Best Portable Air Conditioner: All You Need To Know To Find The Perfect One

Best Portable Air Conditioner

A portable air conditioner is extremely light and easy to carry. It is not only portable but also portable AC. A portable air conditioner can work in your room and also outside. Moreover, a portable air conditioner can both cool and warm the room depending on the way you use it. This means that a portable air conditioner can be used for cooling or warming your home both in the summer and winter seasons.

Quick table with our top 3 picks:

Product
BLACK+DECKER 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control, White
Portable Air Conditioners Fan, Mini Evaporative Air Cooler, Personal Air Cooler with 3 Wind Speeds, Timer, 8 Colors LED Lights, Cooling Fan Air Humidifier Misting Fan for Room Home Office Dorm
Portable Air Conditioner - Rintuf 2022 14000 BTU Portable AC Unit Cools up to 700 Sq.Ft Also as Dehumidifier & Fan, with Remote Control 24H Timer Window Kit Exhaust Hose for Home Living Rooms Bedroom
BLACK+DECKER 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control, White
Portable Air Conditioners Fan, Mini Evaporative Air Cooler, Personal Air Cooler with 3 Wind Speeds, Timer, 8 Colors LED Lights, Cooling Fan Air Humidifier Misting Fan for Room Home Office Dorm
Portable Air Conditioner - Rintuf 2022 14000 BTU Portable AC Unit Cools up to 700 Sq.Ft Also as Dehumidifier & Fan, with Remote Control 24H Timer Window Kit Exhaust Hose for Home Living Rooms Bedroom
Product
BLACK+DECKER 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control, White
BLACK+DECKER 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control, White
Product
Portable Air Conditioners Fan, Mini Evaporative Air Cooler, Personal Air Cooler with 3 Wind Speeds, Timer, 8 Colors LED Lights, Cooling Fan Air Humidifier Misting Fan for Room Home Office Dorm
Portable Air Conditioners Fan, Mini Evaporative Air Cooler, Personal Air Cooler with 3 Wind Speeds, Timer, 8 Colors LED Lights, Cooling Fan Air Humidifier Misting Fan for Room Home Office Dorm
Product
Portable Air Conditioner - Rintuf 2022 14000 BTU Portable AC Unit Cools up to 700 Sq.Ft Also as Dehumidifier & Fan, with Remote Control 24H Timer Window Kit Exhaust Hose for Home Living Rooms Bedroom
Portable Air Conditioner - Rintuf 2022 14000 BTU Portable AC Unit Cools up to 700 Sq.Ft Also as Dehumidifier & Fan, with Remote Control 24H Timer Window Kit Exhaust Hose for Home Living Rooms Bedroom

