A lightweight air conditioner with excellent output and reasonably quiet operation. 8,000-BTU output and 57-decibel maximum noise. Self-evaporative. Customers love the easy setup and how easy it is to move around.
The window seal can be frustrating to get right and may not fit narrow windows.
The 8,000-BTU cooling power works well for small apartments or cooling a single room. Comparable power to more expensive models. Self-evaporative and lightweight.
Some reports of leaks.
Works as an air conditioner, dehumidifier, and fan, making it a great choice for hot, humid climates. Installation is quick and straightforward. Cools small spaces rapidly.
The different modes cannot be used simultaneously.
Built-in rollers make it easy to maneuver this portable unit. Cools rooms up to 300 square feet efficiently. Sleek design fits in well with most home decor.
Somewhat noisy. Not self-evaporative, and the water reservoir needs to be emptied frequently.
The impressive cooling power is more than sufficient for rooms up to 300 square feet. Reasonably lightweight at 56.2 pounds. Self-evaporative function works well.
Fairly loud. Some customers reported a drop off in cooling capability over time.
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When summer arrives and the temperature is hot, almost everyone turns to ACs to help get them through the heat. But not everyone can afford central air and window AC units aren’t great if you want to move about in different rooms in your home. A portable air conditioner might be the best option in this case. They usually come on wheels and only need a window to vent out of to function (and some don’t even need that). Most air conditioners are rated by BTUs (British thermal units) and the higher the BTUs the more powerful the AC. Most portable ACs are somewhere between 3000 and 8000 BTUs. For the average room, 6000 BTUs is great.