10 Best Portable Air Conditioners -Reviews & Buying Guide

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Choosing the best portable air conditioners can be challenging. With so many models on the market, how do you know which one is right for you?

This buying guide will help you find one.

Our system considers a set of factors to make the trending list, which includes:

  • Product & brand value
  • Features & specifications
  • Durability, quality & longevity
  • Consumer ratings & reviews
  • Product price & warranties
  • Size & materials
  • Accessories & Tips for Organization
  • Style & Design

We’ll discuss different types of portable air conditioners and key features to look for when deciding. Let’s get started!

Best portable air conditioners With Specifications

Although the “best” portable air conditioners makers will always come down to a slight amount of subjectivity, we scoured the web and did our research to find the top brand producing some of the most reliable and widest range of portable air conditioners  in the business. If you want the easiest way to measure your product before using it, you will probably also like our list. Additionally, if you want more products to add to your collection, our list of the best portable air conditioners on the market is a great place to start.

1. Shinco 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioners with Built-in Dehumidifier Function, Fan Mode, Quiet AC Unit Cools Rooms to 400 sq.ft, LED Display, Remote Control, Complete Window Mount Exhaust Kit

Features :

  • ✅【EASY-COOL】- Compact 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Unit, Delivers Fast, Cooling for Spaces Up to 400 Sq.Ft in Home, Bedroom, dorms, apartments, cabins, campers, offices, bedrooms, or living rooms. When the room is cool, switch to the first speed level, this air conditioner will become quiet(Noise ≤52dB), maintain the temperature while you are sleeping.
  • ✅【3-in-1 FUNCTIONALITY】- It has 3 modes to choose from – cooling, dehumidification and fan. Air conditioner cools your room; 3-speed fan satisfies your needs. With 43.2L/day dehumidifying capacity.Bucket-less, self-evaporating operation makes your living space cool, clean and dry.It needs 110V-120V power supply.
  • ✅【EASY-TO-USE】- LED display and simple selections panel,full-featured remote, 24-hr timer, plus a quiet <52dB output on Low speed mode for disturbance-free nights.Four castors wheels make it easy to move from place to place, You can place it on bedroom, study, living room, kitchen, small office, RV, party and etc.
  • ✅【QUICK INSTALLATION】- Your purchase includes: Portable Air Conditioner, Window Mount Kit, Manual. Move your air conditioner to the preferred cooling area, attach the 59″ hose and adjustable window brackets (the standard configuration is 37in-50.2in. If you need shorter or longer size, please contact us), turn the unit on and let your cooling begin! No extra tools are needed for assembly. Installation instructions are simple and can be done by anyone.
  • ✅【Perfect After Service】- Window is mandatory and necessary for it to work. All of Shinco Portable Air Conditioner Units are covered with 30-Days Money Back, 1 Year Warranty and lifetime expert tech support. If you have any problems, please contact our team to get help.we will reply to you within 24 hours and help you solve the problems.

Additional Info :

Color White
Item Dimensions
Height 32.7
Width 13.4
Length 17.4
Weight 61.7

2. COSTWAY Portable Air Conditioner, 14000 BTU 4 in 1 AC Unit with Cool, Fan, Heat & Dehumidifier, Alexa Voice-Enabled Air Cooler with WiFi Smart App Control, LED Display, 24H Timer, Cools up to 700 Sq. Ft (14000BTU)

Features :

