Auto Drain function, 24-hour programmable timer, 3 fan speeds, Remote control, Automatic cut-off, Caster wheels, Window kit
Excellent combination of energy-efficiency and high performance. It is perfect for small and medium-sized spaces.
Owing to sleek modern design, this completely white conditioner will blend beautifully into any room decor.
It has 2 fan speeds only.
If you need an AC for a small room, LG offers you a perfect climate-control solution! The LP0817WSR is a powerful reasonably-priced model.
43.2 pints per day
200 sq. ft.
Auto Drain function, 24-hour programmable timer, 2 fan speeds, Remote control, Caster wheels, Window kit
The built-in fan has three speed modes as well as an auto mode. The unit can automatically select the most optimal speed according to the set temperature.
The instructions in the manual are a bit tricky.
The BLACK + DECKER BPACT14WT AC can quickly cool down a living room, bedroom, college dorm room and other rooms up to 350-400 sq.ft. in size. It's easy to install and maintain.
166.1 pints per day
300-350 sq. ft.
Slide-out washable filter
Auto water evaporation,3 fan speeds + auto mode, 24-hour timer and sleep mode, Full-function remote control, Casters for easy mobility, Installation kit
1 year for labor, 1 year for parts (manufacturing defects only), 5 years for compressor part
This conditioner is one of the most lightweight models in its class, which makes it extremely easy to move from room to room.
When running at max settings, it's a bit noisy.
This Haier conditioner is perfect for mid-sized living rooms or even small offices. Plus, it's very convenient to use.
84 pints per day
350-450 sq. ft.
Auto Drain function, 24-hour programmable timer, 3 fan speeds, Remote control, Automatic cut-off, Caster wheels, Window kit
Whynter Dual Hose
The Whynter Dual Hose portable air conditioner is fitted with multidirectional casters for smooth movement and easy transportation. An easy-to-install venting kit facilitates the process of adjusting a unit to the window. A 60-inch exhaust hose can be easily adjusted to the window for your convenience. Due to window slide bar fixtures, a unit fits in any standard windows up to 46 inches wide. Since this room portable air conditioner is rather heavy, it's better to use it permanently in one place.
This Honeywell portable air conditioner has 10,000 BTU of cooling capacity, which is sufficient for effective cooling of spaces up to 350 sq. ft. It is capable of both cooling and dehumidifying the environment by removing up to 68 pints of moisture per day. This portable air conditioner unit features a fan, which effectively cools and circulates the air in a room, generating up to 174 CFM of air flow. It operates at 3 speed levels: Low, Medium, and High. This appliance has a maximum power consumption of 900 Watts with 11.1 EER.
The Honeywell MN10CESWW portable unit comes with a 47-inch extendable exhaust hose and an adjustable window bracket, which fits standard windows from 20 to 47.25 inches wide. The model has reliable caster wheels which provide mobility, smooth and effortless transportation of the unit from one room to another so that you can place your appliance anywhere you wish. Thus, if you are going to buy an air conditioner, mobility is an important feature which needs to be surely considered.
For the price, this LG free-standing conditioner is a real catch! It's equipped with a 24-hour timer, and you can preset the time for the conditioner to turn on/off. The AC runs smoothly and quietly, so it won't disturb you even at night. Just make sure to leave some space around the fan.
After a power cutoff, the air conditioner will turn on and automatically resume the operation. The device is also capable of dehumidifying air - it can remove up to 43.2 pints of the excess moisture per day. This very feature ensures that neither mold nor mildew will appear in your room.
The conditioner is beautiful in its simplicity. It has a modern sleek design without all those extra frills, thus it will look great in any environment. It's manufactured from high-quality materials and will stand the test of time.
The LP0817WSR portable AC features robust easy-roll casters and side carry handles allowing you to move the unit from room to room effortlessly. It's a great alternative for those who want to cool multiple rooms. So, you are free to use this conditioner in your living room during hot days and in your bedroom at nights. This one can really give you back countless nights of sound sleep!
Excellent For Small Spaces
The performance of this AC is 8000 BTU, which is quite enough for cooling bedrooms, offices, and small living rooms (up to 200 square feet). At 27x13x17 inches, the appliance is really compact and can easily fit into tight corners.
Get a Full Control of It
The AC unit is fitted with an easy-readable LED panel that allows you to change settings. Plus, the package also includes an LCD remote.
Black & Decker BPACT14WT
The BLACK+DECKER BPACT14WT is a real workhorse! Being slightly bigger than a mini-fridge, it can help you kill heat in any bedroom, living room, college dorm room or even small apartment. It features super-strong fans that can cool any 350-400 sq. ft. space from stuffy 90 degrees F down to pleasant 70 degrees F in less than an hour. After the unit reaches the set temperature, it shuts off automatically or operates in a fan-only mode. You can adjust louvers up or down to create a steady airflow for even temperature distribution. The fans blow fresh air approx. 10-15 feet away.
This AC unit has cooling, fan, and dehumidification functions. The dehumidification mode is very helpful during those muggy days. It's able to remove up to 166 pints of moisture per day. Also, this B&D unit boasts a fast-cool feature and an oscillating setting. Operating in the latter mode, it oscillates the air rather than blowing in one direction. Moreover, the manufacturer also offers this unit with a heating function.
