When buying a portable air conditioner, one must be fully aware of his or her own needs. How big are the rooms that need to be cooled? How much peace and quiet is needed? What is the budget? With this guide, picking portable AC units will be much, much easier, because only the very best and most popular units will be expanded on.
The Haier HPE07XC6 is one air conditioner known for its small size and cost. At the price of only around $350, one can already purchase this beauty, as it is one of the least expensive, good-quality portable air conditioners available. Although its range is a mere 150 square feet, it is still effective when cooling small rooms. It is easily transferable at 74 pounds and comes with an exhaust host from which the condensed water removed from the air is ejected. One of its only disadvantages is that is not as quiet as some customers have hoped. Its extra features include an auto-evaporation function, a timer, various cooling and fan speed settings, temperature and time display, an easy-access air filter and multidirectional airflow.
The second model is the Royal Sovereign ARP1000ES, which costs around $500. It is quite expensive, but rest assured that this definitely portable air conditioner is worth the price. It is very good in eliminating the heat, and it is not relatively noisy. Other than that, this unit has been proven to be extremely durable, lasting for as many as four years. It can cool a room of 200 square feet, and can also be substituted as a dehumidifier. It comes with an exhaust pipe, as well as a handy remote control. Other features include a built-in condensation disposal system, timer, 4-way directional airflow, various cooling and fan speeds and a reusable filter.
The Sharp CV-P12LX is one of the most expensive portable air conditioners around for a reason. It is large and can cool a very big room of around 400 square feet. Other than that, it also has a good reputation for being one of the quietest air conditioners around. A main exhaust pipe is also available to make things more convenient. It can also be used as a dehumidifier, and comes with a remote control, a built-in condensation disposal system, 4-way directional airflow, auto-oscillating louvers, different cooling speeds, various fan speeds, and a plasmacluster ionizer. It weighs around 86 pounds.
The last portable air conditioner in this guide, but not the least, is the Amcor ALW 12000E, which is a godsend for those on a tight budget. At an estimated $420, this AC unit is cheaper than others and widely used. Its disadvantages include its noise factor and its need to have its condensate removed regularly. However, it can also be used as a fan and a dehumidifier. It comes with two fan speeds, adjustable directional airflow, a remote control, an auto-evaporation system that reduces water drainage, a timer and a reusable filter. Lastly, it only weighs around 68 pounds.