Life without air conditioners is difficult to imagine. The modern society individual benefits from this quality of life innovation at the office, at home, in stores and pretty much everywhere as long as it is an enclosed space. Regular home owners usually get wall mounted version but sometimes a portable air conditioner seems like the better option. Being a mobile unit means that it can be moved whenever requires such as a new apartment, swapping rooms. It really helps to have a mobile unit especially during hot summer days when air seems almost unbreathable. Out of all the models available only 10 managed to impress. Here are the top 10 best portable air conditioner in 2015 reviews.
10. LG Electronics LP0814WNR
The LG Electronics LP0814WNR is a simple portable 8,000 BTU air conditioner. It is one of the more affordable models that is mostly recommended to small to medium rooms of up to 200 square feet. It has a mostly plastic body with a control menu placed on the top side and a convenient remote. The model comes with a dehumidification function and 2 cooling speeds as well as 2 fan speeds. An additional feature that proves to be useful is the auto-restart function that turns the unit back on if the power is cut then restored.
9. Friedrich PH14B
Fredrich PH14B is a small an compact model with a high cooling power that recommends it mostly to large rooms of up to 700 square feet. It is a bit more expensive than regular portable air conditioners but this is mostly due to its high capacity. It is a 4-in-1 device that acts as a fan, air conditioner, heater and dehumidifier. It has a 13500 BTU cooling power while heating is rated at 10700 BTU. In terms of protection the model comes with a condensation overflow that will shut down the unit if the tank is full.
8. NewAir AC-10100E
NewAir AC-10100E is one of the most compact portable air conditioners in its class. It offers a cooling power of 10,000 BTU and can be placed in rooms of up to 325 square feet. The model is energy efficient making it eco-friendly and can act as a dehumidifier, air conditioner and ventilator. Inside the box buyers will find all the required accessories for a window installation as well as a remote and documentation. The model offers multiple temperature settings and a 12 hour timer plus a sleep mode.
7. Golden 8000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner
The Golden portable air conditioner is an excellent product for the ones that have a limited budget and do not need a lot of cooling power. It is perfectly suited for small to medium rooms of up to 172 square feet and it can help save money on the power bill as it is energy efficient. The unit has a 38 pint dehumidifier and comes with a bonus installation kit for a window hose. In terms of features the model has sleep mode and auto as well as a built-in thermostat, timer and a convenient remote.
6. Honeywell MM14CCS
Honeywell MM14CCS is one of the more powerful portable air conditioners in its price range. The model offers a cooling power of 14,000 BTU and comes loaded with all the standard features. It has a dehumidifier function that can collect as much as 79.2 pints per day and features 3 speeds as well as an auto mode. The model has it’s a LED display on the unit and comes with a small and easy to use remote. To add a bit of convenience the manufacturers added a timer feature that goes up to 24 hours.
5. Shinco 10,000 BTU
For a 10,000 BTU unit the Shinco is one of the most affordable portable air conditioners. It is an excellent pick for the ones that have a limited budget and need to place it in a small to medium room of up to 300 square feet. It is also one of the few models that has a directional air flow that can go 4 ways. It has a 2 speed cooling but unfortunately it cannot be used as a dehumidifier.
4. Honeywell MN12CES
Honeywell’s MN12CES is a powerful unit that was designed to cover a wide range of needs. It is a bit more expensive but it can be seen as an all-in-one solution. The model offers a total cooling power of 12,000 BTU which can cover areas as large as 450 square feet and comes with a no-bucket design. Its dehumidification feature can collect up to 79.2 pints per day and comes with 3 cooling speeds as well as a time feature. The model includes a remote and all the documentation required to start using it straight out of the box.
3. Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner
Whynter is an excellent choice for the ones that need all the cooling power they can get. The model has multiple operations modes such as fan, dehumidifier and air conditioner. Its internal digital thermostat helps maintain the room temperature constant while the timer will make sure the unit is turned off at the right time. The model offers a cooling power of 14,000 BTU and can be used for medium to large rooms. Its dehumidification feature can collect up to 101 pints per day and it comes with 3 fan speeds.
2. Honeywell MN10CESWW
MN10CESWW from Honeywell is a versatile portable air conditioner that offers an optimal cooling power for small to medium rooms of up to 400 square feet. The model can also be used in its dehumidification mode that has a capacity of 79.2 pints per day. When used as an air conditioner the mode offers 3 cooling speeds and an easy to use timer that can be set for up to 24 hours. A last feature that is worth mentioning is its quite operation mode. The model was designed to be quiet even when it is running at the highest fan speed setting.
1. Whynter ECO-FRIENDLY 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner
Whynter’s eco-friendly portable air conditioner is one of the more affordable models that was designed to have a minimal imprint over the environment. It was made to be as energy efficient as possible which also means it has a low energy consumption thus helping save on the energy bill. The model offers a 14,000 BTU cooling power and comes with a dual hose system. Its cooling capacity recommends it to be used in rooms of up to 500 square feet while its dual hose system ensures that the temperature is lowered twice as fast. Like most other models it comes with a simple remote and a control panel on top of the unit.