Portable air conditioners may be best suited to those who live in apartments without A/C because some landlords often have rules and regulations which make it hard to put in your own machine.
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Here is a list of the top 5 best portable air conditioners you should consider:
5. Friedrich P09B 9000 BTU ZoneAire
This portable conditioner has a “closed loop” cooling system like the one on traditional air conditioners with dual exhaust hoses.
- LCD remote control
- Self-evaporative condensate system
- 24-hour timer
- 3 fan speeds
This portable air conditioner evacuates hot air 40% faster, cools a room down nearly twice as fast, removes more moisture from the air, and maintains your desired temperature very effectively. It has Dual-hoses for closed loop cooling and exhaust functions for up to 40% faster cooling than single hose units. Its downside is that it consumes power.
4. Frigidaire FFPA1422R1 Portable Air Conditioners
This is a powerful, 14,000-Btu portable air conditioner that is easy to use. This power makes it effective for a 700-square-foot room, though not the best fit for small rooms.
- Small unit
- High Power
The Frigidaire FFPA1422R1 has several different operating modes, which makes it a versatile and convenient portable air conditioner. This portable AC unit is well constructed. It extracts up to 3.8 pints of moisture from the air per hour, making it one of the most effective conditioners in our portable air conditioner reviews.
3. Whynter Eco-Friendly 12000 BTU
This is an energy-efficient portable air conditioner. Its 12,000 BTU unit and its 188-cfm airflow are sufficient to cool a 400-square foot room.
- 4 operational modes
- Adjustable temp
- Programmable timer
- Remote control
The Whynter Eco-Friendly 12000 BTU has a dehumidification mode we’d expect in a top-rated portable A/C unit, but instead of “auto-evaporate”, the Whynter uses its own proprietary technology to “auto drain” and reuse the moisture that’s taken from the air during operation. It also has a digital control panel with remote control to give you great convenience.
2. Haier HPC12XCR 12000 BTU
The HPC12XCR rolls easily on caster wheels, it has a dehumidification mode and removes a little more water from the air. It is ideal for spot cooling mid-sized rooms up to 450 square feet.
- Full function remote control
- Digital time/temperature display
- 3 cooling and fan speeds
- Dehumidify mode
- Cools rooms 350-450 square feet
With three cool settings, three fan settings, a 24-hour on/off timer and dehumidify mode, the Haier HPC12XCR is equipped to meet your climate needs. It has a three-speed fan and electronic controls with a full-function remote, and it’s an auto-evaporate portable air conditioner with an easy-to-remove mesh filter.
1. Honeywell MN10CESBB 10000 BTU
This unit provides the best balance of power and price. It is less expensive than most of the air conditioners we have mentioned but does a very good job of cooling off medium-to-large sized rooms.
- Power: 10,000 BTU
- Remote control
- Airflow: 174 cfm
This Honeywell portable air conditioner has a good energy-efficiency rating, the filter is removable and easy to clean. It also has a digital LCD display and a remote control, and there’s an automatic shut-off timer. Its noise level is 50 dBA- which is excellent as well, not too quiet but definitely not overwhelming.
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You have to make sure the rooms where you plan to use your portable air conditioner unit have at least one window or door. Even though the machine is portable, it still pumps out hot air that has to be vented to the outside.