If you are looking for a way to avoid the cost and hassle of installing a central air system, an Amana window air conditioner might be your best choice.
Just a note: in the US, the Amana portable AC units are sold under the Haier America brand. These units are available at Costco and Sears, and Amazon.
One of the most popular Amana air conditioner units on the market today is the APN10J 10,000 BTU air conditioner. This handy portable air conditioner is easy to move between rooms and is fully portable.
It also comes with an auto evaporation function and dehumidifier to help remove moisture from the air. Most importantly, this Amana portable air conditioner has a bucketless dual-hose system, so you never have to empty a bucket. This unit also includes a full-function remote that lets you stay in bed or keep your cozy seat while you adjust the settings.
The Amana APN10J is ideal for cooling rooms sized 250-300 square feet, and is priced at about $450. It doesn’t require permanent installation and set up is quite easy.
If you are looking for a unit that will cool a slightly larger room, you might consider the Amana 12000 BTU portable air conditioner. This unit – the APN12HJ – is a windowless air conditioner cools rooms up to 400 square feet and is priced at about $530.
Like the Amana APN10J, the Amana APN12HJ provides excellent cooling in a windowless air conditioner. This 12000 BTU portable air conditioner also has a dual-hose system so that you never have to dump buckets of water from the unit.
Amana portable air conditioner reviews for this unit are generally positive. Users comment that this unit really puts out a lot of cold air. In spite of its excellent cooling capabilities, however, some reviewers complain that the unit’s compressor is very loud. One user commented that you could not sleep in a room where you kept this unit.
For larger rooms (500 square feet or so), the Amana 14000 BTU portable air conditioner is your best bet. This fully portable windowless unit is easy to move. It is also quite compact.
Priced at around $1,100, this is one of the more expensive Amana air conditioner units on the market. But it does come with a number of premium features.
Not only does it cool larger rooms much more quickly than the 10,000 BTU or the 12,000 BTU units, but it is also RoHS compliant, which ensures that it uses a minimal amount of lead and mercury. It also uses eco-friendly refrigerant, which protects the environment. Finally, this unit relies on an efficient cooling system, which reduces the need to empty the collection tank. You won’t have to fill buckets of water with this unit.