Top 10 Best Portable Air Conditioner Reviewed

SaleBestseller No. 1
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
SaleBestseller No. 2
Portable Air Conditioners 10000 BTU 3-in-1 AC Unit with Fan & Dehumidifier, Cooling for Room Spaces up to 300sq.ft, with Remote Control, 24H Timer & Window Venting Kit Suitable for Bedroom, Living Room, Office
  • 【3 in 1 Portable Air Conditioner】The latest 10,000 Btu Poratble Air Conditioner integrates fan, air cooler and humidifier to meet your different needs. Enjoy greater cooling flexibility with two different fan speeds and cooling modes, while dehumidification mode removes up to 60 pints of moisture per day, removing excess moisture from the air, keep your room cool ry and comfortable.
  • 【Programmable Timer & Sleep Mode】Our air conditioner portable come with a 24-hour timer that can be set via electronic controls on the LED display to keep your room cool any time before you go home, or turn off when you go to bed. Meanwhile, the Smart Sleep Mode goes one step further, with slowly adjust the temperature and fan speed, and a low-noise mode that stays at 56db to keep you comfortable at night while saving you energy and money.
  • 【Easy Mobility & Installation Mobility is quick and easy, you can carry it anywhere using the handle, and with 360° wheels, you can effortlessly push portable ac air conditioner to slide across the floor to any room. No additional tools are required for assembly, and the installation instructions are simple enough that anyone can do it.
  • 【10,000 Btu Cooling Power & Energy Saving】This portable AC unit has the function of rapid cooling, it can cool a room up to 300 square feet from 86 °F to 62 °F within a short period, keep your room cool and comfortable. 2600W cooling capacity, 2.6 EER, only 1 kWh of electricity per hour, energy saving and high efficiency.
  • 【Safety & Warranty】Long press the Lock key for about 3 seconds to activate the child lock function to protect children from accidental injuries. The AC unit has a self-evaporating system that eliminates the need for frequent water pours. 1 year warranty, but customer service is always ready to help whenever you have any questions.
SaleBestseller No. 3
BLACK+DECKER 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control, White
  • QUIET & POWERFUL - Our 5,000 BTU SACC/CEC (8,000 BTU ASHRAE) compact air conditioner (17.32 x 13.2 x 27.2 inches and 51.1 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 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 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 (50 pints per 24 hours) modes all in one machine. Bucket-less, self-evaporating operation makes your living space cool, clean and dry. Contains 6.7 oz. of R32 refrigerant, which has zero impact on the ozone layer and improves energy efficiency.
SaleBestseller No. 4
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
SaleBestseller No. 5
Whynter ARC-14S 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner, Dehumidifier, Fan with Activated Carbon Filter in Platinum and Black plus Storage bag for Rooms up to 500 sq ft
  • 14,000 BTU (ASHRAE) / 9,500 BTU (SACC) cooling capacity. Intake / Exhaust hoses: Based on the version of the portable air conditioner you have, you may need a 5.0″ or 5.9″ diameter hose(s) and/or connector(s) listed below. Please make sure to measure your existing hose(s) before ordering additional accessories. NOTE: Please note that we do not recommend extending the exhaust hose(s) more than 9 feet long.
  • Dual hose operation; Cools up to a 500 square feet space(ambient temperature and humidity may influence optimum performance); Dehumidifying capacity: 71 pints per day; Air Flow (at high speed): 430 m3/h / 253 CFM; 3 fan speeds
  • Three operational modes: Air conditioner, dehumidifier or fan; Cooling capacity 14000 BTU (ASHRAE-128 Standard) / 9500 BTU (DOE+ 2017 Standard); Maximum power consumption: 1300 W / 11.6 A. Noise level (dBA): <56
  • Eco-friendly CFC free Green R-32 refrigerant; Extendable exhaust hose (up to 60″); Window kit dimension: 6.5″ W x 20″ L (minimum), 46″ (maximum); Unit dimensions: 19″ W x 16″ D x 35.5″ H
  • Noise reflecting off hard surfaces such as a floor or wall can make the sounds seem louder than they actually are.
SaleBestseller No. 6
Honeywell White/Black MO08CESWK6 9,100 (ASHRAE)/6,100 BTU (SACC) Portable Air Conditioner, 400 Sq. Ft
  • Enjoy Powerful air flow in a compact air conditioning unit - Cools rooms up to 400 sq. Ft. (Temperature range 61F to 89F).
  • Auto evaporation – no bucket to empty (except in areas with high humidity), Washable dust filter and filter change alert for easy maintenance.
  • Quick & easy installation (exhaust hose length: 12” to 47”, window bracket width: min. 19.7” or 38.2” to 47.2”).
  • Built in dehumidifier removes up to 44 pints/24 hours with continuous drain option for longer unattended operation.
  • Enjoy the simplicity and comfort of digital controls - 2 speeds, smart digital humidistat, 24 hour energy saving timer and remote control with digital display.
Bestseller No. 7
Ivation 13,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Wi-Fi for Rooms Up to 500 Sq Ft (8,500 BTU SACC) 3-in-1 Smart App Control Cooling System, Dehumidifier and Fan with Remote, Exhaust Hose & Window Kit
  • CLIMATE CONTROL FROM YOUR SMARTPHONE | All-in-One Wi-Fi Enabled Air Conditioner, Dehumidifier & Fan Helps You Achieve Ultimate Indoor Comfort with Convenient Control from Any Android or Apple Device | Download the Free My Ivation App to Monitor & Adjust Temperature, Mode, Fan Speed, Timer & More
  • POWERFUL COOLING, DRYING & AIR CIRCULATION | High-Capacity Unit Delivers 13,000 BTU/Hr [ASHRAE Rating] & 8,500 BTU/Hr [SACC Rating], Making it Perfect for Rooms Up to 500 Sq/Ft Including Living Room, Bedroom, Kitchen, Office, RV or Studio Apartment | Versatile Settings Allow You to Cool, Dehumidify & Circulate Air
