This article lists some of the best options for portable air conditioners available to consumers with accurate information provided by real customers. The reviews of the product users are genuine and they are free of any influence by advertising hype.
1. EdgeStar Ultra Compact 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner – White – This is a unit by Edgestar that is ideal for cooling any interior space up to 150 square feet. The unit is one of the most affordable cooling units available to consumers. It offers a variety of desirable features including a remote control, digital thermostat and dehumidifier. Customers have given this product many positive reviews. Users cite its effectiveness at cooling an interior space as the main advantage. The biggest disadvantage according to users is the noise it produces.
2. Royal Sovereign ARP-9409 Portable Air Conditioner 9,000 BTU — Many consumers complain about the noise produced by portable air conditioners. The ARP1000ES by Royal Sovereign is extremely quiet according to users. This is a durable unit that gets the job done. One consumer stated he has owned his unit for nearly four years. It will cool any space up to 200 square feet. It has a remote control for convenient operation and a dehumidifier. It features a dedicated exhaust pipe.
The one disadvantage to this unit is the high price. Consumers will shell out quite a bit for this unit, which is more than many window models capable of providing cool air more effectively. Another disadvantage is it is difficult to move to a different location because it is so heavy.
3. AP12001S – EdgeStar 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner & Air Cleaner – Silver — This unit by Edgestar is the ideal purchase for consumers on a tight budget. It is capable of cooling a 400 square foot space. This product comes with a timer, dehumidifier and digital thermostat and can be operated by remote control. Noisy operation is the main problem cited by users.
This is a just a partial list of the reviews available for the popular air conditioners available on the market. In general, a portable unit is less effective than one that mounts in a window and it is often noisy. Window air conditioner units are typically more affordable than portable ones. If the room you want to cool has a window, a window unit is probably the best option.