  • ❄️【4-in-1 Design & Powerful Cooling】Combining cooling, heating, fan and dehumidifying function, this portable air conditioners can meet your different needs and work all year around. With a 14000 BTU high cooling capacity and 70° auto swing function, this portable ac can cool down an area of 700 square feet evenly and quickly.
  • ❄️【Smart WiFi Control from Anywhere:】You can download the Smart Life App to control this AC unit from anywhere. And it also works with Amazon Alexa, which allows you to change all settings with simple voice commands. Besides, the LED touch control panel and handy remote control are helpful for you to manually control the portable AC.
  • ❄️【Quiet Operation & 1-24H Timer:】Equipped with a high efficiency compressor, this stand up unit runs at a low noise level (≤57dB) and is more energy-saving. You can turn on the sleep mode and set the auto-off time from 1-24 hours to have a peaceful and comfortable all-night sleep.
  • ❄️【2 Drainage Methods & Efficient Filtration:】This 4-in-1 portable AC unit features an upper drainage hole and exhaust water pipe for continuous drainage and a lower drain plug for convenient manual drainage.
  • ❄️【Easy to Install & Move Around:】Our portable air conditioners comes with a sliding window kit and detailed instruction for simple installation. And it fits well with any vertical or horizontal sliding windows (suitable window size: 25.5″-47″). What’s more, with 4 universal casters and built-in handles, you can move the AC unit anywhere easily.

Additional Info :

Color White
Item Dimensions
Height 30.99999996838
Width 15.49999998419
Length 17.49999998215

3. 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

Features :

  • ❄【Ultrasound Spray Cooling Technology】This portable air conditioners uses ultrasonic atomization technology to atomize the water in the water tank into ultra-fine water molecules, the fan blows out the cool and humid air. Unlike other air conditioners, it does not use any refrigerant to cool the air, this is the most healthy and natural way to cool.
  • ❄ 【Multifunctional Mini Air Conditioner】This is not only a portable ac air conditioner but also a small desk fan, air circulator, evaporative air cooler, and air humidifier. You can use the small evaporative air cooler all year round, cooling you in hot summer and humidifying the air in dry autumn and winter. Just like the summer breeze.
  • ❄【3 Speed Wind Modes & 2/4H Timer】The cooling fan features 3 speeds (Low/Med/High) with 120°adjustable blowing direction to choose from, allowing you to customize your own personal cooling zone. The small air conditioner is designed with a timing function which you can switch between 2h and 4h timer as needed. It will auto turn off to avoid catching a cold on a cooling night.
  • ❄【Portable and Energy Saving 】 This air conditioner fan only weighs 1.3lbs and has a handle to carry it anywhere, an ideal choice for bedroom, living room, office and etc!. Our misting air cooler has low energy consumption which can reduce your electricity bill and it is completely fit for our low-carbon lifestyle. 💕NOTE: The cooling fan is Plug-in design, not USB rechargeable.
  • ❄【400ML Water Tank & 8 Color Lights 】 You can add water and even small ice cubes in the water tank. A full tank of water can continuously keep spraying for 3-5 hours (depending on the speed of the fan). Our misting fan is built in 8 soft lights can create a romantic atmosphere and help you fall asleep better.
  • ❤Our product has been thoroughly tested. For any quality issue, we promise a satisfied solution! Just EMAIL us, we’ll happily make things right!

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 9.842519675
Width 6.299212592
Length 5.118110231
Weight 800

4. COSTWAY Portable Air Conditioner, 10000BTU 4-in-1 Air Conditioner Cooling for Room Spaces up to 350sq.ft, with Remote Control, 24H Timer & Window Venting Kit, Multi-function & Powerful AC Unit with Sleep Mode, Suitable for Bedroom, Living Room, Office (10000BTU, White)

Features :

  • ❄️【Powerful Air Conditioner:】This 4-in-1 air conditioning machine features four modes, including ventilating, drying, air cooling and sleep mode. 2 fan speeds allows you to choose the most suitable level in accordance with your needs. Moreover, it adopts an R410A refrigerant, which is greener and has lower impact on environment than others.
  • ❄️【Smart Operation & Huge Coverage:】Operation panel and remote control both offer great convenience to operate. The remote control supports up to 16.5T away use. This evaporate cooler oscillates 140˚vertically and 50˚ horizontally, covering an area of 350 sq. ft. The temperature can be adjusted from 60.8℉to 89.6℉. High-density filtration helps realize effective elimination of dust for better living condition.
  • ❄️【Humanized Sleep Mode:】In this mode, the temperature will increase by 1.8℉/1℃ per hour to prevent getting a cold. The machine is equipped with 1-24 hours timer and produces low noise to protect your sleep and care for your health. It will stop work when the water tank is full. A drainage hole will help cleaning after using.
  • ❄️【Customized Details & Protective Features:】Built-in handle allows for easy transportation. Automatic defrost function and self-evaporating system will ensure smooth working. Safety child lock and overload protection effectively prevent your loved ones from getting hurt or causing danger. It has passed ETL and DOE test to prove its quality.
  • ❄️【Compact Size & Portable Design:】The portable air conditioner brings minimal intrusion by occupying little space. With four rolling casters, you can move it to anywhere. It is perfect for any house, office, small apartment and dorm. The package also comes with window kit, which is easy to install with the clear instructions.

