best value for your money.
Here are some tips on how to choose the right portable air conditioners for your needs:
- Research different portable air conditioners
- Read reviews and compare features
- Check out the warranty and returns policies of different retailers
- Look at the quality of materials and construction
- Check the price against what you need
- How much will it cost to maintain the product
When deciding what portable air conditioners to buy, it’s important to consider your needs and the quality of the portable air conditioners on offer.
You may need an item for one specific purpose, or you may want to buy something that will last for years and be useful in many different situations.
Think about how often you’ll use the product and how much you can afford to spend on it. If you’re buying a new phone but only have £20 to spend, you might have to opt for a cheaper model than your unlimited budget.
Quality of products on offer
Consider their reputation, reliability, and prices if several companies sell similar portable air conditioners. Consider customer reviews and recommendations from friends and family before making your choice. Look at websites such as Which? Trusted Traders or TrustPilot, where people can rate companies anonymously so they can see what others think of them before placing an order with them yourself.
Consider your budget
The important thing to consider when choosing a portable air conditioners is how much money you have to spend on it. This can be one of the trickiest parts of the process, as there are many different types of products, each with its price tag attached.
When something costs more than another brand or type of portable air conditioners, does it justify the price? If you can find an identical item at a lower cost, consider why it’s cheaper. Is it still a reliable product? Does it have any disadvantages that would outweigh paying less? Sometimes paying less isn’t always better and spending more on a quality product is worth it in the long run.
Brand names are important when choosing a portable air conditioners because they indicate that the manufacturer has invested time and money into developing this item and wants people to know about it. This could mean they use higher-quality materials or offer more features than other similar portable air conditioners on the market. However, sometimes a brand name can be misleading — companies will often use celebrities or famous people who don’t even know they’re endorsing their portable air conditioners! Make sure that you do your research before choosing a brand name over