  • EXTREMELY PORTABLE FREESTANDING DESIGN | No More Blocked View! | Travel-Friendly Cooling Tower is Lightweight & Compact with Omni-Directional Wheels, Built-In Carry Handles & Manual & Continuous Drainage Options | 59” Extendable Single-Hose Exhaust Installs in Window Via Provided Panel Assembly [26.5” to 50”]
  • EASY-READ LCD DISPLAY & REMOTE CONTROL | When You’re Not Using Wi-Fi, Unit Boasts Simple Operation with Onboard Digital Control Panel & BONUS Remote with Power On/Off, Mode Selection, Up/Down Temperature, Fan Speed, Timer, Swing On/Off & Current Temperature | Wi-Fi Status Light Also Lets You Check Connectivity
  • ENERGY EFFICIENT & EXCEEDINGLY SAFE | Enjoy Priceless Peace of Mind with Lower Power Consumption & State-of-the-Art Safety Features Including Rear Cord Storage Hook, Automatic Compressor, Integrated Frost, Thermal & Overflow Protection | Easy to Install, Move, Maintain & Track All Your Ivation Smart Devices
Bestseller No. 8
3-IN-1 Evaporative Air Cooler - fancole Small Air Conditioner w/ 3 Levels Humidify, 7 Colors Night Light, 3 Speeds Portable Air Cooler, USB Powered Air Conditioner Portable for Room/Office/Camping
  • 【5W Lower Consumption】Compared with the 80W air cooler and the 40W fan, this desktop portable air conditioner is surprisingly only 5W, which minimal your electrical use. No need to worry about electricity bills even running a whole day, but can bring unexpected convenience to you. Perfect for upcoming summer heat!
  • 【3 Levels Spray Humidify】The humidify feature helps to avoid dryness in hot summer. With a spray nozzle inside, add water and turn on the humidification mode, this small air cooler will create a cool and moist breeze for you. Equipped with 3 levels humidify adjustment, especially suitable for people with allergies and rhinitis problems, it helps you sleep more comfortably.
  • 【7 Colors Night Light】Surprisingly, this portable air cooler can also be used as a night light. Not only has 7 colors of night light adjustable, but also has a night light cycle mode. It's a perfect unit to place on your nightstand by bed and your baby's room, which bring you a breeze, and also convenient for easy baby care. It is a great addition for the desktop fan!
  • 【USB Powered & Easy to Connect】This personal air cooler works via USB powered, which supports a variety of power supply ways to power on, such as power banks, computers, car charger, power plug, etc. Whether you are at home, office, patio or coffee shop, it is easy to connect anywhere. Note: A USB cable is included in the package.
  • 【Portable Design & Easy to Carry】This small air conditioner is equipped with a leather handle belt, 6x7x7.4 inches compact size, plus the lightweight of only 1.87LBS. It not only can be used in your home but also very suitable for carrying out, camping, etc. Easy to carry, enjoy coolness anytime, anywhere!
Bestseller No. 9
Grelife Evaporative Air Cooler, Portable Cooling Fan with 75° Oscillating, Humidifying, 1.58Gal Water Tank, 4 Ice Packs, Remote Control, 3 Speeds, 12H Timer, Personal Swamp Cooler for Room Home Office
  • [Efficient Air Cooler] With remote controller and touch screen, easily adjusting the modes, speeds and timer by a simple click or tap; Maximum 12hours timing, no worries about forgetting to turn it off; you may enjoy the cool breeze in your home with Grelife Evaporative Air Cooler anytime.
  • [3 In 1 Portable Air Conditioner] Grelife Evaporative Air Cooler offers 4 ice boxes and is equipped with the newest evaporative cooling technology to cool down your area without drying the air like traditional A/C; To cool and humidify your surrounding off in the most comfortable and fastest way. No more hot and dry in this summer. This portable air cooler can be used as a regular fan without water running.
  • [Ultra-quiet & Energy Saving] Thanks to the ultra quiet spinning fan engine, the noise of this air cooling fan is lower than 50 dbs, which is considered whisper-quiet. With 65W rated power, no installation needed it reduces your bills by 80%, no damaging refrigerants, no vent needed, let this small air conditioner fan cools you and adds moisture to air-reducing dry air symptoms such as itchy eyes, throat, or skin in dry climates.
  • [Top Refilling & Big Water Tank] Tired of bending over and adding water frequently? Our portable air conditioning fan is designed with easy top refilling which is friendly to the elder and disable person, besides, the bottom 6L (1.58 Gallon) big capacity water reservoir allows this evaporative cooler run up to 12hours after full refill.
  • [Easy to Move & Maintain] Comes with 4 universal wheels which allows you easily take it to any rooms, no extra installation needed, plug and play.
Bestseller No. 10
Ontel Arctic Air Pure Chill 2.0, Evaporative Air-Cooler, Powerful, Quiet, Lightweight Portable Air Cooler, Hydro-Chill Technology For Bedroom, Office, Living Room & More
  • Personal Air Cooler for Indoor & Outdoor Spaces: Switch to an eco-friendly solution with Ontel Arctic Air Pure Chill 2.0. Featuring Hydro-Chill Technology and cooling control with dual cooling jets, it helps cool and humidify the air around you.
  • Space-Saving Portable Design: The compact, sleek design allows you to place the box cooler on your office desk, nightstand, coffee table, or kitchen counter. It is lightweight, so you can easily carry it around the house or while travelling.
  • Energy Efficient Cooling Device: The Arctic Air Pure Chill cooler operates on 8-10 watts of power to minimize energy consumption. The multi-directional air vents allow you to adjust the direction of airflow, making it perfect for any room or office.
  • Easy to Use Cooler: Pour water in the top-fill tank, plug it in and enjoy refreshing cooler air all night long. Runs for up to 10 hours* so you don’t have to worry about frequent refilling. *Depending on speed setting, room temperature & humidity levels.
  • Convenient Controls - The personal air cooling unit is equipped with easy-to-use touch controls to switch between the 4 speed settings, and built-in LED nightlight with 7 fun color options - everything you need to operate your cooler, in one place