Additional Info :

Color White

5. BLACK+DECKER 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control, White

Features :

  • 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.

Additional Info :

Color White
Item Dimensions
Height 13.2
Width 27.2
Length 17.32
Weight 51.1

6. COSTWAY Evaporative Air Cooler, Portable 3-in-1 Air Cooler with Remote Control, 60° Oscillation, 2 Ice Crystal Boxes, 8-Hour Timer, Ultra Quiet Bladeless Evaporative Cooler for Bedroom Home Office

Features :

  • 【3 in 1 Air Cooler Fan】 In addition to being a ordinary bladeless fan, it can also serve as a humidifier or a air cooler when you add water or ice packs to bring you cold effect. You can enjoy your hot summer days with our air cooling fan!
  • 【3 Wind Speeds & 3 Modes】Featuring 3 wind speeds (high/medium/low) and 3 operating modes (normal/cooling/sleep), this portable air cooler allows you to customize your desired airflow and cooling effects easily, such as powerful cooling air for workout or peaceful breeze for sleeping. All to your wishes!
  • 【Enjoy Cooling Summer】Equipped with washable air filter and plant fiber ice curtain, this evaporative air cooler is bringing cooling air to your room. Additionally, the 60° up and down oscillation (manual adjustment) and 120° left and right oscillation (automatic adjustable) ensure wide range wind supply.
  • 【Remote Control & LED Display】Equipped with a remote control, you can control the air cooler without leaving bed or sofa. And the icon on the remote and touch panel is clear and easy to understand, the seniors who are not familiar with smart appliances can also easily operate. Moreover, designed with tiny grid, the cooler keeps children from sticking their fingers in.
  • 【Quiet Operation & Built-in 8H Timer】This powerful swamp cooler blows comforting air-flow with less than 45dB noise, providing you with a quiet working or sleeping environment. Besides, the LED screen will automatically turn off after 3 minutes in no operation and the built-in timer allows you to set the auto-off time from 1-8 hours. No worry about forgetting to turn it off.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Weight 12

7. BLACK+DECKER 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Heat and Remote Control, White

Features :

  • PORTABLE A/C HEATER COMBO UNIT – Our 7,700 BTU DOE (14,000 BTU ASHRAE) dual compact air conditioner & heater will keep you cool & comfortable during the summer, & toasty warm in the winter. An adjustable fan speed cools the air up to 55°F, and heats up to 81°F
  • HEATS & COOLS MOST ROOMS – This portable heat & AC unit provides steady & fast cooling and heating for rooms up to 350 sq. ft. It’s the perfect air conditioner & heater for dorms, apartments, cabins, campers, offices, bedrooms, garages, or living rooms
  • SIMPLE & QUICK TO INSTALL – Since it’s easy to move around with handles & castor wheels, just roll it into any room with an accessible double hung or sliding window. Attach the included hose (4’ 11” long) & window adapter, & plug it in to an outlet. Slide Out Washable Filter & Large, 4 Direction Vented Airflow Outlet
  • 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
  • 4-in-1 FUNCTIONALITY – Combining 4 energy efficient modes in one small unit (17.1 x 13.8 x 28.1 in.), the COOL, FAN, HEAT & DEHUMIDIFY settings meet all of your home cooling, heating, & ventilation needs. SLEEP, MAX & AIR SWING functions control airflow. Cools a room approximately 22feet x 25 feet and heats a room approximately 10 feet x 20 feet