The AC itself is nicely built. At 14,000 BTU, it's quite small and is perfect for those who want to save space. Side carrying handles and 4 caster wheels make the unit easy to move around. However, they might not roll very well on thick carpets. Also, we would like to note that this isn't a central air unit, so it'll definitely make some noise. If just fan is running, it's pretty quiet. But things get a bit worse when the compressor kicks on. It'll make the "buzzing" sound that is loud enough to drown out a conversation. You might be surprised, but some customers say that the noise doesn't bother them at all and even blends into the background as a calming white noise. So, if absolute silence drives you insane (as well as unbearable heat), this mighty one is your choice.
Backed by Advanced Technologies
The unit has a handy control panel with a LED digital display. It shows you the ambient temperature, settings, and more. You can set the needed mode/temp manually or use a handy remote. It can help you access all the functions from anywhere in the room. Also, this B&D portable air conditioner features an automatic thermostat, 24-hour on/off timer, and a sleep mode. Enjoy the simplicity of use!
This portable air conditioner is supplied with the window installation kit and a complete manual guide for an easy set up. The installation set includes some foam window seal stuff, 4'11" exhaust hose, slide lock screw, the sliding kit (the piece with the vent, 2 extensions), connector for the slides, and some other things. The AC is compatible with windows that open side to side as well as up and down.
It Will Make Your Life Better
If heat is just killing you, it's time to stop this with the Haier Portable HPC12XCR air conditioner! Boasting 12000 BTU capacity, it can instantly cool down rooms up to 450 square feet. The unit has 3 fan speeds: high, medium, and low.
The conditioner features a programmable 24-hour timer allowing the device to turn on and off automatically at the time you choose. Therefore, the air conditioner can start working at a pre-assigned time to chill your room before your arrival.
Made with a user in mind, the device has "Auto Restart" function that will automatically resume the operation of the unit after a power outage. The conditioner can also dehumidify the environment by removing up to 84 pints of moisture per day. Also, it has a built-in pre-filter capable of cleaning the air from dust.
Equipped with a convenient control panel, the device is very easy to operate. Plus, it's also supplied with a handy full-function remote. Thus, you can easily change settings even without leaving your comfy couch.
The HPC12XCR conditioner requires really low maintenance. For example, the mesh pre-filter is easily washable and has a convenient slide-out design. And owing to the auto evaporation technology, the air conditioner automatically drains condensed water.
A Few Words about Installation
The HPC12XCR is supplied with a complete quick-install window kit, so it's very easy to setup. You just need to put it on a flat surface, install the exhaust hose, and connect the unit to the grid. That's all! Now you can turn on the device and enjoy fresh cool air. The only drawback some users note is that the air conditioner is a bit noisy when running at the maximum settings.
What Is a Portable Air Conditioner?
Nowadays, an air conditioner is a widespread modern appliance, which is used to survive during hot summer days. However, people who live in rented apartments cannot afford to install an air conditioner. Though there are people who live in private houses, but they simply don't want to spoil external building aesthetics with bulky outdoor units. The only way out is to buy a portable air conditioner which is designed for effective cooling of the premises where it's impossible to install other types of air conditioning systems. These portable units can be used anywhere in your house. For instance, you can cool your living room during the daytime, and then you can easily move the appliance to cool your bedroom at night. Such air conditioning units feature an easy-to-install window venting kit. You just need to adjust a vent pipe to the window and connect it to the mains. Even housewives will easily cope with this task. A wide range of available models allows you to choose an air conditioner that suits your needs best.
If you want to install a stationary air conditioner to cool only one room in your house, then take a close look at split air conditioners or window air conditioners with a window slide bar that fits in standard windows.
What Features to Compare
When you decide to purchase an air conditioner, Performance is one of the most important features that need to be considered. It goes without saying that performance is a key factor in creating a proper indoor climate. This primarily depends on 3 essential functions: cooling capacity, ventilation, and dehumidification. The cooling capacity determines how much and how fast a unit can cool a room. It is measured in BTU (British thermal unit), where BTU is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. When used in relation to an air conditioner, BTU means the cooling capacity of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. For example, a model with a cooling capacity of 10.000 BTU can efficiently cool an area of 350 square feet. When it comes to the heating capacity, it is directly proportional to the cooling capacity. The ventilation is used to circulate and cool the air. The air flow is measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM). For example, in a room with an area of 350 square feet and a 10-foot ceiling height, an air conditioner with the air flow of 200 CFM can force the total air volume through the system within 18 minutes. The higher the CFM is, the faster the air is cooled or heated in the room. The dehumidifier helps reduce indoor humidity to the desired level. It is measured in pints of moisture accumulated for a specific period of time, normally during a day. If an air conditioner is used in a humid climate, it is better to choose a model with dehumidifying capacity of more than 90 pints per day. The power consumption is another important feature. Energy efficiency of the unit is determined by performance-to-consumption ratio. The higher this ratio is, the more efficient an air conditioner is. If the EER value is over 10, an air conditioner is considered to be energy efficient.
Since air conditioners are portable devices, their Mobility is one more essential feature that should be taken into account. Primarily, you should decide whether you will use the device to cool a single room or multiple ones. If you plan to use an air conditioner as a stationary unit, then it's worth paying attention to the window kit and the vent pipes length. It should be taken into consideration that the longer the pipe is, the easier it is to place a unit. On the contrary, the shorter the pipe is, the less heat will come to the room from the outside. If you constantly move your device from one room to another, you should consider its weight, size, wheels and side carry handles for easy transportation.
The Usability includes an automatic drain system, a remote control for convenient use, a programmable 24-hour timer to set on/off time, and many other extra features.
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