5 Things To Consider Before Buying The Best Portable Air Conditioner

  1. Brand

The brand of the portable air conditioner matters a lot. You need to check the brand which provides the best quality air conditioner and also gives you the best services. In case, you are buying a portable air conditioner from an unknown brand, you can always get it repaired or replaced at any time.

  1. Airflow

The airflow of the portable AC is also a very important thing to consider before buying it. The more powerful airflow of the portable AC will help your room to cool faster than that of other models that have less powerful airflow.

3. Cooling Capacity:

Cooling Capacity is measured in BTU/hr or Btu per hour . A BTU/hour is equal to 1 British Thermal Unit per hour (1 Btu/hr). You can measure your room’s cooling capacity by using this formula: BTU/hr = sq ft x 0.0254 (for cooling only). For example, if your room size is 1000 sq ft and you want to cool it with 50 degree temperature, you will need 1040 BTUs per hour or 1040 Btu per hour (1040 x 0.0254 = 1040 x 0.0154 = 1040 x 0.0154 = 1050). If your room size is 2000 sq ft, then you will need 2050 BTUs per hour or 2050 Btu per hour (2050 x 0.0254 = 2050 x 0.0154 = 2055). This means that the lower the BTU/hour, the less cooling capacity of your room.

  1. Noise level

The noise level of a portable air conditioner is also very important thing which you should consider before buying it for yourself or for any other person in your family who needs a portable AC unit to cool down their room comfortably and fastly during summer season as well as winter season (for heating purpose). The noise level of a portable AC depends on many factors such as its size , brand , airflow and other factors . You should always compare the noise level of different portable air conditioners before buying one for yourself.

  1. Price

The price of a portable AC is also a very important thing which you should consider before buying it for yourself or for any other person in your family who needs a portable AC unit to cool down their room comfortably and fastly during summer season as well as winter season (for heating purpose). The price of a portable air conditioner depends on many factors such as its size , brand , airflow and other factors . You should always compare the price of different portable air conditioners before buying one for yourself.

Wrapping Up

Some portable air conditioners come with remote control, some do not. There are many models of portable AC which come with remote control and you can use this remote to turn the unit on and off, change the fan speed and to set the temperature of your room. A lot of people prefer using a remote control over a wall switch or an on/off switch for their portable air conditioner because it is easy to operate using a remote control (you don’t need to press any buttons on it as you can use it as a wireless remote). Also if you want to cool down your room quickly during summer season or for heating purpose during winter season, then use a remote control model instead of an on/off switch model because it will help you in this process much faster than an on/off switch model .

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