Additional Info :

Color White
Item Dimensions
Height 13.8
Width 28.1
Length 17.1
Weight 68.3

8. COSTWAY Portable Air Conditioner, 10000BTU Air Cooler with Drying/Fan/Sleep Mode, 2 Speeds, 24H Timer Function, Remote Control, Air Cooling Fan for Home & Office Use, Cools Room up to 350 Sq. ft, Window Kit Included (10000BTU-Grey)

Features :

  • ❄️【Multi-function Air Conditioner:】This 10000BTU air conditioner features four modes—-cool, dry, fan and sleep mode to meet your different needs. You can switch the wind speed to high or low for customized airflow. Meanwhile, the temperature can also be adjusted between 60.8˚F and 89.6˚F for various purposes.
  • ❄️【Nice Cooling Solution:】Our air cooler covers a cooling area up to 350 sq.ft with 330 m³/h airflow. It can be manually adjusted by 90° vertically and 60° horizontally to ensure wide range oscillation. Sleep mode with 24H timer offers low-noise and comfortable operation during working or sleeping.
  • ❄️【Smart Control Panel & Remote Control:】You can set the machine simply by pressing the control panel with fingertips. The remote control also allows for an easy and convenient operation by an effective distance up to 16.5ft without obstruction. Plus, you can check the working state through front LED display.
  • ❄️【Safety Protection:】Child lock and grid design are perfect for ensuring safety of loved ones. Auto-defrost function and overload protection effectively prolong service life. It has passed ETL & DOE certification to prove quality.
  • ❄️【Flexible Installation & Portable Design: 】Our portable AC comes with window kit, which is suitable for double/single hung window or sliding slash window no more than 47” long/wide. The drainage hole allows you to manually drain the water. With carrying handle and universal caster, you can roll this portable air conditioner around your house effortlessly.

Additional Info :

Color Grey
Item Dimensions
Weight 50.5

9. Portable Air Conditioner, Mobile Air Conditioner with Dehumidifier for Home and Office, 5-in-1 Air Conditioning with Exhaust Hose, Cooling & Heating & Dehumidifying & WiFi, 9000 BTU, 2.6 kW

Features :

  • Portable air conditioner: 5-in-1 air conditioner with WiFi (Tuya app connect) and exhaust hose, cooling & heating & dehumidifying & ventilation, power 9000 BTU, 2.6 kW, EEK A, DC inverter technology and highly efficient compressor reduce power consumption and save energy.
  • Quiet and compact: reduced ventilation speed reduces the volume efficiently, mobile and space-saving, can be used in rooms approx. 80 m³ (31 ㎡); can also be used as a full-fledged room dehumidifier, 20 L/24 h dehumidification performance, 2 selectable air output.
  • 【5 programs to choose from】:Cooling mode, fan mode, dry mode, standby mode and sleep mode
  • 【Eco Friendly R290 Refrigerant】Using the R290 refrigerant, which as a natural, non-toxic gas does not damage the ozone layer or has a significant direct influence on the greenhouse effect.
  • 【PACKAGE INCLUDES】1 x portable air conditioner in white including exhaust hose, remote control, adapter and user manual from Lospitch.

Additional Info :

Color 9000BTU+WIFI
Item Dimensions
Height 13.7
Width 13.4
Length 27.9

10. 10,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner/ 3 in 1 AC Portable for Room to 450 sq.ft with Remote Control/Portable AC Unit with Dehumidifier/Fan & Window Kit Included

Features :

  • ❄️【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 450 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.

Additional Info :

Color 10000Btu
Item Dimensions
Height 27.5
Width 13.7
Length 13.7
Weight 40

You should ask yourself four questions before buying the best portable air conditioners. These questions will help narrow down your choices and ensure that you don’t buy any of the best portable air conditioners and make them useless or out of style. To save money, shop around first or research and check prices on online stores.

