If you cannot feel comfortable in your dorm room, what would be the point of cooking and entertaining in your room? A portable AC unit will take of this concern. In the spring months and especially during summer, it can get pretty hot in dorm rooms.
Most dormitories unfortunately are not equipped with central air, and the installation of window units are prohibited, or would not be feasible because of the inadequate space.
Fortunately a portable unit does not require permanent installation and is relatively smaller in size. It does not require the space that a window unit does, and so venting is very simple. Additionally, they can be easily relocated between rooms, and so can be placed wherever the party is.
Our recommendation for the best portable air conditioner dorm room models, are those offered by Whynter.
The Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner (ARC-14S), for example, has great features such as:
1) Three operational modes: air conditioner, dehumidifier or fan.
2) Thermostatic control that has digital readout and a 24 hour programmable timer. Cooling temperatures are between 61°F – 89°F, with heating temperatures ranging between 61°F – 77°F.
3 Remote control, upgraded plastic window kit (46″ max), and includes a washable pre-filter and carbon air filter.
4) Dehumidifying capacity of 101 units per day and 3 fan speeds.
5) Includes extendable exhaust and an intake hose that extends up to 60″m as well as a window kit (up to 46″).