1. Is the best portable air conditioners right for your needs?

The question that you have to ask yourself before buying any of the best portable air conditioners is whether or not they will suit your needs. Besides, you must clearly define what your needs and purposes are. From there, you can choose the best product and serve it according to your requirements.

2. How many competitors does it have?

Many different factors go into answering this question. The number of competitors can vary greatly depending on the best portable air conditioners you are dealing with and the scope of your business model.  Knowing how these factors can affect your market share is important when deciding whether or not you should enter a new market.

3. Can I buy something similar cheaper elsewhere?

One of the most common questions that a lot of customers ask is, “Can I buy something similar cheaper elsewhere?” The short answer is no. When you are looking for a quality portable air conditioners, the most important thing to know is that cheap is not always better. You should carefully research the best portable air conditioners before buying and consult the prices on some online sales websites to make the best decision.

4. What is the return policy?

Return policy is the most important thing to consider regarding the best portable air conditioners from a manufacturer. If you’re unsatisfied or something goes wrong with your purchase, you’ll want to know that you have some way to go about it. Additionally, we’ve compiled a list of highly reputable brands based on their return policies and customer service to help people find and choose the best portable air conditioners.

Best portable air conditioners Buying Guide

Materials

There are many different qualities of materials, but it isn’t easy to pinpoint a single specific quality that defines high-quality. Most people will agree that high-quality materials have a long lifetime and don’t rust or break easily, for example, stainless steel. Expensive pieces tend to be more durable because the lower-priced options often use cheaper, less durable materials to cut costs.

In some cases, the more expensive alternative may not necessarily be higher quality than a less expensive option, so compare prices and research before making any purchases. It’s best to go with what you can afford while still getting a high-quality product.

Easier to clean and use

Everyone loves a good product that will last longer without breaking or needing maintenance to keep it running smoothly! We all have busy lives, so it’s best to buy something that will save you time on daily tasks instead of wasting hours weekly.

This best portable air conditioners is easy to maintain because of its simple design, making it very easy to clean! You can wash your best item in about 10 seconds or less! And best of all, if you do run into any trouble with your product, you can take advantage of the product’s warranty and get it replaced for free.

Durability

The durability of the best portable air conditioners is one of the essential things to consider while making a purchase. The best item will last longer and provide better value for your money. People always want the best for themselves, including the best portable air conditioners. Many people are not sure if they should spend money on them. If you can choose between two types of something, one has better quality than another. 

People do not want to spend more money buying a good product, so they review sites before purchasing items. Therefore, you can learn what others think of confident best portable air conditioners available before deciding if it’s worth spending your hard-earned cash on them or not. Review sites give customers information about the best items. Therefore, when shopping, you should choose the best portable air conditioners available with high durability to avoid wasting money.

Manufacturer

If you are looking for the best portable air conditioners available, don’t be fooled by what the manufacturer announces. When it comes to the best quality products, some of your favorite brands might not even make it. 

The best products are often not as advertised because the better the item, the lower the returns on investment for selling it. Advertising costs outweigh what can be made a good enough quality sale to be worth spending money on.

The culture has also desensitized consumers to marketing schemes, so you won’t see many people getting fooled by fancy ads anymore-especially not on social media. Some of these lower-quality products offer lower prices than more reputable ones without compromising quality, but if they’re, why look at price first before any other reason!

Avoid common mistakes

It’s not unusual to make mistakes when using a product, especially the first time. If you have color-blindness or not, you must pay close attention to the color descriptions and be sure you understand them before purchasing anything.

You have to read all reviews from customers. Even the small things about it are an invaluable resource for making the best decision when shopping for new products that will improve your life. So don’t forget to read reviews on the best items before purchasing them.

This way, you can get more information about what people think of the confident the best portable air conditioners available, rather than just reading about it on their package or website. Anything of sale does not always give the best idea of what the customer thinks.

The Verdict

Yes, these portable air conditionerss have very similar appearances, and the features are largely the same. That said, there are differences in performance, design, and how well they work when the rubber meets the road. This side-by-side comparison will help you navigate the differences and identify the portable air conditioners best suits your needs.

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